Septimus

Autore: William John Locke
Editore: tredition
ISBN: 3847200240
Grandezza: 17,87 MB
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This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide. At tredition we believe that a great book never goes out of style. Several mostly non-profit literature projects provide content to tredition. To support their good work, tredition donates a portion of the proceeds from each sold copy. As a reader of a TREDITION CLASSICS book, you support our mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion.

Septimus Easyread Super Large 18pt Edition

Autore: William John Locke
Editore: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1442909773
Grandezza: 33,83 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
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London

Autore: Sterling Professor of the Humanities Harold Bloom
Editore: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438115555
Grandezza: 61,65 MB
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Discusses the city of London as a source of inspiration as well as a home to writers throughout history.

Mrs Dalloway

Autore: Virginia Woolf
Editore: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 9781853261916
Grandezza: 72,30 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
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Direct and vivid in its telling of the details of a day in the life of Clarissa Dalloway, the novel manages ultimately to deliver much more. It is the feelings that loom behind those daily events--the social alliances, the shopkeeper's exchange, the fact of death--that give Mrs. Dalloway texture and richness.

Shell Shock And The Modernist Imagination

Autore: Wyatt Bonikowski
Editore: Routledge
ISBN: 131705556X
Grandezza: 31,94 MB
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Looking closely at both case histories of shell shock and Modernist novels by Ford Madox Ford, Rebecca West, and Virginia Woolf, Wyatt Bonikowski shows how the figure of the shell-shocked soldier and the symptoms of war trauma were transformed by the literary imagination. Situating his study with respect to Freud’s concept of the death drive, Bonikowski reads the repetitive symptoms of shell-shocked soldiers as a resistance to representation and narrative. In making this resistance part of their narratives, Ford, West, and Woolf broaden our understanding of the traumatic effects of war, exploring the possibility of a connection between the trauma of war and the trauma of sexuality. Parade’s End, The Return of the Soldier, and Mrs. Dalloway are all structured around the relationship between the soldier who returns from war and the women who receive him, but these novels offer no prospect for the healing effects of the union between men and women. Instead, the novels underscore the divisions within the home and the self, drawing on the traumatic effects of shell shock to explore the link between the public events of history and the intimate traumas of the relations between self and other.

Darkness Visible

Autore: J. Dustin Wees
Editore: Clark Art Inst
ISBN:
Grandezza: 39,59 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 7104
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Magyk

Autore: Angie Sage
Editore: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408830876
Grandezza: 56,54 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 8347
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Enter the world of Septimus Heap, Wizard Apprentice. Magyk is his destiny. A powerful necromancer plans to seize control of all things Magykal. He has killed the Queen and locked up the Extraordinary Wizard. Now with Darke Magyk he will create a world filled with Darke creatures. But the Necromancer made one mistake. A vital detail he has overlooked means there is a boy who can stop him - the only problem is, the boy doesn't know it yet. For the Heap family, life as they know is about to change, and the most fantastically fast-paced adventure of confused identities, magyk and mayhem, begin.

Re Imagining Western European Geography In English Renaissance Drama

Autore: M. Matei-Chesnoiu
Editore: Springer
ISBN: 1137029331
Grandezza: 14,78 MB
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Matei-Chesnoiu examines the changing understanding of world geography in sixteenth-century England and the concomitant involvement of the London theatre in shaping a new perception of Western European space. Fresh readings are offered of Shakespeare, Jonson, Marlowe, Middleton, Dekker, Massinger, Marston, and others.

Diplomatic Retirement

Autore: Robert G. Morris
Editore: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1477129464
Grandezza: 49,33 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
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Even in retirement former foreign service officer John Pauley is called to consult on South American .nuclear affairs affecting Colonia, his former country of assignment. He is also writing a book on his other specialty, international science cooperation, and has just finished Volume One, covering the years since 1945. He breaks away to take a canoe trip with his two sons and old foreign service friend Henry Nielsen. Despite Henry’s awkwardness, the trip is a success. John returns from the North Woods to find his wife Barbara has suffered a mild stroke. A more serious attack follows. Barbara is hospitalized while John seeks a retirement home with hospital and therapeutic services. The least undesirable choice: Grandview, characterized by an imperious director, overworked staff and cowed residents, where the daily “enrichment activities” include Bingo, crossword puzzles, balloon badminton and old movies. After a time John and his family find the long drive to Grandview wearing, so John decides to take an apartment there where he can live too. With all the talk about health he decides he is not completely well. He finds the atmosphere at Grandview oppressive. Residents’ main occupations are eating and talking about other residents. Many spend much of the day when not in the dining room seated in the lobby watching intently the comings and goings of the mailman, visitors, repairmen and the occasional departure of a fellow-resident with the 911 squad. John is bewildered by the lack of interest in the world. With Barbara ill, he has no one to talk to. He resumes his correspondence with Henry, who volunteers to help him with Volume Two of his book, on cooperation before 1945, but John’s heart is no longer in the work. Henry promises to visit early in the new year. Life at Grandview looks up for John when resident Septimus Simmons returns from a trip. Septimus has been the spark plug of life at the retirement home, promoting dinner music in the dining room, leading excursions to the nearby Indian casino, jamming worthy issues through the moribund residents council, criticizing the ineffectual administration, arranging excursions to plays and concerts, setting up a residents newsletter and running the residence library. Septimus’s field is philosophy and his first love is Lucretius, whose work he introduces to John. He and John spend much time together, finding they share many opinions of Grandview and life in general. John learns Septimus is working on some unknown project. John’s visits to Grandview to see Barbara and Septimus take time from his writing so he decides to move to Grandview, fearful now that he, too, is ill. When her doctor is prepared to release Barbara to go home, John decides to stay on at the residence with his questionable new illness. Septimus disapproves. John doesn’t go home even for Christmas. Septimus leads the festivities at Grandview. John’s family surprise him with presents and food on Christmas night. Septimus presents him a copy of Lucretius’s On the Nature of Things, which he discusses with John as it pertains to retirement, the end of life and preparations for death. Septimus considers John’s philosophical thinking fuzzy; John finds Septimus’s thoughts too abstract, too ethereal. Septimus completely takes over Henry’s visit and arranges an indoor picnic where he prepares the barbecue. John tells Henry he is unable to write Volume Two. John’s family attend. Septimus tells them they must help get John away from Grandview. Henry makes his own contribution to the discussion of retirement and death, quoting a recent speech on the subject. At the end of the picnic Septimus bids John farewell, surprising him and the others. But John says, “I’m not leaving.” John’s Volume One receives a prize and his publisher presses him to finish Volume Two. John shrugs off Sept

Poor Women In Shakespeare

Autore: Fiona McNeill
Editore: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521868866
Grandezza: 24,53 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
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An unusual 2007 study of the representation of poor and homeless women in Shakespeare's plays.