Download Literature Book PDF

Download full Literature books PDF, EPUB, Tuebl, Textbook, Mobi or read online Literature anytime and anywhere on any device. Get free access to the library by create an account, fast download and ads free. We cannot guarantee that every book is in the library.

African Oral Literature

African Oral Literature
  • Author : Russell Kaschula
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2001
  • Total pages :285
  • ISBN : 1919876073
GET BOOK HERE

Summary : Throughout Africa, oral literature is flourishing, though it is perceived by some as anachronistic to the modern world. This work refutes this idea in its entirety by presenting 22 chapters, which firmly place the study of oral literature within contemporary African existence. The study analyzes how oral literature relates to media, music, technology, text, gender, religion, power, politics and globalization.

Literature and Language Teaching

Literature and Language Teaching
  • Author : Christopher J. Brumfit,Christopher Brumfit,Ronald Carter
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1986
  • Total pages :289
  • ISBN : 0194370828
GET BOOK HERE

Summary : This collection of papers examines the relationship between the teaching of language and the teaching of literature to non-native students. The book attempts to identify key theoretical issues and principles as a basis for further discussion.

What is World Literature?

What is World Literature?
  • Author : David Damrosch
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2003-03-30
  • Total pages :324
  • ISBN : 0691049866
GET BOOK HERE

Summary : World literature was long defined in North America as an established canon of European masterpieces, but an emerging global perspective has challenged both this European focus and the very category of "the masterpiece." The first book to look broadly at the contemporary scope and purposes of world literature, What Is World Literature? probes the uses and abuses of world literature in a rapidly changing world. In case studies ranging from the Sumerians to the Aztecs and from medieval mysticism to postmodern metafiction, David Damrosch looks at the ways works change as they move from national to global contexts. Presenting world literature not as a canon of texts but as a mode of circulation and of reading, Damrosch argues that world literature is work that gains in translation. When it is effectively presented, a work of world literature moves into an elliptical space created between the source and receiving cultures, shaped by both but circumscribed by neither alone. Established classics and new discoveries alike participate in this mode of circulation, but they can be seriously mishandled in the process. From the rediscovered Epic of Gilgamesh in the nineteenth century to Rigoberta Menchú's writing today, foreign works have often been distorted by the immediate needs of their own editors and translators. Eloquently written, argued largely by example, and replete with insightful close readings, this book is both an essay in definition and a series of cautionary tales.

A History of Roman Literature

A History of Roman Literature
  • Author : Michael von Albrecht
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1997
  • Total pages :1
  • ISBN : 9004107096
GET BOOK HERE

Summary :

Feminist English Literature

Feminist English Literature
  • Author : Manmohan Krishna Bhatnagar
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1999
  • Total pages :318
  • ISBN : 8171568246
GET BOOK HERE

Summary : Feminism Is A Rapidly Developing Critical Ideology Of Great Promise. It Has Evolved Into A Philosophy Encompassing Diverse Fields Of Human Activity In Society. The Feminist Theory, Its Varied Articulations And Its Ramifications In A Literary Context Constitute A Significant Segment For Critical Endeavour.The Present Anthology Provides A Broad Spectrum On Feminist English Literature With In-Depth Analysis Of The Works Of Kamala Das, Kamala Markandaya, Anita Desai, Rama Mehta, Shashi Deshpande, Uma Vasudevan, Githa Hariharan, Nina Sibal, Arundhati Roy, Mary Shelley, Jane Austen, Virginia Woolf, Margaret Atwood, Jean Rhys, Ellen Glasgow, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Toni Morrison And Others.The Volume Also Contains Articles On Feminist Theory, The Emerging Self Of Women In Indian English Fiction And General Appraisal Of Women Novelists As Regards Their Portrayal Of The Woman S Question.

African Oral Literature

African Oral Literature
  • Author : Isidore Okpewho,Professor of Africana Studies English and Comparative Literature Isidore Okpewho
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1992
  • Total pages :392
  • ISBN : 025320710X
GET BOOK HERE

