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(Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

Author: Leslie Marmon Silko

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440621826

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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The great Native American Novel of a battered veteran returning home to heal his mind and spirit More than thirty-five years since its original publication, Ceremony remains one of the most profound and moving works of Native American literature, a novel that is itself a ceremony of healing. Tayo, a World War II veteran of mixed ancestry, returns to the Laguna Pueblo Reservation. He is deeply scarred by his experience as a prisoner of the Japanese and further wounded by the rejection he encounters from his people. Only by immersing himself in the Indian past can he begin to regain the peace that was taken from him. Masterfully written, filled with the somber majesty of Pueblo myth, Ceremony is a work of enduring power. The Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition contains a new preface by the author and an introduction by Larry McMurtry. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.


Author: Leslie Marmon Silko

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780143104919

Category: Fiction

Page: 243

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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.


Author: Leslie Marmon Silko

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Penguin Books

ISBN: 9780140086836

Category: Fiction

Page: 262

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One Navajo family, on a New Mexico reservation, struggles to survive in a world no longer theirs in the years just before and after World War II

Ceremony and Text in the Renaissance

Author: Douglas F. Rutledge

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 9780874135732

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 233

View: 9603

"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

The Ultimate Wedding Ceremony Book

Author: Bill Cox,Janie Franz

Publisher: The Giving Tree

ISBN: 9781419682841

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 168

View: 9202

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.

Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony

A Casebook

Author: Allan Richard Chavkin

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195142837

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 274

View: 7489

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.

Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony

The Recovery of Tradition

Author: Robert M. Nelson

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9781433102059

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 197

View: 1341

"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.

Ceremony and Ritual in Japan

Religious Practices in an Industrialized Society

Author: D. P. Martinez,Jan Van Bremen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134818548

Category: Social Science

Page: 284

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Japan is one of the most urbanised and industrialised countries in the world. Yet the Japanese continue to practise a variety of religious rituals and ceremonies despite the high-tech, highly regimented nature of Japanese society. Ceremony and Ritual in Japan focuses on the traditional and religious aspects of Japanese society from an anthropological perspective, presenting new material and making cross-cultural comparisons. The chapters in this collection cover topics as diverse as funerals and mourning, sweeping, women's roles in ritual, the division of ceremonial foods into bitter and sweet, the history of a shrine, the playing of games, the exchange of towels and the relationship between ceremony and the workplace. The book provides an overview of the meaning of tradition, and looks at the way in which new ceremonies have sprung up in changing circumstances, while old ones have been preserved, or have developed new meanings.

Ceremony and Power

Performing Politics in Rome between Republic and Empire

Author: Geoffrey Sumi

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472025929

Category: History

Page: 378

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In Ceremony and Power, Geoffrey Sumi is concerned with the relationship between political power and public ceremonial in the Roman Republic, with particular focus on the critical months following Caesar's assassination and later as Augustus became the first emperor of Rome. The book traces the use of a variety of public ceremonies, including assemblies of the people, triumphs, funerals, and games, as a means for politicians in this period of instability and transition to shape their public images and consolidate their power and prestige. Ultimately, Sumi shows that the will of the people, whether they were the electorate assembled at the comitia, the citizen body at the contio, the spectators at the theater, the crowd at the triumph, or mourners at a funeral, strongly influenced the decisions and actions of Roman aristocrats.

Ceremony and Community from Herbert to Milton

Literature, Religion and Cultural Conflict in Seventeenth-Century England

Author: Achsah Guibbory

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521593557

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 275

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Original readings of Herbert, Herrick, Browne and Milton in the context of seventeenth-century religious conflict.

The Portable Queen

Elizabeth I and the Politics of Ceremony

Author: Mary Hill Cole

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 9781558492141

Category: History

Page: 277

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The progresses were both emblematic of Elizabeth's rule and intrinsic to her ability to govern." "In this book, Mary Hill Cole provides a detailed analysis of the progresses. Drawing on royal household accounts, ministerial correspondence, county archives, corporation records, and family papers, she examines the effects of the visits on the queen's household and government, the individual and civic hosts, and the monarchy of the Virgin Queen."--BOOK JACKET.


