Writer and Critic

In the fall of 1960, during a three-month visit to Hungary, Arthur Kahn unsuccessfully asked his hosts to arrange a meeting with Gyorgy Lukacs, a persona non grata to the Communist regime.

Writer and Critic

In the fall of 1960, during a three-month visit to Hungary, Arthur Kahn unsuccessfully asked his hosts to arrange a meeting with Gyorgy Lukacs, a persona non grata to the Communist regime. Kahn arranged to meet Lukacs on his own and proposed translating some Lukacs essays never before appearing in English. During the three years Kahn worked on the translations, he and Lukacs engaged in a voluminous correspondence, investigating Marxism as it applied to contemporary events like the Vietnam war. Extracts from this correspondence will be included in a forthcoming volume of Kahns' autobiography, The Education of a 20th Century Political Animal.

The Writer as Critic

Many of the essays have been translated from Indian languages. Manifestos, prefaces, autobiographical extracts, and fictional representations of history form a part of this collection in order to capture the intensity of experience.

The Writer as Critic

The Writer as Critic travels over the space of a century and a half in India, tracing the development of indigenous theoretical concerns and the intellectual engagement of writers with the major issues of their times. These writers address issues of language, social reform, narrotology, reality, and realistic presentation, as they seek to define their positions. Both time and space come in for philosophical reflection, as does the concept of the self. Many of the essays have been translated from Indian languages. Manifestos, prefaces, autobiographical extracts, and fictional representations of history form a part of this collection in order to capture the intensity of experience. The felt anguish of dislocation, as well as the political and philosophical aspects of belonging, connect with theories of exile, the refugee, and the immigrant, producing a counter discourse as cultural theories of time and space are explored. Ranging from Derozio to Garg, these essays enable the tracing of Indian literary and theoretical history and the relocation and interpretation of literary movements.

Book Self

In this latest collection of critical writing Book Self, a sequel to his successful books Kin of Place, Answering to the Language and The Writer at Work, Stead takes the reader on a personal journey, from his earliest discovery of poetry as ...

Book Self

For more than 40 years, C. K. Stead has been New Zealand's leading literary and cultural critic. Whether writing about Christianity or a trip to Croatia, he always brings a clear personal point of view, a strong analytical bent, and a witty pen to his work. In this latest collection of critical writing Book Self, a sequel to his successful books Kin of Place, Answering to the Language and The Writer at Work, Stead takes the reader on a personal journey, from his earliest discovery of poetry as a young man to his experiences on the literary trail over the last few years. And he takes us on a trip through literary history, from Katherine Mansfield and T. S. Eliot to Michael King and Elizabeth Knox. For the first time, Stead includes in this book a series of journal extracts that allow readers closer to the mind of the writer. 'Here the ego is exposed-not quite naked, but now and then with its shirt off,' he writes. In Book Self we see a great New Zealand critic at work - a writer with strong personal views about other writers and a deep commitment to the role of role of criticism in literary life.

Carol Shields and the Writer Critic

Elliptical, open-ended, and concerned with women writing about women, these novels reveal Shields' critique of dominant masculine discourses and her deep engagement with the long tradition of women's life writing.

Carol Shields and the Writer Critic

Throughout her literary and critical career, Canadian writer Carol Shields (1935-2003) resisted simple categorization. Her novels are elegant puzzles that confront the reader with the ambiguity of meaning and narrative, yet their position within Shields' critical feminist project has, until now, been obscured. In Carol Shields and the Writer-Critic, Brenda Beckman-Long illuminates that project through the study of Shields' extensive oeuvre, including her fiction and criticism. Beckman-Long brings depth to her analysis through close readings of six novels, including the award-winning The Stone Diaries. Elliptical, open-ended, and concerned with women writing about women, these novels reveal Shields' critique of dominant masculine discourses and her deep engagement with the long tradition of women's life writing. Beckman-Long's original archival research attests to Shields' preoccupation with the changing efforts of waves of feminist activism and writing. A much needed reappraisal of Shields's innovative work, Carol Shields and the Writer-Critic contributes to the scholarship on life writing and autobiography, literary criticism, and feminist and critical theory.

