Or, Wit's Common-place Book, Arranged on a New Plan. Being a Choice Collection of Humourous Jests, Happy Bons Mots, ... To which is Added, a Choice Selection of Toasts and Sentiments. Parliament , where Mr. C -- TNEY upon all occasions ...
Category: English wit and humor
First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
̧This might be my lord such-a-one, that praised my lord such-a-one«s horse, whenhemeant to beg it; mightit not? Horatio.Ay,my lord. ... All life is but this, Yorick«s skull the emblem and symbol of human destiny. ... jests with Yorick.
Author: G. Wilson Knight
Category: Literary Collections
Shakespeare's plays have never had a larger audience than they do in our time. This wide viewing is complemented by modern scholarship, which has verified and elucidated the plays' texts. Nevertheless, Shakespeare's plays continue to be revised. In order to find out how and why he has been rewritten, Ruby Cohn examines modern dramatic offshoots in English, French, and German. Surveying drama intended for the serious theater, the author discusses modern versions of Shakespeare's plays, especially Macbeth, Hamlet, King Lear, and The Tempest. Although the focus is always on drama, contrast is supplied by fiction stemming from Hamlet and essays inspired by King Lear. The book concludes with an assessment of the influence of Shakespeare on the creative work of Shaw, Brecht, and Beckett. Originally published in 1976. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
Like the court jester of Prince Hamlet's childhood, Sterne's Parson Yorick is a man of infinite jest who can set a table or a town in a roar. And since both jesters are dead at the time of the main action, we view their jests against a ...
Author: Ruby Cohn
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Laurence Sterne's Tristram Shandy is the most wayward — and in some respects the most powerful — critique of Locke's theory of knowledge, while his interest in the gulf between biological and clock time makes him a contemporary of Proust and Bergson. In obscuring the fine line between autobiography and fiction, Sterne belongs to the generation of modern writers that includes Joyce and Nabokov. In his deliberate refusal to construct a 'goahead plot' Sterne commends himself to contemporary narratologists. In his concern with personal identity, he anticipates the Derridean stress on 'trace'. In his promiscuous borrowings from past authors, he offers himself as a suitably perverse model for the school of postmodern theory. In his attention to matters of typography and to a visual language, he provides a running commentary on almost every aspect of the relationship between word and image. Himself influenced by Rabelais, Montaigne, Cervantes and Burton, Sterne has influenced writers as diverse as Cabrera Infante, Kundera, Márquez, Rushdie and Beckett. And James Joyce. These influences are traced here by sixteen scholars from Europe and the USA, proof if any were needed that Laurence Sterne today is as rewardingly puzzling as he was in his own century.
Tristram while Yorick ' s last words are uttered in a ' cervantick tone ' ( TS ... 29 ) Tristram ' s allusion to Yorick ' s ' gibes and jests ' recalls the ...
Author: David Pierce
Publisher: Brill Rodopi
Category: Social Science
Unter dem Begriff der Konversionen erkundet dieser kulturwissenschaftliche Band Formen einer Umkehrung, die einsetzt, wenn die Erfahrung des Beobachtetwerdens als zentraler Bestandteil von Fremderfahrungen anerkannt wird. In den versammelten Texten wird ausgeführt, wie diese aus der ethnologischen Feldforschung gewonnene Erinnerung als Vorbild für andere disziplinäre Perspektiven dienen kann. Die Ethnologie liefert dabei den viel zu lange vernachlässigten Hinweis auf die Wichtigkeit des Blicks des anderen in der Fremderfahrung; die philosophische Perspektive auf interkulturelle Dialoge liefert den Hinweis auf die Wichtigkeit des Sprechens des anderen. Aus diesen Hinweisen ergeben sich Ansprüche an ethnographische und literarische Texte und an andere wissenschaftliche Disziplinen sowie an eine angemessene Lektürepraxis. Die Texte des vorliegenden Bandes versuchen, diese Ansprüche exemplarisch einzulösen. Sie zeigen in einer neuartigen interdisziplinären Zusammenstellung sowohl einzelne Fälle der Umkehrung von Blickrichtungen als auch das Prinzip der Kritik und Erweiterung einer eurozentristischen Philosophie durch die Einführung einer ethnologischen und interkulturellen Perspektive.
It is most clearly evident in Yorick , a pastiche of an already ironic style with Rushdie rewriting Sterne rewriting Shakespeare . ... Alas , poor Yorick . I knew him , Horatio – a fellow of infinite jest , of most excellent fancy .
