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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
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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
4 reviews

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
5 reviews

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
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"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
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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
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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
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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BEHIND THESE CLOSED DOORS: An Account In Poetry by Someone You Thought You Knew Anniversary Edition (BEHIND CLOSED DOORS Book 1)

by Michelle Carter-Douglass

This book is a collection of poetry by an abuse and domestic violence survivor. Let no person dictate your destination and purpose in life. All trials and tribulations that you and I endure, bring us closer to appreciating our fellow peers and every living thing. This is my first book of poetry in print and all glory is to Almighty God....

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Parenting & Relationships, Family Relationships, Criticism & Theory
Size: 64 pages
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Rating: 3.10 / 5
3 reviews

Echoes of Desire: English Petrarchism and Its Counterdiscourses

by Heather Dubrow

Echoes of Desire variously invokes and interrogates a number of historicist and feminist premises about Tudor and Stuart literature by examining the connections between the anti-Petrarchan tradition and mainstream Petrarchan poetry. It also addresses some of the broader implications of contemporary critical methodologies. Heather Dubrow offers an alternative to the two predominant models used in previous treatments of Petrarchism: the all-powerful poet and silenced mistress on the one hand and the poet as subservient patron on the other....

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Poetry, World Literature, British, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books, Movements & Periods
Size: 328 pages
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Greatness Engendered: George Eliot and Virginia Woolf (Reading Women Writing)

by Alison Booth

The egotism that fuels the desire for greatness has been associated exclusively with men, according to one feminist view; yet many women cannot suppress the need to strive for greatness. In this forceful and compelling book, Alison Booth traces through the novels, essays, and other writings of George Eliot and Virginia Woolf radically conflicting attitudes on the part of each toward the possibility of feminine greatness. Examining the achievements of Eliot and Woolf in their social contexts, she provides a challenging model of feminist historical criticism....

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Women's Studies, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
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Scenes of Sympathy: Identity and Representation in Victorian Fiction

by Audrey Jaffe

In Scenes of Sympathy, Audrey Jaffe argues that representations of sympathy in Victorian fiction both reveal and unsettle Victorian ideologies of identity. Situating these representations within the context of Victorian visual culture, and offering new readings of key works by Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Gaskell, Ellen Wood, George Eliot, Oscar Wilde, and Arthur Conan Doyle, Jaffe shows how mid-Victorian spectacles of social difference construct the middle-class self, and how late-Victorian narratives of feeling pave the way for the sympathetic affinities of contemporary identity politics. Perceptive and elegantly written, Scenes of Sympathy is the first detailed examination of the place of sympathy in Victorian fiction and ideology. It will redirect the current critical conversation about ...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books, Movements & Periods
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Joyce: The Return of the Repressed (Contestations)

by Susan Stanford Friedman

Did James Joyce, that icon of modernity, spearhead the dismantling of the Cartesian subject? Or was he a supreme example of a modern man forever divided and never fully known to himself? This volume reads the dialogue of contradictory cultural voices in Joyce’s works—revolutionary and reactionary, critical and subject to critique, marginal and central. It includes ten essays that identify repressed elements in Joyce’s writings and examine how psychic and cultural repressions persistently surface in his texts. Contributors include Joseph A. Boone, Marilyn L. Brownstein, Jay Clayton, Laura Doyle, Susan Stanford Friedman, Christine Froula, Ellen Carol Jones, Alberto Moreirias, Richard Pearce, and Robert Spoo....

Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Psychology & Counseling, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 328 pages
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Writing in Limbo: Modernism and Caribbean Literature

by Simon Gikandi

In Simon Gikandi’s view, Caribbean literature and postcolonial literature more generally negotiate an uneasy relationship with the concepts of modernism and modernity—a relationship in which the Caribbean writer, unable to escape a history encoded by Europe, accepts the challenge of rewriting it. Drawing on contemporary deconstructionist theory, Gikandi looks at how such Caribbean writers as George Lamming, Samuel Selvon, Alejo Carpentier, C. L. R. James, Paule Marshall, Merle Hodge, Zee Edgell, and Michelle Cliff have attempted to confront European modernism....

