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  • Download E-books No Place for Home: Spatial Constraint and Character Flight in the Novels of Cormac McCarthy (Studies in Major Literary Authors) PDF

    By Jay Ellis

    This booklet was once written to enterprise past interpretations of Cormac McCarthy's characters as easy, antinomian, and non-psychological; and of his landscapes as unrelated to the violent arcs of frequently orphaned and continually emotionally remoted and socially indifferent characters. As McCarthy often eschews direct symptoms of psychology, his landscapes let us infer a lot approximately their motivations. the connection of ambivalent nostalgia for domesticity to McCarthy's descriptions of house is still particularly unexamined at ebook size, and during much less theoretical program than shut examining. via together with McCarthy's newest ebook, this examine provide the single entire research of all 9 novels. inside of McCarthy stories, this e-book extends and complicates a growing to be curiosity in area and domesticity in his paintings. the writer combines a excessive regard for McCarthy's stylistic prowess with a provocative examining of the way his personal mental behavior round gender concerns and family members family members energy books that in simple terms seem to be tales of masculine heroics, expressions of misogynistic worry, or antinomian rejections of civilized existence.

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  • Download E-books The Curse of Caste; or The Slave Bride: A Rediscovered African American Novel by Julia C. Collins PDF

    By Julia C. Collins

    In 1865, The Christian Recorder, the nationwide newspaper of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, serialized The Curse of Caste; or The Slave Bride, a unique written through Mrs. Julia C. Collins, an African American girl residing within the small city of Williamsport, Pennsylvania. the 1st novel ever released by means of a black American girl, it really is set in antebellum Louisiana and Connecticut, and makes a speciality of the lives of an attractive mixed-race mom and daughter whose possibilities for achievement via love and marriage are threatened by way of slavery and caste prejudice. The textual content stocks a lot with renowned nineteenth-century women's fiction, whereas its dominant issues of interracial romance, hidden African ancestry, and ambiguous racial identification have parallels within the writings of either black and white authors from the period.
    Begun within the waning months of the Civil warfare, the unconventional was once close to its end whilst Julia Collins died of tuberculosis in November of 1865. during this first-ever e-book ebook of The Curse of Caste; or The Slave Bride, the editors have composed a hopeful and a sad finishing, reflecting possible choices Collins potentially could have thought of for the remaining of her remarkable novel. of their advent, the editors provide the main entire and present study at the lifestyles and group of an writer who left few lines within the historic list, and supply huge dialogue of her novel's literary and ancient value. Collins's released essays, which offer fascinating glimpses into the brain of this proficient yet missed author, are incorporated in what's going to end up to be the definitive version of an enormous new discovery in African American literature. Its e-book contributes immensely to our realizing of black American literature, faith, women's background, group existence, and race kin through the period of usa emancipation.

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  • Download E-books Science and Technology in the Age of Hawthorne, Melville, Twain, and James: Thinking and Writing Electricity (American Literature Readings in the Twenty-First Century) PDF

    This ebook finds the total volume of electricity's value in 19th and early 20th Century literature and tradition. It presents in-depth assurance of quite a lot of canonical American authors from the yank Renaissance onwards. in addition to many desirable hitherto under-studied writers.

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  • Download E-books CliffsNotes on Wharton's The House of Mirth (Cliffsnotes Literature Guides) PDF

    By Bruce E Walker

    The unique CliffsNotes learn courses provide professional statement on significant topics, plots, characters, literary units, and old heritage. the newest iteration of titles during this sequence additionally characteristic glossaries and visible parts that supplement the vintage, frequent format.

    CliffsNotes at the condominium of Mirth takes you into the waning years of the Gilded Age and the ethical financial disaster of latest York City's elite type. Edith Wharton's tale of a girl — whose attractiveness explanations males to wish to own her and girls to be jealous of her — displays the complex fight of the person opposed to the social strictures of a robust, and victorious, moneyed class.

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    • Chapter-by-chapter summaries and commentaries
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    • A serious essay in regards to the opulence and vacancy of the Gilded Age
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    Classic literature or glossy modern day treasure — you will realize it all with professional info and perception from CliffsNotes learn guides.

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  • Download E-books A Companion to Walt Whitman PDF

    Comprising greater than 30 titanic essays written by way of top students, this spouse constitutes a very broad-ranging and in-depth advisor to at least one of America’s maximum poets.

