Hyperion

Author: Jack Rambler
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781980752318
Format: PDF
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"You are an immortal sentenced to 1000 years of imprisonment. After 200, your prison is forgotten. After 10,000 years, it is rediscovered."One Reddit prompt, a few months of writing, and plenty of creative history later: Hyperion.Tartarus was sealed and the Titans were left, not forgotten but very much unwanted.Now, they are freed.They are in a world that they don't recognize, pursued by gods that seek their power, and very angry. After three thousand years underground they take on the challenge of this new world. In true Titan fashion, they do so head on and with no subtlety.Special thanks to all the Reddit readers who made this possible, the beta readers who made it better, and to every reader for coming along!

VORTEX RISING

Author: MIKE UPTON
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1456792180
Format: PDF, Mobi
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VORTEX RISING This third part of the trilogy again features Mark Watson, who appeared in AMBITIONS END and WINNERS NEVER LOSE, but he is now considerably older than in the first two books; he has been knighted for services to industry; is Chairman of several companues as well as a non-executive director of two Charities. He continues to wheel and deal in the cut throat world of big business, something at which he excels. However, secretly recruited for a top secret project to run alongside his demanding business activities, now for the first time in his career he becomes enmeshed in politics at the highest level as the worlds of Monarchy and Government intermingle and clash. Simultaneously managing the project along with his demanding business roles which involve takeovers and sell-offs, negotiations with Chinese bankers and Russian businessmen the action takes him to America and Russia. At the same time while continuing to cheat on his wife and a succession of girlfriends, Mark needs to draw on all his acumen, tough approach to life and innate desire to succeed as the story builds to its climax.

The Odes of John Keats

Author: Helen Vendler
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674630765
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Argues that Keat's six odes form a sequence, identifies their major themes, and provides detailed interpretations of the poems' philosophy, mythological references, and lyric structures

Romantic Poetry

Author: Angela Esterhammer
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9789027234506
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Romantic Poetry encompasses twenty-seven new essays by prominent scholars on the influences and interrelations among Romantic movements throughout Europe and the Americas. It provides an expansive overview of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century poetry in the European languages. The essays take account of interrelated currents in American, Argentinian, Brazilian, Bulgarian, Canadian, Caribbean, Chilean, Colombian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Irish, Italian, Mexican, Norwegian, Peruvian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, and Uruguayan literature. Contributors adopt different models for comparative study: tracing a theme or motif through several literatures; developing innovative models of transnational influence; studying the role of Romantic poetry in socio-political developments; or focusing on an issue that appears most prominently in one national literature yet is illuminated by the international context. This collaborative volume provides an invaluable resource for students of comparative literature and Romanticism.SPECIAL OFFER: 30% discount for a complete set order (5 vols.).The Romanticism series in the Comparative History of Literatures in European Languages is the result of a remarkable international collaboration. The editorial team coordinated the efforts of over 100 experts from more than two dozen countries to produce five independently conceived, yet interrelated volumes that show not only how Romanticism developed and spread in its principal European homelands and throughout the New World, but also the ways in which the affected literatures in reaction to Romanticism have redefined themselves on into Modernism. A glance at the index of each volume quickly reveals the extraordinary richness of the series' total contents. Romantic Irony sets the broader experimental parameters of comparison by concentrating on the myriad expressions of “irony” as one of the major impulses in the Romantic philosophical and artistic revolution, and by combining cross-cultural and interdisciplinary studies with special attention also to literatures in less widely diffused language streams. Romantic Drama traces creative innovations that deeply altered the understanding of genre at large, fed popular imagination through vehicles like the opera, and laid the foundations for a modernist theater of the absurd. Romantic Poetry demonstrates deep patterns and a sharing of crucial themes of the revolutionary age which underlie the lyrical expression that flourished in so many languages and environments. Nonfictional Romantic Prose assists us in coping with the vast array of writings from the personal and intimate sphere to modes of public discourse, including Romanticism's own self-commentary in theoretical statements on the arts, society, life, the sciences, and more. Nor are the discursive dimensions of imaginative literature neglected in the closing volume, Romantic Prose Fiction, where the basic Romantic themes and story types (the romance, novel, novella, short story, and other narrative forms) are considered throughout Europe and the New World. This enormous realm is seen not just in terms of Romantic theorizing, but in the light of the impact of Romantic ideas and narration on later generations. As an aid to readers, the introduction to Romantic Prose Fiction explains the relationships among the volumes in the series and carries a listing of their tables of contents in an appendix. No other series exists comparable to these volumes which treat the entirety of Romanticism as a cultural happening across the whole breadth of the “Old” and “New” Worlds and thus render a complex picture of European spiritual strivings in the late eighteenth and the nineteenth centuries, a heritage still very close to our age.

Ancient Greek Beliefs

Author: Perry L. Westmoreland
Publisher: LEE AND VANCE PUBLISHING CO
ISBN: 0979324815
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Ancient Greek Beliefs explores the mysteries of the ancient myths and religious beliefs of a great people. The text is divided into three sections, Greek mythology, the ancient Greeks, and conclusions. A brief history and lengthy glossary are included. The book is designed as a basic text for the introduction to ancient Greek mythology and beliefs, and the text muses about the religious lessons we might learn from them. It contains abridged stories of Greek mythology, including the extant Greek plays, and considers portions of the works of the great writers, including Aeschylus, Euripides Hesiod, Homer, Plato, and Sophocles. It opens a comprehensive window into the lives of these great ancient people.

Keats and Philosophy

Author: Shahidha K. Bari
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415888638
Format: PDF, Kindle
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John Keats remains one of the most familiar and beloved of English poets, but has received surprisingly little critical attention in recent years. This study is a fresh contribution to Keats criticism and Romantic scholarship, positioning Keats as a figure of philosophical interest who warrants renewed attention. Exploring Keats's own Romantic accounts of feeling and thinking, this study draws a connection between poetry and the phenomenological branches of modern philosophy. The study takes Keats's poetic evocation of touching hands, wandering feet, beating hearts and breathing bodies as a descriptive elaboration of consciousness and a phenomenological account of experience. The philosophical terms of analysis adopted here challenge the orthodoxies of Keats scholarship, traditionally characterised by the careful historicisation of a limited canon. The philosophical framework of analysis enhances the readings put forward, while Keats's poems, in turn, serve to give fuller expression of those ideas themselves. Using Keats as a particular case, this book also demonstrates the ways in which theory and philosophy supplement literary scholarship.