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The Silence Of Bartleby

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Author: Dan McCall
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801495939
Size: 77.86 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 206
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In The Silence of Bartleby, Dan McCall proposes a new reading of Herman Melville's classic short tale "Bartleby, The Scrivener." McCall discuss in detail how "Bartleby has been read in the last half-century by practitioners of widely used critical methodologies--including source-study, psychoanalytic interpretation, and Marxist analysis. He argues that in these elaborate readings of the tale, the text itself may be lost, for critics frequently seem to be more interested in their own concerns than in Melville's. Efforts to enrich "Bartleby" may actually impoverish it, preventing us from experiencing the sense of wonder and pain that the story provides. McCall combines close readings of Melville's tale with a lively analysis of over four decades of commentary, and he includes the complete text of story itself as an appendix, encouraging us to read the story on its own terms.

Passive Constitutions Or 7 1 2 Times Bartleby

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Author: Branka Arsi?
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804753937
Size: 50.69 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 210
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Through analysis of Melville's "Bartleby, the Scrivener," this book analyzes major questions in Melville's literature as well as philosophical, theological, political, juridical, psychiatric, and literary discourses of his age and the America in which he lived.

Silence In Modern Literature And Philosophy

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Author: Thomas Gould
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319934791
Size: 61.31 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 199
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This book discusses the elusive centrality of silence in modern literature and philosophy, focusing on the writing and theory of Jean-Luc Nancy and Roland Barthes, the prose of Samuel Beckett, and the poetry of Wallace Stevens. It suggests that silence is best understood according to two categories: apophasis and reticence. Apophasis is associated with theology, and relates to a silence of ineffability and transcendence; reticence is associated with phenomenology, and relates to a silence of listenership and speechlessness. In a series of diverse though interrelated readings, the study examines figures of broken silence and silent voice in the prose of Samuel Beckett, the notion of shared silence in Jean-Luc Nancy and Roland Barthes, and ways in which the poetry of Wallace Stevens mounts lyrical negotiations with forms of unsayability and speechlessness.

Silence And Subject In Modern Literature

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Author: U. Olsson
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137350997
Size: 72.28 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 215
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Why does interrogation silence its object and not make it speak? Silence vs speech is a central issue in classical and modern literary works. This book studies literary representations of the power relations in which we are forced to speak using a range of texts ranging from the modern crime novel, via classics, to avant-garde plays.

Reading America

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Author: Matthew Guillen
Publisher: Academica Press,LLC
ISBN: 193314629X
Size: 68.76 MB
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Category : Law
Languages : en
Pages : 680
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Monograph analyses and discusses textuality and legal written tradition in American legal writing.

The Pathology Of Bartleby

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Author: Oliver Steinert-Lieschied
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3640560868
Size: 16.20 MB
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Languages : en
Pages : 28
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Seminar paper from the year 2006 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,4, University of Gottingen, language: English, abstract: When Melville wrote "Bartleby, The Scrivener," he was in a state of intense despair and a feeling of rejection had come over him because his former works such as "Moby Dick" and "Pierre" had not received the attention and appreciation he had expected. Many critics consider Melville's failure to reach the contemporary readership to have influenced his later works such as the "Piazza Tales" (Dan McCall, The Silence Of Bartleby., p. 38). Some even regard the figure of Bartleby as a personification of the author (Robert Rogers, A Psychoanalytic Reading Of The Double In Literature. Detroit/Michigan: Wayne State Univ. Press, 1970, p. 67-68). Most critics agree that Bartleby is one of the most interesting characters of nineteenth century literature, also from a psychological point of view. In contrast to religious, philological or other approaches, psychoanalytic criticism is an especially anachronistic approach: Melville did not have the means of modern psychology to describe and explain such illnesses as schizophrenia, autism and similar personality disorders. "Bartleby, The Scrivener" is a fictional work of art while a psychological explanation of Bartleby's illness is scientific. In psychoanalytic criticism there are three possible objects of analysis: The author (a so-called psycho-biographical approach), the fictional characters and the readership (Oxford Encycl 823). My main focus will be on the figure of Bartleby along with the narrator who is considered by some critics to be a psychological double" of Bartleby and vice-versa (Rogers, Psychological Double, p. 67). Firstly, I will draw a rough summary of the transition from moral philosophy to psychology and situate Melville in that historical context and show how this influenced his worldview and accordingly, his works. Then I will make brief definitions of the mental ill"

Gianni Celati

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Author: Rebecca J. West
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9780802047724
Size: 14.14 MB
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Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 340
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The first book-length study in any language of Celati's entire body of work, this monograph ranges over a broad landscape of critical thought and creative writing.

The Oxford Encyclopedia Of American Literature Norman Mailer Sentimental Literature

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Author: Jay Parini
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195167269
Size: 45.85 MB
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Category : American literature
Languages : en
Pages : 554
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Alphabetically arranged entries include discussions of individual authors, literary movements, institutions, notable texts, literary developments, themes, ethnic literatures, and "topic" essays.

Literature Of The Western World

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Author: Brian Wilkie
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 9780132275620
Size: 37.28 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 2089
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The most comprehensive best selling anthology of its kind, the second volume in this two-part survey enables leaders to choose among the most important canonical and less-familiar texts of the Western literary tradition in Europe and the Americas. It offers complete texts whenever possible, uses the best translations of foreign-language material, and, when appropriate, presents more than one text by each author. Volume Two provides detailed historical and biographical notes and introductions to the later literary periods including Neoclassicism and Romanticism; Realism and Naturalism; and Modern and Contemporary.

Quiet Testimony

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Author: Shari Goldberg
Publisher: Fordham Univ Press
ISBN: 0823254771
Size: 75.50 MB
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Category : Literary Collections
Languages : en
Pages : 197
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Develops an account of testimony and the ethics of witnessing through readings of nineteenth-century American literary texts, including those of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Frederick Douglass, Herman Melville, and Henry James.

A Reader S Guide To The Short Stories Of Herman Melville

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Author: Lea Bertani Vozar Newman
Publisher: G K Hall
ISBN:
Size: 52.35 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 370
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A Beginner S Guide To Critical Reading

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Author: Richard Jacobs
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415234672
Size: 67.23 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 481
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Brings literature to life through a combination of fascinating texts, critically up-to-the minute readings and Jacobs' enthusiastic, lively approach.

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