Confessions of a Young Novelist

Confessions of a Young Novelist

The author of The Name of the Rose discusses his theories on fiction, lending insight into how his own novels were created.

Author: Umberto Eco

Publisher: Harvard University Press

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Confessions of a Young Man

Confessions of a Young Man

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Author: George Moore

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The New Confessions

The New Confessions

In this extraordinary novel, William Boyd presents the autobiography of John James Todd, whose uncanny and exhilarating life as one of the most unappreciated geniuses of the twentieth century is equal parts Laurence Stern, Charles Dickens, ...

Author: William Boyd

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307787095

Category: Fiction

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In this extraordinary novel, William Boyd presents the autobiography of John James Todd, whose uncanny and exhilarating life as one of the most unappreciated geniuses of the twentieth century is equal parts Laurence Stern, Charles Dickens, Robertson Davies, and Saul Bellow, and a hundred percent William Boyd. From his birth in 1899, Todd was doomed. Emerging from his angst-filled childhood, he rushes into the throes of the twentieth century on the Western Front during the Great War, and quickly changes his role on the battlefield from cannon fodder to cameraman. When he becomes a prisoner of war, he discovers Rousseau's Confessions, and dedicates his life to bringing the memoir to the silver screen. Plagued by bad luck and blind ambition, Todd becomes a celebrated London upstart, a Weimar luminary, and finally a disgruntled director of cowboy movies and the eleventh member of the Hollywood Ten. Ambitious and entertaining, Boyd has invented a most irresistible hero.
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Confessions of a Young Man

Confessions of a Young Man

The book is notable as being one of the first English writings which named important emerging French Impressionists; for its literary criticism; and depictions of bohemian life in Paris during the 1870s and 80s.

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The Confessions of a Young Man is a memoir by Irish novelist George Moore who spent about 15 years in his teens and 20s in Paris and later London as a struggling artist. The book is notable as being one of the first English writings which named important emerging French Impressionists; for its literary criticism; and depictions of bohemian life in Paris during the 1870s and 80s.
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Confessions of a Young Man By George Moore

Confessions of a Young Man  By George Moore

As a child, Moore enjoyed the novels of Walter Scott, which his father read to him.He spent a good deal of time outdoors with his brother, Maurice George Moore, and also became friendly with the young Willie and Oscar Wilde, who spent their ...

