Month: January 2017

Download E-books The Parable and Its Lesson: A Novella (Stanford Studies in Jewish History and C) PDF

S.Y. Agnon used to be the best Hebrew author of the 20th century, and the one Hebrew author to obtain the Nobel Prize for literature. He committed the final years of his existence to writing a big cycle of reports approximately Buczacz, the Galician city (now in Ukraine) during which he grew up. but while those tales have been amassed and released 3 years after Agnon's demise, few took detect. Years handed prior to the brilliance and audacity of Agnon's overdue undertaking can be appreciated.

The Parable and Its Lesson is likely one of the significant tales from this paintings. Set presently after the massacres of countless numbers of Jewish groups within the Ukraine in 1648, it tells the story of a trip into the Netherworld taken through a rabbi and his younger assistant. What the rabbi unearths in his infernal trip is a sequence of troubling theological contradictions that undergo on divine justice. Agnon's tale supplies us a desirable window onto a group within the throes of mourning its losses and reconstituting its non secular, communal, and financial lifestyles within the aftermath of disaster. there's no query that Agnon wrote of the 1648 massacres out of an understanding of the singular catastrophic bloodbath of his personal time—the Holocaust.

James S. Diamond has offers an in depth set of notes to make sure that brand new reader to understand the wealthy cultural global of the textual content. The advent and interpretive essay via Alan Mintz remove darkness from Agnon's grand undertaking for recreating the lifetime of Polish Jewry, and steer the reader during the knots and twists of the plot.

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Download E-books Who's Afraid of James Joyce? (Florida James Joyce) PDF

The improvement of Joycean experiences right into a revered and intensely huge subdiscipline of modernist reports will be traced to the paintings of numerous very important students. between those that did the main to rfile Joyce's paintings, Karen Lawrence can simply be one of that elite cadre.

A retrospective of many years of labor on Joyce, this assortment comprises released magazine articles, ebook chapters, and decisions from her top identified paintings (all up-to-date and revised), in addition to one new essay. that includes attractive shut readings of such Joyce works as Dubliners and Ulysses, it will likely be a great addition to any severe Joycean's library and should turn out super priceless to new generations of Joyce critics seeking to construct on Lawrence's expansive scholarship. either readable and full of life, this paintings may possibly motivate a life of analyzing, re-reading, and instructing Joyce.

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Download E-books Joyce and Militarism (Florida James Joyce) PDF

By Greg Winston

“Greg Winston has produced a wonderful, deeply researched, and lucid tale of Joyce’s exploration of the private and social results of the eu cult of militarism. this can be a major contribution to interpretations of Joyce, capitalizing on either cultural reviews and political techniques. it's loaded with scholarly discoveries that may remove darkness from readings and pleasure readers.”—R. Brandon Kershner, editor of Joyce and renowned Culture

“The army and their family opposite numbers, the police, have been omnipresent on the earth of James Joyce, as used to be militarism within the literature and society that shaped him. Winston ably lines the impression of those realities at the literature Joyce created, works that, as acts of resistance, finally flow towards ingenious demilitarization.”—Thomas Jackson Rice, writer of Cannibal Joyce

each one of James Joyce’s significant works seemed in a 12 months outlined by way of armed clash in eire or continental Europe: Dubliners in 1914 on the outbreak of the 1st global War; A Portrait of the Artist as a tender Man in an analogous 12 months because the 1916 Easter Rising; Ulysses in February 1922,two months after the Anglo-Irish Treaty and some months earlier than the outbreak of the Irish Civil conflict; and Finnegans Wake in 1939, as Joyce complained that the German army’s westward advances upstaged the novel’s release.
           
In Joyce and Militarism, Greg Winston considers those masterworks in mild of the longstanding shadows that army tradition and beliefs forged over the society during which the author lived and wrote. the 1st book-length learn of its sort, this articulate quantity deals unique and fascinating insights into Joyce’s reaction to the army presence in every little thing from schooling and athletics to prostitution and public space.

