The Prince and the Pauper (Mark Twain Library) by Mark Twain,Frank T. Merrill,John J. Harley,L. S.

By Mark Twain,Frank T. Merrill,John J. Harley,L. S. Ipsen,Victor Fischer,Michæl B. Frank,Michael B. Frank

"What am I writing? A ancient story of three hundred years in the past, easily for the affection of it." Mark Twain’s "tale" grew to become his first old novel, The Prince and the Pauper, released in 1881. Intricately plotted, it used to be meant to have the texture of background although it was once basically the stuff of legend. In sixteenth-century England, younger Prince Edward (son of Henry VIII) and Tom Canty, a pauper boy who seems precisely like him, are abruptly compelled to alter locations. The prince endures "rags & hardships" whereas the pauper suffers the "horrible miseries of princedom." Mark Twain known as his publication a "tale for children of all ages," and it has develop into a vintage of yank literature.

The first version in 1881 was once totally illustrated by way of Frank Merrill, John Harley, and L. S. Ipsen. the lads in those illustrations, Mark Twain acknowledged, "look and get dressed precisely as I used to determine them solid in my brain. . . . it's a tremendous excitement to determine them solid within the flesh, as a way to speak." This Mark Twain Library version precisely reproduces the textual content of the California scholarly variation, together with the entire 192 illustrations that so happy the author.

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Wild Words: Essays on Alberta Literature by Donna Coates,George Melnyk

By Donna Coates,George Melnyk

because the first choice of literary feedback concentrating on Alberta writers, Wild phrases establishes a foundation for settling on Alberta fiction, poetry, drama, and nonfiction as legitimate matters of analysis of their personal correct. by way of severely situating and assessing particular Alberta authors based on style, this quantity maintains the paintings all started with Melnyk's Literary heritage of Alberta.

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The Language of Inquiry by Lyn Hejinian

By Lyn Hejinian

Lyn Hejinian is likely one of the so much favourite of latest American poets. Her autobiographical poem My Life, a best-selling ebook of cutting edge American poetry, has garnered accolades and fanatics inside and out academia. The Language of Inquiry is a complete and beautifully readable number of her essays, and its book can provide to be a tremendous occasion for American literary tradition. the following, Hejinian brings jointly twenty essays written over a span of just about twenty-five years. Like a few of the Language Poets with whom she has been linked because the mid-1970s, Hejinian turns to language as a social area, a website of either philosophical inquiry and political address.

Central to those essays are the subjects of time and information, attention and conception. Hejinian's pursuits disguise quite a number texts and figures. favorite between them are Sir Francis Bacon and Enlightenment-era explorers; Faust and Sheherazade; Viktor Shklovsky and Russian formalism; William James, Hannah Arendt, and Martin Heidegger. yet maybe an important literary presence within the essays is Gertrude Stein; the amount contains Hejinian's influential "Two Stein Talks," in addition to more moderen essays on Stein's writings.

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Bodies on the Line: Performance and the Sixties Poetry by Raphael Allison

By Raphael Allison

Bodies at the Line deals the 1st sustained examine of the poetry interpreting in its so much formative interval: the Sixties. Raphael Allison heavily examines an enormous archive of audio recordings of a number of key postwar American poets to discover the social and literary context of the sixties poetry studying, that is characterised through contrasting differing varieties of functionality: the humanist variety and the skeptical pressure. The humanist kind, made mainstream by means of the Beats and their imitators, is characterised by means of religion within the strength of presence, emotional communion, and have an effect on. The skeptical pressure emphasizes openness of interpretation and multivalent which means, a scarcity of balance or consistency, and ironic detachment.

By evaluating those dominant varieties of examining, Allison argues that spotlight to sixties poetry readings finds poets suffering among the type of immediacy and presence that readings recommended and a personal retreat from such performance-based exposure, one established at the textual content itself. Recordings of Robert Frost, Charles Olson, Gwendolyn Brooks, Larry Eigner, and William Carlos Williams—all of whom emphasised voice, breath, and spoken language and who have been inveterate expert readers within the sixties—expose this fight in usually miraculous methods. In deconstructing assertions concerning the function and value of the poetry analyzing in this interval, Allison finds simply how dramatic, political, and contentious poetry readings can be. via discussing the best way to "hear" in addition to "read" poetry, Bodies at the Line deals startling new vantage issues from which to appreciate American poetry because the Nineteen Sixties as either functionality and text.

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Standards of Value: Money, Race, and Literature in America by Michael Germana

By Michael Germana

In Standards of Value, Michael Germana unearths how tectonic shifts in U.S. financial policy—from the Coinage Act of 1834 to the abolition of the family most advantageous in 1933–34—correspond to strategic adjustments via American writers who renegotiated the price of racial distinction. Populating the pages of this daring and cutting edge examine are authors as different as Harriet Beecher Stowe, George Washington Cable, Charles Chesnutt, James Weldon Johnson, Nella Larsen, Jessie Redmon Fauset, and Ralph Ellison—all of whom drew analogies among the shape americans suggestion the nation's funds may still take and the shape they proposal race kinfolk and the country should still take.