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The Confessions of a Young Man (1886 in French; 1888 in English) is a memoir by Irish novelist George Moore who spent about 15 years in his teens and 20s in Paris and later London as a struggling artist. The book is notable as being one of the first English writings which named important emerging French Impressionists; for its literary criticism; and depictions of bohemian life in Paris during the 1870s and 1880s.In writing style The Confessions of a Young Man is presented as a novel, with a hero named Dayne, but the reader assumes in essence it is an autobiography, a true "confession".Dayne (i.e. Moore) went to Paris as a teenager, and almost becomes a full Parisian nearly forgetting the English language after 15 years. He sketches, with a frankness now jubilant, now cynical, the luscious "vie de Boheme" that Paris alone could offer the young man of health and wealth who loved art.Amid scenes splendid, squalid, or bizarre, move students, cabotins, painters, poets, pale enthusiasts starving for the sake of an idea, actresses, women of fashion, courtesans, clubmen, and spectators.Artistic endeavour and perfumed vice mingle in fraternity; everything is unusual, irregular, fantastic.Dayne emerges from the ordeal of this environment but little changed.For him the enticements of the flesh are not more powerful than those of art.One week he is beguiling the hours in some salon or alcove, the next he is incandescent with aspiration.So the years pass; and at last, having saturated himself with the French theories of literary and graphic art which are bound up with the names of Flaubert, Goncourts, Zola, Degas, and Manet, he one day learns with tragic certainty that he is not destined to be a painter, and he courageously admits that all this periodic, frenzied effort has been misdirected.[1] Then we have interludes of philosophy and literary criticism; the philosophy perhaps not of much account; the criticism often original, epigrammatic, sometimes of an astounding penetration, and always literary. Later, Dayne is driven by adverse circumstances to London and to a lodging in the Strand, where the book ends.Dayne's ideas about art and his temperament can be seen in characteristic passages like the following: "For art was not for us then as it is now-a mere emotion, right or wrong only in proportion to its intensity; we believed then in the grammar of art, perspective, anatomy, and la jambe qui forte."....George Augustus Moore (24 February 1852 - 21 January 1933) was an Irish novelist, short-story writer, poet, art critic, memoirist and dramatist. Moore came from a Roman Catholic landed family who lived at Moore Hall in Carra, County Mayo.He originally wanted to be a painter, and studied art in Paris during the 1870s. There, he befriended many of the leading French artists and writers of the day.As a naturalistic writer, he was amongst the first English-language authors to absorb the lessons of the French realists, and was particularly influenced by the works of �mile Zola. His writings influenced James Joyce, according to the literary critic and biographer Richard Ellmann,and, although Moore's work is sometimes seen as outside the mainstream of both Irish and British literature, he is as often regarded as the first great modern Irish novelist.George Moore was born in Moore Hall in 1852. As a child, Moore enjoyed the novels of Walter Scott, which his father read to him.He spent a good deal of time outdoors with his brother, Maurice George Moore, and also became friendly with the young Willie and Oscar Wilde, who spent their summer holidays at nearby Moytura. Oscar was to later quip of Moore: "He conducts his education in public".His father had again turned his attention to horse breeding and in 1861 brought his champion horse, Croagh Patrick, to England for a successful racing season, together with his wife and nine-year-old son......
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Confessions of a Young Man Illustrated

Confessions of a Young Man Illustrated

The book is notable as being one of the first English writings which named important emerging French Impressionists; for its literary criticism; and depictions of bohemian life in Paris during the 1870s and 1880s.

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Confessions of a Young Man is a memoir by Irish novelist George Moore who spent about 15 years in his teens and 20s in Paris and later London as a struggling artist. The book is notable as being one of the first English writings which named important emerging French Impressionists; for its literary criticism; and depictions of bohemian life in Paris during the 1870s and 1880s.
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Confessions of a Young Man

Confessions of a Young Man

The book is notable as being one of the first English writings which named important emerging French Impressionists; for its literary criticism; and depictions of bohemian life in Paris during the 1870s and 80s.

Author: George Moore

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The Confessions of a Young Man is a memoir by Irish novelist George Moore who spent about 15 years in his teens and 20s in Paris and later London as a struggling artist. The book is notable as being one of the first English writings which named important emerging French Impressionists; for its literary criticism; and depictions of bohemian life in Paris during the 1870s and 80s. George Augustus Moore (24 February 1852 - 21 January 1933) was an Irish novelist, short-story writer, poet, art critic, memoirist and dramatist. Moore came from a Roman Catholic landed family who lived at Moore Hall in Carra, County Mayo. He originally wanted to be a painter, and studied art in Paris during the 1870s. There, he befriended many of the leading French artists and writers of the day. As a naturalistic writer, he was amongst the first English-language authors to absorb the lessons of the French realists, and was particularly influenced by the works of Émile Zola. His writings influenced James Joyce, according to the literary critic and biographer Richard Ellmann, and, although Moore's work is sometimes seen as outside the mainstream of both Irish and British literature, he is as often regarded as the first great modern Irish novelist.
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The Works of George Moore Confessions of a young man 1933

The Works of George Moore  Confessions of a young man  1933

There are fine pages even in his worst books , but so far as my personal taste
and interest are engaged in his work , I would choose to have revised editions of
his early works , rather than the new novels he contemplates writing“ Lourdes ...

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The Late Medieval Origins of the Modern Novel

The Late Medieval Origins of the Modern Novel

Confessions of a Young Novelist. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2011. Eco, Umberto. Kant and the Platypus: Essays on Language and Cognition.

