The Mask Of The Beggar

Author: Wilson Harris
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ISBN: 9780571217748
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Wilson Harris' novel is based on the disguise Odysseus adopts on returning to his kingdom in Ithaca, and takes in philosophical traditions from around the world. Characters as diverse as Van Gogh, Dorian Gray, Cortez and Goethe make appearances in this meditation on the timelessness of art.

Resisting Alterities

Author: Marco Fazzini
Editor: Rodopi
ISBN: 9789042016019
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This volume – of essays, poetry, and prose fiction – records various attempts to read the fracture zones created by the discursive strategy of a democratic imagination, where space and ideas are opened to new linguistic and literary insights. Pride of place is taken by essays on the Caribbean writer Wilson Harris which explore the implications of his awareness of a polyphony of coexistent voices that dislodges the hegemony of Cartesian dualism. This group of studies is rounded off with an interview with, and searching testimony by, Harris himself.The further contributions take up the implications of the encounter with 'alterity' (strangers, natives, barbarians) in order to underline not only wonder in the face of an unknown presence, or the 'shame' through which the subject discovers itself, but also the ressentiment involved in the creation of demonized Others.As the poet Charles Tomlinson states, “what we take to be otherness, alterity, can be readmitted into our literary consciousness and seen as part of the whole, causing us to readjust our awareness of the possibilities of English.” These essays confirm that resistance is an interface of ambivalence between discursive worlds, encouraging us to read the “living network” of a text contrapuntally.Specific topics include Billy Bragg and New Labour, Schopenhauer in Britain, Objectivist poetry, gender and sexual identity (in Nancy Cunard; in Scottish fiction), multivocal discourse in South Africa, specific forms of alterity (in Jamaica Kincaid; in the poetry of Edwin Morgan; in allosemitism) and the deculturalizing perils of globalization.

Beggar S Island

Author: John S. Elmo
Editor: FriesenPress
ISBN: 146023426X
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A gripping, absorbing tale of the Korean War and the prison riots on Koje-do during the last year of the Forgotten War. John S. Elmo's riveting accounts of what it was like to be in Korea with the U.S. Army in 1953 captures the very essence of being a draftee soldier embroiled in the conflict. Beggar's Island, a fast moving novel is written from Elmo's perspective and experience in being a Company Clerk, a pivotal person involved with the day to day management and leadership of any Army unit. His descriptions of the accounts, characters, interpersonal emotions and actions paint a stirringly realistic explanation of what happened in and around Koje-do during the final phases of the Korean War.

The King S A Beggar

Author: David Young
Editor: Archway Publishing
ISBN: 1480849065
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Shakespeare enjoys an enduring curiosity. While epilogues are rare in his work, the ones we have can bring us the authors perspective in a more direct fashion than is the case with the plays they conclude. Since we are naturally curious about Shakespeares thoughts and attitudes as a working actor and playwright, might not these moments of stepping out from the story to address the audience directly give us some direct insight into what he was thinking and what he was like as a person? In The Kings a Beggar: A Study of Shakespeares Epilogues, author, poet, and actor David Young explores the liminal, in-between space of the epilogue in Shakespeares plays. Inspired in part by his performance with Patrick Stewart in a production of The Tempest, Young offers a chronological survey of the nine plays with epilogues and draws a conjectural portrait of Shakespeare as a working dramatist. Written both for experts and for the general reader, The Kings a Beggar is succinct, lively, and informative, and it is the first and only study of Shakespeares epilogues as a group. Though the point is not that Shakespeare himself spoke these epilogues (though in some cases he might have), the epilogue in Shakespeares plays represents those times when he felt the necessity of direct address to the audience and broke his usual habit of ending his plays inside the story. Exploring this liminal space between play, actor, and audience can reveal fascinating insights into Shakespeares mind and art.

The Beggar Girl And Her Benefactors

Author: Mrs. Bennett (Agnes Maria)
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The Beggar Girl And Her Benefactors Second Edition

Author: Agnes Maria BENNETT
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The Ghost Of Memory

Author: Wilson Harris
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We may dream, while still alive, of dying. But the dream is soon forgotten as are the edges and corners of a re-lived life of which we dream. It is buried in the unconscious. We know that life fades into death but, in what degree, does life re-live itself as it dreams of dying? In The Ghost of Memory, the internationally acclaimed novelist, Wilson Harris, poses these and other questions in a chameleon fiction that explores the blurred boundaries between our waking and dream lives.

The Beggar S Opera

Author: John Gay
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The Beggar S Opera And Polly

Author: John Gay
Editor: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191645761
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'Gamesters and Highwaymen are generally very good to their Whores, but they are very Devils to their Wives.' With The Beggar's Opera (1728), John Gay created one of the most enduringly popular works in English theatre history, and invented a new dramatic form, the ballad opera. Gay's daring mixture of caustic political satire, well-loved popular tunes, and a story of crime and betrayal set in the urban underworld of prostitutes and thieves was an overnight sensation. Captain Macheath and Polly Peachum have become famous well beyond the confines of Gay's original play, and in its sequel, Polly, banned in Gay's lifetime, their adventures continue in the West Indies. With a cross-dressing heroine and a cast of female adventurers, pirates, Indian princes, rebel slaves, and rapacious landowners, Polly lays bare a culture in which all human relationships are reduced to commercial transactions. Raucous, lyrical, witty, ironic and tragic by turns, The Beggar's Opera and Polly - published together here for the first time - offer a scathing and ebullient portrait of a society in which statesmen and outlaws, colonialists and pirates, are impossible to tell apart. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.