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Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony

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Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony - Robert M. Nelson,Robert Nelson Summary

Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony: The Recovery of Tradition is a study of the embedded texts that function as the formal and thematic backbone of Leslie Marmon Silko's 1977 novel. Robert M. Nelson identifies the Keresan and Navajo ethnographic pretexts that Silko reappropriates and analyzes the many ways these texts relate to the surrounding prose narrative.

Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony

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Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony - Allan Richard Chavkin Summary

Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony, the most important novel of the Native American Renaissance, is among the most most widely taught and studied novels in higher education today. In it, Silko recounts a young man's search for consolation in his tribe's history and traditions, and his resulting voyage of self-discovery and discovery of the world. The fourteen essays in this casebook include a variety of theoretical approaches and provide the reader with crucial information, especially on Native American beliefs, that will enhance their understanding and appreciation of this contemporary classic. The collection also includes two interviews with Silko in which she explains the importance of the oral tradition and storytelling, along with autobiographical basis of the novel.

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Ceremony - Leslie Marmon Silko Summary

On a New Mexico reservation, one Navajo family--including Tayo, a World War II veteran deeply scarred by his experiences as a Japanese POW and by the rejection of his own people--struggles to survive in a world no longer theirs in the years just before and after World War II. Reader's Guide available. Reissue. 30,000 first printing.

Ceremony and Symbolism in the Japanese Home

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Ceremony and Symbolism in the Japanese Home - Michael Jeremy,Michael Ernest Robinson Summary

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Ceremony and Power

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Ceremony and Power - Geoffrey Sumi Summary

Analyzes the relationship between political power and public ceremonial in the period between Julius Caesar and the first emperor Augustus

Understanding Ceremony

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Understanding Ceremony - Lynn Domina Summary

Presents background information on the Laguna Pueblo and discusses historical events of the time to assist readers in better understanding Leslie Marmon Silko's novel "Ceremony."

Voices from the Delaware Big House Ceremony

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Voices from the Delaware Big House Ceremony - Robert Steven Grumet Summary

Voices from the Delaware Big House Ceremony examines and celebrates the Big House ceremony, the most important Delaware Indian religious observance to be documented historically. Edited by Robert S. Grumet, this compilation of essays offers diverse perspectives, from both historical documents and contemporary accounts, which shed light on the ceremony and its role in Delaware culture. As Grumet says, "The many voices brought together in this book produce something more akin to a chorus than a chant." The annual fall festival known as the "Gamwing" (Big House) was the center of life for Delaware Indian communities in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana west to Ontario and Oklahoma. The last ceremony was performed by the Eastern Oklahoma Delaware community in 1924. Determined to preserve their traditions for future generations, Delaware Big House followers have worked with anthropologists to preserve Big House texts, rituals, songs, and sacred objects. Including commentaries by Delaware traditionalists from communities in Oklahoma, Wisconsin, and Ontario, where most descendants of the Big House Church live today, the volume also features an ethnographic description of the Big House ceremony and historical accounts dating from 1655 to 1984. Voices from the Delaware Big House Ceremony contributors and consultants are John Bierhorst, Ruthe Blalock Jones, Marlene Molly Miller, Michael Pace, Bruce L. Pearson, Terry J. Prewitt, James A. Rementer, and Darryl Stonefish.

The Royal Funeral Ceremony in Renaissance France

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The Royal Funeral Ceremony in Renaissance France - Ralph E. Giesey Summary

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Wedding Ceremony Planner

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Wedding Ceremony Planner - Judith Ann Johnson Summary

