Novel Arguments

The book closely examines the readings of five important innovative novels by Donald Barthelme, Ishmael Reed, Robert Coover, Walter Abish, and Kathy Acker and shows how they achieve an effective articulation of their concerns by virtue of ...

Author: Richard Walsh

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521107032

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 200

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Novel Arguments deals with American innovative (postmodern, metafictional, experimental) fiction since the sixties. It advances a concept of the "argument" of fiction to correct criticism's too purely formal interest in innovation. The book closely examines the readings of five important innovative novels by Donald Barthelme, Ishmael Reed, Robert Coover, Walter Abish, and Kathy Acker and shows how they achieve an effective articulation of their concerns by virtue of their innovation, which is aimed at a making new of fictional cognition.

Novels and Arguments

McKeon's arguments are supplemented by readings of a variety of texts, including the novels and stories of Gunter Grass, John Fowles, Robert Coover, and Flannery O'Connor.

Author: Zahava Karl McKeon

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226560341

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 260

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In this absorbing study—the first comprehensive exploration of the rhetoric of the novel—Zahava Karl McKeon investigates the complex interrelations of critical poetics, grammars, dialectics, and rhetorics to devise a systematic means of dealing with the structure of prose works as communicative objects. Using the vocabulary and conceptual resources of Aristotle and Cicero, she pursues this exploration to discover the kinds of arguments that characterize novels, to find a way of distinguishing novels from other discursive wholes, and to discriminate different genres of the novel. McKeon's arguments are supplemented by readings of a variety of texts, including the novels and stories of Gunter Grass, John Fowles, Robert Coover, and Flannery O'Connor.

36 Arguments for the Existence of God

Elevated to celebrity by his best-selling book, psychology professor Cass Seltzer finds his relationship with a fellow theorist challenged by a former girlfriend's invitation to join her biochemistry experiment in immortality, an effort ...

Author: Rebecca Goldstein

Publisher: Pantheon

ISBN: 9780307378187

Category: Fiction

Page: 402

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Elevated to celebrity by his best-selling book, psychology professor Cass Seltzer finds his relationship with a fellow theorist challenged by a former girlfriend's invitation to join her biochemistry experiment in immortality, an effort that is further complicated by his ongoing quest to understand religion.

The Argument

The arguments that ensue go beyond just being about Pip and Meredith, and what they should do about their marriage. In nine taut scenes, William Boyd explores what it is to argue with those we love - and those we should love.

Author: William Boyd

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474236522

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 72

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That's why we shout and scream at each other. Clears the air. A kind of truth begins to emerge. We see clearer. Pip and Meredith have had a bust-up. It was only about their opinion of a film, but it's led to more significant differences coming to light. Pip has been having an affair for the past three months with a young colleague at work. Meredith's slate doesn't seem to be entirely clean either. As their families and friends become embroiled in Pip and Meredith's separation, past prejudices, harsh judgements and painful truths come to light. The arguments that ensue go beyond just being about Pip and Meredith, and what they should do about their marriage. In nine taut scenes, William Boyd explores what it is to argue with those we love - and those we should love. He looks at our propensity to judge others and our power to hurt. Alongside this, he shows how it can sometimes be the superficial problems in a relationship that keep it going. Both bleak and funny in its tone, The Argument offers a Strindberg-like take on human dynamics and received its world premiere at Hampstead Theatre Downstairs in March 2016.

HOW TO WIN ANY ARGUMENT

But it's also the art of getting out of your own way. This is a new normal where things are different and difficult. This is a time when conversations are tougher, disagreements are more frequent, and conflicts are more trying.

Author: Robert Mayer

Publisher:

ISBN: 8129145510

Category: Self-Help

Page: 246

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"Getting things to go your way: Mayer tells you what to say and how to say it. This is the kind of book we all badly need but seldom see."- Richard Freedman, Retired CEO, Pottery Barn Inc. How To Win Any Argument teaches you a better way to win arguments without quarrelling, wrangling, squabbling, tussling, bickering, raising your voice, losing your cool, or, worst, coming to blows! The art of argument is mysterious and powerful. It's the art of having things go your way. But it's also the art of getting out of your own way. This is a new normal where things are different and difficult. This is a time when conversations are tougher, disagreements are more frequent, and conflicts are more trying. How to Win Any Argument is a timely intervention to make you win any argument in these tough times.

