Category: Literary Criticism

T.S. Eliot and the Failure to Connect: Satire on Modern by G. Douglas Atkins

By G. Douglas Atkins

This stimulating and provocative ebook specializes in the failure to attach that T.S. Eliot observed environment in through the 17th century.

With exact awareness to The Waste Land and 'Gerontion,' G. Douglas Atkins indicates that Eliot roundly satirized sleek misunderstandings and urges readers to make the connections that the "wastelanders" fail to make.

Thus, a brand new method of studying Eliot opens up, in response to feedback he himself made within the prose and enacted within the poetry.

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Oranges and Peanuts for Sale by Eliot Weinberger

By Eliot Weinberger

A number of the twenty-eight essays in Oranges & Peanuts for Sale have seemed in translation in seventeen international locations; a few have by no means been released in English sooner than. They contain introductions for books of avant-garde poets; collaborations with visible artists, and articles for courses corresponding to The big apple evaluate of Books, The London overview of Books, and October.

One part makes a speciality of writers and literary works: unusual stories from classical and glossy China; the Psalms in translation: a skeptical examine E. B. White’s New York. one other part is a continuation of Weinberger’s celebrated political articles accrued in What occurred the following: Bush Chronicles (a finalist for the nationwide Books Critics Circle Award), together with a sequel to “What I Heard approximately Iraq,” which the Guardian referred to as the single antiwar “classic” of the Iraq conflict. a brand new installment of his excellent associated “serial essay,” An Elemental Thing, takes us on a trip down the Yangtze River through the Sung Dynasty.

The reader also will locate the not likely convergences among Samuel Beckett and Octavio Paz, images and anthropology, and, in fact, oranges and peanuts, in addition to an encomium for Obama, a manifesto on translation, a short visual appeal through Shiva, and reflections at the colour blue, dying, exoticism, Susan Sontag, and the humanities and battle.

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On Beckett: Essays and Criticism (Revised Edition)

“On Beckett: Essays and Criticism” is the 1st selection of writings in regards to the Nobel Prize–winning writer that covers the whole spectrum of his paintings, and likewise gives a unprecedented glimpse of the non-public Beckett. extra has been written approximately Samuel Beckett than approximately the other author of this century – numerous books and articles facing him are in print, and the development maintains geometrically. “On Beckett” brings jointly one of the most perceptive writings from the great quantity of scrutiny that has been lavished at the guy; as well as greatly learn essays there are contributions from extra vague assets, viewpoints no longer usually obvious. jointly they enable the reader to go into the realm of a author whose paintings has left an impression at the cognizance of our time might be unequalled via that of the other fresh artistic mind's eye.

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William Blake: His Philosophy and Symbols by S. Foster Damon

By S. Foster Damon

This scarce antiquarian publication is a facsimile reprint of the unique. because of its age, it could include imperfections corresponding to marks, notations, marginalia and improper pages. simply because we think this paintings is culturally vital, now we have made it on hand as a part of our dedication for safeguarding, keeping, and selling the world's literature in reasonable, top of the range, smooth versions which are precise to the unique paintings.

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Woolf and Lessing: Breaking the Mold by Roberta Rubenstein, Ruth Saxton, Jean Tobin, Claire Sprague,

By Roberta Rubenstein, Ruth Saxton, Jean Tobin, Claire Sprague, Magali Cornier Michael, Christine W. Sizemore, Lisa Tyler, Linda E. Chown

Whereas scholarship on Virginia Woolf and Doris Lessing separately has grown lately, this can be the 1st booklet to envision jointly those nice writers of the 20th century. Its 4 thematic sections interact readers and students in different provocative modern matters: lady subjectivity, types of women's fiction, the advanced courting among brain and physique, mother/daughter relationships, and women's getting older.

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Higher Gossip: Essays and Criticism by John Updike

By John Updike

A suite either intimate and beneficiant of the eloquent, insightful, fantastically written prose works that John Updike used to be compiling while he died in January 2009.

This number of miscellaneous prose opens with a self-portrait of the author in wintry weather, a Prospero who, even though he fears his such a lot stunning performances are at the back of him, unearths himself in each sentence to be in deep dialog with the assets of his magic. It concludes with a relocating meditation on a latest international robbed of imagination--a international with no faith, with no art--and at the problems of religion in a disbelieving age. In among are formerly uncollected tales and poems, a competition of scenes from seventeenth-century Massachusetts, 5 past due "golf dreams," and a number of other of Updike's commentaries on his personal paintings. on the middle of the booklet are his matchless reviews--of John Cheever, Ann Patchett, Toni Morrison, William Maxwell, John le Carré, and essays on Aimee Semple McPherson, Max issue, and Albert Einstein, between others. additionally integrated are twenty years of paintings criticism--on Chardin, El Greco, Blake, Turner, Van Gogh, Max Ernest, and more.

Updike's feedback is gossip of the top order, brought in an intimate and beneficiant voice.

