Released on 2001-01-01Categories Literary Criticism

European Literature from Romanticism to Postmodernism

European Literature from Romanticism to Postmodernism

Author: Martin Travers

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826447481

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 348

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An anthology of key theoretical writings by the major representatives of the schools and movements of European literature. Each chapter in this book is devoted to one particular school of movement from within a body of literature, from romanticism, realism and modernism through to the literature of political engagement of the 1920s and 1930s.
Released on 2014-08-07Categories Literary Criticism

The Critical Twilight (Routledge Revivals)

The Critical Twilight (Routledge Revivals)

Author: John Fekete

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317638469

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 300

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First published in 1977, this book was the first to map extensively the ideological typography of the Anglo-American tradition of literary theory. It interrogates, comprehensively and in detail, the assumptions and categorical development within critical ideas from I. A. Richards and T. S. Eliot, through John Crowe Ransom and the New Criticism, to Northrop Frye and Marshall NcLuhan. This analysis reveals the Anglo-American tradition of literary-cultural theory is most properly intelligible within the overall field of social consciousness as an ideology of progressive cultural rationalization. Against a background of ideological development since nineteenth-century Romanticism, John Fekete illuminates the boundaries of literary ideology in relation to the shapes and changes of modern culture and society.
Released on 2016-04-30Categories Literary Criticism

Vladimir Nabokov

Vladimir Nabokov

Author: M. Glynn

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137109071

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 202

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Glynn provides a new reading of Vladimir Nabokov s work by seeking to challenge the notion that he was a Symbolist writer concerned with a transcendent reality. Glynn argues that Nabokov s epistemology was in fact anti-Symbolist and that this aligned him with both Bergsonism and Russian Formalism, which intellectual systems were themselves hostile to a Symbolist epistemology. Symbolism may be seen to devalue material reality by presenting it as a mere adumbration of a higher realm. Nabokov, however, valued the immediate material world and was creatively engaged by the tendency of the deluded mind to efface that reality.
Released on 2007-07-19Categories Literary Criticism

The Cambridge Companion to Modernist Poetry

The Cambridge Companion to Modernist Poetry

Author: Alex Davis

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139827645

Category: Literary Criticism

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This Companion offers the most comprehensive overview available of modernist poetry, its forms, its major authors and its contexts. The first part explores the historical and cultural contexts and sexual politics of literary modernism and the avant garde. The chapters in the second part concentrate on individual authors and movements, while the concluding part offers a comprehensive overview of the early reception and subsequent canonisation of modernist poetry. As well as insightful readings of canonical poets, the Companion features extended discussions of poets whose importance is now being increasingly recognised, such as Mina Loy, poets of the Harlem Renaissance, and postcolonial poets in the Caribbean, Africa and India. While modernist poets are often thought of as difficult, these essays will help students to understand and enjoy their experimental, playful and fascinating responses to contemporary social and cultural change and their dialogue with the arts and with each other.
Released on 2018-11-01Categories Poetry

The Penguin Book of the Prose Poem

The Penguin Book of the Prose Poem

Author: Jeremy Noel-Tod

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780241285800

Category: Poetry

Page: 496

View: 964

The last decades have seen an explosion of the prose poem. More and more writers are turning to this peculiarly rich and flexible form; it defines Claudia Rankine's Citizen, one of the most talked-about books of recent years, and many others, such as Sarah Howe's Loop of Jade and Vahni Capildeo's Measures of Expatriation, make extensive use of it. Yet this fertile mode which in its time has drawn the likes of Charles Baudelaire, Oscar Wilde, T. S. Eliot, Gertrude Stein and Seamus Heaney remains, for many contemporary readers, something of a mystery. The history of the prose poem is a long and fascinating one. Here, Jeremy Noel-Tod reconstructs it for us by selecting the essential pieces of writing - by turns luminous, brooding, lamentatory and comic - which have defined and developed the form at each stage, from its beginnings in 19th-century France, through the 20th-century traditions of Britain and America and beyond the English language, to the great wealth of material written internationally since 2000. Comprehensively told, it yields one of the most original and genre-changing anthologies to be published for some years, and offers readers the chance to discover a diverse range of new poets and new kinds of poem, while also meeting famous names in an unfamiliar guise.
Released on 2017-11-27Categories Literary Criticism

In the Name of Friendship: Deguy, Derrida and Salut

In the Name of Friendship: Deguy, Derrida and Salut

Author:

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004341616

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 556

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In the Name of Friendship: Deguy, Derrida and Salut explores the friendship between poetry and philosophy in the works of Michel Deguy and Jacques Derrida, and the cultural, political and religious implications of the name understood as a secular form of sacredness.
Released on 1998Categories Literary Collections

Meetings with Mallarmé

Meetings with Mallarmé

Author: Michael Temple

Publisher: University of Exeter Press

ISBN: 0859895629

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 276

View: 643

In Meetings with Mallarme, top scholars from the UK and USA have been specially commissioned to explore the significance of Mallarme's influence on some of the major players in French psychoanalysis, music, poetry, philosophy and literary theory.
Released on 2016-04-30Categories Literary Criticism

Best Words, Best Order

Best Words, Best Order

Author: S. Dobyns

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781349731169

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 398

View: 608

In this new edition of Best Words, Best Order, Stephen Dobyns further explains the mystery of the poet's work. Through essays on memory and metaphor, pacing, and the intricacies of voice and tone, and thoughtful appreciations of Chekhov, Ritsos, Mandelstam, and Rilke, Dobyns guides readers and writers through poetry's mysterious twilight communiques. For this new second edition, Dobyns has added two new essays, one dealing with the idea of "beauty" in poetry and another dealing with the almost mystical way poets connect seemingly disparate elements in a single work.