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Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Literary studies

Drummer hodge - The poetry of the Anglo-Boer war (1899-1902) (Hardcover, 2nd ed): Malvern van Wyk Smith Drummer hodge - The poetry of the Anglo-Boer war (1899-1902) (Hardcover, 2nd ed)
Malvern van Wyk Smith
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The Anglo-Boer War of 1899-1902, fought between the pride of the British Empire at the height of its world-wide power and two small rural republics at the tip of Africa, provoked remarkably vehement reactions not only in Britain, but all round the world. Much of this reaction was expressed in verse, most of it subliterary, but some of it such as Hardyís ĎDrummer Hodgeí, putting forward a view of war more akin to Owenís ĎFutilityí than Tennysonís ĎThe Change of the Light Brigadeí. The first chapter of Drummer Hodge traces the growth of pacifist attitudes to war and the compassionate treatment of soldiering in the course of the nineteenth century. Subsequent chapters deal with the imperial theme (much questioned at this time) in Boer War verse; the contributions of writers such as Newbolt, Hardy, Kipling, and AE Housman, as well as that of numerous soldier poets; the effect of the war on the literature of the Boers; Boer war poetry from the United States and the rest of the English-speaking world; and the literary results of the enormous pro-Boer movement in France, Germany and Holland: countries in which the Boer republics were seen as images of a rural simplicity and patriarchal integrity lost in Europe. The work is based on research completed over many years in libraries in South Africa, Britain, France, Germany and Holland, and constitutes an exercise in the comparative history of nineteenth-century English and European war poetry on a scale probably not attempted before.

The Life and Loves of E Nesbit (Hardcover): Eleanor Fitzsimons The Life and Loves of E Nesbit (Hardcover)
Eleanor Fitzsimons 1
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Edith Nesbit is considered the first modern writer for children and the inventor of the children's adventure story publishing over 40 books, influencing writers including C.S. Lewis, P. L. Travers, J.K. Rowling and Jacqueline Wilson. Playful, contradictory and creative, Nesbit hosted legendary parties and was described by George Bernard Shaw - one of her several lovers - as 'audaciously unconventional'. She was a founding member of the Fabian Society, and through Nesbit's letters and deep archival research Fitzsimons reveals her to have been a prolific lecturer and writer on socialism. Nesbit railed against inequity, social injustice and state-sponsored oppression and incorporated her avant-garde ideas into her writing, influencing a generation of children - an aspect of her literary legacy examined here for the first time. Fitzsimons' eye-opening biography brings new light to the life and works of this famed literary icon, in whom pragmatism and idealism, tradition and modernity worked side-by-side to create a remarkable writer and woman.

Totkv Mocvse/New Fire - Creek Folktales (Paperback): Earnest Gouge Totkv Mocvse/New Fire - Creek Folktales (Paperback)
Earnest Gouge; Edited by Jack B. Martin, Margaret McKane Mauldin; Foreword by Craig S. Womack
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Totkv Mocvse/New Fire presents the work of Creek (Muskogee) author Earnest Gouge and makes available for the first time--in Creek and English--the myths and legends of a major American Indian tribe. The stories cover many themes, from the humorous allegories of Rabbit, Wolf, and other personified animals to hunting stories designed to frighten a nighttime audience.

