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The Facts on File Dictionary of Cliches

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Author: Christine Ammer  |  Isbn: 0816043566  |  File size: 21MB  |  Year: 2001  |  Pages: 495  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Culture From "beware of Greeks bearing gifts" to "sink or swim", this dictionary of cliches explains the meanings and origins of more than 3000 cliches and common expressions. Drawing from a wide range of sources, including the Bible, Shakespeare, and other works of literature, this...

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Adolfo Bioy Casares: Borges, Fiction & Art

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Author: Karl Posso  |  Isbn: 9780708325377  |  File size: 3MB  |  Year: 2013  |  Pages: 223  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Culture Best known as Jorge Luis Borges’s right-hand man, Adolfo Bioy Casares (1914–99) was, in his own right, an inventive writer of considerable skill. His works, often dismissed summarily as fantastic fiction, are now ripe for reassessment. This volume looks at Bioy’s...

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Shakespeare's Comedies: A Guide to Criticism

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Author: Emma Smith  |  Isbn: 0631220127  |  File size: 1.4MB  |  Year: 2012  |  Pages: 320  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Culture This Guide introduces students to critical writing on Shakespeare’s comedies over the last four centuries.Guides students through four centuries of critical writing on Shakespeare’s history plays.Covers both significant early views and recent critical...

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Poverty of Multiculturalism

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Author: Patrick West  |  Isbn: 9781903386460  |  File size: 2.2MB  |  Year: 2005  |  Pages: 96  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Culture The doctrine of multi-culturalism threatens the values of the Enlightenment, such as liberty, colour-blindness and equality of opportunity. Download book...

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Multimodality, Cognition, & Experimental Literature

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Author: Alison Gibbons  |  Isbn: 9780415873611  |  File size: 8MB  |  Year: 2011  |  Pages: 274  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Culture Since the turn of the millennium, there has seen an increase in the inclusion of typography, graphics and illustration in fiction. This book engages with visual and multimodal devices in twenty-first century literature, exploring canonical authors like Mark Z. Danielewski and...

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Encyclopedia of Censorship

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Author: Jonathon Green  |  Isbn: 9780816044641  |  File size: 3MB  |  Year: 2005  |  Pages: 698  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Culture This book covers the history and evolution of censorship and its role in society today. Covering all forms of expression from the past to the present, from the office of the censor in ancient Rome to the Internet in the computer age, this A-Z reference examines censorship....

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Metallica: Kill 'Em All

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Author: Metallica and Steve Gorenberg  |  Isbn: 9780895245144  |  File size: 8MB  |  Year: 1990  |  Pages: 64  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Culture (Bass Guitar Series). Complete transcriptions to their debut album, including the songs: The Four Horsemen * Seek And Destroy * Jump In The Fire * and more. Download book...

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How to Read Literature

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Author: Terry Eagleton  |  Isbn: 9780300190960  |  File size: 3MB  |  Year: 2013  |  Pages: 232  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Culture What makes a work of literature good or bad? How freely can the reader interpret it? Could a nursery rhyme like Baa Baa Black Sheep be full of concealed loathing, resentment, and aggression? In this accessible, delightfully entertaining book, Terry Eagleton addresses these...

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The Cure of the Passions & the Origins of the English Novel

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Author: Geoffrey Sill  |  Isbn: 0521518539  |  File size: 116MB  |  Year: 2006  |  Pages: 272  |  Language: Englsih  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Culture This new study examines the role of the passions in the rise of the English novel. Geoffrey Sill examines medical, religious, and literary efforts to anatomize the passions, paying particular attention to the works of Dr. Alexander Monro of Edinburgh, Reverend John Lewis of...

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The Jack Reacher Field Manual: An Unofficial Companion to Lee Child's Reacher Novels

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Author: George Beahm  |  Isbn: 9781941631027  |  File size: 11MB  |  Year: 2016  |  Pages: 288  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Culture You don’t know Jack—Jack Reacher, that is . . . In The Jack Reacher Field Manual: An Unofficial Companion to Lee Child’s Reacher Novels, from ex-Army major and New York Times bestselling author George Beahm, get up-close and personal with Reacher like never before....

