Download or read The Charterhouse of Parma PDF, written by Stendhal and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2006-09-28 with total page 560 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Headstrong and naïve, the young Italian aristocrat Fabrizio del Dongo is determined to defy the wrath of his right-wing father and go to war to fight for Napoleon. He stumbles on the Battle of Waterloo, ill-prepared, yet filled with enthusiasm for war and glory. Finally heeding advice, Fabrizio sneaks back to Milan, only to become embroiled in a series of amorous exploits, fuelled by his impetuous nature and the political chicanery of his aunt Gina and her wily lover. Judged by Balzac to be the most important French novel of its time, The Charterhouse of Parma is a compelling novel of extravagance and daring, blending the intrigues of the Italian court with the romance and excitement of youth.
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Download or read La Chartreuse de Parma The Charterhouse of Parma PDF, written by STENDHAL. and published by . This book was released on 1958 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read Stendhal PDF, written by Roger Pearson and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-09-11 with total page 282 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Both critic and writer, Stendhal has now become established as one of realism's founding fathers. Dr Pearson's book maps out, for the first time, the critical reception of Stendhal's two most widely read novels, The Red and the Black and The Charterhouse of Parma since their publication in 1830 and 1839 respectively. In part one he provides generous samples of the most important nineteenth-century responses to the novels, almost all of them translated into English for the first time. Part two presents a full range of the most authoritative and influential readings since 1945, which illustrate a wide variety of critical approaches.
Download or read The Charterhouse of Parma PDF, written by Stendhal and published by Moran Press. This book was released on 2013-05 with total page 738 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The story of the young Italian nobleman Fabrice del Dongo and his adventures from his birth in 1798 to his death, including his service in the Napoleonic Army.
Download or read The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal Book Analysis PDF, written by Bright Summaries and published by BrightSummaries.com. This book was released on 2016-11-09 with total page 26 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Unlock the more straightforward side of The Charterhouse of Parma with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal, which follows the young Italian Fabrizio del Dongo as he seeks military glory in the ranks of his hero Napoleon Bonaparte. Disillusioned and defeated, he is eventually forced to return to Italy, where he faces trial for murder and imprisonment, meets his true love, and is helped by an interesting collection of family and friends along the way. Along with The Red and the Black, The Charterhouse of Parma is widely considered to be Stendhal’s finest work, and is particularly notable for the author’s skilful and nuanced depiction of 19th-century Italy. It has been adapted for the opera, film and television. Stendhal was one of the earliest and most influential realist writers, admired by the likes of Tolstoy, Balzac, Henry James and André Gide. Find out everything you need to know about The Charterhouse of Parma in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you in your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!
Download or read Stendhal PDF, written by Harold Bloom and published by Infobase Publishing. This book was released on 2009 with total page 86 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Each new volume is a biographical and critical review of one of the world's most important writers with expert analysis by Harold Bloom.
Download or read Twenty first century Readings of Tender is the Night PDF, written by William Blazek and published by Liverpool University Press. This book was released on 2007-01-01 with total page 237 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: F. Scott Fitzgerald's final completed novel, Tender is the Night, published in 1934 but written during the previous decade, is a quintessentially decadent story of Americans abroad in the Jazz Age. In this accessible collection of essays, an impressive congregation of North American and European scholars presents eleven new readings of this widely studied book. The list of noteworthy contributors, including the general editor of the Cambridge Edition of the Works of F. Scott Fitzgerald and the editors of the F. Scott Fitzgerald Review, makes this volume required reading for Fitzgerald scholars and fans.
