New York

New York
Author: Edward Rutherfurd
Publsiher: Random House Large Print Publishing
Total Pages: 1449
Release: 2009
ISBN: 9780739328453
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New York Book Excerpt:

Winner of the David J. Langum, Sr., Prize in American Historical Fiction Named one of the best books of the year by The Washington Post and "Required Reading" by the New York Post Edward Rutherfurd celebrates America's greatest city in a rich, engrossing saga, weaving together tales of families rich and poor, native-born and immigrant--a cast of fictional and true characters whose fates rise and fall and rise again with the city's fortunes. From this intimate perspective we see New York's humble beginnings as a tiny Indian fishing village, the arrival of Dutch and British merchants, the Revolutionary War, the emergence of the city as a great trading and financial center, the convulsions of the Civil War, the excesses of the Gilded Age, the explosion of immigration in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the trials of World War II, the near demise of New York in the 1970s and its roaring rebirth in the 1990s, and the attack on the World Trade Center. A stirring mix of battle, romance, family struggles, and personal triumphs, New York: The Novel gloriously captures the search for freedom and opportunity at the heart of our nation's history.

The American Novel After Ideology 1961 2000

The American Novel After Ideology  1961  2000
Author: Laurie Rodrigues
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2020-12-10
ISBN: 1501361872
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The American Novel After Ideology 1961 2000 Book Excerpt:

Claims of ideology's end are, on the one hand, performative denials of ideology's inability to end; while, on the other hand, paradoxically, they also reiterate an idea that 'ending' is simply what all ideologies eventually do. Situating her work around the intersecting publications of Daniel Bell's The End of Ideology (1960) and J.D. Salinger's Franny and Zooey (1961), Laurie Rodrigues argues that American novels express this paradox through nuanced applications of non-realist strategies, distorting realism in manners similar to ideology's distortions of reality, history, and belief. Reflecting the astonishing cultural variety of this period, The American Novel After Ideology, 1961 - 2000 examines Franny and Zooey, Carlene Hatcher Polite's The Flagellants (1967), Leslie Marmon Silko's Almanac of the Dead (1991), and Philip Roth's The Human Stain (2001) alongside the various discussions around ideology with which they intersect. Each novel's plotless narratives, dissolving subjectivities, and cultural codes organize the texts' peculiar relations to the post-ideological age, suggesting an aesthetic return of the repressed.

Sophrosune in the Greek Novel

Sophrosune in the Greek Novel
Author: Rachel Bird
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2020-12-10
ISBN: 1350108650
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sophrosune in the Greek Novel Book Excerpt:

This book offers the first comprehensive evaluation of ethics in the ancient Greek novel, demonstrating how their representation of the cardinal virtue sophrosune positions these texts in their literary, philosophical and cultural contexts. Sophrosune encompasses the dispositions and psychological states of temperance, self-control, chastity, sanity and moderation. The Greek novels are the first examples of lengthy prose fiction in the Greek world, composed between the first century BCE and the fourth century CE. Each novel is concerned with a pair of beautiful, aristocratic lovers who undergo trials and tribulations, before a successful resolution is reached. Bird focuses on the extant examples of the genre (Chariton's Callirhoe, Xenophon of Ephesus' Ephesiaca, Longus' Daphnis and Chloe, Achilles Tatius' Leucippe and Clitophon and Heliodorus' Aethiopica), which all have the virtue of sophrosune at their heart. As each pair of lovers strives to retain their chastity in the face of adversity, and under extreme pressure from eros, it is essential to understand how this virtue is represented in the characters within each novel. Invited modes of reading also involve sophrosune, and the author provides an important exploration of how sophrosune in the reader is both encouraged and undermined by these works of fiction.

The New York Times Book Review

The New York Times Book Review
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1987-07
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Books
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New York Times Book Review Book Excerpt:

Presents extended reviews of noteworthy books, short reviews, essays and articles on topics and trends in publishing, literature, culture and the arts. Includes lists of best sellers (hardcover and paperback).

Dictionary Catalog of the Research Libraries of the New York Public Library 1911 1971

Dictionary Catalog of the Research Libraries of the New York Public Library  1911 1971
Author: New York Public Library. Research Libraries
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1979
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Library catalogs
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dictionary Catalog of the Research Libraries of the New York Public Library 1911 1971 Book Excerpt:

Women the Novel and Natural Philosophy 1660 1727

Women  the Novel  and Natural Philosophy  1660   1727
Author: K. Gevirtz
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 247
Release: 2014-03-06
ISBN: 1137386762
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women the Novel and Natural Philosophy 1660 1727 Book Excerpt:

This book shows how early women novelists from Aphra Behn to Mary Davys drew on debates about the self generated by the 'scientific' revolution to establish the novel as a genre. Fascinated by the problematic idea of a unified self underpinning modes of thinking, female novelists innovated narrative structures to interrogate this idea.

