Download E-books Writing Politics in Imperial Rome (Brill's Companions in Classical Studies) PDF

By W.J. Dominik

Roman literature is inherently political within the diverse contexts of its creation and the abiding matters of its subject material. This assortment examines the innovations and strategies of political writing at Rome in a large diversity of literature spanning nearly centuries, differing political platforms, climates, and contexts. It applies a definition of politics that's extra in line with sleek severe methods than has usually been the case in reports of the political literature of classical antiquity. through employing a large choice of significantly expert viewpoints, this quantity bargains the reader not just a protracted view of the abiding options, concepts, and issues of political expression at Rome but additionally many new views on person authors of the early empire and their republican precursors.

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Download E-books A History of Russian Symbolism PDF

By Avril Pyman

This ebook is the 1st special background of the Russian Symbolist circulate, which served because the seedbed of Existentialism and Modernism in Russia. It reassesses the symbolists' achievements within the mild of contemporary learn, concentrating on their literary works. Prose is quoted in English translation and poetry is given within the unique Russian with prose translations. there's a invaluable bibliography of basic assets and an in depth chronological appendix. This booklet will fill a long-felt hole for college kids and lecturers of Russian and comparative literature, symbolism, modernism, and pre-revolutionary Russian tradition.

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Download E-books Don Juan: His Own Version PDF

By Peter Handke

A smooth MASTER'S WRY AND wonderful tackle HISTORY'S BEST-KNOWN LOVER

In Don Juan, Peter Handke bargains his tackle the recognized seducer. Don Juan's story―"his personal version"―is filtered in the course of the awareness of an nameless narrator, a failed innkeeper and chef, into whose solitude Don Juan bursts at some point. On every day of the week that follows, Don Juan describes the adventures he skilled on that very same day every week past. The adventures are erotic, yet Handke's Don Juan is extra pursued than pursuer. What makes his money owed riveting are the striking evocations of locations and folks, and the character of his narration. this can be, especially, a ebook approximately storytelling and its skill to burst the normal limitations of time and house.

In this short and wry quantity, Handke conjures photos and depicts the subtleties of human interplay with an unforgettable vividness. alongside the way in which, he deals a pointy statement on many beneficial properties of up to date life.

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Download E-books Representing East Germany Since Unification: From Colonization to Nostalgia PDF

By Paul Cooke

Whilst the Berlin Wall got here down and the 2 Germanies have been reunited, tradition was once held as much as be one of many keys to nationwide team spirit. mockingly, although, Cooke argues it's the realm of tradition that, from time to time, has such a lot sincerely proven the ongoing divisions among East and West. Taking tradition as extensively outlined, this ebook examines nation memorialization, literature, tv, movie, and the net, to map out the challenging course of German nationwide identification because it struggles to house the legacy of department. Drawing on postcolonial concept, the writer examines the rivalry that the East has been colonized by way of the West, taking a look at how such perceptions have pervaded either east and west German tradition. Cooke additionally discusses the complicated phenomenon of nostalgia for East Germany, as glaring within the contemporary foreign hit movie reliable Bye, Lenin! wealthy intimately and first-hand debts, this ebook provocatively asks how a long way East Germany could be learn this present day as a postcolonial tradition.

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Download E-books Lectures on Computational Fluid Dynamics, Mathematical Physics and Linear Algebra PDF

By Karl E Gustafson

This publication, an outgrowth of the author's unique lecture sequence in Japan in 1995, identifies and describes present effects and concerns in convinced components of computational fluid dynamics, mathematical physics, and linear algebra. striking between those are the author's new thought of numerical rotational liberate for the certainty of right answer catch whilst modelling time-dependent larger Reynolds quantity incompressible flows, the author's primary new viewpoint of wavelets noticeable as stochastic methods, and the author's new conception of antieigenvalues which has created a wholly new view of iterative equipment in computational linear algebra.

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Download E-books Weltschmerz: Pessimism in German Philosophy, 1860-1900 PDF

Weltschmerz is a learn of the pessimism that ruled German philosophy within the moment half the 19th century. Pessimism used to be basically the speculation that lifestyles isn't worthy dwelling. This conception was once brought into German philosophy via Schopenhauer, whose philosophy grew to become highly regarded within the 1860s. Frederick C. Beiser examines the serious and lengthy controversy that arose from Schopenhauer's pessimism, which replaced the time table of philosophy in Germany clear of the common sense of the sciences and towards an exam of the worth of existence. He examines the foremost defenders of pessimism (Philipp Mainlander, Eduard von Hartmann and Julius Bahnsen) and its leader critics, in particular Eugen Duhring and the neo-Kantians. The pessimism dispute of the second one 1/2 the century has been mostly missed in secondary literature and this e-book is a primary try because the Eighties to re-evaluate it and to research the $64000 philosophical concerns raised by way of it. The dispute involved the main basic philosophical factor of all of them: even if existence is worthy living.

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Download E-books Debating German Cultural Identity since 1989 (Studies in German Literature Linguistics and Culture) PDF

The occasions of 1989 and German unification have been seismic ancient moments. even if 1989 looked as if it would characterize a therapeutic of the war-torn heritage of the 20 th century, unification posed the query of German cultural identification afresh. Politicians, historians, writers, filmmakers, architects, and the broader public engaged in 'memory contests' over such questions because the legitimacy of different biographies, West German hegemony, and the normalization of German heritage. This dynamic and contested - and nonetheless ongoing - transformation of German cultural id is the subject of this quantity of latest essays by means of students from the uk, Germany, the USA, and Ireland.It explores German cultural identification in terms of a number disciplines together with heritage, movie experiences, architectural historical past, literary feedback, reminiscence experiences, and anthropology, fending off a homogenized interpretation. Charting the complicated and infrequently contradictory methods of cultural identification formation, the quantity unearths the various responses that proceed to accompany the venture of unification. individuals: Pertti Ahonen, Aleida Assmann, Elizabeth Boa, Peter Fritzsche, Anne Fuchs, Deniz Göktürk, Kathleen James-Chakraborty, Anja ok. Johannsen, Jennifer A. Jordan, Jürgen Paul, Linda Shortt, Andrew J. Webber.

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Download E-books Montaigne's English Journey: Reading the Essays in Shakespeare's Day PDF

By William M. Hamlin

Montaigne's English trip examines the genesis, early readership, and multifaceted effect of John Florio's exuberant translation of Michel de Montaigne's Essays. released in London in 1603, this ebook used to be greatly learn in seventeenth-century England: Shakespeare borrowed from it as he drafted King Lear and The Tempest, and plenty of thousands of English women and men first encountered Montaigne's tolerant outlook and disarming candour in its densely-printed pages. Literary historians have lengthy been interested by the effect of Florio's translation, analysing its contributions to the advance of the English essay and tracing its appropriation within the paintings of Webster, Dryden, and different significant writers. William M. Hamlin, against this, undertakes an exploration of Florio's Montaigne in the overlapping geographical regions of print and manuscript tradition, assessing its significance from the numerous views of its earliest English readers. Drawing on letters, diaries, ordinary books, and hundreds of thousands of marginal annotations inscribed in surviving copies of Florio's quantity, Hamlin deals a entire account of the transmission and reception of Montaigne in seventeenth-century England. specifically he specializes in issues that continuously intrigued Montaigne's English readers: sexuality, marriage, judgment of right and wrong, theatricality, scepticism, self-presentation, the character of knowledge, and the ability of customized. All in all, Hamlin's research constitutes an immense contribution to investigations of literary readership in pre-Enlightenment Europe.

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