Download or read Culture and the Radical Conscience PDF, written by Eugene Goodheart and published by Transaction Publishers. This book was released on 2001-01-31 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "A highly cogent, powerfully reasoned statement in defense of culture against its latter-day detractors."-Philip Rahv "A lively, tough, and learned brief for 'high culture' as the indispensable foundation of a university education. [Goodheart's] book deserves the scrupulous attention of everyone troubled by the seemingly irreversible degradation of standards in American intellectual life today."-Pearl K. Bell, the New Leader Debates on culture, politics, and the university have hardly abated since the 1960s when the radical assault on the authority of culture first challenged the classical conception of higher education with imperious demands for relevance and ideological correctness. Since then, campus unrest on the part of students has given way to a radicalized faculty characterized by contempt for high culture, fetishization of pop culture, and increasing absorption by feminism and identity politics. While this development has not gone unchallenged, most have dismissed opponents of traditional scholarship as intellectual nihilists and anarchists. In contrast, Eugene Goodheart's Culture and the Radical Conscience recognizes the moral and cultural roots of radical and utopian tradition while deploring its tendency toward intolerance and narrowness. Goodheart defends the study of serious literature for its interplay of aesthetic response, alertness to political theme, and historical awareness. Eugene Goodheart is Edytha Macy Gross Professor of Humanities at Brandeis University. His books include Modernism and the Critical Spirit (available from Transaction), The Skeptic Disposition, Desire and Its Discontents, The Reign of Ideology, and Does Literary Studies Have a Future?
Download or read The Victorian Bookshelf PDF, written by Jess Nevins and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2016-04-27 with total page 276 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This introductory guide to the canon of Victorian literature covers 61 novels by authors from Jane Austen to Emile Zola. Brief critical essays describe what each book is about and argue for its cultural, historical and literary importance. Literary canons remain a subject of debate but critics, readers and students continue to find them useful as overviews—and examinations—of the great works within a given period or culture. The Victorian canon is particularly rich with splendid novels that educate, enlighten and entertain. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.
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Download or read Essays in Aesthetics PDF, written by Gärard Genette and published by U of Nebraska Press. This book was released on 2005-01-01 with total page 249 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Over the course of the past forty years, Gärard Genette?s work has profoundly influenced scholars of narratology, poetics, aesthetics, and literary and cultural criticism, and he continues to be one of France?s most influential theorists. The eighteen pieces in Essays in Aesthetics are of international interest because they are concerned either with universal aesthetic problems (the receiver?s relationship to an aesthetic object, abstract art, the role of repetition in aesthetics, genre theory, and the rapport between literature and music) or with specific moments in the work of a well-known writer or artist (such as Stendhal, Proust, Manet, Pissarro, and Canaletto).øEssays in Aesthetics contains a wealth of material related to the appreciation of beauty by one of the subtlest and most original minds working in aesthetics today. Genette knows the fine arts as well as he knows literature and as a result has innovative things to say to readers in that field as well as to philosophers and literary scholars.
Download or read Rousseau s Legacy PDF, written by Dennis Porter and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 1995-05-25 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Rousseau's Legacy focuses on the new and influential paradigm of the writer that emerged in the decades immediately preceding the French Revolution. Ushered in by Rousseau's combining revolutionary sociopolitical critique with a new art of autobiography, the writer would henceforth differ greatly from the traditional "man of letters." Rousseau inaugurated the idea of a heroic and committed writerly life in which the opposition between public and private selves is collapsed. This was done in the cause of creating a future political community founded on transparency. Porter, with both a wide-ranging knowledge of contemporary theory and an informed interest in cultural/historical context, gives close readings of relevant works by a number of major French writers, including Stendhal, Baudelaire, Sartre, Barthes, Duras, Althusser, and Foucault. Thus, he explores the persistent importance of the Rousseauist paradigm for French literary culture. The book goes beyond a critique or theory that interprets literary or philosophical works for their own sake, to reveal representations and self-representations of the idea of the writer in paintings, engravings, and photographs, as well as in literary texts. In concluding, Porter argues that with the collapse of faith in social and individual regeneration through revolution, the archetype of such a writer is also waning.
Download or read How to Read and Why PDF, written by Harold Bloom and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2001-10-02 with total page 294 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Bloom, the best-known literary critic of our time, shares his extensive knowledge of and profound joy in the works of a constellation of major writers, including Shakespeare, Cervantes, Austen, Dickinson, Melville, Wilde, and O'Connor in this eloquent invitation to readers to read and read well.
