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Orion Blinded

Author : Randi Birn
ISBN : 0838724205
Genre : Literary Collections
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Category: Literary Collections

Francophone Literatures

Author : Belinda Elizabeth Jack
ISBN : 9780198715061
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The canon of French literature has been the subject of much debate and now increasingly francophone literatures are demanding more attention in student French literature courses. The first study in English of francophone literatures, this book introduces the diverse bodies of texts in French from the numerous French-speaking areas around the world, with separate sections covering Africa, French Canada, the Creole Islands, and Europe, and will provide students at both undergraduate and 'A' level with a comprehensive introductory survey of the subject. Francophone literatures emerge from rich bi- and multi-lingual cultures in part as colonial legacies. They also challenge the monopoly of the French literary tradition. This introductory survey celebrates the linguistic difference of such texts and the creative possibilities offered by deviance from an established tradition, demanding new critical approaches. The texts studied here cast a new light upon French literature in terms of their diverse perspectives upon writing, history, politics, and culture, their violent rewritings, subversive versions and parodies sometimes forming an elaborate pastiche of celebrated Frence texts. Guides to further reading, a select bibliography, and an extensive index combine to make the book an extremely readable introductory overview of a hitherto little explored area.
Category: Literary Criticism

Of Time And Measurement

Author : Anthony John Turner
ISBN : UOM:39015029941898
Genre : Science
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The history of precision technology may seem a small, specialised subject, concerned with the development of such mundane, even banal objects as sun-dials, sand-glasses, clocks or rulers and other measuring instruments. Yet their development, as the author holds, has helped condition how we relate to the natural world and is therefore a key aspect of cultural history. For many classes of instruments there are still no basic narrative accounts of their internal evolution, and a number of these studies represent an effort towards fulfilling that need. In others, starting with an object or an object and its maker, the author asks what did it do, and then who wanted it to do it and why, penetrating into the more general social context. In time the studies range from Antiquity to the 19th century, but the emphasis is on the period from the 16th century onwards.L'histoire de la technologie de précision peut paraître comme étant un sujet spécialisé de moindre importance, se rapportant au développment d'objets quelconque, voire banals, tels les cadrans solaires, les sabliers, les horloges, les règles et autres instruments de mesure. D'après l'auteur, leur développement a cependant contribué à déterminer la façon dont nous nous rapportons au monde naturel et fait de ceux-ci l'un des aspects à la clef de notre histoire culturelle. Pour un bon nombre de catégories d'instruments, il n'existe toujours pas de relation de base concernant leur évolution interne; un effort a été accompli au travers de certaines des études contenues dans ce recueil, afin de combler cette lacune. Dans d'autres, l'auteur, débutant par un objet seul, ou bien encore un objet et son créateur, pose la question de savoir ce à quoi celui-ci servait, à qui il était destiné à servir et pourquoi, pénétrant ainsi dans un contexte social plus généralisé. Du point de vue de la chronologie, les études partent de l'Antiquité et vont jusqu'au 19e siècle, l'accent étant surtout mis à partir du 16e siècle.
Category: Science

Time Out Film Guide

Author : John Pym
ISBN : 1904978215
Genre : Performing Arts
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This guide is a collection of engaging and provocative capsule reviews of films across the spectrum of cinema history, from Russian silent movies to American comedies, classic documentaries to Japanese anime, and beyond.
Category: Performing Arts

European Writers

Author : William Thomas Hobdell Jackson
ISBN : 0684191598
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Category: Literary Criticism