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Cunningham, Rosemary
Those who think arts and culture in British Columbia is a recent development might be surprised to learn that opera has been flourishing in the province for well over a hundred years. The first full performance in Victoria took place in 1877 and in Vancouver in 1891. This first-ever history of opera in BC celebrates important milestones for BC's two major companies: Vancouver Opera's 50th anniversary, with the 30th anniversary of Pacific Opera Victoria following in 2010. It also marks the recent upsurge in the popularity of the venerable art form, with new opera groups and simul-cast venues proliferating across the province. Illustrated with over 100 exquisite photographs and rare archival images, "Bravo!" traces the history of opera in the province from its colourful origins in touring companies, to the determined efforts of BC's opera pioneers who laid the foundations for two of Canada's most renowned opera companies, culminating with in-depth reporting on recent developments at Vancouver Opera and Pacific Opera Victoria. Special features include behind-the-scenes accounts of contemporary productions, full listings of Vancouver Opera, Pacific Opera Victoria and Modern Baroque Opera productions and detailed information on BC opera singers, composers and opera training in the province. 208pp.
Harbour Publishing, 2009, Cloth, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: Like New. . . 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 9781550174861
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Inventory #23831
Price: £ 10.00 GBP ($ 13.20 approx. - € 11.60 approx.)
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Neary, John
This book examines literary texts from various genres - prose fiction, plays, film - in order to explore the way dark and enlightening spiritual journeys are presented in literature. Combining literary criticism with Jungian approaches, the analysis focuses on well known religious, spiritual and psychological writings, with special reference to the work of James Hillman. Stanley Kubrick's film "Eyes Wide Shut" and Nathaniel Hawthorne's classic tale "Young Goodman Brown", which present uncannily similar stories, exemplify the book's theme: both are examples of a 'dark-side' narrative. In each case a limited, somewhat naive protagonist goes out, at night, into the darkness (the streets of New York in the case of Kubrick's protagonist, the New England forest in the case of Hawthorne's) and discovers things about himself and the world that he previously was unaware of. It is a disturbing discovery of deep imperfection and apparent perversity - an encounter with what Jungian psychology dubs 'the shadow'. But it is also an experience of what Christian theologian Paul Tillich calls 'depth', which he considers an experience of groundless mystery that is no less than an encounter with whatever people refer to when using the word 'God'. That a discovery of apparent perversity may be an illuminating experience of the divine is a paradox that lies at the heart of the mystery of each individual's 'shadow', no longer to be considered as a bundle of repressed negativity but as a harbinger of growth and soul, a doorway to spiritual illumination. In "Shadows and Illuminations", this paradox of dark-side narratives - that shadow is illuminative - is explored in relation to a variety of classic and contemporary literary works. 163pp. N.B. Foredge of pages marked. Bottom right corner of front board bumped.
Sussex Academic Press, 2011, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 9781845194314
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Inventory #27483
Price: £ 20.00 GBP ($ 26.40 approx. - € 23.20 approx.)
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Aaron, Shara and Bearden, Monica
This book emphasises that chocolate is much more than just a sweet treat. It encompasses a culture, a cuisine, a treatment and much more. Here you will learn how to savour and expand the sensual experience that is chocolate. The history and culture of the product is traced around the world and that eaten in moderation, it can have healing powers. Enticing recipes will bring your appreciation of this gift from Mother Nature to a new level. 213pp.
Prometheus Books, 2008, Cloth, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 9781591026532
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Inventory #20074
Price: £ 7.50 GBP ($ 9.90 approx. - € 8.70 approx.)
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Fuchibe,Yoshihiko;Daniel,Jason and Komyo,Hiroyuki
158pp.
Kluwer Law International, 2002, Paperback, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
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Inventory #15622
Price: £ 30.00 GBP ($ 39.60 approx. - € 34.80 approx.)
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Small closed tear to top edge of rear D/J otherwise new. 306pp.
Principia Press, 1984, Cloth, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: As New. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" Tall.
ISBN: 0911188478
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Inventory #22917
Price: £ 18.00 GBP ($ 23.76 approx. - € 20.88 approx.)
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