Many couples want a spiritual but not a religious ceremony that truly celebrates their unique set of beliefs, values and life circumstances. They want their ceremony, their way but don't know where to begin or what questions they need to ask. The Wedding Ceremony Planner is a comprehensive and user-friendly guide. It covers everything you need to know to create a beautiful ceremony text and to anticipate and address all the profound and mundane logistics with ease, grace and fun. It includes hundreds of text excerpts reflecting the many voices with which our hearts speak. There are also ten sample ceremony texts for the inclusion of children, the telling of the couple's story, the renewal of vows and a commitment ceremony. Checklists and worksheets are included to manage all the details. The Wedding Ceremony Planner is also an invaluable resource for clergy of all faiths, wedding planners and location coordinators. Sprinkled with anecdotes about lessons learned by couples creating their weddings, this book is filled with the wisdom of experience Praise for The Wedding Ceremony Planner "Weddings are sacred acts surrounded by material hoopla. The Wedding Ceremony Planner clarifies the worldly issues but keeps the spirit central. It's the balance that every couple needs." -Marianne Williamson, author, The Gift of Change "With countless samples of ceremony segments and worksheets to put them all together, The Wedding Ceremony Planner affirms what we all hope for: to communicate our love in a clear, heartfelt manner that truly reflects who we are." -Jack Canfield, co-author, Chicken Soup for the Bride's Soul(r) "In this time of increasing exchange and friendship between people of many cultures ... what the world needs is an intelligent and compassionate 'how to' book on performing interfaith ceremonies. This book is an excellent example." -The Very Reverend James Parks Morton Founder and President of the Interfaith Center of New York "[This book] was [wonderful] in helping us create our wedding ceremony. Not only was it easy to follow, but it made us think of things we never would have thought of on our own ... Going through the book also brought us closer ... it is the one thing we have sat down and done 100% together." -Jennifer Buehler and Frank Yanoti Jr., Bride and Groom "Planning the wedding ceremony in itself can be a process of discovery for a couple entering marriage ... this marvelous book ... help[s] couples design a ceremony that truly and personally characterizes the meaning and uniqueness of each union." -Pril Smiley, Mohonk Mountain House "This book will aid and guide the couple in the creation of their unique wedding ceremony that appropriately states their personal beliefs. How refreshing, how important, how appropriate to help make the wedding yours." -Alexandra Stoddard, author of Choosing Happiness

Music and Ceremony at Notre Dame of Paris, 500-1550

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Music and Ceremony at Notre Dame of Paris, 500-1550 - Craig Wright Summary

This book is a history of the early musical life of the Parisian cathedral of Notre Dame. All aspects of the musical establishment of Notre Dame are covered, from Merovingian times to the period of the wars of religion in France. Nine discrete essays discuss the history of Parisian chant and liturgy and the pattern and structure of the cathedral services in the late Middle Ages; Notre Dame polyphony and the composers most closely associated with the cathedral, among them Leoninus, Perotinus and Philippe de Vitry; the organ and its repertoire; the choir, the musical education and performing traditions; and the relationship of the cathedral to the court.

Ceremony and Community from Herbert to Milton

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Ceremony and Community from Herbert to Milton - Achsah Guibbory Summary

This book examines the relationship between literature and religious conflict in seventeenth-century England, showing how literary texts grew out of and addressed the contemporary controversy over ceremonial worship. Examining the meaning and function of religion in seventeenth-century England, Achsah Guibbory shows that the conflicts over religious ceremony that were central to the English Revolution had broad cultural significance. She offers new and original readings of Herbert, Herrick, Browne and Milton in this context.

The Tea Ceremony and Women's Empowerment in Modern Japan

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The Tea Ceremony and Women's Empowerment in Modern Japan - Etsuko Kato Summary

The subject of the tea ceremony is well researched both in and outside of Japan, but the women who practice it are hardly ever discussed. The Tea Ceremony and Women's Empowerment in Modern Japan rectifies this by discussing the meaning of the Japanese tea ceremony for women practitioners in Japan from World War II to the present day. It examines how lay tea ceremony practitioners have been transforming this cultural activity while being, in turn, transformed by it.

