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Contents: Preface Valentine Cunningham This is the Place: Literary Knowing and Not Knowing Dominika Ruszkiewicz The Meeting of the English and Scottish Cultures in The Kingis Quair by James I of Scotland Teresa Bałuk-Ulewiczowa Poland and Polonius in Shakespeare



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Antykwariat literacki / Książki angielskojęzyczne

Contents: Preface Valentine Cunningham This is the Place: Literary Knowing and Not Knowing Dominika Ruszkiewicz The Meeting of the English and Scottish Cultures in The Kingis Quair by James I of Scotland Teresa Bałuk-Ulewiczowa Poland and Polonius in Shakespeare


Women in the Viking Age - 2826679783

105,41 zł

Women in the Viking Age The Boydell Press

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"Well-illustrated, closely argued and fascinating." - "Guardian". This is the first book-length study in English to investigate what women did in the Viking age, both at home in Scandinavia and in the Viking colonies from Greenland to Russia. Evidence for their lives is fragmentary, but Judith Jesch assembles the clues provided by archaeology, runic inscriptions, place names and personal names, foreign historical records and Old Norse literature and mythology. These sources illuminate different aspects of women's lives in the Viking age, on the farms and in the trading centres of Scandinavia, abroad on Viking expeditions, and as settlers in places, such as Iceland and the British Isles. "Women in the Viking Age" explores an unfamiliar aspect of medieval history and offers a new perspective on Viking society, very different from the traditional picture of a violent and male-dominated world. Judith Jesch is Reader in Viking Studies at the University of Nottingham.


Old Age in the Roman World - 2846347974

136,79 zł


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Classical authors such as Cicero and Plutarch would have us believe that the elderly were revered, active citizens of ancient Rome. But upon closer inspection, it appears that older people may not have enjoyed as respected or as powerful a place in Roman society as has been supposed. In this highly original work, Tim Parkin considers the many issues related to aging and the aged in the classical Roman world. Drawing on both his expertise in demography and his knowledge of ancient history and literature, he coaxes new insights from a variety of sources, including legal documents on the "rules of age," representations of old age in classical literature, epigraphic evidence from tombstones, Greco-Roman medical texts, and papyri from Roman Egypt. Analyzing such diverse sources, he offers valuable new views of old age-not only of men in public life but of men and women in marriage, sexual relationships, and the family. Parkin detects a general lack of interest in old age per se in the early empire, which in itself may provide clues regarding the treatment of older people in the Roman world. Noting that privileges granted to the aged generally took the form of exemptions from duties rather than positive benefits, he argues that the elderly were granted no privileged status or ongoing social roles. At the same time they were both permitted-and expected-to continue to participate actively in society for as long as they were able. An innovative and ambitious work, Old Age in the Roman World paints a compelling, heretofore unseen picture of what it meant to grow old in antiquity. As a work of both social and cultural history, it broadens our knowledge of the ancient world and encourages us to reexamine our treatment of older people today.


Age of Insight - 2826838211

198,26 zł

Age of Insight Random House

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A brilliant book by Nobel Prize winner Eric R. Kandel, The Age of Insight takes us to Vienna 1900, where leaders in science, medicine, and art began a revolution that changed forever how we think about the human mind - our conscious and unconscious thoughts and emotions - and how mind and brain relate to art.§§At the turn of the century, Vienna was the cultural capital of Europe. Artists and scientists met in glittering salons, where they freely exchanged ideas that led to revolutionary breakthroughs in psychology, brain science, literature, and art. Kandel takes us into the world of Vienna to trace, in rich and rewarding detail, the ideas and advances made then, and their enduring influence today.§§The Vienna School of Medicine led the way with its realization that truth lies hidden beneath the surface. That principle infused Viennese culture and strongly influenced the other pioneers of Vienna 1900. Sigmund Freud shocked the world with his insights into how our everyday unconscious aggressive and erotic desires are repressed and disguised in symbols, dreams, and behavior. Arthur Schnitzler revealed women's unconscious sexuality in his novels through his innovative use of the interior monologue. Gustav Klimt, Oscar Kokoschka, and Egon Schiele created startlingly evocative and honest portraits that expressed unconscious lust, desire, anxiety, and the fear of death.§§Kandel tells the story of how these pioneers - Freud, Schnitzler, Klimt, Kokoschka, and Schiele - inspired by the Vienna School of Medicine, in turn influenced the founders of the Vienna School of Art History to ask pivotal questions such as What does the viewer bring to a work of art? How does the beholder respond to it? These questions prompted new and ongoing discoveries in psychology and brain biology, leading to revelations about how we see and perceive, how we think and feel, and how we respond to and create works of art. Kandel, one of the leading scientific thinkers of our time, places these five innovators in the context of today's cutting-edge science and gives us a new understanding of the modernist art of Klimt, Kokoschka, and Schiele, as well as the school of thought of Freud and Schnitzler. Reinvigorating the intellectual enquiry that began in Vienna 1900, The Age of Insight is a wonderfully written, superbly researched, and beautifully illustrated book that also provides a foundation for future work in neuroscience and the humanities. It is an extraordinary book from an international leader in neuroscience and intellectual history.


