2016年10月14日 星期五

exposé, hospice, to grace,exposition, fluff

By pouring resources into investigating the G.O.P. nominee, The New York Times and the Washington Post have published some of the most damning exposés of the 2016 election.

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Arts on the Air | 18.03.2009 | 05:30
Attendance up at this year’s Leipzig Book Fair

For the month of March, the literary world is descending on Germany. While LitCologne runs for ten days, the springtime blitz is kicked off with the Leipzig Book Fair. Unlike its big brother Frankfurt, this fair focuses more on what’s in the books than on selling them.

Book lovers, authors and industry execs alike came together to celebrate the joy of the written word. Over 147,000 visitors graced the over 65,000 square meters of the Leipzig Exhibition Center. The Leipzig book prizes were awarded to Sibylle Lewitscharoff for her work of fiction “Apostoloff ”, the Herfried Munkler for his non-fiction “Die Deutschen und ihre Mythen”, and Eike Schönfeld’s translation of Saul Bellow’s “Humboldts Vermächtnis” or “Humboldt’s Gift”.
Report: Jodi Breisler




She had signed her mother up for hospice care at the nursing home, meaning that she would receive medical care to keep her comfortable but no extraordinary measures like resuscitation if she began to fail. She said her mother would not want to be kept alive in her present condition.
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Finding Treasures in a City’s Disappearing Past

Doug Kanter for The New York Times
Li Songtang at his museum in Beijing, where he displays relics saved from demolition sites in the rapidly modernizing city.

But before another chunk of ancient Beijing disappears entirely, a hospice administrator named Li Songtang can often be found poking around the rubble, looking for remnants that honor what was among the world’s best-preserved metropolises until a merciless wave of redevelopment gained the upper hand.

Manchu hitching posts. Ornate wooden doorways. A giant granite horse that graced an emperor’s palace. These and thousands of other objects fill Mr. Li’s warehouse and spill across the grounds of the hospice he runs in Beijing’s eastern suburbs.




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on Page 53:
" ... how the language of skillful narrative differs from that of skill ful exposition in its employment of "subjunctivizing transformations"
2.from Back Matter:
" ... similar to Polonoff's is also widespread in contemporary autobiographical theory. For a particularly lucid exposition"



The situation may get worse before it improves. The labor law that took effect on Jan. 1 makes it more difficult to dismiss workers and creates a whole new set of laws that experts say will almost certainly increase labor costs. Yet it may become more difficult for human rights groups to investigate abuses. Concerned about the growing array of threats to profitability, as well as embarrassing exposés, factories are heightening security, harassing labor rights groups and calling the police when journalists show up at their gates.




MOVIE REVIEW | 'MANDA BALA (SEND A BULLET)'
Something Is Very Rotten in the City of São Paulo 
By STEPHEN HOLDEN
“Manda Bala” (“Send a Bullet”), a flashy documentary about corruption, injustice and frog farming in Brazil, is a weird hybrid of political exposé and sensationalistic fluff.




exposé (ĕk'spō-zā') n. An exposure or a revelation of something discreditable. 揭露弊端等
A formal exposition of facts.[French, past participle of exposer, to expose, from Old French. See expose.]



fluff (ENTERTAINMENT) 
noun [U] US
entertainment that is not serious or valuable

exposition (EXPLANATION) 
noun [C or U] FORMAL
a clear and full explanation of an idea or theory:
It purports to be an exposition of Catholic social teaching.


hospice
noun [C]
a hospital for people who are dying, especially from cancer

grace
tr.v., graced, grac·ing, grac·es.
  1. To honor or favor: You grace our table with your presence.
  2. To give beauty, elegance, or charm to.
  3. Music. To embellish with grace notes.


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