The Fiction of Valerie Martin - An Introduction (Hardcover): Veronica Makowsky The Fiction of Valerie Martin - An Introduction (Hardcover)
Veronica Makowsky
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Early Modern Women Journal V10.1 (Paperback): Anne J. Cruz, Mary Lindemann, Mihoko Suzuki Early Modern Women Journal V10.1 (Paperback)
Anne J. Cruz, Mary Lindemann, Mihoko Suzuki
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Catullus' Bedspread - The Life of Rome's Most Erotic Poet (Paperback): Daisy Dunn Catullus' Bedspread - The Life of Rome's Most Erotic Poet (Paperback)
Daisy Dunn 2
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A biography of Gaius Valerius Catullus, Rome's first great poet, a dandy who fell in love with another man's wife and made it known to the world through his verse. This superb book gives a rare portrait of life during one of the most critical moments in world history through the eyes of one of Rome's greatest writers. Living through the debauchery, decadence and spectacle of the crumbling Roman Republic, Catullus remains famous for the sharp, immediate poetry with which he skewered Rome's sparring titans - Pompey, Crassus and his father's friend, Julius Caesar. But it was for his erotic, scandalous but often tender love elegies that he became best known, inspired above all by his own lasting affair with a married woman whom he immortalised in his verse as `Lesbia'. A monumental figure for poets from Ovid and Virgil onwards, his journey across youth and experience, from Verona to Rome, Bithynia to Lake Garda, is traced in Daisy Dunn's brilliant portrait of life during one of the most critical moments in world history.

Virgil Aeneid XI: A Selection (Paperback): Ashley Carter Virgil Aeneid XI: A Selection (Paperback)
Ashley Carter
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This is the endorsed publication from OCR and Bloomsbury for the Latin AS and A-Level (Group 3) prescription of Aeneid Book XI, lines 1-224, and the A-Level (Group 4) prescription of Aeneid Book XI, lines 498-521, 532-596, 648-689, and 725-835, giving full Latin text, commentary and vocabulary, with a detailed introduction that also covers the prescribed text to be read in English for A Level. In Book XI Pallas, the warrior son of Evander who was killed by Turnus, is buried, amid the mourning of his father and the Trojans. After a truce to collect and bury the dead on both sides, fighting resumes, during which the warrior-maiden Camilla battles bravely for the Latins before being killed. The events of the book take up just four days: Pallas' funeral occupies the first; the second and third are devoted (briefly) to the truce and burials; the fourth, taking up the second half of the book, is concerned with Camilla's aristeia, in which she is likened to an Amazon. Resources are available on the Companion Website www.bloomsbury.com/ocr-editions-2019-2021

The Life and Rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah - The Autobiography (Paperback): Benjamin Zephaniah The Life and Rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah - The Autobiography (Paperback)
Benjamin Zephaniah 1
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*BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week* Benjamin Zephaniah, who has travelled the world for his art and his humanitarianism, now tells the one story that encompasses it all: the story of his life. In the early 1980s when punks and Rastas were on the streets protesting about unemployment, homelessness and the National Front, Benjamin's poetry could be heard at demonstrations, outside police stations and on the dance floor. His mission was to take poetry everywhere, and to popularise it by reaching people who didn't read books. His poetry was political, musical, radical and relevant. By the early 1990s, Benjamin had performed on every continent in the world (a feat which he achieved in only one year) and he hasn't stopped performing and touring since. Nelson Mandela, after hearing Benjamin's tribute to him while he was in prison, requested an introduction to the poet that grew into a lifelong relationship, inspiring Benjamin's work with children in South Africa. Benjamin would also go on to be the first artist to record with The Wailers after the death of Bob Marley in a musical tribute to Nelson Mandela. The Life and Rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah is a truly extraordinary life story which celebrates the power of poetry and the importance of pushing boundaries with the arts.

Yoknapatawpha Blues - Faulkner's Fiction and Southern Roots Music (Hardcover): Tim A. Ryan Yoknapatawpha Blues - Faulkner's Fiction and Southern Roots Music (Hardcover)
Tim A. Ryan
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Patterns Across Cultures, International Edition (Paperback, 2nd edition): Stuart Hirschberg, Terry Hirschberg Patterns Across Cultures, International Edition (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Stuart Hirschberg, Terry Hirschberg
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PATTERNS ACROSS CULTURES, International Edition is a rhetorically organized reader driven by the principle that as the world gets smaller, students should be exposed to a wide variety of cultural perspectives-both from within the United States and from other countries. Many of the reading selections in the text are by writers who have never been anthologized, providing an invigorating alternative to traditional readers. Post-reading features for each selection, including questions on author's "Meaning," "Technique," and "Language," help students examine how the selection utilizes both the primary mode and other modes as well; calls out key vocabulary terms; highlights thematic connections between selections; and provides prompts for both personal and critical writing. To assist those instructors who prefer a thematic framework for discussing the selections, a thematic Table of Contents and Thematic Links questions connecting each essay with one or more others on similar themes will provide inspiration for theme-based discussions and writing assignments.

