A Miscellany of Diverse Things

Author: Philip Kobylarz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780997694376

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

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Cultural commentary expressed in the format of a modern dictionary (more than 400 entries in this volume) characterizing what we cherish as meaningful. With nods to Flaubert's Le Dictionnaire des Idees Recues and Bierce's Devil's Dictionary, Kobylarz moves beyond a contained lexicon in A Miscellany of Diverse Things.

The Miscellany of the Spanish Golden Age

A Literature of Fragments

Author: Jonathan David Bradbury

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317023927

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 194

View: 6000


Taking up the invitation extended by tentative attempts over the past three decades to construct a functioning definition of the genre, Jonathan Bradbury traces the development of the vernacular miscellany in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Spain and Spanish-America. In the first full-length study of this commercially successful and intellectually significant genre, Bradbury underlines the service performed by the miscellanists as disseminators of knowledge and information to a popular readership. His comprehensive analysis of the miscelánea corrects long-standing misconceptions, starting from its poorly-understood terminology, and erects divisions between it and other related genres. His work illuminates the relationship between the Golden Age Spanish miscellany and those of the classical world and humanist milieu, and illustrates how the vernacular tradition moved away from these forebears. Bradbury examines in particular the later inclusion of explicitly fictional components, such as poetic compositions and short prose fiction, alongside the vulgarisation of erudite or inaccessible prose material, which was the primary function of the earlier Spanish miscellanies. He tackles the flexibility of the miscelánea as a genre by assessing the conceptual, thematic and formal aspects of such works, and exploring the interaction of these features. As a result, a genre model emerges, through which Golden Age works with fragmentary and non-continuous contents can better be interpreted and classified.

The English Writings of Rabindranath Tagore: A miscellany

Author: Rabindranath Tagore

Publisher: Sahitya Akademi

ISBN: 9788126000944

Category: Bengali literature

Page: 1020

View: 7361


This Volume Is A Collection Of Different Genres Of Writings ý Six Prose Works Including The Hibbert Lectures, The Religion Of Man, A Large Number Of Lectures And Addresses On Various Issues, Public Statements And Messages, And Conversations With Some Of The Eminent Persons Of This Century ý Einstein, Croce, Rolland And Gandhi.

A Treatise of Miscellany Questions

Wherein Many Usefull Questions & Cases of Conscience are Discussed & Resolved: for the Satisfaction of Those, who Desire Nothing More, Than to Search for & Finde Out Precious Truths, in the Controversies of These Times

Author: George Gillespie

Publisher: N.A



Page: 289

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The Heart of Things

Applying Philosophy to the 21st Century

Author: A.C. Grayling

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0297865641

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

View: 4932


The new bestseller from one of Britain's most pre-eminent philosophers and arguably the best known, A.C. Grayling Everyone wishes to live a life that is satisfying and fulfilling, in which there is achievement and pleasure, and which has the respect of people one, in turn, respects. And one of the fundamentals to living such a life is to reflect on the choices we make. In this new collection, A.C. Grayling invites the reader into a conversation with ideas. From personal questions about happiness and quality of life to wider public concerns such as war and democracy, these essays provide a springboard to thought and to exploring what is best about the human heart and mind.