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A World Where News Travelled Slowly

Author : Lavinia Greenlaw
ISBN : 0571191606
Genre : Communication
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Lavinia Greenlaw's first collection, Night Photograph, made an immediately favourable impact. Her second collection, A World Where News Travelled Slowly explores more local and personal matters. Its central theme is the unpredictable act of communication, from the mechanical to the miraculous. There are also poems that are concerned with attempts at preservation - plundered relics, the stately home, an iron lung. This volume serves to confirm the gifts Lavinia Greenlaw showed in her first book.
Category: Communication

The Cambridge Companion To Modern British Culture

Author : Michael Higgins
ISBN : 9781139827959
Genre : Literary Criticism
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British culture today is the product of a shifting combination of tradition and experimentation, national identity and regional and ethnic diversity. These distinctive tensions are expressed in a range of cultural arenas, such as art, sport, journalism, fashion, education, and race. This Companion addresses these and other major aspects of British culture, and offers a sophisticated understanding of what it means to study and think about the diverse cultural landscapes of contemporary Britain. Each contributor looks at the language through which culture is formed and expressed, the political and institutional trends that shape culture, and at the role of culture in daily life. This interesting and informative account of modern British culture embraces controversy and debate, and never loses sight of the fact that Britain and Britishness must always be understood in relation to the increasingly international context of globalisation.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Oxford Companion To Modern Poetry In English

Author : Jeremy Noel-Tod
ISBN : 9780199640256
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Provides over 1,700 biographies of influential poets writing in English from 1910 to the present day, exploring the influences, inspirations, and movements that have shaped their works and lives.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Penguin Book Of Poetry From Britain And Ireland Since 1945

Author : Simon Armitage
ISBN : UOM:39015043090771
Genre : English poetry
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A collection of poetry written in the second half of the century. Includes English, Irish, Welsh and Scots poets, as well as other nationalities living here and writing in English.
Category: English poetry

News As Changing Texts

Author : Roberto Facchinetti
ISBN : 9781443835893
Genre : Computers
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This book focuses on the dialectic interrelation between ‘news’ and ‘change’, whereby news is intended as a textual type in its evolutionary – and revolutionary – development, while change is discussed with reference to the form, content and structure of such typological variety explored across the centuries, largely in the British environment. The time spans in the chapters have been distributed according to (a) historical key moments in the process of news-writing changes, and (b) extant computerized corpora covering such periods, thereby permitting specific linguistic analyses. Indeed, each chapter makes use of a set of corpora specifically devised to suit the needs of scholars studying the periods under scrutiny. The topics discussed and the corpora exploited to analyze them call into question basic methodological issues that are tackled from different perspectives in the book, while the epicentre of all research remains the news itself, in a continuous process of adjustment and renewal.
Category: Computers

The Great Wall In Ruins

Author : Godwin C. Chu
ISBN : 0791416224
Genre : History
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This book presents a survey of rural and urban Chinese people examining the dramatic changes in traditional culture that have taken place, and documenting the nature of contemporary Chinese culture. Chu and Ju examine attitudes about family relations, social relations, job preferences and work ethic, organizational relations, community life, and belief systems. Although there remains some limited continuity with the past, mainly in family stability, the book shows how lifestyle and values in post-Mao China today reveal a radical departure from traditional Chinese culture. The authors discover that Chinese people no longer endorse the Confucian precepts of harmony and tolerance, nor do they submit compliantly to authority as previous generations did. They now demonstrate, in an environment of rising aspirations and mounting frustration, a new assertiveness, as seen in the tragic outburst in the Tiananmen demonstrations.
Category: History

American Newsfilm 1914 1919 Rle The First World War

Author : David H. Mould
ISBN : 9781317692010
Genre : History
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The First World War was the first conflict in which film became a significant instrument of propaganda. For the United States, the war had two distinct phases: from August 1914 to April 1917, America was officially a neutral country; after April 1917 the United States was in the war, providing men, money and munitions for the Allies. These two phases are mirrored in the newsreels and documentary films shown in the United States. This volume starts by examining the background to the war for the movie industry – the coverage of previous conflicts and the growth of the newsreel. It examines the experiences of American cameramen who worked in the war zone: their efforts to gain access to the front, to overcome problems ranging from unreliable equipment to poor lighting conditions to evading censorship and how this shaped the coverage of the war.
Category: History

