Book Synopsis A Certain Je Ne Sais Quoi by : Chloe Rhodes
Download or read book A Certain Je Ne Sais Quoi by Chloe Rhodes and published by Michael O'Mara Books. This book was released on 2009-09-10 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. English as we know it today is enriched with many borrowings and influences from other languages. Aficionado, chutzpah, pro bono, hoi polloi, ketchup, nous, zeitgeist - we use these foreign words every day without thinking of their origins, but what do they actually mean? And just how and why did we English speakers absorb such exotic imports? Each phrase has a fascinating history; colonialism, foreign trade, invasion and immigration all have their role to play in the evolution of our language. Did you know, for example, that 'lingua franca' is Italian for 'Frankish language' - a name given to a mixed common language used by diplomats of different nationalities in medieval times? Or that the seemingly modern 'bandana' comes from the Sanskrit for the ancient Indian technique of tie-dying fabric? A Certain 'Je Ne Sais Quoi' is an accessible and entertaining treasury of information that 'connoisseurs' (French) of the English language will love!
Book Synopsis A Certain Je Ne Sais Quoi by : Charles Timoney
Download or read book A Certain Je Ne Sais Quoi by Charles Timoney and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2009-08-06 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Vocabulary alone isn't enough. To survive in the most sophisticated - and the most scathing - nation on Earth you will need to understand the many peculiarities of the (very peculiar) French culture. And for that you need A Certain Je Ne Sais Quoi. If you want to fit in with the French you'll have to know how to deal with sardonic waiters; why French children hate Charlemagne; the etiquette of kissing, joke-telling and drinking songs, what to do with a bidet, the correct recipe for a salade nicoise and, of course, how to convey absolute, shattering indifference with a single syllable (Bof!). Charles Timoney, the author of Pardon My French, provides a practical, pleasurable guide to the charms of the Gallic people - from their daily routines to their peerless gesticulations, from their come-ons to their put-downs. Read on and put the oh la la back into your French vacances. Your inner gaul will thank you for it.
Book Synopsis The Je-Ne-Sais-Quoi in Early Modern Europe by : Richard Scholar
Download or read book The Je-Ne-Sais-Quoi in Early Modern Europe by Richard Scholar and published by OUP Oxford. This book was released on 2005-09-29 with total page 350 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. What is the je-ne-sais-quoi? How-if at all-can it be put into words? In addressing these questions, Richard Scholar offers the first full-length study of the je-ne-sais-quoi and its fortunes in early modern Europe. He describes the rise and fall of the expression as a noun and as a topic of debate, examines its cluster of meanings, and uncovers the scattered traces of its 'pre-history'. The je-ne-sais-quoi is often assumed to belong purely to the realm of the literary, but in the early modern period it serves to articulate problems of knowledge in natural philosophy, the passions, and culture, and for that reason it is approached here from an interdisciplinary perspective. Placing major figures of the period such as Montaigne, Shakespeare, Descartes, Corneille, and Pascal alongside some of their lesser-known contemporaries, Scholar argues that the je-ne-sais-quoi serves above all to capture first-person encounters with a 'certain something' that is as difficult to explain as its effects are intense. When early modern writers use the expression in this way, he suggests, they give literary form to an experience that twenty-first-century readers may recognize as something like their own.
Book Synopsis Etudes de linguistique générale et de linguistique latine by : Guy Serbat
Download or read book Etudes de linguistique générale et de linguistique latine by Guy Serbat and published by Peeters Publishers. This book was released on 1987 with total page 440 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. (Peeters 1987)
Download or read book Sublime Worlds by Emma Gilby and published by MHRA. This book was released on 2006 with total page 171 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. This book offers, in each case, intimate critical readings which spin out into broad interrogations about knowledge and experience in early modern French literature. It considers the ineffability of some kinds of experience alongside everyday human communication and encounters.
