Category: Literary Criticism

The War That Used Up Words: American Writers and the First World War

By Hazel Hutchison

During this provocative examine, Hazel Hutchison takes a clean examine the jobs of yankee writers in supporting to form nationwide opinion and coverage in the course of the First international battle. From the war’s commencing salvos in Europe, American writers famous the effect the battle might have on their society and sought out new recommendations to precise their horror, aid, or resignation. by means of concentrating on the writings of Henry James, Edith Wharton, Grace Fallow Norton, Mary Borden, Ellen l. a. Motte, E. E. Cummings, and John Dos Passos, Hutchison examines what it ability to be a author in wartime, relatively in the middle of a clash characterised by means of censorship and propaganda. Drawing on unique letters and manuscripts, a few by no means ahead of obvious by way of researchers, this ebook explores how the essays, poetry, and novels of those seven literary figures inspired America’s public view of occasions, from August 1914 throughout the Paris Peace convention of 1919, and eventually set the literary time table for later, extra celebrated texts in regards to the war.

note: the canopy of this publication indicates the subtitle to be 'American Writers in a eu clash, 1914-1918.' Yale indicates in a different way, as does the name web page of the publication, regardless of the canopy photo contained.

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On Whitman (Writers on Writers)

By C. K. Williams

In this publication, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet C. okay. Williams units apart the mass of biography and literary feedback that has accrued round the paintings and individual of Walt Whitman, and makes an attempt to return to Leaves of Grass as he first encountered it, to discover why Whitman's epic "continues to encourage and occasionally daunt" him. the result's a private reassessment and appreciation of 1 grasp poet by way of one other, in addition to an unconventional and superb introduction--or reintroduction--to Whitman.

briefly, thematic chapters with many quotations from Leaves of Grass, Williams explores the suggestions, originality, and sheer genius of the poetry that has turn into, as he places it, "the subconscious" of a lot of the poetry of the United States and the realm. Williams can pay specific realization to the tune of Whitman's poetry, its blazing belief and large human sympathy, its affecting anecdotes, and its enormous solid of characters, in addition to to the unconventional nature of Whitman's first-person speaker, his freeing angle towards intercourse, and his unconventional rules approximately dying. whereas conveying the singularities of Whitman's paintings, Williams additionally indicates what Whitman had in universal with different nice poets of his time, similar to Baudelaire, and the robust impact Whitman had on later poets comparable to Eliot and Pound.

fantastically written and wealthy with perception, this can be a publication that refreshes our skill to determine Whitman in all his power.

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Philip Larkin Poems: Selected by Martin Amis

By Philip Larkin

For the 1st time, Faber post a variety from the poetry of Philip Larkin. Drawing on Larkin's 4 collections and on his uncollected poems. selected by way of Martin Amis. "Many poets make us smile; what number poets make us snicker - or, in that curious word, "laugh out loud" (as if there is otherwise of doing it)? Who else makes use of an primarily conversational idiom to accomplish this type of number of emotional results? Who else takes us, and takes us so frequently, from sunlit levity to mellifluous gloom? ...Larkin, usually, is greater than memorable: he's immediately unforgettable." (Martin Amis).

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Dialogism: Bakhtin and His World (New Accents)

By Michael Holquist

Holquist's masterly learn attracts on all of Bakhtin's recognized writings delivering a accomplished account of his fulfillment. largely stated as a very good advisor to Bakhtin and dialogics, this e-book now contains a new advent, concluding bankruptcy and an absolutely up-to-date bibliography.

He argues that Bakhtin's paintings profits coherence via his dedication to the concept that of discussion, studying Bakhtin's dialogues with theorists similar to Saussure, Freud, Marx and Lukacs, in addition to different thinkers whose reference to Bakhtin has formerly been ignored.
Dialogism additionally contains dialogic readings of significant literary texts, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Gogol's The Notes of a Madman and Fitzgerald's The nice Gatsby, which offer one other size of discussion with discussion.

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Spartacus: Film and History

This is often the 1st e-book systematically to research Kirk Douglas’ and Stanley Kubrick’s depiction of the slave rebel led by way of Spartacus from assorted historic, political, and cinematic views.

