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(Mis) Reading America. American Dreams, Fictions and Illusions [E-book] - 2836726110

10,62 zł

(Mis) Reading America. American Dreams, Fictions and Illusions [E-book] Universitas

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Since the initial arrival of Spanish, French and English explorers, North America has stirred controversies, discussions and conflicting interpretations. A source of fascination for explorers, settlers and those in the Old World, the continent has, not surprisingly, generated many myths, fictions and stereotypes. The United States of America, the first independent country established on the continent, in particular and virtually from its inception engendered various interpretations and misinterpretations, readings and misreadings, as expressed in scientific, scholarly and artistic endeavors. The United States meant different things to residents, who had to deal with the country


Perspectives on Barry Hannah - 2827100995

117,32 zł

Perspectives on Barry Hannah University Press of Mississippi

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"Perspectives on Barry Hannah" is a collection of essays devoted to the work of the award-winning fiction writer Barry Hannah. The anthology features a broad range of critical approaches and covers the span of Hannah's career from "Geronimo Rex" (1972) to "Yonder Stands Your Orphan" (2001). The book also includes a previously unpublished interview with Hannah. The ten essays cover all of Hannah's thirteen published books. The contributors give fresh perspectives on Hannah's classic works ("Airships" and "Ray"), provide illuminating readings of important fiction that has received less critical attention ("Nighwatchmen," "Hey Jack!," and "Never Die"), and offer the first sustained criticism of Hannah's acclaimed later fiction ("Bats Out of Hell," "High Lonesome," and "Yonder Stands Your Orphan"). As Martyn Bone explains in his introduction, the essays--though varied in approach and style--consistently hone in on the recurrent themes that characterize Hannah's career: his relationship to postmodernism; his interrogation of traditional ideas of masculinity and heroism; his complex engagement with southern history, literature, and culture; and his growing concern with spirituality and morality. The essays in "Perspectives on Barry Hannah" make connections between Hannah's work and that of several prominent modern and postmodern authors, including William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, James Joyce, Allen Tate, John Irving, J. M. Coetzee, and Cormac McCarthy. Contributors also consider Hannah's fiction in relation to non-literary cultural forms such as sport, film, and popular music. Ultimately, "Perspectives on Barry Hannah" affirms Hannah's status as a leading figure in contemporary American literature. Martyn Bone is assistant professor of American literature at the Institute for English, German, and Romance Languages at the University of Copenhagen. His previous publications include "The Postsouthern Sense of Place in Contemporary Fiction."


Salt Companion to Carter Revard - 2826697843

140,56 zł

Salt Companion to Carter Revard Salt Publishing

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The Salt Companion to Carter Revard is a groundbreaking collection of critical essays on the poetry and scholarship of one of Native America's most loved and respected poets. Carter Revard, Osage poet, Rhodes scholar, and professor of medieval English literature, grew up among Osage and Ponca relations on the Osage Reservation in Oklahoma. His complex, elegantly crafted poetry ranges from lyrical evocations of his rural childhood and traditional lifeways to reflections on academic life in Oxford and St. Louis, global politics, and postmodern science; from narrative poems about family bootleggers and AIM activists, tornados and rainbows, to adaptations of Anglo-Saxon riddle poems. In precise and gorgeous language, Revard weaves the varied songs of his multiple heritages and experiences into a symphony of celebration of the large and small miracles of the universe. Revard's blending of Western literary and Native oral traditions demand multilayered critical approaches. The thirteen critical essays gathered in this volume, written by leading scholars of Native American literature, explore Revard's poetry from multiple perspectives, offering biographical and cultural contexts, thematic considerations, and close readings of individual poems. Two essays break exciting new ground by examining interrelationships between Revard's medieval scholarship and American Indian storytelling traditions. Like Revard's poems and scholarship, the essays are both erudite and warmly personal, filled with good stories that will appeal to scholars, students, and general readers alike.


