A Long Way from Home

Author: Claude McKay

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813539683

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 270

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–1948) was one of the most prolific and sophisticated African American writers of the early twentieth century. A Jamaican-born author of poetry, short stories, novels, and nonfiction, McKay has often been associated with the "New Negro" or Harlem Renaissance, a movement of African American art, culture, and intellectualism between World War I and the Great Depression. But his relationship to the movement was complex. Literally absent from Harlem during the Renaissance, McKay devoted most of his time to traveling through Europe, Russia, and Africa during the 1920s and 1930s. His active participation in Communist groups and the radical Left also encouraged certain opinions on race and class that strained his relationship to the Harlem Renaissance and its black intelligentsia. In his 1937 autobiography, A Long Way from Home, McKay explains what it means to be a black "rebel sojourner" and presents one of the first unflattering, yet informative, exposés of the Harlem Renaissance. Reprinted here with a critical introduction by Gene Andrew Jarrett, this book will challenge readers to rethink McKay's articulation of identity, art, race, and politics and situate these topics in terms of his oeuvre and his literary contemporaries between the World Wars. Gene Andrew Jarrett is an assistant professor of English at the University of Maryland, College Park, and the author of Deans and Truants: Race and Realism in African American Literature.
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LION

Der lange Weg nach Hause

Author: Saroo Brierley

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 384370970X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 3534

Es ist ein Tag wie jeder andere im Leben des fünfjährigen Saroo: Auf dem Bahnhof einer indischen Kleinstadt sucht er nach Münzen und Essensresten. Schließlich schläft er vor Erschöpfung in einem wartenden Zug ein. Der fährt den kleinen Jungen ans andere Ende von Indien, nach Kalkutta. Völlig alleine an einem der gefährlichsten Orte der Welt schlägt er sich wochenlang auf der Straße durch, landet im Waisenhaus und gelangt so zu den Brierleys, die Saroo ein neues Zuhause in Australien schenken. Fünfundzwanzig Jahre später macht sich Saroo mit Hilfe von Google Earth auf die Suche nach seiner leiblichen Familie. Am Bildschirm fährt er Nacht für Nacht das Zugnetz von Indien ab. Das Unglaubliche passiert: Er findet ein Dorf, das dem Bild in seiner Erinnerung entspricht – und macht sich auf den Weg ...
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A Long Way from Home

The Tuberculosis Epidemic Among the Inuit

Author: Pat S. Grygier

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773516373

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 9661

A Long Way from Home is the first comprehensive account of the tuberculosis epidemic among the Inuit in the mid-part of this century. The Inuit were victims not only of the epidemic but also of the Canadian government's shockingly slow response and lack of consideration for their culture. Pat Grygier focuses on patients' experiences and the programs set up to deal with the epidemic, giving a voice to those involved and a human face to the bare statistics.
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A Long Way from Home

Growing Up in the American Heartland

Author: Tom Brokaw

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781588360830

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 9869

Reflections on America and the American experience as he has lived and observed it by the bestselling author of The Greatest Generation, whose iconic career in journalism has spanned more than fifty years From his parents’ life in the Thirties, on to his boyhood along the Missouri River and on the prairies of South Dakota in the Forties, into his early journalism career in the Fifties and the tumultuous Sixties, up to the present, this personal story is a reflection on America in our time. Tom Brokaw writes about growing up and coming of age in the heartland, and of the family, the people, the culture and the values that shaped him then and still do today. His father, Red Brokaw, a genius with machines, followed the instincts of Tom’s mother Jean, and took the risk of moving his small family from an Army base to Pickstown, South Dakota, where Red got a job as a heavy equipment operator in the Army Corps of Engineers’ project building the Ft. Randall dam along the Missouri River. Tom Brokaw describes how this move became the pivotal decision in their lives, as the Brokaw family, along with others after World War II, began to live out the American Dream: community, relative prosperity, middle class pleasures and good educations for their children. “Along the river and in the surrounding hills, I had a Tom Sawyer boyhood,” Brokaw writes; and as he describes his own pilgrimage as it unfolded—from childhood to love, marriage, the early days in broadcast journalism, and beyond—he also reflects on what brought him and so many Americans of his generation to lead lives a long way from home, yet forever affected by it. Praise for A Long Way from Home “[A] love letter to the . . . people and places that enriched a ‘Tom Sawyer boyhood.’ Brokaw . . . has a knack for delivering quirky observations on small-town life. . . . Bottom line: Tom’s terrific.”—People “Breezy and straightforward . . . much like the assertive TV newsman himself.”—Los Angeles Times “Brokaw writes with disarming honesty.”—The Atlanta Journal-Constitution “Brokaw evokes a sense of community, a pride of citizenship, and a confidence in American ideals that will impress his readers.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch
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A Long Way From Home

