On "Nineteen Eighty-Four": Orwell and Our Future by Abbott Gleason, Jack Goldsmith, Visit Amazon's Martha C.

By Abbott Gleason, Jack Goldsmith, Visit Amazon's Martha C. Nussbaum Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, Martha C. Nussbaum,

George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four is likely one of the most generally learn books on the planet. For greater than 50 years, it's been considered as a morality story for the potential way forward for smooth society, a destiny regarding not anything lower than extinction of humanity itself. Does Nineteen Eighty-Four stay correct in our new century? The editors of this e-book assembled a unusual team of philosophers, literary experts, political commentators, historians, and attorneys and requested them to take a wide-ranging and uninhibited examine that query. The editors intentionally refrained from Orwell students so that it will name forth a clean and numerous diversity of responses to the key paintings of 1 of the main sturdy literary figures between twentieth-century English writers.

As Nineteen Eighty-Four protagonist Winston Smith has admirers at the correct, within the heart, and at the left, the participants equally signify quite a lot of political, literary, and ethical viewpoints. The chilly conflict that has so usually been associated with Orwell's novel ended with extra of a whimper than a bang, yet many of the problems with problem to him stay alive in a few shape at the present time: censorship, medical surveillance, strength worship, the autonomy of artwork, the which means of democracy, relatives among women and men, and so on. The individuals deliver quite a few insightful and modern views to endure on those questions.

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Virginia Woolf and the Study of Nature by Christina Alt

By Christina Alt

Reflecting the modernist fascination with technology, Virginia Woolf's representations of nature are knowledgeable via a wide-ranging curiosity in modern advancements within the lifestyles sciences. Christina Alt analyses Woolf's responses to disciplines starting from taxonomy and the recent biology of the laboratory to ethology and ecology and illustrates how Woolf drew at the equipment and ambitions of the modern lifestyles sciences to explain her personal literary experiments. during the exam of Woolf's engagement with transferring methods to the research of nature, this paintings covers new floor in Woolf experiences and makes an enormous contribution to the certainty of modernist exchanges among literature and technology.

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An Empire of Air and Water: Uncolonizable Space in the by Siobhan Carroll

By Siobhan Carroll

Planetary areas comparable to the poles, the oceans, the ambience, and subterranean areas captured the British imperial mind's eye. Intangible, inhospitable, or inaccessible, those clean spaces—what Siobhan Carroll calls "atopias"—existed past the limits of identified and inhabited locations. The eighteenth century conceived of those geographic outliers because the average limits of imperial enlargement, yet medical and naval advances within the 19th century created new probabilities to understand and keep an eye on them. This improvement preoccupied British authors, who have been acquainted with seeing atopic areas as otherworldly marvels in fantastical stories. areas that an empire couldn't colonize have been areas that literature may declare, as literary representations of atopias got here to mirror their authors' attitudes towards the expansion of the British Empire in addition to the half they observed literature taking part in in that expansion.

Siobhan Carroll interrogates the function those clean areas performed within the building of British id in the course of an period of unsettling international circulations. reading the poetry of Samuel T. Coleridge and George Gordon Byron and the prose of Sophia Lee, Mary Shelley, and Charles Dickens, in addition to newspaper debts and voyage narratives, she strains the methods Romantic and Victorian writers reconceptualized atopias as threatening or, from time to time, susceptible. those textual explorations of the earth's maximum reaches and mystery depths make clear chronic features of the British worldwide and environmental mind's eye that linger within the twenty-first century.

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John Clare: A Literary Life by Roger Sales (auth.)

By Roger Sales (auth.)

This ebook situates John Clare's lengthy, prolific yet usually badly ignored literary existence in the wider cultural histories of the Regency and prior Victorian sessions. the 1st part considers the development of the Regency peasant-poet and the way Clare played this position on phases similar to the London journal. It additionally seems on the means during which it went out of favor as Regency mentalities have been changed via early Victorian ones. the second one part recreates asylum tradition and areas Clare's performances as Regency boxers and Lord Byron inside this bleak new world.

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With poetry and philosophy : four dialogic studies : by David Miller

By David Miller

Taking its aspect of initiation from the long-standing discussion among poetry and philosophy relating their respective claims to contrasting orders of perception, this ebook tackles matters on the subject of the differing stipulations of data and insights in terms of language and idea imparted by means of glossy poets and philosophers, from Kant and Wordsworth to Adorno and Hardy. The publication attracts on fresh debates in literary idea and philosophy as a way to define a brand new dialogic method for accomplishing comparative feedback and literary historical past. The poets and the philosophers seem lower than configurations of interpreting that produce concerns which are unforeseen, but unusually becoming.

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Persona Non Grata: A Novel of the Roman Empire by Ruth Downie

By Ruth Downie

At lengthy final, Gaius Petreius Ruso and his better half, Tilla, are headed domestic to Gaul. yet with Tilla getting icy greetings from Ruso's relations, a friend having mysteriously drowned at sea, and the complete Ruso loved ones teetering at the fringe of financial disaster, it really is not easy to visualize an unhappier reunion. that's, until eventually Severus, the family's leader creditor, lands up useless, and the genuine hassle begins...

Engrossing, difficult, and-as always-wonderfully comedian, Ruth Downie's most recent is a superb new installment during this impossible to resist series.

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Samuel Johnson, the Ossian Fraud, and the Celtic Revival in by Thomas M. Curley

By Thomas M. Curley

James Macpherson's well-known hoax, publishing his personal poems because the writings of the traditional Scots bard Ossian within the 1760s, is still attention-grabbing to students because the such a lot winning literary fraud in historical past. This research provides the fullest research of his deception thus far, by way of the debate from the perspective of Samuel Johnson. Johnson's dispute with Macpherson used to be an issue with broad implications not just for literature, yet for the rising nationwide identities of the British international locations throughout the Celtic revival. Thomas M. Curley deals a wealth of surely new details, detailing as by no means earlier than Johnson's involvement within the Ossian controversy, his insistence on truth-telling, and his interplay with others within the debate. The appendix reproduces a unprecedented pamphlet opposed to Ossian written with the help of Johnson himself. This booklet may be an immense addition to wisdom approximately either the Ossian controversy and Samuel Johnson. Watch Dr. Curley talk about his newest booklet:

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