Experiments in the Novel Henry James s Fiction 1896 1901

Experiments in the Novel  Henry James s Fiction  1896 1901
Author: Walter Whitfield Isle
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 480
Release: 1961
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Experiments in the Novel Henry James s Fiction 1896 1901 Book Excerpt:

The Postcolonial Historical Novel

The Postcolonial Historical Novel
Author: H. Dalley
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2014-10-17
ISBN: 1137450096
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Postcolonial Historical Novel Book Excerpt:

The Postcolonial Historical Novel is the first systematic work to examine how the historical novel has been transformed by its appropriation in postcolonial writing. It proposes new ways to understand literary realism, and explores how the relationship between history and fiction plays out in contemporary African and Australasian writing.

Ritual Violence and the Maternal in the British Novel 1740 1820

Ritual Violence and the Maternal in the British Novel  1740 1820
Author: Raymond F. Hilliard
Publsiher: Bucknell University Press
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2010
ISBN: 0838757502
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ritual Violence and the Maternal in the British Novel 1740 1820 Book Excerpt:

This challenging book brings to light a mythic dimension of seventeen important eighteenth and early nineteenth-century narratives that revolve around the persecution of one or more important female characters, and offers original reading of novels by Richardson, Fielding, Burney, Radcliffe, Godwin, Austen, Scott, and others. The myth in question, which Raymond Hilliard calls "the myth of persecution and reparation," serves as a major vehicle for the early novel's preoccupation with the "mother," a mythic figure distinct from the historical mother or from the mother as she is represented in eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century maternal ideology. Hilliard argues that the myth of persecution and reparation derives from the ropos of female sacrifice in the romance tradition, and shows that this topos is central to several kinds of novels-realist, Gothic, Jacobin, feminist, and historical. Hilliard contends that the narrative of persecution and reparation anticipates the twentieth-century maternal myth associated with the work of Melanie Klein and other "relational model" psychoanalytic theorists, and he thus also examines the psychosexual significance of the "mother." Hilliard explores the relation of psychosexual themes to social representations, and delineates a new theory of plot-both tragic and comic plots- in the early novel.

Transit Journal

Transit Journal
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 872
Release: 1893
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transit Journal Book Excerpt:

A List of Books Added to the Public Library of Indianapolis from January 1876 January 1878

A List of Books Added to the Public Library of Indianapolis from January  1876 January  1878
Author: Indianapolis Public Library
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 100
Release: 1878
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Library catalogs
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A List of Books Added to the Public Library of Indianapolis from January 1876 January 1878 Book Excerpt:

The Beginnings of Critical Realism in America

The Beginnings of Critical Realism in America
Author: Vernon Parrington
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 484
Release: 2017-09-29
ISBN: 1351305352
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Beginnings of Critical Realism in America Book Excerpt:

This final volume of Vernon Louis Parrington's Pultzer Prize-winning study deals with the decay of romantic optimism. It shows that the cause of decay is attributed to three sources: stratifying of economics under the pressure of centralization; the rise of mechanistic science; and the emergence of a spirit of skepticism which, with teachings of the sciences and lessons of intellectuals, has resulted in the questioning of democratic ideals. Parrington presents the movement of liberalism from 1913 to 1917, and the reaction to it following World War I. He notes that liberals announced that democratic hopes had not been fulfilled; the Constitution was not a democratic instrument nor was it intended to be; and while Americans had professed to create a democracy, they had in fact created a plutocracy. Industrialization of America under the leadership of the middle class and the rise of critical attitudes towards the ideals and handiwork of that class are examined in great detail. Parrington's interpretation of the literature during this time focuses on four divisions of development: the conquest of America by the middle class; the challenge of that overlordship by democratic agrarianism; the intellectual revolution brought about by science and the appropriation of science by the middle class; and the rise of detached criticism by younger intellectuals. A new introduction by Bruce Brown highlights Parrington's life and explains the importance of this volume.

The Cambridge Companion to the Postcolonial Novel

The Cambridge Companion to the Postcolonial Novel
Author: Ato Quayson
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 335
Release: 2016
ISBN: 1107132819
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge Companion to the Postcolonial Novel Book Excerpt:

This Companion provides an engaging account of the postcolonial novel, from Joseph Conrad to Jean Rhys. Covering subjects from disability and diaspora to the sublime and the city, this Companion reveals the myriad traditions that have shaped the postcolonial literary landscape.

