Book Prague Palimpsest

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  • Author : Alfred Thomas
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 2010-10-15
  • ISBN : 0226795411
  • Pages : 200 pages

Download or read Prague Palimpsest PDF, written by Alfred Thomas and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 2010-10-15 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A city of immense literary mystique, Prague has inspired writers across the centuries with its beauty, cosmopolitanism, and tragic history. Envisioning the ancient city in central Europe as a multilayered text, or palimpsest, that has been constantly revised and rewritten—from the medieval and Renaissance chroniclers who legitimized the city’s foundational origins to the modernists of the early twentieth century who established its reputation as the new capital of the avant-garde—Alfred Thomas argues that Prague has become a paradoxical site of inscription and effacement, of memory and forgetting, a utopian link to the prewar and pre-Holocaust European past and a dystopia of totalitarian amnesia. Considering a wide range of writers, including the city’s most famous son, Franz Kafka, Prague Palimpsest reassesses the work of poets and novelists such as Bohumil Hrabal, Milan Kundera, Gustav Meyrink, Jan Neruda, Vítĕzslav Nezval, and Rainer Maria Rilke and engages with other famous authors who “wrote” Prague, including Guillaume Apollinaire, Ingeborg Bachmann, Albert Camus, Paul Celan, and W. G. Sebald. The result is a comparative, interdisciplinary study that helps to explain why Prague—more than any other major European city—has haunted the cultural and political imagination of the West.

Book The African Palimpsest

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  • Author : Chantal Zabus
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release : 2007-01-01
  • ISBN : 9401204551
  • Pages : 281 pages

Download or read The African Palimpsest PDF, written by Chantal Zabus and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2007-01-01 with total page 281 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Uniting a sense of the political dimensions of language appropriation with a serious, yet accessible linguistic terminology, The African Palimpsest examines the strategies of ‘indigenization’ whereby West African writers have made their literary English or French distinctively ‘African’. Through the apt metaphor of the palimpsest – a surface that has been written on, written over, partially erased and written over again – the book examines such well-known West African writers as Achebe, Armah, Ekwensi, Kourouma, Okara, Saro–Wiwa, Soyinka and Tutuola as well as lesser-known writers from francophone and anglophone Africa. Providing a great variety of case-studies in Nigerian Pidgin, Akan, Igbo, Maninka, Yoruba, Wolof and other African languages, the book also clarifies the vital interface between Europhone African writing and the new outlets for African artistic expression in (auto-)translation, broadcast television, radio and film.

Book The Palimpsest  Literature  Criticism  Theory

Download or read The Palimpsest Literature Criticism Theory PDF, written by Sarah Dillon and published by Continuum. This book was released on 2007-12-25 with total page 164 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This innovative monograph proposes the concept of the 'palimpsest' as a paradigm for the relationship between theory and traditional literary criticism, which could have a major impact on debate surrounding the role of theory in literary studies.

Book The Palimpsest

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  • Author :
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1971
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 918 pages

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Book Chambers s Encyclopaedia

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Book Ghost Protocol

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  • Author : Carlos Rojas
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release : 2016-08-05
  • ISBN : 0822374021
  • Pages : 264 pages

Download or read Ghost Protocol PDF, written by Carlos Rojas and published by Duke University Press. This book was released on 2016-08-05 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Even as China is central to the contemporary global economy, its socialist past continues to shape its capitalist present. This volume's contributors see contemporary China as haunted by the promises of capitalism, the institutional legacy of the Maoist regime, and the spirit of Marxist resistance. China's development does not result from historical imperatives or deliberate economic strategies, but from the effects of discrete practices the contributors call protocols, which stem from an overlapping mix of socialist and capitalist institutional strategies, political procedures, legal regulations, religious rituals, and everyday practices. Analyzing the process of urbanization and the ways marginalized communities and migrant workers are positioned in relation to the transforming social landscape, the contributors show how these protocols constitute the Chinese national imaginary while opening spaces for new emancipatory possibilities. Offering a nuanced theory of contemporary China's hybrid political economy, Ghost Protocol situates China's development at the juncture between the world as experienced and the world as imagined. Contributors. Yomi Braester, Alexander Des Forges, Kabzung, Rachel Leng, Ralph A. Litzinger, Lisa Rofel, Carlos Rojas, Bryan Tilt, Robin Visser, Biao Xiang, Emily T. Yeh

Book Our Journey to Sinai

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  • Author : Agnes Dorothee Bensly
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1896
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 202 pages

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Book Chambers s New Handy Volume American Encyclop  dia

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Book Eureka Man

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  • Author : Alan Hirshfeld
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release : 2009-09-08
  • ISBN : 0802719791
  • Pages : 252 pages

Download or read Eureka Man PDF, written by Alan Hirshfeld and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2009-09-08 with total page 252 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Many of us know little about Archimedes other than his "Eureka" exclamation upon discovering that he could immerse an object in a full tub of water and measure the spillage to determine the object's weight. That seemingly simple observation not only proved to King Hieron II of Syracuse that a certain amount of silver had been used in what was supposed to be his solid-gold crown, it established the key principles of buoyancy that govern the flotation of hot-air balloons, ships, and denizens of the sea. Archimedes had a profound impact on the development of mathematics and science: from square roots to irrigation devices; planetariums to the stability of ships; polyhedra to pulleys; number systems to levers; the value of pi to the size of the universe. Yet this same cerebral man developed machines of war so fearsome, they might have sprung from a devil's darkest imagination - indeed, weapons that held at bay the greatest army of antiquity. Ironically, Archimedes' reputation swelled to mythic proportions in the ancient world for his feats of engineering: the hand-cranked irrigation device, commonly known as "Archimedes' screw," and his ingenuous use of levers, pulleys, and ropes to pull, single-handedly, a fully laden ship! His treatises, rediscovered after a thousand years of collective amnesia in Europe, guided nascent thinkers out of the Dark Ages and into the Renaissance. Indeed, Archimedes' cumulative record of achievement-both in breadth and sophistication-places him among the exalted ranks of Aristotle, Leonardo da Vinci, Isaac Newton, and Albert Einstein. Eureka Man brings to life for general readers the genius of Archimedes, offering succinct and understandable explanations of some of his more important discoveries and innovations.

Book Chambers s encyclopaedia

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Book Chambers s Encyclop  dia  NUM to PUE

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Book Chambers s Encyclop  dia

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Book Chambers s Encyclopaedia  a Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People

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Book Chamber s Encyclopaedia

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Book Chambers s Encyclop  dia

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  • Author : Ephraim Chambers
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1870
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 854 pages

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