Genres as Repositories of Cultural Memory

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Genres as Repositories of Cultural Memory

Author: International Comparative Literature Association. Congress

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042004405

Genre: Literary Criticism

Page: 568

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Book Summary: This volume deals with the inherent relation between literary genres and cultural memory. Indeed, generic repertoires may be regarded as bodies of shared knowledge (a sort of 'encyclopaedia' or 'museum' of stocked culture) and have played and still play an important role in absorbing and activating that memory. The contributors have focused on some specific memory-linked genres that prove especially relevant in remembering and transforming past experiences, i.e. the (post)modern historical novel and various forms of (post)modern autobiographical writing. They deal with such renowned authors as Carlos Fuentes, Vargas Llosa, Umberto Eco, Antonio Tabucchi, John Barth, Julian Barnes, Michel Butor, Nathalie Sarraute, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Claude Simon, Georges Perec and Marguerite Yourcenar. The volume, thus, constitutes an attractive and representative sample of (post)modern forms of rewriting and problematizing individual and collective pasts.


Teaching Foreign Languages

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Teaching Foreign Languages

Author: Georgeta Raţă

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443824437

Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 410

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Book Summary: Teaching Foreign Languages: Languages for Special Purposes is a collection of essays which will appeal to teachers of modern languages no matter the level of instruction. The essays deal with three main approaches of the teaching of languages for special purposes in Europe, Asia and Africa: theoretical linguistics (lexis: French vocabulary; and semantics: French copulative verbs); descriptive linguistics (compared linguistics: English – Romanian, English – Serbian, French – Romanian, French – Serbian, and German – Macedonian); and applied linguistics (language acquisition: English in Romania and Spanish in Serbia; language education: Arabic in Italy, English in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Iran, Malaysia, Russia, Serbia, and the United Arab Emirates; German in Serbia; lexicography: English, French, Romanian, Ruthenian and Serbian; stylistics: English, French and Spanish; and translation: English, Italian and Romanian).


From Croatian renaissance to Yugoslav socialism

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From Croatian renaissance to Yugoslav socialism

Author: Ante Kadić

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3111393968

Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 301

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Scènes de la vie d'un éditeur

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Scènes de la vie d'un éditeur

Author: Pierre Belfond

Publisher: Fayard

ISBN: 2213639361

Genre: Literary Collections

Page: 648

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Book Summary: Manuscrits, commandes, traductions, contrats, refus ; découvertes, enthousiasmes, lancements, échecs, succès : l'éternel recommencement. Portraits d'éditeurs, d'auteurs, d'agents, de critiques, de libraires : des personnages qui semblent n'avoir guère changé depuis Balzac et ses Illusions perdues. Foires, salons, cocktails, amitiés, complicités, rivalités, brouilles, procès, réconciliations : la vie quotidienne à Saint-Germain-des-Prés et ses banlieues. Pourcentages, à-valoir, prix littéraires, scandales, copinage, best-sellers d'une saison : l'éternité sans cesse remise en cause. Chiffres d'affaires, rachats, associations, fusions, disparitions : certes, le livre - porteur de rêves - n'est pas un produit comme les autres ; mais le métier d'éditeur est hélas, à bien des égards, un métier comme les autres... Non, ce n'est pas vrai : c'est "le plus beau métier du monde". Car chaque matin, lorsqu'il arrive à son bureau, l'éditeur s'imagine pouvoir métamorphoser en chef-d'oeuvre les deux ou trois cents pages dactylographiées qu'il vient de recevoir. Démiurge, thaumaturge : voilà ce qu'est un éditeur. Il faut croire qu'avec la première version de ce volume de souvenirs, paru en 1994 sous le titre Les Pendus de Victor Hugo, Pierre Belfond n'avait pas tout dit. La mémoire est un jeu de marelle. On n'en finit pas de sauter de case en case.


Balkan Worlds

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Balkan Worlds

Author: Traian Stoianovich

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 9780765638519

Genre: History

Page: N.A

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Book Summary: Encompassing the period from the Neolithic era to the present, this book studies the peoples, societies, and cultures of the area situated between the Adriatic Sea in the west and the Black Sea in the east, between the Alpine region and Danube basin in the north and the Aegean Sea in the south. This is not a conventional history of the Balkans; rather, drawing upon archaeology, anthropology, economics, psychology, and linguistics as well as history, the author has attempted a total history that integrates many areas of the Balkan experience.