Ceremony and Ritual in Parliament

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Ceremony and Ritual in Parliament - Shirin M. Rai Summary

Ceremony and Ritual in Parliament breaks new ground in the study of legislatures. It combines mainstream historical and social science approaches with cultural theory to consider how parliamentary ritual is constructed through ceremony, space and socialisation. The focus is on the marginalised groups especially women and members of ethnic minorities who seek inclusion as representatives in democratic legislatures. This book assesses aspects of the role that ceremony and ritual in legislatures play, especially but not exclusively, in their gendered and racialised dimensions. Within this broad frame, it considers the impact of space, identity, ritual and/or ceremony on the institutional form of parliament, how power is shaped within it, how the behaviour of members is facilitated, constrained and shaped, how power and rituals interact to and how they impinge upon the relationships between representative institutions and citizens. Contributions are theoretical and empirical, comparative or single-country studies of national or sub-national legislatures. They have interdisciplinary, historical, or postcolonial perspectives that contribute to this emerging field in the study of parliaments. This book was previously published as a special issue of the Journal of Legislative Studies.

Empowerment as Ceremony

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Empowerment as Ceremony - William M. Epstein Summary

Many people in the United States are poor, lead marginal lives, and need jobs as well as basic services such as education, medical care, and housing. Multitudes in other parts of the world, in addition to being poor, are jailed, tortured, and killed for being members of the wrong ethnic group or expressing political opinions. Those who argue for empowerment claim it is a magic bullet. It can liberate the oppressed, largely through self-organization, self-motivation, self-invention, and even self-clarity. William M. Epstein sees contemporary empowerment practice in the United States as a civic church of national values, one better in performing its ceremonial role than god-based houses of worship. By itself, empowerment is not worth the effort of commentary, since it achieves none of its goals and has not even generated a respectable critical literature. But Epstein argues that empowerment practice and American social welfare both embody prescriptive cultural preferences. Like art and music, empowerment opens windows into deeper social meaning. The social sciences have carved out roles for themselves by looking for simple remedies, ones that are inexpensive and compatible with contemporary social arrangements. Epstein shows that those in social work practices have not only deluded themselves into thinking that these services have real instrumental value, but really operate at cross-purposes. This accessible work will attract critical attention among these professional groups. It bases its carefully-documented insights upon informed sociological and anthropological theory.

The Mountain Chant, A Navajo Ceremony

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The Mountain Chant, A Navajo Ceremony - Washington Matthews Summary

The ceremony of dsilyídje qaçàl, or mountain chant—literally, chant towards (a place) within the mountains—is one of a large number practiced by the shamans, or medicine men, of the Navajo tribe. I have selected it as the first of those to be described, because I have witnessed it the most frequently, because it is the most interesting to the Caucasian spectator, and because it is the best known to the whites who visit and reside in and around the Navajo country. Its chief interest to the stranger lies in the various public performances of the last night. Like other great rites of the shamans, it has its secret ceremonies of many days’ duration in the medicine lodge; but, unlike the others, it ends with a varied show in the open air, which all are invited to witness. Another ceremony which I have attended, and which the whites usually call the “Yaỳbichy Dance” (Yèbitcai), has a final public exhibition which occupies the whole night, but it is unvaried. Few Europeans can be found who have remained awake later than midnight to watch it. Such is not the case with the rite now to be described. Here the white man is rarely the first to leave at dawn.

Wedding Ceremony - Tips for Success

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The Ultimate Wedding Ceremony Book

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The Ultimate Wedding Ceremony Book - Bill Cox,Janie Franz Summary

The Wedding book that will save you money. Insight and advice from one of the foremost woman's writers along with a Wedding Producer and DJ with over 2,000+ events worth of experience.

How To Plan And Direct A Wedding Ceremony Rehearsal

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How To Plan And Direct A Wedding Ceremony Rehearsal - James Loram Summary

Here it is! A step by step guide to planning and directing a wedding ceremony rehearsal. This book is for all those wedding professionals and/or family members, DJ's, catering managers--even aunts who get shoved into the "coordinator" position against their will!--who don't have a lot of experience with the ceremony rehearsal and need some more detailed information on how to do it right. In this book, you will get: Forward: Why I wrote this guide in the first place. 1. The Planning: Get your ducks (wedding party and family) in a row. 2. The Agenda: Options and suggestions for the ceremony events. 3. The Music: Plug in the songs for each event. 4. The Equipment: Microphones for the minister. 5. The Rehearsal: A step by step guide to directing the ceremony rehearsal. 6. The Final Word: It's about having fun! 7. BONUS CHAPTER! The Wedding Songs Timeline Planner - CEREMONY ONLY edition: A complete wedding ceremony planning guide. This book will turn ANYONE into a Wedding Rehearsal Master!

