A companion to naturalism by Kelly James Clark

By Kelly James Clark

"Since the flip of the twenty-first century, naturalism has turn into some of the most favorite philosophical orthodoxies within the Western academy. but naturalism is extra frequently assumed than defended. The Blackwell significant other to Naturalism bargains a scientific advent that defines, discusses and defends philosophical naturalism. Essays take on naturalism's function in current cultural conversations, from Libertarianism to Read more...

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The Blackwell spouse to Naturalism offers a scientific creation to philosophical naturalism and its relation to different faculties of thought. Read more...

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Henry James and Queer Modernity by Eric Haralson

By Eric Haralson

Introduction
1 Indiscreet anatomies and protogay aesthetes in Roderick Hudson and The Europeans
2 The elusive queerness of “queer comrades”: The Tragic Muse and “The writer of ‘Beltraffio’ ”
3 The flip of the Screw, or: The Dispossessed Hearts of Little Gentlemen
4 Masculinity “changed and queer” within the Ambassadors
5 pleasing “the everlasting boy in us all”: Willa Cather, Henry James, and Oscar Wilde
6 “The different part is the man”: the queer sleek triangle of Gertrude Stein, Ernest Hemingway, and Henry James
Coda: “Nobody is alike Henry James.” Stein, James, and queer futurity

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No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy

By Cormac McCarthy

In his blistering new novel, Cormac McCarthy returns to the Texas-Mexico border, surroundings of his famed Border Trilogy. The time is our personal, while rustlers have given option to drug-runners and small cities became free-fire zones.

One day, a superb previous boy named Llewellyn Moss reveals a pickup truck surrounded by way of a bodyguard of lifeless males. A load of heroin and million money in funds are nonetheless within the again. whilst Moss takes the money, he units off a series response of catastrophic violence that no longer even the law–in the individual of getting older, disenchanted Sheriff Bell–can contain.

As Moss attempts to avoid his pursuers–in specific a mysterious mastermind who flips cash for human lives–McCarthy at the same time strips down the yankee crime novel and broadens its issues to surround issues as historical because the Bible and as bloodily modern as this morning’s headlines.
No nation for previous males is a triumph.

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The Scarlet Letter (Barnes & Noble Classics) by Nathaniel Hawthorne

By Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Scarlet Letter, via Nathaniel Hawthorne, is a part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which bargains caliber variants at cheap costs to the coed and the overall reader, together with new scholarship, considerate layout, and pages of conscientiously crafted extras. listed here are the various outstanding positive factors of Barnes & Noble Classics:

All versions are fantastically designed and are revealed to more desirable requisites; a few comprise illustrations of ancient curiosity. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls jointly a constellation of influences—biographical, ancient, and literary—to improve each one reader's knowing of those enduring works. America’s first mental novel, Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter is a dismal story of affection, crime, and revenge set in colonial New England. It revolves round a unmarried, forbidden act of ardour that without end alters the lives of 3 participants of a small Puritan neighborhood: Hester Prynne, an ardent and fierce lady who bears the punishment of her sin in humble silence; the Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale, a revered public determine who's inwardly plagued by long-hidden guilt; and the malevolent Roger Chillingworth, Hester’s husband—a guy who seethes with an Ahab-like lust for vengeance.
The panorama of this vintage novel is uniquely American, however the subject matters it explores are universal—the nature of sin, guilt, and penitence, the conflict among our inner most and public selves, and the religious and mental rate of dwelling outdoor society. developed with the splendor of a Greek tragedy, The Scarlet Letter brilliantly illuminates the fact that lies deep in the human heart.

Nancy Stade is knowledgeable as a attorney and has labored within the federal executive and the non-public zone. She at the moment lives in Mexico, the place she is operating on a novel.

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Golden Age: A Novel (Last Hundred Years Trilogy) by Jane Smiley

By Jane Smiley

From the winner of the Pulitzer Prize: the much-anticipated ultimate quantity, following Some Luck and Early caution, of her acclaimed American trilogya richly soaking up new novel that brings the notable Langdon kin into our current occasions and beyond
 
much can occur in a single hundred years, as Jane Smiley exhibits to superb influence in her final Hundred Years trilogy. yet as Golden Age, its ultimate installment, opens in 1987, the following new release of Langdons face monetary, social, political—and personal—challenges in contrast to something their ancestors have encountered ahead of.

Michael and Richie, the rivalrous dual sons of global battle II hero Frank, paintings within the high-stakes international of presidency and finance in Washington and big apple, yet they quickly observe that one’s fiercest enemies should be closest to domestic; Charlie, the fascinating, lately stumbled on scion, struggles with no matter if he needs to make a mark at the global; and Guthrie, as soon as poised to take over the Langdons’ Iowa farm, is in its place deployed to Iraq, leaving the land—ever the guts of this compelling saga—in the able palms of his more youthful sister.

decided to ward off catastrophe, for the planet and her kinfolk, Felicity concerns that the farm’s once-bountiful soil will be completely imperiled, by means of greater than the extremes of weather change. And as they input deeper into the twenty-first century, the entire Langdon women—wives, moms, daughters—find themselves charged with wearing their storied prior into an doubtful destiny.