Author: Rachel A. Kent

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137522917

Category: Literary Criticism

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Dramatically refreshing the age-old debate about the novel's origins and purpose, Kent traces the origin of the modern novel to a late medieval fascination with the wounded, and often eroticized, body of Christ. A wide range of texts help to illustrate this discovery, ranging from medieval 'Pietàs' to Thomas Hardy to contemporary literary theory.
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From Shakespeare to Obama

From Shakespeare to Obama

Umberto Eco, Confessions of a Young Novelist (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2011), 1. 44. Eco, Confessions, 1. 45. Eco, Confessions, 5. 46.

Author: J. Hart

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137375827

Category: Literary Criticism

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From Shakespeare to Obama discusses language, slavery, and place from the Portuguese enslavement of African people, through slavery in Shakespeare's plays, to President Obama's 2012 speech on "modern slavery." Balancing close reading with context, this expansive book offers new insight into questions of otherness, rhetoric, and stereotyping.
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Confessions and Experience of a Novel Reader

Confessions and Experience of a Novel Reader

This is a reproduction of the original artefact. Generally these books are created from careful scans of the original. This allows us to preserve the book accurately and present it in the way the author intended.

Author: W. Stacy

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Category: History

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This is a reproduction of the original artefact. Generally these books are created from careful scans of the original. This allows us to preserve the book accurately and present it in the way the author intended. Since the original versions are generally quite old, there may occasionally be certain imperfections within these reproductions. We're happy to make these classics available again for future generations to enjoy!
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The Philosophy of Umberto Eco

The Philosophy of Umberto Eco

Eco, Confessions of a Young Novelist, 54. 73. Umberto Eco, Role of the Reader: Explorations in the Semiotics of Texts (Bloomington: Indiana University Press ...

Author: Sara G. Beardsworth

Publisher: Open Court Publishing

ISBN: 9780812699654

Category: Philosophy

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The Philosophy of Umberto Eco stands out in the Library of Living Philosophers series as the volume on the most interdisciplinary scholar hitherto and probably the most widely translated. The Italian philosopher’s name and works are well known in the humanities, both his philosophical and literary works being translated into fifteen or more languages. Eco is a founder of modern semiotics and widely known for his work in the philosophy of language and aesthetics. He is also a leading figure in the emergence of postmodern literature, and is associated with cultural and mass communication studies. His writings cover topics such as advertising, television, and children’s literature as well as philosophical questions bearing on truth, reality, cognition, language, and literature. The critical essays in this volume cover the full range of this output. This book has wide appeal not only because of its interdisciplinary nature but also because of Eco’s famous “high and low” approach, which is deeply scholarly in conception and very accessible in outcome. The short essay “Why Philosophy?” included in the volume is exemplary in this regard: it will appeal to scholars for its wit and to high school students for its intelligibility.
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Confessions of a Sugar Mummy

Confessions of a Sugar Mummy

Confessions of a Sugar Mummy provides the hilarious answer to the most pressing questions for women who have reached a certain age: am I past it?

Author: Emma Tennant

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781448210626

Category: Fiction

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What do older women want? And older than what, anyway? Love, flattery, an end to baby-sitting, a night out without falling asleep? Or the very last chance of gratifying desire, of finding a soul-mate - even if it means paying over the odds...? Confessions of a Sugar Mummy provides the hilarious answer to the most pressing questions for women who have reached a certain age: am I past it? Why is the pursuit of happiness an acceptable goal for all members of the human race except Old Bags? Money, as so often, turns out to be the solution. And when a sixty-something with frankly limited prospects, finds her flat is worth a fortune, she jumps at the chance of entering the world of property with the glamorous younger Frenchman, Alain. Until, to her horror, she realises she can't turn back until the final question is answered: can money buy me love?
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Encyclopedia of the Novel

Encyclopedia of the Novel

Moore continued the theme of Irish life in his Confessions of a Young Man (1888), an autobiographical novel regarded by many critics as an early “portrait ...

