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The Cambridge History of Latin American Literature Vol. 3: Brazilian Literature bibliographies Cambridge University Press Roberto Gonzalez Echevarr&#237a

5th May 2012 Literature & Fiction 0 Comments
Volume 3 covers the history of Brazilian literature, from the earliest writing through to the nineteenth- and twentieth-century Portuguese-language traditions; it also contains an extensive bibliographical section in which annotated reading lists relating to the chapters in all three volumes of the History are presented. These bibliographies are a unique feature, further enhancing the work's immense value as a reference tool. "...this exceptional three-volume history of Latin American Literature...surpasses its goal....Congatulations to contributors, editors, and publishers on what will ...
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Greek Religion and Society Cambridge University Press P. E. Easterling

2nd May 2012 History Books 0 Comments
Greek religion is a subject of absorbing interest, essential for the understanding of history and culture, but often puzzling and elusive. This collection of essays ranges over many aspects of Greek civil life, looking at the ways in which religion manifested itself in institutions, art and literature, and tracing the attitudes that lay behind the manifold cults and customs. It is not meant as an exhaustive introduction to the subject, but as a series of related approaches which will help students to draw the threads together, on lines suggested by Sir Moses Finley in his introduction to the ...
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Camus: The Stranger Cambridge University Press Patrick McCarthy

24th April 2012 Literature & Fiction 0 Comments
Patrick McCarthy places The Stranger in the context of a French and French-Algerian history and culture, examines the way the work undermines traditional concepts of fiction, and explores the parallels (and more importantly the contrasts) between Camus and Sartre. His account provides a useful companion to The Stranger for students and general readers. The Stranger is not merely one of the most widely read novels of the 20th century, but one of the books likely to outlive it. Written in 1946, Camus's compelling and troubling tale of a disaffected, apparently amoral young man has ...
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Tolstoy: Anna Karenina Cambridge University Press Anthony Thorl

13th April 2012 Literature & Fiction 0 Comments
Professor ThorIby offers a close reading of this classic novel and explores the subtle psychology in Tolstoy's characterisation. He avoids complex terminology and assumes a readership studying the text in English translation. This exploration of the subtle psychology in Tolstoy's characterization avoids complex terminology and assumes a readership studying the text in English translation. Tolstoy: Anna Karenina (Landmarks of World Literature) ...
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Eyes off the Prize: The United Nations and the African American Struggle for Human Rights 1944-1955 Cambridge University Press Carol Anderson

12th April 2012 History Books 0 Comments
As World War II drew to a close and the world awakened to the horrors wrought by white supremacists in Nazi Germany, the NAACP and African-American leaders sensed an opportunity to launch an offensive against the conditions of segregation and inequality in the United States. The "prize" they sought was not civil rights, but human rights. Only the human rights lexicon, shaped by the Holocaust and articulated by the United Nations, contained the language and the moral power to address not only the political and legal inequality but also the education, health care, housing, and employment ...
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Byzantium and the Early Islamic Conquests Cambridge University Press Walter E. Kaegi

8th April 2012 History Books 0 Comments
This is a study of how and why the Byzantine empire lost many of its most valuable provinces to Islamic conquerors in the seventh century, provinces that included Syria, Palestine, Mesopotamia and Armenia. It investigates conditions on the eve of those conquests, mistakes in Byzantine policy toward the Muslims, the course of the military campaigns, and the problem of local official and civilian collaboration with the Muslims. It also seeks to explain how after some terrible losses the Byzantine government achieved some intellectual rationalization of its disasters and began the complex ...
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Judges Legislators and Professors: Chapters in European Legal History Cambridge University Press R. C. van Caenegem

6th April 2012 History Books 0 Comments
On the basis of ten concrete examples the author shows by what process and for what historical reasons continental law and common law have come to be so different. In so doing van Caenegem provides a historical introduction to continental law understandable to readers familiar with the common law, and vice-versa. This study is derived from the professor's lectures at Cambridge in 1984-85, in which lawyers from Europe, Great Britain and the United States participated. Judges, Legislators and Professors does not follow the traditional path of describing the development of ideas, but tries a new ...
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The Cambridge Companion to Kafka Cambridge University Press Julian Preece

5th April 2012 Literature & Fiction 0 Comments
This Companion of specially-commissioned essays offers a comprehensive account of his life and work, providing a rounded contemporary appraisal of Central Europe's most distinctive Modernist. Contributions cover all the key texts, and discuss Kafka's writing in a variety of critical contexts such as feminism, deconstruction, psychoanalysis, Marxism, and Jewish studies. The essays are enhanced by supplementary material including a chronology of the period and detailed guides to further reading. They will be of interest to students of German, European and Comparative Literature, and Jewish ...
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Brecht: Mother Courage and her Children Cambridge University Press Peter Thomson

4th April 2012 Literature & Fiction 0 Comments
This is the first comprehensive study in English of Brecht's Mother Courage in production. Peter Thomson provides a detailed account of Brecht's own production in 1949 and then explores how the play has been transmitted--from Joan Littlewood's production in 1956 to the Royal National Theatre in 1995. The book also examines interpretations by Judi Dench, Glenda Jackson, and Richard Schechner, among others. Seminal productions from the continent are also analyzed and a final chapter examines the play's influence on among others, Peter Brook, and highlights the new urgency of the text in light ...
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Slavery Race and the American Revolution Cambridge University Press Duncan J. MacLeod

2nd April 2012 History Books 0 Comments
This book analyses the impact of American Revolutionary ideology upon conceptions of the place of slavery in American society. The ambivalence involved in a libertarian revolution occurring in a slave society was as obvious to eighteenth-century Americans as it is to twentieth-century historians yet the obvious sincerity of Southern Republicanism and the persistence of slavery have presented a paradox with which historians have hardly come to terms. This book analyses the impact of American Revolutionary ideology upon conceptions of the place of slavery in American society. The ambivalence ...
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