The Ruined Map

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Of all the great Japanese novelists, Kobe Abe was indubitably the most versatile. With The Ruined Map, he crafted a mesmerizing literary crime novel that combines the narrative suspense of Chandler with the psychological depth of Dostoevsky.

Mr. Nemuro, a respected salesman, disappeared over half a year ago, but only now does his alluring yet alcoholic wife hire a private eye. The nameless detective has but two clues: a photo and a matchbook. With these he embarks upon an ever more puzzling pursuit that leads him into the depths of Tokyo's dangerous underworld, where he begins to lose the boundaries of his own identity. Surreal, fast-paced, and hauntingly dreamlike, Abe’s masterly novel delves into the unknowable mysteries of the human mind.
Translated from the Japanese by E. Dale Saunders.

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The Satyricon/ The Apocolocyntosis

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Perhaps the strangest and most strikingly modern work to survive from the ancient world, The Satyricon relates the hilarious mock epic adventures of the impotent Encolpius, and his struggle to regain virility. Here Petronius brilliantly brings to life the courtesans, legacy-hunters, pompous professors and dissolute priestesses of the age and, above all, Trimalchio, the archetypal self-made millionaire whose pretentious vulgarity on an insanely grand scale makes him one of the great comic characters in literature. Seneca's The Apocolocyntosis, a malicious skit on the deification of Claudius the Clod', was designed by the author to ingratiate himself with Nero, who was Claudius' successor. Together, the two provide a powerful insight into a darkly fascinating period of Roman history.

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The Savings/ Investment environment in the C'bean

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The Scarlet Letter (Oxford World's Classics)

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"Thou and thine, Hester Prynne, belong to me." With these chilling words a husband claims his wife after a two-year absence. But the child she clutches is not his, and Hester wears a scarlet "A" upon her breast, the sign of adultery visible to all. Under an assumed name, her husband begins his vindictive search for her lover, determined to expose what Hester is equally determined to protect. Defiant and proud, Hester witnesses the degradation of two very different men, as moral codes and legal imperatives painfully collide. Set in the Puritan community of seventeenth-century Boston, The Scarlet Letter also sheds light on the nineteenth century in which it was written, as Hawthorne explores his ambivalent relations with his Puritan forebears. The text of this edition is taken from the Centenary Edition of Hawthorne's works, the most authoritative critical edition. It includes a new, wide-ranging introduction that sheds light on the novel's autobiographical, historical, and literary contexts, a comprehensive and up-to-date bibliography, and thorough notes that provide essential information on Puritan and nineteenth-century life.
About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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9780199537808
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2009-04-01
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The Shut Up and Shoot Documentary Guide: A Down & Dirty DV Production

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So you want to make a documentary, but think you don't have a lot of time, money, or experience? It's time to get down and dirty! Down and dirty is a filmmaking mindset. It's the mentality that forces you to be creative with your resources. It's about doing more with less. Get started NOW with this book and DVD set, a one-stop shop written by a guerrilla filmmaker, for guerrilla filmmakers. You will learn how to make your project better, faster, and cheaper. The pages are crammed with 500 full-color pictures, tips from the pros, resources, checklists and charts, making it easy to find what you need fast.

The DVD includes:
* Video and audio tutorials, useful forms, and interviews with leading documentary filmmakers like Albert Maysles (Grey Gardens), Sam Pollard (4 Little Girls), and others
* 50+ Crazy Phat Bonus pages with jump start charts, online resources, releases, storyboards, checklists, equipment guides, and shooting procedures

Here's just a small sampling of what's inside the book:
* Putting together a crew
* Choosing a camera
* New HDV and 24P cameras
* Shooting in rough neighborhoods
* Interview skills and techniques
* 10 ways to lower your budget
* Common production forms

