An Almost English Life

An Almost English Life

Nearly every day when I came back from school my mother would insist that, when I'd finished my homework, I spent a further hour learning to read and write in German, using the Roman alphabet (as opposed to the Hebrew script taught at ...

Author: Miriam Gross

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781780721002

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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A sparklingly witty memoir, which takes us on a seductive journey from wartime Jerusalem to the heart of Fleet Street, providing a riveting outsider's view of English cultural life.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Asylum

Asylum

... looking out over a compact, almost English park) or its surprises (a Jamaican baker who made health bread) or its beauties (the intense quiet of a summer evening, a timid bat making its bewildered way along and above the canal).

Author: Andre Alexis

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart

ISBN: 9780771008047

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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Alexis’s long-awaited second novel follows his award-winning Childhood. Set in Ottawa during the Mulroney years, Asylum is André Alexis’s sweeping, edged-in-satire, yet deeply serious tale of intertwined lives and fortunes, of politics and vain ambition, of the building of a magnificent prison, of human fallibility, of the search for refuge, of the impossibility of love, and of finding home. Whether he is taking us into the machinations of a government office or into the mysterious workings of the human heart, Alexis is always alert to the humour and the profound truth of any situation. His cast of characters is eccentric and unforgettable, all recognizable in one way or another as aspects of ourselves or people we know well. At the centre of the story, which covers almost a decade, is a visionary project to build an ideal prison, a perfect metaphor for the purest aspects of artistic ambition and for all that is great and flawed in the world. André Alexis is a true original, one of the most talented and astute writers writing in Canada today. This dazzling novel is filled with tragedy, dry wit, intellectual grist. It is playful, linguistically accomplished, and psychologically profound. Its yearnings constitute the highest level of human concerns and pursuits. Alexis has written The Great Canadian Novel, with a twist.
Categories: Fiction

Chinese English Dictionary of the Vernacular Or Spoken Language of Amoy

Chinese English Dictionary of the Vernacular Or Spoken Language of Amoy

This prolonged phrase kiù - sè , where the chief accent falls on sè , the murmur is specially remarkable in final eng , which unaccented kiù is pronounced almost like the English sounds almost as if there were an indistinct half proKew ...

Author: Carstairs Douglas

Publisher:

ISBN: UCD:31175002286998

Category: Chinese language

Page: 888

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Categories: Chinese language

A Critical Pronouncing Dictionary and Expositor of the English Language

A Critical Pronouncing Dictionary  and Expositor of the English Language

Nor is it ignorant , ignorans . unworthy of being remarked , that when we súffocate , suffoco . neglect the accent of the original , it is almost In this list the difference of the English always to place it at least a syllable higher ...

Author: John Walker

Publisher:

ISBN: UCM:5318747345

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Page: 726

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A Critical Pronouncing Dictionary and Expositor of the English Langage

A Critical Pronouncing Dictionary  and Expositor of the English Langage

Nor is it ignorant , ignorans . unworthy of being remarked , that when we suffocate , suffoco . neglect the accent of the original , it is almost In this list the difference of the English always to place it at least a syllable higher ...

Author: John Walker

Publisher:

ISBN: BML:37001101600638

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A Critical Pronouncing Dictionary and Expositor of the English Language to which are Prefixed Principles of English Pronunciation the Whole Interspersed with Observations Etymological Critical and Gramatical

A Critical Pronouncing Dictionary and Expositor of the English Language       to which are Prefixed Principles of English Pronunciation     the Whole Interspersed with Observations  Etymological  Critical and Gramatical

Nor is it ignorant , ignorans . unworthy of being remarked , that when we suffocate , suffoco . neglect the accent of the original , it is almost In this list the difference of the English always to place it at least a syllable higher ...

Author: John Walker

Publisher:

ISBN: IBSC:SC400026582

Category:

Page: 587

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A Critical Pronouncing Dictionary And Expositor of the English Language New Ed Carefully Rev Corr and Enl

A Critical Pronouncing Dictionary  And Expositor of the English Language    New Ed   Carefully Rev   Corr  and Enl

Nor is it ignorant , ignorans . unworthy of being remarked , that when we suffocate , suffoco . neglect the accent of the original , it is almost In this list the difference of the English always to place it at least a syllable higher ...

Author: John Walker (the Philologist.)

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0019558919

Category:

Page: 587

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Jews and Jewishness in British Children s Literature

Jews and Jewishness in British Children   s Literature

I contend that literature for young people demonstrates that Jews have been, and to an extent continue to be, considered 'almost English', a phrase which brings to mind Homi Bhabha's description of colonised peoples' relationship to the ...

Author: Madelyn Travis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136222047

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 200

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In a period of ongoing debate about faith, identity, migration and culture, this timely study explores the often politicised nature of constructions of one of Britain’s longest standing minority communities. Representations in children’s literature influenced by the impact of the Enlightenment, the Empire, the Holocaust and 9/11 reveal an ongoing concern with establishing, maintaining or problematising the boundaries between Jews and Gentiles. Chapters on gender, refugees, multiculturalism and historical fiction argue that literature for young people demonstrates that the position of Jews in Britain has been ambivalent, and that this ambivalence has persisted to a surprising degree in view of the dramatic socio-cultural changes that have taken place over two centuries. Wide-ranging in scope and interdisciplinary in approach, Jews and Jewishness in British Children’s Literature discusses over one hundred texts ranging from picture books to young adult fiction and realism to fantasy. Madelyn Travis examines rare eighteenth- and nineteenth-century material plus works by authors including Maria Edgeworth, E. Nesbit, Rudyard Kipling, Richmal Crompton, Lynne Reid Banks, Michael Rosen and others. The study also draws on Travis’s previously unpublished interviews with authors including Adele Geras, Eva Ibbotson, Ann Jungman and Judith Kerr.
Categories: Literary Criticism

English Mechanics and the World of Science

English Mechanics and the World of Science

As to the 186 - years cycle mentioned by may be found on which the rounded surface towards motion was almost from south to north . Mr. Godden , I know nothing of it . The only so- the edges allow of the surface being seen , as it As a ...

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ISBN: HARVARD:HXPFVB

Category: Industrial arts

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Categories: Industrial arts

British Farmer s Magazine

British Farmer s Magazine

They were translated into English almost English , should be , we repeat , of incalculable serimmediately on their appearance , as many of our vice to the French agriculturist . It is not always readers will no doubt remember ...

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ISBN: OXFORD:555021118

Category: Agriculture

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Categories: Agriculture