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Siva's Saints: The Origins of Devotion in Kannada according to Harihara's Ragalegalu

by Gil Ben-Herut

Comprising more than twelve million people and renowned for their resistance to Brahminical values, the Virasaivas are a vibrant and unorthodox religious community with a provocative socio-political voice. The Virasaiva tradition has produced a vast and original body of literature, composed mostly in Kannada, a Dravidian language from south India. Siva's Saints introduces a previously unexplored and central primary work produced in the early thirteenth century, the Ragalegalu. This was the first narrative text written about the incipient devotional tradition dedicated to the god Siva in the Kannada-speaking regions; through stories of the saints, it images the life of this new religious community. The Ragalegalu inaugurated a new era in the production of devotional narratives accessible to wide audiences. Gil Ben-Herut challenges common notions about this tradition in its nascent phases. By closely reading the saints' stories in this text, Siva's Saints takes a more nuanced historical view than commonly-held notions about the egalitarian and iconoclastic nature of the early tradition, arguing instead that early bhakti (devotionalism) in the Kannada-speaking region was less-radical and more accommodating toward traditional religious, social, and political institutions than thought of today. In contrast to the narrowly sectarian and exclusionary vision that shapes later accounts, the Ragalegalu is characterized by an opposite impulse of offering an open invitation to people from all walks of life, and their stories illustrate the richness of their devotional lives. Analysis of this seminal text yields important insights into the role of literary representation of the social and political development of a religious community in a pre-modern and non-Western milieu.

Six Contemporary Dramatists: Bennett, Potter, Gray, Brenton, Hare, Ayckbourn

by Duncan Wu

`A most illuminating study.' - John Bayley Six Contemporary Dramatists explores, in a straightforward manner, the central concerns of six of the most important contemporary dramatists. It demonstrates how the work of Alan Bennett, Dennis Potter, Simon Gray, Howard Brenton, David Hare and Alan Ayckbourn is essentially moral, and relates their aspirations to the British romantic tradition of the last century. At the same time, Duncan Wu explores how each writer has responded to the changes that took place in personal and public ethics during the 1980s as a result of Thatcherism. He also includes an interview with Alan Ayckbourn, published here for the first time, in which the volume's themes are focused and summarised. For the paperback edition, a substantial preface discussing Tom Stoppard's Arcadia, David Hare's Skylight and David Edgar's Pentecost has been added. This is an essential and readable guide to televised and theatrical drama for students and theatregoers alike.

SIX FISH (Read Write Inc. Phonics, GREEN, SET 1) (PDF)

by Ruth Miskin Tim Archbold Gill Munton

The Read Write Inc. Phonics storybooks provide structured practice in decoding words and reading through phonics. Each set of books is carefully graded so that children can read them with confidence, as soon as they have learned the sounds linked to the set. There are seven sets of books ,with 10-13 books in each set.

Six Memos for the Next Millennium (Penguin Modern Classics #391)

by Italo Calvino Geoffrey Brock

'Words connect the visible track to the invisible thing ... like a fragile makeshift bridge cast across the void'With imagination and wit, Italo Calvino sought to define the virtues of the great literature of the past in order to shape the values of the future. His effervescent last works, left unfinished at his death, were the Charles Eliot Norton lectures, which he was due to deliver at Harvard in 1985-86. These surviving drafts explore the literary concepts closest to his heart: Lightness, Quickness, Multiplicity, Exactitude and Visibility (Constancy was to be the sixth), in serious yet playful essays that reveal his debt to the comic strip and the folktale. This collection, now in a fluent and supple new translation, is a brilliant précis of a great writer whose legacy will endure through the millennium he addressed.Translated by Geoffrey Brock 'The book I give most to people is Six Memos for the Next Millennium' Ali Smith'Wonderful . . . full of wit and erudition' Daily Telegraph

Six Memos for the Next Millennium (Virago Modern Classics #391)

by Italo Calvino Martin McLaughlin Patrick Creagh

Italo Calvino was due to deliver the Charles Eliot Norton lectures at Harvard in 1985-86, but they were left unfinished at his death. The surviving drafts explore of the concepts of Lightness, Quickness, Multiplicity, Exactitude and Visibility (Constancy was to be the sixth) in serious yet playful essays that reveal Calvino's debt to the comic strip and the folktale. With his customary imagination and grace, he sought to define the virtues of the great literature of the past in order to shape the values of the future. This collection is a brilliant précis of the work of a great writer whose legacy will endure through the millennium he addressed.Italo Calvino, one of Italy's finest postwar writers, has delighted readers around the world with his deceptively simple, fable-like stories. Calvino was born in Cuba in 1923 and raised in San Remo, Italy; he fought for the Italian Resistance from 1943-45. His major works include Cosmicomics (1968), Invisible Cities (1972), and If on a winter's night a traveler (1979). He died in Siena in1985, of a brain hemorrhage.

