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The End of the Alphabet

By CS Richardson
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  • Publisher : Anchor Canada
  • Isbn : 0307371948
  • Pages : 160
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 122
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Ambrose Zephyr and his wife Zappora Ashkenazi (“Zipper”) have achieved a happy and balanced life together. She is the yin to his yang. He is the only man she has loved without adjustment. The two live contentedly in a narrow London terrace full of books. That contentment is thrown into turmoil on or about Ambrose’s fiftieth birthday, when they receive the news that he has contracted a mysterious illness that will most certainly lead to his death within the month. In panicked delirium, from beneath their bed Ambrose withdraws an oxblood suitcase containing the ephemera of his long-suppressed life’s ambition: to travel the world in a pilgrimage through the alphabet, from Amsterdam to Zanzibar. Scuttling the responsibilities of their respectably successful careers, the two set off on an urgent voyage through real and imagined geographies of place, of history, of art, and of love. Zipper is continually frustrated by Ambrose’s reticence, but loves him beyond all measure. And Ambrose well appreciates his miraculous good fortune in having Zipper by his side, drawing out the best in him. Zipper does not completely understand Ambrose’s compulsion to pursue his childhood dream, but her commitment to him is absolute and so she, too, is compelled to make this journey. In Amsterdam, they revisit past debates on beauty and art. In Berlin, they weigh the burdens of history. In the glow of the Chartres windows, they explore the stations of life. In Deauville, they fondly recall their youthful love. At “E,” Ambrose adjusts his long-drafted itinerary, crossing out Elba and replacing it with the Eiffel Tower of Zipper’s beloved Paris, the city of their first predestined encounter. While resting in Florence beside the youthfully vital David, they meet a chivalrous old man who shares his insight into enduring romance. It is in Giza that Ambrose begins to falter as he climbs a pyramid, and they miss Haifa thanks to a sandstorm. In Istanbul, they realize that Ambrose can go no further and they must return to their London terrace. But their voyage is not over. The two continue their odyssey, no longer via plane and rail, but now through the power of shared desire and love. The wise words of a hallucinatory camel in Ambrose’s fevered dream ring out to them with equanimity: “Why, you ask? There is no why, Master Zephyr. Life goes on. Death goes on. Love goes on. It is all as simple as that.” In the tradition of romantic legend and fable, The End of the Alphabet is a lovingly rendered, richly nuanced treatise on the nature of true and enduring love. The story of Ambrose and Zappora is a precious gift, one that illuminates a pathway to the return of balance and joy after unthinkable loss.

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(1) The current edition of book Army public schools br>PGT/TGT/PRT recruitment part A: has been designed for the aspirants preparing to clear online screening test conducted by Army welfare education society (AWES) for the post of br>PGT/TGT/PRT teachers in 137 Army public schools across India. (2) The book broadly covers the subjects: General Awareness, Mental Ability, English Comprehension, educational concepts & methodology and information Technology. (3) The chapters of this book contain deep theory followed by the sets of practice questions at the end to ensure revision of the concepts covered in all sections. (4) The book consists Chapterwise practice exercises, questions with explanations to total covering the whole syllabus of examination. To help the students practice the concepts discussed in the chapters, practice exercises (MCQs) have been provided at the end of each br>Chapter with hints detailed solutions. (5) with this book you can grasp the skills and the clear concepts which asks in various examinations. Written in crisp, clear and easy to understand language with proper illustrations wherever necessary, this book provides detailed information on the subject. Features: all sections namely General Awareness, Mental Ability, English Comprehension, educational concepts & methodology and information Technology have been thoroughly discussed, followed by practice questions. The book follows latest exam paper pattern for the br>PGT/TGT/PRT teachers’ exam.

The Muse at Play

By Jan Kwapisz,David Petrain,Mikolaj Szymanski
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
  • Isbn : 3110270617
  • Pages : 429
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 125
  • File Pdf: the-muse-at-play.pdf

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Riddles and other word games are widespread in classical literature and played a crucial role in shaping Greek and Roman cultural discourses, yet few efforts have been made to treat them in all their variety and complexity. This volume, the fruit of a conference held in May 2011 by the Institute of Classical Studies of the University of Warsaw, gathers contributions on a range of topics linked by the theme of linguistic play. With its broad spectrum of approaches, the book serves as companion to a fascinating but somewhat neglected area of ancient culture - the domain of the Playful Muse.

