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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Poetics as a Theory of Everything

by Ira Livingston

Drawing on poetics and visual art as well as philosophy and the science of complex systems, Ira Livingston's Poetics as a Theory of Everything explores what our seemingly most artificial conceptual constructs (such as poems and metaphors) and even the most illegitimate offspring of the human brain (such as drug-induced hallucinations) can tell us about the natural processes that shape living creatures and other systems.Reviewers have described Livingston's previous books as "lucid, playful, and reader-friendly," "exhilarating and moving," and "high-level discursive performance art full of conceptual kicks."Poetics as a Theory of Everything begins by considering current obsessions with both sustainability and imminent apocalypse-- symptoms of the postmodern condition-- and follows them down...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Professional Science, Science & Math, Mathematics, Physics, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 284 pages
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Rating: 3.40 / 5
3 reviews

Becoming Bestsellers: John Grisham and Danielle Steel (Sample from Chapter 2 of THE BESTSELLER CODE)

by Jodie Archer

This sneak peek teaser - featuring literary giants John Grisham and Danielle Steele - from Chapter 2 of The Bestseller Code, a groundbreaking book about what a computer algorithm can teach us about blockbuster books, stories, and reading, reveals the importance of topic and theme in bestselling fiction according to percentages assigned by what the authors refer to as the “bestseller-ometer.”Although 55,000 novels are published every year, only about 200 hit the lists, a commercial success rate of less than half a percent. When the computer was asked to “blindly” select the most likely bestsellers out of 5,000 books published over the past thirty years based only on theme, it discovered two possible candidates: The Accident by Danielle Steel and The Associate by John Grisham.The co...

Genre: Business & Investing, Industries & Professions, Computers & Technology, Databases, Microsoft, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Writing, Research & Publishing Guides, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 256 pages
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Rating: 4.70 / 5
5 reviews

Indian Pressure Cooker Cookbook: 25 Easy and Authentic Indian Instant Pot Recipes for Beginners and Pro

by Olivia Gupta

50% OFF FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY!Clean the dust from your Electric Pressure Cooker and let’s start cooking mouth-watering meals!Get invaluable experience of cooking delicious Indian meals in your Instant Pot and start to cook tasty homemade stews and braises.This cookbook is dedicated to the delicious traditions of Indian cuisine. Many people are too afraid to try Indian recipes as they feel that it will be too complicated for them, but fear not! Anybody can make an Indian dish with the right ingredients. I have created these recipes with beginners in mind so anyone can learn and enjoy the delicious Indian food. Instant pot made Indian dishes quick and easy. Indian cuisine is one of the most flavored and loved cuisine across the world.The Indian Pressure Cooker Cookbook is an exclusive co...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, United States, Asian American
Size: 58 pages
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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
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Theories in and of Mathematics Education: Theory Strands in German Speaking Countries (ICME-13 Topical Surveys)

by Angelika Bikner-Ahsbahs

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Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 51 pages
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Transmedial Narration: Narratives and Stories in Different Media

by Lars Elleström

This open access book is a methodical treatise on narration in different types of media. A theoretical rather than a historical study, Transmedial Narration is relevant for an understanding of narration in all times, including our own. By reconstructing the theoretical framework of transmedial narration, this book enables the inclusion of all kinds of communicative media forms on their own terms.The treatise is divided into three parts. Part I presents established and newly developed concepts that are vital for formulating a nuanced theoretical model of transmedial narration. Part II investigates the specific transmedial media characteristics that are most central for realizing narratives in a plenitude of different media types. Finally, Part III contains brief studies in which the narrati...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Words, Language & Grammar, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 152 pages
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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
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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
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Modernism In TS Eliot`s The Waste Land: Decoding Elements of Modernism in Literature

by Shafqat Mushtaq

The Waste Land – A Modernist Text of Poetry, is a short and critical essay on T. S. Eliot`s ‘The Waste Land’ as a text of modern poetry. The book examines the prominent and easily discernible elements in the poem The Waste Land that make it a profoundly modernist text of poetry. In order to allow students to acquaint themselves with the general literary subject of modernism in literature, the author has devoted a separate chapter to the topic under the heading of, An Introduction to Modernism in 20th Century Literature.In addition to that the book also contains a supplementary essay on W. B. Yeats`s poetry entitled ‘Unity of Being as a Philosophy in Yeats`s Poetry’. It will be especially helpful in understanding his poem Among School Children.In short, whether you are studying El...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Poetry, American, Criticism & Theory, Movements & Periods
Size: 24 pages
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J.M. Coetzee`s Disgrace and Racism in Post-Apartheid South Africa: A Postcolonial Analysis

by Shafqat Mushtaq

“Disgrace and Double-Blind of Racism: A Postcolonial Reading” is a short, comprehensive, and critical study of ‘Disgrace’, a novel by J. M. Coetzee, which won him Booker Prize. The subject of racism in post-apartheid South Africa, as explored by Coetzee in his novel, Disgrace, undoubtedly demands a separate study of its own. But due to dearth of such material, graduate and undergraduate students find it hard to lay hands on study material which comprehensively and in critical manner touches upon the theme of double-blind of racism in the novel of Coetzee. The author felt urgency for a book that would deal with the subject of racism in Disgrace, and borne out of that effort is the well-researched, comprehensive and short-book called, “Disgrace and Double-Blind of Racism: A Postcol...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Education & Reference, Studying & Workbooks, Criticism & Theory
Size: 14 pages
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