Download E-books Oxford Reader's Companion to Conrad PDF

Jozef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski (as he was once born in 1857) is without doubt one of the such a lot compelling and complicated figures in English literature. His personal existence used to be as astounding as any of his novels: born within the Ukraine of Polish mom and dad, after a formative years in exile and a 20-year profession as a service provider seaman, he all started in heart age to put in writing in English, the language of his newly followed state.
The Oxford Reader's spouse to Conrad represents a special and long-overdue fulfillment in Conrad scholarship: the 1st complete and authoritative connection with distil in a full of life, readable means an unlimited variety of data on Joseph Conrad's existence, works, recognition, and the ancient and cultural contexts during which he lived. a lot of the cloth within the Companion is totally new, compiled from scattered Conrad assets, lots of that have by no means been released before.
Produced by way of of the world's prime Conradians, with the aid of expert participants, listed below are the most recent findings of contemporary scholarship captured in an unprecedented source for all Conrad enthusiasts.

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Download E-books The Cambridge Companion to Laurence Sterne (Cambridge Companions to Literature) PDF

Most sensible identified this present day for the leading edge satire and experimental narrative of Tristram Shandy (1759-67), Laurence Sterne was once no much less recognized in his time for A Sentimental trip (1768) and for his arguable sermons. Sterne spent a lot of his existence as an imprecise clergyman in rural Yorkshire. yet he brilliantly exploited the feeling completed with the 1st instalment of Tristram Shandy to develop into, by means of his loss of life in 1768, a modern famous person throughout Europe. during this spouse, particularly commissioned essays through prime students offer an authoritative and obtainable advisor to Sterne's writings of their ancient and cultural context. Exploring key matters in his paintings, together with sentimentalism, nationwide id, gender, print tradition and visible tradition, in addition to his next impression on more than a few very important literary pursuits and modes, the booklet deals a finished new account of Sterne's lifestyles and paintings.

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Download E-books Dictionary of Literary Characters, 5-Volume Set PDF

By Michael David Sollars

Dictionary of Literary Characters is a beautiful, five-volume set containing descriptions of greater than 40,000 characters in nice literary works from the us, Britain, and around the globe. The extensive collection of characters featured during this entire paintings are compiled from novels, brief tales, and performs starting from such historical classics as Sophocles' Antigone to 21st-century prizewinners resembling Jeffrey Eugenides' Middlesex. No different reference paintings covers such an in depth collection of characters from such a lot of assorted works of literature.

Appendixes comprise alphabetical lists of authors and literary works lined within the set.

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By Julie Brown

From Hans Christian Andersen's fairytale characters to Lewis Carroll's Wonderland and Emily Dickinson's poetic imagery, the writings and lives of a few of the world's such a lot celebrated authors point out indicators of autism and Asperger's Syndrome. via research of biographies, autobiographies, letters and diaries, Professor Julie Brown identifies literary abilities who reveal features of Autistic Spectrum illness (ASD) and uncovers the similarities of their writing that recommend extraordinary, autistic brains. offering shut readings of authors' works, Brown explores writing procedures, content material, subject, constitution and writing sort to bare the underlying autistic characteristics that experience stimulated their writing. The e-book presents an summary of ASD and customary threads in autistic writing by way of an illuminating exploration of the way those threads are obvious within the literature of either famous and lesser identified authors. This groundbreaking research of autism in literature may be of curiosity to a person with a qualified or own curiosity in literature or the autistic brain.

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By Sarah Cole

The terrain of masculine fellowship offers an enormous context for realizing key literary good points of the modernist interval. Sarah Cole's exam of the literary and cultural historical past of 20th century masculine intimacy considers such an important issues because the damaged friendships that permeate Forster's fictions, Lawrence's determined urge to make tradition out of blood brotherhood and the serious bereavement of the conflict poet. Cole argues that those dramas of compelling and infrequently tortured male friendship have helped to outline a selected voice in the literary canon.

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Download E-books Swinburne and His Gods: The Roots and Growth of an Agnostic Poetry PDF

Swinburne and His Gods is the 1st severe serious research to ascertain the poet's heritage within the excessive church within the context of his paintings. Louis in actual fact exhibits Swinburne's fierce and intimate hostility towards the church and divulges his specific inflammation with the doctrines of Newman, Keble, and Trench. In her clarification of his poetic use of sacramental imagery, specially these photographs attached with the final Supper, Louis indicates how Swinburne's eucharists will be murderous or erotic, aesthetic or republican. The demonic parody that characterizes Swinburne's paintings is proven to have built via experimentation with neo-romantic possible choices to Christianity: first in the course of the evocation of a quasi-sadistic pessimism, then within the embodiment of the "sun-god of Art," and, ultimately, as a feeble gesture towards an unknowable deity which strikes elusively either inside of and past the wildlife. instead of implementing man made harmony at the poet's occupation, Louis offers his paintings as an built-in sequence of significant and wonderful experiments in Romantic art.

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Greater than the other English monarch ahead of or on the grounds that, Queen Elizabeth I used her annual progresses to form her royal personality and to strengthen her acceptance and authority. throughout the spring and summer time, followed by way of her court docket, Elizabeth toured southern England, the Midlands, and components of the West kingdom, staying with deepest and civic hosts, and on the universities of Oxford and Cambridge. The progresses supplied hosts with special possibilities to provoke and impression the Queen, and have become events for fantastic and creative entertainments and pageants, drawing at the talents of architects, artists, and craftsmen, in addition to dramatic performances, formal orations, poetic recitations, parades, masques, dances, and undergo baiting.

The Progresses, Pageants, and Entertainments of Queen Elizabeth I is an interdisciplinary essay assortment, drawing jointly new and cutting edge paintings by means of specialists in literary reviews, historical past, theatre and function stories, paintings historical past, and antiquarian experiences. As such, it'll make a special and well timed contribution to investigate at the tradition and heritage of Elizabethan England. Chapters contain examinations of a few of the significant Elizabethan growth entertainments, together with the coronation competition Veritas temporis filia (1559), Kenilworth (1575), Norwich (1578), Cowdray (1591), Bisham (1592), and Harefield (1602), whereas different chapters think about the subjects raised via those occasions, together with the ritual of gift-giving; the behavior of presidency when on growth; the importance of the visible arts within the entertainments; neighborhood identification and militarism; elite and discovered ladies as hosts; the flow and ebook of leisure and festival texts; the afterlife of the Elizabethan progresses, together with their reappropriation in Caroline England and the documenting of Elizabeth's reign via overdue eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century antiquarians comparable to John Nichols, who went directly to bring together the huge The Progresses of Queen Elizabeth (1788-1823).

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Download E-books Reading Old English Texts PDF

Analyzing outdated English Texts makes a speciality of the serious tools at the moment getting used and built for studying and examining writings in outdated English. it's the first number of its sort within the box and is a well timed booklet, given the explosion of curiosity within the conception, approach and perform of serious interpreting in recent times. every one bankruptcy engages with present paintings on outdated English texts from a selected methodological stance. The authors are all specialist, yet also are desirous about explaining their approach and its program to a vast undergraduate and graduate readership.

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