Download E-books Being Numerous: Poetry and the Ground of Social Life (20/21) PDF

By Oren Izenberg

"Because i'm really not silent," George Oppen wrote, "the poems are bad." What does it suggest for the goodness of an artwork to depend on its disappearance? In Being Numerous, Oren Izenberg deals a brand new strategy to comprehend the divisions that manage twentieth-century poetry. He argues that crucial clash isn't among kinds or aesthetic politics, yet among poets who search to maintain or produce the incommensurable particularity of expertise through making robust items, and poets whose radical dedication to summary personhood turns out altogether incompatible with experience--and with poems.

Reading around the obvious gulf that separates conventional and avant-garde poets, Izenberg unearths the typical philosophical urgency that lies in the back of different varieties of poetic difficulty--from Yeats's esoteric symbolism and Oppen's minimalism and silence to O'Hara's cheerful slightness and the Language poets' rejection of conventional aesthetic satisfactions. For those poets, what starts off as a realistic query in regards to the behavior of literary life--what distinguishes a poet or crew of poets?--ends up as an ontological inquiry approximately social existence: what's somebody and the way is a group attainable? within the face of the violence and dislocation of the 20th century, those poets face up to their will to mastery, draw back from the sensual richness in their most powerful paintings, and undermine the particularity in their resourceful and ethical visions--all on the way to let personhood itself to grow to be an indisputable fact making an unrefusable claim.

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Download E-books The Thing: A Phenomenology of Horror PDF

By Dylan Trigg

What is the human physique? either the main commonly used and unusual of items, the physique is the centre of expertise but additionally the location of a prehistory anterior to any adventure. Alien and uncanny, this different aspect of the physique has all too usually been neglected via phenomenology. In confronting this oversight, Dylan Trigg's the article redefines phenomenology as a species of realism, which he phrases unhuman phenomenology. faraway from being the car of a human voice, this unhuman phenomenology supplies expression to the alien materiality on the restrict of expertise. by way of fusing the philosophies of Merleau-Ponty, Husserl, and Levinas with the horrors of John chippie, David Cronenberg, and H.P. Lovecraft, Trigg explores the ways that an unhuman phenomenology positions the physique out of time. straight away a problem to conventional notions of phenomenology, the item is additionally a well timed rejoinder to modern philosophies of realism. the result's not anything under a rebirth of phenomenology as redefined in the course of the lens of horror.

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Download E-books A Perfect Vacuum PDF

By Stanislaw Lem

In A ideal Vacuum, Stanislaw Lem provides a suite of ebook studies of nonexistent works of literature--works that, in lots of instances, couldn't very likely be written. Embracing postmodernism's "games for video games' sake" ethos, Lem joins the competition with hilarious and ugly effects, lampooning the movement's self-indulgence and exploiting its mannerisms.

Beginning with a assessment of his personal e-book, Lem strikes directly to tackles (or create pastiches of) the French new novel, James Joyce, pornography, authorless writing, and Dostoevsky, whereas even as ranging throughout clinical subject matters, from cosmology to the pervasiveness of desktops. the result's a metafictional journey de strength by means of one of many world's preferred writers.

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Download E-books The Bayeux Tapestry: A Critically Annotated Bibliography PDF

Commanding its personal museum and over two hundred years of exam, statement and scholarship, the enormous embroidery, recognized popularly because the Bayeux Tapestry and documenting William the Conqueror’s invasion of britain in October 1066, might be an important surviving artifact of the center a long time. This extraordinary cloth, either celebrated and panned, is either enigmatic paintings and confounding historic list. With over 1780 entries, Szabo and Kuefler supply the most important and so much seriously annotated bibliography at the Tapestry ever written.

Notably, the Bayeux Tapestry has produced probably the most compelling questions of the medieval interval: Who commissioned it and for what goal? What was once the meant venue for its exhibit? Who used to be the dressmaker and who completed the large job of its manufacture? How does it tell our knowing of eleventh-century lifestyles? And who used to be the mysterious Aelfgyva, depicted within the Tapestry’s major sign up? This ebook is an attempt to trap and describe the scholarship that makes an attempt to reply to those questions. however the bibliography additionally displays the recognition of the Tapestry in literature protecting a shockingly vast array of topics. The inclusion of this fabric will support destiny students who could learn references to the paintings in modern non-fiction and well known works in addition to use of the Bayeux Tapestry as a prime and secondary resource within the school room.

The monographs, articles and different works stated during this bibliography mirror dozens of study parts. significant topics are: the Tapestry as a resource of knowledge for eleventh-century fabric tradition, its function in telling the tale of the conflict of Hastings and occasions best as much as the invasion, patronage of the Tapestry, biographical aspect on recognized historic figures within the Tapestry, palms and armor, medieval struggle process and strategies, opus anglicanum (the Anglo-Saxon needlework tradition), maintenance and reveal of the artifact, the Tapestry’s position in medieval artwork, the embroidery’s depiction of medieval and Romanesque structure, and the lifetime of the Bayeux Tapestry itself.

