Download E-books The English Line: Poetry of the Unpoetic from Wordsworth to Larkin PDF

By John Powell Ward

A severe learn of a few English poets, from Wordsworth to Larkin. John Powell Ward's prior paintings contains "Poetry and the Sociological Idea", "Wordsworth's Language of Men", "The Poetry of R.S. Thomas", "Raymond Williams", "The Clearing" and "To Get Clear".

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Download E-books Ender's Game and Philosophy: The Logic Gate is Down PDF

By Kevin S. Decker

A possibility to humanity portending the top of our species lurks within the chilly recesses of house. Our merely wish is an eleven-year-old boy.

Celebrating the long-awaited liberate of the motion picture variation of Orson Scott Card’s novel approximately hugely expert baby geniuses combating a race of invading extraterrestrial beings, this number of unique essays probes key philosophical questions raised within the narrative, together with the ethics of kid squaddies, politics on the net, and the morality of conflict and genocide.

  • Original essays dissect the various philosophical questions raised in Card’s best-selling sci-fi vintage, winner of the Nebula and Hugo Awards and which has been translated in 29 languages
  • Publication coincides with deliberate unencumber of significant movie version of Ender’s Game starring Asa Butterfield and Harrison Ford
  • Treats a wealth of middle modern matters in morality and ethics, together with baby infantrymen, the simplest type of schooling and the use and misuse of world communications for political purposes
  • A stand-out addition to the Blackwell Philosophy and dad tradition series

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Download E-books Reading Visual Narratives: Image Analysis of Children's Picture Books (Functional Linguistics) PDF

By Clare Painter

Modern kid's photo books supply a wealthy area for constructing concept and research of visible which means and its relation to accompanying verbal textual content. This ebook deals new descriptions of the visible strand of that means in photograph ebook narratives as a fashion of furthering the undertaking of 'multimodal' discourse research and of explaining the literacy calls for and apprenticing suggestions of kid's earliest literature. examining visible Narratives makes use of the foundations of systemic-functional conception to organise an specific account of visible that means relating to 3 views: the visible building of the narrative occasions and characters (ideational meaning), the visible positioning of the reader via offerings on the topic of focalisation and appraisal (interpersonal that means) and the discourse association of visible meanings via offerings in framing and composition (textual meaning). The descriptions all through are illustrated with examples from very hot kid's photograph books. interpreting visible Narratives extends past social-semiotic bills of the 'grammar' of the picture, by means of focussing cognizance on discourse point meanings and on semantic relationships created by way of sequences of pictures. even as, it extends present understandings of ways photograph books paintings via its specific and systematic account of the visible meanings and their integration with verbal features of the texts. will probably be of curiosity to researchers in multimodal discourse research, systemic-functional thought, and kid's literature and literacy.

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Download E-books Coordinates: Placing Science Fiction and Fantasy (Alternatives) PDF

By Robert Scholes

These 13 unique essays have been written particularly for the 3rd J. Lloyd Eaton convention on technological know-how Fiction and myth Literature, held February 21–22, 1981, on the college of California, Riverside.

 

Leslie Fiedler units the tone of this quantity by means of solving a uncomplicated set of coordinates—that of “elitist” and “popular” standards.

 

Those replying to his cost are: Eric S. Rabkin, Professor of English on the Univer­sity of Michigan and writer of The Fantastic in Literature, “The Descent of Fantasy”; Gerald Prince, Professor of French on the college of Pennsylvania, “How New is New?”; Mark Rose, Professor of English on the collage of California at Santa Barbara, writer of Alien Encounters, “Jules Verne: trip to the Cen­ter of technological know-how Fiction”; Joseph Lenz, who teaches English Literature on the college of Michigan, “Manifest future: technology Fic­tion Epic and Classical Forms”; Michelle Massé, of the English division on the George Mason collage, “‘All you'll want to do is recognize what you want’: person Ex­pectations in Triton”; Gary okay. Wolfe, who teaches English at Roosevelt collage, au­thor of The recognized and the Unknown, “Autoplastic and Alloplastic diversifications in technology Fiction: ‘Waldo’ and ‘Desertion’”; Robert Hunt, an editor with Glencoe Press, “Sci­ence Fiction for the Age of Inflation: interpreting Atlas Shrugged in the 1980s”; George R. Guffey, Professor of English at UCLA, “Fahr­enheit 451 and the ‘Cubby-Hole Editors’ of Ballantine Books”; H. Bruce Franklin, Pro­fessor of English and American Literature at Rutgers college at Newark, “America as technology Fiction: 1939”; Sandra M. Gilbert, Professor of English on the collage of Cal­ifornia at Davis, and coauthor with Susan Gubar of Madwoman within the Attic, “Rider Hag­gard’s middle of Darkness”; the aforemen­tioned Susan Gubar, Professor of English at Indiana collage, “She in Her/and: Femi­nism as Fantasy”; and George R. Slusser, Cu­rator of the Eaton assortment, “Death and the reflect: Existential Fantasy.”

