The Dangerous Edge of Things

Author: Freya McClements

Publisher: Guildhall Press


Category: Ireland

Page: 94

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The characters that inhabit Freya McClements' debut collection of short stories are each trying to make their way in a world in which love or lust has pushed them to the very edge of society - and sometimes beyond.

The Shadow of Ulysses

Public Intellectual Exchange Across the U.S.-Mexican Border

Author: José Antonio Aguilar Rivera

Publisher: Lexington Books


Category: History

Page: 136

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Written by one of the most promising young scholars on the Mexican intellectual scene, The Shadow of Ulysses attempts to reconnect the American and Mexican intellectual experiences by exploring historical as well as contemporary issues in both countries. The book's first chapters discuss the relationship between American and Mexican intellectuals in the aftermath of the Mexican Revolution and offer a sociological comparison of the 1960s intellectual generations in the United States and Mexico. Later chapters provide a critical assessment of two prominent Mexican public intellectuals well known to the American reader: Carlos Fuentes and Jorge Castaneda. The Shadow of Ulysses, the Mexican edition of which was awarded the Alfonso Reyes National Prize, offers a rare glimpse into the development of contemporary Mexican thought and reveals the under-recognized intellectual ties that existed between our two countries in the first half of the twentieth century.

Corpus Linguistics

Applications for the Study of English

Author: Ana María Hornero Corsico

Publisher: Peter Lang


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 526

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The aim of this volume is to present a state-of-the-art view on corpus studies. This collection of papers, presented at the XII Susanne Hubner Seminar in November 2003 at the University of Zaragoza, comprises both quantitative and qualitative analyses and studies on both written and oral corpora. Structured in seven sections, the book covers a wide range of approaches and methodologies and reflects current linguistic research. The papers have been written by scholars from a large number of universities, mainly from Europe, but also from the USA and Asia. The volume offers contributions on diachronic studies, pragmatic analyses and cognitive linguistics, as well as on translation and English for Specific Purposes. The book includes several papers on corpus design and reports on research on oral corpora. At a more specific level, the papers analyse aspects such as politeness issues, dialectology, comparable corpora, discourse markers, the expression of evidentiality and writer stance, metaphor and metonymy, conditional sentences, evaluative adjectives, delexicalised verbs and nominalization."

Smothered Under Journalism


Author: George Orwell

Publisher: Harvill Secker


Category: Literary Collections

Page: 547

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Journalism took a heavy toll on Orwell in the first months of 1946. Despite this unremitting pressure, he produced a major sequence of articles on "The Intellectual Revolt," and wrote one of his finest short essays, "Some Thoughts on the Common Toad." He wrote two radio plays for the BBC, and a pamphlet for the British Council, all of which are printed here for the first time. Orwell renewed contact with Yvonne Davet, he corresponded with Ihor Szewczenko, he tried to get Victor Serge's memoirs published in English, and he attempted to expose Soviet responsibility for the massacre of the Poles by arranging for a translation of Joseph Czapski's Souvenirs de Starobielsk to be published.

Guillermo Cabrera Infante

Author: Ardis L. Nelson

Publisher: Twayne Pub


Category: Fiction

Page: 242

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"Guillermo Cabrera Infante, recipient of the coveted Cervantes Prize, awarded annually to the best living Spanish language writer, is without a doubt the only Londoner whose heart is in Havana. Off to an early start, he published short stories, became a literary ghost editor, founded a literary journal, co-founded a literary society, and spent time in jail for the use of profanity in a publication, all by the time he was 23 years-old." "Cabrera Infante is the author of the prize-winning novel Tres tristes tigres (1967) [Three Trapped Tigers (1971)], the autobiographical novel La Habana para un Infante difunto (1979) [Infante's Inferno (1984)], several volumes of short stories and essays, including Mea Cuba (1992, 1994), Writes of Passage (1993), Cine o Sardina (1997), Todo esta hecho con espejos (1999), La vencana pineal (1999), and Holy Smoke (1985), a book length essay written in English." "In Assays, Essays, and Other Arts, ten of the author's most prominent critics delve into his life and work, crafting essays on Cabrera Infante as journalist, cineaste, literary critic, and commentator on arts, leisure, and memoirs. This book makes available, for the first time, an extensive bibliography of Cabera Infante's essays, a majority of which have been previously unavailable in North America. Assays, Essays, and Other Arts is an admirable response to Cabrera Infante's essays and film writing and provides a valuable resource for students, scholars, or anyone interested in the work of this modern master."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

National Union Catalog

A Cumulative Author List Representing Library of Congress Printed Cards and Titles Reported by Other American Libraries




Category: Catalogs, Union


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Includes entries for maps and atlases.