A Lover S Lament

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Jewish Literary Eros

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Editor: Indiana University Press
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In Jewish Literary Eros, Isabelle Levy explores the originality and complexity of medieval Jewish writings. Examining medieval prosimetra (texts composed of alternating prose and verse), Levy demonstrates that secular love is the common theme across Arabic, Hebrew, French, and Italian texts. At the crossroads of these spheres of intellectual activity, Jews of the medieval Mediterranean composed texts that combined dominant cultures' literary stylings with biblical Hebrew and other elements from Jewish cultures. Levy explores Jewish authors' treatments of love in prosimetra and finds them creative, complex, and innovative. Jewish Literary Eros compares the mixed-form compositions by Jewish authors of the medieval Mediterranean with their Arabic and European counterparts to find the particular moments of innovation among textual practices by Jewish authors. When viewed in the comparative context of the medieval Mediterranean, the evolving relationship between the mixed form and the theme of love in secular Jewish compositions refines our understanding of the ways in which the Jewish literature of the period negotiates the hermeneutic and theological underpinnings of Islamicate and Christian literary traditions.

Critical Essays on Shakespeare's A Lover's Complaint

Critical Essays on Shakespeare's A Lover's Complaint Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Shirley Sharon-Zisser
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1351947354
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Despite the outpour of interpretations, from critics of all schools, on Shakespeare's dramatic works and other poetic works, A Lover's Complaint has been almost totally ignored by criticism. This collection of essays is designed to bring to the poem the attention it deserves for its beauty, its aesthetic, psychological and conceptual complexity, and its representation of its cultural moment. A series of readings of A Lover's Complaint, particularly engaging with issues of psychoanalysis and gender, the volume cumulatively builds a detailed picture of the poem, its reception, and its critical neglect. The essays in the volume, by leading Shakespeareans, open up this important text before scholars, and together generate the long-overdue critical conversation about the many intriguing facets of the poem.

The Reach of Poetry

The Reach of Poetry Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Albert Cook,Professor Emeritus Albert Cook
Editor: Purdue University Press
ISBN: 9781557530684
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Through an insightful analysis of key poets in various Western traditions, Cook demonstrates that the best poetry, while subject to the language and conditions of its time, also rises above these conditions by playing them back against themselves with a freedom whose ineffability is the sign of its ultimate lucidity.

A Symposion of Praise

A Symposion of Praise Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Timothy Johnson
Editor: Univ of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 0299207439
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Ten years after publishing his first collection of lyric poetry, Odes I-III, Horace (65 B.C.-8 B.C.) returned to lyric and published another book of fifteen odes, Odes IV. These later lyrics, which praise Augustus, the imperial family, and other political insiders, have often been treated more as propaganda than art. But in A Symposion of Praise, Timothy Johnson examines the richly textured ambiguities of Odes IV that engage the audience in the communal or "sympotic" formulation of Horace's praise. Surpassing propaganda, Odes IV reflects the finely nuanced and imaginative poetry of Callimachus rather than the traditions of Aristotelian and Ciceronian rhetoric, which advise that praise should present commonly admitted virtues and vices. In this way, Johnson demonstrates that Horace's application of competing perspectives establishes him as Pindar's rival. Johnson shows the Horatian panegyrist is more than a dependent poet representing only the desires of his patrons. The poet forges the panegyric agenda, setting out the character of the praise (its mode, lyric, and content both positive and negative), and calls together a community to join in the creation and adaptation of Roman identities and civic ideologies. With this insightful reading, A Symposion of Praise will be of interest to historians of the Augustan period and its literature, and to scholars interested in the dynamics between personal expression and political power.

Crowning Glories

Crowning Glories Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Harriet Stone
Editor: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1487530153
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Crowning Glories integrates Louis XIV’s propaganda campaigns, the transmission of Northern art into France, and the rise of empiricism in the eighteenth century – three historical touchstones – to examine what it would have meant for France’s elite to experience the arts in France simultaneously with Netherlandish realist painting. In an expansive study of cultural life under the Sun King, Harriet Stone considers the monarchy’s elaborate palace decors, the court’s official records, and the classical theatre alongside Northern images of daily life in private homes, urban markets, and country fields. Stone argues that Netherlandish art assumes an unobtrusive yet, for the history of ideas, surprisingly dramatic role within the flourishing of the arts, both visual and textual, in France during Louis XIV’s reign. Netherlandish realist art represented thinking about knowledge that challenged the monarchy’s hold on the French imagination, and its efforts to impose the king’s portrait as an ideal and proof of his authority. As objects appreciated for their aesthetic and market value, Northern realist paintings assumed an uncontroversial place in French royal and elite collections. Flemish and Dutch still lifes, genre paintings, and cityscapes, however, were not merely accoutrements of power, acquisitions made by those with influence and money. Crowning Glories reveals how the empirical orientation of Netherlandish realism exposed French court society to a radically different mode of thought, one that would gain full expression in the Encyclopédie of Diderot and d’Alembert.

