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Winter Sun

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Author: Shi Zhi
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 0806184566
Size: 51.42 MB
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Category : Poetry
Languages : en
Pages : 208
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Shi Zhi has been a major force in Chinese poetry since 1968, when several of his poems were circulated as secret handwritten manuscripts in the midst of China’s Cultural Revolution. He gave voice to the aspirations of dispirited youth, and although once relegated to obscurity, he is today celebrated as one of China’s most important cultural influences, having spawned the modern Chinese poetry revolution of the 1980s. This collection of Shi Zhi’s most significant poems, featuring an afterword by the poet himself, is the first book-length publication of his work in English. Born as Guo Lusheng in 1948, at the height of the Chinese Civil War, Shi Zhi joined the People’s Liberation Army at the age of twenty-three. Discharged early, he entered into a period of severe depression and spent much of the next three decades living in mental hospitals under harsh conditions. Taking the pen name of Shi Zhi, meaning “index finger,” to evoke the image of people pointing at his back, he continued to write poetry through these tumultuous years, chronicling his journey from the heights of fame to the depths of institutionalism and ultimately to a final redemptive return to society in 2005. The voice of this besieged poet, burdened with exile and illness, captured the spirit of his generation and now inspires young readers. By presenting Shi Zhi’s poems in chronological order, Winter Sun allows readers to appreciate the evolution of his poetry from his earliest work to his most recent poems. Masterfully translated by Jonathan Stalling, and with an introduction by leading poetry critic Zhang Qinqua, this landmark collection ensures that Shi Zhi’s poetry—so important to Chinese readers during the most challenging of times—will engage the hearts and minds of new readers the world over for years to come.

Late Winter Sun

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Author: Alan Drummond Reid
Publisher: FriesenPress
ISBN: 1460207890
Size: 26.41 MB
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Category : Poetry
Languages : en
Pages : 120
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Most would agree that people, in so many walks of life, have lost sight of the importance of treating one another with kindness and respect. In this inspired collection of poetry and prose, the author revisits what he considers to be life's core lessons for success and happiness. Through his recently "retired" eyes, he offers a personal retrospective, as well as a prospective commitment to practice the lessons in this new stage of his life. Moreover, he shares hope that readers will not see these lessons as being reserved for days when they can enjoy the "late winter sun;" rather, that they will see them as compatible with any journey through life, at any stage, on whatever path they follow in the world, whatever their goals may be....

My Own Winter Sun

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Author: Tess Neis
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1477133046
Size: 69.81 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 256
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My Own Winter Sun BY TESS NEIS The fame and fortune that went with success had a price. For Erik Robson, quintessential English heartthrob, it was boredom. He was sick of the screaming fans and the flashing cameras of the paparazzi that never failed to trail him wherever he went. He was tired of the attention that was always attached to anything he said or did. All he wanted was to restore some semblance of normality and order in his life. As fate would have it, he met Tamiko who turned out to be just the breath of fresh air that Erik so needed in his convoluted world. But to many people, Tamiko was either an unwelcomed distraction or a fierce competition. Either way, she was not good for Erik's career. Could the people around Erik be right? For wasn't Tamiko herself running away from her own demons?

The Winter Sun Shines In

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Author: Donald Keene
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231535317
Size: 34.87 MB
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Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 240
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Rather than resist the vast social and cultural changes sweeping Japan in the nineteenth century, the poet Masaoka Shiki (1867–1902) instead incorporated new Western influences into his country's native haiku and tanka verse. By reinvigorating these traditional forms, Shiki released them from outdated conventions and made them more responsive to newer trends in artistic expression. Altogether, his reforms made the haiku Japan's most influential modern cultural export. Using extensive readings of Shiki's own writings and accounts of the poet by his contemporaries and family, Donald Keene charts Shiki's revolutionary (and often contradictory) experiments with haiku and tanka, a dynamic process that made the survival of these traditional genres possible in a globalizing world. Keene particularly highlights random incidents and encounters in his impressionistic portrait of this tragically young life, moments that elicited significant shifts and discoveries in Shiki's work. The push and pull of a profoundly changing society is vividly felt in Keene's narrative, which also includes sharp observations of other recognizable characters, such as the famous novelist and critic Natsume Soseki. In addition, Keene reflects on his own personal relationship with Shiki's work, further developing the nuanced, deeply felt dimensions of its power.