Six Modern Authors and Problems of Belief

by Patrick Grant

Six Poets: An Anthology by Alan Bennett

by Alan Bennett

Writers like to elude their public, lead them a bit of a dance. They take them down untrodden paths, land them in unknown country where they have to ask for directions.In this personal anthology, Alan Bennett has chosen over seventy poems by six well-loved poets, discussing the writers and their verse in his customary conversational style through anecdote, shrewd appraisal and spare but telling biographical detail. Ranging from hidden treasures to famous poems, this is a collection for the beginner and the expert alike. Speaking with candour about his own reactions to the work, Alan Bennett creates profound and witty portraits of Thomas Hardy, A. E. Housman, John Betjeman, W. H. Auden, Louis MacNeice and Philip Larkin, all the more enjoyable for being in his own particular voice.Anybody writing poetry in the thirties had somehow to come to terms with Auden. Auden, you see, had got a head start on the other poets. He'd got into the thirties first, like someone taking over the digs.

Six Renaissance Tragedies

by Colin Gibson

A useful student edition which contains modernized texts of six classic plays and which takes full account of recent scholarship. Detailed introductory and explanatory notes deal with authorship, textual and performance history, sources, obscurities of meaning, unfamiliar allusions and points of theatrical interest.

Six Restoration and French Neoclassic Plays

by Eduardo Viegas

This edition offers an ideal introduction to the plays and theatre of the late seventeenth century in both England and France. It brings together key texts exploring the themes of sex, marriage and society. The English play texts are based on first editions, while those of the French texts are based on the earliest published translations. Textual notes explain unfamiliar terms, allusions and points of detail in the translations. A full introduction locates the plays in their cultural and political context and gives a comparative account of playhouses in London and Paris.

Six Skills by Age Six: Launching Early Literacy at the Library

by Anna Foote Bradley Debrick

This one-stop guide to nurturing six core early literacy skills at your library also offers practical tips for sharing these skills with parents, teachers, and other caregivers so they can institute them in playgroups, in school, or at home.Though libraries have been presenting early literacy activities for decades, library staff may lack an in-depth understanding of early literacy skills and their place in preparing children for a lifetime of learning. Based on the program "6 by 6: Ready to Read," this book is chock full of practical, everyday ideas on how you can foster the six core early literacy skills children should ideally acquire by age six. The volume begins by introducing the importance of early literacy and explaining how to start or expand an early literacy program in your library, regardless of its size. Subsequent chapters explore the six core skills and offer suggestions on how to showcase them in library programs and services. The book also includes activities that relate to each skill, suggests books that are especially useful in exploring each skill, and tells you how to create early literacy spaces. Three sets of storytime plans—one each for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers—are presented as well. Written primarily for public librarians and library staff, this guide will also be informative for parents and for educators who work with young girls and boys.

Six Skills by Age Six: Launching Early Literacy at the Library

by Anna Foote Bradley Debrick

This one-stop guide to nurturing six core early literacy skills at your library also offers practical tips for sharing these skills with parents, teachers, and other caregivers so they can institute them in playgroups, in school, or at home.Though libraries have been presenting early literacy activities for decades, library staff may lack an in-depth understanding of early literacy skills and their place in preparing children for a lifetime of learning. Based on the program "6 by 6: Ready to Read," this book is chock full of practical, everyday ideas on how you can foster the six core early literacy skills children should ideally acquire by age six. The volume begins by introducing the importance of early literacy and explaining how to start or expand an early literacy program in your library, regardless of its size. Subsequent chapters explore the six core skills and offer suggestions on how to showcase them in library programs and services. The book also includes activities that relate to each skill, suggests books that are especially useful in exploring each skill, and tells you how to create early literacy spaces. Three sets of storytime plans—one each for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers—are presented as well. Written primarily for public librarians and library staff, this guide will also be informative for parents and for educators who work with young girls and boys.

Six Walks in the Fictional Woods (The\charles Eliot Norton Lectures #45)

by Umberto Eco

In this exhilarating book, we accompany Umberto Eco as he explores the intricacies of fictional form and method. Using examples ranging from fairy tales and Flaubert, Poe and Mickey Spillane, Eco draws us in by means of a novelist's techniques, making us his collaborators in the creation of his text and in the investigation of some of fiction's most basic mechanisms.

