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The Zahir

'The Zahir', Paulo Coelho's new novel available in paperback for the first time, incorporates exclusive new content including an extra section containing interviews with Paulo and plenty of information for those for whom the book just wasn ...

Author : Paulo Coelho

Release : 2006

Publisher : HarperCollins UK

ISBN : 0007220855

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The Zahir, Paulo Coelho's new novel available in paperback for the first time, incorporates exclusive new content including an extra section containing interviews with Paulo and plenty of information for those for whom the book just wasn't enough. It begins with a glimpse or a passing thought. It ends in obsession. One day a renowned author discovers that his wife, a war correspondent, has disappeared leaving no trace. Though time brings more success and new love, he remains mystified - and increasingly fascinated - by her absence. Was she kidnapped, blackmailed, or simply bored with their marriage ? The unrest she causes is as strong as the attraction she exerts. His search for her - and for the truth of his own life - takes him from France to Spain, Croatia and, eventually, the bleakly beautiful landscape of Central Asia. More than that, it takes him from the safety of his world to a totally unknown path, searching for a new understanding of the nature of love and the power of destiny. With The Zahir, Paulo Coelho demonstrates his powerful and captivating storytelling.

The Zahir: A Novel of Obsession

‘The Zahir’, Paulo Coelho's novel, now available in ebook , incorporates exclusive new content including an extra section containing interviews with Paulo and plenty of information for those for whom the book just wasn't enough.

Author : Paulo Coelho

Release : 2011-04-28

Publisher : HarperCollins UK

ISBN : 0007379943

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‘The Zahir’, Paulo Coelho's novel, now available in ebook , incorporates exclusive new content including an extra section containing interviews with Paulo and plenty of information for those for whom the book just wasn't enough.


The lead pellets sheared the left arm from the Zahir and erased the look on Al's
face. A look that would haunt Lou forever. Jules was back on her feet now, pulling
at Lou, trying to physically lift him. Tears streamed down her dirt streaked face as

Author : Gregory Saunders

Release : 2008-05-01

Publisher :

ISBN : 0615207553

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Woe to any that wake the Zahir! The one with the evil-eye. Deep in the Amazon there resides a tribe never before encountered by modern man and only rumored to exist by the native Yanomamo. The Zallu! In the heart of the forest they live in harmony with nature, expending their lives in the service of the Mother. Small in stature and meek of temperament, true gathers with no weapons and no need to kill. Yet now the Mother is threatened. The tall ones have come with their mechanical demons that eat tress and scar the land. The Zallu have nothing to give in her defense; nothing except their lives. The Zallu are the keepers and the protectors! And they hide a great secret. They know of the creature known as a Zahir. A monster that knows only one desire; To kill. Visit

The Scorpions of Zahir

Yet he hadn't even mentioned it to Zagora or Duncan. Her father gave a
tremulous sigh.“Things went badly in the desert. A few weeks after we started
excavating, Pitblade chartered a plane to survey Zahir from the air. The plane
crashed in the ...

Author : Christine Brodien-Jones

Release : 2012-07-10

Publisher : Delacorte Books for Young Readers

ISBN : 0375897496

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Zagora Pym has always wanted to be a desert explorer. Her father, Charlie Pym, is exactly that, and she's always loved to look over his maps of far away exotic places. One day she'd be trekking through the deserts of Africa and China, discovering hidden treasures from lost tribes. But Zagora would never have guessed that her chance to prove herself would come so soon. Like most adventures, it starts with a mysterious letter. The question is, how will this adventure end? Zagora's dreams of desert exploration are about to come ture, but are she and her father and brother being followed? And will they ever make it back to civilization?

The New Digital Shoreline

Zahir, but there can only be a single Zahir at any given time. In the story, a coin
representing freewill becomes a Zahir. It fills the main character's dreams and
eventually his waking moments, too. He decides to break the obsession and free

Author : Roger McHaney

Release : 2012-02-27

Publisher : Stylus Publishing, LLC.

