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Part 1a. The Early Years

Edited by Kenneth L. Untiedt University of North Texas Press PDF
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CHAPTER ONE. Paranoid schizophrenia: ‘the radio loves me”

Murray Jackson Karnac Books ePub

SALLY

Sally, a very disturbed 30-year-old woman, is the second child and eldest daughter of a large Catholic family of eight children. The family lived in a council house in a small town in the Midlands. The parents’ marriage was unhappy, and the father left to live in another country when the patient was 12. Sally’s relationship with her mother seems to have been highly ambivalent: however, she made close relationships with several siblings. She survived well until adolescence, at which point her schoolwork disintegrated and paranoid ideation began to colonize her mind. By 21 she was convinced that when she masturbated, the whole of the town was watching her; subsequently, she believed she was being filmed. She suffered extreme persecutory guilt feelings, which seemed to be linked to her past sexual activity. After careful investigation, it became apparent (beyond reasonable doubt) that she had had an incestuous relationship with her father from the age of 11, before his departure. It seemed likely that several of the children had been sexually interfered with in one way or another. Sally felt that her mother had abandoned her and had handed her over to her father, and she hated her mother for it. These feelings may also have had their origin earlier in her life, when she was displaced by six siblings at close intervals. She felt her mother had forced her into the role of being a mother to her younger siblings, which had prompted her to turn to father for affection. She viewed him in many ways as a mother. At the same time, it seems that Sally’s father also viewed Sally to some extent as a maternal figure, thus adding to the confusion. Her longing for intimacy with her mother drew her into relationships with women, not overtly sexual but sufficient to make her feel sometimes that she was homosexual. At other times, she was afraid that she was masculine in her orientation. This was expressed concretely in moments of psychotic dread that she was turning into a man—a fear that may have partly been the expression of a wish to be in her father’s place in order to have possession of the mother for whom she longed. It was interesting to observe that, when the theme of her longing and despair in relation to her mother emerged openly during treatment, she became quite sane and coherent for the duration of the conversation about that theme.

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The Southeast

Tina Neylon Hunter Publishing ePub

On Foot

The Sl na Slinte, literally the walk of health, is a signposted coastal and urban walk around Bray for 8.75 miles (14 km). Its one of a network all over the country so named, which have been established to encourage walking.

Theres also a scenic cliff walk around Bray Head to Greystones, which is four miles (seven km) long.

The Wicklow Mountains are so popular with walkers that there are two annual festivals, in spring and autumn, which offer up to four guided walks a day, allowing for all levels of experience. You learn about the county and Irelands culture, geology and wildlife. Details from Wicklow Town Tourist Office, Rialto House, Fitzwilliam Square, tel. (0404) 69117; fax 69118, wicklowtouristoffice@eircom.net, www.ecoast-midlands.travel.ie.

Wicklow Mountain National Park, Upper Lake, Glendalough, has steep-sided valleys, mountains shaped by erosion and the Ice Age, oak woods and blanket bog. In addition to walking here, theres a series of organized events, including bat walks and mining walks, rut walks (deer spotting), woodland, and wildflower walks. Details available from Park Information, tel. (0404) 45656.

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Baroque in Italy

Victoria Charles Parkstone International PDF

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Baroque in Italy

Architecture and Sculpture

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he Italian Baroque style developed consistently in the architectural and sculptural arts beginning in the high Renaissance period. It followed the spiritual streams of the period and enhanced all decorative and structural details. It was marked by an accumulation of building elements, an arbitrary change of classical building forms and a tendency towards the pictorial, which led to the rejection of all straight lines. Everything that was previously horizontal was curved, canted or chamfered; even the column, the original form of the support, was altered by Giovanni

Lorenzo Bernini, the grand master of baroque architecture, to become sinuous and twisted, a style that had already appeared occasionally in late Roman architecture.

Rome was the epicentre of church and palace architecture in the Baroque style. It was also seen in Naples and Palermo, which can trace their architectural physiognomy only to the seventeenth century. The basis of all Baroque churches is the design of the Jesuit Church by the architect Giacomo Vignola, the successor to

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8. Styling at the Character Level

Dave Pawson O'Reilly Media ePub

XSL-FO provides a number of features aimed at formatting text and dealing with characters, which provide fine-grained control over presentation. You can manage content on a character-by-character basis, or you can apply properties to larger chunks of text.

In this chapter, I discuss the options available for formatting at the character level and when you should use this level of formatting. I also introduce font usage.

Be aware that, as formatters are introduced, the available fonts are not likely to match those available for desktop publishing packages or word processors. Most packages allow you to add fonts, either purchased or downloaded. See the vendor literature for instructions on adding new fonts and for the list of included fonts.

In many cases, what can be done at the character level could also be done at the inline level. This gives the stylesheet designer the choice of using either one. In some cases, the choice will be very clear. If you need to style only a single character, it makes sense to use the fo:character element. If its necessary to style a block of text that is all inline, use the fo:inline element. Many of the characteristics available at the inline level are equally applicable at the character level, so the number of them to remember doesnt increase dramatically! The only properties unique to fo:character are treat-as-word-space, character, glyph-orientation-horizontal, glyph-orientation-vertical, and suppress-at-line-break. Ill describe each of these in this chapter.

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