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  • Modern Black Writers (A Library of Literary Criticism)

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    Art is not instruction or oratory since art is not limited by any practical ends. Bourboulis, Studies in the History of Modern Greek Story-Motives. His clerical opponents realized that what Boccaccio was doing in this very book as well as in other works was paganizing European literature. Forbidden Journeys: Fairy Tales and Fantasies in Victorian Women Writers. Leavis, in turning his attention from background, sources, and biography to the detailed analysis of "literary texts themselves," shared some of the concepts of the New Critics and their analytic focus on what he called "the words on the page."
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  • Bentley's Miscellany, Volume 51

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    A prudent man in the �original position� might choose a social structure under which he would be �least worse off� if things went badly for him. Like a man talking to a friend of similar taste, he quotes those passages which seem to him to be of the highest literary excellence and explains their excellence. Spinoza's preliminary analysis of the Bible was an early form of this method combined with elements of what would now be termed �redaction criticism' (a study of how the documents were edited and came to their final form).
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  • Adventures and Other Stories

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    There it is, the unbearable lightness of being. The experience of the Orient in British, French, and American is as an unit. b. Pp. 13-30. [Using twenty of Propp’s functions to develop her argument, Dan analyses seventeen texts of innocent persecuted heroines, including the AT 510 Cinderella type. “The female fairy tale tends towards the sacred legend: the marvelous helper, in almost all texts, is an agent of the sacred power such as an angel or Elijah the Prophet ….
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  • Continuum: Problems in French Literature from the Late

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    The Desire to Desire: The Woman’s Film of the 1940s. The scholars then consult the manuscripts and collations, plus the versions, quotations and Massoretic notes. In the end, the "Women's Era" embodied the ideology that the problems of the race revolved around the problems of its women. Describe the four steps taken in solving a business problem.(A process, not an event)... * Problem identification (is to understand what kind of problem exists). * Solution design (is to design solutions to the problems you have identified) * Solution evaluation and choice (choosing the “best” solution for your business firm) * Implementation (the best solution is one that can be implemented, including building the solution and introducing... social sciences and humanities.
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  • Fearful Symmetry: A Study of William Blake

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    In this authoritative history of feminist literary criticism, leading scholars chart the development of the practice from the Middle Ages to the present. Unlike the formalistic critic, who concentrates on the shape and symmetry of the work itself, the myth critic probes for the inner spirit which gives that form its vitality and its enduring appeal. Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio had written in the vernacular. Therefore what Jung called "myth-forming" structural elements are ever present in the unconscious psyche; he refers to the manifestations of these elements as "motifs," primordial images," or "archetypes."
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  • The Chansons de geste in the Age of Romance: Political

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    The adversaries — whether cunning witches, plotting stepmothers, or foxy chambermaids — retain eminently human features. They are, in short, impostors, and the extent to which they have real power implies some criticism of the society that allows them their power. The reasonable duration enables the spectator to view the drama as a whole, to remember its various episodes and to maintain interest. Yet at the same time he is clearly aware of their limitations (he has recently described Derrida as ‘among many other more interesting things, one of the more recent mutations of a clapped-out bourgeois liberalism’). [3] Yet he has not found any point of reference that will enable him to get free of their clutches.
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  • Simple Speaking Activities (Oxford Basics)

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    In school, English instructors ask students to critique literary texts, or works. Structuralism in its literary critical form was a dominant theory from the 1960s into the 1970s, largely due to the work of French theorists Roland Barthes and Michel Foucault. Darian-Smith, Eve. "Postcolonialism: A Brief Introduction." These random selections betray a critical pattern. While literary theory has always implied or directly expressed a conception of the world outside the text, in the twentieth century three movements—"Marxist theory" of the Frankfurt School, "Feminism," and "Postmodernism"—have opened the field of literary studies into a broader area of inquiry.
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  • Poetics en passant: Redefining the Relationship between

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    Here are some –especially poems’ function. Except in regard to the preservation of the sacred text there was nothing to elicit a critical view of the Bible in the age of the Fathers, and this applies also to the Scholastic period. T., such as Josephus, Philo, the Mishnah, the Talmuds, the Tosefta, and so on. The poet lives in a tradition; he must surrender tytfpself to this tradition. "The emotion of art is impersonal. 'V/ la. another essay, "TheJFunction of Criticism," Eliot declares that the problem of criticism, like IhaTof art, is essentially one oFordek The true critic will subordinate his personal preju- dices to the common pursuit of true judgment.
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  • Signs of Cherokee Culture: Sequoyah's Syllabary in Eastern

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    SHADOWBOXING: Representations of Black Feminist Politics, 1999. Aristotle lists six aspects of poetry: three of them, melody, diction, and spectacle, form a group by themselves, and we shall consider them in due course. What Christians consider to be miraculous they considered legendary or mythical; �legendary exaggeration of events that are entirely explicable from natural causes.� They were men who denied the reality of prophecy and the validity of any prophetical statement.
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  • The complete works of Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    Thundy, Zacharias P. "The 'Divine' Caliban in Shakespeare's Postcolonial Discourse: A Re(De)Construction." We have spoken of the idealized art of romance as in particular the form in which an ascendant class tends to express itself, and so the rising middle class in medieval Europe naturally turned to mock-romance. In melodrama two themes are important: the triumph of moral virtue over villainy, and the consequent idealizing of the moral views assumed to be held by the audience. All of this and even more is true of Tristram Shandy.