Category: English Literature

A Short History of Early Modern England: British Literature by Peter C. Herman

By Peter C. Herman

A brief historical past of Early smooth England provides the historic and cultural info worthy for a richer realizing of English Renaissance literature.

  • Written in a transparent and available kind for an undergraduate point audience
  • Gives an outline of the period’s historical past in addition to an figuring out of the historiographic issues
  • Explores key old and literary occasions, from the Wars of the Roses to the ebook of John Milton’s Paradise Regained
  • Features intensive motives of keyword phrases and ideas, reminiscent of absolutism and the Elizabethan Settlement

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Texts and Contexts: An Introduction to Literature and by Adrian Beard

By Adrian Beard

The assumption of learning texts 'in context' has develop into an important new emphasis in modern literary reviews. Texts and Contexts explores the assumption of contexts and how they impact texts, concentrating on:
* the writer's context
* the reader's context
* the text's context
* the language context
* the which means context.
Through a chain of devices comprising texts, routines and readings, Adrian Beard units out a framework for learning texts and their contexts and indicates how this process can result in a important new realizing of the altering and a number of meanings of any textual content. This available, relaxing set of fabrics is perfect for any scholars assembly the belief of contexts for the 1st time.

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Daily Life in Chaucer's England (The Greenwood Press Daily by Jeffrey L. Forgeng, Will Mclean

By Jeffrey L. Forgeng, Will Mclean

Event the medieval global firsthand during this imperative hands-on source, and think about lifestyles because it used to be really lived. the 1st publication on medieval England to come up out of the residing historical past move, this quantity permits readers to understand-and, if attainable, recreate-what lifestyles was once like for usual humans within the days of Geoffrey Chaucer. Readers will examine not just what kinds of video games medieval Britons performed, what outfits they wore, or what foodstuff they ate, yet real principles for video games, garments styles, and recipes. Written with impeccable element, this quantity examines all facets of existence in medieval England, right down to easy basics like meals, waste administration, and desk manners. Parallel events and quoted fabric from The Canterbury stories draw direct connections to Chaucer's paintings. pupil researchers will make the most of a large number of assets, together with basic resource sidebars, a bankruptcy on on-line assets and electronic learn, info on medieval reenactments, a timeline of occasions, a word list of phrases, various illustrations, and a accomplished print and nonprint bibliography of available resources. aiding the area historical past curriculum and supplying an interactive complement to literature curricula, this quantity is a must have for college kids and readers.Detailed and meticulous, this quantity examines all points of lifestyles in medieval England, right down to uncomplicated basics like nutrients, waste administration, and desk manners. Readers will discover, seasons, vacations and holy days, the superiority and normalcy of dying, the common workday, crafts and exchange, adorning practices, and leisure actions like archery and falconry. Parallel occasions and quoted fabric from The Canterbury stories additionally draw direct connections to Chaucer's paintings.

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Ciaran Carson : space, place, writing, 1st Edition by Carson, Ciaran; Alexander, Neal; Carson, Ciaran

By Carson, Ciaran; Alexander, Neal; Carson, Ciaran

A PDF model of this booklet is on the market at no cost in open entry through the OAPEN Library platform (www. oapen. org).

Ciaran Carson is without doubt one of the so much demanding and creative of latest Irish writers, displaying verbal brilliance, formal complexity, and highbrow bold throughout a remarkably different physique of labor. This examine considers the whole diversity of his oeuvre, in poetry, prose, and translations, and discusses the most important subject matters to which he returns, together with: reminiscence and background, narrative, language and translation, mapping, violence, and tool. It argues that the singularity of Carson's writing is to be present in his radical imaginitive engagements with rules of house and position. the town of Belfast, specifically, occupies a crucially vital position in his texts, serving as an inventive point of interest round which his many different matters are constellated. town, in all its unstable mutability, is an abiding body of reference and a reservoir of inventive impetus for Carson's mind's eye. for this reason, the e-book adopts an interdisciplinary strategy that attracts upon geography, urbanism, and cultural thought in addition to literary feedback. It presents either a stimulating and thorough creation to Carson's paintings, and a versatile serious framework for exploring literary representations of house

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Seditious Allegories: John Thelwall & Jacobin Writing by Michael Scrivener

