Category: English Literature

  • Download E-books The Cambridge Companion to Mary Shelley (Cambridge Companions to Literature) PDF

    Recognized students overview Mary Shelley's paintings in numerous contexts (literary historical past, aesthetic and literary tradition, the legacies of her mom and dad) and in addition learn her most renowned work-- Frankenstein. The individuals additionally study Shelley as a biographer, cultural critic, and commute author. The textual content is supplemented via a chronology, advisor to additional examining and choose filmography.
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  • Download E-books A Companion to Ælfric (Brill's Companions to the Christian Tradition) PDF

    By Mary Swan

    This assortment presents a brand new, authoritative and not easy research of the existence and works of AElfric of Eynsham, crucial vernacular non secular author within the background of Anglo-Saxon England. The individuals comprise just about all of the main AElfric students operating at the present time and a few vital more recent voices. all the chapters is a state of the art piece of labor which addresses one element of AElfric s works or profession. The chapters are organised topically, instead of by means of chronology, style or biography, and among them conceal the total AElfrician corpus and the main contextual concerns; attention of AElfric s Latin writings is thoroughly built-in with that of his previous English works. AElfric reports are at present a significant portion of Anglo-Saxon reports, yet whereas up to now there was loads of certain paintings on a few features of AElfric, this assortment presents the 1st evaluation. individuals: Hugh Magennis, Joyce Hill, Christopher A. Jones, Mechthild Gretsch, M. R. Godden, Catherine Cubitt, Thomas N. corridor, Robert ok. Upchurch, Mary Swan, Clare A. Lees, Gabriella Corona, Kathleen Davis, Jonathan Wilcox, Aaron J Kleist and Elaine Treharne."
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  • Download E-books New Light on Boswell: Critical and Historical Essays on the Occasion of the Bicententary of the 'Life' of Johnson PDF

    By Greg Clingham

    Boswell's lifetime of Johnson is verified as one of many superior literary biographies within the English language. This 1991 selection of essays, commemorating its bicentenary, investigates Boswell's achievements and barriers in either literary and private contexts, and is going past the lifestyles to ascertain the whole diversity of Boswell's writings and pursuits (in felony, social, theological, political and linguistic fields). Drawing Boswell out of Johnson's shadow, the quantity areas him in a much broader context, juxtaposing Boswell with different contemporaries and compatriots within the Scottish enlightenment, akin to Hume, Robertson and Blair. additionally it investigates a few of the severe and theoretical questions surrounding the thought of biographical illustration within the existence itself. Boswell emerges as a author engaged all through his literary profession in developing a self or sequence of selves out of his divided Scottish id. This assortment combines archival learn with clean serious views and constitutes a well timed assessment of Boswell's prestige in eighteenth-century literary reports.
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  • Download E-books English Writing and India, 1600-1920: Colonizing Aesthetics (Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures) PDF

    This ebook explores the formations and configurations of British colonial discourse on India via a analyzing of prose narratives of the 1600-1920 interval.

    Arguing that colonial discourse usually trusted aesthetic units with a view to describe and assert a level of narrative regulate over Indian panorama, Pramod Nayar demonstrates how aesthetics provided a vocabulary and representational modes for the British to build specific pictures of India.

    Looking in particular on the aesthetic modes of the marvellous, the titanic, the chic, the picturesque and the luxuriant, Nayar marks the shift within the rhetoric – from the exploration narratives from the age of mercantile exploration to that of the ‘shikar’ memoirs of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century’s severe unique. English Writing and India presents a massive new examine of colonial aesthetics, at the same time it extends present scholarship at the modes of early British representations of latest lands and cultures.

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  • Download E-books Modernism, Narrative and Humanism PDF

    By Paul Sheehan

    Paul Sheehan makes an attempt to redefine Modernist narrative for the twenty-first century. in accordance with Sheehan, Modernism offers a tremendous kind of critique of the elemental presumptions of humanism. through pairing key Modernist writers with philosophical critics of the humanist culture, he exhibits how Modernists sought to find humanism's inhuman power. He finds the the most important hyperlink among the Modernist novel's narrative matters and its philosophical orientation in a e-book that may be of curiosity to students of Modernism and literary idea.
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  • Download E-books William Blake on His Poetry and Painting: A Study of A Descriptive Catalogue, Other Prose Writings and Jerusalem PDF

    By Hazard Adams

    Blake used to be not just a poet, but in addition a prolific commentator on either his personal artwork and paintings in most cases. this is often the 1st textual content to debate all the writings other than the annotations to Reynolds' Discourses, coated in a prior quantity, Blake's Margins (McFarland, 2009). issues contain his critiques on his predecessors and his contemporaries, his response to critics, and his creative intentions. This worthy addition to Blake scholarship comprises reproductions of a few of the drawings and work in Blake's one exhibition of 1809, plus reproductions of alternative prose texts by means of Blake.
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  • Download E-books A Companion to the English Novel (Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture) PDF

    This selection of authoritative essays represents the most recent scholarship on subject matters with regards to the subjects, events, and kinds of English fiction, whereas chronicling its improvement in Britain from the early 18th century to the current day.

    • Comprises state-of-the-art study presently being undertaken within the box, incorporating the main salient severe traits and approaches
    • Explores the historical past, evolution, genres, and narrative components of the English novel
    • Considers the development of assorted literary kinds – together with such genres as realism, romance, Gothic, experimental fiction, and model into film
    • Includes insurance of narration, constitution, personality, and impact; shifts in serious reception to the English novel; and geographies of latest English fiction
    • Features contributions from numerous extraordinary and high-profile literary students, in addition to rising more youthful critics
    • Includes a complete scholarly bibliography of severe works on and concerning the novel to help additional examining and research
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