97,196 Words

Author: Emmanuel Carrère

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473547873

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 304

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Read the definitive essay collection from the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Adversary, dubbed 'France's greatest writer of non-fiction' (New York Times) 'The most exciting living writer' Karl Ove Knausgaard Over the course of his career, Emmanuel Carrère has reinvented non-fiction writing. In a search for truth in all its guises, he dispenses with the rules of genre. For him, no form is out of reach: theology, historiography, reportage and memoir - among many others - are fused under the pressure of an inimitable combination of passion, curiosity and intellect that has made Carrère one of our most distinctive and important literary voices today. 97,196 Words introduces Carrère's shorter work to an English-language audience. Featuring more than thirty extraordinary texts written over an illustrious twenty-five-year period of Carrère's creative life, the book shows a remarkable mind at work. Spanning continents, histories, and personal relationships, 97,196 Words considers the divides between truth, reality and our shared humanity, exploring remarkable events and eccentric lives, including Carrère's own. * A New York Times Notable Book *

Other Lives But Mine

Author: Emmanuel Carrère

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473567599

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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Read this an expansive meditation on death, grief and the limtless reach of the human spirit from the bestselling author of The Adversary ‘Compelling... Carrère has the gift of speaking simply and directly of the essentials’ Evening Standard Beset by arguments and the fear that things between them may be falling apart, writer Emmanuel Carrère and his partner, Hélène, journey to Sri Lanka to spend Christmas along the coast. But when the 2004 tsunami devastates the country, sweeping their friends’ young daughter away, the couple are bound in their search among the dead. As further tragedy strikes back home, with the news that Hélène’s sister is dying of cancer, Carrère turns his characteristic eye to the subject of these two lives, documenting the dramatic effect that their deaths have on those around them. Precise, sober, and suspenseful, Other Lives But Mine offers an intimate portrait of the fragility of life and the restorative processes of grief, that illuminates the astonishing richness of human connection.

Word Sorts and More, Second Edition

Author: Kathy Ganske

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462533353

Category: Education

Page: 493

View: 6333


Tens of thousands of teachers have used this skillfully crafted book to build children's word knowledge with engaging categorization activities organized by spelling stages. Featuring rich classroom examples, the revised and expanded second edition gives increased attention to teaching English learners (ELs), among other enhancements. In a large-size format for easy photocopying, the volume includes over 200 reproducible word, picture, and letter sorts, plus additional reproducible forms and activities in the appendices. Purchasers get access to a companion website where they can download and print the reproducible appendix materials. The website also features supplemental PowerPoint assessment slides and 16 pages of Spanish–English cognate sorts. New to This Edition: *Greatly expanded content on teaching ELs, including a chapter showcasing researcher perspectives as well as supplemental online resources. *Cutting-edge SAIL (survey, analyze, interpret, link) framework for small-group lesson planning, complete with a detailed sample lesson and script. *Additional user-friendly tools: student performance records and the No-Nonsense Word Recognition Assessment. *Firsthand teacher perspectives now get a full chapter; many are new. See also Ganske's Word Journeys, Second Edition: Assessment-Guided Phonics, Spelling, and Vocabulary Instruction, which provides a comprehensive framework for assessing and building word knowledge, and Mindful of Words: Spelling and Vocabulary Explorations 4–8, which presents word study activities for the intermediate and middle grades.

Microsoft Office 97 For Windows For Dummies

Author: Doug Lowe

Publisher: For Dummies

ISBN: 9780764500626

Category: Computers

Page: 220

View: 9126


Now you can have the power of Microsoft Office 97 at your fingertips whenever you sit down to work. In Microsoft Office 97 For Windows For Dummies Quick Reference, you find all the tips, shortcuts, and quick solutions you need in order to use the world's leading productivity software suite successfully. In this book, best-selling author Doug Lowe distills all the must-knows of feature-rich Office 97, so that you can easily take advantage of powerful functions without having to spend too much time looking things up.

Word Crimes

Author: Joss Marsh

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226506913

Category: History

Page: 431

View: 816


In 1883 newspaper editor G.W. Foote stood trial three times for blasphemy. Here Joss Marsh reconstructs the forgotten cases of more than 200 working-class "blasphemers" in Victorian England, whose stubborn refusal to silence their "hooligan" voices, along with Foote, helped secure our rights to speak and write freely today. 22 photos.

The Labor of Words

Author: Christopher P. Wilson

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 082033698X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 268

View: 3216


In the three decades after 1885, a virtual explosion in the nation's print media—newspaper tabloids, inexpensive magazines, and best-selling books—vaulted the American writer to unprecedented heights of cultural and political influence. The Labor of Words traces the impact of this mass literary marketplace on Progressive era writers. Using the works and careers of Jack London, Upton Sinclair, David Graham Phillips, and Lincoln Steffens as case studies, Christopher P. Wilson measures the advantages and costs of the new professional literary role and captures the drama of this transformative epoch in American journalism and letters.

Macros, Menus, and Miracles for LOTUS 1-2-3

Author: E. Michael Lunsford

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Computers

Page: 234

View: 7344


This book enables Lotus users to power up to full speed with 101 ready-to-use macros that make Lotus faster and easier to use, save keystrokes, and multiply its capabilities.

Living Words

Author: Tom McArthur

Publisher: University of Exeter Press

ISBN: 9780859896207

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 284

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In this collection of articles, the author reflects on the nature of language, the art of lexicography and the developments in communication, the media and information technology in the late 20th century. The three main subjects looked at are: language at large, and particulary English, the most widely used language in the history of the world; the art and study of dictionaries and reference science, embracing all past, present and potential reference materials - from the "OED" to the "Yellow Pages"; and the processes through which communication, information and knowledge has evoloved - from cave art to the personal computer.

Holding Forth the Word of Life

Author: John de Jong,Csilla Saysell

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1725258765

Category: Religion

Page: 364

View: 7379


Holding Forth the Word of Life is a collection of essays offered to honor Tim Meadowcroft on his retirement from Laidlaw College. An international authority on Daniel, over the last twenty-five years Tim has established himself as one of New Zealand’s leading biblical scholars. While specializing in Old Testament, Tim has taught and published in New Testament as well as hermeneutics and theological interpretation of Scripture. Beyond academic work he has also remained committed to the church and its voice in wider society. This collection of essays, written by leading scholars from New Zealand and beyond, covers all of these areas—Old Testament, New Testament, intertestamental texts, hermeneutics, theological interpretation of Scripture, reception history, and theological reflection on pressing issues facing society.