Note: if you purchased an ebook version of The Shut Up and Shoot Documentary Guide, the material from the DVD packaged with the print version of the book is now available on a website. Please visit:

www.focalpress.com/cw/artis-9780240809359

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The Sixteen Satires

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Perhaps more than any other writer, Juvenal (c. AD 55-138) captures the splendour, the squalor and the sheer energy of everyday Roman life. In "The Sixteen Satires", he evokes a fascinating world of whores, fortune-tellers, boozy politicians, slick lawyers, shameless sycophants, ageing flirts and downtrodden teachers. A member of the traditional land-owning class that was rapidly seeing power slip into the hands of outsiders, Juvenal also creates savage portraits of decadent aristocrats - male and female - seeking excitement among the lower orders of actors and gladiators, and of the jumped-up sons of newly-rich former slaves. Constantly comparing the corruption of his own generation with its stern and upright forebears, Juvenal's powers of irony and invective make his work a stunningly satirical and bitter denunciation of the degeneracy of Roman society.

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0140447040
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The Skin of the Film: Intercultural Cinema, Embodiment, and the Senses

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Memories that evoke the physical awareness of touch, smell, and bodily presence can be vital links to home for people living in diaspora from their culture of origin. How can filmmakers working between cultures use cinema, a visual medium, to transmit that physical sense of place and culture? In The Skin of the Film Laura U. Marks offers an answer, building on the theories of Gilles Deleuze and others to explain how and why intercultural cinema represents embodied experience in a postcolonial, transnational world.

Much of intercultural cinema, Marks argues, has its origin in silence, in the gaps left by recorded history. Filmmakers seeking to represent their native cultures have had to develop new forms of cinematic expression. Marks offers a theory of "haptic visuality"--a visuality that functions like the sense of touch by triggering physical memories of smell, touch, and taste--to explain the newfound ways in which intercultural cinema engages the viewer bodily to convey cultural experience and memory. Using close to two hundred examples of intercultural film and video, she shows how the image allows viewers to experience cinema as a physical and multisensory embodiment of culture, not just as a visual representation of experience. Finally, this book offers a guide to many hard-to-find works of independent film and video made by Third World diasporic filmmakers now living in the United States, Great Britain, and Canada.

The Skin of the Film draws on phenomenology, postcolonial and feminist theory, anthropology, and cognitive science. It will be essential reading for those interested in film theory, experimental cinema, the experience of diaspora, and the role of the sensuous in culture.

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The Social Psychology of Gender

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Gender relations are rife with contradictions and complexities. Exploring the full range of gender issues, this book offers a fresh perspective on everyday experiences of gender; the explicit and implicit attitudes that underlie beliefs about gender differences; and the consequences for our thoughts, feelings, and behavior. Many real-world examples illustrate how the unique interdependence of men and women--coupled with pervasive power imbalances--shapes interactions in romantic relationships and the workplace. In the process, the authors shed new light on the challenges facing those who strive for gender parity. This ideal student text takes readers to the cutting edge of gender theory and research.

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9781606239636
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2010-05-14
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The Social Studies Curriculum 2ed.

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A new and valuable synthesis of the issues affecting the social studies curriculum.

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The Social Studies Curriculum Purposes, Problems and Possibilities 3ed.

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This updated third edition contains new chapters on important issues--including race, gender, sexuality, and multiculturalism--affecting social studies education.

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0791469107
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The Social Studies Wars: What Should We Teach the Children

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The history of social studies is a story of dramatic turf wars among competing political camps. In this volume, Ronald Evans describes and interprets this history and the continuing battles over the purposes, content, methods, and theoretical foundations of the social studies curriculum. This fascinating volume:

  • Provides balanced, in-depth coverage of the entire history of social studies education in the modern era, from the late 19th century to the present--the first book of its kind.
  • Analyzes the underlying historical, societal, and cultural contexts in which the social studies curriculum has evolved over time.
  • Addresses the failure of social studies to reach its potential for dynamic teaching because of a lack of consensus in the field.
  • Links the ever-changing rhetoric and policy decisions to their influence on classroom practice.
  • Helps to clarify the meaning, direction, and purposes of social studies instruction in schools.
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    9780807744192
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    2004-01-16
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    The Sociology of Tourism

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    The rapid expansion of the tourism industry has provided many economic benefits and affected every facet of contemporary societies including employment, government revenue and cultural manifestations. However, tourism can also be considered a problematic phenomenon, promoting dependency, underdevelopment and adverse sociocultural effects, especially for developing countries.

