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Heaven of Drums

Author : Ana Gloria Moya
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This story of love and revolution takes place during the Argentine struggle for independence (1810-1820) and focuses on the character of the national hero, Manuel Belgrano. However, Belgrano's story is told through the voices of the real heroes of the novel - Maria Kumba, a mulatto healer-priestess, fighter, and nurse to the common soldiers, and Gregorio Rivas, Mestizo son of a well-to-do Spanish businessman. Heaven of Drums is filled with political and personal intrigue. At the core of the novel is the issue of racial discrimination. Belgrano is blinded to the love Maria has for him and the good counsel she has to offer because of his contempt for blacks. His open contempt for Rivas as a Mestizo ultimately leads to his death. Rivas becomes Maria's lover but is always haunted by Maria's evident adoration of Belgrano. The manner in which the love-hate triangle plays out is filled with surprises and cuts to the heart of Argentina's troubled identity.

Cuban Fiestas

Author : Roberto González Echevarría
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The Rise and Fall of Meter

Author : Meredith Martin
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Why do we often teach English poetic meter by the Greek terms iamb and trochee? How is our understanding of English meter influenced by the history of England's sense of itself in the nineteenth century? Not an old-fashioned approach to poetry, but a dynamic, contested, and inherently nontraditional field, "English meter" concerned issues of personal and national identity, class, education, patriotism, militarism, and the development of English literature as a discipline. The Rise and Fall of Meter tells the unknown story of English meter from the late eighteenth century until just after World War I. Uncovering a vast and unexplored archive in the history of poetics, Meredith Martin shows that the history of prosody is tied to the ways Victorian England argued about its national identity. Gerard Manley Hopkins, Coventry Patmore, and Robert Bridges used meter to negotiate their relationship to England and the English language; George Saintsbury, Matthew Arnold, and Henry Newbolt worried about the rise of one metrical model among multiple competitors. The pressure to conform to a stable model, however, produced reactionary misunderstandings of English meter and the culture it stood for. This unstable relationship to poetic form influenced the prose and poems of Robert Graves, Siegfried Sassoon, Wilfred Owen, W. B. Yeats, Ezra Pound, and Alice Meynell. A significant intervention in literary history, this book argues that our contemporary understanding of the rise of modernist poetic form was crucially bound to narratives of English national culture.

Rock Obituaries Knocking On Heaven s Door

Author : Nick Talevski
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The fascination with tragedy and the subsequent theatre of voyeurism are part of human nature, especially when it involves our icons, celebrities and musicians. Knocking On Heaven's Door is the definitive book of rock 'n' roll, pop, R&B and blues deaths. Often, only the biggest selling artists are written about and sometimes it is the death of a personality that cements their iconic status. Knocking On Heaven's Door not only covers the rock legends who lived hard and died young, this detailed reference contains over 1,000 obituaries of music industry personalities, famous and obscure from mid-fifties to the present day. Alphabetical entries of all the important individuals, including: noteworthy producers, managers, songwriters, record company founders A&R men and even critics, puts all the information at your finger tips. Nick Talevski has spent a decade researching this comprehensive and authoritative reference book and it will be an indispensable and practical addition to every music library, full of irresistible and intriguing information.

Chinese Theories of Theater and Performance from Confucius to the Present

Author : Faye Chunfang Fei
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The first English-language anthology that traces the centuries-long evolution of Chinese thought on theater and performance

The Little Duke

Author : Charles Lecocq
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Heaven Hell And The Heart Of Asphalt

Author : Paulo Jose Mourao
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LOVE POEMS.

Le petit duc

Author : Charles Lecocq
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Heaven s Net is Wide

Author : Lian Hearn
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'A beautifully realized setting, action and romance played out across a couple of generations, a high-class voyage to the long ago and far away – Lian Hearn has written a saga that will continue to give pleasure to many.' – Ursula K. Le Guin The Middle Country, home of the Otori clan is ruled by a benign but weak leader while in the East, the warrior-like Tohan are gathering power. On the plain of Yaegahara the clans clash in a bloody battle that leaves Otori Shigeru desperate for vengeance. Meanwhile, in a remote mountain village, a boy is born gifted with the supernatural skills of his father, once the deadliest assassin of the Tribe. Set in the years before the beginning of Across the Nightingale Floor, Heaven's Net is Wide by Lian Hearn is the first and last Tale, which both closes the circle and introduces new readers to the fantastical, beautiful and thrilling world of the Otori. It is an epic story of betrayal, revenge, magic and love.

