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The Romance of Tristan and Iseult

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The Romance of Tristan and Iseult - Joseph Bédier - The legend of Tristan and Iseult is an influential romance and tragedy. The tragic story is of the adu ...

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  • Editeur: Phoemixx Classics Ebooks
  • ISBN: 3985947449
  • Genre: Drama
  • Nombre de pages: 147
  • Langue: French/English
  • Vues: 1964
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Détails: The Romance of Tristan and Iseult - Joseph Bédier - The legend of Tristan and Iseult is an influential romance and tragedy. The tragic story is of the adulterous love between the Cornish knight Tristan and the Irish princess Iseult. The narrative predates and most likely influenced the Arthurian romance of Lancelot and Guinevere, and has had a substantial impact on Western art and the idea of romantic love and literature.


The Romance of Tristan

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One of the earliest extant versions of the Tristan and Yseut story, Beroul's French manuscript of The Romance of Tristan dates back to the middle of the tw ...

  • L'auteur : Beroul
  • Editeur: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141913851
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 176
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: One of the earliest extant versions of the Tristan and Yseut story, Beroul's French manuscript of The Romance of Tristan dates back to the middle of the twelfth century. It recounts the legend of Tristan, nephew of King Mark of Cornwall, and the king's Irish wife Yseut, who fall passionately in love after mistakenly drinking a potion. Their illicit romance remains secret for many years, but the relentless suspicion of the king's barons and the fading effects of the magic draught eventually lead to tragedy for the lovers. While Beroul's work emphasizes the impulsive and often brutal behaviour of the characters, its sympathetic depiction of two people struggling against their destiny is one of the most powerful versions of this enduringly popular legend.


The Romance of Tristan and Iseult

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Set in a medieval era of swords, battles, and dragons, King Mark of Cornwall takes in a young boy, with whom he felt a strong connection to even before he ...

  • L'auteur : Joseph Bedier
  • Editeur: Graphic Arts Books
  • ISBN: 1513273507
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 78
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Set in a medieval era of swords, battles, and dragons, King Mark of Cornwall takes in a young boy, with whom he felt a strong connection to even before he learned of their blood relation. When the young boy, Tristan, grows into a brave and honorable man, he is sent to settle a conflict the kingdom had with an Irish settlement. When Tristan goes to fight the Irish champion, he defeats him but is badly wounded. While he is struggling to regain his health, he meets Iseult, an Irish princess, who had been promised to his uncle as a wife. Once Tristan’s health returns, he escorts Iseult to the kingdom of Cornwall. However, when one of Iseult’s maids casts a binding love spell on Tristan and Iseult, they quickly fall into a forbidden love. Caught in a tortured love triangle, Tristan and Iseult try to suppress their love for each other out of respect for King Mark, however, their passion is persistent. Torn between reputation and romance, Tristan and Iseult must fight against their passions to remain chivalrous and honorable. With dramatic and beautiful writing, The Romance of Tristan and Iseult is an exciting romance novel filled with tragedy, magic, quests, and adventure. Using medieval sources, including the poem that the myth of Tristan and Iseult originated from, Joseph Bédier’s The Romance of Tristan and Iseult is a retelling of a classic star-crossed romance that inspired later iconic love stories such as Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. This influence has even spread to the 21st century, inspiring film adaptations and countless depictions of doomed lovers. Claimed to be one of the most authentic versions of the myth, The Romance of Tristan and Iseult provides detailed insight into medieval culture and folklore. This edition of The Romance of Tristan and Iseult by Joseph Bédier features a striking new cover design and is printed in a modern font, creating an accessible reading experience for contemporary readers.


The Romance of Tristan and Iseult

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DIVThis immortal tale concerns the doomed love between a knight and a princess — one of the great romances of medieval literature, along with that of Lan ...

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  • Editeur: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 0486115259
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 96
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: DIVThis immortal tale concerns the doomed love between a knight and a princess — one of the great romances of medieval literature, along with that of Lancelot and Guinevere. /div


Izzy + Tristan

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A classic romantic tale with a modern twist, this dazzling Indies Introduce pick follows two New York teenagers as they secretly fall in love for the first ...

  • L'auteur : Shannon Dunlap
  • Editeur: Poppy
  • ISBN: 0316415405
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 336
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: A classic romantic tale with a modern twist, this dazzling Indies Introduce pick follows two New York teenagers as they secretly fall in love for the first time. Izzy, a practical-minded teen who intends to become a doctor, isn't happy about her recent move from the Lower East Side across the river to Brooklyn. She feels distanced from her family, especially her increasingly incomprehensible twin brother, as well as her new neighborhood. And then she meets Tristan. Tristan is a chess prodigy who lives with his aunt and looks up to his cousin, Marcus, who has watched out for him over the years. When he and Izzy meet one fateful night, together they tumble into a story as old and unstoppable as love itself. In debut author Shannon Dunlap's capable hands, the romance that has enthralled for 800 years is spun new. Told from several points of view, Izzy + Tristan is a love story for the ages and a love story for this very moment. This fast-paced novel is at once a gripping tale of first love and a sprawling epic about the bonds that tie us together and pull us apart and the different cultures and tensions that fill the contemporary American landscape.


Tristan And Iseult

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Rosemary Sutcliff's starkly simple retelling of the uniquely tragic and romantic story of the warrior Tristan and his love for the fair Iseult of Ireland, ...

  • L'auteur : Rosemary Sutcliff
  • Editeur: Random House
  • ISBN: 1448173086
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 160
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Rosemary Sutcliff's starkly simple retelling of the uniquely tragic and romantic story of the warrior Tristan and his love for the fair Iseult of Ireland, his uncle's chosen bride.


