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Greetings from Bury Park (Blinded by the Light Movie Tie-In)

Greetings from Bury Park (Blinded by the Light Movie Tie-In)

by Sarfraz Manzoor

  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2009-03-12
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9780307495778
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The inspiration for the smash Sundance hit, soon to be a major motion picture, "Blinded by the Light": The acclaimed memoir about the power of Bruce Springsteen's music on a young Pakistani boy growing up in Britain in the 1970s. Sarfraz Manzoor was two years old when, in 1974, he emigrated from Pakistan to Britain with his mother, brother, and sister. Sarfraz spent his teenage years in a constant battle, trying to reconcile being both British and Muslim, trying to fit in at school and at home. But it was when his best friend introduced him to the music of Bruce Springsteen that his life changed completely. From the age of sixteen on, after the moment he heard the harmonica and opening lines to “The River,” Springsteen became his personal muse, a lens through which he was able to view the rest of his life. Both a tribute to Springsteen and a story of personal discovery, Greetings from Bury Park is a warm, irreverent, and exceptionally perceptive memoir about how music transcends religion and race.

Greetings from Bury Park

Greetings from Bury Park
Race. Religion. Rock 'n' Roll

by Sarfraz Manzoor

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing UK
  • Release : 2008-06
  • Pages : 269
  • ISBN : 9780747592945
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Sarfraz Manzoor Was Two Years Old When His Family Emigrated From Pakistan To Join His Father In Bury Park, Luton. His Teenage Years Were A Constant Battle To Reconcile Being Both British And Muslim. But When His Best Friend Introduced Him To Bruce Springsteen, His Life Changed For Ever. In This Affectionate And Timely Memoir, Manzoor Retraces His Journey From The Frustrations Of His Childhood To His Reaction To The Tragedies Of 9/11 And 7/7. Original, Darkly Tender And Wryly Amusing, This Is An Inspiring Tribute To The Power Of Music To Transcend Race And Religion And A Moving Account Of A Relationship Between Father And Son.

Blinded by the Light (Greetings from Bury Park Movie Tie-In)

Blinded by the Light (Greetings from Bury Park Movie Tie-In)

by Sarfraz Manzoor

  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2019-07-30
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1984899619
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE. A charming memoir about the impact of Bruce Springsteen's music on a Pakistani boy growing up in 1970s Britain. Sarfraz Manzoor was two years old when, in 1974, he emigrated from Pakistan to Britain with his mother, brother, and sister. He spent his teenage years in a constant battle, trying to reconcile being both British and Muslim, trying to fit in at school and at home. But when his best friend introduced him to the music of Bruce Springsteen at age sixteen, his life changed completely. From the moment Manzoor heard the opening lines to "The River," Springsteen became his personal muse, a lens through which he was able to view the rest of his life. Both a tribute to The Boss and a story of personal discovery, Blinded by the Light (originally published as Greetings from Bury Park) is a warm, irreverent, and exceptionally perceptive memoir about how music transcends religion and race. Featuring a new afterword by the author.

Greetings from Bury Park

Greetings from Bury Park
Teacher's guide. / Von Stefan Tränkle

by Sarfraz Manzoor

  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2011
  • Pages : 47
  • ISBN : 9783125780477
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Eat, Drink and Be Married

Eat, Drink and Be Married

by Eve Makis

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 316
  • ISBN : 055277216X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This blackly comic story of a Greek Cypriot family living on a council estate in 1980s Nottingham is told through the eyes of Anna, a first generation teenager who works in the family fish and chip shop. Anna feels frustrated and isolated, and is struggling to break with tradition and escape a life behind the counter but her formidable, extremely protective yet hilarious mother Tina thinks that education is wasted on a girl - all Anna needs to do is to cook well, wear terrible frilly blouses and keep out of trouble so that she attracts a nice, suitable Greek-Cypriot husband. The only person who really seems to understand Anna is her extraordinary, wise grandmother, Yiaya, who reads coffee cups and practices rudimentary magic, much to Tina's disapproval. Through Yiaya's storytelling, Anna learns about the turbulent history of her ancestral island, her grandfather who went missing in the war of 1974 and finally discovers the secrets that have shaped her family. There are moments of joy (wonderful feasts where the table heaves with Greek delicacies) and sadness (the family have to cope with the cruel bigotry of those around them). But is not until tragedy strikes that Anna begins to take control of her own destiny instead of complying with her loveable but domineering mother, who is all too willing to map out her daughter's life for her.