Shadow Distance

By Gerald A. Vizenor
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Wesleyan University Press
  • Isbn : 081957273X
  • Pages : 372
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 220
  • File Pdf: shadow-distance.pdf

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Author of The Heirs of Columbus, Hotline Healers, Interior Landscapes, Crossbloods, and numerous other works, Gerald Vizenor is one of the century's most important and prolific Native American writers. Drawing on the best work of an acclaimed career, Shadow Distance: A Gerald Vizenor Reader reveals the wide range of his imagination and the evolution of his central themes. This compelling collection includes not only selections from Vizenor's innovative fiction, but also poetry, autobiography, essays, journalism, and the previously unpublished screenplay "Harold of Orange," winner of the Film-in-the-Cities national screenwriting competition. Whether focusing on Native American tricksters or legal and financial claims of tribal sovereignty, Vizenor continually underscores the diversities of modern traditions, the mixed ethnicity that characterizes those who claim Native American origin, and cultural permeability of an increasingly commercial, global world. A. Robert Lee of the University of Kent at Canterbury, England, provides a lucid introduction to this writer whose "radically self-aware and contemporary satiric tricksterism . . . as easily invokes Jabés, Barthes, Lyotard, or Foucault as bear ceremonial, ghost dance, or dream-catcher."

Edinburgh Companion to Ancient Greece and Rome

By Edward Bispham
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Isbn : 0748627146
  • Pages : 616
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 664
  • File Pdf: edinburgh-companion-to-ancient-greece-and-rome.pdf

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The Edinburgh Companion, newly available in paperback, is a gateway to the fascinating worlds of ancient Greece and Rome. Wide-ranging in its approach, it demonstrates the multifaceted nature of classical civilisation and enables readers to gain guidance in drawing together the perspectives and methods of different disciplines, from philosophy to history, from poetry to archaeology, from art history to numismatics, and many more.


By Gautam Chauhan
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Prabhat Prakashan
  • Isbn : 9390906938
  • Pages :
  • Category : Study Aids
  • Reads : 794
  • File Pdf: nda-na-ssb-interview-guide.pdf

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Classical Hebrew Poetry

By Wilfred G. E. Watson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Isbn : 0567434168
  • Pages : 455
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 912
  • File Pdf: classical-hebrew-poetry.pdf

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In spite of debatable issues, such as metre, we now know enough about classical Hebrew poetry to be able to understand how it was composed. This large-scale manual, rich in detail, exegesis and bibliography, provides guidelines for the analysis and appreciation of Hebrew verse. Topics include oral poetry, metre, parallelism and forms of the strophe and stanza. Sound patterns and imagery are also discussed. A lengthy chapter sets out a whole range of other poetic devices and the book closes with a set of worked examples of Hebrew poetry. Throughout, other ancient Semitic verse has been used for comparison and the principles of modern literary criticism have been applied.

Computer Image Processing and Recognition

By Ernest Hall
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Isbn : 0323144802
  • Pages : 604
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Reads : 233
  • File Pdf: computer-image-processing-and-recognition.pdf

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Computer Image Processing and Recognition

Services Selection Board (SSB) Interviews

By Maj (Retd) Ravindran Vasudevan
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Jaico Publishing House
  • Isbn : 8184959338
  • Pages : 412
  • Category : Study Aids
  • Reads : 658
  • File Pdf: services-selection-board.pdf

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Clash of Symbols

By Stephen Webb
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 3319713507
  • Pages : 245
  • Category : Science
  • Reads : 248
  • File Pdf: clash-of-symbols.pdf

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From the ampersat and amerpsand, via smileys and runes to the ubiquitous presence of mathematical and other symbols in sciences and technology: both old and modern documents abound with many familiar as well as lesser known characters, symbols and other glyphs. Yet, who would be readily able to answer any question like: ‘who chose π to represent the ratio of a circle’s diameter to its circumference?’ or ‘what’s the reasoning behind having a ⌘ key on my computer keyboard?’ This book is precisely for those who have always asked themselves this sort of questions. So, here are the stories behind one hundred glyphs, the book being evenly divided into five parts, with each featuring 20 symbols. Part 1, called Character sketches, looks at some of the glyphs we use in writing. Part 2, called Signs of the times, discusses some glyphs used in politics, religion, and other areas of everyday life. Some of these symbols are common; others are used only rarely. Some are modern inventions; others, which seem contemporary, can be traced back many hundreds of years. Part 3, called Signs and wonders, explores some of the symbols people have developed for use in describing the heavens. These are some of the most visually striking glyphs in the book, and many of them date back to ancient times. Nevertheless their use — at least in professional arenas — is diminishing. Part 4, called It’s Greek to me, examines some symbols used in various branches of science. A number of these symbols are employed routinely by professional scientists and are also familiar to the general public; others are no longer applied in a serious fashion by anyone — but the reader might still meet them, from time to time, in older works. The final part of the book, Meaningless marks on paper, looks at some of the characters used in mathematics, the history of which one can easily appreciate with only a basic knowledge of mathematics. There are obviously countless others symbols. In recent years the computing industry has developed Unicode and it currently contains more than 135 000 entries. This book would like to encourage the curious reader to take a stroll through Unicode, to meet many characters that will delight the eye and, researching their history, to gain some fascinating insights. ​