Love Among the Ruins

Author: Elmer Holmes Davis

Publisher: N.A



Page: 355

View: 9675

Robert Browning

Author: Arti Gupta

Publisher: Sarup & Sons

ISBN: 9788176252980

Category: Hinduism

Page: 199

View: 4734

Robert Browning, 1812-1889, English poet.

Elmer Rice, a Playwright's Vision of America

Author: Anthony F. R. Palmieri

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 9780838623336

Category: Poetry

Page: 226

View: 8922

A thorough and detailed study of this playwright's remarkable long and productive career that stretched from 1914-1963, and included over 50 plays and a Pulitzer Prize. It establishes that Rice'e impact on the American theater probably surpasses that of any other American playwright.

Love Among the Ruins

Author: Warwick Deeping

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub


Category: Fiction

Page: 350

View: 2155

The branches of the forest invoked the sky with the supplications of their thousand hands. Black, tumultuous, terrible, the wilds billowed under the moon, stifled with the night, silent as a windless sea. Winter, like a pale Semiramis of gigantic mould, stood with her coronet touching the steely sky. A mighty company of stars stared frost-bright from the heavens. A pillar of fire shone red amid the chaos of the woods. Like a great torch, a blazing tower hurled spears of light into the gloom. Shadows, vast and fantastic, struggled like Titans striving with Destiny in the silence of the night. Their substanceless limbs leapt and writhed through the gnarled alleys of the forest. Overhead, the moon looked down with thin and silver lethargy on the havoc kindled by the hand of man.

The Wedding Complex

Author: Elizabeth Freeman

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822384000

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 310

View: 3163

In The Wedding Complex Elizabeth Freeman explores the significance of the wedding ceremony by asking what the wedding becomes when you separate it from the idea of marriage. Freeman finds that weddings—as performances, fantasies, and rituals of transformation—are sites for imagining and enacting forms of social intimacy other than monogamous heterosexuality. Looking at the history of Anglo-American weddings and their depictions in American literature and popular culture from the antebellum era to the present, she reveals the cluster of queer desires at the heart of the "wedding complex"—longings not for marriage necessarily but for public forms of attachment, ceremony, pageantry, and celebration. Freeman draws on queer theory and social history to focus on a range of texts where weddings do not necessarily lead to legal marriage but instead reflect yearnings for intimate arrangements other than long-term, state-sanctioned, domestic couplehood. Beginning with a look at the debates over gay marriage, she proceeds to consider literary works by Nathaniel Hawthorne, William Faulkner, Carson McCullers, Vladimir Nabokov, and Edgar Allan Poe, along with such Hollywood films as Father of the Bride, The Graduate, and The Godfather. She also discusses less well-known texts such as Su Friedrich’s experimental film First Comes Love and the off-Broadway, interactive dinner play Tony ‘n’ Tina’s Wedding. Offering bold new ways to imagine attachment and belonging, and the public performance and recognition of social intimacy, The Wedding Complex is a major contribution to American studies, queer theory, and cultural studies.

The Vocation of Evelyn Waugh

Author: D. Marcel DeCoste

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317012526

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 196

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Arguing against the critical commonplace that Evelyn Waugh’s post-war fiction represents a decline in his powers as a writer, D. Marcel DeCoste offers detailed analyses of Waugh's major works from Brideshead Revisited to Unconditional Surrender. Rather than representing an ill-advised departure from his true calling as an iconoclastic satirist, DeCoste suggests, these novels form a cohesive, artful whole precisely as they explore the extent to which the writer’s and the Catholic’s vocations can coincide. For all their generic and stylistic diversity, these novels pursue a new, sustained exploration of Waugh’s art and faith both. As DeCoste shows, Waugh offers in his later works an under-remarked meditation on the dangers of a too-avid devotion to art in the context of modern secularism, forging in the second half of his career a literary achievement that both narrates and enacts a contrary, and Catholic, literary vocation.

Victorian Poetry

Author: Isobel Armstrong

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317688805

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 556

View: 9133

In Victorian Poetry: Poetry, Poetics and Politics, Isobel Armstrong rescued Victorian poetry from its longstanding sepia image as ‘a moralised form of romantic verse' and unearthed its often subversive critique of nineteenth-century culture and politics. In this uniquely comprehensive and theoretically astute new edition, Armstrong provides an entirely new preface that notes the key advances in the criticism of Victorian poetry since her classic work was first published in 1993. A new chapter on the alternative fin de siècle sees Armstrong discuss Michael Field, Rudyard Kipling, Alice Meynell and a selection of Hardy lyrics. The extensive bibliography acts as a key resource for students and scholars alike.

Edward Burne-Jones on Nature

Author: Liana De Girolami Cheney

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 152757010X

Category: Art

Page: 420

View: 7986

This volume studies some of Edward Burne-Jones’s paintings, focusing specifically on his approach to nature, both through his observations about the real, physical world and through his symbolic interpretations of earthly and celestial realms. Burne-Jones’s appreciation for natural formations grew from his interests in astronomy and geography, and was expanded by his aesthetic sensibility for physical and metaphysical beauty. His drawings and watercolors carefully recorded the physical world he saw around him. These studies provided the background for a collection of paintings about landscapes with flora and fauna, and ignited an artistic furor that inspired the imagery he used in his allegorical, fantasy, and dream cycles about forests, winding paths, and sweet briar roses. This study focuses on two main ideas: Burne-Jones’s concept of ideal and artificial or magical nature expressed and represented in his drawings and paintings, and the way in which he fused his scientific knowledge about nature with some of the symbolism in his paintings.

Partners in God's Love

Author: John Davey

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1602662177

Category: Religion

Page: 404

View: 2602

Written by a retired missionary in the form of a daily devotional, this book combines a lifetime of personal experiences with biblical principles. It covers topics such as patriotic love, brotherly love, love calling children home, love among the ruins, and self love. (Practical Life)