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  • Cielo Nocturno

    Puértolas, Soledad
    (2879043)

    Exploración y evocación de aquellos episodios de la infancia, adolescencia y primera juventud que se convierten luego en nuestro pasado, en la parte primordial de nuestros recuerdos, esta novela de Soledad Puértolas da testimonio, más allá del...

  • Razão e Prazer

    Jean-Pierre Changeux
    (1433161)

    O que se passa no cérebro do artista quando cria? Que mecanismos regem a actividade cerebral, no momento em que se contempla uma pintura? De onde surge esta estranha e poderosa emoção que é o prazer estético? Podemos explicála? Questões que têm...

  • Shakespeare's First Folio - Four Centuries Of...

    Smith,Emma
    (10272471)

    This is a biography of a book: the first collected edition of Shakespeare's plays printed in 1623 and known as the First Folio. It begins with the story of its first purchaser in London in December 1623, and goes on to explore the ways people have...

  • Narratology Beyond The Human - Storytelling...

    Herman,David
    (10383714)

    To what extent, and in what manner, do storytelling practices accommodate nonhuman subjects and their modalities of experience, and how can contemporary narrative study shed light on interspecies interactions and entanglements? In Narratology beyond...

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  • Edgar Allan Poe And His Nineteenth-Century...

    Gruesser,John Cullen
    (10404051)

    Edgar Allan Poe and His Nineteenth-Century American Counterparts addresses Poe's connections with, critical assessments of, borrowings from, and effect on his literary peers. It situates Poe within his own time and place, paying particular attention...

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  • Aldous Huxley - A Quest For Values

    Birnbaum,Milton
    (10378566)

    In the moral vacuum and world of shifting values following World War I, Aldous Huxley was both a sensitive reflector and an articulate catalyst. This work provides a highly illuminating analysis of Huxley's evolution from skeptic to mystic. As Milton...

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  • Dostoevsky And The Affirmation Of Life

    Cicovacki,Predrag
    (10376976)

    Dostoevsky's philosophy of life is unfolded in this searching analysis of his five greatest works: Notes from the Underground, Crime and Punishment, The Idiot, The Possessed, and The Brothers Karamazov. Predrag Cicovacki deals with a fundamental...

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  • Literary Practice And Social Change In...

    Patterson,Lee
    (10444434)

    As a traditional site of historical criticism, medieval studies is particularly well placed to benefit from the recent reemergence of historicism in literary studies. But this new 'critical historicism' differes from the traditional criticism in both...

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  • Minor Creatures - Persons, Animals, And The...

    Kreilkamp,Ivan
    (10402373)

    In the nineteenth century, richly-drawn social fiction became one of England's major cultural exports. At the same time, a surprising companion came to stand alongside the novel as a key embodiment of British identity: the domesticated pet. In works...

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  • Macbeth - A Dagger Of The Mind

    Bloom,Harold
    (10380766)

    From the greatest Shakespeare scholar of our time, comes a portrait of Macbeth, one of William Shakespeare's most complex and compelling anti-heroes--the final volume in a series of five short books about the great playwright's most significant...

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  • Private Sphere To World Stage From Austen To...

    Sabiston,Elizabeth
    (10381516)

    Emily Dickinson's poem, 'This is my letter to the World/ That never wrote to Me --', opens the Introduction, which focuses on the near-anonymity of nineteenth-century women novelists. Close readings of works by five British novelists�Jane Austen,...

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  • The Gentle Craft - By Thomas Deloney

    Barker,Simon
    (10383086)

    Although it was probably conceived as a trilogy, only the first two parts of Thomas Deloney's prose romance were completed, dealing with the origins of the shoemaker's trade and how it succeeded in London. The Gentle Craft is best known as the...

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  • Irishness And Womanhood In Nineteenth-Century...

    Tracy,Thomas
    (10381939)

    In The Wild Irish Girl, the powerful Irish heroine's marriage to a heroic Englishman symbolizes the Anglo-Irish novelist Lady Morgan's re-imagining of the relationship between Ireland and Britain and between men and women. Using this most influential...

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  • The Death Of Adam - And Other Poems (Classic...

    Binyon,Laurence
    (10414926)

    Excerpt from The Death of Adam: And Other Poems Of Lebanon stretch out their stubborn arms, Through all the tempests of seven hundred years Fast in their ancient place, Where they look down Over the Syrian plains and faint blue sea. About the...

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  • Heinrich Heine's Gesammelte Werke, Vol. 8...

