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  • Story The Death Of An Author
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    Critique of 'Death of the Author' The title to the story 'The Death of an Author,' by Roland Barthes, suggests this story may be a fictional novel about the story of an author's death. Perhaps one might pick it up, and skim the foreword in hopes that beneath the cover of this book there would be a mystery, a story of detectives, eye-witnesses, clues, and a puzzle for the reader to solve. Before I read this story, the title 'The Death of an Author' brought to my imagination the biography of a wri...
  • Susanna Kaysen The Author
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    Girl, Interrupted Part I: Critical Analysis Author: Susanna Kaysen. Girl, Interrupted: New York Division of Random House. Inc 1993.1. What is the author's topic? The author's topic is about a teenager name Susanna Kaysen. At 18 she voluntarily turned herself into McLean Hospital. 2. Identify the author's main idea (s). In other words, what is the main point the author is attempting to make about the book? The author's has 2 main points; one point is about her two-year stay McLean hospital. The s...
  • Worse Drugs And Other Things
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    I read the book, Go Ask Alice. The author was anonymous. The main character was a girl, and her name was not mentioned. It was written as a diary. I thought that this book was very interesting because it was true; it is based on an actual diary of a fifteen-year-old drug user. In the beginning, she has a break up with her boyfriend and is anorexic. She eats very little. She overcomes that obstacle though. The girl moves because her father gets a job at a university as a professor. She moves with...
  • Author Pelzer
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    A Child Called 'It': One Child's Courage to Survive Click here to compare prices for this book from 100 stores Author: Dave Pelzer ISBN: 1558743669 Publisher: HCI Date published: 1995-09-01 Edition: Format: Paperback Number of pages: 195 Size: Related Books: All Editions Similar Books Click here to compare prices for this book from 100 stores Synopsis: David J. Pelzer's mother, Catherine Roerva, was, he writes in this ghastly, fascinating memoir, a devoted den mother to the Cub Scouts in her car...
  • Owners Writing In The Books
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    [English Regents-Part I] Recently I heard a speech from Dr. Mortimer Alder about the value of book ownership is that readers can write in their books. I believe that Dr. Mortimer Alder is correct. There are two ways to own a book the first way is the property right you establish by paying for it, just like you pay for clothes and furniture. The second way of owning a book is make it part of yourself, best way to make yourself is to writing in it. I proposal that school district should provide pe...
  • Clumbus
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    The book begins with a young Christopher Clumbus staring out in to the ocean. Where he begins to think about sailing across the ocean to the Indies. ThenClumbus goes to the king and asks for a charter to find a new trade route. He eventually grants Clumbus the charter, and Clumbus gathers his ships. Then the author vividly describes the voyage across the ocean. He also discusses all the problems that faced Clumbus, such as the mutiny of his crew due to the long voyage. Once Clumbus reached the N...
  • Civil Service Examination System Of Imperial China
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    The Civil Service Examination System of Imperial China served as a qualification system for scholars who wanted to become officials in the Chinese government. Many young men spent their entire lives studying the Four Books, the Five Classics, and memorizing Chinese characters in order to attempt to pass these examinations. The book, China's Examination Hell, written by Ichi sada Miyazaki and translated by Conrad Schirokauer, describes the lengthy, and often rigorous process of taking Civil Servi...
  • Author's Arguments
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    Carol Tavris's The Mismeasure of Women offers the reader insight into the inequality and problems women face in society. I approached this book with the assumption that it would glorify women and belittle men. I figured that the author would blame all the problems women face on men. After completing the book I had a very different opinion. The author looked to society for the actual source of women's inequality and never placed the blame on any one group of people. The book explains that althoug...
  • Book's Worst Feature
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    Reading Report The Puritan Dilemma Author: Edmund S. Morgan New York 1999 I. Subject. This book is a short biography about John Winthrop. In this book Morgan outlines how Winthrop struggled with the dilemma, first internally, as he dealt with the question of whether traveling to the New World represented a selfish form of separatism, the desire to separate himself from an impure England, or whether, as he eventually determined, it offered a unique opportunity to set an example for all men by est...
  • Opinion Of Author Ed Millican
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    Within the pages of One United People: The Federalist Papers and the National Idea, author Ed Millican dissects not only The Federalist piece by piece, but scrutinizes numerous works of other authors in regards to the papers written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay. As a result, a strong conclusion asserts that the motives of The Federalist was to create a sturdy nation-state but above all, that American polity is far more complex than pluralism and a free-market economy. The v...
