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Babel : ordre ou chaos ? : Nouveaux enjeux du mythe dans les œuvres de la Modernité littéraire

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ISBN: 9782377471188 DOI: 10.4000/books.ugaeditions.6249 Language: French
Publisher: UGA Éditions
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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La perte de la langue unique est-elle vraiment un drame ? À lire les travaux de nombreux critiques, exégètes ou philosophes contemporains, on pourrait en douter. Si l'image de la tour inachevée évoque encore pour certains un champ de ruines, l'univers babélien qui est le nôtre, celui du multiple, tend souvent désormais à être considéré comme une bienheureuse nécessité - un ordre, au sens le plus noble du terme. La littérature moderne a joué un rôle crucial dans cette volonté d'en finir avec une image négative de Babel. Mais en reprenant ce vieux mythe biblique, des écrivains comme Kafka, Dos Passos, Borges, Pierre Emmanuel ou Paul Auster ne se sont pas contentés d'ouvrir la voie à un renversement axiologique : ils ont subtilement mis au jour le substrat politique, éthique et philosophique du récit, et souligné, en particulier, les enjeux herméneutique et téléologique qui lui sont attachés. Ordre et chaos n'existent qu'à la faveur d'un sens et d'une finalité à l'aune desquels il est possible de les évaluer.

Isaak Babel' auf der sowjetischen Buehne

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Book Series: Slavistische Beitraege ISBN: 9783876902586 Year: Pages: 255 DOI: 10.3726/b12498 Language: German
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Die vorliegende Arbeit über die szenische Interpretation und Rezeption des Werkes von Isaak Babel' auf der sovjetischen Bühne ist als Beitrag zur Theatergeschichte gedacht. Die Arbeit enthält ferner Gespräche mit einzelnen sovjetischen Theaterschaffenden und Funktionären, die an Babel'-Aufführungen beteiligt waren.

Tar for Mortar: "The Library of Babel" and the Dream of Totality

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ISBN: 9781947447509 9781947447516 Year: Pages: 106 DOI: 10.21983/P3.0196.1.00 Language: English
Publisher: punctum books
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Tar for Mortar offers an in-depth exploration of one of literature’s greatest tricksters, Jorge Luis Borges. His short story “The Library of Babel” is a signature examplar of this playfulness, though not merely for the inverted world it imagines, where a library thought to contain all possible permutations of all letters and words and books is plumbed by pious librarians looking for divinely pre-fabricated truths. One must grapple as well with the irony of Borges’s narration, which undermines at every turn its narrator’s claims of the library’s universality, including the very possibility of exhausting meaning through combinatory processing. Borges directed readers to his non-fiction to discover the true author of the idea of the universal library. But his supposedly historical essays are notoriously riddled with false references and self-contradictions. Whether in truth or in fiction, Borges never reaches a stable conclusion about the atomic premises of the universal library — is it possible to find a character set capable of expressing all possible meaning, or do these letters, like his stories and essays, divide from themselves in a restless incompletion? While many readers of Borges see him as presaging our digital technologies, they often give too much credit to our inventions in doing so. Those who elide the necessary incompletion of the Library of Babel compare it to the Internet on the assumption that both are total archives of all possible thought and expression. Though Borges’s imaginings lend themselves to digital creativity (libraryofbabel.info is certainly evidence of this), they do so by showing the necessary incompleteness of every totalizing project, no matter how technologically refined. Ultimately, Basile nudges readers toward the idea that a fictional/imaginary exposition can hold a certain power over technology

Massa por Argamassa

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ISBN: 9781950192458 9781950192465 Year: DOI: 10.21983/P3.0264.1.00 Language: Portuguese
Publisher: punctum books
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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"Mass by Mortar presents an in-depth exploration of one of the greatest illusionists in literature, Jorge Luis Borges. His tale" The Library of Babel "is an illustrious example of its playful ability, though not only because of the inverted world imagined in it in the past. which a library, which supposedly contains all possible combinations of all letters, words, and books, is searched by devout librarians for divinely prefabricated truths, for one also has to deal with the irony of Borges's narration, which constantly puts check the narrator's claims about the universality of the library, including the very possibility of exhausting the possible meanings through a combinatorial process.

The Anthology of Babel

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ISBN: 9781950192472 9781950192489 Year: Pages: 398 DOI: 10.21983/P3.0254.1.00 Language: English
Publisher: punctum books
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Why should there only be literary scholarship about authors who actually lived, and texts which exist? Where are the articles on Enoch Campion, Linus Withold, Redondo Panza, Darshan Singh, or Heidi B. Morton? That none of these are real authors should be no impediment to interpreting their invented writings. In the first collection of its kind, The Anthology of Babel publishes academic articles by scholars on authors, books, and movements that are completely invented. Blurring the lines between scholarship and creative writing, The Anthology of Babel inaugurates a completely new literary genre perfectly attuned to the era we live in, a project evocative of Jorge-Louis Borges, Umberto Eco, and Italo Calvino.

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