'It's called Black Narcissus and I got it at the Army and Navy Stores.' 'Black Narcissus!' said Sister Ruth scornfully. Afterwards in the Refectory, she told the
others and said: 'That's what I'm going to call him. It's a beautiful name for him.
He's so ...
High in the Himalayas near Darjeeling, the old mountaintop palace shines like a jewel. When it was the General's 'harem' palace, richly dressed ladies wandered the windswept terraces; at night, music floated out over the villages and gorges. Now, the General's son has bestowed it on an order of nuns, the Sisters of Mary. Well-intentioned yet misguided, the nuns set about taming the gardens and opening a school and dispensary for the villagers. They are dependent on the local English agent of Empire, Mr Dean; but his charm and insolent candour are disconcerting. And the implacable emptiness of the mountain, the ceaseless winds, exact a toll on the Sisters.When Mr Dean says bluntly, 'This is no place for a nunnery,' it is as if he foresees their destiny...
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-02-07 - Publisher: Hachette UK
High in the Himalayas near Darjeeling, the old mountaintop palace shines like a jewel. When it was the General's 'harem' palace, richly dressed ladies wandered the windswept terraces; at night, music floated out over the villages and gorges. Now, the General's son has bestowed it on an order of nuns,
In recent decades, suburban communities and public schools have become more integrated, which one could interpret as a success linked to the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision. However, as suburban demographics change, African American students are still at an academic disadvantage, facing an achievement gap. As involuntary immigrants,
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008 - Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Richmond Barthé (1909-1989) was the first modern African American sculptor to achieve real critical success. His accessible naturalism led to unprecedented celebrity for an artist during the 1930s and 1940s. After four years of academic training at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Barthé reaped the benefits of
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000 - Publisher: Berghahn Books
The tragic story of Narcissus, in love with himself, and of Echo, the nymph in love with him, lies at the heart of this collection of essays, selected from the fields of humanities and social sciences, exploring the origins of the myth and some of its many cultural manifestations and
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-09-01 - Publisher: Berg
Why are some films regarded as classics, worthy of entry into the canon of film history? Which sorts of films make the cut and why? Movie Greats questions how cinema is ranked and, in doing so, uncovers a history of critical conflict, with different aesthetic positions battling for dominance. The