The Longman Anthology of World Literature

Author: David Damrosch,David Lawrence Pike

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780205625963

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1216

View: 9534

The Longman Anthology is designed to open up the horizons of world literature, placing major works within their cultural contexts and fostering connections and conversations between eras as well as regions.
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The Norton Anthology of English Literature

Author: Stephen Greenblatt,W W Norton & Company

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393928341

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 3252

View: 1844

Read by millions of students over seven editions, The Norton Anthology of English Literature remains the most trusted undergraduate survey of English literature available and one of the most successful college texts ever published.
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The Longman Anthology of British Literature

Author: Stuart Sherman

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780321333933

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 990

View: 2238

"Clara's book is a fun read and can be useful to anyone who wants to learn more about this powerful new era we're in of social business." -Tony Hsieh, CEO, Zappos NEW Best Practices and Techniques for Growing Your Business with Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn! Completely Updated! * Five new chapters: planning/metrics, customer service, and much more * New and revamped case studies * New guest contributions from world-class experts, such as Charlene Li * New, instantly actionable "To Do" lists after every chapter * New Facebook discussion threads and much more! Whatever your business or organizational goals, this book will help you use social networking to achieve them. Renowned social networking innovator Clara Shih brings together powerful new insights, best practices, and easy-to-use "To Do" lists packed with proven solutions from real-world case studies. Writing for entrepreneurs and business professionals across marketing, sales, service, product development, and recruiting, Shih demonstrates how to move from tactical, reactive use of social networks toward strategic, proactive approaches-and how to accurately measure success. This edition adds extensive new coverage, including hands-on techniques for hypertargeting, engaging customers through Twitter and LinkedIn, leveraging changing social norms, and much more. You'll also find more than three dozen guest contributions from world-class experts such as author Don Tapscott and Harvard Business School professor Mikolaj Piskorski, as well as a brand-new chapter on customer service and support, today's fastest-growing area of business social networking. Shih has even added new chapters focused on advice for small businesses, healthcare and education organizations, nonprofits, and political campaigns-making this the one indispensable social networking guide for every organization!
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Orientalism

Author: Edward W. Said

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0804153868

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

View: 6195

More than three decades after its first publication, Edward Said's groundbreaking critique of the West's historical, cultural, and political perceptions of the East has become a modern classic. In this wide-ranging, intellectually vigorous study, Said traces the origins of "orientalism" to the centuries-long period during which Europe dominated the Middle and Near East and, from its position of power, defined "the orient" simply as "other than" the occident. This entrenched view continues to dominate western ideas and, because it does not allow the East to represent itself, prevents true understanding. Essential, and still eye-opening, Orientalism remains one of the most important books written about our divided world. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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The Broadview Anthology of British Literature Volume 1: The Medieval Period - Third Edition

Author: Joseph Black,Leonard Conolly,Kate Flint,Isobel Grundy,Don LePan,Roy Liuzza,Jerome J. McGann,Anne Lake Prescott,Barry V. Qualls,Claire Waters

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 1770485546

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 900

View: 3181

In all six of its volumes The Broadview Anthology of British Literature presents British literature in a truly distinctive light. Fully grounded in sound literary and historical scholarship, the anthology takes a fresh approach to many canonical authors, and includes a wide selection of work by lesser-known writers. The anthology also provides wide-ranging coverage of the worldwide connections of British literature, and it pays attention throughout to issues of race, gender, class, and sexual orientation. It includes comprehensive introductions to each period, providing in each case an overview of the historical and cultural as well as the literary background. It features accessible and engaging headnotes for all authors, extensive explanatory annotations, and an unparalleled number of illustrations and contextual materials. Innovative, authoritative and comprehensive, The Broadview Anthology of British Literature has established itself as a leader in the field. The full anthology comprises six bound volumes, together with an extensive website component; the latter has been edited, annotated, and designed according to the same high standards as the bound book component of the anthology, and is accessible by using the passcode obtained with the purchase of one or more of the bound volumes. For the third edition of this volume a number of changes have been made. The Old English material has been substantially revised and expanded, including new translations by Roy Liuzza of “Deor,” “Wulf and Eadwacer,” and “The Battle of Brunanburh.” A selection from Adrienne Williams Boyarin’s new translation of “The Miracles of the Virgin” will be included, along with Sian Echard’s translation of selections from Y Gododdin. Matthieu Boyd’s translation of the first two branches of the Mabinogi is also new to this edition, together with several Early Irish lyrics. The “Love and Marriage” Contexts section has been expanded to include additional material by Christine de Pizan and excerpts from Holy Maidenhood, and the “Religious and Spiritual Life” Contexts section now includes excerpts from Wycliffite writings. The selection of material by Sir Thomas Malory has also been substantially revised and expanded. In addition, the online component of the anthology includes several new selections, including “The Gifts of Men,” “The Fortunes of Men,” “The Feast of Bricriu,” material by Robert Henryson, and a broader selection of medieval drama.
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The Broadview Anthology of Romantic Poetry

