the hiatus between the appearance of his first three poetry chapbooks between 1975–80 and the next in 1996. American poet and critic Robert Archambeau (Robert Archambeau (poet)) has described his work as 'a poetry of immediate consciousness'. His more recent writings show the effect of the study of Maurice Merleau-Ponty's theory of perception.
sexual activity . Some of the Syriac terms that Ephrem used to describe his community were later used to describe monastic communities, but the assertion that he was monk is anachronistic. Later hagiographers often painted a picture of Ephrem as an extreme ascetic, but the internal evidence of his authentic writings show him to have had a very active role, both within his church community and through witness to those outside of it. Ephrem is venerated as an example of monastic discipline in Eastern Christianity. In the Eastern Orthodox (Eastern Orthodox Church) scheme of hagiography, Ephrem is counted as a ''Venerable Father'' (i.e., a sainted Monk). His feast day is celebrated on 28 January and on the Saturday of the Venerable Fathers (Cheesefare Saturday), which is the Saturday before the beginning of Great Lent. thumb right 250px Bilingual Arabic-French street sign in Alexandria, Egypt. (File:Rue Champollion in Alexandria.JPG) The official language in Egypt is literary Arabic, and it is mandatory in all schools. The most used second languages in Egypt are English and French, which are learned by some elements of the Egyptian upper and upper-middle classes; most Egyptians will mostly learn English and French in addition to Arabic. Private schools have either English or French as the main language of instruction. Egypt participates in the Francophonie. There are two French-speaking universities in the country, the Université Française d'Égypte and the Université Senghor (Senghor University). *UNMOGIP (United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan) in India and Pakistan (5) *UNTSO (United Nations Truce Supervision Organization) in Egypt, Israel, Lebanon and Syria (14) France also pursued close relations with the semi-autonomous Egypt. In 1869 Egyptian workers -under the supervision of France- completed the Suez Canal. A rivalry emerged between France and Britain for control of Egypt, and eventually Britain emerged victorious by buying out the Egyptian share (share (finance))s of the company before the French had time to act. In the post-World War II era French relations with the Arab Middle East reached a very low point. The war in Algeria (Algerian War of Independence) between Muslim fighters and French colonists deeply concerned the rest of the Muslim world. The Algerian fighters received much of their supplies and funding from Egypt and other Arab powers, much to France's displeasure. Most damaging to Franco-Arab relations, however, was the Suez Crisis. It greatly diminished France's reputation in the region. France openly supported the Israeli attack on the Sinai peninsula, and was working against Nasser, then a popular figure in the Middle East. The Suez Crisis also made France and the United Kingdom look again like imperialist (imperialism) powers attempting to impose their will upon weaker nations. *1957 – Felix Wankel's first working prototype (DKM 54) of the Wankel engine runs at the NSU (NSU Motorenwerke AG) research and development department ''Versuchsabteilung TX'' in Germany *1958 – Egypt and Syria merge to form the United Arab Republic, which lasts until 1961. *1960 – Four black students stage the first of the Greensboro sit-ins at a lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina. *1944 – Merrill's Marauders: The Marauders begin their 1,000 mile journey through Japanese occupied Burma. *1945 – Egyptian Premier Ahmed Maher Pasha is killed in Parliament (Parliament of Egypt) after reading a decree. *1968 – Vietnam War: The Tet Offensive is halted; South Vietnam recaptures Hué. *1957 – Ngo Dinh Diem of South Vietnam survives a communist (Vietcong) shooting assassination attempt in Ban Me Thuot. *1958 – Egypt and Syria join to form the United Arab Republic. *1959 – Lee Petty wins the first Daytona 500. thumb Frederick Douglass with his second wife Helen Pitts Douglass (File:Douglass Helen Eva Frederick.jpg) (sitting). The woman standing is her sister Eva Pitts. In 1884, Douglass married again, to Helen Pitts (Helen Pitts Douglass), a white feminist from Honeoye, New York. Pitts was the daughter of Gideon Pitts, Jr., an abolitionist colleague and friend of Douglass. A graduate of Mount Holyoke College (then called Mount Holyoke Female Seminary), she worked on a radical feminist publication named ''Alpha'' while living in Washington, D.C. The couple faced a storm of controversy with their marriage, since Pitts was both white and nearly 20 years younger than Douglass. Her family stopped speaking to her; his family connection was bruised, as his children felt his marriage was a repudiation of their mother. But feminist Elizabeth Cady Stanton congratulated the couple. Frederick Douglass biography at winningthevote.org. Retrieved October 3, 2006. Douglass responded to the criticisms by saying that his first marriage had been to someone the color of his mother, and his second to someone the color of his father. Commons:Category:Egypt WikiPedia:Egypt Dmoz:Regional Africa Egypt
Renaissance, such as Langston Hughes, who was in the 1930s a supporter of the Soviet Union and praised it in several of his poems. Despite much common ground with the Old Right in domestic and foreign policy, Hurston was not a social conservative. Her writings show skepticism toward traditional religion and affinity for feminist individualism. In this respect, her views were similar to two libertarian (Libertarianism) novelists who were her contemporaries, Rose Wilder Lane and Isabel
some historians argue he knew he had found a land between Europe and Asia, Sale, Kirkpatrick (1991). ''The Conquest of Paradise: Christopher Columbus and the Columbian Legacy''. ISBN 9781845111540. pp. 204–209 most of his writings show he thought he reached the eastern coast of Asia.