A Modern Mephistopheles And Taming a Tartar

A Modern Mephistopheles   And  Taming a Tartar

An ambitious writer trades his soul for literary success, and an English teacher tames an arrogant Russian prince

Author: Louisa May Alcott

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

ISBN: 0275927547

Category: Fiction

Page: 381

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An ambitious writer trades his soul for literary success, and an English teacher tames an arrogant Russian prince
Categories: Fiction

The Louisa May Alcott Encyclopedia

The Louisa May Alcott Encyclopedia

Similarly , in A Modern Mephistopheles , * " Taming a Tartar , " * and " A Whisper in the Dark , " * and in many others of LMA's blood - and - thunder tales ...

Author: Gregory Eiselein

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313308969

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 418

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Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) is arguably the most widely read 19th-century American author. She has long been a staple of children's literature courses, and her works now also receive significant attention in American studies and women's studies classes. This reference collects in a comprehensive and reliable single volume the most important facts about Alcott's life and works. It surveys the basic biographical details of her family and personal life; it supplies essential information on her historical and cultural contexts, including her place in the 19th-century publishing milieu, various reform movements, and major historical events, such as the Civil War; and it treats her writings, both the adult and children's works, in an accurate, informative, and accessible manner.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Death Becomes Her

Death Becomes Her

... and to outdo him” (“A Modern Mephistopheles: Louisa May Alcott's Exorcism of Patriarchy ... “Introduction,” A Modern Mephistopheles and Taming A Tartar.

Author: Elizabeth Dill

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443810746

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 200

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Dead and dying women are surely an age-old narrative trope. While associations of femininity with death have become almost prototypical in literary criticism and are familiar fodder for cultural conversations, the editors of Death Becomes Her offer us an opportunity to investigate the values that underlie such associations. But from where does our tireless investment in what constitutes a feminine death, a feminine reaction to death, and death’s courting of women emerge? These essays give voice to the idea that power and victimization are not opposites, but rather are complements in an operatic fantasy of intrigue, agency, absence and presence that pervades American writing and experience. Each chapter of Death Becomes Her offers a different lens to investigate the nature of death as surely more than just an anatomical matter: The penny press obsessively covers the death of a beautiful prostitute in 1840s Chicago; a novel of seduction becomes also a narrative of autopsy; a story of haunting allows women outlets for sexual license and the polemics of desire. Overall this volume invites readers to explore the ways in which death is portrayed as both an ornamentation of femininity and an ontological reality of it: how, put simply, “death becomes her.” Essays include analyses of women’s deathbed scenes, suicides, murders, funerals, and autopsies in literature and other nineteenth-century media. As such, the chapters in Death Becomes Her show how the authorial and readerly interest in scripting and staging women’s deaths is both intricate and abiding. They tell us that death is never, of course, simply about death, and they make relevant other issues, from linguistics to politics, as they inform the literature and lives of women from the late-eighteenth to early twentieth-century America. Taken together, the pieces in Death Becomes Her allow us greater access to the surrounding culture out of which the American woman emerges, performs, lives and dies. In doing so, they offer fresh insight into the often unsettling and highly relevant role of death in feminism.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Pioneers Passionate Ladies and Private Eyes

Pioneers  Passionate Ladies  and Private Eyes

... eliminated from her far more serious Modern Mephistopheles of 1877, ... see Louisa May Alcott, A Modern Mephistopheles and Taming a Tartar: With An ...

Author: Larry E Sullivan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135068097

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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Despite efforts of contemporary reformers to curb the availability of dime novels, series books, and paperbacks, Pioneers, Passionate Ladies, and Private Eyes reveals how many readers used them as means of resistance and how fictional characters became models for self-empowerment. These literary genres, whose value has long been underestimated, provide fascinating insight into the formation of American popular culture and identity. Through these mass-produced, widely read books, Deadwood Dick, Old Sleuth, and Jessie James became popular heroes that fed the public’s imagination for the last western frontier, detective tales, and the myth of the outlaw. Women, particularly those who were poor and endured hard lives, used the literature as means of escape from the social, economic, and cultural suppression they experienced in the nineteenth century. In addition to the insight this book provides into texts such as “The Bride of the Tomb,” the Nick Carter Series, and Edward Stratemeyer’s rendition of the Lizzie Borden case, readers will find interesting information about: the roles of illustrations and covers in consumer culture Bowling Green’s endeavor to digitize paperback and pulp magazine covers bibliographical problems in collecting and controlling series books the effects of mass market fiction on young girls Louisa May Alcott’s pseudonym and authorship of three dime novels special collections competition among publishers A collection of work presented at a symposium held by the Library of Congress, Pioneers, Passionate Ladies, and Private Eyes makes an outstanding contribution to redefining the role of popular fiction in American life.
Categories: Social Science