Criticism and Ideology

Criticism and Ideology


Creative Writing Studies

Let me say at the outset that what follows is drawn from my own reflective
consideration of my personal practices as a writer, critic and teacher. I see these
roles as deeply interconnected within a system that integrates the practices and
theories ...

Creative Writing Studies

Here creative writers who are also university teachers monitor their contribution to this popular discipline in essays that indicate how far it has come in the USA, the UK and Australia.

Writers Editors Critics WEC

Dr Mukhopdhyaya has been awarded Ashutosh Mukherjee gold medal for writing
a treatise on modern Bengali drama. ... Dr. Jaydeep Sarangi, renowned bilingual
poet, short story writer, critic, editor, reviewer, and interviewer has so far ...

Writers Editors Critics  WEC

ÿWriters Editors Critics (WEC) An International Biannual Refereed Journal of English Languageÿand Literature Volume 7 Number 1 (March 2017) ISSN: 2231 ? 198X RESEARCH PAPERS The Confessional Voice and Rebellious Cry of Kamala Das as Visualized in her Poetical Works: A Brief Analysis - S. Chelliah The Philosopher-Scientist A. P. J. Abdul Kalam and his World View: A Study - J. Pamela Artificial Intelligence and the Instrumental Marvellous in Isaac Asimov?s Foundation Novels - Lekshmi R. Nair Return to Wholeness: The Landscape of Willa Cather?s O Pioneers! - Vikas Bhardwaj Nation and Identity Defined through Bodies: A Study of Bapsi Sidhwa?s Ice Candy Man - Sonia Soni Ramesh K. Srivastava?s ?Under the Lamp?: A Study - Shipra G. Vashishtha Reinventing Roots in Esther David?s Book of Rachel - Giftsy Dorcas E. A Critical Reading of Authentic Existence in Claude Mckay?s Banana Bottom - S. Khethzi Kerena ?Write My Son, Write?: An Aesthetic and Spiritual Reflection of World by K V Dominic - Laxmi R. Chaughaan Nandini?s Sita: A Deep Dive to Every Woman?s Journey - Arti Chandel Lives on Pyre: A Socio-realistic Portrayal in D.C. Chambial?s The Cargoes of the Bleeding Hearts - Parthajit Ghosh& Dr. Madhu Kamra An Evolution of His Demography: A Socio-cultural Flow in the Fictional World of Manoj Das - Suresh Bera & Somali Gupta Maya Angelou?s Shaker, Why Don?t You Sing?: a Paroxysm of Confession - Ishita Pramanik & Dr. Shukla Banerjee REVIEW ARTICLES Eco-critical Perspectives in K. V. Dominic & Pamela Jeyaraju?s (eds.) Environmental Literature: Research Papers and Poems - S. Barathi T. V. Reddy?s Melting Melodies: An Analysis - P. Bayapa Reddy Critical Evaluation of T. V. Reddy?s Melting Melodies - Dwarakanath H. Kabadi BOOK REVIEWS T. V. Reddy?s Golden Veil: A Collection of Poems - Patricia Prime Ramesh K. Srivastava?s My Father?s Bad Boy?An Autobiography - Smita Das O. P. Arora?s Whispers in the Wilderness: A Collection of Poems - Patricia Prime Vijay Kumar Roy?s Realm of Beauty and Truth: A Collection of Poems - Sugandha Agarwal GENERAL ESSAYSÿ Regional Integration in South Asia: A Nepalese Perspective - Shreedhar Gautam Role of Information Library Network (INFLIBNET) in Checking Plagiarism in Indian Universities - P. K. Suresh Kumar Sojourn in Forests - Ramesh Chandra Mukhopadhyaya The Commonplace Economic Thoughts of a Seventy Five Years Old Lady - Mousumi Ghosh INTERVIEW Conversation with Subodh Sarkar - Jaydeep Sarangi SHORT STORIES Perils of Simplicity - Ramesh K. Srivastava The Melody Queen - Jayanti M. Dalal (Trans. Dr. Rajshree Parthivv Trivedi) A Strange Reunion ?- Chandramoni Narayanaswamy Is Human Life Precious than Animal?s? - K. V. Dominic Psychological Effect - Manas Bakshi POEMS Regain the Vision - T. V. Reddy Down the Memory Lane - T. V. Reddy Memories - T. V. Reddy Patiently I Saw - D. C. Chambia

Marxism and Literary Criticism

This title is an introduction to the application of Marx's theories to the study of literature. It provides a survey of major 20th century literary theorists, including Marcuse and Jameson.

