The Cambridge Introduction to Modernist Poetry (Cambridge Introductions to Literature)

By Peter Howarth

Modernist poems are the various twentieth-century's significant cultural achievements, yet also they are labor to learn. This wide-ranging advent takes readers via modernism's most famed poems and a few of its forgotten highlights to teach why modernists proposal trouble and disorientation crucial for poetry within the sleek global. In-depth chapters on Pound, Eliot, Yeats and the yank modernists define how formal experiments tackle the hot international of mass media, democracies, overall conflict and altering non secular trust. Chapters at the avant-gardes and later modernism research how their kinds shift as they fight to re-make the neighborhood of readers. Howarth explains in a transparent and stress-free method the best way to process the varieties, politics and cultural innovations of modernist poetry in English.

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The Biblical Dante (Toronto Italian Studies)

Dante Alighieri mentioned the Bible widely in his Commedia, but additionally used his epic poem to meditate at the that means of the Scriptures as a 'true' textual content. The Biblical Dante presents shut readings of passages from the Commedia to discover how Dante's proposal of Biblical fact differs sharply from glossy notions.

V. Stanley Benfell examines Dante's argument that the reality of the sacred textual content may merely be printed while engaged with in a transformative demeanour - and loss of such encounters in his time had resulted in an increase in greed and corruption, significantly in the Church. He additionally illustrates how the poet placed forth a imaginative and prescient for the recovery of a simply society utilizing Biblical language and imagery, revealing rules of either earthly and everlasting happiness. The Biblical Dante offers an insightful research of attitudes in the direction of either the Bible and the way it used to be learn within the Medieval period.

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The Classical Tradition: Greek and Roman Influences on Western Literature

By Gilbert Highet

Initially released in 1949, Gilbert Highet's seminal The Classical Tradition is a herculean feat of comparative literature and a landmark book within the historical past of classical reception. As Highet states within the establishing strains of his Preface, this e-book outlines "the leader ways that Greek and Latin impact has moulded the literatures of western Europe and America". With that easy assertion, Highet takes his reader on a sweeping exploration of the historical past of western literature. To summarize what he covers is a near-impossible job. Discussions of Ovid and French literature of the center a long time and Chaucer's engagement with Virgil and Cicero lead, speedily, into arguments of Christian as opposed to "pagan" works within the Renaissance, Baroque imitations of Seneca, and the (re)birth of satire. construction momentum via Byron, Tennyson, and the increase of "art of art's sake", Highet, ultimately, arrives at his end: the beginning and institution of modernism. even though his humanist sort might seem out-of-date in brand new postmodernist international, there's a price to making sure this influential paintings reaches a brand new iteration, and Highet's mild contact and persuasive, attractive voice warrantly the book's usefulness for a modern viewers. certainly, the e-book is freed from the jargon-filled sort of literary feedback that plagues a lot of present scholarship. followed through a brand new foreword through renown critic Harold Bloom, this reissue will allow new readers to understand the large legacy of classical literature within the canonical works of medieval, Renaissance, and smooth Europe and America.

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Three Sons: Franz Kafka and the Fiction of J. M. Coetzee, Philip Roth, and W. G. Sebald (Avant-Garde & Modernism Studies)

By Daniel L. Medin

Franz Kafka was once a self-conscious author whose texts have been hugely if mysteriously autobiographical. 3 giants of up to date fiction—J. M. Coetzee, Philip Roth, and W. G. Sebald—have all stated their debt to the paintings of Kafka, either in interviews and of their personal educational essays and articles for a normal readership approximately him. during this outstanding feat of literary scholarship, Daniel Medin reveals that using Kafka by way of Coetzee, Roth, and Sebald is in a similar way self-reflexive and autobiographical. That writers from such divergent nationwide and ethnic traditions could have such particular severe readings of Kafka, and that Kafka may well exert this type of strong impression over their oeuvres, Medin contends, attests to the relevant position of Kafka within the modern literary imagination.

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The Routledge Companion to Science Fiction (Routledge Literature Companions)

By Andrew M. Butler

The Routledge significant other to technology Fiction is a entire evaluation of the historical past and examine of technological know-how fiction. It outlines significant writers, activities, and texts within the style, confirmed serious techniques and parts for destiny learn. Fifty-six entries by means of a staff of popular overseas participants are divided into 4 components which glance, in flip, at:

  • history – an built-in chronological narrative of the genre’s development
  • theory – designated debts of significant theoretical ways together with feminism, Marxism, psychoanalysis, cultural reviews, postcolonialism, posthumanism and utopian studies
  • issues and demanding situations – anticipates destiny instructions for examine in parts as various as technological know-how experiences, tune, layout, environmentalism, ethics and alterity
  • subgenres – a prismatic view of the style, tracing topics and advancements inside of particular subgenres.

Bringing into discussion the various views at the style The Routledge spouse to technological know-how Fiction is vital examining for somebody attracted to the heritage and the way forward for technological know-how fiction and how it's taught and studied.

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Adorno and Literature

By Nigel Mapp

Despite the new upsurge of curiosity in Theodor Adorno's paintings, his literary writings are regularly under-represented. besides the fact that, literature is a primary aspect in his aesthetic conception. Bringing jointly unique essays from a exceptional foreign workforce of members, this e-book bargains a panoramic account of the literary elements of Adorno's considering. It is split into 3 sections, facing the idea that of literature, with poetry, and with modernity and the radical respectively. while, the publication offers a transparent feel of the original traits of Adorno's philosophy of literature by means of significantly concerning his paintings to a couple of different influential theorists and theories together with modern postmodernist idea and cultural studies.