Summary : ". . . its pages come alive with wonderful illustrative material coupled with sensitve and insightful commentary." --Reviews in Anthropology " . . . the scope, breadth, and lucidity of this excellent study confirm that Okpewho is undoubtedly the most important authority writing on African oral literature right now . . . " --Research in African Literatures "Truly a tour de force of individual scholarship . . . " --World Literature Today " . . . excellent . . . " --African Affairs " . . . a thorough synthesis of the main issues of oral literature criticism, as well as a grounding in experienced fieldwork, a wide-ranging theoretical base, and a clarity of argument rare among academics." --Multicultural Review "This is a breathtakingly ambitious project . . . " --Harold Scheub " . . . a definitive accounting of the evidence of living oral traditions in Africa today. Professor Okpewho's authority as an expert in this important new field is unrivaled." --Gregory Nagy "Isidore Okpewho's African Oral Literature is a marvelous piece of scholarship and wide-ranging research. It presents the most comprehensive survey of the field of oral literature in Africa." --Emmanuel Obiechina " . . . a tour de force of scholarship in which Okpewho casts his net across the African continent, searching for its verbal forms through voluminous recent writings and presents African oral literature in a new voice, proclaiming the literariness of African folklore." --Dan Ben-Amos "This is an outstanding book by a scholar whose work has already influenced how African literature should be conceived. . . . Professor Okpewho is a scholar with a special talent to nurture scholarship in others. After this work, African literature will never be the same." --Mazisi Kunene Isidore Okpewho, for many years Professor of English at the University of Ibadan, is one of the handful of African scholars who has facilitated the growth of African oral literature to its status today as a literary enterprise concerned with the artistic foundations of human culture. This comprehensive critical work firmly establishes oral literature as a landmark of high artistic achievement and situates it within the broader framework of contemporary African culture.

The Psychology and Sociology of Literature

The Psychology and Sociology of Literature
  • Author : Dick H. Schram,Gerard Steen
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2001-01-01
  • Total pages :478
  • ISBN : 902722224X
GET BOOK HERE

Summary : "The Psychology and Sociology of Literature" is a collection of 25 chapters on literature by some of the leading psychologists, sociologists, and literary scholars in the field of the empirical study of literature. Contributors include Ziva Ben-Porat, Gerry Cupchik, Art Graesser, Rachel Giora, Norbert Groeben, Colin Martindale, David Miall, Willie van Peer, Kees van Rees, Siegfried Schmidt, Hugo Verdaasdonk, and Rolf Zwaan. Topics include literature and the reading process; the role of poetic language, metaphor, and irony; cathartic and Freudian effects; literature and creativity; the career of the literary author; literature and culture; literature and multicultural society, literature and the mass media; literature and the internet; and literature and history. An introduction by the editors situates the empirical study of literature within an academic context.The chapters are all invited and refereed contributions, collected to honor the scholarship and retirement of professor Elrud Ibsch, of the Free University of Amsterdam. Together they represent the state of the art in the empirical study of literature, a movement in literary studies which aims to produce reliable and valid scientific knowledge about literature as a means of verbal communication in its cultural context. Elrud Ibsch was one of the pioneers in Europe to promote this approach to literature some 25 years ago, and this volume takes stock of what has happened since."The Psychology and Sociology of Literature" presents an invaluable overview of the results, promises, gaps, and needs of the empirical study of literature. It addresses social scientists as well as scholars in the humanities who are interested in literature as discourse.

The Definition of Literature and Other Essays

The Definition of Literature and Other Essays
  • Author : W. W. Robson
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1984-07-26
  • Total pages :284
  • ISBN : 0521318475
GET BOOK HERE

Summary : Professor Robson considers particular works and authors in the light of the preceding discussion of critical principles.

Doing Your Literature Review

Doing Your Literature Review
  • Author : Jill Jesson,Lydia Matheson,Fiona M Lacey
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-02-11
  • Total pages :192
  • ISBN : 1446242390
GET BOOK HERE

Summary : Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here The literature review is a compulsory part of research and, increasingly, may form the whole of a student research project. This highly accessible book guides students through the production of either a traditional or a systematic literature review, clearly explaining the difference between the two types of review, the advantages and disadvantages of both, and the skills needed. It gives practical advice on reading and organising relevant literature and critically assessing the reviewed field. Contents include: using libraries and the internet note making presentation critical analysis referencing, plagiarism and copyright. This book will be relevant to students from any discipline. It includes contributions from two lecturers who have many years experience of teaching research methods and the supervision of postgraduate research dissertations and a librarian, each offering expert advice on either the creation and assessment of literature reviews or the process of searching for information. The book also highlights the increasing importance for many disciplines of the systematic review methodology and discusses some of the specific challenges which it brings. Jill K. Jesson has worked with multi-disciplinary research teams within the Aston School of Pharmacy, Aston Business School and with M-E-L Research, an independent public services research consultancy. She has now left Aston University and is working as a Consultant. Lydia Matheson is an Information Specialist working for Library & Information Services at Aston University. Fiona M. Lacey is an academic pharmacist, a member of the pharmacy practice teaching group in the School of Pharmacy, and Associate Dean in the School of Life and Health Sciences at Aston.

