Download E-books L'invention des classiques : Le siècle de Louis XIV existe-t-il ? PDF

By Stéphane Zékian

Le « Siècle de Louis XIV » s’est imposé dans notre mémoire collective comme celui des classiques par excellence. Mais quel fut le prix de cette consécration ? Qu’a-t-on fait dire aux classiques ? Pourquoi a-t-on dressé leur héritage contre celui des Lumières ? Sous quelles bannières ont-ils été enrôlés ?

En répondant à ces questions, l’auteur retrace les grandes manœuvres, au lendemain de l. a. Révolution, autour d’une culture littéraire semée de malentendus et de distorsions. Héritiers des Lumières et apôtres de los angeles reconquête catholique s’affrontent violemment, mais tous revendiquent los angeles référence aux classiques. S’engage alors une guerre des mémoires dont nous ne sommes peut-être pas sortis. À leur corpus défendant, on verra ainsi Corneille, los angeles Fontaine, Madame de Sévigné, Molière ou los angeles Bruyère intervenir dans les débats politiques de l. a. France postrévolutionnaire, Racine érigé en chantre des valeurs familiales, Rotrou enrôlé au provider de l. a. propagande napoléonienne ou encore le duel entre Fénelon et Bossuet se poursuivre dans les débats parlementaires de los angeles Restauration.

À qui appartiennent les classiques ? Oscillant entre l. a. légende et l’histoire, leur vie posthume constitue une projection des passions françaises. Elle attise, dès le XIXe siècle, les controverses sur l’identité nationale.

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Download E-books The Literature of Pity PDF

By David Punter

Pity represents a mix of worry, helplessness and overwhelming agitation. it's a time period which suffuses our daily lives; it's also a deadly time period soaring among approval of sympathy and disapproval of emotional wallowing (as in 'self-pity'). David Punter right here engages with a wealth of theoretical rules to discover the literature of pity, together with Freud, Derrida, Levinas and others. His chapters hide "Distinguishing Pity", the Aristotelian framework; Buddhism and pity; the pieta within the heart a while and Renaissance; Shakespeare on pity; Milton's pitiless Christianity; pity and charity within the early novel; Blake's perspectives on pity; the Victorian debate, from Austen to Dickens and George Eliot; Brecht and Chekhov on pity and self-pity; "war, and the pity of war"; Jean Rhys and Stevie Smith; pity, immigration and the colony; and eventually 3 modern texts via Michel Faber, Kazuo Ishiguro and Cormac McCarthy.

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Download E-books The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics: Fourth Edition PDF

By Roland Greene, Jahan Ramazani

Through 3 variations over greater than 4 a long time, The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics has equipped an unmatched acceptance because the so much finished and authoritative reference for college students, students, and poets on all features of its topic: historical past, events, genres, prosody, rhetorical units, serious phrases, and extra. Now this landmark paintings has been completely revised and up-to-date for the twenty-first century. Compiled via a wholly new staff of editors, the fourth edition--the first re-creation in virtually twenty years--reflects fresh alterations in literary and cultural reports, delivering updated assurance and giving higher awareness to the foreign elements of poetry, all whereas retaining the simplest of the former volumes

At good over one million phrases and greater than 1,000 entries, the Encyclopedia has extraordinary breadth and intensity. Entries diversity in size from short paragraphs to significant essays of 15,000 phrases, providing a extra thorough treatment--including specialist synthesis and quintessential bibliographies--than traditional handbooks or dictionaries.

This is a publication that no reader or author of poetry should want to be with no.

  • Thoroughly revised and up-to-date via a brand new editorial group for twenty-first-century scholars, students, and poets
  • More than 250 new entries disguise contemporary phrases, hobbies, and comparable themes
  • Broader overseas assurance contains articles at the poetries of greater than one hundred ten international locations, areas, and languages
  • Expanded assurance of poetries of the non-Western and constructing worlds
  • Updated bibliographies and cross-references
  • New, easier-to-use web page layout
  • Fully listed for the 1st time

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Download E-books Death and the Labyrinth: The World of Raymond Roussel PDF

By Michel Foucault

Death and the Labyrinth is special, being Foucault's in simple terms paintings on literature. For Foucault this used to be "by some distance the booklet I wrote most simply and with the best pleasure". right here, Foucault explores conception, feedback and psychology throughout the texts of Raymond Roussel, one of many fathers of experimental writing, whose paintings has been celebrated through the likes of Cocteau, Duchamp, Breton, Robbe Grillet, Gide and Giacometti.

This revised variation comprises an advent, chronology and bibliography to Foucault's paintings via James Faubion, an interview with Foucault, performed merely 9 months prior to his demise, and concludes with an essay on Roussel by way of the poet John Ashbery.

