Alphabetical Africa

Author: Walter Abish
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 9780811205337
Category: Fiction
Page: 152
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Abish, Alphbetical Africa. A continent forms and crumbles through a linguistic tour de force.

Eclipse Fever

Author: Walter Abish
Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher
ISBN: 9781567920369
Category: Fiction
Page: 335
View: 5210

New Directions

Reading, Writing, and Critical Thinking
Author: Peter S. Gardner
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521541725
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 292
View: 4458

New Directions is a thematic reading-writing book aimed at the most advanced learners. It prepares students for the rigors of college-level writing by having them read long, challenging, authentic readings, from a variety of genres, and by having them apply critical thinking skills as a precursor to writing. This emphasis on multiple longer readings gives New Directions its distinctive character.

How German is it

Author: Walter Abish
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 9780811207768
Page: N.A
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99, the new meaning

Author: Walter Abish
Publisher: Burning Deck Books
Category: Fiction
Page: 110
View: 7966

The five stories that make up 99: THE NEW MEANING are created entirely from fragments of other works. From Abish's introduction: These works were undertaken in a playful spirit--not actually 'written' but orchestrated. The fragmented narrative can be said to function as a kind of lure--given the constraints, anything else would be beyond its scope. In using selected segments of published texts authored by others as the exclusive 'ready made' material for these five 'explorations,' I wanted to probe certain familiar emotional configurations afresh, and arrive at an emotional content that is not mine by design. Includes photos by Cecile Abish.

Double vision

Author: Walter Abish
Publisher: Knopf
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 220
View: 789

A memoir on the author's experiences of becoming a writer recounts two journeys, including his flight from the Nazis, which took his family from their Vienna home through France, Shanghai, and Israel, to his subsequent return many years later, after which he wrote the award-winning How German Is It. 15,000 first printing.

Minds meet

Author: Walter Abish
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Category: Fiction
Page: 184
View: 7422

Understanding Representation

Author: Jen Webb
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446246531
Category: Social Science
Page: 176
View: 9247

"This is an extraordinarily lucid book. I am not sure that there is anyone who can do this sort of thing better than Jen Webb. It is a gift to students; extremely accessible yet complex and sophisticated in its treatment of theories and concepts of representation." - Jim McGuigan, Loughborough University Understanding Representation offers a contemporary, coherent and genuinely interdisciplinary introduction to the concept of representation. Drawing together the full range of ideas, practices, techniques and disciplines associated with the subject, this book locates them in a historical context, presents them in a readable fashion, and shows their relevance to everyday life in an engaging and accessible manner. Readers will be shown how to develop a sophisticated attitude to meaning, and understand the relationship to truth and identity that is brought into focus by communicative practices. With chapters on linguistic and political representation, art and media, and philosophical and cognitive approaches, this book: Guides readers through complex theoretical terrain with a highly readable and refreshing writing style. Explains the techniques and perspectives offered by semiotics, discourse analysis, poetics, politics, narratology, visual culture, cognitive theory, performance theory and theories of embodied subjectivity. Covers the new ideas and practices that have emerged since the work of Barthes, Eco and Foucault - especially communication and meaning-making in the digital environment, and the new paradigms of understanding associated with cognitive theories of identity and language. Teaches readers how to interpret and interrogate the world of signs in which they live. Understanding Representation provides students across the social sciences and humanities with an invaluable introduction to what is meant by 'representation'.

Manifold Mirrors

The Crossing Paths of the Arts and Mathematics
Author: Felipe Cucker
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521429633
Category: Art
Page: 415
View: 2203

This fascinating book will interest anyone wanting to learn more about the relationship between mathematics and the arts.


A Guide to the ISMS.
Author: Edwin Brock
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 9780811205498
Category: Poetry
Page: 94
View: 1139

In the future perfect

Author: Walter Abish
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
Category: Fiction
Page: 113
View: 495

The General is Up

Author: Peter Nazareth
Publisher: Tsar Publications
ISBN: 9780920661192
Category: Fiction
Page: 148
View: 2982

Damibia is a fictitious land-locked country in East Africa, in which a demented army general takes power and begins a brutal rule of surrealistic dimensions. The General is Up is a comic fictitional look at the essentially tragic story of the rise and fall of an African dictator, and the horrendous wercking of a beautiful productive country in which the formerly idealistic landscape lies scattered with corpses and burt villages.

African Mythology, A to Z

Author: Patricia Ann Lynch,Jeremy Roberts
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 143813133X
Category: Mythology, African
Page: 179
View: 6130

The African continent is home to a fascinating and strong tradition of myth, due in part to the long history of human habitation in Africa; the diversity of its geography, flora, and fauna; and the variety of its cultural beliefs. African Mythology A to Z is a readable reference to the deities, places, events, animals, beliefs, and other subjects that appear in the myths of various African peoples. For the first time, this edition features full-color photographs and illustrations.Coverage includes:

Monographic Series

Author: Library of Congress
Publisher: N.A
Category: Monographic series
Page: N.A
View: 7409


an encyclopedia for students
Author: John Middleton
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: 9780684806518
Category: History
Page: 4
View: 8756

A comprehensive look at the continent of Africa and the countries that comprise it, including peoples and cultures, the land and its history, art and architecture, and daily life.

