A Miscellany of Diverse Things


Author: Philip Kobylarz
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780997694376
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 208
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Cultural commentary expressed in the format of a modern dictionary (more than 400 entries in this volume) characterizing what we cherish as meaningful. With nods to Flaubert's Le Dictionnaire des Idees Recues and Bierce's Devil's Dictionary, Kobylarz moves beyond a contained lexicon in A Miscellany of Diverse Things.

The Miscellany of the Spanish Golden Age

A Literature of Fragments
Author: Jonathan David Bradbury
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317023927
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 194
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Taking up the invitation extended by tentative attempts over the past three decades to construct a functioning definition of the genre, Jonathan Bradbury traces the development of the vernacular miscellany in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Spain and Spanish-America. In the first full-length study of this commercially successful and intellectually significant genre, Bradbury underlines the service performed by the miscellanists as disseminators of knowledge and information to a popular readership. His comprehensive analysis of the miscelánea corrects long-standing misconceptions, starting from its poorly-understood terminology, and erects divisions between it and other related genres. His work illuminates the relationship between the Golden Age Spanish miscellany and those of the classical world and humanist milieu, and illustrates how the vernacular tradition moved away from these forebears. Bradbury examines in particular the later inclusion of explicitly fictional components, such as poetic compositions and short prose fiction, alongside the vulgarisation of erudite or inaccessible prose material, which was the primary function of the earlier Spanish miscellanies. He tackles the flexibility of the miscelánea as a genre by assessing the conceptual, thematic and formal aspects of such works, and exploring the interaction of these features. As a result, a genre model emerges, through which Golden Age works with fragmentary and non-continuous contents can better be interpreted and classified.

The English Writings of Rabindranath Tagore: A miscellany


Author: Rabindranath Tagore
Publisher: Sahitya Akademi
ISBN: 9788126000944
Category: Bengali literature
Page: 1020
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This Volume Is A Collection Of Different Genres Of Writings ý Six Prose Works Including The Hibbert Lectures, The Religion Of Man, A Large Number Of Lectures And Addresses On Various Issues, Public Statements And Messages, And Conversations With Some Of The Eminent Persons Of This Century ý Einstein, Croce, Rolland And Gandhi.

The Whole Book

Cultural Perspectives on the Medieval Miscellany
Author: Stephen G. Nichols,Siegfried Wenzel
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472106967
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 188
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An investigation of the fascinating, not-so-miscellaneous miscellanies

The Mystery of Things


Author: A.C. Grayling
Publisher: Orion
ISBN: 0297865684
Category: Philosophy
Page: 240
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Following the huge success of THE MEANING OF THINGS and THE REASON OF THINGS, a third collection of bestselling essays from Britain's top philosopher. 'Human genius has done much, and promises much, in the way of removing the mystery from many things in our world; at the same time it recognises and honours the mystery in things too.' In this collection A.C. Grayling extends the range of his previous two books to show how much understanding people can gain about themselves and their world by reflecting on the lessons offered by science, the arts (including literature) and history. Covering subjects as diverse as Jane Austen's EMMA, the Rosetta Stone, Shakespeare, the Holocaust, quantum physics, Galileo, and even alien abductions, A..C. Grayling's latest collection is a rich source for reflection and contemplation over the mysteries of life.

The Miscellany of the Spalding Club


Author: Spalding Club (Aberdeen, Scotland),Spalding Club, Aberdeen,John Stuart
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Scotland
Page: N.A
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Seeking Common Ground

