Author: Antoon de Baets
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Makes the first systematic effort to overview the repression of historical thought, providing information on over 130 countries from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.
Author: Suzanne Brøgger
"Suzanne Brogger lives in self-imposed exile in a remote, rundown village called Knudstrup, the locale of her `novel'.... With a kind of Yeatsian radical innocence, Brogger asserts stronger than insight. For the sake of this life she is willing to en
Author: Villy Sørensen
Publisher: Univ of Nebraska Pr
When Tutelary Tales (Formynder-fortællinger) was first published in Denmark in 1964, a reviewer wrote, "If Danish were a global language, I believe Tutelary Tales would rapidly gain a world-wide audience." That is likely to happen now that Paula Hostrup-Jessen has translated into English this collection of striking short stories by Villy Sørensen, whose position as a leading Scandinavian writer was confirmed when he won the 1986 Swedish Academy Prize, know as the "Little Nobel." Unified by the twin themes of the guardian and the ward, of liberation and repression, these stories can be read as "chapters in the history of European psyche," according to Sørensen. From the perspective of an imaginary (but not far from real) present, they project backward through recent, medieval, and ancient history to the origins of evil and project ahead to a future still bound by the spiritual schisms of antiquity. Throughout these twelve tales, Sørensen examines the protective, possessive, and conspiratorial forms guardianship can take, from sadistic displays of power to subtle psychological manipulations. Characters are drawn from history and prehistory — Judas, Nero, the apostle Paul, the Hapsburg Emperor Frederick III — and from the street, office, school, and shop. Showing the influence of Hans Christian Andersen, Kierkegaard, and Kafka, and often symbolic and allegorical, the Tutelary Tales are rich in allusions to the Bible, folk ballads, fairy tales, legends, and mythology.
Author: Walter Sir Scott, 1771-1832
Publisher: Wentworth Press
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Author: Derek Brewer
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
`Brewer brings to his task a full scholarly knowledge of the sources of Chaucerian biography... Of obvious value to students reading Chaucer and to all who read him for pleasure; more advanced scholars will also find in it much to provoke thought and advance understanding.' TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENTChaucer's tales, rich in comedy and pathos, have an immediate appeal; they draw freely and vividly from the romance and colour of the times in which he lived, and his world that of the second half of the 14th century is rich in cultural interest. It was a time of new exploration and new individualism, of peasant revolt and passionate religious dissent, and of a remarkable flowering of the arts. Chaucer lived at thevery centre of the action, and this book follows the stages of his career, illuminating with reference to the art and architecture of the time and through reference to his writings, the physical environment and intellectual climate in which he lived. Reissue: first published 1978. DEREK BREWER was Professor of English Literature emeritus, University of Cambridge.