Chameleon Days

Chameleon Days

In Chameleon Days, Tim Bascom recalls being airlifted at the age of three from his early childhood in Saint Joseph, Missouri, to Soddo, Ethiopia, ...

Author: Tim Bascom

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547346472

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 255

View: 220

“Moves beyond a compelling personal story to shed radiant light on history itself . . . an essential chronicle of midcentury American idealism.” —Patricia Hampl, author of The Art of the Wasted Day In 1964, at the age of three, Tim Bascom is thrust into a world of eucalyptus trees and stampeding baboons when his family moves from the Midwest to Ethiopia. The unflinchingly observant narrator of this memoir reveals his missionary parents’ struggles in a sometimes hostile country. Sent reluctantly to boarding school in the capital, young Tim finds that beyond the gates enclosing that peculiar, isolated world, conflict roils Ethiopian society. When secret riot drills at school are followed with an attack by rampaging students near his parents’ mission station, Tim witnesses the disintegration of his family’s African idyll as Haile Selassie’s empire begins to crumble. Like Alexandra Fuller’s Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight, Chameleon Days chronicles social upheaval through the keen yet naive eyes of a child. Bascom offers readers a fascinating glimpse of missionary life, much as Barbara Kingsolver did in The Poisonwood Bible. “Such precision in voice earned Bascom the Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference Bakeless Prize, and his smartly naïve observations grow more sophisticated as the country succumbs to political unrest in the 1970s and missionary life becomes uncertain. Nostalgic but not overwrought, Bascom’s memoir is accented with casual family snapshots like ribbons on the gift of a gently captured place in time.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) “Bascom, son of missionaries, illuminates the Ethiopia of his childhood in this Bakeless Prize–winning memoir . . . A stirring tribute to a turbulent, beautifully evoked era.” —Kirkus Reviews
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Chameleon Days

Chameleon  Days

Chameleon (Days) is such an experiment in storytelling, a literary novel that explores an author's psychotic break as he prepares to write an idea he has apparently stolen, one prompted by the discovery of a secondary character in his walk ...

Author: Dean Serravalle

Publisher: Now or Never Publishing Company

ISBN: 1988098483

Category: Fiction

Page: 219

View: 121

What happens when the narrator is removed from a story? When the author's real life is fictionalized instead, so that creator and creation relate on the same existential ground with no middleman? Chameleon (Days) is such an experiment in storytelling, a literary novel that explores an author's psychotic break as he prepares to write an idea he has apparently stolen, one prompted by the discovery of a secondary character in his walk-in closet. A fictional day-to-day narrative structured around the search for Kashif, a feared and hunted terrorist labeled the Chameleon for the many facial surgeries he has incurred to disguise his identity, Chameleon (Days) bridges its author's life to the evolution of Kashif's story creating a fiction "while life happens," which often manifests itself in interference, inspiration, and the perils of letting your character know who his creator is.
Categories: Fiction

The Soundtracks of Woody Allen

The Soundtracks of Woody Allen

... the Chameleon,” “Chameleon Days,” “Leonard the Lizard,” “You Have Such Reptile Eyes” and “You May Be Six People, but I Love You.

Author: Adam Harvey

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786429684

Category: Music

Page: 228

View: 656

This comprehensive guide covers all of the music used in Woody Allen's films from Take the Money and Run (1969) to Match Point (2005). Each film receives scene-by-scene analysis with a focus on how Allen utilized music.
Categories: Music

Chameleon Days

Chameleon Days

Author: Maggie Holmes

Publisher:

ISBN: 0950875503

Category:

Page: 24

View: 289

Categories:

New York Magazine

New York Magazine

... exploited by greedy relatives, loved and hated by the public, fussed over by eager psychiatrists. Helen Kane records a chirpy song, "Chameleon Days," ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 104

View: 114

New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.
Categories:

Chameleon Days

Chameleon  Days

What happens when the narrator is removed from a story? When the author's real life is fictionalized instead, so that creator and creation relate on the same existential ground with no middleman?

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1091202492

Category:

Page:

View: 660

What happens when the narrator is removed from a story? When the author’s real life is fictionalized instead, so that creator and creation relate on the same existential ground with no middleman? Chameleon (Days) is such an experiment in storytelling, a literary novel that explores an author’s psychotic break as he prepares to write an idea he has apparently stolen, one prompted by the discovery of a secondary character in his walk-in closet. A fictional day-to-day narrative structured around the search for Kashif, a feared and hunted terrorist labeled the Chameleon for the many facial surgeries he has incurred to disguise his identity, Chameleon (Days) bridges its author’s life to the evolution of Kashif’s story creating a fiction “while life happens,” which often manifests itself in interference, inspiration, and the perils of letting your character know who his creator is.
Categories:

Lizards

Lizards

In due time , Zelig becomes a folk hero and inspires four hit songs : " Doin ' the Chameleon , " " Chameleon Days , ” “ Leonard the Lizard , ” and “ Reptile ...

