Last Breath

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Rachel Caine
  • ISBN : 1101545445
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Number of Pages : 368
  • Readers : 2588

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: With her boss preoccupied researching the Founder Houses in Morganville, student Claire Danvers is left to her own devices when she learns that three vampires have vanished without a trace. She soon discovers that the last person seen with one of the missing vampires is someone new to town-a mysterious individual named Magnus. After an uneasy encounter with Morganville's latest resident, Claire is certain Magnus isn't merely human. But is he a vampire-or something else entirely?

Midnight Alley

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Rachel Caine
  • ISBN : 1440620016
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Number of Pages : 256
  • Readers : 7651

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Claire Danvers's college town may be run by vampires but a truce between the living and the dead made things relatively safe. For a while. Now people are turning up dead, a psycho is stalking her, and an ancient bloodsucker has proposed private mentoring. To what end, Claire will find out. And it's giving night school a whole new meaning. Watch a Windows Media trailer for this book.

Carpe Corpus

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  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Author : Cathy M. Yandell
  • ISBN : 9780874137040
  • Publisher : University of Delaware Press
  • Number of Pages : 281
  • Readers : 6893

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: "Carpe Corpus investigates time as it was theorized, imagined, and lived in early modern France. Despite the current flourishing of critical attention to women poets' works, critical assessments of Renaissance temporality remain almost exclusively shaped by early modern male writers." "A reading uninformed by female poets has deprived us of a more multifaceted vision of the temporal concordia discors at work in all these poets." "In Carpe Corpus, Cathy Yandell offers original interpretations of such literary giants as Ronsard and Louise Labe, as well as lesser-known but increasingly studied poets of the sixteenth century, notably Anne de Marquets, Nicole Estienne, and Catherine des Roches. Through readings of poetry, conduct manuals, and moral treatises, this volume seeks to reconstruct the temporal landscape of early modern France."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Feast of Fools

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Rachel Caine
  • ISBN : 1440631565
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Number of Pages : 256
  • Readers : 8989

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Fall of Night

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Rachel Caine
  • ISBN : 1101607068
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Number of Pages : 368
  • Readers : 3909

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Thanks to its unique combination of human and vampire residents, Morganville, Texas, is a small college town with big time problems. When student Claire Danvers gets the chance to experience life on the outside, she takes it. But Morganville isn’t the only town with vampire trouble… Claire never thought she’d get to leave Morganville, but she can’t pass up the chance to finally attend her dream school, MIT. After all, getting to invent anti-vamp devices with Professor Anderson—a Morganville exile herself—sounds like a dream come true…until Claire realizes that there are sinister forces in play, and she’s not the only one with a vampire-related agenda. Without her friends Shane, Eve and Michael, surviving a killer schedule may be hard…but with them, it might turn out to be impossible.

Glass Houses

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Rachel Caine
  • ISBN : 110112850X
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Number of Pages : 256
  • Readers : 9370

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: College freshman Claire Danvers has had enough of her nightmarish dorm situation, where the popular girls never let her forget just where she ranks in the school's social scene: somewhere less than zero. When Claire heads off-campus, the imposing old house where she finds a room may not be much better. Her new roommates don't show many signs of life. But they'll have Claire's back when the town's deepest secrets come crawling out, hungry for fresh blood. Watch a Windows Media trailer for this book.

Lord of Misrule

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Rachel Caine
  • ISBN : 1440660859
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Number of Pages : 256
  • Readers : 1007

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: In the college town of Morganville, vampires and humans coexist in (relatively) bloodless harmony. Then comes Bishop, the master vampire who threatens to abolish all order, revive the forces of the evil dead, and let chaos rule. But Bishop isn’t the only threat. Violent black cyclone clouds hover, promising a storm of devastating proportions as student Claire Danvers and her friends prepare to defend Morganville against elements both natural and unnatural. Watch a Windows Media trailer for this book.

Fade Out

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Rachel Caine
  • ISBN : 1101149256
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Number of Pages : 256
  • Readers : 2564

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Withoutthe evil vampire Bishop ruling over the town of Morganville,the resident vampires have made major concessions to the human population. With their newfound freedoms, Claire Danvers and her friends are almost starting to feel comfortable again… Now Claire can actually concentrate on her studies, and her friend Eve joins the localtheatrecompany. But when one of Eve’s castmates goes missingafter starting work on a shortdocumentary, Eve suspects the worst. Claire and Eve soon realize that this film project, whose subjectis the vampires themselves, is a wholelot bigger—andway more dangerous—than anyone suspected.