Ceremony of Innocence

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Ceremony of Innocence - Dorothy Cummings McLean Summary

Riots. Terrorist attacks. Neo-Nazi violence. In modern-day Germany, journalist Catriona McClelland has seen it all while covering the contemporary European scene for a Catholic news organization. Keeping herself above the political fray in her professional life, she has also managed to keep herself from personal entanglements-still hurt from the wounds of a broken relationship. Things come to a head when her boyfriend Dennis, frustrated with a lack of commitment, leaves her for Suzy Davis, an idealistic young Canadian who is involved with a left-wing protest movement. But when Suzy is murdered... who is complicit and who is innocent? Ripped from the headlines, Ceremony of Innocence is a very contemporary novel of Europe on the edge of social breakdown. Train stations are bombed and migrants targeted for violence as journalists and other tastemakers watch from their positions of privilege. Dorothy Cummings McLean's realistic narrative does not describe the feats of heroes. Rather, it unnervingly lays bare the way religious faith and moral reasoning can be easily manipulated and compromised.

A Ceremony for Every Occasion

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A Ceremony for Every Occasion - Siusaidh Ceanadach Summary

A Ceremony for Every Occasion has been written as a guide for Pagans and non-Pagans alike who wish to celebrate the passing of the seasons, the Wheel of the Year and who need a Rite of Passage for different times in their life. These rituals are spiritual, at the same time non-religious in the general accepted term. They can be adapted and used in different parts of the World and with different Deity, with a little work or simply used exactly as written. This book is a practical, step by step guide, and contains a basic list of all the items needed to take along to a ritual site in order to perform the ceremonies. There are illustrations and instructions on for instance 'how to make a set of Handfasting Cords' with photos as a guide. Each chapter has an introduction with points of interest about the season and the Deity associated.

Without Ceremony

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Without Ceremony - Janet Majure Summary

Pastor Joan loves her church--and Cassie. Bill loves his church--and struggles to love his gay son. A plan to expand their church sets Bill against Joan, casts Joan against her vows, and prompts journeys of discovery and forgiveness for both.

Beyond Ceremony

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Beyond Ceremony - Ian Gaskell Summary

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Shaping Ceremony

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Shaping Ceremony - Mary B. Hollinshead Summary

Shaping Ceremony offers a fresh approach to ancient Greek architecture, using the overlooked subject of monumental steps, incorporating biomechanics, theory, and social context.

Tea and Ceremony

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Tea and Ceremony - Diana Saltoon Summary

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Naming Ceremony

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Naming Ceremony - Chip Livingston Summary

In the sixteen short stories and profound essays that comprise Naming Ceremony, Chip Livingston examines the worlds we create for ourselves by exploring the names we are called and those we call ourselves. Life as neologism, fiction as the idiolect for readers to explore the Other, the Outsider. Livingston's characters express in word and deed the names that confirm individuality as well as validating their roles among family, culture, and politics while being mindful of self and sexuality.

Ceremony and Text in the Renaissance

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Ceremony and Text in the Renaissance - Douglas F. Rutledge Summary

"Ceremony and Text in the Renaissance is a contribution to the history of cultural semiotics in Early Modern Europe. Prof. Thomas M. Greene's theoretical exposition introduces a series of articles that consider the interaction between literary production and ceremonial performance in the larger cultural text of the Renaissance. The Renaissance engaged in a greater number of ceremonial performances than the preceding era, but the Reformation had irrevocably altered the language of ceremony, reducing its magical efficacity and diminishing its ability to inspire community." "According to Professor Greene, the essays address one large but limited area of semiotic practice, the social role of ceremonial performance during the early modern period, examining the interplay between ceremonial and the narrative, dramatic, or poetic text."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Ceremony in Lone Tree

