Reading the World

The integration in McCarthy's works of the surface texture , of seeing the world ,
with his allegorical or metaphorical delving beyond the transitory and the
mundane constitutes his essential vision : his reading of the world . For McCarthy
this ...

Author: Dianne C. Luce

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 1570038244

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 314

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In Reading the World Dianne C. Luce explores the historical and philosophical contexts of Cormac McCarthy's early works crafted during his Tennessee period from 1959 to 1979 to demonstrate how McCarthy integrates literary realism with the imagery and myths of Platonic, gnostic, and existentialist philosophies to create his unique vision of the world. Luce begins with a substantial treatment of the east Tennessee context from which McCarthy's fiction emerges, sketching an Appalachian culture and environment in flux. Against this backdrop Luce examines, novel by novel, McCarthy's distinctive rendering of character through mixed narrative techniques of flashbacks, shifts in vantage point, and dream sequences. Luce shows how McCarthy's fragmented narration and lyrical style combine to create a rich portrayal of the philosophical and religious elements at play in human consciousness as it confronts a world rife with isolation and violence.

Reading the World

Just like the world itself, the international literary landscape has long been a
contested and rather unequally represented domain. Since Goethe focused the
attention of the European literation the concept of reading across national
boundaries ...

Author: Ann Morgan

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448181568

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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In 2012, the world arrived in London for the Olympics...and Ann Morgan went out to meet it. She read her way around all the globe’s 196 independent countries (plus one extra), sampling one book from every nation. It wasn't easy. Many languages have next to nothing translated into English; there are tiny, tucked-away places where very little is written down at all; some governments don't like to let works of art leak out to corrupt Westerners. Her literary adventures shed light on the issues that affect us all: personal, political, national and global. Using her quest as a starting point, this book explores questions such as: What is cultural heritage? How do we define national identity? Is it possible to overcome censorship and propaganda? And how can we celebrate, challenge and change our remarkable world?

Reading the World

It is remarkable how easily Iser's comments about reading modern novels could
be applied to reading the scholastic ... of text, reader, and world untenable” (John
Dagenais, The Ethics of Reading in Manuscript Culture: Glossing the “Libro de ...

Author: Mary Franklin-Brown

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226260686

Category: History

Page: 446

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The thirteenth century saw such a proliferation of new encyclopedic texts that more than one scholar has called it the “century of the encyclopedias.” Variously referred to as a speculum, thesaurus, or imago mundi—the term encyclopedia was not commonly applied to such books until the eighteenth century—these texts were organized in such a way that a reader could easily locate a collection of authoritative statements on any given topic. Because they reproduced, rather than simply summarized, parts of prior texts, these compilations became libraries in miniature. In this groundbreaking study, Mary Franklin-Brown examines writings in Latin, Catalan, and French that are connected to the encyclopedic movement: Vincent of Beauvais’s Speculum maius; Ramon Llull’s Libre de meravelles, Arbor scientiae, and Arbre de filosofia d’amor; and Jean de Meun’s continuation of the Roman de la Rose. Franklin-Brown analyzes the order of knowledge in these challenging texts, describing the wide-ranging interests, the textual practices—including commentary, compilation, and organization—and the diverse discourses that they absorb from preexisting classical, patristic, and medieval writing. She also demonstrates how these encyclopedias, like libraries, became “heterotopias” of knowledge—spaces where many possible ways of knowing are juxtaposed. But Franklin-Brown’s study will not appeal only to historians: she argues that a revised understanding of late medievalism makes it possible to discern a close connection between scholasticism and contemporary imaginative literature. She shows how encyclopedists employed the same practices of figuration, narrative, and citation as poets and romanciers, while much of the difficulty of the imaginative writing of this period derives from a juxtaposition of heterogeneous discourses inspired by encyclopedias. With rich and innovative readings of texts both familiar and neglected, Reading the World reveals how the study of encyclopedism can illuminate both the intellectual work and the imaginative writing of the scholastic age.

Reading the World s Stories

These books are supplemented by a smaller number of culturally appropriate books from the US to help fill in gaps from underrepresented countries. The organization of the guide is geographic by region and country.

