All the Abbé's Women: Power and Misogyny in by Bernard J. Bourque

By Bernard J. Bourque

the most remarkable facets of abbé d'Aubignac's fictional output is that the vital concentration of his paintings is girls. D'Aubignac's try and articulate his philosophy concerning the woman intercourse is especially a lot an tricky balancing act. whereas he's basically drawn to girls, putting them on a pedestal in lots of of his writings, the abbé imposes obstacles on their perceived innate features and sometimes embraces the concept of the feminine as a societal scapegoat. all of the Abbé's ladies explores how those rules have been motivated via the socio-political stipulations of d'Aubignac's time, leading to a posh interrelationship among the notions of energy and misogyny within the author's fictional and important works. The examine additionally goals to give a contribution to the scholarship on d'Aubignac, portray a portrait of the abbé that has no longer been the focal point of past books. The paintings will attract scholars of French literature, gender reviews and the cultural historical past of Early smooth France.

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H.C. Bailey’s Reggie Fortune and the Golden Age of Detective by Laird R. Blackwell

By Laird R. Blackwell

 H.C. Bailey’s detective Reggie Fortune was once the most well known protagonists of the Golden Age of detective fiction. Fortune seemed in 9 novels but it was once in a sequence of eighty four brief tales that have been released from 1920 to 1940 the place he really shone, combining components of numerous well known archetypes—the eccentric truth seeker, the forensic investigator, the hard-boiled interrogator, the mental profiler, the defender of justice.
This severe research examines the Fortune tales within the context of alternative renowned detective fiction of the period. Bailey’s classics are wonderful via well-clued puzzles, very good sleuthing, bright description and social critique, with Fortune evoking pictures of Don Quixote and the Arthurian Knights in his pursuit of fact and justice in an uncaring world.

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Handbook of the American Novel of the Nineteenth Century by Christine Gerhardt

By Christine Gerhardt

This handbook deals scholars and researchers a compact creation to the nineteenth-century American novel within the mild of present debates, theoretical innovations, and important methodologies. the quantity turns to the 19th century as a formative period in American literary heritage, a time that observed either the increase of the unconventional as a style, and the emergence of an self reliant, convinced American tradition. A wide diversity of concise essays via eu and American students display how a few of America’s such a lot recognized and influential novels replied to and took part within the radical ameliorations that characterised American tradition among the early republic and the age of imperial enlargement. half I includes 7 systematic essays on key ancient and important frameworks—including slavery, transnationalism, environmentalism and print tradition, in addition to sentimentalism, the gothic, realism and naturalism. half II offers 25 essays on person novels, every one combining an creation to correct cultural contexts with a clean shut interpreting and the dialogue of severe views formed by way of literary and cultural thought.

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Counterfeit Capital: Poetic Labor and Revolutionary Irony by Jennifer Bajorek

By Jennifer Bajorek

Counterfeit Capital is a comparative and interdisciplinary examine exploring the unforeseen but crucial courting among irony and capital within the texts of Baudelaire and Marx. It argues for the renewed relevance in their paintings to modern pondering where of aesthetic and cultural event in social and political existence and articulates their poetic and philosophical options with their political statements in new and strong methods. via readings of Baudelaire's poetry and prose and Marx's Capital, this booklet illuminates their ongoing contribution to our realizing of subject matters and themes on the vanguard of up to date theoretical debate, together with the consequences of latest applied sciences at the technique of human motion and transformation and the customers for group and reminiscence lower than capitalism. This e-book additionally revisits Walter Benjamin's interpretations of the thinker and the poet. Rereading Baudelaire and Marx including the unplumbed classes of Benjamin's interpretations, it contributes to a growing to be physique of interdisciplinary scholarship at the political dimensions and results of language and to the present rethinking, in Marxist and post-Marxist concept, of conceptions of political time and agency.

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What Poets Used to Know: Poetics • Mythopoesis • Metaphysics by Charles Upton

By Charles Upton

From the times of the 1st shamans, via Homer, Dante, the conventional ballads, Rumi, Blake, Emily Dickinson and Lew Welch, poetry has been rooted in metaphysics. In What Poets Used to grasp: Poetics, Mythopoesis, Metaphysics, Charles Upton offers poetry either as a suite of contemplative options and as a key to the collected lore hoard of the human race. If The ABC of examining have been written now not by means of Ezra Pound yet through Owen Barfield or René Guénon or Robert Graves, it can have regarded anything like this. What Poets Used to grasp does what it may well to revive poetry to its unique theurgic functionality: the focused expression of human and religious truth.

