By Tadeusz Różewicz
By Harold Bloom
A gaggle of boys are stranded on an island within the allegorical novel. The identify, William Golding’s Lord of the Flies, a part of Chelsea apartment Publishers’ smooth serious Interpretations sequence, offers an important 20th-century feedback on William Golding’s Lord of the Flies via extracts of serious essays through famous literary critics. This number of feedback additionally includes a brief biography on William Golding, a chronology of the author’s existence, and an introductory essay written through Harold Bloom, Sterling Professor of the arts, Yale college.
By Cynthia Vanden Driesen
The time for brand new techniques to White's paintings is late. imperative to the current research are Edward Said's rules in regards to the function of the highbrow (and the author) - of conversing "truth to power," and in addition the significance of tracing the "affiliations" of a textual content and its embeddedness on this planet. This procedure isn't incompatible with Jung's conception of the 'great' artist and his capability to respond to the deep-seated psychic wishes of his humans. White's paintings has contributed in lots of other ways to the writing of the kingdom. The non secular wishes of a tender country akin to Australia also needs to understand its continuous urge in the direction of self-definition. Explored this is one very important element of that problem: white Australia's dealings with the indigenous humans of the land, tracing the importance of the Aboriginal presence in 3 texts chosen from the oeuvre of Patrick White: Voss (1957), Riders within the Chariot (1961), and A edge of Leaves (1976). each one of those texts interrogates ecu culture's denigration of the non-European different as embedded within the discourse of orientalism. One vital benefit of White's commanding point of view is the consistent shut recognition he will pay to ecu hubris and to the paramount autonomy of indigenous tradition. there's facts even of a undertaking which might be articulated as a look for the potential of white indigeneity, the possibility of the white settler's belonging in the land as does the indigene.
By J. Cadwallader
As visible in fiction, newspaper money owed, and magic indicates, the presence of ghosts pervaded the Victorian interval. This booklet examines supernatural encounters in quite a lot of Victorian writers together with Dickens and Kipling. Cadwallader argues that those fictional spirits replicate how Victorians have been adapting to fast medical and non secular changes.
By Rosemary Rowe
A Libertus secret of Roman Britain - the wedding of a former vestal virgin is often a major occasion, so the predicted arrival of any such bride in Glevum is the excuse for an excellent extra lavish ceremonial dinner than ordinary at the Emperor’s birthday ceremonial dinner. notwithstanding, whilst Audelia’s coated carriage ultimately arrives, the girl in query is nowhere to be stumbled on. Libertus investigates and makes a ugly discovery, suggesting that Druid rebels can have been concerned. but if one other woman disappears, Libertus reveals himself in a race opposed to time to make sure the protection of the ‘vanishing vestals’.
By Debbie Lisle
To what volume do best-selling commute books, comparable to these via Paul Theroux, invoice Bryson, Bruce Chatwin and Michael Palin, let us know as a lot approximately international politics as newspaper articles, coverage records and press releases? Debbie Lisle argues that the formulations of style, id, geopolitics and background at paintings in modern shuttle writing are more and more at odds with a worldly and multicultural international during which 'everybody travels'. regardless of the forces of globalization, universal stereotypes approximately 'foreignness' proceed to form the event of recent shuttle. the worldwide Politics of up to date commute Writing is anxious with the way in which modern travelogues interact with, and check out to solve, customary struggles approximately worldwide politics comparable to the safety of human rights, the advertising of democracy, the administration of equality inside multiculturalism and the relief of inequality. it is a completely interdisciplinary booklet that pulls from diplomacy, literary conception, political conception, geography, anthropology and historical past.
By Conn Iggulden
From the writer of the bestselling The harmful ebook for Boys
The yr is fifty three B.C. Julius Caesar ways his ultimate destiny—a future that might be made up our minds no longer by means of legions yet by way of his pal Brutus and a bewitching Egyptian queen named Cleopatra. . . .
Fresh from victory in Gaul, Julius Caesar leads his battle-hardened legions around the Rubicon.The armies of Rome will face one another ultimately in civil battle, led by means of the 2 maximum generals ever to stroll the seven hills. From the spectacles of the sector to the whispered lies of conspirators, writer Conn Iggulden brings to lifestyles an international marked through fierce loyalty and sour betrayal, with darkish occasions shrouded in noble beliefs.
By Richard A. Watson
By Gert Buelens
The Jamesian mode of writing, it's been claimed, actively works opposed to an knowing of how fact, background and tool move in his texts. Enacting heritage in Henry James argues as a substitute that James' writing gives you an experiential kind of wisdom, one who is attained by way of actively engaging within the strength video games and ethical dramas that spread in the textual content. examining James hence calls for not only an emotional responsiveness, but in addition a moral assumption of accountability for the act of examining. This e-book locations James' paintings in a clean theoretical context and throws new mild in this so much enigmatic of writers.
By Professor John Sitter
For readers daunted via the formal buildings and rhetorical sophistication of eighteenth-century English poetry, this creation through John Sitter brings the ideas and the key poets of the interval 1700-1785 triumphantly to existence. Sitter starts off through delivering a advisor to poetic kinds starting from heroic couplets to clean verse, then demonstrates how skilfully female and male poets of the interval used them as cars for resourceful event, emotions and concepts. He then offers specified analyses of person works through poets from Finch, rapid and Pope, to grey, Cowper and Barbauld. An approachable creation to English poetry and significant poets of the eighteenth century, this ebook presents a grounding in poetic research necessary to scholars and normal readers of literature.