Download Robert Frost and a Poetics of Appetite by Katherine Kearns PDF

By Katherine Kearns

Robert Frost and a Poetics of urge for food reads Frost's poetry inside of a theoretical standpoint generated, yet no longer constrained through feminist research, and it evaluates Frost's continual feminizing of poetic language in ways in which he in general dramatizes as either erotic and humiliating. Kearns examines how Frost's twin and very likely conflicting obligations--to be manly and to be a poet--inform his whole poetics. The research unites psychobiographical and feminist techniques to create an adept and creative software of interpretation

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Download Mexican American Literature: The Politics of Identity by Elizabeth Jacobs PDF

By Elizabeth Jacobs

Providing an up to date severe point of view in addition to a cultural, political and ancient context, this publication is a wonderful advent to Mexican American literature, affording readers the key novels, drama and poetry. This volume presents clean and unique readings of significant works, and with its historiographic and cultural analyses, impressively grants key details to the reader.

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Download Confessions d'un gang de filles by Joyce Carol Oates PDF

By Joyce Carol Oates

Un quartier populaire d’une petite ville de l’État de manhattan dans les années 1950. Cinq lycéennes, pour survivre et se venger des humiliations qu’elles ont subies, concluent un pacte, à l. a. vie, à l. a. mort : elles seront le gang Foxfire. los angeles haine, et surtout celle des hommes, va les entraîner dans une impitoyable équipée sauvage.

 

«Qu’est-ce qui a donc poussé Laurent Cantet à tenter l’aventure d’un movie d’époque en s’attelant à l’adaptation d’un roman de Joyce Carol Oates situé dans l’Amérique des années cinquante ? [Il] fait sien le matériau de l. a. romancière américaine pour dérouler un nouveau récit d’apprentissage qui pose l. a. query ardente du passage du monde de l’enfance à celui des adultes.»

Vincent Thabourey, Positif, janvier 2013

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Download Camp sites : sex, politics, and academic style in postwar by Michael Trask PDF

By Michael Trask

Reading around the disciplines of the mid-century college, this booklet argues that the political shift in postwar the US from consensus liberalism to New Left radicalism entailed as many continuities as ruptures. either chilly warfare liberals and radicals understood the college as a privileged website for "doing politics," and either exiled homosexuality from the political beliefs every one staff favorite. Liberals, who complex a politics of favor over substance, observed homosexual humans as not able to split the 2, as incapable of keeping the opportunistic suspension of disbelief on which a tough-minded liberalism depended. Radicals, devoted to a politics of authenticity, observed homosexual humans as hopelessly beholden to the role-playing and duplicity that the radicals condemned of their liberal forebears.

Camp Sites considers key topics of postwar tradition, from the clash among functionality and authenticity to the increase of the meritocracy, during the lens of camp, the underground sensibility of pre-Stonewall homosexual existence. In so doing, it argues that our uncomplicated assumptions in regards to the social sort of the postwar milieu are deeply expert by way of yes presuppositions approximately gay adventure and id, and that those presuppositions stay stubbornly entrenched regardless of our post-Stonewall consciousness-raising.

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Download Southbound: Interviews With Southern Poets by Ernest Suarez PDF

By Ernest Suarez

"There's a true flowering, i feel, of southern poetry immediately, . . . assembling on the edges of everything." This commentary by way of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Charles Wright displays upon the ongoing vibrancy and value of the southern poetic culture. even though the loss of life of James Dickey in 1997 left southern poetry and not using a recognizably dominant voice, an array of alternative shiny voices remain heard and well-known. Southbound: Interviews with Southern Poets presents certain dialogue of the paintings and craft of poetry via many writers who promise to maintain southern poetry important into the twenty-first century. starting with an interview with the past due literary huge James Dickey, Southbound collects the guidelines and insights of either recognized and emerging southern poets, together with Dave Smith, Charles Wright, Ellen Bryant Voigt, Yusef Komunyakaa, and Rodney Jones. Suarez's guideline for carrying out and revising the interviews was once to enable the poets convey themselves as sincerely and completely as attainable. each one interview is eventually outlined via the poet's personal character and voice, but all discover related themes—the courting among approach and topic, the character of the southern canon and every poet's position in it, and the country of up to date poetry. As Dave Smith relates, "My experience of appreciation of what existence capacity or may perhaps suggest, no matter what i do know approximately lifestyles, stems from a feeling of position, a feeling of the ghostliness of meaning." it truly is this feeling of position and which means that Suarez permits every one poet to show in truth in his interviews. together with a short advent to every interview and a bibliography of fundamental and secondary assets for every poet, Southbound is an invaluable software for students and a springboard for informal readers. extra very important, this selection of interviews makes an important contribution to the culture of southern poetry and its so much well-liked voices.

