Download E-books The Waste Land (Norton Critical Editions) PDF

By T. S. Eliot

The textual content of Eliot's 1922 masterpiece is observed via thorough explanatory annotations in addition to by way of Eliot's personal knotty notes, a few of which require annotation themselves. For ease of examining, this Norton serious variation provides The Waste Landas it first seemed within the American variation (Boni & Liveright), with Eliot's notes on the finish.

Contexts offers readers with priceless fabrics on The Waste Land's assets, composition, and booklet history.

Criticism lines the poem's reception with twenty-five experiences and essays, from first reactions during the finish of the 20th century. integrated are stories released within the Times Literary Supplement, besides decisions by means of Virginia Woolf, Gilbert Seldes, Edmund Wilson, Elinor Wylie, Conrad Aiken, Charles Powell, Gorham Munson, Malcolm Cowley, Ralph Ellison, John Crowe Ransom, I. A. Richards, F. R. Leavis, Cleanth Brooks, Delmore Schwartz, Denis Donoghue, Robert Langbaum, Marianne Thormählen, A. D. Moody, Ronald Bush, Maud Ellman, Christine Froula, and Tim Armstrong. A Chronology and chosen Bibliography are incorporated.

About the Series: No different sequence of vintage texts equals the quality of the Norton serious Editions. each one quantity combines the main authoritative textual content to be had with the comprehenive pedagogical gear essential to relish the paintings totally. cautious enhancing, fine translation, and thorough explanatory annotations permit every one textual content to fulfill the top literary criteria whereas final obtainable to scholars. every one variation is outlined on acid-free paper and each textual content within the sequence is still in print. Norton severe versions are the alternative for excellence in scholarship for college kids at greater than 2,000 universities around the globe.

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By Jane Austen

One of the main universally enjoyed and fashionable English novels, Pride and Prejudice used to be penned as a well-liked leisure. however the consummate artistry of Jane Austen (1775–1817) reworked this bubbling story of rural romance right into a witty, shrewdly saw satire of English kingdom lifestyles that's now considered as one of many imperative treasures of English language.
In a distant Hertfordshire village, far flung the nice trainer roads of George III's England, a rustic squire of no nice capacity needs to marry off his 5 vivacious daughters. on the center of this all-consuming company are his headstrong moment daughter Elizabeth Bennet and her aristocratic suitor Fitzwilliam Darcy — fans whose satisfaction has to be humbled and prejudices dissolved ahead of the unconventional can come to its appropriate conclusion.
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Download E-books The Beatles vs. The Rolling Stones: Sound Opinions on the Great Rock 'n' Roll Rivalry PDF

Two of the world’s preeminent track newshounds take on the liveliest debate in rock heritage: which band is the best ever—the Beatles or the Rolling Stones? greater than dozen subject matters of dialogue are addressed, with circumstances being made either for the boys from Liverpool and rock’s proto undesirable boys. From the Cavern and Crawdaddy golf equipment via head-to-head comparisons of particular albums (e.g., Exile or “the White Album”?), individuals’ roles in the bands, the Svengali-like managers, influential manufacturers, musical affects, and extra, this can be the e-book that dares confront the subjects over which enthusiasts have agonized for years. Illustrated all through with images and memorabilia, the booklet additionally includes a lenticular disguise piece that alternates among the 2 bands.

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Download E-books The Complete Critical Guide to Thomas Hardy PDF

By Geoffrey Harvey

Thomas Hardy: final of the Victorians, or first of the moderns? nice novelist, yet ultimate poet? Pre-eminent commentator on a tradition in transition? such a lot of questions encompass the main figures within the English literary canon, yet so much books concentrate on one element of an author's lifestyles or paintings, or restrict themselves to a unmarried serious process. the entire severe advisor to Thomas Hardy is a part of a chain of complete, straight forward introductions which: provide uncomplicated info on an author's lifestyles, contexts, and works; define the key serious matters surrounding the author's works, from the time they have been written to the current; depart decisions as much as you, via explaining the entire diversity of usually very assorted severe perspectives and interpretations; and provide publications to additional interpreting in each one region mentioned. This sequence has a vast concentration yet one very transparent goal: to equip readers with the entire wisdom they should make their very own new readings of an important literary texts.

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'The sequence appears rather very good - attractively produced, consumer pleasant; and notable price for money' - Ronald Knowles, Reader, collage of interpreting --This textual content refers to another Paperback edition.

About the Author
Geoffrey Harvey is the writer of The Romantic culture in sleek English Poetry (1986). he's Senior Lecturer in English on the college of analyzing.

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By Stanley Wiater, Christopher Golden, Hank Wagner

The myriad worlds and universes King has created are, in truth, one global, one universe. here's the guide to that universe.
The whole Stephen King Universe is the single definitive reference paintings that examines all of Stephen King's novels, brief tales, movies, miniseries, and teleplays, and deciphers the threads that exist in all of his paintings. This final source comprises in-depth tale analyses, personality breakdowns, little-known proof, and startling revelations on how the plots, issues, characters, and conflicts intertwine.
After getting to know The whole Stephen King Universe, you are going to by no means learn Stephen King an identical method again.

