Partial Magic

Partial Magic
Author: Robert Alter
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 268
Release: 1978
ISBN: 9780520037328
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Labyrinths

Labyrinths
Author: Jorge Luis Borges
Publsiher: New Directions Publishing
Total Pages: 292
Release: 1964
ISBN: 9780811200127
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Labyrinths Book Excerpt:

Forty short stories and essays have been selected as representative of the Argentine writer's metaphysical narratives

Cross Disciplinary Advances in Quantum Computing

Cross Disciplinary Advances in Quantum Computing
Author: Kazem Mahdavi,Deborah Koslover,Leonard L. Brown
Publsiher: American Mathematical Soc.
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2011-02-14
ISBN: 0821849751
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cross Disciplinary Advances in Quantum Computing Book Excerpt:

This volume contains a collection of papers, written by physicists, computer scientists, and mathematicians, from the Conference on Representation Theory, Quantum Field Theory, Category Theory, and Quantum Information Theory, which was held at the University of Texas at Tyler from October 1-4, 2009. Quantum computing is a field at the interface of the physical sciences, computer sciences and mathematics. As such, advances in one field are often overlooked by practitioners in other fields. This volume brings together articles from each of these areas to make students, researchers and others interested in quantum computation aware of the most current advances. It is hoped that this work will stimulate future advances in the field.

Decolonizing Cultures in the Pacific

Decolonizing Cultures in the Pacific
Author: Susan Y. Najita
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2006-09-22
ISBN: 1134211716
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Decolonizing Cultures in the Pacific Book Excerpt:

In Decolonizing Cultures in the Pacific, Susan Y. Najita proposes that the traumatic history of contact and colonization has become a crucial means by which indigenous peoples of Oceania are reclaiming their cultures, languages, ways of knowing, and political independence. In particular, she examines how contemporary writers from Hawai‘i, Samoa, and Aotearoa/New Zealand remember, re-tell, and deploy this violent history in their work. As Pacific peoples negotiate their paths towards sovereignty and chart their postcolonial futures, these writers play an invaluable role in invoking and commenting upon the various uses of the histories of colonial resistance, allowing themselves and their readers to imagine new futures by exorcising the past. Decolonizing Cultures in the Pacific is a valuable addition to the fields of Pacific and Postcolonial Studies and also contributes to struggles for cultural decolonization in Oceania: contemporary writers’ critical engagement with colonialism and indigenous culture, Najita argues, provides a powerful tool for navigating a decolonized future.

Worldship Files Morrigan

Worldship Files  Morrigan
Author: Erik Schubach
Publsiher: Erik Schubach
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2020-08-10
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Worldship Files Morrigan Book Excerpt:

When the Earth is threatened by a slowly expanding sun, mankind embarks upon a mission to send a mammoth Worldship to settle a new planet across the stars. The preternatural races step out of hiding to work with the humans to save what they can from their dying world. With the aid of the Fae, shape shifters, Vampires, and other creatures of supernatural lore, the Worldship, Leviathan, is complete one thousand years later. With the Worldship adding the wayward Cityships to the slowly evolving fleet, it quickly becomes apparent that there will not be enough raw materials and supplies to make it to their new home without the sacrifice of thousands. Knith leads a small crew on a volunteer mission, offworld, to acquire what they need... a new heart for the Leviathan. What starts as wonder, being the first human to set foot on a new world, quickly becomes a fight for survival.

Nabokov s Pale Fire

Nabokov s Pale Fire
Author: Brian Boyd
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2001-10-15
ISBN: 1400823196
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nabokov s Pale Fire Book Excerpt:

Pale Fire is regarded by many as Vladimir Nabokov's masterpiece. The novel has been hailed as one of the most striking early examples of postmodernism and has become a famous test case for theories about reading because of the apparent impossibility of deciding between several radically different interpretations. Does the book have two narrators, as it first appears, or one? How much is fantasy and how much is reality? Whose fantasy and whose reality are they? Brian Boyd, Nabokov's biographer and hitherto the foremost proponent of the idea that Pale Fire has one narrator, John Shade, now rejects this position and presents a new and startlingly different solution that will permanently shift the nature of critical debate on the novel. Boyd argues that the book does indeed have two narrators, Shade and Charles Kinbote, but reveals that Kinbote had some strange and highly surprising help in writing his sections. In light of this interpretation, Pale Fire now looks distinctly less postmodern--and more interesting than ever. In presenting his arguments, Boyd shows how Nabokov designed Pale Fire for readers to make surprising discoveries on a first reading and even more surprising discoveries on subsequent readings by following carefully prepared clues within the novel. Boyd leads the reader step-by-step through the book, gradually revealing the profound relationship between Nabokov's ethics, aesthetics, epistemology, and metaphysics. If Nabokov has generously planned the novel to be accessible on a first reading and yet to incorporate successive vistas of surprise, Boyd argues, it is because he thinks a deep generosity lies behind the inexhaustibility, complexity, and mystery of the world. Boyd also shows how Nabokov's interest in discovery springs in part from his work as a scientist and scholar, and draws comparisons between the processes of readerly and scientific discovery. This is a profound, provocative, and compelling reinterpretation of one of the greatest novels of the twentieth century.