Sweet Black Waves

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For fans of Graceling and The Mists of Avalon, Kristina Pérez's Sweet Black Waves is a lush fantasy about warring countries and forbidden romance that wil ...

  • L'auteur : Kristina Perez
  • Editeur: Imprint
  • ISBN: 125013286X
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 384
  • Langue: French/English
  • Vues: 1916
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Détails: For fans of Graceling and The Mists of Avalon, Kristina Pérez's Sweet Black Waves is a lush fantasy about warring countries and forbidden romance that will have readers entranced. As best friend and lady-in-waiting to the princess, Branwen is guided by two principles: devotion to her homeland and hatred for the raiders who killed her parents. When she unknowingly saves the life of her enemy, he awakens her ancient healing magic and opens her heart. Branwen begins to dream of peace, but the princess she serves is not so easily convinced. Fighting for what's right, even as her powers grow, will set Branwen against her best friend and the only man she's ever loved. Kristina Pérez's debut features star-crossed lovers who change the fate of two nations. Inspired by the legend of Tristan and Iseult, this is the story of the legend’s true heroine: Branwen. And don't miss the spellbinding sequel, Wild Savage Stars! An Imprint Book “Fans of Joan Wolf’s Dark Ages of Britain trilogy and Tessa Gratton’s The Queens of Innis Lear will enjoy this dreamy tale, which is carried along with vibrant descriptions and intense emotion.” —RT Reviews “Devastating... will leave readers eager for a sequel.” —Publishers Weekly


Love in the Last Days

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A contemporary requiem--an earthy yet elegant reconsideration of the Tristan and Iseult story, from the former poet laureate of Brooklyn. In D. Nurkse's wo ...

  • L'auteur : D. Nurkse
  • Editeur: Knopf
  • ISBN: 0451494814
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Nombre de pages: 104
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: A contemporary requiem--an earthy yet elegant reconsideration of the Tristan and Iseult story, from the former poet laureate of Brooklyn. In D. Nurkse's wood of Morois, the Forest of Love, there's a fine line between the real and the imaginary, the archaic and the actual, poetry and news. The poems feature the voices of the lovers and all parties around them, including the servant Brangien; Tristan's horse, Beau Joueur; even the living spring that flows through the tale ("in my breathing shadow / the lovers hear their voices / confused with mine / promising a slate roof, / a gate, a child . . . "). Nurkse brings us an Iseult who has more power than she wants over Tristan's imagination, and a Tristan who understands his fate early on: "That charm was so strong, no luck could free us." For these lovers, time closes like a book, but it remains open for us as we hear both new tones and familiar voices, eerily like our own, in this age-old story made new again.


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Provides an illuminating explanation of the origins and meaning of romantic love and shows how a proper understanding of its psychological dynamics can rev ...

  • L'auteur : Robert A. Johnson
  • Editeur: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0061960039
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Nombre de pages: 224
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Provides an illuminating explanation of the origins and meaning of romantic love and shows how a proper understanding of its psychological dynamics can revitalize our most important relationships.


Tristan & Isolde

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The story of the legendary figures, Tristan & Isolde, their relationship, and their eventual death. ...

  • L'auteur : Jeff Limke
  • Editeur: Graphic Universe ™
  • ISBN: 0761339981
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Nombre de pages: 48
  • Langue: French/English
  • Vues: 1704
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Détails: The story of the legendary figures, Tristan & Isolde, their relationship, and their eventual death.


Le Morte D'Arthur

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This brisk retelling of Le Morte D'Arthur highlights the narrative drive, humor, and poignancy of Sir Thomas Malory’s original while updating his fifteen ...

  • L'auteur : Thomas Malory
  • Editeur: Hackett Publishing
  • ISBN: 1624663613
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 368
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: This brisk retelling of Le Morte D'Arthur highlights the narrative drive, humor, and poignancy of Sir Thomas Malory’s original while updating his fifteenth-century English and selectively pruning over-elaborate passages that can try the patience of modern readers. The result is an adaptation that readers can enjoy as a fresh approach to Malory's sprawling masterpiece. The book's most famous episodes--the sword in the stone, the cataclysmic final battle--are all here, while lesser-known key episodes stand forth with new brightness and clarity. The text is accompanied by an up-to-date bibliography, including websites and video resources, and a descriptive index keyed--like the retelling itself--to the book and chapter divisions of William Caxton's first printed edition of 1485.


Death-Devoted Heart

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A tale of forbidden love and inevitable death, the medieval legend of Tristan and Isolde recounts the story of two lovers unknowingly drinking a magic poti ...

  • L'auteur : Roger Scruton
  • Editeur: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199986983
  • Genre: Music
  • Nombre de pages: 248
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: A tale of forbidden love and inevitable death, the medieval legend of Tristan and Isolde recounts the story of two lovers unknowingly drinking a magic potion and ultimately dying in one another's arms. While critics have lauded Wagner's Tristan and Isolde for the originality and subtlety of the music, they have denounced the drama as a "mere trifle"--a rendering of Wagner's forbidden love for Matilde Wesendonck, the wife of a banker who supported him during his exile in Switzerland. Death-Devoted Heart explodes this established interpretation, proving the drama to be more than just a sublimation of the composer's love for Wesendonck or a wistful romantic dream. Scruton boldly attests that Tristan and Isolde has profound religious meaning and remains as relevant today as it was to Wagner's contemporaries. He also offers keen insight into the nature of erotic love, the sacred qualities of human passion, and the peculiar place of the erotic in our culture. His argument touches on the nature of tragedy, the significance of ritual sacrifice, and the meaning of redemption, providing a fresh interpretation of Wagner's masterpiece. Roger Scruton has written an original and provocative account of Wagner's music drama, which blends philosophy, criticism, and musicology in order to show the work's importance in the twenty-first century.


