Language Truth and Literature

Language  Truth  and Literature Author Richard Gaskin
ISBN-10 9780199657902
Release 2013-04-18
Pages 376
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According to the literary humanist, works of imaginative literature have an objective meaning which is fixed at the time of their production and which is the same for all readers, then and thereafter, not subject to the vagaries of individual readers' responses. Richard Gaskin offers a defence of literary humanism against assault from two directions. On the one hand, some analytic aestheticians have argued that works of literature do not bear referentially on theworld or make true statements about it; others hold that such works do not make a contribution to knowledge; others again allow that works of literature may have cognitive value, but deny that thisdepends on their having truth or reference. On the other hand, reception-theorists and deconstructionists have rejected the humanist's objectivist conception of literary meaning, and typically take a pragmatist and anti-realist approach to truth and meaning. In defending literary humanism against these forms of attack, Gaskin shows that the reading and appreciation of literature is a cognitive activity fully on a par with scientific investigation, and that we can and should engage in itdisinterestedly for the sake of what can be learnt about the world and our place in it.



Language Truth and Logic

Language  Truth  and Logic Author Alfred Jules Ayer
ISBN-10 0486200108
Release 1952
Pages 160
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A dissertation in the tradition of logical positivism includes a discussion of the functions and methods of philosophy and a critique of ethics and theology



Myth Truth and Literature

Myth  Truth and Literature Author Colin Falck
ISBN-10 0521467519
Release 1991
Pages 208
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Myth, Truth and Literature is a theoretical study that aims to prove the superfluousness of literary theory. The author believes that we now require a "paradigm-shift" that will replace "structuralist" and "post-structuralist" literary theory and will reestablish the validity of such old-fashioned "Romantic" notions as intuition, imagination and inspiration.



Reality and Truth in Literature

Reality and Truth in Literature Author Irena Avsenik Nabergoj
ISBN-10 9783847000464
Release 2013-04-24
Pages 229
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Die Frage der Wahrheit gehört zu den zentralen Problemen der Philosophie und der Kunst. Dieser Band nimmt eine häufige Kontrastierung kritisch in den Blick: Die Abgrenzung der ganzheitlichen Darstellung der Wirklichkeit und Wahrheit in der Kunst von abstrakten philosophischen Diskursen. Wirklichkeit des Daseins ist die Thematik menschlicher Existenz, die zur Frage nach Wahrheit aufrufen kann. Der Weg aus dem bedeutungsleeren philosophischen Wahrheitsbegriff führt daher über die Erkenntnis, dass Wahrheit als ein Wertbegriff des menschlichen Lebens und der menschlichen Gesellschaft zu verstehen ist. Goethe sieht in der Wahrheit den höchsten Wert für die Erkenntnis, den Glauben oder das Handeln. Im Begriff ›Wahrheit‹ dominiert ein ethischer Anspruch, der sich im geistigen Leben verabsolutiert und mit einer unverbindlichen Liebeserklärung endet. Der Wahrheitsanspruch eines Kunstwerkes in seinem in sich geschlossenen Ganzen sucht Innerlichkeit und Vision, die zur echten Wahrheit des Lebens helfen will.



Language truth and poetry

Language  truth  and poetry Author
ISBN-10 UCAL:B5068014
Release 1975
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F R Leavis

F R  Leavis Author Michael Bell
ISBN-10 9781134951956
Release 2016-04-29
Pages 168
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First published in 1988. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.



Language truth and poetry

Language  truth  and poetry Author Victor Michael Hamm
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105047822809
Release 1960-06
Pages 74
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African Oral Literature

African Oral Literature Author Russell Kaschula
ISBN-10 1919876073
Release 2001
Pages 285
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Throughout Africa, oral literature is flourishing, though it is perceived by some as anachronistic to the modern world. This work refutes this idea in its entirety by presenting 22 chapters, which firmly place the study of oral literature within contemporary African existence. The study analyzes how oral literature relates to media, music, technology, text, gender, religion, power, politics and globalization.



Weaving Truth

Weaving Truth Author Ann Bergren
ISBN-10 0674023722
Release 2008
Pages 417
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"What if truth were a woman?" asked Nietzsche. In ancient Greek thought, truth in language has a special relation to the female by virtue of her pre-eminent art-form--the one Freud believed was even invented by women--weaving. The essays in this book explore the implications of this nexus: language, the female, weaving, and the construction of truth. The Homeric bard--male, to be sure--inherits from Indo-European culture the designation of his poetry as a weaving, the female's art. Like her tapestries, his "texts" can suspend, reverse, and re-order time. He can weave the content from one world into the interstices of another. The male poet shares the ambiguous power of the female Muses whose speech he channels. "We can say false things like to real things, and whenever we wish, we can utter the truth."



Persian Language Literature and Culture

Persian Language  Literature and Culture Author Kamran Talattof
ISBN-10 9781317576914
Release 2015-03-05
Pages 422
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Critical approaches to the study of topics related to Persian literature and Iranian culture have evolved in recent decades. The essays included in this volume collectively demonstrate the most recent creative approaches to the study of the Persian language, literature, and culture, and the way these methodologies have progressed academic debate. Topics covered include; culture, cognition, history, the social context of literary criticism, the problematics of literary modernity, and the issues of writing literary history. More specifically, authors explore the nuances of these topics; literature and life, poetry and nature, culture and literature, women and literature, freedom of literature, Persian language, power, and censorship, and issues related to translation and translating Persian literature in particular. In dealing with these seminal subjects, contributors acknowledge and contemplate the works of Ahmad Karimi Hakkak and other pioneering critics, analysing how these works have influenced the field of literary and cultural studies. Contributing a variety of theoretical and inter-disciplinary approaches to this field of study, this book is a valuable addition to the study of Persian poetry and prose, and to literary criticism more broadly.