ISBN : 9781579226022

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Two seismic forces beyond our control – the advent of Web 2.0 and the inexorable influx of tech-savvy Millennials on campus – are shaping what Roger McHaney calls “The New Digital Shoreline” of higher education. Failure to chart its contours, and adapt, poses a major threat to higher education as we know it. These forces demand that we as educators reconsider the learning theories, pedagogies, and practices on which we have depended, and modify our interactions with students and peers—all without sacrificing good teaching, or lowering standards, to improve student outcomes. Achieving these goals requires understanding how the indigenous population of this new shoreline is different. These students aren’t necessarily smarter or technologically superior, but they do have different expectations. Their approaches to learning are shaped by social networking and other forms of convenient, computer-enabled and mobile communication devices; by instant access to an over-abundance of information; by technologies that have conferred the ability to personalize and customize their world to a degree never seen before; and by time-shifting and time-slicing. As well as understanding students’ assumptions and expectations, we have no option but to familiarize ourselves with the characteristics and applications of Web 2.0—essentially a new mind set about how to use Internet technologies around the concepts of social computing, social media, content sharing, filtering, and user experience. Roger McHaney not only deftly analyzes how Web 2.0 is shaping the attitudes and motivations of today’s students, but guides us through the topography of existing and emerging digital media, environments, applications, platforms and devices – not least the impact of e-readers and tablets on the future of the textbook – and the potential they have for disrupting teacher-student relationships; and, if appropriately used, for engaging students in their learning. This book argues for nothing less than a reinvention of higher education to meet these new realities. Just adding technology to our teaching practices will not suffice. McHaney calls for a complete rethinking of our practice of teaching to meet the needs of this emerging world and envisioning ourselves as connected, co-learners with our students.

The Life Before Us

I remember my despair when I realized that nothing could save me; the sheer
relief of knowing that I was not to blame for my predicament; the envy I felt for
those whose Zahir was not a coin, but a piece of marble, or a tiger. How easy it
would ...

Author : Romain Gary

Release : 1986

Publisher : New Directions Publishing

ISBN : 9780811209618

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Momo, an orphaned Arab boy, struggles to help Madame Rosa, a dying former prostitute and survivor of Auschwitz, whose Paris boarding-house has sheltered other prostitutes' children.

The Zahir LP

When his war correspondent wife goes missing with a friend who may be a lover, a celebrity novelist comes under suspicion until the friend reappears and invites him to undertake a spiritual journey to Kazakhstan.

Author : Paulo Coelho

Release : 2007-01-23

Publisher : Harper Collins

ISBN : 0061253081

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When his war correspondent wife goes missing with a friend who may be a lover, a celebrity novelist comes under suspicion until the friend reappears and invites him to undertake a spiritual journey to Kazakhstan.

Borges Beyond the Visible

“Borges” announces that he came across the Zahir months before and that he, as
he writes, is struggling to hold on to his identity: “[a]ún, siquiera parcialmente, soy
Borges” (still, if only partially, I am Borges [1:892]).80 What follows this peculiar ...

Author : Max Ubelaker Andrade

Release : 2020-05-11

Publisher : Penn State Press

ISBN : 0271084049

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Borges Beyond the Visible presents radically new readings of some of Jorge Luis Borges’s most celebrated stories. Max Ubelaker Andrade shows how Borges employed intertextual puzzles to transform his personal experiences with blindness, sexuality, and suicide while allowing readers to sense the transformative power of their own literary imaginations. In readings of “Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius,” “El Aleph,” and “El Zahir,” Ubelaker Andrade argues that Borges, considering his own impending blindness, borrowed from Islam’s prohibitions on visual representation to create a “literary theology”—a religion focused on the contradictions of literary existence and the unstable complexities of a visual world perceived without everyday sight. Embracing these contradictions allowed Borges to transform his relationships with sex, sexuality, and family in multilayered stories such as “Emma Zunz,” “La intrusa,” and “El jardín de senderos que se bifurcan.” Yet these liberating transformations, sometimes offered to the reader as a paradoxical “gift of death,” are complicated by “La salvación por las obras,” a story built around Borges’s relationship with a suicidal reader and the woman to whom they were both connected. The epilogue presents “Místicos del Islam,” an unpublished essay draft by Borges, as a key source of insight into an irreverent, iconoclastic writing practice based on a profound faith in fiction. Compelling and clear, Borges Beyond the Visible is a revelatory examination of the work of one of the most influential authors of the twentieth century. It opens up exciting areas of inquiry for scholars, students, and readers of Borges.


Selected Stories & Other Writings Jorge Luis Borges Donald A. Yates, James
East Irby. The Zahir In Buenos Aires the Zahir is an ordinary coin worth twenty
centavos . The letters N T and the number 2 are scratched as if with a razor -
blade or ...

Author : Jorge Luis Borges

Release : 2007

Publisher : New Directions Publishing

ISBN : 9780811216999

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A new edition of a classic work by a late forefront Argentinean writer features the 1964 augmented original text and is complemented by a biographical essay, a tribute to the writer's body of work, and a chronology of his life. Reprint.

