Download PDF or read online If On A Winter's Night A Traveller Book by Italo Calvino and published by Random House. This book was released on 2010-12-23 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : You go into a bookshop and buy If on a Winter's Night a Traveller by Italo Calvino. You like it. But alas there is a printer's error in your copy. You take it back to the shop and get a replacement. But the replacement seems to be a totally different story. You try to track down the original book you were reading but end up with a different narrative again. This remarkable novel leads you through many different books including a detective adventure, a romance, a satire, an erotic story, a diary and a quest. But the real hero is you, the reader.
Download PDF or read online If on a Winter's Night a Traveler Book by Italo Calvino and published by Everyman's Library. This book was released on 1993 with total page 254 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Ten different and thoroughly dissimilar novels intertwine as the beginning of each book, interrupted at a critical moment of suspense, leads into yet another novel reflecting yet another literary mode
Download PDF or read online If on a Winters Night: Vintage Christmas Book by Italo Calvino and published by Vintage Books. This book was released on 2015-10-22 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : 'The promise of reading is enough' Calvino's masterpiece opens with a scene that's reassuringly commonplace: apparently. Indeed, it's taking place now. A reader goes into a bookshop to buy a book: not any book, but the latest Calvino, the book you are holding in your hands. Or is it? Are you the reader? Is this the book? Beware. All assumptions are dangerous on this most bewitching switch-back ride to the heart of storytelling.
Download PDF or read online Waiting for the End Book by Earl G. Ingersoll and published by Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press. This book was released on 2007 with total page 286 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Waiting for the End examines two dozen contemporary novels within the context of a half century of theorizing about the function of ending in narrative. That theorizing about ending generated a powerful dynamic a quarter-century ago with the advent of feminist criticism of masculinist readings of the role played by ending in fiction. Feminists such as Theresa de Lauretis in 1984 and more famously Susan Winnett in her 1991 PMLA essay, Coming Unstrung, were leading voices in a swelling chorus of theorist pointing out the masculinist bias of ending in narrative. With the entry of feminist readings of ending, it became inevitable that criticism of fiction would become gendered through the recognition of difference transcending a simple binary of female/male to establish a spectrum of masculine to feminine endings, regardless of the sex of the writer. Accordingly, Waiting for the End examines pairs of novels - one pair by Margaret Atwood and one by Ian McEwan - to demonstrate how a writer can offer endings at either end of the gender spectrum.
Download PDF or read online Essentials of the Theory of Fiction Book by Michael J. Hoffman and published by Duke University Press. This book was released on 2005-06-15 with total page 520 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : What accounts for the power of stories to both entertain and illuminate? This question has long compelled the attention of storytellers and students of literature alike, and over the past several decades it has opened up broader dialogues about the nature of culture and interpretation. This third edition of the bestselling Essentials of the Theory of Fiction provides a comprehensive view of the theory of fiction from the nineteenth century through modernism and postmodernism to the present. It offers a sample of major theories of fictional technique while emphasizing recent developments in literary criticism. The essays cover a variety of topics, including voice, point of view, narration, sequencing, gender, and race. Ten new selections address issues such as oral memory in African American fiction, temporality, queer theory, magical realism, interactive narratives, and the effect of virtual technologies on literature. For students and generalists alike, Essentials of the Theory of Fiction is an invaluable resource for understanding how fiction works. Contributors. M. M. Bakhtin, John Barth, Roland Barthes, Wayne Booth, John Brenkman, Peter Brooks, Catherine Burgass, Seymour Chatman, J. Yellowlees Douglas, Rachel Blau DuPlessis, Wendy B. Faris, Barbara Foley, E. M. Forster, Joseph Frank, Joanne S. Frye, William H. Gass, Henry Louis Gates Jr., Gérard Genette, Ursula K. Heise, Michael J. Hoffman, Linda Hutcheon, Henry James, Susan S. Lanser, Helen Lock, Georg Lukács, Patrick D. Murphy, Ruth Ronen, Joseph Tabbi, Jon Thiem, Tzvetan Todorov, Virginia Woolf
Download PDF or read online Who Says This? Book by Welch D. Everman and published by SIU Press. This book was released on 1988 with total page 164 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : "Who or what gives the text its authority?" Everman offers three main sources of authority: the author, the discourse, and the reader. His first section examines the authority of the author by studying the works of contemporary American writers. An essay on "docufiction" focuses on the paradox of using the techniques of fiction to discover reality. The probability of writers revealing truths about themselves is exemplified by Raymond Federman's quasi-autobiographical novels. The second part discusses the authority of discourse, challenging writers with the possibility that literary form, not the author, is the major force in creating works. The final section explores the authority of the reader. Italo Calvino's If on a winter's night a traveler makes the reader the main character of the novel and implicates him in its creation.
Download PDF or read online Understanding Italo Calvino Book by Beno Weiss and published by Univ of South Carolina Press. This book was released on 1993 with total page 260 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Highlights Calvino's fascination with folk tales, knights, social & political allegories, & science fiction.
Download PDF or read online Encyclopedia of Fictional and Fantastic Languages Book by and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 2006-06-01 with total page 236 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis :
Download PDF or read online The Labyrinth Book by Harold Bloom and published by Infobase Publishing. This book was released on 2009 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Examines labyrinths in literary works ranging from Virgil's "Aeneid" to Umberto Eco's "The Name of the Rose."