Learned Girls and Male Persuasion

Learned Girls and Male Persuasion Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sharon Lynn James
Editor: Univ of California Press
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Learned Girls and Male Persuasion by Sharon Lynn James Summary

This study transforms our understanding of Roman love elegy, an important and complex corpus of poetry that flourished in the late first century b.c.e. Sharon L. James reads key poems by Propertius, Tibullus, and Ovid for the first time from the perspective of the woman to whom they are addressed—the docta puella, or learned girl, the poet's beloved. By interpreting the poetry not, as has always been done, from the stance of the elite male writers—as plaint and confession—but rather from the viewpoint of the women—thus as persuasion and attempted manipulation—James reveals strategies and substance that no one has listened for before.

Cursed Luck

Cursed Luck Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kelley Armstrong
Editor: KLA Fricke Inc
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Escape into this new urban fantasy by #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Women of the Otherworld… Struggling curse weaver Kennedy Bennett's motto is Carpe Diem. Wealthy luck worker Aiden Connolly has never leapt without looking—usually twice. Forced together on an adventure, they're going to drive each other crazy...in all the best ways. Kennedy Bennett comes from a long line of curse weavers. For centuries, her family has plied their trade in Unstable, Massachusetts, an unconventional small town that’s welcomed paranormal practitioners since the dawn of spiritualism. Kennedy has recently struck out on her own, opening an antiques shop in Boston, where her speciality is uncursing and reselling hexed objects. Then Aiden Connolly walks into her life with an offer she really should refuse. The scion of a wealthy family of luck workers, Aiden has a scheme to get his hands on the most famous cursed object of all: the mythical Necklace of Harmonia. He’s not the only one after the necklace, though. And he’s not the only one looking for a curse weaver to fix it. Kennedy’s sisters are kidnapped, she finds herself plunged into the underbelly of the magical world where even Aiden soon finds himself in over his head. * * * * * Keywords: urban fantasy novel; contemporary fantasy; paranormal romance series; magic; small town; crime caper; opposites attract; first in series; no cliffhangers

Diz vliegende bîspel

Diz vliegende bîspel Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Marian E. Polhill,Alexander Sager
Editor: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISBN: 384701157X
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Diz vliegende bîspel by Marian E. Polhill,Alexander Sager Summary

The volume explores the theme of ambiguity in medieval and early modern literature in essays honoring the life and work of Arthur Groos, Avalon Foundation Professor in the Humanities at Cornell University, USA, emeritus. The famous expression diz vliegende bîspel from Wolfram von Eschenbach’s Parzival is its watchword. In the poem the black and white plumage of the magpie represents the characteristic complexity, ambiguity, and ambivalence of the romance. Removed from its historical context the expression is also a figure of Arthur Groos’s wide-ranging intellectual flight. In addition to his work on medieval German verse narrative, he has made important contributions to courtly love poetry, medieval and early modern scientific literature, early modern German literature in general, and especially to opera.

A Lover's Complaint

A Lover's Complaint Pdf/ePub eBook Author: William Shakespeare
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"A Lover's Complaint" by William Shakespeare. 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.

English Literature

English Literature Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Hayden Spencer
Editor: Scientific e-Resources
ISBN: 1839472952
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Seventeenth-Century English Literature associates evolving seventeenth-century English perspectives of maternal support to the ascent of the cutting edge country, particularly in the vicinity of 1603 and 1675. Maternal sustain increases new noticeable quality in the early current social creative ability at the exact minute when England experiences a noteworthy change in perspective-from the customary, dynastic body politic, composed by natural bonds, to the post-dynastic, present day country, included representative and full of feeling relations. The book likewise exhibits that moving early present day points of view on Judeo-Christian relations profoundly educate the period's interlocking reassessments of maternal support and the country, particularly on account of Milton. Encircled by an understanding that the very idea of what characterizes the human is regularly impacted by Renaissance and early present day messages, this book sets up the start of the scholarly improvement of the evil frame into an adapted shape in the seventeenth century. This advancement is fixated on characters and verse of four seventeenth-century journalists: the Satan character in John Milton's Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained, the Tempter in John Bunyan's Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners and Diabolus in Bunyan's The Holy War, the verse of John Wilmot, earl of Rochester, and Dorimant in George Etherege's Man of Mode.

