Hamlet The Undiscovered Country

Author: Steve Roth
Publisher: Open House
ISBN: 9780970470201
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This book reads like a cross between a literary detective novel and a personal conversation with a passionate Shakespeare scholar, unpacking the play that Roth calls the seminal text of the humanist religion. It unveils new realities about the playsome of which have have lain hidden since Shakespeares dayuntangles centuries of commentary and criticism, and delivers the punch lines for a whole raft of Shakespeares remarkably involved in-jokes. Roths scholarship tackles old arguments like Hamlets age (hes sixteen), lays out the intricate time structure thats embedded in the play, and unravels several of the plays endless allusions that so puzzle the will. He depicts a dense, ironic, and multivalent web of political and dramatic tension in Elsinore (plus a great deal of humor), and delivers one ahamoment after another for lovers of the Bards greatest tragedy.

Undiscovered Country

Author: Lin Enger
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780316032704
Size: 11.80 MB
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Unaware that his life is about to change in ways he can't imagine, seventeen-year-old Jesse Matson ventures into the northern Minnesota woods with his father on a cold November afternoon. Perched on individual hunting stands a quarter-mile apart, they wait with their rifles for white-tailed deer. When the muffled crack of a gunshot rings out, Jesse unaccountably knows something is wrong-and he races through the trees to find his dad dead of a rifle wound, apparently self-inflicted. But would easygoing Harold Matson really kill himself? If so, why? Haunted by the ghost of his father, Jesse delves into family secrets, wrestles with questions of justice and retribution, and confronts the nature of his own responsibility. And just when he's decided that he alone must shoulder his family's burden, the beautiful and troubled Christine Montez enters his life, forcing him to reconsider his plans. In spare, elegant prose, Lin Enger tells the story of a young man trying to hold his family together in a world tipped suddenly upside down. Set among pristine lakes and beneath towering pines, Undiscovered Country is at once a bold reinvention of Shakespeare's Hamlet and a hair-bristling story of betrayal, revenge, and the possibilities of forgiveness.

The Undiscovered Country

Author: Eknath Easwaran
Publisher: Nilgiri Press
ISBN: 9780915132836
Size: 15.14 MB
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"Where have I come from? What will happen to me when I die? What is life for? Is death inevitable? Spurred by these great questions, we seek the supreme discovery - our immortality. This is the universal message of mysticism: Complete understanding of our eternal, spiritual nature can be realized while we are here on earth, in this life."

The Undiscovered Country

Author: William Logan
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231509923
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William Logan has been called both the "preeminent poet-critic of his generation" and the "most hated man in American poetry." For more than a quarter century, in the keen-witted and bare-knuckled reviews that have graced the New York Times Book Review, the Times Literary Supplement (London), and other journals, William Logan has delivered razor-sharp assessments of poets present and past. Logan, whom James Wolcott of Vanity Fair has praised as being "the best poetry critic in America," vividly assays the most memorable and most damning features of a poet's work. While his occasionally harsh judgments have raised some eyebrows and caused their share of controversy (a number of poets have offered to do him bodily harm), his readings offer the fresh and provocative perspectives of a passionate and uncompromising critic, unafraid to separate the tin from the gold. The longer essays in The Undiscovered Country explore a variety of poets who have shaped and shadowed contemporary verse, measuring the critical and textual traditions of Shakespeare's sonnets, Whitman's use of the American vernacular, the mystery of Marianne Moore, and Milton's invention of personality, as well as offering a thorough reconsideration of Robert Lowell and a groundbreaking analysis of Sylvia Plath's relationship to her father. Logan's unsparing "verse chronicles" present a survey of the successes and failures of contemporary verse. Neither a poet's tepid use of language nor lackadaisical ideas nor indulgence in grotesque sentimentality escapes this critic's eye. While railing against the blandness of much of today's poetry (and the critics who trumpet mediocre work), Logan also celebrates Paul Muldoon's high comedy, Anne Carson's quirky originality, Seamus Heaney's backward glances, Czeslaw Milosz's indictment of Polish poetry, and much more. Praise for Logan's previous works: Desperate Measures (2002) "When it comes to separating the serious from the fraudulent, the ambitious from the complacent, Logan has consistently shown us what is wheat and what is chaff.... The criticism we remember is neither savage nor mandarin.... There is no one in his generation more likely to write it than William Logan." -- Adam Kirsch, Oxford American Reputations of the Tongue (1999) "Is there today a more stringent, caring reader of American poetry than William Logan? Reputations of the Tongue may, at moments, read harshly. But this edge is one of deeply considered and concerned authority. A poet-critic engages closely with his masters, with his peers, with those whom he regards as falling short. This collection is an adventure of sensibility." -- George Steiner "William Logan's critical bedevilments-as well as his celebrations-are indispensable." -- Bill Marx, Boston Globe All the Rage (1998) "William Logan's reviews are malpractice suits." -- Dennis O'Driscoll, Verse "William Logan is the best practical critic around." -- Christian Wiman, Poetry

