Download Anatomy of a Short Story : Nabokov's Puzzles, Codes, Signs by Leving, Yuri; Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich; Banville, PDF

By Leving, Yuri; Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich; Banville, John

Seeing that its first book in 1948, certainly one of Vladimir Nabokovs shortest brief tales, symptoms and logos, has generated maybe extra interpretations and demanding appraisal than the other that he wrote. it's been known as one of many maximum brief tales ever written and a triumph of economic climate and strength, minute realism and shimmering secret (Brian Boyd, Vladimir Nabokov: the yankee Years). half and parcel of a Read more...

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Download The Public Eye: Ideology and the Police Procedural by Robert P. Winston, Nancy C. Mellerski PDF

By Robert P. Winston, Nancy C. Mellerski

This booklet explores the complicated roles which this sub-genre performs in mass tradition. The police procedural usually creates an illusory social concord, valorizing participation in a company constitution just like the police squad. even if, the authors into consideration right here - McClure, Freeling, Sjowall and Wahloo, van de Wetering - search to rework the police procedural right into a automobile that foregrounds social, political and ethical issues. by way of interpreting a favored shape, the authors articulate refined interventions within the ideological trouble of overdue capitalism. This publication is designed to be of curiosity to departments of literature and language, for college kids of yankee literature and for college kids of cultural reviews.

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Download Henry Miller, the inhuman artist : a philosophical inquiry by Indrek Männiste PDF

By Indrek Männiste

Against skeptics, Manniste argues that Miller does certainly have a philosophy of his personal, which underpins such a lot of his texts. it really is confirmed that this philosophy, as a metaphysical feel of lifestyles, varieties a approach the knowledge of that is essential to competently clarify even the most simple of Miller's rules. construction upon his proposal of the inhuman artist, Miller's philosophical beginning is published via his literary assaults opposed to the metaphysical layout of the fashionable age. it's argued that, by way of repudiating probably the most effective parts of past due modernity resembling background, sleek expertise and an aesthetisized view of paintings, Miller paves the best way for overcoming Western metaphysics. eventually it's confirmed that, philosophically, this objective is ruled through Miller's idiosyncratic thought of paintings, within which one is led in the direction of self-liberation via transcending the fashionable society and its dehumanizing pursuits.

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Download Rethinking East Asian Languages, Vernaculars, and by Benjamin Elman PDF

By Benjamin Elman

The authors examine new perspectives of the classical as opposed to vernacular dichotomy which are specifically vital to the recent historiography of China and East Asian languages. in keeping with contemporary debates initiated through Sheldon Pollock's findings for South Asia, we research replacement frameworks for knowing East Asian languages among a thousand and 1919. utilizing new resources, making new connections, and re-examining outdated assumptions, we have now requested no matter if and why East and SE Asian languages (e.g., chinese language, Manchu, Mongolian, Jurchen, Korean, eastern, and Vietnamese) will be analysed in mild of a Eurocentric dichotomy of Latin as opposed to vernaculars. This dialogue has inspired us to discover even if ecu modernity is an acceptable average in any respect for East Asia. separately and jointly, we have now sought to set up linkages among societies with no creating a priori assumptions concerning the nations' inner constructions or the family tree in their connections. members comprise: Benjamin Elman; Peter Kornicki; John Phan; Wei Shang; Haruo Shirane; Marten Soderblom Saarela; Daniel Trambaiolo; Atsuko Ueda; Sixiang Wang.

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Download Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman (Dialogue) by Eric J. Sterling PDF

By Eric J. Sterling

Arthur Miller's demise of a salesperson, the 3rd quantity within the discussion sequence, covers six significant and arguable themes facing Miller's vintage play. the themes contain feminism and the position of girls within the drama, the yankee Dream, company and capitalism, the importance of know-how, the legacy that Willy leaves to Biff, and Miller's use of symbolism. The authors of the essays contain well known Arthur Miller students equivalent to Terry Otten and the past due Steven Centola in addition to younger, rising students. the various essays, fairly those written by means of the rising students, are likely to hire literary concept whereas those by means of the validated students are inclined to illustrate the strengths of conventional feedback by means of analyzing the textual content heavily. it truly is attention-grabbing to determine how students at assorted levels in their educational careers method a given subject from particular views and occasionally different methodologies. The essays provide insightful and provocative readings of loss of life of a salesperson in a suite that would turn out fairly precious to students and scholars of Miller's most famed play.

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Download Romantic Atheism: Poetry and Freethought, 1780-1830 by Martin Priestman PDF

By Martin Priestman

Romantic Atheism explores the hyperlinks among English Romantic poetry and the 1st burst of outspoken atheism in Britain from the 1780s onwards. Martin Priestman examines the paintings of Blake, Coleridge, Wordsworth, Shelley, Byron and Keats of their such a lot intellectually radical classes, setting up the intensity in their engagement with such discourses, and often times their lively participation. equivalent recognition is given to much less canonical writers: such poet-intellectuals as Erasmus Darwin, Sir William Jones, Richard Payne Knight and Anna Laetitia Barbauld, and controversialists together with Holbach, Volney, Paine, Priestley, Godwin, Richard Carlile and Eliza Sharples (these final particularly representing the shut hyperlinks among punishably outspoken atheism and radical working-class politics). specially, the ebook conveys the thrill of Romantic atheism, whose dramatic appeals to new advancements in politics, technology and comparative mythology lend it a protean strength belied by means of the typical and more moderen perception of 'loss of faith'.

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Download Characters and Plots in the Fiction of James M. Cain by Robert L. Gale PDF

By Robert L. Gale

A pioneer in "hard-boiled fiction," James Mallahan Cain completed repute together with his first novel, The Postman regularly jewelry two times. His Double Indemnity and Mildred Pierce quickly undefined, as did profitable motion picture models of all 3 novels. together with his seventeen different novels and various brief tales, Cain is still probably the most influential writers of the 20th century. This reference advisor to Cain's oeuvre deals a chronology detailing his existence as reporter, Hollywood scenarist, and best-selling writer. Entries for his fiction keep on with, with plot synopses, id of greater than 900 characters, and significant commentaries, many mentioning works for additional examining. An creation to Cain's fiction and a source for students and aficionados, this compendium presents the main thorough exploration thus far of this significant American author.

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