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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

Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony

A Casebook

Author: Allan Richard Chavkin

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195142837

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 274

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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

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"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 Text in the Renaissance

Author: Douglas F. Rutledge

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 9780874135732

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 233

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"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 and Power

Performing Politics in Rome Between Republic and Empire

Author: Geoffrey Sumi

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472036661

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.

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.


Author: Hilda Cole Espy,Leslie Silko,Lex Creamer

Publisher: Viking Pr


Category: Fiction

Page: 262

View: 7125

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 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 In Death


Author: J. D. Robb

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 074812179X

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Meet me tomorrow, midnight. Aquarian Club. TELL NO ONE.' When New York cop Frank Wojinski is found murdered, death gets very personal for homicide detective, Eve Dallas - and she'll stop at nothing to find Frank's killer. But then another victim is claimed: Frank's own granddaughter. As Eve delves deeper into the case, more mutilated corpses are discovered. Then a dead body is placed outside Eve's home. Drawn into the sinister world of a sexual satanic cult, Eve must put her life on the line to uncover a sadistic killer, before she becomes his latest victim.

Native American Healing

A Lakota Ceremony

Author: Howard P. Bad Hand

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 097186585X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 200

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Grounded in music, this book describes a Lakota ceremony in terms of the music used in each successive element of the ceremony from start to finish. Within this framework, the author, a widely known and highly respected Lakota singer and ceremonial leader who was also educated at Dartmouth College and Harvard University, describes and expands upon his formative personal encounters with his Lakota elders on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota that blossomed into his ability to perform each successive element of the ceremony. Strange as it may seem given the subject matter, Native American Healing: A Lakota Ceremony is a unique individual perspective on living well in widest possible sense of the word. These narratives function much like commentaries on I Ching hexagrams -- illumination and explication of practical applications of the natural laws that govern the art of peaceful and productive living.

The Ultimate Wedding Ceremony Book

Author: Bill Cox,Janie Franz

Publisher: The Giving Tree

ISBN: 9781419682841

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 168

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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.

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

View: 9823

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.

Wedding Ceremony Planner

The Essential Guide to the Most Important Part of Your Wedding Day

Author: Reverend Judith Johnson

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402251009

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 384

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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

Ceremony and Symbolism in the Japanese Home

Author: Michael Jeremy,Michael Ernest Robinson

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719025068

Category: Families

Page: 196

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Beyond Ceremony

An Anthology of Drama from Fiji

Author: Ian Gaskell

Publisher: [email protected]

ISBN: 9789820203136

Category: English drama

Page: 510

View: 4047

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

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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."

Tea and Ceremony

Experiencing Tranquility: Easyread Large Bold Edition

Author: Diana Saltoon


ISBN: 1427085390

Category: Cooking

Page: 272

View: 552

The Royal Funeral Ceremony in Renaissance France

Author: Ralph E. Giesey

Publisher: Librairie Droz

ISBN: 9782600029872

Category: France

Page: 233

View: 5538

The Egyptian Oracle Project

Ancient Ceremony in Augmented Reality

Author: Robyn Gillam,Jeffrey Jacobson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474249264

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 9095

For more than 2,000 years, between 1500 BCE and 600 CE, the Egyptian processional oracle was one of the main points of contact between temple-based religion and the general population. In a public ceremony, a god would indicate its will or answer questions through the movements of a portable cult statue borne by priests or important members of the community. The Egyptian Oracle Project is an interactive performance that adapts this ceremony to serve as the basis for a mixed-reality educational experience for children and young adults, using both virtual reality and live performance. The scene is set in a virtual Egyptian temple projected onto a wall. An oracle led by a high priest avatar (controlled by a live human puppeteer) is brought into the presence of a live audience, who act in the role of the Egyptian populace. Through the mediation of an actress, the audience interacts with the avatar, recreating the event. The series of carefully focused essays in this book provides vital background to this path-breaking project in three sections. After a brief introduction to educational theatre and virtual reality, the first section describes the ancient ceremony and its development, along with cross-cultural connections. Then the development of the script and its performance in the context of mixed-reality and educational theatre are examined. The final set of essays describes the virtual temple setting in more detail and explores the wider implications of this project for virtual heritage.

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