Author: Iris Därmann
I is the subject of knew , and him is the object ; fellow is in apposition with him , and jest is the object of the preposition of . Yorick and Horatio are ...
Author: Jonathan Badgley
Category: English language
The first full-length and comprehensive study of the illustrations of Sterne's work, this book explores the ability of Sterne's texts to inspire the visual imagination. It helps to explain why scores of editions of his fiction have been illustrated, some profusely: to fulfill the reader's desire, as well as the artist's compulsion, to visualize Sterne's words. Gerard places his subject in a clear and innovative theoretical framework which opens the field to general word and image studies. The author begins by examining the distinct varieties of pictorialism in Sterne's texts. The remainder of the study takes into account three remarkable series of illustrations-representing Trim reading the sermon, didactic sentimentalism in A Sentimental Journey and Henry Mackenzie's Man of Feeling, and the many and diverse portrayals of 'poor Maria' - to demonstrate the ways in which culture projects these texts differently through the various artists.
The handkerchief, which Yorick uses alternatively to wipe away Maria«s tears and his own, is the symbol of the ... by his association with two jest-books of the 1780s) to further suggest Yorick«s role in his work as convivial socialite ...
Author: W.B. Gerard
Category: Literary Criticism
In essays that examine particular non-canonical works and writers in their wider cultural context, this volume "repopulates" the German Enlightenment.
Yorick is intensely concerned with how to conceptualize the relationships between one's self (and thoughts) and ... The other Yorick is myself” (SJ, 83), and although our narrator Yorick does indeed “jest,” it is “entirely at my own ...
Author: Michael Wood
Publisher: Edinburgh German Yearbook
Category: Literary Criticism
Category: English wit and humor
'New Contexts for Eighteenth-Century British Fiction' is a collection of thirteen essays honoring Professor Jerry C. Beasley, who retired from the University of Delaware in 2005. The essays, written by friends, collaborators and former students, reflect the scholarly interests that defined Professor Beasley's career and point to new directions of critical inquiry.
The full title is Yorick's Jests: Or, Wit's Common-Place Book, arranged on a new plan. Being a Choice Collection of Humourous Jests, Happy Bons-Mots, 81c. To which is added, a choice selection of toasts and sentiments (London, 1783), ...
Author: Christopher D. Johnson
Publisher: University of Delaware
Category: Literary Collections
'A writer of virtuostic talents who can seemingly do anything' New York Times 'Wallace is a superb comedian of culture . . . his exuberance and intellectual impishness are a delight' James Wood, Guardian 'He induces the kind of laughter which, when read in bed with a sleeping partner, wakes said sleeping partner up . . . He's damn good' Nicholas Lezard, Guardian 'One of the best books about addiction and recovery to appear in recent memory' Sunday Times Somewhere in the not-so-distant future the residents of Ennet House, a Boston halfway house for recovering addicts, and students at the nearby Enfield Tennis Academy are ensnared in the search for the master copy of Infinite Jest, a movie said to be so dangerously entertaining its viewers become entranced and expire in a state of catatonic bliss . . .
Poor Yorick Entertainment Unlimited. ... as a way of diverting himself from his wife's (Heath's) poorly hidden affair with the academically renowned mathematical topologist who is acting as the project's architect ('Rection').
Author: David Foster Wallace
Publisher: Hachette UK
Hamlet stands as a high water mark of canonical art, yet it has equally attracted rebels and experimenters, those avant-garde writers, dramatists, performers, and filmmakers who, in their adaptations and appropriations, seek new ways of expressing innovative and challenging thoughts in the hope that they can change perceptions of their own world.
A more recent manifestation of a spirit of Yorick is in Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace (1996), which takes its title from Hamlet's description of his boyhood companion. In this lengthy and controversial book, Yorick is little ...
Author: R. S. White
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Combining thematic analysis and stimulating close readings, The Collar is a wide-ranging study of the many ways--heroic or comic, shrewd or dastardly--Christian ministers have been represented in literature and film. Since all Christians are expected to be involved in ministry of some type, the assumptions of secular culture about ministers affect more than just clergy. Ranging across several nations (particularly the U. S., Britain, and Canada), denominations, and centuries, The Collar aims to encourage creative and faithful responses to the challenges of Christian leadership and to provoke awareness of the times when leadership expectations become too extreme. Using the framework of novels, plays, TV, and movies to make inquiries about pastoral passion, frustration, and fallibility, Sue Sorensen's well-informed, sprightly, and perceptive book will be helpful to pastors, parishioners, those interested in practical theology, and anyone who enjoys evocative literature and film.
