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Educational: English literature

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Examining Images of Urban Life

Examining Images of Urban Life

Author: Laura M. Nicosia, James F. Nicosia Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/11/2020

There are novels that portray cities as magical places, others as stifling, imposing environments, and others still as a gritty but beautiful, living landscape. Cities can be the center of culture, business, arts, and are the meeting places for diversities of all kinds. Examining Images of Urban Life gathers contributions from scholars and young adult authors who consider how living in a city affects character identity and growth, and the ways authors world-build the urban setting. The book discusses what the urban landscape means, most especially to those who live in cities-and dispels the media-driven, anecdotally propagated preconceptions about city living. This book also serves as a resource in urban settings, wherein teachers can select books that mirror and advocate for the very students sitting in their classes. The centerpiece of this collection revolves around a reconsideration of what the city represents, to its readers and to its inhabitants. Urban life is varied and rich, just as its literature is.

Examining Images of Urban Life

Examining Images of Urban Life

Author: Laura M. Nicosia, James F. Nicosia Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/11/2020

There are novels that portray cities as magical places, others as stifling, imposing environments, and others still as a gritty but beautiful, living landscape. Cities can be the center of culture, business, arts, and are the meeting places for diversities of all kinds. Examining Images of Urban Life gathers contributions from scholars and young adult authors who consider how living in a city affects character identity and growth, and the ways authors world-build the urban setting. The book discusses what the urban landscape means, most especially to those who live in cities-and dispels the media-driven, anecdotally propagated preconceptions about city living. This book also serves as a resource in urban settings, wherein teachers can select books that mirror and advocate for the very students sitting in their classes. The centerpiece of this collection revolves around a reconsideration of what the city represents, to its readers and to its inhabitants. Urban life is varied and rich, just as its literature is.

Shakespeare Made Easy: The Tempest

Shakespeare Made Easy: The Tempest

Author: Alan Durband Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/11/2020

Full comprehension of the plays is gained from the line-by-line modern English translation given on facing pages. Understanding of the plays is increased as pupils take part in the variety of related activities included in each book. The significance of the plays is reinforced by sections discussing Shakespeare's life, works and theatre. Pupils are encouraged to understand the language, characters, structure and themes of the plays by completion of practical exercises.

The Rise and Fall of Jewish American Literature

The Rise and Fall of Jewish American Literature

Author: Benjamin Schreier Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/10/2020

Benjamin Schreier argues that Jewish American literature's dominant cliche of breakthrough -that is, the irruption into the heart of the American cultural scene during the 1950s of Jewish American writers like Bernard Malamud, Philip Roth, Saul Bellow, and Grace Paley-must also be seen as the critically originary moment of Jewish American literary study. According to Schreier, this is the primal scene of the Jewish American literary field, the point that the field cannot avoid repeating and replaying in instantiating itself as the more or less formalized academic study of Jewish American literature. More than sixty years later, the field's legibility, the very condition of its possibility, remains overwhelmingly grounded in a reliance on this single ethnological narrative. In a polemic against what he sees as the unexamined foundations and stagnant state of the field, Schreier interrogates a series of professionally powerful assumptions about Jewish American literary history-how they came into being and how they hardened into cliche. He offers a critical genealogy of breakthrough and other narratives through which Jewish Studies has asserted its compelling self-evidence, not simply under the banner of the historical realities Jewish Studies claims to represent but more fundamentally for the intellectual and institutional structures through which it produces these representations. He shows how a historicist scholarly narrative quickly consolidated and became hegemonic, in part because of its double articulation of a particular American subject and of a transnational historiography that categorically identified that subject as Jewish. The ethnological grounding of the Jewish American literary field is no longer tenable, Schreier asserts, in an argument with broad implications for the reconceptualization of Jewish and other identity-based ethnic studies.