Theologies of Language in English Renaissance Literature

Theologies of Language in English Renaissance Literature Author James S. Baumlin
ISBN-10 9780739169612
Release 2012-05-30
Pages 316
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James S. Baumlin’s Theologies of Language in English Renaissance Literature offers a revisionist history of discourse, taking Shakespeare, Donne, and Milton as its touchstones. Their works mark stages in dieEntzauberung or “disenchantment,” as Max Weber has termed it: that is, in the “elimination of magic from the world.” Shakespeare’s Hamlet questions the word-magic associated with medieval Catholicism; Donne’s love lyrics ironize the sacramental gestures of their poetic-priestly speakers; more radical still, Milton’s major poems and polemical prose empty language of sacral power, repudiating human persuasion entirely over matters of “saving faith.” Baumlin describes four archetypes of historical rhetoric: sophism, skepticism, incarnationism, and transcendence. Undergirding the age’s competing theologies, each makes unique assumptions regarding the powers of language (both communicative and performative); the nature of being (including transcendent being or deity); the structure of the psyche (whether sin-weakened or self-sufficient); and the capacities of human knowing (whether certain knowledge is communicable—or even possible). Working within divergent theologies of language, the poets here studied take theological controversies as explicit themes. The crisis of Hamlet begins not in a king’s murder simply, but in his dying without benefit of the sacraments. As if compensating for their loss, young Hamlet “minister[s]” to Gertrude while acting as “scourge” to Claudius. Alternating between soul-cursing and soul-curing, Hamlet plays sorcerer and priest indiscriminately. Appropriating the speech-acts of Catholic sacramentalism, Donne’s lyrics describe a private “religion of Love,” over which the poet-lover presides as officiant. Or rather, some lyrics present him as Love’s Priest, there being as many personae as there are theologies of language. Beyond Love’s Priest, Baumlin describes three such personae: Love’s Apostate, Love’s Atheist, and Love’s Reformer. Focusing on “Lycidas” and De Doctrina Christiana, Baumlin outlines Milton’s plerophoristic “rhetoric of certitude.” Such texts as these explore the problematic status of preaching. (Can human eloquence contribute to salvation?) They explore competing definitions (Aristotelian vs. Pauline) of pistis—meaning alternatively (religious) “faith” and (rhetorical) “persuasion.” And they invoke conflicting typologies (classical vs. Hebraic) of authorial ethos. Baumlin’s study ends with a glance at the Restoration and Royal Society’s final “disenchantment” or secularization of discourse.



Desiring Truth

Desiring Truth Author Jeremy Lowe
ISBN-10 041597240X
Release 2005
Pages 259
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First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.



Language in Literature

Language in Literature Author Roman Jakobson
ISBN-10 0674510283
Release 1987
Pages 548
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This book is the first comprehensive presentation in English of Jakobson's major essays on the intertwining of language and literature: here the reader will learn how it was that Jakobson became legendary. This will become a basic book for contemplating the function of language in literature--a project that will continue to engross the keenest readers.



A Public Lecture on the German Language and Literature introductory to a course of six lectures etc

A Public Lecture on the German Language and Literature  introductory to a course of six lectures  etc Author Hermann BOKUM
ISBN-10 BL:A0019339486
Release 1836
Pages 21
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Studies in English Language and Literature

Studies in English Language and Literature Author M. J. Toswell
ISBN-10 9781134773398
Release 2012-09-10
Pages 560
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This collection of twenty-nine papers is in honour of E. G. Stanley, Rawlinson and Bosworth Emeritus Professor of Anglo-Saxon at the University of Oxford and Emeritus Fellow of Pembroke College, Oxford. Written by scholars he has supervised, examined or otherwise served as mentor for within the last twenty years, the contributors illustrate the advantages of following John Donne's axiom to 'doubt wisely'. Professor Stanley's own published work has shown the utility of wise scepticism as a critical stance; these papers presented to him apply similar approaches to a wide variety of texts, most of them in the field of Old or Middle English literature. The primary focus of the collection is on the close reading of words in their immediate context, which commonly entails a reconsideration of accepted assumptions. Consequently, new links are created here among the disciplines in medieval studies, based on various combinations of these scholarly applications. Contributors provide new analyses of such difficult but rewarding fields as Old English metre and syntax, Beowulf, the origins and development of standard English, the definitions of Old English words and their connotations, the styles and themes of Old English poems, Middle English poetry and prose, the post-medieval reception of medieval works and the styles, themes and sources of Old English poetry and prose. M.J. Toswell is Associate Professor of English at the University of Western Ontario.E.M. Tyler is Lecturer in the Department of English and Related Literature at the Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York.



Literature and Aesthetics

Literature and Aesthetics Author
ISBN-10 IND:30000026367643
Release 1993
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The Rhetoric of Courtship in Elizabethan Language and Literature

The Rhetoric of Courtship in Elizabethan Language and Literature Author Catherine Bates
ISBN-10 0521414806
Release 1992-06-18
Pages 236
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The Rhetoric of Courtship is about the literature of the Elizabethan period with a particular focus on the literature of the court. This book considers how writers and courtiers related to Elizabeth I within a system of patronage and how they portrayed this relationship in fictional courtship of poetry and prose.