Literary Criticism

Peter Ackroyd

Author: J. Gibson

Publisher: Springer


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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Peter Ackroyd: The Ludic and Labyrinthine Text offers the reader the first major critical study in English of one of Britain's most inventive, playful and significant writers of the twentieth century. This study playfully, yet rigorously engages with these aspects of literary stylistics and personal and national identity so important in Ackroyd's work. Rejecting the postmodern label previously attached to the author, Gibson and Wolfreys provide a consideration of all Ackroyd's writing to date, from his poetry and critical thought, to his novels and biographies, offering an indispensable account to anyone interested in Ackroyd and the condition of the novel at the end of the twentieth century.

Recovered Memories

Author: Graham M. Davies

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons


Category: Psychology

Page: 292

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The phenomenon of recovered memories has excited much controversy in recent years amongst professionals with extreme positions being held: either all such memories are, by definition false, or any such claim is an attempt to deny the victims of abuse their rights to confront their abusers. In this refreshing new approach to the problem Graham Davies and Tim Dalgleish have assembled leading figures from both sides of the debate to provide a balanced overview of empirical evidence as well as evidence from clinical practice. Recovered Memories: Seeking the middle ground, unlike most other writing on the topic, eschews extreme positions. It provides clinicians with findings from the latest research to enhance their understanding of memory and presents pure researchers with a range of experiences encountered in clinical practice for which they presently have few explanations. Topics include the impact on family and community members, the latest findings on implanted memories and discussion of clinical guidelines for therapeutic practice to avoid potential influence on memory. Having weighed the evidence, a framework is offered in which true and false recovered memories are seen as the inevitable compliment of true and false continuous memories. This important new collection should not be missed by anyone with an interest in memory, whether engaged in a clinical, legal, child protection, family welfare or experimental research capacity. It is the most authoritative and comprehensive review of the evidence on both sides available to date.

New and Enlarged Handbook of Christian Theology

Author: Donald W. Musser

Publisher: Abingdon Press


Category: Religion

Page: 554

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An up-to-date and expanded version of a trusted textbook. A revision and enlargement of a popular textbook, the New & Enlarged Handbook of Christian Theology brings the information up to date and provides an additional 30-plus articles. The list of contributors to this new edition broadens the inclusiveness of the denominational and ethnic representation of the author pool. This handbook provides thorough introductory articles on important themes in Christianity today. With cross references and select bibliographies, it is an indispensable reference source for students and professors.

Have You Met Your Soul?

Author: Mona Archuleta

Publisher: Xulon Press


Category: Religion

Page: 170

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Mona and Tony Archuleta, brother and sister, have been destined to meet their own souls, and to serve others by their insight, manifested into existence by the energy of the universe which we call LOVE. Mona and Tony were born in New Mexico, to Frank and Helen, and to whom they cherish beyond words. They have a sibling who they admire and love. Mona is a wife and mother of two children she adores. Years of raising her family have opened her eyes to the beauty of the world. Tony is a veteran who served our country in the U.S. Navy in 1986-1990, and has an abundant love for animals. Have you met your soul? What jewels lie in yours? Through prayer and God, our silent companions, and our guides, we can take flight to the fountain of all laws. The laws of the universe rest in our souls and encourage us to listen to our hearts so that we may let love sow its seed so as to gain access to the KEY of peace, happiness, and fulfillment. How does the energy in and around us lift us to a higher understanding? Meet your soul, expand your spirit, and find-YOU are more than you ever dreamed! As we go through life understanding the beauty of love, we become more like the Brilliance of our God. God shows us his mysterious style and elegance of life, and in the Rainbow of Love, we find Gods face-fascinating! His awesome expression of love and his kindness lead us not only to joy and abundance, but to His natural repair of life. In these pages you will be given gifts to guide you, to open your heart, to understand, to accept, and to love. Most importantly to meet your soul!

The Great War

Author: Dan Todman

Publisher: A&C Black


Category: History

Page: 304

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The First World War, with its mud and the slaughter of the trenches, is often taken as the ultimate example of the futility of war. Generals, safe in their headquarters behind the lines, sent millions of men to their deaths to gain a few hundred yards of ground. Writers, notably Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen, provided unforgettable images of the idiocy and tragedy of the war. Yet this vision of the war is at best a partial one, the war only achieving its status as the worst of wars in the last thirty years. At the time, the war aroused emotions of pride and patriotism. Not everyone involved remembered the war only for its miseries. The generals were often highly professional and indeed won the war in 1918. In this original and challenging book, Dan Todman shows views of the war have changed over the last ninety years and how a distorted image of it emerged and became dominant.

A New Handbook of Christian Theology

Author: Donald W. Musser



Category: Theology

Page: 525

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A handbook of Christian theology (1958) contained 101 essays that introduced students and interested laity to a basic understanding of theological terms, concepts, and trends. The New handbook contains 148 fresh articles to map the contours of a changed theological terrain. Annotation copyright Book
Literary Criticism

Representing Childhood and Atrocity

Author: Victoria Nesfield

Publisher: State University of New York Press


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 400

View: 582

Atrocity presents a problem to the writer of children's literature. To represent events of such terrible magnitude and impersonal will as the Holocaust, the transatlantic slave trade, or the Rwandan genocide such that they fit into a three-act structure with a comprehensible moral and a happy ending is to do a disservice to the victims. Yet to confront children with the fact of widescale violence without resolution is to confront them with realities that may be emotionally disturbing and even damaging. Despite these challenges, however, there exists a considerable body of work for and about children that addresses atrocity. To examine the ways in which writers and artists have attempted to address children's experience of atrocity, this collection brings together original essays by an international group of scholars working in the fields of child studies, children's literature, comics studies, education, English literature, and Holocaust, genocide, and memory studies. It covers a broad geographical range and includes works by established authors and emerging voices.