• The Aphorism and Other Short Forms (The New Critical Idiom) by Ben Grant

    By Ben Grant

    The aphorism captures an immense quantity of fact, that means or wit in a truly brief assertion. it's been used and studied from classical instances to modern idea and takes on a brand new relevance once we examine today’s conversation media comparable to textual content messages and twitter. This concise consultant bargains an summary of:

    • The heritage of the aphorism to the current day

    • Its relation to different brief kinds, together with the fragment, the proverb, the maxim, the haiku, the epigram and the quotation

    • The use of the aphorism through authors reminiscent of Heraclitus, Bacon, los angeles Rochefoucauld, Chuang Tzu, Blake, Schlegel, Emerson, Nietzsche, Wilde, Woolf and Barthes

    • The interdisciplinary nature of the aphorism, bringing jointly technological know-how, philosophy, literature and religion

    Exploring the entire key elements of the shape, Ben furnish publications readers via this huge and vigorous sector in a wide-ranging and severely trained examine of the aphorism.

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  • Reading Literature Today: Two Complementary Essays and a by Tabish Khair,Sebastien Doubinsky

    By Tabish Khair,Sebastien Doubinsky

    analyzing Literature this present day is a path-breaking intervention in present debates on analyzing and literature. this can be a e-book of feedback that makes an attempt to rescue literature from either the materialism of the marketplace and the convoluted dryness of academia.

    The complementary essays-one on literature and the opposite on reading-focus mostly on texts in English and French, but in addition seek advice from different literatures. The authors suggest a fashion of examining literature that not just synthesises a few past traits and places them in context, but in addition propounds a innovative figuring out of the character of literature and reading.

    The writers taken up for dialogue comprise William Shakespeare, Joseph Conrad, Rudyard Kipling, Marcel Proust, Charles Baudelaire, Franz Kafka, William Burroughs, Dylan Thomas, Attia Hosain, Albert Wendt, Zadie Smith, Philip Hensher, Mohsin Hamid and lots of others.

    Written within the nice and demise culture of literary essays on literature and feedback, this can be a daring and ground-breaking ebook by way of fascinating writers who think in studying literature.

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  • Horace and Seneca: Interactions, Intertexts, Interpretations by Martin Stöckinger,Kathrin Winter,Andreas T. Zanker

    By Martin Stöckinger,Kathrin Winter,Andreas T. Zanker

    This quantity units out to discover the complicated dating among Horace and Seneca. it's the first booklet that examines the interface among those various and but hugely related authors with attention in their œuvres of their entirety. The fourteen chapters amassed the following discover a variety of subject matters clustered round the following 4 subject matters: the mix of literature and philosophy; the ways that Seneca’s choral odes transform Horatian fabric and stream past it; the therapy of moral, poetic, and aesthetic questions by means of the 2 authors; and the matter of literary impression and reception in addition to historical and glossy reflections on those difficulties. whereas the intertextual contacts among Horace and Seneca themselves lie on the middle of this undertaking, it additionally considers the sooner texts that function assets for either authors, middleman steps in Roman literature, and later texts the place connections among the 2 philosopher-poets are drawn. even though now not as evidently palpable because the linkage among authors who percentage a typical popular culture, this asymmetric yet pervasive courting will be considered as essentially the most prolific literary interactions among the early Augustan and the Neronian sessions. A bidirectional record of correspondences among Horace and Seneca concludes the quantity.

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  • Gender Reconstructions: Pornography and Perversions in by Cindy Carlson,Robert L. Mazzola

    By Cindy Carlson,Robert L. Mazzola

    well timed and politically pertinent, this choice of essays hyperlinks the fields of women’s reviews and cultural reviews, interpreting women’s wishes and ladies as gadgets of hope. operating in varied disciplines and time sessions, the individuals tackle the typical subject matter of 'perversion' as a cultural, frequently linguistic, build. Analysing texts and photographs from medieval instances to the 20 th century, the quantity provides the reader modernist and postmodernist views at the attached problems with erotics, pornography, and perversion.

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  • Postcolonial Parabola: Literature, Tactility, and the Ethics by Jay Rajiva

    By Jay Rajiva

    Postcolonial Parabola: Literature, Tactility, and the Ethics of Representing Trauma interrogates the connection among the literary illustration of postcolonial trauma and the embodied adventure of analyzing. because the stipulations from which postcolonial literatures have emerged require a holiday from "proper” how you can characterize trauma, postcolonial writers extend and complicate the perform of analyzing itself.

    Though postcolonial literature's skill to symbolize trauma has got significant scrutiny in recent times, Postcolonial Parabola is cutting edge in its attention of the postcolonial textual content as a literary item. operating inside a phenomenological framework that ties jointly disparate postcolonial sessions, Jay Rajiva explores how narrative constitution shapes the event of analyzing the postcolonial literatures of South Africa, India, and Sri Lanka. He argues that those texts enmesh the reader in an asymptotic tactility: although readers could strategy the disclosure of trauma, they can not arrive at it. expertise of the asymptotic nature of examining such works is essential to a significant, moral engagement with literary representations of postcolonial trauma.

