Paradise Lost

Author: John Milton,Stephen Orgel,Jonathan Goldberg

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192833198

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 317

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Of man's first disobedience, and the fruit Of that forbidden tree, whose mortal taste Brought death into the world... Sing heavenly muse' From almost the moment of its first publication in 1667, Paradise Lost was considered a classic. It is difficult now to appreciate both how audacious an undertaking it represents, and how astonishing its immediate and continued success was. Over the course of twelve books Milton wrote an epic poem that would 'justify the ways of God to men', a mission that required a complex drama whose source is both historical and deeply personal. The struggle for ascendancy between God and Satan is played out across hell, heaven, and earth but the consequences of the Fall are all too humanly tragic - pride, ambition, and aspiration the motivating forces. In this new edition derived from their acclaimed Oxford Authors text, Stephen Orgel and Jonathan Goldberg discuss the complexity of Milton's poem in a new introduction, and on-page notes explainits language and allusions.

Das verlorene Paradies

Author: John Milton,Karl Eitner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783866472945


Page: 315

View: 6917


Philosophy and Psychiatry

Problems, Intersections and New Perspectives

Author: Daniel D. Moseley,Gary Gala

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131742199X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 320

View: 6191

This groundbreaking volume of original essays presents fresh avenues of inquiry at the intersection of philosophy and psychiatry. Contributors draw from a variety of fields, including evolutionary psychiatry, phenomenology, biopsychosocial models, psychoanalysis, neuroscience, neuroethics, behavioral economics, and virtue theory. Philosophy and Psychiatry’s unique structure consists of two parts: in the first, philosophers write five lead essays with replies from psychiatrists. In the second part, this arrangement is reversed. The result is an interdisciplinary exchange that allows for direct discourse, and a volume at the forefront of defining an emerging discipline. Philosophy and Psychiatry will be of interest to professionals in philosophy and psychiatry, as well as mental health researchers and clinicians.

John Milton's 'Paradise Lost'

Author: Noam Reisner

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748688188

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 184

View: 7983

This new guide leads readers through the complexities of the text with detailed commentary on core sections of the poem, as well as a range of interpretative frameworks and contexts.


or The Modern Prometheus

Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191579622

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 5787

Shelley's suspenseful and intellectually rich gothic tale confronts some of the most important and enduring themes in all of literture—the power of human imagination, the potential hubris of science, the gulf between appearance and essence, the effects of human cruelty, the desire for revenge and the need for forgiveness, and much more. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Age of Innocence

Author: Edith Wharton

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191505811

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 2985

Edith Wharton's most famous novel, written immediately after the end of the First World War, is a brilliantly realized anatomy of New York society in the 1870s. The charming Newland Archer is content to live within its constraints until he meets Ellen Olenska, whose arrival threatens his impending marriage as well as his comfortable future. - ;'They lived in a kind of hieroglyphic world, where the real thing was never said or done or even thought, but only represented by a set of arbitrary signs.' Edith Wharton's most famous novel, written immediately after the end of the First World War, is a brilliantly realized anatomy of New York society in the 1870s, the world in which she grew up, and from which she spent her life escaping. Newland Archer, Wharton's protagonist, charming, tactful, enlightened, is a thorough product of this society; he accepts its standards and abides by its rules but he also recognizes its limitations. His engagement to the impeccable May Welland assures him of a safe and conventional future, until the arrival of May's cousin Ellen Olenska puts all his plans in jeopardy. Independent, free-thinking, scandalously separated from her husband, Ellen forces Archer to question the values and assumptions of his narrow world. As their love for each other grows, Archer has to decide where his ultimate loyalty lies. -

An Introduction to Religion and Literature

Author: Mark Knight

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441117873

Category: Religion

Page: 176

View: 6008

Religion has always been an integral part of the literary tradition: many canonical and non-canonical texts engage extensively with religious ideas, and the development of English Literature as a professional discipline began with an explicit consideration of the relationship between religion and literature. Literature also plays an important role in religious writing, as twentieth-century work on narrative theology has acknowledged. Both the recent theological turn of literary theory and the renewed political significance of religious debate in contemporary western culture have generated further interest in this interdisciplinary area. An Introduction to Religion and Literature offers a lucid, accessible and thoughtful introduction to the study of religion and literature. While the focus is on Christian theology and post-1800 British literature, substantial reference is made to earlier writers, texts from North America and mainland Europe, and other faith positions. Each chapter takes up a major theological idea and explores it through close readings of well-known and influential literary texts.

A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of our Ideas of the Sublime and the Beautiful

Author: Edmund Burke

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191645982

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

View: 1144

'Pain and pleasure are simple ideas, incapable of definition.' In 1757 the 27-year-old Edmund Burke argued that our aesthetic responses are experienced as pure emotional arousal, unencumbered by intellectual considerations. In so doing he overturned the Platonic tradition in aesthetics that had prevailed from antiquity until the eighteenth century, and replaced metaphysics with psychology and even physiology as the basis for the subject. Burke's theory of beauty encompasses the female form, nature, art, and poetry, and he analyses our delight in sublime effects that thrill and excite us. His revolution in method continues to have repercussions in the aesthetic theories of today, and his revolution in sensibility has paved the way for literary and artistic movements from the Gothic novel through Romanticism, twentieth-century painting, and beyond. In this new edition Paul Guyer conducts the reader through Burke's Enquiry, focusing on its place in the history of aesthetics and highlighting its innovations, as well as its influence on many subsequent authors from Kant and Schiller to Ruskin and Nietzsche. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Spiel des Zufalls

