Download E-books Writing the Self: Diaries, Memoirs, and the History of the Self PDF

By Peter Heehs

The self has a background. within the West, the assumption of the soul entered Christianity with the Church Fathers, significantly Augustine. throughout the Renaissance the belief of the person attained preeminence, as within the works of Montaigne. within the 17th century, philosophers comparable to Descartes formulated notions of selfhood that didn't require a divine origin; within the subsequent century, Hume grew skeptical of the self's very lifestyles. rules of the self have replaced markedly because the Romantic interval and so much students at the present time regard it as at top a psychological construct.
First-person genres akin to diaries and memoirs have supplied an outlet for self-expression. Protestant diaries changed the Catholic confessional, yet secular diaries akin to Pepys's may well demonstrate but extra concerning the self. After Richardson, novels competed with diaries and memoirs as cars of self-expression, although memoirs survived and proceed to thrive, whereas the diary has came across a brand new incarnation within the own weblog.
Writing the Self narrates the intertwined histories of the self and of self-expression via first-person literature.

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Download E-books Edith Wharton: Traveller in the Land of Letters PDF

'...in this learn, Goodwyn units the normal for Wharton criticism.' - Judith E. Funston, American Literature 'Janet Goodwyn units out, via taking a look at Wharton's appropriation of other cultures, to nail the 'canard' that she used to be 'but a faded imitator of Henry James' - Hermione Lee, instances Literary complement `The Land of Letters used to be henceforth to be my state and that i gloried in my new citizenship'. So Edith Wharton defined her elation upon the ebook of her first number of brief tales; her nationality was once henceforth `writer' and as such she moved comfortably among landscapes, among cultures and among genres within the telling of her stories. during this acclaimed examine of Wharton's paintings, the dialogue is formed via her use of particular landscapes and her constant drawback with principles of position: the American's position within the Western global, the woman's position in her personal and in ecu society, and the author's position within the greater lifetime of a tradition. Her landscapes, either genuine and metaphorical, provide constitution and aspect to the person texts and to the full physique of her paintings.

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Download E-books Interwar Vienna: Culture between Tradition and Modernity (Studies in German Literature Linguistics and Culture) PDF

By Lisa Silverman

Even if beset via social, political, and monetary instabilities, interwar Vienna used to be a thrilling position, with pioneering advancements within the arts and concepts within the social sphere. learn at the interval lengthy observed town as an insignificant shadow of its former imperial self; extra lately it has focused on high-profile person figures or occasion politics. This quantity of recent essays widens the view, stretching disciplinary limitations to think about the cultural and social hobbies that formed the town. The cave in of the Austro-Hungarian Empire resulted now not in an abandonment of the humanities, yet fairly ended in new different types of expression that have been however conditioned via the legacies of previous classes. The city's tradition was once stuck among extremes, from neopositivism to cultural pessimism, Catholic mysticism to Austro-Marxism, overdue Enlightenment liberalism to rabid antisemitism. focusing on the paradoxes and sometimes efficient tensions that those created, the volume's twelve essays discover achievements and anxieties in fields starting from glossy dance, theater, song, movie, and literature to financial, cultural, and racial coverage. the quantity will attract social, cultural, and political historians in addition to to experts in sleek eu literary and visible tradition. individuals: Andrea Amort, Andrew Barker, Alys X. George, Deborah Holmes, Jon Hughes, Birgit Lang, Wolfgang Maderthaner, Therese Muxeneder, Birgit Peter, Lisa Silverman, Edward Timms, Robert Vilain, John Warren, Paul Weindling. Deborah Holmes is Researcher on the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for the heritage and thought of Biography in Vienna. Lisa Silverman is Assistant Professor of background and Jewish reports on the college of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

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Download E-books Eugene Onegin: A Novel in Verse, Translated from the Russian with a Commentary, in 4 Volumes (Bollingen Series 72) (English and Russian Edition) PDF

By Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin, Vladimir Nabokov

"In an period of inept and ignorant imitations, whose piped-in heritage track has hypnotized blameless readers into fearing literality's salutary jolt, a few reviewers have been disillusioned by means of the common-or-garden constancy of my version." Such was once Vladimir Nabokov's reaction to the hurricane of controversy aroused by way of the 1st version of his literal translation of Eugene Onegin. This daring rendering of the Russian masterpiece, including Nabokov's distinctive and witty remark, is itself a piece of tolerating literary curiosity, and displays a lifelong admiration for Pushkin at the a part of one in all this century's so much significant stylists.

