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  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release : 18 December 2007
  • ISBN : 9780307430212
  • Page : 160 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 70 voters

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From the bestselling, award-winning author of The Buddha in the Attic, this commanding debut novel paints a portrait of the Japanese incarceration camps that is both a haunting evocation of a family in wartime and a resonant lesson for our times. On a sunny day in Berkeley, California, in 1942, a woman sees a sign in a post office window, returns to her home, and matter-of-factly begins to pack her family's possessions. Like thousands of other Japanese Americans they have been reclassified, virtually overnight, as enemy aliens and are about to be uprooted from their home and sent to a dusty incarceration camp in the Utah desert. In this lean and devastatingly evocative first novel, Julie Otsuka tells their story from five flawlessly realized points of view and conveys the exact emotional texture of their experience: the thin-walled barracks and barbed-wire fences, the omnipresent fear and loneliness, the unheralded feats of heroism. When the Emperor Was Divine is a work of enormous power that makes a shameful episode of our history as immediate as today's headlines. Don’t miss Julie Otsuka’s new novel, The Swimmers, coming in February 2022!

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When the Emperor Was Divine

When the Emperor Was Divine
  • Author : Julie Otsuka
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2007-12-18
  • ISBN : 9780307430212
DOWNLOAD BOOKWhen the Emperor Was Divine

From the bestselling, award-winning author of The Buddha in the Attic, this commanding debut novel paints a portrait of the Japanese incarceration camps that is both a haunting evocation of a family in wartime and a resonant lesson for our times. On a sunny day in Berkeley, California, in 1942, a woman sees a sign in a post office window, returns to her home, and matter-of-factly begins to pack her family's possessions. Like thousands of other Japanese Americans they have been

When the Emperor was Divine

When the Emperor was Divine
  • Author : Julie Otsuka
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2003
  • ISBN : 9780385721813
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A story told from five different points of view chronicles the experiences of Japanese Americans caught up in the nightmare of the World War II internment camps.

When The Emperor Was Divine

When The Emperor Was Divine
  • Author : Julie Otsuka
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2012-04-05
  • ISBN : 9780241145722
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Longlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction It is four months after Pearl Harbour and overnight signs appear all over the United States instructing Japanese Americans to report to internment camps for the duration of the war. For one family it proves to be a nightmare of oppression and alienation. Explored from varying points of view - the mother receiving the order to evacuate; the daughter on the long train journey; the son in the desert encampment; the family's return

The Buddha in the Attic

The Buddha in the Attic
  • Author : Julie Otsuka
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2011-08-23
  • ISBN : 9780307700469
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • National Book Award Finalist • Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award The acclaimed author of When the Emperor Was Divine tells the story of a group of young women brought from Japan to San Francisco as “picture brides” a century ago in this "understated masterpiece ... that unfolds with great emotional power" (San Francisco Chronicle). In eight unforgettable sections, The Buddha in the Attic traces the extraordinary lives of these women, from their arduous journeys by boat, to their arrival

Goodness and the Literary Imagination

Goodness and the Literary Imagination
  • Author : Toni Morrison
  • Publisher : University of Virginia Press
  • Release Date : 2019-10-15
  • ISBN : 9780813943633
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What exactly is goodness? Where is it found in the literary imagination? Toni Morrison, one of American letters’ greatest voices, pondered these perplexing questions in her celebrated Ingersoll Lecture, delivered at Harvard University in 2012 and published now for the first time. Perhaps because it is overshadowed by the more easily defined evil, goodness often escapes our attention. Recalling many literary examples, from Ahab to Coetzee’s Michael K, Morrison seeks the essence of goodness and ponders its significant place in

Accidental Gods

Accidental Gods
  • Author : Anna Della Subin
  • Publisher : Metropolitan Books
  • Release Date : 2021-12-07
  • ISBN : 9781250296887
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A provocative history of men who were worshipped as gods that illuminates the connection between power and religion and the role of divinity in a secular age Ever since 1492, when Christopher Columbus made landfall in the New World and was hailed as a heavenly being, the accidental god has haunted the modern age. From Haile Selassie, acclaimed as the Living God in Jamaica, to Britain’s Prince Philip, who became the unlikely center of a new religion on a South

