The Whispered Meanings

Selected Essays of Simon O. Lesser

Author: Simon O. Lesser

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 9780870232442

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 237

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The Whispering Muse

A Novel

Author: Sjón

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374709939

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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Already celebrated far beyond his native Iceland, the novels of Sjón arrive on waves of praise from writers, critics, and readers worldwide. Sjón has won countless international awards and earned ringing comparisons to Borges, Calvino, and Iceland's other literary superstar, the Nobel Prize winner Halldór Laxness. The Whispering Muse is his masterpiece so far. The year is 1949 and Valdimar Haraldsson, an eccentric Icelander with elevated ideas about the influence of fish consumption on Nordic civilization, has had the extraordinary good fortune to be invited to join a Danish merchant ship on its way to the Black Sea. Among the crew is the mythical hero Caeneus, disguised as the second mate. Every evening after dinner he entrances his fellow travelers with the tale of how he sailed with the fabled vessel the Argo on its quest to retrieve the Golden Fleece. What unfolds is a slender but masterful, brilliant, and always entertaining novel that ranges deftly from the comic to the mythic as it weaves together tales of antiquity with the modern world in a voice so singular as to seem possessed.
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Transitional Objects and Potential Spaces

Literary Uses of D.W. Winnicott

Author: Peter L. Rudnytsky

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231075731

Category: Psychology

Page: 315

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Moving deftly among literary and visual arts, as well as the modern critical canon, Christopher Prendergast's book explores the meaning and value of representation as both a philosophical challenge (What does it mean to create an image that "stands for" something absent?) and a political issue (Who has the right to represent whom?). The Triangle of Representation raises a range of theoretical, historical, and aesthetic questions, and offers subtle readings of such cultural critics as Raymond Williams, Paul de Man, Edward Said, Walter Benjamin, and Hélène Cixous, in addition to penetrating investigations of visual artists like Gros, Ingres, and Matisse and significant insights into Proust and the onus of translating him. Above all, Prendergast's work is a striking display of how a firm grounding in theory is essential for the exploration of art and literature.
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The Psychoanalytic Vocation

Rank, Winnicott, and the Legacy of Freud

Author: Peter L. Rudnytsky

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134905947

Category: Psychology

Page: 240

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Object relations, which emphasizes the importance of the preoedipal period and the infant-mother relationship, is considered by many analysts to be the major development in psychoanalytic theory since Freud. In this reinterpretation of its history Peter L. Rudnytsky focuses on two pivotal figures: Otto Rank, one of Freud's original and most brilliant disciples, who later broke away from psychoanalysis, and D. W. Winnicott, the leading representative of the Independent tradition in British psychoanalysis. Rudnytsky begins with an overview arguing that object relations theory can synthesize the scientific and hermeneutic dimensions of psychoanalysis. He the uses the ideas of Rank and Winnicott to uncover the preoedipal aspects of Sophocles' Oedipus the King. After an appraisal of the relationship between Rank and Freud, he turns to Rank's neglected writings between 1924 and 1927 and shows how they anticipate contemporary object relations theory. Rudnytsky critically measures Winnicott's achievement against those of Heinz Kohut and Jacques Lacan, the founders of two competing schools of psychoanalysis, and compares Winnicott's life and work with Freud's. Next, using both published and unpublished accounts by the psychotherapist Harry Guntrip of his analyses with W. R. D. Fairbairn and Winnicott, he probes the personal and intellectual interactions among these three British clinicians. Rudnytsky concludes by advancing a psychoanalytic theory of the self as a rejoinder to the postmodernism that is the dominant ideology in literary studies today. In two appendices he makes available for the first time an English translation of Rank's "Genesis of the Object Relation" and a 1983 interview with Clare Winnicott.
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Literary Theories in Praxis

Author: Shirley F. Staton

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812212341

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 471

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Literary Theories in Praxis analyzes the ways in which critical theories are transformed into literary criticism and methodology. To demonstrate the application of this analysis, critical writings of Roland Barthes, Harold Bloom, Cleanth Brooks, Jacques Derrida, Northrop Frye, Norman Holland, Barbara Johnson, Jacques Lacan, Adrienne Rich, and Robert Scholes are examined in terms of the primary critical stance each author employs—New Critical, phenomenological, archetypal, structuralist/semiotic, sociological, psychoanalytic, reader-response, deconstructionist, or humanist. The book is divided into nine sections, each with a prefatory essay explaining the critical stance taken in the selections that follow and describing how theory becomes literary criticism. In a headnote to each selection, Staton analyzes how the critic applies his or her critical methodology to the subject literary work. Shirley F. Staton's introduction sketches the overall philosophical positions and relationships among the various critical modes.
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The Whispering Town

