Scenes from the Drama of European Literature

Filename: scenes-from-the-drama-of-european-literature.pdf
ISBN: 0719014573
Release Date: 1984-01-01
Number of pages: 256
Author: Erich Auerbach
Publisher: Manchester University Press

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Mimesis

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ISBN: 9781400847952
Release Date: 2013-10-06
Number of pages: 616
Author: Erich Auerbach
Publisher: Princeton University Press

Download and read online Mimesis in PDF and EPUB More than half a century after its translation into English, Erich Auerbach's Mimesis remains a masterpiece of literary criticism. A brilliant display of erudition, wit, and wisdom, his exploration of how great European writers from Homer to Virginia Woolf depicted reality has taught generations how to read Western literature. This new expanded edition includes a substantial essay in introduction by Edward Said as well as an essay, never before translated into English, in which Auerbach responds to his critics. A German Jew, Auerbach was forced out of his professorship at the University of Marburg in 1935. He left for Turkey, where he taught at the state university in Istanbul. There he wrote Mimesis, publishing it in German after the end of the war. Displaced as he was, Auerbach produced a work of great erudition that contains no footnotes, basing his arguments instead on searching, illuminating readings of key passages from his primary texts. His aim was to show how from antiquity to the twentieth century literature progressed toward ever more naturalistic and democratic forms of representation. This essentially optimistic view of European history now appears as a defensive--and impassioned--response to the inhumanity he saw in the Third Reich. Ranging over works in Greek, Latin, Spanish, French, Italian, German, and English, Auerbach used his remarkable skills in philology and comparative literature to refute any narrow form of nationalism or chauvinism, in his own day and ours. For many readers, both inside and outside the academy, Mimesis is among the finest works of literary criticism ever written. This Princeton Classics edition includes a substantial introduction by Edward Said as well as an essay in which Auerbach responds to his critics.


Oral Literature in Africa

Filename: oral-literature-in-africa.pdf
ISBN: 1906924716
Release Date: 2012
Number of pages: 614
Author: Ruth Finnegan
Publisher:

Download and read online Oral Literature in Africa in PDF and EPUB Ruth Finnegan's Oral Literature in Africa was first published in 1970, and since then has been widely praised as one of the most important books in its field. Based on years of fieldwork, the study traces the history of storytelling across the continent of Africa. This revised edition makes Finnegan's ground-breaking research available to the next generation of scholars. It includes a new introduction, additional images and an updated bibliography, as well as its original chapters on poetry, prose, "drum language" and drama, and an overview of the social, linguistic and historical background of oral literature in Africa. This book is the first volume in the World Oral Literature Series, an ongoing collaboration between OBP and World Oral Literature Project. A free online archive of recordings and photographs that Finnegan made during her fieldwork in the late 1960s is hosted by the World Oral Literature Project (http: //www.oralliterature.org/collections/rfinnegan001.html) and can also be accessed from publisher's website.


Time History and Literature

Filename: time-history-and-literature.pdf
ISBN: 0691137110
Release Date: 2014
Number of pages: 284
Author: Erich Auerbach
Publisher:

Download and read online Time History and Literature in PDF and EPUB Erich Auerbach (1892-1957), best known for his classic literary study Mimesis, is celebrated today as a founder of comparative literature, a forerunner of secular criticism, and a prophet of global literary studies. This book presents a selection of Auerbach's essays, many of which are little known outside the German-speaking world.


The Play of the Diary of Anne Frank

Filename: the-play-of-the-diary-of-anne-frank.pdf
ISBN: 0435233149
Release Date: 1995
Number of pages: 154
Author: Frances Goodrich
Publisher: Heinemann

Download and read online The Play of the Diary of Anne Frank in PDF and EPUB A dramatization of The Diary of Anne Frank, recording the experiences of a young Jewish girl who hid from the Nazis for two years before being sent to a concentration camp. The introduction, notes and assignments provide support in tackling the characters, themes and action of the play.


