Wimsatt reviews the development of critical dialectic from the German romanticism of Schelling and the Schlegels to the mythopeic bravura of Northrop Frye. Disregarding the usual limited definitions which have controlled the study of heroic literature, he draws together these disparate works by proposing a theme common to them all: From their accounts most men And at the same time the music and art of the past continue to re-echo in twentieth-century letters.
I had come to Nietzsche primarily because of the importance of rhetoric in his practice of philosophy; but now I wanted to see how these explorations fit into Nietzsche studies in general, a field notable for productive interactions between philosophers and literary critics. No one had ever examined the issue of why our literary tradition has in the main preferred to have its fantasy alloyed somehow with reality, nor had anyone proposed a theoretical basis for those fictions a small but important minority in our culture that depart unabashedly from relevance to any "true" reality.
Files Download Full Text 3. The approach of the American School would be familiar to current practitioners of cultural studies and is even claimed by some to be the forerunner of the Cultural Studies boom in universities during the s and s.
This thesis led to a series of articles exploring some of the persistent difficulties attending theories of tragedy and theories of genre. The Representation of Reality in Western Literaturea survey of techniques of realism in texts whose origins span several continents and three thousand years.
Read More Hateful Contraries: Suffice it to say that for scholars wondering why White's reputation is so formidable they could hardly do better than to start with this collection. The essays themselves are a treasure trove The wars, holocausts, and mushroom clouds of our own era haunt the pages of many twentieth-century writers; events of the past, even the remote past, also inspire many authors, though their work is contemporary in every way.
Wimsatt treats with characteristic wit and penetration, ranging easily from a broad consideration of principles to incisive comment on individual writers and works.
Wimsatt treats with characteristic wit and penetration, ranging easily from a broad consideration of principles to incisive comment on individual writers and works. DeLaura does a similar job, but it brings together selected essays from the early reception until the s.
Today, the French School practices the nation-state approach of the discipline although it also promotes the approach of a "European Comparative Literature". I have concentrated hitherto mainly, though not exclusively, on the more outlandish realms of imaginative fiction, but now I am examining constructions of a different sort: Wimsatt treats with characteristic wit and penetration, ranging easily from a broad consideration of principles to incisive comment on individual writers and works.
Death and Degradation in the Literature of the Great War The First World War is a watershed in the intellectual and spiritual history of the modern world. Studies in the Mimesis Effect, all published by Johns Hopkins.
Here too are extended comment on particular writers—a study of the imagination of James Boswell, an analysis of the comedy of T. His work appears so representative of the Victorian age because of its constant effort to understand and scrutinize modernity. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
Focusing on such major critics and theorists as Derrida, J. I found that sustained and detailed attention to the rather technical matter of figurative language could yield surprisingly fundamental insights into the creative process.
The second and third parts contain essays on more particular topics: I have recently returned to the heart of my long-term research interests, the exploration of the role of rhetoric in the construction of literary worlds.
June From the early part of the 20th century until WWIIthe field was characterised by a notably empiricist and positivist approach, termed the "French School", in which scholars examined works forensically, looking for evidence of "origins" and "influences" between works from different nations.
Indiana University Press, Through literature we have such amazing opportunities to rediscover ourselves, our world, a universe of thought, feeling, and insights waiting to be revealed anew to - and through each of us - and all because of a few well-chosen words which can speak volumes and clearly across languages, cultures, entire generations, and well beyond most boundaries.
Literature and the Historical Process In all parts of the world and in every age, many of the greatest works of literature have been shaped or inspired by the swirl of historical events. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity individual or corporate has a copyright on the body of the work.
The figure of the king arises from the community with its need for responsible government, while the captain, derived from myth, is a highly individualistic, irresponsible heroic figure. I pursued this matter in The Incredulous Readerwhere I developed a set of concepts and vocabulary for understanding the structure and function of fictions which present pure flights of fancy, such as Aristophanes' Birds, Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest, and Poe's tales of terror.
Files Download Full Text 3.Hateful Contraries: Studies in Literature and Criticism These ten essays, written over a period from toare bound together by their common concern with questions of the meaning of criticism and the larger meaning of literature itself.
Geoffrey Hartman is Sterling Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature and Faculty Advisor to the Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale University. Among his many books are Beyond Formalism and Criticism in the Wilderness. Comparative Critical Studies seeks to advance methodological (self)reflection on the nature of comparative literature as a discipline.
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