Ovid's 'Metamorphoses'

Ovid's 'Metamorphoses' Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Genevieve Liveley
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441170812
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Ovid's 'Metamorphoses' by Genevieve Liveley Summary

Perhaps no other classical text has proved its versatility so much as Ovid's epic poem. A staple of undergraduate courses in Classical Studies, Latin, English and Comparative Literature, Metamorphoses is arguably one of the most important, canonical Latin texts and certainly among the most widely read and studied. Ovid's 'Metamorphoses': A Reader's Guide is the ideal companion to this epic classical text offering guidance on: • Literary, historical and cultural context • Key themes • Reading the text • Reception and influence • Further reading

Medieval Oral Literature

Medieval Oral Literature Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Karl Reichl
Editor: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110241129
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Medieval Oral Literature by Karl Reichl Summary

Although problems of orality have been much discussed by medievalists, there is to date no comprehensive handbook on this topic. In ‘Medieval Oral Literature’ in the ‘De Gruyter Lexikon’ series, an international team of scholars has provided an in-depth discussion both of theoretical issues and various poetic traditions and genres. In addition to the core areas of the European Middle Ages, Russian, Hebrew, Arabic, Persian and Turkish traditions have also been included.

Poetic Interplay

Poetic Interplay Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Michael C.J. Putnam
Editor: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400827426
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Poetic Interplay by Michael C.J. Putnam Summary

The lives of Catullus and Horace overlap by a dozen years in the first century BC. Yet, though they are the undisputed masters of the lyric voice in Roman poetry, Horace directly mentions his great predecessor, Catullus, only once, and this reference has often been taken as mocking. In fact, Horace's allusion, far from disparaging Catullus, pays him a discreet compliment by suggesting the challenge that his accomplishment presented to his successors, including Horace himself. In Poetic Interplay, the first book-length study of Catullus's influence on Horace, Michael Putnam shows that the earlier poet was probably the single most important source of inspiration for Horace's Odes, the later author's magnum opus. Except in some half-dozen poems, Catullus is not, technically, writing lyric because his favored meters do not fall into that category. Nonetheless, however disparate their preferred genres and their stylistic usage, Horace found in the poetry of Catullus, whatever its mode of presentation, a constant stimulus for his imagination. And, despite the differences between the two poets, Putnam's close readings reveal that many of Horace's poems echo Catullus verbally, thematically, or both. By illustrating how Horace often found his own voice even as he acknowledged Catullus's genius, Putnam guides us to a deeper appreciation of the earlier poet as well.


Lament Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Editor: North Star Editions, Inc.
ISBN: 0738722294
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Lament by Maggie Stiefvater Summary

Sixteen-year-old Deirdre Monaghan is a music prodigy, who’s about to find out she can see faeries. Two mysterious (and cute) guys enter her life. Trouble is, Luke is a soulless faerie assassin and Aodhan is a dark faerie soldier. Their orders from the Faerie Queen? Kill Deirdre.

From Madrigal to Opera

From Madrigal to Opera Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mauro Calcagno
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520951522
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From Madrigal to Opera by Mauro Calcagno Summary

This pathbreaking study links two traditionally separate genres as their stars crossed to explore the emergence of multiple selves in early modern Italian culture and society. Mauro Calcagno focuses on the works of Claudio Monteverdi, a master of both genres, to investigate how they reflect changing ideas about performance and role-playing by singers. Calcagno traces the roots of dialogic subjectivity to Petrarch’s love poetry arguing that Petrarchism exerted a powerful influence not only on late Renaissance literature and art, but also on music. Covering more than a century of music and cultural history, the book demonstrates that the birth of opera relied on an important feature of the madrigalian tradition: the role of the composer as a narrative agent enabling performers to become characters and hold a specific point of view.