Author: Paul Schellinger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135918262

Category: Literary Criticism

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First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Literature and Medicine Volume 2

Literature and Medicine  Volume 2

Among the earliest converts was Anglo-Irish novelist George Moore, ... relates in his autobiographical novel, Confessions of a Young Man (1888): One day [.

Author: Andrew Mangham

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108356350

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Offering an authoritative account of the relationship between literature and medicine between approximately 1800 and 1900, this volume brings together leading scholars in the field to provide a valuable overview of how two dynamic fields influenced and shaped each during a period of revolutionary change. During the nineteenth century, medicine was being redefined as a subject in which experimental methodologies could transform the healing art, and was simultaneously branching off into new specialisms and subdivisions. Questions addressed in this volume include the influence of physics on poetry, the role of medical professionalism in fiction, the cultural and literary representation of sanitation, and the interdisciplinary nature of controversy and negligence. Along with its sister publication, Literature and Medicine in the Eighteenth Century, this volume offers a major critical overview of the study of literature and medicine.
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Confessions of a Young Man

Confessions of a Young Man

This is a critical edition of the autobiographical novel about an Irish young man who moves to Paris and embraces the bohemian life during the 1870s and 1880s.

Author: George Moore

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773593459

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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This is a critical edition of the autobiographical novel about an Irish young man who moves to Paris and embraces the bohemian life during the 1870s and 1880s.
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The Cambridge Companion to the Irish Novel

The Cambridge Companion to the Irish Novel

Masquerading as an autobiography of Moore's first thirty years, Confessions of a Young Man is a guidebook to becoming a bohemian author decorated with all ...

Author: John Wilson Foster

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139827881

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The Irish novel has had a distinguished history. It spans such diverse authors as James Joyce, George Moore, Maria Edgeworth, Bram Stoker, Flann O'Brien, Samuel Beckett, Lady Morgan, John Banville, and others. Yet it has until now received less critical attention than Irish poetry and drama. This volume covers three hundred years of Irish achievement in fiction, with essays on key genres, themes, and authors. It provides critiques of individual works, accounts of important novelists, and histories of sub-genres and allied narrative forms, establishing significant social and political contexts for dozens of novels. The varied perspectives and emphases by more than a dozen critics and literary historians ensure that the Irish novel receives due tribute for its colour, variety and linguistic verve. Each chapter features recommended further reading. This is the perfect overview for students of the Irish novel from the romances of the seventeenth century to the present day.
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Crafting Characters

Crafting Characters

Heroes and Heroines in the Ancient Greek Novel Koen De Temmerman. Dowden, K. 2009. ... Confessions of a Young Novelist. Cambridge, MA and London: Harvard ...

Author: Koen De Temmerman

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191509674

Category: History

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The oldest European novels were written in ancient Greek during the first few centuries of the Common Era. Despite the gold rush towards these novels in the last two decades and the resurgence of interest in representations of character in literary studies, and Classical studies in particular, no volume has yet been devoted to exploring character and characterization in the ancient Greek novels. This study analyses the characterization of the protagonists in the five extant, so-called 'ideal' Greek novels (those of Chariton, Xenophon of Ephesus, Achilles Tatius, Longus, and Heliodorus). De Temmerman offers close readings of techniques of characterization used in each novel and combines modern—mainly, but not exclusively, structuralist—narratology and ancient rhetoric. He argues that three conceptual couples central to ancient theory of character, typification/individuation, idealistic/realistic characterization, and static/dynamic character, construct character in these narratives more ambiguously, more elusively, and in more complex ways than has so far been realized. Throughout the different chapters, it also becomes clear how intimately presentations of character are intertwined with self-portrayal and performance of the self.
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Confessions and Experience of a Novel Reader

Confessions and Experience of a Novel Reader

... and in that experience , the novelist , or novel reader , may recognize his or her
own picture . I write particularly , almost entirely , for the benefit of the young man
and the young lady , and I dare not withhold a full confession . ' I raise my voice ...

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