New Release Books by William Fitzgerald

William Fitzgerald is the author of The Living Death of Antiquity (2022), Martial (2021), Agonistic Poetry (2021), Spiritual Modalities (2016) and other 72 books.

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The Living Death of Antiquity

release date: Feb 10, 2022
The Living Death of Antiquity
The Living Death of Antiquity examines the idealization of an antiquity that exhibits, in the words of Johann Joachim Winckelmann, 'a noble simplicity and quiet grandeur'. Fitzgerald discusses the aesthetics of this strain of neoclassicism as manifested in a range of work in different media and periods, focusing on the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. In the aftermath of Winckelmann's writing, John Flaxman's engraved scenes from the Iliad and the sculptors Antonio Canova and Bertel Thorvaldsen reinterpreted ancient prototypes or invented new ones. Earlier and later versions of this aesthetic in the ancient Greek Anacreontea, the French Parnassian poets and Erik Satie's Socrate, manifest its character in different media and periods. Looking with a sympathetic eye on the original aspirations of the neoclassical aesthetic and its forward-looking potential, Fitzgerald describes how it can tip over into the vacancy or kitsch through which a 'remaindered' antiquity lingers in our minds and environments. This book asks how the neoclassical value of simplicity serves to conjure up an epiphanic antiquity, and how whiteness, in both its literal and its metaphorical forms, acts as the 'logo' of neoclassical antiquity, and functions aesthetically in a variety of media. In the context of the waning of a neoclassically idealized antiquity, Fitzgerald describes the new contents produced by its asymptotic approach to meaninglessness, and how the antiquity that it imagined both is and is not with us.

Martial

release date: Jul 05, 2021
Martial
In this age of the sound bite, what sort of author could be more relevant than a master of the epigram? Martial, the most influential epigrammatist of classical antiquity, was just such a virtuoso of the form, but despite his pertinence to today’s culture, his work has been largely neglected in contemporary scholarship. Arguing that Martial is a major author who deserves more sustained attention, William Fitzgerald provides an insightful tour of his works, shedding new and much-needed light on the Roman poet’s world—and how it might speak to our own. Writing in the late first century CE—when the epigram was firmly embedded in the social life of the Roman elite—Martial published his poems in a series of books that were widely read and enjoyed. Exploring what it means to read such a collection of epigrams, Fitzgerald examines the paradoxical relationship between the self-enclosed epigram and the book of poems that is more than the sum of its parts. And he goes on to show how Martial, by imagining these books being displayed in shops and shipped across the empire to admiring readers, prophetically behaved like a modern author. Chock-full of epigrams itself—in both Latin and English versions—Fitzgerald’s study will delight classicists, literary scholars, and anyone who appreciates an ingenious witticism.

Agonistic Poetry

release date: Jan 08, 2021
Agonistic Poetry
This title is part of UC Press’s Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1993.

Spiritual Modalities

release date: Jan 07, 2016
Spiritual Modalities
A bold recasting of prayer as a rhetorical art, Spiritual Modalities investigates situations, strategies, and performative modes of discourse directed to divine audiences. Examining how prayer “works,” Spiritual Modalities reads prayer’s situations and strategies, its characteristic acts and attitudes, to advance an understanding of prayer as a basic expression of our rhetorical capacities for communication and communion. This groundbreaking analysis demonstrates how prayer draws on fundamental capacities to engage other beings rhetorically to argue that we are never more human than when we address the nonhuman. Spiritual Modalities is notable in its aim to articulate a critical rhetoric of prayer in a secular idiom. It draws on contributions to rhetorical theory from Kenneth Burke along with a broad range of classical and contemporary perspectives on audience, address, speech acts, and modes of performance. The book also takes a multicultural and multimodal approach to prayer as rhetorical performance. The texts and practices of prayer represented range across religious traditions and historical eras and include both verbal and physical modes of divine address. The book will be of interest to scholars researching religious language, Burkean approaches to discourse, practices of memory, and media studies.

