Category: English Literature

  • Download People and Texts: Relationships in Medieval Literature. by Thea Summerfield, Keith Busby PDF

    By Thea Summerfield, Keith Busby

    ISBN-10: 9042021454

    ISBN-13: 9789042021457

    Relationships among humans and texts shape the point of interest of the experiences amassed during this booklet. It used to be provided to Erik Kooper in popularity of his lifelong efforts to collect humans from universities around the world. it will likely be of distinct curiosity to students and scholars of Arthurian and heart English literature, codicologists, students attracted to medieval Latin sermons and the Gesta Herewardi, in medieval drama and in texts in heart English, between them Sir Gawain and the golf green Knight, Wynnere and Wastoure, Sir Eglamour, the story of Gamelyn, a nd, in Scots, the metrical chronicle of William Stewart. Articles on early twentieth-century Chaucerian scholarship and on some of the outdated French Arthurian romances in addition to the writings of Wace and Beno?t de Sainte-Maure also are integrated. participants are Bart Besamusca, Frank Brandsma, Rolf H. Bremmer, Jr., Keith Busby, D.J. Curnow and advert Putter, Juliette Dor, Frans N.M. Diekstra, Karen Hodder and John Scattergood, Geert van Iersel, Douglas Kelly, Edward Donald Kennedy, Jane Roberts, Elsa Strietman and Thea Summerfield.
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  • Download Postcards from the Trenches: Negotiating the Space between by Allyson Booth PDF

    By Allyson Booth

    ISBN-10: 0195102118

    ISBN-13: 9780195102116

    The exceptional value of loss of life in the course of global conflict I without end altered how humans perceived their international and the way they represented these perceptions. In Postcards from the Trenches, Allyson sales space lines the advanced courting among British nice battle tradition and modernist writings. She exhibits that, throughout the event of the nice warfare, either civilian and combatant modernist writers came across that language may well not signify adventure. She is going directly to determine and contextualize a number of of the ensuing modernist tropes: she hyperlinks the dissolving modernist self to squaddies' familiarity with corpses, the modernist distrust of factuality to the obvious inaccessibility of evidence concerning the "rape of Belgium," and the modernist curiosity in a number of viewpoints to the singularity of point of view with which generals studied battlefield maps. although her emphasis is on literary works by means of Robert Graves, E.M. Forster, and Vera Brittain, between others, Booth's research extends to memorials, posters, and structure of the nice battle. This interdisciplinary caliber of Booth's examine leads to a far deeper figuring out of ways the nice conflict affected cultural representations and the way that tradition represented the struggle.
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  • Download Our Vampires, Ourselves by Nina Auerbach PDF

    By Nina Auerbach

    ISBN-10: 0226032027

    ISBN-13: 9780226032023

    Nina Auerbach indicates how all ages embraces the vampire it wishes, and will get the vampire it merits. operating with a variety of texts, in addition to video clips and tv, Auerbach locates vampires on the center of our nationwide event and makes use of them as a lens for viewing the final 2 hundred years of Anglo-American cultural history.

    "[Auerbach] has noticeable extra Hammer video clips than I (or the monsters) have had steaming scorching diners, encountered extra bloodsuckers than you may shake a stick at, even a couple of crossed sticks, reminiscent of may deter a truly subtle ogre, a hick from the Moldavian boonies....Auerbach has dissected and deconstructed them with the soft ruthlessness of a hungry chef, with cogency and wit."—Eric Korn, Times Literary Supplement

    "This seductive paintings deals profound insights into the various pressing issues of our time and forces us to confront the intense meanings that we make investments, and search, in even the shadiest manifestations of the eroticism of death."—Wendy Doniger, The Nation

    "A lively, witty examine the undead as cultural icons."—Kirkus Review

    "In case an individual should still imagine this e-book is simply a run of the mill lit-crit exposition...Auerbach units concerns instantly in her first actual paragraph. 'What vampires are in any given generation,' she writes, 'is part of what i'm and what my instances became. This publication is a historical past of Anglo-American tradition via its mutating vampires.'...Her ebook fairly takes off."—Maureen Duffy, New York occasions booklet Review
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  • Download Paradise Lost by John Milton PDF

    By John Milton

    ISBN-10: 0393924289

    ISBN-13: 9780393924282

    This Norton serious version is designed to make Paradise Lost available for scholar readers, supplying worthy contextual and biographical details and the instruments scholars have to imagine severely approximately this landmark epic.

