East End VernacularEast End Vernacular

The Gentle Author of Spitalfields Life presents a magnificent selection of pictures - many never published before - revealing the evolution of painting in the East End of London and tracing the changing character of the streets through the ...

Author: Gentle Author


ISBN: 0995740119


Page: 155

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'East End Vernacular' presents a magnificent selection of pictures - many never published before - revealing the evolution of painting in the East End of London and tracing the changing character of the streets through the 20th century.

Language Youth and Identity in the 21st CenturyLanguage Youth and Identity in the 21st Century

There are very few exaggerated voices of the traditional østkantmål ('East End vernacular') (only to characterize the ways some speak on the east side of ...

Author: Jacomine Nortier

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107016989


Page: 370

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This volume explores and compares linguistic practices among young people in linguistically and culturally diverse urban spaces.

Built from Below British Architecture and the VernacularBuilt from Below British Architecture and the Vernacular

... London's humbler Georgian houses.7 Boundaries between vernacular studies ... market towns and East End tenement life.11 To one side, a great maverick, ...

Author: Peter Guillery

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136943157


Page: 224

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This book extends the concept of British vernacular architecture beyond its traditional base of pre-modern domestic and industrial architecture to embrace other buildings such as places of worship, villas, hospitals, suburban semis and post-war mass housing. Engaging with wider issues of social and cultural history, this book is of use to anyone with an interest in architectural history. Presented in an essentially chronological sequence, from the medieval to the post-war, diverse fresh viewpoints in the chapters of this book reinforce understanding of how building design emerges not just from individual agency, that is architects, but also from the collective traditions of society.

Jack the Ripper Unmasked The Real Identity of the World s Most Infamous Killer is Revealed at LastJack the Ripper Unmasked The Real Identity of the World s Most Infamous Killer is Revealed at Last

... in East End vernacular, 'on the pull', hoping to find a man who would stand her drinks and then round the night off by paying her for sex.

Author: William Beadle

Publisher: Kings Road Publishing

ISBN: 9781784184902


Page: 300

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Had the Jack the Ripper murders taken place in 1988 not 1888 then our response to them would have been markedly different. Since those dark days in Victorian London we have learnt much about this type of killer: their damaged childhoods, misfit adulthoods and psychopathic alienation from the human race. But can this new knowledge help to solve a mystery that has been eluding generations of policemen and historians? By comparing the crimes of the Ripper with those of other serial killers, Ripper expert William Beadle creates a more extensive psychological profile of the man behind Jack the Ripper than ever before.One suspect who embodied all the dire characteristics was William Henry Bury. Bury moved to the East End of London in 1887. He had a terrible childhood, he was a horsemeat butcher, and he had a violent relationship with his wife. But was Bury the Ripper? Beadle uses his Ripper psychological profile in conjunction with newly unearthed evidence: Bury was out all night on the dates of the murders, and when his wife 'committed suicide' she had been strangled and her body ripped up in the same way as the Ripper's victims. When Bury was executed for the murder of his wife, the killings in the East End stopped. A Scotland Yard detective even conceded to the hangman that he was 'quite satisfied you have hanged Jack the Ripper'.

Listening to the PastListening to the Past

Together, these will give us a picture of the stability, or otherwise, of East London vernacular vowel systems before the rapid vowel changes that set in ...

Author: Raymond Hickey

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316867372



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Audio recordings of English are available from the first half of the twentieth century and thus complement the written data sources for the recent history of the language. This book is the first to bring together a team of globally recognised scholars to document and analyse these early recordings in a single volume. Looking at examples of regional varieties of English from England, Scotland, Ireland, the USA, Canada and other anglophone countries, the volume explores both standard and vernacular varieties, and demonstrates how accents of English have changed between the late nineteenth century and the present day. The socio-phonetic examinations of the recordings will be of interest to scholars of historical linguistics, the history of the English language, language variation and change, phonetics, and phonology.

After the Cosmopolitan After the Cosmopolitan

29 In 2003 Tony White produced possibly the first novelistic description of a new London vernacular of Benglish , crossing East End cadence with ' urban ...

Author: Michael Keith

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415341698


Page: 237

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In this book, Michael Keith argues that both racial divisions and intercultural dialogue can only be understood in the context of the urban cities that gave them birth, and considers how race is played out in the worlds most eminent cities.

