Historical Dictionary of Postmodernist Literature and by Fran Mason

By Fran Mason

Postmodernist literature embraces a variety of types and views, together with texts which are essentially self-reflexive; texts that use pastiche, burlesque, parody, intertextuality and hybrid types to create textual realities that both run towards or in parallel with an exterior fact; fabulations that advance either one of those thoughts; texts that ironize their dating to fact; works that use the elements already famous to extra absolutely have interaction with political or cultural realities; texts that take care of heritage as a fiction; and texts that elude categorization even in the sort already explored. for instance, in fiction, a postmodernist novel may possibly inform a narrative a few author being affected by writing (only, possibly, to discover that he's a personality in a booklet through one other author suffering to write down a book). The ancient Dictionary of Postmodernist Literature and Theater examines different parts of postmodernist literature and the range of kinds which have been produced. this can be entire via an inventory of acronyms, a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and several other hundred cross-referenced dictionary entries on person postmodernist writers, the real postmodernist aesthetic practices, major texts produced through the background of postmodernist writing, and significant events and concepts that experience created a number of literary ways in the shape. through putting those matters in the historic, philosophical, and cultural contexts of postmodernism, this reference explores the frameworks during which postmodernist literature of the overdue 20th and early twenty-first century operates.

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Historical Dictionary of the Shakers (Historical by Stephen J. Paterwic

By Stephen J. Paterwic

“Shakerism teaches God’s immanence in the course of the universal lifestyles shared in Christ’s mystical body.” Like many non secular seekers in the course of the a while, they honor the revelation of God yet can't be certain up in an unchanging set of dogmas or creeds. releasing themselves from domination via the kingdom faith, mom Ann Lee and her first fans in mid-18th-century England worked to come across the godhead at once. They have been blessed through non secular presents that confirmed them how to reside the heavenly existence on the earth. the results of their efforts was once the fashioning of a celibate communal lifestyles known as the Christlife, in which somebody, after confessing all sin, throughout the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, can shuttle the trail of regeneration into ever- expanding holiness. Pacifism, equality of the sexes, and withdrawal from the realm are a number of the methods the religion was once placed into practice.

This moment variation of Historical Dictionary of the Shakers contains a chronology, an advent, appendixes, and an intensive bibliography. The dictionary part has over three hundred cross-referenced entries on Shaker groups, industries, person households, and demanding humans. This publication is a superb source for college kids, researchers, and somebody desirous to recognize extra in regards to the Shakers.

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Homophones and Homographs: An American Dictionary, 4th ed. by James B. Hobbs

By James B. Hobbs

This increased fourth version defines and cross-references 9,040 homophones and 2,133 homographs (up from 7,870 and 1,554 within the third ed.).
because the such a lot accomplished compilation of yank homophones (words that sound alike) and homographs (look-alikes), this most modern version serves good the place even the main sleek spell-checkers and note processors fail—although rain, reign, and rein can be spelled competently, the context within which those phrases may well safely be used isn't really visible to a computer.

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The Oberon Glossary of Theatrical Terms by Colin Winslow

By Colin Winslow

somebody who has ever needed to name a plumber, not to mention attempt to fathom a working laptop or computer instruction manual, should be fatally acquainted with the bewilderment of the outsider uncovered to the shop-talk of professions except his or her personal. are you aware your reflect Scrims out of your replicate Balls? Or your Get Outs out of your Get Ins? Or certainly your Get Offs? If now not, The Oberon thesaurus of Theatrical phrases 2d edition is right here that will help you out. The Oberon thesaurus of Theatrical phrases 2d edition is a brand new version of the profitable A-Z such as factors of over 1,300 technical, behind the scenes, appearing, musical, dance and exhibit enterprise phrases in universal utilization. thoroughly revised and up-to-date, this concise and compact word list explains and clarifies all theatre jargon. From novice dramatics enthusiasts to West finish administrators, this new ebook is a must-have addition to the bookshelves of all theatre and appearing arts aficionados.

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Vocabulario español-italiano - 9000 palabras más usadas (T&P by Andrey Taranov

By Andrey Taranov

Los vocabularios de T&P Books buscan ayudar a aprender, memorizar y repasar palabras de idiomas extranjeros. El vocabulario contiene más de 9000 palabras comúnmente usadas y organizadas de manera temática.

El vocabulario contiene 256 temas que incluyen lo siguiente: Conceptos Básicos, Números, Colores, Meses, Estaciones, Unidades de Medidas, Ropa y Accesorios, Comida y Nutrición, Restaurantes, Familia Nuclear, Familia Extendida, Características de Personalidad, Sentimientos, Emociones, Enfermedades, l. a. Ciudad y el Pueblo, Exploración del Paisaje, Compras, Finanzas, l. a. Casa, el Hogar, los angeles Oficina, el Trabajo en Oficina, Importación y Exportación, Promociones, Búsqueda de Trabajo, Deportes, Educación, Computación, los angeles pink, Herramientas, los angeles Naturaleza, los Países, las Nacionalidades y más …

Este vocabulario de T&P Books: Se recomienda como ayuda adicional a cualquier curso de idiomas. Capta las necesidades de aprendices de idiomas de nivel principiante y avanzado. Conveniente para uso cotidiano, práctica de revisión y actividades de auto-evaluación.

