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Book cover: The Myths That Made America: An Introduction to American StudiesThe Myths That Made America: An Introduction to American Studies
by - transcript Verlag ,
This essential introduction to American studies examines the core foundational myths upon which the nation is based. These myths include the myth of 'discovery', the Pocahontas myth, the myth of the Promised Land, the myth of the Founding Fathers ...
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Book cover: Mind, Body, Motion, MatterMind, Body, Motion, Matter
by - University of Toronto Press ,
'Mind, Body, Motion, Matter' investigates the relationship between the eighteenth century's two predominant approaches to the natural world -- mechanistic materialism and vitalism -- in the works of leading British and French writers.
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Book cover: Dream for Dead BodiesDream for Dead Bodies
by - University of Michigan Press ,
The book offers new arguments about the origins of detective fiction in the US, tracing the lineage of the genre back to unexpected texts and uncovering how authors made use of the genre's puzzle-elements to explore the dynamics of race and labor.
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Book cover: Charles Dickens: A Critical StudyCharles Dickens: A Critical Study
by - Dodd, Mead and company ,
The first piece of thorough criticism of Charles Dickens and his works. Published when Dickens' literary reputation was at its lowest ebb, it helped to instigate a revival of appreciation for the novelist which has continued unabated ever since ...
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Book cover: The Reverend Mark Twain: Theological Burlesque, Form and ContentThe Reverend Mark Twain: Theological Burlesque, Form and Content
by - The Ohio State University Press ,
With his distinctive genius, Twain entered the religious dialogue of his time, employing the genres of belief as his vehicle for criticizing church and society. Twain's burlesques reveal a writer fully engaged with the religious ferment of his day.
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Book cover: Horizons of Enchantment: Essays in the American ImaginaryHorizons of Enchantment: Essays in the American Imaginary
by - Dartmouth College Press ,
Johannessen's subject here is the almost mystical American belief in the promise and potential of the individual, that can loosely be characterized as a fundamental and unwavering faith in the secular sanctity of the American project of modernity.
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Book cover: The Artistic Censoring of SexualityThe Artistic Censoring of Sexuality
by - Ohio State University Press ,
Mooney examines four novels that prompted in their day harsh censorship because of their sexual content -- Ulysses, Lolita, Time of Silence, and Russian Beauty. She shows how motifs of censorship became artistically embedded in the novels' plots.
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Book cover: A History of Roman LiteratureA History of Roman Literature
by - D. Appleton and Co. ,
This book is intended primarily for use as a textbook in schools and colleges. I have therefore given more dates and more details about the lives of authors than are in themselves important, because dates are convenient aids to memory ...
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Book cover: Bob Dylan's Career as a Blakean Visionary and RomanticBob Dylan's Career as a Blakean Visionary and Romantic
by - Milne Library ,
This discussion - written almost four decades ago - of the deep affinities between Dylan's song poetry and the Romantics, especially William Blake, is one of the early 'scholarly' as opposed to popular appreciations of Dylan's art ...
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Book cover: Literature, the Humanities, and HumanityLiterature, the Humanities, and Humanity
by - Open SUNY Textbooks ,
The book attempts to make the study of literature more than simply another school subject that students have to take. At a time when all subjects seem to be valued only for their testability, this book tries to show the value of studying literature.
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Book cover: The Erotic Motive in LiteratureThe Erotic Motive in Literature
by - Boni and Liveright ,
This work is an endeavour to apply some of the methods of psychoanalysis to literature. It attempts to read closely between the lines. It applies some principles in interpreting literature with a scrutiny hitherto scarcely deemed permissible.
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Book cover: ThackerayThackeray
by - Macmillan and Co. ,
This book surveys the life and works of the author of Vanity Fair. It is an introductory text about an author who is still popular today, and offers insights into Victorian assumptions about novel writing, providing an account of Thackeray's life.
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Book cover: Horror and Science: Essays on the Horror Genre, Skepticism, and ScientologyHorror and Science: Essays on the Horror Genre, Skepticism, and Scientology
by - jasoncolavito.com ,
This book examines some of the odder corners of the intersection of reason and fear, including professional skeptics who condemn horror fiction as dangerous and radical theorists who misused horror ideas to claim aliens visited the ancient earth.
