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Title SUBTLY WORDED AND OTHER STORIES
Author Teffi
Publisher Pushkin Press
Release 2014-06-19
Category Literary Collections
Total Pages 304
ISBN 1782270833
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A selection of the finest stories by this female Chekhov, Teffi's genius with the short form made her a literary star in pre-revolutionary Russia, beloved by Tsar Nicholas II and Vladimir Lenin alike. These stories, taken from the whole of her career, show the full range of her gifts. Extremely funny - a wry, scathing observer of society - she is also capable, as capable even as Chekhov, of miraculous subtlety and depth of character. There are stories here from her own life (as a child, going to meet Tolstoy to plead for the life of War and Peace's Prince Bolkonsky, or, much later, her strange, charged meetings with the already-legendary Rasputin). There are stories of society, its members held together by mutual repulsion. There are stories of people misunderstanding each other or misrepresenting themselves. And throughout there is a sly, sardonic wit and a deep, compelling intelligence. Teffi was a phenomenally popular writer in pre-revolutionary Russia - a favourite of Tsar Nicholas II and Vladimir Lenin alike. She was born in 1872 into a prominent St Petersburg family and emigrated from Bolshevik Russia in 1919. She eventually settled in Paris, where she became an important figure in the literary scene, and where she lived until her death in 1952. A master of the short form, in her lifetime Teffi published countless stories, plays and feuilletons. After her death, she was gradually forgotten, but the collapse of the Soviet Union brought about her rediscovery by Russian readers. Now, nearly a century after her emigration, she once again enjoys critical acclaim and a wide readership in her motherland.

Title Rasputin and Other Ironies
Author Teffi
Publisher Pushkin Press
Release 2016-05-05
Category History
Total Pages 224
ISBN 178227278X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A new collection of Teffi's best autobiographical non-fiction writings Ranging from portraits of Rasputin and Lenin to observations on the Russian Revolution, and from profiles of cultural figures to moving domestic scenes, this short collection includes writings by the inimitable Teffi never before published in English. Everything is here - politics, society, art and literature, love and family life - and all is told in Teffi's multifaceted style: amusing, sincerely moving, ironic and always honest, pervaded by an intensely felt understanding of humanity's simultaneous tragedy and absurdity. Teffi (1872-1952) wrote poems, plays, stories, satires and feuilletons, and was renowned in Russia for her wit and powers of observation. Following her emigration in 1919 she settled in Paris, where she became a leading figure in the émigré literary scene. Now her genius has been rediscovered by a new generation of readers, and she once again enjoys huge acclaim in Russia and across the world. Her short-story collectionSubtly Wordedis also published by Pushkin Press, and>em>Memories - From Moscow to the Black Sea, her account of her final journey across Russia and into exile, will also be published in May 2016.

Four Thousand Lives by Clare Ungerson

Title Four Thousand Lives
Author Clare Ungerson
Publisher The History Press
Release 2014-03-03
Category History
Total Pages 224
ISBN 0750958561
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In November 1938 about 30,000 German Jewish men had been taken to concentration camps where they were subject to torture, starvation and arbitrary death. This book tells the remarkable story of how the grandees of Anglo Jewry persuaded the British Government to allow them to establish a transit camp in Sandwich, in East Kent, to which up to 4000 men could be brought while they waited for permanent settlement overseas – known as the Kitchener camp. The whole rescue was funded by the British Jewish community with help from American Jewry. Most of the men left their families behind. Would they get their families out in time? And how would the people of Sandwich – a town the same size as the camp – react to so many German speaking Jewish foreigners in their midst? There a well organized branch of the British Union of Fascists in Sandwich. Captain Robert Gordon Canning, a virulent anti-Semite, lived there. He and his grand friends from London (including the Prince of Wales before the abdication) used to meet there to play golf at Royal St George’s. (After the war, Canning purchased the bust of Hitler sold at the auction of goods from the German embassy and kept it in his house.) This background adds to the drama of the race against time to save lives.

Title Comparative Literature in the Light of Chinese Prosody
Author Shudong Chen
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
Release 2018-10-31
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 278
ISBN 1498573398
Language English, Spanish, and French
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With exemplary cases of original texts from across disciplines and cultures, this is the first book that discusses how reading and understanding could often be surreptitiously and serendipitously influenced by the “invisible” but prosodically indispensable text-enlivened “trivial” function words.

Study and Investigation of the Federal Communications Commission by United States. Congress. House. Select Committee to Investigate the Federal Communications Commission

Title Study and Investigation of the Federal Communications Commission
Author United States. Congress. House. Select Committee to Investigate the Federal Communications Commission
Publisher
Release 1943
Category Radio
Total Pages
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Language English, Spanish, and French
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Hearings by United States. Congress. House

Title Hearings
Author United States. Congress. House
Publisher
Release 1943
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Study and Investigation of the Federal Communications Commission by United States Federal Communications Commission, Select Committee to Investigate the

Title Study and Investigation of the Federal Communications Commission
Author United States Federal Communications Commission, Select Committee to Investigate the
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Release 1943
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Study and Investigation of the Federal Communications Commission No special title by United States. Congress. House. Select Committee to Investigate the Federal Communications Commission

Title Study and Investigation of the Federal Communications Commission No special title
Author United States. Congress. House. Select Committee to Investigate the Federal Communications Commission
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Release 1944
Category Radio
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Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title The Interpretation of Scripture in Early Judaism and Christianity
Author Craig A. Evans
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Release 2000-06-01
Category Religion
Total Pages 492
ISBN 0567302717
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This volume assembles several important studies that examine the role of language in meaning and interpretation. The various contributions investigate interpretation in the versions, in intertestamental traditions, in the New Testament, and in the rabbis and the targumim. The authors, who include well-known veterans as well as younger scholars, explore the differing ways in which the language of Scripture stimulates the understanding of the sacred text in late antiquity and gives rise to important theological themes. This book is a significant resource for any scholar interested in the interpretation of Scripture in and just after the biblical period.

Matthew and His World by Benedict Viviano

Title Matthew and His World
Author Benedict Viviano
Publisher Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
Release 2007
Category Bible
Total Pages 309
ISBN 9783727815843
Language English, Spanish, and French
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