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First published in 1980. Paradise Lost was once a favourite text for family reading; today it is confined to the educational system, which treats it as an object to be investigated rather than a subject that demands response. Professor Hunter writes inevitably for an audience of literary students, but he ...
Paradise Lost
First published in 1980. Paradise Lost was once a favourite text for family reading; today it is confined to the educational system, which treats it as an object to be investigated rather than a subject that demands response. Professor Hunter writes inevitably for an audience of literary students, but he invites them to consider Paradise Lost as a text that must be enjoyed before it can be explained. He understands the need to explain complexities, but is mainly concerned with the onward flow of our engagement with an ancient poem. Milton's narrative technique is explored as a system which both encourages and frustrates our native sense of story. His poetic power is shown to grow from our assent to its brilliant evocation of as if fictions. Milton is a master of audience manipulation, of dramatic tension and intellectual paradox. These characteristics are described in the context of the task the poem sets itself to tell the untellable and describe what no man has ever seen. The power of Milton's art is traced through his rehandling of Homer and Virgil and in his daringly individual fidelity to scripture. Professor Hunter does not try to smooth away the contradictions inherent in Milton's ambition to write an English classical Christian epic. He rather stresses the contradictions as cues to a properly alert reading. And this is what the book aims at above all a response to Paradise Lost which is alert to poetry and unintimidated by scholarship.
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42.000000 USD

