How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading (A Touchstone book)

By Charles Van Doren

With part 1000000 copies in print, the best way to learn a Book is the simplest and so much winning advisor to examining comprehension for the overall reader, thoroughly rewritten and up to date with new material.

Originally released in 1940, this booklet is a unprecedented phenomenon, a living vintage that introduces and elucidates a number of the degrees of analyzing and the way to accomplish them—from trouble-free studying, via systematic skimming and inspectional examining, to hurry studying. Readers will research while and the way to “judge a publication by way of its cover,” and in addition how one can X-ray it, learn seriously, and extract the author’s message from the text.

Also incorporated is guide within the varied thoughts that paintings most sensible for examining specific genres, akin to useful books, resourceful literature, performs, poetry, heritage, technology and arithmetic, philosophy and social technology works.

Finally, the authors supply a prompt examining record and provide interpreting checks you should use degree your individual development in examining abilities, comprehension, and velocity.

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The Cambridge Companion to Dostoevskii (Cambridge Companions to Literature)

Key dimensions of Dostoevskii's writing and lifestyles are explored during this number of specifically commissioned essays. participants research subject matters akin to Dostoevskii's courting to people literature, funds, faith, the family members and technological know-how. The essays are better via supplementary fabric, together with a chronology of the interval and special publications to extra analyzing.

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Later Articles & Reviews: Uncollected Articles, Reviews, and Radio Broadcasts Written After 1900 (The Collected Works of W. B. Yeats, Volume 10)

By W. B. Yeats

Author note: Colton Johnson (Editor)
Publish 12 months note: First released January 1st 1994
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The accrued Works of W. B. Yeats, quantity X: Later Articles and Reviews is a part of a fourteen-volume sequence below the final editorship of eminent Yeats students Richard J. Finneran and George generators Harper. this primary entire version contains almost the entire Nobel laureate's released paintings, in authoritative texts and with huge explanatory notes.

Later Articles and Reviews includes fifty-four prose items released among 1900 and Yeats's demise in January 1939 and advantages from the notes and emendations of Yeats student Colton Johnson. The items gathered listed below are occasional, and so they replicate the numerous pursuits and engagements of Yeats in his adulthood. now not a reviewer or polemicist, Yeats is a world determine: a senator within the fledgling Irish kingdom, a defining glossy poet, a individual essayist. And right here we've him writing -- with grace, wit, and fervour -- at the kingdom of eire on this planet, on Irish language and Irish literature, on his inventive contemporaries, at the Abbey Theater, on divorce, on censorship, on his evolution as a poet and dramatist, on his personal poetry.

Volume X additionally contains texts of ten radio courses Yeats broadcast among 1931 and 1937. this isn't merely the 1st assortment but additionally the 1st printing of Yeats's radio paintings, which constitutes the biggest formerly uncollected physique of his writings and doubtless crucial to stay mostly unstudied. rigorously assembled from manuscripts, typescripts, broadcast scripts, and fragmentary recordings, the courses diversity from a scripted interview on modern matters to complicated stagings of his personal and others' poetry. one of many radio courses is gifted in an appendix whole with the commissioned musical rating that set Yeats's poetry to track, Yeats's personal emendations at the BBC broadcast script, and the diacritical notes with which the printed reader indicated Yeats's interpretive directions.

Here, then, is pro Yeats, writing and conversing vigorously and with prepared own perception in regards to the sleek age and his position in it.

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The Shadow of a Great Rock: A Literary Appreciation of the King James Bible

By Harold Bloom

The King James Bible stands at "the chic summit of literature in English," sharing the respect in simple terms with Shakespeare, Harold Bloom contends within the commencing pages of this illuminating literary travel. Distilling the insights received from a good portion of his occupation as a super critic and instructor, he bargains readers eventually the ebook he has been writing "all my lengthy life," a magisterial and in detail perceptive studying of the King James Bible as a literary masterpiece.

Bloom calls it an "inexplicable ask yourself" quite undistinguished workforce of writers might bring about this kind of fantastic paintings of literature, and he credit William Tyndale as their fountainhead. examining the King James Bible along Tyndale's Bible, the Geneva Bible, and the unique Hebrew and Greek texts, Bloom highlights how the translators and editors greater upon—or, occasionally, diminished—the past types. He invitations readers to listen to the baroque inventiveness in such elegant books because the tune of Songs, Ecclesiastes, and activity, and signals us to the echoes of the King James Bible in works from the Romantic interval to the current day. all through, Bloom makes an impassioned and convincing case for analyzing the King James Bible as literature, loose from dogma and with an appreciation of its enduring aesthetic value.

