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Download or read book The Djinn In The Nightingale's Eye PDF or another Format written by A S Byatt and published by Random House. This book was released on 2018-10-26 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A S Byatt's fairy tales and fables are among the best-loved features of her fiction. Innumerable readers have asked for the two marvellous fairy tales in POSSESSION - 'The Glass Coffin' and 'Gode's Tale' of the Breton Naie des Trepasses - to be published seperately. Here they take their place with three other stories with medieval and oriental settings. The title story, 'The Djinn and the Nightingale's Eye', a long story about an Englishwoman in Turkey who unwittingly releases a genie from his bottle, is a reflection on women's lives, on magic and on the power of storytelling itself.


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The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye

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ISBN 10 : 0099521318
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Download or read book The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye PDF or another Format written by Antonia Susan Byatt and published by Arrow. This book was released on 1995 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "A S Byatt's fairy tales and fables are among the best-loved features of her fiction. Innumerable readers have asked for the two marvellous fairy tales in POSSESSION - 'The Glass Coffin' and 'Gode's Tale' of the Breton Naie des Trepasses - to be published seperately. Here they take their place with three other stories with medieval and oriental settings. The title story, 'The Djinn and the Nightingale's Eye', a long story about an Englishwoman in Turkey who unwittingly releases a genie from his bottle, is a reflection on women's lives, on magic and on the power of storytelling itself."


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"You Must Be The Prince" - Traditional Fairy Tale Motifs in A.S. Byatt's "The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye"

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Download or read book "You Must Be The Prince" - Traditional Fairy Tale Motifs in A.S. Byatt's "The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye" PDF or another Format written by Florian Unzicker and published by GRIN Verlag. This book was released on 2009-02 with total page 40 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Seminar paper from the year 2007 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1, University of Gottingen (Englisches Seminar), course: Gender and Intertextuality in Contemporary Retellings of Fairy Tales, 12 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: The British female author A.S Byatt has always been fascinated by fairy stories, "from years of reading myths and fairytales under the bedclothes, from the delights and freedoms and terrors of worlds and creatures that never existed." In 1994, she published her own collection of fairy tales, titled "The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye." Four of the five tales are quite short and told in a narrative style typical for the genre, whereas the title story, which merges realism and fantasy, is of the length of a novella. The first two stories of the collection, "The Glass Coffin" and "Gode's Story," were originally published in Byatt's successful novel "Possession" and are reprinted verbatim in combination with three new stories in "The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye." Byatt's work is remarkably intertextual, "The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye" seems virtually to be a rich collage of fairy tale motifs. While the title story brims over with references to narratives of Oriental origin, as the Tales from Arabian Nights, the epics of Gilgamesh or the ancient myth of Cybele, and the works of Shakespeare and Chaucer, "The Glass Coffin" and "The Story of the Eldest Princess" are based on many themes and elements alluding to the traditional European fairy tales collected by Charles Perrault and the Brothers Grimm. Byatt herself mentions that "I read through the whole collection (in German) and made a kind of patchwork or jigsaw Tale out of all the motifs that most moved and excited me [...]." This essay wants to examine how Byatt uses and transforms these familiar motifs, plots and characters from the "old stories" in order to give her heroines more power over her own life in her new"


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The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales

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ISBN 10 : 0313334412
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Download or read book The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales PDF or another Format written by Donald Haase and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 2008 with total page 438 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Provides alphabetically arranged entries on folk and fairy tales from around the world, including information on authors, subjects, themes, characters, and national traditions.


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A.S. Byatt and the Heliotropic Imagination

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ISBN 10 : 9780889204393
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Download or read book A.S. Byatt and the Heliotropic Imagination PDF or another Format written by Jane Campbell and published by Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press. This book was released on 2004-05-26 with total page 310 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Contemporary writer Byatt uses the term heliotropic in two ways. First, it refers to her exploration and development of her own relation to the sun and to how her women characters experience adventures of the mind and feelings that bring them into the sun's light. Second, it refers to the fact that she suffers from seasonal affective disorder, and


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Acculturating Age: Approaches to Cultural Gerontology

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ISBN 10 : 9788484094920
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ISBN 10 : 0814335721
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Download or read book Marvelous Geometry PDF or another Format written by Jessica Tiffin and published by Wayne State University Press. This book was released on 2009-04-09 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Explores self-consciousness and metafictional awareness in modern fairy tale and its expression across literary fairy tale, popular fairy tale, and fairy-tale film.


