Where the Stress Falls

Essays
Author: Susan Sontag
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1429923822
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 288
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Susan Sontag has said that her earliest idea of what a writer should be was "someone who is interested in everything." Thirty-five years after her first collection of essays, the now classic Against Interpretation, our most important essayist has chosen more than forty longer and shorter pieces from the last two decades that illustrate a deeply felt, kaleidoscopic array of interests, passions, observations, and ideas. "Reading" offers ardent, freewheeling considerations of talismanic writers from her own private canon, such as Marina Tsvetaeva, Randall Jarrell, Roland Barthes, Machado de Assis, W. G. Sebald, Borges, and Elizabeth Hardwick. "Seeing" is a series of luminous and incisive encounters with film, dance, photography, painting, opera, and theatre. And in the final section, "There and Here," Sontag explores some of her own commitments: to the work (and activism) of conscience, to the concreteness of historical understanding, and to the vocation of the writer. Where the Stress Falls records a great American writer's urgent engagement with some of the most significant aesthetic and moral issues of the late twentieth century, and provides a brilliant and clear-eyed appraisal of what is at stake, in this new century, in the survival of that inheritance.

Where the Stress Falls

Essays
Author: Susan Sontag
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0374289174
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 351
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Forty essays selected from the past two decades of the author's work explore a variety of topics, including art, photography, film, dance, opera, and theater.

Where the Stress Falls


Author: Susan Sontag
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141976535
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 368
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Where the Stress Falls is divided into three sections: the first, 'Reading', includes ardent pieces on writers from Sontag's own private canon - Machado de Assis, Barthes, W. G. Sebald, Borges, Tsvetaeva and Elizabeth Hardwick. In the second, 'Seeing', she shares her passions for film, dance, photography, painting, opera and theatre. And in the final section, 'There and Here', Sontag explores her own commitments to the work (and activism) of conscience and to the vocation of the writer.

Styles of Radical Will


Author: Susan Sontag
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1466853581
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 288
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Styles of Radical Will, Susan Sontag's second collection of essays, extends the investigations she undertook in Against Interpretation with essays on film, literature, politics, and a groundbreaking study of pornography.

Sounds Appealing

The Passionate Story of English Pronunciation
Author: David Crystal
Publisher: Profile Books
ISBN: 1782832343
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 304
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It's not what you say, it's the way that you say it ... There have long been debates about 'correct' pronunciation in the English language, and Britain's most distinguished linguistic expert, David Crystal, is here to set the record straight. Sounds Appealing tells us exactly why, and how, we pronounce words as we do. Pronunciation is integral to communication, and is tailored to meet the demands of the two main forces behind language: intelligibility and identity. Equipping his readers with knowledge of phonetics, linguistics and physiology - with examples ranging from Eliza Doolittle to Winston Churchill - David Crystal explores the origins of regional accents, how they are influenced by class and education, and how their peculiarities have changed over time.

Death Kit

A Novel
Author: Susan Sontag
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1466853549
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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First published in 1967, Death Kit--Susan Sontag's second novel--is a classic of modern fiction. Blending realism and dream, it offers a passionate exploration of the recesses of the American conscience.

Susan Sontag

The Complete Rolling Stone Interview
Author: Susan Sontag,Jonathan Cott
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300189796
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 145
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DIVPublished in its entirety for the first time, a candid conversation with Susan Sontag at the height of her brilliant career/div

Regarding the Pain of Others


Author: Susan Sontag
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1466853573
Category: Social Science
Page: 144
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A brilliant, clear-eyed new consideration of the visual representation of violence in our culture--its ubiquity, meanings, and effects Watching the evening news offers constant evidence of atrocity--a daily commonplace in our "society of spectacle." But are viewers inured -or incited--to violence by the daily depiction of cruelty and horror? Is the viewer's perception of reality eroded by the universal availability of imagery intended to shock? In her first full-scale investigation of the role of imagery in our culture since her now-classic book On Photography defined the terms of the debate twenty-five years ago, Susan Sontag cuts through circular arguments about how pictures can inspire dissent or foster violence as she takes a fresh look at the representation of atrocity--from Goya's The Disasters of War to photographs of the American Civil War, lynchings of blacks in the South, and Dachau and Auschwitz to contemporary horrific images of Bosnia, Sierra Leone, Rwanda, and New York City on September 11, 2001. As John Berger wrote when On Photography was first published, "All future discussions or analysis of the role of photography in the affluent mass-media societies is now bound to begin with her book." Sontag's new book, a startling reappraisal of the intersection of "information", "news," "art," and politics in the contemporary depiction of war and disaster, will be equally essential. It will forever alter our thinking about the uses and meanings of images in our world.

