Middle Age

  • Filename: middle-age.
  • ISBN: 9780007336609
  • Release Date: 2009-08-01
  • Number of pages: 562
  • Author: Joyce Carol Oates
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK



In Salthill-on-Hudson, everyone is rich, beautiful, and middle aged. But when Adam Berendt, a charismatic, mysterious sculptor dies in a brash act of heroism, shock waves rock the town. Incisive, insightful, and never predictable, this is a uniquely American saga of self-determination and identity from one of the finest writers of contemporary fiction.

The Corsair

  • Filename: the-corsair.
  • ISBN: STANFORD:36105127157431
  • Release Date: 1839
  • Number of pages: 831
  • Author: Nathaniel Parker Willis
  • Publisher:



Middle Age

  • Filename: middle-age.
  • ISBN: 9781846274367
  • Release Date: 2012-03-01
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Author: David Bainbridge
  • Publisher: Portobello Books



David Bainbridge is a vet with a particular interest in evolutionary zoology - and he has just turned forty. As well as the usual concerns about greying hair, failing eyesight and goldfish levels of forgetfulness, he finds himself pondering some bigger questions: have I come to the end of my productive life as a human being? And what I am now for? By looking afresh at the latest research from the fields of anthropology, neuroscience, psychology, and reproductive biology, it seems that the answers are surprisingly, reassuringly encouraging. In clear, engaging and amiable prose, Bainbridge explains the science behind the physical, mental and emotional changes men and women experience between the ages of 40 and 60, and reveals the evolutionary - and personal - benefits of middle age, which is unique to human beings and helps to explain the extraordinary success of our species. Middle Age will change the way you think about mid-life, and help turn the 'crisis' into a cause for celebration.

The Legend of Arthur in the Middle Ages

  • Filename: the-legend-of-arthur-in-the-middle-ages.
  • ISBN: 9780859911320
  • Release Date: 1983
  • Number of pages: 253
  • Author: Armel Hugh Diverres
  • Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd



This volume, a festschrift for Professor A, H. Diverres, has been included in the Arthurian Studies series because it contains highly important new work on the medieval aspects of Arthurian legend, ranging from Rachel Bromwich's essay on the Celtic elements in Arthurian romance and A.O.H Jarman's study of Arthurian allusions in the Black Book of Carmarthen to examinations of the Spanish and French romances of the 15th century. There are five papers on the romances of Chretien de Troyes, including pieces by Tony Hunt, Kenneth Varty and Charles Foulon, two on Welsh and German romances associated with Chretien's work, while other studies are on the Breton lais and on the English romances. In all, this is a wide-ranging and valuable collection, and a welcome addition to the series.

A Companion to Romance

  • Filename: a-companion-to-romance.
  • ISBN: 9780470999165
  • Release Date: 2008-04-15
  • Number of pages: 584
  • Author: Corinne Saunders
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



Romance is a varied and fluid literary genre, notoriously difficult to define. This groundbreaking Companion surveys the many permutations of romance throughout the ages. Considers the literary and historical development of the romance genre from its classical origins to the present day Incorporates discussion of the changing readership of romance and of romance’s special relation to women readers Comprises 30 essays written by leading authorities on different periods and sub-genres Challenges the idea that the appeal of romance is exclusively escapist Draws on a wide range of specific and influential literary examples

Life in the Middle Ages

  • Filename: life-in-the-middle-ages.
  • ISBN: 0521069467
  • Release Date: 1967
  • Number of pages: 435
  • Author: G. G. Coulton
  • Publisher: CUP Archive



Life in the Middle Ages will appeal to readers who want to get behind the generalizations of historians by reference to the raw material. This collection of documents covers a wide field. The topics range form clergy and laity, saints and sinners, to love, battles, pageants and some details of everyday life. The extracts are drawn from documentary material in six languages and the majority were translated for this collection; they represent thirty years' study among all kinds of medieval writings and have been chosen as specially representative of the period. The full collection is now published in two parts. The first encompasses 'Religion, Folklore and Superstition', and 'Chronicles, Science and Art', and the second, 'Men and Manners', and 'Monks, Friars and Nuns'.

