The Brothers Karamazov and the Poetics of Memory by Diane Oenning Thompson

By Diane Oenning Thompson

The Brothers Karamazov is Dostoevsky's final and most intricate novel. It represents the fullest expression of his quest to accomplish a literary paintings which might show the dilemmas and aspirations of his time and in addition signify the everlasting, absolute values he perceived within the Christian culture. Diane Thompson's learn specializes in the which means and poetic functionality of reminiscence within the novel, and seeks to teach how Dostoevsky used cultural reminiscence to create a synthesis among his Christian excellent and artwork. reminiscence is taken into account not just as a subject or topic, but additionally as a precept of creative composition. This interpretation identifies these elements of cultural reminiscence Dostoevsky integrated into his novel, and analyses how he used them as major elements of his characters' thoughts. This difficult examine units Dostoevsky's paintings in a brand new viewpoint. it's going to entice students of Russian and comparative literature.

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Barlaam und Josaphat in der europäischen Literatur des by Constanza Cordoni

By Constanza Cordoni

This examine explores a favored medieval ecu narrative modeled at the lifetime of Buddha. It deals a compendium-like presentation of the wealthy narrative culture, and an exam of a corpus of texts within the gentle of cultural and poetological questions. The ebook is dependent to permit for comparability, contributing to comparative medieval literary reports and stimulating renewed examine at the tale of Barlaam.

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Decadence, Degeneration, and the End: Studies in the by Marja Härmänmaa, Christopher Nissen, Jeffrey Walsh

By Marja Härmänmaa, Christopher Nissen, Jeffrey Walsh

Artwork and literature through the eu fin-de-siècle interval usually manifested topics of degeneration and rot, either one of our bodies and civilizations, in addition to affliction, strange sexuality, and normal morbidity. This assortment explores those themes in terms of artists and writers as assorted as Oscar Wilde, August Strindberg, and Aubrey Beardsley.

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The silver mask : Harlequinade in the symbolist poetry of by Bely, Andrey; Belyj, Andrej; Blok, Aleksandr A.; Blok,

By Bely, Andrey; Belyj, Andrej; Blok, Aleksandr A.; Blok, Aleksandr Aleksandrovich; Soboleva, Olga Yu; Bely, Andrey; Blok, Aleksandr Aleksandrovich

A hugely significant flow in the Silver Age, harlequinade didn't floor in Russian excessive tradition till the flip of the 20 th century, while it without warning started to allure the shut awareness of symbolist authors. within the current paintings, an try out is made to teach that the proliferation of the recent cultural idiom used to be indicative of the basic matters of the time and in detail concerning the advance of inventive concept. even if the topic is taken into account in its cultural totality (visual arts, literature and drama), the paintings is targeted on symbolist poetry. It offers an in depth research of the ‘harlequinade’ verse of Blok and Belyi - best figures of the circulation, in whose writings the symbolist idea stumbled on its adulthood and perfection. The poems in query are conceptually concentrated at the dialectical solidarity of self and other - one of many key-notes within the new symbolist outlook. this is often traced at numerous degrees of poetic illustration: within the imagery method and the rules of textual content building, in linguistic beneficial properties and poetic units hired via the authors. particular awareness is given to the sound association of the poems, which heightens significantly the semantic power of the textual content

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The Early Runic Inscriptions: Their Western Features by Irene García Losquiño

By Irene García Losquiño

Why have been runes invented? What did the Germanic peoples of southern Scandinavia communicate through the first centuries CE? Can the earliest runic inscriptions be used to profit whatever approximately their dialects, and will we extract different info from their research as a corpus? The Early Runic Inscriptions: Their Western Features supplies solutions to those questions via an research of the earliest runic inscriptions stumbled on normally in Denmark, and later in England and at the continent as much as the 7th century. This research bargains a singular tracing of the preliminary visual appeal and later institution of West Germanic dialectal beneficial properties in a space and time often often called having a extra Northern linguistic identity.
The earliest runic inscriptions are a useful resource of knowledge in regards to the kingdom of the Germanic dialects throughout the first seven centuries of our period. in addition they supply insights approximately a few of the social customs of other Germanic teams in this interval, similar to the improvement of the needs of runic writing or personal-name formation. utilizing a comparative and finished method, this booklet combines linguistics with different disciplines to solid as a lot mild as attainable on those normally single-worded inscriptions

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Gender and Laughter: Comic Affirmation and Subversion in by Gaby Pailer, Andreas Bhn, Stefan Horlacher

By Gaby Pailer, Andreas Bhn, Stefan Horlacher

This essay assortment is devoted to intersections among gender theories and theories of laughter, humour, and comedy. it's in line with the result of a three-year examine programme, entitled "Gender - Laughter - Media" (2003-2006) and features a sequence of investigations on conventional and sleek media in western cultures from the 18th to the 20 th century. A theoretical beginning half is via 4 thematic sections that discover the a number of types of frustrating stereotypical gender perceptions; points of (post-)colonialism and multiculturalism; the comedian effect of literary and media genres in numerous nationwide cultures; in addition to the various comedian innovations in fictional, philosophical, creative or actual existence conversation. the quantity provides quite a few new methods to the overlaps among gender and laughter that experience in simple terms slightly been thought of in groundbreaking examine. It types a precious learn for students of literary, theatre, media, and cultural reviews, whilst achieving out to a basic readership.

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Between Here and the Yellow Sea by Nic Pizzolatto

By Nic Pizzolatto

A debut selection of brief fiction from this nationwide journal Award in Fiction finalist. Set in quite a few Southern and Midwestern landscapes—from Missouri’s Ha Ha Tonka country Park to a crop circle at a Minnesotan farm—the tales in among right here and the Yellow Sea excavate the ambiguous terrain of the human center. With a forceful and compassionate voice, Pizzolatto reveals attractiveness in loneliness as his characters try and bridge the gulfs among themselves and others, earlier and current, and, occasionally, among their internal and outer selves. during this either heartbreaking and funny assortment, we meet a base-jumping, samurai park ranger who parachutes off the St. Louis Arch; a stained glass artist who struggles over his masterpiece and learns via nice loss what his actual topic could be; and a spiritual ordinary tuition instructor who attempts to appreciate her rebellious, militant son. within the identify tale, which first seemed within the Atlantic per 30 days, an orphaned younger guy and his former highschool soccer trainer got down to kidnap the coach’s daughter from l. a. and produce her again to east Texas. With an guaranteed, poignant voice, Pizzolatto locations us on the crossroads of reminiscence and wish, someplace among right here and the Yellow Sea. approximately: Nic Pizzolatto was once born in New Orleans and raised on Louisiana’s Gulf Coast. He has released tales within the Atlantic per thirty days, the Missouri overview, Shenandoah, the Iowa assessment, and different literary journals and used to be a finalist for the 2004 nationwide journal Award in Fiction. he's presently a vacationing author on the college of North Carolina and is at paintings on his first novel.

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