Download E-books A Skeptic's Guide to Writers' Houses PDF

By Anne Trubek

There are some ways to teach our devotion to an writer in addition to interpreting his or her works. Graves make for well known pilgrimage websites, yet way more well known are writers' residence museums. what's it we are hoping to complete by way of hiking to the house of a useless writer? We may work looking for the purpose of idea, wanting to stand at the very spot the place our favourite literary characters first got here to life—and locate ourselves as a substitute in the home the place the writer himself was once conceived, or the place she drew her final breath. probably it's a position by which our author handed purely in short, or even it particularly used to be an established home—now completely remade as a decorator's show-house.

In A Skeptic's consultant to Writers' Houses Anne Trubek takes a vexed, frequently humorous, and continually considerate travel of a goodly variety of condo museums around the country. In Key West she visits the shamelessly ersatz shrine to a hard-living Ernest Hemingway, whereas meditating on his misplaced Cuban farm and the sterile Idaho residence during which he devoted suicide. In Hannibal, Missouri, she walks the bushy line among truth and fiction, as she visits the house of the younger Samuel Clemens—and the purported haunts of Tom Sawyer, Becky Thatcher, and Injun' Joe. She hits literary pay-dirt in harmony, Massachusetts, the nineteenth-century mecca that gave domestic to Hawthorne, Emerson, and Thoreau—and but couldn't accommodate a shockingly complicated Louisa might Alcott. She takes us alongside the path of flats that Edgar Allan Poe left at the back of within the wake of his many mess ups and to the burned-out shell of a California condominium with which Jack London staked his declare on posterity. In Dayton, Ohio, a charismatic consultant brings Paul Laurence Dunbar to forcing existence for these few viewers prepared to pay attention; in Cleveland, Trubek reveals a relocating remembrance of Charles Chesnutt in a home that now not stands.

Why is it that we stopover at writers' homes? even if admittedly skeptical concerning the tales those structures let us know approximately their former population, Anne Trubek incorporates us alongside as she falls not less than somewhat in love with every one cease on her itinerary and unearths in each one a few fact approximately literature, heritage, and modern America.

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Download E-books CliffsNotes on Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye (Cliffsnotes Literature Guides) PDF

By Stanley P. Baldwin

The unique CliffsNotes learn courses provide professional statement on significant subject matters, plots, characters, literary units, and old heritage. the newest iteration of titles during this sequence additionally beneficial properties glossaries and visible parts that supplement the vintage, regular format.

CliffsNotes at the Catcher within the Rye introduces you to a coming-of-age novel with a twist. J.D. Salinger's best-known paintings is extra real looking, extra realistic and genuine than another representatives of the style. Get to grasp the unforgettable major personality, Holden Caulfield, as he navigates the risks and dangers of turning out to be up.

This examine consultant lets you stay alongside of the entire significant issues and emblems of the unconventional, in addition to the characters and plot. you are going to additionally locate worthwhile information regarding Salinger's existence and historical past. different beneficial properties that assist you research include

  • Character analyses of significant players
  • A personality map that graphically illustrates the relationships one of the characters
  • Critical essays
  • A evaluate part that exams your knowledge
  • A source middle packed with books, articles, movies, and web sites

Classic literature or smooth modern day treasure — you will are aware of it all with specialist info and perception from CliffsNotes learn guides.

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Download E-books Active Romanticism: The Radical Impulse in Nineteenth-Century and Contemporary Poetic Practice (Modern & Contemporary Poetics) PDF

Literary heritage commonly locates the first flow towards poetic innovation in twentieth-century modernism, an impulse conducted opposed to a supposedly enervated “late-Romantic” poetry of the 19th century. the unique essays in Active Romanticism problem this interpretation via tracing the basic continuities among Romanticism’s poetic and political radicalism and the experimental routine in poetry from the late-nineteenth-century to the current day.
 
based on editors July Carr and Jeffrey C. Robinson, “active romanticism” is a poetic reaction, direct or oblique, to urgent social concerns and an try and redress sorts of ideological repression; at its center, “active romanticism” champions democratic pluralism and confronts ideologies that suppress the proof of pluralism. “Poetry fetter’d, fetters the human race,” declared poet William Blake firstly of the 19th century. No different assertion from the period of the French Revolution marks with such terseness the problem for poetry to take part within the liberation of human society from varieties of inequality and invisibility. No different assertion insists so vividly poetic occasion pushing for social development calls for the unfettering of conventional, time-honored poetic shape and language.
 
Bringing jointly paintings by way of recognized writers and critics, ranging from scholarly reports to poets’ testimonials, Active Romanticism shows Romantic poetry to not be the sclerotic corpse opposed to which the avant-garde reacted yet particularly the well-spring from which it flowed.
 
delivering a primary rethinking of the background of contemporary poetry, Carr and Robinson have grouped jointly during this assortment quite a few essays that make sure the life of Romanticism as an ongoing mode of poetic construction that's leading edge and dynamic, a continuation of the nineteenth-century Romantic culture, and a sort that reacts and renews itself at any given second of perceived social crisis. Cover snapshot: Ruckenfigur by way of Susan Bee, 2013, oil on linen, 24 x 30 in.

 
Contributors: Dan Beachy-Quick / Julie Carr / Jacques Darras / Rachel Blau DuPlessis / Judith Goldman / Simon Jarvis / Andrew Joron / Nigel Leask / Jennifer Moxley / Bob Perelman / Jeffrey C. Robinson / Jerome Rothenberg / Elizabeth Willis / and Heriberto Yépez

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Download E-books Literary Criticism in the 21st Century: Theory Renaissance PDF

By Vincent B. Leitch

For greater than a decade literary feedback has been considered in a post-theory age. regardless of this, the paintings of thinkers resembling Derrida, Deleuze and Foucault and new writers reminiscent of Agamben and Ranciere remain important to literary experiences. Literary feedback within the twenty first Century explores the explosion of latest theoretical methods that has visible a renaissance in conception and its significance within the institutional settings of the arts today.

