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Brazzaville Beach

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ISBN 10 : 9780141906775
Pages : 416 pages
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Download Brazzaville Beach PDF Full Free by William Boyd and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2013-12-19 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: ‘A most extraordinary parable about mankind ... quite unlike anything else I have ever read’ Sunday Express. 'I live on Brazzaville Beach ... I am here because two sets of strange and extraordinary events happened to me ... One in England, first, and then one in Africa.’ On Brazzaville Beach, on the edge of Africa, Hope Clearwater examines the complex circumstances that brought her there. Sifting the details for evidence of her own innocence or guilt, she tells her engrossing story with a blunt and beguiling honesty that not only intrigues and disturbs but is also completely enthralling.


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New Progress to Proficiency Student's Book

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN 10 : 0521635535
Pages : 212 pages
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Download New Progress to Proficiency Student's Book PDF Full Free by Leo Jones and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2002-01-31 with total page 212 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This popular exam coursebook has been updated in full colour for the 2002 exam specifications.


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At the Beach

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ISBN 10 : 0816634505
Pages : 388 pages
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New Progress to Proficiency Teacher's Book

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN 10 : 0521635527
Pages : 198 pages
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Download New Progress to Proficiency Teacher's Book PDF Full Free by Leo Jones and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2002-01-31 with total page 198 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This teacher's book has been completely revised and updated for the December 2002 Proficiency exam specifications. It provides systematic coverage of skills and techniques for all five Proficiency papers.


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Novels of William Boyd

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Publisher : RUT Printer and Publisher
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ISBN 10 : 9789384663087
Pages : 152 pages
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Download Novels of William Boyd PDF Full Free by Dr. Rajesh Shashikant Latane and published by RUT Printer and Publisher. This book was released on 2015-02-25 with total page 152 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: have great pleasure in writing this foreword to Dr. Latane’s book on the Novels of William Boyd. The book is a significant contribution to Boyd criticism. It has discussed the early, the middle and the last phase of Boyd’s novels. In doing if the author has defined the totality of Boyd’s vision. Indeed every novel is a part of this totality and the totality is more than a mere sum of the novels. The reciprocal relationship between the part and the whole is the crux of novel-criticism and the book has given due justice to this aspect. Another important feature of the book is the analysis of the postmodernist element in Boyd’s novels. This critical framework can be used to analysis the postmodernist element in the contemporary Indian novel in English. Even going further it can be used to analyse the Postmodernist element in the contemporary Marathi novel. A thesis is really acknowledged when it become a source material for the future researchers and comparatives. Mr. Latane’s book has that potential. I heartily wish a good reception to the book. Dr. Prakash Deshpande Kejkar Former Professor of English Shivaji University, Kolhapur


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Historical Dictionary of Republic of the Congo

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ISBN 10 : 9780810849198
Pages : 571 pages
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Contemporary Fiction and Science from Amis to McEwan

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ISBN 10 : 9783030163754
Pages : 211 pages
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Download Contemporary Fiction and Science from Amis to McEwan PDF Full Free by Rachel Holland and published by Springer. This book was released on 2019-04-26 with total page 211 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book identifies, in contemporary fiction, a new type of novel at the interface of science and the humanities, working from the premise that a shift has taken place in the relations between the two cultures in the last two or three decades. As popular science comes to assume an ever greater cultural significance, contemporary authors are engaging in new ways with ideas that it disseminates. A new literary phenomenon is emerging, in which the focus on language-based theories of the self and the world that has been predominant in the latter half of the previous century is making way for a renewed commitment to the material facts, both of human existence and the universe beyond subjectivity. The book analyses the work of Martin Amis, William Boyd, David Lodge, Richard Powers, Michel Houellebecq, Jonathan Franzen, Margaret Atwood, and Ian McEwan, revealing the ways in which these ‘third culture novels’ negotiate the relationship between literature and science.


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The Satiric Worlds of William Boyd

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Publisher : Peter Lang
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ISBN 10 : 3039106910
Pages : 264 pages
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Publisher : African Books Collective
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ISBN 10 : 9789956551200
Pages : 296 pages
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Download People, Predicaments and Potentials in Africa PDF Full Free by Takehiko Ochiai and published by African Books Collective. This book was released on 2021-01-18 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The term 'African Potentials' refers to the knowledge, systems, practices, ideas and values created and implemented in African societies that are expected to contribute to overcoming various challenges and promoting people's wellbeing. This collection of articles, focused on African societies, is based on the idea that 'Africa is People'. In this book, African people are placed at the centre of the discussion. The book's contributors, all of whom believe in African people and their potentials, consider women, minors and young people, people with disabilities, entrepreneurs, herders, farmers, mine workers, refugees, migrants, traditional rulers, militiamen and members of the political elite, and examine their predicaments and potentials in detail. Africa is people, and African potentials can be found only in African people themselves.


