Living With A Dead Language

Living With A Dead Language

Living With A Dead Language

After thirty-five years as a book editor in New York City, Ann Patty stopped working and moved to the country. Bored, aimless, and lost in the woods, she hoped to challenge her restless, word-loving brain by beginning a serious study of Latin at local colleges. As she begins to make sense of Latin grammar and syntax, her studies open unexpected windows into her own life. Along the way, she meets an impassioned cast of characters: professors, students and classicists outside of academia who keep Latin very much alive.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Ann Patty
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2017-06-06
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : 9781101980231


Living With A Dead Language

Living With A Dead Language

“A delightful mix of grammar and growth, words and wonder.” – The Washington Post An entertaining exploration of the richness and relevance of the Latin language and literature, and an inspiring account of finding renewed purpose through learning something new and challenging After thirty-five years as a book editor in New York City, Ann Patty stopped working and moved to the country. Bored, aimless, and lost in the woods, she hoped to challenge her restless, word-loving brain by beginning a serious study of Latin at local colleges. As she begins to make sense of Latin grammar and syntax, her studies open unexpected windows into her own life. The louche poetry of Catullus calls up her early days in 1970s New York, Lucretius elucidates her intractable drivenness and her attraction to Buddhism, while Ovid’s verse conjures a delightful dimension to the flora and fauna that surround her. Women in Roman history, and an ancient tomb inscription give her new understanding and empathy for her tragic, long deceased mother. Finally, Virgil reconciles her to her new life—no longer an urban exile, but a rustic scholar, writer and teacher. Along the way, she meets an impassioned cast of characters: professors, students and classicists outside of academia who keep Latin very much alive. Written with humor, heart, and an infectious enthusiasm for words, Patty’s book is an object lesson in how learning and literature can transform the past and lead to an unexpected future.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Ann Patty
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2016-06-14
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : 9781101980248


The Lake Of Dead Languages

The Lake Of Dead Languages

“A gothic and elegant page-turner.”—The Boston Globe Twenty years ago, Jane Hudson fled the Heart Lake School for Girls in the Adirondacks after a terrible tragedy. The week before her graduation, in that sheltered wonderland, three lives were taken, all victims of suicide. Only Jane was left to carry the burden of a mystery that has stayed hidden in the depths of Heart Lake for more than two decades. Now Jane has returned to the school as a Latin teacher, recently separated and hoping to make a fresh start with her young daughter. But ominous messages from the past dredge up forgotten memories. And young, troubled girls are beginning to die again–as piece by piece the shattering truth slowly floats to the surface. . . .

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Carol Goodman
Publisher : Ballantine Books
Release : 2005-12-27
Total Pages : 432 Pages
ISBN : 9780345490919


Lectures On The Science Of Language

Lectures On The Science Of Language

Reproduction of the original: Lectures on the Science of Language by Max Muller

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Max Muller
Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
Release : 2020-08-05
Total Pages : 220 Pages
ISBN : 9783752414165


The Contemporary Review

The Contemporary Review

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Genre : Great Britain
Author :
Publisher :
Release : 1895
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : UOM:39015022683877


Dead Languages

Dead Languages

In Dead Languages by David Shields, Jeremy Zorn's mother tries unsuccessfully to coax him into saying "Philadelphia," and his life becomes framed by his unwieldy attempts at articulation. Through family rituals with his word-obsessed parents and sister, failed first love, an ill-fated run for class president, as the only Jewish boy on an otherwise all-black basketball team, all of the passages of Jeremy's life are marked in some way by his stutter and his wildly off-the-mark attempts at a cure. It is only when he enters college and learns his strong-willed mother is dying that he realizes all languages, when used as hiding places for the heart, are dead ones.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : David Shields
Publisher : Graywolf Press
Release : 2011-07-05
Total Pages : 246 Pages
ISBN : 1555970303


The Living Age

The Living Age

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Genre : Literature
Author :
Publisher :
Release : 1851
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : CORNELL:31924079610725


The Practical Study Of Languages

The Practical Study Of Languages

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Genre : Language and languages
Author : Henry Sweet
Publisher :
Release : 1900
Total Pages : 280 Pages
ISBN : UOM:39015025909469


An Introduction To Language

An Introduction To Language

"An Introduction to Language" helps shape readers' understanding of what language "is," how it "works," and why it is both elegantly complex and yet essential to who we are. Presenting a scientific approach to language-in-use - investigated through wide-ranging examples from Old English to contemporary pop culture - it invites students to consider what qualities of language comprise everyday communication skills, be they sounds, words, phrases, or conversation. Providing an introductory tour of language variation, Hazen deconstructs the idea of 'right' and 'wrong' English, and explores the narrow interpretations society places on language. Each chapter features exercises that help students engage with key concepts and directly observe the patterns that are part of all human language, its social nuances, and inherent variation. Ideal for those coming to the subject for the first time, "An Introduction to Language" offers an engaging tour through the rich texture of language, and the ways in which we use and understand it today.

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Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
Author : Kirk Hazen
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2014-08-25
Total Pages : 456 Pages
ISBN : 9780470658963


A Dead Language

A Dead Language

Benjamin Franklin Pinkerton - the faithless young naval lieutenant who abandons Madam Butterfly - was glimpsed fleetingly in Peter Rushforth's previous novel, Pinkerton's Sister. Now Ben steps out of the shadows and into the centre of the stage, a young man haunted by the desolation of his boyhood years, unable to show or respond to love. He's about to sail for Japan. But his imminent departure conjures up the life he and his sister have led, and the monstrous act for which he is most remembered: the rejection and destruction of a pure and loving heart. What happened to him then will mark his whole life. He is his own man, but he is also his sister's brother. Once again, in his mastery of language, his extraordinary imagination, his superb sense of time and place, Peter Rushforth has given the world a second masterpiece, ranking alongside, or surpassing, his earlier triumph.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Peter Rushforth
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2015-04-09
Total Pages : 656 Pages
ISBN : 9781471151033