Download The Case of Peter Pan or The Impossibility of Children’s by Jacqueline Rose PDF

By Jacqueline Rose

Peter Pan, Jacqueline Rose contends, forces us to question what it really is we're doing within the never-ending construction and dissemination of kid's fiction. In a preface, written for this version, Rose considers a few of Peter Pan's new guises and their implications. From Spielberg's Hook, to the lesbian creation of the play on the London Drill corridor in 1991, to debates within the English apartment of Lords, to a newly claimed prestige because the icon of transvestite tradition, Peter Pan maintains to illustrate its strange renewability as a cultural fetish of our times.

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Download Ceremonies of Bravery: Oscar Wilde, Carlos Blacker, and the by J. Robert Maguire PDF

By J. Robert Maguire

Ceremonies of Bravery is a examine of the friendship among the prolific author Oscar Wilde and Carlos Blacker. the 2 males met within the Eighteen Eighties, the interval while Wilde used to be judged by means of many to be 'at his best', and Blacker went directly to develop into a trustee of Wilde's marriage payment. Wilde declared Blacker 'the truest of buddies and the main sympathetic of companions', and diaries and letters express that the boys have been shut confidantes for nearly twenty years, a interval within which either persevered own crises and shame. even if, the connection got here to an abrupt lead to June 1898. Carlos Blacker recorded prophetically in his diary, 'After lunch prior to dinner letter from Oscar which positioned an finish to our friendship forever'.

Robert Maguire attracts on Blacker's diaries to color a wealthy portrait of Wilde's pricey good friend of their shared social milieu, supplying an account that provides a lot to the already brilliant photo of Wilde's lifestyles. He devotes the 1st 1/2 the booklet to the early life of the friendship, exhibiting the 2 males trying to aid one another in shame, with own crises unfolding in parallel of their lives. Maguire then turns his cognizance to the men's reunion in Paris in March 1898, a few 3 years after Wilde's arrest. right here, the Dreyfus Affair was once at its top, and Wilde and Blacker came upon themselves with very assorted views. Maguire weaves jointly courtroom documents, letters, and diaries to suggest a brand new account of ways within which Dreyfusard Blacker, engaged on a mystery plan to set up Dreyfus's innocence, drew his previous pal Oscar Wilde into his self assurance. Wilde, nevertheless, was once constructing expanding curiosity in and sympathy for the true traitor Esterhazy, and it's probably that this led him to betray Blacker's self belief, finishing the friendship among the 2 men.

The obscurity surrounding Carlos Blacker's function within the Dreyfus affair, in addition to the attendant conditions of his painful breakup with Oscar Wilde, used to be commonly because of Blacker's personal rigidly maintained silence to the time of his dying in 1928. the entire tale didn't come to gentle till the transcription starting in 1989 of Blacker's diaries. utilizing those diaries, along different archival resources, Ceremonies of Bravery offers new perception right into a specified courting whereas additionally supplying a special standpoint at the Dreyfus Affair.

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Download A Vindication of the Rights of Men A Vindication of the by Mary Wollstonecraft PDF

By Mary Wollstonecraft

This quantity brings jointly the key political writings of Mary Wollstonecraft within the order within which they seemed within the progressive 1790s. It strains her passionate and angry reaction to the buzz of the early days of the French Revolution after which her uneasiness at its later bloody part. It finds her constructing realizing of women's involvement within the political and social lifetime of the country and her starting to be expertise of the connection among politics and economics and among political associations and the person. In own phrases, the works express her being affected by a trust within the perfectibility of human nature via rational schooling, a doctrine that grew to become weaker below the onslaught of her personal depressing adventure and the progressive massacres. Janet Todd's advent illuminates the development of Wollstonecraft's suggestion, displaying examining of all 3 works permits her to come to be a extra giant political author than a examine of The Rights of girl on my own can exhibit.

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Download The Edinburgh History of Scottish Literature, Volume Three: by Ian Brown, Thomas Clancy, Susan Manning, Murray Pittock PDF

By Ian Brown, Thomas Clancy, Susan Manning, Murray Pittock

Those 3 volumes in provide a tremendous reinterpretation, re-assessment, and repositioning of what's arguably Scotland's most crucial and influential contribution to global culture-its literature. Drawing at the absolute best of contemporary scholarship, the historical past contributes a variety of new and fascinating insights and provides a brand new interpretation of what it skill to be "Scottish." those anthologies give a contribution quite a lot of new and fascinating insights. the 1st quantity starts off with the 1st full-scale serious attention of Scotland's earliest literature, drawn from the various cultures and languages of its early peoples. It covers the literature produced through the medieval and early sleek interval in Scotland, surveying the riches of Scottish paintings in Gaelic, Welsh, outdated Norse, previous English, and outdated French, in addition to in Latin and Scots. the second one quantity bargains with a interval during which Scotland underwent essentially the most dramatic upheavals in its background. It finds how Scottish writers in shaping the modernity of england, Europe and the area. The 3rd quantity explores Scottish literature in all its types and languages because the finish of the realm conflict I, bringing jointly the simplest modern serious insights from 3 continents.

