Download E-books The Mystery of Lewis Carroll: Discovering the Whimsical, Thoughtful, and Sometimes Lonely Man Who Created "Alice in Wonderland" PDF

By Jenny Woolf

In The secret of Lewis Carroll, Jenny Woolf brings to existence the intense, secretive, and self-contradictory writer of Alice in Wonderland, Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, a.k.a. Lewis Carroll. Reveling in double meanings and puzzles, in his fiction and his lifestyles, Carroll always―at least in part―seemed hidden, unknowable. Woolf makes use of rarely-seen and lately stumbled on assets like Carroll's deepest checking account files, letters from the relations of the "real" Alice Liddell and unpublished correspondence with Carroll's personal kin. In shining new mild upon Carroll, Woolf units this perennially interesting guy firmly within the context of the English Victorian age and tackles the various questions that experience endured during the years.
- was once it Alice or her older sister that brought on a coolness among Carroll and the Liddell family?
- How actual is the gossip either approximately approximately pedophilia and sure grownup ladies that turned hooked up to him?
- What may be the "romantic mystery" which many imagine ruined Carroll's own life?
- Who brought on Carroll significant monetary difficulty, and why have this person's identification and activities remained unknown until now?
Woolf discards the myths and we could us see Carroll as he really used to be: a super made of the Victorian Age, and a genius whose well-known tales proceed to fascinate readers nearly one hundred fifty years after their preliminary publication.

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Download E-books Karl Philipp Moritz: Signaturen Des Denkens. (Amsterdamer Beitrage Zur Neueren Germanistik) PDF

By Anthony Krupp

Die Beiträge dieses Bandes zum vielfältigen Werk von Karl Philipp Moritz bringen neue Lesarten der für die 'Sattelzeit' um 1800 wichtigen Texte, vor allem seinen ästhetischen Schriften und dem psychologischen Roman Anton Reiser. Zudem bringt der Band Studien zu Moritz' Sprachschriften, zum ersten Mal zu seinen insgesamt vier Büchern für Kinder, auch zu seinen Reiseberichten, den Andreas Hartknopf-Romanen und der Götterlehre. Der Einzelgänger Moritz bietet einen sehr eigenen Blick auf die geistesgeschichtlichen Probleme der Übergangszeit von Spätaufklärung zur Frühromantik. This choice of 18 articles, in English and in German, at the varied oeuvre of Karl Philipp Moritz offers new interpretations of texts well known as major to German letters round 1800 (Moritz's aesthetic writings and Anton Reiser). His writings on language obtain welcome scrutiny, and individuals holiday flooring on Moritz's specific classicism, his travelogues, and his use of the sermon. moreover, this is often the 1st assortment to check all 4 of Moritz's books for kids. Readers attracted to the transitional interval of overdue Enlightenment and early Romanticism may still take advantage of the examine of this solitary walker and the signatures of his proposal.

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Download E-books Bodies and Voices: The Force- Field of Representation and Discourse in Colonial and Postcolonial Studies (Cross/Cultures) PDF

A wide-ranging number of essays focused on readings of the physique in modern literary and socio-anthropological discourse, from slavery and rape to woman genital mutilation, from garments, ocular pornography, voice, deformation and transmutation to the imprisoned, dismembered, remembered, kidnapped or ghostly physique, in Africa, Australasia and the Pacific, Canada, the Caribbean, nice Britain and ireland

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Download E-books Still Songs: Music In and Around the Poetry of Paul Celan PDF

By Axel Englund

What does it suggest for poetry and tune to show to one another, within the shadow of the Holocaust, as a method of aesthetic self-reflection? How can their mutual mirroring, of such paramount significance to German Romanticism, be reconfigured to continue its validity after the second one international conflict? those are the center questions of Axel Englund's publication, that is the 1st to handle the subject of Paul Celan and track. Celan, a Jewish Holocaust survivor who has lengthy been famous as the most very important poets of the German language, many times evoked song and music in his oeuvre, from the juvenilia to the posthumous collections. Conversely, few post-war writers have encouraged as huge a physique of latest song, together with works by way of Harrison Birtwistle, Gyorgy Kurtag, Wolfgang Rihm, Peter Ruzicka etc. via wealthy shut readings of poems and musical compositions, Englund's booklet engages the creative media in a severe discussion concerning the stipulations in their life. In so doing, it unearths their intersection as a domain of profound clash, the place the very hazard of musical and poetic that means is at stake, and confrontations of aesthetic transcendentality and old remembrance are performed out within the wake of twentieth-century trauma.

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Download E-books Death-Drive: Freudian Hauntings in Literature and Art (The Frontiers of Theory) PDF

By Robert Rowland Smith

Robert Rowland Smith takes Freud's paintings at the death-drive and compares it with different philosophies of death--Pascal, Heidegger and Derrida particularly. He additionally applies it in a brand new option to literature and artwork - to Shakespeare, Rothko and Katharina Fritsch, between others. He asks no matter if artistic endeavors are useless or alive, if inventive creativity isn't really truly a kind of destruction, and even if our skill to be seduced via effective phrases capability we do not positioned our selves liable to death.In doing so, he proposes a brand new idea of aesthetics within which works of art and literary texts have a death-drive in their personal, no longer least via their defining skill to show clear of all that's genuine, and the place the results of the death-drive suggest that we're always residing in imaginary, rhetorical or 'artistic' worlds. The ebook additionally presents a important creation to the wealthy culture of labor at the death-drive when you consider that Freud.

