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Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Allusions

By Elizabeth Webber,Mike Feinsilber
  • ISBN Code: : 9780877796282
  • Publisher : Merriam-Webster
  • Pages : 592
  • Category : Reference
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"A guide to references commonly used in speech and writing. Explains more than 900 allusions. Entries include examples from today's leading media. A must for serious readers, language lovers, and ESL students."

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  • Book Code : 030682227X
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 462
  • Pdf File: rebel-souls.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Brilliant portrait of a time and place that launched American Bohemia and liberated the genius of Walt Whitman

Encyclopedia of Beasts and Monsters in Myth, Legend and Folklore

By Theresa Bane
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 147662268X
  • Total of Pages : 428
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 322
  • Pdf File: encyclopedia-of-beasts-and-monsters-in-myth-legend-and-folklore.pdf

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“Here there be dragons”—this notation was often made on ancient maps to indicate the edges of the known world and what lay beyond. Heroes who ventured there were only as great as the beasts they encountered. This encyclopedia contains more than 2,200 monsters of myth and folklore, who both made life difficult for humans and fought by their side. Entries describe the appearance, behavior, and cultural origin of mythic creatures well-known and obscure, collected from traditions around the world.

An Introduction to Critical Theory

By Jennifer Rich
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Humanities-Ebooks
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 82
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 601
  • Pdf File: an-introduction-to-critical-theory.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Surveys key theorists in twentieth-century literary, cultural and historical theory. Each chapter considers different theoretical movements within the corpus of Critical Theory. The text covers the following key critical theories with detailed explication.

Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature

By Merriam-Webster, Inc,MERRIAM-WEBSTER STAFF,Encyclopaedia Britannica Publishers, Inc. Staff
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Merriam-Webster
  • Book Code : 9780877790426
  • Total of Pages : 1236
  • Category : Reference
  • Members : 779
  • Pdf File: merriam-webster-s-encyclopedia-of-literature.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Describes authors, works, and literary terms from all eras and all parts of the world.

A Companion to V.

By J. Kerry Grant
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : University of Georgia Press
  • Book Code : 0820340774
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 477
  • Pdf File: a-companion-to-v.pdf

Book Short Summary:

To the uninitiated, Thomas Pynchon’s V. seems to defy comprehension with its open-ended and fragmented narrative, huge cast of characters (some 150 of them), and wide range of often obscure references. J. Kerry Grant’s Companion to “V.” takes us through the novel chapter by chapter, breaking through its daunting surface by summarizing events and clarifying Pynchon’s many allusions. The Companion draws extensively from existing critical and explicative work on V. to suggest the range of interpretations that the novel can support. The hundreds of notes that comprise the Companion are keyed to the three most widely cited editions of V. Most notes are interpretive, but some also provide historical and cultural contexts or help to resurrect other nuances of meaning. Because it does not constitute a particular “reading” of, or “take” on, the novel, the Companion will appeal to a wide range of users. Rather than attempting to make final sense of the novel, the Companion exposes and demystifies Pynchon’s intent to play with our conventional attitudes about fiction.

Handbook of Reference Sources and Services for Small and Medium-sized Libraries

By Margaret Irby Nichols
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : DIANE Publishing
  • Book Code : 0788131435
  • Total of Pages : 199
  • Category : Reference books
  • Members : 266
  • Pdf File: handbook-of-reference-sources-and-services-for-small-and-medium-sized-libraries.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Lists over 750 sources focusing on the reference needs of adults. The primary objective was to select quality reference tools which cover many different topics. Topics include general works, biography, philosophy, religion, language, literature, visual arts, applied sciences, sports and recreation, home life, social customs and education.

The Underdog in American Politics

By K. Trautman
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 0230107702
  • Total of Pages : 265
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 788
  • Pdf File: the-underdog-in-american-politics.pdf

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One major party in American politics, the Democrats, has consciously identified itself with underdogs. This book analyzes the relationship between the party and the main political ideology of its base: liberalism.

Women in Republican China: A Sourcebook

By Hua R. Lan,Vanessa L. Fong
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317325214
  • Total of Pages : 280
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 828
  • Pdf File: women-in-republican-china.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Exploring one of the most dynamic and contested regions of the world, this series includes works on political, economic, cultural, and social changes in modern and contemporary Asia and the Pacific.

The Seductiveness of Virtue

By John J. Fitzgerald
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 0567657019
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 288
  • Pdf File: the-seductiveness-of-virtue.pdf

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John J. Fitzgerald addresses here one of life's enduring questions - how to achieve personal fulfillment and more specifically whether we can do so through ethical conduct. He focuses on two significant twentieth-century theologians - Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel and Pope John Paul II - seeing both as fitting dialogue partners, given the former's influence on the Second Vatican Council's deliberations on the Jews, and the latter's groundbreaking overtures to the Jews in the wake of his experiences in Poland before and during World War II. Fitzgerald demonstrates that Heschel and John Paul II both suggest that doing good generally leads us to growth in various components of personal fulfillment, such as happiness, meaning in life, and freedom from selfish desires. There are, however, some key differences between the two theologians - John Paul II emphasizes more strongly the relationship between acting well and attaining eternal life, whereas Heschel wrestles more openly with the possibility that religious commitment ultimately involves anxiety and sadness. By examining historical and contemporary analyses, including the work of the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, the philosopher Peter Singer, and some present-day psychologists, Fitzgerald builds a narrative that shows the promise and limits of Heschel's and John Paul II's views.