Analysis of Rubber and Rubber like Polymers

Author: M.J. Loadman
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0412819708
Release Date: 1999-04-30
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The first edition of this book (1958) described an analytical situation which had existed for a number of years for maintaining quality control on vulcanizates of natural rubber although the situation had recently been disturbed by the introduction of a range of synthetic rubbers which required identification and quantitative estimation. For the former purpose 'wet' chemistry, based on various imperfectly understood organic reactions, was pressed into service. Alongside this was the first introduction of instrumental analysis, using the infrared spectra of either the polymers or, more usually, their pyrolytic products to 'fingerprint' the material. The identification of a range of organic accelerators, antioxidants and their derivatives which had been intro duced during the 1920s and 30s was, in the first edition, dealt with by a combination of column chromatography and infrared spectroscopy or by paper chromatography. Quantitative procedures were, however, still classical in the tradition of gravimetric or volumetric assays with an initially weighed sample yielding, after chemical manipulation, a carefully precipitated, dried and weighed end product, or a solution of known composition whose weight or titre, as a percentage of the initial sample, quantified the function being determined. The second edition of this work (1968) consolidated the newer techni ques which had been introduced in the first without adding to them although, in other applications of analytical chemistry, instrumental analysis had already brought about a transformation in laboratory practice.

Harold Bloom

Author: David Fite
Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press
ISBN: 1558497536
Release Date: 2009-06-01
Genre: Literary Criticism

A study of one of the most influential literary critics of our time.

Bloom s how to Write about F Scott Fitzgerald

Author: Kim Becnel
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 9780791094822
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Discusses different styles of criticism, how to read as a critic, and strategies for writing critical essays, using as examples sample essays written about plots, themes, characters, and styles found in eleven of F. Scott Fitzgerald's works.


Author: Amy King
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198036566
Release Date: 2003-10-23
Genre: Literary Criticism

Starting from the botanical crazes inspired by Linnaeus in the eighteenth century, and exploring the variations it spawned--natural history, landscape architecture, polemical battles over botany's prurience--this study offers a fresh, detailed reading of the courtship novel from Jane Austen to George Eliot and Henry James. By reanimating a cultural understanding of botany and sexuality that we have lost, it provides an entirely new and powerful account of the novel's role in scripting sexualized courtship, and illuminates how the novel and popular science together created a cultural figure, the blooming girl, that stood at the center of both fictional and scientific worlds.

The Anxiety of Influence

Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195112210
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Literary Criticism

Harold Bloom's The Anxiety of Influence has cast its own long shadow of influence since it was first published in 1973. Through an insightful study of Romantic poets, Bloom puts forth his central vision of the relations between tradition and the individual artist. Although Bloom was never the leader of any critical "camp," his argument that all literary texts are a response to those that precede them had an enormous impact on the practice of deconstruction and poststructuralist literary theory in this country. The book remains a central work of criticism for all students of literature and has sold over 17,000 copies in paperback since 1984. Written in a moving personal style, anchored by concrete examples, and memorably quotable, Bloom's book maintains that the anxiety of influence cannot be evaded--neither by poets nor by responsible readers and critics. This second edition contains a new Introduction, which explains the genesis of Bloom's thinking and the subsequent influence of the book on literary criticism of the past twenty years.criticism of the past twenty years. Here, Bloom asserts that the anxiety of influence comes out of a complex act of strong misreading, a creative interpretation he calls "poetic misprision." The influence-anxiety does not so much concern the forerunner but rather is an anxiety achieved in and by the story, novel, play, poem, or essay. In other words, without Keats's reading of Shakespeare, Milton, and Wordsworth, we could not have Keats's odes and sonnets and his two Hyperions. Given the enormous attention generated by Bloom's controversial The Western Cannon, this new edition is certain to find a readymade audience among the new generation of scholars, students, and layreaders interested in the Bloom cannon.

Bloom s How to Write about William Faulkner

Author: Anna Priddy
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 9781438126517
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Criticism

William Faulkner is one of America's most highly regarded novelists. This title reveals his timeless novels and short stories, including The Sound and the Fury; Light in August; Go Down, Moses; As I Lay Dying; 'Absalom, Absalom ; Barn Burning; The Bear; and, A Rose for Emily.

Bloom s how to Write about Charles Dickens

Author: Amy S. Watkin
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 9780791098509
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

A guide to writing about the fiction of Charles Dickens offers instructions for composing different types of essays and contains literary criticism, analysis, and suggested essay topics.

Bloom s how to Write about Herman Melville

Author: Laurie A. Sterling
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 9780791097441
Release Date: 2008-10-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

A guide to writing about the fiction of Herman Melville offers instructions for composing different types of essays and contains literary criticism, analysis, and suggested essay topics.

The Western Canon

Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547546483
Release Date: 2014-06-17
Genre: Literary Criticism

Harold Bloom explores our Western literary tradition by concentrating on the works of twenty-six authors central to the Canon. He argues against ideology in literary criticism; he laments the loss of intellectual and aesthetic standards; he deplores multiculturalism, Marxism, feminism, neoconservatism, Afro-centrism, and the New Historicism.

Lovin Bloom

Author: Heather Kranenburg
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780307415912
Release Date: 2007-12-18
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

With his stunning good looks and dreamy brown eyes, British heartthrob Orlando Bloom has captured Hollywood’s spotlight—and the adoration of girls everywhere. After his award-winning performance in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Orlando made audiences swoon as a swashbuckling hero in The Pirates of the Caribbean. What lies ahead for this handsome Brit? With lead roles in the upcoming films Troy and Kingdom of Heaven, Orlando is poised to bloom big-time. Yet how did this charming young man make it from the stages of London to movie screens around the world? Lovin’ Bloom traces Orlando’s path to superstardom. Along the way you’ll discover everything you’ve ever wanted to know—including his favorite sports, the music he craves, his Hollywood crushes, and behind-the-scenes info from his films. There’s little doubt why his legion of fans voted Orlando Bloom one of Teen People’s twenty-five hottest stars of 2002—and the best is yet to come! From the Paperback edition.

Dramatists and Dramas

Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 9780791093740
Release Date: 2009-01-01
Genre: Literary Criticism

Presents a compilation of Bloom's introductions to the Modern critical views and Modern critical interpretations series of books, focusing on drama and dramatists.

Bloom s How to Write about Mark Twain

Author: R. Kent Rasmussen
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 9781438112442
Release Date: 2009-01-01
Genre: Criticism

Provides a detailed introduction to writing an essay about literature and presents and discusses sample topics based on ten pieces by Mark Twain.

Bloom s How to Write about Walt Whitman

Author: Frank D. Casale
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 9781438127682
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Criticism

Walt Whitman's passionate writing style and bold subject matter have deeply influenced American poetry. Nearly all of his poems were published in Leaves of Grass, which Whitman obsessively expanded, edited, and republished throughout his life, ultimately leaving behind a powerful literary legacy. Twenty of his most commonly read and studied poems are discussed in depth in this volume, which also features ideas for essay topics to assist students in developing critical-thinking skills.

Books in Bloom

Author: Kimberly K. Faurot
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 0838908527
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

"Thoroughly organized instructions, complete time lines, materials lists, and scripts are provided, making it easy to offer inspired presentations. For all those children's librarians, school media specialists, storytellers, teachers, and day-care workers willing to take the next step to transform storytime into a truly magical experience, this guide will spark the imaginations of all those committed to sharing literature with children."--BOOK JACKET.