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books, Movements & Periods
Size: 274 pages
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Fictions of Authority: Women Writers and Narrative Voice

by Susan Sniader Lanser

Drawing on narratological and feminist theory, Susan Sniader Lanser explores patterns of narration in a wide range of novels by women of England, France, and the United States from the 1740s to the present. She sheds light on the history of "voice" as a narrative strategy and as a means of attaining social power. She considers the dynamics in personal voice in authors such as Mary Shelley, Charlotte Brontë, Zora Neale Hurston, and Jamaica Kincaid. In writers who attempt a "communal voice"—including Mary Wollstonecraft, Elizabeth Gaskell, Joan Chase, and Monique Wittig—she finds innovative strategies that challenge the conventions of Western narrative....

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Women's Studies, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 304 pages
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Feminizing the Fetish: Psychoanalysis and Narrative Obsession in Turn-of-the Century France

by Emily Apter

Shoes, gloves, umbrellas, cigars that are not just objects—the topic of fetishism seems both bizarre and inevitable. In this venturesome and provocative book, Emily Apter offers a fresh account of the complex relationship between representation and sexual obsession in turn-of-the-century French culture. Analyzing works by authors in the naturalist and realist traditions as well as making use of documents from a contemporary medical archive, she considers fetishism as a cultural artifact and as a subgenre of realist fiction. Apter traces the web of connections among fin-de-siècle representations of perversion, the fiction of pathology, and the literary case history. She explores in particular the theme of "female fetishism" in the context of the feminine culture of mourning, collecting, ...

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Women and Romance: The Consolations of Gender in the English Novel (Reading Women Writing)

by Laurie Langbauer

According to Laurie Langbauer, the notion of romance is vague precisely because it represents the chaotic negative space outside the novel that determines its form. Addressing questions of form, Langbauer reads novels that explore the interplay between the novel and romance: works by Charlotte Lennox, Mary Wollstonecraft, Charles Dickens, George Eliot, and George Meredith. She considers key issues in feminist debate, in particular the relations of feminist to the poststructuralist theories of Lacan, Derrida, and Foucault. In highlighting questions of gender in this way, Women and Romance contributes to a major debate between skeptical and materialist points of view among poststructuralist critics....

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Poetry in Speech: Orality and Homeric Discourse (Myth and Poetics)

by Egbert J. Bakker

Applying linguistic theory to the study of Homeric style, Egbert J. Bakker offers a highly innovative approach to oral poetry, particularly the poetry of Homer. By situating formulas and other features of oral style within the wider contexts of spoken language and communication, he moves the study of oral poetry beyond the landmark work of Milman Parry and Albert Lord.One of the book's central features, related to the research of the linguist Wallace Chafe, is Bakker's conception of spoken discourse as a sequence of short speech units reflecting the flow of speech through the consciousness of the speaker. Bakker shows that such short speech units are present in Homeric poetry, with significant consequences for Homeric metrics and poetics. Considering Homeric discourse as a speech process r...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Words, Language & Grammar, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books, Movements & Periods
Size: 256 pages
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The Supplement of Reading: Figures of Understanding in Romantic Theory and Practice

by Tilottama Rajan

Tilottama Rajan illuminates a crisis of representation within romanticism, evident in the proliferation of stylistically and structurally unsettled literary texts that resist interpretation in terms of a unified meaning. The Supplement of Reading investigates the role of the reader both in romantic literary texts and in the hermeneutic theory that has responded to and generated such texts. Rajan considers how selected works by Coleridge, Wordsworth, Blake, Shelley, Godwin, and Wollstonecraft explore the problem of understanding in relation to interpretive difference, including the differences produced by gender, class, and history....

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books, Movements & Periods
Size: 376 pages
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The Challenge of Bewilderment: Understanding and Representation in James, Conrad, and Ford

by Paul B. Armstrong

The Challenge of Bewilderment treats the epistemology of representation in major works by Henry James, Joseph Conrad, and Ford Madox Ford, attempting to explain how the novel turned away from its traditional concern with realistic representation and toward self-consciousness about the relation between knowing and narration. Paul B. Armstrong here addresses the pivotal thematic experience of "bewilderment," an experience that challenges the reader’s very sense of reality and that shows it to have no more certainty or stability than an interpretative construct. Through readings of The Sacred Fount and The Ambassadors by James, Lord Jim and Nostromo by Conrad, and The Good Soldier and Parade’s End by Ford, Armstrong examines how each writer dramatizes his understanding of the act of knowi...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books, Movements & Periods
Size: 320 pages
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The Cosmic Web: Scientific Field Models and Literary Strategies in the Twentieth Century

