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The Words That Made Us

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A history of the American Constitution\'s formative decades from a preeminent legal scholar When the US Constitution won popular approval in 1788, it was t ...

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  • Editeur: Basic Books
  • ISBN: 0465096360
  • Genre: Law
  • Nombre de pages: 832
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: A history of the American Constitution's formative decades from a preeminent legal scholar When the US Constitution won popular approval in 1788, it was the culmination of thirty years of passionate argument over the nature of government. But ratification hardly ended the conversation. For the next half century, ordinary Americans and statesmen alike continued to wrestle with weighty questions in the halls of government and in the pages of newspapers. Should the nation's borders be expanded? Should America allow slavery to spread westward? What rights should Indian nations hold? What was the proper role of the judicial branch? In The Words that Made Us, Akhil Reed Amar unites history and law in a vivid narrative of the biggest constitutional questions early Americans confronted, and he expertly assesses the answers they offered. His account of the document's origins and consolidation is a guide for anyone seeking to properly understand America's Constitution today.


Not Needing All the Words

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Reading selected texts by Michael Ondaatje, including the novels In the Skin of a Lion and The English Patient and the poem "Birch Bark," Annick Hillger de ...

  • L'auteur : Annick Hillger
  • Editeur: McGill-Queen\'s Press - MQUP
  • ISBN: 0773560068
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Nombre de pages: 280
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Reading selected texts by Michael Ondaatje, including the novels In the Skin of a Lion and The English Patient and the poem "Birch Bark," Annick Hillger demonstrates how his writing both answers and challenges attempts to delineate the idea of a Canadian national self. She sets Ondaatje's work within the context of theoretical and philosophical ideas, developing the notion of a "literature of silence" concerned with finding a ground for self beyond the realm of language.


The Words of My Life

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Vivid - at times raw with emotion and dripping with sentiment.Christina Marra traces the timeline of her life with soulful imagery and profound emotion.She ...

  • L'auteur : Christina Marra
  • Editeur: Balboa Press
  • ISBN: 1504358686
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Nombre de pages: 142
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Vivid - at times raw with emotion and dripping with sentiment.Christina Marra traces the timeline of her life with soulful imagery and profound emotion.She speaks of relatable experiences using the poetry she calls the Words of Her Life. Marra begins with the birth of self and traces the development of her thoughts and feelings as she experiences love, life, and a full range of emotions during her adolescence and into her adulthood. She exasperates the development of self through profound images that speak to the very heart of your soul. She speaks of family, upbringing, dreams, and love. She speaks of the foundation of emotions that she associates with every aspect of her living. She questions learned truths and visits the very nature of her being. Marra finds herself in her writings and, through her loving, accepts the woman she is today.


War of the Words

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Journalists should avoid cliches, but they are just too useful. "A picture is worth 1,000 words," and in the case of the 38 "Gulf Breeze UFO" photos shot b ...