Author: Annette Y. Goldsmith

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442270862

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 300

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Reading the World’s Stories is volume 5 in the Bridges to Understanding series of annotated international youth literature bibliographies sponsored by the United States Board on Books for Young People. USBBY is the United States chapter of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY), a Switzerland-based nonprofit whose mission is bring books and children together. The series promotes sharing international children’s books as a way to facilitate intercultural understanding and meet new literary voices. This volume follows Children’s Books from Other Countries (1998), The World though Children’s Books (2002), Crossing Boundaries with Children’s Books (2006), and Bridges to Understanding: Envisioning the World through Children’s Books (2011) and acts as a companion book to the earlier titles. Centered around the theme of the importance of stories, the guide is a resource for discovering more recent global books that fit many reading tastes and educational needs for readers aged 0-18 years. Essays by storyteller Anne Pellowski, author Beverley Naidoo, and academic Marianne Martens offer a variety of perspectives on international youth literature. This latest installment in the series covers books published from 2010-2014 and includes English-language imports as well as translations of children’s and young adult literature first published outside of the United States. These books are supplemented by a smaller number of culturally appropriate books from the US to help fill in gaps from underrepresented countries. The organization of the guide is geographic by region and country. All of the more than 800 entries are recommended, and many of the books have won awards or achieved other recognition in their home countries. Forty children’s book experts wrote the annotations. The entries are indexed by author, translator, illustrator, title, and subject. Back matter also includes international book awards, important organizations and research collections, and a selected directory of publishers known for publishing books from other countries.

Book of the Fourth World

A classic of world literature, this 16th-century work sets out a story of evolution understood by Europe only hundreds of years later; its natural philosophy is now being defended, as a way of life critical to that of the planet itself, in ...

Author: Gordon Brotherston

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 0521307600

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 478

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At the time of its "discovery", the American continent was identified as the Fourth World of our planet. Today the term has been taken up again by its "Indian" or native peoples to describe their own world - both its threatened present condition and its political history, which stretches back thousands of years before Columbus. Using indigenous sources as primary sources, Book of the Fourth World explores the landscapes and chronologies of this world as they have been seen and interpreted from the inside. Mapping the continent by this literary means, it pays particular attention to the well-documented traditions of the Nahuatl (Aztec) and Maya to the north of the isthmus, and of the Quechua-speaking Inca to the South. According to both the literary evidence and the testimony of native Americans themselves, notably at the Quito Conference of July 1990, an underlying coherence is to be found in the creation story told in the "bible of America", the Popol vuh of the Quiche Maya. A classic of world literature, this 16th-century work sets out a story of evolution understood by Europe only hundreds of years later; its natural philosophy is now being defended, as a way of life critical to that of the planet itself, in the tropical forests of the Amazon. Taking a skeptical view of the 1992 quincentenary and respecting the testimony of the Indians themselves, this study brings together a wide range of evidence from what is now Latin and Anglo America. In doing so, it offers detailed analyses of texts ranging far back into the centuries of civilized life that antedated Columbus.

A Reader on Reading

In this major collection of his essays, Alberto Manguel, whom George Steiner has called “the Casanova of reading,” argues that the activity of reading, in its broadest sense, defines our species. “We come into the world intent on ...

Author: Alberto Manguel

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300163049

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 450

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In this major collection of his essays, Alberto Manguel, whom George Steiner has called “the Casanova of reading,” argues that the activity of reading, in its broadest sense, defines our species. “We come into the world intent on finding narrative in everything,” writes Manguel, “landscape, the skies, the faces of others, the images and words that our species create.” Reading our own lives and those of others, reading the societies we live in and those that lie beyond our borders, reading the worlds that lie between the covers of a book are the essence of A Reader on Reading. The thirty-nine essays in this volume explore the crafts of reading and writing, the identity granted to us by literature, the far-reaching shadow of Jorge Luis Borges, to whom Manguel read as a young man, and the links between politics and books and between books and our bodies. The powers of censorship and intellectual curiosity, the art of translation, and those “numinous memory palaces we call libraries” also figure in this remarkable collection. For Manguel and his readers, words, in spite of everything, lend coherence to the world and offer us “a few safe places, as real as paper and as bracing as ink,” to grant us room and board in our passage.

Reading the World

Offers a collection of eighty of Northrop Frye's essays, reviews, editorials, sermons, addresses, and other occasional pieces.

Author: Northrop Frye

Publisher: New York : P. Lang

ISBN: UVA:X002036924

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 416

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Offers a collection of eighty of Northrop Frye's essays, reviews, editorials, sermons, addresses, and other occasional pieces.

Reading the Literary Island

Robinson Crusoe , in contrast , closes the gap between the child and the world
by doing away with the mediation of les signes représentans . Diana Loxley
emphasizes this point , arguing that for Rousseau , the singular value of Defoe's
novel ...

