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Socken, Paul 1945-

Works: 16 works in 76 publications in 2 languages and 4,323 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Fiction  Concordances  Bibliography 
Roles: Editor, Author
Classifications: PN56.I64, 801.3
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The edge of the precipice : why read literature in the digital age? ( Book )
11 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 557 libraries worldwide
"Can a case be made for reading literature in the digital age? Does literature still matter in this era of instant information? Is it even possible to advocate for serious, sustained reading with all manner of social media distracting us, fragmenting our concentration, and demanding short, rapid communication? In The Edge of the Precipice, Paul Socken brings together a thoughtful group of writers, editors, philosophers, librarians, archivists, and literary critics from Canada, the US, France, England, South Africa, and Australia to contemplate the state of literature in the twenty-first century. Including essays by outstanding contributors such as Alberto Manguel, Mark Kingwell, Lori Saint-Martin, Sven Birkerts, Katia Grubisic, Drew Nelles, and J. Hillis Miller, this collection presents a range of perspectives about the importance of reading literature today." ---Book jacket
The myth of the lost paradise in the novels of Jacques Poulin by Paul Socken( Book )
5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 223 libraries worldwide
This study presents the universal myth of the lost paradise in the first seven novels of the Quebecois writer Jacques Poulin and examines the way in which Poulin has adapted the myth for his own purposes. Each of Poulin's novels has at its center a creation narrative - or a series of creation narratives - which evokes an idealized world. The properties of this idealized world are inner peace and harmonious relationships which result from the search for an understanding of the self. The contrast between the ideal and the world in which the characters operate creates a tone of nostalgia and melancholy which recalls the image of a lost paradise, a world of perfection that once existed. In recalling the myth, Poulin's work is undeniably ancient - but it is also as modern as the world whose assumptions it must represent. Paul G. Socken shows that Poulin gains his authority by bridging converse realities. Socken analyzes the shape and direction of Poulin's creation narratives as they evolve in the novels and demonstrates their presence from the earliest quasi-political Un cheval pour mon royaume to the highly introspective Le Vieux Chagrin. The novels move from an outer-directed concept of the lost paradise as a state to be attained beyond the self to a sense of the lost paradise as the kingdom within, achievable first on the individual level as self-knowledge and only afterwards on the social level. Poulin introduces the theme of the soul and his personal concept of it, as the soul for him is proof of the inner life that embodies the qualities of tranquility and tenderness associated with the lost paradise. Lost paradise literature is universal and timeless. Poulin's portrayal is placed in historical context so that his contribution to the genre can be fully appreciated. Referring to studies by such critics as Mircea Eliade, Northrop Frye, Jerome S. Bruner, and Jack J. Boies, Socken demonstrates how Poulin's use of the myth reflects a modern tendency toward the personalization and internalization of myth. He further shows how Poulin puts his own stamp on the myth in moving from abstract and transcendent models to one person's resolution of the quest for the lost paradise at a given time and place. This resolution is not so much an attempt to recapture the former state of perfection as it is a voyage of personal discovery and inner growth - the acquisition of insight. Poulin's success in his quest for the lost paradise is partial, fragile, and problematic, and expresses the dilemma of the modern writer operating in a world of uncertainty and shifting values
Intimate strangers : the letters of Margaret Laurence & Gabrielle Roy by Margaret Laurence( Book )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 206 libraries worldwide
Myth and morality in "Alexandre Chenevert" by Gabrielle Roy by Paul Socken( Book )
6 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 122 libraries worldwide
Why study Talmud in the twenty-first century? : the relevance of the ancient Jewish text to our world by Paul Socken( Book )
6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 122 libraries worldwide
The Talmud is the repository of thousands of years of Jewish wisdom. It is a conglomerate of law, legend, and philosophy, a blend of unique logic and shrewd pragmatism, of history and science, of anecdotes and humor. Unfortunately, its sometimes complex subject matter often seems irrelevant in today's world. In this edited volume, sixteen eminent North American and Israeli scholars from several schools of Jewish thought grapple with the text and tradition of Talmud, talking personally about their own reasons for studying it. Each of these scholars and teachers believes that Talmud is indispe
The French they never taught you : tips for teachers and advanced students by J. J Binamé( Book )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 122 libraries worldwide
Aaron : a novel by Yves Thériault( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 113 libraries worldwide
Publié en 1954 puis revu et corrigé en 1957, ##Aaron## est le quatrième roman d'Yves Thériault. À travers l'histoire d'un jeune Juif, l'auteur, dans un de ses très rares livres ayant pour cadre Montréal, "poursuit son étude des minorités et des rapports d'un individu avec sa communauté". Une oeuvre réussie, où Montréal et la multitude qui l'habite sont admirablement rendus. Préface intitulée "Cinquante ans après", p. vii-xiii. L'édition regroupe autour de la version officielle (de 1957) l'avant-texte radiophonique de 1952, la première édition de 1954 et l'adaptation télévisuelle de 1958. Jugements, critiques, chronologie, bibliographie sélective. Postace écrite par Laurent Mailhot pour l'édition publiée chez Quinze en 1980, p. 445-459. [SDM]
Concordance de Bonheur d'occasion de Gabrielle Roy by Paul Socken( Book )
8 editions published in 1982 in French and English and held by 67 libraries worldwide
Gabrielle Roy aujourd'hui ( Book )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in French and English and held by 55 libraries worldwide
Gabrielle Roy : an annotated bibliography by Paul Socken( Book )
4 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 42 libraries worldwide
Patrimoines : la francophonie en Amérique du Nord by Ann Dubé( Book )
4 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in French and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Entre fleuve et rivière : correspondance entre Gabrielle Roy et Margaret Laurence by Gabrielle Roy( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 15 libraries worldwide
Gabrielle Roy : hommage ( Book )
3 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in French and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Huit articles (appelés "analyses" dans le sommaire, dont trois sur ##Bonheur d'occasion##; un sur ##Alexandre Chenevert##, ##La montagne secrète## et ##Ces enfants de ma vie##. Un conte pour enfant inédit de G. Roy (six pages). Un essai bibliographique intitulé "5 ans d'études sur Gabrielle Roy (1979-1984)", p. 597-609. Un essai biographique par François Ricard, p. 441-455
The influence of physical and social environment on character in the novels of gabrielle roy by Paul Socken( Book )
4 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Gabrielle Roy aujourd'hui/today by Paul Socken( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in French and English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Intimate Strangers The Margaret Laurence-Gabrielle Roy Letters by Paul Socken( Computer File )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
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