Download E-books Revisiting John Grisham: A Critical Companion (Critical Companions to Popular Contemporary Writers) PDF

By Mary Beth Pringle

John Grisham is without doubt one of the so much prolific and liked secret writers this present day, nonetheless attaining the head of the bestseller lists with books like The Testament (1999) and King of Torts (2003). in recent years, he has additionally experimented with diverse genres, resembling A Painted House (2001), a semi-autobiographical paintings, and Skipping Christmas (2001), a vacation narrative. This quantity follows up the severe research of Grisham's paintings in John Grisham: A serious spouse, interpreting his writing from 1997 to the present.

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Download E-books Digital Modernism: Making It New in New Media (Modernist Literature and Culture) PDF

By Jessica Pressman

Whereas most crucial reviews of born-digital literature rejoice it as a postmodern paintings shape with roots in modern applied sciences and social interactions, Digital Modernism presents another family tree. Grounding her argument in literary heritage, media reports, and the perform of close-reading, Jessica Pressman pairs modernist works via Ezra Pound, James Joyce, and Bob Brown, with significant electronic works like William Poundstone's Project for the Tachistoscope {Bottomless Pit}, Young-hae Chang Heavy Industries's Dakota, and Judd Morrissey's The Jew's Daughter to illustrate how the modernist flow of the Nineteen Twenties and Nineteen Thirties laid the basis for the concepts of digital literature. consequently, Digital Modernism makes the case for contemplating those electronic creations as "literature" and argues for the price of interpreting them conscientiously, heavily, and inside of literary history.

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Download E-books A Natural History of Pragmatism: The Fact of Feeling from Jonathan Edwards to Gertrude Stein (Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture) PDF

By Joan Richardson

Joan Richardson presents a desirable and compelling account of the emergence of the critical American philosophy: pragmatism. She demonstrates pragmatism's engagement with a number of branches of the traditional sciences and strains the improvement of Jamesian pragmatism from the past due 19th century via modernism, following its pointings into the current. Richardson combines strands from America's spiritual adventure with medical info to supply interpretations that holiday new flooring in literary and cultural heritage. This e-book exemplifies the worth of interdisciplinary methods to generating literary feedback. In a chain of hugely unique readings of Edwards, Emerson, William and Henry James, Stevens, and Stein, A traditional heritage of Pragmatism tracks the interaction of non secular cause, medical hypothesis, and literature in shaping an American aesthetic. Wide-ranging and ambitious, this groundbreaking e-book might be crucial examining for all scholars and students of yank literature.

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Download E-books Inside Out: Women Negotiating, Subverting, Appropriating Public and Private Space. (Spatial Practices) PDF

The incursions of girls into components from which that they had been usually excluded, including the literary representations in their makes an attempt to barter, subvert and acceptable those forbidden areas, is the underlying subject matter that unites this number of essays. right here students from Australia, Greece, nice Britain, Spain, Switzerland and the U.S. re-evaluate the well-entrenched assumptions linked to the public/private contrast, operating with the notions of private and non-private spheres whereas checking out their forex and exploring their blurred edges. The essays conceal and discover a wealthy number of areas, from the slums and court-rooms of London to the yankee desolate tract, from the Victorian drawing-room and sick-room to phenomenal areas like Turkish baths and the trenches of the 1st global conflict. the place past reports have tended to target a unmarried point of women's engagement with house, this edited e-book unearths a plethora of sophisticated and tenacious concepts present in a number of discourses that come with fiction, poetry, diaries, letters, essays and journalism. Inside Out is going past the early paintings on inventive explorations of gendered house to discover the breadth of the sphere and its theoretical implications.

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Download E-books Early American Literature, 1776-1820 (Research Guide to American Literature) PDF

Early American Literature: 1776-1820 examines American literature in the course of the first years of the recent kingdom. This new source deals insightful suggestions for learning and writing approximately early American literature, delivering heritage details, efficient components of analysis, writing issues, and the simplest secondary resources for additional learn.

