A Time of Gifts

A Time of Gifts is the first volume in a trilogy recounting the trip, and takes the reader with him as far as Hungary.

Author: Patrick Leigh Fermor

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848545231

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

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In 1933, at the age of 18, Patrick Leigh Fermor set out on an extraordinary journey by foot - from the Hook of Holland to Constantinople. A Time of Gifts is the first volume in a trilogy recounting the trip, and takes the reader with him as far as Hungary. It is a book of compelling glimpses - not only of the events which were curdling Europe at that time, but also of its resplendent domes and monasteries, its great rivers, the sun on the Bavarian snow, the storks and frogs, the hospitable burgomasters who welcomed him, and that world's grandeurs and courtesies. His powers of recollection have astonishing sweep and verve, and the scope is majestic.

Christmas the Time of Gifts and Holidays




Category: Department stores

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Between the Woods and the Water

Originally published: London: Murray, 1986. With new introd.

Author: Patrick Leigh Fermor

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 9781590171660

Category: Travel

Page: 264

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Originally published: London: Murray, 1986. With new introd.

The Power of Gifts

At the same time Henry's sister Mary gave 'but would receive nothing back,
deferring all till she had need'.55 Most of the time, however, the Crown retained
control of the time of gifts, holding the Christmas season within Court, safe in the

Author: Felicity Heal

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199542953

Category: History

Page: 272

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Gifts are always with us: we use them positively to display affection and show gratitude for favours; we suspect that others give and accept them as douceurs and bribes. The gift also performed these roles in early modern English culture: and assumed a more significant role because networks of informal support and patronage were central to social and political behaviour. Favours, and their proper acknowledgement, were preoccupations of the age of Erasmus, Shakespeare, and Hobbes. As in modern society, giving and receiving was complex and full of the potential for social damage. 'Almost nothing', men of the Renaissance learned from that great classical guide to morality, Lucius Annaeus Seneca, 'is more disgraceful than the fact that we do not know how either to give or receive benefits'. The Power of Gifts is about those gifts and benefits - what they were, and how they were offered and received in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. It shows that the mode of giving, as well as what was given, was crucial to social bonding and political success. The volume moves from a general consideration of the nature of the gift to an exploration of the politics of giving. In the latter chapters some of the well-known rituals of English court life - the New Year ceremony, royal progresses, diplomatic missions - are viewed through the prism of gift-exchange. Gifts to monarchs or their ministers could focus attention on the donor, those from the crown could offer some assurance of favour. These fundamentals remained the same throughout the century and a half before the Civil War, but the attitude of individual monarchs altered specific behaviour. Elizabeth expected to be wooed with gifts and dispensed benefits largely for service rendered, James I modelled giving as the largesse of the Renaissance prince, Charles I's gift-exchanges focused on the art collecting of his coterie. And always in both politics and the law courts there was the danger that gifts would be corroded, morphing from acceptable behaviour into bribes and corruption. The Power of Gifts explores prescriptive literature, pamphlets, correspondence, legal cases and financial records, to illuminate social attitudes and behaviour through a rich series of examples and case-studies.

A Generic History of Travel Writing in Anglophone and Polish Literature

And, in fact, by the end of A Time of Gifts, young Fermor is described as he
reaches Esztergom, an ancient Hungarian town on the Danube. At a crucial
moment the narrative personae's expertise in poetry ancient and modern, with
the love of ...

Author: Grzegorz Moroz

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004429611

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 236

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A Generic History of Travel Writing in Anglophone and Polish Literature offers a comprehensive, comparative and generic analysis of developments of travel writing in Anglophone and Polish literature from the Late Medieval Period to the twenty-first century. These developments are depicted in a wider context of travel narratives written in other European languages.

A Time to Keep Silence

Patrick Leigh Fermor, 1915–2011, was born of English and Irish descent. He was
only eighteen when he set off to walk from the Hook of Holland to Constantinople,
a now famous journey described many years later in A Time of Gifts and ...

Author: Patrick Leigh Fermor

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848547021

Category: Travel

Page: 300

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From the French Abbey of St Wandrille to the abandoned and awesome Rock Monasteries of Cappadocia in Turkey, the celebrated travel writer Patrick Leigh Fermor studies the rigorous contemplative lives of the monks and the timeless beauty of their monastic surroundings. In his occasional retreats, the peaceful solitude and the calm enchantment of the monasteries was passed on as a kind of 'supernatural windfall' which A Time to Keep Silence so effortlessly records.

