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True Detective

Author: Scott F. Stoddart
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 1498566952
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True Detective: Critical Essays on the HBO Series includes a breadth of scholarly chapters that cross disciplinary boundaries, interrogate a range of topics, and contribute to critical debates surrounding representations of gender, depictions of place, and narrative forms in the HBO series True Detective.

A Cultural History Of Classical Chinese Gardens

Author: Yi Wang
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 1938368304
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Gardens are a type of landscape art created by the hands of human beings. Chinese gardens are not only one of China's traditional cultural treasures, but they are also a unique charm of human cultural heritage. Literati gardens occupy an essential position among Chinese gardens — one of the three major genres of gardens in the world. The reason why literati gardens occupy an important position in classical Chinese gardens, and even in the entire system of traditional Chinese culture and art, lies in their exquisite architecture, exotic flowers and whimsical stones available for the exploration and appreciation of the literati. More significantly, gardens have provided a venue of daily life, academic writings, artistic creation, social gatherings, and other cultural activities for ancient Chinese scholars. Consequently, a wealth of traditional Chinese cultural factors is embedded in the intricate art of landscape architecture. The constant integration and interaction of traditional Chinese culture and gardens have in turn nurtured a unique Chinese garden culture. Chinese gardens are a critical embodiment of Chinese culture, distinctly exemplifying the ancient Chinese patriarchal system, the cosmology, the personality ideal, and other cultural elements. The evolution of the cultural history of Chinese gardens is in harmony with the overall process of the Chinese cultural history. This book describes the major genres, the characteristics, and the formation of classical Chinese gardens — as well as the relationship between classical Chinese gardens and classical Chinese culture and arts — in a more succinct, plain language. The publisher believes that this book will certainly provide the reader with an authentic and comprehensive overview of the Chinese garden culture. Published by SCPG Publishing Corporation and distributed by World Scientific for all markets except China

The Making Of T S Eliot

Author: Joseph Maddrey
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786442719
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"Eliot remains one of the world's most celebrated 20th century poets. He is often cited as an authority on modern art, philosophy, and religion, despite that his words are cited in an overwhelming variety of conflicting contexts. This survey covers the poet's spiritual and intellectual evolution in stages, by trying to see the world as Eliot did"--Provided by publisher.

Chinua Achebe And The Politics Of Narration

Author: Thomas Jay Lynn
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319513311
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This book examines vital intersections of narration, linguistic innovation, and political insight that distinguish Chinua Achebe’s fiction as well as his non-fiction commentaries. Each chapter focuses on a different aspect of these intersections: Achebe’s narrative response to Western authors who have written on Africa, his integration of Igbo folklore, the political implications of writing African literature in English, his use of Nigerian Pidgin, and the Nigerian Civil War. It also addresses the teaching of Achebe’s works. Achebe drew on diverse resources to offer searching psychological and political insights that contribute not only a decidedly African political viewpoint to the modern novel, but also a more inclusive narrative consciousness. Achebe’s adaptations of Igbo oral art are intrinsic to his writing’s political engagement because they assert the integrity and authority of the African voice in a global order defined by colonialism. This book reveals how his work has helped to restructure a global vision of Africa.

Educating For Cosmopolitanism Lessons From Cognitive Science And Literature

Author: M. Bracher
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137390204
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Drawing on developments in cognitive science, Bracher formulates pedagogical strategies for teaching literature in ways that develop students' cognitive capabilities for cosmopolitanism, the pursuit of global equality and justice. Several staple classroom texts, such as Things Fall Apart, provide detailed examples for teaching practices.