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Disillusionment In War Literature, Esmeralda Kleinreesink Oct 2014

Disillusionment In War Literature, Esmeralda Kleinreesink

Esmeralda Kleinreesink

After the First World War, disillusionment is the idea that is most commonly associated with the experience of being a soldier. The romantic ideal of war as a glorious, honourable event, that will turn you into a man is shattered due to the gruesome nature of modern warfare. Or so it is often said. But is it true? Did this feeling of disillusionment start only after the First World War, or are there indications for an earlier start? Is it a country-dependent phenomenon, or one that can be found all over the Western world? And if so, is this feeling ...


Wild Rides And Wildflowers: Philosophy And Botany With Bikes, Scott Abbott, Sam Rushforth Mar 2014

Wild Rides And Wildflowers: Philosophy And Botany With Bikes, Scott Abbott, Sam Rushforth

Scott Abbott

This book bears only passing resemblance to any book we have read to date. We hope it is comical, perhaps in ways that will remind readers of NPR’s “Car Talk,” where listeners share the good natured and sometimes acidic banter between brothers who also know a lot about cars. We hope it is moving, not in the extended ways Terry Tempest Williams often achieves, but through surprising comments and stories that accompany the bike rides and that, over the course of four years, add up to a larger picture. We hope it is informative, not in the comprehensive way ...


Kokkyo Wo Koete Omoi Wo Tsutaeru: Seikatsu Tsudurikatata Kyoiku To Mekishiko Kei Imin No Kodomotachi / Sending A Message Across The Border: Life Experience Writing And Children Of Mexican Immigrants, Kaoru Miyazawa Mar 2014

Kokkyo Wo Koete Omoi Wo Tsutaeru: Seikatsu Tsudurikatata Kyoiku To Mekishiko Kei Imin No Kodomotachi / Sending A Message Across The Border: Life Experience Writing And Children Of Mexican Immigrants, Kaoru Miyazawa

Kaoru Miyazawa

This article focuses on how the principles of Seikatsu Tsuzurikata Kyoiku, Life Experience Writing Education, can assist understanding literacy practices of migrant children in Pennsylvania.


On Narrative And Human Rights, James Dawes, Samantha Gupta Dec 2013

On Narrative And Human Rights, James Dawes, Samantha Gupta

James Dawes

No abstract provided.


How (Not) To Sell A Military Memoir In The Uk, Esmeralda Kleinreesink, Rachel Woodward, Neil Jenkings Jun 2013

How (Not) To Sell A Military Memoir In The Uk, Esmeralda Kleinreesink, Rachel Woodward, Neil Jenkings

Esmeralda Kleinreesink

In this study, we look at all (n=15) military memoirs published between 2001 and 2010 in Britain about military participation in the Afghanistan conflict, to establish the factors which determine whether a military memoir becomes a best-seller (sales >10,000 copies), or not. We look at three aspects of the book: content (i.e. type of plot), cover (e.g. whether rank or the award of medals is mentioned) and author features (e.g. seniority, sex, co-authorship by another established writer, preface by well-known person), and analysed data on these aspects, and on sales figures, using SPSS. The results ...


What’S The Point? Five Writers Offer Lifelines For Post-Mfa Despair, Bryan M. Furuness May 2013

What’S The Point? Five Writers Offer Lifelines For Post-Mfa Despair, Bryan M. Furuness

Bryan M. Furuness

No abstract provided.


The First Time I Figured Out What My Novel Was About, Bryan M. Furuness Feb 2013

The First Time I Figured Out What My Novel Was About, Bryan M. Furuness

Bryan M. Furuness

No abstract provided.


Nelson Bond - Author And Scriptwriter, Lisle G. Brown Sep 2012

Nelson Bond - Author And Scriptwriter, Lisle G. Brown

Lisle G Brown

An online exhibit devoted to the life and works of Nelson Bond. Bond was a author of fantasy and science fiction, as well as sports and adventures stores, during the hay-day of pulp magazines, the 1930s and 40s. He later turned to radio and television screen wiring during the 1950s and 60s. The exhibit includes an exhaustive listing of his creative works, illustrated by examples of the pulp magazine covers and other visual items. It has still and moving images, as well as a guide to his papers in the Special Collections.


The Memory Of All That: George Gershwin, Kay Swift, And My Family's Legacy Of Infidelities, Katharine Weber Dec 2010

The Memory Of All That: George Gershwin, Kay Swift, And My Family's Legacy Of Infidelities, Katharine Weber

Katharine Weber

The Memory of All That is Katharine Weber’s memoir of her extraordinary family.

Her maternal grandmother, Kay Swift, was known both for her own music (she was the first woman to compose the score to a hit Broadway show, Fine and Dandy) and for her ten-year romance with George Gershwin. Their love affair began during Swift’s marriage to James Paul Warburg, the multitalented banker and economist who advised (and feuded with) FDR. Weber creates an intriguing and intimate group portrait of the renowned Warburg family, from her great-great-uncle, the eccentric art historian Aby Warburg, whose madness inspired modern ...


Sunshine And Shadows, Rowan Cahill Dec 2005

Sunshine And Shadows, Rowan Cahill

Rowan Cahill

This is a memoir of the author's childhood in Australia, during the Cold War, with the focus on the politics and culture of his environment, the city's suburban and conservative North Shore.