The Literature Book

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 0241270820

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

View: 4958

From Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby to Shelley's Frankenstein, The Literature Book documents the greatest literature ever written. Featuring over 100 best-selling books, plays and poetry from all over the world, including Latin American and African fiction, The Literature Book encompasses celebrated masterpieces from the most renowned authors to have ever lived. Stunning images and inspirational quotes jump out from the pages, as detailed plot summaries and helpful context bring the timeless works of literature to life. The book also offers a deeper look into the famed fiction of Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde and more, as in-depth literary criticism and interesting authorial biographies give each work of literature a new meaning. In The Literature Book, the world's most iconic literature and greatest writers come together for a fascinating journey through time that is a must-have for any literature student or fan of fiction.

The Literature Book

Author: DK Publishing

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9781465429889

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

View: 6276

Examines "the greatest works of world literature, from the Iliad to Don Quixote to The Great Gatsby. Around 100 ... articles explore landmark novels, short stories, plays, and poetry that reinvented the art of writing in their time, whether Ancient Greece, post-classical Europe, or modern-day Korea"--Amazon.com.

Das Psychologie-Buch

Author: Catherine Collin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783831022090

Category:

Page: 352

View: 2505

Der Band bietet eine leicht zugängliche, umfassende vielseitige Einführung in die Geschichte der Psychologie und ihre wichtigsten Vertreter.

The Literary Book of Economics

Including Readings from Literature and Drama on Economic Concepts, Issues, and Themes

Author: Michael Watts

Publisher: Intercollegiate Studies Institute

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 348

View: 9120

Presents an innovative approach to economic education and literacy. Building on empirical research showing that economic principles are best learned when integrated into other fields, the author uses seventy-eight selections from classic and contemporary fiction, drama, poetry, and prose to give flesh to more than twenty major economic concepts, issues, and themes.

The Manufacturers of Literature

Writing and the Literary Marketplace in Eighteenth-century England

Author: George Justice

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 9780874137507

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 281

View: 6553

"The Manufacturers of Literature: Writing and the Literary Marketplace in Eighteenth-Century England explores transformations in literature over the course of the eighteenth century, focusing on detailed case studies of important writers and publishers, including Joseph Addison and Richard Steele, Alexander Pope, Samuel Johnson, the bookseller Robert Dodsley, and Frances Burney." "The book combines an examination of the network of material conditions of authorship and publishing during the century with literary readings in order to explore the mutually constitutive nature of literature, the material forces that influence its production, and the social world of readers."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Adorno and Literature

Author: David Cunningham,Nigel Mapp

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1847141838

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

View: 9116

Despite the recent upsurge of interest in Theodor Adorno's work, his literary writings are generally under-represented. However, literature is a central element in his aesthetic theory. Bringing together original essays from a distinguished international group of contributors, this book offers a wide ranging account of the literary components of Adorno's thinking. It is divided into three sections, dealing with the concept of literature, with poetry, and with modernity and the novel respectively. At the same time, the book provides a clear sense of the unique qualities of Adorno's philosophy of literature by critically relating his work to a number of other influential theorists and theories including contemporary postmodernist theory and cultural studies.

50 Schlüsselideen Literatur

Author: John Sutherland

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3827429005

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

View: 8076

50 Schlüsselideen Literatur ist eine grundlegende Einführung in alle wichtigen Formen, Begriffe, Themen und Strömungen der Literatur. Der erfolgreiche Autor und Literaturkritiker John Sutherland stellt Literaturkonzepte und -theorien auf frische und zugleich anspruchsvolle Weise vor – von scheinbar vertrautem Terrain bis hin zu unbekannten Gefilden. Randvoll mit klugen Einblicken und Zitaten aus klassischen wie aus populären Werken, zieht dieses Buch alle in seinen Bann, die jemals fragend vor dem Fachjargon der Literaturkritik standen und die das Lesen und Schreiben auf eine tiefere und bewusstere Weise genießen möchten.

Acts of Literature

Author: Jacques Derrida

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135965242

Category: Philosophy

Page: 472

View: 3095

First published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Politics of Literature

Author: Jacques Ranciere

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745645305

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 215

View: 7892

The politics of literature is not the same as the politics of writers and their commitments, nor does it concern the way writers represent social structures or political struggles. The expression ′politics of literature′ assumes that there is a specific connection between politics as a form of collective practice and literature as a historically determined regime of the art of writing. It implies that literature intervenes in the parceling out of space and time, place and identity, speech and noise, the visible and the invisible, that is the arena of the political. This book seeks to show how the literary revolution shatters the perceptible order that underpinned traditional hierarchies, but also why literary equality foils any bid to place literature in the service of politics or in its place. It tests its hypotheses on certain writers: Flaubert, Tolstoy, Hugo, Mallarmé, Brecht and Borges, to name a few. It also shows the consequences of this for psychoanalytical intepretation, historical narration and philosophical conceptualization.

Law and Literature

Possibilities and Perspectives

Author: Ian Ward

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521474740

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

View: 2956

The interdisciplinary theory of law and literature, and its application to the literary text.

The Literature of Emigration and Exile

Author: James Whitlark,Wendell M. Aycock

Publisher: Texas Tech University Press

ISBN: 9780896722637

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 186

View: 2606

The Literature of Emigration and Exile is a collection of works from various writers that explore the literature of emigration and exile. These writers examine poetic, fictional, and biographical voices from settings such as Turkey, renaissance Italy, modern Spain, Central and South America, Eastern Europe, China, Canada, and elsewhere.

