Author: Kathryn Erskine

Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1409541673

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 256

View: 3436

Caitlin misses her brother every day. Since his death in a school shooting, she has no one to explain the world to her. And for Caitlin, the world is a confusing place. She hates it when colours get mixed up, prefers everything to be black-and-white, and needs to check her Facial Expressions Chart to understand emotions. So when Caitlin reads the definition of “closure”, she decides that’s what she needs. And as she struggles to find it, a world of colour begins to enter her black-and-white life...
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Die Übersetzung des Romans "To Kill a Mockingbird" von Harper Lee

Author: Helena Schneider

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3638943321


Page: 28

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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2002 im Fachbereich Dolmetschen / Ubersetzen, Note: 2,3, Johannes Gutenberg-Universitat Mainz (Institut fur Anglistik, Amerikanistik und Anglophonie), Veranstaltung: Ubersetzerseminar: "Literarische Ubersetzung," Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Das Thema meiner Hausarbeit im Rahmen des Ubersetzerseminars "Literarische Ubersetzung" ist die Ubersetzung des Romans To Kill a Mockingbird von Harper Lee. Das Ziel dieser Arbeit bestand darin, die deutsche Ubersetzung mit dem englischen Original zu vergleichen und auf ihre Angemessenheit zu uberprufen. Ich habe daher fur meine Untersuchung den ubersetzungskritischen Ansatz gewahlt. Bei der Analyse der ausgesuchten Textauszuge bin ich in zwei Schritten vorgegangen. Zunachst habe ich versucht, auf Besonderheiten des Romans und die sich daraus ergebenden Schwierigkeiten im Hinblick auf die Ubersetzung aufmerksam zu machen. Anschliessend habe ich die deutschen Losungsvorschlage vor diesem Hintergrund analysiert und bewertet. Zu den wichtigsten Aspekten, die bei der Ubertragung des Buches in die Zielsprache zu beachten sind, habe ich den Schreibstil der Autorin (Kapitel II.1.), die Wiedergabe der Erzahlperspektive (Kapitel II.2.) und die Verwendung von Sprachvarietaten (Kapitel II.3.) gezahlt. Ebenso von Bedeutung schienen mir Anredeformen (Kapitel II.4.), Realia (Kapitel II.5.) und nicht zu vergessen der Titel (Kapitel II.6.). Auf der Grundlage dieser einzelnen Kapitel habe ich daruber hinaus versucht, der Frage nachzugehen, wie die Ubersetzerin mit der engen Einbettung des Romans an eine bestimmte Zeit und vor allem an eine bestimmte Kultur umgegangen ist. Denn sowohl die Thematik als auch die Athmosphare sind untrennbar verbunden mit der amerikanischen Kultur, genauer gesagt der der Sudstaaten. Dies durch eine Ubersetzung fur eine andere Kultur verstandlich zu vermitteln, ohne dass an Authentizitat verloren geht, war sicherlich keine leichte Aufgabe, auf jeden Fall aber eine Herausforderung
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The Mockingbird

Author: Robin W. Doughty

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292715844

Category: Nature

Page: 80

View: 426

A brief illustrated study of the mockingbird.
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To Kill a Mockingbird

Author: Harper Lee

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062368680

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 5559

Voted America's Best-Loved Novel in PBS's The Great American Read Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep South—and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatred One of the most cherished stories of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has been translated into more than forty languages, sold more than forty million copies worldwide, served as the basis for an enormously popular motion picture, and was voted one of the best novels of the twentieth century by librarians across the country. A gripping, heart-wrenching, and wholly remarkable tale of coming-of-age in a South poisoned by virulent prejudice, it views a world of great beauty and savage inequities through the eyes of a young girl, as her father—a crusading local lawyer—risks everything to defend a black man unjustly accused of a terrible crime.
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A Portrait of Harper Lee: From Scout to Go Set a Watchman

Author: Charles J. Shields

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 1250119456

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 7456

An extensively revised and updated edition of the bestselling biography of Harper Lee, reframed from the perspective of the recent publication of Lee's Go Set a Watchman To Kill a Mockingbird—the twentieth century's most widely read American novel—has sold thirty million copies and still sells a million yearly. In this in-depth biography, first published in 2006, Charles J. Shields brings to life the woman who gave us two of American literature's most unforgettable characters, Atticus Finch and his daughter, Scout. Years after its initial publication—with revisions throughout the book and a new epilogue—Shields finishes the story of Harper Lee's life, up to its end. There's her former agent getting her to transfer the copyright for To Kill a Mockingbird to him, the death of Lee's dear sister Alice, a fuller portrait of Lee’s editor, Tay Hohoff, and—most vitally—the release of Lee's long-buried first novel and the ensuing public devouring of what has truly become the book of the year, if not the decade: Lee's Go Set a Watchman.
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Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird

Author: Harold Bloom,Harper Lee

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438132735

Category: Fathers and daughters in literature

Page: 109

View: 9475

The Crucible still has permanence and relevance a half century after its initial publication. This powerful political drama set amidst the Salem witch trials is commonly understood as Arthur Miller's poignant response to McCarthyism. This new edition featuring new critical essays examines this important work.
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Mockingbird, Is That You?

