Popular Chinese Literature and Performing Arts in the People s Republic of China 1949 1979

In The Road of Golden Light, a reader can detect a substantial change in Hao
Ran's use of signs and codes. ... semi-episodic nature, and large casts of
characters—itself constitutes one type of intertextual relationship with traditional
fiction.

Author: Bonnie S. McDougall

Publisher: University of California Press

ISBN: 9780520301917

Category: Literary Criticism

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The essays in this volume constitute an exceptionally broad and inclusive account of Chinese literature and performing arts since 1949. Extending beyond fiction to poetry and drama, and covering song, opera, and film as well, these essays reveal a more lively and varied cultural life than that disclosed by studies confined to fiction and literary politics. Rather than stopping at the assumption that art reflects Party or government policy, the essays uncover the traditional roots of popular literature and performing art by employing literary and artistic methods of analysis. While often lacking in appeal to Western audiences, these popular arts nonetheless have their own artistic validity and convey complex meanings to broadly based Chinese audiences. The materials and analyses presented here have social as well as cultural relevance. Variety and change rather than monolithic uniformity have characterized post-1949 cultural bureaucracies, writers, performers, and audiences. This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1984.

New York Magazine

$5.75. In Bruno's Dream, as in many of her other novels, Iris Murdoch takes
delight in showing the baroque difficulties caused by ... Vain and thoughtless,
egoistic and self-deluded, Miss Murdoch's characters begin either in love with the
wrong people or without ... One step on the road to good works leads Nigel to
another.

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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

The Cangaceiro as a Fictional Character in the Novels of Franklin T vora Rodolfo Te filo and Jos Lins Do R go

FOGO MORTO Fortunately , in the novel Fogo Morto , Lins do Rêgo had already
created a cangaceiro character of far ... is primarily a web of relationships ; the
characters do not develop along single and linear roads of destiny but are , so to
 ...

Author: Cecilia Altuna Cartwright

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89011028768

Category: Brigands and robbers in literature

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The Road to Science Fiction

The skill of the science-fiction author is evidenced in the way he gives his ideas
human form and value. ... The best sciencefiction stories are those that match
manner with matter, story with idea. ... In the science-fiction story, the epiphany
usually is a revelation not of character but of the relationship of man to his
environment, ...

Author: James Gunn

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780810844148

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 349

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Now in Paperback! Between an ancient Roman's trip to the moon and the fantastic tales of H.G. Wells lies a journey through time and space and an awesome evolution in scientific thinking. From Gilgamesh's search for immortality to Lucian's odyssey on the moon; from Jonathan Swift's hilarious satire on scientists in Gulliver's Travels to Mary Shelley's horrifying description of a scientist who has gone too far in Frankenstein from Edgar Allan Poe's balloon trip in the year 2848 to Jules Verne's prophesies of the impact of scientific inventions on future civilization; from Edward Bellamy's utopian escape from the industrial Revolution to H.G. Wells's magnificent story of Earth threatened by an inescapable menace-here are the chief ancestors of the modern science fiction story. For the first time, these and other key works are gathered together in one anthology, complete with revealing commentary on the authors, their eras, and the role each played in establishing what we today recognize as science fiction. The Road to Science Fiction is a six-volume anthology of science fiction that covers the development of science fiction from its earliest prototypes in the Sumerian Gilgamesh and the Greek epics to approximately 1990. Created originally to provide anthologies for use in classes, these volumes have become mass-market sellers as well, since they are not only a source of outstanding stories but also explain what constitutes science fiction, how it developed and the contribution the authors and the stories have made to the evolution of science fiction. Cloth edition previously published in 1979.

The North Dakota Quarterly

If it ' s possible for a writer as good as Jonis Agee to grow even leaner , meaner ,
and narrate even darker devastating truths ... Acts of Love on Indigo Road : New
and Selected Stories is a marvelous compilation spanning a quarter - century of
... The characters in her newest stories are edgier , more desperate , incestuous ...

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Choice

There are both good and exceptional stories in this collection of six . ...
Recommended , especially for libraries principally serving undergraduates , that
great majority of “ initiates ” whose character and dialogue haunt college ...
Scholarly Press , 560 Cook Road , Grosse Pointe , Mich . ... Three critical conflicts
, involving the relationship of art to authority , are documented ; MacLeish's “ The
Irresponsibles ...

