New Release Books by William Marx

William Marx is the author of The Tomb of Oedipus (2022), The Hatred of Literature (2018), Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales (Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru), Aberystwyth (1999), The Devil's Rights and the Redemption in the Literature of Medieval England (1995) and other 4 books.

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The Tomb of Oedipus

release date: Oct 11, 2022
The Tomb of Oedipus
If Greek tragedies are meant to be so tragic, why do they so often end so well? Here starts the story of a long and incredible misunderstanding. Out of the hundreds of tragedies that were performed, only 32 were preserved in full. Who chose them and why? Why are the lost ones never taken into account? This extremely unusual scholarly book tells us an Umberto Eco-like story about the lost tragedies. By arguing that they would have given a radically different picture, William Marx makes us think in completely new ways about one of the major achievements of Western culture. In this very readable, stimulating, lively, and even sometimes funny book, he explores parallels with Japanese theatre, resolves the enigma of catharsis, sheds a new light on psychoanalysis. In so doing, he tells also the story of the misreadings of our modernity, which disconnected art from the body, the place, and gods. Two centuries ago philosophers transformed Greek tragedies into an ideal archetype, now they want to read them as self-help handbooks, but all are equally wrong: Greek tragedy is definitely not what you think, and we may never understand it, but this makes it matter all the more to us.

The Hatred of Literature

release date: Jan 08, 2018
The Hatred of Literature
For 2,500 years literature has been condemned in the name of authority, truth, morality and society. But in making explicit what a society expects from literature, anti-literary discourse paradoxically asserts the validity of what it wishes to deny. The threat to literature’s continued existence, William Marx writes, is not hatred but indifference.

Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales (Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru), Aberystwyth

release date: Jan 01, 1999
Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales (Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru), Aberystwyth
`The Index of Middle English Prose when completed will be a monumental achievement.'' REVIEW OF ENGLISH STUDIES This is the first volume in the series to deal with a national library. Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru, the National Library of Wales, was founded with the expressed purpose of preserving the material of the literary culture and history of Wales. The number of medieval English language manuscripts, while substantial, does not form as great a proportion of the holdings as in other libraries in Britain, and a special feature of the collection is that the manuscript context for some English texts is one in which Welsh is the main language. The collection is thus relatively unexplored for its Middle English holdings, and of the manuscripts indexed here fewer than half are listed in the Index of Printed Middle English Prose; they contain awealth of materials, most notably in historical writings, scientific texts, and prophecies. The introduction sets the wider context for the manuscripts by discussing the history of the Library and the way in which its major collections were brought together. WILLIAM MARXis Senior Lecturer in the Department of English, University of Wales, Lampeter.

The Devil's Rights and the Redemption in the Literature of Medieval England

release date: Jan 01, 1995
The Devil's Rights and the Redemption in the Literature of Medieval England
A study of the theory of the devil''s rights in relation to medieval theology of the redemption, as this is treated in the popular literature of medieval England.

The Heating Value and Proximate Analyses of Missouri Coals

Elemental Identification of Artifacts and Pigments from Ancient Ilion with X-ray Fluorescence

release date: Jan 01, 2019

Grouard-Peace River Trail

release date: Jan 01, 2009

An Investigation of the Road Making Properties of Missouri Stone and Gravel

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