Category: Literary Criticism

Haptic Experience in the Writings of Georges Bataille, by Crispin T. Lee

By Crispin T. Lee

Our sensory relationships with the social and organic global have altered substantially due to fresh advancements in web and different cellular communique applied sciences. We now examine a reveal, we contact both the reveal or a keyboard in keeping with what we see and, in some way, a component of our sensory presence is transmitted in different places. it is usually claimed that this alteration within the means we understand the realm and every different is with out precedent, and is just the results of twenty-first-century lifestyles and applied sciences.

This e-book argues differently. the writer analyses the evolving portrayals of ‘haptic’ sensations - that's, sensations which are immediately tactile and visible - within the theories and prose of the writer-philosophers Georges Bataille (1897-1962), Maurice Blanchot (1907-2003) and Michel Serres (1930-).

In exploring haptic notion within the works of Bataille, Blanchot and Serres, the writer examines haptic theories postulated through Aloïs Riegl, Laura U. Marks, Mark Paterson and Jean-Luc Nancy.

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The Greek Way by Edith Hamilton

By Edith Hamilton

The purpose of this paintings isn't a historical past of occasions yet an account of the success and spirit of Greece.
"Five hundred years earlier than Christ in a bit city at the a ways western border of the settled and civilizaed international, an odd new strength was once at paintings. . . . Athens had entered upon her short and sumptuous flowering of genius which so molded the area of brain and of spirit that our brain and spirit this present day are varied. . . . What used to be then produced of artwork and of concept hasn't ever been surpasses and intensely hardly equalled, and the stamp of it really is upon the entire artwork and the entire considered the Western world."

A perennial favourite in lots of diverse variations, Edith Hamilton's best-selling The Greek Way captures the spirit and achievements of Greece within the 5th century B.C. A retired headmistress whilst she started her writing occupation within the Thirties, Hamilton instantly confirmed a amazing skill to carry the area of historic Greece to lifestyles, introducing that international to the 20 th century. The long island Times known as The Greek Way a "book of either cultural and significant importance."

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Spartacus: Film and History by Martin M. Winkler

By Martin M. Winkler

This is often the 1st booklet systematically to investigate Kirk Douglas’ and Stanley Kubrick’s depiction of the slave insurrection led through Spartacus from various ancient, political, and cinematic perspectives.* Examines the film’s use of old resources, the traditional historic contexts, the political importance of the movie, the background of its censorship and recovery, and its position in movie history.* contains crucial passages from historic authors’ studies of the slave rebellion in translation.

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Comparative Journeys: Essays on Literature and Religion East by Anthony C. Yu

By Anthony C. Yu

Publish 12 months note: First released October 14, 2008
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Throughout his educational profession, Anthony C. Yu has hired a comparative method of literary research that can pay cautious cognizance to the non secular and philosophical parts of chinese language and Western texts. His mastery of either canons continues to be unrivaled within the box, and his gigantic wisdom of the contexts that gave upward push to every culture provides the principles for perfect comparative scholarship.

In those essays, Yu explores the overlap among literature and faith in chinese language and Western literature. He opens with a significant process for pertaining to texts to faith and follows with a number of essays that practice this method of unmarried texts in discrete traditions: the Greek faith in Prometheus; Christian theology in Milton; historical chinese language philosophical inspiration in Laozi; and chinese language spiritual syncretism in The trip to the West.

Yu's essays juxtapose chinese language and Western texts& mdash; Cratylus subsequent to Xunzi, for example& mdash;and talk about their dating to language and topics, comparable to liberal Greek schooling opposed to normal schooling in China. He compares a selected Western textual content and faith to a selected chinese language textual content and faith. He considers the Divina Commedia within the context of Catholic theology along the adventure to the West because it pertains to chinese language syncretism, united through the topic of pilgrimage. but Yu's concentration isn't totally tied to the classics. He additionally considers the fight for human rights in China and the way this subject pertains to historic chinese language social idea and smooth notions of rights within the West.

"In nearly each high-cultural system," Yu writes, "be it the Indic, the Islamic, the Sino-Japanese, or the Judeo& mdash;Christian, the literary culture has built in intimate& mdash;indeed, usually intertwining-relation to spiritual idea, perform, establishment, and symbolism." Comparative Journeys is a big step towards unraveling this complexity, revealing during the expert remark of texts the intense intimacy among supposedly disparate languages and cultures.