The Cold Counsel

The Cold Counsel Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sarah M. Anderson,Karen Swenson
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134821387
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The Cold Counsel by Sarah M. Anderson,Karen Swenson Summary

Cold Counsel is the only collection devoted to the place of women in Old Norse literature and culture. It draws upon the disciplines of history, sociology, feminism, ethnography and psychoanalysis in order to raise fresh questions about such new subjects as gender, class, sexuality, family structure and ideology in medieval Iceland.

Ligeti's Laments: Nostalgia, Exoticism, and the Absolute

Ligeti's Laments: Nostalgia, Exoticism, and the Absolute Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Amy Bauer
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1351560204
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Ligeti's Laments: Nostalgia, Exoticism, and the Absolute by Amy Bauer Summary

When the Hungarian composer Gyrgy Ligeti passed away in June 2006, he was widely feted as being one of the greatest composers of our time. His complete published works were recorded during his lifetime and his music continues to inspire a steady stream of performances and scholarship. Ligeti's Laments provides a critical analysis of the composer's works, considering both the compositions themselves and the larger cultural implications of their reception. Bauer both synthesizes and challenges the prevailing narratives surrounding the composer's long career and uses the theme of lament to inform a discussion of specific musical topics, including descending melodic motives, passacaglia and the influence of folk music. But Ligeti 'laments' in a larger sense; his music fuses rigour and sensuality, tradition and the new and influences from disparate high and low cultures, with a certain critical and ironic distance, reflected in his spoken commentary as well as in the substance of his music. The notions of nostalgia, exoticism and the absolute are used to relate works of different eras and genres, along with associated concepts of allegory, melancholy, contemporary subjectivity and the voice.

The Song of Songs

The Song of Songs Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Iain M. Duguid
Editor: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830899146
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Iain Duguid?s Tyndale Old Testament Commentary explains how the Song of Songs is designed to show us an idealized picture of married love. It also convicts us of how far short of this perfection we fall, both as humans and as lovers, and drives us repeatedly into the arms of our true heavenly husband, Jesus Christ.

Weaving Narrative

Weaving Narrative Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Monica L. Wright
Editor: Penn State Press
ISBN: 0271076453
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Weaving Narrative by Monica L. Wright Summary

Enide’s tattered dress and Erec’s fabulous coronation robe; Yvain’s nudity in the forest, which prevents maidens who know him well clothed from identifying him; Lanval’s fairy-lady parading about in the Arthurian court, scantily dressed, for all to observe: just why is clothing so important in twelfth-century French romance? This interdisciplinary book explores how writers of this era used clothing as a signifier with multiple meanings for many narrative purposes. Clothing figured prominently in twelfth-century France, where exotic fabrics and furs came to define a social elite. Monica Wright shows that representations of clothing are not mere embellishments to the text; they help form the textual weave of the romances in which they appear. This book is about how these descriptions are constructed, what they mean, and how clothing becomes an active part of romance composition—the ways in which writers use it to develop and elaborate character, to advance or stall the plot, and to structure the narrative generally.

A Field Guide to the Poetry of Theodore Roethke

A Field Guide to the Poetry of Theodore Roethke Pdf/ePub eBook Author: William Barillas
Editor: Ohio University Press
ISBN: 0804041164
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A Field Guide to the Poetry of Theodore Roethke by William Barillas Summary

A constellation of essays that reanimates the work of this pivotal twentieth-century American poet for a new century. This volume is the first to reconsider Roethke’s work in terms of the expanded critical approaches to literature that have emerged since his death in 1963. Editor William Barillas and over forty contributors, including highly respected literary scholars, critics, and writers such as Peter Balakian, Camille Paglia, Jay Parini, and David Wojahn, collectively make a case for Roethke’s poetry as a complete, unified, and evolving body of work. The accessible essays employ a number of approaches, including formalism, ecocriticism, reader-response, and feminist critique to explicate the poetics, themes, and the biographical, historical, cultural, and literary contexts of Roethke’s work.

