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Rating: 4.70 / 5
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Painting Dragons: What Storytellers Need to Know About Writing Eunuch Villains

by Tucker Lieberman

Monstrous: physically, mentally, morally. Castrated men are often portrayed this way in fiction. What’s the “evil eunuch” stereotype, and why do novelists reproduce it?In Painting Dragons: What Storytellers Need to Know About Writing Eunuch Villains, Tucker Lieberman explores the stereotypes that fashion these cruel, warped characters. He encourages fiction writers to change the game....

Genre: Gay & Lesbian, Literary Criticism, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 132 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 July 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.10 / 5
4 reviews

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 22 July 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Novels, Readers, and Reviewers: Responses to Fiction in Antebellum America

by Nina Baym

This book describes and characterizes responses of American readers to fiction in the generation before the Civil War. It is based on close examination of the reviews of all novels—both American and European—that appeared in major American periodicals during the years 1840–1860, a period in which magazines, novels, and novel reviews all proliferated. Nina Baym makes uses of the reviews to gain information about the formal, aesthetic, and moral expectations of reviewers. Her major conclusion is that the accepted view about the American novel before the Civil War—the view that the atmosphere in America was hostile to fiction—is a myth. There is compelling evidence, she shows, for the existence of a veritable novel industry and, concomitantly, a vast audience for fiction in the 1840...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 288 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 July 2019 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 21 July 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Nymphalis carmen: Nympholepsy in Nabokov’s Oeuvre

by Mo Ibrahim

From MARY to LOLITA to THE ORIGINAL OF LAURA and more, this book mines Nabokov's oeuvre for example of nymphets, nympholepts, and nympholepsy....

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 106 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 July 2019 onward PDT/PST 

The Shakespeare Quiz: 425 Questions with Answers, Commentary, and Essays

by Lulu Galah

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Genre: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, World Literature, British, Shakespeare, Nonfiction, Humor, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 148 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 July 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Decadent Genealogies: The Rhetoric of Sickness from Baudelaire to D'Annunzio

by Barbara Spackman

Barbara Spackman here examines the ways in which decadent writers adopted the language of physiological illness and alteration as a figure for psychic otherness. By means of an ideological and rhetorical analysis of scientific as well as literary texts, she shows how the rhetoric of sickness provided the male decadent writer with an alibi for the occupation and appropriation of the female body....

Genre: Gay & Lesbian, Literary Criticism, History, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Professional & Technical, Medical eBooks, Nonfiction, Professional Science, Science & Math, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 232 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 July 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Poets, Patrons, and Printers: Crisis of Authority in Late Medieval France

by Cynthia J. Brown

Cynthia J. Brown explains why the advent of print in the late medieval period brought about changes in relationships among poets, patrons, and printers which led to a new conception of authorship.Examining such paratextual elements of manuscripts as title pages, colophons, and illustrations as well as such literary strategies as experimentation with narrative voice, Brown traces authors' attempts to underscore their narrative presence in their works and to displace patrons from their role as sponsors and protectors of the book. Her accounts of the struggles of poets, including Jean Lemaire, Jean Bouchet, Jean Molinet, and Pierre Gringore, over the design, printing, and sale of their books demonstrate how authors secured the status of literary proprietor during the transition from the cultu...

Genre: History, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Criticism & Theory, Movements & Periods
Size: 292 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 July 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.80 / 5
5 reviews

Fashion Figures: How Missy the Mathlete Made the Cut

by Melissa A. Borza

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Genre: Business & Investing, Business Life, Management & Leadership, Computers & Technology, Microsoft, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching, Parenting & Relationships, Literature Guides, Professional & Technical, Accounting & Finance, Professional Science, Science & Math, Education, Sexuality, Teen & Young Adult, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 109 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 July 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.40 / 5
4 reviews

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 20 July 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Private Goes Public: Self-Narrativisation in Brian Friel's Plays (Schweizer Anglistische Arbeiten (SAA) Book 140)

by Gaby Frey

In Brian Friel's writing, the distinction between public and private is closely linked to the concepts of home, family, identity and truth. This study examines the characters' excessive introspection and their deep-seated need to disclose their most intimate knowledge and private truths to define who they are and, thus, to oppose dominant discourse or avoid heteronomy. This study begins by investigating how a number of Anglo-Irish writers publicised their characters' private versions of truth thereby illustrating what they perceived to be the space of 'Irishness'. The book then focuses on Friel's techniques of sharing his character's private views to demonstrate how he adopted and adapted these practices in his own oeuvre. As the characters' superficial inarticulateness and their vivid inn...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 271 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 July 2019 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 20 July 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Vertygo – The Suicide of Lukas

