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Myths Of Power

Author : T. Eagleton
ISBN : 1403946973
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Myths of Power - Anniversary Edition sets out to interpret the fiction of the Brontë sisters in light of a Marxist analysis of the historical conditions in which it was produced. Its aim is not merely to relate literary facts, but by a close critical examination of the novels, to find in them a significant structure of ideas and values which related to the Brontës' ambiguous situation within the class-system of their society. Its intention is to forge close relations between the novels, nineteenth-century ideology, and historical forces, in order to illuminate the novels themselves in a radically new perspective. When originally published in 1975 (second edition in 1988), it was the first full-length Marxist study of the Brontës and is now reissued to celebrate 30 years since its first publication. It includes a new Introduction by Terry Eagleton which reflects on the changes which have happened in Marxist literary criticism since 1988, and situates this reissue of the second edition in current debates.
Category: Literary Criticism

Myths Of Power

Author : Terry Eagleton
ISBN : UOM:39015014514411
Genre : Fiction
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`...a valuable book for anyone wanting to move beyond critical pieties to an understanding of the relation between the Brontes' work and their society. Dr Eagleton asks questions which ought be asked.' Juliet Dusinberre, Notes and Queries `...this is a book of real stature, of cogent and steely argument and analysis....' Adrian Poole, Cambridge Review. This widely acclaimed Marxist study of the Brontes is now available in paperback. In this second edition a new introduction has been added.
Category: Fiction

Myths Of Power

Author : Jeroen Duindam
ISBN : 9053561366
Genre : Aristocracy (Social class)
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Category: Aristocracy (Social class)

Some Myths Of The Law

Author : Walter Clark
ISBN : MINN:31951002655349U
Genre : Law
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Creation Myths Of Primitive America

Author : Jeremiah Curtin
ISBN : EAN:4064066236564
Genre : Fiction
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"Creation Myths of Primitive America" by Jeremiah Curtin. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
Category: Fiction

Myths Of The Underworld In Contemporary Culture

Author : Judith Fletcher
ISBN : 9780198767091
Genre : Voyages to the otherworld
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Myths of the Underworld in Contemporary Culture: The Backward Gaze examines a series of twentieth and twenty-first century fictional works that adapt Greco-Roman myths of the catabasis, the heroic journey to the underworld. Covering a range of genres - including novels, comics, and children'sculture, by authors such as Elena Ferrante, Salman Rushdie, Neil Gaiman, A. S. Byatt, Toni Morrison, and Anne Patchett - it reveals how an enduring fascination with life after death, and fantasies of accessing the world of the dead while we are still alive, manifest themselves in myriad and variedre-imaginings of the ancient descent myth. The volume begins with a detailed overview of the use of the myth by ancient authors such as Homer, Aristophanes, Vergil, and Ovid, before exploring the ways in which the narrative of a return trip to Hades by Odysseus, Aeneas, Orpheus, and Persephone canbe manipulated by contemporary storytellers to fit themes of social marginality and alterity, postmodern rebellion, the position of female authors in the literary canon, and the dislocation endured by refugees, exiles, and diasporic populations. It also argues that citations of classical underworldstories can disrupt and challenge the literary canon by using media - such as comic books, children's culture, or rock music - not conventionally associated with high culture.
Category: Voyages to the otherworld

Origin Of Language And Myths

Author : Morgan Peter Kavanagh
ISBN : HARVARD:HX4ZCG
Genre : Language and languages
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Myths Of The Rhine

Author : M. Xavier
ISBN : EAN:4064066234911
Genre : Fiction
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"Myths of the Rhine" by M. Xavier (translated by M. Schele de Vere). Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
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The Myths Of The Rhine

Author : Xavier (M.)
ISBN : HARVARD:32044089076749
Genre : Folklore
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Myths Of Greece And Rome Narrated With Special Reference To Literature And Art

