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Download E-books Oscar Wilde and the Poetics of Ambiguity PDF

By Michael Patrick Gillespie

"Balanced, transparent, and really apt . . . [it] examines all of Wilde's oeuvre, from essays via novel, performs, and final works; and it does so, significantly, by way of analyzing Wilde and his period in beneficiant scope. . . . This e-book has authority and thoroughness."--Roy Gottfried, Vanderbilt University

Oscar Wilde and the Poetics of Ambiguity offers an inclusive method of Wilde feedback. It highlights the variety in Wilde's writing, indicates options for examining, and leaves the reader to make a decision how top to use them.

 In the 1st serious method of Wilde's complete canon in keeping with reader-response concept, Michael Patrick Gillespie examines the ancient and social contexts within which the works are acquired. He synthesizes over a century of feedback, highlighting particular parts whereas ignoring others.

 Citing multiplicity because the defining function of Wilde's inventive realization, Gillespie keeps that the other method offers brief shrift to primary elements of Wilde's aesthetics.

 In his preface to The photograph of Dorian Gray, Wilde wrote, "There is not any such factor as an ethical or an immoral ebook. Books are good written, or badly written." He then provides, disingenuously, "that is all."  Gillespie identifies the various beneficial properties that make Wilde's works good written.

Michael Patrick Gillespie is professor of English at Marquette college, Milwaukee, and writer of The photo of Dorian grey: "As the area Sees Me" and (with A. Nicholar Fargnoli) James Joyce A to Z.

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Download E-books A Flowering Word: The Modernist Expression in Stéphane Mallarmé, T. S. Eliot, and Yosano Akiko (Currents in Comparative Romance Languages and Literatures) PDF

By Noriko Takeda

In its foreign and cross-cultural evolution, the modernist flow introduced the main striking achievements within the poetry style. via their fragmented mode via semantic scrambling, the modernist poems search to embrace an indestructible harmony of language and paintings. which will elucidate the importance of that «essential» shape in capitalistic instances, A Flowering Word applies C. S. Peirce’s semiotic idea to the relevant works of 3 modern writers: Stéphane Mallarmé’s past due sonnets, T. S. Eliot’s Four Quartets, and the japanese prefeminist poet, Yosano Akiko’s Tangled Hair.

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Download E-books Gothic Modernisms PDF

This is often the 1st complete size exploration of the connection among Gothic fiction and Modernism in fiction and movie. The Gothic's fascination with photos of the fragmented self is echoed within the Modernist problem with the psyche and the paranoia of the standard. The participants discover how the Gothic affects quite a number writers together with James Joyce, D.H. Lawrence, Virginia Woolf, could Sinclair, Elizabeth Bowen and Djuna Barnes.

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Download E-books Analyzing Wagner's Operas: Alfred Lorenz and German Nationalist Ideology (Eastman Studies in Music) PDF

By Stephen McClatchie

The paintings of the Wagnerian theorist and analyst Alfred Lorenz (1869-1939) has had a profound impact upon either Wagnerian scholarship and track research within the 20th century, and but it hasn't ever been safely evaluated. studying Wagner's Operas outlines the origins and improvement of the expressive aesthetic in writings by way of Wagner and others, in addition to in early-twentieth-century theories of musical shape, and it considers Lorenz's paintings and contributions during this mild. The e-book additionally hopes to teach, to the level attainable, the place Lorenz's paintings acted as a type of "musical metaphor" for German nationalist ideology throughout the Nazi period.

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Download E-books Hall Caine: Portrait of a Victorian Romancer PDF

By Vivien Allen

This first complete biography of the Victorian romantic novelist corridor Caine strains his existence from adolescence in Liverpool, via his time as 'housemate' to Dante Gabriel Rossetti and organization with individuals of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood to his positive profession as a well-liked novelist. Caine, a swashbuckling personality who may have figured in a single of his personal novels, wrote fifteen novels and plenty of non-fiction works. Vivien Allen has been in a position to benefit from Caine's relatives papers and letters and, dwelling within the Isle of guy, is easily put to write down approximately this half-forgotten writer of Manx descent who made his domestic there from 1896 till his dying in 1931. The ebook includes letters to corridor Caine from the yank, Dr Francis Tumblety who has been lately pointed out because the possible 'Jack the Ripper'. those letters have been pointed out within the Channel four (UK) documentary 'Jack the Ripper' 1996. a lot of the archive fabric used to be accessed with the help of the hot York Public Library and the hot York Theatre Museum.

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Download E-books Haunting Modernity and the Gothic Presence in British Modernist Literature PDF

This ebook explores the advanced dating among British modernism and the Gothic culture over numerous centuries of contemporary literary and cultural historical past. Illuminating the blind spots of Gothic feedback and increasing the variety of cultural fabric that falls below the banner of this custom, Daniel Darvay specializes in how past due 19th- and early twentieth-century British writers remodel the artifice of Gothic ruins into development blocks for a distinctively modernist structure of questions, issues, photographs, and arguments. To make this argument, Darvay takes readers again to early exemplars of the style thematically rooted within the English Reformation, tracing it via major Victorian changes to ultimately the modernist interval. via writers comparable to Oscar Wilde, Joseph Conrad, Virginia Woolf, E. M. Forster, and D. H. Lawrence, this ebook finally expands the bounds of the Gothic style and offers a clean, new method of higher realizing the modernist movement.

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Download E-books Natural Rights and the Birth of Romanticism in the 1790s PDF

Following the yank battle of Independence and the French Revolution, principles of the 'Natural Rights of guy' (later individual into specific matters like rights of organization, rights of ladies, slaves, kids and animals) have been publicly debated in England. Literary figures like Wollstonecraft, Godwin, Thelwall, Blake and Wordsworth mirrored those struggles of their poetry and fiction. With the seminal impacts of John Locke and Rousseau, those and lots of different writers laid for top Romantic Literature foundations that weren't loads aesthetic as ethical and political. This new examine via R.S. White presents a reinterpretation of the Enlightenment because it is presently understood.

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Download E-books Wordsworth Translated: A Case Study in the Reception of British Romantic Poetry in Germany 1804-1914 (Continuum Reception Studies) PDF

By John Williams

British writers of the Romantic interval have been renowned in Germany in the course of the 19th century, and translations of Scott, Burns, Moore, Hemans, and Byron (among others) grew to become common. This learn analyses the reception of William Wordsworth's poetry in nineteenth century Germany with regards to different romantic poets. study into Anglo-German cultural family has tended to work out Wordsworth as of very little curiosity to Germany yet new examine indicates that Wordsworth used to be truly of curiosity to German poets, translators and readers and that there has been considerably extra wisdom of and appreciate for Wordsworth's poetry, and curiosity in his rules and ideology, than has formerly been acknowledged. Williams focuses fairly at the paintings of Friedrich Jacobsen, Ferdinand Freligrath and Marie Gothein, who span the early, heart, and past due years of the century respectively and establishes the broader presence of many others translating, anthologising and commenting on Wordsworth poetry and beliefs.

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Download E-books Thomas Hardy, Metaphysics and Music PDF

This interesting new learn through Mark Asquith deals an unique method of Hardy's paintings as a novelist and fully new readings of definite musical scenes in Hardy's works. Asquith makes use of a wealthy seam of unique archival examine (both medical and musicological), with a view to be of use to all Hardy students, and discusses quite a number Hardy's significant works in terms of musical metaphors - from early fiction The negative guy and the woman to later significant works Jude the vague, faraway from the Madding Crowd, the Mayor of Casterbridge .

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