The Thunder Drums of Heaven

Author : James W. Bryner
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The Thunder Drums of Heaven tells the stroy of a military conflict that occurs as a result of the financial collapse of the United States Federal Goverment. The story focuses on a group of patriots who attempt to establish a new government that is based on the federal constitution, and the conflict that results when they try to reunite the fifty states. The story concentrates on a young regular army major who plays a pivotal role in both reestablishing a new federal government and in the the defense of the growing union of states in the resulting conflict. It is a fast paced military action/adventure with a bittersweet love story woven in.

The Saturday Review of Politics Literature Science and Art

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Jazz research

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The Concise Garland Encyclopedia of World Music The Middle East South Asia East Asia Southeast Asia

Author : Ellen Koskoff
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Heaven s Command

Author : Jan Morris
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Jan Morris tells the epic story of the rise of the British Empire, from the accession of Queen Victoria in 1837 to her Diamond Jubilee in 1897. In this celebrated masterwork she vividly evokes every aspect of the 'great adventure', ranging from ships and botanical gardens to hill stations and sugar plantations, as she traces the impact of empire on places as diverse as Sierra Leone and Fiji, Zululand and the Canadian prairies. The Pax Britannica Trilogy also includes Pax Britannica: The Climax of an Empire and Farewell the Trumpets: An Imperial Retreat. Together, these three works of history trace the dramatic rise and fall of the British Empire, from the accession of Queen Victoria in 1837 to the death of Winston Churchill in 1965. Jan Morris is also world-renowned for her collection of travel writing and reportage, spanning over five decades and including such titles as Venice, Coronation Everest, Hong Kong, Spain, A Writer's World and most recently, Contact! 'How many professional historians can write books that give so much pleasure? This is a book planned by an architect, fitted together by a craftsman, and polished by a cabinet-maker.' Sunday Times

The Home Voices Speak Louder Than the Drums

Author : Wanda Easter Burch
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"Soldier mortals would not survive if they were not blessed with the gift of imagination and the pictures of hope," wrote Confederate Private Henry Graves in the trenches outside Petersburg, Virginia. "The second angel of mercy is the night dream." Providing fresh perspective on the human side of the Civil War, this book explores the dreams and imaginings of those who fought it, as recorded in their letters, journals and memoirs. Sometimes published as poems or songs or printed in newspapers, these rarely acknowledged writings reflect the personalities and experiences of their authors. Some expressions of fear, pain, loss, homesickness and disappointment are related with grim fatalism, and some with glimpses of humor.

The Little Drummer Boy Clarence D McKenzie the Child of the Thirteenth Regiment N Y S M

Author : Luther Goodyear Bingham
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Heaven s Fire

Author : Candace McCarthy
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Reprinted Edition Dreams Of Freedom It was a stroke of sheer luck that saved the newborn's life. Kidnapped as she traveled from New York to Delaware, Rebecca Morton had been forced to become a slave to the Cayuga chief's pregnant wife. Now, suddenly hailed throughout the land as a great healer, Rebecca lived for one dream: her freedom. Trapped By Desire Night Wind, the warrior who crept into his enemy's camp under cloak of darkness, was driven by one thought: to save his brother. As he carried the woman they called "White Medicine Woman" bound and blindfolded into the wilderness, she was his only hope. She would become his only desire. . . 17,500 Words

The Road to East Slope

Author : Michael Anthony Fuller
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Su Shi (1037-1101) is the greatest poet of the Song Dynasty, a man whose writings and image defined some of the enduring central themes of the Chinese cultural tradition. Su Shi was not only the best poet of his time, he was also a government official, a major prose stylist, a noted calligrapher, an avid herbalist, a dabbler in alchemy, and a broadly learned scholar. The author shows how this complex personality was embodied in Su Shi's work and traces the evolution of his poems from juvenilia to the poems written in exile in Huangzhou, where Su settled on a farm at East Slope.

Percussive Notes

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Signe from Heaven Or A Fearefull and Terrible Noise Heard in the Ayre at Alborow in the County of Suffolk on Thursday the 4 Day of August at 5 of the Clocke in the Afternoone

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