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Rating: 4.00 / 5
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A READER'S STORY: My Love for Lionel Dahmer's Book about his Son, Jeff

by George Stietz

In the Spring of 1994, the author was a 21 year-old university student with a high grade point average, yet no overall sense of direction--a secret he tried to hide from all who knew and admired him. Longing for an unreachable young woman two years his senior, he discovered two things in earnest: Crown Royal Whiskey and Lionel Dahmer's book: A FATHER'S STORY. The latter not only taught him that the etymology of human behavior is a phenomena largely cloaked in mystery, it also showed him that sometimes no bridge can link people's psyches: Even those who are father and son.The former, unfortunately, demonstrated that alcohol induced aggression and rage are certainly not something reserved for Jeffrey Dahmer and other serial killers. The FORMER is another story, however. This book is abou...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, True Accounts, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 57 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Burn: Emotion on Fire

by Lia Lux

Emotion is one of the strongest urges, it can make you fall or motivate you to excel. In my case, it has sent me into overdrive. Thinking a thousand factors all at once, becoming engulfed in my feelings of rage, confusion, self-love, and even extreme sadness. My life has been quite the roller coaster ride and I have the poems to prove it. These are the people, places, and things that “BURN” the most....

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Criticism & Theory
Size: 46 pages
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The Complete Poems of Edgar Allan Poe (The Authoritative Edition - Wisehouse Classics)

by Virginia Woolf

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Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Poetry, United States, Nonfiction, American, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 801 kb
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The Forms of Historical Fiction: Sir Walter Scott and His Successors

by Harry E. Shaw

Harry Shaw’s aim is to promote a fuller understanding of nineteenth-century historical fiction by revealing its formal possibilities and limitations. His wide-ranging book establishes a typology of the ways in which history was used in prose fiction during the nineteenth century, examining major works by Sir Walter Scott—the first modern historical novelist—and by Balzac, Hugo, Anatole France, Eliot, Thackeray, Dickens, and Tolstoy....

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 256 pages
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Untangling the Knot: An Analysis of Lewis Carroll's The Hunting of the Snark

by Sandra Mann

A reasoned explanation of the obscure meaning underlying Lewis Carroll's The Hunting of the Snark: the ways in which men's divisive "fictions" and inability to properly reason has interfered with a fuller understanding of God's love and compassion. 28 pages....

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 28 pages
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Sons of the Gods, Children of Earth: Ideology and Literary Form in Ancient Greece

by Peter W. Rose

In this ambitious and venturesome book, Peter W. Rose applies the insights of Marxist theory to a number of central Greek literary and philosophical texts. He explores major points in the trajectory from Homer to Plato where the ideology of inherited excellence—beliefs about descent from gods or heroes—is elaborated and challenged. Rose offers subtle and penetrating new readings of Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, Pindar's Tenth Pythian Ode, Aeschylus's Oresteia, Sophokles' Philoktetes, and Plato's Republic.Rose rejects the view of art as a mere reflection of social and political reality—a view that is characteristic not only of most Marxist but of most historically oriented treatments of classical literature. He applies instead a Marxian hermeneutic derived from the work of the Frankfurt ...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Criticism & Theory, Movements & Periods
Size: 522 pages
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Rating: 4.80 / 5
5 reviews

Middlemarch for Book Clubs: Ideas for Reading and Discussion

by Rohan Maitzen

Everything you need for your book club to have a lively and well-informed discussion of George Eliot's beloved masterpiece! Includes biographical, historical, and literary contexts, discussion questions, and recommendations for further reading....

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Classics, Literary Fiction, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Women's Studies, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books, Movements & Periods, Literary
Size: 55 pages
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The Institution of Criticism

by Peter Uwe Hohendahl

German radicals of the 1960s announced the death of literature. For them, literature both past and present, as well as conventional discussions of literary issues, had lost its meaning. In The Institution of Criticism, Peter Uwe Hohendahl explores the implications of this crisis from a Marxist perspective and attempts to define the tasks and responsibilities of criticism in advanced capitalist societies. Hohendahl takes a close look at the social history of literary criticism in Germany since the eighteenth century. Drawing on the tradition of the Frankfurt School and on Jürgen Habermas's concept of the public sphere, Hohendahl sheds light on some of the important political and social forces that shape literature and culture. The Institution of Criticism is made up of seven essays origina...

