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The Absurd in Literature

The Absurd in Literature

Neil Cornwell

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074097
eISBN:
9781781700969
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074097.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book offers a comprehensive account of the absurd in prose fiction. As well as providing a basis for courses on absurdist literature (whether in fiction or in drama), it offers a broadly based ... More

The Alchemist in LiteratureFrom Dante to the Present

The Alchemist in Literature: From Dante to the Present

Theodore Ziolkowski

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198746836
eISBN:
9780191809187
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746836.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Mythology and Folklore

This book traces the figure of the alchemist in Western literature from its first appearance in Dante down to the present. From the beginning alchemy has had two aspects: exoteric or operative (the ... More

The Amorous RestorationLove, Sex, and Politics in Early Nineteenth-Century France

The Amorous Restoration: Love, Sex, and Politics in Early Nineteenth-Century France

Andrew J. Counter

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198785996
eISBN:
9780191827709
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785996.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, European Literature

When Louis XVIII returned to the throne in 1814, and again in 1815, France embarked upon a period of uneasy cohabitation between the old and the new. The writers of the age, who included ... More

Anger, Gratitude, and the Enlightenment Writer

Anger, Gratitude, and the Enlightenment Writer

Patrick Coleman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199589340
eISBN:
9780191723322
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589340.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 18th-century Literature

This book examines how major writers of the French Enlightenment discuss the social appropriateness of anger and gratitude in regulating social life. Defining the kinds of slight or favor that demand ... More

Annie ErnauxThe Return to Origins

Annie Ernaux: The Return to Origins

Siobhan McIlvanney

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853235378
eISBN:
9781846312571
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846312571
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This critical study focusing exclusively on Annie Ernaux's writing trajectory provides an analysis of her individual texts. Following a broadly feminist hermeneutic, it engages in a series of close ... More

Answering AuschwitzPrimo Levi's Science and Humanism after the Fall

Answering Auschwitz: Primo Levi's Science and Humanism after the Fall

Stanislao G. Pugliese (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823233588
eISBN:
9780823241811
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233588.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

More than twenty years ago, the Italian chemist, writer, and Holocaust survivor Primo Levi fell to his death from the stairwell of his apartment building in Turin. Within hours, a debate exploded as ... More

The Artistry of Exile

The Artistry of Exile

Jane Stabler

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199590247
eISBN:
9780191766411
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590247.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, European Literature

This book explores the ways in which exile concentrates the aesthetics of two generations of 19th-century British writers who felt forced to leave England and chose to live in Italy. Focusing on the ... More

Balzac's Shorter FictionsGenesis and Genre

Balzac's Shorter Fictions: Genesis and Genre

Tim Farrant

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198151975
eISBN:
9780191710247
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151975.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Balzac's reputation is as a novelist. But short stories make up over half La Comédie humaine, in addition to scores of other tales and articles. Short forms appear early in Balzac's output, and shape ... More

Barcelona's Vocation of ModernityRise and Decline of an Urban Image

Barcelona's Vocation of Modernity: Rise and Decline of an Urban Image

Joan Ramon Resina

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758321
eISBN:
9780804787505
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758321.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Since the closing decades of the nineteenth century, Barcelona has striven to sustain an image of modernity that distinguishes itself within Spain. This book traces the development of that image ... More

Baudelaire and the Art of Memory

Baudelaire and the Art of Memory

J. A. Hiddleston

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159322
eISBN:
9780191673597
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159322.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book provides an examination of Baudelaire's art criticism and its relationship with his creative writing. It is the first book in English to treat in one volume the diverse aspects of the ... More

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