Download or read The Charterhouse of Parma PDF, written by Stendhal and published by e-artnow. This book was released on 2021-04-09 with total page 467 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Charterhouse of Parma chronicles the adventures of the young Italian nobleman Fabrice del Dongo from his birth in 1798 to his death. Fabrice grows up surrounded by intrigues and alliances for and against the French. At young age he pulls a rather quixotic effort to join Napoleon on his return to France wandering onto the field at the Battle of Waterloo where he gets seriously wounded and lucky to survive. Upon his return to Parma, Fabrice becomes a protégé of his aunt Gina who sends him to seminary school in Naples with the idea that he becomes a senior figure in the Parma's religious hierarchy. After several years of theology school, during which he has many affairs with local women, Fabrice returns to Parma where his free spirit keeps pushing him to new intrigues, schemes and affairs, which lead to many trials and tribulations.
Download or read Reading the European Novel to 1900 PDF, written by Daniel R. Schwarz and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2014-10-27 with total page 405 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Schwarz's study is chock full of judicious evaluation of characters, narrative devices, ethical commentary, and helpful information about historical and political contexts including the role of Napoleon, the rise of capitalism, trains, class divisions, transformation of rural life, and the struggle to define human values in a period characterized by debates between and among rationalism, spiritualism, and determinism. One experiences the pleasure of watching a master critic as he re-reads, savors, and passes on his hard-won wisdom about how we as humans read and why. Daniel Morris, Professor of English, Purdue University Written by one of literature's most esteemed scholars and critics, Reading the European Novel to 1900 is an engaging and in-depth examination of major works of the European novel from Cervantes' Don Quixote to Zola's Germinal. In Daniel R. Schwarz's inimitable style, which balances formal and historical criticism in precise, readable prose, this book offers close readings of individual texts with attention to each one's cultural and canonical context. Major texts that he discusses: Cervantes' Don Quixote; Stendhal's The Red and the Black and The Charterhouse of Parma; Balzac's Père Goriot; Flaubert's Madame Bovary and Sentimental Education; Dostoevsky's Notes from Underground, Crime and Punishment, and The Brothers Karamazov; Tolstoy's War and Peace and Anna Karenina; and Zola's Germinal. Schwarz examines the history and evolution of the novel during this period and defines each author's aesthetic, cultural, political, and historical significance. Incorporating important pedagogical suggestions and the latest research, this text provides accessible and lucid discussion of the European novel to 1900 for students, teachers, and general readers interested in the evolution of the novelistic form.
Download or read Modernism and the Critical Spirit PDF, written by Eugene Goodheart and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2018-04-17 with total page 203 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Complaints about the decline of critical standards in literature and culture in general have been voiced for much of the twentieth century. These have extended from F.R. Leavis's laments for a "lost center of intelligence and urbane spirit," to current opposition to the predominance of radical critical theory in contemporary literature departments. Humanist criticism, which has as its object the quality of life as well as works of art, may well lack authority in the contemporary world. Even amid the disruptions of the industrial revolution, nineteenth-century humanists such as Matthew Arnold, John Ruskin, and Thomas Carlyle could assume a positive order of value and shared habits of imaginative perception and understanding between writers and readers. Eugene Goodheart argues that, by contrast, contemporary criticism is infused with the skepticism of modernist aesthetics. It has willfully rejected the very idea of moral authority.Goodheart starts from the premise that questions about the moral authority of literature and criticism often turn upon a prior question of what happens when the sacred disappears or is subjected to the profane. He focuses on contending spiritual views, in particular the dialectic between the Protestant-inspired, largely English humanist tradition of Carlyle, Ruskin, Arnold, and D.H. Lawrence and the decay of Catholicism represented by James Joyce and T.S. Eliot. Goodheart argues that literary modernism, in distancing itself from natural and social vitality, tends to render suspect all privileged positions. It thereby undermines the critical act, which assumes the priority of a particular set of values. Goodheart makes his case by analyzing the work of a variety of novelists, poets, and critics, nineteenth century and contemporary. He blends literary theory and practical criticism.