Tristan und Isolde in Full Score

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The legendary love story is presented in full orchestral score with complete instrumentation. Commentary by Felix Mottl, great Wagnerian conductor and scho ...

  • L'auteur : Richard Wagner
  • Editeur: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 0486172406
  • Genre: Music
  • Nombre de pages: 655
  • Langue: French/English
  • Vues: 1987
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Détails: The legendary love story is presented in full orchestral score with complete instrumentation. Commentary by Felix Mottl, great Wagnerian conductor and scholar. Reprinted authoritative edition prepared by C. F. Peters, Leipzig, ca. 1910.


Bright Raven Skies

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Bright Raven Skies is the thrilling conclusion to the lush and heart-wrenching romantic fantasy trilogy about ancient magic, warring families, and star-cro ...

  • L'auteur : Kristina Perez
  • Editeur: Imprint
  • ISBN: 1250132886
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 464
  • Langue: French/English
  • Vues: 1232
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Détails: Bright Raven Skies is the thrilling conclusion to the lush and heart-wrenching romantic fantasy trilogy about ancient magic, warring families, and star-crossed lovers by Kristina Pérez. To save the kingdom, Branwen embraced the darkest aspects of her magic. But she may have lost herself—and the two people she loves most. Tristan and Eseult are missing. As Branwen searches for them, she must hide the truth surrounding their disappearance from both the king and her lover. Above all, she must find the Queen and her Champion first. New and old enemies circle Branwen, clamoring for power and revenge, and threatening to destroy the fragile peace that she has sacrificed everything to secure. An Imprint Book "A feminist triumph... Pérez’s alternative medieval world is immersive and detailed, her prose lush with mystical symbolism." —Kirkus Reviews


A Private Cathedral

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After finding himself caught up in one of Louisiana’s oldest and bloodiest family rivalries, Detective Dave Robicheaux must battle the most terrifying ad ...

  • L'auteur : James Lee Burke
  • Editeur: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1982151706
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 384
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: After finding himself caught up in one of Louisiana’s oldest and bloodiest family rivalries, Detective Dave Robicheaux must battle the most terrifying adversary he has ever encountered: a time-traveling superhuman assassin. The Shondell and Balangie families are longtime enemies in the New Iberia criminal underworld and show each other no mercy. Yet their youngest heirs, Johnny Shondell and Isolde Balangie, rock and roll-musician teenagers with magical voices, have fallen in love and run away after Isolde was given as a sex slave to Johnny’s uncle. As he seeks to uncover why, Detective Dave Robicheaux gets too close to both Isolde’s mother and the mistress of her father, a venomous New Orleans mafioso whose jealousy has no bounds. In retribution, he hires a mysterious assassin to go after Robicheaux and his longtime partner, Clete Purcel. This hitman is unlike any the “Bobbsey Twins from Homicide” have ever faced. He has the ability to induce horrifying hallucinations and travels on a menacing ghost ship that materializes without warning. In order to defeat him and rescue Johnny and Isolde, Robicheaux will have to overcome the demons that have tormented him throughout his adult life—alcoholism, specters from combat in Vietnam, and painful memories of women to whom he opened his heart only to see killed. A Private Cathedral, James Lee Burke’s fortieth book, is his most powerful tale, one that will captivate readers—mixing crime, romance, mythology, horror, and science fiction to produce a thrilling story about the all-consuming, all-conquering power of love.


Shanghai Baby

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The gap that divides those of us born in the 1970s and the older generation has never been so wide. Dark and edgy, deliciously naughty, an intoxicating coc ...

  • L'auteur : Wei Hui
  • Editeur: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 0743424158
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 272
  • Langue: French/English
  • Vues: 1922
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Détails: The gap that divides those of us born in the 1970s and the older generation has never been so wide. Dark and edgy, deliciously naughty, an intoxicating cocktail of sex and the search for love, Shanghai Baby has already risen to cult status in mainland China. The risque contents of the breakthrough novel by hip new author Wei Hui have so alarmed Beijing authorities that thousands of copies have been confiscated and burned. As explicit as Henry Miller's Tropic of Cancer, as shocking as Trainspotting, this story of a beautiful writer and her erotically charged affairs jumps, howls, and hits the ground running as it depicts the new generation rising in the East. Set in the centuries-old port city of Shanghai, the novel follows the days, and nights, of the irrepressibly carnal Coco, who waits tables in a café when she meets her first lover, a sensitive Chinese artist. Defying her parents, Coco moves in with her boyfriend and enters a frenzied, orgasmic world of drugs and hedonism. But, helpless to stop her gentle lover's descent into addiction, Coco becomes attracted to a boisterous Westerner, a rich German businessman with a penchant for S/M and seduction. Now, with an entourage of friends ranging from a streetwise madame to a rebellious filmmaker, Coco's forays into in the territory of love and lust cross the borders between two cultures -- awakening her guilt and fears of discovery, yet stimulating her emerging sexual self. Searing a blistering image into the reader's imagination, Shanghai Baby provides an alternative travelogue into the back streets of a city and the hard-core escapades of today's liberated youth. Wei Hui's provocative portrayal of men, women, and cultural transition is an astonishing and brave exposure of the unacknowledged new China, breaking through official rhetoric to show the inroads of the West and a people determined to burst free.


