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Morson, Gary Saul 1948-

Works: 42 works in 164 publications in 3 languages and 7,074 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference proceedings  History  Diaries  Love stories  Sources  Domestic fiction  Drama  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Compiler
Classifications: PG3366, 891.733
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Publications about Gary Saul Morson
Publications by Gary Saul Morson
Most widely held works by Gary Saul Morson
The long and short of it from aphorism to novel by Gary Saul Morson( file )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,274 libraries worldwide
This book explores the family of very short literary genres-- aphorisms, witticisms, wise sayings, and other short forms, from the perspective of their world views and the devices that express them
Mikhail Bakhtin : creation of a prosaics by Gary Saul Morson( Book )
16 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and held by 701 libraries worldwide
The words of others : from quotations to culture by Gary Saul Morson( Book )
6 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 594 libraries worldwide
Narrative and freedom : the shadows of time by Gary Saul Morson( Book )
12 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 579 libraries worldwide
Morson asserts that the way we think about the world and narrate events is often in contradiction to the truly eventful and open nature of daily life. Literature, history, and the sciences frequently present experience as if contingency, chance, and the possibility of diverse futures were all illusory. As a result, people draw conclusions or accept ideologies without sufficiently examining their consequences or alternatives. However, says Morson, there is another way to read and construct texts. He explains that most narratives are developed through foreshadowing and "backshadowing" (foreshadowing ascribed after the fact), which tend to reduce the multiplicity of possibilities in each moment. But other literary works try to convey temporal openness through a device he calls "sideshadowing." Sideshadowing suggests that to understand an event is to grasp what else might have happened
Anna Karenina in our time : seeing more wisely by Gary Saul Morson( Book )
11 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 528 libraries worldwide
"In this invigorating new assessment of Anna Karenina, Gary Saul Morson overturns traditional interpretations of the classic novel and shows why readers have misunderstood Tolstoy's characters and intentions. Morson argues that Tolstoy's ideas are far more radical than has been thought. His masterpiece challenges deeply held conceptions of romantic love, the process of social reform, modernization, and the nature of good and evil. By investigating the ethical, philosophical, and social issues with which Tolstoy grappled, Morson finds in Anna Karenina powerful connections with the concerns of today. He proposes that Tolstoy's effort to see the world more wisely can deeply inform our own search for wisdom in the present day."--Jacket
The boundaries of genre : Dostoevsky's Diary of a writer and the traditions of literary utopia by Gary Saul Morson( Book )
12 editions published between 1981 and 1990 in English and held by 512 libraries worldwide
Hidden in plain view : narrative and creative potentials in "War and peace" by Gary Saul Morson( Book )
12 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 490 libraries worldwide
Bakhtin, essays and dialogues on his work by M. M Bakhtin( Book )
13 editions published between 1978 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 476 libraries worldwide
Rethinking Bakhtin : extensions and challenges ( Book )
10 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 454 libraries worldwide
Prosaics and other provocations : empathy, open time, and the novel by Gary Saul Morson( file )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 368 libraries worldwide
This far-ranging study develops Morson's concept of "prosaics," which stresses the importance of ordinary events and the novel's unique ability to portray them. Arguing that time is open and contingency real, Morson develops a "prosaics of process" showing how some masterpieces have found an alternative to structure. His well-known pseudonym Alicia Chudo, the inventor of "misanthropology," explores the disturbing philosophical content of laughter, disgust, and even empathy. Northwestern University's most popular professor, Morson attributes declining student interest in literature to current teaching methods. He argues in favor of showing how literature fosters empathy with people unlike ourselves. Ever playful, Morson explores the relation of games to wit, which expresses the power of the mind to triumph over contingency in the social world
Literature and history : theoretical problems and Russian case studies ( Book )
10 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 346 libraries worldwide
The gambler by Fyodor Dostoyevsky( Book )
4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 199 libraries worldwide
"In this short novel, Fyodor Dostoevsky tells the story of Alexey Ivanovitch, a young tutor working in the household of an imperious Russian general. Alexey tries to break through the wall of the established order in Russia, but instead becomes mired in the endless downward spiral of betting and loss. His intense and inescapable addiction is accentuated by his affair with the General's cruel yet seductive niece, Polina. In The Gambler, Dostoevsky reaches the heights of drama with this psychological portrait."--BOOK JACKET
Freedom and responsibility in Russian literature : essays in honor of Robert Louis Jackson ( Book )
4 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 197 libraries worldwide
A writer's diary by Fyodor Dostoyevsky( Book )
8 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 163 libraries worldwide
Das äTagebuch ...ä enthält Texte verschiedener Art aus den Jahren 1872-1881, darunter Anekdoten, Berichte, Reflexionen, politischer Journalismus und Literaturkritik
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy( Book )
3 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 92 libraries worldwide
Tolstoy's classic tale of love and adultery set against the backdrop of high society in Moscow and Saint Petersburg. A rich and complex masterpiece, the novel charts the disastrous course of a love affair between Anna, a beautiful married woman, and Count Vronsky, a wealthy army officer
Russian formalist criticism : four essays by Lee T Lemon( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 46 libraries worldwide
The emperor redressed critiquing critical theory by Dwight Eddins( file )
1 edition published in 1753 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
There have been signs now, for some time, that poststructuralist hegemony is declining. This book helps us to understand the theoretical flaws that make this decline inevitable. The essays in this volume represent a collective questioning of the poststructuralist ascendancy, and of the assumptions involved therin, by a group of our most prominent scholars. These scholars were charged with examining the truth-value, methodology, practice, and humanistic status of poststructuralist theories and with speculating on what their conclusions portend for the future of theory. T
A writer's diary by Fyodor Dostoyevsky( Book )
4 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Dostoevsky's Diary of a writer : threshold art by Gary Saul Morson( Book )
5 editions published between 1974 and 1982 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
The trace of Judaism : Dostoevsky, Babel, Mandelstam, Levinas by Val Vinokur( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names

controlled identity Chudo, Alicia

Chudo Alicia 1948-....
Morson, Gary S.
Morson, Gary S. 1948-
Sobesednikov, Andrew 1948-
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