Alphabetical Africa

Author: Walter Abish
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 9780811205337
Category: Fiction
Page: 152
View: 2216
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: 9499

New Directions

Reading, Writing, and Critical Thinking
Author: Peter S. Gardner
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521541725
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 292
View: 7613
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
View: 7021

Minds meet

Author: Walter Abish
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Category: Fiction
Page: 184
View: 8546

Double vision

Author: Walter Abish
Publisher: Knopf
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 220
View: 6043
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.

In the future perfect

Author: Walter Abish
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
Category: Fiction
Page: 113
View: 3688

African Mythology, A to Z

Author: Patricia Ann Lynch,Jeremy Roberts
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 143813133X
Category: Mythology, African
Page: 179
View: 1610
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:

Understanding Representation

Author: Jen Webb
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446246531
Category: Social Science
Page: 176
View: 4713
"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: 6111
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: 6931

The General is Up

Author: Peter Nazareth
Publisher: Tsar Publications
ISBN: 9780920661192
Category: Fiction
Page: 148
View: 1869
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.


A Story of Over 50,000 Words Without Using the Letter "E"
Author: Ernest Vincent Wright
Category: Experimental fiction, American
Page: 103
View: 5081
Example in this ebook The entire manuscript of this story was written with the E type-bar of the typewriter tied down; thus making it impossible for that letter to be printed. This was done so that none of that vowel might slip in, accidentally; and many did try to do so! There is a great deal of information as to what Youth can do, if given a chance; and, though it starts out in somewhat of an impersonal vein, there is plenty of thrill, rollicking comedy, love, courtship, marriage, patriotism, sudden tragedy, a determined stand against liquor, and some amusing political aspirations in a small growing town. In writing such a story,—purposely avoiding all words containing the vowel E, there are a great many difficulties. The greatest of these is met in the past tense of verbs, almost all of which end with "—ed." Therefore substitutes must be found; and they are very few. This will cause, at times, a somewhat monotonous use of such words as "said;" for neither "replied," "answered" nor "asked" can be used. Another difficulty comes with the elimination of the common couplet "of course," and its very common connective, "consequently;" which will, unavoidably cause "bumpy spots." The numerals also cause plenty of trouble, for none between six and thirty are available. When introducing young ladies into the story, this is a real barrier; for what young woman wants to have it known that she is over thirty? And this restriction on numbers, of course taboos all mention of dates. Many abbreviations also must be avoided; the most common of all, "Mr." and "Mrs." being particularly troublesome; for those words, if read aloud, plainly indicate the E in their orthography. As the vowel E is used more than five times oftener than any other letter, this story was written, not through any attempt to attain literary merit, but due to a somewhat balky nature, caused by hearing it so constantly claimed that "it can't be done; for you cannot say anything at all without using E, and make smooth continuity, with perfectly grammatical construction—" so 'twas said. Many may think that I simply "drop" the E's, filling the gaps with apostrophes. A perusal of the book will show that this is not so. All words used are complete; are correctly spelled and properly used. This has been accomplished through the use of synonyms; and, by so twisting a sentence around as to avoid ambiguity. The book may prove a valuable aid to school children in English composition. People, as a rule, will not stop to realize what a task such an attempt actually is. As I wrote along, in long-hand at first, a whole army of little E's gathered around my desk, all eagerly expecting to be called upon. But gradually as they saw me writing on and on, without even noticing them, they grew uneasy; and, with excited whisperings amongst themselves, began hopping up and riding on my pen, looking down constantly for a chance to drop off into some word; for all the world like sea-birds perched, watching for a passing fish! But when they saw that I had covered 138 pages of typewriter size paper, they slid off onto the floor, walking sadly away, arm in arm; but shouting back: "You certainly must have a hodge-podge of a yarn there without Us! Why, man! We are in every story ever written, hundreds of thousands of times! This is the first time we ever were shut out!" Pronouns also caused trouble; for such words as he, she, they, them, theirs, her, herself, myself, himself, yourself, etc., could not be utilized. But a particularly annoying obstacle comes when, almost through a long paragraph you can find no words with which to continue that line of thought; hence, as in Solitaire, you are "stuck," and must go way back and start another; which, of course, must perfectly fit the preceding context. To be continue in this ebook

Monographic Series

Author: Library of Congress
Publisher: N.A
Category: Children's literature in series
Page: N.A
View: 3656

Mother to Mother

Author: Sindiwe Magona
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 0807009970
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
View: 747
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: 624
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.

The Companion to African Literatures

Author: G. D. Killam,Ruth Rowe
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253336330
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 322
View: 8415
"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.


an encyclopedia for students
Author: John Middleton
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: 9780684806518
Category: History
Page: 4
View: 5275
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 African Regional Human Rights System

30 Years After the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights
Author: Manisuli Ssenyonjo
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9004218149
Category: Law
Page: 583
View: 2545
The African human rights system has undergone some remarkable developments since the adoption of the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights, the cornerstone of the African human rights system, in June 1981. The year2011 marked the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the African Charter. It also marked 25 years since the African Charter entered into force on 21 October 1986.This book aims to provide reflections on most of the major human rights issues in the past 30 years of the African human rights system in practice and discussion on the future: the African Charter s impact and contribution to the respect, protection and promotion of human rights in Africa; the contemporary challenges faced by the African Human rights system in responding adequately to the demands of rapidly evolving African societies; and how the African human rights system can be strengthened in the future to ensure that the human rights protected in the African Charter, as developed in the jurisprudence of the African Commission since the Commission was inaugurated in 1987, are realised in practice.The chapters in this volume bring together the work of 20 human rights scholars and practitioners, with expertise in human rights in Africa, under the following general themes: rights and duties in the African Charter; rights of the vulnerable under the African system; implementation mechanisms for human rights in Africa; and towards an effective African regional human rights system.


Author: Ernest Vincent Wright
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3732665208
Category: Fiction
Page: 152
View: 7660
Reproduction of the original: Gadsby by Ernest Vincent Wright