Henry James and the poetics of duplicity by Dennis Tredy, Annick Duperray, Adrian Harding

By Dennis Tredy, Annick Duperray, Adrian Harding

Henry James and the Poetics of Duplicity goals to improve the sphere of stories at the existence and paintings of Henry James by way of totally exploring the author's use of duplicity, one of many key literary and rhetorical options in the author's giant and notorious arsenal of suggestions of 'ambiguity'. the gathering brings jointly essays by means of either lengthy confirmed and newer Jamesian students from 11 diverse international locations, the collective paintings of whom, via this ebook, extra complements our snatch of the ever-elusive literary form of Henry James. The prefatory component of this quantity presents a common evaluate of the myriad makes use of of 'duplicity' within the writings of Henry James. The amassed essays are then divided into 5 sections, every one offering an in-depth examine of a selected use of duplicity as a rhetorical process. the 1st 3 sections specialize in duplicitous units hired inside James' works of fiction - together with the author's usually underhanded use of undisclosed literary resources ('Duplicitous Subtexts'), his staging of characters who depend on subterfuge and outright mendacity ('Duplicitous Characters'), and his construction of doubles and dopplegangers - one other key connotation of the time period 'duplicity' - either inside of a unmarried paintings and all through his literary profession ('Duplicitous Representation'). the 2 ultimate sections then concentration the poetics of duplicity hired in works of non-fiction by means of James, together with his autobiographies and his reports of different authors, in addition to in his own writings and correspondence. This comprises James' guileful use of duplicity in his illustration of himself, specific consciousness being paid to James' past due works of self-assessment ('Duplicitous Self-Representation'), in addition to in his checks of different writers in his studies or of yes locations in his go back and forth writing ('Duplicitous Judgements'). Henry James and the Poetics of Duplicity might hence be a good asset to students of James in any respect degrees, from the scholar grappling with James' literary sleight of hand for the 1st time, to experts within the box of James who've lengthy studied the masterful artwork of James' literary trickery

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War No More: The Antiwar Impulse in American Literature, by Cynthia Wachtell

By Cynthia Wachtell

Earlier, students have portrayed America's antiwar literature as an outgrowth of global conflict I, manifested within the works of writers equivalent to Ernest Hemingway and John Dos Passos. yet in warfare not more, Cynthia Wachtell corrects the checklist by way of tracing the regular and inexorable upward push of antiwar writing in American literature from the Civil battle to the eve of global conflict I. starting with an exam of 3 very assorted renderings of the chaotic conflict of Chickamauga--a diary access through a northern infantry officer, a poem romanticizing battle authored by means of a tender southerner a couple of months later, and a grotesque tale penned by way of the veteran Ambrose Bierce--Wachtell strains the slow shift within the overdue 19th century clear of hugely idealized depictions of the Civil struggle. at the same time the conflict used to be below means, she exhibits, definite writers--including Herman Melville, Walt Whitman, John William De wooded area, and Nathaniel Hawthorne--quietly wondered the which means and morality of the clash. As Wachtell demonstrates, antiwar writing made regular profits in public popularity and recognition within the ultimate years of the 19th century and the hole years of the 20 th, in particular in the course of the Spanish-American struggle and the battle within the Philippines. whereas a lot of the era's warfare writing persisted the lengthy culture of glorifying conflict, works via Bierce, Stephen Crane, Mark Twain, William Dean Howells, William James, and others more and more awarded warfare as immoral and the modernization and mechanization of strive against as whatever to be deeply feared. Wachtell additionally explores, during the works of Theodore Roosevelt and others, the resistance that the antiwar impulse met. Drawing upon a variety of released and unpublished resources, together with letters, diaries, essays, poems, brief tales, novels, memoirs, speeches, journal and newspaper articles, and spiritual tracts, Wachtell makes strikingly transparent that pacifism had by no means been extra well known than within the years previous international battle I. struggle not more concludes through charting the advance of antiwar literature from international warfare I to the current, hence delivering the 1st complete assessment of 1 hundred and fifty years of yank antiwar writing.

