Worlds of Fiction

Author: Roberta Rubenstein
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: PSU:000058827130
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Literary Criticism

This unique anthology of 129 short stories encompasses both Western and non-western writing and includes a diverse representation of ethnic voices from within the United States as well as less-frequently-anthologized stories by well-known writers and a substantial number of selections by women. It includes both classic and contemporary stories that reflect thematic, aesthetic, and cultural variety: diversity of styles, subjects and points of view as well as diversity of cultural, historical, and gender perspectives. Headnotes and questions for each story provide contextual enhancement and guidelines for critical thinking and reflection.Includes stories from the United States, Canada, Nigeria, Ghana, Japan, Chile, Lebanon, England, Russia, Germany, Argentina, Italy, Algeria, France, Poland, Denmark, Senegal, China, Mexico, Colombia, South Africa, Iceland, Australia, Ireland, Czechoslovakia, Palestinian, Papua New Guinea, Thailand, Antigua, Sweden, Rhodesia, Singapore, Egypt, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Barbados, Korea, India, Costa Rica, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, Israel, Uruguay, Cuba, Guatemala, Peru, Ivory Coast, Turkey, Zimbabwe, Bangladesh.For anyone interested in the short story, both Western and non-western.

World Music

Author: Terry E. Miller
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317434368
Release Date: 2016-12-19
Genre: Music

World Music: A Global Journey, Fourth Edition takes students around the world to experience the diversity of musical expression and cultural traditions. It is known for its breadth in surveying the world's major cultures in a systematic study of world music within a strong pedagogical framework. As one would prepare for any journey, each chapter starts with background preparation, reviewing the historical, cultural, and musical overview of the region. Visits to multiple "sites" within a region provide in-depth studies of varied musical traditions. Music analysis begins with an experiential "first impression" of the music, followed by an "aural analysis" of the sound and prominent musical elements. Finally, students are invited to consider the cultural connections that give the music its meaning and life. Fourth Edition features: New sites! Plena from Puerto Rico Chuida from China Gagaku from Japan has returned from the Second Edition New "Inside Look" features spotlight distinguished ethnomusicologists such as Dr. Terence Liu, K.S. Resni, Dr. Sumarsam, Dr. Mick Moloney, Walter Mahovlich, Natalie MacMaster, and Gilbert Velez Addition of DANCE, inseparable to musical expression in some cultures Updates as needed, resulting from various changes in culture, politics, and war New and revised test questions, new photos, and other revised resources The dynamic companion website hosts interactive listening guides plus many student and instructor resources. A set of three CDs is available, with over three hours of diverse music examples necessary to the study. PURCHASING OPTIONS Print Paperback Pack - Book and CD set: 9781138911277 Print Hardback Pack - Book and CD set: 9781138911284 Audio CD: 9781138697805 eBook Pack - eBook and mp3 file: 9781315692791* *See VitalSource.com for various eBook options (mp3 audio compilation not available for separate sale)

Brave New Worlds

Author: John Joseph Adams
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781597804554
Release Date: 2012-12-01
Genre: Fiction

You are being watched. Your every movement is being tracked, your every word recorded. Your spouse may be an informer, your children may be listening at your door, your best friend may be a member of the secret police. You are alone among thousands, among great crowds of the brainwashed, the well-behaved, the loyal. Productivity has never been higher, the media blares, and the army is ever triumphant. One wrong move, one slip-up, and you may find yourself disappeared -- swallowed up by a monstrous bureaucracy, vanished into a shadowy labyrinth of interrogation chambers, show trials, and secret prisons from which no one ever escapes. Welcome to the world of the dystopia, a world of government and society gone horribly, nightmarishly wrong. What happens when civilization invades and dictates every aspect of your life? From 1984 to The Handmaid's Tale, from Children of Men to Bioshock, the dystopian imagination has been a vital and gripping cautionary force. Brave New Worlds collects the best tales of totalitarian menace by some of today's most visionary writers, including Neil Gaiman, Paolo Bacigalupi, Orson Scott Card, Kim Stanley Robinson, and Ursula K. Le Guin. When the government wields its power against its own people, every citizen becomes an enemy of the state. Will you fight the system, or be ground to dust beneath the boot of tyranny?