Book Synopsis A Dictionary of English, French, and German Idioms, Figurative Expressions and Proverbial Sayings by : Arthur M. de Sainte-Claire
Download or read book A Dictionary of English, French, and German Idioms, Figurative Expressions and Proverbial Sayings by Arthur M. de Sainte-Claire and published by . This book was released on 1878 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Book Synopsis One Hundred Lyrics and a Poem by : Neil Tennant
Download or read book One Hundred Lyrics and a Poem by Neil Tennant and published by Faber & Faber. This book was released on 2018-10-30 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Everything I've ever done Everything I ever do Every place I've ever been Everywhere I'm going to Over a career that spans four decades and thirteen studio albums with Pet Shop Boys, Neil Tennant has consistently proved himself to be one of the most elegant and stylish of contemporary lyricists. Arranged alphabetically, One Hundred Lyrics and a Poem presents an overview of Neil Tennant's considerable achievement as a chronicler of modern life: the romance, the break-ups, the aspirations, the changing attitudes, the history, the politics, the pain. The landscape of Tennant's lyrics is recognisably British in character - restrained and preoccupied with the mundane, occasionally satirical, yet also yearning for escape and theatrical release. Often surprisingly revealing, this volume is contextualised by a personal commentary on each lyric and a fascinating introduction by the author which gives an insight into the process and genesis of writing. Flamboyant, understated, celebratory and elegiac, Neil Tennant's lyrics are a document of our times.
Book Synopsis Gobbledegook. Foreignisms in English. Абракадабра. Иностранные идиомы в английском языке by : Лариса Шитова
Download or read book Gobbledegook. Foreignisms in English. Абракадабра. Иностранные идиомы в английском языке by Лариса Шитова and published by Litres. This book was released on 2022-01-29 with total page 129 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Очередная книга серии англо-русских тематических фразеологических словарей знакомит читателя с иностранными заимствованиями, пришедшими за многовековую историю в английский язык из латыни, французского, итальянского, немецкого, шведского, китайского, русского и других языков.200 идиоматических выражений сопровождаются информацией об их происхождении, значении и употреблении.
Book Synopsis The Theory of the Sublime from Longinus to Kant by : Robert Doran
Download or read book The Theory of the Sublime from Longinus to Kant by Robert Doran and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2017-02-23 with total page 329 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. The first in-depth treatment of the major theories of the sublime from Longinus to Kant.
Book Synopsis From Rhetoric to Aesthetics: Wit and Esprit in the English and French Theoretical Writings of the Late Seventeenth and Early Eighteenth Centuries by : Klára Bicanová
Download or read book From Rhetoric to Aesthetics: Wit and Esprit in the English and French Theoretical Writings of the Late Seventeenth and Early Eighteenth Centuries by Klára Bicanová and published by Masarykova univerzita. This book was released on 2016-01-01 with total page 154 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Práce se zabývá především anglickým termínem wit v jeho moderním i historickém kontextu. Dále se zabývá literárními a estetickými důsledky pojmů wit a esprit a jejich použitím v teoretických spisech několika kritiků v období raně moderní Anglie a Francie. Práce má dva hlavní cíle. Prvním cílem je přehodnocení anglického pojmu wit, který je dnes považován za poněkud zastaralý výrazový prostředek historických poetických systémů a prezentovat jej jako životaschopnou a užitečnou součást současného uměleckého diskurzu. Druhým cílem této práce je poskytnout srovnávací výklad raně moderních anglických a francouzských teoretických textů zabývající se termíny wit a esprit.
Book Synopsis How To Do Things With Shakespeare by : Laurie Maguire
Download or read book How To Do Things With Shakespeare by Laurie Maguire and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2008-04-15 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. This collection of 12 essays uses the works of Shakespeare to show how experts in their field formulate critical positions. A helpful guidebook for anyone trying to think of a new approach to Shakespeare Twelve experts take new critical positions in their field of study using the writings and analysis of Shakespeare, to show how writers (students and academics) find topics and develop their ideas Features autobiographical prefaces that explain how the experts chose their topics and why the editor commissioned these particular essays, topics, and authors Argues that literary research is a reaction to experiences, thoughts or feelings Essays are arranged in small dialogues of two or three, forming a debate Teaches students to respond individually to cultural positions
Book Synopsis A New and Complete French and English and English and French Dictionary, on the Basis of the Royal Dictionary ... by Professor Fleming [and] Professor Tibbins by : Charles Fleming
Download or read book A New and Complete French and English and English and French Dictionary, on the Basis of the Royal Dictionary ... by Professor Fleming [and] Professor Tibbins by Charles Fleming and published by . This book was released on 1852 with total page 1376 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Book Synopsis Perfect romance by : Dr. Sabina Dosani
Download or read book Perfect romance by Dr. Sabina Dosani and published by Infinite Ideas. This book was released on 2006-10-30 with total page 129 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Millions of us want to lose weight, find romance, look like models, kick start our careers and ditch the stress. And when we do, there's tons of advice out there to help us, an avalanche of books, magazines, websites and TV programmes. Sorting out this avalanche, this book looks straight to the heart of the issue.
