Modern Sonneteers, Hilary Mantel, and Critical Letters Book

Modern Sonneteers, Hilary Mantel, and Critical Letters | Download eBook Read Pdf-ePub-Kindle

Download full pdf book Modern Sonneteers, Hilary Mantel, and Critical Letters by Ethan Lewis available in full 251 pages, and make sure to check out other latest books Literary Collections related to Modern Sonneteers, Hilary Mantel, and Critical Letters below.

Modern Sonneteers, Hilary Mantel, and Critical Letters

By Ethan Lewis
  • ISBN Code: : 1527564452
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Pages : 251
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Reads : 521
  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : modern-sonneteers-hilary-mantel-and-critical-letters.pdf

Book Excerpt :

This series of critiques serves to help demarcate, as well as add to, three specific literary forums. The first section of the book, Modern Sonneteers, discusses the genre plied by countless pens since Petrarch’s inception of the sonnet, honed by Shakespeare, and cultivated through Donne, Milton, Keats, and Wordsworth, among others, showing that it thrives still. The twentieth century yielded a second Sonnet Golden Age reminiscent of the first at the apex of the English Renaissance. Auden, Borges, Cummings, Larkin, and Stokes comprise part of the cadre of recent masters. The second part of the book, Homage to Hilary Mantel, comprises half-a-dozen pieces on a pre-eminent novelist of our time, whose most notable achievement, The Thomas Cromwell Trilogy, enshrines and reconceives an earlier time. In counterpoint to her historical fiction, literary analyses of Mantel are of necessity new. The essays gathered here shed light on her work, and spur further inquiry. The third section, Critical Letters in Critical Times, compasses pensees written to students, colleagues, and friends regarding Shakespeare, Borges, Nabokov, Wordsworth, Tartt, Schmidt, poetry and ethics, and the sublime. Most of this work is predicated on our unprecedented circumstances ensuing from the COVID-19 pandemic. It stands to reason that our literary analyses will be colored by our situation for some critical times to come.

Recommended Books For Reading

  • Anagram Solver
    Anagram Solver

    A Book written by Bloomsbury Publishing, published by Bloomsbury Publishing 2009-01-01 - 720 pages - part of Games & Activities books.

    Get eBook
  • Love and its Critics
    Love and its Critics

    A Book written by Michael Bryson,Arpi Movsesian, published by Open Book Publishers 2017-07-10 - 576 pages - part of Literary Criticism books.

    Get eBook
  • Merriam-Webster's Rhyming Dictionary
    Merriam-Webster's Rhyming Dictionary

    A Book written by Merriam-Webster, Inc, published by Merriam-Webster 2002 - 340 pages - part of Reference books.

    Get eBook
  • Text Typology and Translation
    Text Typology and Translation

    A Book written by Anna Trosborg, published by John Benjamins Publishing 1997-11-27 - 345 pages - part of Language Arts & Disciplines books.

    Get eBook
  • Rock, Paper, Scissors
    Rock, Paper, Scissors

    A Book written by Maxim Osipov, published by New York Review of Books 2019-04-09 - 304 pages - part of Fiction books.

    Get eBook
  • Moscow Tales
    Moscow Tales

    A Book written by Helen Constantine, published by OUP Oxford 2013-10-31 - 416 pages - part of Literary Collections books.

    Get eBook
  • Sappho and Phaon
    Sappho and Phaon

    A Book written by Mary Robinson, published by Library of Alexandria 2001 - pages - part of books.

    Get eBook

Read Also This Books

The Afterlife of Anne Boleyn

By Stephanie Russo
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Book Code : 3030586138
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : History
  • Members : 294
  • Pdf File: the-afterlife-of-anne-boleyn.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book explores 500 years of poetry, drama, novels, television and films about Anne Boleyn. Hundreds of writers across the centuries have been drawn to reimagine the story of her rise and fall. The Afterlife of Anne Boleyn tells the story of centuries of these shifting and often contradictory ways of understanding the narrative of Henry VIII’s most infamous queen. Since her execution on 19 May 1536, Anne’s life and body has been a site upon which competing religious, political and sexual ideologies have been inscribed; a practice that continues to this day. From the poetry of Thomas Wyatt to the songs of the hit pop musical Six, The Afterlife of Anne Boleyn takes as its central contention the belief that the mythology that surrounds Anne Boleyn is as interesting, revealing, and surprising as the woman herself.

The Prank

By Anton Chekhov
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : New York Review of Books
  • Book Code : 1590178378
  • Total of Pages : 144
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 271
  • Pdf File: the-prank.pdf

Book Short Summary:

An NYRB Classics Original The Prank is Chekhov’s own selection of the best of his early work, the first book he put together and the first book he hoped to publish. Assembled in 1882, with illustrations by Nikolay Chekhov, the book was then presented to the censor for approval—which was denied. Now, more than a hundred and thirty years later, The Prank appears here for the first time in any language. At the start of his twenties, when he was still in medical school, Anton Chekhov was also busily setting himself up as a prolific and popular writer. Appearing in a wide range of periodicals, his shrewd, stinging, funny stories and sketches turned a mocking eye on the mating rituals and money-grubbing habits of the middle classes, the pretensions of aspiring artists and writers, bureaucratic corruption, drunken clowning, provincial ignorance, petty cruelty—on Russian life, in short. Chekhov was already developing his distinctive ear for spoken language, its opacities and evasions, the clichés we shelter behind and the clichés that betray us. The lively stories in The Prank feature both the themes and the characteristic tone that make Chekhov among the most influential and beloved of modern writers.

