Download E-books Ideology: An Introduction PDF

Ideology hasn't ever earlier than been loads in proof as a truth and so little understood as an idea because it is this day. during this now vintage paintings, initially written for either rookies to the subject and for these already acquainted with the talk, Terry Eagleton unravels the numerous assorted definitions of ideology, and explores the concept’s torturous background from the Enlightenment to postmodernism.

The e-book presents lucid bills of the concept of key Marxist thinkers, in addition to of Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, Freud and a number of the post-structuralists. Now up-to-date within the mild of present theoretical debates, this crucial textual content by way of considered one of our most crucial modern critics clarifies a notoriously stressed subject.

Ideology is middle studying for college kids and academics of literature and politics.

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Download E-books Lighter Shades of Grey: A (very) Critical Reader's Guide to "Fifty Shades of Grey" PDF

By Cassandra Parkin

“You put money into production. Why, specifically?”

“I wish to construct things.”

As of the time of writing, greater than ten million copies of E L James’ Fifty colors of Grey were bought world wide. even if you discover this inspiration inspiring or terrifying, there’s no escaping the truth that, as literary occasions cross, Fifty colors of Grey is at least... major. And books that are... significant... need to be subjected to thorough serious and textual research. through taking it aside into teeny tiny small items and positioned these items below a spiteful and mean-spirited microscope, we may possibly all simply examine anything concerning the elusive nature of the bestseller,

Lighter colors of Grey is a chapter-by-chapter dissection of Fifty colors of Grey, cataloguing strange leaps of good judgment, amazing deductions, interesting exchanges of discussion, recurrent motifs and stand-out moments, that would let you higher appreciate/enjoyably smash for others the Fifty Shades adventure. It additionally presents definitive solutions to questions corresponding to “How frequently does Ana say ‘oh my’?”, “How frequently do people’s mouths fall open in surprise?” and “Is Christian gray a diagnosable psychopath?”

Building at the viral hit blog-entry, “Fifty issues That Annoy Me approximately Fifty colours Of Grey”, “Lighter colors of Grey” is the correct snarky better half to this year’s such a lot inexplicable blockbuster.

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Download E-books The Life of Monsieur de Molière: A Portrait by Mikhail Bulgakov PDF

This portrait of Moliere, through Mikhail Bulgakov, is going a long way past mere biography. The Russian grasp brings a kindred spirit vividly to existence during this novelistic tale of paintings and the fight it demands.

Mikhail Bulgakov’s The lifetime of Monsieur de Moliere is a desirable portrait of the good French seventeenth-century satirist through one of many nice Russian satirists of our personal century. For Bulgakov, Moliere used to be an modify ego whose future looked as if it would parallel his personal. As Bulgakov’s translator, Mirra Ginsburg, informs us: "There is far in addition to their craft that hyperlinks those males around the centuries. either had a pointy satirical eye and an enormous ability for shooting the absurd and the comedian, the suggest and the gruesome: either needed to stay and write lower than autocracies: either have been fearless and uncompromising in conversing of what they observed, evoking storms with each one new paintings: and shared what Bulgakov calls ’the incurable disorder of ardour for the theater.’ The lifetime of Moliere, born Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, is a narrative of fight and commitment, and Bulgakov tells it with heat and compassion. certainly, for all Bulgakov’s cautious awareness to ancient aspect, his brilliant game of seventeenth-century France makes The lifetime of Monsieur de Moliereread extra like a singular than a proper biography. Mikhail Bulgakov (1891-1949) is better recognized within the West for his enormous novel The grasp and Margarita. His The lifetime of Monsieur de Moliere, accomplished in 1933, used to be now not released until eventually 1962. Mirra Ginsburg’s translation of this missed masterpiece will discover a welcome readership between devotees of the theater and of contemporary Russian literature.

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Download E-books Reading Myself and Others PDF

By Philip Roth

The interviews, essays, and articles accrued the following span 1 / 4 century of Philip Roth's exclusive profession and "reveal [a] preoccupation with the connection among the written and the unwritten world." this is Roth on himself and his paintings and the controversies it really is engendered. right here too are Roth's writings at the japanese eu writers he has constantly championed; and on baseball, American fiction, and American Jews. the basic number of nonfiction through a real American grasp, Reading Myself and Others good points his lengthy interview with the Paris Review.

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Download E-books Sur James Joyce PDF

By Italo Svevo

Dans cette conférence donnée en 1927, Italo Svevo se fait tant analyste affuté que portraitiste passionné. De son amitié avec James Joyce, rencontré à Trieste en 1906, l'Italien confie los angeles genèse : ignoré par los angeles critique et en manque de lecteurs, il abandonne l'écriture et entre dans l. a. fabrique de vernis de son beau-père. Pour arpenter l'Europe en tant que advertisement, il se voit obligé de suivre des cours d'anglais à l'École Berlitz de l. a. ville, où James Joyce, de vingt ans son cadet, enseigne. De là naît une amitié, une "affinité élective" qui se traduit par l'échange d'ouvrages, de conseils et des encouragements mutuels. Joyce s'avérera d'ailleurs être los angeles clé de voûte du rayonnement européen de l'œuvre de Svevo.

Cette conférence constitue une voie d’accès originale à l'univers fascinant de l'auteur de Finnegans Wake. L'approche biographique est complétée par une interprétation brillante de Ulysse. Au fil d'une examine méticuleuse et critique de l'ouvrage, Svevo entend mettre au jour des clefs de lecture. L'une d'elle serait à trouver du côté de Stephen Dedalus, personnage aux multiples facettes, qui incarne à ses yeux l'alter ego de l'écrivain irlandais. Celui qui aurait inspiré Léopold Bloom, le héros significant du chef d'œuvre, nous livre ici une poétique inspirée et inspirante de l. a. vie et de l'œuvre de Joyce.