Author: Kathrine Merrie Bonin

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:C3487864

Category:

Page: 456

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Reading the World

"Reading the World: An Introduction helps students see that the normal, familiar aspects of their everyday life frequently have unexpected and startling dimensions.

Author: Rafael F. Narvaez

Publisher: Cognella Academic Publishing

ISBN: 1626611904

Category:

Page: 156

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""Reading the World: An Introduction" helps students see that the normal, familiar aspects of their everyday life frequently have unexpected and startling dimensions. Students learn to uncover layers of meaning that are often hard to discern in things, choices, and events in the world around them. "Reading the World" helps students understand how and why the familiar can be deceptive. "Reading the World" introduces students to the social forces that structure life in modern society and that are nevertheless hard to spontaneously identify. It outlines the ways in which these forces affect the ideas, identities, and life courses of individuals and groups. Through the exploration of topics such as the social construction of reality, deviance, the sociology of the body, and the sociology of race "Reading the World" encourages literacy about society and power. "Reading the World" is designed for courses in the social sciences, particularly those that emphasize critique and analysis of ideology including introductory courses in sociology, social psychology, and social theory. Rafael F. Narvaez earned a Ph.D. in sociology at The New School for Social Research in New York. He is an assistant professor of sociology at Winona State University in Minnesota. His research interests include the intersections of sociology, psychology, and biology. Recent publications include "Embodied Collective Memory: The Making and Unmaking of Human Nature" (2013) and ""The Study of Bio-Psycho-Social Memory"" (forthcoming)."

The World Book Encyclopedia

Study aids Related articles in World Book include : Directors and performers
Aldridge , Ira Guthrie , Sir Tyrone Anderson ... Reading and Study Guide See
Shakespeare , William , in the Research Guide / Index , Volume 22 , for a
Reading and ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015031826616

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: 542

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An encyclopedia designed especially to meet the needs of elementary, junior high, and senior high school students.

World of Reading

This manual provides important information about the purpose of the Unit Skills
Test . It also provides directions for administering the Unit Skills Test and using
the results . World of Reading Tests World of Reading offers six basic types of
tests ...

Author: P. David Pearson

Publisher:

ISBN: 0663474191

Category: Reading

Page:

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Writing about the World

book are reading based . The most important of these is the reading journal , an
assignment that is aimed at helping you develop your reading , writing , and
thinking skills , while helping you see how the readings relate to you and your
own ...

Author: Susan McLeod

Publisher: Harcourt College Pub

ISBN: 0155977547

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 624

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Ideal for your freshman composition or freshman seminar course, WRITING ABOUT THE WORLD is a thematically-arranged reader that focuses on the social sciences, sciences, and the humanities.

Reading the Middle Ages

Reading the Middle Ages is well-known for providing thematic and geographical diversity, clear and informative introductions, and close integration with A Short History of the Middle Ages.

Author: Barbara H. Rosenwein

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442636736

Category: HISTORY

Page: 568

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Reading the Middle Ages is well-known for providing thematic and geographical diversity, clear and informative introductions, and close integration with A Short History of the Middle Ages.

Reading A Very Short Introduction

ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly.

Author: Belinda Jack

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192552457

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 152

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Today many people take reading for granted, but we remain some way off from attaining literacy for the global human population. And whilst we think we know what reading is, it remains in many ways a mysterious process, or set of processes. The effects of reading are myriad: it can be informative, distracting, moving, erotically arousing, politically motivating, spiritual, and much, much more. At different times and in different places reading means different things. In this Very Short Introduction Belinda Jack explores the fascinating history of literacy, and the opportunities reading opens. For much of human history reading was the preserve of the elite, and most reading meant being read to. Innovations in printing, paper-making, and transport, combined with the rise of public education from the late eighteenth century on, brought a dramatic rise in literacy in many parts of the world. Established links between a nation's levels of literacy and its economy led to the promotion of reading for political ends. But, equally, reading has been associated with subversive ideas, leading to censorship through multiple channels: denying access to education, controlling publishing, destroying libraries, and even the burning of authors and their works. Indeed, the works of Voltaire were so often burned that an enterprising Parisian publisher produced a fire-proof edition, decorated with a phoenix. But, as Jack demonstrates, reading is a collaborative act between an author and a reader, and one which can never be wholly controlled. Telling the story of reading, from the ancient world to digital reading and restrictions today, Belinda Jack explores why it is such an important aspect of our society. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Postcolonial Literatures in the Local Literary Marketplace

This book asks what reading means in India, Nigeria, the UK, and Cuba, through close readings of literary texts from postcolonial, spatial, architectural, cartographic, materialist, trauma, and gender perspectives.

