Pygmalion and Galatea Book

Pygmalion and Galatea


  • Author : Essaka Joshua
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-09-10
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 238
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351748841

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Pygmalion and Galatea Excerpt :

This title was published in 2001. Pygmalion and Galatea presents an account of the development of the Pygmalion story from its origins in early Greek myth until the twentieth century. It focuses on the use of the story in nineteenth-century British literature, exploring gender issues, the nature of artistic creativity and the morality of Greek art.

Calvino and the Pygmalion Paradigm Book

Calvino and the Pygmalion Paradigm


  • Author : Bridget Tompkins
  • Publisher : Troubador Publishing Ltd
  • Release Date : 2015-06-28
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN 10 : 9781784623296

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Calvino and the Pygmalion Paradigm Excerpt :

Calvino and the Pygmalion Paradigm: Fashioning the Feminine in I nostri antenati and Gli amori difficili is the first book-length analysis of the representation of the feminine in Calvino’s fiction. Using the structural umbrella of the Pygmalion paradigm and using feminist interpretative techniques, this book offers interesting alternative readings of two of Calvino’s important early narrative collections. The Pygmalion paradigm concerns the creation by a male ‘artist’ of a feminine ideal and highlights the artificiality and narcissistic desire associated with the creation process. This book discusses Calvino’s active and deliberate work of self-creation, accomplished through extensive self-commentaries and exposes both the lack of importance Calvino placed on the feminine in his narratives and the relative absence of critical attention focused on this area. Relying on the analogy between Pygmalion’s pieces of ivory and Barthes’ ‘seme’ and drawing upon the ideas underlying Kristevan intertextuality, the book demonstrates that, despite Calvino’s professed lack of interest in character development, his female characters are carefully and purposefully constructed. A close reading of Calvino’s narratives, engaging directly with Freud, Lacan and the feminist psychoanalytical thinking of Kofmann, Kristeva, Kaplan and others, demonstrates how Calvino uses his female characters as foils for the existential reflections of his typically maladjusted and narcissistic male characters.

Pygmalion   s Chisel Book

Pygmalion s Chisel


  • Author : Tracy M. Hallstead
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release Date : 2013-05-20
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 150
  • ISBN 10 : 9781443848848

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Pygmalion s Chisel Excerpt :

Pygmalion’s Chisel: For Women Who Are “Never Good Enough,” by Tracy M. Hallstead, examines the enduring critical presence in contemporary Western culture that scrutinizes, critiques, and sizes women down in their daily lives, despite rights gained through the centuries. Pygmalion was the ancient mythical sculptor who believed that all women were essentially flawed. He therefore endeavored to chisel to perfection a statue of a woman he called “Galatea.” Like the perpetually carved and perfected Galatea, women labor under Western culture’s a priori assumption that they are flawed, yet they are often unable to account for the self-criticism and self-doubt that result from this premise. As Hallstead analyzes the culture’s requirements for the perfect woman, she traces how cultural forces permeate women’s personal lives. In calling for solutions, she resurfaces the thinking of historical women who responded, rather than reacted, to the patriarchal culture that devalued them. In engaging these women of the past, whose struggles were eerily similar to our own, Hallstead encourages a responsive feminism that becomes the clear path leading outside Pygmalion’s chamber door.

Pygmalion   s Power Book

Pygmalion s Power


  • Author : Thomas E. A. Dale
  • Publisher : Penn State Press
  • Release Date : 2020-01-29
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 428
  • ISBN 10 : 9780271085180

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Pushed to the height of its illusionistic powers during the first centuries of the Roman Empire, sculpture was largely abandoned with the ascendancy of Christianity, as the apparent animation of the material image and practices associated with sculpture were considered both superstitious and idolatrous. In Pygmalion’s Power, Thomas E. A. Dale argues that the reintroduction of architectural sculpture after a hiatus of some seven hundred years arose with the particular goal of engaging the senses in a Christian religious experience. Since the term “Romanesque” was coined in the nineteenth century, the reintroduction of stone sculpture around the mid-eleventh century has been explained as a revivalist phenomenon, one predicated on the desire to claim the authority of ancient Rome. In this study, Dale proposes an alternative theory. Covering a broad range of sculpture types—including autonomous cult statuary in wood and metal, funerary sculpture, architectural sculpture, and portraiture—Dale shows how the revitalized art form was part of a broader shift in emphasis toward spiritual embodiment and affective piety during the late eleventh and twelfth centuries. Adding fresh insight to scholarship on the Romanesque, Pygmalion’s Power borrows from trends in cultural anthropology to demonstrate the power and potential of these sculptures to produce emotional effects that made them an important sensory part of the religious culture of the era.

Pygmalion and Galatea Book

Pygmalion and Galatea


  • Author : William Schwenck Gilbert
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1872
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 88
  • ISBN 10 : ONB:+Z257687109

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Pygmalion s Spectacles Book

Pygmalion s Spectacles


  • Author : Stanley G. Weinbaum
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2016-04-21
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 15
  • ISBN 10 : 9781682999219

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Pygmalion s Spectacles Excerpt :

Here is the story that presented virtual reality to the world. Dan Berk meets an Elfin professor who has invented a pair of goggles that allow the wearer to enter completely into the action of a story. Sometimes it can be hard to remember that it isn't real, or is it?

