Freedom

Freedom

The idyllic lives of civic-minded environmentalists Patty and Walter Berglund come into question when their son moves in with aggressive Republican neighbors, green lawyer Walter takes a job in the coal industry, and go-getter Patty becomes ...

Author: Jonathan Franzen

Publisher: Thorndike Press

ISBN: 1410433765

Category: Fiction

Page: 783

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The idyllic lives of civic-minded environmentalists Patty and Walter Berglund come into question when their son moves in with aggressive Republican neighbors, green lawyer Walter takes a job in the coal industry, and go-getter Patty becomes increasingly unstable and enraged.
Categories: Fiction

First Dawn Freedom s Path Book 1

First Dawn  Freedom   s Path Book  1

irst Dawn is a novel based upon the settlement of two towns formed by a group of AfricanAmerican and Caucasian men with a vision to settle western Kansas in the late nineteenth century. Their plan called for one city, Nicodemus, ...

Author: Judith Miller

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 9781585587469

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Lured by the promise of "real" freedom and a new town to call their own, sharecroppers Ezekial Harban and his three daughters leave behind remnants of slavery in the war-torn south and set off for Nicodemus, Kansas. When they arrive, they are shocked to see that little of what they were promised actually exists. Many head back home, but Ezekial and his daughters are determined to build a new life in the stark territory. Dr. Boyle, a newly arrived doctor in neighboring Hill City, is called to deliver a baby in Nicodemus. He and his family are moved by the plight of the settlers there and vow to help. But the white pioneers of Hill City face problems, too. When the lives of these two families intersect, neither town will ever be the same. Freedom's Path Book 1.
Categories: Fiction

Science and Religion in Neo Victorian Novels

Science and Religion in Neo Victorian Novels

At the end of the novel, however, Roland, while influenced by Ash and no doubt other writers, embraces a sense of ... The novel of course does not fully resolve the problem of freedom vs. determination, but it shows that order and chaos ...

Author: John Glendening

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134088270

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 262

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Criticism about the neo-Victorian novel — a genre of historical fiction that re-imagines aspects of the Victorian world from present-day perspectives — has expanded rapidly in the last fifteen years but given little attention to the engagement between science and religion. Of great interest to Victorians, this subject often appears in neo-Victorian novels including those by such well-known authors as John Fowles, A. S. Byatt, Graham Swift, and Mathew Kneale. This book discusses novels in which nineteenth-century science, including geology, paleontology, and evolutionary theory, interacts with religion through accommodations, conflicts, and crises of faith. In general, these texts abandon conventional religion but retain the ethical connectedness and celebration of life associated with spirituality at its best. Registering the growth of nineteenth-century secularism and drawing on aspects of the romantic tradition and ecological thinking, they honor the natural world without imagining that it exists for humans or functions in reference to human values. In particular, they enact a form of wonderment: the capacity of the mind to make sense of, creatively adapt, and enjoy the world out of which it has evolved — in short, to endow it with meaning. Protagonists who come to experience reality in this expansive way release themselves from self-anxiety and alienation. In this book, Glendening shows how, by intermixing past and present, fact and fiction, neo-Victorian narratives, with a few instructive exceptions, manifest this pattern.
Categories: Literary Criticism

John Fowles s Fiction and the Poetics of Postmodernism

John Fowles s Fiction and the Poetics of Postmodernism

Charles is left alone , but he is capable of change and can understand the implications of existentialism that Sarah has tried to teach him throughout the novel . Sarah embodies all the elements of freedom in the novel .

Author: Mahmoud Salami

Publisher: Associated University Presse

ISBN: 083863446X

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 302

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This book presents a deconstructive reading of the novels and short stories of John Fowles. As a contemporary novelist, Fowles began as a modernist self-consciously aware of the various narratological problems that he encountered throughout his writings. In his most recent novel, A Maggot, however, he assumes the role of the postmodernist who not only subverts the tradition of narratology, but also poses a series of problems concerning history and politics. Throughout this study, Mahmoud Salami attempts to locate Fowles's fiction in the context of modern critical theory and narrative poetics. He provides a lively analysis of the ways in which Fowles deliberately deployed realistic historical narrative in order to subvert them from within the very conventions they seek to transgress, and he examines these subversive techniques and the challenges they pose to the tradition of narratology. Salami presents, for instance, a critique of the self-conscious narrative of the diary form in The Collector, the intertextual relations of the multiplicity of voices, the problems of subjectivity, the reader's position, the politics of seduction, ideology, and history in The Magus and The French Lieutenant's Woman. The book also analyzes the ways in which Fowles uses and abuses the short-story genre, in which enigmas remain enigmatic and the author disappears to leave the characters free to construct their own texts. Salami centers, for example, on A Maggot, which embodies the postmodernist technique of dialogical narrative, the problem of narrativization of history, and the explicitly political critique of both past and present in terms of social and religious dissent. These political questions are also echoed in Fowles's nonfictional book The Aristos, in which he strongly rejects the totalization of narratives and the materialization of society. Indeed, Fowles emerges as a postmodernist novelist committed to the underprivileged, to social democracy, and to literary pluralism. This study clearly illustrates the fact that Fowles is a poststructuralist--let alone a postmodernist--in many ways: in his treatment of narratives, in mixing history with narrative fiction and philosophy, and in his appeal for freedom and for social and literary pluralism. It significantly contributes to a better understanding of Fowles's problematical narratives, which can only be properly understood if treated within the fields of modern critical theory, narratology, and the poetics of postmodernism.
Categories: Literary Collections

Freedom s Child

Freedom s Child

Regretting her deal with the government, being forced to give up her children in return for her safety under witness protection, Freedom Oliver returns to Kentucky to find out what happened to her daughter who has gone missing.

