Where do you begin with a writer as original and brilliant as David Foster Wallace? Here - with a carefully considered selection of his extraordinary body of work, chosen by a range of great writers, critics, and those who worked with him most closely. This volume presents his most dazzling, funniest, and most heartbreaking work - essays like his famous cruise-ship piece, "A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again," excerpts from his novels The Broom of the System, Infinite Jest, and The Pale King, and legendary stories like "The Depressed Person". Wallace's explorations of morality, self-consciousness, addiction, sports, love, and the many other subjects that occupied him are represented here in both fiction and nonfiction. Collected for the first time are Wallace's first published story, "The View from Planet Trillaphon as Seen In Relation to the Bad Thing" and a selection of his work as a writing instructor, including reading lists, grammar guides, and general guidelines for his students. A dozen writers and critics, including Hari Kunzru, Anne Fadiman, and Nam Le, add afterwords to favorite pieces, expanding our appreciation of the unique pleasures of Wallace's writing. The result is an astonishing volume that shows the breadth and range of "one of America's most daring and talented writers" (Los Angeles Times Book Review) whose work was full of humor, insight, and beauty. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Petkoff, David Foster Wallace, Sally Foster Wallace, Sean Pratt, Kristine Hvam, Ben Shenkman, Bobby Cannavale. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/001870/bk_hach_001870_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Learning Spanish doesn't have to be so hard! Learning a new language in a week might sound like an impossible task, but this book will prove that's wrong. Spanish is one of the most romantic and exciting languages there is, and you can speak Español too! This book is very hands-on and direct. You will be given simple rules to follow and tips to remember everything. Spanish-language learning tips to help you along the way This will be super fun and useful, and I can't wait to help you discover the beauty of this language. Of course I can do only so much by guiding you - it's up to you to listen and practice. But I am telling you this: It is possible, and you can do it! Bonus: free Spanish lessons! I want to ensure I can do all I can to help you learn Spanish. That's why I've also included access to a free seven-day course for everyone who listens to this book. Be sure to check out the additional free resources I've included for you. Here is just some of what you'll learn: The ABCs of Spanish How to pronounce any word in Spanish. Simple Spanish phrases that you'll absolutely need to know. How to handle masculine and feminine words without getting confused. What aspects of grammar you should focus on first and what can wait for later. Where to get free Spanish lessons. And more! Start learning Spanish today! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Claudia R. Barrett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/040187/bk_acx0_040187_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Have you always wanted to learn Italian but have been intimidated by the very language or its structure? Then, read on...One of the best ways to learn this language is to dive in and listen to simple, practical, and short stories along with a few definitions and explanations of the syntax and grammar of the Italian language. And that is what this audiobook offers.It is a practical and immersive listening tool that will help you see why the Italian language is really one of the easiest languages to learn, especially if you are a native English speaker. This audiobook includes 25 very short stories about people traveling to Europe, some fictional stories, and other important lessons that you can learn especially if you are planning on traveling to the country in the not so distant future. Italian Short Stories for Beginners is easy to use, highly immersive, and intended for the beginner. You see, you may already know a few Italian words. What this audiobook does is to add to your already existing vocabulary. That is actually the emphasis of this book: to improve and grow your vocabulary in the Italian language. You can’t really learn this language without learning more Italian words. There’s just no way around it. Remember, this audiobook is a practical tool. It is only as good as your willingness to immerse yourself in the language. If you allow the stories to bring you into the Italian landscape, then you will learn, appreciate, and grow in the language. May this help you understand and love the beauty and romance of the Italian language!So, what are you still waiting for? Start listening this audiobook to fulfill your goals. Simply click the "buy now" button to get started! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Diane Sintich. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/188670/bk_acx0_188670_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For a second language learners the acquisition of vocabulary is a basic and the important component for their language comprehensibility. Moreover it has been stated in several researches that people could describe a few things without grammar, but cannot express without vocabulary. A good mastery of vocabulary is fundamental for ESL/EFL learners. In this study the researcher prepared tasks based on print advertisements to enhance vocabulary in English for the students at tertiary level. For these purpose advertisements from three major segments: Automobile, food and beauty products were selected.
It is late summer in East Sussex, 1914. Amidst the season's splendour, fiercely independent Beatrice Nash arrives in the coastal town of Rye to fill a teaching position at the local grammar school. There she is taken under the wing of formidable matriarch Agatha Kent, who, along with her charming nephews, tries her best to welcome Beatrice to a place that remains stubbornly resistant to the idea of female teachers. But just as Beatrice comes alive to the beauty of the Sussex landscape, and the colourful characters that populate Rye, the perfect summer is about to end. For the unimaginable is coming - and soon the limits of progress, and the old ways, will be tested as this small town goes to war.
