Download e-book for iPad: Heroism in Anita Rau Badami's novel "The Hero's Walk". An by Doreen Walter

By Doreen Walter

Seminar paper from the yr 2004 within the topic English Language and Literature experiences - Literature, grade: 1,7 (A-), collage of Leipzig (Institute for Anglistics), direction: Seminar: Novels of the Indian Diaspora, four entries within the bibliography, language: English, summary: [...] This paper will to begin with take a better examine definite plot styles and should then examine how those styles may be utilized to the unconventional. Afterwards, we'll take care of assorted techniques of characters – how they are often classified and analysed and we are going to then try and describe many of the lady protagonists of The Hero´s Walk.

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Get Plays and Controversies: Abbey Theatre Diaries 2000-2005: PDF

By Ben Barnes

In diaries overlaying the interval of his creative directorship of the Abbey,

Ben Barnes bargains a frank, sincere, and probing account of a far commented upon

and arguable interval within the heritage of the nationwide theatre. those diaries additionally provide

attention-grabbing own insights into the day-to- day pressures, joys,

and frustrations of operating one in all Ireland's so much iconic institutions.

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Download e-book for kindle: The Vagina: A Literary and Cultural History by Emma L. E. Rees

By Emma L. E. Rees

From South Park to Kathy Acker, and from Lars Von Trier to Sex and the City, women's sexual organs are demonized. Rees strains the attention-grabbing evolution of this demonization, contemplating how calling the 'c-word' obscene either legitimates and perpetuates the fractured identities of girls globally. Rees demonstrates how writers, artists, and filmmakers deal with the challenge of the vagina's puzzlingly 'covert visibility'.

In our postmodern, porn-obsessed tradition, vaginas seem to be far and wide, actually or symbolically yet, crucially, they're as silenced as they're objectified. The Vagina: A Literary and Cultural History examines the anomaly of girl genitalia via 5 fields of creative expression: literature, movie, television, visible, and function art.

There is a weird paradox – in contrast to the other – relating to girl genitalia. Rees makes a speciality of this paradox of what's termed the 'covert visibility' of the vagina and on its titanic manifestations. that's, what occurs while the feminine physique refuses to be pathologized, eroticized, or rendered subordinate to the desire or purpose of one other? universal, and sometimes offensive, slang phrases for the vagina will be obvious as an try and divert realization clear of the truth of women's lived sexual stories such that we do not 'look' on the vagina itself – slang bargains a handy distraction to whatever so taboo. The Vagina: A Literary and Cultural History is a vital contribution to the continuing debate in figuring out the female identity

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Pat Rogers's The Cambridge Companion to Alexander Pope (Cambridge PDF

By Pat Rogers

Alexander Pope used to be the best poet of his age and the dominant impact on eighteenth-century British poetry. His huge oeuvre, written over a thirty-year interval, encompasses satires, odes and political verse and displays the sexual, ethical and cultural problems with the realm round him, usually in impressive traces and words that have turn into a part of our language at the present time. this can be the 1st evaluation to examine the total diversity of Pope's paintings and to set it in its old and cultural context. in particular commissioned essays by way of top students discover all of Pope's significant works, together with the sexual politics of The Rape of the Lock, the philosophical enquiries of An Essay on guy and the ethical Essays, and the mock-heroic of The Dunciad in its quite a few kinds. This quantity can be integral not just for college students and students of Pope's paintings, but additionally for all these attracted to the Augustan age.

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Samuel Beckett: Ohio Impromptu: Impromptu Elements in Samuel by Oliver Christl PDF

By Oliver Christl

Seminar paper from the 12 months 2005 within the topic English - Literature, Works, grade: 2, zero, college of Freiburg, language: English, summary: Ohio Impromptu, first played at Ohio kingdom college in 1981, is one among Samuel Beckett’s final performs. within the past due interval of his inventive task, Beckett’s performs are ruled by way of a language taken out of the context and let loose from dramatic motion. Ohio Impromptu is during this method no exception, however it stands proud between different past due performs, like A Peace of Monologue or Rockaby, due to a distinct attribute: because the identify indicates, Beckett turns out to supply us with the dramatic type of an impromptu. Being initially a time period in song thought, impromptu capacity a composition that's improvised and composed with out earlier education (cf. Shaw 1972: 199). the coed Enoch Brater issues out, that “[a]s a theatrical shape, an impromptu should still seem gentle, improvised, virtually extemporaneous, no matter if those results are accomplished via premeditation” (Brater 1987: 127). In his essay on Ohio Impromptu, Xerxes Mehta provides a extra unique definition: “An impromptu within the theatre is a fairly particular shape within which the playwright – often during the motor vehicle of a play inside of a play – assaults his critics, defends his perform, and, commonly, we could his viewers in on the various tips and all the tribulations of his occupation” (Mehta 1996: 97). to provide a play inside of a play and to give the issues of play-acting or play-writing on degree is what Pierre Astier calls the “meatheatrical size” (Astier 1982: 332) of an impromptu. In try to examine the play lower than such or related definitions, a few students have mentioned, that Ohio Impromptu exhibits assorted parts of an impromptu. unlike that, it has additionally been acknowledged, that “[t]here is not anything impromptu concerning the piece” (Ben-Zvi 1986: 176). Following the given definitions, this paper attempts to ascertain to what volume Ohio Impromptu might be visible as an impromptu, or fairly, within which means Samuel Beckett thought of the play as an impromptu. For that function, the situations and improvement of the play’s construction and the that means of its name have to be mentioned first. during this connection, the sooner models of the textual content are considered, too. The exam then makes a speciality of the function of the viewers and the critics portrayed within the play. ultimately, the which means of the play’s particular constitution is interpreted. the following the ultimate model of the textual content stands in foreground.

