If On A Winter s Night A Traveller

If On A Winter s Night A Traveller
Author: Italo Calvino
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2010-12-23
ISBN: 1446414337
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

If On A Winter s Night A Traveller Book Excerpt:

You go into a bookshop and buy If on a Winter's Night a Traveller by Italo Calvino. You like it. But alas there is a printer's error in your copy. You take it back to the shop and get a replacement. But the replacement seems to be a totally different story. You try to track down the original book you were reading but end up with a different narrative again. This remarkable novel leads you through many different books including a detective adventure, a romance, a satire, an erotic story, a diary and a quest. But the real hero is you, the reader.

If on a Winter s Night a Traveler

If on a Winter s Night a Traveler
Author: Italo Calvino,William Weaver
Publsiher: Everyman's Library
Total Pages: 254
Release: 1993
ISBN: 9780679420255
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

If on a Winter s Night a Traveler Book Excerpt:

Ten different and thoroughly dissimilar novels intertwine as the beginning of each book, interrupted at a critical moment of suspense, leads into yet another novel reflecting yet another literary mode

If on a Winters Night Vintage Christmas

If on a Winters Night  Vintage Christmas
Author: Italo Calvino
Publsiher: Vintage Books
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2015-10-22
ISBN: 9781784870614
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

If on a Winters Night Vintage Christmas Book Excerpt:

'The promise of reading is enough' Calvino's masterpiece opens with a scene that's reassuringly commonplace: apparently. Indeed, it's taking place now. A reader goes into a bookshop to buy a book: not any book, but the latest Calvino, the book you are holding in your hands. Or is it? Are you the reader? Is this the book? Beware. All assumptions are dangerous on this most bewitching switch-back ride to the heart of storytelling.

Waiting for the End

Waiting for the End
Author: Earl G. Ingersoll
Publsiher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9780838641538
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Waiting for the End Book Excerpt:

Waiting for the End examines two dozen contemporary novels within the context of a half century of theorizing about the function of ending in narrative. That theorizing about ending generated a powerful dynamic a quarter-century ago with the advent of feminist criticism of masculinist readings of the role played by ending in fiction. Feminists such as Theresa de Lauretis in 1984 and more famously Susan Winnett in her 1991 PMLA essay, Coming Unstrung, were leading voices in a swelling chorus of theorist pointing out the masculinist bias of ending in narrative. With the entry of feminist readings of ending, it became inevitable that criticism of fiction would become gendered through the recognition of difference transcending a simple binary of female/male to establish a spectrum of masculine to feminine endings, regardless of the sex of the writer. Accordingly, Waiting for the End examines pairs of novels - one pair by Margaret Atwood and one by Ian McEwan - to demonstrate how a writer can offer endings at either end of the gender spectrum.

Essentials of the Theory of Fiction

Essentials of the Theory of Fiction
Author: Michael J. Hoffman,Patrick D. Murphy
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 520
Release: 2005-06-15
ISBN: 0822386593
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Essentials of the Theory of Fiction Book Excerpt:

What accounts for the power of stories to both entertain and illuminate? This question has long compelled the attention of storytellers and students of literature alike, and over the past several decades it has opened up broader dialogues about the nature of culture and interpretation. This third edition of the bestselling Essentials of the Theory of Fiction provides a comprehensive view of the theory of fiction from the nineteenth century through modernism and postmodernism to the present. It offers a sample of major theories of fictional technique while emphasizing recent developments in literary criticism. The essays cover a variety of topics, including voice, point of view, narration, sequencing, gender, and race. Ten new selections address issues such as oral memory in African American fiction, temporality, queer theory, magical realism, interactive narratives, and the effect of virtual technologies on literature. For students and generalists alike, Essentials of the Theory of Fiction is an invaluable resource for understanding how fiction works. Contributors. M. M. Bakhtin, John Barth, Roland Barthes, Wayne Booth, John Brenkman, Peter Brooks, Catherine Burgass, Seymour Chatman, J. Yellowlees Douglas, Rachel Blau DuPlessis, Wendy B. Faris, Barbara Foley, E. M. Forster, Joseph Frank, Joanne S. Frye, William H. Gass, Henry Louis Gates Jr., Gérard Genette, Ursula K. Heise, Michael J. Hoffman, Linda Hutcheon, Henry James, Susan S. Lanser, Helen Lock, Georg Lukács, Patrick D. Murphy, Ruth Ronen, Joseph Tabbi, Jon Thiem, Tzvetan Todorov, Virginia Woolf

The Novel

The Novel
Author: André Brink
Publsiher: Juta and Company Ltd
Total Pages: 373
Release: 1998-04-30
ISBN: 9781919713144
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Novel Book Excerpt:

The postmodernist novel is renowned for the extremes of its narcissistic involvement with language, but in this book the author argues that this self-consciousness has been a characteristic of the novel since its earliest stirrings.

Who Says This

Who Says This
Author: Welch D. Everman
Publsiher: SIU Press
Total Pages: 142
Release: 1988
ISBN: 9780809314447
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Who Says This Book Excerpt:

"Who or what gives the text its authority?" Everman offers three main sources of authority: the author, the discourse, and the reader. His first section examines the authority of the author by studying the works of contemporary American writers. An essay on "docufiction" focuses on the paradox of using the techniques of fiction to discover reality. The probability of writers revealing truths about themselves is exemplified by Raymond Federman's quasi-autobiographical novels. The second part discusses the authority of discourse, challenging writers with the possibility that literary form, not the author, is the major force in creating works. The final section explores the authority of the reader. Italo Calvino's If on a winter's night a traveler makes the reader the main character of the novel and implicates him in its creation.

Understanding Italo Calvino

Understanding Italo Calvino
Author: Beno Weiss
Publsiher: Univ of South Carolina Press
Total Pages: 233
Release: 1993
ISBN: 9780872498587
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Italo Calvino Book Excerpt:

Highlights Calvino's fascination with folk tales, knights, social & political allegories, & science fiction.

Encyclopedia of Fictional and Fantastic Languages

Encyclopedia of Fictional and Fantastic Languages
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2006-06-01
ISBN: 0313021937
Category: Imaginary languages
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Labyrinth

The Labyrinth
Author: Harold Bloom,Blake Hobby
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2009
ISBN: 0791098044
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Labyrinth Book Excerpt:

Examines labyrinths in literary works ranging from Virgil's "Aeneid" to Umberto Eco's "The Name of the Rose."

Literary Memory Consciousness and the Group Oulipo

Literary Memory  Consciousness  and the Group Oulipo
Author: Peter Consenstein
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2021-11-08
ISBN: 9004489509
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Literary Memory Consciousness and the Group Oulipo Book Excerpt:

The question of memory intrigues us more and more as industrialized societies move further and further away from the written word. In the past the role of memory was integral to literary history, precise mnemonics served as the support systems for erudition, and Mnemosyne was mother of the Muses. The group Oulipo, born in reaction to the Surrealists, proposes, invents, and applies novel literary constraints. Using memory, and best of all conscious memory, as a theoretical starting point, the implications of writing under constraint are analyzed. First, writing under constraint is viewed as a new mnemonics; second, the spiritual component of such a practice is shown to redefine a notion of inspiration; third, constraints and their relationship with games and society is highlighted; finally the manner in which they build a literary consciousness is studied through the lenspiece of contemporary neurobiological research. For the first time the work of the group Oulipo, and the member’s emphasis on the function of literature, is placed in historical, cultural, and philosophical context.

Literary Philosophers

Literary Philosophers
Author: Jorge J. E. Gracia,Carolyn Korsmeyer,Rodolphe Gasché,Rodolphe Gasche
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9780415929172
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Literary Philosophers Book Excerpt:

First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Moment of Complexity

The Moment of Complexity
Author: Mark C. Taylor
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2003-09
ISBN: 0226791181
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Moment of Complexity Book Excerpt:

We live in a moment of unprecedented complexity, an era in which change occurs faster than our ability to comprehend it. With "The Moment of Complexity", Mark C. Taylor offers a map for the unfamiliar terrain opening in our midst, unfolding an original philosophy of our time through a remarkable synthesis of science and culture. According to Taylor, complexity is not just a breakthrough scientific concept but the defining quality of the post-Cold War era. The flux of digital currents swirling around us, he argues, has created a new network culture with its own distinctive logic and dynamic.

Deconstruction as Analytic Philosophy

Deconstruction as Analytic Philosophy
Author: Samuel C. Wheeler
Publsiher: Stanford University Press
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2000
ISBN: 9780804737531
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Deconstruction as Analytic Philosophy Book Excerpt:

These twelve essays treat the thought of "deconstructive" philosophers from the perspective of analytic philosophy and relate the works of such thinkers as Davidson, Quine, and Wittgenstein to the writings of Derrida and de Man.

Everyone s Blog Novel

Everyone s Blog Novel
Author: Jon Morgan Davies
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2015-12-16
ISBN: 1329768477
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Everyone s Blog Novel Book Excerpt:

Everyone wants you to read the book on which he or she is working, a novel everyone is writing in order to find the meaning of life, with which everyone's spouse ran off. But everyone has to finish the novel before everyone can know where the novel begins. In the meantime, there are all these distractions, such as the twelfth-floor window at the office building where everyone works out of which people or maybe just one person keeps jumping or falling--everyone isn't sure--or everyone's sexy coworker Sam, whom everyone is struggling valiantly against to keep from becoming a paramour. It's kind of pitiful, actually, the way everyone keeps begging you to read, sending you e-mails, dropping it into conversation ("I have a book, you know?"), posting links to it on social-networking sites. Everyone figures that if he or she begs enough, you will break down and try it.