Eine Geschichte in zwei Teilen

Author: Joseph Conrad

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104908524

Category: Fiction

Page: 503

View: 7412

Die Taten und Erfahrungen der Menschen sind vom Spiel des Zufalls bestimmt – und das fordert Bewährung. Flora de Barral glaubt, nicht geliebt, kaum gerettet werden zu können. Doch der noble Kapitän Anthony rettet sie und sorgt für ihren Vater, glaubt aber nicht, selbst Anspruch auf Liebe erheben zu dürfen, glaubt nicht geliebt zu werden. Ein lebensfremder Idealismus erlegt den Gefühlen Zwang auf. Erst der dramatische Moment höchster Gefährdung und Erprobung löst den Bann und den Krampf. Während das Gute scheinbar im Prinzip, in einer abstrakten Lebenshaltung verharren muss, scheint das Böse sein Spiel treiben zu können. Böse ist nicht nur der Betrüger de Barral, dessen Tochter so spät erst vom Leid und zur wirklichen, wirkenden Liebe befreit wird. Böse ist die ganze englische Gesellschaft, böse der Suffragettenkampf um die Rechte der Frau. Und sarkastisch sind Kapitän Marlows Kommentare zum Geschehen, doch hinter dem Sarkasmus steht der Sinn fürs Rechte.

The Major Works

Author: John Milton

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192804099

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 966

View: 4277

This authoritative edition was originally published in the acclaimed Oxford Authors series under the general editorship of Frank Kermode. It brings together a unique combination of Milton's poetry and prose - all the English verse together with a generous selection from the major prosewritings - to give the essence of his work and thinking.Milton's influence on English poetry and criticism has been incalculable, and this edition covers the full range of his poetic and political output. It includes Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained, and Samson Agonistes as well as major prose works such as Areopagitica and The Tenure of Kings andMagistrates. As well as all the English and Italian verse, the volume includes most of the Latin and Greek verse in parallel translation. Spelling has been modernized, and the poems are arranged in order of publication, essential to an understanding of the progress of Milton's career in relationto the political and religious upheavals of his time. The extensive notes cover syntax, vocabulary, historical context, and biblical and classical allusions. The introduction traces both Milton's changing conception of his own vocation, and the critical reception his work has received over the pastfour centuries.

Der kleine Hobbit

Author: J. R. R. Tolkien

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783423214131


Page: 459

View: 4214


Der Wind in den Weiden

oder Der Dachs lässt schön grüßen, möchte aber auf keinen Fall gestört werden

Author: Kenneth Grahame

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783423716178


Page: 251

View: 1469


Between Worlds

The Rhetorical Universe of Paradise Lost

Author: Will Pallister

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 0802098355

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 317

View: 8129

William Pallister analyses the rhetorical methods that Milton uses throughout the poem and examines the effects of the three distinct rhetorical registers observed in each of the poem's major settings.

Hold Your Own


Author: Kate Tempest

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518745255

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

View: 4966

Englisch und deutsch. Übersetzt von Johanna Wange. »Sie ist mehr als modern; sie ist praktisch Science-Fiction«, schreibt der Guardian über Kate Tempest. Zu ihren Einflüssen zählen James Joyce und Wu-Tang Clan, Public Enemy und Virginia Woolf. Sie beherrscht den innigen Volksliedton ebenso wie Londons Straßenslang, wandelt virtuos zwischen lyrischer Tradition und Hip-Hop. Ihre Gedichte bemächtigen sich auf radikal heutige, politische Weise des Mythos von Teiresias, einer zweigeschlechtlichen Figur, von den Göttern geblendet und prophetisch begabt. In vier Teilen folgt der Zyklus dem Kind, dem Jüngling, der Frau und dem Mann, vermittelt eindrucksvoll, wie es ist, alt zu werden und »sehend«, dazu verurteilt, unserer neoliberalen Gesellschaft die Wahrheit zu sagen – und keiner hört zu. Lyrik-Empfehlung 2016 der Deutschen Akademie für Sprache und Dichtung, der Stiftung Lyrik Kabinett und der Literaturwerkstatt Berlin.

The Reader's Adviser

Author: N.A

Publisher: R. R. Bowker


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 808

View: 1430


Einführung in die klassische Mythologie

Author: Barry B. Powell

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3476004708

Category: History

Page: 236

View: 6467

Antike Mythen verstehen. Die griechischen und römischen Mythen von Homer, Ovid, Vergil u. a. gehören zum Kernbestand der europäischen Kultur. Die fundierte Einführung liefert den historischen und theoretischen Hintergrund, beschreibt die zentralen Themen und Figuren der klassischen Mythologie und beleuchtet den kulturellen Kontext ihrer Entstehung im antiken Griechenland. Ausführlich werden die Mythentheorien und -interpretationen von der Antike bis zur Moderne behandelt.

Foxe's Book of Martyrs

Select Narratives

Author: John Foxe,John N. King

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199236844

Category: History

Page: 332

View: 3074

A great Christian classic first published in the 16th century, this book describes the heroism and martyrdom of countless believers. (Christian)