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The Science of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials

The Science of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials

Mary Gribbin, John Gribbin

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These assessments are taken from John Greene, American Science in the Age of Jefferson [1984]. 1805: "The Last Man", novel by Jean-Baptiste Xavier de Grainville first published in France as the poem "Le dernier homme." Press. → A paperback edition was published in 1963. To recognize this task and this promise is the mark of the classic social analyst. (C. Heinlein, Nalo Hopkinson, Veronica Hollinger, Fredric Jameson, Gwyneth Jones, Rob Latham, Roger Luckhurst, Judith Merril, John B.

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Adjustment Team by Philip K. Dick

Adjustment Team by Philip K. Dick

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Feminist Interpretations of Mary Wollstonecraft. That the man was superbly imagined and magnificently depicted, that he stood out from the book in all the flashing vigour of life, that his creation was an artistic achievement of a very high and difficult order -- these facts seem to have made no impression upon the reviewers whatever. Laval himself lives in "naked poverty," having given all his "silver plate and velvet and linen. .. little by little, to needy parishes, to needy persons" (73).

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Nature and the Numinous in Mythopoeic Fantasy Literature

Nature and the Numinous in Mythopoeic Fantasy Literature

Chris Brawley

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In his famous letter to Sir Walter Raleigh, he asserts that his purpose in The Faerie Queene is “to fashion a gentleman or noble person in virtuous and gentle discipline” and describes a project (never to be completed) of presenting his idea of the Aristotelian virtues in 12 poetic books. Remarkable for their meditative depth, spirit of doubt and intellectual honesty, the Upanishads are concerned with the knowledge of the Brahman, the Ultimate Reality, and Man's relationship with it.

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The Fantastic Made Visible: Essays on the Adaptation of

The Fantastic Made Visible: Essays on the Adaptation of

Matthew Wilhelm Kapell, Ace G. Pilkington

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Simple songs or airs, in which a male poetic voice either seduces or excoriates a female object, were an influential vocal genre of the French Baroque era. Nonetheless, the Wilson anthology, which pairs stories with essays by the writers on the technique of writing, was my first encounter with the notion that writers like Gunn were actually teaching courses in science fiction writing. He is not writing for those who would "flee the world and the company of men.

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Seven Masters of Supernatural Fiction: (Contributions to the

Seven Masters of Supernatural Fiction: (Contributions to the

Edward Wagenknecht

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In a word – yes.” The book describes Christian Science founder Mary Baker Eddy’s life and the fall that spurred the inception of Christian Science in the late 1800s. Psychological criticism has a number of approaches, but in general, it usually employs one (or more) of three approaches: An investigation of “the creative process of the artist: what is the nature of literary genius and how does it relate to normal mental functions?” The psychological study of a particular artist, usually noting how an author’s biographical circumstances affect or influence their motivations and/or behavior.

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Science Fiction: A Very Short Introduction

Science Fiction: A Very Short Introduction

David Seed

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But our main trouble now is perhaps our ambivalent response to the idea of visions as such. Getting Personal: Feminist Occasions and Other Autobiographical Acts. I can tell you I was ordered out of the operation directly by a two-star general. Take a deep breath.) Step two: natural selection, according to its theorists, is a force that "selects for" certain traits. (Floppy ears appear to serve no purpose, so while they may have been "selected", as a matter of fact, they weren't "selected for".

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Tolkien in Perspective: Sifting the Gold From the Glitter, a

Tolkien in Perspective: Sifting the Gold From the Glitter, a

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SF is chock-full of non-divine beings that pretend to be gods or are mistaken for gods. He channels his frustration into developing a cloning device that duplicates matter, and uses it to create a "new Lena" for himself. 81 min. Cast: Sam Waterston, Kathleen Quinlan, Yaphet Kotto, Jeffrey De Munn, Richard Dysart. Underwords: Perspectives on Don DeLillo's Underworld is edited by Joseph Dewey, Steven G. Science places us in an extraordinary universe, a place where stars and even galaxies continue to be born, where matter itself comes alive, evolves, and rises to each new challenge of its richly changing environment.

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Theorizing Twilight: Critical Essays on What's at Stake in a

Theorizing Twilight: Critical Essays on What's at Stake in a

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You'll find that some of these websites aren't the most aseptically pleasing, but the print publications behind them are. Video/C 5678 Presents a detailed and personal look at the life of the German author Thomas Mann, by Golo Mann and his other children. 1994. 56 min. To write, for example, about Evil with a capital E. In the 1960s, James Baldwin became a major force in American letters, publishing novels such as Another Country (1962) and Tell Me How Long the Train's Been Gone (1968), as well as his meditation on the Nation of Islam and the state of race relations in America, The Fire Next Time (1963), his most popular book.

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Fantasy, Politics, Postmodernity (Postmodern Studies)

Fantasy, Politics, Postmodernity (Postmodern Studies)

Andrew Rayment

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The bulk of gender criticism, however, is feminist and takes as a central precept that the patriarchal attitudes that have dominated western thought have resulted, consciously or unconsciously, in literature “full of unexamined ‘male-produced’ assumptions.” Feminist criticism attempts to correct this imbalance by analyzing and combatting such attitudes—by questioning, for example, why none of the characters in Shakespeare’s play Othello ever challenge the right of a husband to murder a wife accused of adultery.

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The Award of Justice; Or, Told in the Rockies: A Pen Picture

The Award of Justice; Or, Told in the Rockies: A Pen Picture

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The burning gunpowder causes a build-up of pressure and high temperature gases within the cartridge. The in-built low precision (because of sensitivity) of this method allows cooking scientifically looking results desired by the customer archaeologist. Turning to the summarizing "Kronborg" section of, we find Dr. The author cannot intervene meaningfully in discourse until she reconciles her contradictory definitions of femaleness. Chapter 14 is "Don DeLillo: Rendering the Words of the Tribe" pages 288-315.

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