  • L'auteur : Craig R. Myers
  • Editeur: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1465326774
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Nombre de pages: 191
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Journalists should avoid cliches, but they are just too useful. "A picture is worth 1,000 words," and in the case of the 38 "Gulf Breeze UFO" photos shot by Ed Walters in 1987-1988, millions of them -- weird, angry, hilarious and profound words. Words by Dave Barry, Mike Royko and Fox Mulder. Words on "Unsolved Mysteries" and "Oprah." With the 20th anniversary approaching I think about another cliche with a twist: "Truth is funnier than fiction." As a reporter in Pensacola, Fla., I found myself in a "War of the Words." TV networks flocked to town, Believers and Debunkers battled over Ghost-Demon photos and Army deserters arrived in search of the Second Coming. With the mayor and police chief on one side, and community leaders and the local paper on the other, I went looking for the last word on the subject. I found a spaceship. REVIEW: Millions of Americans believe that we are regularly visited by beings from outside the Earth, and many are sure they have seen UFOs and even see them regularly. Craig R. Myers has not only seen one, but he has held it in his hand. This was in Florida, in the middle of the famous Gulf Breeze UFO mania of twenty years ago, and the UFO which he had himself captured was of distinctly terrestrial origin, but it had been made by the hoaxer who had sparked the Gulf Breeze sightings. There are plenty of books to tell you where UFOs come from, how we can invite more of them, and what to do when one captures you. War of the Words: The True but Strange Story of the Gulf Breeze UFO (Xlibris) probably wont match sales of many of those other books, but it is shocking and revelatory in its own way. It is impossible to argue, of course, that since this episode was a hoax, all UFO sightings are hoaxes and those who sight them are being fooled, but Myers has given a story with a skeptical bent that indicates the most useful way to regard such phenomena. It is a funny book; it even includes Dave Barrys amusing column about his own visit to Gulf Breeze and his investigation of the mania. It is, however, a serious report by a journalist who covered the story at the time; skeptics ought to enjoy it and True Believers ought to learn from it. Woodward and Bernstein got the story of their lifetimes because they happened to be in the right place and time. Not every journalists story of a lifetime has such national implications, but Myers is grateful that he was around for what he calls the most interesting, frightening and funny story of my at-that-time short career. Maybe this was just in contrast to his usual beat for the Pensacola News Journal, where he reported upon what the county commissioners and the utility authority were up to. A rival paper, The Gulf Breeze Sentinel, published anonymously-submitted photographs of a UFO in November 1987, but they were not the first UFOs seen in the area. Gulf Breeze is directly in the flight path of an airport, and is near a naval air station and an Air Force base, so that there are plenty of lights in the sky. In such a locale, if you are of a mind to be fooled by a mysterious light, says Myers, ... it is quite simple to let yourself think that this is something besides an earthly craft. Indeed, on any clear night, the Gulf Breeze Research Team might be out doing what it called a Skywatch, excitedly whispering to each other Do you see that one? So some Sentinel readers were already primed when the paper published a picture of a classic flying saucer. Myers says there are two ways a paper can report on UFOs. One is to report on the broad phenomenon of UFO sightings, and the other is to report UFO sightings as frequently, and with as little confirmation and editing, as it publishes engagements, weddings, births, Optimist Club donations, honor rolls, obits, and arrests. He does not crow too much that his Journal chose the former while the Sentinel chose the la


In the Words of Frederick Douglass

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"No people are more talked about and no people seem more imperfectly understood. Those who see us every day seem not to know us."—Frederick Douglass on A ...

  • L'auteur : Frederick Douglass
  • Editeur: Cornell University Press
  • ISBN: 0801463696
  • Genre: Reference
  • Nombre de pages: 280
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: "No people are more talked about and no people seem more imperfectly understood. Those who see us every day seem not to know us."—Frederick Douglass on African Americans "There is no negro problem. The problem is whether the American people have loyalty enough, honor enough, patriotism enough, to live up to their own constitution."—on civil rights "Woman should have justice as well as praise, and if she is to dispense with either, she can better afford to part with the latter than the former."—on women "The thing worse than rebellion is the thing that causes rebellion."—on rebellion "A man is never lost while he still earnestly thinks himself worth saving; and as with a man, so with a nation."—on perseverance "I am ever pleased to see a man rise from among the people. Every such man is prophetic of the good time coming."—on Lincoln Frederick Douglass, a runaway Maryland slave, was witness to and participant in some of the most important events in the history of the American Republic between the years of 1818 and 1895. Beginning his long public career in 1841 as an agent of the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society, Douglass subsequently edited four newspapers and championed many reform movements. An advocate of morality, economic accumulation, self-help, and equality, Douglass supported racial pride, constant agitation against racial discrimination, vocational education for blacks, and nonviolent passive resistance. He was the only man who played a prominent role at the 1848 meeting in Seneca Falls that formally launched the women's rights movement. He was a temperance advocate and opposed capital punishment, lynching, debt peonage, and the convict lease system. A staunch defender of the Liberty and Republican parties, Douglass held several political appointments, frequently corresponded with leading politicians, and advised Presidents Lincoln, Grant, Hayes, Garfield, and Harrison. He met with John Brown before his abortive raid on Harpers Ferry, helped to recruit African American troops during the Civil War, attended most national black conventions held between 1840 and 1895, and served as U.S. ambassador to Haiti. Frederick Douglass has left one of the most extensive bodies of significant and quotable public statements of any figure in American history. In the Words of Frederick Douglass is a rich trove of quotations from Douglass. The editors have compiled nearly seven hundred quotations by Douglass that demonstrate the breadth and strength of his intellect as well as the eloquence with which he expressed his political and ethical principles.