The Trumpet of Reform

The Trumpet of Reform

11 Louisa May Alcott , A Modern Mephistopheles , No Name Series ( Boston : Roberts Brothers , 1880 ) ; Rpt . A Modern Mephistopheles and Taming a Tartar ...

Author: Sigrid Bauschinger

Publisher: Camden House

ISBN: 1571131760

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 211

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The influence of German literature and philosophy on American intellectuals in 19th-century New England.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Dark Night Psychological Experience and Spiritual Reality

The Dark Night  Psychological Experience and Spiritual Reality

Louisa May Alcott, A Modern Mephistopheles, in A Modern Mephistopheles and Taming a Tartar (New York: Praeger, 1987), 24–25. 3. Anthony Storr, Solitude: A ...

Author: Marc Foley, OCD

Publisher: ICS Publications

ISBN: 9781939272843

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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Reading St. John of the Cross’s Dark Night can be daunting; living the dark experience of purification it describes can be much more so. The description of the dark nights (yes, there is more than one!) which St. John presents seems so stark and painful that one might be tempted to just close the book and stop reading. On top of that, both the process St. John describes and the language he uses can be confusing and intimidating. The language of 16th-century scholasticism is not easily understood by 21st-century readers living in a completely different culture and context. Perhaps even more challenging is that fact that our modern lives, filled with the non-stop clutter of social media and technology, as well as comfort and ease, do not prepare most of us well to honestly look into our own depths to see who we are and who we are intended to become as fully alive human beings. Fortunately we now have this helpful book to guide us to that full life which St. John invites us to in The Dark Night. Father Marc Foley here combines his own theological and psychological background, as well as his experience as a spiritual guide, to help modern readers understand the experiences, challenges, and graced events of the purifying nights of sense and spirit. In addition to exploring certain key terms that John uses in Spanish and their meaning in the saint’s time and today, Father Marc includes pertinent selections from a wide range of writers, ancient to modern, that illustrate the themes he covers. Each chapter concludes with insightful questions for personal reflection or group discussion. The book has a comprehensive and fully linked index. WHAT THEY'RE SAYING... The Dark Night: Psychological Experience and Spiritual Reality by Father Marc Foley, OCD, isn’t just an excellent commentary on The Dark Night by St. John of the Cross, it’s a practical spiritual guide for anyone—even if you never intend to read the work upon which it expounds. The book offers some of the best descriptions I’ve read about stages of prayer and progress in the spiritual life, offering straightforward examples that allow the reader to view his or her life in a clearer way. In fact, Foley’s explanations of the imperfections of beginners are so vivid, I felt like the Samaritan woman who said, “Come see a man who told me everything I have done.” Foley made me realize, for example, how much time I’ve spent working on “spiritual projects” when God was calling me to spend more time in prayer or serving my family. I particularly appreciate the book’s use of stories from literature and the author’s personal life. Whether it’s examples from Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn or others, Foley’s use of stories makes the book a quick and enjoyable read. I wish this book had been around when I was younger, as it would have helped me avoid many misconceptions about my own spiritual life. Not that I would have understood all aspects of the book, but Foley provides an excellent framework to guide our progress toward union with our Creator. Some of the concepts are immediately useful while others, I suspect, will unfold in my life over time. I especially recommend The Dark Night: Psychological Experience and Spiritual Reality to beginners and those discerning a call to Carmel. While the book is engaging, it is also challenging. Foley writes, “Just as self-knowledge is painful, so too is change. And the change native to the dark night is excruciatingly painful because it involves modifying or eradicating deeply ingrained habits that have taken root within us over a lifetime.” The Dark Night: Psychological Experience and Spiritual Reality is a great aid for the journey, and a book I will read more than once. One last thought: The Dark Night: Psychological Experience and Spiritual Reality is a good companion to Foley’s earlier book, The Ascent of Mount Carmel: Reflections, which explains St. John of the Cross’ work of the same name, using similar techniques and examples. Reading the books back to back would help reinforce some of the concepts, and at just more than 200 pages each, is easily accomplished. —Tim Bete, OCDS, is a member of the Our Mother of Good Counsel Community in Dayton, Ohio, and a published author of three books.
Categories: Religion

The Portable Louisa May Alcott

The Portable Louisa May Alcott

Reprinted in A Modern Mephistopheles and Taming a Tartar. Ed. Madeleine B. Stern. New York: Praeger, 1987. Moods. Boston: Loring, 1864. Revised edition.