Author: Marguerite Tiggs Birt

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1434319687

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 48

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Marguerite Tiggs Birt, author of this real-life narrative, set in Savannah, GA, during her formative years (1939-1958) begins the story when she is six. The title, Mockingbird, Is That You? piques reader interest to discover whether someone is talking to a person or to a mockingbird? Cousin Bob and Cousin Liz are Marguerite's favorite cousins because she writes '...they always do things with me...' 8-13 year old readers. and those older will be comfortable with rich, descriptive text and poignant illustrations by noted artist, Peggy Blood, PhD. The author and artist provide images that nurture imagination as readers are taken to bygone times and places. Some of the author's memories are about her 'nickname', and that scenic cruise on Captain Sam's boat to Daufuski Island, SC, and while there eating foods prepared by eighth generation 'Gullah-speaking' descendants of Yoruba People. She remembers walking with Cousin Liz in her garden while she cuts roses and honeysuckles for Marguerite's mother. Some children in nuclear families may lack such family relations because their grandparents, aunts, or cousin live far away. Through engaging language and vivid imagery, the author brings young readers along to share in her experiences. This non-fiction story is carthargic and entertaining. As time pass Cousin Bob's life-altering episode occurs and the story becomes somber. Maximum reader interest continues as he responds to crisises with dignity.
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I Kill the Mockingbird

Author: Paul Acampora

Publisher: Roaring Brook Press

ISBN: 1626720576

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

View: 1200

When Lucy, Elena, and Michael receive their summer reading list, they are excited to see To Kill A Mockingbird included. But not everyone in their class shares the same enthusiasm. So they hatch a plot to get the entire town talking about the well-known Harper Lee classic. They plan controversial ways to get people to read the book, including re-shelving copies of the book in bookstores so that people think they are missing and starting a website committed to "destroying the mockingbird." Their efforts are successful when all of the hullabaloo starts to direct more people to the book. But soon, their exploits start to spin out of control and they unwittingly start a mini revolution in the name of books. I Kill the Mockingbird by Paul Acampora is a middle grade novel perfect for fans of To Kill a Mockingbird andGo Set a Watchman. This title has Common Core connections. “The banter among the three whip-smart friends would make John Green proud. . . . You won't have to hide any copies of this to create demand.” —The Bulletin “Fans of Janet Tashjian's The Gospel According to Larry series will enjoy this look at how the power of creativity and the internet can cause a cultural movement. . . . Acampora's novel is for lovers of literature, especially how the classics work in the current moment.” —VOYA
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Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird

Author: Joyce Milton,Harper Lee

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

ISBN: 9780812034462

Category: Fiction

Page: 100

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A guide to reading "To Kill A Mockingbird" with a critical and appreciative mind. Includes background on the author's life and times, sample tests, term paper suggestions, and a reading list.
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Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird

New Essays

Author: Michael J. Meyer

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810877236

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 290

View: 9505

To commemorate To Kill a Mockingbird's 50th anniversary, Meyer has assembled a collection of new essays that celebrate this enduring work of American literature. These essays approach the novel from educational, legal, social, and thematic perspectives.
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Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird

A Full-length Play

Author: Christopher Sergel

Publisher: Dramatic Publishing

ISBN: 9780871290861

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 202

View: 7379

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Killing the mockingbird

Author: Dennis McBride

Publisher: Quiet Lion Pr

ISBN: 9781882550388

Category: Poetry

Page: 176

View: 8614

Poetry. In Dennis McBride's wide-ranging poetic style, there are traces of Walt Whitman's lyrical democracy and incisive social conscience. --- Jennifer Ashton, Cornell University. McBride can make you grin at all your oppressions... KILLING THE MOCKINGBIRD is an adventure by a comtemporary Zorro wronging the rights as his pen moves across the page. Unless you're at the top of the monetary food chain, you'll love this one -- Mary Misel. McBride's first collection of poems was LOOKING FOR PEORIA: THE EPICUREAN AT REST (Quiet Lion Press, 1996).
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Understanding To Kill a Mockingbird

A Student Casebook to Issues, Sources, and Historic Documents

Author: Claudia Durst Johnson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313291937

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 225

View: 2402

Collects documents and commentary illuminating Southern life in the 1950s
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The Play of To Kill a Mockingbird

Author: Christopher Sergel,Harper Lee

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435233112

Category: Alabama

Page: 116

View: 5891

"In his play, Christopher Sergel has shifted the focus slightly. The result of this shift, I believe, hightlights the novel's universal qualities. [He] reminds us...that the issues explored are not those of a 'regional' work of art (as the novel is often categorised) but are of importance in Nottingham, Manchester, Birmingham or wherever the play is seen by an audience." - from Ray Speakman's introduction.
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Author: Walter Tevis

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 147321310X

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 8939

The future is a grim place in which the declining human population wanders drugged and lulled by electronic bliss. It's a world without art, reading and children, a world that people would rather burn themselves alive than endure. Even Spofforth, the most perfect machine ever created, cannot bear it and seeks only that which he cannot have - to cease to be. But there is hope for the future in the passion and joy that a man and woman discover in love and in books, hope even for Spofforth. A haunting novel, reverberating with anguish but also celebrating love and the magic of a dream.
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Author: Allan Ahlberg

Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)


Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

View: 6850

A variation of an old lullaby in which adoring family and friends promise the baby an assortment of presents.
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Author: N.A

Publisher: Club Lighthouse Publishing

ISBN: 1927337208


Page: N.A

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