Midnight Bites

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Rachel Caine
  • ISBN : 1101989793
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Number of Pages : 400
  • Readers : 8357

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: New York Times bestselling author Rachel Caine presents a collection of stories—including six new tales—featuring the little Texas town that’s overrun by the undead. WELCOME TO MORGANVILLE. YOU’LL NEVER WANT TO LEAVE. By day, Morganville, Texas, is just a typical college town. By night, the vampires emerge and take control.... In a town where it’s not safe to be out after dark, student Claire Danvers and her friends have had their fair share of thrills. But Morganville still has a few secrets left to tell. Now, in this collection, you can venture down the town’s strange streets, revisit all the tales you’ve come to love, and experience six new stories featuring your favorite Morganville residents—both human and vampire...

Daylighters

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Rachel Caine
  • ISBN : 1101626895
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Number of Pages : 384
  • Readers : 4452

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: While Morganville, Texas, is often a troubled town, Claire Danvers and her friends are looking forward to coming home. But the Morganville they return to isn’t the one they know; it’s become a different place—a deadly one… Something drastic has happened in Morganville while Claire and her friends were away. The town looks cleaner and happier than they’ve ever seen it before, but when their incoming group is arrested and separated—vampires from humans—they realize that the changes definitely aren’t for the better. It seems that an organization called the Daylight Foundation has offered the population of Morganville something they’ve never had: hope of a vampire-free future. And while it sounds like salvation—even for the vampires themselves—the truth is far more sinister and deadly. Now, Claire, Shane and Eve need to find a way to break their friends out of Daylighter custody, before the vampires of Morganville meet their untimely end… Includes a teaser from Prince of Shadows: A Novel of Romeo and Juliet!

How to Be Content

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  • Category : Philosophy
  • Author : Horace,Stephen Harrison
  • ISBN : 0691208492
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Number of Pages : 256
  • Readers : 9836

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: What the Roman poet Horace can teach us about how to live a life of contentment What are the secrets to a contented life? One of Rome’s greatest and most influential poets, Horace (65–8 BCE) has been cherished by readers for more than two thousand years not only for his wit, style, and reflections on Roman society, but also for his wisdom about how to live a good life—above all else, a life of contentment in a world of materialistic excess and personal pressures. In How to Be Content, Stephen Harrison, a leading authority on the poet, provides fresh, contemporary translations of poems from across Horace’s works that continue to offer important lessons about the good life, friendship, love, and death. Living during the reign of Rome’s first emperor, Horace drew on Greek and Roman philosophy, especially Stoicism and Epicureanism, to write poems that reflect on how to live a thoughtful and moderate life amid mindless overconsumption, how to achieve and maintain true love and friendship, and how to face disaster and death with patience and courage. From memorable counsel on the pointlessness of worrying about the future to valuable advice about living in the moment, these poems, by the man who famously advised us to carpe diem, or “harvest the day,” continue to provide brilliant meditations on perennial human problems. Featuring translations of, and commentary on, complete poems from Horace’s Odes, Satires, Epistles, and Epodes, accompanied by the original Latin, How to Be Content is both an ideal introduction to Horace and a compelling book of timeless wisdom.

Math with Bad Drawings

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  • Category : Mathematics
  • Author : Ben Orlin
  • ISBN : 0316509027
  • Publisher : Black Dog & Leventhal
  • Number of Pages : 376
  • Readers : 8420

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A hilarious reeducation in mathematics-full of joy, jokes, and stick figures-that sheds light on the countless practical and wonderful ways that math structures and shapes our world. In Math With Bad Drawings, Ben Orlin reveals to us what math actually is; its myriad uses, its strange symbols, and the wild leaps of logic and faith that define the usually impenetrable work of the mathematician. Truth and knowledge come in multiple forms: colorful drawings, encouraging jokes, and the stories and insights of an empathetic teacher who believes that math should belong to everyone. Orlin shows us how to think like a mathematician by teaching us a brand-new game of tic-tac-toe, how to understand an economic crises by rolling a pair of dice, and the mathematical headache that ensues when attempting to build a spherical Death Star. Every discussion in the book is illustrated with Orlin's trademark "bad drawings," which convey his message and insights with perfect pitch and clarity. With 24 chapters covering topics from the electoral college to human genetics to the reasons not to trust statistics, Math with Bad Drawings is a life-changing book for the math-estranged and math-enamored alike.