Necroscope Iv Deadspeak

Author : Brian Lumley
ISBN : 9781466817739
Genre : Fiction
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Brian Lumley's Necroscope novels are one of the horror genre's most towering achievements. They chronicle the adventures of Necroscope, Harry Keogh, his successor, Jake Cutter, and the psychically gifted agents of E-Branch, Britain's super-secret spy organization, and their battles against the malevolent, shape-shifting Wamphyri and their spawn. Their exploits have spanned two worlds, thirteen novels, and an infinity of time. The Necroscope novels have sold more than two million copies in English alone. Tor Books is proud to publish Necroscope: Deadspeak in hardcover for the first time. Previously available only as a mass market, paperback Necroscope: Deadspeak is the fourth volume in Lumley's exciting vampire series, and marks the beginning of a new phase in the story of the Necroscope. Harry Keogh has triumphed over much adversity in his life, from the death of his mother and the discovery of his amazing powers-to talk to the dead and to travel instantaneously to any place via the Möbius Continuum-to the fallout from his war against the vampires. He lost his body, though not his life; his wife and infant son disappeared without a trace; and he had to kill a woman he had come to love. What should have been a joyful reunion with his son was tinged with horror when Harry realized that his boy-now a man-was half-Necroscope and half-vampire, and thus a deadly double threat to all mankind. Father faced son in a terrible battle, and when it was over, Harry awoke safe in his own bed, at home . . . but his Necroscope powers were gone, locked away in the depths of his mind! Now, a new evil rears its head in the Balkan Mountains. Janos Ferenczy, master vampire and black magician, has risen from an ages-long sleep. As the first step in his plans of conquest, he conjures dead men and women into a perverse semblance of life and subjects them to fiendish tortures. But the shrieks of the dead barely begin to satisfy Janos's bloodlusts as he prepares an army of undead warriors to conquer the world. The dead try desperately to attract the Necroscope's attention, but Harry Keogh is deaf to their pleas and their screams. As Harry searches for a cure, he learns that to save mankind he must ally himself with the crafty father of vampires, the infamous Faethor Ferenczy. Centuries dead, Faethor lies in his grave and schemes. He will help Harry defeat Janos-but his price will be very high indeed! At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Category: Fiction

Critical Perspectives On The Industrial Revolution

Author : Josh Sakolsky
ISBN : 1404200622
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Excerpts from primary source documents describe the origins, science, people, economy, government, and culture during the Industrial Revolution.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Distant Reading

Author : Peter Middleton
ISBN : 0817314423
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A dynamic account of the history, practice, and theory of poetry as performance. Distant Reading considers poetry as performance, offers new insights into its popularity, and proposes a new history of its origins. It also explores related issues concerning the reception of poetry, the impact of the computer on how we read poetry, the persistence of the letter "I" in poems by avant-garde poets, the strangeness of the line-break as a demand on the reader's attention, and the idea of the reader as consumer. These themes are connected by a historically contextualized and theoretically sophisticated discussion of contemporary American and British poets continuing to work in the modernist tradition. The introductory essay establishes a new methodology that transforms close reading into what Middleton calls "distant reading," interpretive reading that acknowledges the distances that texts travel from their point of composition to readers in other geographical and historical locations. It indicates that poetic innovation is often driven by a desire on the part of the poet to make this distance do cultural work in the meanings that the poem generates. Ultimately, Distant Reading treats poetry as a cultural practice that is always situated within specific sites of performance--recited on stage, displayed in magazines, laid out on a page, scrolled on the computer screen--rather than as a transcendent cloud of meaning tethered only to its words.
Category: Literary Criticism

Poetry Wales

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ISBN : UOM:39015079674449
Genre : English poetry
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Category: English poetry

A History Of The World

Author : Andrew Marr
ISBN : 9780230767539
Genre : History
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Fresh, exciting and vividly readable, this is popular history at its very best. Our understanding of world history is changing, as new discoveries are made on all the continents and old prejudices are being challenged. In this truly global journey Andrew Marr revisits some of the traditional epic stories, from classical Greece and Rome to the rise of Napoleon, but surrounds them with less familiar material, from Peru to the Ukraine, China to the Caribbean. He looks at cultures that have failed and vanished, as well as the origins of today’s superpowers, and finds surprising echoes and parallels across vast distances and epochs. A History of the World is a book about the great change-makers of history and their times, people such as Cleopatra, Genghis Khan, Galileo and Mao, but it is also a book about us. For ‘the better we understand how rulers lose touch with reality, or why revolutions produce dictators more often than they produce happiness, or why some parts of the world are richer than others, the easier it is to understand our own times.’
Category: History

