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Read and Download Intelligent Education book Study Guide to Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TStudy Guide to Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis. This book was released on 2020-02-15 with total page 120 pages. Book excerpt: A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for Nikos Kazantzakis’ Zorba the Greek, the internationally acclaimed novel of opposing forces. As a tale of Greek’s Great Famine during WWII, Zorba the Greek gives a fresh perspective on the duality between body and mind, beauty and pain, feeling and thinking. Moreover, Kazantzakis empowers readers to pursue life like Zorba. This Bright Notes Study Guide explores the context and history of Kazantzakis’ classic work, helping students to thoroughly explore the reasons it has stood the literary test of time. Each Bright Notes Study Guide contains: - Introductions to the Author and the Work - Character Summaries - Plot Guides - Section and Chapter Overviews - Test Essay and Study Q&As The Bright Notes Study Guide series offers an in-depth tour of more than 275 classic works of literature, exploring characters, critical commentary, historical background, plots, and themes. This set of study guides encourages readers to dig deeper in their understanding by including essay questions and answers as well as topics for further research.

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Read and Download Nikos Kazantzakis book The Greek Passion in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Greek Passion. This book was released on 1954 with total page 458 pages. Book excerpt: The elders of Lycovrissi gather to select principles for the Passion Play. Among the villagers, Manolios is chosen to play Christ and Katerina is to play Mary. As this passionate story evolves they begin to change. Then there is a murder, and Manolios believes he must offer himself as sacrifice.

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ISBN 13: 9780262510929
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Read and Download Graham Allison book The Greek Paradox in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Greek Paradox. This book was released on 1997-01-07 with total page 212 pages. Book excerpt: As a bridge between the East and West, a pole of stability in the Balkans, and a Mediterranean crossroads, Greece could play a significant role in the post-Cold War world. But Greece's performance in domestic and international policy falls short of this promise. The essays in The Greek Paradox look at some of the reasons for this gap and suggest possible political and economic reforms.The contributors, both scholars and policymakers, examine a range of contemporary issues in the Balkans and on NATO's southern flank. The essays shed light on nation building, political and economic development, modernization, and post-Cold War international relations. Contributors Graham T. Allison, Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki, P. Nikiforos Diamandouros, Michael S. Dukakis, Misha Glenny, Dimitris Keridis, F. Stephen Larrabee, Kalypso Nicolaïdis, Joseph S. Nye, Jr., Alexis Papahelas, Elizabeth Prodromou, Monteagle Stearns, Constantine Stephanopoulos, Stavros B. Thomadakis, Basilios E. Tsingos, Loukas Tsoukalis, Susan Woodward CSIA Studies in International Security

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ISBN 13: 1843839660
Total Pages : 338 pages
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Read and Download Nigel Simeone book Charles Mackerras in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TCharles Mackerras. This book was released on 2015 with total page 338 pages. Book excerpt: By the time of his death in 2010 at the age of 84, Sir Charles Mackerras had achieved widespread recognition, recorded extensively and developed into a conductor of major international significance. In addition to areas in which he already had forged a distinctive and definitive profile (Janacek, Mozart, Handel, Sullivan) he revisited - and rethought - much of the standard repertoire. The last thirty years were particularly momentous in the coming to fruition of so many cherished projects: not only the Janacek operas but the Gilbert and Sullivan series, the Mozart operas, the two Beethoven cycles, other projects with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra (Schumann and Brahms at Edinburgh; the outstanding late Mozart) and at the Royal Opera House and the Met. Unspoilt by fame, and undeterred by personal tragedies and increasing physical frailty, he remained productive and inventive: for him music-making, whether with world-class professionals or with students, was a kind of joyous oxygen that kept him going right to the end. A detailed narrative account of his life by Nigel Simeone is complemented by chapters written by performers and scholars who worked closely with him: Alfred Brendel, Dame Janet Baker, David Lloyd-Jones, Dame Anne Evans, Sir Antonio Pappano, Sir Nicholas Hytner, John Tyrrell and Jiri Zahradka. There are also chapters based on interviews with his family. The book is illustrated with photographs, both informal and professional, and is supplemented by an up-to-date discography, by listings of all the performances of Janacek operas Sir Charles conducted and of all his concerts in Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic. While Sir Charles' whole life is considered, emphasis is given to his final quarter century in which so many important projects were realized. This book celebrates and epitomizes an exceptional life. NIGEL SIMEONE has published books on Janacek, Messiaen and Bernstein. JOHN TYRRELL has published books on Janacek and Czech opera and, with Sir Charles Mackerras, edited two Janacek operas. Contributors: Janet Baker, Alfred Brendel, Ales Brezina, Rosenna East, Anne Evans, Nicholas Hytner, Simon Keenlyside, David Lloyd-Jones, David Mackie, Chi-chi Nwanoku, Antonio Pappano, Nigel Simeone, John Stein, Heinz Stolba, Patrick Summers, John Tyrrell, Malcolm Walker, David Whelton, Jiri Zahradka