The Oxford Handbook of Chaucer

The Oxford Handbook of Chaucer Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Suzanne Conklin Akbari,James Simpson
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0191649376
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The Oxford Handbook of Chaucer by Suzanne Conklin Akbari,James Simpson Summary

As the 'father' of the English literary canon, one of a very few writers to appear in every 'great books' syllabus, Chaucer is seen as an author whose works are fundamentally timeless: an author who, like Shakespeare, exemplifies the almost magical power of poetry to appeal to each generation of readers. Every age remakes its own Chaucer, developing new understandings of how his poetry intersects with contemporary ways of seeing the world, and the place of the subject who lives in it. This Handbook comprises a series of essays by established scholars and emerging voices that address Chaucer's poetry in the context of several disciplines, including late medieval philosophy and science, Mediterranean Studies, comparative literature, vernacular theology, and popular devotion. The volume paints the field in broad strokes and sections include Biography and Circumstances of Daily Life; Chaucer in the European Frame; Philosophy and Science in the Universities; Christian Doctrine and Religious Heterodoxy; and the Chaucerian Afterlife. Taken as a whole, The Oxford Handbook of Chaucer offers a snapshot of the current state of the field, and a bold suggestion of the trajectories along which Chaucer studies are likely to develop in the future.

The Storyspinner

The Storyspinner Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Becky Wallace
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481405675
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The Storyspinner by Becky Wallace Summary

Drama and danger abound in this “intricately woven” (Shannon Messenger, author of the Sky Fall series) fantasy realm where dukes play a game for the throne, magical warriors race to find the missing heir, and romance blossoms where it is least expected. In a world where dukes plot their way to the throne, a Performer’s life can get tricky. And in Johanna Von Arlo’s case, it can be fatal. Expelled from her troupe after her father’s death, Johanna is forced to work for the handsome Lord Rafael DeSilva. Too bad they don’t get along. But while Johanna’s father’s death was deemed an accident, the Keepers aren’t so sure. The Keepers, a race of people with magical abilities, are on a quest to find the princess—the same princess who is supposed to be dead and whose throne the dukes are fighting over. But they aren’t the only ones looking for her. And in the wake of their search, murdered girls keep turning up—girls who look exactly like the princess, and exactly like Johanna. With dukes, Keepers, and a killer all after the princess, Johanna finds herself caught up in political machinations for the throne, threats on her life, and an unexpected romance that could change everything.

Shakespeare and Renaissance Literary Theories

Shakespeare and Renaissance Literary Theories Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Michele Marrapodi
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317056590
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Shakespeare and Renaissance Literary Theories by Michele Marrapodi Summary

Throwing fresh light on a much discussed but still controversial field, this collection of essays places the presence of Italian literary theories against and alongside the background of English dramatic traditions, to assess this influence in the emergence of Elizabethan theatrical convention and the innovative dramatic practices under the early Stuarts. Contributors respond anew to the process of cultural exchange, cultural transaction, and generic intertextuality involved in the debate on dramatic theory and literary kinds in the Renaissance, exploring, with special emphasis on Shakespeare's works, the level of cultural appropriation, contamination, revision, and subversion characterizing early modern English drama. Shakespeare and Renaissance Literary Theories offers a wide range of approaches and critical viewpoints of leading international scholars concerning questions which are still open to debate and which may pave the way to further groundbreaking analyses on Shakespeare's art of dramatic construction and that of his contemporaries.

Windows of My Mind

Windows of My Mind Pdf/ePub eBook Author: C. Lancelot Rowley
Editor: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1490775307
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Windows of My Mind by C. Lancelot Rowley Summary

Most contemporary books of poems are concentrated around particular themes which the authors explore from a variety of view points. Windows Of My Mind Is Different. It is different in that it speaks to no one theme, but is a selection of poems by the author after having written over one hundred titles. The aim behind the volume is to showcase the authors writing style which he has called conventionally unconventional. In doing so he has ranged from the divine to the debased. For example, the poem My Vision is about the origin of man and the planet and their destinations, while The Lies We Live underscores the vanity of human beings. Close to 25% of the poems can be said to have a religious thread running through them, but even so they are treated unconventionally. The Way, The Mountain Top, and Homeward Bound, should make interesting reading in this regard. Human frailty is another topic to fall under the pen of Rowley, as typified by Dishonours Folly and Loverss Lament. The author wrote most of his poems when he lived in New York, so it should surprise no one that his probing mind would have surveyed the American landscape. Might and Birthright and Afro-America and The N-Word are two of his offerings from the survey. Might and Birthright addresses the Native American condition, while Afro-America is about Afro-Americans (mainly in the entertainment industry) and their love affair with the N word. Rowley believes that everyone who opens a copy of Windows of My Mind will find at least a couple of poems that will resonate with his/her inner feeling on the subject matters, thus validating one of the aims of the book and his selections.

