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Re-readings 2 is a companion book to Re-readings, originally published in 2004. This second volume is testament to the growing interest and demand for clarification of the re-modelling, adaptation and transformation processes within the existing built environment. With increased interest in the sustainability and heritage agenda and emerging interest from non-European-centric areas of the world in this type of work, this book explores how the re-modelling of existing buildings is a sustainable and viable alternative to the construction of new buildings. Throughout this highly-illustrated book, drawings and photos of various projects from around the world highlight how the new fits into the existing. Case studies are analysed holistically, and include information on the practical issues and challenges of individual projects.

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Genre: Architecture
Author: Graeme Brooker
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2019-07-15
File: 272 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781000726701

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Is a book the same book-or a reader the same reader-the second time around? The seventeen authors in this witty and poignant collection of essays all agree on the answer: Never. The editor of Rereadings is Anne Fadiman, and readers of her bestselling book Ex Libris (FSG, 1998) will find this volume especially satisfying. Her chosen authors include Sven Birkerts, Allegra Goodman, Vivian Gornick, Patricia Hampl, Phillip Lopate, and Luc Sante; the objects of their literary affections range from Pride and Prejudice to Sue Barton, Student Nurse. Each has selected a book or a story or a poem--or even, in one case, the lyrics on the back of the Sgt. Pepper album--that made a deep impression in his or her youth, and reread it to see how it has changed in the interim. (Of course, what has really changed is the reader.) These essays are not conventional literary criticism; they are about relationships. The relationship between reader and book is a powerful one, and as these writers attest, it evolves over time. Rereadings reveals at least as much about the reader as about the book: each is a miniature memoir that focuses on that most interesting of topics, the protean nature of love. And as every bibliophile knows, no love is more life-changing than the love of a book.

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Genre: Literary Criticism
Author: Anne Fadiman
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release: 2006-09-05
File: 272 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781429930864

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This book offers a fresh perspective on classical Jewish literature by providing a gender-based, feminist reading of rabbinical anecdotes and legends. Viewing rabbinical legends as sources that generate perceptions about women and gender, Inbar Raveh provides answers to questions such as how the Sages viewed women; how they formed and molded their characterization of them; how they constructed the ancient discourse on femininity; and what the status of women was in their society. Raveh also re-creates the voices and stories of the women themselves within their sociohistorical context, moving them from the periphery to the center and exposing how men maintain power. Chapter topics include desire and control, pain, midwives, prostitutes, and myth. A major contribution to the fields of literary criticism and Jewish studies, Raveh's book demonstrates the possibility of appreciating the aesthetic beauty and complexity of patriarchal texts, while at the same time recognizing their limitations.

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Genre: Literary Criticism
Author: Inbar Raveh
Publisher: Brandeis University Press
Release: 2014-11-04
File: 232 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781611686081

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Using structuralist and post-structuralist methods, this book analyzes a selection of influential Russian texts—classical, modernist, and contemporary—as dialogues with earlier works, in the light of new cultural contexts.

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Genre: Literary Criticism
Author: Alexander Zholkovsky
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Release: 1996-05-01
File: 370 Pages
ISBN-13: 0804727031

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This volume brings together diverse, cross-disciplinary scholarly voices to examine gender construction in children's and young adult literature. It complements and updates the scholarship in the field by creating a rich, cohesive examination of core questions around gender and sexuality in classic and contemporary texts. By providing an expansive treatment of gender and sexuality across genres, eras, and national literature, the collection explores how readers encounter unorthodox as well as traditional notions of gender. It begins with essays exploring how children's and YA literature construct communities formed by gender, ethnicity, sexuality, and in face-to-face and virtual spaces. Section II's central focus is how gendered identities are formed, unpacking how texts for young readers ranging from Amish youth periodicals to the blockbuster Divergent series trace, reproduce, and shape gendered identity socialization. In section III, the essential literary function of translating trauma into narrative is addressed in classics like Anne of Green Gables and Pollyanna, as well as more recent works. Section IV's focus on sexuality and romance encompasses fiction and nonfiction works, examining how children's and young adult literature can serve as a regressive, progressive, and transgressive site for construction meaning about sex and romance. Last, Section IV offers new readings of paratextual features in literature for children -- from the classic tale of Cinderella to contemporary illustrated novels. The key achievement of this volume is providing an updated range of multidisciplinary and methodologically diverse analyses of critically and commercially successful texts, contributing to the scholarship on children's and YA literature; gender, sexuality, and women's studies; and a range of other disciplines.

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Genre: Literary Criticism
Author: Tricia Clasen
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2016-08-25
File: 302 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781317430704

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One of the fundamental presuppositions of the theology of the Old Testament is the coming of God to establish the kingdom and to vindicate God's people, Israel. This metaphor receives ample and diverse treatment in the Hebrew Bible, ranging from beliefs in a temporal, earthly kingdom to a supra-temporal, heavenly kingdom. In the New Testament, this idea informs the early church's belief in a future coming of Christ at the end of the age to save and to judge and to usher in God's reign. This book attempts to analyze three different rereadings of this concept in the writings of the New Testament: the letters of Paul, the Gospel of Mark, and the second letter of Peter.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Osvaldo D. Vena
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
Release: 2001
File: 284 Pages
ISBN-13: STANFORD:36105025251591

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Genre: Literary Criticism
Author: Renaissance Society of America. Meeting
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press
Release: 1988
File: 300 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015013286888

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"New perspectives on the work of five prominent male playwrights in the modern American canon."--Jacket.

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Genre: Literary Collections
Author: June Schlueter
Publisher:
Release: 1989
File: 249 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015015454831

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Genre: American poetry
Author: Greg Kuzma
Publisher:
Release: 1980
File: 493 Pages
ISBN-13: STANFORD:36105035654156

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This 1997 book is a rereading of the work of Walter Pater, a pivotal figure in nineteenth-century culture.

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Genre: Literary Criticism
Author: William F. Shuter
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release: 2005-09-15
File: 176 Pages
ISBN-13: 0521019818

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