Stress Test

Reflections on Financial Crises
Author: Timothy F. Geithner
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 0804138613
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 580
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From the former Treasury Secretary, the definitive account of the unprecedented effort to save the U.S. economy from collapse in the wake of the worst global financial crisis since the Great Depression.

Against Interpretation

And Other Essays
Author: Susan Sontag
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1466853522
Category: Philosophy
Page: 336
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First published in 1966, this celebrated book--Sontag's first collection of essays--quickly became a modern classic, and has had an enormous influence in America and abroad on thinking about the arts and contemporary culture. As well as the title essay and the famous "Notes on Camp," Against Interpretation includes original and provocative discussions of Sartre, Simone Weil, Godard, Beckett, science-fiction movies, psychoanalysis, and contemporary religious thinking. This edition features a new afterword by Sontag.

Susan Sontag: Later Essays


Author: Susan Sontag
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781598535198
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 946
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An unprecedented collection of the controversial later writings of the greatestand most provocative critic of our time. Susan Sontag was the most influential critic of her time. This second volume inLibrary of America's definitive Sontag edition gathers all the collected essays andspeeches from her last quarter-century, brilliant works whose subjects, from theAIDS epidemic, 9/11, the Iraq war, and the perverse allure of Fascism to painting, dance, music, film, and scintillating literary portraits of such writers as WalterBenjamin, Roland Barthes, Antonin Artaud, Machado de Assis, Jorge Luis Borges, Nadine Gordimer, Joseph Brodsky, W. G. Sebald, Marina Tsvetayeva, and RobertWalser, bear enduring witness to passionate curiosity and expansive intellect. Shebrings to every subject an unwavering focus and intensity, and a deep commitmentto "extending our sense of what a human life can be," as she said on accepting theJerusalem Prize in 2000. An account of her 1993 residence in war-torn Sarajevo tostage a production of "Waiting for Godot" becomes a meditation on the meaning ofculture: "Culture, serious culture, is an expression of human dignity-which is whatpeople in Sarajevo feel they have lost." "AIDS and Its Metaphors" marks a furtherdevelopment of the central ideas of her classic "Illness as Metaphor," while"Regarding the Pain of Others" explores eloquently the troubling moral issues surrounding photographic depictions of violence, cruelty, and atrocity."

The Benefactor

A Novel
Author: Susan Sontag
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1466853530
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
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The Benefactor, Susan Sontag's first book and first novel, originally published in 1963, introduced a unique writer to the world. In the form of a memoir by a latter-day Candide named Hippolyte, The Benefactor leads us on a kind of psychic Grand Tour, in which Hippolyte's violently imaginative dream life becomes indistinguishable from his surprising experiences in the 'real world.' Sontag's novel supplies a fascinating, knowing, acerbic portrait of a certain bohemian demimonde that flourished in France until quite recently. More important, The Benefactor is a novel about ideas-especially religious ideas-unlike any other: funny, acrobatic, disturbing, profound.

The Written Accent Marks in Spanish

Rules for Spanish Accentuation and Practice Exercises
Author: Avigail Vicente
Publisher: Vic Languages
ISBN: 9781888762150
Category:
Page: 120
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The purpose of this book is to provide a step-by-step complete and detailed description of the rules that govern both the stress--oral emphasis placed on certain syllables in speech-- and the written accent marks-- graphic marks written on certain vowels-- in Spanish. The explanations are presented in English and accompanied by multiple examples in Spanish. When appropriate, differences between Spanish and English are presented. Each section is followed by exercises for practice. The last section of the book contains a list of the Spanish words used in the examples and exercises throughout the book. The book is intended for Spanish learners at the intermediate level of proficiency and above who wish to master the use of accents in writing, and for Spanish instructors who present this aspect of the language in their classes. Readers who want to delve deeper into the issues will find additional details and subtleties in the boxes named "For More."

As Consciousness Is Harnessed to Flesh

Journals and Notebooks, 1964-1980
Author: Susan Sontag,David Rieff
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0374100764
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 523
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A second volume of journals shares intimate reflections on the writer's artistic and political development during a trip to Hanoi at the peak of the Vietnam War and throughout her film-making years in Sweden before the dawn of the Reagan era.

Doing School

How We Are Creating a Generation of Stressed Out, Materialistic, and Miseducated Students
Author: Denise Clark Pope
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300130589
Category: Education
Page: 212
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This book offers a revealing--and troubling--view of today's high school students and the ways they pursue high grades and success. Veteran teacher Denise Pope follows five highly regarded students through a school year and discovers that these young people believe getting ahead requires manipulating the system, scheming, lying, and cheating.

