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  The Norton Anthology of English Literature: The 20th Century: Review: Summary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The roots of modern literature are in the late nineteenth century.
The twentieth century witnessed the emergence of internationally acclaimed voices from the former imperial dominions.
Leading poets at the close of the century were the Irishman Seamus Heaney and the West Indian Derek Walcott, both of whom combine elements of the English literary tradition with the rhythms of their native lands.
www.wwnorton.com /nael/20century/review/summary.htm   (762 words)

  
 Balkan Express
century will, however, enjoy a dubious claim to fame as one that brought tremendous upheavals and disasters to the Balkans, leaving the peninsula hardly any better than at its beginning, or actually worse for wear.
After centuries of dual control and domination by the Habsburgs and the Ottomans, the Balkans people began their liberation struggles in the 1800s.
Their hopes and dreams, running high at the beginning of the century, have become casualties of wars, compromises and outside interventions.  Balkans peace now seems farther away than it was in 1912.
www.antiwar.com /malic/m122800.html   (1741 words)

  
 Climate Change 2001: The Scientific Basis
Nevertheless the rate and duration of warming of the 20th century has been much greater than in any of the previous nine centuries.
This value is about 0.15°C larger than that estimated by the SAR for the period up to 1994, owing to the relatively high temperatures of the additional years (1995 to 2000) and improved methods of processing the data.
The record shows a great deal of variability; for example, most of the warming occurred during the 20th century, during two periods, 1910 to 1945 and 1976 to 2000.
www.grida.no /climate/ipcc_tar/wg1/005.htm   (1025 words)

  
 The 20th Century in Review - NWS Topeka, KS
With the close of the 20th Century, let's take a look at some of the significant weather events that have occurred in Topeka over the last 100 years.
These weather events are listed chronologically and not in their order of importance, amount of damage, deaths, etc. Data from the early half of the century are rather sparse, while a data "explosion" in the last 25 years allows for more specific information with recent events.
This was the most destructive tornado in the city's history, and the 5th most devastating tornado in the 20th Century in Kansas.
www.crh.noaa.gov /top/events/20threview.php   (1007 words)

  
 Facts About the 20th Century Review
A "comprehensive, one-volume reference on the 20th century," this compilation is well balanced in its treatment of people and events around the world.
Facts About The 20th Century is a single-volume reference that combines elements of a chronology, encyclopedia, and almanac.
Ranging from the trivial to the essential, and from local to global information, this is a "user friendly" and accessible record of all countries' history in the 20th century and the worldwide events destined to shape the future.
www.hwwilson.com /reviews/Facts20thcentury_review.htm   (794 words)

  
 All-Reviews.com Music Review: 20th Century Boy: The Ultimate Collection by Marc Bolan & T Rex
The recent car commercial playing the "20th Century Boy" track hasn't hurt renewed interest in Bolan's catalog.
My favs are "20th Century Boy," "Jeepster," "Children of the Revolution," "Elemental Child," "Ride a White Swan,"and the incredible "Slider." Collections like this continue to give me further evidence that the 70's provided a cache of great music similar to that of the 60's.
If you have been a fan of this music you will be in rock 'n' roll rapture, if this is the first time you have been exposed you will become a fan straight away.
all-reviews.com /music/20th-century-boy.htm   (391 words)

  
 20th century - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Some historians consider the era from about 1914 to 1989 to be the Short Twentieth Century.
Horses, and other pack animals, Western humanity's basic form of personal transportation for thousands of years were replaced by automobiles within the span of a few decades.
By the end of the century, the focal point of global culture had moved to the United States, especially New York City and Los Angeles.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/20th_century   (2096 words)

  
 TheMovieBoy Review: Goodbye 20th Century! (1998)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Beginning in the aftermath of a war in the year 2019 that has left the Balkans a desolate, sparse landscape, a man named Kuzman (Lazar Ristovski) is abruptly shot into a grave by his fellow comrades after being suspected as the cause of the mass deaths of their children.
One of the most offensive things about "Goodbye 20th Century!" is its treatment of incest, which flows throughout the picture.
In short, "Goodbye 20th Century!" is an ambitious film on many different levels, and I can appreciate that, but it rarely succeeds on any of them.
themovieboy.com /reviews/g/98_goodbye20th.htm   (623 words)

  
 Chronicle of the 20th Century Review
Published by Dorling Kindersley (DK) Multimedia, Chronicle of the 20th Century CD-ROM offers a multimedia adaptation of the DK book with the same title and chronicles world news and events from 1900 to 1 996.
20th Century in Focus examines, in-depth, 8 critical movements or conflicts which have shaped the world.
A Review of Chronicle of the 20th Century.
www.gslis.utexas.edu /~kidnet/reviews/chronicl.html   (689 words)

  
 NR's List of the 100 Best Non-Fiction Books of the Century
Gilder: "Prophesied the 20th century's debauchery of democracy and science, the barbarism of the specialist, and the inevitable fatuity of public opinion.
Herman: "Oakeshott is the 20th century's Edmund Burke."
Glendon: "The Thomas Aquinas of the 20th century."
www.nationalreview.com /100best/100_books.html   (1592 words)