Variety

release date: Mar 08, 2016
Variety
The distinguished classicist William Fitzgerald examines the concept, value and practice of variety in Latin literature and its reception. He argues that variety was an important value in ancient aesthetic discourse and played a significant role in thinking about, among other things, nature, rhetoric, pleasure and empire. Fitzgerald explains how a discourse of variety passed from Latin writers into the post-classical world up to the modern age, in which words like choice and diversity have taken over its work, though with associative meanings that are much different."

How to Read a Latin Poem

release date: Feb 21, 2013
How to Read a Latin Poem
This is a book about poetry, language, and classical antiquity, and explains to the reader with little or no Latin how the language works as a unique vehicle for poetic expression. Fitzgerald guides the reader through samples of Latin poetry to give a sense of how the individual poems feel in Latin and what makes Latin poetry worth reading.

Slavery and the Roman Literary Imagination

release date: Mar 09, 2000
Slavery and the Roman Literary Imagination
Examines slavery in Roman culture through analysis of Roman literature; topics covered include punishment, fantasy, and the use of slaves as intermediaries between free persons.

Catullan Provocations

release date: Jan 11, 2000
Catullan Provocations
A fresh exploration into the provocative lyric poetry of Catullus that underscores the reader/poem/poet relationship.

Stories of Coming Home

release date: Jan 01, 1997
Stories of Coming Home
A book that helps readers wade through the messiness in their lives, thereby offering nourishment, encouragement and solace.

Constraints on Foot-level Shortening

release date: Jan 01, 1992

Up Against the Wall You Spic Bastard

release date: Aug 11, 2015
Up Against the Wall You Spic Bastard
Blonde, brilliant, and highly moral, Julie Wellington has spent her whole life being groomed to win the Nobel Prize in medicine. She's also spent most of it longing for Rudy Garcia, the handsome and charming son of an impoverished illegal Mexican immigrant. Rudy's mother worked for Julie's father-and was subjected to years of sexual abuse and mistreatment at his hands. Rudy had vowed to kill this man one day, until he fell in love with Julie, who is nothing like her father and finds his anti-Mexican sentiments repugnant. After spending years apart, secretly longing for each other, Julie enlists Rudy to help her discover who is behind the grisly murders of her top research fellows. Rudy brings in a host of top-notch investigators, including a sexy former CIA spy, causing a jealous streak to flare-up in the already married Julie. Mixing elements of classic detective novels with a story of star-crossed lovers, Up against the Wall You Spic Bastard shines a light on the myriad ways racial prejudice and unjust immigration policy affect people from every stratum of society and walk of life.

Selection from the Nicomachean Ethics of Aristotle Containing a Delineation of the Moral Virtues

release date: Mar 30, 2014
Selection from the Nicomachean Ethics of Aristotle Containing a Delineation of the Moral Virtues
This Is A New Release Of The Original 1850 Edition.

Selection from the Nicomachean Ethics of Aristotle Containing a Delineation of the Moral Virtues 1850

release date: May 01, 2003
Selection from the Nicomachean Ethics of Aristotle Containing a Delineation of the Moral Virtues 1850
1850. With notes and an introductory discourse. This work is designed primarily for the use of the Senior Sophisters in college, but was trusted to be a satisfactory textbook for introduction young students to the study of Aristotle's ethics. The Greek is printed from Bekke's text. It aims to give the reader a view of Aristotle's most finished delineation of the purely moral virtues.

