The Fictional Art of Arun Joshi

The English Teacher completes the trilogy begun by Swami and Friends and The Bachelor of Arts and the novel depicts Krishna's married life with Sushila , her years of illness to her death and Krishna's ... THE FICTIONAL ART OF ARUN JOSHI.

Author: Vachaspati Dwivedi

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

ISBN: 8126903821


Page: 166

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The Fictional Art Of Arun Joshi: An Existential Perspective Examines The Achievements Of Arun Joshi As A Novelist From A New Perspective. Divided In Six Chapters Followed By Overall Evaluation, It Analyses The Entire Corpus Of Arun Joshi S Novels And Demonstrates That There Is A Pattern In His Works. The Innate Urge To Determine Life S Meaning In Positive Terms Leads Joshi S Protagonists To Wage An Incessant War Against Challenging Situations. The Author S Capacity Of Critical Judgment Is Reflected In The Analysis Of Novels. He Derives Conclusions In A Convincing Manner And The Organisation Of Critical Material Is Remarkable. The Five Substantive Chapters Devoted To Arun Joshi S Five Novels Have Been Indigenously Designed In Such A Way That The Arguments Are Corroborated By Textual Citations. The Endeavour Is Commendable For The Reason That It Strives To Undo The Injustice Done To One Of The Most Distinguished Indian English Novelists. Joshi Stands In The Line Of Raja Rao And R.K. Narayan For His Perspicuity And Perception That Are Discerningly Indian. It Also Presents The Socio-Economic And Cultural Background Leading To The Literary Milieu Of The Period To Which Joshi Belongs And There Is No Doubt That It Will Make A Valuable Book In Terms Of Its Contribution To The Field Of Scholarship Pertaining To Arun Joshi.

The Fictional Arts

This book is a comprehensive introduction to the analysis of fictional worlds in a set of fifteen arts, including theatre, opera, figurative ballet, mime, audio drama, figurative drawing/painting, figurative sculpture, strip cartoon, ...

Author: Eli Rozik

Publisher: Apollo Books

ISBN: 1845194268

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 299

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This book is a comprehensive introduction to the analysis of fictional worlds in a set of fifteen arts, including theatre, opera, figurative ballet, mime, audio drama, figurative drawing/painting, figurative sculpture, strip cartoon, animation, puppet theatre, still photography, photo-novel, silent movie, cinema and TV drama. Due to their extreme differences, the combination of different arts in the description of a single fictional world, and the translation from one medium to another, are considered problematic. While such differences do not concern fictional creativity, which applies the same poetic and rhetoric rules whatever the medium, it is widely accepted that the problem lies in the extreme differences between the mediums of description. In contrast, this study explores their common grounds. These arts are iconic in nature, and if 'iconicity' is re-defined in terms of imprinting images on matter and mediation of language, and as reflecting the common roots of these mediums in a preverbal mode of imagistic thinking, therein is an explanation of their possible combination and translation from one medium to another without impairing the receivers' reading, interpreting and experiencing capacities. Eli Rozik analyses numerous fictional worlds in all these arts, produced during the last 2,500 years of artistic creativity, especially in theatre, art and cinema. This book presupposes that principles underlying the generation of descriptions of fictional worlds by the theatre medium, as proposed in two earlier works (Generating Theatre Meaning and Fictional Thinking), also apply to all the iconic/fictional arts. The text-book format of the volume has been purposefully designed to address the needs of undergraduate and postgraduate students, suiting the structure of university courses and providing all necessary information to access the images/artistic works discussed in the volume via the web and Google. This inter-art journey from theatre theory to the arts is compelling reading for all those involved and engaged in artistic creativity.

The Art of Fiction

By way of illustration from the visual arts, Stevenson compares the effect of early- and middleperiod Turner, ... In formalist fiction we are conscious mainly of the writer's art, or of both the tumbleweed and the art that makes it ...

Author: John Gardner

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307756718

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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This classic guide, from the renowned novelist and professor, has helped transform generations of aspiring writers into masterful writers—and will continue to do so for many years to come. John Gardner was almost as famous as a teacher of creative writing as he was for his own works. In this practical, instructive handbook, based on the courses and seminars that he gave, he explains, simply and cogently, the principles and techniques of good writing. Gardner’s lessons, exemplified with detailed excerpts from classic works of literature, sweep across a complete range of topics—from the nature of aesthetics to the shape of a refined sentence. Written with passion, precision, and a deep respect for the art of writing, Gardner’s book serves by turns as a critic, mentor, and friend. Anyone who has ever thought of taking the step from reader to writer should begin here.

