Writing Against Time [EPUB]
11 September 2014, 08:41
2013 | EPUB + MOBI | 0.7/0.9MB
For centuries, a central goal of art has been to make us see the world with new eyes. Thinkers from Edmund Burke to Elaine Scarry have understood this effort as the attempt to create new forms. But as anyone who has ever worn out a song by repeated listening knows, artistic form is hardly immune to sensation-killing habit. Some of our most ambitious writers—Keats, Proust, Nabokov, Ashbery—have been obsessed by this problem. Attempting to create an image that never gets old, they experiment with virtual, ideal forms. Poems and novels become workshops, as fragments of the real world are scrutinized for insights and the shape of an ideal artwork is pieced together. These writers, voracious in their appetite for any knowledge that will further their goal, find help in unlikely places.
The logic of totalitarian regimes, the phenomenology of music, the pathology of addiction, and global commodity exchange furnish them with tools and models for arresting neurobiological time. Reading central works of the past two centuries in light of their shared ambition, Clune produces a revisionary understanding of some of our most important literature.
More Word Smart [EPUB]
10 September 2014, 17:25
2012 | EPUB | 2.32MB
Build a More Impressive Vocabulary.
Did you know that:
- The word "noisome" has nothing whatsoever to do with noise?
- "Ordinance" and "ordnance" have two distinct meanings?
- An "errant" fool is a fool who is lost, while an "arrant" fool is one whose foolishness is obvious?
If any of these facts caught you by surprise, then you need More Word Smart. More than one million people improved their vocabulary with the original Word Smart, but an educated and powerful vocabulary doesn’t stop growing with one book! All of words featured in More Word Smart belong in an impressive vocabulary. Learning and using these words effectively can help you get better grades, score higher on tests, and communicate more confidently at work.
MORE WORD SMART includes:
- A rigorous emphasis on correct pronunciation
- Specialized chapters that highlight vocabulary from classic literature, law, and religion
- A guide to frequently occurring usage errors in written English
- Two chapters focusing on the words frequently found on the SAT and other standardized tests
Word Smart, 5th Edition [EPUB]
10 September 2014, 17:20
2012 | EPUB | 2.35MB
Let your vocabulary speak for itself.
Knowing which words to use and how to use them is key to communicating accurately and effectively. That’s why more than one million people have used Word Smart to improve their vocabularies! This updated 5th edition defines and explains more than 1,400 need-to-know vocabulary words.
To create this book, the Princeton Review analyzed newspapers from the New York Times to the Wall Street Journal, magazines from Time to Scientific American, and books from current bestsellers to classics. We also combed through the SAT and other standardized tests to determine which words are tested most frequently. We sifted out the words that most people know, and focused on words that most people misunderstand or misuse.
This updated edition of Word Smart gives you the most important words you need to know to get better grades, score higher on tests, and communicate more confidently at work.
WORD SMART, 5th EDITION include more than 1,400 words covering:
- Common usage errors
- The most frequently tested words on standardized tests
- Foreign phrases and abbreviations
- Terms you need to know to understand finance, science, and the arts