Download The Astonishment Tapes: Talks on Poetry and Autobiography by Robin Blaser,Miriam Nichols PDF

By Robin Blaser,Miriam Nichols

Robin Blaser moved from his local Idaho to wait the collage of California, Berkeley, in 1944. whereas there, he built as a poet, explored his homosexuality, engaged in a full of life arts neighborhood, and met fellow tourists and poets Robert Duncan and Jack Spicer. the 3 males turned the founding contributors of the Berkeley center of what's referred to now because the San Francisco Renaissance in New American Poetry.

 

In the corporate of a small crew of associates and writers in 1974, Blaser used to be requested to relate his own tale and to touch upon the Berkeley poetry scene. In twenty autobiographical audiotapes, Blaser talks approximately his early life in Idaho, his time in Berkeley, and his participation within the making of a brand new form of poetry. The Astonishment Tapes is the expertly edited transcript of those recordings via Miriam Nichols, Blaser’ s editor and biographer.

 

In The Astonishment Tapes Blaser reviews greatly at the poetic ideas that he, Duncan, and Spicer labored via, in addition to the diversities and dissonances among the 3 of them. Nichols has edited the transcripts basically minimally, permitting readers to make their very own interpretations of Blaser’ s intentions.

 

Sometimes gossipy, occasionally profound, Blaser bargains his model at the inside of tale of 1 of the main major moments in mid-twentieth century American poetry. The Astonishment Tapes is of substantial worth and curiosity, not just to readers of Blaser, Duncan, and Spicer, but additionally to students of the early postmodern and twentieth-century American poetry.

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Download Symbolsprache und Gesellschaftliche Thematik in ausgewählten by Jan Mesecke PDF

By Jan Mesecke

Magisterarbeit aus dem Jahr 2003 im Fachbereich Amerikanistik - Literatur, be aware: 2,3, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, 24 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, summary: Der Weg, der mich dazu geführt hat, mich nun schon seit Längerem mit Steinbeck auseinander zu setzen, ist recht unkonventioneller Natur. Die Lektüre der Romane von John Steinbeck warfare das Resultat meines Interesses für die italienischen Autoren des Neorealismus. Meine größte Aufmerksamkeit galt dabei insbesondere Cesare Pavese, der während der Kriegsjahre in Europa und in der unmittelbaren Nachkriegszeit in seinen Romanen ein realistisches Bild Italiens wiedergegeben hat und seinen Blick dabei auch auf das literarische Geschehen jenseits des Ozeans gerichtet hat. Diesen Ausblick habe ich aufgegriffen und habe Of Mice and males gelesen.
Liest guy Steinbecks "depression novels", so wendet guy sich geradezu automatisch dem Zeitabschnitt der Geschichte der Vereinigten Staaten zu, in der diese Geschichten spielen. Ein Gefühl, dass guy auf dem richtigen Weg ist, stellt sich ein, wenn guy im Geschichtsatlas "The American state: A heritage of the us" im Kapitel Literature within the melancholy ein Zitat Steinbecks findet, in dem er sich selbst als Partisan bezeichnet. Er schreibe für die "common operating people", genau das additionally, was once ihm die Kritiker seiner Zeit entgegenhielten, nämlich dass er für die Arbeiter Partei ergriff. In jedem Fall sehe ich darin eine Bestätigung der Parallelen zwischen Steinbeck und den zeitgenössischen Schriftstellern der Resistenza in Italien. Wie ich finde, wird damit gleichsam die Thematik seiner "depression novels", mit der ich mich in dieser Arbeit beschäftigen möchte, auf den Punkt gebracht und passend dazu beginnt meine Arbeit mit dem Zitat "I am thoroughly partisan" auf dem Zwischenblatt (Seite II).
Bei kaum einem anderen Autor seiner Epoche spielt sich die Handlung in einer solchen Nähe zu geschichtlichen und gesellschaftlichen Umständen im Amerika der 30er Jahre ab wie bei Steinbeck. Die Rezession in der amerikanischen Wirtschaft, die mit dem schwarzen Donnerstag 1929 an der Wall road einen der schwersten Tage in ihrer Geschichte schrieb, bedeutete für Millionen von amerikanischen Anlegern den destroy. Andere waren von einem Tag auf den anderen ohne Existenz. Die meisten Farmer des Mittleren Westens verloren ihren Besitz und brachen in Hoffnung auf Arbeit mit ihren Familien Richtung Westen auf.

