By Raymond Cooke
Khlebnikov is now famous as a huge Russian poet of the 20 th century, having for years been pushed aside as an unintelligible verbal trickster. Cooke offers the 1st wide learn in English of Khlebnikov's writings. The ebook is either informative and interpretative, and maps the contours of Khlebnikov's nonetheless principally uncharted poetic international. This exploration highlights the complicated dating among the poet and his public, examines Khlebnikov's preoccupations with the which means of language and photographs of warfare and clash, and cites the transformation of a poet-warrior into the poet-prophet. Cooke additionally discusses the vexing query of Khlebnikov's perspective towards manuscripts and e-book ideas.
By Irvin Ehrenpreis
By Peter L. Bayers
The thrills and chills of mountain climbing literature have lengthy attracted a loyal viewers of great climbers, adventure-seekers, and armchair fans. In contemporary a long time, students have come to view those stories of prowess and fortitude as texts encumbered with ideological that means. In "Imperial Ascent" a comparative examine of 7 such twentieth-century hiking narratives, Peter L. Bayers articulates the a number of and sundry methods climbing and its literature have performed within the formation and upkeep of nationwide id. by way of reading such works as Belmore BrowneÂ’s "The Conquest of Mount McKinley" and Sir John HuntÂ’s "The Ascent of Everest," Bayers contends that for American and British climbers, mountain climbing is tied to imperial ideology and dominant notions of masculinity.
At an analogous time, he demonstrates how "Tiger of the Snows," Sherpa Tenzing Norgay's account of hiking Mount Everest, undermines Western conceptions of hiking and imperialism. all through this theoretically trained critique, Bayers manages to keep the feel of awe and experience inherent within the unique works, making "Imperial Ascent" a hugely attractive learn.
By Andre Brink
The Postmodernist novel has develop into well-known for the extremes of its narcissistic involvement with language. during this not easy and wide-ranging new research, Andre verge of collapse argues that this self-consciousness has been a attribute of the radical due to the fact that its earliest stirrings. extra particularly, each novel seems either to build, and to be developed by means of, its personal concept of language, elaborated via the entire recommendations of narrative. Taking as his start line 'the propensity for tale' embedded in language he deals stimulating new readings of novels from Cervantes to Calvino, demonstrating that during many respects the outdated established texts will be extra startingly glossy, and the Postmodernist texts extra firmly rooted in conference, than we have a tendency to imagine.
By Marjorie Perloff, Craig Dworkin
Sound—one of the crucial components of poetry—finds itself all yet neglected within the present discourse on lyric types. The essays accrued right here via Marjorie Perloff and Craig Dworkinbreak that severe silence to readdress a few of thefundamental connections among poetry and sound—connections that cross some distance past conventional metrical studies.
Ranging from medieval Latin lyrics to a cyborg opera, sixteenth-century France to twentieth-century Brazil, romantic ballads to the modern avant-garde, the participants to The Sound of Poetry/The Poetry of Sound discover such matters because the translatability of lyric sound, the old and cultural roles of rhyme,the function of sound repetition in novelistic prose, theconnections among “sound poetry” and track, among the visible and the auditory, the function of the physique in functionality, and the impression of recording applied sciences at the lyric voice. alongside the way in which, the essaystake at the “ensemble discords” of Maurice Scève’s Délie, Ezra Pound’s use of “Chinese whispers,” the alchemical theology of Hugo Ball’s Dada performances, Jean Cocteau’s modernist radiophonics, and an intercultural account of the poetry analyzing as one of those dubbing.
A surely comparatist learn, The Sound of Poetry/The Poetry of Sound is designed to problem present preconceptions approximately what Susan Howe has known as “articulations of sound kinds in time” as they've got remodeled the multiplied poetic box of the twenty-first century.
By Theo D'haen
Text to Reader seeks to discover a severe method that hyperlinks a novel’s shape to its socio-cultural context. Combining parts from Iser’s reception aesthetics, speech act conception, and Goffman’s body research, this ebook starts off from the idea reader has convinced traditional expectancies in regards to a unique, after which is going directly to study how violations of those expectancies rule the reader’s dating to the radical. the idea sketched within the first bankruptcy is then, in 4 next chapters, utilized to The French Lieutenant’s girl by the English writer John Fowles, Letters by the yankee John Barth, Libro de Manuel by the Argentinean Julio Cortázar, and De Kapellekensbaan by the Flemish novelist Louis-Paul Boon. the actual shape each one of those novels takes is analyzed as correlative to that novel’s communicative functionality. This publication can be of curiosity to comparatists, scholars of English and American literature, and the literatures of Latin-America and the Low international locations.
By Julie Scott Meisami
By Piotr Michalowski
By Karen O'Brien
Narratives of Enlightenment reappraises the paintings of 5 of an important narrative historians of the eighteenth century--Voltaire, David Hume, William Robertson, Edward Gibbon, and the historian of the yankee Revolution, David Ramsay--in the context of political and nationwide debates in France, Scotland, England and the USA. the place past experiences have emphasised the expansion of nationalism in eighteenth-century literature, Karen O'Brien unearths the improvement of cosmopolitan methods of pondering past nationwide cultural matters.
By Jessica A. Folkart
This examine examines the reconstruction of identification within the context of post-totalitarian Spain and, extra extensively, of postmodern Western tradition. this is often the 1st booklet focussing at the fiction of influential author Cristina Fernandez Cubas. It argues that Fernandez Cuba's illustration of the mediation of id always destabilizes the boundaries of subjectivity via underscoring the ambiguity of difference/duality.