It is too often forgotten that every Assyrian "historical" inscription functioned in a very specific context. This context influenced its content and the way in which it was perceived by ancient viewers and readers. Russell's goal is to address the reconstruction of the context of these inscriptions in order to elucidate their original impact. In the past, the palace inscriptions, including Assyrian palace inscriptions, have been published in composite editions with little or no reference to the provenience of the individual exemplars; in addition, the original excavation reports often were more interested in the content of the inscriptions than in their locations. To achieve the objective of placing these inscriptions in their original contexts and thereby provide a base for further study of them, and stimulated by two seasons of renewed excavations at Nineveh during which he studied many inscriptions in situ, Russell returned to the British Museum and Layard's original, handwritten notes from the 19th century excavations at Nineveh--the goal being to catalogue fully and as completely as possible the individual inscriptions and their locations. The results of Russell's labors are here published, including the first publication of several shorter inscriptions. The book is lavishly illustrated, both with museum photos and with photos by the author of many of the inscriptions in situ. The book will no doubt be the basis of all further study of the relationship between inscription and context in the palaces of the Assyrian kings.
The emotionally realistic and elegant portrait of mourning in the days and months following 9/11 As Renata, a linguist for the New York City Public Library, crosses the Brooklyn Bridge on her way to work one morning, she looks up to see a flash of orange and blue. Two planes have hit the World Trade Center, and with that, her world changes entirely. Renata’s connection to the tragedy grows deeper as her boyfriend, an overzealous social worker, begins to take care of a baby orphaned by the attacks. And then she meets a mute teenage girl in the rubble of the Twin Towers who may or may not be her long lost niece—a family connection as tenuous as it is painful. The winner of New York magazine’s Best Literary Fiction award in 2005, this novel evocatively represents the forms of grief in the wake of major trauma.
With tales of a gruesome murder, a typhoid epidemic, corrupt politicians, and a Japanese invasion, The Writing on the Wall was intended to shock its readers when it was published in 1921. Thinly disguised as a novel, it is a propaganda tract exhorting white British Columbians to greater vigilance to prevent greedy politicians from selling out to the Chinese and Japanese. It was also designed to convince eastern Canada of British Columbia's need for protections against an onslaught of the 'yellow peril.' This novel is not exceptional in its extreme racism; it reiterates almost every anti-oriental cliché circulating in British Columbia at the time of its publication. While modern readers will find the story horrifying and unbelievable, it is in fact based on real incidents. Many of the views expressed were only exaggerated versions of ideas held throughout the country about non-Anglo-Saxon immigrants. The Writing on the Wall is a vivid illustration of the fear and prejudice with which immigrants were regarded in the early twentieth century.
Escape to a charming seaside town, get to know the lively characters who call this community home, and discover the mysteries in Mary's Bookshop! When Mary and her sister Betty visit the Ivy Bay lighthouse with their friend Henry, Mary stumbles upon a crude map drawn on the wall. Henry wonders if it might be connected to his ancestor David, who was accused of stealing a large sum of money and a precious family heirloom. Mary decides to investigate, but solving a crime committed almost a century ago isn't easy ? and a surprising number of people don't want her to succeed.
Megan befriends him without knowing anything about his past. Donnie relinquishes his solitude to her for the same reason. Her mom's affection is suffocating. His mom randomly shifts from being indifferent to overprotective. Neither teens' father is there when they need him. Donnie and Megan have to escape. Their haven is a rented storage unit, where they reveal their secrets, conquer boredom, and change each other's lives forever. Original.
'Memoirs such as this will ensure we do not lose the struggle against "forgetting" - that sly accomplice of tyranny' Magda Szubanski In 1939, as Hitler's troops march on Prague, a Jewish couple makes a heartbreaking decision that will save their eight-year-old son's life but change their family forever. Australian journalist Juliet Rieden grew up in England in the 1960s and 70s always sensing that her family was different in some way. She longed to have relatives and knew precious little about her Czech father's childhood as a refugee. On the night before Juliet's father died, in 2006, Juliet's father suddenly looked up and said: 'The plane is in the hangar.' In the years after his death, Juliet comes to truly understand the significance of these words. On a trip to Prague she is shocked to see the Rieden name written many times over on the walls of the Pinkas Synagogue memorial. These names become the catalyst for a life-changing journey that uncovers a personal Holocaust tragedy of epic proportions. Juliet traces the grim fate of her father's cousins, aunts and uncles on visits to Auschwitz and Theresienstadt concentration camps and learns about the extremes of cruelty, courage and kindness. Then in a locked box in Britain's National Archives, she discovers a stash of documents including letters from her father that reveal intimate details of his struggle. Meticulously researched and beautifully told, this is the moving story of a woman's quest to piece together the hidden parts of her father's life and the unimaginable losses he was determined to protect his children from.
The 2008 global financial crisis has led to the re-emergence in public discourse of the idea that capitalism could end. For many, it was proof of the notion that capitalist civilisation has an endemic tendency towards crisis that will ultimately bring about its demise. Must we assume, however, that such an eventuality would inevitably result in the liberation of humanity, as many orthodox Marxists claim? Through a collection of specially revised essays, first published in France between 2007 and 2010, Anselm Jappe draws on the radical new perspective of “the critique of value” as a critical tool with which to understand today’s world and to re-examine the question of human emancipation. The Writing on the Wall offers a powerful new analysis of the decomposition of capitalism and its critics.
