The Parrot's Lament and Other True Tales of Animal Intrigue, by Eugene Linden

By Eugene Linden

A gorilla shrewdly sells again a lacking key chain to the top bidder. An orangutan alternatives a lock to allow himself out of his zoo enclosure and elephants undertake a tag-team technique to continue their handlers from placing them again into theirs. In The Parrot's Lament, famous environmentalist Eugene Linden deals a couple of hundred precise anecdotes approximately animal acts of cooperation, heroism, escape--even stories of deception or manipulation of people. Drawing at the first-person stories of veterinarians, box biologists, researchers, and running shoes, Linden has compiled a warmly pleasing and powerfully persuasive argument for animal realization that, whereas no longer human, some distance exceeds what people frequently supply animals. Scientifically sound and emotionally compelling, The Parrot's Lament comprises outstanding tales which are bound to resonate with animal enthusiasts, turning skeptics all over into believers.

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The Rhetoric of Fiction by Wayne C. Booth

By Wayne C. Booth

The 1st variation of The Rhetoric of Fiction reworked the feedback of fiction and shortly grew to become a vintage within the box. probably the most commonplace texts in fiction classes, it's a ordinary reference aspect in complex discussions of the way fictional shape works, how authors make novels obtainable, and the way readers recreate texts, and its techniques and terms—such as "the implied author," "the postulated reader," and "the unreliable narrator"—have turn into a part of the traditional serious lexicon.

For this new version, Wayne C. sales space has written an in depth Afterword during which he clarifies misunderstandings, corrects what he now perspectives as error, and units forth his personal fresh brooding about the rhetoric of fiction. the opposite new function is a Supplementary Bibliography, ready through James Phelan in session with the writer, which lists the real severe works of the previous twenty years—two many years that sales space describes as "the richest within the historical past of the subject."

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Routledge Anthology of Poets on Poets: Poetic Responses to by David Hopkins

By David Hopkins

Publish 12 months note: First released in hardback as English Poetry by means of Routledge 1990

The Routledge Anthology of Poets on Poets collects jointly writings via all of the significant poetic figures from Chaucer to Yeats demonstrating their shiny responses to one another, starting from elegiac eulogy to burlesque and satire.

The anthology is prepared in sections.
• half One includes poets' writings at the nature, features and goal of poetry
• half is a chronological selection of poets' writings on their friends, with a person access for every poet.

Each extract is gifted in modernized spelling and punctuation, and is punctiliously annotated to supply complete motives of surprising words and references. The index has been absolutely revised for this paperback edition.

The Routledge Anthology of Poets on Poets may be stimulating and stress-free for an individual attracted to the heritage of English poetry, yet can be a useful choice of basic resource fabric for college kids and their academics.

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Perspectives on World War I Poetry by Robert C. Evans

By Robert C. Evans

Ntroducing scholars to the entire diversity of severe approachesto the poetry of the interval, views on global struggle I Poetry is an authoritative and available advisor to the extreme number of overseas poetic responses to the good conflict of 1914-18. every one bankruptcy covers a number of significant poets, and publications the reader via shut readings of poems from an entire diversity of theoretical views, together with: • Classical • Formalist • Psychoanalytic • Marxist • Structuralist • Reader-response • New Historicist • Feminist together with the complete textual content of every poem mentioned and poetry from British, North American and Commonwealth writers, the ebook explores the paintings of such poets as: Thomas Hardy, A.E. Housman, Alys Fane Trotter, Eva Dobell, Charlotte Mew, John McCrae, Edward Thomas, Eleanor Farjeon, Margaret Sackville, Sara Teasdale, Siegfried Sassoon, Rupert Brooke, Teresa Hooley, Isaac Rosenberg, Leon Gellert, Marian Allen, Vera Brittain, Margaret Postgate Cole, Wilfred Owen, E.E. Cummings and David Jones.

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Anthology of Modern Japanese Poetry by Edith Marcombe Shiffert, Yuki Sawa

By Edith Marcombe Shiffert, Yuki Sawa

The country of eastern poetry within the 20th century, its prime quality and individuality is obviously proven during this publication. The advent supplies a brief,lucid background of poetry in Japan, with the emphasis on glossy poetry. The physique of the booklet is taken up with the interpretation of the paintings of forty-nine broadly acclaimed poets: free-verse poets, tanka poets, and haiku poets. on the again are notes giving illuminating biographical and literary information regarding each one poet. the distinction of the translations and the lucidity of the creation and notes make the booklet a treasure for poetry enthusiasts in every single place .