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Download Mary E. Wilkins Freeman (1852-1930): “The Revolt of ‘Mother’ by Johannes Vees PDF

By Johannes Vees

Seminar paper from the yr 2007 within the topic American experiences - Literature, grade: 2,0, Samford collage, direction: American Literature, language: English, summary: HABE Mut, dich deines eigenen Verstandes zu bedienen!” This asserting through German thinker Immanuel Kant, one of many major representatives of the epoch of enlightenment, says: “Have braveness to assist your self together with your personal brain!” it's even more than simply a dogmatic proverb, that are obvious through the truth that it has not just revolutionized humanity’s self assurance in its personal brain in an age while self-reliant psychological job was once a overseas observe, but in addition by way of its timelessness. There’s cause to argue its applicability either in Mary E. Wilkins Freeman’s “The insurrection of ‘Mother’ “, written in 1891, and Sherwood Anderson’s “Winesburg, Ohio”, composed in 1919. although, using self reliant suggestions does quite often merely avail if these are articulated correctly. either works nation that an lack of ability or reluctance to specific oneself respectively leads to a lack of self-determination.

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Download Hey Rub-a-dub-dub; a Book of the Mystery and Wonder and by Dreiser,Theodore PDF

By Dreiser,Theodore

in contrast to another reproductions of vintage texts (1) we've not used OCR(Optical personality Recognition), as this ends up in undesirable caliber books with brought typos. (2) In books the place there are photos akin to graphics, maps, sketches and so forth we've got endeavoured to maintain the standard of those pictures, in order that they symbolize properly the unique artefact. even supposing sometimes there is convinced imperfections with those outdated texts, we consider they should be made on hand for destiny generations to enjoy.

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Download Contested Commonwealths: Essays in American History (Studies by William A. Pencak,John Lax,Ralph J. Crandall PDF

By William A. Pencak,John Lax,Ralph J. Crandall

usa historian William Pencak offers 13 of his essays, written starting in 1976. a few take care of colonial and progressive crowds and groups in Massachusetts - the impressment insurrection of 1747, the preferred uprisings of the 1760s and 1770s, and Shays' uprising. Others learn well known ideology in songs and almanacs, and the idea and behaviour of George Washington, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and the loyalist Peter Oliver. Interpretive essays argue that colonial outage that their participation within the French and Indian struggle went unrecognized by way of the British resulted in the yank Revolution; that progressive monetary notion grew to become smuggling from a vice into the 'natural legislation' of loose exchange; and that targeting the 'Civil War,' and the years 1861 to 1865, ends up in a glorified belief of the nationwide earlier that's larger understood as formed by way of 'An period of Racial Violence' that prolonged from 1854 to not less than 1877.

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Download Kane's Son. Males and Masculinity in 'Alien' by Rebecca Schuster PDF

By Rebecca Schuster

Seminar paper from the yr 2006 within the topic American experiences - tradition and utilized Geography, grade: 1,0, Friedrich-Alexander college Erlangen-Nuremberg, eight entries within the bibliography, language: English, summary: INTRODUCTION

Since Alien first seemed on monitor in 1979, there were many stories approximately it, protecting each conceivable interpretation attainable. there has been a spotlight particularly on gender idea and femininity reviews – essays on a lesbian perspective, the abject mom and great femininity. Even approximately male homoerotic features, evidently with targeted emphasis on Alien³.
Astoundingly sufficient there's some distance much less fabric a couple of male heterosexual method of the movies.
Therefore, my job during this essay might be to examine the Alien videos – with a primary specialize in the unique and the second one half – from a distinct perspective.
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1.1 ALIEN AND THE UNCANNY