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Dostoevsky & the Russian People

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Author: Linda Ivanits  |  Isbn: 052118875X  |  File size: 1.78MB  |  Year: 2008  |  Pages: 270  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Culture Russian popular culture and folklore were a central theme in Dostoevsky's work, and folklore imagery permeates his fiction. Dostoevsky and the Russian People is a comprehensive study of the people and folklore in his art. Linda Ivanits investigates the integration of...

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The Facts on File Companion to 20th-Century American Poetry

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Author: Burt Kimmelman  |  Isbn: 9780816046980  |  File size: 4MB  |  Year: 2005  |  Pages: 572  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Culture The Facts On File Companion to 20th-Century American Poetry is an accessible reference to all aspects of American poetry. This encyclopedic guide includes approximately 650 clearly written A-to-Z entries, ranging in length from 500 to 1,500 words. Entries provide concise,...

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Encyclopedia of the Harlem Literary Renaissance

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Author: Assistant Professor of English Lois Brown  |  Isbn: 9780816049677  |  File size: 4MB  |  Year: 2005  |  Pages: 612  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Culture A broad artistic movement of the 1920s and early '30s, the Harlem Renaissance was one of the most productive eras in American literary history. Concentrating on the literary side of the movement - the writers, works, periodicals, editors, publishers,...

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Understanding English Grammar

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Author: Tony T. N. Hung  |  Isbn: 9789622097261  |  File size: 1.2MB  |  Year: 2005  |  Pages: 244  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Culture The book is designed for students' learning on their own as well as in a classroom. Each chapter is accompanied by a separate 'students' notes', which the students can consult after working through all the data and exercises in each chapter, to check their own answers and to...

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The Chinese Language Demystified

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Author: Zhengming Du  |  Isbn: 9781443878371  |  File size: 2MB  |  Year: 2015  |  Pages: 185  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Culture The Chinese Language Demystified offers a detailed exploration of the features that have made Mandarin Chinese so unique among the major languages of the world, particularly English and other European linguistic forms of communication. While discussing the aspects that contribute...

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Talking Taino: Caribbean Natural History from a Native Perspective

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Author: William F. Keegan  |  Isbn: 9780817355081  |  File size: 1.74MB  |  Year: 2008  |  Pages: 192  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Culture Keegan and Carlson, combined, have spent over 45 years conducting archaeological research in the Caribbean, directing projects in Trinidad, Grenada, St. Lucia, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Cuba, Jamaica, Grand Cayman, the Turks & Caicos Islands, and...

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A History of Latin America

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Author: Benjamin Keen and Keith Haynes  |  Isbn: 9780618783205  |  File size: 7MB  |  Year: 2008  |  Pages: 272  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Culture This best-selling text for introductory Latin American history courses, A History of Latin America, encompasses political and diplomatic theory, class structure and economic organization, culture and religion, and the environment. The integrating framework is...

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Anthropology: The Human Challenge

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Author: Dana Walrath, Harald E. L. Prins, and William A. Haviland  |  Isbn: 9780495810841  |  File size: 104MB  |  Year: 2010  |  Pages: 784  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Culture This book offers a comprehensive and balanced presentation on views of human culture, evolution, and prehistory. The text presents the principles and processes of anthropology, both physical (biological) and cultural, including...

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Venice: History of the Floating City

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Author: Joanne M. Ferraro  |  Isbn: 9780521883597  |  File size: 85MB  |  Year: 2012  |  Pages: 299  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Culture This book is a sweeping historical portrait of the floating city of Venice from its foundations to the present day. Joanne M. Ferraro considers Venice's unique construction within an amphibious environment and identifies the Asian, European, and North African exchange...

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The Interval of Freedom: Soviet Literature During the Thaw, 1954-1957

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Author: George Gibian  |  Isbn: 9780816657728  |  File size: 9.6MB  |  Year: 1960  |  Pages: 192  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Culture The Interval of Freedom was first published in 1960. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. When Boris Pasternak's Doctor...