A Dark Rose - Love in Eudora Welty's Stories and Novels (Hardcover): Sally Wolff A Dark Rose - Love in Eudora Welty's Stories and Novels (Hardcover)
Sally Wolff
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From the heartbroken protagonist she depicted in her first published story, "Death of a Traveling Salesman," to the reflective widow she described in her last novel, The Optimist's Daughter, Eudora Welty wrote realistically about the shadows and radiance of love. In a meticulous exploration of this theme, Sally Wolff combines new readings of Welty's fiction with biography and contextual information drawn from Wolff's nineteen-year friendship with the author. A signature image in most of Welty's fiction, the rose imparts symbolic power as it places Welty in the age-old tradition of love literature. Wolff argues that the dark rose-from the height of its brilliance to the end of its life-serves as a deft metaphor for the dichotomies Welty presents, equally suggestive of beauty and sadness, and the comic, tragic, and mysterious qualities of love. While some of Welty's characters are clearly autobiographical renderings-a daughter remembering her parents' marriage, or a broodingly hopeful member of a large family wedding-at other times, Welty analyzes from afar the dynamics of successful and troubled loving relationships. Although Welty fell in love more than once during her life, she never married, and Wolff argues that writing from the vantage point of the unattached gave Welty an objective perspective from which to examine in her fiction the varied dimensions of love. A Dark Rose navigates effortlessly among texts and examines Welty's portrayal of love in all its nuance and intricacy. Though love in Welty's fiction may fail, wear thin, or quietly take the hand of that grimmest of bridegrooms-death-it nonetheless remains a vital force, alive in the heart.

Kontemporere Afrikaanse taalkunde (Afrikaans, Paperback, 2nd ed): W.A.M. Carstens, N. Bosman Kontemporere Afrikaanse taalkunde (Afrikaans, Paperback, 2nd ed)
W.A.M. Carstens, N. Bosman
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In die afgelope bykans 30 jaar het ín groot leemte ontstaan aan omvattende verwysingsbronne en handboeke in die Afrikaanse taalkunde wat op universiteitsvlak voorgeskryf kan word. In 2014 word hierdie leemte gevul deur KontemporÍre Afrikaanse Taalkunde. Die feit dat ín tweede, hersiene uitgawe slegs drie jaar later verskyn, beklemtoon weereens die groot behoefte aan so ín bron.

Die samestelling van hierdie boek bied ín nuwe blik op die taalkunde en het wye gebruikspotensiaal omdat dit die kernvelde van die taalkunde, en in die besonder van die Afrikaanse taalkunde, dek. Sodoende gee dit nuwe lewe aan ín belangrike komponent in die bestudering van die Afrikaanse taal: die taalkunde en alles wat daarmee saamhang.

Inhoud en konsepte strek van die ontstaan en aard van die Afrikaanse taal, leksikografie en dokumentontwerp tot fonetiek, fonologie, morfologie, sintaksis, semantiek, pragmatiek, taalverwerwing en die normatiewe taalkunde. Al die bestaande hoofstukke is op datum gebring, en ín ekstra hoofstuk oor sintaksis is bygevoeg om nuwer sieninge te weerspieŽl.

Bydraes deur spesialiste in die onderskeie velde bied daarom die nuutste navorsing en ín verskeidenheid teoretiese vertrekpunte met die Afrikaanse taalkunde as fokus. Nuwe en moontlik selfs omstrede standpunte sal akademiese gesprek stimuleer, terwyl elke hoofstuk nasionale en internasionale ontwikkelinge op die bepaalde gebied voorlÍ aan ín nuwe geslag studente, onderwysers, akademici en taalpraktisyns.