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First Books: The Printed Word and Cultural Formation in by Philip D. Beidler

By Philip D. Beidler

This case examine in cultural mythmaking indicates how antebellum Alabama created itself out of its personal published texts, from treatises on legislation and historical past to satire, poetry, and family novels.

Early 19th-century Alabama used to be a society nonetheless within the making. Now Philip Beidler tells how the 1st books written and released within the kingdom motivated the formation of Alabama's literary and political tradition. As Beidler exhibits, nearly in a single day early Alabama came across itself in ownership of the social, political, and monetary stipulations required to leap commence a standard literary tradition within the previous Anglo-European version: property-based classification relationships, huge concentrations of private wealth, and service provider sessions of comparable social, political, academic, and literary views.

Beidler examines the paintings of recognized writers akin to stand-up comedian Johnson J. Hooper and novelist Caroline Lee Hentz, and takes on different vintage items like Albert J. Pickett's background of Alabama and Alexander Beaufort Meek's epic poem The pink Eagle. Beidler additionally considers lesser-known works like Lewis B. Sewall's verse satire The Adventures of Sir John Falstaff the II, Henry Hitchcock's groundbreaking felony quantity Alabama Justice of the Peace, and Octavia Walton Levert's Souvenirs of Travel. every one of these works have been written through and for society's elite, and even supposing many rejoice the institution of an ordered lifestyle, additionally they protect the biases of authors who refused to put in writing approximately slavery but regularly keen on the extermination of local Americans.
First Books returns us to the realm of early Alabama that those texts not just recorded yet helped create. Written with aptitude and a powerful person voice, it's going to attraction not just to students of Alabama heritage and literature but additionally to somebody attracted to the antebellum South.

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Images of Germany in American Literature by Waldemar Zacharasiewicz

By Waldemar Zacharasiewicz

Even supposing German american citizens quantity virtually forty three million and are the biggest ethnic staff within the usa, students of yankee literature have paid little awareness to this influential and ethnically different cultural crew. In a piece of unheard of intensity and diversity, Waldemar Zacharasiewicz explores the cultural and historic heritage of the various photographs of Germany and Germans in the course of the prior centuries. utilizing an interdisciplinary process referred to as comparative imagology, which borrows from social psychology and cultural anthropology, Zacharasiewicz samples a wide spectrum of unique resources, together with literary works, letters, diaries, autobiographical money owed, travelogues, newspaper reviews, movies, or even cartoons and political caricatures. В В В  beginning with the suggestion of Germany because the excellent website for tutorial research and trip within the 19th century and concluding with the twentieth-century snapshot of Germany as an competitive state, this leading edge paintings examines the ever-changing snapshot of Germans and Germany within the writings of Louisa might Alcott, Samuel Clemens, Henry James, William James, George Santayana, W. E. B. Du Bois, John Dewey, H. L. Mencken, Katherine Anne Porter, Kay Boyle, Thomas Wolfe, Upton Sinclair, Gertrude Stein, Kurt Vonnegut, Thomas Pynchon, William Styron, Walker Percy, and John Hawkes, between others. В В В 

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Apocalyptic Sentimentalism: Love and Fear in U.S. Antebellum by Kevin Pelletier

By Kevin Pelletier

In distinction to the existing scholarly con-sensus that knows sentimentality to be grounded on a common sense of affection and sympathy, Apocalyptic Sentimentalism demonstrates that during order for sentimentality to paintings as an antislavery engine, it had to be associated with its seeming opposite—fear, specially the phobia of God’s wrath. so much antislavery reformers well-known that demands love and sympathy or the illustration of pain slaves wouldn't lead an viewers to “feel correct” or to actively oppose slavery. the specter of God’s apocalyptic vengeance—and the fear that this possibility inspired—functioned in the culture of abolitionist sentimentality as an important goad for sympathy and love. Fear,then, used to be on the middle of nineteenth-century sentimental options for inciting antislavery reform, bolstering love while love faltered, and working as a robust mechanism for developing interracial sympathy. Depictions of God’s apocalyptic vengeance constituted the best procedure for antislavery writers to generate a feeling of terror of their audience.

