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Gladding, Jody 1955-

Works: 51 works in 155 publications in 1 language and 8,101 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Biography  Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Detective and mystery fiction  Poetry  Records and correspondence  Personal correspondence  Cookbooks 
Roles: Translator, Author, Other
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Most widely held works by Jody Gladding
On the death and life of languages by Claude Hagège( )

7 editions published between 1900 and 2009 in English and held by 1,401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-five languages die each year; at this pace, half the world's five thousand languages will disappear within the next century. In this book, the author seeks to make clear the magnitude of the cultural loss represented by the crisis of language death. By focusing on the relationship of language to culture and the world of ideas, the author shows how languages are themselves crucial repositories of culture; the traditions, proverbs, and knowledge of our ancestors reside in the language we use. His examination covers all continents and language families to uncover not only how languages die, but also how they can be revitalized--for example in the remarkable case of Hebrew
Virginia Woolf : a portrait by Viviane Forrester( )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 1,257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winner of the presitigious Prix Goncourt award for biography, this remarkable portrait sheds new light on Virginia Woolf's relationships with her family and friends and how they shaped her work. Virginia Woolf: A Portrait blends recently unearthed documents, key primary sources, and personal interviews with Woolf's relatives and other acquaintances to render in unmatched detail the author's complicated relationship with her husband, Leonard; her father, Leslie Stephen; and her sister, Vanessa Bell. Forrester connects these figures to Woolf's mental breakdown while introducing the concept of "Virginia seule," or Virginia alone: an uncommon paragon of female strength and conviction. Forrester's biography inhabits her characters and vivifies their perspective, weaving a colorful, intense drama that forces readers to rethink their understanding of Woolf, her writing, and her world. -- from dust jacket
Green : the history of a color by Michel Pastoureau( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this beautiful and richly illustrated book, the acclaimed author of Blue and Black presents a fascinating and revealing history of the color green in European societies from prehistoric times to today. Examining the evolving place of green in art, clothes, literature, religion, science, and everyday life, Michel Pastoureau traces how culture has profoundly changed the perception and meaning of the color over millennia--and how we misread cultural, social, and art history when we assume that colors have always signified what they do today. Filled with entertaining and enlightening anecdotes, Green shows that the color has been ambivalent: a symbol of life, luck, and hope, but also disorder, greed, poison, and the devil. Chemically unstable, green pigments were long difficult to produce and even harder to fix. Not surprisingly, the color has been associated with all that is changeable and fleeting: childhood, love, and money. Only in the Romantic period did green definitively become the color of nature. Pastoureau also explains why the color was connected with the Roman emperor Nero, how it became the color of Islam, why Goethe believed it was the color of the middle class, why some nineteenth-century scholars speculated that the ancient Greeks couldn't see green, and how the color was denigrated by Kandinsky and the Bauhaus. More broadly, Green demonstrates that the history of the color is, to a large degree, one of dramatic reversal: long absent, ignored, or rejected, green today has become a ubiquitous and soothing presence as the symbol of environmental causes and the mission to save the planet. With its striking design and compelling text, Green will delight anyone who is interested in history, culture, art, fashion, media, or design"--Publisher's description
French gastronomy : the history and geography of a passion by Jean-Robert Pitte( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""This we can be sure of: when a restaurant in the western world is famous for its cooking, it is the tricolor flag that hangs above the stove," opined one French magazine, and this is by no means an isolated example of such crowing. Indeed, both linguistically and conceptually, the restaurant itself is a French creation. Why are the French recognized by themselves and others the world over as the most enlightened of eaters, as the great gourmets? Why did the passion for food - gastronomy - originate in France? In French Gastronomy, geographer and food lover Jean-Robert Pitte uncovers a novel answer. The key, it turns out, is France herself. In her climate, diversity of soils, abundant resources, and varied topography lie the roots of France's food fame."--Jacket
What is a people? by Alain Badiou( )

10 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction : This People Which Is Not One / Bruno Bosteels -- Twenty-Four Notes on the Uses of the Word "People" / Alain Badiou -- You Said "Popular"? / Pierre Bourdieu -- "We, the People" : Thoughts on Freedom of Assembly / Judith Butler -- To Render Sensible / Georges Didi-Huberman -- The People and the Third People / Sadri Khiari -- The Populism That Is Not to Be Found / Jacques Ranciere -- Conclusion : Fragile Collectivities, Imagined Sovereignties / Kevin Olson
The book of beginnings by François Jullien( )

