Curious Visions of Modernity: Enchantment, Magic, and the Sacred (MIT Press)

English | November 15, 2011 | ISBN: 0262016060, 0262529467 | EPUB | 274 Pages | 3.9 MB


Rembrandt's famous painting of an anatomy lesson, the shrunken head of an Australian indigenous leader, an aerial view of Paris from a balloon: all are windows to enchantment, curiosities that illuminate something shadowy and forgotten lurking behind the neat facade of a rational world.

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How to Write and Share Humor: Techniques to Tickle Funny Bones and Win Fans

2016 | ISBN: 0692722823 | English | 162 Pages | EPUB | 0.3 MB

Did you know there are writing techniques designed to bring out the funny in all of us? Humor is a difficult genre, but for those who have the desire to make people's lives a little lighter with words, this book is for them. Written in an encouraging and entertaining tone and based on Donna Cavanagh's humor writing workshops, How

Pledges of Jewish Allegiance: Conversion, Law, and Policymaking in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Orthodox Responsa (Stanford Studies in Jewish History and Culture)

English | 2012 | ISBN: 0804778051 | PDF | 218 Pages | 9.1 mb


Since the late 1700s, when the Jewish community ceased to be a semiautonomous political unit in Western Europe and the United States and individual Jews became integrated-culturally, socially, and politically-into broader society, questions surrounding Jewish status and identity have occupied a prominent and contentious place

Representing the Troubles in Irish Short Fiction free ebook

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Representing the Troubles in Irish Short Fiction

English | 2004 | ISBN: 0813213665 | PDF | 257 Pages | 1.1 mb


Representing the Troubles in Irish Short Fiction offers a comprehensive examination of Irish short stories written over the last eighty years that have treated the Troubles, Ireland's intractable conflict that arose out of its relationship to England. Read chronologically, the stories provide insightf

High Mountains Rising: APPALACHIA IN TIME AND PLACE free ebook

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High Mountains Rising: APPALACHIA IN TIME AND PLACE

English | 2004 | ISBN: 025202916X | PDF | 252 Pages | 1.9 mb


This collection is the first comprehensive, cohesive volume to unite Appalachian history with its culture. Richard A. Straw and H. Tyler Blethen's High Mountains Rising provides a clear, systematic, and engaging overview of the Appalachian timeline, its people, and the most significant aspects of life in the region.The first

In A Strange Room: Modernism's Corpses And Mortal Obligation


Literary modernism emerged as death, stripped in the developing world of traditional meanings and practices, became strange. The sea-change over the first part of the twentieth century in how people died and tended corpses-the modernization of death-was a crucial context in which modernist writers developed their new novelistic and poetic techniques. They sought ways to renovate mortal

Ancient Greek Dialects And Early Authors: Introduction To The Dialect Mixture In Homer, With Notes On Lyric


Epic is dialectally mixed but Ionic at its core. The proper dialect for elegy was Ionic, even when composed by Tyrtaeus in Sparta or Theognis in Megara, both Doric areas. Choral lyric poets represent the major dialect areas: Aeolic (Sappho, Alcaeus), Ionic (Anacreon, Archilochus, Simonides), and Doric (Alcman, Ibycus, Stesichorus, Pindar).

Most distinctive are the Aeolic poets. The re