The Cinnamon Peeler

Michael Ondaatje’s selected poems, The Cinnamon Peeler, brings together poems written between 1963 and 1990, including work from his most recent collection, Secular Love.

The Cinnamon Peeler

Michael Ondaatje’s selected poems, The Cinnamon Peeler, brings together poems written between 1963 and 1990, including work from his most recent collection, Secular Love. These poems bear witness to the extraordinary gifts that have won high praise for this truly original poet and novelist.

A Study Guide for Michael Ondaatje s The Cinnamon Peeler

Michael Ondaatje first published "The Cinnamon Peeler" in 1982 as part of his
book Running in the Family. "The Cinnamon Peeler" appeared later in Ondaatje's
collection Secular Love. As most critics note, this collection was influenced ...

A Study Guide for Michael Ondaatje s  The Cinnamon Peeler

A Study Guide for Michael Ondaatje's "The Cinnamon Peeler," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Poetry for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Poetry for Students for all of your research needs.

Movement and Belonging

Another example of the dialogical element appears in an incident when Mervyn ,
on his way home , offers a lift to a cinnamon peeler . Mervyn enjoys talking to the
man and as the cinnamon peeler ' s “ smell filled the car , he did not want to stop
 ...

Movement and Belonging

The uncertainties and newness that surround us today prompt radical questions about ourselves and our relationship with the external world. How do and can we belong to the places and spaces of today? Movement and Belonging: Lines, Places, and Spaces of Travel describes current realities and suggests ways in which you can define yourself in an ever-changing world. Using the travel writings of V. S. Naipaul, Michael Ondaatje, Patrick White, and D. H. Lawrence, Movement and Belonging demonstrates that «authentic» travel - embracing changing boundaries and cultures - enables you to create sites of belonging where you can find your sense of self.

The Collected Works of Billy the Kid

The Collected Works of Billy the Kid is a virtuoso synthesis of storytelling, history, and myth by a writer who brings us back to our familiar legends with a renewed sense of wonder.

The Collected Works of Billy the Kid

Drawing on contemporary accounts, period photographs, dime novels, and his own prodigious fund of empathy and imagination, Michael Ondaatje's visionary novel traces the legendary outlaw's passage across the blasted landscape of 1880 New Mexico and the collective unconscious of his country. The Collected Works of Billy the Kid is a virtuoso synthesis of storytelling, history, and myth by a writer who brings us back to our familiar legends with a renewed sense of wonder.

Handwriting

"Tumultuous, vibrant, tragic and over too soon." --Newsday Handwriting is Michael Ondaatje's first new book of poetry since The Cinnamon Peeler.

Handwriting

"Tumultuous, vibrant, tragic and over too soon." --Newsday Handwriting is Michael Ondaatje's first new book of poetry since The Cinnamon Peeler. The exquisite poems collected here draw on history, mythology, landscape, and personal memories to weave a rich tapestry of images that reveal the longing for--and expose the anguish over--lost loves, homes, and language, as the poet contemplates scents and gestures and evokes a time when "handwriting occurred on waves, / on leaves, the scripts of smoke" and remembers a woman's "laughter with its / intake of breath. Uhh huh." Crafted with lyrical delicacy and seductive power, Handwriting reminds us of Michael Ondaatje's stature as one of the finest poets writing today.

Strangers Migrants Exiles

As the poem starts “IfI were a cinnamon peeler”, Pesch takes this to mean that “
the narrator slips into the role of the cinnamon peeler, but the context reveals that
the love poem is also an attempt to become Mervyn's companion in conversation”
 ...

Strangers  Migrants  Exiles


Asian Diasporas

Mervyn enjoys talking to the man, and as the cinnamon peeler's "smell filled the
car, he did not want to stop, wanted to take him all the way past the spice gardens
to Kegalle rather than letting him out a mile up the road” (1993: 187).

