A Personal Anthology

Author: Jorge Luis Borges

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

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Category: Literary Collections

Page: 224

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After almost a half a century of scrupulous devotion to his art, Jorge Luis Borges personally compiled this anthology of his work—short stories, essays, poems, and brief mordant “sketches,” which, in Borges’s hands, take on the dimensions of a genre unique in modern letters. In this anthology, the author has put together those pieces on which he would like his reputation to rest; they are not arranged chronologically, but with an eye to their “sympathies and differences.” A Personal Anthology, therefore, is not merely a collection, but a new composition.

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A Personal Anthology

Author: John Bayley

Publisher: Burns & Oates

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Category: Anthologies

Page: 189

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As the outstanding literary critic of his generation, Bayley provides special insights into the literature -- British, American, and European -- which means the most to him. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

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A Personal Anthology

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Page: 191

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A Personal Anthology

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Page: 191

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Write Yourself a New Life

A Life-changing Course where You, and Your Words, are the Tutor

Author: Stephen Wade

Publisher: How To Books Ltd

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Category: Self-Help

Page: 148

View: 210

This volume works in the form of a personal tutorial and encourages readers to use creative writing and creative journalling as a form of creative expression, which will, in turn, contribute to their personal growth, mental health and general well-being.

The Philosophical Reflection of Man in Literature

Selected Papers from Several Conferences Held by the International Society for Phenomenology and Literature in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Author: Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

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Category: Science

Page: 498

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Being a Professional Writer

Author: Stephen Wade

Publisher: Straightforward co Ltd

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Category: Authorship

Page: 144

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The perfect book for anyone wanting to develop their writing skills, whether through a study course or as a hobby. The guide provides the knowledge essential for approaching this growing and highly marketable area with confidence, covering research, self-assessment, improving skills, and submitting work.

The Literary and Cultural Reception of Charles Darwin in Europe

Author: Thomas F. Glick

Publisher: A&C Black

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 656

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Beyond his pivotal place in the history of scientific thought, Charles Darwin's writings and his theory of evolution by natural selection have also had a profound impact on art and culture and continue to do so to this day. The Literary and Cultural Reception of Charles Darwin in Europe is a comprehensive survey of this enduring cultural impact throughout the continent. With chapters written by leading international scholars that explore how literary writers and popular culture responded to Darwin's thought, the book also includes an extensive timeline of his cultural reception in Europe and bibliographies of major translations in each country.

Why Read the Classics?

Author: Italo Calvino

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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“All that can be done is for each one of us to invent our own ideal library of our classics.” —from Why Read the Classics? Classics, according to Italo Calvino, are not only works of enduring cultural value, but also something much more personal: talismans, touchstones, books through which we understand our world and ourselves. In Why Read the Classics?, Calvino shares over thirty of his classics in essays of warmth, humor, and striking insight. He ranges from Homer to Jorge Luis Borges, from the Persian folklorist Nezami to Charles Dickens. Whether tracing the links between Ovid’s Metamorphoses and Alain Robbe-Grillet’s objectivity, discovering the origins of science fiction in the writings of Cyrano de Bergerac, or convincing us that the Italian novelist Carlo Emilio Gadda’s works are like artichokes, Calvino offers a new perspective on beloved favorites and introduces us to hidden gems. “This book serves as a welcome reminder that the great works are great because they can mean so much to readers, and Calvino is a most knowledgeable guide to all the best destinations.” —San Francisco Chronicle

The Genius of Shakespeare

Picador Classic

Author: Jonathan Bate

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 400

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With an introduction by Simon Callow Judgements about the quality of works of art begin in opinion. But for the last two hundred years only the wilfully perverse (and Tolstoy) have denied the validity of the opinion that Shakespeare was a genius. Who was Shakespeare? Why has his writing endured? And what makes it so endlessly adaptable to different times and cultures? Exploring Shakespeare's life, including questions of authorship and autobiography, and charting how his legacy has grown over the centuries, this extraordinary book asks how Shakespeare has come to be such a powerful symbol of genius. Written with lively passion and wit, The Genius of Shakespeare is a fascinating biography of the life - and afterlife - of our greatest poet. Jonathan Bate, one of the world's leading Shakespearean scholars, has shown how the legend of Shakespeare's genius was created and sustained, and how the man himself became a truly global phenomenon. 'The best modern book on Shakespeare' Sir Peter Hall