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Sophie's World

By Jostein Gaarder
  • ISBN Code: : 1466804270
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Pages : 544
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf : sophie-s-world.pdf

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One day Sophie comes home from school to find two questions in her mail: "Who are you?" and "Where does the world come from?" Before she knows it she is enrolled in a correspondence course with a mysterious philosopher. Thus begins Jostein Gaarder's unique novel, which is not only a mystery, but also a complete and entertaining history of philosophy.

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Holocaust movies have become an important segment of world cinema and the de-facto Holocaust education for many. One quarter of all American-produced Holocaust-related feature films have won or been nominated for at least one Oscar. In fact, from 1945 through 1991, half of all American Holocaust features were nominated. Yet most Holocaust movies have fallen through the cracks and few have been commercially successful. This book explores these trends--and many others--with a comprehensive guide to hundreds of films and made-for-television movies. From Anne Frank to Schindler's List to Jojo Rabbit, more than 400 films are examined from a range of perspectives--historical, chronological, thematic, sociological, geographical and individual. The filmmakers are contextualized, including Charlie Chaplin, Sidney Lumet, Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino and Roman Polanski. Recommendations and reviews of the 50 best Holocaust films are included, along with an educational guide, a detailed listing of all films covered and a four-part index-glossary.

Crossover Fiction

By Sandra L. Beckett
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1135861307
  • Total of Pages : 360
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Members : 604
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In Crossover Fiction, Sandra L. Beckett explores the global trend of crossover literature and explains how it is transforming literary canons, concepts of readership, the status of authors, the publishing industry, and bookselling practices. This study will have significant relevance across disciplines, as scholars in literary studies, media and cultural studies, visual arts, education, psychology, and sociology examine the increasingly blurred borderlines between adults and young people in contemporary society, notably with regard to their consumption of popular culture.

Beyond Babar

By Sandra L. Beckett,Maria Nikolajeva
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  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Book Code : 1461656796
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 226
  • Pdf File: beyond-babar.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Beyond Babar: The European Tradition in Children's Literature examines in depth eleven of the most celebrated European children's novels in substantial, critical essays written by well-known international scholars. This approach provides a comprehensive discussion of the selected works from a variety of theoretical perspectives. Each essay offers a critical introduction to the text that can serve as a point of departure for literary scholars, professors of children's literature, primary and secondary school teachers, and librarians who are interested in texts that cross languages and cultures.

The Deceptive Brain

By Robert L. Taylor M.D.
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  • Publisher : John Hunt Publishing
  • Book Code : 1789047560
  • Total of Pages : 232
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 889
  • Pdf File: the-deceptive-brain.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Preposterous as it sounds, we are not who we seem to be. Not even close. At the heart of this misperception is our deep-seated conviction of free choice. Based on emerging neurobehavioral science findings, The Deceptive Brain makes the case for human experience as a narrative illusion—an executive summary of sorts—that emerges from an incredibly complex brain. The Deceptive Brain drills down on what this finding means for the way we blame and punish, and presents a bold alternative approach to criminal justice based on blameless responsibility.

The Ringmaster's Daughter

By Jostein Gaarder
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  • Publisher : Weidenfeld & Nicolson
  • Book Code : 0297864033
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 875
  • Pdf File: the-ringmaster-s-daughter.pdf

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From the author of SOPHIE'S WORLD, 'A masterful mixture of fantasy and reality...a simply wonderful read' SHE. Panina Manina, a trapeze artist, falls and breaks her neck. As the ringmaster bends over her, he notices an amulet of amber around her neck, the same trinket he had given his own lost child, who was swept away in a torrent some sixteen years earlier. This tale is narrated by Petter, a precocious child and fantasist, and perhaps Jostein Gaarder's most intriguing character since Sophie. As an adult, Petter makes his living selling stories and ideas to professionals suffering from writer's block. But as Petter sits spinning his tales, he finds himself in a trap of his own making.

Theory for Beginners

By Kenneth B. Kidd
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  • Publisher : Fordham University Press
  • Book Code : 0823289613
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 369
  • Pdf File: theory-for-beginners.pdf

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Since its inception in the 1970s, the Philosophy for Children movement (P4C) has affirmed children’s literature as important philosophical work. Theory, meanwhile, has invested in children’s classics, especially Lewis Carroll’s Alice books, and has also developed a literature for beginners that resembles children’s literature in significant ways. Offering a novel take on this phenomenon, Theory for Beginners explores how philosophy and theory draw on children’s literature and have even come to resemble it in their strategies for cultivating the child and/or the beginner. Examining everything from the rise of French Theory in the United States to the crucial pedagogies offered in children’s picture books, from Alison Bechdel’s graphic memoir Are You My Mother? and Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events to studies of queer childhood, Kenneth B. Kidd deftly reveals the way in which children may learn from philosophy and vice versa.

101 Reasons Why God Does Not Exist

By GMSEED
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  • Publisher : GMSEED
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 190
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 309
  • Pdf File: 101-reasons-why-god-does-not-exist.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"Does God Exist?" – the age old question that has occupied humankind ever since the concept of God was conjured up. There are several atheist books currently on the shelves that tackle this question but this book differs by presenting 101 short and concise standalone arguments against God’s existence. The Reasons make for thought provoking and compelling reading. An ideal book to dip into at random, “101 Reasons Why God Does Not Exist” is essential reading for negating the irrational and illogical dogma of religion. This book consists of 101 Reasons why BigG doesn't exist. These range from Reason 1. "All Knowledgeable" with intermediate reasons such as 18. “Live A Life Of Fear”, 19. “Fondness For Beetles And Water”, 92. “Fanatic Literalism” and concluding with Reason 101. "Doublethink".

Sophie and Me

By Lois Young-Tulin
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 1469763710
  • Total of Pages : 248
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 978
  • Pdf File: sophie-and-me.pdf

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She was the one, the only American Red Hot Mama. Her career spanned six decades, taking her from the cramped apartment above her parents restaurant in Hartford, Connecticut, to the worlds greatest music halls. And she became, and remains, one of the biggest influences on women entertainers and comedians in American history. Sophie and Me is the story of Sophie Tuckerthe colorful, spicy, bold entertainer who broke boundaries in the industry and whose popularity during her life, and celebrity even beyond it has not waned. Told through the eyes of her great-grand niece, to whom Sophie took under her wing and was both mentor and surrogate grandmother, Sophie and Me takes the reader on an intimate journey through Sophies extraordinary life. Sophie Tucker was an original. Zaftig, full-bodied in looks and voice, she was strong and independent before it became acceptable for women. Sophie and Me is the story of the American dream and of one woman who refused to compromise her looks or heritage to reach success. A woman who lived an untraditional life in traditional times. A woman who achieved vast fame and fortune, and yet never really was the Yiddishe Momme she sang about.