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Hierdie versameling stories en besinnings uit die immergewilde skrywer se “Woorde wat wip”-rubriek wat tweeweekliks in Rapport verskyn, sal lesers met selfs die stroefste hallelujagesigte opkikker.
In hierdie boek kry jy insae in hoe stories rondom woorde gevorm word. Herman kies telkens ’n woord en bou ’n storie om dit. Die inhoud val uiteen as ’n tipe abecedarium – speelse inskripsies volgens die letters van die alfabet, dikwels met woorde wat nie meer alledaags gebruik word nie of die gevaar loop om in onbruik te raak.
Al gewonder wat ’n huilboerboom, meelwurms, kofia, ietsjoebeentjie, sandkombers of kamdebooharpuisbos is? In hierdie boek word diť woorde, en vele meer, geaktiveer as spilpunte waarom heerlike stories verweef is. Ideaal vir proe-proe lees op enige plek waar jy jou sit of lÍ die lekkerste kry.
Explains understanding the intended audience, the purpose of the paper, and academic genres; includes the use of task-based methodology, analytic group discussion, and genre consciousness-raising; shows how to write summaries and critiques; features "language focus" sections that address linguistic elements as they affect the wider rhetorical objectives; and helps students position themselves as junior scholars in their academic communities. Among the many changes in the third edition: newer, longer, and more authentic texts and examples greater discipline variety in texts (added texts from hard sciences and engineering) more in-depth treatment of research articles greater emphasis on vocabulary issues revised flow-of-ideas section additional tasks that require students to do their own research more corpus-informed content The Commentary has also been revised and expanded. This edition of Academic Writing for Graduate Students, like its predecessors, has many special features: It is based on the large body of research literature dealing with the features of academic (or research) English and extensive classroom experience. It is as much concerned with developing academic writers as it is improving academic texts. It provides assistance with writing part-genres (problem-solutions and Methods and Discussion sections) and genres (book reviews,research papers). Its approach is analytical and rhetorical-users apply analytical skills to the discourses of their chosen disciplines to explore how effective academic writing is achieved. It includes a rich variety of tasks and activities, ranging from small-scale language points to issues of how students can best position themselves as junior researchers.
Introducing and explaining some of the most poignant Japanese words, Ikigai is a lifestyle as well as a language book. From the wistful poetry of mono-no-aware, a word that asks us to recognize the bittersweet transience of all things, to the quiet harmony of wa, which knits together all of society's structures, this book is an introduction to the intricacies and value of Japanese phrases and concepts. It hopes to inspire you to incorporate these words into your own lifestyle and adopt a more mindful attitude to life's stresses, seeking meaning beyond materialism. In addition to over 40 `words to live by', Ikigai features musings on the place of beauty, community, time and nature in Japanese thought, teaching mindfulness by way of compelling haikus, and illustrated by Michael Kenna's reflective photography throughout.
Het jy geweet dat as jy cappuccino drink, daar 'n aap in jou koffie is? Waarom staan 'n mens se strottehoof bekend as 'n adamsappel? Is die dahlia regtig na die Sweedse plantkundige Anders Dahl vernoem omdat die blomblare soos sy onversorgde baard en hare gelyk het? Diť vrae het almal met eponieme te make: woorde wat gevorm is op grond van mense of plekke se name. So is die dahlia, adamsappel en cappuccino eponieme. In Die Aap in jou koffie beantwoord die gewilde woordeboekmaker, Anton Prinsloo, ongeveer 2,000 van hierdie soort vrae. Die skrywer se besondere humorsin maak dit 'n andersoortige woordeboek Ė een wat 'n mens met 'n glimlag lees.
Where is 'Outwith' and who is Bruno? How is he connected? Soon he will meet the boy in striped pyjamas and befriend him. But why must the boy stay behind the wire?