The Companion to African Literatures

Author: G. D. Killam,Ruth Rowe
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253336330
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 322
View: 673

"Refreshing..." — African Sudies Review "The entries are knowledgeable, thorough, and clearly written.... Highly recommended... " —Choice " ambitious reference guide to works on African literature." - African Studies Review "This comprehensive compendium will be a handy companion for anyone working on African literatures. The entries are authoritative and up-to-date, providing reliable information on the hundreds of authors and texts that have contributed to a whole continent’s literary flowering." —Bernth Lindfors A comprehensive introduction and guide to African-authored works, with over 1,000 cross-referenced entries covering classics in African writing, literary genres and movements, biographical details of authors, and wider themes linking African, Afro-Caribbean and Afro-American literatures.

Mother to Mother

Author: Sindiwe Magona
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 0807009970
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
View: 3945

Sindiwe Magona's novel Mother to Mother explores the South African legacy of apartheid through the lens of a woman who remembers a life marked by oppression and injustice. Magona decided to write this novel when she discovered that Fulbright Scholar Amy Biehl, who had been killed while working to organize the nation's first ever democratic elections in 1993, died just a few yards away from her own permanent residence in Guguletu, Capetown. She then learned that one of the boys held responsible for the killing was in fact her neighbor's son. Magona began to imagine how easily it might have been her own son caught up in the wave of violence that day. The book is based on this real-life incident, and takes the form of an epistle to Amy Biehl's mother. The murderer's mother, Mandisi, writes about her life, the life of her child, and the colonized society that not only allowed, but perpetuated violence against women and impoverished black South Africans under the reign of apartheid. The result is not an apology for the murder, but a beautifully written exploration of the society that bred such violence.

African Engagements

Africa Negotiating an Emerging Multipolar World
Author: Ton Dietz,Kjell Havnevik,Mayke Kaag
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004209883
Category: History
Page: 389
View: 4210

By taking the emerging multipolarity at the global level as its focus, by highlighting African agency in co-shaping this new world order, and by adopting a historically sensitive approach, this collection aims to analyse African engagements and asks on whose terms these engagements are being built.

Weary Sons of Conrad

White Fiction Against the Grain of Africa's Dark Heart
Author: Brenda Cooper
Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing
ISBN: 9780820456829
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 344
View: 3211

Weary Sons of Conrad poses the question, how is Africa represented in some late twentieth-century European and North American fiction written by white men? Its contribution is to unearth a rich treasure of such fiction that opposes imperialism and struggles with patriarchy and gender stereotypes. These writers go to battle against the stranglehold of myths about Africa, its lands, and its people, which are deeply embedded in the language itself. The writers struggle for new tongues and original ways of telling their stories but cannot be totally free of history, family, language, and tradition. Written in a lively, accessible style, this book is of great interest to a broad range of readers in the fields of post-colonial literary theory, gender, and cultural and African studies.

"Literchoor Is My Beat"

A Life of James Laughlin, Publisher of New Directions
Author: Ian S. MacNiven
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 0374712433
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 592
View: 7699

A biography—thoughtful and playful—of the man who founded New Directions and transformed American publishing James Laughlin—poet, publisher, world-class skier—was the man behind some of the most daring, revolutionary works in verse and prose of the twentieth century. As the founder of New Directions, he published Ezra Pound's The Cantos and William Carlos Williams's Paterson; he brought Hermann Hesse and Jorge Luis Borges to an American audience. Throughout his life, this tall, charismatic intellectual, athlete, and entrepreneur preferred to stay hidden. But no longer—in "Literchoor Is My Beat": A Life of James Laughlin, Publisher of New Directions, Ian S. MacNiven has given us a sensitive and revealing portrait of this visionary and the understory of the last century of American letters. Laughlin—or J, as MacNiven calls him—emerges as an impressive and complex figure: energetic, idealistic, and hardworking, but also plagued by doubts—not about his ability to identify and nurture talent but about his own worth as a writer. Haunted by his father's struggles with bipolar disorder, J threw himself into a flurry of activity, pulling together the first New Directions anthology before he'd graduated from Harvard and purchasing and managing a ski resort in Utah. MacNiven's portrait is comprehensive and vital, spiced with Ezra Pound's eccentric letters, J's romantic foibles, and anecdotes from a seat-of-your-pants era of publishing now gone by. A story about the struggle to publish only the best, it is itself an example of literary biography at its finest.