A Little History of Literature

A Little History of Literature
Author: John Sutherland
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013-11-05
ISBN: 0300188366
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Little History of Literature Book Excerpt:

From The Epic of Gilgamesh to Harry Potter, this rollicking romp through the world of literature reveals how writings from all over the world can transport us and help us to make sense of what it means to be human.

The Cambridge History of Latin American Literature

The Cambridge History of Latin American Literature
Author: Roberto Gonzalez Echevarría,Enrique Pupo-Walker
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 706
Release: 1996-09-13
ISBN: 9780521340694
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge History of Latin American Literature Book Excerpt:

"Primary and vital resource for literary specialists, historians, students of all levels, and general readers interested in this period. Leading scholars write about diverse genres (narrative, essay, poetry, theater) and cultural interests and ideas (intellectual life, historiography, Viceregal culture, Mesoamerican indigenous peoples and cultures). Literature articles include analysis and discussion of canonic and previously marginalized authors and treat representative works, genres, and literary and philosophical currents. Extremely useful, well written, and interesting"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.

In Different Times

In Different Times
Author: Albert Grundlingh
Publsiher: AFRICAN SUN MeDIA
Total Pages: 364
Release: 2019-11-18
ISBN: 1928480357
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In Different Times Book Excerpt:

This is the first attempt to bring together diverse scholars, using different lenses, to study South Africa’s Border War. As a book, it is critical in approach, provides deeper reflection, and focuses specifically on the SADF experience of the war. The result is a more complex picture of the war’s dynamics and its legacies. Although South Africa is a vastly different country today, the study of the Border War opens a range of questions, also relevant to contemporary deployments such as in Lesotho (1998) and the Central African Republic (2013). It includes the debate on participation in foreign conflicts; on the deployment, design and preparation of appropriate, modern armed forces and their use as foreign policy instruments in far‑off theatres; on military planning; and, as the historical controversies regarding the battles at Cuito Cuanavale and Bangui illustrate, on the interface between foreign campaigning and domestic politics.

Why Women Read Fiction

Why Women Read Fiction
Author: Helen Taylor
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 299
Release: 2019-12-05
ISBN: 0198827687
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why Women Read Fiction Book Excerpt:

Ian McEwan once said, 'When women stop reading, the novel will be dead.' This book explains how precious fiction is to contemporary women readers, and how they draw on it to tell the stories of their lives. Female readers are key to the future of fiction and--as parents, teachers, and librarians--the glue for a literate society. Women treasure the chance to read alone, but have also gregariously shared reading experiences and memories with mothers, daughters, grandchildren, and female friends. For so many, reading novels and short stories enables them to escape and to spread their wings intellectually and emotionally. This book, written by an experienced teacher, scholar of women's writing, and literature festival director, draws on over 500 interviews with and questionnaires from women readers and writers. It describes how, where, and when women read fiction, and examines why stories and writers influence the way female readers understand and shape their own life stories. Taylor explores why women are the main buyers and readers of fiction, members of book clubs, attendees at literary festivals, and organisers of days out to fictional sites and writers' homes. The book analyses the special appeal and changing readership of the genres of romance, erotica, and crime. It also illuminates the reasons for women's abiding love of two favourite novels, Pride and Prejudice and Jane Eyre. Taylor offers a cornucopia of witty and wise women's voices, of both readers themselves and also writers such as Hilary Mantel, Helen Dunmore, Katie Fforde, and Sarah Dunant. The book helps us understand why--in Jackie Kay's words--'our lives are mapped by books.'

A Short History of a Small Place

A Short History of a Small Place
Author: T. R. Pearson
Publsiher: Penguin Books
Total Pages: 388
Release: 2003-09-30
ISBN: 9780142003626
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Short History of a Small Place Book Excerpt:

Marvelously funny, bittersweet, and beautifully evocative, the original publication of A Short History of a Small Place announced the arrival of one of our great Southern voices. Although T. R. Pearson's Neely, North Carolina, doesn't appear on any map of the state, it has already earned a secure place on the literary landscape of the South. In this introduction to Neely, the young narrator, Louis Benfield, recounts the tragic last days of Miss Myra Angelique Pettigrew, a local spinster and former town belle who, after years of total seclusion, returns flamboyantly to public view-with her pet monkey, Mr. Britches. Here is a teeming human comedy inhabited by some of the most eccentric and endearing characters ever encountered in literature.

The Book Buyer

The Book Buyer
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1142
Release: 1897
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: American literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book Buyer Book Excerpt:

A review and record of current literature.

A Short History of the World

A Short History of the World
Author: H. G. Wells
Publsiher: DigiCat
Total Pages: 415
Release: 2022-05-29
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Short History of the World Book Excerpt:

The Outline of History is a book by the science fiction writer Herbert Wells, who also created some important historical and political works like A Short History of the World. The presented here condensed work is a monumental account of the physical, spiritual, and intellectual evolution of the human race and chronicles key events of humanity's development. Also, Wells brings to light the continuity of history and provokes thoughts on the future implications of our scientific and intellectual progress.