The development of Negro job opportunities is a vital first step toward the total integration of the Negro into American society. The civil rights movement and the War on Poverty have focused national attention on the Negro employment problem, but much remains to be done before a solution is reached. Negroes and Jobs gives a thorough, well-rounded account of the Negro worker's economic position in the contemporary labor market. It is a compendium of more than thirty articles, all written since 1960, dealing with various aspects of Negro employment. Many of the Negro's employment problems are common to all underprivileged American citizens, but certain aspects of the dilemma, such as the development of the urban ghettos and the persistence of racial discrimination, serve to separate and intensify the plight of the Negro worker. This book discusses the causes of Negro job disadvantagement, the nature of the Negro job market and the factors that affect it, the behavior of Negroes in the labor market, and past and future programs of action to increase the Negro's access to job opportunities.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau was one of the most influential writers of the eighteenth century, and one of the most controversial. His writings are full of the paradoxes of his personality his quest for natural truth and his own self-deceptions, his democratic and his despotic tendencies, his imperiousness and his submissiveness, his love of society and his love of solitude. In this study William H. Blanchard, a practicing psychologist, examines the interplay between Rousseau's complex personality and his political writings. Blanchard presents the biographical facts of Rousseau's life and, with the help of Rousseau's Confessions, interprets them according to modern psychology. Blanchard believes that almost all of Rousseau's works have political implications, and he considers such diverse writings as the Letter to d'Alembert on the Theatre, The Social Contract, Emile, and Rousseau's correspondence in the light of his interpretations. One of the major paradoxes of Rousseau's work is that it has been widely used as ideological support by both democratic and despotic forces. The name of Rousseau was invoked throughout the French Revolution by both the early democrats and the later terrorists. Blanchard explores the similarity between the rebel and the tyrant in Rousseau, discusses Rousseau's ""urge to suffer for truth,"" and comments incisively on the dangers of these tendencies, which he finds present in modern society. The author has made excellent use of original documents and sources in his study of Rousseau, and he takes the opportunity to correct various misinterpretations of Rousseau's relations with his contemporaries, particularly David Hume.
The Papers of the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts and Letters is an annual volume of papers published under the joint direction of the Council of the Academy and of the Executive Board of the Graduate School of the University of Michigan, and edited by Paul S. Welch and Eugene S. McCartney. The agreement to publish jointly was an opportunity to establish closer relations between the University and the Academy, thus contributing to higher scholarship and original investigation. This volume from 1922 includes an array of papers on Biology, Economics, Geology, Meteorology, Psychology, Sanitary and Medical Science, and Zoology.
Who was Dorothy Richardson? Dorothy Richardson pioneered the modern psychological novel with her great work Pilgrimage. More than 45 years ago before Joyce, before Virginia Woolf she explored the new narrative technique that we know now as stream-of-consciousness writing. Her subject was woman: every facet of what it meant to be a rebelling feminine spirit in Victorian England. With great beauty and aesthetic insight she portrayed the moment-to-moment quality of feminine reality. The effect is dramatic and immediate, making Pilgrimage a landmark in the history of modern literature. Author Warren E. Blake's reading of Pilgrimage explains the exhaustive brilliance of Richardson's performance and brings to the foreground the conflict resulting when a logical mind denies itself. Now, shortly after her death, a book is needed to supplement the revival of interest in Dorothy Richardson. Blake leads the way with his brilliant study.
Written by a longtime resident of Japan, Politics and the News Media in Japan describes and analyzes political communication in Japan with a particular focus on the relationship between the news media and politicians. In this pioneering work, Ofer Feldman shows how the close connection between reporters and members of the Japanese National Diet influences the coverage of politics in the media and how the news media and reporters function as information sources for Diet members. The author discusses the importance of the national dailies in Japanese political life; reporters' work patterns and their formal and informal interaction with political news sources; the objectives reporters and politicians have vis-a-vis one another; and how Japanese cultural factors affect the role reporters play in politics. This volume fills a serious gap in the literature on the Japanese media and its role in the political system by focusing on the structure and process of news-gathering by Japanese reporters. It is the first work based on a survey of rank-and-file members of the Japanese National Diet; newsmen and editors of national and local newspapers, news agencies, and broadcast media; political party officials; and secretaries to Diet members. It will appeal especially to those interested in comparative politics, comparative mass communication, and Japanese studies.
