Author: Rachel Cusk

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 351874433X

Category: Fiction

Page: 235

View: 3183

Eine Schriftstellerin reist im Hochsommer nach Athen, um dort einen Schreibkurs zu geben. Während ihre eigenen Verhältnisse vorerst im Dunkeln bleiben, wird sie zur Zuhörerin einer Reihe von Lebensgeschichten und -beichten. Beginnend mit dem Sitznachbarn auf dem Hinflug, seinen Schilderungen von schnellen Booten und gescheiterten Ehen, erzählen ihre Bekanntschaften von Ängsten, Begierden, Versäumnissen und Lieblingstheorien. In der erstickenden Hitze und dem Lärm der Stadt schaffen diese verschiedenen Stimmen ein komplexes Tableau menschlichen Lebens. Und dabei wird, zunächst in Umrissen, zugleich das Bild einer Frau – der Schriftstellerin – kenntlich, die zu lernen beginnt, einem einschneidenden Verlust zu begegnen. Outline ist ein so wagemutiger wie eleganter Roman über Liebe, Verlust, Erinnerung und den elementaren Drang, den anderen und sich selbst Geschichten zu erzählen.

An Outline History of English Literature

Author: William Henry Hudson

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

ISBN: 9788171568451

Category: English literature

Page: 258

View: 1820

The book has a wide coverage and studies all the famous writers of English literature in the field of poetry, fiction, essay etc. The writers covered, among others, include Geoffrey Chaucer, William Shakespeare, Samuel John Milton, John Dryden, Alexander Pope, Samuel Johnson, William Wordsworth and Alfred Tennyson. A special feature of the book is that studies writers and their contributions not in isolation but in the context of surroundings and various elements of civilisation of the age of the writer. Thus it suggests a vital relationship between English literature and English life. The book is written in a simple and lucid style. It will be found of great interest by the students of English Literature, researchers and the general readers.

Outline of the Religious Literature of India

Author: J. N. Farquhar

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.

ISBN: 9788120820869


Page: N.A

View: 1273

The author believes that it would be necessary for a student of Indian religions to undertake first of all a long and difficult investigation into sources, and further that from the point of view of the study of religions what was wanted was wanted was not so much fresh study of individual books as a clear comoprehensive survey of the literature so far as critical inquiry, translations and the publication of texts have made it known, so that the student might be able to begin the study of any part of it with intelligence and to find his way without serious difficulty to all the existing literature, modern as well as ancient which deals with the section of the field in which he is interested.

The Outline of History

Prehistory to the Roman Republic

Author: H. G. Wells,J. F. Horrabin,William Ross

Publisher: Barnes & Noble Publishing

ISBN: 9780760758663

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 1589

Coming right after the carnage of World War I, this title was neither unduly pessimistic and cynical about the human condition nor Pollyannaish about humanity's future. Instead, it offered an account of the development of the world's civilizations up to the present, showing that an enlightened future depended on an unprejudiced view of the past.

English Grammar

An Outline

Author: Rodney Huddleston

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521311526

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 212

View: 2921

This elementary textbook provides a succinct step-by-step account of all the most important and central English construction and categories. Rodney Huddleston's earlier work,An Introduction to the Grammar of English, was praised by reviewers for its clarity, and that is a particular strength of this new textbook as well. The book draws on descriptive and theoretical advances made in modern linguistics, but any significant departures from traditional grammar are pointed out. An important feature of the book is that it explains the major grammatical categories at both a language-particular level (specifically for English) and a general level, so that it could be used as a concise reference work for English by students taking courses in language typology.

Georgia History in Outline

Author: Kenneth Coleman

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820304670

Category: History

Page: 129

View: 8737

Since it was first published in 1955, Georgia History in Outline has been the standard concise history of the state. The third edition includes a major revision of the chapter on the twentieth century, reflecting in part new information and interpretation on modern Georgia from A History of Georgia and in part the author's personal knowledge of events since the 1920s.

The Outline of Sanity

A Biography of G. K. Chesterton

Author: Alzina Stone Dale

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595340768

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 376

View: 8938

"Gilbert Keith Chesterton has been the subject of several biographies, but none as comprehensive as The Outline of Sanity, A Biography of G. K. Chesterton by Alzina Stone Dale." -THE WALL STREET JOURNAL "A biography in which the imaginative and intellectual stature of the man is seen in its full measure." -SUNDAY TIMES (UK)

Ready-to-go Super Book of Outline Maps

Author: Scholastic, Inc. Staff

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780439117616

Category: Education

Page: 112

View: 4713

101 Reproducible outline maps of the continents, countries of the world, the 50 states, and more.

Dictionary/outline of Basic Statistics

Author: John E. Freund,Frank Jefferson Williams

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486667966

Category: Mathematics

Page: 195

View: 4182

Over 1,000 clear, concise definitions of statistical terms, with explanations. Also, formulas covering grouped and ungrouped data, finite populations, probability, other topics.

Aristotle In Outline

Author: Timothy A. Robinson

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9781603844123


Page: 134

View: 7278

"Robinson's book is an extremely lucid and engaging overview of Aristotle's entire system of thought. . . . Accessible to beginning students." -- Richard Kraut, Northwestern University

An Outline of Russian Literature

Author: Maurice Baring

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 9781594549410

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 131

View: 8066

Russian literature begins with the nineteenth century, that is to say with the reign of Alexander I. It was then that the literary fruits on which Russia has since fed were born. The seeds were sown, of course, centuries earlier. This work presents an outline of the Russian literature.

An Outline of Philosophy

Author: Bertrand Russell

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415141178

Category: Philosophy

Page: 247

View: 3673

Philosophy, Russell argues, is concerned with the universe as a whole. He reveals how the world in which we seem to live differs from reality and makes clear how scientific advance has transformed our concept of the world.

An Outline of Political Economy

Designed for Seminaries, and Intended to Explain the Principles of this Important Science, by Familiar Examples, and to Exhibit More Particularly the Great Importance of Agriculture, Mining Industry, Manufactures, and Internal Improvements to National Wealth and Prosperity

Author: William Jennison

Publisher: N.A


Category: Economics

Page: 78

View: 4002


Outline of Roman History from Romulus to Justinian (including Translation of the Twelve Tables, the Institutes of Gaius, and the Institutes of Justinian), with Special Reference to the Growth, Development and Decay of Roman Jurisprudence

Author: David Nasmith

Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.

ISBN: 1584776129

Category: History

Page: 618

View: 4697

Many students are familiar with the landmarks of Roman jurisprudence but know little about their background. This is unfortunate because these texts lose a great deal of their meaning when they are extracted from their original social and cultural context. Nasmith's Outline addresses this problem directly by making "that which is understood as Roman history go hand in hand with chronological changes in Roman law, and to furnish the reader and myself with an outline of pegs so arranged as to enable us easily and accurately to store our future acquisitions" (vi). Nasmith's tone is utilitarian, but his work is quite sophisticated. What is more, it is a significant work of cultural history based on a study of legal institutions.

An Outline of International Price Theories

Author: Chi-Yuen Wu

Publisher: Ludwig von Mises Institute

ISBN: 1610160452


Page: 373

View: 8981

Chi-Yuen Wu from China was an Austrian price theorist writing during Mises's own time. His great contribution was this 1939 treatise written while studying at the London School of Economics, under the guidance of Lionel Robbins. Though the author deals primarily with the history of thought, Murray Rothbard considered it to be a seminal contribution to the theory of price and international trade.