Kafka for the Twenty-First Century by Stanley Corngold, Ruth V. Gross

By Stanley Corngold, Ruth V. Gross

Franz Kafka's literary profession all started within the first decade of the 20th century and produced one of the most interesting and influential works in all of recent eu literature. Now, 100 years later, the worries of a brand new century demand a glance on the demanding situations dealing with Kafka scholarship within the many years forward: What extra will we desire to profit in regards to the context during which Kafka wrote? How does figuring out that context impact how we learn his tales? What are the results of recent serious variations that provide unparalleled entry to Kafka's works in manuscript shape? How does our view of Kafka swap the priorities and models of literary scholarship? What components in Kafka's fiction will locate resonance within the historic context of a brand new millennium? How can we compose a coherent account of a character with such a lot of contradictory features? a lot of these questions and extra are addressed via the essays during this quantity, written by way of a bunch of prime foreign Kafka students. individuals: Peter Beicken, Mark E. Blum, Iris Bruce, Jacob Burnett, Uta Degner, Doreen Densky, Katja Garloff, Rolf Goebel, Mark Harman, Robert Lemon, Roland Reu, Ritchie Robertson, Walter Sokel, John Zilcosky, Saskia Ziolkowski.

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Dictionaries in Early Modern Europe: Lexicography and the by John Considine

By John Considine

Dictionaries inform tales of many varieties. The historical past of dictionaries, of the way they have been produced, released and used, has a lot to inform us in regards to the language and the tradition of the prior. This huge paintings of scholarship attracts on released and archival fabric to survey quite a lot of dictionaries of western eu languages (including English, German, Latin and Greek) released among the early 16th and mid 17th centuries. John Considine establishes a brand new and robust version for the social and highbrow heritage of lexicography by way of interpreting dictionaries either as inventive texts and as scholarly tools. He tells the tales of nationwide and person historical past and id that have been created in the course of the making of dictionaries within the early sleek interval. faraway from dry, authentic collections of phrases, dictionaries are artistic works, shaping in addition to recording early smooth tradition and highbrow historical past.

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Melancholy Pride: Nation, Race, and Gender in the German by Mark H. Gelber

By Mark H. Gelber

This examine makes an attempt to research the multi-faceted and intricate courting among the critical eu, Germanic-Austrian cultural milieu and the Jewish nationwide literature and tradition which advanced inside it on the flip of the final century. concerns concerning the development and differentiation of a contemporary Jewish nationwide identification and tradition as a facet of Cultural Zionism are significant to this venture, as are the not easy literary and cultural partnerships solid in an age of emerging racialist notion, starting to be feminist attention, and extending secularism.

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Tragedy and the tragic in German literature, art, and by Stephen D. Dowden, Thomas P. Quinn

By Stephen D. Dowden, Thomas P. Quinn

The various catastrophes of German background have frequently been defined as tragic. hence, German literature, song, philosophy, portray, or even structure are wealthy in tragic connotations. but precisely what "tragedy" and "the tragic" could suggest calls for explanation. The poet creates a undeniable crafty form and trajectory for uncooked event via "putting it into words"; yet does placing such event into phrases (or work or tune or the other shape) betray anguish by way of turning it into mere artwork? Or is it artwork that first turns mere discomfort into tragic event by way of revealing and clarifying its private size? What are we conversing approximately, precisely, after we speak about tragic event and tragic artwork, specially in an age during which, in line with Hannah Arendt, evil has develop into banal? Does banality muffle or maybe annul the tragic? Does tragedy take discomfort and remodel it into good looks, as Schiller suggestion? Is it within the curiosity of fact for discomfort to be "beautiful"? Is it attainable that poetry, song, and artwork are vital simply because they in truth create the that means of soreness? Or is ache merely discomfort and never available to that means, tragic or another way? This ebook contains essays that search to elucidate the which means of tragedy and the tragic in its many German contexts, artwork kinds, and disciplines, from literature and philosophy to track, portray, and historical past. individuals: Jeffrey A. Bernstein, Stephen D. Dowden, Wolfram Ette, Jennifer Anna Gosetti-Ferencei, Barbara Hahn, Karsten Harries, Felicitas Hoppe, Joseph P. Lawrence, James McFarland, Karen Painter, Bruno Pieger, Robert Pirro, Thomas P. Quinn, Mark W. Roche, Helmut Walser Smith. Stephen D. Dowden is Professor of German language and literature at Brandeis college. Thomas P. Quinn is an self sufficient pupil

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The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout

By Elizabeth Strout


Elizabeth Strout “animates the normal with an astounding force,” wrote The New Yorker at the e-book of her Pulitzer Prize–winning Olive Kitteridge. The San Francisco Chronicle praised Strout’s “magnificent present for humanizing characters.” Now the acclaimed writer returns with a gorgeous novel as robust and relocating as any paintings in modern literature.
Haunted via the freak twist of fate that killed their father once they have been kids, Jim and Bob Burgess escaped from their Maine homeland of Shirley Falls for brand new York urban once they in all likelihood may possibly. Jim, a swish, winning company attorney, has belittled his bighearted brother their entire lives, and Bob, a felony relief legal professional who idolizes Jim, has consistently taken it in stride. yet their long-standing dynamic is upended while their sister, Susan—the Burgess sibling who stayed behind—urgently calls them domestic. Her lonely teenage son, Zach, has gotten himself right into a global of hassle, and Susan desperately wishes their aid. And so the Burgess brothers go back to the panorama in their early life, the place the long-buried tensions that experience formed and shadowed their courting start to floor in unforeseen ways in which will swap them forever.
With an extraordinary blend of very good storytelling, beautiful prose, and memorable perception into personality, Elizabeth Strout has dropped at existence deeply human protagonists whose struggles and triumphs will resonate with readers lengthy once they flip the ultimate web page. gentle, tough-minded, loving, and deeply illuminating concerning the ties that bind us to relations and residential, The Burgess Boys is Elizabeth Strout’s most recent and maybe such a lot wonderful paintings of literary art.

Praise for The Burgess Boys

“Elizabeth Strout’s first books, Abide with Me and Amy and Isabelle, were hugely considered, and her 3rd, Olive Kitteridge, won the Pulitzer Prize in fiction. yet The Burgess Boys, her newest novel, is her top yet.”—The Boston Globe
“No one might be stunned through the poignancy and emotional vigour of Elizabeth Strout’s new novel. however the extensive social and political variety of The Burgess Boys exhibits simply how impressively this impressive author keeps to develop.”The Washington Post
“Strout’s maximum present as a author, open air a diamond-sharp precision that packs 320 fast paced pages choked with perception, is her skill to allow the reader in on all of the rancor of her characters with out making any of them really detestable. . . . Strout creates a portrait of an American neighborhood in turmoil that’s as bold as Philip Roth’s American Pastoral yet extra intimate in tone.”Time
“What really makes Strout exceptional—and her newest supple and penetrating novel so profoundly affecting—is the fitting stability she achieves among the tides of tale and depths of feeling. . . . each aspect in Strout’s swish, many-faceted novel is keenly saw, lustrously imagined and trenchantly interpreted.”—Chicago Tribune
“Strout deftly exposes the tensions that fester between households. yet she additionally takes a broader view, probing cultural divides. . . . Illustrating the ability of roots, Strout assures us we will be able to move domestic again—though we won't wish to.”O: The Oprah Magazine

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The 100 Most Influential Writers of All Time (The Britannica by J. E. Luebering

By J. E. Luebering

The meant viewers is grades 9–12. The titles within the Britannica advisor to the World’s such a lot Influential humans sequence are prepared chronologically.

Articles, a mixture of new content material and content material drawn from Britannica’s repository, as a rule variety from to 5 pages and are headed with date and homeland and, the place appropriate, loss of life. There aren't any article-specific bibliographies or references. every one quantity concludes with a thesaurus, a quick further-reading checklist, and an index.

Although now not visually attractive, those volumes provide reliable info in handy programs and will be invaluable in high-school and public libraries.

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Imagining Joyce and Derrida: Between Finnegans Wake and Glas by Peter Mahon

By Peter Mahon

How is that means in a single textual content formed via one other? Does intertextuality encompass greater than easy references through one textual content to a different? In Imagining Joyce and Derrida, Peter Mahon explores those questions via a comparative learn of James Joyce's Finnegans Wake and the deconstructive texts of Jacques Derrida, with a selected emphasis on Glas.

Mahon's studying of those works insists on considering via Derrida's 'Hegelian' demeanour of figuring out Joyce. utilizing key texts of Vico, Kant, and Heidegger, Mahon develops a theoretical framework that enables him to theorize and re-conceptualize the intertextuality among Joyce and Derrida by way of the mind's eye. to be able to try the flexibleness of this ingenious framework, Mahon applies it to a sustained comparability of Finnegans Wake and Derrida's under-appreciated masterwork, Glas. In so doing, Mahon reconfigures and expands the intertextual terrain among Joyce and Derrida past an easy catalogue of these circumstances the place Derrida cites Joyce. attractive and leading edge, this erudite examine makes a tremendous contribution to literary severe theory.

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