Inferno (Paperback): Dante Alighieri Inferno (Paperback)
Dante Alighieri 2
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HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics. `There is no greater sorrow then to recall our times of joy in wretchedness.' Considered one of the greatest medieval poems written in the common vernacular of the time, Dante's Inferno begins on Good Friday in the year 1300. As he wanders through a dark forest, Dante loses his way and stumbles across the ghost of the poet Virgil. Virgil promises to lead him back to the top of the mountain, but to do so, they must pass through Hell, encountering all manner of shocking horrors, sins and evil torments along the way, evoking questions about God's justice, human behaviour and Christianity.

Philip Pullman (Paperback): catherine butler, Tommy Halsdorf Philip Pullman (Paperback)
catherine butler, Tommy Halsdorf
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Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy is a worldwide classic of modern literature for both children and adults. Challenging in its intellectual scope, ambitious scale and range of literary reference, it is also hugely controversial due to its critique of organised religion. This collection of original essays by an international team of distinguished scholars assesses Pullman's achievement and introduces readers to some of the key debates surrounding His Dark Materials. Covering topics such as religion, gender, childhood and scientific enquiry, the volume also discusses the Hollywood film of the first book and features a new interview with Pullman himself.

Charlotte Bronte Revisited - A view from the 21st century (Paperback): Sophie Franklin Charlotte Bronte Revisited - A view from the 21st century (Paperback)
Sophie Franklin
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Everybody knows Charlotte Bronte. World-famous for her novel Jane Eyre, she's a giant of literature and has been written about in reverential tones in scores of textbooks over the years. But what do we really know about Charlotte? As the famous siblings celebrate their bicentenaries, Charlotte Bronte Revisited looks at Charlotte through 21st-century eyes. Discover the real Charlotte: her private world of convention, rebellion and imagination, and how they shaped her life and writing - including the paranormal, nature, feminism and politics. It's an indispensable guide for students and literature lovers, and emphatically shows why Charlotte is as relevant today as she ever was.

Kafka's Last Trial - The Strange Case of a Literary Legacy (Paperback): Benjamin Balint Kafka's Last Trial - The Strange Case of a Literary Legacy (Paperback)
Benjamin Balint 1
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'A highly entertaining story of literary friendship, epic legal battles and cultural politics centred on one of the most enigmatic writers of the 20th century' Financial Times

When Franz Kafka died in 1924, his friend Max Brod could not bring himself to fulfil the writer’s last instruction: to burn his remaining manuscripts. Instead, Brod took them with him to Palestine in 1939, and devoted the rest of his life to editing and canonizing Kafka’s work. By betraying his last wish, Brod twice rescued his legacy – first from physical destruction, and then from obscurity.

In Kafka’s Last Trial, Benjamin Balint offers a gripping account of the contest for ownership that followed, ending in Israeli courts with a controversial trial – brimming with legal, ethical, and political dilemmas – that would determine the fate of Kafka’s manuscripts. This is at once a biographical portrait of a literary genius, and the story of two countries whose national obsessions with overcoming the traumas of the past came to a head in a hotly contested trial for the right to claim the literary legacy of one of our modern masters.

Studies in the Age of Chaucer - Volume 24 (Hardcover): Larry Scanlon Studies in the Age of Chaucer - Volume 24 (Hardcover)
Larry Scanlon
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Studies in the Age of Chaucer is the annual yearbook of the New Chaucer Society, publishing articles on the writing of Chaucer and his contemporaries, their antecedents and successors, and their intellectual and social contexts. More generally, articles explore the culture and writing of later medieval Britain (1200-1500). Each SAC volume also includes an annotated bibliography and reviews of Chaucer-related publications.