The Coup

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The Coup describes violent events in the imaginary African nation of Kush, a large, landlocked, drought-ridden, sub-Saharan country led by Colonel Hakim F ...

  • L'auteur : John Updike
  • Editeur: Random House
  • ISBN: 0679645713
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 320
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: The Coup describes violent events in the imaginary African nation of Kush, a large, landlocked, drought-ridden, sub-Saharan country led by Colonel Hakim Félix Ellelloû. (“A leader,” writes Colonel Ellelloû, “is one who, out of madness or goodness, takes upon himself the woe of a people. There are few men so foolish.”) Colonel Ellelloû has four wives, a silver Mercedes, and a fanatic aversion—cultural, ideological, and personal—to the United States. But the U.S. keeps creeping into Kush, and the repercussions of this incursion constitute the events of the novel. Colonel Ellelloû tells his own story—always elegantly, and often in the third person—from an undisclosed location in the South of France.


Tristan with the 'Tristran' of Thomas

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One of the great romances of the Middle Ages, Tristan, written in the early thirteenth century, is based on a medieval love story of grand passion and dece ...

  • L'auteur : Gottfried von Strassburg
  • Editeur: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141918934
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 384
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: One of the great romances of the Middle Ages, Tristan, written in the early thirteenth century, is based on a medieval love story of grand passion and deceit. By slaying a dragon, the young prince Tristan wins the beautiful Isolde's hand in marriage for his uncle, King Mark. On their journey back to Mark's court, however, the pair mistakenly drink a love-potion intended for the king and his young bride, and are instantly possessed with an all-consuming love for each another - a love they are compelled to conceal by a series of subterfuges that culminates in tragedy. Von Strassburg's work is acknowledged as the greatest rendering of this legend of medieval lovers, and went on to influence generations of writers and artists and inspire Richard Wagner's Tristan and Isolde.


The Lady of the Sea

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The final thrilling chapter in the Tristan and Isolde trilogy . . . Isolde, heir to the throne of the queens, is now a sovereign in her own right. With the ...

  • L'auteur : Rosalind Miles
  • Editeur: Crown
  • ISBN: 0307337553
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 384
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: The final thrilling chapter in the Tristan and Isolde trilogy . . . Isolde, heir to the throne of the queens, is now a sovereign in her own right. With the glories of the throne comes the responsibility of a queen, and Isolde knows she must return to her beloved Western Isle. She can no longer tolerate her marriage to King Mark of Cornwall, a marriage she has accepted for years in order to save her country from the threat of war and to be near her only love, Mark’s nephew Tristan of Lyonesse. King Mark, always cowardly and spiteful, is too heavily influenced by his monks and counselors, who loathe the powerful and independent Isolde. And so she leaves Cornwall for good and comes home to Ireland, where her lords face a growing threat from the warlike Picti, who live in the barren highlands to the north of England. The Picti have a bold new king, Darath, who is determined to take the riches of Ireland for his own people, whether by war or by marriage with Isolde. Isolde gathers her armies to confront the Picti and faces a violent conflict as well with King Mark, who vows he will not let a prize like Isolde, and Ireland, slip from his grasp. Isolde is last in a line of famous warrior queens who have guarded Ireland from time before memory, and now she—and her knight, Tristan—must play out their fate and face her enemies in a final battle, a war that could spell ruin for them both.


Bulfinch's Mythology (布爾芬奇的神話故事選集)

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  • L'auteur : Thomas Bulfinch
  • Editeur: Hyweb Technology Co. Ltd.
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  • Genre: Foreign Language Study
  • Nombre de pages: 119
  • Langue: French/English
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The Maid of the White Hands

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Isolde's day has come. In Ireland, her mother, the Queen, lies dying. The throne of the Emerald Isle, one of the last strongholds of the goddess, awaits he ...

  • L'auteur : Rosalind Miles
  • Editeur: Crown
  • ISBN: 0307422143
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 352
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Isolde's day has come. In Ireland, her mother, the Queen, lies dying. The throne of the Emerald Isle, one of the last strongholds of the goddess, awaits her. But while Ireland is her destiny, Isolde is already Queen of Cornwall, trapped in a loveless marriage to its mean-spirited King Mark. Her true love is his nephew, Tristan of Lyonesse, who has never married, remaining faithful only to Isolde. Across the sea in France, a young princess who shares Isolde's name enters the story. King Hoel named his daughtor in honor of Isolde of Ireland, and young Isolde of France has always been determined to outdo her beautiful namesake. She is a physician, too, and is called "Blanche Mains," for her white hands and healing touch. Blanche is of an age to be married, and she has chosen her husband—Tristan of Lyonesse. Her father objects, but fate favors Blanche. King Mark has become suspicious of his wife and nephew, and when Tristan is wounded in battle, he sees a chance to separate them for good. Mark sends Tristan to France to be healed by Blanche, who makes the most of the opportunity. Tristan's letters to Isolde are intercepted, and he is told that she has given him up. Near death from his wounds, Tristan sends one last, desparate letter to Isolde by a trusted servant. He is dying, he tells her, and asks for one final sign of their love. If she can forgive him for betraying her, she must come to France in a ship set with white sails. If the ship's sails are black, however, he will know that she no longer loves him. Isolde immediately leaves for France, but when Blanche sees the white-sailed ship from the castle window, she pulls the curtains and tells Tristan that the sails are black. To her horror, he turns his face to the wall and dies. There ends the traditional medieval story of Tristan and Isolde—with betrayal, death, and grief. But the original Irish lengend ends differently, and so does this book, wth magic and drama as only Rosalind Miles could write it.