  
 DVD Verdict Review - 20th Century Fox: The First 50 Years
20th Century Fox, however, came a little late to the table and it wasn't until 1996 that they released their own contribution to the field—20th Century Fox: The First 50 Years—partly in conjunction with American Movie Classics.
James Coburn narrates the history of 20th Century Fox, focusing on the first fifty years of its existence, 1915-1965.
20th Century Fox: The First 50 Years is an entertaining and fascinating look at one of Hollywood's major studios.
www.dvdverdict.com /reviews/fox.php   (938 words)

  
 FindLaw's Writ - Cassel: A Review of Lawrence Friedman's American Law in the 20th Century
Century is a review not only of law, but also of American industries and institutions, and of cycles of peace and war, plenty and want, social justice and injustice.
century with Friedman chronologically, or randomly pick chapters of interest, the experience won't be dull or pedantic.
Friedman's critical review of the criminal justice system, the penal system, three-strikes laws, and the death penalty suggests that the law is regressing, rather than developing, in these domains.
writ.news.findlaw.com /books/reviews/20020712_cassel.html   (2044 words)

  
 DVD Review - The Star Wars Trilogy
It's very strange to finally be writing a review of these films on DVD.
We've struggled to answer that question as best we could of course, constantly checking with both 20th Century Fox and Lucasfilm.
Released as a lark in 1977 by 20th Century Fox, George Lucas' original
www.thedigitalbits.com /reviews3/starwarstrilogy.html   (2098 words)

  
 [Ganoksin] Book Review - 20th Century Jewelry, The Complete Sourcebook
It is interesting to note that necklaces remain constant, peaking in the 1950s, while hair ornaments, for example — an essential accessory for the lady of the 1900s — dwindled into obscurity by the 1930s and were revived again in the 1950s.
Similarly, novelty jewelry was relatively rare in the early years of the century, but became more dominant among the cocktail jewelry of the 1940s.
And in the latter decades of the century, such a wide variety of earrings was worn that Peacock had to allocate extra space to them.
www.ganoksin.com /borisat/nenam/20th-century-jewelry.htm   (1093 words)

  
 dOc DVD Review: The 20th Century: A Moving Visual History (2000)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
What is most important is how many of the events of the early century past have such an integral effect on our life in the new century, from women's, civil and worker's rights to the war in Bosnia; from the state of Russian and Irish-British affairs to the creation of the Food and Drug Administration.
Image Transfer Review: The very old turn of the century clips are mostly grainy, pockmarked and filthy, while others are in remarkably good shape.
Audio Transfer Review: One doesn't expect much from a documentary covering back to the technological innovations of the early 20th century, so when I found some nice LFE effects at the beginning of episode two, and during the coverage of WWI, I was frankly surprised.
www.digitallyobsessed.com /showreview.php3?ID=167   (1055 words)

  
 The 20th century in review - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The latter half of the twentieth century was profoundly marred by the competition between the two world superpowers: the United States and the Soviet Union.
The Vietnam War is probably the second most visible war of the 20th century, after World War II.
At the end of the twentieth century, the world was at a major crossroads.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_20th_century_in_review   (8792 words)

  
 Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and 20th Century Mexican Art Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
"Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and 20th Century Mexican Art" is a vibrant and compelling exhibit that is currently at the Mexican Fine Arts Museum in Pilsen, on Chicago's South Side.
This is the largest and most high profile exhibit ever at that museum; it is also one of their best.
The exhibit features paintings and sketches by some of the most important 20th century Mexican artists including Frida Kahlo and the muralist/painter Diego Rivera.
www.artinterviews.com /frida.html   (584 words)

  
 LIGHT VIEWS FILM REVIEW: GOODBYE 20TH CENTURY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Instead, I had to sit through "Goodbye 20th Century," a Macedonian film with obvious western influences.
Set in three distinct time periods, "Goodbye 20th Century" is a solid effort that proves the filmmakers have done their homework.
"Goodbye 20th Century" begins as serious science-fiction, but before it is done, the film becomes an all-out assault on tradition and the senses.
www.lightviews.com /goodbye20thcentury.htm   (911 words)

  
 YouTube - 20th Century In Review
This has 20th century written all over it and defines it well for the English speaking world.
It has mostly "Made in the USA" written all over it since the USA played the role as global super power during the 20th century.
It's a look back at the events of the 20th Century from a Canadian perspective.
www.youtube.com /?v=ymE-IhiX-0A   (285 words)

  
 Sonic Youth : SYR 4: Goodbye 20th Century - Listen, Review and Buy at ARTISTdirect   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Sonic Youth : SYR 4: Goodbye 20th Century
The result is a minimal album of silence occasionally interrupted by strange dissonance that quietly reaps noisy havoc on your mind.
The many collaborators make Goodbye 20th Century a curious listen -- certainly not your standard Sonic Youth album.
www.artistdirect.com /store/artist/album/0,,929346,00.html   (204 words)