Combining intimate drama, emotional suspense, and a whole command of historical past, Golden Age brings to a powerful end the century-spanning portrait of this unforgettable family—and the dynamic instances during which they’ve enjoyed, lived, and died: a crowning literary fulfillment from a loved grasp of yankee storytelling.

From the Hardcover edition.

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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain

By Mark Twain

During this vintage satiric novel, released in 1889, Hank Morgan, a manager in a Connecticut gun manufacturing unit, falls subconscious after being whacked at the head. whilst he wakes up he unearths himself in Britain in 528 — the place he's instantly captured, hauled again to Camelot to be exhibited sooner than the knights of King Arthur's around desk, and sentenced to loss of life. issues aren't having a look strong.

But Hank is a quick-witted and enterprising fellow, and within the strategy of saving his lifestyles he turns himself right into a megastar of the top importance. His Yankee ingenuity and data of the realm past the darkish a long time are considered as the main robust sorcery — successful him a place of major minister in addition to the everlasting enmity of a jealous Merlin. which will convey democratic rules and mechanical wisdom to the dominion, Hank introduces newspapers, phones, bicycles, and different glossy conveniences to the england of the darkish a long time. but if he attempts to enhance the lot of the typical humans, chaos and struggle outcome, giving a bittersweet tone to this comedian masterpiece by way of considered one of America's maximum storytellers.

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"Bright Unequivocal Eye": Poems, Papers, and Remembrances by Bert G. Hornback

By Bert G. Hornback

In April of 1998 the 1st Jane Kenyon convention introduced jointly Donald corridor, Wendell Berry, Galway Kinnell, Alice Mattison, Gregory Orr, and Joyce Peseroff in addition to a few students, academics, scholars, and admirers of Jane Kenyon's poetry. What was once stated approximately Jane Kenyon and approximately her poetry used to be expert and informative, and sometimes very relocating. This quantity collects poems and feedback approximately her and her paintings by means of corridor, Berry, Kinnell, Mattison, Orr, and Peseroff, in addition to essays via a dozen different convention individuals.

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Moby-Dick (Cliffs Notes) by Stanley P Baldwin

By Stanley P Baldwin

The unique CliffsNotes learn courses supply specialist remark on significant issues, plots, characters, literary units, and old background.In CliffsNotes on Moby-Dick, you stick with alongside this nice American novel; the turbulent and adventurous tale of a sea captain's obsession with a white whale.This examine consultant stocks a narrative approximately defiance, friendship, accountability, and dying — all immersed in symbolism, corresponding to the white whale, itself. you will achieve convenience with the darkish and complex plot as you progress via serious commentaries on all the novel's a hundred thirty five chapters. different positive aspects that assist you work out this significant paintings includeLife and history of the writer, Herman MelvilleAnalyses of the charactersIntroduction to the novelA evaluate part that checks your wisdom and indicates essay topicsA chosen bibliography that leads you to extra nice resourcesClassic literature or modern day treasure — you will know it all with professional details and perception from CliffsNotes research publications.

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Fairy Tale Review, The Violet Issue by Kate Bernheimer

By Kate Bernheimer

This can be an annual magazine dedicated to fairy stories, modern and historical.Each factor of "Fairy story evaluate" comprises poetry, fiction, and essays that both tackle the abiding impact of fairy stories on modern literature and tradition, or are themselves modern fairy stories in prose or verse. it's, in accordance with editor Kate Bernheimer, "a venue for all writers operating with the aesthetics and motifs of fairy tales.""Fairy story Review's" first matters ("The Blue factor, 2005", and "The eco-friendly factor, 2006") comprise contributions from nationally famous authors similar to Donna Tartt, Francine Prose, Lydia Millet, Marina Warner, Jack Zipes, Aimee Bender, and Rikki Ducornet. tales from the 1st concerns were famous or selected for republication in "Best New American Writers 2006" and "Best American brief tales 2005". Seven tales and 7 poems in all were nominated for the Pushcart Prize.The 3rd quantity, "The Violet Issue", comprises paintings through Kim Addonizio, Don Mee Choi, Lucy Corin, Tracy Daugherty, Espido Freire, Toshiya Kamei, Sarah Hannah, Lily Hoang, Anna Maria Hong, Kim Hyesoon, Jeffrey Levine, Lisa Olstein, David Petruzelli, Natania Rosenfeld, Aurelie Sheehan, Richard Siken, Kieran Suckling, Lee Upton, and Julie Marie Wade.

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