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Critical Essays on Shakespeare's A Lover's Complaint

By Shirley Sharon-Zisser
  • Book ID : 1351947354
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 214
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
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Despite the outpour of interpretations, from critics of all schools, on Shakespeare's dramatic works and other poetic works, A Lover's Complaint has been almost totally ignored by criticism. This collection of essays is designed to bring to the poem the attention it deserves for its beauty, its aesthetic, psychological and conceptual complexity, and its representation of its cultural moment. A series of readings of A Lover's Complaint, particularly engaging with issues of psychoanalysis and gender, the volume cumulatively builds a detailed picture of the poem, its reception, and its critical neglect. The essays in the volume, by leading Shakespeareans, open up this important text before scholars, and together generate the long-overdue critical conversation about the many intriguing facets of the poem.

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Interdisciplinary in scope, this collection examines the varied and complex ways in which early modern Europeans imagined, discussed and enacted friendship, a fundamentally elective relationship between individuals otherwise bound in prescribed familial, religious and political associations. The volume is carefully designed to reflect the complexity and multi-faceted nature of early modern friendship, and each chapter comprises a case study of specific contexts, narratives and/or lived friendships. Contributors include scholars of British, French, Italian and Spanish culture, offering literary, historical, religious, and political perspectives. Discourses and Representations of Friendship in Early Modern Europe, 1500-1700 lays the groundwork for a taxonomy of the transformations of friendship discourse in Western Europe and its overlap with emergent views of the psyche and the body, as well as of the relationship of the self to others, classes, social institutions and the state.

Delphi Complete Works of Dante Alighieri (Illustrated)

By Dante Alighieri
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Delphi Classics
  • Isbn : 1909496197
  • Pages : 3491
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 482
  • File Pdf: delphi-complete-works-of-dante-alighieri.pdf

Book Summary:

The Delphi Poets Series offers readers the works of literature's finest poets, with superior formatting. This volume presents the works of world poet Dante Alighieri, with beautiful illustrations, the original Italian texts and bonus material. (12MB Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Dante's life and works * Concise introductions to the poetry * Excellent formatting of the poems * Both verse and prose translations of THE DIVINE COMEDY, with glossed footnotes – ideal for students * Also includes Gustave Doré’s celebrated illustrations of THE DIVINE COMEDY – over a hundred stunning images * Easily locate the cantos you want to read with detailed contents tables * Includes Dante’s complete works in Italian – ideal for students exploring the original texts * Features a bonus biography - discover Dante's literary life * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres CONTENTS: The Poetry Collections THE NEW LIFE THE DIVINE COMEDY (VERSE) THE DIVINE COMEDY (PROSE) The Italian Texts LIST OF WORKS The Biography DANTE: HIS TIMES AND HIS WORK BY ARTHUR JOHN BUTLER

Claiming His Love-Child

By Sandra Marton
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Isbn : 1426841973
  • Pages : 192
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 916
  • File Pdf: claiming-his-love-child.pdf

Book Summary:

He can't get that one night out of his head... And when Cullen O'Connell sees Marissa again, he discovers that one night of passion has created more than a memory.... She's pregnant with his love-child! Cullen offers a marriage of convenience to claim his baby. Marissa has no choice but to accept. But can a marriage born of duty turn into love...?

The Islamic Manuscript Tradition

By Christiane Gruber
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Isbn : 0253029201
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Art
  • Reads : 385
  • File Pdf: the-islamic-manuscript-tradition.pdf

Book Summary:

Over the course of ten centuries, Islam developed a rich written heritage that is visible in paintings, calligraphies, and manuscripts. The Islamic Manuscript Tradition explores this aspect of Islamic history with studies of the materials and tools of literate culture, including pens, inks, and papers, Qur’ans, Persian and Mughal illustrated manuscripts, Ottoman devotional works, cartographical manuscripts, printed books, and Islamic erotica. Seven essays present new scholarship on a wide range of topics including collection, miniaturization, illustrated devotional books, the history of the printing press in Islamic lands, and the presence and function of erotic paintings. This beautifully produced volume includes 111 color illustrations and provides a valuable new resource for students and scholars of Islamic art.

