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American Literature as World Literature

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American Literature as World Literature is book by N.a, publish by Bloomsbury Publishing USA with 296 pages. You can read book online free by subscribe to Kindle Unlimited or direct download from the alternative source.
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Isbn : : 1501332287
  • Pages : 296
  • Category : Literary Criticism

For better or worse, America lives in the age of “worlded” literature. Not the world literature of nations and nationalities considered from most powerful and wealthy to the least. And not the world literature found with a map. Rather, the worlded literature of individuals crossing borders, mixing stories, and speaking in dialect. Where translation struggles to be effective and background is itself another story. The “worlded” literature of the multinational corporate publishing industry where the global market is all. The essays in this collection, from some of the most distinguished figures in American studies and literature, explore what it means to consider American literature as world literature.

The Hidden Church of the Holy Graal

Book of The Hidden Church of the Holy Graal
  • Author : Arthur Edward Waite
  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Isbn : : 1465547061
  • Pages : 713
  • Category : Grail

The author was among the first to study western occultism as a spiritual tradition rather than as pseudoscience or religion. This 1909 survey of the Holy Grail legend weaves together the history of how a pagan folk-tale became a vital Christian allegory. Waite makes it a point to extensively describe all source texts of the Grail legend--employing readable yet interesting prose.

In the Skin of a Lion

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  • Author : Michael Ondaatje
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Isbn : : 1551995425
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Fiction

In the Skin of a Lion is a love story and an irresistible mystery set in the turbulent, muscular new world of Toronto in the 20s and 30s. Michael Ondaatje entwines adventure, romance and history, real and invented, enmeshing us in the lives of the immigrants who built the city and those who dreamed it into being: the politically powerful, the anarchists, bridge builders and tunnellers, a vanished millionaire and his mistress, a rescued nun and a thief who leads a charmed life. This is a haunting tale of passion, privilege and biting physical labour, of men and women moved by compassion and driven by the power of dreams -- sometimes even to murder.

Candide

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  • Author : Voltaire Voltaire
  • Publisher : Xist Publishing
  • Isbn : : 1681959526
  • Pages : 131
  • Category : Fiction

Candide by Voltaire from Coterie Classics All Coterie Classics have been formatted for ereaders and devices and include a bonus link to the free audio book. “Do you believe,' said Candide, 'that men have always massacred each other as they do to-day, that they have always been liars, cheats, traitors, ingrates, brigands, idiots, thieves, scoundrels, gluttons, drunkards, misers, envious, ambitious, bloody-minded, calumniators, debauchees, fanatics, hypocrites, and fools?' Do you believe,' said Martin, 'that hawks have always eaten pigeons when they have found them?” ― Voltaire, Candide Candide is a young man who is raised in wealth to be an optimist but when he is forced to make his own way in the world, his assumptions and outlook are challenged.

Culture on Two Wheels

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  • Author : Jeremy Withers,Daniel P. Shea
  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Isbn : : 0803290438
  • Pages : 376
  • Category : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

"Bicycles have more cultural identities than many realize, functioning not only as literal vehicles in a text but also as "vehicles" for that text's themes, ideas, and critiques. In the late nineteenth century the bicycle was seen as a way for the wealthy urban elite to reconnect with nature and for women to gain a measure of personal freedom, while during World War II it became a utilitarian tool of the French Resistance and in 1970s China stood for wealth and modernization. Lately it has functioned variously as the favored ideological steed of environmentalists, a means of community bonding and aesthetic self-expression in hip hop, and the ride of choice for bike messenger-idolizing urban hipsters. Culture on Two Wheels analyzes the shifting cultural significance of the bicycle by examining its appearances in literary, musical, and cinematic works spanning three continents and more than 125 years of history. Bringing together essays by a variety of cyclists and scholars with myriad angles of approach, this collection highlights the bicycle's flexibility as a signifier and analyzes the appearance of bicycles in canonical and well-known texts such as Samuel Beckett's modernist novel Molloy, the Oscar-winning film Breaking Away, and various Stephen King novels and stories, as well as in lesser-known but equally significant texts, such as the celebrated Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky's film Sacrifice and Elizabeth Robins Pennell's nineteenth-century travelogue A Canterbury Pilgrimage, the latter of which traces the route of Chaucer's pilgrims via bicycle. "--

Comets, Cosmology and the Big Bang

Book of Comets, Cosmology and the Big Bang
  • Author : Allan Chapman
  • Publisher : Lion Books
  • Isbn : : 0745980309
  • Pages : 576
  • Category : History