A Sword between the Sexes?

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What did C. S. Lewis really think about gender roles? In this book, a widely recognized expert on male and female roles evaluates Lewis's understanding and ...

  • L'auteur : Mary Stewart Van Leeuwen
  • Editeur: Brazos Press
  • ISBN: 9781441212672
  • Genre: Religion
  • Nombre de pages: 272
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: What did C. S. Lewis really think about gender roles? In this book, a widely recognized expert on male and female roles evaluates Lewis's understanding and presentation of gender, revealing that he ended his life thinking differently about gender than many of his followers assume. This is the first book to provide a close examination of Lewis's thought on gender and what it means for today. It addresses the tension between faith and science and offers insight into the continuing debate over gender relations, egalitarianism, and complementarianism. The book will appeal to readers of C. S. Lewis and those who are interested in gender issues.


Tristan and Isolde

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"I believe this fluent, accurate, readable translation of Tristan and Isolde will become the standard English edition of Gottfried's literary masterpiece. ...

  • L'auteur : Gottfried von Strassburg
  • Editeur: Hackett Publishing
  • ISBN: 1624669085
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 360
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: "I believe this fluent, accurate, readable translation of Tristan and Isolde will become the standard English edition of Gottfried's literary masterpiece. Wisely choosing not to recreate the end rhyme of the original, Whobrey has created a text that stays true to the original Middle High German while rendering it into modern English prose. The inclusion of Ulrich von Türheim’s Continuation is a great strength of this book. For the first time, English speakers will be able to read Gottfried's work in tandem with Ulrich's and explore—via Whobrey’s discussion of Ulrich’s sources—the rich Tristan literary tradition in the Middle Ages and the ways in which Gottfried’s achievement resonated well after his death. The footnotes provide helpful cultural, historical, and interpretive information, and Whobrey's Introduction offers a nice overview of Gottfried’s biography, a discussion of Gottfried's important literary excursus, his place within the literature and genres of his time, and the source material for his Tristan. Particularly useful is Whobrey’s discussion of the intricate and masterful structure of Gottfried’s text." —Scott Pincikowski, Hood College


A Rhapsody of Love and Spirituality

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Love between a man and a woman: is it sacred or sinful? A Rhapsody of Love and Spirituality explores Platonic eros, Christian mysticism, friendship, religi ...

  • L'auteur : David J. Fekete
  • Editeur: Algora Publishing
  • ISBN: 0875862454
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Nombre de pages: 306
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Love between a man and a woman: is it sacred or sinful? A Rhapsody of Love and Spirituality explores Platonic eros, Christian mysticism, friendship, religious ritual, and love as people experience it, turning up startling ironies and paradoxes and, along the way, some traditions we may find worth reclaiming.


Essays In the Humanities

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Includes a number of essays about different aspects in the humanities, practically everything the reader needs to know to get a Master in the Humanities ...

  • L'auteur : Roberto Miguel Rodriguez
  • Editeur: Lulu Press, Inc
  • ISBN: 1329315693
  • Genre: Reference
  • Nombre de pages: N.A
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Includes a number of essays about different aspects in the humanities, practically everything the reader needs to know to get a Master in the Humanities


The Romance of Tristran

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  • L'auteur : Béroul
  • Editeur: Rodopi
  • ISBN: 9789051833294
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Nombre de pages: 311
  • Langue: French/English
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Romantic Women Writers and Arthurian Legend

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This book reveals the breadth and depth of women’s engagements with Arthurian romance in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Tracing the ...

  • L'auteur : Katie Garner
  • Editeur: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137597127
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Nombre de pages: 311
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: This book reveals the breadth and depth of women’s engagements with Arthurian romance in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Tracing the variety of women’s responses to the medieval revival through Gothic literature, travel writing, scholarship, and decorative gift books, it argues that differences in the kinds of Arthurian materials read by and prepared for women produced a distinct female tradition in Arthurian writing. Examining the Arthurian interests of the best-selling female poets of the day, Felicia Hemans and Letitia Elizabeth Landon, and uncovering those of many of their contemporaries, the Arthurian myth in the Romantic period is a vibrant location for debates about the function of romance, the role of the imagination, and women’s place in literary history.


The Fictional 100

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Some of the most influential and interesting people in the world are fictional. Sherlock Holmes, Huck Finn, Pinocchio, Anna Karenina, Genji, and Superman, ...

  • L'auteur : Lucy Pollard-Gott, PhD
  • Editeur: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 1440154406
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Nombre de pages: 496
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Some of the most influential and interesting people in the world are fictional. Sherlock Holmes, Huck Finn, Pinocchio, Anna Karenina, Genji, and Superman, to name a few, may not have walked the Earth (or flown, in Superman's case), but they certainly stride through our lives. They influence us personally: as childhood friends, catalysts to our dreams, or even fantasy lovers. Peruvian author and presidential candidate Mario Vargas Llosa, for one, confessed to a lifelong passion for Flaubert's Madame Bovary. Characters can change the world. Witness the impact of Solzhenitsyn's Ivan Denisovich, in exposing the conditions of the Soviet Gulag, or Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom, in arousing anti-slavery feeling in America. Words such as quixotic, oedipal, and herculean show how fictional characters permeate our language. This list of the Fictional 100 ranks the most influential fictional persons in world literature and legend, from all time periods and from all over the world, ranging from Shakespeare's Hamlet [1] to Toni Morrison's Beloved [100]. By tracing characters' varied incarnations in literature, art, music, and film, we gain a sense of their shape-shifting potential in the culture at large. Although not of flesh and blood, fictional characters have a life and history of their own. Meet these diverse and fascinating people. From the brash Hercules to the troubled Holden Caulfield, from the menacing plots of Medea to the misguided schemes of Don Quixote, The Fictional 100 runs the gamut of heroes and villains, young and old, saints and sinners. Ponder them, fall in love with them, learn from their stories the varieties of human experience--let them live in you.


