Walter Benjamin and Bertolt Brecht: The Story of a Friendship

By Erdmut Wizisla

Erdmut Wizisla’s groundbreaking paintings explores for the 1st time the $64000 friendship among Walter Benjamin, the acclaimed critic and literary theorist, and Bertolt Brecht, one of many 20th century’s such a lot influential theater artists and poets, in the course of the the most important interwar years in Berlin.

 

From the 1st assembly among Benjamin and Brecht to their studies in exile, the occasions during this friendship are illuminated by means of own correspondence, magazine entries, and notes—including formerly unpublished materials—from the chums’ electrical discussions of shared initiatives. as well as exploring correspondence among the 2, Wizisla provides files by way of colleagues who formed and shaded their courting, together with Margarete Steffin, Theodor Adorno, and Hannah Arendt.

 

Wizisla indicates us the interesting ideological exchanges among Benjamin and Brecht, together with the 1st account of Berlin Marxist magazine deliberate for 1931. The mins of its conferences list the involvement of Benjamin and Brecht, and provide a window onto the discussions on literature and politics that happened lower than the expanding risk of the German left’s political defeat. Wizisla’s exam of the friendship among Benjamin and Brecht, artists on the top in their inventive powers in the course of a time of significant political trouble, throws gentle on approximately twenty years of eu highbrow life.

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El silencio y sus bordes: Modos de lo extremo en la literatura y el cine

By David Oubiña

En El silencio y sus bordes David Oubiña analiza un conjunto de narraciones literarias y cinematográficas que le permiten pensar el concepto de lo extremo en tanto movimiento, desplazamiento o aproximación a lo externo, lo extranjero y lo extraño. Se trata de textos y filmes que comparten un irrefrenable magnetismo por el límite, que fueron recibidos como atípicos, anómalos, exasperados o provocativos, realizados en Argentina hacia fines de l. a. década de 1960 y principios de l. a. de 1970. los angeles elección de dicho momento no es informal; es cuando se produce, de manera exacerbada, esa ambición que atraviesa l. a. modernidad: arrastrar el lenguaje al abismo y entonces hallar su punto ciego. Así, Beatriz Sarlo sostiene en su prólogo: "Partiendo de un concepto casi solitario (el extremo), Oubiña avanza sobre las obras para construir con ellas un discurso teórico que, tanto como las obras, se ubica en relación con las vanguardias del siglo XX".
A través de distintos medios expresivos, bajo diferentes formas y produciendo efectos diversos sobre l. a. poética de cada autor, ciertas obras de Edgardo Cozarinsky, Alberto Fischerman, Osvaldo Lamborghini y Juan José Saer comparten l. a. tendencia hacia lo perturbador de los confines pero reaccionan de modo diferente ante su contacto. De este modo, en su luminoso e innovador ensayo, Oubiña afirma que su interés es "reflexionar sobre l. a. obra no desde su realización, sino desde el punto en el que fue puesta en cuestión, desde el extremo en que se le hizo justicia y fue ajusticiada. Desde el punto en que se ha ido demasiado lejos".

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«Obscene Fantasies»: Elfriede Jelinek's Generic Perversions (Austrian Culture)

By Brenda Bethman

This publication examines Elfriede Jelinek’s research of Austria’s and Western Europe’s «obscene fantasies» via her «perversion» of typical kinds in 3 of her best-known texts (Die Liebhaberinnen, Lust, and Die Klavierspielerin). each one bankruptcy investigates a primary psychoanalytic suggestion (alienation, jouissance, perversion, and sublimation) and reads a Jelinek textual content on the subject of the style that it's perverting, exposing the «obscene fantasies» that lie at its center. This booklet argues that the disruption of genres is one among Jelinek’s most important literary contributions, along with her works functioning to create a «negative aesthetics» instead of a favorable transforming of accepted kinds.

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Mr and Mrs Stevens and Other Essays (Modern Poetry)

By Mark Ford

This quantity brings jointly 16 essays on British, Irish and American poets from the overdue 19th century to the current day. It deals a sequence of pleasing and compelling readings of the lives and works of Gerard Manley Hopkins, W.B. Yeats, Edward Thomas, T.S. Eliot, Hart Crane, Elizabeth Bishop, James Schuyler, Allen Ginsberg, John Ashbery, Ted Hughes and Paul Muldoon between others.
prepared chronologically, the essays current a wide-ranging and complicated narrative that takes the reader from the 1st stirrings of modernism via to the dynamic experiments of the current day. a few essays attend to specific inventive alignments. One explores the connection among Wallace Stevens and the unjustly missed English poet Nicholas Moore, one other the shut friendship among James Schuyler and the painter Fairfield Porter, whereas a 3rd contends that the lyrics, song and occupation of Bob Dylan unwittingly illustrate some of the key tenets of the nice nineteenth-century essayist Ralph Waldo Emerson.

