Download or read book Dreamtigers written by Jorge Luis Borges and published by University of Texas Press. This book was released on 1985 with total page 95 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Poems, stories, and personal reflections reveal the interwoven existence of imagination and reality in the mind of the South American writer
Download or read book Women of Influence in Contemporary Music written by Michael K. Slayton and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2010-12-23 with total page 494 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this collection of essays and interviews, nine gifted composers openly discuss their work.
Download or read book Literary Cynics written by Arthur Rose and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2017-04-06 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Focusing on work by Jorge Luis Borges, Samuel Beckett and J.M. Coetzee, Literary Cynics explores the relationship between literature and cynicism to consider what happens when authors write themselves into their art, against the rhetoric of authority. Rose takes as his starting point three moments of aesthetic crisis in the careers of these literary cynics: Borges's parables of the 1950s, Beckett's plays of the 1980s, and Coetzee's pedagogic novels of the 2000s. In their transition to 'late style', the works reflect their writers' abiding concern with particular conceptions of rhetoric and aesthetic form. Literary Cynics combines accounts of these 'late' works with classic, lesser known, and archival texts by the three writers, from Coetzee's Disgrace to Beckett's letters, as well as detailed analysis of cynicism, both ancient and modern, as a philosophical and political movement.
Download or read book American Literary Minimalism written by Robert C. Clark and published by University of Alabama Press. This book was released on 2015-01-31 with total page 196 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: American Literary Minimalism fills a need for a comprehensive study of this twentieth-century literary movement. In it, Robert Clark explores works that are emblematic of the style by best-selling authors Ernest Hemingway, Sandra Cisneros, Raymond Carver, Jay McInerney, Cormac McCarthy, and Susan Minot.
Download or read book When Stories Travel written by Cristina Della Coletta and published by JHU Press. This book was released on 2012-03-19 with total page 273 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Adapting fiction into film is, as author Cristina Della Coletta asserts, a transformative encounter that takes place not just across media but across different cultures. In this book, Della Coletta explores what it means when the translation of fiction into film involves writers, directors, and audiences who belong to national, historical, and cultural formations different from that of the adapted work. In particular, Della Coletta examines narratives and films belonging to Italian, North American, French, and Argentine cultures. These include Luchino Visconti’s adaptation of James M. Cain’s The Postman Always Rings Twice, Federico Fellini’s version of Edgar Allan Poe’s story "Never Bet the Devil Your Head," Alain Corneau’s film based on Antonio Tabucchi’s Notturno indiano, and Bernardo Bertolucci’s take on Jorge Luis Borges’s "Tema del traidor y del héroe." In her framework for analyzing these cross-cultural film adaptations, Della Coletta borrows from the philosophical hermeneutics of Hans-Georg Gadamer and calls for a "hermeneutics of estrangement," a practice of mediation and adaptation that defines cultures, nations, selfhoods, and their aesthetic achievements in terms of their transformative encounters. Stories travel to unexpected and interesting places when adapted into film by people of diverse cultures. While the intended meaning of the author may not be perfectly reproduced, it still holds, Della Coletta argues, an equally valid and important intellectual claim upon its interpreters. With a firm grasp on the latest developments in adaptation theory, Della Coletta invites scholars of media studies, cultural history, comparative literature, and adaptation studies to deepen their understanding of this critical encounter between texts, writers, readers, and cultural movements.
Download or read book Borges and His Fiction written by Gene H. Bell-Villada and published by University of Texas Press. This book was released on 2000-02-01 with total page 351 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The acclaimed author of García Márquez delivers “a compulsively readable account of the life and works of our greatest . . . “writer of fantasy” (New York Daily News). Since its first publication in 1981, Borges and His Fiction has introduced the life and works of this Argentinian master-writer to an entire generation of students, high school and college teachers, and general readers. Responding to a steady demand for an updated edition, Gene H. Bell-Villada has significantly revised and expanded the book to incorporate new information that has become available since Borges’ death in 1986. In particular, he offers a more complete look at Borges and Peronism and Borges’ personal experiences of love and mysticism, as well as revised interpretations of some of Borges’ stories. As before, the book is divided into three sections that examine Borges’ life, his stories in Ficciones and El Aleph, and his place in world literature. “Of the scores of Borges studies by now published in English, Bell-Villada’s excellent book stands out as one of the freshest and most generally helpful . . . Lay readers and specialists alike will find his book a valuable and highly readable companion to Ficciones and El Aleph.” —Choice
Download or read book The Texas Book Two written by David Dettmer and published by University of Texas Press. This book was released on 2012-03-01 with total page 309 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In every corner of the sprawling enterprise that is the University of Texas at Austin, you will find teaching, research, artistic creation, and sports achievement that are among the best in the world. Mandated by the Texas constitution to be “a university of the first class,” UT Austin strives for excellence across the curriculum, from the most traditional of liberal arts disciplines to the cutting edge of science and technology. For Texans interested in progress, whether students of the university or members of the public, there are few pleasures greater than uncovering the intellectual treasures that can be found by exploring the university’s “Forty Acres” and all that they contain. The Texas Book, edited by Richard A. Holland and published in 2006, offered the first in-depth exploration of UT’s history and traditions through a collection of profiles, histories, and reminiscences. Now The Texas Book Two continues the story, with a variety of contributors recalling particular events and personalities that have helped shape the university and the people whose lives it has touched. Twenty-one essays present personalities such as John A. Lomax, Anna Hiss, J. R. Parten, Harvey Penick, John W. Hargis, and Jorge Luis Borges; accounts of legislative battles and debates over campus architecture; histories of crown jewels such as the McDonald Observatory and Austin City Limits; and the reminiscences of Barbara Smith Conrad, Sam Hurt, and Cat Osterman, among others.