Shakespeare and Commedia dell'Arte

By Artemis Preeshl
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Isbn : 1317230418
  • Pages : 302
  • Category : Drama
  • Reads : 548
  • File Pdf: shakespeare-and-commedia-dell-arte.pdf

Book Summary:

Shakespeare and Commedia dell’Arte examines the ongoing influence of commedia dell’arte on Shakespeare’s plays. Exploring the influence of commedia dell’arte improvisation, sight gags, and wordplay on the development of Shakespeare’s plays, Artemis Preeshl blends historical research with extensive practical experience to demonstrate how these techniques might be applied when producing some of Shakespeare's best-known works today. Each chapter focuses on a specific play, from A Midsummer Night’s Dream to The Winter’s Tale, drawing out elements of commedia dell’arte style in the playscripts and in contemporary performance. Including contemporary directors’ notes and interviews with actors and audience members alongside Elizabethan reviews, criticism, and commentary, Shakespeare and Commedia dell’Arte presents an invaluable resource for scholars and students of Renaissance theatre.

Love's Ripening

By Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Isbn : 9780834824775
  • Pages : 204
  • Category : Poetry
  • Reads : 472
  • File Pdf: love-s-ripening.pdf

Book Summary:

Love is the meaning of our existence, the raw material of transformation, the glorious way of access to Divine intimacy. This teaching infuses the lyric verse of Rumi (1207–1273), the greatest of the Sufi poets. The poems in this collection, taken from among the master’s many volumes of work, focus on one of his greatest themes: how love grows and matures for those on the spiritual path. Kabir Helminski and Ahmad Rezwani have crafted a translation that remains faithful to the original Persian while giving eloquent expression to the joy of Rumi’s astonishing encounter with the Divine.

The Skylighter

By Becky Wallace
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1481405705
  • Pages : 432
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 816
  • File Pdf: the-skylighter.pdf

Book Summary:

Johanna and Rafi are in a race against time to save their country before a power-mad Keeper destroys everything they hold dear in the “enthralling magical world” (Cinda Williams Chima, author of The Heir Chronicles) introduced in The Storyspinner. As the last of the royal line, Johanna is the only person who can heal a magical breach in the wall that separates her kingdom of Santarem from the land of the Keepers, legendary men and women who wield elemental magic. The barrier protects Santarem from those Keepers who might try to take power over mere humans…Keepers who are determined to stop Johanna and seize the wall’s power for themselves. And they’re not the only ones. As the duchys of Santarem descend into war over the throne, Johanna relies more than ever on the advice of her handsome companion, Lord Rafael DeSilva. But Rafi is a duke too, and his people come first. As their friendship progresses into the beginnings of a tender relationship, Johanna must wonder: is Rafi looking out for her happiness, or does he want the throne for himself? With war on the horizon, Johanna and Rafi dodge treacherous dukes and Keeper assassins as they race to through the countryside, determined to strengthen the wall before it’s too late…even if it means sacrificing their happiness for the sake of their world.

The Melancholy Void

By Felipe Valencia (1983- author)
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Isbn : 1496227697
  • Pages : 354
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 215
  • File Pdf: the-melancholy-void.pdf

Book Summary:

At the turn of the seventeenth century, Spanish lyric underwent a notable development. Several Spanish poets reinvented lyric as a melancholy and masculinist discourse that sang of and perpetrated symbolic violence against the female beloved. This shift emerged in response to the rising prestige and commercial success of the epic and was enabled by the rich discourse on the link between melancholy and creativity in men. In The Melancholy Void Felipe Valencia examines this reconstruction of the lyric in key texts of Spanish poetry from 1580 to 1620. Through a study of canonical and influential texts, such as the major poems by Luis de Góngora and the epic of Alonso de Ercilla, but also lesser-known texts, such as the lyrics by Miguel de Cervantes, The Melancholy Void addresses four understudied problems in the scholarship of early modern Spanish poetry: the use of gender violence in love poetry as a way to construct the masculinity of the poetic speaker; the exploration in Spanish poetry of the link between melancholy and male creativity; the impact of epic on Spanish lyric; and the Spanish contribution to the fledgling theory of the lyric. The Melancholy Void brings poetry and lyric theory to the conversation in full force and develops a distinct argument about the integral role of gender violence in a prominent strand of early modern Spanish lyric that ran from Garcilaso to Góngora and beyond.