Six Walks in the Fictional Woods (The\charles Eliot Norton Lectures #45)

by Umberto Eco

In this exhilarating book, we accompany Umberto Eco as he explores the intricacies of fictional form and method. Using examples ranging from fairy tales and Flaubert, Poe and Mickey Spillane, Eco draws us in by means of a novelist's techniques, making us his collaborators in the creation of his text and in the investigation of some of fiction's most basic mechanisms.

Six Women Novelists (Modern Novelists)

by Merryn Williams Lydia Platón Lázaro

The six women writers discussed in this book - Olive Schreiner, Edith Wharton, Flora Macdonald Mayor, Katherine Mansfield, Dorothy L.Sayers and Antonia White - are all post-Victorian, and lived through a time when ideas about class, religion and the family were changing drastically. Middle-class women were becoming much more mobile, adventurous and independent, but they were still expected to lead different lives from men and be perfect wives and mothers. All six writers suffered from these strains, and commented in different ways on what was happening to the post-Victorian woman. Merryn Williams gives an account of each woman's literary achievement and shows how all the women dealt with a society that gave them confused and contradictory messages. In so doing, she gives a remarkably full picture of women emerging from Victorianism and entering the sexual wilderness.

The Sixteen Satires: A New Tr. , With An Intr. , Analysis And Notes By S. H. Jeyes - Primary Source Edition

by Peter Green Juvenal

Perhaps more than any other writer, Juvenal (c. AD 55-138) captures the splendour, the squalor and the sheer energy of everyday Roman life. In The Sixteen Satires he evokes a fascinating world of whores, fortune-tellers, boozy politicians, slick lawyers, shameless sycophants, ageing flirts and downtrodden teachers. A member of the traditional land-owning class that was rapidly seeing power slip into the hands of outsiders, Juvenal also creates savage portraits of decadent aristocrats - male and female - seeking excitement among the lower orders of actors and gladiators, and of the jumped-up sons of newly-rich former slaves. Constantly comparing the corruption of his own generation with its stern and upright forebears, Juvenal's powers of irony and invective make his work a stunningly satirical and bitter denunciation of the degeneracy of Roman society

Sixteen Teachers Teaching: Two-Year College Perspectives

by Patrick Sullivan

Sixteen Teachers Teaching is a warmly personal, full-access tour into the classrooms and teaching practices of sixteen distinguished two-year college English professors. Approximately half of all basic writing and first-year composition classes are now taught at two-year colleges, so the perspectives of English faculty who teach at these institutions are particularly valuable for our profession. This book shows us how a group of acclaimed teachers put together their classes, design reading and writing assignments, and theorize their work as writing instructors. All of these teachers have spent their careers teaching multiple sections of writing classes each semester or term, so this book presents readers with an impressive—and perhaps unprecedented—abundance of pedagogical expertise, teaching knowledge, and classroom experience. Sixteen Teachers Teaching is a book filled with joyfulness, wisdom, and pragmatic advice. It has been designed to be a source of inspiration for high school and college English teachers as they go about their daily work in the classroom. Contributors: Peter Adams, Jeff Andelora, Helane Adams Androne, Taiyon J. Coleman, Renee DeLong, Kathleen Sheerin DeVore, Jamey Gallagher, Shannon Gibney, Joanne Baird Giordano, Brett Griffiths, Holly Hassel, Darin Jensen, Jeff Klausman, Michael C. Kuhne, Hope Parisi, and Howard Tinberg

Sixteenth-Century English Dictionaries

by John Considine

This is the first volume in the trilogy Dictionaries in the English-Speaking World, 1500-1800, which will offer a new history of lexicography in and beyond the early modern British Isles. The volume explores the dictionaries, wordlists, and glossaries that were compiled and read by speakers of English from the end of the Middle Ages to the year 1600. These include the first printed dictionaries in which English words were collected; the dictionaries of Latin used by all educated English-speakers, from young children to Shakespeare to adult royalty; the dictionaries of modern languages that gave English-speakers access to the languages and cultures of continental Europe; dictionaries and wordlists documenting other languages from Armenian to Malagasy to Welsh; and a great variety of specialized English wordlists. No unified history has ever surveyed this vast, lively, and culturally significant lexicographical output before. The guiding principle of the book, and the trilogy, is that a story about dictionaries must also be a story about human beings. John Considine offers a full and sympathetic account of those who compiled and used these works, and those who supported them financially, paying particular attention to records of dictionary use and its traces in surviving copies. The volume will appeal to all those interested in the languages and literary cultures of the sixteenth-century English-speaking world.

Sixteenth-Century English Literature (Macmillan History of Literature)

by Murray Roston

The sixteenth century marked a remarkable revival in literary output in England. In this wide ranging and dynamic study Murray Roston argues that the century's writers possessed a unique dual vision of man, which sets their work apart from their predecessors. The development of the English language, the use of new poetic forms, the growth of the playhouse, and the arrival of the middle-class rather than the nobleman writer on the literary scene, are just some of the themes discussed.

