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Comparative Criticism : Volume 1, The Literary Canon: Comparative Criticism: Volume 1, The Literary Canon v. 1 - Elinor S. Shaffer

Comparative Criticism

Volume 1, The Literary Canon: Comparative Criticism: Volume 1, The Literary Canon v. 1

By: Elinor S. Shaffer (Editor)

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This is a yearbook sponsored by the British Comparative Literature Association in the belief that at the present time, when English studies are being redefined, comparative literary studies represent a major direction forwards. The Yearbook will address itself to questions of literary theory and criticism; to comparative studies in terms of theme, genre, movement and influence; and to interdisciplinary questions. It will include translations of literary, scholarly, and critical works; substantial reviews of major books in the field; and the first bibliographies of comparative literature in Britain. The first volume considers the changing attitudes to what constitutes the canon of literature. A number of scholars and critics examine a wide range of salient topics. The role of translation in the poetical canon of W. H. Auden is discussed. Some outstanding examples of his translator's art are published for the first time here, together with the first translation of the major poem A M”lna Elegy by Gunnar EMU, perhaps Sweden's greatest modern poet.

List of contributors
Acknowledgements
Editor's note: comparative literature in Britain
The Literary Canon
Living in the metaphor of fiction (opening address)
The critical realism of Francesco De Sanctis
Tragic ends of lovers: medieval Islam and the Latin West
The encyclopaedic tradition, the cosmological epic, and the validation of the medieval romance
Of diamonds and dunghills: Voltaire's defence of the French classical canon (a bicentennial essay)
The German Bildungsroman and 'The Great Tradition'
French and American sources of Victorian realism
Translation in the Canon of
A translation of 'The Sun Song'
Englishing the Edda
A translation of three poems
The canon of literary modernism: a note on abstraction in the poetry of Erik Lindegren
W. H. Auden: 'In Memory of Ernst Toller'
Translating with W. H. Auden: Gunnar Ekel¶f's last poems
Essay Reviews
Goethe in English. On recent translations Randall Jarrell, Faust and David Luke, The Roman Elegies
Reason and ritual in Greek tragedy: on Ren© Girard, Violence and the Sacred and Marcel Detienne, The Garden of Adonis
The longest way with the dissenters: a review of Donald Davie's
Books received
Bibliography of comparative literature in Britain: 1975 and 1976
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ISBN: 9780521222969
ISBN-10: 0521222966
Series: Comparative Criticism : Book 1
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 348
Published: 3rd August 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.68