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📒Stealing Buddha S Dinner ✍ Bich Minh Nguyen
📒Devouring Cultures ✍ Cammie M. Sublette
📝Devouring Cultures Book Synopsis : Devouring Cultures brings together contributors from a wide range of disciplines including media studies, rhetoric, gender studies, philosophy, anthropology, literary criticism, film criticism, race theory, history, and linguistics to examine the ways food signifies both culture and identity. These scholars look for answers to intriguing questions: What does our choice of dining house say about our social class? Can restaurants teach us about a culture? How does food operate in Downton Abbey? How does food consumption in zombie apocalypse films and apocalyptic literature relate to contemporary food-chain crises and food nostalgia? What aspects of racial conflict, assimilation, and empowerment may be represented in restaurant culture and food choice? Restaurants, from their historical development to their modern role as surrogate kitchen, are studied as markers of gender, race, and social class, and also as forums for the exhibition of tensions or spaces where culture is learned through the language of food. Food, as it is portrayed in literature, movies, and television, is illuminated as a platform for cultural assimilation, a way for the oppressed to find agency, or even a marker for the end of a civilization. The essays in Devouring Cultures—despite having a rich mix of approaches—are united by each writer’s deep exploration of how our choices about what we eat, where we eat, and with whom we eat are linked to identity and meaning.
📒College Reading The Science And Strategies Of Expert Readers ✍ Janet Nay Zadina
📝College Reading The Science and Strategies of Expert Readers Book Synopsis : COLLEGE READING: THE SCIENCE AND STRATEGIES OF EXPERT READERS approaches reading from a thinking skills perspective by explaining how we think, learn, and read. This expert group of authors credibly incorporates widely proven brain research and learning theory into a user-friendly dynamic reading textbook aimed at diverse learners. The bridge from the scientific research to the classroom is carefully crafted so that not only will students learn to read more efficiently, but they will also learn how to learn more efficiently. By explaining the brain science of reading, COLLEGE READING empowers students with the knowledge that they can change their brain into a more effective reading brain. COLLEGE READING teaches students how to read by providing interactive learning and reading opportunities--Making Connections, Brain Connections, Activities, Practice with a Reading Passage, Post Test, and Brain Strength Options--so that students are discovering, understanding, and remembering essential reading skills they can apply to their future coursework. All students can be naturally motivated, expert readers and learners with COLLEGE READING. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
📒Pioneer Girl ✍ Bich Minh Nguyen
📝Pioneer Girl Book Synopsis : From an award-winning author, a novel about a Vietnamese American family’s ties to The Little House on the Prairie Jobless with a PhD, Lee Lien returns home to her Chicago suburb from grad school, only to find herself contending with issues she’s evaded since college. But when her brother disappears, he leaves behind an object from their mother’s Vietnam past that stirs up a forgotten childhood dream: a gold-leaf brooch, abandoned by an American reporter in Saigon back in 1965, that might be an heirloom belonging to Laura Ingalls Wilder. As Lee explores the tenuous facts of this connection, she unearths more than expected—a trail of clues and enticements that lead her from the dusty stacks of library archives to hilarious prairie life reenactments and ultimately to San Francisco, where her findings will transform strangers’ lives as well as her own. A dazzling literary mystery about the true origins of a time-tested classic, Pioneer Girl is also the deeply moving tale of a second-generation Vietnamese daughter, the parents she struggles to honor, the missing brother she is expected to bring home—even as her discoveries yield dramatic insights that will free her to live her own life to its full potential.
📒Remembered Childhoods ✍ Jeffrey E. Long
📝Remembered Childhoods Book Synopsis : Presents a guide to more than 2,800 autobiographies published between 1725 and 2007 arranged in categories that reflect shared themes and characteristics.
