The Ages of the Flash: Essays on the Fastest Man Alive [EPUB]

The Ages of the Flash: Essays on the Fastest Man Alive [EPUB]
The Ages of the Flash: Essays on the Fastest Man Alive edited by Joseph J Darowski
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 1476674442 | 3.08MB

While many American superheroes have multiple powers and complex gadgets, the Flash is simply fast. This simplicity makes his character easily comprehendible for all audiences, whether they are avid comic fans or newcomers to the genre, and in turn he has become one of the most iconic figures in the comic-book industry. This collection of new essays serves as a stepping-stone to an even greater understanding of the Flash, examining various iterations of his character—including those of Jay Garrick, Barry Allen, Wally West and Bart Allen—and what they reveal about the era in which they were written.

The Ultimate Spanish 101: Complete First-Year Course [EPUB]

The Ultimate Spanish 101: Complete First-Year Course [EPUB]
The Ultimate Spanish 101: Complete First-Year Course by Ronni L Gordon
2019 | EPUB | 98.99MB

The Ultimate Beginner Program for Communicating in Spanish

If your goal is to communicate in Spanish using authentic structures and a broad vocabulary, The Ultimate Spanish 101 is the program for you! More comprehensive than other language guides or mobile apps, and more concise than a traditional textbook, The Ultimate Spanish 101, complete with textbook and Language Lab app, leads beginning learners step-by-step to language fluency.

This program consists of 16 lessons, equivalent to a first-year college course, that can be adapted to fit your own schedule. You will develop language skills essential for communication: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Numerous short dialogues, based on everyday situations and reinforced by extensive practice, ensure that you will be ready to put your growing command of the Spanish language into practice.

The Ultimate Spanish 101 features:

  • Clear explanations of high-frequency vocabulary and sentence structures
  • Interesting dialogues based on everyday situations, using authentic language
  • More than 300 exercises that take you from structured practice to free expression
  • Regular and predictable format to ensure you can work efficiently
  • Appreciation of the Spanish language and Hispanic culture

Premium mobile resources support and enhance your study:

  • 180 DIALOGUES recorded by native speakers of Spanish
  • LISTENING PRACTICE to improve your pronunciation and reinforce sentence structures
  • AUDIO EXERCISES to put your speaking skills into practice
  • FLASHCARDS to help you memorize vocabulary and verb forms

On Cussing: Bad Words and Creative Cursing [EPUB]

On Cussing: Bad Words and Creative Cursing [EPUB]
On Cussing: Bad Words and Creative Cursing by Katherine Dunn
2019 | EPUB | 1.49MB

F uck the Fuckity Fuckin’ Fucker. Readers of Katherine Dunn won’t be surprised that this was her father’s favorite sentence, or that, as a young girl, she heard it as a kind of profane poem, a secret song. For many of us, the language of Geek Love carries a similar staying power, born of Dunn’s agile use of language and her strange, beautiful diction. And as a true exegete of the expletive, she remained undividedly devoted to obscenity―both as scholar and practitioner.

In On Cussing, Dunn sketches a brief history of swear words and creates something of a field guide to their types and usages, from the common threat (“I’ll squash you like a shithouse mouse”) to the portmanteau intensifier (“Fan-fucking-tastic”). But she also explores their physiology―the physical impact on the reader or listener―and makes an argument for how and when to cuss with maximum effect. Equal parts informative and hilarious, this volume will delight Dunn’s legion of fans, but it’s also a must-have for anyone looking to more successfully wield their expletives, be it in writing or in everyday speech.

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