Long Walk Home

Long Walk Home
Reflections on Bruce Springsteen

by Jonathan D. Cohen,June Skinner Sawyers

  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release : 2019-09-23
  • Pages : 270
  • ISBN : 1978805284
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Bruce Springsteen might be the quintessential American rock musician but his songs have resonated with fans from all walks of life and from all over the world. This unique collection features reflections from a diverse array of writers who explain what Springsteen means to them and describe how they have been moved, shaped, and challenged by his music. Contributors to Long Walk Home include novelists like Richard Russo, rock critics like Greil Marcus and Gillian Gaar, and other noted Springsteen scholars and fans such as A. O. Scott, Peter Ames Carlin, and Paul Muldoon. They reveal how Springsteen’s albums served as the soundtrack to their lives while also exploring the meaning of his music and the lessons it offers its listeners. The stories in this collection range from the tale of how “Growin’ Up” helped a lonely Indian girl adjust to life in the American South to the saga of a group of young Australians who turned to Born to Run to cope with their country’s 1975 constitutional crisis. These essays examine the big questions at the heart of Springsteen’s music, demonstrating the ways his songs have resonated for millions of listeners for nearly five decades. Commemorating the Boss’s seventieth birthday, Long Walk Home explores Springsteen’s legacy and provides a stirring set of testimonials that illustrate why his music matters.

Bruce Springsteen's America

Bruce Springsteen's America
The People Listening, a Poet Singing

by Robert Coles

  • Publisher : Random House Incorporated
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN : 0812973003
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Children of Crisis offers a unique vision of musical legend Bruce Springsteen and the influence of his music on both the lives of ordinary Americans and on the American literary tradition, examining the meaning of Springsteen's lyrics and profiling "The Boss" as a poet within a larger social, cultural, and philosophical context. Reprint. 26,000 first printing.

Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen
The Stories Behind the Songs

by Brian Hiatt

  • Publisher : ABRAMS
  • Release : 2019-03-05
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9781419734830
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Bruce Springsteen is the rare recording artist who is both an iconic figure and an acknowledged master of music and lyrics. Songs like "Blinded by the Light," "Born to Run," "Hungry Heart," and "Dancing in the Dark" have made him a multi-platinum, Grammy-winning artist and earned him an enormous cult-like following among generations of fans. In Bruce Springsteen, Brian Hiatt, a senior editor at Rolling Stone, examines these songs and all the others that Springsteen has written and performed on his studio albums from 1973 to the present, resulting in a unique look at the legendary rocker's methods, along with historical context, scores of colorful anecdotes, and around 150 photographs. Hiatt has interviewed Springsteen himself numerous times in the past and has conducted many new interviews with musical collaborators for this book--from longtime producers to members of the E Street Band--to create an authoritative and profusely illustrated journey through Springsteen's entire songbook and career.

It Ain't No Sin to Be Glad You're Alive

It Ain't No Sin to Be Glad You're Alive
The Promise of Bruce Springsteen

by Eric Alterman

  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release : 2010-01-30
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0759525900
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Political journalist Eric Alterman examines the unique phenomenon that is The Boss and how he has come to reflect and interpret a turbulent quarter century of American history.