Genre: History, Europe, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 287 pages
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Star Trek: The Original Voyages: A Book of Revelations

by Steffy Sota

I am a ghost writer.I died in Santa Monica, California on October 24, 1991.Following a stroke at a family reunion in Tallahassee, Florida in September 1989, my health declined requiring me to use a wheelchair. Following another stroke in early October 1991, my right arm was paralyzed causing me ongoing pain as the muscles began to atrophy. I also suffered problems with the sight in my right eye and found communicating in full sentences difficult. During an appointment with my doctor, I had a cardiopulmonary arrest and died in the doctor's office shortly afterwards.At around the age of 14, I came to the conclusion that religion was "nonsense." How could I take seriously a God-image that requires I prostrate myself every seven days and praise it? It's not true that I don't believe in God. I ...

Genre: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Humor, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 56 pages
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Rating: 2.60 / 5
3 reviews

Life In Japan: Understanding the Culture and The Breathtaking Lifestyle of Being Japanese

by Tom Stewart

Life In Japan
This is a Book For anyone interested in the Fascinating Culture of Japan The Small Country which makes huge contributions to the world from the astounding technology to the unique Japanese food. This is for anyone interested in moving to Japan for Studies or someone wishing to make a bucket list trip It is a Great away from home vacation that is bound to be stress relieving . Tourists alike will be pleased with the Feng Shui arrangements and Nori seaweed dishes. The Zen lifestyle. And Many More of Culture Aspects of Japan.


1: History of Japan
2: Japan's Cultural Aspects to Consider
3: Japan's Demographic Information
4: Japanese Traditional Dishes
5:Japan's Zen and Religion
6: Japanese Technology
7:Japan's La...

Genre: History, Asia, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 34 pages
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Rating: 2.00 / 5
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Smart Pop Preview 2015: Standalone Pieces on Zombies, Gilmore Girls, The Hunger Games, Mad Men, Star Wars, Munchkin, Game of Thrones, Reacher, and More

by George Beahm

Get a sneak peak at Smart Pop's upcoming 2015 titles, as well as some of our favorite backlist titles, with this preview volume of standalone essays, excerpts, and recipes! Volume Includes: “I Remember Star Trek”—D.C. FontanaFrom Boarding the Enterprise: Transporters, Tribbles, And the Vulcan Death Grip in Gene Rodenberry's Star Trek “Whimsy Goes with Everything”—Heather SwainFrom Coffee at Luke’s: An Unauthorized Gilmore Girls Gabfest “Men and Monsters”—Alyssa RosenbergFrom Beyond the Wall: Exploring George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire, From A Game of Thrones to A Dance with Dragons “From Factions to Fire Signs”—Rosemary Clement-MooreFrom Divergent Thinking: YA Authors on Veronica Roth's Divergent Trilogy “Team Katniss”—Jennifer Lynn BarnesFrom Gir...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 169 pages
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Rating: 4.30 / 5
4 reviews

Gilbert: The Man Who was G. K. Chesterton

by Michael Coren

“Of all the studies of G.K. I have read, this is the best, deepest and most nearly complete.” Bernard Levin, The Sunday TimesGilbert Keith Chesterton, known as G.K.Chesterton was born on the 29th of May, 1874 on a quiet street between Holland Park and Kensington, a place he came to love all his life.Although Chesterton attended University, he left without obtaining a degree.In 1901, he married Frances Blogg – a marriage that was to last his lifetime. Despite their happy marriage, there were no children. Frances’ health was weak from the start. However, Chesterton loved her and ensured he did all he could to make her happy.But at what cost to his own emotional stability? This was evident to his friends. But what about Frances?Chesterton started his career working for publishers and ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Criticism & Theory
Size: 304 pages
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Rating: 4.00 / 5
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The Life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

