The Norton Anthology of English Literature, Volume 1 (4th Edition)

By M. H. Abrams

The Norton Anthology of English Literature is an anthology of English literature released by way of the W. W. Norton & corporation. It has passed through 8 versions when you consider that its inception in 1962; it's the publisher's best-selling anthology, with a few 8 million copies in print. The influential critic and pupil of Romanticism, M.H. Abrams, served as basic Editor for the 1st seven variations of the anthology sooner than handing the activity to Stephen Greenblatt, a popular Shakespeare pupil and Harvard professor.

This is the 4th variation. the quantity covers the center a while via until the tip of the 18th century.

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Literature and Theology in the Twentieth Century: Ends of Time (Studies in Literature and Religion)

By David Jasper, Colin Crowder

The imperative topics of this number of essays are the secret of time prior, current and destiny, and the matter of redemption. they're enthusiastic about sleek literature, with the specter of meaninglessness within the postmodern situation, and with the opportunity of salvation. In an age of deferral and distinction, this booklet addresses itself to eschatology and apocalypse, and redemption in, via, yet fairly of, time itself. Hell and insanity are by no means far-off, but the refiguration of time and the breaking in of the transcendent proceed to signify theological probabilities past the wastelands of the 20 th century. to these percentages we glance in hope.

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Cyberculture, Cyborgs and Science Fiction: Consciousness and the Posthuman (Consciousness: Literature and the Arts 2)

Addressing a key factor with regards to human nature, this e-book argues that the first-person adventure of natural attention could quickly be lower than danger from posthuman biotechnology. In exploiting the mind's skill for instrumental habit, posthumanists search to increase human adventure by way of bodily projecting the brain outward throughout the continuity of concept and the cloth global, as via telepresence and different kinds of prosthetic improvements. Posthumanism envisions a biology/machine symbiosis that may advertise this extension, arguably on the rate of the common tendency of the brain to maneuver towards natural realization. As every one bankruptcy of this e-book contends, by way of forcibly overextending and hence jeopardizing the neurophysiology of awareness, the posthuman situation might within the long-term undermine human nature, outlined because the easy means for transcending the mind's conceptual content material. offered the following for the 1st time, the basic argument of this publication is greater than a caution; it supplies a path: much better to perform persistence and strengthen natural cognizance and evolve right into a larger individual than to fall prey to the Faustian temptations of biotechnological strength. As argued through the booklet, all people needs to decide upon for him or herself among the technological extension of actual event via brain, physique and global at the one hand, and the typical powers of human realization at the different as a way to achieve their final imaginative and prescient.

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Mediterranean Modernisms: The Poetic Metaphysics of Odysseus Elytis

By Marinos Pourgouris

Enticing with the paintings of Nobel Prize-winning poet Odysseus Elytis in the framework of foreign modernism, Marinos Pourgouris areas the poet's paintings within the context of alternative modernist and surrealist writers in Europe. even as, Pourgouris places ahead a redefinition of eu Modernism that makes the Mediterranean, and Greece particularly, the discursive touch area and accommodates overlooked components similar to nationwide id and geography. starting with an exam of Greek Modernism, Pourgouris's research locations Elytis in dialog with Albert Camus; analyzes the impression of Charles Baudelaire, Gaston Bachelard, and Sigmund Freud on Elytis's idea of analogies; strains the logo of the solar in Elytis's poetry when it comes to the philosophies of Heraclitus and Plotinus; examines the effect of Le Corbusier on Elytis's concept of architectural poetics; and takes up the topic of Elytis's program of his idea of sun Metaphysics to poetic shape within the context of works by means of Freud, C. G. Jung, and Michel Foucault. expert by means of vast examine within the usa and Europe, Pourgouris's learn makes a compelling contribution to the comparative examine of Greek modernism, the Mediterranean, and the paintings of Odysseus Elytis.

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The Poetry of James Joyce Reconsidered (Florida James Joyce)

“An integral number of essays that are meant to motivate new curiosity in Joyce’s poetry, either for its personal sake and for its courting to the prose works.”—Patrick A. McCarthy, coeditor of the James Joyce Literary Supplement

“The authors show jointly that the lyric poems reward—and will proceed to reward—greater recognition than they've got hitherto acquired. the gathering as a complete should still motivate the following iteration of Joyceans to foreground Chamber Music and Pomes Penyeach in their scholarship and of their teaching.”—Victor Luftig, coeditor of Joyce and the topic of History

To many, James Joyce is just the best novelist of the 20 th century. students have pored over each minutia of his private and non-private life—from application debts to deeply own letters—in seek of recent insights into his lifestyles and paintings. but, for the main half, they've got paid scant recognition to the 2 volumes of poetry he published.

