George Orwell: English Rebel

By Robert Colls

An highbrow who didn't like intellectuals, a socialist who didn't belief the nation, a author of the left who came across it more uncomplicated to forgive writers of the best, a liberal who used to be opposed to loose markets, a Protestant who believed in faith yet now not in God, a fierce opponent of nationalism who outlined Englishness for a iteration.

Aside from being one of many maximum political essayists within the English language and writer of 2 of the main recognized books in twentieth-century literature, George Orwell was once a guy of many desirable contradictions, a person who cherished to move opposed to the grain simply because he believed that used to be the place the reality frequently lay.

George Orwell: English Rebel takes us on a trip in the course of the many twists and turns of Orwell's existence and suggestion, from the precocious public tuition satirist at Eton and the imperial policeman in Burma, via his early years as a slightly dour documentary author, down and out at the streets of Paris and London and at the highway to Wigan pier, to his formative reports as a volunteer soldier within the Spanish Civil warfare.

Above all, the e-book skilfully lines Orwell's sluggish reconciliation together with his nation, a trip which started down a coal mine in 1936 to discover its exhilarating peaks through the darkish days of the second one international War.

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The Taboo (Bloom's Literary Themes)

By Blake Hobby

From a Polynesian be aware that means 'prohibition', a taboo is a social extra that are supposed to now not be damaged by means of society's members, for doing so can suggest punishment. This quantity discusses the position of the taboo in "Howl", "Lolita", "Lord of the Flies", "The Miller's Tale", and plenty of extra works. that includes unique essays and excerpts from formerly released serious analyses, every one e-book within the new Bloom's "Literary issues" sequence supplies scholars useful perception into the title's topic topic.

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Euripides' Electra: A Commentary (Oklahoma Series in Classical Culture Series)

By Hanna M. Roisman

Among the best-known Greek tragedies, Electra is additionally one of many performs scholars of Greek frequently learn within the unique language. It tells the tale of the way Electra and her brother, Orestes, avenge the homicide in their father, Agamemnon, by means of their mom and her lover. H. M. Roisman and C. A. E. Luschnig have built a brand new version of this seminal tragedy designed for twenty-first-century school rooms. incorporated with the Greek textual content are an invaluable creation, line-by-line observation, and different fabrics in English, all meant to aid intermediate and complicated undergraduate students.

Electra's gripping tale and nearly modern suppose help in making the play available and fascinating to fashionable audiences. The liberties Euripides took with the normal delusion and the playwright's attitudes towards the gods can motivate fruitful lecture room dialogue approximately fifth-century Athenian concept, manners, and morals. Roisman and Luschnig invite readers to match Euripides' remedy of the parable with these of Aeschylus and Sophocles and with version shows in epic and lyric poetry, later drama, and smooth movie. The creation additionally areas the play in old context and describes conventions of the Greek theater particular to the work.

Extensive appendices offer an entire metrical research of the play, necessary notes on grammar and syntax, an index of verbs, and a Greek-English word list. briefly, the authors have integrated every thing scholars have to help and improve their studying of Electra in its unique language.

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Another Phenomenology of Humanity: A Reading of A Dream of Red Mansions

Another Phenomenology of Humanity: A interpreting of A Dream of crimson Mansions is dedicated to constructing one other model of phenomenology of humanity—human nature, human inclinations and human desires—by taking A Dream of pink Mansions, the crown jewel of chinese language tradition, as its major literary paradigm of representation. The model of phenomenology of humanity at factor is a synthesis of the Confucian, Daoist, Buddhist and Western existentialist phenomenological debts of humanity—for instance, what's humanity, what make people as human, human nature, human emotions, human wishes, 3 center human existential pursuits, and 4 easy difficulties of human lifestyles.

