Reading the World

Reading the World

Author: Dianne C. Luce

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 1570038244

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 314

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In Reading the World Dianne C. Luce explores the historical and philosophical contexts of Cormac McCarthy's early works crafted during his Tennessee period from 1959 to 1979 to demonstrate how McCarthy integrates literary realism with the imagery and myths of Platonic, gnostic, and existentialist philosophies to create his unique vision of the world. Luce begins with a substantial treatment of the east Tennessee context from which McCarthy's fiction emerges, sketching an Appalachian culture and environment in flux. Against this backdrop Luce examines, novel by novel, McCarthy's distinctive rendering of character through mixed narrative techniques of flashbacks, shifts in vantage point, and dream sequences. Luce shows how McCarthy's fragmented narration and lyrical style combine to create a rich portrayal of the philosophical and religious elements at play in human consciousness as it confronts a world rife with isolation and violence.
Reading the World
Language: en
Pages: 314
Authors: Dianne C. Luce
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

In Reading the World Dianne C. Luce explores the historical and philosophical contexts of Cormac McCarthy's early works crafted during his Tennessee period from 1959 to 1979 to demonstrate how McCarthy integrates literary realism with the imagery and myths of Platonic, gnostic, and existentialist philosophies to create his unique vision
Reading the World
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Ann Morgan
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-02-05 - Publisher: Random House

In 2012, the world arrived in London for the Olympics...and Ann Morgan went out to meet it. She read her way around all the globe’s 196 independent countries (plus one extra), sampling one book from every nation. It wasn't easy. Many languages have next to nothing translated into English; there
Reading the World
Language: en
Pages: 446
Authors: Mary Franklin-Brown
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-09 - Publisher: University of Chicago Press

The thirteenth century saw such a proliferation of new encyclopedic texts that more than one scholar has called it the “century of the encyclopedias.” Variously referred to as a speculum, thesaurus, or imago mundi—the term encyclopedia was not commonly applied to such books until the eighteenth century—these texts were organized
Reading the World's Stories
Language: en
Pages: 300
Authors: Annette Y. Goldsmith, Theo Heras, Susan Corapi
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-08-11 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

Reading the World’s Stories is volume 5 in the Bridges to Understanding series of annotated international youth literature bibliographies sponsored by the United States Board on Books for Young People. USBBY is the United States chapter of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY), a Switzerland-based nonprofit whose
Reading the World with Picture Books
Language: en
Pages: 348
Authors: Nancy J. Polette
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-07-21 - Publisher: ABC-CLIO

This valuable reference guide provides suggestions of picture books set in more than 70 countries in each continent of the world, along with standards-based activities. • Features original booktalk activities and a bibliography of books from around the world that exceeds 400 titles, spanning over 70 countries • Each section