Born to Run

Born to Run

by Bruce Springsteen

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2017-09-05
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN : 150114152X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Over the past seven years, Bruce Springsteen has privately devoted himselfto writing the story of his life, bringing to these pages the same honesty, humor, and originality found in his songs. He describes growing up Catholic in Freehold, New Jersey, amid the poetry, danger, and darkness that fueled his imagination, leading up to the moment he refers to as The Big Bang: seeing Elvis Presley s debut on The Ed Sullivan Show. He vividly recounts his relentless drive to become a musician, his early days as a bar band king in Asbury Park, and the rise of the E Street Band. With disarming candor, he also tells for the first time the story of the personal struggles that inspired his best work. Born to Run will be revelatory for anyone who has ever enjoyed Bruce Springsteen, but this book is much more than a legendary rock star s memoir. This is a book for workers and dreamers, parents and children, lovers and loners, artists, freaks, or anyone who has ever wanted to be baptized in the holy river of rock and roll. Rarely has a performer told his own story with such force and sweep. Like many of his songs ("Thunder Road, "Badlands." "Darkness on the edge of Town. "The River" "Born in the U.S.A." "The Rising, " abd "The Ghost of Tom Joad," to name just a few). Bruce Springsteen s autobiography is written with the lyricism of a singular songwriter and the wisdom of a man who has thought deeply about his experiences.

Eleanor & Park

Eleanor & Park

by Rainbow Rowell

  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Release : 2013-02-26
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 1250031214
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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#1 New York Times Best Seller! "Eleanor & Park reminded me not just what it's like to be young and in love with a girl, but also what it's like to be young and in love with a book."-John Green, The New York Times Book Review Bono met his wife in high school, Park says. So did Jerry Lee Lewis, Eleanor answers. I'm not kidding, he says. You should be, she says, we're 16. What about Romeo and Juliet? Shallow, confused, then dead. I love you, Park says. Wherefore art thou, Eleanor answers. I'm not kidding, he says. You should be. Set over the course of one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits-smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try. When Eleanor meets Park, you'll remember your own first love-and just how hard it pulled you under. A New York Times Best Seller! A 2014 Michael L. Printz Honor Book for Excellence in Young Adult Literature Eleanor & Park is the winner of the 2013 Boston Globe Horn Book Award for Best Fiction Book. A Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book of 2013 A New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of 2013 A Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Book of 2013 An NPR Best Book of 2013

Welcome to Everytown

Welcome to Everytown
A Journey into the English Mind

by Julian Baggini

  • Publisher : Granta Publications
  • Release : 2013-07-04
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1847089194
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This study of an ordinary town in Northern England is “a thoughtful, sympathetic portrait of white working-class life…essential reading” (Guardian). What do the English think? Every country has a dominant set of beliefs and attitudes concerning everything from how to live a good life, how we should organize society, and the roles of the sexes. Yet despite many attempts to define England’s national character, what might be called the nation's philosophy has remained largely unexamined until now. Philosopher Julian Baggini pinpointed postcode S66 on the outskirts of Rotherham as England in microcosm—an area that reflected most accurately the full range of the nation's inhabitants, its most typical mix of urban and rural, old and young, married and single. He then spent six months living there, immersing himself in this typical English Everytown, in order to get to know the mind of a people. It sees the world as full of patterns and order, a view manifest in its enjoyment of gambling. It has a functional, puritanical streak, evident in its notoriously bad cuisine. In the English mind, men should be men and women should be women (but it's not sure what children should be). Sympathetic but critical, serious yet witty, Baggini's account of the English as represented by this particular spot on its map is both a portrait of its people and a personal story about being an alien in your own land. “Baggini turns out to be a sensitive observer who takes people and places on their own terms. He is also good at examining his own prejudices and fears.”—Independent “An insightful and often amusing investigation of what it means to be English.”—London Review of Books

Boss

Boss
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band - The Illustrated History

by Gillian G. Gaar

  • Publisher : Voyageur Press (MN)
  • Release : 2016-07-01
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 076034972X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Find out how legendary musician Bruce Springsteen earned his monicker. There's only one Boss; his story is revealed here. Bruce Springsteen is a platinum-shifting, stadium-filling rock star, but he is also more nuanced than that. He is a man of the people, making conventional-and-proud-of-it rock music aimed at the American working class. A supreme songwriter, Springsteen is a rock 'n' roll legend, and this lavishly illustrated book is an examination of his life and music. A comprehensive overview of a fascinating and unique artist, Boss: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band - The Illustrated History is a tribute to Springsteen's body of work, from the rock anthem Born to Run to his sepia-toned analysis of working-class misery, The River. There's Springsteen's gnarly, Bonnie and Clyde-style tableaux Atlantic City, as well as his debunking of guys' yearnings for youthful Glory Days. Throughout it all, Springsteen has demonstrated that he knows how to create a classic track. Find out once and for all why his nickname is The Boss.

