Literary Studies

Download E-books James Agee - American Writers 95: University of Minnesota Pamphlets on American Writers (University of Minnesota Pamphlets on American Writers (Paperback)) PDF

By Erling Larsen

James Agee - American Writers ninety five was once first released in 1971. Minnesota Archive variations makes use of electronic expertise to make long-unavailable books once more available, and are released unaltered from the unique collage of Minnesota Press editions.

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Download E-books Anatomy of Criticism: Four Essays PDF

By Northrop Frye

Striking out on the notion of feedback as constrained to mere opinion or ritual gesture, Northrop Frye wrote this magisterial paintings continuing at the assumption that feedback is a constitution of proposal and data in its personal correct. In 4 incredible essays on old, moral, archetypical, and rhetorical feedback, using examples of global literature from precedent days to the current, Frye reconceived literary feedback as a complete historical past instead of a linear development via time.

Literature, Frye wrote, is "the position the place our imaginations locate the fitting that they fight to move directly to trust and motion, the place they locate the imaginative and prescient that's the resource of either the consideration and the enjoyment of life." And the serious learn of literature offers a simple approach "to produce, out of the society we need to stay in, a imaginative and prescient of the society we wish to reside in."

Harold Bloom contributes a desirable and hugely own preface that examines Frye's mode of feedback and notion (as against Frye's feedback itself) as being imperative within the sleek literary world.

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Download E-books Siegfried Sassoon PDF

By John Stuart Roberts

With collections of his verse written in the course of international battle I, Siegfried Sassoon confirmed himself one of the maximum of the warfare poets. past that, the memoirs of his provider with the Royal Welch Fusiliers at the Western entrance, starting with Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man, rank might be as hugely as his poetry, and feature performed a lot to form our smooth notion of that struggle. His is, and continues to be, probably the most major voices of his generation—and arguably the main eloquent. As an infantry officer, Sassoon’s braveness gained him the army move for rescuing males lower than fireplace, whereas his boldness in motion earned him the nickname "Mad Jack;" he was once additionally wounded a number of instances, as soon as heavily. because the conflict dragged on, in spite of the fact that, he got here to determine it as a cynical workout, top him to put in writing an anti-war letter to the Times, and to rip the ribbon of his MC from his tunic and throw it into the River Mersey. Alarmed, the experts despatched him to a medical institution for shell-shocked officials in Scotland, the place he got here below the care of the major psychoanalyst Dr W. H. R. Rivers, and met and befriended a tender officer of the Manchester Regiment named Wilfred Owen. even though Sassoon lower back to energetic provider, his hatred for the conflict remained, and by the point of the Armistice he had declared himself a pacifist. John Stuart Roberts’s commonly praised biography is a gripping account of a posh guy who was once instantly a made from the institution and considered one of its so much passionate critics; a warfare hero and a pacifist who refused to align himself with any specific circulate. Written with readability and directness, it is a biography that appears past the typical notion of Sassoon as just a conflict poet to examine the fellow in complete. it's a booklet that any admirer of Siegfried Sassoon, or a person who needs to grasp extra approximately this enigmatic but certain determine, will cherish.

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Download E-books Literature, Education, and Romanticism: Reading as Social Practice, 1780-1832 (Cambridge Studies in Romanticism) PDF

By Alan Richardson

During this leading edge examine Alan Richardson addresses concerns in literary and academic background by no means tested jointly ahead of. He argues that modifications in education and literacy in Britain among 1780 and 1832 contributed to shaping the supply of literature as we now understand it. themes comprise definitions of formative years, academic tools and associations, kid's literature and feminine schooling. Richardson charts how social kin have been remodeled via interpreting and schooling, and Romantic texts are reinterpreted within the mild of old and social matters.

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Download E-books Edgar Allan Poe: Literary Theory and Criticism (Dover Books on Literature and Drama) PDF

By Edgar Allan Poe

This crucial anthology of Poe's serious works gains goods from the Southern Literary Messenger, Graham's Magazine, and different periodicals, reviewing works by way of Dickens, Hawthorne, Cooper, and so forth. The Theory of Poetry — consisting of "The Philosophy of Composition," "The motive of Verse," and "The Poetic Principle" — seems to be besides. creation.

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Download E-books The Gospel According to Flannery O'Connor: Examining the Role of the Bible in Flannery O'Connor's Fiction PDF

By Jordan Cofer

Jordan Cofer examines the impact of the Bible upon Flannery O'Connor's fiction. whereas there are numerous reports exploring how her Catholicism affected her fiction, this booklet argues that O'Connor is seriously motivated via the Bible itself. particularly, it explicates the mostly undocumented ways that she used the Bible as resource fabric for her paintings. It additionally indicates that, rhetorically, a lot of O'Connor's tales (and/or characters) are established upon biblical types. moreover, Cofer explains how O'Connor's tales have interaction their biblical analogues in strange, unforeseen, and infrequently gruesome methods, as her tales have the ability to express primarily a similar message as their biblical opposite numbers.

Throughout O'Connor's paintings there are major biblical allusions which were ignored or formerly undiscovered. This ebook recognizes her biblical resource fabric so readers can comprehend the impression it had on her fiction. Cofer argues that readers can larger get pleasure from her paintings through interpreting how her tales are frequently grounded in particular biblical texts, which she equally distorts, exaggerates, and subverts, on the way to surprise and train readers. easily placed, O'Connor does not in simple terms reference those biblical tales, she rewrites them.

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Download E-books The Long Space: Transnationalism and Postcolonial Form (Cultural Memory in the Present) PDF

By Peter Hitchcock

The resurgence of "world literature" as a class of research turns out to coincide with what we comprehend as globalization, yet how does postcolonial writing healthy into this photograph? past the content material of this novel or that, what components of postcolonial fiction may possibly problem the belief that its major objective is to movement local details globally? The lengthy Space presents a clean examine the significance of postcolonial writing by way of reading the way it articulates historical past and position either in content material and shape. not just does it provide a brand new theoretical version for realizing decolonization's effect on length in writing, yet via a chain of case reviews of Guyanese, Somali, Indonesian, and Algerian writers, it urges a extra protracted engagement with time and house in postcolonial narrative. even if every one writer—Wilson Harris, Nuruddin Farah, Pramoedya Ananta Toer, and Assia Djebar—explores a distinct knowing of postcoloniality, every one additionally makes a extra basic statement concerning the distinction of time and house in decolonization. Taken jointly, they bring in a transnationalism past the tainted coordinates of globalization as at present construed.

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Download E-books Death-Drive: Freudian Hauntings in Literature and Art (The Frontiers of Theory) PDF

By Robert Rowland Smith

Robert Rowland Smith takes Freud's paintings at the death-drive and compares it with different philosophies of death--Pascal, Heidegger and Derrida specifically. He additionally applies it in a brand new strategy to literature and artwork - to Shakespeare, Rothko and Katharina Fritsch, between others. He asks no matter if works of art are lifeless or alive, if creative creativity is not truly a sort of destruction, and no matter if our skill to be seduced by way of high quality phrases skill we do not positioned our selves susceptible to death.In doing so, he proposes a brand new idea of aesthetics within which works of art and literary texts have a death-drive in their personal, now not least through their defining skill to show clear of all that's actual, and the place the consequences of the death-drive suggest that we're consistently dwelling in imaginary, rhetorical or 'artistic' worlds. The publication additionally offers a necessary creation to the wealthy culture of labor at the death-drive considering that Freud.

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