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The Origin Of Others (Hardcover): Toni Morrison The Origin Of Others (Hardcover)
Toni Morrison; Foreword by Ta-Nehisi Coates 2
R452 R363 Discovery Miles 3 630 Save R89 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

America's foremost novelist reflects on the themes that preoccupy her work and increasingly dominate national and world politics: race, fear, borders, the mass movement of peoples, the desire for belonging. What is race and why does it matter? What motivates the human tendency to construct Others? Why does the presence of Others make us so afraid? Drawing on her Norton Lectures, Toni Morrison takes up these and other vital questions bearing on identity in The Origin Of Others.

In her search for answers, the novelist considers her own memories as well as history, politics, and especially literature. Harriet Beecher Stowe, Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, Flannery O'Connor, and Camara Laye are among the authors she examines. Readers of Morrison's fiction will welcome her discussions of some of her most celebrated books: Beloved, Paradise, and A Mercy. Morrison also writes about nineteenth-century literary efforts to romance slavery, contrasting them with the scientific racism of Samuel Cartwright and the banal diaries of the plantation overseer and slaveholder Thomas Thistlewood. She looks at configurations of blackness, notions of racial purity, and the ways in which literature employs skin colour to reveal character or drive narrative.

Expanding the scope of her concern, she also addresses globalization and the mass movement of peoples in this century. National Book Award winner Ta-Nehisi Coates provides a foreword to Morrison's most personal work of nonfiction to date.

American Literary Cultures - A Reader (Paperback): Elizabeth J. Dell, Joe B. Fulton American Literary Cultures - A Reader (Paperback)
Elizabeth J. Dell, Joe B. Fulton
R771 Discovery Miles 7 710 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

American Literary Cultures highlights literature written by regional authorsaparticularly those of Texas and the Southwestaand includes readings representative of a broad array of American social and ethnic groups from first contact to early twentieth-century Modernism. Tracing the diverse heritages and global impulses that shaped America, this reader engages undergraduate students by offering a unique collection of texts that comprise American literary cultures. The selections showcase a culturally rich and heterogeneous traditionaindigenous, Latino, European, and African. The narratives and counternarratives offered here introduce students to a diversity of voicesanear and far, familiar and foreign, present and historical. Through ballads, lyrical poems, tall tales, short stories, speeches, sermons, memoirs, and discourses on language and literature, students encounter diverse and often challenging works of American literary culture. The texts within and the vast panoply of worldviews and personalities they reflect challenge students to critical, contextual, creative, and empathetic engagement with the past. Through such engagement, students will better appreciate the present as they prepare to become citizens of an increasingly globalized world.

The Art of Fiction (Hardcover): James Salter The Art of Fiction (Hardcover)
James Salter; Introduction by John asey
R395 R318 Discovery Miles 3 180 Save R77 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

James Salter's exalted place in American letters is based largely on the intense admiration of other writers, but his work resonates far beyond the realm of fellow craftsmen, addressing themes--youth, war, erotic love, marriage, life abroad, friendship--that speak to us all. Following the publication of his first novel, Salter left behind a military career of great promise to write full-time and--through decades of searching, exacting work--became one of American literature's master stylists. Only months before he died, at the age of eighty-nine, he agreed to serve as the first Kapnick Writer-in-Residence at the University of Virginia, where he composed and delivered the three lectures presented in this book and introduced by his friend and fellow novelist, National Book Award-winning author John Casey. Salter speaks to us here with an easy intimacy, sharing his unceasing enchantment with the books that made up his reading life, including works by Balzac, Flaubert, Babel (whose prose is ""like a handful of radium""), Dreiser, Celine, Faulkner. These talks provide an invaluable opportunity to see the way in which a great writer reads. They also offer a candid look at the writing life--the rejection letters, not one but two negative reviews in the New York Times for the same book, writing in the morning or at night and worrying about money during the long afternoons. Salter raises the question, Why does one write? For wealth? For admiration, or a sense of ""importance""? Confronting a blank sheet that always offers too many choices, practicing a vocation that often demands one write instead of live, the answer for Salter was creating a style that captured experience, in a world where anything not written down fades away. Kapnick Foundation Distinguished Writer-in-Residence Lectures

Brief Notes on the Art and Manner of Arranging One's Books (Paperback): Georges Perec Brief Notes on the Art and Manner of Arranging One's Books (Paperback)
Georges Perec
R140 R112 Discovery Miles 1 120 Save R28 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

'A problem of space first of all, then a problem of order' One of the most singular and extravagant imaginations of the twentieth century, the novelist and essayist Georges Perec was a true original who delighted in wordplay, puzzles, taxonomies and seeing the extraordinary in the everyday. In these virtuoso writings about books and language, he discusses different ways of reading, a list of the things he really must do before he dies and the power of words to overcome the chaos of the world. One of twenty new books in the bestselling Penguin Great Ideas series. This new selection showcases a diverse list of thinkers who have helped shape our world today, from anarchists to stoics, feminists to prophets, satirists to Zen Buddhists.