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Download E-books An Introduction to Literature, Criticism and Theory PDF

By Andrew Bennett

Fresh, unique and compelling, An advent to Literature, feedback and conception is the fundamental advisor to literary reports. beginning at ‘the starting’ and concluding with ‘the end’, the ebook covers themes that diversity from the generic (character, narrative, the writer) to the more odd (secrets, excitement, ghosts). Eschewing summary isms, Bennett and Royle effectively light up advanced rules via attractive without delay with literary works – in order that a examining of Jane Eyre opens up methods of considering racial distinction, while Chaucer, Raymond Chandler and Monty Python are all invoked in a dialogue of literary laughter. every one bankruptcy ends with a story consultant to additional interpreting and the booklet additionally contains a word list and bibliography. The fourth variation has been revised to include well timed new chapters on animals and the surroundings.

A breath of unpolluted air in a box which may frequently appear dry and dauntingly theoretical, this ebook will open the reader’s eyes to the exhilarating probabilities of either studying and learning literature.

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Download E-books Modernists at Odds: Reconsidering Joyce and Lawrence (Florida James Joyce) PDF

“Challenges the unhelpful polarization of Lawrence and Joyce in a lot twentieth-century literary feedback and gives fascinating possible choices to what's without doubt a reductive method of the achievements of either writers.”—Fiona Becket, writer of The whole serious consultant to D. H. Lawrence
 
“A groundbreaking assortment. Sexuality, censorship, publishing, and contention are all taken care of with a clean eye; state-of-the-art archival learn is delivered to the fore; and new views reminiscent of ecocriticism are one of the highlights.”—Susan Mooney, writer of The inventive Censoring of Sexuality
 
Modernism’s so much contentious opponents, James Joyce and D. H. Lawrence, have been polar opposites—stylistically, in my opinion, and professionally—yet their lives, works, and careers endure extraordinary similarities. They shared an analogous literary agent, released within the comparable literary magazines, fought criminal battles opposed to censorship, and have been either pirated by way of Samuel Roth. this is often the 1st e-book to discover the resonances among the 2 writers, shattering the ancient silence among Joyceans and Lawrentians.

The parallels run deep among those epic figures of the literary canon, and this quantity explores the vintage modernist paradoxes shared by way of the 2 writers. either have been immediately syncretists and shatterers, bourgeois cosmopolitans, prudish libertines, displaced nostalgists, and rebels opposed to their local lands. contemplating mutual topics equivalent to gender, category, horseracing, nature, faith, exile, and modernism’s fascination with Egyptology, those essays spotlight the numerous intersections within the significant novels and brief fiction of Joyce and Lawrence. Modernists at Odds is an extended late prolonged comparability of 2 of the main compelling writers of the 20th century.

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Download E-books Sacred Eroticism: George Bataille and Pierre Klossowski in the Latin American Erotic Novel (Bucknell Studies in Latin American Literature and Theory) PDF

By Juan Carlos Ubilluz

Sacred Eroticism addresses a overlooked bankruptcy in Latin American literature, particularly, the impression of Georges Bataille and Pierre Klossowski's atheist mysticism within the Latin American erotic novel of the 20th century.

Combining a Lacanian analytical framework with an (Inter)textualist method. Juan Carlos Ubilluz finds how Julio Cortazar, Salvador Elizondo, Mario Vargas Llosa, and Juan Garcia Ponce followed Sataille and Klossowski's aesthetic and philosophical versions as some extent of departure to rearticulate the fashionable subject's buried size of the sacred via a variety of strategies at the erotic novel's shape. Ubilluz examines the dialectical irruption of those literary experiments into their specific aesthetic, theoretical, and political contexts; displaying, for example, that Cortazar's

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Download E-books Antigone in Modernism: Classicism, Feminism and Theatres of Protest PDF