Arguments

This is a guide to arguments in love: it teaches us why they might occur, what their symptoms are, how we could learn some wiser ways of communicating and how we would ideally patch up after a fight.

Author: The School of Life

Publisher: School of Life

ISBN: 1912891115

Category: Interpersonal communication

Page: 160

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A practical and definitive guide to arguments in love, teaching us how to argue more effectively.

The Novels of Shashi Deshpande in Postcolonial Arguments

Author: Mrinalini Sebastian

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015053036607

Category: Decolonization in literature

Page: 248

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This Book Analyses Some Of The Arguments Of Major Postcolonial Thinkers Such As Edward Said, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak And Homi K. Bhabha. It Discusses The Possibility Of Postcolonial Readings Of Literary Texts And Presents The Novels Shashi Deshpande In A Postcolonial Framework.

Novel Arguments

Novel Arguments argues that innovative fiction — by which is meant writing that
has been variously labeled as postmodern , metafictional , experimental —
extends our ways of thinking about the world , rejecting the critical consensus that
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Author: Richard Walsh

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521471451

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 179

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Novel Arguments, first published in 1995, argues that innovative fiction extends our ways of thinking about the world.

Post national Arguments

The novels were selected because they have been important to particular Canadian audiences, offer some portrayal of Canada, and are useful as vehicles for discussion of Canadian-US relations. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc.

Author: Frank Davey

Publisher:

ISBN: 0802027857

Category: Fiction

Page: 277

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The author's focus is on the implicit (not the overt) politics of 16 Canadian novels, written since 1967. The novels were selected because they have been important to particular Canadian audiences, offer some portrayal of Canada, and are useful as vehicles for discussion of Canadian-US relations. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Ad Hominem Arguments

Douglas Walton presents a clear account of the structure of the ad hominem argument and how that structure can be used to evaluate specific cases of this type of argumentation as fallacious or not.

Author: Douglas Walton

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 0817309225

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 315

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Douglas Walton presents a clear account of the structure of the ad hominem argument and how that structure can be used to evaluate specific cases of this type of argumentation as fallacious or not.

Dreaming the Graphic Novel

Dreaming the Graphic Novel examines how notions of the graphic novel began to coalesce in the 1970s, a time of great change for American comics, with declining sales of mainstream periodicals, the arrival of specialty comics stores, and (at ...

Author: Paul Williams

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9781978805088

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 222

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The term “graphic novel” was first coined in 1964, but it wouldn’t be broadly used until the 1980s, when graphic novels such as Watchmen and Maus achieved commercial success and critical acclaim. What happened in the intervening years, after the graphic novel was conceptualized yet before it was widely recognized? Dreaming the Graphic Novel examines how notions of the graphic novel began to coalesce in the 1970s, a time of great change for American comics, with declining sales of mainstream periodicals, the arrival of specialty comics stores, and (at least initially) a thriving underground comix scene. Surveying the eclectic array of long comics narratives that emerged from this fertile period, Paul Williams investigates many texts that have fallen out of graphic novel history. As he demonstrates, the question of what makes a text a ‘graphic novel’ was the subject of fierce debate among fans, creators, and publishers, inspiring arguments about the literariness of comics that are still taking place among scholars today. Unearthing a treasure trove of fanzines, adverts, and unpublished letters, Dreaming the Graphic Novel gives readers an exciting inside look at a pivotal moment in the art form’s development.

Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association

Moral philosophers do not have to do any careful reading of novels to know what
they can offer us . Novels ( this argument goes ) can present complex minor
premises of practical arguments , and can try to lead us to major premises ,
universal ...

