Orality and Literacy by Walter J. Ong

By Walter J. Ong

This vintage paintings explores the significant ameliorations among oral and literate cultures delivering a really transparent account of the highbrow, literary and social results of writing, print and digital expertise. during his examine, Walter J. Ong deals interesting insights into oral genres around the globe and during time, and examines the increase of summary philosophical and clinical considering. He considers the effect of orality-literacy experiences not just on literary feedback and idea yet on our very realizing of what it really is to be a man or woman, aware of self and other.This is a booklet no reader, author or speaker may be with out.

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The Cambridge Companion to Kafka (Cambridge Companions to by Julian Preece

By Julian Preece

This better half of specially-commissioned essays deals a finished account of his lifestyles and paintings, offering a rounded modern appraisal of crucial Europe's so much precise Modernist. Contributions disguise the entire key texts, and talk about Kafka's writing in various severe contexts similar to feminism, deconstruction, psychoanalysis, Marxism, and Jewish reports. The essays are better through supplementary fabric together with a chronology of the interval and certain courses to extra studying. they are going to be of curiosity to scholars of German, ecu and Comparative Literature, and Jewish reports.

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The Symbolist Movement in Literature by Arthur Symons

By Arthur Symons

First released in 1899, The Symbolist move in Literature used to be a hugely influential paintings of feedback, and served to introduce the French Symbolists to an Anglophone readership. Symons' curiosity in writers reminiscent of Paul Verlaine and Stephane Mallarme places him on the middle of up to date debates approximately Decadence and Symbolism in fin-de-siecle literature; yet his paintings used to be additionally a formative impression on modernist writers similar to Joyce, Eliot, Pound and Yeats, assisting to form the function of the picture in modernist writing. This new severe variation makes to be had a key textual content that has been out of print for over 50 years, and comprises the essays that Symons further to the extended variation of his publication in 1919. it is usually an creation, chronology and notes, including appendices featuring the entire textual content of Symons' essay 'The Decadent circulation in Literature' and a variety of his translations of poems through Verlaine and Mallarme.

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Haféz: Teachings of the Philosopher of Love by Haleh Pourafzal, Roger Montgomery

By Haleh Pourafzal, Roger Montgomery

An exploration of the Persian poet’s religious philosophy, with unique translations of his poetry

• beneficial properties broad perception into the meanings and contexts of the poetry and philosophies of this religious teacher
• comprises over 30 entire poems by way of Haféz together with “The Wild Deer,” frequently considered as his masterpiece

For six hundred years the Persian poet Haféz has been learn, recited, quoted, and enjoyed through thousands of individuals in his fatherland and through the international. Like his predecessor Rumi, he's a non secular advisor in our look for life’s essence. Haféz is either a mystic thinker and a heartfelt poet of wants and fears.

Haféz Teachings of the thinker of Love is the suitable creation to the guy referred to as the thinker of affection, whose message of religious transcendence via rapture and repair to others is mainly very important to our global. His knowledge speaks on to the innovative of philosophy, psychology, social idea, and schooling and will function a bridge of knowing among the West and the center East, cultures in determined want of mutual empathy.

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Tolstoy or Dostoevsky: An Essay in the Old Criticism by George Steiner

By George Steiner

“Literary criticism,” writes Steiner, “should come up out of a debt of love.” Abiding via his personal rule, Tolstoy or Dostoevsky is an impassioned paintings, encouraged by way of Steiner’s conviction that the legacies of those Russian masters loom over Western literature. by means of explaining how Leo Tolstoy and Fyodor Dostoevsky range from one another, Steiner demonstrates that after taken jointly, their paintings bargains the main whole portrayal of lifestyles and the strain among the thirst for wisdom on one hand and the eager for secret at the different. An speedy vintage for students of Russian literature and informal readers alike, Tolstoy or Dostoevsky explores strong writers and their opposing modes of forthcoming the area, and the iconic legacies wrought by means of their works.

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Abstract Machines: Samuel Beckett and Philosophy after by Garin Dowd

By Garin Dowd

Summary Machines: Samuel Beckett and Philosophy after Deleuze and Guattari is an cutting edge method of the connection of the paintings of Samuel Beckett to philosophy. The research seeks to mix intertextual research and a 'schizoanalytic genealogy' derived from the idea of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari to discover a 'becoming-philosophy' of Beckett's literary writing. the writer makes a speciality of zones of stumble upon and disagreement - areas and instances of 'becoming' - among Beckett, chosen philosophers and Deleuze and Guattari. within the retrospective look occasioned via that a part of Deleuze and Guattari's advanced legacy which embraces their curiosity within the writer, Beckett's writing particularly effectuates a threshold hesitation that are noticeable on to impression on their method of the historical past of philosophy and on their contribution to its 'molecularization' within the identify of experimentation. summary Machines, with its arresting views on a variety of Beckett's paintings, will entice teachers and postgraduate scholars attracted to the philosophical echoes so glaring in his writing. the level of its recourse to philosophers apart from Deleuze and Guattari, together with, significantly, Alain Badiou, renders it a well timed and provocative intervention in modern debates in regards to the dating of literature to philosophy, either inside Beckett experiences and past.

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Reading Style: A Life in Sentences by Jenny Davidson

By Jenny Davidson

A professor, critic, and insatiable reader, Jenny Davidson investigates the passions that force us to fall in love with yes sentences over others and the bigger implications of our courting with writing kind. right now playful and severe, immersive and analytic, her memoir/critique exhibits how kind elicits specific varieties of ethical judgments and subjective personal tastes, which flip studying right into a hugely own and political act.