  • Examines the film’s use of historic resources, the traditional historic contexts, the political value of the movie, the heritage of its censorship and recovery, and its position in movie history.
  • Includes an important passages from historical authors’ reviews of the slave rebel in translation.

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The Influence of Mysticism on 20th Century British and American Literature

By David Garrett Izzo

This quantity discusses the relationships among the philosophy of Mysticism, which strains its lineage again into prehistory, with that of the realm of extra conventional philosophy and literature. the writer argues for the centrality of mysticism's function within the philosophical and inventive improvement of western tradition. The connections among those worlds are underscored because the writer examines the works of Heraclitus, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, Iris Murdoch, Yeats, AE (George Russell), T.S. Eliot, Joyce, Woolf, Auden, Huxley, Lessing, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and Tony Kushner, between others.

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Modalités po(ï)étiques de configuration textuelle : le cas de Molloy de Samuel Beckett (Faux Titre, Volume 332)

By Carla Taban

Molloy est sans doute l’une des œuvres beckettiennes qui a suscité le plus d’interprétations variées et parfois même contradictoires. Modalités po(ï)étiques de configuration textuelle : le cas de « Molloy » de Samuel Beckett prend comme element de départ cet état de fait, l’interroge et suggest que los angeles texture du roman en est largement responsable. En tant qu’artefact langagier, Molloy exploite exemplairement les possibilités contextuelles de signification de los angeles langue française, aussi bien linguistiquement que littérairement.

L’ouvrage procède à une série de micro-lectures qui réévaluent à fond l. a. fonction textuelle de ce qu’on convient d’appeler les « jeux de mots » de Molloy. Il montre que les manières dont ces « jeux » sont inscrits dans leurs environnements restreints et étendus favorisent l’actualisation des significations multiples. Ces possibilités plurielles de signification sont poursuivies conséquemment non seulement à travers le Molloy français, mais aussi à travers les rapports que celui-ci entretient avec le Molloy anglais, d’une half, et avec des textes beckettiens et non-beckettiens pré-Molloy, d’autre half. Les « jeux de mots » du roman se découvrent ainsi être les pierres angulaires d’une complexe configuration architexturale.

L’étude de cas de Molloy que présente Modalités po(ï)étiques de configuration textuelle est potentiellement pertinente pour l’ensemble du corpus beckettien dans l. a. mesure où l. a. méthode intégrative d’analyse utilisée est weak de révéler de nouvelles données concernant l. a. particularité de texturation de ce corpus, de même que des œuvres individuelles qui le composent.

L’ouvrage s’adresse aux lecteurs de Beckett, mais aussi à ceux qui s’intéressent à des questions touchant à los angeles traduction, voire l’auto-traduction littéraire, à l’intertextualité et aux approches linguistiques de los angeles littérature qui reposent sur los angeles sémantique cognitive et interprétative.

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Fairy Tales, Myth, and Psychoanalytic Theory: Feminism and Retelling the Tale

Whilst that Nineteen Seventies feminist psychoanalytic theorists like Jean Baker Miller and Nancy Chodorow have been demanding past versions that assumed the masculine psyche because the norm for human improvement and mental/emotional wellbeing and fitness, writers corresponding to Anne Sexton, Olga Broumass, and Angela Carter have been launched into their very own revisionist venture to respire new lifestyles into fairy stories and classical myths in line with conventional gender roles. equally, within the Nineties, second-wave feminist clinicians persisted the paintings all started through Chodorow and Miller, whereas writers of myth that come with Terry Windling, Tanith Lee, Terry Pratchett, and Catherynne M. Valente took their suggestion from revisionist authors of the Nineteen Seventies. As Schanoes exhibits, those 20 years have been either relatively fruitful eras for artists and psychoanalytic theorists concerned about concerns concerning the improvement of women's feel of self. placing apart the restrictions of either traces of feminist psychoanalytic thought, their impression is indisputable. Schanoes's publication posits a brand new version for knowing either feminist psychoanalytic concept and feminist retellings, one who emphasizes the interdependence of idea and paintings and demanding situations the proposal that literary revision contains a masculinist fight with the writer's creative forbearers.

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