By Josephine Tey
During this comedy of social contrasts, set in London through the heady 20s, wealthy, bored Ursula Deane falls for a penniless violinist whose sister turns into the article of the attentions of Ursula's brother, Lord Chitterne. Josephine Tey, who died in 1952, is healthier recognized for her crime novels.
By Jan Bloemendal, Arjan van Dixhoorn, Elsa Strietman
Within the early smooth Low international locations, literary tradition functioned on numerous degrees at the same time: it supplied studying, excitement, and leisure whereas additionally shaping public debate. From a ditty in Dutch sung within the streets to a funeral poem in Latin composed to be learn for or through intimate acquaintances, from a play played for a prince to a comedy written for scholars literary texts and performances frequently handled hugely arguable themes of faith or politics, on a neighborhood or nationwide, but additionally on a supranational scale. This quantity units out to examine the function and serve as of literary tradition within the formation of early smooth public opinion, and proposes ways that a latest pupil may well procedure early sleek works of literature and different strains of literary tradition to discover early sleek public opinion making. The circumstances provided during this quantity carry the Dutch and Latin literary cultures of the Low international locations within the concentration of overseas debates at the heritage of public opinion.
By Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka
Extraordinary towards peace and concord the man or woman is ceasely torn aside in own, social, nationwide lifestyles by way of wars, feuds, inequities and intimate own conflicts for which there seems no respite. Does the human in interplay with others indicate a relentless adversity? Or, is that this clash due to an inside or exterior issue of evil governing our attitudes and behavior towards the opposite individual? To what standards may still I refer for appreciation, judgment, path touching on my attitudes and my activities as they undergo at the health of others? on the roots of those questions lies human adventure which should be competently clarified earlier than moving into speculative abstractions of the moral theories and precepts. Literature, which in its very gist, dwells upon disentangling in a number of point of view the peripeteia of our life-experience deals us a distinct box of source-material for ethical and moral investigations. Literature brings preeminently to gentle the ethical Sentiment which pervades our existence with others -- our lifestyles tout courtroom. Being modulated throughout the process our reviews the ethical Sentiment sustains the very feel of literature and of non-public human lifestyles (Tymieniecka).
By Doris Lessing
A compelling imaginative and prescient of a disorietating and barbaric destiny from Doris Lessing, Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature 2007. a long time sooner or later, urban lifestyles has damaged down, communications have failed and nutrients provides are dwindling. From her window a middle-aged girl - our narrator - watches issues disintegrate and files what she witnesses: hordes of individuals migrating to the geographical region, gangs of youngsters roaming the streets. someday, a tender woman, Emily, is delivered to her condominium through a stranger and left in her care. an odd, precocious adolescent, attracted to the tribal streetlife and its barbaric rituals, she is unafraid of the tough global outdoor, whereas our narrator retreats into her hidden global the place fact fades and the earlier is revisited!
By Luke Ferretter
Latest literary thought is explicitly anti-theological. This booklet states the case for a modern literary conception whose rules derive from Christian theology. Ferretter argues that it continues to be rationally and ethically valid to take advantage of theological language in literary thought regardless of the objections to any such idea posed by way of deconstruction, Marxism and psychoanalysis. He concludes with an evaluate of ways this kind of thought may be formulated and utilized in modern cultural research.
By Barbara Pym
It is a splendidly comprehensive farce starting with the funny story of utilizing her personal identify within the identify (Barbara Mary Crampton Pym). From that time she sails off right into a wickedly comedic farce, focusing- in recognizingly "Pym" model- at the wrong romantic entanglements of a curate and younger lady, either one of whom dwell within the comparable rooming condo, and a starry-eyed college professor and his girl scholar.
By George Sand
Un jeune veuf, Germain, vit avec ses beaux mom and dad et ses trois enfants. Son beau-père le pousse à se remarier pour le bien des enfants. Germain accepte de rendre visite à une veuve d’une région voisine qui cherche un nouvel époux. Il accepte d’accompagner Marie, une jeune fille qui a trouvé une position dans une ferme de l. a. même région. Un des enfants de Germain, Petit-Pierre, a réussi à les suivre. Marie s’occupe de lui comme une vraie mère.