Great Plains Reader - 2826914324

187,84 zł

Great Plains Reader University of Nebraska Press

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The Great Plains are as rich and integral a part of American literature as they are of the North American landscape. In this volume the stories, poems, and essays that have described, celebrated, and defined the region evoke the world of the American prairie from the first recorded days of Native history to the realities of life on a present-day reservation, from the arrival of European explorers to the experience of early settlers, from the splendor of the vast and rolling grasslands to the devastation of the Dust Bowl. Several essays look to the future and explore changes that would embolden the people of the Plains to continue to call home this place they have learned to value in spite of its persistent challenges. The infinite variety of the Great Plains landscape and its people unfolds in works by writers as diverse as Willa Cather, Loren Eiseley, Louise Erdrich (Ojibwe), Diane Glancy (Cherokee), Langston Hughes, Wes Jackson, Garrison Keillor, William Least Heat-Moon, Kathleen Norris, Wright Morris, Francis Parkman, O. E. Rolvaag, Mari Sandoz, William Stafford, Mark Twain, Douglas Unger, James Welch (Blackfeet), and Canadians Sharon Butala and Sinclair Ross. From tribal histories to the impressions of travelers today, from tales of isolation and nature's furious storms to accounts of efforts to build communities, from flights of fancy to nuanced observations of the ecology of the grasslands, this comprehensive volume provides a history of the intricate relationships of land and people in the Great Plains. Diane D. Quantic is an associate professor of English and the coordinator of Great Plains studies at Wichita State University. She is the author of The Nature of the Place: A Study of Great Plains Fiction (Nebraska 1995). P. Jane Hafen (Taos Pueblo) is an associate professor of English at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She is the editor of Zitkala-Sa's Dreams and Thunder: Stories, Poems, and "The Sun Dance Opera" (Nebraska 2001).


The Rhetorical Approach in the Federalist Papers No.10, No.54, No.84 and No.85 - 2827114274

98,06 zł

The Rhetorical Approach in the Federalist Papers No.10, No.54, No.84 and No.85 GRIN Verlag

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Seminar paper from the year 2008 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,7, RWTH Aachen University, course: American Non-Fiction, language: English, abstract: The eighty-five essays, today commonly referred to as The Federalist Papers,§were written in 1787 and 1788 in order to help in securing the ratification of the§proposed United States Constitution in the State of New York. Although the essays§were all signed Publius, they were written by three men of different background and,§to some extent, different political ideas. John Jay, Alexander Hamilton and James§Madison have contributed to the Papers in different quantity. Due to an illness Jay§has contributed only five articles. Hamilton s and Madison s contributions are not§always easy to separate but most scholars ascribe twenty-nine articles to Madison§and fifty-one to Hamilton. The authorship of essays 18-20, 49-58, and 62-63 was§the subject of heated historical controversy for more than a century and a half,§because both Hamilton and Madison allegedly claimed authorship of these essays. §The object of this paper is to analyze the rhetorical approach of Madison and§Hamilton in selected papers. Also, an attempt will be made to determine if, and to§what extent their rhetorical style and political ideas are distinguishable even under§the joint guise of Publius.§The analysis will be undertaken on the examples of four selected papers No. 10,§54, 84 and 85, which were chosen as representatives of the respective author s style,§since a detailed analysis of all 85 papers would be to extensive for a term paper.§Contributions by John Jay are deliberately left out since they consist of only 5 papers§which are arguably among the less important ones. Federalist No.10 was chosen as the most famous of Madison s contributions due to§its prominence within the scholarly debate and the prevailing significance of the§problem discussed in the essay the dangers or factions within a republic system.§No. 54 was chosen as an example of disputed authorship and due to its treatment of§the complex problem of slavery in regard to the number of Representatives of Southern States. A special interest lies in the author s approach to distinguish the§slaves status of being people and property at the same time. No. 84 was chosen§due to Hamilton s interesting rhetorical treatment of and political stance on the bill of§rights. No. 85 was chosen because of its importance as a conclusion to the complete§work and arguments of the whole body of texts. [...]


The Force Of Poetry - 2840023175

249,99 zł

The Force Of Poetry

Książki Obcojęzyczne>Angielskie>Literature & literary studies>Prose: non-fiction>Literary essaysKsiążki Obcojęzyczne>Angielskie>Lite...

The Majority Of Essays In This Collection Question How A Poet's Words Reveal The Force Of His Or Her Poetry. The Poets Covered Include Milton, Wordsworth, Lowell And Larkin. The Volume Also Features Four Wider Essays On Cliches, Lies, Misquotations And American English.


Broken Wings (Dodo Press) - 2826865746

60,97 zł

Broken Wings (Dodo Press) BERTRAMS

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Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931) was a Lebanese American of Assyrian descent, an artist, poet and writer. He was born Gibran Khalil Gibran in Lebanon (at the time a Syrian Province of the Ottoman Empire) and spent much of his productive life in the United States. While most of Gibran's early writings were in Syriac and Arabic, most of his work published after 1918 was in English. Gibran also took part in the New York Pen League, also known as the "immigrant poets" (al-mahjar), alongside other important Lebanese American authors such as Ameen Rihani ("the father of Lebanese American literature"), Mikhail Naimy and Elia Abu Madi. Gibran's best-known work is The Prophet, a book composed of 26 poetic essays, first written in English in 1923. The Prophet remains famous to this day, having been translated into more than 20 languages. Other works in English include: Spirits Rebellious, (1908), The Broken Wings (1912), A Tear and a Smile (1914), The Forerunner (1920), Sand and Foam (1926), Jesus the Son of Man (1928), The Earth Gods (1929), The Wanderer (1932) and The Garden of the Prophet (1933).