Ethics, Literature, and Theory

Ethics, Literature, and Theory
  • Author : Stephen K. George
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2005
  • Total pages :401
  • ISBN : 0742532348
GET BOOK HERE

Summary : Do the rich descriptions and narrative shapings of literature provide a valuable resource for readers, writers, philosophers, and everyday people to imagine and confront the ultimate questions of life? Do the human activities of storytelling and complex moral decision-making have a deep connection? What are the moral responsibilities of the artist, critic, and reader? What can religious perspectives—from Catholic to Protestant to Mormon—contribute to literary criticism? Thirty well known contributors reflect on these questions, including iterary theorists Marshall Gregory, James Phelan, and Wayne Booth; philosophers Martha Nussbaum, Richard Hart, and Nina Rosenstand; and authors John Updike, Charles Johnson, Flannery O'Connor, and Bernard Malamud. Divided into four sections, with introductory matter and questions for discussion, this accessible anthology represents the most crucial work today exploring the interdisciplinary connections between literature, religion and philosophy.

Women in Hispanic Literature

Women in Hispanic Literature
  • Author : Beth Kurti Miller
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1983-01-01
  • Total pages :373
  • ISBN : 0520042913
GET BOOK HERE

Summary :

Comparative Literature East and West

Comparative Literature East and West
  • Author : Cornelia Niekus Moore,Raymond A. Moody
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1989-01-01
  • Total pages :219
  • ISBN : 0824812476
GET BOOK HERE

Summary : This collection of papers inaugurates a new series which will present work from a two-year study at the U. of Hawaii. The research addresses commonalities and differences in topics and methodology, changing values, and the portrayal of the self in different cultures. No index. Annotation copyright B

The Prophetic Literature

The Prophetic Literature
  • Author : David L. Petersen
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2002-01-01
  • Total pages :260
  • ISBN : 0664254535
GET BOOK HERE

Summary : Petersen examines the literature of the latter prophets (Isaiah-Malachi) as well as the Hebrew texts that describe the work and words of Israel's earlier prophets (e.g., Elijah and Elisha in 1 & 2 Kings).--From publisher's description.

Wisdom Literature in Mesopotamia and Israel

Wisdom Literature in Mesopotamia and Israel
  • Author : Richard J. Clifford
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2007
  • Total pages :116
  • ISBN : 9781589832190
GET BOOK HERE

Summary : The last fifty years have seen a dramatic increase of interest in the wisdom literature of the Bible, as scholars have come to appreciate the subtlety and originality of Proverbs, Job, and Ecclesiastes as well as of Sirach and Wisdom of Solomon. Interest has likewise grown in the wisdom literatures of the neighboring cultures of Canaan, Egypt, and especially Mesopotamia. To help readers understand the place of biblical wisdom within this broader context, including its originality and distinctiveness, this volume offers a collection of essays by Assyriologists and biblicists on the social, intellectual, and literary setting of Mesopotamian wisdom; on specific wisdom texts; and on key themes common to both Mesopotamian and biblical culture. --From publisher's description.

Dionysus in Literature

Dionysus in Literature
  • Author : Branimir M. Rieger
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1994
  • Total pages :233
  • ISBN : 0879726504
GET BOOK HERE

Summary : In this anthology, outstanding authorities present their assessments of literary madness in a variety of topics and approaches. The entire collection of essays presents intriguing aspects of the Dionysian element in literature.

Critical Essays on Post-colonial Literature

Critical Essays on Post-colonial Literature
  • Author : Bijay Kumar Das
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2007
  • Total pages :180
  • ISBN : 8126907894
GET BOOK HERE

Summary : The Present Book Is An Attempt To Analyse Some Of The Outstanding Post-Colonial Writers Like Arundhati Roy (Booker Prize Winner 1997), Vikram Chandra (Commonwealth Prize Winner 1997), Derek Walcott (Nobel Prize Winner), Margaret Atwood (Booker Prize Winner 2000), Jayanta Mahapatra, Dom Moraes, Nissim Ezekiel, Keki N. Daruwalla, Kamala Das, Shiv K. Kumar, Anita Desai, Shashi Deshpande, Ruskin Bond (All Sahitya Akademi Award Winners) In The Light Of Post-Colonial Theory. Apart From Analysing Individual Authors, An Attempt Has Also Been Made To Show The Trends In Post-Colonial Poetry, Indian English Fiction, Orissan Contribution To Post-Colonial Indian English Literature And Above All, Post-Colonial English Studies In India.

