Download E-books The Fate of Ideas: Seductions, Betrayals, Appraisals PDF

As editor of the quarterly Salmagundi for the earlier fifty years, Robert Boyers has been at the innovative of advancements in politics, tradition, and the humanities. Reflecting on his collaborations and quarrels with a number of the 20th century's such a lot transformative writers, artists, and thinkers, Boyers writes a unconditionally unique highbrow memoir that carefully confronts chosen points of up to date society.

Organizing his chapters round particular rules, Boyers anatomizes the method through which they fall out and in of favor and sometimes confuse those that so much ardently embody them. In provocative encounters with authority, constancy, "the other," excitement, and quite a lot of different themes, Boyers tells colourful tales approximately his personal existence and, within the technique, reports the destiny of principles in a society dedicated to alter and ailing outfitted to evaluate the losses entailed in modernity. one of the writers who look in those pages are Susan Sontag and V. S. Naipaul, Jamaica Kincaid and J. M. Coetzee, in addition to figures drawn from all walks of existence, together with untrue husbands, psychoanalysts, terrorists, and besotted good looks lovers.

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Download E-books Where is Language?: An Anthropologist's Questions on Language, Literature and Performance PDF

Language is primary to human adventure and our figuring out of who we're, no matter if written or unwritten, sung or spoken. yet what's language and the way can we list it? the place does it live? Does it exist and evolve inside of written resources, in functionality, within the brain or in speech?

For too lengthy, ethnographic, aesthetic and sociolinguistic stories of language have remained except analyses rising from traditions comparable to literature and function. Where is Language? argues for a extra advanced and contextualized figuring out of language throughout this diversity of disciplines, attractive with key matters, together with orality, literacy, narrative, ideology, functionality and the human groups during which those happen.

Eminent anthropologist Ruth Finnegan attracts jointly a life of ethnographic case reports, studying and private observation to discover the jobs and nature of language in cultures the world over, from West Africa to the South Pacific. via combining study and reflections, Finnegan discusses the multi-modality of language to supply an account no longer easily of vocabulary and grammar, yet one that questions the significance of cultural settings and the essence of human conversation itself.

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Download E-books Between Philosophy and Literature: Bakhtin and the Question of the Subject PDF

By Daphna Erdinast-Vulcan

This is an unique examining of Mikhail Bakhtin within the context of Western philosophical traditions and counter-traditions. The e-book portrays Bakhtin as a Modernist philosopher torn among an ideological secularity and a profound non secular sensibility, at all times considering questions of ethics and impelled to show from philosophy to literature as differently of knowing.

Most significant reviews of Bakhtin spotlight the fragmented and it appears discontinuous nature of his paintings. Erdinast-Vulcan emphasizes, in its place, the underlying coherence of the Bakhtinian undertaking, interpreting its inherent ambivalences as an intersection of philosophical, literary, and mental insights into the dynamics of embodied subjectivity. Bakhtin's flip to literature and poetry, in addition to the dissatisfactions that encouraged it, align him with 3 different "exilic" Continental philosophers who have been his contemporaries: Bergson, Merleau-Ponty, and Levinas. Adopting Bakhtin's personal open-ended method of the human sciences, the booklet levels a sequence of philosophical encounters among those thinkers, highlighting their respective itineraries and impasses, and producing a Bakhtinian synergy of ideas.

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Download E-books Poetic Affairs: Celan, Grunbein, Brodsky (Verbal Arts: Studies in Poetics) PDF

By Michael Eskin

Poetic Affairs bargains with the advanced and engaging interface among literature and lifestyles in the course of the prism of the lives and works of 3 striking poets: the German-Jewish poet and Holocaust survivor, Paul Celan (1920–1970); the Leningrad local, U.S. poet laureate, and Nobel Prize winner, Joseph Brodsky (1940–1996); and Germany's optimal modern poet, Durs Grünbein (born 1962). concentrating on their poetic dialogues with such interlocutors as Shakespeare, Seneca, and Byron, respectively—veritable amorous affairs unfolding in and during poetry—Eskin bargains unparalleled readings of Celan's, Brodsky's, and Grünbein's lives and works and discloses the ways that poetry articulates and is still trustworthy to the manifold "truths"—historical, political, poetic, erotic—determining human lifestyles.

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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 innovative power of macroanalysis--a new method of the examine of the literary list designed for probing the digital-textual global because it exists at the present time, in electronic shape and in huge amounts. utilizing computational research to retrieve key phrases, words, and linguistic styles throughout hundreds of thousands of texts in electronic libraries, researchers can draw conclusions in accordance with quantifiable proof relating to how literary developments are hired over the years, throughout classes, inside of areas, or inside demographic teams, in addition to how cultural, historic, and societal linkages could bind person authors, texts, and genres into an combination literary culture.
Moving past the constraints 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 help us to raised comprehend and contextualize the person works inside these collections.

