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By Ethan Hawke

From the actor, director, and author Ethan Hawke: a piercing novel of affection, marriage, and renewal.

Jimmy is AWOL from the military, but--with attribute fierceness and terror--he's approximately to embark at the greatest dedication of his existence. Christy is pregnant with Jimmy's baby, and she's decided to move domestic, without or with Jimmy, to withstand her prior and get ready for the longer term. one way or the other, barreling throughout the USA from Albany to New Orleans to Ohio and Texas in a souped-up Chevy Nova, Christy and Jimmy are reworked from passionate yet conflicted fans right into a younger relatives on an impressive journey.

Ash Wednesday is a unique of blazing emotion and memorable grace, a story that captures the intensity--the pleasure, worry, and joy--of being at the threshold of the mysterious kingdom of marriage and parenthood. strong, guaranteed, huge of middle, and punctuated by way of moments of great humor, it represents, for Hawke the novelist, a tremendous jump forward.

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One could object that the only alternative to a radical readeroriented theory of interpretation is the one extolled by those who say that the only valid interpretation aims at finding the original intention of the author. 6 There is an intention of the text. In the course of my second and third lectures I shall try to make clear what I mean by intention of the text (or intentio operis, as opposed to — or interacting with — the intentio auctoris and the intentio lectoris). In this lecture I would like, by contrast, to revisit the archaic roots of the contemporary debate on the meaning (or the plurality of meanings, or the absence of any transcendental meaning) of a text.

London, Nicholson, 1707), pp. 3-4. UMBERTO ECO and threw it in the ocean, so that it was found seventy years after by Robinson Crusoe. No basket, no slave, no figs, only a letter. ' Now, let us suppose that the message in the bottle is found by a more sophisticated person, a student of linguistics, hermeneutics, or semiotics. Being very smart, such a new accidental addressee could make a lot of hypotheses, namely: 1 Figs can be intended (at least today) in a rhetorical sense (as in such expressions as 'to be in good fig', 'to be in full fig', 'to be in poor fig'), and the message could support a different interpretation.

If the time ever comes when there is no longer a clear definition of boundaries, and the barbarians (nomads who have abandoned their original territory and who move about on any territory as if it were their own, ready to abandon that too) succeed in imposing their nomadic view, then Rome will be finished and the capital of the empire could just as well be somewhere else. Julius Caesar, in crossing the Rubicon, not only knows that he is committing sacrilege but knows that, once he has committed it, then can never turn back.

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