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

By Michael Van Dussen

Conventional scholarship on manuscripts has tended to target matters bearing on their construction and has proven relatively no real interest in the cultural contexts of the manuscript ebook. The Medieval Manuscript ebook redresses this through concentrating on points of the medieval ebook in its cultural events. Written by way of specialists within the learn of the hand-crafted ebook sooner than 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 place, and archaeology to conservation. the point of interest of the contributions levels generally, from authorship to miscellaneity, and from vernacularity to electronic facsimiles of manuscripts. Taken as a complete, 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 endured model.

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On Elizabeth Bishop (Writers on Writers)

In this publication, novelist Colm Tóibín bargains a deeply own creation to the paintings and lifetime of one in every of his most crucial literary influences--the American poet Elizabeth Bishop. Ranging throughout her poetry, prose, letters, and biography, Tóibín creates a vibrant photograph of Bishop whereas additionally revealing how her paintings has contributed to shaping his sensibility as a novelist and the way her reviews of loss and exile resonate along with his personal. What emerges is a compelling double portrait that may intrigue readers attracted to either Bishop and Tóibín.

For Tóibín, the key of Bishop's emotional energy is in what she leaves unsaid. Exploring Bishop's recognized consciousness to element, Tóibín describes how Bishop is ready to express nice emotion in a roundabout way, via exact descriptions of specific settings, gadgets, and occasions. He examines how Bishop's attachment to the Nova Scotia of her youth, regardless of her later lifestyles in Key West and Brazil, is said to her early lack of her parents--and how this connection unearths echoes in Tóibín's existence as an Irish author who has lived in Barcelona, ny, and in other places.

Beautifully written and elegantly mixing biography, literary appreciation, and outlines of Tóibín's travels to Bishop's Nova Scotia, Key West, and Brazil, On Elizabeth Bishop offers a clean and remarkable examine a liked poet while it offers us a window into the brain of 1 of modern-day such a lot acclaimed novelists.

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Before Daybreak: "After the Race" and the Origins of Joyce's Art (Florida James Joyce)

By Cóilín Owens

Joyce’s “After the Race” is a doubtless easy story, traditionally unloved via critics. but whilst magnified and dismantled, the tale yields impressive political, philosophic, and ethical intricacy.

In Before Daybreak, Cóilín Owens indicates that “After the Race” is far greater than a narrative approximately Dublin on the time of the 1903 Gordon Bennett Cup Race: in fact, it's a microcosm of a few of the problems so much principal to Joycean scholarship.

            those concerns contain large-scale historic concerns—in this situation, radical nationalism and the centennial of Robert Emmet’s uprising. Owens additionally explains the transitority and native matters mirrored in Joyce’s language, association, and silences. He strains Joyce’s narrative strategy to classical, French, and Irish traditions. also, “After the Race” displays Joyce’s inner clash among emotional allegiance to Christian orthodoxy and modern highbrow skepticism.

            If the dawning of Joyce’s singular strength, diversity, subtlety, and studying may be pointed out in a probably uncomplicated textual content like “After the Race,” this learn implicitly contends that any Dubliners tale may be mined to bare the intertextual richness, linguistic subtlety, parodic brilliance, and cultural poignancy of Joyce’s paintings. Owens’s meticulous paintings will stimulate readers to discover Joyce’s tales with a similar scrutiny on the way to understand and have fun with how Joyce writes.

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A Companion to Poetic Genre

A better half to Poetic Genre brings jointly over forty contributions from major teachers to supply severe overviews of poetic genres and their glossy diversifications.

  • Covers a wide range of poetic cultural traditions from Britain, eire, North the United States, Japan and the Caribbea
  • Summarises many genres from their earliest origins to their most up-to-date renderings
  • The merely full-length severe assortment to accommodate glossy variations of poetic genres
  • Contributors contain Bernard O’Donoghue, Stephen Burt, Jahan Ramazani, and plenty of different remarkable students of poetry and poetics

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Adorno and Literature

By Nigel Mapp

Despite the hot upsurge of curiosity in Theodor Adorno's paintings, his literary writings are often under-represented. even though, literature is a relevant aspect in his aesthetic idea. Bringing jointly unique essays from a unusual overseas workforce of individuals, this ebook bargains a panoramic account of the literary elements of Adorno's considering. It is split into 3 sections, facing the concept that of literature, with poetry, and with modernity and the radical respectively. whilst, the ebook offers a transparent experience of the original traits of Adorno's philosophy of literature via severely referring to his paintings to a couple of different influential theorists and theories together with modern postmodernist concept and cultural studies.