Romance and Readership in Twentieth-Century France

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Romance in modern times is the most widely read yet the most critically despised of genres. Associated almost entirely with women, as readers and as writer ...

  • L'auteur : Diana Holmes
  • Editeur: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191514365
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Nombre de pages: 176
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Romance in modern times is the most widely read yet the most critically despised of genres. Associated almost entirely with women, as readers and as writers, its popularity has been argued by gender traditionalists to confirm women's innate sentimentality, while feminist critics have often condemned the genre as a dangerous opiate for the female masses. This study adopts the more positive perspective of critics such as Janice Radway, and takes seriously the pleasure that women readers consistently seem to find in romance. Drawing on the social constructionist feminism of Simone de Beauvoir, the psychoanalytical theories of Jessica Benjamin, and a range of social theorists from Bourdieu to Zygmunt Bauman, the book uncovers the history of romantic fiction in France from the late nineteenth to the early twenty-first century, and explores its place in women's lives and imaginations. Romance is not defined - as it usually is - solely in terms of its mass-market form. Rather, the history of women's popular fiction is traced in its full context, as one dimension of a literary story that encompasses the mainstream or 'middlebrow' as well as 'high' culture. Thus this study ranges from the formula romance (from the pious but popular Delly to global brand Harlequin), through 'middlebrow' bestsellers like Marcelle Tinayre, Françoise Sagan, Régine Deforges, to critically esteemed stories of love in the work of such authors as Colette, Simone de Beauvoir, Elsa Triolet, and Camille Laurens. Criss-crossing the boundaries of taste and class, as well as those of sexual orientation, the romance has been at times reactionary, at others progressive, utopian, and contestatory. It has played an important part in the lives of twentieth-century women, providing both a source of imaginative escape, and a fictional space in which to rehearse and make sense of identity, relationship, and desire.


The Ring of Truth

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Why are sex and jewelry, particularly rings, so often connected? Why do rings continually appear in stories about marriage and adultery, love and betrayal, ...

  • L'auteur : Wendy Doniger
  • Editeur: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0190267127
  • Genre: History
  • Nombre de pages: 416
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Why are sex and jewelry, particularly rings, so often connected? Why do rings continually appear in stories about marriage and adultery, love and betrayal, loss and recovery, identity and masquerade? What is the mythology that makes finger rings symbols of true (or, as the case may be, untrue) love? The cross-cultural distribution of the mythology of sexual rings is impressive--from ancient India and Greece through the Arab world to Shakespeare, Marie Antoinette, Wagner, nineteenth-century novels, Hollywood, and the De Beers advertising campaign that gave us the expression, "A Diamond is Forever." Each chapter of The Ring of Truth, like a charm on a charm bracelet, considers a different constellation of stories: stories about rings lost and found in fish; forgetful husbands and clever wives; treacherous royal necklaces; fake jewelry and real women; modern women's revolt against the hegemony of jewelry; and the clash between common sense and conventional narratives about rings. Herein lie signet rings, betrothal rings, and magic rings of invisibility or memory. The stories are linked by a common set of meanings, such as love symbolized by the circular and unbroken shape of the ring: infinite, constant, eternal--a meaning that the stories often prove tragically false. While most of the rings in the stories originally belonged to men, or were given to women by men, Wendy Doniger shows that it is the women who are important in these stories, as they are the ones who put the jewelry to work in the plots.


Awakening Desire

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The hope of this book is that it awakens desire to know more intimately the God who breaks through our compartmentalization and naming. While most in the W ...

  • L'auteur : Irene Alexander
  • Editeur: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 153261909X
  • Genre: Religion
  • Nombre de pages: 154
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: The hope of this book is that it awakens desire to know more intimately the God who breaks through our compartmentalization and naming. While most in the West have heard God’s name as almost exclusively masculine, a child growing up in Israel would have experienced the Spirit of God, and Lady Wisdom, as female. This ruach, the breath of God, brooded over the face of the deep in the creation story like a hovering mother bird. The God of the Bible and the early church has been described with both masculine and feminine imagery, referred to by the church fathers and mystics as both Mother and Father. In our time we have lost much of this rich feminine imagery. This book explores not only this historical knowing of God but also more contemporary writers, such as Carl Jung, Paul Young (The Shack), George MacDonald, and Thomas Merton. Each of these men engaged with the Divine Feminine, giving us examples of how we too may find God more deeply and more intimately.


The Joy of Reading

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"Charles Van Doren has laid a feast before all of us that is irresistible." -Mortimer J. Adler This engaging love letter to reading follows the great autho ...

