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Plumage from Pegasus
Author: Paul Di Filippo
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 0809556103
Pages: 277
Year: 2006
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In this collection of short, sharp, satirical gems, Paul Di Filippo-noted for his own fiction and criticism, which gives him an insider's perspective-turns a keen eye on the foibles, fallacies, fads and failures of science fiction the industry, mining comedic gold from the gaffes, pomposities and pretensions of authors, publicists, reviewers, publishers, editors, fans, librarians and bookstore owners.
Author: Nancy Springer
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504009398
Pages: 234
Year: 2015-05-19
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In this feminist-inspired fantasy, a rejected wife starts seeing birds everywhere, including the sleek, cobalt-blue parakeet staring back at her in the mirror After being dumped by her husband of twenty-seven years, losing her house, and selling her jewelry at auction, Sassafras “Sassy” Hummel takes the only job she’s qualified for: maid at a luxury hotel. As if her life weren’t surreal enough, a bird poops on her head while she’s cleaning a suite. But Sassy’s sure she’s really gone off the deep end when, instead of her reflection in the mirror, a tiny blue parakeet stares back at her. Now she’s seeing birds everywhere: cranes, crows, hornbills, a quacking, green-headed duck, a quail, and something red and blue that bobs as it flies past. Sassy’s only friend is Racquel, the owner of Plumage, the hotel’s upscale boutique. Racquel isn’t the preening, froufrou, silk-and-sequins-enamored lady she seems to be. Soon Sassy and Racquel are traveling into an uncharted land where Sassy just might find out who she is and what she really wants. Plumage is a wise, witty, and poignant novel about a woman whose life is for the birds . . . until she discovers her wings, and her world takes flight. “Springer has redefined the concept of ‘knight in shining armor.’ With a touch of Alice Hoffmanesque magic, a colorfully painted avian world and a winning heroine, this is pure fun.” —Publishers Weekly “A writer’s writer, an extraordinarily gifted craftsman.” —Jennifer Roberson “Irresistible . . . charming, eccentric . . . thoughtful and significant.” —Kirkus Reviews “Nancy Springer writes like a dream.” —St. Louis Post-Dispatch
The feathers and plumage of birds
Author: Anatoliĭ Anatolʹevich Voĭtkevich
Publisher: Sidgwick & Jackson
Pages: 335
Year: 1966
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The Variegated Plumage
Author: Narendranath B. Patil
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.
ISBN: 8120819535
Pages: 387
Year: 2003-01-01
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The Variegated Plumage Encounters with Indian Philosophy a commemorative volume dedicated to the memory of Pandit Jankinath Kaul Kamal` is a collection of diverse scholarly articles and research papers contributed by the veterans who are specialists in their respective fields. The present volume adequately covers different aspects of Indian Philosophy and culture. The extensive section will provide impetus to further research in the subject. The second section is a collection of papers dealing with a wide range of issues in Indian Philosophy and culture.
A Red Bird in a Brown Bag
Author: Geoffrey Edward Hill
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0195148487
Pages: 318
Year: 2002
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He concludes with an examination of the processes by which carotenoid-based ornamental coloration may have evolved. Through it all, Hill provides a personal view of the triumphs and hardships of field biology in the suburbs."--BOOK JACKET.
"Borrowed Plumage"
Author: Eugene Chen Eoyang
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9042008547
Pages: 186
Year: 2003
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This eclectic collection of essays focuses on a number of intriguing issues in translation: some of these “polemic” essays challenge certain widespread beliefs and practices: for example, the belief that humor is untranslatable; the assumption that translations are always inferior to the originals; the spread of translations that are more impenetrable to the target audience than the originals ever were to the source language audience; above all, the notion that translation is a marginal rather than a major area of study: indeed, as one essay suggests, translation may represent a model of thought, and translating a mode of thinking.These essays also consider the international trade in translations, the ratio of translations out of the language and of translations into the language, as a possible index to historical development; analyze the humor that can be translated as well as the humor that cannot be translated; uncover the implicit indicators of time and place in traditional Chinese poetry (offering thereby a study in comparative deictics); examine the hermeneutics of Old Testament exegeses, which — unlike the modern world — privileged the oral over the written word; discuss the subtle but definable differences between translations that appropriate previous versions by way of allusion and quotation, and translations that merely plagiarize.In the final section, entitled “Divertissements”, Eugene Eoyang provides an exposition of his translation of a poem, first published in thePeople's Daily (and since banned), that contained a hidden — and decidedly hostile — acrostic, in which the challenge was not only to convey the original meaning but also to preserve the disguise of the original meaning in the Chinese text. (The translation appeared in The New York Times.) He also offers a wry typology of translators, comparing them — metaphorically and paronomastically — to different species of birds; in a concluding coda, he excavates the place-names in bicultural and multilingual Hong Kong, uncovering not only translations and transliterations, but also “heteronyms” (different names for the same place) as well as, remarkably, “phononyms” (names where the pronunciation of a word in one language happens to coincide with a word in another language with the same meaning).The result is a provocative potpourri of fascinating insights into the cultural and semiotic complexities of translation that will surely interest students of translation, literature, linguistics, and history, as well as the informed general reader.
Paradise and Plumage
Author: Robert N. Linrothe
Publisher: Serindia Publications, Inc.
ISBN: 1932476075
Pages: 103
Year: 2004
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The Birds of Canada
Author: Alexander Milton Ross
Pages: 152
Year: 1872
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Poetic Plumage 2009
Author: Patricia Gooderham
ISBN: 0557174600
Pages: 20
Year: 2009-10
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These are my own creations of a variety of poetry for 2009
Of Plumage, Pests, and Prohibition
Author: Stacey Weise
Pages: 106
Year: 2015
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Virginia Woolf has been exhaustively researched, but little has been said about her 1920 essay “The Plumage Bill.” Scholars contend the essay was never about birds, but was instead an attack on men who blamed women for the persistence of the trade in feathers. However, this interpretation does not take into account Woolf’s lifelong love of birds and their inclusion in much of her writing, both fiction and nonfiction. A review of her work alongside the historical context provided by newspapers, legislation, and theories about the status of animals enables me to reframe both Woolf’s argument in the essay and the methods she used to make that argument. “The Plumage Bill” appeared in 1920, a year before legislation bearing the same name emerged from Parliament, after spending decades in its chambers due in part to the opposition from those seeking to protect England’s place in the global market. Virginia Woolf describes the torture of birds, the failure of government to act, and the shared responsibility of men who hunt birds and women who purchase and wear their feathers as accessories. An examination of Woolf’s work, along with relevant scholarly research on her love of birds, will demonstrate that this short essay was not taking sides on the question of whether it matters more when women are treated unjustly or when birds are tortured. Instead, Woolf proposes readers take up the challenge of deciding for themselves. She could no more see the sense in mistreating women than in torturing birds
For the British association, Swansea meeting, 1880. On the plumage of birds and butterflies [a paper].
Author: Francis Orpen Morris
Year: 1880
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Birds of gay plumage: sun birds, &c. by M. and E. Kirby
Year: 1875
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The Plumage of Swans
Author: Phebe Davidson
Pages: 23
Year: 2000
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The Plumages of the Ostrich ...
Author: James Edwin Duerden
Year: 1911
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