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The End Of The Alphabet

Author : Claudia Rankine
ISBN : 0802116345
Genre : Poetry
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A Jamaican-born poet's collection of poetry about the people closest to her and about the United States, the country she now calls home
Category: Poetry

Muslim Identities

Author : Aaron W. Hughes
ISBN : 9780231531924
Genre : Religion
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Rather than focus solely on theological concerns, this well-rounded introduction takes an expansive view of Islamic ideology, culture, and tradition, sourcing a range of historical, sociological, and literary perspectives. Neither overly critical nor apologetic, this book reflects the rich diversity of Muslim identities across the centuries and counters the unflattering, superficial portrayals of Islam that are shaping public discourse today. Aaron W. Hughes uniquely traces the development of Islam in relation to historical, intellectual, and cultural influences, enriching his narrative with the findings, debates, and methodologies of related disciplines, such as archaeology, history, and Near Eastern studies. Hughes’s work challenges the dominance of traditional terms and concepts in religious studies, recasting religion as a set of social and cultural facts imagined, manipulated, and contested by various actors and groups over time. Making extensive use of contemporary identity theory, Hughes rethinks the teaching of Islam and religions in general and helps facilitate a more critical approach to Muslim sources. For readers seeking a non-theological, unbiased, and richly human portrait of Islam, as well as a strong grasp of Islamic study’s major issues and debates, this textbook is a productive, progressive alternative to more classic surveys.
Category: Religion

Ordinary Alphabet

Author : Michelle McNair
ISBN : 9781456795504
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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This is an amazing book. It talks about many different subjects and topics. There are poems about love, life and laughter. Poems about having fun and reminiscing. It is a book of ordinary poems from an ordinary girl. This book is for anyone who has had a bad day and just want to take a rest from the world. Someone having a good day or in the middle and just want to relax. There are short poems and long poems. So if you are looking for a poem for 3 minutes or 10 seconds this book is the one. This book is for anyone who likes poems or for someone who is just beginning to explore other reading possibilities. There are different styles of poems including odes, acrostics, blues and unrhymed poems. This book is fun and adventurous. You will feel emotions anywhere from sad, gloomy and depressed to happy, excited and flabbergasted. Some topics you read about will make you think while others will make you question yourself. There are so many love poems in the book that make you want to be in love and many poems with life lessons to be learned. As you are reading you will find yourself hard to stop because the book is so interesting and friendly.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Troubadours

Author : Simon Gaunt
ISBN : 0521574730
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book offers a general introduction to the world of the troubadours. Its sixteen chapters, newly commissioned from leading scholars in Britain, the United States, France, Italy and Spain, trace the development of troubadour song (including music), engage with the main trends in troubadour scholarship, and examine the reception of troubadour poetry in manuscripts and in Northern French romance. A series of appendices offer an invaluable guide to more than fifty troubadours, to technical vocabulary, to research tools and to surviving manuscripts.
Category: Literary Criticism

Under The Rock Umbrella

Author : William J. Walsh
ISBN : 0881460478
Genre : Philosophy
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American poet born between 1951 and 1977 who was not influenced by popular music and the paradigm shift that occurred in the country ... Under the Rock Umbrella brings together the best poets influenced by this powerful era in music to allow us to examine the music of each poet's own verse. --Mercer University Press.
Category: Philosophy

The Aura Of The Word In The Early Age Of Print 1450 600

Author : Samuel Mareel
ISBN : 9781351546096
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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Did the invention of movable type change the way that the word was perceived in the early modern period? In his groundbreaking essay "The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction," the cultural critic Walter Benjamin argued that reproduction drains the image of its aura, by which he means the authority that a work of art obtains from its singularity and its embeddedness in a particular context. The central question in The Aura of the Word in the Early Age of Print (1450-1600) is whether the dissemination of text through print had a similar effect on the status of the word in the early modern period. In this volume, contributors from a variety of fields look at manifestations of the early modern word (in English, French, Latin, Dutch, German and Yiddish) as entities whose significance derived not simply from their semantic meaning but also from their relationship to their material support, to the physical context in which they are located and to the act of writing itself. Rather than viewing printed text as functional and lacking in materiality, contributors focus on how the placement of a text could affect its meaning and significance. The essays also consider the continued vitality of pre-printing-press kinds of text such as the illuminated manuscript; and how new practices, such as the veneration of handwriting, sprung up in the wake of the invention of movable type.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Poetry Plus

Author : Sally Fisk
ISBN : 1568222793
Genre : Education
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Teachers can help transform reluctant writers into poets with these lessons that use the writing process. Activity pages provide an avenue for students to share, display, or publish their poetry. Auditory techniques, forms of poetry, and figures of speech are also addressed. Includes reproducibles.
Category: Education

Poetry Kaleidoscope

Author : Nicolae Sfetcu
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Genre : Poetry
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Introduction in poetry: nature of poetry, tools, history, terms (periods, styles and movements, technical means, tropes, measures of verse, verse forms, national poetry... Poetry (ancient Greek: ποιεω (poieo) = I create) is traditionally a written art form (although there is also an ancient and modern poetry which relies mainly upon oral or pictorial representations) in which human language is used for its aesthetic qualities in addition to, or instead of, its notional and semantic content. The increased emphasis on the aesthetics of language and the deliberate use of features such as repetition, meter and rhyme, are what are commonly used to distinguish poetry from prose, but debates over such distinctions still persist, while the issue is confounded by such forms as prose poetry and poetic prose. Some modernists (such as the Surrealists) approach this problem of definition by defining poetry not as a literary genre within a set of genres, but as the very manifestation of human imagination, the substance which all creative acts derive from.
Category: Poetry

The Alphabet Game

Author : B. P. Nichol
ISBN : 1552451879
Genre : Poetry
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bpNichol was one of Canada’s most innovative, eclectic, entertaining, and, yes, enigmatic poets, making startling interventions in the development of poetry and profoundly influencing both his own and subsequent generations of writers. The Alphabet Game: A bpNichol Reader amasses key texts from the very broad spectrum of Nichol’s work, including both classic favorites and more obscure treasures. From the early typewriter poetry of Konfessions of an Elizabethan Fan Dancer and the lifelong poem The Martyrology to the heart-breaking prose of Journal and the whimsical autobiography of Selected Organs, The Alphabet Game traces the trajectory of this wildly imaginative and prolific poet. A great and diverse sampling of his work, this Nichol anthology is an ideal introduction for readers encountering Nichol for the first time, and a much-needed compendium for Nichol fans seeking access to works not readily available.
Category: Poetry