The Well of Loneliness

The Well of Loneliness

The Well of Loneliness was banned for obscenity when published in 1928. It became an international bestseller, and for decades was the single most famous lesbian novel.

Author: Radclyffe Hall

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 184022455X

Category: Lesbians

Page: 414

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The Well of Loneliness was banned for obscenity when published in 1928. It became an international bestseller, and for decades was the single most famous lesbian novel.
Categories: Lesbians

Homoplot

Homoplot

See Prosser and Doan's Palatable Poison and my critical introduction to The Well
of Loneliness (Wordsworth Editions) for further discussion of the novel's
complexities and critical reception. 7. Patrick Califia now lives as a man, but at
the time ...

Author: Esther Saxey

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 0820488755

Category: Social Science

Page: 166

View: 201

"Homoplot" analyses the lesbian, gay and bisexual coming-out story in fiction and autobiography from the late 1960s to the present day. These stories are recognised as an invaluable record of lesbian, gay or bisexual life. However, this book illuminates their equally vital role as active tools in the arduous project of creating gay, lesbian and bisexual identities - constructing the identities they seem to describe. Homoplot shows how a popular twist of the plot, or a single common character trait, can be a powerful intervention into sexual politics. Approaching these texts with the tools of queer criticism, the book celebrates their success, but also illuminates their chief problem: how the need to create concrete sexual identities has often narrowed the range of queer experiences represented. Despite the ongoing popularity of coming-out stories, this is the first book-length study of the genre. "Homoplot" surveys hundreds of examples - including in-depth readings of authors such as Jeanette Winterson, Dorothy Allison, Rita Mae Brown, Oscar Moore, Paul Monette and Aaron Fricke - and provides an incisive account of the genre's defining features. The book is essential reading for anyone considering queer literature, or lesbian, gay and bisexual identity in the twentieth century and beyond. Researchers and students considering life history and autobiography will also benefit from its analysis of feminist and queer politics.
Categories: Social Science

Transgender and Intersex Theoretical Practical and Artistic Perspectives

Transgender and Intersex  Theoretical  Practical  and Artistic Perspectives

The Well of Loneliness. 1928. Hertfordshire: Wordsworth Classics, 2005. Howe,
Julia Ward. The Hermaphrodite. 1819–1910. Ed. Gary Williams. Lincoln: U of
Nebraska P, 2004. Kay, Jackie. Trumpet. New York: Vintage Books, 1998.
Lumsden ...

Author: Stefan Horlacher

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781349713257

Category: Social Science

Page: 306

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This book takes both transgender and intersex positions into account and asks about commonalities and strategic alliances in terms of knowledge, theory, philosophy, art, and life experience. It strikes a balance between works on literature, film, photography, sports, law, and general theory, bringing together humanistic and social science approaches. Horlacher adopts a non-hierarchical perspective and asks how transgender and intersex issues are conceptualized from a variety of different viewpoints and to what extent artistic and creative discourses offer their own uniquely relevant forms of knowledge and expression.
Categories: Social Science

Gender in Twentieth Century Eastern Europe and the USSR

Gender in Twentieth Century Eastern Europe and the USSR

Radclyffe Hall, The Well of Loneliness (Knoxville, TN: Wordsworth Classics, 2005
[1928]), 245. Doan, Disturbing Practices, vii. See Doan, Disturbing Practices, 21.
Judith Halberstam, Female Masculinity (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, ...

Author: Catherine Baker

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137528056

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 843

A concise and accessible introduction to the gender histories of eastern Europe and the Soviet Union in the twentieth century. These essays juxtapose established topics in gender history such as motherhood, masculinities, work and activism with newer areas, such as the history of imprisonment and the transnational history of sexuality.
Categories: History

The Wordsworth Collection of Classic Short Stories

The Wordsworth Collection of Classic Short Stories

... partly veiling the lower features of the landscape , but above it the taller trees
showed in well - defined masses against a ... dog , which , repeated with
mechanical iteration , served rather to accentuate than dispel the loneliness of
the scene .

