Category: British Irish

Download Under the moon : the unpublished early poetry by Yeats, William Butler; Bornstein, George PDF

By Yeats, William Butler; Bornstein, George

Whereas engaged on a facsimile variation and transcription of W. B. Yeats's surviving early manuscripts, popular Yeats student George Bornstein made an exhilarating literary discovery: thirty-eight unpublished poems written among the poet's overdue youth and past due twenties. those works span the the most important years within which the poet "remade himself from the unknown and insecure younger scholar Willie Yeats to the extra public literary, cultural, or even political determine W. B. Yeats whom we all know today." "Here is a poetry marked through a wealthy, exuberant, awk-ward, hovering feel of strength, bracingly younger in its promise and its clumsiness, in its moments of startling attractiveness and irrepressible excess," says Brendan Kennelly. And the Yeats in those pages is already experimenting with these issues with which his readers becomes intimate: his stake in Irish nationalism; his profound love for Maud Gonne; his excessive fascination with the esoteric and the religious.
With Bornstein's support, you can hint Yeats's means of self-discovery via consistent revision and private reassessment, as he develops from the blameless and spinoff lyricist of the early Eighties to the passionate and unique poet/philosopher of the Nineties.
Reading-texts of over dozen of those poems seem right here for the 1st time, including these formerly to be had simply in really good literary journals or monographs. Bornstein has assembled all thirty-eight lower than the name Yeats had as soon as deliberate to offer his first quantity of amassed poems. Under the Moon is vital interpreting for someone attracted to glossy poetry

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Download Last Words: Variations on a Theme in Cultural History by Karl S. Guthke PDF

By Karl S. Guthke

This tongue-in-cheek e-book on final phrases is chock filled with fun anecdotes embedded in a scrumptious froth of ironic statement in regards to the grand cultural implications of death-bed utterances. I supply the publication 3 stars just because it truly is intended to be a moderate, dilettante paintings with all of the airiness (and tastiness) of a souffle. when you are trying to find a few pleasant bed-time studying, this is often the publication for you.

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Download John Clare: A Literary Life by Roger Sales PDF

By Roger Sales

This e-book situates John Clare's lengthy, prolific yet usually badly overlooked literary existence in the wider cultural histories of the Regency and prior Victorian classes. the 1st part considers the development of the Regency peasant-poet and the way Clare played this position on levels reminiscent of the London journal. It additionally seems on the approach during which it went out of style as Regency mentalities have been changed by way of early Read more...

summary: This ebook situates John Clare's lengthy, prolific yet usually badly missed literary lifestyles in the wider cultural histories of the Regency and previous Victorian classes. the 1st part considers the development of the Regency peasant-poet and the way Clare played this function on levels comparable to the London journal. It additionally seems to be on the approach during which it went out of favor as Regency mentalities have been changed by way of early Victorian ones. the second one part recreates asylum tradition and areas Clare's performances as Regency boxers and Lord Byron inside of this bleak new global

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Download Tramp in armour by Colin Forbes PDF

By Colin Forbes

May well 1940, the German panzer divisions roll throughout Northern France and all turns out misplaced. in basic terms the British strength stands among the enemy and the coast. Can one British tank that's bobbing up in the back of the German traces break an entire German tank department? the writer additionally wrote "Year of the Golden Ape".

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Download Novel Craft: Victorian Domestic Handicraft and by Talia Schaffer PDF

By Talia Schaffer

Household handicraft was once an awfully well known relaxation job in Victorian Britain, particularly among middle-class ladies. Craftswomen pasted shells onto bins, stitched fish scales onto silk, scorched styles into wooden, solid flower petals out of wax, and made needlework pics of the royal spaniels. but regardless of its ubiquity, little has been written approximately this curious pastime. delivering a much-needed heritage of this under-studied phenomenon, Talia Schaffer demonstrates the significance of family handicraft in Victorian literature and tradition. Novel Craft provides what Schaffer phrases the "craft paradigm" -- a suite of ideals approximately illustration, creation, intake, worth, and sweetness that have been the most important to mid-Victorian inspiration. She uncovers how handicrafts expressed anxieties approximately modernity and provided an alternative choice to the traditional monetary, political, and aesthetic rules of the period. Novel Craft finds how this attitude evolves in 4 significant Victorian novels: Gaskell's Cranford, Yonge's The Daisy Chain, Dickens's Our Mutual good friend, and Oliphant's Phoebe Junior. each one bankruptcy facilities on a scene of craft creation that expresses the novel's beliefs and in addition interrogates the unconventional itself as a kind of craft, and every bankruptcy highlights an influential craft style: paper crafts, pressed plant life, knitting, and hair jewellery. The ebook closes with a coda at the present resurgent crafts stream of as a clean model of a Victorian sensibility. that includes illustrations from centuries of family handicraft, Schaffer deftly combines cultural background and literary analyses to create a revealing portrait of a overlooked a part of nineteenth-century lifestyles and highlights its carrying on with relevance in present day global of Martha Stewart, women's journal crafts, and a speedily increasing alt craft tradition.

