Category: Asian American Literature

Download The Quik!Stop Stories by Philip Edwards PDF

By Philip Edwards

This choice of brief tales function the adventures of Pete Evans and the buddies and buddies he interacts with. Pete is a retired engineer from the town who, uninspired by way of the lifetime of a rustic gentleman, has ventured into the neighborhood fuel station/convenience store/diner be aware of because the Quik!Stop. right here he encounters characters of every kind, and turns into concerned about their lives--sometimes greater than he intends to.

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Download Flash Wisdom: A Curated Collection of Mind-Blowing, by Russ Kick,Russ Kick PDF

By Russ Kick,Russ Kick

The correct citation can swap your existence. That compressed idea--expressed in precisely a number of phrases, a sentence or two--can shift your pondering, set off an epiphany, regulate your means of seeing the area. The wisest, so much skilled, and such a lot considerate humans in heritage have left us those little thought-bombs. And this e-book collects them: fabulous, jolting, discomforting, and comforting insights into dwelling an entire, unbridled existence, wondering authority and fact, in relation to fellow people, growing, risking, loving, dwelling with uncertainty, and staying sane in an insane world.

Poets, philosophers, scientists, musicians, artists, presidents, mystics, activists, teachers, and others rub shoulders, giving us the good thing about their genuinely-earned knowledge, breakthroughs, breakdowns, undesirable offerings, unexpected illuminations, and lightning wit. Sharing a few of life's most crucial classes are William Blake and Bruce Lee, Abraham Lincoln and Lorrie Moore, Fyodor Dostoevsky and Terence McKenna, René Magritte and St. Teresa of Avila, Zelda Fitzgerald and James Baldwin, and 1000's more.

smartly prepared into themes we ask yourself about, Flash Wisdom's rousing insights and tough concepts will entice a person who's looking out, an individual who does not slot in, somebody who questions the way in which issues are...which is to claim, all of us


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Download Mary Elizabeth Braddon's "Lady Audley's Secret" and "Aurora by Eveline Podgorski PDF

By Eveline Podgorski

Seminar paper from the yr 2006 within the topic American reports - Literature, grade: 2,3, college of Paderborn, path: nineteenth century sensation novels, 18 entries within the bibliography, language: English, summary: within the context of the Hauptseminar “19th century sensation novels” we appeared – between different texts – at assorted sensation novels, one in all them being Mary Elizabeth Braddon’s “Lady Audley’s Secret”, a sensation novel released in 1862. the feeling novel is a phenomenon originating within the 1860s and was once typically written for a very good public. the purpose was once to rouse an severe in addition to fairly stunning reaction and powerful emotions through facing matters like secret contained in the household sphere. the feeling novel additionally went opposed to universal criteria and taboos touching on type barriers and the gender roles with really no ethical or didactic objective.
This time period paper doesn't in simple terms care for the radical “Lady Audley’s mystery” as a sensation novel yet examines it - including Braddon’s different novel “Aurora Floyd” - within the context of Victorian Femininity. to begin with, i'm going to supply a brief evaluation of the ancient history of the so-called “Victorian period” and a extra specified view of “Victorian Femininity”. because the concentration of this time period paper is on femininity and the position of girls, i cannot move extra into economics and growth throughout the “Victorian Era”, yet painting political occasions that have been vital for girls at the moment. this is often through an outline of the function of nineteenth century girls within the household and public sphere, in addition to an perception into schooling and paintings. for this reason, the improvement of this gender position all through this time is cited in terms of an essay by means of Eliza Lynn Linton referred to as “The woman of the Period”.
Secondly, a quick assessment over Mary Elizabeth Braddon’s lifestyles and paintings is gifted and mirrored for it is vitally unusual for the Victorian period during which she lived. Afterwards the plots of the 2 novels “Lady Audley’s mystery” and “Aurora Floyd” are offered and analysed in regard to conventional good points of the detective novel and the assumption of puzzle within the novel. The precis of the 2 novels additionally serves as a heritage for extra exam of the most protagonists, which, at the one hand, happens afterward in bankruptcy 4.2 and 5.2 and, nevertheless, in bankruptcy 6 the place the characters should be in comparison and mirrored within the context of Victorian Femininity. The time period paper is concluded through a precis and a bibliography.

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Download Edgar Allan Poe’s Apocalyptic Vision in “The Conqueror Worm“ by Nadine Esser PDF

By Nadine Esser

Seminar paper from the 12 months 2009 within the topic American reviews - Literature, grade: 2,3, RWTH Aachen college, language: English, summary: “Themes of break and apocalypse accentuate in numerous poems of the 1840’s” and as one of many this present day such a lot authorized writers of that point, Edgar Allan Poe’s poetry is unquestionably worthy being investigated during this regard.
In this paper i would like to enquire the apocalyptic imaginative and prescient in Edgar Allan Poe’s poems “The Conqueror Worm”, released in 1843, and “The urban within the Sea”, in its ultimate model from the 12 months 1845. I even have to say that i'll research “The Conqueror bug” as a poem by itself and never in reference to the story Ligeia, into which the poem was once later (1845) proven. i've got additionally made up our minds to paintings with the five-stanza model of “The urban within the Sea”, against a commonly unfold opinion that the poem should still purely include 4 stanzas .
For an research fascinated with this subject, it should be made transparent what I comprehend while i take advantage of the time period apocalyptic. consequently the paper starts off with an try to outline the time period nearly as good as attainable. Afterwards i will supply an intensive research of “The Conqueror trojan horse” first, after which i'll learn “The urban within the Sea”. The analyses are going to incorporate interpretations based on the apocalyptic imaginative and prescient within the poems.
At the tip of the paper i'll provide a brief precis including crucial results of the analyses.

