Black Hunger: Soul Food And America

By Doris Witt

Assesses the complicated interrelationships among nutrition, race, and gender in the US, with specified consciousness paid to the recognized determine of Aunt Jemima and the position performed via soul nutrition within the post-Civil warfare interval, up in the course of the civil rights flow and the current day. unique.

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Rhythm, Illusion and the Poetic Idea: Baudelaire, Rimbaud, Mallarmé (Faux Titre 254)

Rhythm, phantasm and the Poetic proposal explores the concept that of rhythm and its significant but complicated function in defining sleek French poetry. Forging cutting edge traces of inquiry linking the specified research of poetic shape to the evolution of basic aesthetic ideas, David Evans deals wide new readings of the literary and important writings of the 3 significant poets on the centre of France's most crucial poetic revolution. the quantity is of curiosity to all scholars and readers of Baudelaire, Rimbaud and Mallarmé, because this is awarded for the 1st time a radical comparative examine of advancements in every one writer's poetic shape and thought, targeting the topics of phantasm, deception and the musical metaphor. The e-book can be meant to stimulate wider severe debate at the interpretation of metrical verse, prose poetry and vers libre, and provides unique analytical tools which facilitate the research of poetic shape. the writer proposes an intensive shift in our knowing of the position and mechanisms of poetic rhythm, suggesting that its very resistance to definition and fixity offers a with ease opaque veil over the problems of defining poetry within the 19th and 20th centuries.

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms

By Chris Baldick

From Jacques Derrida's différance to Henry James's ficelle, the vocabulary of literary conception and feedback can appear tricky if now not opaque. but a clutch of those phrases can usually improve our entertainment and knowing of literature. to aid make clear the reader's bafflement, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms offers succinct and sometimes witty causes of over a thousand phrases, overlaying every little thing from the traditional dithyramb to the modern dub poetry, from the preferred bodice-ripper to the aristocratic masque, and from the social realism of Stalin's period to the magic realism of Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Salman Rushdie.
Baldick offers the clearest assurance to be had of the newly coined phrases of vital modern theories--such as post-structuralism, deconstruction, semiotics, reader-response criticism--offering lucid, updated definitions of phrases comparable to logocentrism, metacriticism, gynocriticism, narratology, and foregrounding. after all, he additionally comprises large assurance of conventional drama, versification, rhetoric, and literary heritage, of literary faculties from Alexandrianism to Transcendentalism, and of phrases from languages except English, resembling samizdat, Grand Guignol, and negritude. all through, the author's emphasis is on supporting readers use those phrases extra hopefully, no matter if in writing (he contains plural and adjectival types, and different correct derivations) or in talking (easy-to-use pronunciation courses make clear greater than two hundred in all likelihood frustrating terms). additionally, the dictionary is punctiliously cross-referenced.
A version reference e-book, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms will end up helpful for either normal readers and literature scholars in any respect degrees.

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Changing Women, Changing Nation: Female Agency, Nationhood, and Identity in Trans-Salvadoran Narratives (SUNY Series in Latin American and Iberian Thought and Culture)

By Yajaira M. Padilla

Analyzes the literary representations of ladies in Salvadoran and US-Salvadoran narratives considering that 1980. altering girls, altering country explores the literary representations of girls in Salvadoran and US-Salvadoran narratives in the course of the span of the final thirty years. This exploration covers Salvadoran texts produced in the course of El Salvador’s civil conflict (1980–1992) and the present postwar interval, in addition to US-Salvadoran works of the final twenty years that have interaction the subject of migration and second-generation ethnic incorporation into the USA. instead of give some thought to those units of texts as constituting separate literatures, Yajaira M. Padilla conceives of them as a part of a similar corpus, what she calls “trans-Salvadoran narratives”—works that discussion with one another and draw recognition to El Salvador’s burgeoning transnational fact. via depictions of girls in trans-Salvadoran narratives, Padilla elucidates a “story” of lady supplier and nationhood that extends past El Salvador’s nationwide borders and imaginings. “Changing ladies, altering state is a undertaking of highbrow importance. Evidencing nice mastery of idea, whereas prioritizing the concrete research of particular texts, Padilla reframes our knowing of the influence of the imperative American imaginary not just as an alternative of starting place, but additionally inside of mainstream US culture.” — Arturo Arias, writer of Taking Their be aware: Literature and the indicators of crucial the US Yajaira M. Padilla is affiliate Professor of principal American and US Latina/o Literatures and Cultures on the college of Kansas.