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Download White Stains by Aleister Crowley PDF

By Aleister Crowley

Diversifications of sodomy, pederasty, bestiality, and necrophilia are interwoven with gleeful blasphemy during this seminal number of poetry through Aleister Crowley. encouraged through Krafft-Ebing's examine of sexual perversity, Psychopathia Sexualis, it purports to be "the literary is still of George Archibald Bishop, a neuropath of the second one Empire." Crowley's notorious first booklet, White Stains was once clandestinely published in 1898 by way of Leonard Smithers. Of the single hundred numbered copies that have been initially published, just a handful have been spared destruction by way of Her Majesty's Customs; an final result which speaks opposed to Crowley's determination to invoke the blessing of the Virgin Mary in his prefatory sonnet. Crowley could pass directly to identify himself as a number one determine within the Western occult culture. A drug addict, bisexual, and proponent of intercourse magick, Crowley's flamboyantly impious way of life might lead the tabloid press to crown him "The Wickedest guy within the World."

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Download John Galsworthy’s Life and Art: An Alien’s Fortress by James Gindin PDF

By James Gindin

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Download Curiosities and Texts: The Culture of Collecting in Early by Marjorie Swann PDF

By Marjorie Swann

A craze for amassing swept England through the 16th and 17th centuries. Aristocrats and middling-sort males alike filled their houses choked with a bewildering number of actual gadgets: old cash, clinical tools, minerals, mummified corpses, zoological specimens, vegetation, ethnographic items from Asia and the Americas, statues, snap shots. Why have been those extraordinary jumbles of artifacts so popular?In Curiosities and Texts, Marjorie Swann demonstrates that collections of actual gadgets have been valuable to early sleek English literature and tradition. Swann examines the well-known choice of rarities assembled via the Tradescant family members; the improvement of English typical background; narrative catalogs of English panorama positive factors that started to appear within the Tudor and Stuart sessions; the writings of Ben Jonson and Robert Herrick; and the root of the British Museum.Through this wide-ranging sequence of case stories, Swann addresses very important questions: How used to be the gathering, which used to be understood as a sort of cultural capital, appropriated in early sleek England to build new social selves and modes of subjectivity? and the way did literary texts—both as fabric gadgets and as autos of representation—participate within the means of negotiating the cultural value of creditors and gathering? Crafting her precise argument with a stability of aspect and perception, Swann sheds new mild on fabric culture's courting to literature, social authority, and private id.

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Download Bennett, Wells and Conrad: Narrative in Transition by Linda R. Anderson PDF

By Linda R. Anderson

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Download Adept by Robert Finn PDF

By Robert Finn

It is a unusual type of theft: not anything is lacking and the single harm performed is to the criminals. David Braun, famous person investigator for an particular assurance enterprise, discovers the fact that the crime was once meant to hide. at the back of all of it, a ruthless thief, who's reason on buying a worthwhile old - an old with a bloody background its vendors would favor to maintain hidden. Susan Milton, knowledgeable in unique antiques, needs to unearth the object's previous to make experience of the current. while she takes at the undertaking she has no concept that her learn will positioned her existence at risk. As David and Susan learn how to interact the items start to fall into position, however the extra they discover, the fewer they think. stuck among robust enemies and being hunted by means of a killer the police can't capture, their in basic terms wish is to stick one step forward. They recognize sufficient to place them within the worst possibility in their lives. Will it even be adequate to avoid wasting them?

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