Author: Jax Miller

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 9780553446876

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Regretting her deal with the government, being forced to give up her children in return for her safety under witness protection, Freedom Oliver returns to Kentucky to find out what happened to her daughter who has gone missing.
Categories: Fiction

The Last Freedom

The Last Freedom

Roger Murphy had it all.

Author: Michael F. Ryan

Publisher:

ISBN: 0595440681

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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Roger Murphy had it all. A great Marina District apartment, the best dog in the world and the most reviled newspaper column in San Francisco. But as the very ground began to shake beneath him, he was at risk of losing it all-and found himself in a fight for his very life. Just as he stood at the precipice, Viktor Frankl entered his life and changed everything. The Holocaust survivor and author of Man's Search for Meaning would share his harrowing experience in the Nazi death camps, his triumphant rise from the ashes-and the message that could deliver Roger from his own dilemma: Frankl's secret the last of the human freedoms.
Categories: Fiction

The English Novel in History 1700 1780

The English Novel in History 1700 1780

As society is increasingly experienced as mysteriously all-encompassing in its determinations, novelistic representation will seek to imagine a compensating richness of subjectivity whereby individuals can extract a version of freedom ...

Author: John Richetti

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134656424

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

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The English Novel in History 1700-1780 provides students with specific contexts for the early novel in response to a new understanding of eigtheenth-century Britain. It traces the social and moral representations of the period in extended readings of the major novelists, as well as evaluatiing the importance of lesser known ones. John Richetti traces the shifting subject matter of the novel, discussing: * scandalous and amatory fictions * criminal narratives of the early part of the century * the more disciplined, realistic, and didactic strain that appears in the 1740's and 1750's * novels promoting new ideas about the nature of domestic life * novels by women and how they relate to the shift of subject matter This original and useful book revises traditional literary history by considering novels from those years in the context of the transformation of Britain in the eighteenth century.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Into that Heaven of Freedom

Into that Heaven of Freedom

Novel Vāḍapalli Vijayabhāskararāvu. f ! j INTO THAT HEAVEN OF FREEDOM (Novel) V.V.B. Rama Rao RELIANCE.

Author: Vāḍapalli Vijayabhāskararāvu

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015028443672

Category: (no subject)

Page: 130

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Categories: (no subject)

Love Letters and the Romantic Novel during the Napoleonic Wars

Love Letters and the Romantic Novel during the Napoleonic Wars

By contrast, the romantic novels of Staël and Constant encouraged freedom and individualism among the followers of the dream of liberty and the republic. By exercising freedom of choice in love, Staël experienced the extremes of ...

Author: Sharon Worley

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443862776

Category: History

Page: 165

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Love letters during the Napoleonic wars were largely framed by concepts of love which were promoted through novels and philosophy. The standard texts, so to speak, which were written by major authors who inherited this Enlightenment bearing, responded to the emerging concepts of love found in novels and philosophical essays. Love among this Napoleonic coterie is unique because it demonstrates the reciprocal relationship between the love letter and the romantic novel. Germaine de Staël, Juiette Récamier, Chateaubriand, Benjamin Constant, Lady Emma Hamilton, Napoleon Bonaparte and his brother, Lucien Bonaparte, were the authors and recipients of some of the most passionate love letters of this period. They were also avid readers of the newly emerging genre of the romantic novel, and many of them were also authors of such works where they projected their personal romances onto the characterization of their fictional heroes and heroines. In addition, these authors had lived through the recent French Revolution and the Terror. Imprisoned during the Revolution, or branded as emigrés upon their return to Paris, their mature adult lives were spent in the shadows of the Napoleonic wars in which they shifted political loyalties as the specter of Napoleon’s powers grew from First Consul to Emperor of Europe. The looming threat of war ignited the depths of their passions and inspired their intellectual analysis of love, happiness and suicide. Their evolving concept of love was a romantic, all-consuming passion which gripped the lovers in fatal embraces. This book’s analysis of their love letters and romantic novels reveals the emerging political landscape of the period through extended metaphors of love and patriotism.
Categories: History

The Novels of Peter Abrahams and the Rise of Nationalism in Africa

The Novels of Peter Abrahams and the Rise of Nationalism in Africa

The silence around the conceptualisation of freedom and the political commitment to its realisation is most clearly articulated in the formation of the populist Africa Freedom Party in the novel . The narrative discourse makes Udomo the ...

Author: Robert Ensor

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105008858859

Category: Blacks in literature

Page: 333

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Categories: Blacks in literature