Publisher :Yale University Press Release Date :2002-01-01 ISBN :9780300097320 Pages :420 pages Rating :4.0/5 (973 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review The Illustrated Zuleika Dobson by Sir Max Beerbohm:
Download or read book The Illustrated Zuleika Dobson written by Sir Max Beerbohm and published by Yale University Press. This book was released on 2002-01-01 with total page 420 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: Max Beerbohm's whimsical tale of a beautiful girl who takes Oxford by storm is illustrated with his own charming sketches.
Publisher :Yale University Press Release Date :2002-01-01 ISBN :9780300097054 Pages :332 pages Rating :4.0/5 (97 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Max Beerbohm by N. John Hall:
Download or read book Max Beerbohm written by N. John Hall and published by Yale University Press. This book was released on 2002-01-01 with total page 332 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: Om den engelske forfatter og tegner Max Beerbohm (1872-1956)
Publisher :DigiCat Release Date :2022-05-28 ISBN : Pages :196 pages Rating :4.8/5 (596 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Zuleika Dobson; Or, An Oxford Love Story by Max Sir Beerbohm:
Download or read book Zuleika Dobson; Or, An Oxford Love Story written by Max Sir Beerbohm and published by DigiCat. This book was released on 2022-05-28 with total page 196 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: Zuleika Dobson: Or, An Oxford Love Story is a book by Max Beerbohm. Our protagonist is the superlatively beautiful Zuleika, who has men falling at her feet and bestowing her with riches wherever she goes...
Publisher :Routledge Release Date :2016-03-03 ISBN :1317021215 Pages :222 pages Rating :4.3/5 (17 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review The Player Piano and the Edwardian Novel by Cecilia Bjorken-Nyberg:
Download or read book The Player Piano and the Edwardian Novel written by Cecilia Bjorken-Nyberg and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-03-03 with total page 222 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: In her study of music-making in the Edwardian novel, Cecilia Björkén-Nyberg argues that the invention and development of the player piano had a significant effect on the perception, performance and appreciation of music during the period. In contrast to existing devices for producing music mechanically such as the phonograph and gramophone, the player piano granted its operator freedom of individual expression by permitting the performer to modify the tempo. Because the traditional piano was the undisputed altar of domestic and highly gendered music-making, Björkén-Nyberg suggests, the potential for intervention by the mechanical piano's operator had a subversive effect on traditional notions about the status of the musical work itself and about the people who were variously defined by their relationship to it. She examines works by Dorothy Richardson, E.M. Forster, Henry Handel Richardson, Max Beerbohm and Compton Mackenzie, among others, contending that Edwardian fiction with music as a subject undermined the prevalent antithesis, expressed in contemporary music literature, between a nineteenth-century conception of music as a means of transcendence and the increasing mechanisation of music as represented by the player piano. Her timely survey of the player piano in the context of Edwardian commercial and technical discourse draws on a rich array of archival materials to shed new light on the historically conditioned activity of music-making in early twentieth-century fiction.
Publisher :Regnery Publishing Release Date :2000-12-01 ISBN :9780895262318 Pages :396 pages Rating :4.2/5 (623 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review H.L. Mencken's Smart Set Criticism by H. L. Mencken:
Download or read book H.L. Mencken's Smart Set Criticism written by H. L. Mencken and published by Regnery Publishing. This book was released on 2000-12-01 with total page 396 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: Welcome the long overdue re-release of Mencken's continual war against conventional thinking.
Publisher :Faber & Faber Release Date :2014-08-14 ISBN :0571317685 Pages :608 pages Rating :4.5/5 (713 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Thirteen Ways of Looking at the Novel by Jane Smiley:
Download or read book Thirteen Ways of Looking at the Novel written by Jane Smiley and published by Faber & Faber. This book was released on 2014-08-14 with total page 608 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: A Pulitzer Prize-winning author's revelatory celebration of the novel - at once an anatomy of the art of fiction, a guide for readers and writers and a memoir of literary life. Over her 20 year career, Jane Smiley has written many kinds of novels - mystery, comedy, historical fiction, epic. But when her impulse to write faltered after 9/11, she decided to approach novels from a different angle: she read 100 of them, from the 1000-year-old Tale of Genji to the recent bestseller White Teeth by Zadie Smith, from classics to little-known gems. With these books and her experience of reading them as her reference, Smiley discusses the pleasure of reading; why a novel succeeds - or doesn't; and how the form has changed over time. She delves into the character of the novelist and reveals how (and which) novels have affected her own life.
