ISBN: 9781847494719
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Humanistic Existentialism

Author: Hazel Estella Barnes
Editor: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803252295
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Click for larger cover scan Humanistic Existentialism The Literature of Possibility Paper: 1959, X, 419, CIP.LC 59-11732 ISBN: 0-8032-5229-3 Price: $29.95 University of Nebraska Press -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "This study in humanistic existentialism is highly informative as well as entertaining. It is a scholarly, detailed analysis of the literary art, the philosophical ideas, and the psychologies of Albert Camus, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Simone de Beauvoir. It is also a competent effort to explain the positive implications for the theory of freedom and possibility which lie half buried under this literature of nothingness, alienation, and absurdity. . . . Miss Barnes makes thoroughly enjoyable reading of a subject-matter which might have seemed forbidding."--Herbert W. Schneider, Journal of Philosophy. "Recommended unqualifiedly as the most thorough and reliable exposition of the works of Sartre, Camus, and de Beauvoir to have appeared in this country."--Willard Colston, Chicago Sun-Times. "Those who want a real understanding of existentialism instead of the usual superficial generalizations are certain to gain it from this book."--Walter Kaufmann, The American Scholar. "The book captures much of the forlorn dark grandeur of the existentialist vision of the human condition."--Yale Review. "The philosophy of Sartre is presented accurately and with rare elegance and simplicity. . . . The section on psychoanalysis compares Sartre to Freud, then to Horney and Fromm, then to the phenomenologists. The treatment is fair-minded and careful."--Robert Champigny, L'Esprit Crateur.

Rebellion Death And Aesthetics In Italy

Author: David Del Principe
Editor: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
ISBN: 9780838636381
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In this book, author David Del Principe asks whether unspeakable truths in their works kept an entire generation of nineteenth-century Italian writers known as the "scapigliati" at the margins of Italian literary life and sparked critics to deride the movement known as Scapigliatura. It is coincidental that issues and themes submerged in their graveyard poetics - physical and psychic transference, sexual identity, vampirism, the supernatural, androgyny, and decadence - have become controversial at the turn of another century while literary and cultural interest in Scapigliatura has reemerged? Scapigliatura, the term that Cletto Arrighi chose to characterize the literary movement led by Ugo Tarchetti, Carlo Dossi, Emilio Praga, Camillo and Arrigo Boito, Giovanni Faldella, Giovanni Camerana, and others, took place in Milan and Turin in the 1860s and 1870s. As social and political visionaries, the "scapigliati" acquired reputations as consummate anticonformists, lacing their works with protests against capitalism, Catholicism, and militarism, and living in perpetual conflict with a prospering bourgeoisie. A desperate resolve to flee from cultural, sociopolitical, and literary strangulation instilled an apocalyptic vision and an affinity for self-destruction in the scapigliati. In fact, several of them lived relatively short lives, and Tarchetti's own tormented life has come to exemplify the anguish of the era of Scapigliatura. Although these artists are loosely grouped as a literary movement, the influence of Scapigliatura has been rightfully confirmed in Decadent fin de siecle literature and, arguably, in the twentieth-century historical avant-garde.

Mental Illness In Popular Media

Author: Lawrence C. Rubin
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 0786488638
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Whether in movies, cartoons, commercials, or even fast food marketing, psychology and mental illness remain pervasive in popular culture. In this collection of new essays, scholars from a range of fields explore representations of mental illness and disabilities across various media of popular culture. Contributors address how forms of psychiatric disorder have been addressed in film, on stage, and in literature, how popular culture genres are utilized to communicate often confusing and conflicted relationships with the mentally ill, and how popular cultures around the world reflect mental ill.

The Formation Of A National Audience In Italy 1750 1890

Author: Gabriella Romani
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1611478014
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This book analyzes the process of cultural production and consumption in late-eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Italy and the ways in which authors, composers, publishers, performers, journalists, and editors engage with the anxieties and aspirations of their diverse audiences.

Reading Stephen Sondheim

Author: Sandor Goodhart
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1136525955
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First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Author: Igino Ugo Tarchetti
Editor: Edizioni Mondadori
ISBN: 8852036733
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Bebop And Nothingness Jazz And Pop At The End Of The Century

Author: Francis Davis
Editor: Schirmer Trade Books
ISBN: 0857127667
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An informative and insightful collection of essays from Francis Davis. Davis prefers artists who push at the avant-garde edges, who refuse to accept the status quo. This collection of influential writings again focuses on these hard-to-catergorize heroes, from Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Michael Jackson and Barbra Streisand,to Art Pepper, Tony Bennett, Les Paul Don Byron and many more.

The Happiest Corpse I Ve Ever Seen

Author: Ethan Mordden
Editor: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466893443
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For Ethan Mordden, the closing night of the hit musical, 42nd St. sounded the death knell of the art form of the Broadway musical. After that, big orchestras, real voices, recognizable books and intelligent lyrics went out the window in favor of cats, helicopters, yodeling Frenchmen, and the roof of the Paris Opera. Mordden takes us through the aftermath of the days of the great Broadway musical. From the long-running Cats to Miss Saigon, Phantom, and Les Miserables, to gems like The Producers, he is unsparing in his look at the remains of the day. Not content to scold the shows' creators, Mordden takes on the critics, too, splaying their bodies across the Great White Way like Sweeney Todd giving a close shave. Once more, it's "curtain going up," but Mordden is not applauding.

La Terra Di Sopra

Author: Fosca D'Agostino
Editor: Attilio Fortini
ISBN: 8899819769
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Gorizia 1499, Lorenzo è figlio del capitano Guglielmo Della Valle, morto in pellegrinaggio per espiare una colpa: aver causato la morte di Brigitta, una giovane del luogo. Giunge da Firenze per incombenze di carattere ereditario, ma anche per scoprire come si sono svolti i fatti, e per saperne di più su suo padre, che aveva abbandonato la famiglia anni prima. Qui trova Mainardo, amico d’infanzia, e Rodolfo, pupillo di Guglielmo, che da subito gli mostra ostilità. Ma non è l’unico. Lorenzo viene così coinvolto in una serie di intrighi, delitti e misteri. Chi sono le dee del fato che tessono il suo destino? Chi lo sta proteggendo da pericoli e macchinazioni? Che ruolo ha l’atropa, “ombra mortale della notte”? E infine, riuscirà a realizzare il suo sogno d’amore per Caterina?