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Download E-books Theorists of Modernist Poetry: T.S. Eliot, T.E. Hulme, Ezra Pound (Routledge Critical Thinkers) PDF

By Rebecca Beasley

Modernist poetry heralded a thorough new aesthetic of experimentation, pioneering new verse kinds and matters, and altering the very concept of what it intended to be a poet. This quantity examines T.S. Eliot, T.E. Hulme and Ezra Pound, 3 of the main influential figures of the modernist circulation, and argues that we can't dissociate their daring, artistic poetic types from their profoundly engaged theories of social and political reform.

Tracing the advanced theoretical foundations of modernist poetics, Rebecca Beasley examines:

  • the aesthetic modes and theories that shaped a context for modernism
  • the impact of latest philosophical hobbies
  • the modernist critique of democracy
  • the value of the 1st international conflict
  • modernism’s programmes for social reform.

This quantity bargains worthwhile perception into the modernist stream, in addition to demonstrating the deep impression of the 3 poets at the form and values of the self-discipline of English Literature itself. Theorists of Modernist Poetry is proper not just to scholars of modernism, yet to all people with an curiosity in why we examine, train, learn and evaluation literature the best way we do.

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Download E-books This Timecoloured Place: The Time-Space Binarism in the Novels of James Joyce. Preface by Michal Glowiński (Katowice Interdisciplinary and Comparative Studies) PDF

By Agnieszka Graff

Within the cultural debates of modernism the innovations of time and area have been juxtaposed, representing disparate sensibilities, kinds of paintings, even political camps. Artists and thinkers of the period took aspects: with time, i.e. all that's fluid and transitory, or with house, i.e. constitution and permanence. The «space-time wars» concerned such key figures as Henri Bergson, Wyndham Lewis and Gertrude Stein. Joyce was once either a player - person who usually replaced camps - and an avid chronicler and interpreter of the clash. This examine employs smooth narrative concept to learn Joyce throughout the time-space binarism. Philosophical and cultural history is tested, achieving again to Aristotle, Giordano Bruno, St. Augustine, Lessing, and Bergson. the tale of the talk itself is informed in a few element. subsequent, its lines are tested in A Portrait of the Artist, Ulysses and at last Finnegans Wake, learn the following as an attempt to go beyond the competition. a lot awareness is paid to Joyce feedback; it's argued that the common sense of the binarism underlies a lot of what has been stated approximately his texts.

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Download E-books Chaucer's Pilgrims: An Historical Guide to the Pilgrims in The Canterbury Tales PDF

Chaucer's Canterbury Tales is without doubt one of the oldest and most generally studied works of English literature. The stories offer a glimpse of medieval existence, and the professions of the pilgrims determine prominently within the poetry. To have a transparent figuring out of Chaucer's paintings, the reader must learn about the vocations of the pilgrims. For a few six hundred years, this data has been tough to find. This reference paintings very easily synthesizes and discusses information regarding the profession of every of Chaucer's pilgrims and offers an historic context.

The quantity includes person entries for every of Chaucer's pilgrims, and the entries proportion the same structure to foster comparability. each one access comprises 3 elements. First, the pilgrim's career is mentioned when it comes to the day-by-day regimen of the medieval profession. moment, the vocation is tested by way of its mirrored image within the story informed through the pilgrim. 3rd, the vocation and the story are mentioned, whilst attainable, relating to the descriptions of the characters supplied within the normal Prologue. each one access contains a bibliography, and the quantity concludes with a listing of works for additional reading.

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Download E-books Tragic Coleridge PDF

By Chris Murray

To Samuel Taylor Coleridge, tragedy was once no longer completely a literary mode, yet a philosophy to interpret the historical past that spread out round him. Tragic Coleridge explores the tragic imaginative and prescient of life that Coleridge derived from Classical drama, Shakespeare, Milton and modern German concept. Coleridge seen the hardships of the Romantic interval, just like the catastrophes of Greek tragedy, as levels in a means of humanity’s total purification. providing new readings of canonical poems, in addition to overlooked performs and demanding works, Chris Murray elaborates Coleridge’s tragic imaginative and prescient on the subject of a number of thinkers, from Plato and Aristotle to George Steiner and Raymond Williams. He attracts comparisons with the works of Blake, the Shelleys, and Keats to discover the standards that formed Coleridge’s perception of tragedy, together with the origins of sacrifice, advancements in Classical scholarship, theories of suggestion and the author’s quest for civic prestige. With cycles of disaster and catharsis in every single place in his works, Coleridge depicted the realm as a domain of tragic purgation, and wrote himself into it as an embattled sage certified to mediate the vicissitudes of his age.

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Download E-books The Tale of the Tribe: Ezra Pound and the Modern Verse Epic PDF

Michael Andre Bernstein deals a scientific research of the culture of recent epic poetry--its diversified structural difficulties and their varied yet inter-related strategies, and considers matters vital to modern literary and philosophical theory.

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