A german jew, auerbach was forced out of his professorship at the University of Marburg in 1935. His aim was to show how from antiquity to the twentieth century literature progressed toward ever more naturalistic and democratic forms of representation. A brilliant display of erudition, and wisdom, wit, his exploration of how great European writers from Homer to Virginia Woolf depicted reality has taught generations how to read Western literature.
Mimesis: The Representation of Reality in Western Literature - New and Expanded Edition Princeton Classics #ad - 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. He left for turkey, where he taught at the state university in Istanbul. More than half a century after its translation into English, Erich Auerbach's Mimesis remains a masterpiece of literary criticism.
Ranging over works in greek, spanish, german, italian, Latin, Auerbach used his remarkable skills in philology and comparative literature to refute any narrow form of nationalism or chauvinism, French, and English, in his own day and ours. Princeton University Press. 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.
Dante: Poet of the Secular World New York Review Books ClassicsNYRB Classics #ad - The structure of the "Comedy"V. The subject of the "Comedy"IV. Erich auerbach’s dante: poet of the secular World is an inspiring introduction to one of world’s greatest poets as well as a brilliantly argued and still provocative essay in the history of ideas. Dante's early PoetryIII. The survival and transformation of Dante's Vision of RealityNotesIndex.
Here auerbach, thought by many to be the greatest of twentieth-century scholar-critics, makes the seemingly paradoxical claim that it is in the poetry of Dante, supreme among religious poets, and above all in the stanzas of his Divine Comedy, that the secular world of the modern novel ﬁrst took imaginative form.
Dante: Poet of the Secular World New York Review Books Classics #ad - Auerbach’s study of dante, a precursor and necessary complement to mimesis, illuminates both the overall structure and the individual detail of Dante’s work, his magisterial overview of realism in Western literature, the particular and the universal, showing it to be an extraordinary synthesis of the sensuous and the conceptual, that redeﬁned notions of human character and fate and opened the way into modernity.
Contentsi. Historical introduction; The Idea of Man in LiteratureII. The presentationVI.
Time, History, and Literature: Selected Essays of Erich AuerbachPrinceton University Press #ad - Erich auerbach 1892-1957, a forerunner of secular criticism, is celebrated today as a founder of comparative literature, best known for his classic literary study Mimesis, and a prophet of global literary studies. Yet the true depth of Auerbach's thinking and writing remains unplumbed. Foregrounded in this major new collection are Auerbach's complex relationship to the Judaeo-Christian tradition, his philosophy of time and history, and his theory of human ethics and responsible action.
Auerbach effectively charts out the difficult discovery, of the sensuous, in the wake of Christianity, the earthly, and the human and social worlds. Of the twenty essays culled for this volume from the full length of his career, twelve have never appeared in English before, and one is being published for the first time.
Time, History, and Literature: Selected Essays of Erich Auerbach #ad - Time, and literature presents a wide selection of Auerbach's essays, History, many of which are little known outside the German-speaking world. Princeton Univ Pr. A number of the essays reflect Auerbach's responses to an increasingly hostile National Socialist environment. These writings offer a challenging model of intellectual engagement, one that remains as compelling today as it was in Auerbach's own time.
Anatomy of Criticism: Four EssaysPrinceton University Press #ad - In four brilliant essays on historical, and rhetorical criticism, ethical, archetypical, employing examples of world literature from ancient times to the present, Frye reconceived literary criticism as a total history rather than a linear progression through time. Literature, frye wrote, is "the place where our imaginations find the ideal that they try to pass on to belief and action, where they find the vision which is the source of both the dignity and the joy of life.
And the critical study of literature provides a basic way "to produce, out of the society we have to live in, a vision of the society we want to live in. Harold bloom contributes a fascinating and highly personal preface that examines Frye's mode of criticism and thought as opposed to Frye's criticism itself as being indispensable in the modern literary world.
Anatomy of Criticism: Four Essays #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Striking out at the conception of criticism as restricted to mere opinion or ritual gesture, Northrop Frye wrote this magisterial work proceeding on the assumption that criticism is a structure of thought and knowledge in its own right. Princeton Univ Pr.
The Sense of an Ending: Studies in the Theory of Fiction with a New EpilogueOxford University Press #ad - He goes on to deal perceptively with modern literature with "traditionalists" such as Yeats, and Joyce, " the French "new novelists, Eliot, as well as contemporary "schismatics, " and such seminal figures as Jean-Paul Sartre and Samuel Beckett. Whether weighing the difference between modern and earlier modes of apocalyptic thought, persuasive, Kermode is distinctly lucid, or commenting on the vogue of the Absurd, witty, considering the degeneration of fiction into myth, and prodigal of ideas.
