Two Crafty Jackals: The Animal Fables of Kalilah and Dimnah by Elizabeth Laird,Sadiqi Beg

By Elizabeth Laird,Sadiqi Beg

A stable tale is sort of a river that begins from far-off and travels on and on.

The animal tales in Two artful Jackals begun their lives in India greater than 2,000 years in the past and feature been traveling ever considering the fact that. They have been already 1000 years outdated once they have been translated into Arabic. They jumped from Arabic into Persian after which persevered their trip. They went again to India after which to Afghanistan and Georgia and Turkey. Later they arrived in Europe and have been translated into Spanish and Italian and German and French and English and plenty of different languages.

These gorgeous tales, all wrapped up in a single one other in order that occasionally one starts sooner than the final has ended, inform the story of Dimnah, a artful jackal who units out to get the higher of the powerful King of Lions, and Dimnah’s brother, Kalilah, who attempts to prevent him from making too many mistakes.

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Sprache als Medium: Wie mediale Formen den Poetry Slam by Andreas Hundacker

By Andreas Hundacker

Der Poetry Slam gewinnt derzeit immer mehr und rasanter an Bekanntheit. In Deutschland, Österreich, der Schweiz und Liechtenstein gibt es derzeit über 2 hundred regelmäßige Slam-Veranstaltungen, die Teilnehmer- und Zuschauerzahlen der deutschsprachigen Meisterschaften im Poetry Slam sind in den letzten sieben Jahren drastisch angestiegen.
In diesem relativ neuen, populären Literaturformat entsteht eine neue Freude am Umgang mit Sprache. Diese Neuentdeckung der Sprache genau nach den Verbindungen mit der Sprache als Medium hin abzutasten, liegt im Fokus der vorliegenden Arbeit. Es erscheint rentabel, sich zu fragen, was once am Poetry Slam medial ist, wie sich das Mediale bemerkbar macht und auf welche Weise es sich auf das structure und seine Teilnehmer auswirkt.
Die Arbeit befasst sich mit dem Kulturformat Poetry Slam in Deutschland und geht dabei hauptsächlich den medialen Formen statt den Inhalten nach. Gesprochene, verkörperte und geschriebene Sprache sind die zentralen Elemente des Poetry Slams, den guy auch als Vollzugsort der Sprache beschreiben und entdecken kann. Mündlich-, Schriftlich- und Körperlichkeit erzeugen den Kern dieser neuen Kunstform und hinterlassen dabei ihre medialen Spuren.

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Love & Holy Fire: A poetry collection by by Jason De Graaf

By Jason De Graaf

In his debut poetry assortment, Love and Holy hearth, Jason P. De Graaf uniquely displays at the intimacies, hardships, and joys of relationships and faith.

The ebook is split into sections with nearly 100 special poems. Jason P. De Graaf’s clean voice will depart you in need of extra of his stark authenticity and fiery ardour. pattern his writing on Instagram: @jasonpauldegraaf

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The Cambridge Introduction to George Eliot (Cambridge by Nancy Henry

By Nancy Henry

because the writer of The Mill at the Floss and Middlemarch, George Eliot was once the most popular novelists of the Victorian interval, and she or he continues to be a principal determine within the literary canon at the present time. She used to be the 1st girl to tackle the type of political and philosophical fiction that had formerly been a male look after, combining rigorous highbrow principles with a delicate realizing of human relationships and making her some of the most very important writers of the 19th century. This cutting edge creation offers scholars with the spiritual, political, medical and cultural contexts they should comprehend and enjoy her novels, tales, poetry and important essays. Nancy Henry additionally lines the reception of her paintings to the current, surveying a number of serious and theoretical responses. each one novel is mentioned in a separate part, making this the main complete brief advent on hand to this crucial author.

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Pro Vagrant by Wlodzimierz Gajda

By Wlodzimierz Gajda

Pro Vagrant teaches you ways to successfully enforce and optimize Vagrant on your daily paintings surroundings. grasp the construction and configuration of digital improvement environments with an easy-to-use workflow, and concentrate on automation. Vagrant lowers improvement atmosphere setup time, raises development/production parity, and makes the "works on my computing device" excuse a relic of the past.

DevOps is mainstream top perform these days, and Vagrant sits firmly within the DevOps toolkit. This booklet will take you from uncomplicated utilization and getting begun, to provisioning with Shell, Puppet, and Chef. you can find tips on how to use Vagrant in real-life eventualities, that you should begin to use Vagrant day by day on your paintings.