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Writing a Novel

Author: Tom Monteleone
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781592571727
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Reference

Drawing on his own personal expertise, as well as insights from such best-selling authors as Janet Evanovich, Peter Straub, and Whitley Streiber, a novelist and editor takes readers through the entire writing process, from developing a style and coming up with ideas, to creating believable settings and characters, to the final editing and rewriting tasks. Original. 15,000 first printing.

The World s Religions

Author: Ninian Smart
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521637481
Release Date: 1998-06-28
Genre: Religion

Provides information about the symbols, rituals, art, and history of religions around the world.

A World of Difference

Author: Philip W. Porter
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781606232620
Release Date: 2009-08-08
Genre: Social Science

Widely regarded as the standard text on development geography, this volume examines the nature and causes of global inequality and critically analyzes contemporary approaches to economic development across the third world. Students gain a deeper understanding of the interacting dynamics of culture, gender, race, and class; biophysical factors, such as climate, population, and natural resources; and economic and political processesa "all of which have led to the present-day disparities between the first and third worlds. Numerous examples, sidebars, and figures illustrate how people in the global South are experiencing and contesting the forces of globalization. New to This Edition Updated to reflect a decade of economic, political, and social changes Extensively revised; more fully integrates postcolonial and feminist perspectives Broadens the prior edition's focus on Africa with examples from around the world A chapter on the promises and pitfalls of sustainable development.

Encountering Enchantment A Guide to Speculative Fiction for Teens 2nd Edition

Author: Susan Fichtelberg
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781440834516
Release Date: 2015-09-29
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The most current and complete guide to a favorite teen genre, this book maps current releases along with perennial favorites, describing and categorizing fantasy, paranormal, and science fiction titles published since 2006. • Encompasses a wide selection of speculative fiction genres to suit a broad spectrum of readers in grades 6–12 • Identifies award-winning titles, grade levels, book club potential, and alternative media formats and provides complete bibliographic information for each title • Includes interviews with prominent authors that convey the perspectives of the creators of the worlds into which readers are drawn • Covers some children's literature and some adult novels that are popular with young adults • Offers a detailed subject index with an extensive number of access points

Lost Worlds Short Stories

Author: Flame Tree Studio
Publisher: Gothic Fantasy
ISBN: 178664181X
Release Date: 2017-06-15
Genre: Fiction

Following the great success of our Gothic Fantasy, deluxe edition short story compilations, Ghosts, Horror, Science Fiction, Murder Mayhem and Crime & Mystery this latest title is packed with dark valleys, high mountain passes, dinosaurs and endless dark creations. Contains a fabulous mix of classic and brand new writing, with authors from the US, Canada, and the UK.

Longman Anthology of World Literature Volume A

Author: David Damrosch
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 0205657281
Release Date: 2008-07
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

"The Longman Anthology of World Literature, Compact Edition, "presents a fresh and diverse range of the world's great literature in a single volume that links past and present, East and West, and literary and cultural contexts. Featuring major works by literary masters from the ancient world through the twentieth century, this concise anthology combines comprehensive coverage of key works of the Western literary tradition and the best core, enduring works of the literatures of China, Japan, India, the Middle East, Africa, and native Americas. The anthology includes epic and lyric poetry, drama, and prose narrative, with many complete works and a focus on the most influential pieces and authors from each region and time period. The texts are supplemented by contextual materials that help students understand the literary and historical eras from which these texts arose. Engaging introductions, scholarly annotations, maps, pronunciation guides, and illustrations developed by a distinguished editorial team provide a wealth of teachable materials that support and illuminate the selections.

How the World Works

Author: Russell Bova
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 9780134381480
Release Date: 2016-01-12
Genre: Political Science