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Download Seven Plays of Koffi Kwahulé: In and Out of Africa (African by Judith G. Miller,Chantal Bilodeau PDF

By Judith G. Miller,Chantal Bilodeau

The paintings of well known Ivoirian playwright Koffi Kwahulé has been translated into a few 15 languages and is played frequently all through Europe, Africa, and the Americas. For the 1st time, Seven performs of Koffi Kwahulé: out and in of Africa makes to be had to an Anglophone viewers the very best and such a lot consultant performs by means of considered one of Francophone Africa’s so much complete dwelling playwrights.

Kwahulé’s theater delves into either the horror of civil struggle in Africa and the diasporic event of peoples of African starting place residing in Europe and the “New World.” From the break up realization of the protagonist and rape sufferer in Jaz to the careless buffoonery of mercenaries in Brewery, Kwahulé’s characters communicate in riffs and refrains that resonate with the improvisational pulse of jazz tune. He confronts us with a violent international that represents the wear performed to Africa and asks us, via exaggeration and surreal touches, to check the truth of an ever-expanding community of worldwide migrants. His performs converse to the modern kingdom of humanity, being affected by exile, poverty, capitalist greed, collusion, and worry of “the other”—however that “other” will get defined.

Judith G. Miller’s introductory essay situates Kwahulé between his postcolonial contemporaries. brief introductory essays to every play, observed via creation images, contextualize attainable methods to Kwahulé’s frequently enigmatic paintings. Anglophone theater students and theater pros desirous to interact with modern theater past their borders, fairly by way of what so-called minority theater artists from different nations are developing, will welcome this vital assortment. scholars and students of African stories and of worldwide French experiences also will locate this paintings fascinating and challenging.

 

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Download Thinking in Indian: A John Mohawk Reader by José Barreiro PDF

By José Barreiro

those essays, produced and released over thirty years, are prescient within the prophetic culture but present. They mirror constant engagement in local concerns and convey a profoundly indigenous research of contemporary life. Sovereignty, cultural roots and global view, land and treaty rights, globalization, non secular formulations and primary human knowledge coalesce to supply a surely indigenous standpoint on present events.

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Download "You, who disturb my sleep..." - The figure of the mummy in by Desirée Kuthe PDF

By Desirée Kuthe

Seminar paper from the 12 months 2006 within the topic American reports - Literature, grade: 1,3, college of Dortmund (Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik), path: approach all the way down to Egypt's Land, nine entries within the bibliography, language: English, summary: The fascination with outdated Egypt, which got here up within the western global after Napoleon’s conquest of Egypt in 1798 and reached a height in nineteenth century the United States, used to be uttered in an enormous quantity of novels and tales fascinated by Egypt and its symbols. the most very important of those symbols, between pyramids and Pharaohs, is the mum - the human physique, which has ‘survived’ not just centuries yet millenniums.
The curiosity of novelists with Egypt usually and the mum specifically could have been in its zenith in nineteenth century, however it hasn't ever thoroughly ceased, because the nice number of books approximately mummies lately released shows.
In this paper, Louisa could Alcott’s “little-known brief tale” (Trafton 2005:126) misplaced in a Pyramid or the Mummy’s Curse, which was once released in 1869, may be in comparison to a singular via Anne Rice: the mother or Ramses the Damned, having been released in 1980, yet having selected a surroundings in the beginning of the 20 th century (1914).
This paper desires to convey, that during spite of getting been written with 111 years’ time distance, the 2 texts, use an incredibly comparable set of issues and factors to improve their tale. After a quick exploration of the ancient heritage of the 2 texts, i'm going to try and determine and study those components. The exam of the one explanations will then result in the query of a basic class of the 2 texts, answering the query if, or if no longer, they belong to the Gothic genre.
This paper also will try and clarify, that whatever the similarity of the set of conventions utilized in the texts, the potential with which this set has been used range very much.

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Download Einfluss des Transzendentalismus auf die heutige Musikszene. by Daniel Schroeder PDF

By Daniel Schroeder

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2011 im Fachbereich Amerikanistik - Kultur und Landeskunde, be aware: 1,5, Universität Rostock (Institut für Anglistik/Amerikanistik), Veranstaltung: Transcendentalism, Sprache: Deutsch, summary: In dieser Arbeit wird der tune „I have a dream“ des Rappers universal analysiert und auf Einflüsse des Transzendentalismus untersucht. Das Ziel ist es, zu verdeutlichen, inwiefern transzendentalistische Aussagen in der Lyrik des genannten Musikstücks zu erkennen sind und ob das Einbauen der Weltansichten der neuidealistischen Bewegung bewusst oder unbewusst geschah, um den Bezug des Rappers zum Transzendentalismus aufzuzeigen.

Da es sehr viele einflussreiche Autoren des Transzendentalismus gab, wird in dieser Arbeit nur Henry David Thoreau fokussiert, weil es bekannt ist, dass der Freiheitskämpfer Martin Luther King von ihm beeinflusst battle, und dieser im tune von universal zitiert wird. Die Frage ist additionally, wie sich Thoreaus Ansichten in „I have a dream“ widerspiegeln und wodurch das im 21. Jahrhundert motiviert sein kann.

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