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  • Download E-books The Real South: Southern Narrative in the Age of Cultural Reproduction (Southern Literary Studies) PDF

    By Scott Romine

    In this stimulating learn, Scott Romine explores the effect of globalization on modern southern tradition and the South's patience in an age of media and what he phrases "cultural reproduction." instead of being compromised, Romine asserts, southern cultures are either complex and reconfigured as they more and more detach from culture in its traditional feel. In contemplating Souths that will seem pretend -- the Souths of the subject matter eating place, advertisement tv, and well known neighborhood magazines, for instance -- Romine contends that authenticity and fact grow to be valuable techniques that let teams and participants to visualize and navigate social worlds.

    Romine addresses an immense serious challenge -- "authenticity" -- in a essentially new demeanour. much less serious about what truly constitutes an "authentic" or "real" South than in how those options are used this day, the true South explores a variety of southern narratives that describe and shuttle via digital, simulated, and commodified Souths. the place past critics have tended to imagine a true or actual South, Romine questions such assumptions and even if the "authentic South" ever actually existed.

    From long past with the Wind, Civil struggle reenactments, and a tennis group outdoor Atlanta referred to as Tara, to the paintings of Josephine Humphreys, the shuttle narrative of V. S. Naipaul, and the historic fiction of Lewis Nordan, Romine examines how narratives (and areas) are used to model social cohesion and cultural continuity in a time of fragmentation and alter. faraway from deteriorating or disappearing in a world economic system, Romine exhibits, the South is still reproduced and utilized by assorted teams engaged in different cultural projects.

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  • Download E-books Puerto Rican Voices in English: Interviews with Writers PDF

    Puerto Rican writers residing within the usa and writing in English locate themselves astride cultures, languages, and methods of taking a look at existence. additionally they locate units of prejudice: racial, cultural, and linguistic bias within the usa; and rejection from Puerto Rican society. during this bright number of interviews, Hernandez provides images of 14 of the main admired Puerto Rican writers residing within the usa and provides the 1st probability for them to talk without delay approximately their lives and their literary culture. Taken as a complete, the various stories of those writers offer an perception into the consequences of early displacement from a countrywide tradition, and the way perceived prejudice and hostility can breed, in flip, both violence and hate, or a desire to excel and to communicate.

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  • Download E-books Antigonick (New Directions Paperbook) PDF

    By Anne Carson

    An illustrated new translation of Sophokles’ Antigone.

    Anne Carson has released translations of the traditional Greek poets Sappho, Simonides, Aiskhylos, Sophokles and Euripides. Antigonick is her seminal paintings. Sophokles’ luminous and worrying tragedy is right here given a wholly clean language and presentation. This paperback variation encompasses a new preface by means of the writer, “Dear Antigone.”

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  • Download E-books An Ecological and Postcolonial Study of Literature: From Daniel Defoe to Salman Rushdie PDF

    This ebook argues that humanity's courting to the land has passed through a primary and calamitous switch. Marzec unearths how the old phenomenon referred to as the 'enclosure circulation' has effected not just the ecosystems and the geopolitics of the Twenty-First century, yet on how we relate to the earth and conceive of ourselves as human.

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  • Download E-books John Berryman: A Critical Commentary PDF

    By John Haffenden

    The poetry of John Berryman occupies an incomparable position in smooth American literature. This examine strains the composition of the most important poems, and translates Berryman's attribute trials and his ingenious triumphs. In Homage to Mistress Bradstreet , which Edmund Wilson known as ' the main uncommon lengthy poem by way of an American for the reason that The Waste Land ', Berryman set himself huge, immense difficulties of subject matter and shape, and overcame them with the lively and interesting craft that's defined during this e-book. He remodeled his own matters and ancient pursuits right into a totally completed inventive harmony, a poem which succeeds either as lyric and as drama. equally, in forging the thirteen-year 'epic' of The Dream Songs , 'the tragical heritage of Henry', because the poet himself known as it, Berryman resolutely faced selected versions akin to Don Quixote and The Iliad , and finally realised his personal layout and a special poetic voice. 'I arrange the 'Bradstreet' poem as an assault on 'The Waste Land' ' Berryman stated in his nationwide booklet Award popularity Speech; 'I manage ' The Dream Songs ' as adverse to each noticeable tendency in either American and English poetry...The target was once an analogous in either poems: the copy or invention of the motions of a human character, loose and made up our minds, in a single case female, within the different masculine.' a primary function of this research is the remarkably large use John Haffenden has made from fundamental study fabrics - manuscript drafts, notes, marginalia, diary entries and letters, all of that are published right here for the 1st time - to light up and clarify the poems. This publication is either a severe research of Berryman's mature works and an inner narrative of the poet's struggles and luck. It comprises accomplished notes and statement on 'The Dream Songs' and on 'Delusions, Etc.' , in addition to an authoritative dialogue and assesment of 'Love & reputation' .