Love, Kurt - The Vonnegut Love Letters, 1941-1945 (Hardcover): Kurt Vonnegut Love, Kurt - The Vonnegut Love Letters, 1941-1945 (Hardcover)
Kurt Vonnegut
R760 R609 Discovery Miles 6 090 Save R151 (20%) Pre-order
The Bookseller's Tale (Hardcover): Martin Latham The Bookseller's Tale (Hardcover)
Martin Latham
R340 R272 Discovery Miles 2 720 Save R68 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

'The Bookseller's Tale is a joy. I read the first chapters in a single binge-read, and each chapter instantly became my favourite ... I loved this gnarly old bookshop in nifty book form' David Mitchell, author of Cloud Atlas 'Entertaining, erudite, eccentric - a delight' Alison Light, author of Common People 'The right book has a neverendingness, and so does the right bookshop.' This is the story of our love affair with books, whether we arrange them on our shelves, inhale their smell, scrawl in their margins or just curl up with them in bed. Taking us on a journey through comfort reads, street book stalls, mythical libraries, itinerant pedlars, radical pamphleteers, extraordinary bookshop customers and fanatical collectors, Canterbury bookseller Martin Latham uncovers the curious history of our book obsession - and his own. Part cultural history, part literary love letter and part reluctant memoir, this is the tale of one bookseller and many, many books.

Style: Pearson New International Edition - Lessons in Clarity and Grace (Paperback, 11th edition): Joseph Williams, Joseph Bizup Style: Pearson New International Edition - Lessons in Clarity and Grace (Paperback, 11th edition)
Joseph Williams, Joseph Bizup
R1,281 Discovery Miles 12 810 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Engaging and direct, Style: Lessons in Clarity and Grace is the guidebook for anyone who wants to write well. Williams' and Bizup's clear, accessible style models the kind of writing that audiences-both in college and after-will admire. The principles offered here help writers understand what readers expect and encourage writers to revise to meet those expectations more effectively. This book is all you need to understand the principles of effective writing.

The Book of Khalid - A Critical Edition (Paperback): Ameen Rihani The Book of Khalid - A Critical Edition (Paperback)
Ameen Rihani; Edited by Todd Fine
R1,119 Discovery Miles 11 190 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

First published in 1911, Ameen Rihani's Book of Khalid is widely considered the first Arab American novel. The semiautobiographical work chronicles the adventures of two young men, Khalid and Shakib, who leave Lebanon for the United States to find work as peddlers in Lower Manhattan. After mixed success at immersing themselves in American culture, the two return to the Middle East at a time of turmoil following the Young Turk Revolution in the Ottoman Empire. Khalid attempts to integrate his Western experiences with Eastern spiritual values, becoming an absurd, yet all too serious, combination of political revolutionary and prophet. The Book of Khalid offers readers a heady mix of picaresque, philosophical dialogue, and immigrant story. In this critical edition, Fine includes the text of the original 1911 edition, a substantial glossary, and supplemental essays by leading Rihani scholars. Demonstrating the reach and significance of the work, these essays address a variety of themes, including Rihani's creative influences, philosophical elements, and the historical context of the novel. Attracting a new generation of readers to Rihani's innovative work, this edition reveals his continued resonance with contemporary Arab American literature.

How English Works: Pearson New International Edition - A Linguistic Introduction (Paperback, 3rd edition): Michael Adams, Anne... How English Works: Pearson New International Edition - A Linguistic Introduction (Paperback, 3rd edition)
Michael Adams, Anne Curzan
R1,373 Discovery Miles 13 730 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This accessible introduction to the structure of English, general theories in linguistics, and important issues in sociolinguistics, is the first text written specifically for English and Education majors. This engaging introductory language/linguistics textbook provides more extensive coverage of issues of particular interest to English majors and future English instructors. It invites all students to connect academic linguistics to the everyday use of the English language around them. The book's approach taps students' natural curiosity about the English language. Through exercises and discussion questions about ongoing changes in English, How English Works asks students to become active participants in the construction of linguistic knowledge.

