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Critical Companion to John Steinbeck

Critical Companion to John Steinbeck
A Literary Reference to His Life and Work

by Jeffrey D. Schultz,Luchen Li

  • Publisher : Infobase Publishing
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 417
  • ISBN : 1438108508
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Celebrates the American writer who in his works confronted and explored the social fabric of the United States in the early 20th century. More than 500 entries include synopses of his novels, short stories, and nonfiction; descriptions of his characters, details about family, friends, and associates.

East of Eden

East of Eden
A Book

by John Steinbeck

  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2000-09-07
  • Pages : 640
  • ISBN : 0141923504
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Set in the rich farmland of the Salinas Valley, California, this powerful, often brutal novel, follows the interwined destinies of two families - the Trasks and the Hamiltons - whose generations hopelessly re-enact the fall of Adam and Eve and the poisonous rivalry of Cain and Abel. Here Steinbeck created some of his most memorable characters and explored his most enduring themes: the mystery of indentity; the inexplicability of love, and the murderous consequences of love's absence. Contains an introduction by David Wyatt, as well as suggestions for further reading of acclaimed criticisms and references.

Eve's Children

Eve's Children
The Biblical Stories Retold and Interpreted in Jewish and Christian Traditions

by Gerard P. Luttikhuizen

  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release : 2003-01-01
  • Pages : 237
  • ISBN : 9789004126152
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Annotation Fifteen essays from biblical scholars consider the reception of the biblical stories of Cain, Abel, and Seth in various Jewish and Christian traditions. They examine early rewritings and interpretations of these stories both within mainstream and more marginal or sectarian groups. Three essays examine how the stories were re-used in modern fiction, including Steinbeck's . The papers were originally presented at a symposium held at the U. of Groningen in 2001. Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).

Rhythms

Rhythms
Sermons for a Community of Faith and Learning

by Richard Francis Wilson

  • Publisher : Mercer University Press
  • Release : 2002
  • Pages : 174
  • ISBN : 9780865547803
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Rhythms: Sermons for a Community of Faith and Learning is a collection of selected sermons and responsive readings written by Mercer University's Dean of the Chapel and delivered at the university's weekly gathering of worship and praise. The first sermon, Rhythms, was the first sermon Wilson preached as Dean of the Chapel and won first prize in the HarperCollins Best Sermons competition of 1991.

Cinematic Appeals

Cinematic Appeals
The Experience of New Movie Technologies

by Ariel Rogers

  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release : 2013-11-19
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 0231535783
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Cinematic Appeals follows the effect of technological innovation on the cinema experience, specifically the introduction of widescreen and stereoscopic 3D systems in the 1950s, the rise of digital cinema in the 1990s, and the transition to digital 3D since 2005. Widescreen cinema promised to draw the viewer into the world of the screen, enabling larger-than-life close-ups of already larger-than-life actors. This technology fostered the illusion of physically entering a film, enhancing the semblance of realism. Alternatively, the digital era was less concerned with the viewer's physical response and more with information flow, awe, and the reevaluation of spatiality and embodiment. This study ultimately shows how cinematic technology and the human experience shape and respond to each other over time.

I Studied Inscriptions from Before the Flood

I Studied Inscriptions from Before the Flood
Ancient Near Eastern, Literary, and Linguistic Approaches to Genesis 1-11

by Richard S. Hess,David Toshio Tsumura

  • Publisher : Eisenbrauns
  • Release : 1994
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 9780931464881
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Land Without Promise

The Land Without Promise
The Roots and Afterlife of One Biblical Allusion

by Katerina Koci

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2021-07-29
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN : 0567696308
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Katerina Koci charts the development of the promised land motif, starting from its biblical roots and examining its reception over the centuries until the present day. As her cornerstone, Koci uses Hans-Georg Gadamer's claim that there are two complementary paths towards understanding and knowledge: science and art. Thus, to be faithful to the creed of the great hermeneutist, Koci ventures into both topics, arguing that while science sets out historical-critical analysis of the promised land motif in the Hebrew Bible and its later receptions, art enriches the interpretation with its literary illustrations. This volume places particular focus on American contexts, since the concept of the promised land is so deeply intertwined with American religious-political mythologies, and with the art of John Steinbeck and Walter Brueggemann in particular. By discussing artistic interpretation in biblical hermeneutics, the context and reception of Genesis 15.7 and Exodus 3.8 in the Hebrew Bible and New Testament, and the history of the promised land motif and its interpretations, Koci argues that artistic receptions of biblical motifs are crucial for biblical scholarship in opening new hermeneutical and thematical horizons.