This book will take the story of astronomy on from where Allan Chapman left it in Stargazers, and bring it almost up to date, with the developments and discoveries of the last three centuries. He covers the big names - Halley, Hooke, Herschel, Hubble and Hoyle; and includes the women who pushed astronomy forward, from Caroline Herschel to the Victorian women astronomers. He includes the big discoveries and the huge ideas, from the Milky War, to the Big Bang, the mighty atom, and the question of life on other planets. And he brings in the contributions made in the US, culminating in their race with the USSR to get a man on the moon, before turning to the explosion of interest in astronomy that was pioneered by Sir Patrick Moore and The Sky at Night.

The Undergrounds of the Phantom of the Opera

Book of The Undergrounds of the Phantom of the Opera
  • Author : J. Hogle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : : 1137112883
  • Pages : 262
  • Category : History

This is the most comprehensive analytical study ever done of The Phantom of the Opera in its many different versions from the original Gaston Leroux novel to the present day. It proposes answers to the question, 'why do we keep needing this story told and retold in the Western world?' by revealing the history of deep cultural tensions that underlie the novel and each major adaptation. Using extensive historical and textual evidence and drawing on perspectives from several theories of cultural study, this book argues that we need this tale told and reconfigured because it provides us ways to both confront and disguise how we have fashioned our senses of identity in the Western middle class. The Phantom of the Opera - in varying ways over time - turns out like the 'Gothic' tradition it extends, to be deeply connected to Western self-fashioning in the face of conflicted attitudes about class, gender, race, religious beliefs, Freudian psychology, economic and international tensions, and especially the shifting and permeable boundaries between 'high' and 'low' culture. This book should interest all students of the history of Western culture, as well as those especially fascinated by Gothic fiction, opera, musical theatre, and film.

A Tale of Two Cities

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  • Author : Ruth F. Glancy
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : : 1317943236
  • Pages : 264
  • Category : Literary Criticism

First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Needles, Herbs, Gods, and Ghosts

Book of Needles, Herbs, Gods, and Ghosts
  • Author : Linda L. Barnes
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Isbn : : 0674261917
  • Pages : 480
  • Category : History

When did the West discover Chinese healing traditions? Most people might point to the "rediscovery" of Chinese acupuncture in the 1970s. In Needles, Herbs, Gods, and Ghosts, Linda Barnes leads us back, instead, to the thirteenth century to uncover the story of the West's earliest known encounters with Chinese understandings of illness and healing. As Westerners struggled to understand new peoples unfamiliar to them, how did they make sense of equally unfamiliar concepts and practices of healing? Barnes traces this story through the mid-nineteenth century, in both Europe and, eventually, the United States. She has unearthed numerous examples of Western missionaries, merchants, diplomats, and physicians in China, Europe, and America encountering and interpreting both Chinese people and their healing practices, and sometimes adopting their own versions of these practices. A medical anthropologist with a degree in comparative religion, Barnes illuminates the way constructions of medicine, religion, race, and the body informed Westerners' understanding of the Chinese and their healing traditions.

Richard Wright in a Post-Racial Imaginary

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  • Author : William E. Dow,Alice Mikal Craven,Yoko Nakamura
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Isbn : : 1623566258
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Literary Criticism

In African American fiction, Richard Wright was one of the most significant and influential authors of the twentieth century. Richard Wright in a Post-Racial Imaginary analyses Wright's work in relation to contemporary racial and social issues, bringing voices of established and emergent Wright scholars into dialogue with each other. The essays in this volume show how Wright's best work asks central questions about national alienation as well as about international belonging and the trans-national gaze. Race is here assumed as a superimposed category, rather than a biological reality, in keeping with recent trends in African-American studies. Wright's fiction and almost all of his non-fiction lift beyond the mainstays of African-American culture to explore the potentialities and limits of black trans-nationalism. Wright's trans-native status, his perpetual "outsidedness" mixed with the "essential humanness" of his activist and literary efforts are at the core of the innovative approaches to his work included here.

