Private And Fictional Words Routledge Revivals

Private and Fictional Words  Routledge Revivals  PDF
Author: Coral Ann Howells
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317637992
Size: 29.82 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 230
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First published in 1987, this is an introductory study of the most widely read Canadian women novelists of the 1970s and 1980s. At its centre lies the question of how the search for a distinctive cultural identity relates to the need for a national cultural identity in the post-colonial era. Coral Ann Howells argues that Canadian women’s fiction throughout the period of study represents how the Canadian cultural identity exceeds its geographical limits, and those traditional structures of patriarchal authority need revision if women’s alternative views are to be taken into account. Including short biographical sketches and a complete list of the books published by the authors under discussion, writers examined include Margaret Atwood, Alice Munro, and Margaret Laurence.

Private And Fictional Words Routledge Revivals

Private and Fictional Words  Routledge Revivals  PDF
Author: Coral Ann Howells
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ISBN: 9781138794689
Size: 67.18 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 242
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First published in 1987, this is an introductory study of the most widely read Canadian women novelists of the 1970s and 1980s. At its centre lies the question of how the search for a distinctive cultural identity relates to the need for a national cultural identity in the post-colonial era. Coral Ann Howells argues that Canadian women's fiction throughout the period of study represents how the Canadian cultural identity exceeds its geographical limits, and those traditional structures of patriarchal authority need revision if women's alternative views are to be taken into account. Including short biographical sketches and a complete list of the books published by the authors under discussion, writers examined include Margaret Atwood, Alice Munro, and Margaret Laurence.

Mothers And Other Clowns Routledge Revivals

Mothers and Other Clowns  Routledge Revivals  PDF
Author: Magdalene Redekop
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317695860
Size: 56.83 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 252
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First published in 1992, this is the first study of the work of Alice Munro to focus on her obsession with mothering, and to relate it to the hallucinatory quality of her magic realism. A bizarre collection of clowning mothers parade across the pages of Munro’s fiction, playing practical jokes, performing stunts, and dressing in disguises that recycle vintage literary images. Magdalene Redekop studies this with the aim of gaining increased understanding of Munro’s evolving comic vision.

Essays On Fiction 1971 82 Routledge Revivals

Essays on Fiction 1971 82  Routledge Revivals  PDF
Author: Sir Frank Kermode
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317510305
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 228
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In this book, which was first published in 1983, Frank Kermode looks in particular at the revived Russian Formalism, a highly original body of literary theory that flourished in the years immediately following the Revolution, and at the work of Roman Jakobson, one of its most distinguished exponents. He discusses its modern ‘structuralist’ descendants, recalling the importance of Roland Barthes and the invigorating effect of his fertile and surprising mind. He considers also the work of Foucault, Laca and Levi-Strauss, as well as that of Jacques Derrida, which uses a novel and de(con)structive method of analysis to question to tacit assumptions on which structuralism is based. In an opening chapter, Professor Kermode surveys his relationship with the new theory, explaining that it is a relation from which he has benefited without ever feeling disposed to join a movement. These essays will be of interest to students of literature.

Wittgenstein S Philosophy Of Psychology Routledge Revivals

Wittgenstein s Philosophy of Psychology  Routledge Revivals  PDF
Author: Malcolm Budd
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134515227
Size: 74.12 MB
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Category : Philosophy
Languages : en
Pages : 186
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First published in 1989, this book tackles a relatively little-explored area of Wittgenstein’s work, his philosophy of psychology, which played an important part in his late philosophy. Writing with clarity and insight, Budd traces the complexities of Wittgenstein’s thought, and provides a detailed picture of his views on psychological concepts. A useful guide to the writings of Wittgenstein, the book will be of value to anyone concerned with his work as a whole, as well as those with a more general interest in the philosophy of psychology.

