Ignatius his conclave

  • Filename: ignatius-his-conclave.
  • ISBN: UOM:39015004291640
  • Release Date: 1969
  • Number of pages: 175
  • Author: John Donne
  • Publisher: Clarendon Press

The Bilingual Text

  • Filename: the-bilingual-text.
  • ISBN: 9781317640363
  • Release Date: 2014-06-03
  • Number of pages: 246
  • Author: Jan Walsh Hokenson
  • Publisher: Routledge

Bilingual texts have been left outside the mainstream of both translation theory and literary history. Yet the tradition of the bilingual writer, moving between different sign systems and audiences to create a text in two languages, is a rich and venerable one, going back at least to the Middle Ages. The self-translated, bilingual text was commonplace in the mutlilingual world of medieval and early modern Europe, frequently bridging Latin and the vernaculars. While self-translation persisted among cultured elites, it diminished during the consolidation of the nation-states, in the long era of nationalistic monolingualism, only to resurge in the postcolonial era. The Bilingual Text makes a first step toward providing the fields of translation studies and comparative literature with a comprehensive account of literary self-translation in the West. It tracks the shifting paradigms of bilinguality across the centuries and addresses the urgent questions that the bilingual text raises for translation theorists today: Is each part of the bilingual text a separate, original creation or is each incomplete without the other? Is self-translation a unique genre? Can either version be split off into a single language or literary tradition? How can two linguistic versions of a text be fitted into standard models of foreign and domestic texts and cultures? Because such texts defeat standard categories of analysis, The Bilingual Text reverses the usual critical gaze, highlighting not dissimilarities but continuities across versions, allowing for dissimilarities within orders of correspondence, and englobing the literary as well as linguistic and cultural dimensions of the text. Emphasizing the arcs of historical change in concepts of language and translation that inform each case study, The Bilingual Text examines the perdurance of this phenomenon in Western societies and literatures.

Discourses and Narrations in the Biosciences

  • Filename: discourses-and-narrations-in-the-biosciences.
  • ISBN: 9783899718317
  • Release Date: 2011
  • Number of pages: 299
  • Author: Brian Hurwitz
  • Publisher: V&R unipress GmbH

Discourses and Narrations in the Biosciences investigates the forms of writing in which scientific claims are formulated and announced. Argumentative strategies, compositional rules, and figurative expressions in communication and narrativization of scientific knowledge are the focus of interdisciplinary contributions by humanities and science scholars. The first part of the book, dedicated to 'Rhetorical and Epistemological Aspects of Science Writing', addresses how scientific pursuits and methods feed into multi-level texts that generate responses within science, society, and culture. The second part, entitled 'Bioscientific Discourses and Narrations', examines popularisations and fictionalizations of science in relation to diversity, deviancy, ageing, illness, reproduction, the evolution of humankind, mathematical models of biomedical systems, and the myth of the heroic scientist. Assessing the narrative impetus and command of literary and meta-discoursive strategies shown by contemporary science writers enhances understanding of the methods and conventions through which the biosciences produce knowledge.

The Man in the Moone

  • Filename: the-man-in-the-moone.
  • ISBN: 9781909782457
  • Release Date: 2013-11-17
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Francis Godwin
  • Publisher: Les Editions de Londres

"The Man in the Moone" is a novel by Francis Godwin probably written in the 1620s and published for the first time under the pseudonym of Domingo Gonsales after his death in 1638. The Man in the Moone can be considered as one of the major works of the late English Renaissance. Its influence over future utopian, picaresque and science-fiction writers is major. In this fascinating book, a Spaniard flees following a duel, is stranded in Saint-Helens on his return home from the East Indies, and then escapes the British fleet off Tenerife through a gansa-propelled flying-machine which he had designed himself. He rises to the sky, and twelve days later, he lands on the Moone. He discovers the lunar society and then leaves, and arrives in China. Part picaresque, part utopia, part science-fiction, discover this remarkable book with an original preface and biography in this new edition by Les Éditions de Londres.

Pseudo Martyr

  • Filename: pseudo-martyr.
  • ISBN: UOM:39015008978218
  • Release Date: 1974
  • Number of pages: 392
  • Author: John Donne
  • Publisher: Scholars Facsimilies & Reprint

John Donne published Pseudo-Martyr in 1610, at a moment of extreme political tension between London and Rome. It was an attempt to convince English Roman Catholics that they could remain loyal to the spiritual authority of Rome and still take the oath of allegiance to the British Crown and avoid persecution. Donne, brought up as a Catholic and trained as a lawyer, argued his case by appealing to precedents from the body of canon and civil law in existence since the beginning of Christian civilization. Pseudo-Martyr is thus a vast survey of relations between church and state from the days of the early church to 1600. Donne also drew detailed historical parallels between crises in medieval and contemporary times and the particular dilemma of Catholics in England to prove that a compromise of loyalties was possible and acceptable.

Essays in Divinity

  • Filename: essays-in-divinity.
  • ISBN: UCAL:$B183789
  • Release Date: 1855
  • Number of pages: 245
  • Author: John Donne
  • Publisher:

The temple

  • Filename: the-temple.
  • ISBN: OXFORD:503841138
  • Release Date: 1838
  • Number of pages: 361
  • Author: George Herbert
  • Publisher:

A Discovery of New Worlds

  • Filename: a-discovery-of-new-worlds.
  • ISBN: 1843913666
  • Release Date: 2012-02
  • Number of pages: 123
  • Author: Bernard De Fontenelle
  • Publisher: Hesperus Press

In this charming and witty dialogue translated by the first professional woman writer in English, a 17th century astronomer staying at the chateau of a beautiful Marchioness accompanies her into her garden at night and introduces her to the new discoveries of astronomy Although more than 300 years old, Fontenelle's dialogues in a garden over five nights are still a surprisingly painless way to learn about the sun, the moon, the planets, and the stars, even though new planets were later discovered and modern science has filled out many details Fontenelle could not have known. Only the confidence with which he discusses inhabitants of the planets, the moon, and even the sun is now seen as misplaced. This is no lecture, but a conversation with the cut and thrust of intelligent argument as the Marchioness challenges each of the astronomer's assertions and requires him to explain the evidence. Fontenelle's work has been through the hands of many different translators, but Aphra Behn's translation, one of the earliest, adds the feminine wit of a leading dramatist to the work, in the first modern edition of this translation.

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