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Originally published in 1892, "the object of this Handbook is to supply readers and speakers with a lucid, but very brief account of such names as are used in allusions and references, whether by poets or prose writers; - to furnish those who consult it with the plot of popular dramas, the story of epic poems, and the outline of well-known tales. The number of dramatic plots sketched out is many hundreds. Another striking and interesting feature of the book is the revelation of the source from which dramatists and romancers have derived their stories, and the strange repetitions of historic incidents. It has been borne in mind throughout that it is not enough to state a fact. It must be stated attractively, and the character described must be drawn characteristically if the reader is to appreciate it, and feel an interest in what he reads." This work, an American reprint of The Reader's Handbook by E. Cobham Brewer, ..".while retaining all of the original material that can interest and aid the English-speaking student, gives also 'characters and sketches found in American novels, poetry and drama.'"
William Godwin (1756–1836) was one of the first exponents of utilitarianism and the first modern proponent of anarchism. He was not only a radical philosopher but a pioneer in libertarian education, a founder of communist economics, and an acute and powerful novelist whose literary family included his partner, pioneering feminist writer Mary Wollstonecraft, and his daughter Mary Godwin (later Mary Shelley). This work offers for the first time a handy collection of Godwin's key writings in a clear and concise form, together with an assessment of his influence, a biographical sketch, and an analysis of his contribution to anarchist theory and practice. Godwin's work will be of interest to all those who believe that rationality, truth, happiness, individuality, equality, and freedom are central concerns of human enquiry and endeavor.
Life-Writing, Autobiografiction, and the Forms of Modern Literature
Author: Max Saunders
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
This book explores the ways in which modern writers from the 1870s to the 1930s experimented with forms of life-writing - biography, autobiography, memoir, diary, journal - increasingly for the purposes of fiction. It argues for an upsurge in new hybrid forms from the late nineteenth century, identified in a surprisingly early essay of 1906 - which provides a key term for this study - as 'Autobiografiction'. Examples discussed include Pater, Ruskin, Proust, 'MarkRutherford', George Gissing, Samuel Butler, Edmund Gosse, and the strange figure of A. C. Benson. The concept of Autobiografiction proves powerful not only in the new perspective it offers on turn-of-the-century literature, but in the ways it enables a radically new literaryhistory of Modernism. The second part looks at writers experimenting further with autobiografiction as Impressionism turns into Modernism, and consists of detailed readings of key Modernist texts by Joyce, Stein, Pound, and Woolf, and juxtaposing their work with others whose experiments with life-writing forms are no less striking, including Henry Adams, H. G. Wells, Hesketh Pearson, Maurice Baring, Henry James, Joseph Conrad, Ford Madox Ford, Richard Aldington, Wyndham Lewis, Max Beerbohm, andHarold Nicolson.
King Arthur was not an Englishman, but a Celtic warrior, according to Loomis, whose research into the background of the Arthurian legend reveals findings which are both illuminating and highly controversial. The author sees the vegetarian goddess as the prototype of many damsels in Arthurian romance, and Arthur's knights as the gods of sun and storm. If Loomis's arguments are accepted, where does this leave the historic Arthur?
Using original research in scientific treatises, philosophical manuscripts, and political documents, this pioneering study describes the neglected era of revolutionary medicine in Europe through the writings of the English poet and physician, John Keats. De Almeida explores the four primary concerns of Romantic medicine--the physician's task, the meaning of life, the prescription of disease and health, and the evolution of matter and mind--and reveals their expression in Keats's poetry and thought. By delineating a distinct but unknown era in the history of medicine, charting the poet's milieu within this age, and providing close reading of his poems in these contexts, Romantic Medicine and John Keats illustrates the interdisciplinary bonds between the two healing arts of the Romantic period: medicine and poetry.