Mimesis

Filename: mimesis.pdf
ISBN: 9781400847952
Release Date: 2013-10-06
Number of pages: 616
Author: Erich Auerbach
Publisher: Princeton University Press

Download and read online Mimesis in PDF and EPUB More than half a century after its translation into English, Erich Auerbach's Mimesis remains a masterpiece of literary criticism. A brilliant display of erudition, wit, and wisdom, his exploration of how great European writers from Homer to Virginia Woolf depicted reality has taught generations how to read Western literature. This new expanded edition includes a substantial essay in introduction by Edward Said as well as an essay, never before translated into English, in which Auerbach responds to his critics. A German Jew, Auerbach was forced out of his professorship at the University of Marburg in 1935. He left for Turkey, where he taught at the state university in Istanbul. There he wrote Mimesis, publishing it in German after the end of the war. Displaced as he was, Auerbach produced a work of great erudition that contains no footnotes, basing his arguments instead on searching, illuminating readings of key passages from his primary texts. His aim was to show how from antiquity to the twentieth century literature progressed toward ever more naturalistic and democratic forms of representation. This essentially optimistic view of European history now appears as a defensive--and impassioned--response to the inhumanity he saw in the Third Reich. Ranging over works in Greek, Latin, Spanish, French, Italian, German, and English, Auerbach used his remarkable skills in philology and comparative literature to refute any narrow form of nationalism or chauvinism, in his own day and ours. For many readers, both inside and outside the academy, Mimesis is among the finest works of literary criticism ever written. This Princeton Classics edition includes a substantial introduction by Edward Said as well as an essay in which Auerbach responds to his critics.


Women Rhetoric and Drama in Early Modern Italy

Filename: women-rhetoric-and-drama-in-early-modern-italy.pdf
ISBN: 9781134780174
Release Date: 2017-07-06
Number of pages: 294
Author: Alexandra Coller
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online Women Rhetoric and Drama in Early Modern Italy in PDF and EPUB Sixteenth-century Italy witnessed the rebirth of comedy, tragedy, and tragicomedy in the pastoral mode. Traditionally, we think of comedy and tragedy as remakes? of ancient models, and tragicomedy alone as the invention of the moderns. Women, Rhetoric, and Drama in Early Modern Italy suggests that all three genres were, in fact, remarkably new, if dramatists’ intriguingly sympathetic portrayals of and sustained investment in women as vibrant and dynamic characters of the early modern stage are taken into account. This study examines the role of rhetoric and gender in early modern Italian drama, in itself and in order to explore its complex interrelationship with the rise of women writers and the role women played in Italian culture and society, while at the same time demonstrating just how closely intertwined history, culture, and dramatic writing are. Author Alexandra Coller focuses on the scripted/erudite plays of the sixteenth and first half of the seventeenth centuries, which, she argues, are indispensible for a balanced view of the history of drama and its place within contemporary literary and women’s studies. As this book reveals, the ascendancy of comedy, tragedy, and tragicomedy in the vernacular seems to have been not only inextricably linked to but also dependent on the rise of women as prominent stage characters and, eventually, as authors in their own right.


Literary Language Its Public in Late Latin Antiquity and in the Middle Ages

Filename: literary-language-its-public-in-late-latin-antiquity-and-in-the-middle-ages.pdf
ISBN: 0691024685
Release Date: 1993
Number of pages: 405
Author: Erich Auerbach
Publisher: Princeton University Press

Download and read online Literary Language Its Public in Late Latin Antiquity and in the Middle Ages in PDF and EPUB In this, his final book, Erich Auerbach writes, "My purpose is always to write history." Tracing the transformations of classical Latin rhetoric from late antiquity to the modern era, he explores major concerns raised in his Mimesis: the historical and social contexts in which writings were received, and issues of aesthetics, semantics, stylistics, and sociology that anticipate the concerns of the new historicism.In this, his final book, Erich Auerbach writes, "My purpose is always to write history." Tracing the transformations of classical Latin rhetoric from late antiquity to the modern era, he explores major concerns raised in his Mimesis: the historical and social contexts in which writings were received, and issues of aesthetics, semantics, stylistics, and sociology that anticipate the concerns of the new historicism.


Baroque Reason

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ISBN: 1446223329
Release Date: 1994-01-01
Number of pages: 192
Author: Prof Christine Buci-Glucksmann
Publisher: SAGE

Download and read online Baroque Reason in PDF and EPUB In this fascinating book, Christine Buci-Glucksmann explores the condition of modernity - alienation, melancholy, nostalgia - through the works of a number of writers and philosophers, including the social and aesthetic philosophy of Walter Benjamin. The author examines Baudelaire's haunting image of the city and its profound effect on conceptions of modernity. She goes on to consider how such influential figures as Nietzsche, Adorno, Musil, Barthes and Lacan constitute a baroque paradigm, united by their allegorical style, their conflation of aesthetics with ethics and their subject matter - death, catastrophe, sexuality, myth, the female. In her exegesis of these fundamental themes Buci-Glucksmann proposes an epistemology beyond postmodernism. This extraordinary exposition of a baroque reason for modernity sheds new light on a number of themes central to modern social theory.