by N. Katherine Hayles

From the central concept of the field—which depicts the world as a mutually interactive whole, with each part connected to every other part by an underlying field— have come models as diverse as quantum mathematics and Saussure’s theory of language. In The Cosmic Web, N. Katherine Hayles seeks to establish the scope of the field concept and to assess its importance for contemporary thought. She then explores the literary strategies that are attributable directly or indirectly to the new paradigm; among the texts at which she looks closely are Robert Pirsig’s Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Nabokov’s Ada, D. H. Lawrence’s early novels and essays, Borges’s fiction, and Thomas Pynchon’s Gravity’s Rainbow....

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Professional Science, Science & Math, Physics, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books, Movements & Periods
Size: 232 pages
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The Ethics of Criticism

by Tobin Siebers

Tobin Siebers asserts that literary criticism is essentially a form of ethics. The Ethics of Criticism investigates the moral character of contemporary literary theory, assessing a wide range of theoretical approaches in terms of both the ethical presuppositions underlying the critical claims and the attitudes fostered by the approaches. Building on analyses of the moral legacies of Plato, Kant, Nietzsche, and Freud, Siebers identifies the various fronts on which the concerns of critical theory impinge on those of ethics....

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Size: 264 pages
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The Discourse of Modernism

by Timothy J. Reiss

Timothy J. Reiss perceives a new mode of discourse emerging in early seventeenth-century Europe; he believes that this form of thought, still our own, may itself soon be giving way. In The Discourse of Modernism, Reiss sets up a theoretical model to describe the process by which one dominant class of discourse is replaced by another. He seeks to demonstrate that each new mode does not constitute a radical break from the past but in fact develops directly from its predecessor....

Genre: History, Europe, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books, Movements & Periods
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Autobiographical Voices: Race, Gender, Self-Portraiture (Reading Women Writing)

by Françoise Lionnet

Adopting a boldly innovative approach to women’s autobiographical writing, Françoise Lionnet here examines the rhetoric of self-portraiture in works by authors who are bilingual or multilingual or of mixed races or cultures. Autobiographical Voices offers incisive readings of texts by Zora Neale Hurston, Maya Angelou, Marie Cardinal, Maryse Condé, Marie-Thérèse Humbert, Augustine, and Nietzsche....

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Arts & Literature, Specific Groups, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Women's Studies, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 280 pages
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Cornell University Press, Est. 1869: Our First 150 Years

by Karen M. Laun

A history of the first 150 years of Cornell University Press....

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Poems Professing Love: We found it

by Lisa Dupree

This is a book of poetry that expresses the author's love of someone very special in his life, however the poetry within these pages are not so personal when you look at the fact that there are always those that can relate to love, and likewise will be able to relate to the verses of these poems. If not this book should at least accomplish giving one the idea of what feeling to expect when true love invades the heart....

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Criticism & Theory
Size: 30 pages
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Rating: 4.10 / 5
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Nothing & Everything

by Val N. Tine

Have you ever been struck by the meaningless of existence?Have you ever shuddered that good and bad and evil are just empty words?Have you ever suddenly thought that our search for knowledge is futile?If ‘no’, what makes you so sure of yourself? Perhaps you’d like to make sure that your certainty isn’t just complacency.If ‘yes’ then you were on the right track, but what happened next? Did you hold on to these thoughts? Did you find it all too hard to bear after a while? Perhaps you’d like to explore a little more.So come, see what the void has to offer. Have no fear of nihilism.www.nothingistrueandeverythingispermitted.com...

Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self-Help, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Criticism & Theory
Size: 139 pages
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Heroic Poets, Poetic Heroes: The Ethnography of Performance in an Arabic Oral Epic Tradition (Myth and Poetics)

by Dwight F. Reynolds

An astonishingly rich oral epic that chronicles the early history of a Bedouin tribe, the Sirat Bani Hilal has been performed for almost a thousand years. In this ethnography of a contemporary community of professional poet-singers, Dwight F. Reynolds reveals how the epic tradition continues to provide a context for social interaction and commentary. Reynolds’s account is based on performances in the northern Egyptian village in which he studied as an apprentice to a master epic-singer. Reynolds explains in detail the narrative structure of the Sirat Bani Hilal as well as the tradition of epic singing. He sees both living epic poets and fictional epic heroes as figures engaged in an ongoing dialogue with audiences concerning such vital issues as ethnicity, religious orientation, codes of...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 128 pages
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Dante's Paradise: A Discussion Guide

by David Bruce

The purpose of this book is educational. I have read, studied and taught Dante’s "Divine Comedy," and I wish to pass on what I have learned to other people who are interested in studying Dante’s "Divine Comedy". In particular, I think that the readers of this short introduction to Dante’s "Paradise" will be bright high school seniors and college first-year students, as well as intelligent adults who simply wish to study "The Divine Comedy" despite not being literature majors.This book uses a question-and-answer format. It poses, then answers, relevant questions about Dante, background information, and "The Divine Comedy." This book goes through the "Paradise" canto by canto. I recommend that you read the relevant section of the "Paradise," then read my comments, then go back and re-r...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Criticism & Theory, Movements & Periods
Size: 232 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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The Golden Bracelet: The mysterious death of the fortune teller

by Alia Beydoun

*The Golden Bracelet Translated English Version.The novel revolves around the murder of a fortuneteller called Nareemar. The story contains fascinating details about the techniques used by charlatans and psychics. It also includes the religious, humanitarian, and legal ideologies of this topic. Plus, the novel highlights certain social issues taking place in Lebanon, as well as marriage disputes, social media, and dealing with depression and grief....

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Teen & Young Adult, Mysteries & Thrillers, Criticism & Theory
Size: 109 pages
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SECRET MESSAGES: An Investigation into the Subliminal Messages in Junior Fiction, from a Christian Perspective.

by Ann Fox

DESCRIPTIONWhilst carrying out extensive research into the world of children’s books, covering nearly one thousand stories, I have discovered amongst their pages widespread distortion of Christian truth, such that would confuse the issues of good and evil and affect both family life and society in profound ways. Despite advancing technology, books are as much in demand as ever, with young readers greatly influenced by their fictional friends. Over several years, as a teacher, school-governor and mother, I have gathered together the evidence into a thorough but easy-to-read review entitled “Secret Messages”.Considering the materialistic age we live in, it is surprising how many stories have a “religious” setting, with supernatural powers, rituals and values which are far from Chri...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Parenting & Relationships, Literature Guides, Sexuality, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 265 pages
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Under the Cherry Blossoms: An Introduction to Japanese Tree Folklore

by Christopher Kincaid

Murder. Love. Sacrifice. From stories about a willow who falls in love with a human to an old samurai who kills himself so his beloved tree can live, Japanese folklore venerates trees. Beyond the sakura, the famous cherry tree, Japanese farmers told stories about the trees that welcomed them home and supported every aspect of their lives. Trees not only support our lives by providing building materials, food, and warmth, but they also teach us how to be human....

Genre: History, Asia, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 85 pages
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Gender and Genre in the Folklore of Middle India (Myth and Poetics)

by Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger

In Gender and Genre in the Folklore of Middle India, Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger analyzes six representative Indian folklore genres from a single regional repertoire to show the influence of their intertextual relations on the composition and interpretation of artistic performance. Placing special emphasis on women’s rituals, she looks at the relationship between the framework and organization of indigenous genres and the reception of folklore performance. The regional repertoire under examination presents a strikingly female-centered world. Female performers and characters are active, articulate, and frequently challenge or defy expectations of gender. Men also confound traditional gender roles. Flueckiger includes the translations of two full performance texts of narratives sung by fem...