Vision, Science and Literature, 1870-1920 - Ocular Horizons (Paperback): Martin Willis Vision, Science and Literature, 1870-1920 - Ocular Horizons (Paperback)
Martin Willis
R835 Discovery Miles 8 350 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Winner of the British Society for Literature and Science Annual Prize, 2011. Winner of the Cultural Studies in English Prize, 2012. This book explores the role of vision and the culture of observation in Victorian and modernist ways of seeing. Willis charts the characterization of vision through four organizing principles-small, large, past and future-to survey Victorian conceptions of what vision was. He then explores how this Victorian vision influenced twentieth-century ways of seeing, when anxieties over visual "truth" became entwined with modernist rejections of objectivity.

In Faulkner's Shadow - A Memoir (Hardcover): Lawrence Wells In Faulkner's Shadow - A Memoir (Hardcover)
Lawrence Wells
R504 R406 Discovery Miles 4 060 Save R98 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

What happens when you marry into a family that includes a Nobel Prize winner who is arguably the finest American writer of the twentieth century? Lawrence Wells, author of In Faulkner's Shadow: A Memoir, fills this lively tale with stories that answer just that. In 1972, Wells married Dean Faulkner, the only niece of William Faulkner, and slowly found himself lost in the Faulkner mystique. While attempting to rebel against the overwhelming influence of his in-laws, Wells had a front-row seat to the various rivalries that sprouted between his wife and the members of her family, each of whom dealt in different ways with the challenges and expectations of carrying on a literary tradition. Beyond the family stories, Wells recounts the blossoming of a literary renaissance in Oxford, Mississippi, after William Faulkner's death. Both the town of Oxford and the larger literary world were at a loss as to who would be Faulkner's successor. During these uncertain times, Wells and his wife cofounded Yoknapatawpha Press and the quarterly literary journal the Faulkner Newsletter and Yoknapatawpha Review. In his dual role as publisher and author, Wells encountered and befriended Larry Brown, Barry Hannah, Willie Morris, and many other writers. He became both participant and observer to the deeds and misdeeds of a rowdy collection of talented authors living in Faulkner's shadow. Full of personal insights, this memoir features unforgettable characters and exciting behind-the-scene moments that reveal much about modern American letters and the southern literary tradition. It is also a love story about a courtship and marriage, and an ode to Dean Faulkner Wells and her family.

Scholarship and Freedom (Hardcover): Geoffrey Galt Harpham Scholarship and Freedom (Hardcover)
Geoffrey Galt Harpham
R574 Discovery Miles 5 740 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A powerful and original argument that the practice of scholarship is grounded in the concept of radical freedom, beginning with the freedoms of inquiry, thought, and expression. Why are scholars and scholarship invariably distrusted and attacked by authoritarian regimes? Geoffrey Galt Harpham argues that at its core, scholarship is informed by an emancipatory agenda based on a permanent openness to the new, an unlimited responsiveness to evidence, and a commitment to conversion. At the same time, however, scholarship involves its own forms of authority. As a worldly practice, it is a struggle for dominance without end as scholars try to disprove the claims of others, establish new versions of the truth, and seek disciples. Scholarship and Freedom threads its general arguments through examinations of the careers of three scholars: W. E. B. Du Bois, who serves as an example of scholarly character formation; South African Bernard Lategan, whose New Testament studies became entangled on both sides of his country's battles over apartheid; and Linda Nochlin, whose essay "Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?" virtually created the field of feminist art history.

Gabriela Mistral's Letters to Doris Dana (Hardcover): Velma Garc ia-Gorena Gabriela Mistral's Letters to Doris Dana (Hardcover)
Velma Garc ia-Gorena
R1,779 Discovery Miles 17 790 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Nobel Prize-winning poet Gabriela Mistral is celebrated by her native Chile as the "mother of the nation" even though she spent most of her life in Mexico, Europe, and the United States. Throughout the Spanish-speaking world and especially in Chile, Mistral was characterized as a sad, traditionally Catholic spinster. Yet her voluminous correspondence with Doris Dana, long believed to be her secretary, reveals that the two women were lovers from 1948 until Mistral's death in 1957. These letters, published in Spanish in 2010 and now translated for the first time into English, provide insight into her work as a poet and illuminate her perspectives on politics, especially war and human rights. The correspondence also sheds light on the poet's personal life and corrects the long-standing misperceptions of her as a lonely, single, heterosexual woman.

