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Masterworks of Early 20th-Century Literature

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監督 : David Thorburn: MIT/Stanford Ph.D
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制作国 : USA
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販社 : Teaching Company
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ディスク : 12
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数量   EA

24 X 30分

Perhaps this has happened to you: You've picked up a great novel?James Joyce's Ulysses, Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse, or William Faulkner's Absalom, Absalom! You launch in, ready to discover treasures in this great work of 20th-century fiction. But the novel is not what you expected. The style is unfamiliar, the narrative is fragmented, and there isn't a clear plot. It's like nothing you've ever read before. If you finish it, you find yourself unsatisfied. What did it all mean? Or perhaps you don't finish at all, and find yourself putting it off until "someday." Maybe you've yet to attempt one of these great novels. You've always wondered what you're missing, but you know these works are famously difficult, and you've hesitated to start without a guide to help you find your way through this rich but complex tradition. You needn't wait any longer. Now you can explore this remarkable literary movement and gain insights into the secrets behind Modernism with Masterworks of Early 20th-Century Literature. With Professor David Thorburn as your guide, you'll see how Modernist authors created new techniques to reflect an increasingly complex post-Victorian world. This tradition includes some of the greatest authors world has known?Joyce, Faulkner, Conrad, Woolf, Kafka. Their works are some of the most challenging?yet rewarding?you'll ever encounter. Each lecture is accessible and engaging?even if you're new to these authors. And if you've studied Modernism before, Professor Thorburn's perspectives will make you eager to return. Filled with fascinating facts and insightful readings, Masterworks of Early 20th-Century Literature is more than just an introduction to the great writers of the period. With Professor Thorburn's expert guidance, you'll understand why these authors were great.

24 Lectures

    1Road Map—Modernism and Moral Ambiguity
    2How to Read Fiction—Joyce's "An Encounter"
    3Defining Modernism—Monet's Cathedral
    4Defining Modernism—Beyond Impressionism
    5The Man Who Would Be King—Imperial Fools
    6Heart of Darkness—Europe's Kurtz
    7Heart of Darkness—The Drama of the Telling
    8The Shadow-Line—Unheroic Heroes
    9The Good Soldier—The Limits of Irony
    10The Good Soldier—Killed by Kindness
    11Lawrence (and Joyce)—Sex in Modern Fiction
    12"Horse Dealer's Daughter"—A Shimmer Within
    13The Metamorphosis—Uneasy Dreams
    14Dubliners—The Music of the Ordinary
    15Ulysses—Joyce's Homer
    16Ulysses—The Incongruity Principle
    17To the Lighthouse—Life Stand Still Here
    18To the Lighthouse—That Horrid Skull Again
    19Isaac Babel—Jew and Cossack
    20Isaac Babel—Odessa's Homer
    21Faulkner's World—Our Frantic Steeplechase
    22Absalom, Absalom!—The Fragile Thread
    23Pale Fire—Modern or Postmodern?
    24The Moral Vision of Modern Fiction


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