The Mythmaker

—dark light and black sun—both of which combine basic symbols of Zahir and
Aleph. He then says that leaving Teodelina's house and buying a caña (an
alcoholic drink) comprises oxymoron, adding that the circumstance is
augmentedby the ...

Author : Carter Wheelock

Release : 2013-12-06

Publisher : University of Texas Press

ISBN : 0292785704

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Readers who are intrigued, though often mystified, by the intellectual fantasies of Jorge Luis Borges will find this book a revelation, a skeleton key to one of the most fundamental and baffling aspects of Borges’s fictions: the pattern of symbolism with an inner meaning. Carter Wheelock’s study reduces a number of literary and intellectual abstractions to concrete terms, enabling the reader to understand Borges’s fantasies in ways that show them to be not so fantastic after all. Indeed, they are amazingly consistent and minutely accurate in their symbolic depiction of the magic universe of the mind. Wheelock also discusses the affinity between Borges’s philosophical idealism and his “esthetic of the intelligence,” the relationship between these and the esthetic ideas of French Symbolism, and the influence on his fictions of the Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám. Why is it that this “writer’s writer” from the Argentine—erudite, allusive, elusive—has attracted such international attention? In Wheelock’s opinion, it is because he has symbolized in his short stories the fundamental form of the human consciousness, the functioning of the imaginative (world-creating) mechanism, and the eternal battle between form and chaos. The Mythmaker is concerned with elucidating the particulars of Borges’s fictional works, but even as it does so it also reveals their universality.

A Personal Anthology

I need not publicly plumb the depth of my feelings; I recall my despair when I
realized that nothing could save me now, my essential relief in knowing that I was
not to blame for my misfortune, the envy I felt toward those whose Zahir was not a

Author : Jorge Luis Borges

Release : 1967

Publisher : Grove Press

ISBN : 9780802130778

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Prose and poetry.

Muslim Identities

One of the central themes and interpretive strategies in Islamic mystical writings
is the dichotomy between the zahir (external or exoteric) and the batin (internal or
esoteric). This dichotomy is essential to the notion that there exists some thing or

Author : Aaron W. Hughes

Release : 2013-04-09

Publisher : Columbia University Press

ISBN : 0231531923

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Rather than focus solely on theological concerns, this well-rounded introduction takes an expansive view of Islamic ideology, culture, and tradition, sourcing a range of historical, sociological, and literary perspectives. Neither overly critical nor apologetic, this book reflects the rich diversity of Muslim identities across the centuries and counters the unflattering, superficial portrayals of Islam that are shaping public discourse today. Aaron W. Hughes uniquely traces the development of Islam in relation to historical, intellectual, and cultural influences, enriching his narrative with the findings, debates, and methodologies of related disciplines, such as archaeology, history, and Near Eastern studies. Hughes's work challenges the dominance of traditional terms and concepts in religious studies, recasting religion as a set of social and cultural facts imagined, manipulated, and contested by various actors and groups over time. Making extensive use of contemporary identity theory, Hughes rethinks the teaching of Islam and religions in general and helps facilitate a more critical approach to Muslim sources. For readers seeking a non-theological, unbiased, and richly human portrait of Islam, as well as a strong grasp of Islamic study's major issues and debates, this textbook is a productive, progressive alternative to more classic surveys.

Perplexities of Consciousness

This is not as though the Zahir were crystal, because it is not a matter of one face
being superimposed upon another; rather, it is as though my eyesight were
spherical, with the Zahir in the center. —Jorge Luis Borges, “The Zahir” (1949/
1962) i ...

Author : Eric Schwitzgebel

Release : 2011-01-28

Publisher : MIT Press

ISBN : 0262295083

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A philosopher argues that we know little about our own inner lives. Do you dream in color? If you answer Yes, how can you be sure? Before you recount your vivid memory of a dream featuring all the colors of the rainbow, consider that in the 1950s researchers found that most people reported dreaming in black and white. In the 1960s, when most movies were in color and more people had color television sets, the vast majority of reported dreams contained color. The most likely explanation for this, according to the philosopher Eric Schwitzgebel, is not that exposure to black-and-white media made people misremember their dreams. It is that we simply don't know whether or not we dream in color. In Perplexities of Consciousness, Schwitzgebel examines various aspects of inner life (dreams, mental imagery, emotions, and other subjective phenomena) and argues that we know very little about our stream of conscious experience. Drawing broadly from historical and recent philosophy and psychology to examine such topics as visual perspective, and the unreliability of introspection, Schwitzgebel finds us singularly inept in our judgments about conscious experience.