"Dear Readers: input this e-book slowly, within the of awe, since it is a burning bush of recollection and transmission. Over a long time, the poet Charles Upton has paid blood for an astonishingly sacramental and built-in artistry. His voice is movingly disarmed but fierce. the writer is aware, cherishes and cultivates the linguistic and symbolic worlds of which he speaks. This quantity includes 19 meditative essays and a relocating appendix through Jennifer Doane Upton on sublimity. Poets and musicians, theologians and philosophers, academics and physicians, liturgists, gardeners and fanatics desire each web page of this brilliant send. In a global the place self-knowledge is unusual, fragmentation is the norm, and company and cultural spin abound, the reality resource of What Poets Used to grasp: Poetics; Mythopoesis; Metaphysics faithfully provides a masterpiece. it's a pleasure to suggest it whole-heartedly."—Harpist and singer Therese Schroeder-Sheker, The Chalice of Repose Project

"In What Poets Used to understand, Charles Upton initiates the reader right into a nation lengthy idea lifeless: the metaphysics of poetry. status within the lineage of the nice Sufi poets, of Blake, of folks lyric, and of the Beats, Upton speaks with prophetic voice, a voice of 1 crying within the wasteland. For this poet 'poetry might be numbered one of the ultimate reverberations in the soul of God’s inventive act,' and it truly is to this act that he seeks to rouse our humanity, a humanity progressively more entombed within the crystal coffin of postmodernity. To attentively learn What Poets Used to grasp is to go into an expansive, beneficiant, and ethical mind's eye; to benefit back what it capacity to be absolutely human."—Michael Martin, writer of Meditations in instances of Wonder

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Native Land Talk: Indigenous and Arrivant Rights Theories by Yael Ben-zvi

By Yael Ben-zvi

Histories of rights have too usually marginalized local americans and African americans. Correcting this lacuna, place of birth speak expands our knowing of freedom via interpreting rights theories that indigenous and African-descended people(s) articulated within the eighteenth and 19th centuries. As settlers started to mistrust the entitlements that the English used to justify their rule, the colonized and the enslaved formulated coherent logics of freedom and belonging. through anchoring rights in nativity, they countered settlers’ makes an attempt to dispossess and disenfranchise them. Drawing on a plethora of texts, together with petitions, letters, newspapers, and legit documents, Yael Ben-zvi analyzes nativity’s unsettling potentials and its discursive and geopolitical implications. She exhibits how rights have been developed when it comes to American, African, and English areas, and explains the stumbling blocks to historical unity among local American and African American struggles.

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Nabokov's Canon: From "Onegin" to "Ada" (Studies in Russian by Marijeta Bozovic

By Marijeta Bozovic

Nabokov's translation of Pushkin's Eugene Onegin (1964) and its accompanying Commentary, in addition to Ada, or Ardor (1969), his densely allusive past due English language novel, have seemed approximately inscrutable to many interpreters of his paintings. If no longer outright mess ups, they can be thought of rather unsuccessful curiosities. In Bozovic's insightful learn, those key texts show Nabokov's pursuits to reimagine a canon of 19th- and twentieth-century Western masterpieces with Russian literature as a vital, instead of marginal, pressure. Nabokov's scholarly paintings, translations, and lectures on literature endure resemblance to New severe canon reformations; even if, Nabokov's canon is pointedly translingual and transnational and serves to legitimize his personal literary perform. the recent angles and theoretical framework provided by means of Nabokov's Canon support us to appreciate why Nabokov's provocative monuments stay robust resource texts for a number of generations of various foreign writers, in addition to richly efficient fabric for visible, cinematic, musical, and different inventive adaptations.

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The One Culture (Pergamon unified engineering series) by William H. Davenport,Thomas F. Irvine,James P.

By William H. Davenport,Thomas F. Irvine,James P. Hartnett,William F. Hughes

the single tradition specializes in the kingdom of the yankee tradition within the so-called Age of know-how. This booklet consists of 4 chapters that think of the impact of humanities and social sciences in engineering schooling.
The beginning bankruptcy specializes in the recognized cultures’ statement that artwork and technological know-how don't combine. This bankruptcy offers with the issues of definition, semantics, photograph, and angle during this statement. The succeeding bankruptcy examines the common modern “confrontation” among paintings, literature, and expertise. A bankruptcy describes the connecting hyperlink among the fields of humanities, social sciences, and engineering. the ultimate bankruptcy seems into the chance of order, layout, and solidarity as a counter-argument to a destructive, self-destroying dualism.
This publication will end up worthy to humanists, engineers, social scientists, and scholars who're attracted to human culture.

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Reading Postcolonial Theory: Key texts in context by Bibhash Choudhury

By Bibhash Choudhury

This e-book is a necessary advent to major texts in postcolonial idea. It seems at seminal works within the ‘moments in their making’ and delineates different threads that bind postcolonial stories. each one bankruptcy provides a accomplished dialogue of a massive textual content and contextualises it within the wake of up to date topics and debates. The volume:

  • Studies significant texts by means of superior students — Edward W. Said, Chinua Achebe, Albert Memmi, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Paul Carter, Homi Bhabha, Frantz Fanon, Ashis Nandy, Robert J. C. Young, Ngugi wa Thiongo, and Sara Suleri

  • Shifts concentration from colonial adventure to underlying ideas of severe engagement

  • Uses available, jargon-free language

Focused, attractive and seriously insightful, this ebook should be necessary to scholars and students of literary and cultural experiences, comparative literature, and postcolonial studies.

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