Vampire Academy

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Richelle Mead
  • ISBN : 0698165934
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Number of Pages : 144
  • Readers : 5010

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The story that kicked off the international #1 bestselling Vampire Academy series. St. Vladimir’s Academy isn’t just any boarding school—it’s a hidden place where vampires are educated in the ways of magic and half-human teens train to protect them. Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, a bodyguard for her best friend Lissa, a Moroi Vampire Princess. They’ve been on the run, but now they’re being dragged back to St. Vladimir’s—the very place where they’re most in danger. . . . Rose and Lissa become enmeshed in forbidden romance, the Academy’s ruthless social scene, and unspeakable nighttime rituals. But they must be careful lest the Strigoi—the world’s fiercest and most dangerous vampires—make Lissa one of them forever.

Ghost Town

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Rachel Caine
  • ISBN : 1101444541
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Number of Pages : 368
  • Readers : 1875

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Get ready for "non-stop vampire action" (Darque Reviews) in the latest Morganville Vampire novel from New York Times bestselling author Rachel Caine. While developing a new system to maintain Morganville's defenses, student Claire Danvers discovers a way to amplify vampire mental powers. Through this, she's able to re-establish the field around this vampire-infested Texas college town that protects it from outsiders. But the new upgrades have an unexpected consequence: people inside the town begin to slowly forget who they are-even the vampires. Soon, the town's little memory problem has turned into a full-on epidemic. Now Claire needs to figure out a way to pull the plug on her experiment- before she forgets how to save Morganville... Watch a Video

The Morganville Vampires: Books 1-8

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Rachel Caine
  • ISBN : 1101496983
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Number of Pages : 2000
  • Readers : 5561

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: In Morganville, Texas, “there’s always a surprise just around every dark corner”(Darque Reviews)—and it usually involves the undead. Now these secrets come to light in this collection that includes books one through eight in Rachel Caine's New York Times bestselling Morganville Vampires series… GLASS HOUSES THE DEAD GIRLS' DANCE MIDNIGHT ALLEY FEAST OF FOOLS LORD OF MISRULE CARPE CORPUS FADE OUT KISS OF DEATH

Dead to the World

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Charlaine Harris
  • ISBN : 1101134038
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Number of Pages : 320
  • Readers : 6289

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Psychic Sookie Stackhouse has her hands full with an amnesiac vampire in the fourth seductive novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series—the inspiration for the HBO® original series True Blood. When cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse sees a naked man on the side of the road, she doesn’t just drive on by. Turns out the poor thing hasn’t a clue who he is, but Sookie does. It’s the vampire Eric Northman—but now he’s a kinder, gentler Eric. And a scared Eric, because whoever took his memory now wants his life. Sookie’s investigation into why leads straight into a dangerous battle among witches, vampires, and werewolves. But a greater danger could be to Sookie’s heart—because the kinder, gentler Eric is very difficult to resist...

Scientific Babel

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  • Category : Science
  • Author : Michael D. Gordin
  • ISBN : 022600032X
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Number of Pages : 424
  • Readers : 2423

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: English is the language of science today. No matter which languages you know, if you want your work seen, studied, and cited, you need to publish in English. But that hasn’t always been the case. Though there was a time when Latin dominated the field, for centuries science has been a polyglot enterprise, conducted in a number of languages whose importance waxed and waned over time—until the rise of English in the twentieth century. So how did we get from there to here? How did French, German, Latin, Russian, and even Esperanto give way to English? And what can we reconstruct of the experience of doing science in the polyglot past? With Scientific Babel, Michael D. Gordin resurrects that lost world, in part through an ingenious mechanism: the pages of his highly readable narrative account teem with footnotes—not offering background information, but presenting quoted material in its original language. The result is stunning: as we read about the rise and fall of languages, driven by politics, war, economics, and institutions, we actually see it happen in the ever-changing web of multilingual examples. The history of science, and of English as its dominant language, comes to life, and brings with it a new understanding not only of the frictions generated by a scientific community that spoke in many often mutually unintelligible voices, but also of the possibilities of the polyglot, and the losses that the dominance of English entails. Few historians of science write as well as Gordin, and Scientific Babel reveals his incredible command of the literature, language, and intellectual essence of science past and present. No reader who takes this linguistic journey with him will be disappointed.