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Download E-books Early Articles and Reviews: Uncollected Articles and Reviews Written Between 1886 and 1900 PDF

The amassed Works of W. B. Yeats, quantity IX: Early Articles and Reviews is a part of a fourteen-volume sequence below the overall editorship of eminent Yeats students Richard J. Finneran and George turbines Harper. this primary whole version contains almost the entire Nobel laureate's released paintings, in authoritative texts with huge explanatory notes.
Coedited by means of John P. Frayne and Madeleine Marchaterre, Early Articles and Reviews assembles the earliest examples of Yeats's severe prose, from 1886 to the top of the century -- articles and reports that weren't gathered into e-book shape by way of the poet himself. amassed jointly now, they convey the earliest improvement of Yeats's principles on poetry, the function of literature, Irish literature, the formation of an Irish nationwide theater, and the occult, in addition to Yeats's interplay together with his modern writers. As noticeable right here, Yeats's full of life task as journal critic and propagandist for the Irish literary reason belies the preferred photo created by way of his poetry of the "Celtic Twilight" interval, that of an idealistic dreamer in flight from the cruel realities of the sensible international.
This new quantity provides 4 years' worthy of Yeats's writings no longer integrated in a prior (1970) variation of his early articles and experiences. It additionally drastically expands the heritage notes and textual notes, bringing this compilation brand new with the busy international of Yeats scholarship over the past 3 a long time. Early Articles and Reviews is a vital sourcebook illuminating Yeat's analyzing, his impacts, and his literary reviews approximately different poets and writers.

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Download E-books The Steampunk Bible: An Illustrated Guide to the World of Imaginary Airships, Corsets and Goggles, Mad Scientists, and Strange Literature PDF

By Jeff VanderMeer, S. J. Chambers

Steampunk—a grafting of Victorian aesthetic and punk rock perspective onto quite a few types of science-fiction culture—is a phenomenon that has come to steer movie, literature, artwork, song, model, and extra. The Steampunk Bible is the 1st compendium in regards to the move, tracing its roots within the works of Jules Verne and H. G. Wells via its newest expression in videos akin to Sherlock Holmes. Its adherents rejoice the inventor as an artist and hero, re-envisioning and crafting unfashionable applied sciences together with antiquated airships and robots. A burgeoning DIY group has introduced a particular Victorian-fantasy type to their crafts and art. Steampunk inspires a feeling of event and discovery, and embraces extinct applied sciences as a fashion of conversing concerning the destiny. This final handbook will entice aficionados and beginners alike as writer Jeff VanderMeer takes the reader on a wild trip in the course of the clockwork corridors of Steampunk history.

Praise for The Steampunk Bible:

"The Steampunk Bible is an educated, informative and wonderfully illustrated survey of the subject."
 -The monetary Times

"The Steampunk Bible is way and away the main interesting catalog of all issues steam but written." 
-The Austin Chronicle 

“It’s challenging to visualize how VanderMeer and Chambers may have prepare a much better assortment. Its e-book marks an important, self-conscious second within the historical past of the movement.”

—PopMatters.com

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Download E-books Dying Planet: Mars in Science and the Imagination PDF

By Robert Markley

For greater than a century, Mars has been on the middle of debates approximately humanity’s position within the cosmos. targeting perceptions of the purple planet in clinical works and technology fiction, Dying Planet analyzes the methods Mars has served as a monitor onto which humankind has projected either its hopes for the long run and its fears of ecological devastation on the earth. Robert Markley attracts on planetary astronomy, the heritage and cultural research of technology, technological know-how fiction, literary and cultural feedback, ecology, and astrobiology to provide a cross-disciplinary research of the cultural and medical dynamics that experience stored Mars on entrance pages because the 1800s.

Markley interweaves chapters on technology and technological know-how fiction, permitting him to light up every one area and to discover the methods their matters overlap and effect each other. He tracks the entire significant medical advancements, from observations via primitive telescopes within the 17th century to info again by means of the rovers that landed on Mars in 2004. Markley describes how significant technology fiction writers—H. G. Wells, Kim Stanley Robinson, Philip okay. Dick, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein, and Judith Merril—responded to new theories and new controversies. He additionally considers representations of Mars in movie, at the radio, and within the renowned press. In its complete examine of either technology and technology fiction, Dying Planet unearths how altering conceptions of Mars have had an important results for knowing ecology on Earth.

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Download E-books The Languages of Tolkien's Middle-Earth: A Complete Guide to All Fourteen of the Languages Tolkien Invented PDF

By Ruth S. Noel

This is the ebook on all of Tolkien's invented languages, spoken by means of hobbits, elves, and males of Middle-earth -- a dicitonary of fourteen languages, an English-Elvish word list, the entire runes and alphabets, and fabric on Tolkien the linguist.

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Download E-books Instabilities in Contemporary British Poetry PDF

By Alan Robinson

The writer explores the effect on poetic perform within the Nineteen Seventies and Eighties of contemporary theoretical advancements, delivering a feedback of the newest paintings of Seamus Heaney and of more youthful poets together with Michael Hofmann and James Fenton, reassessing existence on Mars and offering retrospective surveys of Fleur Adcock, Douglas Dunn, Geoffrey Hill, Tom Paulin and Anne Stevenson.

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