Download or read book Twentieth century Poetry Fiction Theory written by Harry Raphael Garvin and published by Bucknell University Press. This book was released on 1977 with total page 244 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The issues addressed in this volume include the limits of language and the need for linguistic form, the significance of creating.
Download or read book Reader s Guide to Literature in English written by Mark Hawkins-Dady and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 1996 with total page 1024 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Download or read book Uncertainty and Undecidability in Twentieth Century Literature and Literary Theory written by Mette Leonard Høeg and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2022-04-29 with total page 220 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Undecidability is a fundamental quality of literature and constitutive of what renders some works appealing and engaging across time and in different contexts. This book explores the essential literary notion and its role, function and effect in late nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature and literary theory. The book traces the notion historically, providing a map of central theories addressing interpretative challenges and recalcitrance in literature and showing ‘theory of uncertainty’ to be an essential strand of literary theory. While uncertainty is present in all literature, and indeed a prerequisite for any stabilisation of meaning, the Modernist period is characterised by a particularly strong awareness of uncertainty and its subforms of undecidability, ambiguity, indeterminacy, etc. With examples from seminal Modernist works by Woolf, Proust, Ford, Kafka and Musil, the book sheds light on undecidability as a central structuring principle and guiding philosophical idea in twentieth-century literature and demonstrates the analytical value of undecidability as a critical concept and reading-strategy. Defining undecidability as a specific ‘sustained’ and ‘productive’ kind of uncertainty and distinguishing it from related forms, such as ambiguity, indeterminacy and indistinction, the book develops a systematic but flexible theory of undecidability and outlines a productive reading-strategy based on the recognition of textual and interpretive undecidability.
Download or read book Undergraduate Catalog written by University of Michigan--Dearborn and published by . This book was released on 2006 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Reading Texts Reading Lives written by Daniel Morris and published by University of Delaware. This book was released on 2012-06-14 with total page 266 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Distinguished contributors take up eminent scholar Daniel R. Schwarz’s reading of modern fiction and poetry as mediating between human desire and human action. The essayists follow Schwarz’s advice, “always the text, always historicize,” thus making this book relevant to current debates about the relationships between literature, ethics, aesthetics, and historical contexts.
Download or read book Dissonance if you are interested written by Rosmarie Waldrop and published by University Alabama Press. This book was released on 2005-08-21 with total page 328 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Incisive essays on modern poetry and translation by a noted poet, translator, and critic. As an immigrant to the United States from Germany, Rosmarie Waldrop has wrestled with the problems of language posed by the discrepancies between her native and adopted tongues, and the problems of translating from one to the other. Those discrepancies and disjunctions, instead of posing problems to be overcome, have become for Waldrop a generative force and the very foundation of her interests as a critic and poet. In this comprehensive collection of her essays, Waldrop addresses considerations central to her life’s work: typical genres and ways of countering the conventions of genre; how concrete poets have made syntax spatial rather than grammatical; and the move away from metaphor in poetry toward contiguity and metonymy. Three essays on translation struggle with the sources and targets of translation, of the degree of strangeness or foreignness a translator should allow into any English translation. Finally, other essays examine the two-way traffic between reading and writing, and Waldrop’s notion of reading as experience.
Download or read book Writers and Social Thought in Africa written by Wale Adebanwi and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-10-02 with total page 136 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Social theory and social theorizing about Africa has largely ignored African literature. However, because writers are some of the continent’s finest social thinkers, they have produced – and continue to produce – works which constitute potential sources for the analysis of social thought, and for constructing social theory, in and beyond the continent. This comprehensive collection examines the relationship between African literature and African social thought. It explores the evolution and aesthetics of social thought in African fiction, and African writers’ conceptions of power and authority, legitimacy, history and modernity, gender and sexuality, culture, epistemology, globalization, and change and continuity in Africa. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Contemporary African Studies.
Download or read book The Intelligent Unconscious in Modernist Literature and Science written by Thalia Trigoni and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2020-10-17 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book reassesses the philosophical, psychological and, above all, the literary representations of the unconscious in the early twentieth century. This period is distinctive in the history of responses to the unconscious because it gave rise to a line of thought according to which the unconscious is an intelligent agent able to perform judgements and formulate its own thoughts. The roots of this theory stretch back to nineteenth-century British physiologists. Despite the production of a number of studies on modernist theories of the relation of the unconscious to conscious cognition, the degree to which the notion of the intelligent unconscious influenced modernist thinkers and writers remains understudied. This study seeks to look back at modernism from beyond the Freudian model. It is striking that although we tend not to explore the importance of this way of thinking about the unconscious and its relationship to consciousness during this period, modernist writers adopted it widely. The intelligent unconscious was particularly appealing to literary authors as it is intertwined with creativity and artistic novelty through its ability to move beyond discursive logic. The book concentrates primarily on the works of D. H. Lawrence, Virginia Woolf and T.S. Eliot, authors who engaged the notion of the intelligent unconscious, reworked it and offered it for the consumption of the general populace in varied ways and for different purposes, whether aesthetic, philosophical, societal or ideological.
