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The Fox's Craft in Japanese Religion and Culture

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Download The Fox's Craft in Japanese Religion and Culture in PDF by Michael Bathgate Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2004-03-01 with total page 144 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For more than a millennium, the fox has been a ubiquitous figure at the margins of the Japanese collective imagination. In the writings of the nobility and the motifs of popular literature, the fox is known as a shapeshifter, able to assume various forms in order to deceive others. Focusing on recurring themes of transformation and duplicity in folklore, theology, and court and village practice, The Fox's Craft explores the meanings and uses of shapeshifter fox imagery in Japanese history. Michael Bathgate finds that the shapeshifting powers of the fox make it a surprisingly fundamental symbol in the discourse of elite and folk alike, and a key component in formulations of marriage and human identity, religious knowledge, and the power of money. The symbol of the shapeshifter fox thus provides a vantage point from which to understand the social practice of signification.


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Gift of the Fox

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ISBN : 9781983246135
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Download Gift of the Fox in PDF by Tamuna Tsertsvadze Full Book and published by . This book was released on 2018-06-22 with total page 266 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the kingdom of Wanglong, slave girls work in the royal palace. Three girls - Tamie Beanson, Tiegan Brown and Liz Schettner - are close friends to each other. They serve as water-maids in the palace and occasionally do some other work.The three girls get to contemplate the life of seven princes - the sons of Wang Ru - the emperor of Wanglong. Tamie has a crush on one of the princes, and wishes to get closer to him - Wang Shao, the most mysterious of the seven. But as she is only a servant, she gets no chance to get closer to the boys. Furthermore, she is a woman, and women servants are regarded as even lower than men. The men servants sometimes get to become the princes' personal servants, aiding them in hunts and battles. One day, Tamie rescues an injured fox from being captured by the princes, and her friends help her get the fox back to her feet. Tamie, grieved that she is unable to reach her sweetheart, goes alone in the forest to lament, and dreams only if she were a boy. Once she makes this wish, her friend fox from before appears and breathes at her while she's still sleeping.Later when Tamie wakes up, she feels she has somehow changed... but everything gets clear when she crawls up to the river and looks into the water, just to discover what that 'change' actually is...She looks in the water, but it reflects a boy...


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The 5th Season: New year ku (books 1 & 2 of 4)

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Download The 5th Season: New year ku (books 1 & 2 of 4) in PDF by Robin D. Gill Full Book and published by Paraverse Press. This book was released on 2007 with total page 469 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this book, the first of a series, Robin D. Gill, author of the highly acclaimed Rise, Ye Sea Slugs! and Cherry Blossom Epiphany, the largest single-theme anthologies of poetry ever published, explores the traditional Japanese New Year through 2,000 translated haiku (mostly 17-20c). "The New Year," R.H. Blyth once wrote, "is a season by itself." That was nowhere so plain as in the world of haiku, where saijiki, large collections called of ku illustrating hundreds, if not thousands of briefly explained seasonal themes, generally comprised five volumes, one for each season. Yet, the great doyen of haiku gave this fifth season, considered the first season when it came at the head of the Spring rather than in mid-winter, only a tenth of the pages he gave to each of the other four seasons (20 vs. 200). Was Blyth, Zen enthusiast, not enamored with ritual? Or, was he loath to translate the New Year with its many cultural idiosyncrasies (most common to the Sinosphere but not to the West), because he did not want to have to explain the haiku? It is hard to say, but, with these poems for the re-creation of the world, Robin D. Gill, aka "keigu" (respect foolishness, or respect-fool), rushes in where even Blyth feared to tread to give this supernatural or cosmological season - one that combines aspects of the Solstice, Christmas, New Year's, Easter, July 4th and the Once Upon a Time of Fairy Tales - the attention it deserves. With G.K. Chesterton's words, evoking the mind of the haiku poets of old, the author-publisher leaves further description of the content to his reader-reviewers. "The man standing in his own kitchen-garden with the fairyland opening at the gate, is the man with large ideas. His mind creates distance; the motor-car stupidly destroys it." (G.K. Chesterton: Heretics 1905)