A Communion of Subjects

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ISBN: 9780231509978
Release Date: 2006-12-18
Number of pages: 720
Author: Paul Waldau
Publisher: Columbia University Press

Download and read online A Communion of Subjects in PDF and EPUB A Communion of Subjects is the first comparative and interdisciplinary study of the conceptualization of animals in world religions. Scholars from a wide range of disciplines, including Thomas Berry (cultural history), Wendy Doniger (study of myth), Elizabeth Lawrence (veterinary medicine, ritual studies), Marc Bekoff (cognitive ethology), Marc Hauser (behavioral science), Steven Wise (animals and law), Peter Singer (animals and ethics), and Jane Goodall (primatology) consider how major religious traditions have incorporated animals into their belief systems, myths, rituals, and art. Their findings offer profound insights into humans' relationships with animals and a deeper understanding of the social and ecological web in which we all live. Contributors examine Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Daoism, Confucianism, African religions, traditions from ancient Egypt and early China, and Native American, indigenous Tibetan, and Australian Aboriginal traditions, among others. They explore issues such as animal consciousness, suffering, sacrifice, and stewardship in innovative methodological ways. They also address contemporary challenges relating to law, biotechnology, social justice, and the environment. By grappling with the nature and ideological features of various religious views, the contributors cast religious teachings and practices in a new light. They reveal how we either intentionally or inadvertently marginalize "others," whether they are human or otherwise, reflecting on the ways in which we assign value to living beings. Though it is an ancient concern, the topic of "Religion and Animals" has yet to be systematically studied by modern scholars. This groundbreaking collection takes the first steps toward a meaningful analysis.


Brothers and Sisters in Medieval European Literature

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ISBN: 190315362X
Release Date: 2015-05-21
Number of pages: 285
Author: Carolyne Larrington
Publisher:

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The Typological Imaginary

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ISBN: 9780812201277
Release Date: 2013-10-09
Number of pages: 160
Author: Kathleen Biddick
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

Download and read online The Typological Imaginary in PDF and EPUB In this book Kathleen Biddick investigates the fate of the enduring timelines fabricated by early Christians to distinguish themselves from their Jewish neighbors. Ranging widely across the history of text, technology, and book art, she relates three interwoven stories: the Christians' translation of circumcision into a graphic problem of writing on the heart; the temporal construction of Christian notions of history based on the binary supersession of an Old Testament past by the present of a new dispensation; and the traumatic repetition of the graphic cutting off of Christians from Jews in academic history and anthropology. Moving beyond well-studied theological polemics, Biddick works from the relatively unfamiliar vantage point of the graphic technologies used in medieval and early modern texts and print sources, from maps to trial transcripts to universal histories. Addressing current concerns about the posthuman condition by linking them to a deeper genealogy of disembodiment at the technological heart of imaginary fantasies, she argues that such supersessionary practices extend to contemporary psychoanalytic and postcolonial texts, even as they propose alternative ways of thinking about memory and temporality. Crucial to Biddick's study is the ethical challenge of unbinding the typological imaginary, not in order to disavow theological difference but rather to open up the encounter between Christian and Jew to less deadening teleological readings. Making a significant contribution to the large debate over the transition from "scriptural" to "scientific" culture in Europe, The Typological Imaginary also succeeds in shedding light on the centrality of Jews to medieval and Enlightenment history.


Dante Alighieri

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ISBN: 9781438112855
Release Date: 2009-01-01
Number of pages: 338
Author: Brett Foster
Publisher: Infobase Publishing

Download and read online Dante Alighieri in PDF and EPUB An allegory composed of three parts, the Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso, Dante's The Divine Comedy remains one of the greatest works in classic literature.


Correspondances

Filename: correspondances.pdf
ISBN: 9051832966
Release Date: 1992
Number of pages: 273
Author: Keith Busby
Publisher: Rodopi

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Viator

Filename: viator.pdf
ISBN: 0520036085
Release Date: 1987
Number of pages: 380
Author: Robert L. Benson
Publisher: Univ of California Press

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