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Download E-books aka Marcel Duchamp: Meditations on the Identities of an Artist (Smithsonian Contribution to Knowledge) PDF

aka Marcel Duchamp is an anthology of modern essays by means of best students on Marcel Duchamp, arguably the main influential artist of the 20 th century. With scholarship addressing the complete variety of Duchamp's occupation, those papers learn how Duchamp's impact grew and inspired itself upon his contemporaries and next generations of artists. Duchamp presents an illuminating version of the dynamics of play in building of creative id and legacy, together with either own volition and contributions made by means of fellow artists, critics, and historians. This quantity isn't just vital for its contributions to Duchamp stories and the sunshine it sheds at the greater impression of Duchamp's paintings and occupation on sleek and modern paintings, but in addition for what it finds approximately how the background of artwork itself is formed over the years via moving agendas, evolving methodologies, and new discoveries.

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Download E-books Glittering Images: A Journey Through Art from Egypt to Star Wars PDF

By Camille Paglia

Modern lifestyles is a sea of pictures. With quite a bit visible info bombarding us—from own units to mass media—our brains needs to speedily adapt to make experience of all of it. right here to steer us is America's best highbrow provocateur, Camille Paglia.
   In those pages, Paglia returns to the topic that made her well-known, situating our present visible atmosphere in the epic scope of all of artwork heritage. With trademark audacity, Paglia excursions via greater than dozen seminal work, sculptures, architectural kinds, functionality items, and electronic artwork works that experience reworked our international. Combining shut research with ancient context, she trains our eye to every image—from an Egyptian tomb to Jackson Pollock's summary Green Silver to Renée Cox's bold functionality piece Chillin' with Liberty. And in her wonderful end, she pronounces the avant-garde culture lifeless and picture director George Lucas the world's maximum residing artist. Written with power, erudition, and wit, Glittering Images will profoundly switch the best way we see.

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Download E-books Graphic Design Theory: Readings from the Field PDF

By Helen Armstrong

The titles in our best-selling layout short sequence are hugely praised by way of picture layout scholars, educators, and pros around the world as priceless assets. each one superbly designed, cheap quantity deals a concise assessment of a layout fundamentalthe hows of layout. yet as so much professional designers will let you know, a complete schooling additionally calls for an knowing of the whys of layout perform. Graphic layout Theory provides groundbreaking, basic texts from crucial ancient and modern designthinkers. From Aleksandr Rodchenko's "Who we're: Manifesto of the Constructivist crew" to Kenya Hara's "Computer expertise and Design," this crucial quantity presents the mandatory origin for modern serious vocabulary and inspiration.

Graphic layout Theory is prepared in 3 sections: "Creating the sphere" lines the evolution of photo layout over the process the early 1900s, together with influential avant-garde rules of futurism, constructivism, and the Bauhaus; "Building on good fortune" covers the mid- to overdue 20th century and considers the foreign sort, modernism, and postmodernism; and "Mapping the longer term" opens on the finish of the final century and comprises present discussions on legibility, social accountability, and new media. outstanding colour photos illustrate all the hobbies mentioned and display the continuing dating among thought and perform. a short statement prefaces each one textual content, offering a cultural and historic framework in which the paintings may be evaluated. Authors comprise such influential designers as Herbert Bayer, Lszl Moholy-Nagy, Karl Gerstner, Katherine McCoy, Michael Rock, Lev Manovich, Ellen Lupton, and Lorraine Wild. extra gains comprise a timeline, thesaurus, and bibliography for extra analyzing. vital survey for graduate and undergraduate classes in layout heritage, thought, and modern matters, Graphic layout Theory invitations designers and readers of all degrees to plunge into the area of layout discourse.

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Download E-books An Elemental Thing (New Directions Paperbook) PDF

By Eliot Weinberger

Internationally acclaimed as probably the most cutting edge writers this present day, Eliot Weinberger has taken the essay into unexplored territories at the borders of poetry and narrative the place the one rule, based on the writer, is that every one the data has to be verifiable.

With An Elemental factor, Weinberger turns from his celebrated political chronicles to the timelessness of the themes of his literary essays. With the knowledge of a literary archaeologist-astronomer-anthropologist-zookeeper, he leads us via histories, fables, and meditations in regards to the 10000 issues within the universe: the wind and the rhinoceros, Catholic saints and folks named Chang, the Mandaeans at the Iran-Iraq border and the Kaluli within the mountains of latest Guinea. one of the thirty-five essays incorporated are a poetic biography of the prophet Muhammad, which was once praised via the London Times for its "great attractiveness and grace," and "The Stars," a reverie on what is up there that has already been translated into Arabic, chinese language, Hindi, and Maori.

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