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Download Thomas Hardy: Texts and Contexts by Phillip Mallett PDF

By Phillip Mallett

In Thomas Hardy: Texts and Contexts amazing critics from Canada, Japan, the USA, and the united kingdom, supply clean and difficult readings of Hardy's works. in addition they bring up a long way wider and far-reaching questions on Hardy's perspective to his artwork, his relation to such modern varieties as melodrama, and his reaction to the continued medical debates, from Darwin to Einstein, approximately sexuality; own id; the that means of suicide; and the character of time.

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Download The Poetical Works of Robert Browning: Volume II: Strafford, by Robert Browning, Ian Jack, Margaret Smith PDF

By Robert Browning, Ian Jack, Margaret Smith

Quantity II includes Stafford, a play seldom reprinted, and Sordello, a poem ordinarily, yet mistakenly, missed as "unintelligible." The e-book seems to be at Browning's correspondence with Emily Hickey, the 1st editor of Strafford, and significant copies of Sordello that aid to make clear Browning's makes an attempt to revise the poem. additionally integrated are such of the juvenilia that live to tell the tale.

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Download Modern Men: Mapping Masculinity in English and German by Michael Kane PDF

By Michael Kane

An exam of a few of the canonical works of contemporary literature in English and German with reference to masculinity, family among males, nationwide identification and patriarchy. those have been significant preoccupations of male writers as they got here to phrases with or reacted opposed to the decline of patriarchal authority. The publication identifies 5 leitmotifs which serve to signify the interval among 1880 and 1930: the ''double'', the ''other'' (narcissus and Salome), the nationalization of Narcissus, Kampf or male bondage, and after patriarchy. repeatedly one sees how males tried to outline themselves opposed to what they imagined as ''femininity'', no longer simply open air but additionally inside their selves, and extra how males sought to beat or discover a socially appropriate expression for his or her narcissistic, gay or even sadomasochist libido.

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Download Understanding Thomas Mann (Understanding Modern European and by Hannelore Mundt PDF

By Hannelore Mundt

Figuring out Thomas Mann deals a finished advisor to the novels, brief tales, novellas, and nonfiction of 1 of the main well known and prolific German writers. as well as reading Mann’s most famed works, together with Buddenbrooks, demise in Venice, The Magic Mountain, and surgeon Faustus, Hannelore Mundt introduces readers to lesser-known works, between them Joseph and His Brothers, Lotte in Weimar, and The Black Swan. In shut readings, Mundt illustrates how Mann’s masterly prose captures either his time and the complexities of human life with a different mixture of humor, compassion, irony, and ambiguity. Mundt takes readers chronologically from Mann’s literary beginnings in 1894 to his final novel, Confessions of Felix Krull, self belief guy. She considers the effect of Arthur Schopenhauer and Friedrich Nietzsche at the emergence of Mann’s literary voice, his conflicted emotions approximately his bourgeois history, and his lifestyles as Germany’s consultant author within the Weimar Republic and in exile. Mundt locations Mann’s works within the reasonable and sleek traditions and discusses his routine thematic concerns—the individual’s uprising opposed to oppressive bourgeois conventions and antihumanistic ideas, the necessity for an unremitting wondering of authority and ostensibly absolute truths, and the antagonism among individualistic freedom and social accountability. In mild of the new ebook of Mann’s diaries, disclosing his gay dispositions, Mundt additionally identifies the textual ideas he followed for revealing and concurrently covering his mystery sexuality. Mann emerges from Mundt’s research as a author who performs with opposing views in his fictional renderings of either the alienated person and Germany’s cultural and political heritage. Mundt means that the openness of his works, paired together with his deep insights into human life, explains his stature as a literary determine whose value extends all over the world.

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Download The Oxford Handbook of Continental Philosophy by Brian Leiter, Michael Rosen PDF

By Brian Leiter, Michael Rosen

The Oxford Handbooks sequence is a big new initiative in educational publishing. each one quantity bargains an authoritative and updated survey of unique study in a specific topic region. in particular commissioned essays from top figures within the self-discipline supply severe examinations of the development and course of debates. Oxford Handbooks supply students and graduate scholars with compelling new views upon a variety of topics within the humanities and social sciences.

The Oxford instruction manual of Continental Philosophy is the definitive advisor to the main issues of the continental eu culture in philosophy within the 19th and 20th centuries. Brian Leiter and Michael Rosen have assembled a stellar crew of members who supply a thematic therapy of continental philosophy, treating its subject material philosophically and never easily as a sequence of museum items from the historical past of principles. The scope of the quantity is vast, with discussions masking a variety of philosophical routine together with German Idealism, existentialism, phenomenology, Marxism, postmodernism, and important conception, in addition to thinkers like Hegel, Marx, Nietzsche, Freud, Heidegger, and Foucault. This Handbook could be an important reference aspect for graduate scholars teachers engaged on continental philosophy, in addition to people with an curiosity in eu literature, the historical past of principles, and cultural studies.