Jeremiah, Lamentations (Understanding the Bible Commentary Series)

Jeremiah, Lamentations (Understanding the Bible Commentary Series) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Tremper Longman III
Editor: Baker Books
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The New International Biblical Commentary (NIBC) offers the best of contemporary scholarship in a format useful both for general readers and serious students. Based on the widely used New International Version translation, the NIBC presents careful section-by-section exposition with key terms and phrases highlighted and all Hebrew transliterated. A separate section of notes at the close of each chapter provides additional textual and technical comments. Each commentary also includes a selected bibliography as well as Scripture and subject indexes.

Latin Erotic Elegy

Latin Erotic Elegy Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Paul Allen Miller
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135641951
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Latin Erotic Elegy by Paul Allen Miller Summary

This indispensable volume provides a complete course on Latin erotic elegy, allowing students to trace a coherent narrative of the genre's rise and fall, and to understand its relationship to the changes that marked the collapse of the Roman republic, and the founding of the empire. The book begins with a detailed and wide-ranging introduction, looking at major figures, the evolution of the form, and the Roman context, with particular focus on the changing relations between the sexes. The texts that follow range from the earliest manifestations of erotic elegy, in Catullus, through Tibullus, Sulpicia (Rome's only female elegist), Propertius and Ovid. An accessible commentary explores the historical background, issues of language and style, and the relation of each piece to its author's larger body of work. The volume closes with an anthology of critical essays representative of the main trends in scholarship; these both illuminate the genre's most salient features and help the student understand its modern reception.

The Romantics Reviewed

The Romantics Reviewed Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Donald H. Reiman
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134889585
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The Romantics Reviewed by Donald H. Reiman Summary

First published in 1972, this volume contains contemporary British periodical reviews of Lord Byron and Regency Society Poets, including Rogers, Campbell and Moore, in publications from the New Annual Register to the Yellow Dwarf. Introductions to each periodical provide brief sketches of each publication as well as names, dates and bibliographical information. Headnotes offer bibliographical data of the reviews and suggested approaches to studying them. This book will be of interest to those studying the Romantics and English literature.

Poetry and the Thought of Song in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Poetry and the Thought of Song in Nineteenth-Century Britain Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Elizabeth K. Helsinger
Editor: University of Virginia Press
ISBN: 0813938015
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Poetry and the Thought of Song in Nineteenth-Century Britain by Elizabeth K. Helsinger Summary

In arguing for the crucial importance of song for poets in the long nineteenth century, Elizabeth Helsinger focuses on both the effects of song on lyric forms and the mythopoetics through which poets explored the affinities of poetry with song. Looking in particular at individual poets and poems, Helsinger puts extensive close readings into productive conversation with nineteenth-century German philosophic and British scientific aesthetics. While she considers poets long described as "musical"—Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Gerard Manly Hopkins, Emily Brontë, and Algernon Charles Swinburne—Helsinger also examines the more surprising importance of song for those poets who rethought poetry through the medium of visual art: Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Morris, and Christina Rossetti. In imitating song’s forms and sound textures through lyric’s rhythm, rhyme, and repetition, these poets were pursuing song’s "thought" in a double sense. They not only asked readers to think of particular kinds of song as musical sound in social performance (ballads, national airs, political songs, plainchant) but also invited readers to think like song: to listen to the sounds of a poem as it moves minds in a different way from philosophy or science. By attending to the formal practices of these poets, the music to which the poets were listening, and the stories and myths out of which each forged a poetics that aspired to the condition of music, Helsinger suggests new ways to think about the nature and form of the lyric in the nineteenth century.

A Handbook of Middle English Studies

A Handbook of Middle English Studies Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Marion Turner
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118328760
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A Handbook of Middle English Studies by Marion Turner Summary

A Handbook to Middle English Studies presents a series of original essays from leading literary scholars that explore the relationship between critical theory and late medieval literature. Includes 26 new essays by leading scholars of late medieval literature Sets the new standard for an introduction to the study of late medieval literature Showcases the most current cutting-edge theoretical research Demonstrates a range of approaches to late medieval literature Brings together critical theory and medieval literature

Discourses and Representations of Friendship in Early Modern Europe, 1500–1700

Discourses and Representations of Friendship in Early Modern Europe, 1500–1700 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Maritere López
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Discourses and Representations of Friendship in Early Modern Europe, 1500–1700 by Maritere López Summary

Interdisciplinary in scope, this collection examines the varied and complex ways in which early modern Europeans imagined, discussed and enacted friendship, a fundamentally elective relationship between individuals otherwise bound in prescribed familial, religious and political associations. The volume is carefully designed to reflect the complexity and multi-faceted nature of early modern friendship, and each chapter comprises a case study of specific contexts, narratives and/or lived friendships. Contributors include scholars of British, French, Italian and Spanish culture, offering literary, historical, religious, and political perspectives. Discourses and Representations of Friendship in Early Modern Europe, 1500-1700 lays the groundwork for a taxonomy of the transformations of friendship discourse in Western Europe and its overlap with emergent views of the psyche and the body, as well as of the relationship of the self to others, classes, social institutions and the state.

