A university booklet for the students of literary criticism. Contains a set of 10 essays devoted to some aspects of power and its mechanisms - be it a power of ideology, of political or social system, power of language, words, and imagery - as presented in poetry, drama, and fiction, mainly British and American. They also reveal the power of literature and its mechanisms, as a forceful instrument of interpreting the inner and outer world of both writers and readers.
This qualitative journey explores how literature informs and challenges my understanding of teaching and learning. Insights, questions, and conflicts are revealed through a series of essays in which my evolving teacher identity is illuminated through literature and imagination. Hopefully reading this portrayal of literature, which has been a source of educational insight and imagination for me, will be of use to other educators as they reflect on their own teaching
Texture represents the latest advance in cognitive poetics. This book builds feeling and embodied experience on to the insights into meaningfulness which the cognitive approach to literature has achieved in recent years. Taking key familiar concepts such as characterisation, tone, empathy, and identification, the book aims to describe the natural experience of literary reading in a thorough and principled way. Accessibly and informatively written, Texture draws on stylistics, psycholinguistics, critical theory and neurology to explore the nature of reading verbal art. The aim is a new cognitive aesthetics of literature for its academic, student, professional and natural readers.
Anthology of Japanese Literature: From the Earliest Era to the Mid-nineteenth Century
The sweep of Japanese literature in all its great variety was made available to Western readers for the first time in this anthology. Every genre and style, from the celebrated No plays to the poetry and novels of the seventeenth century, find a place in this book. An introduction by Donald Keene places the selections in their proper historical context, allowing the readers to enjoy the book both as literature and as a guide to the cultural history of Japan. Selections include ?
Product Description In Dostoevsky in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern offers a concise, expert account of Dostoevskys life, ideas, and writings and explains their influence on literature and on mans struggle to understand his place in the world.