"Die Hitze hier ist wieder kolossal..."

"Die Hitze hier ist wieder kolossal..."

Author: Rudolf Agstner

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3643505779

Genre: Diplomatic and consular service, Austrian

Page: 282

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Oeuvres

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Oeuvres

Author: Ismail Kadaré

Publisher: Fayard

ISBN: 2213660042

Genre: Fiction

Page: 650

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Book Summary: Ce cinquième volume des OEuvres complètes d'Ismail Kadaré comprend les romans Chronique de pierre et Novembre d'une capitale, ainsi que trois récits, Trois temps, dont les sujets se situent à la veille de la Seconde Guerre mondiale, puis dans la période même du conflit et dans les premières années qui le suivirent, quand, en Albanie, fut instaurée la dictature communiste. De sombres nuées, tantôt analogues à celles du passé, tantôt dissemblables, s'amoncellent à l'horizon de cette ère nouvelle qui promettait d'être celle de la liberté, mais se révèle être derechef celle d'une servitude, à cette différence près qu'elle a été édifiée par les Albanais eux-mêmes. Cette époque de profonds bouleversements coïncide avec l'enfance et l'adolescence de l'auteur. Ces textes sont quasiment les seuls de son oeuvre qui revêtent un net coloris autobiographique, généralement peu perceptible dans le reste de sa création. A l'exception de la Chronique de pierre, tous les textes de ce volume sont présentés pour la première fois au public français.


Bosnian Chronicle

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Bosnian Chronicle

Author: Ivo Andric

Publisher: Skyhorse

ISBN: 1628724579

Genre: Fiction

Page: 444

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Book Summary: Set in the town of Travnik, Bosnian Chronicle presents the struggle for supremacy in a region that stubbornly refuses to submit to any outsider. The era is Napoleonic and the novel, both in its historical scope and psychological subtlety, Tolstoyan. In its portrayal of conflict and fierce ethnic loyalties, the story is also eerily relevant. Ottoman viziers, French consuls, and Austrian plenipotentiaries are consumed by an endless game of diplomacy and double-dealing: expansive and courtly face-to-face, brooding and scheming behind closed doors. As they have for centuries, the Bosnians themselves observe and endure the machinations of greater powers that vie, futilely, to absorb them. Ivo Andric's masterwork is imbued with the richness and complexity of a region that has brought so much tragedy to our century and known so little peace. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade, Yucca, and Good Books imprints, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction—novels, novellas, political and medical thrillers, comedy, satire, historical fiction, romance, erotic and love stories, mystery, classic literature, folklore and mythology, literary classics including Shakespeare, Dumas, Wilde, Cather, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.


Hero Tales and Legends of the Serbians

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Hero Tales and Legends of the Serbians

Author: Woislav M. Petrovitch

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1465519327

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Confronting the Yugoslav Controversies

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Confronting the Yugoslav Controversies

Author: Charles W. Ingrao,Thomas Emmert,Thomas Allan Emmert

Publisher: Purdue University Press

ISBN: 9781557535337

Genre: History

Page: 444

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Book Summary: This book presents the findings of an international research initiative of over 160 leading historians, social scientists, and jurists that brings together in one volume key evidence presented by all sides in the recent Yugoslav conflicts. It represents a direct assault on the proprietary interpretations that nationalist politicians and media have impressed on mass culture in each of the entities of the former Yugoslavia. Given gaps in the historical record and the existence of sometimes-contradictory evidence, the volume does not pretend to resolve all of the outstanding issues that divide the peoples of the former Yugoslavia. Yet, a combination of original research, the validation of existing evidence, and the exposure of widely held, bogus myths that anchor public perceptions should narrow considerably the parameters within which opposing sides can still engage in reasoned debate.