  • Actual Author Of The Text
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    "The striking peculiarity of Shakespeare's mind is its power of communication with all other minds". This is the first quotation that really jumped out at me. I have always wondered what make some books really popular while other books tend to just fizzle out and never really get much acclaim. Why do books like The Da Vinci Code go to the top of the New York Times bestseller list while others like Literature, Criticism and Theory never even come close to achieving the audience of the former? Thi...
  • Several Parts
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    PLOT OUTLINE By: Ivan Tarnawsky This book starts in the pre-revolutionary time. At the beginning of the book, Johnny T remain, is working as an apprentice to Mr. Lapham. Mr. Lapham is a blacksmith. Johnny's parents died in a fire several years before, and this is why he lived with the Laphams. He worked there with enthusiasm for several years until he hurt his arm, scolding it in hot metal. After the accident, Mr. Lapham told Johnny that he needs to find a different profession, but he can stay w...
  • Style Of Writing In His Previous Books
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    Uh-Oh: Some Observations From Both Sides of The Refrigerator Door Book By Robert Fulghum Report by (Your Name Here) Uh-Oh was written by Robert Fulghum, it is 244 pages long and was published by Villard Books. This book is a collection of small stories pertaining to the life of the author, and also his opinions, thoughts, and philosophies. There are no specific characters that are through the book except the author. This is not a novel, but yet it does continue some of the ideas written in his p...
  • Narration And Description In The Book Homesick
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    Sela Ward, the author of Homesick believes her family shows her everyday what a home truly is. Keeping in touch with her Southern roots is a chronic part of her life. This paper will share with you ideas about the book Homesick in addition to how it relates to my life and English 121. The book Homesick relates to my life in many ways. Like the author I feel the best gift my parents give me is spending family time together. Another way I can relate is that I get rapture from spending time with my...
  • Writing The Review Your Book Review
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    How to Review A Book Book reviews are designed to give readers a birds-eye view of a book, and to help the reader determine if they want to read the book. As a reviewer, you are the authority because you have read the book, and you are giving your professional opinions. For this project, your audience is not the teacher but the student body of your school. As you write your review, write it with the intention of having it published in the school paper where everyone at your school will read it. ...
  • Authors Incessant And Irresponsible Use Of Abbreviations
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    This paper is a review of J.L. Granatsteins non-fiction book entitled The Generals". This is one of few books devoted to the scarcely heard of Canadian Generals who served during the second world war. Unfortunately this is the type of book that should only be purchased at a garage sale for a quarter, and then perhaps used to spark a warm fire in a wood fireplace on a cold winter night. The reasoning for this is this book provides little interest to those fascinated by the events that took place ...
  • Author
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    Background of author: The author is a poet, gourmet cook, and travel writer. She has written 5 books of poetry, a creguent contributor to food and travel publications. She also wrote a second volume to "Under the Tuscan Sun", called "Bella Tuscany". Purpose of Book: I believe the purpose of this book was to help readers discover the beauty of Italy. It has made me want to someday visit Italy and experience it for myself. I feel the author has accomplished her purpose. Structure of Book: The stru...
  • Mail Order Book Sales
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    "CREATE YOUR OWN INFORMATION PRODUCTS!" Millions and millions of full sized books and small booklets are sold each year. Most are produced by the large publishing houses. However, there are also several million books sold every year by small, unassuming, one-person publishing companies. Many of these one-person publishers operate from a home-based office. And, surprisingly, some home-based publishers earn excellent incomes. (What's more, some are even becoming very rich.) In this report you " ll...
  • Time Period Of Ancient Greece
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    The World of Odysseus by Moses I. Finley analyzes the world of Ancient Greece and the important figures associated with that time period. The major events take place in the Mediterranean Basin centered upon Greece, her surrounding islands, and Asia Minor. This time period of mythological hysteria and heroic role models is explained and assessed in great detail by the author. As a well-known historian, the author provides the reader with a strong sense of reliance, as the author persistently deal...
  • Murderer In The West Coast
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    A Book Analysis Of Gone ButA Book Analysis Of Gone But Not Forgotten By Philip Margolin Phillip Margolin, who has a background in criminal justice, wrote the book Gone, but not forgotten. The book is basically about a rich man that owns a construction company and is forced to move from the East coast out to the West coast because he has committed murder and outwits the government and authority to be pardoned and is let free. When he arrives in the West Coast he allegedly continues his murder spr...

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