Download ''Fallen from the Symboled World'': Precedents for the New by Wyatt Prunty PDF

By Wyatt Prunty

This learn evaluates determine and shape in modern poetry, specifically the powers of simile and simile-like buildings. reading the works of Nemerov, Wilbur, Bowers, Hecht, Justice, Cunningham, Bishop, Van Duyn, Hollander, Pack, Kennedy, Ammons, Creeley, and Wright, Prunty argues that doubts approximately language, the culture, and theistic assumptions embedded within the culture have made simile and numerous simile-like preparations into significant modes of concept. From Lowell's early curiosity within the "similitudo" and the "phantasm" of Gilson, to Husserl's "phantasies" and Heidegger's curiosity in similitude, to the use made by way of modern poets of simile, he exhibits that metaphor--together with slippage, mimicry, synaphea, conjunctions, anacoluthon, chiasmus, and different simile-like patternings--have confirmed to be extra reliable than image and allegory. in the course of the research, Prunty demonstrates that as uncertainty approximately language has replaced from a quandary of brain to a brand new mind set, simile and simile-like occurrences have supplied poetry with variational suggestion and constitutive power.

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Download Louisa May Alcott: A Personal Biography by Susan Cheever PDF

By Susan Cheever

Louisa might Alcott by no means meant to write down Little Women. She had pushed aside her publisher’s pleas for any such novel. Written out of necessity to aid her kin, the e-book had an staggering luck that modified her existence, a existence which became out very in a different way from that of her cherished heroine Jo March.

In Louisa may possibly Alcott, Susan Cheever, the acclaimed writer of American Bloomsbury, returns to harmony, Massachusetts, to discover the lifetime of certainly one of its such a lot iconic citizens. in line with large study, journals, and correspondence, Cheever’s biography chronicles all features of Alcott’s lifestyles, from the fateful assembly of her mom and dad to her demise, simply days after that of her father. She info Bronson Alcott’s stalwart academic imaginative and prescient, which led the Alcotts to relocate every time his innovative educating went bitter; her unsuccessful early makes an attempt at critical literature, together with Moods, which Henry James panned; her time as a Civil struggle nurse, while she reduced in size pneumonia and used to be taken care of with mercury-laden calomel, which might have an effect on her wellbeing and fitness for the remainder of her existence; and her brilliant highbrow circle of writers and reformers, idealists who led the cost in help of antislavery, temperance, and women’s rights.

Alcott’s independence defied the traditional knowledge, and her own offerings and literary legacy proceed to encourage generations of ladies. keen on Little Women from the age of twelve, and a unique writer in her personal correct, Cheever brings a special viewpoint to Louisa could Alcott’s existence as a lady, a daughter, and a operating author.

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Download Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain PDF

By Mark Twain

There's no restrict to Mark Twain's creative genius, and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn needs to be stated the main a laugh publication he has written in years. the simplest facts of Twain's variety and originality is located during this ebook, within which the reader's curiosity is so strongly enlisted within the fortunes of 2 boys and a runaway slave that he follows their adventures with willing interest, even if his logic tells him that the incidents are as absurd as they're wonderful. Huckleberry Finn is a travel de strength, during which the main not going fabrics are transmuted right into a paintings of literary artwork. —The San Francisco Chronicle, 15 March 15, 1885

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Download Vente à la criée du lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon PDF

