Palimpsests

Literature in the Second Degree
Author: Gärard Genette
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803270299
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 490
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A palimpsest is "a written document, usually on vellum or parchment, that has been written upon several times, often with remnants of erased writing still visible". Originally published in France in 1982, Gerard Genette's PALIMPSESTS examines the manifold relationships a text may have with prior texts on the same document.

Palimpsests

Biographies of 50 City Districts. International Case Studies of Urban Change
Author: Paul Knox
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3034612125
Category: Architecture
Page: 280
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Knox’ in-situ studies present 50 especially significant city districts from the whole of Europe in words and pictures. His field research focuses on typologically outstanding city districts that have developed a high degree of individuality. Cities are the symbiosis of diverse districts: the smaller units serve to provide an important identity function: business centers and amusement districts such as the City and the West End in London, technology and science quarters (Adlershof in Berlin), designer districts such as the Zona Tortona in Milan and the Fashion District in New York. Two other factors that play a major role are the conversion of industrial wastelands and new districts colored by a supranational capitalism or a sustainable or dubious planning – such as the Vauban residential quarter in Freiburg in South Germany or the Lower Ninth District in New Orleans. Paul Knox also always analyzes how and why these districts have turned out the way they are: outlining their visible and also their hidden and often blurred "biography". A fascinating journey through space and time!

Palimpsests and the Literary Imagination of Medieval England

Collected Essays
Author: Tatjana Silec,R. Chai-Elsholz,L. Carruthers
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230118801
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 267
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Witnesses to the disappearance of a text, palimpsest manuscripts bear the marks of their own genesis, with their original inscription rubbed out and written over on the same parchment. This collection explores analogies of erasure and rewriting observed in editorial and literary practices underlying the production of texts from medieval England.

Pastoral Palimpsests

Essays in the Reception of Theocritus and Virgil
Author: Michael Paschalis
Publisher: Michael Paschalis
ISBN: 9605242370
Category: Comparative literature
Page: 216
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Cuban Palimpsests


Author: Jose Quiroga
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 9780816642144
Category: Social Science
Page: 269
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Four decades ago, the Cuban revolution captured the world’s attention and imagination. Its impact around the world was as much cultural as geopolitical. Within Cuba, the state developed a strictly defined national and collective memory that led directly from a colonial past to a utopian future, but this narrative came to a halt in the early 1990s. The collapse of Cuba’s sponsor, the Soviet Union, and the end of the Cold War preceded the so- called “Special Period in Times of Peace,” a euphemistic phrase that masked the genuine anxiety shared by leaders and people about the nation’s future. In Cuban Palimpsests, José Quiroga explores the sites, both physical and imaginative, where memory bears upon Cuba’s collective history in ways that illuminate this extended moment of uncertainty. Crossing geographical, political, and cultural borders, Quiroga moves with ease between Cuba, Miami, and New York. He traces generational shifts within the exile community, contrasts Havana’s cultural richness with its economic impoverishment, follows the cloak-and-dagger narratives of revolutionary and counterrevolutionary spy fiction and film, and documents the world’s ongoing fascination with Cuban culture. From the nostalgic photographs of Walker Evans to the iconic stature of Fidel Castro, from the literary expressions of despair to the beat of Cuban musical rhythms, from the haunting legacy of artist Ana Mendieta to the death of Celia Cruz and the reburial of Che Guevara, Cuban Palimpsests memorializes the ruins of Cuba’s past and offers a powerful meditation on its enigmatic place within the new world order. José Quiroga is professor and department chair of Spanish and Portuguese at Emory University. He is the author of Understanding Octavio Paz and Tropics of Desire: Interventions from Queer Latino America.

Present Pasts

Urban Palimpsests and the Politics of Memory
Author: Andreas Huyssen
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804745611
Category: History
Page: 177
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This book analyzes the relation of public memory to history, forgetting, and selective memory in three late-twentieth-century cities that have confronted major social or political traumas—Berlin, Buenos Aires, and New York.

Palimpsests of the Real in Recent French Poetry


Author: Glenn Williams Fetzer
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9789042017627
Category: Social Science
Page: 158
View: 2008

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The richness and diversity of poetic voices in France since the mid-twentieth century sharpen the challenge of charting the poetic landscape in ways that are accessible and cohesive. Since poetry in France has long demonstrated a predisposition to philosophical questions. Palimpsests of the Real in Recent French Poetry reads the work of six poets through the lens of the Pre-Socratics. The poets discussed range from the well-known – Jacques Dupin, André du Bouchet, Eugène Guillevic – to the lesser celebrated – Jean-Louis Chrétien, Céline Zins, and Emmanuel Hocquard. What binds these six together is an interest in the real, and a fascination with the ways of sensing one's world, of experiencing time, unity, memory, and change. For each poet, the aesthetic character of the work takes precedence, and its presentation is informed by the philosophical groundwork laid by ancient thinkers.Written not only for specialists but also for students and all readers with a general interest in literature and poetry, this book provides introductory material to each poet considered as well as offers critical readings that never stray far from the poetic texts.

