The Politics of Southern Pastoral Literature by Peter Templeton

The Politics of Southern Pastoral Literature, 1785-1885: Jeffersonian Afterlives by Peter Templeton
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Overview: In The Politics of Southern Pastoral Literature, 1785-1885: Jeffersonian Afterlives, Peter Templeton presents a wide-ranging and systematic evaluation of pastoral in the nineteenth-century Southern novel, offering an explicit appraisal of the philosophical and political rationale of pastoral literature alongside the existing body of research into the image of Jefferson following his death. Rather than assuming a homogeneous South, Templeton locates Southern pastoral in its specific political context, offering readings of significant factors such as the literary representation of landscape, of class and the yeoman ideal, and the institution of slavery and its intellectual underpinnings. Focusing on a six key Southern authors, both canonical and relatively understudied, the book charts key transformations in the politics of pastoral literature in the period, and noteworthy reconfigurations in the representation of Jefferson and his philosophies, in order to analyze what these signified to nineteenth-century Americans. In doing so, the text also demonstrates how ideologies react to the stresses imposed on them by political realities.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational > Literary Theory

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The Handy Literature Answer Book by Daniel S. Burt +

The Handy Literature Answer Book: An Engaging Guide to Unraveling Symbols, Signs and Meanings in Great Works (The Handy Answer Book) by Daniel S. Burt, Deborah G. Felder
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Overview: From the epic of Gilgamesh to Aristotle and Cicero, and from Shakespeare and the King James Bible to Wuthering Heights, War and Peace, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and the Nobel-winning lyrics of Bob Dylan, the world of literature is an integral part of our lives. Great literature can shape and form thoughts and opinions as well as influence politics and predict the future. Reading can truly enrich our lives, but it can sometimes be daunting to get the most out of a great work of literature.

The Handy Literature Answer Book: Understand and Enjoy Meanings, Symbolism, and Signs in Great Works is an engaging, easy-to-read look at literature basics such as themes, symbols, context, and other literary devices. Different literary forms, including novels, poems, plays, short stories, memoirs, and literary nonfiction are analyzed. Hundreds of important stories and great works are used as illustrative examples. Learn about the five basic questions for any work of literature, including "What is the significance of a title?" "What is conflict?" "What is character development?" "What is point of view?" "How does a setting affect a story?" "What are the different schools of literary criticism?" and many more.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational

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Literature of the Twentieth Century by Ali-Asghar Seyed-Ghorab

Literature of the Early Twentieth Century: From the Constitutional Period to Reza Shah by Ali-Asghar Seyed-Ghorab,
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Overview: The eleventh volume in this ground-breaking series pays special attention to politically engaged poetry, written during a turbulent period which saw the Constitutional Revolution in Iran as well as the rise to power of Reza Shah and his attempts to implement reform. Throughout this time, poets began to turn their attention towards the country’s ordinary people, rather than concentrate on its elites. This volume also examines the prose fiction of the period, which saw the rise of the novel and short story. Additionally, Persian satire began to grow in importance, especially with the increased popularity of poets and novelists such as Iraj Mirza and Sadeq Hedayat. This wide-ranging volume is an invaluable companion for anyone who wants to understand how the Persian literary scene changed at the beginning of the twentieth century, reflecting the social and political contexts in which this literature was created
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational > Literary Theory

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German Literature of the Early Middle Ages by Brian Murdoch

German Literature of the Early Middle Ages by Brian Murdoch
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Overview: This second volume of the set not only presents a detailed picture of the beginnings of writing in German from its first emergence as a literary language from around 750 to 1100, but also places those earliest writings into a context. The first stages of German literature existed within a manuscript culture, so careful consideration is given to what constitutes the actual texts, but German literature also arose within a society that had recently been Christianized — through the medium of Latin. Therefore what we understand by literature in Germany at this early period must include a great amount of writing in Latin. Thus the volume looks in detail at Latin works in prose and verse, but with an eye upon the interaction between Latin and German writings. Some of the material in the newly written German language is not literary in the modern sense of the word, but makes clear the difficulties and indeed the triumphs of the establishing of a written literary language. Individual chapters look first at the earliest translations and functional literature in German (including charms and prayers); next, the examination of heroic material juxtaposes the Hildebrandlied with the Christian Ludwigslied and with Latin writings like Waltharius and the panegyrics; Otfrid’s work — the Gospel-poem in German — is given its due prominence; the smaller German texts and the later prose works are fully treated; as is chronicle-writing in German and Latin. Old High German literature was a trickle compared to the flood of the Latin that surrounded (and influenced) it, but its importance is undeniable: that trickle became a river.Contributors: Linda Archibald, Graeme Dunphy, Stephen Penn, Christopher Wells, Jonathan West, Brian Murdoch.Brian Murdoch is Professor of German at the University of Stirling, Scotland.
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Children’s Literature in Action, 3rd Ed. by Sylvia M. Vardell

Children’s Literature in Action, 3rd Edition by Sylvia M. Vardell
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Overview: This practitioner-oriented introduction to literature for children ages 5-12 covers the latest trends, titles, and tools for choosing the best books and materials as well as for planning fun and effective programs and activities.

• Includes recommendations and evaluations of digital ebooks, apps, and audiobooks as well as print titles, providing full coverage of today’s range of materials for children
• Features short essays by top authors and practitioners in the field to give readers expert opinions and guidance
• Provides author comments, collaborative activities, featured books, special topics and programs, selected awards and celebrations, historical connections, recommended resources, issues for discussion, relevant professional standards, and assignment suggestions within each chapter
• Addresses the most recent professional and curricular standards for elementary school students-a key element of today’s education assessment standards
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational

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Immersion And Distance.: Aesthetic Illusion In Literature …

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Immersion and Distance: Aesthetic Illusion in Literature and…


Immersion and Distance: Aesthetic Illusion in Literature and Other Media (Studies in Intermediality)
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The Cambridge Introduction to Russian Literature (Cambridge…


The Cambridge Introduction to Russian Literature (Cambridge Introductions to Literature)
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Encyclopedia Of Feminist Literature (Literary Movements)


Encyclopedia Of Feminist Literature (Literary Movements)
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U.S. History Through Children’s Literature by Wanda J.Miller

U.S. History Through Children’s Literature: From the Colonial Period to World War II (Through Children’s Literature) by Wanda J. Miller
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Overview: Allow students to step back in time to experience the thoughts, feelings, dilemmas, and actions of people from history. For each history topic, Miller suggests two titles-one for use with the entire class and one for use with small reading groups. Summaries of the books, author information, activities, and topics for discussion are supplemented with vocabulary lists and ideas for research topics and further reading. This integrated approach makes history meaningful to students and helps them retain historical details and facts.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature (Oxford Quick Reference)


The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature (Oxford Quick Reference)
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A History of English Literature (Palgrave Foundations Series)


A History of English Literature (Palgrave Foundations Series)
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The Literature of Science Fiction Film Series

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The Literature of Science Fiction Film Series

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