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Stravinsky and the Russian Traditions, Volume One: A Biography of the Works ...

Richard Taruskin - 2016 - Biography & Autobiography - Limited preview
This book undoes 50 years of mythmaking about Stravinsky's life in music. During his spectacular career, Igor Stravinsky underplayed his Russian past in favor of a European cosmopolitanism. Richard Taruskin has refused to take the composer at his ...

Women's Somatic Training in Early Modern Spanish Theater

Elizabeth Marie Cruz Petersen - 2016 - Literary Criticism - Limited preview
Drawing from early modern plays and treatises on the precepts and practices of the acting process, this study shows how the early modern Spanish actress subscribed to various somatic practices in an effort to prepare for a role. It provides today ...

Rationale of the Dirty Joke: An Analysis of Sexual Humor

G. Legman - 2007 - Humor - Limited preview
Why do people tell dirty jokes? And what is it about a joke's dirtiness that makes it funny? G. Legman was perhaps the foremost scholar of the dirty joke, and as legions of humor writers and comedians know, his Rationale of the Dirty Joke remains ...

Dictionary of Gypsy Life and Lore

Harry E Wedeck - 2015 - Reference - Limited preview
Through the centuries, Gypsies all over the world have been misunderstood, maligned, rejected. Outcasts of the countries in which they live, they have wandered for centuries over the face of the earth. They have no homeland, no political unity ...

The Little Slaves of the Harp: Italian Child Street Musicians in Nineteenth ...

John E. Zucchi - 1998 - Music - Limited preview
During the nineteenth century child musicians could be seen performing in the streets of cities across Europe and North America. Although they came from a number of countries, Italians were most associated with street music. In The Little Slaves ...

Chanson des mal-aimants

Sylvie Germain - 2013 - Fiction - No preview available
La narratrice, abandonnée à sa naissance à la porte d'un couvent, vagabondera au fil des ans d'une place à l'autre, à travers la France. C'est comme si elle n'avait pas de vie propre, mais elle participe intensément à celle des autres et aux ...