Dafydd ap Gwilym: Paraphrases and Palimpsests


Author: Giles Watson
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1291866809
Category: Fiction
Page: 218
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These 99 paraphrases of the works of the fourteenth century Welsh poet, Dafydd ap Gwilym, explore the extraordinary diversity of his work, from poems inspired by love and nature, through scathing self-examinations and bitter satires, to poems in praise of literary patrons. The style, humour and cadences of Dafydd's work can never be satisfactorily translated, but the interpretations in this volume are a tribute to the genius of the master bard. (Please note: although the illustrations are in colour in the preview, they are black and white in the printed copy.)

Palimpsests

Buildings, Sites, Time
Author: Nadja Aksamija,Clark Maines,Philip Wagoner
Publisher: Architectural Crossroads
ISBN: 9782503570235
Category: Architecture
Page: 247
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The 'Palimpsests' volume will contain thirteen chapters divided into five sections. The first section consists on a single overview study by Finbarr Barry Flood that addresses recognizing palimpsests in architectural contexts. The second section, entitled Monuments Inscribed, contains three studies that take what might be called a traditional approach. Each of them examines textual palimpsests added to the interior and exterior of buildings well after the completion of their construction. The third section, entitled Building Transformations, contains three studies that each present the palimpsestual transformation of built architecture. These studies address the transformation of either the original monument or the palimpsestual addition to it. The fourth section, called Site Transformations, considers how a palimpsest is used to transform not a single building, but rather a site as a whole. The final section, entitled Restoration and Rewriting, looks critically at the role of restoration as a process of rewriting in the remaking of older architectural monuments. The Palimpsests volume concludes with summary remarks and outlines directions for future research into monuments and sites as palimpsests, emphasizing the longue duree biography as the primary mode for monument and site studies.

Early Medieval Palimpsests


Author: Georges Declercq
Publisher: Brepols Pub
ISBN: 9782503524801
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 155
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Palimpsests are texts from which the primary text has been effaced to make room for fresh writing. The practice was particularly important in the early Middle Ages, when numerous, often precious, books were subjected to this treatment. As a result, many ancient texts lay hidden in European libraries for centuries. Ever since the first palimpsests were discovered in the seventeenth century, scholars have been fascinated by the possibility of discovering hitherto unknown texts. For a long time, the lower script of palimpsests could only be brought back to the light of day through the use of chemical reagents that proved very detrimental to the manuscripts. The great advance away from these destructive techniques came at the beginning of the twentieth century with the application of ultra-violet photography. Today, striking advances in this field are again being made with the development of digital imaging. The contributions in this volume focus mainly on the cultural evidence offered by palimpsests from the early Middle Ages. Some contributors have examined particular manuscripts in great detail (the London palimpsest of Jerome's Chronicle or the Munich palimpsest codex from Benediktbeuern); others have looked at specific types of texts that have suffered deletion in this way (liturgical palimpsests, Carolingian letters). The volume also contains a handlist of all known palimpsested manuscripts in Beneventan script.

Kulturtransfer über Epochen und Kontinente

Feng Zihs Roman 'Wu Zixu' als Begegnung von Antike und Moderne, China und Europa
Author: Huiwen Zhang
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110279967
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 304
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China’s modernization has been marked by a critical examination of both native and foreign traditions. How can deep upheaval be harnessed creatively? How can new attitudes be formed by adapting and transforming cultural knowledge? The historical novel Wu Zixu (1946) by Feng Zhi (1905-93), the father of German studies in China and inventor of the Chinese sonnet, provides a superb example. Beyond revealing the enormous intellectual sophistication of Wu Zixu, this study also lays out a model of transepochal and transcontinental cultural transfer.

The Palimpsest: Literature, Criticism, Theory


Author: Sarah Dillon
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
ISBN: N.A
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 176
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Drawing together diverse literary, critical and theoretical texts in which the palimpsest has appeared since its inauguration by Thomas De Quincey in 1845, Palimpsest: Literature, Criticism, Theory provides the first ever genealogy of this metaphor. Sarah Dillon's original theorisation argues that the palimpsest has an involuted structure which illuminates and advances modern thought. While demonstrating how this structure refigures concepts such as history, subjectivity, temporality, metaphor, textuality and sexuality, Dillon returns repeatedly to the question of reading. This theorisation is interwoven with close readings of texts by D. H. Lawrence, Arthur Conan Doyle, Umberto Eco, Ian McEwan and H.D. Clearly written, and negotiating a range of critical theories and modern literary texts, it provides a reference point and critical tool for future employment of the concept of 'palimpsestuousness', and makes a significant contribution to the debate surrounding the relationship between theoretical and critical writing on literature.

Der Kodex des Archimedes

das berühmteste Palimpsest der Welt wird entschlüsselt
Author: Reviel Netz,William Noel
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 9783406563362
Category: Mathematics, Ancient
Page: 302
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Unspeakable Images

Ethnicity and the American Cinema
Author: Lester D. Friedman
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252061523
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 443
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Africa Writes Back to Self

Metafiction, Gender, Sexuality
Author: Evan Mwangi
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438426976
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 360
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Explores the metafictional strategies of contemporary African novels rather than characterizing them primarily as a response to colonialism.

Literacy, Education and Manuscript Transmission in Byzantium and Beyond


Author: Catherine Holmes,Judith Waring
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004120969
Category: History
Page: 268
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This collection of papers offers a variety of new perspectives on the related topics of literacy, education and manuscript transmission in Byzantium and among neighbouring cultures by analysing recently discovered or rarely consulted sources materials.