Download E-books Oriental Lawrence: The Quest for the Secrets of Sex PDF

By Gerald Doherty

Oriental Lawrence: the search for the secrets and techniques of Sex explores D.H. Lawrence’s engagement with japanese platforms of proposal, in particular Buddhism and Yoga, that have been his major assets of curiosity. It tracks their effect on his considering and their impact on his fiction. Lawrence seemed to the East much less for social, political, or cultural resolutions to the persistent difficulties that beset the West, yet to have interaction with limit-situations - moments of radical transformation whilst the self sheds its social accoutrements and discovers dynamic new methods of being-in-the-world. He sought these new degrees of wisdom, new modes of hope, new methods of transmuting the self, and new soteriological ambitions that the West appeared not able to supply.

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Download E-books The Cambridge Companion to Thomas Hardy (Cambridge Companions to Literature) PDF

The Cambridge better half to Thomas Hardy is a necessary creation to this such a lot enigmatic of writers. those newly commissioned essays from a world staff of participants include a normal review of all of Thomas Hardy's paintings and particular demonstrations of his principles and literary talents. person essays discover Hardy's biography, aesthetics, his recognized attachment to Wessex, and the effect on his paintings of advancements in technology, faith and philosophy within the late-nineteenth century. the quantity additionally encompasses a certain chronology of Hardy's existence, and a consultant to extra studying.

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Download E-books Dictionary of Literary Characters, 5-Volume Set PDF

By Michael David Sollars

Dictionary of Literary Characters is a beautiful, five-volume set containing descriptions of greater than 40,000 characters in nice literary works from the USA, Britain, and worldwide. The vast collection of characters featured during this finished paintings are compiled from novels, brief tales, and performs starting from such historical classics as Sophocles' Antigone to 21st-century prizewinners reminiscent of Jeffrey Eugenides' Middlesex. No different reference paintings covers such an in depth collection of characters from such a lot of varied works of literature.

Appendixes contain alphabetical lists of authors and literary works lined within the set.

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Download E-books The Cambridge Companion to Alexander Pope (Cambridge Companions to Literature) PDF

Alexander Pope used to be the best poet of his age and the dominant impression on eighteenth-century British poetry. His huge oeuvre, written over a thirty-year interval, encompasses satires, odes and political verse and displays the sexual, ethical and cultural problems with the realm round him, usually in wonderful traces and words that have develop into a part of our language this present day. this is often the 1st assessment to examine the entire variety of Pope's paintings and to set it in its old and cultural context. particularly commissioned essays by way of top students discover all of Pope's significant works, together with the sexual politics of The Rape of the Lock, the philosophical enquiries of An Essay on guy and the ethical Essays, and the mock-heroic of The Dunciad in its a number of types. This quantity could be necessary not just for college kids and students of Pope's paintings, but in addition for all these drawn to the Augustan age.

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Download E-books Passionate Intellect: The Poetry of Charles Tomlinson (Liverpool English Texts Studies, Vol 31) PDF

By Michael Kirkham

This serious research appears to be like on the first 4 many years of Charles Tomlinson’s poetic occupation, and is the one released full-scale, specific remedy of his poetry. Tomlinson is an enormous British poet whose paintings has obtained extra popularity in North the USA and continental Europe than it has in his personal state, the place nonetheless, in a few quarters, its personality is misunderstood and hence misjudged. the aim of Kirkham’s examine is to extend figuring out and appreciation of the phenomenal fulfillment of Tomlinson’s poetry, emphasizing either the startling originality of his imaginative and prescient – a unified imaginative and prescient of a natural-human international – and the subtlety of his poetic paintings. The research is a examining of the poems which goals to teach what they yield to shut scrutiny and to take away misconceptions. recognized for its analytical rendering of sense-impressions and its avoidance of the non-public pronoun, the objectivism of Tomlinson’s poetry isn't really an workout in asceticism, yet a method of enlarging the circumference of the perceiving self, a selection of self which isn't while an inflation of the self-regarding ego. Its subject isn't really gadgets as such yet family members, the relation of the perceiving self to the opposite, of the human to the non-human global. Its acceptance for cool detachment is predicated on a misreading: it's a poetry of power and pleasure, which mixes self-restraint with passionate conviction.

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By Marah Gubar

During this groundbreaking contribution to Victorian and kid's literature experiences, Marah Gubar proposes a basic reconception of the nineteenth-century angle towards formative years. The ideology of innocence was once a lot slower to unfold than we expect, she contends, and the folks whom we think have been such a lot devoted to it--children's authors and individuals of the notorious "cult of the child"--were really deeply ambivalent approximately this Romantic thought. instead of wholeheartedly selling a static excellent of adolescence purity, Golden Age kid's authors frequently signify kids as collaborators who're stuck up within the constraints of the tradition they inhabit, and but no longer necessarily victimized due to this touch with adults and their international. Such nuanced meditations at the vexed factor of the kid's service provider, Gubar indicates, may help modern students to generate extra versatile serious methods to the examine of early life and kid's literature.

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Download E-books The Cambridge Companion to Tolstoy (Cambridge Companions to Literature) PDF

Key dimensions of Tolstoy's writing and existence are explored during this number of particularly commissioned essays. whereas the essays concentrate on Tolstoy's creative creation, the advent presents a quick, unified account of the fellow for whom artwork was once just one task between many. The essays are more desirable by means of supplementary fabric together with a chronology of the interval and certain courses to extra examining. Altogether the amount presents a useful source for students and scholars.

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Download E-books The Cambridge History of Modernism PDF

This Cambridge heritage of Modernism is the 1st finished historical past of modernism within the special Cambridge Histories sequence. It identifies a particular temperament of 'modernism' in the 'modern' interval, setting up the situations of modernized existence because the flooring and warrant for an paintings that turns into 'modernist' by means of advantage of its demonstrably self-conscious involvement during this smooth . Following this sensibility from the tip of the 19th century to the center of the 20 th, monitoring its manifestations throughout pan-European and transatlantic destinations, the forty-three chapters supply a impressive mixture of breadth and concentration. famous students of modernism supply analytical narratives of its literature, tune, visible arts, structure, philosophy, and technological know-how, supplying circumstantial money owed of its varied body of workers of their many settings. those traditionally proficient readings provide definitive money owed of the most important paintings of twentieth-century cultural background and supply a brand new cornerstone for the research of modernism within the present century.

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