Sparks And Lustrous Words

Literary Walks, Cultural Pilgrimages – Essays in Honour of Guido Latré

"Sparks and Lustrous Words" is a free adaptation of a phrase from Shakespeare's All’s Well That Ends Well. Sparks come from nowhere; they are suddenly there to dispel the darkness and ignite a flame, bringing illumination, Shakespearean insight, Biblical inspiration, warmth and passion... Read More

"Sparks and Lustrous Words" is a free adaptation of a phrase from Shakespeare's All’s Well That Ends Well. Sparks come from nowhere; they are suddenly there to dispel the darkness and ignite a flame, bringing illumination, Shakespearean insight, Biblical inspiration, warmth and passion – all metaphorical and intertextual associations
that fit the part. Words are what makes us human. Whether forged in the metal of a printing press or spoken by the teacher, they conjure up seas and stories. They enable us to communicate and connect, to hope and dream, to create.
This volume was put together in honour of Professor Guido Latré on the occasion of his retirement. The dozens of contributions it gathers reflect the span of his distinguished teaching and scholarly career, with work on Chaucer, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Tyndale and other Bible translators, Shakespeare, Henry James, the War Poets, T.S. Eliot, Philip Larkin, and many others. Echoing the polyphony of his life and interests, the book offers texts in three languages, including several full-length articles based on original research, as well as shorter, more personal or playful pieces, and much that lies between. The contributions are divided into five sections: Biblical and philological excursions; Shakespearean wanderings; Flanders Fields and other sites of memory; Border crossings; and Moments revisited, futures envisaged. Its excursions into a wide range of periods, languages, nations, genres and styles make the book a fitting tribute to the broad and penetrating vision of a much appreciated friend and colleague, who surely knows how to make words sparkle.


"Sparks and Lustrous Words" is a free adaptation of a phrase from Shakespeare's All’s Well That Ends Well. Sparks come from nowhere; they are suddenly there to dispel the darkness and ignite a flame, bringing illumination, Shakespearean insight, Biblical inspiration, warmth and passion – all metaphorical and intertextual associations
that fit the part. Words are what makes us human. Whether forged in the metal of a printing press or spoken by the teacher, they conjure up seas and stories. They enable us to communicate and connect, to hope and dream, to create.
This volume was put together in honour of Professor Guido Latré on the occasion of his retirement. The dozens of contributions it gathers reflect the span of his distinguished teaching and scholarly career, with work on Chaucer, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Tyndale and other Bible translators, Shakespeare, Henry James, the War Poets, T.S. Eliot, Philip Larkin, and many others. Echoing the polyphony of his life and interests, the book offers texts in three languages, including several full-length articles based on original research, as well as shorter, more personal or playful pieces, and much that lies between. The contributions are divided into five sections: Biblical and philological excursions; Shakespearean wanderings; Flanders Fields and other sites of memory; Border crossings; and Moments revisited, futures envisaged. Its excursions into a wide range of periods, languages, nations, genres and styles make the book a fitting tribute to the broad and penetrating vision of a much appreciated friend and colleague, who surely knows how to make words sparkle.


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Publisher
Presses universitaires de Louvain
Edited by
Paul Arblaster, Ingrid Bertrand, Véronique Bragard, Dirk Delabastita,
Collection
Collections de la Faculté de philosophie, arts et lettres de l'UCL
Language
English, French
BISAC Subject Heading
LCO009000 LITERARY COLLECTIONS / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh > LIT004120 LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
BIC subject category (UK)
DS Literature: history & criticism
Onix Audience Codes
06 Professional and scholarly
CLIL (Version 2013-2019)
3146 Lettres et Sciences du langage > 4033 Langues étrangères > 4027 Etudes littéraires générales et thématiques
Title First Published
11 October 2019
Subject Scheme Identifier Code
: anglais
: Langues, liguistique et littératures

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Publication Date
11 October 2019
ISBN-13
9782875588487
Extent
Main content page count : 478
Code
99206
Dimensions
17 x 24 cm
Weight
800 grams
Packaging Type
No outer packaging
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37.50 €
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Publication Date
11 October 2019
ISBN-13
9782875588494
Extent
Main content page count : 478
Code
99206PDF
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Version 2.1, Version 3

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Contents


Introduction:

Guido's walks / Guido’s talks

Paul Arblaster, Ingrid Bertrand, Véronique Bragard, Dirk Delabastita xi

I. Biblical and philological excursions

II. Shakespearean wanderings

III. Flanders Fields and other sites of memory

IV. Border crossings

V. Moments revisited, futures envisaged