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ISBN 13: 9781576470039
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Read and Download Michael Brim Beckerman book Martinů's Mysterious Accident in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TMartinů's Mysterious Accident. This book was released on 2007 with total page 212 pages. Book excerpt: Bohuslav Martinu (1890-1959)was one of the most prolific composers in the 20th century. Despite the fact that he lived for several years in the United States and had many of his works premiered in this country, he still stands as an enigma. This collection of essays by an international group of experts, is dedicated to the memory of Michael Henderson, who died in 1994 at the age of 47. Henderson was in the process of writing a biography of the composer. These essays include a range of new approaches to Martinu: Judy Mabary gives a concise history of Martinu's collaboration with choreographer Eric Hawkins, The Strangler; Ales Brezina looks penetratingly at the often tortured relationship between Martinu and the Czechoslovak government; and Michael Beckerman explores questions of construction in Martinu's Piano Concerto No. 2. Shorter pieces by Czech scholars Isa Popelka and Jaroslav Mihule are also included. In addition, there will be an essay by Michael Henderson on "Martinu's Mysterious Accident" which will shed light on one of the most harrowing events in the composer's life.

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Read and Download William Schoell book The Opera of the Twentieth Century in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Opera of the Twentieth Century. This book was released on 2015-01-24 with total page 308 pages. Book excerpt: In the late 1500s in Florence, aristocrats of the Renaissance renovated classical Greek dramas into dramatic musicals and gave birth to the first operas. After centuries of transformation, the opera is still appreciated as a historically dynamic paradigm of the fine arts. Composers of the twentieth century have worked hard to fashion a voice distinct from the romantic composers of the nineteenth century and the traditions that preceded them, and this volume explores the extent of their success. Beginning with a thorough introduction to the history of operatic forms and transformation, this book presents a comprehensive discussion of twentieth century opera. Giving ear to many composers and many styles--romantic and modern and assorted variations--the discussion includes such globally renowned composers as Strauss, Puccini, Prokofiev and Mascagni, as well as the esoteric works of less famous composers. Spanning as it does from Puccini's Tosca and Charpentier's Louise to Heggie's Dead Man Walking and Corigliano's The Ghosts of Versailles, twentieth century operatic form has something for every taste. The discussion is therefore structured chronologically and directed at exploring this complex diversity and ingenuity of twentieth-century styles. Examples from across the globe and firsthand commentary from contemporary operatic professionals complement the discussion. Concluding chapters comment upon the operatic presence in the twenty-first century and the future of operatic forms.

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Read and Download Robert Simon book Bohuslav Martinů in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TBohuslav Martinů. This book was released on 2014-05-30 with total page 285 pages. Book excerpt: This annotated bibliography uncovers the wealth of resources available to prospective researchers and supports emerging scholarship and inquiry into the life and music of this Czech composer. It includes all secondary sources on Martinu and his music, as well as chronology of his life and a complete list of works.

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Read and Download Richard Clogg book Greek to Me in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TGreek to Me. This book was released on 2017-12-22 with total page 384 pages. Book excerpt: The 1960s was a tumultuous period in the history of Greece, as its democracy fell under the forced establishment of a military dictatorship. The regime of the colonels was the culmination of national division and hostility between communist forces and right wing militants. It was in these extraordinary times that British historian Richard Clogg witnessed the 1967 coup, while living in Athens and researching modern Greek history. Following his abrupt immersion in Greek politics and political activism, Clogg went on to a joint appointment at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES) and King's College, London. At SSEES, he uncovered the contested history of nationalist funding in academia and postings. After publishing his controversial book Politics and the Academy, Clogg moved to St Antony's College, Oxford. Greek to Me: A Memoir of Academic Life is an engrossing tale of academic and political intrigue, spanning Clogg's time in Greece and in the Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies at King's College London. Through extensive personal archives of his fascinating adventures, Clogg exposes the secretive fields of academia and university politics as well as providing unique eyewitness accounts of modern Greek history.