Identity and Belonging in a Changing Great Britain

Identity and Belonging in a Changing Great Britain

by Facing History and Ourselves

  • Publisher : Facing History and Ourselves
  • Release : 2009-09-01
  • Pages : 82
  • ISBN : 0979844096
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This resource gives students and teachers a greater understanding of identity, membership, citizenship, and belonging in the uk. In a time when debates about national identity and integration have taken on increased urgency, Facing History and Ourselves introduces, "Identity and Belonging in a Changing Great Britain". It reveals experiences of newcomers and the dilemmas surrounding immigration--from the individual to the collective--through memoirs, journalistic accounts, and interviews. "Identity and Belonging in a Changing Great Britain" is a critical and relevant resource for British educators in schools and other organizations that are addressing the duty to promote community cohesion. This is also an important resource for political science, sociology, education and religious studies courses at the university level. Individual sections contain footnotes. [Funding for this paper was provided by the Deutsche Bank.].

Khadija

Khadija
The First Muslim and the Wife of the Prophet Muhammad

by Reşit Haylamaz

  • Publisher : Tughra Books
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 90
  • ISBN : 1597841218
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Exploring the birth period of Islam, this biography focuses on one of the most prominent and respected Muslim women in history, Khadija, the wife of the Prophet Muhammad. Addressing both her devotion and her leadership roles in Mecca, this book shines light on a figure who is an inspiration to women, both Muslim and non-Muslim alike.

Living Dangerously

Living Dangerously

by Katie Fforde

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2011-02-15
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 1446428257
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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_________________ ‘Thank goodness for Katie Fforde, the perfect author to bring comfort in difficult times. She really is the queen of uplifting, feel good romance.’ AJ PEARCE _________________ Love will find a way. A wonderfully romantic novel from the No. 1 Sunday Times bestselling author of Recipe for Love, A French Affair and The Perfect Match. Polly is in her thirties, lives in a small town, has a cat and a Rayburn oven on which she loves to cook. What more could she need? Certainly not a man. Besides, Polly’s life is complicated enough. She has her job at the Whole Nut café and a fledgling pottery career she’s trying to get off the ground. And then she meets David, and before she knows it he has turned her life and all her sensible plans upside down. Should she yield to his temptations or resist? After all, and as she has told her mother and friends, love is over-rated. Isn’t it? _______________________________ The whole world loves Katie Fforde's work: "Modern-day Austen. Great fun" Red "Top-drawer romantic escapism" Daily Mail "Warm, brilliant and full of love" Heat "Delicious - gorgeous humour and the lightest of touches" Sunday Times "Effortlessly lovable, warm and fun" Closer "Curl up on the sofa with this book and dream... delightful" The Lady "Deliciously enjoyable" Woman and Home "Uplifting and delightful" Hot Brands Cool Places

Routledge Companion to Pakistani Anglophone Writing

Routledge Companion to Pakistani Anglophone Writing

by Aroosa Kanwal,Saiyma Aslam

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2018-09-10
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 1351719858
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Routledge Companion to Pakistani Anglophone Writing forms a theoretical, comprehensive, and critically astute overview of the history and future of Pakistani literature in English. Dealing with key issues for global society today, from terrorism, religious extremism, fundamentalism, corruption, and intolerance, to matters of love, hate, loss, belongingness, and identity conflicts, this Companion brings together over thirty essays by leading and emerging scholars, and presents: the transformations and continuities in Pakistani anglophone writing since its inauguration in 1947 to today; contestations and controversies that have not only informed creative writing but also subverted certain stereotypes in favour of a dynamic representation of Pakistani Muslim experiences; a case for a Pakistani canon through a critical perspective on how different writers and their works have, at different times, both consciously and unconsciously, helped to realise and extend a uniquely Pakistani idiom. Providing a comprehensive yet manageable introduction to cross-cultural relations and to historical, regional, local, and global contexts that are essential to reading Pakistani anglophone literature, The Routledge Companion to Pakistani Anglophone Writing is key reading for researchers and academics in Pakistani anglophone literature, history, and culture. It is also relevant to other disciplines such as terror studies, post-9/11 literature, gender studies, postcolonial studies, feminist studies, human rights, diaspora studies, space and mobility studies, religion, and contemporary South Asian literatures and cultures.

Community in Conflict

Community in Conflict
A Working-class History of the 1913-14 Michigan Copper Strike and the Italian Hall Tragedy

by Gary Kaunonen,Aaron Goings

  • Publisher : MSU Press
  • Release : 2013-07-01
  • Pages : 334
  • ISBN : 1628950382
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A mirror of great changes that were occurring on the national labor rights scene, the 1913–14 Michigan Copper Strike was a time of unprecedented social upheaval in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. With organized labor taking an aggressive stance against the excesses of unfettered capitalism, the stage was set for a major struggle between labor and management. The Michigan Copper Strike received national attention and garnered the support of luminaries in organized labor like Mother Jones, John Mitchell, Clarence Darrow, and Charles Moyer. The hope of victory was overshadowed, however, by violent incidents like the shooting of striking workers and their family members, and the bitterness of a community divided. No other event came to symbolize or memorialize the strike more than the Italian Hall tragedy, in which dozens of workers and working-class children died. In Community in Conflict, the efforts of working people to gain a voice on the job and in their community through their unions, and the efforts of employers to crush those unions, take center stage. Previously untapped historical sources such as labor spy reports, union newspapers, coded messages, and artifacts shine new light on this epic, and ultimately tragic, period in American labor history.

Too Asian, Not Asian Enough

Too Asian, Not Asian Enough
An anthology of new British Asian fiction

by Khavita Bhanot

  • Publisher : Profile Books
  • Release : 2011-10-06
  • Pages : 403
  • ISBN : 1906994633
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A foodie revenge for a broken marriage; a nosy grandmother takes spying on her neighbours too far; a woman teacher is groomed by an artistic man and his clever son; a brutally short haircut makes a woman reassess her life; a gang-related attack comes back to haunt the perpetrator; a woman revisits the grave of her sister-in-law in Kenya . . . But also: a Roman soldier's lover; a frightened traveller in Jerusalem; a collector of hair in a European country; a teacher in New York is drawn to a girl and her East Asian composer boyfriend; a gay man is swindled during a whirlwind affair; an argument at a coke-fuelled party; three men disappointed at an upmarket sex club; an artist unwittingly precipitates the downfall of David Beckham . . .

Bruce Springsteen and Philosophy

Bruce Springsteen and Philosophy
Darkness on the Edge of Truth

by Randall E. Auxier,Douglas R. Anderson

  • Publisher : Open Court
  • Release : 2011-08-31
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0812697774
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Known as the working man's poet, the Boardwalk prophet, or simply, the Boss. If "love is a banquet at which we feed," Bruce Springsteen has provided much food for thought. In this collection of metaphysical probes, a gang of E-street philosophers will undress Bruce's deeper mysteries like irresistible Jersey girls. Can Springsteen settle the nature-nurture debate through his song "Born to Run"? What do the famous philosopher Ricuoer and Springsteen have in common in their depiction of time? These die-hard Springsteen fans, who just happen to be philosophers, compile an entertaining handbook to the field of Springsteen studies, covering topics like Springsteen's connection to Marx and the proletariat, Springsteen's concept of the soul, and his status as a poet.