Subject Area: Literary Studies - Specific Author(s)

A CONCORDANCE TO HERMAN MELVILLE'S BARTLEBY, THE SCRIVENER: A STORY OF WALL STREET
 Wegener, Larry E.
2015 0-7734-4264-2 332 pages
A valuable research tool in the continuing concordance set edited by the esteemed Dr. Wegener consisting of the Contextual Concordance and five appendices: "Capitalized Words and Phrases," "Hyphenated Words," "Deleted Words" with numeric contexts (257-A to 257-E), "Italicized Words," and "Numbers and Special Characters" with a Variant Reading List including Discussions of Adopted Readings, List of Emendations, Report of Line-End Hyphenation, and a List of Substantive Variants.

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A CONCORDANCE TO HERMAN MELVILLE'S BARTLEBY, THE SCRIVENER: A STORY OF WALL STREET
 Wegener, Larry Edward
2015 0-7734-4264-2 332 pages


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Aristotle and Style
 Newman, Sara
2005 0-7734-6194-9 308 pages
This book examines what Aristotle has to say about style, metaphor, the figures of speech, and other less recognized stylistic elements within his corpus. Proceeding from the texts themselves, this study argues that Aristotle's discussion of style in the Rhetoric is conceptually consistent with his treatment of invention in that text. By applying Aristotle's theory to his own intellectual practices in the Nicomachean Ethics, this study also illuminates the way that Aristotle's thinks through his intellectual and rhetorical practices. As such, Aristotle offers to contemporary readers a relatively coherent understanding of what style is and how it contributes to successful and appropriate persuasion in more than the traditional decorative sense. He also demonstrates the range of his own theoretical statements. In these ways, Aristotle provides us with a fresh perspective on ancient and contemporary concerns with language.

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Biographical, Fictional and Historical Narratives in Julian Barnes' Writing: A Literary Criticism of an English Postmodern Novelist
 Li, Ni
2023 1-4955-1057-3 384 pages
This work builds on the model which tries to answer the following critical questions: >What is meant by Barnes's dictum that memory is identity and identity is memory? >Do the biographical, fictional and historical narratives fit with one another? >Does Barnes intend to let his narrative art carry its religious/moral sense? >Does the narrative art help unravel the riddle and lead him and his contemporaries to sensible moral orientations?

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Concordance to Herman Melville's Benito Cereno
 Wegener, Larry E.
2008 0-7735-5444-6 596 pages
This valuable research tool allows readers to better understand the richness of Melville’s work and explores the influence of Asian religion and mythology on his writing.

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Concordance to Herman Melville's Clarel a Poem and Pilgrimage in the Holy Land Vol. I
 Wegener, Larry E.
1997 0-7734-8438-8 520 pages
These volumes consist of the contextual concordance and five appendices: 'Capitalized Words and Phrases,' 'Hyphenated Words,' 'Deleted Words,' 'Possible Simile: as, like, so, than,' and 'Italicized Words,' with a Part-Canto-Line-Page Index, a List of Emendations, a list of Melville's annotated corrections to Clarel, the Forty-Five Satellite Poems of Clarel, and a Part-Canto reference for Character Presence (as Speaker or Spoken of). Since the Northwestern-Newberry edition reproduces the first edition published by Putnam in 1876 (the only authorative text of Clarel) and since Melville used the Putnam edition for his annotated corrections to the text, this was selected as the copy-text for this concordance.

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Concordance to Herman Melville's Clarel a Poem and Pilgrimage in the Holy Land Volume II
 Wegener, Larry E.
1997 0-7734-8444-2 482 pages
These volumes consist of the contextual concordance and five appendices: 'Capitalized Words and Phrases,' 'Hyphenated Words,' 'Deleted Words,' 'Possible Simile: as, like, so, than,' and 'Italicized Words,' with a Part-Canto-Line-Page Index, a List of Emendations, a list of Melville's annotated corrections to Clarel, the Forty-Five Satellite Poems of Clarel, and a Part-Canto reference for Character Presence (as Speaker or Spoken of). Since the Northwestern-Newberry edition reproduces the first edition published by Putnam in 1876 (the only authorative text of Clarel) and since Melville used the Putnam edition for his annotated corrections to the text, this was selected as the copy-text for this concordance.

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Concordance to Herman Melville's Clarel a Poem and Pilgrimage in the Holy Land Volume III
 Wegener, Larry E.
1997 0-7734-8446-9 538 pages
These volumes consist of the contextual concordance and five appendices: 'Capitalized Words and Phrases,' 'Hyphenated Words,' 'Deleted Words,' 'Possible Simile: as, like, so, than,' and 'Italicized Words,' with a Part-Canto-Line-Page Index, a List of Emendations, a list of Melville's annotated corrections to Clarel, the Forty-Five Satellite Poems of Clarel, and a Part-Canto reference for Character Presence (as Speaker or Spoken of). Since the Northwestern-Newberry edition reproduces the first edition published by Putnam in 1876 (the only authorative text of Clarel) and since Melville used the Putnam edition for his annotated corrections to the text, this was selected as the copy-text for this concordance.

