From the Critic's Workbench: Essays in Literature and Semiotics

From the Critic's Workbench: Essays in Literature and Semiotics

by Marianne Shapiro, Michael Shapiro
     
 

ISBN-10: 0820479152

ISBN-13: 9780820479156

Pub. Date: 07/11/2005

Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing Inc.

This book comprises twenty-two chapters, including previously unpublished material, written over the entire span of Marianne Shapiro’s working life. Its opening section on the European heritage begins with a long essay on the Aeneid that breaks new interpretative ground by examining the epic from the perspective of Virgil’s implicit prescriptions

Overview

This book comprises twenty-two chapters, including previously unpublished material, written over the entire span of Marianne Shapiro’s working life. Its opening section on the European heritage begins with a long essay on the Aeneid that breaks new interpretative ground by examining the epic from the perspective of Virgil’s implicit prescriptions for leaders and leadership. Chapters on Dante add to the store of knowledge on his minor works as well as the Comedy, and are followed by close readings of Petrarch and Provençal poetry. The American and comparative literature section features an analysis of John Ashbery’s New Spirit and a page-by-page commentary on Nabokov’s Lolita and Pnin. The book is rounded out by three chapters in a semiotics section, the highlight of which is an analysis of the Christian Trinity based on a deep understanding of Peirce’s sign theory.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820479156
Publisher:
Peter Lang Publishing Inc.
Publication date:
07/11/2005
Series:
Berkeley Insights in Linguistics and Semiotics, #58
Pages:
522
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.06(d)

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