By C. W. Sullivan III
At the shut of the 19th century, American youths constructed a turning out to be curiosity in electrical energy and its purposes, machines, and gadgetry. whilst authors and publishers famous the level of this curiosity in know-how, they sought to create studying fabrics that may meet this industry desire. the end result used to be technological know-how fiction written specially for teenagers. whereas critics tended to forget younger grownup technological know-how fiction for many years, they steadily got here to acknowledge its functional and cultural price. technological know-how fiction encouraged many teenagers to review technology and engineering and helped foster technological innovation. whilst, those works additionally explored cultural and social issues commonly linked to severe literature. Nor was once younger grownup technological know-how fiction a principally American phenomenon: authors in different international locations likewise wrote technological know-how fiction for younger grownup readers. This ebook examines younger grownup technological know-how fiction within the U.S. and a number of other nations and explores matters principal to the genre.
The first a part of the e-book treats the bigger contexts of younger grownup technological know-how fiction and contains chapters on its heritage and improvement. integrated are discussions of technological know-how fiction for teens within the U.S. and in Canada, nice Britain, Germany, and Australia. those chapters are written by way of professional participants and chart the heritage of younger grownup technological know-how fiction from the 19th century to the current. the second one element of the booklet considers issues of certain curiosity to younger grownup technological know-how fiction. the various chapters examine specific kinds and expressions of technological know-how fiction, similar to movies and comedian books. Others deal with specific subject matters, reminiscent of the portrayal of ladies in Robert Heinlein's works and representations of battle in younger grownup technological know-how fiction. one more bankruptcy stories the younger grownup technology fiction novel as a coming-of-age tale and therefore is helping distinguish the style from technological know-how fiction written for grownup readers. All chapters replicate present study, and the amount concludes with wide bibliographies.
By Chris Baldick
From Jacques Derrida's différance to Henry James's ficelle, the vocabulary of literary idea and feedback can look tough if no longer opaque. but a snatch of those phrases can frequently increase our leisure and knowing of literature. to aid make clear the reader's bafflement, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms presents succinct and infrequently witty reasons of over 1000 phrases, overlaying every thing from the traditional dithyramb to the modern dub poetry, from the preferred bodice-ripper to the aristocratic masque, and from the social realism of Stalin's period to the magic realism of Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Salman Rushdie.
Baldick offers the clearest assurance on hand of the newly coined phrases of vital modern theories--such as post-structuralism, deconstruction, semiotics, reader-response criticism--offering lucid, updated definitions of phrases corresponding to logocentrism, metacriticism, gynocriticism, narratology, and foregrounding. after all, he additionally comprises huge assurance of conventional drama, versification, rhetoric, and literary background, of literary colleges from Alexandrianism to Transcendentalism, and of phrases from languages except English, reminiscent of samizdat, Grand Guignol, and negritude. all through, the author's emphasis is on supporting readers use those phrases extra expectantly, no matter if in writing (he contains plural and adjectival kinds, and different suitable derivations) or in talking (easy-to-use pronunciation publications make clear greater than 2 hundred almost certainly difficult terms). furthermore, the dictionary is punctiliously cross-referenced.
A version reference booklet, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms will turn out valuable for either normal readers and literature scholars in any respect degrees.
By Anne McConnell
Maurice Blanchot (1907-2003), probably the most influential figures of twentieth-century French literature, produced a large choice of essays and fictions that contemplate the complexities of literary paintings. His description of writing consistently returns to a couple of subject matters, corresponding to solitude, passivity, indifference, anonymity, and absence-forces confronting the author, but additionally the reader, the textual content itself, and the relatives among the 3. For Blanchot, literature comprises a stream towards disappearance, the place one hazards the lack of self; yet any such sacrifice, says Blanchot, is inherent within the act of writing. "Approaching Disappearance" explores the query of disappearance in Blanchot's severe paintings after which turns to 5 narratives that provide a distinct mirrored image at the chance of disappearance and the calls for of literature-work via Franz Kafka, Jorge Luis Borges, Louis-Ren? Des For?ts, and Nathalie Sarraute.
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Teachers have struggled for years to stability the competing calls for of yank Literature and AP English Language. Now, the group that introduced you the bestselling Language of Composition is right here to assist. Conversations in American Literature: Language ∙ Rhetoric ∙ tradition is a brand new form of American Literature anthology—putting nonfiction on equivalent footing with the normal fiction and poetry, and emphasizing the abilities of rhetoric, shut studying, argument, and synthesis. To spark serious considering, the ebook contains TalkBack pairings and synthesis Conversations that permit scholars discover how matters and texts from the previous proceed to affect the current. even if you’re educating AP English Language, or gearing up for universal center, Conversations in American Literature can help you revolutionize the way in which American literature is taught.
By Zygmunt Bauman
In its unique formula, ‘culture’ was once meant to be an agent for swap, a challenge undertaken with the purpose of training ‘the humans’ via bringing the easiest of human notion and creativity to them. yet in our modern liquid-modern international, tradition has misplaced its missionary function and has turn into a way of seduction: it seeks now not to enlighten the folks yet to seduce them. The functionality of tradition this day isn't to fulfill current wishes yet to create new ones, whereas concurrently making sure that present wishes stay completely unfulfilled. tradition at the present time likens itself to an immense division shop the place the cabinets are overflowing with fascinating items which are replaced each day - simply lengthy adequate to stimulate wishes whose gratification is without end postponed.
during this new booklet Zygmunt Bauman - the most impressive and influential social thinkers of our time - retraces the peregrinations of the concept that of tradition and examines its destiny in an international marked by way of the strong new forces of globalization, migration and the intermingling of populations. He argues that Europe has a very very important position to play in revitalizing our knowing of tradition accurately simply because Europe, with its nice variety of peoples, languages and histories, is the distance the place the opposite is often one’s neighbour and the place every one is continually known as upon to profit from everybody else.
By Thomas C. Foster
Of all of the literary kinds, the radical is arguably the main discussed...and fretted over. From Miguel de Cervantes's Don Quixote to the works of Jane Austen, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, and today's masters, the radical has grown with and tailored to altering societies and applied sciences, blending culture and innovation in all ages all through heritage.
By George Steiner
""This ebook is important--and portentous--for whether it is actual that tragedy is useless, we are facing an important cultural loss. . . . The booklet is sure to begin controversy. . . . The very ardour and perception with which he writes in regards to the tragedies that experience moved him end up that the imaginative and prescient nonetheless lives and that phrases can nonetheless enlighten and reveal.""-R.B. Sewall, manhattan occasions booklet overview
By Elizabeth Bishop
From a number of thousand letters, written by means of Bishop over fifty years—from 1928, whilst she was once seventeen, to the day of her demise, in Boston in 1979—Robert Giroux, the poet's longtime buddy and editor, has chosen over missives for this quantity. In a manner, the letters contain Bishop's autobiography, and Giroux has drastically stronger them together with his personal distinctive, candid, and hugely informative advent. One Art takes us at the back of Bishop's formal sophistication and reserve, totally showing the present for friendship, the striving for perfection, and the passionate, questing, rigorous spirit that made her an exceptional artist.