Kafka's Novels

Kafka's Novels


Author : Patrick Bridgwater
Publisher : BRILL
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ISBN : 9004484280
Pages : 373 pages
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Kafka's three novels, to be understood as an ever more intricate portrayal of the inner life of one central character (Henry James's 'centre of consciousness'), each reflecting the problems of their self-critical creator, are tantamount to dreams. The hieroglyphic, pictorial language in which they are written is the symbolic language in which dreams and thoughts on the edge of sleep are visualized. Not for nothing did Kafka define his writing as a matter of fantasizing with whole orchestras of [free] associations. Written in a deliberately enhanced hypnagogic state, these novels embody the alternative logic of dreams, with the emphasis on chains of association and verbal bridges between words and word-complexes. The product of many years' preoccupation with its subject, Patrick Bridgwater's new book is an original, chapter-by-chapter study of three extraordinarily detailed novels, of each of which it offers a radically new reading that makes more, and different, sense than any previous reading. In Barthes' terms these fascinating novels are 'unreadable', but the present book shows that, properly read, they are entirely, if ambiguously, readable. Rooted in Kafka's use of language, it consistently explores, in detail, (i) the linguistic implications of the dreamlike nature of his work, (ii) the metaphors he takes literally, and (iii) the ambiguities of so many of the words he chooses to use. In doing so it takes account not only of the secondary meanings of German words and the sometimes dated metaphors of which Kafka, taking them literally, spins his text, but also, where relevant, of Czech and Italian etymology. Split, for ease of reference, into chapters corresponding to the chapters of the novels in the new Originalfassung, the book is aimed at all readers of Kafka with a knowledge of German, for the author shows that Kafka's texts can be understood only in the language in which they were written: because Kafka's meaning is often hidden beneath the surface of the text, conveyed via secondary meanings that are specific to German, any translation is necessarily an Oberflächenübersetzung.


A Study Guide for Maxine Hong Kingston's

A Study Guide for Maxine Hong Kingston's "On Discovery"


Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
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ISBN : 1410354466
Pages : 26 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (41 users)

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Fairytale Love

Fairytale Love


Author : Leanne French
Publisher : BalboaPress
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ISBN : 1452512434
Pages : 236 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (452 users)

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With pessimistic divorce and break-up statistics climbing faster than a magic beanstalk, who doesn't want to believe in happily ever after? Fairytale Love presents a playful yet powerful relationship self-help guide that seeks to help you optimistically unlock the secrets of forever after, using inspirational solutions and accessible advice. Fairytales can awaken your creativity, enliven your imagination, and direct your attention to common human conditions and traits of character. They can also entertain, empower, and inspire you to really look at your own ways of thinking and behaving when faced with struggles and triumph. Relying on the positive psychology provided in Fairytale Love, you can find the keys to single-handedly transform your relationship into a more passionate, resilient one. This guide - reveals eighty-eight successful, love-enriching secrets; - awakens self-care and fosters charming ways of being; - puts you in charge of creating your own fulfilling love story; - delivers uplifting, fun ways to treasure each other; and - offers playful, distinctive strategies that increase respect, reduce beastly debates, and make it possible for you to love happily ever after.


Dramatherapy with Myth and Fairytale

Dramatherapy with Myth and Fairytale


Author : Pat Watts
Publisher : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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ISBN : 0857004387
Pages : 256 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (857 users)

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Myths and fairytales are our rich heritage; a veritable feast of ancient wisdom passed down through the ages in the memorable form of stories. While almost any story will have deep meaning to some individuals, some of the time, this book presents a collection of stories that these maestros of dramatherapy have found to have a powerful effect almost without fail. These are the 'golden' stories of Sesame. The authors introduce the Sesame approach and describe the advantages of using myth and fairy tale as a central theme in a therapy session. The Sesame approach has been found to produce striking results with myriad client groups, including individuals with learning difficulties, offenders in psychiatric settings and children with emotional and behavioural difficulties and adults in mental health care. Dramatherapy with Myth and Fairytale provides a treasure trove of timeless stories that can be adapted and applied to the needs of different client groups and the style of each therapist. It also includes introductory exercises, warm-ups and scene setting suggestions. The book will be an invaluable source of inspiration for dramatherapists and dramatherapy students, creative arts therapists, storytellers, psychotherapists, Jungian psychoanalysts, teachers and play therapists.