Author: Louisa May Alcott

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101177044

Category: Fiction

Page: 640

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Although the publication of Little Women in 1868 earned Louisa May Alcott tremendous popularity, for a long time she was thought of as a writer of children's stories and considered—at best—a minor figure in the American literary canon. Now, at the end of the twentieth century, Alcott's vast body of work is being celebrated alongside the greatest American writers, and this collection shows why. The Portable Louisa May Alcott samples the entire spectrum of Alcott's work: her novels, novellas, children's stories, sensationalist fiction, gothic tales, essays, letters, and journals. Presenting her more daring works, such as Moods and Behind a Mask (both reprinted in their entirety), alongside the familiar heroines of Little Women, this singular collection offers readers a rich and wide-ranging portrait of this talented, prolific, and influential writer.
Categories: Fiction

Making Girls Into Women

Making Girls Into Women

A Modern Mephistopheles and Taming a Tartar . Edited by Madeleine B. Stern . New York : Praeger , 1987 . An Old - Fashioned Girl . 1870.

Author: Kathryn R. Kent

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822330164

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 355

View: 166

DIVExplores the links between the emergence of lesbian and proto-lesbian identities at the turn of the century and the discourses of sentimentality, mass culture, and modernism./div
Categories: Literary Criticism

Bookends

Bookends

... Essays on Louisa May Alcott A Modern Mephistopheles and Taming a Tartar by Louisa M. Alcott Louisa May Alcott Unmasked: Collected Thrillers Modern Magic ...

Author: Leona Rostenberg

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743202459

Category: Social Science

Page: 246

View: 770

Two rare book dealers share an account of their bookselling days and a portrait of their long friendship, detailing their individual personal lives, business exploits and adventures, and struggle with the trials of aging.
Categories: Social Science

LITTLE WOMEN and THE FEMINIST IMAGINATION

LITTLE WOMEN and THE FEMINIST IMAGINATION

... assoc. editor, Madeleine B. Stern, 3—39. Boston: Little, Brown, 1 989. . Introduction to A Modern Mephistopheles and Taming a Tartar, ...

Author: Janice M. Alberghene

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135593186

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 496

View: 203

First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Categories: Literary Criticism

In Her Own Voice

In Her Own Voice

A Modern Mephistopheles and Taming a Tartar. By Louisa May Alcott. New York: Praeger, 1987. vii–xxi. ——. The Life of Margaret Fuller.

Author: Sherry L. Linkon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317944966

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

View: 166

First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. In Her Own Voice examines the literary history of women’s nonfiction writing through studies of individual writers, their works, and their careers. The essays in this collection consider the development of women’s public voices, relationships between women essayists and their editors and readers, and the fuzzy line that divides—or seems to divide—fiction from nonfiction. The book includes studies of some of the best known American women essayists, including Margaret Fuller, Lydia Maria Child, and Fanny Fern, and articles on women writers whose work has received very little attention, such as Gail Hamilton, Anna Julia Cooper, Ann Sophia Stephens, and Zitkala-Sa.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Satan in America

Satan in America

Louisa May Alcott, A Modern Mephistopheles and Taming a Tartar (New York: Praeger Press, 1987), vii, xxxiii. 39. Andrew Delbanco, The Death of Satan: How ...

Author: W. Scott Poole

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1442200626

Category: History

Page: 274

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Satan in America tells the story of America's complicated relationship with the devil. "New light" evangelists of the eighteenth century, enslaved African Americans, demagogic politicians, and modern American film-makers have used the devil to damn their enemies, explain the nature of evil and injustice, mount social crusades, construct a national identity, and express anxiety about matters as diverse as the threat of war to the dangers of deviant sexuality. The idea of the monstrous and the bizarre providing cultural metaphors that interact with historical change is not new. Poole takes a new tack by examining this idea in conjunction with the concerns of American religious history. The book shows that both the range and the scope of American religiousness made theological evil an especially potent symbol. Satan appears repeatedly on the political, religious, and cultural landscape of the United States, a shadow self to the sunny image of American progress and idealism.
Categories: History

Louisa May Alcott and Charlotte Bronte

Louisa May Alcott and Charlotte Bronte

... when she wrote : Pilgrim's Progress for Little Women , The Taming of the Shrew for Taming a Tartar , and Goethe's Faust for A Modern Mephistopheles .

