Parzifal, a Knightly Epic

Parzifal, a Knightly Epic


Author : Wolfram (von Eschenbach)
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Pages : 242 pages
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Johnnie To Kei-Fung's PTU

Johnnie To Kei-Fung's PTU


Author : Michael Ingham
Publisher : Hong Kong University Press
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ISBN : 962209919X
Pages : 164 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (622 users)

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PTU is an underappreciated noir masterpiece by one of Hong Kong's most prolific and commercially successful directors. Johnnie To Kei-fung has been called "the poet of post-1997 and the economic savior of the Hong Kong film industry" for an extraordinary range of films produced during some of Hong Kong cinema's most difficult years. While many of To's celebrated films such as Election, Exiled and The Mission feature themes of criminal glory and revenge, PTU centers on the ethical dilemmas, personal dramas and stoic teamwork in the elite Police Tactical Unit. The story follows the PTU's all-night search for an officer's missing gun as they navigate triad turf struggles and marauding jewel thieves from mainland China. Shot over several years in the hauntingly empty pre-dawn streets of Tsim Sha Tsui, and released coincidentally amid the 2003 SARS panic, the film evokes Hong Kong's post-handover economic despair and multiple identity crises. In terms of character development and psychological complexity, Mike Ingham argues that PTU is the most aesthetically rigorous and satisfying of To's many films.


The 1920 Edition of the Book of Mormon

The 1920 Edition of the Book of Mormon


Author : Richard L. Saunders
Publisher : Greg Kofford Books
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Pages : 292 pages
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Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints tend to see the Book of Mormon through the lens of personal use, as a single textual and scriptural monolith—the Book of Mormon. That is somewhat natural, since we tend to have at hand and in-use, only the copy or version in our language needed to study it for inspiration. In the process, the point tends to get overlooked that while we may accept the text as inspired, the physical embodiment of that text—the Book of Mormon—is a mortal reality. The Book of Mormon, while it has a “spirit,” also has a mortal “body” (or rather, bodies) existing in space and time. As such, it has a history—and because it comes to us in the form of a book, it also has a book history. This study is divided into three parts. The first part is a straightforward history of the edition’s editing, production, and manufacturing processes. It examines key points in the reprint history of the book, following important factors in the subsequent impressions of the work across nearly thirty years of re-impressions, corrections, transfers, and one new format. The narrative crowded into chapters one through four together leave Part II to catalogue the bibliographic minutia that is the beating heart of analytic book history and which provides entertainment for true-blooded bibliophiles. The details contained in the production and manufacturing contracts and coupled to the typographical evidence explained in Part III, together resolve once and for all the question of what constitutes the 1920 edition and what does not.


News of Great Joy

News of Great Joy


Author : Hugh Hillyard-Parker
Publisher : Canterbury Press
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ISBN : 1786224089
Pages : 320 pages
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Each year, the Christmas double issue of the Church Times offers a feast of seasonal reading. News of Great Joy draws together the best Christmas writing by outstanding authors and poets over twenty years to create an ideal Christmas gift and a wealth of material for all who preach or lead worship at Christmas. Its many highlights include: • the eminent biblical scholar John Barton on how to understand the Old Testament prophecies of the nativity; • Barbara Brown Taylor on the prologue of John’s Gospel which is always read on Christmas Day; • Margaret Barker on the legends that have become part of the Christmas story; • an unpublished short story by Evelyn Underhill; • a piece on the origins of the Nine Lessons and Carols; • poetry and reflections on the season’s lectionary readings, and more besides.


The School Journal

The School Journal


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Narration as Argument

Narration as Argument


Author : Paula Olmos
Publisher : Springer
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ISBN : 3319568833
Pages : 234 pages
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This book presents reflections on the relationship between narratives and argumentative discourse. It focuses on their functional and structural similarities or dissimilarities, and offers diverse perspectives and conceptual tools for analyzing the narratives’ potential power for justification, explanation and persuasion. Divided into two sections, the first Part, under the title “Narratives as Sources of Knowledge and Argument”, includes five chapters addressing rather general, theoretical and characteristically philosophical issues related to the argumentative analysis and understanding of narratives. We may perceive here how scholars in Argumentation Theory have recently approached certain topics that have a close connection with mainstream discussions in epistemology and the cognitive sciences about the justificatory potential of narratives. The second Part, entitled “Argumentative Narratives in Context”, brings us six more chapters that concentrate on either particular functions played by argumentatively-oriented narratives or particular practices that may benefit from the use of special kinds of narratives. Here the focus is either on the detailed analysis of contextualized examples of narratives with argumentative qualities or on the careful understanding of the particular demands of certain well-defined situated activities, as diverse as scientific theorizing or war policing, that may be satisfied by certain uses of narrative discourse.