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Download E-books Invisible Listeners: Lyric Intimacy in Herbert, Whitman, and Ashbery PDF

By Helen Vendler

When a poet addresses a residing person--whether pal or enemy, lover or sister--we realize the expression of intimacy. yet what impels poets to jump throughout time and house to talk to invisible listeners, looking an incredible intimacy--George Herbert with God, Walt Whitman with a reader sooner or later, John Ashbery with the Renaissance painter Francesco Parmigianino? In Invisible Listeners, Helen Vendler argues that such poets needs to invent the language that would enact, at the web page, an intimacy they lack in life.

Through brilliantly insightful and gracefully written readings of those 3 nice poets over 3 diversified centuries, Vendler maps out their relationships with their selected listeners. For his half, Herbert revises the standard "vertical" handle to God in desire of a "horizontal" one-addressing God as a pal. Whitman hovers in a occasionally erotic, occasionally quasi-religious language in conceiving the democratic camerado, who will, following Whitman's instance, locate his precise self. And but the camerado should be changed, in Whitman's verse, by means of the final word invisible listener, dying. Ashbery, looking a fellow artist who believes that artwork continually distorts what it represents, reveals he needs to shuttle to the distant previous. In tones either smooth and skeptical he addresses Parmigianino, whose remarkable self-portrait in a convex reflect furnishes the poet with either a concept and a precedent for his personal innovations.

By growing the types and speech of excellent intimacy, those poets set forth the potential for a extra entire and passable human interchange--an ethics of relation that's uncoerced, realizing, and free.

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Download E-books Philologie der Poesie: Von Goethe bis Peter Szondi PDF

By Christoph König

Title note: The Philology of Poetry: From Goethe to Peter Szondi

Literary students and poets are like intimate strangers. They owe their closeness to literature and their alienation to their various dating to productiveness.

This ebook examines Goethe, Friedrich Schlegel, Lonnrot, Hofmannstahl, and Szondi, between others. It analyzes the explanations for this alienated closeness and describes a convention that has formed the connection among poetic productiveness and philological understanding."

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Download E-books Writing Degree Zero PDF

By Roland Barthes

Is there the sort of factor as progressive literature? Can literature, in reality, be political in any respect? those are the questions Roland Barthes addresses in Writing measure Zero, his first released ebook and a landmark in his oeuvre. the talk had engaged the ecu literary group because the Nineteen Thirties; with this fierce manifesto, Barthes challenged the idea of literature's legal responsibility to be socially dedicated. convinced, Barthes permits, the author has a political and moral accountability. however the heritage of French literature exhibits that the author has usually did not meet it―and from Barthes's point of view, literature is dedicated to little greater than the parable of itself. specialist and uncompromising, Writing measure Zero brought the subjects that may quickly identify Barthes as one of many prime voices in literary criticism.

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Download E-books La Nouvelle Revue Française (n° 609) - Que peut (encore) la littérature ? (Septembre 2014) PDF

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Philippe woodland, Avant-propos

I. :

Jean-Paul Sartre, Que peut los angeles littérature ?

II. :

Jean-François Louette, los angeles littérature, du pouvoir au besoin

Gisèle Sapiro, Les pouvoirs de l. a. littérature : origines et métamorphoses d'une croyance ancienne

Robert Kopp, Témoigner ou s'engager ?

Emmanuel Bouju, Oui, mais (encore). Puissance du roman contemporain

III. :

Jean Ricardou, L'impensé d'un soir

Jean-Pierre Faye, Un mur dans le roman

Michel Deguy, Diffractions

François Beaune, Ballade littorale

Scholastique Mukasonga, Littérature et génocide : un défi à l'oubli

Édouard Louis - Élisabeth Philippe, Savoir souffrir (entretien)

Maintenant :

Aurélien Bellanger, Le file fifty three. Entretien à propos de L'aménagement du territoire

Un mot d'ailleurs :

Elisabetta Rasy, Corporale

Épiphanies :

Guy Walter, "Articulé entre mon père et ma mère..."

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Download E-books The Quest for God in the Work of Borges (Continuum Literary Studies) PDF

By Annette U. Flynn

This booklet argues that the search for God, although principally unheeded by way of the serious canon, used to be an incredible and enduring preoccupation for Borges. this is often proven via cautious research either one of his essays, with their emphasis on his philosophical-theological explorations, and of the narrative articulations that are his tales. it really is within the poetry of his heart and shutting years, despite the fact that, that Borges' seek is such a lot show up, because it isn't any longer obscured. Spanning various sessions of his existence, and assorted literary genres, Borges' paintings attests to a maturing and evolving quest.
The e-book unearths Borges' engagement as an energetic and evolving technique and its chronological constitution permits the reader to track his idea through the years. Flynn indicates that the non secular part in Borges' writing drives key texts from the Twenties to the Nineteen Eighties.

Offering an interpretation that unlocks a fuller importance of his paintings, she indicates how Borges' reflections on time and identification are symptomatic of a deeper, non secular looking which may purely be responded via a Divine Absolute.

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