Author: Christine Doyle

Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press

ISBN: 1572332417

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 203

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Through close examination of Louisa May Alcott's letters, journals, and published writings, this book argues that Alcott responds to Charlotte Bronte's woman's 'heart' but resists her British soul.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Freaks of Genius

Freaks of Genius

See also Louisa May Alcott , A Modern Mephistopheles and Taming a Tartar With an Introduction by Madeleine B. Stern ( New York : Praeger , 1987 ) , passim .

Author: Louisa May Alcott

Publisher: Praeger

ISBN: STANFORD:36105035239461

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 255

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Six recently discovered works of Louisa May Alcott are reprinted in this volume for the first time since their initial publication. Originally written for storypapers in the 1860s, the works are all sensational thrillers that address such themes as the blight of inherited insanity, the power struggle between man and man, the sexual power struggle between man and woman, a Faustian/Mephistophelian pact, the passions of actors and actresses, and feminist triumphs and failures. These tales of violence, murder, and evil will appeal as much to the general reader as to the Alcott scholar.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Taming a Tartar

Taming a Tartar

Author: Louisa May Alcott

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ISBN: 0848826469

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Page: 88

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Louisa May Alcott and Little Women

Louisa May Alcott and  Little Women

A Modern Mephistopheles and Taming a Tartar . ( Editor , Madeleine Stern . ) New York : Praeger , 1987 . The Selected Letters of Louisa May Alcott .

Author: Gloria T. Delamar

Publisher: McFarland & Company Incorporated Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015018937329

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 350

View: 244

Alcott--abolitionist, suffragist, early feminist--moved in the literary circle of Thoreau, Emerson, Hawthorne, and others. This reference shows her struggles while she authored a broad range of material from fairy tales to "blood and thunder" stories, philosophical adult novels, and music lyrics. Included are a biography, many of her little-known poems, a history of Little women since publication in 1868, and a discussion of the Alcott legacy. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Categories: Literary Criticism

Legacy

Legacy

For discussions of mesmerism in the United States , see Fuller and Tatar . 10. For a thorough discussion ... A Modern Mephistopheles and Taming a Tartar .

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ISBN: UOM:39015051653502

Category: American literature

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Categories: American literature

Feminist Studies

Feminist Studies

A Modern Mephistopheles and Taming a Tartar . With an introduction by Madeleine B. Stern . New York : Praeger , 1987. Pp . vii , 381 . Paper $ 12.95 .

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ISBN: UVA:X002017983

Category: Electronic journals

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Categories: Electronic journals

Prospects for the Study of American Literature II

Prospects for the Study of American Literature  II

... and Madeleine B. Stern ( Introduction , A Modern Mephistopheles and Taming a Tartar ) have written on various aspects of A Modern Mephistopheles .

Author: Richard Kopley

Publisher: Ams PressInc

ISBN: 0404615988

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 355

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What can there possibly be left to say about . . .? This common litany, resonant both in and outside of academia, reflects a growing sense that the number of subjects and authors appropriate for literary study is rapidly becoming exhausted. Take heart, admonishes Richard Kopley in this dynamic new anthology--for this is decidedly not the case. While generations of literary study have unquestionably covered much ground in analyzing canonical writers, many aspects of even the most well-known authors--both their lives and their work-- remain underexamined. Among the authors discussed are T. S. Eliot, Ralph Waldo Emerson, William Faulkner, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Walt Whitman, Ernest Hemingway, Richard Wright, Edith Wharton, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Zora Neale Hurston, Henry James, Willa Cather, Herman Melville, Edgar Allan Poe, Henry David Thoreau, and Mark Twain.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Studies in Popular Culture

Studies in Popular Culture

A " NEW BOOK BY OVE OF AMERICA'S FAVORITE AI THORS A Modern Mephistopheles and Taming a Tartar by Louisa May Alcott with an Introduction by Madeleine B.

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ISBN: IND:30000004929448

Category: Popular culture

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Categories: Popular culture