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Ceremony in Lone Tree - Wright Morris Summary

Although Tom Scanlon would just as soon spend it alone, his ninetieth birthday becomes the occasion for a family gathering in the Midwestern town of Lone Tree. The unlikely celebrants take this opportunity to reconceive their visions of past, future, and family in their own grotesque and ultimately liberating ways. Ceremony in Lone Tree is a spare and beautiful work by one of America's great postwar authors.

The Ceremony of Innocence

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The Ceremony of Innocence - Ronald Ribman Summary

THE STORY: As Michael Smith describes ... Ribman has plunged into history and written a play about eleventh-century England and its pacifist King Ethelred. Ethelred has negotiated a treaty with Sweyn of Denmark whereby England pays tribute in silver

Ceremony of Innocence

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Ceremony of Innocence - Roger Dean Sharpe Summary

By telling his own story in Ceremony of Innocence from the setting of a Japanese Maple Garden at Sandy Springs, a rural community in transformation from a tobacco economy to one of vineyards and nursery crops, Roger Sharpe addresses what society owes its youngest generation, especially with respect to a humanities education, i.e. an education for freedom. He expresses a genuine and well-informed concern for the influence of political and religious extremists' attacks on public education, its consequences for children of poor and working class families, and long-term implications for democratic government. Proposing any imaginative solution that argues boldly for reconciliation among people of good will in American society before public education's role in a democracy be enhanced has required an extraordinary range of cross-cultural experiences and multidisciplinary studies. Roger Sharpe discusses the best of his learning from imminent scholars and practitioners, and from his own research, work and reflective observation in fields of criminal justice, education, history, politics, government, civil rights, religion, the arts and sciences, and the sociology of community problem-solving. Advanced studies at. Harvard's Graduate School of Education and the John F. Kennedy School of Government, for example, afforded him the luxury of reading the history of the politics of American education as very few others have been given. In Ceremony of Innocence Roger Sharpe proposes creation of an institute for training small group leaders who would welcome dialogue among participants, invite reconciliation, and encourage the rebuilding of American communities across economic and social class lines.

Ceremony Before Sex

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Ceremony Before Sex - Darian A. Williams Summary

What is the meaning of it all? Why does God want His people to be sanctified, or set apart from the norm? Psalm 23:3 says that God leads us in the paths of righteousness for His name's sake. He does this because His name is excellent and worthy only of exaltation. So anyone associated with Him should always strive to have the highest moral characteristics so that individuals who don't know Him don't associate Him with our moral failures. According to 2 Corinthians 5:18, everything that we do from now on is "of God," so yes even our premarital girlfriend/boyfriend relationships. "Ceremony Before Sex" is a book that helps to push this campaign of sanctification and holiness all for the name of Jesus. My prayer is, after reading this book you will be more equipped to be able to handle situations that could become contrary to the behaviors of biblical living in your premarital relationships. Remember, in everything we do, let us always aim to put God first. Sex and dating isn't talked about as much as it should be in today's church. As born-again believers, we are often confused as to how we should carry on dating relationships before the ceremony. Burdened with our natural desires for each other, as we grow closer it can be difficult to keep those desires under control, not to mention the earthly pressures to be sexually active. What am I to do? How can I be intimate with my partner and respect my heavenly Father at the same time?

Civic Ceremony and Religion in Medieval Bruges c.1300–1520

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Civic Ceremony and Religion in Medieval Bruges c.1300–1520 - Andrew Brown Summary

Public religious practice lay at the heart of civic society in late medieval Europe. In this illuminating study, Andrew Brown draws on the rich and previously little-researched archives of Bruges, one of medieval Europe's wealthiest and most important towns, to explore the role of religion and ceremony in urban society. The author situates the religious practices of citizens - their investment in the liturgy, commemorative services, guilds and charity - within the contexts of Bruges' highly diversified society and of the changes and crises the town experienced. Focusing on the religious processions and festivities sponsored by the municipal government, the author challenges much current thinking on, for example, the nature of 'civic religion'. Re-evaluating the ceremonial links between Bruges and its rulers, he questions whether rulers could dominate the urban landscape by religious or ceremonial means, and offers new insight into the interplay between ritual and power of relevance throughout medieval Europe.