Author: David P. Badger

Publisher:

ISBN: 1610604407

Category:

Page:

View: 854

Categories:

The Judge

The Judge

It only stunned the chameleon , but the rated pasteboard box which also sensation it gave me unhinged me for the day . contained his jewelry , consisting of Some one has named the chameleon Nebuchadnezzar , and as a ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015084609414

Category: American wit and humor

Page:

View: 840

Categories: American wit and humor

Chameleon Days

Chameleon Days

Author: Thelma Laycock

Publisher:

ISBN: 1841752770

Category: English poetry

Page: 19

View: 351

Categories: English poetry

180 Days of Science for First Grade

180 Days of Science for First Grade

Type of Animal What Helps It Survive chameleon blends in monkey lives in the trees frog bright colors sloth lives in the trees 1. Which two animals survive ...

Author: Shell Educational Publishing

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 9781493885077

Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 857

Supplement your science curriculum with 180 days of daily practice! This invaluable classroom resource provides teachers with weekly science units that build students' content-area literacy, and are easy to incorporate into the classroom. Students will analyze and evaluate scientific data and scenarios, improve their understanding of science and engineering practices, answer constructed-response questions, and increase their higher-order thinking skills. Each week covers a particular topic within one of three science strands: life science, physical science, and Earth and space science. Aligned to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and state standards, this resource includes digital materials. Provide students with the skills they need to think like scientists with this essential resource!
Categories: Education

The Athenaeum

The Athenaeum

... he says in his Preface , is the chameleon day after day , and even when the space of a year and a half . ... but days after Christmas , to my astonishment and delight , a little yellow butterfly was seen fluttering capable ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: OSU:32435024899072

Category:

Page:

View: 440

Categories:

Jazz Notes Interviews across the Generations

Jazz Notes  Interviews across the Generations

... Allen's 1983 motion picture, ''Zelig,'' pianist Dick Hyman composed a number of novelty songs, including ''Doin' the Chameleon'' and ''Chameleon Days.

Author: Sanford Josephson

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313357015

Category: Music

Page: 207

View: 237

Jazz is a vibrant and a living art, and this volume serves to remind us of that fact through interviews with Art Tatum, Maynard Ferguson, Dizzy Gillespie, and Dave Brubeck, along with almost 20 other jazz greats.
Categories: Music

Goat Days

Goat Days

I would have never imagined them to be chameleons. Then, one day, when we climbed up a sand dune, there they were, playing a game of golden hues.

Author: Benyamin

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9788184756654

Category: Fiction

Page: 264

View: 332

Najeeb’s dearest wish is to work in the Gulf and earn enough money to send back home. He achieves his dream only to be propelled by a series of incidents, grim and absurd, into a slave-like existence herding goats in the middle of the Saudi desert. Memories of the lush, verdant landscape of his village and of his loving family haunt Najeeb whose only solace is the companionship of goats. In the end, the lonely young man contrives a hazardous scheme to escape his desert prison. Goat Days was published to acclaim in Malayalam and became a bestseller. One of the brilliant new talents of Malayalam literature, Benyamin’s wry and tender telling transforms this strange and bitter comedy of Najeeb’s life in the desert into a universal tale of loneliness and alienation.
Categories: Fiction

The Athen um

The Athen  um

He had been left alone in the room with than my butterflies , two of which I once kept for “ This little book , " he says in his Preface , is the chameleon day after day , and even when the space of a year and a half .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCLA:L0063360366

Category:

Page:

View: 185

Categories:

Chameleon Man

Chameleon Man

He decided that his principle focus, over coming days, would be the study of chameleons. To this end, he planned to observe as many species of chameleons as ...

Author: Paul Adirex

Publisher: Aries Productions (Thailand)

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page:

View: 199

Elkanah Marris, later is known as Tarondro Lai in Malagasy or Chameleon Man, was born to Brian and Claire Marris, two American scientists, in a vast karst called Tsingy of Bemaraha in the isolated western part of Madagascar. Claire dies giving birth to Elkanah and Brian has a fatal accident in the tsingy on the same day. Elkanah is raised by an English missionary in a village of Bekopaka. Elkanah is born with the combined unique attributes of a chameleon, a gecko, and an iguana. He can camouflage, change the color of his skin, moves on trees and vertical flat surface with clinging hands and feet, shoot his tongue out at the length equal to the height of his body at the speed of one/fourth of a second, glide through the air like a gliding gecko, and can roll his eyes out of the eye sockets seeing in different directions at the same time. He is the champion of the Malagasy martial arts called Moraingy as well as skillful in knife and stone throwing and in the use of spear and bow and arrow. Elkanah at the age of eighteen in 1942 joins the British Marines in the invasion of Madagascar against the French Vichy Government which has sided with the Axis Camp. Chameleon Man goes through series of adventure in different theaters of war during World War II.
Categories: Fiction

Faking It

Faking It

Chameleon , Chameleon Days , ' You May Be Six People But I Love You ' Reptile Eyes ' and " The Changing Man Concerto ' ) . 4 As discussed in Chapter 5 ...

