Author: Dorrit Cohn
Publisher: JHU Press
Category: Literary Criticism
View: 3729Winner of the Modern Language Association's Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Comparative Literary Studies The border between fact and fiction has been trespassed so often it seems to be a highway. Works of history that include fictional techniques are usually held in contempt, but works of fiction that include history are among the greatest of classics. Fiction claims to be able to convey its own unique kinds of truth. But unless a reader knows in advance whether a narrative is fictional or not, judgment can be frustrated and confused. In The Distinction of Fiction, Dorrit Cohn argues that fiction does present specific clues to its fictionality, and its own justifications. Indeed, except in cases of deliberate deception, fiction achieves its purposes best by exercising generic conventions that inform the reader that it is fiction. Cohn tests her conclusions against major narrative works, including Proust's A la Recherche du temps perdu, Mann's Death in Venice, Tolstoy's War and Peace, and Freud's case studies. She contests widespread poststructuralist views that all narratives are fictional. On the contrary, she separates fiction and nonfiction as necessarily distinct, even when bound together. An expansion of Cohn's Christian Gauss lectures at Princeton and the product of many years of labor and thought, The Distinction of Fiction builds on narratological and phenomenological theories to show that boundaries between fiction and history can be firmly and systematically explored.
Author: Lilian Chaitas
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
View: 1698Das literarische Feld sei ein Mikrokosmos des sozialen Wettbewerbs um Status und Prestige – so Pierre Bourdieu. Dementsprechend rücken zwangsläufig Strategien in den Fokus des Interesses, mittels derer sich Literaturproduzenten wie -rezipienten positionieren und die erkämpfte Position behaupten. Dieser Kampf wird bestimmt durch die Logik des Sich-Abgrenzens und Sich-Abhebens von anderen. Als historisch breit angelegte Fallstudie des 20. Jahrhunderts zeichnet die vorliegende Untersuchung die im Feld der amerikanischen Lyrik vorherrschenden Machtkämpfe um (Be-)Deutungshoheit nach. Die Profilierung des Strategiebegriffs als zentrales Analyseinstrument ermöglicht es, einerseits Strategien der Selbstwahrnehmung und Selbstpositionierung und andererseits der Wahrnehmung und Positionierung von anderen Akteuren zu identifizieren. Distinktionsstrategien umfassen den Einsatz eines Arsenals von Kampfbegriffen, an denen sich der literarische Diskurs im Laufe des Jahrhunderts kontinuierlich unter sich verändernden literarhistorischen Vorzeichen abarbeitet.
Phonogeräte in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (1957-1973). Eine Objektgeschichte
Author: Monika Röther
Publisher: Tectum Wissenschaftsverlag
View: 739Im digitalen Medienzeitalter erleben die analogen Musikmedien ein Revival. Musikliebhaber bevorzugen den vollen Klang der Vinyl-Schallplatten, mit nostalgischen Gefühlen erinnern sich viele an die altgediente Musikkassette. Monika Röther schaut zurück in die Zeit der späten Fünfziger- und der Sechzigerjahre, als Musikschränke und Stereoanlagen, Plattenspieler, Tonbandgeräte und Kassettenrekorder ihren Platz in der westdeutschen Gesellschaft eroberten. Der luxuriöse Musikschrank im Wohnzimmer der Eltern bekam Konkurrenz durch den farbenfrohen, tragbaren Kofferplattenspieler der Jugendlichen. Technikliebhaber fachsimpelten über die beste Zusammenstellung der neuesten Stereoanlagen oder widmeten sich technischen Basteleien am Tonbandgerät. Die jüngeren Rockmusik-Fans zeichneten die neuesten Hits auf Tonband und Kassette auf. Die Objektgeschichten der Phonogeräte erzählen eine facettenreiche Geschichte der "wilden Sechziger", die in der sozialhistorischen Forschung als Umbruchphase gelten: Der Gebrauch der Phonogeräte zuhause und unterwegs stellte eingeübte Muster des Musik- und Technikkonsums in Frage und beförderte neue Formen des sozialen Miteinanders.
