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Rating: 4.60 / 5
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Sword of Peace: A Journey From Fear to Faith (Sword of Münster Series Book 1)

by Louisa M Bauman

What is the secret of the hidden meetings, which are held in the woods at night? Anna had hoped to escape the violence of the Reformation when she moved to Amsterdam. But now, in November 1531, Charles V has sent his Spanish officials to this ‘nest of heretics’ in the Netherlands, determined to rid his empire of all those who refuse to attend the state church. The obstinate shall be executed unless they swear allegiance to the Holy Roman Emperor and the Catholic church, and citizens must report any disloyal activity they notice or suffer the same fate. But Anna can hardly betray Maeyken, her only friend in Amsterdam. The last thing Anna will do is listen to the Anabaptists, let alone join the traitorous sect! If Charles V succeeds, the Anabaptists will be annihilated. Especially the l...

Genre: History, Europe, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Historical Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Thrillers, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Christianity, Religious & Inspirational Fiction, Religious, Religious Studies, Travel, Christian, Movements & Periods
Size: 369 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 October 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.40 / 5
4 reviews

The Complete Novels and Stories of Rudyard Kipling

by Rudyard Kipling

Here you will find the complete novels and stories of Rudyard Kipling in the chronological order of their original publication.- Plain Tales from the Hills (a collection of 40 short stories)- Soldiers Three (a collection of 9 short stories)- The Story of the Gadsbys (a collection of 8 short stories)- In Black and White (a collection of 8 short stories)- Under the Deodars (a collection of 8 short stories)- The Phantom Rickshaw and other Tales (a collection of 4 short stories)- Wee Willie Winkie and Other Child Stories (a collection of 4 short stories)- Life's Handicap (a collection of 27 short stories)- The Light That Failed (a novel)- The Naulahka: A Story of West and East (a novel)- Many Inventions (a collection of 14 short stories)- The Jungle Book (a collection of 7 short stories)- The ...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Theater, Humor & Entertainment, Movies & Video, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, World Literature, Criticism & Theory
Size: 2254 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 October 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Building a National Literature: The Case of Germany, 1830–1870

by Peter Uwe Hohendahl

Building a National Literature boldly takes issue with traditional literary criticism for its failure to explain how literature as a body is created and shaped by institutional forces. Peter Uwe Hohendahl approaches literary history by focusing on the material and ideological structures that determine the canonical status of writers and works. He examines important elements in the making of a national literature, including the political and literary public sphere, the theory and practice of literary criticism, and the emergence of academic criticism as literary history. Hohendahl considers such key aspects of the process in Germany as the rise of liberalism and nationalism, the delineation of the borders of German literature, the idea of its history, the understanding of its cultural funct...

Genre: History, Europe, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books, Movements & Periods
Size: 373 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 October 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.30 / 5
4 reviews

Leo Tolstoy: The Complete Novels and Novellas

by Leo Tolstoy

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Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Drama & Plays, World Literature, Eastern European, Russian, Criticism & Theory
Size: 2566 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 October 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Transfigured World: Walter Pater's Aesthetic Historicism

by Carolyn Williams

Exploring the intricacy and complexity of Walter Pater’s prose, Transfigured World challenges traditional approaches to Pater and shows precise ways in which the form of his prose expresses its content. Carolyn Williams asserts that Pater’s aestheticism and his historicism should be understood as dialectically interrelated critical strategies, inextricable from each other in practice. Williams discusses the explicit and embedded narratives that play a crucial role in Pater’s aesthetic criticism and examines the figures that compose these narratives, including rhetorical tropes, structures of argument such as genealogy, and historical or fictional personae....

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Arts & Literature, Specific Groups, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Essays & Correspondence, Essays, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 356 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 October 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.50 / 5
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Henry James: The Complete Collection

by Henry James

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Genre: Arts & Photography, Theater, Biographies & Memoirs, Business & Investing, Industries & Professions, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, British, Drama & Plays, World Literature, Travel, Europe, United States, Essays & Correspondence, Letters & Correspondence, Criticism & Theory
Size: 13583 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 October 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.40 / 5
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Bread and Circuses: Theories of Mass Culture As Social Decay

by Patrick Brantlinger

Lively and well written, Bread and Circuses analyzes theories that have treated mass culture as either a symptom or a cause of social decadence. Discussing many of the most influential and representative theories of mass culture, it ranges widely from Greek and Roman origins, through Marx, Nietzsche, Freud, Ortega y Gasset, T. S. Eliot, and the theorists of the Frankfurt Institute, down to Marshall McLuhan and Daniel Bell. Brantlinger considers the many versions of negative classicism and shows how the belief in the historical inevitability of social decay—a belief today perpetuated by the mass media themselves—has become the dominant view of mass culture in our time. While not defending mass culture in its present form, Brantlinger argues that the view of culture implicit in negative ...

