Birds Without Wings

Birds Without Wings is a novel about the personal and political costs of war, and about love: between men and women; between friends; between those who are driven to be enemies; and between Philothei, a Christian girl of legendary beauty, ...

Author: Louis de Bernières

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448113822

Category: Fiction

Page: 640

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Set against the backdrop of the collapsing Ottoman Empire, Birds Without Wings traces the fortunes of one small community in south-west Anatolia - a town in which Christian and Muslim lives and traditions have co-existed peacefully for centuries. When war is declared and the outside world intrudes, the twin scourges of religion and nationalism lead to forced marches and massacres, and the peaceful fabric of life is destroyed. Birds Without Wings is a novel about the personal and political costs of war, and about love: between men and women; between friends; between those who are driven to be enemies; and between Philothei, a Christian girl of legendary beauty, and Ibrahim the Goatherd, who has courted her since infancy. Epic in sweep, intoxicating in its sensual detail, it is an enchanting masterpiece. 'A mesmerising patchwork of horror, humour and humanity' Independent


Birds Without Wings

Birds Without Wings Copyright © 2007 by Reina Murray All rights reserved. This title is also available as a Tate Out Loud product. Visit www.tatepublishing. com for more information. No part of this publication may be reproduced, ...

Author: Reina Murray

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN: 1602470014

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 185

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Based on a true story, Birds Without Wings chronicles the memory of eleven-year-old Reesa as she and her three siblings 'Joyce, the voice of reasoning; Pat, the rebel; and Walter, the protector' are propelled into a world of abuse. Their father's love puts them in harm's way. Their stepmother's ignorance and silent frustration imprisons them. Their mother's vulnerabilities bruise their souls and scar their hearts. The ransom for their souls has a price tag that no one can quantify. Their cries are echoes that cannot be heard. They are four helpless birds looking through the windows of their souls, awaiting their way of escape to freedom.


Birds Without Wings

In south-west Turkey at the onset of World War I, a quirky community made up of Christians, Muslims, Armenians and Jews has co-existed peacefully over the centuries. As the outside world intrudes, cataclysmic events disrupt their lives.

Author: Louis De Bernieres

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Category: City and town life

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In south-west Turkey at the onset of World War I, a quirky community made up of Christians, Muslims, Armenians and Jews has co-existed peacefully over the centuries. As the outside world intrudes, cataclysmic events disrupt their lives.



The Dust That Falls from Dreams

From the acclaimed author of Corelli’s Mandolin, here is a sumptuous, sweeping, powerfully moving new novel about a British family whose lives and loves are indelibly shaped by the horrors of World War I and the hopes for its aftermath.

Author: Louis de Bernieres

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 1101946490

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

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From the acclaimed author of Corelli’s Mandolin, here is a sumptuous, sweeping, powerfully moving new novel about a British family whose lives and loves are indelibly shaped by the horrors of World War I and the hopes for its aftermath. In the brief golden years of the Edwardian era the McCosh sisters—Christabel, Ottilie, Rosie and Sophie—grow up in an idyllic household in the countryside south of London. On one side, their neighbors are the proper Pendennis family, recently arrived from Baltimore, whose close-in-age boys—Sidney, Albert and Ashbridge—shake their father’s hand at breakfast and address him as “sir.” On the other side is the Pitt family: a “resolutely French” mother, a former navy captain father, and two brothers, Archie and Daniel, who are clearly “going to grow up into a pair of daredevils and adventurers.” In childhood this band is inseparable, but the days of careless camaraderie are brought to an abrupt halt by the outbreak of The Great War, in which everyone will play a part. All three Pendennis brothers fight in the hellish trenches at the front; Daniel Pitt becomes an ace fighter pilot with his daredevil tendencies intact; Rosie and Ottilie McCosh volunteer in the hospitals, where women serve with as much passion and nearly as much hardship as the men at the front; Christabel McCosh becomes one of the squad of photographers sending “snaps” of their loved ones at home to the soldiers; and Sophie McCosh drives for the RAF in France. In the aftermath of the war, as “the universal joy and relief were beginning to be tempered by . . . an atmosphere of uncertainty,” everyone must contend with the modern world that is slowly emerging from the ashes of the old. A wholly immersive novel about a particular time and place, The Dust That Falls from Dreams also illuminates the timeless ways in which men and women carry profound loss alongside indelible hope.



So Much Life Left Over

Told in brief, dramatic chapters, So Much Life Left Over follows the stories of these old friends over the decades as their paths re-cross or their ties fray, as they test loyalties and love, face survivor's grief and guilt, and adjust to a ...

Author: Louis De Bernieres

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0525564411

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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They were an inseparable tribe of childhood friends whose world was torn apart by the First World War. Some were lost in battle, and those who survived have had their lives unimaginably upended, scattered to Ceylon and India, France and Germany, and, inevitably, back to Britain. Now, at the dawn of the 1920s, all are trying to pick up the pieces. At the center of Louis de Bernières's riveting novel are Daniel, an RAF flying ace, and Rosie, a wartime nurse. As their marriage is slowly revealed to be built on lies, Daniel finds solace--and, sometimes, family--with other women, and Rosie draws her religion around herself like a carapace. Here too are Rosie's sisters--a bohemian, a minister's wife, and a spinster, each seeking purpose and happiness in her own unconventional way; and Daniel's military brother, unable to find his footing in a peaceful world. Told in brief, dramatic chapters, So Much Life Left Over follows the stories of these old friends over the decades as their paths re-cross or their ties fray, as they test loyalties and love, face survivor's grief and guilt, and adjust to a new world.

Cuban American Theater

Rodolfo J. Cortina. Birds Without Wings by Renaldo Ferradas About the Author Renaldo Eugenio Ferradas was born in Camagüey Birds Without Wings.

