POETIC JUSTICE

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Poetic Justice

Author : Jill Frank
ISBN : 9780226515779
Genre : Philosophy
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Plato set his dialogues in the fifth century BCE, when written texts were disseminated primarily by performance and recitation. He wrote them in the fourth century, when literacy was expanding. Jill Frank argues that there are unique insights to be gained from appreciating Plato's dialogues as written texts to be read-and reread. At the center of these insights is the analogy in the dialogues between becoming literate and coming to know or understand something, and two different ways of learning to read. One approach treats literacy as a top-down affair, in which authoritative teachers lead students to true beliefs. Another, recommended by Socrates in the Republic, encourages trial and error and the formation of beliefs based on students' cognitive and sensory experiences. The first approach to learning to read aligns with philosophy as authoritative knowledge and politics as rule by philosopher-kings. Following the second approach, Poetic Justice argues that the Republic neither endorses nor enforces fixed hierarchies in knowledge and politics but offers instead an education in ethical and political self-governance, one that prompts citizens to challenge all claims to authority, including those of philosophy.
Category: Philosophy

Poetic Justice

Author : Martha Craven Nussbaum
ISBN : 0807041092
Genre : Literary Criticism
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One of our most prominent philosophers and public intellectuals explores how literature can contribute to a more just society. Timely and urgent . . . Poetic Justice is a tract for the times in the guise of a defense of the literary imagination. --MORRIS DICKSTEIN, The New York Times Book Review
Category: Literary Criticism

Poetic Justice

Author : Nigel Tranter
ISBN : 9781444757613
Genre : Fiction
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Laird of a small estate, Will Alexander of Menstrie, poet and tutor, was a man of modest ambitions. But when James VI learned of his poetic genius, the king had other plans for him. In 1603, when James VI of Scotland became James I of England, he summoned Will to London and commanded him to translate the Psalms for the new royal version of the Bible in English - which remains the definitive edition to this day. At the English court, Will Alexander consorted with the most famous poets of the age including Shakespeare and Jonson. By the time he died, the humble Scottish laird had become Earl of Stirling, Viscount of Canada, Governor of Nova Scotia and Secretary of State for Scotland. Laced with intrigue and absorbing historical detail, Nigel Tranter charts the extraordinary rise of William Alexander of Menstrie.
Category: Fiction

Poetic Justice

Author : Fran Raya
ISBN : 9781913208417
Genre : Fiction
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The dynamic and mysterious Randal Forbes calls his dark powers ‘the gift’. His startling, slate grey eyes radiate when he is in the throes of his telepathic reprisals. His trail of destruction has caught the attention of the police, who are investigating him under potential murder charges. But proving his guilt is difficult as he is nowhere near the crime scene; just inside the head of each targeted victim, issuing commands. Now a student at Beaumont College in Oxford, he revels in his own success and is well on his way to becoming a celebrated author. There are new ‘enemies’ to deal with in Oxford and Randal seeks to remove those who suspect his paranormal leanings. He has a twisted sense of poetic justice but also a chivalric loyalty to his family. Randal Forbes has a dark side so malevolent that only someone with a similar ‘gift’ would be able to challenge him. But, who would dare?
Category: Fiction

Sidney S Poetic Justice

Author : Robert E. Stillman
ISBN : 0838750850
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The first book-length study of The Old Arcadia as a Renaissance pastoral romance. Stillman focuses attention on the 27 eclogues that Sidney sets within his prose narrative.
Category: Literary Criticism

Poetic Justice And Legal Fictions

Author : Jonathan Kertzer
ISBN : 9780521196451
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Examining a wide variety of texts including Shakespeare's plays, Gilbert and Sullivan's operas, and modernist poetics, Poetic Justice and Legal Fictions explores how literary laws and values illuminate and challenge the jurisdiction of justice and the law.
Category: Literary Criticism

Poetic Justice

Author : Martha Craven Nussbaum
ISBN : UOM:39015037295113
Genre : Literature
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Public discourse has become increasingly vitriolic and punitive toward those who don't seem to fit America's "mainstream". Relying excessively on stereotypes and models of human behavior based on economic self-interest, we too often fail - in public policy-making, legislation, and judicial reasoning - to see one another as fully human. In Poetic Justice, one of our most prominent philosophers and public intellectuals explores how literature can contribute to a more just society. As readers of literature, Nussbaum argues, we may glimpse the interior experiences of other people. Above all, reading asks us to imagine the value of their lives. Through such works as Hard Times and Native Son, Nussbaum shows how novels and novel reading develop a fully humanistic, not pseudo-scientific, conception of public reasoning. She brilliantly illustrates how the literary imagination is not opposed to public rationality, but is an essential ingredient of just public discourse and a democratic society.
Category: Literature

Poetic Justice

Author : Deborah Kapchan
ISBN : 1477318496
Genre : Poetry
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Poetic Justice is the first anthology of contemporary Moroccan poetry in English. The work is primarily composed of poets who began writing after Moroccan independence in 1956 and includes work written in Moroccan Arabic (darija), classical Arabic, French, and Tamazight. Why Poetic Justice? Moroccan poetry (and especially zajal, oral poetry now written in Moroccan Arabic) is often published in newspapers and journals and is thus a vibrant form of social commentary; what’s more, there is a law, a justice, in the aesthetic act that speaks back to the law of the land. Poetic Justice because literature has the power to shape the cultural and moral imagination in profound and just ways. Reading this oeuvre from independence until the new millennium and beyond, it is clear that what poet Driss Mesnaoui calls the “letters of time” have long been in the hands of Moroccan poets, as they write their ethics, their aesthetics, as well as their gendered and political lives into poetic being.
Category: Poetry

Poetic Justice

Author : A. A. Justice
ISBN : 9781477127698
Genre : Poetry
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"Want to be taken to another world, a time and place you have only dreamed of but never dared go? Justice will be your guide: looking into your soul, fifi nding your passion within, taking you into a dark and mysterious world, and screaming gotcha! Do not fear, witness the beauty which the darkness holds: sadness, hope, desire, a sea of emotions in every word. Let go and free your mind. Dance with Justice in the darkness and feel your passion." ~A. Hults "Justice proves social media and technology are weak imitators against creative writing, and insists on prying the reader's mind open with complicit care or, when necessary, a thought provoking, poetic battering ram. Hints of romantic bliss, inhumane punishment, and righting the wrongs of mankind's foolishness are abundant and uplifting, yet happy endings are not guaranteed. The reader needs to spend less time attempting to understand the motivation and more on what wild ride this literary carnival barker will point toward next. Justice presents a beguiling canvas, demanding the individual reader decide how every story should end." ~D. Smith "Turn the lights down low, get comfortable, and open the cover of Poetic Justice and be swept away into another time and place. Justice lifts you to the pinnacle of desire and leaves you shaking your head at the injustice around us. Dark and alluring, this book reaches into the fabric of your soul, and with biting nails pulls you into the ecstasy contained within." ~J. Bouyat
Category: Poetry

Poetic Justice

Author : Margot Rising
ISBN : 9780595327348
Genre : Fiction
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Now seventy, Vera has never stopped loving Edgar. Finances and family pressure prohibited their mature love. Vera's heart is heavy. For years, not knowing where Edgar was, she suddenly learns that Edgar is in a hospital, unconscious after heart surgery. Edgar's grandson, Ryan, finds Vera and takes her to Edgar to talk to him, hoping he will regain consciousness. Vera reads poems she never knew Edgar had written to her. She now knows that Edgar still loves her. Relationships of their families contribute interest as Vera's widower son Rob, falls in love after vowing never to love again. Vera's granddaughter, Sally, meets Ryan and they become friends. Could their friendship grow into a meaningful relationship? Vera can only hope and pray that Edgar will snap out of the coma-like condition and accept her love for him. Will she be able to coax him out of the coma?
Category: Fiction