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Morson, Gary Saul 1948-

Works: 45 works in 221 publications in 3 languages and 10,519 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Fiction  Sources  Conference papers and proceedings  Diaries  Romance fiction  Forecasts  Biography  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Compiler, Publishing director
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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 )
18 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and held by 720 libraries worldwide
Narrative and freedom : the shadows of time by Gary Saul Morson( Book )
15 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 )
16 editions published between 1981 and 1990 in English and held by 519 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 505 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 )
14 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 496 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 491 libraries worldwide
Rethinking Bakhtin : extensions and challenges ( Book )
11 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 472 libraries worldwide
The words of others : from quotations to culture by Gary Saul Morson( Book )
11 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 380 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 held by 349 libraries worldwide
Cents and sensibility : what economics can learn from the humanities by Gary Saul Morson( Book )
8 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 342 libraries worldwide
Economists often act as if their methods explain all human behavior. But in Cents and Sensibility, an eminent literary critic and a leading economist make the case that the humanities, especially the study of literature, offer economists ways to make their models more realistic, their predictions more accurate, and their policies more effective and just. Gary Saul Morson and Morton Schapiro trace the connection between Adam Smith's great classic, The Wealth of Nations, and his less celebrated book on The Theory of Moral Sentiments, and contend that a few decades later Jane Austen invented her groundbreaking method of novelistic narration in order to give life to the empathy that Smith believed essential to humanity. Morson and Schapiro argue that Smith's heirs include Austen, Anton Chekhov, and Leo Tolstoy as well as John Maynard Keynes and Milton Friedman. Economists need a richer appreciation of behavior, ethics, culture, and narrative-all of which the great writers teach better than anyone. Cents and Sensibility demonstrates the benefits of a freewheeling dialogue between economics and the humanities by addressing a wide range of problems drawn from the economics of higher education, the economics of the family, and the development of poor nations. It offers new insights about everything from the manipulation of college rankings to why some countries grow faster than others. At the same time, the book shows how looking at real-world problems can revitalize the study of literature itself
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 207 libraries worldwide
The fabulous future? : America and the world in 2040 by Morton Owen Schapiro( Book )
7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 130 libraries worldwide
"Will the future be one of economic expansion, greater tolerance, liberating inventions, and longer, happier lives? Or do we face economic stagnation, declining quality of life, and a techno-logically enhanced totalitarianism worse than any yet seen? "The Fabulous Future? America and the World in 2040 "draws its inspi-ration from a more optimistic time, and tome, "The Fabulous Fu-ture: America in 1980," in which "Fortune "magazine celebrated its twenty-fifth anniversary by publishing the predictions of thought leaders of its time. In the present volume, the world's leading specialists from di-verse fields project developments in their areas of expertise, from religion and the media to the environment and nanotechnology. Will we be happier, and what exactly does happiness have to do with our economic future? Where is higher education heading and how should it develop? And what is the future of prediction itself? These exciting essays provoke sharper questions, reflect unexpectedly on one another, and testify to our present anxieties about the surprising world to come."--Publisher description
Prosaics and other provocations : empathy, open time, and the novel by Gary Saul Morson( Book )
9 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 79 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 68 libraries worldwide
"The essential entries from Fyodor Dostoevsky's complete Diary, called his boldest experiment in literary form, are now available in this abridged edition; it is a uniquely encyclopedic forum of fictional and nonfictional genres. A Writer's Diary began as a column in a literary journal, but by 1876 Dostoevsky was able to bring it out as a complete monthly publication with himself as the editor, publisher, and sole contributor, postponing work on The Brothers Karamazov to do so." "The Diary's radical format was matched by the extreme range of its contents. In a single frame it incorporated an astonishing variety of material: short stories; humorous sketches; reports on sensational crimes; historical predictions; portraits of famous people; autobiographical pieces; and plans for stories, some of which were never written while others appeared later in the Diary itself. A range of authorial and narrative voices and stances and an elaborate scheme of allusions and cross-references preserve and present Dostoevsky's conception of his work as a literary whole." "Culled from the two-volume set, this abridged edition of A Writer's Diary includes a new introduction by editor Gary Saul Morson." --Book Jacket
Russian formalist criticism : four essays by Lee T Lemon( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 57 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 held by 8 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names

controlled identity Chudo, Alicia

Chudo Alicia 1948-....
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 (170)
Spanish (2)
French (1)
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