Hum If You Don't Know the Words

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Perfect for readers of The Secret Life of Bees and The Help, a perceptive and searing look at Apartheid-era South Africa, told through one unique family br ...

  • L'auteur : Bianca Marais
  • Editeur: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0399575073
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 432
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Perfect for readers of The Secret Life of Bees and The Help, a perceptive and searing look at Apartheid-era South Africa, told through one unique family brought together by tragedy. Life under Apartheid has created a secure future for Robin Conrad, a ten-year-old white girl living with her parents in 1970s Johannesburg. In the same nation but worlds apart, Beauty Mbali, a Xhosa woman in a rural village in the Bantu homeland of the Transkei, struggles to raise her children alone after her husband's death. Both lives have been built upon the division of race, and their meeting should never have occurred...until the Soweto Uprising, in which a protest by black students ignites racial conflict, alters the fault lines on which their society is built, and shatters their worlds when Robin’s parents are left dead and Beauty’s daughter goes missing. After Robin is sent to live with her loving but irresponsible aunt, Beauty is hired to care for Robin while continuing the search for her daughter. In Beauty, Robin finds the security and family that she craves, and the two forge an inextricable bond through their deep personal losses. But Robin knows that if Beauty finds her daughter, Robin could lose her new caretaker forever, so she makes a desperate decision with devastating consequences. Her quest to make amends and find redemption is a journey of self-discovery in which she learns the harsh truths of the society that once promised her protection. Told through Beauty and Robin's alternating perspectives, the interwoven narratives create a rich and complex tapestry of the emotions and tensions at the heart of Apartheid-era South Africa. Hum If You Don’t Know the Words is a beautifully rendered look at loss, racism, and the creation of family.


The Words and Music of George Harrison

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This book offers a comprehensive assessment of the music of George Harrison, revealing him as one of the most gifted and authentic singer-songwriters of hi ...

  • L'auteur : Ian Inglis
  • Editeur: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 031337533X
  • Genre: Music
  • Nombre de pages: 187
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: This book offers a comprehensive assessment of the music of George Harrison, revealing him as one of the most gifted and authentic singer-songwriters of his generation. • Includes a comprehensive discography of George Harrison's entire music career • Offers a detailed index of people, places, and songs that together make up Harrison's musical life


Wanderers of the words' world

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Poems are not a mere collection of words, it's the soul of the writer. "Wanderers of the Words' World", is a collection of poems by numerous authors across ...

  • L'auteur : Anam Afreen,Harshdeep Kushwaha
  • Editeur: jec publication
  • ISBN: 9391280072
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 155
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Poems are not a mere collection of words, it's the soul of the writer. "Wanderers of the Words' World", is a collection of poems by numerous authors across the nation, pulled together under a single cover by JEC Publication. Part of what makes this collection of poems special is that the reader is never tied to or bogged down by one particular element or theme but rather is allowed to explore different beauty in completely different poems. This anthology is a blend of two compilers' imagination, "Fruits of Temptation" and "Lafzon ke Musafir", both of which celebrated the motion and emotion of language, not only through the gathering and replication of the included poems, but the interviews that amplify the poems’ shouts, whispers, and echoes.


The Words that Inspired the Dreams

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A collection of inspirational stories of people who were inspired to new dreams and heights by a few influential words that allowed them to help reach for ...

  • L'auteur : Caron Chandler Loveless
  • Editeur: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 9781451604788
  • Genre: Religion
  • Nombre de pages: 251
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: A collection of inspirational stories of people who were inspired to new dreams and heights by a few influential words that allowed them to help reach for their dreams It's amazing what a few choice words can do... What difference can a few choice words make to a life? Open the pages of this delightful book and take an adventure into the amazing lives of people who were inspired to new dreams and new heights by a few influential words. And with each page, you'll gain new visions of what your words can mean to others, and you'll come back to the heroes and heroines of this book again and again. This is a book you'll want to read and give to anyone who aspires to inspiring dreams.


