Literature Class Berkeley 1980

A master class from the exhilarating writer Julio Cortázar “I want you to know that I’m not a critic or theorist, which means that in my work I look for solutions as problems arise.” So begins the first of eight classes that the ...

Author: Julio Cortázar

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 9780811225359

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

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A master class from the exhilarating writer Julio Cortázar “I want you to know that I’m not a critic or theorist, which means that in my work I look for solutions as problems arise.” So begins the first of eight classes that the great Argentine writer Julio Cortázar delivered at UC Berkeley in 1980. These “classes” are as much reflections on Cortázar’s own writing career as they are about literature and the historical moment in which he lived. Covering such topics as “the writer’s path” (“while my aesthetic world view made me admire writers like Borges, I was able to open my eyes to the language of street slang, lunfardo…”) and “the fantastic” (“unbeknownst to me, the fantastic had become as acceptable, as possible and real, as the fact of eating soup at eight o’clock in the evening”), Literature Class provides the warm and personal experience of sitting in a room with the great author. As Joaquin Marco stated in El Cultural, “exploring this course is to dive into Cortázar designing his own creations.… Essential for anyone reading or studying Cortázar, cronopio or not!”


... of Andres Fava Fantomas Versus the Multinational Vampires Final Exam From the Observatory Hopscotch Literature Class, Berkeley 1980 Nicaraguan Sketches ...

Author: Julio Cortazar

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473572447

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

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'Cortazar's masterpiece. This is the first great novel of Spanish America... A powerful anti-novel but, like deeply understood moments in life itself, rich with many kinds of potential meanings and intimations' Times Literary Supplement Dazed by the disappearance of his muse, Argentinian writer Horatio Oliveira wanders the bridges of Paris, the sounds of jazz and the talk of literature, life and art echoing around him. But a chance encounter with a literary idol and his new work – a novel that can be read in random order – sends Horatio’s mind into further confusion. As a return to Buenos Aires beckons, Horatio’s friend and fellow artist, Traveler, awaits his arrival with dread –the lives of these two young writers now ready to play out in an inexhaustible game of indeterminacy.

Handbook of Russian Literature

Berkeley , 1980. Georgette Donchin , The Influence of French Symbolism on Russian Poetry . The Hague , 1958. Zinaida Gippius , Zhivye litsa . 2 vols .

Author: Victor Terras

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300048688

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 558

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Profiles the careers of Russian authors, scholars, and critics and discusses the history of the Russian treatment of literary genres such as drama, fiction, and essays

Apartment Stories

... University of California , Berkeley , 1980 ) . Hellerstein focuses on medical literature , which along with educational tracts and political writings ...

Author: Sharon Marcus

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520922395

Category: History

Page: 333

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In urban studies, the nineteenth century is the "age of great cities." In feminist studies, it is the era of the separate domestic sphere. But what of the city's homes? In the course of answering this question, Apartment Stories provides a singular and radically new framework for understanding the urban and the domestic. Turning to an element of the cityscape that is thoroughly familiar yet frequently overlooked, Sharon Marcus argues that the apartment house embodied the intersections of city and home, public and private, and masculine and feminine spheres. Moving deftly from novels to architectural treatises, legal debates, and popular urban observation, Marcus compares the representation of the apartment house in Paris and London. Along the way, she excavates the urban ghost tales that encoded Londoners' ambivalence about city dwellings; contends that Haussmannization enclosed Paris in a new regime of privacy; and locates a female counterpart to the flâneur and the omniscient realist narrator—the portière who supervised the apartment building.

Literature Modernity and the Practice of Resistance

See Schneider, A Madman of Ch'u (Berkeley, 1980), 158–199. 74 Yu Ying-shih provides an extended analysis of the role played by the literati in Chinese ...

Author: Margaret Hillenbrand

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789047419013

Category: History

Page: 376

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This book is a cross-cultural, interdisciplinary study which compares responses to modernity in the literary cultures of contemporary Japan and Taiwan. Moving beyond the East-West paradigm that has traditionally dominated comparativism, the volume explores these literatures within the regional frame.

