Full Description : "A handsome young man arrives in St Petersburg at the house of Marya Morevna. He is Koschei, the Tsar of Life, and he is Marya's fate. For years she follows him in love and in war, and bears the scars. But eventually Marya returns to her birthplace - only to discover a starveling city, haunted by death. Deathless is a fierce story of life and death, love and power, old memories, deep myth and dark magic, set against the history of Russia in the twentieth century. It is, quite simply, unforgettable.
Increased concentration after reading the book Deathless. In our crazy Internet world, attention is focused on millions of people in different directions at the same time, because we perform a number of tasks every day. One 5 minutes on average people will split their time between tasks, e-mail, watching, chatting with multiple people (using Gchat, skype etc.) Follow on Twitter, monitor your smartphone, and interact with colleagues. This type of behavior leads to increased stress and reduced productivity. Hachette UK"
Full Description : "This volume visits death in children’s literature from around the world, making a substantial contribution to the dialogue between the expanding fields of Childhood Studies, Children’s Literature, and Death Studies. Considering both textual and pictorial representations of death, contributors focus on the topic of death in children’s literature as a physical reality, a philosophical concept, a psychologically challenging adjustment, and/or a social construct. Essays covering literature from the US, Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, Canada, the UK, Sweden, Germany, Poland, Bulgaria, Brazil, Czechoslovakia, the Soviet Union, India, and Iran display a diverse range of theoretical and cultural perspectives. Carefully organized sections interrogate how classic texts have been adapted for the twenty-first century, how death has been politicized, ritualized, or metaphorized, and visual strategies for representing death, and how death has been represented within the context of play. Asking how different cultures present the concept of death to children, this volume is the first to bring together a global range of perspective on death in children’s literature and will be a valuable contribution to an array of disciplines.
Reading a Global Perspectives on Death in Children’s Literature book is very important to learn a new language, because foreign languages use foreign words to help them speak and write. This book presents a very educative and very helpful meaning in everyday life. Routledge"
Full Description : "Struggling to understand why her beloved grandfather left his family to die alone in a field hospital far from home, a young doctor in a war-torn Balkan country takes over her grandfather's search for a mythical ageless vagabond while referring to a worncopy of Rudyard Kipling's "The Jungle Book."
The Tiger's Wife, making writing skills better. This is in line with your capacity: Exposure to published, written works has greatly influenced his writing, as other writers rhythm, flow and observed style of writing, always affect your work. Just as musicians influence each other, and painters use techniques created by past masters, and writers study prose by reading other works. Random House Incorporated"
Full Description : "This book assists the busy professional with ready-to-use materials to present entertaining, educational, and age-appropriate programs that introduce young learners to countries and cultures around the world.
Travel the Globe: Story Times, Activities, and Crafts for Children, 2nd Edition can expand the words and meanings of symbols that are often seen daily. This applies to the above topics: the more you read, the more words you get, and they will definitely return to your daily dictionary. ABC-CLIO"
Full Description : "There Was, There Wasn't acts as a matryoshka, images and characters nesting inside each other, drifting in and out of linear order, subverting it into cyclical time. Bodies don't remain dead and the dead are in many ways more alive than the living. At the core of the narratives is a discussion of Charles Bernheim's theories of the decomposing venus as well as Gilles de Luz's discussions of dream theory, with little girls being the ideal candidates for moving in and out of the surrealist dream-state in search of truth and, in the case of many of the poems, lost memory. Character identity is even subverted and contorted as characters exchange places with one and other, acting multiple roles. This is particularly true of "The Art of Almost Raising the Dead" wherein Koschei the Deathless picks up the role of Lazarus in the aftermath of his resurrection. This loose interpretation and layering of Russian folklore characters allows for greater fluidity of time and space, as well as enableing interpretations and questions to be posed that otherwise might not be able to be expressed fully. This duality is also apparent in Baba Yaga who appears both trapped in a mirror and as a Mother Nature figure in separate poems. The overall structure of the collection itself acts in a similar matryoshka setting as each title comes from the place where Koschei's death is concealed, though leading not to death but a way back to a pseudo life, questioning resurrection and the ressurected. The overall goal of the collecting being to raise the question of whether or not the resurrected ever really return, and if they do can they ever be the same again, could they ever die?
Reading THERE WAS, THERE WASN'T can create great peace and inner peace. Reading spiritual texts can lower blood pressure and create a great sense of calm, but this shows that reading books with this genre helps people suffering from certain mood disorders and mild mental illness. no defined"
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Glas adds to the reader's knowledge. Everything you read will fill your head with new information, and you'll never know when it might be useful. The more knowledge you have, the better equipped to solve the problems you have faced. no defined"
Full Description : "A marvelous new collection of stories from Russian writers about childhood, including work by Andrei Bitov, Andrei Platonov, Ludmilla Ulitskaya, Zufar Gareev, Leonid Latynin, Alan Cherchesov, Anatoly Pristavkin, and the latest Booker Whiners Andre Sergeev and Sergei Gandlevsky.
