Download How the Russians Read the French: Lermontov, Dostoevsky, by Priscilla Meyer PDF

By Priscilla Meyer

Russian writers of the 19th century have been relatively consciously making a new nationwide literary culture. They observed themselves self-consciously via Western ecu eyes, instantaneously admiring Europe and feeling not so good as it. This ambivalence was once probably so much keenly felt on the subject of France, whose language and tradition had formed the area of the Russian aristocracy from the time of Catherine the Great.

In How the Russians learn the French, Priscilla Meyer exhibits how Mikhail Lermontov, Fyodor Dostoevsky, and Lev Tolstoy engaged with French literature and tradition to outline their very own positions as Russian writers with particularly Russian aesthetic and ethical values. Rejecting French sensationalism and what they perceived as a scarcity of spirituality between Westerners, those 3 writers tried to create ethical and philosophical artworks that drew on resources deemed extra applicable to a Russian worldview, quite Pushkin and the Gospels. via shut readings of A Hero of Our Time, Crime and Punishment, and Anna Karenina, Meyer argues that every of those nice Russian authors takes the French culture as a thesis, proposes his personal antithesis, and creates in his novel a synthesis intended to foster a surely Russian nationwide culture, unfastened from imitation of Western models.

Winner, collage of Southern California booklet Prize in Literary and Cultural reports, American organization for the development of Slavic Studies.

“A concise yet authoritative account of the engagement among French and Russian tradition within the eighteenth and 19th centuries.”—Michael Holquist, Yale University

“Meyer’s elegantly written new research intertwines a deftly actual define of historic contexts, rigorous learn on literary subtexts, a valid exposition of the French ‘intertext,’ and insightful new readings of canonical Russian texts. This publication will end up important for someone attracted to nineteenth-century literary culture.”—William turbines Todd III, Harvard University

“[Meyer] excels in her exegeses through the cautious exam of many assets . . . . it is a gratifying read.”—Alex Moore, ForeWord

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Download Affective Communities: Anticolonial Thought, Fin-de-Siecle by Leela Gandhi PDF

By Leela Gandhi

“If I needed to choose from betraying my kingdom and betraying my pal, i am hoping I must have the center to betray my country.” So E. M. Forster famously saw in his Cheers for Democracy. Forster’s epigrammatic manifesto, the place the assumption of the “friend” stands as a metaphor for dissident cross-cultural collaboration, holds the major, Leela Gandhi argues in Affective groups, to the hitherto overlooked heritage of western anti-imperialism. concentrating on members and teams who renounced the privileges of imperialism to decide on affinity with sufferers in their personal expansionist cultures, she uncovers the utopian-socialist evaluations of empire that emerged in Europe, particularly in Britain, on the finish of the 19th century. Gandhi unearths for the 1st time how these linked to marginalized life, subcultures, and traditions—including homosexuality, vegetarianism, animal rights, spiritualism, and aestheticism—united opposed to imperialism and cast powerful bonds with colonized topics and cultures.Gandhi weaves jointly the tales of a few South Asian and eu friendships that flourished among 1878 and 1914, tracing the complicated historic networks connecting figures just like the English socialist and gay reformer Edward wood worker and the younger Indian barrister M. okay. Gandhi, or the Jewish French mystic Mirra Alfassa and the Cambridge-educated Indian yogi and extremist Sri Aurobindo. In an international milieu the place the conflict traces of empire are reemerging in more recent and extra pernicious configurations, Affective groups demanding situations homogeneous portrayals of “the West” and its function on the subject of anticolonial struggles. Drawing on Derrida’s conception of friendship, Gandhi places forth a robust new version of the political: one who reveals in friendship an important source for anti-imperialism and transnational collaboration.

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Download Hollywood’s Stephen King by T. Magistrale PDF

By T. Magistrale

For the prior 3 many years, Hollywood has faithfully tailored a lot of Stephen King's fiction into movie. Of the numerous significant movies which have been made, now not one has misplaced funds. a part of this can be defined by way of King's personal acceptance in American tradition; he has been, in spite of everything, a best-selling author because the past due Seventies. yet extra attention-grabbing is what this cinematic fascination unearths approximately postmodern American tradition. within the first review of Hollywood's significant cinematic interpretations of Stephen King, Tony Magistrale examines a number of the thematic, narrative, and personality interconnections that spotlight the relationships between his motion pictures. starting with a revealing interview with Stephen King, the ebook takes us via chapters that discover such renowned movies as Stand via Me, distress, The Shining, the fairway Mile, and The Shawshank Redemption between others.

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Download The Logic of Sense by Gilles Deleuze PDF

By Gilles Deleuze

One in every of crucial works of 1 of France's ideal philosophers, and long-awaited in English, The good judgment of experience starts off with a longer exegesis of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. contemplating stoicism, language, video games, sexuality, schizophrenia, and literature, Deleuze determines the prestige of which means and meaninglessness, and seeks the 'place' the place experience and nonsense collide.

Written in an leading edge shape and witty kind, The good judgment of experience is an essay in literary and psychoanalytic conception in addition to philosophy, and is helping to light up such works as Anti-Oedipus.

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Download Ecology and Modern Scottish Literature by Louisa Gairn PDF

By Louisa Gairn

A provocative and well timed reconsideration of recent Scottish literature within the mild of ecological concept. Louisa Gairn demonstrates the contribution of successive generations of Scottish writers to the advance of foreign ecological concept and philosophy. She revisits the works of Robert Louis Stevenson, John Muir, Nan Shepherd, John Burnside, Kathleen Jamie, and George Mackay Brown, between others, to bare the importance of ecological notion throughout Scottish literary tradition. by means of tracing the medical, philosophical, and political impression of ecology on those writers, Gairn offers an unique realizing of Scottish literature from the mid-nineteenth century to the current. In an age of environmental hindrance, Ecology and sleek Scottish Literature issues to a background of ecological inspiration that's of important relevance to either Scottish literary tradition and the broader box of eco-friendly reviews.

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