East Plays West

Sport and the Cold War
Author: Stephen Wagg,David Andrews
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134241682
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 352
View: 6953
The Cold War spanned some five decades from the devastation that remained after World War Two until the fall of the Berlin wall, and for much of that time the perception was that only on the Eastern side were politics and sport inextricably linked. However, this assumption underestimates the extent to which sport was an important symbol for both power blocs in their ongoing ideological struggle. This collection of essays from leading international authorities on sport, culture and ideology brings together an impressive body of work organized around key political themes and outstanding moments in sport, and is at once a political history of sport and an illuminating new perspective on the forces that shaped this unsettled time.

(Re)Presenting Wilma Rudolph

Author: Rita Liberti,Maureen M. Smith
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 0815653077
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 346
View: 8290
Wilma Rudolph was born black in Jim Crow Tennessee. The twentieth of 22 children, she spent most of her childhood in bed suffering from whooping cough, scarlet fever, and pneumonia. She lost the use of her left leg due to polio and wore leg braces. With dedication and hard work, she became a gifted runner, earning a track and field scholarship to Tennessee State. In 1960, she became the first American woman to win three gold medals in a single Olympic Games. Her underdog story made her into a media darling, and she was the subject of countless articles, a television movie, children’s books, biographies, and she even featured on a U.S. postage stamp. In this work, Smith and Liberti consider not only Rudolph’s achievements, but also the ways in which those achievements are interpreted and presented as historical fact. Theories of gender, race, class, and disability collide in the story of Wilma Rudolph, and Smith and Liberti examine this collision in an effort to more fully understand how history is shaped by the cultural concerns of the present. In doing so, the authors engage with the metanarratives which define the American experience and encourage more complex and nuanced interrogations of contemporary heroic legacy.

The People's Game

Football, State and Society in East Germany
Author: Alan McDougall
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107052033
Category: History
Page: 374
View: 5621
From star players to rioting fans, The People's Game examines how football shaped the history of communist East Germany.

Modernity in East-West Literary Criticism

New Readings
Author: Yoshinobu Hakutani
Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
ISBN: 9780838639078
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 226
View: 975
This collection of eleven essays concerns the movement of modernity in East-West literary criicism. Most of the contributions address particular cross-cultural relationships such as W.B. Yeat's interest in the 'noh' play, Ezra Pound's imagism, and the influence of Zen aesthetics on Western poetry. The Western writers discussed range from Americans, including Emerson, Thoreau, Faulkner, Wright, and Snyder, to Europeans, such as Marcel Proust. The Eastern writers include Basho, Tanizaki, Lao Tzu, Wan Wei, Tagore, and Yone Noguchi.

Six Plays from East & West Africa

Author: Jane Plastow,Martin Banham
Publisher: James Currey
ISBN: 9781847011725
Category: African drama
Page: 335
View: 1133
A collection of playscripts and texts that give an English-reading audience access to key plays as well as less well-known and previously untranslated works - a superb resource for scholars and theatre practitioners.

East West Poetics at Work

Papers Presented at the Seminar on Indian and Western Poetics at Work, Dhvanyaloka, Mysore, January 1991
Author: C. D. Narasimhaiah
Publisher: Sahitya Akademi
ISBN: 9788172013851
Category: Poetics
Page: 292
View: 3361
The Papers Brought Together In This Volume Were Presented At A Seminar Organised In January 1991 Under The Joint Auspices Of The Sahitya Akademi And The Literary Criterion Centre, Dvanyaloka, Mysore. In Collaboration With The Indian Association Of Commonwealth Literature. Several Scholarly Papers Were Presented At The Seminar On The Indian Concept Of Natya, Dhvani, Aucitya And Alankara. Erudite Scholars From All Parts Of The Country Took Part. This Seminar Represents The Third Phase Of The Interaction Between Indian And Western Critical Endeavours. Sahitya Akademi Is Happy To Bring Out These Papers In Book-Form For The Benefit Of Discerning Scholars, Academics And General Readers.

The East Face of Helicon : West Asiatic Elements in Greek Poetry and Myth

West Asiatic Elements in Greek Poetry and Myth
Author: M. L. West
Publisher: Clarendon Press
ISBN: 0191591041
Category: Comparative literature
Page: 678
View: 9454
Over the last sixty years scholars have increasingly become aware of links connecting early Greek poetry with the literatures of the ancient Near East. Martin West's new book far surpasses previous studies in comprehensiveness, demonstrating these links with massive and detailed documentation and showing they are much more fundamental and pervasive than has hitherto been acknowledged. - ;Ever since Neolithic times Greek lands lay open to cultural imports from western Asia: agriculture, metal-working, writing, religious institutions, artistic fashions, musical instruments, and much more. Over the last sixty years scholars have increasingly become aware of links connecting early Greek poetry with the literatures of Mesopotamia, Anatolia, Canaan, and Israel. Martin West's new book far surpasses previous studies in comprehensiveness, demonstrating these links with massive and detailed documentation and showing that they are much more fundamental and pervasive than has hitherto been acknowledged. His survey embraces Hesiod, the Homeric epics, the lyric poets, and Aeschylus, and concludes with an illuminating discussion of possible avenues of transmission between the orient and Greece. He believes that an age has dawned in which Hellenists will no more be able to ignore Near Eastern literature than Latinists can ignore Greek. -


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Whist
Page: N.A
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Euphoria and Exhaustion

Modern Sport in Soviet Culture and Society
Author: Nikolaus Katzer,Sandra Budy,Alexandra Köhring,Manfred Zeller
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 3593392909
Category: History
Page: 359
View: 2844
The architects of the Soviet Union intended not merely to remake their society—they also had an ambitious plan to remake the citizenry physically, with the goal of perfecting the socialist ideal of man. As Euphoria and Exhaustion shows, the Soviet leadership used sport as one of the primary arenas in which to deploy and test their efforts to mechanize and perfect the human body, drawing on knowledge from physiology, biology, medicine, and hygiene. At the same time, however, such efforts, like any form of social control, could easily lead to discontent—and thus, the editors show, a study of changes in public attitude towards sport can offer insight into overall levels of integration, dissatisfaction, and social exhaustion in the Soviet Union.

