Realizing Metaphors: Alexander Pushkin and the Life of the by David M. Bethea

By David M. Bethea

    Readers usually have seemed with interest the inventive lifetime of the poet. during this passionate and authoritative new examine, David Bethea illustrates the relation among the artwork and lifetime of nineteenth-century poet Alexander Pushkin, the critical determine in Russian notion and tradition. Bethea exhibits how Pushkin, at the eve of his two-hundredth birthday, nonetheless speaks to our time. He shows how we as glossy readers may perhaps "realize"— that's, not just grab cognitively, yet consider, experience—the promethean metaphors important to the poet's intensely "sculpted" lifestyles. The Pushkin who emerges from Bethea's portrait is one that, lengthy unknown to English-language readers, heavily resembles the unique either psychologically and artistically.
    Bethea starts off by way of addressing the influential thinkers Freud, Bloom, Jakobson, and Lotman to teach that their premises don't, via themselves, accurately account for Pushkin's psychology of construction or his model of the "life of the poet." He then proposes his personal flexible version of interpreting, and is going directly to sketches the tangled connections among Pushkin and his nice compatriot, the eighteenth-century poet Gavrila Derzhavin. Pushkin at the same time complicated towards and retreated from the shadow of his predecessor as he created notions of poet-in-history and proposal new for his time and totally determinative for the culture thereafter.

Show description

By David M. Bethea

    Readers usually have seemed with interest the inventive lifetime of the poet. during this passionate and authoritative new examine, David Bethea illustrates the relation among the artwork and lifetime of nineteenth-century poet Alexander Pushkin, the critical determine in Russian notion and tradition. Bethea exhibits how Pushkin, at the eve of his two-hundredth birthday, nonetheless speaks to our time. He shows how we as glossy readers may perhaps "realize"— that's, not just grab cognitively, yet consider, experience—the promethean metaphors important to the poet's intensely "sculpted" lifestyles. The Pushkin who emerges from Bethea's portrait is one that, lengthy unknown to English-language readers, heavily resembles the unique either psychologically and artistically.
    Bethea starts off by way of addressing the influential thinkers Freud, Bloom, Jakobson, and Lotman to teach that their premises don't, via themselves, accurately account for Pushkin's psychology of construction or his model of the "life of the poet." He then proposes his personal flexible version of interpreting, and is going directly to sketches the tangled connections among Pushkin and his nice compatriot, the eighteenth-century poet Gavrila Derzhavin. Pushkin at the same time complicated towards and retreated from the shadow of his predecessor as he created notions of poet-in-history and proposal new for his time and totally determinative for the culture thereafter.

Show description

Read Online or Download Realizing Metaphors: Alexander Pushkin and the Life of the Poet PDF

Best russia books

ABBYY Lingvo Большой Англо-Русский Словарь

колл. авторов под общ. рук. В. П. Селегея
Большой англо-русский словарь ABBYY Lingvo
ABBYY Lingvo finished English-Russian Dictionary
83 a hundred thirty five слов и 142 278 значений
М. : ABBYY Press
2010 г.
ISBN 978-5-391-00027-3
60х90 / 8
1426 с.
Твердый переплет
Вес: 3016 г.

Большой англо-русский словарь ABBYY Lingvo — это обновленная версия популярного электронного словаря LingvoUniversal, представленная в бумажном формате.

На сегодняшний день это самый полный из англо-русских словарей по охвату новых слов и значений, появившихся в английском языке в последние годы XX века и в первое десятилетие XXI века. Словарь содержит eighty three a hundred thirty five словарных статей (в том числе 1799 фразовых глаголов), 142 278 лексических значений, а также 31 927 примеров из современных и классических британских и американских текстов. Широко представлена лексика разнообразных стилистических пластов, в том числе разговорная, стилистически сниженная и жаргонная.

Издание предназначено для широкого круга читателей: переводчиков, филологов, лингвистов, преподавателей английского языка, студентов и школьников, а также для всех, кто интересуется английским языком или использует его в своей профессиональной деятельности.

Полную электронную версию словаря можно скачать на сайте www. abbyypress. ru по лицензионному номеру, указанному на форзаце.

Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania: Country Studies

This quantity is one in a continual sequence of books ready through the Federal study department of the Library of Congress lower than the rustic Studies/Area guide application subsidized through the dep. of the Army.

Describes the hunt of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania for self-determination, their fight to reestablish self sufficient statehood, and their makes an attempt to deal with the political, fiscal, and social difficulties confronting them within the Nineteen Nineties.

Extra resources for Realizing Metaphors: Alexander Pushkin and the Life of the Poet

Sample text

Cf. Edmundson, Literature against Philosophy, 195: "Criticism now often assumes that the correct procedure exclusively entails the application of various vocabularies, often social-scientific in provenance, to the works at hand. " 46. This is Edmundson's useful metaphor for the false bottomjtranscendentalism-inreverse at the heart of much contemporary criticism. See Literature against Philosophy, 22: "His [Plato's] attempt to usurp the poets occurs in broad daylight. But the critic with Freud in her arsenal can take a detour around the dialectic, and speak authoritatively about repressed context, interpreting the literary text as a dream text.

In our time we have not finished doing away with idols and we have barely begun to listen to symbols. 47 A good place to start then, an even better place to start now. 47. Freud and Philosophy, 27 (see n. " These words belong to one of the greatest of all prose writers and - one has to imagine the connection is not fortuitous - one of the most demanding ethical thinkers in any tradition. Prose, ethics, verisimilitude, a stripping away of illusion, "telling it like it is" - these qualities have never existed in a vacuum.

Vygostsky, Jean Piaget) and physiologists (A. A. Ukhtomsky), a Moscow University-based group of Russian psychologists have recently done some fascinating work on the psychology of creativity and the importance of metaphorical thinking in any notion of evolutionary development. Among the leading figures in this group are V. P. Zinchenko and A. A. Puzyrei. For Zinchenko, Mandelstam is a revealing exemplar. As Zinchenko remarks apropos Conversation about Dante: "Mandelstarn writes that, in the thirteenth century, the Gothic cathedral was the logical development of the concept of the body.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.31 of 5 – based on 28 votes