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Mimesis and Empire: The New World, Islam, and European Identities (Cambridge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture)

By Barbara Fuchs

Right here the writer explores the dynamics of imitation between early smooth ecu powers in literary and historiographical texts from 16th and early seventeenth-century Spain, Italy, England, and the recent international. The ebook considers a wide sweep of fabric, together with eu representations of recent global topics and of Islam. It vitamins the transatlantic point of view on early glossy imperialism with an expertise of the placement within the Mediterranean and considers difficulties of examining and literary transmission; imperial ideology and colonial identities; counterfeits and forgery; and piracy.

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The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics: Fourth Edition

By Roland Greene, Jahan Ramazani

Through 3 versions over greater than 4 many years, The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics has outfitted an unmatched recognition because the so much finished and authoritative reference for college students, students, and poets on all facets of its topic: historical past, routine, genres, prosody, rhetorical units, severe phrases, and extra. Now this landmark paintings has been completely revised and up to date for the twenty-first century. Compiled by way of a completely new group of editors, the fourth edition--the first re-creation in nearly twenty years--reflects contemporary adjustments in literary and cultural reviews, supplying up to date insurance and giving better cognizance to the overseas facets of poetry, all whereas conserving the easiest of the former volumes

At good over 1000000 phrases and greater than 1,000 entries, the Encyclopedia has unprecedented breadth and intensity. Entries variety in size from short paragraphs to significant essays of 15,000 phrases, delivering a extra thorough treatment--including specialist synthesis and quintessential bibliographies--than traditional handbooks or dictionaries.

This is a ebook that no reader or author of poetry may want to be with no.

  • Thoroughly revised and up-to-date via a brand new editorial crew for twenty-first-century scholars, students, and poets
  • More than 250 new entries disguise fresh phrases, routine, and comparable issues
  • Broader foreign insurance comprises articles at the poetries of greater than a hundred and ten countries, areas, and languages
  • Expanded insurance of poetries of the non-Western and constructing worlds
  • Updated bibliographies and cross-references
  • New, easier-to-use web page layout
  • Fully listed for the 1st time

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Le plaisir du texte

By Roland Barthes

Que jouissons-nous du texte ? Cette query, il faut l. a. poser, ne serait-ce que pour une raison tactique : il faut affirmer le plaisir du texte contre les indifférences de l. a. technology et le puritanisme de l'analyse idéologique ; il faut affirmer l. a. jouissance du texte contre l'aplatissement de l. a. littérature à son uncomplicated agrément. remark poser cette query ? Il se trouve que le propre de los angeles jouissance, c'est de ne pouvoir être dite. Il a donc fallu s'en remettre à une succession inordonnée de fragments : facettes, touches, bulles, phylactères d'un dessin invisible : uncomplicated mise en scène de l. a. query, rejeton hors-science de l'analyse textuelle.

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Keep It Fake: Inventing an Authentic Life

We love those instructions, specifically in the US, simply because they invoke what we like to think: that there's an real self to which we will be able to be precise. yet whereas we mock tough Dick and Slick Willie, we are inventing identities on fb, paying hundreds of thousands for plastic surgical procedures, and tuning in to information that easily verifies our reviews. this can be frontier forthrightness long gone dreamy: truth bites, finally, and faith-based projects trump reality-based ones, and changing into disappointed is a downer.

In Keep It pretend: Inventing an real Life, Eric G. Wilson investigates this phenomenon. He attracts on neuroscience, psychology, sociology, philosophy, paintings, movie, literature, and his personal lifestyles to discover the chance that there is no such factor as unwavering fact. no matter if our left brains are shaping the uncooked information of our correct into excellent tales or we are so saturated by means of society's conventions that we are consistently appearing out prefab scripts, we won't aid yet be phony.

But are a few fakes extra actual than others? Are definite lies real? In vigorous prose--honest, provocative, erudite, witty, wide-ranging (as prone to riff on invoice Murray as to consider Plato)--Keep It faux answers those questions, uncovering bracing truths approximately what it capability to be human and assisting us flip our priceless mendacity into crafty living.

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