Quevedo (Twayne's World Authors Series, TWAS 153: Spain)

By Donald W. Bleznick

TWAYNE'S international AUTHORS sequence (TWAS)

The function of TWAS is to survey the main writers—novelists, dramatists, historians, poets, philosophers, and critics—of the countries of the realm. one of the nationwide literatures coated are these of Australia, Canada, China, jap Europe, France, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, Japan, Latin the US, New Zealand, Poland, Russia, Scandinavia, Spain, and the African countries, in addition to Hebrew, Yiddish, and Latin Classical literatures. This survey is complemented through Twaynes usa Authors sequence and English Authors Series.

The cause of every quantity in those sequence is to give a critical-analytical examine of the works of the author; to incorporate biographical and ancient fabric that could be worthy for figuring out, appreciation, and important appraisal of the author and to offer all fabric in transparent, concise English—but to not vitiate the scholarly content material of the paintings through doing so.

Francisco de Quevedo (1580-1645) is undeniably one of many maximum Spanish writers that ever lived. He wrote in the course of the Baroque interval, a time within which Spanish literature reached its top of efflorescence. it really is ironical that this similar period manifested a innovative deterioration of Spain's political and fiscal strength. This decline of a powerful empire equipped via Charles V and Philip II within the 16th century was once followed via sour disillusion and futile makes an attempt to appreciate and therapy the motives. No different Golden Age author, with the potential exception of Cervantes, unearths so profound a grab of the beliefs and mores of the Spanish humans.

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The Event of Literature

By Terry Eagleton

In this regularly concise, witty, and lucid booklet, Terry Eagleton turns his recognition to the questions we should always ask approximately literature, yet not often do. what's literature? will we even converse of "literature" in any respect? What do varied literary theories let us know approximately what texts suggest and do? In throwing new gentle on those and different questions he has raised in prior best-sellers, Eagleton deals a brand new conception of what we suggest by means of literature. He additionally exhibits what it truly is nice many various literary theories have in common.

In a hugely strange mixture of severe conception and analytic philosophy, the writer sees all literary paintings, from novels to poems, as a method to comprise a truth that seeks to thwart that containment, and in doing so throws up new difficulties that the paintings attempts to solve. The "event" of literature, Eagleton argues, is composed during this continuous transformative come across, certain and forever repeatable. Freewheeling via centuries of serious principles, he sheds mild at the position of literature in our tradition, and in doing so reaffirms the worth and validity of literary concept today.

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Utopia

By Thomas More

A utopia is a neighborhood or society owning hugely fascinating or close to ideal characteristics. The notice used to be coined by means of Sir Thomas extra in Greek for his 1516 e-book Utopia (in Latin), describing a fictional island society within the Atlantic Ocean. The time period has been used to explain either intentional groups that try to create a terrific society, and imagined societies portrayed in fiction. It has spawned different techniques, such a lot prominently dystopia.

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The Cambridge Companion to Beckett (Cambridge Companions to Literature)

The area popularity of Samuel Beckett is because of a mix of excessive educational esteem and massive acceptance. An innovator in prose fiction to rival Joyce, his performs were the main influential in smooth theatre heritage. As an writer in either English and French and a author for the web page and the level, Beckett has been the focal point for expert therapy in every one of his many guises, yet there were few makes an attempt to supply a conspectus view. This ebook, first released in 1994, presents 13 introductory essays on each point of Beckett's paintings, a few paying specific cognizance to his most renowned performs (e.g. expecting Godot and Endgame) and his prose fictions (e.g. the 'trilogy' and Murphy). different essays take on his radio and tv drama, his theatre directing and his poetry, via extra basic concerns comparable to Beckett's bilingualism and his dating to the philosophers. Reference fabric is supplied on the back and front of the e-book.

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Sexuality and Being in the Poststructuralist Universe of Clarice Lispector: The Différance of Desire (Texas Pan American Series)

By Earl E. Fitz

Publish yr note: First released in 2001
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Driven by way of an unfulfilled hope for the inconceivable, eventually indefinable different, the protagonists of the novels and tales of acclaimed Brazilian author Clarice Lispector exemplify and humanize a number of the concerns principal to poststructuralist concept, from the character of language, fact, and aspiring to the risky relationships among language, being, and truth. during this booklet, Earl Fitz demonstrates that, in flip, poststructuralism deals vital and revealing insights into all features of Lispector's writing, together with her sort, feel of constitution, characters, subject matters, and socio-political conscience.

Fitz attracts on Lispector's whole oeuvre--novels, tales, cronicas, and children's literature--to argue that her writing constantly displays the fundamental tenets of poststructuralist conception. He indicates how Lispector's characters fight over and humanize poststructuralist dilemmas and the way their crucial experience of being is deeply depending on a moving, and customarily transgressive, feel of wish and sexuality.

