Download A Critical Bibliography of Daniel Defoe by P N Furbank PDF

By P N Furbank

Daniel Defoe used to be some of the most prolific writers in English literature, but the canon of works attributed to him swelled from a hundred to 570 titles among 1790 and the Nineties. Furbank and Owens offer a severe bibliography of Defoe's works, together with evidences for ascription.

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Download The Masks of Mary Renault: A Literary Biography by Caroline Zilboorg PDF

By Caroline Zilboorg

Born Eileen Mary Challans in London in 1905, Mary Renault wrote six profitable modern novels earlier than turning to the ancient fiction approximately historic Greece for which she is better recognized. whereas Renault's novels are nonetheless very hot, her lifestyles and paintings have by no means been thoroughly tested. Caroline Zilboorg seeks to treatment this in The mask of Mary Renault through exploring Renault's identification as a talented author and a sexual lady in a society within which neither of those identities was once transparent or easy.

Although Renault's existence was once whatever yet traditional, this truth has frequently been obscured by means of her writing. The daughter of a physician, she grew up conveniently and attended a boarding university in Bristol. She got a level in English from St. Hugh's collage in Oxford in 1928, yet she selected to not pursue an instructional profession. as a substitute, she determined to wait the Radcliffe Infirmary in Oxford, the place she informed to be a nurse. With the outbreak of the second one international conflict, she was once assigned to the Winford Emergency sanatorium in Bristol and in brief labored with Dunkirk evacuees. She went directly to paintings within the Radcliffe Infirmary's mind surgical procedure ward and was once there until eventually 1945.

It used to be in the course of her nurse's education that Renault met Julie Mullard, who grew to become her lifelong spouse. this crucial lesbian dating either resolved and posed many difficulties for Renault, no longer the least of which was once how she used to be to put in writing approximately matters immediately intensely own and socially not easy. In 1939, Renault released her first novel lower than a pseudonym with the intention to masks her id. It used to be a time while she was once suffering not just together with her vocation (nursing and writing), but in addition together with her sexual id within the social and ethical context of English existence through the war.

In 1948, Renault left England with Mullard for South Africa and not lower back. It used to be in South Africa that she made the shift from her early modern novels of manners to the mature old novels of Hellenic existence. The classical settings allowed Renault to masks fabric too explosive to house at once whereas concurrently giving her an "academic" freedom to jot down approximately matters important to her—among them struggle, peace, occupation, women's roles, male and female homosexuality, and bisexuality.

Renault's reception complicates an figuring out of her fulfillment, for she has a distinct prestige in the educational neighborhood, the place she is either commonly learn and little written approximately. Her curiosity in sexuality and in particular in homosexuality and bisexuality, in fluid gender roles and identities, warrants a rereading and reevaluation of her paintings. Eloquently written and widely researched, The mask of Mary Renault will be of designated price to somebody attracted to women's reports or English literature.

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Download South and West: From a Notebook by Joan Didion PDF

By Joan Didion

From the best-selling writer of the nationwide e-book Award-winning The 12 months of Magical considering: prolonged excerpts from her never-before-seen notebooks--writings that provide an illuminating glimpse into the brain and technique of a mythical writer.

Joan Didion has constantly stored notebooks: of overheard discussion, observations, interviews, drafts of essays and articles--and this is one such draft that strains a street journey she took together with her husband, John Gregory Dunne, in June 1970, via Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. She interviews popular neighborhood figures, describes hotels, diners, a abandoned reptile farm, a trip with Walker Percy, a women' brunch on the Mississippi Broadcasters' conference. She writes in regards to the stifling warmth, the virtually viscous velocity of lifestyles, the sulfurous gentle, and the preoccupation with race, classification, and history she unearths within the small cities they go through. And from a special laptop: the "California Notes" that started as an task from Rolling Stone at the Patty Hearst trial of 1976. notwithstanding Didion by no means wrote the piece, looking at the trial and being in San Francisco caused innovations concerning the urban, its social hierarchy, the Hearsts, and her personal upbringing in Sacramento. the following, too, is the start of her considering the West, its panorama, the western ladies who have been heroic for her, and her personal lineage, all of which might seem later in her acclaimed 2003 publication, the place i used to be From.

