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Discovering the Many Worlds of Literatureis a new literature for composition text organized by theme, with readings from four genres (essays, short fiction, poems, and dramatic works) from around the world. “The range, quality, and freshness of this text's readings astonish me..This text has the finest range of readings..that I have seen in 25 years of teaching”—Dr. Will Tomory, Southwestern Michigan College. Two introductory chapters on reading and writing about literature lead into seven chapters on the theme of human development, from family and cultural ties through considerations of class, race, and ethnicity, to the spiritual dimension of human life. Each thematic chapter is preceded by a brief introduction to the theme, and each chapter concludes with “Connections,” questions that help students to see connections between different works in different genres, and “Filmography,” an annotated list of suggested films. Each reading is followed by a set of questions to help students analyze the text, understand the author's techniques, and develop an interpretation of the work. The text emphasizes the development of an effective argument for an interpretation of a literary work, both in the introductory chapters and in “Arguing for an Interpretation” questions at the end of each reading. The extraordinary breadth of the reading selections, and the diversity of the authors represented in the text, are unique; students will find some classic works, such as Shakespeare's “Hamlet,” along with many less well—known writings from authors around the globe, representing Eastern as well as Western cultures. Students will be challenged to understand the cultural context of the readings, and stimulated to provide meaningful analysis and interpretation of the texts.

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Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Author: Stuart Hirschberg
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Release: 2004
File: 1088 Pages
ISBN-13: 0321102126

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Genre: Canadian literature
Author: Walter Pache
Publisher: München : Verlag Ernst Vögel
Release: 2000
File: 410 Pages
ISBN-13: 3896500759

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As a Chinese woman, a feminist theologian, and a biblical scholar, Pui-lan Kwok brings a new perspective and voice to the task of hermeneutics. Her multidimensional reading of the Bible draws on a tradition much older than that of the West while it simultaneously incorporates the insights of contemporary feminist and Third World theologies. Seeing herself as "wanderer" between the worlds of East and West, Pui-lan Kwok draws on the work of contemporary biblical scholars, as well as the millennia-old commentaries on the Book of Change, the Dao de Jing, and the Bhagavad Gita. Her creativity and imagination come into play as she gradually, inseparably links reader, text, and context. The first three chapters locate the context from which she approaches the Bible as an Asian woman. Pui-lan considers Asian traditions as well as the social biography of Asian peoples and discusses the complex issues of using the Bible in feminist theology. Chapters Four and Five approach the unique Asian context with its long traditions of orality and exegesis of ancient scriptures. Chapter Six analyzes the challenges of Asian critics to western interpretations of scripture and raises sharp issues of colonial oppression. Finally, Discovering the Bible in the Non-Biblical World shows how the multiple oppressions of women provide a context for rediscovering the Bible's liberating message. "Must reading for anyone engaged in biblical studies, cross-cultural education and feminist theology. I highly recommend this richly instructive and powerful book."ùElisabeth Schassler Fiorenza Harvard Divinity School "An important addition to the fast-growing literature on Asian biblical discourse."ùR.S. Sugirtharajah University of Birmingham "A significant contribution to the hermeneutical conversation arising from the global context of reading of the Bible."ùSharon H. Hinge Wesley Theological Seminary

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Genre: Religion
Author: Pui-lan Kwok
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release: 2003-09-16
File: 152 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781592443499

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Despite recent developments in epigraphy, ethnopoetics, and the literary investigation of colonial and modern materials, few studies have compared glyphic texts and historic Maya literatures. Parallel Worlds examines Maya writing and literary traditions from the Classic period until today, revealing remarkable continuities across time. In this volume, contributions from leading scholars in Maya literary studies examine Maya discourse from Classic period hieroglyphic inscriptions to contemporary spoken narratives, focusing on parallelism to unite the literature historically. Contributors take an ethnopoetic approach, examining literary and verbal arts from a historical perspective, acknowledging that poetic form is as important as narrative content in deciphering what these writings reveal about ancient and contemporary worldviews. Encompassing a variety of literary motifs, including humor, folklore, incantation, mythology, and more specific forms of parallelism such as couplets, chiasms, kennings, and hyperbatons, Parallel Worlds is a rich journey through Maya culture and pre-Columbian literature that will be of interest to students and scholars of anthropology, ethnography, Latin American history, epigraphy, comparative literature, language studies, indigenous studies, and mythology.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Kerry M. Hull
Publisher: University Press of Colorado
Release: 2012-05-15
File: 448 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781607321804

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This book discusses the big questions about how the discovery of extraterrestrial life, whether intelligent or microbial, would impact society and humankind.

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Genre: Nature
Author: Steven J. Dick
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release: 2015-10-26
File: 366 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781107109988

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Genre: English literature
Author: Fadillah Merican
Publisher:
Release: 2004
File: 229 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015061564525

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Mapping the Planets is a lavishly illustrated full-colour hardback, giving a fascinating account of the planets in our solar system and the technologies that have allowed us to map these cosmic objects. Anne Rooney takes readers on a journey through the expansive history of planetary exploration, from Ancient Babylonian's charting the movement of Venus, to Galileo's discovery of Saturn's moons through telescope, to the modern use of rovers, flybys and spectroscopy. These histories are accompanied by a glorious selection of maps, drawings, paintings and high-resolution photographs, demonstrating how the mapping of objects in our solar system has been central to scientific discovery. Topics include: * Exploring earth and other planets in our solar system through historic and modern mapping * How radar, lidar and spectroscopy are used in modern planetary cartography * Mapping non-planetary objects such as moons, comets and asteroids. * How exoplanets are discovered Perfect for map-lovers and space enthusiasts, this book provides a unique way of exploring the wonders of our solar system.

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Genre: Science
Author: Arcturus Publishing
Publisher:
Release: 2020-04-15
File: 192 Pages
ISBN-13: 1838576088

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Genre: Audio-visual materials
Author: Library of Congress
Publisher:
Release: 1978
File: Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015066321327

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Genre: Kannada literature
Author: Rājēndra Cenni
Publisher:
Release: 2005
File: 115 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015063145588

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Cosmologists have reasons to believe that the vast universe in which we live is just one of an endless number of other universes within a multiverse—a mind-boggling array that may extend indefinitely in space and endlessly in both the past and the future. Victor Stenger reviews the key developments in the history of science that led to the current consensus view of astrophysicists, taking pains to explain essential concepts and discoveries in accessible terminology. The author shows that science’s emerging understanding of the multiverse—consisting of trillions upon trillions of galaxies—is fully explicable in naturalistic terms with no need for supernatural forces to explain its origin or ongoing existence. How can conceptions of God, traditional or otherwise, be squared with this new worldview? The author shows how long-held beliefs will need to undergo major revision or otherwise face eventual extinction.

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Genre: Science
Author: Victor J. Stenger
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Release: 2014-09-09
File: 447 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781616149710

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