Textual Vision: Augustan Design and the Invention of 18-Century British Culture [EPUB]

Textual Vision: Augustan Design and the Invention of 18-Century British Culture [EPUB]
Textual Vision: Augustan Design and the Invention of Eighteenth-Century British Culture by Timothy Erwin
2015 | EPUB | 21.15MB

A stylish critique of literary attitudes towards painting, Textual Vision explores the simultaneous rhetorical formation and empirical fragmentation of visual reading in enlightenment Britain. Beginning with an engaging treatment of Pope's Rape of the Lock, Timothy Erwin takes the reader on a guided tour of the pointed allusion, apt illustration, or the subtle appeal to the mind's eye within a wide array of genres and texts, before bringing his linked case studies to a surprising close with the fiction of Jane Austen.

At once carefully researched, theoretically informed and highly imaginative, Textual Vision situates textual vision at the cultural crossroads of ancient pictura-poesis doctrine and modernist aesthetics. It provides reliable interpretive poles for reading enlightenment imagery, offers vivid new readings of familiar works, and promises to invigorate the study of Restoration and eighteenth-century visual culture.

Spanish DeMYSTiFieD, 2nd Edition [EPUB]

Spanish DeMYSTiFieD, 2nd Edition [EPUB]
Spanish DeMYSTiFieD, 2nd Edition by Jenny Petrow
2011 | EPUB | 14.1MB

Spanish DeMYSTiFieD takes the mystery and menace out of learning Spanish by walking you step-by-step through the fundamentals of the language. The book lets you work at your own pace and arms you with the essentials of Spanish grammar in an unintimidating format. You will be able to:

  • Understand basic grammar structures and verb tenses
  • Pronounce Spanish words correctly
  • Build a Spanish vocabulary
  • Communicate with confidence

Inside you will find:

  • Hundreds of brand-new quiz and test questions with answer keys, similar to those used in standardized scholastic exams
  • Chapter-opening objectives that give you insight into what you are going to learn in each step
  • Questions at the end of every chapter that reinforce your learning and pinpoint your weaknesses
  • "Still Struggling?" icons that offer specific recommendations for those difficult subtopics

The Most Beautiful Walk in the World: A Pedestrian in Paris [EPUB]

The Most Beautiful Walk in the World: A Pedestrian in Paris [EPUB]
The Most Beautiful Walk in the World: A Pedestrian in Paris by John Baxter
2011 | EPUB | 10.23MB

Thrust into the unlikely role of professional "literary walking tour" guide, an expat writer provides the most irresistibly witty and revealing tour of Paris in years.

In this enchanting memoir, acclaimed author and long- time Paris resident John Baxter remembers his yearlong experience of giving "literary walking tours" through the city. Baxter sets off with unsuspecting tourists in tow on the trail of Paris's legendary artists and writers of the past. Along the way, he tells the history of Paris through a brilliant cast of characters: the favorite cafés of Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and James Joyce; Pablo Picasso's underground Montmartre haunts; the bustling boulevards of the late-nineteenth-century flâneurs; the secluded "Little Luxembourg" gardens beloved by Gertrude Stein; the alleys where revolutionaries plotted; and finally Baxter's own favorite walk near his home in Saint-Germain-des-Prés.

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