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Download E-books Nine Poems of Valery Bryusov (Selected Poems of the Russian Symbolists: Bryusov, Akhmatova and Mandelstam Book 1) PDF

By Graeme Davis

Valery Bryusov, Russian Symbolist poet, is brought via this feature of 9 of his poems in an English translation:

• To a younger Poet
• To the Poet
• Sonnet to Form
• The Friends
• To the City
• “We travelled far…”
• The Coming Huns
• Achilles on the Altar
• The faded Horse

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Download E-books Miklós Radnóti: The Complete Poetry in Hungarian and English PDF

By Miklós Radnóti

This e-book includes the whole poems in Hungarian and in English translation of Hungary's nice sleek poet, Miklos Radnoti, murdered on the age of 35 throughout the Holocaust. His earliest poems, the six books released in the course of his lifetime, and the poems released posthumously after international battle II are integrated. there's a foreword by means of Gyozo Ferencz, considered one of Hungary's most effective specialists on Radnoti's poems, and accompanying essays through the writer on dominant topics and routine pictures, in addition to the relevance of Radnoti's paintings to Holocaust literature.

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Download E-books Beyond Representation: Philosophy and Poetic Imagination (Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and the Arts) PDF

By Richard Eldridge

The essays during this quantity discover the ways that conventional philosophical difficulties approximately self-knowledge, self-identity, and cost have migrated into literature because the Romantic and Idealist sessions. In a wide-ranging severe and philosophical dialogue, the participants provide a philosophical figuring out of the roots and nature of latest literary and philosophical perform, and difficult robust and influential, yet hardly decisively articulated, conceptions of the human topic and of worth.

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Download E-books Friendship in Medieval Iberia: Historical, Legal and Literary Perspectives PDF

By Antonella Liuzzo Scorpo

Private and public relationships - often labelled as friendships - have regularly performed a vital position in human societies. but, over the centuries rules and meanings of friendship remodeled, adapting to the political and social climates of alternative sessions. altering ideas and practices of friendship characterised the highbrow, social, political and cultural landscape of medieval Europe, together with that of thiteenth-century Iberia. topic of conquests and 'Reconquest', land of convivencia, but additionally of political instability, in addition to of secular and non secular overseas power-struggles: the articulation of friendship inside its borders is a very fraught topic to review. Drawing on a few of the encyclopaedic vernacular masterpieces produced within the scriptorium of 'The clever' King, Alfonso X of Castile (1252-84), this learn explores the political, non secular and social networks, inter-faith and gender relationships, felony definitions, in addition to bonds of tutorship and companionship, which have been usually outlined during the vocabulary and rhetoric of friendship. This learn demonstares how the values and meanings of amicitia, usually linked to classical, Roman, Visigothic and japanese traditions, have been reworked to conform to Alfonso X’s cultural initiatives and political propaganda. This publication contributes to the examine of the heritage of feelings and cultural histories of the center a while, whereas additionally emphasizing how Iberia used to be a peripheral, yet nonetheless very important, ring in a chiain which associated it to the remainder of Europe, whereas additionally occupying a important function within the old and cultural advancements of the Western Mediterranean.

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Download E-books German Literature, Jewish Critics: The Brandeis Symposium (Studies in German Literature Linguistics and Culture) PDF

One of the Jewish teachers and intellectuals expelled from Germany and Austria through the Nazi period have been many experts in German literature. unusually, their effect at the perform of Germanistik within the usa, England, and Canada has been given little cognizance. Who have been they? Did their imaginative and prescient of German literature and tradition range considerably from that of these who remained of their former native land? What difficulties did they face within the American and British educational settings? especially, how did they assist form German reports within the postwar period? This exact and critical symposium, which convened at Brandeis collage below the auspices of its heart for German and ecu stories, addresses those and plenty of different questions. between its wonderful participants--who numbered over thirty in all--are Peter Demetz (Yale, emeritus), Gesa Dane (Göttingen), Amir Eshel (Stanford), Willi Goetschel (Toronto), Barbara Hahn (Princeton), Susanne Klingenstein (MIT), Christoph König (Deutsches Literaturarchiv, Marbach), Ritchie Robertson (Oxford), Egon Schwarz (Washington collage St. Louis, emeritus), Hinrich Seeba (UC Berkeley), Walter Sokel (University of ia, emeritus), Frank Trommler (University of Pennsylvania), and lots of extra. the quantity comprises not just the (revised) essays of the contributors but in addition their ready responses, transcripts of the panel dialogue, and discussion of the contributors with contributors of the viewers. Stephen D. Dowden is professor of German at Brandeis college; Meike G. Werner is assistant professor of German at Vanderbilt college.

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