Asian Diasporas

Asian diasporas are all too often seen in terms of settlement problems in a host nation, where the focus is on issues of crime, housing, employment, racism and related concerns. The essays in this volume view Asian diasporic movements in the context of globalization and global citizenship, in which multiple cultural allegiances, influences and claims together create complex negotiations of identity.Examining a range of cultural documents through which such negotiations are conducted — literature and other forms of writing, media, popular culture, urban spaces, military inscriptions, and so on — the essays in this volume explore the meanings and experiences involved in the two major Asian diasporic movements, those of South and East Asia.

The Story

In a sensual combination of verse and evocative watercolors, a unique poem unfolds into "our dismantled childhoods" and offers readers the opportunity to extend its narrative into their own lives.

The Story

In a sensual combination of verse and evocative watercolors, a unique poem unfolds into "our dismantled childhoods" and offers readers the opportunity to extend its narrative into their own lives.

The Saturday Magazine

The leaves are long and narrow , leaves , the cinnamon - peeler , seated on the
ground , makes shaped like those of the bay tree , with a smooth shining two
parallel cuts up and down the length of the bark , surface , the fibres crossing the
 ...

The Saturday Magazine


Vintage Ondaatje

He has also written several books of poetry, including The Collected Works of
Billy the Kid, There': a Trick with a Km' e I 'm Learning to Do, Secular Love, The
Cinnamon Peeler, and Handwriting. His novel The Englisli Patient won the
Booker ...

Vintage Ondaatje

In his novels, poetry, and memoirs, Booker Prize winner Michael Ondaatje moves from the blasted landscape of Billy the Kid in 1880s New Mexico to the New Orleans jazz world of the legendary Buddy Bolden at the turn of the century, from his native Sri Lanka to the African desert of World War II. Compassionate, lyrical, spellbinding, the work he has created unfolds with mystery and eloquence and enlarges our literature. Included in Vintage Ondaatje are portions of the novels Anil’s Ghost, In the Skin of the Lion, Coming Through Slaughter, and The English Patient; the memoir Running in the Family; sections from The Collected Works of Billy the Kid; and a selection of the poetry. Vintage Readers are a perfect introduction to some of the great modern writers, presented in attractive, affordable paperback editions. From the Trade Paperback edition.

A voyage round the world

... Population — Census — Taxes — The Cinnamon Tree and its Products -
Outlay - Forced Labour - Letter of a Cinnamon Peeler – Number of Castes – A
Cingalese Charm — Table of Roads - Number of Schools — Farewell to Ceylon .

A voyage round the world


Coup Theories and Officers Motives

Another upwardly mobile coastal group is the Salagama or “cinnamon peeler
caste. The Salagama, too, migrated rather late from the Coromandel coast of
India, and they, too, improved their economic and social position under colonial
rule.

Coup Theories and Officers  Motives

Donald Horowitz presents a case study of an attempted military coup in Sri Lanka. On the basis of interviews with twenty-three participants in this attempted coup--a mine of information rarely available for a study like this--he provides first-hand evidence of the way officers' motives interact with social and political conditions to foster coup attempts. Originally published in 1981. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Planter Jack Or The Cinnamon Garden

That's it , ” said Jack ; " only what they call sticks of cinnamon aren't bits of wood ,
only the bark peeled just as we used to peel willow and osiers . Old Ramo's a
famous cinnamon peeler . ” " Ah , very interesting , I dare say , " said Francis .

Planter Jack  Or  The Cinnamon Garden


The State and the Cinnamon Industry in Sri Lanka

The costs are greater because the cinnamon peeler has alternative productive
uses ; we must put a shadow cost ' on using him in cinnamon peeling . Let us
fairly arbitrarily assume that his ' shadow price ' , i . e . his potential value in other
jobs ...

The State and the Cinnamon Industry in Sri Lanka


Memory and Migration

6 Salman Rushdie, Shame (London: J. Cape, 1983). 7 Michael Ondaatje, '
burning Hills,' in The Cinnamon Peeler: Selected Poems (London: Picador, 1989)
, 48. 8 See Amira bojadzija-Dan's contribution to this volume, p. 204. 9 I have
adopted ...