By Michael Scrivener

"This is an excellent research of a number one democratic baby-kisser and critical literary determine . . . [which] is in each admire good written." —Gregory Claeys, collage of London The multifaceted profession of John Thelwall (1764–1834)—poet, novelist, playwright, journalist, baby-kisser, scientist—is the lens wherein we're provided the following a brand new examine the phenomenon of British Jacobinism, lengthy distorted by way of the serious view of it as intellectually susceptible bequeathed to us by means of Coleridge and Wordsworth, as soon as Jacobins themselves. This publication, the 1st on Thelwall in virtually 100 years, combines literary research and ancient description to teach how this cutting edge political activist remained actual to his radicalism whereas adapting his tools within the face of the anti-Jacobin response that Paine’s The Rights of guy helped trigger. the 3 components of the publication set Thelwall’s achievements and demanding situations within the political and literary context of his occasions. half One, "Jacobin(s) Writing," specializes in the main crucial elements, ideologically and officially, of the rebel writing of the 1790s to which Thelwall contributed. half , "The Voice of the People," treats either Thelwall’s radical oratory and journalism, in addition to his writings and actions as a traditional scientist and rhetorician, a professor and technician of "elocution." half 3, "Jacobin Allegory," expounds on Thelwall’s attribute technique of oblique expression via synecdoche and allegory, which he utilized in his later occupation after repression pressured him out of politics. via Thelwall’s existence Michael Scrivener succeeds in revealing how British Jacobinism reshaped the general public sphere, starting up quite a few literary experiments with oratory, pamphlets, periodicals, popularizations, and songs within the areas unfolded by way of political institutions, lectures, conferences, and trials. Jacobinism hence altered the very associations of analyzing and writing by means of increasing literacy, restructuring the preferred enviornment for analyzing, and producing a physique of numerous texts that have been "seditious allegories."

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Utopias and Dystopias in the Fiction of H. G. Wells and by Emelyne Godfrey

By Emelyne Godfrey

This publication is ready the fiercely contrasting visions of 2 of the 19th century’s maximum utopian writers. A wide-ranging, interdisciplinary learn, it emphasizes that house is a key think about utopian fiction, usually a barometer of mankind’s profitable courting with nature, or a hallmark of risk. rising and severely acclaimed students think of the legacy of 2 nice utopian writers, exploring their use of house and time within the production of websites within which modern social matters are investigated and reordered. quite a few destinations is featured, together with Morris’s quasi-fourteenth century London, the plush and corrupted island, a routed and massacred English nation-state, the high-rises of the long run and the vertiginous panorama of one other Earth past the celebrities.

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Siegfried Sassoon: Scorched Glory: A Critical Study by P. Moeyes

By P. Moeyes

Siegfried Sassoon: Scorched Glory is the 1st survey of the poet's released paintings on account that his dying and the 1st to attract at the edited diaries and letters. We find out how Sassoon's kin history and Jewish inheritance, his bothered sexuality, his event of warfare - particularly his public competition to it - his courting to the Georgian poets and different writers, and his eventual withdrawal to nation existence formed his creativity. Sassoon's prestige as a warfare poet has overshadowed his wider achievements and the complicated character at the back of them. This severe overview of Sassoon's paintings is lengthy past due and may supply a priceless starting-point for destiny reappraisals of a author for whom existence and artwork have been fused.

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Agatha Christie: Power and Illusion (Crime Files) by R.A. York

By R.A. York

This examine indicates how she sought to reconcile her attachment to the Victorian previous together with her attractiveness of a brand new society that undermined status quo and in doing so gave extra possibilities to girls, pressured class-boundaries, prolonged tolerance, allowed the cult of enjoyment and self-assertion and printed the ambiguities of respectability.

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Thomas Hardy’s Vision of Wessex by S. Gatrell

By S. Gatrell

Wessex didn't spring full-born from Hardy's mind's eye whilst he started to write. the 1st a part of the booklet finds intimately how Wessex grew to become what it's, geographically, socially and culturally, starting together with his fist poem within the 1860s and finishing with wintry weather phrases, his final number of verse. the second one (briefer) half is an account of the influence of Hardy's imaginative and prescient of Wessex on twentieth-century English tradition, providing a proof for Hardy's persistence as a well-liked novelist.

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Wild, Wild Erie: Poems inspired by paintings and sculpture by Paul Durcan

By Paul Durcan

Born in Dublin in 1944, Paul Durcan is a number one poet in eire, winner of the Whitbread Poetry Award (1990), and celebrated as essentially the most unique voices in glossy Irish literature. Unsparingly satirical, Durcan s poetry tackles social and political hypocrisies, but in addition will be intensely own, mining his personal relationships and daily reports to color bright yet unorthodox even surreal scenes. As keen about artwork as he's approximately writing, his poetry is strikingly visible and sometimes at once responds to artists and their paintings. He has formerly written poetry encouraged via the collections of the nationwide Gallery of eire and the nationwide Gallery, London.

In his first venture with an American museum, Durcan has written 50 unique poems in accordance with works chosen from the Toledo Museum of paintings s world-class assortment. Durcan s wry observations, speculations, and fabrications concerning the artistic endeavors matters open new avenues for readers to reply either to the poems and to the paintings, growing new contexts and methods of seeing for a different and illuminating literary and inventive experience.

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