A History of Literature in the Caribbean: English- and Dutch-speaking countries

A History of Literature in the Caribbean: English- and Dutch-speaking countries
  • Author : Albert James Arnold,Julio Rodríguez-Luis,J. Michael Dash
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2001-01-01
  • Total pages :672
  • ISBN : 9027234485
GET BOOK HERE

Summary : For the first time the Dutch-speaking regions of the Caribbean and Suriname are brought into fruitful dialogue with another major American literature, that of the anglophone Caribbean. The results are as stimulating as they are unexpected. The editors have coordinated the work of a distinguished international team of specialists. Read separately or as a set of three volumes, the History of Literature in the Caribbean is designed to serve as the primary reference book in this area. The reader can follow the comparative evolution of a literary genre or plot the development of a set of historical problems under the appropriate heading for the English- or Dutch-speaking region. An extensive index to names and dates of authors and significant historical figures completes the volume. The subeditors bring to their respective specialty areas a wealth of Caribbeanist experience. Vera M. Kutzinski is Professor of English, American, and Afro-American Literature at Yale University. Her book Sugar's Secrets: Race and The Erotics of Cuban Nationalism, 1993, treated a crucial subject in the romance of the Caribbean nation. Ineke Phaf-Rheinberger has been very active in Latin American and Caribbean literary criticism for two decades, first at the Free University in Berlin and later at the University of Maryland. The editor of A History of Literature in the Caribbean, A. James Arnold, is Professor of French at the University of Virginia, where he founded the New World Studies graduate program. Over the past twenty years he has been a pioneer in the historical study of the Négritude movement and its successors in the francophone Caribbean.

Literature into Film

Literature into Film
  • Author : Linda Costanzo Cahir
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-12-24
  • Total pages :315
  • ISBN : 9780786482993
GET BOOK HERE

Summary : For most people, film adaptation of literature can be summed up in one sentence: “The movie wasn’t as good as the book.” This volume undertakes to show the reader that not only is this evaluation not always true but sometimes it is intrinsically unfair. Movies based on literary works, while often billed as adaptations, are more correctly termed translations. A director and his actors translate the story from the written page into a visual presentation. Depending on the form of the original text and the chosen method of translation, certain inherent difficulties and pitfalls are associated with this change of medium. So often our reception of a book-based movie has more to do with our expectations and reading of the literature than with the job that the movie production did or did not do. Avoiding these biases and fairly evaluating any particular literary-based film takes an awareness of certain factors. Written with a formalistic rather than historical approach, this work presents a comprehensive guide to literature-based films, establishing a contextual and theoretical basis to help the reader understand the relationships between such movies and the original texts as well as the reader’s own individual responses to these productions. To this end, it focuses on recognizing and appreciating the inherent difficulties encountered when basing a film on a literary work, be it a novel, novella, play or short story. Individual chapters deal with the specific issues and difficulties raised by each of these genres, providing an overview backed up by case studies of specific film translations. Films and literary works receiving this treatment include The Unbearable Lightness of Being, The Manchurian Candidate (1962), Lady Windemere’s Fan by Oscar Wilde and Shakespeare’s Henry V. Interspersed throughout the text are suggestions for activities the film student or buff can use to enhance his or her appreciation and understanding of the films. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

An Outline History of English Literature

An Outline History of English Literature
  • Author : William Henry Hudson
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1999
  • Total pages :320
  • ISBN : 8171568459
GET BOOK HERE

Summary : The book has a wide coverage and studies all the famous writers of English literature in the field of poetry, fiction, essay etc. The writers covered, among others, include Geoffrey Chaucer, William Shakespeare, Samuel John Milton, John Dryden, Alexander Pope, Samuel Johnson, William Wordsworth and Alfred Tennyson. A special feature of the book is that studies writers and their contributions not in isolation but in the context of surroundings and various elements of civilisation of the age of the writer. Thus it suggests a vital relationship between English literature and English life. The book is written in a simple and lucid style. It will be found of great interest by the students of English Literature, researchers and the general readers.

Children's Literature as Communication

Children's Literature as Communication
  • Author : Roger D. Sell
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2002-01-01
  • Total pages :352
  • ISBN : 9027226423
GET BOOK HERE

Summary : In this book, members of the ChiLPA Project explore the children's literature of several different cultures, ranging from ancient India, nineteenth century Russia, and the Soviet Union, to twentieth century Britain, America, Australia, Sweden, and Finland. The research covers not only the form and content of books for children, but also their potential social functions, especially within education. These two perspectives are brought together within a theory of children's literature as one among other forms of communication, an approach that sees the role of literary scholars, critics and teachers as one of mediation. Part I deals with the way children's writers and picturebook-makers draw on a culture's available resources of orality, literacy, intertextuality, and image. Part II examines their negotiation of major issues such as the child adult distinction, gender, politics, and the Holocaust. Part III discusses children's books as used within language education programmes, with particular attention to young readers' pragmatic processing of differences between the context of writing and their own context of reading.

Literature Circles

Literature Circles
  • Author : Harvey Daniels
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2002
  • Total pages :260
  • ISBN : 9781571103338
GET BOOK HERE

Summary : A guide to launching and managing literature circles offers strategies, tools, structures, and stories and includes new models and procedures for primary, middle, and high school grades.