📝A Passage to Multiculturalism Book Synopsis : Stealing Buddha's Dinner: A Memoir (2008), written by Bich Minh Nguyen (1974), a Vietnamese American writer, is devoted to the author's family. It is based on Nguyen's own life story which depicts her family's life in Grand Rapids, Michigan, after fleeing from Vietnam in 1975, focusing on her fascination with American foods and her growing interest toward Vietnamese foods. Nguyen, inspired by the fact of the memoir boom in recent decades, records her childhood experience with different kinds of food as a commemoration of her past. This thesis discusses Nguyen's growing up journey through her consumption of Vietnamese foods and American foods. It begins with Nguyen's Vietnamese gustatory journey through her grandmother Noi's cooking. Thereafter her multiple cultural experiences through having American and other Western foods are prepared by Rosa, her stepmother. Undergoing the event of stealing Budhha's dinner, Nguyen realizes that she is who she is and her attitude toward different cultures may be changeable while her Vietnamese root will never change. This thesis analyzes author's growing up experiences and the construction of her multicultural identity through foods by applying Homi Bhabha's notion of hybridity and Du Bois's concept of "double consciousness.".
📒Short Girls ✍ Bich Minh Nguyen
📝Short Girls Book Synopsis : The authentic and compassionate first novel about two sisters from the author of the acclaimed memoir Stealing Buddha's Dinner Called "A writer to watch, a tremendous talent" by the Chicago Tribune, Bich Minh Nguyen makes her fiction debut with the deeply moving and entertaining story of two Vietnamese sisters. Aside from their petite stature, Van and Linny Luong couldn't be more different. Diligent, unassuming Van works as an immigration lawyer in the Michigan suburbs where she resides with her handsome, Chinese-American lawyer husband. Beautiful, fashionable Linny lives in Chicago and has drifted into an affair with a married man. When Van's picture-perfect marriage collapses and Linny finds herself grappling to escape her dead-end life, the long-estranged sisters are unable to confide in one another- until their eccentric inventor father calls them back home to the Vietnamese American community they fled long ago.
📒 ✍ Тан Тван Энг
📝 Book Synopsis : Этим романом, который сравнивают с книгами Соммерсета Моэма и Грэма Грина, Тан Тван Энг триумфально вошел в литературу.Главный герой, Филип Хаттон, сын англичанина и китаянки, чувствует себя одиноким – он чужак даже в собственной семье.Знакомство с японцем Эндо-саном переворачивает его жизнь. Эндо-сан становится ему наставником и учителем.Между тем начинается Вторая мировая война. Японцы, захватившие остров, на котором жила семья Филипа, жестоки и безжалостны. Их жертвами становятся в том числе и близкие героя. Перед лицом смерти людям уже нет необходимости скрывать свои подлинные чувства. Филипу предстоит многое переоценить, в том числе и свои отношения с Эндо-саном и собственным отцом.
📒Growing Up Asian American In Young Adult Fiction ✍ Ymitri Mathison
📝Growing Up Asian American in Young Adult Fiction Book Synopsis : Contributions by Hena Ahmad, Linda Pierce Allen, Mary J. Henderson Couzelis, Sarah Park Dahlen, Lan Dong, Tomo Hattori, Jennifer Ho, Ymitri Mathison, Leah Milne, Joy Takako Taylor, and Traise Yamamoto Often referred to as the model minority, Asian American children and adolescents feel pressured to perform academically and be disinterested in sports, with the exception of martial arts. Boys are often stereotyped as physically unattractive nerds and girls as petite and beautiful. Many Americans remain unaware of the diversity of ethnicities and races the term Asian American comprises, with Asian American adolescents proving to be more invisible than adults. As a result, Asian American adolescents are continually searching for their identity and own place in American society. For these kids, being or considered to be American becomes a challenge in itself as they assert their Asian and American identities; claim their own ethnic identity, be they immigrant or American-born; and negotiate their ethnic communities. The contributors to Growing Up Asian American in Young Adult Fiction focus on moving beyond stereotypes to examine how Asian American children and adolescents define their unique identities. Chapters focus on primary texts from many ethnicities, such as Chinese, Korean, Filipino, Japanese, Vietnamese, South Asian, and Hawaiian. Individual chapters, crossing cultural, linguistic, and racial boundaries, negotiate the complex terrain of Asian American children's and teenagers" identities. Chapters cover such topics as internalized racism and self-loathing; hyper-sexualization of Asian American females in graphic novels; interracial friendships; transnational adoptions and birth searches; food as a means of assimilation and resistance; commodity racism and the tourist gaze; the hostile and alienating environment generated by the War on Terror; and many other topics.