Literary feedback within the twenty first Century covers such matters as:

• The institutional background of thought within the academy
• The case opposed to thought, from the Seventies to today
• severe examining, concept and the broader world
• Keystone works in modern theory
• New instructions and theory's many futures

Written with an engagingly own and available technique that brings concept vividly to lifestyles, this can be a passionate defence of idea and its carrying on with relevance within the twenty first century.

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Download E-books Playing the Canterbury Tales: The Continuations and Additions PDF

By Andrew Higl

Taking part in the Canterbury stories addresses the additions, continuations, and reordering of the Canterbury stories present in the manuscripts and early revealed versions of the stories. Many sleek variations current a particular set of stories in a selected order, and infrequently omit a whole corpus of continuations and additions. Andrew Higl makes a case for figuring out the additions and adjustments to Chaucer's unique open and fragmented paintings through taking into consideration them as specific interactive strikes in a video game just like the storytelling online game the pilgrims play. utilizing examples and theories from new media reports, Higl demonstrates that the stories are most sensible seen as an "interactive fiction," reshaped by way of lively readers. Readers participated within the ongoing production and creation of the stories via including new textual content and rearranging present textual content, and during this textual transmission, they brought new social and literary aspiring to the paintings. This theoretical version and the bounds among the canonical and apocryphal texts are explored in six case reports: the spurious prologues of the spouse of Bath's story, John Lydgate's effect at the stories, the Northumberland manuscript, the ploughman personality, and the Cook's story. The Canterbury stories are a extra dynamic and risky literary paintings than frequently encountered in a contemporary severe variation.

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Download E-books The Grove Companion to Samuel Beckett: A Reader's Guide to His Works, Life, and Thought PDF

By S. E. Gontarski, C. J. Ackerley

From A to Z, this can be an crucial advisor to the works, lifestyles, and considered essentially the most very important writers of our time. The Nobel Prize-winning writer Samuel Beckett was once a literary treasure, and this paintings represents the one complete connection with the strategies, characters, and biographical info pointed out through, or on the topic of, Beckett. Painstakingly and lovingly compiled by means of acclaimed Beckett students C. J. Ackerley and S. E. Gontarski, it truly is alphabetical, cross-referenced, and specified by a really straight forward structure. The Grove better half to Samuel Beckett presents an prepared trove of data for college kids and students alike, and is a needs to for any severe reader of Beckett.

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Download E-books Beyond Bodies: Gender, Literature and the Enigma of Consciousness (Consciousness, Literature and the Arts, Volume 38) PDF

By Daphne Grace

"Articulations and expressions of gender might be destabilising, transgressive, innovative and radical, encompassing either a painful legacy of oppression and a joyous exploration of latest experience." Analysing key texts from the nineteenth to twenty first centuries, this booklet explores more than a few British and Anglophone authors to contextualise women's writing and feminist conception with ongoing debates in attention stories. Discussing writers who attempt to redefine the gendered global of "sexualized" area, even if inner or exterior, psychological or actual, this booklet argues how the "delusion" of gender distinction should be addressed and challenged. In literary conception and in representations of the feminine physique in literature, identification has more and more turn into a transferring, a number of, renegotiable-and controversial-concept. whereas acknowledging ancient and cultural buildings of sexuality, "writing the body" needs to eventually comprise wisdom of human recognition. the following, an knowing of cognizance from modern technology (especially quantum theory)-as the elemental construction block of lifestyles, past the body-allows targeted insights into literary texts to clarify the matter of subjectivity and what it potential to be human. together with dialogue of subject matters corresponding to feminism and androgyny, supplier and entrapment, masculinities and masquerade, madness and emotion, and person and social empowerment, this learn additionally creates a full of life engagement with the literary procedure as a way of fathoming the "enigma" of awareness.

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Download E-books John Milton (Routledge Guides to Literature) PDF

By Richard Bradford

There's a crying desire for an obtainable, finished consultant to John Milton for the hundreds of thousands of scholars who make their manner via his poetry each year on literary survey and 17th century literature classes. the place many past courses have dragged their approach via Paradise Lost, Richard Bradford brings Milton to lifestyles with an summary of his existence, contexts, paintings and the connection among those, and of the most serious concerns surrounding his paintings.

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Download E-books Ulysses in Critical Perspective (The Florida James Joyce Series) PDF

This choice of essays is the 1st in 15 years to check the present kingdom of idea on James Joyce’s Ulysses , and this quantity comes greater than a hundred years after the fictional Leopold Bloom steps into the unconventional, an afternoon Joyceans have fun as Bloomsday. The contributors—well recognized for his or her paintings in James Joyce studies—each supply 3 exams of their components of specialization: a heritage of the simplest feedback up to now, a well timed updating of serious positions, and an schedule for destiny exam. In transparent, obtainable language, the gathering examines the insights readers can anticipate from specific modes of inquiry and provides an educated view of theoretical ways and interpretive traits. for brand spanking new Joyce students, the ebook presents a hugely readable precis of latest feedback. For pro Joyceans, it deals a well timed and critical evaluate of the methodologies that experience made major contributions to realizing the radical. furthermore, it surveys an array of feminist scholarship on Ulysses and should stimulate new tasks for feminist feedback at the problems with selection and corporation.

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