Sixteenth-Century Poetry: An Annotated Anthology (Blackwell Annotated Anthologies)

by Gordon Braden

This fully-annotated anthology of sixteenth-century English verse features generous selections from the canonical poets, alongside judicious selections from lesser-known authors. Includes complete works or substantial extracts of longer poems wherever possible, including Book III of the ‘Faerie Queene’ and the whole of ‘Astrophil and Stella’. Covers a range of genres, including the love lyric, mythological narrative, sacred poetry and political poetry. Encourages readers to discover unusual and interesting connections and contrasts between poems and poets. Detailed annotations facilitate close reading of the poems.

The Sixties, Center Stage: Mainstream and Popular Performances in a Turbulent Decade

by James M. Harding Cindy Rosenthal

The Sixties, Center Stage offers rich insights into the innovative and provocative political underpinnings of mainstream and popular performances in the 1960s. While much critical attention has been focused on experimental and radical theater of the period, the essays confirm that mainstream performances not only merit more scholarly attention than they have received, but through serious examination provide an important key to understanding the 1960s as a period. The introduction provides a broad overview of the social, political, and cultural contexts of artistic practices in mainstream theater from the mid-fifties to mid-seventies. Readers will find detailed examinations of the mainstream’s surprising attention to craft and innovation; to the rich exchange between European and American theatres; to the rise of regional theaters; and finally, to popular cultural performances that pushed the conceptual boundaries of mainstream institutions. The book looks afresh at productions of Hair, Cabaret, Raisin in the Sun, and Fiddler on the Roof, as well as German theater, and performances outside the Democratic National Convention of 1968.

Sizzling Sausages: Sizzling Sausages (Fizz Wizz Phonics #1)

by Kate Ruttle

Sizzling Sausages looks at different sounds you might hear in your local area.

Skalenhandbuch Kommunikationswissenschaft

by Patrick Rössler

Empirische Forschung auf Basis standardisierter Verfahren greift häufig auf einen Satz von Konstrukten zurück, die immer wieder benötigt werden. Für deren Operationalisierung werden Skalen entwickelt, die regelmäßig eingesetzt und validiert werden. Dieses erste Skalenhandbuch für die deutschsprachige Kommunikations- und Medienforschung enthält Angaben zu 76 Skalen unterschiedlichster Forschungsfelder. Zu jeder Skala sind - neben ihrem exakten Wortlaut - ausführliche Angaben zur theoretischen Einbettung des jeweiligen Instruments, seinen Einsatzmöglichkeiten in der Forschung und seiner Validierung enthalten.

Skandale: Strukturen und Strategien öffentlicher Aufmerksamkeitserzeugung

by Kristin Bulkow Christer Petersen

Skandale machen Normverletzungen in großem Stil sichtbar, produzieren öffentliche Empörung über ein vermeintliches Fehlverhalten und lassen im Verstoß die Regeln der diskursiven und performativen Praxis sichtbar werden. Skandale entgrenzen Diskurse. So kann ein privates zu einem öffentlichen Ereignis werden oder eine künstlerische Provokation zu einem Politikum. Dabei scheint das, was als skandalträchtig gilt, historisch und nicht zuletzt auch medial bedingt: Erst im Verstoß gegen ein jeweils gültiges Tabu und im Rahmen massenmedialer Verbreitung kann sich ein Skandal voll entfalten, überhaupt erst zu einem Skandal werden. Die Beiträge des Bandes nähern sich mittels quantitativer und qualitativer Methoden dem Phänomen des ‚modernen Skandals‘. Ausgehend von Fallanalysen werden Überlegungen zur Rekurrenz der Strukturen und Ökonomien, der Strategien und Mechanismen von Skandalen in Politik, Medien und Kunst angestellt. Aus der Perspektive unterschiedlicher Disziplinen und mittels unterschiedlicher methodischer Ansätze ermöglichen die Beiträge so auch eine Weiterentwicklung der theoretischen Beschreibung von Skandalisierungsprozessen.

Skandalfilm? – Filmskandal!

by Hannes König Theo Piegler

Das Skandalöse: Das ist das Anrüchige, das Anstößige, das Obszöne, das Perverse.Es ist gleichzeitig das Faszinierende, das Spannende, das Aufregende — dasErregende. Die Geschichte des Films ist an die Geschichte seiner Skandale geknüpft.Die Skandale offenbaren sowohl unser persönliches Begehren, das uns überhaupterst in die Kinos treibt, als auch die Rigidität, mit der unsere verfilmten Begierden aufder öffentlichen Bühne der Gesellschaft kollidieren.

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