Resistant Essays

Resistant Essays

By: Jesse Bier (author)Hardback

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These selected essays are a broad demonstration of "new critical" techniques that otherwise have been muted in today's criticism. In an attempt to re-establish formal and contextual "perspectivism" in the face of today's reigning relativism and nihilism, the author reaffirms and vindicates techniques which grasp the objective text and meaning. Contents: Stendhal's The Red and the Black: Existential Psychology in a World Class Novel; A Century of War and Peace: Gone, Gone with the Wind; The Bravest Volcano and Under the Boat: The Two Lowrys'; A Lost Canadian Work: James Benson Nablo's The Longest November; The Higher Criticismoor Flash Gordon Revisited; The Masterpieces in Science Fiction: Power or Parody? Cobb and Kubrick: Author and "Auteur" (Paths of Glory as Novel and Film); Writers Don't Know It All; The Sense of Sound; Poe's "The Raven": The Values of Negative Teaching; In Defense of Roth; O'Hara's Appointment of Samarra: His First and Only Real Novel; Jake Barnes, Cockroaches, the Trout in The Sun Also Rises; "Bless You, Chile": Fiedler and "Huck Honey" A Generation Later; Henry James' "The Jolly Corner": The Writer's Fable and the Deeper Matter; Melville's "The Fiddler" Reconsidered; Lapsarians on The Prairie: Cooper's Novel; Weberism, Franklin, and Transcendental Style; Benjamin Franklin: Guilt and TransformationoThe Man Behind the Myth.

About Author

Jesse Bier is Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Montana.

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  • ISBN13: 9780819192714
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 228
  • ID: 9780819192714
  • weight: 454
  • ISBN10: 0819192716

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