Contemporary Theatre, Film and Television

Author: Thomas Riggs

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780787690502

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 512

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Biographical reference providing information on individuals active in the theatre, film, and television industries. Covers not only performers, directors, writers, and producers, but also behind-the-scenes specialists such as designers, managers, choreographers, technicians, composers, executives, dancers, and critics from the United States, Canada, Great Britain, and the world.
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Gatekeepers

The Emergence of World Literature and the 1960s

Author: William Marling

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190274166

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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The romantic idea of the writer as an isolated genius has been discredited, but there are few empirical studies documenting the role of "gatekeeping" in the literary process. How do friends, agents, editors, translators, small publishers, and reviewers-not to mention the changes in technology and the publishing industry-shape the literary process? This matrix is further complicated when books cross cultural and language barriers, that is, when they become part of world literature. Gatekeepers builds on the work of Pierre Bourdieu, Randall Collins, James English, and Mark McGurl, describing the multi-layered gatekeeping process in the context of World Literature after the 1960s. It focuses on four case studies: Gabriel García Márquez, Charles Bukowski, Paul Auster and Haruki Murakami. The two American authors achieved remarkable success overseas owing to canny gatekeepers; the two international authors benefited tremendously from well-curated translation into English. Rich in archival materials (correspondence between authors, editors, and translators, and publishing industry analyses), interviews with publishers and translators, and close readings of translations, this study shows how the process and production of literature depends on the larger social forces of a given historical moment. William Marling also documents the ever-increasing Anglo-centric dictate on the gatekeeping process. World literature, the book argues, is not so much a "republic of letters" as a field of chance on which the conversation is partly bracketed by historic events and technological opportunities.
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Who's who in Contemporary Women's Writing

Author: Jane Eldridge Miller

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415159814

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 385

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Entries profile women writers of poetry, fiction, prose, and drama, including Sylvia Plath, Fleur Adcock, and Toni Morrison.
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Tuttle Pocket Japanese Dictionary

Japanese-English, English-Japanese, Completely Revised and Updated Second Edition

Author: Samuel E. Martin

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462910920

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 640

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This handy Japanese dictionary allows you to look up words quickly and easily—and be understood while speaking. Intended for use by tourists, students, and business people traveling to Japan, the Pocket Japanese Dictionary is an essential tool for communicating in Japanese. It features all the essential Japanese vocabulary appropriate for beginning to intermediate speakers. Its handy pocket format and user-friendly, two-color layout will make any future language class or trip to Japan much easier. All entries are in Romanized form as well as Japanese script (Kanji and Kana) so that, in case of difficulties, the book can simply be shown to the person the user is trying to communicate with. This dictionary includes the following key features: Over 18,000 words and expressions in the Japanese language. Japanese—English and English—Japanese sections. Fully updated with recent vocabulary and commonly used Japanese slang. Clear, user-friendly layout with headwords in blue. Romanized script and Japanese script (hiragana and katakana) and characters (kanji) for every entry. Other books from this best-selling series you might enjoy include: Pocket Korean Dictionary, Pocket Vietnamese Dictionary, Pocket Mandarin Chinese Dictionary, and Pocket Cantonese Dictionary.
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Tuttle Compact Japanese Dictionary, 2nd Edition

Japanese-English English-Japanese

Author: Samuel E. Martin

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462910823

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 512

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This is a compact and user–friendly Japanese to English dictionary. The Tuttle Compact Japanese Dictionary is an updated and expanded version of Martin's Concise Japanese Dictionary, the favorite dictionary of students of Japanese for more than 30 years. A valuable reference for foreigners learning Japanese is the inclusion of declensions for common verbs at the back. The layout of the dictionary is extremely easy to use. Headwords are highlighted in color and all entries are given in Japanese script as well as their romanized equivalents. This format gives the learner a head start in mastering the important written characters of Japanese. This dictionary includes idiomatic expressions along with numerous sample sentences showing how Japanese words and expressions are correctly used in everyday contexts. A comprehensive pronunciation guide and detailed notes on Japanese grammar are also included. Comprehensive and up–to–date with over 20,000 entries Clear, user–friendly layout with idioms, expressions and sample sentences The ideal dictionary for students, teachers and business people
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Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism

Author: Jelena Krstovic

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9780787650605

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 500

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Presents literary criticism on the works of classical and medieval philosophers, poets, playwrights, political leaders, scientists, mathematicians, and writers from other genres. Critical essays are selected from leading sources, including published journals, magazines, books, reviews, and scholarly papers. Criticism includes early views from the author's lifetime as well as later views, including extensive collections of contemporary analysis.
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Ladies' Southern Florist

A Facsimile of the 1860 Edition

Author: Mary Catherine Rion

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 9781570034206

Category: Gardening

Page: 140

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FIRST PRINTED IN 1860 on the eve of the Civil War, Ladies' Southern Florist by Mary C. Rion was the first book to provide gardeners in the South with a comprehensive list of ornamentals - trees, shrubs, flowers, bulbs, and roses - ideally suited to the southern climate. This small but pivotal work is equally significant as the earliest garden book in the South written by a woman. Prior to its publication, southern gardeners had to turn to English garden books or guides geared to northern gardeners, which offered little in the way of advice on growing plants in a region characterized by mild winters, hot and humid summers, and periods of extended drought. This facsimile edition of Ladies' Southern Florist not only offers a historical perspective of gardening but also serves as a wonderful resource at this time of growing interest in garden history, period gardens, and heirloom plants. While many of the 150 plants described by Rion had long been favorites, she also featured many newly introduced specimens that found instant favor with southern gardeners, including camellia (Camellia japonica), gardenia (Gardenia jasminoides), crape myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica), and a wide selection
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