Author: Jennifer Elvgren

Publisher: Kar-Ben

ISBN: 151249660X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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The dramatic story of neighbors in a small Danish fishing village who, during the Holocaust, shelter a Jewish family waiting to be ferried to safety in Sweden. It is 1943 in Nazi-occupied Denmark. Anett and her parents are hiding a Jewish woman and her son, Carl, in their cellar until a fishing boat can take them across the sound to neutral Sweden. The soldiers patrolling their street are growing suspicious, so Carl and his mama must make their way to the harbor despite a cloudy sky with no moon to guide them. Worried about their safety, Anett devises a clever and unusual plan for their safe passage to the harbor. Based on a true story.
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The Whispered Secret

Author: Obert Skye,Ben Sowards

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416947183

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 433

View: 4953

While Leven, Winter, and sidekicks Geth and Clover battle fantastical creatures in Foo, contrary forces in Reality plan to reconstruct the destroyed gateway between the mythical Foo and their own land.
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A Journey Through Existence: the Way of Worldly Love

Author: Norm Prigge

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465385991

Category: Poetry

Page: 276

View: 4055

Preface I explicitly do not affirm the truth of any statement made or implied herein concerning any actual people, including myself; or any actual relationships, including my own; or any concrete situations depicted. Everything I have written is either about or based upon my perceptions, memories, imagining, suppositions, assessments of poetic and dramatic appropriateness, and the like, all such, qua sources of factual truth, being notoriously fallible. The only truth that I do affirm herein is that of the universals that can be abstracted from the particulars of my subjective experience, the universalscall them poetic truthswhereby my audience can better understand and perfect themselves as I, hopefully, have been able to do for myself in the living and subsequent describing of all that follows. If anything I have written happens to occasion any people pain, I express in anticipation my deepest compassion; such people must know, however, that I would not have written as I have if I did not suppose that I would thereby have caused, in potentiality, far greater good than harm. Bear Valley Springs August, 2011
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The Whispered Heart -Volume II

Author: Deborah Horton


ISBN: 125791961X


Page: N.A

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Leven Thumps and the Whispered Secret

Author: Obert Skye

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781439560310

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 433

View: 8600

While Leven, Winter, and sidekicks Geth and Clover battle fantastical creatures in Foo, contrary forces in Reality plan to reconstruct the destroyed gateway between the mythical Foo and their own land.
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The Idler

An Illustrated Monthly Magazine ...

Author: Jerome Klapka Jerome,Robert Barr,Arthur Lawrence,Sidney Herbert Sime

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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The Roar

Author: Emma Clayton

Publisher: Chicken House

ISBN: 1910002046

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 319

View: 8011

Twins Mika and Ellie live in a future behind a wall, safe from the plague animals that live beyond. Or so they've been told. When one of them disappears, and the other is caught in a sinister game, they begin to discover that their world is built on lies ...
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Diversions of a Prime Minister

Author: Basil Thomson

Publisher: Edinburgh ; London : W. Blackwood


Category: Missionaries

Page: 407

View: 5519

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: American wit and humor

Page: N.A

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Scribner's Magazine

Author: Edward Livermore Burlingame,Robert Bridges,Alfred Dashiell,Harlan Logan

Publisher: N.A


Category: American periodicals

Page: N.A

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Hoare and the Portsmouth Atrocities

Author: Wilder Perkins

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312192835

Category: Fiction

Page: 217

View: 1586

Bartholomew Hoare runs to the aid of a woman in distress who is being attacked by two men, but he launches an investigation when one of the attackers is found dead and his own belongings on his boat are ransacked, in a mystery set during the reign of Geor
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Whispered Thoughts

Author: Bathsheba Dailey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692379806


Page: 130

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In life, we are challenged with many problems that we feel might break us. We might get stuck in a situation that is hurting us or that we feel is draining the very life out of our heart and soul. This book is meant to help find realizations that we may not always see. It is to show us that there are positives in every negative that we live through. Sometimes, we have to look into the past to see how far we have come. Sometimes, we have to look forward to the future to see where we want to be a year from now. The in-between is just our way of deciding what we have to do in order to grow into the person that we know we can be. Within these pages are quotes and thoughts that might help you along your own journey. We all find ourselves at a different pace and find out what's really important at different points in our lives. Sometimes, all we need is a whisper from someone else.
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