A cultural heritage of race geared up round and enmeshed in the theories of literary and fiscal price, Standards of Value additionally recovers a rhetorical culture in American tradition whose echoes are available within the visible and lyrical grammars of hip hop, the work of John W. Jones and Michael Ray Charles, the cinematography of Spike Lee, and plenty of different modern varieties and texts.

This reconsideration of yankee literature and cultural background has implications for a way we worth literary texts and the way we learn moving criteria of worth. In shiny prose, Germana explains why funds and cents look the place black and white our bodies meet in American novels, how U.S. financial coverage gave those symbols their cultural forex, and why it concerns for students of literary and cultural studies.

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The Routledge Companion to Science Fiction (Routledge by Mark Bould,Andrew Butler,Adam Roberts,Sherryl Vint

By Mark Bould,Andrew Butler,Adam Roberts,Sherryl Vint

The Routledge significant other to technological know-how Fiction is a entire assessment of the historical past and learn of technology fiction. It outlines significant writers, pursuits, and texts within the style, validated severe methods and parts for destiny examine. Fifty-six entries via a workforce of popular overseas members are divided into 4 components which glance, in flip, at:

  • history – an built-in chronological narrative of the genre’s development
  • theory – distinct bills of significant theoretical ways together with feminism, Marxism, psychoanalysis, cultural reviews, postcolonialism, posthumanism and utopian studies
  • issues and demanding situations – anticipates destiny instructions for learn in components as assorted as technological know-how reviews, track, layout, environmentalism, ethics and alterity
  • subgenres – a prismatic view of the style, tracing subject matters and advancements inside particular subgenres.

Bringing into discussion the numerous views at the style The Routledge significant other to technological know-how Fiction is vital studying for somebody drawn to the historical past and the way forward for technology fiction and how it's taught and studied.

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The Cambridge Companion to Wilkie Collins (Cambridge by Jenny Bourne Taylor

By Jenny Bourne Taylor

Wilkie Collins used to be essentially the most well known writers of the 19th century. he's top recognized for the girl in White, which inaugurated the feeling novel within the 1860s, and The Moonstone, one of many first detective novels; yet he wrote over 20 novels, performs and brief tales in the course of a occupation that spanned 4 a long time. This better half deals a desirable review of Collins's writing. In a variety of essays by means of prime students, it lines the advance of his occupation, his place as a author and his complicated relation to modern cultural pursuits and debates. Collins's exploration of the tensions which lay underneath Victorian society is analysed via numerous severe techniques. A chronology and consultant to additional studying are supplied, making this e-book an integral advisor for all these attracted to Wilkie Collins and his work.

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Charles Williams: Alchemy and Integration by Gavin Ashenden

By Gavin Ashenden

An exam of the tumultuous internal lifetime of this poet and writerHe used to be a detailed good friend of T. S. Eliot, deeply trendy through C. S. Lewis, inspirational for W. H. Auden in his trip to religion, and a literary sparring associate for J. R. R. Tolkien. but part a century after his dying, a lot of Charles Williams’s lifestyles and paintings continues to be an enigma. The questions that arose from his immersion in Rosicrucian and airtight tradition and ideology—central to knowing Williams’s proposal and paintings stay provocatively unexplored.For a decade of his early maturity, Williams was once a member of the Fellowship of the Rosy go, a kind of neo-Rosicrucianism. there's frequent confusion approximately its nature, that's to be anticipated on condition that this used to be a semisecret society. although Williams left his formal organization with it in the back of, it enriched and expert his imaginitive international with a airtight fantasy that expressed itself in an underlying ideology and metaphysics.In Charles Williams: Alchemy and Integration, Gavin Ashenden explores either the historical past at the back of the myths and metaphysics Williams used to be to make his personal and the airtight tradition that encouraged him. He examines and translates its expressions in Williams’s novels, poetry, and the advance of his principles and relates those parts to Williams’s unpublished letters to his platonic lover, Celia, written towards the tip of his lifestyles. on the grounds that one of many most efficient rules in Williams’s paintings is the interdependence or co-inherence of either our humanity and the construction, figuring out the level to which he lived and completed this in his personal lifestyles is necessary. Williams’s deepest correspondence with Celia is of specific curiosity either for its personal sake, because it was once formerly unknown, and for the perception it bargains into his character and muse.

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Little Eurekas: A Decade's Thoughts on Poetry by Robyn Sarah

By Robyn Sarah

A reader-friendly miscellany of essays, appreciations, experiences, and conversations, released in newspapers and literary magazines over the last ten years, those are items that might resonate both with the lay poetry lover and the professional. This assortment explores all facets of a existence in poetry: examining it, writing it, educating it, enhancing it, publishing it, reviewing it.

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