What is Literature   and Other Essays Book

What is Literature and Other Essays


  • Author : Jean-Paul Sartre
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 1988
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 361
  • ISBN 10 : 0674950844

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What is Literature and Other Essays Book Description :

What is Literature? challenges anyone who writes as if literature could be extricated from history or society. But Sartre does more than indict. He offers a definitive statement about the phenomenology of reading, and he goes on to provide a dashing example of how to write a history of literature that takes ideology and institutions into account.

On Literature Book

On Literature


  • Author : Joseph Hillis Miller
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 164
  • ISBN 10 : 0415261244

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On Literature Book Description :

Debates rage over what kind of literature we should read, what is good/bad literature, and whether in the global, digital age, literature has a future. But what is literature? Why should we read it? These are some of the questions this book answers.

Lectures on Literature Book
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Lectures on Literature


  • Author : Vladimir Nabokov
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2017-12-05
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9780547541327

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Lectures on Literature Book Description :

For two decades, first at Wellesley and then at Cornell, Nabokov introduced undergraduates to the delights of great fiction. Here, collected for the first time, are his famous lectures, which include Mansfield Park, Bleak House, and Ulysses. Edited and with a Foreword by Fredson Bowers; Introduction by John Updike; illustrations.

The Oxford Guide to Literature in English Translation Book

The Oxford Guide to Literature in English Translation


  • Author : Peter France
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 656
  • ISBN 10 : 0198183593

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The Oxford Guide to Literature in English Translation Book Description :

Translation has been a crucial process in world culture over the past two millennia and more. In the English-speaking cultures many of the most important texts are translations, from Homer to Beckett, the Bible to Freud. Although recent years have seen a boom in translation studies, there has been no comprehensive yet convenient guide to this essential element of literature in English. Written by eminent scholars from many countries, the Oxford Guide to Literature in English Translation meets this need and will be essential reading for all students of English and comparative literature. It highlights the place of translation in our culture, encouraging awareness of the issues raised, making the translator more visible. Concentrating on major writers and works, it covers translations out of many languages, from Greek to Korean, from Swahili to Russian. For some works (e.g. Virgil's Aeneid) which have been much translated, the discussion is historical and critical, showing how translation has evolved over the centuries and bringing out the differences between versions. Elsewhere, with less familiar literatures, the Guide examines the extent to which translation has done justice to the range of work available. The Guide is divided into two parts. Part I contains substantial essays on theoretical questions, a pioneering outline of the history of translation into English, and discussions of the problems raised by specific types of text (e.g. poetry, oralliterature). The second, much longer, part consists of entries grouped by language of origin; some are devoted to individual texts (e.g. the Thousand and One Nights) or writers (e.g. Ibsen, Proust), but the majority offer a critical overview of a genre (e.g. Chinese poetry, Spanish Golden Age drama) or of a national literature (e.g. Hungarian, Scottish Gaelic). There is a selective bibliography for each entry and an index of authors and translators.

Literature and Tourism Book

Literature and Tourism


  • Author : Mike Robinson
  • Publisher : Cengage Learning EMEA
  • Release Date : 2004-01-12
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN 10 : 1844800741

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Literature and Tourism Book Description :

Literature ? through both its texts and its authors ? has often been an important inspiration for tourists. And tourism, in turn, has long inspired literature. Through analysis of literature from North America, the British Isles and Europe drawn from contrasting periods and across a range of genres and forms, Literature and Tourism provides a detailed and in-depth explanation of the changing inter-relationship between literature and tourism. Literature ? through both its texts and its authors ? has often been an important inspiration for tourists. And tourism, in turn, has long inspired literature. Through analysis of literature from North America, the British Isles and Europe drawn from contrasting periods and across a range of genres and forms, Literature and Tourism provides a detailed and in-depth explanation of the changing inter-relationship between literature and tourism.

Women in Literature Book
Score: 3.5
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Women in Literature


  • Author : Michael B. Snyder
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 358
  • ISBN 10 : 0313313466

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Women in Literature Book Description :

Looks at gender-related themes in ninety-six of the most frequently taught works of fiction, including "Anna Karenina," "Brave New World," "Great Expectations," and "Lord of the Flies."

Notes to Literature Book

Notes to Literature


  • Author : Theodor W. Adorno
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-10-01
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780231550291

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Notes to Literature Book Description :

Notes to Literature is a collection of the great social theorist Theodor W. Adorno’s essays on such writers as Mann, Bloch, Hölderlin, Siegfried Kracauer, Goethe, Benjamin, and Stefan George. It also includes his reflections on a variety of subjects, such as literary titles, the physical qualities of books, political commitment in literature, the light-hearted and the serious in art, and the use of foreign words in writing. This edition presents this classic work in full in a single volume, with a new introduction by Paul Kottman.

Acts of Literature Book
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Acts of Literature


  • Author : Jacques Derrida
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 1992
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 456
  • ISBN 10 : 0415900573

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Acts of Literature Book Description :

An introduction to Derrida's contribution to literary studies, comprising much of Derrida's work on writers such as Shakespeare, Mallarme, Joyce and Kafka, with an introductory essay on deconstruction.

The Cambridge History of Twentieth Century English Literature Book
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The Cambridge History of Twentieth Century English Literature


  • Author : Laura Marcus
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 886
  • ISBN 10 : 0521820774

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The Cambridge History of Twentieth Century English Literature Book Description :

This Cambridge History is the first major history of twentieth-century English literature to cover the full range of writing in England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland. The volume also explores the impact of writing from the former colonies on English literature of the period and analyses the ways in which conventional literary genres were shaped and inflected by the new cultural technologies of radio, cinema, and television. In providing an authoritative narrative of literary and cultural production across the century, this History acknowledges the claims for innovation and modernization that chracterise the beginning of the period. At the same time, it attends analytically to the more profound patterns of continuity and development which avant-garde tendencies characteristically underplay. Containing all the virtues of a Cambridge History, this new volume is a major event for anyone concerned with twentieth-century literature, its cultural context, and its relation to the contemporary.