By C. W. Sullivan III
At the shut of the 19th century, American youths built a growing to be curiosity in electrical energy and its purposes, machines, and gadgetry. whilst authors and publishers famous the level of this curiosity in know-how, they sought to create interpreting fabrics that may meet this marketplace want. the outcome was once technology fiction written in particular for teens. whereas critics tended to overlook younger grownup technology fiction for many years, they steadily got here to acknowledge its sensible and cultural price. technological know-how fiction encouraged many teenagers to review technology and engineering and helped foster technological innovation. while, those works additionally explored cultural and social issues normally linked to critical literature. Nor was once younger grownup technology fiction a mainly American phenomenon: authors in different nations likewise wrote technology fiction for younger grownup readers. This e-book examines younger grownup technological know-how fiction within the U.S. and several nations and explores matters relevant to the genre.
The first a part of the booklet treats the bigger contexts of younger grownup technological know-how fiction and comprises chapters on its heritage and improvement. integrated are discussions of technology fiction for teenagers within the U.S. and in Canada, nice Britain, Germany, and Australia. those chapters are written through professional individuals and chart the heritage of younger grownup technological know-how fiction from the 19th century to the current. the second one portion of the booklet considers issues of targeted curiosity to younger grownup technological know-how fiction. many of the chapters examine specific varieties and expressions of technology fiction, corresponding to motion pictures and comedian books. Others deal with specific themes, equivalent to the portrayal of girls in Robert Heinlein's works and representations of warfare in younger grownup technological know-how fiction. yet one more bankruptcy stories the younger grownup technological know-how fiction novel as a coming-of-age tale and therefore is helping distinguish the style from technology fiction written for grownup readers. All chapters mirror present study, and the amount concludes with vast bibliographies.
The multifaceted and labyrinthine oeuvre of the Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa (1888-1935) is exotic via having been written and released lower than greater than seventy varied names. those weren't mere pseudonyms, yet what Pessoa termed `heteronyms,' absolutely learned identities possessed not just of wildly divergent writing types and critiques, but additionally of exact biographies. in lots of situations, their self reliant existences prolonged to their book of letters and significant readings of every other's works (and these of Pessoa `himself').
Long acclaimed in continental Europe and Latin the United States as a towering presence in literary modernism, Pessoa has extra lately began to obtain the eye of an English-speaking public. Embodying Pessoa responds to this new development of curiosity. The collection's twelve essays, preceded by means of a common advent and grouped into 4 themed sections, practice various present interpretative versions either to the extra favourite canon of Pessoa's output, and to much less well-known texts - in lots of instances only in the near past released. As a complete, this paintings diverges from conventional Pessoa feedback by means of attesting to the significance of corporeal physicality in his heteronymous test and to the prominence of representations of (gendered) sexuality in his paintings.
By Harold Bloom
James Joyce is likely one of the such a lot respected writers of the 20 th century. he's stated to have remodeled novelistic conventions via experimentation in language and narrative constitution. Ulysses, A Portrait of the Artist as a tender guy, and "Eumaeus" are between his works studied here.
This identify, James Joyce, a part of Chelsea apartment Publishers’ sleek severe perspectives sequence, examines the key works of James Joyce via full-length severe essays by way of specialist literary critics. moreover, this name incorporates a brief biography on James Joyce, a chronology of the author’s existence, and an introductory essay written by means of Harold Bloom, Sterling Professor of the arts, Yale collage.
By Roland Greene
Blood. Invention. Language. Resistance. global. 5 usual phrases that do loads of conceptual paintings in lifestyle and literature. during this unique test in serious semantics, Roland Greene considers how those 5 phrases replaced over the process the 16th century and what their alterations point out approximately broader forces in technological know-how, politics, and different disciplines.
Greene discusses a large swath of Renaissance and transatlantic literature—including Shakespeare, Cervantes, Camões, and Milton—in phrases of the improvement of those phrases instead of works, careers, or histories. He creates a style for describing and figuring out the semantic alterations that take place, extending his argument to different phrases that function within the related demeanour. Aiming to shift the dialog round Renaissance literature from present ways to riskier organizations, Greene additionally demanding situations semantic-historicist students, providing a mode that takes good thing about electronic assets like full-text databases yet nonetheless depends upon the interpreter to style principles out of normal language. 5 phrases is an leading edge and obtainable booklet that issues the sphere of literary reviews in an exhilarating new path.