Landmarks In Modern Latin American Fiction Routledge Revivals

Landmarks in Modern Latin American Fiction  Routledge Revivals  PDF
Author: Philip Swanson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317620291
Size: 36.94 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 260
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In the 1960s, there occurred amongst Latin American writers a sudden explosion of literary activity known as the ‘Boom’. It marked an increase in the production and availability of innovative and experimental novels. But the ‘Boom’ of the 1960s should not be taken as the only flowering of Latin American fiction, for such novels dubbed ‘new novels’ were being written in the 1940s and 1950s, as well as in the 1970s and 1980s. In this edited collection, first published in 1990, Philip Swanson charts the development of Latin American fiction throughout the twentieth century. He assesses the impact of the ‘new novel’ on Latin American literature, and follows its growth. Nine key texts are analysed by contributors, including works by the ‘big four’ of the ‘Boom’ – Fuentes, Cortázar, Garcia Márquez and Vargas Llosa. This book will be of interest to critics and teachers of Latin American literature, and will be useful too as supplementary reading for students of Spanish and Hispanic Studies. It will also serve as a helpful introduction to those new to Latin American fiction.

Realist Fiction And The Strolling Spectator Routledge Revivals

Realist Fiction and the Strolling Spectator  Routledge Revivals  PDF
Author: John Rignall
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131762629X
Size: 11.83 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 192
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The classic realist text has long been derided by post-structuralist critics as an unsophisticated and reactionary form. In this study, first published in 1992, John Rignall makes a powerful case for the rehabilitation of realism as a self-aware and reflexive genre. Using the novels of Scott, Balzac, Dickens, George Eliot, Flaubert, James, Ford and Conrad, Rignall argues for an understanding of realism through the recurrent figure of the flâneur. The flâneur is the strolling spectator whose problematic vision both of and in the novel makes him the representative figure of the realist text. A significant contribution to the field, this title will be of particular view to students of realism, literary theory, and comparative literature.

Resisting Novels Routledge Revivals

Resisting Novels  Routledge Revivals  PDF
Author: Lennard J. Davis
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317672232
Size: 55.53 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 252
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"By making friends with signs", Lennard Davis argues, "we are weakening the bond that anchors us to the social world, the world of action, and binding ourselves to the ideological." For the reader, this power of the novel needs to be resisted. But there is a double resistance at work: the novel is also a defensive structure positioning us against alienation and loneliness: the dehumanising symptoms of modern life. While discussions surrounding ideology in novels traditionally concentrate on thematics, in this study – first published in 1987 - Davis approaches the subject through such structural features as location, character, dialogue and plot. Drawing on a wide range of novels from the seventeenth century to the present day, and on psychoanalysis as well as philosophy, Resisting Novels explores how fiction works subliminally to resist change and to detach the reader from the world of lived experience. This controversial critique will engage students and academics with a particular interest in literary theory.

Entropy Exhibition Routledge Revivals

Entropy Exhibition  Routledge Revivals  PDF
Author: Colin Greenland
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135699070
Size: 34.38 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 260
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When first published in 1983 The Entropy Exhibition was the first critical assessment of the literary movement known as ‘New Wave’ science fiction. It examines the history of the New Worlds magazine and its background in the popular imagination of the 1960s, traces the strange history of sex in science fiction and analyses developments in stylistic theory and practice.

Wittgenstein S Philosophy Of Mind Routledge Revivals

Wittgenstein s Philosophy of Mind  Routledge Revivals  PDF
Author: Ashok Vohra
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317688260
Size: 70.50 MB
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Category : Philosophy
Languages : en
Pages : 116
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Philosophers since Descartes have felt themselves compelled to make a choice between mind and body. Wittgenstein’s Philosophy of Mind, first published in 1986, argues that there is no genuine epistemological problem of mind, and that the widespread philosophical scepticism with regard to our knowledge of other minds is without foundation. Ashok Vohra applies Wittgenstein’s method to show that the problem has arisen through a tendency to over-philosophise our simple experiences. Vohra presents a positive account of Wittgenstein’s philosophy of mind, arguing that to consider his philosophy entirely destructive is misleading. He shows that knowledge of mind is gained through a large complex of intersubjectively identifiable factors such as the linguistic and non-linguistic past, present and future behaviour of the person concerned. He thus justifies the belief, on which psychology and psychoanalysis are based, that mind is not a mystery to which only the owner has privileged access.

