Anthology Of Black Humour

Author: André Breton
Publisher: Saqi
ISBN: 1846591988
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Anthology Of Black Humour from the Author: André Breton. This is Breton's definitive statement on l'humour noir, one of the seminal concepts of Surrealism. In his provocative anthology of the writers he most admires, Breton discusses the acerbic aphorisms of Swift, Lichtenberg and Duchamp, the theatrical slapstick of Christian Dietrich Grabbe, the wry missives of Rimbaud, the manic paranoia of Dalí, the ferocious iconoclasm of Alfred Jarry and the offhand hilarity of Apollinaire. For each of the authors included, Breton provides an enlightening preface, situating both the writer and the work in the context of black humour - a partly macabre, partly ironic, and often absurd turn of spirit that Breton defined as 'a superior revolt of the mind'. This edition includes Breton's original introduction, and work from: Duchamp, Fourier, De Quincey, de Sade, Borel, Poe, Forneret, Baudelaire, Dali Lewis Carroll, Swift, Lichtenberg, Comte de Lautréamont, Nietzsche, Huysmans, Corbiere, Nouveau, O. Henry, Gide, Synge, Roussel, Picabia, Apollinaire, Jarry, Arp, Picasso, Kafka, Prévert and Leonora Carrington.

Historical Geographies Of Anarchism

Author: Federico Ferretti
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1315307545
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Historical Geographies Of Anarchism from the Author: Federico Ferretti. In the last few years, anarchism has been rediscovered as a transnational, cosmopolitan and multifaceted movement. Its traditions, often hastily dismissed, are increasingly revealing insights which inspire present-day scholarship in geography. This book provides a historical geography of anarchism, analysing the places and spatiality of historical anarchist movements, key thinkers, and the present scientific challenges of the geographical anarchist traditions. This volume offers rich and detailed insights into the lesser-known worlds of anarchist geographies with contributions from international leading experts. It also explores the historical geographies of anarchism by examining their expressions in a series of distinct geographical contexts and their development over time. Contributions examine the changes that the anarchist movement(s) sought to bring out in their space and time, and the way this spirit continues to animate the anarchist geographies of our own, perhaps often in unpredictable ways. There is also an examination of contemporary expressions of anarchist geographical thought in the fields of social movements, environmental struggles, post-statist geographies, indigenous thinking and situated cosmopolitanisms. This is valuable reading for students and researchers interested in historical geography, political geography, social movements and anarchism.

Comparative Criticism Volume 10 Comedy Irony Parody

Author: E. S. Shaffer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521390149
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Comparative Criticism Volume 10 Comedy Irony Parody from the Author: E. S. Shaffer. Celebrates the first decade of Comparative Criticism in a light-hearted vein.

Surrealism And The Art Of Crime

Author: Jonathan Paul Eburne
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801446740
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Surrealism And The Art Of Crime from the Author: Jonathan Paul Eburne. Corpses mark surrealism's path through the twentieth century, providing material evidence of the violence in modern life. Though the shifting group of poets, artists, and critics who made up the surrealist movement were witness to total war, revolutionary violence, and mass killing, it was the tawdry reality of everyday crime that fascinated them. Jonathan P. Eburne shows us how this focus reveals the relationship between aesthetics and politics in the thought and artwork of the surrealists and establishes their movement as a useful platform for addressing the contemporary problem of violence, both individual and political.In a book strikingly illustrated with surrealist artworks and their sometimes gruesome source material, Eburne addresses key individual works by both better-known surrealist writers and artists (including André Breton, Louis Aragon, Aimé Césaire, Jacques Lacan, Georges Bataille, Max Ernst, and Salvador Dalí) and lesser-known figures (such as René Crevel, Simone Breton, Leonora Carrington, Benjamin Péret, and Jules Monnerot). For Eburne "the art of crime" denotes an array of cultural production including sensationalist journalism, detective mysteries, police blotters, crime scene photos, and documents of medical and legal opinion as well as the roman noir, in particular the first crime novel of the American Chester Himes. The surrealists collected and scrutinized such materials, using them as the inspiration for the outpouring of political tracts, pamphlets, and artworks through which they sought to expose the forms of violence perpetrated in the name of the state, its courts, and respectable bourgeois values.Concluding with the surrealists' quarrel with the existentialists and their bitter condemnation of France's anticolonial wars, Surrealism and the Art of Crime establishes surrealism as a vital element in the intellectual, political, and artistic history of the twentieth century.