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Reading with Feeling

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Publisher : Cornell University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9781501721465
Pages : 280 pages
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Download Reading with Feeling PDF Full Free by Susan L. Feagin and published by Cornell University Press. This book was released on 2018-10-18 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Feelings and other affective responses to a work of fiction are an important part appreciation and the capacity to inspire such responses is part of what is valuable about literary works of art. Susan L. Feagin's philosophical exploration of appreciation, focusing specifically on its emotional or affective components, asks us to consider aesthetic appreciation as getting the value out of the work. Appreciation involves exercising abilities. Feagin develops a psychological model for understanding how one becomes emotionally engaged with something one knows is fictional. She stresses the importance of the role of imagination in producing affective responses. Imagination is harnessed by the writer's choice of phrase or depiction of detail. Feagin cites the work of Angela Carter, Molly Keane, Heinrich Böll, Gabriel Garçia Marquez, and draws an extended example from Henry James. She notes that not all responses to a work are relevant or appropriate and discusses a variety of ways responses may be assessed. Even though assessing responses can stifle imagination, and hence threaten spontaneity and the responses themselves, the value of having affective responses to fiction depends upon our being able to make such assessments. Whatever else we may gain, appreciating a work, getting the value out of it, is one means of extending the capacities of our own imaginations.


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Patterns in Contrast

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ISBN 10 : 9789027271624
Pages : 257 pages
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Download Patterns in Contrast PDF Full Free by Jarle Ebeling and published by John Benjamins Publishing. This book was released on 2013-09-17 with total page 257 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Combining the fields of phraseology and contrastive analysis, this book describes how patterns, defined as recurrent word-combinations with semantic unity, behave cross-linguistically. As the contrastive approach adopted in the book relies on translations and a bidirectional corpus model, the first part offers an in-depth discussion of contrastive linguistics, with special emphasis on using translations as tertium comparationis and a parallel corpus as the main source of material. Central to the contrastive analysis is the use of corpus-linguistic methods in the identification of patterns, while a deeper understanding of the phraseological nature of the patterns is closely related to the concept of extended units of meaning. The second part of the book presents five case studies, using an easy-to-follow step-by-step method to illustrate the phraseological-contrastive approach at work. The studies show that patterns weave an intricate web of meanings across languages and demonstrate the potential of exploring patterns in contrast.


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Publisher : Bradt Travel Guides
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ISBN 10 : 1841622885
Pages : 628 pages
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Publisher : Penguin UK
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ISBN 10 : 9780241965863
Pages : 928 pages
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Download More Matter PDF Full Free by John Updike and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2013-02-07 with total page 928 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: More Matter is a collection of John Updike's best-loved critical essays and reflections. From the journals of John Cheever to the Queen of England, More Matter is a lively discussion on contemporary art, issues and people, told from the inimitable perspective of Pulitzer prizewinner John Updike. Wide ranging, incisive, witty and always superbly written, it has something to say about almost everyone - from Graham Greene to Bill Gates to Mickey Mouse - and everything - from sexual politics to spiritual matters to unopenable packages. It provides any number of intimate glimpses into how this remarkable mind works. Praise for More Matter: 'Unlike most journalism, Updike's occasional writing is so exquisite as to repay multiple readings' Publishers Weekly 'More Matter attests to Mr. Updike's remarkable versatility and to his ardent drive to turn all his observations into glittering, gossamer prose. . . . In his strongest pieces, Mr. Updike's awesome pictorial powers of description combine with a rigorous, searching intelligence to produce essays of enormous tactile power and conviction' New York Times 'More Matter will leave even his closest followers amazed. . . . Updike can write about anything, in any form and at any length, and do it with intelligence and knowledge and grace and agility and wit-and oh, the prose' Pittsburgh Tribune Review John Updike was born in 1932 in Shillington, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Harvard College in 1954, and spent a year in Oxford, at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art. His novels, stories, and nonfiction collections have won numerous awards, including the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Howells Medal of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He died in January 2009.


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Seeing Through Multilingual Corpora

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ISBN 10 : 9027223009
Pages : 392 pages
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Download Seeing Through Multilingual Corpora PDF Full Free by Stig Johansson and published by John Benjamins Publishing. This book was released on 2007-01-01 with total page 392 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Through electronic corpora we can observe patterns which we were unaware of before or only vaguely glimpsed. The availability of multilingual corpora has led to a renewal of contrastive studies. We gain new insight into similarities and differences between languages, at the same time as the characteristics of each language are brought into relief. The present book focuses on the work in building and using the English-Norwegian Parallel Corpus and the Oslo Multilingual Corpus. Case studies are reported on lexis, grammar, and discourse. A concluding chapter sums up problems and prospects of corpus-based contrastive studies, including applications in lexicography, translator training, and foreign-language teaching. Though the main focus is on English and Norwegian, the approach should be of interest more generally for corpus-based contrastive research and for language studies in general. Seeing through corpora we can see through language.


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ISBN 10 : IND:30000004456210
Pages : 190 pages
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Materials Development in Language Teaching

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ISBN 10 : 0521574196
Pages : 388 pages
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Download Materials Development in Language Teaching PDF Full Free by Brian Tomlinson and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 1998-03-05 with total page 388 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book engages with current issues in developing materials for language teaching.


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ISBN 10 : 185359315X
Pages : 298 pages
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Download Language, Education, and Society in a Changing World PDF Full Free by Tina Hickey and published by Multilingual Matters. This book was released on 1996 with total page 298 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book addresses many of the issues facing language teachers, researchers and policy makers in a world where languages are becoming extinct at an alarming rate and are frequently the focus for dispute and conflict.