4 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How can a person from a Western culture enter into a way of thinking as different as that of the Chinese? Can a person truly escape from his or her own cultural perspectives and assumptions? French philosopher François Jullien has throughout his career explored the distances between European and Chinese thought. In this fascinating summation of his work, he takes an original approach to the conundrum of cross-cultural understanding. Jullien considers just three sentences in their original languages. Each is the first sentence of a seminal text: the Bible in Hebrew, Hesiod's Theogony in Greek, and the Yijing (I Ching) in Chinese. By dismantling these sentences, the author reveals the workings of each language and the ways of thought in which they are inscribed. He traces the hidden choices made by European reason and assumptions, discovering among other things what is not thought about. Through the lens of the Chinese language, Jullien offers, as always, a new and surprising view of our own Western culture.--
Red : the history of a color by Michel Pastoureau( Book )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The color red has represented many things, from the life force and the divine to love, lust, and anger. Up through the Middle Ages, red held a place of privilege in the Western world. For many cultures, red was not just one color of many but rather the only color worthy enough to be used for social purposes--in some languages, the word for red was the same as the word for color. The first color developed for painting and dying, red became associated in antiquity with war, wealth, and power. In the medieval period, red held both religious significance, as the color of the blood of Christ and the fires of Hell, and secular meaning, as a symbol of love, glory, and beauty. Yet during the Protestant Reformation, red began to decline in status. Viewed as indecent and immoral and linked to luxury and the excesses of the Catholic Church, red fell out of favor. After the French Revolution, red gained new respect as the color of progressive movements and radical left-wing politics. In this beautifully illustrated book, Michel Pastoureau, the acclaimed author of Blue, Black, and Green, now masterfully navigates centuries of symbolism and complex meanings to present the fascinating and sometimes controversial history of the color red. Pastoureau illuminates red's evolution through a diverse selection of captivating images, from the cave paintings of Lascaux, the works of Renaissance masters, to modern paintings and stained glass by Mark Rothko and Josef Albers"--Inside front jacket flap
Stone crop by Jody Gladding( Book )

