The Cellist Of Sarajevo

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Author: Steven Galloway
Publisher: Vintage Canada
ISBN: 0307371654
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The Cellist Of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway


Original Title: The Cellist Of Sarajevo

This brilliant novel with universal resonance tells the story of three people trying to survive in a city rife with the extreme fear of desperate times, and of the sorrowing cellist who plays undaunted in their midst. One day a shell lands in a bread line and kills twenty-two people as the cellist watches from a window in his flat. He vows to sit in the hollow where the mortar fell and play Albinoni’s Adagio once a day for each of the twenty-two victims. The Adagio had been re-created from a fragment after the only extant score was firebombed in the Dresden Music Library, but the fact that it had been rebuilt by a different composer into something new and worthwhile gives the cellist hope. Meanwhile, Kenan steels himself for his weekly walk through the dangerous streets to collect water for his family on the other side of town, and Dragan, a man Kenan doesn’t know, tries to make his way towards the source of the free meal he knows is waiting. Both men are almost paralyzed with fear, uncertain when the next shot will land on the bridges or streets they must cross, unwilling to talk to their old friends of what life was once like before divisions were unleashed on their city. Then there is “Arrow,” the pseudonymous name of a gifted female sniper, who is asked to protect the cellist from a hidden shooter who is out to kill him as he plays his memorial to the victims. In this beautiful and unforgettable novel, Steven Galloway has taken an extraordinary, imaginative leap to create a story that speaks powerfully to the dignity and generosity of the human spirit under extraordinary duress. From the Hardcover edition.

Grassroots Leadership And The Arts For Social Change

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Author: Susan J. Erenrich
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1786356872
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Grassroots Leadership And The Arts For Social Change by Susan J. Erenrich


Original Title: Grassroots Leadership And The Arts For Social Change

This book explores the intersection of grassroots leadership and the arts for social change, examining the many movements and subsequent victories the arts community has won for society. The book illustrates the diverse but influential work of these figures, reflecting on their actions, commitments and their positive impact on the modern world.

A Biographical Encyclopedia Of Contemporary Genocide Portraits Of Evil And Good

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Author: Paul R. Bartrop
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 031338679X
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A Biographical Encyclopedia Of Contemporary Genocide Portraits Of Evil And Good by Paul R. Bartrop


Original Title: A Biographical Encyclopedia Of Contemporary Genocide Portraits Of Evil And Good

This book documents the devastating effects of genocide in the world's most destructive human environments since the end of World War II and explores why such events still occur.

A Lady Her Letters Our Legacy

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Author: Aime Wren
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1493178768
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A Lady Her Letters Our Legacy by Aime Wren


Original Title: A Lady Her Letters Our Legacy

A Lady, Her Letters, Our Legacy; Hand Painted, is a letter writing look, into more than one girl’s story. It is a literary, oil painted portrait, of a fair haired child. A painting of life chosen over death, of kindness displayed in the midst of cruelty, of hope determined under humiliation, and of speech chosen over silence. These friendship letter filled pages, display seven lessons painted together using seven colors, on a canvas that develops for the reader, a painted white pearl of peace. This is a canvas that will inspire people of all ages to paint their own lives, in excellence.

Joy And International Relations

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Author: Elina Penttinen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136738401
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Joy And International Relations by Elina Penttinen


Original Title: Joy And International Relations

This book aims to develop new methodology for the study of international relations (IR) based on joy, informed by current thinking about posthumanism, feminist theory and positive psychology. It examines how the mechanistic-deterministic worldview derived from the Newtonian model has influenced the epistemology and methodology of IR (i.e., the idea that the world is constituted of independent fragments), and seeks ways to develop a new methodology for IR by drawing on the potential of a non-fragmented worldview. The author argues that it is this modern Western view of human beings (or societies) as isolated and separate from the world that prevents IR from finding new solutions to the questions of war and conflict. Drawing upon case studies, testimonies and examples from film, this book instead proposes joy as an alternative methodology for studying IR, exploring the possibility of self-healing in physical and emotional trauma in extreme violent conditions.The author also discusses how posthumanism contributes to positive psychology in understanding happiness and empowerment, and demonstrates how these findings can further widen the study of IR. This book will be of much interest to students of gender studies, war and conflict studies, IR theory and critical security studies.

The Confabulist

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Author: Steven Galloway
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101631430
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The Confabulist by Steven Galloway


Original Title: The Confabulist

From the author of The Cellist of Sarajevo, an exciting new novel that uses the life and sudden death of Harry Houdini to weave a tale of magic, intrigue, and illusion. What is real and what is an illusion? Can you trust your memory to provide an accurate record of what has happened in your life? The Confabulist is a clever , entertaining, and suspenseful narrative that weaves together the rise and fall of world-famous Harry Houdini with the surprising story of Martin Strauss, an unknown man whose fate seems forever tied to the magician’s in a way that will ultimately startle and amaze. It is at once a vivid portrait of an alluring, late-nineteenth/early-twentieth-century world; a front-row seat to a world-class magic show; and an unexpected love story. In the end, the book is a kind of magic trick in itself: there is much more to Martin than meets the eye. Historically rich and ingeniously told, this is a novel about magic and memory, truth and illusion, and the ways that love, hope, grief, and imagination can—for better or for worse—alter what we perceive and believe.

Der Cellist Von Sarajevo

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Author: Steven Galloway
Publisher: Luchterhand Literaturverlag
ISBN: 3641025273
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Der Cellist Von Sarajevo by Steven Galloway


Original Title: Der Cellist Von Sarajevo

Ein Musiker trotzt dem Irrsinn des Bürgerkriegs in Sarajevo: Inmitten der Ruinen, dem feindlichen Beschuss ausgesetzt, spielt er auf seinem Cello das Adagio von Albinoni, zweiundzwanzig Tage lang ... Zu Beginn der neunziger Jahre wird das belagerte Sarajevo aus den Bergen ringsum Tag und Nacht beschossen. Die Bürger der Stadt leben in Angst, Nahrung und Wasser werden knapp. Eines Tages muss ein Mann von seinem Fenster aus mit ansehen, wie eine Mörsergranate zweiundzwanzig Menschen tötet, die vor der Bäckerei unten Schlange stehen. Der Mann ist Cellist, und er trifft eine unglaublich mutige Entscheidung: Jeden Tag um vier Uhr nachmittags zieht er seinen Frack an, setzt sich mit seinem Cello auf die Geröllhalden vor seinem Haus und spielt das Adagio in G-Dur von Albinoni. Zweiundzwanzig Tage lang, zum Gedenken an die Toten. Die Bürger von Sarajevo hören ihm zu, darunter eine Scharfschützin, ein verängstigter Familienvater und ein einsamer, alter Mann. Sie alle sind verzweifelt, träumen vom alten oder einem neuen Sarajevo, wollen dem Hass und der Furcht entfliehen. Und sie alle werden vom Spiel des Cellisten berührt. Ein bewegender Roman, der auf einer wahren Begebenheit beruht und der inmitten von Krieg und Zerstörung Zeichen von Hoffnung und Menschlichkeit entdeckt.

Performance Space Utopia

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Author: S. Jestrovic
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137291672
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Performance Space Utopia by S. Jestrovic


Original Title: Performance Space Utopia

Over 20 years after the war in Yugoslavia, this book looks back at its two most iconic cities and the phenomenon of exile emerging as a consequence of living in them in the 1990s. It uses examples ranging from street interventions to theatre performances to explore the making of urban counter-sites through theatricality and utopian performatives.

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