Tounsi's literary work, while varied (poems, short stories, articles and studies specialized in painting) is limited. However, according to the Dictionary of Tunisian Writers, his works were important on the Tunisian cultural scene. One of his most famous pieces of writing was Espace, a collection of short stories published in 1973 and which paved the way to the avant-garde movement.
Tounsi was one of the founders of the National Council for Freedoms, which led to the creation of the Tunisian League of Human Rights. He eventually established a painting career which eclipsed his written one in terms of success.
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... in 1527, and was chosen as town physician at Joachimsthal, a centre of mining and smelting works, his object being partly "to fill in the gaps in the art of healing", and partly to ... attempt to reduce to scientific order the knowledge won by practical work, brought Agricola into notice it contained an approving letter from Erasmus at the ... also with medical, mathematical, theological and historical subjects, his chief historical work being the Dominatores Saxonici a prima origine ad hanc aetatem, published at Freiberg ...
... A speaker of a language unknown to him would be brought in to work with Pike ... He pointed out that sometimes he did more of the work of a horse, other times he did more of the work of a donkey, but he was always both (Headland 2001508) ...
... His work led to the discovery of the first evidence for the use by Palaeolithic man in the Caves of the Mendip Hills ... Balch continued the work from 1904 to 1914, where he led excavations of the entrance passage (1904–15), Witch's Kitchen (Chamber 1) and Hell's Ladder (1926–1927) and the ... The 1911 work found a 4 to 7 feet (1.2–2.1 m) of stratification, mostly dating from the Iron age and sealed into place by Romano-British artefacts ...
... His most famous work, the De re metallica libri xii long remained a standard work, and marks its author as one of the most accomplished chemists of his time ... The work is a complete and systematic treatise on mining and extractive metallurgy, illustrated with many fine and interesting woodcuts which illustrate every conceivable process to extract ores from the ground ... Until that time, Pliny's work Historia Naturalis was the main source of information on metals and mining techniques, and Agricola made numerous references to the Roman encyclopedia ...
... Weorc or Work (Anglo-Saxon leader), who gave his name to Workington or 'Weorc-inga-tun', meaning the 'tun' (settlement) of the 'Weorcingas' (the people of Weorc or Work) ...
Famous quotes containing the word work:
“There is only one art, whose sole criterion is the power, the authenticity, the revelatory insight, the courage and suggestiveness with which it seeks its truth.... Thus, from the standpoint of the work and its worth it is irrelevant to which political ideas the artist as a citizen claims allegiance, which ideas he would like to serve with his work or whether he holds any such ideas at all.”
—Václav Havel (b. 1936)
“Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to do all the work by myself? Tell her then to help me.”
—Bible: New Testament, Luke 10:40.
Martha to Jesus.
“Men are allowed to have passion and commitment for their work ... a woman is allowed that feeling for a man, but not her work.”
—Barbra Streisand (b. 1942)