Sir Walter Scott On Novelists And Fiction Routledge Revivals

Sir Walter Scott on Novelists and Fiction  Routledge Revivals  PDF
Author: Ioan Williams
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136823425
Size: 48.19 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 514
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First published in 1968, this collection of essays and reviews represents all that Sir Walter Scott wrote on the subject of novels and novelists, and will be invaluable for the study of Scott, both as novelist and critic. The work provides a survey of the novel at an important period of its development and offers an historical perspective not normally available in one volume.

Unspeakable Sentences Routledge Revivals

Unspeakable Sentences  Routledge Revivals  PDF
Author: Ann Banfield
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317598822
Size: 66.97 MB
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Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 340
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First published in 1982, this title grew from a series of essays on various aspects of narrative style; the result is a finished product that melds literary theory with linguistic methodology. It is argued that, where linguistic theory intersects with literary theory, it is narrative that provides the crucial ‘experiment’ for deciding between a communication and a non-communication theory of language and, by extension, of literature. Chapters discuss such areas as subjectivity in direct and indirect speech, the absence of the narrator, and the development of narrative style. With a detailed introduction to the subject, this reissue will be of value to students of linguistics and literature with a particular interest in narrative style and linguistic theory.

The Fictional Encyclopaedia Routledge Revivals

The Fictional Encyclopaedia  Routledge Revivals  PDF
Author: Hilary Clark
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136643532
Size: 55.87 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 200
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First published in 1990, this work offers an analysis of the phenomenon of encyclopaedism in literature. Hilary Clark develops the theory of an encyclopaedic form in the interests of making clear distinctions between the realist narrative form and that of the encyclopaedic-parodic or fictional encyclopaedia. She makes clear the special links that non-realist, parodic fictions have with the forms of essay, Menippean satire and epic, and indeed with the encyclopaedia itself. The study pays particular attention to the way in which literary encyclopaedism has flourished in the twentieth century, with special reference to the works of James Joyce, Ezra Pound and Philippe Sollers.

Routledge Revivals David Mamet 1985

Routledge Revivals  David Mamet  1985  PDF
Author: Christopher Bigsby
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351366882
Size: 21.48 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 142
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First published in 1985, C.W.E Bigsby examines the career and work of playwright David Mamet. Bigsby shows that Mamet is a fierce social critic, indicting an America corrupted at its core by myths of frontier individualism and competitive capitalism. Mamet has created plays whose bleak social vision and ironic metaphysics are redeemed, if at all, by the power of imagination. No American playwright before him has displayed the same sensitivity to language, detecting lyricism in the brutal incoherencies of every day speech and investing with meaning a contemporary aphasia. Few have offered dramatic metaphors of such startling and disturbing originality. Bigsby’s study is the first book to provide a thorough account of David Mamet’s life and career, as well as close analyses of individual plays.

Eros And Psyche Routledge Revivals

Eros and Psyche  Routledge Revivals  PDF
Author: Karen Chase
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317675479
Size: 46.76 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 214
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How does Victorian fiction represent personality? How does it express emotion and how does it imagine the mind? These questions stand at the centre of Eros and Psyche, first published in 1984. In examining how three authors – Charlotte Brontë, Charles Dickens and George Eliot – depict the mind and organise emotion, Chase approaches their works as expressive structures, and analyses their struggle to accommodate rival imperatives in depicting personality: desire and duty, guilt and innocence, love and autonomy. The title begins with Brontë’s early Angrian tales, which introduce the problem that unifies the book: the attempt of Victorian fiction to escape the constraints of the romance mode, while assimilating its energies. There follow readings of The Pickwick Papers, Jane Eyre, Bleak House, and Middlemarch, in the light of such problems as confinement and exposure in Brontë, tragic doubt in Dickens, and the image of the moral mind in George Eliot.