Download or read book Borges Revisited written by Martin S. Stabb and published by Macmillan Reference USA. This book was released on 1991 with total page 151 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Borges and the Kabbalah written by Jaime Alazraki and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 1988-08-26 with total page 199 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume brings together a collection of essays on Borges by leading scholar Jaime Alazraki. Together the essays constitute an introduction to important aspects of Borges' oeuvre, including the influence of the Kabbalah, structure and style in the fiction, Borges' poetry, and Borges' impact on Latin American literature.
Download or read book Orientalism in the Hispanic Literary Tradition written by Julia Alexis Kushigian and published by . This book was released on 1991 with total page 147 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Borges written by James Woodall and published by Basic Books. This book was released on 1997-05-15 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Jorge Luis Borges is one of the seminal figures in twentieth-century literature. His influence on the art of narrative and on the very way people think about writing has been incalculable. All postwar fiction, from García Márquez to Fuentes, Updike to Barth, Calvino to Eco, bears Borges's imprint—in spite of the fact that Borges did not write a single novel.Born at the turn of the century in Argentina, Borges grew up with cosmopolitan parents who fostered his love of literature—and his active imagination. He spent his early youth in Europe, and though he traveled in literary circles, it was not until he returned to Buenos Aires in the late 1930s that he embarked on a substantial writing career of his own. Ficciones and El Aleph , the collections of short stories on which his reputation is based, were cryptic, playful, and vertiginously imagined. They have become benchmarks of Latin American fiction, paving the way for the Magic Realism that followed. Still, fame was slow to come to Borges, and the stature of his work was not recognized until the 1960s. Blind, living with his mother—who died just ten years before he did—and increasingly unpopular in his politics, Borges attracted extraordinary international attention in his later years that lasted until his death in 1986. Borges: A Life is the first biography to be written in English since Borges died, and from it emerges a picture of a complex man who neither courted fame nor acknowledged the literary revolution he set in motion. Based on firsthand research in Buenos Aires, James Woodall's portrait depicts the Borges the world never saw: the young pamphleteering poet obsessed by Walt Whitman and Argentine slang; the sexually timid intellectual falling disastrously in love just as he was writing his finest prose; the guru of Latin American letters whose sole aim in old age was domestic happiness. Casting new light on the background to the stories and the poetry, James Woodall also looks at Buenos Aires itself, a city in one of the most dramatic periods of its history. At the center of Woodall's depiction are the two grand obsessions of Borges's life: his celibate love of women and his loathing of Argentina's most charismatic dictator, Juan Perón.
Download or read book Searching for Recognition written by Irene Rostagno and published by Praeger. This book was released on 1997 with total page 159 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Significant book for history of Latin American literature in English-language translation. Focusing on Waldo Frank's contributions, Rostagno chronicles changing North American attitudes toward Latin American literature. Other chapters deal with Blanche and Alfred Knopf, the serial El Corno Emplumado, the impact(s) of the Cuban Revolution, and the Center for Inter-American Relations. The take of any 'promotion,' however, is far more complicated than Rostagno indicates"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.
Download or read book Twentieth-century Literary Criticism written by Gale Research Company and published by . This book was released on 2005 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Excerpts from criticism of the works of novelists, poets, playwrights, short story writers and other creative writers who lived between 1900 and 1960, from the first published critical appraisals to current evaluations.
Download or read book Magical Realism written by Lois Parkinson Zamora and published by Duke University Press. This book was released on 1995 with total page 581 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: On magical realism in literature
Download or read book The Unresolvable Plot written by Elizabeth Dipple and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2019-10-21 with total page 282 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Originally published in 1988, the last few decades had seen the appearance of some brilliant and complex new kinds of fiction. The ambitious experiments of writers such as Greene, Garcia Márquez, Borges, Nabakov, Calvino, Beckett, Eco, Spark, Hoban, Murdoch, Bellow, Ozick, and Lessing among others had all proved the vitality of contemporary fiction in discovering exciting new forms and styles. Yet because of the difficulty of many of the texts, contemporary fiction as a genre had acquired an undeservedly unpopular reputation among students and other readers. In a very real way, the reader had become nervous rather than confident in the face of a literature that in fact is more aware of and generous to that reader than earlier and more apparently accessible literature ever managed to be. And the new fiction’s seeming remoteness from the reader is exaggerated, in a sense, by the critical academic response at the time, which tended to obscure the texts themselves behind the many aesthetic and cultural theories which had sprung up in the study of fictionalizing or narrativity in general. Elizabeth Dipple is anxious to dispel readers’ fears about these texts. She has chosen an international list of major writers of the time and presents a detailed discussion of each. Beginning each chapter with a brief explanation of the context in which each fictionist is to be examined, she then concentrates on an analysis of key texts, aiming always to look beyond jargon and theory back to the sources themselves. Professor Dipple’s purpose was to convey to the reader some of her own admiration and enthusiasm for contemporary fiction and to persuade him or her to take a fresh look at a group of writers who were producing what she felt would surely be seen by future generations as among the most sophisticated and accomplished fiction of our time.