The Words From Heart

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About The Book: Hey! Dear readers here I have come with a interesting book which will deliver you to the world of words, yes to the world of words! It will ...

  • L'auteur : Jagruti Rane
  • Editeur: Pencil
  • ISBN: 9354580696
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Nombre de pages: 89
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: About The Book: Hey! Dear readers here I have come with a interesting book which will deliver you to the world of words, yes to the world of words! It will be an abroad for you in the beautiful words from heart. Every word in that world will have a direct touch to your heart. Excitement, amazement, joyfulness with a little feeling of tragedy and sorrow... You will be flooded by all the emotions at the same time. So be ready to enter in this world. You are just a page away..... About the Author: Born in Maharashtra, India, Jagruti Rane is currently 15, writing this book. For past seven years, she has been writing poetries, stories articles and some quotes as well. She has also given one of her writings to her school magazine in year 2016. This is her first book which has been published officially.


The Dictionary of Lost Words

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“Delightful . . . [a] captivating and slyly subversive fictional paean to the real women whose work on the Oxford English Dictionary went largely unheral ...

  • L'auteur : Pip Williams
  • Editeur: Ballantine Books
  • ISBN: 1984820737
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 416
  • Langue: French/English
  • Vues: 1970
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Détails: “Delightful . . . [a] captivating and slyly subversive fictional paean to the real women whose work on the Oxford English Dictionary went largely unheralded.”—The New York Times Book Review WINNER OF THE AUSTRALIAN BOOK INDUSTRY AWARD • “A marvelous fiction about the power of language to elevate or repress.”—Geraldine Brooks, New York Times bestselling author of People of the Book Esme is born into a world of words. Motherless and irrepressibly curious, she spends her childhood in the Scriptorium, an Oxford garden shed in which her father and a team of dedicated lexicographers are collecting words for the very first Oxford English Dictionary. Young Esme’s place is beneath the sorting table, unseen and unheard. One day a slip of paper containing the word bondmaid flutters beneath the table. She rescues the slip and, learning that the word means “slave girl,” begins to collect other words that have been discarded or neglected by the dictionary men. As she grows up, Esme realizes that words and meanings relating to women’s and common folks’ experiences often go unrecorded. And so she begins in earnest to search out words for her own dictionary: the Dictionary of Lost Words. To do so she must leave the sheltered world of the university and venture out to meet the people whose words will fill those pages. Set during the height of the women’s suffrage movement and with the Great War looming, The Dictionary of Lost Words reveals a lost narrative, hidden between the lines of a history written by men. Inspired by actual events, author Pip Williams has delved into the archives of the Oxford English Dictionary to tell this highly original story. The Dictionary of Lost Words is a delightful, lyrical, and deeply thought-provoking celebration of words and the power of language to shape the world.


How the Word Is Passed

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Instant #1 New York Times bestseller. "The Atlantic writer drafts a history of slavery in this country unlike anything you’ve read before” (Entertainme ...

  • L'auteur : Clint Smith
  • Editeur: Little, Brown
  • ISBN: 0316492914
  • Genre: History
  • Nombre de pages: 336
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Instant #1 New York Times bestseller. "The Atlantic writer drafts a history of slavery in this country unlike anything you’ve read before” (Entertainment Weekly). Beginning in his hometown of New Orleans, Clint Smith leads the reader on an unforgettable tour of monuments and landmarks—those that are honest about the past and those that are not—that offer an intergenerational story of how slavery has been central in shaping our nation’s collective history, and ourselves. It is the story of the Monticello Plantation in Virginia, the estate where Thomas Jefferson wrote letters espousing the urgent need for liberty while enslaving more than four hundred people. It is the story of the Whitney Plantation, one of the only former plantations devoted to preserving the experience of the enslaved people whose lives and work sustained it. It is the story of Angola, a former plantation–turned–maximum-security prison in Louisiana that is filled with Black men who work across the 18,000-acre land for virtually no pay. And it is the story of Blandford Cemetery, the final resting place of tens of thousands of Confederate soldiers. A deeply researched and transporting exploration of the legacy of slavery and its imprint on centuries of American history, How the Word Is Passed illustrates how some of our country’s most essential stories are hidden in plain view—whether in places we might drive by on our way to work, holidays such as Juneteenth, or entire neighborhoods like downtown Manhattan, where the brutal history of the trade in enslaved men, women, and children has been deeply imprinted. Informed by scholarship and brought to life by the story of people living today, Smith’s debut work of nonfiction is a landmark of reflection and insight that offers a new understanding of the hopeful role that memory and history can play in making sense of our country and how it has come to be.