📒 ✍ Элизабет Гилберт
📝 Book Synopsis : Содерж.: Паломники ; Разговор с лосями ; Алиса едет на восток ; Стрельба по птицам ; Большие люди ; Приземление ; Заберите этих глупых детишек ; О многом, чего не знал пятнадцатилетний Дэнни Браун ; Названия цветов и имена девушек ; Оптовый овощной рынок в Бронксе ; Знаменитый фокус с сигаретой ; Самая лучшая жена
📒 ✍ Саша Соколов
📝 Book Synopsis : Роман «Школа для дураков» — одно из самых значительных явлений русской литературы конца ХХ века. По определению самого автора, это книга «об утонченном и странном мальчике, страдающем раздвоением личности… который не может примириться с окружающей действительностью» и который, приобщаясь к миру взрослых, открывает присутствие в мире любви и смерти. По-прежнему остаются актуальными слова первого издателя романа Карла Проффера: «Ничего подобного нет ни в современной русской литературе, ни в русской литературе вообще».
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📒Fire Girl ✍ Sayantani Dasgupta
📝Fire Girl Book Synopsis : In Fire Girl, her debut collection of essays, Sayantani Dasgupta examines her personal story against the history, religion, popular culture and mythology of South Asia and her current home in the American West. Praise for Fire Girl These are exquisite essays, filled with savory language spiced just right. Sayantani Dasgupta's generous intelligence and lively curiosity bring alive whole worlds-those of ancient stories and those of daily living, artfully considered. Cultures, languages, religions, landscapes, legacies-this is a writer who contains multitudes. -Peggy Shumaker, Author of Just Breathe Normally Sayantani Dasgupta writes with such keen intelligence and vivid clarity that we can't help be taken in. Lyrical, compassionate, and compelling, these beautiful essays transport us to another world. In Dasgupta's able hands, it is a world we come to recognize as our own. -Kim Barnes, Author of In the Kingdom of Men Sayantani Dasgupta brings together past and present as she considers childhood, violence, safety, family, monsters, goddesses, and the concept of home. These beautiful essays move between India and America, between selves and versions of selves, as Sayantani considers what is real and what is story or indeed, how the two are ever different. The range of landscapes and subjects is as breathtaking as the writing, showing us a powerful mind at work.-Bich Minh Nguyen, Author of Stealing Buddha's Dinner The oscillations in the essays are sometimes gentle vibrations, other times beating drums, encompassing the tension between the home and the world, the past and the present, the brain and the heart. The stories constantly go away and come back and we undulate with them, rippling between delight, sorrow, rage, wonder. -Aurvi Sharma, Winner of the 2015 Gulf Coast Prize in Nonfiction:
📒Riddle Of The Five Buddhas ✍ Rose Ameser Bannigan
📝Riddle of the Five Buddhas Book Synopsis : Leaving an abusive father, eighteen-year old Christie marries Marine pilot Kenneth Doran just before his Vietnam assignment. There he joins a plot to steal U.S. Embassy money. As the war ends, Ken’s plane crashes. Injured and suffering from amnesia, he is befriended by northern Thai Hmong villagers. Concurrently, senior Vietnamese officials illegally transfer millions of state-owned funds to Swiss banks. The secret numbers are concealed in five Buddha statuettes to enable them to claim funds later. Working in a San Francisco gift shop, Christie accidentally acquires several Buddhas. An American journalist and the CIA, tracing the stolen money, pursue Christie. Discovery of Ken’s survival takes Christie to Thailand and involvement in searching for the hidden money and gold.
📒30 30 ✍ Porter Shreve
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📒The Straits Of Malacca Indo China And China ✍ John Thomson
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📒 ✍ Трумен Капоте
📝 Book Synopsis : Трумен Капоте, автор таких бестселлеров, как «Завтрак у Тиффани» (повесть, прославленная в 1961 году экранизацией с Одри Хепберн в главной роли), «Голоса травы», «Другие голоса, другие комнаты», «Призраки в солнечном свете» и другие, входит в число крупнейших американских прозаиков XX века. Самым значительным произведением Капоте многие считают роман «Хладнокровное убийство», основанный на истории реального преступления и раскрывающий природу насилия как сложного социального и психологического феномена. Книга Капоте, мгновенно ставшая бестселлером, породила особый жанр «романа-репортажа» и открыла путь прозе Нормана Мейлера и Тома Вулфа. Взвешенность и непредубежденность авторской позиции, блестящая выверенность стиля, полифоничность изображения сделали роман Капоте образцом документально-художественной литературы; в списке 100 лучших книг XX века по версии газеты The Guardian «Хладнокровное убийство» заняло 84-ю позицию. Одноименная экранизация Ричарда Брукса, выпущенная сразу после публикации романа Капоте, была номинирована на четыре «Оскара».
