A Companion to the History of the Book

Author: Simon Eliot,Jonathan Rose

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444356585

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 616

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From the early Sumerian clay tablet through to the emergence of the electronic text, this Companion provides a continuous and coherent account of the history of the book. Makes use of illustrative examples and case studies of well-known texts Written by a group of expert contributors Covers topical debates, such as the nature of censorship and the future of the book

The Book of the Navajo

Author: Raymond Friday Locke

Publisher: Holloway House Publishing

ISBN: 9780876875001

Category: History

Page: 496

View: 8905


The Book of Images

Author: Rainer Maria Rilke

Publisher: North Point Press

ISBN: 1466872616

Category: Poetry

Page: 280

View: 9338

Now substantially revised by Edward Snow, whom Denise Levertov once called "far and away Rilke's best translator," this bilingual edition of The Book of Images contains a number of the great poet's previously untranslated pieces. Also included are several of Rilke's best-loved lyrics, such as "Autumn," "Childhood," "Lament," "Evening," and "Entrance."

Text Und Uberlieferung Des Buches Tobit/ Text and Tradition of the Book of Tobit

Author: Michaela Hallermayer

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110194968

Category: Religion

Page: 209

View: 6055

This thesis examines the history of the text and transmission of the Book of Tobit. In the Greek Bible, there are two different versions of the Book of Tobit, and these are related here to the fragments of the story of Tobit found in Qumran. The study aims to determine the original form of the text of the Book of Tobit and to draw conclusions about the way ancient translators worked and about the origins of this biblical narrative.

Animal Metaphors and the People of Israel in the Book of Jeremiah

Author: Benjamin A. Foreman

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 352553258X

Category: Religion

Page: 283

View: 2551

Though interest in the use of metaphor in the Hebrew Bible has gained momentum in recent years, there is, to date, no investigation which concentrates exclusively on the animal metaphors in the book of Jeremiah. In this book, the author brings to light this neglected area of study by examining the language and imagery of the animal metaphors for the people of Israel in the book of Jeremiah. The contribution that these metaphors make to the theology of the book is given special attention, and since different interpretations have been given to many of the metaphors in question, the author resolves some of the questions regarding the meaning of these images in his in-depth study. Additionally, scholars have not tended to research metaphors for the nation of Israel and thus this volume draws attention to a particular subject which has largely been overlooked. In chapter one Foreman familiarizes the reader with the major theoretical approaches to metaphor and spells out the approach taken in his investigation. Eighteen metaphors are then thoroughly analyzed in chapters two, three, and four. These metaphors are grouped into three categories, each of which constitutes a chapter: pastoral metaphors, mammal metaphors, and bird metaphors. Chapter five draws the results of the inquiry together. This study reveals how animal metaphors make important theological claims about the nation of Israel and demonstrates that they are essential elements of the message of the book of Jeremiah. Foreman's elucidation of the language and imagery of the animal metaphors for the people of Israel leads to a richer understanding of these metaphors and ultimately contributes to a more precise interpretation of the message of the book of Jeremiah as a whole.

The Coming of the Book

The Impact of Printing 1450-1800

Author: Lucien Febvre,Henri-Jean Martin

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9781859841082

Category: History

Page: 378

View: 4705

On the history of printing

Die Illusion des Ich

on the taboo against knowing who you are

Author: Alan Watts

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442217175


Page: 223

View: 1905


The Future of the Book

Author: Geoffrey Nunberg

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520204515

Category: Computers

Page: 306

View: 2186

The death of the book has been duly announced, and with it the end of brick-and-mortar libraries, traditional publishers, linear narrative, authorship, and disciplinarity, along with the emergence of a more equitable discursive order. These essays suggest that it won't be that simple. While the contributors to this volume are enthusiastic about the possibilities created by digital technologies, they also see the new meida raising serious critical issues that force us to reexamine basic notions about rhetoric, reading, and the nature of discourse itself.

The Book of Why

The New Science of Cause and Effect

Author: Judea Pearl,Dana Mackenzie

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0465097618

Category: Computers

Page: 432

View: 5841

A Turing Award-winning computer scientist and statistician shows how understanding causality has revolutionized science and will revolutionize artificial intelligence "Correlation is not causation." This mantra, chanted by scientists for more than a century, has led to a virtual prohibition on causal talk. Today, that taboo is dead. The causal revolution, instigated by Judea Pearl and his colleagues, has cut through a century of confusion and established causality--the study of cause and effect--on a firm scientific basis. His work explains how we can know easy things, like whether it was rain or a sprinkler that made a sidewalk wet; and how to answer hard questions, like whether a drug cured an illness. Pearl's work enables us to know not just whether one thing causes another: it lets us explore the world that is and the worlds that could have been. It shows us the essence of human thought and key to artificial intelligence. Anyone who wants to understand either needs The Book of Why.

