By John Foley
By John Foley
By Michael Minden
By Dieter Sevin,Christoph Zeller
The impression of Heinrich von Kleist unfolds among unique depictions and ethical extremes. Crystallized in phrases, his characters look as paradigms of human fallibility. Their passions and obsessions, their inadequacies and longings are captured in a writing sort that unearths its impact even in novels and performs of the 20th century. This quantity takes the literary reception of Kleist as certainly one of its focal issues and, moreover, considers the author's oeuvre and his lifestyles at the party of the 2 hundredth anniversary of his death.
By James E. von der Heydt
From pop culture to politics to vintage novels, quintessentially American texts take their suggestion from the belief of infinity. within the remarkable literary century inaugurated via Ralph Waldo Emerson, the lyric too appeared to stumble upon percentages as unlimited because the U.S. mind's eye. This increases the query: What occurs whilst boundlessness is greater than only a determine of speech? Exploring new horizons is something, yet truly the horizon itself is anything altogether various. during this rigorously crafted research, James von der Heydt shines a brand new mild at the lyric craft of Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Elizabeth Bishop, and James Merrill and considers how their seascape-vision redefines poetry's purpose.
Emerson famously freed U.S. literature from its earlier and opened it as much as vastness; within the following century, a succession of outstanding, rigorous poets took the philosophical demanding situations of such freedom all too heavily. dealing with the unmarked horizon, Emersonian poets capture—and are captured by—a stark, astringent model of human good looks. Their uncompromising visions of limitlessness reclaim infinity's right legacy—and provide American poetry its side. Von der Heydt's ebook recovers the secret in their world.
By Omaar Hena
By Joseph R. McCleary
This examine examines a variety of Chesterton’s novels, poetry, and literary feedback and descriptions the specified philosophy of background that emerges from those writings. Chesteron's dating with and impact upon authors together with William Cobbett, Sir Walter Scott, Belloc, Shaw, H.G. Wells, Christopher Dawson, Evelyn Waugh, and Marshall McLuhan, McCleary contends that Chesterton’s routine use of the subjects of locality, patriotism, and nationalism embodies a particular realizing of what provides historical past its coherence. The learn concludes that Chesterton’s emphasis on locality is the hallmark of his ancient philosophy in that it blends the innovations of loose will, specificity, and creatureliness which he makes use of to make feel of background.
By Jason Goetz
By Evelyn Jaffe Schreiber
By Christopher McBride