Tristram Shandy Routledge Revivals

Tristram Shandy  Routledge Revivals
Author: Max Byrd
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 172
Release: 2014-08-01
ISBN: 1317678567
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tristram Shandy Routledge Revivals Book Excerpt:

Max Byrd’s lucidly written and compelling volume aims to provide a scholarly introduction to one of the most puzzling pieces of eighteenth-century literature, and a stimulus to critical thought and discussion. Laurence Sterne – an eccentric and largely unsuccessful clergyman - was forty-six when he sat down in January of 1759 to being his literary masterpiece. Aside from his sermons, only two of which had ever been published, Sterne had little more to do with the literary life than any other respectable provincial clergyman. His explosion into the history of English literature occurred not only without preparation, but also without apparent aptitude. Tristram Shandy, first published in 1985, sketches Sterne’s life and literary antecedents, closely analysing key passages of his great satire and concluding with the critical history and bibliography. It will thus be of use to all students of eighteenth-century English literature.

Story and Discourse

Story and Discourse
Author: Seymour Chatman
Publsiher: Cornell University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2019-06-30
ISBN: 1501741616
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Story and Discourse Book Excerpt:

"For the specialist in the study of narrative structure, this is a solid and very perceptive exploration of the issues salient to the telling of a story—whatever the medium. Chatman, whose approach here is at once dualist and structuralist, divides his subject into the 'what' of the narrative (Story) and the 'way' (Discourse)... Chatman's command of his material is impressive."—Library Journal

Nothing Remains the Same

Nothing Remains the Same
Author: Wendy Lesser
Publsiher: HMH
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2003-05-08
ISBN: 0547346891
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nothing Remains the Same Book Excerpt:

A New York Times Notable Book and a San Francisco Chronicle Book of the Year: A look at the pleasures and surprises of rereading. Compared with reading, the act of rereading is far more personal—it involves a complex interaction of our past selves, our present selves, and literature. With candor and humor, this “inspired intellectual romp, part memoir, part criticism” takes us on a guided tour of the author’s own return to books she once knew—from the plays of Shakespeare to twentieth-century novels by Kingsley Amis and Ian McEwan, from the childhood favorite I Capture the Castle to classic novels such as Anna Karenina and Huckleberry Finn, from nonfiction by Henry Adams to poetry by Wordsworth—as she reflects on how the passage of time and the experience of aging has affected her perceptions of them (Lawrence Weschler). A cultural critic and the acclaimed author of Why I Read, Wendy Lesser conveys an infectious love of reading and inspires us all to take another look at the books we’ve read to find the unexpected treasures they might offer. “Delightful.” —Diane Johnson, author of Le Divorce “Anyone who has ever approached a once favorite book later in life . . . will find in this memoir moments of bittersweet recognition.” —The New York Times Book Review “Reflect[s] deeply and candidly on how a reader’s life experiences alter her perceptions of literature . . . [Lesser] has truly fascinating and original things to say about a compelling assortment of writers, including George Orwell, George Eliot, D. H. Lawrence, Dostoyevsky, and Shakespeare.” —Booklist

The Kids Book Club Book

The Kids  Book Club Book
Author: Judy Gelman,Vicki Levy Krupp
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2007-05-10
ISBN: 144062920X
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Kids Book Club Book Book Excerpt:

The first complete guide-for use by adults and children-to creating fun and educational book clubs for kids. As authors of The Book Club Cookbook, the classic guide to integrating great food and food-related discussion into book club gatherings, Judy Gelman and Vicki Levy Krupp hear a common refrain from parents, librarians, teachers, community leaders and kids themselves: "How about writing a book for kids' book clubs?" Indeed, in recent years youth organizations, parents, libraries, schools, and our local, state, and federal governments have launched thousands of book clubs for children as a way to counter falling literacy rates and foster a love of reading. Based on surveys representing five hundred youth book clubs across the country and interviews with parents, kids, educators, and librarians, The Kids' Book Club Book features: _- the top fifty favorite book club reads for children ages eight to eighteen; _- ideas and advice on forming great kids' book clubs-and tips for kids who want to start their own book clubs; _- recipes, activities, and insights from such bestselling children's book authors as Christopher Paolini, Lois Lowry, Jerry Spinelli, Nancy Farmer, Christopher Paul Curtis, Andrew Clements, Laurie Halse Anderson, Norton Juster, and many others. From recipes for the Dump Punch and egg salad sandwiches included in Kate DiCamillo's Because of Winn-Dixie to instructionson how to make soap carvings like the ones left in the knot-hole of a tree in Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, this book provides a bounty of ideas for making every kids' book club a success.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine

Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine
Author: David W. Stoller
Publsiher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Total Pages: 2328
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9780781773577
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Book Excerpt:

Now in two volumes, the Third Edition of this standard-setting work is a state-of-the-art pictorial reference on orthopaedic magnetic resonance imaging. It combines 9,750 images and full-color illustrations, including gross anatomic dissections, line art, arthroscopic photographs, and three-dimensional imaging techniques and final renderings. Many MR images have been replaced in the Third Edition, and have even greater clarity, contrast, and precision.

The Concept of Modernism

The Concept of Modernism
Author: Astradur Eysteinsson
Publsiher: Cornell University Press
Total Pages: 278
Release: 1992
ISBN: 9780801480775
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Concept of Modernism Book Excerpt:

The term "modernism" is central to any discussion of twentieth-century literature and critical theory. Astradur Eysteinsson here maintains that the concept of modernism does not emerge directly from the literature it subsumes, but is in fact a product of critical practices relating to nontraditional literature. Intervening in these practices, and correlating them with modernist works and with modern literary theory, Eysteinsson undertakes a comprehensive reexamination of the idea of modernism. Eysteinsson critically explores various manifestations of modernism in a rich array of American, British, and European literature, criticism, and theory. He first examines many modernist paradigms, detecting in them a conflict between modernism's culturally subversive potential and its relatively conservative status as a formalist project. He then considers these paradigms as interpretations-and fabrications-of literary history. Seen in this light, modernism both signals a historical change on the literary scene and implies the context of that change. Laden with the implications of tradition and modernity, modernism fills its major function: that of highlighting and defining the complex relations between history and postrealist literature. Eysteinsson focuses on the ways in which the concept of modernism directs our understanding of literature and literary history and influences our judgment of experimental and postrealist works in literature and art. He discusses in detail the relation of modernism to the key concepts postmodernism, the avant-garde, and realism. Enacting a crisis of subject and reference, modernism is not so much a form of discourse, he asserts, as its interruption-a possible "other" modernity that reveals critical aspects of our social and linguistic experience in Western culture. Comparatists, literary theorists, cultural historians, and others interested in twentieth-century literature and art will profit from this provocative book.

The Novel An Alternative History 1600 1800

The Novel  An Alternative History  1600 1800
Author: Steven Moore
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 1024
Release: 2013-08-29
ISBN: 1623567408
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Novel An Alternative History 1600 1800 Book Excerpt:

Winner of the Christian Gauss Award for excellence in literary scholarship from the Phi Beta Kappa Society Having excavated the world's earliest novels in his previous book, literary historian Steven Moore explores in this sequel the remarkable flowering of the novel between the years 1600 and 1800-from Don Quixote to America's first big novel, an homage to Cervantes entitled Modern Chivalry. This is the period of such classic novels as Tom Jones, Candide, and Dangerous Liaisons, but beyond the dozen or so recognized classics there are hundreds of other interesting novels that appeared then, known only to specialists: Spanish picaresques, French heroic romances, massive Chinese novels, Japanese graphic novels, eccentric English novels, and the earliest American novels. These minor novels are not only interesting in their own right, but also provide the context needed to appreciate why the major novels were major breakthroughs. The novel experienced an explosive growth spurt during these centuries as novelists experimented with different forms and genres: epistolary novels, romances, Gothic thrillers, novels in verse, parodies, science fiction, episodic road trips, and family sagas, along with quirky, unclassifiable experiments in fiction that resemble contemporary, avant-garde works. As in his previous volume, Moore privileges the innovators and outriders, those who kept the novel novel. In the most comprehensive history of this period ever written, Moore examines over 400 novels from around the world in a lively style that is as entertaining as it is informative. Though written for a general audience, The Novel, An Alternative History also provides the scholarly apparatus required by the serious student of the period. This sequel, like its predecessor, is a “zestfully encyclopedic, avidly opinionated, and dazzlingly fresh history of the most 'elastic' of literary forms” (Booklist).