Author: Rosemary Gray

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 1840222700

Category: Short stories, American

Page: 1408

View: 938

These accomplished tales from the pens of great writers are object-lessons in the art of creating a literary masterpiece on a small canvas
Categories: Short stories, American

Delphi Complete Works of William Wordsworth Illustrated

Delphi Complete Works of William Wordsworth  Illustrated

With lively interest they note the healthy young women travelling barefoot, though
well dressed, the children without shoes or stockings, the barefoot boys, some
with their caps wreathed with wildflowers, others who could read Virgil or Homer.

Author: William Wordsworth

Publisher: Delphi Classics

ISBN: 9781908909756

Category: Fiction

Page: 7485

View: 127

The Delphi Poets Series offers readers the works of literature's finest poets, with superior formatting. This volume presents the complete works of William Wordsworth, one of the most celebrated poets of all time, enhanced with beautiful illustrations and the usual Delphi bonus material. (8MB Version 1) Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Wordsworth's life and works * Concise introductions to the poetry collections and other works * Images of how the poetry books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * All versions of the famous 'Lyrical Ballads', including all of Coleridge's contributions * Excellent formatting of over 950 poems * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry * Easily locate the poems you want to read * The complete prose works, will fully working contents tables * Includes Dorothy Wordsworth's famous travel writing book - spend hours exploring Wordsworth's adventures with his sister and Coleridge * Features F. W. H. Myers's famous and detailed biography - discover Wordsworth's literary life * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres
Categories: Fiction

The Complete Illustrated Lewis Carroll

The Complete Illustrated Lewis Carroll

Famed for his Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, Lewis Caroll produced comic verse, puzzles and much more, all of which are included in this complete illustrated collection.

Author: Lewis Carroll

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 1853268976

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 1165

View: 885

Famed for his Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, Lewis Caroll produced comic verse, puzzles and much more, all of which are included in this complete illustrated collection.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Ethan Frome

Ethan Frome

On a poor farm near Starkfield in western Massachusetts, Ethan Frome struggles to wrest a living from the land, unassisted by his whining and hypochondriacal wife Zeena.

Author: Edith Wharton

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 1840224088

Category: Fiction

Page: 94

View: 327

On a poor farm near Starkfield in western Massachusetts, Ethan Frome struggles to wrest a living from the land, unassisted by his whining and hypochondriacal wife Zeena. When Zeena's young cousin Mattie Silver is left destitute, the only place she can go is Ethan's farm.
Categories: Fiction

The Publishers Weekly

The Publishers Weekly

... The Learning to Get Along Series by Cheri J. Meiners; What to Do When You're
Sad & Lonely by James J. Crist; Wise ... rates on truckload, volume and
international shipments as well as small packages; exhibiting with Wordsworth
Classics.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822034377747

Category: American literature

Page:

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Categories: American literature

Classic Writings on Poetry

Classic Writings on Poetry

... poems will be found to be strictly the language of prose when prose is well
written. ... These ears, alas! for other notes repine; A different object do these
eyes require; My lonely anguish melts no heart but mine ... word 'fruitless' for
fruitlessly, which is so far a defect, the language of these lines does in 284
william wordsworth.

Author: William Harmon

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231503228

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 560

View: 117

The poet is the sayer, the namer, and represents beauty. He is a sovereign, and stands on the centre.—Ralph Waldo Emerson, from "The Poet" "[The poet] is a seer.... he is individual... he is complete in himself.... the others are as good as he, only he sees it and they do not. He is not one of the chorus. "—Walt Whitman, from the preface to Leaves of Grass Poetry has always given rise to interpretation, judgment, and controversy. Indeed, the history of poetry criticism is as rich and varied a journey as the history of poetry itself. But classic writings such as Emerson's essay "The Poet" and Whitman's preface to Leaves of Grass serve as more than a critical "call and response": the works are striking examples of how the finest poets themselves have written on poetics and the works of their peers and predecessors—revealing, in the process, much about the theory and passion behind their own works. Spanning thousands of years and including thirty-three of the most influential critical essays ever written, Classic Writings on Poetry is the first major anthology of criticism devoted exclusively to poetry. Beginning with a survey of the history of poetics and providing an introduction and brief biography for each reading, esteemed poet and critic William Harmon takes readers from Plato's Republic and Aristotle's Poetics to the Norse mythology of Snorri Sturluson's Skáldskaparmál. John Dryden's An Essay of Dramatic Poesy and Shelley's A Defence of Poetry are included, as is an excerpt from Elizabeth Barrett Browning's verse novel Aurora Leigh, arriving, finally, at the modernist sensibility of "Poetic Reality and Critical Unreality," by Laura (Riding) Jackson. For anyone interested in the art and artifice of poetry, Classic Writings on Poetry is a journey well worth taking.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Rime of the Ancient Mariner the and Other Poems of the Romantic Era

