In the Wake of the Poetic: Palestinian Artists After Darwish
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In the Wake of the Poetic: Palestinian Artists After Darwish

Heralding a new period of creativity, In the Wake of the Poetic explores the aesthetics and politics of Palestinian cultural expression in the last two decades. As it increasingly gains a significant presence on the international scene, much of Palestinian art owes a debt to Mahmoud Darwish, one of the finest contemporary poets, and to Palestinian writers of his generation. Rahman maps the immense influence of Darwish’s poetry on a n...

The Bujh Niranjan: An Ismili Mystical Poem
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The Bujh Niranjan: An Ismili Mystical Poem

A 11th century persian mystical Ismaili poem revealing divine secrets This study of the BujhNiranjan, an Indo-Ismaili mystical poem, illustrates a specific appropriation of mystical themes in a vernacular form, providing a window to the diverse world of Muslim spirituality in the Subcontinent. It also enriches our understanding of the ginan heritage of the Nizari Ismailis.

Die Literatur der Literaturdidaktik
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Die Literatur der Literaturdidaktik

Wie ist Literatur zu konzipieren, damit die Literaturdidaktik als wissenschaftliche Disziplin und der Literaturunterricht als Praxis theoretisch fundiert und produktiv entfaltet werden können? Diese Frage steht im Mittelpunkt des vorliegenden Buches. Durch eine Analyse der Spannungen zwischen literaturwissenschaftlichen und didaktischen Anforderungen im Diskurs der Literaturdidaktik legt Florian Schultz-Pernice dabei Notwendigkeit un...

The Student's Guide to Shakespeare
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The Student's Guide to Shakespeare

"Fabulously useful and formidably organised and clear, William McKenzie's Guide to Shakespeare has what it takes to turn any curious and committed student into a really outstanding Shakespearean. And as well as helping you to get top marks it will give you the confidence and satisfaction of beginning to think about the most prestigious and famous writer in the world for yourself. Once you can do that, you can surely do anything--in l...

Seven Viking Romances
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Seven Viking Romances

Combining traditional myth, oral history and re-worked European legend to depict an ancient realm of heroism and wonder, the seven tales collected here are among the most fantastical of all the Norse romances. Powerfully inspired works of Icelandic imagination, they relate intriguing, often comical tales of famous kings, difficult gods and women of great beauty, goodness or cunning. The tales plunder a wide range of earlier literatur...

Modernism, Periodicals, and Cultural Poetics
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Modernism, Periodicals, and Cultural Poetics

"Chambers carefully cuts back the myths which have grown dense over landmarks in twentieth century English poetry. Through a nuanced reading of the 'little magazines' and anthologies that launched, affirmed, discussed, and refuted the poetry of these groupings, Chambers not only adds to our understanding of English literary culture but also demonstrates how important it is to understand literary culture as a culture of the little mag...

Simonides the Poet: Intertextuality and Reception
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Simonides the Poet: Intertextuality and Reception

The first study in English for a generation of the ancient Greek poet Simonides, approaching his work both through intertextual readings and through his ancient reception. In antiquity Simonides was as famous as his contemporaries Aeschylus and Pindar, and the book will be important for all scholars of Greek poetry.

Becoming a Poet in Anglo-Saxon England
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Becoming a Poet in Anglo-Saxon England

Becoming a Poet in Anglo-Saxon England is the first book combining literary, linguistic and historical evidence from Old English and Latin to offer a new account of who Anglo-Saxon poets were and how they worked, showing the crucial importance of poets' social roles and their engagement in poetic communities.

The Avowing of King Arthur
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The Avowing of King Arthur

This book presents the manuscript of the original poem, from the Ireland Blackburne MS. The composition is from some time between the late 14th and late 15th century. Originally published in 1984, this book introduces the manuscript with historical details and discussion of its language, structure and sources, including a bibliography of related studies. After the poem is a comprehensive notes section and glossary.