Other People's Letters

In Search of Proust
Author: Mina Kirstein Curtiss
Publisher: Helen Marx Books
ISBN: 9781885586360
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 231
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A distinguished writer and Smith College professor, Curtiss leaves for the City of Lights in 1947 to assemble a volume of Marcel Proust's letters. Incredibly, she manages to track down and interview most of his correspondents. Other People's Letters is based on the journal she kept during her quest. It bursts with life and shows the author as courageous, intellectually insatiable and possessed of an engaging sense of humour.

El cartero simpático

o unas cartas muy especiales
Author: Janet Ahlberg,Allan Ahlberg
Publisher: Destino
ISBN: 9788423332328
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 34
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El cartero reparte las cartas de casa en casa: una para los tres osos, otra para cenicienta, otra para la bruja malvada... Un divertidísimo libro móvil con cartas de verdad, que nos explican que pasó tras el colorín colorado de los cuentos de siempre.

Other People's Love Letters

150 Letters You Were Never Meant to See
Author: Bill Shapiro
Publisher: Potter Style
ISBN: 0307951960
Category: Self-Help
Page: 192
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Fevered notes scribbled on napkins after first dates. Titillating text messages. It's-not-you-it's-me relationship-enders. In Other People’s Love Letters, Bill Shapiro has searched America’s attics, closets, and cigar boxes and found actual letters–unflinchingly honest missives full of lust, provocation, guilt, and vulnerability–written only for a lover’s eyes. Modern love, of course, is not all bliss, and in these pages you’ll find the full range of a relationship, with its whispered promises as well as its heartache. But what at first appears to be a deliciously voyeuristic peek into other people’s most passionate moments, will ultimately reawaken your own desires and tenderness…because when you read these letters, you’ll find the heart you’re looking into is actually your own. • "i think UR great. wanna have wine & Tequila again sometime?" • "I can't believe you're real, and I think about you constantly in some way or the other all day. I haven't given the finger to anyone driving since I met you." • "With you I learned how to fight cleaner, how to talk things out better, and how to make a strong loving family out of nothing. These are priceless gifts that I will carry with me the rest of my life. One more thing you did for me: you left, and I had to get through it." • "P.S. I look forward to your letters too much to call. Also, where do you stand on chains?" From the Hardcover edition.

The Jolly Postman, Or, Other People's Letters


Author: Allan Ahlberg
Publisher: Puffin PB
ISBN: 9780141382609
Category: Fairy tales
Page: 27
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Hip hip hooray, The Jolly Postmanis 20 years old! Still as exciting to children as the day it first published, this international award winner and its two successors have sold more than 6 million copies around the world. This gorgeous anniversary edition has a free letter set keepsake containing 10 special Jolly Postman letters, 10 decorated envelopes and a sticker sheet.

Other People's Mail

An Anthology of Letter Stories
Author: Gail Pool
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
ISBN: 9780826212467
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 275
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"The first collection of its kind, Other People's Mail is a unique and important anthology. Pool's highly informative introduction explores the nature of letter fiction, and her individual preface to each story provides background information on both the author and the tale. A select listing of additional letter stories rounds out the anthology.

Other People's Rejection Letters

Relationship Enders, Career Killers, and 150 Other Letters You'll be Glad You Didn't Receive
Author: Bill Shapiro
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
ISBN: 0307459640
Category: Humor
Page: 192
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A colorful treasury of rejection letters includes examples by such famous figures as Jimi Hendrix and Andy Warhol and features entries ranging from Dear John letters and child runaway notes to stinging employer turn-downs and insurance denials.

Teaching the Bible

Practical Strategies for Classroom Instruction
Author: Mark Roncace,Patrick Gray
Publisher: Society of Biblical Lit
ISBN: 158983674X
Category: Education
Page: 472
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While books on pedagogy in a theoretical mode have proliferated in recent years, there have been few that offer practical, specific ideas for teaching particular biblical texts. To address this need, Teaching the Bible, a collection of ideas and activities written by dozens of innovative college and seminary professors, outlines effective classroom strategies—with a focus on active learning—for the new teacher and veteran professor alike. It includes everything from ways to incorporate film, literature, art, and music to classroom writing assignments and exercises for groups and individuals. The book assumes an academic approach to the Bible but represents a wide range of methodological, theological, and ideological perspectives. This volume is an indispensable resource for anyone who teaches classes on the Bible.

