• The Last Interview

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    * Introduction: Judith Woolf
    * I knew Primo Levi: Giovanni Tesio
    * Acknowledgements
    * Monday, 17 January
    * Monday, 26 January
    * Sunday, 8 February
  • C. S. Lewis

    69,00 €

    Acknowledgments ix

    Introduction 1

    1 A Philosophical Mind 9

    1.1 A Brief Biography 9

    1.2 Lewis as a Philosopher 18

    1.3 Lewis and Common Sense 21

    1.4 Reading Lewis 24

    1.5 What Is to Come 25

    2 The Thinking, Reasoning, and Sensing Soul 27

    2.1 The Aboutness of Thought 27

    2.2 Reasoning and the Falsity of Naturalism 30

    2.3 A Possible Quibble 43

    2.4 Caveat: Bulverism 44

    2.5 First?] and Third?]Person Points of View 46

    2.6 The Soul 48

    2.7 Thought, Image, and the Immaterial 53

    2.8 Pleasurable Reason 55

    3 The Meaning of Life 60

    3.1 Setting the Stage 60

    3.2 The Purpose of Li...
  • State of Emergency

    69,00 €

    * Cairo, December 2006
    * Paradise in a State of Emergency
    * Kashmir, October 2007
    * Houseboat 1
    * In the City
    * Houseboat 2
    * Politicians 1-4
    * Night
    * Houseboat 3
    * The Shrine
    * Houseboat 4
    * In the Countryside
    * Houseboat 5
    * The Mother
    * Houseboat 6
    * Ahad Baba
    * In Kashmir, Far Away from Kashmir
    * Landless
    * Between Agra and Delhi, September 2007
    * Lumpenproletariat in Formation
    * Why Complain?
    * They Want Land
    * Expulsion as Industrial Development Policy
    * The Sky and the Ground
    * Ram Paydiri Doesn't Understand
    * The Laboratory
    * Gujarat, October 2007
    * An Idol
    * On the Rubbish Tip
    * Into the Centre
  • Shakespeare& 8242:s Theatre: A History

    75,00 €

    List of Illustrations x

    List of Boxes xi

    Preface xii

    Introduction 1

    Palamon and Arcite was Performed with the Queen Herself Present on the Stage 1

    The Upstart Crow 7

    Notes 17

    1 The Early Years 19

    Stratford and Staging Practices 19

    Princely Pleasures at Kenilworth 25

    Mystery Cycles and Trade Guilds 27

    Competing Authorities 28

    Straws in the Wind 29

    A System of Protection and Control 33

    Roads Not Taken 34

    Notes 36

    2 Possible Beginnings 38

    Shakespeare and the Queen's Men's Theory 39

    Tarlton 44

    Shakespeare and Alexander Hoghton's Will 50

    Strange's Men 60
  • Ref Grammar Modern Standard Arabic

    257,50 €

    1. Introduction to Arabic; 2. Modern Standard Arabic phonology and script; 3. Arabic word structure: an overview; 4. Basic Arabic sentence structures; 5. Arabic noun types; 6. Participles: active and passive; 7. Noun inflections: gender, humanness, number, definiteness, and case; 8. Construct phrases and nouns in apposition; 9. Noun specifiers and quantifiers; 10. Adjectives: form and function; 11. Adverbs and adverbial expressions; 12. Personal pronouns; 13. Demonstrative pronouns and their functions; 14. Relative pronouns and relative clauses; 15. Arabic numerals and numeral phrases; 16. Prepositions and prepositional phrases; 17. Questions and question words; 18. Connectives and conjuncti...
  • Literature

    44,00 €

    * Acknowledgements
    * Chapter 1: What is Literature?
    * Chapter 2: Studying Literature
    * Chapter 3: Why Does Literature Matter?
    * Chapter 4: What Does Literature Teach?
    * Notes
    * Index
  • American World Literature: An Introduction

    75,00 €

    Acknowledgments (follow typescript)

    1. The Theory of American World Literature

    2. Early American Literature in the World

    Contact Zones and Extended Scales

    The Classical Counternarrative

    Thomas Paine and Universal Order

    3. National/Global: The Framing of Nineteenth-Century American Literature

    National Agendas and Transnational Dialogues

    Slavery's Global Compass

    Planetary Space and Intellectual Distance

    4. The Worlds of American Modernism

    The American Novel and the Great War

    The Aesthetics of Contradiction

    American Studies and World Literature: The Great Gatsby and The Grapes of Wrath

    5. Postmoder...
  • Interpretieren

    19,80 €

    Hans H. Hiebels Lehrbuch behandelt elementare Grundfragen der Interpretation, wie sie sich dem reflektierten Interpreten literarischer Werke stellen. Ausgehend von einschlägigen Arbeiten von Gisbert Ter-Nedden, Umberto Eco, E. D. Hirsch, Peter Szondi, Peter Tepe und anderen entwickelt Hans H. Hiebel eine systematische Einführung in die Theorie und Praxis der literarischen Hermeneutik. Im Hinblick auf die Auffassung, die "Intention" des Autors drücke sich vollständig im Textsinn eines Werkes aus, schließt sich Hiebel an die Theorie des "Intentionalisten" E. D. Hirsch an, für den intentio auctoris und intentio operis zusammenfallen. Ein Kapitel zu den Deutungsverfahren der Dekonstruktivisten und Poststrukturalisten beschließt das Lehrbuch.
  • Dreams from My Father

    12,50 €

    An international bestseller which has sold over a million copies in the UK, Dreams From My Father is a refreshing, revealing portrait of a young man asking big questions about identity and belonging.