Hodder African Readers: The Button Bottle

Hodder African Readers: The Button Bottle

Author: Helen Brain Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/10/2020

Siya is a worrier. And with good reason. His mother and sister just can't keep to a budget, and every month the family gets deeper into debt. But he's not one to sit back and let this situation continue. When his sister finds 'treasure' in a bottle of old buttons he think their problems are solved. But life is never that simple...

The Waste Land

The Waste Land

Author: Harold Bloom Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/10/2020

A cornerstone of the Modernist movement, T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land suggests the fragmentation of civilization following World War I. Because of its changes of speaker, location, and time, as well as its numerous literary and cultural references, it is often used in the classroom to illustrate how to explicate a poem. Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations allows students to approach this challenging poem with confidence. Providing carefully selected, full-length critical essays from the foremost literary publications, along with additional study helps, this freshly updated, all-in-one resource is an ideal companion for those undertaking in-depth research projects.

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

Author: Harold Bloom Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/10/2020

Maya Angelou's unforgettable autobiography, nominated for the National Book Award in 1969, recounts her struggle as a young black woman to overcome obstacles and realize her dreams. A meditation on themes of empowerment and self-actualization, it has emerged as a modern classic. This new collection of concise critical excerpts features an introduction from master critic Harold Bloom, an annotated biography of Angelou's myriad works, and an index.

THE JUNGLE - UPTON SINCLAIR, NEW EDITION

THE JUNGLE - UPTON SINCLAIR, NEW EDITION

Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/10/2020

Presents critical essays on Upton Sinclair's The Jungle and includes a chronology, a bibliography, and an introduction by critic Harold Bloom.

Herman Melville

Herman Melville

Author: Harold Bloom Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/10/2020

-- User's guide -- Biography of the short story writer -- List of characters in each story -- Detailed thematic analysis of each short story -- Extracts from major critical essays that discuss important aspects of each work -- A complete bibliography of the writer's works -- A list of critical works about the short stories covered in the book -- An index of themes and ideas in the author's work

Macbeth

Macbeth

Author: Harold Bloom Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/10/2020

This is a useful guide to studying Shakespeare's enthralling tragedy. Macbeth is Shakespeare's stark tale of a tormented nobleman driven into a murderous plot by his ambition to assume the throne of Scotland. This new study guide to Macbeth includes a selection of the finest criticism from the 17th and 18th centuries up to the 21st, providing an essential resource for readers interested in one of Shakespeare's greatest plays. An introduction by Harold Bloom, an accessible summary, analysis of key passages, a comprehensive character list, and a biography of Shakespeare round out this in-depth study aid.It includes criticism from: Samuel Pepys (1664-1668); Samuel Johnson (1745); Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1818); Victor Hugo (1864); A.C. Bradley (1904); Sigmund Freud (1916); John Berryman (1976); and, William Empson (1986).

Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights

Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights

Author: Harold Bloom Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/10/2020

Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights , set in the raw and frightening beauty of the English moors, is the story of two lovers drawn together from the moment they meet. Their love is consuming and destructive, forbidden and inescapable, making Bronte's tale a sweeping classic of English literature. This updated volume offers clear analysis perfect for students seeking valuable insight into this haunting tale.

Critical Companion to Henry James

Critical Companion to Henry James

Author: Eric L. Haralson, Kendall Johnson Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/10/2020

School curriculum, and his longer, more complicated novels - including The Bostonians , The Portrait of a Lady , The Ambassadors , and many more - are some of the greatest and most influential novels ever written. Critical Companion to Henry James covers the life and works of Henry James as well as the related people, places, and topics that shaped his writing. Other features in this new title include a chronology of James' life, bibliographies of his works and of secondary sources, and black-and-white photographs and illustrations, providing essential background for the study of this literary master. Coverage of this title includes: a concise but thorough biography; entries on James' works, including his novels, novellas, short stories, criticism, travel writing, and more; characters are included as subentries within longer entries on fictional works; related people, places, and topics, including William James, New York, and the Civil War; and, Appendixes, including a chronology of James' life, a bibliography of James' works, and a secondary-source bibliography.