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PHILOLOGY, CONCEPTS OF EUROPEAN LITERATURE By Andreas Sofroniou
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This book describes Philology and its associated subjects of literature, linguistic and other arts. It explains Philology as part of all other human activities; reflecting the ancient, classical,... More > ecclesiastical, medieval and modern concepts, including the current social and economic conditions. Also, the philological class stratification as it appears in life; among the primitive civilisations and modern European literature. It includes the literary contributions of the main European countries from the ancient times through to the current geographical and political divisions. The countries included are: Portugal, Spain, France, Britain, Germany, Italy and Greece. Further elaborations include the class distinctions in philology, literature, linguistics, comedies, opera, ballads and dramas of modern times. It explains the historical and comparative philological term as used in linguistics studies; the ways in which specific languages have developed and the ways in which languages in general can change.< Less
PHILOLOGY, CONCEPTS OF EUROPEAN LITERATURE By Andreas Sofroniou
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This book describes Philology and its associated subjects of literature, linguistic and other arts. It explains Philology as part of human activities; reflecting the ancient, classical,... More > ecclesiastical, medieval and modern concepts, including the current social and economic conditions. Also, the philological class stratification as it appears in life; among the primitive civilisations and modern European literature. It includes the literary contributions of the main European countries from the ancient times through to the current geographical and political divisions. The countries included are: Portugal, Spain, France, Britain, Germany, Italy and Greece. Further elaborations include the class distinctions in philology, literature, linguistics, comedies, opera, ballads and dramas of modern times. Further on, it explains the historical and comparative philological term as used in linguistics studies; the ways in which specific languages have developed and the ways in which languages in general can change.< Less
The Europeans By Henry James
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The Europeans is a short novel by Henry James. It is essentially a comedy contrasting the behaviour and attitudes of two visitors from Europe with those of their relatives living in the 'new' world... More > of New England. One of the most important themes of the novel is the comparison between European and American women, which James stresses through the great difference existing between Eugenia and the Wentworth ladies. Madame Munster is independent, modern, and displays hauteur. Gertrude and Charlotte lack this self possession. For example, they tend to comply with their father's suggestions. The difference between Europeans and New Englanders manifests itself in particular in the expression of feelings and emotions, which are very sensitive for the former: love is more important than money. Moreover American people are more straitlaced and they have closer links with tradition.< Less
West Indian Literature By Farrukh Khan
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Caribbean literature witnessed a gradual resurgence as efforts were made by Caribbean authors to engage in contentious dialogues with the colonisers and to shape Caribbean literary aesthetics to... More > include ideas other than those from the Victorian British. Sustained literary achievement resulted in a climax with the award of two Nobel Prizes in literature for those who hailed from this difficult to define region. The Caribbean is a complex mixture of many races, cultures, religions and traditions. This has made it difficult to fully understand the Caribbean identity, especially when European thought had been so dominant in this region. This essay presents an examination of the debates about the Caribbean identity that are apparent in Caribbean literature and the evolution of Caribbean literary aesthetics by examining selected works of Derek Walcott and Wilson Harris.< Less
West Indian Literature By Farrukh Khan
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Caribbean literature witnessed a gradual resurgence as efforts were made by Caribbean authors to engage in contentious dialogues with the colonisers and to shape Caribbean literary aesthetics to... More > include ideas other than those from the Victorian British. Sustained literary achievement resulted in a climax with the award of two Nobel Prizes in literature for those who hailed from this difficult to define region. The Caribbean is a complex mixture of many races, cultures, religions and traditions. This has made it difficult to fully understand the Caribbean identity, especially when European thought had been so dominant in this region. This essay presents an examination of the debates about the Caribbean identity that are apparent in Caribbean literature and the evolution of Caribbean literary aesthetics by examining selected works of Derek Walcott and Wilson Harris.< Less
Literature Companion: War and Peace By History World
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The story revolves around the period of the French invasion of Russia. It also shows the effect of the Napoleonic era on Tsarist society in Russia. All this is presented through the perspectives of... More > five Russian Aristocratic families. The story opens in 1805. The opening scene is set in St. Peters-burg, a Russian city. Napoleon has just begun his Western European conquest and its effect is clearly felt in Russia. There is an atmosphere of fear. Literature Companion: War and Peace Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Summary Chapter Three: Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Book One Book Two Book Three Book Four Book Five Book Six Book Seven Book Eight Book Nine Book Ten Book Eleven Book Twelve Book Thirteen Book Fourteen Book Fifteen First Epilogue Second Epilogue Chapter Five: Critical Analysis< Less
Quick Guide: The Europeans By College Guide World
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The tale opens in Boston and New England in the middle of the 19th century, and describes the experiences of two European siblings shifting from the old to the new world. The two protagonists are... More > Eugenia Munster and Felix Young, who since their early childhood have lived in Europe, moving from France to Italy and from Spain to Germany. In this last place, Eugenia entered into a Morganatic marriage with Prince Adolf of Silberstadt-Schreckenstein, the younger brother of the reigning prince who is now being urged by his family to dissolve the marriage for political reasons. Because of this, Eugenia and Felix decide to travel to America to meet their distant cousins, so that Eugenia may "seek her fortune" in the form of a wealthy American husband.< Less
A History of Sanskrit Literature (Illustrated) By Arthur A. MacDonell
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“Since the Renaissance there has been no event of such world-wide significance in the history of culture as the discovery of Sanskrit literature in the latter part of the eighteenth century.... More > After Alexander’s invasion, the Greeks became to some extent acquainted with the learning of the Indians; the Arabs, in the Middle Ages, introduced the knowledge of Indian science to the West; a few European missionaries, from the sixteenth century onwards, were not only aware of the existence of, but also acquired some familiarity with, the ancient language of India; and Abraham Roger even translated the Sanskrit poet Bhartṛihari into Dutch as early as 1651. Nevertheless, till about a hundred and twenty years ago there was no authentic information in Europe about the existence of Sanskrit literature, but only vague surmise, finding expression in stories about the wisdom of the Indians.”< Less
ORIENTALISM IN 19th CENTURY EUROPEAN ART By Alexandra Jopp
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Research on Orientalism and the ways in which the West has imagined the East for the past five hundred years. It traces the representations of the harem in art, literature, drama, and travel writing... More > from across Europe and the United States.< Less
What Time Is It Now? Reflections on Literature and Life: Selected Essays By Abraham Rothberg
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"What Time Is It Now?" is a retrospective selection of essays, sharply observed and often humorous, that span almost fifty years of reflections of modern life and literature, politics and... More > personality. There is an essay analyzing the operations of British Secret Intelligence in the novels of John LeCarré, explorations of the conflicts between "superman" Social Darwinism and Socialism as portrayed in the works of Jack London. It contains a series of personal forays into the nature of modern marriage, of trying to "cultivate one's own garden" in modern life, as well as how novelists have depicted the "flawed dream" of American politics. In addition, there are analyses of Gary Snyder's poetry and their sources, Solzhenitsyn's short stories and plays and their underlying morality, and the domestic turbulence of Arnold Wesker's English dramas. Several essays also describe and dissect anti-Semitism in European life and literature, its roots and reverberations, and in one instance, in the works of T.S. Eliot.< Less