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Literary Character of Men of Genius (Illustrated) By Isaac Disraeli
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This volume comprises my writings on subjects chiefly of our vernacular literature. Now collected together, they offer a unity of design, and afford to the general reader and to the student of... More > classical antiquity some initiation into our national Literature. It is presumed also, that they present materials for thinking not solely on literary topics; authors and books are not alone here treated of,—a comprehensive view of human nature necessarily enters into the subject from the diversity of the characters portrayed, through the gradations of their faculties, the influence of their tastes, and those incidents of their lives prompted by their fortunes or their passions. This present volume, with its brother "CURIOSITIES OF LITERATURE," now constitute a body of reading which may awaken knowledge in minds only seeking amusement, and refresh the deeper studies of the learned by matters not unworthy of their curiosity.< Less
Bad Advice from Literary Characters By Edward Stapleton
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The character of Lady Macbeth is reformulated through over a dozen genres as we examine her relevance to the 21st century.
Bad Advice from Literary Characters By Edward Stapleton
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The character of Lady Macbeth is reformulated through over a dozen genres as we examine her relevance to the 21st century.
Sex and Character By Otto Weininger
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Sex and Character - with new interlinear translation, Otto Weininger, translation: Robert Willis. Through the distinction between the man type and the woman type, the young latter nineteenth-century... More > Viennese thinker Otto Weininger attempts to bring the contrast of transcendent individuality and worldly individualism into sharper relief. Even further, he posits the existence of a deeper psychical realm that surpasses sexuality and gender, and that ultimately would liberate mankind of original sin, returning it to its naive state of innocence. In this undertaking, Weininger uses many philosophical, religious, empirical, aesthetic, literary, and historical references of the past to supplement his own insights. This translation follows the original German verbatim. I have chosen this method in order to retain its German stylistic character as much as possible.< Less
Dictionary of Literary Terms By Raja Sharma
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A unique concise dictionary of literary terms for the students and teachers of English Literature. ------------------- Detailed descriptions with examples have been provided of all the literary... More > terms. ------------------------- The dictionary makes it easier to understand the concepts of literary writing, thus bringing the readers close to the perspective of the writers of essays, dramas, stories, novels, poetry, etc.< Less
Dictionary of Literary Terms By Raja Sharma
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A unique concise dictionary of literary terms for the students and teachers of English Literature. ------------------- Detailed descriptions with examples have been provided of all the literary... More > terms. ------------------------- The dictionary makes it easier to understand the concepts of literary writing, thus bringing the readers close to the perspective of the writers of essays, dramas, stories, novels, poetry, etc.< Less
Speeches: Literary And Social By Charles Dickens
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Charles John Huffam Dickens (7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's most memorable fictional characters and is generally regarded... More > as the greatest novelist of the Victorian period. During his life, his works enjoyed unprecedented fame, and by the twentieth century his literary genius was broadly acknowledged by critics and scholars. His novels and short stories continue to be widely popular. -Wikipedia< Less
A Literary Cavalcade—III By Robert A. Parker
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Author Robert A. Parker has compiled here his critique of hundreds of novels he has read. This is the third of six volumes that cover authors alphabetically, in this case from George Gissing to Milan... More > Kundera. More than 85 authors are represented, including Greene, Hawthorne, Hemingway, Hersey, Horgan, James, Joyce, Kazantzakis Kafka, Kennedy, and King. They reflect a broad range of writing styles, cultural influences, and moral philosophies. All works are rated on their literary achievement, the effectiveness of plot, character, and setting, plus their recognition of the moral, ethical and spiritual values of mankind. Here is a unique critical perspective that measures the meaning of literature against the meaning of life.< Less
A Literary Cavalcade-V By Robert A. Parker
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For six decades, writer and editor Robert A. Parker has followed up each book he reads, mainly novels, with an evaluation of that book. His comments reflect an independent view that balances a moral... More > and literary sensibility. In this fifth of six volumes, the authors covered range from Brian Moore to Neil Sheehan, and include O'Connor, Pamuk, Patchett, Percy, Plante, Price, Richler, Roth, Rowling, Saramago, and Sartre. At least 120 authors are listed in this volume. They represent a range of writing styles, cultural influences, and moral philosophies. All are rated on their literary achievement, the effectiveness of plot, character, and setting, plus their recognition of the moral, ethical, and spiritual values of mankind.< Less
Wagner Literary Magazine By Willard Maas
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From 1958 to 1964, English professor Willard Maas served as the faculty editor of Wagner College's literary magazine, previously and thereafter known as Nimbus but renamed during Maas's editorship as... More > WAGNER LITERARY MAGAZINE. This single volume contains complete facsimiles of all four issues of Maas's Wagner Literary Magazine, plus a 1963 literary supplement, X by X. An extensive introduction explains how the magazine was put together and the impact it had -- and a profile of Willard Maas, reprinted from the Fall 2013 issue of Wagner Magazine, examines the rumor that Professor Maas and his wife were the inspiration for the characters of George and Martha in Edward Albee's landmark drama, "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" (Spoiler alert: They were!)< Less