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Miss. Lonelyhearts

By Nathanael West
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Isbn : 9781443435512
  • Pages : 63
  • Category : Fiction
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As the advice columnist of a New York City newspaper, Miss Lonelyhearts feels daily the suffering and desolation of those writing in for his advice. Locked into a deep depression as the result of his work, Miss Lonelyhearts seeks comfort in drink, religion, and in the meaningless affair that becomes his downfall. Written during the depths of the Great Depression, Nathaneal West’s Miss Lonelyhearts is evocative of the public’s disillusionment with the society of the time. The story has been adapted for film, the stage and the opera. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

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Benjamin Schreier is suspicious of a simple equation of cynicism with quietism, nihilism, selfishness, or false consciousness, and he rejects the notion that modern cynicism represents something categorically different from the classical outlook of Diogenes. He proposes, instead, that cynicism names the difficult position of not being able to recognize the relevance of democratic social norms in the future and yet being nonetheless invested in the power of these norms to determine cultural identity and to regulate social practices. In his readings of Henry Adams’s Education, Willa Cather’s The Professor’s House, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, and Nathanael West’s Miss Lonelyhearts, the author affirms that cynicism is an important and under-appreciated current in mainstream modern American literature. He finds that, far from the simple selfishness or apathy for which it is so often dismissed, the cynicism in these texts is suffused by a desire for the certainty promised by norms such as national teleology, ethnic identity, and civic participation. But without faith in the relevance of these regulating terms, cynics lack ready accounts of America and of their place in it. Schreier’s focus is not only on the cynical characters in the texts but also on the textual and epistemological strategies used to render normative narratives recognizably legitimate in the first place. In his refusal to historicize cynicism away with generalized claims about American society, Schreier argues instead that cynicism stages an unanswerable challenge to the specific expectations through which normative accounts of history become visible. The Power of Negative Thinking makes a vital and wide-ranging contribution to our understanding of American literature, intellectual and cultural history, philosophy, ethics, and politics. Schreier’s close reading and his vigorous theoretical examination of analytical first principles combine to make a book that is valuable not only to the study of methodology but also to the scrutiny of the very assumptions the humanities bring to the exploration of the way we think.

A Companion to Modernist Literature and Culture

By David Bradshaw,Kevin J. H. Dettmar
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Isbn : 9781405154673
  • Pages : 616
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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The Companion combines a broad grounding in the essentialtexts and contexts of the modernist movement with the uniqueinsights of scholars whose careers have been devoted to the studyof modernism. An essential resource for students and teachers of modernistliterature and culture Broad in scope and comprehensive in coverage Includes more than 60 contributions from some of the mostdistinguished modernist scholars on both sides of the Atlantic Brings together entries on elements of modernist culture,contemporary intellectual and aesthetic movements, and all thegenres of modernist writing and art Features 25 essays on the signal texts of modernist literature,from James Joyce’s Ulysses to Zora NealHurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God Pays close attention to both British and Americanmodernism

Sin and Evil

By Ronald Paulson
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  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Isbn : 9780300135206
  • Pages : 403
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 484
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The 1990s brought surprising industrial development in emerging economies around the globe: firms in countries not previously known for their high-technology industries moved to the forefront in new Information Technologies (IT) by using different business models and carving out unique positions in the global IT production networks. In this book Dan Breznitz asks why economies of different countries develop in different ways, and his answer relies on his exhaustive research into the comparative experiences of Israel, Taiwan, and Ireland--states that made different choices to nurture the growth of their IT industries. The role of the state in economic development has changed, Breznitz concludes, but it has by no means disappeared. He offers a new way of thinking about state-led rapid-innovation-based industrial development that takes into account the ways production and innovation are now conducted globally. And he offers specific guidelines to help states make advantageous decisions about research and development, relationships with foreign firms and investors, and other critical issues.

Hitchcock and Adaptation

By Mark Osteen
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  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Isbn : 9781442230880
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 316
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This collection of essays examines the various Hitchcock films that were adapted from other sources (short stories, play, and novels). Some of these essays focus on the director’s collaboration with such notable writers as John Steinbeck (Lifeboat), Thornton Wilder (Shadow of a Doubt), and Raymond Chandler (Strangers on a Train), proving not only that Hitchcock knew good writing when he read it, but that he was quite eager to exploit the cultural capital that these writers represented. Other essays discuss to what extent he was faithful (or not) to the source materials, his relationship with screenwriters/adaptors such as Joseph Stefano (Psycho), and what role his wife, Alma Reville played in the development of several screenplays.

A Brief History of American Literature

By Richard Gray
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Isbn : 1444392468
  • Pages : 424
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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A Brief History of American Literature offers students and general readers a concise and up-to-date history of the full range of American writing from its origins until the present day. Represents the only up-to-date concise history of American literature Covers fiction, poetry, drama and non-fiction, as well as looking at other forms of literature including folktales, spirituals, the detective story, the thriller and science fiction Considers how our understanding of American literature has changed over the past twenty years Offers students an abridged version of History of American Literature, a book widely considered the standard survey text Provides an invaluable introduction to the subject for students of American literature, American studies and all those interested in the literature and culture of the United States

The Writing of Nathanael West

By Alistair Wisker
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 9781349208340
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 555
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Hitchcock

By Susan Smith
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Isbn : 9781838716141
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Reads : 618
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Susan Smith's treatment of the works of the most subtle of all film-makers analyses the key elements of suspense, humour and tone across the whole of the director's career. Arguing that all three are central to our viewing experience, the book demonstrates how Hitchcock's masterly integration of those elements is the key to his success as a film-maker. Examining in detail such films as Sabotage, Notorious, Rear Window, Psycho, Shadow of a Doubt, Rope and The Birds, amongst many others, the book discusses the idea of the director as saboteur and the importance of 'the avoidance of cliché' in Hitchcock's narrative.

Decoding Dylan

By Jim Curtis
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Isbn : 9781476636498
  • Pages : 177
  • Category : Music
  • Reads : 276
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Taking readers behind Bob Dylan's familiar image as the enigmatic rebel of the 1960s, this book reveals a different view--that of a careful craftsman and student of the art of songwriting. Drawing on revelations from Dylan's memoir Chronicles and a variety of other sources, the author arrives at a radically new interpretation of his body of work, which revolutionized American music and won him the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2016. Dylan's songs are viewed as collages, ingeniously combining themes and images from American popular culture and European high culture.

Gale Researcher Guide for: Late Modernism and the Fiction of Freaksterism: Nathanael West

By Sonnet Retman
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  • Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Isbn : 9781535849593
  • Pages : 11
  • Category : Study Aids
  • Reads : 256
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Gale Researcher Guide for: Late Modernism and the Fiction of Freaksterism: Nathanael West is selected from Gale's academic platform Gale Researcher. These study guides provide peer-reviewed articles that allow students early success in finding scholarly materials and to gain the confidence and vocabulary needed to pursue deeper research.