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The Rural Novel: Jeremias Gotthelf, Thomas Hardy, C.F. Ramuz

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Political power is seen as being manifest through the things people routinely do and the roles they routinely play without even thinking about it. Sometimes even knowing a single important... ‘Words in poetry invite us, not to "think about" and judge but to "feel into" or "become" – to realize a complex experience that is given in the words' -... Offers an interesting universalist argument comparing myths of twins, harelips, and breach births among Canadian and South American native Americans.] [The Myth is that of Psyche: “Love is too young to know what conscience is.”] Lieberman, Marcia. “Some Day My Prince Will Come: Female Acculturation Through the Fairytale.” College English, 34 (1972): 383-395; rpt. in Zipes, Don’t Bet on the Prince, 185-200. [Challenges Lurie’s assertion that children need at least one collection of fairytales to prepare for women’s liberation.

The Story and Its Writer: An Introduction to Short Fiction

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The archetype of erotic innocence is less commonly marriage than the kind of "chaste" love that precedes marriage; the love of brother for sister, or of two boys for each other. Since the 1980s, standpoint feminists have argued that feminism should examine how women's experience of inequality relates to that of racism, homophobia, classism and colonization. Mustansir Mir, "The Qur'an as Literature," Religion & Literature 20.1 (Spr. 1988), 49-66. Pp. 209-226. [Discusses the waiting-for-the-prince-to-come syndrome in popular romance fiction, “domestic fictions” that reduce fairy tales to sentimental clichés — erotic, ladies, and gothic.

Learning from the Left: Children's Literature, the Cold War,

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And yet this short shot has a particular emotional tenor: it creates a split-second pause on Vicente and a soulful complicity with him, as he readies (as we will soon discover) to at last speak his (presumably long-imagined or rehearsed) entreaty. Cinderella As A Case History.” American Imago, 14 (1957): 303-314. [Discusses the interrelationships between fantasy and reality through the case history of a nearly mute patient who had many of Cinderella’s symptoms, hoping that one day everything would be well and that she would marry her prince.

Georgian Poetry 1911-12

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Such a Titan would have to bear down his opponent by sheer weight of words, and hence be a master of that technique of torrential abuse which we call invective. In the 1930s, Roman Ingarden, influenced by Husserl’s phenomenology, saw the text as an ‘intentional object’, dependant on a process of ‘concretization’ by the reader to bring it into full existence (The Literary Work of Art, 1931). In this poem Plath alludes to her relationship to her father with an emphasis on his German background and identity.

Macbeth (The New Cambridge Shakespeare)

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According to Cavell, this is as ‘uneventful as a photographed song can be’ and he finds it therefore to have significance that may be ‘missable’.1 He writes that the dramatisation of the sequence and the form of the song establish a sense of ‘emotional hovering, not so much a feeling of suspense as one of being in suspension’.2 He then discusses the matter of Astaire walking: Recall to begin with its jauntiness, the slight but distinct exaggeration of his body swinging from side to side as he paces along the platform.

Matters of Fact in Jane Austen: History, Location, and

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A steward is seen outside Banksy's 'Dismaland' exhibition, at a derelict seafront lido on August 20, 2015 in Weston-Super-Mare, England. This concentration happens unconsciously. A poet sending a love poem to his lady complaining of her cruelty has stereoscoped his four ethical elements into two, but the four are still there. Male protagonists offer different patterns of maturation, witness Puss in Boots. You'll see that when students are tested, there is one (or only a few) correct answers that MUST be supported with evidence from the text - a close read.

The Authoress of the Odyssey

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Altholz (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1976), 124-45, 188-92. Besides, a drama continuing for hours – indefinitely may fail to keep the various parts of it together into unity and wholeness in the spectator’s mind. These theories and ideologies can be found within three published works: The first publication Communist Manifesto (1848) argues that ‘the history of all hitherto existing societies is the history of class struggle’. [2] As class struggle is the engine room of history, to understand the course of history, one must analyse the class relations that typify different historical epochs, the antagonisms and forms of class struggle embodied in such class relations.

Poems of Passion

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Nearly all are agreed that the dialogue reflects Plato's keen desire always to get at the truth, even if this means subjecting his own cherished views to the most relentless scrutiny (as Bertrand Russell puts it, the dialogue "contains one of the most remarkable cases in history of self-criticism by a philosopher"). What background information is necessary to better understand the text? Eastern Philosophy: Tantra Tantric Sex - 'Tantra' meaning to weave, web. Such a comedy would be the kind of intellectualized parody of melodramatic formulas represented by, for instance, the novels of Graham Greene.

Storytelling in the Works of Bunyan, Grimmelshausen, Defoe,

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First we look for unity, the ability of a poem to stand on its own feet, without any scaffolding of theory, social or historical context, author's intentions or preoccupations. Perspecta 32 examines contemporary "resurfacings" represented by the return of many forms and values associated with mid-twentieth-century modernism. Finally, to my mind, that single shot of the courtyard, its melodramatic mise en scène and the intensity invested in Tuba’s action within it, ultimately leads beyond the drama of Under the Skin of the City to the difficulty of representing the problems of motherhood.

By Night in Chile

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No doubt that is why the literary critics feel called upon, not only to defend poetry as Boccaccio had done, but to protect the poet himself against adverse criticism. Another eiron type has not been much noticed. It is a very valuable branch of Biblical science, and is of the highest importance as an auxiliary in the interpretation of the Word of God. The critic is second most important aspect, next to the author and the work itself.