By William Stadiem, Sandra Lansky
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Sandi Lansky Lombardo grew up the single daughter of mob boss Meyer Lansky. Raised in upper-class Jewish elegance, first on the Majestic resort after which on the Beresford, at completing faculties and fancy stables, Sandi used to be the wild baby of the overdue 40's, the 50's, and the early 60's. She was once the Paris Hilton of her day, partying until eventually sunrise at El Morocco and the Stork membership, relationship the most important celebrities of the period. Her existence was once now not with out heartbreak and tragedy, together with the madness of her mom, and the crippling handicap of her child brother let alone his drug addiction.
Sandi used to be aware about her father's secrets and techniques in addition to his unforeseen tenderness. She continuously caught heavily to the stern code of omerta. In Daughter of the King, Sandi groups up with Nick Pileggi (author of the seminal Wise Guy, possibly the best-selling mob booklet ever) and a number of time New York Times Bestselling author invoice Stadiem. Nick has made a occupation in books and flicks chronicling the mob, and invoice has emerged as a grasp of recreating the glamour and romance of the golden period of yank tradition with bestsellers like Mr. S and George Hamilton's Don't brain if I Do.
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Extra resources for Daughter of the King: Growing Up in Gangland
Indeed, sections of the text include nonsense words that have no semantic value and whose presence and purpose in Maaseh Merkabah therefore cannot be explained by semantic investigation. Motivations for these clusters may be found by consideration of the poetic functions of language. The theory of poetic text pragmatics developed by Silverstein (1981; 1984) supplies methods appropriate to Maaseh Merkabah, for his theory introduces greater precision into the discussion of language functions by differentiating between two general types of function.
In the beginning and ending sections of the text, Rabbi Akiba2 teaches Rabbi Ishmael3 ascent hymns and describes his own experience of heavenly visions (sections 16, 810, and 3233). When Akiba depicts ascent in response to Ishmael's inquiries, he recites hymns of praise and sketches out the heavenly realm, incorporating enumerations of the heavens cast as a series of repeated phrases. 5 Angelic characters are introduced with no explanation of their roles, which presumably the reader already knew.
If it is possible to connect their roles with the goals of the ritual, to show why certain forms are placed within the text, the organization and composition of the text will be seen as purposeful. Establishing a connection between linguistic patterns and pragmatic goals illuminates the appropriateness of the text. Following the lead of Hoffman, we are trying to find the motivation for text composition, employing our expanded notion of meaning, which includes pragmatic as well as semantic meaning.
Daughter of the King: Growing Up in Gangland by William Stadiem, Sandra Lansky