Tristram Shandy: Postmodern texts

Does Tristram Shandy demonstrate that there can be postmodern texts before Postmodernism? Laurence Sterne’s Tristram Shandy dominated the London literary marketplace during its serial publication from 1759-1767.  Like his contemporary writers, Sterne engages in debates concerning what we would now regard as the disciplinary boundary between literature and philosophy which has established its canonical status […]

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Wife Lament Poem

The Wife’s Lament. The Wife’s Lament is an Old English poem, found in the Exeter Book, also known as Codex Exoniesis , a tenth century documentation of Anglo-Saxon poetry. The exact date the Wife’s Lament was written is unknown, although an approximate date this poem was written ranges from around 960-990. The Wife’s Lament is […]

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William Shakespeare – An Analysis

Keywords: william shakespeare essay, shakespeare essay, essay about shakespeare Why was William Shakespeare regarded as the best English play writer? In his book Will in the World, Stephen Greenblatt describes Shakespeare as “the greatest playwright not of his age alone but of all time”. This echoes the fact that ‘the Bard’ is often considered to […]

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English Essays – Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë. Emily Brontë’s novel of passion and cruelty, published in 1847, was the only novel she ever wrote and one of which many, including her sister Charlotte, disapproved, regarding it as fundamentally immoral, especially in the creation of the central character, the brutal Heathcliff. However, viewed at a distance of some […]

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Preservation and Conservation of Books

PPRESERVATION AND CONSERVATION OF BOOKS & NON – BOOKS IN ASIATIC SOCIETY LIBRARY, MUMBAI: A STUDY Key Words – Library, preservation, conservation. Introduction:- Preservation and conservation of reading resources is central mission of the libraries. Now a days the wind of computerization and digitization blowing everywhere in the world. The libraries are also not behind […]

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The Meaning of True Love

Keywords: True Love, Wislawa Szymborska Wislawa, meaning, emotion True love is possibly the most fulfilling of life’s secret treasures. but love by a lesser standard is still extremely important for the human experience. In the poem True Love by Wislawa Szymborska Wislawa talks of how true love is overrated and unnecessary. But in truth the […]

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English Essays – Pride and Prejudice

Introduction Jane Austen’s much loved novel Pride and Prejudice was first published in 1813 at a time when family relationships in Britain were governed by rather rigid societal rules. Male and female roles were very clearly defined, and in the more wealthy families in particular, great effort was spent on maintaining moral respectability and financial […]

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Self-Portrait Essay

Keywords: Suirnamese, South American, self-report My understanding of the society I live in changes from day to day. When Obama was elected, I had great hopes for this country and that racial equality would finally balance out and that old prejudices would disappear – Black people would get better jobs, everyone would be equal, and […]

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Imaginative Journeys in ‘The Tempest’

Imaginative Journeys in The Tempest by William Shakespeare The Tempest by William Shakespeare develops the notions of power, control, authority and moral order through the representation of imaginative journeys. Responders must suspend their disbeliefs in order to proceed on this speculative journey. An imaginative journey that provokes exploration, challenges our thinking and advances our understanding […]

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