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Ian Hernandes Hernandes itibaren Mbotoro, Kamerun itibaren Mbotoro, Kamerun

Okuyucu Ian Hernandes Hernandes itibaren Mbotoro, Kamerun

Ian Hernandes Hernandes itibaren Mbotoro, Kamerun

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Lindbergh'in okyanus tarafından yalnız bir tatil geçirirken değerli hayat derslerini hatırlattığı sevimli bir felsefe kitabı. Sahilde bulduğu her kabuk, sabır, zarafet, yalnızlık ve tefekkür sanatı gibi basit bir yaşamın önemi için bir metafor görevi görür. Bunu ilişkilere ve yaşam mücadelelerine uygular. İyi bir ilişkiyi dans gibi bir modelle karşılaştırma benzetmesini seviyorum. İş ortaklarının sıkı bir şekilde tutunmasına gerek yoktur, çünkü aynı kalıpta güvenle hareket ederler. Bir ilişkinin her döngüsü geçerli olduğundan gelgitin her döngüsü geçerlidir. Mermiler ona denizin durgunluk içinde olduğunu ve sonsuza dek geri döndüğünü hatırlatır. Fiziksel, entelektüel ve ruhsal yaşam dengesini korumak için eve “ada” gözleriyle görmesi için eve götürdüğü kabuklar tarafından hatırlatılır. Bu, sık sık tadına bakmak ve tekrar okumak için bir kitap.

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Makes me cry every time.

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Jane lends a hand, by Shirley Watkins (1923)

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Amazingly interesting, now I must read more from Bryson, normally I find non-fiction rather boring. Oh, but how I love the back-story of things. Surprising how our comfortable lives have evolved.

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Since I work for a literacy non-profit, folks often ask me about excellent children's books. I really think any book that captivates a child is a great children's book, and of course I can name many that I know I'll keep on my shelves forever. This is one I read in high school. It's an epistolary novel (many books I loved as a child were written entirely as letters) and it's full of both beautiful language and captivating ideas. It's a fun quick read that I highly recommend to anyone who has a child hungry for quality literature--or anyone with a beach vacation in their near future.

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Pound is OK I guess.

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This is a very readable intellectual history of 20th century linguistics. The most enjoyable part of the book is the account of the revolt against Chomsky in the late 60s and early 1970s by the Generative Semanticists. The Generative Semanticists thought Chomsky's use of examples was too stodgy. Chomsky's famous examples involve John: 'John is eager to please' 'John is easy to please' Whereas the Generative Semanticists introduce a whole bunch of crazy countercultural names, like "Norbert the Nark" and "Figmeister", and "Quang Phuc Dong", the pseudonym for J.D. McCawley, who was at the University of Chicago. And their examples can be pretty entertaining: "Amerika's claim that it was difficult to control Vietnamese aggression in Vietnam surprised no one" (Grinder, 1970) *"The shit that John took weighed 600 grams" (Quang, 1988) *"I don't want to kiss no gorillas" (Postal, 1974) Eventually the generative semantic program fell apart, but its practitioners went on to develop other areas of linguistics that are still in operation. One of the semantics instructors at the U of C now said that the generative semanticists were doing interesting work but didn't have the technology to properly apply all of their interesting data.