The Sense of an Ending

The Sense of an Ending
Author : Frank Kermode
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Total Pages : 224
Release : 2000-04-06
ISBN 10 : 9780198031154
ISBN 13 : 0198031157
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sense of an Ending Book Description:

Frank Kermode is one of our most distinguished critics of English literature. Here, he contributes a new epilogue to his collection of classic lectures on the relationship of fiction to age-old concepts of apocalyptic chaos and crisis. Prompted by the approach of the millennium, he revisits the book which brings his highly concentrated insights to bear on some of the most unyielding philosophical and aesthetic enigmas. Examining the works of writers from Plato to William Burrows, Kermode shows how they have persistently imposed their "fictions" upon the face of eternity and how these have reflected the apocalyptic spirit. Kermode then discusses literature at a time when new fictive explanations, as used by Spenser and Shakespeare, were being devised to fit a world of uncertain beginning and end. He goes on to deal perceptively with modern literature with "traditionalists" such as Yeats, Eliot, and Joyce, as well as contemporary "schismatics," the French "new novelists," and such seminal figures as Jean-Paul Sartre and Samuel Beckett. Whether weighing the difference between modern and earlier modes of apocalyptic thought, considering the degeneration of fiction into myth, or commenting on the vogue of the Absurd, Kermode is distinctly lucid, persuasive, witty, and prodigal of ideas.

The Sense of an Ending

The Sense of an Ending
Author : Julian Barnes
Publisher : Random House
Total Pages : 160
Release : 2011-08-04
ISBN 10 : 9781446467626
ISBN 13 : 1446467627
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sense of an Ending Book Description:

'A masterpiece... I would urge you to read - and re-read ' Daily Telegraph **Winner of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2011** Tony Webster and his clique first met Adrian Finn at school. Sex-hungry and book-hungry, they would navigate the girl-less sixth form together, trading in affectations, in-jokes, rumour and wit. Maybe Adrian was a little more serious than the others, certainly more intelligent, but they all swore to stay friends for life. Now Tony is retired. He's had a career and a single marriage, a calm divorce. He's certainly never tried to hurt anybody. Memory, though, is imperfect. It can always throw up surprises, as a lawyer's letter is about to prove. Now a major film

Mimesis

Mimesis
Author : Erich Auerbach
Publisher :
Total Pages : 524
Release : 1959
ISBN 10 : OCLC:237148157
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mimesis Book Description:

The Sense of an Ending

The Sense of an Ending
Author : Julian Barnes
Publisher : Arrow
Total Pages : 150
Release : 2017-03-30
ISBN 10 : 1784705632
ISBN 13 : 9781784705633
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sense of an Ending Book Description:

Now a major film starring Academy Award nominees Jim Broadbent (Iris) and Charlotte Rampling (45 Years)Winner of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction in 2011 Tony Webster and his clique first met Adrian Finn at school. Sex-hungry and book-hungry, they would navigate the girl-less sixth form together, trading in affectations, in-jokes, rumour and wit. Maybe Adrian was a little more serious than the others, certainly more intelligent, but they all swore to stay friends for life.Now Tony is retired. He's had a career and a single marriage, a calm divorce. He's certainly never tried to hurt anybody. Memory, though, is imperfect. It can always throw up surprises, as a lawyer's letter is about to prove.

The Completion of Judges

The Completion of Judges
Author : David J. H. Beldman
Publisher : Penn State Press
Total Pages : 176
Release : 2017-05-01
ISBN 10 : 9781575064970
ISBN 13 : 1575064979
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Completion of Judges Book Description:

The last five chapters of the book of Judges (chs. 17-21) contain some shocking and bizarre stories, and precisely how these stories relate to the rest of the book is a major question in scholarship on the book. Leveraging work from literary studies and hermeneutics, Beldman reexamines Judges 17-21 with the aim of discerning the "strategies of ending" that are at work in these chapters. The author identifies and describes a number of strategies of ending in Judges 17-21, including the strategy of completion, the strategy of circularity, and the strategy of entrapment. The temporal configuration of Judges and especially the nonlinear chronology that chapters 17-21 expose also receive due attention. All of this offers fresh insights into the place and function of Judges 17-21 in the context of the whole book.

