No Symbols Where None Intended: Literary Essays from Laclos to Beckett

Authors: Axelrod, M.

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An homage to Nabokov's Lectures on Literature, this collection of essays sheds new light on canonical authors such as Ibsen, Beckett, and Strindberg. Using style and structure as the connective thread, Mark Axelrod joins a wide and deep conversation on writers on writing.

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Mark Axelrod is a Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature at Chapman University, USA.

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"What is vital reading, vital generosity, and the courage to make these two, now often submerged crafts, immediately present?

Here in Mark Axelrod's essays these acts are given a generative and imaginative intricacy, beautifully shaped and recorded.

They evoke transformation, discovery, and a repository of experienced consciousness that has the nerve to both speak and challenge

and return these things to their precarious wonders." -Author of How the Night is Divided and A HalfMan Dreaming

"In No Symbols Where None Intended, Mark Axelrod deconstructs the dramatic dimension of Laclos, Turgenev, and Beckett. Continuing Nabokov and Benjamin's rare tradition of critical virtuosity, Axelrod takes his nuanced arguments, themselves a wonder of structure and style, through a grand detour of original insights and never fails to bring them back home to unexpected and illuminating conclusions." - Pablo Baler, Associate Professor of Latin American Literature, California State University, Los Angeles, USA


Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Axelrod, Mark

    Pages 1-3

  • Narrateur, Narratrice: Polyphonia in Laclos’

    Axelrod, Mark

    Pages 4-12

  • The Theatre of Fiction in Turgenev’s

    Axelrod, Mark

    Pages 13-33

  • Theatrical Architectonics and the Poetics of Dialogue in Ibsen’s

    Axelrod, Mark

    Pages 34-47

  • Poetics of Melancholia and Misogyny in August Strindberg and

    Axelrod, Mark

    Pages 48-58

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
No Symbols Where None Intended: Literary Essays from Laclos to Beckett
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Mark Axelrod
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-44732-6
DOI
10.1057/9781137447326
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-45609-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-49835-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 99
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations
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