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La préparation du roman : Cours au Collège de France (1978-1979 et 1979-1980)

By Roland Barthes, Eric Marty

Les deux cours sur «La préparation du roman», donnés au Collège de France entre décembre 1978 et février 1980, constituent un pan vital de l’oeuvre de Roland Barthes. Autrefois publiés sous los angeles forme de notes retrouvées, ils paraissent ici sur los angeles base d’une transcription des enregistrements. On retrouve ainsi los angeles magie de los angeles parole de Barthes, sa générosité, son intensité, sa puissance de rationalization qui n’abandonne jamais l’exigence intellectuelle, son goût des digressions, son paintings d’élever l’individualité vers le général selon son voeu d’une technological know-how du singulier, dans une sorte de testomony qui est aussi et avant tout une passionnante leçon de vie. Dans ces cours, qui se révèleront être les derniers par los angeles fatalité d’un twist of fate, Roland Barthes s’interroge sur les stipulations d’écriture du roman, avec pour modèles d’abord le haïku japonais, puis A l. a. recherche du temps perdu de Proust, ou encore Dante, Chateaubriand, Flaubert, Rimbaud, Kafka, Gide. Une query prémonitoire hante l. a. réflexion de Barthes : et si los angeles littérature comptait de moins en moins ? Et si ceux qui en font leur ardour étaient de plus en plus minoritaires, comme une espèce en voie de disparition ? «J’ai d’abord examiné le rapport de l’oeuvre et de cet acte minimum d’écriture qu’est l. a. Notation, le Haïku. Cette année, je veux suivre l’oeuvre de son Projet à son accomplissement : autrement dit, du Vouloir-Ecrire au Pouvoir-Ecrire. Si vous le voulez bien, nous allons considérer le Cours qui begin comme un movie ou comme un livre, bref comme une histoire».

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Prétextes

By André Gide

Publié pour l. a. première fois en 1903, ce quantity contient :
DEUX CONFÉRENCES : De l’influence en littérature ; Les Limites de l’Art — AUTOUR DE M. BARRÈS : À propos des Déracinés ; los angeles querelle du peuplier (Réponse à M. Maurras) ; los angeles Normandie et le Bas-Languedoc — LETTRES À ANGÈLE : I. Mirbeau, Curel, Hauptmann ; II. Signoret, Jammes ; III. Les naturistes ; IV. Barrès, Maeterlinck ; V. Verhaeren, Pierre Louys ; VI. Stevenson et du nationalisme en littérature ; VII. De quelques récentes idolâtries ; VIII. Sada Yacco ; IX. De quelques jeunes gens du Midi ; X. Les Mille Nuits et une Nuit du Dr Mardrus ; XI. Max Stirner et l’individualisme ; XII. Nietzsche — QUELQUES LIVRES : Villiers de l’Isle-Adam ; Maurice Léon ; Camille Mauclair ; Henri de Régnier ; Dr J.-C. Mardrus (Les Mille Nuits et une Nuit) ; Saint-Georges de Bouhélier ; Lettre à M. Saint-Georges de Bouhélier — SUPPLÉMENT : Francis Jammes ; Saint-Georges de Bouhélier ; Henri de Régnier ; Octave Mirbeau — IN MEMORIAM : Stéphane Mallarmé ; Emmanuel Signoret ; Oscar Wilde.

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The Novel Now: Contemporary British Fiction

By Richard Bradford

The Novel Now is an clever and interesting survey of latest British fiction.

  • Discusses standard names akin to Martin Amis, Ian McEwan, Salman Rushdie, and Angela Carter and compares them with newer authors, together with David Mitchell, Ali Smith, A.L. Kennedy, Matt Thorne, Nicola Barker, and Toby Litt
  • Incorporates unique insurance of subgenres comparable to chick lit, lad lit, homosexual fiction, crime fiction, and the old novel
  • Discusses the ways that notions of local id and tribalist perspectives have surfaced in united kingdom and Irish fiction, and the way post-Imperial sensibility has turn into a function of the ‘British’ novel
  • Situates modern fiction inside its socio-cultural and literary contexts.

