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A Shropshire Lad and Other Poems

By A.E. Housman
  • ISBN Code: : 0141919159
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Poetry
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A. E. Housman was one of the best-loved poets of his day, whose poems conjure up a potent and idyllic rural world imbued with a poignant sense of loss. They are expressed in simple rhythms, yet show a fine ear for the subtleties of metre and alliteration. His scope is wide - ranging from religious doubt to intense nostalgia for the countryside. This volume brings together 'A Shropshire Lad' (1896) and 'Last Poems' (1922), along with the posthumous selections 'More Poems' and 'Additional Poems', and three translations of extracts from Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides that display his mastery of Classical literature.

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Britain by the Book

By Oliver Tearle
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  • Publisher : John Murray
  • Book Code : 1473666023
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : History
  • Members : 104
  • Pdf File: britain.pdf

Book Short Summary:

What caused Dickens to leap out of bed one night and walk 30 miles from London to Kent? How did a small town on the Welsh borders become the second-hand bookshop capital of the world? Why did a jellyfish persuade Evelyn Waugh to abandon his suicide attempt in North Wales? A multitude of curious questions are answered in Britain by the Book, a fascinating travelogue with a literary theme, taking in unusual writers' haunts and the surprising places that inspired some of our favourite fictional locations. We'll learn why Thomas Hardy was buried twice, how a librarian in Manchester invented the thesaurus as a means of coping with depression, and why Agatha Christie was investigated by MI5 during the Second World War. The map of Britain that emerges is one dotted with interesting literary stories and bookish curiosities.

Index to Poetry in Music

By Carol June Bradley
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1135381275
  • Total of Pages : 1008
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 669
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First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Letters of A. E. Housman

By Archie Burnett
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  • Publisher : Clarendon Press
  • Book Code : 0191568538
  • Total of Pages : 1296
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Members : 679
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Book Short Summary:

The Letters of A. E. Housman is a scholarly edition of over 2200 letters. (The previous edition, edited by Henry Maas, contained just over 880.) The letters cover the whole range of Housman's daily activities, whether he writes as poet, Professor of Latin, son, brother, uncle, friend, or citizen. Thus they allow the fullest possible revelation of a man whose reserve was legendary. He emerges as a more amiable, more sociable, more generous, more painstaking, and more complex person than has previously been realized. In most cases the source of the text is a manuscript, and this has resulted in a text that is more accurate and more complete than any previously available. Accompanying the text are notes covering persons and places, poetry, classical scholarship, publishing history, and literary allusion and echo.

The Lyric in Victorian Memory

By Veronica Alfano
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3319513079
  • Total of Pages : 372
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 383
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Book Short Summary:

This book is a study of nineteenth-century poems that remember, yearn for, fixate on, and forget the past. Reflecting the current critical drive to reconcile formalist and historicist approaches to literature, it uses close readings to trace the complex interactions between memory as a theme and the (often-memorable) formal traits – such as brevity, stanzaic structure, and sonic repetition – that appear in the lyrics examined. This book considers the interwoven nature of remembering and forgetting in the work of four Victorian poets. It uses this theme to shed new light on the relationship between lyric and narrative, on the connections between gender and genre, and on the way in which Victorians represented and commemorated the past.

A New English Music

By Tim Rayborn
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 1476624941
  • Total of Pages : 312
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 926
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Book Short Summary:

The turn of the 20th century was a time of great change in Britain. The empire saw its global influence waning and its traditional social structures challenged. There was a growing weariness of industrialism and a desire to rediscover tradition and the roots of English heritage. A new interest in English folk song and dance inspired art music, which many believed was seeing a renaissance after a period of stagnation since the 18th century. This book focuses on the lives of seven composers—Ralph Vaughan Williams, Gustav Holst, Ernest Moeran, George Butterworth, Philip Heseltine (Peter Warlock), Gerald Finzi and Percy Grainger—whose work was influenced by folk songs and early music. Each chapter provides an historical background and tells the fascinating story of a musical life.

Reluctant Modernists

By Peter Edgerly Firchow,Janice Rossen
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  • Publisher : LIT Verlag Münster
  • Book Code : 9783825859626
  • Total of Pages : 315
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Members : 158
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Book Short Summary:

The essays collected here deal with modernist writers who, on the whole, felt 'reluctant' about their modernist status because they believed that it was just as important to look backward as it was to look forward. Indeed, for most of them looking backward was more important because it was only through the past that one could understand one's proper place in the present and in the future. That is why in Huxley's Brave New World it is the rejection of the past in the future - and by implication in the present - that makes its satire so penetrating. Modernism, in other words, means for these writers not a radical break with the past but a continuing search for what still connects them (and us) vitally with it. Peter Firchow, Professor of English at the University of Minnesota, is the author of several books on modern and modernist literary subjects, including books on Huxley, Conrad, and Auden. The publication of some of his hitherto uncollected essays in this volume is intended to honor

The Hemingway Short Story

By George Monteiro
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 1476629188
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 749
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Book Short Summary:

Ernest Hemingway revolutionized the American short story, establishing himself as a master of realist fiction in the tradition of Guy de Mauppasant. Yet none of Hemingway’s emulators has succeeded in duplicating his understated, minimalist style. In his Iceberg Theory of fiction, only the tip of the story is seen on the surface—the rest is submerged out of sight. This study surveys the scope of Hemingway’s mastery of the short story form, enabling a fuller understanding of such works as “Indian Camp,” “Big Two-Hearted River,” “The Killers,” “The Mother of a Queen,” “In Another Country,” “Hills Like White Elephants,” “The Snows of Kilimanjaro,” and “The Mercenaries,” among many others. All 13 stories from his underrated Winner Take Nothing collection are evaluated in detail.