Genre: History, World, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 312 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 October 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.30 / 5
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Literary Transcendentalism: Style and Vision in the American Renaissance

by Lawrence Buell

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Genre: History, Americas, United States, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books, Movements & Periods
Size: 336 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 October 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Postcolonialism Cross-Examined: Multidirectional Perspectives on Imperial and Colonial Pasts and the Neocolonial Present (Routledge Philosophers in Focus Series)

by Monika Albrecht

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Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Criticism & Theory
Size: 308 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 October 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.10 / 5
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Still Waters (Sandhamn Murders Book 1)

by Viveca Sten

On a hot July morning on Sweden’s idyllic vacation island of Sandhamn, a man takes his dog for a walk and makes a gruesome discovery: a body, tangled in fishing net, has washed ashore.Police detective Thomas Andreasson is the first to arrive on the scene. Before long, he has identified the deceased as Krister Berggren, a bachelor from the mainland who has been missing for months. All signs point to an accident—until another brutalized corpse is found at the local bed-and-breakfast. But this time it is Berggren’s cousin, whom Thomas interviewed in Stockholm just days before.As the island’s residents reel from the news, Thomas turns to his childhood friend, local lawyer Nora Linde. Together, they attempt to unravel the riddles left behind by these two mysterious outsiders—while try...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Arts & Literature, Ethnic & National, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Reference & Collections, Regional U.S., Specific Groups, Travel, Children's eBooks, Literature & Fiction, Holidays & Celebrations, Computers & Technology, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Baking, Canning & Preserving, Cooking by Ingredient, Culinary Arts & Techniques, Drinks & Beverages, Gastronomy, Meals, Natural Foods, Outdoor Cooking, Professional Cooking, Quick & Easy, Reference, Regional & International, Sp
Size: 387 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 October 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.90 / 5
4 reviews

William Shakespeare: The Complete Works (Illustrated)

by William Shakespeare

This collection gathers together the works by William Shakespeare in a single, convenient, high quality, and extremely low priced Kindle volume!The ComediesA Midsummer Night's DreamAll's Well That Ends WellAs You Like ItLove’s Labour ’s LostMeasure for MeasureMuch Ado About NothingThe Comedy of ErrorsThe Merchant of VeniceThe Merry Wives of WindsorThe Taming of the ShrewThe Two Gentlemen of VeronaTwelfth Night; or, What you willThe RomancesCymbelinePericles, Prince of TyreThe TempestThe Winter's TaleThe TragediesKing LearRomeo and JulietThe History of Troilus and CressidaThe Life and Death of Julius CaesarThe Life of Timon of AthensThe Tragedy of Antony and CleopatraThe Tragedy of CoriolanusThe Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of DenmarkThe Tragedy of MacbethThe Tragedy of Othello, the Moor o...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Theater, Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Drama & Plays, British, Shakespeare, Anthologies & Literature Collections, Criticism & Theory, Poetry
Size: 5185 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 October 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.40 / 5
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Not You It's Me (A Boston Love Story Book 1)

by Julie Johnson

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Gemma Summers is unlucky in love.
She’s known it since third grade, when her first crush blew a spitball into her hair, and a decade-long string of bad dates, boring sex, and abysmal morning-afters has done nothing to improve her prospects.
But when a random radio call-in contest lands her courtside tickets to the hottest playoff game of the season, Gemma’s luck may finally be on the upswing — even if it doesn’t exactly seem like it when the dreaded jumbotron kiss-cam lands on her and her date, who’s too busy ignoring her to notice…

