Reading the World

But beyond these , his reading of the world is the engagement of a writer who is awake in all his faculties : an eye that looks into the past and the future ...

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

Far from developing a concept of reading the world that might involve sampling literature from every country, he was anxious to encourage his contemporaries ...

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

First, “The Prose of the World” has had more influence than is to be desired on ... as is shown by a fuller reading of Foucault's source texts and a beer ...

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

The World Belongs to You. Illustrated by Olimpia Zagnoli. Somerville, MA: Templar/Candlewick Press, 2013. Originally published as Il mondo è tuo in Italian ...

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 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 ...

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 and Writing the World with Mathematics

The three social justice pedagogical goals are (1) reading the world with mathematics, (2) writing the world with mathematics, and (3) developing positive ...

Author: Eric Gutstein

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136284656

Category: Education

Page: 272

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Mathematics education in the United States can reproduce social inequalities whether schools use either "basic-skills" curricula to prepare mainly low-income students of color for low-skilled service jobs or "standards-based" curricula to ready students for knowledge-intensive positions. And working for fundamental social change and rectifying injustice are rarely included in any mathematics curriculum. Reading and Writing the World with Mathematics argues that mathematics education should prepare students to investigate and critique injustice, and to challenge, in words and actions, oppressive structures and acts. Based on teacher-research, the book provides a theoretical framework and practical examples for how mathematics educators can connect schooling to a larger sociopolitical context and concretely teach mathematics for social justice.

Reading the Past Across Space and Time

Featuring leading scholars in their fields, this book examines receptions of ancient and early modern literary works from around the world (China, Japan, Ancient Maya, Ancient Mediterranean, Ancient India, Ancient Mesopotamia) that have ...

Author: Brenda Deen Schildgen

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 1137565438

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 387

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Featuring leading scholars in their fields, this book examines receptions of ancient and early modern literary works from around the world (China, Japan, Ancient Maya, Ancient Mediterranean, Ancient India, Ancient Mesopotamia) that have circulated globally across time and space (from East to West, North to South, South to West). Beginning with the premise of an enduring and revered cultural past, the essays go on to show how the circulation of literature through translation and other forms of reception in fact long predates modern global society; the idea of national literary canons have existed just over a hundred years and emerged with the idea of national educational curricula. Highlighting the relationship of culture and politics in which canons are created, translated, promulgated, and preserved, this book argues that such nationally-defined curricula were challenged by critics and writers in the wake of the Second World War.

Reading The Shape Of The World

Author: Henry Schwarz

Publisher: Westview Press

ISBN: UVA:X004048961

Category: History

Page: 341

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This collection extends the boundaries of cultural studies beyond its current Euro-American emphasis. It takes readers on a wide-ranging journey from the stock market to Islamic law, from the African household to the Soviet apartment, from the nuances of nationalism to the rude noises of capitalistic rhetoric, introducing readers to the social and historical forces that shape textual practice. The essays are richly imaginative and empirically detailed, ingeniously connecting regional debates and local dynamics to universal global issues. Finally, Reading The Shape of the World reconfigures cultural studies theories and methodologies, resulting in a fresh and empowering approach to this dynamic field of inquiry. At the heart of this study is the optimistic belief that reading still matters, that the world can be shaped by reading, and that critical practices of reading can transform the contours of social life.

Worlds of Hurt

The survivors themselves write a "literature of trauma"--born of the need to tell and retell the story of the traumatic experience, to make it "real" to the victim, the community and to the larger pyblic.

Author: Kalí Tal

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052156512X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 316

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Worlds of Hurt presents a coherent rendering of the relationships between individual trauma and cultural interpretation, using as its focus the Holocaust, the Vietnam War, and the phenomenon of sexualized violence against women. Survivors of these traumas constitute themselves as unique communities and bear witness to their traumatic experiences both privately and publicly. The survivors themselves write a "literature of trauma"--born of the need to tell and retell the story of the traumatic experience, to make it "real" to the victim, the community and to the larger pyblic.