The Novel of Female Adultery

The Novel of Female Adultery
Author: Bill Overton
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2016-07-27
ISBN: 1349251739
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Novel of Female Adultery Book Excerpt:

The novel of adultery is a nineteenth-century form about the experience of women, produced almost exclusively by men. Bill Overton's study is the first to address the gender implications of this form, and the first to write its history. The opening chapter defines the terms 'adultery' and 'novel of adultery', and discusses how the form arose in Continental Europe, but failed to appear in Britain. Successive chapters deal with its development in France, and with examples from Russia, Denmark, Germany, Spain and Portugal.

Proceedings of the New York State Historical Association with the Quarterly Journal

Proceedings of the New York State Historical Association with the Quarterly Journal
Author: New York State Historical Association
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 572
Release: 1940
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: New York (State)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Proceedings of the New York State Historical Association with the Quarterly Journal Book Excerpt:

The Review of Reviews

The Review of Reviews
Author: Albert Shaw
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 792
Release: 1897
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Review of Reviews Book Excerpt:

Schools of Fiction

Schools of Fiction
Author: Morgan Day Frank
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 369
Release: 2023-01-09
ISBN: 0192867504
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Schools of Fiction Book Excerpt:

In Schools of Fiction, Morgan Day Frank considers a bizarre but integral feature of the modern educational experience: that teachers enthusiastically teach literary works that have terrible things to say about school. From Ishmael's insistence in Herman Melville's Moby-Dick that a whale-ship was my Yale College and my Harvard, to the unnamed narrator's expulsion from his southern college in Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man, the most frequently taught books in the English curriculum tend to be those that cast the school as a stultifying and inhumane social institution. Why have educators preferred the anti-scholasticism of the American romance tradition to the didacticism of sentimentalists? Why have they organized African American literature as a discursive category around texts that despaired of the post-Reconstruction institutional system? Why did they start teaching novels, that literary form whose very nature, in Mikhail Bakhtin's words, is not canonic? Reading literature in class is a paradoxical undertaking that, according to Day Frank, has proved foundational to the development of American formal education over the last two centuries, allowing the school to claim access to a social world external to itself. By drawing attention to the transformative effect literature has had on the school, Schools of Fiction challenges some of our core assumptions about the nature of cultural administration and the place of English in the curriculum. The educational system, Day Frank argues, has depended historically on the cultural objects whose existence it is ordinarily thought to govern and the academic subject it is ordinarily thought to have marginalized.

Adaptation in Contemporary Theatre

Adaptation in Contemporary Theatre
Author: Frances Babbage
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2017-11-16
ISBN: 1472527232
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Adaptation in Contemporary Theatre Book Excerpt:

Why are so many theatre productions adaptations of one kind or another? Why do contemporary practitioners turn so frequently to non-dramatic texts for inspiration? This study explores the fascination of novels, short stories, children's books and autobiographies for theatre makers and examines what 'becomes' of literary texts when these are filtered into contemporary practice that includes physical theatre, multimedia performance, puppetry, immersive and site-specific performance and live art. In Adaptation in Contemporary Theatre, Frances Babbage offers a series of fresh critical perspectives on the theory of adaptation in theatre-making, focusing on meditations of prose literature within contemporary performance. Individual chapters explore the significance and impact of books as physical objects within productions; the relationship between the dramatic adaptation and literary edition; storytelling on the page and in performance; literary space and theatrical space; and prose fiction reframed as 'found text' in contemporary theatre and live art. Case studies are drawn from internationally acclaimed companies including Complicite, Elevator Repair Service, Kneehigh, Forced Entertainment, Gob Squad, Teatro Kismet and Stan's Cafe. Adaptation in Contemporary Theatre is a compelling and provocative resource for anyone interested in the potential and the challenges of using prose literature as material for new theatrical performance.

The Contemporary British Historical Novel

The Contemporary British Historical Novel
Author: M. Boccardi
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 193
Release: 2009-06-25
ISBN: 0230240801
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Contemporary British Historical Novel Book Excerpt:

A detailed study of an increasingly popular genre, this book offers readings of a group of significant and representative works, drawing on a range of interpretative strategies to examine the ways in which the contemporary historical novel engages with questions of nation and identity to illuminate Britain's post-imperial condition.

Atlantic Monthly

Atlantic Monthly
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 780
Release: 1875
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Atlantic Monthly Book Excerpt: