Par palimpsestorum Dublinensium: The Codex Rescriptus Dublinensis of St. Matthew's Gospel (Z) (1880) Author: Abbott, Thomas Kingsmill, 1829-1913 Subject: Bible; Bible Publisher: Dublin, Hodges Language: Ancient Greek Call number: AFE-5047 Digitizing sponsor: University of Toronto Book contributor: Robarts - University of Toronto Collection: robarts; toronto
The story of the legendary warrior Gesar is often described as the Tibetan national epic and as the longest poem in the world. The evidence provided by the fourteenth-century genealogical record of the Lang clan ( Lang poti seru ) demonstrates that the epic was taking form by that time, but it had not then, and still has not now, received a definitive redaction. Instead, it has continued to be elaborated as an oral tradition by bards down to the present day, while simultaneously, various versions of the epic have been set down, whether as direct transcriptions of bardic recitations or as literary recastings. In recent centuries some of these versions have been notably influenced by the teachings of Tantric Buddhism.
The United States is obsessed with virginity - from the media to schools to government agencies. This panic is ensuring that young women's ability to be moral agents is absolutely dependent on their sexuality. Jessica Valenti, executive editor of Feministing.com and author of Full Frontal Feminism and Yes Means Yes, addresses this poignant issue in her latest book, The Purity Myth. Valenti argues that the country's intense focus on chastity is extremely damaging to young women. Through in depth analysis of cultural stereotypes and media messages, Valenti reveals that powerful messages - ranging from abstinence curriculum to ''Girls Gone Wild'' commercials - place a young woman's worth entirely on her sexuality. Morals are therefore linked purely to sexual behavior, as opposed to values like honesty, kindness, and altruism. Valenti approaches the topic head-on, shedding light on chastity in a historical context, abstinence-only education, pornography, and public punishments for those who dare to have sex, among other critical issues. She also offers solutions that pave the way for a future without a damaging emphasis on virginity, including a call to rethink male sexuality and reframing the idea of ''losing it.'' With Valenti's usual balance of intelligence and wit, The Purity Myth presents a powerful and revolutionary argument that girls and women, even in this day and age, are overly valued for their sexuality, and that this needs to stop.
Bright Orange Sweater-Coat is the product of four years of musings in the most formative period of this young author. Encompassing a wide range of subjects, it is a potpourri of thoughtful ruminations and light-hearted reflections. This talented young man, who will without a doubt become a major voice of our age, elicits both hearty laughter and genuine introspection from any reader. His narrative voice is nothing short of delightful as he weaves his stories, essays, and his novella The Women of Andrôs. Timothy Goddard, with a stockpile of diverse knowledge characteristic of a Renaissance man, puts to shame the hordes of youthful writers who meekly test their voices. This collection is Mr. Goddard's confident expression rooted in rare talent.