Poems of Love and War

Poems of Love and War


  • Release: 2011-05-30
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
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  • File: PDF, 329 page
  • ISBN: 9780231157353
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Poems of Love and War

Poems of Love and War


  • Release: 1985
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 329 page
  • ISBN: 0231051077
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Available for the first time in English, this is the definitive account of the practice of sexual slavery the Japanese military perpetrated during World War II by the researcher principally responsible for exposing the Japanese government's responsibility for these atrocities. The large scale imprisonment and rape of thousands of women, who were euphemistically called "comfort women" by the Japanese military, first seized public attention in 1991 when three Korean women filed suit in a Toyko District Court stating that they had been forced into sexual servitude and demanding compensation. Since then the comfort stations and their significance have been the subject of ongoing debate and intense activism in Japan, much if it inspired by Yoshimi's investigations. How large a role did the military, and by extension the government, play in setting up and administering these camps? What type of compensation, if any, are the victimized women due? These issues figure prominently in the current Japanese focus on public memory and arguments about the teaching and writing of history and are central to efforts to transform Japanese ways of remembering the war. Yoshimi Yoshiaki provides a wealth of documentation and testimony to prove the existence of some 2,000 centers where as many as 200,000 Korean, Filipina, Taiwanese, Indonesian, Burmese, Dutch, Australian, and some Japanese women were restrained for months and forced to engage in sexual activity with Japanese military personnel. Many of the women were teenagers, some as young as fourteen. To date, the Japanese government has neither admitted responsibility for creating the comfort station system nor given compensation directly to former comfort women. This English edition updates the Japanese edition originally published in 1995 and includes introductions by both the author and the translator placing the story in context for American readers.

Poems of Love and War

Poems of Love and War


  • Release: 2011-06-14
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
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  • File: PDF, 368 page
  • ISBN: 9780231157346
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Lebanon   Liban

Lebanon Liban


  • Release: 2006-04-25
  • Publisher: Syracuse University Press
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  • File: PDF, 156 page
  • ISBN: 0815630905
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This bilingual anthology, edited by Christophe Ippolito, contains Samuel Hazo's complete translation of Lebanon: Twenty Poems for One Love and Paul B. Kelley's selections from the never-before-translated Sentimental Archives of a War in Lebanon. The Francophone poet Nadia Tueni has devoted readers in Lebanon and elsewhere in the Middle East and has quickly achieved poetic distinction in France. The fluency of her poetic language and motifs—reflecting Tueni's love of her people and country—is illuminated in Ippolito's introduction: "She chose to create a new poetic language that captured the fragile essence of her troubled country and exposed the many crises of identities present in the war. By identifying with her country, she placed herself beyond all parties and created a sacred river that irrigates her poems." Drawn from two collections that were published during the civil war in Lebanon in 1979 and 1982, these poems are haunted by the Lebanese war: some transcend famous Lebanese locales as the symbolic incarnations of the land's eternal essence; others, illuminated at first by nostalgic memories, take on a prophetic tone. Tueni's work merges the poetic with the political landscape of her country. She writes: " I belong to a country that commits suicide every day, while it is being assassinated." The languages of Rimbaud, Lautreamont, and surrealist poetry have had a decisive influence on Tueni's poetry. But she also owes a great debt on the Arabic side to the avant-garde poets, for example, the celebrated Adonis. Like many Lebanese writers, Tueni was active in political circles, particularly after the war in 1967. Her poems tell of suffering—"memories of an abandoned garden slip away"—of her own life slipping away, and in the end, the reader is invited to reflect on the mimesis of identity: identity of a country, identity of a woman, each echoing the other.

Poems of Love and War

Poems of Love and War


  • Release: 2006-03-09
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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  • File: PDF, 329 page
  • ISBN: UVA:X004897685
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In this volume, A. K. Ramanujan translates old Tamil poems selected from anthologies compiled around two millennia ago.These poems are "classical" - early ancient; they are also "classics" - works that have stood the test of time, the founding works of a whole tradition. Early classical Tamilliterature (c.100 BC - AD 250) consists of eight anthologies (Ettuttokai), the ten long poems (Pattuppattu), and a grammar called the Tolkappiyan or the "old composition". With the marriage of traditional form and the language of modern usage, the greatness of classical Tamil literature becomesevident to readers: the poems speak to one another, with lyricism and drama. The poems are followed by an Afterword: an essay on the Tamil world picture and its relation to Tamil poetry and poetics. The transliteration of Tamil words follows the Tamil lexicon. This edition contains a new preface byMolly Daniels-Ramanujan.

Of Love and War

Of Love and War


  • Release: 2002
  • Publisher: Robson Books Limited
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  • File: PDF, 101 page
  • ISBN: UOM:39015055184819
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"Vernon Scannell is undoubtedly one of the most important poets of the Second World War, a fact that is reflected in his critical acclaim and popular appeal. Of Love and War contains a selection, made by the author himself, of the best of his previously published poetry on the themes of love and war, along with a number of new poems. This combination presents the reader with a rich and enjoyable volume of work. As described in the Sunday Telegraph, Scannell's poems are carefully crafted: 'Scannell is one of what seems to be a vanishing breed, a poet of technical accomplishment who understands that poetry, like the other arts, is a craft as well' The poems in Of Love and War explore all aspects of human love and conflict in a wide range of ways - sardonic, celebratory, tender and bittersweet." --Publisher description.

