“Voi Altri Pochi”

Ezra Pound and his Audience, 1908–1925

Author: Mark Kyburz

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3034877692

Category: Art

Page: 182

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Critical tradition has established a certain way of reading Ezra Pound, one that places the meanings of the words on the page at the centre of interest and neglects poetic communication. The present study contributes to the recent challenge to this critical orthodoxy, which has led to his canonization as a "difficult" poet, by investigating the pragmatic dimension of Pound's work. In its effort to reconstruct the dynamic communicative interface between Pound and his audiences in the early period of his career (1908-1925), this study draws on relevance theory, a recent sharpening in pragmatic theory, not so much to produce a "new" reading of his poetry, but to suggest how Pound became difficult: it is argued that the relative success and failure of his poetry to enhance cognitive and civic renewal depended on the dialectic between his presumptions of audience and the interpretive expectations and skills of his actual historical readers.
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The Great Ethics of Aristotle

Author: Peter L. P. Simpson

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 1412852064

Category: Philosophy

Page: 261

View: 3579

In this follow up to The Eudemian Ethics of Aristotle, Peter L. P. Simpson centers his attention on the basics of Aristotelian moral doctrine as found in the Great Ethics: the definition of happiness, the nature and kind of the virtues, pleasure, and friendship. This work’s authenticity is disputed, but Simpson argues that all the evidence favors it. Unlike the Nicomachean and Eudemian Ethics, Aristotle wrote the Great Ethics for a popular audience. It gives us insight less into Aristotle the theoretician than into Aristotle the pedagogue. For this reason, the Great Ethics has distinct advantages as an introduction to Aristotelian ethical thinking: it is simpler and clearer in its argumentation, matters such as the intellectual virtues are made suitably secondary to the practical focus, the moral virtues come through with a pleasing directness, and the work’s syllogistic formalism gives it a transparency and accessibility that the other Ethics typically lack. Arius’ Epitome, which relies heavily on this work, helps confirm its value and authenticity. Because the Great Ethics is generally neglected by scholars, less has been done to clear up its obscurities or to expose its structure. But to ignore it is to lose another and more instructive way of approaching and appreciating Aristotle’s teaching. The translation is prefaced by an analytic outline of the whole, and the several sections of it are prefaced by brief summaries. The commentary supplies fuller descriptions and analyses, sorting out puzzles, removing misunderstandings, and resolving doubts of meaning and intention. This book is a fresh rendition of the work of the preeminent philosopher of all time.
Posted in Philosophy

In The Footsteps Of Alexander The Great

Author: Michael Wood

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473530105

Category: Travel

Page: 272

View: 9188

Michael Wood retraces Alexander the Greats amazing journey from Greece to India, searching for the truth behind the legend and experiencing the tremendous scale of his achievements. Using the ancient historians as his guides, Wood follows Alexanders journey as closely as possible, crossing deserts and rivers, from Turkey to war-torn Afghanistan. As the journey progresses, he recreates the drama of Alexanders epic marches and bloody battles. All along the way he finds proof of the survival of the legends surrounding Alexander, a leader whose life has excited the worlds imagination for the 2,000 years. 'Wood tells a glorious story with some very dark shadows.' New York Times 'Wood is a perceptive, entertaining and enthusiastic companion.' Sunday Times 'Wood is a lively storyteller.' The Washington Post
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The Difficulties of Modernism

Author: Leonard Diepeveen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135374481

Category: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Page: 336

View: 913

First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Posted in BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

With the Empress Dowager of China

Author: Katharine Augusta Carl

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0710302185

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 306

View: 8812

First published in 1986. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

With The Empress Dowager Of Chin

Author: Carl,

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113614434X

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 4117

Published in the year 1986, With The Empress Dowager Of Chin is a valuable contribution to the field of Asian Studies.
Posted in Social Science

The Great Formula

for Creating Maximum Profit with Minimal Effort

Author: Mark Joyner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470038888

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 9821

Praise for THE GREAT FORMULA "This book reminds me of Isaac Newton's discovery of gravity-a stunningly simple idea that changed the course of history. I've seen The Great Formula create millionaires with surprising speed. It's an exact recipe to turn a marginal business into a successful one." —David Garfinkel, author, Customers on Demand "Mark Joyner has once again succeeded at coming up with an entertaining and educational marketing masterpiece." —Dr. Mani Sivasubramanian, infopreneur and heart surgeon "With all the fancy buzzwords used to describe how to achieve success, here is a commonsense formula that cuts through the chatter and goes straight to the heart of what really works. This is truly a new perspective." —Joseph Sugarman, Chairman, BluBlocker Corporation "Save yourself a couple hundred thousand dollars on that degree. Clear out your bookcase. The MBA curriculum for this generation is The Irresistible Offer and The Great Formula." —Lou D'Alo, PowerUp! Coaching and Consulting
Posted in Business & Economics

