Cities, Words and Images: From Poe to Scorsese (Language, Discourse, Society (Hardcover))

The town is a necessary subject matter of modernity in literature, structure, images and movie. This publication first makes a speciality of ardent reactions to the metropolitan explosion within the nineteenth century, with Baudelaire and Poe as key figures. newer representations of the town are then investigated, in Europe and the USA. Patrizia Lombardo displays at the approach within which the adjustments in human notion created via urbanization are expressed within the a variety of arts, by way of shape and content material.

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Rewiring the Real: In Conversation with William Gaddis, Richard Powers, Mark Danielewski, and Don DeLillo (Religion, Culture, and Public Life)

Digital and digital applied sciences that act as extensions of bodies and minds are altering how we are living, imagine, act, and write. a few welcome those advancements as bringing people towards unified recognition and everlasting existence. Others fear that invasive globalized applied sciences threaten to break the self and the realm. no matter if feared or wanted, those strategies galvanize feelings that experience lengthy fueled the non secular mind's eye, suggesting the presence of a latent spirituality in an period mistakenly deemed secular and posthuman.

William Gaddis, Richard Powers, Mark Danielewski, and Don DeLillo are American authors who discover this phenomenon completely of their paintings. attractive the works of every in dialog, Mark C. Taylor discusses their refined representations of recent media, communications, info, and digital applied sciences and their transformative results at the self and society. He specializes in Gaddis's The Recognitions, Powers's Plowing the darkish, Danielewski's condominium of Leaves, and DeLillo's Underworld, following the interaction of know-how and faith of their narratives and their imagining of the transition from human to posthuman states. Their difficult rules and creative kinds show the attention-grabbing methods non secular pursuits have an effect on rising applied sciences and the way, in flip, those applied sciences advisor religious aspirations. To learn those novels from this angle is to determine them and the realm anew.

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A Little History of Literature

By John Sutherland

This little heritage takes on a really large topic: the fantastic span of literature from Greek fantasy to photograph novels, from The Epic of Gilgamesh to Harry Potter. He introduces nice classics in his personal impossible to resist means, enlivening his choices with humour in addition to studying: Beowulf, Shakespeare, Don Quixote, the Romantics, Dickens, Moby Dick, The Waste Land, Woolf, 1984, and dozens of others.

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L'invention des classiques : Le siècle de Louis XIV existe-t-il ?

By Stéphane Zékian

Le « Siècle de Louis XIV » s’est imposé dans notre mémoire collective comme celui des classiques par excellence. Mais quel fut le prix de cette consécration ? Qu’a-t-on fait dire aux classiques ? Pourquoi a-t-on dressé leur héritage contre celui des Lumières ? Sous quelles bannières ont-ils été enrôlés ?

En répondant à ces questions, l’auteur retrace les grandes manœuvres, au lendemain de los angeles Révolution, autour d’une culture littéraire semée de malentendus et de distorsions. Héritiers des Lumières et apôtres de los angeles reconquête catholique s’affrontent violemment, mais tous revendiquent l. a. référence aux classiques. S’engage alors une guerre des mémoires dont nous ne sommes peut-être pas sortis. À leur corpus défendant, on verra ainsi Corneille, l. a. Fontaine, Madame de Sévigné, Molière ou los angeles Bruyère intervenir dans les débats politiques de l. a. France postrévolutionnaire, Racine érigé en chantre des valeurs familiales, Rotrou enrôlé au carrier de l. a. propagande napoléonienne ou encore le duel entre Fénelon et Bossuet se poursuivre dans les débats parlementaires de l. a. Restauration.

À qui appartiennent les classiques ? Oscillant entre l. a. légende et l’histoire, leur vie posthume constitue une projection des passions françaises. Elle attise, dès le XIXe siècle, les controverses sur l’identité nationale.

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Birth of the Symbol: Ancient Readers at the Limits of Their Texts

By Peter T. Struck

Nearly we all have studied poetry and been taught to seem for the symbolic in addition to literal which means of the textual content. is that this the best way the ancients observed poetry? In Birth of the Symbol, Peter Struck explores the traditional Greek literary critics and theorists who invented the belief of the poetic "symbol."

