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The Djinn In The Nightingale's Eye

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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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ISBN 10 : 9783640275731
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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 41 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 G ttingen (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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Acculturating Age: Approaches to Cultural Gerontology

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ISBN 10 : 9788484094920
Pages : 352 pages
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A.S. Byatt and the Heliotropic Imagination

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ISBN 10 : 9780889204393
Pages : 310 pages
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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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Marvelous Geometry

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ISBN 10 : 0814335721
Pages : 264 pages
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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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ISBN 10 : 9783640275656
Pages : 16 pages
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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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ImageScapes

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ISBN 10 : 3039105736
Pages : 298 pages
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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 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 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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A. S. Byatt and Intellectual Women

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ISBN 10 : 9783031086717
Pages : 242 pages
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Download or read book A. S. Byatt and Intellectual Women PDF or another Format written by Leanne Bibby and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2022 with total page 242 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This monograph is a study of the work of British author A. S. Byatt, exploring the cultural representation of the woman intellectual in her fiction. It argues that Byatts representations of this figure show narratives of intellectual women to be inherently mythopoeic, or capable of restructuring the myth of the intellectual as male by default. This mythopoeia is, furthermore, intrinsically feminist in function, thus potentially broadening the conventional, limited view of women in intellectual history. The book will be the first study of Byatts work to examine this figure in detail, and the first study of women intellectuals in historical and literary discourse to apply concepts of mythopoeia and sexual difference in ways that allow new readings of womens status and work in public spheres. Leanne Bibby is Senior Lecturer in English Studies at Teesside University, UK.


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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
Pages : 240 pages
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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 : 9781473219809
Pages : 320 pages
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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.


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Clever Girls and the Literature of Women's Upward Mobility

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ISBN 10 : 9783319719610
Pages : 208 pages
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Download or read book Clever Girls and the Literature of Women's Upward Mobility PDF or another Format written by Mary Eagleton and published by Springer. This book was released on 2018-02-15 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book follows the figure of ‘the clever girl’ from the post-war to the present and focuses on the fiction, plays and memoirs of contemporary British women writers. Spurred on by an ethic of meritocracy, the clever girl is now facing austerity and declining social mobility. Though suggesting optimism, a public discourse of ‘opportunity’, ‘aspiration’ and ‘choice’ is often experienced as an anxious and chancy process. In a wide-ranging study, the book explores the struggle to move away from home and traditional notions of femininity; the persistent problems associated with women’s embodiment; the pressures of class and racial divisions; the new subjectivities of the neoliberal era; and the generational conflict underpinning austerity. The book ends with a consideration of feminism’s place as a phantom presence in this history of clever girls. This study will appeal to readers of contemporary women’s writing and to those interested in what has been one of the dominant social narratives of the post-war period from upward to declining mobility.


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Medusa’s Ankles

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ISBN 10 : 9781473578340
Pages : 464 pages
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Download or read book Medusa’s Ankles PDF or another Format written by A S Byatt and published by Random House. This book was released on 2021-05-13 with total page 464 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A luminous selection of short stories from the prize-winning imagination of A. S. Byatt WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY DAVID MITCHELL Mirrors shatter at the hairdressers when a middle-aged client explodes in rage. Snow dusts the warm body of a princess honing it into something sharp and frosted. Summer sunshine flickers on the face of a smiling child who may or may not be real. Medusa's Ankles celebrates the very best of A. S. Byatt's short fiction, carefully selected from a lifetime of writing. Peopled by artists, poets and fabulous creatures, the stories blaze with creativity and travel from Ancient myth to an English sweet factory, a Chinese restaurant to a Mediterranean swimming pool, a Turkish bazaar to a fairytale palace. Driven by curiosity, Byatt takes her readers beyond the veneer of the ordinary and the gloss of the fantastical, to a place rich in ideas, vivid in colour and wholly unforgettable. 'A cabinet of curiosities... Glitteringly beautiful. Byatt is a vivid colourist' Sunday Times 'A cerebral extravaganza, bristling with ideas' Spectator 'These little stories by one of Britain's foremost grandes dames of the writing world are a delightful surprise, packing a much greater punch than many full-length novels... They are moving, thought-provoking, witty and shocking all at once' Sunday Telegraph


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A.S. Byatt

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ISBN 10 : 9781350310421
Pages : 184 pages
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Download or read book A.S. Byatt PDF or another Format written by Mariadele Boccardi and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2013-02-15 with total page 184 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This comprehensive new study offers a detailed analysis of all of Byatt's fiction and also discusses her critical output. Mariadele Boccardi examines Byatt's work in the light of postmodern concerns with language, narrative and self-referentiality.