Paradise Lost

by G. K. Hunter
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First published in 1987. Milton and Free Will is an incisive, ambitious and comprehensive analysis and defence of the concept of free will, using Milton as an example and exemplar. Written with passion, and out of a lifelong engagement with the poetry of Milton and the philosophical and theological problems ...
Milton and Free Will: An Essay in Criticism and Philosophy
First published in 1987. Milton and Free Will is an incisive, ambitious and comprehensive analysis and defence of the concept of free will, using Milton as an example and exemplar. Written with passion, and out of a lifelong engagement with the poetry of Milton and the philosophical and theological problems it encompasses, the book will illuminate both Milton studies and philosophical debate. The author engages with all the major currents of the free will debate, starting with Aristotle and Aquinas and considering arguments advanced by Hume and Kant as well as those of a number of modern philosophers including Polanyi, Kenny, Parfit, Plantinga, Swinburne, Dennett and Davidson. He pays particular attention to the Marxist formalism of Bakhtin, the Catholic phenomenology of Pope John Paul II and the evolutionism of Monod and Sober. He concludes with a rebuttal of the deconstructionism of Barthes, Derrida and Foucault. He claims that all the major difficulties faced by defenders of free will can be overcome if a notion of willing implicit in the work of Milton is properly understood. Freedom as Milton represented and understood it, he suggests, is a condition of mind arising out of inter-personal awareness and not a property or consequence of practical reasoning. He finds supporting evidence for this view in the writings of Newman and in Henry James's The Portrait of a Lady, which he reads as a narrative structurally reversing Milton's representation of the fall of Eve in Paradise Lost. The author systematically analyses and reanalyses key passages in his texts in the light of the many arguments for and against free will, seeking thereby to affirm the validity in principle, and the personal and political importance in practice, of the Christian humanist tradition of which he sees Milton, Newman and the Pope as important (if sometimes misleading) spokesmen.
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42.000000 USD
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Emily Dickinson, A User s Guide presents a comprehensive introduction to the life and works of Emily Dickinson, Offers a richly appreciative biographical and critical introduction to America s most widely admired woman poet * Written by a world-renowned Emily Dickinson scholar and American literary critic * Represents the only ...
Emily Dickinson: A User's Guide
Emily Dickinson, A User s Guide presents a comprehensive introduction to the life and works of Emily Dickinson, Offers a richly appreciative biographical and critical introduction to America s most widely admired woman poet * Written by a world-renowned Emily Dickinson scholar and American literary critic * Represents the only book that reads Dickinson through her manuscripts, the print editions of her work, and the major digital Dickinson editions published since 1994 * The User s Guide is a new kind of book for a new era of reading * Is the only book that is an introduction to the poet, her work, and her receptions among readers * Is the only book that presents new biography and textual discoveries that have just come to light in 2011 * Interprets Dickinson through the dynamic interchange between the reader s sense of her life and her work * Draws on prominent critical views from the past century, including sentimental, modernist, new critical, psychological, feminist, queer, and postmodernist readings
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78.700000 USD
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In Reading Exodus Beth Kissileff draws together academics, experts and practitioners from different and varied fields to examine the text of Exodus through a series of new lenses. A singer/songwriter comments on the Song at the Sea in Exodus 15, an architect on the process of building a tabernacle, a ...
Reading Exodus
In Reading Exodus Beth Kissileff draws together academics, experts and practitioners from different and varied fields to examine the text of Exodus through a series of new lenses. A singer/songwriter comments on the Song at the Sea in Exodus 15, an architect on the process of building a tabernacle, a video game specialist and designer on rules. Readers will enjoy Oliver Sacks on the Sabbath, political scientist Michael Walzer on how Exodus contributed to revolutionary thought and David Brion Davis on how American slaves viewed the Exodus. The chapters cover the diversity of Exodus, offering specialist views from outside biblical studies on topics such as midwives, iconography, the immigrant experience. Here, alongside work from biblical scholars is writing by anthropologists, computer scientists, poets, lawyers, novelists and artists. Each writer offers a different prism through which to see a core aspect of this ancient text, displaying the wide variety of possibilities that the biblical text can yield in diverse hands. As with Kissileff's previous collection Reading Genesis ( an anthology that breathes the sense of Genesis being a text that matters and speaks to the human condition at a fundamental level Journal for the Study of the Old Testament) the purpose of this volume is to draw meaning out of the text, to encourage participants to focus on questioning, on learning, and on intellectual engagement with the biblical story.
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92.400000 USD
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In Reading Exodus Beth Kissileff draws together academics, experts and practitioners from different and varied fields to examine the text of Exodus through a series of new lenses. A singer/songwriter comments on the Song at the Sea in Exodus 15, an architect on the process of building a tabernacle, a ...
Reading Exodus
In Reading Exodus Beth Kissileff draws together academics, experts and practitioners from different and varied fields to examine the text of Exodus through a series of new lenses. A singer/songwriter comments on the Song at the Sea in Exodus 15, an architect on the process of building a tabernacle, a video game specialist and designer on rules. Readers will enjoy Oliver Sacks on the Sabbath, political scientist Michael Walzer on how Exodus contributed to revolutionary thought and David Brion Davis on how American slaves viewed the Exodus. The chapters cover the diversity of Exodus, offering specialist views from outside biblical studies on topics such as midwives, iconography, the immigrant experience. Here, alongside work from biblical scholars is writing by anthropologists, computer scientists, poets, lawyers, novelists and artists. Each writer offers a different prism through which to see a core aspect of this ancient text, displaying the wide variety of possibilities that the biblical text can yield in diverse hands. As with Kissileff's previous collection Reading Genesis ( an anthology that breathes the sense of Genesis being a text that matters and speaks to the human condition at a fundamental level Journal for the Study of the Old Testament) the purpose of this volume is to draw meaning out of the text, to encourage participants to focus on questioning, on learning, and on intellectual engagement with the biblical story.
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28.300000 USD
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What is often termed `Nordic Noir' has dominated detective fiction, film and television internationally for over two decades now: from Stieg Larsson to The Killing, and from Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow to The Bridge, this genre is now firmly embedded as a global phenomenon. But what are the parameters ...
Noir in the North: Genre, Politics, and Place
What is often termed `Nordic Noir' has dominated detective fiction, film and television internationally for over two decades now: from Stieg Larsson to The Killing, and from Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow to The Bridge, this genre is now firmly embedded as a global phenomenon. But what are the parameters of this genre, both historically and geographically? What is noirish and what is northern about Nordic noir? Divided into four sections - Gender and Sexuality, Space and Place, Politics and Crime, and Genre and Genealogy - Noir in the North challenges the traditional critical histories of noir by investigating how it functions transnationally beyond the geographical borders of Scandinavia. The essays in this book deepen our critical understanding of noir more generally by demonstrating, for example, Nordic noir's connection to fin-de-siecle literatures and to mid-century interior design, and by investigating the function of the state in crime fiction. The foreword and coda by two internationally-bestselling writers of crime fiction in the north - Yrsa Sigurdardottir and Gunnar Staalesen - speak to the social contract undertaken by writers of noir, while the interview with the renowned crime writer Val McDermid adds nuance to our understanding of what it is to write noir in the North.
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126.000000 USD

Noir in the North: Genre, Politics, and Place

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In The Analyst's Desire, Mitchell Wilson explores the fundamental role that lack and desire play in psychoanalytic interpretation. Throughout this book, Wilson utilizes a comparative method that engages different psychoanalytic traditions-Lacanian, Bionian, Kleinian, Contemporary Freudian-to investigate questions of utmost importance. These questions include: What is the nature of the psychoanalytic ...
The Analyst's Desire: The Ethical Foundation of Clinical Practice
In The Analyst's Desire, Mitchell Wilson explores the fundamental role that lack and desire play in psychoanalytic interpretation. Throughout this book, Wilson utilizes a comparative method that engages different psychoanalytic traditions-Lacanian, Bionian, Kleinian, Contemporary Freudian-to investigate questions of utmost importance. These questions include: What is the nature of the psychoanalytic process? How are desire and counter-transference linked? What is the relationship between desire, analytic action, and psychoanalytic ethics?
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115.500000 USD

The Analyst's Desire: The Ethical Foundation of Clinical Practice

by Mitchell Wilson
Hardback
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