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Author: americagov
Keywords: brief, literature, usa
Number of Pages: 78
Published: 1969-12-31
eBookDB-ID: EBDB0303US

USA Literature in Brief pinpoints and describes the contributions to American literature of some of the best-recognized American poets, novelists, philosophers and dramatists from pre-Colonial days through the present. Major literary figures are discussed in detail, as are their major works. Brief discussions of cultural periods and movements such as romanticism, modernism, and transcendentalism put individuals in context and lend perspective. This condensed version of Outline of American Literature highlights major achievers and important works in the canon.

Author: Rebecca J. Lukens
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: literature, children, handbook, critical
Number of Pages: 241
Published: 1998-03-01
ISBN-10: 078815320X
ISBN-13: 9780788153204

Unlike an anthology of children's literature, which includes only chapters or summaries, this outstanding seventh edition teaches how to make appropriate judgments about what constitutes quality children's literature. Using the critical standards for all literature, explanations are supplemented by special issues in judging books for children. Taking readers through the definitions of literary terms by reviewing plot, character, theme, setting, point of view, style, and tone, and including special sections on censorship and the importance of reading aloud, Lukens provides sound criteria for as

Author: Philip S. Ward
Publisher: University of California Press
Keywords: systematics, ant, bibliography
Number of Pages: 430
Published: 1996
ISBN-10: 0520098145
ISBN-13: 9780520098145

This bibliography is a comprehensive compilation of the literature on ant systematics. Covering the period 1758 to 1995, it contains entries for approximately 8,000 publications on the taxonomy, evolution, and comparative biology of ants. Most of the literature citations have been carefully verified and precisely dated. An introductory chapter discusses the problems associated with dating a citation of taxonomic literature. A list of all serials cited (more than 1,300 titles) and their abbreviations accompanies the bibliography.

Author: John Speller
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
Keywords: literature, bourdieu
Number of Pages: 208
Published: 2011-11-30
ISBN-10: 1906924422
ISBN-13: 9781906924423

Bourdieu and Literature is a wide-ranging, rigorous and accessible introduction to the relationship between Pierre Bourdieu's work and literary studies. It provides a comprehensive overview and critical assessment of his contributions to literary theory and his thinking about authors and literary works.One of the foremost French intellectuals of the post-war era, Bourdieu has become a standard point of reference in the fields of anthropology, linguistics, art history, cultural studies, politics, and sociology, but his longstanding interest in literature has often been overlooked. This study ex

Author: Warner Berthoff
Publisher: University of California Press
Keywords: writing, american, qualities, literature
Number of Pages: 228
Published: 1979
ISBN-10: 0520036964
ISBN-13: 9780520036963

Probes postwar American writers' abandonment of distinguishing features of literary workmanship in writings viewed as testaments of personal survival and reflects on the prospects of literature in a time of cultural crisis and drift

Author: Mario Fenyo
Publisher: American Philosophical Society
Keywords: transactions, aps, budapest, change, political, literature
Number of Pages: 180
Published: 2007-12
ISBN-10: 1422374432
ISBN-13: 9781422374436

A study of the Nyugat movement in the late Austro-Hungarian Empire, one of the organizers of which was the father of author Mario D. Fenyo. The objective purpose of this study is twofold. First, it is an attempt to formulate a methodology, a theory of the political function of literature. Second, it is a case study. Contents: The Historical Context; The Literary Context; The Financial Context; The Political Attitudes of the Nyugat Writers; Numbers & Literature; The Nyugat & the Intellectuals; The Nyugat & the Working Class; The Nyugat versus the Establishment; & The Mirror or the Hammer. Illus

Author: Isaac Goldberg
Publisher: Branden Books
Keywords: tales, brazilian
Number of Pages: 100
Published: 1999-11-01
ISBN-10: 0828314268
ISBN-13: 9780828314268

Dr Isaac Goldberg, noted authority on Latin-American literature, selected for this volume half a dozen of the best-known short stories in Brazilian literature, and accompanied them with an extensive essay on Brazilian fiction. This volume gives an opportunity to know some of the outstanding authors of the great nation in the Southern Hemisphere.
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