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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 14 September 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
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The ABC Animals Animals Alphabet Book: Alfabeto Spanish Bilingual Edition

by ROSARIO Publishing

ABC Alphabet Spanish Bilingual Edition from author "ROSARIO Publishing" Introduces animals lettersHelps babies and toddlers to build their early vocabulary ...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Education & Reference, Foreign Language Study & Reference
Size: Unknown
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Why Kafka Is Not Kafkaesque

by Paul Johnston

Kafka's stories are famous for their mysterious, somewhat sinister character, but what do they really mean? This short, readable book gives you a chance to explore four of Kafka's best known works and understand better what his writing is all about. Whether you have never read Kafka or read him a long time ago, it offers you a thought-provoking way into his work. Kafka's writing can be funny as well as intriguing, but there is certainly much more to it than what is captured in the over-used word "Kafkaesque"....

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 41 pages
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Telling the Truth: The Theory and Practice of Documentary Fiction

by Barbara C. Foley

Barbara Foley here focuses on the relatively neglected genre of documentary fiction: novels that are continually near the borderline between factual and fictive discourse. She links the development of the genre over three centuries to the evolution of capitalism, but her analyses of literary texts depart significantly from those of most current Marxist critics. Foley maintains that Marxist theory has yet to produce a satisfactory theory of mimesis or of the development of genres, and she addresses such key issues as the problem of reference and the nature of generic distinctions. Among the authors whom Foley treats are Defoe, Scott, George Eliot, Joyce, Isherwood, Dos Passos, William Wells Brown, Ishmael Reed, and Ernest Gaines....

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: Unknown
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Rating: 3.40 / 5
3 reviews

But It's Too Dangerous

by S. B. Sheeran

The moment Emily meets Anna, she falls for her. The problem is, Anna is married, and so is she. Can Emily and Anna be together? Will they save each other? “But It’s Too Dangerous”, is a heart wrenching, emotional and realistic story about friendship, love, and desire....

Genre: Gay & Lesbian, Literary Criticism, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Fiction, Women's Fiction, Lesbian, Criticism & Theory
Size: 62 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 September 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Clouds Fun Fact of Kids (Fun Facts for Kids Book 11)

by The Star, Fishing

Fun Fact for Kids - CloudsChildren will learn about Fun Facts of Clouds.Such as "Clouds may contain millions of ton of water""The average cloud weighs up to 216 thousand pounds""Other planets on solar system also have clouds, including sulfur-dioxide clouds on Venus"Find out all this and much more in Fun Cloud Facts - Disaster Series Suitable for Kids ages 6-9.Children can also use knowledge in this book for scholl projects.Suitable for libraries, home school and classroom teachers who want to build kids world knowledge.Available in eBook and Paperback....

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Science & Math, Earth Sciences, Criticism & Theory
Size: Unknown
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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
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16th Century Literature: The Merging of Science and Poetics

by Hurd Sr, Thomas

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Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Criticism & Theory, History of Books, Movements & Periods
Size: 6 pages
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Beats in a Heart

by jiya chahar

beats in a heart is a collection of poetry . About the experience of pain, past, love, wishes,dreams and emotions. The book is described into many poems and each poems serves a different purpose. Deals with a different feelings. Heals a different emotions. beats in a heart takes readers through a journey of the most bitter and soft moments in life and finds sweetness in them because there is sweetness everywhere if you are just willing to look...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Criticism & Theory
Size: 18 pages
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Rating: 4.30 / 5
4 reviews

The Iliad & The Odyssey

by Homer

While Homer's existence as a historical person is still a topic of debate, the writings attributed to the name have made their mark not only on Greek history and literature, but upon western civilization itself. Homer's epic poems, The Iliad and The Odyssey, laid the foundation upon which Ancient Greece developed not only its culture, but its societal values, religious beliefs, and practice of warfare as well....

Genre: Arts & Photography, Art, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Drama & Plays, Greek & Roman, Poetry, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Ancient, Classical & Medieval, Epic, Classical & Early, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books, Movements & Periods
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 September 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.80 / 5
5 reviews

All you need to know about Keto: Plus 20 KETO friendly recipes (Keto diet Book 1)

by Jorian Kuiper

This book explains what is a keto diet and its connection to autophagy, how keto diet influence on our body, and lots more! This beautiful book is also packed with 20 healthy KETO recipes that can help improve your health in your day-to-day life. It is a great present for your friends, family or yourself!...

Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Criticism & Theory, Movements & Periods
Size: 76 pages
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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, Nonfiction, Criticism & Theory, Poetry
Size: 7.13 mb
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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
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Shakespeare’s Oral Certification Examination Annotated: A Book of Revelations

by Steffy Sota

I am a ghost writer.I died July 25, 2015, in Hightstown, New Jersey. My scholarship is the bedrock for the serious study of British drama to 1770. Any graduate student or academic working on the plays or the theatrical culture of this period has to start with me. In addition to my comprehensive Tudor and Stuart Stage, I wrote a wide range of works on Shakespeare and other figures of the English Renaissance. My essay "Shakespeare's Celibate Stage," originally published in the inaugural issue of The New and Improved Shakespeare Survey With Textual Analysis, has been widely reprinted. I edited several works for modern editions, including Othello, Hamlet, All Fools, and The Alchemist.I raised a literary stir when I edited and wrote the preface to a hitherto unknown 1577 text called The Arte o...

Genre: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, World Literature, British, Shakespeare, Nonfiction, Humor, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 79 pages
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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
Size: 30 pages
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The Idea of the Book in the Middle Ages: Language Theory, Mythology, and Fiction

by Jesse Gellrich

This book assess the relationship of literature to various other cultural forms in the Middle Ages. Jesse M. Gellrich uses the insights of such thinkers as Levi-Strauss, Foucault, Barthes, and Derrida to explore the continuity of medieval ideas about speaking, writing, and texts....

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Criticism & Theory, Movements & Periods
Size: 292 pages
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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
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Rating: 4.20 / 5
4 reviews

No Shades of Grey: A Six-Word Story

by Rosen Trevithick

Protest the glamorisation of domestic abuse in Fifty Shades of Grey by downloading this SIX-WORD story for free from 13th to 17th February.

A tale of love, respect and domination, No Shades of Grey depicts the plight of a worthy romantic lead when the object of his affections turns out to be not quite the girl he’s looking for.

Warning: this story is only six words long. The remainder is padded with different translations.

All proceeds made from sales of this book before the free promotion will be shared between Women’s Aid and Respect to support men and women who are affected by domestic abuse....

Genre: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Humor, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 27 pages
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Homer: The Poetry of the Past

by Andrew Ford

Andrew Ford here addresses, in a manner both engaging and richly informed, the perennial questions of what poetry is, how it came to be, and what it is for. Focusing on the critical moment in Western literature when the heroic tales of the Greek oral tradition began to be preserved in writing, he examines these questions in the light of Homeric poetry. Through fresh readings of the Iliad and the Odyssey, and referring to other early epics as well, Ford deepens our understanding of what poetry was at a time before written texts, before a developed sense of authorship, and before the existence of institutionalized criticism.Placing what is known about Homer's art in the wider context of Homer's world, Ford traces the effects of the oral tradition upon the development of the epic and addresse...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Criticism & Theory, Movements & Periods
Size: 266 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Literature as Recreation in the Later Middle Ages

by Glending Olson

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Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Criticism & Theory
Size: 246 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

The Gleam of Light: Moral Perfectionism and Education in Dewey and Emerson (American Philosophy Book 16)

by Naoko Saito

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Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Psychology & Counseling, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 228 pages
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Rating: 4.80 / 5
5 reviews

Armed Professions: A Writer's Guide

by Clayton J. Callahan

A must have resource for writers who have a great idea for a tale of soldiers, spies or policemen, but have no experience as such. Written by a man who has spent his life wearing a uniform and carrying a gun in numerous capacities. This book gives you a clear understanding of what it's like in the world of armed professions....

Genre: History, Military, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 158 pages
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Rating: 4.10 / 5
4 reviews

Rocket Fuel: Some of the Best From Tor.com Non-Fiction

by Bridget McGovern

A collection of some of the best feature articles from Tor.com’s 10 year history as an online sci-fi/fantasy literature magazine. Read:- An intimate moment under the covers that bloomed into a lifetime lived through sci-fi/fantasy.- A fierce defense of fan fiction.- The history of Wheel of Time author Robert Jordan, and the story of the reader who had her future rewritten in turn.- A deeply unwise thought experiment that explains how centaurs eat.- The story of one writer’s amazing day, starting out on her last dime and ending with her somehow hugging her idol, Terry Pratchett.- And much more!Rocket Fuel: Some of the Best From Tor.com Non-Fiction features essays from Seanan McGuire, Ursula Vernon, Jo Walton, Nisi Shawl, Kate Elliott, Becky Chambers, Kai Ashante Wilson, Sarah Gailey, Gr...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Essays & Correspondence, Essays, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: Unknown
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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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Rating: 4.80 / 5
5 reviews

Saving Cinderella: What Feminists Get Wrong About Disney Princesses And How To Set It Right

by Faith Moore

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Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Criticism & Theory
Size: 198 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Job, Boethius, and Epic Truth

by Ann W. Astell

Calling into question the common assumption that the Middle Ages produced no secondary epics, Ann W. Astell here revises a key chapter in literary history. She examines the connections between the Book of Job and Boethius' s Consolation of Philosophy—texts closely associated with each other in the minds of medieval readers and writers—and demonstrates that these two works served as a conduit for the tradition of heroic poetry from antiquity through the Middle Ages and into the Renaissance. As she traces the complex influences of classical and biblical texts on vernacular literature, Astell offers provocative readings of works by Dante, Chaucer, Spenser, Malory, Milton, and many others.Astell looks at the relationship between the historical reception of the epic and successive imitative...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Religion & Spirituality, Bible & Other Sacred Texts, Judaism, Criticism & Theory, Movements & Periods
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 10 September 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.00 / 5
3 reviews

Acid Reflux Diet Cookbook: Delicious GERD Diet Recipes For Natural Acid Reflex And Gastritis Relief (GERD Cookbook Book 1)

by Andrew Collins

Includes A Wide Variety of Delicious Recipes For Acid Reflux Relief!Get This Acid Reflux Diet Cookbook For A Limited Time Discount (50% off)Acid reflux is a painful condition caused by stomach acid going up the esophagus. The intensity of acid reflux can vary from person to person, and it is important to always ask your doctor about the best treatment options for you. With that little disclaimer out of the way, there are ways you can get relief from your acid reflux symptoms naturally, through changes in your diet.The type of foods you eat in your diet is a very important factor for controlling acid reflux, some foods will make your acid reflux worse while others will help you get relief from your acid reflux symptoms. Below are some quick tips for helping you control your acid reflux.Food...

Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Special Diet, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Diets & Weight Loss, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: Unknown
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Not of Woman Born: Representations of Caesarean Birth in Medieval and Renaissance Culture

by Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski

"Not of woman born, the Fortunate, the Unborn"—the terms designating those born by Caesarean section in medieval and Renaissance Europe were mysterious and ambiguous. Examining representations of Caesarean birth in legend and art and tracing its history in medical writing, Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski addresses the web of religious, ethical, and cultural questions concerning abdominal delivery in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Not of Woman Born increases our understanding of the history of the medical profession, of medical iconography, and of ideas surrounding "unnatural" childbirth.Blumenfeld-Kosinski compares texts and visual images in order to trace the evolution of Caesarean birth as it was perceived by the main actors involved—pregnant women, medical practitioners, and artist...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Professional & Technical, Medical eBooks, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Women's Studies, Criticism & Theory, Movements & Periods
Size: 224 pages
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The Medieval Saga

by Carol J. Clover

Written in the thirteenth century, the Icelandic prose sagas, chronicling the lives of kings and commoners, give a dramatic account of the first century after the settlement of Iceland—the period from about 930 to 1050. To some extent these elaborate tales are written versions of traditional sagas passed down by word of mouth. How did they become the long and polished literary works that are still read today?The evolution of the written sagas is commonly regarded as an anomalous phenomenon, distinct from contemporary developments in European literature. In this groundbreaking study, Carol J. Clover challenges this view and relates the rise of imaginative prose in Iceland directly to the rise of imaginative prose on the Continent. Analyzing the narrative structure and composition of the s...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Criticism & Theory, Movements & Periods
Size: 219 pages
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