The Rise and Fall of the Femme Fatale in British Literature 1790 1910

The Rise and Fall of the Femme Fatale in British Literature  1790   1910
Author: Heather L. Braun
Publsiher: Fairleigh Dickinson
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2012-08-31
ISBN: 1611475635
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rise and Fall of the Femme Fatale in British Literature 1790 1910 Book Excerpt:

The Rise and Fall of the Femme Fatale: From Gothic Ghosts to Victorian Vamps explores the femme fatale’s career in nineteenth-century British literature. It traces her evolution—and devolution—formally, historically, and ideologically through a selection of plays, poems, novels, and personal correspondence. Considering well-known fatal women alongside more obscure ones, this study sheds new light on emerging notions of gender, sexuality, and power throughout the long nineteenth century.

Vladimir Nabokov

Vladimir Nabokov
Author: Barbara Wyllie
Publsiher: Reaktion Books
Total Pages: 223
Release: 2010-04-15
ISBN: 1861897286
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vladimir Nabokov Book Excerpt:

Best known for his deeply controversial 1955 novel, Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977) is celebrated as one of the most distinctive literary stylists of the twentieth century. In Vladimir Nabokov, Barbara Wyllie presents a comprehensive account of the life and works of the writer, from his childhood and earliest stories in pre-revolutionary Russia, to The Original of Laura—a novel written almost entirely on index cards published for the first time in 2009, perhaps against Nabokov’s wishes. This literary biography investigates the author’s poetry and prose, in both Russian and English, and examines the relationship between Nabokov’s extraordinary erudition and the themes that recur throughout his works. His expertise as a specialist in butterflies complemented his wide knowledge of Russian and Western European culture, philosophy, and history, and informed the themes of transformation and transcendence that dominate his work. Wyllie traces his lifelong preoccupations with time, memory, and mortality across both his Russian and English works, and she illuminates his distinctive through detailed analysis of his major novels. Wyllie assesses his poetry and prose style alongside Nabokov’s own autobiography, letters, and critical writings—as well as the only recently-published The Original of Laura—in order to create a complete and updated picture of the writer in the context of his works. Vladimir Nabokov presents a fascinating portrait of one of the twentieth century’s most eclectic, prolific, and controversial authors. It is an essential read for fans of Nabokov and scholars of twentieth century English and Russian literature.

Cultural Revolution

Cultural Revolution
Author: Bart Moore-Gilbert,Dr Bart Moore-Gilbert,John Seed
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2003-09-02
ISBN: 1134898983
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cultural Revolution Book Excerpt:

An ideal guide to British arts and culture of the 1960s which challenges many popular myths about this `swinging decade'.

Time and Narrative

Time and Narrative
Author: Paul Ricoeur
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2010-01-15
ISBN: 0226713520
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Time and Narrative Book Excerpt:

In volume 1 of this three-volume work, Paul Ricoeur examined the relations between time and narrative in historical writing. Now, in volume 2, he examines these relations in fiction and theories of literature. Ricoeur treats the question of just how far the Aristotelian concept of "plot" in narrative fiction can be expanded and whether there is a point at which narrative fiction as a literary form not only blurs at the edges but ceases to exist at all. Though some semiotic theorists have proposed all fiction can be reduced to an atemporal structure, Ricoeur argues that fiction depends on the reader's understanding of narrative traditions, which do evolve but necessarily include a temporal dimension. He looks at how time is actually expressed in narrative fiction, particularly through use of tenses, point of view, and voice. He applies this approach to three books that are, in a sense, tales about time: Virgina Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway; Thomas Mann's Magic Mountain; and Marcel Proust's Remembrance of Things Past. "Ricoeur writes the best kind of philosophy—critical, economical, and clear."—Eugen Weber, New York Times Book Review "A major work of literary theory and criticism under the aegis of philosophical hermenutics. I believe that . . . it will come to have an impact greater than that of Gadamer's Truth and Method—a work it both supplements and transcends in its contribution to our understanding of the meaning of texts and their relationship to the world."—Robert Detweiler, Religion and Literature "One cannot fail to be impressed by Ricoeur's encyclopedic knowledge of the subject under consideration. . . . To students of rhetoric, the importance of Time and Narrative . . . is all too evident to require extensive elaboration."—Dilip Parameshwar Gaonkar, Quarterly Journal of Speech