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Joyce and the Invention of Irish History: Finnegans Wake in Context

By Thomas C. Hofheinz

This incisive and unique learn of James Joyce's paintings explores Joyce's vibrant fictional remedy of Irish old writing, particularly in Finnegans Wake. Linking Joyce's paintings to present old feedback, contemporary Irish historiography and antiquarianism, and the Catholic providential background of Vico's New technology, Hofheinz indicates how Joyce used ancient resources to light up deep and frequent human difficulties within the smooth period of eire. The publication increases questions relevant to Irish identification in cultural, social, familial, and mental phrases.

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Tolstoy or Dostoevsky: An Essay in the Old Criticism, Second Edition

By George Steiner

George Steiner's Tolstoy or Dostoevsky has develop into a vintage between students of Russian literature. An essay in poetic and philosophic feedback that bears usually at the Russian masters, Tolstoy or Dostoevsky offers additionally with better subject matters: the epic culture extending from Homer to Tolstoy; the continuity of a "tragic global view" from Oedipus Rex to King Lear and The Brothers Karamazov; the contrasts among the epic and dramatic modes, among irreconcilably adversarial perspectives of God and of heritage. "A needs to for the instructor, pupil, and intellectually critical reader."-Kirkus studies "This is a booklet that offers new and stimulating perception into the literary masterpieces and regarded the nice Russian novelists. additionally, during this paintings Steiner indicates a good intensity and breadth of literary wisdom and feedback that isn't constrained by myself to the Russian writers lower than dialogue yet to writers of all genres and all literary periods."-Journal of faith "His is a piece of non-public feedback, usually creative, consistently deeply felt."-The big apple occasions "Brilliant, provocative, packed with insights, this vintage examine nonetheless stands on my own and unchallenged in glossy feedback as a lucid and erudite examine of the contrasting genius of Tolstoy and Dostoevsky. Steiner's e-book is a needs to for the coed, student, or normal reader who needs to procedure the Russian giants of their complete literary and philosophical ambience."-Robert L. Jackson

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Later Articles & Reviews: Uncollected Articles, Reviews, and Radio Broadcasts Written After 1900 (The Collected Works of W. B. Yeats, Volume 10)

By W. B. Yeats

Author note: Colton Johnson (Editor)
Publish yr note: First released January 1st 1994
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The gathered Works of W. B. Yeats, quantity X: Later Articles and Reviews is a part of a fourteen-volume sequence below the overall editorship of eminent Yeats students Richard J. Finneran and George generators Harper. this primary whole version contains almost all the Nobel laureate's released paintings, in authoritative texts and with broad explanatory notes.

Later Articles and Reviews comprises fifty-four prose items released among 1900 and Yeats's demise in January 1939 and merits from the notes and emendations of Yeats student Colton Johnson. The items accumulated listed below are occasional, and so they replicate the numerous pursuits and engagements of Yeats in his adulthood. now not a reviewer or polemicist, Yeats is a global determine: a senator within the fledgling Irish country, a defining smooth poet, a exclusive essayist. And the following we now have him writing -- with grace, wit, and keenness -- at the nation of eire on this planet, on Irish language and Irish literature, on his creative contemporaries, at the Abbey Theater, on divorce, on censorship, on his evolution as a poet and dramatist, on his personal poetry.

Volume X additionally comprises texts of ten radio courses Yeats broadcast among 1931 and 1937. this isn't simply the 1st assortment but in addition the 1st printing of Yeats's radio paintings, which constitutes the biggest formerly uncollected physique of his writings and probably an important to stay principally unstudied. rigorously assembled from manuscripts, typescripts, broadcast scripts, and fragmentary recordings, the courses diversity from a scripted interview on modern matters to complicated stagings of his personal and others' poetry. one of many radio courses is gifted in an appendix whole with the commissioned musical rating that set Yeats's poetry to track, Yeats's personal emendations at the BBC broadcast script, and the diacritical notes with which the printed reader indicated Yeats's interpretive directions.

Here, then, is professional Yeats, writing and conversing vigorously and with prepared own perception concerning the smooth age and his position in it.

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Understanding Poetry

By Cleanth Brooks

The fourth version of realizing Poetry is a re-inspection of poetry. holding it teachable and versatile, the fabric enables complete and blameless immersion in addition to elevating inductive inquiries to increase severe and analytical abilities. scholars might be resulted in comprehend poetry as a method of imaginatively extending their very own event and certainly, probing the probabilities of the self. This most modern incarnation of the landmark textual content enables a radical examine of poetry.

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The Culture of People's Democracy: Hungarian Essays on Literature, Art, and Democratic Transition, 1945-1948 (Historical Materialism Books (Haymarket Books))

By György Lukács

Engaged with questions of realist and modernist world-views in artwork, the kin of literary historical past to politics, and the position of cultural intellectuals in public lifestyles, this booklet of essays collects a few of Lukács such a lot influential writings. Translated into english for the time, those items provide a brand new examine the most major Marxist thinkers of the twentieth-century.

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