Download E-books Reinmars Women: A Study of the Woman's Song ('Frauenlied' and 'Frauenstrophe') of Reinmar der Alte (German Language and Literature Monographs) PDF

By William E. Jackson

Reinmar der Alte, the twelfth-century poet sometimes called Reinmar von Hagenau, wrote numerous ‘Frauenlieder’ and ‘Frauenstrophen’, i.e. poems and stanzas during which the speaker is a girl. even though, there hasn't ever been a passable scholarly remedy of those poems. during the background of scholarship facing his works, the evaluate has been established usually on a characterization of his character. This quantity attempts to fill this hole through offering and analysing the Woman’s music of Reinmar.

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Download E-books Longing to Belong: The Parvenu in Nineteenth-Century French and German Literature (Nineteenth-Century Major Lives and Letters) PDF

An emblematic determine of the 'bourgeois century,' the parvenu represents the opposite on which a society relies. This drama of exclusion is symptomatic of nineteenth-century society: ambivalent approximately social mobility, oscillating among a brand new experience of chance for all and a backward-looking retrenchment to inflexible social buildings.

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Download E-books Territories of History: Humanism, Rhetoric, and the Historical Imagination in the Early Chronicles of Spanish America PDF

By Sarah H. Beckjord

Sarah H. Beckjord’s Territories of historical past explores the full of life yet mostly unacknowledged spirit of mirrored image, debate, and experimentation found in foundational Spanish American writing. In old works by means of writers similar to Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo, Bartolomé de Las Casas, and Bernal Díaz del Castillo, Beckjord argues, the authors weren't simply expert by way of the spirit of inquiry found in the humanist culture but in addition drew seriously from their encounters with New global peoples. extra particularly, their makes an attempt to differentiate superstition and magic from technology and faith within the New international considerably motivated the aforementioned chroniclers, who more and more directed their insights clear of the outline of local peoples and towards a mirrored image at the nature of fact, rhetoric, and fiction in writing history.

Due to a convergence of frequently contradictory info from quite a few sources—eyewitness bills, historiography, inventive literature, in addition to broader philosophical and theological influences—categorizing ancient texts from this era poses no effortless job, yet Beckjord sifts during the info in a good, logical demeanour. on the center of Beckjord’s learn, although, is a basic philosophical challenge: the slippery nature of truth—especially while dictated by means of tales. Territories of heritage engages either a physique of rising scholarship on early smooth epistemology and empiricism and up to date advancements in narrative idea to light up the significance of those colonial authors’ severe insights. In highlighting the parallels among the sixteenth-century debates and poststructuralist techniques to the research of heritage, Beckjord uncovers an incredible legacy of the Hispanic highbrow culture and updates the learn of colonial historiography in view of contemporary discussions of narrative theory.

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Download E-books Adverse Genres in Fernando Pessoa PDF

By K. David Jackson

Poet, short-story author, feverish inventor--Fernando Pessoa was once the most cutting edge figures shaping ecu modernism. identified for a repertoire of works penned by means of a number of invented authors--which he termed heteronyms--the Portuguese author gleefully subverted the suggestion of what it ability to be an writer. Adverse Genres in Fernando Pessoa offers an advent to the fiction and the "profusion of selves" that populates the enigmatic author's uniquely imagined oeuvre.

To consultant readers throughout the eclectic paintings shaped by way of Pessoa's heteronyms, ok. David Jackson advances the belief of "adverse genres" revealing style clashes to be primary to the author's paradoxical and contradictory corpus. in the course of the invented "coterie of authors," Pessoa inverted the standard relationships among shape and content material, authorship and textual content. In an encouraged, paradoxical, and from time to time absurd blending of cultural referents, Pessoa chosen genres from the ecu culture (Ricardo Reis's Horatian odes, Álvaro de Campos's worship of Walt Whitman, Alberto Caeiro's pastoral and metaphysical verse, and Bernardo Soares's philosophical diary), into which he inserted incongruent modern principles. via growing a number of layers of authorial anomaly Pessoa breathes the power of modernism into conventional old genres, extending their expressive variety.

Through examinations of "A Very unique Dinner," the "Cancioneiro," love letters to Ophelia Queirós, "The experience of the Anarchist Banker," Pessoa's selection of quatrains derived from Portuguese well known verse, the booklet of Disquietude, and the foremost poetic heteronyms, Jackson enters the orbit of the artist who exchanged a regular existence for a global of the imagination.

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Download E-books The Burden of Modernity: The Rhetoric of Cultural Discourse in Spanish America PDF

By Carlos J. Alonso

This ebook deals a provocative interpretation of cultural discourse in Spanish the United States. Alonso argues that Spanish American cultural creation constituted itself via dedication to what he calls the "narrative of futurity," that's, the uncompromising adoption of modernity. This dedication fueled a rhetorical difficulty that the embracing of discourses considered as "modern" in historic and financial situation which are themselves the negation of modernity. via clean readings of texts by way of Sarmiento, Mansilla, Quiroga, Vargos Llosa, Garcia Marquez, and others, Alonso tracks this textual dynamic in works from the 19th century to the present.

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Download E-books In the Land of the Long White Cloud (In the Land of the Long White Cloud saga) PDF

By Sarah Lark

Helen Davenport, governess for a prosperous London loved ones, longs for a relations of her own—but nearing her past due twenties, she understands her clients are dim. Then she spots an commercial looking younger ladies to marry New Zealand’s honorable bachelors and starts an affectionate correspondence with a gentleman farmer. while her church bargains to pay her travels less than an strange association, she jumps on the chance.

Meanwhile, round the corner in Wales, appealing and bold Gwyneira Silkham, daughter of a filthy rich sheep breeder, is tired of excessive society. but if a mysterious New Zealand baron bargains her father an unfortunate blackjack hand, Gwyn’s hand in marriage is all of sudden at the desk. Her relations is outraged, yet Gwyn is overjoyed to flee the existence laid out for her.

The girls meet at the send to Christchurch—Helen touring in guidance, Gwyn first class—and develop into not likely neighbors. whilst their new husbands become very diversified than anticipated, the ladies needs to support each other locate the life—and love— they’d was hoping for.

Set opposed to the backdrop of colonial nineteenth-century New Zealand, In the Land of the lengthy White Cloud is a hovering saga of friendship, romance, and unforgettable adventure.

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Download E-books Contemporary Women's Writing in German: Changing the Subject (Oxford Studies in Modern European Culture) PDF

By Brigid Haines

Brigid Haines and Margaret Littler draw at the most recent advancements in feminist thought to discover modern German ladies writers' representations of lady subjectivity. Bridging the distance among severe concept and women's writing in German, this publication presents in-depth, absolutely contextualized readings of six key texts.

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