by Marcus Deminco

NOTE OF CLARIFICATIONThe first publication of this book was considered to have an inductive content to suicidal practices. In order to follow legal guidelines, this English version had modified part of its original content in compliance to Article 122 of the Penal Code of Brazil. The author is subjected to the penalty of detention if does not comply with this law.Multiverse Delirium or Fantasy? Synchronicity, Coincidence or Destiny? Parallel Universe, Hallucination or Fugue of reality? - READ THIS BOOK AND DISCOVER VERTYGO! Amid thoughts of suicide, and through characters alluding to Greek mythology, this book will guide you through a fascinating, unpredictable journey surrounded by mysteries: incredible coincidences that challenge chances (Synchronicity) and the coexistence of Parallel Un...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Leaders & Notable People, Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Psychology & Counseling, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Contemporary Fiction, Literary Fiction, Nonfiction, Literary, Criticism & Theory
Size: 193 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 July 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Critical Terrains: French and British Orientalisms

by Lisa Lowe

Examining and historicizing the concept of "otherness" in both literature and criticism, Lisa Lowe explores representations of non-European cultures in British and French writings from the eighteenth through the twentieth century. Lowe traces the intersections of culture, class, and sexuality in Lady Mary Wortley Montagu’s Turkish Embassy Letters and Montesquieu’s Lettres persanes and discusses tropes of orientalism, racialism, and romanticism in Flaubert. She then turns to debates in Anglo-American and Indian criticism on Forster’s Passage to India and on the utopian projection of China in the poststructuralist theories of Julia Kristeva and Roland Barthes and in the journal Tel Quel....

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 240 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 July 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Novel Study Reading Guide: for Girl Desecrated and Other Vampire Books (Impress Your Book Club 1)

by Cheryl R Cowtan

Want to impress your book club, improve your writing, or get an A+ on that essay? Well, now you can with in-depth knowledge of themes, characters, settings, plot points and more book club and literary exploration into the Vampire, Gothic, Horror and Dark Fantasy genres! This is the novel study and enhanced reading guide for the gothic, psychological thriller, and first in The Fergus She series, "Girl Desecrated"!Written by award-winning educator and author, Cheryl R Cowtan, this guide will spike your enjoyment of "Girl Desecrated" to a whole new level of "wow-factor", and help you understand the themes, motifs and tropes of Vampire literature within the novel. This book also includes examples from Anne Rice, Stephen King, and Stephenie Myer's works as well as multiple examples from popular...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Criticism & Theory
Size: 109 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 July 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Picture-Book Professors: Academia and Children's Literature (Elements in Publishing and Book Culture)

by Melissa Terras

How is academia portrayed in children's literature? This Element ambitiously surveys fictional professors in texts marketed towards children, who are overwhelmingly white and male, tending to be elderly scientists. Professors fall into three stereotypes: the vehicle to explain scientific facts, the baffled genius, and the evil madman. By the late twentieth century, the stereotype of the male, mad, muddlehead, called Professor SomethingDumb, is formed in humorous yet pejorative fashion. This Element provides a publishing history of the role of academics in children's literature, questioning the book culture which promotes the enforcement of stereotypes regarding intellectual expertise in children's media. This title is also available, with additional material, as Open Access....

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Writing, Research & Publishing Guides, Teen & Young Adult, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 152 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 July 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Constructions of Cancer in Early Modern England: Ravenous Natures (Palgrave Studies in Literature, Science and Medicine)

by Alanna Skuse

This book is open access under a CC-BY licence. Cancer is perhaps the modern world's most feared disease. Yet, we know relatively little about this malady's history before the nineteenth century. This book provides the first in-depth examination of perceptions of cancerous disease in early modern England. Looking to drama, poetry and polemic as well as medical texts and personal accounts, it contends that early modern people possessed an understanding of cancer which remains recognizable to us today. Many of the ways in which medical practitioners and lay people imagined cancer – as a 'woman's disease' or a 'beast' inside the body – remain strikingly familiar, and they helped to make this disease a byword for treachery and cruelty in discussions of religion, culture and politics. Equal...

Genre: History, Europe, World, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Professional & Technical, Medical eBooks, Nonfiction, Professional Science, Science & Math, History & Philosophy, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books, Movements & Periods
Size: 240 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 July 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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The Academic Book of the Future

by Rebecca E. Lyons

This book is open access under a CC-BY licence.What makes a book 'academic'? What spaces, physical and digital, can they be found in? How are they made, bought, and read? These questions are tackled by a cross-section of thirteen experts from the fields of bookselling, publishing, university libraries, and academic research in this volume of essays, which was produced in conjunction with the team from the AHRC/British Library Academic Book of the Future Project as an accelerated publishing challenge for the first ever Academic Book Week. The topics include campus bookshops and bookselling, the role of national libraries, Open Access, the Research Excellence Framework, and publishing innovation. The approaches explore the realities of the present and venture all the way through to possible ...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Performing Arts, Theater, Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching, College & University, Professional & Technical, Professional Science, Writing, Research & Publishing Guides, Science & Math, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 120 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 July 2019 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 18 July 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Electronic Literature Communities (Computing Literature)

by Scott Rettberg

This is a diverse collection on the role and function of community in the contemporary practice of electronic literature, with ten essays by thirteen leading authors, providing wide-ranging perspectives and approaches. The collection offers historical narratives of institutions in the field, examples of how particular platforms or genres can inspire community, and stories of how ad hoc communities can form around specific creative projects. These case studies are histories of creative affiliations in electronic literature—snapshots of consensus-based communities in their process of formation—and offer a starting point for broader theoretical analyses of network-based creative community.  ...