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Download Women and Family Life in Early Modern German Literature by Elisabeth Wåghäll Nivre PDF

By Elisabeth Wåghäll Nivre

Writers of sixteenth-century German well known literature took nice curiosity in describing, debating, commenting on, and prescribing gender roles, and discourses of gender will be traced in texts of all types from this era. This e-book specializes in well known works through Georg Wickram, Jakob Frey, Martin Montanus, and Johann Fischart, all of whom released novels, comic story books, performs and/or ethical treatises on marriage and kin existence in Strasbourg within the 16th century. Their works show not just their very own principles on women's roles as other halves and moms, but in addition societal values at a time of spiritual, political, and cultural switch. The view of gender concerns supplied by way of those writers isn't an easy one, as they ascribed greatly various features to "woman" and her courting to "man." The ebook hence analyzes the social and cultural development of the idea that of "woman" as indicated not just through the narrators' reviews, but in addition by way of the relationships and roles of guys and girls characters within the narratives. total, the focal point is at the disparities that continued within the sixteenth-century discourse of gender, complicated all makes an attempt to reach at definitive gender roles. in any case, the research argues for whatever that may top be defined as a "flowing continuity" or a "continuous circulate" within the discourses that shape the sixteenth-century innovations of "woman" and "man."

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Download Literature in Vienna at the Turn of the Centuries: by Ernst Grabovszki, James Hardin PDF

By Ernst Grabovszki, James Hardin

This e-book of latest essays via widely-published students from the USA, nice Britain, Germany, and Austria examines the inventive, social, political, and ancient continuities and discontinuities in Viennese literature throughout the sessions round 1900 and 2000. It takes its impetus from the concept either turns of the century are turning issues within the improvement of Austrian literature and historical past. The essays exhibit that during either sessions literature not just displays societal stipulations and political concerns, but additionally serves to criticize them. Ernst Grabovszki's advent units the context of literature in Vienna in 1900 and 2000, and is through essays exploring the next subject matters referring to the city's literature around the sessions: writing approximately Vienna (Janet Stewart); artwork and structure (Douglas Crow); psychoanalysis and the literature of Vienna (Thomas Paul Bonfiglio); poetry in Vienna from Hofmannsthal to Jandl (R?diger G?rner); Austrian cinema tradition (Willy Riemer); Austrian-Jewish tradition (Hillary wish Herzog and Todd Herzog); Austrian women's writing (Dagmar C. G. Lorenz); Karl Kraus and Robert Menasse as severe observers in their instances (Geoffrey C. Howes); and Venice as mediator among the Viennese city and the provinces (John Pizer). The figures taken care of diversity from Arthur Schnitzler, Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Sigmund Freud, Theodor Herzl, Karl Kraus, Peter Altenberg, Franz Grillparzer, Joseph Roth, Bertha von Suttner, and Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach within the prior fin de si?cle to Elfriede Jelinek, Robert Schindel, Robert Menasse, Josef Haslinger, Ernst Jandl, Friedensreich Hundertwasser, and Marlene Streeruwitz within the present interval. Ernst Grabovszki teaches on the college of Vienna. James Hardin is professor emeritus of German on the collage of South Carolina.

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Download Edith Wharton: Traveller in the Land of Letters by Janet Beer Goodwyn PDF

By Janet Beer Goodwyn

'...in this research, Goodwyn units the traditional for Wharton criticism.' - Judith E. Funston, American Literature 'Janet Goodwyn units out, by means of Wharton's appropriation of alternative cultures, to nail the 'canard' that she used to be 'but a light imitator of Henry James' - Hermione Lee, instances Literary complement `The Land of Letters was once henceforth to be my nation and that i gloried in my new citizenship'. So Edith Wharton defined her elation upon the e-book of her first number of brief tales; her nationality used to be henceforth `writer' and as such she moved conveniently among landscapes, among cultures and among genres within the telling of her stories. during this acclaimed learn of Wharton's paintings, the dialogue is formed via her use of particular landscapes and her constant obstacle with principles of position: the American's position within the Western international, the woman's position in her personal and in ecu society, and the author's position within the greater lifetime of a tradition. Her landscapes, either genuine and metaphorical, supply constitution and element to the person texts and to the complete physique of her paintings.

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Download From the Idyll to the Novel: Karamzin’s Sentimentalist Prose by Gitta Hammarberg PDF

By Gitta Hammarberg

N.M. Karamzin (1766-1826) used to be the main Russian consultant of the past due eighteenth-century Sentimentalist circulate. during this research, Gitta Hammarberg uses fresh advances in literary concept (especially these in keeping with the paintings of Bakhtin and Voloshinov) in an effort to enhance a brand new idea of Sentimentalist literature, which she applies to Karamzin's prose fiction. Professor Hammarberg situates Sentimentalism in its ancient context, as a mirrored image of up to date shifts in global view, a response opposed to the Neo-Classicist view of literature, and a car for legitimizing prose fiction. She stresses the significance of the position of the author-reader within the constitution of Sentimentalist texts, and relates this to the fashion and genres of those works. via shut readings of a consultant choice of Karamzin's prose fiction, together with works formerly passed over as trivial or frivolous, she exhibits the diversity of Sentimentalist fiction, its position in literary evolution, and ways that it anticipates the Romantic circulation and the trendy Russian novel.

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