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Samuel Beckett's How It Is: Philosophy in Translation

Anthony Cordingley

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474440608
eISBN:
9781474453868
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474440608.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The first sustained exegesis of a neglected masterpiece of twentieth-century literature, Samuel Beckett’s How It Is. This book maps out the novel’s complex network of intertexts, sources and echoes, ... More


Tsui Hark's Peking Opera Blues

Tan See Kam

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9789888208852
eISBN:
9789888313518
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208852.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Tsui Hark’s Hong Kong New Wave film Peking Opera Blues (1986) is set in a China marked by contestations between Republican democrats and monarchist revivalists (circa 1913). Through various acts of ... More


The Full Severity of Compassion: The Poetry of Yehuda Amichai

Chana Kronfeld

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780804782951
eISBN:
9780804797214
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804782951.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Yehuda Amichai (1924-2000) was the foremost Israeli poet of the 20th century and an internationally influential literary figure. The Full Severity of Compassion is a modular retrospective of ... More


Minor Characters Have Their Day: Genre and the Contemporary Literary Marketplace

Jeremy Rosen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231177443
eISBN:
9780231542401
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231177443.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

How do genres develop? In what ways do they reflect changing political and cultural trends? What do they tell us about the motivations of publishers and readers? Combining close readings and formal ... More


“I Want to Mix Up the Bible”: Intertextuality, Agency, and the Poetics of Radical Allusion

Chana Kronfeld

in The Full Severity of Compassion: The Poetry of Yehuda Amichai

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780804782951
eISBN:
9780804797214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804782951.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Famous for his iconoclastic allusions to sacred texts, Amichai is able to subject these sources to irreverent rewritings without producing a hermetic poetry. His intertextual collage co-exists with ... More


Celebrating Mediation: The Poet as Translator

Chana Kronfeld

in The Full Severity of Compassion: The Poetry of Yehuda Amichai

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780804782951
eISBN:
9780804797214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804782951.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Amichai sees the work of translation as a model for the poet's own in-between-ness, as well as for the translator/poet's inescapable secondariness. That the poet, like the translator, plays an ... More


Contemporary Irish Women Poets: Memory and Estrangement

Lucy Collins

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781781381878
eISBN:
9781781382271
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381878.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This book examines the intersection of private and public spheres through the representation of memory in contemporary poetry by Irish women. It explores how memory shapes creativity in the work of ... More


The Many Voices of Lydia Davis: Translation, Rewriting, Intertextuality

Jonathan Evans

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781474400176
eISBN:
9781474426909
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474400176.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

The Many Voices of Lydia Davis shows how translation, rewriting and intertextuality are central to the work of Lydia Davis, a major American writer, translator and essayist. Winner of the Man Booker ... More


Global and Local Phallic Creativity: Intertextuality in Feng Tang’s Construction of Masculinity

Pamela Hunt

in The Cosmopolitan Dream: Transnational Chinese Masculinities in a Global Age

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9789888455850
eISBN:
9789888455478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888455850.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Feng Tang 馮唐‎ (born 1971) is a self-proclaimed ‘audacious’ author whose work has been described as highly ‘masculine’. This chapter considers Feng’s construction of masculinity in his writing and in ... More


Circulating Genius: John Middleton Murry, Katherine Mansfield and D. H. Lawrence

Sydney Janet Kaplan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748641482
eISBN:
9780748671595
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641482.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book is centred on the relationship between the personal lives of writers and the works they produce. It develops a portrait of a circle of writers—John Middleton Murry, Katherine Mansfield, and ... More


Ammianus' Julian: Narrative and Genre in the Res Gestae

Alan J. Ross

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198784951
eISBN:
9780191827174
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198784951.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book presents a re-examination of Ammianus Marcellinus’ agenda and methods in narrating the reign of the emperor Julian (355–63). Ammianus’ Res Gestae provides the fullest extant narrative of ... More


Signs and Signifiers: Visual Translations of Revolt

Lewis Sanders IV

in Translating Egypt's Revolution: The Language of Tahrir (A Tahrir Studies Edition)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789774165337
eISBN:
9781617971303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165337.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Reads and translates the throng of revolutionary banners and signs whose visual immediacy both established the demands of protesters and responded to the emerging political discourse as it unfolded ... More


Extremely Close Generations: Childhood and Old Age in Jonathan Safran Foer’s Novel

Vanessa Joosen

in Connecting Childhood and Old Age in Popular Media

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496815163
eISBN:
9781496815200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496815163.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Whereas senescence is a topic that is gaining ground in adult literature, child characters seldom play a significant role in these narratives. One book which does center on the relationship between ... More


A Poetics of Translation: Dante, Goethe and the Paideia

Anthony Cordingley

in Samuel Beckett's How It Is: Philosophy in Translation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474440608
eISBN:
9781474453868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474440608.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores Beckett’s polyphonic, multilingual intertextuality. It begins by examining the role of Dante’s DivinaCommedia in the composition of Comment c’est and challenging the received ... More


Pythagorean Mysticism/Democritean Wisdom

Anthony Cordingley

in Samuel Beckett's How It Is: Philosophy in Translation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474440608
eISBN:
9781474453868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474440608.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter elucidates the dialectic between Pythagorean-Platonic and Democritean ideas latent in the text. It measures the importance of Beckett’s perception of philosophy gained through his study ... More


Homelessness and Self-Disclosure: Evans Chan’s “Minor” Cinema

Hector Rodriguez

in Postcolonialism, Diaspora, and Alternative Histories: The Cinema of Evans Chan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9789888208166
eISBN:
9789888313488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208166.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines Evans Chan’s cerebral and personal film The Map of Sex and Love with reference to the concepts raised by Georg Lukacs in his seminal The Theory of the Novel. It is a film marked ... More


Virginia Woolf’s Idea of a Party

Bryony Randall

in The Modernist Party

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748647316
eISBN:
9780748684380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748647316.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In ‘Virginia Woolf’s Idea of a Party’, Bryony Randall proposes the party as a new model for understanding the intertextual functions of Woolf’s oeuvre. As Randall observes, Woolf wrote obsessively ... More


(Re)Situating and (Re)Playing the Genre

David Roche

in Making and Remaking Horror in the 1970s and 2000s: Why Don’t They Do It Like They Used To?

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781617039621
eISBN:
9781626740129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039621.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter proposes an in-depth analysis of the way these films position themselves, on a metafictional level, in relation to the history of the horror genre. The analyses reveal that generic ... More


Intertext and Political Margins in Jean Renoir’s Boudu Sauvé Des Eaux

Margaret C. Flinn

in The Social Architecture of French Cinema, 1929–1939

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781781380338
eISBN:
9781781381571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380338.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter shows that architecture and cinema had a privileged bond in the theorization of film (by critics such as André Malraux and Élie Faure) and its relationship to other arts in the 1930s, ... More


The German Joyce

Robert K. Weninger

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813041667
eISBN:
9780813043678
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813041667.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The only book-length monograph in English to review James Joyce’s impact on German-language literature and literary criticism, this volume sets out to survey a literary-historical trajectory that ... More


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