Letters of Sylvia Plath Volume II: 1956-1963 (Paperback): Sylvia Plath Letters of Sylvia Plath Volume II: 1956-1963 (Paperback)
Sylvia Plath; Edited by Peter K. Steinberg, Karen V. Kukil 1
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Sylvia Plath (1932-1963) was one of the writers who defined the course of twentieth-century poetry. In the Letters, we discover the art of Plath's correspondence. Most has never before been published, and it is here presented unabridged, without revision, so that she speaks directly in her own words.

The letters document Plath's extraordinary literary development: the genesis of many poems, short and long fiction, and journalism. Leading Plath scholars Peter K. Steinberg and Karen V. Kukil, editor of The Journals of Sylvia Plath 1950-1962, provide comprehensive footnotes and an extensive index informed by their meticulous research. Alongside a selection of photographs and Plath's own drawings, they masterfully contextualise what the pages disclose.

This later correspondence witnesses Plath and Hughes becoming major, influential contemporary writers, as it happened. Experiences recorded include first books and other publications; teaching; committing to writing full-time; travels; making professional acquaintances; settling in England; starting a family; and buying a house. Throughout, Plath's voice is completely, uniquely her own.

Perspektief en profiel: Deel 2 - 'n Afrikaanse literatuurgeskiedenis (Afrikaans, Paperback): H.P. van Coller Perspektief en profiel: Deel 2 - 'n Afrikaanse literatuurgeskiedenis (Afrikaans, Paperback)
H.P. van Coller
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Die Afrikaanse literatuur het ín aangrypende lewe in Afrika oopgeskryf. Hierdie lewe kry sy beslag in ín boeiende takelwerk verse, in ín kennis van die aand en deur die oŽ van ín siener in die suburbs. Kannas kom huis toe en Poppies loop die lange swerfjare deur.

Nie slegs die belletrie (die arbeid van skeppende skrywers) is indrukwekkend nie, maar ook die getuienis van kundige lesers Ė die leesaktiwiteite van akademici wat sin moet maak van skeppende arbeid, wat die patrone moet oplÍ en die teoretiese lense instel op die gedig, die toneelstuk, die essay, die drama of roman.

Akademies gesproke is Perspektief en profiel ín onontbeerlike handleiding. Dit is tans die belangrikste beskouing van ons skryfwerk in Afrikaans en die begeleidende literÍre gesprek. Dit bied insig in die oeuvres van die belangrikste skrywers (die ďprofielĒ in die boektitel), maar is ook ín bestekopname van verskuiwende teoretiese gesigspunte en aksente en ín kartering van die gebied, vandaar die ďperspektiefĒ.

Dit toon by implikasie oortuigend aan hoedat die Afrikaanse letterkunde aansluit in suid-suid-verband met ander literature van die halfrond, en ondersoek die historiese en tydgenootlike noord-suid-bande en -spanninge. Ook verken dit die skryftegnieke en die produksie en resepsie van die Afrikaanse teks in Afrika. Dis ín boek wat sensitief is vir die polities-kulturele omgewing wat steeds omvorm word deur die momentum geskep deur die koms van demokrasie in 1994.

Eerder as om ín literatuurgeskiedenis te probeer wees wat die finale woord wil spreek en ondubbelsinnig kanoniseer, word die literatuur hier as strydperk aangebied. Hierdie veelstemmige gesprek matig sigself as literatuurgeskiedenis nie objektiwiteit aan nie, maar huldig verskeidenheid en teenspraak.

Perspektief en profiel toon aan dat die Afrikaanse letterkunde diep geŽnt is in die kontinent Afrika. Dit boekstaaf die geestesprestasie van mense aan die suidpunt van ín uitdagende kontinent. Dit is mense wat rekenskap gee van hul ontheemding en twyfel, maar ook van inburgering en liefde vir die land, van verwantskap met landgenote wat ander geskiedenisse en huistale het. Dis ín literatuur van hierwees en aanhanklikheid aan plant en dier, landskap en leemte.