The Key Concept of the Frontier Transformed - From "Walden" to "Jurassic Park" - 2827110130

96,31 zł

The Key Concept of the Frontier Transformed - From "Walden" to "Jurassic Park" GRIN Verlag

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Seminar paper from the year 2011 in the subject American Studies - Culture and Applied Geography, printed single-sided, grade: 2,0, Free University of Berlin (John-F.-Kennedy-Institut), language: English, abstract: This paper will try to work and point out parallels and differences between a classical piece of American literature, Henry David Thoreau s Walden, and contemporary Hollywood blockbuster cinema, represented by Steven Spielberg s Jurassic Park. Point of departure and main focus of this paper will be the concept and aspects of the frontier and it s reoccurrence as a mythological tool throughout American cultural history. After establishing the historical concept of the frontier, I will therefore go ahead and dig for traces of how this is woven into both works, which in conclusion will hopefully show the assumed American cultural connection between the later acclaimed book written some 150 years ago looking deep into the romantic soul of its protagonist and a consumerist movie from the early nineties that was able to use the benefits of a huge marketing machine to attract its viewership and became a worldwide box office hit. The usefulness of such an undertaking may be questionable for followers of classical cultural American studies but I would like to go with Paul Lauter here and filter out the trivial in mass culture to get to the subject s core of meaning. Essays from his book From Walden Pond to Jurassic Park inspired to look for similarities in those two pieces and maybe find a development of what the concept of the frontier has been transformed into through societal and cultural changes within the last century.


Italo Calvino - 2826852979

158,87 zł

Italo Calvino University Press Group Ltd

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This is the first collection in English of the extraordinary letters of one of the great writers of the twentieth century. Italy's most important postwar novelist, Italo Calvino (1923-1985) achieved worldwide fame with such books as Cosmicomics, Invisible Cities, and If on a Winter's Night a Traveler. But he was also an influential literary critic, an important literary editor, and a masterful letter writer whose correspondents included Umberto Eco, Primo Levi, Gore Vidal, Leonardo Sciascia, Natalia Ginzburg, Michelangelo Antonioni, Pier Paolo Pasolini, and Luciano Berio. This book includes a generous selection of about 650 letters, written between World War II and the end of Calvino's life. Selected and introduced by Michael Wood, the letters are expertly rendered into English and annotated by well-known Calvino translator Martin McLaughlin. The letters are filled with insights about Calvino's writing and that of others; about Italian, American, English, and French literature; about literary criticism and literature in general; and about culture and politics. The book also provides a kind of autobiography, documenting Calvino's Communism and his resignation from the party in 1957, his eye-opening trip to the United States in 1959-60, his move to Paris (where he lived from 1967 to 1980), and his trip to his birthplace in Cuba (where he met Che Guevara). Some lengthy letters amount almost to critical essays, while one is an appropriately brief defense of brevity, and there is an even shorter, reassuring note to his parents written on a scrap of paper while he and his brother were in hiding during the antifascist Resistance. This is a book that will fascinate and delight Calvino fans and anyone else interested in a remarkable portrait of a great writer at work.


Burning Interiors - 2827047889

285,58 zł

Burning Interiors Fairleigh Dickinson University Press,U.S.

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Like many other major contemporary poets, David Shapiro situates his poetry at the interstices between and among modes and traditions. Possessing a singular musical gift, Shapiro problematizes self and culture and challenges conventional notions of fixed and commodified identity in work that discovers and resists meaning. The thirteen essays (and one poem) collected here illuminate a useful range of Shapiro's major texts through diverse critical approaches and elucidate vital questions that Shapiro addresses about poetry's nature and cultural contexts. While some essays trace parallels between Shapiro and poetic, artistic, and philosophical precursors, others demonstrate how a new generation of poets, seeking brilliant sources of experimentation, have benefited from Shapiro's nearly forty-year investigation of cultural representation in original, candid, philosophical, visionary, witty poems.Foregrounding his resistance to myriad dogmatisms and thirst for democratic experimentation, these essays cogently analyze Shapiro's increasing importance to the American poetry scene. Thomas Fink is Professor of English at City University of New York, LaGuardia. Joseph Lease is Associate Professor of Writing and Literature and Chair of the MFA Program in Writing at California College of the Arts.