concentrating on quite a number very important anti-slavery figures, together with David Walker, Nat Turner, Maria Stewart, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and John Brown, Apocalyptic Sentimentalism illustrates how antislavery discourse labored to redefine violence and vengeance because the final expression (rather than denial) of affection and sympathy. on the sametime, those warnings of apocalyptic retribution enabled antislavery writers to precise, albeit not directly, fantasies of brutal violence opposed to slaveholders. What begun as a sentimental approach fast turned an incendiary gesture, with antislavery reformers envisioning the total annihilation of slaveholders and defenders of slavery.

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The concept of law by Herbert Lionel Adolphus Hart

By Herbert Lionel Adolphus Hart

The concept that of legislations is an important and unique paintings of criminal philosophy written this century. First released in 1961, it truly is thought of the masterpiece of H.L.A. Hart's huge, immense contribution to the learn of jurisprudence and criminal philosophy. Its stylish language and balanced arguments have sparked large debate and unparalleled progress within the volume and caliber of scholarship during this area--much of it dedicated to attacking or protecting Hart's theories. significant between Hart's critics is popular attorney and political thinker Ronald Dworkin who within the Nineteen Seventies and 80s fastened a chain of demanding situations to Hart's idea of legislation. It appeared that Hart permit those demanding situations pass unanswered till, after his loss of life in 1992, his solution to Dworkin's feedback used to be found between his papers. during this beneficial and long-awaited new version Hart offers an Epilogue during which he solutions Dworkin and a few of his different so much influential critics together with Fuller and Finnis. Written with an identical readability and candor for which the 1st variation is legendary, the Epilogue deals a sharper interpretation of Hart's personal perspectives, rebuffs the arguments of critics like Dworkin, and powerfully asserts that they've dependent their criticisms on a defective figuring out of Hart's paintings. Hart demonstrates that Dworkin's perspectives are in truth strikingly just like his personal. In a last research, Hart's reaction leaves Dworkin's criticisms significantly weakened and his positions principally in query. Containing Hart's ultimate and robust reaction to Dworkin as well as the revised textual content of the unique inspiration of legislations, this thought-provoking and persuasively argued quantity is vital studying for attorneys and philosophers during the international.

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The Cambridge Companion to Herman Melville by Robert S. Levine

By Robert S. Levine

The recent Cambridge spouse to Herman Melville presents well timed, severe essays on Melville's vintage works. The essays were specifically commissioned for this quantity and supply an entire review of Melville's profession. Melville's significant novels are mentioned, besides a number of his brief fiction and poetry, together with missed works ripe for rediscovery. the quantity comprises essays on such new issues as Melville and oceanic reports, Melville and animal experiences, and Melville and the planetary, besides a few essays that target shape and aesthetics. Written at a degree either tough and obtainable, this New spouse brings jointly a crew of best foreign students to provide scholars of yankee literature the main finished creation to be had to Melville's paintings.

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The sacred book of the werewolf by Viktor Pelevin

By Viktor Pelevin

Excessive category Moscow hooker A. Huli is cunning in additional methods than one...And while a shopper is going inexplicably and fatally berserk on the sight of her in his luxurious suite she has to hire all of her crafty to flee. yet it is not until she locations an advert on the web that hassle particularly starts off to kick off because the trip she takes catapults her right into a global of perverts, former KGB brokers, oil tycoons and amorous werewolves.

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Oulipo: A Primer of Potential Literature by Warren F Motte Jr.

By Warren F Motte Jr.

A striking number of writings by way of individuals of the gang referred to as the Oulipo (Ouvroir de litterature potentiale), this anthology comprises, between others, Italo Calvino, Harry Mathews, Georges Perec, Jacques Roubaud, and Raymond Queneau. based in Paris in 1960, the Oulipo perspectives imaginitive writing as an workout ruled by way of the tactic of "constraints." whereas an important contribution to literary idea, and in addition nice enjoyable, Oulipo: A Primer of capability Literature may be such a lot amazing as an essential advisor to writers.

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