Delphi Complete Works of Dante Alighieri (Illustrated)

Delphi Complete Works of Dante Alighieri (Illustrated) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dante Alighieri
Editor: Delphi Classics
ISBN: 1909496197
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The Delphi Poets Series offers readers the works of literature's finest poets, with superior formatting. This volume presents the works of world poet Dante Alighieri, with beautiful illustrations, the original Italian texts and bonus material. (12MB Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Dante's life and works * Concise introductions to the poetry * Excellent formatting of the poems * Both verse and prose translations of THE DIVINE COMEDY, with glossed footnotes – ideal for students * Also includes Gustave Doré’s celebrated illustrations of THE DIVINE COMEDY – over a hundred stunning images * Easily locate the cantos you want to read with detailed contents tables * Includes Dante’s complete works in Italian – ideal for students exploring the original texts * Features a bonus biography - discover Dante's literary life * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres CONTENTS: The Poetry Collections THE NEW LIFE THE DIVINE COMEDY (VERSE) THE DIVINE COMEDY (PROSE) The Italian Texts LIST OF WORKS The Biography DANTE: HIS TIMES AND HIS WORK BY ARTHUR JOHN BUTLER

Claiming His Love-Child

Claiming His Love-Child Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sandra Marton
Editor: Harlequin
ISBN: 1426841973
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He can't get that one night out of his head... And when Cullen O'Connell sees Marissa again, he discovers that one night of passion has created more than a memory.... She's pregnant with his love-child! Cullen offers a marriage of convenience to claim his baby. Marissa has no choice but to accept. But can a marriage born of duty turn into love...?

The Islamic Manuscript Tradition

The Islamic Manuscript Tradition Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Christiane Gruber
Editor: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253029201
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The Islamic Manuscript Tradition by Christiane Gruber Summary

Over the course of ten centuries, Islam developed a rich written heritage that is visible in paintings, calligraphies, and manuscripts. The Islamic Manuscript Tradition explores this aspect of Islamic history with studies of the materials and tools of literate culture, including pens, inks, and papers, Qur’ans, Persian and Mughal illustrated manuscripts, Ottoman devotional works, cartographical manuscripts, printed books, and Islamic erotica. Seven essays present new scholarship on a wide range of topics including collection, miniaturization, illustrated devotional books, the history of the printing press in Islamic lands, and the presence and function of erotic paintings. This beautifully produced volume includes 111 color illustrations and provides a valuable new resource for students and scholars of Islamic art.

Shakespeare and Commedia dell'Arte

Shakespeare and Commedia dell'Arte Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Artemis Preeshl
Editor: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317230418
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Shakespeare and Commedia dell’Arte examines the ongoing influence of commedia dell’arte on Shakespeare’s plays. Exploring the influence of commedia dell’arte improvisation, sight gags, and wordplay on the development of Shakespeare’s plays, Artemis Preeshl blends historical research with extensive practical experience to demonstrate how these techniques might be applied when producing some of Shakespeare's best-known works today. Each chapter focuses on a specific play, from A Midsummer Night’s Dream to The Winter’s Tale, drawing out elements of commedia dell’arte style in the playscripts and in contemporary performance. Including contemporary directors’ notes and interviews with actors and audience members alongside Elizabethan reviews, criticism, and commentary, Shakespeare and Commedia dell’Arte presents an invaluable resource for scholars and students of Renaissance theatre.

Love's Ripening

Love's Ripening Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi
Editor: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9780834824775
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Love's Ripening by Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi Summary

Love is the meaning of our existence, the raw material of transformation, the glorious way of access to Divine intimacy. This teaching infuses the lyric verse of Rumi (1207–1273), the greatest of the Sufi poets. The poems in this collection, taken from among the master’s many volumes of work, focus on one of his greatest themes: how love grows and matures for those on the spiritual path. Kabir Helminski and Ahmad Rezwani have crafted a translation that remains faithful to the original Persian while giving eloquent expression to the joy of Rumi’s astonishing encounter with the Divine.