Rime of the Ancient Mariner  the and Other Poems of the Romantic Era

Literary Touchstone Classic Coleridge, Blake, Wordsworth, Byron,, Shelley,
Keats ... of pain, The agony they do not show, The suffocating sense of woe,
Which speaks but in its loneliness, And then is jealous lest the sky Should have a
listener, nor will sigh Until its voice is echoless. ... it may annihilate, Refus'd thee
even the boon to die: The wretched gift Eternity Was thine—and thou hast borne
it well.

Author: Coleridge

Publisher: Prestwick House Inc

ISBN: 9781580491716

Category:

Page: 112

View: 716

This Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Classic includes a glossary and reader's notes to help the modern reader more fully appreciate the richness and unique vision of these Romantic innovators. The poems in this anthology represent, not necessarily the
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Collected Ghost Stories

Collected Ghost Stories

This edition presents all of James's published ghost stories, including the unforgettable 'Oh, Whistle and I'll Come to You, My Lad' and 'Casting the Runes', and an appendix of James's writings on the ghost story.

Author: Montague Rhodes James

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 1840225513

Category: Ghost stories, English

Page: 352

View: 256

Considered by many to be the most terrifying writer in English, M. R. James was an eminent scholar who spent his entire adult life in the academic surroundings of Eton and Cambridge. His classic supernatural tales draw on the terrors of the everyday, in which documents and objects unleash terrible forces, often in closed rooms and night-time settings where imagination runs riot. Lonely country houses, remote inns, ancient churches or the manuscript collections of great libraries provide settings for unbearable menace, from creatures seeking retribution and harm. These stories have lost none of their power to unsettle and disturb. This edition presents all of James's published ghost stories, including the unforgettable 'Oh, Whistle and I'll Come to You, My Lad' and 'Casting the Runes', and an appendix of James's writings on the ghost story. Darryl Jones's introduction and notes provide a fascinating insight into James's background and his mastery of the genre he made his own. -- ‡c From publisher’s description.
Categories: Ghost stories, English

William Wordsworth

William Wordsworth

Every breathtaking volume in this critically acclaimed, best-selling series features exquisite full-color illustrations that enhance each verse and a renowned scholar's guidance to help children understand and love poetry.

Author: William Wordsworth

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 0806982772

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 523

Every breathtaking volume in this critically acclaimed, best-selling series features exquisite full-color illustrations that enhance each verse and a renowned scholar's guidance to help children understand and love poetry.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Literatur in Wissenschaft und Unterricht

Literatur in Wissenschaft und Unterricht

William Wordsworth ' s poem “ I wandered lonely as a cloud ” ( The Daffodils ) ' ,
written in 1804 and published in 1807 , has undoubtedly become a classic of
English poetry . As an example of “ impassioned love of Nature ” ? it was
included in ...

Author: Paul Gerhard Buchloh

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015067430747

Category: Literature

Page:

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Categories: Literature

Forthcoming Books

Forthcoming Books

Author: Rose Arny

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015046814839

Category: American literature

Page:

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Categories: American literature

Soul Self and Society

Soul  Self  and Society

William Wordsworth, “My heart leaps up when I behold,” in William Wordsworth (
Stephen Gill, ed.) ... Ibid., “I wandered lonely as a Cloud,” p. ... For a classic
example, see Robert Burton, Anatomy of Melancholy (New York: New York
Review of Books, 2001). 90. Not surprisingly, the reverse belief prevailed as well,
namely, that the structure of the body, in particular the head, produced the
variations of the ...