Bite Club

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Rachel Caine
  • ISBN : 1101514299
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Number of Pages : 368
  • Readers : 3915

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: After discovering that vampires populate her town, college student Claire Danvers knows that the undead just want to live their lives. But someone else wants them to get ready to rumble. There's a new extreme sport getting picked up on the Internet: bare- knuckle fights pitting captured vampires against each other-or humans. Tracking the remote signal leads Claire to discover that what started as an online brawl will soon threaten everyone in Morganville...

The Phoenix

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  • Category : History
  • Author : Joseph Nigg
  • ISBN : 022619552X
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Number of Pages : 496
  • Readers : 4202

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: An “insightful cultural history of the mythical, self-immolating bird” from Ancient Egypt to contemporary pop culture by the author of The Book of Gryphons (Library Journal). The phoenix, which rises again and again from its own ashes, has been a symbol of resilience and renewal for thousands of years. But how did this mythical bird come to play a part in cultures around the world and throughout human history? Here, mythologist Joseph Nigg presents a comprehensive biography of this legendary creature. Beginning in ancient Egypt, Nigg’s sweeping narrative discusses the many myths and representations of the phoenix, including legends of the Chinese, where it was considered a sacred creature that presided over China’s destiny; classical Greece and Rome, where it appears in the writings of Herodotus and Ovid; medieval Christianity, in which it came to embody the resurrection; and in Europe during the Renaissance, when it was a popular emblem of royals. Nigg examines the various phoenix traditions, the beliefs and tales associated with them, their symbolic and metaphoric use, and their appearance in religion, bestiaries, and even contemporary popular culture, in which the ageless bird of renewal is employed as a mascot and logo. “An exceptional work of scholarship.”—Publishers Weekly

Have His Carcase

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Dorothy L. Sayers
  • ISBN : Not Available
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Number of Pages : 265
  • Readers : 6854

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: "Have His Carcase" by Dorothy L. Sayers. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Consuming Youth

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  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Author : Robert Latham
  • ISBN : 0226467023
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Number of Pages : 336
  • Readers : 5448

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: From the novels of Anne Rice to The Lost Boys, from The Terminator to cyberpunk science fiction, vampires and cyborgs have become strikingly visible figures within American popular culture, especially youth culture. In Consuming Youth, Rob Latham explains why, showing how fiction, film, and other media deploy these ambiguous monsters to embody and work through the implications of a capitalist system in which youth both consume and are consumed. Inspired by Marx's use of the cyborg vampire as a metaphor for the objectification of physical labor in the factory, Latham shows how contemporary images of vampires and cyborgs illuminate the contradictory processes of empowerment and exploitation that characterize the youth-consumer system. While the vampire is a voracious consumer driven by a hunger for perpetual youth, the cyborg has incorporated the machineries of consumption into its own flesh. Powerful fusions of technology and desire, these paired images symbolize the forms of labor and leisure that American society has staked out for contemporary youth. A startling look at youth in our time, Consuming Youth will interest anyone concerned with film, television, and popular culture.

David Beckham: My Side

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  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Author : David Beckham
  • ISBN : 0007373449
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Number of Pages : 544
  • Readers : 9236

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: David Beckham is one of the world's foremost media icons, his popularity transcending sport and cultural divides. This is his own in-depth account of his career to date, for Manchester United and England, and of his childhood, family and personal life.

The Islands at the End of the World

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Austin Aslan
  • ISBN : 0385374216
  • Publisher : Wendy Lamb Books
  • Number of Pages : 384
  • Readers : 4987

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: In this fast-paced survival story set in Hawaii, electronics fail worldwide, the islands become completely isolated, and a strange starscape fills the sky. Leilani and her father embark on a nightmare odyssey from Oahu to their home on the Big Island. Leilani’s epilepsy holds a clue to the disaster, if only they can survive as the islands revert to earlier ways. A powerful story enriched by fascinating elements of Hawaiian ecology, culture, and warfare, this captivating and dramatic debut from Austin Aslan is the first of two novels. The author has a master’s degree in tropical conservation biology from the University of Hawaii at Hilo. Praise for Islands at the End of the World: “A riveting tale of belonging, family, overcoming perceived limitations, and finding a home.”--School Library Journal, Starred "Aslan’s debut honors Hawaii’s unique cultural strengths--family ties and love of home, amplified by geography and history--while remaining true to a genre that affirms the mysterious grandeur of the universe waiting to be discovered."--Kirkus Reviews, Starred "Aslan’s debut is a riveting tale of belonging, family, overcoming perceived limitations, and finding a home."--School Library Journal, Starred