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Philip Sidney and the Poetics of Renaissance Cosmopolitanism by Robert E. Stillman

By Robert E. Stillman

Celebrations of literary fictions as self reliant worlds seemed first within the Renaissance and have been occasioned, ironically, via their energy to therapy the ills of heritage. Robert E. Stillman explores this paradox with regards to Philip Sidney's Defence of Poesy, the 1st Renaissance textual content to argue for the preeminence of poetry as an self sufficient type of wisdom within the public area. providing a clean interpretation of Sidney's social gathering of fiction-making, Stillman locates the origins of his poetics inside of a overlooked historic group: the highbrow elite linked to Philip Melanchthon (leader of the German Reformation after Luther), the so-called Philippists. As a problem to standard Anglo-centric scholarship, his examine demonstrates how Sidney's schooling via Continental Philippists enabled him to dignify fiction-making as a compelling type of public discourse-compelling due to its promoting of strong new thoughts approximately examining and writing, its ecumenical piety, and its political ambition to safe via typical legislations (from common 'Ideas') freedom from the tyranny of confessional struggle. Intellectually formidable and wide-ranging, this examine attracts jointly quite a few components of latest scholarship in literary, non secular, and political heritage which will come up with the money for a broader figuring out of the Defence and the cultural context inside of which Sidney produced either his poetry and his poetics.

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Comparative Journeys: Essays on Literature and Religion East by Anthony C. Yu

By Anthony C. Yu

Publish 12 months note: First released October 14, 2008

Throughout his educational profession, Anthony C. Yu has hired a comparative method of literary research that will pay cautious cognizance to the spiritual and philosophical components of chinese language and Western texts. His mastery of either canons continues to be unequalled within the box, and his titanic wisdom of the contexts that gave upward push to every culture provides the principles for excellent comparative scholarship.

In those essays, Yu explores the overlap among literature and faith in chinese language and Western literature. He opens with a central approach for pertaining to texts to faith and follows with numerous essays that follow this method of unmarried texts in discrete traditions: the Greek faith in Prometheus; Christian theology in Milton; historical chinese language philosophical suggestion in Laozi; and chinese language spiritual syncretism in The trip to the West.

Yu's essays juxtapose chinese language and Western texts& mdash; Cratylus subsequent to Xunzi, for example& mdash;and talk about their dating to language and matters, akin to liberal Greek schooling opposed to common schooling in China. He compares a selected Western textual content and faith to a selected chinese language textual content and faith. He considers the Divina Commedia within the context of Catholic theology along the adventure to the West because it pertains to chinese language syncretism, united through the subject of pilgrimage. but Yu's concentration isn't solely tied to the classics. He additionally considers the fight for human rights in China and the way this subject pertains to old chinese language social inspiration and glossy notions of rights within the West.

"In almost each high-cultural system," Yu writes, "be it the Indic, the Islamic, the Sino-Japanese, or the Judeo& mdash;Christian, the literary culture has built in intimate& mdash;indeed, usually intertwining-relation to spiritual idea, perform, establishment, and symbolism." Comparative Journeys is a tremendous step towards unraveling this complexity, revealing in the course of the expert statement of texts the intense intimacy among supposedly disparate languages and cultures.

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Signs and Cities: Black Literary Postmodernism by Madhu Dubey

By Madhu Dubey

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Signs and Cities is the 1st ebook to contemplate what it capacity to talk of a postmodern second in African-American literature. Dubey argues that for African-American reports, postmodernity top names a interval, starting within the early Seventies, marked by means of acute disenchantment with the guarantees of city modernity and of print literacy.

Dubey indicates how black novelists from the final 3 a long time have reconsidered the fashionable city legacy and hence articulated a exceptionally African-American pressure of postmodernism. She argues that novelists akin to Octavia Butler, Samuel Delany, Toni Morrison, Gloria Naylor, Ishmael Reed, Sapphire, and John Edgar Wideman probe the disillusionment of city modernity via repeated recourse to tropes of the ebook and scenes of analyzing and writing. eventually, she demonstrates that those writers view the ebook with profound ambivalence, construing it as an city medium that can't recapture the face-to-face groups assumed by way of oral and folks sorts of expression.

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The Tyranny of Greece over Germany: A Study of the Influence by E. M. Butler

By E. M. Butler

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Originally released in 1935, this ebook presents a research of the strong impact exercised through historic Greek tradition on German writers from the eighteenth century onwards. The textual content takes as its start line Johann Joachim Winckelmann (1717–68), who used to be of primary significance to the creation of Hellenistic rules in the German highbrow culture. this is often via a chronological dialogue of different key figures, comparable to Goethe, Schiller and Heine, revealing the complex courting among those principles and the expression of an explicitly Germanic identification. a close index and bibliography also are incorporated, including illustrative figures. This booklet should be of worth to somebody with an curiosity in German literature, historic Greece and literary feedback.

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