Life and Letters in the Ancient Greek World


Author: John Muir
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113416601X
Category: History
Page: 256
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From the first ‘deadly signs’ scratched on a wooden tablet instructing the recipient to kill the one who delivered it, to the letters of St Paul to the early Church, this book examines the range of letter writing in the Ancient Greek world. Containing extensive translated examples from both life and fiction, it provides a glimpse into the lives of both ordinary people and political life. This comprehensive study looks at personal and private letters, letters used in administration and government, letters used as vehicles for the dissemination of philosophy and religion, and letters which played a part in the development of several literary genres. The way in which letters were written and with what materials, how they were delivered, and how it is that, for certain limited periods and locations, so many of them have survived and how they were re-discovered. By placing these letters in their social, political and intellectual contexts, Life and Letters in the Ancient Greek World draws attention to both familiar topics, such as young soldiers writing home from basic training and the choice of flowers for a wedding, and more alien events, such as getting rid of baby girls and offhand attitudes to bereavement. This first guide in English to provide commentary on such a broad range of letters, will be essential reading for anyone interested in the Ancient Greek World.

Augusta Webster: Portraits and Other Poems


Author: Augusta Webster
Publisher: Broadview Press
ISBN: 1460402707
Category: Poetry
Page: 423
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Augusta Webster was very widely praised in her own time—Christina Rossetti thought her “by far the most formidable” woman poet. Her work has again come into favour, so much so that Isobel Armstrong and her co-editors of the influential anthology, Nineteenth-Century Women Poets, declare that “there can be no doubt that Augusta Webster ranks as one of the great Victorian poets.” This collection is the first edition of Webster’s poems since 1895. It is a selection of her best work, emphasizing her powerful dramatic monologues and including a substantial number of her lyrics. With an introduction and background documents that highlight the distinctiveness of her work, this edition will help to re-establish Augusta Webster as a major figure of nineteenth-century English literature.

Light 'n Lively Reads for ESL, Adult, and Teen Readers

A Thematic Bibliography
Author: La Vergne Rosow
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781563083655
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 343
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Annotates materials in the arts, sports, parenting, science, and more, and covers preparing for the GED and the U.S. citizenship test

From Ah Q to Lei Feng

Freud and Revolutionary Spirit in 20th Century China
Author: Wendy Larson
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804769822
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 336
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When Freudian sexual theory hit China in the early 20th century, it ran up against competing models of the mind from both Chinese tradition and the new revolutionary culture. Chinese theorists of the mind—both traditional intellectuals and revolutionary psychologists— steadily put forward the anti-Freud: a mind shaped not by deep interiority that must be excavated by professionals, but shaped instead by social and cultural interactions. Chinese novelists and film directors understood this focus and its relationship to Mao's revolutionary ethos, and much of the literature of twentieth-century China reflects the spiritual qualities of the revolutionary mind. From Ah Q to Lei Feng investigates the continual clash of these contrasting models of the mind provided by Freud and revolutionary Chinese culture, and explores how writers and filmmakers negotiated with the implications of each model. .

Roman Letters

An Anthology
Author: Noelle K. Zeiner-Carmichael
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118617304
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 224
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Roman Letters offers a rich selection of original translations of ancient Roman letters spanning from the 1st century BCE to the 2nd century CE. Chronologically arranged and grouped according to author or collection, the letters cover various topics and themes selected from a broad range of authors. A unique single volume text that makes classical letters accessible and readable to undergraduates and the non-specialist reader Presents a wide range of authors and material, with over 200 selected texts Includes selections that illustrate a complete cycle of correspondence, as well as letters written by the same author and covering the same topic/theme but sent to different recipients Letters are arranged chronologically, with letters grouped according to author or collection An accompanying website offers additional, complementary letters Topical index highlights various topics and themes represented by the letters

Daughter of Darkness


Author: Kyle Jensen
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0557095425
Category: Fiction
Page: 187
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Centuries ago the daughter of the first vampire was murdered. Now walking in our world, making friends with creatures of the night, she seeks her revenge.