Orientalism and Reverse Orientalism in Literature and Film

Orientalism and Reverse Orientalism in Literature and Film
Beyond East and West

by Sharmani Patricia Gabriel,Bernard Wilson

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2021-06-18
  • Pages : 234
  • ISBN : 100039963X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Acknowledging the significance of Edward Said’s Orientalism for contemporary discourse, the contributors to this volume deconstruct, rearrange, and challenge elements of his thesis, looking at the new conditions and opportunities offered by globalization. What can a renewed or reconceptualized Orientalism teach us about the force and limits of our racial imaginary, specifically in relation to various national contexts? In what ways, for example, considering our greater cross-cultural interaction, have clichés and stereotypes undergone a metamorphosis in contemporary societies and cultures? Theoretically, and empirically, this book offers an expansive range of contexts, comprising the insights, analytical positions, and perspectives of a transnational team of scholars of comparative literature and literary and cultural studies based in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, USA, Singapore, Taiwan, and Turkey. Working with, through and beyond Orientalism, they examine a variety of cultural texts, including the novel, short story, poetry, film, graphic memoir, social thought, and life writing. Making connections across centuries and continents, they articulate cultural representation and discourse through multiple approaches including critical content analysis, historical contextualization, postcolonial theory, gender theory, performativity, intertextuality, and intersectionality. Given its unique approach, this book will be essential reading for scholars of literary theory, film studies and Asian studies, as well as for those with a general interest in postcolonial literature and film.

100 More Great Books

100 More Great Books
Synopses, Quizzes, and Tests

by Bonnie A. Helms

  • Publisher : Walch Publishing
  • Release : 1991
  • Pages : 428
  • ISBN : 9780825118999
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A companion title to 150 Great Books, this acclaimed sequel reviews classic and contemporary works. Each title contains a plot summary, three evaluation tools (a 20-question quiz, 5 short-answer questions, and a chellenge essay question), answers and suggested responses, glossary of literary terms, and bibliographical entries. The 100 titles are grouped in seven categories: Adventure and Survival (such as Run Silent, Run Deep, Lord of the Flies, and A Walk Across America) The Maturing Self (such as The Stranger, Carrie, and Homecoming) History in Fiction (such as The Sun Also Rises, Gone with the Wind, and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court) Science Fiction, Fantasy, and the Supernatural (such as The Last Unicorn, The Other, and The Martian Chronicles) Social Issues and Moral Challenge (such as Go Tell It on the Mountain, All the President's Men, and Skindeep) Success and Achievement (such as The Bell Jar, A Man Called Peter, and Up the Down Staircase) Reflections of the Family (such as Roots, Cold Sassy Tree, and Giants in the Earth) Note: The original literary works are not included.

The Quiet War Omnibus

The Quiet War Omnibus
The Quiet War and Gardens of the Sun

by Paul McAuley

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2017-07-20
  • Pages : 1520
  • ISBN : 147321839X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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THE QUIET WAR Who decides what it means to be human? Twenty-third century Earth has been ravaged by climate change, and is now dominated by a few powerful families, with millions of people in prison and millions more labouring to rebuild ruined ecosystems. Meanwhile on Jupiter and Saturn, live the Outers. They have built a wild variety of scientific utopias crammed with exuberant creations of the genetic arts. Now they want to colonise Earth and drive human evolution in a new direction. On Earth, some want to launch a pre-emptive strike against the Outers while others wish to exploit the talents of the gene wizards. It is clear that the fragile detente between the two branches of humanity is breaking down and they may be heading towards war . . . GARDENS OF THE SUN The Quiet War is over. A century of enlightenment, rational utopianism and exploration of new ways of being human has fallen dark. But victory is fragile, and riven by vicious internal politics. While seeking out and trying to anatomise the strange gardens abandoned in place by Avernus, the Outers' greatest genius, the gene wizard Sri Hong-Owen is embroiled in the plots and counterplots of the family that employs her. The diplomat Loc Ifrahim soon discovers that profiting from victory isn't as easy as he thought. And in Greater Brazil, the Outers' democratic traditions have infected a population eager to escape the tyranny of the great families who rule them. After such a conflict only one thing is clear. No one can escape the consequences of war - especially the victors.

