Generosity And The Limits Of Authority

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Author: William Flesch
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 1501732862
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : un
Pages : 296

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by William Flesch, Generosity And The Limits Of Authority Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Generosity And The Limits Of Authority books, Generosity is an ambiguous quality, William Flesch observes; while receiving gifts is pleasant, gift-giving both displays the wealth and strength of the giver and places the receiver under an obligation. In provocative new readings of Shakespeare, Herbert, and Milton, Flesch illuminates the personal authority that is bound inextricably with acts of generosity. Drawing on the work of such theorists as Mauss, Blanchot, Bourdieu, Wittgenstein, Bloom, Cavell, and Greenblatt, Flesch maintains that the literary power of Shakespeare, Herbert, and Milton is at its most intense when they are exploring the limits of generosity. He considers how in Herbert's Temple divine assurance of the possibility of redemption is put into question and how the poet approaches such a gift with the ambivalence of a beneficiary. In his readings of Shakespeare's Richard II, Henry IV, King Lear, Antony and Cleopatra, and the sonnets, Flesch examines the perspective of the benefactor—including Shakespeare himself—who confronts the decline of his capacity to give. Turning to Milton's Paradise Lost, Flesch identifies two opposing ways of understanding generosity—Satan's, on the one hand, and Adam and Eve's, on the other - and elaborates the different conceptions of poetry to which these understandings give rise. Scholars of Shakespeare and of Renaissance culture, Miltonists, literary theorists, and others interested in the relationship between philosophy and literature will want to read this insightful and challenging book.



Despite A Generous Spirit

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Author: James Silk
Publisher: U S Committee for Refugees
ISBN:
Category : Asylum, Right of
Languages : en
Pages : 48

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The Estates Gazette

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Category : Real estate business
Languages : en
Pages :

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Planning Condemnation Blight Participation And Just Compensation Anglo American Comparisons

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Author: Donald G. Hagman
Publisher:
ISBN:
Category : City planning
Languages : en
Pages : 112

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The Gift Of Self

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Author: Stephen David Ross
Publisher: Global Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9781586840433
Category : Philosophy
Languages : en
Pages : 434

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by Stephen David Ross, The Gift Of Self Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Gift Of Self books, Explores themes of dispossession, shattering, and fragmentation that arise in contemporary writings from the point of view of the selves whose subjectivities and practices are said to be fragmented, shattered, and dispossessed.



Sessional Papers

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Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
Publisher:
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Category : Great Britain
Languages : en
Pages :

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