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The Concise New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and by Tom Dalzell,Terry Victor

By Tom Dalzell,Terry Victor

The Concise New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English offers all of the slang phrases from The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English in one volume.



Containing over 60,000 entries, this concise re-creation of the authoritative paintings information the slang and unconventional English of from round the English-speaking global considering the fact that 1945, and during the 1st decade of the hot millennium, with an identical thorough, extreme, and vigorous scholarship that characterised Partridge’s personal work.


Unique, intriguing and, from time to time, hilariously stunning, key beneficial properties include:




  •  unprecedented insurance of global English, with equivalent prominence given to American and British English slang, and entries integrated from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, India, South Africa, eire, and the Caribbean

  • emphasis on post-World battle II slang and unconventional English

  • dating details for every headword

  • in the culture of Partridge, statement at the term’s origins and meaning.


New to this moment edition:



  • a new preface noting slang developments of the final 8 years

  • over 1,000 new entries from the USA, united kingdom and Australia, reflecting very important advancements in language and culture

  • new phrases from the language of social networking from various electronic groups together with texting, blogs, fb, Twitter and on-line boards

  • many entries now revised to incorporate new courting and new glosses, making sure greatest accuracy of content.


The Concise New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English is a fantastic source infused with humour and studying – it’s impolite, it’s pleasant, and it’s a prize for somebody with a love of language.


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Biographical Dictionary of the People’s Republic of China by Yuwu Song

By Yuwu Song

This biographical dictionary is an necessary learn device for info concerning the well-liked folks of the earlier seven a long time in China. The ebook records approximately six hundred chinese language people who contributed, for larger or worse, to the advance of chinese language lifestyles and tradition because the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949. although the ebook is weighted towards political figures, it comprises folks in company, the army, academia, drugs, social pursuits, the humanities, leisure and athletics. as well as an goal description of the person’s existence, an research is supplied that identifies the individual’s contributions and importance.

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Deutsche Grammatik (De Gruyter Lexikon) (German Edition) by Elke Hentschel

By Elke Hentschel

This lexicon summarizes in concise articles questions touching on German grammar und their context. All circumstances, components of speech, tenses, moods, syntactic different types, and so on. are defined. This reference paintings is meant for clients looking orientation - linguists, undergraduate/graduate scholars, newcomers of German and lecturers. it's also indispensible within the box of "German as a international language". crucial reference paintings for "users" finished assessment of German grammar

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Reise Know-How Sprachführer Tagalog / Filipino - Wort für by Flor Hanewald-Guerrero,Roland Hanewald

By Flor Hanewald-Guerrero,Roland Hanewald

Ein Land lässt sich nur erschließen, wenn guy seine Sprache spricht - das gilt auch für die Philippinen. Schon über ein paar Worte Tagalog / Filipino kann eine weitaus intensivere Annäherung stattfinden als über die englische Sprache allein. Und wenn es mehr als ein paar Worte sind: umso besser!

Kauderwelsch Sprachführer bieten einen schnellen Einstieg in fremde Sprachen und vermitteln Wissenswertes über Land und Leute.

Alle fremdsprachigen Sätze im Buch werden zusätzlich zur sinngemäßen Übersetzung ins Deutsche auch einmal Wort für Wort übersetzt. Dadurch wird das Verständnis für die fremde Sprache erleichtert, und einzelne Wörter lassen sich schnell austauschen. Die Grammatik wird kurz und verständlich erklärt, soweit es für einen einfachen Sprachgebrauch nötig ist. Das Wörterbuch am Ende hält einen Grundwortschatz und wichtige Begriffe für Reisende bereit.

Kauderwelsch-Bücher sind viel mehr als übliche Reisesprachführer. Ziel ist es, schon nach kurzer Zeit tatsächlich sprechen zu können, wenn auch nicht immer druckreif.

Kauderwelsch Sprachführer von Reise information: handlich, alltagstauglich, für über a hundred and fifty Sprachen.

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Historical Dictionary of Hobbes's Philosophy (Historical by Juhana Lemetti

By Juhana Lemetti

Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) is without doubt one of the most vital early smooth thinkers. notwithstanding Hobbes is better identified for Leviathan (1651) and the idea of absolute sovereignty, his works speak about nearly the entire significant difficulties of philosophy in addition to technological know-how and arithmetic, and comprise the translations of classical texts like Thucydides' History of the Peloponnesian War, a verse church historical past, and diverse essays. Hobbes spent so much of his grownup existence within the provider of the influential Cavendish family.

The Historical Dictionary of Hobbes's Philosophy deals a finished advisor to the various elements of Hobbes's paintings. via its chronology, introductory essay, bibliography, and hundreds of thousands of cross-referenced dictionary entries on thoughts, humans, works, and technical phrases, Hobbes's impression on philosophy and comparable fields is made available to the reader during this must-have reference. meant as a connection with find out about specific facets of Hobbes, it additionally serves as a brief advisor to examine info and locate the correct secondary literature on Hobbes. it really is an exceptional entry aspect for college students, researchers, and a person eager to understand extra approximately Thomas Hobbes.

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