Author: Joseph Black,Leonard Conolly,Kate Flint,Isobel Grundy,Don LePan,Roy Liuzza,Jerome J. McGann,Anne Lake Prescott,Barry V. Qualls,Claire Waters

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 1554811317

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 1168

View: 5336

Intended for courses with a major focus on poetry during the Romantic period, this volume includes all the poetry selections from Volume 4 of The Broadview Anthology of British Literature, along with a number of works newly edited for this volume. The Broadview Anthology of Romantic Poetry maintains the Broadview Anthology of British Literature’s characteristic balance of canonical favorites and lesser-known gems, featuring a breadth of poetry from William Blake to Phillis Wheatley, from Ebenezer Elliott to Felicia Hemans. To give a sense of the full sweep of the Romantic period, the anthology incorporates important early figures from William Collins to Phillis Wheatley, as well as works by Victorians—such as Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Alfred, Lord Tennyson—for whom Romanticism was a formative force. “Contexts” sections provide valuable background on cultural matters such as “The Natural and the Sublime” and “The Abolition of Slavery,” while the companion website offers a wealth of additional resources and primary works. Longer works newly prepared for the bound book include Byron’s Manfred and The Giaour, Keats’s Hyperion, and substantial selections from Wordsworth’s fourteen-book Prelude; authors newly added for this volume include Hannah Cowley, Hannah More, Ann Yearsley, Robert Southey, and Thomas Moore.
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The Cambridge History of Seventeenth-century Philosophy

Author: Daniel Garber,Michael Ayers

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521537209

Category: Philosophy

Page: 1616

View: 7478

Annotation. The Cambridge History of Seventeenth-Century Philosophy offers a uniquely comprehensive and authoritative overview of early-modern philosophy written by an international team of specialists. As with previous Cambridge Histories of Philosophy the subject is treated by topic and theme, and since history does not come packaged in neat bundles, the subject is also treated with great temporal flexibility, incorporating frequent reference to medieval and Renaissance ideas. The basic structure of the volumes corresponds to the way an educated seventeenth-century European might have organised the domain of philosophy. Thus, the history of science, religious doctrine, and politics feature very prominently.
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Love in Excess - Second Edition

Author: Eliza Haywood

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781551113678

Category: Fiction

Page: 296

View: 913

Eliza Haywood (1693-1756) was one of the most successful writers of her time; indeed, the two most popular English novels in the early eighteenth-century were Robinson Crusoe and Haywood’s first novel, Love in Excess. As this edition enables modern readers to discover, its enormous success is easy to understand. Love in Excess is a well crafted novel in which the claims of love and ambition are pursued through multiple storylines until the heroine engineers a melodramatic conclusion. Haywood’s frankness about female sexuality may explain the later neglect of Love in Excess. (In contrast, her accomplished domestic novel, The History of Miss Betsy Thoughtless, has remained available.) Love in Excess and its reception provide a lively and valuable record of the challenge that female desire posed to social decorum. For the second Broadview edition, the appendix of eighteenth-century responses to Haywood has been considerably expanded.
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A Reader's Guide to Contemporary Literary Theory

Author: Raman Selden,Peter Widdowson,Peter Brooker

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317422813

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 308

View: 4715

A Reader’s Guide to Contemporary Literary Theory is a classic introduction to the complex yet crucial area of literary theory. This book is known for its clear, accessible style and its thorough, logical approach, guiding the reader through the essentials of literary theory. It includes two new chapters: ‘New Materialisms’ which incorporates ecocriticism, animal studies, posthumanism and thing theory; ‘21st Century and Future Developments’ which includes technology, digital humanities, ethics and affect.
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Grand tour

the lure of Italy in the eighteenth century

Author: Andrew Wilton,Ilaria Bignamini,Palazzo delle esposizioni (Rome, Italy)