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Orality and Literacy: The Technologizing of the Word

By Walter J. Ong

'Professor Ong has controlled to synthesize a tremendous quantity of notion and whilst has carried a few of his prior rules nonetheless additional. Orality and Literacy may still develop into a vintage. it's eminently assignable for undergraduate classes' - Professor John Ahern 'No related paintings in this vital topic exists. because of the lucidity of its kind and presentation of complicated inspiration, this can be a paintings that may be available and useful...it stands out as the general creation to this subject for a few future years' - selection 'Professor Walter Ong's new ebook explores a number of the profound adjustments in our concept methods, character and social constructions that are the outcome, at a number of phases of our background, of the improvement of speech, writing and print. And he tasks his research additional into the age of mass digital communications media...the cumulative impression of the ebook is outstanding. learn this e-book. Literature is not a similar back. And neither will you' - Robert Giddings, Tribune 'This admirably lucid book...has visible implications for philosophy, literature, linguistics, sociology, psychology, schooling, and Biblical studies...I think this can be the easiest e-book Ong has released' - Thomas J. Farrell, move Currents

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Last Looks, Last Books: Stevens, Plath, Lowell, Bishop, Merrill (The A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts)

By Helen Vendler

In Last appears, final Books, the eminent critic Helen Vendler examines the ways that 5 nice glossy American poets, writing their ultimate books, attempt to discover a kind that does justice to existence and demise alike. With conventional spiritual consolations now not to be had to them, those poets needs to invent new how you can convey the problem of loss of life, in addition to the paradoxical coexistence of a declining physique and an undiminished cognizance. In The Rock, Wallace Stevens writes simultaneous narratives of iciness and spring; in Ariel, Sylvia Plath sustains melodrama in cool formality; and in Day by way of Day, Robert Lowell subtracts from plenitude. In Geography III, Elizabeth Bishop is either stuck and freed, whereas James Merrill, in A Scattering of Salts, creates a chain of self-portraits as he dies, representing himself by way of things like a Christmas tree, human tissue on a laboratory slide, and the evening/morning celebrity. the answer for one poet won't serve for an additional; every one needs to invent a bridge from an old school to a brand new one. Casting a final examine existence as they ponder dying, those glossy writers increase the assets of lyric poetry.

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Gothic Writers: A Critical and Bibliographical Guide

With its roots in Romanticism, antiquarianism, and the primacy of the mind's eye, the Gothic style originated within the 18th century, flourished within the nineteenth, and maintains to thrive this day. This reference is designed to house the severe and bibliographical wishes of a vast spectrum of clients, from students looking serious counsel to common readers in need of an creation to the Gothic, its considerable feedback, and the current nation of Gothic experiences. the quantity contains alphabetically prepared entries on greater than 50 Gothic writers from Horace Walpole to Stephen King. Entries for Russian, eastern, French, and German writers supply a global scope to the e-book, whereas the focal point on English and American literature indicates the dynamic nature of Gothicism today.

Each of the entries is dedicated to a specific writer or staff of authors whose works convey Gothic parts, starting with a major bibliography of works through the author, together with glossy versions. This part is by way of a serious essay, which examines the author's use of Gothic subject matters, the author's position within the Gothic culture, and the serious reception of the author's works. The entries shut with chosen, annotated bibliographies of scholarly experiences. the amount concludes with a timeline and a bibliography of an important huge scholarly works at the Gothic.

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No Regrets: Three Discussions

By Sara Marcus, Dawn Lundy Martin, Amanda Katz

A follow-up to n+1's 2007 pamphlet What we should always Have recognized, No Regrets talks to 12 writers, editors, teachers, and artists approximately existence and analyzing of their early twenties.

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Worlds Elsewhere: Journeys Around Shakespeare's Globe

By Andrew Dickson

A ebook approximately how Shakespeare turned thinking about the realm, and the way the area grew to become thinking about Shakespeare - the 1st booklet of its kind

There are eighty three copies of the 1st Folio in a vault underneath Capitol Hill, the world's greatest assortment. good over a hundred and fifty Indian video clips are in response to Shakespeare's performs - greater than in the other country. If present developments proceed, there'll quickly be extra high-school scholars studying The service provider of Venice in Mandarin chinese language than in early-modern English. Why did this occur - and the way? Ranging ambitiously throughout 4 continents and four hundred years, Worlds Elsewhere is an eye-opening account of ways Shakespeare went worldwide. Seizing concept from the playwright's personal fascination with trip, foreignness and far away worlds, Dickson takes us on a unprecedented trip - from Hamlet played by way of English actors tramping via Poland within the early 1600s to twenty-first-century Shanghai, the place Shashibiya survived Mao's Cultural Revolution to develop into an commemorated chinese language author.

En direction we stopover at Nazi Germany, the place Shakespeare turned an not going favourite, and delve into the historical past of Bollywood, the place Shakespearian tales helped supply start to Indian cinema. In Johannesburg, we find how Shakespeare used to be enlisted into the struggle to finish apartheid. In California, we come upon him because the most well-liked playwright of the yankee frontier.

Both a cultural heritage and a literary travelogue, the 1st of its type, Worlds Elsewhere explores how Shakespeare turned the world's author, and the way his works have replaced past all popularity throughout the journey.

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