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Finding George Orwell in Burma - Emma LarkinA fascinating political travelogue that traces the life and work of George Orwell in Southeast Asia Over the years the American writer Emma Larkin has spent traveling in Burma, also known as Myanmar, she's come to know all too well the many ways this brutal police state can be described as "Orwellian." The life of the mind exists in a state of siege in Burma, and it long has. But Burma's connection to George Orwell is not merely metaphorical; it is much deeper and more real. Orwell's mother was born in Burma, at the height of the British raj, and Orwell was fundamentally shaped by his experiences
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June
The Elizabeth Cady Stanton-Susan B. Anthony Reader: Correspondence, Writings, Speeches - Ellen Carol DuBois, Ellen C. C. DuBois, Ellen Carol DuBoisThe documents delineate the progress of American reform politics from Stanton's speech at Seneca Falls in 1848 into the early twentieth century, when a conflict developed between the two feminists over woman suffrage. In her new introduction, Ellen Carol DuBois considers the current historiographical perspective on Stanton and Anthony.
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June
Tödlicher Schnee (Felix & Theo) - LangenscheidtHelmut Müller liebt die Berge und den Schnee. Eine internationale Konferenz für Umweltschutz tut das auch, aber für einige Teilnehmer ist der Schnee tödlich. A fast-paced mystery for German students featuring private detective Helmut Müller. During a ski vacation Müller becomes involved in a series of murders at a global environmental conference. Level two difficulty. Note: This story contains some controversial material which may not be appropriate for all students.
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Living Autobiographically: How We Create Identity in Narrative - Paul John EakinAutobiography is naturally regarded as an art of retrospect, but making autobiography is equally part of the fabric of our ongoing experience. We tell the stories of our lives piecemeal, and these stories are not merely about our selves but also an integral part of them. In this way we "live autobiographically"; we have narrative identities. In this book, noted life-writing scholar Paul John Eakin explores the intimate, dynamic connection between our selves and our stories, between narrative and identity in everyday life. Eakin draws on a wide range of autobiographical writings, from work by