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  • Download E-books Mastery and Slavery in Victorian Writing PDF

    Taking Hegel's well-known " Master-Slave Dialectic " as its start line, this wide-ranging publication examines portrayals of masters, slaves and servants in works through Carlyle, Dickens, Eliot, Collins and others. The questions raised approximately smooth mastery and slavery are pursued in terms of exciting nineteenth-century figures because the American slave-holder, the musician, the demagogue and the Jew.

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  • Download E-books Beautiful Enemies: Friendship and Postwar American Poetry PDF

    By Andrew Epstein

    Even though it has lengthy been common to visualize the archetypal American poet making a song a solitary "Song of Myself," a lot of the main enduring American poetry has really been preoccupied with the drama of friendship. during this lucid and soaking up learn, Andrew Epstein argues that an obsession with either the pleasures and difficulties of friendship erupts within the "New American Poetry" that emerges after the second one global warfare. by way of targeting probably the most major postmodernist American poets--the "New York university" poets John Ashbery, Frank O'Hara, and their shut modern Amiri Baraka--Beautiful Enemies finds a basic paradox on the middle of postwar American poetry and tradition: the avant-garde's dedication to individualism and nonconformity runs at once counter to its personal valorization of group and collaboration. in reality, Epstein demonstrates that the conflict among friendship and nonconformity complicates the mythical alliances solid through postwar poets, turns into a primary subject within the poetry they created, and leaves modern writers with a sophisticated legacy to barter. instead of easily celebrating friendship and poetic neighborhood as nurturing and encouraging, those poets signify friendship as a type of exhilarating, maddening contradiction, a domain of allure and repulsion, affinity and rivalry.

    tough either the reductive opinions of yankee individualism and the idealized, seriously biographical celebrations of literary camaraderie one unearths in a lot serious dialogue, this e-book offers a brand new interpretation of the odd dynamics of yank avant-garde poetic groups and the position of the person inside of them. by way of situating his large and revealing readings of those hugely influential poets opposed to the backdrop of chilly conflict cultural politics and in the context of yankee pragmatist proposal, Epstein uncovers the collision among radical self-reliance and the siren name of the interpersonal on the middle of postwar American poetry.

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  • Download E-books Eighteenth-Century Fiction and the Reinvention of Wonder PDF

    A footprint materializes mysteriously on a abandoned shore; an immense helmet falls from the sky; a traveller awakens to discover his horse dangling from a church steeple. Eighteenth-century British fiction brims with moments equivalent to those, during which the prosaic rubs up opposed to the outstanding. whereas it's a truism that the period's literature is distinct by means of its realism and air of likelihood, Eighteenth-Century Fiction and the Reinvention of Wonder argues that ask yourself is fundamental to--rather than antithetical to--the constructing recommendations of novelistic fiction. Positioning its reader at the cusp among reputation and estrangement, among religion and doubt, glossy fiction hinges upon ask yourself.

    Eighteenth-Century Fiction and the Reinvention of Wonder's chapters spread its new account of British fiction's upward push via superb new readings of vintage early novels-from Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe to Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey--as good as bringing to consciousness lesser identified works, so much significantly Rudolf Raspe's Baron Munchausen's Narrative of His Marvellous Travels. during this daring new account, the eighteenth century bears witness to not the world's disenchantment yet relatively to wonder's re-location from the supernatural realm to the empirical international, delivering a second look not just of the way we glance again on the Enlightenment, but in addition of ways we learn today.

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