Marxism and Literary Criticism

Is Marx relevant any more? Why should we care what he wrote? What difference could it make to our reading of literature? Terry Eagleton, one of the foremost critics of our generation, has some answers in this wonderfully clear and readable analysis. Sharp and concise, it is, without doubt, the most important work on literary criticism that has emerged out of the tradition of Marxist philosophy and social theory since the nineteenth century. For this Routledge Classics edition the author has written a startling and challenging new preface, which explains the continuing relevance of this pioneering work for the twenty-first century. For anyone interested in literature this book is essential reading.

A Book of South North American Writers

Gastón Baquero (1916–1997), writer, poet and writer Miguel Barnet, writer,
anthropologist and testimonialist Antonio Benítez-Rojo (born 1931), writer., writer
and critic Pedro Luis Boitel (1931–1972), writer., writer, poet and dissident
Mariano ...

A Book of South   North American Writers


Writers and Politics

Arguably Conor Cruise O'Brien's most influential and admired book was this brilliant collection of essays - on history, literature and public affairs - first published in 1965.

Writers and Politics

Arguably Conor Cruise O'Brien's most influential and admired book was this brilliant collection of essays - on history, literature and public affairs - first published in 1965. 'I can still remember the excitement with which I discovered a copy of Writers and Politics, in a provincial library in Devonshire thirty years ago. Nobody who tries to write about either of those subjects, or about "the bloody crossroads" where they have so often met, can disown a debt to the Cruiser.' Christopher Hitchens, London Review of Books 'When a liberal can write such pieces as "Mercy and Mercenaries", "Journal de Combat", "Varieties of Anti-Communism", "A New Yorker Critic", and "Generation of Saints", an important voice has returned to our culture.' Raymond Williams,Guardian

A Book of European Writers

Belarusian Writers Aleś Adamovič (1927-1994), writer & critic. Svetlana
Alexievich (born 1938), investigative journalist & prose writer. Francišak
Alachnovič (1883-1944), writer, journalist & Gulag survivor. Guillaume Apollinaire
(1880-1914), ...

A Book of European Writers


After the Death of Literature

JOHNSON : THE WRITER AS CRITIC One of my overarching premises in the
essays that follow is that the split between writing and criticism , which is now
characteristic of literary practice , has been detrimental to criticism . Leaving that ...

After the Death of Literature

Schwartz speculates that Johnson - who revered hard facts, a wide cultural base, and common sense - would have exhibited scant patience with the heavily academic approaches currently favored in the study of literature. He considers it probable that the combatants in the early struggles of the culture wars are losing energy and that, in the wake of Alvin Kernan's declaration of the death of literature, new battlegrounds are developing. Ironically admiring the orchestration and staging of battles old and new -"superb" he calls them - he characterizes the entire culture war as a "battle between straw men, carefully constructed by the combatants to sustain a pattern of polarization that could be exploited to provide continuing professional advancement.".

The student writer

This modes-based rhetoric/reader/handbook teaches students how to become astute critics and editors of their own writing, offering new material on argumentation, applying the patterns of organization, writing about literature, visual ...

The student writer

This modes-based rhetoric/reader/handbook teaches students how to become astute critics and editors of their own writing, offering new material on argumentation, applying the patterns of organization, writing about literature, visual argument, and ethics in writing.

Brigid Brophy

Celebrates Brigid Brophy's life's work, its diversity, originality and achievement The first critical book on Brigid Brophy covering all her interests from literature, music and art to animal rights and political activism Includes ...

Brigid Brophy

Celebrates Brigid Brophy's life's work, its diversity, originality and achievement The first critical book on Brigid Brophy covering all her interests from literature, music and art to animal rights and political activism Includes previously unpublished written and illustrated material by Brophy Contributions from leading literary scholars, biographers, creative writers and activists Includes a Foreword by acclaimed novelist and Brophy enthusiast Ali Smith This book explores all aspects of Brophy's literary career, alongside contributions on animal rights, vegetarianism, anti-vivisectionism, humanism, feminism and sexual politics, not only celebrating Brophy's eclectic achievements but fully reflecting them. Contributors include literary critics, animal rights activists, Brophy's daughter, Kate Levey, and Brophy herself.

