On Histories And Stories

On Histories And Stories PDF Book Detail:
Author: A S Byatt
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473520495
Size: 19.21 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : un
Pages : 208
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Book Description: In her powerful opening essays - 'Fathers', 'Forefathers' and 'Ancestors' - A. S. Byatt considers the renaissance of the historical novel and discusses particularly the novel of wartime experience; the surprising variety of distant pasts that British writers have invented; and the new 'Darwinian novel'. These afford new readings of writers from Elizabeth Bowen and Henry Green to Anthony Burgess, William Golding and Muriel Spark, and other contemporary authors, including Penelope Fitzgerald, Julian Barnes, Martin Amis and Pat Barker. She also offers fascinating insight into her own translation of historical fact into fiction in the two novellas which make up Angels and Insects.

Selected Essays Poems And Other Writings

Selected Essays  Poems and Other Writings PDF Book Detail:
Author: A. S. Byatt
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141958723
Size: 42.46 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Literary Collections
Languages : un
Pages : 544
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Book Description: The works collected in this volume provide an illuminating introduction to George Eliot's incisive views on religion, art and science, and the nature and purpose of fiction. Essays such as 'Evangelical Teaching' show her rejecting her earlier religious beliefs, while 'Woman in France' questions conventional ideas about female virtues and marriage, and 'Notes on Form in Art' sets out theories of idealism and realism that she developed further in Middlemarch and Daniel Deronda. It also includes selections from Eliot's translations of works by Strauss and Feuerbach that challenged many ideas about Christianity; excerpts from her poems; and reviews of writers such as Wollstonecraft, Goethe and Browning. Wonderfully rich in imagery and observations, these pieces reveal the intellectual development of this most challenging and rewarding of writers.

The Buddha In Sri Lanka

The Buddha in Sri Lanka PDF Book Detail:
Author: Gananath Obeyesekere
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1351592254
Size: 49.29 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Social Science
Languages : un
Pages : 336
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Book Description: This book examines culture, religion and polity in the context of Buddhism. Gananath Obeyesekere, one of the foremost analytical voices from South Asia develops Freud’s notion of ‘dream work’, the ‘work of culture’ and ideas of no-self (anatta) to understand Buddhism in contemporary Sri Lanka. This work offers a restorative interpretation of Buddhist myths in contrast to the perspective involving deconstruction. The book deals with a range of themes connected with Buddhism, including oral traditions and stories, the religious pantheon, philosophy, emotions, reform movements, questions of identity and culture, and issues of modernity. This fascinating volume will greatly interest students, teachers and researchers of religion and philosophy, especially Buddhism, ethics, cultural studies, social and cultural anthropology, Sri Lanka and modern South Asian history.

Histories Of Cyrus The Great And Alexander The Great

Histories of Cyrus the Great and Alexander the Great PDF Book Detail:
Author: Jacob Abbott
Publisher: New York : Harper
Size: 24.24 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 572
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Book Description: This book gives detailed accounts about the lives of Cyrus the Great and Alexander the Great with the explanation that "for any comprehensive knowledge of history some acquaintance with the lives of Cyrus and Alexander is essential." The section on Alexander begins with his childhood and youth and ends with his death.

Stories In Red And Black

Stories in Red and Black PDF Book Detail:
Author: Elizabeth Hill Boone
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292783124
Size: 53.22 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Social Science
Languages : un
Pages : 312
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Book Description: The Aztecs and Mixtecs of ancient Mexico recorded their histories pictorially in images painted on hide, paper, and cloth. The tradition of painting history continued even after the Spanish Conquest, as the Spaniards accepted the pictorial histories as valid records of the past. Five Pre-Columbian and some 150 early colonial painted histories survive today. This copiously illustrated book offers the first comprehensive analysis of the Mexican painted history as an intellectual, documentary, and pictorial genre. Elizabeth Hill Boone explores how the Mexican historians conceptualized and painted their past and introduces the major pictorial records: the Aztec annals and cartographic histories and the Mixtec screenfolds and lienzos. Boone focuses her analysis on the kinds of stories told in the histories and on how the manuscripts work pictorially to encode, organize, and preserve these narratives. This twofold investigation broadens our understanding of how preconquest Mexicans used pictographic history for political and social ends. It also demonstrates how graphic writing systems created a broadly understood visual "language" that communicated effectively across ethnic and linguistic boundaries.

The Fiction Of A S Byatt

The Fiction of A S  Byatt PDF Book Detail:
Author: Louisa Hadley
Publisher: Red Globe Press
ISBN: 9780230517929
Size: 38.58 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 192
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Book Description: This Guide examines the key critical responses to Byatt's fiction (both her novels and short stories) tracing the wider debates about realism, postmodernism and feminism with which they engage. The Guide also explores the themes which are central to Byatt's work, such as her depiction of writer-figures and her conception of artistic vision.

South Asian Migrations In Global History

South Asian Migrations in Global History PDF Book Detail:
Author: Neilesh Bose
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1350124699
Size: 67.45 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 280
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Book Description: This collection explores how South Asian migrations in modern history have shaped key aspects of globalization since the 1830s. Including original research from colonial India, Fiji, Mexico, South Africa, North America and the Middle East, the essays explore indentured labour and its legacies, law as a site of regulation and historical biography. Including recent scholarship on the legacy of issues such as consent, sovereignty and skilled/unskilled labour distinctions from the history of indentured labour migrations, this volume brings together a range of historical changes that can only be understood by studying South Asian migrants within a globalized world system. Centering south Asian migrations as a site of analysis in global history, the contributors offer a lens into the ongoing regulation of labourers after the abolition of slavery that intersect with histories in the Global North and Global South. The use of historical biography showcases experiences from below, and showcases a world history outside empire and nation.

The Georgia Review

The Georgia Review PDF Book Detail:
Size: 27.39 MB
Format: PDF
Category : American literature
Languages : en
Pages :
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