What Makes This Book So Great

Over 130 essays in all, What Makes This Book So Great is an immensely readable, engaging collection of provocative, opinionated thoughts about past and present-day fantasy and science fiction, from one of our best writers.

Author: Jo Walton

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 9781466844094

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 448

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As any reader of Jo Walton's Among Others might guess, Walton is both an inveterate reader of SF and fantasy, and a chronic re-reader of books. In 2008, then-new science-fiction mega-site Tor.com asked Walton to blog regularly about her re-reading—about all kinds of older fantasy and SF, ranging from acknowledged classics, to guilty pleasures, to forgotten oddities and gems. These posts have consistently been among the most popular features of Tor.com. Now this volumes presents a selection of the best of them, ranging from short essays to long reassessments of some of the field's most ambitious series. Among Walton's many subjects here are the Zones of Thought novels of Vernor Vinge; the question of what genre readers mean by "mainstream"; the underappreciated SF adventures of C. J. Cherryh; the field's many approaches to time travel; the masterful science fiction of Samuel R. Delany; Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children; the early Hainish novels of Ursula K. Le Guin; and a Robert A. Heinlein novel you have most certainly never read. Over 130 essays in all, What Makes This Book So Great is an immensely readable, engaging collection of provocative, opinionated thoughts about past and present-day fantasy and science fiction, from one of our best writers. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

A Lifetime s Reading

Offers a guide to five hundred of the world's greatest books available in English, including a variety of literary masterpieces representing a multitude of languages and cultures

Author: Philip Ward

Publisher: Henry Holt & Company

ISBN: 0812829387

Category: Best books.

Page: 347

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Offers a guide to five hundred of the world's greatest books available in English, including a variety of literary masterpieces representing a multitude of languages and cultures

The Angel Trials

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.

Author: Michelle Madow

Publisher:

ISBN: 1098868684

Category:

Page: 814

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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.

Reading the Modern European Novel since 1900

An exploration of the modern European novel from a renowned English literature scholar Reading the Modern European Novel since 1900 is an engaging, in-depth examination of the evolution of the modern European novel.

Author: Daniel R. Schwarz

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118680667

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 376

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An exploration of the modern European novel from a renowned English literature scholar Reading the Modern European Novel since 1900 is an engaging, in-depth examination of the evolution of the modern European novel. Written in Daniel R. Schwarz’s precise and highly readable style, this critical study offers compelling discussions on a wide range of major works since 1900 and examines recurring themes within the context of significant historical events, including both World Wars and the Holocaust. The author cites important developments in the evolution of the modern novel and explores how these paradigmatic works of fiction reflect intellectual and cultural history, including developments in painting and cinema. Schwarz focuses on narrative complexity, thematic subtlety, and formal originality as well as how novels render historical events and cultural developments Discussing major works by Proust, Camus, Mann, Kafka, Grass, di Lampedusa, Bassani, Kertesz, Pamuk, Kundera, Saramago, Muller and Ferrante, Schwarz explores how these often experimental masterworks pay homage to the their major predecessors--discussed in Schwarz’s ground-breaking Reading the European Novel to 1900--even while proposing radical departures from realism in their approach to time and space, their testing the limits of language, and their innovative ways of rendering the human psyche. Written for teachers and students by a highly-acclaimed scholar and including valuable study questions, Reading the Modern European Novel since 1900 offers a guide for a deeper understanding of how these original modern masters respond to both the past and present.

Reading the Signs

A book for upper secondary and tertiary English students which analyses samples of poetry, journalism, fiction and drama through a study of the sign systems which represent the world.

Author: John Stephens

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105000451034

Category: Criticism, Textual

Page: 158

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A book for upper secondary and tertiary English students which analyses samples of poetry, journalism, fiction and drama through a study of the sign systems which represent the world. Includes a dictionary of technical terms, references and a comprehensive index.

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.