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Little Red Riding Hood took off her clothes and climbed into the bed. She was astonished to see what her grandmother looked like in her nightgown.
Access options available:. Houndmills, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, This book, based on Levorato's doctoral dissertation at Lancaster University, is a fascinating study of the linguistic tools that can be put to use in the study of narratives. Levorato has decided to focus her attention on twelve versions of the Little Red Riding Hood tale, beginning with a translation of the fifteenth- or sixteenth-century oral tale "The Story of Grandmother" from France.
The other eleven versions are as follows:. Levorato focuses on fairy tales because she believes that they "are the first important socializing event in children's lives," and she focuses on this set of fairy tales because they present her with an opportunity to study how the language of these tales does in fact "code an entire world-view, a perspective in which language is bound to prove both an instrument of maintenance as well as change" x.
Her larger objective, however, is never far from view: She wants to demonstrate that the language of these tales has a real and significant bearing on the depiction of gender roles and power relations. Specifically, Levorato is concerned to demonstrate the uses of these tales, namely, either to confirm traditional male hegemony and female helplessness, or to challenge that hegemony with images of female independence, strength, and resourcefulness.
To achieve these ends, Levorato depends upon several theorists and practitioners M. Halliday, Norman Fairclough, and Theo Van Leeuwen, among others , and she employs a variety of linguistic tools [End Page ] and methods—quantitative analysis, grammatical analysis, and considerations of intertextuality.
Levorato introduces each theory and each kind of analysis in turn, chapter by chapter, and she puts those tools to work on the various texts. The work that Levorato does on these twelve texts is indeed interesting.
Her analysis of word frequency and collocations, her study of the grammar of clauses especially her discussion of subjects and transitivity , and her work on intertextuality provide very strong supplementary evidence of the worldviews evident in these various narratives. But there are three matters that keep this brief study from being entirely convincing. First, there are basic questions about the texts themselves. The non-English texts are, necessarily, translated into English, but there is no attempt to demonstrate that the original texts have the same lexical, grammatical, and rhetorical contours as the translations.
Further, some of these texts are quite short—Thurber's sketch is words long, not counting the title, and Dahl's poem is words. It is not clear how much value there is in the quantitative analysis of such brief texts. Finally, the genres also vary widely, from classic fairy tale form to quite other kinds of literature. Thurber's version, for instance, is a parody of the fairy tale, and as such it may not speak directly to the issues of gender and power relations; Dahl's poem is from a collection of "revolting rhymes," and his focus is mainly on the comic potential of his retelling.
It's not clear to me that Levorato addresses the issue of genre constraints as fully as she should. Second, Levorato begins the book with her convictions about the basic orientation of these tales firmly in place:.
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Little Red Riding Hood has never enjoyed an easy life. Red Riding Hood was sent into the forest to be gobbled up or raped by the wicked wolf over and over again. Generations of writers never hesitated to blame the girl for her misfortune. Since Charles Perrault first published the tale of Little Red Riding Hood in , her tragedy normally has been considered her own fault. Until the beginning of the 20th century, that seems to have been the common attitude amongst fairy tale writers towards young girls. Despite the fact that many narrators were women, modern fairy tale tradition had been totally bourgeoisified by the turn of the century. Female Victorian writers adopted and continued the manipulation of gender roles that had been initiated by educated middle-class narrators in France and Germany.
A Thurber Carnival is a revue by James Thurber , adapted by the author from his stories, cartoons and casuals humorous short pieces ,  nearly all of which originally appeared in The New Yorker. It was directed by Burgess Meredith. Following a six city tryout, during which Thurber continued to rewrite the show,  it premiered on Broadway on February 26, , and ran for performances, with a break from June 25 to September 5. It closed on November 26, The nine member cast played roles generically designated as First Man, First Woman, etc. The opening night cast was as follows:  . James Thurber played himself in 88 performances, dictating letters in the sketch "File and Forget".
Access options available:. Houndmills, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, This book, based on Levorato's doctoral dissertation at Lancaster University, is a fascinating study of the linguistic tools that can be put to use in the study of narratives. Levorato has decided to focus her attention on twelve versions of the Little Red Riding Hood tale, beginning with a translation of the fifteenth- or sixteenth-century oral tale "The Story of Grandmother" from France. The other eleven versions are as follows:.
A pair of gibbous creatures, who had lived in the sea since time began, which hadn't been long before, were washed upon the shore one day and became the discoverers of land. In the female, lying on the sand in the sun, a dim intuition and prescience began developing. She prefigured mistily things that would one day become rose-point lace and taffeta, sweet perfumes and jewelry. The male, who had a feeling only for wetness and wash, mumbled, "You're a little moist for things like that, a little moist and shapeless. But the male had globbed back into the sea, and was gone.
One afternoon a big wolf waited in a dark forest for a little girl to come along carrying a basket of food to her grandmother. Finally a little girl did come along and she was carrying a basket of food. The little girl said yes, she was.
Written in English.
Это и был Санта-Крус, квартал, в котором находится второй по величине собор в мире, а также живут самые старинные и благочестивые католические семьи Севильи. Беккер пересек мощенную камнем площадь. Единственный выстрел, к счастью, прозвучал слишком поздно. Беккер на своем мотоцикле скрылся в узком проходе Каллита-де-ля-Вирген. ГЛАВА 88 Фара веспы отбрасывала контрастные тени на стены по обе стороны от узкой дорожки. Переключая передачи, Беккер мчался вперед между белокаменными стенами. Улочка имела множество поворотов и тупиков, и он быстро потерял направление.
EDU - ЕТ? - спросила Сьюзан. У нее кружилась голова. - Энсей Танкадо и есть Северная Дакота. Это было непостижимо.
Я действую по инструкции, сэр. - Пилот повернулся и скрылся в кабине. Дверца за ним захлопнулась. Беккер спустился вниз, постоял, глядя на самолет, потом опустил глаза на пачку денег в руке. Постояв еще некоторое время в нерешительности, он сунул конверт во внутренний карман пиджака и зашагал по летному полю. Странное начало.
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Отключить все это без подготовки - значит парализовать разведдеятельность во всем мире. - Я отдаю себе отчет в последствиях, сэр, - сказал Джабба, - но у нас нет выбора. - Объясните, - потребовал Фонтейн. Он посмотрел на Сьюзан, стоявшую рядом с ним на платформе. Казалось, все происходящее было от нее безумно. Джабба вздохнул и снова вытер пот со лба. По выражению его лица было ясно: то, что он собирается сказать, не понравится директору и остальным.