Download Spenser's Life and the Subject of Biography (Massachusetts by Judith H. Anderson PDF

By Judith H. Anderson

At the four-hundredth anniversary of The Faerie Queene, this ebook demanding situations the bought culture of Spenser's biography. the 1st "life" of Edmund Spenser (c. 1552-99) was once written by means of the poet himself, in allegorical fictions of poetic ambition, envy, and anxiousness. Over succeeding centuries, readers have attempted to revise and intricate this lifestyles near to a handful of surviving files and a wealth of dubiously pertinent historic truth and gossip. The 9 essays during this quantity learn the background of Spenser biography and recommend ideas for reinterpreting it to an viewers newly delicate to difficulties of inventive self-presentation.

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Download The Racial Hand in the Victorian Imagination by Aviva Briefel PDF

By Aviva Briefel

The arms of colonized topics - South Asian craftsmen, Egyptian mummies, harem ladies, and Congolese teenagers - have been on the crux of Victorian discussions of the physique that attempted to come back to phrases with the bounds of racial id. whereas spiritual, medical, and literary discourses privileged arms as websites of physiognomic info, none of those chanced on believable motives for what those physique components may well exhibit approximately ethnicity. As repayment for this absence, which would betray the truth that race was once no longer truly inscribed at the physique, fin-de-siècle narratives sought to generate versions for a way non-white palms may possibly provide the most important technique of making a choice on and theorizing racial identification. They got rid of arms from a holistic corporeal context and allowed them to movement independently from the physique to which they initially belonged. Severed palms as a result served as 'human instruments' that may be placed to take advantage of in a couple of political, aesthetic, and ideological contexts.

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Download John Clare: A Literary Life by Roger Sales (auth.) PDF

By Roger Sales (auth.)

This ebook situates John Clare's lengthy, prolific yet frequently badly overlooked literary existence in the wider cultural histories of the Regency and previous Victorian classes. the 1st part considers the development of the Regency peasant-poet and the way Clare played this function on levels resembling the London journal. It additionally seems on the means during which it went out of style as Regency mentalities have been changed via early Victorian ones. the second one part recreates asylum tradition and locations Clare's performances as Regency boxers and Lord Byron inside of this bleak new world.

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Download We (Modern Library Classics) by Yevgeny Zamyatin PDF

By Yevgeny Zamyatin

Translated through Natasha Randall Foreword via Bruce Sterling   Written in 1921, We is determined within the One nation, the place all dwell for the collective stable and person freedom doesn't exist. the unconventional takes the shape of the diary of mathematician D-503, who, to his surprise, studies the main disruptive emotion possible: love. instantaneously satirical and sobering—and now to be had in a strong new translation—We is either a rediscovered vintage and a piece of large relevance to our personal instances.

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Download Violence Against Women in Early Modern Performance: by Kim Solga PDF

By Kim Solga

Interpreting probably the most iconic texts in English theatre historical past, together with Titus Andronicus, The Duchess of Malfi and The Changeling, this booklet finds the pernicious erasure of rape and violence opposed to ladies within the early glossy period, and the politics and ethics of rehearsing those negotiations at the 20th- and twenty-first century phases.

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Download Detective by Arthur Hailey PDF

By Arthur Hailey

Serial killer Elroy "Animal" Doil is hours clear of the electrical chair. In his final hours of existence, he desires to make a confession--to Detective Malcolm Ainslie, the guy who placed him away. And up to he'd wish to, Ainslie cannot forget about the criminal's request. simply because even if Doil is responsible of a ugly double homicide, his confession may shut ten different unsolved slayings. What Ainslie learns, even if, will thrust him into an research that leads on to elite degrees of urban government--and a few of his relied on colleagues.

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Download Scared Stiff: Tales of Sex and Death by Ramsey Campbell PDF

By Ramsey Campbell

Ramsey Campbell has received 4 international myth Awards, ten British delusion Awards, and the Horror Writers' Association's Lifetime fulfillment Award. Publishers Weekly calls Campbell "a horror writer's horror writer," including, "His keep watch over of temper and surroundings is unsurpassed." The Cleveland simple broker says his horror fiction is "of continually excessive quality," and The Washington put up praises Campbell for carrying on with "to holiday new flooring, advancing the fashion and thematic content material of horror fiction some distance past the works of his contemporaries."The unique e-book of Scared Stiff nearly created the sub-genre of erotic horror. by no means had intercourse and loss of life been so mesmerizingly entwined. Clive Barker, in his creation, says, "One of the delightfully unsettling issues approximately those stories is the best way Ramsey's brooding, completely exact imaginative and prescient renders an act so prevalent to us all so fretful, so unusual, so chilling. intercourse . . . is the suitable stuff for the horror author, and there should be few artists operating within the style as in a position to reading and dramatizing [this] as Campbell."For this version, Campbell has additional 3 new tales that have by no means prior to seemed in e-book shape.

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Download Defoe and the Whig Novel: A Reading of the Major Fiction by Leon Guilhamet PDF

By Leon Guilhamet

His learn locations Defoe's significant fiction squarely within the rising Whig tradition of the early eighteenth century. It bargains a substitute for the view that Defoe is basically a author of felony or experience fiction and to the Marxist judgment that he extols individualism or derives his maximum thought from well known print tradition. This learn reads the novels as reflections of mainstream Whig social and political matters, an identical issues Defoe published in his verse and expository writings prior to and after his significant interval of fiction writing, 1719-24.

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Download Graham Greene: Fictions, Faith and Authorship by Michael G. Brennan PDF

By Michael G. Brennan

During this major rereading of Graham Greene's writing occupation, Michael Brennan explores the influence of significant problems with Catholic religion and doubt on his paintings, rather with regards to his portrayal of secular love and actual wish, and examines the spiritual and secular concerns and plots concerning belief, betrayal, love and depression. even though Greene's woman characters have usually been underestimated, Brennan argues that whereas occasionally summary, symbolic and two-dimensional, those figures usually turn out crucial to an knowing of the ethical, own and religious dilemmas of his male characters. ultimately, he finds how Greene used to be essentially the most generically bold writers of the 20th century, experimenting with proven varieties but additionally believing that the occupation of a winning novelist may still contain an excellent range of different different types of writing. supplying a brand new and unique viewpoint at the interpreting of Greene's literary works and their significance to English twentieth-century fiction, it will be of curiosity to somebody learning Greene. >

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