A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women - 2844158651

87,54 zł

A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women Simon & Schuster US

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A compelling and radical collection of essays on art, feminism, neuroscience, psychology, and philosophy from prize-winning novelist Siri Hustvedt, the acclaimed author of The Blazing World and What I Loved .§§Siri Husvedt has always been fascinated by biology and how human perception works. She is a lover of art, the humanities, and the sciences. She is a novelist and a feminist. Her lively, lucid essays in A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women begin to make some sense of those plural perspectives.§§Divided into three parts, the first section, "A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women," investigates the perceptual and gender biases that affect how we judge art, literature, and the world in general. Among the legendary figures considered are Picasso, De Kooning, Jeff Koons, Louise Bourgeoisie, Anselm Kiefer, Susan Sontag, Robert Mapplethorpe, the Guerrilla Girls, and Karl Ove Knausgaard.§§The second part, "The Delusions of Certainty," is about the age-old mind/body problem that has haunted Western philosophy since the Greeks. Hustvedt explains the relationship between the mental and the physical realms, showing what lies beyond the argument-desire, belief, and the imagination.§§The final section, "What Are We? Lectures on the Human Condition," discusses neurological disorders and the mysteries of hysteria. Drawing on research in sociology, neurobiology, history, genetics, statistics, psychology, and psychiatry, this section also contains a profound and powerful consideration of suicide.§§There has been much talk about building a beautiful bridge across the chasm that separates the sciences and the humanities. At the moment, we have only a wobbly walkway, but Hustvedt is encouraged by the travelers making their way across it in both directions. A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women is an insightful account of the journeys back and forth.


History of Ottoman Poetry - 2842085322

131,80 zł

History of Ottoman Poetry Gibb Memorial Trust

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The History of Ottoman Poetry, first published in six volumes between 1900 and 1909, was the principal product of E.J.W. Gibb's devotion to Ottoman Turkish literature. By the time of his early death in 1901 only the first volume had appeared in print. The remainder was almost complete and was seen through the press by Gibb's friend and literary executor, the Persian scholar E. G. Browne. The History was designed to provide the first extended account in English of Ottoman literature. The first four volumes cover four developmental phases, largely under the influence of Persian literature, from around 1300 to the middle of the nineteenth century. The fifth volume introduces the 'New School' of Ottoman poetry produced in Gibb's own era and inspired by French models. The sixth volume contains in Ottoman printed script the texts of all works quoted in English translation in the previous volumes. No comparable study has appeared in English since Gibb's magnum opus. His History of Ottoman Poetry has become a classic work which is still widely referred to and valuable for students, scholars and anyone with a general interest in Middle Eastern literature and culture. Volume II (originally published 1902) covers the period 1450 to 1520, the early 'classical age'. For Gibb, the reign of Mehmed II (1451-81) was 'the true starting point of Ottoman poetry', when more verse was written in the increasingly Persianized literary idiom of the Ottoman court, in contrast to the relatively provincial Turkish style of most poets of the first period. Among the leading poets of this era are Cem Sultan (d. 1495), the brother of Bayezid II (1481-1512) held captive for many years in France and Italy; the judge and courtier Ahmed Pasha (d.c. 1496) and Necati, the son of a slave (d. 1509). Also discussed is the work of Mihri Hatun of Amasya (d. after 1512), one of the few known Ottoman women poets. Gibb provides extended summaries of the stories of Yusuf and Zuleika, and Leyla and Mecnun, both composed by Hamdi (d. 1509), as early Ottoman examples of traditional romances in the mesnevi style of rhymed couplets. Volume II contains two prefaces. The first is an obituary of Gibb by E. G. Browne, followed by a list of the Persian and Turkish manuscripts in Gibb's library at the time of his death. The second is Gibb's intended preface, countering criticisms of the first volume with a robust defence of his decision to use an archaic form of English in his translations.