    Heine,Heinrich
    (10380339)

    Excerpt from Heinrich Heine's Gesammelte Werke, Vol. 8 Musis fte0t auf 0em Dpernbauie, 000 ber filiuienfobn 7011te 0raufien 01eiben'? 9111er {eben (R)ie, 006 S%oflegium ift eben 006 gegangen, 000 ein (c)11000110 (c)tubenten icbie00ert 11011) 0en...

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  • Robert Browning - Selected Writings

    Cronin,Richard; McMillan,Dorothy
    (10373786)

    This volume in the 21st-Century Oxford Authors series offers students and readers a comprehensive selection of the work of Robert Browning (1812-1889). Accompanied by full scholarly apparatus, this is the first one-volume fully annotated edition of...

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  • Postmodern Spiritual Practices - The...

    Miller,Paul Allen
    (10381561)

    Postmodern Spiritual Practices: The Construction of the Subject and the Reception of Plato in Lacan, Derrida, and Foucault, by Paul Allen Miller, argues that a key element of postmodern French intellectual life has been the reception of Plato. This...

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  • The Measure Of Homer - The Ancient Reception...

    Hunter,Richard
    (10382323)

    Homer was the greatest and most influential Greek poet. In this book, Richard Hunter explores central themes in the poems' reception in antiquity, paying particular attention to Homer's importance in shaping ancient culture. Subjects include the...

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  • Legends Of The Holy Rood - Symbols Of The...

    Morris,Richard
    (10379313)

    Excerpt from Legends of the Holy Rood: Symbols of the Passion and Cross-Poems; In Old English of the Eleventh, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Centuries These prefatory remarks to the Invention of the Cross in the Golden Legend (see p. 154) suggest the...

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  • Good Words - Evangelicalism And The Victorian...

    Knight,Mark
    (10371764)

    This new study explores how evangelicalism played a vital role in the development of the Victorian novel. In contrast to those who see the evangelical movement as trivial to our histories of the novel and part of the losing side in religion's battle...

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  • Folk Women And Indirection In Morrison,...

    Fulmer,Jacqueline
    (10397214)

    Focusing on the lineage of pivotal African American and Irish women writers, Jacqueline Fulmer argues that these authors often employ strategies of indirection, via folkloric expression, when exploring unpopular topics. This strategy holds the...

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  • The Infernal Library - On Dictators, The...

    Kalder,Daniel
    (10388683)

    'A mesmerizing study of books by despots great and small, from the familiar to the largely unknown.'--The Washington PostA harrowing tour of 'dictator literature' in the twentieth century, featuring the soul-killing prose and poetry of Hitler, Mao,...

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  • Collected Poems - With An Introd, By John...

    Robinson,Edwin Arlington
    (10338311)

    Excerpt from Collected Poems: With an Introd, by John Drinkwater But never doubt, nor yet surprise, Appeared, and stayed, and held his head As one by kings accredited. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and...

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  • Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang: The Boom In British...

    Ripley,Mike
    (10472721)

    An entertaining history of British thrillers from Casino Royale to The Eagle Has Landed, in which award-winning crime writer Mike Ripley reveals that, though Britain may have lost an empire, her thrillers helped save the world. With a foreword by Lee...

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  • Court Politics, Culture And Literature In...

    Robinson,Jon
    (10397350)

    The focus of this study is court literature in early sixteenth-century England and Scotland. Author Jon Robinson examines courtly poetry and drama in the context of a complex system of entertainment, education, self-fashioning, dissimulation,...

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  • The Children's Own Longfellow - Illustrated...

    Longfellow,Henry Wadsworth
    (10338266)

    Excerpt from The Children's Own Longfellow: Illustrated Mingled their sound with the whirr of the wheels and the songs of the maidens. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at...

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  • Elf Queens And Holy Friars - Fairy Beliefs...

    Green,Richard
    (10371742)

    In Elf Queens and Holy Friars Richard Firth Green investigates an important aspect of medieval culture that has been largely ignored by modern literary scholarship: the omnipresent belief in fairyland.Taking as his starting point the assumption that...

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  • The Poetical Works Of Alfred Tennyson, Poet...

    Tennyson,Alfred
    (10361047)

    Excerpt from The Poetical Works of Alfred Tennyson, Poet Laureate, Etc, Vol. 2 of 2 Strong Son of God, immortal Love, Whom we, that have not seen thy face By faith, and faith alone, embrace. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of...

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  • Imagining Soldiers And Fathers In The...

    Walton,Susan
    (10368838)

    Beginning with the premise that women's perceptions of manliness are crucial to its construction, Susan Walton focuses on the life and writings of Charlotte Yonge as a prism for understanding the formulation of masculinities in the Victorian period....