The Methuen Book Of Poems For Every Day

Author : Methuen Publishing
ISBN : UCSC:32106019035648
Genre : Poetry
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An inspirational selection of some of the best-loved poems in the English language, one for each calendar day of the year.
Category: Poetry

Modern Women Poets

Author : Deryn Rees-Jones
ISBN : UOM:39015062842680
Genre : Poetry
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"Modern Women Poets" is the companion anthology to Deryn Rees-Jones's pioneering critical study, "Consorting with Angels: Essays on Modern Women Poets". While its selections illuminate and illustrate her essays, Deryn Rees-Jones's superb anthology works in its own right as the best possible introduction to a whole century of poetry by women. The anthology draws together the work of women poets from Britain, Ireland and America as one version of a history of women's poetic writing, while not isolating women's writing from its intersection with the work of male contemporaries. Tracing an arc from Charlotte Mew to Stevie Smith, from Sylvia Plath to the writing emerging from the Women's Movement, and to the more recent work of Medbh McGuckian, Jo Shapcott and Carol Ann Duffy, the anthology draws together the work of women poets from Britain, Ireland and America as one version of a history of women's poetic writing. It shows important connections between the work of women poets and shows how - throughout past 100 years - they have developed strategies for engaging with a male-dominated tradition. "Modern Women Poets" allows the reader to trace women's negotiations with one another's work, as well as to reflect more generally on the politics of women's engagement with history, nature, politics, motherhood, science, religion, the body, sexuality, identity, death, love, and poetry itself.
Category: Poetry

Making For Planet Alice

Author : Maura Dooley
ISBN : STANFORD:36105020700758
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Why do we need another anthology of poetry solely by women? Several different groups of women writers emerged over the past thirty years who pioneered, fought to be published, reflected on subject-matter previously thought 'inappropriate' and who blazed into our consciousness with a train of glorious transgressions.Now here is a group of new writers from Britain and Ireland who've absorbed and developed the recent legacies of other women poets. All thirty published their first collections during the past ten years. These are poets of the moment, writing with an energy, inventiveness and intelligence fit for the 21st century. They pay no attention to the restrictions of this universe. They're Making for Planet Alice. Prepare to be transported.The contributors to this anthology are Moniza Alvi, Eleanor Brown, Siobhán Campbell, Kate Clanchy, Tessa Rose Chester, Julia Copus, Jane Duran, Gillian Ferguson, Janet Fisher, Linda France, Elizabeth Garrett, Lavinia Greenlaw, Vona Groarke, Sophie Hannah, Maggie Hannan, Tracey Herd, Jane Holland, Jackie Kay, Mimi Khalvati, Gwyneth Lewis, Sarah Maguire, Sinéad Morrissey, Ruth Padel, Katherine Pierpoint, Alice Oswald, Deryn Rees-Jones, Anne Rouse, Eva Salzman, Ann Sansom and Susan Wicks.
Category: Literary Criticism

Contemporary Women Poets

Author : Pamela L. Shelton
ISBN : STANFORD:36105020134578
Genre : Literary Criticism
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"Biographical/bibliographical/critical entries on nearly 250 of the most prominent women poets currently writing and/or publishing in the English language today."--Editor's note, p. xiii.
Category: Literary Criticism

Thumbscrew

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ISBN : IND:30000071194256
Genre : American poetry
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Category: American poetry

The Longman Anthology Of Poetry

Author : Lynne McMahon
ISBN : STANFORD:36105114563989
Genre : Poetry
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This major new poetry anthology blends the best selections from the poetic tradition with a wide range of contemporary works, thematic casebooks, and engaging essays that contextualize poetry century by century. Featuring a breathtaking scope of poetry from the English-speaking world, this diverse collection brings unparalleled historical and cultural background to the study of poetry including discussions of the poetic conventions of the time and the poetic "fingerprints" of particular poets. Introductions by respected scholars provide historical context and thematic casebooks provide insight into key literary movements to demonstrate to students how to write effectively about poetry.
Category: Poetry

The Poetry Review

Author : Stephen Phillips
ISBN : UOM:39015068955585
Genre : Poetry
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Category: Poetry