Some critics contend that the two parts of Henry IV represent a unified whole meant to be interpreted and performed as part of a historical, dramatic, or thematic sequence, while others believe that Part 2 was not necessarily conceived of or composed as a sequential work, but is merely a spin-off that was written after the success of Part 1. For Quinones, the prince represents a stable time continuum in the dramas—a vision of endurance and peaceful succession. Elliot Krieger presents a moral reading of Hal, emphasizing fundamental differences between the cunning Prince Hal and the loutish Falstaff. Turning solely to Falstaff, Edith Kern traces the origins of this character to the archetypal trickster figure in its theatrical incarnation as a lovable scoundrel.
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Etat des lieux Introduction 1 2. Building Babel 24 4. The Mourning After 5. Inside Wars 6. Grueling Prognostications T 7. My greatest debt is to Warren Motte, who not only directed the Ph. Several other people have read and commented on the manuscript at the various stages of its composition.
I am especially grateful to William Cloonan, whose keen critical eye and warm support helped me through some of the most crucial phases of the writing.
Unless otherwise indicated, all translations are mine. Etat des lieux Introduction Inventory We live in an age of cultural and ideological vacuity.
This truism is being repeated ad nauseam from the right and the left, describing in turn the much mediatized death of the ideologies, the McDonaldization of the culture industry, the photos of Robert Mapplethorpe, the novels of Salman Rushdie, those of Barbara Cartland, the homogeneous banality of television, pornography, the Internet, the rise of sects and fundamentalisms, the godlessness of secular societies, censorship, the lack of censorship, and on.
For his part Maurice Nadeau 2 Etat des lieux presents the new generation of French writers in the following terms: One may denounce the arrogance of the avant-gardes, their histrionics or vacuity, but the powers-thatbe, under which literature toils today, are far deadlier.
But the game is not without risks. Small publishing houses more than ever tarry under the pressure of bigger houses, and bookstores that may have carried obscure experimental literature are being ground down by the bookstore chain fnac and other major groups e.
In the face of such pressure, in the absence of more consequential support from critical journals, and due to the plethora of texts that come out each year and the ever-slimmer chances of media coverage, it should not be surprising that writers now favor more adumbrative types of radicalism than did former avant-gardes.
Indeed, there were sixty daily or weekly newspapers for every one hundred novels published each year before World War II, compared to a dozen or so newspapers for three to four hundred novels published per year now.
And yet the avant-garde still went on to revolutionize aesthetics and become a cardinal part of the cultural capital, from Etat des lieux 5 academia to the art market.
Likewise the current fears brought about by the development of the Internet sound like yet further McLuhanian doomsday predictions. But despite the warning signs emanating from some quarters, to this day nothing permits us to say that the computer, or the Internet, or both, will sound the death knell of the Gutenberg galaxy.
For the most part it does not. Most writers today shun association and embrigadement, and the few ephemeral movements that surface now and again are the result of promotional campaigns rather than the efforts of authors themselves. Incidentally, a few decades earlier Lindon and Robbe-Grillet invented the New Novel for much the same reason.
The successes of francophone writers, from Patrick Chamoiseau to Edouard Glissant, the colonization and subversion of traditionally male genres such as the thriller and the erotic story by women writers like Alina Reyes, Marie Redonnet, Virginie Despentes, and others:Lisa Bonet, Regina King, featured players.
**+In our time, "A lawyer becomes a target by a corrupt politician and his NSA [National Security Agency] goons when he accidently receives key evidence to a serious politically motivated crime" (IMdB Plot Outline). Apr 29, · Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2 Likely written between and , Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2 form the central portion of Shakespeare's second historical tetralogy, .
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* LONDON: WILLIAM HEINEMANN. A STUDY OF much hardly so as the cast husk or chrysalid of the noble creature which was to arise and take shape for ever at the transfiguring touch of Shakespeare.
or acceptable as a sequel to the of the Taming Shrew than the Merry Wives of Windsor as a supplement to King Henry IV. In his own acknowledged historical plays, Richard II., King John, Richard III., Henry IV., and Henry V., there is not an average of six classical allusions.
When the settled animus which Nashe, in conjunction with Greene, between , displays against Shakespeare is better understood, the utter improbability of his referring to Shakespeare.