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'Alameddine hits a distinctly contemporary note with this new book about refugees . . . it feels totally authentic' Sunday Times

Author: Rabih Alameddine

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472156099

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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'A beautiful, well paced, enraging, funny and heartbreaking book' the Guardian 'Spectacular . . . Alameddine's irreverent prose evokes the old master storytellers from my own Middle Eastern home . . . deeply poignant' New York Times Mina Simpson, a Lebanese doctor, arrives at the infamous Moria refugee camp on Lesbos, Greece, after being urgently summoned for help by her friend who runs an NGO there. Alienated from her family except for her beloved brother, Mina has avoided being so close to her homeland for decades. But with a week off work and apart from her wife of thirty years, Mina hopes to accomplish something meaningful, among the abundance of Western volunteers who pose for selfies with beached dinghies and the camp's children. Soon, a boat crosses bringing Sumaiya, a fiercely resolute Syrian matriarch with terminal liver cancer. Determined to protect her children and husband at all costs, Sumaiya refuses to alert her family to her diagnosis. Bonded together by Sumaiya's secret, a deep connection sparks between the two women, and as Mina prepares a course of treatment with the limited resources on hand, she confronts the circumstances of the migrants' displacement, as well as her own constraints in helping them. Not since the inimitable Aaliya of An Unnecessary Woman has Rabih Alameddine conjured such a winsome heroine to lead us to one of the most wrenching conflicts of our time. Cunningly weaving in stories of other refugees into Mina's singular own, The Wrong End of the Telescope is a bedazzling tapestry of both tragic and amusing portraits of indomitable spirits facing this humanitarian crisis. 'Alameddine hits a distinctly contemporary note with this new book about refugees . . . it feels totally authentic' Sunday Times
2021-09-02 By Rabih Alameddine

He looks at things through the wrong end of the telescope . He does not believe in heroism - certainly not the heroism of a Malraux , still less of a de Gaulle . Yet he aspires to a kind of sainthood . He wonders if it is possible for ...

Author: Thomas Merton

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 0811209318

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 549

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Discusses Blake, Joyce, Pasternak, Faulkner, Styron, O'Connor, Camus, symbolism, creativity, alienation, comtemplation, and freedom
1985 By Thomas Merton

... was at the wrong end of the telescope . The canals were nothing more than optical illusions , created when the human observer's eye and brain erroneously connected faint dark markings on the martian surface with straight lines .

Author: Alan Stern

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521644402

Category: Science

Page: 172

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Written with passion and punch, eight distinguished researchers give a unique insight into planetary science, and describe the most enticing discoveries in their subject.
1999-02-11 By Alan Stern

... the forms observed on the commencement of a new Session of Parliament in England were so closely copied , and so gravely presented on a small scale , that it was like looking at Westminster through the wrong end of a telescope .

Author: Charles Dickens




Page: 472

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1866 By Charles Dickens

Take one of the cases-the wrong end of the telescope. Here I see the object very small and a long way off. In consequence, it provokes a kind of impression that it does not generally arouse. It looks beautiful, perhaps, while before it ...

Author: Thorburn, John M

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136327926

Category: Medical

Page: 254

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First published in 1999. This is a reproduction of John Thorburn’s work of 1925, Art and the Unconscious: A Psychological Approach to a Problem of Philosophy; covering the psychology of the artistic process and a discussion on symbolic or 'eternal'.
2013-07-04 By Thorburn, John M

10 In his book on the Dutch artist Frans Post , Erik Larsen argues that the landscape painting of certain artists of the time displayed the visual distortions of a world viewed through the wrong end of a telescope .

Author: Rimgaila Salys

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 0810113120

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 149

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The novel Envy provides a humorous look at the individual's struggle with an increasingly industrialized society. This critical companion, edited by Rimgailia Salys, aims to acquaint readers with the history, biographical context, critical reception and interpretation problems related to the novel. It also helps the first time reader decipher some of the text's more difficult features, including its shifting narrators and fluid boundaries between dream and reality.
1999 By Rimgaila Salys

Stephen Spender's literature students once complained that Woolf's characters seem to view the world “ from a very great distance , [ and ] as though through the wrong end of a telescope . ” 4 Despite the intended derogatory tone of ...

Author: Holly Henry

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521812976

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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2003-02-27 By Holly Henry

They see life very comprehensively, much more so than those who come immediately before or after them, but they see it through the wrong end of the telescope” (12.99). On the middleclass targets of his polemic in Part Two of The Road to ...

Author: Alex Woloch

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674282483

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 410

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There have been many studies of George Orwell, but nothing quite like this book by Alex Woloch—an exuberant, revisionary account of Orwell’s radical writing. Bearing down on the propulsive irony and formal restlessness intertwined with his plain-style, Woloch offers a new understanding of Orwell and a new way of thinking about writing and politics.
2016-01-04 By Alex Woloch

He can look into the telescope from the wrong end. Consciousness is a telescope, you can look through it from the wrong end. And the wrong end has some benefits of its own – that creates more trouble. Through the wrong end of the ...

Author: Osho

Publisher: Watkins Media Limited

ISBN: 9781786781215

Category: Self-Help

Page: 272

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“Death cannot be denied by repeating that death does not exist. Death will have to be known, it will have to be encountered, it will have to be lived. You will have to become acquainted with it.” —Osho Why are we afraid of death? How do I relax in the certainty of death? Is the theory of reincarnation true? How can I celebrate death as you suggest? With depth, clarity, compassion, and even humor, Osho answers these questions and many others, shedding new light on this most sacred of mysteries and providing practical guidance for meditation and support. In The Art of Living and Dying, Osho not only reveals that our fear of death is based on a misunderstanding of its nature, but that dying is a tremendous opportunity for inner growth. Death is not an event but a process—and one that begins with birth. Each exhalation is a small death; each inhalation, a rebirth. When life is lived consciously and totally, death is not a catastrophe but a joyous climax.
2017-06-06 By Osho

I use the wrong end of the telescope and it makes things much easier to bear.” In assessing the threat of nuclear proliferation, Roosevelt actually used both ends of the telescope. He initially used the magnifying lens when he ...

Author: Shane J. Maddock

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807833551

Category: History

Page: 392

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Examines how an American nuclear policy based on misguided beliefs paved the way for an international "wild west" of nuclear development that undercut the goal of containment and diminished the U.S. influence in the world.