Terrors Of Uncertainty Routledge Revivals

Author: Joseph Grixti
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317638077
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Terrors Of Uncertainty Routledge Revivals from the Author: Joseph Grixti. From Frankenstein and Dracula to Psycho and The Chainsaw Massacre, horror fiction has provided our culture with some of its most enduring themes and narratives. Considering horror fiction both as a genre and as a social phenomenon, Joseph Grixti provides a theoretical and historical framework for reconsidering horror and the cultural apparatus that surrounds it. First published in 1989, this book looks at shifts in the genre’s meaning – its fascination with excess, its commentaries on the categories and boundaries of culture – and at interpretations of horror from psychology, psychoanalysis, sociology, cultural and media studies. Terrors of Uncertainty brings together a provocative range of perspectives from across the disciplines, which combine to raise important questions about the relationship between fiction and society, and the way in which we use fiction to resolve or evade our fears of uncertainty.

The Wildness Pleases

Author: Christopher Thacker
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317235827
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The Wildness Pleases from the Author: Christopher Thacker. First published in 1983. This book charts the growth of Romanticism from the initial reactions to the authoritarian classicism of Louis XIV, through the ‘codification’ of the Sublime by Burke in the 1750s, to the fascination with mystery, fear and violence which dominated the writing of the late eighteenth century. The origins of the movement are found in the writings of Rousseau and admiration for the ‘noble savage’, the development of the landscape garden, discoveries in the South Seas, new approaches to ‘primitive’ poetry and enthusiasm for gothic art and literature. These attitudes are contrasted with the more classical views of writers like Samuel Johnson.

The Gothic S Gothic Routledge Revivals

Author: Benjamin Franklin Fisher IV
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317206592
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The Gothic S Gothic Routledge Revivals from the Author: Benjamin Franklin Fisher IV. First published in 1988, this book aims to provide keys to the study of Gothicism in British and American literature. It gathers together much material that had not been cited in previous works of this kind and secondary works relevant to literary Gothicism — biographies, memoirs and graphic arts. Part one cites items pertaining to significant authors of Gothic works and part two consists of subject headings, offering information about broad topics that evolve from or that have been linked with Gothicism. Three indexes are also provided to expedite searches for the contents of the entries. This book will be of interest to students of literature.

The Lonely Tower Routledge Revivals

Author: Thomas Rice Henn
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136472274
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The Lonely Tower Routledge Revivals from the Author: Thomas Rice Henn. First published in 1965, this reissue of the second edition of T. R. Henn’s seminal study offers an impressive breadth and depth of meditations on the poetry of W. B. Yeats. His life and influences are discussed at length, from the impact of the Irish Rebellion upon his youth, to his training as a painter, to the influence of folklore, occultism and Indian philosophy on his work. Henn seeks out the many elements of Yeats’ famously complex personality, as well as analysing the dominant symbols of his work, and their ramifications.

Novel And Romance 1700 1800 Routledge Revivals

Author: Ioan Williams
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136823492
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Novel And Romance 1700 1800 Routledge Revivals from the Author: Ioan Williams. The documents collected in this volume, first published in 1970, trace the development of novel criticism during one of the most formative periods in the history of fiction: from 1700-1800.

The Soviet Union Under Gorbachev Routledge Revivals

Author: David A. Dyker
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135018901
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The Soviet Union Under Gorbachev Routledge Revivals from the Author: David A. Dyker. Gorbachev’s accession to General Secretary promised great changes to the Soviet Union and its relationship with the rest of the world. This book, first published in 1987, discusses the problems faced by Gorbachev when he entered office and how he planned to tackle them. Gorbachev was a figure of genuine debate in the mid-1980s, raising doubts from Western specialists regarding his radicalism and ability to reform the Soviet economic system in particular. Here, Dyker and his colleagues assess the changes Gorbachev had already made to consolidate his power base, alongside those that he was proposing to make to agriculture, industry and foreign relations at the time of publication. The book speculates about how Gorbachev might implement his proposed political and economic reforms, what opposition he might encounter and how successful he would be. A fascinating insight into Soviet economic and political policy in the years leading up to the Union’s collapse, this work will be of particular importance to students and academics researching the personality of Gorbachev and the political and economic history of the Soviet Union.

Thebes In The Fifth Century Routledge Revivals

Author: Nancy Demand
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317695372
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Thebes In The Fifth Century Routledge Revivals from the Author: Nancy Demand. In the fifth century BC Thebes, faced with the challenges presented by defeat and disgrace in the Persian Wars – it had sided with the invaders – succeeded not only in regaining its former prominence, but also in laying the groundwork for its hegemony of Greece in the early part of the fourth century. In Thebes in the Fifth Century, first published in 1982, Nancy Demand examines the political and military history of this renowned city, as well as a number of other aspects of Theban culture and society: its physical layout, religious cults, poetry and music, arts, crafts and philosophy. Other topics of special interest include a chapter on Pythagoreanism in Thebes, an appendix on the evidence for the participation of women in Pythagoreanism, and an investigation, extending throughout the book, of the role of women in Theban society.

That Other World

Author: Princess Grace Irish Library. International Conference
Publisher: A Colin Smythe Publication
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That Other World from the Author: Princess Grace Irish Library. International Conference. The traditional folklore tales of Ireland involving the supernatural and the fantastic have had a profound influence on the shaping of the country and on Irish literature. No other country has produced so many famous authors whose work has reflected those influences. These themes were the subject of a symposium held in May 1998 at the Princess Grace Irish Library. The papers from this symposium are published in these two volumes.

Handbook Of Us Middle East Relations

Author: Robert Looney
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135165920
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Handbook Of Us Middle East Relations from the Author: Robert Looney. "The Arab-Israeli conflict has been one of the most protracted and contentious disputes in the Middle East. This wide-ranging textbook examines the diplomatic and historical setting within which the conflict developed, from both the Israeli and Palestinian perspectives, and gives a comprehensive overview of the peace process."--Publisher's website.

War Peace And International Relations

Author: Colin S. Gray
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136588612
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War Peace And International Relations from the Author: Colin S. Gray. War, Peace and International Relations provides an introduction to the strategic history of the past two centuries, showing how those 200 years were shaped and reshaped extensively by war. The book takes a broad view of what was relevant to the causes, courses, and consequences of wars. Written by leading strategist Professor Colin Gray, the book provides students with a good grounding in the contribution of war to the development of the modern world, from the pre-industrial era to the age of international terrorism and smart weapons. This second edition has been thoroughly revised and updated: It is the first one-volume strategic history textbook on the market; It covers all the major wars of the past two centuries; It is up to date and comprehensive, including a new section on the American Civil War, a new chapter on geography and strategy, and completely rewritten chapters on Iraq and Afghanistan in the 2000s and on irregular warfare. This textbook will be essential reading for students of strategic studies, security studies, war studies, international relations and international history.