Styles in Fictional Structure

By “intrinsic processes” I mean the strictly aesthetic systems which give coherence to the development of a particular kind of work of art. No one doubts that the arts, especially fiction, reflect the course of social and cultural ...

Author: Karl Kroeber

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400872572

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

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With the aid of new analytic techniques, including the computer, Karl Kroeber examines the fictional styles of three consecutive English novelists, presenting an objective and systematic comparison of the stylistic coherence of their work. Originally published in 1971. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Imagination Philosophy and the Arts

In the case of literary works these would include “principles of generation” that determine what is fictional given the sentences of the text. However, this strategy is unlikely to succeed unless art—using practices are fairly stable ...

Author: Matthew Kieran

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415305167

Category: Philosophy

Page: 320

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Imagination, Philosophy and the Arts is the first comprehensive collection of papers by philosophers examining the nature of imagination and its role in understanding and making art. Imagination is a central concept in aesthetics with close ties to issues in the philosophy of mind and the philosophy of language, yet it has not received the kind of sustained, critical attention it deserves. This collection of seventeen brand new essays critically examines just how and in what form the notion of imagination illuminates fundamental problems in the philosophy of art.

Art and Knowledge

This section will focus on literary works of fiction. The approach adopted applies, however, to works of fiction in the visual arts and elsewhere. The problem about representation in works of fiction is a very real one. On the one hand, ...

Author: James O. Young

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134519309

Category: Philosophy

Page: 192

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Almost all of us would agree that the experience of art is deeply rewarding. Why this is the case remains a puzzle; nor does it explain why many of us find works of art much more important than other sources of pleasure. Art and Knowledge argues that the experience of art is so rewarding because it can be an important source of knowledge about ourselves and our relation to each other and to the world. The view that art is a source of knowledge can be traced as far back as Aristotle and Horace. Artists as various as Tasso, Sidney, Henry James and Mendelssohn have believed that art contributes to knowledge. As attractive as this view may be, it has never been satisfactorily defended, either by artists or philosophers. Art and Knowledge reflects on the essence of art and argues that it ought to provide insight as well as pleasure. It argues that all the arts, including music, are importantly representational. This kind of representation is fundamentally different from that found in the sciences, but it can provide insights as important and profound as available from the sciences. Once we recognise that works of art can contribute to knowledge we can avoid thorough relativism about aesthetic value and we can be in a position to evaluate the avant-garde art of the past 100 years. Art and Knowledge is an exceptionally clear and interesting, as well as controversial, exploration of what art is and why it is valuable. It will be of interest to all philosophers of art, artists and art critics.

Fiction and Art

Other philosophers discuss the distinction between truths within a fiction and those about the real world (Walton, 1990). Or they are interested in the capacity of fictions to deliver special types of truth about the real world ...

Author: Ananta Ch. Sukla

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472575067

Category: Philosophy

Page: 416

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The nature of fiction has long been debated across the humanities, and is of considerable importance for philosophical aesthetics, literary theory, narratology and the history of ideas. This volume offers something entirely new: a selection of multidisciplinary perspectives on fiction written by an international team of contributors at the forefront of their fields, providing a spectrum of approaches to compare and contrast. This volume, divided between historical, cognitive, aesthetic and non-western approaches, targets a wide range of topics, including mathematics, history, religion and metaphysics. This is a seminal volume on one of the most important topics in the humanities.

Fielding s Art of Fiction

Hogarth , Fielding says in his Preface , is his counterpart or model in the visual arts , achieving strong character portrayal ... Fielding's device of fictional contrast symbolizes his attitude , in 1742 , toward art and reality .

Author: Maurice Johnson

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9781512817195

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 184

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Fictional Space in the Modernist and Post modernist American Novel

Pretext : The Relation of Fiction and Reality The two semiotic functions , autonomous and informational , coexisting in the representational arts , constitute together one of the essential dialectical antinomies of the evolution of ...

Author: Carl Darryl Malmgren

Publisher: Bucknell University Press

ISBN: 0838750672

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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Fictional space is the imaginal expanse of field created by fictional discourse; a space which, through ultimately self-referential and self-validating, necessarily exists in ascertainable relation to the real world outside the text. After defining his theoretical framework the author applies it to American fiction of the twentieth century.