The Space of Sex

Literature Class: Berkeley 1980. Ed. Carles Alvarez Garriga. Trans. Katherine Silver. New York: New Directions, 2013. Crichton, Michael, dir. Westworld.

Author: Shelton Waldrep

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501333088

Category: Art

Page: 304

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As film and television become ever more focused on the pornographic gaze of the camera, the human body undergoes a metamorphosis, becoming both landscape and building, part of an architectonic design in which the erotics of the body spread beyond the body itself to influence the design of the film or televisual shot. The body becomes the mise-en-scène of contemporary moving imagery. Opening The Space of Sex, Shelton Waldrep sets up some important tropes for the book: the movement between high and low art; the emphasis on the body, looking, and framing; the general intermedial and interdisciplinary methodology of the book as a whole. The Space of Sex's second half focuses on how sex, gender, and sexuality are represented in several recent films, including Paul Schrader's The Canyons (2013), Oliver Stone's Savages (2012), Steven Soderbergh's Magic Mike (2012), Lars Von Trier's Nymphomaniac (2013), and Joseph Gordon-Levitt's Don Jon (2013). Each of these mainstream or independent movies, and several more, are examined for the ways they have attempted to absorb pornography, if not the pornography industry specifically, into their plot. According to Waldrep, the utopian elements of seventies porn get reprocessed in a complex way in the twenty-first century as both a utopian impulse-the desire to have sex on the screen, to re-eroticize sex as something positive and lacking in shame-with a mixed feeling about pornography itself, with an industry that can be seen in a dystopian light. In other words, sex, in our contemporary world, still does not come without compromise.

American Literary Criticism Since the 1930s

70–100; and rpt. in Fish, Is There a Text in This Class? ... Temple: George Herbert and Catechizing (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1978), p.

Author: Vincent B. Leitch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135218003

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 420

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American Literary Criticism Since the 1930s fully updates Vincent B. Leitch’s classic book, American Literary Criticism from the 30s to the 80s following the development of the American academy right up to the present day. Updated throughout and with a brand new chapter, this second edition: provides a critical history of American literary theory and practice, discussing the impact of major schools and movements examines the social and cultural background to literary research, considering the role of key theories and practices provides profiles of major figures and influential texts, outlining the connections among theorists presents a new chapter on developments since the 1980s, including discussions of feminist, queer, postcolonial and ethnic criticism. Comprehensive and engaging, this book offers a crucial overview of the development of literary studies in American universities, and a springboard to further research for all those interested in the development and study of Literature.

Taiwan s Economic Success Since 1980

M. (1996), 'Changing Literary Images of Taiwan's Working Class', in Perry, E. (ed.), Putting Class in Its Place: Worker Identities in East Asia, Berkeley: ...

Author: Zhaocheng Mai

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1782542264

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 420

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'. . . the book will be of great help to readers interested in Taiwan's economic performance over the past twenty years.' - Gilles Guiheux, The China Journal Taiwan's economic development experience represents a unique case study especially in the wake of the Asian financial crisis. Taiwan has performed outstandingly in terms of macroeconomic and industrial development, particularly during recent democratic and social change. This book aims to provide a broad picture of these institutional reforms and policy evolutions.

Reconceptualizing American Literary cultural Studies

Cambridge : Harvard UP , 1980 . Self - Consuming Artifacts : The Experience of Seventeenth - Century Literature . Berkeley : U of California P , 1972 .

Author: Mary Jewett Gaiser Professor of English William E Cain

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0815323913

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 218

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Twenty-nine collected essays represent a critical history of Shakespeare's play as text and as theater, beginning with Samuel Johnson in 1765, and ending with a review of the Royal Shakespeare Company production in 1991. The criticism centers on three aspects of the play: the love/friendship debate.

History Literature and Society in the Book of Acts

Paul's low social class and Jewish background (2) Paul's silence on this point in ... Rome [Berkeley, 1980]) discusses the rights and duties of citizens.

Author: Ben Witherington

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521495202

Category: Religion

Page: 374

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An interdisciplinary study of Acts by leading Old and New Testament and ancient history scholars.