This volume presents a textbook on German grammar written by Francis (Franz) Lieber in 1835. Persecuted in Germany for his revolutionary views, Lieber had immigrated from Prussia to the United States in 1827, where he spent his entire career as a distinguished scholar and author. Lieber designed his German grammar primarily for his students at South Carolina College (now the University of South Carolina), claiming that the course of thirty-four lessons would enable them "to read fluently common German prose within about twelve weeks". Although the book was never published during Lieber's lifetime, it compares favorably with the best German grammars written in English available on the American and European markets at the time. With Lieber's many observations on the differences between German and English and his wry comments on the advantages and beauty of the German language, the text is instructive and entertaining even to a modern reader. The editor's introduction explores the reasons why Lieber's grammar was shunned by publishers, based on Lieber's correspondence with friends and publishers on both sides of the Atlantic.
Das Werk enthält 17 einfach zu spielende Szenen vom 1. bis zum 4. Lernjahr einsetzbar. Das Anspruchsniveau der Stücke ist bewusst von unterschiedlichem Niveau. Es finden sich sowohl Stücke für Anfänger der englischen Sprache als auch welche für Fortgeschrittene im 3.-4. Lernjahr. Sketche sind ein hervorragendes Mittel zur Übung und Konzentration. Zum Inhalt: Harry`s Girlfriend, The Secret, Grammar is Good, The Big Chance, In the Snack-Bar, The Business-Man, TV For Three, Pocket Money, Stickers, The Letter, The Fortune-Teller, Idols, The Cupboard, The Outsider, Full of Beauty, Ghosts, The Pie Die Sketche eignen sich auch sehr gut zur Aufführung während eines Klassen- oder Elternabends! 44 Seiten
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, THE HUFFINGTON POST, AND SHELF AWARENESS - "In Hausfrau, Anna Karenina goes Fifty Shades with a side of Madame Bovary ."- Time "A debut novel about Anna, a bored housewife who, like her Tolstoyan namesake, throws herself into a psychosexual journey of self-discovery and tragedy."- O: The Oprah Magazine "Sexy and insightful, this gorgeously written novel opens a window into one woman's desperate soul." - People Anna was a good wife, mostly. For readers of The Girl on the Train and The Woman Upstairs comes a striking debut novel of marriage, fidelity, sex, and morality, featuring a fascinating heroine who struggles to live a life with meaning. Anna Benz, an American in her late thirties, lives with her Swiss husband, Bruno-a banker-and their three young children in a postcard-perfect suburb of Zürich. Though she leads a comfortable, well-appointed life, Anna is falling apart inside. Adrift and increasingly unable to connect with the emotionally unavailable Bruno or even with her own thoughts and feelings, Anna tries to rouse herself with new experiences: German language classes, Jungian analysis, and a series of sexual affairs she enters with an ease that surprises even her.But Anna can't easily extract herself from these affairs. When she wants to end them, she finds it's difficult. Tensions escalate, and her lies start to spin out of control. Having crossed a moral threshold, Anna will discover where a woman goes when there is no going back.Intimate, intense, and written with the precision of a Swiss Army knife, Jill Alexander Essbaum's debut novel is an unforgettable story of marriage, fidelity, sex, morality, and most especially self. Navigating the lines between lust and love, guilt and shame, excuses and reasons, Anna Benz is an electrifying heroine whose passions and choices readers will debate with recognition and fury. Her story reveals, with honesty and great beauty, how we create ourselves and how we lose ourselves and the sometimes disastrous choices we make to find ourselves.Praise for Hausfrau"Elegant, erotic . . . There is much to admire in Essbaum's intricately constructed, meticulously composed novel, including its virtuosic intercutting of past and present." - Chicago Tribune "For a first novelist, Essbaum is extraordinary because she is a poet. Her language is meticulous and resonant and daring." -NPR's Weekend Edition "We're in literary territory as familiar as Anna's name, but Essbaum makes it fresh with sharp prose and psychological insight." - San Francisco Chronicle "This marvelously quiet book is psychologically complex and deeply intimate. . . . One of the smartest novels in recent memory." - The Dallas Morning News "Essbaum's poignant, shocking debut novel rivets." - Us Weekly"A powerful, lyrical novel . . . Hausfrau boasts taut pacing and melodrama, but also a fully realized heroine as love-hateable as Emma Bovary." - The Huffington Post "Imagine Tom Perrotta's American nowheresvilles swapped out for a tidy Zürich suburb, sprinkled liberally with sharp riffs on Swiss-German grammar and European hypocrisy." - New York From the Hardcover edition.
Spoken by over 700 million jabbering individuals, the English language has travelled to all corners of the globe - unfortunately, some of it has got a bit muddled along the way ...Lost in Translation: Misadventures in English Abroad affectionately demonstrates the very best - and worst - instances of genuine grammar-gargling from around the world, discovered by the author and his intrepid team of researchers. It includes everything from hilarious hotel signs to baffling advertisements, such as the German beauty product offering a 'cream shower for pretentious skin', the notice at a French swiming pool which proclaimed that 'swimming is forbidden in the absence of the saviour', or the warning sign at a Czech zoo which instructed visitors: 'No smoothen the lion'.