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Lingua Cosmica

Author: Dale Knickerbocker
Publsiher: University of Illinois Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2018-05-04
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 0252050428
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Anthologies, awards, journals, and works in translation have sprung up to reflect science fiction's increasingly international scope. Yet scholars and students alike face a problem. Where does one begin to explore global SF in the absence of an established canon? Lingua Cosmica opens the door to some of the creators in the vanguard of international science fiction. Eleven experts offer innovative English-language scholarship on figures ranging from Cuban pioneer Daína Chaviano to Nigerian filmmaker Olatunde Osunsanmi to the Hugo Award-winning Chinese writer Liu Cixin. These essays invite readers to ponder the themes, formal elements, and unique cultural characteristics within the works of these irreplaceable—if too-little-known—artists. Dale Knickerbocker includes fantasists and genre-benders pushing SF along new evolutionary paths even as they draw on the traditions of their own literary cultures. Includes essays on Daína Chaviano (Cuba), Jacek Dukaj (Poland), Jean-Claude Dunyac (France), Andreas Eschbach (Germany), Angélica Gorodischer (Argentina), Sakyo Komatsu (Japan), Liu Cixin (China), Laurent McAllister (Yves Meynard and Jean-Louis Trudel, Francophone Canada), Olatunde Osunsanmi (Nigeria), Johanna Sinisalo (Finland), and Arkady and Boris Strugatsky (Russia). Contributors: Alexis Brooks de Vita, Pawel Frelik, Yvonne Howell, Yolanda Molina-Gavilán, Vibeke Rützou Petersen, Amy J. Ransom, Hanna-Riikka Roine, Hanna Samola, Mingwei Song, Tatsumi Takayuki, Juan Carlos Toledano Redondo, and Natacha Vas-Deyres.

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Nordic Narratives of Nature and the Environment

Author: Reinhard Hennig
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2018-10-31
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 1498561918
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This work presents ecocritical research on literature, film and other media from northern Europe. Examining the role of culture, history and society in the forming of Nordic narratives of nature and the environment, the anthology offers a comprehensive and multi-faceted overview of the most recent ecocritical research in Scandinavian studies.

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Nordic Utopias and Dystopias

Author: Pia Maria Ahlbäck
Publsiher: John Benjamins Publishing Company
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2022-11-24
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9027257299
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The Nordic countries have long been subject to certain idealised, even utopian imaginaries, particularly with regard to images of pristine nature and the societal ideals of democracy, equality and education. On the other hand, such projections inevitably invite dissent, irony and intimations of the utopia’s dark underside. Things may yet take, or may have already taken, a dystopic course. The present volume offers twelve contributions on utopias and dystopias in Nordic literature and culture. Geographically, the articles cover the Nordic countries of Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden, as well as the autonomous area of Greenland. Through the articles’ varied subjects — ranging from avant-garde literature and long poems to noir TV-series, young adult fiction, popular historiography, and political discourse in literature outside of Norden — the volume brings forth a historically rich, multi-layered picture of social, cultural and environmental imagination in the Nordic countries. Nordic Utopias and Dystopias is thus of interest not only to specialists in dystopian and utopian research but more broadly to scholars of literature and culture, and the political and social sciences, especially but not exclusively in the Nordic context.

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The Core of the Sun

Author: Johanna Sinisalo
Publsiher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-01-05
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0802190235
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From the author of the Finlandia Award-winning novel Troll: A Love Story, The Core of the Sun further cements Johanna Sinisalo’s reputation as a master of literary speculative fiction and of her country’s unique take on it, dubbed “Finnish weird.” Set in an alternative historical present, in a “eusistocracy”—an extreme welfare state—that holds public health and social stability above all else, it follows a young woman whose growing addiction to illegal chili peppers leads her on an adventure into a world where love, sex, and free will are all controlled by the state. The Eusistocratic Republic of Finland has bred a new human sub-species of receptive, submissive women, called eloi, for sex and procreation, while intelligent, independent women are relegated to menial labor and sterilized so that they do not carry on their "defective" line. Vanna, raised as an eloi but secretly intelligent, needs money to help her doll-like sister, who has disappeared. Vanna forms a friendship with a man named Jare, and they become involved in buying and selling a stimulant known to the Health Authority to be extremely dangerous: chili peppers. Then Jare comes across a strange religious cult in possession of the Core of the Sun, a chili so hot that it is rumored to cause hallucinations. Does this chili have effects that justify its prohibition? How did Finland turn into the North Korea of Europe? And will Vanna succeed in her quest to find her sister, or will her growing need to satisfy her chili addiction destroy her? Johanna Sinisalo’s tautly told story of fight and flight is also a feisty, between-the-lines social polemic—a witty, inventive, and fiendishly engaging read.