The Hotel Tito

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The Hotel Tito

Author: Ivana Bodrozic

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 1609807960

Genre: Fiction

Page: 176

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Book Summary: The most powerful autobiographical novel written about the Yugoslav wars. A timely and deeply accessible book that speaks to what it is like to be displaced by war. Hotel Tito is an award-winning autobiographical novel of the Serbo-Croatian War. Author Ivana Bodrožić was born in the Croatian town of Vukovar, just across the Danube from Serbia. In the fall of 1991, Vukovar was besieged by the Yugoslav People's Army for eighty-seven days. When the army broke the siege, people came up out of the basements where they'd been sheltering from bombardment; women and children were allowed out of the besieged city, but the army bused 400 men from the hospital to a farm on the outskirts where soldiers and Serbian paramilitaries massacred them. Bodrožić's father was among those taken and murdered. In Hotel Tito, after fleeing the war zone their town has become, the mother and two children are housed along with other displaced persons at a former communist school in the village of Kumrovec (the birthplace of Josip Tito). For years they share a single room just large enough for their three beds, waiting to hear whether the narrator's father survived and when they'll be granted an apartment of their own. In the meantime life goes on for the teenage protagonist, first loves bloom and burn quickly, new friendships are acquired and lost, new truths emerge, and new emotions. But she never loses her shy, insightful voice, nor her self-deprecating sense of humor. Hotel Tito is a sensitive and forthright coming of age novel in a time of atrocity and loss.


Imperial Spheres and the Adriatic

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Imperial Spheres and the Adriatic

Author: Mladen An?i?,Jonathan Shepard,Trpimir Vedriš

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351614290

Genre: History

Page: 332

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Book Summary: Although often mentioned in textbooks about the Carolingian and Byzantine empires, the Treaty of Aachen has not received much close attention. This volume attempts not just to fill the gap, but to view the episode through both micro- and macro-lenses. Introductory chapters review the state of relations between Byzantium and the Frankish realm in the eighth and early ninth centuries, crises facing Byzantine emperors much closer to home, and the relevance of the Bulgarian problem to affairs on the Adriatic. Dalmatia’s coastal towns and the populations of the interior receive extensive attention, including the region’s ecclesiastical history and cultural affiliations. So do the local politics of Dalmatia, Venice and the Carolingian marches, and their interaction with the Byzantino-Frankish confrontation. The dynamics of the Franks’ relations with the Avars are analysed and, here too, the three-way play among the two empires and ‘in-between’ parties is a theme. Archaeological indications of the Franks’ presence are collated with what the literary sources reveal about local elites’ aspirations. The economic dimension to the Byzantino-Frankish competition for Venice is fully explored, a special feature of the volume being archaeological evidence for a resurgence of trade between the Upper Adriatic and the Eastern Mediterranean from the second half of the eighth century onwards.


The Development of Spiritual Life in Bosnia under the Influence of Turkish Rule

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The Development of Spiritual Life in Bosnia under the Influence of Turkish Rule

Author: Ivo Andri ́c

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822382555

Genre: History

Page: 152

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Book Summary: Ivo Andric (1892-1975), Nobel Prize laureate for literature in 1961, is undoubtedly the most popular of all contemporary Yugoslav writers. Over the span of fifty-two years some 267 of his works have been published in thirty-three languages. Andric’s doctoral dissertation, The Development of Spiritual Life in Bosnia under the Influence of Turkish Rule (1924), never before translated into English, sheds important light on the author’s literary writings and must be taken into account in any current critical analysis of his work. Over his long and distinguished career as a diplomat and man of letters Andric never again so directly or discursively addressed, as a social historian, the impact of Turkish hegemony on the Bosnian people (1463–1878), a theme he returns to again and again in his novels. Although Andric’s fiction was embedded in history, scholars know very little of his actual readings in history and have no other comparable treatment of it from his own pen. This dissertation abounds with topics that Andric incorporated into his early stories and later novels, including a focus on the moral stresses and compromises within Bosnia’s four religious confessions: Catholic, Orthodox, Jew, and Muslim. Z. B. Juricic provides an extensive introduction describing the circumstances under which this work was written and situating it in Andric’s oeuvre. John F. Loud’s original bibliography drawn from this dissertation stands as the only comprehensive inventory of historical sources known to have been closely familiar to the author at this early stage in his development.