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Get White Asparagus PDF

By D. R. Belz,Rafael Alvarez

Welcome to the true and imagined worlds of D. R. Belz, the place you’ll locate: a training white witch kindergarten instructor whose useful shaggy dog story brings an odd end result; a tender priest-in-training who encounters a literal femme fatale; a homeless guy who unearths a toddler in a trash bin on Christmas morning-and whatever extra; a catalog of unusual mail-order items you won’t locate anyplace else within the universe; an corporation in Washington the place one million monkeys sort out Shakespeare; a suburban healthcare professional who emotionally starves his sick spouse to loss of life; a destiny during which households hire specialist Readers; a cookbook of overseas food with “real-ingredient” recipes . . . and more.

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Download e-book for iPad: Literary Criticism from Plato to the Present: An by M. A. R. Habib

By M. A. R. Habib

Literary feedback from Plato to the Present provides a concise and authoritative evaluate of the improvement of Western literary feedback and conception from the Classical interval to the current day

  • An quintessential and intellectually stimulating advent to the heritage of literary feedback and theory
  • Introduces the main events, figures, and texts of literary criticism
  • Provides ancient context and indicates the interconnections among a variety of theories
  • An excellent textual content for all scholars of literature and criticism

 

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Download e-book for iPad: J.R.R. Tolkien and His Literary Resonances: Views of by George Clark,Daniel Timmons

By George Clark,Daniel Timmons

Although Tolkien's literary works have, during the last few a long time, attracted a substantial and sundry physique of feedback, a lot of this fabric is inaccessible, unreflective, and repetitive. so much feedback has targeting his assets and biographical impacts, yet such reports quite often don't glance past his curiosity in medieval literature. still, Tolkien's writings have hyperlinks and resonances with the total of English literature from previous Norse traditions to modern literary proposal. This ebook corrects a notable imbalance in Tolkien scholarship via putting his works inside of a bigger literary context.

The quantity levels over the total historical past of English literature, together with oral narrative culture, Anglo-Saxon poetry, medieval romance, Renaissance poetics, 19th-century experience tales, smooth paintings, and modern myth. each one bankruptcy is written by way of a professional contributor who demonstrates Tolkien's relation to an past literary flow and examines the literary resonances of his works from various educated views. via grounding Tolkien's writings in the greater canon of literature, the publication argues that his works truly fall in the mainstream literary tradition.

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Download e-book for kindle: Whiteness in the Novels of Charles W. Chesnutt by Matthew Wilson

By Matthew Wilson

Charles W. Chesnutt (1858-1932), significantly acclaimed for his novels, brief tales, and essays, used to be essentially the most bold and influential African American writers of the past due 19th and early 20th centuries. at the present time well-known as a massive innovator of yankee fiction, Chesnutt is a crucial contributor to de-romanticizing tendencies in post-Civil warfare Southern literature, and a novel voice between turn-of-the-century realists who wrote approximately race in American lifestyles.

Whiteness within the Novels of Charles W. Chesnutt is the 1st research to concentration solely on Chesnutt's novels. analyzing the 3 released in Chesnutt's lifetime-The residence at the back of the Cedars, The Marrow of Tradition, and The Colonel's Dream-as good as his posthumously released novels, this examine explores the challenge of a black author who wrote essentially for a white viewers.

all through, Matthew Wilson analyzes the ways that Chesnutt crafted narratives for his white readership and specializes in how he tried to infiltrate and control the emotions and convictions of that viewers.

Wilson can pay shut consciousness to the genres during which Chesnutt was once operating and in addition to the social and ancient context of the novels. In articulating the improvement of Chesnutt's occupation, Wilson exhibits how Chesnutt's perspectives on race developed. through the top of his profession, he felt that racial alterations weren't genetically inherent, yet social buildings in keeping with our heritage and upbringing. eventually, the e-book heavily examines Chesnutt's unpublished manuscripts that didn't take care of race. Even in those works, during which African americans are just minor characters, Wilson reveals Chesnutt engaged with the conundrum of race and divulges him as certainly one of America's most important writers at the topic.

Matthew Wilson is a professor of humanities and writing at Penn country collage, Harrisburg. he's the editor of Charles W. Chesnutt's Paul Marchand, F.M.C. (University Press of Mississippi).

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