Atlantic Families

Lives and Letters in the Later Eighteenth Century
Author: Sarah Pearsall
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191559792
Category: History
Page: 310
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The Atlantic represented a world of opportunity in the eighteenth century, but it represented division also, separating families across its coasts. Whether due to economic shifts, changing political landscapes, imperial ambitions, or even simply personal tragedy, many families found themselves fractured and disoriented by the growth and later fissure of a larger Atlantic world. Such dislocation posed considerable challenges to all individuals who viewed orderly family relations as both a general and a personal ideal. The more fortunate individuals who thus found themselves 'all at sea' were able to use family letters, with attendant emphases on familiarity, sensibility, and credit, in order to remain connected in times and places of considerable disconnection. Portraying the family as a unified, affectionate, and happy entity in such letters provided a means of surmounting concerns about societies fractured by physical distance, global wars, and increasing social stratification. It could also provide social and economic leverage to individual men and women in certain circumstances. Sarah Pearsall explores the lives and letters of these families, revealing the sometimes shocking stories of those divided by sea. Ranging across the Anglophone Atlantic, including mainland American colonies and states, Britain, and the British Caribbean, Pearsall argues that it was this expanding Atlantic world, much more than the American Revolution, that reshaped contemporary ideals about families, as much as families themselves reshaped the transatlantic world.

Research Methods for History


Author: Simon Gunn
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748654046
Category: Reference
Page: 256
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Providing a lively critical survey of methods for historical research at all levels, this textbook covers well-established sources and methods together with those that are less widely known. It reflects current theoretical and technical approaches to hist

Planning for Learning through People Who Help Us


Author: Rachel Sparks Linfield,Penny Coltman
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
ISBN: 1909101672
Category: Education
Page: 26
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Plan for six weeks of learning covering all six areas of learning and development of the EYFS through the topic of people who help us. The Planning for Learning series is a series of topic books written around the Early Years Foundation Stage designed to make planning easy. This book takes you through six weeks of activities on the theme of people who help us. Each activity is linked to a specific Early Learning Goal, and the book contains a skills overview so that practitioners can keep track of which areas of learning and development they are promoting. This book also includes a photocopiable page to give to parents with ideas for them to get involved with their children's topic, as well as ideas for bringing the six weeks of learning together. The weekly themes in this book include: people who help keep us safe, help us stay healthy, help us to have food and who help us at home. Tie the learning together with a big thank you party.

You Don't Say!

A Children's Guide to the Halachos of Speech
Author: Greenwald
Publisher: Feldheim Publishers
ISBN: 9781583304761
Category: Gossip
Page: 64
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Summarizes the main points of Jewish ethics concerning relations between individuals. Especially the laws against slander, gossip and libel are expounded basing on the Torah and teachings of Ḥafets Ḥayim.

The Translation of Children's Literature

A Reader
Author: Gillian Lathey
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 1853599050
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 259
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In the last few decades a number of European scholars have paid an increasing amount of attention to children's literature in translation. This book not only provides a synthetic account of what has been achieved in the field, but also makes us fully aware of all the textual, visual and cultural complexities that translating for children entails.... Students of this subject have had problems in finding a book that attempted an up-to-date and comprehensive review of the field. Gillian Lathey's Reader does just this. Dr Piotr Kuhiwczak, Director, Centre for Translation and Comparative Cultural Studies University of Warwick.

Cobbett's Political Register


Author: William Cobbett
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Great Britain
Page: N.A
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Cobbett's Political Register


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Great Britain
Page: N.A
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