Edgar Allan Poe As Literary Critic

Edgar Allan Poe as Literary Critic focuses on his interest in establishing an aesthetic for magazine literature, and Parks has examined Poe's criticism at length.

Edgar Allan Poe As Literary Critic

Edgar Allan Poe was one of the first major critics to develop and refine his critical theories through magazine articles and book reviews. Edgar Allan Poe as Literary Critic focuses on his interest in establishing an aesthetic for magazine literature, and Parks has examined Poe's criticism at length. Poe's efforts in the field of literary criticism have often been condemned as a rationalization of his own personal limitations as a writer, but this study contends that his critical theories far surpass such a narrow interpretation. Rather, Poe was “essentially a magazinist,” and therefore emphasized brevity, unity, and totality of effect and placed the highest value on literary types best suited to periodical literature.

Writing A Manual for the Digital Age Brief Spiral bound Version

Marxist criticism explores literature as a response to the negative effects of class
division, which leads to alienation and oppression. Social and political
circumstances (ideology) shape how people (and writers) think about and
respond to the ...

Writing  A Manual for the Digital Age  Brief  Spiral bound Version

WRITING: A MANUAL FOR THE DIGITAL AGE, BRIEF 2nd Edition, is the rhetorical handbook for composing in the 21st century. Blakesley and Hoogeveen place students' writing front and center with an innovative page format that keeps students' attention focused on their own writing and on activities, checklists, projects, and visual aids that help them write. The page design and innovative visuals make information about writing, reading, research, documentation, technology, and grammar easy for students to access and understand. To accomplish their writing tasks, students are taught to ground their rhetorical decisions in the specific context in which they are writing. Because writing and reading occur both in print and online, WRITING: A MANUAL FOR THE DIGITAL AGE, BRIEF 2nd Edition, prepares students to work with images, audio, video, and print. Technology Toolbox features throughout, as well as two dedicated parts of the book (Parts 6 and 7), teach students how to compose with technology intelligently. A new chapter on Writing in Online Courses, the first of its kind in a handbook, will guide students in addressing this new but increasingly common context for writing. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Solzhenitsyn s Traditional Imagination

Thus I posit three manifestations of the ideal order of tradition, of which the first
two belong to the writer's order and the last to the critic's order. 1. The writer,
especially in early works, may use the images, characters, situations, and so forth
, ...

Solzhenitsyn s Traditional Imagination

Most critics overlook the literary significance of Alexander Solzhenitsyn's work, focusing instead on biographical, political, and moral interpretations. This examination of Solzhenitsyn's major novels--One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovitch, The First Circle, Cancer Ward, and August 1914--emphasizes that his writings must be understood within the tradition of Russian literature and the context of Western culture. James M. Curtis provides a detailed analysis of Tolstoy's crucial influence on Solzhenitsyn, and he discusses at length Solzhenitsyn's relationship to Dostoyevsky, Leskov, Chekhov, and Zamyatin. Curtis also demonstrates that a study of Ernest Hemingway (whose books have been enormously popular in Russia) and Virginia Woolf can contribute to our understanding of the Russian novelist. Solzhenitsyn's Traditional Imagination includes a chapter on Dos Passos and Eisenstein whose work constituted Solzhenitsyn's first major artistic interest outside Russian literature. The chapter presents the first comprehensive examination of the importance of film for Solzhenitsyn and shows how he learned the use of film technique in literature from Dos Passos and how he adapted it from Eisenstein's films. This was the first full-length study to use Solzhenitsyn's revised editions of One Day . . ., The First Circle, and Cancer Ward (all published in 1978). Professor Curtis's careful use of the best available texts, together with his wide knowledge of contemporary literary criticism and his insistence upon Solzhenitsyn's purely literary importance, make this a valuable book for all students of Solzhenitsyn's fiction.

