SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE • A young man journeys into Sri Lanka’s war-torn north in this searing novel of longing, loss, and the legacy of war from the author of The Story of a Brief Marriage. “A novel of tragic power and ...
Author: Anuk Arudpragasam
SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE • A young man journeys into Sri Lanka’s war-torn north in this searing novel of longing, loss, and the legacy of war from the author of The Story of a Brief Marriage. “A novel of tragic power and uncommon beauty.”—Anthony Marra “One of the most individual minds of their generation.”—Financial Times NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY TIME AND NPR A Passage North begins with a message from out of the blue: a telephone call informing Krishan that his grandmother’s caretaker, Rani, has died under unexpected circumstances—found at the bottom of a well in her village in the north, her neck broken by the fall. The news arrives on the heels of an email from Anjum, an impassioned yet aloof activist Krishnan fell in love with years before while living in Delhi, stirring old memories and desires from a world he left behind. As Krishan makes the long journey by train from Colombo into the war-torn Northern Province for Rani’s funeral, so begins an astonishing passage into the innermost reaches of a country. At once a powerful meditation on absence and longing, as well as an unsparing account of the legacy of Sri Lanka’s thirty-year civil war, this procession to a pyre “at the end of the earth” lays bare the imprints of an island’s past, the unattainable distances between who we are and what we seek. Written with precision and grace, Anuk Arudpragasam’s masterful novel is an attempt to come to terms with life in the wake of devastation, and a poignant memorial for those lost and those still living.
So that it plainly appeareth that those Indians—which, as you have heard, in sundry ages were driven by tempest upon the shore of Germany—came only through our North-West Passage. 7. Moreover, the passage is certainly proved by a ...
Author: Richard Hakluyt
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
A narrative of all Voyages to the North-West Passage from the beginning until 1890.
by tempest upon the shore of Germany — came only through our North - West Passage . 7. Moreover , the passage is certainly proved by a navigation that a Portuguese made , who passed through this strait , giving name to a promontory far ...
A BRIEF DISCOURSE OF A PASSAGE BY THE North - POLE TO ' JAPAN , CHINA , & c . 1 Pleaded by Three Experiments : And Answers to all Objections that can be urged against a Passage chat way . 1. By a Navigation from Amsterdam into the North ...
NORTH RIDING 2153 NORTHWEST TERRITORY North Riding of Yorkshire , Eng . TUKE , General view of the North Riding . ... RUNDALL , T. Narratives of voyages towards the North - West , in search of a passage to Cathay and India , 1496-1631 .
North passage or straighte of 67 degrees, and is not so daungerous as [the passage to] [Mus]covia is which is in 72 degrees and the[rfore] [moste] [da]ngerous for coulde and ise and notwithstandeing [that the] passage to Muscovia is ...
Author: Richard Collinson
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
In addition to the main text, this also has Edward Sellman's account of the third voyage, and a list of artefacts from Frobisher encampments, etc, found by C. F. Hall and deposited with the Royal Geographical Society. The additional documents relate to numerous aspects of the financing and fitting out of the expedition. According to the British Museum date stamp, despite the stated publication date, actual publication did not occur until 1869. The supplementary material includes the 1867 annual report. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1867.
... and the Other Territories on the North-West Coast of North America writes that a Salvatierra gentlemanГs report is ... beyond the seventieth degree of north latitude, through a passage opening into the Pacific, near the fiftieth ...
Author: Bożenna Chylińska
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The book highlights the 16th-century English-Atlantic connections based on the world division defined by two fundamental documents of the late 15th century: namely, the papal bull Inter Caetera, and the Portuguese-Spanish Treaty of Tordesillas. Despite this, an imaginary Northwest Passage to the wealth and markets of the Far East captured the attention of Elizabethan merchants and navigators searching for an alternative sea route to Asia to challenge the Portuguese and Spanish commerce monopoly. The core of the book is Sir Martin Frobisher’s three Arctic voyages of 1576–78, intended to connect the Protestant focus on wealth acquisition with the territorial expansion. Although Frobisher’s venture lacked opportunities for advancement, he marked his place in history by creating a fascination for the mythical Northwest Passage and an interest in North America. The book is based on the eyewitness accounts of the expeditions’ captains, and will appeal to a large audience, from teachers and students in the general humanities to those specifically interested in language, literature, and trans-Atlantic and Renaissance studies.
For American fishermen, salmon packers, gold prospectors, explorers, surveyors, even tourists, the sheltered waters of the Inside Passage served as a passage north or as a passage to a new life. Whether people sought food, territory, ...
... a Dutch clock was set 81 ° 5 ' on the north coast of Spitzbergen . up and made to strike the hours ; bed - places He ... by about were the carpenter's tools , the drink- which a passage north - west from the Atlantic ing - vessels ...