Why is it that a few issues scare us, while different issues don't trouble us in any respect? One may well glance and discover a attainable resolution to this question in Sigmund Freud’s treatise at the uncanny.
One element that would assistance is Freud’s assumptions that folks continuously “experience the sensation [of the uncanny] within the optimum measure relating to dying and useless our bodies, to the go back of the useless, and to spirits and ghosts.”
This inspiration turns into very important whilst one takes a better examine the Alien’s physique. H.R. Giger’s production is composed to an excellent a part of (humanlike) bones. The Alien’s chest feels like an exposed human ribcage, whereas the legs glance as though they only encompass muscle groups and veins with the outer pores and skin stripped of (Fig.1).

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2. THE MASCULINE ALIEN

All of the Alien video clips – with a potential exception of Alien Resurrection – are choked with metaphoric photographs. a lot of them are as a result of artist H.R. Giger, who used to be generally answerable for the construction of the overseas planet, spaceships and the Alien itself.
Most of these pictures are sexual connoted allegories. The chair-like building of the alien pilot, for instance, resembles an erect penis.
The related is right for the Alien itself, yet even supposing we discover allegories for either genders through the video clips, many of the theorists who wrote approximately them grasp to the concept, that the international – the alien/Alien – is female.

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Download "You, who disturb my sleep..." - The figure of the mummy in by Desirée Kuthe PDF

By Desirée Kuthe

Seminar paper from the yr 2006 within the topic American experiences - Literature, grade: 1,3, collage of Dortmund (Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik), path: approach all the way down to Egypt's Land, nine entries within the bibliography, language: English, summary: The fascination with previous Egypt, which got here up within the western international after Napoleon’s conquest of Egypt in 1798 and reached a top in nineteenth century the USA, used to be uttered in an enormous volume of novels and tales occupied with Egypt and its symbols. essentially the most very important of those symbols, between pyramids and Pharaohs, is the mother - the human physique, which has ‘survived’ not just centuries yet millenniums.
The curiosity of novelists with Egypt regularly and the mother specifically can have been in its zenith in nineteenth century, however it hasn't ever thoroughly ceased, because the nice number of books approximately mummies lately released shows.
In this paper, Louisa may well Alcott’s “little-known brief tale” (Trafton 2005:126) misplaced in a Pyramid or the Mummy’s Curse, which was once released in 1869, should be in comparison to a singular by way of Anne Rice: the mother or Ramses the Damned, having been released in 1980, yet having selected a surroundings in the beginning of the 20 th century (1914).
This paper desires to exhibit, that during spite of getting been written with 111 years’ time distance, the 2 texts, use a shockingly comparable set of issues and factors to advance their tale. After a quick exploration of the ancient historical past of the 2 texts, i'm going to try and determine and research those parts. The exam of the only reasons will then bring about the query of a basic category of the 2 texts, answering the query if, or if no longer, they belong to the Gothic genre.
This paper also will try and clarify, that whatever the similarity of the set of conventions utilized in the texts, the capacity with which this set has been used fluctuate very much.

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Download Hip Hop and the Media in the USA by Dana Kabbani PDF

By Dana Kabbani

Seminar paper from the 12 months 1999 within the topic American reports - tradition and utilized Geography, grade: 1,0 (A), Humboldt-University of Berlin (American Studies), direction: Transnational American tradition reports, 22 entries within the bibliography, language: English, summary: 1. Introduction:

In the subsequent research the connection and interplay among “Hip Hop and the Media within the united states” could be mentioned. the purpose of this paper is to place hip hop right into a wider framework of media and culture.

