Download E-books Transatlantic Literature and Culture After 9/11: The Wrong Side of Paradise PDF

Looking again on greater than a decade of the US-run and UK-supported "war on terror," this quantity examines how transatlantic literature and tradition have challenged notions of yankee exceptionalism in view that September eleven, 2001. The essays glance not just at but additionally past the compulsion to relive this second of terror, even if in habitual episodes of silencing trauma or repeating loops of media photos. Conceiving of 9-11 as either a uniquely American trauma and a shared occasion in international background, the gathering reexamines flooring 0 throughout the lenses of imperial energy and cosmopolitan alternate. The book's subtitle demanding situations readers to interact this attitude via rethinking the ambiguity of paradise, a situation of either endless bliss and eternal dying. because the self-appointed monetary and army gatekeeper of an imagined international paradise, the United States performs a perilous ethical and political online game. This quantity asks no matter if the U.S. has possibly selected the inaccurate part of paradise via waging warfare on terror instead of operating for worldwide peace.

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Download E-books The Literature of Labor and the Labors of Literature: Allegory in Nineteenth-Century American Fiction (Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture) PDF

By Cindy Weinstein

This publication juxtaposes representations of work in fictional texts with representations of work in nonfictional texts that allows you to hint the intersections among aesthetic and fiscal discourse in nineteenth-century the USA. This intersection is especially obtrusive within the debates approximately image and allegory, and Cindy Weinstein contends that allegory in this interval used to be critiqued on exactly the similar grounds as mechanized exertions. during finishing a historic research, Weinstein revolutionizes the inspiration of allegorical narrative, that's uncovered as a literary medium of higher intensity and final result than has formerly been implied.

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Download E-books Toward a Literary Ecology: Places and Spaces in American Literature PDF

Scholarship of literature and the surroundings demonstrates myriad understandings of nature and tradition. whereas a few paintings within the box ends up in methods that belong within the realm of cultural stories, different students have elevated the limits of ecocriticism to attach the perform extra explicitly to disciplines equivalent to the organic sciences, human geography, or philosophy. in spite of this, the sphere of ecocriticism has but to obviously articulate its interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary nature.

In Toward a Literary Ecology: areas and areas in American Literature, editors Karen E. Waldron and Robert Friedman have assembled a suite of essays that examine the interconnections among literature and the surroundings to theorize literary ecology. The disciplinary views in those essays let readers to appreciate locations and environments and to symbolize, show, or try for that comprehension via literature. members to this quantity discover the works of a number of authors, together with Gary Snyder, Karen Tei Yamashita, Rachel Carson, Terry Tempest Williams, Chip Ward, and Mary Oliver. different essays speak about such issues as city fiction as a version of literary ecology, the geographies of belonging within the paintings of local American poets, and the literary ecology of position in “new” nature writing.

Investigating texts for the complicated interconnections they characterize, Toward a Literary Ecology suggests what such texts may perhaps educate us in regards to the interconnections of our personal world.
This quantity additionally deals a way of reading representations of individuals in areas in the realm of an old, cultural, and geographically bounded but different American literature. meant for college kids of literature and ecology, this assortment also will entice students of geography, cultural reviews, philosophy, biology, heritage, anthropology, and different comparable disciplines.

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Download E-books Josefina Niggli, Mexican American Writer: A Critical Biography PDF

By Elizabeth Coonrod Martinez

This is the tale of a outstanding girl whose creative venture used to be to narrate Mexican cultural background to English-language readers. A world-renowned playwright within the Nineteen Thirties and best-selling novelist within the Nineteen Forties, Josefina Niggli released at a time whilst Chicana/o literature used to be now not but famous as such. Her works printed Mexico from an insider's perspective, even if she chanced on herself suffering from publishers who sought after an American hero pitted opposed to a Mexican villain.M

Niggli's existence adventure transpired in Mexico, Texas, the East Coast within the pre-World conflict II years, and North Carolina, with jaunts to Hollywood and to England, all in an period while few U.S. girls writers have been in a position to submit. just recently has Niggli bought severe cognizance as students of Chicana/o literature realize her as one of many earliest Mexican American writers to target lifestyles lived among cultures and countries. This scholarly biography, such as choices from a few of Niggli's unrecognized writings, is designed to solidify her position within the literary canon.