China constitutes a fifth of the world's population. Over the last twenty years its economy has doubled to make it the fifth largest economy in the world; if the pace is repeated over the next twenty it is set to become second only to the US. The speed of its development is stunning, a combination of cheap labour and commitment to science and technology that has never been matched by a developing country. The Pearl River Delta, Shanghai and Beijing have become city-regions whose growth and embrace of modernity strike the visitor with awesome force. This is a continent on the move, recovering the world position and wealth it once had. The re-emergence of China as a superpower constitutes the biggest challenge the world has had for more than a century. Never before in modern times has the financial, trade, economic and diplomatic world pecking order been so profoundly reconstituted with the challenger country itself in the grips of incredible ideological and political change. This is a transition both internally in China and externally in the world beyond beset by hazard and risk. The world's peace and prosperity depends upon it being executed successfully.
An account of experiences in childhood. Some beautiful adventures in the woods and fields that are gone but still remain as clear memories lost to present generations. Emotional, mental, and spiritual disturbances that remove or hide a childs potential for a natural progression of development in the social world are apparent. This book contains stories of injuries over many years and what patterns are formed creating separations in family relationships that have no chance of healthy development and interaction. With treatment by professionally trained psycho therapists, analysis and council may be give an astonding insightment for healing past injuries. Without the necessary compassion and understanding, a person does not evolve into a rewarding and hopeful lifestyle. This is not a simple book, nor is it complicated. It is an honest look at a life that has been allowed to heal and see, feel and experience a dimension of love never felt before. The words "You can't live in the past" are so much the desire of the injured party. Rebuilding the emotions connected with past injuries is the job of those equipped to restore sanity where possible. This is not a simple task. It takes a willingness to be open and search for honest truths and grieve each loss, and the losses are many. This is just one persons recollection and reason for seeking professional help. There is a proper assignment of blame, lies and cause. There are accumulations of shame from false beliefs all accumulated from abuse. Without the proper help, a person may experience over and over again and again the memories that cannont be stopped otherwise. "Sunset Sanitarium," could be anyone's home. The incidents of hidden abuse were written in a language that could not be ignored or forgotten. What was written over 60 years ago may be visible through the writing on the wall and stories told by the adult children who once lived there.
Praise for The Writing on the Wall: This fascinating little book offers up a procession of memories floating on the surface of the present. Ben Passikoff shows us that even in headlong New York Faulkner spoke the truth when he said, "the past is not history. It is not even over." A quiet unassuming gem of a book that captures how the tectonic shifts of New York's economy and urban development have left their mark on the surface of the city today. BENNO SCHMIDT, Chairman of the Board of the City University of New York and Former President of Yale University Ben Passikoff has created an important record of the cultural, social and commercial development of New York City in the 20th century. GERALD PROTHEROE, Ph.D. Chairman, History Department, The Browning School and author of Searching for Security in a New Europe Walking the streets of Manhattan, there is nothing more charming, more nostalgic, even more mystical, than the "Writing on the Wall" art of New York's fading past. The visual preservation of the handsomely lettered wall advertisements of yesteryear painted on the sides of our town's still standing buildings, passionately sought out and photographed by a respectful 16-year-old student, offers the most exciting visual concept for a book about New York in many a year. GEORGE LOIS, Legendary Ad Man and author of The Art of Advertising and Covering the 60's
Tracy wasn't surprised that her dad disapproved of Kev, with his hair in spikes, his Dayglo socks and all the rest of his punk gear. But she liked the way he looked and enjoyed going round with him. Besides, she was determined to have a good time before she had to get some boring job and settle down, like her sister Mary. That was why the trip to Holland seemed such a great idea. Of course it was Kev who suggested it, and Tracy knew that her parents would never let her go off with Kev, just the two of them. On the other hand, if there was a whole bunch of them going, including her friend Karen and some of the others from school, Dad might - just might - say yes. As things turned out, persuading Dad to say yes was only the beginning of her troubles. In fact so much went wrong that it was hard, afterwards, to remember the good bits, and it wasn't until the whole awful business was over that Tracy realised she should have seen what was going on all along.
This is one of Scandinavia's top crime writers in the tradition of Henning Mankell. It was one of those days in February of which there are far too many, despite its being the shortest month of the year. February is the year's parenthesis. The tax forms have already been sent in and the tourist season has not yet started: there is nothing on the schedule. Greyish-brown slush lay in the gutters and the hills around the city were barely visible through the fog. Like the golden buttons on the waistcoat of a forgotten snowman, you could just make out the lights of the funicular up the hillside and the street lamps were lit even in the middle of the day...In this crime drama detective Varg Veum's adventures lead him into a dark world of privileged teenage girls who have been drawn into drugs and prostitution. The situation worsens when the local judge is discovered in a luxury hotel, dead and clad only in women's lingerie. Called in by anxious parents to look for a missing daughter and explain the judge's death, Varg finds clues that lead him only deeper into Bergen's criminal underworld.
The debates and challenges in the controversial field of reading instruction covering the pendulum swings that have occurred historically in the teaching of reading, both in New Zealand and elsewhere. The trends that will shape reading instruction in the future is also discussed.