Download Imagining London, 1770–1900 by A. Robinson PDF

By A. Robinson

Combining a special review of metropolitan visible tradition with precise textual research, this interdisciplinary research explores the connection among the 2 towns which Londoners inhabited: the actual areas of the city, whose socially stratified and gendered topography used to be formed through customer tradition and unregulated capitalism; and an imaginary 'London', an 'Unreal urban' which mirrored and inspired their figuring out of, and activities in, the 'real' surroundings.

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Download Peer Gynt and Ghosts: Text and Performance by Asbjorn Aarseth PDF

By Asbjorn Aarseth

A learn of 2 of Henrik Ibsen's so much striking and often- played dramatic texts, the dramatic poem Peer Gynt and the focused prose play Ghosts, whose visual appeal brought on an uproar whilst first played. within the first 1/2 the booklet, the writer will pay specific consciousness to the imagery styles of Ibsen's language; Peer Gynt is taken into account in its cultural context, and Ghosts as regards to Ibsen's inspiration of drama. fresh productions of either performs are thought of intimately, together with the younger Vic creation of Ghosts in 1986.

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Download Interpretation and Overinterpretation (Tanner Lectures in by Umberto Eco PDF

By Umberto Eco

The bounds of interpretation--what a textual content can truly be stated to mean--are of double curiosity to a semiotician whose personal novels' interesting complexity has provoked his readers into excessive hypothesis as to their that means. Eco's illuminating and often hilarious dialogue levels from Dante to The identify of the Rose, Foucault's Pendulum, to Chomsky and Derrida, and bears the entire hallmarks of his inimitable own type. 3 of the world's major figures in philosophy, literary thought and feedback take in the problem of getting into debate with Eco at the query of interpretation. Richard Rorty, Jonathan Culler and Christine Brooke-Rose every one upload a particular standpoint in this contentious subject, contributing to a different alternate of rules between a number of the most appropriate and most fun theorists within the box.

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Download The Occult Mind: Magic in Theory and Practice by Christopher I. Lehrich PDF

By Christopher I. Lehrich

"Given the ancient orientation of philosophy, is it unreasonable to recommend a much broader solid of the web into the deep waters of magic? by way of encountering magical notion as conception, we come to a brand new knowing of a suggestion that appears again at us from a funhouse mirror."--The Occult brain Divination, like many severe modes, contains interpreting indicators, and magic, extra regularly, will be visible as a type of feedback that takes the universe--seen and unseen, identified and unknowable--as its textual content. within the Occult brain, Christopher I. Lehrich explores the background of magic in Western proposal, suggesting a daring new knowing of the claims made concerning the continual of varied trust structures. In heavily interlinked essays on such disparate issues as ley traces, the Tarot, the Corpus Hermeticum, writing and formality in magical perform, and early makes an attempt to decipher Egyptian hieroglyphics, Lehrich treats magic and its elements as an highbrow item that calls for interpretive zeal at the a part of readers/observers. Drawing illuminating parallels among the perform of magic and more moderen interpretive systems--structuralism, deconstruction, semiotics--Lehrich deftly means that the threat of magic haunts all such makes an attempt to understand the nature of data. supplying a thorough new method of the character and cost of occult concept, Lehrich's brilliantly conceived and performed ebook posits magic as a method of conception that's intrinsically subversive of normative conceptions of cause and fact. In elucidating the deep parallels among occult suggestion and educational discourse, Lehrich demonstrates that sixteenth-century occult philosophy usually touched on matters that experience turn into critical to philosophical discourse simply some time past fifty years.

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Download Hollywood’s Stephen King by T. Magistrale PDF

By T. Magistrale

For the prior 3 a long time, Hollywood has faithfully tailored a lot of Stephen King's fiction into movie. Of the numerous significant movies which have been made, now not one has misplaced funds. a part of this can be defined when it comes to King's personal reputation in American tradition; he has been, finally, a best-selling author because the overdue Seventies. yet extra fascinating is what this cinematic fascination finds approximately postmodern American tradition. within the first evaluate of Hollywood's significant cinematic interpretations of Stephen King, Tony Magistrale examines many of the thematic, narrative, and personality interconnections that spotlight the relationships between his movies. starting with a revealing interview with Stephen King, the e-book takes us via chapters that discover such well known motion pictures as Stand by means of Me, distress, The Shining, the golf green Mile, and The Shawshank Redemption between others.

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Download Shakespeare and Masculinity in Southern Fiction: Faulkner, by Joseph B. Keener (auth.) PDF

By Joseph B. Keener (auth.)

The e-book advances the concept that American, Southern, white, planter classification authors have appropriated types and modes of masculinity from William Shakespeare. Keener lines the historical past of this appropriation and its attendant masculinities from authors as early as William Gilmore Simms, via Thomas Nelson web page and Thomas Dixon, to William Faulkner.

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