Author: Edward L. Rubin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199348671

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

View: 669

Political and social commentators regularly bemoan the decline of morality in the modern world. They claim that the norms and values that held society together in the past are rapidly eroding, to be replaced by permissiveness and empty hedonism. But as Edward Rubin demonstrates in this powerful account of moral transformations, these prophets of doom are missing the point. Morality is not diminishing; instead, a new morality, centered on an ethos of human self-fulfillment, is arising to replace the old one. As Rubin explains, changes in morality have gone hand in hand with changes in the prevailing mode of governance throughout the course of Western history. During the Early Middle Ages, a moral system based on honor gradually developed. In a dangerous world where state power was declining, people relied on bonds of personal loyalty that were secured by generosity to their followers and violence against their enemies. That moral order, exemplified in the early feudal system and in sagas like The Song of Roland, The Song of the Cid, and the Arthurian legends has faded, but its remnants exist today in criminal organizations like the Mafia and in the rap music of the urban ghettos. When state power began to revive in the High Middle Ages through the efforts of the European monarchies, and Christianity became more institutionally effective and more spiritually intense, a new morality emerged. Described by Rubin as the morality of higher purposes, it demanded that people devote their personal efforts to achieving salvation and their social efforts to serving the emerging nation-states. It insisted on social hierarchy, confined women to subordinate roles, restricted sex to procreation, centered child-rearing on moral inculcation, and countenanced slavery and the marriage of pre-teenage girls to older men. Our modern era, which began in the late 18th century, has seen the gradual erosion of this morality of higher purposes and the rise of a new morality of self-fulfillment, one that encourages individuals to pursue the most meaningful and rewarding life-path. Far from being permissive or a moral abdication, it demands that people respect each other's choices, that sex be mutually enjoyable, that public positions be allocated according to merit, and that society provide all its members with their minimum needs so that they have the opportunity to fulfill themselves. Where people once served the state, the state now functions to serve the people. The clash between this ascending morality and the declining morality of higher purposes is the primary driver of contemporary political and cultural conflict. A sweeping, big-idea book in the vein of Francis Fukuyama's The End of History, Charles Taylor's The Secular Age, and Richard Sennett's The Fall of Public Man, Edward Rubin's new volume promises to reshape our understanding of morality, its relationship to government, and its role in shaping the emerging world of High Modernity.
Categories: Political Science

Restless Spirits

Restless Spirits

Three Sea Stories : Typhoon , Falk , The Shadow Line , Hertfordshire ,
Wordsworth Classics , 1998 . ... Tales of a Lonely Island : Rotuman Legends ,
Melbourne , University of Melbourne , 1940 . ... Reconstructing Individualism ,
eds T . C . Heller , Morton Sosna and D . E . Wellbey , California , Stanford
University Press , 1986 ...

Author: Cassi Plate

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015061181874

Category: Art

Page: 337

View: 276

In the late 19th century a young sailor and aspiring artist, Adolf Gustav Plate, boarded a ship bound for Germany's colonies on the other side of the world. One hundred years later, his granddaughter Cassi Plate retrieved his treasures from the bottom of trunk and was inspired to set out on her own journeys, finding her restless spirit.
Categories: Art

I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud and Other Poems You Half remember from School

I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud  and Other Poems You Half remember from School

Complete with an index of famous lines. Do you remember the famous opening lines, "Tyger tyger, burning bright"? Or, "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?" But would you be able to name the poems or the poets?

Author: Ana Sampson

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

ISBN: 1843173948

Category: Poetry

Page: 192

View: 633

Mr. Renny's paintings are so good that they almost appear real. But no one seems to pay them any attention-until a strange man offers to make everything that Mr. Renny paints come to life. First there's the painting of the apple, which Mr. Renny can now eat. Then there's a huge hotdog, a new car, a cruise liner... Mr. Renny paints himself a life of luxury-until his friend Rose comes to ask if she can buy one of his paintings. But he doesn't have any real paintings left! The spell must be broken-and soon! A book containing subtle references to the work of Belgian surrealist Ren Magritte, the illustrations are full of clever and amusing details.
Categories: Poetry

American and British Poetry

American and British Poetry

Author: Harriet Semmes Alexander

Publisher:

ISBN: 0804008485

Category: American poetry

Page: 486

View: 744

Categories: American poetry