The Fifth-Dimension Tube

release date: Jun 27, 2019
The Fifth-Dimension Tube
This book is a result of an effort made by us towards making a contribution to the preservation and repair of original classic literature. In an attempt to preserve, improve and recreate the original content, we have worked towards: 1. Type-setting & Reformatting: The complete work has been re-designed via professional layout, formatting and type-setting tools to re-create the same edition with rich typography, graphics, high quality images, and table elements, giving our readers the feel of holding a 'fresh and newly' reprinted and/or revised edition, as opposed to other scanned & printed (Optical Character Recognition - OCR) reproductions. 2. Correction of imperfections: As the work was re-created from the scratch, therefore, it was vetted to rectify certain conventional norms with regard to typographical mistakes, hyphenations, punctuations, blurred images, missing content/pages, and/or other related subject matters, upon our consideration. Every attempt was made to rectify the imperfections related to omitted constructs in the original edition via other references. However, a few of such imperfections which could not be rectified due to intentional\unintentional omission of content in the original edition, were inherited and preserved from the original work to maintain the authenticity and construct, relevant to the work. We believe that this work holds historical, cultural and/or intellectual importance in the literary works community, therefore despite the oddities, we accounted the work for print as a part of our continuing effort towards preservation of literary work and our contribution towards the development of the society as a whole, driven by our beliefs. We are grateful to our readers for putting their faith in us and accepting our imperfections with regard to preservation of the historical content. HAPPY READING!

Sand Doom

release date: Jan 01, 2009
Sand Doom
William Fitzgerald Jenkins was an award-winning American writer of science fiction and alternate history. He used the pseudonym Murray Leinster. He wrote and published over 1,500 short stories and articles, 14 movie scripts, and hundreds of radio scripts and television plays. Leinster is credited with the invention of parallel universe stories. The adventure begins, ¿He sat still. He had been reading, in the passenger lounge of the ¿Warlock¿--a very small lounge indeed--but as a senior Colonial Survey officer he was well-traveled enough to know when things did not go right. He looked up from the bookscreen, waiting. Nobody came to explain the eccentricity of a spaceship using rockets. It would have been immediate, on a regular liner, but the Warlock was practically a tramp. This trip it carried just two passengers. Passenger service was not yet authorized to the planet ahead, and would not be until Bordman had made the report he was on his way to compile. At the moment, though, the rockets blasted, and stopped, and blasted again. There was something definitely wrong.¿

Ennius Perennis

release date: Jan 01, 2007
Ennius Perennis
Ennius Perennis: The Annals and Beyond is a collection of eight essays by an international group of scholars on different aspects of the poetry and legacy of Quintus Ennius (239-169 BC). Ennius' epic poem The Annals and his many other works, including tragedies, satires and epigrams, survive only in mystifying fragments, but his influence on Latin poetry was enormous. He is now beginning to be appreciated, thanks both to excellent critical editions and to more enlightened literary and historical approaches, as a complex and varied poet and a fascinating representative of an era of intense cultural and political change. While they acknowledge the extent to which later authors are responsible for creating a misleading perception of Ennius as monolithic, jingoistic and clumsy, these essays also reflect on what can be said about the nature and aims of his work, given the limitations of our evidence. Subjects discussed include Cicero's "invention" of Ennius, the part played by the cor (heart) in unifying Ennius' literary project, the possibility of "further voices" and a role for women in Ennius, Virgil's fraught "father-son" relationship with his epic predecessor and Ennius' later reincarnation in the works of Horace and Petrarch. The collection is likely to appeal to all who are interested in Latin literature, literary history or reception studies.

Lectures on Ecclesiastical History

release date: Mar 15, 2019
Lectures on Ecclesiastical History
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Lectures on Ecclesiastical History, Vol. 1 Of 2

Lectures on Ecclesiastical History, Vol. 1 Of 2
Excerpt from Lectures on Ecclesiastical History, Vol. 1 of 2: Including the Origin and Progress of the English Reformation From Wickliffe, to the Great Rebellion, Delivered in the University of Dublin The following Lectures are published in compliance with a very general desire, often and in various ways expressed during the entire interval that has elapsed since they were delivered. The reasons why the Bishop did not print them himself will be found sufliciently explained in the Memoir prefixed. They are now printed substantially as they were written. In the very few instances in which it was found necessary to make any change beyond the mere correction of clerical errors, or to supply anything not from his own hand, the words substituted or matter added will be found enclosed in brackets. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Episcopacy, Tradition, and the Sacraments