Download or read book Sympathy for the Abyss written by Stephen D. Dowden and published by Walter de Gruyter. This book was released on 1986-01-01 with total page 195 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The series Studien zur deutschen Literatur (Studies in German Literature) presents outstanding analyses of German-speaking literature from the early modern period to the present day. It particularly embraces comparative, cultural and historical-epistemological questions and serves as a tradition-steeped forum for innovative literary research. All submitted manuscripts undergo a double peer-review process. Please contact the editor Dr. Anja-Simone Michalski ([email protected]) for further information regarding manuscript submission and subsidies.
Download or read book Undergraduate Announcement written by University of Michigan--Dearborn and published by . This book was released on 1999 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book D H Lawrence Poet written by Keith Sagar and published by Humanities-Ebooks. This book was released on 2007-01-01 with total page 181 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Though much has been written about Lawrence's poetry (as revealed by the several hundred entries in the book's checklist of criticism), there have been relatively few full length studies. This book deals with the whole range of his poetry from his earliest poems, such as 'To Campions' and 'To Guelder Roses', through the poems inspired by his elopement with and subsequent marriage to Frieda Weekley (Look! We Have Come Through!), to the mature achievement, in free verse forms inspired by Walt Whitman, of Birds, Beasts and Flowers, Pansies and Last Poems. The genesis of the poems in Lawrence's life is explored; and there are new interpretations of his most memorable poems, such as 'The Wild Common', 'Piano', 'Song of a Man Who Has Come Through', Tortoises, 'Peach', 'Pomegranate', 'Snake', 'Bavarian Gentians' and 'The Ship of Death'.
Download or read book A Companion to Twentieth Century Poetry written by Neil Roberts and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2008-04-15 with total page 648 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the twentieth century more people spoke English and more people wrote poetry than in the whole of previous history, and this Companion strives to make sense of this crowded poetical era. The original contributions by leading international scholars and practising poets were written as the contributors adjusted to the idea that the possibilities of twentieth-century poetry were exhausted and finite. However, the volume also looks forward to the poetry and readings that the new century will bring. The Companion embraces the extraordinary development of poetry over the century in twenty English-speaking countries; a century which began with a bipolar transatlantic connection in modernism and ended with the decentred heterogeneity of post-colonialism. Representation of the 'canonical' and the 'marginal' is therefore balanced, including the full integration of women poets and feminist approaches and the in-depth treatment of post-colonial poets from various national traditions. Discussion of context, intertextualities and formal approaches illustrates the increasing self-consciousness and self-reflexivity of the period, whilst a 'Readings' section offers new readings of key selected texts. The volume as a whole offers critical and contextual coverage of the full range of English-language poetry in the last century.
Download or read book Samuel Beckett s Novel Watt written by Gottfried Büttner and published by University of Pennsylvania Press. This book was released on 2016-11-11 with total page 196 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "T]he finest full-length work devoted to Watt. . . . The most important study to date, and quite possibly the standard interpretation for many years to come."—Deirdre Bair, author of Samuel Beckett: A Biography
Download or read book New Interpretations of American Literature written by Sir Michael Payne and published by Bucknell University Press. This book was released on 1988 with total page 186 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Each essay in this collection focuses on an individual classical American author--Thoreau, Hawthorne, Melville, Moore, and Stevens--and the author's primary works. Traditional interpretations are reassessed based on close study of source texts and criticism.
Download or read book A D H Lawrence Handbook written by Keith Sagar and published by Manchester University Press. This book was released on 1982 with total page 468 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Includes information on author and playwright D.H. Lawrence such as a chronology of his life, a chronology of his writings, a checklist of his reading, calendar and maps of his travel, bibliography, filmography, and discography.
Download or read book Mappings of the Biblical Terrain written by Professor of English John Maier and published by Bucknell University Press. This book was released on 1990 with total page 390 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Twenty-five international biblical scholars and literary theorists apply the methods of literary criticism, semantics, social criticism, theology, narratology, and gender studies to the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament, New connections between Judaism and Christianity are suggested.
Download or read book The Philosophy of John William Miller written by Joseph P. Fell and published by Bucknell University Press. This book was released on 1990 with total page 190 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This issue of the Bucknell Review represents the first concerted effort to introduce and interpret Miller's philosophy, which was sometimes called historical idealism.