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Download E-books CliffsNotes on Austen's Pride and Prejudice (Cliffsnotes Literature Guides) PDF

By Marie Kalil

The unique CliffsNotes research courses supply specialist observation on significant topics, plots, characters, literary units, and old historical past. the most recent iteration of titles within the sequence additionally characteristic glossaries and visible components that supplement the vintage, everyday format.

In CliffsNotes on satisfaction and Prejudice, Jane Austen's most well liked and recognized paintings, you are going to meet Elizabeth Bennet and her sisters as they navigate the social milieu of provincial 18th-century England. as well as effortless travels via the entire novel's ironic plot twists, you will get targeted plot summaries and chapter-by-chapter commentaries to teach you the way Austen's trust in rationalism triumphs within the union of Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy. you are going to additionally discover

  • Life and history of the writer, Jane Austen
  • A personality map that graphically illustrates the relationships one of the characters
  • Critical essays approximately women's roles in 19th-century Britain and money
  • A evaluate part that assessments your knowledge
  • A source middle with books, sites, and flicks for extra study

Classic literature or sleek modern day treasure — you will realize it all with professional details and perception from CliffsNotes research guides.

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Download E-books The City Since 9/11: Literature, Film, Television PDF

By Keith Wilhite, Catalina Florina, Florescu, Karolina Golimowska, Steve Macek, Justin St. Clair

Charting the intersection of aesthetic illustration and the cloth stipulations of city house, The urban seeing that 9/11 posits that the modern city presents an important context for reassessing theoretical issues with regards to narrative, id, domestic, and private precarity. within the years because the September eleven assaults, writers and filmmakers have explored city areas as contested sites—shaped by means of the present discourses of neoliberalism, fatherland safeguard, and the battle on terror, but in addition haunted through a lack within the panorama that registers loss and prefigures destiny threat. In works of literature, movie, and tv, town emerges as a paradoxical area of permanence and vulnerability and a convergence element for anxieties approximately globalization, structural inequality, and apocalyptic violence.
Building on earlier scholarship addressing trauma and the spectacle of terror, the individuals additionally draw upon works of philosophy, city reports, and postmodern geography to theorize how literary and visible representations divulge the continual conflicts that come up as towns rebuild within the shadow of previous ruins. Their essays improve new traces of argument that make clear art’s position in modern debates approximately spatial practices, gentrification, cosmopolitanism, reminiscence and heritage, nostalgia, the uncanny and the abject, postmodern virtuality, the politics of realism, and the industrial and social lifetime of towns.
The e-book bargains clean readings of frequent post-9/11 novels, equivalent to Jonathan Safran Foer’s
Extremely Loud & quite Close, however it additionally considers works by way of Teju Cole, Joseph O’Neill, Silver Krieger, Colum McCann, Ronald Sukenick, Jonathan Lethem, Thomas Pynchon, Colson Whitehead, Paul Auster, William Gibson, Amitav Ghosh, and Katherine Boo. additionally, The urban seeing that 9/11 comprises essays at the movies Children of Men, Hugo, and the difference of Extremely Loud & tremendously Close, chapters at the tv sequence The Bridge, The Killing, and The Wire, and an research of Michael Arad’s Reflecting Absence and the 9-11 Memorial.

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Download E-books Later Articles & Reviews: Uncollected Articles, Reviews, and Radio Broadcasts Written After 1900 (The Collected Works of W. B. Yeats, Volume 10) PDF

By W. B. Yeats

Author note: Colton Johnson (Editor)
Publish 12 months note: First released January 1st 1994

The gathered Works of W. B. Yeats, quantity X: Later Articles and Reviews is a part of a fourteen-volume sequence below the overall editorship of eminent Yeats students Richard J. Finneran and George turbines Harper. this primary whole variation contains almost the entire Nobel laureate's released paintings, in authoritative texts and with broad explanatory notes.

Later Articles and Reviews involves fifty-four prose items released among 1900 and Yeats's loss of life in January 1939 and advantages from the notes and emendations of Yeats pupil Colton Johnson. The items amassed listed here are occasional, they usually mirror the numerous pursuits and engagements of Yeats in his adulthood. not a reviewer or polemicist, Yeats is a world determine: a senator within the fledgling Irish country, a defining sleek poet, a distinctive essayist. And the following we have now him writing -- with grace, wit, and fervour -- at the country of eire on the planet, on Irish language and Irish literature, on his inventive contemporaries, at the Abbey Theater, on divorce, on censorship, on his evolution as a poet and dramatist, on his personal poetry.

