Reading the World

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Author: Ann Morgan

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448181568

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 353

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'A brilliant, unlikely book' Spectator How can we celebrate, challenge and change our remarkable world? 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; some governments don't like to let works of art escape their borders. Using Morgan's own quest as a starting point, Reading the World explores the vital questions of our time and how reading across borders might just help us answer them. 'Revelatory... While Morgan's research has a daunting range...there is a simple message: reading is a social activity, and we ought to share books across boundaries' Financial Times

Reading the World

reading . Just as Suttree's awakening love for Wanda stirs in him a love and appreciation for the natural world , not only in its beautiful manifestations but also in its entire “ locked and wheeling " cosmic organization , his final ...

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

We shall see in parts 1 and 3 that the visual aspect of the manuscript page, the shape and distribution of its leers and their decoration, determined the way in which medieval readers approached and understood the text.

Author: Mary Franklin-Brown

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226260686

Category: History

Page: 474

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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

The World Belongs to You. Illustrated by Olimpia Zagnoli. Somerville, MA: Templar/Candlewick Press, 2013. Originally published as Il mondo è tuo in Italian by Terre du Mezzo Editore, in 2013. ISBN 978-0-7636-6488-6. 42 p. (6–10).

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.

Reading the Bible Around the World

Each chapter has modeled novel ways of reading that have invigorated our own understanding of what it means to study the Bible. Given the tremendous variety of perspectives active in the world today, the following questions emerge: What ...

Author: Federico Alfredo Roth

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9781514001875

Category: Religion

Page: 156

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Who we are shapes how we read. Guided by an expert team of crosscultural scholars, readers will gain a deeper understanding of the influence of their own social location, building up self-awareness, other-awareness, and true dialogue in the process. Grow in your biblical wisdom as you read Scripture alongside the global Christian community.

Reading the World with Picture Books

Reading the World with Picture Books offers booktalks for picture books set in the major countries of each continent, along with activities for sharing books, set in each country. In some cases where picture books could not be found for ...

Author: Nancy J. Polette

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781598845884

Category: Education

Page: 348

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This valuable reference guide provides suggestions of picture books set in more than 70 countries in each continent of the world, along with standards-based activities. • Features original booktalk activities and a bibliography of books from around the world that exceeds 400 titles, spanning over 70 countries • Each section begins with a list of the countries within that continent and provides basic information about the continent • Provides fun mnemonics to help young students remember countries and continents • Includes indexes by title, author, and illustrator

Reading the Sacred Scriptures

218) and “The earth is but one country and mankind its citizens” (Baha'u'llah 1983, p. 250). The claim of Baha'u'llah The claim of Baha'u'llah is to be the one promised or prophesied in the scriptures of all of the religions of the ...

Author: Fiachra Long

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781134792498

Category: Religion

Page: 306

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Reading the Sacred Scriptures: From Oral Tradition to Written Documents and their Reception examines how the scriptures came to be written and how their authority has been constructed and reinforced over time. Highlighting the measures taken to safeguard the stability of oral accounts, this book demonstrates the care of religious communities to maintain with reverence their assembled parchments and scrolls. Written by leading experts in their fields, this collection chronicles the development of the scriptures from oral tradition to written documents and their reception. It features notable essays on the scriptures of Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, Zoroastrianism, Confucianism, Daoism, Christianity, Islam, Sikhism, Shinto, and Baha'i. This book will fascinate anyone interested in the belief systems of the featured religions. It offers an ideal starting point from which undergraduate and postgraduate religious studies students, teachers and lecturers can explore religious traditions from their historical beginnings.

Secrets of the World s Worst Matchmaker

I pat her shoulder and step over the legs of a man reading. “The story isn't over.” Grandma Dori gets up. “Excuse me, do you think this is your living room? Sit up straight and pull your legs in.” “Sorry,” Savannah says to the man.

Author: Piper Rayne

Publisher: Piper Rayne, Inc.


Category: Fiction


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Colton is Juno’s best friend. He’d usually be the one she goes to for advice on what do you do when you fall in love with your best Imagine you’re a matchmaker and you realize too late you’re in love with your childhood best friend. You only have yourself to blame—you’re the one who matched him and now he’s engaged to be married. When you find yourself in this position there’s a few secrets you’re going to need to keep… Secret #1 – Smile when he tells you the happy news, even if your heart cracks in half. Secret #2 – Don’t compare yourself to his beautiful French fiancée. You’re just as beautiful. Secret #3 – Don’t tag along to the tux fitting with him alone. Just no. Secret #4 – Don’t help him learn to dance to his wedding song. Secret #5 – Erase all memories of the two of you through the years when lines blurred for even the briefest of moments. And the one you never saw coming… Secret #6 – Definitely, don’t stand and object—someone else might just do it for you.