Publisher :Taylor Trade Publishing Release Date :2012-11-05 ISBN :1589797507 Pages :472 pages Rating :4.5/5 (897 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Twitch Upon a Star by Herbie J. Pilato:
Download or read book Twitch Upon a Star written by Herbie J. Pilato and published by Taylor Trade Publishing. This book was released on 2012-11-05 with total page 472 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: Based on author Herbie J Pilato’s exclusive interviews with Elizabeth Montgomery prior to her death in 1995, Twitch Upon a Star includes insider material and commentary from several individuals associated with her remarkable life and career before, during, and after Bewitched, including her classic feature films The Court Martial of Billy Mitchell (1955), Who's Been Sleeping In My Bed? (1963), and Johnny Cool (1963). Two of Montgomery’s many popular TV movies, A Case of Rape (which remains one of the highest-rated TV-movies of all time) and The Legend of Lizzie Borden (which will soon be remade as a feature film), were groundbreaking and remain classics. But Twitch Upon a Star also goes behind the scenes to explore Montgomery’s political activism, including her early advocacy for AIDS sufferers and the peace movement; her support for all minorities, including the gay community and the disabled; and her controversial participation as narrator of the1988 feature film documentary Cover-Up and its 1991 Oscar-winning sequel, The Panama Deception (both of which chronicled the Iran/Contra scandal of the l980s). The book also explores Montgomery's tumultuous relationships with her father, screen legend Robert Montgomery (she was a liberal; he was a staunch conservative), and her four husbands (including actor Gig Young, who later died in a murder/suicide). Through it all—and to family and friends such as fellow performers Ronny Cox, Sally Kemp, and Florence Henderson—she was just Lizzie: down-to-earth and unaffected, just like Samantha, the "witch-with-a-twitch" Stephens, her most famous role.
Publisher :Cambridge University Press Release Date :2011-09-15 ISBN :1139501518 Pages : pages Rating :4.1/5 (395 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Modernism, Satire and the Novel by Jonathan Greenberg:
Download or read book Modernism, Satire and the Novel written by Jonathan Greenberg and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2011-09-15 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: In this groundbreaking study, Jonathan Greenberg locates a satiric sensibility at the heart of the modern. By promoting an antisentimental education, modernism denied the authority of emotion to guarantee moral and literary value. Instead, it fostered sophisticated, detached and apparently cruel attitudes toward pain and suffering. This sensibility challenged the novel's humanistic tradition, set ethics and aesthetics into conflict and fundamentally altered the ways that we know and feel. Through lively and original readings of works by Evelyn Waugh, Stella Gibbons, Nathanael West, Djuna Barnes, Samuel Beckett and others, this book analyzes a body of literature - late modernist satire - that can appear by turns aloof, sadistic, hilarious, ironic and poignant, but which continually questions inherited modes of feeling. By recognizing the centrality of satire to modernist aesthetics, Greenberg offers not only a new chapter in the history of satire but a persuasive new idea of what made modernism modern.
Publisher :University of Michigan Press Release Date :1998 ISBN :9780472107841 Pages :416 pages Rating :4.1/5 (78 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Oxford in English Literature by Associate Professor of English John Dougill:
Download or read book Oxford in English Literature written by Associate Professor of English John Dougill and published by University of Michigan Press. This book was released on 1998 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: As "the English Athens," Oxford has long been seen as central to England's intellectual life. For over six centuries the city has been lauded, slighted, and cited in the pages of English literature. While it has been hailed as the embodiment of excellence, beauty, and truth on the one hand, it has also been attacked for its elitism, insularity, and traditionalism on the other. Oxford in English Literature provides for the first time an overview of these literary representations, ranging from Chaucer's account of medieval students to modern-day detective stories set in the city. The book begins with the early university, possibly founded by an eighth-century princess named Frideswide. The volume moves on through the Middle Ages with Chaucer's clerks and Foxe's martyrs. Oxford in English Literature touches on more recent centuries with Lewis Carroll and Alice in Wonderland, Matthew Arnold, Max Beerbohm and Evelyn Waugh, and the "Infamous St. Oscar." Following the rise of the colleges, the literature becomes characterized by a sense of insulation, for the closed collegiate structure led to elitism and eccentricity. The notion of the university as a paradise of youth, beauty, and intelligence led to the so-called Oxford myth and the backlash against it after World War II. The underlying argument of John Dougill's work is that the defining symbol of Oxford is not so much the dreaming spire as the college wall. In Oxford literature the college is depicted as a world of its own--secluded, conservative, and eccentric, driven by its own rituals. Idealized, it becomes a cloistered utopia, an Athenian city-state, a fantasy wonderland, or an Arcadian idyll. Exclusivity led to resentment from those on the outside, as is evident in Thomas Hardy's Jude the Obscure. With the advent of democratic and egalitarian values in the twentieth century, the privilege and elitism of the university has come under increasing attack, as has the whole notion of the "English Athens." Oxford in English Literature is aimed at the general reader interested in the literature and history of a very unusual town. Its familiar subject and the inclusion of numerous rare and specially commissioned illustrations and photographs make this a compelling book. John Dougill is Associate Professor of English Literature, Ryukoku University, Kyoto, Japan. He is an Oxford graduate and author of The Writers of English Literature.