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Download My Father Like a River by Ron Rash PDF

By Ron Rash

Ron Rash, PEN/Faulkner finalist and New York Times bestselling writer of Serena and The Cove, has been referred to as "a wonderful writer" (Richard rate) with a "reputation for writerly miracles" (Janet Maslin, The manhattan Times), and is been heralded as "one of our very most interesting novelists" (Richard Russo).

Now comes an particular eSingle that includes a never-before-published brief tale that exhibits the lyrical and masterful RonRash at his absolute best.

My Father Like a River transcends the haunting panorama of Rash's local south and explores the advanced, strong courting among father and relations, and the real experience of loss one reviews whereas unemployed—all instructed in bright, effective prose.

Also contains Ron's brief tale "The Trusty", which used to be initially released in The New Yorker.

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Download Consumption and Identity in Asian American Coming-of-Age by Jennifer Ho PDF

By Jennifer Ho

This interdisciplinary research examines the subject of intake in Asian American literature, connection representations of cooking and consuming with ethnic id formation. utilizing 4 discrete modes of identification--historic satisfaction, consumerism, mourning, and fusion--Jennifer Ho examines how Asian American young people problem and revise their cultural legacies and test with substitute ethnic affiliations via their relationships to meals.

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Download American Terror: The Feeling of Thinking in Edwards, Poe, by Paul Hurh PDF

By Paul Hurh

If the United States is a country based upon Enlightenment beliefs, then why are such a lot of of its so much celebrated items of literature so darkish? American Terror returns to the query of yankee literature's precise tone of terror via an in depth learn of 3 authors—Jonathan Edwards, Edgar Allan Poe, and Herman Melville—who not just wrote works of terror, yet who defended, theorized, and championed it. Combining up-to-date ancient views with shut analyzing, Paul Hurh exhibits how those authors built terror as a unique literary impact knowledgeable incidentally the concept that of pondering turns into, within the wake of Enlightenment empiricism, more and more outlined through a collection of austere mechanic strategies, reminiscent of the medical process and the algebraic capabilities of analytical good judgment. instead of searching for a sense that might go beyond pondering via subtending cause to emotion, those writers present in terror the sensation of pondering, the abnormal feeling of reason's authority over emotional schemes. In so doing, they grappled with a shared set of tolerating questions: what's the distinction among pondering and feeling? after we understand whatever, how will we recognize that we all know it? Why does it look most unlikely to cause oneself out of an irrational worry? And what turns into of the liberty of the desire after we become aware of that has effects on can push it around?

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By Oscar Hijuelos

"Savor the mysterious strength of a master's pentimento." --Los Angeles Times

"It takes loads of nerve and talent to tug off anything as wealthy as Beautiful MarÍa of My Soul, yet pull it off Hijuelos does." --Cleveland simple Dealer

"I fell immediately in love with the fantastic soul of Beautiful María of My Soul. Hijuelos has created and taken to lifestyles loved characters, a heart-stealing heroine and Havana in the course of an epoch of fixing fate." --Amy Tan, bestselling writer of The pleasure success Club

In Beautiful María of My Soul, Oscar Hijuelos returns to the passionate story he all started two decades in the past in The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love.

María is the nice Cuban attractiveness who stole musician Nestor Castillo's middle and broke it, inspiring him to put in writing the Mambo Kings' greatest hit, "Beautiful María of My Soul.'" Now in her sixties and residing as an exile in Miami, María continues to be a good looks, nonetheless able to turning heads. yet whereas she left Cuba many years in the past, she hasn't ever forgotten Nestor. As she thinks again to her days--and nights--in Havana, a wholly new viewpoint at the Mambo Kings tale unfolds. Beautiful María of My Soul is a beautiful act of reinvention, and one other modern vintage from a very gifted author.

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