    The son of a black African father and a white American mother, President Obama recounts an emotional odyssey. He retraces the migration of his mother's family from Kansas to Hawaii, then to his childhood home in Indonesia. Finally he travels to Kenya, where he confronts the bitter truth of his father's life and at last reconciles his divided inheritance.
  • Introducing Phonetics and Phonology

    35,50 €

    This book examines some of the ways in which linguists can express what native speakers know about the sound system of their language.

    Intended for the absolute beginner, it requires no previous background in linguistics, phonetics or phonology. Starting with a grounding in phonetics and phonological theory, the book provides a base from which more advanced treatments may be approached.

    It begins with an examination of the foundations of articulatory and acoustic phonetics, moves on to the basic principles of phonology, and ends with an outline of some further issues within contemporary phonology. Varieties of English, particularly Received Pronunciation and General American, form the focus of consideration, but aspects of the phonetics and phonology of other langua...
  • Nixenliebe

    22,80 €

    Ein uralter Mythos wird erzählt seit Menschengedenken und lebt fort bis in unsere heutige Zeit: der Mythos der Nixen und Wasserfrauen. In Märchen und Sagen wurde er immer wieder aufgegriffen, er tauchte in vielen Kulturen der Welt auf, faszinierte die Dichter und Schriftsteller und hat seinen festen Platz im Bildungsroman des 19. Jahrhunderts. Antje Syfuß geht dem Mythos nach und erforscht die Charakteristik der Wasserfrauen in verschiedenen Werken der abendländischen Literatur bis in die Gegenwart. Ihre Interpretationsansätze geben neue Denkanstöße, die verschiedenen Deutungen des Urmythos lassen interessante Rückschlüsse auf das Rollenverständnis der Frau zu, und das ewige Thema der Beziehung zwischen den Geschlechtern wird in teils verblüffender Weise neu beleuchtet. Nicht zulet...
  • Reading Images

    43,00 €

    A comprehensive account of the grammar of visual design. Draws on examples from children's drawings to textbook illustrations, photo-journalism to fine art, as well as three-dimensional forms such as sculpture to examine how images convey meaning.
  • German Phrases for Dummies

    9,00 €

    Hundreds of useful phrases at your fingertips

    Speak German - instantly!

    Traveling to Germany but don't know German? Taking German at school but need to kick up your conversation skills? Don't worry! This handy little phrasebook will have you speaking German in no time.

    Discover how to
    * Get directions, shop, and eat out
    * Talk numbers, dates, time, and money
    * Chat about family and work
    * Discuss sports and the weather
    * Deal with problems and emergencies


    About This Book.

    Conventions Used in This Book.

    Foolish Assumptions.

    Icons Used in This Book.

    Where to Go from Here.

    Chapter 1: I Say It How? Sp...
  • A Student's Introduction to English Grammar

    32,00 €

    This groundbreaking undergraduate textbook on modern Standard English grammar is the first to be based on the revolutionary advances of the authors' previous work, The Cambridge Grammar of the English Language (2002). The analyses defended there are outlined here more briefly, in an engagingly accessible and informal style. Errors of the older tradition of English grammar are noted and corrected, and the excesses of prescriptive usage manuals are firmly rebutted in specially highlighted notes that explain what older authorities have called 'incorrect' and show why those authorities are mistaken. This book is intended for students in colleges or universities who have little or no previous background in grammar, and presupposes no linguistics. It contains exercises, and will provide ...
  • How Children Learn Language

    33,00 €

    Adults tend to take language for granted - until they have to learn a new one. Then they realize how difficult it is to get the pronunciation right, to acquire the meaning of thousands of new words, and to learn how those words are put together to form sentences. Children, however, have mastered language before they can tie their shoes. In this engaging and accessible book, William O'Grady explains how this happens, discussing how children learn to produce and distinguish among sounds, their acquisition of words and meanings, and their mastery of the rules for building sentences. How Children Learn Language provides readers with a highly readable overview not only of the language acquisition process itself, but also of the ingenious experiments and techniques that researchers use t...
  • Volpone

    12,50 €

    "Volpone" is part of the New Mermaids series of modern-spelling, fully annotated editions of English plays. Each volume includes a critical introduction, biography of the author, discussions of dates and sources, textual details, a bibliography, and information about the staging of the play.