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New Perspectives on Dystopian Fiction in Literature and Other Media

Author: Saija Isomaa
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2020-08-27
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 152755872X
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This collection of essays examines various forms of dystopian fiction in literature, television, and digital games. It frames the timely trend of dystopian fiction as a thematic field that accommodates several genres from societal dystopia to apocalyptic narratives and climate fiction, many of them examining the hazards of science and technology to human societies and the ecosystem. These are genres of the Anthropocene par excellence, capturing the dilemmas of the human condition in the current, increasingly precarious epoch. The essays offer new interpretations of classical and contemporary works, including the canonised prose of Orwell, Atwood and Cormac McCarthy, modern pop culture classics like Battlestar Galactica, Fallout and Hunger Games, and the work of Johanna Sinisalo, a pioneer of Finnish speculative fiction. From Thomas Pynchon to Watership Down, the volume’s multifaceted approach offers fresh perspectives to those already familiar with existing research, but it is no less accessible for newcomers to the ever-expanding field of dystopian studies.

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The Aesthetics and Politics of Linguistic Borders

Author: Heidi Grönstrand
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2019-10-18
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 0429536429
Rating: 4.6/5 (29 downloads)

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This collection showcases a multivalent approach to the study of literary multilingualism, embodied in contemporary Nordic literature. While previous approaches to literary multilingualism have tended to take a textual or authorship focus, this book advocates for a theoretical perspective which reflects the multiplicity of languages in use in contemporary literature emerging from increased globalization and transnational interaction. Drawing on a multimodal range of examples from contemporary Nordic literature, these eighteen chapters illustrate the ways in which multilingualism is dynamic rather than fixed, resulting from the interactions between authors, texts, and readers as well as between literary and socio-political institutions. The book highlights the processes by which borders are formed within the production, circulation, and reception of literature and in turn, the impact of these borders on issues around cultural, linguistic, and national belonging. Introducing an innovative approach to the study of multilingualism in literature, this collection will be of particular interest to students and researchers in literary studies, cultural studies, and multilingualism.

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Valo Kansoille

Author: Rabbi Joel Schwartz
Total Pages: 34
Release: 2013-02-07
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 1300714476
Rating: 4.4/5 (76 downloads)

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Teos on kirjoitettu lisäämään tietoisuutta juutalaisen uskon näkökohdista ja erityisesti sen vastuusta levittää tietoa ihmiskunnan tehtävästä maan päällä. Tämä tehtävä koostuu nk. Nooan liitosta ja sen hengellinen merkitys maailmalle on mittaamattoman arvokas. Teos on hyödyllinen sekä juutalaisille, jotta he voivat opettaa asiasta, sekä muille luoduille, jotta he voivat tutustua asiaan ja heille suunnattuun taivaalliseen toimeksiantoon: "Hänen valtansa loiste peittää taivaan, maa on täynnä hänen ylistystään" (Habakukin psalmi). Toivomme, että tämä teos ja sen lisäksi luotettavien lähteiden tutkiminen edesauttaa lukijaa ymmärtämään juutalaista lähestymistapaa elämää kohtaan.

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Data Visualization Handbook

Author: Juuso Koponen
Publsiher: Aalto korkeakoulusäätiö
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2019-04-01
Genre: Design
ISBN: 9526074483
Rating: 4.4/5 (83 downloads)

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The data visualization handbook is a practical guide to creating compelling graphics to explain or explore data. It is primarily aimed for designers, journalists, researchers, analysts, and other professionals who want to learn the basics of visualization, but also includes plenty of material for people with intermediate level visualization skills.

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Author: Pasi Kolhonen
Total Pages: 58
Release: 1999
Genre: Architecture
Rating: 4./5 ( downloads)

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Vindende essays fra konkurrence om arkitekturteoretiske essays over emnet: Architecture at the turn of the Millenium

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Acta Polytechnica Scandinavica

Total Pages: 484
Release: 1992
Genre: Engineering
Rating: 4./5 ( downloads)

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Beyond the Desert 2002

Author: H. V. Klapdor-Kleingrothaus
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 772
Release: 2003-11-01
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9780750309349
Rating: 4.0/5 (93 downloads)

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Containing the Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Physics Beyond the Standard Model, this book reports the latest experimental and theoretical results and ideas in this exciting field, at the interface between particle physics, astrophysics, and nuclear physics. Taken as a whole, this book presents an overview of the current status of the field and a valuable analysis of future trends in theory and experimental approaches across particle astrophysics.

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Total Pages: 574
Release: 1954
Genre: Philosophy
Rating: 4./5 ( downloads)

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Alvar Aallon arkkitehtuuria

Author: Alvar Aalto
Total Pages: 30
Release: 1976
Rating: 4./5 ( downloads)

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Release: 1986
Genre: Chemical industry
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Silva Fennica

Total Pages: 932
Release: 1986
Genre: Forests and forestry
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Total Pages: 216
Release: 1970
Genre: German literature
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Suomen kemistilehti

Total Pages: 412
Release: 1951
Genre: Chemistry
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