English Literature

Its History and Significance for the Life of the English-Speaking World

Author: William J. Long

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1627938761

Category: History

Page: 500

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This book, which presents the whole splendid history of English literature from Anglo-Saxon times to the close of the Victorian Era, has three specific aims. The first is to create or to encourage in every student the desire to read the best books, and to know literature itself rather than what has been written about literature. The second is to interpret literature both personally and historically, that is, to show how a great book generally reflects not only the author's life and thought but also the spirit of the age and the ideals of the nation's history. The third aim is to show, by a study of each successive period, how our literature has steadily developed from its first simple songs and stories to its present complexity in prose and poetry.
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Wor(l)ds of Trauma

Canadian and German Perspectives

Author: Wolfgang Klooß

Publisher: Waxmann Verlag

ISBN: 383098734X

Category: Political Science

Page: 276

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The essays collected in this volume address a wide spectrum of issues connected to traumatic events and experiences, be they of personal, collective, national or global scale. They are complemented by poetic contemplations on trauma, which set the tone for the following scholarly investigations. The thematic scope of the collection encompasses psychological, sociological and political approaches to trauma, examples of ethnic and indigenous traumatizations, literary, cultural and visual manifestations of trauma or the medialization of trauma in the museum. As a result of the comparative, and in some cases cross-hermeneutic, design of the volume with German scholars looking at Canadian and Canadian scholars looking at German/European examples of traumatization, transatlantic perspectives on the problems at stake are opened. Contributors: Dennis Cooley (Winnipeg), Martin Endress (Trier), James Fergusson (Winnipeg), Konrad Gross (Kiel), Ralf Hertel (Trier), Kristin Husen (Trier), Stephan Jaeger (Winnipeg), Uli Jung (Trier), Wolfgang Klooss (Trier), Martin Kuester (Marburg), Hartmut Lutz (Greifswald), Wolfgang Lutz (Trier), Adam Muller (Winnipeg), Markus M. Müller (Trier), Laurie Ricou (Vancouver), Susanne Rohr (Hamburg), Robert Schwartzwald (Montréal), Struan Sinclair (Winnipeg), David Staines (Ottawa), Katherine E. Walton (Toronto), Andrew Woolford (Winnipeg).
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Blue Planet, Blue God

Author: Meric Srokosz,Rebecca S. Watson

Publisher: SCM Press

ISBN: 0334056357

Category: Religion

Page: 255

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The ocean dominates the surface of the earth and is in the pages of the Bible too. The Bible offers a view of the sea and the life it supports which affirms its intrinsic value to God as a good, and indeed essential, part of creation. At the same time, it also speaks perceptively of the sea’s vulnerability to damage and change. The Bible’s focus on the sea raises questions about economics and the interconnectedness of communities, whilst further references to the sea raise questions about our human-centredness and spirituality, and about our fear of chaos and disaster. In a unique collaborative project, the oceanographer Meric Srokosz and the biblical scholar Rebecca Watson not only offer environmental insights on the sea, but also connect the ocean with other key issues of broader concern—spirituality, economics, chaos, and our place in the world. Each chapter concludes with ideas for discussion and reflection, and for suggested actions in the light of the issues raised. The book will present a fresh new lens through which to view the Bible and as such inform biblical scholars, students, and preachers alike.
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Books in Print

Author: R.R. Bowker Company

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.
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Answering Hark

McCahon/Caselberg, Painter/Poet

Author: Peter Simpson

Publisher: Craig Potton Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art and literature

Page: 140

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"This book complements, extends and elaborates the exhibition 'Answering hark : Caselberg / McCahon : Painter / Poet'" -- p. 6). Exhibition toured New Zealand, 1999-2001, including Auckland Art Gallery (Mar. - May 2001)
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Philosophy in Literature

Author: Hans Peter Rickman

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 9780838636527

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 197

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In this book, scholar and author H. P. Rickman considers the entanglement of philosophy and literature, as felt by both philosophers and poets alike. Although the two fields are distinct because argumentation is an essential characteristic of the former, and presentation is vital to the latter, the two disciplines share such features as a distance from practical, everyday life. They also supplement each other. While philosophers employ such literary devices as dialogue and metaphors, poets and novelists write about virtue and vice, truth and illusion, the passage of time, the vagaries of human nature, and the workings of destiny, concepts which all receive helpful illumination in philosophy. Literary theory, a recently mushroomed discipline, makes claims of being a metatheory of literature, and at times aims to eclipse, at others to embrace, the field of philosophy. Descriptions of literary theory range from a specialized study of principles grounding literature and literary criticism to a superdiscipline employing linguistics, psychology, and philosophy itself. However, accommodation, and even confrontation between philosophy and literary theory, is made difficult by divergent methodological approaches. Philosophy, unlike literary theory, is committed to unambiguous clarity and logical consistency and opposed to the obscure neologisms thrown up by some literary theorists.
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