Exploring Gogol (Studies of the Harriman Institute) by Robert A. Maguire

By Robert A. Maguire

For the prior one hundred fifty years, critics have mentioned 'the Gogol problem', through which they suggest their lack of ability to account for a existence and paintings which are confusing, frequently opaque, but have proved continuously attention-grabbing to generations of readers. This e-book proceeds at the assumption that Gogol's lifestyles and paintings, in all their manifestations, shape an entire; it identifies, in ways in which have eluded critics so far, the rhetorical suggestions and thematic styles that create the team spirit. those greater issues emerge from an in depth research of the most important texts, fictional and nonfictional, and in flip are set in a large creative and highbrow context, Russian and eu, with exact realization to German philosophy, the visible arts, and Orthodox Christian theology.

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The Margaret Mitchell Encyclopedia by Anita Price Davis

By Anita Price Davis

Atlanta author Margaret Mitchell (1900–1949) wrote Gone with the Wind (1936), one of many best-selling novels of all time. The Pulitzer Prize–winning novel used to be the foundation of the 1939 movie, the 1st motion picture to win greater than 5 Academy Awards. Margaret Mitchell didn't put up one other novel after Gone with the Wind. assisting the troops in the course of global battle II, aiding African-American scholars financially, serving within the American pink move, promoting stamps and bonds, and assisting others—usually anonymously—consumed her. This e-book finds little-known proof approximately this altruistic woman.
The Margaret Mitchell Encyclopedia files Mitchell’s paintings, her lifestyles, her effect on Atlanta, the city’s memorials to her, her apartments, info of her dying, information regarding her kin, the institution of the Margaret Mitchell condo opposed to nice odds, and her relationships with the Daughters of the Confederacy and the Junior League.

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Perros e hijos de perra (Spanish Edition) by Arturo Pérez-Reverte

By Arturo Pérez-Reverte

Historias de perros y hombres en una edición especial ilustrada por Augusto Ferrer-Dalmau.

«He tenido cinco perros. No hay compañía más silenciosa y grata. No hay lealtad tan conmovedora como l. a. de sus ojos atentos, sus lengüetazos y su trufa próxima y húmeda. Nada tan asombroso como los angeles extrema perspicacia de un perro inteligente. No existe mejor alivio para los angeles melancolía y l. a. soledad que su compañía fiel, los angeles seguridad de que moriría por ti, sacrificándose por una caricia o una palabra.»

Perros de presa adiestrados por gente sin escrúpulos, un chucho mexicano tuerto y digno, el fila brasileño que no period un asesino, Jemmy y Boxer, que cruzaron el Valle de los angeles Muerte con los angeles Brigada Ligera, el perro flaco y bastardo de l. a. batalla de Rocroi, o Sherlock, el teckel de pelo fuerte y sólidos silencios, son algunos de los protagonistas en los artículos escritos por Arturo Pérez-Reverte entre 1993 y 2014 que se recogen en esta antología, ilustrada por el pintor Augusto Ferrer-Dalmau.

«Ningún ser humano vale lo que un buen perro. Cuando desaparece un perro noble y valiente, el mundo se torna más oscuro. Más triste y más sucio.»
Arturo Pérez-Reverte

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Maggie Gee: Writing the Condition-of-England Novel by Mine Özyurt Kılıç

By Mine Özyurt Kılıç

the 1st woman Chair of the Royal Society of Literature and translated into 13 languages, Maggie Gee is writing the Victorian condition-of-England novel for 21st-century Britain.

In the 1st severe examine of Gee's paintings, Mine Özyurt Kiliç identifies the explicit social difficulties her novels tackle and explains the social realization similarities Gee stocks with the Victorians. studying how Gee adjusts the condition-of-England novel to mirror modern Britain permits Özyurt Kiliç to bare the accuracy of Gee's wealthy pix of england. She specializes in Gee's skill to chop around the limitations of race, type and gender, combine voices from the margin with the bulk and problem and alter the assumption of the mainstream.

As an energetic, self-conscious and important player within the literary global, Gee paints a wide ranging view of society. Her opinions of sophistication, race and the realm of publishing, enable Özyurt Kiliç to hide a variety of themes and element how English fiction shapes and impacts, and is formed and motivated through, the modern literary market.

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Mad Like Artaud (Univocal) by Sylvère Lotringer,Joanna Spinks

By Sylvère Lotringer,Joanna Spinks

Those who're mad like Antonin Artaud, are they only as mad as he was once? insanity, just like the plague, is contagious, and everybody, from his psychiatrists to his disciples, relatives, and critics, everybody who will get with regards to Artaud, turns out to take part in his delirium. Sylvère Lotringer explores a variety of embodiments of this shared delirium via what Artaud known as “mental dramas”—a sequence of confrontations together with his witnesses or “persecutors” the place we discover the uncooked delirium at paintings, even in Lotringer himself. Mad Like Artaud doesn't intend so as to add yet one more layer of observation to the sour controversies which were surrounding the cursed poet’s paintings given that his demise in 1948, nor does it take aspects one of the varied camps who're nonetheless haggling over his corpse. This ebook speaks of the location the place “madness” itself is simmering.

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Ethnic Worlds in Select Indian Fiction by Juri Dutta

By Juri Dutta

The e-book is the 1st of its type in utilizing the method of Comparative Literature to examine ethnographic fiction written in several neighborhood languages of India.