Saturday Review

Saturday Review
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1952-07
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2005

Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2005
A Book

by Roger Ebert

  • Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 964
  • ISBN : 9780740747427
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A collection of every movie review the popular, Pulitzer Prize-winning movie critic has done from January 2002 to mid-June 2004 includes the past year's interviews and essays, as well as reviews from all the major film festivals, his biweekly "Questions for the Movie Answer Man," profiles of leading actors, and more. Original. 50,000 first printing.

Invisible Subjects

Invisible Subjects
Asian America in Postwar Literature

by Heidi Kathleen Kim

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2016-04-01
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN : 0190456256
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Invisible Subjects broadens the archive of Asian American studies, using advances in Asian American history and historiography to reinterpret the politics of the major figures of post-World War II American literature and criticism. Taking its theoretical inspiration from the work of Ralph Ellison and his focus on the invisibility of a racial minority in mainstream history, Heidi Kim argues that the work of American studies and literature in this era to explain and contain the troubling Asian figure reflects both the swift amnesia that covers the Pacific theater of WWII and the importance of the Asian to immigration debates and civil rights. From the Melville Revival through the myth and symbol school, as well as the fiction of John Steinbeck and William Faulkner, the postwar literary scene exhibits the ambiguity of Asian forms in the 1950s within the binaries of foreigner/native and black/white, as well as the constructs of gender and the nuclear family. It contrasts with the tortured redefinitions of race and nationality that appear in immigration acts and court cases, particularly those about segregation and interracial marriage. The Melville Revival critics' discussion of a mythic and yet realistic diabolical Asian, the role of a Chinese housekeeper in preserving the pioneer family in Steinbeck's East of Eden, and the extent to which the history of the Mississippi Chinese sheds light on Faulkner's stagnant societies all work to subsume a troubling presence. Detailing the archaeology and genealogy of Asian American Studies, Invisible Subjects offers an original, important, and vital contribution to both our understanding of American literary history and the general study of race and ethnicity in American cultural history.

Literature and the Bible

Literature and the Bible
A Book

by David Bevan

  • Publisher : Rodopi
  • Release : 1993
  • Pages : 206
  • ISBN : 9789051834970
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Contemporary Art About Architecture

Contemporary Art About Architecture
A Strange Utility

by Nora Wendl

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2017-07-05
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 1351571060
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An important resource for scholars of contemporary art and architecture, this volume considers contemporary art that takes architecture as its subject. Concentrated on works made since 1990, Contemporary Art About Architecture: A Strange Utility is the first to take up this topic in a sustained and explicit manner and the first to advance the idea that contemporary art functions as a form of architectural history, theory, and analysis. Over the course of fourteen essays by both emerging and established scholars, this volume examines a diverse group of artists in conjunction with the vernacular, canonical, and fantastical structures engaged by their work. I? Manglano-Ovalle, Matthew Barney, Monika Sosnowska, Pipo Nguyen-duy, and Paul Pfeiffer are among those considered, as are the compelling questions of architecture's relationship to photography, the evolving legacy of Mies van der Rohe, the notion of an architectural unconscious, and the provocative concepts of the unbuilt and the unbuildable. Through a rigorous investigation of these issues, Contemporary Art About Architecture calls attention to the fact that art is now a vital form of architectural discourse. Indeed, this phenomenon is both pervasive and, in its individual incarnations, compelling - a reason to think again about the entangled histories of architecture and art.

