Five Fictions In Search Of Truth

Author: Myra Jehlen
Editor: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691171238
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Fiction, far from being the opposite of truth, is wholly bent on finding it out, and writing novels is a way to know the real world as objectively as possible. In Five Fictions in Search of Truth, Myra Jehlen develops this idea through readings of works by Flaubert, James, and Nabokov. She invokes Proust's famous search for lost memory as the exemplary literary process, which strives, whatever its materials, for a true knowledge. In Salammbô, Flaubert digs up Carthage; in The Ambassadors, James plumbs the examined life and touches at its limits; while in Lolita, Nabokov traces a search for truth that becomes a trespass. In these readings, form and style emerge as fiction's means for taking hold of reality, which is to say that they are as epistemological as they are aesthetic, each one emerging by way of the other. The aesthetic aspects of a literary work are just so many instruments for exploring a subject, and the beauty and pleasure of a work confirm the validity of its account of the world. For Flaubert, famously, a beautiful sentence was proven true by its beauty. James and Nabokov wrote on the same assumption--that form and style were at once the origin and the confirmation of a work's truth. In Five Fictions in Search of Truth, Jehlen shows, moreover, that fiction's findings are not only about the world but immanent within it. Literature works concretely, through this form, that style, this image, that word, seeking a truth that is equally concrete. Writers write--and readers read--to discover an incarnate, secular knowledge, and in doing so they enact a basic concurrence between literature and science.

French English Dictionary

Author: C. Hossfeld
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Parisians And Provincials

Author: Alexandre Dumas
Editor: Red Sea Press(NJ)
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In an exciting and productive life, Alexandre Dumas produced a number of novels, plays and poetry, celebrated in France and Europe, some of which were made into films, teledramas, radio plays, etc. Here, for the first time in English is a translation of one of Dumas' forgotten gems, a novella, first published in a French journal in 1885. Set in Dumas' birthplace, Villiers-Cotterets, and amongst the Parisian bourgeoisie of the mid-19th century, it tells the story of romance - the marriage of the merchant bourgeois, prosy and pompous Monsieur Peluche, manufacturer and dealer of artificial fruit and flowers, and his easy going, sporting friend in the country, Madeleine. The former is the father of a beautiful, rosy, innocent daughter, Camille, the latter the father-figure for his dead best friend's son, Henri. Written with a keen sense of irony, satire, and twists in plotting, the novel reveals Dumas' keen eye for romance and also exhibits his interest in matters of race.

New French Dictionary

Author: C. Hossfeld
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A Dictionary Of English Etymology

Author: ..... Hensleigh Wedgwood
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The Backward Look

Author: Angelica Goodden
Editor: Routledge
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Goodden investigates the shifting relation between cognitive or scientific memory and emotional or spiritual recollection in various French writers from the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries.

A Dictionary Of The French And English Languages

Author: Gabriel Surenne
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The New Encyclopaedia Or Universal Dictionary Of Arts And Sciences

Author: Alexander Aitchison
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Laws Of The State Of New York

Author: New York (State)
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Dictionary Of The English And French Languages For General Use With The Accentuation And A Literal Pronunciation Of Every World In Both Languages

Author: William James
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Rumors

Author: L. D. Bergsgaard
Editor: Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 1457512084
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The body of a young woman is discovered buried in the vineyard at St. Peter Seminary. Within hours the Chief Investigator for the Boulder County Sheriff's Office identifies the remains and announces that he'd put the killer behind bars years ago. Case Closed! But did he? Doc Martini follows a trail of rumors and clues that at first cast doubt on the deputy's claim and then point suspicion at the priests living in the protective arms of the seminary. What dark secrets are the Sheriff and the seminary hiding? A dozen or more priests exiled behind the stone walls. Secrets or Rumors? That's the puzzle Doc and his partners must piece together in spite of a local politician intent on keeping some of the pieces off the playing board. Larry D. Bergsgaard retired after nearly thirty years in law enforcement where he served as a Special Agent with the United States Department of Treasury and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. Mr. Bergsgaard's experiences as a law enforcement officer span from SWAT to international corporate fraud inquiries; from dignitary protection to covert operations; from undercover narcotics probes to domestic terrorist investigations. Since retiring, Mr. Bergsgaard volunteers with the Pima County Sheriff's Department. During all those years, Agent Bergsgaard truly was as Theodore Roosevelt termed it, "the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood." Mr. Bergsgaard writes from an inspiring lake view in Northern Minnesota and from a winter home overlooking the splendid Santa Rita Mountains in Southern Arizona. He is the author of the Doc Martini series which has met with outstanding success and comments from readers and critics such as, "this novel elevates Bergsgaard to the level of great espionage writers, the likes of John Le Carre and Fredrick Forsyth." (Ned Lord) "There are writers who aspire to be cops; there are cops who would like to become writers. Rarely is either successful at both. If he was as good at law enforcement as he is at writing, Bergsgaard would appear to be the exception." (Bill Henry)

A Dictionary Of The English Language Abstracted From The Folio Edition Of The Author Fourteenth Edition Corrected Etc

Author: Samuel Johnson
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Six Characters In Search Of An Author And Other Plays

Author: Luigi Pirandello
Editor: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 9780140189223
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Accompanied by two additional plays, presents the classic drama about literature and reality in which six characters involved in their own family drama come to life at a theater in the midst of a rehearsal, insisting that the theatrical company complete their story.

Harper S Magazine

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Improved Modern Pocket Dictionary Of The French And English Languages For The Everyday Purposes Of Travelers And Students

Author: Ferdinand E. A. Gasc
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Internet Retailing

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Harper S New Monthly Magazine

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Harper's Magazine made its debut in June 1850, the brainchild of the prominent New York book-publishing firm Harper & Brothers. Harper's Magazine, the oldest general-interest monthly in America, explores the issues that drive our national conversation, through long-form narrative journalism and essays, and such celebrated features as the iconic Harper's Index. With its emphasis on fine writing and original thought Harper's provides readers with a unique perspective on politics, society, the environment, and culture.