    This pioneering work provides a comprehensive review of these complex tourism issues from a sociological perspective. Various theoretical and empirical approaches are introduced and the following issues are discussed:

    * identifiable and stable forms of touristic behaviour and roles
    * social divisions within tourism
    * the interdependence of tourism and social institutions
    * the effects of transnational tourism and commodification on the ecosystem.

    Featuring international contributions from nine different countries, this book brings together the most noted theoretical and empirical studies and enriches them with diverse experiences and perspectives.

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    0415271657
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    The Solutions Focus: Making Coaching and Change Simple

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    This is a new and updated edition of this acclaimed first business book on the powerful, simple yet subtle approach to positive change in people, teams and organisations. Used around the world by a wide range of people, professions and organisations, the first edition has now sold nearly 10,000 copies and been translated into 7 languages.

    Including new chapters reflecting the increasing importance of coaching and the solutions focus movement in the business environment, this wide-ranging book is filled with all the most important ideas, case examples and practical tips for managers, facilitators and consultants. Proven in many fields and with a distinguished intellectual heritage, "The Solutions Focus" provides a simple and direct route to progress in your organisation. It focuses on: solutions - not problems; in between: the action is in the interaction; make use of what's there; possibilities - past, present and future; and language. Every case is different. The trouble with traditional approaches to people problems is that they assume a straightforward relationship between cause and effect, between a problem and its solution. A solutions-focused approach sidesteps the search for the causes of a problem and heads straight for the solution, showing you how to envisage your preferred future and quickly takes steps forward.

    The authors present a set of practical techniques, including specific forms of questioning that lead to immediate action and results. They show how to identify what is working in your organisation and amplify it to make useful changes; to focus on what is possible rather than what is intractable and how to be solution focused, not solution forced.

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    9781904838067
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    2006-12-14
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    The Strategic Management of Intellectual Capital

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    The fourth in the readers' series Resources for the Knowledge-Based Economy, The Strategic Management of Intellectual Capital analyzes the link between the strategic and operational roles of intellectual capital in the organization.

    The Strategic Management of Intellectual Capital is the perfect resource for the growing number of companies pursuing a strategic approach to managing their intellectual capital and harnessing and leveraging their knowledge, experience, and expertise more systematically to attain a competitive advantage.

    Offers a compilation of articles pertinent to the management of intellectual capital.
    Included are case studies, frameworks, and tools for developing organizational programs in this emerging enterprise.
    Provides an understanding of the importance of intellectual capital and how to manage it.

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    0750698500
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    The Structure of Modern English

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    1556196628
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    The Substantive Law of the EU: The Four Freedoms

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    The Substantive Law of the EU by Catherine Barnard is the perfect resource for anyone wishing to gain a thorough grasp of the four freedoms in EU law. An introductory chapter outlines the background to EU law in this area: the role of free trade theory, the evolution and expansion of the internal market and the fundamental principles underpinning this process. The following sections then provide a detailed examination of the four freedoms - goods, persons, services, and capital - which make up the core of EU law.
    The fully revised and updated third edition addresses the significant recent developments in EU legislation including expanded coverage of the free movement of services and more detailed consideration of the derogations and limitations to the four freedoms. Regular case studies help to unlock the subtleties of EU law in operation and frequent diagrams and flow charts clarify the more complex areas of substantive law.
    Online Resource Centre
    The book is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre providing:
    * An additional chapter on Intellectual property and the free movement of goods - useful for anyone needing to study this topic
    * An interactive map of Europe with hot-spots on all EU Member States providing factual information on each country
    * A timeline of the EU tracing key dates in EU legal history
    * Electronic copies of the figures from the book are available to lecturers for re-use in lectures and as handouts
    * A treaty navigation resource enabling the user to look first hand at the key primary sources of law and trace its development and evolution
    * Video clips from the EU archive demonstrate the important historical context to EU law helping students to appreciate the wider aspects of the EU's development
    * Web links to useful sources of information provide the ideal platform to online research

