At a time when the place and significance of myth in society has come under renewed scrutiny, Myth, Literature, and the Unconscious contributes to shaping the new interdisciplinary field of myth studies.
This book argues that narrative literature very often, if not always, include significant amounts of what appears to be extra-literary material – in form and in content – and that we too often ignore this dimension of literature.
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One of literature's most beloved authors is beautifully documented in this illustrated biography of Virginia Woolf. Featuring handwritten text paired with beguiling illustrations, this ebook reveals the formative events of Woolf's life: how she was supported—and challenged—in her craft, her struggles with mental illness, and how her great works came to be. With lines pulled from Woolf's own letters featured alongside interesting details, such as her nickname for her husband and how slowly her first novel sold, this intimate guide makes a wonderful book for literature lovers and book clubbers.
Graced with opening words by His Holiness The Dalai Lama, the Penguin Deluxe Edition of The Tibetan Book of the Dead is "immaculately rendered in an English both graceful and precise." Translated with the close support of leading contemporary masters and hailed as “a tremendous accomplishment,” this book faithfully presents the insights and intentions of the original work. It includes one of the most detailed and compelling descriptions of the after-death state in world literature, practices that can transform our experience of daily life, guidance on helping those who are dying, and an inspirational perspective on coping with bereavement.
Emphasizes writing as a process and incorporates new critical approaches to writing about literature. Offers students sound advice on how to become critical thinkers and enrich their reading response through accessible, step-by-step instruction. This highly respected text is ideal as a supplement to any course where writing about literature or literary studies is emphasized.
Motherhood and the Other: Fashioning Female Power in Flavian Epic (Studies in Classical Literature and Gender Theory)
This is the first book-length study to reconstruct the role of women in the epic poems of the Flavian period of Latin literature. Antony Augoustakis examines the role of female characters from the perspective of Julia Kristeva's theories on foreign otherness and motherhood to underscore the on-going negotiation between same and other in the Roman literary imagination as a telling reflection on the construction of Roman identity and of gender and cultural hierarchies.