Volume X additionally contains texts of ten radio courses Yeats broadcast among 1931 and 1937. this isn't in simple terms the 1st assortment but additionally the 1st printing of Yeats's radio paintings, which constitutes the biggest formerly uncollected physique of his writings and probably crucial to stay mostly unstudied. rigorously assembled from manuscripts, typescripts, broadcast scripts, and fragmentary recordings, the courses diversity from a scripted interview on modern concerns to tricky stagings of his personal and others' poetry. one of many radio courses is gifted in an appendix whole with the commissioned musical ranking that set Yeats's poetry to tune, Yeats's personal emendations at the BBC broadcast script, and the diacritical notes with which the printed reader indicated Yeats's interpretive directions.

Here, then, is pro Yeats, writing and conversing vigorously and with prepared own perception in regards to the sleek age and his position in it.

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Download E-books The Art of Lying Down: A Guide to Horizontal Living PDF

By Bernd Brunner

“A unusual and dreamy voice . . . , like an Italo Calvino brief tale, apparently translated from a few misplaced, imprecise language.”
—Elizabeth Gilbert, writer of Eat, Pray, Love

An totally fascinating examine of the historical past of mendacity down—which is extra complex than chances are you'll think

We spend a very good 3rd of our lives mendacity down: dozing, dreaming, making love, pondering, examining, and getting good. Bernd Brunner’s ode to mendacity down is a wealthy exploration of cultural background and an pleasing selection of stories, starting from the heritage of the bed to the “slow dwelling circulate” to Stone Age repose—when humans didn't sleep mendacity down—and past. He methods the horizontal country from a few instructions, yet by no means loses his willing experience for the extraordinary or strange detail.

faraway from being a pose of passivity or laziness, mendacity down could be a protest, an opportunity to assemble innovations or switch your aspect of view—the different part to our upright, effective lives. Brunner makes an eloquent case for the significance of mendacity down in an international that values ever-greater degrees of job, arguing that point spent horizontally deals rewards that we’d do good to not ignore. 

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Download E-books Chaos Imagined: Literature, Art, Science PDF

By Martin Meisel

The tales we inform in our try to make experience of the world―our myths and faith, literature and philosophy, technology and art―are the comforting autos we use to transmit principles of order. yet underneath the search for order lies the uneasy dread of basic sickness. real chaos is difficult to visualize or even tougher to symbolize. during this e-book, Martin Meisel considers the lengthy attempt to conjure, depict, and rationalize severe sickness, with all of the ardour, pleasure, and compromises the act provokes.

Meisel builds a coarse heritage from significant social, mental, and cosmological turning issues within the imagining of chaos. He makes use of examples from literature, philosophy, portray, image paintings, technology, linguistics, track, and picture, quite exploring the notable shift within the eighteenth and 19th centuries from conceiving of chaos as disruptive to celebrating its releasing and energizing capability. Discussions of Sophocles, Plato, Lucretius, Calderon, Milton, Haydn, Blake, Faraday, Chekhov, Faulkner, Wells, and Beckett, between others, are matched with incisive readings of paintings by means of Brueghel, Rubens, Goya, Turner, Dix, Dada, and the futurists. Meisel addresses the revolution in mapping strength and entropy and the manifold impact of thermodynamics. He then makes use of this chaotic body to intricate on goal, mortality, that means, and mind.

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Download E-books Nouveaux Prétextes PDF

By André Gide

Publié pour los angeles première fois en 1911 dans los angeles continuité de Prétextes, ce quantity contient :