Fairy Tales and Feminism

Fairy Tales and Feminism


Author : Donald Haase
Publisher : Wayne State University Press
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ISBN : 9780814330302
Pages : 292 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (33 users)

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Responding to thirty years of feminist fairy-tale scholarship, this book breaks new ground by rethinking important questions, advocating innovative approaches, and introducing woman-centered texts and traditions that have been ignored for too long.


Discovering Stephen King's The Shining

Discovering Stephen King's The Shining


Author : Tony Magistrale
Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
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ISBN : 9781557421333
Pages : 144 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (421 users)

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A survey of criticism on King's book and Kubrick's film adaptation "The Shining."


The Turnip Princess and Other Newly Discovered Fairy Tales

The Turnip Princess and Other Newly Discovered Fairy Tales


Author : Franz Xaver von Schonwerth
Publisher : Penguin
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ISBN : 0698144554
Pages : 288 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (698 users)

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A rare discovery in the world of fairy tales—now for the first time in English Move over, Cinderella: Make way for the Turnip Princess! And for the “Cinderfellas” in these stories, which turn our understanding of gender in fairy tales on its head. With this volume, the holy trinity of fairy tales—the Brothers Grimm, Charles Perrault, and Hans Christian Andersen—becomes a quartet. In the 1850s, Franz Xaver von Schönwerth traversed the forests, lowlands, and mountains of northern Bavaria to record fairy tales, gaining the admiration of even the Brothers Grimm. Most of Schönwerth's work was lost—until a few years ago, when thirty boxes of manu­scripts were uncovered in a German municipal archive. Now, for the first time, Schönwerth's lost fairy tales are available in English. Violent, dark, and full of action, and upending the relationship between damsels in distress and their dragon-slaying heroes, these more than seventy stories bring us closer than ever to the unadorned oral tradition in which fairy tales are rooted, revolutionizing our understanding of a hallowed genre. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.


The Fairy Tale

The Fairy Tale


Author : Steven Swann Jones
Publisher : Psychology Press
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ISBN : 9780415938914
Pages : 180 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (938 users)

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First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


The Fairy-Tale Vanguard

The Fairy-Tale Vanguard


Author : Stijn Praet
Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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ISBN : 1527536548
Pages : 288 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (527 users)

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Ever since its early modern inception as a literary genre unto its own, the fairy tale has frequently provided authors with a textual space in which to reflect on the nature, status and function of their own writing and that of literature in general. At the same time, it has served as an ideal laboratory for exploring and experimenting with the boundaries of literary convention and propriety. While scholarship pertaining to these phenomena has focused primarily on the fairy-tale adaptations and deconstructions of postmodern(ist) writers, this essay collection adopts a more diachronic approach. It offers fairy-tale scholars and students a series of theoretical and literary-historical expositions, as well as case studies on English, French, German, Swedish, Danish, and Romanian texts from the seventeenth to the twenty-first century, by authors as diverse as Marie-Catherine d’Aulnoy, Rikki Ducornet, Hans Christian Andersen and Robert Coover.


Through Lover's Lane

Through Lover's Lane


Author : Elizabeth R. Epperly
Publisher : University of Toronto Press
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ISBN : 0802094600
Pages : 241 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (82 users)

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It might surprise some to know that internationally beloved Canadian writer L.M. Montgomery (1874-1942), author of the Anne of Green Gables series, among other novels, and hundreds of short stories and poems, also fuelled a passion for photography. For forty years, Montgomery photographed her favourite places and people, using many of these photographs to illustrate the hand-written journals she left as a record of her life. Artistically inclined, and possessing a strong visual memory, Montgomery created scenes and settings in her fiction that are closely linked to the carefully composed shapes in her photographs. Elizabeth Rollins Epperly's Through Lover's Lane is the first book to examine Montgomery's photography in any depth; it is also the first study to connect Montgomery's photography with her fiction and other writing. Drawing on the work of Montgomery scholars, as well as theorists such as Susan Sontag, Gaston Bachelard, Roland Barthes, John Berger, and George Lakoff, Epperly connects Montgomery's practice of photography with the writer's metaphors for home and belonging. Epperly examines thirty-five of Montgomery's photographs, demonstrating how they figure in the novelist's life and fiction. She argues that the shapes in Montgomery's favourite place in nature - Lover's Lane in Cavendish P.E.I. - organized Montgomery's other photographs, underpinned her colourful descriptions, and grounded her aesthetics. Through Lover's Lane suggests how an artist creates metaphors that resonate within a single work, echo across a lifetime of writing and photography, and inspire readers and viewers across cultures and time.