Download PDF or read online Literary Memory, Consciousness, and the Group Oulipo Book by Peter Consenstein and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2021-11-08 with total page 252 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : The question of memory intrigues us more and more as industrialized societies move further and further away from the written word. In the past the role of memory was integral to literary history, precise mnemonics served as the support systems for erudition, and Mnemosyne was mother of the Muses. The group Oulipo, born in reaction to the Surrealists, proposes, invents, and applies novel literary constraints. Using memory, and best of all conscious memory, as a theoretical starting point, the implications of writing under constraint are analyzed. First, writing under constraint is viewed as a new mnemonics; second, the spiritual component of such a practice is shown to redefine a notion of inspiration; third, constraints and their relationship with games and society is highlighted; finally the manner in which they build a literary consciousness is studied through the lenspiece of contemporary neurobiological research. For the first time the work of the group Oulipo, and the member’s emphasis on the function of literature, is placed in historical, cultural, and philosophical context.
Download PDF or read online Literary Philosophers Book by Jorge J. E. Gracia and published by Psychology Press. This book was released on 2002 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Download PDF or read online The Moment of Complexity Book by Mark C. Taylor and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 2003-09 with total page 353 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : We live in a moment of unprecedented complexity, an era in which change occurs faster than our ability to comprehend it. With "The Moment of Complexity", Mark C. Taylor offers a map for the unfamiliar terrain opening in our midst, unfolding an original philosophy of our time through a remarkable synthesis of science and culture. According to Taylor, complexity is not just a breakthrough scientific concept but the defining quality of the post-Cold War era. The flux of digital currents swirling around us, he argues, has created a new network culture with its own distinctive logic and dynamic.
Download PDF or read online Deconstruction as Analytic Philosophy Book by Samuel C. Wheeler and published by Stanford University Press. This book was released on 2000 with total page 294 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : These twelve essays treat the thought of "deconstructive" philosophers from the perspective of analytic philosophy and relate the works of such thinkers as Davidson, Quine, and Wittgenstein to the writings of Derrida and de Man.
Download PDF or read online Everyone's Blog Novel Book by Jon Morgan Davies and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2015-12-16 with total page 238 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Everyone wants you to read the book on which he or she is working, a novel everyone is writing in order to find the meaning of life, with which everyone's spouse ran off. But everyone has to finish the novel before everyone can know where the novel begins. In the meantime, there are all these distractions, such as the twelfth-floor window at the office building where everyone works out of which people or maybe just one person keeps jumping or falling--everyone isn't sure--or everyone's sexy coworker Sam, whom everyone is struggling valiantly against to keep from becoming a paramour. It's kind of pitiful, actually, the way everyone keeps begging you to read, sending you e-mails, dropping it into conversation ("I have a book, you know?"), posting links to it on social-networking sites. Everyone figures that if he or she begs enough, you will break down and try it.
Download PDF or read online Reading Relationally Book by Laurie Edson and published by University of Michigan Press. This book was released on 2000 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : How reading literature through the lens of visual art sheds new light on the accomplishments of modernist and postmodernist writers
Download PDF or read online The Humanities: Methodology And Perspectives, 2/E Book by Kundu Abhijit and published by Pearson Education India. This book was released on 2010-09 with total page 116 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis :
Download PDF or read online The Well-Educated Mind: A Guide to the Classical Education You Never Had Book by Susan Wise Bauer and published by W. W. Norton & Company. This book was released on 2003-08-17 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : An engaging, accessible guide to educating yourself in the classical tradition. Have you lost the art of reading for pleasure? Are there books you know you should read but haven't because they seem too daunting? In The Well-Educated Mind, Susan Wise Bauer provides a welcome and encouraging antidote to the distractions of our age, electronic and otherwise. In her previous book, The Well-Trained Mind, the author provided a road map of classical education for parents wishing to home-school their children, and that book is now the premier resource for home-schoolers. In this new book, Bauer takes the same elements and techniques and adapts them to the use of adult readers who want both enjoyment and self-improvement from the time they spend reading. The Well-Educated Mind offers brief, entertaining histories of five literary genres—fiction, autobiography, history, drama, and poetry—accompanied by detailed instructions on how to read each type. The annotated lists at the end of each chapter—ranging from Cervantes to A. S. Byatt, Herodotus to Laurel Thatcher Ulrich—preview recommended reading and encourage readers to make vital connections between ancient traditions and contemporary writing. The Well-Educated Mind reassures those readers who worry that they read too slowly or with below-average comprehension. If you can understand a daily newspaper, there's no reason you can't read and enjoy Shakespeare's Sonnets or Jane Eyre. But no one should attempt to read the "Great Books" without a guide and a plan. Susan Wise Bauer will show you how to allocate time to your reading on a regular basis; how to master a difficult argument; how to make personal and literary judgments about what you read; how to appreciate the resonant links among texts within a genre—what does Anna Karenina owe to Madame Bovary?—and also between genres. Followed carefully, the advice in The Well-Educated Mind will restore and expand the pleasure of the written word.