Category: British Irish Contemporary Literature

The Philosophy of Tolkien: The Worldview Behind The "Lord of by Peter Kreeft

By Peter Kreeft

whereas not anything can equivalent or change the journey in analyzing Tolkien’s masterwork, The Lord of the Rings, Peter Kreeft says that the adventure into its underlying philosophy may be one other exhilarating adventure.
Thus, Kreeft takes the reader on a voyage of discovery into the philosophical bones of heart earth. He organizes the philosophical subject matters within the Lord of the earrings into 50 different types, followed via over 1,000 references to the textual content of Lord. on the grounds that the various nice questions of philosophy are incorporated within the 50-theme define, this booklet can be learn as an interesting creation to philosophy. for every of the philosophical themes in Lord, Kreeft offers instruments in which they are often understood. Illustrated.

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Shakespearean Sensations by Katharine A. Craik,Tanya Pollard

By Katharine A. Craik,Tanya Pollard

This powerful and well timed assortment presents clean insights into how Shakespeare's performs and poems have been understood to impact our bodies, minds and feelings. modern feedback has had unusually little to assert concerning the early glossy period's funding in imagining literature's impression on feeling. Shakespearean Sensations brings jointly scholarship from quite a number recognized and new voices to handle this basic hole. The booklet features a entire creation through Katharine A. Craik and Tanya Pollard and contains 3 sections targeting sensations aroused within the performs; sensations evoked within the playhouse; and sensations present in the innovative house of the poems. With devoted essays on Hamlet, Macbeth, Othello and 12th evening, the gathering explores how heavily early sleek writers took their dating with their audiences and divulges new connections among early glossy literary texts and the emotional and physiological reviews of theatregoers.

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Moral Identity in Early Modern English Literature by Paul Cefalu

By Paul Cefalu

Paul Cefalu's learn explores the connection among ethical personality and non secular conversion within the poetry and prose of Sidney, Spenser, Donne, Herbert, and Milton, in addition to in early glossy English Conformist and Puritan sermons, theological tracts, and philosophical treatises. Cefalu argues that early sleek Protestant theologians have been frequently not able to include a coherent conception of sensible morality into the order of salvation. Cefalu attracts on clean historicist theories of ideology and subversion, yet takes factor with historicist tendency to conflate general and specific differences between texts. He argues that inventive literature, by means of advantage of its tendency to put characters in nearly genuine moral quandaries, uniquely issues out the shortcoming of early smooth English Protestant theology to merge spiritual thought and moral perform. This research should still charm not just to literary critics and historians, but in addition to students drawn to the heritage of ethical theory.

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Post-War British Literature and the "End of Empire" by Matthew Whittle

By Matthew Whittle

This booklet examines literary texts by way of British colonial servant and settler writers, together with Anthony Burgess, Graham Greene, William Golding, and Alan Sillitoe, who depicted the influence of decolonization within the newly self sufficient colonies and at domestic in Britain. The finish of the British Empire used to be some of the most major and transformative occasions in twentieth-century background, marking the start of a brand new global order and having an indelible effect on British tradition and society. Literary responses to this second by means of these from inside Britain supply an enlightening (and frequently neglected) exploration of the impression of decolonization on acquired notions of “race” and sophistication, whereas additionally prefiguring conceptions of multiculturalism. As Matthew Whittle argues during this sweeping examine, those works not just view decolonization inside its worldwide context (alongside the aftermath of the second one global conflict, the increase of the USA, and mass immigration) yet usually suggest an answer to imperial decline via cultural renewal.


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