The Hedaya, Or Guide

If, however, the plaintiff prove that he is possessed of wealth, the Kazee must in
that case imprison the debtor, under any of the above circumstances. — The
distinctions here stated are from the Zahir Rawayet. — It is said, by other
authorities, ...

Author : ʻAlī ibn Abī Bakr Marghīnānī

Release : 1870

Publisher :


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Translated ... by C. Hamilton. with preface and index by S. G. Grady.

Digest of Moohummudan Law on the Subjects to which it is Usually Applied by British Courts of Justice in India

... without proof , as a person in possession ; while others have said that the
former is one who insists for what is not zahir or apparent ; ' and the latter one
who insists for what is zahir or apparent . ' 3 And Moobummud has said in the
Asul that ...

Author : Neil Benjamin Edmonstone Baillie

Release : 1875

Publisher :


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Chapter Thirteen Shici Hermeneutics Shicism emphasizes the inner reality ( batin
) of all things , which complements and is the " source " of the outward ( zahir ) .
Not only the sacred text but also the world of nature possesses both a batin and ...

Author : ?usain Na?r

Release : 1988-01-01

Publisher : SUNY Press

ISBN : 9780887066894

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This is an anthology of the most significant writing on the doctrinal, intellectual, and spiritual dimensions of Shicism. The works included here foster an interpretive understanding of Shicism in its dogmatic and cognitive aspects. The intent of this book is to balance the attention that has been focused on the political aspect of Shicism. Shicism is often seen, not only as an essentially political phenomenon, but as a creed of violence. Understanding Shicism in its total reality will encourage a more balanced approach to issues which are viewed mostly politically. While not denying the importance of political manifestations, this book offers an understanding of the often neglected religious beliefs and spiritual practices of this world community.

Borges and His Fiction

... and convey a vivid glimpse of grand totalities, be these the mystical, unitary
revelations of "The God's Script," "The Zahir," and "The Aleph" or the
multitudinous adventures, attitudes, and personalities of a universal wanderer in "
The Immortal.

Author : Gene H. Bell-Villada

Release : 2010-06-28

Publisher : University of Texas Press

ISBN : 0292782934

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From reviews of the first edition: "A compulsively readable account of the life and works of our greatest...writer of fantasy. With a keen appreciation of Borges himself and a pleasant disregard for the critical clichés, Bell-Villada tells us all we really want to know about the modern master-from pronouncing his name to understanding the stories." —New York Daily News "Of the scores of Borges studies by now published in English, Bell-Villada's excellent book stands out as one of the freshest and most generally helpful.... Lay readers and specialists alike will find his book a valuable and highly readable companion to Ficciones and El Aleph." —Choice Since its first publication in 1981, Borges and His Fiction has introduced the life and works of this Argentinian master-writer to an entire generation of students, high school and college teachers, and general readers. Responding to a steady demand for an updated edition, Gene H. Bell-Villada has significantly revised and expanded the book to incorporate new information that has become available since Borges' death in 1986. In particular, he offers a more complete look at Borges and Peronism and Borges' personal experiences of love and mysticism, as well as revised interpretations of some of Borges' stories. As before, the book is divided into three sections that examine Borges' life, his stories in Ficciones and El Aleph, and his place in world literature.

The Moohummudan Law of Sale, According to the Huneefeea Code: from the Futawa Alumgeeree

And though the purchaser were himself alone the slayer , still he would have no
right to compensation for the defect , according to the Zahir Rewayut , though
Aboo Yoosuf by another report differed from this opinion . * If , on the other hand ,
the ...

Author : Neil Benjamin Edmonstone Baillie

Release : 1850

Publisher : London : Smith, Elder


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Islamic Imperial Law

The fact that the new legal system is presented in a written and structured form
and at the same time is based in form and content on a system which in turn was
imperial2 certainly confirms the imperial character of the Zahir alriwaya. Another

Author : Benjamin Jokisch

Release : 2007-01-01

Publisher : Walter de Gruyter

ISBN : 311092434X

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Despite the historical and contemporary significance of the Sharia, it has not yet been possible to solve the puzzle of its origins. Whereas previous research has postulated a greater or lesser degree of endogenous Islamic development, the present study reaches a different conclusion, namely that at the end of the 8th century Muslim state lawyers in Baghdad codified an Islamic “Imperial Law”, oriented strongly towards Roman-Byzantine law. It is part of an Islamic-Byzantine context, and can only be explained against this intercultural background.