Japanese Feminism. Full Circle - 2844158468

71,77 zł

Japanese Feminism. Full Circle GRIN Verlag

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Master's Thesis from the year 1999 in the subject Orientalism / Sinology - Japanology, The George Washington University, language: English, abstract: By analyzing literature that has been produced on Japanese feminism and by Japanese feminists in the last century, this paper attempts to provide an overarching framework through which to view the flow of Japanese feminist consciousness from the Meiji period to its current status. Viewing this brief history of feminism will perhaps enable us to come to a better understanding of the factors that keep Japanese women from reaching gender equality. As I mentioned earlier, the main premise of the paper is that the focus of the feminist movement in Japan has traveled full circle, from and to an emphasis on expanding and raising women's consciousness. Within this premise are two important factors: The first being that feminist consciousness has been inhibited by a series of somewhat unique historical and contextual variables from "inside" and "outside" of the Japanese women's movement. The second concept is that, although Japanese feminist consciousness has been stunted, there is indication today that the Japanese women's movement has finally come of age; feminist leaders in Japan have fully targeted the main barriers to equality, developed and evolved theories as to why these barriers exist and are currently implementing special programs, such as the women study-related courses on university campuses, and the Gender Equality by 2000 program, to release the blocked flow of feminist consciousness. I'm sure there are also other, informal and formal programs going on that are beyond an outsider's eyesight, and beyond the limited scope of this brief overall analysis.§The paper is divided into seven main sections. First, there are two sections in which I attempt to delineate the particular meaning of "Japanese feminism." Following is a brief discussion of the historical and cultural factors that have inhibited the flow of Japanese consciousness. In the latter sections, I take a look at the historical progression of Japanese feminist consciousness vis a vis certain women groups that have formed, and actions that have gained media attention throughout the last century. Although a thin thread of feminism is seen decade to decade in the formation of the concepts "new women," "modan gaaru," "uman riba" and "feministo, there are obviously a lot of factors that point to a certain flagging of feminist consciousness and a lack of focus to the women's movement throughout the century.


Seyder Tkhines - 2826943833

182,49 zł

Seyder Tkhines Jewish Publication Society

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"The Seyder Tkhines", translated from its original Yiddish by noted tkhines scholar, Devra Kay, and centerpiece of this groundbreaking work, was a standard Yiddish prayer book for women. It first appeared in Amsterdam in 1648, and continued to be published for the next three generations, usually inside the Hebrew synagogue prayer book. A product of an age when mysticism pervaded mainstream Judaism, "The Seyder Tkhines" provided women with newly composed, alternative daily prayers that were more specific to their needs. Included in this volume is a unique Yiddish manuscript dating from the 17th century - a collection of prayers written specifically for a rich, pregnant woman, which Kay discovered among the rare books of the Bodleian Library in Oxford, England. Now, for the first time, these prayers have been skillfully translated and brought to public view. In addition to her translations, Kay presents her own extensive commentary, providing a deeper understanding of the historic, religious, and cultural background of this period in Jewish history. This unparalleled book will have special appeal to those interested in the social, literary, and religious history of women, as well as the history of the Yiddish language and literature. The interest in these forgotten prayers and their significance to the lives of women has now been revived, and these tkhines are ready to be rediscovered by a modern readership.