By Thomas Pynchon

En rentrant d’une soirée un peu trop arrosée, Œdipa Maas apprend qu’elle est l’exécutrice testamentaire de Pierce Inverarity, son ex-petit ami devenu milliardaire. Elle prend donc l. a. path de San Narciso où, épaulée par Metzger, avocat huppé, elle compte expédier los angeles formalité en quelques jours.Sauf que le legs est étrange : en plus d’usines et de biens immobiliers, Pierce possédait une assortment de plusieurs milliers de timbres. fake ou authentiques, ils intriguent l. a. jeune femme, tout comme les messages codés et les symboles énigmatiques qui los angeles cernent. Mais c’est un mot, Tristero, entendu dans une pièce élisabéthaine, qui hante Œdipa et qui pourrait bien être los angeles clé de tout le mystère. Au cours de son enquête hallucinée et vaporeuse, Œdipa va croiser toutes sortes de personnages déjantés : bouquinistes, professeurs alcoolisés, psychiatres sous LSD, philatélistes, membres d’une secte, ingénieurs dépressifs… Les pistes se brouillent dans los angeles tête de los angeles jeune femme qui semble s’enfoncer dans les eaux d’un lac où gisent les restes d’une Histoire oubliée.Publié aux États-Unis en 1966, Vente à los angeles criée du lot forty nine est le deuxième roman de Thomas Pynchon.Traduit de l’anglais (États-Unis) par Michel Doury

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Download Young Man with a Horn (New York Review Books Classics) by Dorothy Baker PDF

By Dorothy Baker

Rick Martin enjoyed track and the track enjoyed him. He may perhaps choose up a song so quick that it didn't topic to the Cotton membership boss that he was once underage, or to the blokes within the band that he was once only a white child. He began within the slums of los angeles with not anything, and he ended up on best of the sport within the speakeasies and nightclubs of recent York. yet whereas expertise and force are all you must make it in song, they aren't adequate to make it via a existence.

Dorothy Baker's Young guy with a Horn is greatly considered as the 1st jazz novel, and it pulses with the track that outlined an period. Baker took her suggestion from the artistry--though now not the life--of mythical horn participant Bix Beiderbecke, and the radical went directly to be tailored right into a winning motion picture starring Kirk Douglas, Lauren Bacall, and Doris Day.

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Download The Real South: Southern Narrative in the Age of Cultural by Scott Romine PDF

By Scott Romine

During this stimulating, state-of-the-art research, Scott Romine explores the influence of globalization on modern southern tradition and the South's endurance in an age of media and what he phrases "cultural reproduction." instead of being compromised, Romine asserts, southern cultures are either complex and reconfigured as they're more and more indifferent from culture in its traditional feel. In contemplating Souths that would seem fake--the Souths of the topic eating place, advertisement tv, and well known neighborhood magazines, for example--Romine contends that authenticity and fact become significant thoughts that permit teams and contributors to visualize and navigate social worlds.Romine addresses an enormous serious problem--"authenticity"--in a essentially new demeanour. much less inquisitive about what truly constitutes an "authentic" or "real" South than in how those thoughts are used this present day, the true South explores a variety of southern narratives that describe and go back and forth via digital, simulated, and commodified Souths. the place past critics have tended to imagine a true or real South, Romine questions what's at stake in such assumptions and no matter if the "authentic South" ever really existed. From long gone with the Wind, Civil conflict reenactments, and a tennis group outdoor Atlanta referred to as Tara, to the paintings of Josephine Humphreys, the commute narratives of V. S. Naipaul and Tony Horwitz, and the ancient fiction of Lewis Nordan, Romine examines how narratives (and areas) are used to style social unity and cultural continuity in a time of fragmentation and alter. faraway from deteriorating or disappearing in an international financial system, Romine exhibits, the South remains to be reproduced and utilized by diversified teams engaged in varied cultural initiatives. If one South unavoidably offers itself because the actual South, the presence of one other South and its competing rhetorics of authenticity, its substitute (but in all probability intersecting) tales, unavoidably places the South in play as a website of negotiation and mutual navigation. This strikingly unique paintings of literary and cultural feedback exhibits that, in spite of everything, we may perhaps come to varied Souths, yet none should be good in reality or in perform.

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Download The Theoretical Foot by M. F. K. Fisher PDF

By M. F. K. Fisher

While her long-time agent and good friend Robert Lescher died in 2012, the manuscript of M.F.K. Fisher’s unpublished first novel used to be found packed tidily away in a single of Lescher’s signature purple boxes.

