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Faulkner's hands becomes a flexible instrument indeed 10 Faulkner's Country Matters.
Author: Daniel Hoffman
Publisher: LSU Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Daniel Hoffman’s bold new readings reveal unsuspected dimensions in Faulkner’s The Unvanquished, The Hamlet, and Go Down, Moses. He shows how these works, often regarded as disunified collections of short stories and novellas, are coherent and successful experiments in novelistic form. These last three novels of Faulkner’s great period are striated with folklore and structured with myths. They teem with folk motifs of comic exaggeration, deception, horse-trading, tall-tale humor. Hitherto, critics unversed in folklore have been able to treat these aspects only in generalities. Here, drawing on fieldwork from the Mississippi Writers Project in the 1930s, the author of Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe and the influential Form and Fable in America Fiction demonstrates in detail Faulkner’s ironical, subversive, and transformative appropriations of folklore plots, characters, comedy, language, and the style of oral tale-telling, setting these in the full complexity of the works they animate. Hoffman, shows, too how in imagining his dynastic novels, Faulkner interprets myth as history, history as myth. He challenges recent deconstructive, post-Marxist and structuralist readings of “The Bear,” and demonstrates the necessity on the reader’s part for an historical imagination to complement Faulkner’s own. Written with verve, Faulkner’s Country Matters enriches our reading of Faulkner by presenting his work in its necessary settings of southern history and culture. Faulkner’s modernism is restated as a continuance of the great American fiction tradition of Hawthorne, Melville, and Mark Twain.
This collection contains the best writing of a journalist, critic and broadcaster who has won consistent praise for his undogmatic, evocative style...A pleasure." - "Sunday Times
Author: Richard Mabey
Category: Natural history
An outstanding natural history writer. . . SELECTED WRITINGS is a treasure, even for his admirers who have been reading him for years. . Honest, perceptive, informed and humble before the history nature represents, Mabey is a gentle wonder, and so is his book. Eileen Battersby, IRISH TIMES. Richard Mabey is one of our most gifted and evocative writers on nature and the environment. This single - volume collection of the best of his writings shows the range and quality of his thinking over a quarter of a century. It includes nature diaries, writings on travel and environmental art, and full-blown investigations of forestry, farming and development scandals. Here, too, are personal meditations, on the nature of landscape, the mythology of woodlands and the appeal of wilderness.
Sure to have readers in stitches, this is a book that has universal appeal for all who have ever dreamed of owning that perfect little place to escape to up in the country, or, more boldly, have done it.
Author: Michael Korda
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Category: Biography & Autobiography
With his inimitable sense of humor and storytelling talent, New York Times bestselling author Michael Korda brings us this charming, hilarious, self-deprecating memoir of a city couple's new life in the country. At once entertaining, canny, and moving, Country Matters does for Dutchess County, New York, what Under the Tuscan Sun did for Tuscany. This witty memoir, replete with Korda's own line drawings, reads like a novel, as it chronicles the author's transformation from city slicker to full-time country gentleman, complete with tractors, horses, and a leaking roof. When he decides to take up residence in an eighteenth-century farmhouse in Dutchess County, ninety miles north of New York City, Korda discovers what country life is really like: Owning pigs, more than owning horses, even more than owning the actual house, firmly anchored the Kordas as residents in the eyes of their Pleasant Valley neighbors. You may own your land, but without concertina barbed wire, or the 82nd Airborne on patrol, it's impossible to keep people off it! It's possible to line up major household repairs over a tuna melt sandwich. And everyone in the area is fully aware that Michael "don't know shit about septics." The locals are not particularly quick to accept these outsiders, and the couple's earliest interactions with their new neighbors provide constant entertainment, particularly when the Kordas discover that hunting season is a year-round event -- right on their own land! From their closest neighbors, mostly dairy farmers, to their unforgettable caretaker Harold Roe -- whose motto regarding the local flora is "Whack it all back! " -- the residents of Pleasant Valley eventually come to realize that the Kordas are more than mere weekenders. Sure to have readers in stitches, this is a book that has universal appeal for all who have ever dreamed of owning that perfect little place to escape to up in the country, or, more boldly, have done it.
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Author: George Klawitter
George Klawitter, professor of English, teaches at St. Edward’s University where he chairs the Department of English Literature. Previously he taught at Holy Cross College in South Bend, Indiana, and Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wisconsin. He holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame, a master’s degree in English language and literature from the University of Michigan, and a doctorate in Renaissance literature from the University of Chicago. He has edited the poetry of Richard Barnfield and published The Enigmatic Narrator, a study of John Donne’s love poetry. His articles have appeared in Comparative Drama, Mediaevalia, Explorations in Renaissance Culture, and University of Hartford Studies in Literature.