Gathering of Gifts

And I begin preaching (and praying) with the spirituals Pa sang as he held all
three of his children in his lap and ... I encourage you to select only what is useful
to you at the moment, and save the rest for the time when that story wants telling.

Author: Paula Lawrence Wehmiller

Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9780898697285

Category: African American women

Page: 116

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A Time of Exile

Since Caradoc wanted to keep the plan as secret as possible, he and Maddyn
told the other silver da ers that they were oing to ... the silver daggers' supplies
were shabby clothes and armor for Maryn, and that those cof(ers of gifts were

Author: Katharine Kerr

Publisher: Spectra

ISBN: 9780307756268

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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The world of Deverry: an intricate tapestry of fate, past lives, and unfathomable magic. With A Time Of Exile, Katharine Kerr opens new territory in The Deverry Saga, exploring the history of the Elcyion Lacar, the elves who inhabit the country west of Deverry. It is years since the half-elven Lord Rhodry took the throne of Aberwyn. When Rhodry's lost lover, Jill-now a powerful wizard-comes to Aberyn and tells him it's time he accepted his elven heritage, Rhodry faces the most difficult choice of his life. But with Jill's help and that of a human wizard named Aderyn who has lived for years in the westlands, Rhodry begins to understand how his life is connected not just to his own people, but to the Elcyion Lacar as well. At last, destiny begins to unravel its secrets, revealing Aderyn's true purpose among the elves-and the god' deeper design behind Rhodry's dual heritage. From the Paperback edition.

Internal Revenue Code

( 2 ) in the case of title V , to estates of decedents dying , gifts Act of 1974 shall be
applied and administered to years ... before the date of the gift as provided in
section 1016 ) is greater than the fair market value of the property at the time of
the ...

Author: CCH Tax Law Editors

Publisher: CCH

ISBN: 9780808016830

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 4785

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This comprehensive and authoritative resource provides full, unabridged text of the complete Internal Revenue Code in two volumes. CCH offers this tax information in a timely and reliable manner that business and tax professionals have come to expect and appreciate. This Summer Edition of Internal Revenue Code reflects all new statuatory tax changes through June 2007. CCH's Internal Revenue Code is presented in a reader-friendly format, with an expanded page size and larger type fonts for enhanced readability. And, it features a two-volume format to allow for a more legible single-column presentation of the Code provisions themselves. Reproduced is the complete Internal Revenue Code dealing with income, estate, gift, employment, and excise taxes, along with all the procedural and administrative provisions. Current text of the statutes are presented, and a history of each tax code section, or subsection if appropriate, is provided in the amendment notes. The amendment notes specifically identify the changes made by prior Acts and serve as a means of reconstructing the former text of a Code section or subsection if reference to prior law is required. The detailed Topical Index located at the end of both volumes reflects all matters covered, so researchers can quickly pinpoint any information needed, and rate tables are also helpfully included. CCH's easy-to-use format featuring larger page size with larger type fonts for enhanced readability and its detailed amendment notes and accuracy have proven beneficial year after year. Serious tax professionals who rely on the Code in the normal course of their work know they can count on CCH's Internal Revenue Code over any other volumes available. The CCH Code is also great tool for students in tax courses who need the latest Code provisions, and it has served for decades as a useful tool for new hires and for firm-wide distribution. This bound set remains very popular as a must-have desktop reference in the new millenium--even for professionals and firms with extensive electronic tax resources who value the print Code as an easy-to-access and easy-to-read complement to their electronic libraries.

Postmodernism and After

1 Claude Lévi-Strauss' famous declaration at the beginning of Tristes Tropiques (
1955), in a section entitled “An End to ... 30 years first appeared: Patrick Leigh
Fermor's A Time of Gifts, the first volume of his account of a walk from Rotterdam
to ...