An Introduction to Literature, Criticism and Theory

An Introduction to Literature, Criticism and Theory


Author : Andrew Bennett
Publisher : Pearson Education
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ISBN : 9780582822955
Pages : 368 pages
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A new edition of one of the market leading texts for those interested in critical theory and its effect on our reading of the English literary canon. Renowned for its accessible, witty style, the new edition is updated throughout and contains four new chapters to reflect the continuing development of the subject. * The key elements of this book that make it so popular are its clear, highly accessible articulation of ideas, the wide range of texts used as illustrative examples, and its witty, humourous style. * Number 1 textbook on our Literature list. * Literary Theory & Criticism is the only major, core course in English departments - every Literature student will study it. * A new chapter on Creative Writing - currently the biggest 'growth area' in the Humanities in the UK.


The Return of the Native

The Return of the Native


Author : Thomas Hardy
Publisher : Phoemixx Classics Ebooks
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ISBN : 3985515301
Pages : 555 pages
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The Return of the Native - Thomas Hardy - One of Thomas Hardy's most powerful works, The Return of the Native centers famously on Egdon Heath, the wild, haunted Wessex moor that D. H. Lawrence called 'the real stuff of tragedy.' The heath's changing face mirrors the fortunes of the farmers, inn-keepers, sons, mothers, and lovers who populate the novel. The 'native' is Clym Yeobright, who comes home from a cosmopolitan life in Paris. He; his cousin Thomasin; her fiancé, Damon Wildeve; and the willful Eustacia Vye are the protagonists in a tale of doomed love, passion, alienation, and melancholy as Hardy brilliantly explores that theme so familiar throughout his fiction: the diabolical role of chance in determining the course of a life.


Whimsical Dreams

Whimsical Dreams


Author : Dhairya Rawal
Publisher : Damick Publications
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ISBN : 8194177588
Pages : 70 pages
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Whimsical Dreams is a collection of poems that depicts various senses, emotions and touch points that can drive the human behaviour and decisions. These touch points can be something they see, hear or feel through other humans or nature or even through self-contemplation. This is why each individual has his/her own unique way of seeing a certain thing. Like a sunset has different meaning for someone who has just lost his companion to that of a person who is travelling with his family. It basically shows the varying state of mind of any person who is mostly ruled by his/ her own whims and everything a person sees is either through this prism of whims or through a spark of imagination in the form of dreams or, as in most cases, through a combination of both. This is why every thought or action of any individual is nothing but a whimsical dream he/ she has had somewhere in between their subconscious madness and their conscious imagination. This poetic collection tries to put forth such accounts or emotions which can provide an opportunity to speculate to its readers and form a chain of thought based on their own ideas. Whimsical Dreams is an attempt to connect the reader with the poems and help them put themselves into the shoes of the narrator/ character in each poem.


The Mentor

The Mentor


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Pages : 800 pages
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Haunting Silhouettes

Haunting Silhouettes


Author : Sandeep Sudhakaran
Publisher : Pustak Mahal
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ISBN : 8122310664
Pages : 184 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (122 users)

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What happens when a wife wakes up one morning to find that she was not sleeping with her husband all this while, but a stranger whom she had known for more than seven years. An emotional turmoil gets unearthed from the charred ashes of memories when this lady starts digging into the past of her husband’s life. The fact that every current action can be correlated to the past buried somewhere in the recesses of one’s brain makes this book, which looks like a collection of short stories at the first glance, a finely crafted and woven work of fiction.


Scope of Soviet Activity in the United States

Scope of Soviet Activity in the United States


Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary
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Pages : 1448 pages
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José, Can You See?

José, Can You See?


Author : Alberto Sandoval-Sánchez
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Pages : 292 pages
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"In-depth study of Latino representations and images in theater deconstructs ethnic, racial, gender, and sexual stereotypes ingrained in dominant American ideologies. Also recognizes Latino contributions to the stage"--Handbook of Latin American Studies,v. 58.


Palliative Care within Mental Health

Palliative Care within Mental Health


Author : David B. Cooper
Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 042987930X
Pages : 350 pages
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Palliative Care Within Mental Health: Ethical Practice explores the comprehensive concerns and dilemmas that occur surrounding people experiencing mental health problems and disorders. Working beyond narrow, stereotypical definitions of palliative care as restricted to terminal cancer patients, this balanced and thought-provoking volume examines the many interrelated issues that face the individual, families, and caregivers, setting the groundwork for improved, ethical relationships and interventions. Chapters by experts and experienced practitioners detail the challenges, concerns, and best practices for ethical care and responses in a variety of individual and treatment contexts. This is an essential and thoughtful new resource for all those involved in the fast-developing field of palliative mental health.


Everyday English

Everyday English


Author : Franklin Thomas Baker
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Pages : 396 pages
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The Illustrated American

The Illustrated American


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Blasted Allegories

Blasted Allegories


Author : David Wojnarowicz
Publisher : Mit Press
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Pages : 472 pages
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Blasted Allegories is the first comprehensive collection of writing by contemporary artists, making available the best and most representative examples from the past ten years, an era marked by such pluralism and eclecticism that the voice of the artist may be the clearest one to listen to.