The Literary World Seventh Reader


Author: Anonymous

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1465594434


Page: N.A

View: 3636

Whoever has made a voyage up the Hudson must remember the Catskill Mountains. They are a branch of the great Appalachian family, and are seen away to the west of the river, swelling up to a noble height, and lording it over the surrounding country. Every change of season, every change of weather, indeed, every hour of the day, produces some change in the magical hues and shapes of these mountains, and they are regarded by all the goodwives, far and near, as perfect barometers. At the foot of these fairy mountains the traveler may have seen the light smoke curling up from a village, whose shingle roofs gleam among the trees, just where the blue tints of the upland melt away into the fresh green of the nearer landscape. It is a little village of great age, having been founded by some of the Dutch colonists in the early times of the province, just about the beginning of the government of the good Peter Stuyvesant (may he rest in peace!), and there were some of the houses of the original settlers standing within a few years, built of small yellow bricks brought from Holland, having latticed windows and gable fronts, surmounted with weathercocks. In that same village, and in one of these very houses, there lived, many years since, while the country was yet a province of Great Britain, a simple, good-natured fellow, of the name of Rip Van Winkle. He was a descendant of the Van Winkles who figured so gallantly in the chivalrous days of Peter Stuyvesant, and accompanied him to the siege of Fort Christina. He inherited, however, but little of the martial character of his ancestors. I have observed that he was a simple, good-natured man; he was, moreover, a kind neighbor and an obedient, henpecked husband. Certain it is that he was a great favorite among all the goodwives of the village, who took his part in all family squabbles; and never failed, whenever they talked those matters over in their evening gossipings, to lay all the blame on Dame Van Winkle. The children of the village, too, would shout with joy whenever he approached. He assisted at their sports, made their playthings, taught them to fly kites and shoot marbles, and told them long stories of ghosts, witches, and Indians. Whenever he went dodging about the village, he was surrounded by a troop of them, hanging on his skirts, clambering on his back, and playing a thousand tricks on him; and not a dog would bark at him throughout the neighborhood.

Women and the Literary World in Early Modern China, 1580-1700


Author: Daria Berg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136290214

Category: Social Science

Page: 295

View: 7541

Exploring the works of key women writers within their cultural, artistic and socio-political contexts, this book considers changes in the perception of women in early modern China. The sixteenth century brought rapid developments in technology, commerce and the publishing industry that saw women emerging in new roles as both consumers and producers of culture. This book examines the place of women in the cultural elite and in society more generally, reconstructing examples of particular women’s personal experiences, and retracing the changing roles of women from the late Ming to the early Qing era (1580-1700). Providing rich detail of exceptionally fine, interesting and engaging literary works, this book opens fascinating new windows onto the lives, dreams, nightmares, anxieties and desires of the authors and the world out of which they emerged.

The literary world of San Francisco & its environs


Author: Don Herron,Nancy Joyce Peters

Publisher: N.A


Category: Travel

Page: 247

View: 3821

Identifies and describes buildings and historic sites in the San Francisco area related to the lives and careers of prominent writers

The Literary World Seventh Reader


Author: John Calvin Metcalf

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781723941801

Category: Fiction

Page: 406

View: 7063

The Literary World Seventh Reader content: Rip Van Winkle, by Irving -- The Great Stone Face, by Hawthorne -- The Courtship of Miles Standish, by Longfellow -- The Friendship of Nantaquas, by Johnston -- Harry Esmond's Boyhood, by Thackeray -- The Family Holds Its Head Up, by Goldsmith -- The Little Boy in the Balcony, by Grady -- Ariel's Triumph, by Tarkington -- The Cloud, by Shelley -- New England Weather, by Twain -- The First Snowfall, by Lowell -- Old Ephraim, by Roosevelt -- Midwinter, by Trowbridge -- A Georgia Fox Hunt, by Harris -- Rain and Wind, by Cawein -- The Southern Sky, by Maury -- Daffodils, by Wordsworth -- Dawn, by Everett -- Spring, by Timrod -- Among the Cliffs, by Craddock -- A Deal in Bears, by Hyne -- Lochinvar, by Scott -- In Labrador, by Wells -- The Bugle Song, by Tennyson -- The Siege of the Castle, by Scott -- Sea Fever, by Masefield -- A Greyport Legend, by Harte -- A Hunt Beneath The Ocean, by Verne -- Under Seas, by Tolstoi -- A Voyage to the Moon, by Poe -- The Great Stone of Sardis, by Stockton -- A Stop At Suzanne's, by Clover -- The Making of a Man, by Locke -- In Flanders Fields, by McCrae -- In Flanders Fields (An Answer), by Galbraith -- A Ballad Of Heroes, by Dobson.

The Literary World Seventh Reader



Author: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781539796268


Page: 492

View: 7197

It is an excellent literary book for individuals who are looking for the best one.

"All this Reading"

The Literary World of Barbara Pym


Author: Frauke Elisabeth Lenckos,Ellen J. Miller

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 9780838639566

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 247

View: 7659

The nineteen essays in this volume examine the theme of reading in Pym's books, notably the idea that the author is engaged in an ongoing dialogue with those readers for whom reading is a reciprocal act.

Literary Paper Dolls

Includes 16 Masters of the Literary World!


Author: Kyle Hilton

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9781452144368

Category: Humor

Page: 10

View: 2146

Experience literary genius first-hand with these paper doll versions of famous authors. William Shakespeare, Ernest Hemingway, Virginia Woolf, and more come to life in illustrator Kyle Hilton's playful style, accompanied by bookish trivia and scholarly accoutrements. This is literature brought to life!

Islamic Art in Context

Art, Architecture, and the Literary World


Author: Robert Irwin

Publisher: Prentice Hall


Category: Art, Islamic

Page: 272

View: 9285

Numerous color and b&w illustrations enhance this survey of Muslim art produced from approximately the fifth century AD to the end of the 17th century. Adopting a thematic rather than a chronological approach, the author places art, architecture, and literature within the context of faith, tradition

The Concept of Literary Application

Readers' Analogies from Text to Life


Author: Anders Pettersson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137035420

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 250

View: 4358

Application is the process in which readers of literature focus on elements in a text and compare them with the outside world as they know it – an operation with cognitive and emotional consequences. This book demonstrates how and why this simple yet neglected mechanism is of profound importance for the understanding of literary art and experience.

Possible Worlds in Literary Theory


Author: Ruth Ronen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521456487

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 244

View: 5694

The philosophical concept of 'possible worlds' used to explain theoretical problems of fictionality and narrativity.

How Literary Worlds Are Shaped

A Comparative Poetics of Literary Imagination


Author: Bo Pettersson

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110486318

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 334

View: 584

Literary studies still lack an extensive comparative analysis of different kinds of literature, including ancient and non-Western. How Literary Worlds Are Shaped. A Comparative Poetics of Literary Imagination aims to provide such a study. Literature, it claims, is based on individual and shared human imagination, which creates literary worlds that blend the real and the fantastic, mimesis and genre, often modulated by different kinds of unreliability. The main building blocks of literary worlds are their oral, visual and written modes and three themes: challenge, perception and relation. They are blended and inflected in different ways by combinations of narratives and figures, indirection, thwarted aspirations, meta-usages, hypothetical action as well as hierarchies and blends of genres and text types. Moreover, literary worlds are not only constructed by humans but also shape their lives and reinforce their sense of wonder. Finally, ten reasons are given in order to show how this comparative view can be of use in literary studies. In sum, How Literary Worlds Are Shaped is the first study to present a wide-ranging and detailed comparative account of the makings of literary worlds.