Understanding Genre and Medieval Romance

  • Filename: understanding-genre-and-medieval-romance.
  • ISBN: 0754661423
  • Release Date: 2008
  • Number of pages: 205
  • Author: Kevin Sean Whetter
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.



Unique in combining a comprehensive and comparative study of genre with a study of romance, this book constitutes a significant contribution to ongoing critical debates over the definition of romance and the genre and artistry of Malory's Morte Darthur. K.S. Whetter addresses the questions of how exactly romance might be defined and how such an awareness of genre impacts upon both the understanding and reception of the texts in question.

Empire of Magic

  • Filename: empire-of-magic.
  • ISBN: 9780231125277
  • Release Date: 2003
  • Number of pages: 521
  • Author: Geraldine Heng
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press



Divided into two volumes, The Teachings of Modern Christianity on Law, Politics, and Human Nature offers a landmark collection of writings from twenty Christian thinkers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and analyses of their work by leading contemporary religious scholars.With selections from the works of Jacques Maritain, Gustavo Gutiérrez, Dorothy Day, Pope John Paul II, Susan B. Anthony, Karl Barth, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Reinhold Niebuhr, Martin Luther King Jr., Nikolai Berdyaev, Vladimir Lossky, and others, Volume 2 illustrates the different venues, vectors, and sometimes-conflicting visions of what a Christian understanding of law, politics, and society entails. The collection includes works by popes, pastors, nuns, activists, and theologians writing from within the Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox Christian traditions. Addressing racism, totalitarianism, sexism, and other issues, many of the figures in this volume were the victims of church censure, exile, imprisonment, assassination, and death in Nazi concentration camps. These writings amplify the long and diverse tradition of modern Christian social thought and its continuing relevance to contemporary pluralistic societies. The volume speaks to questions regarding the nature and purpose of law and authority, the limits of rule and obedience, the care and nurture of the needy and innocent, the rights and wrongs of war and violence, and the separation of church and state. The historical focus and ecumenical breadth of this collection fills an important scholarly gap and revives the role of Christian social thought in legal and political theory.The first volume of The Teachings of Modern Christianity on Law Politics, and Human Nature includes essays by leading contemporary religious scholars, exploring the ideas, influences, and intellectual and cultural contexts of the figures from this volume.

The Literature of Hope in the Middle Ages and Today

  • Filename: the-literature-of-hope-in-the-middle-ages-and-today.
  • ISBN: 9780786425969
  • Release Date: 2006-03-17
  • Number of pages: 205
  • Author: Flo Keyes
  • Publisher: McFarland



"The romances of the Middle Ages were written in times of social upheaval. In all three genres, the storytellers draw on the same archetypes--the hero, the quest, the transformation. This book explores the connections between the three genres. Analysis re

The Scribner Anthology of Contemporary Short Fiction

  • Filename: the-scribner-anthology-of-contemporary-short-fiction.
  • ISBN: 9781476727363
  • Release Date: 2012-11-27
  • Number of pages: 672
  • Author: Michael Martone
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



Fifty remarkable short stories from a range of contemporary fiction authors including Junot Diaz, Amy Tan, Jamaica Kincaid, Jhumpa Lahiri, and more, selected from a survey of more than five hundred English professors, short story writers, and novelists. Contributors include Russell Banks, Donald Barthelme, Rick Bass, Richard Bausch, Charles Baxter, Amy Bloom, T.C. Boyle, Kevin Brockmeier, Robert Olen Butler, Sandra Cisneros, Peter Ho Davies, Janet Desaulniers, Junot Diaz, Anthony Doerr, Stuart Dybek, Deborah Eisenberg, Richard Ford, Mary Gaitskill, Dagoberto Gilb, Ron Hansen, A.M. Homes, Mary Hood, Denis Johnson, Edward P. Jones, Thom Jones, Jamaica Kincaid, Jhumpa Lahiri, David Leavitt, Kelly Link, Reginald McKnight, David Means, Susan Minot , Rick Moody, Bharati Mukherjee, Antonya Nelson, Joyce Carol Oates, Tim O’Brien, Daniel Orozco, Julie Orringer, ZZ Packer, Annie Proulx, Stacey Richter, George Saunders, Joan Silber, Leslie Marmon Silko, Susan Sontag, Amy Tan, Melanie Rae Thon, Alice Walker, and Steve Yarbrough.

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