Crossed Correspondences

Writers as Readers and Critics of their Peers

Author: Vanessa Guignery

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443888419

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 285

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While some writers adamantly refuse to allow anyone to read, let alone comment upon, their literary production until it is published, others are willing to submit their manuscripts and work in progress to their peers, in the hope of receiving critical judgment that might validate their choices, or prompt them to introduce changes. Correspondences between writers thus contain treasures of literary analysis when the recipient of a piece annotates it, criticises it, judges it, inciting the sender to justify or defend his/her choices, to reconsider his/her method and to discuss his/her aesthetic principles. The aim of this collection of essays is to analyse the specificity of letters in which writers comment not only on the production of their correspondent, but also on their own artistic approach and their own work while it is still in progress or only just completed but not yet published. Examining epistolary exchanges from the sixteenth to the twenty-first century between English, American and French authors, contributors particularly concentrate on the points of contact between correspondences and literary criticism, on the way writers reveal themselves as their peers’ first critics. This process can help both parties delineate more clearly their trains of thoughts and accompany works in their gestation. The epistolary genre thus becomes an aesthetic laboratory and a place for literary debates.

Formal Issues in Lexical-functional Grammar

Author: Mary Dalrymple

Publisher: Center for the Study of Language (CSLI)

ISBN: 9781881526377

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 449

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This volume presents work conducted in recent years. The different sections link mathematical and computational issues and wh-constructions, anaphoric binding, word order and co-ordination.

Morphisms and Categories

Comparing and Transforming

Author: Jean Piaget,Gil Henriques,Edgar Ascher

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1134743335

Category: Psychology

Page: 252

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Despite dissent in many quarters, Piaget's epistemology and the developmental psychology derived from it remain the most powerful theories in either field. From the beginning, Piaget's fundamental epistemological notion was that all knowledge is rooted in action, and for a long time, he identified action with transformation. What is known is that which remains constant under transformatory action. This book represents a fundamental reformulation of that point of view. Alongside transformatory schemes, Piaget now presents evidence that nontransformatory actions -- comparisons that create morphisms and categories among diverse situations constitute a necessary and complementary instrument of knowledge. This work aims to elucidate that insight experimentally and theoretically and to understand the developmental interaction of comparing and transforming as knowledge is constructed. This first English translation of Piaget's work includes studies of children's understanding of geometric forms, machines, and abstract concepts. It contains a clear statement of his mature position on continuity with biology as well as with the history of ideas.

The Material Letter in Early Modern England

Manuscript Letters and the Culture and Practices of Letter-Writing, 1512-1635

Author: James Daybell

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 0230222692

Category: Fiction

Page: 357

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"Concentrating on the years 1512-1635, this book represents the first major socio-cultural study of manuscript letters and letter-writing practices in early modern England. It examines a crucial period in the development of the English vernacular letter before Charles I's postal reforms in 1635, one that witnessed a significant extension of letter-writing skills throughout society. Early modern letters can only be fully understood by paying attention to the 'materiality' of the texts: in others words, to the physical characteristics of manuscripts as well as to the social contexts and material conditions in which they were produced, disseminated and read. This study aims to enhance our understanding of the process of early modern letter-writing in all its nuanced complexity, as it is traced from the preparation of epistolary materials and the textual production of letters, through their subsequent delivery and circulation, to the various ways in which letters were read and latterly preserved."_Contracub.


Author: Colin Wilson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781840672831

Category: Future life

Page: 292

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A subject of interest to all - is there life after death? Colin Wilson assesses the evidence - from the voices-in-the-head experience of psychiatric patients to the world of the clairvoyant, from books on the subject to psychical research. He includes striking case-histories of people who claim to have died and balances them against Bertrand Russell's conviction that there is no logical ground for belief in an afterlife. Is the near-death experience a defence mechanism of the brain, or have people actually been on the threshold of another world? This revised edition contains a new chapter on channelling.

Koldo Mitxelena

selected writings of a Basque scholar

Author: Luis Michelena,Pello Salaburu Etxeberria,University of Nevada, Reno. Center for Basque Studies

Publisher: Basque Studies Program/322


Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 379

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"This work brings together a number of texts by Koldo Mitxelena concerning the Basque language--a non-Indo-European language of unknown origins--and its history and literature. Includes text of his unification proposal that made "unified Basque" possible"--Provided by publisher.


A poem and portraits

Author: Anne Michaels

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 0307962512

Category: Poetry

Page: 128

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A rare and beautifully produced "accordion" book by renowned novelist and poet Anne Michaels and acclaimed artist and writer Bernice Eisenstein that will cause a stir for both its form and its content. Anne Michaels's resonant book-length poem--which unfolds on one side of the pages of this accordion book--ranges from the universal to the intimate, as she writes of historical figures for whom language was the closest thing to salvation; on the other side, we have Bernice Eisenstein's luminous portraits of and quotes from such twentieth-century writers and thinkers as Paul Celan, Nelly Sachs, W. G. Sebald, Anna Akhmatova, Primo Levi, and Albert Einstein. The poetry and portraits join together in a dialogue that can be read in any direction and any order, in a format that perfectly reflects the thematic interconnectedness of this collaboration: "an alphabet of spirits and spirit; an elegy of remembrance" (Eisenstein); "just as a conversation becomes the third side of the page . . . the moment one life becomes another" (Michaels).


image and energy

Author: Ann Shearer

Publisher: Penguin USA


Category: Social Science

Page: 310

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Athene wise goddess of war and peace clothed in paradox. Jungian analyst Ann Shearer traces the archetypal manifestations of this pivotal goddess through humanity's patriarchal era to reveal her roots in a far more ancient energy the once-unified goddess force of life, death, and regeneration.

Algebraic Methods in Functional Analysis

The Victor Shulman Anniversary Volume

Author: Ivan G. Todorov,Lyudmila Turowska

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3034805020

Category: Mathematics

Page: 294

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This volume comprises the proceedings of the Conference on Operator Theory and its Applications held in Gothenburg, Sweden, April 26-29, 2011. The conference was held in honour of Professor Victor Shulman on the occasion of his 65th birthday. The papers included in the volume cover a large variety of topics, among them the theory of operator ideals, linear preservers, C*-algebras, invariant subspaces, non-commutative harmonic analysis, and quantum groups, and reflect recent developments in these areas. The book consists of both original research papers and high quality survey articles, all of which were carefully refereed. ​

Man, Myth & Magic

An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Demonology

Page: 3152

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Parapsychology

Page: N.A

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