Author: Arthur Machen
Category: Authors, English
Author: Arthur Machen
Category: Authors, English
Kunst - Poesie - Philosophie
Author: Yvonne Hütter
Publisher: Narr Francke Attempto Verlag
Category: Literary Criticism
View: 5351Carlo Michelstaedter ist in Deutschland einer der großen Unbekannten des italienischen Denkklimas um 1900. Der italienischsprachige Österreicher Michelstaedter, der sowohl philosophische, wie poetische Werke hinterließ, sich aber zuallererst als Maler verstand, wird hierzulande weder im Zusammenhang mit der zeitgenössischen Sprachkrise von Hofmannsthal bis Wittgenstein, noch mit der zeitgleichen, expressionistischen Kunst diskutiert. Vorliegender Band möchte Anregung sein diese Lücke zu schließen. Die Beiträge von anerkannten MichelstaedterforscherInnen verstehen sich als Einführungen in die jeweiligen Bereiche, liefern zugleich aber genuin neue Forschungsansätze: Michelstaedters Philosophie, seine Poesie und Kunst werden vorgestellt, Analogien zu Benjamin und Sartre gezogen, ein Forschungsbericht, der die großen Tendenzen der letzten 30 Jahre vorstellt, soll den Anschluss der Forschung auch von deutschsprachiger Seite erleichtern. Das Werk dieses eminenten Vertreters der cultura mitteleuropea, das bis heute das Denken der italienischen Intellektuellen beeinflusst – Claudio Magris und Massimo Cacciari bspw. beziehen sich explizit auf Michelstaedter – kann damit erstmals breitere Würdigung im deutschsprachigen Raum erfahren.
Place, Space and the Gothic Imagination
Author: Lawrence Phillips,Anne Witchard
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Category: Literary Criticism
View: 9220London has taken a central role in urban Gothic, from key canonic texts like Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, The Picture of Dorian Gray and Dracula through modern Gothic texts to the 'tourist gothic' of rebranded gastropubs and ghost tours.As a specific category, London Gothic is becoming as important for understanding ourselves today as it has been for thinking about the cultural productions of the late-nineteenth century. This is the first book to focus on Gothic representations of London, offering a range of essays from established and new scholars reading London Gothic as it is manifested in a variety of media and through varied critical approaches.
And Other Writings
Author: Eugen Fink
Publisher: Indiana University Press
View: 5244Eugen Fink is considered one of the clearest interpreters of phenomenology and was the preferred conversational partner of Edmund Husserl and Martin Heidegger. In Play as Symbol of the World, Fink offers an original phenomenology of play as he attempts to understand the world through the experience of play. He affirms the philosophical significance of play, why it is more than idle amusement, and reflects on the movement from "child's play" to "cosmic play." Well-known for its nontechnical, literary style, this skillful translation by Ian Alexander Moore and Christopher Turner invites engagement with Fink's philosophy of play and related writings on sports, festivals, and ancient cult practices.
A Jamaican Odyssey
Author: Don Noel
View: 3305Russell Wilburn moves to a seemingly quiet small town to start a new life. >He buys a house that appears to be the ideal setting to begin this new venture. Unfortunately, strange things begin to happen. Mysterious phone calls and ghostly visions lead him to believe the house is haunted. He quickly develops a fascination with an old mansion a few blocks away, and a cemetery further up the road. It doesn''t take long to discover that the mansion is inhabited by a crazy old man who is the only living descendant of a once rich and powerful family. Everyone in town knows the horrific legend of the mansion. Everybody knows of the tales that tie the mansion and the cemetery to Russell''s new house. On the surface, no one admits these places are really haunted. However, everyone is still afraid of them. The notorious spot in the cemetery is considered a children's story of a grave that doesn''t exist. Still, he must go there to answer the questions that will rid his home of its supernatural inhabitants. He must brave the infamous cemetery and the haunted mansion (with its deadly resident) in order to save himself from the unwanted guests in his new home. There is only one person who is willing to aid in his fight to save his house and survive! Unfortunately, that person is already dead!
As Told in Her Letters
Author: Octavia Hill,C. Edmund Maurice
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
View: 6455Octavia Hill (1838-1912) is today best remembered as one of the founders of the National Trust. However, her involvement in education and social reform, and particularly housing, was a large part of her work. Shocked at the poverty and overcrowding she found in London slums, she began to acquire and improve properties which would restore the tenants' dignity and self-respect. She organized a team of volunteer 'district visitors' to help the residents, and especially children, to achieve a better quality of life, including the provision of open spaces, training and recreational amenities. She was considerably influenced by Rev. F.D. Maurice, theologian and social worker, whose son, the editor of this work, married Octavia's sister Emily. The letters from which the 'life' is compiled show her extraordinary ability as an organiser, her humanity, and how much effort she put into her various activities, often overworking until she became ill.