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    9780199562244
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    2010-10-10
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    The Sun Also Rises

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    The Sun Also Rises was Ernest Hemingway's first big novel, and immediately established Hemingway as one of the great prose stylists, and one of the preeminent writers of his time. It is also the book that encapsulates the angst of the post-World War I generation, known as the Lost Generation. This poignantly beautiful story of a group of American and English expatriates in Paris on an excursion to Pamplona represents a dramatic step forward for Hemingway's evolving style. Featuring Left Bank Paris in the 1920s and brutally realistic descriptions of bullfighting in Spain, the story is about the flamboyant Lady Brett Ashley and the hapless Jake Barnes. In an age of moral bankruptcy, spiritual dissolution, unrealized love, and vanishing illusions, this is the Lost Generation.

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    0684800713
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    The Supply and Demand Paradox: A Treatise on Economics

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    Byron Fisher's new book, The Supply and Demand Paradox, is a remarkable book that addresses two fundamental questions within the field of economics: 1) Will a consumer demand a good or service simply because a producer supplies it? 2) Will a producer supply a good or service simply because a consumer demands it? The author answers both questions fully, in presenting a theory that he has developed -- known as the Supply and Demand Paradox (SDP). With logical and straightforward explanations, he makes clear to the reader exactly why the supply of a particular product or service cannot in and of itself generate demand. In stark contrast, demand for any product or service -- whether illicit or not -- will always generate supply, as it spurs one or more business organizations to satisfy that demand in the pursuit of profits. This unique new theory is applied to a host of fields, including evolutionary biology, political science, organized crime, and the origin of financial markets. Anyone with an interest in economics, free markets, and the powerful influences of supply and demand, will find this book well worth reading.

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    9781419664274
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    2007-08-17
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    The Survivors of the Crossing (Caribbean Modern Classics)

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    Set in 1961 Barbados, this novel centers on how the self-governing colony is ruled by a “Labor” party while the sugar estate workers wonder whether slavery has ever ended. Raging against the “White” alliance of the landowning class, the church, and their Black supporters, this story lashes out at ignorance, self-deception, and pusillanimity. Revealing an acerbic comedy of status, play-acting, and double-dealing in the village—a microcosm of the self-interested activities of the nation’s political class—this bleak tale of absurdity highlights the controversial issues of race and racism.

    Set in 1961 Barbados, this novel centers on how the self-governing colony is ruled by a Labor party while the sugar estate workers wonder whether slavery has ever ended. Raging against the White alliance of the landowning class, the church, and their Black supporters, this story lashes out at ignorance, self-deception, and pusillanimity. Revealing an acerbic comedy of status, play-acting, and double-dealing in the village--a microcosm of the self-interested activities of the nation's political class--this bleak tale of absurdity highlights the controversial issues of race and racism.

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    9781845231668
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    2011-07-26
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    The Tainos: Rise and Decline of the People Who Greeted Columbus

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    A noted archaeologist and anthropologist tells the story of the Tainos of the northern Caribbean islands, from their ancestry on the South American continent to their rapid decline after contact with the Spanish explorers.

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    0300056966
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    The Tempest

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    The Tempest is one of Shakespeare's most suggestive, yet most elusive plays. It is a magical romance, yet deeply embedded in seventeenth-century debates about authority and power. This edition attends to the implications of Prospero's magic, his political and paternal ambitions, and the controversial issue of his "colonialist" control of Caliban. The Tempest was also Shakespeare's response to the new opportunities offered by the Blackfriars theater, and careful attention is accordingly given to the play's dramatic form, stage-craft, and use of music and spectacle, to demonstrate its uniquely experimental nature.

