Download E-books CliffsNotes Beowulf (Cliffsnotes Literature Guides) PDF

By Stanley P Baldwin

The unique CliffsNotes examine publications supply specialist observation on significant subject matters, plots, characters, literary units, and ancient heritage. the newest iteration of titles during this sequence additionally gains glossaries and visible parts that supplement the vintage, ordinary format.

CliffsNotes on Beowulf takes you into the epic tale of warriors and unusual beasts. Beowulf is taken into account to be the longest and maximum surviving Anglo-Saxon poem. a few see it as an early party of Christianity. Others imagine it extols – or even condemns – heroic values.

Step into this epic poem and prepare for sword fights, feasts, and treasures. With this research consultant, you’ll manage to stick with the entire motion as you think about the inventive influence of the paintings. you will additionally achieve perception into the features of the unknown poet and the manuscript itself. different positive factors that assist you learn include

  • Character analyses of significant players
  • A personality map that graphically illustrates the relationships one of the characters
  • Critical essays
  • A evaluate part that exams your knowledge
  • A source middle jam-packed with books, articles, movies, and web sites

Classic literature or smooth modern day treasure — you are going to realize it all with professional details and perception from CliffsNotes research guides.

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Download E-books Harry Potter's Bookshelf: The Great Books behind the Hogwarts Adventures PDF

By John Granger

Harry Potter. The identify evokes J.K. Rowling's wondrous global of magic that has captured the imaginations of hundreds of thousands on either the published web page and the silver display with bestselling novels and blockbuster motion pictures. the real magic present in this kid's fable sequence lies not just in its attract humans of every age yet in its connection to the better global of vintage literature.

Harry Potter's Bookshelf: the nice Books in the back of the Hogwarts Adventures explores the literary panorama of topics and genres J.K. Rowling artfully wove all through her novels-and the influential authors and tales that encouraged her. From Jane Austen's Emma and Charles Dickens's classification struggles, during the gothic romances of Dracula and Frankenstein and the detective mysteries of Dorothy L. Sayers, to the dramatic alchemy of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and William Shakespeare, Rowling forged a strong spell with the good books of English literature that remodeled the tale of a tender wizard right into a around the world popular culture phenomenon.

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Download E-books The Literature of Pity PDF

By David Punter

Pity represents a mixture of worry, helplessness and overwhelming agitation. it's a time period which suffuses our daily lives; it's also a deadly time period soaring among approval of sympathy and disapproval of emotional wallowing (as in 'self-pity'). David Punter right here engages with a wealth of theoretical principles to discover the literature of pity, together with Freud, Derrida, Levinas and others. His chapters disguise "Distinguishing Pity", the Aristotelian framework; Buddhism and pity; the pieta within the heart a while and Renaissance; Shakespeare on pity; Milton's pitiless Christianity; pity and charity within the early novel; Blake's perspectives on pity; the Victorian debate, from Austen to Dickens and George Eliot; Brecht and Chekhov on pity and self-pity; "war, and the pity of war"; Jean Rhys and Stevie Smith; pity, immigration and the colony; and at last 3 modern texts through Michel Faber, Kazuo Ishiguro and Cormac McCarthy.

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Download E-books Joyce’s Nietzschean Ethics PDF

By Sam Slote

This can be the 1st book-length therapy of James Joyce's multiplicity of kinds throughout the paintings of Friedrich Nietzsche, the pre-eminent thinker of fashion and perspectivism.

Sam Slote argues that the variety of kinds Joyce deploys all through his works has a moral measurement. instead of a power examine, this booklet matters Joyce's engagement with matters and difficulties which are principal all through Nietzsche's works.

Ultimately, the intersection among Joyce and Nietzsche increases questions of epistemology, aesthetics, ethics and the development of the 'Modern' and hence will be of curiosity to quite a lot of readers and students.

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Download E-books American Fiction in Transition: Observer-Hero Narrative, the 1990s, and Postmodernism PDF

By Adam Kelly

American Fiction in Transition is a examine of the observer-hero narrative, a hugely major yet significantly ignored style of the yank novel. in the course of the lens of this transitional style, the ebook explores the Nineteen Nineties in terms of debates in regards to the finish of postmodernism, and connects the last decade to different transitional classes in US literature. Novels by way of 4 significant modern writers are tested: Philip Roth, Paul Auster, E. L. Doctorow and Jeffrey Eugenides. each one novel has an identical constitution: an observer-narrator tells the tale of a huge individual in his existence who has died. yet every one tale is both in regards to the fight to inform the tale, to discover enough capacity to relate the transitional caliber of the hero's lifestyles. In enjoying out this narrative fight, every one novel thereby addresses the wider challenge of ancient transition, an issue that marks the legacy of the postmodern period in American literature and culture.

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Download E-books Dostoyevsky after Bakhtin: Readings in Dostoyevsky's Fantastic Realism PDF

By Malcolm V. Jones

Contemporary advancements in severe thought shape the foundation for this new examine of Dostoyevsky which evaluates the unconventional contributions to Dostoyevsky feedback made via the critic and literary theorist M.M. Bakhtin. Malcolm Jones first redefines Dostoyevsky's much-debated "fantastic realism"; accepting Bakhtin's interpreting of Dostoyevsky in its necessities, he seeks out its weaknesses and develops it in new instructions. Taking recognized texts by way of Dostoyevsky in flip, Jones illustrates elements in their multivoicedness: the emotional and highbrow turmoil suffered by way of person characters within the novels; the common surprises that undermine the arrogance of readers (and different characters) who believe they've got totally understood a personality; and eventually the various ways that Dostoyevsky's texts utilize either real documentation and Romantic traditions of unreality.

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Download E-books The Wet Collection: Essays PDF

By Joni Tevis

Utilizing such versions as Joseph Cornell’s field structures, loopy quilts, and specimen displays,
Joni Tevis areas fragments in courting to one another so as to puzzle out misplaced histories,
particularly these of girls. Navigating the peril and pleasure of outward journeys
complicated by way of an inward eager for domestic, The rainy Collection follows Tevis via several
adventures that coalesce right into a narrative imbued with the sunshine of Tevis’s Southern upbringing.
Written with a poet’s lyricism, a scientist’s precision, and a theologian’s realizing of
the international because it shifts round us, The rainy Collection is the fascinating debut of a particular voice.

"Tevis’s writing, a show off for her pursuits in faith, memoir, normal examine and women’s
history, is distinct and exact, and during this selection of musings, she builds tremendous principles out of small fragments...Far from the common memoir or essay assortment, this quantity showcases a special, meticulous and alluring voice.”
Publishers Weekly

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Download E-books The Cambridge Companion to Coleridge (Cambridge Companions to Literature) PDF

Samuel Taylor Coleridge is among the such a lot influential, and probably the most enigmatic, of all Romantic figures. This Cambridge spouse does complete justice to the various features of Coleridge's existence and paintings. specifically commissioned essays specialize in his significant poems, his notebooks and the Biographia Literaria. recognition is given to his position as talker, journalist, critic, and thinker, his politics, faith, and his modern and next attractiveness. A chronology and publications to extra examining whole the amount, making this an imperative consultant to Coleridge and his paintings.

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Download E-books The Plays (The Collected Works of W. B. Yeats, Volume 2) PDF

By W. B. Yeats

Author note: David R. Clark (Editor), Rosalind E. Clark (Editor)
Publish 12 months note: First released 1934
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The amassed Works of W. B. Yeats, quantity II: The Plays is a part of a fourteen-volume sequence below the final editorship of eminent Yeats students Richard J. Finneran and George generators Harper. this whole variation contains nearly all the Nobel laureate's released paintings, in authoritative texts and with broad explanatory notes.

The Plays, edited by way of David R. Clark and Rosalind E. Clark, is the first-ever entire number of Yeats's performs that honors the order during which the performs first seemed. It offers the newest and such a lot actual texts in Yeats's lifetime, in addition to vast editorial notes and emendations.

Though top often called probably the most very important poets of the 20th century, from the start of his occupation William Butler Yeats understood the worth of his performs and his poetry to be an identical. In 1923, while he authorized the Nobel Prize for Literature, Yeats steered that "perhaps the English committees might by no means have despatched you my identify if I had written no plays...if my lyric poetry had no longer a top quality of speech practiced at the stage." certainly, Yeats's nice fulfillment in poetry shouldn't be allowed to imprecise his amazing and leading edge accomplishments as a dramatist.

In The Plays, David and Rosalind Clark have restored the performs to the ultimate order during which Yeats deliberate for them to be released. This quantity opens with Yeats's creation for an unpublished Scribner assortment and encompasses all of his dramatic paintings, from The Countess Cathleen to The demise of Cuchulain.

The Plays allows readers to determine sincerely, for the 1st time, the ways that Yeats's very assorted dramatic kinds developed over the process his existence, and to understand absolutely the significance of drama within the oeuvre of this maximum of recent poets.

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Download E-books Forms: Whole, Rhythm, Hierarchy, Network PDF

By Caroline Levine

Forms deals a strong new solution to 1 of the main urgent difficulties dealing with literary, severe, and cultural experiences today--how to attach shape to political, social, and ancient context. Caroline Levine argues that types arrange not just artistic endeavors but in addition political life--and our makes an attempt to understand either paintings and politics. Inescapable and regularly troubling, kinds form each element of our adventure. but, types do not impose their order in any uncomplicated means. a number of shapes, styles, and preparations, overlapping and colliding, generate complicated and unpredictable social landscapes that problem and unsettle traditional analytic types in literary and cultural studies.

Borrowing the idea that of "affordances" from layout thought, this ebook investigates the explicit ways in which 4 significant forms--wholes, rhythms, hierarchies, and networks--have dependent tradition, politics, and scholarly wisdom throughout sessions, and it proposes fascinating new methods of linking formalism to historicism and literature to politics. Levine rereads either formalist and antiformalist theorists, together with Cleanth Brooks, Michel Foucault, Jacques Rancière, Mary Poovey, and Judith Butler, and he or she bargains enticing money owed of a variety of gadgets, from medieval convents and smooth subject parks to Sophocles's Antigone and the tv sequence The Wire.

The result's a considerably new frame of mind approximately shape for the following iteration and crucial analyzing for students and scholars around the humanities who needs to combat with the matter of shape and context.

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