Perspektief en profiel verskyn tydens die groot wending. Dis ín tyd waarin die Boek soos geslagte dit sedert Gutenberg geken het weens die oorgang na digitaliteit onder beleg kom. Die tydsbesteding aan ernstig lees as aktiwiteit verskraal en hierdie boek is ín tydige herinnering aan die tydsaamheid en denke wat in ín literatuur opgesluit is.

Die boek verdien ín staanplek in elke Afrikaanssprekende gesin se boekrak of lÍplek in hul e-boek-biblioteek. Dit is onontbeerlik vir die student en die akademikus. As jy wil weet hoe jou voorgeslagte hul hierwees verwoord het en hoe jou tydgenote jou eie situasie stem gee, is hierdie boek jou toevlug.

Deel 2 Ė Verkorte inhoud:

ín Oorsig van die Afrikaanse drama en teater van 1990 tot 2010

ín Perspektief op die Afrikaanse drama van 1906 tot 1966

Die vroueskrywer in die Afrikaanse letterkunde

ín Perspektief op die Afrikaanse literÍre tydskrifte

ín Perspektief op kinder- en jeugliteratuur

Perspektief en profiel: Deel 3 - 'n Afrikaanse literatuurgeskiedenis (Afrikaans, Paperback): H.P. van Coller Perspektief en profiel: Deel 3 - 'n Afrikaanse literatuurgeskiedenis (Afrikaans, Paperback)
H.P. van Coller
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Die Afrikaanse literatuur het ín aangrypende lewe in Afrika oopgeskryf. Hierdie lewe kry sy beslag in ín boeiende takelwerk verse, in ín kennis van die aand en deur die oŽ van ín siener in die suburbs. Kannas kom huis toe en Poppies loop die lange swerfjare deur. Nie slegs die belletrie (die arbeid van skeppende skrywers) is indrukwekkend nie, maar ook die getuienis van kundige lesers Ė die leesaktiwiteite van akademici wat sin moet maak van skeppende arbeid, wat die patrone moet oplÍ en die teoretiese lense instel op die gedig, die toneelstuk, die essay, die drama of roman.

Akademies gesproke is Perspektief en profiel ín onontbeerlike handleiding. Dit is tans die belangrikste beskouing van ons skryfwerk in Afrikaans en die begeleidende literÍre gesprek. Dit bied insig in die oeuvres van die belangrikste skrywers (die ďprofielĒ in die boektitel), maar is ook ín bestekopname van verskuiwende teoretiese gesigspunte en aksente en ín kartering van die gebied, vandaar die ďperspektief Ē. Dit toon by implikasie oortuigend aan hoedat die Afrikaanse letterkunde aansluit in suid-suidverband met ander literature van die halfrond, en ondersoek die historiese en tydgenootlike noordsuid-bande en -spanninge. Ook verken dit die skryftegnieke en die produksie en resepsie van die Afrikaanse teks in Afrika. Dis ín boek wat sensitief is vir die polities-kulturele omgewing wat steeds omvorm word deur die momentum geskep deur die koms van demokrasie in 1994. Eerder as om ín literatuurgeskiedenis te probeer wees wat die fi nale woord wil spreek en ondubbelsinnig kanoniseer, word die literatuur hier as strydperk aangebied. Hierdie veelstemmige gesprek matig sigself as literatuurgeskiedenis nie objektiwiteit aan nie, maar huldig verskeidenheid en teenspraak.

Perspektief en profiel toon aan dat die Afrikaanse letterkunde diep geŽnt is in die kontinent Afrika. Dit boekstaaf die geestesprestasie van mense aan die suidpunt van ín uitdagende kontinent. Dit is mense wat rekenskap gee van hul ontheemding en twyfel, maar ook van inburgering en liefde vir die land, van verwantskap met landgenote wat ander geskiedenisse en huistale het. Dis ín literatuur van hierwees en aanhanklikheid aan plant en dier, landskap en leemte.

Perspektief en profiel verskyn tydens die groot wending. Dis ín tyd waarin die Boek soos geslagte dit sedert Gutenberg geken het weens die oorgang na digitaliteit onder beleg kom. Die tydsbesteding aan ernstig lees as aktiwiteit verskraal en hierdie boek is ín tydige herinnering aan die tydsaamheid en denke wat in ín literatuur opgesluit is.

