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These fourteen original essays on the politics of literature investigate aspects of our understanding of the political muse, with a focus on American writing since World War II. Essays include: “American Literature, Politics, and the Last Good War,” “The Literary Art of the Hollywood Ten,” “The Plight of the Left-Wing Screenwriter,” and “Amiri Baraka and the Politics of Popular Culture.”

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Genre Book : Literary Criticism
Author Book : Adam J. Sorkin
Publisher : Popular Press
Release Book : 1989
Download Book : 241 Pages
ISBN-10 : 087972448X


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The Muse That Sings is a collection of interviews with 25 various American composers, born between 1930 and 1960, who explain how they think in sound, mould musical ideas, and ultimately transfer sonic creations to the printed page.

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Genre Book : Music
Author Book : Ann McCutchan
Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
Release Book : 2003
Download Book : 262 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0195168127


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When oral culture becomes literate, in what way does human consciousness itself change? And how does the new form of communication affect the content and meaning of texts? In this book, one of the most original and penetrating thinkers in Greek studies describes the transformation from orality to literacy in classical times and reflects upon its continued meaning for us today. "Fresh insights into the orality-literacy shift in human consciousness from one who has long been studying this shift in ancient Greece and has now brought his vast learning and reflections to bear on our own times. This book is for a wide audience and calls for thoroughly rethinking current views on language, thought, and society from classical scholarship through modern philosophy, anthropology, and poststructuralism."--Walter J. Ong "All in all, we have in this book the summary statement of one of the great pioneers in the study of oral and literate culture, fascinating in its scope and rewarding in its sophistication. As have his other works, this book will contribute mightily to curing the biases resulting from our own literacy."--J. Peter Denny, Canadian Journal of Linguistics "An extremely useful summary and extension of the revisionist thinking of Eric Havelock, whom most classicists and comparatists would rank among the premier classical scholars of the last three decades. . . . The book presents important (though controversial) ideas in. . . an available format."--Choice

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Genre Book : Reference
Author Book : Eric Alfred Havelock
Publisher : Yale University Press
Release Book : 1986
Download Book : 144 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0300043821


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A gorgeous standalone romance from #1 NYT Bestseller Lauren Blakely set in a Paris full of magic, art, ghosts, mysteries, and passionate, sweeping romance... The first time a woman stepped out of a painting, I thought I was seeing things. The second time, I thought I was going mad. The night she emerged from a Renoir, I felt something else entirely — a deep stirring of desire, and the wish to get to know the brilliant beauty who’s been trapped inside a painted garden for years. She can only come out at night in the Musée d'Orsay, where I work. There, after hours, we wander through galleries and step inside the Van Goghs, the Monets, the Toulouse Lautrecs, visiting the Moulin Rouge, kissing under a starry painted sky, and tangling up together on the bridge across the waterlilies. She opens her heart to me, and I learn her story. But she keeps secrets too, ones I hope to unravel. Why she was trapped. Why Renoir is hunting her. And why artwork in famous museums across the world is starting to disintegrate. Why I too seem to be the only person who can repair the masterpieces. As I fall deeper for the woman who’s trapped between two worlds, I’m caught up in another side of Paris after dark, one inhabited by forgers, ghosts of famous artists and, impossibly, by Muses. But someone is after the woman I’m falling in love with, and it’s up to me to save her…even if it means losing everything I’ve found with her.

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Genre Book : Fiction
Author Book : Lauren Blakely
Publisher : Lauren Blakely Books
Release Book : 2021-07-26
Download Book : 350 Pages
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Cultivating the Muse looks beyond the secure and benign images traditionally associated with inspiration in classical literature and scholarship. In contrast to the shapeless collectivity of the Muses in ancient accounts, this collection aspires to redeem their shape in other more vitalforms, closer or more distant incarnations of the ever-elusive maiden. Protagonists -- or victims -- in a complex game of cultural exploration, the alternative Muses and muse-like figures of this book are manipulated, abused, or effaced, but at the same time they also advocate or resist their fatesand explore their own powers of persuasion. Inspiration is here not so much explored in its traditional cultic dimensions, but rather invoked for its capacity to trigger fervent debates about power, desire, knowledge, identity, and gender in the societies of ancient Greece and Rome.

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Genre Book : Literary Criticism
Author Book : Ευφροσύνη Σπέντζου
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release Book : 2002
Download Book : 312 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0199240043


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The author identifies the problems of artistic creativity and outlines conditions conducive to artistic creation.

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Genre Book : Art
Author Book : Mark Freeman
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release Book : 1993
Download Book : 330 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780521392181


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A medley of the words of love inspired by women everywhere.

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Genre Book : Language Arts & Disciplines
Author Book : Jeffrey Godwin
Publisher :
Release Book : 2008-10
Download Book : 136 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0979441668


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From the bestselling author of The Miniaturist comes a captivating and brilliantly realized story of two young women—a Caribbean immigrant in 1960s London and a bohemian woman in 1930s Spain—and the powerful mystery that links them together July 1967, Mayfair, London—a painting left propped on the doorstep of the Skelton Gallery is discovered by Odelle Bastien, a Caribbean immigrant newly employed and in thrall with her enigmatic colleague, Marjorie Quick. The painting is rumoured to be the work of Isaac Robles, whose mysterious death at the burgeoning of his artistic powers has confounded the art world for decades. The excitement over the painting is only matched by the tension caused by the conflicting stories of its discovery. Odelle is unsure whom or what to believe as she finds herself drawn into a complex web of secrets and deceptions. Thirty years earlier, as Spain is on the brink of civil war, Olive Schloss, the daughter of a Viennese Jewish art dealer, follows her parents to Arazuelo, a village in the south rife with unrest. It is here Olive meets Maria Teresita, the young housekeeper, and Maria’s half-brother Isaac Robles, newly returned from the Paris salons, his head full of revolution and dreams of being a painter as famous as Picasso. Both siblings are the illegitimate offspring of the local landowner and have nothing to lose when it comes to exploiting these new guests in their poverty-stricken town. They insinuate themselves into the family, helping to hide Olive’s own artistic talents while Isaac plays at both painting and revolution. The consequences are devastating and echo into the decades to come. In vividly rendered detail, acclaimed and bestselling author Jessie Burton spins a tale of desire, ambition and the ways in which the tides of history inevitably shape and define our lives.

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Genre Book : Fiction
Author Book : Jessie Burton
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release Book : 2016-07-26
Download Book : 416 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781443444996


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Genre Book : English poetry
Author Book : J. A. Simons
Publisher :
Release Book : 1840
Download Book : 168 Pages
ISBN-10 : PRNC:32101064790643


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Genre Book : English poetry
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Release Book : 1737
Download Book : 16 Pages
ISBN-10 : BL:A0019515951