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By Sahr Conway-Lanz

ISBN-10: 0203960319

ISBN-13: 9780203960318

"Collateral damage" is an army time period for the inadvertent casualties and destruction inflicted on civilians during army operations. In Collateral harm: american citizens, Noncombatant Immunity, and Atrocity after international struggle II, Sahr Conway-Lanz chronicles the historical past of America's try and reconcile the appropriate of sparing civilians with the truth that glossy conflict ends up in the killing of blameless humans. Drawing on policymakers' reaction to the problems raised through the atrocities of global conflict II and using the atomic bomb, in addition to the continuing debate through the yank public and the media because the Korean warfare constructed, Conway-Lanz offers a entire exam of recent American discourse related to civilian casualties and offers a desirable examine the improvement of what's now generally called collateral harm

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Mrs. Allen was one of that numerous class of females, whose society can raise no other emotion than surprise at there being any men in the world who could like them well enough to marry them. She had neither beauty, genius, accomplishment, nor manner. (NA 10) [Catherine’s brother], being of a very amiable disposition, and sincerely attached to her ... (NA 29) Thorpe never finished the simile, for it could hardly have been a proper one. (NA 73) On the good-bad axis, and on the moral plane, two sets of characters are identified at a very early stage: the Morlands, Henry and Miss Tilney are good and respectable, while General Tilney is bad and the Thorpes are bad and disreputable.

From the mock-gothic part of NA onwards, all of Austen’s novels pivot on one central character whose consciousness the narrator can penetrate, but who also mixes with the narrator him/herself, at times in an inextricable manner. 22 A distinction is needed, however, between the cases in which a central character functions as a reflector, and the many instances in which Austen’s narrators and reflectors become virtually indistinguishable. When the narrator consistently places the narrative focus within a character’s consciousness (it happens throughout Emma), readers may tend to see things from that character’s visual, psychological, and ideological perspective.

In P&P, we are never told who betrays Elizabeth Bennet and Darcy’s secret to Lady Catherine (cf. Sutherland 1999: 17–22). Not infrequently, the narrator openly pleads his/her ignorance, from the early LS to the mature P: 18 John Douthwaite defines these ‘information gaps’ in pragmatic terms, as breaches of Grice’s maxim of quantity: ‘To illustrate both how radical and how arresting the pragmatic manipulation of language can be, let us examine one type of infraction that is crucial in creating implicature.

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