The Swimmers

The Swimmers
  • Author : Julie Otsuka
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Release Date : 2022
  • ISBN : 9780593321331
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From the best-selling, award-winning author of The Buddha in the Attic and When the Emperor Was Divine comes a novel about what happens to a group of obsessed recreational swimmers when a crack appears at the bottom of their local pool--a tour de force of economy, precision, and emotional power. The swimmers are unknown to one another except through their private routines (slow lane, medium lane, fast lane) and the solace each takes in their morning or afternoon laps. But

The Emperor's Seal

The Emperor's Seal
  • Author : Amanda Roberts
  • Publisher : Red Empress Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-03-02
  • ISBN : 0987654321XXX
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Kamikaze

Kamikaze
  • Author : Peter C Smiyh
  • Publisher : Pen and Sword
  • Release Date : 2014-11-28
  • ISBN : 9781781593134
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In this brand new publication from eminent historian Peter C. Smith, we are regaled with the engaging and often incredibly disturbing history of the Kamikaze tradition in Japanese culture. Tracing its history right back to the original Divine Wind (major natural typhoons) that saved Japan from invaders in ancient history, Smith explores the subsequent resurrection of the cult of the warrior in the late nineteenth century. He then follows this tradition through into the Second World War, describing the many

Constantine the Emperor

Constantine the Emperor
  • Author : David Potter
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-08-01
  • ISBN : 9780190231620
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With a critical eye aimed at earlier accounts of Constantine's life, the author aims to provide the most comprehensive, authoritative and readable account of the Roman emperor's extraordinary life.

Constantine, Divine Emperor of the Christian Golden Age

Constantine, Divine Emperor of the Christian Golden Age
  • Author : Jonathan Bardill
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2012
  • ISBN : 9780521764230
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"Constantine was the first Roman emperor to convert to Christianity. The book explores the emperor's image as conveyed through literature, art, and architecture, and shows how Constantine reconciled the tradition of imperial divinity with his monotheistic faith. It demonstrates how the traditional themes and imagery of kingship were exploited to portray the emperor as the saviour of his people and to assimilate him to Christ. This is the first book to study simultaneously both archaeological and historical information to build

Truth of the Divine

Truth of the Divine
  • Author : Lindsay Ellis
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2021-10-19
  • ISBN : 9781250274557
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Truth of the Divine is the latest alternate-history first-contact novel in the Noumena series from the instant New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Los Angeles Times bestselling author Lindsay Ellis. The human race is at a crossroads; we know that we are not alone, but details about the alien presence on Earth are still being withheld from the public. As the political climate grows more unstable, the world is forced to consider the ramifications of granting human rights to

For the Relief of Unbearable Urges

For the Relief of Unbearable Urges
  • Author : Nathan Englander
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release Date : 2011-06-16
  • ISBN : 9780571267347
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Acclaimed as an astonishing debut, For the Relief of Unbearable Urges is a collection of nine delightfully irreverent stories that range from Stalin's Russia to contemporary New York. Wise and compassionate, outrageous and wrenchingly sad, they place Nathan Englander firmly in the company of Bellow, Malamud, Singer and Roth.

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  • Author : Stephen Barber
  • Publisher : SCB Distributors
  • Release Date : 2015-01-21
  • ISBN : 9781909923591
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Caligula: most notorious of the Roman Emperors, who seduced his own sister, installed a horse in the Roman Senate, turned his palace into a brothel, married a prostitute, tortured and killed hundreds of innocent citizens on a whim, and committed countless other acts of madness, cruelty and deviancy. Award-winning writer Stephen Barber documents in full the atrocities of Caligula, and also the other mad Emperors, notably the deranged Commodus. Also included is a bloody history of Gladiators and the Roman

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  • Author : F. S. Naiden
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2018-12-03
  • ISBN : 9780190875343
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"This is the first life of Alexander the Great to explore his religious experience, to put his experience in Egypt and Asia on a par with his Macedonian upbringing and Greek education, and to explain how the European conqueror became a Moslem saint"--