Author : Hélène Adeline Guerber
ISBN : UOM:39015001796328
Genre : History
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This vintage book contains a complete and entertaining account of Grecian and Roman mythology. It is presented in a way that is intended to edify readers as to the considerable influence that Graeco-Roman mythology has had on literature and art, exploring in detail the many deities, stories, and themes involved. This volume is highly recommended for those with an interest in Greek and Roman mythology, and it will be of considerable utility to students. Contents include: "Jupiter," "Juno," "Minerva," "Apollo," "Diana," "Venus," "Mercury," "Mars," "Vulcan," "Neptune," "Pluto," "Bacchus," "Ceres and Proserpina," "Vesta," "Janus," "Somnus and Mors," " olus," "Hercules," "Perseus," "Theseus," et cetera. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction. First published in 1893.
Category: History

Political Power

Author : Gilbert Morris Cuthbertson
ISBN : STANFORD:36105127015209
Genre : Power (Social sciences).
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Category: Power (Social sciences).

The Myth Of Male Power

Author : Warren Farrell
ISBN : 0425155234
Genre : Psychology
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A guide to men/women relationships challenges the victim/oppressor mindset and offers a new perspective on the roots of gender conflict, explaining how to understand gender differences and forge deeper bonds. Reprint.
Category: Psychology

The Digital Sublime

Author : Vincent Mosco
ISBN : 9780262250214
Genre : Social Science
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Interpreting the myths of the digital age: why we believed in the power of cyberspace to open up a new world. The digital era promises, as did many other technological developments before it, the transformation of society: with the computer, we can transcend time, space, and politics-as-usual. In The Digital Sublime, Vincent Mosco goes beyond the usual stories of technological breakthrough and economic meltdown to explore the myths constructed around the new digital technology and why we feel compelled to believe in them. He tells us that what kept enthusiastic investors in the dotcom era bidding up stocks even after the crash had begun was not willful ignorance of the laws of economics but belief in the myth that cyberspace was opening up a new world. Myths are not just falsehoods that can be disproved, Mosco points out, but stories that lift us out of the banality of everyday life into the possibility of the sublime. He argues that if we take what we know about cyberspace and situate it within what we know about culture—specifically the central post-Cold War myths of the end of history, geography, and politics—we will add to our knowledge about the digital world; we need to see it "with both eyes"—that is, to understand it both culturally and materially.After examining the myths of cyberspace and going back in history to look at the similar mythic pronouncements prompted by past technological advances—the telephone, the radio, and television, among others—Mosco takes us to Ground Zero. In the final chapter he considers the twin towers of the World Trade Center—our icons of communication, information, and trade—and their part in the politics, economics, and myths of cyberspace.
Category: Social Science

Russia Without Putin

Author : Tony Wood
ISBN : 9781788731256
Genre : History
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It is impossible to think of Russia today without thinking of Vladimir Putin. More than any other major national leader, he personifies his country in the eyes of the outside world, and dominates Western media coverage. In Russia itself, he is likewise the centre of attention for detractors and supporters alike. But as Tony Wood argues, in order to understand Russia today, the West needs to shake off its obsession with Putin and look at what lies beyond the Kremlin, to see Russia without Putin. In this timely and provocative analysis, Wood looks beyond Putin to explore the profound changes Russia has undergone since 1991. He shows that Russia is not strong but desperately trying to create a space for itself in an increasingly globalized and competitive world, Putin's reign is based on very thin ice; he is highly dependent on a small handful of powerful men who prop him up. Beyond the rich suburbs of Moscow, Russia is a country that is only surviving because of what remains of the soviet economy and culture rather than being held back by it.
Category: History

Coloniality Of Power In Postcolonial Africa

Author : Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni
ISBN : 9782869785786
Genre : Social Science
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In this book the author examines the current state of postcolonial Africa with a focus on the "liberation predicament" and the crisis of epistemological, cultural, economic, and political dependence created by colonialism and coloniality.
Category: Social Science

Myths Of Creation

Author : Sindhu S. Dange
ISBN : UVA:X001878741
Genre : Creation
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Myths Of Reason

Author : Murray Code
ISBN : STANFORD:36105018238043
Genre : Philosophy
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Addresses the meaning of rationality. The author argues that common conceptions of this notion are founded upon dubious myths of reason; and that systematic approaches to rational understanding are inherently limited by denying the cognitive value of myth and metaphor.
Category: Philosophy