The Cambridge Companion to Primo Levi by Robert S. C. Gordon

By Robert S. C. Gordon

Primo Levi, some of the most prominent of Holocaust writers and survivors, was once the writer of a wealthy physique of labor, together with memoirs and reflections on Auschwitz and in addition poetry, technology fiction, old fiction and a variety of essays. This significant other brings jointly top experts and younger students within the fields of Holocaust reviews, Italian literature and language, and literature and technology, to provide an available creation to the paintings of this significant author of the 20 th century.

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Asimov's Foundation Trilogy and Other Works by L. David Allen

By L. David Allen

The unique CliffsNotes research publications supply specialist remark on significant subject matters, plots, characters, literary units, and ancient background—all that can assist you achieve higher perception into nice works you are sure to examine for college or pleasure.
In CliffsNotes on Asimov's beginning Trilogy and different Works, you discover the yank author's unique 3 starting place books, the 3 Empire novels, The finish of Eternity, and The Gods Themselves. the root Trilogy, written among 1951–53 is well known technology fiction author Isaac Asimov's most famed paintings. within the three-book sequence, he portrays the destroy and rebirth of a futuristic interstellar empire.
In this examine advisor, you can find existence and historical past at the writer, advent to Asimov's technological know-how Fiction, and demanding Commentaries on Foundation, Foundation and Empire, and Second Foundation, plus a glance contained in the following different titles through this prolific writer:
  • Pebble within the Sky
  • The Stars, Like Dust
  • The Currents of Space
  • The finish of Eternity
  • The Gods Themselves
Classic literature or modern day treasure—you'll are aware of it all with specialist details and perception from CliffsNotes examine guides.

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Notable Playwrights (Magill's Choice) by Carl E. Rollyson

By Carl E. Rollyson

Choice of 106 essays on playwrights starting from old Greeks and Romans to modern dramatists taken from the lately released severe Survey of Drama, moment Revised version. each one essay lists the playwright's crucial dramatic works and different writings and has sections at the playwright's writings in different kinds, and existence. the key a part of each one essay is the research, which discusses chosen dramatic works intimately, tracing the evolution of the playwright's paintings. awesome Playwrights is the same in shape to Salem's different Magill's selection units on impressive writers.

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Significant Differences: Feminism in Psychology by Corinne Squire

By Corinne Squire

A transparent introductory textual content that examines the connection among feminism and psychology. Corinne Squire analyses, for instance, the constraints and benefits of dominant, egalitarian types of feminist psychology. This ebook may be of curiosity to scholars and lecturers of psychology, sociology, women's stories.

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Where the Southern Cross the Yellow Dog: On Writers And by Louis D. Rubin

By Louis D. Rubin

  In the place the Southern move the Yellow puppy, award-winning writer Louis D. Rubin, Jr., discusses writing and writers in line with his personal adventure as a author, editor, instructor, and writer. simply ten years previous whilst he wrote his first article for e-book and eighty-one while he accomplished the preface to this e-book, Rubin skillfully accommodates greater than seventy years of data and adventure into this entire and hugely readable work.                        The identify essay, which contains a railroad crossing in Mississippi, a portray, a singular through Eudora Welty, and a touch upon language and photograph through Walker Percy, is an attempt through Rubin to return to grips with an issue that has plagued him for years: what's “Southern” approximately Southern literature, and the way does that Southernness determine within the literary mind's eye of its practitioners? such a lot of his essays care for quite a few difficulties and probabilities characterizing the yankee literary scene this day: the literary makes use of of reminiscence, writer’s block, the character of position in fiction, the educating of writers and the presence of writers on campuses, the situation of poetry this day, activities writing, authorial reason in fiction, how nonfiction bolsters fiction, the parlous country of literary publishing, and different issues of cultural value.             one of the authors whose works determine within the booklet are Eudora Welty, William Faulkner, James Joyce, Marcel Proust, Thomas Wolfe, T. S. Eliot, Robert Frost, Flannery O’Connor, Stendhal, Mark Twain, Henry James, A. J. Liebling, Shelby Foote, William Wordsworth, Herman Melville, and Ernest Hemingway. The ebook concludes with a glance at today’s literary state of affairs, a analysis of the way it acquired the place it truly is, and a few strategies for rescuing it, encouraged partly through the author’s failed try to greenback the fad through founding Algonquin Books. students and scholars of yank literature, specially Southern literature, are certain to locate a lot of price in those informative and inspirational essays from a committed and special pupil of Southern letters.

