Download E-books Talks on Beelzebub's Tales PDF

Bennett first learn Beelzebub's stories in 1948. He looked it as a piece of superhuman genius, containing expressions of fact, which, via their very nature, have been absolute to make critical calls for on any reader. With Gurdjieff's approval, he undertook a sequence of lectures in London concentrating on the basic which means of Beelzebub's stories. greater than commentaries, those "talks" are a call for participation into the deeper meanings of Gurdjieff's enigmatic "tales.” This ebook was once compiled and organized quickly after the final years of Bennett's existence via Anthony Blake. Now, thirty-years after that preliminary compilation, Blake supplies us a brand new foreword with modern insights into the visionary message of Gurdjieff's “tales to his grandson.” even though Bennett's talks have been meant to be a spouse to examining and knowing Gurdjieff's masterwork, Anthony Blake's foreword permits even these strange with Gurdjieff's stories to start a trip into the intensity of its which means.

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Download E-books William Blake and the Impossible History of the 1790s PDF

By Saree Makdisi

Modern students usually locate it tough to account for the profound eccentricities within the paintings of William Blake, brushing aside them as both ahistorical or just meaningless. yet with this pioneering examine, Saree Makdisi develops a competent and accomplished framework for figuring out those peculiarities. based on Makdisi, Blake's poetry and drawings may still compel us to reassess the heritage of the 1790s. Tracing for the 1st time the numerous hyperlinks between economics, politics, and faith in his paintings, Makdisi exhibits how Blake puzzled or even subverted the industrial, consumerist, and political liberties that his contemporaries championed, all whereas constructing his personal radical aesthetic.

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Download E-books 13 Ways of Looking at the Novel PDF

Pulitzer Prize winner and bestselling novelist Jane Smiley celebrates the novel–and takes us on a thrilling journey via 100 of them–in this seductive and immensely worthwhile literary tribute.

In her inimitable style–exuberant, candid, opinionated–Smiley explores the facility of the unconventional, taking a look at its background and diversity, its cultural impression, and simply the way it works its magic. She invitations us behind the curtain of novel-writing, sharing her personal behavior and spilling the secrets and techniques of her craft. and he or she bargains useful recommendation to aspiring authors. As she works her means via 100 novels–from classics comparable to the thousand-year-old Tale of Genji to fresh fiction by means of Zadie Smith and Alice Munro–she infects us anew with the fervour for interpreting that's the governing spirit of this reward to e-book enthusiasts all over.

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Download E-books Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick (Routledge Critical Thinkers) PDF

By Jason Edwards

Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick used to be probably the most major literary theorists of the final 40 years and a key determine in modern queer thought. during this attractive and encouraging advisor, Jason Edwards:

  • introduces and explains keywords akin to impacts, the 1st individual, homosocialities, and queer taxonomies, performativities and cusps
  • considers Sedgwick’s poetry and fabric paintings along her theoretical texts
  • encourages a private in addition to an educational reaction to Sedgwick’s paintings, suggesting how life-changing it may be
  • offers specified feedback for extra interpreting

Written in an available and direct sort, Edwards shows the effect that Sedgwick’s paintings maintains to have on writers, readers, and literary and cultural thought today.

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Download E-books The Engines of the Night: Science Fiction to 1980 PDF

By Barry N. Malzberg

Aspiring technological know-how fiction writers, take heed! so one can comprehend the place the sector has been and the place it's going--if you will have a career--you desire this ebook. In The Engines of the Night, Malzberg experiences his personal ambivalent dating with technological know-how fiction as much as 1980 and gauges its previous and destiny potentials. could technology fiction were at an advantage with out Hugo Gernsback and the pulp-literature stigma with which he cursed it? What are the seminal works of technological know-how fiction? Can technology fiction kill you? His solutions are fantastic, unequivocal, and impressive. up to date with a 2001 advent, this award-winning assortment continues to be a vital and enduring heritage and critique of a desirable and troublesome style.

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Download E-books The Literary Theory Toolkit: A Compendium of Concepts and Methods PDF

By Herman Rapaport

The Literary idea Toolkit bargains readers a wealthy compendium of keyword phrases, strategies, and arguments helpful for the examine of literature in a critical-theoretical context.

  • Includes various examples drawn from available literary texts spanning all classes and genres
  • Features a bankruptcy on functionality, anything no longer often coated in related texts
  • Covers differing theories of the general public sphere, ideology, energy, and the social relatives helpful for the knowledge of methods to literature

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Download E-books The Hidden God: A Study of Tragic Vision in the Pensées of Pascal and the Tragedies of Racine PDF

A new version of a massive philosophical work

This notable textual content, first released in 1964, was once a landmark of its period and is still, within the phrases of Michael Löwy, a piece of “remarkable richness.” Drawing on Georg Lukács’ History and sophistication Consciousness, Lucien Goldmann applies the idea that of “world visions” to flesh out the similarities among Pascal’s Pensées and Kant’s serious philosophy, contrasting them with the rationalism of Descartes and the empiricism of Hume.

For Goldmann, a number one exponent of the main fruitful approach to employing Marxist rules to literary and philosophical difficulties, the “tragic imaginative and prescient” marked a massive section within the improvement of ecu idea, because it moved from rationalism and empiricism to the dialectical philosophy of Hegel, Marx and Lukàcs. right here he deals a basic method of the issues of philosophy, of literary feedback, and of the connection among suggestion and motion in human society.

From the alternate Paperback edition.

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Download E-books Lure of the Arcane: The Literature of Cult and Conspiracy PDF

By Theodore Ziolkowski

Outstanding educational identify, Choice

Fascination with the arcane is a motive force during this finished survey of conspiracy fiction. Theodore Ziolkowski strains the evolution of cults, orders, resorts, mystery societies, and conspiracies via quite a few literary manifestations―drama, romance, epic, novel, opera―down to the thrillers of the twenty-first century.

Lure of the Arcane considers Euripides’s Bacchae, Andreae’s Chymical Wedding, Mozart’s The Magic Flute, and Eco’s Foucault’s Pendulum, between different seminal works. Mimicking the genre’s quest-driven narrative arc, the reader searches for the importance of conspiracy fiction and is rewarded with the author’s cogent reflections within the ultimate bankruptcy. After a lot research, Ziolkowski reinforces Umberto Eco’s concept that the main robust mystery, the magnetic heart of conspiracy fiction, is actually "a mystery with out content."

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Download E-books On Conan Doyle: Or, The Whole Art of Storytelling (Writers on Writers) PDF

By Michael Dirda

A passionate lifelong fan of the Sherlock Holmes adventures, Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Michael Dirda is a member of The Baker highway Irregulars--the most renowned and romantic of all Sherlockian teams. Combining memoir and appreciation, On Conan Doyle is a hugely enticing own creation to Holmes's author, in addition to a unprecedented insider's account of the apparently pleasant actions and playful scholarship of The Baker highway Irregulars.

On Conan Doyle is a much-needed get together of Arthur Conan Doyle's genius for each type of storytelling.

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By Thomas More

A utopia is a neighborhood or society owning hugely fascinating or close to ideal features. The observe used to be coined via Sir Thomas extra in Greek for his 1516 e-book Utopia (in Latin), describing a fictional island society within the Atlantic Ocean. The time period has been used to explain either intentional groups that try and create an incredible society, and imagined societies portrayed in fiction. It has spawned different innovations, so much prominently dystopia.

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