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No symbols where none intended : literary essays from Laclos to Beckett

Author: Mark Axelrod; Palgrave Connect (Online service)
Publisher: [Basingstoke] : Palgrave Pivot, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Nabokov's "Lectures on Literature", he writes: "Style and structure are the essence of a book; great ideas are hogwash." The essays in "No Symbols Where None Intended: Literary Essays from Laclos to Beckett use Nabokov's stylistic approach to well-known texts (fiction, drama and criticism) as a point of departure. Notions of style and structure link the three prose pieces discussed in the text, (Beckett, Smart,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Axelrod; Palgrave Connect (Online service)
ISBN: 9781137447326 113744732X
OCLC Number: 882484183
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: 1. Narrateur, Narratrice: Polyphonia in Laclos' "Les liaisons dangereuses" --
2. The Theatre of Fiction in Turgenev's "Rudin " --
3. Architectonics in Ibsen's "Hedda Gabler " --
4. Notions of Melancholia and Misogyny in August Strindberg and "The Father" --
5. Jewish mysticism, the Commodification of Art and the Notion of Aura in Walter Benjamin's "The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction" --
6. The Poetics of Prose Poetry in Elizabeth Smart's"By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept " --
7. The Poetics of Repetition in Beckett's "Watt."
Responsibility: Mark Axelrod.

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In Nabokov's "Lectures on Literature", he writes: "Style and structure are the essence of a book; great ideas are hogwash." The essays in "No Symbols Where None Intended: Literary Essays from Laclos to Beckett use Nabokov's stylistic approach to well-known texts (fiction, drama and criticism) as a point of departure. Notions of style and structure link the three prose pieces discussed in the text, (Beckett, Smart, and Turgenev,) to the fiction and drama of Ibsen and Strindberg. Mark Axelrod joins a wide and deep conversation on writers on writing.

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