Leading Lives That Matter

Leading Lives That Matter
What We Should Do and Who We Should Be

by Mark R. Schwen,Dorothy C. Bass

  • Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • Release : 2006-04-25
  • Pages : 545
  • ISBN : 9780802829313
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Compiles a wide range of texts-from fiction, social science, philosophy, and ancient poetry-related to questions that arise for those who are trying to decide what to do with their lives

The Genesis of Fiction

The Genesis of Fiction
Modern Novelists as Biblical Interpreters

by Terry R. Wright

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2016-03-09
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN : 1317030753
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book considers a range of twentieth-century novelists who practise a creative mode of reading the Bible, exploring aspects of the Book of Genesis which more conventional biblical criticism sometimes ignores. Each chapter considers some of the interpretive challenges of the relevant story in Genesis, especially those noted by rabbinic midrash, which serves as a model for such creative rewriting of the biblical text. All the novelists considered, from Mark Twain, John Steinbeck and Thomas Mann to Jeanette Winterson, Anita Diamant and Jenny Diski, are shown to have been aware of the midrashic tradition and in some cases to have incorporated significant elements from it into their own writing. The questions these modern and postmodern writers ask of the Bible, however, go beyond those permitted by the rabbis and by other believing interpretive communities. Each chapter therefore attempts to chart intertextually where the writers are coming from, what principles govern their mode of reading and rewriting Genesis, and what conclusions can be drawn about the ways in which it remains possible to relate to the Bible.

The Trial of Innocence

The Trial of Innocence
Adam, Eve, and the Yahwist

by Andre LaCocque

  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release : 2006-10-30
  • Pages : 324
  • ISBN : 1597526207
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Adam and Eve narrative in Genesis 2-3 has gripped not only biblical scholars, but also theologians, artists, philosophers, and almost everyone else. In this engaging study, a master of biblical interpretation provides a close reading of the Yahwist story. As in his other works, LaCocque makes wise use of the Pseudepigrapha and rabbinic interpretations, as well as the full range of modern interpretations. Every reader will be engaged by his insights.

The Social Groups behind the Pentateuch

The Social Groups behind the Pentateuch
A Book

by Jaeyoung Jeon

  • Publisher : SBL Press
  • Release : 2021-12-19
  • Pages : 358
  • ISBN : 0884145425
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A reexamination of the Pentateuch in light of the complex social, religious, and political conflicts of the Persian period During the last several decades, scholars in pentateuchal studies have suggested new compositional models to replace the Documentary Hypothesis, yet no consensus has emerged. The ten essays in this collection advance the discussion by shifting the focus of pentateuchal studies from the literary stratification of different layers of the texts to the social, economic, religious, and political agendas behind them. Rather than limiting the focus of their studies to scribal and community groups within Persian Yehud, contributors look beyond Yehud to other Judahite communities in the diaspora, including Elephantine and the Samaritan community, establishing a proper academic context for setting the diverse voices of the Pentateuch as we now understand them. Contributors include Olivier Artus, Thomas B. Dozeman, Innocent Himbaza, Jürg Hutzli, Jaeyoung Jeon, Itamar Kislev, Ndikho Mtshiselwa, Dany Noquet, Katharina Pyschny, Thomas Römer, and Konrad Schmid.

Handbook of the American Novel of the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries

Handbook of the American Novel of the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries
A Book

by Timo Müller

  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Release : 2017-01-11
  • Pages : 469
  • ISBN : 3110422425
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Increasing specialization within the discipline of English and American Studies has shifted the focus of scholarly discussion toward theoretical reflection and cultural contexts. These developments have benefitted the discipline in more ways than one, but they have also resulted in a certain neglect of close reading. As a result, students and researchers interested in such material are forced to turn to scholarship from the 1960s and 1970s, much of which relies on dated methodological and ideological presuppositions. The handbook aims to fill this gap by providing new readings of texts that figure prominently in the literature classroom and in scholarly debate − from James’s The Ambassadors to McCarthy’s The Road. These readings do not revert naively to a time “before theory.” Instead, they distil the insights of literary and cultural theory into concise introductions to the historical background, the themes, the formal strategies, and the reception of influential literary texts, and they do so in a jargon-free language accessible to readers on all levels of qualification.