Author: Regina Rudaitytė

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443810320

Category: Social Science

Page: 220

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The present collection of academic articles is an attempt to reflect on new openings and recent developments in literature, literary theory and culture which seem to point beyond postmodernism and register a return to traditional concepts, theoretical premises and authorial practices. Interestingly enough, forty years after the publication of John Barth’s seminal essay “The Literature of Exhaustion” (1967), the book is trying to diagnose the exhaustion of postmodernism, which was predicted by David Lodge already two decades ago. It also attempts to trace the signs in contemporary literature indicating that postmodernism is past its heyday, that it is losing or has lost its shine, fascination and attraction and that writers have been turning to the “old” or pre-modern forms, practices and strategies. Herbert Grabes’ comprehensive and illuminating article “From the Postmodern to the Pre-Modern: More Recent Changes in Literature, Art, and Theory” which opens and sets the tone for this collection of essays is a major assessment of new developments in literary culture, focusing on the evolution of the postmodern to the premodern mode; it also highlights the role and current popularity of cultural studies and cultural history – theoretical movements which have been prevailing for some time now after the end of deconstruction. The articles assembled in this collection are on diverse thematics and written from diverse theoretical perspectives; they differ in scope and methodology, and their focus ranges from the postmodern, intertextual aspect to the open questioning of it and to more recent developments in the literary culture. Focusing on literary icons like A.S. Byatt, John Banville, Margaret Atwood, Umberto Eco, Vladimir Nabokov (but also extending into a less-known regions – geographically as well), they invite reconsideration and reconceptualization of such key notions as “truth”, meaning production, textuality and literary interpretation. This book aims at opening fresh discussion, debate and reflection on the new age reaching beyond postmodernism, and the budding literary mode, whatever labels we might stick to it.

The Cambridge Companion to Travel Writing

After distinguished military service in Crete , Fermor made his career as a travel
writer , finally narrating his account of that epic pre - war walk in A Time of Gifts
and Between the Woods and the Waters . His compendious learning and literary


Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521786522

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 343

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Traces the history of travel writing from the sixteenth century to the present, looks at areas around the world historically conducive to writing, and examines travel writing in conjunction with gender, ethnography, and theory.

Arthurian Literature XXIII

PERLESVAUS Tony Grand Ernst Brügger , writing in 1939 , noted that Le Haut
Livre du Graal , Perlesvaus2 had for long been the Aschenbrödel ( Cinderella ]
among Grail ...

Author: Keith Busby

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 9781843840978

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 176

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The most recent research in matters Arthurian, by leading scholars in the field.

A Season of Gifts

t was nearly Christmas Day by the time we Barnharts left church. The bride and
groom had long fled. What they drove I never knew. The rest of the Burdicks had
hauled Aunt Madge back to the sticks. Brad went off between Mrs. Dowdel and ...

Author: Richard Peck

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101664428

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 208

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One of children's literature's most memorable characters returns in this Christmastime companion to the Newbery Medal-winning A Year Down Yonder and Newbery Honor-winning A Long Way from Chicago. The eccentric, larger-than-life Grandma Dowdel is back in this heart-warming tale. Set 20 years after the events of A Year Down Yonder, it is now 1958 and a new family has moved in next door: a Methodist minister and his wife and kids. Soon Grandma Dowdel will work her particular brand of charm on all of them: ten-year-old Bob Barnhart, who is shy on courage in a town full of bullies; his two fascinating sisters; and even his parents, who are amazed to discover that the last house in town might also be the most vital. As Christmas rolls around, the Barnhart family realizes that they’ve found a true home, and a neighbor who gives gifts that will last a lifetime. “Pitch-perfect prose, laced with humor and poignancy, strong characterization and a clear development of the theme of gifts one person can offer make this one of Peck’s best novels yet—and that’s saying something.”—Kirkus (starred review) “The type of down-home humor and vibrant characterizations Peck fans have come to adore re-emerge in full.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) “With a storyteller's sure tone, Peck has once again created a whole world in one small Illinois town, a place where the folksy wisdom and generosity of one gruff old woman can change lives.”—School Library Journal (starred review) Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year Kirkus Reviews Best Books of the Year Booklist Editors’ Choice

Stories Behind the Great Traditions of Christmas

During Martin Luther's era, Germans latched on to examples found in the stories
of St. Nicholas and Wenceslas. Many of them believed that Christmas gifts should
be given anonymously. So the idea of secretly placing gifts out for friends and ...

