Little Boxes [EPUB]

Little Boxes [EPUB]
Little Boxes by Caroline Casey
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781566894722 | 1.14MB

What happens when television is part of your cultural DNA?

Twelve writers talk about their influences, and they're more Magnum PI than Marcel Proust. This is cultural criticism from an enthusiast's point of view—taking sitcoms and dramedies and very special episodes seriously, not because they're art, but because they matter to us. Little Boxes is TV writing not as “Why I Loved Parker Lewis Can't Lose” but “What Is Up with Everyone in the 80s Having a Domestic: The Different Strokes/Gimme a Break/Mr. Belvedere/Charles in Charge Story.”

Essays by:

  • Elena Passarello
  • Edan Lepucki
  • V. V. Ganeshananthan
  • Jenny Hendrix
  • Ryan Van Meter
  • Rumaan Alam
  • Justin Torres
  • Elisa Gabbert
  • Justin Taylor
  • Justin Torres
  • T Clutch Fleischmann
  • Nina McConigley
  • Danielle Evans

Collins Primary Illustrated Spanish Dictionary [EPUB]

Collins Primary Illustrated Spanish Dictionary [EPUB]
Collins Primary Illustrated Spanish Dictionary by Collins Dictionaries
2014 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780008111960 | 22.87MB

An ideal primary school dictionary of Spanish for kids, developed to help improve Spanish language skills at home and in the classroom. Specifically designed to meet the needs of children aged 7-11 learning Spanish at primary school or at home, this easy-to-use, colorful dictionary provides the perfect reference for the new curriculum with detailed coverage of core English and Spanish vocabulary. Themed pages, fun illustrations, and simple examples help children to remember words and translations. Core English and Spanish vocabulary is given thorough coverage and key phrases are highlighted, offering all the support needed for children to study the new curriculum.

The Letter and the Cosmos: How the Alphabet Has Shaped the Western View of the World [EPUB]

The Letter and the Cosmos: How the Alphabet Has Shaped the Western View of the World [EPUB]
The Letter and the Cosmos: How the Alphabet Has Shaped the Western View of the World by Laurence N. De Looze
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781442628533 | 21.65MB

From our first ABCs to the Book of Revelation’s statement that Jesus is “the Alpha and Omega,” we see the world through our letters. More than just a way of writing, the alphabet is a powerful concept that has shaped Western civilization and our daily lives. In The Letter and the Cosmos, Laurence de Looze probes that influence, showing how the alphabet has served as a lens through which we conceptualize the world and how the world, and sometimes the whole cosmos, has been perceived as a kind of alphabet itself. Beginning with the ancient Greeks, he traces the use of alphabetic letters and their significance from Plato to postmodernism, offering a fascinating tour through Western history.

A sharp and entertaining examination of how languages, letterforms, orthography, and writing tools have reflected our hidden obsession with the alphabet, The Letter and the Cosmos is illustrated with copious examples of the visual and linguistic phenomena which de Looze describes. Read it, and you’ll never look at the alphabet the same way again.

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