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Narrative in English Conversation

by Christoph Rühlemann

Storytelling is a fundamental mode of everyday interaction. This book is based upon the Narrative Corpus (NC), a specialized corpus of naturally occurring narratives, and provides new paths for its study. Christoph Rühlemann uses the NC's narrative-specific annotation and XPath and XQuery, query languages that allow the retrieval of complex data structures, to facilitate large-scale quantitative investigations into how narrators and recipients collaborate in storytelling. Empirical analyses are validated using R, a programming language and environment for statistical computing and graphics. Using this unique data and methodological base, Rühlemann reveals new insights, including the discovery of turntaking patterns specific to narrative, the first investigation of textual colligation in spoken data, the unearthing of how speech reports, as discourse units, form striking patterns at utterance level, and the identification of the story climax as the sequential context in which recipient dialogue is preferentially positioned.

Narrative Means to Therapeutic Ends

by Michael White David Epston

This book provides the foundational, theoretical and clinical applications for narrative therapy.

A Narrative of a Revolutionary Soldier

by Joseph Plumb Martin Thomas Fleming William Chad Stanley

With a new afterword by William Chad Stanley Here a private in the Continental Army of the Revolutionary War narrates his adventures in the army of a newborn country.

The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket

by Poe Edgar Allan

Edgar Allan Poe's only long fiction has provoked intense scholarly discussions about its meaning since its first publication. The novel relates the adventures of Pym after he stows away on a whaling ship, where he endures starvation, encounters with cannibals, a whirlpool, and finally a journey to an Antarctic sea. It draws on the conventions of travel writing and science fiction, and on Poe's own experiences at sea, but is ultimately in a category of its own. Appendices include virtually all of the contemporary sources of exploration and south polar navigation that Poe consulted and adapted to the narrative, together with reviews and notices of Pym and a sampling of responses to the novel from a wide array of authors, from Herman Melville and Charles Baudelaire to H. P. Lovecraft and Toni Morrison. Seven illustrations are also included.

The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

by Frederick Douglass

This fiery autobiography, written as anti-slavery propaganda, tells of Douglass' struggle to gain freedom and became a 19th century national bestseller. [This text is listed as an example that meets Common Core Standards in English language arts in grades 6-8 at http://www.corestandards.org.]

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass an American Slave

by Frederick Douglass David W. Blight

This fiery autobiography, written as anti-slavery propaganda, tells of Douglass' struggle to gain freedom and became a 19th century national bestseller. [This text is listed as an example that meets Common Core Standards in English language arts in grades 6-8 at http://www.corestandards.org.]

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave

by Frederick Douglass Ira Dworkin

An updated edition of a classic African American autobiography, with new supplementary materials The preeminent American slave narrative first published in 1845, Frederick Douglass's Narrative powerfully details the life of the abolitionist from his birth into slavery in 1818 to his escape to the North in 1838, how he endured the daily physical and spiritual brutalities of his owners and driver, how he learned to read and write, and how he grew into a man who could only live free or die. In addition to Douglass's classic autobiography, this new edition also includes his most famous speech "What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?" and his only known work of fiction, The Heroic Slave, which was written, in part, as a response to Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin.

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave (An Adapted Classic)

by Frederick Douglass

It is generally held to be the most famous of a number of narratives written by former slaves during the same period. Includes a reading review at the end.

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Written by Himself

by Frederick Douglass William L. Andrews William S. Mcfeely

In addition to its far-reaching impact on the antislavery movement in the United States and abroad, Douglass's fugitive slave narrative won recognition for its literary excellence, which has since earned it a place among the classics of nineteenth-century American autobiography. This Norton Critical Edition reprints the 1845 first edition of Douglass's compelling work. Explanatory annotations accompany the text. A rich selection of "Contexts" provides the reader with contemporary perspectives. Included are the little-known preface that Douglass wrote in 1846 for the second Irish edition; a public exchange of letters between A. C. C. Thompson, a former slaveholder, and Douglass; three autobiographical portraits of Douglass's parents; Douglass's account of his escape from slavery, which he chose not to include in the 1845 Narrative; samples of Douglass's use of his slave experience in two of his most influential antislavery speeches; and reminiscences by James Monroe Gregory and Elizabeth Cady Stanton of Douglass as both orator and friend. [This text is listed as an example that meets Common Core Standards in English language arts in grades 6-8 at http://www.corestandards.org.]