Isabella Of Spain - 2852494795

136,63 zł

Isabella Of Spain TAN Books

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Queen Isabella of Spain, known by her people as "la Católica," was by any standard one of the greatest women in all of history. Ascending the throne of Castile at age 23-a young woman, tall, athletic, blond-haired and blue-eyed-Isabella possessed an indomitable will and refused to recognize the word "impossible," for she was convinced that with God nothing is impossible. Regarded by her people as a saint, she daily implored the Divine assistance, and then fearlessly forged ahead with all the resources at her command. The result was a chain of miraculous successes plucked from seemingly inescapable disasters. A woman of rare strength and intelligence-who bore five children in between military campaigns and international affairs-Isabella ruled with immense authority, yet she willingly submitted herself to the will of God and to God's representatives on earth. In gripping suspense, William Thomas Walsh describes her resistance as a young princess to the corruption of court life, her providential rise to the throne of Castile, the unification of Spain through her equally providential marriage to Ferdinand of Aragon, the near-disastrous War of the Castilian Succession, her brilliant consolidation of the royal power into an effective central government, the actual historical reasons for the founding of the Spanish Inquisition, the universal exaltation throughout Europe after the final defeat of the Moors after an 800-year crusade, the momentous expulsion of the Jews from Spain, the unlikely discovery of the New World by Christopher Columbus under her aegis, and the incredible forging of Catholic Spain into the world's mightiest power-a power soon thereafter to be employed in colonizing and Catholicizing half of the newly discovered lands across the ocean. Here is history as history really happened, and history as history should be written-full of the people and passions and hopes and hates and loves and idealisms that really comprise its fabric. Yet more, here is a momentous bibliography masterfully told: Her story reads like some high romance, in part almost like a fairy tale, and throughout more like the creation of an inspired literary genius than the stuff of actual history. Yet William Thomas Walsh, a great and learned historian with years of research into original Spanish sources and deep understanding of the times he portrays, has produced here a masterpiece of historical literature. To read Isabella of Spain is to break out of our 20th century prejudices and to see the institution of Monarchy as it was seen by those whose destiny it was to wield its power and bear its burdens, as well as by those whose duty it was to honor, uphold and carry it forward. To read Isabella of Spain is to relieve the Catholic experience of the 15th century and to face the strange heresies the Church had to combat in the years leading up to the shattering of Christendom by the Protestant Revolt. No one who would understand the events that have gone into shaping our modern age can ignore the historical writings of William Thomas Walsh. And certainly no Catholic who would possess a grasp of the history of the Church-and specifically the cogent historical reasons for the Spanish Inquisition-can ignore his authoritative and masterfully written Isabella of Spain-The Last Crusader. "My hand falls powerless by my side for very sorrow. The world has lost its noblest ornament; a loss to be deplored not only by Spain, which she has so long carried forward in the career of glory, but by every nation in Christendom, for she was the mirror of every virtue, the shield of the innocent, and an avenging sword to the wicked. I know none of her sex, in ancient or modern times, who in my judgment is at all worthy to be named with this incomparable woman." -Peter Martyr, Upon the death of Isabella


Sophia Parnok - 2826846546

127,62 zł


Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

"The weather in Moscow is good, there's no cholera, there's also no lesbian love...Brrr! Remembering those persons of whom you write me makes me nauseous as if I'd eaten a rotten sardine. Moscow doesn't have them - and that's marvellous." (Anton Chekhov, writing to his publisher in 1895). Chekhov's barbed comment suggests the climate in which Sophia Parnok was writing, and is an added testament to the strength and confidence with which she pursued both her personal and artistic life. Author of five volumes of poetry, and lover of Marina Tsvetaeva, Sophia Parnok was the only openly lesbian voice in Russian poetry during the Silver Age of Russian letters. Despite her unique contribution to modern Russian lyricism however, Parnok's life and work have essentially been forgotten. Parnok was not a political activist, and she had no engagement with the feminism vogueish in young Russian intellectual circles. From a young age, however, she deplored all forms of male posturing and condescension and felt alienated from what she called patriarchal virtues. Parnok's approach to her sexuality was equally forthright. Accepting lesbianism as her natural disposition, Parnok acknowledged her relationships with women, both sexual and non-sexual, to be the centre of her creative existence. Diana Burgin's extensively researched life of Parnok is deliberately woven around the poet's own account, visible in her writings. The book is divided into seven chapters, which reflect seven natural divisions in Parnok's life. This lends Burgin's work a particular poetic resonance, owing to its structural affinity with one of Parnok's last and greatest poetic achievements, the cycle of love lyrics Ursa Major. Dedicated to her last lover, Parnok refers to this cycle as a seven-star of verses, after the seven stars that make up the constellation. Parnok's poems, translated here for the first time in English, added to a wealth of biographical material, make this book a fascinating and lyrical account of an important Russian poet. Burgin's work is essential reading for students of Russian literature, lesbian history and women's studies.