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The Medieval Manuscript Book: Cultural Approaches (Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature)

By Michael Van Dussen

Conventional scholarship on manuscripts has tended to target concerns bearing on their construction and has proven relatively no real interest in the cultural contexts of the manuscript publication. The Medieval Manuscript booklet redresses this through targeting facets of the medieval publication in its cultural occasions. Written by means of specialists within the learn of the hand-crafted e-book ahead of print, this quantity combines bibliographical services with broader insights into the speculation and praxis of manuscript examine in parts from bibliography to social context, linguistics to position, and archaeology to conservation. the focal point of the contributions levels broadly, from authorship to miscellaneity, and from vernacularity to electronic facsimiles of manuscripts. Taken as an entire, those essays make the case that to appreciate the manuscript publication it has to be analyzed in all its cultural complexity, from creation to transmission to its persisted version.

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Romanticism and Caricature (Cambridge Studies in Romanticism)

By Ian Haywood

Ian Haywood explores the 'Golden Age' of comic strip during the shut analyzing of key, iconic prints by means of artists together with James Gillray, George and Robert Cruikshank, and Thomas Rowlandson. This process either illuminates the visible and ideological complexity of image satire and demonstrates how this paintings shape remodeled Romantic-era politics right into a particular and compelling spectacle of corruption, monstrosity and resistance. New mild is forged on significant Romantic controversies together with the 'revolution debate' of the 1790s, the impression of Thomas Paine's 'infidel' Age of cause, the advent of paper funds and the ensuing explosion of executions for forgery, the propaganda crusade opposed to Napoleon, the revolution in Spain, the Peterloo bloodbath, the Queen Caroline scandal, and the Reform invoice obstacle. total, the quantity deals vital new insights into the connection among artwork, satire and politics in a key interval of heritage.

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The Yield: Kafka's Atheological Reformation (Meridian: Crossing Aesthetics)

The Yield is a once-in-a-generation reinterpretation of the oeuvre of Franz Kafka. while, it's a robust new access within the debates concerning the meant secularity of the fashionable age. Kafka is among the so much famous writers of the final century, yet this booklet offers us with a Kafka few will realize. It does so via a fine-grained research of the 3 hundred "thoughts" the author penned close to the tip of global conflict I, whilst he had simply been clinically determined with tuberculosis.

Since they have been came upon after Kafka's dying, the which means of the so-called "Zürau aphorisms" has been open to discuss. Paul North's elucidation of what quantities to Kafka's in simple terms theoretical paintings exhibits them to comprise suggestions to difficulties Europe has confronted all through modernity. Kafka deals responses to phenomena of violence, discrimination, political repression, false impression, ethnic hatred, fantasies of technological growth, and the subjugation of the employee, between different difficulties. Reflecting on secular modernity and the theological principles that proceed to figure out it, he opinions the tips of sin, affliction, the messiah, paradise, fact, the facility of artwork, reliable will, and information. Kafka's debatable replacement to the undesirable situation in his day? instead of struggle it, supply in. constructing a few of Kafka's arguments, The Yield describes the ways in which Kafka envisions we will be able to be sturdy by means of "yielding" to our scenario rather than striving for anything better.

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The Catcher in the Rye and Philosophy: A Book for Bastards, Morons, and Madmen (Popular Culture and Philosophy)

By Keith Dromm, Heather Salter

Few novels have had extra effect on participants and literary tradition than J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher within the Rye. released in 1951 and meant by means of Salinger for adults (early drafts have been released within the New Yorker and Colliers), the radical fast grew to become championed via early life who pointed out with the awkwardness and alienation of the novel’s protagonist, Holden Caulfield. considering that then the booklet and its reclusive writer were furniture of either well known and literary tradition. Catcher is likely to be the single sleek novel that's respected both by way of the numerous americans whom Holden Caulfield helped via highschool and puberty and literary critics (such because the New Yorker’s Adam Gopnik who insisted as lately as 2010 that Catcher is a "perfect" twentieth-century novel).

One premise of The Catcher within the Rye and Philosophy is that the benefit and sincerity with which readers determine with Holden Caulfield rests on Salinger’s cognizance to the nuances and characteristics of expertise within the smooth international. Coupled with Salinger’s deft subjective, first-person sort, Holden involves appear extra genuine than any fictional personality may still. This and different paradoxes raised through the radical are taken care of by means of authors who locate solutions in philosophy, relatively in twentieth-century phenomenology and existentialism--areas of philosophy that percentage Salinger’s awareness to lived, in place of theorized, event. Holden’s preoccupation with “phonies,” with his consistent striving to interpret and decide the explanations and ideology of these round him, additionally faucets into modern curiosity in philosophical theories of justice and Harry Frankfurt’s lately celebrated research of "bullshit."

Per Salinger’s request, Catcher hasn't ever been made right into a motion picture. One degree of the devotion and fanatical curiosity Catcher keeps to encourage, even though, is theory in blogs and magazines approximately even if motion picture rights may possibly turn into on hand within the wake of Salinger’s loss of life in 2010. those articles stay only hypothetical, however the questions they inspire--Who could direct? And, specially, Who might megastar as Holden Caulfield?--are as vibrant and genuine as Holden himself.

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