by Michael Coren

‘Here is Conan Doyle the doctor, Conan Doyle the adventurer, Conan Doyle the journalist and, above all, Conan Doyle the spiritualist. The intention of the present book is to describe Conan Doyle the man, the composite of all of these aspects and of many more.’Michael Coren presents his portrayal of a renaissance man, using his memoir, fiction and the little biographical information we have about Conan Doyle to give as full a portrait as he is able.Aged twenty-seven, his idea for a detective originally named Sherrinford comes to fruition as Sherlock Holmes, with his partner John Watson (‘a drab, quiet name for this unostentatious man’). Coren documents the reaction to the death of Sherlock, the reappearance in ‘The Hound of the Baskervilles’ and the other stories Conan Doyle wro...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Arts & Literature, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Criticism & Theory
Size: 400 pages
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Rating: 4.00 / 5
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C. S. Lewis: The Man Who Created Narnia

by Michael Coren

The Chronicles of Narnia are some of the best-known and well-loved classic children’s books in the English language, and C. S. Lewis, their creator, was a truly remarkable man. Clive Staples Lewis liked to be known simply as Jack. Plain Jack Lewis, his friends called him, those men who also taught at the renowned British universities of Oxford and Cambridge. Lewis was described by some as looking a little like an ordinary working man or even a forester, with his ruddy complexion and plump face. Yet his words were not those of any forester, for here was the finest writer of children's stories and the most popular author of books about Christianity of his age.Growing up, books filled Lewis’ house, piled in spare rooms, hallways, anywhere, everywhere. Lewis was allowed to read anything he...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Arts & Literature, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Criticism & Theory
Size: 140 pages
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Rating: 4.00 / 5
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Mark Dawson Books in Order: John Milton series, John Milton short stories, Isabella Rose series, Beatrix Rose series, Soho Noir, Group Fifteen Files, all ... and nonfiction. (Series Order Book 70)

by Book List Guru

Mark Dawson Books in OrderHow to Make Great Thrillers Even Better!2019 Edition: This is the most comprehensive Mark Dawson book order and checklist available. It's a complete bibliography and biography, which includes:John Milton books in orderJohn Milton short stories in orderIsabella Rose books in orderBeatrix Rose books in orderBeatrix Rose short stories in ordera complete list of short stories, standalone novels & nonfictionplus, a Mark Dawson biography.By knowing the John Milton book order, you’ll enjoy Mark Dawson’s books far more.Plus, this ebook is yours to keep on whatever reading device you have – tablet, phone, computer, or ereader – so the info you need is always right at your fingertips.Why is Series Order Important?You’ll enjoy a series far more if you know the corr...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Education & Reference, Writing, Research & Publishing Guides, Criticism & Theory
Size: 50 pages
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Ernest Hemingway: The Biography

by University Press

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Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Arts & Literature, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Criticism & Theory
Size: 66 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Poeticolors: Kaleidoscope

by Dwayne Gray

A book of carefully woven words inspired by most of our human emotions and some of the most common experiences that aims directly at relating to the many emotions we experience daily. In this Callaloo/ mixture of poems you are bound to find yourself. Find yourself, your surfaced emotions in "Poeticolors", and know that you are not alone in any emotion, good or bad, happy or sad....

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Poetry, Criticism & Theory
Size: 108 pages
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Rating: 2.50 / 5
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Off the Road and Over the Cuckoo's Nest: A Literary History of the Counterculture

by Mickey Harper

In the years following World War II, the Beat Generation began a literary revolution that changed American culture profoundly. Literature, music, fashion, art... none of it would ever be the same again. The fifties and sixties were a vibrant time of social upheaval, when art flourished against a turbulent backdrop. This optimism gave way to the cynicism of the seventies, and another cultural transition most famously portrayed by writer Hunter S. Thompson.In this fun-yet-scholarly chapbook, Mickey Harper explores the history of the American counterculture from Kerouac to Thompson and all the landmarks in between....