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Book cover: Why We Should ReadWhy We Should Read
by - Grant Richards LTD. ,
The book introduces you to authors that you don't yet know: Tom Jones, Charles Lamb, James Boswell, William Hazlitt, Samuel Pepys, Walter Savage Landor, John Donne, George Santayana, Iris Tree, Aldous Huxley, Robert Graves, Sheila Kaye-Smith, etc.
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Book cover: Shakespeare, Bacon and the Great UnknownShakespeare, Bacon and the Great Unknown
by - eBooks@Adelaide ,
The theory that Francis Bacon was the author of Shakespeare's plays, has now been for fifty years before the learned world. Its advocates met with less support than they had reason to expect. The Baconian theory is universally rejected in England.
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Book cover: The Bible as English LiteratureThe Bible as English Literature
by - Scribner ,
The author's aim has been to make students as familiar as possible with the English Bible, and to throw light on its literary forms by bringing together facts from the history of its sources and from the history of the translation into English.
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Book cover: Oscar Wilde: A Critical StudyOscar Wilde: A Critical Study
by - Project Gutenberg ,
He saw art as self-expression and life as self-development. He felt that his life was material on which to practise his powers of creation, and handled it and brooded over it like a sculptor planning to make a dancing figure out of a pellet of clay.
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Book cover: Outline of American LiteratureOutline of American Literature
by - U.S. Department of State ,
The Outline of American literature, newly revised, traces the paths of American narrative, fiction, poetry and drama as they move from pre-colonial times into the present, through such literary movements as romanticism, realism and experimentation.
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Book cover: USA Literature in BriefUSA Literature in Brief
by - U. S. Department of State ,
The book describes the contributions to American literature of some of the best-recognized American poets, novelists, philosophers and dramatists from pre-Colonial days through the present. Major literary figures are discussed in detail.
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Book cover: Writers on AmericaWriters on America
by - America.gov ,
This volume presents 15 essays by a diverse group of contemporary American writers, poets, essayists, and intellectuals, on how being an American has affected their decision to write and what they have written during successful careers.
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Book cover: Frankenstein's DreamFrankenstein's Dream
by - University of Maryland ,
This collection focuses on the nightmarish sleep into which Victor Frankenstein falls after seeing his creature take its first breaths in Mary Shelley's novel of 1818. These essays deal with several rarely explored aspects of Frankenstein's dream.
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Book cover: A Novelist on NovelsA Novelist on Novels
by - W. Collins Sons & Co ,
The book expresses the fluctuating feelings aroused in the author by the modern novel and its treatment at the hands of the public. The chapters on 'Falstaff,' 'The Esperanto of Art,' and 'The Twilight of Genius' have been included.
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Book cover: Muggles' Guide to Harry PotterMuggles' Guide to Harry Potter
- Wikibooks ,
This is a guidebook to the Harry Potter series. Critical commentary on each chapter, character, place, and event is provided in an effort to help the reader better understand detailed content and see connections to the greater storyline.
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Book cover: Letters to Dead AuthorsLetters to Dead Authors
by - eBooks@Adelaide ,
In this epistolary work, Lang has presented spoof letters that he wrote to various deceased authors. While he generously praises them for their genius and manner of expression, he also addresses the shortcomings of some of these authors.
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Book cover: An Introduction to ShakespeareAn Introduction to Shakespeare
by - The MacMillan Company ,
This volume presents what may be necessary for the majority of classes, as a background on which may be begun the study of the plays. Critical comment on individual plays may stimulate interest in other plays than those assigned for study.
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Book cover: Homer and His AgeHomer and His Age
by - eBooks@Adelaide ,
The aim of 'Homer and His Age' is to prove that the Homeric Epics as wholes and apart from passages gravely suspected in antiquity present a perfectly harmonious picture of the entire life and civilization of one single age.
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Book cover: Getting to be Mark TwainGetting to be Mark Twain
by - University of California Press ,
Mark Twain is one of our most accessible cultural icons, a figure familiar to virtually every American and renowned internationally. But he was not always as we know him today. This is the story of the coming of age of Mark Twain.
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Book cover: Mysticism in English LiteratureMysticism in English Literature
by - Cambridge University Press ,
Author restrict herself to a discussion of that philosophical type of mysticism which concerns itself with questions of ultimate reality. The aim of the book is to consider this subject in connection with great English writers.
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Book cover: English LiteratureEnglish Literature
by - Ginn and Co ,
The history of English literature from Anglo-Saxon times to the close of the Victorian Era. The book should encourage the desire to read the best books, to interpret literature historically, and show the steady development of our literature.
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