Author: Peter Carey

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571338879

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 4845

Irene Bobs loves fast driving. Her husband is the best car salesman in rural south eastern Australia. Together with Willie, their lanky navigator, they embark upon the Redex Trial, a brutal race around the continent, over roads no car will ever quite survive. A Long Way from Home is Peter Carey's late style masterpiece; a thrilling high speed story that starts in one way, then takes you to another place altogether. Set in the 1950s in the embers of the British Empire, painting a picture of Queen and subject, black, white and those in-between, this brilliantly vivid novel illustrates how the possession of an ancient culture spirals through history - and the love made and hurt caused along the way.
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Chemie der Tränen

Roman

Author: Peter Carey

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104022380

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 1190

Peter Carey erzählt von der Zerbrechlichkeit des Lebens und unseren Versuchen, einmal Zerbrochenes wieder zusammenzusetzen. Eine verlassene Frau, ein einsamer Junge. Catherine ist Kuratorin im Londoner Museum für Kunsthandwerk, ein Haus voller Schätze, in dem sie Uhren und Spieldosen betreut. Und sie ist verlassen, denn ihr Geliebter ist tot. Wie betäubt wendet sie sich einem alten Wunderwerk zu, einem künstlichen Schwan, der vor über 100 Jahren im Schwarzwald erbaut wurde: für einen kleinen Jungen, im Auftrag seines Vaters. Der erhoffte sich von der Maschine das Weiterleben seines Sohnes, so wie Catherine ihre Liebe retten will. Am Ende gelingt es – um den Schwan bildet sich endlich die Familie, von der der Vater immer nur geträumt hatte. Bewegend und einfallsreich, voller Erfindungen, Schlichen und Charme erzählt Peter Carey einen mitreißenden Roman über die Liebe und ein trotziges Buch gegen den Tod.
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Shadows

A Long Way from Home

Author: Athena Stremler

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1543423566

Category: Fiction

Page: 48

View: 514

Anastasia May, your typical everyday girl, has lived her life every day just like the lastuntil a freak storm changed all that. For the first time in her life, she has no idea what will happen next. With her entire world turned upside down, she finds the only person who knows how she feels is her best friend Draco Ladden. Anastasia and Draco find themselves a world away from the place they call home. How did they get there? Will they make it back? Is home really what they think it is? Or will Anastasia and Draco be away from home longer than they had expected?
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A long way from home

effects of public high schools on village children away from home

Author: Judith Kleinfeld,University of Alaska, Fairbanks. Center for Northern Educational Research

Publisher: Univ of Alaska Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 119

View: 3437

An examination of the costs and benefits of the present Alaska system of rural secondary education, which requires most village children to attend school away from home. Results indicate that the policy should be discontinued and that high school programs should be established in home villages instead.
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A Long Way from Home

Author: Connie Briscoe

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061030215

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 7372

A sweeping historical novel details three generations of slaves, from Susan and her daughter Clara to Clara's daughter whose father is never revealed, all of whom work on the plantation of President James Madison and his wife Dolley, in an intricately woven tapestry of love, courage, and determination. Reprint.
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A Long Way from Home

Author: Desmond O'Grady

Publisher: Melbourne ; Canberra [etc.] : Cheshire

ISBN: N.A

Category: Australian fiction

Page: 166

View: 1712

Posted in Australian fiction

A Long Way from Home

Author: Nigel Springthorpe

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1780889437

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 7203

A Long Way from Home is a work of fiction inspired by the author’s personal experiences. It paints a wickedly humorous and perceptive picture from an era when National Service was accepted almost without question.
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A Long Way From Home

Author: Elizabeth Baguley

Publisher: Koala Books

ISBN: 9780864617620

Category: Depressed persons

Page: 24

View: 6290

At bedtime in the burrow Moz is squished and squashed by sleepy rabbits. Crumpled and cross, he asks to go with his friend Albatross to the icy lands of the North Star. So off they fly, but when Moz gets lost he finds himself cold and lonely, and a long way from home.
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A Long Way from Home

Author: Cathy Glass

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008275939

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 9511

The true story of 2 year-old Anna, abandoned by her natural parents, left alone in a neglected orphanage.
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A Long Way from Home

Author: Gordon Kahn

Publisher: Bilingual Review Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 455

View: 9195

The Clasicos Chicanos/Chicano Classics series is intended to ensure the long-term accessibility of deserving works of Chicano literature and culture that have become unavailable over the years or that are in imminent danger of becoming inaccessible. Each of the volumes includes an introduction contextualizing the work within Chicano literature and a bibliography of works by and about the author. The series is designed to be a vehicle that will help in the recuperation of Raza literary history and permit the continued experience and enjoyment of our literature by both present and future generations of readers. Set during the Korean War and McCarthy eras, this novel tells the story of Gilberto, a young Mexican American who, after his mother's death on the eve of his induction into the U.S. Army, decides instead to leave the country and travel into Mexico to find his only remaining family. Gordon Kahn (1902-1962) was an important Hollywood screenwriter until he was blacklisted for his independent political opinions.
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A Long Way from Home