This collection covers about a decade of personal essays on the Midwestern rustic lifestyle -- dogs and horses Bourjaily has known, raising pork and beef, cooking a lentil potage called Jacob's Guile, gathering and pickling mushrooms (a ...
Author: Vance Bourjaily
Bourjaily, a novelist, brings together his nonfiction writings, most of which have appeared over the years in Audience, Harper's, Woman's Day, American Sportsman, Esquire, Playboy, and The New Yorker. This collection covers about a decade of personal essays on the Midwestern rustic lifestyle -- dogs and horses Bourjaily has known, raising pork and beef, cooking a lentil potage called Jacob's Guile, gathering and pickling mushrooms (a German-Bohemian recipe provided), more on the pleasures of hunting, the memories of a World War I air ace -- now Bourjaily's neighbor, on fishing, and more.
USAOs Declined to Prosecute 50 Percent of the More Than 9,000 Matters
Received in Fiscal Years 2005 through 2009 That Were Resolved Approximately
10,000 Indian country matters were referred to USAOs in fiscal years 2005
It should be much easier for you to do so , than for people born and bred in towns
: because the Bible says comparatively little about town matters , while it speaks
often and largely about country matters . Look out then for the images and ...
When Lorna Erskine inherits Hinton Priory - deep in the heart of rural England - she thinks she is set for a life of tranquillity and pastoral bliss. She's wrong. Her closest neighbour, Ryder Tyrell, is not the country gentleman he seems to be and is trying to lure Lorna into his elite cult of sexual excess. A ruthless businessman also has Lorna in his sights, and wants to build an exclusive leisure centre on her land. He sets out to seduce her - as does the darkly handsome architect who has been hired to restore the Priory; he has his own private reasons for wanting to possess her: body, mind and soul. The village is seething with intrigue, which can only escalate when Lorna discovers that paganism is thriving on her doorstep. Can she hold on to the Priory and her sanity?
Country Matters : As You Like It and the Pastoral - Bashing Impulse Linda
Woodbridge AUDIENCES DELIGHT IN AS YOU LIKE IT , BUT CRITICS OFTEN
GET TWITCHY about it , which seems odd . The play after all features cross -
Author: Robert Ornstein
Publisher: University of Delaware Press
Re-Visions of Shakespeare: Essays in Honor of Robert Ornstein is a tribute to one of the most prominent Shakespeareans in the last half of the twentieth century, past president of the Shakespeare Association of America, and author of Shakespeare's Comedies: From Roman Farce to Romantic Mystery, and Other texts. Twelve original contributions by an international group of scholars, including some of the most prominent working in Shakespeare studies today, use a variety of theoretical perspectives to address issues of contemporary import in the dramatic texts. Janus-like, the collection suggests the directions of Shakespeare studies at the outset of the new millennium while considering their roots in the last.
Self - existent spirits ; ' 2. Self - existent matter ; 3. Self - existent spirits and matter
. ' IV . ... have briefly to dwell . The theories included under ' Spurious Theism '
may be passed over , being in this country ' matters of mere speculative curiosity .
They were successively the slaves , and the rulers of the country . ... Matters had
gone on from bad to worse , century after century , until it verily seemed , that the
lowest depths to which a people could be reduced , had been reached .
PARTIAL CONTENTS.N̲̲otes of foreign travel, by Rev. Geo. Duffield.L̲̲and of the pyramids, by Warren Ishram.S̲̲ketches of border life, by a civil engineering [W.P. Isham].T̲̲ravels in the Southwest, by Gilbert Hathaway.J̲̲ournal leaves of a European ramble, by D. Bethune Duffield.C̲̲aravan journey of forty days across the long desert, by Warren Isham.
In the Meynell country matters do not appear to have run quite smoothly . Mr.
Chandos Pole introduced a pack of his own , which he hunted two days a - week
; and this , in the opinion of some of his followers and supporters , constituted too
Country. Matters: As. You. Like. It. and. the. Pastoral-Bashing. Impulse. A.
udiences delight in As You Like It, but critics often get twitchy about it, which
seems odd. The play after all features cross-dressing, the biggest female
speaking role in all ...
Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
Presents a collection of critical essays on the comedic works of William Shakespeare.