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The Antigone Complex: Ethics and the Invention of Feminine Desire (Cultural Memory in the Present)

By Cecilia Sjöholm

What if psychoanalysis had selected Antigone instead of Oedipus? This ebook lines the relation among ethics and hope in very important philosophical texts that concentrate on femininity and use Antigone as their version. It indicates that the idea of female hope is conditioned by way of a view of girls as being susceptible to excesses and deficiencies in terms of moral norms and ideas. Sjöholm explains Mary Wollstonecraft's paintings, in addition to readings of Antigone by means of G.W.F. Hegel, Martin Heidegger, Luce Irigaray, Jacques Lacan, and Judith Butler.

This ebook introduces the concept that of the "Antigone complex" on the way to light up the imprecise and multifaceted query of female wish, which has given upward push to the fascination of generations of philosophers and different theoreticians, in addition to readers and spectators. whilst the booklet argues for a proposal of wish that's intrinsically with regards to ethics. the moral query posed via Antigone, and explored within the booklet, is: what determines these activities that one needs to do, in preference to those who one should do?

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Horrors of War: The Undead on the Battlefield

By Cynthia J. Miller

Acknowledgments advent half I: huge Enemies 1. “Blood-Thirsty Graybacks”: The large Othering of the Confederacy in Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter Robert A. Saunders 2. Cry “Havoc!” and enable Slip the Vampires of struggle Cynthia J. Miller three. Vampire Pilots and Industrialized struggle within the Bloody crimson Baron A. Bowdoin Van Riper four. Nazis at the Moon! Nazis lower than the Polar Ice Cap! And different contemporary Episodes within the unusual Cinematic Afterlife of the 3rd Reich James J. Ward half Ii: The useless do not leisure five. The Wages of warfare: Spectral youngsters within the Devil's spine Michael C. Reiff 6. Traversing the Afterlife myth: The Haunted Soldier in Jacob's Ladder Thomas Robert Argiro 7. The Haunted Tank Paul O'Connor eight. (Re)Remembering the good battle in Deathwatch Marzena Sokolowska-Paryz nine. The U.N.dead: chilly battle Ghosts in Carol for an additional Christmas Christina M. Knopf half Iii: Making Monsters 10. Pall within the family members: Deathdream, residence, and the Vietnam struggle Christopher D. Stone eleven. Strategic

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The Classical Tradition: Greek and Roman Influences on Western Literature

By Gilbert Highet

Initially released in 1949, Gilbert Highet's seminal The Classical Tradition is a herculean feat of comparative literature and a landmark book within the historical past of classical reception. As Highet states within the starting traces of his Preface, this ebook outlines "the leader ways that Greek and Latin impact has moulded the literatures of western Europe and America". With that easy assertion, Highet takes his reader on a sweeping exploration of the background of western literature. To summarize what he covers is a near-impossible activity. Discussions of Ovid and French literature of the center a while and Chaucer's engagement with Virgil and Cicero lead, quickly, into arguments of Christian as opposed to "pagan" works within the Renaissance, Baroque imitations of Seneca, and the (re)birth of satire. construction momentum via Byron, Tennyson, and the increase of "art of art's sake", Highet, finally, arrives at his end: the start and institution of modernism. even though his humanist kind might sound out-of-date in state-of-the-art postmodernist global, there's a price to making sure this influential paintings reaches a brand new new release, and Highet's mild contact and persuasive, enticing voice warrantly the book's usefulness for a modern viewers. certainly, the e-book is freed from the jargon-filled form of literary feedback that plagues a lot of present scholarship. observed through a brand new foreword by means of renown critic Harold Bloom, this reissue will let new readers to understand the large legacy of classical literature within the canonical works of medieval, Renaissance, and glossy Europe and America.

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The Gray Book (Meridian: Crossing Aesthetics)

By Aris Fioretos

Generally thought of the least vigorous and such a lot bleak of casts, grey is the taint of vagueness and uncertainty. Marking the brink sector the place luminous lifestyles turns out suspended yet demise has no longer but darkened the horizon, it belongs to an evasive and evanescent international, wearing the tint of smoke, fog, ashes, and mud. because the ambiguous area of inspiration and remembrance the place issues mix and blur, grey measures the variation among distance and proximity, shading into tinges of hesitation, colorings of taciturnity, tones of time earlier and misplaced. therefore it could possibly even be the spectral medium of literature itself—that grainy fuel of language.