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"You Must Be The Prince" - Traditional Fairy Tale Motifs in A.S. Byatt's "The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye"

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Download or read book "You Must Be The Prince" - Traditional Fairy Tale Motifs in A.S. Byatt's "The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye" PDF or another Format written by Florian Unzicker and published by GRIN Verlag. This book was released on 2009-02-25 with total page 16 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Seminar paper from the year 2007 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1, University of Göttingen (Englisches Seminar), course: Gender and Intertextuality in Contemporary Retellings of Fairy Tales, 12 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: The British female author A.S Byatt has always been fascinated by fairy stories, “from years of reading myths and fairytales under the bedclothes, from the delights and freedoms and terrors of worlds and creatures that never existed.” In 1994, she published her own collection of fairy tales, titled “The Djinn in the Nightingale’s Eye”. Four of the five tales are quite short and told in a narrative style typical for the genre, whereas the title story, which merges realism and fantasy, is of the length of a novella. The first two stories of the collection, “The Glass Coffin” and “Gode’s Story”, were originally published in Byatt’s successful novel “Possession” and are reprinted verbatim in combination with three new stories in “The Djinn in the Nightingale’s Eye”. Byatt’s work is remarkably intertextual, “The Djinn in the Nightingale’s Eye” seems virtually to be a rich collage of fairy tale motifs. While the title story brims over with references to narratives of Oriental origin, as the Tales from Arabian Nights, the epics of Gilgamesh or the ancient myth of Cybele, and the works of Shakespeare and Chaucer, “The Glass Coffin” and “The Story of the Eldest Princess” are based on many themes and elements alluding to the traditional European fairy tales collected by Charles Perrault and the Brothers Grimm. Byatt herself mentions that “I read through the whole collection (in German) and made a kind of patchwork or jigsaw Tale out of all the motifs that most moved and excited me [...].” This essay wants to examine how Byatt uses and transforms these familiar motifs, plots and characters from the “old stories” in order to give her heroines more power over her own life in her new stories. [...]


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ISBN 10 : 3039105736
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Download or read book ImageScapes PDF or another Format written by Christian Emden and published by Peter Lang. This book was released on 2010 with total page 298 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The relationship between different media has emerged as one of the most important areas of research in contemporary cultural and literary studies. But how should we conceive of the relationship between texts and images today? Should we speak of collaboration, interaction or competition? What is the role of literary, historical and scientific texts in a culture dominated by the visual? What is the status of images as cultural artefacts? Are images forms of representation? Do they simulate reality or do they intervene in the material world? And how do literature and cultural theory - themselves essentially textual discourses react to the much-discussed visual turn within Western culture? Does the concept of `intermediality' allow literary, historical and cultural scholars to envisage a more general theory of media? Addresssing these questions from a programmatic point of view, the articles in this volume investigate the effects of different forms of representation in modern European and American literature, media and thought.


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The Arabian Nights: Tales of 1,001 Nights

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ISBN 10 : 9780141943565
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Download or read book The Arabian Nights: Tales of 1,001 Nights PDF or another Format written by and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2010-02-04 with total page 880 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Every night for three years the vengeful King Shahriyar sleeps with a different virgin, executing her next morning. To end this brutal pattern and to save her own life, the vizier's daughter, Shahrazad, begins to tell the king tales of adventure, love, riches and wonder - tales of mystical lands peopled with princes and hunchbacks, the Angel of Death and magical spirits, tales of the voyages of Sindbad, of Ali Baba's outwitting a band of forty thieves and of jinnis trapped in rings and in lamps. The sequence of stories will last 1,001 nights.


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The Still Life in the Fiction of A. S. Byatt

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ISBN 10 : 9781443824606
Pages : 215 pages
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Download or read book The Still Life in the Fiction of A. S. Byatt PDF or another Format written by Elizabeth Hicks and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2010-08-11 with total page 215 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores the ways in which English writer A. S. Byatt’s visual still lifes (descriptions of real or imagined artworks) and what are termed “verbal still lifes” (scenes such as laid tables, rooms and market stalls) are informed by her veneration of both realism and writing. It examines Byatt’s adoption of the Barthesian concept of textual pleasure, showing how her ekphrastic descriptions involve consumption and take time to unfold for the reader, thereby highlighting the limitations of painting. It also investigates the ways in which Byatt’s still lifes demonstrate her debts to English modernist author Virginia Woolf, French writer Marcel Proust, and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood of nineteenth-century Britain. A number of Byatt’s verbal still lifes are read as semiotic markers of her characters, particularly with regard to economic status and class. Further, her descriptions uniting food and sexuality are perceived as part of her overall representation of pleasure. Finally, Byatt’s employment of vanitas iconography in many of her portrayals of death is discussed showing how her recurring motif of Keats’s “Ode on a Grecian Urn” teases out the still life’s inherent tension between living passion and “cold” artwork.