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass and Other Works

by Frederick Douglass

Born into slavery in Talbot County, Maryland, Frederick Douglass became a champion of the abolitionist movement after escaping to the North in 1838. Douglass later remarked upon his arrival in New York, "I have often been asked how I felt when I first found myself on free soil. And my readers may share the same curiosity." Readers did indeed share in this curiosity and Douglass became a much-admired orator and writer, active in both the abolitionist and the women's suffrage movements. Douglass is best remembered through his autobiography, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Written By Himself. This, My Bondage and My Freedom, and several of Douglass' speeches offer important glimpses into American history and are now available in a chic and affordable edition as part of the Word Cloud Classics series from Canterbury Classics. This edition includes:The Narrative of the Life of Frederick DouglassMy Bondage and My Freedom"Reception Speech""Letter to His Old Master""The Nature of Slavery""Inhumanity of Slavery""What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?""The Internal Slave Trade,""The Slavery Party""The Anti-Slavery Movement"

Narrative Therapy in Practice: The Archaeology of Hope

by Gerald Monk Kathie Crocket David Epston John Winslade

How to apply the definitive postmodern therapeutic technique in a variety of situations, including treating alcoholics, counseling students, treating male sexual abuse survivors, and more. Written with scholarship, energy, practicality, and awareness.

The Narrow Corner

by W. Somerset Maugham

This sea tale par excellence evolved from a passage in The Moon and Sixpence, written twelve years earlier.

The Narrow Path

by Gail Sattler

The Narrow Path is a story about a couple who must face their differences and learn to work together as they look toward a lifetime of love. Miranda Klassen's Mennonite church is big and modern and she loves the mixture of faith, action, and activity. But in order to follow her dream she moves across the country to a small town to organize the 75th anniversary celebration of an Old Order Mennonite church. Ted Wiebe has been assigned to assist and guide Miranda, feeling good that his church has chosen another Mennonite. But except for sharing the same basic faith and denomination, their churches have nothing else in common. His church embraces old-style roots, so Ted expects to find someone similar at the airport: a woman who never wears pants, no body piercing (including pierced ears), no makeup, and wearing a head covering as a sign of modesty, someone else who lives in accordance with old-fashioned values. But the woman who acknowledges him is wearing unreasonably high and outlandishly expensive shoes, denim jeans, and makeup, including bright red lipstick. As she gets off the plane she's fiddling with an iPod and yapping on the cell phone. When Miranda enters Ted's church and community she feels like she's been transported back into Little House On The Prairie. Ted is supposed to help Miranda fit in, and Miranda is supposed to help his church reach out into the community. When it's time to start planning and organizing for the celebration, then the fun really begins.

The Narrow Road to the Interior: Poems

by Kimiko Hahn

An expansive work inspired by Japanese prose-poetry from a poet of "rigorous intelligence, fierce anger, and deep vulnerability" (Mark Doty). Kimiko Hahn, "a welcome voice of experimentation and passion" (Bloomsbury Review), takes up the Japanese prose-poetry genre zuihitsu--literally "running brush," which utilizes tactics such as juxtaposition, contradiction, and broad topical variety--in exploring her various identities as mother and lover, wife and poet, daughter of varied traditions.

NASCAR: Behind the Wheel and Behind the Scenes

by Lisa Trumbauer

The best NASCAR drivers compete in a series of races every year. These races are called Winston Cup races. Drivers get points if they do well. The driver with the most points wins the Winston Cup trophy.

Nascar Legends

by Robert Edelstein

Curtis Turner, the first NASCAR celebrity, wrote the book on living fast and dying young. Charismatic and fearless, he created drama at the racetrack and in his personal life, living the American Dream several times over before he died a violent and mysterious death at the young age of forty-six.

Nash

by Jay Crownover

Will their past determine their future?Saint Ford has worked hard to achieve her childhood dream of becoming a nurse. Focused on her work and devoted to her patients, there's no room for love. She doesn't need a guy making waves in her calm, serene life--especially when he's the unforgettable hottie who nearly destroyed her in high school. Dark, brooding Nash Donovan might not remember her or the terrible pain he caused, but he turned her world upside down . . . and now he's trying to do it again.Saint has no idea that Nash isn't the cocky player he once was. Uncovering a devastating family secret has rocked his world, and now he's struggling to figure out his future. He can't be distracted by the pretty nurse he seems to meet everywhere. Still, he can't ignore the sparks that fly between them--or how she seems so desperate to get away from him. But the funny, sweet, and drop-dead gorgeous Saint is far too amazing to give up on--especially since she's the only thing in his life that seems to make sense.When Nash discovers the truth about their past, he realizes he may have lost her heart before he could even fight for it. Now Saint has to decide: is Nash worth risking herself for all over again?

