Download E-books The Ecology of Wonder in Romantic and Postmodern Literature (Literatures, Cultures, and the Environment) PDF

By Louise Economides

This booklet strains the cultured of ask yourself from the romantic interval via modern philosophy and literature, arguing for its relevance to ecological awareness. such a lot ecocritical scholarship has a tendency to overshadow discussions of ask yourself with the chic, failing to regard those aesthetic different types as specific. hence, modern scholarship has conflated ask yourself and the elegant and finally misplaced the nuances that those suggestions conjure for readers and thinkers. Economides illuminates very important variations among those aesthetics, fairly their negotiation of concerns proper to gender-based and environmental politics. In flip, readers can make the most of the concept that of ask yourself as an open-ended, non-violent framework not like the ethos of domination that regularly surrounds the sublime.

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Download E-books Canada Home: Juliana Horatia Ewing's Federicton Letters 1867-1869 PDF

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Download E-books Law and Literature: Third Edition PDF

By Richard A. Posner

Hailed in its first version as an “outstanding paintings, as stimulating because it is intellectually exclusive” (New York Times), Law and Literature has handily lived as much as the Washington Post’s prediction that the e-book could “remain crucial examining for a few years to come.” This 3rd variation, commonly revised and enlarged, is the single finished book-length therapy of the sector. It maintains to stress the basic modifications among legislations and literature, that are rooted within the varied social features of felony and literary texts. however it additionally explores parts of mutual illumination and expands its variety to incorporate new themes reminiscent of the harsh and weird punishments clause of the structure, unlawful immigration, surveillance, worldwide warming and bioterrorism, and plagiarism.

In this version, literary works from classics by means of Homer, Shakespeare, Milton, Dostoevsky, Melville, Kafka, and Camus to modern fiction through Tom Wolfe, Margaret Atwood, John Grisham, and Joyce Carol Oates come less than Richard Posner’s scrutiny, as does the movie The Matrix.

The ebook is still the main transparent, acute account of the intersection of legislation and literature.

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Download E-books Dickens and Charity PDF

By Norris Pope

Dickens's spiritual ideals have been these of such a lot nineteenth century British Unitarians. In his will he steered his young ones to undertake a liberal, tolerant, and non-sectarian interpretation of Christianity, "the instructing of the hot testomony in its large spirit." He instructed they "put no religion in any man's slender building" of remoted passages. within the lifetime of Our Lord, written for his young children and never released until eventually 1934, Dickens summarized his religion as "to do solid always." He believed humanity, created within the photograph of the divine, retained a seed of fine. He preached the gospel of the second one probability. the area will be a greater position if, with a metamorphosis of middle, humans have been to regard others with kindness and generosity. ..

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Download E-books Imaginary Numbers: An Anthology of Marvelous Mathematical Stories, Diversions, Poems, and Musings PDF

"With this pleasant anthology, Frucht throws a bridge around the chasm setting apart the 'Two Cultures' of technological know-how and literature."--Booklist

"A tremendous colledtion of numerous abilities and writing."--San Diego Union-Tribune

A wildly creative treasury of the main crafty phrases ever written approximately numbers. arithmetic and writing could seem to exist in contrary nation-states, yet as William Frucht finds, the realm of numbers has continuously held a unique fascination for women and men of letters. Imaginary Numbers monitors the end result of this cross-fertilization by way of amassing the easiest inventive writing approximately mathematical subject matters from the earlier hundred years. during this attractive anthology, we will be able to discover the various methods writers have performed with mathematical rules. Delve into the fourth size and infinity, into delusion and philosophy with such masters as Lewis Carroll, Edwin Abbott Abbott, Philip ok. Dick, Martin Gardner, and Alan Lightman. enjoy well known stories by means of Italo Calvino and Jorge Luis Borges, cult classics resembling Connie Willis's "The Schwartzschild Radius,"and lesser-known gem stones through such visionaries as William Gibson and A. okay. Dewdney. For mathematical experts and literary lions alike, Imaginary Numbers provides as much as one interesting learn.

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Download E-books Dramatic Dickens PDF

By Carol Hanbery MacKay

It is a workforce of essays which discover how dramatic impulses underlie Dickens' notion of himself and his paintings - in addition to how they have been reworked into the dynamic global of his fiction. The paintings additionally considers Dickens' dating with girls (actresses an his personal characters) and the historical past of Victorian and sleek theatre. Carol Hanbery MacKay is writer of "Soliloquy in Nineteenth-Century Fiction".

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Download E-books Towards a 'Natural' Narratology PDF

By Monika Fludernik

During this flooring breaking paintings of synthesis, Monika Fludernik combines insights from literary thought and linguistics to supply a hard new conception of narrative.
This publication is either an historic survey and theoretical learn, with the writer drawing on an incredible variety of examples from the earliest oral research to modern experimental fiction. She makes use of those examples to end up that contemporary literature, faraway from heralding the ultimate cave in of narrative, represents the epitome of a centuries lengthy developmental technique.

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