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Gravity's Rainbow, Domination, and Freedom

By Steven C. Weisenburger, Luc Herman

Whilst released in 1973, Gravity's Rainbow extended our feel of what the radical can be. Pynchon's wide references to trendy technological know-how, heritage, and tradition challenged any reader, whereas his prose bent the principles for narrative artwork and his satirical practices taunted U.S. obscenity and pornography statutes. His writing hence enacts freedom while the book's nice topic is domination: humanity's reduced "chances for freedom" in a world military-industrial procedure birthed and set on its toes in global battle II. Its image: the V-2 rocket. .

"Gravity's Rainbow," Domination, and Freedom commonly situates Pynchon's novel in "long sixties" heritage, revealing a fiction deeply of and approximately its time. Herman and Weisenburger placed the novel's abiding questions on freedom in context with sixties struggles opposed to struggle, constrained speech rights, ethno-racial oppression, environmental degradation, and refined new technique of social and mental regulate. They convey the text's shut indebtedness to reviews of domination through key postwar thinkers akin to Erich Fromm, Herbert Marcuse, and Hannah Arendt. They element both strong ways in which sixties countercultural practices—free-speech resistance performed out in courts, campuses, urban streets, and raucously satirical underground presswork—provide a clearer referring to Pynchon's personal satirical practices and their implicit criticisms.

If the process has jacketed humanity in a complete domination, won't a solitary person nonetheless assert freedom? Or has the approach captured all—even supposedly immune elites—in an irremediable dominion? analyzing Pynchon's major characters and storylines, this examine realizes a darker Gravity's Rainbow than critics were keen to determine. .

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The New York Intellectuals Reader

In the early 1930’s in a small alcove at urban university in big apple a bunch of younger, passionate, and politically radical scholars argued for hours concerning the finer issues of Marxist doctrine, the real nature of socialism, and even if Stalin or Trotsky was once the genuine inheritor to Lenin. those younger intellectuals went directly to write for and located the most renowned political and literary journals of the 20 th century corresponding to The Masses, Politics, Partisan Review, Encounter, Commentary, Dissent and The Public Interest. Figures similar to Daniel Bell, Nathan Glazer, Sidney Hook, Susan Sontag, Dwight MacDonald, and Seymour Lipset penned probably the most vital books of social technology within the mid-twentieth century. They believed, specifically else, within the value of argument and the ability of the pen. They have been a colourful crew of engaged political thinkers and writers, yet most significantly they have been public intellectuals devoted to addressing crucial political, social and cultural questions of the day.

Here, with important head notes and a entire creation by means of Neil Jumonville, The manhattan Intellectuals Reader brings the paintings of those thinkers again into dialog.

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Forms: Whole, Rhythm, Hierarchy, Network

By Caroline Levine

Forms bargains a strong new resolution to at least one of the main urgent difficulties dealing with literary, severe, and cultural reports today--how to attach shape to political, social, and old context. Caroline Levine argues that varieties manage not just artworks but in addition political life--and our makes an attempt to understand either paintings and politics. Inescapable and regularly troubling, types form each point of our event. but, types do not impose their order in any easy means. a number of shapes, styles, and preparations, overlapping and colliding, generate complicated and unpredictable social landscapes that problem and unsettle traditional analytic types in literary and cultural studies.

Borrowing the concept that of "affordances" from layout idea, this e-book investigates the explicit ways in which 4 significant forms--wholes, rhythms, hierarchies, and networks--have established tradition, politics, and scholarly wisdom throughout classes, and it proposes interesting new methods of linking formalism to historicism and literature to politics. Levine rereads either formalist and antiformalist theorists, together with Cleanth Brooks, Michel Foucault, Jacques Rancière, Mary Poovey, and Judith Butler, and he or she bargains enticing bills of a variety of items, from medieval convents and sleek topic parks to Sophocles's Antigone and the tv sequence The Wire.