Genre: History, Asia, Historical Study, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 424 pages
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The Basics of Character Creation

by C Powers

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Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Education & Reference, Writing, Research & Publishing Guides, Criticism & Theory
Size: 9 pages
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Rating: 3.90 / 5
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The Island of Doctor Moreau (SF Masterworks)

by H. G. Wells

H. G. Wells’s science fiction classic: the dark and captivating story of one man’s fight for survival against the lab-made nightmares of a mad scientist Shipwrecked and abandoned, Edward Prendick cautiously steps ashore a remote island in the Pacific. Though wary, Prendick is unaware of the horrors that await him here. But what appears at first to be a typical volcanic island slowly reveals itself to be the macabre workshop of maligned London physiologist Dr. Moreau. Moreau’s genius had been celebrated far and wide until the true nature of his work was exposed. Now secluded on his island, Moreau engages unimpeded in gruesome experiments of vivisection, splicing animal and man together in a terrifying display of his dominion over nature. When Prendick realizes he’s slated to be the ...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Classics, Literary Fiction, Action & Adventure, Horror, Nonfiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Science Fiction, Criticism & Theory, Literary
Size: 224 pages
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Rating: 2.90 / 5
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The Art of the Spiel: The Presidential Campaign of Donald Trump

by Donald Dick Trump

Donald Trump ran the nastiest, most divisive campaign in American history. Nonetheless, he will be the 45th president of the United States. If this reality hits you like an arctic cold blast in hell, this book’s for you. Inside The Art of the Spiel we recap Trump’s campaign transgressions, and follow each with a satirical response from Don the Con. We’re definitely not going to get any apologies from Trump, so we might as well get a few laughs....

Genre: Humor & Entertainment, History, Americas, United States, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Antiques & Collectibles, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Humor, Criticism & Theory
Size: 62 pages
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The Dark Side of the Press: The Anatomy of a Traditional Book Deal

by Richard Mallery

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The Literariness of Media Art

by Claudia Benthien

The beginning of the 20th century saw literary scholars from Russia positing a new definition for the nature of literature. Within the framework of Russian Formalism, the term ‘literariness’ was coined. The driving force behind this theoretical inquiry was the desire to identify literature—and art in general—as a way of revitalizing human perception, which had been numbed by the automatization of everyday life. The transformative power of ‘literariness’ is made manifest in many media artworks by renowned artists such as Chantal Akerman, Mona Hatoum, Gary Hill, Jenny Holzer, William Kentridge, Nalini Malani, Bruce Nauman, Martha Rosler, and Lawrence Weiner. The authors use literariness as a tool to analyze the aesthetics of spoken or written language within experimental film, vi...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books, Movements & Periods
Size: 332 pages
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Rating: 4.20 / 5
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The Complete Novels of Victor Hugo

by Victor Hugo

This book contains the complete novels of Victor Hugo in the chronological order of their original publication.- Hans of Iceland- Bug-Jargal- The Last Day of a Condemned Man- The Hunchback of Notre-Dame- Claude Gueux- Les Misérables- Toilers of the Sea- The Man Who Laughs- Ninety-Three...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, World Literature, French, Education & Reference, Foreign Language Study & Reference, Criticism & Theory
Size: 2671 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Language between God and the Poets: Ma‘na in the Eleventh Century (Berkeley Series in Postclassical Islamic Scholarship Book 2)

by Alexander Key

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. In the Arabic eleventh-century, scholars were intensely preoccupied with the way that language generated truth and beauty. Their work in poetics, logic, theology, and lexicography defined the intellectual space between God and the poets. In Language Between God and the Poets, Alexander Key argues that ar-Raghib al-Isfahani, Ibn Furak, Ibn Sina (Avicenna), and Abd al-Qahir al-Jurjani shared a conceptual vocabulary based on the words ma‘na and haqiqah. They used this vocabulary to build theories of language, mind, and reality that answered perennial questions: how to structure language and reference, how to describe G...

Genre: History, Middle East, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Education & Reference, Words, Language & Grammar, Religion & Spirituality, Islam, Other Eastern Religions, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 322 pages
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The Renaissance Reader

by Kenneth Atchity

As the transition period between the Middle Age and modern times, the Renaissance is perhaps the most distinguished age since that of Classical Greece. Moreover, the consciousness of our time was largely formed by those who were given the freedom to express themselves by the rebirth of the art and sciences of the Renaissance.The Renaissance Reader allows the men and women of that turbulent time of change to speak in their on voices--sane and insane, brilliant and mundane, inspired and possessed, oblivious and decisive. Organized chronologically and covering the fourteenth through the seventeenth centuries, the book provides readers with the literary and artistic; social, religious, and political; and scientific and philosophic texts that shaped Renaissance thinking from the death of Dante ...

