The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:Bucknell University Press

ISBN:1611487927

Total Pages:202

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Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.’s dissents are influential because of their literary qualities of superfluity and energy he inherited from Emerson. The aesthetic style of his dissents reflects his theory of the common law that rejected depictions of fixed and unchanging rules in favor of an evolutionary view.

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The Call of the Wild

Author:Jack London

Publisher:BookRix

ISBN:3736802242

Total Pages:129

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The Call of the Wild is a novel by Jack London. The story is set in the Yukon during the 1890s Klondike Gold Rush—a period when strong sled dogs were in high demand. The novel's central character is a dog named Buck, a domesticated dog living at a ranch in the Santa Clara valley of California as the story opens. Stolen from his home and sold into the brutal existence of an Alaskan sled dog, he reverts to atavistic traits. Buck is forced to adjust to, and survive, cruel treatments and fight to dominate other dogs in a harsh climate. Eventually he sheds the veneer of civilization, relying on primordial instincts and lessons he learns, to emerge as a leader in the wild.

Male Poets and the Agon of the Mother

Author:Hannah Baker Saltmarsh

Publisher:Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN:1611179696

Total Pages:244

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In the late 1950s the notion of a "mother poem" emerged during a confessional literary movement that freed poets to use personal, psychosexual material about intimate topics such as parents, childhood, failed marriages, children, infidelity, and mental illness. In Male Poets and the Agon of the Mother, Hannah Baker Saltmarsh argues that male poets have contributed to what we think of as the literature of motherhood—that confessional and postconfessional modes have been formative in the way male poets have grappled with the stories of their mothers and how those stories reflect on the writers and their artistic identities. Through careful readings of formative elegies and homages written by male poets of this time, Saltmarsh explores how they engaged with femininity and feminine voices in the 1950s and 60s and sheds light on the inheritance of confessional motifs of gender and language as demonstrated by postconfessional writers responding to the rich subject matter of motherhood within the contexts of history, myth, and literature. A foreword is provided by Jo Gill, professor of twentieth-century and American literature in the Department of English and associate dean for education at the University of Exeter.

Secret of the Scribes: The Eye of Agon

Author:Kyle Aken

Publisher:Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN:1312055332

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Critical acclaim for Secret of the Scribes: Goodreads.com, "This book is a must buy for any parent. It is both an engrossing fantasy, as well as an instructional coming of age tale. Secret of the Scribes is an allegory that shows the value of a good book, all with enough entertainment value to even keep the parents interested. 5 Stars!" Secret of the Scribes has sold over 200,000 digital copies, and has been referred on many occasions as this generation's Harry Potter. With a message parents love and a story children can't put down, it's no wonder that Secret of the Scribes has quickly found a place on many parent's mantel.

The Agon of Modernism

Author:Anne Quema,Anne Quéma

Publisher:Bucknell University Press

ISBN:9780838753927

Total Pages:242

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"Lewis's political writings present ambiguities: his stated belief in the autonomy of art from life is contradicted by other statements he made and by his critical analyses of writers; and his political writings blur any a priori generic distinction between art and non-art. Given this blurring between art and life, artistic genre and non-artistic genre, Quema claims that Lewis's political texts present characteristics usually attributed to avant-gardism. However, this radicalism has to be balanced against Lewis's conservatism. Thus his political writings can be read as allegories with two pragmatic aims: to organize the life of the polis from an artistic standpoint and to persuade the reader to adhere to authoritarian politics."--BOOK JACKET.

The Agon of Interpretations

Author:Ming Xie

Publisher:University of Toronto Press

ISBN:1442696311

Total Pages:336

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Written by a team of leading international scholars, The Agon of Interpretations explores the challenges and possibilities of critical intercultural hermeneutics in a globalized world. Editor Ming Xie and writers from eight countries on five continents not only lay out the importance of critical hermeneutics to intercultural understanding but also probe the conditions under which a hermeneutics that is both intercultural and critical can be possible. The contributors examine and define critical intercultural hermeneutics as an emerging field from a wide variety of disciplinary perspectives, including phenomenology, critical theory, sociology, object-oriented ontology, and pragmatism. The essays combine philosophical argumentation with historical and intellectual inquiry. Together, the contributors to The Agon of Interpretations demonstrate the value of critical intercultural hermeneutics for enabling intercultural communication, engagement, and understanding.