Short Fiction for ESL
Author: John Sivell
Publisher: Full Blast Productions
Category: English language
View: 4848This is a reproducible intermediate level ESL reader for high school and adult students. The book features sixteen original, illustrated stories set in cultural and geographical contexts from around the world. This revised and enlarged edition builds on the very features that made students, teachers and reviewers so enthusiastic about the first edition. It provides carefully designed activities in purposeful, confident reading for teenaged and adult readers at an intermediate level. Includes: Full support for thoughtful and contextualised intensive reading: jigsaw reading/discussion materials as advance organisers before each set of four stories; extension activities and non-fiction readings to follow up; forty-eight attractive illustrations. Development of inter-textual reading skills, through repeated opportunities to compare and contrast a number of fiction and non-fiction passages on related personal and cultural themes. Central focus on narrative, a familiar genre through which intermediate readers can most readily approach quite challenging tasks... leading toward additional non-fiction readings for expanded critical skills and confidence. Wide range of integrated activities, from vocabulary study and sentence-building all the way up to interpretation, personal response, and out-of-class application; and including a large number of tables, charts, puzzles and discussion questions. Full, clear instructions on all questions and exercises, and an extensive answer key. Informative introduction with practical advice on how the text works, and on how to adapt the materials to the needs of particular groups.
Volume 1: The Walt Stanchfield Lectures
Author: Walt Stanchfield
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
View: 2445Discover the lessons that helped bring about a new golden age of Disney animation! Published for the first time ever, Drawn to Life is a two volume collection of the legendary lectures from long-time Disney animator Walt Stanchfield. For over twenty years, Walt helped breathe life into the new golden age of animation with these teachings at the Walt Disney Animation Studios and influenced such talented artists as Tim Burton, Brad Bird, Glen Keane, and John Lasseter. These writings represent the quintessential refresher for fine artists and film professionals, and it is a vital tutorial for students who are now poised to be part of another new generation in the art form. Written by Walt Stanchfield (1919-2000), who began work for the Walt Disney Studios in the 1950s. His work can be seen in films like Sleeping Beauty, The Jungle Book, 101 Dalmatians, and Peter Pan. Edited by Academy Award®-nominated producer Don Hahn, who has prduced such classic Disney films as Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King.
Author: Daniel Nunn
Category: English language
View: 8483The books in this series provide an entertaining introduction to some of the words that tell us where things are. This title looks at 'near' and 'far', and features an animal character called Eddie the Elephant who is playing hide-and-seek.
A Cosmic Pilgrimage
Author: James F. Siller
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
View: 9995For those committed to the beliefs of Christianity perhaps more so for those of the Catholic faith the conception of Jesus is deemed an immaculate, non-sexual event. He was conceived within the womb of Mary through the Holy Spirit, whereupon Marys spouse and Jesus earthly father, Joseph, was faced with the issue of accepting his wifes fidelity in the entire matter. This loosely describes the divine conception of Jesus as derived from words found in The New Testament of The Bible, while it is hoped that hackles of certain readers will not be raised through words appearing in The Near and Far Sides of Death (NFSD) where similar claims are made. Namely, along with Jesus divine conception, we have been conceived in much the same manner, although under entirely different circumstances. In a very distant past, well before there were galaxies far, far away and prior to the bestowal of mortality on any cosmic being, the initial birth of everyone who has ever existed took place. This momentous occasion occurred about 14-billion years ago when we collectively emerged arm-in-arm with the entire universe, or more fittingly, the emergence was an energy-upon-energy arrangement. Such is the manner in which our lives actually began, although parties interested in researching the event will be hard pressed to find any form of intelligence or mortality within the enormous burst of radiant energy that signaled our arrival. In truth, the entire referenced era, plus several subsequent brief periods are non-reviewable. Following a colossal upheaval at time-zero of which we were a part dubbed the Big Bang our incipient mortality lay in a dormant, yet highly charged state that featured billions of years of cosmic development, or cosmic gestation as it were. This hard-sell proposal forms a major theme of the story, and though it appears well beyond the pale of rational belief, it becomes wholly credible after reviewing facts and discussion that are relevant to the topic. An excerpt from NFSD that is part of this relevant discussion appears below. It addresses the angst-ridden issue of abortion. Many of those in the clergy and laypersons alike believe that life