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Epstein, Edmund L.

Works: 32 works in 177 publications in 1 language and 9,530 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Dystopian fiction  Science fiction  Adventure stories  Handbooks and manuals  Action and adventure fiction  Drama  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR6013.O35, 823.914
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Publications about Edmund L Epstein
Publications by Edmund L Epstein
Publications by Edmund L Epstein, published posthumously.
Most widely held works about Edmund L Epstein
Most widely held works by Edmund L Epstein
Lord of the flies by William Golding( Book )
40 editions published between 1954 and 2016 in English and held by 3,567 libraries worldwide
The classic tale of a group of English school boys who are left stranded on an unpopulated island, and who must confront not only the defects of their society but the defects of their own nature. Lord of the Flies remains as provocative today as when it was first published in 1954, igniting passionate debate with its startling, brutal portrait of human nature. Though critically acclaimed, it was largely ignored upon its initial publication. Yet soon it became a cult favorite among both students and literary critics who compared it to J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye in its influence on modern thought and literature. Labeled a parable, an allegory, a myth, a morality tale, a parody, a political treatise, even a vision of the apocalypse, Lord of the Flies has established itself as a true classic
The ordeal of Stephen Dedalus; the conflict of the generations in James Joyce's A portrait of the artist as a young man by Edmund L Epstein( Book )
12 editions published between 1971 and 1973 in English and held by 949 libraries worldwide
A Starchamber quiry : a James Joyce centennial volume, 1882-1982 ( Book )
15 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 687 libraries worldwide
Work in progress : Joyce centenary essays ( Book )
7 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 660 libraries worldwide
Language and style by Edmund L Epstein( Book )
25 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in English and held by 645 libraries worldwide
First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
Mythic worlds, modern words : on the art of James Joyce by Joseph Campbell( Book )
13 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and held by 621 libraries worldwide
At Shakespeare and Co., at 12 rue de l'Odeon. "I went around there in high academic indignation. And she gave me the clues to how to read it. And there you have it, how it changed my career." Campbell moved through the labyrinth of Joyce's creation for sixty years - writing, lecturing, reading Joyce's works to his students and to audiences nationwide, using as tools of analysis depth psychology, comparative religion, anthropology, and art history. His lectures and
A skeleton key to Finnegans wake : unlocking James Joyce's masterwork by Joseph Campbell( Book )
7 editions published between 1944 and 2013 in English and held by 421 libraries worldwide
Page by page, chapter by chapter, [this book] outlines the basic action of [Finnegans Wake], simplifies and clarifies the complex web of images and illusions, and provides an understandable continuous narrative from which the reader can venture out on his own. -Dust jacket
A guide through Finnegans wake by Edmund L Epstein( Book )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 275 libraries worldwide
The language of African literature ( Book )
6 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 211 libraries worldwide
"In this anthology, some of the most prolific and widely-read African novelists are analyzed - by some of the most advanced African linguists - from two divergent but mutually illuminating perspectives: a sophisticated linguistic and cultural analysis of their works as world-class literary products; and a "cross-cultural" analysis of the rich influence of one (or more) of the over-3,000 indigenous African languages on the English-language writing style of these African authors."--Jacket
Pincher Martin by William Golding( Book )
3 editions published between 1956 and 1966 in English and held by 165 libraries worldwide
The sole survivor of a torpedoed destroyer is miraculously cast up on a huge, barren rock in mid-Atlantic. Pitted against him are the sea, the sun, the night cold, and the terror of his isolation. At the core of this raging tale of physical and psychological violence lies Christopher Martin's will to live as the sum total of his life
Women's language and style ( Book )
3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 152 libraries worldwide
The James Joyce review ( serial )
in English and held by 148 libraries worldwide
Linguistics and English prosody by Edmund L Epstein( Book )
8 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 147 libraries worldwide
A critical analysis of chapters one to twenty-six of the Targum to the Book of Job by Edmund L Epstein( Book )
10 editions published between 1941 and 1999 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
The paradox of Holocaust humor: Comedy that illuminates tragedy by Alice M Solomon( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
The use of humor in Holocaust art has provoked fervent debate. On one side are those who denounce it in the belief that it misrepresents the event and disrespects its victims. On the other side are those who believe that humor, especially in its darkest form, is uniquely suited to the representation of an event so inherently absurd and terrifying. This dissertation supports the latter position. It begins with an overview of humor theory, citing, among others, Hobbes, Kant, Freud, Bakhtin, and Des Pres. Humor is shown to be both a defense against persecution and a force for resistance and rebellion. The problematic aspects of memory, witnessing, and giving testimony are considered within the context of attempting to reconstruct history. The dissertation goes on to discuss the special nature of Jewish humor, which often focuses on the gap between the ideal of the Jews as a chosen people and the reality of Jewish historical experience. Following this are discussions of specific works--the first among them Kurt Vonnegut's Mother Night. Central to this novel is the kind of moral ambiguity so often present in Holocaust narrative. The protagonist, a self-proclaimed apolitical man, accepts a job spying for the Allies; yet the job involves broadcasting inflammatory anti-Semitic propaganda. In Mother Night Vonnegut addresses the importance of behaving responsibly. The central figure in Leslie Epstein's King of the Jews, based on the head of the Lodz Ghetto Jewish Council, is enveloped in moral ambiguity, as well. Is he an egomaniacal tyrant interested only in self-glorification and in wielding power, or is he himself only a victim, trying to do his best under impossible circumstances? Next to be considered are the works of three Second-Generation authors: Art Spiegelman, Michael Chabon, and Thane Rosenbaum. It is shown that all three use humor, as well as magic, to respond to their Holocaust legacies. The transmission of memory and the phenomenon of secondhand witnessing are examined in this chapter. Finally, the dissertation addresses five film comedies that touch upon the Holocaust in varying degrees: The Great Dictator, To Be or Not to Be, The Producers, Seven Beauties, and Life Is Beautiful . It is shown that each one, through the use of very different types of humor, moved us forward in our ability to confront and contemplate a subject that remains largely incomprehensible
Lord of the Flies ... With a biographical and critical note by E.L. Epstein. [With a portrait.] by William Golding( Book )
1 edition published in 1959 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
The James Joyce review ( file )
in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Linguistics and English prosody [by] Edmund L. Epstein and Terence Hawkes. With an introd. by Henry Lee Smith by Edmund L Epstein( Book )
1 edition published in 1959 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The James Joyce review ( serial )
in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Ordeal of Stephen Dedalus by Edmund L Epstein( Book )
2 editions published in 1971 in Undetermined and English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
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Epstein, E. L.
Epstein, E. L. (Edmund L.)
Epstein, Edmund L.
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