Open Your Eyes

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  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Author : H-Dirksen L. Bauman
  • ISBN : 1452913412
  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Number of Pages : 360
  • Readers : 3366

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This groundbreaking volume introduces readers to the key concepts and debates in deaf studies, offering perspectives on the relevance and richness of deaf ways of being in the world. In Open Your Eyes, leading and emerging scholars, the majority of whom are deaf, consider physical and cultural boundaries of deaf places and probe the complex intersections of deaf identities with gender, sexuality, disability, family, and race. Together, they explore the role of sensory perception in constructing community, redefine literacy in light of signed languages, and delve into the profound medical, social, and political dimensions of the disability label often assigned to deafness. Moving beyond proving the existence of deaf culture, Open Your Eyes shows how the culture contributes vital insights on issues of identity, language, and power, and, ultimately, challenges our culture’s obsession with normalcy. Contributors: Benjamin Bahan, Gallaudet U; Douglas C. Baynton, U of Iowa; Frank Bechter, U of Chicago; MJ Bienvenu, Gallaudet U; Brenda Jo Brueggemann, Ohio State U; Lennard J. Davis, U of Illinois, Chicago; Lindsay Dunn, Gallaudet U; Lawrence Fleischer, California State U, Northridge; Genie Gertz, California State U, Northridge; Hilde Haualand, FAFO Institute; Robert Hoffmeister, Boston U; Tom Humphries, U of California, San Diego; Arlene Blumenthal Kelly, Gallaudet U; Marlon Kuntze, U of California, Berkeley; Paddy Ladd, U of Bristol; Harlan Lane, Northeastern U; Joseph J. Murray, U of Iowa; Carol Padden, U of California, San Diego.

Ovid, Amores (Book 1)

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  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Author : William Turpin
  • ISBN : 1783741651
  • Publisher : Open Book Publishers
  • Number of Pages : 266
  • Readers : 7052

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: From Catullus to Horace, the tradition of Latin erotic poetry produced works of literature which are still read throughout the world. Ovid’s Amores, written in the first century BC, is arguably the best-known and most popular collection in this tradition. Born in 43 BC, Ovid was educated in Rome in preparation for a career in public services before finding his calling as a poet. He may have begun writing his Amores as early as 25 BC. Although influenced by poets such as Catullus, Ovid demonstrates a much greater awareness of the funny side of love than any of his predecessors. The Amores is a collection of romantic poems centered on the poet’s own complicated love life: he is involved with a woman, Corinna, who is sometimes unobtainable, sometimes compliant, and often difficult and domineering. Whether as a literary trope, or perhaps merely as a human response to the problems of love in the real world, the principal focus of these poems is the poet himself, and his failures, foolishness, and delusions. By the time he was in his forties, Ovid was Rome’s most important living poet; his Metamorphoses, a kaleidoscopic epic poem about love and hatred among the gods and mortals, is one of the most admired and influential books of all time. In AD 8, Ovid was exiled by Augustus to Romania, for reasons that remain obscure. He died there in AD 17. The Amores were originally published in five books, but reissued around 1 AD in their current three-book form. This edition of the first book of the collection contains the complete Latin text of Book 1, along with commentary, notes and full vocabulary. Both entertaining and thought-provoking, this book will provide an invaluable aid to students of Latin and general readers alike. This book contain embedded audio files of the original text read aloud by Aleksandra Szypowska.

The Subject of Semiotics

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  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Author : Kaja Silverman
  • ISBN : 0199772150
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Number of Pages : 320
  • Readers : 6395

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This provocative book undertakes a new and challenging reading of recent semiotic and structuralist theory, arguing that films, novels, and poems cannot be studied in isolation from their viewers and readers.