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Eating Their Words: Cannibalism and the Boundaries of by Kristen Guest, Molson Professor of English Language and

By Kristen Guest, Molson Professor of English Language and Literature Maggie Kilgour

Linking cannibalism to problems with distinction an important to modern literary feedback and thought, the essays integrated right here disguise fabric from various contexts and historic classes and method their topics from a variety of severe views. in addition to such canonical works because the Odyssey, The Faerie Queene, and Robinson Crusoe, the members additionally talk about lesser identified works, together with a model of the Victorian melodrama Sweeny Todd, in addition to modern postcolonial and postmodern novels via Margaret Atwood and Ian Wedde. Taken jointly, those essays re-theorize the connection among cannibalism and cultural id, making cannibalism significant inside new severe and cultural horizons.
Contributors contain Mark Buchan, Santiago Colas, Marlene Goldman, Brian Greenspan, Kristen visitor, Minaz Jooma, Robert Viking O'Brien, Geoffrey Sanborn, and Julia M. Wright.

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Critical companion to Emily Dickinson: a literary reference by Sharon Leiter

By Sharon Leiter

Severe significant other to Emily Dickinson is an encyclopedic advisor to the lifestyles and works of Emily Dickinson, probably the most well-known and largely studied American poets of the nineteenth century. identified for her wit and choice for seclusion from the surface global, Dickinson infrequently left her domestic in Amherst, Mass., who prefer in its place to jot down quietly from the confines of her bed room. This new name comprises shut readings and significant analyses of greater than a hundred and fifty of Dickinson's best-known poems, together with ''Because i couldn't cease for Death,'' ''I felt a funeral, in my Brain,'' ''I died for good looks - yet was once scarce,'' and ''I prefer to see it lap the miles.'' different points of Dickinson's lifestyles that stimulated her paintings also are mentioned, together with relatives, pals, lecturers, townspeople, editors, and correspondents. during this single-volume reference, admirers, normal readers, and enthusiasts of poetry will become aware of countless numbers of entries masking each point of Dickinson's existence and paintings. Its assurance contains: a biography of Dickinson; entries on her most renowned and such a lot anthologized poems; the fundamental humans in her lifestyles; religious and literary impacts; social and spiritual activities; her publishing background; severe ways to her paintings; vital topics and metaphors; and, a foreword via famous poet Gregory Orr.

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The Unconscious (The New Critical Idiom) by Anthony Easthope

By Anthony Easthope

The subconscious is a time period that is critical to the certainty of psychoanalysis, and, certainly lifestyle. during this introductory advisor, Antony Easthope presents a witty and available evaluate of the topic exhibiting the truth of the subconscious with a startling number of examples. he's taking us on a shiny guided journey of this troubling subject through jokes, rugby songs, Hamlet, Hitchcock's Psycho, and the existence and loss of life of Princess Di. geared toward absolutely the newbie, The subconscious is an stress-free and easy-to-read advent for the scholar and normal reader.

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Imperial Masochism: British Fiction, Fantasy, and Social by John Kucich

By John Kucich

British imperialism's favourite literary narrative might sound to be conquest. yet actual British conquests additionally generated a stunning cultural obsession with soreness, sacrifice, defeat, and melancholia. "There was," writes John Kucich, "seemingly a distinct crucifixion scene marking the ancient gateway to every colonial theater." In Imperial Masochism, Kucich finds the imperative function masochistic sorts of voluntary ache performed in late-nineteenth-century British wondering imperial politics and sophistication id. putting the colonial writers Robert Louis Stevenson, Olive Schreiner, Rudyard Kipling, and Joseph Conrad of their cultural context, Kucich exhibits how the ideological and mental dynamics of empire, quite its reorganization of sophistication identities on the colonial outer edge, relied on figurations of masochism. Drawing on fresh psychoanalytic conception to outline masochism when it comes to narcissistic fantasies of omnipotence instead of sexual perversion, the booklet illuminates how masochism mediates political considered many alternative types, now not easily those who symbolize the social order as an competition of mastery and submission, or an eroticized drama of energy differentials. Masochism used to be a robust psychosocial language that enabled colonial writers to articulate judgments approximately imperialism and sophistication. the 1st full-length examine of masochism in British colonial fiction, Imperial Masochism places forth new readings of this literature and indicates the ongoing relevance of psychoanalysis to historicist stories of literature and tradition.

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W.H. Auden by John Haffenden

By John Haffenden

This set includes of forty volumes protecting 19th and 20th century eu and American authors. those volumes could be on hand as a whole set, mini boxed units (by topic) or as person volumes. This moment set compliments the 1st sixty eight quantity set of serious historical past released by means of Routledge in October 1995.

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