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  • The War of the Wheels: H. G. Wells and the Bicycle (Sports by Jeremy Withers

    By Jeremy Withers

    Amid apocalyptic invasions and time commute, one universal computer constantly seems in H. G. Wells’s works: the bicycle. From his clinical romances and social comedies, to utopias, futurological speculations, and letters, Wells’s texts abound with bicycles. within the warfare of the Wheels, Withers examines this mode of transportation as either whatever that performed an important function in Wells’s own existence and as a literary machine for developing complicated characters and complicated themes.
    Withers strains Wells’s ambivalent courting with the bicycle all through his writing. whereas he celebrated it as a unique and incredible piece of expertise, and persevered to take action lengthy after his contemporaries deserted their enthusiasm for the bicycle, he used to be no longer an unwavering promoter of this computer. Wells said the advanced nature of biking, its contribution to a growing to be dependence on and fetishization of know-how, and its position in humanity’s expanding experience of superiority. stepping into the twenty-first century, Withers displays on how the works of H. G. Wells can function a invaluable locus for considering via a lot of our present matters and difficulties with regards to transportation, mobility, and sustainability.

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  • A Political Companion to W. E. B. Du Bois (Political by Nick Bromell,Charles Mills,Lewis R. Gordon,Anthony

    By Nick Bromell,Charles Mills,Lewis R. Gordon,Anthony Reed,James E. III Ford,Melvin L. Rogers,Robert W. Williams,Alexander Livingston,Arash Davari,David Haekwon Kim,Vijay Phulwani

    Literary students and historians have lengthy thought of W. E. B. Du Bois (1868--1963) a really influential author and a strong cultural critic. the writer of multiple hundred books, countless numbers of released articles, and founding editor of the NAACP magazine The Crisis, Du Bois has been broadly studied for his profound insights at the politics of race and sophistication in the USA. An activist in addition to a pupil, Du Bois proclaimed, "I stand in utter shamelessness and say that no matter what artwork i've got for writing has been used consistently for propaganda for gaining the perfect of black people to like and enjoy."

    In A Political significant other to W. E. B. Du Bois, Nick Bromell assembles essays from either new and proven students from various disciplines to discover Du Bois's contributions to American political notion. The members identify a conceptual context in which to learn the writer, revealing how richly and variously he engaged with the cultured and theological modalities of political considering and motion. This quantity additional finds how Du Bois's paintings demanding situations and revises modern political conception, supplying statement at the author's strengths and barriers as a theorist for the twenty-first century. In doing so, it is helping readers achieve an knowing of the way Du Bois's paintings and existence proceed to stimulate full of life and positive debate in regards to the concept and perform of democracy in America.

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  • Novel Horizons: The Genre Making of Restoration Fiction by Gerd Bayer

    By Gerd Bayer

    Novel horizons analyses how narrative prose fiction constructed in the course of the English recovery. It argues that when 1660, common adjustments inside of dramatic texts occasioned an severe debate inside of prologues and introductions. This dialogue concerning the poetics of a style used to be echoed within the paratextual fabric of prose fictions. within the absence of an respectable poetics that outlined prose fiction, paratexts ful­filled this functionality and trained readers concerning the budding style. This learn lines the piecemeal improvement of those barriers and describes the commonly used competence of readers throughout the research of paratexts and prose fictions.

    Novel horizons covers the surviving textual fabric broadly, concentrating on narrative prose fictions released among 1660 and 1710. as well as tracing the paratextual poetics of recovery fiction, this publication additionally covers the cutting-edge of fiction-writing in the course of the interval, discussing personality improvement, narrative standpoint and questions of fictionality and realism.

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  • The Lamp Is Lit by Ruskin Bond

    By Ruskin Bond

    Autobiographical sketches and tales from India's best-loved author in English. For over 4 a long time now, in terms of innumerable brief tales, essays, poems and novels, Ruskin Bond has championed simplicity and quietude in lifestyles and in artwork. This number of essays and episodes from his journals is, in his personal phrases, "a party of my survival as a freelance'. The author's early forays into the literary magazines of the Fifties and '60s are defined within the first a part of the e-book, besides a few examples of his paintings on the time. The sections that stick to include extracts from an unpublished commute magazine he stored throughout the '60s, episodes from the highways on which he was once a common visitor, and vignettes of existence in Mussoorie, earlier and current. With understated humour and compassion, Ruskin Bond documents the captivating eccentricities of acquaintances and neighbors (a former princess cheerfully captivated with loss of life and disaster); the silent miracles of nature ("New moon in a red sky'); life's little joys (the scent of onions frying) and its fleeting regrets. Nostalgic and heart-warming, jam-packed with knowledge and style, The Lamp is Lit presents a desirable glimpse into the lifetime of "our own resident Wordsworth in prose.

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  • Historical Criticism and the Meaning of Texts: Volume 14 by J. R. de J. Jackson

    By J. R. de J. Jackson

    In this unique and important contribution to literary controversy, first released in 1989, Professor Jackson argues on semantic grounds that ancient feedback, which he defines because the try and learn works of literature and feedback as they have been learn once they have been new, is an important initial to alternative routes of imminent the literature of the prior. He distinguishes among the problems inherent within the perform of ancient critics and the issues encountered by way of historians. historic feedback as he describes it really is an awesome that has but to be attained and he explores innovations for coming in the direction of it. This identify might be of curiosity to scholars of literature.

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