The Myth of the Lost Paradise in the Novels of Jacques Poulin

Socken analyzes the shape and direction of Poulin's creation narratives as they evolve in the novels and demonstrates their presence from the earliest quasi-political Un cheval pour mon royaume to the highly introspective Le Vieux Chagrin.

The Myth of the Lost Paradise in the Novels of Jacques Poulin

Author: Paul Socken

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 9780838635131

Page: 126

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Socken analyzes the shape and direction of Poulin's creation narratives as they evolve in the novels and demonstrates their presence from the earliest quasi-political Un cheval pour mon royaume to the highly introspective Le Vieux Chagrin. The novels move from an outer-directed concept of the lost paradise as a state to be attained beyond the self to a sense of the lost paradise as the kingdom within, achievable first on the individual level as self-knowledge and only afterwards on the social level. Poulin introduces the theme of the soul and his personal concept of it, as the soul for him is proof of the inner life that embodies the qualities of tranquility and tenderness associated with the lost paradise. Lost paradise literature is universal and timeless. Poulin's portrayal is placed in historical context so that his contribution to the genre can be fully appreciated. Referring to studies by such critics as Mircea Eliade, Northrop Frye, Jerome S. Bruner, and Jack J.

The Lost Paradise

This book is a call coming from deep inside the heart for reconciliation of all children of Algeria without exception who were born and raised in this land that is holy Algeria.

The Lost Paradise

Author: Azzedine Kechroud

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781533613318

Page: 754

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This book is a call coming from deep inside the heart for reconciliation of all children of Algeria without exception who were born and raised in this land that is holy Algeria. It is aimed to all my French-Algerian brothers who defended an ideal, their ideal, they believed so firmly in: The French Algeria! Yes, they have a right, too, a right to respect and to a homeland of Algeria on this earth that is absolutely theirs because it saw how they were born and grew up. But also to all my Algerian brothers who fought for their ideal: A free and independent Algeria! All, as we are, children of Algeria, we fought for the love of Algeria that we all loved madly. Everybody in his own way, of course, but we all had a single ideal in the heart: Love of Algeria! And just for that reason, we cannot deny forever that finally the day of forgiveness of Atonement came! ''I know only one duty: it is to love'' (Albert Camus)

A LOST PARADISE

A LOST PARADISE

Author: Jun'ichi Watanabe

Publisher: Kodansha Amer Incorporated

ISBN:

Page: 372

View: 752

A steamy tale of sexual obsession and an all-or-nothing love, this sensuous novel contrasts defiantly freewheeling passions against the rigidity of society and the constraints on fulfillment in life and love.

Towards the Lost Paradise

Towards the Lost Paradise

Author: Fethullah Gülen

Publisher: Fountain

ISBN: 9789757388401

Page: 117

View: 969

This book is composed of M Fethullah Gülen's selected articles which have so far been published in different magazines. In these articles, you will travel through the vivid expressions of M Fethullah Gülen and see the collapse of one of the greatest civilisations of the world and inward decay of believing peoples all over the world, and you will witness the lament of a responsible Muslim thinker for the miserable conditions of the wronged peoples of the world. The flowery language of M Fethullah Gülen will at times take you through a different world, the happy world of the future, where 'flowers' sway on 'sloping hills' and birds sing of spring everywhere, and you will come to know how it can be possible to find such a world.

Lost Paradise

Amply illustrated throughout, Lost Paradise reveals in a narrative of extreme readability both the triumph of the Pacific voyages and the tragedy of their aftermath. 40 full-color and 100 black-and-white photographs.

Lost Paradise

Author: Ian Cameron

Publisher: Salem House Publishers

ISBN:

Page: 248

View: 889

Amply illustrated throughout, Lost Paradise reveals in a narrative of extreme readability both the triumph of the Pacific voyages and the tragedy of their aftermath. 40 full-color and 100 black-and-white photographs.

The Lost Paradise

In "The Lost Paradise," Jonathan Glasser accounts for the longevity of Andalusi music s revivalist project through ethnographic and archival research carried out in Algeria, Morocco, and France.

