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Download E-books Modernism, Memory, and Desire: T. S. Eliot and Virginia Woolf PDF

By Gabrielle McIntire

T. S. Eliot and Virginia Woolf have been nearly detailed contemporaries, readers and critics of every others' paintings, and associates for over two decades. Their writings, even though, are infrequently paired. Modernism, reminiscence, and wish proposes that a few remarkable correspondences exist in Eliot and Woolf's poetic, fictional, severe, and autobiographical texts, quite of their ordinary flip to the language of hope, sensuality, and the physique to render memory's methods. The publication contains huge archival study on a few usually unknown bawdy poetry through T. S. Eliot whereas delivering readings of significant paintings via either writers, together with The Waste Land, 'The Love music of J. Alfred Prufrock', Orlando and To the Lighthouse. McIntire juxtaposes Eliot and Woolf with a number of significant modernist thinkers of reminiscence, together with Sigmund Freud, Friedrich Nietzsche, Henri Bergson and Walter Benjamin, to supply compelling reconsiderations of the relation among textuality, remembrance and the physique in modernist literature.

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Download E-books The Shifting Realities of Philip K. Dick: Selected Literary and Philosophical Writings PDF

By Philip K. Dick

Philip okay. Dick has verified himself as a massive determine in American literature. The panorama of his mind's eye includes a wealth of suggestions and fictional worlds: Nazi-rule in a postwar nightmare; androids and the unification of guy and computing device; and an lifestyles that now not follows the good judgment of fact. His imaginative and prescient has formed the best way we understand the prior and current and the way we glance to the longer term. This first-time assortment assembles his nonfiction writings (the bulk of which both have by no means sooner than been released or have seemed basically in imprecise and out-of-print guides) - essays, journals, speeches, and interviews. In those writings he explores matters starting from the merging of physics and metaphysics to the aptitude impacts of "virtual" truth and its outcomes to a plot-scenario for a possible episode of "Mission: very unlikely, " to the problem that basic "human" values face within the age of know-how and non secular decline. This assortment is right now penetrating and interesting. it truly is guaranteed to reconfirm Philip ok. Dick not just as an incredible science-fiction author but additionally as an explorative philosopher.

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Download E-books The Life of Reason or The Phases of Human Progress: Reason in Society, Volume VII, Book Two (The Works of George Santayana) (Volume 7) PDF

By George Santayana

Santayana's Life of Reason, released in 5 books from 1905 to 1906, ranks as one of many maximum works in glossy philosophical naturalism. Acknowledging the ordinary fabric bases of human lifestyles, Santayana strains the improvement of the human means for appreciating and cultivating the perfect. it's a potential he shows as he articulates a continuity working via animal impulse, sensible intelligence, and excellent concord in cause, society, paintings, faith, and technological know-how. The paintings is an exquisitely rendered imaginative and prescient of human existence lived sanely.

In this moment e-book, Santayana analyzes a number of precise kinds of human organization, from political and fiscal orders to different types of friendship, to figure out what probabilities they supply for the lifetime of cause. He considers, between different issues, love and the affinity for the perfect, the kinfolk, aristocracy and democracy, the parts of really loose friendship (including that of husband and wife), patriotism, and the fitting society of kindred spirits.

This serious variation, quantity VII of The Works of George Santayana, features a chronology, notes, bibliography, textual remark, lists of variations, and different instruments priceless to Santayana students. the opposite 4 books of the amount contain Reason in logic, cause in faith, cause in Art, and Reason in Science.

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Download E-books Charles Olson and Frances Boldereff: A Modern Correspondence PDF

The hugely influential but undisclosed dating among sleek American poet Charles Olson (1910-1970) and Frances Boldereff involves gentle during this first number of their huge, frequently impassioned, correspondence. What starts off with a fan letter from the idiosyncratic highbrow Boldereff quickly surges to an alternate numbering hundreds of thousands of pages. In those letters, one perspectives the early phases of the “Maximus” poems and the constructing poetics embodied in Olson’s 1950 essay on “Projective Verse.” whereas this correspondence unearths a lot in regards to the paintings and lifetime of a guy who grew to become the dominant determine one of the Black Mountain poets, Boldereff herself sticks out as a unprecedented collaborator, occasional lover, and highbrow rival to Olson. listed below are nice minds and inventive spirits stuck up in an trade each piece as riveting because the letters of de Beauvoir and Sartre.

