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Michele Renee Salzman establishes that the traditions of Roman art and literature were still very much alive in the mid-fourth century. Salzman also studies the Calendar of 354 as a reflection of the world that produced and used it.
A passionate lifelong fan of the Sherlock Holmes adventures, Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Michael Dirda is a member of The Baker Street Irregulars--the most famous and romantic of all Sherlockian groups. Combining memoir and appreciation, On Conan Doyle is a highly engaging personal introduction to Holmes's creator, as well as a rare insider's account of the curiously delightful activities and playful scholarship of The Baker Street Irregulars. Because Arthur Conan Doyle wrote far more than the mysteries involving Holmes, this book also introduces readers to the author's lesser-known but fascinating writings in an astounding range of other genres. A prolific professional writer, Conan Doyle was among the most important Victorian masters of the supernatural short story, an early practitioner of science fiction, a major exponent of historical fiction, a charming essayist and memoirist, and an outspoken public figure who attacked racial injustice in the Congo, campaigned for more liberal divorce laws, and defended wrongly convicted prisoners. He also wrote novels about both domestic life and contemporary events (including one set in the Middle East during an Islamic uprising), as well as a history of World War I, and, in his final years, controversial tracts in defense of spiritualism. On Conan Doyle describes all of these achievements and activities, uniquely combining skillful criticism with the story of Dirda's deep and enduring affection for Conan Doyle and his work. This is a book for everyone who already loves Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson, and the world of 221B Baker Street, or for anyone who would like to know more about them, but it is also a much-needed celebration of Arthur Conan Doyle's genius for every kind of storytelling.
According to the solution-focused model, the answer to a client's problem will ultimately come from the client's own repertoire of coping strategies. On the Client's Path provides everything you need in terms of theory and the step-by-step components of the solution-focused process. It shows how this therapy can be applied to a variety of clients in a range of clinical and medical settings. Additional chapters cover worst-case scenarios and crisis situations. Numerous case notes offer client-therapist dialogues drawn from a broad range of case histories.
By lucidly revealing the common threads that connect the ancient confrontations between Athens and Sparta and between Rome and Carthage with the two calamitous world wars of the 20th century and the Cuban Missile Crisis, Kagan reveals new insights into the nature of war and peace that are vitally important and often surprising.
Walzer examines five "regimes of toleration" -- from multinational empires to immigrant societies -- and describes the strengths and weaknesses of each regime, as well as the varying forms of toleration and exclusion each fosters. He shows how power, class, and gender interact with religion, race, and ethnicity in the different regimes and discusses how toleration works, and how it should work, in multicultural societies like the United States.
On Writing Short Stories, Second Edition, explores the art and craft of writing short fiction by bringing together nine original essays by professional writers and thirty-three examples of short fiction. The first section features original essays by well-known authors--including Francine Prose, Joyce Carol Oates, and Andre Dubus--that guide students through the process of writing. Focusing on the characteristics and craft of the short story and its writer, these essays take students from the workshopping process all the way through to the experience of working with agents and publishers. The second part of the text is an anthology of stories--many referred to in the essays--that give students dynamic examples of technique brought to life. In this second edition, author-editor Tom Bailey brings the text up-to-date with new and revised essays and a freshened anthology that retains many of the classics while adding new styles and diverse voices. In doing so, Bailey gives readers a broader scope of the short fiction landscape. New to this Edition: * Includes new and revised essays: Two new essays on workshopping by award-winning fiction writers Robert Boswell ("After the Workshop: Transitional Drafts") and Antonya Nelson ("Whose Story Is It? The Anonymous Workshop") introduce the latest techniques in the process. C. Michael Curtis updates his essay on "Publishers and Publishing" in order to take into account the rise of electronic and online publishing. Offers an expanded, diversified anthology of thirty-three stories , including works by short-short fiction and non-Western authors.
This activity-based simulation depicts a recent high school graduate finding out what it means to be on their own financially. The simulation allows students to experience the process of opening a checking account, renting an apartment, applying for credit, looking for a job, buying a car, shopping online, banking electronically, paying taxes, and more. Students complete parallel activities for themselves as they work through the simulation, completing budgets and creating filing systems for personal financial information.
Wheeler-Toppen, a science teacher and children's author, presents 12 inquiry-based classroom lessons to help middle school teachers improve students' reading abilities and teach science content at the same time. Each lesson consists of a science activity, a reading about an important life science concept (easier to follow than those typically found in textbooks), an application that asks students to connect the activity with what they read, and a reading comprehension exercise, such as previewing illustrations, identifying text structures, and context clues to the meanings of new words. Each lesson also includes a graphic organizer and a writing activity. Six of the lessons ask students to make a claim and support it with evidence, and an introductory chapter suggests activities to help students understand claims and evidence.
Literary anthology for Christian schools.
Students of all ability levels can access the dramatic human story of our nation's diverse and compelling history. The inclusive, culturally diverse perspective - along with graphs, illustrations, and timelines of main events and dates - makes history relevant and exciting for students.
The best of all possible worlds! This truly global multicultural reader features contemporary selections by sixty-one internationally acclaimed authors from twenty-six countries. These compelling readings explore cultural differences in relation to race, class, gender and nationality, challenging students to compare their experiences with those of others in radically different cultural circumstances. Thematic chapters explore cultural perspectives on human experiences around the globe; family life, adolescent relationships, gender roles, work, race and class conflicts, customs, rituals and values. A new chapter focuses on the role of food in different cultures.
Pred supplies an account of the nature of consciousness that grapples with; the raw unverbalized stream of experience. Pred's analysis deals with the elusive and commonly neglected continuities in the stream of consciousness.
This book is a comprehensive collection of literary work by various authors falling under various genres that deals with wide range of topics.
Learn literature through a collection of stories and poems.
This book ensures students become confident readers by use of stories and poems.
Spelling and Vocabulary helps students become more confident and successful in their reading.
A book that helps students become more confident and successful in their reading.
A concept word is the name of a general idea. Look for other words that describe parts of the concept.
Seymour Mandelbaum's extended reflection on communities and the myths that sustain them is a plea for a communitarian sensibility. Communities are critically important in maintaining and adapting public moral orders.
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