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Blake, Myth, and Enlightenment: The Politics of Apotheosis by David Fallon

By David Fallon

This ebook presents compelling new readings of William Blake’s poetry and artwork, together with the 1st sustained account of his visionary work of Pitt and Nelson. It makes a speciality of the recurrent motif of apotheosis, either as a determine of political authority to be demystified but in addition as a picture of utopian probability. It reevaluates Blake’s dating to Enlightenment notion, delusion, faith, and politics, from The French Revolution to Jerusalem and The Laocoön. The booklet combines cautious consciousness to cultural and old contexts with shut readings of the texts and designs, supplying an cutting edge account of Blake’s artistic differences of Enlightenment, classical, and Christian thought.

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The Cambridge Companion to E. M. Forster (Cambridge by David Bradshaw

By David Bradshaw

This new selection of essays, every one by way of a well-known specialist, either brings Forster reviews modern and offers vigorous and cutting edge readings of each element of his wide-ranging profession. It comprises large chapters devoted to his significant novels, Howards finish and A Passage to India, and additional chapters specialize in A Room With a View and Maurice. Forster's connections with the values of Bloomsbury and the trap of Greece and Italy in his paintings are assessed, as is his vexed courting with Modernism. different essays examine his position as a literary critic, the prestige of his paintings in the genres of the radical and the fast tale, his remedy of sexuality and his angle to and illustration of ladies. this is often the main complete learn of Forster's paintings to be released for a few years, delivering a useful resource of touch upon and perception into his writings.

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Postcolonial Nostalgias: Writing, Representation and Memory by Dennis Walder

By Dennis Walder

This book offers an unique and expert critique of a common, but frequently misunderstood, situation — nostalgia, a pervasive human emotion connecting humans throughout nationwide, historic, and private limitations. Walder analyses the writings of a few of these entangled within the aftermath of empire, tracing the hidden connections underlying their yearnings for a standard identification and a place of birth, and their struggles to get better their histories. via a chain of comparative reflections upon the illustration in literary and comparable cultural kinds of reminiscence, he exhibits how admitting the prior into the current via nostalgia permits former colonial or diasporic matters to realize a deeper knowing of the networks of energy during which they're stuck within the sleek international, and past which it could possibly but be attainable to maneuver. contemplating authors as different as V.S Naipaul, J.G. Ballard, Doris Lessing, W.G. Sebald, and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, in addition to models of "Bushman" music, Walder pursues the usually wayward, ambiguous paths of nostalgia because it has been represented past, but in addition inside of, Europe, with a purpose to determine a few of these tactics of communal and person adventure that represent the current and, through implication, the long run.

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John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester: The Poems and Lucina's Rape by Keith Walker, Nicholas Fisher

By Keith Walker, Nicholas Fisher

Construction at the power of Keith Walker’s acclaimed The Poems of John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester (1984), best student Nicholas Fisher provides a completely revised and up-to-date variation of the paintings of 1 the best recovery wits.Includes the textual content of Lucina’s Rape, Rochester’s model of Fletcher’s revenge tragedy Valentinian,  in a textual content that quite simply identifies Rochester’s revisionsPresents the poems in models that have been present in the course of Rochester’s lifetime, permitting the reader to event the poems as Rochester’s contemporaries didIncorporates insights and discoveries revamped the final twenty-five years and texts of manuscripts that in the past have been unavailable for research

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The Cambridge Companion to Wilkie Collins (Cambridge by Jenny Bourne Taylor

By Jenny Bourne Taylor

Wilkie Collins was once probably the most well known writers of the 19th century. he's top identified for the girl in White, which inaugurated the feeling novel within the 1860s, and The Moonstone, one of many first detective novels; yet he wrote over 20 novels, performs and brief tales in the course of a occupation that spanned 4 a long time. This better half deals a desirable review of Collins's writing. In quite a lot of essays by way of major students, it strains the advance of his occupation, his place as a author and his complicated relation to modern cultural activities and debates. Collins's exploration of the tensions which lay underneath Victorian society is analysed via quite a few serious techniques. A chronology and advisor to additional analyzing are supplied, making this booklet an necessary consultant for all these drawn to Wilkie Collins and his paintings.

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Graceful Reading: Theology and Narrative in the Works of by Michael Davies

By Michael Davies

Swish studying is a examine of the writings of the 17th-century preacher John Bunyan, writer of The Pilgrim's growth. The e-book reassesses the connection among Bunyan's theology and his narrative kind, redefining them either in response to a extra particular realizing of 17th-century "Calvinism", and a extra "postmodernist" realizing of narrative.

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Beckett at 100: Revolving It All by Linda Ben-Zvi, Angela Moorjani

By Linda Ben-Zvi, Angela Moorjani

The 12 months 2006 marked the centenary of the beginning of Nobel-Prize profitable playwright and novelist Samuel Beckett. To commemorate the party, this assortment brings jointly twenty-three major foreign Beckett students from ten international locations, who tackle the centenary problem of "revolving it all": that's, going "back to Beckett"-the identify of an prior learn through critic Ruby Cohn, to whom the booklet is dedicated-in order to reconsider conventional readings and theories; offer new contexts and institutions; and think again his effect at the sleek mind's eye and legacy to destiny generations. those unique essays, such a lot first offered via the Samuel Beckett operating crew on the Dublin centenary get together, are divided into 3 sections: (1) pondering via Beckett, (2) transferring views, and (3) Echoing Beckett. As time and again in his canon, pictures precede phrases. The booklet opens with stills from motion pictures of experimental filmmaker Peter Gidal and unpublished excerpts from Beckett's 1936-37 German shuttle Diaries, awarded by way of Beckett biographer James Knowlson, with permission from the Beckett property. well known director and theatre theoretician Herbert Blau follows along with his own Beckett "thinking through." Others partially I discover Beckett and philosophy (Abbott), the affects of Bergson (Gontarski) and Leibniz (Mori), Beckett and autobiography (Locatelli), and Agamben on post-Holocaust testimony (Jones). Essays partially II recontextualize Beckett's works with regards to iconography (Moorjani), movie theoretician Rudolf Arnheim (Engelberts), Marshall McLuhan (Ben-Zvi), exilic writing (McMullan), Pierre Bourdieu's literary box (Siess), romanticism (Brater), social theorists Adorno and Horkheimer (Degani-Raz), and function matters (Rodr?guez-Gago). half III relates Beckett's writing to that of Yeats (Okamuro), Paul Auster (Campbell), Caryl Churchill (Diamond), William Saroyan (Bryden), Minoru Betsuyaku and Harold Pinter (Tanaka) and Morton Feldman and Jasper Johns (Laws). eventually, Beckett himself turns into a personality in different playwrights' works (Zeifman). Taken jointly those essays make a transparent case for the demanding situations and rewards of considering via Beckett in his moment century.

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