The Lost Paradise

Author: Jonathan Glasser

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022632723X

Page: 319

View: 390

The urban centers of Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia are home to performance traditions whose practitioners trace them to al-Andalus, or medieval Muslim Spain. According to its devotees, the repertoire was passed down over the centuries from master to disciple. Today it is ubiquitous in the Maghreb and its diaspora, and is held up as a quasi-official classical music that expresses an abiding link to a prestigious precolonial past. Despite its deep roots, Andalusi music has also profoundly changed in the past one hundred years, and it is now considered a threatened art. In "The Lost Paradise," Jonathan Glasser accounts for the longevity of Andalusi music s revivalist project through ethnographic and archival research carried out in Algeria, Morocco, and France. He treats Andalusi music as a circulatory practice that privileges the transmission of embodied knowledge from master to disciple. The genealogical model embeds Andalusi music in social relations, closely linking it to the cultivation of old urban identities that reach across North Africa and into al-Andalus. At the same time, it is precisely the genealogical model that makes the repertoire so elusive as a social practice, giving rise to both the longstanding claim that some masters withhold valuable songs and the efforts to counteract alleged hoarding via the printed word. By looking to the performative, textual, institutional, and emotive practices surrounding Andalusi music, Glasser evokes a tradition animated by subtle tensions between secrecy and publicness, keeping and giving, embodiment and detachment."

Lost Paradise

In this riveting account, Kathy Marks tells the disturbing saga and asks profound questions about human behavior.

Lost Paradise

Author: Kathy Marks

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416597840

Page: 352

View: 828

Pitcairn Island -- remote and wild in the South Pacific, a place of towering cliffs and lashing surf -- is home to descendants of Fletcher Christian and the Mutiny on the Bounty crew, who fled there with a group of Tahitian maidens after deposing their captain, William Bligh, and seizing his ship in 1789. Shrouded in myth, the island was idealized by outsiders, who considered it a tropical Shangri-La. But as the world was to discover two centuries after the mutiny, it was also a place of sinister secrets. In this riveting account, Kathy Marks tells the disturbing saga and asks profound questions about human behavior. In 2000, police descended on the British territory -- a lump of volcanic rock hundreds of miles from the nearest inhabited land -- to investigate an allegation of rape of a fifteen-year-old girl. They found themselves speaking to dozens of women and uncovering a trail of child abuse dating back at least three generations. Scarcely a Pitcairn man was untainted by the allegations, it seemed, and barely a girl growing up on the island, home to just forty-seven people, had escaped. Yet most islanders, including the victims' mothers, feigned ignorance or claimed it was South Pacific "culture" -- the Pitcairn "way of life." The ensuing trials would tear the close-knit, interrelated community apart, for every family contained an offender or a victim -- often both. The very future of the island, dependent on its men and their prowess in the longboats, appeared at risk. The islanders were resentful toward British authorities, whom they regarded as colonialists, and the newly arrived newspeople, who asked nettlesome questions and whose daily dispatches were closely scrutinized on the Internet. The court case commanded worldwide attention. And as a succession of men passed through Pitcairn's makeshift courtroom, disturbing questions surfaced. How had the abuse remained hidden so long? Was it inevitable in such a place? Was Pitcairn a real-life Lord of the Flies? One of only six journalists to cover the trials, Marks lived on Pitcairn for six weeks, with the accused men as her neighbors. She depicts, vividly, the attractions and everyday difficulties of living on a remote tropical island. Moreover, outside court, she had daily encounters with the islanders, not all of them civil, and observed firsthand how the tiny, claustrophobic community ticked: the gossip, the feuding, the claustrophobic intimacy -- and the power dynamics that had allowed the abuse to flourish. Marks followed the legal and human saga through to its recent conclusion. She uncovers a society gone badly astray, leaving lives shattered and codes broken: a paradise truly lost.

Coversations with a Gorgeous Soul

The book "Conversations with a gorgeous soul" is the first volume in the series with a life transforming wisdom enclosed in each dialogue.

Coversations with a Gorgeous Soul

Author: Yogita Jhuraney

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781792995736

Page: 110

View: 446

The book "Conversations with a gorgeous soul" is the first volume in the series with a life transforming wisdom enclosed in each dialogue. Naveen has done a remarkable job in stitching the different stories together to give it a shape of a book. His narration style is simple yet highly engaging to leave the readers intriguing and plunged into the world, which this famous storyteller creates through his words.