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The Fox's Craft in Japanese Religion and Culture

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ISBN : 1135883912
Pages : 210 pages
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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 with total page 210 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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The 5th Season: New year ku (books 1 & 2 of 4)

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ISBN : 0974261890
Pages : 469 pages
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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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ISBN : 0525574417
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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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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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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
Pages : 288 pages
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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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Native American Animal Stories

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Publisher : Fulcrum Publishing
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ISBN : 9781555911270
Pages : 164 pages
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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.


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Alien Kind

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Publisher : Harvard Univ Asia Center
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ISBN : 9780674010949
Pages : 404 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 404 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The China of the Ming and Qing dynasties was well populated with foxes, shape-changing creatures who transgressed the boundaries of species, gender and the metaphysical realm. Each section of this book traces a particular boundary violated by the fox and examines how manoeuvres across that boundary change over time.


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The Jewish Story Finder

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ISBN : 0786448237
Pages : 413 pages
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Download The Jewish Story Finder in PDF by Sharon Barcan Elswit Full Book and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2012-07-27 with total page 413 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Storytelling, as oral tradition and in writing, has long played a central role in Jewish society. Family, educators, and clergy employ stories to transmit Jewish culture, traditions, and values. This comprehensive bibliography identifies 668 Jewish folktales by title and subject, summarizing plot lines for easy access to the right story for any occasion. Some centuries old and others freshly imagined, the tales include animal fables, supernatural yarns, and anecdotes for festivals and holidays. Themes include justice, community, cause and effect, and mitzvahs, or good deeds. This second edition nearly doubles the number of stories and expands the guide's global reach, with new pieces from Turkey, Morocco, Libya, Tunisia, and Chile. Subject cross-references and a glossary complete the volume, a living tool for understanding the ever-evolving world of Jewish folklore.


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ISBN : 150496165X
Pages : 480 pages
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Download Love’S Fire Works in PDF by Andrew Carey Full Book and published by AuthorHouse. This book was released on 2015-12-15 with total page 480 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Loves Fire Works The Rule-Breaker is an explosive, power-packed work that communicates boldly about Gods fiery works to birth loves greater mysteries. The author shares his journey to overcome panic attacks and marital fireworks, and his personal stories offer hope and perspective for those struggling with relationships, anxiety, depression, hopelessness, or identity issues. This challenging yet grace-filled work is a refuge and light for connecting with God during trials. This work cries out with a tenacious, ever-pursuing love beyond the rules and ways of this earth, and yet, with a divine justice that feeds and gathers the poor, afflicted, and outcast. Going further with God means breaking our rules burning away the old to awaken us to know Gods perfect love that casts out fear and judgment. This ground-breaking, thought-provoking work will stir the Spirit to greater life within you for a long time to come.


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Horace and the Gift Economy of Patronage

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ISBN : 9780520925892
Pages : 304 pages
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Download Horace and the Gift Economy of Patronage in PDF by Phebe Lowell Bowditch Full Book and published by Univ of California Press. This book was released on 2001-03-02 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This innovative study explores selected odes and epistles by the late-first-century poet Horace in light of modern anthropological and literary theory. Phebe Lowell Bowditch looks in particular at how the relationship between Horace and his patron Maecenas is reflected in these poems' themes and rhetorical figures. Using anthropological studies on gift exchange, she uncovers an implicit economic dynamic in these poems and skillfully challenges standard views on literary patronage in this period. Horace and the Gift Economy of Patronage provides a striking new understanding of Horace's poems and the Roman system of patronage, and also demonstrates the relevance of New Historicist and Marxist critical paradigms for Roman studies. In addition to incorporating anthropological and sociological perspectives, Bowditch's theoretical approach makes use of concepts drawn from linguistics, deconstruction, and the work of Michel Foucault. She weaves together these ideas in an original approach to Horace's use of golden age imagery, his language concerning public gifts or munera, his metaphors of sacrifice, and the rhetoric of class and status found in these poems. Horace and the Gift Economy of Patronage represents an original approach to central issues and questions in the study of Latin literature, and sheds new light on our understanding of Roman society in general.