Running In The Family

Author: Michael Ondaatje
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307776648
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In the late 1970s Ondaatje returned to his native island of Sri Lanka. As he records his journey through the drug-like heat and intoxicating fragrances of that "pendant off the ear of India, " Ondaatje simultaneously retraces the baroque mythology of his Dutch-Ceylonese family. An inspired travel narrative and family memoir by an exceptional writer.

It Runs In My Family

Author: Joan C. Barth
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113506380X
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This volume offers therapists effective, practical strategies for helping patients overcome the psychological impact of a history of serious illness in the family. Using illustrative case material, the author discusses the feelings of powerlessness that family illness can produce in an individual, and describes techniques for fostering a healthier, more empowered attitude. She shows how various assessment exercises and validation techniques can help the person distinguish between reality and the myths that evolved as a result of the family illness.

Borderlands

Author: Monika Reif-Hülser
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9789042004580
Size: 35.25 MB
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Boundaries, borderlines, limits on the one hand and rites of passage, contact zones, in-between spaces on the other have attracted renewed interest in a broad variety of cultural discourses after a long period of decenterings and delimitations in numerous fields of social, psychological, and intellectual life.Anthropological dimensions of the subject and its multifarious ways of world-making represent the central challenge among the concerns of the humanities. The role of literature and the arts in the formation of cultural and personal identities, theoretical and political approaches to the relation between self and other, the familiar and the foreign, have become key issues in literary and cultural studies; forms of expressivity and expression and question of mediation as well as new enquiries into ethics have characterized the intellectual energies of the past decade. The aim of Borderlandsis to represent a variety of approaches to questions of border crossing and boundary transgression; approaches from different angles and different disciplines, but all converging in their own way on the post-colonial paradigm.Topics discussed include globalization, cartography and ontology, transitional identity, ecocritical sensibility, questions of the application of post-coloniality, gender and sexuality, and attitudes towards space and place. As well as studies of the cinema of the settler colonies, the films of Neil Jordan, and 'Othering' in Canadian sports journalism, there are treatments of the Nigerian novel, South African prison memoirs, and African women's writing. Authors examined include Elizabeth Bowen, Bruce Chatwin, Mohamed Choukri, Nuruddin Farah, Jamaica Kincaid, Pauline Melville, Bharati Mukherjee, Michael Ondaatje, and Leslie Marmon Silko.

Running In The Family Glory

Author: Ron Albea
Publisher: PublishAmerica
ISBN: 9781413781083
Size: 13.21 MB
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I can truly say the material this book contains represents a love of my liferunning. I have lived running for 38 years of my life, so far. I started when I was 17. Sometimes it was a major part of my life. Sometimes, like now, I just jog daily. If you are a runner or running enthusiast, I believe you will truly relate to this book and love it. If not, maybe it can persuade you to consider some form of running in your life. It will make you laugh. I will make you cry. But most of all, it will inspire you. My son, Bryan, shared my enthusiasm for running. We toured the South together, racing, until he grew up. We competed in hundreds of road races together. Along the way, I even competed in three weightlifting and two bodybuilding contests. The story is about a boy growing up in the American South, trying to achieve his dream. And grow up he doesthe lessons he learns are universal. This book was an absolute pleasure for me to write. Although the characters are fictional, there are many events taken from my actual experiences. Please turn the page and read Dannys story. Do you relate? Were you like him, his girlfriend, or one of the other characters? So, engulf yourself in Dannys struggle. Read on and enjoy.

Movement And Belonging

Author: Carol E. Leon
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9780820472546
Size: 52.45 MB
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The uncertainties and newness that surround us today prompt radical questions about ourselves and our relationship with the external world. How do and can we belong to the places and spaces of today? Movement and Belonging: Lines, Places, and Spaces of Travel describes current realities and suggests ways in which you can define yourself in an ever-changing world. Using the travel writings of V. S. Naipaul, Michael Ondaatje, Patrick White, and D. H. Lawrence, Movement and Belonging demonstrates that «authentic» travel – embracing changing boundaries and cultures – enables you to create sites of belonging where you can find your sense of self.

Masculine Migrations

Author: Daniel Coleman
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9780802081025
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Examines the representation of masculinities in the work of some of Canada's most exciting writers, including Michael Ondaatje, and Rohinton Mistry, to show how cross-cultural migration disrupts assumed codes for masculine behaviour and practice.