The Literature Book

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 0241270820

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

View: 7269

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 Literary Book of Economics

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

Author: Michael Watts

Publisher: Intercollegiate Studies Institute


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 348

View: 8925

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 Literature Book

Author: Sam Atkinson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780241015469

Category: Literature

Page: 352

View: 3324

Packed with witty illustrations and clear graphics making it the perfect primer to world literature, from ancient epics, such as the Iliad and Mahabharata to contemporary works by Salman Rushdie and Margaret Atwood.

The Literary Book of Answers

Author: Carol Bolt

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316449954

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 704

View: 3339

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.

Das Psychologie-Buch

Author: Catherine Collin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783831022090


Page: 352

View: 7098

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

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: 8700

"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

Acts of Literature

Author: Jacques Derrida

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135965242

Category: Philosophy

Page: 472

View: 4966

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

Law and Literature

Possibilities and Perspectives

Author: Ian Ward

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521474740

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

View: 8175

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

Uses of Literature

Author: Rita Felski

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444359630

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 160

View: 1389

Uses of Literature bridges the gap between literary theory and common-sense beliefs about why we read literature. Explores the diverse motives and mysteries of why we read Offers four different ways of thinking about why we read literature - for recognition, enchantment, knowledge, and shock Argues for a new “phenomenology” in literary studies that incorporates the historical and social dimensions of reading Includes examples of literature from a wide range of national literary traditions

Globalization and Literature

Author: Suman Gupta

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0745658199

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 200

View: 5087

This book presents a state-of-the-art overview of the relationship between globalization studies and literature and literary studies, and the bearing that they have on each other. It engages with the manner in which globalization is thematized in literary works, examines the relationship between globalization theory and literary theory, and discusses the impact of globalization processes on the production and reception of literary texts. Suman Gupta argues that, while literature has registered globalization processes in relevant ways, there has been a missed articulation between globalization studies and literary studies. Examples are given of some of the ways in which this slippage is now being addressed and may be taken forward, taking up such themes as the manner in which anti-globalization protests and world cities have figured in literary works; the ways in which theories of postmodernism and postcolonialism, familiar in literary studies, have diverged from and converged with globalization studies; and how industries to do with the circulation of literature are becoming globalized. This book is intended for university-level students and teachers, researchers, and other informed readers with an interest in the above issues, and serves as both a survey of the field and an intervention within it.

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: 6276

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.

Philosophy of Literature

An Introduction

Author: Christopher New

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134825196

Category: Philosophy

Page: 160

View: 367

Literature, like the visual arts, poses its own philosophical problems. While literary theorists have discussed the nature of literature intensively, analytic philosophers have usually dealt with literary problems either within the general framework of aesthetics or else in a way that is accessible only to a philosophical audience. The present book is unique in that it introduces the philosophy of literature from an analytic perspective accessible to both students of literature and students of philosophy. Specifically, the book addresses: the definition of literature, the distinction between oral and written literature and the identity of literary works the nature of fiction and our emotional involvement with fictional characters the concept of imagination and its role in the apprehension of literary works theories of metaphor and postmodernist theory on the significance of the authors' intentions to the interpretationof their work an examination of the relevance of thruth and morality to literary appreciation Lucid and well organised and free from jargon, hilosophy of Literature: An Introduction offers fresh approaches to traditional problems and raises new issues in the philosophy of literature.

The Passage of Literature

Genealogies of Modernism in Conrad, Rhys, and Pramoedya

Author: Christopher GoGwilt

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 0199751625

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

View: 607

Through a set of comparative studies of the fiction of Joseph Conrad, Jean Rhys, and Pramoedya Ananta Toer, The Passage of Literature explains the interrelation between English, Creole, and Indonesian formations of literary modernism, arguing that each passage of literature is the site of contest between competing genealogies of culture.

The Oxford Handbook of the Literature of the U.S. South

Author: Barbara Ladd

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199767475

Category: American literature

Page: 584

View: 9349

The Oxford Handbook of the Literature of the U.S. South brings together contemporary views of the literature of the region in a series of chapters employing critical tools not traditionally used in approaching Southern literature. It assumes ideas of the South--global, multicultural, plural: more Souths than South--that would not have been embraced two or three decades ago, and it similarly expands the idea of literature itself. Representative of the current range of activity in the field of Southern literary studies, it challenges earlier views of antebellum Southern literature, as well as, in its discussions of twentieth-century writing, questions the assumption that the Southern Renaissance of the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s was the supreme epoch of Southern expression, that writing to which all that had come before had led and by which all that came afterward was judged. As well as canonical Southern writers, it examines Native American literature, Latina/o literature, Asian American as well as African American literatures, Caribbean studies, sexuality studies, the relationship of literature to film, and a number of other topics which are relatively new to the field.

Adorno and Literature

Author: David Cunningham,Nigel Mapp

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1847141838

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

View: 7924

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.

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: 1134

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.