A court lady of the Heian era, an early modern philologist, a Meiji-period novelist, and a physicist at Tokyo University. What do they have in common, besides being Japanese? They all wrote zuihitsu -- a uniquely Japanese literary genre encompassing features of the nonfiction or personal essay and miscellaneous musings. For sheer range of subject matter and breadth of perspective, the zuihitsu is unrivaled in the Japanese literary tradition, which may explain why few examples have been translated into English.
In Masculine Style: The American West and Literary Modernism, Daniel Worden argues for the importance of “cowboy masculinity,” as dramatized in late nineteenth-century dime novels, to the writings of Willa Cather, Ernest Hemingway, Nat Love, Theodore Roosevelt, John Steinbeck, and Owen Wister.
Catholicism, Controversy and the English Literary Imagination, 1558-1660
"Catholicism, Controversy, and the English Literary Imagination, 1558-1660 is an complex study of Catholic poets and dramatists in what is perhaps the most complex period of English literary and religious history. Shell's approach to the religious and literary changes of this period is refreshingly candid. Most of the traditional literary historians simply group everything under the heading Christian, and as the author has shown, the differences are both confessional and aesthetic. All in all, Shell writes a very learned and interesting book." Church History
Defending Literature in Early Modern England: Renaissance Literary Theory in Social Context
'Matz provides both insightful readings and an important rethinking of the social, intellectual, and literary contexts of the Renaissance's concern with the place and function of literature.' Early Modern Literary Studies 'Matz's readings are lucid and well grounded and they help to stimulate new thinking ...'
Including: * illustrated with many images relating to Conrad's life and works throughout the eBook * ALL 19 novels, annotated with concise introductions * even the rare unfinished novel SUSPENSE, not available anywhere else as a digital book * ALL 28 short stories, collected and professionally formatted * ALL of the memoirs and literary criticism * UPDATED with improved formatting, introductions and contents tables
With the publication in 1989 of her first novel, "The Joy Luck Club", Amy Tan was immediately recognized as a major contemporary novelist. Her work explores the lives of the women in four Chinese-American families and the daughters who struggle to fulfill or reject the cultural and familial expectations placed on them. This new edition offers a selection of diverse critical voices that explore and elucidate the intricate relationships that course through the novel. Complete with an introduction from literary scholar Harold Bloom, this study guide also features a chronology, a bibliography, an index, and notes on the contributors.
This book opens with a chronology and a lengthy introduction to Lucy Maud Montgomery's life and works. Annotations accompany the text of the novel explaining references to people, places, literary works, quotations, events, flora, fauna, etc. within the narrative. The volume is filled with illustrations from different editions of Anne and photos of Montgomery, her handwritten manuscript, her childhood home, her school, her parents and family, Prince Edward Island, plants, pictures of the times, and more. ..
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