By Iris Owens
Harriet is leaving her boyfriend Claude, “the French rat.” That at the least is how Harriet sees issues, whether it’s Claude who has simply requested Harriet to go away his Greenwich Village residence. good, a method or one other she has no goal of leaving. on the contrary, she is going to remain and targeted revenge—or may have if Claude had now not had her unceremoniously evicted. nonetheless, although moved out, Harriet isn't approximately to maneuver on. no longer by any means. Girlfriends circle round to patronize and suggest, yet Harriet basically takes offense, and it’s effortless to appreciate why. simply because mad and maddening as she can be, Harriet sees earlier the well mannered platitudes that everybody else is content material to spout and dwell through. She is an unblinkered, unbuttoned, unrelenting, and certainly bitingly humorous prophetess of all that's fallacious with women’s lives and hearts—until, in a shock twist, she reveals a savior in a dismal room on the Chelsea inn.
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For one discovers that the view of language as autonomous, self-shaping, impervious to all external influences is more closely related than one would have expected to the desire to establish criticism as a science free of value-judgements. Language in itself does not mean, but persons can. Language records a person's attempt to say what he means and what he 'sees'. This is the case whether the poet is speaking deliberately out of a prepared programme or almost automatically out of dream or trance.
77- 106. 44 On Translating Aristotle's Poetics 45 translation could conceivably be prepared that would bring a reader to 'the revelation ... ' 'An editor in these days', Ingram Bywater wrote sixty years ago, 'ca n hardly hope to do much to advance the interpretation of a book which has been so carefully studied and re-studied by a long succession of editors and translators, many of them among the more illustrious names in. " Of interpretation there is great store, not least in the work of those Chicago scholars whose enemies have called them neo-Aristotelians - Crane, Olson , McKeon, Maclean, Weinberg, to name but a few.
Of interpretation there is great store, not least in the work of those Chicago scholars whose enemies have called them neo-Aristotelians - Crane, Olson , McKeon, Maclean, Weinberg, to name but a few. These know their Greek as well as their English literature; and there is no sign that as critical theory has effloresced classical scholars have failed to apprise themselves of what might conceivably be profitable in the criticism of English letters to enrich and refine the commentaries they write for classical scholars.
After Claude by Iris Owens