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Dreams Must Explain Themselves

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ISBN : 1473205956
Pages : 400 pages
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Download Dreams Must Explain Themselves in PDF by Ursula K. Le Guin Full Book and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2018-02-01 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'By turns sharp, funny and insightful, high-minded but never mean-spirited, the book embodies its author's lifelong quest for freedom: freedom as a woman, freedom to write what she pleased, freedom to like what she liked. Genre fiction - and literature in general - has lost not just one of its brightest exponents but one of its bolshiest champions.' FINANCIAL TIMES 'Excellent' CHOICE 'Le Guin is one of the singular speculative voices of our future, thanks to her knack for anticipating issues of seminal importance to society' TLS Ursula K. Le Guin has won or been nominated for over 200 awards for her fiction, including the Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy and SFWA Grand Master Awards. She is the acclaimed author of the Earthsea sequence and The Left Hand of Darkness - which alone would qualify her for literary immortality - as well as a remarkable body of short fiction, including the powerful, Hugo-winning 'The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas' and the masterpiece of anthropological and environmental SF 'The Word for World is Forest' - winner of the Hugo Award for best novella. But Ursula Le Guin's talents do not stop at fiction. Over the course of her extraordinary career, she has penned numerous essays around themes important to her: anthropology, environmentalism, feminism, social justice and literary criticism to name a few. She has responded in detail to criticism of her own work and even reassessed that work in the context of such critiques. This selection of the best of Le Guin's non-fiction shows an agile mind, an unparalleled imagination and a ferocious passion to argue against injustice. In 2014 Ursula Le Guin was awarded the National Book Foundation's Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, and her widely praised acceptance speech is one of the highlights of this volume, which shows that one of modern literature's most original voices is also one of its purest consciences.


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Doing December Differently

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ISBN : 1849520461
Pages : 100 pages
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Download Doing December Differently in PDF by Nicola Slee & Rosie Miles Full Book and published by Wild Goose Publications. This book was released on 2006-10-17 with total page 100 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Explores how people of faith and goodwill might mark the midwinter season and the Christmas festival with integrity and simplicity.


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The Law Reports

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Animals in the Ancient World from A to Z

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ISBN : 1317577434
Pages : 262 pages
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Download Animals in the Ancient World from A to Z in PDF by Kenneth F. Kitchell Jr. Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-06-23 with total page 262 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The ancient Greeks and Romans lived in a world teeming with animals. Animals were integral to ancient commerce, war, love, literature and art. Inside the city they were found as pets, pests, and parasites. They could be sacred, sacrificed, liminal, workers, or intruders from the wild. Beyond the city domesticated animals were herded and bred for profit and wild animals were hunted for pleasure and gain alike. Specialists like Aristotle, Aelian, Pliny and Seneca studied their anatomy and behavior. Geographers and travelers described new lands in terms of their animals. Animals are to be seen on every possible artistic medium, woven into cloth and inlaid into furniture. They are the subject of proverbs, oaths and dreams. Magicians, physicians and lovers turned to animals and their parts for their crafts. They paraded before kings, inhabited palaces, and entertained the poor in the arena. Quite literally, animals pervaded the ancient world from A-Z. In entries ranging from short to long, Kenneth Kitchell offers insight into this commonly overlooked world, covering representative and intriguing examples of mammals, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates. Familiar animals such as the cow, dog, fox and donkey are treated along with more exotic animals such as the babirussa, pangolin, and dugong. The evidence adduced ranges from Minoan times to the Late Roman Empire and is taken from archaeology, ancient authors, inscriptions, papyri, coins, mosaics and all other artistic media. Whenever possible reasoned identifications are given for ancient animal names and the realities behind animal lore are brought forth. Why did the ancients think hippopotamuses practiced blood letting on themselves? How do you catch a monkey? Why were hyenas thought to be hermaphroditic? Was there really a vampire moth? Entries are accompanied by full citations to ancient authors and an extensive bibliography. Of use to Classics students and scholars, but written in a style designed to engage anyone interested in Greco-Roman antiquity, Animals in the Ancient World from A to Z reveals the extent and importance of the animal world to the ancient Greeks and Romans. It answers many questions, asks several more, and seeks to stimulate further research in this important field.