begins at conception, when a sperm cell fertilizes a female ovum. At the moment of this one-on-one encounter within a female fallopian tube, some will openly endorse the existence and reality of life, even though only a genetic code exists that will later establish and identify a unique human form having intellectual propensities. Further, under these primal, entry-level conditions of development, life is granted the same validity, the same sacred status it receives during any post-natal stage. Based on the largest of pictures, which includes the characteristics of our cosmic world and the presumed nature of its creator, Im convinced the proper outlook is one in which conception becomes the first breath of mortality. The belief is upheld by the fact that palpable judgments regarding a scheduled beginning of life, or life under any terms, is established as a matter of human judgment, which is always subject to error and far too often, wrong. Does a person exist who is capable of rendering such lofty decisions? Life is a sacred gift and attempts to distinguish its base identity, let alone its scheduled reality, should be cautiously approached. In addition, an individual claiming to have properly defined the issue will be singled out as one capable of defining the appointed time when God intended life should exist. Would the creator of everything decree that life is established at some designated moment of pre-fetal, fetal, or post-fetal development, which parallels our conventional but limited visions of life? Isnt it possible that His would be a perspective of far broader scope, one in which life may have commenced during a recent past when our species awakened from an intellectual darkness? Probing the issue fur
Galactic and Extragalactic Single-Dish Radio Observations of the Zeeman Effect
Author: Timothy Robishaw
View: 1107According to astrophysical theory, magnetic fields should play an important role in the structure and dynamics of the interstellar medium. While astronomical observations confirm this directly, the observational record is sparse. This is because magnetic fields can only be measured via polarimetric methods, and most of these methods can only provide an indirect inference of the magnetic field strength. The Zeeman effect, however, is the only method by which in situ measurements of astrophysical magnetic fields can be made. The spectral signature of Zeeman splitting is imprinted in the circular polarization spectrum of radiation received from an astronomical source. In order to make a reliable detection at radio frequencies, one must employ careful calibrations and account for instrumental effects. We begin this dissertation by covering the fundamentals of radio spectropolarimetry. We then offer historical details regarding the Zeeman effect and its use in single-dish radio observations. We present an outline of how one accurately measures the Zeeman effect using large single-dish radio telescopes. We follow this with results from an assessment of the polarization properties of the 100 m Green Bank Telescope (GBT). We then present magnetic field detections made via the Zeeman effect from the Galactic scale to cosmological distances. We begin with GBT observations of 21 cm emission toward the Taurus Molecular Cloud (TMC) complex. Recent observations have suggested that fields stronger than 20 microgauss are located at the distance of the TMC. Our Zeeman observations rule out fields of this strength, but do show a clear +5 microgauss detection from HI emission at the velocity of the TMC. More surprisingly, we have discovered multiple detections of a line-of-sight magnetic field of strength roughly +40 microgauss in a filament near -50 km/s. We then present a windfall of detections of milligauss-strength magnetic fields in starburst galaxies. Detected by means of Zeeman splitting of 1667 MHz hydroxyl megamaser emission, these Arecibo and GBT results represent the first extragalactic Zeeman measurements to probe the field inside an external galaxy. Finally, we climb the cosmological distance ladder, and present a dramatic GBT detection of a magnetic field in a damped Lyman-alpha absorber at a redshift of 0.692. We discuss possible scenarios for the creation of an 84 microgauss field at a look-back time of 6.4 Gyr.
Charting a Literary Fashion, 1884-1927
Author: George C. Schoolfield
Publisher: Yale University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
View: 3986During the final decades of the nineteenth century, a common mind-set emerged among many intellectuals - 'la décadence.' Many novels and novellas of the period were populated with protagonists who were fragile, refined, self-absorbed, and preoccupied with a trivially exquisite aesthetic. A Baedeker of Decadence presents thirty-two international works of literary decadence written between 1884 and 1927. George C. Schoolfield, a world authority on the decadent novel, offers an entertaining and wide-ranging commentary on this highly significant literary and cultural phenomenon. Schoolfield tracks down the symptoms of decadence in narrative works written in more than a dozen languages, providing synopses and passages in English translation to give a sense of each author’s style and tone. Schoolfield throws new light on the close intellectual kinship of authors from August Strindberg to Bram Stoker to Thomas Mann, and on the ingredients, themes, motifs, and preconceptions that characterized decadent literature.