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Download Memorial : a version of Homer's Iliad by Alice Oswald PDF

By Alice Oswald

During this bold new paintings, the poet Alice Oswald strips away the narrative of the Iliad the anger of Achilles, the tale of Helen in desire of getting to its atmospheres: the prolonged similes that deliver quite a bit of the normal order into the poem and the corresponding litany of the war-dead, such a lot of whom are little greater than names yet each one of whom lives and dies unforgettably and unforgotten within the copious retrospect Read more...

summary: during this bold new paintings, the poet Alice Oswald strips away the narrative of the Iliad the anger of Achilles, the tale of Helen in prefer of getting to its atmospheres: the prolonged similes that carry a lot of the traditional order into the poem and the corresponding litany of the war-dead, so much of whom are little greater than names yet each one of whom lives and dies unforgettably and unforgotten within the copious retrospect of Homer s look. The ensuing poem is a warfare memorial and a profoundly responsive paintings that offers new voice to Homer s level-voiced model of the area. via a mixture of narrative and musical repetition, the series turns into a meditation at the lack of human existence

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Download Fictions of British Decadence: High Art, Popular Writing and by Kirsten MacLeod PDF

By Kirsten MacLeod

Fictions of British Decadence is a clean account of the emergence, improvement, and legacy of fiction written within the period of Oscar Wilde. It examines a huge diversity of texts by way of a various array of Decadent writers, from commonly used figures similar to Ernest Dowson and John Davidson to lesser-known innovators reminiscent of Arthur Machen and M.P. Shiel. MacLeod fills a wide hole in realizing the circulation that helped negotiate transition from the Victorian triple-decker to experimental Modernist fiction.

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Download The Progresses, Pageants, and Entertainments of Queen by Jayne Elisabeth Archer, Elizabeth E. Goldring, Sarah S. PDF

By Jayne Elisabeth Archer, Elizabeth E. Goldring, Sarah S. Knight

Greater than the other English monarch sooner than or when you consider that, Queen Elizabeth I used her annual progresses to form her royal character and to strengthen her acceptance and authority. through the spring and summer season, followed through her court docket, Elizabeth toured southern England, the Midlands, and elements of the West nation, staying with deepest and civic hosts, and on the universities of Oxford and Cambridge. The progresses supplied hosts with specific possibilities to provoke and effect the Queen, and have become events for really good and creative entertainments and pageants, drawing at the abilities of architects, artists, and craftsmen, in addition to dramatic performances, formal orations, poetic recitations, parades, masques, dances, and endure baiting. The Progresses, Pageants, and Entertainments of Queen Elizabeth I is an interdisciplinary essay assortment, drawing jointly new and leading edge paintings by means of specialists in literary experiences, historical past, theatre and function reviews, artwork heritage, and antiquarian experiences. As such, it'll make a different and well timed contribution to analyze at the tradition and historical past of Elizabethan England. Chapters comprise examinations of a few of the crucial Elizabethan growth entertainments, together with the coronation festival Veritas temporis filia (1559), Kenilworth (1575), Norwich (1578), Cowdray (1591), Bisham (1592), and Harefield (1602), whereas different chapters give some thought to the subjects raised via those occasions, together with the ritual of gift-giving; the behavior of presidency while on development; the importance of the visible arts within the entertainments; local id and militarism; elite and realized ladies as hosts; the movement and booklet of leisure and festival texts; the afterlife of the Elizabethan progresses, together with their reappropriation in Caroline England and the documenting of Elizabeth's reign by means of overdue eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century antiquarians akin to John Nichols, who went directly to collect the monumentalThe Progresses of Queen Elizabeth (1788-1823).

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Download Islam and the English Enlightenment, 1670-1840 by Humberto Garcia PDF

By Humberto Garcia

A corrective addendum to Edward Said’s Orientalism, this booklet examines how sympathetic representations of Islam contributed considerably to Protestant Britain’s nationwide and imperial identification within the eighteenth century.

Taking a old view, Humberto Garcia combines a rereading of eighteenth-century and Romantic-era British literature with unique learn on Anglo-Islamic kinfolk. He unearths that faraway from being thought of international by means of the era’s thinkers, Islamic republicanism performed a defining function in Radical Enlightenment debates, most importantly through the excellent Revolution, French Revolution, and different moments of acute constitutional predicament, in addition to in nationwide and political debates approximately England and its in a foreign country empire. Garcia indicates that writers similar to Edmund Burke, girl Mary Wortley Montagu, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Robert Southey, and Percy and Mary Shelley not just have been stimulated by way of overseas occasions within the Muslim international but additionally observed in that global and its background a conceivable route to interrogate, contest, and redefine British innovations of liberty.

This deft exploration of the forgotten second in early smooth background while intercultural trade among the Muslim international and Christian West was once universal resituates English literary and highbrow heritage within the wider context of the worldwide eighteenth century. The direct problem it poses to the belief of an exclusionary Judeo-Christian Enlightenment serves as a major revision to post-9/11 narratives a couple of ancient conflict among Western democratic values and Islam.

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