Price: $299.95


Concordance to Herman Melville's Clarel a Poem and Pilgrimage in the Holy Land Volume IV
 Wegener, Larry E.
1997 0-7734-8448-5 444 pages
These volumes consist of the contextual concordance and five appendices: 'Capitalized Words and Phrases,' 'Hyphenated Words,' 'Deleted Words,' 'Possible Simile: as, like, so, than,' and 'Italicized Words,' with a Part-Canto-Line-Page Index, a List of Emendations, a list of Melville's annotated corrections to Clarel, the Forty-Five Satellite Poems of Clarel, and a Part-Canto reference for Character Presence (as Speaker or Spoken of). Since the Northwestern-Newberry edition reproduces the first edition published by Putnam in 1876 (the only authorative text of Clarel) and since Melville used the Putnam edition for his annotated corrections to the text, this was selected as the copy-text for this concordance.

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Dramatization of Three Melville Novels with an Introduction on Interpretation by Dramatization
 Adler, Joyce Sparer
1992 0-7734-9443-X 200 pages
Adaptation of three of Herman Melville's greatest works: Benito Cereno as a libretto for a three-act opera; Billy Budd, Sailor, and Moby Dick as plays.

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El Humor En Las Novelas De Gabriel Garcia MÁrquez
 Davis, Maria
2012 0-7734-3063-6 468 pages
While writers such as Cervantes or Moliere could have written their works with humorous intentions, critics have a tendency to offer complex interpretations of their work that negate some of the fun they have. Nevertheless, there has been a trend in the last few years that authors previously considered pessimistic and tragic have been reimagined as comic writers. Márquez falls into this category, which depicts a difficult Latin American reality with humor and irony. He does this because he cannot fathom the continents actual historical events being portrayed using a realistic approach. As they say, fiction is far more interesting than reality. Because of this he employs hyperbole, employed through his famous technique of “magical realism”, which uses humor to create a release, or catharsis in the readers.

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El Primer Periodo De Enrique Jardiel Poncela, 1927-1936 Valoración Del Humorismo De Un Iconoclasta Español
 Seaver, Paul W. Jr.
1992 0-7734-9886-9 248 pages
This is a study of the humorous techniques employed by Jardiel in the novels and plays that comprise his first humorous phase. This first period constitutes a time of experimentation with audacity and inventive verve of new humorous themes and techniques, his establishment on the Madrid stage as viable theatrical author, and the development of his characteristic style. Based on his new esthetic precepts of renovation of the comic form, he developed a personal style of writing called "jardielism," characterized by hyperbole, the wildly ridiculous and the highly implausible. Further, as a result of his exposure to Hollywood in the 1930s, his works evidence a strong cinematic quality. The four novels studied are: Amor se escribe sin hache; ¡Espérame en Siberia, vida mía!; Pero... ¿hubo alguna vez once mil vírgenes?; and La `tournée' de Dios. Also examines the humorous structures in eight plays. In Spanish throughout.

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El Sueño de la Razón y la Pesadilla de la Historia en las Trilogies De Carlos Rojas / The Dream of Reason and the Nightmare of History in Carlos Rojas’s Trilogies
 Lee, Cecilia Castro
2008 0-7734-4964-0 392 pages
Based on contemporary literary theory, this study analyzes how different narrative strategies produce diverse readings of Rojas’s fables.

This study explores the narrative art of Spanish writer Carlos Rojas (1928- ) based on the analysis of his mature fictional works, or the Trilogies written between 1978 and 1995. The motif that structures expressed in the phrase, “The Dream of Reason and the Nightmare of History,” or from Goya’s Dream of Reason to James Joyce’s Nightmare of History.
Reason is necessary to confront madness (the monsters that the dream or the abandonment of reason produces); likewise it constitutes a blindness, another type of dream, one that leads to the rationalist monster. Rojas humanizes the monster and his tormented characters are called to awake from their personal and collective nightmare.
The study dismantles Rojas’s multiple-layered texts espousing his art of fabulation. Different narrative strategies and theoretical themes lead to diverse readings: mythical, ekphrastic, historical, existentialist, metaphysical, and ideological. The novels form a palimpsest where surrealism and the baroque, the modern and the postmodern, history, art, and myth are layered.
This work is based on contemporary literary theory: Eco’s Open Work, Kristeva’s intertextuality, Hutcheon’s Poetics of Postmodernity, White’s History as Narrative, Turner’s Liminality, Kreiger’s Exphrasis and Bakhtin’s Dialogic Imagination. This book contains six color photographs and two black and white photographs.