Fictional Objects

'The Creationist Fiction: The Case against Creationism about Fictional Characters.' Philosophical Review 119:337–64. Cameron, Ross (2013). 'How to be a Nominalist and a Fictional Realist.' In Art and Abstract Objects, edited by Christy ...

Author: Stuart Brock

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198735595

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Discusses a range of philosophical questions about fictional characters and fictional objects, with implications for metaphysics, the philosophy of mind, and the philosophy of language.

Performative Approaches in Arts Education

whenever a narrative is offered or taken as fiction, regardless of issues, of form, style or reference” (Walsh, 2007, p. 44). Walsh argues that the distinction between fiction and non-fiction rests upon the rhetorical use to which a ...

Author: Anna-Lena Østern

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429814228

Category: Education

Page: 202

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In Performative Approaches in Arts Education, researchers, artists and practitioners from philosophy and the arts elaborate on what performative approaches can contribute to 21st century arts education. Introducing new perspectives on learning, the contributors provide a central international perspective, developing a paradigm in which the artist, teacher and researcher’s form of teaching is enmeshed with content, and human agency is entangled with non-human matter. The book explores issues connected to both teaching and learning in the arts, engaging in debates about the value of meaning making in the artistic process, the way social ethos can guide performative approaches and the changes in education that performative approaches can bring. Performative Approaches in Arts Education will be of great interest to academics, researchers and post-graduate students in the fields of arts education, philosophy of education and education research methods. It will also appeal to teachers and teacher educators, artists and teaching artists.

Thea Astley s Fictional Worlds

Re-reading Place: An Ecocritical Exploration in Contemporary Australian Fiction. Monash University, Master of Arts, 2000. Frugneit, Jane. The Violence in Thea Astley. James Cook University. Honours, 2003. Genoni, Paul.

Author: Susan Sheridan

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443804721

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 222

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This second edition includes an updated bibliography.Astley's signature is a highly allusive, layered and self-conscious prose style, non-linear and open-ended (Gillian Whitlock, JASAL: Journal of Association for the Study of Australian Literature, 6, 2007, p. 154.)The essays offer insights into issues of language, art, gender and religion ... as well as Astley's evolving body of writing and the historical and literary context of her work (Lyn Jacobs, Australian Literary Studies v.23, n.3, 2008, p.358).

Fictional Discourse

Against the Ubiquity of Fictional Narrators. Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 63:47–54. Kaplan, D. 1977 (1989). Demonstratives. In J. Almog, J. Perry, and H. Wettstein (eds.), Themes from Kaplan. Oxford University Press: 481–563.

Author: Stefano Predelli

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198854128

Category: Philosophy

Page: 192

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Fictional Discourse: A Radical Fictionalist Semantics combines the insight of linguistic and philosophical semantics with the study of fictional language. Its central idea is familiar to anyone exposed to the ways of narrative fiction, namely the notion of a fictional teller. Starting with premises having to do with fictional names such as 'Holmes' or 'Emma', Stefano Predelli develops Radical Fictionalism, a theory that is subsequently applied to central themes in the analysis of fiction. Among other things, he discusses the distinction between storyworlds and narrative peripheries, the relationships between homodiegetic and heterodiegetic narrative, narrative time, unreliability, and closure. The final chapters extend Radical Fictionalism to critical discourse, as Predelli introduces the ideas of critical and biased retelling, and pauses on the relationships between Radical Fictionalism and talk about literary characters.

Fictional Feminism

Only imaginative fiction is considered art in the novel; autobiographical writing is condemned to the realm of commercial schlock. This distinction between art and autobiography actually serves to silence Jenny and the other women in ...

Author: Kim A. Loudermilk

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135884406

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 236

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This book focuses on the ways in which second-wave feminism has been represented in American popular culture, and on the effects that these representations have had on feminism as a political movement. Kim Loudermilk provides close readings of four best-selling novels and their film adaptations. According to Loudermilk, each of these novels contains explicitly feminist characters and themes, yet each presents a curiously ambivalent picture of feminism; these texts at once take feminism seriously and subtly undercut its most central tenets. This book argues that these texts create a kind of "fictional feminism" that recuperates feminism's radical potential, thereby lessening the threat it presents to the status quo.