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Download E-books Hugging the Shore: Essays and Criticism PDF

By John Updike

WINNER OF THE nationwide ebook CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD
 
“Writing feedback is to writing fiction and poetry as hugging the shore is to crusing within the open sea,” writes John Updike in his Foreword to this choice of literary issues. however the sailor doth protest an excessive amount of: This assortment starts off someplace close to deep water, with a flotilla of brief fiction, humor items, and private essays, or even the least of the reports here—those that “come approximately and draw even toward the land with one other nine-point quotation”—are unusual through a novelist’s sort, perception, and accuracy, not only floor sparkle. certainly, as James Atlas commented, the main sizeable severe articles, on Melville, Hawthorne, and Whitman, exit so far as Updike’s fiction: they're “the type of formidable scholarly reappraisal now not noticeable during this kingdom because the demise of Edmund Wilson.” With Hugging the Shore, Michiko Kakutani wrote, Updike proven himself “as a tremendous and enduring severe voice; certainly, because the pre-eminent critic of his generation.”

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Download E-books Writing Against the Family: Gender in Lawrence and Joyce PDF

This first feminist book-length comparability of D. H. Lawrence and James Joyce deals amazing new readings of many of the novelists’ most vital works, together with Lawrence’s Man Who Died and Joyce’s Finnegans Wake.

Cynthia Lewiecki-Wilson argues feminist reader needs to inevitably learn with and opposed to theories of psychoanalysis to envision the assumptions approximately gender embedded inside of relatives kinfolk and psychologies of gender present in the 2 authors’ works. She demanding situations the assumption that Lawrence and Joyce are opposites, inhabiting opposite modernist camps; as an alternative they're on a continuum, with either engaged in a reimagination of gender relations.

Lewiecki-Wilson demonstrates that either Lawrence and Joyce write opposed to a history of relations fabric utilizing kin plots and relatives settings. whereas earlier discussions of family members kinfolk in literature haven't wondered assumptions in regards to the kinfolk and approximately intercourse roles inside it, Lewiecki-Wilson submits the structures of that means during which gender is construed to a feminist research. She reexamines Lawrence and Joyce from the viewpoint of feminist psychoanalysis, which, she argues, isn't really a collection of ideals or a unmarried conception yet a feminist perform that analyzes how platforms of which means construe gender and bring a psychology of gender.

Lewiecki-Wilson argues opposed to a concept of illustration in line with gender, in spite of the fact that, concluding that Lawrence’s and Joyce’s texts, in numerous methods, try the assumption of a feminine aesthetic. She analyzes Lawrence’s portrait of kin family in Sons and enthusiasts, The Rainbow, and Women in Love and compares Joyce’s Portrait of the Artist as a tender guy with Lawrence’s autobiographical textual content. She then indicates that Portrait begins a deconstruction of structures of which means that keeps and raises in Joyce’s later paintings, together with Ulysses.

Lewiecki-Wilson concludes through exhibiting that Lawrence, Joyce, and Freud relate family members fabric to Egyptian fantasy of their writings. She identifies Freud’s essay "Leonardo da Vinci and a reminiscence of formative years" as a tremendous resource for Joyce’s Finnegans Wake, which portrays underneath the gendered person a root androgyny and asserts an unfixed, evolutionary view of relatives relations.

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Download E-books Hesiodic Voices: Studies in the Ancient Reception of Hesiod's Works and Days (Cambridge Classical Studies) PDF

This e-book selects vital texts illustrating the literary reception of Hesiod's Works and Days in antiquity and considers how those moments have been the most important in fashioning the belief of 'didactic literature'. A critical bankruptcy considers the advance of historic rules approximately didactic poetry, depending no longer rather a lot on specific serious idea as on how Hesiod was once learn and used from the earliest interval of reception onwards. different chapters think of Hesiodic reception within the archaic poetry of Alcaeus and Simonides, within the classical prose of Plato, Xenophon and Isocrates, within the Aesopic culture, and within the imperial prose of Dio Chrysostom and Lucian; there's additionally a groundbreaking research of Plutarch's wide remark at the Works and Days and an account of old rules of Hesiod's linguistic variety. this can be a significant and leading edge contribution to the learn of Hesiod's amazing poem and to the Greek literary engagement with the earlier.

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Download E-books How the Russians Read the French: Lermontov, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy PDF

By Priscilla Meyer

Russian writers of the 19th century have been relatively consciously making a new nationwide literary culture. They observed themselves self-consciously via Western eu eyes, immediately admiring Europe and feeling not as good as it. This ambivalence was once maybe so much keenly felt in terms of France, whose language and tradition had formed the realm of the Russian aristocracy from the time of Catherine the Great.
            In How the Russians learn the French, Priscilla Meyer exhibits how Mikhail Lermontov, Fyodor Dostoevsky, and Lev Tolstoy engaged with French literature and tradition to outline their very own positions as Russian writers with in particular Russian aesthetic and ethical values. Rejecting French sensationalism and what they perceived as a scarcity of spirituality between Westerners, those 3 writers tried to create ethical and philosophical artistic endeavors that drew on assets deemed extra applicable to a Russian worldview, really Pushkin and the Gospels. via shut readings of A Hero of Our Time, Crime and Punishment, and Anna Karenina, Meyer argues that every of those nice Russian authors takes the French culture as a thesis, proposes his personal antithesis, and creates in his novel a synthesis intended to foster a surely Russian nationwide culture, unfastened from imitation of Western models.
 
Winner, college of Southern California ebook Prize in Literary and Cultural reports, American organization for the development of Slavic Studies

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