Chivalric Stories as Children s Literature

Chivalric Stories as Children      s Literature
Author: Velma Bourgeois Richmond
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2014-09-18
ISBN: 147661735X
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chivalric Stories as Children s Literature Book Excerpt:

Knights and ladies, giants and dragons, tournaments, battles, quests and crusades are commonplace in stories for children. This book examines how late Victorians and Edwardians retold medieval narratives of chivalry—epics, romances, sagas, legends and ballads. Stories of Beowulf, Arthur, Gawain, St. George, Roland, Robin Hood and many more thrilled and instructed children, and encouraged adult reading. Lavish volumes and schoolbooks of the era featured illustrated texts, many by major artists. Children’s books, an essential part of Edwardian publishing, were disseminated throughout the English-speaking world. Many are being reprinted today. This book examines related contexts of Medievalism expressed in painting, architecture, music and public celebrations, and the works of major authors, including Sir Walter Scott, Tennyson, Longfellow and William Morris. The book explores national identity expressed through literature, ideals of honor and valor in the years before World War I, and how childhood reading influenced 20th–century writers as diverse as C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, Siegfried Sassoon, David Jones, Graham Greene, Ian Fleming and John Le Carré.

The Critical Review Or Annals of Literature

The Critical Review  Or  Annals of Literature
Author: Tobias Smollett
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 568
Release: 1808
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Books
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Critical Review Or Annals of Literature

The Critical Review  Or  Annals of Literature
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 466
Release: 1808
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: English literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The New Education

The New Education
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 790
Release: 1896
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Publishers Weekly

The Publishers Weekly
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1274
Release: 1896
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: American literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Documents Accompanying the Journal of the House

Documents Accompanying the Journal of the House
Author: Michigan. Legislature
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1304
Release: 1885
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Michigan
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Documents Accompanying the Journal of the House Book Excerpt:

Compilation from the Annual Reports of the Superintendent of Public Instruction of the State of Michigan

Compilation from the Annual Reports of the Superintendent of Public Instruction of the State of Michigan
Author: Michigan. Department of Public Instruction
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 410
Release: 1885
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Making Space for Science

Making Space for Science
Author: Jon Agar,Crosbie Smith
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 374
Release: 2016-01-06
ISBN: 1349263249
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making Space for Science Book Excerpt:

In recent years there has been a growing recognition that a mature analysis of scientific and technological activity requires an understanding of its spatial contexts. Without these contexts, indeed, scientific practice as such is scarcely conceivable. Making Space for Science brings together contributors with diverse interests in the history, sociology and cultural studies of science and technology since the Renaissance. The editors aim to provide a series of studies, drawn from the history of science and engineering, from sociology and sociology and science, from literature and science, and from architecture and design history, which examine the spatial foundations of the sciences from a number of complementary perspectives.

A Short History of the Renaissance in Northern Europe

A Short History of the Renaissance in Northern Europe
Author: Malcolm Vale
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2020-04-02
ISBN: 1350145637
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Short History of the Renaissance in Northern Europe Book Excerpt:

The concept of a 'Renaissance' in the arts, in thought, and in more general culture North of the Alps often evokes the idea of a cultural transplant which was not indigenous to, or rooted in, the society from which it emerged. Classic definitions of the European 'Renaissance' during the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries have seen it as what was in effect an Italian import into the Gothic North. Yet there were certainly differences, divergences and dichotomies between North and South which have to be addressed. Here, Malcolm Vale argues for a Northern Renaissance which, while cognisant of Italian developments, displayed strong continuities with the indigenous cultures of northern Europe. But it also contributed novelties and innovations which often tended to stem from, and build upon, those continuities. A Short History of the Renaissance in Northern Europe – while in no way ignoring or diminishing the importance of the Hellenic and Roman legacy – seeks other sources, and different uses of classical antiquity, for a rather different kind of 'Renaissance', if such it was, in the North.

French Literature Classics Ultimate Collection 90 Novels Stories Poems Plays Philosophy

French Literature Classics   Ultimate Collection  90  Novels  Stories  Poems  Plays   Philosophy
Author: Marcel Proust,Guy de Maupassant,Charles Baudelaire,Émile Zola,Jules Verne,Victor Hugo,Molière,Voltaire,Alexandre Dumas pere,Alexandre Dumas fils,Stendhal,Jean-Jacques Rousseau,Jean Racine,François Rabelais,Gustave Flaubert,Gaston Leroux,George Sand,Pierre Corneille,Pierre Choderlos de Laclos
Publsiher: e-artnow
Total Pages: 19516
Release: 2020-12-17
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

French Literature Classics Ultimate Collection 90 Novels Stories Poems Plays Philosophy Book Excerpt:

Musaicum Books presents to you a unique collection of the greatest classics of French literature, formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Table of Contents: A History of French Literature François Rabelais: Gargantua and Pantagruel Molière: Tartuffe or the Hypocrite The Misanthrope The Miser The Imaginary Invalid… Jean Racine: Phaedra Pierre Corneille: The Cid Voltaire: Candide Zadig The Huron A Philosophical Dictionary Letters on England Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Confessions Stendhal

Don Quixote as Children s Literature

Don Quixote as Children s Literature
Author: Velma Bourgeois Richmond
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2018-06-09
ISBN: 147663243X
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Don Quixote as Children s Literature Book Excerpt:

Cervantes is regarded as the author of the first novel and the inventor of fiction. From its publication in 1605, Don Quixote—recently named the world’s best book by authors from 54 countries—has been widely translated and imitated. Among its less acknowledged imitations are stories in children’s literature. In context of English adaptation and critical response this book explores the noble and “mad” adventures retold for children by distinguished writers and artists in Edwardian books, collections, home libraries, schoolbooks and picture books. More recent adaptations including comics and graphic novels deviate from traditional retellings. All speak to the knight-errant’s lasting influence and appeal to children.

World Literature Today

World Literature Today
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1982
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Books
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Journal of Education

The Journal of Education
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 796
Release: 1895
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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