Young Rebecca - 2844566473

40,07 zł

Young Rebecca Virago Press Ltd

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In 1916, when Rebecca West was not yet twenty-five years old, George Bernard Shaw wrote: 'Rebecca can handle a pen as brilliantly as ever I could and much more savagely.' These early writings, collected ehre for the first time, established Rebecca West's reputation as a brilliant journalist and a dedicated yet undogmatic feminist and socialist. From the age of nineteen, writing articles for The Freewoman, and later the Clarion, she displayed her characteristic fierce intelligence, her passion and her biting wit in articles on women's suffrage, imperialism, the Labour Party, and trade unionism as well as literature, religion, domesticity, men and crime. Whether reviewing the latest novel by H.G. Wells ('the sex obsession that lay clotted on Ann cold white sauce'), describing police brutality against suffragettes ('An Orgy of Disorder and Cruelty'), or arguing for better conditions for working women ('Women ought to understand that in submitting themselves to this swindle of underpayment, they are not only insulting themselves, but doing a deadly injury to the community'), she demonstrated again and again a characteristic fearlessness and a formidable grasp of events. Including a short story, 'Indissoluble Matrimony', which appeared in the historic first issue of Blast, and a biographical essay of great psychological penetration on the suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst, this exhilerating collection introduces the early work of one of the most distinguished writers of our time and provides a portrait of a fascinating and turbulent period of British political and literary history.


Playing House - 2841714865

249,99 zł

Playing House

Książki Obcojęzyczne>Angielskie>Literature & literary studies>Literature: history & criticism>Literary studies: general>From c 1900 -&g...

With An Eye To The Way These Roles Are Influenced By And Connected To Domestic Space, The Author Examines The Desire For Intimacy And Connection That Motivates Franck's Characters. She Argues That Franck Creates These Identities As Mutable And Changeable, In Effect Opening Up Women's Roles For Resignification In An Age Of Renewed Feminist Inquiry.


Doll's House and Other Plays - 2845520512

59,38 zł

Doll's House and Other Plays Penguin Classics

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Four of Ibsen's most important plays in superb modern translations, part of the new Penguin Ibsen series. With her assertion that she is 'first and foremost a human being', Nora Helmer sent shockwaves throughout Europe when she appeared in Ibsen's greatest and most famous play, A Doll's House. Depicting one woman's struggle to be treated as a rational human being, and not merely a wife, mother or fragile doll, the play changed the course of theatrical history and sparked debates worldwide about the roles of men and women in society. Ibsen's follow-up Ghosts was no less radical, with its unrelenting investigation into religious hypocrisy, family secrets and sexual double-dealing. These two masterpieces are accompanied here by The Pillars of Society and An Enemy of the People, both set in Norwegian coastal towns and exploring the tensions and dark compromises at the heart of society. The new Penguin series of Ibsen's major plays offer the best available editions in English, under the general editorship of Tore Rem. All the plays have been freshly translated by the best modern translators and are based on the recently published, definitive Norwegian edition of Ibsen's works. They all include new introductions by leading scholars and additional editorial apparatus by Tore Rem Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906) is often called 'the Father of Modern Drama'. He was born in the small Norwegian town of Skien and started writing plays from an early age. In 1864 he left Norway for a 21-year long voluntary exile in Italy and Germany. After successes with the verse dramas Brand and Peer Gynt, he turned to prose, writing his great 12-play cycle of society dramas between 1877 and 1899. This included The Pillars of Society, A Doll's House, Ghosts, An Enemy of the People, The Wild Duck, Rosmersholm, The Lady from the Sea, Hedda Gabler, The Master Builder, Little Eyolf, John Gabriel Borkman, and, finally, When We Dead Awaken. Ibsen returned to Norway in 1891 and died there at the age of seventy-eight. Deborah Dawkin and Erik Skuggevik are freelance literary translators. Tore Rem is Professor of British literature at the University of Oslo and author of Henry Gibson/Henrik Ibsen (2006).


A Feminine Enlightenment - 2848199266

119,99 zł

A Feminine Enlightenment

Książki Obcojęzyczne>Angielskie>Society & social sciences>Society & culture: general>Social groups>Gender studies, gender groups>Wom...

Beginning With Adam Smith's Theory Of Moral Sentiments (1759), This Study Positions Feminine Genres Such As The Gothic Romance And Bluestocking Poetry, Usually Seen As Outliers In A Masculine Age Of Reason, As Essential To Understanding Emotion's Role In Enlightenment Narratives Of Progress.


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