Author Wodimierz Gajda is a Vagrant specialist and now brings his adventure to you in Pro Vagrant. this is often an essential ebook for somebody utilizing Vagrant - upload it for your library today.

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The Amazon Journal of Roger Casement by Angus Mitchell

By Angus Mitchell

"He may let you know issues! issues i have attempted to disregard; factor I by no means did know." Joseph Conrad "...his used to be a heroic nature. I may still wish to write upon him subtly, in order that his enemies might imagine i used to be with them until eventually they entire my publication and rose from studying it to name him a hero. He has the allure of a damaged archangel." T.E. Lawrence British Consul Roger Casement was once knighted in 1911 for his investigations into the genocide of trival peoples within the Congo loose nation and Amazon rainforest. 5 years later he was once hanged for hils function in Ireland's Easter emerging. The ebook of The Amazon magazine of Roger Casement explodes the parable of the arguable and sexual particular "Black Diaries" which performed a number one function in his downfall, elevating demanding questions about his staged trial, the assassination of his personality and next execution that might resound to the very depths of Anglo-Irish history.

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Entertainment Industries: Entertainment as a Cultural System by Alan McKee,Christy Collis,Ben Hamley

By Alan McKee,Christy Collis,Ben Hamley

Entertainment Industries is the 1st e-book to map leisure as a cultural approach. together with paintings from world-renowned analysts reminiscent of Henry Jenkins and Jonathan grey, this cutting edge assortment explains what leisure is and the way it really works.



Entertainment is audience-centred tradition. The leisure Industries are a uniquely interdisciplinary selection of evolving companies that overtly visual display unit evolving cultural traits and paintings inside them. The manufacturers of leisure – primary to that perform– are the recent artists. They comprehend audiences and mix inventive, enterprise and criminal abilities with a purpose to produce cultural items that cater to them.



Entertainment Industries describes the features of leisure, the platforms that produce it, and the function of manufacturers and audiences in its improvement, in addition to explaining the significance of this quarter of analysis, and the way it would be greater built-in into Universities.


This publication used to be initially released as a different factor of Continuum: magazine of Media & Cultural Studies.

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Men without Women: Masculinity and Revolution in Russian by Eliot Borenstein

By Eliot Borenstein

In Men with no ladies Eliot Borenstein examines the literature of the early Soviet interval to shed new gentle at the iconic Russian inspiration of comradeship. by way of studying quite a few Russian writers who span the ideological spectrum, Borenstein presents an illuminating examining of the development of masculinity in Soviet tradition. In each one instance he identifies the alternative of blood ties with ideology and the construction of a social order within which the relatives has been supplanted via the collective.
In such works as Red Cavalry by way of Isaac Babel, Envy by way of Yuri Olesha, and Chevengur by way of Andrei Platonov girls are both absent or remodeled into bodiless abstractions. Their absence, claims Borenstein, displays the masculine values which are hallmarks of the post-revolutionary period: construction instead of replica, participation in background instead of household ahistoricity, heavy undefined, development, and fight. He identifies during this literature teams of “men with out ladies” exchanging the relatives, even whereas the metaphor of family members is used as an organizing function in their ordinary innovative missions. With the passage of time, those characters’ relationships—just as these within the Soviet tradition of the time—begin to resemble the kin constitution that used to be initially rejected and destroyed, with one very important exception: the recent “families” had no position for ladies. in response to Borenstein, this masculinist delusion came upon its so much congenial viewers through the early interval of communism, yet its hostility to girls and kin ties couldn't continue to exist into the Stalinist period whilst ladies, domestic, and relatives have been not visible as antithetical to socialism.
Drawing at the thought and writings of Levi-Strauss, Girard, Sedgwick, and others, Men with no Women could be of curiosity to scholars and students of Slavic literature and historical past in addition to experts in literary idea and gender studies.

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Self-Adaptive Systems for Machine Intelligence by Haibo He

By Haibo He

This e-book will strengthen the knowledge and alertness of self-adaptive clever platforms; accordingly it's going to almost certainly gain the long term target of replicating yes degrees of brain-like intelligence in advanced and networked engineering platforms. it's going to offer new techniques for adaptive structures inside doubtful environments. This will provide a chance to guage the strengths and weaknesses of the present cutting-edge of information, supply upward push to new learn instructions, and train destiny execs during this area.

Self-adaptive clever structures have large functions from army safeguard platforms to civilian lifestyle. during this publication, various software difficulties, together with trend acceptance, class, photograph restoration, and series studying, might be awarded to teach the potential of the proposed structures in studying, reminiscence, and prediction. as a result, this e-book also will supply capability new recommendations to many real-world applications.

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