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Morson, Gary Saul 1948-

Works: 45 works in 200 publications in 3 languages and 8,841 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Diaries  Romance fiction  Didactic fiction  Sources  Conference papers and proceedings  Forecasts  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Compiler, Publishing director
Classifications: PG3366, 891.733
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Publications about Gary Saul Morson
Publications by Gary Saul Morson
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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 718 libraries worldwide
Narrative and freedom : the shadows of time by Gary Saul Morson( Book )
14 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 556 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 518 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 501 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 496 libraries worldwide
Bakhtin, essays and dialogues on his work by Gary Saul Morson( Book )
15 editions published between 1978 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 490 libraries worldwide
Rethinking Bakhtin : extensions and challenges ( Book )
11 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 466 libraries worldwide
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy( Book )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 417 libraries worldwide
"Tolstoy produced many drafts of Anna Karenina. Crafting and recrafting each sentence with careful intent, he was anything but casual in his use of language. His project, translator Marian Schwartz observes, "was to bend language to his will, as an instrument of his aesthetic and moral convictions." In her magnificent new translation, Schwartz embraces Tolstoy's unusual style - she is the first English language translator ever to do so. Previous translations have departed from Tolstoy's original, "correcting" supposed mistakes and infelicities. But Schwartz uses repetition where Tolstoy does, wields a judicious cliché when he does, and strips down descriptive passages as he does, re-creating his style in English with imagination and skill. Tolstoy's romantic Anna, long-suffering Karenin, dashing Vronsky, and dozens of their family members, friends, and neighbors are among the most vivid characters in world literature. In the thought-provoking Introduction to this volume, Gary Saul Morson provides unusual insights into these characters, exploring what they reveal about Tolstoy's radical conclusions on romantic love, intellectual dishonesty, the nature of happiness, the course of true evil, and more. For readers at every stage - from students first encountering Anna to literary professionals revisiting the novel - this volume will stand as the English reader's clear first choice."--Book description,
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 375 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 205 libraries worldwide
The long and short of it : from aphorism to novel by Gary Saul Morson( Book )
8 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, Bobok [and] A nasty story by Fyodor Dostoyevsky( Book )
4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 188 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 126 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 )
8 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
The diary of a writer by Fyodor Dostoyevsky( Book )
8 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 65 libraries worldwide
This book contains a variety of essays about Pushkin and his place in the world of literature. Discover what his famous Russian contemporary, Fyodor Dostoevsky, thought about him and his work
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
Anna Karenina : a novel in eight parts by Leo Tolstoy( file )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Anna Karenina tells of the doomed love affair between the sensuous and rebellious Anna and the dashing officer, Count Vronsky. Tragedy unfolds as Anna rejects her passionless marriage and must endure the hypocrisies of society. Set against a vast and richly textured canvas of nineteenth-century Russia, the novel's seven major characters create a dynamic imbalance, playing out the contrasts of city and country life and all the variations on love and family happiness. While previous versions have softened the robust, and sometimes shocking, quality of Tolstoy's writing, Pevear and Volokhonsky have produced a translation true to his powerful voice
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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-
English (165)
Spanish (2)
French (1)
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