Download E-books The Ethics of Writing: Authorship and Legacy in Plato and Nietzsche PDF

By Seán Burke

Starting amidst the tombs of the 'dead' God, and the crematoria at Auschwitz, this ebook confronts Nietzsche's legacy during the lens of Plato. the foremost query is how authors can guard opposed to the potential 'deviant readings' of destiny readers and verify 'the probability of writing'. Burke recommends an ethic of 'discursive containment'.The moral query is the query of our occasions. inside of severe conception, it has enthusiastic about the act of interpreting. This learn reverses the phrases of inquiry to examine the moral composition of the act of writing. What accountability does an writer endure for his legacy? Do 'catastrophic' misreadings of authors (e.g. Plato, Nietzsche) testify to authorial recklessness? those and different questions are the starting-point for a thought of authorial ethics.

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Download E-books Disability in Science Fiction: Representations of Technology as Cure PDF

During this groundbreaking assortment, twelve overseas students – with backgrounds in incapacity reviews, English and global literature, classics, and heritage – talk about the illustration of dis/ability, scientific "cures," know-how, and the physique in technological know-how fiction.

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Download E-books Shakespeare and Masculinity in Southern Fiction: Faulkner, Simms, Page, and Dixon PDF

The booklet advances the concept American, Southern, white, planter classification authors have appropriated versions and modes of masculinity from William Shakespeare. Keener lines the background of this appropriation and its attendant masculinities from authors as early as William Gilmore Simms, via Thomas Nelson web page and Thomas Dixon, to William Faulkner.

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Download E-books High Theory/Low Culture PDF

In excessive Theory/Low tradition , Brottman makes use of the instruments of 'high' cultural conception to envision many parts of modern pop culture, together with type magazines, activity, buying, tabloid newspapers, horror video clips and pornography. In doing so, she not just demonstrates the sensible use of 'high' thought because it pertains to our daily international, yet she additionally investigates the categories of 'low' tradition which are on a regular basis pushed aside via educational students. via an in depth exam of those cultural varieties, Brottman unearths how the types of pop culture that we often take without any consideration are, actually, way more advanced and complicated than is in general assumed.

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Download E-books Class, Leisure and National Identity in British Children's Literature, 1918-1950 (Critical Approaches to Children's Literature) PDF

By Hazel Sheeky Bird

This booklet areas kid's literature on the leading edge of early twentieth-century debates approximately nationwide identification and sophistication relatives that have been expressed during the pursuit of rest. targeting tales approximately climbing, tenting and crusing, this ebook bargains a clean perception right into a well known interval of recent British cultural and political background.

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Download E-books Georg Lukacs: The Fundamental Dissonance of Existence: Aesthetics, Politics, Literature PDF

The finish of the Soviet interval, the huge growth within the energy and impression of capital, and up to date advancements in social and aesthetic conception, have made the paintings of Hungarian Marxist thinker and social critic Georg Lukács extra important than ever.

The very ideas in literary strategy that, through the 80s and 90s, marginalized him within the West have now made attainable new readings of Lukács, much less in thrall to the positions taken by means of Lukács himself on political and aesthetic issues. What those advancements quantity to, this booklet argues, is a chance to disencumber Lukács's suggestion from its formal and historic barriers, available that used to be constantly inherent in Lukács's personal puzzling over the paradoxes of shape. This assortment brings jointly contemporary paintings on Lukács from the fields of Philosophy, Social and Political notion, Literary and Cultural stories. opposed to the chances, Lukács's inspiration has survived: as a critique of overdue capitalism, as a advisor to the contradictions of modernity, and as a version for a temperament that refuses all lodging with the best way issues are.

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Download E-books Coleridge and the Nature of Imagination: Evolution, Engagement with the World, and Poetry PDF

Studying a number Coleridge's writings, this e-book makes use of contemporary medical study to appreciate how we have now developed to make psychological representations of the counterfactual, how such transformative essays in mind's eye have enabled people to outlive, to prosper and to precise themselves within the sciences, the humanities and especially in poetry.

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Download E-books Exercises in Style PDF

By Raymond Queneau

“A paintings of genius in an excellent translation by means of Barbara Wright….Endlessly interesting and intensely funny.” —Philip Pullman

The plot of Exercises in Style is straightforward: a guy will get into an issue with one other passenger on a bus. even if, this anecdote is informed ninety nine extra instances, every one in a notably diversified type, as a sonnet, an opera, in slang, and with many extra diversifications. This virtuoso set of diversifications is a linguistic rust-remover, and a consultant to literary varieties.

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Download E-books Figuring the Woman Author in Contemporary Fiction PDF

If the writer is 'dead', if feminism is 'post-', why does the determine of the lady writer maintain showing as a valuable personality in modern fiction? She is anxious with possession yet, both, with loss; decided to go into the cultural box but additionally rejecting that box; trying to find keep an eye on yet topic to duplicity; looking strength along wish. Drawing on a various diversity of up to date authors - together with Atwood, Byatt, Brookner, Coetzee, Lurie, LeGuin, Michèle Roberts, Shields, Spark, Weldon, Walker - this research explores the complexity and carrying on with fascination of this determine.

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