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Twentieth century American Science fiction Writers

Robert A. Heinlein conversation with a secondary character , a conversation that
recounts the roads ' history and major problems , Gaines becomes aware of ...
One may view science fiction as a set of laboratory experiments in the
relationship between environment and psychology - if his physical ... However ,
some of the best science fiction takes the environment - psychology relationship
into account .

Author: Gale Cengage

Publisher: Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Company

ISBN: PSU:000010464694

Category: Fiction

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Contains critical/biographical studies of American science-fiction writers who began writing after 1900 and before 1970.

Small Press

... suddenly disappearing into jail or on the road only to turn up again and search
one another out . ” The novel , probably the best account of what it meant to be
Beat in the 1950s , details the relationships of its characters within the context
that ...

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Encyclopedia of Latin America

MADERO , FRANCISCO I. 351 sharp saddle pinched in by a great U curve of the
river below , was discovered by Hiram ... It was reached by an Inca road run
through an incredible wilderness of mountains ; along this road ( which had no ...
Frequently , as in the short stories “ Missa do Galo ” and “ Uns Braços ” or in the
novel Dom Casmurro , the relationship between two characters remains
ambiguous .

Author: Helen Delpar

Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill

ISBN: UTEXAS:059172012610162

Category: Amérique latine - Dictionnaires anglais

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Much Ado About Loving

They’ve done the heavy reading—and the recovering from heartbreak—for you. Now all you need is this book.

Author: Jack Murnighan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451621266

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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“A treat for any book lover, happily mated or cheerfully single” (USA TODAY)—two popular journalists give hilarious relationship advice borrowed from the most famous characters in literature. Finding love should be easier than ever before, given all the freedoms we enjoy. But as it turns out, the more options we have, the more difficult attaining romantic bliss becomes. We wonder: Should we put all our energy into online dating, or hang out in bars to find someone new? Should we settle for a friendship-with-benefits, or refuse to stop looking until we happen upon true love? And if we do manage to achieve the impossible and find a perfect match—soul mate, sexual dynamo, and best buddy all in one—how can we beat the relationship doldrums when they come, as they’re bound to in this hyperactive society? In our quest to reach romantic nirvana, we turn to self-help manuals, magazines, talk shows, friends, relatives, and shrinks. But we’ve overlooked the true font of wisdom: the timeless stories written by great novelists. That’s where Much Ado About Loving comes in. In its pages, two book lovers who are also advice columnists—Maura Kelly and Jack Murnighan—relay the lessons in life and love that they’ve learned from reading more classic novels than your English teacher, while having far more romantic conundrums than all of Jane Austen’s characters combined. They’ve done the heavy reading—and the recovering from heartbreak—for you. Now all you need is this book.

Critical Survey of Long Fiction

Yet though she appears only briefly in this and one other story , June Kashpaw is
a central character in the novel , for she embodies the ... Part 2 of “ The World's
Greatest Fishermen ” introduces many of the other major characters of Love
Medicine , as June's ... is infatuated with Lulu Nanapush , but his affections
swerve unexpectedly when he encounters Marie Lazarre on the road outside her
convent .

Author: Frank Northen Magill

Publisher: Salem PressInc

ISBN: 0893568287

Category: Literary Criticism

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Critical Survey of Long Fiction Ralph Ellison Jamake Highwater

Part 2 of "The World's Greatest Fishermen" introduces many of the other major
characters of Love Medicine, as June's ... Love Medicine then shifts back in time
from 1981, and its thirteen remaining stories proceed in chronological order from
1934 to 1984. ... is infatuated with Lulu Nanapush, but his affections swerve
unexpectedly when he encounters Marie Lazarre on the road outside her
convent.

Author: Carl Edmund Rollyson

Publisher: Salem PressInc

ISBN: 0893568856

Category: Literary Criticism

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Entries cover biographical information, a bibliography of writings, and a critical analysis of each author's longer works of fiction, and address long fiction written in various time periods, countries, and genres.

Contemporary Fiction Writers of the South

Perhaps because many of the short stories also focus on the good old boy in the
pick - up truck , “ 92 Days ” seems a few days too long . ... Joe is the well - known
Larry Brown character now nearing 50 : divorced , he drinks and gambles too
much ; alone , he rides the backroads in an ... understands not only the
environmental implications of his work , but also the consequences of his failed
relationships ...