How to Write About Music

Excerpts from the 33 1/3 Series, Magazines, Books and Blogs with Advice from
Industry-leading Writers. records and ... Carl Wilson, Torontobased writer and
Slate.com music critic I read a lot of poetry, fiction, other kinds of cultural criticism,
 ...

How to Write About Music

If writing about music is like dancing about architecture, you'd do best to hone your chops and avoid clichés (like the one that begins this sentence) by learning from the prime movers. How to Write About Music offers a selection of the best writers on what is perhaps our most universally beloved art form. Selections from the critically-acclaimed 33 1/3 series appear alongside new interviews and insights from authors like Lester Bangs, Chuck Klosterman, Owen Pallet, Ann Powers and Alex Ross. How to Write About Music includes primary sources of inspiration from a variety of go-to genres such as the album review, the personal essay, the blog post and the interview along with tips, writing prompts and advice from the writers themselves. Music critics of the past and the present offer inspiration through their work on artists like Black Sabbath, Daft Punk, J Dilla, Joy Division, Kanye West, Neutral Milk Hotel, Radiohead, Pussy Riot and countless others. How to Write About Music is an invaluable text for all those who have ever dreamed of getting their music writing published and a pleasure for everyone who loves to read about music.

Key Writers on Art From Antiquity to the Nineteenth Century

ENGLISH WRITER AND CRITIC Walter Pater was a periodical writer and critic,
an author of fiction, and university lecturer in Classics. He is best known for his
contribution to the theorizing of what he called 'aesthetic criticism', a book on the
 ...

Key Writers on Art  From Antiquity to the Nineteenth Century

Key Writers on Art: From Antiquity to the Nineteenth Century offers a unique and authoritative guide to theories of art from Ancient Greece to the end of the Victorian era, written by an international panel of expert contributors. Arranged chronologically to provide an historical framework, the 43 entries analyze the ideas of key philosophers, historians, art historians, art critics, artists and social scientists, including Plato, Aquinas, Alberti, Michelangelo, de Piles, Burke, Schiller, Winckelmann, Kant, Hegel, Burckhardt, Marx, Tolstoy, Taine, Baudelaire, Nietzsche, Ruskin, Pater, Wölfflin and Riegl. Each entry includes: * a critical essay * a short biography * a bibliography listing both primary and secondary texts Unique in its range and accessibly written, this book, together with its companion volume Key Writers on Art: The Twentieth Century, provides an invaluable guide for students as well as general readers with an interest in art history, aesthetics and visual culture.

The Replacements

Jack Rabid : Veteran rock critic , editor , and publisher of The Big Take - Over (
www . bigtakeover . com ) . George Regis : Stillwater , Minnesota , native and
New York - based entertainment lawyer . Brianna Riplinger : Minneapolis writer
and ...

The Replacements

At the dawn of "Morning in America"--a period that would nurse the rise of suit-and-tie culture--there emerged a national network of anti-corporate record shops, college radio stations, fanzines, nightclubs, and entrepreneurial record labels. In the watershed year 1981, this "indie" scene fostered several seminal releases. Among recordings by bands such as Sonic Youth, Black Flag, Husker Du, The Minutemen, and R.E.M. was an album called "Sorry Ma . . . Forgot to Take Out the Trash", recorded by a scruffy, flannel-clad quartet from Minneapolis called The Replacements. Now, for the first time, all of the hearsay, half-truths, legends, and allegations associated with this maelstrom of a rock & roll band are unraveled in this oral history by longtime Twin Cities music journalist Jim Walsh. Through interviews with family, friends, and fans; former manager Peter Jesperson; Twin/Tone record label cofounder Paul Stark; and musicians around the nation influenced by the band, Walsh lays bare with painful clarity a tale that unfolds like a tragic comedy in three perfect acts. Celebrated by national publications, "the Mats" often seemed more hell-bent on sabotaging their status as critical darlings than parlaying it. With their markedly apolitical stance amid their decidedly political peers, their uncool embrace of "classic rock" influences like KISS and The Faces, and their Dionysian appetites (and the resulting tendency to literally fall on their own faces), The Replacements lasted 12 years despite themselves. From the bands founding to their rise through the local and national club circuits, their major label deal in 1985, and the slow and painful implosion that followed, The Replacements: All Over But the Shouting lays down the gripping oral history behind the little band that could--but didn't.