Nashua (Thoroughbred Legends #8)

by Edward L. Bowen

Volume 8 of the Thoroughbred Legends series follows the career of the blue blooded Nashua. The book covers the ups and downs of the great east coast runner.

Nasreen's Secret School: A True Story from Afghanistan

by Jeanette Winter

Based on a true story. After her parents are taken away by the Taliban, young Nasreen stops speaking. But as she spends time in a secret school, she slowly breaks out of her shell.

Nasser

by Joel Gordon

To cite an old Egyptian cliché, Nasser (1918-1970) was the 'first Egyptian to rule Egypt since Cleopatra. ' Deposing the corrupt king Farouk, abolishing the monarchy and negotiating the withdrawal of the British, Nasser was truly beloved by millions. Even after catastrophic military disaster in the 'Six-Day War' of 1967, having resigned in humiliation, such was his standing that people filled the streets to clamour for his reinstatement. In this captivating profile, Joel Gordon examines the legacy of the famous autocrat, being careful to include his limitations as well as his many strengths.

Nasser's Gamble

by Jesse Ferris

Nasser's Gamble draws on declassified documents from six countries and original material in Arabic, German, Hebrew, and Russian to present a new understanding of Egypt's disastrous five-year intervention in Yemen, which Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser later referred to as "my Vietnam." Jesse Ferris argues that Nasser's attempt to export the Egyptian revolution to Yemen played a decisive role in destabilizing Egypt's relations with the Cold War powers, tarnishing its image in the Arab world, ruining its economy, and driving its rulers to instigate the fatal series of missteps that led to war with Israel in 1967. Viewing the Six Day War as an unintended consequence of the Saudi-Egyptian struggle over Yemen, Ferris demonstrates that the most important Cold War conflict in the Middle East was not the clash between Israel and its neighbors. It was the inter-Arab struggle between monarchies and republics over power and legitimacy. Egypt's defeat in the "Arab Cold War" set the stage for the rise of Saudi Arabia and political Islam. Bold and provocative, Nasser's Gamble brings to life a critical phase in the modern history of the Middle East. Its compelling analysis of Egypt's fall from power in the 1960s offers new insights into the decline of Arab nationalism, exposing the deep historical roots of the Arab Spring of 2011.

Nasty

by Dr Xyz

When a rich divorcée, an ambitious music mogul, and an extremely horny high school virgin cross paths, their insatiable web of lust, obsession, and revenge turns . . . NASTY Beautiful, wealthy, and newly divorced, Nicola is angry with the world over her life's failures. Determined to destroy everything in her path, she goes on a sexual rampage beginning with one unsuspecting family. She starts up a hot-and-heavy relationship with Carlos, a young music executive with big dreams and an even larger sexual appetite. Then she deflowers Carlos's wholesome brother, Jonathan, an up-and-coming basketball star. She's definitely on fire, but the summer is already hot for so many other reasons. . . . Carlos's mother is unexpectedly reunited with the love of her life. Eli is a recovering substance abuser and the father of her eldest child, Tarik, a talented neo-soul artist on the cusp of greatness. Thanks to Carlos's expert music management, Tarik was only seconds away from signing a major record deal--but Eli's unexpected arrival disrupts everything. As the family grows weaker, Nicola can finally be her truly ruthless self.

The Nasty Bits: Collected Varietal Cuts, Usable Trim, Scraps, and Bones

by Anthony Bourdain

Essays from the long time chef and host of his travel show and author of Kitchen Confidential.

Natalie Wood: A Life

by Gavin Lambert

From her debut acting with Orson Welles in at age 7 until her tragic drowning death at 43, Natalie Wood's life was devoted to the movies. Drawing upon interviews conducted with those closest to her, Lambert tells the story of the actress's life and career. Coverage includes Wood's marriages, divorces, children, friendships, and professional struggles. Biographer, critic, and screenwriter Lambert was a personal friend of Wood. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)

Natalie's Secret (Camp Confidential #1)

by Melissa J. Morgan

Summer camp means lots of things: new friends, roommates, bug bites, bathroom duty...But it's also a chance to be on your own and to reinvent yourself. A shy girl can become the belle of the ball, and ajock might find new competition. <P><P>Natalie, Jenna, Grace, and Alex have all found themselves at Camp Lakeview for different reasons. And each is keeping a secret. But if everyone is hiding something, how will they ever become friends? Natalie Goode is a city girl-way more interested in fresh sushi than fresh air. So she's bummed when her mother ships her off to "Camp Lake-puke" to broaden her horizons. But before long, Natalie notices there are some pretty cool girls are camp (and even some cute boys, too). If she can loosen up, she might even enjoy herself-unless the secret she's been keeping gets in her way...

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