Download Nineteenth-Century Narratives of Contagion: 'Our Feverish by Allan Conrad Christensen PDF

By Allan Conrad Christensen

This interesting booklet examines the methods contagion - or ailment - tell and form a large choice of 19th century texts and contexts.

Christiensen dissects the cultural assumptions pertaining to sickness, health and wellbeing, impurity etc prior to exploring diversified views on key topics akin to plague, nursing and the sanatorium atmosphere and concentrating on yes key texts together with Dicken's Bleak House, Gaskell's Ruth, and Zola's Le Docteur Pascal.

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Download Blake, Myth, and Enlightenment: The Politics of Apotheosis by David Fallon PDF

By David Fallon

This publication presents compelling new readings of William Blake’s poetry and paintings, together with the 1st sustained account of his visionary work of Pitt and Nelson. It makes a speciality of the recurrent motif of apotheosis, either as a determine of political authority to be demystified but in addition as a picture of utopian threat. It reevaluates Blake’s dating to Enlightenment suggestion, fantasy, faith, and politics, from The French Revolution to Jerusalem and The Laocoön. The booklet combines cautious awareness to cultural and historic contexts with shut readings of the texts and designs, supplying an leading edge account of Blake’s artistic adjustments of Enlightenment, classical, and Christian thought.

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Download The Life and Works of David Lindsay by Bernard Sellin PDF

By Bernard Sellin

David Lindsay used to be a author of fable fiction who died in 1945. He belongs to the culture of recent delusion, as special from science-fiction, which has its roots within the writings of, among others, George Macdonald, and has been maintained within the paintings of Charles Williams, Mervyn Peake and J. R. R. Tolkien. Lindsay took up a writing profession fairly past due in existence, besides the fact that his identify was once identified inside literary circles and eminent writers expressed their admiration for his paintings: L. H. Myers and C. S. Lewis. certainly, Lewis wrote that Lindsay's most famed ebook, A Voyage to Arcturus, had exerted a powerful effect on his personal paintings. curiosity in Lindsay has been becoming gradually, and during this publication, Bernard Sellin has written a finished survey of Lindsay's lifestyles and paintings, analysing the thematic styles of Lindsay's settings, plots and characters. will probably be learn with revenue by way of all those people who are either in Lindsay and within the style of myth literature.

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Download The Eighteenth-Century Novel and Contemporary Social Issues: by Stuart Sim PDF

By Stuart Sim

This examine introduces readers to the eighteenth-century novel via a attention of latest social concerns. Eighteenth-century authors grappled with very related difficulties to those we are facing at the present time comparable to: what motivates a fundamentalist terrorist? What are the justifiable limits of country energy? What hazards lie in look ahead to us once we create lifestyles artificially?The booklet discusses key authors from Aphra Behn within the past due 17th century to James Hogg within the 1820s, masking the 'long' eighteenth century. It publications readers in the course of the major genres of the interval from Realism, Gothic romance and historic romance to proto-science fiction. It additionally introduces a number debates round race family, anti-social behaviour, kinfolk values and born-again theology in addition to the facility of the media, surveillance, political sovereignty and fundamentalist terrorism. every one novel is proven to be at once appropriate to a couple of the main pressing ethical problems with our personal time.

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Download Victorian Bloomsbury: Volume 1: The Early Literary History by S. Rosenbaum PDF

By S. Rosenbaum

'A sophisticated and robust photo of the Bloomsbury Group...S P Rosenbaum is an unprecedented interpreter of the philosophical in addition to the literary traditions absorbed by way of this group.' Richard Ellman 'This is extra designated, extra thought of, extra huge, and hence way more helpful than whatever of the sort we have now had before...required studying for an individual professing a major curiosity in Bloomsbury.' Andrew McNellie this primary quantity of a three-volume research of the early literary heritage of the Bloomsbury crew describes the highbrow, kinfolk and Cambridge backgrounds of Bloomsbury as they're mirrored within the Group's early or autobiographical works. whereas many books were written at the Bloomsbury staff this is often the 1st to review comprehensively the literary heritage in their interrelated achievements. Professor Rosenbaum has written an excellent account of the tips and those that have been the early impacts at the crew. He sees the trendy interval now not because the age of 'great men', yet in a brand new gentle, the place unique principles approximately paintings, ladies and society. This ebook can be of curiosity not just to an individual fascinated with the Bloomsbury staff, but in addition to scholars of Woolf or Forster or Keynes or Strachey who want to know the history of these writers.

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Download Milton's Paradise Lost: Moral Education by M. Thickstun PDF

By M. Thickstun

This ebook reads Milton’s Paradise misplaced as a poem that seeks to teach its readers by way of narrating the schooling of its major characters. a lot of Milton’s characters input the motion in overdue youth, newly self sufficient and desirous to attempt themselves, to find who they're and their position on this planet. The poem charts their growth into ethical maturity. Taking as its premise that spotlight to the ethical improvement of the poem’s major characters will open the poem to so much undergraduate readers, this e-book explores either the pedagogical task inside of Paradise misplaced and the pedagogical job that the poem encourages.

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Download Siegfried Sassoon: Scorched Glory: A Critical Study by P. Moeyes PDF

By P. Moeyes

Siegfried Sassoon: Scorched Glory is the 1st survey of the poet's released paintings given that his dying and the 1st to attract at the edited diaries and letters. We learn the way Sassoon's kin heritage and Jewish inheritance, his sexuality, his adventure of conflict - particularly his public competition to it - his dating to the Georgian poets and different writers, and his eventual withdrawal to state existence formed his creativity. Sassoon's prestige as a conflict poet has overshadowed his wider achievements and the advanced character in the back of them. This severe overview of Sassoon's paintings is lengthy late and should supply a priceless starting-point for destiny reappraisals of a author for whom lifestyles and artwork have been fused.

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Download Gender, Desire, and Sexuality in T. S. Eliot by Cassandra Laity, Nancy K. Gish PDF

By Cassandra Laity, Nancy K. Gish

Bringing jointly students from quite a lot of severe techniques, this assortment reports T.S. Eliot's engagement with wish, homoeroticism and feminism in his poetry, prose and drama. particularly, it illuminates the impact of Eliot's poet mom; the dynamic of homosexuality in his paintings; his poetic identity with passive hope; and his reception via girl lecturers from the early 20th century to the current. The publication might be crucial analyzing for college kids of Eliot and Modernism, in addition to of queer conception and gender stories.

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Download A New Companion to Victorian Literature and Culture by Herbert F. Tucker PDF

By Herbert F. Tucker

The Victorian interval used to be a time of quick cultural swap, which ended in a big and sundry literary output. A New better half to Victorian Literature and Culture bargains skilled suggestions to the literature of nineteenth-century Britain and its social and old context. This revised and extended variation includes contributions from over 30 prime students who, impending the Victorian epoch from varied positions and traditions, delve into the unruly complexities of the Victorian imagination.

Divided into 5 elements, this new better half surveys seven a long time of background prior to interpreting the keys levels in a Victorian lifestyles, the major professions and walks of existence, the foremost Victorian literary genres, and how Victorians outlined their folks, their houses, and their nationwide identities. very important issues akin to sexuality, denominational religion, social type, and worldwide empire tell each one chapter’s strategy. every one bankruptcy presents a complete bibliography of confirmed and rising scholarship.

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