Dali And Postmodernism

Author: Marc J. LaFountain
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438409893
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Dali And Postmodernism from the Author: Marc J. LaFountain. Demonstrates that Dali's Surrealism anticipates postmodern tactics, and inaugurates "New Dali Studies" by offering an original interpretation of his relationship with the Surrealist canon.

Raymond Carver S Short Fiction In The History Of Black Humor

Author: Jingqiong Zhou
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9780820486208
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Raymond Carver S Short Fiction In The History Of Black Humor from the Author: Jingqiong Zhou. This first book-length study on the black humor in Raymond Carver's work includes valuable interpretations of Carver's aesthetics as well as the psycho-social implications of his short fiction. The presence of an indeterminate -menace- in the oppressive situations of black humor in Carver - as compared to a European tradition of existentialist writing and his American predecessors including Twain, Heller, Barth and others - is mitigated through humor so it is not dominant. As a result, a subtle promise emerges in the characters' lives."

Jewish Wry

Author: Sarah Blacher Cohen
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
ISBN: 9780814323663
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Jewish Wry from the Author: Sarah Blacher Cohen. Jewish Wry examines the development of Jewish humor in a series of essays on topics that range from Sholom Aleichem's humor to Jewish comediennes through to the humor of Philip Roth.

Style In Theory

Author: Ivan Callus
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1441118594
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Style In Theory from the Author: Ivan Callus. 'What, in theory, is style? How has style been rethought in literary theory?' Drawing together leading academics working within and across the disciplines of English, philosophy, literary theory, and comparative literature, Style in Theory: Between Philosophy and Literature sets out to rethink the important but all-too-often-overlooked issue of style, exploring in particular how the theoretical humanities open conceptual spaces that afford and encourage reflection on the nature of style, the ways in which style is experienced and how style allows disciplinary boundaries to be both drawn and transgressed. Offering incisive reflections on style from a diverse and contemporary range of theoretical and methodological perspectives, the essays contained in this volume critically revisit and challenge accepted accounts of style, and provide fresh and compelling readings of the relevance in any rethinking of style of specific works by the likes of Shakespeare, Petrarch, Kant, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Deleuze, Blanchot, Derrida, Nancy, Cixous and Meillassoux.


Author: Richard Allen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134477236
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Hitchcock from the Author: Richard Allen. This new collection of writings on Alfred Hitchcock considers Hitchcock both in his time and as a continuing influence on filmmakers, films and film theory. The contributions, who include leading scholars such as Slavoj Zizek, Laura Mulvey, Peter Wollen, and James Naremore, discuss canonical films such as Notorious and The Birds alongside lesser-known works including Juno and the Paycock and Frenzy. Articles are grouped into four thematic sections: 'Authorship and Aesthetics' examines Hitchcock as auteur and investigates central topics in Hitchcockian aesthetics. 'French Hitchcock' looks at Hitchcock's influence on filmmakers such as Chabrol, Truffaut and Rohmer, and how film critics such as Bazin and Deleuze have engaged with Hitchcock's work. 'Poetics and Politics of Identity' explores the representation of personal and political in Hitchcock's work. The final section, 'Death and Transfiguration' addresses the manner in which the spectacle and figuration of death haunts the narrative universe of Hitchcock's films, in particular his subversive masterpiece Psycho.

World Poets Percy Bysshe Shelley William Butler Yeats

Author: Ron Padgett
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
ISBN: 9780684805924
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World Poets Percy Bysshe Shelley William Butler Yeats from the Author: Ron Padgett. Alphabetically arranged articles on 107 poets from around the world, accompanied by fifteen essays on various genres and schools of poetry.