Chase Croft doesn’t date.
Despite ample opportunity as Boston’s most eligible bachelor, the reformed bad-boy would rather put his energy into taking over the fam...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Individual Artists, Fashion, Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, Children's eBooks, Arts, Music & Photography, Computers & Technology, History, Literature & Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Mysteries & Detectives, Geography & Cultures, Biographies, Holidays & Celebrations, Sports & Outdoors, Manga, Databases, Microsoft, Software, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Baking, Cooking by Ingredient, Culinary Arts & Techniques, Drinks & Beverages, Meals, Professional Cooking, Quick
Size: 389 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 14 October 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Borderwork: Feminist Engagements with Comparative Literature (Reading Women Writing)

by Margaret R. Higonnet

The first book to assess the impact of feminist criticism on comparative literature, Borderwork recharts the intellectual and institutional boundaries on that discipline. The seventeen essays collected here, most published for the first time, together call for the contextualization of the study of comparative literature within the areas of discourse, culture, ideology, race, and gender. Contributors: Bella Brodzki, VèVè A. Clark, Chris Cullens, Greta Gaard, Sabine Gölz, Sarah Webster Goodwin, Margaret R. Higonnet, Marianne Hirsch, Susan Sniader Lanser, Françoise Lionnet, Fedwa Malti-Douglas, Lore Metzger, Nancy K. Miller, Obioma Nnaemakea, Rajeswari Sunder Rajan, Anca Vlasopolos....

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Women's Studies, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 352 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 October 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Interpreting Greek Tragedy: Myth, Poetry, Text

by Charles Segal

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Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Criticism & Theory
Size: 384 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 October 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Fear and Loathing in the North: Jews and Muslims in Medieval Scandinavia and the Baltic Region

by Cordelia Heß

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Genre: History, Historical Study, World, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books, Movements & Periods
Size: 402 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 11 October 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Writing Self, Writing Empire: Chandar Bhan Brahman and the Cultural World of the Indo-Persian State Secretary (South Asia Across the Disciplines)

by Rajeev Kinra

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s new open access publishing program for monographs. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.Writing Self, Writing Empire examines the life, career, and writings of the Mughal state secretary, or munshi, Chandar Bhan “Brahman” (d. c.1670), one of the great Indo-Persian poets and prose stylists of early modern South Asia.  Chandar Bhan’s life spanned the reigns of four different emperors, Akbar (1556-1605), Jahangir (1605-1627), Shah Jahan (1628-1658), and Aurangzeb ‘Alamgir (1658-1707), the last of the “Great Mughals” whose courts dominated the culture and politics of the subcontinent at the height of the empire’s power, territorial reach, and global influence.  As a high-caste H...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Specific Groups, History, Asia, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 394 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 10 October 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Oscar Wilde: The Complete Works (A to Z Classics)

by Oscar Wilde

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Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Drama & Plays, British, Religious & Liturgical, Poetry, Nonfiction, Criticism & Theory
Size: 7.13 mb
Free eBook download for Kindle from 07 October 2020 onward PDT/PST 

The Idea of the Labyrinth from Classical Antiquity through the Middle Ages

by Penelope Reed Doob

Ancient and medieval labyrinths embody paradox, according to Penelope Reed Doob. Their structure allows a double perspective—the baffling, fragmented prospect confronting the maze-treader within, and the comprehensive vision available to those without. Mazes simultaneously assert order and chaos, artistry and confusion, articulated clarity and bewildering complexity, perfected pattern and hesitant process. In this handsomely illustrated book, Doob reconstructs from a variety of literary and visual sources the idea of the labyrinth from the classical period through the Middle Ages.Doob first examines several complementary traditions of the maze topos, showing how ancient historical and geographical writings generate metaphors in which the labyrinth signifies admirable complexity, while po...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Art, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Criticism & Theory, Movements & Periods
Size: 376 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 06 October 2020 onward PDT/PST 

One-Volume Libraries: Composite and Multiple-Text Manuscripts (Studies in Manuscript Cultures Book 9)

by Michael Friedrich

Composite and multiple-text manuscripts are traditionally studied for their individual texts, but recent trends in codicology have paved the way for a more comprehensive approach: Manuscripts are unique artefacts which reveal how they were produced and used as physical objects. This collective volume assembles contributions from nine different fields, thus allowing for cross-cultural comparison for the first time. ...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 386 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 06 October 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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
Free eBook download for Kindle from 01 October 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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
Free eBook download for Kindle from 01 October 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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
Free eBook download for Kindle from 30 September 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.00 / 5
4 reviews

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
Free eBook download for Kindle from 30 September 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

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
Free eBook download for Kindle from 29 September 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.30 / 5
3 reviews

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
Free eBook download for Kindle from 29 September 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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
Free eBook download for Kindle from 28 September 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 27 September 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.10 / 5
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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
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 September 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 September 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 September 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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