The result's a extensively new state of mind approximately shape for the following iteration and crucial analyzing for students and scholars around the humanities who needs to strive against with the matter of shape and context.

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Logic As the Question Concerning the Essence of Language (SUNY series in Contemporary Continental Philosophy)

By Martin Heidegger

This primary English translation of Logik als die Frage nach dem Wesen der Sprache, quantity 38 of Martin Heidegger s Gesamtausgabe, includes novel rules on common sense and language which are vital for a person wishing to imagine past conventional perspectives of those issues. according to scholar transcripts of Heidegger s lectures and manuscripts for a 1934 summer season direction, the paintings comprises his first public mirrored image at the nature of language itself. Given presently after Heidegger s resignation to the rectorship of the collage of Freiburg, the direction additionally opens up clean views on his debatable involvement with the Nazi regime. Heidegger s severe probing of good judgment includes metaphysics and poetry and intertwines crucial questions pertaining to language as a world-forming energy, the man or woman, heritage, and time. This paintings marks a milestone in Heidegger s direction of considering as his first meditation on language as a primal occasion of being."

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Umberto Eco and the Open Text: Semiotics, Fiction, Popular Culture

By Peter E. Bondanella

Umberto Eco is Italy's most renowned residing highbrow, recognized between teachers for his literary and cultural theories, and to a massive overseas viewers via his novels, The identify of the Rose, Foucault's Pendulum and The Island of the Day ahead of. Umberto Eco and the Open textual content is the 1st entire examine in English of Eco's paintings. In transparent and available language, Peter Bondanella considers not just Eco's most renowned texts, but additionally many occasional essays no longer but translated into English. Tracing Eco's highbrow improvement from early stories in medieval aesthetics to seminal works on pop culture, postmodern fiction, and semiotic thought, he exhibits how Eco's personal fiction grows out of his literary and cultural theories. Bondanella cites all texts in English, and offers a whole bibliography of works by way of and approximately Eco.

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Birth of the Symbol: Ancient Readers at the Limits of Their Texts

By Peter T. Struck

Nearly we all have studied poetry and been taught to appear for the symbolic in addition to literal that means of the textual content. is that this the best way the ancients observed poetry? In Birth of the Symbol, Peter Struck explores the traditional Greek literary critics and theorists who invented the belief of the poetic "symbol."

The booklet notes that Aristotle and his fans didn't speak about using poetic symbolism. really, a unique workforce of Greek thinkers--the allegorists--were the 1st to improve the idea. Struck commonly revisits the paintings of the nice allegorists, which has been underappreciated. He hyperlinks their curiosity in symbolism to the significance of divination and magic in precedent days, and he demonstrates how very important symbolism turned after they considered faith and philosophy. "They see the total of significant poetic language as deeply figurative," he writes, "with the aptitude constantly, even within the such a lot mundane info, to be freighted with hidden messages."

Birth of the Symbol deals a brand new knowing of the function of poetry within the lifetime of rules in old Greece. additionally, it demonstrates a connection among the best way we comprehend poetry and how it used to be understood by means of very important thinkers in old times.

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The Cambridge Companion to James Joyce (Cambridge Companions to Literature)

By Derek Attridge

Together with numerous new and revised essays, reflecting expanding emphasis on Joyce's politics, this better half specializes in the significance of his engagement with eire, and the adjustments wrought by means of gender reviews on feedback of his paintings. the second one version beneficial properties essays by means of a global staff of top students geared to frightening notion and dialogue. Supplementary examining lists and a longer bibliography will supply readers the required instruments for added expert exploration of Joyce. First variation Hb (1990): 0-521-33014-9 First version Pb (1990): 0-521-37673-4

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