📒Environmental Justice In Contemporary Us Narratives ✍ Yanoula Athanassakis
📝Environmental Justice in Contemporary US Narratives Book Synopsis : Environmental Justice in Contemporary US Narratives examines post-1929 US artistic interrogations of environmental disruption. Tracing themes of pollution, marine life, and agricultural production in the work of a number of historically significant writers including John Steinbeck, Ruth Ozeki, and Cherríe Moraga, this book outlines a series of incisive dialogues on transnational flows of capital and environmental justice. Texts ranging from The Grapes of Wrath (1939) to Body Toxic (2001) represent the body as vulnerable to a host of environmental risks. They identify "natural disasters" not just as environmental hazards and catastrophes, but also as events intertwined with socioeconomic issues. With careful textual analysis, Athanassakis shows how twentieth- and twenty-first-century US writers have sought to rethink traditional understandings of how the human being relates to ecological phenomena. Their work, and this study, offer new modes of creative engagement with environmental degradation – engagement that is proactive, ambivalent, and even playful. This book contributes to vital discussions about the importance of literature for social justice movements, food studies, ecocriticism, and the environmental humanities. The core argument of the book is that artistically imaginative narratives of environmental disturbance can help humans contend with ostensibly uncontrollable, drastic planetary changes.
📒 ✍ Грег Мортенсон
📝 Book Synopsis : «Три чашки чая» – это поразительная история о том, как самый обычный человек, не обладая ничем, кроме решительности, способен в одиночку изменить мир.Грег Мортенсон подрабатывал медбратом, ночевал в машине, а свое немногочисленное имущество держал в камере хранения. В память о погибшей сестре он решил покорить самую сложную гору К2. Эта попытка чуть ли не стоила ему жизни, если бы не помощь местных жителей. Несколько дней, проведенных в отрезанной от цивилизации пакистанской деревушке, потрясли Грега настолько, что он решил собрать необходимую сумму и вернуться в Пакистан, чтобы построить школу для деревенских детей.
📒Harmony And Strife ✍ Shuxian Liu
📝Harmony and Strife Book Synopsis : Known as "the Garbo of Chinese letters" for her elegance and the aura of mystery that surrounded her, Eileen Chang is regarded as one of the greatest and most influential modern Chinese novelists and cultural critics of the twentieth century. In Written on Water, first published in 1945 and now available for the first time in English, Chang offers essays on art, literature, war, and urban life, as well as autobiographical reflections. Chang takes in the sights and sounds of wartime Shanghai and Hong Kong, with the tremors of national upheaval and the drone of warplanes in the background, and inventively fuses explorations of urban life, literary trends, domestic habits, and historic events. These evocative and moving firsthand accounts examine the subtle and not-so-subtle effects of the Japanese bombing and occupation of Shanghai and Hong Kong. Eileen Chang writes of friends, colleagues, and teachers turned soldiers or wartime volunteers, and her own experiences as a part-time nurse. Her nuanced depictions range from observations of how a woman's elegant dress affects morale to descriptions of hospital life. With a distinctive style that is at once meditative, vibrant, and humorous, Chang engages the reader through sly, ironic humor; an occasionally chatty tone; and an intense fascination with the subtleties of modern urban life. The collection vividly captures the sights and sounds of Shanghai, a city defined by its mix of tradition and modernity. Chang explores the city's food, fashions, shops, cultural life, and social mores; she reveals and upends prevalent attitudes toward women and in the process presents a portrait of a liberated, cosmopolitan woman, enjoying the opportunities, freedoms, and pleasures offered by urban life. In addition to her descriptions of daily life, Chang also reflects on a variety of artistic and literary issues, including contemporary films, the aims of the writer, the popularity of the Peking Opera, dance, and painting.