  • L'auteur : Charles Van Van Doren
  • Editeur: Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1402234376
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Nombre de pages: 544
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: "Charles Van Doren has laid a feast before all of us that is irresistible." -Mortimer J. Adler This engaging love letter to reading follows the great authors and classics that transformed the world: from Aristotle and Herodotus in ancient Greece to Salinger and Heinlein in 20th century America. Like a professor whose enthusiasm enwraps his students, Van Doren explains what's wonderful in the books you've missed and awakens your desire to reopen the books you already know. Divided chronologically by the periods in which these classics were written, each book is put in its historical context and brought to life by Van Doren's brilliant analysis. The Joy of Reading delves into a wide range of genres-fiction, poetry, drama, children's books, philosophy, history and science. This is the one book that brings together everything you need to know about the classics you missed and ignites your passion to read and reread the greatest books the world has ever known. This book is the fruit of a lifelong love affair. Reading, I believe, is my favorite thing to do; books and I have been inseparable almost as long as I can remember ... To this day, I become distressed if I am anywhere without a book, a magazine, a newspaper, any scrap of paper to read .... I like the smell of books, certainly the feel of them. Life without books would be, for me, a vacant horror." -Charles Van Doren "Nothing recommends the joy of reading better than the communication of it by a person who has spent a lifetime enriched by the delights of reading. Charles Van Doren is that kind of reader. He has laid a feast before us that is irresistible." -Mortimer J. Adler, author of How to Read a Book "Mr. Van Doren is that rarity, a truly well read man who reads not for professional purposes but for pleasure. His book spurs us on to explore more deeply and joyfully the infinitely varied terrain of good books." -Clifton Fadiman, author of The New Lifetime Reading Plan: The Classical Guide to World Literature


The Mammoth Book of Arthurian Legends

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The Mammoth Book of Arthurian Legends brings together many of the traditional stories about King Arthur along with several new interpretations of the legen ...

  • L'auteur : Mike Ashley
  • Editeur: Mammoth
  • ISBN: 1472114914
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 160
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: The Mammoth Book of Arthurian Legends brings together many of the traditional stories about King Arthur along with several new interpretations of the legend to provide a complete picture of his birth, adventures, romance and fate. it traces Arthur's exploits to gain the sword Excalibur, the conflict with his half sister Morgan, the birth of his bastard son Mordred, and the shadowy influence and fate of Merlin. The collection also follows the adventures of many of Arthur's knights including Sir Balin, Sir Percival, Sir Gawain, Sir Lanval, Sir Marrock, Sir John, Sir Tristan and of course, Sir Lancelot. This culminates in the mighty Quest for the Holy Grail, the breakup of the Round Table, and finally the usurping of the throne by Mordred and the death of Arthur at Camlann. It even looks beyond the death of Arthur, Guinevere and Lancelot to a ghostly finale of love immortal. Stories included are: The Winning of a Sword by Howard Pyle The Treason of Morgan le Fay by George Cox The Knight with Two Swords by John Steinbeck Sir Percival of Wales by Roger Lancelyn Green The Romance of Tristan and Iseult by Hillaire Belloc The Quest for the Holy Grail by Andrew Lang Guinevere and Lancelot by Andrew machen The Lady of Belec by Phyllis Anne Karr The Quiet Monk by Jane Yolen


Medieval Women on Film

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In this first ever book-length treatment, 11 scholars with a variety of backgrounds in medieval studies, film studies, and medievalism discuss how historic ...

  • L'auteur : Kevin J. Harty
  • Editeur: McFarland
  • ISBN: 1476639000
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Nombre de pages: 216
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: In this first ever book-length treatment, 11 scholars with a variety of backgrounds in medieval studies, film studies, and medievalism discuss how historical and fictional medieval women have been portrayed on film and their connections to the feminist movements of the 20th and 21st centuries. From detailed studies of the portrayal of female desire and sexuality, to explorations of how and when these women gain agency, these essays look at the different ways these women reinforce, defy, and complicate traditional gender roles. Individual essays discuss the complex and sometimes conflicting cinematic treatments of Guinevere, Morgan Le Fay, Isolde, Maid Marian, Lady Godiva, Heloise, Eleanor of Aquitaine, and Joan of Arc. Additional essays discuss the women in Fritz Lang's The Nibelungen, Liv Ullmann's Kristin Lavransdatter, and Bertrand Tavernier's La Passion Beatrice.


Wagner Beyond Good and Evil

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John Deathridge presents a different and critical view of Richard Wagner based on recent research that does not shy away from some unpalatable truths about ...

  • L'auteur : John Deathridge
  • Editeur: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 052093461X
  • Genre: Music
  • Nombre de pages: 324
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: John Deathridge presents a different and critical view of Richard Wagner based on recent research that does not shy away from some unpalatable truths about this most controversial of composers in the canon of Western music. Deathridge writes authoritatively on what Wagner did, said, and wrote, drawing from abundant material already well known but also from less familiar sources, including hitherto seldom discussed letters and diaries and previously unpublished musical sketches. At the same time, Deathridge suggests that a true estimation of Wagner does not lie in an all too easy condemnation of his many provocative actions and ideas. Rather, it is to be found in the questions about the modern world and our place in it posed by the best of his stage works, among them Tristan und Isolde and Der Ring des Nibelungen. Controversy about Wagner is unlikely to go away, but rather than taking the line of least resistance by regarding him blandly as a "classic" in the Western art tradition, Deathridge suggests that we need to confront the debates that have raged about him and reach beyond them, toward a fresh and engaging assessment of what he ultimately achieved.


Storytelling

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Storytelling is an ancient practice known in all civilizations throughout history. Characters, tales, techniques, oral traditions, motifs, and tale types t ...

  • L'auteur : Josepha Sherman
  • Editeur: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317459377
  • Genre: History
  • Nombre de pages: 910
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Storytelling is an ancient practice known in all civilizations throughout history. Characters, tales, techniques, oral traditions, motifs, and tale types transcend individual cultures - elements and names change, but the stories are remarkably similar with each rendition, highlighting the values and concerns of the host culture. Examining the stories and the oral traditions associated with different cultures offers a unique view of practices and traditions."Storytelling: An Encyclopedia of Mythology and Folklore" brings past and present cultures of the world to life through their stories, oral traditions, and performance styles. It combines folklore and mythology, traditional arts, history, literature, and festivals to present an overview of world cultures through their liveliest and most fascinating mode of expression. This appealing resource includes specific storytelling techniques as well as retellings of stories from various cultures and traditions.