DEUX CONFÉRENCES : L’Évolution du théâtre ; De l’importance du public — CHRONIQUES DE L’ERMITAGE : I. Lettre à M. Édouard Ducoté ; II. Seconde visite de l’interviewer ; III. — PRÉTEXTES : Nationalisme et littérature. (À propos d’une enquête de los angeles Phalange) ; Nationalisme et littérature (second article) ; l. a. licence, los angeles dépravation et les déclarations de M. le sénateur Bérenger ; Mœurs littéraires (Autour du tombeau de Catulle Mendès) ; L’Amateur de M. Remy de Gourmont ; En marge du Fénelon de Jules Lemaître ; Baudelaire et M. Faguet — magazine SANS DATE : I. ; II. ; III. ; IV. l. a. mort de Charles-Louis Philippe ; V. los angeles Jeanne d’Arc de Charles Péguy ; VI. En Espagne ; VII. ; VIII. ; IX. Voyage au Val d’Andorre ; X. — NOTICES : Jules Romains : los angeles Vie Unanime ; Poèmes par un riche beginner ; André Rouveyre : Le Gynécée ; Francis de Miomandre : Écrit sur de l’eau ; Francis Jammes : Rayons de Miel ; Henri de Régnier : Couleur du Temps ; Jean Giraudoux : Provinciales ; Léon Blum : Nouvelles Conversations de Gœthe avec Eckermann ; Georges Grappe : Dans le jardin de Sainte-Beuve ; Louis Dumur : Les Trois Demoiselles du Père Maire ; Les représentations russes au Châtelet — APPENDICE : I. Lettre de Jules Renard ; II. Réponse à los angeles lettre de Jules Renard.

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Download E-books Italo Calvino (Modern Critical Views) PDF

By Harold Bloom, Michael Wood, Seamus Heaney, Gore Vidal, Teresa De Lauretis, Angela M. Jeannet, Olga Ragusa, John Dolis

A set of serious essays on Italo Calvino's paintings. worthy it for the 2 essays on Calvino's Invisible Cities--in my brain, the simplest selection of parables post-Kafka.

Editor’s observe

Harold Bloom

Fabulous Calvino
Gore Vidal

Italo Calvino’s Invisible urban
Angela M. Jeannet

Semiotic versions, Invisible towns
Teresa de Lauretis

The Repeated Conquest of Contemporaneity
Olga Ragusa

Calvino engage': analyzing as Resistance
in If On a Winter's evening a Traveler
Linda C. Badley

The Sensual thinker: Mr Palomar
Seamus Heaney

Calvino’s Cosmicomics: unique Si(g)n
John Dolis

Hidden within the Distance: interpreting Calvino examining
Michael Wood

Chronology 111
Contributors a hundred and fifteen
Bibliography 117
Acknowledgments 121
Index 123

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Download E-books Parisian Intersections: Baudelaire's Legacy to Composers (Romanticism and after in France / Le Romantisme et après en France) PDF

The interval from the 1850s to the Eighteen Nineties in Paris marked a key turning aspect for poets and composers, as they grappled with the hot ways that poetry and track may well intersect. lower than the actual stipulations of the time and position, either paintings varieties underwent major advancements which challenged the prestige of every shape. In either inventive and important paintings from this period, poets and composers provided tantalising yet complicated insights into ‘musical’ poetry and ‘poetic’ music.
The important factor tested during this e-book is that of what occurs to poetry whilst it encounters track, specially as tune. the writer areas Baudelaire’s recognized sonnet ‘La Mort des amants’ on the center of the research, tracing its transposition into track through a succession of either novice composers, studying works by means of Villiers de l’Isle-Adam, Serpette, Rollinat, Debussy and Charpentier, in addition to a unprecedented parodic music model via Valade and Verlaine.
A spouse web site deals recordings of every of the songs analysed during this e-book.

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Download E-books My Poets PDF

By Maureen N. McLane

A thrillingly unique exploration of a lifestyles lived lower than poetry's uniquely seductive spell

"Oh! there are spirits of the air," wrote Percy Bysshe Shelley. during this stunningly unique publication, Maureen N. McLane channels the spirits and voices that make up the track in a single poet's brain. Weaving feedback and memoir, My Poets explores a lifestyles analyzing and a existence learn. McLane invokes now not unavoidably the easiest poets, nor an important poets (whoever those may be), yet these writers who, in owning her, made her. "I am marking the following what such a lot marked me," she writes. starting from Chaucer to H.D. to William Carlos Williams to Louise Glück to Shelley (among others), McLane tracks the "growth of a poet's mind," as Wordsworth positioned it in The Prelude. In poetical prose either probing and incantatory, McLane has written an intensive booklet of experimental feedback. Susan Sontag referred to as for an "erotics of interpretation": this is often it. half Bildung, half dithyramb, half exegesis, My Poets extends an implicit invitation to you, pricey reader, to think about who your "my poets," or "my novelists," or "my filmmakers," or "my pop stars," may well be.

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