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William Wordsworth in Context (Literature in Context)

William Wordsworth's poetry answered to the large literary, political, cultural, technological and social alterations that the poet lived via in the course of his lifetime (1770‒1850), and to his personal transformation from younger radical encouraged through the French Revolution to Poet Laureate and supporter of the institution. The poet of the 'egotistical elegant' who wrote the pioneering autobiographical masterpiece, The Prelude, and whose paintings is impressive for its research of private impressions, thoughts and reviews, is additionally the poet who's seriously engaged with the cultural and political advancements of his period. William Wordsworth in Context provides thirty-five concise chapters on contexts the most important for an knowing and appreciation of this top Romantic poet. It makes a speciality of his lifestyles, circle, and composition; on his reception and effect; at the value of past due eighteenth and early 19th century literary contexts; and at the old, political, medical and philosophical matters that helped to form Wordsworth's poetry and prose.

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This Timecoloured Place: The Time-Space Binarism in the Novels of James Joyce. Preface by Michal Glowiński (Katowice Interdisciplinary and Comparative Studies)

By Agnieszka Graff

Within the cultural debates of modernism the innovations of time and house have been juxtaposed, representing disparate sensibilities, types of artwork, even political camps. Artists and thinkers of the period took aspects: with time, i.e. all that's fluid and transitory, or with house, i.e. constitution and permanence. The «space-time wars» concerned such key figures as Henri Bergson, Wyndham Lewis and Gertrude Stein. Joyce used to be either a player - one that usually replaced camps - and an avid chronicler and interpreter of the clash. This learn employs sleek narrative thought to learn Joyce throughout the time-space binarism. Philosophical and cultural historical past is tested, achieving again to Aristotle, Giordano Bruno, St. Augustine, Lessing, and Bergson. the tale of the debate itself is informed in a few aspect. subsequent, its lines are tested in A Portrait of the Artist, Ulysses and at last Finnegans Wake, learn the following as an attempt to go beyond the competition. a lot awareness is paid to Joyce feedback; it really is argued that the common sense of the binarism underlies a lot of what has been acknowledged approximately his texts.

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The St. Martin's Guide to Writing

The best-selling collage rhetoric for almost 25 years, The St. Martin’s advisor has completed an exceptional checklist of luck via supplying sensible techniques for the ever-changing composition direction. accomplished but versatile, The Guide’s acclaimed step by step courses to every form of writing supply sure-fire invention recommendations to get scholars begun, mixed with thorough suggestion on serious interpreting, operating with assets, and cautious revision. Axelrod and Cooper’s class-tested suggestions on visible rhetoric, on-line educating and studying, and extra is on the market for teachers who include those subject matters into their classes — yet no longer intrusive, when you don’t. the hot variation has been re-engineered to mirror and construct at the real writing approaches of scholars and does much more to organize them for the writing they'll do in different university courses.

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A History of the Modernist Novel

A historical past of the Modernist Novel reassesses the modernist canon and produces a wealth of recent comparative analyses that substantially revise the novel's heritage. Drawing on American, English, Irish, Russian, French, and German traditions, prime students problem current attitudes approximately realism and modernism and draw new recognition to daily life and daily gadgets. as well as its exploration of recent types corresponding to the modernist style novel and experimental old novel, this ebook considers the unconventional in postcolonial, transnational, and cosmopolitan contexts. A heritage of the Modernist Novel additionally considers the novel's worldwide succeed in whereas suggesting that the epoch of modernism isn't really but accomplished.

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Theorists of Modernist Poetry: T.S. Eliot, T.E. Hulme, Ezra Pound (Routledge Critical Thinkers)

By Rebecca Beasley

Modernist poetry heralded an intensive new aesthetic of experimentation, pioneering new verse kinds and matters, and altering the very inspiration of what it intended to be a poet. This quantity examines T.S. Eliot, T.E. Hulme and Ezra Pound, 3 of the main influential figures of the modernist circulate, and argues that we won't dissociate their daring, creative poetic kinds from their profoundly engaged theories of social and political reform.

Tracing the advanced theoretical foundations of modernist poetics, Rebecca Beasley examines:

  • the aesthetic modes and theories that shaped a context for modernism
  • the impact of up to date philosophical routine
  • the modernist critique of democracy
  • the value of the 1st international struggle
  • modernism’s programmes for social reform.

This quantity deals important perception into the modernist stream, in addition to demonstrating the deep effect of the 3 poets at the form and values of the self-discipline of English Literature itself. Theorists of Modernist Poetry is appropriate not just to scholars of modernism, yet to all people with an curiosity in why we research, educate, learn and overview literature the best way we do.

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Goethe and the Ginkgo: A Tree and a Poem

By Siegfried Unseld

In 1815, Goethe gave symbolic expression to his severe courting with Marianne Willemer, a lately married lady thirty-five years his junior. He gave her a leaf from the ginkgo tree, explaining that, like its deeply cleft but nonetheless complete leaf, he used to be "single but twofold." even though it isn't identified if their courting used to be ever consummated, they did trade love poetry, and Goethe released numerous of Marianne's poems in his West-East Divan with out crediting her authorship.

In this gorgeous little publication, popular Goethe pupil Siegfried Unseld considers what this episode skill to our estimation of a author many ponder approximately godlike in stature. Unseld starts by way of exploring the botanical and clinical lore of the ginkgo, together with using its nut as an aphrodisiac and anti-aging serum. He then delves into Goethe's writings for the sunshine they shed on his dating with Marianne. Unseld finds Goethe as a superb but man or woman, topic, as the other guy, to the vagaries of passion.

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