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El Tema De La Soledad En La Narrativa De Soledad PuÉrtolas
 Intemann, Marguerite DiNonno
1994 0-7734-2293-5 240 pages
Studies the novels and short stories of post-Franco Spain writer Soledad Puértolas, examining the dominant and unifying theme of solitude and loneliness. Literal and visual correspondences are established with the "realistic" paintings of Edward Hopper and other contemporary artists. Puértolas's fiction exposes the social and moral ills of her country and of all men confronting the solitude of their lives at the end of the twentieth century. Indifference and the lack of communication are constant themes, conveyed in a style that is often lyrical. In Spanish

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Essays on Fiction - Dickens, Melville, Hawthorne, and Faulkner
 Connolly, Thomas E.
1999 0-7734-8143-5 156 pages
These essays deal with the compositional and literary scope of the authors, resulting from the author's personal interest in and teaching.

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Herman Melville's Billy Budd and the Cybernetic Imagination
 Birk, John F.
1995 0-7734-9025-6 264 pages
This study takes on the interpretation of Billy Budd from a fresh perspective, one lying outside the customary spheres of literature and politics. It examines it in light of the scientific revolution marking both the setting of the story (the late 18th century) and Melville's own age a century later. The author argues that this revolution, made manifest not only in the ever-greater hegemony of the machine but in the written expression of the times (the utopian novel, science fiction), provided a backdrop for Melville to address not so much the plight of an innocent seaman or the relevance of Christianity, as the infiltration of science into the province of art and, by extension, the writing of fiction "calculated to ... egregiously deceive." This perspective can best resolve all the seeming ambiguities of the narrative, as we read beneath the surface to discover who (or what) Melville's Handsome Sailor really is: an ingenious token of aesthetic deception meant to gull all who witness amid a "willful suspension of disbelief."

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Rhetorical Deception in the Short Fiction of Hawthorne, Poe, and Melville
 Martin, Terry J.
1998 0-7734-8240-7 120 pages
This study analyzes an innovative rhetorical strategy employed in certain of the most challenging and frequently misunderstood stories of the American Renaissance, including ‘Young Goodman Brown,’ ‘Murders in the Rue Morgue,’ and ‘Benito Cereno.’ In these stories, the reader is rhetorically beguiled into sharing the point of view of a character who is self-deluded and implicated in crime, yet whose true nature is never explicitly revealed, except through the works’ latent symbolic structure. Although the study draws on the insights of previous scholarship, it seeks to offer original readings of these stories, identifying them as a significant sub-genre of the modern short story.

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Semiotic and Psychoanalytic Interpretation of Herman Melville's Fiction
 Robinson, Zan Dale
1991 0-7734-9957-1 201 pages


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Symbolism in Herman Melville's Moby Dick From the Satanic to the Divine
 Slade, Leonard A. Jr.
1998 0-7734-8293-8 72 pages
Discusses various theories of the White Whale, presenting symbolic meaning and interpretation. Suitable for text use.

Price: $79.95


Two Intertwined Narratives in Herman Melville’s Billy Budd: A Study of the Author’s Literary Theory
 Garner, Stanton
2010 0-7734-3707-X 216 pages
This work takes a new and decisive look at Herman Melville’s final work of prose fiction, Billy Budd, Sailor (An Inside Narrative). While exploring the novel’s textual, scholarly and critical history, Garner argues that Melville created two Billy Budds and that they exist as co-extensive narratives—one superimposed on the other, both tales occupying the same textual space, using the same words. These narratives operate in a shell-kernel relationship with the outside narrative providing cover for the nestled inside narrative.

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Understanding the Manuscript Frontispiece to Corpus Christi College Cambridge Ms 61: The Political Language of a Lancastrian Portrait
 Helmbold, Anita
2010 0-7734-4691-5 468 pages
This study utilizes a two-pronged approach to examine the rationale underlying the iconography of the frontispiece to Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyde in Corpus Christi College Cambridge Manuscript 61. It considers Chaucer in light of orality/literacy theory as well as in relation to prelection and interprets the work within a political framework. This book contains one color photograph.

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Visions of the Self in the Novels of Camilo Castelo Branco (1850-1870) Reconstructed From His Letters
 Frier, David G.
1996 0-7734-8836-7 372 pages
This study, the first book on Camilo Branco to appear in English, follows in the tradition of a biographical focus on the novelist's work but reevaluates this line of interpretation through a more rigorous approach than that attempted by previous readings of this kind. Camilo's religious sentiment, his sense of maternal deprivation and his presentation of love (in particular the fictional representation of his relationship with Ana Plácido) - topics frequently discussed by previous critics - are reassessed through an examination of non-fiction sources as well as through the novels themselves. In addition, this study establishes for the first time common features in the novelist's perspectives. A new reading is proposed which places Camilo in the context of an intense solipsistic doubt, which in turn leads to a projection of alternative visions of the self which prefigures Pessoa's project of heteronymy and, in a broader literary context, to a sense of existential anguish similar to that of many 19th- and 20th-century writers in other cultures.

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