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Consumption And Wealth In Luke S Travel Narrative

Author : James A. Metzger
ISBN : 9789047421740
Genre : Religion
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While several recent studies have suggested that the Gospel of Luke recommends generous almsgiving or a relatively benign sharing ethic that mimics existing redistibutive measures in early Roman Palestine, this book argues that a much more subversive reading of the Gospel's wealth and possessions traditions is defensible.

Readers And Reading

Author : Andrew Bennett
ISBN : 9781317893899
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Much literary criticism focuses on literary producers and their products, but an important part of such work considers the end-user, the reader. It asks such questions as: how far can the author condition the response of the reader, and how much does the reader create the meaning of a text? Dr Bennett's collection includes important essays from such writers and critics as Wolfgang Iser, Mary Jacobus, Roger Chartier, Michel de Certeau, Shoshana Felman, Maurice Blanchot, Paul de Man and Yves Bonnefoy. It looks in turn at deconstructionist, feminist, new historicist and psychoanalytical response to the school. The book then considers the act of reading itself, discussing such issues as the uniqueness of any reading and the difficulties involved in its analysis.

David S Capacity For Compassion

Author : Barbara Green
ISBN : 9780567673596
Genre : Religion
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In this book Barbara Green demonstrates how David is shown and can be read as emerging from a young naive, whose early successes grow into a tendency for actions of contempt and arrogance, of blindness and even cruelty, particularly in matters of cult. However, Green also shows that over time David moves closer to the demeanor and actions of wise compassion, more closely aligned with God. Leaving aside questions of historicity as basically undecidable Green's focus in her approach to the material is on contemporary literature. Green reads the David story in order, applying seven specific tools which she names, describes and exemplifies as she interprets the text. She also uses relevant hermeneutical theory, specifically a bridge between general hermeneutics and the specific challenges of the individual (and socially located) reader. As a result, Green argues that characters in the David narrative can proffer occasions for insight, wisdom, and compassion. Acknowledging the unlikelihood that characters like David and his peers, steeped in patriarchy and power, can be shown to learn and extend wise compassion, Green is careful to make explicit her reading strategies and offer space for dialogue and disagreement.

A Handbook To Literary Research

Author : Simon Eliot
ISBN : 0415198593
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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"A Handbook to Literary Research is a unique and invaluable guide, specifically written for anyone undertaking postgraduate research in literature."..." Each chapter identifies and illustrates the central ideas and developments within its field, and includes 'questions and exercises' designed to help you grasp key points and practise skills. In addition the Handbook includes suggestions for further reading, a glossary, and an extensive checklist of bibliographical resources for the study of literature." -- cover.

A Practical Reader In Contemporary Literary Theory

Author : Peter Brooker
ISBN : 9781317903567
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This introductory reader consists of extracts from critical analyses, largely by 20th-century Anglo-American literary critics, set around major literary texts that undergraduate students are known to be familiar with. Four example essays are included for each author/text presented.

Charles Dickens

Author : Steven Connor
ISBN : 9781317894100
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Dickens is second only to Shakespeare in the range and intensity of critical discussion which his work has provoked. His writing is central to literature and culture across the English-speaking world. In this important new anthology, Steven Connor gathers together representative examples of the range of new critical approaches to Dickens over the last two decades.

Moby Dick

Author : Herman Melville
ISBN : 0321228006
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This innovative, scholarly edition ofMoby Dickoffers unprecedented access to the revisions Herman Melville made to the original 1851 American version of the novel and illuminates all changes which scholars have made to create the classic that readers know today. The “fluid text” feature illuminates the personal, social, and cultural context of Melville’s writing process, right on the page, while also offering fresh contextual notes, illustrations, and other apparatus to make this the most reader-friendly edition available today. Fans of the American classic, Moby Dick.

Modern Genre Theory

Author : David Duff
ISBN : 9781317879329
Genre : LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
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Since Aristotle, genre has been one of the fundamental concepts of literary theory, and much of the world's literature and criticism has been shaped by ideas about the nature, function and value of literary genres. Modern developments in critical theory, however, prompted in part by the iconoclastic practices of modern writers and the emergence of new media such as film and television, have put in question traditional categories, and challenged the assumptions on which earlier genre theory was based. This has led not just to a reinterpretation of individual genres and the development of new classifications, but also to a radically new understanding of such key topics as the mixing and evolution of genres, generic hierarchies and genre-systems, the politics and sociology of genres, and the relations between genre and gender. This anthology, the first of its kind in English, charts these fascinating developments. Through judicious selections from major twentieth-century genre theorists including Yury Tynyanov, Vladimir Propp, Mikhail Bakhtin, Hans Robert Jauss, Rosalie Colie, Fredric Jameson, Tzvetan Todorov, Gérard Genette and Jacques Derrida, it demonstrates the central role that notions of genre have played in Russian Formalism, structuralism and post-structuralism, reception theory, and various modes of historical criticism. Each essay is accompanied by a detailed headnote, and the volume opens with a lucid introduction emphasising the international and interdisciplinary character of modern debates about genre. Also included are an annotated bibliography and a glossary of key terms, making this an indispensable resource for students and anyone interested in genre studies or literary theory.

Ben Jonson

Author : Richard Dutton
ISBN : 9781317893745
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Interest in Ben Jonson is higher today than at any time since his death. This new collection offers detailed readings of all the major plays - Volpone, Epicene, The Alchemist and Bartholomew Fair - and the poems. It also provides significant insights into the court masques and the later plays which have only recently been rediscovered as genuinely engaging stage pieces.

Moby Dick

Author : Herman Melville
ISBN : 3958390439
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