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The Facts on File Companion to the British Short Story

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ISBN 10 : 9780816074969
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Download or read book The Facts on File Companion to the British Short Story PDF or another Format written by Andrew Maunder and published by Infobase Publishing. This book was released on 2007-01-01 with total page 545 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A comprehensive reference to short fiction from Great Britain, Ireland, and the British Commonwealth. With approximately 450 entries, this A-to-Z guide explores the literary contributions of such writers as Joseph Conrad, James Joyce, D H Lawrence, Rudyard Kipling, Oscar Wilde, Katherine Mansfield, Martin Amis, and others.


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ISBN 10 : 9783031086717
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Stories of the Middle Space

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ISBN 10 : 9780773536890
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Download or read book Stories of the Middle Space PDF or another Format written by Deborah C. Bowen and published by McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP. This book was released on 2010 with total page 294 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Postmodernism's critics often accuse the movement of being dangerously amoral because of its apparent wariness of concepts such as truth, ethics, and justice. Stories of the Middle Space explores the possibility of "postmodernism-with-a-conscience" and examines a variety of British and Canadian postmodern fiction to show how twentieth-century critical theory can be brought into fruitful dialogue with a faith-based perspective." "Highlighting the wide variety of ethical concerns considered by writers such as Timothy Findley, Thomas King, Carol Shields, Julian Barnes, A.S. Byatt, and Salman Rushdie, Deborah Bowen makes the case for a new category of "postmodern realism" and shows how contemporary stories about "the real" and "the good" are constructed. Applying theoretical insights from Emmanuel Levinas and Mikhail Bakhtin, Bowen investigates categories of postmodern realism such as magic realism, parody, and metafiction while laying the groundwork for Christian readings of a medium that is often perceived as largely irreligious." "An illuminating study of well-known contemporary writers, Stories of the Middle Space is a critically nuanced and methodologically innovative work that reads the postmodern from a faith-based perspectives to create new literary insights." "Deborah Bowen addresses the ethical concerns of a wide variety of postmodern fiction from a faith-based perspective that engages with the decentred discourses of post-structuralism. She suggests that a focus on the middle space between language and the world not only provides new insights into the construction of the real and the notion of a "good" story but also resituates the possibility of Christian reading in a largely post-Christian era"--BOOK JACKET.


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The Return of the Storyteller in Contemporary Fiction

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ISBN 10 : 9781623561949
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Download or read book The Return of the Storyteller in Contemporary Fiction PDF or another Format written by Areti Dragas and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2014-08-31 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Focusing on the figure of the storyteller, this study breaks new ground in the approach to reading contemporary literature by identifying a growing interest in storytelling. For the last thirty years contemporary fiction has been influenced by theoretical discourses, textuality and writing. Only since the rise of postcolonialism have academic critics been more overtly interested in stories, where high theory frameworks are less applicable. However, as we move through various contemporary contexts engaging with postcolonial identities and hybridity, to narratives of disability and evolutionary accounts of group and individual survival, a common feature of all is the centrality of story, which posits both the idea of survival and the passing on of traditions. This book closely examines this preoccupation with story and storytelling through a close reading of sixteen contemporary international novels written in English which are about actual 'storytellers', revealing how death of the author has given birth to the storyteller.


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ISBN 10 : 9780307425737
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Download or read book Elementals PDF or another Format written by A. S. Byatt and published by Vintage. This book was released on 2007-12-18 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the booker Prize-winning author of Possession comes this richly imaginitive story collection that transports the reader to a world where opposites--passion and loneliness, betrayal and loyalty, fire and ice--clash and converge. A beautiful ice maiden risks her life when she falls in love with a desert prince, whose passionate touches scorch her delicate skin. A woman flees the scene of her husband's heart attack, leaving her entire past behind her. Striving to master color and line, a painter discovers the resolution to his artisitc problems when a beautiful and magical water snake appears in his pool. And a wealthy Englishwoman gradually loses her identity while wandering through a shopping mall. Elegantly crafter and suffused with boundless wisdom, these bewitching tales are a testament to a writer at the hieght of her powers.


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ISBN 10 : 9781473219809
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Download or read book Scores PDF or another Format written by John Clute and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2016-11-24 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For more than 50 years John Clute has been reviewing science fiction and fantasy. As Scores demonstrates, his devotion to the task of understanding the central literatures of our era has not slackened. There are jokes in Scores, and curses, and tirades, and apologies, and riffs; but every word of every review, in the end, is about how we understand the stories we tell about the world. Following on from his two previous books of collected reviews (Strokes and Look at the Evidence) this book collects reviews from a wide variety of sources, but mostly from Interzone, the New York Review of Science Fiction, and Science Fiction Weekly. Where it has seemed possible to do so without distorting contemporary responses to books, these reviews have been revised, sometimes extensively. 125 review articles, over 200 books reviewed in more than 214,000 words.