Author: C L Miller

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing

ISBN: 1622123212

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 4528

It started out so innocently. I was working for a Las Vegas construction company, in the accounting department. My husband, Harry, was driving one of the company's delivery trucks that took supplies to the job sites around the city. One weekend he had an out-of-town run and I got permission to go along for the ride. By the time we were at the destination I knew I wanted to drive a big rig myself. Truck driving school lasted about four weeks. There were twenty students in the class and only two women, a ratio that reflects the entire industry. I was learning a new skill at age fifty-four, so very different from the quiet and predictable desk jobs I had done in the past. Being a woman in a man's world can be challenging, is rarely boring, and is surprisingly comfortable. I have been treated with respect by my fellow Drivers and accepted without hesitation or condescension. There are no barriers. If, a half-dozen years ago, someone had told me I'd be doing this job today, I would have laughed them off. Ten years ago, I would have assumed them certifiably insane. Yet, here I am. (Fifty eight years in 182 words.) Born in California. Father worked in construction; moved a lot. Settled in Southern California. Attended high school. Met best friend Harry. Graduated high school. Started College. Got married, not Harry. Moved to Washington State. Divorced. Worked as a waitress. Worked as a grocery clerk. Worked at anything that paid the rent. Wanted a career. Took an accounting course. Worked as accounting clerk. Got married. Worked as accounting clerk. Moved back to California. Daughter born. Stayed home with daughter for five years. Took job at her elementary school library. Daughter started high school. Worked at public library. Thought finally found my career. Went back to college. Divorced daughter's father. Heard about reunion web site. Found best friend Harry living in Las Vegas. Moved to Las Vegas. Worked as accounting clerk. Married best friend Harry. First grandaughter born. Got tired of sitting at a desk shuffling paper. Enrolled in truck driver training school. Definitely found my career! Surprised friends with news. Went on the road with Harry. Second granddaughter born. Kept journal of adventures driving truck. Friends said journal would make a good book.
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Neu-York

Author: Francis Spufford

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 364400062X

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 9208

«Wie ein neu entdeckter Roman von Henry Fielding mit Bonusmaterial von Martin Scorsese.» (The Times) 1746 in einer kleinen englischen Kolonialstadt an der Spitze der Insel Manhattan: Neu-York wirkt auch Jahrzehnte nach der Eroberung durch die Briten immer noch recht holländisch; die alteingesessenen Familien reden Englisch mit Akzent, am Hafen weht der Union Jack über schmalen Fachwerkhäusern, am anderen Ende der Stadt ist der Broad Way (vorher Breede Weg) auf Höhe der Wall Street durch ein Tor versperrt. Draußen hängen Skalps: Verbündete Indianerstämme haben sie französischen Soldaten abgenommen. Eines Tages steigt ein Brite namens Smith im Regen von einem aus London kommenden Segler. Der junge Mann scheint über Geld zu verfügen, er trägt den Wechsel einer Londoner Bank mit sich. Schnell findet er Zugang zur Gesellschaft, wird er zu einer Berühmtheit in der Stadt. Leider auch bei den Falschen: Smith wird überfallen und ausgeraubt. Niemand darf von der prekären neuen Lage erfahren, das Schuldgefängnis droht. Und dann kommt Smiths Affäre mit der Frau eines hohen Offiziers ans Licht. Ein Duell ist unumgänglich, und ausgerechnet sein bester Freund fordert ihn, ein exzellenter Fechter. Doch dann nimmt das Schicksal unseres Helden eine weitere überraschende Wendung – es wird nicht die letzte sein in diesem phantastischen, geistreichen, spannenden Wunderwerk von einem Roman.
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A Long Way from Home: Part 2 of 3

Author: Cathy Glass

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008275912

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 100

View: 6899

The true story of 2 year-old Anna, abandoned by her natural parents, left alone in a neglected orphanage.
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Weit weg von Verona

Roman

Author: Jane Gardam

Publisher: Hanser Berlin

ISBN: 3446262350

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 8336

Jessica sagt bedingungslos und in den unmöglichsten Momenten die Wahrheit. Ihr Widerwille gegen Anpassung bringt sie in dem kleinen englischen Badeort ständig in verquere Situationen. Sie hat genau eine Freundin – der Rest ihrer kleinen kriegsüberschatteten Welt begegnet ihr mit einer Mischung aus Faszination und Abscheu. Aber das ist ihr egal, denn eigentlich braucht sie all ihre explosive Kraft, um Schriftstellerin zu werden. Oder ist sie das schon? „Weit weg von Verona“ ist Jane Gardams erster Roman. Doch er enthält bereits all das, wofür sie bewundert wird – die atmosphärische Stärke, den Mut zum Geheimnis und ihren besonderen Witz. Mit Jessica Vye hat sie eine der hinreißendsten Figuren überhaupt geschaffen.
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