Poetry, Tales, Context, Theory
Author: Corinna Wagner
Publisher: Broadview Press
Category: Literary Collections
View: 6182The texts in this unique collection range from the Gothic Revival of the late eighteenth century through to the late Victorian gothic, and from the poetry of Wordsworth and Coleridge to the short fiction of H.G. Wells and Henry James. Genres represented include medievalist poetry, psychological thrillers, dark political dystopias, sinister tales of social corruption, and popular ghost tales. In addition to a wide selection of classic and lesser-known texts from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Gothic Evolutions includes key examples of the aesthetic, scientific, and cultural theory related to the Gothic, from John Locke and David Hume to Sigmund Freud and Julia Kristeva.
Author: Arthur Machen
View: 1466Classic tales of the fantastic, creepy and weird, with a foreword from the award-winning director of The Shape of Water Guillermo Del Toro Machen's weird tales of the creepy and fantastic finally come to Penguin Classics. With an introduction from S.T. Joshi, editor of American Supernatural Tales, The White People and Other Weird Stories is the perfect introduction to the father of weird fiction. The title story "The White People" is an exercise in the bizarre leaving the reader disoriented and on edge. From the first page, Machen turns even fundamental truths upside-down, as his character Ambrose explains, "there have been those who have sounded the very depths of sin, who all their lives have never done an 'ill deed'" setting the stage for a tale entirely without logic. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Author: John Greenleaf Whittier
View: 4593This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide. At tredition we believe that a great book never goes out of style. Several mostly non-profit literature projects provide content to tredition. To support their good work, tredition donates a portion of the proceeds from each sold copy. As a reader of a TREDITION CLASSICS book, you support our mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion.
Author: Dinah Birch
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Category: Literary Criticism
View: 5843The Oxford Companion to English Literature has long been established as the leading reference resource for students, teachers, scholars, and general readers of English literature. It provides unrivalled coverage of all aspects of English literature - from writers, their works, and the historical and cultural context in which they wrote, to critics, literary theory, and allusions. For the seventh edition, the Companion has been thoroughly revised and updated to meet the needs and concerns of today's students and general readers. Over 1,000 new entries have been added, ranging from new writers - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Patrick Marber, David Mitchell, Arundhati Roy - to increased coverage of writers and literary movements from around the world. Coverage of American literature has been substantially increased, with new entries on writers such as Cormac McCarthy and Amy Tan and on movements and publications. Contextual and historical coverage has also been expanded, with new entries on European history and culture, post-colonial literature, as well as writers and literary movements from around the world that have influenced English literature. The Companion has always been a quick and dependable source of reference for students, and the new edition confirms its pre-eminent role as the go-to resource of first choice. All entries have been reviewed, and details of new works, biographies, and criticism have been brought right up to date. So also has coverage of the themes, approaches and concepts encountered by students today, from terms to articles on literary theory and theorists. There is increased coverage of writers from around the world, as well as from Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, and of contextual topics, including film and television, music, and art. Cross-referencing has been thoroughly updated, with stronger linking from writers to thematic and conceptual entries. Meanwhile coverage of popular genres such as children's literature, science fiction, biography, reportage, crime fiction, fantasy or travel literature has been increased substantially, with new entries on writers from Philip Pullman to Anne Frank and from Anais Nin to Douglas Adams. The seventh edition of this classic Companion - now under the editorship of Dinah Birch, assisted by a team of 28 distinguished associate editors, and over 150 contributors - ensures that it retains its status as the most authoritative, informative, and accessible guide to literature available.
Author: Nicole Williams
Publisher: Nicole Williams
View: 4508**NEW YORK TIMES & USATODAY Bestselling Series** There’s optimistic. And there’s Jesse Walker. If he wasn’t so charming, his sunny disposition and incessant grin would get old. Fast. Falling in love with the broken girl who had at first seemed immune to anything resembling love was the best thing to happen to Jesse since the Walkers adopted him when he was five. As Jesse’s life continues at the ranch and Rowen begins making her mark in the Seattle art community, they wonder where the middle ground is. Or if there even is one. As push comes to shove, they’re forced to make choices neither are eager to make, and Jesse and Rowen have to face what their lives might look like without the other. Can two people with such tragic pasts and different presents expect a promising future together? Whatever the answer, they’ll need a lot more than love to make it. *Recommended for mature readers due to moderate content and language.*
Publisher: Copyright Office, Library of Congress
View: 6455Includes Part 1A: Books and Part 1B: Pamphlets, Serials and Contributions to Periodicals