Reading Relationally

Reading Relationally
Author: Laurie Edson
Publsiher: University of Michigan Press
Total Pages: 187
Release: 2000
ISBN: 9780472111756
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reading Relationally Book Excerpt:

How reading literature through the lens of visual art sheds new light on the accomplishments of modernist and postmodernist writers

The Humanities Methodology And Perspectives 2 E

The Humanities  Methodology And Perspectives  2 E
Author: Kundu Abhijit
Publsiher: Pearson Education India
Total Pages: 116
Release: 2010-09
ISBN: 9788131755860
Category: Humanities
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Humanities Methodology And Perspectives 2 E Book Excerpt:

The Well Educated Mind A Guide to the Classical Education You Never Had

The Well Educated Mind  A Guide to the Classical Education You Never Had
Author: Susan Wise Bauer
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2003-08-17
ISBN: 0393070972
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Well Educated Mind A Guide to the Classical Education You Never Had Book Excerpt:

An engaging, accessible guide to educating yourself in the classical tradition. Have you lost the art of reading for pleasure? Are there books you know you should read but haven't because they seem too daunting? In The Well-Educated Mind, Susan Wise Bauer provides a welcome and encouraging antidote to the distractions of our age, electronic and otherwise. In her previous book, The Well-Trained Mind, the author provided a road map of classical education for parents wishing to home-school their children, and that book is now the premier resource for home-schoolers. In this new book, Bauer takes the same elements and techniques and adapts them to the use of adult readers who want both enjoyment and self-improvement from the time they spend reading. The Well-Educated Mind offers brief, entertaining histories of five literary genres—fiction, autobiography, history, drama, and poetry—accompanied by detailed instructions on how to read each type. The annotated lists at the end of each chapter—ranging from Cervantes to A. S. Byatt, Herodotus to Laurel Thatcher Ulrich—preview recommended reading and encourage readers to make vital connections between ancient traditions and contemporary writing. The Well-Educated Mind reassures those readers who worry that they read too slowly or with below-average comprehension. If you can understand a daily newspaper, there's no reason you can't read and enjoy Shakespeare's Sonnets or Jane Eyre. But no one should attempt to read the "Great Books" without a guide and a plan. Susan Wise Bauer will show you how to allocate time to your reading on a regular basis; how to master a difficult argument; how to make personal and literary judgments about what you read; how to appreciate the resonant links among texts within a genre—what does Anna Karenina owe to Madame Bovary?—and also between genres. Followed carefully, the advice in The Well-Educated Mind will restore and expand the pleasure of the written word.

Approaching Postmodernism

Approaching Postmodernism
Author: Douwe Wessel Fokkema,Johannes Willem Bertens
Publsiher: John Benjamins Publishing
Total Pages: 300
Release: 1986
ISBN: 9027222061
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Approaching Postmodernism Book Excerpt:

Most of the essays collected in this volume deal with theoretical issues that dominate the international debate on Postmodernism, issues such as the shifting nature of the concept, the problem of periodization and the problem of historicity. Other essays offer readings of Postmodernist texts and relate practical criticism to a theoretical framework. Hans Bertens (Utrecht) sketches the historical development of the concept Postmodernism in American criticism, distinguishing between the various definitions that have been proposed over the last twenty-five years, in an attempt to bring some order to the field and to facilitate future discussion. Brian McHale (Tel Aviv) and Douwe Fokkema (Utrecht) offer models for the description of Postmodernist texts. Richard Todd (Amsterdam) argues convincingly that Postmodernism is much more of a presence in contemporary British fiction than has so far been assumed, and Herta Schmid (Munich) presents a similar argument with respect to Russian avant-garde theater. Elrud Ibsch (Amsterdam) presents a contrastive analysis of Thomas Bernhard and Robert Musil; Ulla Musarra (Nijmegen) writes on Italo Calvino. The relation between Existentialism and Postmodernism is examined by Gerhard Hoffman (Würzburg); Theo D'haen (Utrecht) finds important parallels between Postmodernism in literature and in the visual arts; Matei Calinescu (Bloomington, Ind.) relates literary Postmodernism to a far more general cultural shift, rejecting, however, Foucault's notion of an epistemic break and arguing for both continuity and discontinuity. Finally, Helmut Lethen (Utrecht) and Susan Suleiman (Harvard) sharply question the concept of Postmodernism. Suleiman argues that the supposed Postmodernist reaction against Modernism may well be a critical myth or, if it isn't, a reaction limited to the American literary situation.

The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms

The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 0199208271
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms Book Excerpt: