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Eu venho de longe: mestre Irineu e seus companheiros

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ISBN: 9788523211905 Year: Pages: 592 DOI: 10.7476/9788523211905 Language: Portuguese
Publisher: SciELO Books - EDUFBA
Subject: Bibliography
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Este livro revela a importância do Daime na formação da identidade acreana. Destaca detalhes do caminho percorrido por Mestre Irineu e seus companheiros; aborda questões como sua relação com espíritas, esotéricos, militares e políticos e as estratégias de defesa utilizadas por este líder para proteger sua comunidade das perseguições. Todo o texto é ilustrado com fotos e mapas, além de reunir depoimentos dos primeiros participantes deste movimento religioso, muitos já falecidos ou com idades avançadas.

Champagne and Meatballs: Adventures of a Canadian Communist

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Book Series: Working Canadians: Books from the CCLH ISSN: 1925184X ISBN: 9781926836089 9781926836096 9781926836348 Year: Pages: 349 Language: English
Publisher: Athabasca University Press
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Active for over forty years with the Communist Party of Canada, Bert Whyte was a journalist, an underground party organizer and soldier during World War II, and a press correspondent in Beijing and Moscow. But any notion of him as a Communist party hack would be mistaken. Whyte never let leftist ideology get in the way of a great yarn. In Champagne and Meatballs — a memoir written not long before his death in Moscow in 1984 — we meet a cigar-smoking rogue who was at least as happy at a pool hall as at a political meeting. His stories of bumming across Canada in the 1930s, of combat and camaraderie at the front lines in World War II, and of surviving as a dissident in troubled times make for compelling reading. The manuscript of Champagne and Meatballs was brought to light and edited by historian Larry Hannant, who has written a fascinating and thought-provoking introduction to the text. Brash, irreverent, informative, and entertaining, Whyte's tale is history and biography accompanied by a wink of his eye — the left one, of course

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communist --- biography --- memoir

Creating the Empress

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Book Series: Ars Rossica ISBN: 9781936235506 9781618116710 9781618119117 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Academic Studies Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101797
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"In Creating the Empress, Vera Proskurina examines the interaction between power and poetry in creating the imperial image of Catherine the Great, providing a detailed analysis of a wide range of Russian literary works from this period, particularly the main Classical myths associated with Catherine (Amazon, Astraea, Pallas Athena, Felicitas, Fortune, etc.), as well as how these Classical subjects affirmed imperial ideology and the monarch’s power. Each chapter of the book revolves around the major events of Catherine’s reign (and some major literary works) that give a broad framework to discuss the evolution of important recurring motifs and images."

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History --- Biography --- Autobiography

Life in Transit

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Book Series: Studies in Russian and Slavic Literatures, Cultures, and History ISBN: 9781936235216 9781618116888 9781618119285 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Academic Studies Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101814
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"Life in Transit is the long-awaited sequel to Shimon Redlich’s widely acclaimed Together and Apart in Brzezany, in which he discussed his childhood during the War and the Holocaust. Life in Transit tells the story of his adolescence in the city of Lodz in postwar Poland. Redlich’s personal memories are placed within the wider historical context of Jewish life in Poland and in Lodz during the immediate postwar years. Lodz in the years 1945-1950 was the second-largest city in the country and the major urban center of the Jewish population. Redlich’s research based on conventional sources and numerous interviews indicates that although the survivors still lived in the shadow of the Holocaust, postwar Jewish Lodz was permeated with a sense of vitality and hope."

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History --- Biography --- Autobiography

The Muselmann at the Water Cooler

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Book Series: Reference Library of Jewish Intellectual History ISBN: 9781936235667 9781618111579 9781618116857 9781618119254 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Academic Studies Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101811
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"A survivor of concentration camps and the Death March, Eli Pfefferkorn looks back on his Holocaust and post-Holocaust experiences to compare patterns of human behavior in extremis with those of ordinary life. What he finds is that the concentration camp Muselmann, who has lost his hunger for life and is thus shunned by his fellow inmates on the soup line, bears an eerie resemblance to an office employee who has fallen from grace and whose coworkers avoid spending time with him at the water cooler. Though the circumstances are unfathomably far apart, the human response to their situations is triggered by self-preservation rather than by calculated evil. By juxtaposing these two separate worlds, Pfefferkorn demonstrates that ultimately the human condition has not changed significantly since Cain slew Abel and the Athenians sentenced Socrates."

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History --- Biography --- Autobiography

Aino Kallas

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Book Series: Studia Fennica Litteraria ISBN: 9789522227874 9789522227508 9789522222602 Year: Pages: 259 DOI: 10.21435/sflit.4 Language: English
Publisher: Finnish Literature Society / SKS Grant: Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation grant and SKS
Subject: Languages and Literatures --- History --- Arts in general
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"The collection, first one ever on Aino Kallas in English, highlights her significance to the artistic and intellectual horizons of modernity of Finland and Estonia as well as those of Scandinavia and Europe. In the 1920s and 30s, Aino Kallas became an internationally renowned author and a selection of her work was translated into English. For her, participating in the immediate cultural debates in Estonia and Finland was a priority, yet her whole oeuvre is a negotiation between her more immediate contexts and the leading conceptual frameworks of aesthetics, geniality, knowledge, subjectivity, race, sexuality, nature, etc., circling in Europe at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century. Containing articles focusing on the question of female voice and echoes of feminist ecological thought in her fiction, a contrapuntal reading of her fiction and that of Isak Dinesen, her unknown manuscript “Bathseba”, the implications of existentialist thought for her work, Kallas’ engagement in her cultural criticism and life writings with decadent modernism, issues of race and heredity, subjectivity and borders, travel, ageing, her interpretation of Goethe, and the iconography of Kallas, the collection features the work of today’s leading Aino Kallas scholars in Finland and in Estonia. "

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modernization --- diaries --- ageing --- mourning --- poetry --- biography

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