By Machado De Assis
Machado de Assis (1839-1908) is the nice Brazilian writer of thinker or puppy? and Epitaph of a Small Winner, whose paintings is fashionable by way of writers as assorted as Salman Rushdie, Carlos Fuentes, Woody Allen and Susan Sontag. Taken from his mature interval, those stunning tales echo Poe and Gogol, expect Joyce, and feature been in comparison to the writing of Chekhov, Maupassant and Henry James, but his sleek sensibility and clear-eyed humour stay totally distinctive.
Read Online or Download A Chapter of Hats: Selected Stories PDF
Similar modernism books
James Joyce's disillusion with the e-book of Dubliners in 1914 used to be the results of ten years fighting with publishers, resisting their calls for to take away swear phrases, actual position names and lots more and plenty else, together with complete tales. even supposing merely 24 while he signed his first publishing agreement for the booklet, Joyce already knew its worthy: to change it in anyway might 'retard the process civilisation in Ireland'.
Tracing the creative improvement of well known potter Toshiko Takaezu (1922-2011), this masterful research celebrates and analyzes an artist who held an important position within the post-World struggle II craft circulation in America.
Born in Hawaii of jap descent in 1922, Takaezu labored actively in clay, fiber, and bronze for over sixty years. stimulated by way of midcentury modernism, her paintings remodeled from practical vessels to summary sculptural types and installations. through the years, persevered to attract on a mix of jap and Western recommendations and aesthetics, in addition to her love of the flora and fauna. particularly, Takaezu's vertical closed varieties turned an emblem of her paintings, created via a mixture of wheel-throwing and hand-building suggestions that allowed her to develop her vessels vertically and eased the round regulations of the wheel. as well as her artwork, Takaezu used to be well known for her instructing, together with 20 years at Princeton University.
This superbly illustrated ebook deals the 1st scholarly research of Takaezu's lifestyles paintings and comprises essays by means of Paul Smith, director emeritus of the yankee Craft Museum, and Janet Koplos, former senior editor of paintings in the United States. Jack Lenor Larsen, a cloth fashion designer, writer, collector, and suggest of conventional and modern craftsmanship, offers a foreword.
Jessica Berman demonstrates how modernist narrative connects moral attitudes and tasks to the energetic construction of political relationships and how we think justice. She demanding situations divisions among "modernist" and "committed" writing, arguing continuum of political engagement undergirds modernisms world wide and that it truly is reinforced instead of hindered via formal experimentation.
This booklet examines modernism as a cultural and literary phenomenon. Jewel Spears Brooker distinguishes among teams of modernists, one consisting quite often of exiles and characterised through internationalism and highbrow complexity, the opposite comprising essentially artists who consciously face up to the classy and political traits of the 1st staff.
- Anglo-Irish modernism and the maternal: from Yeats to Joyce
- Modernism and the Rhythms of Sympathy: Vernon Lee, Virginia Woolf, D.H. Lawrence
- Letters of T.S. Eliot, Volume 1: 1898-1922 (Revised Edition)
- In the Company of Strangers: Family and Narrative in Dickens, Conan Doyle, Joyce, and Proust (Modernist Latitudes)
Extra resources for A Chapter of Hats: Selected Stories
Frege, “the father of modern mathematical logic,” and Peirce are usually declared the ﬁrst modern philosophers to focus on the problem of vagueness. Frege created in his 1879 Begriﬀsschrift (Concept-notation) a formal language to avoid ordinary language’s ambiguities. He argued: If it is a question of the truth of something . . We have to throw aside concepts that do not have a meaning . . These are . . such as have vague boundaries. ”59 Frege, and Russell in his wake, turned their backs on ordinary language’s slipperiness in order to address crucial logical questions.
From the James brothers’ “re-instatement of the vague” in philosophy and literary criticism, I will move to demonstrate the ways in which Henry James’s interest in vagueness manifests itself in his ﬁction, speciﬁcally in James’s resistance to marriage plots, investment in vague secrets, and abstract dialogue. I start with James’s ﬁrst novel, Watch and Ward, a text that is under-examined by James critics, perhaps because James himself disowned it. With its happily-ever-married conclusion and virtuous protagonists, Watch and Ward crystallizes the novelistic tradition from which James was turning away.
71) Ramsey’s inﬂuence on Wittgenstein’s philosophical revisions in Philosophical Investigations is undeniable – in the Preface, Wittgenstein notes that “to a degree which I myself am hardly able to estimate,” the changes were instigated “by the criticism which my ideas encountered from Frank Ramsey, with whom I discussed them in innumerable conversations during the last two years of his life” (PI xe). Similarly, Ramsey himself stressed Peirce’s inﬂuence on his own later thought; in “Truth and Probability” (1929), he writes, “What follows to the end of the section is almost entirely based on the writings of C.