The Call of the Canyon

Author:Zane Grey

Publisher:Lindhardt og Ringhof

ISBN:872659725X

Total Pages:98

Viewed:1941

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Glenn Kilbourne is a sick and injured man who returns to New York to his fiancée Carley Burch, after fighting in France in World War I. He decides to move to Arizona in order to recover his health and there he meets Flo Hutter, the daughter in the family he is staying with. Glenn decides to stay in Arizona and become a hog farmer but his fiancée, who cannot lead such life, breaks the engagement. After returning to New York Carley feels empty and misses Glenn. She decides to travel back to Arizona and marry him. What she does not know is that Glenn has already proposed to Flo. "The Call of the Canyon" from 1924 is a Western novel by Zane Grey. It is filled with many lengthy descriptions of the Arizona countryside which can also be seen in the silent movie "The Call of the Canyon". Zane Grey’s story is filled with many lengthy descriptions of the Arizona countryside which can also be seen in the silent movie "The Call of the Canyon" which is based on the novel. Pearl Zane Grey was an American author born in 1872. He is best known with his adventure novels which idealize the American frontier and which largely created a new genre called western. The novel "Riders of the Purple Sage", published in 1912, earned Grey wide popularity. The book turned to the author’s all-time-best seller and also one of the most successful Western novels. Zane Grey wrote more than 80 books which later inspired many Western writers who followed in Zane Grey’s footsteps.

Dante and Italy in British Romanticism

Author:F. Burwick

Publisher:Springer

ISBN:0230119972

Total Pages:258

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From the artistic practice of improvisation to the politics of nationalism, the essays in this volume break new ground and significantly extend our understanding of the relations between British and Italian culture in its analysis of the reception of Dante and Italian literature in British Romanticism.

Against Ethics

Author:John D. Caputo

Publisher:Indiana University Press

ISBN:9780253114877

Total Pages:292

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"Against Ethics is beautifully written, clever, learned, thought-provoking, and even inspiring." —Theological Studies "Writing in the form of his ideas, Caputo offers the reader a truly exquisite reading experience. . . . his iconic style mirrors a truly refreshing honesty that draws the reader in to play." —Quarterly Journal of Speech "Against Ethics is, in my judgment, one of the most important works on philosophical ethics that has been written in recent years. . . . Caputo speaks with a passion and a concern that are rare in academic philosophy. His profound sense of humor deepens the passion of the viewpoints he develops." —Mark C. Taylor "Obligation happens!" declares Caputo in this brilliant and witty postmodern critique of ethics, framed as a contemporary restaging of Kierkegaard's Fear and Trembling.

Law and Agonistic Politics

Author:Andrew Schaap

Publisher:Routledge

ISBN:1317107918

Total Pages:242

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The Ancient Greek notion of agonism, meaning struggle, has been revived in radical legal and political theory to rethematize class conflict and to conceptualize the conditions of possibility of freedom and social transformation in contemporary society. Insisting that what is ultimately at stake in politics are the terms in which social conflict is represented, agonists highlight the importance of the strategic, affective and aesthetic aspects of politics for democratic praxis. This volume examines the implications of this critical perspective for understanding law and considers how law serves either to sustain or curtail the democratic agon. While sharing a critical perspective on the deliberative turn in legal and political theory and its tendency to depoliticize social conflict, the various contributors to this volume diverge in arguing variously for pragmatic, expressivist or strategic conceptions of agonism. In doing so they question the glib assumptions that often underlie a sometimes too easy celebration of conflict as an antidote to de-politicizing consensus. This thought provoking volume will be of interest to students and researchers working in legal and political theory and philosophy.

The Political Dialogue of Nature and Grace

Author:Caitlin Smith Gilson

Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN:1501308203

Total Pages:320

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The discourse between nature and grace finds its linguistic and existential podium in the political condition of human beings. As Caitlin Smith Gilson shows, it is in this arena that the perennial territorial struggle of faith and reason, God and man, man and state, take place; and it is here that the understanding of the personal-as-political, as well as the political-as-personal, finds its meaning. And it is here, too, that the divine finds or is refused a home. Any discussion of “post-secular society” has its origins in this political dialogue between nature and grace, the resolution of which might determine not only a future post-secular society but one in which awe is re-united to affection, solidarity and fraternity. Smith Gilson questions whether the idea of pure nature antecedently disregards the fact that grace enters existence and that this accomplishes a conversion in the metaphysical/existential region of man's action and being. This conversion alters how man acts as an affective, moral, intellectual, social, political and spiritual being. State of nature theories, transformed yet retained in the broader metaphysical and existential implications of the Hegelian Weltgeist, are shown to be indebted to the ideological restrictedness of pure nature (natura pura) as providing the foremost adversary to any meaningful type of divine presence within the polis, as well as inhibiting the phenomenological facticity of man as an open nature.

