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Valdés, Mario J.

Works: 86 works in 688 publications in 4 languages and 15,324 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Reference works  Interviews  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Experimental fiction  Religious fiction  Pictorial works  Chronologies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, htt, Publisher, Author of introduction, Redactor, Correspondent, Contributor
Classifications: PQ6639.N3, 863.62
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Most widely held works about Mario J Valdés
Most widely held works by Mario J Valdés
A Ricoeur reader : reflection and imagination by Paul Ricœur( )

27 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in English and held by 2,029 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Ricoeur is one of the most important modern literary theorists and a philosopher of world renown. This collection brings together his published articles, papers, reviews, and interviews that focus on literary theory and criticism. The first of four sections includes early pieces that explore the philosophical foundations for a post-structural hermeneutics. The second contains reviews and essays in which Ricoeur engages in debate over some of the central themes of literary theory, including figuration/configuration and narrativity. In the third section are later essays on post-structuralist hermeneutics, and in the fourth, interviews in which he discusses text, language, and myths. Mario Valdés provides an introduction to the literary theories of Paul Ricoeur and the works in this collection particularly. He also includes a complete bibliography of Ricoeur's works that have appeared in English
Hermeneutics of poetic sense : critical studies of literature, cinema, and cultural history by Mario J Valdés( )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 1,633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his earlier books, Shadows in the Cave (1982) and Phenomenological Hermeneutics and the Study of Literature (1987), Mario Valdes laid the foundation for his phenomenological-hermeneutic approach to literary criticism. With this book he continues the development of his ideas, using his views of literature, cinema, and art to unravel what he calls 'the imaginative configuration of the world, the cultural phenomenon of making sense, poetic sense, of life.'
Cultural hermeneutics : essays after Unamuno and Ricoeur by Mario J Valdés( )

12 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Cultural Hermeneutics, Mario J. Valdés offers a synthesis of the hermeneutic philosophies of Miguel de Unamuno and Paul Ricoeur, a dialectical method that has formed the basis for many of Valdés' own studies in comparative literature. As Valdés explains in these insightful essays, what Unamuno and Ricoeur shared in their hermeneutic studies was a theory of interpretation in which the meaning of a work of art comes into existence through the dialectical relationship between its creator and its readers, listeners, or viewers. Contextualizing this hermeneutic concept as it appears in the works of both philosophers, Cultural Hermeneutics presents the basis for a profound understanding of the arts."-
Interpretation of narrative : [papers] by Mario J Valdés( Book )

33 editions published between 1976 and 2019 in English and held by 843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains an edited selection of the papers read at the International Colloquium on Interpretation of Narrative held at the University of Toronto, 24 to 27 March 1976 by the Graduate Programme in Comparative Literature. The papers in the first part all deal with the methodology of text-oriented criticism; the papers in the second brng to the discussion a fundamental agreement and acceptance of the hermeneutic method and reception theory. It is most fitting that these proceedings should end with an attempt to find the holistic identity of interpretation of narrative. The papers in the third part were prepared for the colloquium and were published in part afterwards in Critical Inquiry and each assisted in the inquiry
Identity of the literary text by Mario J Valdés( Book )

14 editions published between 1985 and 2019 in English and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book brings together, in the spirit of dialogue, the arguments on both sides of the most important issue in literary criticism today. It will be of interest to all concerned with textual theory, regardless of which literature are considered
Mist : a tragicomic novel by Miguel de Unamuno( Book )

117 editions published between 1969 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La realidad supuesta de Niebla es la de un caso patológico en busca de su ser a través del diálogo, pero el autor ha organizado esta anécdota en un juego de espejos, un laberinto de apariencias y simulacros donde al final lo único real es el propio acto de lectura que estamos realizando, en el que Unamuno da a sus lectores importancia de re-creadores, de eslabón final de la cadena narrativa
Death in the literature of Unamuno by Mario J Valdés( Book )

24 editions published between 1964 and 1966 in English and held by 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literary cultures of Latin America : a comparative history( Book )

