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6. Rewriting the Renaissance

6. Rewriting the Renaissance  

Jerry Brotton

in The Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2006
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775383
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801630.003.0007
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9780192801630
What do we mean by ‘Renaissance literature’? ‘Rewriting the Renaissance’ states that this term is misleading given that it was only at the end of the 16th century that the concept of the ... More
5. Rhetoric, poetics, and poetry

5. Rhetoric, poetics, and poetry  

Jonathan Culler

in Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2011
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778384
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199691340.003.0005
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9780199691340
‘Rhetoric, poetics and poetry’ explores these literary effects with examples. Poetry is closely allied to rhetoric — the study of the persuasive and expressive resources of language. Poetry ... More
6. ‘The head cornerstone’: Rastafari and Caribbean culture

6. ‘The head cornerstone’: Rastafari and Caribbean culture  

Ennis B. Edmonds

in Rastafari: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777844
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10.1093/actrade/9780199584529.003.0007
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9780199584529
Rastafari came from humble beginnings, yet it was able to become a huge creative force influencing cultural production in Jamaica and beyond. The influence Rastafari has had on contemporary ... More
2. Poetry from Romanticism to Modernismo: Bello to Darío

2. Poetry from Romanticism to Modernismo: Bello to Darío  

Roberto González Echevarría

in Modern Latin American Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365838
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199754915.003.0002
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9780199754915
‘Poetry from Romanticism to Modernismo: Bello to Darío’ charts the development of Latin American poetry. Poetry was the first art form to register changes towards a Latin American ... More
Introduction: Meeting French Literature

Introduction: Meeting French Literature  

John D. Lyons

in French Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777516
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199568727.003.0010
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9780199568727
French Literature: A Very Short Introduction looks at literary works in terms of their central characters. The kind of person chosen as the focal point of the plot and that ... More
2. Poetry and poetics: landscapes, allusions, and alcohol

2. Poetry and poetics: landscapes, allusions, and alcohol  

Sabina Knight

in Chinese Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780199365739
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10.1093/actrade/9780195392067.003.0002
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9780195392067
‘Poetry and poetics: landscapes, allusions, and alcohol’ examines Chinese poetry. Poetry was seen as a manifestation of nature's patterns, which appeals to energies beyond the rational ... More
8. Knowledge

8. Knowledge  

Jonathan Barnes

in Aristotle: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2000
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Nov 2015
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9780191822322
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854087.003.0008
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9780192854087
Whereas the Prior Analytics derives the theorems of a science from its axioms, the Posterior Analytics is concerned with the nature of the axioms themselves, and hence the general form of ... More
2. Thinking with war

2. Thinking with war  

Harry Sidebottom

in Ancient Warfare: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2004
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776045
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804709.003.0002
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9780192804709
War played a huge part in the lives of the Greeks and Romans in the ancient world. It was all pervasive. They frequently used ideas connected to war to understand their place in the world. ... More
8. ‘O Muse, be obedient to the command of God’The spiritual and material worlds

8. ‘O Muse, be obedient to the command of God’: The spiritual and material worlds  

Catriona Kelly

in Russian Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2001
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775314
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801449.003.0008
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9780192801449
‘“O Muse, be obedient to the command of God”: The spiritual and material worlds’ looks at Pushkin's early rejection of references to religion in his work, his generation's distrust of overt ... More
The Hebrew Bible as LiteratureA Very Short Introduction

The Hebrew Bible as Literature: A Very Short Introduction  

Tod Linafelt

Print Publication Year: 
May 2016
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May 2016
eISBN: 
9780190262679
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195300079.001.0001
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book
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9780195300079
The Hebrew Bible, or Christian Old Testament, can be celebrated as among the classics of world literature. The stories of Jacob and David present the earliest surviving examples of literary ... More
Conclusion

Conclusion  

Bernard O'Donoghue

in Poetry: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2019
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Sep 2019
eISBN: 
9780191851834
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199229116.003.0006
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9780199229116
Having started with grand claims for poetry, by Shelley, Wallace Stevens, and others, on grounds of public utility, this brief consideration of what poetry is has encountered a series of ... More
3. The biological silk road

3. The biological silk road  

James A. Millward

in The Silk Road: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780199365883
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199782864.003.0003
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9780199782864
‘The biological silk road’ considers the exchange of crops, livestock, pathogens, and genes along the silk road. Diffusion of domesticated plants and animals since Neolithic times has led ... More
4. Poetry from Modernismo to Modernism

4. Poetry from Modernismo to Modernism  

Roberto González Echevarría

in Modern Latin American Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365838
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199754915.003.0004
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9780199754915
‘Poetry from Modernismo to Modernism’ outlines the development of Modernist Latin American poetry. Darío had brought symbolism to Spanish language literature. Leopoldo Lugones and Julio ... More
5. ‘Awakening noble feelings with my lyre’Writers as ‘masters of minds’

5. ‘Awakening noble feelings with my lyre’: Writers as ‘masters of minds’  

Catriona Kelly

in Russian Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2001
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775314
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801449.003.0005
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9780192801449
‘“Awakening noble feelings with my lyre”: Writers as “masters of minds”’ examines, via examples of Pushkin's work, his views on the expectations of readers and their perceptions of the ... More
2. Literary historian

2. Literary historian  

Jonathan Culler

in Barthes: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2002
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775369
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801593.003.0002
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9780192801593
‘Literary historian’ explores why Barthes was interested in history. By showing when and how various practices came into being, historical study works to demystify the ideology of a ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Tod Linafelt

in The Hebrew Bible as Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2016
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May 2016
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9780190262679
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195300079.003.0001
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9780195300079
Toward the end of the twentieth century a genuine, sustained appreciation of the Bible’s literary art—regardless of its historical veracity or of its religious value—arose. The Introduction ... More
1. Biblical literature and the Western literary tradition

1. Biblical literature and the Western literary tradition  

Tod Linafelt

in The Hebrew Bible as Literature: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2016
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May 2016
eISBN: 
9780190262679
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195300079.003.0002
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9780195300079
Biblical literature displays a rigorous economy of style. It is, especially, in its narrative mode, extraordinarily understated. Readers are given a bare minimum of information, and ... More
3. Reading biblical poetry

3. Reading biblical poetry  

Tod Linafelt

in The Hebrew Bible as Literature: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2016
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May 2016
eISBN: 
9780190262679
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195300079.003.0004
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9780195300079
“Reading biblical poetry” considers the elements of Hebrew biblical poetry and how they differ from biblical narrative: lineation and a collapsed syntax that often drops particles and ... More
4. Narrative and poetry working together

4. Narrative and poetry working together  

Tod Linafelt

in The Hebrew Bible as Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2016
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May 2016
eISBN: 
9780190262679
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195300079.003.0005
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chapter
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9780195300079
“Narrative and poetry working together” shows how the Bible brings narrative and poetry together as complementary forms to maintain and make use of the distinctive literary resources of ... More
1. Saying everything

1. Saying everything  

Robert Eaglestone

in Contemporary Fiction: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2013
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778247
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199609260.003.0001
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chapter
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9780199609260
‘Saying everything’ argues that contemporary fiction matters because it is how we work out who we are now, today. The novel is the best way of doing this. Of all the arts, the novel is the ... More

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