By Robert C. Evans
Ntroducing scholars to the entire variety of serious approachesto the poetry of the interval, views on global warfare I Poetry is an authoritative and obtainable advisor to the intense number of foreign poetic responses to the nice conflict of 1914-18. each one bankruptcy covers a number of significant poets, and publications the reader via shut readings of poems from a whole diversity of theoretical views, together with: • Classical • Formalist • Psychoanalytic • Marxist • Structuralist • Reader-response • New Historicist • Feminist together with the complete textual content of every poem mentioned and poetry from British, North American and Commonwealth writers, the publication explores the paintings of such poets as: Thomas Hardy, A.E. Housman, Alys Fane Trotter, Eva Dobell, Charlotte Mew, John McCrae, Edward Thomas, Eleanor Farjeon, Margaret Sackville, Sara Teasdale, Siegfried Sassoon, Rupert Brooke, Teresa Hooley, Isaac Rosenberg, Leon Gellert, Marian Allen, Vera Brittain, Margaret Postgate Cole, Wilfred Owen, E.E. Cummings and David Jones.
By Lydia Ginzburg
Related in significance to Mikhail Bakhtin, Lydia Ginzburg exclusive herself between Soviet literary critics via her research of the social and ancient parts that relate verbal artwork to lifestyles in a specific tradition. Her paintings speaks on to these Western critics who could locate that deconstructionist and psychoanalytical recommendations by means of themselves are incapable of addressing the whole which means of literature. right here, in her first ebook to be translated into English, Ginzburg examines the reciprocal dating among literature and lifestyles by way of exploring the advance of just like character as either a classy and social phenomenon. exhibiting that the boundary among conventional literary genres and other forms of writing is a traditionally variable one, Ginzburg discusses a variety of Western texts from the eighteenth century onward--including universal letters and different old and social files, autobiographies similar to the Memoires of Saint-Simon, Rousseau's Confessions, and Herzen's My prior and options, and the novels of Stendhal, Flaubert, Turgenev, and Tolstoi. an enormous section of the examine is dedicated to Tolstoi's contribution to the literary research of character, specially in his epic landscape of Russian existence, warfare and Peace, and in Anna Karenina.
By Catie Marron
Urban Parks illuminates the spirit and wonder of the world's such a lot enjoyed urban parks: a rare visible and poetic trip from London to Brooklyn, Calcutta to Chicago, and Paris to San Francisco, captured in breathtaking images and the evocative phrases of celebrated writers and personalities.
By Siegbert Solomon Prawer
Note: First released in 1976
"Very few men" stated Bakunin; have learn as a lot, and, it can be further, have learn as intelligently, as M. Marx.; S. S. Prawer’s hugely influential paintings explores how the area of ingenious literature—poems, novels, plays—infused and formed Marx’s writings, from his unpublished correspondence, to his pamphlets and significant works. In exploring Marx's use of literary texts, from Aeschylus to Balzac, and the valuable function of artwork and literature within the improvement of his serious imaginative and prescient, Karl Marx and global Literature is a forensic masterpiece of serious research.
By Mary Catherine Gordon
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Where do you live? the reply to this probably basic query could be extra advanced than you'd think.
Drawing on own adventure, Mary Gordon examines a variety of varieties of abode-from her adolescence residence in a ways Rockaway to flats in Palo Alto, Rome, and the higher West Side-as good because the very idea of “home" and the way it has advanced over the years. wealthy in insightful observations from writers and thinkers as varied as Gaston Bachelard, Le Corbusier, Emerson, Colette, and Edith Wharton, At domestic skillfully provokes us to probe our personal recommendations approximately what “home" really capability to every folks. Notions of security, morality, cleanliness, convenience, and the altering nature of the relatives are only a number of the colours Gordon makes use of to color an exciting portrait of a spot all of us idea we knew.
By Stephen Kern
Top student Stephen Kern bargains a probing research of the modernist novel, encompassing American, British and ecu works. prepared thematically, the e-book bargains a accomplished research of the stunningly unique formal thoughts in novels through Conrad, Joyce, Woolf, Proust, Gide, Faulkner, Dos Passos, Kafka, Musil and others. Kern contextualizes and explains how formal suggestions captured the dynamic historical past of the interval, reconstructed as ten grasp narratives. He additionally attracts in short on poetry and portray of the 1st 1/2 the 20 th century. The Modernist Novel is determined to develop into a basic resource for discussions of the style and an invaluable creation to the topic for college students and students of modernism and twentieth-century literature.