Author: Ace Collins

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310873886

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 436

The cheer of a crackling hearth fire. Colorful cards from friends and loved ones. An evergreen tree festooned with ornaments.The golden traditions of Christmas—gifts, wreaths, stockings, carols, mistletoe, and more—infuse our celebration of the season with meaning and glowing memories. And, in ways you may not realize, they point us to the birth of Christ.Stories Behind the Great Traditions of Christmas reveals the people, places, and events that shaped the best-loved customs of this merriest of holidays. Here are spiritual insights, true-life tales, and captivating legends to intrigue you and your family and bring new luster and depth to your celebration of Jesus’ birth. Discover how• after eighteen centuries of all but ignoring the event, churches began to open the door for believers to commemorate Jesus’ incarnation.• the evergreen tree, once a central theme in the worship practices of pagan cultures, came to represent the everlasting love of God.• the magi’s three gifts—gold, frankincense, and myrrh—are filled with spiritual symbolism.The traditions of Christmas lend beauty, awe, and hope to the holiday, causing people all over the world to anticipate it with joy. The stories in this book will warm your heart as you rediscover the true and eternal significance of Christmas.

A Selection of Internal Revenue Service Tax Information Publications

If you buy property on a time - payment plan ( such as a mortgage loan ) that
charges little or no interest , the basis of your property is your purchase price less
the ... If the fair market value was more than the donor ' s basis at the time of gift ...

Author: United States. Internal Revenue Service



Category: Income tax


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The Law Relating to Gifts Trusts and Testamentary Dispositions Among the Mahommedans

Ameer Ali and others , 25 W . R . p . 119 ; In Skarf v . Soulby , 1 M . and G . , the
bill alleged “ that at the time of executing a vo . luntary settlement , the settlor was
in insolvent or in embarrassed circumstances , or indebted to divers persons , " it

Author: Syed Ameer Ali



Category: Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations (Islamic law)

Page: 635

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The Punjab Record

It appears from the record , and it was also aclmitted in argument before us , that
at the time of the gift the donee himself was not in possession of the land . The
land was then held by the plaintiffs , who were co - sharers with him in the Khata .






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Thankfully, for most young children of the 1930s, Christmas represented a
special occasion: a joyous winter vacation, a time of gift giving and presents, and
a time of being with friends and family. Christmas was, and always will be, ...


Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439610444

Category: Photography

Page: 96

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The 1930s were an unparalleled period in American history. Never before or since - and probably never again - has the gamut of human emotions swung so far, and so fast. On October 29, 1929, the stock market crashed and soon after, the nation of plenty was in turmoil and fast becoming a wasteland. No sacred institution was left untouched; banks failed, factories shut down, stores closed, and almost every business seemed paralyzed with economic stagnation. A generation raised in these conditions could not help but be changed by such foreboding circumstances. It was a period in which new trends of thought emerged in economic matters, social activity, and moral conduct - all leaving the pockmark of progress upon the nation's young. This book presents a revealing portrait of one man's life during the Depression. His particular story is derived from a specific location in the state of Alabama; however, it is an intimately familiar tale to anyone who survived that horrible economic period, and to younger generations who have allowed the stories to endure in their family lore.

Fundamentals of the Faith Teacher s Guide

The provision of spiritual gifts (section II) A. The number of spiritual gifts Some
people disagree on the number of ... only at the time of the early church. 1. The
permanent gifts Recall that the purpose of the spiritual gifts is to build up the

Author: Grace Community Church

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 9781575673233

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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This is the teachers guide edition to this great study of the fundamental beliefs of the Christian faith. With topics ranging from “God: His Character and Attributes” to “The Church: Fellowship and Worship,” this study is ideal to disciple new believers or to realize afresh what it means to believe in Jesus. The teachers guide contains all the answers to the 13 lessons taught in the accompanying students edition along with excellent teaching notes to prepare the leader to guide the group.

Estate Retirement Planning Answer Book 2009

A real estate broker gives her daughter land with a basis of $ 50 , 000 . The land
has just been declared a protected wetlands area , so the fair market value at the
time of the gift is $ 20 , 000 . The daughter sells the land the next day for $ 15 ...

Author: William D. Mitchell

Publisher: CCH

ISBN: 9780808091752

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1240

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Estate and Retirement Planning Answer Book (2009 Edition) provides expanded coverage of financial and estate planning strategies for implementing individualized solutions for the special problems associated with retaining accumulated wealth for retirement and estate planning purposes. With its comprehensive two-part approach to the complex issues that link retirement planning and estate planning, Estate and Retirement Planning Answer Book (2009 Edition), includes coverage of such topics as the final minimum distribution rules for individual retirement accounts and qualified plan distributions, the use of insurance as a qualified plan asset, and changes in the law to reflect the latest legislation.