Author: Joseph M. Flora

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UOM:49015003022077

Category: Literary Criticism

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The extraordinary flowering of Southern literary talent in the early twentieth century has re-emerged in recent decades. The astonishing output of these newer fiction writers, poets, dramatists, and journalists constitutes a phenomenon worthy of being called a Second Southern Literary Renaissance. Retaining the same format as in their acclaimed Fifty Southern Writers before 1900 and Fifty Southern Writers after 1900, editors Joseph M. Flora and Robert Bain have developed two new volumes on contemporary Southern writers. The first, focusing on fiction, comprises forty-nine talented novelists, including such popular figures as Pat Conroy, Gail Godwin, T.R. Pearson, Anne Tyler, and Alice Walker. The forthcoming companion volume will cover primarily poets, playwrights, and essayists. The essays, written by scholars and critics, present in each case a biographical sketch, an analysis of style and themes, an assessment of reviews and scholarship, a chronological list of works, and a bibliography of selected criticism. Collectively, these bio-bibliographical studies clearly demonstrate the state and strength of Southern letters.

The beat generation

Sal is thus a split character , although in On the Road , Kerouac has combined
the parts of a personality divided in The Town and the City ... Sal has earlier
realized that the relationship described in the novel is reaching its crisis : “ It was
probably the pivotal point of our ... he then invents such incidents — he then
combines such events as may best aid him ” to the " outbringing " of this
preconceived effect ...

Author: Zott, Lynn Marie Zott

Publisher:

ISBN: 0787675725

Category: American literature

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The Critic

alysis which turns the world of objects, as described in the pages of a novel, into
stage props in various relationships with the characters; these ... adjective which
is content to measure, situate, limit and define, shows, perhaps, the hard road
towards the new art of the novel. ... in which objects have as important a role as if
they were corpora delicti in a murder story, an atmosphere of great intensity is ...

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Characters and Plots in the Fiction of Ring Lardner

The two discuss movies ; Rita says in California they met movie - actor Harold
Lloyd . ... The Home Coming , the book by Lardner and Edward G . Heeman
about the return of the White Sox and Giants after their 1913 – 1914 world tour ...
a comedy by Anne Nichols ( 1891 – 1966 ) , Abraham Levy , Jewish youth , and
Rosemary Murphy , Irish girl , are in love on New ... Meyer Wolfsheim in The
Great Gatsby ( 1925 ) by Lardner ' s friend F . Scott Fitzgerald * is patterned after
Rothstein ...

Author: Robert L. Gale

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131644218

Category: Fiction

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"Ring Lardner was first and remains one of the best baseball writers. Both characters and their counterparts have entries, as do the plots and details of some 35 stories devoted to baseball. But Lardner was more versatile, writing 92 hard to categorize no

Choices

Told in a flashback after Becky punches Jason, this looks at Becky's relationship
with her cat and her feelings about her family and herself after Whiskers' ...
Descriptions of the characters and events bring strong mental images to the
reader. ... Further search topics: Children — Growth — Fiction, Death — Fiction,
Pets — Fiction, Single Parent Family — Fiction. Perl ... Tag will spend the school
year with his mother and will live on the road with his father on vacations and
some weekends.

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The Relationship Between Illustration and Text in the Novels of Dickens Thackeray Trollope and Hardy

The Native in attendance , bearing a campo stool and the Major ' s greatcoat . ...
can be seen to be a working out in his own and of the thoughts he bad about the
characters he created , and their relationship to the setting he created for them . ...
The letter 16 dated 10 March 1847 . dark plate for Dombey , " On the Road ,

Author: Robert Frederick Kaufman

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:39000003359341

Category: English fiction

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Independent Publisher

One of the collection's major achievements is that it analyzes how men spoil
relationships by scripting women's lives for them . The best Goran's female
characters can do is escape or resort to affairs . Some stories about love end in
misery ...

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Dissertation Abstracts International

As this dissertation indicates , Yezierska ' s stories and novels reflect a rich ,
female experience which transcends any one generation . ... the major role
played by speech or the prohibition against it in defining the world of Yezierska ' s
characters . ... For example , individuals in both societies are often deprived of
experiencing productivity , satisfying relationships ... actualization occurs not at
the poles of poverty and wealth , but in the middle James Dickey ' s journey to a
great circle .

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