English poetry

Thomas Hardy

Poems of 1912-13 : the "Emma" Poems

Author: John Greening

Publisher: N.A


Category: English poetry

Page: 46

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Thomas Hardy's reputation as a poet is higher now than it has ever been. It is generally agreed that the Poems of 1912-13, written in memory of his first wife, are some of the greatest elegies in the language. This invaluable new study concentrates on the 'Emma Poems', setting them in the context of Hardy's troubled first marriage, then analysing them one by one. John Greening - a poet himself and author of the Greenwich Exchange Guides to Poets of the First World War and W.B. Yeats - highlights the distinctive music of this twenty-one poem 'suite', while exploring the sexual and spiritual tensions concealed witihn Hardy's Dorsetshire and North Cornish landscapes.
Language Arts & Disciplines

A Companion to Twentieth-Century Poetry

Author: Neil Roberts

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781405113618

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 626

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This broad-ranging Companion gives readers a thorough grounding in both the background and the substance of eighteenth-century poetry in all its rich variety. An up-to-date and wide-ranging guide to eighteenth-century poetry. Reflects the dramatic transformation which has taken place in the study of eighteenth-century poetry over the past two decades. Opens with a section on contexts, discussing poetry's relationships with patriotism, politics, science, and the visual arts, for example. Discusses poetry by male and female poets from all walks of life. Includes numerous close readings of individual poems, ranging from Pope's The Rape of the Lock to Mary Collier's The Woman's Labour. Includes more provocative contributions on subjects such as rural poetry and the self-taught tradition, British poetry 'beyond the borders', the constructions of femininity, women as writers and women as readers. Designed to be used alongside David Fairer and Christine Gerrard's Eighteenth-century Poetry: An Annotated Anthology (Blackwell Publishing, Second Edition, 2003).

The Classic Hundred Poems

All-time Favorites

Author: William Harmon

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231112598

Category: Poetry

Page: 360

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Gathers the most frequently anthologized English and American poems, including those by Keats, Shakespeare, Frost, Wordsworth, Dickinson, Shelley, Yeats, Tennyson, Emerson, and Browning

No Tomorrow/Point de Lendemain

Author: Vivant Denon,Lydia Davis,Peter Brooks

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 1590173260

Category: Fiction

Page: 63

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A classic eighteenth-century French libertine work finds a young man summoned to the country estate of Madame de T--- and embarking on an escapade of passion and unexpected consummation, in a translation that is accompanied by the French text and an introduction that evaluates its themes. Original.

Hardy: Poems

Author: Thomas Hardy

Publisher: Everyman's Library

ISBN: 0375712577

Category: Poetry

Page: 256

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The Everyman's Library Pocket Poets hardcover series is popular for its compact size and reasonable price which does not compromise content. Poems: Hardy contains poems from Moments of Vision, Satires of Circumstance, Veteris Vestigia Flammae, Heredity, Short Stories, Afterwards, and an index of first lines.
Biography & Autobiography

Memories and Adventures

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108044042

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 434

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First published in 1923, this autobiography explores Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's life from his school years to literary success and beyond.

Existence as a Real Property

The Ontology of Meinongianism

Author: Francesco Berto

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 940074207X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 242

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This profound exploration of one of the core notions of philosophy—the concept of existence itself—reviews, then counters (via Meinongian theory), the mainstream philosophical view running from Hume to Frege, Russell, and Quine, summarized thus by Kant: “Existence is not a predicate.” The initial section of the book presents a comprehensive introduction to, and critical evaluation of, this mainstream view. The author moves on to provide the first systematic survey of all the main Meinongian theories of existence, which, by contrast, reckon existence to be a real, full-fledged property of objects that some things possess, and others lack. As an influential addition to the research literature, the third part develops the most up-to-date neo-Meinongian theory called Modal Meinongianism, applies it to specific fields such as the ontology of fictional objects, and discusses its open problems, laying the groundwork for further research. In accordance with the latest trends in analytic ontology, the author prioritizes a meta-ontological viewpoint, adopting a dual definition of meta-ontology as the discourse on the meaning of being, and as the discourse on the tools and methods of ontological enquiry. This allows a balanced assessment of philosophical views on a cost-benefit basis, following multiple criteria for theory evaluation. Compelling and revealing, this new publication is a vital addition to contemporary philosophical ontology.
English literature

The British National Bibliography

Author: Arthur James Wells

Publisher: N.A


Category: English literature

Page: N.A

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Social Science

The Flaming Womb

Repositioning Women in Early Modern Southeast Asia

Author: Barbara Watson Andaya

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 0824829557

Category: Social Science

Page: 335

View: 8875

The Princess of the Flaming Womb, the Javanese legend that introduces this pioneering study, symbolizes the many ambiguities attached to femaleness in Southeast Asian societies. Yet, despite these ambiguities, the relatively egalitarian nature of male-female relations in Southeast Asia is central to arguments claiming a coherent identity for the region. This challenging work by senior scholar Barbara Watson Andaya considers such contradictions while offering a thought-provoking view of Southeast Asian history that focuses on women's roles and perceptions. Andaya explores the broad themes of the early modern era (1500-1800) - the introduction of new religions, major economic shifts, changing patterns of state control, the impact of elite lifestyles and behaviors - drawing on an extraordinary range of sources and citing numerous examples from Thai, Vietnamese, Burmese, Philippine, and Malay societies.