Contemporary Iraqi Fiction - An Anthology (Paperback): Shakir Mustafa Contemporary Iraqi Fiction - An Anthology (Paperback)
Shakir Mustafa
R409 R333 Discovery Miles 3 330 Save R76 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The first anthology of its kind in the West, Contemporary Iraqi Fiction gathers work from sixteen Iraqi writers, all translated from Arabic into English. Shedding a bright light on the rich diversity Iraqi experience, Shakir Mustafa has included selections by Iraqi women, Iraqi Jews now living in Israel, and Christians and Muslims living both in Iraq and abroad. While each voice is distinct, they are united in writing about a homeland that has suffered under repression, censorship, war, and occupation. Many of the selections mirror these grim realities, forcing the writers to open up new narrative terrains and experiment with traditional forms. Muhammad Khodayyir's surrealist portraits of his home city, Basra, in an excerpt from Basriyyatha and the magical realism of Mayselun Hadi's ""Calendars"" both offer powerful expressions of the absurdity of everyday life. Themes range from childhood and family to war, political oppression, and interfaith relationships. Mustafa provides biographical sketches for the writers and an enlightening introduction, chronicling the evolution of Iraqi literature.

Allgemeinbildung Kultur fur Dummies (German, Paperback): Christa Poeppelmann Allgemeinbildung Kultur fur Dummies (German, Paperback)
Christa Poeppelmann
R502 R469 Discovery Miles 4 690 Save R33 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Ek Ken Jou Goed Genoeg - Die Briefwisseling Tussen N.P. Van Wyk Louw En W.E.G. Louw 1936 - 1939 (Afrikaans, Paperback): J C... Ek Ken Jou Goed Genoeg - Die Briefwisseling Tussen N.P. Van Wyk Louw En W.E.G. Louw 1936 - 1939 (Afrikaans, Paperback)
J C Kannemeyer
R225 Discovery Miles 2 250 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Hierdie kosbare briefwisseling tussen N.P. van Wyk Louw en W.E.G. Louw is ín belangrike bron vir navorsing na die geskiedenis van die Afrikaanse letterkunde en waardevolle dokumente vir ín studie van die intellektuele geskiedenis van die Afrikaner. Die teks is voorsien van sowel verhelderende annotasies as ín bondige, besonder knap en maklik leesbare inleiding. Dit is ín vlees-en-bloed-weergawe van al die vertwyfeling, frustrasies en emosionele probleme wat N.P. van Wyk Louw die hoof moes bied terwyl hy aan sy belangrikste bydraes gewerk het. Sommige van sy mees oorspronklike standpunte oor die bestaanstryd van Afrikaners en Afrikaans kom hier die eerste keer voor.

Grabbed - Writers and Poets Respond to Sexual Assault (Paperback): Richard Blanco Grabbed - Writers and Poets Respond to Sexual Assault (Paperback)
Richard Blanco
R314 R258 Discovery Miles 2 580 Save R56 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Mouth Full of Blood - Essays, Speeches, Meditations (Paperback): Toni Morrison Mouth Full of Blood - Essays, Speeches, Meditations (Paperback)
Toni Morrison 1
R230 R184 Discovery Miles 1 840 Save R46 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

“She was our conscience. Our seer. Our truth-teller. She was a magician with language, who understood the power of words.” - Oprah Winfrey

A vital non-fiction collection from one of the most celebrated and revered American writers

Spanning four decades, these essays, speeches and meditations interrogate the world around us. They are concerned with race, gender and globalisation. The sweep of American history and the current state of politics. The duty of the press and the role of the artist. Throughout Mouth Full of Blood our search for truth, moral integrity and expertise is met by Toni Morrison with controlled anger, elegance and literary excellence.

The collection is structured in three parts and these are heart-stoppingly introduced by a prayer for the dead of 9/11, a meditation on Martin Luther King and a eulogy for James Baldwin. Morrison’s Nobel lecture, on the power of language, is accompanied by lectures to Amnesty International and the Newspaper Association of America.

She speaks to graduating students and visitors to both the Louvre and America’s Black Holocaust Museum. She revisitsThe Bluest Eye, Sula and Beloved; reassessing the novels that have become touchstones for generations of readers.