Author: Jenni Ramone

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9781137569349

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 261

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This book asks what reading means in India, Nigeria, the UK, and Cuba, through close readings of literary texts from postcolonial, spatial, architectural, cartographic, materialist, trauma, and gender perspectives. It contextualises these close readings through new interpretations of local literary marketplaces to assert the significance of local, not global meanings. The book offers longer case studies on novels that stage important reading moments: Alejo Carpentier’s The Lost Steps (1953), Leonardo Padura’s Adios, Hemingway (2001), Tabish Khair’s Filming (2007), Chibundhu Onuzo’s Welcome to Lagos (2017), and Zadie Smith’s Swing Time (2016). Chapters argue that while India’s literary market was disrupted by Partition, literature offers a means of moving beyond trauma; in post-Revolutionary Cuba, the Special Period led to exploitation of Cuban literary culture, resulting in texts that foreground reading spaces; in Nigeria, the market hosts meeting, negotiation, reflection, and trade, including the writer’s trade; while Black consciousness bookshops and writing in Britain operated to challenge the UK literary market, a project still underway. This book is a vindication of reading, and of the resistant power and creative potential of local literary marketplaces. It insists on ‘located reading’, enabling close reading of world literatures sited in their local materialities.

The Reading of Youth

and of World War I. They did not seem to be interested in World War II or current
fiction. When the Bible was discussed, they stated that they never read it at home
but that they did read it at the Center. We asked for an explanation and were told
 ...

Author: Virginia Tozier

Publisher: [Syracuse, N.Y.] : Syracuse University Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105126644363

Category: Books and reading

Page: 28

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The Angel Trials

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Author: Michelle Madow

Publisher:

ISBN: 1098868684

Category:

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This bundle includes all seven books in The Angel Trials series by USA Today bestselling author Michelle Madow! I thought magic didn't exist. I was so, so wrong. I'm just a typical college student... until a demon attacks me on the night of my twenty-first birthday. Luckily, I'm saved by Noah--a mysterious, sexy wolf shifter who appears and disappears before I can ask him any questions. Then my mom is abducted by the same demon who came after me. And who turns up at the scene of the crime again? Noah. He's hunting the demons who are taking humans, and he's ultimately heading where I need to go to save my mom--the mystical island of Avalon. Now I'm joining Noah's demon hunting mission whether he wants me there or not. Which he doesn't. But nothing stops me, so Noah and I will have to learn to work together--if we don't kill each other first. More importantly, I have to survive his crazy demon hunt. Because surviving is the only way to get to Avalon and save my mom's life. 20,000+ copies sold. Over fifteen MILLION pages read. 2,500+ five-star reviews for the series. Now, for a limited time, save money compared to buying the individual books by reading the entire Angel Trials series in this special bundle deal! "The Angel Trials is a must read! It has it all--action, adventure, romance, and a story that will keep you on the edge of your seat." -Fizza Younis, Amazon Reviewer ★★★★★ "The Angel Trials is a roller coaster of shocking twists and turns, thrilling action, supernatural characters, drama, excitement, and romance!" -Kayla Williams, Amazon Reviewer ★★★★★ "Michelle Madow never disappoints! Her books are always well written and well thought out. The plot was mesmerizing from the very first book!" -Stella C., Amazon reviewer ★★★★★ "I haven't read a series this good since Laurel K Hamilton's books!" -Kindle Customer, Amazon Reviewer ★★★★★ "It's extremely hard to find such an interesting and exciting author who not only writes intelligently but also provides top rated plots, characters, and excitement. I'm reading all of Michelle Madow's books in this series and it's hard to stop and take a break!" -JMN4555, Amazon Reviewer ★★★★★ "I am blown away! This is a series that will stick with you long after reading it. It's beautifully written and I couldn't stop reading it!" -KB, Amazon Reviewer ★★★★★ "If you haven't started The Angel Trials series, you need to jump on the band wagon! I'm sad it's over, but happy how it concluded! Madow is truly gifted and I highly recommend her novels!" -Katlyn H, Amazon Reviewer ★★★★★ "I didn't want The Angel Trials to end! I cannot shout it enough. Get on it, you need to read it!" -Haddie H., Amazon Reviewer ★★★★★ What are you waiting for? Scroll up and click BUY NOW to find out why readers all over the world have fallen in love with The Angel Trials series! *This is a bundle of all seven books in one. It's one big book - not seven separate books. The font size is small in order to fit all seven books into the bundle, so it's not recommended for readers with vision problems.