Zone, where something unbelievable happens, terrific or on the contrary - something light and nice, from some point of view, of course. Zone stalkers, are the only ones who can enter it, and the main thing - to survive and leave it alive.
A collection of short stories, some funny, with twist endings. O.Henrys style is witty, but sometimes difficult to understand. He often introduces his stories with his view on American history and society, which is not always easy to understand for the modern reader. The stories are inventive and creative. A nice discovery. - Paul Groos William Sydney Porter (September 11, 1862 - June 5, 1910), known by his pen name O. Henry, was an American short story writer. His stories are known for their surprise endings.
This volume stems from a conference held at Princeton University, which brought together leading scholars in the study of ancient religions. Claims to divine revelation are not simply a common trope in ancient religious texts: they often determine the structure of these texts and of the communities that produce them. The authors of the studies collected here examine the literary and social functions of revelation in late antiquity from early Christianity and rabbinic Judaism to early Islam, contributing both to our understanding of the phenomenon of revelation as well as to the study of the great transformations, interactions, and tensions typical of this important period. Table of contents: Philippa Townsend and Moulie Vidas: Introduction: Revelation, Literature, Community, and Late Antiquity Annette Yoshiko Reed: Pseudepigraphy and/as Prophecy: Continuity and Transformation in the Formation and Reception of Early Enochic Writings Christine Trevett: Prophets, Economics, and the Rites of Man Pavlos Avlamis: Isis and the People in the Life of Aesop John D. Turner: Revelation as the Path to Ignorance: The Sethian Platonizing Apocalypse Allogenes Gregory Shaw: T he Souls Innate Gnosis of the Gods: Revelation in Iamblichean Theurgy Daniel L. Schwartz: Keeping Secrets and Making Christians: Catechesis and the Revelation of the Christian Mysteries Eduard Iricinschi: Tam pretiosi codices vestri : Hebrew Scriptures and Persian Books in Augustines Anti-Manichaean Writings Azzan Yadin-Israel: Rabbi Aqiva: Midrash and the Site of Revelation Martha Himmelfarb: Revelation and Rabbinization in Sefer Zerubbabel and Sefer Eliyyahu Yuhan Sohrab-Dinshaw Vevaina: Miscegenation, Mixture, and Mixed Iron: The Hermeneutics, Historiography, and Cultural Poesis of the Four Ages in Zoroastrianism Michael E. Pregill: Ahab, Bar Kokhba, Muhammad, and the Lying Spirit: Prophetic Discourse before and after the Rise of Islam Patricia Crone: Angels versus Humans as Messengers of God: The View of the Qur?a?nic Pagans
Frontier story of Logan Hewitt and his wife Lucinda and their trials and travails as a pioneer family in Arizona. Story proceeds through development of the automobile and World War I. This is a tale of a single family, told mostly from the point of view of the woman who left comfort to move west and marry her sweetheart. It is also a very nice lens by which we can see the growth and change in this country. Through the Huetts eyes we see the world grow and change, while the patriarch, Logan, clings to his dream of 30,000 cattle. Ends with family starting over after being swindled out of almost a million dollars and two sons being killed in the war. Although the story has some sadness to it, the family demonstrates an ability to overcome all obstacles, including loss of loved ones and family wealth. An inspiring, uplifting story.
When Mark comes to Pleasant Mountain to make a porn movie he turns the small Western town upside down. The economy is failing and working in porn provides a number of ways for locals to dig out of their entrenched lives. Lennox, the movies investor and the owner of Taboo Investments, arrives with his own darker agenda. While he wants the movie to be made, he has more personal plans for Lana, the towns banker and the sexually frustrated mayor and her lawyer sister. The plans, temptations, and delights he offers each of them are quite different. And he even has a strategy for getting rid of the husband of Jeri, their choice among the locals for the leading lady in their film. ----- PG Excerpt ----- The hot summer sun poured in through the downstairs windows of the old hotel. By late morning, despite opening the windows, it was baking hot in the lobby and the office. Jeri only wore a short skirt, panties, and a thin tee shirt, but even then, they were soaked. Outside, in the back alley, she could hear the two men who were working to get the air conditioner unit running again. Trying to resuscitate the ancient unit, the head man had called it. They couldnt afford a new one and fixing the old one was taking time. Of course, here it was July already, in the worst heat, and the men were just getting to it. That was one of the hassles of life in a small town, getting things done. Pleasant Mountain had a lot going for it, but a ready supply of reliable repairmen wasnt one of them. Even if they werent everything she could wish for that way, the younger guy was nice to look at, real eye candy. Unfortunately, watching him made her feel even warmer. His name was Greg and from the moment he showed up, her thoughts had focused on how nice it would be to get him alone and do a lot more than look. He was probably not much more than twenty-one, so a few years younger than she was, with broad shoulders, rippling biceps, and an engaging smile. All that was enhanced by the bulging crotch of his jeans. The sight made her smile to herself. While Robert, her husband, wasnt tiny, he was no porn star. This Greg, however... She couldnt help but wonder what he offered a girl. That Robert had been ignoring her for far too long now added to her hunger and made her more than a little curious. As the day wore on, Greg took off his shirt, giving her a view that was even nicer. Unfortunately, it was also a lot more frustrating. The old guy, his boss, was around all the time, showing him how to do the work. Hed start Greg on something and hover around him to see that he did it right. Greg would glance at her from time to time, so Jeri made sure Greg could see her. She flashed him interested smiles. Maybe that could lead somewhere. Whenever Greg came into the office for anything, shed do something to get his attention. Once he came in while she was sitting in her chair and she put her long, bare leg up on the desk and stroked it, turning it like she was rubbing lotion into it. Shed always been told she had sexy legs and the look on his face told her he knew she was doing it for him. The next time, she pretended to ignore him but turned sideways so hed see her in profile, get a look at her breasts and the way they showed through the sweaty cotton. And Robert was gone. Hed been there when the men first arrived. Hed gone over the work with them and then holed himself up in their little apartment that was alongside the office at the back of the building. He said hed be going over the accounts, see if they couldnt stall payments to some vendors and maybe make some calls to get travel agents interested in booking the hotel. The truth was that they had money problems that added to her stress. Anything he could do that would improve the cash flow would be helpful. Unfortunately, she had come to learn that Robert wasnt the most creative guy shed ever known, in or out of bed.