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Download E-books Local Natures, Global Resposibilities: Ecocritical Perspectives on the New English Literatures. (Asnel Papers) PDF

Within the New Literatures in English, nature has lengthy been a paramount factor: the environmental devastation because of colonialism has left its legacy, with relatively disastrous results for the main susceptible elements of the realm. even as, social and cultural modifications have altered representations of nature in postcolonial cultures and literatures. it's this shift of emphasis in the direction of the ecological that's addressed through this quantity. A fast-expanding box, ecocriticism covers a variety of theories and parts of curiosity, rather the connection among literature and different 'texts' and the surroundings. instead of adopting a inflexible schedule, the interpretations awarded contain ecocritical views that may be utilized so much fruitfully to literary and non-literary texts. a few are extra common, 'holistic' techniques: literature and different cultural types are a 'living organism', a part of an highbrow surroundings, applied and sustained by way of the interactions among the wildlife, either human and non-human, and its cultural representations. 'Nature' itself is a brand new interpretative class based on different paradigms akin to race, type, gender, and id. quite a lot of genres are coated, from novels or movies within which nature good points because the major subject or 'protagonist' to these with an ecocritical time table, as in dystopian literature. different issues are: nature as a cultural build; 'gendered' natures; and the city/country dichotomy. The texts taken care of problem conventional Western dualisms (human/animal, man/nature, woman/man). whereas such worldwide phenomena as media ('old' or 'new'), tourism, and catastrophes permeate a lot of those texts, there's additionally a twin specialise in nature because the inexplicable, elusive 'Other' and the necessity for human service provider and international accountability.

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Download E-books Writing the Amish: The Worlds of John A. Hostetler (Pennsylvania German History and Culture) PDF

By David L. Weaver-Zercher

From the early Sixties to the overdue Nineteen Eighties, John A. Hostetler used to be the world’s prime pupil of Amish lifestyles. Hailed through his friends for his illuminating and delicate portrayals of this frequently misunderstood non secular sect, Hostetler effectively spanned the divide among well known and educational tradition, thereby shaping perceptions of the Amish all through American society. He was once additionally outspoken in his perspectives of the trendy global and of the Amish world—views that proceed to stir debate today.

Born into an previous Order Amish relatives in 1918, Hostetler got here of age in an period while the Amish have been principally brushed off as a old fashioned and declining tradition, a curious survival with little relevance for modern American existence. That conception replaced in the course of Hostetler’s profession, for not just did the Amish continue to exist in the course of those many years, they confirmed a gorgeous measure of cultural vitality—which Hostetler saw, analyzed, and interpreted for hundreds of thousands of readers.

Writing the Amish both recounts and assesses Hostetler’s Amish-related paintings. the 1st 1/2 the ebook includes 4 reflective essays—by Donald Kraybill, Simon Bronner, David Weaver-Zercher, and Hostetler himself—in which Hostetler is the first topic. the second one part reprints, in chronological order, fourteen key writings by means of Hostetler with commentaries and annotations via Weaver-Zercher.

Taken jointly, those writings, supplemented by way of a complete bibliography of Hostetler’s guides, supply prepared entry to the Hostetler corpus and the instruments wherein to judge his paintings, his highbrow evolution, and his legacy as a student of Amish and American lifestyles. in addition, by means of supplying a window into the various worlds of John A. Hostetler—his Amish boyhood, his Mennonite Church milieu, his academic ambitions, his scholarly occupation, and his vocation as a mediator and recommend for Amish life—this quantity complements the continued dialogue of ways ethnographic illustration relates to America’s most famed people tradition, the outdated Order Amish.

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Download E-books The Cambridge Companion to Emily Dickinson (Cambridge Companions to Literature) PDF

This significant other comprises 14 essays by means of prime foreign students. they supply a sequence of latest views on probably the most enigmatic and extensively learn American writers. those essays, specifically adapted to the desires of undergraduates, research all of Dickinson's writings, letters and feedback, and position her paintings in a number of literary, cultural and political contexts. the amount can be of curiosity to students and scholars. It contains a certain chronology and a complete consultant to extra analyzing.

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