Pygmalion   Other Plays Book

Pygmalion Other Plays


  • Author : George Bernard Shaw
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2021-04-01
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781529048018

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Pygmalion Other Plays Excerpt :

George Bernard Shaw is one of the most famous and celebrated Irish playwrights and this new collection brings together the very best of his witty and entertaining comedies in one volume; Pygmalion, Major Barbara and Androcles and the Lion. Part of the Macmillan Collector’s Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket-sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition has a preface by Oscar-winning actress Judi Dench. Pygmalion was first performed in 1914 and was an instant hit which then inspired the hit musical and award winning film, My Fair Lady. It tells the story of Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins, who tries to elevate a feisty flower girl out of her working-class roots and into high society. In Major Barbara, idealistic Barbara is a major in the Salvation Army, at odds with her millionaire father as they war over the best route to salvation. Androcles and the Lion is a clever retelling of the Bible story about a gentle Christian who pulls a thorn from a lion’s paw. All three plays are not only wonderfully amusing, they also showcase Shaw's intense concerns about poverty, class and inequality.

Pygmalion Illustrated Book

Pygmalion Illustrated


  • Author : George Bernard Shaw
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-08-17
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 136
  • ISBN 10 : 9798676095253

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Pygmalion Illustrated Excerpt :

Pygmalion is a play by George Bernard Shaw, named after a Greek mythological figure. It was first presented on stage to the public in 1913.

Pygmalion Book

Pygmalion


  • Author : George Bernard Shaw
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019-05-14
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 146
  • ISBN 10 : 2953652353

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Pygmalion Excerpt :

Pygmalion is a play by George Bernard Shaw, named after a Greek mythological figure. It was first presented on stage to the public in 1913. In ancient Greek mythology, Pygmalion fell in love with one of his sculptures, which then came to life. The general idea of that myth was a popular subject for Victorian era English playwrights, including one of Shaw's influences, W. S. Gilbert, who wrote a successful play based on the story called Pygmalion and Galatea that was first presented in 1871. Shaw would also have been familiar with the burlesque version, Galatea, or Pygmalion Reversed. Shaw's play has been adapted numerous times, most notably as the musical My Fair Lady and its film version. Shaw mentioned that the character of Professor Henry Higgins was inspired by several British professors of phonetics: Alexander Melville Bell, Alexander J. Ellis, Tito Pagliardini, but above all, the cantankerous Henry Sweet.

The Pygmalion Effect Book

The Pygmalion Effect


  • Author : Jeremy Blanchette
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2006-09-30
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 390
  • ISBN 10 : 9781847283351

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The Pygmalion Effect Excerpt :

The Pygmalion Effect takes place in the year 2104 CE when genetically-enhanced intelligence has split the world into two classes, the rich and the poor. The young protagonist, Corbin, lives on the burned out streets of Boston, barely scraping by for food and shelter. Through manipulation, infiltration, and pure genius, he must fight back against the system and try to dismantle a massive plot aimed at killing his people in an attempt to cleanse the world of all non-enhanced beings.

New Perspectives on Robert Graves Book

New Perspectives on Robert Graves


  • Author : Patrick J. Quinn
  • Publisher : Susquehanna University Press
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN 10 : 1575910209

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New Perspectives on Robert Graves Excerpt :

"The book is organized around five distinct themes that include studies on Graves's own literary criticism, offer new insights into his poetry, produce commentary on his often overlooked fictional output, make some reflections on the origins and importance of his White Goddess, and examine some literary crosscurrents that have pollinated Graves's work."--BOOK JACKET.

The Romance of the Rose Book
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The Romance of the Rose


  • Author : Guillaume (de Lorris)
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 1995-07-23
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 522
  • ISBN 10 : 0691044562

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The Romance of the Rose Excerpt :

Many English-speaking readers of the Roman de la rose, the famous dream allegory of the thirteenth century, have come to rely on Charles Dahlberg's elegant and precise translation of the Old French text. His line-by-line rendering in contemporary English is available again, this time in a third edition with an updated critical apparatus. Readers at all levels can continue to deepen their understanding of this rich tale about the Lover and his quest--against the admonishments of Reason and the obstacles set by Jealousy and Resistance--to pluck the fair Rose in the Enchanted Garden. The original introduction by Dahlberg remains an excellent overview of the work, covering such topics as the iconographic significance of the imagery and the use of irony in developing the central theme of love. His new preface reviews selected scholarship through 1990, which examines, for example, the sources and influences of the work, the two authors, the nature of the allegorical narrative as a genre, the use of first person, and the poem's early reception. The new bibliographic material incorporates that of the earlier editions. The sixty-four miniature illustrations from thirteenth-and fifteenth-century manuscripts are retained, as are the notes keyed to the Langlois edition, on which the translation is based.

Pygmalion Book

Pygmalion


  • Author : Bernard Shaw
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-09-05
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 88
  • ISBN 10 : 2491251795

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Pygmalion Excerpt :

Pygmalion is a play by George Bernard Shaw, named after a Greek mythological figure. It was first presented on stage to the public in 1913. In ancient Greek mythology, Pygmalion fell in love with one of his sculptures, which then came to life. The general idea of that myth was a popular subject for Victorian era British playwrights, including one of Shaw's influences, W. S. Gilbert, who wrote a successful play based on the story called Pygmalion and Galatea that was first presented in 1871. Shaw would also have been familiar with the burlesque version, Galatea, or Pygmalion Reversed. Shaw's play has been adapted numerous times, most notably as the 1938 film Pygmalion, the 1956 musical My Fair Lady and its 1964 film version. Shaw mentioned that the character of Professor Henry Higgins was inspired by several British professors of phonetics: Alexander Melville Bell, Alexander J. Ellis, Tito Pagliardini, but above all, the cantankerous Henry Sweet.

Versions of Pygmalion Book

Versions of Pygmalion


  • Author : Uci Distinguished Professor Emeritus J Hillis Miller
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 1990
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 286
  • ISBN 10 : 0674934857

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Versions of Pygmalion Excerpt :

Discusses the ethics of writing and reading fiction, the creation and action of characters, and works by Henry James, Melville, Heinrich von Kleist, and Maurice Blanchot