This online publication offers the text of Apuleius' Metamorphoses, along with the acclaimed Groningen Commentary Series to this text, and an English translation. Additionally, the texts of Pro se de Magia and Florida are included as well as commentaries for both works by Vincent Hunink.
Apuleius of Madauros wrote his eleven books of the Metamorphoses (or The Golden Ass) in the late second century CE. It is the first fully extant specimen of an extended Latin work of prose fiction. It is written in a Latin which on the one hand shows elements of the everyday speech and of the colloquial language of the period, but on the other hand incorporates these elements in a sophisticated prose which bears the more general characteristics of an archaizing, artificial language. For the study of Latin prose art as well as of the development of everyday or colloquial Latin this work is an important monument, representative of the Latin prose art of the period. Apart from a purely philological and linguistic point of view, this text is equally important for the study of the development of Latin and European literature. Virtually lost during the Early Middle Ages, the Metamorphoses came to be known and imitated from the fourteenth century onwards, and has undoubtedly played an important role during the emergence of the novelistic literature of Western Europe.
Languages, Linguistics and Literature Online Journal Collection
The 2020 Brill Online Journal Collection Languages, Linguistics and Literature gives access to the online content available back to the year 2000 of Brill´s 2020 Languages, Linguistics and Literature journal program.
Schöningh and Fink Literature and Culture E-Books Online
Schöningh and Fink Literature and Cultural Studies E-Books Online, is the electronic version of the book publication program of Verlag Ferdinand Schöningh and Wilhelm Fink Verlag in the field of Literature and Cultural Studies.
Arabic Literature of Africa Online
Arabic Literature of Africa Online (ALA) is a bio-bibliography on the Arabic manuscript tradition in the African continent, which continued well into the 20th century CE. It offers authoritative information about African authors, the texts they wrote in Arabic, the manuscripts in which these texts are found, and the locations of these manuscripts, together with bibliographical references to the literature.
English Language and Literatures eBook Subject Collection
A wide range of ebooks on the English language and its literature, authored by international academics.
German Language and Literatures eBook Subject Collection
A wide range of ebooks on the German language and its literature, authored by international academics.
Humanities and Social Sciences E-Books Online
Brill’s Humanities and Social Sciences E-Book Collections are available on Brill Online with all the advantages and features of digital publishing.The Brill E-Book package can be purchased as a whole, but is also divided into seven broad subject categories that are offered separately.
Linguistics and Literature eJournal Archives
De Gruyter’s ejournal archives in linguistics and literature.
Linguistics and Literature eJournal Package
De Gruyter’s annual ejournal package in linguistics and literature.
Literary, Cultural and Area Studies eBook Packages
Annual ebook packages covering Literary, Cultural and Area Studies.
Literature and Cultural Studies E-Books Online
Literature and Cultural Studies E-Books Online is the electronic version of the book publication program of Brill in the field of Literature and Cultural Studies.
Popular Literature, Fiction and Songs in Imperial Russia Online
The collection illustrates the chief genres of Russian popular literature and includes chivalric tales, historical fiction and updated fairy tales, as well as stories of adventure, banditry, detectives, success, war and empire, women and gender. The collection also includes rags-to-riches tales of social mobility, adventures set in Siberia and the Caucasus, and the stories of the occult world of wizards and sorceresses. Taken together, these lively texts illustrate changing stereotypes of gender, ethnicity, and social class. Their authors also invoke historical memory, celebrating notable personages and eras of interest to their readers. From popular songs to fairy tales and war stories, the collection follows the evolution of the Russian language in its popular commercial print form, an evolution that the Bolsheviks interrupted, but one that has now resumed.
Romance Languages and Literatures eBook Subject Collection
A wide range of ebooks on the Romance languages and their literatures, authored by international academics.
Russian Avant-Garde Online
This collection represents works of all Russian literary avant-garde schools. It comprises almost 800 books, periodicals and almanacs most of them published between 1910-1940 and thus offers an exceptionally varied and well-balanced overview of one of the most versatile movements in Russian literature. The books in this collection can be regarded as objects of art, illustrated by famous artists such as Malevich, Goncharova and Lisitskii. This collection will appeal to literary historians and Slavists, as well as to book and art historians.
Walt Whitman and his fellowship of supporters in Bolton, 1891-1913
British Online Archives
Regarded as the father of American poetry, Walt Whitman (1819-1892) maintained an active correspondence with this obscure group of socialist and ordinary working-class readers. Indeed, once, when the critic Herbert Gilchrist asked Whitman: It surprises me that you should be so taken with those Bolton folks; they're not famous in England at all, the poet was heard by Horace Traubel to reply: "It surprises you, does it? Well, I've had my bellyful of famous people! Thank God they're just nobody at all, like all people who are worthwhile." In addition to letters, the papers include photographs and journals of pilgrimages by founding members to Whitman in New Jersey, as well as records of the group's annual celebration of his birthday. So close became the relationship that the friendship between Whitman's inner circle and the group continued long after the poet's death. These papers comprise the bulk of the archive generated by members of the group. Together with the separate collection deposited by Charles F. Sixsmith with the John Rylands University of Manchester Library and also the papers of Dr John H. Johnston, they form an essential resource for the reader-oriented study of one of the pre-eminent exponents of English-language poetry in the 19th century.
This collection is also available in the series: American Studies: the colonisation of North America and the American revolution.
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