Isaac Alb niz

Author: Walter Aaron Clark
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780199250523
Format: PDF, Mobi
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'Clark makes a convincing case for a revision of received opinion in a clear, scholarly but readable narrative that is refreshingly untrendy... Clark's biography has much to recommend it. I particularly enjoyed the depiction of fin-de-siècle European musical life that forms a kind of incidental accompaniment to the main story.' -Tess Knighton, Times Literary SupplementIsaac Albéniz (1860-1909) composed some of the most enduring masterpieces in a Spanish style, works that remain favourites with guitarists, pianists, and music lovers the world over. This is the only biography in English of the fascinatingly complex man behind this music, and it presents much valuable new information about his career as a performer and composer.

Portrait of a Man with Red Hair

Author: Hugh Walpole
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781977628220
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This is Hugh Walpole's most venturesome, most exciting romance. Down to the town of Treliss on the Cornish coast came Harkness, a your American of Puritan cutlture and ideal, there to find the adventure and the love of his life, and pain the like of which he had never dreamed. Here the skill of Walpole turns to a tale of daring, a new expansion of his genius. The power of Fortitude, the bold characterizations of The Cathedral, the wistful quality of The Old Ladies, are combined here with an episode entirely astonishing, and worked out in an atmosphere of sharp suspense.

The Novelist

Author: Howard Fast
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
ISBN: 9780573693311
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Portrait in Fiction of the Romantic Period

Author: Joe Bray
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317019776
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Beginning with the premise that the portrait was undergoing a shift in both form and function during the Romantic age, Joe Bray examines how these changes are reflected in the fiction of writers such as Maria Edgeworth, Jane Austen, Sir Walter Scott, Elizabeth Hamilton and Amelia Opie. Bray considers portraiture in a broad sense as encompassing caricature and the miniature, as well as the classic portraits of Sir Joshua Reynolds and others. He argues that the portrait in fiction often functions not as a transparent index to character or as a means of producing a straightforward likeness, but rather as a cue for misreading and a sign of the slipperiness and subjectivity of interpretation. The book is concerned with more than simply the appearance of portraits in Romantic fiction, however. More broadly, The Portrait in Fiction of the Romantic Period investigates how the language of portraiture pervades the novel in this period and how the two art forms exert mutual stylistic influence on each other.

Encyclopedia of the Romantic Era 1760 1850

Author: Christopher John Murray
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781579584221
Format: PDF
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Review: "Written to stress the crosscurrent of ideas, this cultural encyclopedia provides clearly written and authoritative articles. Thoughts, themes, people, and nations that define the Romantic Era, as well as some frequently overlooked topics, receive their first encyclopedic treatments in 850 signed articles, with bibliographies and coverage of historical antecedents and lingering influences of romanticism. Even casual browsers will discover much to enjoy here."--"The Top 20 Reference Titles of the Year," American Libraries, May 2004.

Portraits of the Insane

Author: Robert Snell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0429917406
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In the early 1820s, in the gloomy aftermath of the 1789 Revolution and the Napoleonic wars, the French Romantic painter Theodore Gericault (1791-1824) made five portraits of patients in an asylum or clinic. No depictions of madness before or since can compare with them for humanity, straightforwardness and immediacy. Why were they painted? For whom? Art-historical ways of accounting for them open up questions about the nature of psychoanalytic interpretation. The portraits challenge us to find responses in ourselves to the face and the embodied mysteries of the other person, and to our own internal (unsconscious, disavowed) otherness: in this sense, Gericault was a "painter-analyst". The challenge could not be more urgent, in our world of suspicion of the stranger, and of the medicalisation of madness. The book sketches the history of this last process, from the Enlightenment through to the Revolution and its public health policies, to the birth of the asylum in its interface with the penal system. But there was also a new medico-philosophical conviction that the mad were never wholly mad, and their suffering and disturbance might best be addressed through relationship and speech. For contemporaries like Stendhal and Hegel, we are all split subjects. The portraits, painted during a period of unprecedented social, cultural and economic transformation, on the threshold of modernity, register a critical moment in the history of psychotherapy and psychiatry, and of the human subject itself. They help us grasp and give proper value to some of the living roots of psychoanalysis.