Celebrating Zambia's Cultural Heritage

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Ethnology

Page: 225

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How to Say I Do

Make Your Civil Marriage Ceremony Your Own

Author: Mandy Newman,June Newman

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781741152647

Category: Self-Help

Page: 226

View: 1605

The writing is on the wall. Traditional weddings are on the way out, and civil ceremonies are in. But while many people know what they don't want - no church, no priest - most are left wondering what they can do instead. Packed full of ideas, inspiration, stories and excerpts from real weddings, How To Say I Do is a snappy pint-sized handbook that provides all the answers for brides and grooms-to-be wanting to create their own perfect wedding ceremony. * What to say and how to say it * Choosing the perfect venue and location * Creating the right mood for you * Finding a simpatico wedding celebrant * Trouble shooting tips (e.g. parent politics) Along with loads of poems and readings ranging from The Owl and the Pussy Cat to The Invitation by Oriah Mountain Dreamer, and inspirational wedding vows plucked from private ceremonies, celebrants' suggestions books, and daytime soaps, How to Say I Do takes the hassle out of organising your marriage ceremony and puts the fun and intimacy back in.

Mourning and Panegyric

The Poetics of Pastoral Ceremony

Author: Celeste M. Schenck

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 0271039434

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 244

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This work is primarily a genre study, aiming both at enlarging the canon of pastoral texts and at theorizing generical development in a comparative context. Addressed to a general audience of poetry enthusiasts as well as students of genre theory and specialists in the field, the book takes as its examples the twin pastoral genres of funeral elegy and marriage hymns. Schenck establishes in her introduction that the strategies she isolates in elegies and epithalamia govern lyric processes more generally; that in fact every poem might be an epitaph if it pronounces an elegy upon a former poetic self and announces rebirth of the artist as a poet. All poems are genuinely epitaphic in their attempt to record verbally and lastingly the death and implied rebirth of the poet as poet each time he lifts his pen to begin a new poem. The specific forms explored in this book, elegy and epithalamium, serve precisely as model initiatory scenarios. Elegies tend to gesture toward the past, pronouncing an epitaph upon poetic apprenticeship and recovery voice by means of symbolic burial of a forebear. Marriage poems, alternatively, are future-directed, celebrating (as do elegies) passage from virgin to mature state. Both forms aim at circumventing mortality, by apotheosis and deification in the case of the elegy, and by the projection forth of &"issue&" at the end of the marriage poem. Investigation of the symbolic reciprocity of these seemingly distinct forms yields a surprising range of variant forms, extends provocatively Claudio Guillen's theory of genre and counter-genre, and initiates a poetics of pastoral ceremony that has implications for the general study of lyric modes.


Author: Robert B. Parker

Publisher: Dell

ISBN: 0440109930

Category: Fiction

Page: 223

View: 4809

Boston private eye Spenser's search for a missing high-school girl takes him to Boston's Combat Zone, to high-class, specialty brothels, and back to the straight world whose righteous facade overlap pervasive corruption

Religious Rite and Ceremony in Milton's Poetry

Author: Thomas B. Stroup

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813164451

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 96

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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.

Tea and Ceremony

Experiencing Tranquility: Easyread Edition

Author: Diana Saltoon


ISBN: 1427085404

Category: Cooking

Page: 240

View: 521

Medicine Ceremony of the Menomini, Iowa, and Wahpeton Dakota, with Notes on the Ceremony Among the Ponca, Bungi Ojibwa, and Potawatomi

Author: Alanson Skinner

Publisher: N.A


Category: Indian dance

Page: 357

View: 8945

Understanding Ceremony

A Student Casebook to Issues, Sources, and Historical Documents

Author: Lynn Domina

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313328596

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 167

View: 8234

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."

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