    • Makes the easiest and most recent considering on Whitman to be had to students
    • Designed to make readers extra conscious of the social and cultural contexts of Whitman’s paintings, and of the experimental nature of his writing
    • Includes contributions dedicated to particular poetry and prose works, a compact biography of the poet, and a bibliography

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  • Download E-books A Long Way From Home (Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the Americas (MELA)) PDF

    By Claude McKay

    Claude McKay (1889–1948) used to be the most prolific and complex African American writers of the early 20th century. A Jamaican-born writer of poetry, brief tales, novels, and nonfiction, McKay has frequently been linked to the “New Negro” or Harlem Renaissance, a flow of African American artwork, tradition, and intellectualism among international struggle I and the nice melancholy. yet his dating to the circulation used to be advanced. actually absent from Harlem in the course of that interval, he dedicated so much of his time to touring via Europe, Russia, and Africa through the Twenties and Thirties. His energetic participation in Communist teams and the unconventional Left additionally inspired sure evaluations on race and sophistication that strained his courting to the Harlem Renaissance and its black intelligentsia. In his 1937 autobiography, A good way from Home, McKay explains what it capacity to be a black “rebel sojourner” and provides one of many first unflattering, but informative, exposés of the Harlem Renaissance. Reprinted the following with a serious creation through Gene Andrew Jarrett, this publication will problem readers to reconsider McKay’s articulation of identification, artwork, race, and politics and situate those subject matters when it comes to his oeuvre and his literary contemporaries among the realm wars.

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  • Download E-books Representations of Childhood in American Modernism PDF

    This ebook files American modernism’s efforts to disenchant grownup and baby readers alike of the essentialist view of adolescence as redemptive, originary, and common. For James, Barnes, Du Bois, and Stein, the 20 th century’s flow to place the kid on the heart of the self and society raised matters concerning the shrinking worth of adulthood and brought on a severe reaction that imagined formative years and children’s narratives in methods nearly adversarial to either. during this unique research, Michelle H. Phillips argues that American modernism’s frequent critique of early life ended in a few of the period’s so much significant and such a lot misunderstood experiments with interiority, narration, and children’s literature.

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  • Download E-books Jab (Phoenix Poets) PDF

    By Mark Halliday

    Human, starvation, happiness, desire, center, and Halliday all commence with h, as does ham. twist of fate? probably! yet seldom have the flour of the humanistic and the egg yolk of honesty combined extra swellingly with the yeast of wish and the salt of self-doubt—not to say the olive paste of ambition.

    Halliday has whacked loss of life and Mutabilitie earlier than, yet this time . . . this time he whacks them back. After this Jab, the realm seriously is not an analogous. Or at the very least, a couple of hundred conversations, right here and there, may be a little affected. Roll over dying, and inform Mutabilitie the news.

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  • Download E-books this bridge we call home: radical visions for transformation PDF

    By AnaLouise Keating

    Greater than 20 years after the ground-breaking anthology This Bridge known as My Back known as upon feminists to check new sorts of groups and practices, Gloria E. Anzaldúa and AnaLouise Keating have painstakingly assembled a brand new number of over 80 unique writings that provides a daring new imaginative and prescient of women-of-color attention for the twenty-first century. Written via ladies and men--both "of colour" and "white"--this bridge we name home will problem readers to reconsider present different types and invent new person and collective identities.

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  • Download E-books The John Updike Encyclopedia PDF

    By Jack De Bellis

    John Updike is among the such a lot seminal American writers of the twentieth century and probably the most prolific in addition. as well as his best-selling novels, he has written various poems, brief tales, reports, and essays. His writing regularly unearths stylistic brilliance, and during his engagement with America's ethical and non secular difficulties, his works chronicle America's hopes and desires, disasters and disappointments. although he's an vastly well known author, the complexity and style of his works have elicited starting to be scholarly awareness. via a number of hundred alphabetically prepared entries, this booklet offers either informal and critical readers a great advisor to his lifestyles and writings.

    Whether the reader is looking for a unique precis, an authoritative research of matters, elucidation of an allusion, or some degree approximately Updike's lifestyles or demeanour of composition, the encyclopedia is vital. A chronology summarizes the main occasions in Updike's occupation, whereas an introductory essay examines his development as a author, from his crafted mild verse and knowledgeable studies to his leading edge novels and tales. The entries that persist with summarize Updike's books, describe all significant characters, clarify allusions, determine significant pictures and logos, examine central topics, speak about his existence and profession, and draw at the most vital scholarship. Entries comprise bibliographies, and the quantity closes with a listing of works for extra reading.

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