Religious Rite and Ceremony in Milton's Poetry

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Religious Rite and Ceremony in Milton's Poetry - Thomas B. Stroup Summary

Milton, the arch-Puritan and outspoken critic of the stereotyped rituals of the established churches, has been regarded by most scholars as a writer who is unlikely to have employed liturgical materials in his poetry. Thomas B. Stroup shows to the contrary that Milton made extensive use of Christian liturgy not only as material within the body of his poems but also as a force in shaping them. In a survey of both Milton's major works and his minor poems, prayers of thanksgiving, the General Confession, similarities to hymns, echoes from canticles, and many other rites and ceremonies of the church are noted. But what is even more significant is the way in which these liturgical forms are used by the poet, for their appearance is not incidental to the works but contributes to their structural development. The reflections of the rites and ceremonies and the allusions to them seem to have been chosen deliberately as a means of heightening the poems' action and deepening their meaning.

Ceremony and Civility in English Renaissance Prose

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King and the City in the Parisian Royal Entry Ceremony : (the)

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King and the City in the Parisian Royal Entry Ceremony : (the) - Lawrence McBride Bryant Summary

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Naming Ceremony's Art Gallery Magazine: Angels & Demons

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Hindu Engagement Ceremony - The Workbook

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True Family and the SEONGHWA CEREMONY

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The Fall: A Ceremony of Losses

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The Fall: A Ceremony of Losses - David Mack Summary

The third original novel in the electrifying The Next Generation/Deep Space Nine crossover event! THE NEEDS OF THE MANY Despite heroic efforts by Thirishar ch’Thane, the Andorian species is headed for extinction. Its slow march toward oblivion has reached a tipping point, one from which there will be no hope of return. THE NEEDS OF THE FEW With countless lives at stake, the leaders of Andor, the Federation, and the Typhon Pact all scheme to twist the crisis to their political gain—at any price. THE NEEDS OF THE ONE Unwilling to be a mere bystander to tragedy, Doctor Julian Bashir risks everything to find a cure for the Andorians. But his courage will come at a terrible cost: his career, his freedom . . . and maybe his life.

The Roofing Ceremony & the Silver Lake

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The Roofing Ceremony & the Silver Lake - August Strindberg Summary

The Roofing Ceremony is a powerful, ultimately hopeful short novel that will revise the narrow view of August Strindberg as merely a misogynist and the gloomiest of Scandinavian writers. This novel has an inwardness, irreducibly and complexly human, that looks back to Tolstoy's The Death of Ivan Ilyich and forward to Samuel Beckett's Krapp's Last Tape. Published in Sweden in 1906 and never before translated into English, The Roofing Ceremony (Taklags”l) anticipates in its turbulent intensity the chamber plays Strindberg was soon to write. It is about a dying man, once an explorer but now a museum curator, who reviews his tumultuous life aloud as he drifts in and out of a morphine-induced sleep. Sometimes fragmentary, sometimes episodic, this impressionistic monologue builds up a vivid and nuanced portrait of the curator and his estranged wife, chronicling passionately but also humorously the descent of their marriage from island idyll into bitter comedy into tragic estrangement. Strindberg anticipated in this work the modern psychological novel and the technique of stream-of-consciousness. A curious, brief narrative Strindberg meant to incorporate into The Roofing Ceremony but never did is also included in this book, as well as a story called The Silver Lake written in 1898, which also appears in English for the first time. A museum curator, summering on a Baltic island, seeks out a forbidden lake and shares its enchantment with his wife and children. But his marriage is doomed, and when he returns to the lake alone, its mystery turns sinister.

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