Dear Reader

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Author: Paul Fournel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781782275220

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Page: 176

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Old-school publisher meets e-reader: chaos ensues

Dear Reader

A Novel

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Author: Mary O'Connell

Publisher: Flatiron Books

ISBN: 1250118514

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 304

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“Imaginative, exhilarating, genre-bending, and one of the best YA novels of the year.” —BookRiot “An audacious tale. Like much classic literature and like growing up, reading this immersive novel is all about the experience.” —The Horn Book An IndieNext Pick! Gilmore Girls meets Wuthering Heights in Mary O'Connell's Dear Reader, a whip-smart, poignant, modern-day take on Emily Brontë’s classic novel. For seventeen-year-old Flannery Fields, the only respite from the plaid-skirted mean girls at Sacred Heart High School is her beloved teacher Miss Sweeney’s AP English class. But when Miss Sweeney doesn't show up to teach Flannery's favorite book, Wuthering Heights, leaving behind her purse, Flannery knows something is wrong. The police are called, and Flannery gives them everything—except Miss Sweeney's copy of Wuthering Heights. This she holds onto. And good thing she does, because when she opens it, it has somehow transformed into Miss Sweeney's real-time diary. It seems Miss Sweeney is in New York City—and she's in trouble. So Flannery does something very unFlannery-like: she skips school and sets out for Manhattan, with the book as her guide. But as soon as she arrives, she meets a boy named Heath. Heath is British, on a gap year, incredibly smart—yet he's never heard of Albert Einstein or Anne Frank. In fact, Flannery can't help thinking that he seems to have stepped from the pages of Brontë's novel. Could it be that Flannery is spending this topsy-turvy day with her ultimate fictional romantic hero, Heathcliff, reborn in the twenty-first century?

Smile Dear Reader

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Author: James G. Skinner

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1788039874

Category: Humor

Page: N.A

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A wry commentary on the weirdness of modern life. This is a book for anyone who has wondered how we inhabit this surreal world with a new set of youngsters that live in the fantasyland and although are experts in Whatsapp, Facebook, Twitter plus all the gadgets you can imagine, they do not know the difference between a Picasso and a Warhol painting let alone discerning Chopin from Debussy. Someone once said that the Orientals invented gunpowder to use for fireworks during the festive seasons only to have the West turn it into a base for destruction by producing firearms. Man’s use of modern science, be it nuclear power, television, smart phones, motor cars, information technology including the monstrous Internet can all be consider in a similar vein. Although the potential to improve mankind’s short stay on this planet with the use of these new discoveries and inventions is there, man somehow continues to allow evil to creep in and dominate over good. This is a highly entertaining and witty collection of tales based around the follies and fascinations of modern technology and philosophical analysis as well as stories that are based on fact. Managing simultaneously to be both humorous and serious, the author portrays a variety of scenarios in which man becomes increasingly dominated and influenced by his own machines and bizarre creations. Other narratives take the form of anecdotes or personal adventures where human dram plays a central role. There is something for everyone; even computer lovers will be entertained and amused by the author’s images of the future in a collection of pieces which could be described as modern morality fables, albeit with some rather original and unexpected twists.

A Study Guide for James Tate's "Dear Reader"

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Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1410343898

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 15

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A Study Guide for James Tate's "Dear Reader," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Poetry for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Poetry for Students for all of your research needs.

Dear reader

the conscripted audience in nineteenth-century British fiction

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Author: Garrett Stewart

Publisher: Johns Hopkins Univ Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 454

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"Ready now, reader? Easy then. That should put you in the right historical frame of mind, put you in mind of the right historical frame. For it did seem easier then, certainly more relaxed. Like the addressed and otherwise rendered nineteenth-century reader who is my subject of study, you are invited to take it slow while we back our way into the last century. We do so by moving from an unexpected modernist send-up of Victorian direct address, an early twist of phrase in E. M. Forster's 1907 The Longest Journey, to the underlying aesthetic of classic realism on which even this one rhetorical irony is by no means intended to pull the plug. On the way back to the nineteenth century, certain realist assumptions help mark out our course."--from Dear Reader With the "great tradition" from Austen through Dickens and Eliot to Hardy read here for the first time alongside the non-canonical best-sellers of the period, we get a revised picture of an evolving readership narrated rather than merely implied, the mass audience conscripted, written with, figured in. Redirecting response aesthetics away from the a priori reader function toward this reader figure, Garrett Stewart's Dear Reader intercepts two tendencies in the recent criticism of fiction: the blanket audience determinations of ideological critique and the thinness of historicizing discourse analysis when divorced from literary history's own discursive field.

Dear Reader

Down in the Dirt Magazine, March 2018

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Author: Createspace Independent Pub

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781985091894

Category:

Page: 108

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Judge Me, Dear Reader

Emma's Story

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Author: Erwin E. Wirkus

Publisher: Cedar Fort

ISBN: 1599551586

Category: Religion

Page: 83

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New Cover; Oh, be careful as you judge Emma, dear reader! Few characters in Church history are as misunderstood as Emma Smith. a member of the Church from the beginning and a staunch supporter of her husband through his trials and eventual death, Emma lived a difficult life, yet many wonder how she could have turned her back on the beliefs that she held so strongly and suffered so much for. Judge Me, Dear Reader is the story of Emma, one of the greatest champions - and most criticized members - of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. By showing Emma in a more sympathetic light, the author reminds each of us that Emma - and everyone else - will be judged according to the desires of their heart by the only one who can see things clearly: the Lord. While presiding over the Nauvoo mission, Erwin E. Wirkus developed an interest in Emma's story. He writes, I find few women who were asked to go through as such hardship, heartache, and tragedy as did Emma Smith. with his unique understanding, Wirkus wrote this historical novel from Emma's perspective to give readers a clearer picture of the joys and sorrows she experienced throughout her life.

Retranslation

Translation, Literature and Reinterpretation

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Author: Sharon Deane-Cox

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472585089

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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Retranslation is a phenomenon which gives rise to multiple translations of a particular work. But theoretical engagement with the motivations and outcomes of retranslation often falls short of acknowledging the complex nature of this repetitive process, and reasoning has so far been limited to considerations of progress, updating and challenge; there is even less in the way of empirical study. This book seeks to redress the balance through its case studies on the initial translations and retranslations of Flaubert's Madame Bovary and Sand's pastoral tale La Mare au diable within the British literary context. What emerges is a detailed exposition of how and why these works have been retold, alongside a critical re-evaluation of existing lines of enquiry into retranslation. A flexible methodology for the study of retranslations is also proposed which draws on Systemic Functional Grammar, narratology, narrative theory and genetic criticism.