Public Schools in a Diverse Society
Author: David B. Tyack
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674011984
Category: Education
Page: 237
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The American republic will survive only if its citizens are educated--this was an article of faith of its founders. But seeking common civic ground in public schools has never been easy in a society where schoolchildren followed different religions, adhered to different cultural traditions, spoke many languages, and were identified as members of different "races." In this wise and enlightening book, filled with vivid characters and memorable incidents that make history but don't always make history books, David Tyack describes how each American generation grappled with the knotty task of creating political unity and social diversity. Seeking Common Ground illuminates puzzles about democracy in education and chronic conflicts that continue to make news. Americans mistrusted government, yet they entrusted the civic education of their children to public schools. American history textbooks were notoriously dull, but they were also highly controversial. Although the people liked local control of schools, educational experts called it "democracy gone to seed" and campaigned to "take the schools out of politics." Reformers argued about whether it was more democratic to teach all students the same subjects or to tailor curriculum to individuals. And what was the best way to "Americanize" immigrants, asked educators: by forced-fed assimilation or by honoring their ethnic heritages? With a broad perspective and an eye for telling detail, Tyack lets us see that debates about the civic purposes of schools are an essential part of a democratic culture, and integral to its future.

101 Things I Learned ® in Business School


Author: Michael W. Preis
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 0446569569
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 212
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101 THINGS I LEARNED® IN BUSINESS SCHOOL will cover a wide range of lessons that are basic enough for the novice business student as well as inspiring to the experienced practitioner. The unique packaging of this book will attract people of all ages who have always wondered whether business school would be a smart career choice for them. Judging by the growing number of people taking the GMATs (the entrance exam for business school) each year, clearly more people than ever are thinking about heading in this direction. Subjects include accounting, finance, marketing, management, leadership, human relations, and much more - in short, everything one would expect to encounter in business school. Illustrated in the same fun, gift book format as 101 THINGS I LEARNED® IN ARCHITECTURE SCHOOL, this will be the perfect gift for a recent college or high school grad, or even for someone already well-versed in the business world.

Welcome to My House

A Collection of First Words
Author: Gaia Stella
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452160813
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 48
View: 2024

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First words are everywhere you look, especially in a house! This visually striking picture book catalogs an impressive array of household items, naming the delightful miscellany that comprises a life. The charming collections are creative and unexpected, providing the sweetest of visual snapshots that reinforce word recognition and understanding. In addition to the everyday kitchen, living room, and garden items, there are surprising and smart illustrated spreads featuring "everything for resting," "everything for warming up," and "everything that gets lost." Plus, a seek-and-find element (a hiding cat!) offers bonus amusement. Children will savor the delicate illustrations of things they are learning to recognize, things they are discovering every day, and things they will cherish and use as they grow.

A Teacher's Miscellany

An Anthology of Short Writings from Diverse Countries and Many Centuries
Author: Bernard E. Farber
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Education
Page: 396
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This Is a Book


Author: Demetri Martin
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 9781609418762
Category: Humor
Page: 288
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From the renowned comedian, creator, star and executive producer/multiple title-holder of Comedy Central's Important Things with Demetri Martin comes a bold, original, and rectangular kind of humor book. Demetri's first literary foray features longer-form essays and conceptual pieces (such as Protagonists' Hospital, a melodrama about the clinic doctors who treat only the flesh wounds and minor head scratches of Hollywood action heroes), as well as his trademark charts, doodles, drawings, one-liners, and lists (i.e., the world views of optimists, pessimists and contortionists), Martin's material is varied, but his unique voice and brilliant mind will keep readers in stitches from beginning to end.

Dreaming of France


Author: Kerry Tepperman Campbell
Publisher: Blue Light Press
ISBN: 9781421837840
Category: Poetry
Page: 96
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Winner of the 2017 Blue Light Book Award Kerry Tepperman Campbell is the recipient of the New Millennium Poetry Prize. Her work has recently appeared in New Millennium Writings, Bitter Oleander, Paterson Literary Review, Laurel Review, Cloudbank, The Round, American Mustard, and Unstitched States.

The Century dictionary and cyclopedia

a work of universal reference in all departments of knowledge with a new atlas of the world
Author: William Dwight Whitney,Benjamin Eli Smith
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Reference
Page: N.A
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