Swedish: A Comprehensive Grammar

By Holmes Philip and Hinchliffe Ian

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Swedish: A Comprehensive Grammar by Holmes Philip and Hinchliffe Ian

Language:  English

ISBN 10:  0415278848

ISBN 13: 978-0415278843

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd 

Subject:   Swedish grammar

Place of publication:   London

Year Published:  2003

Edition: 2-nd

Binding: Paperback

Pages:  xii + 614

Dimensions:  239x161x39 mm

Shipping Weight: 1070g

Price:  400 SEK

A Comprehensive Grammar is a complete reference guide to modern Swedish grammar.

Full Description: Winner of the Swedish National Language Council's Erik Wellander Prize, 2003

This new edition of Swedish: A Comprehensive Grammar is a complete reference guide to modern Swedish grammar. It has been fully updated to reflect recent changes in a few areas of usage and to employ the new standards that have been set in the description of language.

The Grammar is an essential reference source for the learner and user of Swedish, irrespective of level. It is ideal for use in schools, colleges, universities and adult classes of all types.

The volume is organized to promote a thorough understanding of Swedish grammar. It presents the complexities of Swedish in a concise and readable form. Explanations are full, clear and free of jargon. Throughout, the emphasis is on Swedish as used by present-day, native speakers.

An extensive index, numbered paragraphs, cross-references and summary charts provide readers with easy access to the information they require.

Features include:

* detailed treatment of common grammatical structures and parts of speech

* extensive exemplification

* particular attention to areas of confusion and difficulty

* Swedish/English contrasts highlighted throughout the book

* a new chapter on word formation.

Contents      

1. Nouns

2. Adjectives

3. Pronouns

4. Numerals

5. Verbs

6. Adverbs

7. Prepositions

8. Conjunctions

9. Interjections

10 Sentence structure and word order

11. Word formation

12. Orthography

13. Punctuation

Linguistic Terms

Short Bibliography

Index

About the Authors:

Philip Holmes is Reader in the Department of Scandinavian Studies at the University of Hull.

Ian Hinchliffe is a translator and copywriter working in Killeberg, Sweden.

Anansi Boys

 By Neil Gaiman

 

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Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman

Language:  English

ISBN-10:    006051518X

ISBN-13:    978-0060515188

Author:    Neil Gaiman

Publish:  Headline Book Publishing

Subject:  General Fiction, Fathers and sons, Brothers

Place of publication:    UK

Year Published:  2005

Binding:   Paperback

Pages:    457

Dimensions (cm):   18 x 11 x 3

Shipping Weight (gr):   200

Price:    80 SEK

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Neil Gaiman gives us a mythology for a modern age -- complete with dark prophecy, family dysfunction, mystical deceptions, and killer birds. Not to mention a lime.

Anansi Boys
God is dead. Meet the kids.

When Fat Charlie's dad named something, it stuck. Like calling Fat Charlie "Fat Charlie." Even now, twenty years later, Charlie Nancy can't shake that name, one of the many embarrassing "gifts" his father bestowed -- before he dropped dead on a karaoke stage and ruined Fat Charlie's life.

Mr. Nancy left Fat Charlie things. Things like the tall, good-looking stranger who appears on Charlie's doorstep, who appears to be the brother he never knew. A brother as different from Charlie as night is from day, a brother who's going to show Charlie how to lighten up and have a little fun ... just like Dear Old Dad. And all of a sudden, life starts getting very interesting for Fat Charlie.

Because, you see, Charlie's dad wasn't just any dad. He was Anansi, a trickster god, the spider-god. Anansi is the spirit of rebellion, able to overturn the social order, create wealth out of thin air, and baffle the devil. Some said he could cheat even Death himself.

Returning to the territory he so brilliantly explored in his masterful New York Times bestseller, American Gods, the incomparable Neil Gaiman offers up a work of dazzling ingenuity, a kaleidoscopic journey deep into myth that is at once startling, terrifying, exhilarating, and fiercely funny -- a true wonder of a novel that confirms Stephen King's glowing assessment of the author as "a treasure-house of story, and we are lucky to have him."

Critical Praise

"Ebullient . . . The Gaiman faithful will devour it gratefully."  --Sacramento Bee

"Ebullient . . . ingenious . . . enormously entertaining throughout." --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Another lovely story as only Gaiman can tell it; necessary and recommended."  --Library Journal

"[Gaiman is] the folksy, witty, foolishly wise narrator to perfection." --Booklist (starred review)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anansi_Boys

About the Author:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neil_Gaiman

Gandhi: A Very Short Introduction

 By Bhikhu Parekh

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 Gandhi: A Very Short Introduction By Bhikhu Parekh   

Product Details:

Language: English 

ISBN 10: 0192854577 / 0-19-285457-7

ISBN 13: 9780192854575 / 978-0-19-285457-5

Author: Bhikhu Parekh Publisher: Oxford University Press

Subject: India, Gandhi 

Place of publication: USA

Year Published: 2001

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 152

Dimensions:  17 x 11 x 1 cm / 6.7 x 4.2 x 0.4 inches

Shipping Weight: 140 gr / 5 ounces Price: 60 SEK New   

Synopsis:

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948) was one of the few men in history to fight simultaneously on moral, religious, political, social, economic, and cultural fronts. During his time as a lawyer in South Africa he developed his strategy of non-violence: the idea of opposing unjust laws by non-violent protest. He led the Indian National Congress party in three major campaigns against British rule, each culminating in his arrest.  In Gandhi , a short introduction to Gandhi's life and thought, Bhikhu Parekh outlines both Gandhi's major philosophical insights and the limitations of his thought. Written with extensive access to Gandhi's writings in Indian languages to which most commentators have little or no access, Parekh looks at Gandhi's cosmocentric anthropology, his spiritual view of politics, and his theories of oppression, non-violent action, and active citizenship. He also considers how the success of Gandhi's principles were limited by his lack of coherent theories of evil, and of state and power. Gandhi's view of man as ascetic allows no room for expressions of the cultural, artistic, or intellectual. Furthermore, he was so hostile to modern civilization that he was unable to appreciate its complex dialectic or offer a meaningful narrative.  Nevertheless, Gandhi's life and thought had an enormous impact on the Indian nation, and he continues to be widely revered--known before and after his assassination as Mahatma, the Great Soul.  Reviews: "An excellent intro for first-time western students of Gandhi and India."--Prakash Chenjen, Southern Oregon University   About the Author: Bhikhu Parekh is Professor of Political Theory in the Department of Politics at the University of Hull. Read more about Bhikhu Parekh on following URLs: http://www.wmin.ac.uk/sshl/page-148  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhikhu_Parekh,_Baron_Parekh   

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 

2. Religious thought 

3. Theory of man and society 

4. Economic and political thought 

5. Non-violent method of action 

6. Critical evaluation  


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