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Understanding literature and life [sound recording] : drama, poetry and narrative / [Arnold Weinstein].

Weinstein, Arnold. (Author). Teaching Company. (Added Author).

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Formatted Contents Note: Why literature : civilization and its discontents -- Oedipus the King and the nature of Greek tragedy -- Fate and free will -- Self-making vs. self-discovery in Oedipus -- The interpretive afterlife of Oedipus -- Shakespeare's Othello -- Poison in the ear, or the dismantling of Othello -- Rethinking Othello -- French theater and Moliere's comedy of vices -- Tartuffe and varieties of imposture -- Religious hypocrisy -- Georg Buchner : physician, revolutionary, playwright -- Woyzeck the proletarian murderer : "unaccommodated man" -- Woyzeck and visionary theater --Strindberg's Father -- Marriage : theatrical agon or Darwinian struggle? -- The Father : from theater of power to power of theater -- Beckett's Godot -- Beckett and the comedy of undoing -- Godot absent -- Study of literature -- Shakespeare's Sonnets : the glory of poetry -- The shape of love and death in Shakespeare's Sonnets -- Innocence Innocence and Experience in William Blake -- Blakean fables of desire -- Blake : visionary poet -- Whitman and the making of an American bard --"Myself" as Whitman's nineteenth century American hero -- Form and flux, openness and anxiety in Whitman's poetry -- Emily Dickinson : the prophetic voice from the margins -- Dickinson and the poetry of consciousness -- Dickinson : death and beyond -- Baudelaire : the setting of the romantic sun -- Baudelaire's poetry of modernism and metropolis -- Robert Frost : the wisdom of the people -- Frost : the darker view -- Wallace Stevens and the Stevens and the modernist movement -- Stevens and the post-romantic imagination -- Adrienne Rich and the poetry of protest -- Rich's project : diving into the wreck of Western culture -- The lives of the word : reading today -- Chretien de Troyes' Yvain : growing up in the Middle Ages -- Yvain's theme : ignorant armies clash by night -- The Picaresque novel : satire, filth and hustling -- Francisco Quevedo's Swindler : the word on the street -- Daniel Defoe's plain style and the new world order -- Moll Flanders and the self-made woman -- Matter and spirit in Defoe -- Dickens : the novel as moral institution -- Pip's progress : from blacksmith to snob and back -- Riddles of identity in Great Expectations -- Charlotte Bronte and the Bildungsroman -- Jane Eyre : Victorian bad girl makes good -- The madwoman in the attic -- Melville's "Bartleby" and the genesis of character -- "Bartleby" : Christ on Wall Street? -- Franz Kafka's "Metamorphosis" : sacrifice or power game? -- Kafka's "In the penal colony" : the writing machine -- Faulkner's "The Bear" : stories of black and white -- "The Bear" : American myth or American history? -- Tracking the bear, or learning to read -- Alice Walker's Celie : the untold story -- Ideology as vision in The Color Purple -- Reconceiving center and margin.
Participant or Performer Note: Lecturer: Arnold Weinstein.
Summary, etc.: Pt. 1 begins with Sophocles' Oedipus the King, and continues through Shakespeare and Moliere, on to the realist and naturalist work of the 19th century to close with Beckett's Waiting for Godot.
Subject: Literature History and criticism
Drama History and criticism
Poetry History and criticism
Fiction History and criticism
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