Yorick is merry and “mercurial” and known for his indiscretion; it is said that “he had but too many temptations in life, of scattering his wit and his humour,—his gibes and his jests about him” (24–25). Because gravity is inimical to ...
Author: Sue Sorensen
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
This study revaluates the work of the scientist and radical, poet and dramatist and English exile in Germany Thomas Lovell Beddoes (1803-1849). While his writing has elicited high praise from poets ranging from Robert Browning through Ezra Pound to John Ashbery, scholars have frequently neglected it on grounds of its purportedly morbid and opaque eccentricity. Countering this scholarly perception, this book deftly relocates Beddoes’s poetry, drama and prose at the centre of Anglo-German debates on aesthetics and life science, politics and theatre in an early nineteenth-century European context. Aided by his letters from Germany, the book re-creates the intercultural discursive universe in which Beddoes easily moves from Shakespeare’s plays or the aesthetic experiments of Shelley and his circle to Goethe and to topics debated among Heinrich Heine and the Jungdeutschen, from the most advanced contemporary scientific research to the post-Napoleonic politics of the German radical students’ organisations, and from Byron, Baillie and London’s illegitimate theatre to Schiller’s and Tieck’s highly charged reflections on male-male friendship. The study combines historicist strategies with theories of performance, performativity, and visuality as it focuses, in particular, on Beddoes’s major and defining work, Death’s Jest-Book, first completed in 1829 and published posthumously after much revision in 1850. This study shows how Death’s Jest Book, as both drama and poetry, devises complex perspectives on scientifically inspired notions of ‘life’ and history, how it forges a radical vision for post-Napoleonic Europe and how it links this vision to a daring conception of desiring, gendered selves. The book pays close attention to the dialogue Beddoes’s writing maintains with Early Modern literature, and it highlights the proto-modernist features that link his work to that of Büchner, Grabbe and a European theatre avant-garde. This innovative study of Beddoes’s work, cutting across current investigations into politics, gender, and science in intercultural Romantic Studies should be of interest to scholars and students of British Romantic and Victorian studies as well as of German Vormärz studies, and to students and scholars of drama and theatre as well as Queer studies.
This variant was included neither in the early nor in the late version of Death 's Jest-Book. 61. Frye, “Yorick: The Romantic Macabre,” 64. 62. Kerrigan, Revenge ... It is not clear when exactly Beddoes read William Lovell.
Author: Ute Berns
Publisher: Lexington Books
Category: Literary Criticism
Surely this is not walking in a vain Jhadow - nor does man disquiet himself in vain by it - he oftener does fo in trasting the issue of ... I answered , Indeed I did jest but was not paid for it - it was ' entirely at my own expence .
Author: Laurence Sterne
Peel's ( George ) Merrie Conceited Jests , wherein is showed the Course of his Life ... S. Brunt , 1727 , in one vol . ... Yorick's Jests ; or Wit's ...
... will serve the Bookseller's purpose , as Yorick's name is pofli , bly of the two the more known ; -and the second will ease the minds of those who fee a jest , and the danger which s lurks under it , where no jest was meant .
Author: Ralph Griffiths
The Routledge Comedy Studies Reader is a selection of the most outstanding critical analysis featured in the journal Comedy Studies in the decade since its inception in 2010. The Reader illustrates the multiple perspectives that are available when analysing comedy. Wilkie’s selections present an array of critical approaches from interdisciplinary scholars, all of whom evaluate comedy from different angles and adopt a range of writing styles to explore the phenomenon. Divided into eight unique parts, the Reader offers both breadth and depth with its wide range of interdisciplinary articles and international perspectives. Of interest to students, scholars, and lovers of comedy alike, The Routledge Comedy Studies Reader offers a contemporary sample of general analyses of comedy as a mode, form, and genre.
At the heart of the laughter's complicity is hidden an ethical relation of Fremdheit that radically calls the subject ... Hamlet suggests that Yorick is 'a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy', which associates with the ...
Author: Ian Wilkie
Category: Performing Arts
LA S poor Yorick ! -- a fellow of infinite jest ; of most your gambols ? your songs ? your Aashes of merriment that were wont to set the table in a roar ? ” — Poor Yorick ! Little did we imagine , while lately indulging the play of ...
Author: SEVERAL HANDS