By David S. Arnold
Through exploring the spiritual dimensions of significant kinds of sleek fiction, the writer goals to light up particular methods of knowing the importance of narrative for reports in literature and faith.
By Carol Hanbery MacKay
This can be a team of essays which discover how dramatic impulses underlie Dickens' perception of himself and his paintings - in addition to how they have been remodeled into the dynamic global of his fiction. The paintings additionally considers Dickens' dating with girls (actresses an his personal characters) and the background of Victorian and sleek theatre. Carol Hanbery MacKay is writer of "Soliloquy in Nineteenth-Century Fiction".
By Andrew Shenton
Arvo Pärt is among the such a lot influential and generally played modern composers. round 1976 he built an leading edge new compositional procedure referred to as 'tintinnabuli' (Latin for 'sounding bells'), which has had a rare measure of good fortune. it's usually played all over the world, has been utilized in award-winning movies, and items equivalent to Für Alina and Spiegel im Siegel became general repertoire. This selection of essays, written by means of a exceptional overseas workforce of students and performers, is the fundamental consultant to Arvo Pärt and his song. The e-book starts off with a common creation to Pärt's lifestyles and works, masking very important biographical information and outlining his most vital compositions. chapters learn the tintinnabuli sort and are complemented via essays which debate Pärt's inventive strategy. The ebook additionally examines the religious point of Pärt's track and contextualizes him within the cultural milieu of the twenty-first century and on the market.
By M. Hurst
Drawing on serious frameworks, this examine establishes the centrality of language, gender, and neighborhood within the quest for id in modern American fiction. Close readings of novels through Alice Walker, Ernest Gaines, Ann Beattie, John Updike, Chang-rae Lee, and Rudolfo Anaya, between others, show how participants locate their American identities by means of discovering their own voices inside of a culturally diversified and gender wakeful environment.
By Malcolm Bradbury
An account of the advance of the British novel within the twentieth century, and a significant other quantity to the author's the trendy American Novel. some of the major traces are laid out, and the ebook incorporates a particular survey of post-war writing and the scene this present day.
By Maurice Leblanc
By Eugene Hudson Long, R. G. Collmer
Covers a various variety of pursuits in American literature.
By Suzanne Cole
In Victorian England, Tallis used to be ever-present: in performances of his tune, in debts of his biography, and during his illustration in actual monuments. identified within the 19th century because the 'Father of English Church Music', Tallis occupies a valuable place within the heritage of the song of the Anglican Church. This ebook examines intimately the reception of 2 works that lie on the stylistic extremes of his output: Spem in alium, revived within the 1830s, notwithstanding often now not significantly popular, and the Responses, that have been very hot. a detailed examine of the performances, manuscripts and variations of those works casts mild at the intersections among the antiquarian, liturgical and aesthetic objectives of nineteenth-century editors and musicians. by means of tracing Tallis's reception in nineteenth-century England, the writer charts the carry Tallis had at the Victorians and the ways that Anglican - and English - id used to be outlined and challenged.
By Sterling Professor of the Humanities Harold Bloom
'Sophocles, in a play that received in basic terms moment prize, created a masterpiece that during the eyes of posterity has overshadowed any other fulfillment within the box of old drama. In it he performed on definite latent terrors which are a part of man's nature in every kind of societies and in any respect epochs; terrors whose impression could pervade our lives in methods we scarcely bet ...' those phrases come from the advent to Dr Dawe's version of Oedipus Rex. In an try and examine why this play '...has exercised one of these strong and long-lasting fascination at the human brain' Dr Dawe devotes his advent to an exam of the content material of the tale and to the method displayed by means of Sophocles within the unfolding of the plot. The statement offers authoritatively with difficulties of language and expression. this can be an version for classical students, undergraduates, and scholars within the higher types of faculties. The advent calls for no wisdom of Greek and should be learn via an individual attracted to Greek literature and drama.
By Virginia Woolf
This quantity is a pupil compendium of the 3 such a lot frequently-studied novels of Virginia Woolf. those 3 novels, written in mid-career, validated her recognition as a big modernist author. the entire, so much authoritative texts, edited from the 1st variants, were published. within the advent the novels are mentioned in the context of Woolf's oeuvre as a complete. every one novel is then thought of separately as its genesis is traced from originating notion to ultimate model.