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The Rilke Alphabet by Ulrich Baer

By Ulrich Baer

Ulrich Baer's The Rilke Alphabet will shock and pleasure tested fanatics of Rilke, intrigue rookies, and persuade all readers of the facility of poetry to penetrate the mysteries and confusion of our world.

The enduring energy of Rainer Maria Rilke's poetry rests together with his declare that each one we want for a greater lifestyles in the world is already given to us, within the the following and now. In twenty-six enticing and available essays, Ulrich Baer's The Rilke Alphabet examines this promise through one of many maximum poets in any culture that even the smallest ignored note might free up life's mysteries to us.

Fueled by way of an unebbing ardour and certainly love for Rilke's poetry, Baer examines twenty-six phrases that aren't in basic terms unforeseen but additionally complex, debatable, or even scandalous in Rilke's paintings. In twenty-six enchanting essays that eschew jargon and teutonic learnedness for the pleasures and dangers of unflinchingly enticing with an excellent artist's genius, Baer sheds new gentle on Rilke's politics, his inventive approach, and his private and enduring innovations approximately lifestyles, paintings, politics, sexuality, love, and death.

The Rilke Alphabet indicates how Rilke's paintings offers an uncannily apt advisor to lifestyles even in our vexingly postmodern situation. if it is a love letter to frogs, a troublesome short infatuation with Mussolini, a sustained mirrored image at the Buddha, the evasion of the impact of robust precursors, or the unambiguous statement that freedom needs to be lived so that it will be identified, Rilke's writings pull us deeply into life.

Baer's decades-long engagement with Rilke as a pupil, translator, and editor of Rilke's writings permits him to bare special features of Rilke's paintings. The Rilke Alphabet will shock and enjoyment Rilke enthusiasts, intrigue rookies to his paintings, and deepen each reader's experience of the ability of poetry to penetrate the mysteries and confusions of our global.

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Books, Movies, Rhythm, Blues: Twenty Years of Writing About by Nick Hornby

By Nick Hornby

EISBN-13: 9780698156906

A new selection of nonfiction writing on tradition from the bestselling writer of High Fidelity.

Books, videos, Rhythm, Blues brings jointly the easiest of Nick Hornby's non-fiction items on movie and television, writers and painters and track, and together with one extraordinary fragment of autobiography. With material starting from the Sundance competition to Abbey highway Studios, from P.G. Wodehouse to The West Wing, those are items that 'were written for enjoyable, or simply because I felt I had issues to claim and time to assert them, or as the commissions have been strange and creative, or simply because ... i used to be being requested to move someplace I had by no means been before.'

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Prétextes by André Gide

By André Gide

Publié pour l. a. première fois en 1903, ce quantity contient :
DEUX CONFÉRENCES : De l’influence en littérature ; Les Limites de l’Art — AUTOUR DE M. BARRÈS : À propos des Déracinés ; l. a. querelle du peuplier (Réponse à M. Maurras) ; los angeles Normandie et le Bas-Languedoc — LETTRES À ANGÈLE : I. Mirbeau, Curel, Hauptmann ; II. Signoret, Jammes ; III. Les naturistes ; IV. Barrès, Maeterlinck ; V. Verhaeren, Pierre Louys ; VI. Stevenson et du nationalisme en littérature ; VII. De quelques récentes idolâtries ; VIII. Sada Yacco ; IX. De quelques jeunes gens du Midi ; X. Les Mille Nuits et une Nuit du Dr Mardrus ; XI. Max Stirner et l’individualisme ; XII. Nietzsche — QUELQUES LIVRES : Villiers de l’Isle-Adam ; Maurice Léon ; Camille Mauclair ; Henri de Régnier ; Dr J.-C. Mardrus (Les Mille Nuits et une Nuit) ; Saint-Georges de Bouhélier ; Lettre à M. Saint-Georges de Bouhélier — SUPPLÉMENT : Francis Jammes ; Saint-Georges de Bouhélier ; Henri de Régnier ; Octave Mirbeau — IN MEMORIAM : Stéphane Mallarmé ; Emmanuel Signoret ; Oscar Wilde.

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The Critical Twilight: Explorations in the Ideology of by John Fekete

By John Fekete

First released in 1977, this ebook was once the 1st to map generally the ideological typography of the Anglo-American culture of literary thought. It interrogates, comprehensively and intimately, the assumptions and express improvement inside severe rules from I. A. Richards and T. S. Eliot, via John Crowe Ransom and the recent feedback, to Northrop Frye and Marshall NcLuhan. This research unearths the Anglo-American culture of literary-cultural conception is so much thoroughly intelligible in the total box of social attention as an ideology of innovative cultural clarification. opposed to a historical past of ideological improvement due to the fact nineteenth-century Romanticism, John Fekete illuminates the limits of literary ideology relating to the shapes and alterations of contemporary tradition and society.

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