The Whist Reference Book

Wherein Information is Presented Concerning the Noble Game, in All Its Aspects, After the Manner of a Cyclopedia, Dictionary, and Digest All Combined in One
Author: William Mill Butler
Publisher: N.A
Category: Whist
Page: 568
View: 6912

Country Life

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Country life
Page: N.A
View: 1823

Bridge Squeezes Complete

Or, Winning End Play Strategy
Author: Clyde Elton Love
Publisher: N.A
Category: Contract bridge
Page: 260
View: 3591

Japan, France, and East-West Aesthetics

French Literature, 1867-2000
Author: Jan Hokenson
Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
ISBN: 9780838640104
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 520
View: 6380
Japan, France is the first comprehensive history of the idea of Japan in France, as tracked through close readings of canonical French writers and thinkers from the 1860s to the present. The focus is literary and intellectual, the context cultural. The discovery of Japanese woodblock prints in Paris, following the opening of Japan to the West in 1854, was a startling aesthetic encounter that played a crucial role in the Impressionists' and Post-Impressionists' invention of Modernism. French writers also experimented with Japanese aesthetics in their own work, in ways that similarly thread into the foundations of literary Modernism. Japonisme (the practice of adapting Japanese aesthetics to creative work in the West) became a sustained French tradition, in texts by such writers as Zola and Proust through Barthes and Bonnefoy. Each generation discovered new Japanese arts and genres, commented on the work of their predecessors in this vein, and broke still more ground in East-West aesthetics to innovate in the forms of Western literature and thought. To read literary history in this way unsettles Eurocentric assumptions about many of the French writers who are commonly considered the

Black Baseball's National Showcase

The East-West All-Star Game, 1933-1953
Author: Larry Lester
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803280007
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 498
View: 6054
A lively illustrated introduction to the Negro League equivalent of the All-Star Game discusses the history of the games, as well as the colorful cast of promoters, gamblers, and hucksters who made it happen. Original.

Personal Computing

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Computers
Page: N.A
View: 617

East, West

Author: Salman Rushdie
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0804152330
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
View: 1420
From the Booker Prize-winning author of The Satanic Verses comes nine stories that reveal the oceanic distances and the unexpected intimacies between East and West. Daring, extravagant, comical and humane, this book renews Rushdie's stature as a storyteller who can enthrall and instruct us with the same sentence.

The Illustrated Weekly of India

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: India
Page: N.A
View: 7424

Theater East and West

Perspectives Toward a Total Theater
Author: Leonard Cabell Pronko
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Category: Oriental drama
Page: 230
View: 3313

Safety Plays

Author: David Bird,Marc Smith
Publisher: Master Point Press
ISBN: 9781894154192
Category: Games & Activities
Page: 61
View: 9360
Short and full of practical examples, each book in the 'Bridge Technique Series' takes the reader through the most important aspects of card-play technique at bridge. Where appropriate, play is examined from the point of view both of declarer and defenders. Full of quizzes and chapter reviews, these award-winning books will also reinforce the bridge concepts you learn. At this price, what bridge player could stand not to have all twelve?

Bridge - from a to Z

Taking Your Game to the Next Level
Author: Eddie Rose
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 146282451X
Category: Games & Activities
Page: 174
View: 9715
People play bridge for different reasons. Some play bridge because of their competitive nature. Others play for the social interaction. Still others do it for mental exercise and health reasons. Some do it for sheer fun and enjoyment. And many play bridge for a combination of all of these. Regardless of your reason(s) for playing bridge, I think it is not unreasonable to assume that you would like to play better and with greater consistency and, even if winning is not necessarily your sole objective per se, to prevail occasionally at the table. Bridge---From A to Z is not for the beginning bridge player. Nor will reading this book make you a bridge superstar overnight. But if you read it judiciously and put its principles into practice, it will enable you to make that critical breakthrough, and literally take your game to the next level! In Bridge---From A to Z, I have enumerated 26 fundamental bridge principles, one for each letter of the alphabet, as the title suggests. To reinforce these principles, I have included numerous instructive bridge hands, almost all of which are taken from actual duplicate competition. As most bridge players know, duplicate bridge is a game of skill. However, as in most games, the elements of luck (both good and bad) are there. You might play easy hands against strong players or difficult hands against weaker players, or just the opposite may be the case.. The opponents may give you gifts. Or they may fix you. These are things over which we have little or no control. Conversely, there are things over which we do have control. And these are the things I have emphasized in this book. One does not need to have a background in higher mathematics to be a good bridge player. Certainly, some innate analytical ability is a big plus. Famous fictional detectives, such as Sherlock Holmes, Charlie Chan, and Ellery Queen, would probably have made great bridge players! But the things that are really important---listening, counting, focusing---are relatively simple to understand and execute. And the bottom line is that you have to do this yourself. No one---not a pro, a teacher, a mentor---can do them for you. In reading and absorbing the principles enumerated in Bridge---From A to Z, you will feel more confident in your own inherent ability to play bridge at a higher level. And in so doing, irrespective of your specific reason(s) for playing bridge, I believe you will derive more fun and enjoyment from this wonderful game we all love so much.