1982, Janine

Author: Alasdair Gray

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 1847674445

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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An unforgettably challenging book about power and powerlessness, men and women, masters and servants, small countries and big countries, Alasdair Gray's exploration of the politics of pornography has lost none of its power to shock. 1982, Janine is a searing portrait of male need and inadequacy, as explored via the lonely sexual fantasies of Jock McLeish, failed husband, lover and businessman. Yet there is hope here, and the humour (if black) and the imaginative and textual energy of the narrative achieves its own kind of redemption in the end.
Literary Criticism

An Introduction to Literature, Criticism and Theory

Author: Andrew Bennett,Nicholas Royle

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317313127

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 425

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Lively, original and highly readable, An Introduction to Literature, Criticism and Theory is the essential guide to literary studies. Starting at ‘The Beginning’ and concluding with ‘The End’, chapters range from the familiar, such as ‘Character’, ‘Narrative’ and ‘The Author’, to the more unusual, such as ‘Secrets’, ‘Pleasure’ and ‘Ghosts’. Now in its fifth edition, Bennett and Royle’s classic textbook successfully illuminates complex ideas by engaging directly with literary works, so that a reading of Jane Eyre opens up ways of thinking about racial difference, for example, while Chaucer, Raymond Chandler and Monty Python are all invoked in a discussion of literature and laughter. The fifth edition has been revised throughout and includes four new chapters – ‘Feelings’, ‘Wounds’, ‘Body’ and ‘Love’ – to incorporate exciting recent developments in literary studies. In addition to further reading sections at the end of each chapter, the book contains a comprehensive bibliography and a glossary of key literary terms. A breath of fresh air in a field that can often seem dry and dauntingly theoretical, this book will open the reader’s eyes to the exhilarating possibilities of reading and studying literature.

The Genesis of General Relativity

Sources and Interpretations

Author: Jürgen Renn

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402039999

Category: Science

Page: 619

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This four-volume work represents the most comprehensive documentation and study of the creation of general relativity. Einstein’s 1912 Zurich notebook is published for the first time in facsimile and transcript and commented on by today’s major historians of science. Additional sources from Einstein and others, who from the late 19th to the early 20th century contributed to this monumental development, are presented here in translation for the first time. The volumes offer detailed commentaries and analyses of these sources that are based on a close reading of these documents supplemented by interpretations by the leading historians of relativity.


Author: Thomas Hardy,Peter Washington

Publisher: Everyman Chess

ISBN: 9781857157178


Page: 254

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Distringuished as both a great novelist and a great poet. Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) had a writing career which spanned more than sixty years, concentrating first on prose and then, after publishing his last novel in 1895, on verse. A master of the short lyric and the vivid narrative, Hardy is pre-eminently the poet of remembrance and tender regret for lost happiness; but he is also an ironist whose exquisite descriptions of rural life are the setting for bitingly sharp observations of human frailty.

The Itinerary of Archbishop Baldwin Through Wales

Author: Geraldus Cambrensis

Publisher: Seltzer Books via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1455319651

Category: History

Page: 361

View: 5944

According to Wikipedia: "Gerald of Wales (c. 1146 – c. 1223), also known as Gerallt Gymro in Welsh or Giraldus Cambrensis in Latin, archdeacon of Brecon, was a medieval clergyman and chronicler of his times. Born around 1146 at Manorbier Castle in Pembrokeshire, Wales, he was of mixed Norman and Welsh blood, his name being Gerald de Barri."

The Cambridge Handbook of the Psychology of Aesthetics and the Arts

Author: Pablo P. L. Tinio,Jeffrey K. Smith

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316123383

Category: Psychology

Page: N.A

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The psychology of aesthetics and the arts is dedicated to the study of our experiences of the visual arts, music, literature, film, performances, architecture and design; our experiences of beauty and ugliness; our preferences and dislikes; and our everyday perceptions of things in our world. The Cambridge Handbook of the Psychology of Aesthetics and the Arts is a foundational volume presenting an overview of the key concepts and theories of the discipline where readers can learn about the questions that are being asked and become acquainted with the perspectives and methodologies used to address them. The psychology of aesthetics and the arts is one of the oldest areas of psychology but it is also one of the fastest growing and most exciting areas. This is a comprehensive and authoritative handbook featuring essays from some of the most respected scholars in the field.

Debussy Studies

Author: Richard Langham Smith

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521460903

Category: Music

Page: 235

View: 2828

A collection of essays on Debussy exploring his working methods, visual tastes and his performance practice.
English poetry

The History of English Poetry

From the Close of the Eleventh to the Commencement of the Eighteenth Century

Author: Thomas Warton

Publisher: N.A


Category: English poetry

Page: N.A

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