The words of seven writers

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This anthology for all those writers who's dream of becoming published authors. ...

  • L'auteur : Various Authors
  • Editeur: Swipe Pages
  • ISBN: 8193666534
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 108
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: This anthology for all those writers who's dream of becoming published authors.


The Power of Words

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n medieval and early modern Europe, the use of charms was a living practice in all strata of society. The essays in this latest CEU Press publication explo ...

  • L'auteur : James Kapaló,Éva Pócs,William Francis Ryan
  • Editeur: Central European University Press
  • ISBN: 6155225486
  • Genre: History
  • Nombre de pages: 334
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: n medieval and early modern Europe, the use of charms was a living practice in all strata of society. The essays in this latest CEU Press publication explore the rich textual tradition of archives, monasteries, and literary sources. The author also discusses texts amassed in folklore archives and ones that are still accessible through field work in many rural areas of Europe.


Pilgrim in the Palace of Words

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Pilgrim in the Palace of Words is about language, about the words that splash and chatter across our tongues. Some six thousand languages are still spoken ...

  • L'auteur : Glenn Dixon
  • Editeur: Dundurn
  • ISBN: 9781770705784
  • Genre: Travel
  • Nombre de pages: 352
  • Langue: French/English
  • Vues: 1946
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Détails: Pilgrim in the Palace of Words is about language, about the words that splash and chatter across our tongues. Some six thousand languages are still spoken on the planet, and author Glenn Dixon – an expert is socio-linguistics and a tireless adventurer – travels to the Earth’s four corners to explore the way these languages create and mould societies. As one philosopher said, languages are Houses of Being. After doing graduate work in linguistics, Dixon wanted to visit these houses or "palaces" himself – to stroll along their sidewalks, knock on their doors, and peek in their windows. He wanted to see what they were hiding in their basements ... even if it meant a little bit of trouble. In some cases, a whole lot of trouble! Join him on his adventure as, with wit and humour, he works toward a real understanding of how and why we communicate the way we do in the Global Village.


In Search of Words

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For many years schools have used linear, words-based teaching methods, assuming that this is the most effective way of educating our children. Learner who ...

  • L'auteur : Oliver P.B. West
  • Editeur: Oliver P.B. West
  • ISBN: 0956091032
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Nombre de pages: 83
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: For many years schools have used linear, words-based teaching methods, assuming that this is the most effective way of educating our children. Learner who think in a holistic, visual way have consequently been marginalised and in many cases branded with a 'learning difficulty' label, simply because they think and learn in a way that is incongruous with traditional classroom teaching. Teachers and parents can struggle to know how encourage this 'different' way of thinking, often because they simply don't understand it.


The Words in My Hands

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Part coming of age, part call to action, this fast-paced #ownvoices novel about a Deaf teenager is a unique and inspiring exploration of what it means to b ...

  • L'auteur : Asphyxia
  • Editeur: Annick Press
  • ISBN: 1773215302
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 250
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Part coming of age, part call to action, this fast-paced #ownvoices novel about a Deaf teenager is a unique and inspiring exploration of what it means to belong. Smart, artistic, and independent, sixteen year old Piper is tired of trying to conform. Her mom wants her to be “normal,” to pass as hearing, to get a good job. But in a time of food scarcity, environmental collapse, and political corruption, Piper has other things on her mind—like survival. Piper has always been told that she needs to compensate for her Deafness in a world made for those who can hear. But when she meets Marley, a new world opens up—one where Deafness is something to celebrate, and where resilience means taking action, building a com-munity, and believing in something better. Published to rave reviews as Future Girl in Australia (Allen & Unwin, Sept. 2020), this empowering, unforgettable story is told through a visual extravaganza of text, paint, collage, and drawings. Set in an ominously prescient near future, The Words in My Hands is very much a novel for our turbulent times.