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How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading by Mortimer J. Adler, Charles Van Doren

By Mortimer J. Adler, Charles Van Doren

How to learn a Book, initially released in 1940, has develop into an extraordinary phenomenon, a living vintage. it's the top and such a lot profitable consultant to analyzing comprehension for the overall reader. And now it's been thoroughly rewritten and up to date.
you're instructed concerning the a variety of degrees of interpreting and the way to accomplish them -- from straight forward studying, via systematic skimming and inspectional studying, to hurry studying, you the way to pigeonhole a e-book, X-ray it, extract the author's message, criticize. you're taught the several interpreting strategies for examining functional books, inventive literature, performs, poetry, historical past, technological know-how and arithmetic, philosophy and social technological know-how.
eventually, the authors provide a steered examining record and provide analyzing assessments wherein you could degree your individual growth in interpreting abilities, comprehension and velocity.

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After the Final No: Samuel Beckett's Trilogy by Thomas Cousineau

By Thomas Cousineau

This research explores the dialectic of destruction and renewal within the paintings that Samuel Beckett considered as his masterpiece: the trilogy of novels he wrote after international warfare II. It translates the trilogy as proposing a subversive critique of the 3 idols -- mom, father, and self -- to which humanity has searched for security and counsel all through history.

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Note: no ocr.

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A Temple of Texts by William H. Gass

By William H. Gass

Winner of the 2007 Truman Capote Award for Literary feedback, A Temple of Texts is the most recent serious assortment from one in every of America's maximum essayists and novelists. the following, William H. Gass can pay homage to the readerly facet of the literary event by means of turning his severe sensibility upon all of the books that formed his personal improvement as a reader, author, and individual.

With essays on figures starting from William Shakespeare and Gertrude Stein to Flann O'Brien and Robert Burton, Gass creates a "temple" of readerly devotion, a suite of serious explorations as amazing and incisive as readers have come to count on from this literary grasp, but additionally an incredibly own window into the author's personal literary improvement.

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Women, Gender and Disaster: Global Issues and Initiatives by Elaine Enarson, P. G. Dhar Chakrabarti

By Elaine Enarson, P. G. Dhar Chakrabarti

Girls, Gender and catastrophe: international concerns and projects examines gender in the context of catastrophe danger administration. It argues for gender mainstreaming as an efficient method in the direction of reaching catastrophe possibility aid and mitigating post-disaster gender disparity. Highlighting that gender inequalities pervade all features of lifestyles, it analyses the failure to enforce inclusive and gender-sensitive ways to reduction and rehabilitation paintings. whereas analyzing optimistic recommendations for switch, the gathering makes a speciality of ladies s wisdom, functions, management and event in group source administration. The authors emphasize that those strengths in ladies, that are required for construction resilience to risks and mess ups, are usually missed. This well timed booklet can be tremendous invaluable to coverage makers and execs energetic within the box of catastrophe administration and to teachers and scholars in gender reviews, social paintings, environmental stories and improvement experiences.

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Beckett, Lacan, and the Voice (Samuel Beckett in Company) by Llewellyn Brown

By Llewellyn Brown

The voice traverses Beckett's paintings in its entirety, defining its area and its constitution. Emanating from an indeterminate resource located open air the narrators and characters, whereas permeating the very phrases they utter, it proves to be incessant. it could then again be violently intrusive, or include a soothing presence. Literary production can be charged with reworking the mortification it inflicts right into a vivifying dating to language. within the exploration undertaken right here, Lacanian psychoanalysis deals the ability to procedure the voice's a number of and essentially paradoxical points as regards to language that founds the subject's important relation to life. faraway from trying to impose a inflexible and simply summary framework, this learn goals to spotlight the singularity and complexity of Beckett's paintings, and to stipulate a probably substantial box of research.

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Aimé Césaire by Romuald Fonkoua

By Romuald Fonkoua

Ecrivain, poète, dramaturge, militant politique, Aimé Césaire (1913-2008) est l'un des acteurs prépondérants de l. a. révolution noire qui s'est jouée sur tous les continents dans l'après-guerre. Mais cet homme du monde incarne d'abord l'intellectuel français, dont l'histoire et l. a. vie jalonnent les grands moments de notre histoire.

Il y a cent ans naissait Aimé Césaire. De l. a. Martinique à l'Assemblée nationale, sa vie est jalonnée de rencontres décisives et d'amitiés essentielles. Poète, politique et dramaturge, Césaire incarne avec Brio los angeles determine de l'intellectuel noir dont les idées, les œuvres et l'action ont accompagné l'histoire de tous les opprimés et colonisés du XXe siècle. Soulignant sa prose remarquable au provider de factors justes, l'auteur insiste également sur son amour inconditionnel pour l. a. scène théâtrale.

Professeur de littérature francophone à l'université Paris-Sorbonne où il dirige le centre overseas d'études francophones (CIEF), Romuald Fonkoua est également professeur à Middlebury Collège (Vermont, États-Unis) et rédacteur en chef de los angeles revue Présence africaine.
Cet ouvrage a obtenu le prix Robert Delavignette de l'Académie des sciences d'outre-mer.

3Une biographie très documentée, aussi admirative qu'inspirée. "
Catherine Golliau, Le Point

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