Author: Paul La Farge
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
View: 2067A stunning, imaginative novel about the great architect of Paris Baron Georges-Eugène Haussmann, who demolished and rebuilt Paris in the middle of the nineteenth century, was the first urbanist of the modern era--and perhaps the greatest. He presided over two decades of riches, peace, and progress in a city the likes of which no one had ever seen before, with boulevards monumentally conceived and brilliantly lit, clean water, public transportation, and sewers that were the envy of every nation in the world. Yet there is a story that, on his deathbed, Haussmann wished all his work undone. "Would that it had died with me!" he is supposed to have said. What is the secret of the baron's last regret? To answer this question, Haussmann tells the story of Madeleine, a foundling who grew up in the magical, chaotic world that Haussmann destroyed; of de Fonce, one of the great artistes démolisseurs who tore Paris down and sold its rubble as antiques; and of a three-sided affair that pits love against ambition, architecture against flesh, and the living Parisians against Haussmann's unbuilt masterpiece, the Railroad of the Dead. Although steeped in history, Paul LaFarge's Haussmann, or the Distinction is a novel not bound by fact; it is an account of the hidden, sometimes fantastical life of the nineteenth century, a work that will make readers think of Borges as well as Balzac; it is a view of cities, of love, and of history itself from the other side of the mirror.
Aristotle and the Work of Politics
Author: Jill Frank
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
View: 2348Offering an ancient education for our times, Jill Frank's A Democracy of Distinction interprets Aristotle's writings in a way that reimagines the foundations, aims, and practices of politics, ancient and modern. Concerned especially with the work of making a democracy of distinction, Frank shows that such a democracy requires freedom and equality achieved through the exercise of virtue. Moving back and forth between Aristotle's writings and contemporary legal and political theory, Frank breathes new life into our conceptions of property, justice, and law by viewing them not only as institutions but as dynamic activities as well. Frank's innovative approach to Aristotle stresses his appreciation of the tensions and complexities of politics so that we might rethink and reorganize our own political ideas and practices. A Democracy of Distinction will be of enormous value to classicists, political scientists, and anyone interested in revitalizing democratic theory and practice.
Developing a Systematic Approach to Succeeding in Your Business Degree
Author: Caroline Gatrell,Sharon Turnbull
Publisher: Pearson Education
Category: Business & Economics
View: 5664This book de-mystifies the process of getting an MBA, and helps students to optimise their performance. Take control of your learning and get the results you want.
Author: Tan Kim Seng
Publisher: Shing Lee Publishers Pte Ltd
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
View: 5201Pass with Distinction Physics (By Topic) is specially written for students who wish to score an excellent grade in their GCE O Level Physics examination. Based on the LATEST syllabus (5058), it contains many challenging questions that provide excellent revision material. These questions also help to reinforce students’ understanding of concepts and their ability to apply them. The multiple choice questions (MCQs) and structured questions (SQs) have been carefully categorised into 22 topics. Answers are provided for all questions, with detailed solutions for the SQs. Full solutions, explanations and comments are also included for the more challenging MCQs. The new trend and challenging questions are marked with ✪. It is hoped that every student will greatly benefit from the use of this book. We believe it will give students an edge and added confidence in their forthcoming examination.
A Defence of the Analytic/Synthetic Distinction
Author: Gillian Russell
Publisher: OUP Oxford
View: 3549The analytic/synthetic distinction looks simple. It is a distinction between two different kinds of sentence. Synthetic sentences are true in part because of the way the world is, and in part because of what they mean. Analytic sentences - like all bachelors are unmarried and triangles have three sides - are different. They are true in virtue of meaning, so no matter what the world is like, as long as the sentence means what it does, it will be true. This distinction seems powerful because analytic sentences seem to be knowable in a special way. One can know that all bachelors are unmarried, for example, just by thinking about what it means. But many twentieth-century philosophers, with Quine in the lead, argued that there were no analytic sentences, that the idea of analyticity didn't even make sense, and that the analytic/synthetic distinction was therefore an illusion. Others couldn't see how there could fail to be a distinction, however ingenious the arguments of Quine and his supporters. But since the heyday of the debate, things have changed in the philosophy of language. Tools have been refined, confusions cleared up, and most significantly, many philosophers now accept a view of language - semantic externalism - on which it is possible to see how the distinction could fail. One might be tempted to think that ultimately the distinction has fallen for reasons other than those proposed in the original debate. In Truth in Virtue of Meaning, Gillian Russell argues that it hasn't. Using the tools of contemporary philosophy of language, she outlines a view of analytic sentences which is compatible with semantic externalism and defends that view against the old Quinean arguments. She then goes on to draw out the surprising epistemological consequences of her approach.
