Category: American Literature

  • Download To Walt Whitman, America by Kenneth M. Price PDF

    By Kenneth M. Price

    Walt Whitman "is America," in accordance with Ezra Pound. greater than a century after his demise, Whitman's identify usually seems to be in political speeches, architectural inscriptions, tv courses, and flicks, and it ornaments faculties, summer time camps, truck stops, company facilities, and procuring department stores. In an research of Whitman as a crucial American icon, Kenneth cost indicates how his ubiquity and his terribly malleable identification have contributed to the continuing means of shaping the nature of the us. fee examines Whitman's personal writings in addition to these of writers who have been stimulated by means of him, paying specific cognizance to Whitman's legacies for an ethnically and sexually diversified the US. He specializes in fictional works by means of Edith Wharton, D. H. Lawrence, John Dos Passos, Ishmael Reed, and Gloria Naylor, between others. In Price's research, Leaves of Grass emerges as a dwelling rfile accruing meanings that evolve with time and with new readers, with Whitman and his phrases on a regular basis pulled into debates over immigration, politics, sexuality, and nationwide id. As expense demonstrates, Whitman is a ordinary place to begin, a provocation, and an impossible to resist, rewritable textual content in case you reinvent the icon of their efforts to remake the United States itself.
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  • Download American writers and the approach of World War II, 1935-1941 by Ichiro Takayoshi PDF

    By Ichiro Takayoshi

    Ichiro Takayoshi's publication argues that global conflict II remodeled American literary tradition. From the mid-1930s to the yank access into international conflict II in 1941, preeminent figures from Ernest Hemingway to Reinhold Neibuhr answered to the flip of the public's curiosity from the commercial melancholy at domestic to the risk of totalitarian platforms in another country through generating novels, brief tales, performs, poems, and cultural feedback during which they prophesied the arrival of a moment global battle and explored how the USA may possibly organize for it. the diversity of competing solutions provided a wealthy legacy of idioms, symbols, and traditional arguments that used to be destined to license America's advertising of its values and pursuits all over the world for the remainder of the 20 th century. formidable in scope and addressing a big diversity of writers, thinkers, and artists, this e-book is the 1st to set up the outlines of yank tradition in this pivotal interval
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  • Download The Limits of American Literary Ideology in Pound and by Cary Wolfe PDF

    By Cary Wolfe

    This research analyzes the ability, attract, and results of radical individualism and the type of cultural critique it generates within the significant determine of yankee Romanticism, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and the primary determine of yankee modernism, Ezra Pound. either writers got down to criticize and heal the dissociation of ethics, economics, and politics that they observed because the alienating cultural final result of capitalism. yet simply because their imaginative and prescient of the inalienable person was once modeled at the constitution and good judgment of personal estate, they reproduced the very contradictions and alienations that they got down to critique and triumph over of their bold cultural initiatives.
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  • Download Our Young Man by Edmund White PDF

    By Edmund White

    Our younger Man follows the lifetime of a beautiful Frenchman, man, as he is going from the economic urban of Clermont-Ferrand to the head of the modeling occupation in long island City's type international, changing into the darling of fireplace Island's homosexual group.

    Like Wilde's Dorian gray, man by no means turns out to age; at thirty-five he's nonetheless modeling, nonetheless having fun with lavish presents from older males who think he's twenty-three—though their attentions consistently come at a value.

    Ambivalently, man permits them to think, pushed particularly via the reminiscence of transforming into up negative, till he reveals he wishes the mislead safe not just wealth, yet love itself.

    Surveying the entire spectrum of homosexual amorous lifestyles during the disco period and into the age of AIDS, Edmund White (who labored at Vogue for ten years) explores the facility of actual beauty—to fascinate, to enslave, and to deceive—with glowing wit and pathos.
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  • Download Robin Cook: A Critical Companion (Critical Companions to by Lorena Laura Stookey PDF

    By Lorena Laura Stookey

    Like Arthur Conan Doyle ahead of him, best-selling novelist Robin cook dinner has became from the perform of drugs to that of writing well known suspense fiction. widely known because the grasp of the clinical mystery, prepare dinner makes use of the medium of the preferred novel to handle a number social matters: environmental pollutants, gender inequality within the office, the hazards inherent within the universal perform of secrecy in technological know-how study, and mainly, the ramifications of medicine's transition from occupation to company undefined. This research analyzes in flip every one of Cook's scientific thrillers, from Coma toContagion.

    Following a biographical bankruptcy, the style bankruptcy examines the ways that Cook's clinical mystery contains plotting conventions and techniques borrowed from such renowned literary genres because the technology fiction novel, the homicide secret, and the gothic romance. every one novel is then tested in a separate bankruptcy with subsections on plot, personality, and topic. Stookey additionally bargains another serious method of the radical, which provides the reader one other point of view from which to learn and speak about the textual content. an entire bibliography of Cook's fiction, common feedback and biographical resources, and listings of stories of every novel entire the paintings. the one examine of 1 of America's hottest modern novelists, learn through adults and teenagers alike, this can be a key buy for faculties and public libraries.

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  • Download Shakespeare's Drama of Exile (Palgrave Shakespeare Studies) by Jane Kingsley-Smith PDF

    By Jane Kingsley-Smith

    Exile defines the Shakespearean canon, from the 2 gents of Verona to the 2 Noble Kinsmen. This publication strains the impacts at the drama of exile, interpreting the felony context of banishment (pursued opposed to Catholics, gypsies and vagabonds) in early smooth England; the self-consciousness of exile as an amatory trope; and the discourses during which exile will be reshaped into comedy or tragedy. throughout genres, Shakespeare's performs display a fascination with exile because the resource of linguistic drawback, formed via the utterance of that observe "Banished".
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  • Download Editing Emily Dickinson: The Production of an Author by Lena Christensen PDF

    By Lena Christensen

    Enhancing Emily Dickinson considers the techniques wherein Dickinson's paintings has been edited within the 20th century and the way such editorial strategies give a contribution in particular to the construction of Emily Dickinson as author.  The posthumous modifying of her handwritten manuscripts into the conventions of the booklet and the digital archive has been educated through editors' assumptions concerning the literary paintings; at stake is essentially what a Dickinson poem could be, or, quite, how we may well method such an item.
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  • Download Loss: The Politics of Mourning by David L. Eng, David Kazanjian, Judith Butler PDF

    By David L. Eng, David Kazanjian, Judith Butler

    Taking inventory of a century of pervasive loss--of war, disorder, and political strife--this eloquent booklet opens a brand new view on either the previous and the longer term by means of contemplating ''what is lost'' when it comes to ''what remains.'' the sort of point of view, those essays recommend, engages and reanimates background. Plumbing the cultural and political implications of loss, the authors--political theorists, movie and literary critics, museum curators, feminists, psychoanalysts, and AIDS activists--expose the humane and efficient chances within the workings of witness, reminiscence, and depression. one of the websites of loss the authors revisit are slavery, apartheid, genocide, warfare, diaspora, migration, suicide, and sickness. Their matters diversity from the Irish Famine and the Ottoman slaughter of Armenians to the aftermath of the Vietnam conflict and apartheid in South Africa, difficulties of partial immigration and assimilation, AIDS, and the re-envisioning of leftist hobbies. particularly, Loss reveals how melancholia can lend that means and strength to notions of activism, ethics, and id.
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