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Grammatical Replication & Borrowability in Language Contact TILSM 242

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Author: Bernhard Wälchli, Björn Hansen, and Björn Wiemer  |  Isbn: 9783110270099  |  File size: 6MB  |  Year: 2012  |  Pages: 670  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Culture The volume presents new insights into two basic theoretical issues hotly debated in recent work on grammaticalization and language contact: grammatical replication and grammatical borrowability. The key issues are: How can grammatical...

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Buddhism in India: Challenging Brahmanism & Caste

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Author: Gail Omvedt  |  Isbn: 0761996656  |  File size: 1MB  |  Year: 2003  |  Pages: 330  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Culture This book is an historical survey of Buddhism in India and shows how over a period of 2500 years, Buddhism has been engaged in a struggle against caste-hierarchy. It has challenged Brahmanism, the main exploitative system of traditional Indian society, and instead endeavoured to...

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Advances in Chinese As a Second Language: Acquisition & Processing

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Author: Nan Jiang  |  Isbn: 9781443853460  |  File size: 2MB  |  Year: 2014  |  Pages: 301  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Culture This book is a collection of 13 empirical studies examining the acquisition and processing of Chinese as a second language. On the acquisition front, these studies explore the acquisition of structures such as the perfective marker le, wh-questions, bei- constructions, and bare...

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Quantitative Methods In Linguistics

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Author: Keith Johnson  |  Isbn: 9781405144247  |  File size: 14.5MB  |  Year: 2008  |  Pages: 296  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Culture Quantitative Methods in Linguistics offers a practical introduction to statistics and quantitative analysis with data sets drawn from the field and coverage of phonetics, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, historical linguistics, and syntax, as well as probability...

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Sequential Voicing in Japanese: Papers from the NINJAL Rendaku Project

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Author: Mark Irwin and Timothy J. Vance  |  Isbn: 9789027259417  |  File size: 2.2MB  |  Year: 2016  |  Pages: 289  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Culture The papers in this tightly focused collection all report recent research on aspects of rendaku (‘sequential voicing’), the well-known morphophonemic phenomenon in Japanese that affects initial consonants of non-initial elements in complex words...

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The European Americans

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Author: Professor Rodney P Carlisle  |  Isbn: 9780816078165  |  File size: 6MB  |  Year: 2011  |  Pages: 243  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Culture Written in an engaging manner, this book focuses on the social history, customs, and traditions of European Americans in America. Ideal for history buffs, this volume boasts black-and-white photographs, an index, glossary, and box features. Download book...

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Motivational Strategies in the Language Classroom

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Author: Zoltan rnyei  |  Isbn: 0521793777  |  File size: 0.8MB  |  Year: 2001  |  Pages: 164  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Culture This volume gives an overview of the theory of motivation and applies it to practical skills and strategies, providing new insights into the field of motivational studies and its implications for second-language pedagogy. Download book...

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Entertaining Judgment: The Afterlife in Popular Imagination

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Author: Greg Garrett  |  Isbn: 9780199335909  |  File size: 6.0MB  |  Year: 2015  |  Pages: 264  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Culture Nowadays references to the afterlife-angels strumming harps, demons brandishing pitchforks, God enthroned on heavenly clouds-are more often encountered in New Yorker cartoons than in serious Christian theological reflection. Speculation about death and its sequel seems to...

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Re-imagining Heritage Interpretation: Enchanting the Past-Future

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Author: Russell Staiff  |  Isbn: 9781409455509  |  File size: 1MB  |  Year: 2014  |  Pages: 208  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Culture This book challenges traditional approaches to heritage interpretation and offers an alternative theoretical architecture to the current research and practice. Russell Staiff suggests that the dialogue between visitors and heritage places has been too focused on learning...

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Native American History by Britannica Educational Publishing

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Author:  |  Isbn: 9781615302659  |  File size: 7MB  |  Year: 2011  |  Pages: 252  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Culture With the advent of European colonization, the North American landscape and the indigenous cultures that inhabited it changed irrevocably. While a large part of Native Americans’ past has been marked by struggles for equality and sovereignty, a survey of the early history of various...

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