This lively course teaches Mandarin Chinese to a broad range of learners in a modern, structured and engaging way. Mastering Chinese is available as a complete pack - paperback book with two CDs (ISBN 9781352001365). The CDs can be purchased separately (ISBN 9780230200548), or you can just purchase the paperback book alone (ISBN 9780230200135). Please check you have the correct ISBN. The focus is on acquiring basic conversational skills, and the text has a friendly, non-formal style, building up gently and with a wealth of lively, imaginative exercises. The text places some emphasis on correct pronunciation, as this is so important in Mandarin. It introduces right from the start the fascinating Chinese script and includes essential grammar, along with interesting cultural insights. Pinyin, the standard system of spelling using the Roman alphabet to transliterate Chinese, is also included to help build confidence. This is all you would expect from a modern Chinese language course but can't find!
Learn how to manage your youth team to successWith its "teach basics and have fun" approach, "Managing Little League Baseball" is dedicated to helping you teach baseball fundamentals to boys and girls while emphasizing how to make the experience rewarding for you and your players. Fully approved by Little League Baseball(R) and illustrated with instructive photos and diagrams, this book will give you the tools you need to develop prepared ballplayers.
Inside you'll learn: Twenty of the most important and frequently used Little League baseball rules, including the latest change and the new rules regarding pitchers The fundamentals of hitting, baserunning, defense, and pitching Tips on motivating players, game strategy, and special challenges such as competitive pressure and demanding parents An inside look at Little League softball
This youthful masterpiece by the author of The Divine Comedy recounts the love and loss of Beatrice, Dante''s lifelong inspiration. An allegory of spiritual crisis and growth, it combines prose and poetry in a powerful work in the literature of love. This new translation features an informative introduction and notes.
"Imagining Rhetoric" examines how women's writing developed in
the decades between the American Revolution and the Civil War, and
how women imagined using their education to further the civic aims
of an idealistic new nation.
When Slim Turned Sideways . . . this is narrative suspense, and if well done propels the reader on into and through a novel, or folktale, or printed play, or epic poem. How does it work? Is it a matter of plot only? Why do some works rivet our attention from the first page, while others obviously do not? These are among the deceptively simple questions taken up in Eric Rabkin's seminal study of narrative suspense. Using the insights afforded by structuralism, linguistics, and modern criticism and basing his discussion on close readings of many well-known works Rabkin provides at once an original work in literary theory and a remarkably practical account of how successful narrative establishes and sustains interest on several levels. Suspense, Rabkin shows, is involved not only in the plot of a narrative, but in its thematic development, character development, and style as well. This broad understanding enables the author to develop a coherent theoretical description of suspense, using the terminology of rhetoric. The most startling result of this approach is a schematic representation for literary genres that, though arrived at theoretically, corresponds almost exactly to our intuitive categorization of literary works. Narrative Suspense can be read with ample profit by interested layman and professional critic alike. With wit and intelligence, the book clarifies an oft-perceived phenomenon the fundamental importance of suspense, broadly defined, in all great works of literature.
Told in Letters is a study of the English novel before it came of age with Richardson's Pamela. The first book to trace the history and methods of using letters to tell a story, it draws on more than 200 little-known works written before Pamela. Many of these were designed for a public that had little concern with art. Here we see the origins of the psychological novel in its most primitive form. We also discover the achievements of early letter fiction such as the ""familiar letter"" and the widely imitated innovations of French fiction. In addition, Told in Letters portrays the Grub Street world that gave birth to popular literature, and describes the power that booksellers and popular taste had over these early novels. Finally, Richardson is reassessed in the light of his predecessors' writing, and we understand better the origins of a literary technique that did so much to revolutionize English fiction in the middle of the eighteenth century.
This book presents a detailed analysis of the two Latin pronouns idem and ille, relying on Latin literature from Plautus to Isidore.
The Southern Frontier looks at the origins of Anglo-Americans in the Southeastern United States. It covers a time frame from the first settlements along the Carolina coast, to the Indian Revolt of 1715, to the genesis of Georgia as a colony, and a means to protect British interests in America. The struggles include Queen Anne's War, the Yamese War, and various diplomatic and militaristic struggles with the Native Americans and the Spanish.
