The Magicians The Manchurian Candidate And Other Short Stories

Author: Rachel Lawson
Editor: Lulu.com
ISBN: 024424085X
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The Mandarin And Other Stories

Author: Jose Maria Eca de Queiroz
Editor: SCB Distributors
ISBN: 1907650342
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Eça de Queiroz (1845-1900) is considered to be Portugal�s greatest novelist and one of its finest prose writers. In The Mandarin he turns his satirical eye on the sin of avarice and asks the following question: ‘In the depths of China there lives a mandarin who is richer than any king spoken of in fable or in history. You know nothing about him, not his name, his face or the silks that he wears. In order for you to inherit his limitless wealth, all you have to do is to ring the bell placed on a book by your side. In that remote corner of Mongolia, he will utter a single sigh. He will then be a corpse, and at your feet you will see gold beyond the dreams of avarice. Mortal reader, will you ring the bell?� When Teodoro, our timid, lowly narrator, says ‘Yes�, he finds that fabulous wealth brings with it unexpected problems. The three very different stories that complete the collection � ‘The Idiosyncrasies of a Young Blonde Woman�, ‘The Hanged Man� and ‘José Matías� � are all tales of obsessive love, each told with Eça�s irrepressible wit and originality. �A brilliant mischievous essay in fantasy chinoiserie, irreverently subverting the trope, created half a century earlier by Balzac in La Peau de chagrin, of the Oriental curse masquerading as a blessing. In the same Dedalus collection of Eca's short fiction lies a late gem,'Jose Matias', a love story told at a funeral by a Hegelian philosopher, in which the issue of the narrator's own relationship with reality adds a comically ambiguous layer to the tale." Jonathan Keates in The Times Literary Supplement

Mandurian Stories

Author: Xanthe Turner
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ISBN: 9780648430315
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An anthology for Mandurah, by Mandurah.Mandurian writers, artists, and children collaborated to create a tangible manifestation of the creative spirit of Mandurah. The words and images in this book contain fragments of lives, facets of experience, and aspects of unique understanding. The common thread, woven through each page, is a deep-seated appreciation for Mandurah itself.

The Transmigrations Of The Mandarin Fum Hoam Chinese Tales

Author: Thomas-Simon Gueullette
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English fiction imitating Oriental tales

Chinese Tales Or The Wonderful Andventures Of The Mandarin Fum Hoam

Author: Thomas S. Gueulette
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The Singapore Water Story

Author: Cecilia Tortajada
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135125899
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Singapore ́s journey during the past 45 years is an outstanding example that, in spite of multiple hardships, pragmatic policies, clear visions, long-term planning, forward-looking strategies and political will, as well as a relentless urge to improve, can result in strong foundations for sustainable development. This book describes the journey of Singapore ́s development and the fundamental role that water has had in shaping it. What makes this case so unique is that the quest for self-sufficiency in terms of water availability in a fast-changing urban context has been crucial to the way development policies and agendas have been planned throughout the years. The authors analyse plans, policies, institutions, laws and regulations, water demand and water supply strategies, water quality and water conservation considerations, partnerships and importance of the media. They assess overall how all these issues have evolved in response to the dynamic needs of the city-state. The study of Singapore shows how a dynamic society can address development without losing its focus on the environment. In the city-state, environmental concerns in general, and water concerns in particular, have played a major role in its transformation from a third word to a first world country. How and why this transformation took place is the main focus of this authoritative book.

The Mandarin And Other Stories

Author: Eça de Queirós
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Cheng Xiaoqing 1893 1976 And His Detective Stories In Modern Shanghai

Author: Annabella Weisl
Editor: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3640500288
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Cheng Xiaoqing, the author of the Huo Sang cases, was one of the most prolific and successful Chinese detective fiction authors of the so-called „Mandarin Duck and Butterfly School.” In China, Western detective fiction was introduced at the turn of the 19th century. Cheng Xiaoqing was among the first Chinese authors to not only translate, but also create original works in the genre. The author adopted the main framework of Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes case – the very standard of the classical Western detective story – and created the “Eastern Sherlock Holmes,” Huo Sang, and his secretary Bao Lang, the “Dr. Watson of the East.” The figure of Huo Sang shows several superficial similarities derivative of the classical Western detective à la Sherlock Holmes. In addition, the character also incorporates fundamental elements of Chinese literature draw from traditional figures such as the famous Judge Bao in classical court-case fiction and from the traditional chivalric heroes within the knight-errant tradition. Thus, Cheng did not merely create another British detective implanted into Shanghai. Instead, he fabricated a Chinese detective who is a synthesis of Western and Eastern influences and who reflects the contradictions and tensions of the environment he operates in. The story of China’s meeting with modern detective fiction can, thus, be seen as a microcosm of China’s encounter with the West. Cheng’s import of the detective novel into a different cultural and political context required the employment of figures, settings and situations that offered relevant and compelling meanings for the contemporary reader. By merging different genres and thereby creating detective stories that were not just imitating the Western model, but also interweaving it with traditional elements of Chinese literary tradition. Cheng’s innovations demonstrate important response to the colonial background and the contemporary political and literary movements.

Manchurian Adventure

Author: Sylvain Mangeot
Editor: William Morrow &Company
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Mencius Stories For Hsk 4 Hsk 6 Readings Volume 1 Story 01 10

Author: DAVID YAO
Editor: Legoo Mandarin
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Mencius, or Mengzi was a Chinese Confucian philosopher who has often been described as the "second Sage", that is, after only Confucius himself. He is part of Confucius's fourth generation of disciples. Mencius inherited Confucius's thinking and developed it further. In this book we collected Mencius Stories with English and Chinese. This book is one of the Chinese Culture Story Series. The whole set of Chinese Culture Stories Series, 999 articles, 18 categories. Perfect for HSK 4-6, IGCSE Chinese, IB Chinese & School extra readings. Find the QR code on the first page for the best price for the whole set of books.

Rocznik Orientalisticzny

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The Unspeakable People Being Twenty Of The World S Most Horrible Horror Stories

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New York

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The Focus Marking Function Of Shi In Mandarin Chinese

Author: Yao Zhu
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10 Stories

Author: Chwee Lye Low
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Progress Of Stories

Author: Laura (Riding) Jackson
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Short Story Index

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Short Story Index 1964 1968

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Strange But True Stories From Japan

Author: Jack Seward
Editor: Tuttle Pub
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File Size: 74,89 MB
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This collection of bizarre and fascinating true tales from Japan includes the infamous story of the woman who strangled and emasculated her lover - the basis for the classic film In the Realm of the Senses. These and other amazing tales are sure to startle even the most jaded of readers.