Stand Out by Building Your Brand
Author: William Arruda,Kirsten Dixson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
View: 4862Praise for Career Distinction "Hands down, this book is the bible on branding for your career!" -- Susan Britton Whitcomb, author of Job Search Magic "As a professional resume writer and career coach, I have extolled the concept of personal branding for my clients for years. Now, for the first time ever, I have an outstanding resource to recommend--Career Distinction by William Arruda and Kirsten Dixson. This book details the concept of personal branding in a magnificent and easy-to-digest presentation that is a must-buy for every serious job seeker." -- Wendy S. Enelow, CCM, MRW, JCTC, CPRW Executive Director of the Career Masters Institute "Arruda and Dixson are widely respected in the global career coaching community as gurus who not only teach but live the personal branding model, and their expertise and passion show through on every page of this practical, indispensable book. I highly recommend it to all who want to distinguish themselves from the competition." -- L. Michelle Tullier, PhD, Vice President of Right Management and author of The Unofficial Guide to Landing a Job
Author: Sean Chua
Publisher: Shing Lee Publishers Pte Ltd
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
View: 5431This book is specially written for students who wish to score an excellent grade in their GCE O Level Chemistry examination. Based on the LATEST MOE (Singapore) syllabus, it contains questions that help to reinforce students’ understanding of concepts and their ability to apply them. These questions also provide students with ample practice to prepare them for the examination. The multiple choice questions (MCQs) and structured questions (SQs) have been carefully categorised into 20 topics. Answers are provided for all questions, with detailed solutions for the SQs. We believe Pass with Distinction Chemistry will serve as an essential guide and an invaluable resource for both teachers teaching the subject and students aiming to excel in their forthcoming examination. To Your Academic Success in Chemistry, Sean Chua Chemistry Master Trainer Winners Education Group www.SimpleChemConcepts.com
Author: Rob Hayes
Publisher: Oberon Books
View: 6561I provided him with things money can’t buy. And now he’s left me the most priceless gift of all. His most precious possessions. Two orphaned twins are forced out of the rural wilderness they know and into a bleak, brutal London that they don’t. Seeking refuge in a dank pub basement, they begin to plan their escape, only to find themselves locked in a nightmarish battle with a grieving stranger over their dead father’s sordid legacy. Shot through with pitch-black humour, A Butcher of Distinction offers a journey into the unique imagination of award-winning young playwright Rob Hayes. ‘Fiercely funny’ – Time Out ‘Hayes evokes Renaissance writers like Middleton and Ford in the more gruesome touches... it is brilliant’ – The Public Reviews ‘A disturbing, yet brilliant example of new writing in London’ – Fringe Review ‘There are so many compelling themes in this strange, disturbing new play... This is edgy, bracing work which demands attention.’ – Extra! Extra! ‘A beautifully complex, layered and twisted comedy’ – The Good Review
On Religion and Modernity
Author: Nancy Levene
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
View: 2528In this major new work, philosopher of religion Nancy Levene examines the elemental character of religion and modernity. Deep in their operating systems, she argues, are dualisms of opposition and identity that cannot be reconciled with the forms of life they ostensibly support. These dualisms are dead ends, but they conceal a richer position—another kind of dualism constitutive of mutual relation. This dualism is difficult to distinguish and its concept of relation difficult to commit to. It risks contention and even violence. But it is also the indispensable support for modernity’s most innovative ideals: democracy, criticism, and interpretation. In readings from Abraham to the present, Levene recovers this richer dualism in its difference from the alternatives—other dualisms, nondualism, multiplication. From Abraham we get the biblical call to give up tribal belonging for a promised land of covenantal relation. Yet modernity, inclusive of this call, is also the principle that critiques the promise when it divides self from other, us from them. Drawing on a long tradition of thinkers and scholars even as she breaks new ground, Levene offers here nothing less than a new way of understanding modernity as an ethical claim about our world, a philosophy of the powers of distinction to include rather than to divide.