Hip hop has triumphantly emerged from the underground to take its position within the mainstream of pop culture. it really is transparent that the pervasive impression of hip hop extends to tv, movie, advertisements, style, the print media, and language itself. even though it has taken virtually two decades to arrive this point of mass publicity, the flow now stands as a multimillion-dollar company and a dominant cultural strength that keeps to develop. to place it really bluntly, hip hop can't be regarded as an self sustaining entity by itself; it needs to be defined in a broader context – a production out of a response with and opposed to present conventions. Hip hop has to be reinvented from second to second, founded round the impossibility of closure – the instant it turns into identifiable, its modes reducible, it dies – yet hip hop’s skill is to reinvent itself continuously. Hip hop is, as Potter places it, “a cultural recycling heart, a social heterolect, a box of contest, even a kind of mental battle” (109).

This paper attempts to make clear the next questions: what's the media’s impression at the background and improvement of hip hop tradition? How are different rap different types handled through the media? Why is authenticity specially attractive to a white viewers and as a result to the most important spending strength? In how a ways are violence, medicines and misogyny very important for the improvement of hip hop tradition, how is the media dealing with those matters? The latter query ends up in the following one: Why is rap, as part of hip hop, the topic of an enduring demand censorship? to reply to this question a few examples should be illustrated.
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Download Das Thema Tod in den Werken von Anne Sexton und Sylvia Plath by Magdalena Jagelke PDF

By Magdalena Jagelke

Magisterarbeit aus dem Jahr 2001 im Fachbereich Amerikanistik - Komparatistik, word: three, Technische Universität Carolo-Wilhelmina zu Braunschweig, 27 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, summary: Sylvia Plaht und Anne Sexton waren zwei amerikanische Dichterinnen des
20. Jahrhunderts, deren Lebenswege wie auch schriftstellerische Arbeiten Ähnlichkeiten aufweisen. Sie haben in ihrer Lyrik Themen aufgegriffen, die hauptsächlich um die Abgründe des Lebens kreisen und mit der Vielfalt des Todes verbunden werden.
Wenn guy in diesem Zusammenhang über den Tod spricht, muß guy auch das Leben berücksichtigen, da in den Werken der Lyrikerinnen beides eng verbunden ist, wobei die abgündigen Aspekte des Lebens eine größere Rolle zu spielen scheinen. In der vorliegenden Arbeit sollen die Darstellungen des Todes in den Gedichten von Anne Sexton und Sylvia Plaht, und in Plaths Roman The Bell Jar analysiert werden, um zu verdeutlichen, wie sie den Tod umschrieben, used to be an ihren Beschreibungen des Todes ähnlich ist, und warum dieses Thema für die Dichterinnen von Bedeutung war.
Sexton und Plaht schrieben über die Unerträglichkeit der Existenz, und über die Faszination des mystischen Unbekannten, zu dem der Tod gehört. In Sextons und Plaths Werken ist der Tod ein häufiges Thema; Sexton legte ihn offen dar, bei Plaht bildet er ein Rätsel. Die Lebensläufe beider Schriftstellerinnen weisen zudem erstaunliche Gemeinsamkeiten auf, used to be traumatische Erlebnisse in der Kindheit anbelangt, und daraus resultierende Schwierigkeiten im Erwachsenenalter. Wenn guy die Biographien von Sexton und Plaht betrachtet, so stellt guy fest, daß Todesfälle in den eigenen Familien einen Einfluß auf die Dichterinnen hatten. Diese Tode wurden auch in ihren Gedichten verarbeitet, wie das in Plaths Daddy der Fall ist, oder in Sextons the reality the lifeless understand.
Anne Sextons Darstellungen des Todes verdeutlichen, daß dieser ein Teil des Lebens ist, die Banalität des Alltags wird hier zum Ausdruck gebracht. Das sinnlose Leben steht hier einem Tod gegenüber, der facettenreich ist, und der auf die Sprecherin der Gedichte eine reizvolle Wirkung hat, als daß sie sich eingehend mit ihm beschäftigt. Die verschiedenen „Gesichter“ des Todes sind auch bei Plaht ein wiederkehrendes Thema. Hier spielt der Suizid eine große Rolle. In dem Roman The Bell Jar wird über den Selbstmordversuch der weiblichen Hauptperson Esther Greenwood berichtet, die sich dem Leben gegenüber auflehnend verhält.

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