The Blue Fairytale Book

The Blue Fairytale Book


Author : Demelza Carlton
Publisher : Lost Plot Press
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Pages : 665 pages
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A wounded soldier, a mermaid seeking redemption, a princess trying to save her people, a maiden warrior, and a princess who refuses to be a prize. Five medieval fantasy romances from USA Today Bestselling Author Demelza Carlton that will sweep you away to a land of castles, quests and kings where fairytales can come true. This collection includes: Revel: Twelve Dancing Princesses Retold Silence: Little Mermaid Retold Awaken: Sleeping Beauty Retold Embellish: Brave Little Tailor Retold Appease: Princess and the Pea Retold


Be Your Own Fairytale

Be Your Own Fairytale


Author : Alison Davies
Publisher : Duncan Baird Publishers
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ISBN : 1780288875
Pages : 116 pages
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We first engage with fairy tales in childhood and they never leave us. Characters such as the transformational Sleeping Beauty, the 'rescuer' Prince Charming and the scary, shapeshifting wolf in Little Red Riding Hood are embedded deep in our imagination and conjure up feelings that we all can identify with on some level. Through these fabulous stories we can access the latent power that lies within us, and finally gain the confidence and self-understanding we need to break those bad habits, overcome those life-path obstacles and emerge from the chrysalis to make our mark in the world. Working with fairy tales can be as easy as aligning to a character in a tale and then putting a positive spin on it. The simple act of 'making it real', by living out the story in your mind, can change the way you think and behave. Alison Davies offers a whole host of tips and practical exercises for working with the symbols, characters and plotlines in fairy tales. These include storyboarding your own fairy tale to boost your creativity, devising a quest to build energy and confidence, identifying your inner hero to help with problem solving and learning how to be your own fairy godmother in order to bring the changes you want into your life!


Forbidden Fairytale: City of Trinafin

Forbidden Fairytale: City of Trinafin


Author : Yanet Platt
Publisher : Lulu.com
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ISBN : 0359050476
Pages : 254 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (359 users)

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The fairy Azalea discovers that her adopted father, the king of Whisperia, wants her to marry Prince Cethios. Frustrated, on the day of the ball, where she was supposed to be introduced as the one to wed Prince Cethios, she escapes. She runs away to find an adventure and perhaps even discover something about her true identity. Azalea embarks on a path that leads her to find more than just dragons, she finds love with an elf. Is this new love more than just a forbidden one? But of course, her past catches up with her as Prince Cethios declares war on the elves. As she too joins the fight, she must face her past with courage and strength to survive.


Düsseldorf entdecken. Discover Düsseldorf

Düsseldorf entdecken. Discover Düsseldorf


Author : Thomas Bethge
Publisher : Sutton Verlag GmbH
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ISBN : 3866809727
Pages : 81 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (866 users)

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Daily Discoveries for JANUARY

Daily Discoveries for JANUARY


Author : Elizabeth Cole Midgley
Publisher : Lorenz Educational Press
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ISBN : 1573104663
Pages : 196 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (573 users)

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Provides language arts, social studies, writing, math, science, health, music, drama, physical fitness, and art activities for use in kindergarten through sixth grade classes which celebrate the month of January. Includes lists of books and bulletin board ideas.


Discovering Genres: Fantasy & Folktales

Discovering Genres: Fantasy & Folktales


Author : Susan Mackey Collins
Publisher : Teacher Created Resources
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ISBN : 1420690493
Pages : 178 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (42 users)

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By discovering the uniqueness of each literary genre, students can better appreciate and comprehend what they read. Lessons help students recognize each genre, develop vocabulary, learn reading strategies, practice writing skills, make grammar connections, use graphic organizers, assess what they have learned, and complete culminating projects.


Fairy Tale

Fairy Tale


Author : Ian Wood
Publisher : Ian Wood
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Pages : 189 pages
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When high-schooler Colleen Gael walks through the fronds of a willow tree, she doesn't expect to end up in Talamhsióga, home of fairies, fauns, gnomes, lupracans, pixies, selkies, trills, urisks, and others. Nor does she expect herself to be caught up in a war that's been brewing between the Orkestrels and the tyrant King Stephen. None of these people are what Colleen expected from reading fantasy stories. They're alien folks who are hard to tell apart and it's even harder to divine their motives. All Colleen wants to do is get back home and when a fairy named Hexandria seems to befriend her, she thinks she might find her path, but Hexandria has an entirely different plan for Colleen. There's no handsome prince to save her here. Can Colleen's active imagination, her sense of humor, and her good nature undermine the evil that's been spreading for decades in Talamhsióga? Or will she be trapped forever, another victim of intolerance and paranoia?