28 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In three volumes of expert, innovative scholarship, Literary Cultures of Latin America offers a multidisciplinary reference on one of the most distinctive literary cultures in the world. In topically arranged articles written by a team of international scholars, Literary Cultures of Latin America explores the shifting problems that have arisen across national borders, geographic regions, time periods, linguistic systems, and cultural traditions in literary history. Bucking the tradition of focusing almost exclusively on the great canons of literature, this unique reference work casts its net wider, exploring pop culture, sermons, scientific essays, and more. While collaborators are careful to note that these volumes offer only a snapshot of the diverse body of Latin American literature, Literary Cultures of Latin America highlights unique cultural perspectives that have never before received academic attention. Comprised of signed articles each with complete bibliographies, this unique reference also takes into account relevant political, anthropological, economic, geographic, historical, demographic, and sociological research in order to understand the full context of each community's literature
An Unamuno source book; a catalogue of readings and acquisitions, with an introductory essay on Unamuno's dialectical enquiry by Mario J Valdés( Book )

18 editions published between 1973 and 2019 in English and French and held by 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miguel de Unamuno (d. 1936), one of the most influential of modern Spanish writers and thinkers, has been described as Spain's richest mind of the twentieth century. This book provides a bibliography of the approximately 5,700 books in his private library in Salamanca and includes most of his readings and acquisitions. Also listed are at least 2,000 more books from a personal catalogue kept by Unamuno, which have been collated with the present collection. Since Unamuno read in vast and indiscriminate quantities, an organized approach to his library is essential for determining the full dimensions of his intellectual stimulation. An introductory essay by Mario J. Valdes makes an original contribution to the study of Unamuno by analysing intensively the methodology used in his readings, and relating them to his thought. This source book provides answers to many diverse questions about Unamuno and his works, for example: Which newspapers did Unamuno write in? How interested was he in literature from the United States? Did he read Kierkegaard in Spanish? What about Kant? Did he read Catalan? An appendix correlates the catalogue of readings to the Vergara edition of Unamuno's Obras completas
Approaches to teaching García Márquez's One hundred years of solitude by María Elena de Valdés( Book )

9 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in English and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shadows in the cave : a phenomenological approach to literary criticism based on Hispanic texts by Mario J Valdés( )

14 editions published between 1982 and 2019 in English and French and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Valdes presents a theory of literary criticism based on phenomenological philosophy - primarily the work of Husserl, Ingarden, Merleau-Ponty, and Ricoeur. His basic argument is that literary texts are inexhaustible sources of imaginative creativity for their readers, and, further, that this openness does not inhibit serious commentary but rather enhances the critic's possibilities of exchange, dialogue, and intellectual enrichment. He argues for a system of classification of narrative texts according to phenomenological principles in which form is considered as a heuristic device established for the purpose of understanding the nature of literary expression. The only critical approach he holds to be untenable is that which lays claim to a definitive interpretation of a text, for such an approach would mean the death of the literary text as a creative source. Valdes' presentation progresses from a statement of premises, through the construction of a critical approach, to a concluding historical generalization about literature. To introduce the richness of the Hispanic literatures and to elaborate an historical overview of one literary tradition, he has chosen to examine texts from Hispanic literatures exclusively, notably those of Unamuno and Cervantes
Phenomenological hermeneutics and the study of literature by Mario J Valdés( )

17 editions published between 1987 and 2019 in English and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the intensity of current theoretical debates, critics and students of literature are sometimes in danger of losing sight of the most basic principles and presuppositions of their discipline, of the underlying connections between attitudes to truth and the study of literature. Aware of this danger, Mario Valdés has taken up the challenge of retracing the historical and philosophical background of his own approach to literature, the application of phenomenological philosophy to the interpretation of texts. Phenomenological hermeneutics, Valdés reminds us, participates in a long-standing tradition of textual commentary that originates in the Renaissance and achieves full force in the work of Giambattista Vico by the middle of the eighteenth century. Valdés characterizes this tradition as the embodiment of a relational rather than an absolutist epistemology: its practitioners do not seek fixed and exclusive meanings in texts but regard the literary work of art as an experience that is shared within a community of readers and commentators, and enriched by the historical continuity of that community. Valdés demonstrates the vigour of the tradition and community he has inherited in a brief survey of such relational commentators as Vico, Juan Luis Vives, Wilhelm von Humboldt, Unamuno, Croce, and Collingwood. He elaborates the contemporary contribution of phenomenological hermeneutics to the tradition, referring particularly to the work of Paul Ricoeur. In arguing for a living and evolving community of criticism, he contests both the historicist imposition of closure on texts and the radical scepticism of the deconstructionists. And in reading of works by Octavio Paz and Jorge Luis Borges, he offers a model for the continuing celebration of the living literary text
World-making : the literary truth-claim and the interpretation of texts by Mario J Valdés( )