Genre: Computers & Technology, Microsoft, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 265 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 July 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Meaning and Interpretation: Wittgenstein, Henry James, and Literary Knowledge

by G. L. Hagberg

'What is the meaning of a word?' In this thought-provoking book, Hagberg demonstrates how this question—which initiated Wittgenstein's later work in the philosophy of language—is significant for our understanding not only of linguistic meaning but of the meaning of works of art and literature as well....

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Education & Reference, Words, Language & Grammar, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books, Movements & Periods
Size: 200 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 July 2019 onward PDT/PST 

RHYMING POETRY for TODAY: is Enjoyable if Profound

by Jon Lee Junior

'Intelligent but unpretentious rhyming poetry for intelligent but unpretentious people.'Queenly Kitten, Rosette of SnowsWhere few dirty mortals go;Why did God grant pretty graceTo a perfect killer’s face?The time is right - and the reading public craves - for a return to rhyming poetry that is both understandable to all but also 'aristocratic' in its artistic standards. When you read this poetry, you will feel as empowered as a prince. The user-friendly edition also comes with poem-by-poem explanatory notes by the author himself, an essay which defines traditional rhyming poetry in today's context, and a glossary of technical terms.In keeping with its understanding of the reader's needs, this collection includes 51 sizeable poems in all - which is nearly double the length of a standard b...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Poetry, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books, Contemporary
Size: 240 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 July 2019 onward PDT/PST 

The Other Side of the Story: Structures and Strategies of Contemporary Feminist Narratives

by Molly Hite

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Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Women's Studies, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 184 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 July 2019 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 17 July 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.00 / 5
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Language of the Snakes: Prakrit, Sanskrit, and the Language Order of Premodern India (South Asia Across the Disciplines)

by Andrew Ollett

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.Language of the Snakes traces the history of the Prakrit language as a literary phenomenon, starting from its cultivation in courts of the Deccan in the first centuries of the common era. Although little studied today, Prakrit was an important vector of the kavya movement and once joined Sanskrit at the apex of classical Indian literary culture. The opposition between Prakrit and Sanskrit was at the center of an enduring “language order” in India, a set of ways of thinking about, naming, classifying, representing, and ultimately using languages. As a language of classical literature that nevertheless retained its as...

Genre: History, Asia, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Words, Language & Grammar, Religion & Spirituality, Hinduism, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 290 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 July 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Modernizing Composition: Sinhala Song, Poetry, and Politics in Twentieth-Century Sri Lanka (South Asia Across the Disciplines)

by Garrett Field

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.   The study of South Asian music falls under the purview of ethnomusicology, whereas that of South Asian literature falls under South Asian studies. As a consequence of this academic separation, scholars rarely take notice of connections between South Asian song and poetry. Modernizing Composition overcomes this disciplinary fragmentation by examining the history of Sinhala-language song and poetry in twentieth-century Sri Lanka. Garrett Field describes how songwriters and poets modernized song and poetry in response to colonial and postcolonial formations. The story of this modernization is significant in that it shi...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Music, History, Asia, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 171 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 July 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Aesthetical and Philosophical Essays [Halls of Wisdom]

by Friedrich Schiller

The special subject of the greater part of the letters and essays of Schiller contained in this volume is Aesthetics; and before passing to any remarks on his treatment of the subject it will be useful to offer a few observations on the nature of this topic, and on its treatment by the philosophical spirit of different ages.First, then, aesthetics has for its object the vast realm of the beautiful, and it may be most adequately defined as the philosophy of art or of the fine arts. To some the definition may seem arbitrary, as excluding the beautiful in nature; but it will cease to appear so if it is remarked that the beauty which is the work of art is higher than natural beauty, because it is the offspring of the mind. Moreover, if, in conformity with a certain school of modern philosophy,...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Politics & Social Sciences, Criticism & Theory
Size: 412 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 July 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Ulysses: Joyce's Yes! to Life: (A Commendation and Guide)

by Stephen D Morrison

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Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Criticism & Theory
Size: 155 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 July 2019 onward PDT/PST 

The Poetics and Politics of Alzheimer’s Disease Life-Writing (Palgrave Studies in Literature, Science and Medicine)

by Martina Zimmermann

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. This is the first book-length exploration of the thoughts and experiences expressed by dementia patients in published narratives over the last thirty years. It contrasts third-person caregiver and first-person patient accounts from different languages and a range of media, focusing on the poetical and political questions these narratives raise: what images do narrators appropriate; what narrative plot do they adapt; and how do they draw on established strategies of life-writing. It also analyses how these accounts engage with the culturally dominant Alzheimer’s narrative that centres on dependence and vulnerability, and addresses how they relate to discourses of gender and aging. Linking literary scholarship to the medico-scientific und...

Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Disorders & Diseases, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books, Movements & Periods
Size: 167 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 July 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Ritual Irony: Poetry and Sacrifice in Euripides

by Helene P. Foley

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Genre: Arts & Photography, Theater, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Criticism & Theory, Movements & Periods
Size: 288 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 14 July 2019 onward PDT/PST 

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