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Download E-books The Lives of the Greek Poets PDF

Mary R. Lefkowitz has largely revised and rewritten her vintage learn to introduce a brand new iteration of scholars to the lives of the Greek poets. completely up-to-date with references to the latest scholarship, this moment variation comprises new fabric and clean research of the traditional biographies of Greece's most renowned poets.
With very little self sufficient historic info to attract on, historic writers sought for biographical information within the poets' personal works and in comedian poetry approximately them. Lefkowitz describes how biographical mythology used to be created and gives a sympathetic account of the way person biographers reconstructed the poets' lives. She argues that the lifestyles tales of Greek poets, although essentially fictional, nonetheless benefit shut attention, as they supply sleek readers with perception into historical notions in regards to the artistic procedure and the aim of poetic composition.

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Download E-books Beyond the Wall: Exploring George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire, From A Game of Thrones to A Dance with Dragons PDF

"There have been a couple of books approximately A online game of Thrones (the HBO sequence) and A tune of Ice and fireplace (the books) released final yr . . . the one who inspired me such a lot used to be James Lowder's Beyond the Wall."
—George R.R. Martin

Foreword through New York Times bestselling writer R.A. Salvatore

Go past the Wall and around the slim sea with this assortment approximately George R.R. Martin’s A track of Ice and hearth, from A online game of Thrones to A Dance with Dragons.

The epic video game of thrones chronicled in George R.R. Martin’s A track of Ice and hearth sequence has captured the imaginations of hundreds of thousands of readers. In Beyond the Wall, bestselling authors and acclaimed critics supply up thought-provoking essays and compelling insights:

Daniel Abraham finds the original demanding situations of adapting the unique books into photo novels.
Westeros.org founders Linda Antonsson and Elio M. García, Jr., discover the series’ advanced heroes and villains, and their roots within the Romantic movement.
Wild playing cards contributor Caroline Spector delves into the books’ debatable depictions of strength and gender.

Plus even more, from army technological know-how fiction author Myke Cole at the approach Post-Traumatic rigidity illness shapes some of the best characters to writer and tv author Ned Vizzini at the biases opposed to style fiction that colour serious reactions to the series.

Contributors:

R.A. Salvatore (foreword)
Daniel Abraham
Linda Antonsson
Myke Cole
Elio M. García, Jr.
Brent Hartinger
John Jos. Miller
Alyssa Rosenberg
Jesse Scoble
Caroline Spector
Matt Staggs
Susan Vaught
Ned Vizzini
Gary Westfahl
Adam Whitehead
Andrew Zimmerman Jones

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Download E-books The Brontës (Authors in Context) (Oxford World's Classics) PDF

By Patricia Ingham

The extreme creativity of the Brontë sisters, who among them wrote probably the most enduring fiction within the English language, keeps to fascinate and intrigue sleek readers. The tragedy in their early deaths provides poignancy to their novels, and within the well known mind's eye they've got turn into mythic figures. And but, as Patricia Ingham indicates, they have been absolutely engaged with the realm round them, and their writing, from the juvenilia to Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights, displays the preoccupations of the age within which they lived. Their novels, which so surprised their contemporaries, handle the burning problems with the day: classification, gender, race, faith, and psychological problems. in addition to interpreting those connections, Ingham additionally indicates how movie and different media have reinterpreted the novels for the twenty-first century.
The Bront"s is a full of life, obtainable, and severely topical exploration of the novels of the 3 sisters, and features a chronology of the Brontës, web pages, illustrations, a finished index, and proposals for extra reading.

About the sequence: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made to be had the broadest spectrum of literature from all over the world. every one reasonable quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, supplying the main actual textual content plus a wealth of different worthwhile beneficial properties, together with specialist introductions via major professionals, voluminous notes to elucidate the textual content, updated bibliographies for additional examine, and lots more and plenty more.

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Download E-books Cast of Characters: Wolcott Gibbs, E. B. White, James Thurber, and the Golden Age of the New Yorker PDF

By Thomas Vinciguerra

“Exuberant . . . elegantly conjures an evocative team dynamic.” ―Sam Roberts, New York Times

From its beginning in 1925 to the early days of the chilly struggle, The New Yorker slowly yet without doubt took carry because the country’s so much prestigious, interesting, and informative general-interest periodical. In Cast of Characters, Thomas Vinciguerra paints a portrait of the magazine’s cadre of fascinating, wisecracking, pushed, afflicted, magnificent writers and editors.

He introduces us to Wolcott Gibbs, theater critic, all-around wit, and writer of an notorious 1936 parody of Time journal. We meet the challenging and kooky founding editor Harold Ross, who would typically inform his underlings, "I'm firing you since you aren't a genius," and who as soon as mailed a couple of his lingerie to Walter Winchell, who had accused him of who prefer to head bare-bottomed lower than his slacks. becoming a member of the forged are the mercurial, blind James Thurber, a super cartoonist and wildly artistic fabulist, and the enigmatic E. B. White―an incomparable prose stylist and Ross's favourite son―who married The New Yorker's ambitious fiction editor, Katharine Angell. Then there's the speeding St. Clair McKelway, who was once married 5 instances and claimed to don't have any fewer than twelve personalities, yet used to be still a very good reporter and handling editor alike. a lot of those characters grew to become legends of their personal correct, yet Vinciguerra additionally indicates how, as a bunch, The New Yorker’s internal circle introduced forth a profound transformation in how lifestyles used to be perceived, interpreted, written approximately, and released in America.

Cast of Characters could be the such a lot revealing―and entertaining―book but concerning the exact personalities who outfitted what Ross known as no longer yet a "movement."

eight pages of illustrations

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