Category: Criticism

  • The Cambridge Companion to Stravinsky (Cambridge Companions to Music)

    Stravinsky's paintings spanned the most important a part of the twentieth-century and was once engaged with approximately all its valuable compositional advancements. Reflecting the breadth of his out of the ordinary fulfillment, this better half includes a wide selection of essays in 3 extensive sections protecting the contexts during which Stravinsky worked--Russian, modernist and compositional, along with his key compositions--Russian, neoclassical and serial, and with the reception of his ideas--through functionality, research and feedback. the quantity concludes with an interview with the composer Louis Andriessen and a huge re-examination of "Stravinsky and us" by means of Richard Taruskin.
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  • The Event (Studies in Continental Thought)

    By Martin Heidegger

    Martin Heidegger’s the development bargains his so much massive self-critique of his Contributions to Philosophy: Of the development and articulates what he capacity via the development itself. Richard Rojcewicz’s dependent translation deals the English-speaking reader intimate touch with essentially the most uncomplicated Heideggerian recommendations. This publication lays out how the development is to be understood and ties it heavily to having a look, exhibiting, self-manifestation, and the self-unveiling of the gods. the development (Complete Works, quantity seventy one) is a part of a chain of Heidegger's inner most writings in line with Contributions.

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  • The Complete Stephen King Universe: A Guide to the Worlds of Stephen King

    By Stanley Wiater, Christopher Golden, Hank Wagner

    The myriad worlds and universes King has created are, in fact, one global, one universe. this is the guide to that universe.
    The entire Stephen King Universe is the single definitive reference paintings that examines all of Stephen King's novels, brief tales, films, miniseries, and teleplays, and deciphers the threads that exist in all of his paintings. This final source comprises in-depth tale analyses, personality breakdowns, little-known proof, and startling revelations on how the plots, subject matters, characters, and conflicts intertwine.
    After gaining knowledge of The entire Stephen King Universe, you are going to by no means learn Stephen King an identical method again.

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  • The Complete Critical Guide to Thomas Hardy

    By Geoffrey Harvey

    Thomas Hardy: final of the Victorians, or first of the moderns? nice novelist, yet splendid poet? Pre-eminent commentator on a tradition in transition? such a lot of questions encompass the main figures within the English literary canon, yet such a lot books concentrate on one point of an author's existence or paintings, or restrict themselves to a unmarried serious technique. the entire serious advisor to Thomas Hardy is a part of a chain of complete, hassle-free introductions which: supply simple details on an author's lifestyles, contexts, and works; define the main severe concerns surrounding the author's works, from the time they have been written to the current; depart decisions as much as you, through explaining the total variety of frequently very assorted severe perspectives and interpretations; and provide courses to additional interpreting in every one quarter mentioned. This sequence has a extensive concentration yet one very transparent target: to equip readers with all of the wisdom they should make their very own new readings of the most important literary texts.

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    'I proceed to discover the Readers' courses essential for educating - they honestly provide scholars a feeling of feedback having a history' - Professor Rachel Bowlby, collage of York

    'The sequence appears relatively first-class - attractively produced, person pleasant; and impressive price for money' - Ronald Knowles, Reader, college of interpreting --This textual content refers to an alternative Paperback edition.

    About the Author
    Geoffrey Harvey is the writer of The Romantic culture in sleek English Poetry (1986). he's Senior Lecturer in English on the collage of interpreting.
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  • The True and Only Heaven: Progress and Its Critics

    By Christopher Lasch

    "A significant and demanding paintings. . . . Provocative, and sure to be debatable. . . . Will upload very important new size to the continued debate at the decline of liberalism." ―William Julius Wilson, New York instances ebook Review

    do we proceed to think in growth? during this sobering research of the Western human situation, Christopher Lasch seeks the reply in a heritage of the fight among rules: one is the belief of growth - an idea pushed via the conviction that human hope is insatiable and calls for ever greater construction forces. Opposing this materialist view is the concept condemns a boundless urge for food for extra and higher items and distrusts "improvements" that purely feed hope. Tracing the competition to the belief of growth from Rousseau via Montesquieu to Carlyle, Max Weber and G.D.H. Cole, Lasch unearths a lot that's fascinating in a flip towards ethical conservatism, towards a lower-middle-class tradition that includes egalitarianism, workmanship and loyalty, and acknowledges the chance of resentment of the fabric items of others.
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  • Creative Intuition in Art and Poetry (The A.W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts) (Bollingen Series)

    By Jacques Maritain

    This can be the Meridian ebook, that is an abbreviated model of the e-book that Pantheon released in its Bollingen sequence. a person who is familiar with of a PDF of the total Pantheon/U. of Princeton Press version can definitely exchange this edition.