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Download The Collected Works of W.B. Yeats Volume XII by William Butler Yeats PDF

By William Butler Yeats

First released in 1891, John Sherman and Dhoya was once Yeats's 3rd separate e-book. The tales have been revised and reprinted within the 1908 Collected Works in Verse and Prose yet now not released back in Yeats's lifetime.
John Sherman, Yeats's basically accomplished test at life like fiction, information the identify character's difficulty: He needs to make a choice from existence in London and marriage to Margaret Leland, an English woman, and existence in eire and marriage to a youth sweetheart, Mary Carton. as well as containing a number of autobiographical parts (for example, town of Ballah is modeled on Yeats's Sligo), the novelette treats a lot of Yeats's power subject matters, comparable to the talk among nationality and cosmopolitanism and the clash among what he may later name the Self and the Anti-Self. in spite of everything, Sherman reaffirms his Irish roots, and Margaret Leland's affections are transferred to Sherman's pal, the Reverend William Howard.
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Download Incontri con uomini di qualita. Editori e scrittori di by Guido Davico Bonino PDF

By Guido Davico Bonino

Fra il 1961 e il 1977 Guido Davico Bonino ebbel’occasione di dialogare e confrontarsi con colleghi, intellettuali, autori che oggi, a più di quarant’annidai fatti narrati in questo libro, rappresentano il cuore della cultura italiana ed europea del Novecento. Montale, Pasolini, Morante, Sciascia, Gadda, Ginzburg, Fenoglio, De Filippo… Furono gli anni in cui, giovanissimo, Guido Davico Bonino lavorò all’Einaudi. Suo trainer period Italo Calvino, con cui nei primi tempi condivise l’ufficio e che fu il destinatario delle sue molte domande, che spaziavano dai mestieri dell’editoria alle curiosità sugli scrittori che passavano da through Biancamano. Insieme a Calvino c’erano Giulio Bollati, fervido ideatore di sempre nuovi progetti editoriali, ma anche Norberto Bobbio, Massimo Mila, Elio Vittorini. Molti degli incontri che Davico Bonino rievoca in questo libro hanno l’aura di tante piccole epifanie, colme di sorprese e rivelatrici di aspetti singolari della personalità e dell’ope ra di «uomini di qualità»: Adorno fi losofo galante, Barthes analista e vittima della seduzione amorosa, Beckett cultore della pittura classica italiana, Fellini ossessionato dallo spiritismo, Ionesco nemico di qualunque ideologia, Nabokov cacciatore e collezionista di farfalle, Foucault maieuta degli studenti ribelli, Perec uomo-labirinto di sogni e ricordi, Queneau infaticabile vagabondo nel cosmo della scrittura, Marguerite Yourcenar aristocraticamente simpatizzante in line with il Maggio ’68. according to quanti amano i libri queste esperienze hanno qualcosa di leggendario: essere presenti là dove si crea l. a. letteratura, nutrirsi delle riflessioni (e, talvolta, delle vere e proprie confessioni) di chi, attraverso i suoi libri, lascia un’impronta indelebile nella cultura del proprio pace è oggi, salvo infrequent eccezioni, irrealizzabile. Non che non esistano più uomini di qualità, ma, qualunque ne sia il motivo, è sempre più raro potersi confrontare con una così ricca e variegata galleria di persone che scrutano con sguardo acuto e profondo los angeles realtà e con le loro parole offrono un aiuto prezioso a comprenderla meglio.

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Download E.E. Cummings (Pamphlets on American Writers) by Eve Triem PDF

By Eve Triem

E.E. Cummings - American Writers 87 used to be first released in 1969. Minnesota Archive versions makes use of electronic know-how to make long-unavailable books once more available, and are released unaltered from the unique collage of Minnesota Press versions.

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Download Jean Genet by Stephen Barber PDF

By Stephen Barber

A fascinating and tough creation to Jean Genet, this concise biography of the French author and his paintings cuts on to the intersection of proposal and existence that was once necessary to Genet's creativity. Arguing that Genet's existence used to be a unprecedented spectacle during which the topics of his so much progressive works have been performed out, Stephen Barber provides either the paintings and its singular suggestion in Genet's existence their complete due.

Abandoned, arrested, and time and again incarcerated, Genet, who died in 1986, led a lifestyles that may top be defined as a travel of the underworld of the 20 th century.

Similarly, Genet's paintings is well-known by means of its approximately obsessive and infrequently savage therapy of convinced ordinary subject matters. intercourse, hope, demise, oppression, domination-these principles, significant to Genet's creative venture, might be obvious as preoccupations that arose at once from the artist's travels, imprisonments, sexual and emotional relationships, and political engagements and protests. This trenchant quantity focuses without delay at the moments in Genet's existence during which these preoccupations are vividly projected in his novels, theater works, and movie projects.

Genet's works were highly influential for an enormous array of writers, filmmakers, choreographers, and administrators, specially at moments of social hindrance; therefore Genet's existence is not just on the root of his personal paintings but in addition that of many very important artists of the 20th century. With its frank and illuminating advent via Edmund White, Jean Genet provides readers entry to this impressive and brutal brain.

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