Category: Movements Periods

New York Observed: Artists and Writers Look at the City, by Barbara Cohen, Seymour Chwast, Steven Heller

By Barbara Cohen, Seymour Chwast, Steven Heller

Publication by means of during this illustrated choice of ny urban lore, excerpts from the works of Truman Capote and A. J. Liebling stand part via part with decisions from Washington Irving and Charles Dickens. In all, a few a hundred and fifty writers and artists are represented, together with Thomas Wolfe, Stephen Crane, Mark Twain, James Baldwin, Henry Miller, Piri Thomas, O. Henry and F. Scott Fitzgerald, even though a few of the choices are too short to be absolutely favored. one of the lesser-known fabric are an excerpt from W. Parker Chase's significant manhattan, the sweetness urban, in addition to a nineteenth century criticism approximately gridlock and an 1839 consultant to manhattan brothels (thinly disguised as an ethical Reform listing. yet with few exceptionsJohn Sloan, George Bellows and Charles Sheeler, between themthe caliber of the pix during this assortment seldom is the same as the extent of the textual content. Browsers will benefit from the publication still.

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Anatomy of a Short Story : Nabokov's Puzzles, Codes, Signs by Leving, Yuri; Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich; Banville,

By Leving, Yuri; Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich; Banville, John

On account that its first book in 1948, one in all Vladimir Nabokovs shortest brief tales, indicators and emblems, has generated probably extra interpretations and demanding appraisal than the other that he wrote. it's been known as one of many maximum brief tales ever written and a triumph of economic climate and strength, minute realism and shimmering secret (Brian Boyd, Vladimir Nabokov: the yank Years). half and parcel of a Read more...

summary: in view that its first book in 1948, one in all Vladimir Nabokovs shortest brief tales, indicators and logos, has generated might be extra interpretations and demanding appraisal than the other that he wrote. it's been known as one of many maximum brief tales ever written and a triumph of financial system and strength, minute realism and shimmering secret (Brian Boyd, Vladimir Nabokov: the yankee Years). half and parcel of a classical brief fiction style, Nabokovs symptoms and Symbolsone of his final experiments in brief prosestrikes with lexical density and encompasses a impressive structural aspect: what the wri

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Interactive Dialogue Sequences in Middle English Drama by Gabriella Mazzon

By Gabriella Mazzon

This ebook seems at mediaeval English drama utilizing the theoretical frameworks of historic sociopragmatics and discussion research. It makes a speciality of the gathering of cycle performs often called the N.Town performs, preserved in a manuscript from the 15th century. The e-book examines a variety of linguistic markers which are vital for the expression of social kin and pragmatic stance: pronouns and phrases of tackle, modal markers, performatives, and sequential constructions akin to question-answer, imperative-compliance, and so on. those parts are tested individually after which introduced jointly to reach at a extra built-in research of dramatic discussion and of the dynamics of interplay it portrays. A separate bankruptcy is dedicated to tracing an identical mechanisms on a unique verbal exchange point, i.e. in 'dialogue' with the viewers, that's quite suitable to the educational reasons of the performs. The ebook might be beneficial to scholars and students of pragmatics, historic linguistics, discussion experiences and drama reviews.

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Consumerism, Waste, and Re-Use in Twentieth-Century Fiction: by Rachele Dini

By Rachele Dini

This e-book examines synthetic waste and remaindered people in literary evaluations of capitalism through twentieth-century writers linked to the old avant-garde and their descendants. development on contemporary paintings in new materialism and waste experiences, Rachele Dini reads waste as a approach or section amenable to interruption. From an preliminary exploration of waste and re-use in 3 Surrealist texts via Giorgio de Chirico, André Breton, and Mina Loy, Dinitraces the conceptualization of waste within the writing of Samuel Beckett, Donald Barthelme, J.G. Ballard, William Gaddis, and Don DeLillo. In exploring the connection among waste, capitalism, and literary experimentation, this e-book indicates that the legacy of the old avant-garde is sure up with an everlasting religion within the radical power of waste. the 1st learn to concentration particularly on waste within the twentieth-century mind's eye, this can be a priceless contribution to the increasing box of waste studies.

