Download E-books Austen, Eliot, Charlotte Bronte and the Mentor-Lover PDF

This lucid and tightly-argued learn makes use of the motif of the mentor-lover - embodying assorted variations of sexual love, strength and judgement - to discover, overview and examine the works of Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë and George Eliot as they take care of problems with sexuality, kin, selfhood, freedom, behavior and gender. The determine additionally presents a method to probe their courting to the reader as they develop into mentor-lovers via authorship, each one eliciting a distinct kind of love and electing a special sort of guide.

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Download E-books Domesticity and Dissent in the Seventeenth Century: English Women Writers and the Public Sphere PDF

By Katharine Gillespie

Katharine Gillespie examines writings by way of seventeenth-century English Puritan ladies who fought for spiritual freedom. looking the perfect to evangelise and prophesy, Katherine Chidley, Anna Trapnel, Elizabeth Poole, and Anne Wentworth anticipated the trendy political rules of toleration and the separation of church from nation, in addition to the problems of privateness and individualism. Gillespie's research of "pamphlet literatures" of the 17th century contributes to the scholarship on innovative writings that emerged through the unstable years of England's mid-seventeenth-century Civil struggle.

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Download E-books Modernist Women Writers and Spirituality: A Piercing Darkness PDF

This essay assortment scrutinizes a various array of modernist Anglophone ladies writers and their engagements with faith and spirituality. contemplating canonical authors reminiscent of Virginia Woolf along much less studied writers reminiscent of H.D., Mary Butts, Rose Macaulay, Stevie Smith and Evelyn Underhill, the amount fills a true hole in scholarship on modernism, spirituality and faith.

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Download E-books What Does a Woman Want?: Reading and Sexual Difference PDF

By Shoshana Felman

'What does a lady want?'―the query Freud famously formulated in a letter to Marie Bonaparte―is a quintessentially male query that arises from women's resistance to their position in a patriarchal society. yet what may perhaps it suggest, asks Shoshana Felman, for a girl to reclaim this query as her personal? Can this question engender, during the literary or the psychoanalytic paintings, a woman's voice as its conversing topic? Felman explores those questions via shut readings of autobiographical texts by way of Virginia Woolf, Simone de Beauvoir, and Adrienne wealthy which try to redefine girls because the topic in their personal desire.

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Download E-books Gender, Narrative, and Dissonance in the Modern Italian Novel (Toronto Italian Studies) PDF

By Silvia Valisa

Combining shut textual readings with a huge theoretical viewpoint, Gender, Narrative, and Dissonance within the glossy Italian Novel is a examine of the ways that gender shapes the vital characters and narratives of 7 vital Italian novels of the 19th and 20th centuries, from Alessandro Manzoni’s I promessi sposi (1827) to Elsa Morante’s Aracoeli (1982).

Silvia Valisa’s cutting edge strategy makes a speciality of the tensions among the characters and the gender ideologies that encompass them, and the ways that this dissonance exposes the ideological and epistemological buildings of the fashionable novel. A provocative account of the intersection among gender, narrative, and epistemology that pulls at the paintings of Georg Lukács, Barbara Spackman, and Teresa de Lauretis, this quantity deals an exciting new method of investigating the character of fiction.

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Download E-books Becoming Virginia Woolf: Her Early Diaries and the Diaries She Read PDF

By Barbara Lounsberry

“Explores the heritage of Woolf's diaries, not just to bare heretofore unremarked resources but in addition to track her evolving feel of chances in diary-writing, probabilities which contributed to shaping Woolf as a fiction author. A must-read for devotees of Virginia Woolf.”—Panthea Reid, writer of Art and Affection: a lifetime of Virginia Woolf
 
“This revealing publication provides us a diarist with larger literary variety than Pepys and gives us a moment excitement: the infinitely different voices of the diaries Virginia learn. They fascinate us as they fascinate her: these writers who inspired, warned, comforted, and proficient a constructing genius.”—Nancy expense, writer of Sleeping with the Enemy
 
“Lounsberry’s deeply researched and gracefully written booklet indicates not just Woolf’s improvement right into a nice diarist but in addition her evolvement into the fiction and nonfiction author respected today.”—Gay Talese, writer of A Writer’s Life
 
Encompassing thirty-eight handwritten volumes, Virginia Woolf’s diary is her lengthiest and longest-sustained work—and her final to arrive the general public. within the merely full-length publication to discover deeply this luminous and boundary-stretching masterpiece, Barbara Lounsberry strains Woolf’s improvement as a author via her first twelve diaries—a attention-grabbing experimental level, the place the earliest tricks of Woolf’s pioneering modernist type will be seen.
Starting with fourteen-year-old Woolf’s first palm-sized leather-based diary, Becoming Virginia Woolf illuminates how her deepest and public writing was once formed through the diaries of alternative writers together with Samuel Pepys, James Boswell, the French Goncourt brothers, Mary Coleridge, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Woolf’s “diary parents”—Sir Walter Scott and Fanny Burney. those key literary connections open a brand new and crucial window onto the tale of 1 of literature’s most famed modernists.
 

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Download E-books Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony: A Casebook (Casebooks in Criticism) PDF

Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony, an important novel of the local American Renaissance, is likely one of the such a lot most generally taught and studied novels in better schooling this day. In it, Silko recounts a tender man's look for comfort in his tribe's background and traditions, and his ensuing voyage of self-discovery and discovery of the area. The fourteen essays during this casebook contain various theoretical techniques and supply readers with the most important info, particularly on local American ideals, that would increase their realizing and appreciation of this modern vintage. the gathering additionally contains interviews with Silko within which she explains the significance of the oral culture and storytelling, besides autobiographical foundation of the novel.

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