After the Death of Literature

Cambridge : Harvard University Press , 1980 . Self - Consuming Artifacts : The Experience of Seventeenth - Century Literature . Berkeley and Los Angeles ...

Author: Richard B. Schwartz

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 080932136X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 181

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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."

Housing and Dwelling

See also Janet Wolff, “The Invisible Flaneuse: Women and the Literature of Modernity”, in Feminine Sentences: Essays on Women and Culture, Berkeley: ...

Author: Barbara Miller Lane

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134279272

Category: Architecture

Page: 480

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Housing and Dwelling collects the best in recent scholarly and philosophical writings that bear upon the history of domestic architecture in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Lane combines exemplary readings that focus on and examine the issues involved in the study of domestic architecture, taken from an innovative and informed combination of philosophy, history, social science, art, literature and architectural writings. Uniquely, the readings underline the point of view of the user of a dwelling and assess the impact of varying uses on the evolution of domestic architecture. This book is a valuable asset for students, scholars, and designers alike, exploring the extraordinary variety of methods, interpretations and source materials now available in this important field. For students, it opens windows on the many aspects of domestic architecture. For scholars, it introduces new, interdisciplinary points of view and suggests directions for further research. It acquaints practising architects in the field of housing design with history and methods and offers directions for future design possibilities.

Gaelic Scotland

Engels in a letter to Bloch, quoted in Williams, Marxism and Literature, ... The Making of the English Working Class, (Harmondsworth, 1980 edition), ...

Author: Charles W J Withers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317332800

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

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This book, originally published in 1988, examines the Highlands and Islands of Scotland over several centuries and charts their cultural transformation from a separate region into one where the processes of anglicisation have largely succeeded. It analyses the many aspects of change including the policies of successive governments, the decline of the Gaelic language, the depressing of much of the population into peasantry and the clearances.

Reference Guide to Russian Literature

The Last Years of Soviet Russian Literature: Prose Fiction, 1975-1991, ... Dunham, Vera S. In Stalin's Time: Middleclass Values in Soviet Fiction, ...

Author: Neil Cornwell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134260706

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1012

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First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Women and Literature in Britain 1700 1800

The Struggle for the Breeches : Gender and the Making of the British Working Class . Berkeley and Los Angeles : University of California Press , 1995 .

Author: Vivien Jones

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521586801

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

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This book, first published in 2000, is an authoritative volume of new essays on women's writing and reading in the eighteenth century.

Labor Literature

Working - class culture and contemporary culture in 19thcentury Britain . [ s.l. , s.n. ] 1980 . 13 p . HD8388.074 At head of title : International Forum on ...

Author: United States. Department of Labor. Library


ISBN: WISC:89015294812

Category: Labor


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Generic Interfaces in Latin Literature

Brink, C.O. (1971), Horace on Poetry II: The Ars Poetica, Cambridge. ... Fish, S. (1980), Is There a Text in This Class?, Cambridge, MA.

Author: Theodore D. Papanghelis

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110303698

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 488

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Neither older empiricist positions that genre is an abstract concept, useless for the study of individual works of literature, nor the recent (post) modern reluctance to subject literary production to any kind of classification seem to have stilled the discussion on the various aspects of genre in classical literature. Having moved from more or less essentialist and/or prescriptive positions towards a more dynamic conception of the generic model, research on genre is currently considering "pushing beyond the boundaries", "impurity", "instability", "enrichment" and "genre-bending". The aim of this volume is to raise questions of such generic mobility in Latin literature. The papers explore ways in which works assigned to a particular generic area play host to formal and substantive elements associated with different or even opposing genres; assess literary works which seem to challenge perceived generic norms; highlight, along the literary-historical, the ideological and political backgrounds to "dislocations" of the generic map.

The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism Volume 4 The Eighteenth Century

... at least in serious middle - class drama , the actor should be the very real ... Painting and Beholder in the Age of Diderot ( Berkeley , 1980 ) ) ...

Author: George Alexander Kennedy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521317207

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 970

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This comprehensive 1997 account of eighteenth-century literary criticism is now available in paperback.