11 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jody Gladding's Stone Crop, the winning volume in the 1992 Yale Series of Younger Poets competition, was selected from among 700 entries in this annual competition."--BOOK JACKET. "Stone Crop is a collection of poems written over the past ten years. Many of the poems represent Gladding's attempts to synthesize landscape with sensibility, to restore the organic world's hold on our human imagination - its gossip value. Other poems try to find an effective political language, free of diatribe but not of outrage, frequently using mythical counterparts to make contemporary events resonate. The poems have other traits in common. Their attention often moves from the thing to its name, underscoring Gladding's conviction that the same organic processes generate both. Many wrestle with their metaphors, expressing the poet's attraction to and suspicion of that poetic device. Many layer images, aiming toward texture rather than pronouncement. And most are, at least to some degree, autobiographical."--Jacket
Album : unpublished correspondence and texts by Roland Barthes( )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Album provides an unparalleled look into Roland Barthes's life of letters. It presents a selection of correspondence, from his adolescence in the 1930s through the height of his career and up to the last years of his life, covering such topics as friendships, intellectual adventures, politics, and aesthetics. It offers an intimate look at Barthes's thought processes and the everyday reflection behind the composition of his works, as well as a rich archive of epistolary friendships, spanning half a century, among the leading intellectuals of the day. Barthes was one of the great observers of language and culture, and Album shows him in his element, immersed in heady French intellectual culture and the daily struggles to maintain a writing life. Barthes's correspondents include Maurice Blanchot, Michel Butor, Jacques Derrida, Michel Foucault, Julia Kristeva, Claude Lévi-Strauss, Georges Perec, Raymond Queneau, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Marthe Robert, and Jean Starobinski, among others. The book also features documents, letters, and postcards reproduced in facsimile; unpublished material; and notes and transcripts from his seminars. The first English-language publication of Barthes's letters, Album is a comprehensive testimony to one of the most influential critics and philosophers of the twentieth century and the world of letters in which he lived and breathed
Wild geese returning : Chinese reversible poems by Michèle Métail( )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The genre of poems that may be read both forward and backward, producing different creations was known as the "flight of wild geese." These poems were often sent so that a distant lover, like the migrating birds, would return. Its greatest practitioner, and the focus of this critical anthology, is Su Hui, a woman who, in the 4th Century, embroidered a silk for her distant husband using a grid of 840 characters that created perhaps 12,000 ways to read this poem. With examples from the 3rd to the 19th centuries, Michèle Métail describes reversible poems as "a singular adventure at the edge of meaning, of language, and of writing"--
As night follows day by Pierre Moinot( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lives of the inhabitants of a tiny village in the Poitou region are intertwined when two of their own are murdered in 1949
The serpent of stars by Jean Giono( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in rural France in the early 20th century, this part novel, part play describes the way of life of the shepherding community
The complete Tao te ching with the Four canons of the Yellow Emperor by Laozi( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on both the Mawangdui version of the Tao te ching and the recently discovered Guodian version, this book is the first to restore the Four canons of the Yellow Emperor to its rightful place alongside the Book of the Way
Small lives by Pierre Michon( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Small Lives, Pierre Michon paints portraits of eight individuals whose stories span two centuries in his native region of La Creuse. In the process of exploring their lives, he explores the act of writing and his emotional connection to both. The quest to trace and recall these interconnected lives seared into his memory ultimately becomes a quest to grasp his own humanity and discover his own voice."--book jacket
Les onze by Pierre Michon( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Corentin, a painter brought up among provincial aristocracy, is commissioned by Louis XV's mistress to create a painting which he calls "The Eleven," representing the eleven members of the Committee of Public Safety
The epics of Celtic Ireland : ancient tales of mystery and magic by Jean Markale( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mirror of the marvelous : the classic surrealist work on myth by Pierre Mabille( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mirror of the Marvelous has long been considered one of the most significant and original books to have come out of the surrealist movement. Anais Nin suggested it as a source of inspiration, far ahead of its time, for would-be authors seeking to break from the realist literary mold. Mabille cites a far reaching assortment of texts, ranging from the classic to the obscure, from the ancient epic to the modern poem, from the creation myth to more contemporary visions of apocalypse. This work defines the flame of the marvelous by showing its presence in those works where it burns the brightest. -- Publishers description
Rooms and their airs by Jody Gladding( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Translations from Bark Beetle : poems by Jody Gladding( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this inspired new collection, acclaimed poet and translator Jody Gladding takes the physical, elemental world as her point of inquiry, examining how language arises from landscape, and deriving a lexicon for these poems from the rich offerings of the world around her. In some poems, Gladding steps into the role of translator, interpreting fragments left by bark beetle or transcribing raven calls. In others, poems take the form of physical objects'a rock, split slate, an egg, a feather'or they emerge from a more expansive space'a salt flat at the Great Salt Lake, or a damaged woodlot. But regardless of the site, the source, or the material, the poet does not position herself as the innovator of these poems. Rather, the objects and landscapes we see in Translations from Bark Beetle provide the poet with both a shape and a language for each poem. The effect is a collection that reminds us how to see and to listen, and which calls us to a deeper communion'true collaboration'between art and the more-than-human world
The Devil's cloth : a history of stripes and striped fabric by Michel Pastoureau( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The medieval eye found any surface in which a background could not be distinguished from a foreground disturbing. Thus striped clothing was relegated to those on the margins or outside the social order - jugglers and prostitutes, for example - and in medieval paintings the devil himself is often depicted wearing stripes. The West has long continued to dress its slaves and servants, its crew members and convicts in stripes." "But in the last centuries, stripes have also taken on new, positive meanings, connoting freedom, youth, playfulness, and pleasure. Witness the revolutionary stripes on the French and United States flags. In a wide-ranging discussion that touches on zebras, gangsters, awnings, and pajamas, augmented by illustrative plates, the author shows us how stripes have become chic, and even, in the case of bankers' pinstripes, a symbol of taste and status."--Jacket
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
French gastronomy : the history and geography of a passion
French gastronomy : the history and geography of a passionStone cropAs night follows dayThe serpent of starsThe complete Tao te ching with the Four canons of the Yellow EmperorSmall livesThe epics of Celtic Ireland : ancient tales of mystery and magicMirror of the marvelous : the classic surrealist work on myth
Alternative Names
Jody Gladding American writer

Jody Gladding Amerikaans vertaalster

Jody Gladding escriptora estatunidenca

Jody Gladding escritora estadounidense

Jody Gladding traductora estauxunidense

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