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The Infernal City: An Elder Scrolls Novel

The Infernal City: An Elder Scrolls Novel

  • Author: Greg Keyes
  • Publisher: Del Rey
  • ISBN: 9780345516978
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 304
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Four decades after the Oblivion Crisis, Tamriel is threatened anew by an ancient and all-consuming evil. It is Umbriel, a floating city that casts a terrifying shadow–for wherever it falls, people die and rise again. And it is in Umbriel’s shadow that a great adventure begins, and a group of unlikely heroes meet. A legendary prince with a secret. A spy on the trail of a vast conspiracy. A mage obsessed with his desire for revenge. And Annaig, a young girl in whose hands the fate of Tamriel may rest . . . . Based on the award-winning The Elder Scrolls, The Infernal City is the first of two exhilarating novels following events that continue the story from The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, named 2006 Game of the Year. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Elder Scrolls Series

The Elder Scrolls Series

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  • Publisher: PediaPress
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Days of '68 and '69

Days of '68 and '69

  • Author: James Togeas
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 1105681599
  • Category: College stories
  • Page: 405
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Dante: Dante and interpretation

Dante: Dante and interpretation

  • Author: Richard H. Lansing
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 9780415941006
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 414
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This volume is part of a collection of facsimile reprints integrating a wide range of Dante scholarship. It provides knowledge of a full range of fundamental ideas, issues, events and beliefs that characterized the world view of Dante's age.

Cartographic Strategies of Postmodernity

Cartographic Strategies of Postmodernity

The Figure of the Map in Contemporary Theory and Fiction

  • Author: Peta Mitchell
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135913935
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 192
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The last fifty years have witnessed the growing pervasiveness of the figure of the map in critical, theoretical, and fictional discourse. References to mapping and cartography are endemic in poststructuralist theory, and, similarly, geographically and culturally diverse authors of twentieth-century fiction seem fixated upon mapping. While the map metaphor has been employed for centuries to highlight issues of textual representation and epistemology, the map metaphor itself has undergone a transformation in the postmodern era. This metamorphosis draws together poststructuralist conceptualizations of epistemology, textuality, cartography, and metaphor, and signals a shift away from modernist preoccupations with temporality and objectivity to a postmodern pragmatics of spatiality and subjectivity. Cartographic Strategies of Postmodernity charts this metamorphosis of cartographic metaphor, and argues that the ongoing reworking of the map metaphor renders it a formative and performative metaphor of postmodernity.

The Northern Keep

The Northern Keep

  • Author: WILLIAM PRICE JR.
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1465325948
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 516
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Killing the Moonlight

Killing the Moonlight

Modernism in Venice

  • Author: Jennifer Scappettone
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231537743
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 472
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As a city that seems to float between Europe and Asia, removed by a lagoon from the tempos of terra firma, Venice has long seduced the Western imagination. Since the 1797 fall of the Venetian Republic, fantasies about the sinking city have engendered an elaborate series of romantic clichés, provoking conflicting responses: some modern artists and intellectuals embrace the resistance to modernity manifest in Venice's labyrinthine premodern form and temporality, whereas others aspire to modernize by "killing the moonlight" of Venice, in the Futurists' notorious phrase. Spanning the history of literature, art, and architecture—from John Ruskin, Henry James, and Ezra Pound to Manfredo Tafuri, Italo Calvino, Jeanette Winterson, and Robert Coover—Killing the Moonlight tracks the pressures that modernity has placed on the legacy of romantic Venice, and the distinctive strains of aesthetic invention that resulted from the clash. In Venetian incarnations of modernism, the anachronistic urban fabric and vestigial sentiment that both the nation-state of Italy and the historical avant-garde would cast off become incompletely assimilated parts of the new. Killing the Moonlight brings Venice into the geography of modernity as a living city rather than a metaphor for death, and presents the archipelago as a crucible for those seeking to define and transgress the conceptual limits of modernism. In strategic detours from the capitals of modernity, the book redrafts the confines of modernist culture in both geographical and historical terms.

The Cyclopædia, Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature

The Cyclopædia, Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature

  • Author: Abraham Rees
  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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Nothing to Admire

Nothing to Admire

The Politics of Poetic Satire from Dryden to Merrill

  • Author: Christopher Yu
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780198035343
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 232
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Nothing to Admire argues for the persistence of a central tradition of poetic satire in English that extends from Restoration England to present-day America. This tradition is rooted in John Dryden's and Alexander Pope's uses of Augustan metaphor to criticize the abuse of social and political power and to promote an antithetical ideal of satiric authority based on freedom of mind. Because of their commitment to neoclassical conceptions of political virtue, the British Augustans developed a meritocratic cultural ideal grounded in poetic judgment and opposed to the political institutions and practices of their superiors in birth, wealth, and might. Their Augustanism thus gives a political meaning to the Horatian principle of nil admirari. This book calls the resulting outlook cultural liberalism in order to distinguish it from the classical liberal insistence on private property as the basis of political liberty, a conviction that arises within the same general period and often stands in adversarial relation to the Augustan mentality. Dryden and Pope's language of political satire supplies the foundation for the later and more radical liberalisms of Lord Byron, W.H. Auden, and James Merrill, each of whom looks back to the Augustan model for the poetic devices he will use to protest the increasingly conformist culture of mass society. Responding to the banality of this society, the later poets reinvigorate their predecessors' neo-Horatian attitude of skeptical worldliness through iconoclastic comic assaults on the imperial, fascist, heterosexist, and otherwise illiberal impulses of the cultural regimes prevailing during their lifetimes.

Tentacles Longer Than Night

Tentacles Longer Than Night

Horror of Philosophy

  • Author: Eugene Thacker
  • Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
  • ISBN: 1782798889
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 219
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Our contemporary horror stories are written in a world where there seems little faith, lost hope, and no salvation. All that remains is the fragmentary and occasionally lyrical testimony of the human being struggling to confront its lack of reason for being in the vast cosmos. This is the terrain of the horror genre. Eugene Thacker explores this situation in Tentacles Longer Than Night. Extending the ideas presented in his book In The Dust of This Planet, Thacker considers the relationship between philosophy and the horror genre. But instead of taking fiction as the mere illustration of ideas, Thacker reads horror stories as if they themselves were works of philosophy, driven by a speculative urge to question human knowledge and the human-centric view of the world, ultimately leading to the limit of the human - thought undermining itself, in thought. Tentacles Longer Than Night is the third volume of the "horror of philosophy" trilogy, together with the first volume, In The Dust of This Planet, and the second volume, Starry Speculative Corpse.