Law and Literature

Text and Theory

Author: Lenora Ledwon

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780815314721

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 501

View: 8438

Twenty-nine collected essays represent a critical history of Shakespeare's play as text and as theater, beginning with Samuel Johnson in 1765, and ending with a review of the Royal Shakespeare Company production in 1991. The criticism centers on three aspects of the play: the love/friendship debate.

The Literary Book of Answers

Author: Carol Bolt

Publisher: Hachette Books

ISBN: 0316449954

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 704

View: 562

An updated, repackaged edition of the bestselling divination tool and party favorite - ask a yes or no question, open the book, and discover your answer in the form of quotations from the world's most compelling books. Are you certain of your future? Your job? Relationships? Money? If the answer is "no," then this follow-up to the bestselling The Book of Answers will help you find the solutions from famous works of literature--and what a wealth of advice it provides... If you're curious about whether you'll get that promotion or land that account, whether you should buy a new car or tell your mother-in-law what you really think of her cooking, you can expect superb guidance from the likes of William Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Henry James, and Charles Dickens. Featuring such pearls of wisdom as "To thine own self be true," "Keep up appearances whatever you do," and "Tread lightly," this entertaining and provocative book will provide hours of fun and fortune-telling, while helping readers brush up on their literary knowledge. The perfect gift for questioners of all types and stripes, The Literary Book of Answers is for anyone who's got a burning question.

The Meaning of Literature

Author: Timothy J. Reiss

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801499470

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 395

View: 5690

Winner of the sixth annual Morris Forkosch Prize, given by the Journal of the History of Ideas, for the best book published in intellectual history in 1992. In this searching and wide-ranging book, Timothy J. Reiss seeks to explain how the concept of literature that we accept today first took shape between the mid-sixteenth century and the early seventeenth, a time of cultural transformation. Drawing on literary, political, and philosophical texts from Central and Western Europe, Reiss maintains that by the early eighteenth century divergent views concerning gender, politics, science, taste, and the role of the writer had consolidated, and literature came to be regarded as an embodiment of universal values.

The Uses of Literature

Life in the Socialist Chinese Literary System

Author: Perry Link

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691001982

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 387

View: 4852

Why do people in socialist China read and write literary works? Earlier studies in Western Sinology have approached Chinese texts from the socialist era as portraits of society, as keys to the tug-of-war of dissent, or, more recently, as pursuit of "pure art." The Uses of Literature looks broadly and empirically at these and many other "uses" of literature from the points of view of authors, editors, political authorities, and several kinds of readers. Perry Link, author of Evening Chats in Beijing, considers texts ranging from elite "misty" poetry to underground hand-copied volumes (shouchauben) and shows in concrete detail how people who were involved with literature sought to teach, learn, enjoy, explore, debate, lead, control, and resist. Using the late 1970s and early 1980s as an entree to the workings of China's "socialist literary system," the author shows how that system held sway from 1950 until around 1990, when an encroaching market economy gradually but fundamentally changed it. In addition to providing a definitive overview of how the socialist Chinese literary system worked, Link offers comparisons to the similar system in the Soviet Union. In the final chapter, the book seeks to explain how the word "good" was used and understood when applied to literary works in such systems. Combining aspects of cultural and literary studies, The Uses of Literature will reward anyone interested in the literature of modern China or how creativity is affected by a "socialist literary system."

The Literature of Ancient Sumer

Author: Jeremy A. Black,Graham Cunningham,Eleanor Robson

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199296330

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 372

View: 5315

This anthology of Sumerian literature constitutes the most comprehensive collection ever published, and includes examples of most of the different types of composition written in the language, from narrative myths and lyrical hymns to proverbs and love poetry. The translations have benefited both from the work of many scholars and from our ever-increasing understanding of Sumerian. In addition to reflecting the advances made by modern scholarship, the translations are written in clear, accessible English. An extensive introduction discusses the literary qualities of the works, the people who created and copied them in ancient Iraq, and how the study of Sumerian literature has evolved over the last 150 years.

Photography and Literature in the Twentieth Century

Author: David Cunningham,Andrew Fisher,Sas Mays

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Press

ISBN: 1904303463

Category: Art

Page: 207

View: 6032

Photography and Literature in the Twentieth-Century offers an accessible and fresh approach to an object of interdisciplinary research that is currently receiving increased international attention. Providing a broad historical schema, and examining pivotal moments within it, the collection brings together a range of writers and practitioners who help to guide the reader through a historical cross-section of current work in this area. Unlike most existing studies, this volume considers both key literary figures, from Proust to Sebald, and photographic practitioners, from Heartfield to Sekula, in order to give a commanding overview of its subject that is both well-informed and often ground-breaking. With original and accessible essays by acknowledged experts in the field, this is a book that should be of interest not only to students and teachers in departments of literature and photography, but also to those in cultural studies and art history, as well as photographic artists.

The Hunger - Die letzte Reise

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Author: Alma Katsu

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641226279

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 6338

Mitte April 1846 bricht die so genannte »Donner Party« – insgesamt fast neunzig Männer, Frauen und Kinder – aus Springfield, Illinois, auf. Ihr Ziel ist Kalifornien. Ein Ort, an dem alles besser ist. An dem schon viele Siedler ihr Glück gefunden haben. Doch schon bald sind die Nerven zum Zerreißen angespannt: der Hunger, das Klima und die Feindseligkeiten innerhalb der Gruppe verwandeln den Wagentreck in ein Pulverfass. Dann kommt ein kleiner Junge unter mysteriösen Umständen zu Tode, und ein Siedler nach dem anderen verschwindet spurlos. Langsam aber sicher wird klar, dass die Donner Party in den Weiten der Prärie nicht alleine ist. Dass »Etwas« sie begleitet. Etwas, das großen Hunger hat ...