Author: American Philosophical Association

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951P002427588

Category: Electronic journals

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How to Win an Argument

The third edition contains a new chapter on emotion and additional examples for each chapter. Using this book will aid you in communicating effectively, avoiding conflict, and understanding the myriad arguments you are faced with every day.

Author: Michael A. Gilbert

Publisher: University Press of Amer

ISBN: 076184001X

Category: Psychology

Page: 163

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How to Win an Argument is designed to provide you with the tools you need to improve your rhetorical and critical skills. Since we constantly argue at work, home, and even in casual conversation, improving that ability is extremely important. This book will enable you to choose your arguments carefully and prevent you from being misled by fallacies and empty rhetoric. It will increase your insight and perception of the positions presented to you, decrease your gullibility, and replace it with a healthy skepticism. The practical information in this guide will sharpen your ears and your mind, making it more likely that the right response will occur to you at the right moment, rather than hours later. The third edition contains a new chapter on emotion and additional examples for each chapter. Using this book will aid you in communicating effectively, avoiding conflict, and understanding the myriad arguments you are faced with every day.

IMAGINING RELATION OTHERNESS IN AMERICAN WOMEN S EXPERIMENTAL FICTION STEIN GERTRUDE OLSEN TILLIE HURSTON ZORA NEALE WOMEN WRITERS

These differences account , at least in part , for the really opposite directions in
which their theories of the novel move . Bakhtin , as we have seen , makes for the
public sphere an argument about the relationship between language , ideology ...

Author: CHRISTINE MARIE PARKE-SUTHERLAND

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015021909372

Category:

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female literary modernism that works to foreground relational subjectivity.

Young Adult Novels about Death and Dying

Abstract: This thesis outlines how quality Young Adult literature can have a positive impact in opening a discussion about death and suicide with adolescents.

Author: Matthew I. Johnson

Publisher:

ISBN: 1321199481

Category: Death

Page: 99

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This thesis outlines how quality Young Adult literature can have a positive impact in opening a discussion about death and suicide with adolescents. A definition of quality Young Adult literature is established, as is how YA literature addresses the specific needs and interests of adolescent readers, particularly as it relates to controversial subjects. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross's study on death and the dying is also used to show how YA fiction realistically presents death. Adolescent characters frequently demonstrate the stages of dying Kubler-Ross discovered in her research. John Green's The Fault in Our Stars and Jay Asher's Thirteen Reasons Why are used as examples of well-written YA novels that address death. Green's novel is analyzed by examining the stages of dying present during a terminal illness and how empathy and understanding is encouraged through the use of metaphors. Asher's novel is analyzed by examining how the controversial theme of adolescent suicide is addressed through the perspective of the adolescent narrator. By understanding the signs of suicidal behavior demonstrated by some of the characters, empathy and prevention are encouraged. Both Green's and Asher's novels demonstrate healthy and effective ways for adolescents to understand death, dying, and the world around them.

For Argument s Sake

It is unwise to accept as support for your own argument any statistical data not
credited to an authoritative source . ... Of those 100 readers , one could report the
average number ( or mean ) of novels read ( the total number of novels read ...

Author: Katherine J. Mayberry

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 0321014677

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 205

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Structured around three major phases of writing -- focusing, supporting, and reviewing -- this book satisfies the practical needs of beginning and advanced student writers seeking to perfect their skills. The new edition features coverage of electronic research and resources for supporting arguments.

Developing Response to Fiction

The importance of fiction for human beings can be asserted by arguments of
different force and subtlety , most of which can be termed functional or
developmental . The first group of these , that is , claims that such reading has
beneficial effects ...

Author: Robert Protherough

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106007790345

Category: Books and reading

Page: 212

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Dissertation Abstracts International

A short account is given of the interpretation of this novel on either side of the Iron
Curtain . With reference to Narrenweisheit , there is discussion of the novel's
arguments for and against Marxist revolution . The influence of Brecht , and the ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015023709820

Category: Dissertations, Academic

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