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Fallen Animals

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ISBN : 1498543979
Pages : 178 pages
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Download Fallen Animals in PDF by Zohar Hadromi-Allouche Full Book and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2017-10-05 with total page 178 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The book examines the interpretations, functions and interactions of the Fall—physical, moral, artistic, and otherwise—as represented through animals, or through human–animal interactions, in various religious contexts, art, and literature.


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Gifts from the Broken Jar

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ISBN : 9780966739398
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Download Gifts from the Broken Jar in PDF by P. J. Long Full Book and published by EquiLibrium Press. This book was released on 2004-12 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Everyone, at some time, learns how life can change in a moment: with the crossing of the center line on a highway or the reading of a blood test; a telephone's knell in the still of night or a spouse's hesitation before the unspeakable is spoken. Occasionally, out of the turmoil emerges a work of exceptional wisdom and beauty. Gifts from the Broken Jar is one such work. Psychotherapist PJ Long's life-altering moment came when the bolt of a terrified horse left her brain-injured. She became a stranger to herself, unable to drive a car, prepare a meal, or carry on a conversation. But when PJ began to write, pen and ink acted as needle and thread, mending her torn mind and stitching together a new life. Lessons she had gleaned over years of helping others returned to guide her. And as PJ wrote, she gained profound insight into the resilience of the spirit and the unexpected joys of everyday life.


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The Fox and the Star Gift Tags With Metallic Cord

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Download The Fox and the Star Gift Tags With Metallic Cord in PDF by Coralie Bickford-Smith Full Book and published by . This book was released on 2018-10-30 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:


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Native American Animal Stories

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ISBN : 9781555911270
Pages : 164 pages
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Download Native American Animal Stories in PDF by Joseph Bruchac Full Book and published by Fulcrum Publishing. This book was released on 1992 with total page 164 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A collection of twenty-four animal stories from Indian tribes throughout North America


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The Fox and the Jewel

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Alien Kind

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ISBN : 9780674010949
Pages : 370 pages
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Download Alien Kind in PDF by Rania Huntington Full Book and published by Harvard Univ Asia Center. This book was released on 2003 with total page 370 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: To discuss the supernatural in China is "to talk of foxes and speak of ghosts." Ming and Qing China were well populated with foxes, shape-changing creatures who transgressed the boundaries of species, gender, and the metaphysical realm. In human form, foxes were both immoral succubi and good wives/good mothers, both tricksters and Confucian paragons. They were the most alien yet the most common of the strange creatures a human might encounter. Rania Huntington investigates a conception of one kind of alien and attempts to establish the boundaries of the human. As the most ambiguous alien in the late imperial Chinese imagination, the fox reveals which boundaries around the human and the ordinary were most frequently violated and, therefore, most jealously guarded. Each section of this book traces a particular boundary violated by the fox and examines how maneuvers across that boundary change over time: the narrative boundaries of genre and texts; domesticity and the outside world; chaos and order; the human and the non-human; class; gender; sexual relations; and the progression from animal to monster to transcendent. As "middle creatures," foxes were morally ambivalent, endowed with superhuman but not quite divine powers; like humans, they occupied a middle space between the infernal and the celestial.


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The English Connection Coursebook 3

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ISBN : 9352534433
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Download The English Connection Coursebook 3 in PDF by RENU ANAND Full Book and published by S. Chand Publishing. This book was released on with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The English Connection, an integrated skills course, highlights the holistic approach to language teaching and learning. The underlying principles of language learning advocated by the CBSE, i.e., learner autonomy, reflective thinking, creativity, and interactive learning, have been incorporated in the pedagogy that is embedded in the course content of the series.