Genre: History, Europe, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Criticism & Theory, Movements & Periods
Size: 400 pages
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Dante’s Inferno: A Discussion Guide

by David Bruce

The purpose of this book is educational. I have read, studied, and taught Dante’s "Inferno," and I wish to pass on what I have learned to other people who are interested in studying Dante’s "Inferno." In particular, I think that the readers of this introduction to Dante’s "Inferno" will be bright high school seniors and college first-year students, as well as intelligent adults who simply wish to study "The Divine Comedy" despite not being literature majors.This book uses a question-and-answer format. It poses and then answers relevant questions about Dante, background information, and the "Inferno." This book goes through the "Inferno" canto by canto. I recommend that you read the relevant section of the "Inferno," then read my comments, then go back and re-read the relevant section...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Education & Reference, Words, Language & Grammar, Criticism & Theory, Movements & Periods
Size: 294 pages
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Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Criticism & Theory, Movements & Periods
Size: 14 pages
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Rating: 4.60 / 5
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If I Didn't Know Better (Callaway Cousins)

by Barbara Freethy

The New York Times bestselling family series The Callaways continues with IF I DIDN'T KNOW BETTER, another heartwarming and page-turning romance by #1 NYT Bestselling Author Barbara Freethy.

Mia Callaway thought she had the perfect guy and the perfect job...until she didn't. After a run of bad luck, Mia is looking for an escape, so she agrees to go to Angel's Bay to clean out her aunt's house. She has no idea that the wounded soldier next door and his adorable, but also wounded, daughter are about to change her definition of perfect. Add in stolen art, a family secret, and a town where miracles can happen, and Mia's escape turns out to be the greatest adventure of her life.

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Size: 274 pages
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Rating: 4.00 / 5
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In Search Of Lost Time (All 7 Volumes)

by Marcel Proust

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Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, World Literature, Criticism & Theory
Size: 1605 pages
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American Communities: Between the Popular and the Political (Swiss Papers in English Language and Literature (SPELL) Book 35)

by Lukas Etter

Given the political relevance of the topic of community and the apparent volatility of its meanings, it is necessary to take time and create spaces for contemplation. How can theories of community be usefully applied to various forms of cultural production? How do notions of communitas affect representations as well as critiques of society and social developments? Based on a selection of papers given at the biennial conference of the Swiss Association for North American Studies in late 2016, this collection approaches discourses on literary texts and other cultural products from such angles as age studies, popular seriality, sustainability, and ecocriticism. While focused on community in contemporary American Studies, the articles in this collection also take into account some of the devel...

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Size: Unknown
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Mythology (India in a nutshell Book 3)

by Obaidur Rahaman

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Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Criticism & Theory
Size: 40 pages
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Transcending the Essence of Self:: Essay on Peter Beagle’s The Last Unicorn (Acedemic Writing Book 2)

by Emalea Dickerson

Within Peter Beagle’s The Last Unicorn, there is a spiritual awakening taking place within the main character the unicorn, in human form the unicorn is also known as the Lady Amalthea in the novel. Her position in the novel questions the differences between the states of immortality associated with the soul, spirit, and essence of self....

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Criticism & Theory
Size: 23 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Culture and Cognition: The Boundaries of Literary and Scientific Inquiry

by Ronald Schleifer

This groundbreaking book challenges the disciplinary boundaries that have traditionally separated scientific inquiry from literary inquiry. It explores scientific knowledge in three subject areas—the natural history of aging, literary narrative, and psychoanalysis. In the authors' view, the different perspectives on cognition afforded by Anglo-American cognitive science, Greimassian semiotics, and Lacanian psychoanalysis help us to redefine our very notion of culture.Part I historically situates the concepts of meaning and truth in twentieth-century semiotic theory and cognitive science. Part II contrasts the modes of Freudian case history to the general instance of Einstein's relativity theory and then sets forth a rhetoric of narrative based on the discourse of the aged. Part III exami...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Education & Reference, Words, Language & Grammar, Writing, Research & Publishing Guides, Science & Math, Behavioral Sciences, Criticism & Theory
Size: 294 pages
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