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Adolfo Caminha: um polígrafo na literatura brasileira do século XIX (1885-1897)

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ISBN: 9788579830334 Year: Pages: 482 DOI: 10.7476/9788579830334 Language: Portuguese
Publisher: SciELO Books - Editora UNESP
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Trata-se, neste livro, do conjunto da obra de Adolfo Caminha - um polígrafo na literatura brasileira do século XIX - durante o período de 1885 a 1897. O estudo abrange não somente os seus textos ficcionais, mas também os seus escritos críticos e jornalísticos. Considera-se, portanto, a atuação do escritor como político, editor, leitor e crítico literário. Salienta-se que a escrita de Caminha se caracteriza por dois movimentos: um horizontal, que estende a sua obra, e outro vertical, que produz uma estética do aproveitamento, constituída a partir dos diálogos existentes entre um e outro dos seus fazeres. A obra apresenta uma contribuição original aos estudos sobre a literatura brasileira.

Lira dissonante: considerações sobre aspectos do grotesco na poesia de Bernardo Guimarães e Cruz e Sousa

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ISBN: 9788579830266 Year: Pages: 584 DOI: 10.7476/9788579830266 Language: Portuguese
Publisher: SciELO Books - Editora UNESP
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Lira dissonante analisa as características e funções do grotesco na poesia lírica de Bernardo Guimarães e Cruz e Sousa. O grotesco se manifesta na obra de ambos sob forma de imagens estranhas e inesperadas que sugerem um universo lírico extravagante e rebelde, muitas vezes, oposto às convenções estéticas tradicionais, particularmente, românticas. Trata-se de uma contribuição original aos estudos sobre os dois poetas, na medida em que desvenda as rupturas estéticas, típicas da lírica moderna, empreendidas por eles em seu momento histórico-literário.

A Companion to Andrei Platonov's "The Foundation Pit"

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Book Series: Studies in Russian and Slavic Literatures, Cultures, and History ISBN: 9781934843086 9781934843574 9781618116970 9781618119377 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Academic Studies Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101823
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Written at the height of Stalin's first "five-year plan" for the industrialization of Soviet Russia and the parallel campaign to collectivize Soviet agriculture, Andrei Platonov's The Foundation Pit registers a dissonant mixture of utopian longings and despair. Furthermore, it provides essential background to Platonov's parody of the mainstream Soviet "production" novel, which is widely recognized as one of the masterpieces of twentieth-century Russian prose. In addition to an overview of the work's key themes, it discusses their place within Platonov's oeuvre as a whole, his troubled relations with literary officialdom, the work's ideological and political background, and key critical responses since the work's first publication in the West in 1973.

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A Reader's Guide to Nabokov's "Lolita"

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Book Series: Studies in Russian and Slavic Literatures, Cultures, and History ISBN: 9781934843659 9781934843666 9781618117052 9781618119452 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Academic Studies Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101831
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One of the most fascinating and controversial novels of the twentieth century, Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita is renowned for its innovative style and notorious for its subject matter and influence on popular culture. The book guides readers through the intricacies of Nabokov’s work and helps them achieve a better understanding of his rich artistic design. The book opens with a detailed chronology of Nabokov’s life and literary career. Chapters include an analysis of the novel, a discussion of its precursors in Nabokov’s work and in world literature, an essay on the character of Dolly Haze (Humbert’s “Lolita”), and a commentary on the critical and cultural afterlife of the novel. The volume concludes with an annotated bibliography of selected critical reading. The guide should prove illuminating both for first-time readers of Lolita and for experienced re-readers of Nabokov’s text.

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Early Modern Russian Letters

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Book Series: Studies in Russian and Slavic Literatures, Cultures, and History ISBN: 9781934843680 9781618116741 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Academic Studies Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101800
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Early Modern Russian Letters: Texts and Contexts brings together twenty essays by Marcus C. Levitt, a leading scholar of eighteenth-century Russian literature. The essays address a spectrum of works and issues that shaped the development of modern Russian literature, from authorship and philosophy to gender and religion in Russian Enlightenment culture. The first part of the collection explores the career and works of Alexander Sumarokov, who played a formative role in literary life of his day. In the essays of the second part Levitt argues that the Enlightenment’s privileging of vision played an especially important role in eighteenth-century Russian self-image, and that its “occularcentrism” was profoundly shaped by Orthodox religious views. Early Modern Russian Letters offers a series of original and provocative explorations of a vital but little studied period.

The Superstitious Muse

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Book Series: Studies in Russian and Slavic Literatures, Cultures, and History ISBN: 9781934843178 9781618116789 9781618119186 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Academic Studies Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101804
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For several decades David Bethea has written authoritatively on the “mythopoetic thinking” that lies at the heart of classical Russian literature, especially Russian poetry. His theoretically informed essays and books have made a point of turning back to issues of intentionality and biography at a time when authorial agency seems under threat of “erasure” and the question of how writers, and poets in particular, live their lives through their art is increasingly moot. The lichnost’ (personhood, psychic totality) of the given writer is all-important, argues Bethea, as it is that which combines the specifically biographical and the capaciously mythical in verbal units that speak simultaneously to different planes of being. Pushkin’s Evgeny can be one incarnation of the poet himself and an Everyman rising up to challenge Peter’s new world order; Brodsky can be, all at once, Dante and Mandelstam and himself, the exile paying an Orphic visit to Florence.

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Wild Words: Essays on Alberta Literature

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ISBN: 9781897425305 9781897425312 Year: Pages: 219 Language: English
Publisher: Athabasca University Press
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As the first collection of literary criticism focusing on Alberta writers, Wild Words establishes a basis for identifying Alberta fiction, poetry, drama, and nonfiction as valid subjects of study in their own right. By critically situating and assessing specific Alberta authors according to genre, this volume continues the work begun with Melnyk's Literary History of Alberta.

W. B. Yeats e la cultura italiana

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Book Series: Biblioteca di Studi di Filologia Moderna ISBN: 9788884539731 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_341475 Language: Italian
Publisher: Firenze University Press
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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W. B. Yeats e la cultura italiana examines the "Italianism" of William Butler Yeats and the popularity of the Irish poet in Italian poetry and criticism. Appraising the presence and evocative influence of "learned Italian things" on the work of the Irish poet, through the study of his letters and as illustrated by the library conserved by his daughter Anne, and with constant references to the texts themselves, the Italian influences most evidently present in the work of the Irish Nobel winner are analysed and discussed. This first section of the book presents in its entirety the largely unpublished correspondence between Years and the philosopher Mario Manlio Rossi. Subsequently, observing the influence and the fascination exerted by the work of Yeats on Italian poets such as Montale, Solmi and Giudici, who even translated some of Yeats' poems, and Lucio Piccolo, who also had a brief epistolary exchange with the Irish poet, this too still partially unpublished, we arrive at a critical examination of the Italian reception of Yeats' works. W. B. Yeats e la cultura italiana is rounded off by an annotated bibliography of the translations and works of criticism which represents an important overview of the penetration of Yeats' work in Italy (1905-2005).

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