Reading the World

Reading the World


  • Release: 2015
  • Publisher: Random House
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 336 page
  • ISBN: 9781846557873
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In 2012, the world arrived in London for the Olympics...and Ann Morgan went out to meet it. She read her way around all the globeâe(tm)s 196 independent countries (plus one extra), sampling one book from every nation. It wasn't easy. Many languages have next to nothing translated into English; there are tiny, tucked-away places where very little is written down at all; some governments don't like to let works of art leak out to corrupt Westerners. Her literary adventures shed light on the issues that affect us all: personal, political, national and global. Using her quest as a starting point, this book explores questions such as: What is cultural heritage? How do we define national identity? Is it possible to overcome censorship and propaganda? And how can we celebrate, challenge and change our remarkable world?

Reading the World

Reading the World


  • Release: 2016-10-27
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  • File: PDF, 752 page
  • ISBN: 0393617424
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THIS TITLE HAS BEEN UPDATED TO REFLECT THE 2016 MLA UPDATE. The only great ideas reader to offer a global perspective.

Reading the World with Picture Books

Reading the World with Picture Books


  • Release: 2010
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 348 page
  • ISBN: 9781598845877
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This valuable reference guide provides suggestions of picture books set in more than 70 countries in each continent of the world, along with standards-based activities. * Features original booktalk activities and a bibliography of books from around the world that exceeds 400 titles, spanning over 70 countries * Each section begins with a list of the countries within that continent and provides basic information about the continent * Provides fun mnemonics to help young students remember countries and continents * Includes indexes by title, author, and illustrator

Reading the World

Reading the World


  • Release: 2012-09
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 446 page
  • ISBN: 9780226260686
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The thirteenth century saw such a proliferation of new encyclopedic texts that more than one scholar has called it the “century of the encyclopedias.” Variously referred to as a speculum, thesaurus, or imago mundi—the term encyclopedia was not commonly applied to such books until the eighteenth century—these texts were organized in such a way that a reader could easily locate a collection of authoritative statements on any given topic. Because they reproduced, rather than simply summarized, parts of prior texts, these compilations became libraries in miniature. In this groundbreaking study, Mary Franklin-Brown examines writings in Latin, Catalan, and French that are connected to the encyclopedic movement: Vincent of Beauvais’s Speculum maius; Ramon Llull’s Libre de meravelles, Arbor scientiae, and Arbre de filosofia d’amor; and Jean de Meun’s continuation of the Roman de la Rose. Franklin-Brown analyzes the order of knowledge in these challenging texts, describing the wide-ranging interests, the textual practices—including commentary, compilation, and organization—and the diverse discourses that they absorb from preexisting classical, patristic, and medieval writing. She also demonstrates how these encyclopedias, like libraries, became “heterotopias” of knowledge—spaces where many possible ways of knowing are juxtaposed. But Franklin-Brown’s study will not appeal only to historians: she argues that a revised understanding of late medievalism makes it possible to discern a close connection between scholasticism and contemporary imaginative literature. She shows how encyclopedists employed the same practices of figuration, narrative, and citation as poets and romanciers, while much of the difficulty of the imaginative writing of this period derives from a juxtaposition of heterogeneous discourses inspired by encyclopedias. With rich and innovative readings of texts both familiar and neglected, Reading the World reveals how the study of ency

The Kite Runner

The Kite Runner


  • Release: 2011-09-05
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 336 page
  • ISBN: 9781408824856
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Over 21 million copies sold worldwide

A Thousand Splendid Suns

A Thousand Splendid Suns


  • Release: 2008-09-18
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 419 page
  • ISBN: 9780747585893
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A riveting and powerful story of an unforgiving time, an unlikely friendship and an indestructible love

Literacy

Literacy


  • Release: 1987
  • Publisher: Intellect Books
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 184 page
  • ISBN: 0897891260
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Discusses the political and social implications of illiteracy, looks at literacy campaigns in other countries, and suggests new approaches to solving the problem

The World Between Two Covers  Reading the Globe

The World Between Two Covers Reading the Globe


  • Release: 2015-05-04
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 336 page
  • ISBN: 9781631490682
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A beguiling exploration of the joys of reading across boundaries, inspired by the author’s year-long journey through a book from every country. Ann Morgan writes in the opening of this delightful book, "I glanced up at my bookshelves, the proud record of more than twenty years of reading, and found a host of English and North American greats starting down at me…I had barely touched a work by a foreign language author in years…The awful truth dawned. I was a literary xenophobe." Prompted to read a book translated into English from each of the world's 195 UN-recognized countries (plus Taiwan and one extra), Ann sought out classics, folktales, current favorites and commercial triumphs, novels, short stories, memoirs, and countless mixtures of all these things. The world between two covers, the world to which Ann introduces us with affection and no small measure of wit, is a world rich in the kind of narratives that engage us passionately: we meet an irreverent junk food–obsessed heroine in Kuwait, an explorer from Togo who spent years among the Inuit in Greenland, and a former child circus performer of Roma background seeking sanctuary in Switzerland. Ann's quest explores issues that affect us all: personal, political, national, and global. What is cultural heritage? How do we define national identity? Is it possible to overcome censorship and propaganda? And, above all, why and how should we read from other cultures, languages, and traditions? Illuminating and inspiring, The World Between Two Covers welcomes us into the global community of stories.

Reading the World

Reading the World


  • Release: 2009
  • Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 314 page
  • ISBN: 1570038244
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In Reading the World Dianne C. Luce explores the historical and philosophical contexts of Cormac McCarthy's early works crafted during his Tennessee period from 1959 to 1979 to demonstrate how McCarthy integrates literary realism with the imagery and myths of Platonic, gnostic, and existentialist philosophies to create his unique vision of the world. Luce begins with a substantial treatment of the east Tennessee context from which McCarthy's fiction emerges, sketching an Appalachian culture and environment in flux. Against this backdrop Luce examines, novel by novel, McCarthy's distinctive rendering of character through mixed narrative techniques of flashbacks, shifts in vantage point, and dream sequences. Luce shows how McCarthy's fragmented narration and lyrical style combine to create a rich portrayal of the philosophical and religious elements at play in human consciousness as it confronts a world rife with isolation and violence.

Read the World

Read the World


  • Release: 2019-11
  • Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, page
  • ISBN: 0325108919
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"The book traces an arc from (1) teaching students to make sense of today's influx of information with the help of comprehension skills to (2) broadening students' empathy and their understanding of the world by teaching them how to listen to the diverse voices that technology brings us to (3) using their technological skills and broadened understanding of the world to take action in the world"--