Publisher :Oxford University Press Release Date :2014-09-18 ISBN :019105366X Pages :2642 pages Rating :4.1/5 (91 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Oxford Dictionary of Quotations by Elizabeth Knowles:
Download or read book Oxford Dictionary of Quotations written by Elizabeth Knowles and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2014-09-18 with total page 2642 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: The first edition of the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations was published in 1941 and for over 70 years this bestselling book has remained unrivalled in its coverage of quotations past and present. The eighth edition is a vast treasury of wit and wisdom spanning the centuries and providing the ultimate answer to the question, 'Who said that?' Find that half-remembered line in a browser's paradise of over 20,000 quotations, comprehensively indexed for ready reference. Lord Byron may have taken the view: 'I think it great affectation not to quote oneself', but for the less self-centred the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations provides a quote for every occasion from the greatest minds of history and from undistinguished characters known only for one happy line. Drawing on Oxford's unrivalled dictionary research programme and unique language monitoring, over 700 new quotations have been added to this eighth edition from authors ranging from St Joan of Arc and Coco Chanel to Albrecht Dürer and Thomas Jefferson. New sayings from across the ages include 'It would not be better if things happened to men just as they wish' (the classical writer Heraclitus), 'Fight on, and God will give the Victory' (the suffragette Emily Wilding Davison), and 'The future is already here—it's just not evenly distributed' (the writer William Gibson).
Publisher :New York Review of Books Release Date :2019-11-12 ISBN :1681374021 Pages :264 pages Rating :4.6/5 (813 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Arvind Krishna Mehrotra by Arvind Krishna Mehrotra:
Download or read book Arvind Krishna Mehrotra written by Arvind Krishna Mehrotra and published by New York Review of Books. This book was released on 2019-11-12 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: Shortlisted for the Derek Walcott Prize for Poetry A one-of-a-kind collection of work by one of India's best contemporary poets. Arvind Krishna Mehrotra is one of the most celebrated Indian poets writing in English and an important translator from Indian languages, but until now his work has rarely been available in the United States and Britain. Mehrotra’s poetry combines the commonplace and the strange, the autobiographical and the fabulous, and reflects an intense and original engagement with American poetry, especially the work of William Carlos Williams and the Beats. This book provides a comprehensive picture of Mehrotra’s achievements as a poet and translator and includes a striking new poetic sequence.
Publisher :Aunt Lee Release Date :2012-05-25 ISBN :0615675727 Pages :113 pages Rating :4.6/5 (156 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Aunt Lee's Library by Lee Lacy:
Download or read book Aunt Lee's Library written by Lee Lacy and published by Aunt Lee. This book was released on 2012-05-25 with total page 113 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: This is basically what our English teachers called an "annotated bibliography," morphed into grandeur as curated e-content for the digital age.I obsessively cross-checked "Best Books Ever" lists with public domain e-books, obtained reprint permission from wonderful online book reviewers and inserted a link to my meta-search engine that searches the best of the free e-book sites, and this e-book is the result.Think of a browsing in a bookstore/coffee house where friendly, literate folk have gathered to argue the merits of great books -- and then they just give them to you -- armfuls of great, free books.
Publisher :Michael Pastore Release Date :2008-07 ISBN :0927379112 Pages :310 pages Rating :4.9/5 (273 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review The Zorba Anthology of Love Stories by Michael Pastore:
Download or read book The Zorba Anthology of Love Stories written by Michael Pastore and published by Michael Pastore. This book was released on 2008-07 with total page 310 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis:
Publisher :New Directions Publishing Release Date :1966 ISBN :9780811200370 Pages :276 pages Rating :4.2/5 (3 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Seven Types of Ambiguity by William Empson:
Download or read book Seven Types of Ambiguity written by William Empson and published by New Directions Publishing. This book was released on 1966 with total page 276 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: Examines seven types of ambiguity, providing examples of it in the writings of Shakespeare, Wordsworth, and T.S. Eliot.
Publisher :Springer Release Date :1999-11-02 ISBN :0230288898 Pages :255 pages Rating :4.2/5 (32 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review The Alchemy of Laughter by G. Cavaliero:
Download or read book The Alchemy of Laughter written by G. Cavaliero and published by Springer. This book was released on 1999-11-02 with total page 255 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: This is the only contemporary critical study to discuss the nature of comedy with exclusive reference to novels. It examines the comic styles of novelists from Fielding and Jane Austen to Waugh and Agnus Wilson, as well as less familiar writers such as Ronald Firbank and Sylvia Townsend Warner. Distinguishing between different kinds of humour, it shows how comedy works in practice under changing literary, social and environmental conditions, and is designed to interest academic and general readers equally.