Handbook of Narratology

Handbook of Narratology
Author: Peter Hühn,Jan Christoph Meister,John Pier,Wolf Schmid
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 954
Release: 2014-10-10
ISBN: 3110382075
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Narratology Book Excerpt:

This handbook provides a systematic overview of the present state of international research in narratology and is now available in a second, completely revised and expanded edition.Detailed individual studies by internationally renowned narratologists elucidate central terms of narratology, present a critical account of the major research positions and their historical development and indicate directions for future research.

Borges and His Fiction

Borges and His Fiction
Author: Gene H. Bell-Villada
Publsiher: University of Texas Press
Total Pages: 486
Release: 2000-02-01
ISBN: 0292782934
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Borges and His Fiction Book Excerpt:

The acclaimed author of García Márquez delivers “a compulsively readable account of the life and works of our greatest . . . writer of fantasy” (New York Daily News). Since its first publication in 1981, Borges and His Fiction has introduced the life and works of this Argentinian master-writer to an entire generation of students, high school and college teachers, and general readers. Responding to a steady demand for an updated edition, Gene H. Bell-Villada has significantly revised and expanded the book to incorporate new information that has become available since Borges’ death in 1986. In particular, he offers a more complete look at Borges and Peronism and Borges’ personal experiences of love and mysticism, as well as revised interpretations of some of Borges’ stories. As before, the book is divided into three sections that examine Borges’ life, his stories in Ficciones and El Aleph, and his place in world literature. “Of the scores of Borges studies by now published in English, Bell-Villada’s excellent book stands out as one of the freshest and most generally helpful . . . Lay readers and specialists alike will find his book a valuable and highly readable companion to Ficciones and El Aleph.” —Choice

Upgrading and Repairing PCs

Upgrading and Repairing PCs
Author: Scott Mueller
Publsiher: Que Publishing
Total Pages: 1200
Release: 2013-03-07
ISBN: 0133105369
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Upgrading and Repairing PCs Book Excerpt:

This is the eBook version of the print title. Access to the media files found on the DVD included with print editions included with Upgrading and Repairing PCs, 21 Edition, is available through product registration—see instructions in back pages of your eBook. For 25 years, Upgrading and Repairing PCs has been the world’s #1 guide to PC hardware: The single source for reliable information on troubleshooting and fixing problems, adding hardware, optimizing performance, and building new PCs. Now, better than ever, this 21st edition offers beefed-up coverage of the newest hardware innovations and maintenance techniques, plus more than two hours of new DVD video. Scott Mueller delivers practical answers about PC processors, mother-boards, buses, BIOSes, memory, SSD and HDD storage, video, audio, I/O, input devices, networks, Internet connectivity, power, and much more. You’ll find the industry’s best coverage of diagnostics, testing, and repair—plus cutting-edge discussions of improving performance via overclocking and other techniques. NEW IN THIS EDITION • The newest processors, including Intel’s 3rd generation Ivy Bridge Core i-Series processors and AMD’s 2nd generation Trinity CPUs • 3TB (and larger) disks, 4K sectoring, partition alignment, faster SATA disk interfaces, and SSD (solid state drive) hard drive replacements • New firmware innovations, from full UEFI BIOS support to built-in motherboard flash BIOS upgrade utilities • Integrated video and audio, including 5.1/7.1 surround sound, HDMI, and DisplayPort connections, and Windows 8 compatible multi-touch touchscreen technology • Updated PCI Express 3.0, 4.0 interfaces, and Power Supply specifications for powering high-end video cards • Emerging interfaces such as SATA Express, USB 3.0, and Thunderbolt • Updated coverage of building PCs from scratch—from choosing and assembling hardware through BIOS setup and troubleshooting INCLUDED MEDIA Don't forget about the free bonus content available online! You'll find a cache of helpful material to go along with this book. To access these materials at no extra cost, see the instructions included in the back pages of this ebook. You will be required to register your book and supply a code found in the instructions. Download two hours of up-to-the minute, studio-quality how-to videos—all playable on your computer! In this edition, Scott Mueller offers true insider information about several of the key components in a PC, including motherboards, solid-state drives, and more. You also can download PDFs of the complete 19th and 20th editions of this book.