In Dreams Begin Responsibilities and Other Stories

In Dreams Begin Responsibilities and Other Stories
Author: Delmore Schwartz,James Atlas,Lou Reed,Irving Howe
Publsiher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2012
ISBN: 9780811220033
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In Dreams Begin Responsibilities and Other Stories Book Excerpt:

Now with an exciting new preface by rock musician Lou Reed (Delmore Schwartz's student at Syracuse), In Dreams Begin Responsibilities collects eight of Schwartz's finest delineations of New York's intellectuals in the 1930s and 1940s. As no other writer can, Schwartz captures the speech, the generational conflicts, the mocking self-analysis of educated, ambitious, Depression-stymied young people at odds with their immigrant parents. This is the unique American dilemma Irving Howe described as “that interesting point where intellectual children of immigrant Jews are finding their way into the larger world while casting uneasy, rueful glances over their backs.” Afterwords by James Atlas and Irving Howe place the stories in their historical and cultural setting.

In Dreams Begin Responsibilities and Other Stories

In Dreams Begin Responsibilities and Other Stories
Author: Delmore Schwartz
Publsiher: New Directions Publishing
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2012-06-14
ISBN: 0811220214
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In Dreams Begin Responsibilities and Other Stories Book Excerpt:

A new edition of the definitive book on the depression-era immigrant experience in New York City. Now with an exciting new preface by Lou Reed (Delmore Schwartz’s student at Syracuse), In Dreams Begin Responsibilities collects eight of Schwartz’s finest delineations of New York’s intellectuals in the 1930s and 1940s. As no other writer can, Schwartz captures the speech, the generational conflicts, the mocking self-analysis of educated, ambitious, Depression-stymied young people at odds with their immigrant parents. This is the unique American dilemma Irving Howe described as “that interesting point where intellectual children of immigrant Jews are finding their way into the larger world while casting uneasy, rueful glances over their backs.” Afterwords by James Atlas and Irving Howe place the stories in their historical and cultural setting.

In Dreams Begin Responsibilities and Other Stories

In Dreams Begin Responsibilities and Other Stories
Author: Delmore Schwartz
Publsiher: Independent Voices
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2003-04
ISBN: 9780285636699
Category: Manners and customs
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In Dreams Begin Responsibilities and Other Stories Book Excerpt:

This is the first British publication of a seminal work of twentieth century fiction, rediscovering Delmore Schwartz for a new generation of readers.Delmore Schwartz became the voice of a new generation, when In Dreams Begin Responsibilities was published in the debut issue of 'Partisan Review' in 1937. His influence on other writers was immediate and is still enormous; he was an unfluence on Philip Roth and Saul Bellow, whose Humboldt's Gift is a fictionalised account of Bellow's own relationship with Schwartz.Delmore Schwartz is the only writer to be memorialised in a song by Lou Reed and also in one of John Berryman's Dream Songs. Despite his early promise and achievement Delmore Schwartz died destitute in a New York hotel in 1966.In Dreams Begin Responsibilities and Other Stories collects eight of Schwartz's finest stories; including the seminal In Dreams Begin Responsibilities, the foundation for all post-World War Two American-Jewish fiction. Delmore Schwartz found a vernacular language for the generational conflicts and self-analysis of educated and ambitious young people in conflict with their immigrant parents that is still captivating.

Delmore Schwartz

Delmore Schwartz
Author: A. Runchman
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 189
Release: 2014-05-07
ISBN: 1137394382
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Delmore Schwartz Book Excerpt:

Taking as its starting point Delmore Schwartz's self-appointment as both a 'poet of the Hudson River' and 'laureate of the Atlantic,' this book comprehensively reassesses the poetic achievement of a critically neglected writer. Runchman reads Schwartz's poetry in relation to its national and international perspectives.

The Columbia Companion to the Twentieth Century American Short Story

The Columbia Companion to the Twentieth Century American Short Story
Author: Blanche H. Gelfant
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 952
Release: 2004-04-21
ISBN: 0231504950
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Columbia Companion to the Twentieth Century American Short Story Book Excerpt:

Esteemed critic Blanche Gelfant's brilliant companion gathers together lucid essays on major writers and themes by some of the best literary critics in the United States. Part 1 is comprised of articles on stories that share a particular theme, such as "Working Class Stories" or "Gay and Lesbian Stories." The heart of the book, however, lies in Part 2, which contains more than one hundred pieces on individual writers and their work, including Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Richard Ford, Raymond Carver, Eudora Welty, Andre Debus, Zora Neal Hurston, Anne Beattie, Bharati Mukherjee, J. D. Salinger, and Jamaica Kincaid, as well as engaging pieces on the promising new writers to come on the scene.

Imaginary Films in Literature

Imaginary Films in Literature
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Brill | Rodopi
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2015-11-16
ISBN: 9004306331
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Imaginary Films in Literature Book Excerpt:

Alternating theoretical essays with case studies, Imaginary Films in Literature focuses on a particular and suggestive form of ekphrasis: the description of imaginary, non-existent movies.

The Heebie Jeebies at CBGB s

The Heebie Jeebies at CBGB s
Author: Steven Lee Beeber
Publsiher: Chicago Review Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2007-04-01
ISBN: 1569762287
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Heebie Jeebies at CBGB s Book Excerpt:

Based in part on the recent interviews with more than 125 people —among them Tommy Ramone, Chris Stein (Blondie), Lenny Kaye (Patti Smith Group), Hilly Kristal (CBGBs owner), and John Zorn—this book focuses on punk's beginnings in New York City to show that punk was the most Jewish of rock movements, in both makeup and attitude. As it originated in Manhattan's Lower East Side in the early 1970s, punk rock was the apotheosis of a Jewish cultural tradition that found its ultimate expression in the generation born after the Holocaust. Beginning with Lenny Bruce, &“the patron saint of punk,&” and following pre-punk progenitors such as Lou Reed, Jonathan Richman, Suicide, and the Dictators, this fascinating mixture of biography, cultural studies, and musical analysis delves into the lives of these and other Jewish punks—including Richard Hell and Joey Ramone—to create a fascinating historical overview of the scene. Reflecting the irony, romanticism, and, above all, the humor of the Jewish experience, this tale of changing Jewish identity in America reveals the conscious and unconscious forces that drove New York Jewish rockers to reinvent themselves—and popular music.

Short Story Index

Short Story Index
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1974
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Short stories
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Science of Story

The Science of Story
Author: Sean Prentiss,Nicole Walker
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020-01-09
ISBN: 1350083909
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Science of Story Book Excerpt:

Bringing together a diverse range of writers, The Science of Story is the first book to ask the question: what can contemporary brain science teach us about the art and craft of creative nonfiction writing? Drawing on the latest developments in cognitive neuroscience the book sheds new light on some of the most important elements of the writer's craft, from perspective and truth to emotion and metaphor. The Science of Story explores such questions as: · Why do humans tell stories? · How do we remember and misremember our lives - and what does this mean for storytelling? · What is the value of writing about trauma? · How do stories make us laugh, or cry, make us angry or triumphant? Contributors: Nancer Ballard, Mike Branch, Frank Bures, J.T. Bushnell, Katharine Coles, Christopher Cokinos, Alison Hawthorne Deming, David Lazar, Lawrence Lenhart, Alan Lightman, Dave Madden, Jessica Hendry Nelson, Richard Powers, Sean Prentiss, Julie Wittes Schlack, Valerie Sweeney Prince, Ira Sukrungruang, Nicole Walker, Wendy S. Walters, Marco Wilkinson, Amy Wright.

Holocaust Graphic Narratives

Holocaust Graphic Narratives
Author: Victoria Aarons
Publsiher: Rutgers University Press
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2019-12-19
ISBN: 1978802552
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Holocaust Graphic Narratives Book Excerpt:

Holocaust Graphic Narratives examines Holocaust graphic novels and memoirs, analyzing the genre as one that enables intergenerational transmission of trauma and memory. Here, the graphic novel becomes a medium uniquely positioned to create a sense of felt immediacy, urgency, and authenticity at the intersection of history and the imagination.

Reading the Middle Generation Anew

Reading the Middle Generation Anew
Author: Eric Haralson
Publsiher: University of Iowa Press
Total Pages: 271
Release: 2006-04-01
ISBN: 1587296675
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reading the Middle Generation Anew Book Excerpt:

Ten original essays by advanced scholars and well-published poets address the middle generation of American poets, including the familiar---Robert Lowell, Elizabeth Bishop, Randall Jarrell, and John Berryman---and various important contemporaries: Delmore Schwartz, Theodore Roethke, Robert Hayden, and Lorine Niedecker. This was a famously troubled cohort of writers, for reasons both personal and cultural, and collectively their poems give us powerful, moving insights into American social life in the transforming decades of the 1940s through the 1960s. In addition to having worked during the broad middle of the last century, these poets constitute the center of twentieth-century American poetry in the larger sense, refuting invidious connotations of “middle” as coming after the great moderns and being superseded by a proliferating postmodern experimentation. This middle generation mediates the so-called American century and its prodigious body of poetry, even as it complicates historical and aesthetic categorizations.Taking diverse formal and thematic angles on these poets---biographical-historical, deconstructionist, and more formalist accounts---this book re-examines their between-ness and ambivalence: their various positionings and repositionings in aesthetic, political, and personal matters. The essays study the interplay between these writers and such shifting formations as religious discourse, consumerism, militarism and war, the ideology of America as “nature's nation,” and U.S. race relations and ethnic conflicts. Reading the Middle Generation Anew also shows the legacy of the middle generation, the ways in which their lives and writings continue to be a shaping force in American poetry. This fresh and invigorating collection will be of great interest to literary scholars and poets.

Shenandoah and Other Verse Plays

Shenandoah and Other Verse Plays
Author: Delmore Schwartz
Publsiher: BOA Editions, Ltd.
Total Pages: 196
Release: 1992
ISBN: 9780918526915
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shenandoah and Other Verse Plays Book Excerpt:

Five verse plays written in the tradition of T.S. Elliot and W.H. Auden.

Edinburgh Companion to Modern Jewish Fiction

Edinburgh Companion to Modern Jewish Fiction
Author: David Brauner
Publsiher: Edinburgh University Press
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2015-06-07
ISBN: 1474404480
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Edinburgh Companion to Modern Jewish Fiction Book Excerpt:

Provides critical overviews of the main writers and key themes of Anglophone Jewish fictionThis collection of essays represents a new departure for, and a potentially (re)defining moment in, literary Jewish Studies. It is the first volume to bring together essays covering a wide range of American, British, South African, Canadian and Australian Jewish fiction. Moreover, it complicates all these terms, emphasising the porousness between different national traditions and moving beyond traditional definitions of Jewishness. For the sake of structural clarity, the volume is divided into three parts American Jewish Fiction British Jewish Fiction and International and Transnational Anglophone Jewish Fiction but many of the essays cross over these boundaries and speak to each other implicitly, as well as, on occasion, explicitly. Extending and redefining the canon of modern Jewish fiction, the volume juxtaposes major authors with more marginal figures, revising and recuperating individual reputations, rediscovering forgotten and discovering new work, and in the process remapping the whole terrain. This volume opens windows onto vistas that previously had been obscured and opens doors for the next generation of studies that could not proceed without a wide-ranging, visionary empiricism grounding their work. The Edinburgh Companion is a paradigm-changing event, and nothing in Jewish literary studies that follows can fail to pay close attention to it. Key Features:Highlights the rich diversity of the field and identifies its key themes, including immigration, the Diaspora, the Holocaust, Judaism, assimilation, antisemitism and ZionismAnalyses the main trends in Anglophone Jewish fiction and situates them in historical contextDiscusses the place of Anglophone Jewish fiction in relation to critical debates concerning transatlanticism and transnationalism; ethnicity and identity politics; postcolonial studies, feminist studies and Jewish Studies. With a preface by Mark Shechner, the volume contains 28 essays by contributors including Vicki Aarons (Trinity University, Texas), Debra Shostak (Wooster College, Ohio), Ira Nadel (University of British Columbia), Efraim Sicher (Ben-Gurion University, Phyllis Lassner (Northwestern University), Sue Vice (University of Sheffield), Lori Harrison-Kahan (Boston College), Ruth Gilbert (University of Winchester), Beate Neumeier (University of Cologne) andSandra Singer (University of Guelph).David Brauner is Professor of Contemporary Literature at The University of Reading.Axel Sta er is Reader in Comparative Literature at the University of Kent, Canterbury.

What They Saved

What They Saved
Author: Nancy K. Miller
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2011-09-01
ISBN: 080323001X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What They Saved Book Excerpt:

The discovery of a box of mementos prompts the author to explore past generations of her family, learning about her family's experience during the Holocaust as well as earlier episodes of anti-Semitism.

Monstrous Progeny

Monstrous Progeny
Author: Lester D. Friedman,Allison B. Kavey
Publsiher: Rutgers University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2016-08-01
ISBN: 081357370X
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Monstrous Progeny Book Excerpt:

Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel Frankenstein is its own type of monster mythos that will not die, a corpus whose parts keep getting harvested to animate new artistic creations. What makes this tale so adaptable and so resilient that, nearly 200 years later, it remains vitally relevant in a culture radically different from the one that spawned its birth? Monstrous Progeny takes readers on a fascinating exploration of the Frankenstein family tree, tracing the literary and intellectual roots of Shelley’s novel from the sixteenth century and analyzing the evolution of the book’s figures and themes into modern productions that range from children’s cartoons to pornography. Along the way, media scholar Lester D. Friedman and historian Allison B. Kavey examine the adaptation and evolution of Victor Frankenstein and his monster across different genres and in different eras. In doing so, they demonstrate how Shelley’s tale and its characters continue to provide crucial reference points for current debates about bioethics, artificial intelligence, cyborg lifeforms, and the limits of scientific progress. Blending an extensive historical overview with a detailed analysis of key texts, the authors reveal how the Frankenstein legacy arose from a series of fluid intellectual contexts and continues to pulsate through an extraordinary body of media products. Both thought-provoking and entertaining, Monstrous Progeny offers a lively look at an undying and significant cultural phenomenon.

Young People and the Curse of Ordinariness

Young People and the Curse of Ordinariness
Author: Nick Luxmoore
Publsiher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2011-06-15
ISBN: 9780857004079
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Young People and the Curse of Ordinariness Book Excerpt:

Again and again, young people return to the question, "Am I the same as other people or am I different?" It's a difficult question to answer. Everyone knows that they're the same as other people in lots of ways yet they suspect that they might also be different. Or they want to be different... Or they accuse other people of being different... Or they get beaten up for being different... This book is about young people trying to find answers, or at least trying to live more comfortably with the question. Using dozens of recognisable vignettes, Luxmoore explores young people's anxieties about ordinariness and extraordinariness, anxieties that affect everything: their behaviour, choices, relationships, happiness. He describes ways of working supportively and imaginatively with young people so that they can begin to find a better balance, enjoying their lives and achieving all sorts of things without losing sight of the fact that - underneath everything and like everyone else - they're ordinary, and there's nothing wrong with that. This original and thought-provoking book will enable professionals in counselling, teaching, youth work and youth justice to support young people struggling with these anxieties and the eternal question, "Am I normal?"

As If

As If
Author: Michael T. Saler
Publsiher: OUP USA
Total Pages: 283
Release: 2012-01-09
ISBN: 0195343166
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

As If Book Excerpt:

A history of imaginary worlds from the late nineteenth century to the present, from Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes to the virtual worlds of computer games.

Male Poets and the Agon of the Mother

Male Poets and the Agon of the Mother
Author: Hannah Baker Saltmarsh
Publsiher: Univ of South Carolina Press
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2019-04-23
ISBN: 1611179696
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Male Poets and the Agon of the Mother Book Excerpt:

In the late 1950s the notion of a "mother poem" emerged during a confessional literary movement that freed poets to use personal, psychosexual material about intimate topics such as parents, childhood, failed marriages, children, infidelity, and mental illness. In Male Poets and the Agon of the Mother, Hannah Baker Saltmarsh argues that male poets have contributed to what we think of as the literature of motherhood—that confessional and postconfessional modes have been formative in the way male poets have grappled with the stories of their mothers and how those stories reflect on the writers and their artistic identities. Through careful readings of formative elegies and homages written by male poets of this time, Saltmarsh explores how they engaged with femininity and feminine voices in the 1950s and 60s and sheds light on the inheritance of confessional motifs of gender and language as demonstrated by postconfessional writers responding to the rich subject matter of motherhood within the contexts of history, myth, and literature. A foreword is provided by Jo Gill, professor of twentieth-century and American literature in the Department of English and associate dean for education at the University of Exeter.

The Ego is Always at the Wheel

The Ego is Always at the Wheel
Author: Delmore Schwartz
Publsiher: New Directions Publishing
Total Pages: 146
Release: 1986
ISBN: 9780811209830
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ego is Always at the Wheel Book Excerpt:

Now, The Ego Is Always at the Wheel, a collection of nineteen essays, presents the poet as a humorist of no mean accomplishment.

On Writing Fiction

On Writing Fiction
Author: David Jauss
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2011-06-02
ISBN: 1440320837
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On Writing Fiction Book Excerpt:

The pieces of a satisfying novel or story seem to fit together so effortlessly, so seamlessly, that it's easy to find yourself wondering, "How on earth did the author do this?" The answer is simple: He sat alone at his desk, considered an array of options, and made smart, careful choices. In On Writing Fiction, award-winning author and respected creative writing professor David Jauss offers practical information and advice that will help you make smart creative and technical decisions about such topics as: • Writing prose with syntax and rhythm to create a "soundtrack" for the narrative • Choosing the right point of view to create the appropriate degree of "distance" between your characters and the reader • Harnessing the power of contradiction in the creative process In one thought-provoking essay after another, Jauss sorts through unique fiction-writing conundrums, including how to create those exquisite intersections between truth and fabrication that make all great works of fiction so much more resonant than fiction that follows the "write what you know" approach that's so often used.