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Morson, Gary Saul 1948-

Overview
Works: 42 works in 195 publications in 3 languages and 8,530 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Diaries  Conference papers and proceedings  Fiction  Forecasts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Compiler, Publishing director
Classifications: PG2947.B3, 801.950924
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Gary Saul Morson
Publications by Gary Saul Morson
Most widely held works by Gary Saul Morson
Mikhail Bakhtin : creation of a prosaics by Gary Saul Morson( Book )
17 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and held by 719 libraries worldwide
Narrative and freedom : the shadows of time by Gary Saul Morson( Book )
13 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 554 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
The boundaries of genre : Dostoevsky's Diary of a writer and the traditions of literary utopia by Gary Saul Morson( Book )
14 editions published between 1981 and 1990 in English and held by 517 libraries worldwide
Anna Karenina in our time : seeing more wisely by Gary Saul Morson( Book )
12 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 498 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
Hidden in plain view : narrative and creative potentials in "War and peace" by Gary Saul Morson( Book )
13 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 497 libraries worldwide
Bakhtin, essays and dialogues on his work by M. M Bakhtin( Book )
15 editions published between 1978 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 489 libraries worldwide
Rethinking Bakhtin : extensions and challenges ( Book )
11 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 463 libraries worldwide
The words of others : from quotations to culture by Gary Saul Morson( Book )
11 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 372 libraries worldwide
Verbal gems and treasuries -- The market for quotations -- What is an anthology? -- Quotationality and former quotations -- The nature of quotations -- What is a quotation? -- Making a quotation -- What is a misquotation? -- More than words alone -- Mis-misquotations -- How and where quotations live -- Quotations of occasion -- Famous last words -- Epitaphs -- Literary composition and decomposition -- The anthology as literature -- Whole and part
Literature and history : theoretical problems and Russian case studies ( Book )
11 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 352 libraries worldwide
Freedom and responsibility in Russian literature : essays in honor of Robert Louis Jackson ( Book )
7 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 203 libraries worldwide
The long and short of it : from aphorism to novel by Gary Saul Morson( Book )
7 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 201 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
The gambler by Fyodor Dostoyevsky( Book )
4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 189 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."--Jacket
The fabulous future? : America and the world in 2040 ( Book )
4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 124 libraries worldwide
A writer's diary by Fyodor Dostoyevsky( Book )
5 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 77 libraries worldwide
Prosaics and other provocations : empathy, open time, and the novel by Gary Saul Morson( Book )
7 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 72 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
Russian formalist criticism : four essays by Lee T Lemon( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 54 libraries worldwide
Dostoevsky's Diary of a writer threshold art by Gary Saul Morson( Book )
7 editions published between 1974 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 8 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identity Chudo, Alicia

Chudo Alicia 1948-....
Gary Saul Morson American academic
Gary Saul Morson Amerikaans schrijver
Gary Saul Morson amerikansk författare
Gary Saul Morson amerikansk skribent
Morson, Gary S.
Morson, Gary S. 1948-
Sobesednikov, Andrew 1948-
모슨, 게리 솔 1948-
Languages
English (150)
Spanish (2)
French (1)
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