Love and Lament

Love and Lament Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John Milliken Thompson
Editor: Other Press, LLC
ISBN: 1590515889
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Love and Lament by John Milliken Thompson Summary

A dauntless heroine coming of age at the turn of the twentieth century confronts the hazards of patriarchy and prejudice, and discovers the unexpected opportunities of World War I Set in rural North Carolina between the Civil War and the Great War, Love and Lament chronicles the hardships and misfortunes of the Hartsoe family. Mary Bet, the youngest of nine children, was born the same year that the first railroad arrived in their county. As she matures, against the backdrop of Reconstruction and rapid industrialization, she must learn to deal with the deaths of her mother and siblings, a deaf and damaged older brother, and her father’s growing insanity and rejection of God. In the rich tradition of Southern gothic literature, John Milliken Thompson transports the reader back in time through brilliant characterizations and historical details, to explore what it means to be a woman charting her own destiny in a rapidly evolving world dominated by men.

The Skylighter

The Skylighter Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Becky Wallace
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481405705
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The Skylighter by Becky Wallace Summary

Johanna and Rafi are in a race against time to save their country before a power-mad Keeper destroys everything they hold dear in the “enthralling magical world” (Cinda Williams Chima, author of The Heir Chronicles) introduced in The Storyspinner. As the last of the royal line, Johanna is the only person who can heal a magical breach in the wall that separates her kingdom of Santarem from the land of the Keepers, legendary men and women who wield elemental magic. The barrier protects Santarem from those Keepers who might try to take power over mere humans…Keepers who are determined to stop Johanna and seize the wall’s power for themselves. And they’re not the only ones. As the duchys of Santarem descend into war over the throne, Johanna relies more than ever on the advice of her handsome companion, Lord Rafael DeSilva. But Rafi is a duke too, and his people come first. As their friendship progresses into the beginnings of a tender relationship, Johanna must wonder: is Rafi looking out for her happiness, or does he want the throne for himself? With war on the horizon, Johanna and Rafi dodge treacherous dukes and Keeper assassins as they race to through the countryside, determined to strengthen the wall before it’s too late…even if it means sacrificing their happiness for the sake of their world.

The Melancholy Void

The Melancholy Void Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Felipe Valencia (1983- author)
Editor: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 1496227697
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The Melancholy Void by Felipe Valencia (1983- author) Summary

At the turn of the seventeenth century, Spanish lyric underwent a notable development. Several Spanish poets reinvented lyric as a melancholy and masculinist discourse that sang of and perpetrated symbolic violence against the female beloved. This shift emerged in response to the rising prestige and commercial success of the epic and was enabled by the rich discourse on the link between melancholy and creativity in men. In The Melancholy Void Felipe Valencia examines this reconstruction of the lyric in key texts of Spanish poetry from 1580 to 1620. Through a study of canonical and influential texts, such as the major poems by Luis de Góngora and the epic of Alonso de Ercilla, but also lesser-known texts, such as the lyrics by Miguel de Cervantes, The Melancholy Void addresses four understudied problems in the scholarship of early modern Spanish poetry: the use of gender violence in love poetry as a way to construct the masculinity of the poetic speaker; the exploration in Spanish poetry of the link between melancholy and male creativity; the impact of epic on Spanish lyric; and the Spanish contribution to the fledgling theory of the lyric. The Melancholy Void brings poetry and lyric theory to the conversation in full force and develops a distinct argument about the integral role of gender violence in a prominent strand of early modern Spanish lyric that ran from Garcilaso to Góngora and beyond.

Moonlight & Love Songs

Moonlight & Love Songs Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Alyssa Linn Palmer
Editor: Alyssa Linn Palmer
ISBN: 1928098002
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Moonlight & Love Songs by Alyssa Linn Palmer Summary

When Le Chat Rouge’s pianist, Benoît Grenier, meets the club’s new singer, his world is turned upside down. He’d given up ever finding someone to love. His hopes and dreams of a life beyond the club are revived, while his heart heals. Daniel Marceau has come from Marseille, looking to escape bad decisions and worse memories. He never expected to fall in love, and when his past catches up with him it could ruin the only thing he’s ever found worth living for. Daniel’s fears and his reluctance to ask Benoît for help could cost them everything they’ve worked so hard to create.

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