Thistextbook analyzes some central phenomena of the sound system of standard Southern British English and General American in the framework of Cognitive Linguistics and Construction Grammar. The sound patterns are examined from the point of view of the central function of language, that is, the expression of meaning. The topics covered range from articulatory phonetics and the more abstract phonological systems to word stress and intonation. The target readership includes both students and teachers of English and linguistics. Riitta Välimaa-Blum , Université de Nice, France.
From Miss Herediths point of view, a girl who smoked and talked slang lacked any sense of the dignity of the high position to which she had been called. She was in every way unfitted to become mother of the next male Heredith -- if, indeed, she consented to bear an heir at all. It was Miss Herediths constant regret that Phil had not married some nice girl of the county, in his own station of life, instead of a London girl. And now she was unwilling to wear the ancestral pearls, and was leaving them in her jewel box there in her room . . . Such thoughts were immediately dashed from her mind, however -- and she nearly tumbled, descending the staircase in her hurry. Vincent, at the table with the other guests, had risen at the sound of her hurrying feet. Oh, Vincent, I was just coming for you -- something terrible must have happened! Miss Meredith began, in a broken, sobbing voice. I was going upstairs to my room -- when I heard the scream, and then the shot. They must have come from Violets room! Arthur John Rees (1872-1942), was an Australian mystery writer.
Intercultural education promises to make living and working together under the conditions of strangeness and migration easier. Nevertheless, there are unresolvable conflicts - and more cultural knowledge often leads to greater disorientation. Is this educational approach about to fail? Can intercultural learning integrate experiences of failure? To reflect on practice, Sabine Aydts transdisciplinary essay employs several hypothetical concepts - from shipwrecks to tragedies and intruders. She points out ways of dealing with crises and loss of autonomy in the context of strangeness and thus opens our view to unexpected transitions to another, playful approach to cultural learning. Sabine Aydt (Mag.a iur. Dr. phil.) arbeitet an kulturwissenschaftlichen Themen, lehrt und berät zu Interkulturellen Kompetenzen und Migrationsgesellschaft. Sie ist Mitbegründerin des Bildungsnetzwerks NIC - Networking Inter Cultures.
This book reviews the history of the interface between morpho-syntax and phonology roughly since World War II. Structuralist and generative interface thinking is presented chronologically, but also theory by theory from the point of view of a historically interested observer who however in the last third of the book distills lessons in order to assess present-day interface theories, and to establish a catalogue of properties that a correct interface theory should or must not have. The book also introduces modularity, the rationalist theory of the (human) cognitive system that underlies the generative approach to language, from a Cognitive Science perspective. Modularity is used as a referee for interface theories in the book. Finally, the book locates the interface debate in the landscape of current minimalist syntax and phase theory and fosters intermodular argumentation: how can we use properties of morpho-syntactic theory in order to argue for or against competing theories of phonology (and vice-versa)? Tobias Scheer , University of Nice, France.
Hayden was back in New York again after several years spent in the uttermost parts of the earth. He had been building railroads in South America, Africa, and China, and had maintained so many lodges in this or that wilderness that he really feared he might be curiously awkward in adapting himself to the conventional requirements of civilization. In his long roundabout journey home he had stopped for a few weeks in both London and Paris; but to his mental discomfort, they had but served to accentuate his loneliness and whet his longings for the dear, unforgotten life of his native city, that intimate, easy existence, wherein relatives, not too near, congenial friends and familiar haunts played so important a part. On the journey from London he had felt like a boy going home for the most delightful holidays after a long period in school, and to calm and render more normal his elation, he told himself frequently as he drew nearer his native shores that he was letting himself in for a terrible disappointment; that all this happy anticipation, this belief, an intuition almost, that some delightful surprise awaited him, was the result of many lonely musings under the cold remote stars in virgin forests and wide deserts, a fleeting mirage born of homesickness. But all these cautions and warnings and efforts to stifle this irrepressible and joyous expectation were quite unavailing and, as he decided after he had been home a week, equally unnecessary, for the unaccustomed, piquant sense of anticipation remained with him and gave a flavor to his days which in themselves were not lacking in flavor; for merely to look, to loiter, to play at an exquisite and to him exotic leisure was infinitely agreeable. The more delightful, indeed, because it was merely temporary. Hayden had come to New York with a definite purpose in view and his recreations were purely incidental. His cousin, Kitty Hampton, was expressing her envy of him one winter morning as they were strolling down the Avenue together. Now it should be explained that Mrs. Warren Hampton, even if she was small to insignificance and blond to towness, thus increasing her resemblance to a naughty little boy, was nevertheless a very important person socially. I wish I could get up some of your nice, fresh enthusiasm, Robert, she said discontentedly. Everything seems awfully stupid to me.