The Koan: Texts and Contexts in Zen Buddhism by Steven Heine English | 11 Mar. 2002 | ISBN: 0195117484, 0195117492 | 336 Pages | PDF | 7 MB
Koans are enigmatic spiritual formulas used for religious training in the Zen Buddhist tradition. This innovative religious practice is one of the most distinctive elements of this tradition, which originated in medieval China and spread to Japan and Korea.
Paul Cefalu, "Revisionist Shakespeare: Transitional Ideologies in Texts and Contexts" Publisher: Palgrave | 2004 | ISBN: 140396484X | English | PDF | 221 pages | 1.7 Mb
Shakespeare's critics have often claimed that plays such as 'The Merchant of Venice, King Lear', and 'Coriolanus' allegorize the ways in which class conflict influences the transition from feudalism to capitalism in England. …
The Play of Texts and Fragments: Essays in Honour of Martin Cropp (Mnemosyne, Supplements, 314) by J.R.C. Cousl English | 2009 | ISBN: 9004174737 | 595 Pages | PDF | 3 MB
This volume's thirty-two contributions by major Euripidean scholars offer incisive treatments of many of Euripides' extant plays and their influence, as well as seminal examinations of a number of Euripidesa fragmentary plays.
Wagner's Musical Prose: Texts and Contexts (New Perspectives in Music History and Criticism) by Thomas S. Grey English | 1995 | ISBN: 0521417384 | 418 Pages | PDF | 8 MB
This book is a study of the prose writings of Richard Wagner and their relevance to an understanding of his music and drama, as well as their relation to music criticism and aesthetics in the nineteenth century in general.