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Criticism & Theory
Size: 146 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Franz Kafka: The Necessity of Form

by Stanley Corngold

In Stanley Corngold’s view, the themes and strategies of Kafka’s fiction are generated by a tension between his concern for writing and his growing sense of its arbitrary character. Analyzing Kafka’s work in light of "the necessity of form," which is also a merely formal necessity, Corngold uncovers the fundamental paradox of Kafka’s art and life. The first section of the book shows how Kafka’s rhetoric may be understood as the daring project of a man compelled to live his life as literature. In the central part of the book, Corngold reflects on the place of Kafka within the modern tradition, discussing such influential precursors of Cervantes, Flaubert, and Nietzsche, whose works display a comparable narrative disruption. Kafka’s distinctive narrative strategies, Corngold poin...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 334 pages
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Rating: 4.00 / 5
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It Came From Beneath the Slush Pile: 20 Kinds of Stupid: An Anthology of Idiot Heroes and Ridiculous Heroines

by Holly Lisle

twenty fatally flawed flash stories by Holly Lisle and studentsIf there’s one thing more fun than writing awesome stories, it’s occasionally indulging in the worst excesses and writing awesomely bad stories. Holly Lisle and a group of her students put all of the most clichéd, badly formed, and just plain wrong techniques into as few words as they could, and gathered them together as a way of leading by (horrific) example and illustrating why sometimes, the rules really are there to help (and yes, run-on sentences are bad too).For learning should always be fun.This anthology contains stories by Holly Lisle, Bill Bush, Erica Damon, Danger Dave, DB Eldridge, Ava Fairhall, Peg Fisher, Katharina Gerlach, Gloria Hanlon, Madison Keller, K.V. Moffet, Ruth Sard, Laura Thurston, Tom Vetter...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 97 pages
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Rating: 3.30 / 5
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Chaos Bound: Orderly Disorder in Contemporary Literature and Science

by N. Katherine Hayles

N. Katherine Hayles here investigates parallels between contemporary literature and critical theory and the science of chaos. She finds in both scientific and literary discourse new interpretations of chaos, which is seen no longer as disorder but as a locus of maximum information and complexity. She examines structures and themes of disorder in The Education of Henry Adams, Doris Lessing’s Golden Notebook, and works by Stanislaw Lem. Hayles shows how the writings of poststructuralist theorists including Barthes, Lyotard, Derrida, Serres, and de Man incorporate central features of chaos theory....

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Professional Science, Science & Math, Mathematics, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 328 pages
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Tales of Research Misconduct: A Lacanian Diagnostics of Integrity Challenges in Science Novels (Library of Ethics and Applied Philosophy Book 36)

by Hub Zwart

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Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Psychology & Counseling, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Professional & Technical, Professional Science, Science & Math, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books, Movements & Periods
Size: 263 pages
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Feminist Theory, Women's Writing (Reading Women Writing)

by Laurie A. Finke

In this rewarding book, Laurie A. Finke challenges assumptions about gender, the self, and the text which underlie fundamental constructs of contemporary feminist theory. She maintains that some of the key concepts structuring feminist literary criticism need to be reexamined within both their historical context and the larger framework of current theory concerning language, representation, subjectivity, and value....

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Women's Studies, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: Unknown
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Madame Bovary on Trial

by Dominick LaCapra

In 1857, following the publication of Madame Bovary, Flaubert was charged with having committed an "outrage to public morality and religion." Dominick LaCapra, an intellectual historian with wide-ranging literary interests, here examines this remarkable trial. LaCapra draws on material from Flaubert’s correspondence, the work of literary critics, and Jean-Paul Sartre’s analysis of Flaubert. LaCapra maintains that Madame Bovary is at the intersection of the traditional and the modern novel, simultaneously invoking conventional expectations and subverting them....

