Shakespeare: An Introduction: Ideas in Profile

By Paul Edmondson

Ideas in Profile: Small Introductions to special Topics

Shakespeare is the world's maximum author. during this energetic and authoritative advent, Paul Edmondson provides Shakespeare afresh as a dramatist and poet, and encourages us to take possession of the works for ourselves as phrases to be spoken in addition to mentioned. We get a large experience of what his existence used to be like, his wealthy language, and impressive cultural legacy. We seize glimpses of Shakespeare himself, how he wrote and spot what his works suggest to readers and theatre practitioners. exceptionally, we see how Shakespeare tackled the most important subject matters of humanity: strength, historical past, battle and love.

Shakespeare student Paul Edmondson publications us during the most crucial questions round Shakespeare and within the approach reminds us simply why he's so celebrated within the first place.

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The Two Cultures and the Scientific Revolution

2013 Reprint of 1959 version. detailed facsimile of the unique version, no longer reproduced with Optical reputation software program. this can be the e-book of the influential 1959 Rede Lecture via British scientist and novelist C. P. Snow. Its thesis was once that "the highbrow lifetime of the complete of western society" was once break up into the titular cultures - specifically the sciences and the arts - and that this was once a tremendous difficulty to fixing the world's difficulties. released in booklet shape, Snow's lecture used to be extensively learn and mentioned on either side of the Atlantic, best him to jot down a 1963 follow-up, "The Cultures: And a re-evaluation: An accelerated model of the 2 Cultures and the clinical Revolution."

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Sinister Resonance: The Mediumship of the Listener

Sinister Resonance starts off with the idea that sound is a haunting, a ghost, a presence whose situation in house is ambiguous and whose life in time is transitory. The intangibility of sound is uncanny an attractive presence either within the head, at its aspect of resource and throughout, and not totally designated from auditory hallucinations. The shut listener is sort of a medium who attracts out substance from that which isn't totally there.

The background of listening has to be made out of narratives of fable and fiction, silent arts resembling portray, the resonance of structure, auditory artefacts and nature. In such contexts, sound usually features as a metaphor for mystical revelation, instability, forbidden wishes, affliction, formlessness, the unknown, subconscious and extra-human, a illustration of immaterial worlds. as though studying a map of hitherto unexplored territory, Sinister Resonance deciphers sounds and silences buried in the ghostly horrors of Arthur Machen, Shirley Jackson, Charles Dickens, Algernon Blackwood, M.R. James and Edgar Allen Poe, 17th century Dutch style portray from Rembrandt to Vermeer, artists as varied as Francis Bacon and Juan Munoz, advert Reinhardt and Piero Della Francesca, and the writing of many modernist authors, together with Virginia Woolf, Samuel Beckett, James Joyce and William Faulkner. Threaded during the ebook is Marcel Duchamp's curious statement "One can examine seeing yet one cannot listen listening to" and his inspiration of the infra-thin, these human stories so fugitive that they exist simply within the ingenious absences of conception.

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Terms of Service: Social Media and the Price of Constant Connection

Social networking has grown right into a staple of contemporary society, yet its endured evolution is turning into more and more damaging to our lives. Shifts in conversation and privateness are affecting us greater than we detect or understand. Terms of Service crystalizes this present second in know-how and contemplates its implications: the identity-validating pleasures and perils of on-line visibility; our newly followed view of lifestyle in the course of the lens of what's share-worthy; and the surveillance kingdom operated by way of social media platforms—Facebook, Google, Twitter, and others—to mine our own information for ads profit, an invasion of our lives that's as pervasive as executive spying.

Jacob Silverman demands social media clients to take again possession in their electronic selves from the Silicon Valley firms who declare to grasp what is top for them. Integrating politics, sociology, nationwide protection, popular culture, and know-how, he finds the staggering conformity on the center of web culture—explaining how social media businesses engineer their items to inspire shallow engagement and discourage dissent. Reflecting at the collapsed boundaries among our inner most and public lives, Silverman brings into concentration the internal clash we consider while determining what to proportion and what to "like," and explains how we will be able to take the stairs we have to loose ourselves from its grip.

