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Understanding Anne Enright

Addressed to both literary scholars and the general reader, Understanding Anne Enright is an introduction to the novels and stories of one of the most original and engaging contemporary Irish writers. It analyses developments in Enright’s writing, comparing the evolution of themes and forms from one book to another, contextualising...

Miscellaneous Studies in English Literature

This book is a collection of selected papers which have been delivered at numerous international conferences. They are classified into two main categories: poetry and prose. The first section deals with poetry of the Pre-Romantic, Romantic, modern, and contemporary eras, while the section on prose concerns the eighteenth and ninete...

Female Beauty and Male Attraction in Ancient Greece

This engaging study documents how ancient Greeks perceived the qualities of female hair as both alluring and attractive, and, therefore, seductive and dangerous. In this sense, ancient Greeks viewed feminine hair differently than it is perceived today. While modern culture can identify with ancient culture by considering a woman’s ...

The Peak Time of Entertainment in China

This book is the most detailed study to date on the entertainment system in the Tang Dynasty (618-907AD) of China. It discusses entertainment institutions not only of the local and central governments, but also of city commoners. There are many kinds of performers mentioned in the stories and historical materials of the Tang, which...

Voices from Early China

The Chinese “Book of Odes” (Shijing) is a collection of 305 poems dating from between 1000 and 600 B.C., and, thus, is one of the earliest literary works in any living language. It offers vignettes of life in an almost unimaginably remote society; many of the poems have great charm, for instance, some are authored by women about th...

The Art of Reception

This book deals with processes of reception in visual arts. Images (in the broadest sense) from different cultures and times are examined. The volume focuses on two key interpretations of reception. On the one hand, reception is understood as a concept of repetition and revision spanning different cultures and time periods. On the ...

A Guide to Ancient Greek Literature, Language, Script, Imagination and Philosophy

This book is a chronological survey of the major writers (or reciters, or performers, or orators) of Ancient Greece. Part One considers the major genres of ancient Greek literature: epic, history, drama, satire, lyric, and philosophy. It profiles some of the key issues and authors of each period, characterizes the literature of eac...

An Existentialist Theory of the Human Spirit (Volume 1)

This first volume examines how sexual mores and behavior, religious dogma and practice, and artistic creativity and authenticity have influenced, and been influenced by, the existentialist thought of Kierkegaard, Heidegger, Sartre, Nietzsche, Husserl and Buber, and the writings of Camus, Dostoevsky, Beckett, Kafka and Shestov.It co...

An Existentialist Theory of the Human Spirit (Volume 2)

This second volume examines how sexual mores and behavior, religious dogma and practice, and literary creativity and authenticity have influenced and been influenced by the existentialist thought of Kierkegaard, Heidegger, Sartre, Nietzsche, Husserl and Buber, and the writings of Camus, Dostoevsky, Beckett, Shestov, Berdyaev and Ti...

Changing Societies

Putting movement at the center of our political and practical perspectives is to consider several issues related to the movement itself, including questions about the concept of “pure” culture. The migrant—s/he who moves—is seen as an “intruder” and a threat to cultural norms, but other frightening social mutations such as environm...

Essays in Honour of Boris Berić’s Sixty-Fifth Birthday

Written as a Festschrift honouring a beloved professor, colleague, and friend, this volume comprises a collection of essays offering a wide array of contemporary approaches to literature, linguistics, and applied linguistics. It covers a variety of topics, ranging from medieval to contemporary literature and language, and explores ...

Narratives of the Therapeutic Encounter

This collection of essays explores the ways in which talking therapies have been depicted in twentieth century and contemporary narratives (life-writings, fiction and poetry) in French. This vibrant corpus of francophone literary engagements of therapy has so far been widely unexplored, but it offers rich insights into the connecti...
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