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Read and Download Stefano Trovato book Julian the Apostate in Byzantine Culture in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TJulian the Apostate in Byzantine Culture. This book was released on 2022-07-15 with total page 328 pages. Book excerpt: Julian, the last pagan emperor of the Roman empire, died in war in 363. In the Byzantine (that is, the Eastern Roman) empire, the figure of Julian aroused conflicting reactions: antipathy towards his apostasy but also admiration for his accomplishments, particularly as an author writing in Greek. Julian died young, and his attempt to reinstate paganism was a failure, but, paradoxically, his brief and unsuccessful policy resonated for centuries. This book analyses Julian from the perspectives of Byzantine Culture. The history of his posthumous reputation reveals differences in cultural perspectives and it is most intriguing with regard to the Eastern Roman empire which survived for almost a millennium after the fall of the Western empire. Byzantine culture viewed Julian in multiple ways, first as the legitimate emperor of the enduring Roman empire; second as the author of works written in Greek and handed down for generations in the language that scholars, the Church, and the state administration all continued to use; and third as an open enemy of Christianity. Julian the Apostate in Byzantine Culture will appeal to both researchers and students of Byzantine perspectives on Julian, Greco-Roman Paganism, and the Later Roman Empire, as well as those interested in Byzantine Historiography.

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ISBN 13: 8024458527
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Read and Download Zdeněk Zouhar book Milý příteli: / Dear friend: in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TMilý příteli: / Dear friend:. This book was released on with total page 436 pages. Book excerpt: Komentovaná kritická dvojjazyčná edice dopisů Bohuslava Martinů z let 1945-1949 adresovaných Zdeňku Zouharovi poprvé zpřístupňuje kolekci dopisů, čímž jednak rozšiřuje stávající poznatky o skladatelově tvorbě, jednak upřesňuje tradované, leč nepřesné informace. Objasňuje vývoj skladeb B. Martinů, interpretační představy, jeho dobové postoje, názory na moravský hudební folklór. Poprvé jsou zde citovány dosud nepublikované korespondenční prameny a obrazové dokumenty. This unique collection of letters form the last ten years of Bohuslav Martinů's life addressed to Zdeněk Zouhar is a key testimony to Martinů's works, life and relationship between the composer and the interpreter of his works who premiered the cantata The Opening of the Springs, the cycles Three Part-Songs and Three Sacred Songs and initiated the origin of the primrose cycle. This edition captures Martinů's specific literary style in authentic form, without corrections, provides facsimiles of letters and juxtaposes the correspondence with the composer's letters to his family, firends, performers, as well as the reminiscences of his wife Charlotte. A more detailed picture of the composer's last years is emerging.

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ISBN 13: 1409482685
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Read and Download Professor Stephanos Efthymiadis book The Ashgate Research Companion to Byzantine Hagiography in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Ashgate Research Companion to Byzantine Hagiography. This book was released on 2013-07-28 with total page 468 pages. Book excerpt: Hagiography is the most abundantly represented genre of Byzantine literature and it offers crucial insight to the development of religious thought and practice, social and literary life, and the history of the empire. It emerged in the fourth century with the pioneering Life of St Antony and continued to evolve until the end of the empire in the fifteenth century, and beyond. The appeal and dynamics of this genre radiated beyond the confines of Byzantium, and it was practised also in many Oriental and Slavic languages within the orbit of the broader Byzantine world. This companion is the work of an international team of specialists and represents the first comprehensive survey ever produced in this field. It consists of two volumes and is addressed to both a broader public and the scholarly community of Byzantinists, Medievalists, historians of religion and theorists of the narrative. This first volume covers the authors and texts of the four distinctive periods during which Greek Byzantine hagiography developed, as well as the hagiography produced in Oriental and Slavic languages and in geographical milieux around the periphery of the empire, from Italy to Armenia. Volume II addresses questions of genres and the social and other contexts of Byzantine hagiography.

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ISBN 13: 1615309853
Total Pages : 200 pages
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Read and Download Britannica Educational Publishing book Cyprus, Greece, and Malta in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TCyprus, Greece, and Malta. This book was released on 2013-06-01 with total page 200 pages. Book excerpt: For centuries islands of the Mediterranean served as a cultural crossroads, with the Phoenicians, Romans, and Arabs variously settling and colonizing the area. Cyprus, Greece, and Malta in particular were subject to the influence of foreign powers, and remained so for much of their histories. Today, each has gained its independence and gone on to become an active member of the European Union. This lively volume examines the historical events that shaped these EU countries, as well as the cultural traditions of the diverse societies that call them home.