By Keri Walsh

In 1936, Simone Weil defined Sophocles’s Antigoneto French manufacturing unit
workers as “the tale of a person who, on their lonesome, with none backing, dares
to be against her personal state, to the legislation of that kingdom, to the pinnacle of
its govt, and who's, clearly, quickly placed to death.” Weil’s insistence on
Antigone as a civilian protester, instead of Hegel’s version of female family
virtue, recurs all through writing of the fascist interval. From Virginia Woolf and
Louis MacNeice within the British Isles, to Marguerite Yourcenar and Jean Anouilh in
France, Antigone got here to include the courageous political resistance of the person.
By 1950, Hegel’s influential interpreting of the play as featuring rightful yet
irreconcilable claims appeared able to cave in: “as for Creon,” the Oxford
classicist Gilbert Murray advised a BBC radio viewers after the conflict, “it was once of
course preposterous of Hegel to indicate that that he was once as a lot within the correct as
Antigone and that our sympathies may be flippantly divided.” This partisan
reading of Antigonegrew in power within the post-war interval, inspiring feminist,
pacifist, and post-colonial engagements with the play.

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Download E-books Ending and Unending Agony: On Maurice Blanchot (Lit Z FUP) PDF

Released posthumously, finishing and never-ending Agony is Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe's merely ebook completely dedicated to the French author and essayist Maurice Blanchot (1907-2003). where of Blanchot in Lacoue-Labarthe's concept was once either discreet and profound, related to tricky, agonizing questions on the prestige of literature, with monstrous political and moral stakes.

Together with Plato, Holderlin, Nietzsche, Benjamin, and Heidegger, Blanchot represents a decisive crossroads for Lacoue-Labarthe's primary matters. during this publication, they converge at the query of literature, and particularly of literature as the query of myth--in this example, the parable of the author born of the autobiographical adventure of death.

However, the problems at stake during this come across are usually not simply autobiographical; they entail a constant fight with techniques of figuration and mythicization inherited from the age-old idea of mimesis that permeates Western literature and tradition. As this quantity demonstrates, the originality of Blanchot's inspiration lies in its challenging yet obstinate deconstruction of accurately such processes.

In addition to supplying specific, not easy readings of Blanchot's writings, atmosphere them between these of Montaigne, Rousseau, Freud, Winnicott, Artaud, Bataille, Lacan, Malraux, Leclaire, Derrida, and others, this ebook bargains clean insights into the most important twentieth-century thinkers and a brand new viewpoint on modern debates in eu suggestion, feedback, and aesthetics.

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Download E-books Luminous Traversing: Wallace Stevens and the American Sublime (Katowice Interdisciplinary and Comparative Studies) PDF

By Jacek Gutorow

As Wallace Stevens as soon as wrote, «a poem will be a part of one’s experience of life». This e-book offers a list of readerly and demanding explorations of the poems and lifetime of the yankee poet. the writer reads Stevens’s poems within the context of either the prevailing severe works and the commentaries supplied through the poet himself (essays, letters, occasional notes and posthumous texts), and goals to end up that his creative improvement used to be educated by way of contradictory existential initiatives: teleological, in accordance with Stevens’s assumption of a better self which in its flip is helping to light up the which means and dynamics of the particular life, and demanding, showing on the very second whilst one questions his or her identification and assumes existence to be an open and unfinished strategy.

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Download E-books Macroanalysis: Digital Methods and Literary History (Topics in the Digital Humanities) PDF

By Matthew L. Jockers

In this quantity, Matthew L. Jockers introduces readers to large-scale literary computing and the progressive capability of macroanalysis--a new method of the examine of the literary checklist designed for probing the digital-textual global because it exists this day, in electronic shape and in huge amounts. utilizing computational research to retrieve keywords, words, and linguistic styles throughout millions of texts in electronic libraries, researchers can draw conclusions in keeping with quantifiable proof relating to how literary tendencies are hired over the years, throughout sessions, inside areas, or inside of demographic teams, in addition to how cultural, historic, and societal linkages may well bind person authors, texts, and genres into an combination literary culture.
 
Moving past the restrictions of literary interpretation in response to the "close-reading" of person works, Jockers describes how this new approach to learning huge collections of electronic fabric may also help us to raised comprehend and contextualize the person works inside of these collections.

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