  
 Cap, a Life - In the Arena: A Memoir of the 20th Century - Review National Review - Find Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Cap, a Life - In the Arena: A Memoir of the 20th Century - Review
In the Arena: A Memoir of the 20th Century, by Caspar W. Weinberger, with Gretchen Roberts (Regnery, 412 pp., $34.95)
Weinberger subtitles his book "a memoir of the 20th century"; the description is not overly grand.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1282/is_23_53/ai_80099517   (935 words)

  
 San Diego Metropolitan - Century in Review - December 1999
San Diego Metropolitan - Century in Review - December 1999
The best place to look is the past, so here is San Diego's 20th century in a nutshell.
Its Spanish Revival motif becomes the dominant form for California public architecture in the 20th century.
www.sandiegometro.com /1999/dec/review.html   (2514 words)

  
 Orlando Weekly - Film Review - Goodbye 20th Century   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
For the last 20 years, Sonic Youth has skated the thin ice between improvised noise and indie-rock darlinghood to become one of the most prolific and polarizing camps in music today.
It's fitting that at the end of the millennium they'd end up at "Goodbye 20th Century," a tribute album of sorts: Two discs clocking in at more than 100 minutes, all readings of 20th-century composers, the highbrow likes of Christian Wolff, Takehisa Kosugi and Cornelius Cardew.
And strange sounds abound, including an arrangement of swinging microphones and the resulting feedback, and playing the piano by nailing down the keys.
www.orlandoweekly.com /film/review.asp?rid=8557   (153 words)

  
 Mora's Modern Swingtet - 20th Century Closet
Mora's dedication to classy interpretations of transcriptions and published stock arrangements has won his band a loyal following among the ranks of vintage purists, and Mora's Modern Swingtet—presenting the same power in a scaled format—is certainly no exception to that rule.
This reviewer's personal picks include a balboa-tastic version of "Stompology" and the tongue-in-cheek risqué metaphors of "I Didn't like It the First Time"—the latter providing a glorious, fun showcase for Kayre Morrison's vocals.
The liner notes include appropriate dated references to original arrangements, stock notes or tedious transcriptions—a wonderful tool for fans attempting to mine the roots of each track.
www.porthalcyon.com /reviews/200412/moras.shtml   (300 words)

  
 Strange Horizons Reviews: 20th Century Ghosts by Joe Hill, reviewed by Graham Sleight
Or take Robert Aickman, in whose work being alive in the twentieth century is the greatest horror, and whose stories consist—we might say—of ever-increasing dread at the failure to see that.
It's a piece which could appear slight in some hands, depicting a few decades in the life of a cinema haunted by the ghost of a beautiful woman.
Either way, like the twentieth century, they are behind us; closing the book is like the dull thud of earth thrown into a grave.
www.strangehorizons.com /reviews/2006/03/20th_cent.shtml   (1910 words)

  
 Movie Habit: Review of Goodbye 20th Century (1998), ** 1/2
With Being John Malkovich getting such rave reviews, it just might be possible that surrealism is making a comeback.
That would be good news for the creators of Goodbye 20th Century.
Goodbye 20th Century is a Macedonian film — one of only 6 listed in the IMDB.
www.moviehabit.com /reviews/goo_kr99.shtml   (364 words)

  
 DVD Review - 20th Century Fox: The First 50 Years   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
DVD Review - 20th Century Fox: The First 50 Years
20th Century Fox: The First 50 Years (1996)
Punctuated by the booming intonations of narrator James Coburn, ’20th Century Fox: The First 50 Years’ is an entertaining documentary about the history and legacy of the studio.
www.dvdreview.com /reviews/pages/258.shtml   (295 words)

  
 20th Century Masters - The Best of Cameo DVD Movie
Funky from the tips of their shoes to the tops of their immaculately coiffeured hair, the trio that are Cameo managed to keep producing an infectious mix of R & B, funk, and soul for more than two decades.
Check our review guidelines for specific details regarding customer review policy.
Upon approval, your review will be published within a few days.
www.cduniverse.com /search/xx/movie/pid/6760867/a/20th+Century+Masters+%2D+The+Best+of+Cameo.htm   (322 words)

  
 Turmoil in 20th-Century Europe - Geography lesson plan (grades 6-8) - DiscoverySchool.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
After watching Turmoil in 20th-Century Europe, review some of the basic facts about Titanic.
For the "Ultimate Survival" segment: As a class, review what you learned about the ghettos established by the Nazis in occupied Poland.
For the "Down Came the Wall" segment: Have students explore the history and politics of the Berlin Wall and the how the news differed in East and West Berlin; visit the Newseum's site.
school.discovery.com /lessonplans/programs/turmoil20thcentury   (1044 words)

  
 20th Century In Review Series 1900-1919 Stein
20th Century In Review Series V 1980-1999 Stein
This first in a series of five steins takes a look back at the key people, events and discoveries of the 20th century.
This first stein covers the years 1900 to 1919 with full color illustrations depicting over 40 different people and events.
www.samssteins.com /ProductInfo.aspx?productid=CS311   (139 words)

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