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    The name sums it up: intellect/intuition in paintings and poetry from the Greeks to the Moderns. Maritain's Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy access will supply a few heritage to the fellow: http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/maritain/

    from that 'cyclopedia:
    "A 3rd virtue of Maritain's philosophy of paintings is his account of creative (or what he occasionally calls 'poetic') wisdom. Maritain notes the focal point at the understanding of the self as attribute of paintings from the time of the German romantics, and recognises its price as far as it demanding situations the emphasis on cause and mechanical method. This inventive wisdom is an example of what Maritain calls, usually, wisdom notwithstanding connaturality; it's a form of 'creative intuition' that arises out of "the unfastened creativity of the spirit" (Creative instinct, p. 112; traditional legislation, p. 18). Maritain additionally describes it as a "grasping, through the poet, of his personal subjectivity as a way to create" (Creative instinct, p. 113). Maritain areas this data on the point of the preconscious mind. it really is non-conceptual, non-rational, and "obscure" (Creative instinct, p. 18; see common legislations, p. 18). neither is it, as a lot wisdom is, a data of essences. however, it truly is nonetheless attached to "intellectual act". it's a wisdom of truth — of a "concrete reality" — albeit one who "tends and extends to the infinite" (Creative instinct, p. 126). this type of wisdom lies on the foundation, not just of creative task, but additionally ethical and mystical experience."


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  • Theorists of Modernist Poetry: T.S. Eliot, T.E. Hulme, Ezra Pound (Routledge Critical Thinkers)

    By Rebecca Beasley

    Modernist poetry heralded a thorough new aesthetic of experimentation, pioneering new verse types and matters, and altering the very concept of what it intended to be a poet. This quantity examines T.S. Eliot, T.E. Hulme and Ezra Pound, 3 of the main influential figures of the modernist circulation, and argues that we can't dissociate their daring, artistic poetic types from their profoundly engaged theories of social and political reform.

    Tracing the advanced theoretical foundations of modernist poetics, Rebecca Beasley examines:

    • the aesthetic modes and theories that shaped a context for modernism
    • the effect of latest philosophical routine
    • the modernist critique of democracy
    • the significance of the 1st international conflict
    • modernism’s programmes for social reform.

    This quantity deals precious perception into the modernist move, in addition to demonstrating the deep impact of the 3 poets at the form and values of the self-discipline of English Literature itself. Theorists of Modernist Poetry is suitable not just to scholars of modernism, yet to all people with an curiosity in why we research, educate, learn and review literature the best way we do.

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  • Essence of the Upanishads: A Key to Indian Spirituality (Wisdom of India)

    By Eknath Easwaran

    Through his interpretation of 1 very important Upanishad, an historic knowledge textual content, Eknath Easwaran indicates how the undying Indian culture bargains tips on how you can reside at the present time. Lyrical, dramatic, and encouraging, the Katha Upanishad provides the center principles of Indian mysticism in a mythic tale all can relate to — the journey of a tender hero, Nachiketa, who passes into the dominion of dying looking for immortality. The King of loss of life exams his get to the bottom of, however the teen stands company, not easy solutions to the age-old questions, "What is the aim of existence? What occurs to me whilst I die?" loss of life emerges because the excellent religious consultant — direct, uncompromising, and demanding. Easwaran’s method of the Katha is either sensible and common. He explains key Sanskrit phrases like karma and prana, illustrating them via daily anecdotes and interesting analogies whereas putting Indian spirituality into the wider context of global mysticism.
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  • Surface: Matters of Aesthetics, Materiality, and Media

    By Giuliana Bruno

    What is where of materiality—the expression or of actual substance—in our visible age of speedily altering fabrics and media? How is it formed within the arts or manifested in digital types? In Surface, cultural critic and theorist Giuliana Bruno deftly explores those questions, trying to comprehend materiality within the modern world.
     
    Arguing that materiality isn't really a query of the fabrics themselves yet relatively the substance of fabric family members, Bruno investigates the distance of these kinfolk, interpreting how they seem at the floor of alternative media—on movie and video displays, in gallery installations, or at the skins of structures and other people. the item of visible reports, she contends, is going way past the picture and engages the skin as a spot of touch among humans and artwork items. As Bruno threads via those floor encounters, she unveils the materials of the visual—the textural characteristics of artworks, no matter if manifested on canvas, wall, or monitor. Illuminating the trendy floor , she notes how façades have gotten digital monitors and the paintings of projection is reinvented on gallery partitions. She traverses the sunshine areas of artists Robert Irwin, James Turrell, Tacita Dean, and Anthony McCall; touches at the textured surfaces of Isaac Julien’s and Wong Kar-wai’s filmic displays; and travels around the floor materiality within the architectural practices of Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Herzog & de Meuron to the artwork of Doris Salcedo and Rachel Whiteread, the place the outside pressure of media turns into concrete. In appearing those serious operations at the floor, she articulates it as a domain within which assorted different types of mediation, reminiscence, and transformation can take place.
     
    Surveying item kin throughout paintings, structure, model, layout, movie, and new media, Surface is a magisterial account of up to date visible culture.
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  • Dante's Commedia: Elements of Structure

    Comprises the 4 essays: "Allegory", "Symbolism", "The development on the Center", and "The Substance of items Seen", with an appendix:"Two different types of Allegory". From the book's Preface:"The 4 essays introduced jointly contact in short (though it's was hoping, basically) on 4 dimensions of that means which are sen to make up the substance and specified texture of the poetry of the Divine Comedy. One could as competently communicate of "facets" of "aspects" of that means, have been it no longer that such phrases may perhaps really recommend floor reflections and a brilliance based upon the way the paintings is (as a jewel) grew to become for inspection. yet what's thought of here's to not be obvious as mendacity at the floor. each one is a size extensive, achieving to the very center and substance of the poetry, and current (potentially if now not truly) alongside its constructing line anyplace this can be assayed. the following, in high quality, are constants, easy parts of constitution. And "elements" certainly has appeared the easiest time period, all issues considered."
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