The factor of cultural identification of writers has frequently been noticeable as an easy case of a one-to-one courting among the author and the group of his/her delivery. in spite of the fact that, actually, there is not any one cultural area that any author, or maybe anybody, inhabits. Cultural barriers are at the present time extra porous than ever, and it truly is hugely frustrating to determine the author as both an ‘insider’ or ‘outsider’ of any ethnic neighborhood approximately which he/she writes.

Informed through such perspectives, Ethnic Worlds in opt for Indian Fiction closely appears to be like on the chronological historical past of the Assamese ethnic novel in the framework of Comparative Literature. it's very infrequent that literary representations by means of and approximately ethnic groups in India were in comparison and contrasted.

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La guerra no tiene rostro de mujer (Spanish Edition) by Svetlana Alexievich

By Svetlana Alexievich

La Premio Nobel de Literatura 2015 Svetlana Alexiévich, «la voz de los sin voz», muestra en esta obra maestra una perspectiva de l. a. guerra ignorada hasta el momento: los angeles de las mujeres que combatieron en l. a. segunda guerra mundial.

Casi un millón de mujeres combatió en las filas del Ejército Rojo durante l. a. segunda guerra mundial, pero su historia nunca ha sido contada. Este libro reúne los recuerdos de cientos de ellas, mujeres que fueron francotiradoras, condujeron tanques o trabajaron en hospitales de campaña. Su historia no es una historia de l. a. guerra, ni de los combates, es l. a. historia de hombres y mujeres en guerra.

¿Qué les ocurrió? ¿Cómo les transformó? ¿De qué tenían miedo? ¿Cómo period aprender a matar? Estas mujeres, los angeles mayoría por primera vez en sus vidas, cuentan l. a. parte no heroica de los angeles guerra, a menudo ausente de los relatos de los veteranos. Hablan de l. a. suciedad y del frío, del hambre y de los angeles violencia sexual, de l. a. angustia y de l. a. sombra omnipresente de l. a. muerte. Alexiévich deja que sus voces resuenen en este libro estremecedor, que pudo reescribir en 2002 para introducir los fragmentos tachados por los angeles censura y fabric que no se había atrevido a usar en l. a. primera versión.

«[...] por su escritura polifónica, que es un monumento al valor y al sufrimiento en nuestro tiempo.», palabras del Jurado de los angeles Academia Sueca al otorgar a los angeles autora el Premio Nobel de Literatura 2015.

«Soy historiadora de almas [...]. Por un lado, estudio a l. a. personality concreta que ha vivido en una época concreta y ha participado en unos acontecimientos concretos; por otro lado, quiero discernir en esa personality al ser humano eterno. l. a. vibración de eternidad. Lo que en él hay de inmutable.»
Svetlana Alexiévich

Reseña:
«Gracias a Alexiévich, los angeles historia de un millón de mujeres que participaron en el ejército soviético o como partisanas contra los alemanes es algo menos desconocida.»
Felipe Sahagún, El Cultural de El Mundo

«De los angeles lectura de los libros de Alexiévich (Stanislaviv, 1948) no es posible salir indemne.»
Gabriel Albiac, ABC Cultural

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Beckett: A Guide for the Perplexed (Guides for the by Jonathan Boulter

By Jonathan Boulter

Samuel Beckett (1906-1989) is likely one of the most crucial 20th century writers. obvious as either a modernist and postmodernist, his paintings has prompted generations of playwrights, novelists and poets. regardless of his infamous hassle, Beckett famously refused to supply his readers any assist in examining his paintings. Beckett's texts learn key philosophical-humanist questions yet his writing is hard, confusing and infrequently intimidating for readers. This advisor deals scholars interpreting Beckett a transparent start line from which to confront the most tricky performs and novels produced within the 20th century, texts which frequently seem to paintings at the very fringe of meaninglessness. starting with a normal advent to Beckett, his paintings and its contexts, the advisor seems to be at all the significant genres in flip, interpreting key works chronologically. It explains why Beckett's texts can appear so impenetrable and complicated, and specializes in key questions and matters. Giving an obtainable account of either the shape and content material of Beckett's paintings, this consultant will let scholars to start to come back to grips with this interesting yet daunting writer.

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Mortality's Muse: The Fine Art of Dying by D. T. Siebert

By D. T. Siebert

The inevitability of death—that of others and our own—is definitely between our best anxieties. Mortality’s Muse: The effective paintings of Dying explores how artwork, ordinarily literary artwork, addresses that worrying fact. whereas faith and philosophy provide vital consolations for life’s finish, artwork responds in ways in which are maybe extra entire and positively extra deeply human. between matters handled: the ars moriendi or “art of demise” culture; the distinction among prior and more moderen cultural values; the non secular consolation’s worth yet shortcoming for a few humans; the position of artwork in delivering an earthly comfort; death as a acting paintings; the philosophic excellent of fine dying; the vigorous charm of carpe diem or residing for the current second; the elegiac feel of existence; and the 2 contrary elements Mortality’s Muse has performed in facing struggle, the main mindless and pointless explanation for dying.

The inspiration of a cultured feel of existence varieties the foundation of those discussions. people are makers within the biggest feel of the notice, and artwork represents every thing they make—civilization itself with all its greatness and failings. Our civilization could eventually be not anything yet an evanescent blip within the cosmos. having said that, the construction of good looks, which means, and goal from disease and affliction defines us as humans. within the phrases of Robinson Jeffers, no matter if monuments ultimately collapse and all artwork perish, but for hundreds of thousands of years carved stones have stood and “pained ideas discovered the honey of peace in outdated poems.”

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