What Is Literature And Other Essays


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What is Literature? challenges anyone who writes as if literature could be extricated from history or society. But Sartre does more than indict. He offers a definitive statement about the phenomenology of reading, and he goes on to provide a dashing example of how to write a history of literature that takes ideology and institutions into account.

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Author by Jean-Paul Sartre
Genre eBook Literary Criticism
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ISBN Number 0674950844

The Meaning Of Literature


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In this searching and wide-ranging book, Timothy J. Reiss seeks to explain how the concept of literature that we accept today first took shape between the mid-sixteenth century and the early seventeenth, a time of cultural transformation. Drawing on literary, political, and philosophical texts from Central and Western Europe, Reiss maintains that by the early eighteenth century divergent views concerning gender, politics, science, taste, and the role of the writer had consolidated, and literature came to be regarded as an embodiment of universal values. During the second half of the sixteenth century, Reiss asserts, conceptual consensus was breaking down, and many Western Europeans found themselves overwhelmed by a sense of social decay. A key element of this feeling of catastrophe, Reiss points out, was the assumption that thought and letters could not affect worldly reality. Demonstrating that a political discourse replaced the no-longer-viable discourse of theology, he looks closely at the functions that letters served in the reestablishment of order. He traces the development of the idea of literature in texts by Montaigne, Spenser, Sidney, Shakespeare, Lope de Vega, and Cervantes, among others; through seventeenth-century writings by such authors as Davenant, Boileau, Dryden, Rymer, Anne Dacier, Astell, and Leibniz; to eighteenth-century works including those of Addison, Pope, Batteux and Hutcheson, Burke, Lessing, Kant, and Wollstonecraft. Reiss follows key strands of the tradition, particularly the concept of the sublime, into the nineteenth century through a reading of Hegel's Aesthetics. The Meaning of Literature will contribute to current debates concerning cultural dominance and multiculturalism. It will be welcomed by anyone interested in literature and in cultural studies, including literary theorists and historians, comparatists, intellectual historians, historical sociologists, and philosophers.

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Author by Timothy J. Reiss
Genre eBook Literary Criticism
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ISBN Number 080149947X

Acts Of Literature


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An introduction to Derrida's contribution to literary studies, comprising much of Derrida's work on writers such as Shakespeare, Mallarme, Joyce and Kafka, with an introductory essay on deconstruction.

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Author by Jacques Derrida
Genre eBook Literary Criticism
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ISBN Number 0415900573

Lectures On Literature


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For two decades, first at Wellesley and then at Cornell, Nabokov introduced undergraduates to the delights of great fiction. Here, collected for the first time, are his famous lectures, which include Mansfield Park, Bleak House, and Ulysses. Edited and with a Foreword by Fredson Bowers; Introduction by John Updike; illustrations.

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Author by Vladimir Nabokov
Genre eBook Literary Criticism
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ISBN Number 9780547541327

The Oxford Guide To Literature In English Translation


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Translation has been a crucial process in world culture over the past two millennia and more. In the English-speaking cultures many of the most important texts are translations, from Homer to Beckett, the Bible to Freud. Although recent years have seen a boom in translation studies, there has been no comprehensive yet convenient guide to this essential element of literature in English. Written by eminent scholars from many countries, the Oxford Guide to Literature in English Translation meets this need and will be essential reading for all students of English and comparative literature. It highlights the place of translation in our culture, encouraging awareness of the issues raised, making the translator more visible. Concentrating on major writers and works, it covers translations out of many languages, from Greek to Korean, from Swahili to Russian. For some works (e.g. Virgil's Aeneid) which have been much translated, the discussion is historical and critical, showing how translation has evolved over the centuries and bringing out the differences between versions. Elsewhere, with less familiar literatures, the Guide examines the extent to which translation has done justice to the range of work available. The Guide is divided into two parts. Part I contains substantial essays on theoretical questions, a pioneering outline of the history of translation into English, and discussions of the problems raised by specific types of text (e.g. poetry, oralliterature). The second, much longer, part consists of entries grouped by language of origin; some are devoted to individual texts (e.g. the Thousand and One Nights) or writers (e.g. Ibsen, Proust), but the majority offer a critical overview of a genre (e.g. Chinese poetry, Spanish Golden Age drama) or of a national literature (e.g. Hungarian, Scottish Gaelic). There is a selective bibliography for each entry and an index of authors and translators.

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Author by Peter France
Genre eBook Language Arts & Disciplines
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ISBN Number 0198183593

The Cambridge Guide To Literature In English


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A reference guide to world literature in English includes information on writers, works, genres, and movements.

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Author by Dominic Head
Genre eBook Language Arts & Disciplines
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ISBN Number 9780521831796

The Oxford Companion To English Literature


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Written by a team of more than 150 contributors working under the direction of Dinah Birch, and ranging in influence from Homer to the Mahabharata, this guide provides the reader with a comprehensive coverage of all aspects of English literature.

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Author by Dinah Birch
Genre eBook Literary Collections
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ISBN Number 9780192806871

The Work Of Literature


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This book presents a fresh approach to the question of the distinctiveness and value of literature, developing the author's influential earlier study, The Singularity of Literature, in a number of directions. The book includes an extensive cross-examination, in which Attridge poses and responds to a number of questions about the way we read and write about literature, its value to individuals and society, how it is best approached by readers and critics,and how it retains its power to give pleasure over decades and centuries. Other chapters address questions of ethics, critical responsiveness, singularity, emotions, metaphor, historical context, and the roleof hospitality in literary reading. Many specific examples are discussed, from Renaissance poetry to contemporary fiction. Although the focus of the book is on literature, the arguments are relevant to all the arts, and engage with the thought of major aesthetic theorists in a number of traditions.

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Author by Derek Attridge
Genre eBook Art
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ISBN Number 9780198733195

African Oral Literature


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Throughout Africa, oral literature is flourishing, though it is perceived by some as anachronistic to the modern world. This work refutes this idea in its entirety by presenting 22 chapters, which firmly place the study of oral literature within contemporary African existence. The study analyzes how oral literature relates to media, music, technology, text, gender, religion, power, politics and globalization.

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Author by Russell Kaschula
Genre eBook Folk literature, African
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ISBN Number 1919876073

Literature And Language Teaching


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This collection of papers examines the relationship between the teaching of language and the teaching of literature to non-native students. The book attempts to identify key theoretical issues and principles as a basis for further discussion.

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Author by Christopher J. Brumfit
Genre eBook Language Arts & Disciplines
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ISBN Number 0194370828