    Gordon Teskey's freshly edited textual content of Milton's masterpiece is observed via a brand new advent and significant explanatory annotations. Spelling and punctuation were modernized, the latter, importantly, in the limits imposed by means of Milton’s syntax. "Sources and Backgrounds" collects appropriate passages from the Bible and Milton’s prose writings, together with decisions from the explanation of Church govt and the total textual content of Areopagitica. "Criticism" brings jointly vintage interpretations by means of Andrew Marvell, John Dryden, Victor Hugo, and T. S. Eliot, between others, and crucial fresh feedback and scholarship surrounding the epic, together with essays via Northrop Frye, Barbara Lewalski, Christopher Ricks, and Helen Vendler. A word list and chosen Bibliography also are incorporated.
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  • Download Sending My Heart Back Across the Years: Tradition and by Hertha Dawn Wong PDF

    By Hertha Dawn Wong

    ISBN-10: 0195069129

    ISBN-13: 9780195069129

    Utilizing modern autobiography conception and literary, old, and ethnographic ways, Wong explores the transformation of local American autobiography from pre-contact oral and pictographic own narratives via overdue nineteenth-/early twentieth-century lifestyles histories to written modern autobiographies. This e-book expands the definition of autobiography to incorporate non-written different types of own narrative and non-Western options of self, highlighting the incorporation of conventional tribal modes of self-narration with Western types of autobiography and charting the old transition from orality to literacy.
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  • Download Shared Territory: Understanding Children's Writing as Works by Margaret Himley PDF

    By Margaret Himley

    ISBN-10: 0195061896

    ISBN-13: 9780195061895

    This booklet brings jointly Patricia F. Carini's notion of the constructing baby as a "maker of works" and M.M. Bakhtin's thought of language as "hero" to re-evaluate how we've got outlined and researched early written language improvement. via a set of 5 essays and a documentary account of 1 younger author, Himley explores basic questions about improvement, language use and studying, and phenomenological interpreting or description as a potential interpretive technique in schooling and study. She demonstrates tips to comprehend writing because the advanced semiotic authoring of self and tradition enacted via genuine moments of concrete language use.
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  • Download Mastering English Literature by Richard Gill PDF

    By Richard Gill

    ISBN-10: 0333625293

    ISBN-13: 9780333625293

    The 3rd variation of this major textual content offers a accomplished advisor to literary research. Emphasis has been put on contextualizing literature and this up-to-date model takes those alterations into consideration by means of incorporating extra fabric on ancient and cultural contexts in addition to in-depth discussions on novels, drama and poetry.
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  • Download Chinua Achebe: Novelist, Poet, Critic by D. Carroll PDF

    By D. Carroll

    ISBN-10: 1349388939

    ISBN-13: 9781349388936

    This can be a revised version of Chinua Achebe (1980), a serious examine of the main widely recognized African author, which now encompasses a dialogue of his most modern paintings, together with his significant new novel, Anthills of the Savannah. The learn examines the context during which he writes - that advanced intermingling of his personal Igbo society and ecu colonialism - prior to venture a severe dialogue of the 5 major novels, his poetry and brief tales. all through, there's an underlying quandary with Achebe's procedure of values and the strain on them via classes of colonialism, independence, political disillusionment and civil battle. the writer, eventually, seeks to narrate Achebe's occupation to the position of the African author, a topic on which the novelist has written at size.
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  • Download A Companion to J. R. R. Tolkien by Stuart D. Lee PDF

    By Stuart D. Lee

    ISBN-10: 0470659823

    ISBN-13: 9780470659823

    This is a whole source for students and scholars of Tolkien, in addition to avid lovers, with insurance of his lifestyles, paintings, dominant subject matters, impacts, and the severe response to his writing.

    • An in-depth exam of Tolkien’s complete paintings through a cadre of most sensible scholars
    • Provides updated dialogue and research of Tolkien’s scholarly and literary works, together with his newest posthumous publication, The Fall of Arthur, in addition to addressing modern variations, together with the recent Hobbit films
    • Investigates a number of topics throughout his physique of labor, akin to mythmaking, medieval languages, nature, battle, faith, and the defeat of evil
    • Discusses the impression of his paintings on artwork, movie, track, gaming, and next generations of myth writers
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