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6/19/2008
Literary Awards Welcome Release of Lost History of Royal Cambodian Dance


In the midst of a Southeast Asian warzone, Paul Cravath conducted groundbreaking research on Cambodia's sacred royal dancers. Thirty years later, the Kiriyama Prize and Nautilus Awards have recognized his newly released book: Earth in Flower- The Divine Mystery of the Cambodian Dance Drama.

Earth in Flower - Kiriyama Prize Notable Book and Nautilus Book Awards Winner

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2/29/2008
Earth in Flower: Lost History of Cambodian Dance Featured on Publishers Weekly Cover


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2/21/2008
Earth in Flower: Lost History of Cambodian Royal Dancers Reappears


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Asian Theater Journal
By Toni Shapiro-Phim
Sprint 2009
Volume 26, Number 1
E-ISSN: 1527-2109
Print ISSN: 0742-5457
DOI: 10.1353/atj.0.0020. 
Earth in Flower - The Divine Mystery of the Cambodian Dance Drama as reviewed in Asian Theater Journal by Toni Shapiro-Phim of the Khmer Arts Academy.
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Cambodia's Lost Dance Troupe
By Alex Salkever
Spring 2008
Review from Kaunana, The Research Publication of the University of Hawaii. This article by Editor Alex Salkever reveals new information about Earth in Flower and the importance of its impact on history.
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Mensa Bulletin
By Tom Elliott
June 2008
Mensa Bulletin is the official journal of American Mensa, a society that welcomes people from every walk of life whose IQ is in the top 2% of the population, with the objective of enjoying each other's company and participating in a wide range of social and cultural activities.
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Luther College scholar preserves Cambodian dance history
In 1975, Paul Cravath escaped a warzone to preserve the history of the sacred Cambodian dance tradition, now published in the book Earth in Flower.
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Chatfield native speaks on Royal Cambodian Dance at first Author's Night
Chatfield native author Paul Cravath speaks about his warzone research on Cambodian dance in Phnom Penh in 1975 and his new book Earth in Flower.
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Cambodian dance blossoms in Earth in Flower
For Paul Cravath, Cambodia conjures up images of beauty and death. Cravath went there to conduct research on Cambodian dance in 1975 at the start of the war featured in the film, The Killing Fields.
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Minnesota Native Documents Cambodian Dance
In 1975, Paul Cravath researched Cambodian dance in the midst of a warzone. Then, his work dropped out sight for twenty years before being republished as Earth in Flower.
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Publisher's Weekly Cover
PMA - (The Independent Book Publishers Association) selected Earth in Flower from among 90 titles to feature on the cover of Publisher's Weekly - February 25, 2008 issue.
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Earth in Flower
The Divine Mystery of the Cambodian Dance Drama
by Paul Cravath

Publisher:  
 DatASIA, Inc.
Release:    May 2008
ISBN:   978-1-934431-28-3
Edition:   First Edition
Format:   7x10 inches - 544 pages
Includes bibliography and index.
Binding:   Case bound, Smyth sewn
Illustrations:   188 B&W photos, paintings and
engravings + 7 color photos
Text:   70# acid-free matt coated stock
Price:   $128
Distributors:   Baker & Taylor, et al.

BISAC Headings:
           DRA005000 DRAMA/Asian
           PER003000 PERFORMING ARTS/Dance
           HIS048000 HISTORY/Asia/Southeast Asia
           SOC028000 SOCIAL SCIENCE/Women's Studies

 

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Advance copies of Earth in Flower will be on display at the Combined Book Exhibit booth in the following shows in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom:
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March 25-29, 2008 External Website - Opens in New WindowPublic Library Association
April 14-16, 2008 External Website - Opens in New WindowLondon Book Fair
April 15-18, 2008 External Website - Opens in New WindowTexas Library Association
April 23-24, 2008 External Website - Opens in New WindowFlorida Library Association
April 24-26, 2008 External Website - Opens in New WindowPennsylvania School Library Association
April 28-30, 2008 External Website - Opens in New WindowConnecticut Library Association
April 29-30, 2008 External Website - Opens in New WindowNew Jersey Library Association
May 29-June 1, 2008 External Website - Opens in New WindowBookExpo America
June 15-16, 2008 External Website - Opens in New WindowBookExpo Canada
June 28-July 1, 2008 External Website - Opens in New WindowAmerican Library Association Annual

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