Stories Behind the Great Traditions of Christmas

Author: Ace Collins

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310873886

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 5724

The cheer of a crackling hearth fire. Colorful cards from friends and loved ones. An evergreen tree festooned with ornaments.The golden traditions of Christmas—gifts, wreaths, stockings, carols, mistletoe, and more—infuse our celebration of the season with meaning and glowing memories. And, in ways you may not realize, they point us to the birth of Christ.Stories Behind the Great Traditions of Christmas reveals the people, places, and events that shaped the best-loved customs of this merriest of holidays. Here are spiritual insights, true-life tales, and captivating legends to intrigue you and your family and bring new luster and depth to your celebration of Jesus’ birth. Discover how• after eighteen centuries of all but ignoring the event, churches began to open the door for believers to commemorate Jesus’ incarnation.• the evergreen tree, once a central theme in the worship practices of pagan cultures, came to represent the everlasting love of God.• the magi’s three gifts—gold, frankincense, and myrrh—are filled with spiritual symbolism.The traditions of Christmas lend beauty, awe, and hope to the holiday, causing people all over the world to anticipate it with joy. The stories in this book will warm your heart as you rediscover the true and eternal significance of Christmas.
Posted in Religion

The Great Parade

Broadway's Astonishing, Never-to-Be-Forgotten 1963-1964 Season

Author: Peter Filichia

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466867124

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

View: 3503

It was the Broadway season when Barbra Streisand demanded "Don't Rain on My Parade" and Carol Channing heard the waiters at the Harmonia Gardens say "Hello, Dolly!". From June 1, 1963 through the final day of May 31, 1964, theatergoers were offered 68 different productions: 24 new plays, 15 new comedies, 14 new musicals, 5 revivals of plays, 3 revues, 3 plays in Yiddish, 2 in French, 1 double-bill and even 1 puppet show. Peter Filichia's The Great Parade will look at what a Broadway season looked like a half-century ago analyzing the hits, the flops, the trends, the surprises, the disappointments, the stars and even how the assassination of JFK and the arrival of the Beatles affected Broadway. The Great Parade is a chronicle of a Broadway season unprecedented in the star power onstage: Barbara Streisand, Carol Channing, Claudette Colbert. Colleen Dewhurst, Hal Holbrook, Mary Martin, Christopher Plummer, Robert Preston, Julie Harris, Jason Robards, Jr., Carol Burnett, Tallulah Bankhead, Alec Guinness, Kirk Douglas, Albert Finney, Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Richard Burton, Mary Martin, Beatrice Lillie, Hermione Gingold, Robert Redford and many more. Neil Simon and Stephen Sondheim burst on to the Broadway stage with Barefoot in the Park and Anyone Can Whistle. The '63-'64 season was one of Broadway's greatest and in The Great Parade, Peter Filichia gives us another classic.
Posted in Performing Arts

The Great New Zealand Radio Experiment

Author: Karen Neill,Morris William Shanahan

Publisher: Cengage Learning Australia

ISBN: 9780170124805

Category: Broadcasting policy

Page: 248

View: 1691

Posted in Broadcasting policy

The Great Southern Circus

The Adventure of a Lifetime

Author: Nick West

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1450038603

Category: Fiction

Page: 117

View: 6175

With Civil War closing in, a small horse-drawn circus travels the southeastern United States in a time when there was no electricity, no paved roads, few bridges, and poor directions between towns. Braving bad weather, outlaws, and the clouds of war, this is the true story of one circus family that made that tour. It is a love story of a young girl who was a bareback rider with the circus and the young man who joined the circus just to be near her. It is also the story of a black man who joined the circus to search for his sister who was a slave. It is the story of lifetime friendships that bonded men from the North and South, black and white, in a love for each other that transcended the horror of approaching war. Based on characters who were there and events that actually happened, this book is at once a love story and great adventure. This is the story of a twoand-a-half-year-long, six-thousand-mile adventure and the people who were there. For reader reviews, log on to Amazon.com and search for The Great Southern Circus.
Posted in Fiction