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The Portable Henry James (Penguin Classics)

By Henry James

Henry James wrote with an imperial attractiveness of favor, no matter if his topics have been American innocents or ecu sophisticates, incandescent ladies or their lively suitors. His omniscient eye took within the surfaces of towns, the nuances of speech, gown, and demeanour, and, principally, the microscopic interactions, hesitancies, betrayals, and self-betrayals which are the genuine substance of relationships. The fullyyt new Portable Henry James presents an unprecedented diversity of this nice physique of labor: seven significant stories, together with Daisy Miller, The flip of the Screw, "The Beast within the Jungle," and "The Jolly Corner"; a sampling of revisions James made to a few of his most renowned paintings; go back and forth writing; literary feedback; correspondences; autobiography; descriptions of the main novels; and parodies via recognized contemporaries, together with T. S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Virginia Woolf, and Graham Greene.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the prime writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the easiest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts stronger through introductions and notes by way of unique students and modern authors, in addition to up to date translations by way of award-winning translators.

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Caught between Worlds: British Captivity Narratives in Fact and Fiction

By Joe Snader

The captivity narrative has continually been a literary style linked to the United States. Joe Snader argues, although, that captivity narratives emerged a lot previous in Britain, coinciding with eu colonial growth, the improvement of anthropology, and the increase of liberal political notion. tales of Europeans held captive within the center East, the United States, Africa, and Southeast Asia seemed within the British press from the past due 16th throughout the past due eighteenth centuries, and captivity narratives have been usually featured in the course of the early improvement of the unconventional. until eventually the mid-eighteenth century, British examples of the style outpaced their American cousins in size, frequency of booklet, recognition to anthropological element, and subjective complexity. utilizing either new and canonical texts, Snader indicates that overseas captivity used to be a favourite subject in eighteenth-century Britain. An adaptable and expansive style, those narratives used set plots and stereotypes originating in Mediterranean strength struggles and relocated in numerous settings, quite jap lands. The narratives' rhetorical thoughts and cultural assumptions usually grew out of centuries of spiritual strife and coincided with Europe's early smooth army ascendancy. stuck among Worlds offers a large, wealthy, and versatile definition of the captivity narrative, putting the yankee pressure in its right position in the culture as a complete. Snader, having assembled the 1st bibliography of British captivity narratives, analyzes either authentic texts and a wide physique of fictional works, revealing the methods they helped outline British identification and challenged Britons to reconsider where in their country within the greater global.

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Macbeth: The State of Play (Arden Shakespeare The State of Play)

A "freeze body" quantity showcasing the variety of present debate and ideas surrounding probably the most wide-spread of Shakespeares tragedies. each one bankruptcy has been rigorously chosen for its originality and relevance to the wishes of scholars, lecturers and researchers. Key topics and themes lined include:

The textual content and its prestige
History and Topicality
Critical techniques and shut Reading
Adaptation and Afterlife

the entire essays provide new views and mix to provide readers an updated realizing of whats intriguing and not easy approximately Macbeth. The strategy in keeping with someone play, not like that of topic-based sequence, displays how Shakespeare is most ordinarily studied and taught.

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aka Marcel Duchamp: Meditations on the Identities of an Artist (Smithsonian Contribution to Knowledge)

aka Marcel Duchamp is an anthology of modern essays through top students on Marcel Duchamp, arguably the main influential artist of the 20th century. With scholarship addressing the total variety of Duchamp's occupation, those papers research how Duchamp's impression grew and inspired itself upon his contemporaries and next generations of artists. Duchamp offers an illuminating version of the dynamics of play in development of inventive identification and legacy, including either own volition and contributions made by way of fellow artists, critics, and historians. This quantity is not just very important for its contributions to Duchamp reviews and the sunshine it sheds at the greater impression of Duchamp's artwork and profession on sleek and modern paintings, but in addition for what it finds approximately how the background of paintings itself is formed through the years through moving agendas, evolving methodologies, and new discoveries.

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