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Comparative criticism : spaces: cities, gardens and wildernesses

This 1996 volume addresses literary theory and criticism, comparative studies in terms of theme, genre movement and influence, and interdisciplinary perspectives. It includes a lapidary account by Geoffrey Hartman of those poets of the Holocaust Paul Celan and Nelly Sachs, whose refusal of traditional imagery is a last fragile link with it.
Print Book, English, 1996
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, Mass, 1996
XVIII, 265 pages : illustrations
9780521571487, 0521571480
List of illustrations; List of contributors; Acknowledgements; Frontispeice: L'Abbé Lorrain de Valmont Curiositez de la Nature et de l'Art, 1705; Editor's introduction: Spaces: an overview; Part I. Cities, Gardens and Wildernesses: 'Breaking with every star': on literary knowledge Geoffrey H. Hartman; The wild man in the forest Anne Barton; Paragone in paradise: translating the garden John Dixon Hunt; Native language Robert Crawford; The city in poetry Edwin Morgan; The city of wo/man: labyrinth, wilderness, garden Gerald Gillespie; The troubadour, the shaman and the palace lady: the cross-currents of desire Patrick Michael Thomas; Part II. Literature, Translation and Performance: What is comparative literature? An inaugural. Weidenfeld Visiting Professorship of European Comparative Literature, 1994–5, University of Oxford George Steiner; Winners of the 1994 BCLA translation competition: First prize: Corinna 'Revelation' a novella, translated from the Hebrew by Betsy Rosenberg with an introduction by Michael Sapir; Second prize: 'The Atli Lay' ad 'The Hamthir Poem', translated from the Old Norse with an introduction by Thor Ewing; Eleven stars over Andalusia: eleven poems translated from the Arabic by Mona Anis and Nigel Ryan; Part III. Essay Reviews: Orientalism, cccidentalism, and the notion of discourse: arguments for a new cosmopolitanism. On Edward Said's Orientalism and Chen Xiaomei's Occidentalism: a Theory of Counter-Discourse in Post-Mao China Douwe Fokkema; Heroic modernism: on Christopher Butler's Early Modernism: Literature, Music and Painting in Europe 1900-16 J. J. White; Books and periodicals received, compiled by Simon James: Bibliography of Comparative Literature in Britain and Ireland compiled by Nicholas Crowe.
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