The Book of Songs

Author: The Arthur Waley Estate,Arthur Waley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135651477

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 360

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First published in 1937. The Book of Songs is a collection of ancient Chinese songs, dating from 800 to 600 B.C. Until this was published in 1937 it had not been translated into English since the middle of nineteenth century, when sinology was still in its infancy. For the first time the original meaning of 290 out of the 305 songs is given, use being made of the advances in the study of old Chinese. The result is not merely a clear picture of early Chinese life, but also the restoration to its proper place in world literature of one of the finest collection of traditional songs.

Robert Schumann

The Book of Songs

Author: Jon W. Finson

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674026292

Category: History

Page: 318

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Arguably no other nineteenth-century German composer was as literate or as finely attuned to setting verse as Robert Schumann. Finson challenges long-standing assumptions about Schumann's Lieder, engaging traditionally held interpretations. Arranged in part thematically, rather than merely by strict compositional chronology, this book speaks to the heart of Schumann's music.

Dave Barry's Book of Bad Songs

Author: Dave Barry

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 1449437583

Category: Humor

Page: 112

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When funnyman Dave Barry asked readers about their least favorite tunes, he thought he was penning just another installment of his weekly syndicated humor column. But the witty writer was flabbergasted by the response when over 10,000 readers voted. "I have never written a column that got a bigger response than the one announcing the Bad Song Survey," Barry wrote.Based on the results of the survey, Dave Barry's Book of Bad Songs is a compilation of some of the worst songs ever written. Dave Barry fans will relish his quirky take. Music buffs, too will appreciate this humorous stroll through the world's worst lyrics. The only thing wrong with this book is that readers will find themselves unable to stop mentally singing the greatest hits of Gary Puckett.

The Language of the Book of Songs

Author: W. A. C. H. Dobson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781442631168

Category: Chinese language

Page: N.A

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This is the fourth volume in Professor Dobson's pioneering researches into the nature and development of Classical Chinese. Book of Songs uniquely provides data from the 9th and 8th centuries B.C.

Songs of Innocence and Experience

Author: William Blake

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 3736802080

Category: Poetry

Page: 23

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Songs of Innocence and Experience is a collection of poems by William Blake in two phases. "Innocence" and "Experience" are definitions of consciousness that rethink Milton's existential-mythic states of "Paradise" and the "Fall." Blake's categories are modes of perception that tend to coordinate with a chronology that would become standard in Romanticism: childhood is a state of protected innocence rather than original sin, but not immune to the fallen world and its institutions. This world sometimes impinges on childhood itself, and in any event becomes known through "experience," a state of being marked by the loss of childhood vitality, by fear and inhibition, by social and political corruption, and by the manifold oppression of Church, State, and the ruling classes. The volume's "Contrary States" are sometimes signalled by patently repeated or contrasted titles: in Innocence, Infant Joy, in Experience, Infant Sorrow; in Innocence, The Lamb, in Experience, The Fly and The Tyger. The stark simplicity of poems such as The Chimney Sweeper and The Little Black Boy display Blake's acute sensibility to the realities of poverty and exploitation that accompanied the "dark satanic mills" of the Industrial Revolution'.

Book of Longing

Author: Leonard Cohen

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart

ISBN: 9781551991580

Category: Poetry

Page: 240

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Leonard Cohen is one of the great writers, performers, and most consistently daring artists of our time. Book of Longing is Cohen’s eagerly awaited new collection of poems, following his highly acclaimed 1984 title, Book of Mercy, and his hugely successful 1993 publication, Stranger Music, a Globe and Mail national bestseller. Book of Longing contains erotic, playful, and provocative line drawings and artwork on every page, by the author, which interact in exciting and unexpected ways on the page with poetry that is timeless, meditative, and at times darkly humorous. The book brings together all the elements that have brought Leonard Cohen’s artistry with language worldwide recognition. From the Hardcover edition.

Songs and Rhymes with Beat Motions

Author: John Martin Feierabend

Publisher: G I A Publications

ISBN: 9781579992675

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 142

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A collection of songs and rhymes for infants and toddlers that involve rhythmic movements with an emphasis on getting, keeping, and passing the beat.

Song of Solomon

Author: Toni Morrison

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307388124

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Milkman Dead was born shortly after a neighborhood eccentric hurled himself off a rooftop in a vain attempt at flight. For the rest of his life he, too, will be trying to fly. With this brilliantly imagined novel, Toni Morrison transfigures the coming-of-age story as audaciously as Saul Bellow or Gabriel García Márquez. As she follows Milkman from his rustbelt city to the place of his family’s origins, Morrison introduces an entire cast of strivers and seeresses, liars and assassins, the inhabitants of a fully realized black world.

Anatomy of a Song

The Oral History of 45 Iconic Hits That Changed Rock, R&B and Pop

Author: Marc Myers

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 0802189652

Category: Music

Page: 336

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Every great song has a fascinating backstory. In Anatomy of a Song, based on the ongoing Wall Street Journal column, writer and music historian Marc Myers brings to life five decades of music through oral histories of forty-five transformative songs woven from interviews with the artists who created them. Bringing readers inside the making of a hit, Anatomy of a Song includes the Isley Brothers' memorable song "Shout," Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love," Janis Joplin's "Mercedes Benz," and R.E.M's "Losing My Religion." After receiving his discharge from the army in 1968, John Fogerty does a handstand and reworks Beethoven's Fifth Symphony to come up with "Proud Mary." Joni Mitchell remembers living in a cave on Crete with the "mean old daddy" who inspired her 1971 hit "Carey." Elvis Costello talks about writing "(The Angels Wanna War My) Red Shoes" in ten minutes on the train to Liverpool. And Mick Jagger, Jimmy Page, Rod Stewart, the Clash, Jimmy Cliff, Roger Waters, Stevie Wonder, Keith Richards, Cyndi Lauper, and many other leading artists reveal the emotions, inspirations, and techniques behind their influential works. Anatomy of a Song is a love letter to the songs that have defined generations of listeners.

The Book of Children's Songtales

Stories in Song

Author: John M. Feierabend

Publisher: G I A Publications

ISBN: 9781579992132

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 96

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A collection of favorite American folk songs for children of all ages.

The Homeric Epics and the Chinese Book of Songs

Foundational Texts Compared

Author: Fritz-Heiner Mutschler

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527504004

Category: Chinese poetry

Page: 510

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"The Homeric epics and the Book of Songs are not just the fountainheads of the Western and Chinese literary traditions; for centuries they played a central role in education and communal life, and thus exercised a lasting influence on both civilizations. This volume presents the first systematic comparison of the two corpora. Part One analyzes their genesis and their reception, while Part Two discusses their characteristics as poetic creations. The book brings together Chinese and Western sinologists and classicists, and so promotes significant interdisciplinary and intercultural dialogue. Though the contributors rank among the leading experts in their fields, the essays here are accessible not only to their peers, but also to the interested 'general reader', and so to all those who seek a deeper understanding of Chinese and Western civilizations, their common human basis and their characteristic differences."