A Guide to Old English

A accomplished creation to previous English, combining uncomplicated, transparent philology with the easiest literary works to supply a compelling and obtainable newbies’ guide.

  • Provides a entire advent to outdated English
  • Uses a realistic technique suited for the wishes of the start student
  • Features decisions from the best works of outdated English literature, equipped from uncomplicated to more difficult texts to maintain velocity with the reader
  • Includes a dialogue of Anglo-Saxon literature, heritage, and tradition, and a bibliography directing readers to important guides at the subject
  • Updated all through with new fabric together with the 1st 25 strains from Beowulf with designated annotation and a proof of Grimm’s and Verner’s laws

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Memory in Oral Traditions: The Cognitive Psychology of Epic, Ballads, and Counting-out Rhymes

By David C. Rubin

Lengthy studied via anthropologists, historians, and linguists, oral traditions have supplied a wealth of interesting insights into special cultural customs that span the historical past of humankind. during this groundbreaking paintings, cognitive psychologist David C. Rubin bargains for the 1st time an obtainable, complete exam of what such traditions can let us know in regards to the advanced internal workings of human reminiscence. Focusing particularly on their 3 significant varieties of organization--theme, imagery, and sound pattern--Rubin proposes a version of keep in mind, and makes use of it to discover the mechanisms of reminiscence that underlie genres corresponding to counting-out rhymes, ballads, and epics. The ebook concludes with an interesting dialogue of the way conversions from oral to written verbal exchange modes can expect how state of the art desktop applied sciences will impact the conventions of destiny transmissions. all through, Rubin offers the result of vital unique study in addition to new views on classical matters. wonderfully written and farsighted, Memory in Oral Traditions should be eagerly learn through scholars and researchers in parts as varied as cognitive psychology, literary reviews, classics, and cultural anthropology.

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Starboard Wine: More Notes on the Language of Science Fiction

By Samuel R. Delany

In Starboard Wine, Samuel R. Delany explores the results of his now-famous statement that technological know-how fiction isn't concerning the destiny. quite, it makes use of the longer term as a way of conversing in regards to the current and its potentiality. via spotting a text’s particular “difference,” we commence to determine the standard of its details. via riveting analyses of works through Joanna Russ, Robert Heinlein, Theodore Sturgeon, and Thomas M. Disch, Delany unearths severe ideas for studying that stream past overwrought theorizing and formulaic pondering. all through, the writer plays the types of cautious inquiry and pressing hypothesis that he calls others to have interaction in.

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CliffsNotes AP Environmental Science (Cliffs AP)

Your entire consultant to the next ranking on the

*AP Environmental technology examination

About the e-book:


  • Reviews of the AP examination structure and scoring

  • Proven techniques for answering matching; challenge fixing; a number of selection; reason and impression; tables, graphs, and charts; and simple math questions

  • Hints for tackling the free-response questions

Part I: topic studies

  • Cover all topic parts you can be confirmed on:

  • Earth's platforms and resources

  • The dwelling world

  • Population

  • Land and water use

  • Energy assets and consumption

  • Pollution

  • Global change

Part II: perform tests

  • 3 full-length perform tests with solutions and whole explanations

  • Proven test-taking strategies

  • Focused studies of all examination topics

  • 3 full-length perform exams

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The Wounded Animal: J. M. Coetzee and the Difficulty of Reality in Literature and Philosophy

By Stephen Mulhall

In 1997, the Nobel Prize-winning novelist J. M. Coetzee, invited to Princeton collage to lecture at the ethical prestige of animals, learn a piece of fiction approximately an eminent novelist, Elizabeth Costello, invited to lecture at the ethical prestige of animals at an American collage. Coetzee's lectures have been released in 1999 as The Lives of Animals, and reappeared in 2003 as a part of his novel Elizabeth Costello; and either lectures and novel have attracted the serious cognizance of a couple of influential philosophers--including Peter Singer, Cora Diamond, Stanley Cavell, and John McDowell.

In The Wounded Animal, Stephen Mulhall heavily examines Coetzee's writings approximately Costello, and the ways that philosophers have replied to them, focusing specifically on their robust presentation of either literature and philosophy as looking, and failing, to symbolize reality--in half as a result of reality's resistance to such tasks of figuring out, but additionally due to philosophy's unwillingness to profit from literature how most sensible to recognize that resistance. In so doing, Mulhall is ended in ponder the relatives between cause, language, and the mind's eye, in addition to extra particular moral concerns in regards to the ethical prestige of animals, the which means of mortality, the character of evil, and the calls for of faith. the traditional quarrel among philosophy and literature right here monitors undiminished power and renewed significance.

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Read This Next: 500 of the Best Books You'll Ever Read

By Howard Mittelmark, Sandra Newman

Ever been betrayed through a good looking conceal and a couple of pleasing blurbs?

leisure guaranteed: Read This Next won't ever harm you. the five hundred booklet ideas contained inside of those pages have all been conscientiously vetted and authorized by means of literary pros with discerning flavor and witty wit. prepared into pleasant thematic lists, those feedback disguise the simplest of literature low and high, from page-turning classics to mind-expanding fluff; from homicide mysteries and post-apocalyptic visions to ancient fiction and toilet books. every one e-book is paired with deeply insightful, deeply hilarious dialogue questions, ideal for booklet teams or for readers who simply take pleasure in speaking to themselves.

In an international the place such a lot of books disappoint— robbing you of a while and cash, promising greater than they could deliver—Read This Next is the wickedly shrewdpermanent, devoted, and tasty associate you’ve constantly dreamed might carry you precise and lasting studying happiness.

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Raymond Carver (Bloom's Major Short Story Writers)

The correct aids to all scholars, Bloom's significant brief tale Writers are definitive publications for self sufficient learn and a unmarried resource for footnoting essays and study papers. every one quantity comprises: Editor's notes and an advent; Author's biography; Plot precis; Extracts and significant serious essays; large bibliography; Index of subject matters and concepts

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The Frontier Within: Essays by Abe Kobo (Weatherhead Books on Asia)

Abe Kobo (1924–1993) used to be one in all Japan's maximum postwar writers, well known for his resourceful technology fiction and performs of the absurd. even if, he additionally wrote theoretical feedback for which he's lesser recognized, merging literary, historic, and philosophical views into prepared reflections at the nature of creativity, the evolution of the human species, and a powerful variety of different matters.

Abe Kobo tackled modern social matters and literary idea with the intensity and facility of a visionary philosopher. that includes twelve essays from his prolific career―including "Poetry and Poets (Consciousness and the Unconscious)," written in 1944, and "The Frontier inside, half II," written in 1969―this anthology introduces English-speaking readers to Abe Kobo as critic and highbrow for the 1st time. Demonstrating the significance of his theoretical paintings to a broader realizing of his fiction―and a richer portrait of Japan's postwar imagination―Richard F. Calichman presents an incisive advent to Abe Kobo's achievements and situates his essays traditionally and intellectually.

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