The e-book notes that Aristotle and his fans didn't speak about using poetic symbolism. relatively, a unique staff of Greek thinkers--the allegorists--were the 1st to increase the inspiration. Struck generally revisits the paintings of the nice allegorists, which has been underappreciated. He hyperlinks their curiosity in symbolism to the significance of divination and magic in precedent days, and he demonstrates how vital symbolism turned once they thought of faith and philosophy. "They see the complete of significant poetic language as deeply figurative," he writes, "with the aptitude continuously, even within the so much mundane info, to be freighted with hidden messages."

Birth of the Symbol bargains a brand new realizing of the position of poetry within the lifetime of principles in historical Greece. furthermore, it demonstrates a connection among the best way we comprehend poetry and how it used to be understood through vital thinkers in historic times.

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Alternative Shakespeares: Volume 3 (New Accents) (v. 3)

This quantity takes up the problem embodied in its predecessors, Alternative Shakespeares and Alternative Shakespeares 2, to spot and discover the hot, the altering and the noticeably ‘other’ probabilities for Shakespeare experiences at our specific historic moment.

Alternative Shakespeares 3 introduces the most powerful and such a lot leading edge of the hot instructions rising in Shakespearean scholarship – ranging throughout functionality reviews, multimedia and textual feedback, matters of economics, technological know-how, faith and ethics – in addition to the ‘next step’ paintings in parts corresponding to postcolonial and queer reviews that proceed to push the bounds of the sphere. The members strategy every one subject with readability and accessibility in brain, permitting scholar readers to have interaction with critical ‘alternatives’ to validated methods of examining Shakespeare’s performs and their roles in modern culture.

The services, dedication and bold of this volume’s individuals shine via every one essay, protecting the innovative part and real-world urgency which are the hallmark of Alternative Shakespeares. This quantity is vital analyzing for college students and students of Shakespeare who search an knowing of present and destiny instructions during this ever-changing field.

Contributors comprise: Kate Chedgzoy, Mary Thomas Crane, Lukas Erne, Diana E. Henderson, Rui Carvalho Homem, Julia Reinhard Lupton, Willy Maley, Patricia Parker, Shankar Raman, Katherine Rowe, Robert Shaughnessy, W. B. Worthen

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David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest: A Reader's Guide, 2nd Edition

Infinite Jest has been hailed as one the nice sleek American novels and its writer, David Foster Wallace, who devoted suicide in 2008, as essentially the most influential and cutting edge authors of the earlier twenty years. Don DeLillo known as countless Jest a "three-stage rocket to the future," a piece "equal to the massive, babbling spin-out sweep of up to date life," whereas Time journal incorporated endless Jest on its record of a hundred maximum Novels released among 1923-2006.

David Foster Wallace's countless Jest: A Reader's consultant used to be the 1st booklet to be released at the novel and is a key reference when you desire to discover additional. countless Jest has turn into an exemplar for hassle in modern Fiction―its 1,079 pages choked with verbal invention, indirect narration, and a scattered, nonlinear, chronology. during this comprehensively revised moment variation, Burn maps Wallace's impact on modern American fiction, outlines Wallace's poetics, and gives a full-length research of the unconventional, drawing out an important subject matters and concepts, sooner than surveying Wallace's post-Infinite Jest output, together with The light King.

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The Barbara Johnson Reader: The Surprise of Otherness (a John Hope Franklin Center Book)

This Reader collects in one quantity one of the most influential essays written via Barbara Johnson over the process her thirty-year occupation as a pioneering literary theorist and cultural critic. Johnson completed renown early in her occupation, either as an excellent scholar of the Yale tuition of literary feedback and because the translator of Jacques Derrida's Dissemination. She went directly to cleared the path in extending the insights of structuralism and poststructuralism into newly rising fields now imperative to literary reports, fields akin to gender reports, African American reviews, queer conception, and legislation and literature. wonderful versions of serious studying and writing, her essays domesticate rigorous wondering of universalizing assumptions, recognize for otherness and distinction, and an appreciation of ambiguity.

Along with the vintage essays that demonstrated her position in literary scholarship, this Reader makes to be had a range of Johnson's later essays, brilliantly lucid and politically trenchant works exploring multilingualism and translation, materiality, ethics, subjectivity, and sexuality. The Barbara Johnson Reader bargains a ancient advisor during the metamorphoses and tumultuous debates that experience outlined literary examine in fresh a long time, as considered via one in every of severe theory's so much astute thinkers.  
 

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