Book Synopsis A World of Difference by : Barbara Johnson
Download or read book A World of Difference by Barbara Johnson and published by JHU Press. This book was released on 1989 with total page 252 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. New to the paperback edition is a preface that readdresses the question of the politics of deconstruction in the context of current discussion about the life and works of Paul de Man.
Book Synopsis A New History of French Literature by : Denis Hollier
Download or read book A New History of French Literature by Denis Hollier and published by Harvard University Press. This book was released on 1998-08-19 with total page 1200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Designed for the general reader, this splendid introduction to French literature from 842 A.D.—the date of the earliest surviving document in any Romance language—to the present decade is the most compact and imaginative single-volume guide available in English to the French literary tradition. In fact, no comparable work exists in either language. It is not the customary inventory of authors and titles but rather a collection of wide-angled views of historical and cultural phenomena. It sets before us writers, public figures, criminals, saints, and monarchs, as well as religious, cultural, and social revolutions. It gives us books, paintings, public monuments, even TV shows. Written by 164 American and European specialists, the essays are introduced by date and arranged in chronological order, but here ends the book’s resemblance to the usual history of literature. Each date is followed by a headline evoking an event that indicates the chronological point of departure. Usually the event is literary—the publication of an original work, a journal, a translation, the first performance of a play, the death of an author—but some events are literary only in terms of their repercussions and resonances. Essays devoted to a genre exist alongside essays devoted to one book, institutions are presented side by side with literary movements, and large surveys appear next to detailed discussions of specific landmarks. No article is limited to the “life and works” of a single author. Proust, for example, appears through various lenses: fleetingly, in 1701, apropos of Antoine Galland’s translation of The Thousand and One Nights; in 1898, in connection with the Dreyfus Affair; in 1905, on the occasion of the law on the separation of church and state; in 1911, in relation to Gide and their different treatments of homosexuality; and at his death in 1922. Without attempting to cover every author, work, and cultural development since the Serments de Strasbourg in 842, this history succeeds in being both informative and critical about the more than 1,000 years it describes. The contributors offer us a chance to appreciate not only French culture but also the major critical positions in literary studies today. A New History of French Literature will be essential reading for all engaged in the study of French culture and for all who are interested in it. It is an authoritative, lively, and readable volume.
Book Synopsis The Gay Science by : Eneas Sweetland Dallas
Download or read book The Gay Science by Eneas Sweetland Dallas and published by . This book was released on 1866 with total page 362 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. On the criticism of literature and art.
Book Synopsis The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics by : Stephen Cushman
Download or read book The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics by Stephen Cushman and published by Princeton University Press. This book was released on 2012-08-26 with total page 1680 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. The most important poetry reference for more than four decades—now fully updated for the twenty-first century Through three editions over more than four decades, The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics has built an unrivaled reputation as the most comprehensive and authoritative reference for students, scholars, and poets on all aspects of its subject: history, movements, genres, prosody, rhetorical devices, critical terms, and more. Now this landmark work has been thoroughly revised and updated for the twenty-first century. Compiled by an entirely new team of editors, the fourth edition—the first new edition in almost twenty years—reflects recent changes in literary and cultural studies, providing up-to-date coverage and giving greater attention to the international aspects of poetry, all while preserving the best of the previous volumes. At well over a million words and more than 1,000 entries, the Encyclopedia has unparalleled breadth and depth. Entries range in length from brief paragraphs to major essays of 15,000 words, offering a more thorough treatment—including expert synthesis and indispensable bibliographies—than conventional handbooks or dictionaries. This is a book that no reader or writer of poetry will want to be without. Thoroughly revised and updated by a new editorial team for twenty-first-century students, scholars, and poets More than 250 new entries cover recent terms, movements, and related topics Broader international coverage includes articles on the poetries of more than 110 nations, regions, and languages Expanded coverage of poetries of the non-Western and developing worlds Updated bibliographies and cross-references New, easier-to-use page design Fully indexed for the first time