The Anatomy of Bloom

Author:Alistair Heys

Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN:1441167161

Total Pages:292

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Here at last is a comprehensive introduction to the career of America's leading intellectual. The Anatomy of Bloom surveys Harold Bloom's life as a literary critic, exploring all of his books in chronological order, to reveal that his work, and especially his classic The Anxiety of Influence, is best understood as an expression of reprobate American Protestantism and yet haunted by a Jewish fascination with the Holocaust. Heys traces Bloom's intellectual development from his formative years spent as a poor second-generation immigrant in the Bronx to his later eminence as an international literary phenomenon. He argues that, as the quintessential living embodiment of the American dream, Bloom's career-path deconstructs the very foundations of American Protestantism.

Slavoj Zizek and Dialectical Materialism

Author:Agon Hamza,Frank Ruda

Publisher:Springer

ISBN:1137538619

Total Pages:197

Viewed:1966

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This book is the first volume to bring together the most prominent scholars who work on Slavoj i ek's philosophy, examining and interrogating his understanding of dialectical materialism. It deserves to be thoroughly and systematically elaborated because it attempts to propose a new foundation for dialectical materialism.

Postcolonialism in the Wake of the Nairobi Revolution

Author:A. Amoko

Publisher:Springer

ISBN:0230113982

Total Pages:204

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This work examines both the emergence of African literature and its institutionalization within nationalist African academies. Amoko analyzes the relationship between such institutions of literature and the processes of nationalist legitimization and between colonial and postcolonial school cultures and national cultures.

The Discourses of Food in Nineteenth-Century British Fiction

Author:A. Cozzi

Publisher:Springer

ISBN:023011752X

Total Pages:223

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The book offers readings of discourses about food in a wide range of sources, from canonical Victorian novels by authors such as Dickens, Gaskell, and Hardy to parliamentary speeches, royal proclamations, and Amendment Acts. It considers the cultural politics and poetics of food in relation to issues of race, class, gender, regionalism, urbanization, colonialism, and imperialism in order to discover how national identity and Otherness are constructed and internalized.

Writing Combat and the Self in Early Modern English Literature

Author:Jennifer Feather

Publisher:Springer

ISBN:113701041X

Total Pages:254

Viewed:1935

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By examining these competing depictions of combat that coexist in sixteenth-century texts ranging from Arthurian romance to early modern medical texts, this study reveals both the importance of combat in understanding the humanist subject and the contours of the previously neglected pre-modern subject.

Renaissance Romance

Author:Nandini Das

Publisher:Routledge

ISBN:131706643X

Total Pages:254

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Romance was criticized for its perceived immorality throughout the Renaissance, and even enthusiasts were often forced to acknowledge the shortcomings of its dated narrative conventions. Yet despite that general condemnation, the striking growth in English fiction in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries is marked by writers who persisted in using this much-maligned narrative form. In Renaissance Romance, Nandini Das examines why the fears and expectations surrounding the old genre of romance resonated with successive new generations at this particular historical juncture. Across a range of texts in which romance was adopted by the court, by popular print and by women, Das shows how the process of realignment and transformation through which the new prose fiction took shape was driven by a generational consciousness that was always inherent in romance. In the fiction produced by writers such as Sir Philip Sidney, Robert Greene and Lady Mary Wroth, the transformative interaction of romance with other emergent forms, from the court masque to cartography, was determined by specific configurations of social groups, drawn along the lines of generational difference. What emerged as a result of that interaction radically changed the possibilities of fiction in the period.

The Grammar of English Grammars

Author:Goold Brown

Publisher:Good Press

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Total Pages:2357

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"The Grammar of English Grammars" by Goold Brown. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Romanticism and Pragmatism

Author:U. Schulenberg

Publisher:Springer

ISBN:113747419X

Total Pages:251

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This interdisciplinary project is situated at the boundary between literary studies and philosophy. Its chief focus is on American Romanticism and it examines work by a number of prominent writers and philosophers, from Whitman and Thoreau to Barthes and Rorty.