The Divine Comedy

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Dante’s Divine Comedy relates the allegorical tale of the poet’s journey through the three realms of the dead. Accompanied through the Inferno and Purg ...

  • L'auteur : Dante Alighieri
  • Editeur: Vintage
  • ISBN: 0307823733
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 656
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Dante’s Divine Comedy relates the allegorical tale of the poet’s journey through the three realms of the dead. Accompanied through the Inferno and Purgatory by Virgil--author of the Roman epic the Aeniad--Dante encounters mythical, historical, and contemporaneous figures in their respective afterlives. Relying on classical (pagan) mythology and Christian imagery and theology, Dante imagines diverse vivid and inventive punishments for the various sinners he encounters, which have become part of the Western imagination. Upon their approach to Paradise, which as a pagan, no matter how worthy, the Latin poet cannot enter, Virgil relinquishes his role as guide to Beatrice. Dante's chaste beloved then accompanies him along the ascent, as they encounter the blessed and the holy, and Dante arrives at a vision of the heavenly paradise.


Wandering and Return in Finnegans Wake

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Guiding readers through the disorienting dreamworld of James Joyce's last work, Kimberly Devlin examines Finnegans Wake as an uncanny text, one that is bot ...

  • L'auteur : Kimberley J. Devlin
  • Editeur: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 1400861748
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Nombre de pages: 220
  • Langue: French/English
  • Vues: 1997
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Détails: Guiding readers through the disorienting dreamworld of James Joyce's last work, Kimberly Devlin examines Finnegans Wake as an uncanny text, one that is both strange and familiar. In light of Freud's description of the uncanny as a haunting awareness of earlier, repressed phases of the self, Devlin finds the uncanniness of the Wake rooted in Joyce's rewritings of literary fictions from his earlier artistic periods. She demonstrates the notion of psychological return as she traces the obsessions, scenarios, and images from Joyce's "waking" fictions that resurface in his final dreamtext in uncanny forms, transformed yet discernible, often to uncover hidden, unconscious truths. Drawing on psychoanalytic arguments and recent feminist theory, Devlin maps intertextual connections that reveal many of Joyce's most deeply felt imaginative and intellectual concerns, such as the self in its decentered relationship to language, the elusive nature of human identity, the anxieties implicit in mortal selfhood, the male subject in its opposition to the female sexual "other." She suggests that the Wake records Joyce's implicit interest in the psychological counterpart to Vico's theory of historical repetition: Freud's theory of the insistent internal return of earlier narratives. Originally published in 1991. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.


Loyalty

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A witty, provocative, story-filled inquiry into the indispensable virtue of loyalty—a tricky ideal that gets tangled and compromised when loyalties colli ...

  • L'auteur : Eric Felten
  • Editeur: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1439176884
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Nombre de pages: 320
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: A witty, provocative, story-filled inquiry into the indispensable virtue of loyalty—a tricky ideal that gets tangled and compromised when loyalties collide (as they inevitably do), but a virtue the author, a prizewinning columnist for The Wall Street Journal, says is as essential as it is impossible. Felten illustrates the push and pull of loyalties— from the ancient Greeks to Facebook—with stories and scenarios in which conflicting would-be moral trump cards trap the unlucky in painful ethical dilemmas. The foundation of our greatest satisfactions in life, loyalty also proves to be the root of much misery. Can we escape the excruciating predicaments when loyalties are at loggerheads? Can we avoid betraying and being betrayed? When looking for love and friendship—the things that make life worthwhile—we are looking for loyalty. Who can we count on? And who can count on us? These are the essential (and uncomfortable) questions loyalty poses. Loyalty and betrayal are the stuff of the great stories that move us: Agamemnon, Huck Finn, Brutus, Antigone, Judas. When is loyalty right, and when does the virtue become a vice? As Felten writes in his thoughtful and entertaining book, loyalty is vexing. It forces us to choose who and what counts most in our lives—from siding with one friend over another to favoring our own children over others. It forces us to confront the conflicting claims of fidelity to country, community, company, church, and even ourselves. Loyalty demands we make decisions that define who we are.


Arthurian Magic

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Discover a system of magical work based on the stories of Arthur and his legendary realm. With meditations, rituals, visualizations, and pioneering shamani ...

  • L'auteur : Virginia Chandler,John Matthews,Caitlin Matthews,Gareth Knight
  • Editeur: Llewellyn Worldwide
  • ISBN: 0738753408
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Nombre de pages: 648
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Discover a system of magical work based on the stories of Arthur and his legendary realm. With meditations, rituals, visualizations, and pioneering shamanic techniques, Arthurian Magic leads you on a profound soul journey designed to raise consciousness and unleash deep levels of wisdom. Discover dozens of exercises and a complete twelve-month course of study that will bring the mysteries alive and open your inner awareness to the mystical power of these profound legends. Dozens of magical groups and countless individuals have turned to the Arthurian tales for inspiration, instruction, and initiation. This book is a guide for beginners and experienced practitioners to cultivate the spiritual power of these influential myths. Explore the sacred sites, songs, blessings, invocations, and festivals. Create incense and oils for magical workings. Meet the most important and influential archetypal figures as you discover how to awaken the knight within.


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