Download E-books Embodied: Victorian Literature and the Senses PDF

By William A. Cohen

What does it suggest to be human? British writers within the Victorian interval discovered a stunning resolution to this question. what's human, they found, is not anything roughly than the human physique itself. In literature of the interval, in addition to in medical writing and journalism, the suggestion of an inside human essence got here to be pointed out with the cloth lifestyles of the physique. The organs of sensory notion have been understood as the most important routes of alternate among the internal and the exterior worlds.

Anatomizing Victorian rules of the human, William A. Cohen considers the which means of sensory encounters in works by way of writers together with Charles Dickens, Charlotte Brontë, Anthony Trollope, Thomas Hardy, and Gerard Manley Hopkins. instead of concerning the physically external because the fundamental situation within which identification categories—such as gender, sexuality, race, and disability—are expressed, he makes a speciality of the internal adventure of sensation, wherein those politics grow to be felt.

In those based engagements with literary works, cultural background, and significant conception, Cohen advances a phenomenological method of embodiment, presenting that we come upon the area now not via our minds or souls yet via our senses

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Download E-books The Augustan Art of Poetry: Augustan Translation of the Classics PDF

By Robin Sowerby

Whereas earlier reviews have targeted principally upon political matters, The Augustan artwork of Poetry is an exploration of the impact of the Roman Augustan aesthetic on English neo-classical poets of the 17th and eighteenth centuries. on the end of his translation of Virgil, Dryden claims implicitly to have given English poetry the type of refinement in language and magnificence that Virgil had given the Latin. during this well timed new learn Robin Sowerby deals a powerful apologia for the effective artistry of the Augustans, concentrating specifically at the period's translations, a subject matter and approach now not hitherto ventured in any full-length comparative examine. The mediation of the Augustan aesthetic is explored during the De Arte Poetica of Vida represented within the Augustan model of Pitt, and its end result is represented by means of exam of Dryden's Virgil in terms of predecessors. The impression of the Augustan aesthetic upon models of silver Latin poets and upon Pope's Homer can also be assessed and comparisons are drawn with glossy translations.

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Download E-books The Cambridge History of Early Modern English Literature (The New Cambridge History of English Literature) PDF

This can be a entire historical past of English literature written in Britain among the Reformation and the recovery. whereas it makes a speciality of England, literary attempt in Scotland and eire can be lined, with occasional references to Wales and eire. This literary historical past via a global crew of students is key analyzing for college kids and students of 16th- and seventeenth-century English literature, tradition, and heritage.

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Download E-books Platonism and the English Imagination PDF

This is often the 1st compendious learn of the impact of Plato at the English literary culture, exhibiting how English writers used Platonic principles and photographs inside their very own imaginitive paintings. confirmed specialists and new writers have labored jointly to provide person essays on greater than thirty English authors, together with Shakespeare, Milton, Blake, Wordsworth, T. S. Eliot, Auden and Iris Murdoch; and the e-book is split chronologically, displaying how all ages has reconstructed Platonism to fit its personal knowing of the area.

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Download E-books Victorian Children's Literature: Experiencing Abjection, Empathy, and the Power of Love (Critical Approaches to Children's Literature) PDF

This e-book unearths how the period’s remodeling identities stricken by social, fiscal, non secular, and nationwide energies deals wealthy possibilities within which to research the connection among id and transformation. on the center of this research is that this query: what's the dating among Victorian children’s literature, its readers, and their psychic development?  Ruth Y. Jenkins makes use of Julia Kristeva’s concept of abjection to discover the presence of cultural anxieties and social tensions in works by way of Kingsley, MacDonald, Carroll, Stevenson, Burnett, Ballantyne, Nesbit, Tucker, Sewell, and Rossetti.

 

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Download E-books John Milton's Literary Reputation: A Study in Editing, Criticism, and Taste PDF

By James Ogden

This ebook distinguishes Milton's educational significance from his actual prestige, and addresses readers with large literary pursuits, who should be able to re-examine a couple of poet whom Dryden observed as enhanced to either Homer and Virgil. The paintings is hence a contribution to the continued histories of Milton's recognition particularly, and literary style as a rule. This ebook is set considered one of England's maximum yet so much debatable poets. the 1st sections disguise the early modifying, impression and feedback of Milton's minor poems, and a few later responses: severe debate at the pastoral poems, imitation of the sonnets, and editorial confusion over "At a Solemn Musick". The 3rd part matters "Paradise misplaced" and its prepared attractiveness as an excellent poem via the Poet Laureate Dryden and his contemporaries. Milton got here to be thought of virtually equivalent to Shakespeare; his comparative lack of prestige was once as a result of criticisms of either his theology and his sort. within the fourth and 5th sections, the previous are studied within the polemics of Bishop Burgess, J.W. Morris and a few smooth students; the latter within the reviews of Professor Walter Raleigh and Dr. F.R. Leavis.

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Download E-books Jane Austen's Textual Lives: From Aeschylus to Bollywood PDF

By Kathryn Sutherland

Via 3 intertwined histories Jane Austen's Textual Lives offers a brand new approach of imminent and interpreting a truly widely used writer. One is a historical past of the transmission and transformation of Jane Austen via manuscripts, serious versions, biographies, and variations; a moment presents a conspectus of the advance of English experiences as a self-discipline during which the unique and first position of textual feedback is recovered; and a 3rd stories the function of Oxford college Press in shaping a canon of English texts within the 20th century. Jane Austen should be came across in all 3.
Since her upward thrust to big name prestige on the finish of the 19th century, Jane Austen has occupied a place inside English-speaking tradition that's either renowned and canonical, available and complexly inaccessible, mounted and likely but splendidly amenable to shifts of sensibility and cultural assumptions. The implied contradiction used to be represented within the early 20th century by means of, at the one hand, the Austen family's persisted administration, censorship, and mawkish advertising and marketing of the candy girl novelist of the Hampshire nation-state; and at the different, via R. W. Chapman's 1923 Clarendon Press variation of the Novels of Jane Austen, which subjected her texts to the type of scholarly probing reserved until eventually then for classical Greek and Roman authors obscured via centuries of attrition. It used to be to be nearly fifty years earlier than the Clarendon Press thought of it essential to recalibrate the attractiveness of one other renowned English novelist during this manner.
Beginning with particular encounters with 3 forms of textual paintings and the issues, clues, or demanding situations to interpretation they proceed to give, Kathryn Sutherland is going directly to reflect on the absence of a passable serious idea of biography that may support us deal with the partial lifestyles, and ends with a dialogue of the monitor variations in which the texts proceed to live to tell the tale. all through, Jane Austen's textual identities supply a method to discover the broader factor of what textual content is and to argue the significance of figuring out textual area as itself a robust agent tested in simple terms through recourse to extra interpretations and fictions.

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