15 editions published between 1991 and 2019 in English and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In literary texts writers express their views on a great variety of issues, some of which they take seriously, others of which they treat with levity. Even in those statements to which cultural circumstances assign a transcendent meaning there is a wide range of commitment from marginal to central concern in the discursive context. Mario J. Valdés calls these assertions truth-claims. Drawing on the works of a wide range of authors, including Proust, Tolstoy, Woolf, Lorca, Solzhenitsyn, and Fowles, Valdés explores the phenomenon of truth-claims from two perspectives. One, textual semantics, deal with the content of a given truth-claim; the other, hermeneutics, is concerned with the reader's interpretation of the truth-claim. In the reading of the text the subject making the truth-claim is not the author or a collective abstraction but rather an enunciating voice or voices. The subject enacting the truth-claim is the reader in his or her textual encounter with the discourse. Everything that happens in a text is recognizable and ultimately knowable because it is made possible as a world constituted through language by a reader. The subject-matter of truth-claims is therefore not the physical data of the world that corresponds to the statement, but rather the reader's accessibility and relationship to those data within the lived world of language
San Manuel Bueno, mártir by Miguel de Unamuno( Book )

126 editions published between 1973 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the local Catholic priest in fictional Valverde de Lucerna, Spain, as told through the eyes of Angela, one of the townspeople
A Ricoeur reader : reflection and imagination by Mario J Valdés( )

7 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mario Valdés provides an introduction to the literary theories of Paul Ricoeur and the works in this collection particularly. He also includes a complete bibliography of Ricoeur's works that have appeared in English
Rethinking literary history : a dialogue on theory by Linda Hutcheon( Book )

14 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection of five essays by major scholars reconsiders various aspects of literary history, including key questions in contemporary literary theory such as the idea of nations and nationalism, racial memory, and colonialism and postcolonialism. Some twenty years ago, when the influence of poststructuralist theory became predominant in literary theory, traditional literary history was pushed to the margins by critiques of its teleological assumptions and uncritical acceptance of Eurocentric ideologies. In Rethinking Literary History, five major scholars, practicing literary historians and literary theorists, revisit literary history, deploying the strategies developed in literary and cultural studies over the past two decades." "The authors provide synoptic and wide-ranging discussions of each issue, and the interchange between the various authors in which they reflect on, argue with, and "rethink" each other's formulations reinforces the dialogic structure of the volume. A substantial afterword by a leading scholar rounds out the notable arguments contained in this book, a must-have for literary theorists and historians."--Jacket
Rethinking literary history-- comparatively by Mario J Valdés( Book )

8 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collaborative historiography : a comparative literary history of Latin America by Linda Hutcheon( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comparative literary history as discourse : in honor of Anna Balakian by Mario J Valdés( Book )

12 editions published in 1992 in English and French and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inter-American literary relations = Rapports litteraires inter-Americains by International Comparative Literature Association( Book )

6 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Hermeneutics of poetic sense : critical studies of literature, cinema, and cultural historyCultural hermeneutics : essays after Unamuno and RicoeurIdentity of the literary textMist : a tragicomic novelLiterary cultures of Latin America : a comparative historyApproaches to teaching García Márquez's One hundred years of solitudeSan Manuel Bueno, mártir
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Mario J. Valdés VIAF[79018590] LCAuth[n80060692]

Valdés, M. J.

Valdés, M. J 1934-

Valdés, M. J. 1934-2020

Valdés, M. J. 1934- (Mario J.)

Valdés, M. J. (Mario J.)

Valdés, M. J. (Mario J.), 1934-

Valdés, Mario

Valdés, Mario 1934-

Valdés, Mario 1934-2020

Valdés, Mario J.

Valdés, Mario J., 1934-

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