A War of Individuals: Bloomsbury Attitudes to the Great War by Jonathan Atkin

By Jonathan Atkin

This ebook attracts jointly for the first actual time examples of the ''aesthetic pacifism'' practiced throughout the nice battle by means of such celebrated contributors as Virginia Woolf, Siegfried Sassoon, and Bertrand Russell. moreover, the publication outlines the tales of these much less recognized who shared the frame of mind of the Bloomsbury workforce and people round them while it got here to dealing with the 1st ''total war.''

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The Double and the Other: Identity As Ideology in by Paul Coates

By Paul Coates

This publication employs the radical as a version of the workings of mind's eye and projection within the development of our ideological definitions of id. The self's solidarity is proven to be a pseudo-unity completed throughout the projection, transformation and tabooing of its personal otherness. It examines the double as an epitome of the nineteenth century and charts its upward push and fall within the fiction of the interval. The centre-piece of the e-book is an extended essay on Conrad, whose quest for id throughout the include of non-identity is interpreted as an uneasy synthesis of the contradictions of the "fin-de-siecle" (eg. symbolism and naturalism). The e-book concludes with a attention of the comparable syntheses of 2 postwar authors from principal Europe, Milan Kundera and Andrzej Kusniewicz. Paul Coates is the writer of a number of books together with "Words After Speech - a Comparative learn of Romanticism and Symbolism".

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The Language of Jane Austen: A Study of Some Aspects of her by Myra Stokes

By Myra Stokes

The publication goals to clarify what Jane Austen's psychological version of "character" was once through studying intimately the vocabulary linked to all the 4 major elements of that version - head, middle, spirits, manners. this is often performed through studying the several contexts within which Austen herself makes use of a note and in addition the way it used to be utilized in different similar literature of the interval. The learn is meant to augment figuring out and appreciation not just of Jane Austen's prose, yet that of early 19th-century writings quite often, via a close research of the actual interval connotations and denotations of the vocabulary used to explain personality. The examine is aimed toward sixth-form or undergraduate classes in literature, language or historical past of language.

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The moral art of Dickens: essays by Barbara Hardy

By Barbara Hardy

Professor Barbara Hardy is a famous critic of nineteenth-century fiction yet her essays on Dickens have hitherto been scattered extensively between severe journals and anthologies. The seven stories she has right here accumulated, brought, and partially revised, jointly make up a sustained exploration of the ethical challenge which informs the novelist's paintings and offers to his portrayal of society and the person its distinctive caliber. A basic dialogue of the ethical nature of Dickens' paintings ends up in a research of styles of swap and conversion and this in flip to a detailed exam of 4 consultant novels: Pickwick Papers, Martin Chuzzlewit, David Copperfield, and nice expectancies.

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Heroism and Passion in Literature: Studies in Honour of Moya by Graham Gargett

By Graham Gargett

This quantity, caused by way of the ebook in 1999 of Moya Longstaffe’s striking learn, Metamorphoses of ardour and the Heroic in French Literature: Corneille, Stendhal, Claudel, extra investigates and analyses the a number of appearances of ardour and Heroism in literature. It pursues the exploration of those topics in a number of cultures (English, French, German, Spanish), genres, and important ways. moreover, the chronological span represented is intensely broad. Contributions diversity from los angeles Fontaine, Moli?re and Voltaire to Rimbaud and Camus; from Baudelaire to Beckett; from Wagner to Goytisolo. This very variety supplies valuable context, offering scope for mirrored image and research. even supposing ardour turns out undying, can heroism have any actual that means – except somebody and existential one – in our postmodern age? Has a suggestion on the centre of ecu tradition for thus many centuries rather disappeared from our highbrow and cultural universe? This quantity could be of curiosity to all scholars of literature, no matter what their severe or linguistic allegiance, because it specializes in the various manifestations of 2 important materials of all societies and cultures.

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Imaginary Numbers: An Anthology of Marvelous Mathematical by William Frucht

By William Frucht

"With this pleasant anthology, Frucht throws a bridge around the chasm setting apart the 'Two Cultures' of technological know-how and literature."--Booklist"A brilliant colledtion of various skills and writing."--San Diego Union-TribuneA wildly artistic treasury of the main crafty phrases ever written approximately numbers. arithmetic and writing could appear to exist in contrary nation-states, yet as William Frucht finds, the area of numbers has continuously held a different fascination for women and men of letters. Imaginary Numbers screens the culmination of this cross-fertilization by way of accumulating the simplest inventive writing approximately mathematical issues from the earlier hundred years. during this attractive anthology, we will discover the various methods writers have performed with mathematical principles. Delve into the fourth size and infinity, into fable and philosophy with such masters as Lewis Carroll, Edwin Abbott Abbott, Philip ok. Dick, Martin Gardner, and Alan Lightman. experience popular stories via Italo Calvino and Jorge Luis Borges, cult classics corresponding to Connie Willis's "The Schwartzschild Radius,"and lesser-known gemstones through such visionaries as William Gibson and A. okay. Dewdney. For mathematical experts and literary lions alike, Imaginary Numbers provides as much as one interesting learn.

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Multimodality, Cognition, and Experimental Literature by Alison Gibbons

By Alison Gibbons

Since the flip of the millennium, there has noticeable a rise within the inclusion of typography, snap shots and representation in fiction. This ebook engages with visible and multimodal units in twenty-first century literature, exploring canonical authors like Mark Z. Danielewski and Jonathan Safran Foer along experimental fringe writers reminiscent of Steve Tomasula, to discover an embodied textual aesthetics within the info age. Bringing jointly multimodality and cognition in an leading edge research of the way readers interact with hard literature, this ebook makes an important contribution to the debates surrounding multimodal layout and multimodal interpreting. Drawing on cognitive linguistics, cognitive psychology, neuroscience, semiotics, visible belief, visible communique, and multimodal analysis, Gibbons presents a cosmopolitan set of severe instruments for analysing the cognitive effect of multimodal literature.

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