Author: Jane Roscoe

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719056411

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 222

View: 170

This book offers the first major study of mock-documentary. The authors examine the relatively new form along with the association between factual codes and conventions, and the discourses which underpin the genre. The analysis includes detailed explorations of Woody Allen's Zelig, Peter Greenaway's The Falls, the Beatles' spoof The Rutles as well as Bob Roberts, This is Spinal Tap, and Man Bites Dog.
Categories: Performing Arts

Handbook of Exotic Pet Medicine

Handbook of Exotic Pet Medicine

... brood size Gestation length Species 170–220 days 4–6 months 15–85 Veiled or Yemen chameleon (Chameleo calyptratus) Females Female 2–3 years, 90–120g, ...

Author: Marie Kubiak

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119389996

Category: Medical

Page: 528

View: 503

Easy-to-use, comprehensive reference covering the less common species encountered in general veterinary practice Handbook of Exotic Pet Medicine provides easy-to-access, detailed information on a wide variety of exotic species that can be encountered in general veterinary practice. Offering excellent coverage of topics such as basic techniques, preventative health measures, and a formulary for each species, each chapter uses the same easy-to-follow format so that users can find information quickly while working in the clinic. Presented in full colour, with over 400 photographs, the book gives small animal practitioners the confidence to handle and treat more familiar pets such as budgerigars, African grey parrots, bearded dragons, corn snakes, tortoises, pygmy hedgehogs, hamsters and rats. Other species that may be presented less frequently including skunks, marmosets, sugar gliders, koi carp, chameleons and terrapins are also covered in detail to enable clinicians to quickly access relevant information. Provides comprehensive coverage of many exotic pet species that veterinarians may encounter in general practice situations Presents evidence-based discussions of topics including biological parameters, husbandry, clinical evaluation, hospitalization requirements, common medical and surgical conditions, radiographic imaging, and more The Handbook of Exotic Pet Medicine is an ideal one-stop reference for the busy general practitioner seeing the occasional exotic animal, veterinary surgeons with an established exotic animal caseload, veterinary students and veterinary nurses wishing to further their knowledge.
Categories: Medical

Three Films of Woody Allen

Three Films of Woody Allen

ZELIG slowly moves down the board , which shows a giant chameleon cut into sections , the finish line at its tail . ... -A phonograph record with an RCA Victor label , which identifies it as “ CHAMELEON DAYS FOX TROT ...

Author: Woody Allen

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: STANFORD:36105038280793

Category: Motion picture plays

Page: 473

View: 306

With stills from the movies themselves, this volume contains the screenplays of three Woody Allen films
Categories: Motion picture plays

The Six Days of Creation

The Six Days of Creation

THE CHAMELEON . and Portugal . Its usual length is ten inches , and its tail the same length . This animal is perfectly innoxious , and feeds almost ...

Author: William Graeme Rhind

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015039277093

Category: Bible and science

Page: 339

View: 175

Categories: Bible and science

The Chameleon s Bite

The Chameleon   s Bite

Two more days without detection and he would reach the east-west road and be on ... Tomas hoped for an open border, but it was likely 37 The Chameleon's Bite.

Author: George Thomas Smith

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1467870234

Category: Fiction

Page: 216

View: 589

This novel, “The Chameleon’s Bite” is about an attempt by a secret hit squad under the guise of a legitimate military operation to do international crimes to increase hatred for the United States because of unauthorized assassinations in various corners of the globe. When Thomas Bernardo finds out that his patriotism and special training is being misused. Tomas joined the military because he believed it was a way to escape his crime ridden neighborhood in New York. He wanted to make something positive of his life. Tomas had an unusual ability to learn languages and accents. He became a superior sniper and able to blend into many cultures. His missions were to infiltrate countries for the purpose of neutralizing a supposed threat to strategic interests of the United States. By eliminating a targeted “bad guy” Tomas believed he was serving his country, until during captivity in Afghanistan he became aware of information that led him to believe there was a terrorist mole, named Kareem Karab, high up in the U. S. government and associated with his operations. Tomas knew too much and attempts were made to kill him on several missions. Bernardo’s disgust for being duped into committing capital crimes compelled him to exact revenge against Colonel Tag Taggart, the officer who recruited him to the unit. A squad of assassins chases Tomas across international borders until there was a final resolution in Haiti.
Categories: Fiction