World Literature

German essays on film by McCormick, Richard W.; Guenther-Pal, Alison

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By McCormick, Richard W.; Guenther-Pal, Alison

This interesting quantity is for all critical scholars of eu cinema in addition to historians of Germany within the twentieth century. "German Essays on movie" is split into 5 elements: past due Wilhelmine Germany; Weimar Republic (1918-33); contained in the "Third Reich" (1933-45); Intellectuals in Exile; and Postwar Germany: because 1945. one of the writers, thinkers, filmmakers, and students anthologized are: Alfred D blin, Georg Luk cs, Claire Goll, Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Fritz Lang, F. W. Murnau, Joseph Goebbels, Leni Riefenstahl, Walter Benjamin, Max Horkheimer, Theodor W. Adorno, Siegfried Kracauer, R. W. Fassbinder, Wim Wenders, Gertrud Koch, and so on. The creation via McCormick and Guenther-Pal besides beneficiant headnotes support to place these kind of essays into historical point of view

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The Reader by Bernhard Schlink

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By Bernhard Schlink

Hailed for its coiled eroticism and the ethical claims it makes upon the reader, this spell binding novel is a narrative of affection and secrets and techniques, horror and compassion, unfolding opposed to the haunted panorama of postwar Germany.

When he falls ailing on his means domestic from institution, fifteen-year-old Michael Berg is rescued by means of Hanna, a lady two times his age. In time she turns into his lover—then she inexplicably disappears. while Michael subsequent sees her, he's a tender legislation scholar, and she or he is on trial for a hideous crime. As he watches her refuse to protect her innocence, Michael steadily realizes that Hanna could be guarding a mystery she considers extra shameful than homicide.

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The Other Self: Selfhood and Society in Modern Greek Fiction by Dimitris Tziovas

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By Dimitris Tziovas

The opposite Self is the 1st English-language, book-length literary research of a few of the main celebrated Greek novels of the 19th and 20th centuries. A needs to learn for someone drawn to Greek literature and tradition, it deals either an effective creation to fashionable Greek literature and shut analyzing of person texts. writer Dimitris Tziovas makes a speciality of the problems of id, autobiography, and social determinism raised in those texts.

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Joseph Brodsky and the Baroque by David MacFadyen

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By David MacFadyen

MacFadyen indicates that the works of John Donne, the existential philosophy of Kierkegaard and Sestov, and the towns of St Petersburg and Venice encouraged in Brodsky a essentially Baroque evolution. He presents a compelling and complete exam of Brodsky's poetry and prose in a desirable evaluate of a few difficulties of post-soviet aesthetics. The e-book concludes with a reassessment of Brodsky's ultimate position, that of cross-cultural, bilingual essayist. Joseph Brodsky and the Baroque will entice scholars and students of Russian literature in addition to the turning out to be physique of Brodsky's admirers.

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A Hero of Our Time by Mikhail Lermontov

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By Mikhail Lermontov

A super new translation of a perennial favourite of Russian Literature

The first significant Russian novel, A Hero of Our Time used to be either lauded and reviled upon booklet. Its dissipated hero, twenty-five-year-old Pechorin, is a gorgeous and magnetic yet nihilistic younger military officer, bored by way of existence and detached to his many sexual conquests. Chronicling his unforgettable adventures within the Caucasus related to brigands, smugglers, squaddies, competitors, and enthusiasts, this vintage story of alienation prompted Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky, and Chekhov in Lermontov's personal century, and unearths its modern day opposite numbers in Anthony Burgess's A Clockwork Orange, the novels of Chuck Palahniuk, and the movies and performs of Neil LaBute.

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Medieval Iberia: Changing Societies and Cultures in Contact by Ivy A. Corfis, Ray Harris-Northall

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By Ivy A. Corfis, Ray Harris-Northall

Medieval Iberia was once wealthy in sociolinguistic and cultural variety. This quantity explores the tradition, historical past, literature and language of the Peninsula in an try to comprehend its cultural-political complexity and its legacy. critical issues comprise the illustration of minority teams locally; the problem of social touch which may convey mutual absorption of impact or clash; the results of linguistic interplay and improvement; and the dissemination of cultural and clinical wisdom inside of and past the borders of the Peninsula. glossy interpretations of Medieval Iberia are neither static nor definitive during this kaleidoscopic box of research.

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Tales of Seduction: The Figure of Don Juan in Spanish by Sarah Wright

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By Sarah Wright

Don Juan is among the fascinating creations of Western literature. A mythical seducer of girls, trickster, and transgressor of sacred obstacles, he has been the article of numerous revisions over the centuries. The twentieth-century has considered the determine afresh during the prism of its personal cultural phrases of reference and social issues. utilizing an interdisciplinary process, stories of Seduction specializes in the intersections among fantasy, tradition, and highbrow inquiry. Sarah Wright takes Don Juan again to Spain, his birth-place, and examines the confluences of Spanish tradition with features of Western highbrow historical past (medicine, psychoanalysis, linguistics), the place she reveals Don Juan keeps to transgress the boundaries of tradition from the early 20th century to the present.

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The Legacy of Ancient Rome in the Russian Silver Age. by Anna Frajlich

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By Anna Frajlich

For poets through the international Rome was the area. this is often really real for Russian poets, as a result of the anagrammatical relation of the phrases Rome and mir (Rome and world). The legacy of old Rome has consistently constituted a massive portion of the Russian cultural attention. The revitalization of classical scholarship in nineteenth-century Russia and new techniques to antiquity brought on some of the Russian Symbolists to hunt their notion in historic Rome. Vladimir Solovyov, Dmitry Merezhkovsky, Valery Bryusov, Vyacheslav Ivanov, Maksimilian Voloshin, Vasily Komarovsky, and Mikhail Kuzmin all made major contributions to what's also known as the ''Roman text.'' The Legacy of historical Rome within the Russian Silver Age analyzes the types enthusiastic about growing the Roman picture and explores its performance in the given poetic process. as well as the formal research, the heritage and the stimulus major as much as the composition of a specific poem are explored, in addition to allusions to legends, myths and Rome's geography and structure. additionally, this learn considers the functionality of the Roman textual content in Russian Symbolist poetics and the works of the person poets. eventually, the relation among the Roman and Petersburg texts of Russian literature is explored, considering a few of the Russian Symbolist poets present in Rome an ideal metaphor for his or her reports of the town and ''urban'' poetry.

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