Style in Fiction: A Linguistic Introduction to English by Geoffrey N. Leech, Michael H. Short

By Geoffrey N. Leech, Michael H. Short

"Stylistics" is the learn of language within the provider of literary ends, and in Style in Fiction, Geoffrey Leech and Mick brief reveal how stylistic research should be utilized to novels and tales. Writing for either scholars of English language and English literature, they convey the sensible ways that linguistic research and literary appreciation should be mixed, and illuminated, in the course of the research of literary sort. Drawing in most cases on significant works of fiction of the final a hundred and fifty years, their sensible and insightful exam of favor via texts and extracts results in a deeper figuring out of the way prose writers in attaining their results via language.

Since its first booklet in 1981, Style in Fiction has tested itself as a key textbook in its box, promoting approximately 30,000 copies. Now, during this revised variation, the authors have further sizeable new fabric, together with thoroughly new concluding chapters. those supply an intensive, updated survey of advancements within the box during the last 25 years, and follow the tools provided in previous chapters to an research of a whole brief tale. The additional examining part and the bibliographical references have additionally been completely updated.

In 2005 Style in Fiction was presented the twenty fifth Anniversary Prize through PALA (The Poetics and Linguistics organization) because the such a lot influential e-book released within the box of stylistics 1980. extra evidence, if evidence have been wanted, that Style in Fiction continues to be a vintage consultant to its discipline.

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Novels of the Contemporary Extreme (Continuum Literary by Alain-Philippe Durand, Naomi Mandel

By Alain-Philippe Durand, Naomi Mandel

This publication investigates a brand new kind of fiction that's at the moment rising in modern literature around the globe. 'Novels of the extraordinary' - from North and South the USA, from Europe, the center East and Asia - are set in a global either just like and assorted from our personal: a hyper-real, frequently apocalyptic international steadily invaded by means of pop culture, permeated with expertise and ruled by means of destruction. whereas their writing is often categorised as 'hip' or 'underground' literature, authors of up to date severe novels have usually been the heart of public controversy and scandal; they, and their paintings, develop into foreign bestsellers. This choice of essays indentifies and describes this foreign phenomenon, investigating the allure of those novels' types and topics, the explanation at the back of their luck, and the fierce debates they provoked. Alain-Philippe Durand is affiliate Professor of French, movie reports and Comparative Literature on the college of Rhode Island. Naomi Mandel is Assistant Professor within the division of English, college of Rhode Island.

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Thomas Hobbes: the unity of scientific & moral wisdom by Gary Bruce Herbert

By Gary Bruce Herbert

There could be without doubt that Thomas Hobbes meant to create an entire philosophical approach. in recent times, piecemeal research has neglected that goal and decreased his philosophy to an unsystematic jumble of irreconcilable components. it truly is normally believed that Hobbes’s mechanistic physics is at odds together with his infamous egoistic psychology, and that the latter can't aid his prescriptive ethical concept. during this e-book Gary B. Herbert units forth a completely new interpretation of Hobbes’s philosophy that takes heavily Hobbes’s unique systematic goal.

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The Flying Machine and Modern Literature by Laurence Goldstein

By Laurence Goldstein

"This is the 1st paintings to survey the myths created through the fashionable literary mind's eye approximately technology." ―Herbert Sussman

"... succeeds admirably, fascinatingly on all counts... " ―American Literature

"... a landmark within the examine of literary and technological history." ―NMAH

"... fascinating... a great addition to the growing to be scholarship in regards to the influence of know-how at the sleek imagination." ―Journal of recent Literature Annual Review

This e-book chronicles accurately how the flying desktop helped to create different types of apocalyptic modes in smooth literature.

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A reader's guide to Edwardian literature by Anthea Trodd

By Anthea Trodd

A survey of the differences of Edwardian writing and the way they healthy into literary and cultural switch. This ebook covers writers corresponding to Conrad, Forster, Wells, Bennett, Shaw, Kipling, Tressell, Hardy, Yeats and Woolf. Modernists corresponding to Lawrence and Mansfield also are integrated. the writer combines literary feedback of writing within the Edwardian interval with cultural exams (for instance, she examines imperialism and patriarchy), and units her paintings in an old context.

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Cognitive Poetics in Practice by Joanna Gavins, Gerard Steen

By Joanna Gavins, Gerard Steen

Cognitive Poetics is a brand new frame of mind approximately literature, regarding the appliance of cognitive linguistics and psychology to literary texts. This student-friendly e-book presents a collection of case experiences to aid scholars comprehend the idea and grasp the perform of cognitive poetics in analysis.Written via more than a few recognized students from various disciplines and nations, Cognitive Poetics in perform bargains scholars a distinct perception into this interesting topic. In each one bankruptcy, participants current a realistic program of the tools and methods of cognitive poetics, to quite a number texts, from Wilfred Owen to Roald Dahl. The editors' normal creation offers an outline of the sphere, and every bankruptcy starts off with an editors' creation to set the bankruptcy in context. particularly designed sections suggesting additional actions for college kids also are supplied on the finish of every case research. Cognitive Poetics in perform can be utilized by itself or as a significant other quantity to Peter Stockwell's Cognitive Poetics: An advent. This e-book is important examining for college kids on classes in cognitive poetics, stylistics and literary linguistics and should be of curiosity to all these fascinated by literary stories, severe concept and linguistics.

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The Double and the Other: Identity As Ideology in by Paul Coates

By Paul Coates

This booklet employs the radical as a version of the workings of mind's eye and projection within the building of our ideological definitions of id. The self's cohesion is proven to be a pseudo-unity completed during the projection, transformation and tabooing of its personal otherness. It examines the double as an epitome of the nineteenth century and charts its upward thrust and fall within the fiction of the interval. The centre-piece of the e-book is a protracted essay on Conrad, whose quest for identification throughout the include of non-identity is interpreted as an uneasy synthesis of the contradictions of the "fin-de-siecle" (eg. symbolism and naturalism). The publication concludes with a attention of the similar syntheses of 2 postwar authors from imperative Europe, Milan Kundera and Andrzej Kusniewicz. Paul Coates is the writer of numerous books together with "Words After Speech - a Comparative learn of Romanticism and Symbolism".

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Humanities in the Twenty-First Century: Beyond Utility and by Eleonora Belfiore, Anna Upchurch

By Eleonora Belfiore, Anna Upchurch

This selection of essays via students with services in a variety of fields, cultural pros and coverage makers explores alternative ways within which the humanities and arts give a contribution to facing the demanding situations of up to date society in ways in which don't depend on simplistic and questionable notions of socio-economic impression as a proxy for value.

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Tropes for the Past: Hayden White and the History by Kuisma Korhonen

By Kuisma Korhonen

Within the final a long time, there was an severe debate at the dating among literature and historiography, usually associated with the controversy among "empiricists" and "postmodernists". the purpose of this collective paintings is to handle this debate, and to go looking for brand spanking new methods of pondering and encountering the previous. the major observe for the ebook comes from Hayden White, one of many prime educational figures, whose function in launching the modern history/literature debate has been an important. it really is by way of 3 serious readings of his paintings, all suggesting new how you can observe or problem his perspectives. In different chapters of the ebook, heritage / literature query is then addressed from 3 issues of view: narrativity, historical past as literature, and literature as heritage. Tropes for the Past is a perfect creation to the literature/historiography debate and Hayden White's function in it. it is going to be of use for all scholars and students within the philosophy of background and in traditionally orientated literary, cultural, and social reviews.

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