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Download E-books Don DeLillo's Underworld: A Reader's Guide (Continuum Contemporaries) PDF

This is a part of a brand new sequence of courses to modern novels. the purpose of the sequence is to offer readers available and informative introductions to a couple of the most well-liked, so much acclaimed and so much influential novels of contemporary years - from ‘The is still of the Day' to ‘White Teeth'. A workforce of up to date fiction students from either side of the Atlantic has been assembled to supply a radical and readable research of every of the novels in question.

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Download E-books Sexual Freedom in Restoration Literature PDF

The pursuit of sexual freedom and its political, philosophical and sensible implications are the topics of this wide-ranging new research of seventeenth-century literature. the writer examines the writers of the later 17th century of their old context, and focuses quite on what occurs while ladies, in addition to males, wish sexual freedom. In a examine of the writings of the Earl of Rochester, infamous for his or her sexual candor, and of Aphra Behn, such a lot debatable lady of her day, the writer explores the tensions inherent within the ideology of person liberty within the behavior of sexual relatives inside and out marriage.

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Download E-books Mendelssohn and His World (The Bard Music Festival) PDF

During the 1830s and 1840s the remarkably flexible composer-pianist-organist-conductor Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy stood on the vanguard of German and English musical existence. Bringing jointly formerly unpublished essays via historians and musicologists, reflections on Mendelssohn written via his contemporaries, the composer's personal letters, and early serious reports of his track, this quantity explores a variety of elements of Mendelssohn's song, his social and highbrow circles, and his profession. The essays partly I disguise the character of a Jewish id in Mendelssohn's tune (Leon Botstein); his dating to the Berlin Singakademie (William A. Little); the function of his sister Fanny Hensel, herself a baby prodigy and complete composer (Nancy Reich); Mendelssohn's compositional craft within the Italian Symphony and chosen live performance overtures (Claudio Spies); his oratorio Elijah (Martin Staehelin); his incidental tune to Sophocles' Antigone (Michael P. Steinberg); his anthem "Why, O Lord, hold up forever?" (David Brodbeck); and an unfinished piano sonata (R. Larry Todd). half II offers little-known memoirs by way of such contemporaries as J. C. Lobe, A. B. Marx, Julius Schubring, C. E. Horsley, Max Mller, and Betty Pistor. Mendelssohn's letters are represented partially III by means of his correspondence with Wilhelm von Boguslawski and Aloys Fuchs, right here translated for the 1st time. half IV includes past due nineteenth-century serious studies by way of Heinrich Heine, Franz Brendel, Friedrich Niecks, Otto Jahn, and Hans von Blow.

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Download E-books The Motet in the Age of Du Fay (New Perspectives in Music History and Criticism) PDF

In the course of the life of Guillaume Du Fay (c. 1400-1474) the motet underwent a profound transformation. end result of the protean nature of the motet in this interval, difficulties of definition have consistently stood within the means of a whole knowing of this significant shift. via a accomplished survey of the surviving repertory, Julie Cumming indicates that the motet is healthier understood at the point of the subgenre. She employs new principles approximately different types taken from cognitive psychology and evolutionary conception to light up the method during which the subgenres of the motet arose and developed. One very important discovering is the character and volume of the an important position that English tune performed within the genre's transformation. Cumming offers an in depth examining of many little-known items; she additionally indicates how Du Fay's motets have been the made from subtle experimentation with widespread barriers.

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Download E-books Renaissance Woman: A Sourcebook: The Construction of Femininities in England 1520-1680 PDF

By K. Aughterson

Renaissance lady: A Sourcebook is a useful choice of money owed of ladies and femininity in early sleek England. the amount is split thematically into 9 sections, every one with an obtainable advent, notes on resources and an annotated bibliography. The sections are:* Theology * Biology * behavior * Sexuality and Motherhood * Politics and legislation * schooling * paintings * Writing and conversing * Feminism Renaissance girl: A Sourcebook brings jointly assets starting from clinical files and political pamphlets to sermons and the Bible, in addition to literary resources. offering a old context to problems with gender within the Renasissance, will probably be crucial examining for college students of the interval, gender experiences and cultural background.

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Download E-books The Sephardic Frontier: the reconquista and the Jewish community in medieval Iberia (Conjunctions of religion and power in the medieval past) PDF

By Jonathan Ray

No topic looms greater over the old panorama of medieval Spain than that of the reconquista, the quick enlargement of the facility of the Christian kingdoms into the Muslim-populated lands of southern Iberia, which created a huge frontier quarter that for 2 centuries remained a area of battle and peril. Drawing on a wide fund of unpublished fabric in royal, ecclesiastical, and municipal data in addition to rabbinic literature, Jonathan Ray finds a fluid, frequently risky society that transcended non secular barriers and attracted Jewish colonists from in the course of the peninsula and beyond.

The outcome was once a wave of Jewish settlements marked by way of a excessive measure of openness, mobility, and interplay with either Christians and Muslims. Ray's view demanding situations the conventional historiography, which holds that Sephardic groups, already totally built, have been easily reestablished at the frontier. within the early years of cost, Iberia's crusader kings actively supported Jewish monetary and political task, and Jewish interplay with their Christian associates was once extensive.

Only because the frontier was once firmly integrated into the political lifetime of the peninsular states did those frontier Sephardic populations start to forge the communal constructions that resembled the older Jewish groups of the North and the inner. by way of the tip of the 13th century, royal intervention had began to limit the quantity of touch among Jewish and Christian groups, signaling the tip of the open society that had marked the frontier for many of the century.

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Download E-books Metropolitan Tragedy: Genre, Justice, and the City in Early Modern England PDF

Breaking new flooring within the research of tragedy, early smooth theatre, and literary London, Metropolitan Tragedy demonstrates that early smooth tragedy emerged from the juncture of radical alterations in London’s city textile and the city’s judicial strategies. Marissa Greenberg argues that performs via Shakespeare, Milton, Massinger, and others remodel classical conventions to symbolize the town as a locus of discomfort and loss whereas they consider genuine assets of injustice in 16th- and seventeenth-century London: structural upheaval, imperial ambition, and political tyranny.

Drawing on a wealthy archive of published and manuscript resources, together with various photographs of England’s capital, Greenberg finds the competing principles concerning the city that mediated responses to theatrical tragedy. the 1st learn of early smooth tragedy as an city style, Metropolitan Tragedy advances our figuring out of the intersections among style and history.

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Download E-books Paper Memory (Harvard historical studies ;) PDF

By Matthew Lundin

Paper reminiscence tells of 1 man’s challenge to maintain for posterity the reminiscence of daily life in sixteenth-century Germany. Lundin takes us contained in the brain of an undistinguished German burgher, Hermann Weinsberg, whose early-modern writings sought to make experience of alterations that have been unsettling the rules of his international.

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