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  • The First World War - Literature, Culture,...

    Das,Santanu; Mcloughlin,Kate
    (10383803)

    The First World War at once extends and marks a departure from established understandings of the literature and culture of the First World War. In a series of compelling readings, scholars who have shaped the field rethink the intersections between...

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  • 'and I Quote...' - A History Of Using Other...

    Knowles,Elizabeth
    (10375529)

    Quotations are an essential part of the fabric of the language. In And I quote, Elizabeth Knowles draws on her experience editing the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations and employs a wide repertoire of examples, ranging from the classical canon to...

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  • The Invention Of English Criticism

    Gavin,Michael
    (10494171)

    Early literary criticism was undisciplined. Unlike the staid essays and monographs of later academic scholarship, English criticism first appeared in the contentious world of the London theater: dramatists and other poets argued about their craft in...

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  • Performance Research: On Ritual

    Allsopp,Ric
    (10376171)

    Performance Research: On Ritual will examine a range of ritual practices bordering on or intended to be seen as theatre. It will explore both historical and systematic connections between ritual and theatre, present the work of contemporary artists,...

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  • The Cambridge Companion To English Melodrama

    Williams,Carolyn
    (10371486)

    This newly commissioned series of essays by leading scholars is the first volume to offer both an overview of the field and also current emerging critical views on the history, form, and influence of English melodrama. Authoritative voices provide an...

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  • John Webster The Elizabethan Drama (Classic...

    Brooke,Rupert
    (10472321)

    Excerpt from John Webster the Elizabethan Drama I have tried to write a small book about John Webster. That is to say, I have tried to say the truth about him, as much of it as is necessary to enable anyone who reads him to understand him. I have not...

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  • Good Words - Evangelicalism And The Victorian...

    Knight,Mark
    (10371748)

    This new study explores how evangelicalism played a vital role in the development of the Victorian novel. In contrast to those who see the evangelical movement as trivial to our histories of the novel and part of the losing side in religion's battle...

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  • Our Knowledge Of The External World As A...

    Russell,Bertrand
    (10380785)

    Excerpt from Our Knowledge of the External World as a Field for Scientific Method in Philosophy Since my purpose was to illustrate method, I have included much that is tentative and incomplete, for it is not by the study of finished structures alone...

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  • The Cambridge Companion To Shakespeare's...

    Smith,Emma
    (10495334)

    Shakespeare's First Folio, published in 1623, is one of the world's most studied books, prompting speculation about everything from proof-reading practices in the early modern publishing industry to the 'true' authorship of Shakespeare's plays....

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  • The William Makepeace Thackeray Library -...

    Pearson,Richard
    (10371769)

    First published in 1996, The William Makepeace Thackeray Library is a collection of works written by and about the novelist. William Makepeace Thackeray spent part of virtually every year of his writing life in Paris and he wrote continually on...

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  • The Early Italian Poets - From Ciullo...

    Rossetti,Dante Gabriel
    (10345714)

    Excerpt from The Early Italian Poets: From Ciullo D'alcamo to Dante Alighieri in the Original Metres; Together With Dante's Vita Nuova; Part I. Poets Chiefly Before Dante; Part II. Dante and His Circle That there are many defects in these...

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  • Sexual Dissidence

    Dollimore,Jonathan
    (10390891)

    Why is homosexuality socially marginal yet symbolically central? Why, in other words, is it so strangely integral to the very societies which obsessively denounce it, and why is it history - history rather than human nature - which has produced this...

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  • Six French Poets - Studies In Contemporary...

    Lowell,Amy
    (10487375)

    Excerpt from Six French Poets: Studies in Contemporary Literature IN the Spring Of 1914, I was invited to deliver a series of lectures on modern French poetry in Boston during the following winter. This book consists of those lec tures, rewritten and...

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  • Narrative Discourse - Authors And Narrators...

    Hogan,Patrick Colm
    (10383337)

    In Narrative Discourse: Authors and Narrators in Literature, Film, and Art, Patrick Colm Hogan reconsiders fundamental issues of authorship and narration in light of recent research in cognitive and affective science. He begins with a detailed...

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  • The Occult Imagination In Britain, 1875-1947

    Radford,Andrew; Ferguson,Christine
    (10400367)

    Between 1875 and 1947, a period bookended, respectively, by the founding of the Theosophical Society and the death of notorious occultist celebrity Aleister Crowley, Britain experienced an unparalleled efflorescence of engagement with unusual occult...

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