The Count of Monte Cristo

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  • Author : Alexander Dumas
  • Publisher : BookRix
  • Isbn : : 3736801378
  • Pages : 1837
  • Category : Fiction

The Count of Monte Cristo is an adventure novel by French author Alexandre Dumas. It is one of the author's most popular works, along with The Three Musketeers. Like many of his novels, it is expanded from plot outlines suggested by his collaborating ghostwriter Auguste Maquet. The story takes place in France, Italy and islands in the Mediterranean during the historical events of 1815–1838. It begins from just before the Hundred Days period (when Napoleon returned to power after his exile) and spans through to the reign of Louis-Philippe of France. The historical setting is a fundamental element of the book. An adventure story primarily concerned with themes of hope, justice, vengeance, mercy and forgiveness, it focuses on a man who is wrongfully imprisoned, escapes from jail, acquires a fortune and sets about getting revenge on those responsible for his imprisonment. However, his plans have devastating consequences for the innocent as well as the guilty. In addition, it is a story that involves romance, loyalty, betrayal and selfishness, shown throughout the story as characters slowly reveal their true inner nature. The book is considered a literary classic today. According to Luc Sante, "The Count of Monte Cristo has become a fixture of Western civilization's literature, as inescapable and immediately identifiable as Mickey Mouse, Noah's flood, and the story of Little Red Riding Hood."

The Cinema Book

Book of The Cinema Book
  • Author : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Isbn : : 1838718699
  • Pages : 450
  • Category : Performing Arts

The Cinema Book is widely recognised as the ultimate guide to cinema. Authoritative and comprehensive, the third edition has been extensively revised, updated and expanded in response to developments in cinema and cinema studies. Lavishly illustrated in colour, this edition features a wealth of exciting new sections and in-depth case studies. Sections address Hollywood and other World cinema histories, key genres in both fiction and non-fiction film, issues such as stars, technology and authorship, and major theoretical approaches to understanding film.

Paris Reborn

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  • Author : Stephane Kirkland
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Isbn : : 1250021669
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : History

Stephane Kirkland gives an engrossing account of Napoleon III, Baron Haussmann, and one of the greatest transformations of a major city in modern history Traditionally known as a dirty, congested, and dangerous city, 19th Century Paris, France was transformed in an extraordinary period from 1848 to 1870, when the government launched a huge campaign to build streets, squares, parks, churches, and public buildings. The Louvre Palace was expanded, Notre-Dame Cathedral was restored and the French masterpiece of the Second Empire, the Opéra Garnier, was built. A very large part of what we see when we visit Paris today originates from this short span of twenty-two years. The vision for the new Nineteenth Century Paris belonged to Napoleon III, who had led a long and difficult climb to absolute power. But his plans faltered until he brought in a civil servant, Georges-Eugène Haussmann, to take charge of the implementation. Heedless of controversy, at tremendous cost, Haussmann pressed ahead with the giant undertaking until, in 1870, his political enemies brought him down, just months before the collapse of the whole regime brought about the end of an era. Paris Reborn is a must-read for anyone who ever wondered how Paris, the city universally admired as a standard of urban beauty, became what it is.

Reflections on the Revolution in France

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  • Author : Edmund Burke
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : : 1625585233
  • Pages : 208
  • Category : Philosophy

The author sets before the reader a lifelike picture of the deities of classical times as they were conceived and worshipped by the ancients themselves, and thereby to awaken in the minds of young students a desire to become more intimately acquainted with the noble productions of classical antiquity. The aim was to render the legends, which form the second portion of this work, a picture of old Greek life; its customs, superstitions, and princely hospitalities, for which reason they are given at somewhat greater length than is usual in works of this kind.

Delphi Complete Works of Robert Louis Stevenson (Illustrated)

Book of Delphi Complete Works of Robert Louis Stevenson (Illustrated)
  • Author : Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Publisher : Delphi Classics
  • Isbn : : 1908909161
  • Pages : 11247
  • Category : Fiction