Genre: History, Europe, Professional & Technical, Law, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 224 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Nabokov: The Mystery of Literary Structures

by Leona Toker

Vladimir Nabokov described the literature course he taught at Cornell as "a kind of detective investigation of the mystery of literary structures." Leona Toker here pursues a similar investigation of the enigmatic structures of Nabokov's own fiction. According to Toker, most previous critics stressed either Nabokov’s concern with form or the humanistic side of his works, but rarely if ever the two together. In sensitive and revealing readings of ten novels, Toker demonstrates that the need to reconcile the human element with aesthetic or metaphysical pursuits is a constant theme of Nabokov’s and that the tension between technique and content is itself a key to his fiction. Written with verve and precision, Toker’s book begins with Pnin and follows the circular pattern that is one of ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Arts & Literature, Specific Groups, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books, Movements & Periods
Size: 283 pages
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Rating: 3.70 / 5
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Living with Disfigurement in Early Medieval Europe (The New Middle Ages)

by Patricia Skinner

This book is open access under a CC-BY 4.0 license. This book examines social and medical responses to the disfigured face in early medieval Europe, arguing that the study of head and facial injuries can offer a new contribution to the history of early medieval medicine and culture, as well as exploring the language of violence and social interactions. Despite the prevalence of warfare and conflict in early medieval society, and a veritable industry of medieval historians studying it, there has in fact been very little attention paid to the subject of head wounds and facial damage in the course of war and/or punitive justice. The impact of acquired disfigurement —for the individual, and for her or his family and community—is barely registered, and only recently has there been any atte...

Genre: History, Europe, Historical Study, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Professional & Technical, Medical eBooks, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government, Philosophy, Science & Math, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books, Movements & Periods
Size: 383 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Feminist Literary Theory: An Introductory Handbook (Textual Matters Literary Theory 1)

by Yonge Eglinton

Feminist Literary Theory: An Introductory Handbook is the first volume in the series Textual Matters. The book reviews the most important conversations in feminist literary criticism in an understandable language. It, also, presents feminist concepts with examples of well-known literary works in a tangible way. Although the book can be an easy and pleasant read for anyone interested in feminism and/or literary criticism, the main audience of this handbook is novice critics that would like to start engaging more seriously with literary analysis and criticism. Feminist Literary Theory: An Introductory Handbook has been designed to facilitate students’ reading and writing about literature. The pragmatic approach of this handbook makes readers feel literary theory can be accessible....

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Criticism & Theory
Size: 46 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 27 November 2020 onward PDT/PST 

"The Female American": Marginalized Identity Transcends Patriarchy

by S.R. Stewart

The Female American: Marginalized Identity Transcends Patriarchy is an essay on the "The Female American". It covers gender roles, marginalization, and patriarchy....

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Studying & Workbooks, Criticism & Theory
Size: 11 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 November 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Fictions of Home: Narratives of Alienation and Belonging, 1850-2000 (Schweizer Anglistische Arbeiten (SAA) Book 143)

by Martin Mühlheim

This study aims to counter right-wing discourses of belonging. It discusses key theoretical concepts for the study of home, focusing in particular on Marxist, feminist, postcolonial, and psychoanalytic contributions. The book also maintains that postmodern celebrations of nomadism and exile tend to be incapable of providing an alternative to conservative, xenophobic appropriations of home.In detailed readings of one film and six novels, a view is developed according to which home, as a spatio-temporal imaginary, is rooted in our species being, and as such constitutes the inevitable starting point for any progressive politics....

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Criticism & Theory
Size: 384 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 November 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Tainted Souls and Painted Faces: The Rhetoric of Fallenness in Victorian Culture (Reading Women Writing)

by Amanda Anderson

Prostitute, adulteress, unmarried woman who engages in sexual relations, victim of seduction—the Victorian "fallen woman" represents a complex array of stigmatized conditions. Amanda Anderson here reconsiders the familiar figure of the fallen woman within the context of mid-Victorian debates over the nature of selfhood, gender, and agency. In richly textured readings of works by Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Gaskell, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, among others, she argues that depictions of fallen women express profound cultural anxieties about the very possibility of self-control and traditional moral responsibility....

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books, Movements & Periods
Size: 256 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 November 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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