This book offers a new focus on various connected topics in the treatment of style as a human phenomenon, and especially the style of literary artefacts. The subject of style is of intense and continuing interest, and the bibliography in the field of literary style alone is enormous. The essays that follow are therefore an attempt to contribute to the literature of a continuing study.
This Companion offers an extensive examination of how new technologies are changing the nature of literary studies, from scholarly editing and literary criticism, to interactive fiction and immersive environments.
This companion addresses a topic of continuing contemporary relevance, both cultural and literary. Offers both a wide-ranging exploration of the classical novel of antiquity and a wealth of close literary analysisBrings together the most up-to-date international scholarship on the ancient novel, including fresh new academic voicesIncludes focused chapters on individual classical authors, such as Petronius, Xenophon and Apuleius, as well as a wide-ranging thematic analysisAddresses perplexing questions concerning authorial expression and readership of the ancient novel formProvides an accomplished introduction to a genre with a rising profile
The purpose of Point of View, first published in 1990, is twofold: from the perspective of linguistics, to analyse the discourse structure of texts; from the perspective of literary studies, to explain certain non-linguistic aspects of the texts in terms of linguistic form. This study therefore aims to provide a balanced and sufficiently comprehensive account of the relationship between linguistic form and point of view. It will be of particular value to literature students with an interest in linguistics, and literary style.
1100 Words You Need to Know 5th EdUpdated to meet the needs of students preparing for the latest versions of the Sat and Act college entrance tests, the new edition of this helpful, longtime best-selling book features word lists with definitions, analogy exercises, word games, and words-in-context exercises. A special feature is the authors' Panorama of Words, in which each of the book's 1110 words is presented in a sentence from a well-known novel, play, poem, or other literary source. A new "Bonus Materials" section commemorates this book's 40th Anniversary as a leader in vocabulary building and test preparation.
Translation and Opposition is an edited volume that explores issues of inter/intra-social agency and identity construction. The book features a collection of case studies in such diverse fields as interpreting, audiovisual translation and the translation of political discourse and (contemporary) literary texts. As contributors show, translation is an act of negotiating fault lines between ?us? and cultural or political ?others?.
From the very outset in the West—from the time of Homer himself in about 750 BCE—the epic has been the most highly regarded of literary genres. It is rivaled only by tragedy, which arose a bit more than two centuries later, as the most respected, the most influential, and, from a slightly different vantage point, the most prestigious mode of addressing the human condition in literary terms. The major epics are the big boys, the works that, from the very outset, everyone had heard of and everyone knew, at least by reputation.