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    9780521293747
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    2002-04-01
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    The Three Sisters

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    Chekhov’s 1901 play, Three Sisters is part of the naturalism movement in theatre where plays portrayed the lives of ordinary people in realistic settings. Three Sisters is about the decay of the privileged class in Russia and the search for meaning in the modern world. It describes the lives and aspirations of the Prozorov family. After their cultured upbringing in Moscow the family moves to a small provincial town after the death of their father. The young sisters find this new life stultifying. Their brother is the new head of the household, but disappoints when he spends his time gambling and marries a woman that the sisters despise. Moscow looms over the play as a symbol of both happiness and an intellectual existence, but always remains at an unreachable distance for these sisters who are desperate to return there. More than a century old, Chekhov’s play explores a theme that rings true to modern audiences:  the strive for meaning, the attainment of hopes and dreams and the disillusionment when hopes are not fulfilled.

     

     

     

     

     

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    The Three Theban Playsus

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    Antigone defending her integrity and ideals to the death, Oedipus questing for his identity and achieving immortality - these heroic figures have moved playgoers and readers since the fifth century BC. Towering over the rest of Greek tragedy, these three plays are among the most enduring and timeless dramas ever written. Robert Fagles' translation conveys all of Sophocles' lucidity and power: the cut and thrust of his dialogue, his ironic edge, the surge and majesty of his choruses and, above all, the agonies and triumphs of his characters.

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    The Torturer's Wife

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    Nominated for the 2010 Stonewall Book Award, the oldest book award given for outstanding achievement in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered Literature

    A woman is haunted by the atrocities committed by her husband, and makes a heart-wrenching decision about atonement; secret fears and unspoken desires reveal the profound ambivalence at the heart of an interracial couple's relationship; a Jamaican man mourns his friend's death at the hands of anti-gay vigilantes; and two extraordinary young men escape the horrors of slavery when they leave their bodies behind on the Middle Passage.

    Known for his courageous explorations into the heavily mined territories of race and sexuality, Thomas Glave offers a series of profound portraits of the traumas of war, the ravages of homophobia and racism, and the ultimate triumph of desire.

    "The Torturer's Wife is one of the most interesting American books I have read. . . . a literary text that incites the reader to become a conscious and seduced re-reader."--Juan Goytisolo, The Marx Family Saga

    "Glave's disruption of form is a powerful metaphor for sexual, racial and geopolitical disjunctions. Glave is a gifted stylist . . . blessed with ambition, his own voice and an impressive willingness to dissect how individuals actually think and behave."--New York Times Book Review

    "Thomas Glave walks the path of such greats in American literature as Richard Wright and James Baldwin . . ."--Gloria Naylor, The Women Of Brewster Place

    "Glave is a brilliant writer of startingly fresh prose . . . his stories are intricate tapestries of life rendered through a triumphant act of the imagination."--Clarence Major, My Amputations

    Thomas Glave is an O. Henry award-winning author and was named a Village Voice Writer on the Verge in 2001. He is the author of Whose Song? and Other Stories, Words to Our Now: Imagination and Dissent (winner of the Lambda Literary Award for Nonfiction) and editor of Our Caribbean: A Gathering of Lesbian and Gay Writing from the Antilles. He has taught at the State University of New York at Binghamton and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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    9780872864665
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    2009-01-01
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    The Translation Studies Reader

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    The Translation Studies Reader provides a definitive survey of the most important and influential developments in translation theory and research, with an emphasis on twentieth-century developments. With introductory essays prefacing each section, the book places a wide range of seminal and innovative readings within their thematic, cultural and historical contexts.
    This second edition of this classic reader has been fully revised and updated. Venuti has also extended the selection to include key pre-twentieth-century texts, adding a historical dimension. Other new readings expand the range of theoretical discourses and practical applications covered, exploring the influence of translation studies beyond its traditional boundaries, in fields such as philosophy, sociology and film studies.

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    9780415319201
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    2004-08-13
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