Making and Rethinking the Renaissance

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  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Author : Giancarlo Abbamonte,Stephen Harrison
  • ISBN : 3110660962
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Number of Pages : 271
  • Readers : 3500

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The purpose of this volume is to investigate the crucial role played by the return of knowledge of Greek in the transformation of European culture, both through the translation of texts, and through the direct study of the language. It aims to collect and organize in one database all the digitalised versions of the first editions of Greek grammars, lexica and school texts available in Europe in the 14th and 15th centuries, between two crucial dates: the start of Chrysoloras’s teaching in Florence (c. 1397) and the end of the activity of Aldo Manuzio and Andrea Asolano in Venice (c. 1529). This is the first step in a major investigation into the knowledge of Greek and its dissemination in Western Europe: the selection of the texts and the first milestones in teaching methods were put together in that period, through the work of scholars like Chrysoloras, Guarino and many others. A remarkable role was played also by the men involved in the Council of Ferrara (1438-39), where there was a large circulation of Greek books and ideas. About ten years later, Giovanni Tortelli, together with Pope Nicholas V, took the first steps in founding the Vatican Library. Research into the return of the knowledge of Greek to Western Europe has suffered for a long time from the lack of intersection of skills and fields of research: to fully understand this phenomenon, one has to go back a very long way through the tradition of the texts and their reception in contexts as different as the Middle Ages and the beginning of Renaissance humanism. However, over the past thirty years, scholars have demonstrated the crucial role played by the return of knowledge of Greek in the transformation of European culture, both through the translation of texts, and through the direct study of the language. In addition, the actual translations from Greek into Latin remain poorly studied and a clear understanding of the intellectual and cultural contexts that produced them is lacking. In the Middle Ages the knowledge of Greek was limited to isolated areas that had no reciprocal links. As had happened to many Latin authors, all Greek literature was rather neglected, perhaps because a number of philosophical texts had already been available in translation from the seventh century AD, or because of a sense of mistrust, due to their ethnic and religious differences. Between the 12th and 14th century AD, a change is perceptible: the sharp decrease in Greek texts and knowledge in the South of Italy, once a reference-point for this kind of study, was perhaps an important reason prompting Italian humanists to go and study Greek in Constantinople. Over the past thirty years it has become evident to scholars that humanism, through the re-appreciation of classical antiquity, created a bridge to the modern era, which also includes the Middle Ages. The criticism by the humanists of medieval authors did not prevent them from using a number of tools that the Middle Ages had developed or synthesized: glossaries, epitomes, dictionaries, encyclopaedias, translations, commentaries. At present one thing that is missing, however, is a systematic study of the tools used for the study of Greek between the 15th and 16th century; this is truly important, because, in the following centuries, Greek culture provided the basis of European thought in all the most important fields of knowledge. This volume seeks to supply that gap.

English General Nouns

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  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Author : Michaela Mahlberg
  • ISBN : 9027293945
  • Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing
  • Number of Pages : 206
  • Readers : 1462

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This book proposes an innovative approach to general nouns. General nouns are defined as high-frequency nouns that are characterised by their textual functions. Although the concept is motivated by Halliday & Hasan (1976), the corpus theoretical approach adopted in the present study is fundamentally different and set in a linguistic framework that prioritises lexis. The study investigates 20 nouns that are very frequent in mainstream English, as represented by the Bank of English Corpus. The corpus-driven approach to the data involves a critical discussion of descriptive tools, such as patterns, semantic prosodies, and primings of lexical items, and the concept of 'local textual functions' is put forward to characterise the functions of the nouns in texts. The study not only suggests a characterisation of general nouns, but also stresses that functions of lexical items and properties of texts are closely linked. This link requires new ways of describing language.

Kiss of Death

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Rachel Caine
  • ISBN : 1101197730
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Number of Pages : 256
  • Readers : 5896

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A new chapter in the New York Times bestselling Morganville Vampires saga. Vampire musician Michael Glass has attracted the attention of a big- time producer who wants to cut a demo and play some gigs-which means Michael will have to enter the human world. For this, he's been assigned escorts that include both a dangerous immortal as well as Michael's all-too-human friends. And with that mix of personalities, this is going to be a road trip from hell...

Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship

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  • Category : Medical
  • Author : Teresa Chahine
  • ISBN : 1498717055
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Number of Pages : 314
  • Readers : 1881

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Social entrepreneurship is a revolution occurring around the world today. People from all walks of life are developing and implementing innovative, effective, and sustainable solutions in response to social and environmental challenges. These solutions include products, services, and interventions brought to market by new startups and existing orga