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. For courses in International Relations. International Politics: Comparing Paradigms How the World Works: A Brief Survey of International Relations provides the detailed, micro-level knowledge readers need to understand world politics, harnessing their curiosity about global current events. The text covers the continuing swirl of events that dominate world politics in our present–from the Arab Spring, to the Russian invasion of Crimea, to the rise of ISIS, to the Ebola crisis in West Africa. The Third Edition makes improvements upon the book in general while maintaining its core mission: to tap into reader interest in current events and help each reader build a conceptual and theoretical sophistication that remains when these current events become a part of history. The text challenges readers to question their assumptions about the world and what they may think they already know about international relations. Overall, the text makes it clear that even scholars and politicians disagree about the world’s political and economic interactions, and makes a point to introduce readers to all paradigms–encouraging them to form their own opinions about how the world works. Also available with MyPoliSciLab® MyPoliSciLab for the International Relations course extends learning online to engage readers and improve results. Media resources with assignments bring concepts to life, and offer readers opportunities to practice applying what they’ve learned. Please note: this version of MyPoliSciLab does not include an eText. How the World Works: A Brief Survey of International Relations, Third Edition is also available via REVEL™ , an interactive learning environment that enables readers to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyLab™ & Mastering™ does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyLab & Mastering, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyLab & Mastering, search for: 0134409906 / 9780134409900 How the World Works: A Brief Survey of International Relations Plus MyPoliSciLab for International Relations — Access Card Package, 3/e Package consists of: 0134378849 / 9780134378848 How the World Works: A Brief Survey of International Relations, 3e 0134408233 / 9780134408231 MyPoliSciLab for International Relations

Secular Steeples 2nd edition

Author: Conrad Ostwalt
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781441123145
Release Date: 2012-09-27
Genre: Social Science

An exploration of secularization in America, this book provides students with an innovative way of understanding the relationship between religion and secular culture. In Secular Steeples, Conrad Ostwalt challenges long-held assumptions about the relationship between religion and culture and about the impact of secularization. Moving away from the idea that religion will diminish as secularization continues, Ostwalt identifies areas of popular culture where secular and sacred views and objectives interact and enrich each other. The book demonstrates how religious institutions use the secular and popular media of television, movies, and music to make sacred teachings relevant. From megachurches to sports arenas, the Bible to Harry Potter, biker churches to virtual worship communities, Ostwalt demonstrates how religion persists across cultural forms, secular and sacred, with secular culture expressing religious messages and sometimes containing more authentic religious content than official religious teachings. An ideal text for anyone studying religion and popular culture, each chapter provides questions for discussion, a list of important terms and guided readings.

Romance Fiction A Guide to the Genre 2nd Edition

Author: Kristin Ramsdell
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781610692359
Release Date: 2012-03-02
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

A comprehensive guide that defines the literature and the outlines the best-selling genre of all time: romance fiction. • A core collection list in chronological order • An exhaustive bibliographic listing of romance titles • Research materials and a brief history of the genre • Indexes organized by author, title, and subject

Science Fact and Science Fiction

Author: Brian Stableford
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135923747
Release Date: 2006-09-06
Genre: Fiction

Science fiction is a literary genre based on scientific speculation. Works of science fiction use the ideas and the vocabulary of all sciences to create valid narratives that explore the future effects of science on events and human beings. Science Fact and Science Fiction examines in one volume how science has propelled science-fiction and, to a lesser extent, how science fiction has influenced the sciences. Although coverage will discuss the science behind the fiction from the Classical Age to the present, focus is naturally on the 19th century to the present, when the Industrial Revolution and spectacular progress in science and technology triggered an influx of science-fiction works speculating on the future. As scientific developments alter expectations for the future, the literature absorbs, uses, and adapts such contextual visions. The goal of the Encyclopedia is not to present a catalog of sciences and their application in literary fiction, but rather to study the ongoing flow and counterflow of influences, including how fictional representations of science affect how we view its practice and disciplines. Although the main focus is on literature, other forms of science fiction, including film and video games, are explored and, because science is an international matter, works from non-English speaking countries are discussed as needed.

Ethnic Worlds in Select Indian Fiction

Author: Juri Dutta
Publisher: SAGE Publications India
ISBN: 9789351504610
Release Date: 2014-11-06
Genre: Social Science

The book is the first of its kind in using the methodology of Comparative Literature to look at ethnographic fiction written in different regional languages of India. The issue of cultural identity of writers has often been seen as a simple case of a one-to-one relationship between the writer and the community of his/her birth. However, in reality, there is no one cultural space that any writer, or even any individual, inhabits. Cultural boundaries are today more porous than ever, and it is highly problematic to see the writer as either an ‘insider’ or ‘outsider’ of any ethnic community about which he/she writes. Informed by such perspectives, Ethnic Worlds in Select Indian Fiction closely looks at the chronological history of the Assamese ethnic novel within the framework of Comparative Literature. It is very rare that literary representations by and about ethnic communities in India have been compared and contrasted.