True Mafia StoriesTrue Mafia Stories

"Poncing" in the East End vernacular, was extorting a share of illegal profits resulting from thieving and robbery committed on their patch.

Author: Benito Greco

Publisher: Nischal Hegde



Page: 219

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True Mafia Stories Italian-American Mafia is a secret criminal society without a formal name. Its members usually refer to it as Cosa Nostra. The Mafia is currently most active in New York City, New Jersey, Philadelphia, New England, Detroit, and Chicago. There are five main New York City Mafia families, known as the Five Families: the Gambino, Lucchese, Genovese, Bonanno and Colombo families. For half a century now, the American Mafia outwitted, outmaneuvered, and outgunned the FBI and other police agencies, wreaking unparalleled damages to America's social fabric and business enterprises while emerging as the nation's most formidable crime empire. This book amazes you with all the thrilling details. All the stories, incidents described are 100% real.

It Goes with the TerritoryIt Goes with the Territory

I wasn't even at the famous party given for him in London by the heiress Panna Grady ... Arnold enjoyed the command of East End vernacular and the essential ...

Author: Elaine Feinstein

Publisher: Alma Books

ISBN: 9780714545424


Page: 277

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A prolific author of novels, poetry collections, plays, biographies and translations, Elaine Feinstein is one of the towering literary figures of the last few decades. In this, her first memoir, she tells the story of her journey from a Jewish childhood in Leicester to the undergraduate world of post-war Cambridge, the excitement of friendships in the literary world and the tensions of a poet's writing life inside a long and sometimes painful marriage.This book, however, is not only the intimate memoir of one of Britain's finest poets and novelists: it is also the story of a rapidly changing country and of an entire generation of authors. Told with the precision of a biographer and the finesse of a poet, and peppered with witty literary anecdotes, It Goes with the Territory is an absorbing read from beginning to end.

Media and MigrationMedia and Migration

Indeed, East End Asian respondents stressed primarily the 'community ... life in East London, it is precisely part of a broader vernacular and culture which ...

Author: Russell King

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134584055


Page: 208

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This title explores the close and vital relationship between the contemporary media and immigration. Drawing on newspapers, magazines, film, television and photography, the contributors examine the effects of mass media on migration behaviour and ethnic identity. Using examples from a range of countries, Media and Migration illustrates how the media intervenes to affect the reception migrants receive, how it stimulates prospective migrants to move and how it plays a dynamic role in the cultural politics and cultural identity of diasporic communities.

The QuiverThe Quiver

It will be observed that Billy , the small hero of our narrative , maile havoc , as might be expected , with the Queen's English , and was largely tainted with the East End vernacular .



ISBN: UOM:39015068398752



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V. 12 contains: The Archer...Christmas, 1877.

Joan Littlewood s TheatreJoan Littlewood s Theatre

East End vernacular is characterised by its inventiveness and perform- ativity. An ability to converse through this idiom defines belonging within and ...

Author: Nadine Holdsworth

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521119603


Page: 323

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This book investigates Joan Littlewood's theatre productions and her community-based projects and activism, drawing upon extensive primary archival material.

T S EliotT S Eliot

From a local pub in London, Eliot suddenly transports his readers to Denmark and ... In a single word—reeking of East End vernacular and of the classical ...

Author: Craig Raine

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199910427


Page: 224

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The winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, the twentieth century's most famous poet and its most influential literary arbiter, T.S. Eliot has long been thought to be an obscure and difficult poet--forbiddingly learned, maddeningly enigmatic. Now, in this brilliant exploration of T.S. Eliot's work, prize-winning poet Craig Raine reveals that, on the contrary, Eliot's poetry (and drama and criticism) can be seen as a unified and coherent body of work. Indeed, despite its manifest originality, its radical experimentation, and its dazzling formal variety, his verse yields meaning just as surely as other more conventional poetry. Raine argues that an implicit controlling theme--the buried life, or the failure of feeling--unfolds in surprisingly varied ways throughout Eliot's work. But alongside Eliot's desire "to live with all intensity" was also a distrust of "violent emotion for its own sake." Raine illuminates this paradoxical Eliot--an exacting anti-romantic realist, skeptical of the emotions, yet incessantly troubled by the fear of emotional failure--through close readings of such poems as "The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock," "Gerontion," The Hollow Men, Ash Wednesday, and many others. The heart of the book contains extended analyses of Eliot's two master works--The Waste Land and Four Quartets. Raine also examines Eliot's criticism--including his coinage of such key literary terms as the objective correlative, dissociation of sensibility, the auditory imagination--and he concludes with a convincing refutation of charges that Eliot was an anti-Semite. Here then is a volume absolutely indispensable for all admirers of T.S. Eliot and, in fact, for everyone who loves modern literature.