Fictional Names

Moreover, one or the other of these elements may have a different relevance in relation to the different art forms. Appreciation of a narrative in terms of a fictional account or a true story is strongly related to the author's ...

Author: Angelo Napolano

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443869058

Category: Philosophy

Page: 130

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If it is true that when we use a name, it must be the name of something, what is it that we name when we use terms such as Sherlock Holmes, Odysseus, and many of the same type? What is it we are addressing and how do the referential relations work assuming that we are thinking or talking about something when we use these terms? Otherwise, if we are speaking about nothing when we use a fictional name, how do we understand the linguistic process which gives us the impression of speaking about something? This book develops a critical study of some theories which deny any ontological existence to fictional characters. It provides an analysis of the contribution of these terms to the meaning of the sentences in which they are used and the structure of thoughts adopted in assertions about fictional characters.

The Aesthetics of Violence

High art, low art and middlebrow art; elite art and popular art; fictional art and non-fictional art; visual art, acoustic art, verbal art, kinetic and kinaesthetic art, cinematic art; the arts of mass media; the art of video games; ...

Author: Robert Appelbaum

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781786605047

Category: Philosophy

Page: 196

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Offering an ambitious study of the aesthetics of violence across art, literature, film and theatre, this volume brings together traditional German aesthetic and social theory with the modern problem of violence in art. Written in an engaging style, the book includes examples ranging from Homer and Shakespeare to slasher films and performance art.

Creating Identity in the Victorian Fictional Autobiography

“The Strong-Arming of Desire: A Reconsideration of Nancy Armstrong's Desire and Domestic Fiction. ... Washington, DC: National Endowment for the Arts, 2009. —.

Author: Heidi L. Pennington

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 9780826274069

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

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This is the first book-length study of the fictional autobiography, a subgenre that is at once widely recognizable and rarely examined as a literary form with its own history and dynamics of interpretation. Heidi L. Pennington shows that the narrative form and genre expectations associated with the fictional autobiography in the Victorian period engages readers in a sustained meditation on the fictional processes that construct selfhood both in and beyond the text. Through close readings of Jane Eyre, David Copperfield, and other well-known examples of the subgenre, Pennington shows how the Victorian fictional autobiography subtly but persistently illustrates that all identities are fictions. Despite the subgenre’s radical implications regarding the nature of personal identity, fictional autobiographies were popular in their own time and continue to inspire devotion in readers. This study sheds new light on what makes this subgenre so compelling, up to and including in the present historical moment of precipitous social and technological change. As we continue to grapple with the existential question of what determines “who we really are,” this book explores the risks and rewards of embracing conscious acts of fictional self-production in an unstable world.

The Philosophy of Art

Despite this, it is philosophically puzzling that some art expresses emotion or that we respond emotionally to art as we do, or even at all. We are often moved by the plight of characters we know to be fictional, whereas in the standard ...

Author: Stephen Davies

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119091776

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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Now available in a fully revised and updated second edition, this accessible and insightful introduction outlines the central theories and ongoing debates in the philosophy of art. Covers a wide range of topics, including the definition and interpretation of art, the connections between artistic and ethical judgment, and the expression and elicitation of emotions through art Includes discussion of prehistoric, non-Western, and popular mass arts, extending the philosophical conversation beyond the realm of Fine Art Details concrete applications of complex theoretical concepts Poses thought-provoking questions and offers fully updated annotated reading lists at the end of each chapter to encourage and enable further research

The Cambridge Companion to the Modernist Novel

Good novels have life, bad novels do not; these, the only fictional classifications James claims to 'understand', ... unlimited freedom and experimentation, in a form whose 'magnificence' makes other arts seem restricted by comparison.

Author: Morag Shiach

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521854443

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 249

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The novel is modernism's most vital and experimental genre. With a chronology and guide to further reading, this 2007 Companion is an accessible and informative overview of the genre.

Videogame Sciences and Arts

fiction refers to everything that surrounds the game system, which gives a narrative and artistic context, offering a reference framework to the player beyond the system itself, regulations and ludic patterns. Fiction, as considered in ...

Author: Nelson Zagalo

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030379834

Category: Computers

Page: 277

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Videogame Sciences and Arts, VJ 2019, held in Aveiro, Portugal, in November 2019. The 20 full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 50 submissions. They were organized in topical sections named: Games and Theories; Table Boards; eSports; Uses and Methodologies; Game Criticism.