Heaven The Undiscovered Country

Author: Ron Rhodes
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 9781592442102
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Every person who has ever lived has wondered about that place beyond mortality--Shakespeare called it the undiscovered country. People have longed to uncover the secrets that shroud death and the afterlife. . .asking questions such as: ¥What actually happens at the moment of death? ¥Will we know our loved ones in heaven? ¥What will we do in eternity? ¥What happens to babies and toddlers when they die? ¥Will we interact with the angels in heaven? Because God wrote the Bible for the sole purpose of helping men and women prepare for eternity, there's no better place to go for trustworthy answers. Bible expert Ron Rhodes takes us to the Scripture to provide an incredibly clear and inspirational picture of the next life. Explore the wonder of heaven and the afterlife. Anticipate what is to come on the other side of eternity. . .in 'Heaven: The Undiscovered Country'.

The Undiscovered Country

Author: Russell Ferguson
Publisher: Hammer Museum
ISBN: UOM:39015058778666
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For painters faced with the metaphorical death of painting, the way forward has indeed been puzzling. nevertheless, the territory continues to be explored. As Luc Tuymans put it, "Painting is a way of thinking and constitutes an enormous archetypal pattern which artists constantly fall back upon." Through 84 stunning reproductions, The Undiscovered Countryaddresses the ability of painting to tackle issues of representation now that, in the broader culture, the representational function is occupied almost exclusively by photography. Chronogical, it begins in the 1960s with paintings by John Baldessari, Fairfield Porter, Gerhard Richter and others, which range in approach from painterly to conceptual. The argument continues with figurative painting from the 1970s by Philip Guston, and proceeds via influential paintings of the 1980s and 1990s by Thomas Lawson, Kerry James Marshall, Luc Tuymans and others. Also discussed is a group of younger contemporary painters including Mamma Andersson, Mari Eastman and Thomas Eggerer. The Undiscovered Countrydoes not position painting as a threatened medium, nor as one unjustly underrated, but instead looks carefully at the work of a number of painters who have thoroughly examined their own practices, and who continue to find approaches to representation that can only be resolved through painting.

Pilgrimage And Narrative In The French Renaissance

Author: Wes Williams
Publisher: Clarendon Press
ISBN: 9780191583865
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This is the first full-length study of the place and meaning of pilgrimage in European Renaissance culture. It makes new material available and also provides fresh perspectives on canonical writers such as Rabelais, Montaigne, Margurite de Navarre, Erasmus, Petrarch, Augustine, and Gregory of Nyssa. Wes Williams undertakes a bold exploration of various interlinking themes in Renaissance pilgrimage: the location, representation, and politics of the sacred, together with the experience of the everyday, the extraordinary, the religious, and the represented. Williams also examines the literary formation of the subjective narrative voice in his texts, and its relationship to the rituals and practices he reviews. This wide-ranging and timely new work aims both to gain a sense of the shapes of pilgrim experience in the Renaissance and to question the ways in which recent theoretical and historical research in the area has determined the differences between fictional worlds and the real.