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Knowles' A Separate Peace (Cliffs Notes) by Charles Higgins, Regina Higgins, Cary M. Roberts

By Charles Higgins, Regina Higgins, Cary M. Roberts

The unique CliffsNotes research publications provide professional remark on significant topics, plots, characters, literary units, and old heritage. the newest iteration of titles during this sequence additionally characteristic glossaries and visible components that supplement the vintage, customary format.In CliffsNotes on Knowles' A Separate Peace, you discover John Knowles maximum paintings, that is some of the most well known post-war novels approximately formative years. the following, you meet Gene, who faces the problem of discovering his personal individuality in a conformist world — the form of individuality he is resentful of in his pal, the free-spirited Finny.This learn consultant rigorously walks you thru each step of Gene's trip by means of offering summaries and significant analyses of every bankruptcy of the unconventional. you are going to additionally discover the existence and historical past of the writer, John Knowles, and achieve perception into how he got here to write down A Separate Peace. different positive aspects that assist you examine includeCharacter analyses of significant playersA personality map that graphically illustrates the relationships one of the charactersCritical essays on innocence and the uneasy friendship among Gene and FinnyA evaluation part that exams your knowledgeA source heart jam-packed with books, articles, movies, and net sitesClassic literature or sleek modern day treasure — you will realize it all with professional info and perception from CliffsNotes research publications.

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Catholicism, Sexual Deviance, and Victorian Gothic Culture by Patrick R. O'Malley

By Patrick R. O'Malley

It has lengthy been acknowledged that the Gothic style sensationalised ideals and practices linked to Catholicism. usually, the rhetorical tropes and narrative buildings of the Gothic, with its lurid and supernatural plots, have been used to argue that either Catholicism and sexual distinction have been essentially alien and dangerous to British Protestant tradition. finally, despite the fact that, the Gothic additionally supplied an inventive area during which unconventional writers from John Henry Newman to Oscar Wilde may well articulate another imaginative and prescient of British tradition. Patrick O'Malley charts those advancements from the origins of the Gothic novel within the mid-eighteenth century, in the course of the mid-nineteenth-century sensation novel, towards the tip of the Victorian Gothic in Bram Stoker's Dracula and Thomas Hardy's Jude the vague. O'Malley foregrounds the continued value of Victorian Gothic as a style during which British authors outlined their tradition and what used to be outdoor it.

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The Hero’s Tale: Narrators in the Early Modern Novel by David Hayden Lynn

By David Hayden Lynn

An exam of 5 smooth novels: "Heart of Darkness", "Lord Jim", "The strong Soldier", "The nice Gatsby" and "The sunlight additionally Rises", trying to exhibit that they percentage universal formal features and a strikingly sleek mode of irony to rework the body narrative. In each one, the narrator celebrates the power of a wrong romantic hero and eventually assumes the hero's position. David Lynn is editor of "Basic schooling" and has released either literary feedback and fiction in journals and magazines within the usa.

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English Dictionaries as Cultural Mines by Roberta Facchinetti

By Roberta Facchinetti

Dictionaries are mines whose word-gems encapsulate centuries of language heritage and cultural traditions; they're store-houses of meanings and makes use of, lamp genies to be let out on the very second readers set their eyes on their entries. This ebook is an try and loose such lamp genies, by means of discussing the function of dictionaries within the id and expression of cultural points in language, with specific connection with English. As such, its 11 chapters were prepared to target normal, genre-specific, monolingual and bilingual lexicography, either from a diachronic and a synchronic standpoint. The e-book could be of use to lexicographers and lexicologists, in addition to to corpus linguists, ancient and modern English students, scholars of English, and anyone attracted to the juice of culture(s) that may be fruitfully extracted from dictionary entries

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