Reading the World

Reading the World
Author: Ann Morgan
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2015-02-05
ISBN 10: 1448181569
ISBN 13: 9781448181568
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reading the World Book Review:

In 2012, the world arrived in London for the Olympics...and Ann Morgan went out to meet it. She read her way around all the globe’s 196 independent countries (plus one extra), sampling one book from every nation. It wasn't easy. Many languages have next to nothing translated into English; there are tiny, tucked-away places where very little is written down at all; some governments don't like to let works of art leak out to corrupt Westerners. Her literary adventures shed light on the issues that affect us all: personal, political, national and global. Using her quest as a starting point, this book explores questions such as: What is cultural heritage? How do we define national identity? Is it possible to overcome censorship and propaganda? And how can we celebrate, challenge and change our remarkable world?

Literacy

Literacy
Author: Paulo Freire,Donaldo Macedo
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2005-10-05
ISBN 10: 113578485X
ISBN 13: 9781135784850
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Literacy Book Review:

Freire and Macedo analyse the connection between literacy and politics according to whether it produces existing social relations, or introduces a new set of cultural practices that promote democratic and emancipatory change.

The World Between Two Covers Reading the Globe

The World Between Two Covers  Reading the Globe
Author: Ann Morgan
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2015-05-04
ISBN 10: 1631490680
ISBN 13: 9781631490682
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World Between Two Covers Reading the Globe Book Review:

A beguiling exploration of the joys of reading across boundaries, inspired by the author’s year-long journey through a book from every country. Ann Morgan writes in the opening of this delightful book, "I glanced up at my bookshelves, the proud record of more than twenty years of reading, and found a host of English and North American greats starting down at me…I had barely touched a work by a foreign language author in years…The awful truth dawned. I was a literary xenophobe." Prompted to read a book translated into English from each of the world's 195 UN-recognized countries (plus Taiwan and one extra), Ann sought out classics, folktales, current favorites and commercial triumphs, novels, short stories, memoirs, and countless mixtures of all these things. The world between two covers, the world to which Ann introduces us with affection and no small measure of wit, is a world rich in the kind of narratives that engage us passionately: we meet an irreverent junk food–obsessed heroine in Kuwait, an explorer from Togo who spent years among the Inuit in Greenland, and a former child circus performer of Roma background seeking sanctuary in Switzerland. Ann's quest explores issues that affect us all: personal, political, national, and global. What is cultural heritage? How do we define national identity? Is it possible to overcome censorship and propaganda? And, above all, why and how should we read from other cultures, languages, and traditions? Illuminating and inspiring, The World Between Two Covers welcomes us into the global community of stories.

The Kite Runner

The Kite Runner
Author: Khaled Hosseini
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2011-09-05
ISBN 10: 140882485X
ISBN 13: 9781408824856
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Kite Runner Book Review:

Over 21 million copies sold worldwide

A Thousand Splendid Suns

A Thousand Splendid Suns
Author: Khaled Hosseini
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 419
Release: 2008-09-18
ISBN 10: 074758589X
ISBN 13: 9780747585893
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Thousand Splendid Suns Book Review:

A riveting and powerful story of an unforgiving time, an unlikely friendship and an indestructible love

Freedom and Death

Freedom and Death
Author: Nikos Kazantzakis
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 472
Release: 1966
ISBN 10: 9780571066797
ISBN 13: 0571066798
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Reading the World

Reading the World
Author: Michael Austin
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 752
Release: 2016-10-27
ISBN 10: 9780393617429
ISBN 13: 0393617424
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reading the World Book Review:

THIS TITLE HAS BEEN UPDATED TO REFLECT THE 2016 MLA UPDATE. The only great ideas reader to offer a global perspective.

Reading the World

Reading the World
Author: Michael Austin
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2019-10
ISBN 10: 9780393656015
ISBN 13: 0393656012
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reading the World Book Review:

"With readings by some of the world's great thinkers-from Plato to Gandhi, Carl Jung to Nicholas Carr, Virginia Woolf to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie-Reading the World is the only great ideas reader to offer a global perpective across eras and cultures. Selections strike a balance between western and non-western, classic and contemporary, longer and shorter, verbal and visual. The new edition features a new chapter on ethics and empathy, a new chapter on visual arguments, and new guidance on recognizing biases"--

Reading the World

Reading the World
Author: Mary Franklin-Brown
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 446
Release: 2012-09
ISBN 10: 0226260682
ISBN 13: 9780226260686
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reading the World Book Review:

The thirteenth century saw such a proliferation of new encyclopedic texts that more than one scholar has called it the “century of the encyclopedias.” Variously referred to as a speculum, thesaurus, or imago mundi—the term encyclopedia was not commonly applied to such books until the eighteenth century—these texts were organized in such a way that a reader could easily locate a collection of authoritative statements on any given topic. Because they reproduced, rather than simply summarized, parts of prior texts, these compilations became libraries in miniature. In this groundbreaking study, Mary Franklin-Brown examines writings in Latin, Catalan, and French that are connected to the encyclopedic movement: Vincent of Beauvais’s Speculum maius; Ramon Llull’s Libre de meravelles, Arbor scientiae, and Arbre de filosofia d’amor; and Jean de Meun’s continuation of the Roman de la Rose. Franklin-Brown analyzes the order of knowledge in these challenging texts, describing the wide-ranging interests, the textual practices—including commentary, compilation, and organization—and the diverse discourses that they absorb from preexisting classical, patristic, and medieval writing. She also demonstrates how these encyclopedias, like libraries, became “heterotopias” of knowledge—spaces where many possible ways of knowing are juxtaposed. But Franklin-Brown’s study will not appeal only to historians: she argues that a revised understanding of late medievalism makes it possible to discern a close connection between scholasticism and contemporary imaginative literature. She shows how encyclopedists employed the same practices of figuration, narrative, and citation as poets and romanciers, while much of the difficulty of the imaginative writing of this period derives from a juxtaposition of heterogeneous discourses inspired by encyclopedias. With rich and innovative readings of texts both familiar and neglected, Reading the World reveals how the study of encyclopedism can illuminate both the intellectual work and the imaginative writing of the scholastic age.

Where I m Reading From

Where I m Reading From
Author: Tim Parks
Publsiher: New York Review of Books
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2015-05-12
ISBN 10: 1590178858
ISBN 13: 9781590178850
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Where I m Reading From Book Review:

Why do we need fiction? Why do books need to be printed on paper, copyrighted, read to the finish? Do we read to challenge our vision of the world or to confirm it? Has novel writing turned into a job like any other? In Where I’m Reading From, the novelist and critic Tim Parks ranges over decades of critical reading—from Leopardi, Dickens, and Chekhov, to Virginia Woolf, D. H. Lawrence, and Thomas Bernhard, and on to contemporary work by Peter Stamm, Alice Munro, and many others—to upend our assumptions about literature and its purpose. In thirty-seven interlocking essays, Where I’m Reading From examines the rise of the “international” novel and the disappearance of “national” literary styles; how market forces shape “serious” fiction; the unintended effects of translation; the growing stasis of literary criticism; and the problematic relationship between writers’ lives and their work. Through dazzling close readings and probing self-examination, Parks wonders whether writers—and readers—can escape the twin pressures of the new global system and the novel that has become its emblematic genre.

Book of the Fourth World

Book of the Fourth World
Author: Gordon Brotherston
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 520
Release: 1995-11-24
ISBN 10: 9780521314930
ISBN 13: 0521314933
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Book of the Fourth World Book Review:

The Book of the Fourth World offers detailed analyses of texts that range far back into the centuries of civilised life from what is now Latin- and Anglo-America. At the time of its 'discovery', the American continent was identified as the Fourth World of our planet. In the course of just a few centuries its original inhabitants, though settled there for millennia and countable in many millions, have come to be perceived as a marginal if not entirely dispensable factor in the continent's destiny. Today the term has been taken up again by its native peoples, to describe their own world: both its threatened present condition, and its political history, which stretches back thousands of years before Columbus. In order to explore the literature of this world, Brotherston uses primary sources that have traditionally been ignored because they have not conformed to Western definitions of oral and written literature, such as the scrolls of the Algonkin, the knotted strings (Quipus) of the Inca, Navajo dry-paintings and the encyclopedic pages of Meso-America's screenfold books.

Give Your Child the World

Give Your Child the World
Author: Jamie C. Martin
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-06-07
ISBN 10: 031034414X
ISBN 13: 9780310344148
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Give Your Child the World Book Review:

Young children live with awe and wonder as their daily companions. But as they grow, worries often crowd out wonder. Knowing this, how can parents strengthen their kids’ love for the world so it sticks around for the long haul? Thankfully, parents have at their fingertips a miracle vaccine—one that can boost their kids' immunity to the world’s distractions. Well-chosen stories connect us with others, even those on the other side of the globe. Build your kids’ lives on a story-solid foundation and you’ll give them armor to shield themselves from the world’s cynicism. You’ll give them confidence to persevere in the face of life’s conflicts. You’ll give them a reservoir of compassion that spills over into a lifetime of love in action. Give Your Child the World features inspiring stories, practical suggestions, and carefully curated reading lists of the best children’s literature for each area of the globe. Reading lists are organized by region, country, and age range (ages 4-12). Each listing includes a brief description of the book, its themes, and any content of which parents should be aware. Parents can introduce their children to the world from the comfort of home by simply opening a book together. Give Your Child the World is poised to become a bestselling family reading treasury that promotes literacy, develops a global perspective, and strengthens family bonds while increasing faith and compassion.

