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Download The Palaeography of Gothic Manuscript Books: From the by Albert Derolez PDF

By Albert Derolez

Albert Derolez has constructed new terminology for describing the several scripts during this targeted examine of handwriting in manuscript books produced in western and principal Europe from c.1100 to c.1530. This makes Derolez's survey special and an incredible software for all attracted to late-medieval e-book and handwriting tradition. The textual content is illustrated with six hundred drawings of letter-forms and a hundred and sixty pictures of elements of manuscripts reproduced to actual-size.

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Download The Tigress in the Snow: Motherhood and Literature in by Laura Benedetti PDF

By Laura Benedetti

The Tigress within the Snow explores how literature reacted to, stimulated, and formed the evolving proposal of motherhood in twentieth-century Italy.

From the late-nineteenth century rhetorical social gathering of the mum as Madonna, to the Fascist regime's demographic crusade and feminist revisions of the maternal function, Laura Benedetti indicates how the mother's social prestige was once a website of continuing negotiation in Italy over the last century and the way this negotiation got here to be represented in literature. to demonstrate her topic, she stresses either similarities and transformations between 4 generations of girls writers, in addition to their advanced interplay with their male opposite numbers, and their reactions to alterations in Italian society.

The Tigress within the Snow highlights literature's position within the formation of cultural discourses correct as much as the sunrise of the twenty-first century. An exciting examine the altering nature of motherhood in a rustic that has constantly valued the maternal establishment, this quantity is going additional to teach how literature investigates, shapes, and envisions social versions for the current and future.

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Download The Poetics of Description: Imagined Places in European by Janice Hewlett Koelb PDF

By Janice Hewlett Koelb

This booklet tells a extraordinary tale that starts off in classical antiquity with ecphrasis, the artwork of describing the realm so vividly that the viewers might develop into innovative eyewitnesses, and the occasions that brought on an incredible of immediacy to be remodeled into approximately its contrary, a preoccupation with illustration of illustration.

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Download Thomas Merton and the Inclusive Imagination by Ross Labrie PDF

By Ross Labrie

Thomas Merton (1915-1968) was once a Roman Catholic priest, a Trappist monk, a social activist, and a poet. writer of the prestigious autobiography The Seven Storey Mountain, Merton has been defined because the most crucial American spiritual author of the prior hundred years. one of many extraordinary features of Merton's writing, either in poetry and in prose, was once his seamless intermingling of spiritual and Romantic parts, an intermingling that, due to his presents as a author and thanks to his huge, immense effect, has had the influence of constructing frequent a particular kind of spiritual idea and expression. In Thomas Merton and the Inclusive Imagination, Ross Labrie unearths the breadth of Merton's highbrow achieve through taking an unique and systematic examine Merton's concept, that is quite often considered as eclectic and unsystematic.

What captured Merton's cognizance approximately Romanticism and mysticism and what held his consciousness nearly all his lifestyles used to be his recognition of the ontological value of solidarity and wholeness. although he was once faraway from being a scientific philosopher, Merton's writings shape a coherent entire whilst thought of from the perspective of his emphasis on solidarity and wholeness. Labrie skillfully examines Merton's letters, journals, and person works to teach the whole expanse of his contribution. through the use of insights from the Romantic literary culture and from the magical culture, the writer is ready to make experience of Merton's writings from all classes of his existence. even if Labrie covers such sweeping subject matters as realization, self, being, nature, time, fable, tradition, and individuation, ultimate interested in Merton's particular, targeted contributions in each one area.

This thought-provoking paintings, which takes into consideration fabric from the new complete ebook of Merton's journals and from his Columbia collage notebooks on Romanticism, not just indicates Merton's highbrow progress yet offers a glance at his expansive pursuits besides. Thomas Merton and the Inclusive Imagination will make an important contribution to Merton studies.

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Download Antonin Artaud’s Alternate Genealogies: Self-Portraits and by John C. Stout PDF

By John C. Stout

such a lot readers understand Antonin Artaud as a theorist of the theatre and as a playwright, director and actor manqué. Now, John C. Stout’s hugely unique research installs Artaud as a author and theorist of biography.

In Alternate Genealogies Stout analyzes separate yet interrelated preoccupations principal to Artaud’s paintings: the self-portrait and the relations romance. He indicates how Artaud, in different very important yet quite overlooked texts, rewrites the existence tales of old and literary figures with whom he identifies (for instance, Paolo Ucello, Abelard, Van Gogh and Shelley’s Francesco Cenci) in an try and reinvent himself throughout the photograph, or existence, of one other. during the publication Stout focusses on Artaud’s struggles to get better the feel of self that eludes him and to grasp the reproductive method by way of recreating the relatives in — and as — his personal fantasies of it. With this learn John C. Stout has additional significantly to our realizing of Artaud.

His e-book could be a lot favored through theatre students, Artaud experts, Freudians, Lacanians and either theorists and practitioners of existence writing.

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Download Romance and Love in Late Medieval and Early Modern Iceland: by Johanna Denzin, Kirsten Wolf PDF

By Johanna Denzin, Kirsten Wolf

Islandica LIV"The international of romance, even if secular or sacred, is frequently fraught with problems. fanatics are parted and feature to fight to be reunited, monsters or evil stepmothers must be defeated, and the power of one's devotion to God or the Virgin Mary should be established. students of medieval romance themselves frequently come upon a thicket of theoretical or philological thorns to plow through, yet as all fanatics of an outstanding romance comprehend, the protagonist is often rewarded for their kindness, wit, labor, and perseverance."―from Romance and Love in past due Medieval and Early sleek IcelandMarianne Kalinke, who retired from the collage of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in could 2006, made profound contributions in outdated Norse-Icelandic literature over her unique profession of training and writing. She could be most sensible identified for her Bridal-Quest Romance in Medieval Iceland, additionally within the Islandica sequence. This quantity in her honor gains new essays via fourteen authors at the subject matter of previous Norse-Icelandic romance and love. a number of chapters learn love among a guy and a girl with unique specialize in the ways that the Sagas of Icelanders vary from courtly romances; tragic and comedian components of Icelandic stories of affection; and the differing societal roles of ladies and males. different chapters discover the intersection of folklore, mythology, and romance; the function of dwarfs in fourteenth-century Icelandic romances; and the features that distinguish heroic epics from romances. facets of affection as expressed via faith are highlighted in chapters on sacred and hagiographic texts. For extra in regards to the Islandica sequence, stopover at http://cip.cornell.edu/Islandica.

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Download Rape and Ravishment in the Literature of Medieval England by Corinne Saunders PDF

By Corinne Saunders

This paintings explores and untangles the topic of rape, and its counterpart ravishment, in Anglo-French cultural culture among the disintegration of the classical international and the Renaissance. Tracing debate and discussion throughout highbrow and literary discourses, Corinne Saunders locations heart English literary portrayals of rape and ravishment within the context of transferring criminal, theological and clinical attitudes. The therapy of rape and ravishment is taken into account throughout quite a lot of literary genres: hagiography, the place woman saints are many times threatened with rape; mythical historical past, as within the tales of Lucretia and Helen; and romance, the place acts of rape and ravishment problem and form chivalric order, and romance heroes are conceived via rape. eventually, the ways that Malory and Chaucer write and rewrite rape and ravishment are tested.

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