Disaster Movies

Disaster Movies
Author : Stephen Keane
Publisher : Wallflower Press
Total Pages : 123
Release : 2006
ISBN 10 : 1905674031
ISBN 13 : 9781905674039
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disaster Movies Book Description:

Through detailed analysis of films such as The Towering Inferno, Independence Day, Titanic and The Day After Tomorrow, this book looks at the ways in which disaster movies can be read in relation to both contextual considerations and the increasing commercial demands of contemporary Hollywood. Featuring new material on cinematic representations of disaster in the wake of 9/11 and how we might regard disaster movies in light of recent natural disasters, the volume explores the continual reworking of this previously undervalued genre.

English Studies in the 21st Century

English Studies in the 21st Century
Author : Zekiye Antakyalıoğlu
Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages : 349
Release : 2020-03-06
ISBN 10 : 9781527548244
ISBN 13 : 1527548244
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

English Studies in the 21st Century Book Description:

English Studies in the 21st Century presents the results of recent academic research concerning a wide spectrum of subjects—including politics, psychology, religion, philosophy, history, culture, aesthetics, and education—related to literary, cultural, and language studies. Specifically, this collection includes scholarly reflections, interpretations, criticisms, and experiments that both strengthen and challenge dominant perspectives on the English literary tradition and contribute to a multifaceted discussion of contemporary drama and theater, contemporary theory and fiction, Neo-Victorianism, the Anthropocene, posthumanism, and interdisciplinary studies in English, including linguistics and ELT. The book will be an ideal reference for both academics and students.

Jim Crace

Jim Crace
Author : Katy Shaw
Publisher : Springer
Total Pages : 212
Release : 2018-09-28
ISBN 10 : 9783319940939
ISBN 13 : 3319940937
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jim Crace Book Description:

This is a unique essay collection on Jim Crace, locating his writing within contemporary philosophical, cultural and political debates. This timely first critical collection of essays on Crace’s work provides a retrospective on his work to date, locating his work within a number of contemporary interdisciplinary critical and cultural perspectives and concerns, including post-humanism, post-millennial pastoralism, post-post feminism and gender, intersections between science and literary theory, environmental politics, the symbiotics of authorial and critical archival work, and the context of the burgeoning world of literary prizes. It includes additional contextual material in the form of an interview with Jim Crace and the re-publication of a seminal critical essay on “Craceland” by Adam Begley. As such this critical essay collection will be essential reading for anyone interested in contemporary fiction, and Crace’s unique writing.

Sense Of An Ending

Sense Of An Ending
Author : Ken Urban
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages : 80
Release : 2015-07-17
ISBN 10 : 9781474248501
ISBN 13 : 1474248500
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sense Of An Ending Book Description:

The weight of what is to come is unbearable. It is crushing me. The sound of the crying, it never ceases. I carry this inside and now tell only you. Charles, a disgraced New York Times journalist, arrives in Rwanda for an exclusive interview with two Hutu nuns. Charged with war crimes, the nuns must convince the world of their innocence during the 1994 genocide. When an unknown survivor contradicts the nuns' story, Charles must decide between saving his career or telling a murkier truth that might condemn the nuns to a life in prison. Ken Urban's award-winning Sense Of An Ending shines a light on journalistic truth and morality amid the atrocity of the Rwandan genocide. The play was produced and published during the twenty-first century anniversary of the genocide, and is a striking and compelling political thriller asking if forgiveness is possible in a world where truth is never simple. Sense Of An Ending was premiered at Theatre503, London, on 12 May 2015.

Little Book of Autumn

Little Book of Autumn
Author : Claire Buss
Publisher : Claire Buss
Total Pages : 35
Release : 2020-09-10
ISBN 10 :
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Little Book of Autumn Book Description:

Little Book of Autumn Book 7 in the Little Book Series A poetry collection by Claire Buss Autumn is a poetic marvel - all those beautiful colour changes, the weather morphing from summer to winter and a sense of an ending approaching. Join Claire Buss on this seasonal journey through pumpkin spice and crunchy leaves, hibernating hedgehogs and hot chocolate by the bonfire. Take a moment to appreciate the warmth of fall with this collection of twenty-five autumnal poems. Little Book of Autumn is the seventh poetry collection in the Little Book Series.