Publisher: Tate Gallery Pubn

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 328

View: 4468

The Grand Tour, the journey made by noblemen and gentlemen of many nations to Italy in search of antique and modern culture, reached its apogee in the 18th century and came to an end with the Napoleonic Wars in the 1790s. This book looks at this vital aspect of European civilization in the age of the Enlightenment from the point of view of several countries and includes the work of foremost artists of the period, among them Canaletto, Richard Wilson, Pompeo Batoni, Joseph Wright of Derby, and Joshua Reynolds. A team of international experts has been brought together to contribute detailed descriptions of ever 200 paintings, sculptures, watercolors, prints, and objets d'art from Europe and America.
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Everyday Inequalities

Critical Inquiries

Author: Jodi O'Brien,Judith Howard

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9781577181217

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

View: 4305

Thirteen newly published articles on case studies performed by sociologists demonstrating the everyday interactions that reinforce dominance and resistance in modern society.
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The Theory of Moral Sentiments

Author: Adam Smith (économiste)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Approaches to World Literature

Author: Joachim Küpper

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3050064951

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 180

View: 7196

The present volume introduces new considerations on the topic of “World Literature”, penned by leading representatives of the discipline from the United States, India, Japan, the Middle East, England, France and Germany. The essays revolve around the question of what, specifically in today's rapidly globalizing world, may be the productive implications of the concept of World Literature, which was first developed in the 18th century and then elaborated on by Goethe. The discussions include problems such as different script systems with varying literary functions, as well as questions addressing the relationship between ethnic self-description and cultural belonging. The contributions result from a conference that took place at the Dahlem Humanities Center, Freie Universität Berlin, in 2012.
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A Brief History of American Literature

Author: Richard Gray

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444392463

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 420

View: 8655

A Brief History of American Literature offers students and general readers a concise and up-to-date history of the full range of American writing from its origins until the present day. Represents the only up-to-date concise history of American literature Covers fiction, poetry, drama and non-fiction, as well as looking at other forms of literature including folktales, spirituals, the detective story, the thriller and science fiction Considers how our understanding of American literature has changed over the past twenty years Offers students an abridged version of History of American Literature, a book widely considered the standard survey text Provides an invaluable introduction to the subject for students of American literature, American studies and all those interested in the literature and culture of the United States
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Selected Letters

Author: Marie de Rabutin-Chantal marquise de Sévigné

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780140444056

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 319

View: 5663

Describes the social and intellectual life of seventeenth-century France, including gossip about the court of King Louis XIV
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The Cambridge History of Latin American Literature

Author: Roberto Gonzalez Echevarría

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521340694

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 690

View: 5596

"Primary and vital resource for literary specialists, historians, students of all levels, and general readers interested in this period. Leading scholars write about diverse genres (narrative, essay, poetry, theater) and cultural interests and ideas (intellectual life, historiography, Viceregal culture, Mesoamerican indigenous peoples and cultures). Literature articles include analysis and discussion of canonic and previously marginalized authors and treat representative works, genres, and literary and philosophical currents. Extremely useful, well written, and interesting"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.
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A Voyage to the Country of the Houyhnhnms

Author: Jonathan Swift

Publisher: Sovereign via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1910343315

Category: Fiction

Page: 76

View: 7838

Gulliver sets out as captain of a ship, but after the mutiny of his crew and a long confinement in his cabin, he arrives in an unknown land. This land is populated by Houyhnhnms, rational-thinking horses who rule, and by Yahoos, brutish humanlike creatures who serve the Houyhnhnms. Gulliver sets about learning their language, and when he can speak he narrates his voyages to them and explains the constitution of England. He is treated with great courtesy and kindness by the horses and is enlightened by his many conversations with them and by his exposure to their noble culture.
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I Am Charlotte Simmons

A Novel

Author: Tom Wolfe

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312424442

Category: Fiction

Page: 738

View: 3657

At Dupont University, an innocent college freshman named Charlotte Simmons learns that her intellect alone will not help her survive.
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