Used book in Good Condition. Frank kermode is one of our most distinguished critics of English literature. Kermode then discusses literature at a time when new fictive explanations, as used by Spenser and Shakespeare, were being devised to fit a world of uncertain beginning and end. Examining the works of writers from plato to William Burrows, Kermode shows how they have persistently imposed their "fictions" upon the face of eternity and how these have reflected the apocalyptic spirit.
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The Mirror and the Lamp: Romantic Theory and the Critical Tradition Galaxy BooksOxford University Press #ad - Princeton Univ Pr. Used book in Good Condition. Traces the evolution of the Romantic approach to literary criticism and compares it to the other methods which prevailed in the early nineteenth century. Oxford university Press USA.
Travelin' Thru, 1967 - 1969: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 15Sony Legacy #ad - Princeton Univ Pr. Disc 3 closes with tracks recorded on may 17, 1970 with grammy award-winning bluegrass banjo legend Earl Scruggs for the PBS television special, "Earl Scruggs: His Family and Friends" originally aired January 1971. Disc 1 finds dylan in columbia's studio a in nashville recording alternate versions of compositions written for John Wesley Harding October 17 and November 6, 1967 and Nashville Skyline February 13-14, 1969 while introducing a new song "Western Road" a Nashville Skyline outtake.
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The Dialogic Imagination: Four Essays University of Texas Press Slavic SeriesUniversity of Texas Press #ad - The volume also contains a lengthy introduction to Bakhtin and his thought and a glossary of terminology. Bakhtin uses the category "novel" in a highly idiosyncratic way, claiming for it vastly larger territory than has been traditionally accepted. Used book in Good Condition. Princeton Univ Pr. These essays reveal mikhail bakhtin 1895-1975—known in the West largely through his studies of Rabelais and Dostoevsky—as a philosopher of language, a cultural historian, and a major theoretician of the novel.
In the final essay, which he sees as stratified, he discusses literature and language in general, constantly changing systems of subgenres, dialects, and fragmented "languages" in battle with one another. The dialogic imagination presents, four selections from Voprosy literatury i estetiki Problems of literature and esthetics, in superb English translation, published in Moscow in 1975.
The Dialogic Imagination: Four Essays University of Texas Press Slavic Series #ad - Oxford university Press USA. University of Texas Press. For him, "novelness, the novel is not so much a genre as it is a force, " which he discusses in "From the Prehistory of Novelistic Discourse. Two essays, "epic and novel" and "forms of Time and of the Chronotope in the Novel, " deal with literary history in Bakhtin's own unorthodox way.
Mythologies: The Complete Edition, in a New TranslationHill and Wang #ad - University of Texas Press. Hill Wang. We own devices that bring the world to the command of our fingertips. No denunciation without its proper instrument of close analysis, " Roland Barthes wrote in his preface to Mythologies. There is no more proper instrument of analysis of our contemporary myths than this book―one of the most significant works in French theory, and one that has transformed the way readers and philosophers view the world around them.
Our age is a triumph of codification. They express myths of success, well-being, or happiness. Yet all around us, mainstream media, politics, in pop culture, and advertising, there are codes and symbols that govern our choices. We think we are free. As barthes sees it, these myths must be carefully deciphered, and debunked.
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Seven Types of AmbiguityNew Directions #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Oxford university Press USA. Revised twice since it first appeared, it has remained one of the most widely read and quoted works of literary analysis. Ambiguity, according to empson, however slight, includes "any verbal nuance, which gives room for alternative reactions to the same piece of language.
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The Edward Said ReaderVintage #ad - Hill Wang. Edward said, the renowned literary and cultural critic and passionately engaged intellectual, is one of our era's most formidable, provocative, and important thinkers. For more than three decades his books, and the seminal study Orientalism, which include Culture and Imperialism, Peace and Its Discontents, have influenced not only our worldview but the very terms of public discourse.
The edward said reader includes key sections from all of Said's books, from the groundbreaking 1966 study of Joseph Conrad to his new memoir, Out of Place. Oxford university Press USA. Princeton Univ Pr. University of Texas Press. Used book in Good Condition. Whether he is writing of zionism or palestinian self-determination, Jane Austen or Yeats, music or the media, Said's uncompromising intelligence casts urgent light on every subject he undertakes.
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