Poets of the Tamil Anthologies

Poets of the Tamil Anthologies


  • Release: 2015-03-08
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
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  • File: PDF, 224 page
  • ISBN: 9781400869404
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The poems of ancient Tamil are one of India's most important contributions to world literature. Presented here in English translation is a selection of roughly three hundred poems from five of the earliest poetic anthologies of classical Tamil literature. These lyrical poems are intimately related to the agricultural society that produced them, and their direct connection with the earth as well as their use of ornament and suggestion give them a quality unlike that of any other poetic tradition. Originally published in 1979. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Poems of Love and War

Poems of Love and War


  • Release: 2017-12-13
  • Publisher: Big Table Publishing Company
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  • File: PDF, page
  • ISBN: 1945917253
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Robert Hilliard's collection of poetry carves a distinguished path for us to navigate in a world between the anguish and power of war and the beauty and innocence of love. Hilliard's poems "For Jo Ann: Love Senses" and "Blind Love" shows us of the enchantment and tenderness of affection. His evocative use of language is visceral and unreeling in "Black Blood," written on the front lines of combat during WWII, and "Silence." Poems of Love and War remind us that it is our deep, everlasting connections to each other that command our hearts and minds. RENUKA RAGHAVAN, Out of the Blue __________________________________________________ Robert Hilliard has lived a most interesting life, and now at age 92 honors us with his first book of poems. Poems of Love and War has its share of romance ("For where I once saw many things/I now see only you"), but it is the poems he wrote as a soldier in WWII in Europe (he was at the Battle of the Bulge) and shortly thereafter that give the collection its backbone. The representative poem "Did I see Versailles...?" shows us what war is really like from the infantry soldier's point of view: "There were no chateaus, no sights to pick. I'm sorry, sir, just Krauts to lick." Hilliard is giving us a history of a generation in these poems. I'll bet that somewhere members of the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Romantic English poets he so loves are saluting him and agreeing that poetry ...pierces the darkness/turns shadow into light." TIM SUERMONDT, Election Night and the Five Satins ___________________________________________________ In Poems of Love and War, we can be sure that Robert Hilliard does not hold back on either. With poetic voice that ranges from deep love poems-"no parable/ or mundane speech/ for love's literate glow" to the bare yet harsh poem of guns-"Will they kill us just for sport?"- to the warnings of a country divided-"Weep for your country/cry for your land," Hilliard gives an outstanding view of well-conceived, masterfully writte

Songs of Love and War

Songs of Love and War


  • Release: 2020-10-06
  • Publisher: Other Press, LLC
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  • File: PDF, 128 page
  • ISBN: 9781635421279
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The authors of oral literature in the Pashtun language create their work at a far remove from any books. Generally deprived of the support of schools and universities, their compositions are inseparable from song. Their poetry is never declaimed; rather, their rhyme and rhythm have melodic value. These popular improvisations do not exalt mystic love. In them there is no aspiration whatsoever to an unfathomable and incommunicable heaven, nor devotion to the lord, nor praise for an absolute master, nor any Adonis. To the contrary, they are songs of the earth. They celebrate nature, mountains, rivers, dawn and night’s magnetic space. They are songs of war and honor, shame and love, beauty and death. The repression of Afghan women has caused untold suffering, particularly through moral subjugation. Infant daughters and their mothers are received with scorn and shame, and lead lives of subordination and humiliation. Their rebellion against these tribal codes comes only through suicide and song. Translated from the Pashtun into French by the eminent Sayd Bahodine Majrouh, the greatest Afghan poet of the twentieth century, his text has been rendered into English in the expert hands of Marjolijn de Jager of the Translation Department at NYU.

Poems of Love and War

Poems of Love and War


  • Release: 2015
  • Publisher: Unicorn Publishing Group
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  • File: PDF, 64 page
  • ISBN: 0993331106
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American suffragette, socialite, poet, novelist, nurse--Mary Borden (1886-1968) is a complex historical figure, who is unfortunately often overlooked in the male-dominated survey of war heroes. In her twenties, during World War I, Borden self-funded, established, and ran a field hospital for French soldiers on the frontlines "as close to the fighting as possible." Although married with three children, she fell in love and had a scandalous affair with a British officer she met at the front. She was close friends with William Churchill, Noel Coward, and Albert Einstein, and she eventually organized the presidential campaign of her nephew, Adlai Stevenson. Borden was, in every way, an exceptional human being, and she brilliantly captured her wartime experiences through her poetry. The first full book of Borden's poems ever to be published, Poems of Love and War finally offers the collected works of this remarkable woman nearly a century after they were written. It includes an introduction describing her extraordinary life, from growing up in Chicago to her war efforts to her cultural and political influence in later years. With many previously unpublished poems, Poems of Love and War collects Borden's immediate, passionate reactions to everything she saw and experienced throughout two world wars.