Download A Temple of Texts by William H. Gass PDF

By William H. Gass

Winner of the 2007 Truman Capote Award for Literary feedback, A Temple of Texts is the newest severe assortment from one in all America's maximum essayists and novelists. right here, William H. Gass will pay homage to the readerly facet of the literary adventure through turning his serious sensibility upon all of the books that formed his personal improvement as a reader, author, and individual.

With essays on figures starting from William Shakespeare and Gertrude Stein to Flann O'Brien and Robert Burton, Gass creates a "temple" of readerly devotion, a suite of severe explorations as fantastic and incisive as readers have come to anticipate from this literary grasp, but additionally a shockingly own window into the author's personal literary improvement.

Show description

Read or Download A Temple of Texts PDF

Best literary criticism books

Roberto Bolaño's Fiction: An Expanding Universe

Because the booklet of The Savage Detectives in 2007, the paintings of Roberto Bolaño (1953—2003) has completed an acclaim hardly ever loved in modern fiction. Chris Andrews, a number one translator of Bolaño's paintings into English, explores the singular achievements of the author's oeuvre, attractive with its detailed sort and key thematic issues, incorporating his novels and tales into the bigger historical past of Latin American and international literary fiction.

The Republic of Imagination: America in Three Books

A passionate hymn to the ability of fiction to alter people’s lives, by means of the number 1 long island instances bestselling writer of examining Lolita in Tehran

Ten years in the past, Azar Nafisi electrified readers together with her million-copy bestseller, analyzing Lolita in Tehran, which advised the tale of ways, opposed to the backdrop of morality squads and executions, she taught the good Gatsby and different classics to her keen scholars in Iran. during this exhilarating followup, Nafisi has written the e-book her enthusiasts were looking forward to: an impassioned, beguiling, and completely unique tribute to the important value of fiction in a democratic society. What examining Lolita in Tehran used to be for Iran, The Republic of mind's eye is for America.

Taking her cue from a problem thrown to her in Seattle, the place a skeptical reader instructed her that americans don’t care approximately books the way in which they did again in Iran, she energetically responds to those that say fiction has not anything to coach us. mixing memoir and polemic with shut readings of her favourite American novels—The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Babbitt, and the center Is a Lonely Hunter, between others—she invitations us to hitch her as electorate of her “Republic of Imagination,” a rustic the place the villains are conformity and orthodoxy and the single passport to access is a loose brain and a willingness to dream.

T.S. Eliot and the Failure to Connect: Satire on Modern Misunderstandings

Filenote: retail epub. Flagged non-retail as guide elimination of non-public details is needed from PalgraveConnect.
-------------

This stimulating and provocative publication specializes in the failure to attach that T. S. Eliot observed atmosphere in through the 17th century.

With precise realization to The Waste Land and 'Gerontion,' G. Douglas Atkins indicates that Eliot roundly satirized smooth misunderstandings and urges readers to make the connections that the "wastelanders" fail to make.

Thus, a brand new method of interpreting Eliot opens up, in line with feedback he himself made within the prose and enacted within the poetry.

La Révolution du langage poétique. L'avant-garde à la fin du XIXe siècle: Lautréamont et Mallarmé

Refus du code social inscrit dès los angeles constitution de los angeles langue ; prise sur los angeles substance folle qui en réclame los angeles liberté : le langage poétique est ce lieu où l. a. jouissance ne passe par le code que pour le transformer. Il introduit donc, dans les buildings linguistiques et los angeles structure du sujet parlant, los angeles négativité, los angeles rupture.

Additional info for A Temple of Texts

Sample text

The Lancashire Witches: A Romance of Pendle Forest. Sunday Times, January–December 1848; London: Colburn, 1849. The Flitch of Bacon; or, The Custom of Dunmow: A Tale of English Home. New Monthly Magazine, 1853; Serial publication. London: Routledge, 1854. Illus. by John Gilbert. London: Routledge, 1855; London: Routledge, 1856; Leipzig: B. Tauchnitz, 1854; Collection of British Authors, vol. 302. Myddleton Pomfret. Bentley’s Miscellany, 1867–1868; Serial publication in nine parts; London: Chapman & Hall, 1868; Leipzig: B.

Now realizing his peril of soul, the narrator dispels the king of evil with another charm, but recollecting the bloody history of the realm, the narrator has to admit the power of the demon emperor and, by extension, his own and every man’s involvement with the evil of the world. Now wiser, the poet-narrator knows and will build on the knowledge that “what he related was as terrifying as it was mysterious” (108). “The Cauldron of Kibitsu” is a story of appalling spectral revenge taken by a dead wife upon her unfaithful husband.

Marion Crawford, he nevertheless succeeds in inspiring the fear, awe, and wonder that lie at the heart of Gothic beauty. The dramatic and episodic Gothicism of Tales of Moonlight and Rain is counterpointed by the lyric and reflective Gothicism of Tales of the Spring Rain. Both sets of stories establish Ueda Akinari as a Gothic innovator worthy of the attention of all modern readers who are interested in the persistence of the Gothic in non-Western cultures. Akinari’s influence on the development of a Japanese Gothic tradition is registered in the work of Izumi Kyoka (1873–1939), whose masterful short stories of the Meiji period (1868–1912) have been compared with Poe’s tales.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.27 of 5 – based on 28 votes