News of the World

News of the World
Author: Paulette Jiles
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2016-10-04
ISBN 10: 0062409220
ISBN 13: 9780062409225
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

News of the World Book Review:

Soon to be a Major Motion Picture National Book Award Finalist—Fiction In the aftermath of the Civil War, an aging itinerant news reader agrees to transport a young captive of the Kiowa back to her people in this exquisitely rendered, morally complex, multilayered novel of historical fiction from the author of Enemy Women that explores the boundaries of family, responsibility, honor, and trust. In the wake of the Civil War, Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd travels through northern Texas, giving live readings from newspapers to paying audiences hungry for news of the world. An elderly widower who has lived through three wars and fought in two of them, the captain enjoys his rootless, solitary existence. In Wichita Falls, he is offered a $50 gold piece to deliver a young orphan to her relatives in San Antonio. Four years earlier, a band of Kiowa raiders killed Johanna’s parents and sister; sparing the little girl, they raised her as one of their own. Recently rescued by the U.S. army, the ten-year-old has once again been torn away from the only home she knows. Their 400-mile journey south through unsettled territory and unforgiving terrain proves difficult and at times dangerous. Johanna has forgotten the English language, tries to escape at every opportunity, throws away her shoes, and refuses to act “civilized.” Yet as the miles pass, the two lonely survivors tentatively begin to trust each other, forming a bond that marks the difference between life and death in this treacherous land. Arriving in San Antonio, the reunion is neither happy nor welcome. The captain must hand Johanna over to an aunt and uncle she does not remember—strangers who regard her as an unwanted burden. A respectable man, Captain Kidd is faced with a terrible choice: abandon the girl to her fate or become—in the eyes of the law—a kidnapper himself.

Pedagogy of the Oppressed

Pedagogy of the Oppressed
Author: Paulo Freire
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2018-03-22
ISBN 10: 1501314157
ISBN 13: 9781501314155
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pedagogy of the Oppressed Book Review:

First published in Portuguese in 1968, Pedagogy of the Oppressed was translated and published in English in 1970. Paulo Freire's work has helped to empower countless people throughout the world and has taken on special urgency in the United States and Western Europe, where the creation of a permanent underclass among the underprivileged and minorities in cities and urban centers is ongoing. This 50th anniversary edition includes an updated introduction by Donaldo Macedo, a new afterword by Ira Shor and interviews with Marina Aparicio Barberán, Noam Chomsky, Ramón Flecha, Gustavo Fischman, Ronald David Glass, Valerie Kinloch, Peter Mayo, Peter McLaren and Margo Okazawa-Rey to inspire a new generation of educators, students, and general readers for years to come.

Reading the World

Reading the World
Author: Dianne C. Luce
Publsiher: Univ of South Carolina Press
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9781570038242
ISBN 13: 1570038244
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reading the World Book Review:

In Reading the World Dianne C. Luce explores the historical and philosophical contexts of Cormac McCarthy's early works crafted during his Tennessee period from 1959 to 1979 to demonstrate how McCarthy integrates literary realism with the imagery and myths of Platonic, gnostic, and existentialist philosophies to create his unique vision of the world. Luce begins with a substantial treatment of the east Tennessee context from which McCarthy's fiction emerges, sketching an Appalachian culture and environment in flux. Against this backdrop Luce examines, novel by novel, McCarthy's distinctive rendering of character through mixed narrative techniques of flashbacks, shifts in vantage point, and dream sequences. Luce shows how McCarthy's fragmented narration and lyrical style combine to create a rich portrayal of the philosophical and religious elements at play in human consciousness as it confronts a world rife with isolation and violence.

Reading about the World

Reading about the World
Author: Paul Brians,Mary Gallwey,Azfar Hussain,Michael Myers,Richard Law
Publsiher: Custom Pub
Total Pages: 326
Release: 1999-08
ISBN 10: 9780155128262
ISBN 13: 0155128264
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reading about the World Book Review:

This anthology consists of short selections sharply focused on major topics of interest to beginning students of World Civilizations. It combines traditional historical sources with literary and philosophical selections using annotated source readings. This text's mix of poetry, drama, philosophy, and other literary and historical sources offers readers an in-depth look at many aspects of Western Civilization after 1500.

