The house

its plan and use

Author: Tessie Agan

Publisher: N.A


Category: House & Home

Page: 706

View: 5397



The House of Lords


Author: Great Britain

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 0101702728

Category: Political Science

Page: 60

View: 9961


The White Paper aims to set the stage for the upcoming free votes on the composition of a future House of Lords. It has therefore been drafted to reflect arguments in a balanced way and take account of discussions in the Cross-party Working Group on Lords Reform. It also sets out the way a hybrid House (where 50% of the members were elected and 50% appointed) might work. The Paper is organised under the following sections: background; current steps towards reform of the House of Lords; international comparisons; a reformed chamber: principles of composition; a reformed chamber: elected, appointed or hybrid; a reformed chamber: a statutory appointments commission; a reformed chamber: membership; a reformed chamber: transition.

The House of Lords

Its Parliamentary and Judicial Roles

Author: Paul Carmichael,Brice Dickson

Publisher: Hart Publishing

ISBN: 1841130206

Category: Law

Page: 258

View: 3459


This new book examines the House of Lords in both its Parliamentary and its judicial capacity. A total of 14 contributors discuss such important topics as the membership of the House, how the House compares with other second chambers in bicameral legislatures elsewhere, the role of the Lord Chancellor, the rules concerning discussion of sub judice matters and the stance taken by the Law Lords towards European Community law. At a time when the future of the House is once again under active consideration, this book serves to remind readers of the significance of the institution to the British constitution.

The House at Otowi Bridge

The Story of Edith Warner and Los Alamos

Author: Peggy Pond Church

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 9780826302816

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 159

View: 2174


A tribute to Edith Warner who befriended both the Indians of San Ildefonso and the atomic scientists at Los Alamos.

The House of Difference

Cultural Politics and National Identity in Canada

Author: Eva Mackey

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802084811

Category: Social Science

Page: 199

View: 652


Mackey argues that official policies and attitudes of multicultural 'tolerance' for 'others' reinforce the dominant Anglo-Canadian culture by abducting the cultures of minority groups.

The House Behind the Cedars

Author: Charles Chesnutt

Publisher: Modern Library

ISBN: 0307432300

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 1824


The House Behind the Cedars, which many consider Charles Chesnutt’s finest novel, tells of John and Lena Walden, mulatto siblings who pass for white in the postbellum American South. The drama that unfolds as they travel between black and white worlds constitutes a riveting portrait of the shifting and intractable nature of race in American life. This edition revitalizes a much-neglected masterpiece by one of our most important African-American writers. As Werner Sollors writes, “William Dean Howells did not overstate his case when he compared Chesnutt’s works with those by Turgenev, Maupassant, and James . . . and [Chesnutt] has become one of the most important ‘crossover’ authors from the African-American tradition.”

Edith Wharton's The House of Mirth

A Casebook

Author: Carol J. Singley

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 019515603X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 337

View: 3932


'The House of Mirth' is perhaps Edith Wharton's best-known and most frequently read novel. This casebook collects critical essays addressing a broad spectrum of topics and utilizing a range of critical and theoretical approaches.

From a Tiny Corner in the House of Fiction

Conversations with Iris Murdoch

Author: Iris Murdoch

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 9781570034992

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 267

View: 7920


From a Tiny Corner in the House of Fiction gathers into a single volume twenty-three interviews with the British novelist and philosopher Dame Iris Murdoch (1919-1999) by some of the last half-century's foremost critics, academics, and journalists. Distinguished interviewers-including the renowned scholar Sir Frank Kermode, the theater critic Harold Hobson, and the writer and broadcaster Jonathan Miller-talk with Murdoch about her life, work, and philosophy. The resulting conversations offer access to Murdoch's beliefs on a wide range of topics and on her techniques and intentions as a writer. The interviews collectively trace an evolution in Murdoch's convictions, particularly on the subjects of religion and politics. Murdoch shares details of both her created and lived worlds, talking frankly about the difficulties facing a novelist writing in the second half of the twentieth century. She speaks at length about many of her novels and characters, explaining their philosophical and ethical foundations and clarifying points that have puzzled readers. Especially interesting are her views on such subjects as politics and freedom, women's education, the good life, and the possibilities for spiritual life after the demise of organized religions. Gillian Dooley introduces the collection with an analysis of Murdoch's work, looking closely at her method of composition and development of character and situation. Dooley also provides background information for each of the interviews, along with a thorough index.

The House on Mango Street (Bloom's Guides)

Author: Sandra Cisneros,Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438133413

Category: American literature

Page: 123

View: 3627


Discusses the writing of The house on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros. Includes critical essays on the work and a brief biography of the author.