This provocative new study focuses primarily on three of Milton's best known early poems: "On the Morning of Christ's Nativity," "A Mask Presented at Ludlow Castle (Comus)," and "Lycidas." These texts share a distinctive perceptual and cognitive structure, which Evans defines as characteristically Miltonic, embracing a single moment that is both ending and beginning.
The poems communicate a profound sense of intermediacy because they seem to take place between the boundaries that separate events. The works illuniated here, which also include Samson Agonistes and Paradise Regained, are all about transition from one form to another: from paganism to Christianity, from youthful inexperience to moral maturity, and from pastoral retirement to heroic engagement. This transformation is often ideological as well as historical or biographical.
Evans shows that the moment of transition is characteristic of all Milton's poetry, and he proposes a new way of reading one of the seminal writers of the seventeenth century. Evans concludes that the narrative reversals in Milton's poetry suggest his constant attempts to bring about an intellectual revolution that, at a time of religious and political change in England, would transform an age.
Presents the most detailed and current work to date
Written in a style that is both intelligent and accessible
Fully illustrated with original drawings and photographs
Relevant and information for a broad audience working on organic sediments in various environments
With cocktail recipes.
Being a new mom is “AHHHH! WHAT HAVE I DONE?” hard. Why are all these tiny clothes so expensive? Who wrote these mind-numbing board books? Will Mommy ever carry a purse again that’s not a diaper bag? And how is she even functioning off so little sleep?
Reasons Mommy Drinks is a fresh, insightful, and hilarious collection of the various struggles faced by new parents—from mommy groups and single-people envy to the end of maternity leave—with a well-deserved cocktail recipe to go with each one. This must-have resource will help sleep-deprived new moms survive the baby years with their sense of humor, if not their lives as they once knew them, intact.
Part of the Modern History for Modern Languages Series
France since 1815provides an accessible overview of the major socio-political changes in France during this period. Designed for area studies students studying French, it presents the historical context necessary for language students to understand the complexities of contemporary French society. Adopting a chronological approach, it surveys nearly two hundred years of French history, with events covered including The French Revolution, The Bourbon Restoration, The Third Republic, Occupied France, The Fourth Republic, The Gaullist Revolution and France after 2003. This revised edition includes new material that focuses on Chirac's second mandate (Iraq war, religion, suburbs and the inability/impossibility of carrying on with reform), an assessment of the controversial Sarkozy presidency, and a final chapter covering the last ten years, culminating in the results of the French presidential elections in 2012.
clear timelines of main events and suggested topics for discussion
glossary inserts throughout of key terms and concepts
the use of primary documents to re-create and understand the past
free access to a website (http://www.port.ac.uk/special/france1815to2003/) containing a wealth of complementary material
Drawing on the best scholarship, particular emphasis has been given to the role of political memory, the contribution of women and the impact of colonialism and post-colonialism. The relationship between France and her European partners is analysed in greater depth and there are new sections explicitly situating France and the French within a wider transnational/global perspective.
Ein kreativ umgestalteter Schlafrhythmus (wenn von Schlaf überhaupt die Rede sein kann). Merkwürdige Flecken auf sämtlichen Klamotten. Unerbetene Erziehungstipps von Wildfremden. Die Machtübernahme eines kleinen Wesens, das die Küchenwände mit Speiseresten und den Rest der Wohnung mit grenzenlosem Chaos überzieht.
Junge Eltern brauchen nicht nur ab und zu einen Drink, sie haben ihn sich auch redlich verdient!
Lyranda Martin Evans und Fiona Stevenson kennen die Untiefen des Elterndaseins und garnieren ihre Geschichten aus dem Krisengebiet "junge Familie" mit trockenem Humor und dem passenden Cocktailrezept für jedes noch so haarsträubende Erlebnis mit den lieben Kleinen.