Courtly Letters in the Age of Henry VIII: Literary Culture by Seth Lerer

By Seth Lerer

This revisionary examine of the origins of courtly literature finds the tradition of spectatorship and voyeurism that formed early Tudor English literary lifestyles. via new examine into the reception of Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde, it demonstrates how Pandarus turned the version of the early glossy courtier. In shut readings of early Tudor poetry, court docket drama, letters, manuscript anthologies and published books, Seth Lerer illuminates a "Pandaric" global of displayed our bodies, surreptitious letters, and transgressive performances.

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Wedding in December by Anita Shreve

By Anita Shreve

At an hotel within the Berkshire Mountains, seven former schoolmates assemble to have a good time a wedding--a reunion that turns into the celebration of striking revelations because the associates jointly bear in mind a long-ago evening that indelibly marked every one in their lives. Written with the fluent narrative artistry that distinguishes all of Anita Shreve's bestselling novels, a marriage in December acutely probes the mysteries of the human center and the unending attract of paths no longer taken.

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The Little Review "Ulysses" by James Joyce, Mark Gaipa, Sean Latham, Robert Scholes

By James Joyce, Mark Gaipa, Sean Latham, Robert Scholes

James Joyce’s Ulysses first seemed in print within the pages of an American avant-garde journal, The Little Review, among 1918 and 1920. the unconventional many deliberate to be an important literary paintings of the 20 th century used to be, on the time, deemed obscene and scandalous, leading to the eventual seizure of The Little Review and the putting of a criminal ban on Joyce’s masterwork that will no longer be lifted within the usa until eventually 1933. For the 1st time, The Little overview “Ulysses” brings jointly the serial installments of Ulysses to create a brand new variation of the radical, allowing academics, scholars, students, and common readers to work out how one of many earlier century’s such a lot bold and influential prose narratives developed, and the way it was once firstly brought to an viewers who well-known its radical strength to remodel Western literature. This specified and crucial book additionally comprises essays and illustrations designed to assist readers comprehend the wealthy contexts during which Ulysses first seemed and hint the complicated adjustments Joyce brought after it used to be banned.

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Convention and innovation in literature by Theo D'haen, Rainer Grübel, Helmut Lethen

By Theo D'haen, Rainer Grübel, Helmut Lethen

This paintings is a severe evaluate of the options of conference and innovation as utilized within the examine of fixing literary values, hierarchies and canons. methods are analyzed: (1) the linking of conference and the subject's information of conference, and (2) platforms idea. The advantages of either techniques are mentioned and an test is made to mix them and to treat platforms of literary verbal exchange essentially as structures of conventions. particular situations of adjusting conventions and innovation are illustrated with examples from the sphere of versification (Rimbaud), reception stories (Puskin, Goethe, George Eliot), the dichotomy of forgetting/remembering (Nietzsche, Proust), avant-garde, the yankee dream, and well known genres assimilated in Postmodernism

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Threshold Time: Passage of Crisis in Chicano Literature. by Lene M. Johannessen

By Lene M. Johannessen

Threshold Time presents an introductory survey of the cultural, social and political background of Mexican American and Chicano literature, in addition to a brand new in-depth analyses of a variety of works that among them span 100 years of this actual department of yankee literature. The e-book starts off its explorations of the "passage of problem" with Maria Amparo Ruiz de Burton's The Squatter and the Don, keeps with Americo Paredes' George Washington G?mez, Tom?s Rivera's .And the Earth didn't eat Him, Richard Rodriguez's starvation of reminiscence, and ends with Helena Mar?a Viramontes' below the ft of Jesus and Benjamin Alire S?enz' hold Me Like Water. so one can do justice to the idiosyncrasies of the person texts and the complexities they include, the analyses check with a couple of different texts belonging to the culture, and draw on a variety of theoretical techniques. the ultimate bankruptcy of Threshold Time brings some of the readings jointly in a dialogue circumscribed by way of the negotiations of a temporality that's strongly aligned with a feeling of reminiscence bizarre to the background of the Chicano presence within the us of a.

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