The World Is a Book Indeed

The World Is a Book  Indeed
Author: Peter LaSalle
Publsiher: LSU Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2020-10-07
ISBN 10: 0807174246
ISBN 13: 9780807174241
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World Is a Book Indeed Book Review:

The World Is a Book, Indeed chronicles in eleven rich personal essays the ongoing quest of award-winning writer Peter LaSalle to embark on offbeat, often startlingly revelatory literary travel. LaSalle spends a summer roaming the lesser-known quarters of Paris, haunted by the writing of the French surrealists. In Hanoi, he meets for beers with the editors—two military men—of the Army Literature and Arts Magazine while investigating Vietnam’s acknowledged great modern novel, Bao Ninh’s The Sorrow of War. Other pieces find LaSalle on a strange nighttime drive through the streets of sprawling São Paulo in search of landmarks associated with Brazilian modernist poetry, bouncing around Africa to interview writers there when very young, exploring Argentine author Jorge Luis Borges's memorable stay in Texas, and traveling to Istanbul, Lisbon, Tunis, and elsewhere, as he considers major writers amid the settings that produced their works. Deeply felt and replete with insight into literature and life itself, even capable of evoking valid mind leaps in its innovative approaches, this is a collection for readers who love books and want to learn more about the places they originated, presented by a well-traveled guide with an intimate voice and a gift for the essay form.

Reading the World s Stories

Reading the World s Stories
Author: Annette Y. Goldsmith,Theo Heras,Susan Corapi
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2016-08-11
ISBN 10: 1442270861
ISBN 13: 9781442270862
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reading the World s Stories Book Review:

Reading the World’s Stories is volume 5 in the Bridges to Understanding series of annotated international youth literature bibliographies sponsored by the United States Board on Books for Young People. USBBY is the United States chapter of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY), a Switzerland-based nonprofit whose mission is bring books and children together. The series promotes sharing international children’s books as a way to facilitate intercultural understanding and meet new literary voices. This volume follows Children’s Books from Other Countries (1998), The World though Children’s Books (2002), Crossing Boundaries with Children’s Books (2006), and Bridges to Understanding: Envisioning the World through Children’s Books (2011) and acts as a companion book to the earlier titles. Centered around the theme of the importance of stories, the guide is a resource for discovering more recent global books that fit many reading tastes and educational needs for readers aged 0-18 years. Essays by storyteller Anne Pellowski, author Beverley Naidoo, and academic Marianne Martens offer a variety of perspectives on international youth literature. This latest installment in the series covers books published from 2010-2014 and includes English-language imports as well as translations of children’s and young adult literature first published outside of the United States. These books are supplemented by a smaller number of culturally appropriate books from the US to help fill in gaps from underrepresented countries. The organization of the guide is geographic by region and country. All of the more than 800 entries are recommended, and many of the books have won awards or achieved other recognition in their home countries. Forty children’s book experts wrote the annotations. The entries are indexed by author, translator, illustrator, title, and subject. Back matter also includes international book awards, important organizations and research collections, and a selected directory of publishers known for publishing books from other countries.

Reading the World

Reading the World
Author: Rafael Narvaez
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 156
Release: 2015-01-05
ISBN 10: 9781516553068
ISBN 13: 1516553063
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reading the World Book Review:

""Reading the World: An Introduction" helps students see that the normal, familiar aspects of their everyday life frequently have unexpected and startling dimensions. Students learn to uncover layers of meaning that are often hard to discern in things, choices, and events in the world around them. "Reading the World" helps students understand how and why the familiar can be deceptive. "Reading the World" introduces students to the social forces that structure life in modern society and that are nevertheless hard to spontaneously identify. It outlines the ways in which these forces affect the ideas, identities, and life courses of individuals and groups. Through the exploration of topics such as the social construction of reality, deviance, the sociology of the body, and the sociology of race "Reading the World" encourages literacy about society and power. "Reading the World" is designed for courses in the social sciences, particularly those that emphasize critique and analysis of ideology including introductory courses in sociology, social psychology, and social theory. Rafael F. Narvaez earned a Ph.D. in sociology at The New School for Social Research in New York. He is an assistant professor of sociology at Winona State University in Minnesota. His research interests include the intersections of sociology, psychology, and biology. Recent publications include "Embodied Collective Memory: The Making and Unmaking of Human Nature" (2013) and ""The Study of Bio-Psycho-Social Memory"" (forthcoming)."

The Neil Gaiman Library Volume 1

The Neil Gaiman Library Volume 1
Author: Neil Gaiman,P. Craig Russell
Publsiher: Dark Horse Comics
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2020-06-16
ISBN 10: 1506715931
ISBN 13: 9781506715933
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Neil Gaiman Library Volume 1 Book Review:

Collects eight full graphic novels in two deluxe hardcover volumes, along with bonus material from each story.