release date: Jul 16, 2015
Episcopacy, Tradition, and the Sacraments
Excerpt from Episcopacy, Tradition, and the Sacraments: Considered in Reference to the Oxford Tract, With a Postscript Upon Fundamentals It was scarcely good faith in the Disciplinarians to urge the plea of. A tender conscience against particular ceremonies, to which these were speczal objections, since they objected in reality to all ceremonies, on the ground that the Church had no power to legislate in matters indifferent. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Operation

release date: May 02, 2019
Operation
This book is a result of an effort made by us towards making a contribution to the preservation and repair of original classic literature. In an attempt to preserve, improve and recreate the original content, we have worked towards: 1. Type-setting & Reformatting: The complete work has been re-designed via professional layout, formatting and type-setting tools to re-create the same edition with rich typography, graphics, high quality images, and table elements, giving our readers the feel of holding a 'fresh and newly' reprinted and/or revised edition, as opposed to other scanned & printed (Optical Character Recognition - OCR) reproductions. 2. Correction of imperfections: As the work was re-created from the scratch, therefore, it was vetted to rectify certain conventional norms with regard to typographical mistakes, hyphenations, punctuations, blurred images, missing content/pages, and/or other related subject matters, upon our consideration. Every attempt was made to rectify the imperfections related to omitted constructs in the original edition via other references. However, a few of such imperfections which could not be rectified due to intentional\unintentional omission of content in the original edition, were inherited and preserved from the original work to maintain the authenticity and construct, relevant to the work. We believe that this work holds historical, cultural and/or intellectual importance in the literary works community, therefore despite the oddities, we accounted the work for print as a part of our continuing effort towards preservation of literary work and our contribution towards the development of the society as a whole, driven by our beliefs. We are grateful to our readers for putting their faith in us and accepting our imperfections with regard to preservation of the historical content. HAPPY READING!

Kaleidoscope Hubcaps And Mirrors

release date: Mar 01, 2003
Kaleidoscope Hubcaps And Mirrors
Contains a complete eighth grade mathematics curriculum with connections to other subject areas.

Factors and Multiples

release date: Jan 01, 1986
Factors and Multiples
Uses games and problem situations to examine the concepts of primes, factors, divisors, multiples, common factor, common multiple, relatively prime, and composite.

Blessings for the Fast Paced and Cyberspaced

release date: Jan 01, 2000
Blessings for the Fast Paced and Cyberspaced
The increasingly frenetic pace of our cyberworld compels us to cultivate a spirituality of technology, and that spirituality needs to place us squarely on a blessing path. This book helps us hold an awareness that whatever direction we take, whether on the information highway or a busy freeway, we carry a blessing with us.Blessings for the Fast Paced and Cyberspaced has built-in opportunities to reflect on and savor our varied blessings. It invites us and enables us to slow down enough to be nourished by the holy dark, and by the wisdom of the Celtic, Native American and Jewish berakhah blessing paths, even by Feng Shui and the findings of modern physics. It helps us see ourselves as pilgrims walking on sacred ground in the midst of our busyness and to pray on the way to deadlines.

A Contemporary Celtic Prayer Book

release date: Jan 01, 1998
A Contemporary Celtic Prayer Book
A unique and beautiful hardcover prayer book that captures the flavor and sensibility of traditional Celtic spirituality for today's Christians. The first part of the book contains a simplified Liturgy of the Hours for a seven-day period. The second part of the book is a treasury of Celtic prayers, blessings and rituals for a variety of ordinary and special occasions.

Lectures on ecclesiastical history, ed. by W. Fitzgerald and J. Quarry

The Athanasian Creed. A Letter to the Clergy and Laity of the Dioceses of Killaloe and Kilfenora, Clonfert and Kilmacduagh ... Second Edition

The Killaloe Pamphlets, Being in Substance a Reply to the Bishop's Letter by a Layman of the Diocese

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