The Longman Anthology of World Literature

Author: David Damrosch,David Lawrence Pike

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780205625949

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1056

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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 Longman Anthology of British Literature

Author: Stuart Sherman

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780321333933

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 990

View: 9915

"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!
Posted in Literary Criticism

British Literature: A Historical Overview

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: 1554810027

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

View: 8163

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. These two volumes provide an overview of British literature in its social and historical context from the Anglo-Saxon period through to the twenty-first century. They trace literary developments an all genres, and touch as well on key developments in the history of the language and the history of print culture. And they provide essential historical background for those unfamiliar with the unfolding of British political, social, economic, and cultural history during each of the six periods into which the study of British literature is commonly divided (The Medieval Period, The Renaissance and Early Seventeenth Century, The Restoration and the Eighteenth Century, The Age of Romanticism, The Victorian Era, The Twentieth Century and Beyond). Included are a wide variety of illustrations, including 24 pages of color plates in each volume. The material for British Literature: A Historical Overview has been drawn from the general introductions to the six volumes of the acclaimed Broadview Anthology of British Literature. A Historical Overview, Volume B is also available; this covers the age of Romanticism through the twentieth century and beyond.
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The Longman Anthology of Drama and Theater

A Global Perspective

Author: Michael L. Greenwald,Mike Greenwald,Roger Schultz,Roberto Dario Pomo

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman

ISBN: 9780321291387

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1808

View: 3686

The Longman Anthology of World Drama and Theatre is a fully-integrated text/anthology of drama with a global emphasis for the Introduction to Drama course. Divided into two parts: Part One covers the origins of drama: genres, conventions, styles and descriptions of roles, and Part Two is a six chapter anthology of plays, including plays from around the world with a solid core of western plays. Each chapter in Part Two includes visuals, maps, timelines, biographical and contextual headnotes, and an overview of the history and conventions of each period that help students gain a better understanding of the drama and theater being presented.
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Orientalism

Author: Edward W. Said

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0804153868

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

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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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What Is World Literature?

Author: David Damrosch

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691188645

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

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World literature was long defined in North America as an established canon of European masterpieces, but an emerging global perspective has challenged both this European focus and the very category of "the masterpiece." The first book to look broadly at the contemporary scope and purposes of world literature, What Is World Literature? probes the uses and abuses of world literature in a rapidly changing world. In case studies ranging from the Sumerians to the Aztecs and from medieval mysticism to postmodern metafiction, David Damrosch looks at the ways works change as they move from national to global contexts. Presenting world literature not as a canon of texts but as a mode of circulation and of reading, Damrosch argues that world literature is work that gains in translation. When it is effectively presented, a work of world literature moves into an elliptical space created between the source and receiving cultures, shaped by both but circumscribed by neither alone. Established classics and new discoveries alike participate in this mode of circulation, but they can be seriously mishandled in the process. From the rediscovered Epic of Gilgamesh in the nineteenth century to Rigoberta Menchú's writing today, foreign works have often been distorted by the immediate needs of their own editors and translators. Eloquently written, argued largely by example, and replete with insightful close readings, this book is both an essay in definition and a series of cautionary tales.
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A Glossary of Literary Terms

Author: M.H. Abrams,Geoffrey Harpham

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285974514

Category: Education

Page: 448

View: 1385

First published over fifty years ago, A GLOSSARY OF LITERARY TERMS remains an essential text for all serious students of literature. Now fully updated to reflect the latest scholarship on recent and rapidly evolving critical theories, the eleventh edition contains a complete glossary of essential literary terms presented as a series of engaging, beautifully crafted essays that explore the terms, place them in context, and suggest related entries and additional reading. This indispensable, authoritative, and highly affordable reference covers terms useful in discussing literature and literary history, theory, and criticism. Perfect as a core text for introductory literary theory or as a supplement to any literature course, this classic work is an invaluable reference that students can continue to use throughout their academic and professional careers. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Dictionary for Library and Information Science

Author: Joan M. Reitz

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781591580751

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 788

View: 6658

Now available for the first time in print, the dictionary is the most comprehensive and reliable English-language resource for terminology used in all types of libraries. With more than 4,000 terms and cross-references (last updated January, 2003), the dictionary's content has been carefully selected and includes terms from publishing, printing, literature, and computer science where, in the author's judgment, they are relevant to both library professionals and laypersons.
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Knowledge and Colonialism

Eighteenth-Century Travellers in South Africa

Author: Siegfried Huigen

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9047430875

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

View: 518

Knowledge and Colonialism examines writings and drawings of eighteenth-century scientific travellers in South Africa against the background of administrative and commercial discourses. It is argued that these travellers benefited more from their relationship with the colonial order than the other way around
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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: 718

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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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: 3906

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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Approaches to World Literature

Author: Joachim Küpper

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3050064951

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 180

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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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The Theory of Moral Sentiments

Author: Adam Smith (économiste)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Love in Excess - Second Edition

Author: Eliza Haywood

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781551113678

Category: Fiction

Page: 296

View: 6832

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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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (A New Verse Translation)

Author: Simon Armitage

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393334155

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 198

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A poetic translation of the classic Arthurian story is an edition in alliterative language and rhyme of the epic confrontation between a young Round Table hero and a green-clad stranger who compels him to meet his destiny at the Green Chapel. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
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I Am Charlotte Simmons

A Novel

Author: Tom Wolfe

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312424442

Category: Fiction

Page: 738

View: 8166

At Dupont University, an innocent college freshman named Charlotte Simmons learns that her intellect alone will not help her survive.
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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: 1046

Thirteen newly published articles on case studies performed by sociologists demonstrating the everyday interactions that reinforce dominance and resistance in modern society.
Posted in Social Science