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Download E-books Postmodern Science Fiction and Temporal Imagination (Continuum Literary Studies) PDF

Are we dwelling in a post-temporal age? Has heritage come to an finish? This booklet argues opposed to the common notion of postmodern narrativity as atemporal and ahistorical, claiming that postmodernity is characterised via an explosion of heterogeneous narrative "timeshapes" or chronotopes.

Chronological linearity is being challenged by means of quantum physics that suggests temporal simultaneity; by means of evolutionary conception that charts a number of time-lines; and via non secular and political millenarianism that espouses an apocalyptic finitude of either time and area. whereas technology, faith, and politics have generated new narrative varieties of apprehending temporality, literary incarnations are available within the worlds of technological know-how fiction.

By enticing vintage science-fictional conventions, equivalent to time commute, substitute background, and the top of the realm, and by way of situating those conventions of their cultural context, this ebook deals a brand new and clean standpoint at the narratology and cultural value of time.

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Download E-books Shakespearean Allusion in Crime Fiction: DCI Shakespeare (Palgrave Shakespeare Studies) PDF

This e-book explores why crime fiction so frequently alludes to Shakespeare. It levels largely over a number of authors together with vintage golden age crime writers equivalent to the 4 ‘queens of crime’ (Allingham, Christie, Marsh, Sayers), Nicholas Blake and Edmund Crispin, in addition to newer authors corresponding to Reginald Hill, Kate Atkinson and Val McDermid.  It additionally appears to be like on the fondness for Shakespearean allusion in a couple of tv crime sequence, so much significantly Midsomer Murders, Inspector Morse and Lewis, and considers the targeted sub-genre of detective tales during which a misplaced Shakespeare play is located. It exhibits how Shakespeare allows discussions approximately what constitutes justice, what authorises the detective to trace down the villain, who owns the nation-state, nationwide and social identities, and the query of the way we degree cultural price.

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Download E-books Capital, Class & Technology in Contemporary American Culture: Projecting Post-Fordism PDF

By Nick Heffernan

Within the culture of Mike Davis and Fredric Jameson, Nick Heffernan engages in a sequence of meditations on capital, category and expertise in modern the USA. He turns to the tales we generate and inform ourselves - through fiction, movie journalism, thought - to work out how switch is registered. through investigating quite a few texts, he observes how structural swap impacts the best way humans organise their lives economically, socially and culturally. Case reports comprise Ridley Scott's Blade Runner, William Gibson's our on-line world trilogy, Thomas Pynchon's The Crying of Lot forty nine, and Wim Wenders's till the tip of the realm. utilizing the hyperlinks among narrative cultural varieties and the method of ancient knowing, he brings jointly debates that experience to this point been performed mostly in the separate domain names of political economic climate, social concept and cultural feedback to supply a compelling research of latest cultural swap. through moving postmodernism within the context of adjusting modes of capitalism, Heffernan places the query of sophistication and sophistication supplier again on the centre of the serious time table.

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Download E-books The Love Aesthetics of Maurice Scève: Poetry and Struggle (Cambridge Studies in French) PDF

By Jerry C. Nash

This booklet reassesses the affection poetry of Maurice Scève from a phenomenological point of view. It calls into query the conventional severe view of Scève as a poet fed on via the discomfort and darkness of unrequited love, and pissed off by way of poetic and erotic quests that lead him nowhere. Professor Nash argues as a substitute that the conflicting forces in Scève's poetic expression of affection (light and darkish, evening and day, heaven and hell) lead eventually to a feeling of equilibrium and a transcendent paradisal kingdom, and that the poet's fight is absolutely directed towards this coming to phrases with the which means of ineffable love. Contemplation and portrayal of the ineffable are proven to represent the principal and unifying main issue of this compelling physique of Renaissance love poetry.

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Download E-books Shakespeare and the English Renaissance Sonnet: Verses of Feigning Love PDF

This e-book is an research of the sonnet within the English Renaissance. It particularly lines the family among Shakespeare's sonnets and the ways that different writers use the shape. It appears to be like at how the poetry matches into the historic scenario on the time, in regards to photographs of the relations and of girls. Its exploration of those matters is trained through a lot fresh paintings in serious concept, which it attempts to make as available as attainable.

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