The Scottish novelist, poet, essayist and travel writer Robert Louis Stevenson achieved literary celebrity during his lifetime, with the publication of instant classics such as Treasure Island and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. For the first time in publishing history, this comprehensive eBook presents Stevenson’s complete works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 4) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Stevenson’s life and works * Concise introductions to the novels and other texts * ALL 16 novels, with individual contents tables * Rare unfinished novels * Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Famous works such as TREASURE ISLAND are fully illustrated * Rare uncollected short stories, appearing in digital print for the first time * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry and the short stories * Easily locate the poems or short stories you want to read * Includes Stevenson’s letters - spend hours exploring the author’s personal correspondence * Special criticism section, with essays evaluating Stevenson’s contribution to literature * Features four biographies - discover Stevenson’s literary life * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres * UPDATED with rare stories, new introductions and structural improvements Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Novels TREASURE ISLAND THE BLACK ARROW PRINCE OTTO THE STRANGE CASE OF DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE KIDNAPPED THE MASTER OF BALLANTRAE THE WRONG BOX THE WRECKER CATRIONA THE EBB-TIDE WEIR OF HERMISTON ST. IVES HEATHERCAT THE GREAT NORTH ROAD THE YOUNG CHEVALIER The Short Story Collections NEW ARABIAN NIGHTS MORE NEW ARABIAN NIGHTS - THE DYNAMITER THE MERRY MEN AND OTHER TALES AND FABLES ISLAND NIGHTS’ ENTERTAINMENTS FABLES TALES AND FANTASIES UNCOLLECTED STORIES The Short Stories LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Plays THE CHARITY BAZAAR DEACON BRODIE BEAU AUSTIN ADMIRAL GUINEA MACAIRE The Poetry Collections A CHILD’S GARDEN OF VERSES UNDERWOODS BALLADS SONGS OF TRAVEL AND OTHER VERSES ADDITIONAL POEMS NEW POEMS AND VARIANT READINGS The Poems LIST OF POEMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Travel Writing AN INLAND VOYAGE TRAVELS WITH A DONKEY IN THE CEVENNES EDINBURGH: PICTURESQUE NOTES ESSAYS OF TRAVEL ACROSS THE PLAINS THE SILVERADO SQUATTERS THE OLD AND NEW PACIFIC CAPITALS The Non-Fiction VIRGINIBUS PUERISQUE AND OTHER PAPERS FAMILIAR STUDIES OF MEN AND BOOKS MEMORIES AND PORTRAITS MEMOIR OF FLEEMING JENKIN RECORDS OF A FAMILY OF ENGINEERS ADDITIONAL MEMORIES AND PORTRAITS LATER ESSAYS LAY MORALS AND OTHER PAPERS PRAYERS WRITTEN FOR FAMILY USE AT VAILIMA A FOOTNOTE TO HISTORY IN THE SOUTH SEAS LETTERS FROM SAMOA JUVENILIA AND OTHER PAPERS PIERRE JEAN DE BÉRANGER ARTICLE The Letters THE LETTERS OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON VAILIMA LETTERS The Biographies THE LIFE OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON by Sir Graham Balfour ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON by Alexander H. Japp THE LIFE OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON FOR BOYS AND GIRLS by Jacqueline M. Overton THE LIFE OF MRS. ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON by Nellie Van De Grift Sanchez Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles

Perfume

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  • Author : Patrick Suskind
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Isbn : : 0804152977
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Fiction

An acclaimed bestseller and international sensation, Patrick Suskind’s classic novel provokes a terrifying examination of what happens when one man’s indulgence in his greatest passion—his sense of smell—leads to murder. In the slums of eighteenth-century France, the infant Jean-Baptiste Grenouille is born with one sublime gift—an absolute sense of smell. As a boy, he lives to decipher the odors of Paris, and apprentices himself to a prominent perfumer who teaches him the ancient art of mixing precious oils and herbs. But Grenouille’s genius is such that he is not satisfied to stop there, and he becomes obsessed with capturing the smells of objects such as brass doorknobs and fresh-cut wood. Then one day he catches a hint of a scent that will drive him on an ever-more-terrifying quest to create the “ultimate perfume”—the scent of a beautiful young virgin. Told with dazzling narrative brilliance, Perfume is a hauntingly powerful tale of murder and sensual depravity. Translated from the German by John E. Woods.

Film – An International Bibliography

Book of Film – An International Bibliography
  • Author : Malte Hagener,Michael Töteberg
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : : 3476036863
  • Pages : 479
  • Category : Performing Arts

Kommentierte Bibliografie. Sie gibt Wissenschaftlern, Studierenden und Journalisten zuverlässig Auskunft über rund 6000 internationale Veröffentlichungen zum Thema Film und Medien. Die vorgestellten Rubriken reichen von Nachschlagewerk über Filmgeschichte bis hin zu Fernsehen, Video, Multimedia.

