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101 Kruger Tales

Author : Jeff Gordon
ISBN : 0620611324
Genre : Animals
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" An enraged elephant flips a car onto its roof. A lioness prises open the door of a terrified couple. A leopard helps itself to a family's picnic breakfast. A fleeing impala leaps through an open car window. A lion charges around inside a busy rest camp. A hyaena snatches a baby from a tent. A tourist takes a bath in a croc-infested dam...These are just a few of the 101 jaw-dropping sightings, scrapes and encounters in this collection of extraordinary true stories from the roads, camps, picnic sites and walking trails of South Africa's Kruger National Park, as told by the very people who experienced them. There are no game ranger tales here - each and every story happened to an ordinary Kruger visitor doing what over a million tourists do in this spectacular reserve each year." -- Back cover.
Category: Animals

Getting Medieval

Author : Carolyn Dinshaw
ISBN : 0822323656
Genre : History
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DIVHow medieval texts represent and reproduce normative heterosexual identities./div
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Africana Notes And News

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105013618264
Genre : South Africa
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Grimms Tales Around The Globe

Author : Vanessa Joosen
ISBN : 9780814339213
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Grimms’ fairy tales are among the best-known stories in the world, but the way they have been introduced into and interpreted by cultures across the globe has varied enormously. In Grimms’ Tales around the Globe, editors Vanessa Joosen and Gillian Lathey bring together scholars from Asia, Europe, and North and Latin America to investigate the international reception of the Grimms’ tales. The essays in this volume offer insights into the social and literary role of the tales in a number of countries and languages, finding aspects that are internationally constant as well as locally particular. In the first section, Cultural Resistance and Assimilation, contributors consider the global history of the reception of the Grimms’ tales in a range of cultures. In these eight chapters, scholars explore how cunning translators and daring publishers around the world reshaped and rewrote the tales, incorporating them into existing fairy-tale traditions, inspiring new writings, and often introducing new uncertainties of meaning into the already ambiguous stories. Contributors in the second part, Reframings, Paratexts, and Multimedia Translations, shed light on how the Grimms’ tales were affected by intermedial adaptation when traveling abroad. These six chapters focus on illustrations, manga, and film and television adaptations. In all, contributors take a wide view of the tales’ history in a range of locales—including Poland, China, Croatia, India, Japan, and France. Grimms’ Tales around the Globe shows that the tales, with their paradox between the universal and the local and their long and world-spanning translation history, form a unique and exciting corpus for the study of reception. Fairy-tale and folklore scholars as well as readers interested in literary history and translation will appreciate this enlightening volume.
Category: Literary Criticism

Temporal Circumstances

Author : Lee Everett Patterson
ISBN : 9781137084514
Genre : Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages in literature
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Temporal Circumstances provides powerful and detailed interpretations of the most important and challenging of the Canterbury Tales. Well-informed and clearly written, this book will interest both those familiar with Chaucer's masterpiece and readers new to it.
Category: Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages in literature


Author : Geoffrey Chaucer
ISBN : 9781317891208
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This new addition to the Longman Critical Readers Series provides an overview of the various ways in which modern critical theory has influenced Chaucer Studies over the last fifteen years. There is still a sense in the academic world, and in the wider literary community, that Medieval Studies are generally impervious to many of the questions that modern theory asks, and that it concerns itself only with traditional philological and historical issues. On the contrary, this book shows how Chaucer, specifically the Canterbury Tales, has been radically and excitingly 'opened up' by feminist, Lacanian, Bakhtinian, deconstructive, semiotic and anthropological theories to name but a few. The book provides an introduction to these new developments by anthologising some of the most important work in the field, including excerpts from book-length works, as well as articles from leading and innovative journals. The introduction to the volume examines in some detail the relation between the individual strengths of each of the above approaches and the ways in which a 'postmodernist' Chaucer is seen as reflecting them all. This convenient single volume collection of key critical analyses of Chaucer, which includes work from some journals and studies that are not always easily available, will be indispensable to students of Medieval Studies, Medieval Literature and Chaucer, as well as to general readers who seek to widen their understanding of the forces behind Chaucer's writing.
Category: Literary Criticism

Chaucer S The Canterbury Tales

Author : Gail Ashton
ISBN : 0826489362
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This fresh and comprehensive guide to Chaucer's most famous poem The Canterbury Tales introduces readers to Chaucer's life and times and reconsiders both the impact and the context of its inception. It carefully details Chaucer's cultural and literary world, as well as reviewing the publishing history of the Tales and examining some of the issues surrounding the nature of the material production of medieval texts. In addition, it raises matters of ‘Englishness' and Chaucer's choice of the vernacular in which to write his works. A highly-readable survey of the critical reception of the Tales, from early responses to recent critical perspectives, works together with a series of exemplary, close readings of key tales and ideas to explore questions such as narrative voice, genre, language and form, gender and authority. This introduction to the text is the ideal companion to study, offering guidance on: Literary and historical context Language, style and form Reading The Canterbury Tales Critical reception and publishing history Adaptation and interpretation Further reading>
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Tales From The 5th St Gym

Author : Ferdie Pacheco
ISBN : STANFORD:36105215337499
Genre : History
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Presents the history of the Miami boxing gym which during the 1950s and 1960s provided training for three champion fighters, Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, and Sugar Ray Leonard, as well as other notable boxers and was frequented by sport, music, and Holly
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Author : Steve Ellis
ISBN : STANFORD:36105023420776
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This addition to the Longman Critical Readers series provides an overview of the various ways in which modern critical theory has impacted on Chaucer studies over the last fifteen years.
Category: Literary Criticism

Book Bulletin

Author : San Francisco Public Library
ISBN : STANFORD:36105027922967
Genre : Acquisitions (Libraries)
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