Subject: Literary Criticism / General

Subject: Literary Criticism / General

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Rewriting Capitalism

|9780822956792|Literature and the Market in Late Tsarist Russia and the Kingdom of Poland|In this ground-breaking book, Beth Holmgren examines how—in turn-of-the-century Russia and its subject, the Kingdom of Poland—capitalism affected the elitist culture of literature, publishing, book markets, and readership. Rewriting Capitalism considers how both “serious” writers and producers of consumer culture coped with the drastic power shift from “serious” literature to market-driven literature.| Beth Holmgren| Russian and East European Studies| Literary Criticism / General Literary Criticism / Russian & Former Soviet Union

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The Corpus Delicti

|9780822961956|A Manual of Argentine Fictions|An intellectual tour de force from one of today’s leading critics of Latin American literature and culture, The Corpus Delicti (The Body of Crime) is a manual of crime, a compendium of crime tales, and an extended meditation on the central role of crime in literature, in life, and in the life of the nation. Drawing her examples from canonical texts, popular novels, newspaper serials, and more, Josefina Ludmer captures the wide range of Argentine crime stories and detective fiction from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. She offers more than a mere genre study,…

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The Task of the Interpreter

|9780822958840|Text, Meaning, and Negotiation|The Task of the Interpreter offers a new approach to what it means to interpret a text, and reconciles the possibility of multiple interpretations with the need to consider the author’s intention. Vandevelde argues that interpretation is both an act and an event: It is an act in that interpreters, through the statements they make, implicitly commit themselves to justifying their positions, if prompted. It is an event in that interpreters are situated in a cultural and historical framework and come to a text with questions, concerns, and methods of which they are not fully conscious. These…

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Dylan Thomas’ Early Prose

|9780822952152|A Study in Creative Mythology|This first full-scale treatment of the early prose of Dylan Thomas demonstrates the unity of his total work. Pratt argues that the inward journey of the poetic imagination which is implicit in poetry is often explicit in prose. Her study of ThomasÆ early prose alongside his early poetry helps to elucidate all of his writing. Pratt includes three appendices: a chronology, a summary of the criticsÆ attitudes toward the problem of influence, and a bibliographical sketch of materials in the Parris surrealist magazine transition, which are paralleled in ThomasÆ prose.| Annis Pratt|| Literary Criticism / European…

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Approaches to Ulysses

|9780822984269|Ten Essays|Scholars of James Joyce offer critical analysis of his work Ulysses. Five essays interpret the character of the novel; four deal with the literary style of presentation, the last focuses on the problems of translation.Contributors: Robert R. Boyle, S.J.; David Hayman; Richard M. Kain; Darcy OÆBrien; Weldon Thornton; Erwin R. Steinberg; William M. Schutte; Fritz Senn; H. Frew Waidner; and the editors.| Thomas F. Staley Bernard Benstock|| Literary Criticism / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh Literary Criticism / General

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