Probably the most popular book in the history of the Far East, this classic sixteenth century novel is a combination of picaresque novel and folk epic that mixes satire, allegory, and history into a rollicking adventure. It is the story of the roguish Monkey and his encounters with major and minor spirits, gods, demigods, demons, ogres, monsters, and fairies. This translation, by the distinguished scholar Arthur Waley, is the first accurate English version; it makes available to the Western reader a faithful reproduction of the spirit and meaning of the original.
Monkey depicts the adventures of Prince Tripitaka, a young Buddhist priest on a dangerous pilgrimage to India to retrieve sacred scriptures accompanied by his three unruly disciples: the greedy pig creature Pipsy, the river monster Sandy – and Monkey. Hatched from a stone egg and given the secrets of heaven and earth, the irrepressible trickster Monkey can ride on the clouds, become invisible and transform into other shapes – skills that prove very useful when the four travellers come up against the dragons, bandits, demons and evil wizards that threaten to prevent them in their quest. Wu Ch’êng-ên wrote Monkey in the mid-sixteenth century, adding his own distinctive style to an ancient Chinese legend, and in so doing created a dazzling combination of nonsense with profundity, slapstick comedy with spiritual wisdom.
A great adventure and great fun! Novelist Frank Mosco goes against the grain in an unconventional approach to the King Kong legend. A book full of adventure, humor, and surprises destined to become a cult classic. In 1933, following the release of the movie KING KONG, a disgruntled old sailor and soul survivor of an encounter with the real great ape imparted his secret regarding the true facts of the storied beast and it's mysterious island to two young men. Armed with the old sailor's map, an arsenal of weapons, a desire to prove themselves, and a fully crewed three-masted barkentine, fifteen members of the Princeton University Rugby Club eagerly embark on a search for adventure and riches, collecting along the way a Chinese Rhodes Scholar, an Australian girl Rambo, a jungle boy with a bad mouth, and a tribe of alcoholic natives. Not to mention a 40 foot gorilla with an identity problem. Their journey results in discoveries far exceeding anything they would have expected with an outcome no one could possibly have imagined. Full of old fashion appeal with a number of contemporary twist and endearing characters, this book is a must read for classic adventure and KONG fans everywhere. MONKEY is a trade paperback, 5x8.
In ''Monkey Grip'', Helen Garner charts the lives of a generation. Her characters are exploring new ways of loving and living - and nothing is harder than learning to love lightly. Nora and Javo are trapped in a desperate relationship. Nora's addiction is romantic love; Javo's is hard drugs. The harder they pull away, the tighter the monkey grip. A lyrical, gritty, rough-edged novel that deserves its place as a classic of Australian fiction
Kinder sind einfach Kinder, egal, woher sie kommen, und es sind Manfred's Freunde aus anderen Kulturen, die ihm dazu verhelfen, dass er sich in seiner Haut so richtig wohlzufühlen beginnt, weil er endlich nicht mehr heimlich tun muss, was ihm am meisten am Herzen liegt ... aber um herauszufinden, was das ist, dazu müsst ihr euch auch mit Manfred anfreunden. Seine Geschichte wird euch daran erinnern, dass ihr sicher auch Talente habt, die ihr einmal so richtig ausleben solltet.
This thoroughly original volume collects three short stories and a powerful novella by the Cherokee-German-English poet and prose writer Diane Glancy. Glancy's tales of Native American life explore that essential American territory, the border-between: between past and present, between native and immigrant cultures, between self and society.
Gut dreitausend Jahre in der Zukunft: Perry Rhodans Vision, die Milchstraße in eine Sterneninsel ohne Kriege zu verwandeln, lebt nach wie vor. Der Mann von der Erde, der einst die Menschen zu den Sternen führte, möchte endlich Frieden in der Galaxis haben. Unterschwellig herrschen immer noch Konflikte zwischen den großen Sternenreichen, aber man arbeitet zusammen. Das gilt nicht nur für die von Menschen bewohnten Planeten und Monde. Tausende von Welten haben sich zur Liga Freier Galaktiker zusammengeschlossen, in der auch Wesen mitwirken, die man in früheren Jahren als "nichtmenschlich" bezeichnet hätte. Besucher aus anderen Galaxien suchen Kontakt zu den Menschen und ihren Verbündeten; dazu zählen auch die Thoogondu aus der Galaxis Sevcooris. Einst waren sie in der Milchstraße beheimatet und haben nun den Wunsch geäußert, erneut Kontakt aufzunehmen. Gegenwärtig hält sich Rhodan in ihrem Goldenen Reich auf, wo er auch auf ein Splittervolk der Menschheit gestoßen ist: das Zweite Solare Imperium der Gäonen. Dieses ZSI agiert auch in der Milchstraße, angetrieben von der Überlegung, der dortigen Menschheit wieder ihren politischen "Platz an der Sonne" zurückgeben zu müssen. Dabei versuchen die Gäonen zunächst, die USO zu neutralisieren – ein Plan, der zum Scheitern verurteilt ist. Entscheidend tragen dazu bei MONKEY UND[...]
Gut dreitausend Jahre in der Zukunft: Perry Rhodans Vision, die Milchstraße in eine Sterneninsel ohne Kriege zu verwandeln, lebt nach wie vor. Der Mann von der Erde, der einst die Menschen zu den Sternen führte, möchte endlich Frieden in der Galaxis haben. Unterschwellig herrschen immer noch Konflikte zwischen den großen Sternenreichen, aber man arbeitet zusammen. Das gilt nicht nur für die von Menschen bewohnten Planeten und Monde. Tausende von Welten haben sich zur Liga Freier Galaktiker zusammengeschlossen, in der auch Wesen mitwirken, die man in früheren Jahren als "nichtmenschlich" bezeichnet hätte. Besucher aus anderen Galaxien suchen Kontakt zu den Menschen und ihren Verbündeten; dazu zählen die Gemeni, die aktiv in der Milchstraße um Vertrauen werben, ohne alles von sich preiszugeben, und die Thoogondu aus der Galaxis Sevcooris. Gegenwärtig hält sich Rhodan in deren Goldenem Reich auf. All das scheint im Zusammenhang mit der Superintelligenz ES zu stehen, die gezwungen war, ihre Mächtigkeitsballung – und damit auch die Milchstraße – zu verlassen. Aber wie verlässlich sind die Informationen? Seit der Kunstplanet Wanderer, das Domizil von ES, gesichtet wurde, tun sich im Zusammenhang damit immer mehr Fragen auf. Die USO, die United Stars Organization, sieht sich indes mit etwas vollkommen anderem konfrontiert: Das[...]
Nobel Prize–winner Octavio Paz offers a dazzling mind journey to the sources of poetry. Poet, diplomat, writer, philosopher, hailed as an “intellectual literary one-man band” by the New York Times Book Review, Nobel Prize–winner Octavio Paz was a key figure in the Latin American Literary Renaissance and in world literature. In this entrancing work, part prose-poem and part rumination on the origins of language and the antic, erotic, sacred nature of poetry, Paz takes inspiration from Hanuman, the red-faced monkey chief and ninth grammarian of Hindu mythology. On a journey to the temple city of Galta in India—which Paz finds partially ruined in a leaf-filled countryside surrounded by forbidding hills—Hanuman’s mythical encounters serve as the springboard for the poet’s speculations on all manners of things, from movement and fixity to meaning and identity, the reality behind language, and the nature of nature. Images of the holy city, complete with the marauding monkeys for which it is known, constantly obtrude on his musings. Perhaps the most poetic of Paz’s prose works, The Monkey Grammarian is visual: every page is rich in images, of palaces and temples, pilgrims and sadhus, and the monkey god himself. Paz’s probing, crystalline prose makes this an unforgettable voyage of the mind.
One of China's favourite classics, this is the far east's story of evolution: the religions, the philosophies, the legends of the oldest civilisation on earth. Monkey is mankind -- full of faults, mischievous, ambitious and vain. But he is also generous, valiant and intrepid. He is delinquent, but also delightful. He cannot resist challenge; he loathes self-pity; above all, he despises despair.
This book was written for the sole purpose of setting people free from addictive behavior. If a person struggles with an addiction to alcohol, drugs, over-eating, pornography or sex, gambling or any other type of addiction, this book gives clear direction for recovery. It clearly explains and challenges the various approaches to recovery; moreover, it gives the reader step by step guidance in experiencing a recreation of their lifestyle establishing power, manageablility and stability. There are many self help books produced and published for the purpose of helping people over-come addiction, but not until now has anyone published a book that challenge the disciplines of the behavioral sciences, the twelve step process, psychology, psychiatry, and the biblical based approach. The questions are being answered as to whether these approaches really work, and then the process for recovery is given in a simple format. If you don’t need this book buy it for someone who does!
Daniel Smith’s Monkey Mind is the stunning articulation of what it is like to live with anxiety. As he travels through anxiety’s demonic layers, Smith defangs the disorder with great humor and evocatively expresses its self-destructive absurdities and painful internal coherence. Aaron Beck, the most influential doctor in modern psychotherapy, says that “Monkey Mind does for anxiety what William Styron’s Darkness Visible did for depression.” Neurologist and bestselling writer Oliver Sacks says, “I read Monkey Mind with admiration for its bravery and clarity….I broke out into explosive laughter again and again.” Here, finally, comes relief and recognition to all those who want someone to put what they feel, or what their loved ones feel, into words.
Science by Janet F. Baer,Richard E. Weller,Ibulaimu Kakoma
Author: Janet F. Baer,Richard E. Weller,Ibulaimu Kakoma
Publisher: Academic Press
This book is the first comprehensive treatment of Aotus, the nocturnal New World owl monkeys often used in behavioral and biomedical studies. Found in tropical forests from Nicaragua to Argentina, owl monkeys have been used in laboratories as model organisms for studies of diseases like malaria, and various forms of cancer, as well as studies of reproductive physiology and neuroanatomical structure and function. These and other recent studies of this fascinating primate are included in this new volume. As the only book devoted exclusively to owl monkeys, this volume is an invaluable addition to the library of anyone interested in primate biology, evolution, ecology, and behavior. Key Features * Only book devoted entirely to owl monkeys * Surveys issues that pertain to wild and captive populations * Represents the breadth of studies that model organisms can engender
Monkey Beach combines both joy and tragedy in a harrowing yet restrained story of grief and survival, and of a family on the edge of heartbreak. In the first English-language novel to be published by a Haisla writer, Eden Robinson offers a rich celebration of life in the Native settlement of Kitamaat, on the coast of British Columbia. The story grips the reader from the beginning. It is the morning after the narrator’s brother has gone missing at sea; the mood is tense in the family house, as speculations remain unspoken. Jimmy is a prospective Olympic swimmer, seventeen years old and on the edge of proposing to his beautiful girlfriend Karaoke. As his elder sister, Lisa, faces possible disaster, she chain-smokes and drifts into thoughts of their lives so far. She recalls the time when she and Jimmy saw the sasquatch, or b’gwus – and this sighting introduces the novel's fascinating undercurrent of characters from the spirit world. These ghostly presences may strike the reader as mysterious or frightening, but they provide Lisa with guidance through a difficult coming of age. In and out of the emergency room as a child, Lisa is a fighter. Her smart mouth and temper constantly threaten to land her in serious trouble. Those who have the most influence on her are her stubbornly traditional, machete-wielding grandmother, and her wild, passionate, political Uncle Mick, who teaches her to make moose calls. When they empty fishing nets together, she pretends she doesn’t feel the jellyfish stinging her young hands – she’s Uncle Mick’s “little warrior.” We watch Lisa leave her teenage years behind as she waits for news of her younger brother. She reflects on the many rich episodes of their lives – so many of which take place around the water, reminding us of the news she fears, and revealing the menacing power of nature. But Lisa has a special recourse – a “gift” that enables her to see and hear spirits, and ask for their help. Monkey Beach, Eden Robinson’s first novel, was nominated for Canada’s two largest literary prizes: the Giller Prize and the Governor General’s Literary Award. The book was also published in Great Britain, the United States and Germany, and was a Canadian bestseller for many weeks. Monkey Beach is beautifully written, in prose that is simple and subtle, bold and vivid, and pervaded by humour. Robinson fills her novel with details of Haisla culture and the rich wildlife surrounding Kitamaat. She uses traditional elements of storytelling – such as dreams, and people’s ties to nature – but also demystifies Native beliefs, simultaneously peeling away and intensifying the mystery surrounding spirits. Ancient rituals are shown as part of the reality of a modern Native community, along with Kraft Dinner and TV soaps and the legacy of residential schools. Robinson’s previous book of stories, Traplines, was remarked upon for being brutally honest, featuring rapists and drunks and drug dealers, psychopaths and sadists – proving to The New York Times that “Canadians are as weird and violent as anyone else.” Monkey Beach is just as honest, but only hints at the darker elements. In the words of the author, “None of the characters are bad. They’re just reacting like anyone else to situations of loss and death.” From the Trade Paperback edition.
It's not quite Tintin, and it's not quite Bitter-comix -- so what is this Red Monkey business? Beware, Joe Daly's wacky characters are waiting to invade your world. There's Dave... Let me just review for a moment. I've been dumped by a girl who thinks I'm just plain weird, I failed to silence the tormenting ceiling noises in an emasculating display of insecurity and cowardice, and I'm sitting in an apartment drawing a brick. There's got to be more to life than this. And... This is my best friend, Paul. He makes digeridoos, tie-dyed T-shirts and psychedelic wire sculptures which he occasionally sells at craft markets and out-door trance parties. Needless to say, he borrows a lot of my money and eats a lot of my cereal. And many more. A full-colour comic story book, presently being serialised by SL magazine, Red Monkey will delight all ages. The Leaking Cello Case is an offbeat detective-adventure story -- a comic trip into a weird wonderful Cape Town underworld populated by hippy slackers. Psychotic international criminals, a monkey man and other exotic wild creatures. While trying to handle usual daily stress levels and concentrate on his work, Dave gets disturbed by mysterious noises coming through the ceiling from the apartment above. Unbridled curiosity leads him into more trouble than he can handle alone but luckily Dave has some unusual friends to help him out. Follow him through the lush and stylish world of art Deco buildings and bristling cacti as he uncovers the mystery of the leaking cello case.