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Vise and Shadow: Essays on the Lyric Imagination, Poetry, Art, and Culture

Peter Balakian is a popular poet, pupil, and memoirist; yet his paintings as an essayist frequently prefigures and illuminates all 3. "I ponder vise and shadow as dimensions of the lyric (literary and visible) imagination," he writes within the preface to this assortment, which brings jointly essayistic writings produced over the process twenty-five years. Vise, "as in grabbing and preserving with pressure," but additionally within the experience of the vise-grip of the mind's eye, which may yield either readability and data. give some thought to the vise-grip of a few of the poems of our greatest lyric poets, how language will be positioned stressed "as carbon could be placed stressed to create a diamond." And shadow, the second one 1/2 the identify: either as noun, "the shaded or darker element of the image or view or perspective," "partial illumination and partial darkness"; and as verb, to shadow, "to path secretly as an inseparable spouse" or a "force that follows whatever with constancy; to solid a dismal gentle on something—a individual, an occasion, an item, a sort in nature."

Vise and Shadow attracts into dialog such disparate figures as W. B. Yeats, Hart Crane, Joan Didion, Primo Levi, Robert Rauschenberg, Bob Dylan, Elia Kazan, and Arshile Gorky, revealing how the lyric mind's eye of those artists grips adventure, "shadows history," and "casts its personal form of illumination," developing one of many inner most different types of human wisdom and sober fact. In those elegantly written essays, Balakian bargains a clean technique to take into consideration the facility of poetry, artwork, and the lyrical mind's eye in addition to historical past, trauma, and memory.

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Thinking Its Presence: Form, Race, and Subjectivity in Contemporary Asian American Poetry

When will American poetry and poetics cease viewing poetry by means of racialized folks as a secondary topic in the box? Dorothy J. Wang makes an impassioned case that now's the time. Thinking Its Presence demands a thorough rethinking of the way American poetry is being learn this day, delivering its personal interpreting as a roadmap.

While concentrating on the paintings of 5 modern Asian American poets—Li-Young Lee, Marilyn Chin, John Yau, Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, and Pamela Lu—the publication contends that aesthetic kinds are inseparable from social, political, and ancient contexts within the writing and reception of all poetry. Wang questions the tendency of critics and lecturers alike to occlude the function of race of their discussions of the yank poetic culture and casts a harsh mild at the double typical they practice in studying poems via poets who're racial minorities. this is often the 1st sustained learn of the formal homes in Asian American poetry throughout more than a few aesthetic types, from conventional lyric to avant-garde. Wang argues with conviction that critics should still learn minority poetry with an identical realization to language and shape that they convey to their analyses of writing by way of white poets.

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Northrop Frye and Others: Twelve Writers Who Helped Shape His Thinking (Canadian Literature Collection)

By Robert D. Denham

Eminent Northrop Frye pupil Robert D. Denham explores the relationship among Frye and twelve writers who encouraged his pondering yet approximately whom he didn’t write whatever expansive. Denham attracts specifically on Frye’s notebooks and different formerly unpublished texts, now to be had within the "Collected Works of Frye." Such diversified thinkers as Aristotle, Lewis Carroll, Soren Kierkegaard, and Paul Tillich turn out to be very important figures in defining Frye’s cross-disciplinary pursuits. finally, the twelve “Others” of the name come to symbolize an area occupied by means of writers whose pursuits paralleled Frye’s and helped to set up his personal serious universe.

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Marivaux et la mise en scène

By Jean-Paul Sermain

Marivaux s'est-il occupé de mettre en scène ses pièces ? Non pas matériellement certes, mais il écrit en pensant à los angeles scène. Seule l. a. présence des acteurs sur les planches permet de saisir une expérience vécue. Elle seule rend brilliant l. a. violence des relatives, los angeles joie d'être ensemble ou le bonheur de l'amour. Inspiré par l'oeuvre des plus grands (Molière, Regnard, Racine, Perrault, Prévost), Marivaux fait de ce passage à l. a. scène une technology de l'homme. Avec ses interprètes et les spectateurs, il découvre le sujet moderne dans l'inconstance des désirs et los angeles concurrence des appétits. Cette lecture de l'ensemble du théâtre de Marivaux suggest de restituer une dramaturgie à vocation anthropologique. Elle considère l'action qui se forme devant le public, l'espace de l. a. scène investi par les regards et les rencontres, le temps de los angeles représentation appréhendé par les personnages et médiatisé dans le rythme syncopé des dialogues. Les pauses de los angeles rêverie y alternent avec les bruits de l. a. ville.

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