The Lost Art of the Great Speech

How to Write One--How to Deliver It

Author: Richard Dowis

Publisher: AMACOM

ISBN: 0814424899

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 4331

"Splashy slides, confident body language, and a lot of eye contact are fine and well. But if a speech is rambling, illogical, or just plain boring, the impact will be lost. Now everyone can learn to give powerful, on-target speeches that capture an audience's attention and drive home a message. The key is not just in the delivery techniques, but in tapping into the power of language. Prepared by an award-winning writer, this authoritative speech-writing guide covers every essential element of a great speech, including outlining and organizing, beginning with a bang, making use of action verbs and vivid nouns, and handling questions from the audience. Plus, the book includes excerpts from some of history's most memorable speeches--eloquent words to contemplate and emulate."
Posted in Business & Economics

Memorials of the Great War in Britain

The Symbolism and Politics of Remembrance

Author: Alex King

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472578031

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 6930

Taking as its focus memorials of the First World War in Britain, this book brings a fresh approach to the study of public symbols by exploring how different motives for commemorating the dead were reconciled through the processes of local politics to create a widely valued form of collective expression. It examines how the memorials were produced, what was said about them, how support for them was mobilized and behaviour around them regulated. These memorials were the sites of contested, multiple and ambiguous meanings, yet out of them a united public observance was created. The author argues that this was possible because the interpretation of them as symbols was part of a creative process in which new meanings for traditional forms of memorial were established and circulated. The memorials not only symbolized emotional responses to the war, but also ambitions for the post-war era. Contemporaries adopted new ways of thinking about largely traditional forms of memorial to fit the uncertain social and political climate of the inter-war years.This book represents a significant contribution to the study of material culture and memory, as well as to the social and cultural history of modern warfare.
Posted in History

How to Think about the Great Ideas

From the Great Books of Western Civilization

Author: Mortimer Adler,Mortimer Jerome Adler

Publisher: Open Court Publishing

ISBN: 0812694120

Category: History

Page: 530

View: 3320

Presents a collection of conversations exploring the key concepts, principles, and ideas of Western philosophy, addressing such topics as democracy, law, good and evil, emotion, language, and truth.
Posted in History

Music of the Great Depression

Author: William H. Young,Nancy K. Young

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313332302

Category: Music

Page: 304

View: 372

Presents a history of music during the time of economic hardship in the 1920s and 1930s, discussing the rise of radio, the influence of Duke Ellington and swing music, the golden age of the Broadway musical, and the popularity of country and western music.
Posted in Music

The Siam Repository

Containing a Summary of Asiatic Intelligence

Author: Samuel John Smith

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Thailand

Page: N.A

View: 2954

Posted in Thailand

Capturing Your Audience Immediately (and You are Off to a Great Presentation!)

Author: Jerry Weissman

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 013708384X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 10

View: 650

This is the eBook version of the printed book. This Element is an excerpt from Presenting to Win: The Art of Telling Your Story, Updated and Expanded Edition (ISBN: 9780137144174) by Jerry Weissman. Available in print and digital formats. Create “Opening Gambits” that grab your presentation audience from the very first instant! Picture your audience at the start of your presentation. Where are their minds? Chances are, not on you. Maybe they’re thinking about an urgent message, the NASDAQ, their next appointment or overdue report, or the fight they just had with their significant other. If you launch at full speed, you’ll vault ahead of them. Instead, use an Opening Gambit to capture them immediately…
Posted in Business & Economics

Palestine and the Great Powers, 1945-1948

Author: Michael J. Cohen

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400853575

Category: History

Page: 434

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Cohen examines the struggle leading to the creation of the state of Israel, placing British evacuation of Palestine in the context of Britain's postwar weakness. The author describes the policies and character of each of the major actors in his story--Bevin. Truman. Ben-Gurion, and the Mufti of Jerusalem. Originally published in 1982. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
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En Route to the Great Eastern Circus and Other Essays on Circus History

Author: William L. Slout

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 1434437604

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 252

View: 6398

William L. Slout, entertainment historian par excellence, here provides five fascinating essays on the development of the American traveling circus in the post-Civil War era: "En Route to the Great Eastern Circus" (on the creation of this great show); "The Great Eastern Circus of 1872" (more details about one of P. T. Barnum's rivals); "The Not-So-Great Trans-Atlantic Circus and Menagerie" (how a show failed suddenly in a yellow fever epidemic); "What Goes Up...Comes Down" (how balloning became part of the circus environment); and "The Chicken or the Egg?" (on the first development of the double-ring act pioneered by Barnum and others). These vivid essays, highlighted by numerous contemporaneous excerpts from local newspapers, help bring a long-forgotten era alive again.
Posted in Performing Arts