'Like Venus, my head spins in a different direction to the majority; like Triton, I orbit in one direction and my world turns in another.' Julian Yaqub
This Thing Called Literature: Reading, Writing, Thinking
What is this thing called literature? Why should we study it? And how?
Relating literature to topics such as dreams, politics, life, death, the ordinary and the uncanny, this beautifully written book establishes a sense of why and how literature is an exciting and rewarding subject to study. Bennett and Royle delicately weave an essential love of literature into an account of what literary texts do, how they work and what sort of questions and ideas they provoke.
The book’s three parts reflect the fundamental components of studying literature: reading, thinking and writing. The authors use helpful, familiar examples throughout, offering rich reflections on the question ‘What is literature?’ and on what they term ‘creative reading’.
Bennett and Royle’s
lucid and friendly style encourages a deep engagement
with literary texts. This book is not only an essential
guide to the study of literature, but an eloquent
defence of the discipline.
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. Mervyn Peake
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. Viktoria Modesta
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Four Horsemen, Ross Ashcroft, 2012
Twenty-three leading thinkers explain how the world really works and the fundamental flaws in the economic system which have brought our civilization to the brink of disaster. The film pulls no punches in describing the consequences of continued inaction – but its message is one of hope. If more people can equip themselves with a better understanding of how the world really works, then the systems and structures that condemn billions to poverty or chronic insecurity can at last be overturned.
Titus, Julie Taymor, 1999;
Othello, Oliver Parker, 1995;
Macbeth, Rupert Goold, 2010;
Citizenfour, Laura Poitra, 2015;
The A-Word, Peter Cattaneo et al, 2016;
Breaking Bad, Vince Gilligan, 2008-13;
This Is England, Shane Meadows, 2006;
The Corporation, Joel Bakan, 2006;
The Crisis of Civilization, Dean Puckett, 2011;
The World According to Monsanto,
Marie-Monique Robin, 2009;
The War You Don't See, John Pilger, 2010;
The New Rulers of the World, John Pilger, 2001;
In the Valley of Elah, Paul Haggis, 2007;
Tyrannosaur - Paddy Considine, 2011
Featuring Senser, Rafeef Ziadah, Shpongle, Alex Harvey Band, Dhafer Youssef, Rage Against the Machine, Sigur Ros, Simon Munnery, Efterklang, Wilfred Owen, Professor Elemental, Benjamin Zephaniah, Eva Cassidy, Dan & Dan, Liza Minnelli, Stewart Lee, Riz-MC, John Agard, Michael Franti, Joan Armatrading, Tony Bennett, Lady Ga-Ga, We Cut Corners, and Pharrell Williams.
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