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Download E-books From the Old Country: Stories and Sketches of China and Taiwan (Modern Chinese Literature From Taiwan) PDF

By Lihe Zhong

Though he lived so much of his existence in rural South Taiwan, Zhong Lihe spent a number of years in Manchuria and Peking, relocating between an eclectic mixture of ethnicities, social periods, and cultures. His fictional snap shots spread on eastern battlefields and in Peking slums, in addition to within the distant, impoverished hill-country villages and farms of his local Hakka districts. His scenic descriptions are deft and atmospheric, and his mental explorations are acute. the 1st anthology to offer his paintings in English, this quantity good points novellas, ten brief tales, and 4 brief prose works.

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Download E-books Flower of the Desert: Giacomo Leopardi's Poetic Ontology (SUNY series in Contemporary Italian Philosophy) PDF

A profound meditation on Leopardi’s artwork and idea in addition to a reframing and reassertion of Negri’s personal philosophical and political undertaking of liberation.

Antonio Negri, one in every of Italy’s such a lot influential and debatable modern philosophers, bargains during this ebook a thorough new interpretation of the nineteenth-century Italian poet Giacomo Leopardi. For Negri, Leopardi isn't the sour, idealistic individualist of traditional literary historical past, yet relatively a profoundly materialist philosopher who sees human team spirit because the purely attainable option to the catastrophes of historical past and politics. Negri strains Leopardi’s resistance to the transcendental idealism of Kant and Hegel, with its emphasis on reason’s energy to solve actual antagonisms into summary syntheses, and his slow improvement of a worldly poetic materialism all in favour of the positive strength of the mind's eye and its “true illusions.” Like Nietzsche (who favorite him), Leopardi offers an alternate to modernity inside of modernity, expressing a strength of rupture and recomposition—a uniquely Italian one—that is as appropriate now because it was once within the 19th century, and which connects to the speculation of Empire because the political structure of the current that Negri has elaborated in collaboration with Michael Hardt.

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Download E-books The Enclosure of an Open Mystery: Sacrament and Incarnation in the Writings of Gerard Manley Hopkins, David Jones and Les Murray (Modern Poetry, Volume 7) PDF

By Stephen McInerney

The similarities and modifications among poetry and worship have intrigued writers given that a minimum of the 19th century, while John Keble declared that poetic symbols may well nearly partake of the character of sacraments. on account that then poets, philosophers and literary critics alike have evoked the phrases ‘sacrament’ and ‘incarnation’ to make claims approximately artwork and poetry. Extending and demanding this severe culture, this publication explores the impact of sacramental trust at the works of 3 Roman Catholic poets: the nineteenth-century Jesuit priest Gerard Manley Hopkins, the Anglo-Welsh artist David Jones and the Australian poet Les Murray. the writer explores the concept that the incarnation and the sacraments embrace either God’s immanence and God’s transcendence and argues that Hopkins, Jones and Murray all endeavour to surround the ‘open mystery’ of the Divine whereas spotting that it can't be imprisoned. the amount units their writings in dialog with each one other’s, in addition to with literary, philosophical and theological discourse. the result's a learn that exhibits the wonders, the mysteries and the problems of the sacramental worldview and its imperative position within the writings of those 3 significant Catholic poets.

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Download E-books "Mind you, they'll say anything": Fay Weldon and the cultural history of feminism, 1967--2002 PDF

By Mara Elise Reisman

This dissertation is the background of the serious reception of the novels of British writer Fay Weldon. as a result of her consciousness to modern tradition, Weldon's fiction deals a necessary lens wherein to envision the social, historic, political, and literary weather of england and the USA from 1967-present. Combining Weldon's own heritage, fiction, and nonfiction with ancient, sociological, and literary files, I construct a cultural framework during which to appreciate Weldon's fiction and to teach how the bigger literary public---readers, reviewers, and publishers---received a feminist author. within the Sixties and Nineteen Seventies because the women's circulate was once rising, feminists sought after equivalent rights and equivalent possibilities. Weldon's early novels have been heavily aligned with a feminist ideology that involved in women's voice and women's equality. Her consciousness to family lifestyles challenged the normally grand material of the unconventional and her research of women's discontent brought on critics and publishers to put Weldon as a feminist author and her texts as feminist fiction. while the definition of feminism shifted within the overdue Seventies and early Nineteen Eighties and Weldon's books didn't depict a separatist feminist schedule, Weldon's allegiance to feminism used to be puzzled. Weldon's complicated portrayal of Ruth in existence and Loves of a She-Devil emphasizes Weldon's refusal to take any ideology, together with feminism, too heavily. Ruth is a intentionally provocative portrayal of a girl who, at the one hand, rejects the suburban dream and turns into self-reliant, and at the different, undergoes large cosmetic surgery with a purpose to glance precisely like her husband's mistress, the gorgeous and petite romance author Mary Fisher. via offering ethical concerns yet by no means delivering a transparent ethical framework, Weldon denies her readers effortless solutions. whereas reviewers discovered this slipperiness to be complicated, within the Nineteen Nineties, students embraced Weldon's contradictory, inconsistent, regularly moving philosophical positions, labeling Weldon a feminist postmodernist author and revaluing her fiction for a scholarly viewers. those shifts in severe reception show the foremost alterations feminism has passed through over the last 35 years in addition to the ways that Weldon's fiction either enacts and complicates a background of feminism.

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