"Elizabeth Coonrod Martínez's unheard of booklet, Josefina Niggli, Mexican-American author: A serious Biography, is an impressive contribution to the scholarly examine of the existence and works of the intense binational and transnational author, Josefina Niggli. From poems to brief tales and theatrical performs to novels, [Martínez] presents the reader with wide and particular biographical information interspersed with key decisions of Niggli's lesser identified or unpublished writings. Martínez's groundbreaking ebook should be a primary paintings for any destiny learn undertaken in this Mexican American writer's inventive construction and on Chicana/o literature in general."--María Herrera Sobek, writer of Chicano Folklore: A Handbook (2006) and affiliate vice chancellor on the collage of California, Santa Barbara

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Download E-books American Post-Modernist Novels (Introduction to Literary Context) PDF

The creation to Literary Context sequence offers introductory overviews of a few of the world's best-known works of literature, together with novels, brief tales, novellas, and poems, putting them in ancient, societal, medical and spiritual context in their time to deepen figuring out and inspire dialogue. This quantity introduces literary contexts as they practice to American novels written submit 1960, via American and Canadian authors, providing highschool and undergraduate scholars a operating beginning of literary context designed to organize them for extra severe literary research, comparable to in serious Insights. br> This new sequence - advent to Literary Context -- presents richly unique essays on major American post-modernist novels which are studied by way of higher highschool and undergraduate students. It contains post-modern works by means of either American and Canadian authors. This quantity contains dialogue of 36 novels, together with: How the Garcia women misplaced Their accessory (Julia Alverez); Libra (Don DeLillo); woman, Interrupted (Susana Kaysan); The purple Tent (Anita Diamant); The Handmaid's story (Margaret Atwood); Neruomancer (William Gibson); The bare and the lifeless (Norman Mailer); liked (Toni Morrison); Zombie (Joyce Carol Oates); Rabbit Run (John Updike); and Jailbird (Kurt Vonnegut). every one essay examines those novels throughout the following different types: content material Synopsis; Societal Context; medical & Technological Context; and Biographical Context. Designed to introduce highschool and undergraduate scholars to those literary innovations, this quantity is a invaluable forerunner to the extra rigorous severe research supplied in Salem's severe Insights sequence. certainly, the various novels, authors, and subject matters lined in creation to Literary Context have a spouse serious perception quantity for persisted research. The essays in creation to Literary Context: American Post-Modernist Novels additionally contain a listing of Complementary Texts, dialogue Questions, and Essay inquiries to support scholars get the main out in their learn of those novels.

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Download E-books Literature and Politics Today: The Political Nature of Modern Fiction, Poetry, and Drama PDF

Focusing at the intersection of literature and politics because the starting of the twentieth century, this booklet examines authors, ancient figures, significant literary and political works, nationwide literatures, and literary routine to bare the intrinsic hyperlinks among literature and history.

• Covers quite a few authors from world wide starting from the start of the twentieth century to the fashionable era

• permits scholars to raised comprehend literary works relevant to the curriculum by means of contemplating them of their political contexts

• is helping readers to take advantage of literature that allows you to know about smooth political and social matters throughout cultures and higher savor the political importance of up to date writings

• includes a variety of "gateway" entries that survey whole nationwide literatures, thereby giving readers an advent to the authors who're vital inside these literatures

• Assists scholars in comparing rhetorical thoughts and political opinions, therefore fostering serious considering in aid of the typical center country Standards

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Download E-books Fiction and the Incompleteness of History: Toni Morrison, V. S. Naipaul, and Ben Okri PDF

By Zhu Ying

Almost about Paul Ricoeur’s belief of the interconnectedness of background and fiction, this comparative literary research examines narrative recommendations that 3 modern writers of fiction - Toni Morrison, V. S. Naipaul, and Ben Okri - have devised to counteract the incompleteness of historic illustration. In her novel Beloved Morrison redefines the slave-narrative culture and divulges an alternate historical past of slavery through unveiling the inner lives of her characters. via a hybrid prose that combines fiction with heritage within the novels The Enigma of Arrival and A means within the World, Naipaul illuminates «areas of darkness» within the diasporic global of East Indian Trinidadians and gives new methods of reworking English literary and cultural historical past. concentrating on West African id and neighborhood, Okri brings a mythic and magnificent measurement to postcolonial fiction as a fashion of giving a voice to those that are ordinarily with no energy and virtually with none position in an international of inequality and injustice. Probing into historic incompleteness, this research underscores the integral function of fiction in representing lifestyles, rectifying historical past, and enlarging truth.

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Download E-books Spenser's Legal Language: Law and Poetry in Early Modern England (Studies in Renaissance Literature) PDF

By Andrew Zurcher

Either English language and English political lifestyles underwent unparalleled swap within the 16th century, developing acute linguistic and felony crises that, in Elizabeth I's later years, intersected within the pioneering poetry of Edmund Spenser. This quantity explores Spenser's linguistic experimentation and his engagement with political, and especially criminal, suggestion and language in his significant works, demonstrating by means of thorough lexical research and illustrative readings how Spenser figured the state either descriptively and prescriptively. As a research of the language of The Faerie Queene, the booklet restores Spenser to his rightful position as a daring yet scholarly linguistic innovator, the equivalent of contemporaries similar to Skelton, Shakespeare, Nashe, and Donne. As an enquiry into Spenser's curiosity in modern politics and legislation, it exposes his serial and contentious engagements in modern political idea and perform, and shows his significant effect on his contemporaries and successors. Spenser emerges during this publication as a poet notably preoccupied with fashioning, or `applying', his reader to the lawful use of phrases and deeds.

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