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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?

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Genre: Books and reading
Author: Ann Morgan
Publisher: Random House
Release: 2015
File: 336 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781846557873

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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.

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Genre: College readers
Author: Michael Austin
Publisher:
Release: 2016-10-27
File: 752 Pages
ISBN-13: 0393617424

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Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Author: Plc
Publisher:
Release: 2002-09-01
File: 608 Pages
ISBN-13: 0789159414

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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.

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Genre: Literary Criticism
Author: Dianne C. Luce
Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press
Release: 2009
File: 314 Pages
ISBN-13: 1570038244

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Genre: College readers
Author: Michael Austin
Publisher:
Release: 2007
File: 749 Pages
ISBN-13: 0393929493

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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 encyclopedism can illuminate both the intellectual work and the imaginative writing of the scholastic age.

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Genre: History
Author: Mary Franklin-Brown
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Release: 2012-09
File: 446 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780226260686

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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

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Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Author: Paulo Freire
Publisher: Intellect Books
Release: 1987
File: 184 Pages
ISBN-13: 0897891260

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Over 21 million copies sold worldwide

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Khaled Hosseini
Publisher: A&C Black
Release: 2011-09-05
File: 336 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781408824856

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A riveting and powerful story of an unforgiving time, an unlikely friendship and an indestructible love

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Khaled Hosseini
Publisher: A&C Black
Release: 2008-09-18
File: 419 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780747585893

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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

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Genre: Education
Author: Nancy J. Polette
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
Release: 2010-07-21
File: 348 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781598845884

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