Childhood, making writing skills better. This is in line with your capacity: Exposure to published, written works has greatly influenced his writing, as other writers rhythm, flow and observed style of writing, always affect your work. Just as musicians influence each other, and painters use techniques created by past masters, and writers study prose by reading other works. Ivan R. Dee Publisher"
Full Description : "From Stephen Mitchell, the renowned translator whose Iliad was named one of The New Yorker’s Favorite Books of 2011, comes a vivid new translation of the Odyssey, complete with textual notes and an illuminating introductory essay. The hardcover publication of the Odyssey received glowing reviews: The New York Times praised “Mitchell’s fresh, elegant diction and the care he lavishes on meter, [which] brought me closer to the transfigurative experience Keats describes on reading Chapman’s Homer”; Booklist, in a starred review, said that “Mitchell retells the first, still greatest adventure story in Western literature with clarity, sweep, and force”; and John Banville, author of The Sea, called this translation “a masterpiece.” The Odyssey is the original hero’s journey, an epic voyage into the unknown, and has inspired other creative work for millennia. With its consummately modern hero, full of guile and wit, always prepared to reinvent himself in order to realize his heart’s desire—to return to his home and family after ten years of war—the Odyssey now speaks to us again across 2,600 years. In words of great poetic power, this translation brings Odysseus and his adventures to life as never before. Stephen Mitchell’s language keeps the diction close to spoken English, yet its rhythms recreate the oceanic surge of the ancient Greek. Full of imagination and light, beauty and humor, this Odyssey carries you along in a fast stream of action and imagery. Just as Mitchell “re-energised the Iliad for a new generation” (The Sunday Telegraph), his Odyssey is the noblest, clearest, and most captivating rendition of one of the defining masterpieces of Western literature.
The Odyssey invites the reader to think positively, if you ever find yourself in a bad condition, remember that even if you can lose everything else, your work, your property, your money and even your health knowledge can never be removed from you. Simon and Schuster"
Full Description : "Forty years after disaster left Lower Manhattan submerged in thirty feet of water, the Drowning City has taken a turn for the weird, and Joe Golem is there to investigate. A mysterious and terrifying creature has been snatching children and pulling them into the depths of the canals, and those that drowned in the floods are coming back to the surface—alive. Collects the five-issue miniseries. “Do I recommend Joe Golem: Occult Detective? Absolutely. Without a shadow of a doubt. Yes.”—Big Comic Page “Mignola and Golden have crafted a masterful story that I thoroughly enjoyed.” —ComicBuzz
Joe Golem: Occult Detective Volume 1--The Rat Catcher and the Sunken Dead adds to the reader's knowledge. Everything you read will fill your head with new information, and you'll never know when it might be useful. The more knowledge you have, the better equipped to solve the problems you have faced. Dark Horse Comics"
Full Description : "Elena Rudina lives in the impoverished Russian countryside. Her father has been dead for years. One of her brothers has been conscripted into the Tsar's army, the other taken as a servant in the house of the local landowner. Her mother is dying, slowly, in their tiny cabin. And there is no food. But then a train arrives in the village, a train carrying untold wealth, a cornucopia of food, and a noble family destined to visit the Tsar in Saint Petersburg - a family that includes Ekaterina, a girl of Elena's age. When the two girls' lives collide, an adventure is set in motion, an escapade that includes mistaken identity, a monk locked in a tower, a prince travelling incognito, and - in a starring role only Gregory Maguire could have conjured - Baba Yaga, witch of Russian folklore, in her ambulatory house perched on chicken legs.
Increased concentration after reading the book Egg & Spoon. In our crazy Internet world, attention is focused on millions of people in different directions at the same time, because we perform a number of tasks every day. One 5 minutes on average people will split their time between tasks, e-mail, watching, chatting with multiple people (using Gchat, skype etc.) Follow on Twitter, monitor your smartphone, and interact with colleagues. This type of behavior leads to increased stress and reduced productivity. no defined"
Full Description : "What really happened to Anastasia Romanov? Anastasia Romanov thought she would never feel more alone than when the gunfire started and her family began to fall around her. Surely the bullets would come for her next. But they didn't. Instead, two gnarled old hands reached for her. When she wakes up she discovers that she is in the ancient hut of the witch Baba Yaga, and that some things are worse than being dead. In modern-day Chicago, Anne doesn't know much about Russian history. She is more concerned about getting into a good college—until the dreams start. She is somewhere else. She is someone else. And she is sharing a small room with a very old woman. The vivid dreams startle her, but not until a handsome stranger offers to explain them does she realize her life is going to change forever. She is the only one who can save Anastasia. But, Anastasia is having her own dreams…
Dreaming Anastasia well-written books can turn you into something different from others, because the article will keep you from lazing around and maintaining your current quality, allowing you to feel relaxed and let your body and soul relax. Sourcebooks, Inc."
Full Description : "Every city contains secret places. Moscow in the tumultuous 1990s is no different, its citizens seeking safety in a world below the streets—a dark, cavernous world of magic, weeping trees, and albino jackdaws, where exiled pagan deities and faery-tale creatures whisper strange tales to those who would listen. Galina is a young woman caught, like her contemporaries, in the seeming lawlessness of the new Russia. In the midst of this chaos, her sister Maria turns into a jackdaw and flies away—prompting Galina to join Yakov, a policeman investigating a rash of recent disappearances. Their search will take them to the underground realm of hidden truths and archetypes, to find themselves caught between reality and myth, past and present, honor and betrayal . . . the secret history of Moscow.
The Secret History of Moscow, making writing skills better. This is in line with your capacity: Exposure to published, written works has greatly influenced his writing, as other writers rhythm, flow and observed style of writing, always affect your work. Just as musicians influence each other, and painters use techniques created by past masters, and writers study prose by reading other works. Prime Books"