By Doreen Walter
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.
By Emma L. E. Rees
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
By Pat Rogers
By Oliver Christl
By D. R. Belz,Rafael Alvarez
By M. A. R. Habib
- 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
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.
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).