Written with a lead pencil corresponding to these present in Nabokov, Rilke, Svevo, Poe, and Dickinson, The grey Book chronicles the vicissitudes of such equivocal articulation—registering the graphite strains it leaves at the back of but additionally recording the dwindling span of its existence. The booklet situates itself in a sector past feedback yet this part of literature, characterised by way of forgetting and finitude, and investigating very important but doubtless inaccessible "gray parts" in texts as outdated as these of Homer, and as fresh as these of Beckett.

Loosely arranging those literary reveals based on a revision of the 4 parts, The grey Book distances itself from culture and treats now not water yet tears, no longer hearth yet vapor, no longer earth yet grain, now not air yet clouds. The narrative therefore construed, continuing within the meandering routine of risky suggestion instead of within the prudent steps of a treatise, seems to be progressively tormented by its topic. topics and evidence formerly restricted to the world of quoted texts leak into the narrative itself. The border among fiction and truth slowly dissolves because the ebook techniques the curious void that the writer locates on the center of "gray literature." formed through an omnipresent notwithstanding more and more unreliable narrator, The grey Book may possibly hence finally yield a poetics forged within the kind of a ghost story.

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The Ethnic Avant-Garde: Minority Cultures and World Revolution (Modernist Latitudes)

During the Nineteen Twenties and Thirties, American minority artists and writers collaborated generally with the Soviet avant-garde, trying to construct a progressive society that might finish racial discrimination and increase revolutionary artwork. Making what Claude McKay known as "the magic pilgrimage" to the Soviet Union, those intellectuals positioned themselves on the vanguard of modernism, utilizing radical cultural and political experiments to reimagine identification and decenter the West.

Shining infrequent mild on those efforts, The Ethnic Avant-Garde makes a different contribution to interwar literary, political, and artwork historical past, drawing greatly on Russian files, commute narratives, and creative exchanges to set up the parameters of an undervalued "ethnic avant-garde." those writers and artists cohered round distinctive varieties that reflected Soviet recommendations of montage, fragment, and interruption. They orbited interwar Moscow, the place the foreign avant-garde converged with the Communist overseas.

The ebook explores Vladimir Mayakovsky's 1925 stopover at to ny urban through Cuba and Mexico, within which he wrote Russian-language poetry in an "Afro-Cuban" voice; Langston Hughes's translations of those poems whereas in Moscow, which he visited to help on a Soviet movie approximately African American existence; a futurist play condemning Western imperialism in China, which turned Broadway's first significant creation to add a predominantly Asian American solid; and efforts to visualize the Bolshevik Revolution as Jewish messianic arrest, via the sluggish political disenchantment of the hot York Intellectuals. via an soaking up university of cross-ethnic encounters that still comprise Herbert Biberman, Sergei Eisenstein, Paul Robeson, and Vladimir Tatlin, this paintings remaps international modernism alongside minority and Soviet-centered traces, extra advancing the avant-garde venture of seeing the area anew.

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Recesses of the Mind: Aesthetics in the Work of Guðbergur Bergsson

By Birna Bjarnadóttir

Birna Bjarnadóttir constructs a deep and entire argument for Bergsson's importance as a grasp of narrative. Crossing centuries, oceans, and continents, her contextualization of Bergsson's aesthetics stretches from his local land's literary culture to the cultural domain names of Europe and North and South the USA. Her research of his rules on good looks, love, and trust, provided as a discussion among Bergsson and various different writers and philosophers - Plotinus, Augustine, Nietzsche, Kierkegaard, Blanchot - is a outstanding mirrored image on essentially the most vital questions of contemporary instances. Recesses of the brain introduces a profound author to the overseas degree. The book's exploration of the cultural outer edge is both major, suggesting new interpretative suggestions for contemplating cultural contributions from remoted places.

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