Mouth Full of Blood is a powerful, erudite and essential gathering of ideas that speaks to us all. It celebrates Morrison’s extraordinary contribution to the literary world.

S.A. Lit. beyond 2000 (Paperback): Michael Chapman, Margaret Lenta S.A. Lit. beyond 2000 (Paperback)
Michael Chapman, Margaret Lenta
R205 R170 Discovery Miles 1 700 Save R35 (17%) In stock

This title considers what, in South Africa, is being published and how we may value what is being published, now. 'Now' is not only post-apartheid, or after the Truth Commission - the familiar signposts - but beyond both Antjie Krog's Country of my Skull (1998), the TRC marker, and J.M. Coetzee's Disgrace (1999), a book that for many, including arguably its author, marks a point of no return in its Afro-pessimism. Looking beyond 2000, these surveys of fiction, drama, poetry and autobiographical writing include coverage of poetry in English and Afrikaans, South African Indian writing, Zulu literature, oral performance, 'queer' fiction and literature of diasporic and ecological concern. Coverage does not claim to constitute a history of the literature. Rather, the accent is on a younger generation of writers, several of whom, such as Phaswane Mpe, K. Sello Duiker, Brett Bailey, Gabeda Baderoon and Lebo Mashile, have received critical recognition. Recent winners of major literary awards like Anne Landsman, Imraan Coovadia and Sally-Ann Murray feature in commentary of what is different now to then. Many writers then, of course, continue to be writers now, and the book does not ignore the more recent work of, among others, Nadine Gordimer, J.M. Coetzee, Breyten Breytenbach, Antjie Krog, Athol Fugard, Zakes Mda, Njabulo S. Ndebele, Marlene van Niekerk, Zo Wicomb and Ivan Vladislavic. SA Lit? The contraction points to a provocation: what is South African Literature beyond 2000?

Marketing Modernisms - Self-Promotion, Canonization, Rereading (Paperback): Kevin J H Dettmar, Stephen Watt Marketing Modernisms - Self-Promotion, Canonization, Rereading (Paperback)
Kevin J H Dettmar, Stephen Watt
R1,122 Discovery Miles 11 220 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Reviewing Sex - Gender and the Reception of Victorian Novels (Hardcover, New): Nicola Diane Thompson Reviewing Sex - Gender and the Reception of Victorian Novels (Hardcover, New)
Nicola Diane Thompson
R2,089 Discovery Miles 20 890 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

When Scenes of Clerical Life appeared anonymously in 1853 the Saturday Review pictured its author, George Eliot, as a bearded Cambridge clergyman and the revered father of several children. When Anthony Trollope published Nina Balatka and Linda Tressel anonymously in 1867, the London Review argued that the internal evidence required the author to be female.

Gender played a pivotal role in the reception of Victorian novels and was not only an analytical category used by Victorian reviewers to conceptualize, interpret, and evaluate novels, but in some cases was the primary category. This book analyzes over 100 nineteenth-century reviews of several prominent novels, both canonical and non-canonical, chosen for the various ways in which they conformed with and deviated from conventional gender stereotypes. Among these titles are Charles Reade's It Is Never Too Late to Mend, Emily Bront's Wuthering Heights, Anthony Trollope's Barchester Towers and Charlotte Yonge's The Heir of Redclyffe.

This study goes beyond the intuitive notion that a double standard existed in the Victorian era which undervalues the work of women writers. Male writers, such as Trollope, were in fact also vulnerable to the masculine/feminine hierarchies of Victorian literary criticism. Some women writers, on the other hand, actually benefitted from gendered evaluations. Charlotte Yonge, for instance, conformed so closely to the ideal and idealized view of feminine writing that she is chivalrously exempted from more critical examinations of intellectual content. Having unearthed often ignored or neglected sources, Thompson examines the ways in which Victorian constructions of literary reputations were filtered through preconceptions about gender and writing.

Reviewing Sex - Gender and the Reception of Victorian Novels (Paperback, New): Nicola Diane Thompson Reviewing Sex - Gender and the Reception of Victorian Novels (Paperback, New)
Nicola Diane Thompson
R660 Discovery Miles 6 600 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

When Scenes of Clerical Life appeared anonymously in 1853 the Saturday Review pictured its author, George Eliot, as a bearded Cambridge clergyman and the revered father of several children. When Anthony Trollope published Nina Balatka and Linda Tressel anonymously in 1867, the London Review argued that the internal evidence required the author to be female.

Gender played a pivotal role in the reception of Victorian novels and was not only an analytical category used by Victorian reviewers to conceptualize, interpret, and evaluate novels, but in some cases was the primary category. This book analyzes over 100 nineteenth-century reviews of several prominent novels, both canonical and non-canonical, chosen for the various ways in which they conformed with and deviated from conventional gender stereotypes. Among these titles are Charles Reade's It Is Never Too Late to Mend, Emily Bront's Wuthering Heights, Anthony Trollope's Barchester Towers and Charlotte Yonge's The Heir of Redclyffe.

This study goes beyond the intuitive notion that a double standard existed in the Victorian era which undervalues the work of women writers. Male writers, such as Trollope, were in fact also vulnerable to the masculine/feminine hierarchies of Victorian literary criticism. Some women writers, on the other hand, actually benefitted from gendered evaluations. Charlotte Yonge, for instance, conformed so closely to the ideal and idealized view of feminine writing that she is chivalrously exempted from more critical examinations of intellectual content. Having unearthed often ignored or neglected sources, Thompson examines the ways in which Victorian constructions of literary reputations were filtered through preconceptions about gender and writing.

The Sources of Hojeda's La Cristiada (Paperback): Mary Meyer The Sources of Hojeda's La Cristiada (Paperback)
Mary Meyer
R772 Discovery Miles 7 720 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

La Cristiada, by Fray Diego de Hojeda, is one of the great religious epics of the seventeenth century. The present work, the result of a vast amount of research, attempts to discover the sources used by Hojeda. As one reads it, one feels that Hojeda must have had access to most, if not all, of the literary material available in his day the classical, medieval, Renaissance, and contemporary literatures, sacred history, and mythology, and the works of the mystics and the patristic writers. La Cristiada, so baroque in its structure, is a mirror of the times and an epitome of the learning and culture that prevailed and to which one could attain during the Golden Age of Spain. The two chapters on legends and traditions make this source study of interest not only to scholars and students of Spanish literature, but also to students of Christian lore.

Performance and Personhood in Caribbean Literature - From Alexis to the Digital Age (Paperback): Jeannine Murray-Roman Performance and Personhood in Caribbean Literature - From Alexis to the Digital Age (Paperback)
Jeannine Murray-Roman
R691 Discovery Miles 6 910 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Focusing on the literary representation of performance practices in anglophone, francophone, and hispanophone Caribbean literature, Jeannine Murray-Roman shows how a shared regional aesthetic emerges from the descriptions of music, dance, and oral storytelling events. Because the historical circumstances that led to the development of performance traditions supersede the geopolitical and linguistic divisions of colonialism, the literary uses of these traditions resonate across the linguistic boundaries of the region. The author thus identifies the aesthetic that emerges from the act of writing about live arts and moving bodies as a practice that is grounded in the historically, geographically, and culturally specific features of the Caribbean itself. Working with twentieth- and twenty-first-century sources ranging from theatrical works and novels to blogs, Murray-Roman examines the ways in which writers such as Jacques Stephen Alexis, Zoe Valdes, Rosario Ferre, Patrick Chamoiseau, and Marlon James experiment with textually compensating for the loss of the corporeality of live relationship in performance traditions. Through their exploration of the interaction of literature and performance, she argues, Caribbean writers themselves offer a mode of bridging the disjunction between cultural and philosophical approaches within Caribbean studies.

John Milton: Twentieth Century Perspectives (Hardcover): Martin Evans John Milton: Twentieth Century Perspectives (Hardcover)
Martin Evans
R14,311 Discovery Miles 143 110 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In this unique five-volume set, students will encounter the twentieth century's most influential and representative Milton scholarship. Treating his life, as well as the full scope of his poetry and prose works, the thematically organized papers have been selected and arranged by a leading Milton scholar with an eye toward the key issues covered in virtually any course on the poet and his writings.
Available as a full set or individually, the volumes include:
* Vol. 1: " The Man and the Author"
352 pp * [0-415-94047-8]
* Vol. 2: "The" "Early Poems"
352 pp * [0-415-94048-6]
* Vol. 3: "Prose"
352 pp * [0-415-94049-4]
* Vol. 4: "Paradise Lost"
352 pp * [0-415-94050-8]
* Vol. 5: "Paradise Regained and Samson Agonistes"
352 pp * [0-415-94051-6]

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