Author: Rodolfo J. Cortina

Publisher: Arte Publico Press

ISBN: 9781611921021

Category: Drama

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Includes such Cuban American plays as "A little something to ease the pain" by Rene Aloma, "Birds without wings" by Renaldo Ferradas, "Once upon a dream" by Miguel Gonzalez-Pando, and "With all and for the good of all" by Uva Clavijo

Epistrophies

You could call me the jester of the creator.52 This humor is apparent in a number of poems, including “Sun Song,” “God Wot,” “The Art Scene,” and the deadpan “Birds without Wings”: Birds without wings Birds without wings Poised, ...

Author: Brent Hayes Edwards

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674055438

Category: History

Page: 320

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Hearing across media is the source of innovation in a uniquely African American sphere of art-making and performance, Brent Hayes Edwards writes. He explores this fertile interface through case studies in jazz literature—both writings informed by music and the surprisingly large body of writing by jazz musicians themselves.

The Immeasurable Equation

The Art Scene, and the deadpan Birds Without Wings: Birds without wings Birds without wings Poised, tensed –––––– Are they unaware There are no wings Where wings should be? Birds without wings Poised and tensed Take off Sailing, ...

Author: Sun Ra

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3833426594

Category: Poetry

Page: 530

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A talented pianist and composer in his own right, Sun Ra (1914 - 1993) founded and conducted one of jazz's last great big bands from the 1950s until he left planet Earth. Few only know that he also was a gifted thinker and poet. Sun Ra's poetry leaves everything behind what's called contemporary, and flings out pictures of infinity into the outer space. These poems are for tomorrow. This is the only edition of Sun Ra's complete poetry and prose in one volume. The Contributors James L. Wolf Earned a music degree from Carleton College, and studied ethnomusicology at the University of Washington, Seattle. Now works at the Library of Congress in the Music Division. Active musician in various bands in the DC area. Many contributions to Sun Ra scholarship. Hartmut Geerken Oriental studies, philosophy and comparative religion at the universities of Tubingen and Istanbul. Writer, filmmaker, musician, composer. Since the 1970s, close relationships to Sun Ra and his works, setting up the world's most comprehensive Waitawhile Sun Ra Archive Sigrid Hauff Studied oriental languages and arts, philosophy, and romance studies at the universities of Tubingen and Istanbul. Free lance writer on literary and philosophical subjects. Klaus Detlef Thiel Studied philosophy and history at Trier University, Ph.D. Philosophical author, focussing on theory and history of writing. Brent Hayes Edwards Teaches in the English Department at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. Author and Co-Editor of works on jazz and literature."

Imagined Communities in Greece and Turkey

without realizing that she was drinking her own blood. Birds Without Wings masterfully depicts the social and political involvement of the Ottoman Empire with the European Powers as well as the cultural and religious lives of the ...

Author: Emine Yesim Bedlek

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0857729977

Category: History

Page: 224

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In 1923 the Turkish government, under its new leader Kemal Ataturk, signed a renegotiated Balkan Wars treaty with the major powers of the day and Greece. This treaty provided for the forced exchange of 1.3 million Christians from Anatolia to Greece, in return for 30,000 Greek Muslims. The mass migration that ensued was a humanitarian catastrophe - of the 1.3 million Christians relocated it is estimated only 150,000 were successfully integrated into the Greek state. Furthermore, because the treaty was ethnicity-blind, tens of thousands of Muslim Greeks (ethnically and linguistically) were forced into Turkey against their will. Both the Greek and Turkish leadership saw this exchange as crucial to the state-strengthening projects both powers were engaged in after the First World War. Here, Emine Bedlek approaches this enormous shift in national thinking through literary texts - addressing the themes of loss, identity, memory and trauma which both populations experienced. The result is a new understanding of the tensions between religious and ethnic identity in modern Turkey.

The Book of Job

Suffering in an unjust world is the theme of this book.

Author: Louis de Bernières

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 0857860925

Category: Bibles

Page: 96

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Suffering in an unjust world is the theme of this book. God punishes Job, a wealthy and pious man, after giving an assertion to Satan that his subject will never curse him. It goes on to explain why Job has suffered, raising ethical questions about the nature of divinity. The text is introduced by author Louis de Bernieres

Natural History General and Particular

The PENGUINS and the MANCHOTS ; or , the Birds without Wings . race . It is difficult to separate in imagination the idea of bird from that of wings : yet is the faculty of flying not essential to the feathered Some quadrupeds are ...

Author: Georges Louis Leclerc comte de Buffon

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Category: Natural history

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The Correspondence of Charles Darwin

But were we accustomed to see Birds without wings , or only with rudimentary wings ( & great is the number of such ) should not think a bird of flight an “ anomalous ” creature - Among mammalia do not the Bats & Galeopitheci startle us ...

Author: Charles Darwin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521824132

Category: Evolution (Biology)

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The Natural History of Birds

[ 3 The PE N G U I N S and the MAN- CHOTS; sr, The BIRDS without wings. Tt is difficult to separate in imagination the idea of bird from that of wings : yet is the faculty of flying not essential to the feathered race.

Author: Comte de Buffon

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108023061

Category: Science

Page: 618

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The first comprehensive accounts of eighteenth-century ornithology, first published between 1770 and 1783 and translated into English in 1793.

The Natural History of Birds

The PENGUINS and the MANCHOTS ; or , The BIRDS WITHOUT WINGS . I ? T is difficult to separate in imagination the idea of bird from that of wings : yet is the faculty of flying not essential to the feathered race .

Author: Georges Louis Leclerc comte de Buffon

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Category: Birds

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