Aeschylus: The Oresteia by Simon Goldhill

By Simon Goldhill

Simon Goldhill makes a speciality of the play's themes--justice, sexual politics, violence, and the position of guy in historic Greek culture--in this common creation to Aeschylus' Oresteia, essentially the most very important and influential of all Greek dramas. After exploring how Aeschylus constructs a delusion for town within which he lived, a last bankruptcy considers the impression of the Oresteia on extra modern theater. The volume's equipped constitution and advisor to extra studying will make it a useful reference for college students and teachers.

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Ruined By Reading: A Life in Books by Lynne Sharon Schwartz

By Lynne Sharon Schwartz

A l. a. occasions e-book assessment most sensible ebook of 1996

'Without books how may i've got turn into myself?' during this splendidly written meditation, Lynne Sharon Schwartz bargains deeply felt perception into why we learn and the way what we learn shapes our lives. a fascinating party of the broadcast word.

From the exchange Paperback edition.

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A Franz Kafka Encyclopedia by Richard T. Gray, Ruth V. Gross, Rolf J. Goebel, Clayton

By Richard T. Gray, Ruth V. Gross, Rolf J. Goebel, Clayton Koelb

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Known for depicting alienation, frustration, and the victimization of the person through impenetrable bureaucracies, Kafka's works have given upward push to the time period Kafkaesque. This encyclopedia information Kafka's existence and writings.

Included are greater than 800 alphabetically prepared entries on his works, characters, kin and buddies, subject matters, and different subject matters. many of the entries cite works for extra examining, and the Encyclopedia closes with a specific, normal bibliography.

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Alice Munro (Early Canadian Poetry Series - Criticism & by Brenda Pfaus

By Brenda Pfaus

Alice Munro, recipient of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature, is surely between Canada's maximum dwelling writers. during this specific, exciting assortment, Brenda Pfaus provides clean insights into a few of Munro's such a lot enduring works: Lives of ladies and girls (1971), Who Do you're thinking that you're? (1978), Dance of the chuffed colours (1968), Something I've Been aspiring to inform you (1974), and The Moons of Jupiter (1982).

This number of essays reaches from the early years of Munro's occupation via her major as a author, while she penned her so much influential works.

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Culture in a Liquid Modern World by Zygmunt Bauman

By Zygmunt Bauman

In its unique formula, ‘culture' used to be meant to be an agent for swap, a project undertaken with the purpose of training ‘the people' by way of bringing the easiest of human proposal and creativity to them. yet in our modern liquid-modern international, tradition has misplaced its missionary position and has turn into a way of seduction: it seeks not to enlighten the folk yet to seduce them. The functionality of tradition at the present time isn't really to fulfill current wishes yet to create new ones, whereas at the same time making sure that present wishes stay completely unfulfilled. tradition this day likens itself to a massive division shop the place the cabinets are overflowing with fascinating items which are replaced every day - simply lengthy sufficient to stimulate wishes whose gratification is eternally postponed.

In this new publication, Zygmunt Bauman - essentially the most extraordinary and influential social thinkers of our time - retraces the peregrinations of the concept that of tradition and examines its destiny in an international marked via the strong new forces of globalization, migration and the intermingling of populations. He argues that Europe has a very vital position to play in revitalizing our realizing of tradition, accurately simply because Europe, with its nice variety of peoples, languages and histories, is the distance the place the opposite is usually one's neighbour and the place every one is continually known as upon to benefit from every person else.

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Cardenio between Cervantes and Shakespeare: The Story of a by Roger Chartier

By Roger Chartier

How may still we learn a textual content that doesn't exist, or current a play the manuscript of that's misplaced and the identification of whose writer can't be verified for definite? Such is the enigma posed by means of Cardenio - a play played in England for the 1st time in 1612 or 1613 and attributed 40 years later to Shakespeare (and Fletcher). Its plot is that of a '€˜novella'€™ inserted into Don Quixote, a piece that circulated in the course of the significant international locations of Europe, the place it used to be translated and tailored for the theatre. In England, Cervantes'€™ novel used to be recognized and stated even ahead of it was once translated in 1612 and had encouraged Cardenio. yet there's extra at stake during this enigma. This used to be a time while, thank you typically to the discovery of the printing press, there has been a proliferation of discourses. there has been usually a response while it was once feared that this proliferation may develop into over the top, and plenty of writings have been weeded out. now not all have been destined to outlive, particularly performs for the theatre, which, in lots of circumstances, have been by no means released. This style, located on the backside of the literary hierarchy, used to be like minded to the lifestyles of ephemeral works. besides the fact that, if an writer turned well-known, the will for an archive of his works brought on the discovery of textual relics, the recovery of remainders ruined via the passing of time or, so as to fill within the gaps, at times, even the fabrication of forgeries. Such used to be the destiny of Cardenio within the eighteenth century. Retracing the background of this play for that reason leads one to ask yourself in regards to the prestige, some time past, of works at the present time judged to be canonical. during this ebook the reader will rediscover the malleability of texts, reworked as they have been by means of translations and diversifications, their migrations from one style to a different, and their altering meanings developed via their a number of publics. because of Roger Chartier's forensic talents, clean gentle is solid upon the secret of a play missing a textual content yet no longer an writer.

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Odd Jobs: Essays and Criticism by John Updike

By John Updike

To supplement his paintings as a fiction author, John Updike approved any variety of extraordinary jobs-book studies and introductions, speeches and tributes, a "few paragraphs" on baseball or attractiveness or Borges-and observed each one as "an chance to profit anything, or to extract from inside of a few unsuspected wisdom." during this, his greatest number of diversified prose, he brings generosity and perception to the works and lives of William Dean Howells, George Bernard Shaw, Philip Roth, Muriel Spark, and dozens extra. Novels from outposts of postmodernism like Turkey, Albania, Israel, and Nigeria are reviewed, as are biographies of Cleopatra and Dorothy Parker. The greater than 100 concerns of books are flanked, on one facet, via brief tales, a playlet, and private essays, and, at the different, by way of essays on his personal oeuvre. Updike's atypical jobs will be the other writer's leader work.

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My Mother Was a Computer: Digital Subjects and Literary by N. Katherine Hayles

By N. Katherine Hayles

We are living in a global, in keeping with N. Katherine Hayles, the place new languages are continually rising, proliferating, and fading into obsolescence. those are languages of our personal making: the programming languages written in code for the clever machines we name desktops. Hayles's most modern exploration offers an exhilarating new approach of knowing the family among code and language and considers how their interactions have affected artistic, technological, and inventive practices.

My mom used to be a Computer explores how the impression of code on lifestyle has develop into akin to that of speech and writing: las anguage and code have grown extra entangled, the strains that when separated people from machines, analog from electronic, and previous applied sciences from new ones became blurred. My mom was once a Computer provides us the instruments essential to make experience of those advanced relationships. Hayles argues that we are living in an age of intermediation that demanding situations our principles approximately language, subjectivity, literary gadgets, and textuality. This technique of intermediation happens the place electronic media have interaction with cultural practices linked to older media, and the following Hayles sharply portrays such interactions: how code differs from speech; how digital textual content differs from print; the results of electronic media at the concept of the self; the results of digitality on revealed books; our conceptions of pcs as dwelling beings; the prospect that human realization itself could be computational; and the subjective cosmology in which people see the universe in the course of the lens in their personal electronic age.

We are the kids of pcs in additional than one feel, and no critic has performed greater than N. Katherine Hayles to give an explanation for how those applied sciences outline us and our tradition. Heady and provocative, My mom used to be a Computer could be judged as her most sensible paintings but.

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