The Function of Love in Baldwin's 'Another Country' - 2836096534

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The Function of Love in Baldwin's 'Another Country' GRIN Verlag

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Seminar paper from the year 2004 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 2,0, University of Tubingen, language: English, abstract: The novel Another Country, published in 1962, was written by James Baldwin, an African-American writer, particularly well known for his social-critical essays. Another Country, as a fictional work, serves Baldwin to express several ideas formerly developed in his essay writing and so the novel covers a manifold spectrum of social issues, including race, sexuality and finally love. Love as a central topic in Baldwin s Another Country has been analysed by several critics and even Baldwin admits candidly that the novel shows the desperate searches of its characters for the self- knowledge and self-esteem the identity without which real love is impossible. But how do these themes work in the novel, what does such a love have to look like and what does it have to include for the individual to be able to learn to see real human beings behind the categories, labels, and prejudices which are imposed by the loveless in a society. This essay undertakes an approximation to these questions mainly on the basis of the novel, considering some of Baldwins essays and works of critics such as Lorelei Cederstorm or David Leeming. § The first part will focus on an analysis of the relationship with which the novel starts and which can be regarded as a crucial guideline, a negative touchstone for the further development and interpretation of the novel. In Part II a short overview of the other relationships of the novel is provided. By doing this, their connection with the first relationship will be illustrated, until finally it will be posible to suggest how the characters succeed or fail in the matter of love, which Baldwin conceives as [ ] a journey two people have to make with each other.


Insufferable Gaucho - 2837121127

49,67 zł

Insufferable Gaucho Picador

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Unpredictable and daring, highly controlled and yet somehow haywire, the five short stories included here are some of Bolano's best. Whether they concern a stalwart rodent detective trying to investigate the mysterious deaths of his fellow rats, an elderly judge giving up his job in the city for an improbable return to the family farm in the pampas, or a confrontation between an elusive film-maker and the little-known Argentinian novelist whose work he's plagiarized for years, they are as haunting as they are enthralling. In addition, The Insufferable Gaucho offers, for the first time in English, two essays: 'Literature + Illness = Illness' and 'The Myths of Cthulhu'. Provocative and often scathing, these essays are alive with Bolano's trademark humour, violence and utter faith in the power of the written word. Roberto Bolano confirmed his place as a giant of Latin American literature with his novels The Savage Detectives and 2666. He is undoubtedly, as Susan Sontag said, 'the real thing and the rarest'. The Insufferable Gaucho was the last book he prepared for publication before he died in 2003.


Consciousness and the Novel - 2837511076

117,48 zł

Consciousness and the Novel BERTRAMS

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Human consciousness, long the province of literature, has lately come in for a remapping--even rediscovery--by the natural sciences, driven by developments in Artificial Intelligence, neuroscience, and evolutionary biology. As the richest record we have of human consciousness, literature, David Lodge suggests, may offer a kind of understanding that is complementary, not opposed, to scientific knowledge. Writing with characteristic wit and brio, and employing the insight and acumen of a skilled novelist and critic, Lodge here explores the representation of human consciousness in fiction (mainly English and American) in light of recent investigations in the sciences. How does the novel represent consciousness? And how has this changed over time? In a series of interconnected essays, Lodge pursues these questions down various paths: How does the novel's method compare with that of other creative media such as film? How does the consciousness (and unconscious) of the creative writer do its work? And how can criticism infer the nature of this process through formal analysis? In essays on Charles Dickens, E. M. Forster, Evelyn Waugh, Kingsley and Martin Amis, Henry James, John Updike, and Philip Roth, and in reflections on his own practice as a novelist, Lodge is able to bring to light--and to engaging life--the technical, intellectual, and sometimes simply mysterious working of the creative mind.


Emily Dickinson in Context - 2826974191

506,84 zł

Emily Dickinson in Context Cambridge University Press

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Long untouched by contemporary events, ideas and environments, Emily Dickinson's writings have been the subject of intense historical research in recent years. This volume of thirty-three essays by leading scholars offers a comprehensive introduction to the contexts most important for the study of Dickinson's writings. While providing an overview of their topic, the essays also present groundbreaking research and original arguments, treating the poet's local environments, literary influences, social, cultural, political and intellectual contexts, and reception. A resource for scholars and students of American literature and poetry in English, the collection is an indispensable contribution to the study not only of Dickinson's writings but also of the contexts for poetic production and circulation more generally in the nineteenth-century United States.


Sanctuaries In Washington Irving's The Sketch Book - 2840401847

399,99 zł

Sanctuaries In Washington Irving's The Sketch Book

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Comprises A Collection Of Essays Exploring The Theme Of Sanctuaries In Washington Irving's The Sketch Book. This Book Presents A Short History Of Sanctuaries In Nineteenth-century American And European Literature.


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