Mouthing the Words

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Thelma is six years old. Life at home is unsettling and disturbing; her father’s games are not enjoyable and her mother dotes on Willy, the favoured chil ...

  • L'auteur : Camilla Gibb
  • Editeur: Anchor Canada
  • ISBN: 0385682042
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 208
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Thelma is six years old. Life at home is unsettling and disturbing; her father’s games are not enjoyable and her mother dotes on Willy, the favoured child. When her parents move to Canada, Thelma smuggles her imaginary friends with her in her suitcase. By turns harrowing and wonderfully funny, Mouthing the Words tells Thelma’s story of sexual abuse, anorexia, borderline multiple personality disorder and her return to England. Reminiscent of Jeanette Winterson and Sylvia Plath, Mouthing the Words is a remarkable and inspiring fiction debut


The Words of the Wise Are like Goads

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“Meaningless, meaningless, everything is meaningless.” The word “meaningless” (hebel) appears more than 40 times in the book of Ecclesiastes and ra ...

  • L'auteur : Mark J. Boda,Tremper Longman III,Cristian Rata
  • Editeur: Penn State Press
  • ISBN: 1575066920
  • Genre: History
  • Nombre de pages: 528
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: “Meaningless, meaningless, everything is meaningless.” The word “meaningless” (hebel) appears more than 40 times in the book of Ecclesiastes and raises the question why a book that appears to deny meaning or purpose is included in the Bible. Many questions of interpretation as well as relevance surround the book of Ecclesiastes, including indeed the proper translation and understanding of the word hebel. If, after all, the book does examine the question of the meaning of life, what could be more important? The present volume explores Ecclesiastes/Qohelet on many different levels: linguistic, text-critical, theological, historical, and literary. The contributors, chosen from many of the leading and emerging experts on the book, present both the state of the field and their own assessment of the varied interpretive issues of Ecclesiastes. They include scholars, preachers, and philosophers. It should be helpful not only to scholars but also to all who want to study this book seriously. The first section of this volume deals with the history of interpretation. The second section is concerned with issues of history, form, and rhetoric. Section three is about key concepts and passages. The fourth section focuses on the language and grammar of Qohelet. The last section engages practical issues of interpretation. The volume is designed to provide exposure to a variety of readers who seek to engage Qohelet in fresh ways in the twenty-first century—from historians of interpretation to biblical exegetes to linguists to theological students.


A Walk in the Words

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“A beautifully rendered and deeply inspiring book for everyone who has ever read slowly—myself included! Hudson shows us the beauty and magic that can ...

  • L'auteur : Hudson Talbott
  • Editeur: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0399548726
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 32
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: “A beautifully rendered and deeply inspiring book for everyone who has ever read slowly—myself included! Hudson shows us the beauty and magic that can come from taking our time. Brilliant.”—Jacqueline Woodson Hudson Talbott's inspiring story vividly reveals the challenges--and ultimately the rewards--of being a non-mainstream kind of learner. When Hudson Talbott was a little boy, he loved drawing, and it came naturally to him. But reading? No way! One at a time, words weren't a problem, but long sentences were a struggle. As his friends moved on to thicker books, he kept his slow reading a secret. But that got harder every year. He felt alone, lost, and afraid in a world of too many words. Fortunately, his love of stories wouldn't let him give up. He started giving himself permission to read at his own pace, using the words he knew as stepping-stones to help draw him into a story. And he found he wasn't so alone--in fact, lots of brilliant people were slow readers, too. Learning to accept the fact that everyone does things in their own unique way, and that was okay, freed him up and ultimately helped Hudson thrive and become the fabulous storyteller he is today.


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