The ChieftainThe Chieftain

Müller's name has also lived on in the East End vernacular, with 'muller' being used as a slang term for 'murder', and has now evolved further in the slang ...

Author: Chris Payne

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780752494548


Page: 288

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George Clarke joined the Metropolitan Police in 1841. Though a "slow starter," his career took off when he was transferred to the small team of detectives at Scotland Yard in 1862, where he became known as "The Chieftain." This book paints the most detailed picture yet published of detective work in mid-Victorian Britain, covering "murders most foul," "slums and Society," the emergence of terrorism related to Ireland, and Victorian frauds. One particular fraudster, Harry Benson, was to contribute to the end of Clarke's career and lead to the first major Metropolitan Police corruption trial in 1877. This fascinating book uses widespread sources of information, including many of Clarke's own case reports.

Blimey I m Knackered Blimey I m Knackered

Used in the East End vernacular, its origin is German Yiddish. SCORE Twenty of something, usually money, as in “That will cost you a score, mate!

Author: Marshall Hall


ISBN: 9781945501500



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Brit Speak for Yanks! Back in 1887, Oscar Wilde wrote, “We have really everything in common with America nowadays, except, of course, language.” One would think, in a world homogenized by technology and social media, that differences between British English and American English would gradually disappear. Ask any recent traveler, though, and you’ll learn that plenty of linguistic idiosyncrasies persist, and new ones emerge all the time. Folks on both sides of the pond may be in closer touch than ever before, but we are still, as George Bernard Shaw purportedly noted, “two nations divided by a common language.” Blimey, I’m Knackered is the perfect companion for anyone desiring to bridge the gap between US and UK English or who simply enjoys the evolution of language and culture. American scholar and longtime UK resident Marshall Hall has organized his insightful definitions and explanations of British idioms, colloquialisms, abbreviations, acronyms, and slang into nineteen entertaining and revealing chapters covering everything from transportation and food to politics, education, and wardrobe. Making the book truly comprehensive are sections on pejoratives and “naughty bits.” Hall’s often amusing explanations make the book an engaging read for language lovers and travelers alike. Charming pen-and-ink illustrations by Mark Cowie add whimsy and humor to this entertaining, useful, and unique compendium. No American need ever be befuddled again! -- Marshall Hall

Cries of the LostCries of the Lost

Andrew Wood, Birmingham lad, consulted on East End vernacular. Digital technology assistance was provided by Bob Rooney and Mark Bonnotat Mintz& Hoke.

Author: Chris Knopf

Publisher: The Permanent Press

ISBN: 9781579623326


Page: 288

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Best Mystery Book of 2013! - Library Journal If you are looking for an enjoyable mystery, this mystery book is your next good read. About Cries of the Lost . . . When Arthur Cathcart emerged from a coma and set out to track down whoever murdered his wife, the results were far from pre-ordained. Wounded and alone, grief-stricken and hiding off the grid, he thought the only mystery was who killed Florencia, and why? Now, in place of "who killed Florencia?" he's forced to ask "who was Florencia?" So Arthur takes off again to do what he knew he did best: Finding stuff out. What follows is a chase around the world. Cathcart plunges into the world of international terrorism and government intrigue, where the currency is betrayal and the rewards are calculated in blood and revenge. "VERDICT - The Nero Award winning Knopf's sequel to the must-read Dead Anyway is a storytelling gem of a caper. The author is particularly talented at filling in a complicated backstory, balancing light humor with violence and maintaining a blistering pace." - Library Journal, Starred Review One of the best mysteries to read - 4.7 Stars! Just look at the reviews . . . "A high-spirited romp with more exotic locations than the last three James Bond films." -Kirkus "As a thriller, Cries of the Lost is hugely enjoyable. The prose is a joy to read with hardly a word surplus to requirements as we hurtle through to another moment of calm reflection at the end. From my point of view, the next in the series can t come quickly enough." --David Marshall, Thinking About Books "Cries of the Lost is an engrossing novel that will challenge your cognition as you attempt to solve and unravel the plot. Chris Knopf has a gifted imagination that promises spectacular and unexpected adventure to engage readers. With the successful pairing of Arthur and Natsumi, a third book would be welcomed. Cries of the Lost will undoubtedly be a 2013 Best Pick." --Wisteria Leigh Discover for yourself how good of a mystery book Cries of the Lost is. Buy and download your copy today.