The Wife Between Us

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  • Author : Greer Hendricks,Sarah Pekkanen
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Isbn : : 125013093X
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction

The instant New York Times Bestseller (January 2018)! "A fiendishly smart cat-and-mouse thriller" —New York Times Book Review "Buckle up, because you won't be able to put this one down." —Glamour "Jaw dropping. Unforgettable. Shocking." —Publishers Weekly (starred review) "The best domestic suspense novel since Gone Girl." —In Touch Weekly When you read this book, you will make many assumptions. You will assume you are reading about a jealous ex-wife. You will assume she is obsessed with her replacement – a beautiful, younger woman who is about to marry the man they both love. You will assume you know the anatomy of this tangled love triangle. Assume nothing. Twisted and deliciously chilling, Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen's The Wife Between Us exposes the secret complexities of an enviable marriage - and the dangerous truths we ignore in the name of love. Read between the lies. A 2018 Indie Next Pick | One of Glamour Magazine's Best Books of 2018 | One of Hello Giggles' 19 Books We Can't Wait to Read in 2018 Praise for The Wife Between Us: "Fiendishly clever...in the vein of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train. This one will keep you guessing." —Anita Shreve, New York Times bestselling author of The Stars are Fire “A clever thriller with masterful twists.” – Karin Slaughter, New York Times bestselling author of The Kept Woman "The Wife Between Us delivers a whip smart, twisty plot in a taut, pacy narrative. It's terrific and troubling. This is one scary love triangle where you won't know who to trust. I loved it." –Gilly Macmillan, New York Times bestselling author of What She Knew "A twisty, mind-bending novel about marriage and betrayal. A gripping plot and fascinating characters; this book will keep you turning the pages and guessing until the very end. A must-read!" –Lauren Weisberger, New York Times bestselling author of The Devil Wears Prada “This amazing story gallops along at breakneck speed, with an ending that smacks you between the eyes and takes your breath away. These authors are destined to become trail blazers in the field of psychological suspense books that explode in your hands!” —Nancy Simpson-Brice, Book Vault “Like a house of mirrors, The Wife Between Us kept me guessing around every corner, delving into the complexities of marriage, friendship, and obsession.” —Javier Ramirez, The Book Table

Vintage 1954

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  • Author : Antoine Laurain
  • Publisher : Gallic Books
  • Isbn : : 1910477699
  • Pages : N.A
  • Category : Fiction

'A glorious time-slip caper... Just wonderful’ Daily Mail 'Delightfully nostalgic escapism set in a gorgeously conjured Paris of 1954' Sunday Mirror When Hubert Larnaudie invites some fellow residents of his Parisian apartment building to drink an exceptional bottle of 1954 Beaujolais, he has no idea of its special properties. The following morning, Hubert finds himself waking up in 1950s Paris, as do antique restorer Magalie, mixologist Julien, and Airbnb tenant Bob from Milwaukee, who's on his first trip to Europe. After their initial shock, the city of Edith Piaf and An American in Paris begins to work its charm on them. The four delight in getting to know the French capital during this iconic period, whilst also playing with the possibilities that time travel allows. But, ultimately, they need to work out how to get back to 2017, and time is of the essence...

I'll Never Be French (no matter what I do)

Book of I'll Never Be French (no matter what I do)
  • Author : Mark Greenside
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : : 1416587136
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Travel

In a story that stands above the throngs of travel memoirs, full of gorgeous descriptions of Brittany and at times hysterical encounters with the locals, Mark Greenside describes his initially reluctant travels in this "heartwarming story" (San Francisco Chronicle) where he discovers a second life. When Mark Greenside—a native New Yorker living in California, political lefty, writer, and lifelong skeptic—is dragged by his girlfriend to a tiny Celtic village in Brittany at the westernmost edge of France in Finistère, or what he describes as "the end of the world," his life begins to change. In a playful, headlong style, and with enormous affection for the Bretons, Greenside shares how he makes a life for himself in a country where he doesn't speak the language or understand the culture. He gradually places his trust in the villagers he encounters—neighbors, workers, acquaintances—and he's consistently won over and surprised as he manages to survive day-to-day trials. From opening a bank account and buying a house to removing a beehive from the chimney, he begins to learn the cultural ropes, live among his neighbors, and make new friends. Until he came to this town, Greenside was lost, moving through life without a plan, already in his 40s with little money and no house. He lived as a skeptic who seldom trusts others and has an inclination to be alone. So when he settles into the rhythm of this new French culture—against the backdrop of Brittany's streets surrounded by gorgeous architecture and breathtaking landscapes—not only does he find a home and meaningful relationships in this French countryside, he finds himself. I'll Never Be French (no matter what I do) is both a new beginning and a homecoming for Greenside. It is a memoir about fitting in, not standing out; being part of something larger, not being separate from it; following, not leading. It explores the joys and adventures of living a double life. He has never regretted his journey and, as he advises to those searching for their next adventure, neither will you.