In the wake of the Civil War, every aspect of American life was to be shaped anew by the energies of a nation now reborn. The remarkable story of the growth these energies achieved is told here beginning with General Grant's historic ride into the little village of Appomattox and the Battle of Appomattox Court House, and taking the reader up through the extraordinary staccato of modern-day political events. In this newly expanded and completely up-to-date edition, Foster Rhea Dulles vividly depicts the individuals, episodes, and ideas that have guided the course of over a hundred years of American history: reconstruction in the South, the westward surge, Populism and Progressivism, the New Deal, the impact of the Vietnamese conflict, and the Negro revolution on the American conscience. The United States Since 1865 is a record not only of political and economic events, but of social and cultural developments as well. New directions in literature and the arts, the advent of Henry Ford's Model-T and pioneer motion picture theaters, the cultural elan brought to the White House during the Kennedy years these too contributed to the making of modern America. Written for the general reader as well as the student of American history, this authoritative work along with its companion volume, The United States to 1865 provides a highly readable and thoroughly up-to-date reassessment of America's heritage to her citizens and to the world.
Virtue and Venom traces the history of a previously neglected genre, the catalog of women, from its origins in Greece and Rome to the late Middle Ages, revealing the catalogs' considerable importance as cultural documents of the evolution of the Western definition of womankind. These catalogs were simple listings of past heroines, sometimes described in extended biographies, sometimes merely enumerated by name. Catalog heroines often appeared in familiar guises anonymous mothers of great men, fascinating seductresses, self-effacing spouses, abused victims of love, strong and brilliant achievers. Written by some of the finest authors of the ages, the catalogs fulfilled important functions. By defining women typologically, they instilled stereotypes in the popular mind, and by illustrating proper and improper feminine conduct they reinforced the late medieval link between literature and ethics. Despite the repetitive form of the genre, the catalogs were extremely flexible, able to illustrate different, even antithetical views of femininity invoking the past as authority or reinterpreting the past in an attempt to associate femininity with changing cultural values. Thus, as well as being the vehicle for the transmission of knowledge, the form could also be manipulated to contest authority, in the guise of invoking it, and present new paradigms. Glenda McLeod examines a host of catalogs, including those of Homer, Hesiod, Vergil, Ovid, Juvenal, Plutarch, St. Jerome, and Jean de Meun, but gives special attention to Boccaccio's De claris mulieribus and Chaucer's Legend of Good Women. She then shows how the tradition ultimately produced the first major defense of womankind in Christine de Pizan's Cite des Dames. This book will be of interest to classicists, medievalists, Renaissance and feminist scholars, and anyone interested in the misogynist tradition in the West and the response it engendered.
Rereading Moliere: Mise en Scene from Antoine to Vitez investigates the strategies employed by some of the most influential French directors of the present century to create radical interpretations of Moliere's classic texts. At the same time, the book explores how these reinterpretations of Moliere's popular comedies have articulated a revisionist version of French cultural history. The book focuses on five productions of two Moliere plays: Andre Antoine's and Jacque Arnavon's 1907 Tartuffe, Arnavon's 1936 School for Wives, Roger Planchon's two productions of Tartuffe in the 1960s and 1970s, and Antoine Vitez's Moliere tetralogy of 1978. These productions represent not only some of the best stagings of Moliere in this century, but also key moments in the history of French theater, as each one marks an important development in the ways that plays from the classical period were staged in France. Taken together, these productions constitute an almost century-long exploration of the status and identity of ""the classics"" in twentieth-century French theater. At the same time, these productions reveal an abiding interest in exploring the ever-shifting understanding of the Grand Siecle, the Golden Age of the seventeenth century, as a value in modern and contemporary French culture. Rereading Moliere examines a range of critical issues: the relationship between director and playwright as manifested in directors' attitudes to the classic text; developments in directors' strategies for adapting the dramaturgy and scenography of the 1660s to the aesthetics of the twentieth century; and developments in directors' responses to the ideologies of ""fidelity"" and ""realism.
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