The 8 individuals to The Poetry of James Joyce Reconsidered convincingly problem the serious consensus that Joyce’s poetry is not as good as his prose. They show how his poems offer entries into Joyce’s so much own and intimate options and concepts. in addition they display that

Joyce’s poetic explorations—of the character of information, sexual intimacy, the altering caliber of affection, the relatives among writing and track, and the non secular dimensions of the human experience—were primary to his improvement as a author of prose.

This intriguing new paintings is bound to spark new curiosity in Joyce’s poetry and should turn into a vital and imperative source for college students and students of his lifestyles and work.

 

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Professing Literature: An Institutional History, Twentieth Anniversary Edition

By Gerald Graff

Widely thought of the traditional historical past of the career of literary experiences, Professing Literature reveals the long-forgotten principles and debates that created the literature division as we all know it this day. In a readable and often-amusing narrative, Gerald Graff exhibits that the heated conflicts of our contemporary tradition wars echo—and usually recycle—controversies over how literature will be taught that all started greater than a century ago.

Updated with a brand new preface by way of the writer that addresses some of the provocative arguments raised by way of its preliminary booklet, Professing Literature continues to be an important heritage of literary pedagogy and a severe classic.

“Graff’s background. . . is a pathbreaking research displaying how our associations form literary idea and offering how they could be changed.”— The Norton Anthology of concept and Criticism

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Suicide and Contemporary Science Fiction

Suicide and modern technological know-how Fiction examines the fascination with suicidal crises obvious in various technological know-how fiction. Carlos Gutiérrez-Jones argues that the subject matter of artistic self-destruction is invoked by means of H. G. Wells as a way of negotiating Victorian anxieties concerning evolutionary idea, through Stanislaw Lem as he wrestles with the possibility of nuclear self-destruction on the sunrise of the distance age, by way of William Gibson as he considers the improvement of man-made intelligence, by way of Christopher Nolan as he explores the cybernetic colonization of the subconscious, via Rian Johnson as he hyperlinks features of video gaming to the neoliberal militarization of associations, and through Margaret Atwood as she considers approaching ecological catastrophe and the increase of bioterrorism. those authors frequently depict such medical and technological alterations in a manner that calls for the relevant characters to rework themselves in hopes of last suitable in a appreciably altered surroundings.

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

By Rebecca Beasley

Modernist poetry heralded an intensive new aesthetic of experimentation, pioneering new verse kinds and topics, and altering the very inspiration 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 stream, and argues that we can't dissociate their daring, artistic poetic kinds 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 effect of latest philosophical events
  • the modernist critique of democracy
  • the value of the 1st international conflict
  • modernism’s programmes for social reform.

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

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Verwisch Die Spuren!. Bertolt Brecht's Work and Legacy: A Reassessment. (Amsterdamer Beitrage Zur Neueren Germanistik)

This quantity provides a cross-section of present Brecht reports, reflecting a number of ways and views starting from designated exegesis of specific texts to cultural feedback within the broadest experience. It presents analyses of Brecht's paintings and investigates his pervasive impact in twentieth century literature. The reports amassed the following hide the full of Brecht's profession, from the early one-acter Kleinbürgerhochzeit of 1919 to the Sinn und Form years instantly previous his dying, in addition to his use of culture and his legacy. when it comes to redressing a bent in Brecht reception to treat him more often than not as a dramatist, the amount covers novels, poetry, movie, images, journalism and thought in addition to performs.

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Courtesy Lost: Dante, Boccaccio, and the Literature of History (Toronto Italian Studies)

In Courtesy Lost, Kristina M. Olson analyses the literary impression of the social, political, and financial variations of the fourteenth century via an exploration of Dante’s literary and political impression on Boccaccio. The e-book unearths how Boccaccio rewrote the previous throughout the lens of the Commedia, torn among nostalgia for elite households in decline and the necessity to advertise morality and magnanimity in the Florentine Republic.

By analyzing the passages in Boccaccio’s Decameron, De casibus, and Esposizioni within which the writer rewrites moments in Florentine and Italian heritage that had additionally seemed in Dante’s Commedia, Olson illuminates the ways that Boccaccio expressed his deep ambivalence in the direction of the political and social adjustments of his period. She illustrates this via an research of Dante’s and Boccaccio’s remedies of the belief of courtesy, or cortesia, in an period while the chivalry of the declining aristocracy was once being supplanted by means of the civility of the emerging service provider classes.

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