Die boek verdien ín staanplek in elke Afrikaanssprekende gesin se boekrak of lÍplek in hul e-boek-biblioteek. Dit is onontbeerlik vir die student en die akademikus. As jy wil weet hoe jou voorgeslagte hul hierwees verwoord het en hoe jou tydgenote jou eie situasie stem gee, is hierdie boek jou toevlug.

Perspektief en profiel Deel 3 bevat drie perspektiewe, asook outeursprofiele alfabeties gerangskik van S tot Z.

Sherlock Holmes (Paperback, 3): Mark Campbell Sherlock Holmes (Paperback, 3)
Mark Campbell
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Who is Holmes? The world's most famous detective? A drug addict with a heart as cold as ice? A millstone around the neck of his creator? He's all of these things and much more. Holmes' deerstalker, curved pipe and cries of 'Elementary, my dear Watson!' have been immortalised in countless stage, film, television and radio productions. An iconic fictional creation, inseparable from his partner in crime Dr John Watson, Sherlock Holmes has charmed and fascinated millions of people around the world since his first appearance over a century ago.

Writing Beyond Prophecy - Emerson, Hawthorne, and Melville After the American Renaissance (Hardcover): Martin Kevorkian Writing Beyond Prophecy - Emerson, Hawthorne, and Melville After the American Renaissance (Hardcover)
Martin Kevorkian
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Writing beyond Prophecy offers a new interpretation of the American Renaissance by drawing attention to a cluster of later, rarely studied works by Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Herman Melville. Identifying a line of writing from Emerson's Conduct of Life to Hawthorne's posthumously published Elixir of Life manuscript to Melville's Clarel: A Poem and Pilgrimage in the Holy Land, Martin Kevorkian demonstrates how these authors wrestled with their vocational calling.

Early in their careers, these three authors positioned their literary pursuits as an alternative to the ministry. By presenting a "new revelation" and a new set of "gospels" for the nineteenth century, they sought to usurp the authority of the pulpit. Later in life, each writer came to recognize the audacity of his earlier work, creating what Kevorkian characterizes as a literary aftermath. Strikingly, each author later wrote about the character of a young divinity student torn by a crisis of faith and vocation. Writing beyond Prophecy gives a distinctive shape to the late careers of Emerson, Hawthorne, and Melville and offers a cohesive account of the lingering religious devotion left in the wake of American Romanticism.

Miracles of Life (Paperback): J.G. Ballard Miracles of Life (Paperback)
J.G. Ballard; Introduction by China Mieville 2
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J. G. Ballard was, for over fifty years, one of this country's most significant writers. Beginning with the events that inspired his classic novel, `Empire of the Sun', this revelatory autobiography charts the course of his astonishing life. `Miracles of Life' takes us from the vibrant surroundings of pre-war Shanghai, to the deprivations and unexpected freedoms of Lunghua Camp, to Ballard's arrival in a devastated Britain. Ballard recounts his first attempts at fiction and his part in the social and artistic revolutions of the 60s. He describes his friendships with figures as diverse as Kingsley Amis, Michael Moorcock and Eduardo Paolozzi alongside recollections of his domestic life in Shepperton - raising three children as a single father following the unexpected and premature death of his wife. `Miracles of Life' is both a captivating narrative of the experiences that have shaped this extraordinary writer's works, his distinctive outlook and his original visions of the future, and is also an account of a remarkable life. This edition is part of a new commemorative series of Ballard's works, featuring introductions from a number of his admirers (including Ali Smith, Hari Kunzru, Neil Gaiman and Martin Amis) and brand-new cover designs.

Gender, Nation, and the Arabic Novel - Egypt, 1892-2008 (Hardcover): Hoda El Sadda Gender, Nation, and the Arabic Novel - Egypt, 1892-2008 (Hardcover)
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