The Wide Net

By Eudora Welty
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Book Code : 0547636911
  • Total of Pages : 231
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 113
  • Pdf File: the-wide-net.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The classic short story collection of Southern life by the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Optimist’s Daughter. These eight stories reveal the singular imaginative power of one of America's most admired writers. Set in the region of the Old Natchez Trace along the lower Mississippi, the stories dip in and out of history and range from virgin wilderness to a bar in New Orleans. In “First Love,” set in 1807, a deaf and orphaned boot-boy has a remarkable encounter with a man accused of treason, Aaron Burr. “Asphodel” ingeniously recreates a classic legend in the Old South. And the title story captures a moment in time for a pregnant woman and her young husband who has stayed out all night. In each story, Miss Welty sustains the high level of performance that, throughout her distinguished career, has won her numerous literary awards. "Miss Welty runs a photofinish with the finest prose artists of her time." —Time

Women Writers and the Hero of Romance

By J. Wilt
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137426985
  • Total of Pages : 228
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 706
  • Pdf File: women-writers-and-the-hero-of-romance.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Women Writers and the Hero of Romance studies the nature of the hero and his meaning for the female seeker, or quester, in romance fiction from Wuthering Heights to Fifty Shades of Grey. The book includes chapters on Wuthering Heights, Middlemarch, The Scarlet Pimpernel, The Sheik, and the novels of Ayn Rand and Dorothy Dunnett.

The Million Word Crossword Dictionary

By Stanley Newman,Daniel Stark
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0061748005
  • Total of Pages : 1280
  • Category : Games & Activities
  • Members : 181
  • Pdf File: the-million-word-crossword-dictionary.pdf

Book Short Summary:

With more than 1,300,000 answers, this volume contains more than twice as many words as any other crossword dictionary. Meticulously compiled by two crossword professionals with a combined fifty years in the field and based on a massive analysis of current crosswords, there has never been a crossword dictionary with the breadth, depth, and currency of this one. From Jim Carrey to Sister Carrie, Homer Simpson to Homer’s Iliad, the wide-ranging entries include 500,000+ synonyms, 3,000+ literary works, 3,000+ films, 20,000+ famous people from all fields, and more than 50,000 fill-in-the-blank clues so popular in today’s crosswords. Featuring an introduction by New York Times crossword editor Will Shortz, The Million Word Crossword Dictionary makes every other crossword dictionary obsolete. This edition offers thousands of new entries, including slang terms; brand names; celebrity names; and films, novelists’ works, sports Hall of Famers, automobile models, and more. The larger type size makes finding the answers easier than ever.

Lanyer: A Renaissance Woman Poet

By Susanne Woods
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 9780195352344
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 587
  • Pdf File: lanyer.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Aemilia Bassano Lanyer published poetry to and for women in 1611, at the height of the largely misogynistic reign of James I. Her verse complements and extends our view of her contemporaries, such as Spenser, Shakespeare, Jonson, and Donne, whose work in turn provides a context for her unique and engaging voice. This book situates Lanyer within the rich tradition of Jacobean poetry.


By Simon May
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Book Code : 0300177232
  • Total of Pages : 313
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 545
  • Pdf File: love.pdf

Book Short Summary:

“What is love? May plunders Western poetry, philosophy and psychology to find answers . . . Thought-provoking stuff” (The Sunday Telegraph). Love—unconditional, selfless, unchanging, sincere, and totally accepting—is worshipped today as the West’s only universal religion. To challenge it is one of our few remaining taboos. In this path-breaking and superbly written book, philosopher Simon May does just that, dissecting our ideas of love and showing how they are the product of a long and powerful cultural heritage. Tracing over twenty-five hundred years of human thought and history, May shows how our idea of love developed from its Hebraic and Greek origins alongside Christianity until, during the last two centuries, “God is love” became “love is God”—so hubristic, so escapist, so untruthful to the real nature of love, that it has booby-trapped relationships everywhere with deluded expectations. Brilliantly, May explores the very different philosophers and writers, both skeptics and believers, who dared to think differently: from Aristotle’s perfect friendship and Ovid’s celebration of sex and “the chase,” to Rousseau’s personal authenticity, Nietzsche’s affirmation, Freud’s concepts of loss and mourning, and boredom in Proust. Against our belief that love is an all-powerful solution to finding meaning, security, and happiness in life, May reveals with great clarity what love actually is—and what it means. “The most persuasive account of love’s nature I have ever read.” —Financial Times “Intellectually engaging . . . Provocative.” —The Wall Street Journal