Death and Dying

Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 0791097994
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Examines death and dying in literary works ranging from the poetry of Emily Dickinson to Elie Wiesel's "Night."

The Taboo

Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438131054
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Historically, exploration and colonization have been linked in troubling ways. This new volume discussesthe roles of exploration and colonization in Heart of Darkness, The Iliad, One Hundred Years of Solitude, Things Fall Apart, Wide Sargasso Sea, and other literary works. Featuring original essays and excerpts from previously published critical analyses, this addition to the Bloom's Literary Themes series gives students valuable insight into the title's subject theme.

Death Representations in Literature

Author: Adriana Teodorescu
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443872989
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If the academic field of death studies is a prosperous one, there still seems to be a level of mistrust concerning the capacity of literature to provide socially relevant information about death and to help improve the anthropological understanding of how culture is shaped by the human condition of mortality. Furthermore, the relationship between literature and death tends to be trivialized, in the sense that death representations are interpreted in an over-aestheticized manner. As such, this approach has a propensity to consider death in literature to be significant only for literary studies, and gives rise to certain persistent clichés, such as the power of literature to annihilate death. This volume overcomes such stereotypes, and reveals the great potential of literary studies to provide fresh and accurate ways of interrogating death as a steady and unavoidable human reality and as an ever-continuing socio-cultural construction. The volume brings together researchers from various countries – the USA, the UK, France, Poland, New Zealand, Canada, India, Germany, Greece, and Romania – with different academic backgrounds in fields as diverse as literature, art history, social studies, criminology, musicology, and cultural studies, and provides answers to questions such as: What are the features of death representations in certain literary genres? Is it possible to speak of an homogeneous vision of death in the case of some literary movements? How do writers perceive, imagine, and describe their death through their personal diaries, or how do they metabolize the death of the “significant others” through their writings? To what extent does the literary representation of death refer to the extra-fictional, socio-historically constructed “Death”? Is it moral to represent death in children’s literature? What are the differences and similarities between representing death in literature and death representations in other connected fields? Are metaphors and literary representations of death forms of death denial, or, on the contrary, a more insightful way of capturing the meaning of death?

Rebirth and Renewal

Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 0791098052
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Discusses the themes of rebirth and renewal throughout world literature, citing examples from Virgil, Shakespeare, Dante, Dickens, and Chaucer.

Enslavement and Emancipation

Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1604134410
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Historically, exploration and colonization have been linked in troubling ways. This new volume discussesthe roles of exploration and colonization in Heart of Darkness, The Iliad, One Hundred Years of Solitude, Things Fall Apart, Wide Sargasso Sea, and other literary works. Featuring original essays and excerpts from previously published critical analyses, this addition to the Bloom's Literary Themes series gives students valuable insight into the title's subject theme.

The American Dream

Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438125607
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Provides an examination of the American dream in classic literary works.

Civil Disobedience

Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1604134399
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Historically, exploration and colonization have been linked in troubling ways. This new volume discussesthe roles of exploration and colonization in Heart of Darkness, The Iliad, One Hundred Years of Solitude, Things Fall Apart, Wide Sargasso Sea, and other literary works. Featuring original essays and excerpts from previously published critical analyses, this addition to the Bloom's Literary Themes series gives students valuable insight into the title's subject theme.

Rebirth and Renewal

Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 0791098052
Format: PDF
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Discusses the themes of rebirth and renewal throughout world literature, citing examples from Virgil, Shakespeare, Dante, Dickens, and Chaucer.

Enslavement and Emancipation

Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1604134410
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Historically, exploration and colonization have been linked in troubling ways. This new volume discussesthe roles of exploration and colonization in Heart of Darkness, The Iliad, One Hundred Years of Solitude, Things Fall Apart, Wide Sargasso Sea, and other literary works. Featuring original essays and excerpts from previously published critical analyses, this addition to the Bloom's Literary Themes series gives students valuable insight into the title's subject theme.

The Grotesque

Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 0791098028
Format: PDF
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Explores the literary theme of the grotesque in twenty essays exploring works of authors as varied as Aristophanes, Nikolai Gogol, Edgar Allan Poe, and Flannery O'Connor.