The Book

Author: N.A

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1597973653


Page: 385

View: 7942

Baseball "by The Book"

Geographies of the Book

Author: Miles Ogborn,Charles W. J. Withers

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754678502

Category: Social Science

Page: 302

View: 1118

Bringing together a multidisciplinary and international team of leading scholars, and illustrated by original empirical material, this work explores the complex relationships between the making of books in certain geographical contexts, the movement of books (epistemologically as well as geographically), the ways in which they are received, and advances new perspectives on how this area of research should be approached.

The Land and the Book

Author: William McClure Thomson

Publisher: N.A


Category: Bible

Page: 718

View: 1738


The Book of Memory

A Study of Memory in Medieval Culture

Author: Mary Carruthers

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521888204

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 519

View: 387

A fully revised and updated edition of this influential work of scholarship.

The Book

Author: Tyndale House Publishers

Publisher: Tyndale House Pub

ISBN: 9780842332842

Category: Bibles

Page: 1440

View: 623

A plain text Bible in the New Living Translation with book introductions and a list of great chapters and stories in the Bible as well as a compilation of verses on key topics.

The Book of the Bitch

A Complete Guide to Understanding and Caring for Bitches

Author: J. M. Evans,Kay White

Publisher: Interpet

ISBN: 9781860540233

Category: Pets

Page: 232

View: 4438

A complete guide to caring for bitches for the experienced breeder and the novice bitch owner

The Book

On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are

Author: Alan W. Watts

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307807878

Category: Philosophy

Page: 176

View: 7453

In The Book, Alan Watts provides us with a much-needed answer to the problem of personal identity, distilling and adapting the Hindu philosophy of Vedanta. At the root of human conflict is our fundamental misunderstanding of who we are. The illusion that we are isolated beings, unconnected to the rest of the universe, has led us to view the “outside” world with hostility, and has fueled our misuse of technology and our violent and hostile subjugation of the natural world. To help us understand that the self is in fact the root and ground of the universe, Watts has crafted a revelatory primer on what it means to be human—and a mind-opening manual of initiation into the central mystery of existence.

Das Buch der seltsamen neuen Dinge

Author: Michel Faber

Publisher: Kein & Aber AG

ISBN: 303699386X

Category: Fiction

Page: 688

View: 2070

Ich bin bei dir alle Tage bis ans Ende der Welt. Der junge Pastor Peter Leigh wird auf die Reise seines Lebens geschickt - nur darf seine Frau Bea ihn nicht begleiten. Um in Kontakt zu bleiben, schicken sie sich Briefe. Doch nie zuvor in der Geschichte der Menschheit musste eine Liebe eine derart große Distanz überbrücken. "Der bewegendste Abschiedsroman, den ich je gelesen habe." Clemens J. Setz (Indigo) "Ein Meisterwerk - wahnsinnig fesselnd." David Mitchell (Der Wolkenatlas) "Der Roman ist ein einziges Wunder." Yann Martel (Schiffbruch mit Tiger) "Verzweifelnd schön, traurig und unvergesslich." David Benioff (Game of Thrones)

The Book of Salt

A Novel

Author: Monique Truong

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547524993

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 5278

The Book of Salt serves up a wholly original take on Paris in the 1930s through the eyes of Binh, the Vietnamese cook employed by Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas. Viewing his famous mesdames and their entourage from the kitchen of their rue de Fleurus home, Binh observes their domestic entanglements while seeking his own place in the world. In a mesmerizing tale of yearning and betrayal, Monique Truong explores Paris from the salons of its artists to the dark nightlife of its outsiders and exiles. She takes us back to Binh's youthful servitude in Saigon under colonial rule, to his life as a galley hand at sea, to his brief, fateful encounters in Paris with Paul Robeson and the young Ho Chi Minh.

Studies in the Book of Jubilees

Author: Matthias Albani,Jörg Frey,Armin Lange

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161467936

Category: Religion

Page: 344

View: 1403


The Book

The Life Story of a Technology

Author: Nicole Howard

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313330285

Category: History

Page: 171

View: 5835

Introduces the history of the book, beginning with papyrus in ancient Egypt, through the development of the printing press, to current computer-based technologies, including its influence on societies and cultures around the world.