Memory and Migration

Memory plays an integral part in how individuals and societies construct their identity. While memory is usually considered in the context of a stable, unchanging environment, this collection of essays explores the effects of immigration, forced expulsions, exile, banishment, and war on individual and collective memory. The ways in which memory affects cultural representation and historical understanding across generations is examined through case studies and theoretical approaches that underscore its mutability. Memory and Migration is a truly interdisciplinary book featuring the work of leading scholars from a variety of fields across the globe. The essays are collaborative, successfully responding to the central theme and expanding upon the findings of individual authors. A groundbreaking contribution to an emerging field of study, Memory and Migration provides valuable insight into the connections between memory, place, and displacement.

By Its Cover

... Random House, Inc. John Gall, Michel Houellebecq, The Elementary Particles,
Vintage Books, 2001. Used by permission of Vintage Books, a division of
Random House, Inc. Archie Ferguson, Michael Ondaatje, The Cinnamon Peeler,
Alfred ...

By Its Cover

We all know we're not supposed to judge books by their covers, but the truth is that we do just that nearly every time we walk into a bookstore or pull a book off a tightly packed shelf. It's really not something we should be ashamed about, for it reinforces something we sincerely believe: design matters. At its best, book cover design is an art that transcends the publisher's commercial imperativesto reflect both an author's ideas and contemporary cultural values in a vital, intelligent, and beautiful way. In this groundbreaking and lavishly illustrated history, authors Ned Drew and Paul Sternberger establish American book cover design as a tradition of sophisticated, visual excellence that has put shape to our literary landscape. By Its Cover traces the story of the American book cover from its inception as a means of utilitarian protection for the book to its current status as an elaborately produced form of communication art. It is, at once, the intertwined story of American graphic design and American literature, and features the work of such legendary figures as Rockwell Kent, E. McKnight Kauffer, Paul Rand, Alvin Lustig, Rudy deHarak, and Roy Kuhlman along with more recent and contemporary innovators including Push Pin Studios, Chermayeff & Geismar, Karen Goldberg, Chip Kidd, and John Gall.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to American Literature

Besides Running in the Family, Ondaatje is the author of three collections
ofpoems: The Cinnamon Peeler, SecularLove, and There's a Trick with a Knife I'
m Learning to Do. He has also written the novels In the Skin ofa Lion, Coming
Through ...

The Complete Idiot s Guide to American Literature

You're no idiot, of course. You know that Samuel Clemens had a better-known pen name, Moby Dick is a famous whale, and the Raven only said,"Nevermore." But when it comes to understanding the great works of Mark Twain, Herman Melville, and Edgar Allan Poe, you'd rather rent the videos than head to your local library. Don't tear up your library card yet! The Complete Idiot's Guide® to American Literature teaches you all about the rich tradition of American prose and poetry, so you can fully appreciate its magnificent diversity.

Romantic Presences in the Twentieth Century

... and self-promotion.3 In other words, Ondaatje's gifted 1 Michael Ondaatje's
poem 'White Dwarfs' first appeared in Rat Jelly, published 1973, but is taken here
from The Cinnamon Peeler: Selected Poems (London: Bloomsbury, 2004), pp.

Romantic Presences in the Twentieth Century

Concerned with the intermingled thematic and formal preoccupations of Romantic thought and literary practice in works by twentieth-century British, Irish, and American artists, this collection examines the complicated legacy of Romanticism in twentieth-century novels, poetry, and film. Even as key twentieth-century cultural movements have tried to subvert or debunk Romantic narratives of redemptive nature, individualism, perfectibility, and the transcendence of art, the forms and modes of feeling associated with the Romantic period continue to exert a signal influence on the modern moment – both as a source of tension and as creative stimulus. As the essays here show, the exact meaning of the Romantic bequest may be bitterly contested, but it has been difficult to leave behind. The contributors take up a wide range of authors, including Virginia Woolf, F. Scott Fitzgerald, W. H. Auden, Doris Lessing, Seamus Heaney, Hart Crane, William Faulkner, Don DeLillo, and Jonathan Franzen. What emerges from this lively volume is a fuller picture of the persistence and variety of the Romantic period's influence on the twentieth-century.