Melding her studies as reader and critic, Davidson opens new vistas onto works through Jane Austen, Henry James, Marcel Proust, and Thomas Pynchon; provides richer size to opinions of W. G. Sebald, Alan Hollinghurst, Thomas Bernhard, and Karl Ove Knausgaard; and permits a worldly appreciation of renowned fictions by way of Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, Lionel Shriver, George Pelecanos, and Helen DeWitt. She privileges diction, syntax, standpoint, and constitution over plot and personality, picking out the intimate mechanics that draw us in to literature's sensual frameworks and movement us to suppose, establish, and relate. Davidson concludes with a analyzing checklist of her favourite titles so others can proportion in her literary adventures and get to grasp greater the imprint of her personal studying type.

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García Lorca at the Edge of Surrealism: The Aesthetics of by David F. Richter

By David F. Richter

Garcia Lorca on the fringe of Surrealism: The Aesthetics of Anguish examines the diversities of surrealism and surrealist theories within the Spanish context, studied throughout the poetry, drama, and drawings of Federico Garcia Lorca (1898 1936). not like the idealist and unconscious tenets espoused through surrealist chief Andre Breton, which concentrate on the fabulous, automated artistic methods, and sublimated depictions of truth, Lorca s surrealist impulse follows a trajectory extra in keeping with the theories of French intellectuals comparable to Georges Bataille (1897 1962), who was once expulsed from Breton s authoritative workforce. Bataille opinions the lofty targets and beliefs of Bretonian surrealism within the pages of the cultural and anthropological evaluate files (1929 1930) when it comes to a dissident surrealist ethno-poetics.

This model of the surreal underscores the superiority of the awful or darker features of truth: predicament, primitive sacrifice, the demise force, and the violent illustration of lifestyles portrayed via formless base topic akin to blood, excrement, and fragmented our bodies. the current learn demonstrates that Bataille s theoretical and poetic expositions, together with these facing l informe [the formless] and the somber vacancy of the void, have interaction the trauma and anxiousness of surrealist expression in Spain, rather just about the suffering, hope, and loss of life that determine so prominently in Spanish texts of the Nineteen Twenties and '30s usually certified as surrealist. Drawing greatly at the theoretical, cultural, and poetic texts of the interval, Garcia Lorca on the fringe of Surrealism deals the 1st book-length examine to think about Bataille s considering in the Spanish context, tested during the paintings of Lorca, a unique exponent of what's right here known as a dissident Spanish surrealism.

By studying Lorca s surrealist texts (including Poeta en Nueva York, Viaje a los angeles luna, and El publico) during the Bataillean lens, this quantity either amplifies our realizing of the poetry and drama of 1 of an important Spanish writers of the 20 th century and likewise expands our standpoint of what surrealism in Spain means."

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The Book of Genesis: A Biography (Lives of Great Religious by Ronald Hendel

By Ronald Hendel

In the course of its 2,500-year lifestyles, the e-book of Genesis has been the keystone to nearly each vital declare approximately truth, humanity, and God in Judaism and Christianity. And it keeps to play a relevant position in debates approximately technology, politics, and human rights. With readability and talent, acclaimed biblical pupil Ronald Hendel offers a breathtaking heritage of this iconic booklet, exploring its impression on Western faith, philosophy, technological know-how, politics, literature, and more.

Hendel strains how Genesis has formed perspectives of fact, and the way altering perspectives of truth have formed interpretations of Genesis. Literal and figurative readings have lengthy competed with one another. Hendel tells how Luther's criticisms of conventional figurative bills of Genesis undermined the Catholic Church; how Galileo made the novel argument that the cosmology of Genesis wasn't medical proof; and the way Spinoza made the both radical argument that the medical procedure could be utilized to Genesis itself. certainly, Hendel indicates what number excessive issues of Western notion and paintings have taken the shape of encounters with Genesis--from Paul and Augustine to Darwin, Emily Dickinson, and Kafka.

From debates approximately slavery, gender, and sexuality to the struggles over creationism and evolution, Genesis has formed our international and keeps to take action this present day. This wide-ranging account tells the outstanding tale of the lifetime of Genesis like no different booklet.

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Shame in Shakespeare by Ewan Fernie

By Ewan Fernie

First released: 2001

One of the main severe and painful of our human passions, disgrace is usually obvious in modern tradition as a incapacity or a affliction to be cured. Shakespeare's finally optimistic portrayal of the emotion demanding situations this view. Drawing on philosophers and theorists of disgrace, disgrace in Shakespeare analyses the disgrace and humiliation suffered by way of the tragic hero, supplying not just a brand new method of Shakespeare yet a dedicated and provocative argument for reclaiming shame.
The quantity provides:
· an account of earlier traditions of disgrace and of the Renaissance context
· a thematic map of the wealthy manifestations of either masculine and female disgrace in Shakespeare
· precise readings of Hamlet, Othello, and King Lear
· an research of the constraints of Roman disgrace in Antony and Cleopatra and Coriolanus
· a polemical dialogue of the fortunes of disgrace in sleek literature after Shakespeare.
The e-book offers a Shakespearean imaginative and prescient of disgrace because the strategy to the realm outdoor the self. It establishes the continuing power and relevance of Shakespeare and gives a clean and fascinating approach of seeing his tragedies.

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