Following at the good fortune of Serve It Forth and written while she used to be in her early 30s, the unconventional employs Fisher’s attribute sharp-eyed wit to comic strip topics so outré they could have appeared too demanding for a formal lady of her time to attempt.

Set within the overdue 1930s,The Theoretical Foot matters expat American in Europe, tramping from kingdom to nation with out sanction of marriage, this in the course of an period whilst cohabitation—to say not anything of a girl’s hitchhiking!—could spoil a decent woman’s popularity all the time. As fascism spreads and conflict unavoidably methods, the idyll of an attractive lifetime of love and freedom from conference can also be threatened from inside of, because the guy in a single of the falls gravely ailing with an extraordinary circulatory disease.

And certainly, Mary Francis Kennedy Fisher and Dillwyn Parrish have been compelled to come to Depression-era California the place she was once suffering to aid them along with her writing. Parrish—like the nature within the story—was troubled with Buerger’s disorder, for which there has been just one potent painkiller, unavailable within the States. confronted with unrelieved affliction and the specter of serial amputations, Parrish killed himself in August of 1941. Weeks later the japanese bombed Pearl Harbor and the full international used to be engulfed in warfare.

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Download Scribblin' for a Livin': Mark Twain's Pivotal Period in by Thomas J. Reigstad PDF

By Thomas J. Reigstad

In August 1869, a thirty-three-year-old journalist named Samuel Clemens - or as he used to be later recognized, Mark Twain - moved to Buffalo, manhattan. on the time, he had excessive hopes of building himself as a profitable newspaper editor of the Buffalo Morning Express within the thriving, up-and-coming city on the finish of the Erie Canal. during this enticing portrait of the recognized writer at a formative and demanding juncture of his existence, Thomas J. Reigstad--a Twain scholar--details the household, social, stories of Mark Twain whereas he lived in Buffalo.

Based on years of studying old documents, combing via microfilm of the Express whilst Twain was once editor, or even interviewing descendants of Buffalonians who knew Twain, Reigstad has exposed a wealth of interesting info. The publication attracts a bright portrait of Twain's paintings atmosphere on the Express. colourful anecdotes approximately his colleagues and his quirky paintings behavior, in addition to unique Twain tales and illustrations no longer formerly reprinted, supply readers a brand new figuring out of Twain's dedication to full-time newspaper work.

Full of attention-grabbing vignettes from the illustrious writer's existence, in addition to infrequent photos, Scribblin' for a Livin' will entice Mark Twain fans, scholars and students of yank literature, and someone with an curiosity within the heritage of Western manhattan.

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Download The Economist: Henry Thoreau and Enterprise by Leonard N. Neufeldt PDF

By Leonard N. Neufeldt

This significant learn brings to mild Thoreau's relation to the advanced monetary discourse of his time and position. in particular, it examines the impression of changes in financial considering and behaviour that happened in antebellum New England and the USA; those ameliorations on the point of language; and Thoreau's understanding of those modifications. Neufeldt situates Thoreau in major fiscal stipulations of his time, investigating how those stipulations contained him whilst he sought to include them. utilizing Walden and "Life with out Principle," as major examples, the ebook considers the questions of why and the way Thoreau, who used to be greatly formed by means of his tradition and its conventions, additionally contested the restrictions of these conventions and used his to rework a few of them. Thoreau's identification as a literary artist who looked his writing as his cultural vocation is on the middle of the dialogue.

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Download The Easter Parade by Richard Yates PDF

By Richard Yates

In The Easter Parade, first released in 1976, we meet sisters Sarah and Emily Grimes once they are nonetheless the kids of divorced mom and dad. We realize the sisters over 4 a long time, gazing them develop into very diversified women.

Sarah is sturdy and stalwart, settling into an unsatisfied marriage. Emily is precocious and autonomous, suffering from one unsatisfactory love affair after one other. Richard Yates's vintage novel is ready how either girls fight to beat their tarnished family's previous, and the way either eventually succeed in for a few semblance of renewal.

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