A History of Sanskrit LiteratureA History of Sanskrit Literature

There seems a very fair analogy with the standard English of the higher classes of society in this country ; the East - end curate's true vernacular is ...

Author: Arthur Berriedale Keith

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishe

ISBN: 8120811003


Page: 575

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Taken in conjunction with my sanskrit Drama, published in 1924, this work covers the field of Classical Sanskrit Literature, as opposed to the Vedic Literature, the epics, and the Puranas. To bring the subject-matter within the limits of a single volume has rendered it necessary to treat the scientific literature briefly, and to avoid discussions of its subject-matter which appertain rather to the historian of grammer, philosophy, law, medicine, astronomy, or mathematics, than to the literary historian. This mode of treatment has rendered it possible, for the first time in any treatise in English on Sanskrit Literature, to pay due attention to the literary qualities of the Kavya. Though it was to Englishmen, such as Sir William Jones and H. T. Colebrooke, that our earliest knowledge of Sanskrit poetry was due, no English poet shared Goethe`s marvellous appereciation of the merits of works known to him only through the distorting medium of translations, and attention in England has usually been limited to the Vedic literature, as a source for comparative philology, the history of religion, or Indo-European antiquities; to the mysticism and monism of Sanskrit philosophy; and to the fables and fairy-tales in their relations to western parallels. The neglect of Sanskrit Kavya is doubtless natural. The great poets of India wrote for audiences of experts; they were masters of the learning of their day, long trained in the use of language, and they aim to please by subtlety, not simplicity of effect. They had at their disposal a singularly beautiful speech, and they commanded elaborate and most effective metres. Under these circumstances it was inevitable that their works should be difficult, but of those who on that score pass them by it may fairly be said ardua dum metuunt amittunt vera viai. It is in the great writers of Kavya along, headed by Kalidasa, that we find depth of feeling for life and nature matched with perfection of expression and rhythm. The Kavya literature includes some of the great poetry of the world, but it can never expect to attain wide popularity in the West, for it is essentially untranslatable German poets like Ruckert can, indeed, base excellent work on Sanskrit originals, but the effects produced are achieved by wholly different means, while English efforts at verse translations fall invariably below a tolerable mediocrity, their diffuse tepidity contrasting painfully with the brilliant condensation of style, the elegance of metre, and the close adaptation of sound to sense of the originals. I have, therefore, as in my Sanskrit Drama, illustrated the merits of the poets by Sanskrit extracts, adding merely a literal English version, in which no note is taken of variations of text or renderings. To save space I have in the main dealt only with works earlier than A.D. 1200, though especially in the case of the scientific literature important books of later date are briefly noticed. This book was sent in completed for the press, in January 1926 but pressure of work at the University Press precluded printing until the summer of 1927, when it wa deemed best, in order not to delay progress, to assign to this preface the notice of such new discoveries and theories of 1926 and 1927 as might have permanent interest.

Performance and Civic EngagementPerformance and Civic Engagement

... harmony of Indian and Eastern music and loosely the Phrygian mode' (Ibid.) ... to the East End, draws on a range of London vernacular registers from the ...

Author: Ananda Breed

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319665177


Page: 312

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This book explores 'civic engagement' as a politically active encounter between institutions, individuals and art practices that addresses the public sphere on a civic level across physical and virtual spaces. Taking a multidisciplinary approach, it tracks across the overlapping discourses of politics, cultural geography and performance, investigating how and why physical and digital spaces can be analysed and utilised to develop new art forms that challenge traditional notions of how performance is political and how politics are performative. Across three sections - Politicising Communities, Applying Digital Agency and Performing Landscapes and Identities - the ten chapters and three interviews cover a wide variety of international perspectives, all informed by innovative ways of addressing the current crisis of social fragmentation through performance. Providing access to many debates on the theory and practice of new media, this book is of significance to readers from a broad set of academic disciplines, including politics, sociology, geography, and performance studies.