The Stress of Her Regard


Author: Tim Powers
Publisher: Tachyon Publications
ISBN: 1892391694
Category: Fiction
Page: 432
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World Fantasy Award Winner Michael Crawford is forced to flee when discovers his bride brutally murdered in their wedding bed. Yet it is not the revengeful townspeople he fears but the deadly embrace of the malignant spirit that is claiming him as her bridegroom. Crawford will not travel alone; soon he is aided by his fellow victims, the greatest poets of his day—Byron, Keats, and Shelley. Together they embark upon a desperate journey, crisscrossing Europe and battling the vampiric fiend who seeks her ultimate pleasure in their ravaged bodies and imperiled souls. Telling a secret history of passion and terror, Tim Powers (The Anubis Gates, Declare, Three Days to Never) masterfully recasts the tragic lives of the Romantics into a uniquely frightening tale. Back in print for the first time since 1994, this newly revised edition of The Stress of Her Regard will thrill both Powers fans and newcomers to this gripping Gothic tour de force.

Fundamentals of Creep in Metals and Alloys


Author: Michael E. Kassner
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 0080994326
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 356
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Although the present edition of Fundamentals of Creep in Metals and Alloys remains broadly up to date for metals, there are a range of improvements and updates that are either desirable, or required, in order to ensure that the book continues to meet the needs of researchers and scholars in the general area of creep plasticity. Besides updating the areas currently covered in the second edition with recent advances, the third edition will broaden its scope beyond metals and alloys to include ceramics, covalent solids, minerals and polymers, thus addressing the fundamentals of creep in all basic classes of materials. Numerous line drawings with consistent format and units allow easy comparison of the behavior of a very wide range of materials Transmission electron micrographs provide direct insight into the basic microstructure of metals deforming at high temperatures Extensive literature review of about 1000 references provides an excellent overview of the field

On Photography


Author: Susan Sontag
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241197546
Category: Photography
Page: 224
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Susan Sontag's On Photography is a seminal and groundbreaking work on the subject. Susan Sontag's groundbreaking critique of photography asks forceful questions about the moral and aesthetic issues surrounding this art form. Photographs are everywhere, and the 'insatiability of the photographing eye' has profoundly altered our relationship with the world. Photographs have the power to shock, idealize or seduce, they create a sense of nostalgia and act as a memorial, and they can be used as evidence against us or to identify us. In these six incisive essays, Sontag examines the ways in which we use these omnipresent images to manufacture a sense of reality and authority in our lives. 'Sontag offers enough food for thought to satisfy the most intellectual of appetites'The Times 'A brilliant analysis of the profound changes photographic images have made in our way of looking at the world, and at ourselves'Washington Post 'The most original and illuminating study of the subject'New Yorker One of America's best-known and most admired writers, Susan Sontag was also a leading commentator on contemporary culture until her death in December 2004. Her books include four novels and numerous works of non-fiction, among them Regarding the Pain of Others, On Photography, Illness as Metaphor, At the Same Time, Against Interpretation and Other Essays and Reborn: Early Diaries 1947-1963, all of which are published by Penguin. A further eight books, including the collections of essays Under the Sign of Saturn and Where the Stress Falls, and the novels The Volcano Lover and The Benefactor, are available from Penguin Modern Classics.

Art in the Light of Conscience

Eight Essays on Poetry
Author: Marina I. Cvětaeva,Angela Livingstone
Publisher: Bloodaxe Books Limited
ISBN: 9781852248642
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 214
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Essays that give insight into poetry, the poetic process, and what it means to be a poet.

Stress Variation in English


Author: Alexander Tokar
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 3823300431
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 251
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This monograph is concerned with the question of why some English words have more than one stress pattern. E.g., 'overt vs. o'vert, 'pulsate vs. pul'sate, etc. It is argued that cases such as these are due to the fact that the morphological structure of one and the same English word can sometimes be analyzed in more than one way. Thus, 'overt is the stress pattern of the suffixation analysis over + -t, whereas o'vert is due to the prefixation analysis o- + -vert (cf. covert). Similarly, pulsate is simultaneously pulse + -ate (i.e., a suffixed derivative) and a back-derivative from pul'satance. "Tokar's approach in the use of both dictionary (OED) and corpus data (YouTube) holds promise of a scholarly breakthrough on the vital linguistic prosodic topic of English stress assignment of doublets and of stress assignment in general." (Irmengard Rauch, Professor of Germanic Linguistics at the University of California, Berkeley)