THE ANTINOMIES OF REALISM

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The Antinomies Of Realism

Author : Fredric Jameson
ISBN : 9781781681336
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The award-winning author of The Cultural Turn presents a major study of the 19th-century realist novel from a comparative perspective that reviews the most influential theories of artistic and literary realism as demonstrated by the works of such major writers as Zola, Tolstoy and George Eliot.
Category: Literary Criticism

Realism Form And The Postcolonial Novel

Author : N. Robinette
ISBN : 9781137451323
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Confronted with apartheid, dictatorship or the sheer scale of global economics, realism can no longer function with the certainties of the nineteenth century. Free Realist Style considers how the style of the realist novel changes as its epistemological horizons narrow.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Oxford Handbook Of Jack London

Author : Jay Williams
ISBN : 9780199315178
Genre : Authors, American
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"With his novels, journalism, short stories, political activism, and travel writing, Jack London established himself as one of the most prolific and diverse authors of the twentieth century. Covering London's biography, cultural context, and the various genres in which he wrote, The Oxford Handbook of Jack London is the definitive reference work on the author" --
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Raymond Chandler

Author : Fredric Jameson
ISBN : 1784782165
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The master of literary theory takes on the master of the detective novel Raymond Chandler, a dazzling stylist and portrayer of American life, holds a unique place in literary history, straddling both pulp fiction and modernism. With "The Big Sleep," published in 1939, he left an indelible imprint on the detective novel. Fredric Jameson offers an interpretation of Chandler s work that reconstructs both the context in which it was written and the social world or totality it projects. Chandler s invariable setting, Los Angeles, appears both as a microcosm of the United States and a prefiguration of its future: a megalopolis uniquely distributed by an unpromising nature into a variety of distinct neighborhoods and private worlds. But this essentially urban and spatial work seems also to be drawn towards a vacuum, an absence that is nothing other than death. With Chandler, the thriller genre becomes metaphysical."
Category: Literary Criticism

Routledge Philosophy Guidebook To Kant And The Critique Of Pure Reason

Author : Sebastian Gardner
ISBN : 9781134813728
Genre : Philosophy
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Kant's Critique of Pure Reason is arguably the single most important work in western philosophy. The book introduces and assesses: * Kant's life and background of the Critique of Pure Reason * the ideas and text of the Critique of Pure Reason * the continuing relevance of Kant's work to contemporary philosophy. Ideal for anyone coming to Kant's thought for the first time. This guide will be vital reading for all students of Kant in philosophy.
Category: Philosophy

Moments Of Magical Realism In Us Ethnic Literatures

Author : Lyn Di Iorio Sandín
ISBN : 9781137293299
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This is the first anthology of its kind in two ways: first, it points to a subtle shift away from privileging magical realism as a monolithic category in the literatures of the Americas and second, it focuses this critical approach highlighting the work of writers from all the major minority groups of color - US Latino/a, African American, Native American, and Asian American, Jewish American, or Iranian American ancestry - who deploy magical realist moments to refer to traumatic or suppressed histories. Groundbreaking essays by both established experts and rising scholars offer a myriad of methodologies, including literary, psychoanalytic, and trauma theories; historiography, myth, and mnemonic analyses; religious, anthropological, and Marxist approaches. Magical realist moments conceal and reveal traumatic pasts, suppressed histories, half-known memories, lies, truths, new affinities, and even signposts to the future.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Antinomies Of Classical Thought Marx And Durkheim Theoretical Logic In Sociology

Author : Jeffrey C. Alexander
ISBN : 9781317808671
Genre : Social Science
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This volume challenges prevailing understanding of the two great founders of sociological thought. In a detailed and systematic way the author demonstrates how Marx and Durkheim gradually developed the fundamental frameworks for sociological materialism and idealism. While most recent interpreters of Marx have placed alienation and subjectivity at the centre of his work, Professor Alexander suggests that it was the later Marx’s very emphasis on alienation that allowed him to avoid conceptualizing subjectivity altogether. In Durkheim’s case, by contrast, the author argues that such objectivist theorizing informed the early work alone, and he demonstrates that in his later writings Durkheim elaborated an idealist theory that used religious life as an analytical model for studying the institutions of secular society.
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Realism Discourse And Deconstruction

Author : Jonathan Joseph
ISBN : 9781134352340
Genre : Philosophy
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Theories of discourse bring to realism new ideas about how knowledge develops and how representations of reality are influenced. We gain an understanding of the conceptual aspect of social life and the processes by which meaning is produced. This collection reflects the growing interest realist critics have shown towards forms of discourse theory and deconstruction. The diverse range of contributions address such issues as the work of Derrida and deconstruction, discourse theory, Eurocentrism and poststructuralism. What unites all of the contributions is a sense that it is essential to provide a realist alternative to the hitherto dominance of social constructionism, hermeneutics and postmodernism, over many of the issues discussed. By developing a realist perspective the different authors attempt to embed discourse within the structured nature of the reality of the world. Realism can situate language, discourse and ideology within context specific, or 'causally efficacious' circumstances. Realism can help to uncover issues of power, representation, and subjectivity and how discursive and other social practices produce real effects. This can help us understand the manner in which (non-discursive) social structures are reproduced through various forms of ideology and discourse. And by knowing this, we can start to address questions concerning human emancipation and how the world is to be transformed.
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Post Realism

Author : Francis A. Beer
ISBN : UOM:39015038150333
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Beer and Hariman provide a coherent set of essays that trace and challenge the tradition of realism which has dominated the thinking of academics and practitioners alike. These timely essays set out a systematic investigation of the major realist writers of the Post-War era, the foundational concepts of international politics, and representative case studies of political discourse.
Category: Family & Relationships