By Joyce Carol Oates
Princeton, New Jersey, on the flip of the 20 th century: a genteel city for genteel souls. yet whatever darkish and hazardous lurks at its edges, corrupting and infecting its citizens. Vampires and ghosts hang-out the desires of the blameless and a strong curse besets the households of the elite–their daughters start disappearing. And within the Pine Barrens that border the city, a lush and terrifying underworld opens up.
When a shape-shifting, vaguely eu prince, who could simply be the satan, abducts a tender bride at the verge of the altar, her brother units out opposed to all odds to discover her. His course will pass these of Princeton's such a lot ambitious humans, together with Grover Cleveland, clean out of his moment time period within the White apartment, soon-to-be commander in leader Woodrow Wilson, a posh person obsessed to the purpose of insanity together with his have to preserve energy, the younger idealist Upton Sinclair and his charismatic comrade Jack London, and the main recognized author of the period, Mark Twain–all of whom are laid low with "accursed" visions.
First released in 1976, Raymond Williams' hugely acclaimed Keywords: A Vocabulary of tradition and Society is a set of energetic essays on phrases which are severe to realizing the fashionable international. In those essays, Williams, a popular cultural critic, demonstrates how those keyword phrases tackle new meanings and the way those alterations mirror the political bent and values of our earlier and present society. He selected phrases either crucial and intangible--words like nature, underprivileged, undefined, liberal, violence, to call a few--and, through tracing their etymology and evolution, grounds them in a much wider political and cultural framework. the result's an illuminating account of the critical vocabulary of ideological debate in English within the glossy interval.
This version includes a new unique foreword via Colin MacCabe, distinctive Professor of English and Literature, college of Pittsburgh, that displays at the value of Williams' existence and paintings. Keywords is still as correct this present day because it used to be over thirty years in the past, providing a provocative learn of our language and an insightful examine the society within which we live.
Ovid is among the maximum poets within the Classical culture and Western literature. This e-book represents the main accomplished research thus far of his early output as a unified literary creation. to begin with, the ebook proposes new methods of establishing this a part of Ovid's poetic occupation, the chronology of that is notoriously tricky to set up. subsequent, through combining textual feedback with matters in relation to manuscript transmission, the publication decisively counters arguments levelled opposed to the authenticity of Heroides 15, which for this reason makes it possible for a revaluation of Ovid's early output. moreover, via concentrating on the literary gadget of allusion, the e-book stresses the significance of Ovid's unmarried Heroides 1-15 in dating together with his Amores I-III, Ars amatoria I-III and Remedia amoris. ultimately, the ebook identifies 3 different types of Ovidian poetics which are present in his early poetry and that time in the direction of the works of fantasy and exile that in his later occupation.
By Leslie Lehr
"A fast paced and gripping exploration of a mother's love. a robust affecting novel." —Heather Gudenkauf, manhattan Times bestselling writer of The Weight of Silence and One Breath Away
How a long way Will a mom visit locate Her Daughter?
Michelle Mason can't keep in mind that day, that force, that terrible crash that killed the younger guy in her automobile. All she is aware is she's being held dependable, and her daughter is missing.
Despite a shaky marriage, a threatening lawsuit, and troubling flashbacks urgent in on her, Michelle throws herself into looking out. Her daughter within the one one who may be aware of what rather occurred that day, however the deeper Michelle digs, the extra she questions the innocence of these closest to her, even herself. As her seek hurtles towards a shattering revelation, Michelle needs to face the most important problem of her life.
A poignant tale of the unshakable bond among mom and baby, What a mom Knows is set discovering the fact that can set love free.
"Her characters are so real...They'll follow you lengthy after the booklet ends." —Hope Edelman, Motherless Daughters
"A poignant, strong novel." —Jillian Medoff, bestselling writer of I Couldn't Love You More and Hunger Point
By Rachel Greenwald Smith
Rachel Greenwald Smith's impact and American Literature within the Age of Neoliberalism examines the connection among American literature and politics within the 20th- and twenty-first centuries. Smith contends that the illustration of feelings in modern fiction emphasizes the private lives of characters at a time whilst there's an extraordinary, and infrequently harmful, specialize in the person in American lifestyles. via readings of works by way of Paul Auster, Karen Tei Yamashita, Ben Marcus, Lydia Millet, and others who degree experiments within the dating among feeling and shape, Smith argues for the centrality of a counter-tradition in modern literature inquisitive about impersonal emotions: emotions that problem the neoliberal concept that feelings are the valuables of the self.
By Heather O'Donoghue
English Poetry and outdated Norse fantasy: A History strains the impact of previous Norse fable -- tales and poems in regards to the standard gods and goddesses of the pagan North, comparable to Odin, Thor, Baldr and Freyja -- on poetry in English from Anglo-Saxon occasions to the current day. Especial care is taken to figure out the proper shape within which those poets encountered the mythic fabric, in order that the e-book strains a parallel historical past of the sluggish dissemination of outdated Norse mythic texts.
Very many significant poets have been encouraged through outdated Norse fable. a few, for example the Anglo-Saxon poet of Beowulf, or a lot later, Sir Walter Scott, used previous Norse mythic references to lend dramatic color and obvious authenticity to their presentation of a far off Northern previous. Others, like Thomas grey, or Matthew Arnold, tailored outdated Norse mythological poems and tales in methods which either answered to and helped to shape the literary tastes in their personal occasions. nonetheless others, similar to William Blake, or David Jones, transformed and integrated celebrated components of Norse delusion - valkyries weaving the fates of guys, or the good international Tree Yggdrasill on which Odin sacrificed himself - as own symbols of their personal poetry. This publication additionally considers much less ordinary literary figures, exhibiting how an incredibly huge variety of poets in English engaged in person methods with previous Norse delusion. English Poetry and outdated Norse delusion: A History demonstrates how attitudes in the direction of the pagan mythology of the north swap through the years, yet finds that poets have constantly famous outdated Norse delusion as an essential component of the literary, political and historic legacy of the English-speaking world.
By David Staines
Tennyson used to be approximately fifty while he started to write his significant Arthurian poem, the Idylls of the King. From his earliest years the legends of King Arthur, "the maximum of all poetical subjects" as he referred to as them, had involved and haunted him. As a baby he were acquainted with Malory; all through his existence he learn all on hand medieval writing on the topic of thestory of Camelot.
By Janet Frame
From the writer of An Angel at My Table comes an exquisitely written novel of exile and go back, homesickness and belonging. Written in 1963 while Janet body used to be dwelling in London, this is often of a unique she thought of too own to be released whereas she used to be alive.