Summer Snow Winter Sun

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Author: Heather Leigh
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 057805602X
Size: 24.98 MB
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Languages : en
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Always Now From Elsewhere Winter Sun The Dumbfounding Translations

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Author: Margaret Avison
Publisher: The Porcupine's Quill
ISBN: 9780889842625
Size: 61.53 MB
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Category : Poetry
Languages : en
Pages : 256
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Always Now, Collected Poems of Margaret Avison, encompasses in three volumes all of the published books, from Winter Sun (1960) to Concrete and Wild Carrot (2002), and is framed by a gathering of uncollected and new poems respectively. When complete, Always Now will present all of the poems, up to 2002, that Margaret Avison wishes to preserve. Volume One extends from the uncollected poems to Avison's translations of Hungarian poems, and includes Winter Sun and The Dumbfounding. Besides the uncollected surprises, two of them dating to high school days and first published in Hermes, Toronto's Humberside Collegiate literary magazine, there are the loved and familiar early poems, just as fresh now as they were then, from which certain wonderful lines still jump out: `Nobody stuffs the world in at your eyes./ The optic heart must venture'; `In the mathematics of God/ there are percentages beyond one hundred.' Margaret Avison's poems have warmed the hearts and enlarged the thinking of two generations of Canadian readers.

Under The Winter Sun

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Author: Jonas Lundqvist
Publisher: Ste-Genevieve Press
ISBN: 9781412012485
Size: 69.89 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 187
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Beautifully crafted, fearlessly passionate first novel. - The Globe and Mail

Courtyards

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Author: John Reynolds
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471398844
Size: 22.83 MB
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Category : Architecture
Languages : en
Pages : 243
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"Courtyards presents a survey of courtyards, contemporary design guidelines, and a diverse selection of examples. Readers will acquire a basic understanding of the balance that must exist between garden and building, including practical advice for planting."--BOOK JACKET.

Winter Sun

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Author: Margaret Avison
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Size: 15.15 MB
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Teacher S Weather Sourcebook

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Author: Tom Konvicka
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781563084881
Size: 38.78 MB
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Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 321
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Covers principles of atmospheric science; explores such topics as science fair project ideas, weather maps and instruments, and safety rules; and lists activities for teachers to use to help students learn about the atmosphere.

Cold Winter Sun

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Author: Tony J. Forder
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ISBN: 9781912604760
Size: 80.49 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 264
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A fast-paced crime thriller full of action.

When Technology Fails

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Author: Matthew Stein
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 1603580956
Size: 21.15 MB
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Category : House & Home
Languages : en
Pages : 493
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There’s never been a better time to “be prepared.” Matthew Stein’s comprehensive primer on sustainable living skills—from food and water to shelter and energy to first-aid and crisis-management skills—prepares you to embark on the path toward sustainability. But unlike any other book, Stein not only shows you how to live “green” in seemingly stable times, but to live in the face of potential disasters, lasting days or years, coming in the form of social upheaval, economic meltdown, or environmental catastrophe. When Technology Fails covers the gamut. You’ll learn how to start a fire and keep warm if you’ve been left temporarily homeless, as well as the basics of installing a renewable energy system for your home or business. You’ll learn how to find and sterilize water in the face of utility failure, as well as practical information for dealing with water-quality issues even when the public tap water is still flowing. You’ll learn alternative techniques for healing equally suited to an era of profit-driven malpractice as to situations of social calamity. Each chapter (a survey of the risks to the status quo; supplies and preparation for short- and long-term emergencies; emergency measures for survival; water; food; shelter; clothing; first aid, low-tech medicine, and healing; energy, heat, and power; metalworking; utensils and storage; low-tech chemistry; and engineering, machines, and materials) offers the same approach, describing skills for self-reliance in good times and bad. Fully revised and expanded—the first edition was written pre-9/11 and pre-Katrina, when few Americans took the risk of social disruption seriously—When Technology Fails ends on a positive, proactive note with a new chapter on "Making the Shift to Sustainability," which offers practical suggestions for changing our world on personal, community and global levels.

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