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Reflection on the Death of My Father {1982}

Irving Howe

in A Voice Still Heard: Selected Essays of Irving Howe

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300203660
eISBN:
9780300210583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300203660.003.0026
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter presents Irving Howe's 1982 essay “Reflection on the Death of My Father,” in which he talks about the death of his father in a deeply poignant, conflicted, and touching manner. He admits ... More


Geoff Dyer

Tim Parks

in Life and Work: Writers, Readers, and the Conversations between Them

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300215366
eISBN:
9780300216738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215366.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter offers a reading of Geoff Dyer's novel, Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi. The contrast between vitality and killjoy is at the heart of Dyer's work. Unlike the traditional novelist who ... More


The Black Horse of the Apocalypse and its Pale Rider

Evelyn Lord

in The Great Plague: A People's History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300173819
eISBN:
9780300206203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300173819.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This book focuses on the spread of the Black Death in Cambridge when the Black Horse of the Apocalypse with its pale rider picked off its victims one by one in the long hot summers of 1665 to 1666. ... More


The Last German Jews

Ruth Gay

in Safe Among the Germans: Liberated Jews After World War II

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300092714
eISBN:
9780300133127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300092714.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter focuses on the small town of Deggendorf in southeast Bavaria, which has long had a bad reputation in Jewish chronicles. The Jews of the town were massacred, their property confiscated, ... More


Seneca

C. Kavin Rowe

in One True Life: The Stoics and Early Christians as Rival Traditions

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780300180121
eISBN:
9780300182101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300180121.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter begins the discussion of the Roman Stoics with Seneca. The focus is on five areas that best reflect the recurrent major patterns of Seneca’s language: Death, Fortune, God/Nature, the ... More


Marcus Aurelius

C. Kavin Rowe

in One True Life: The Stoics and Early Christians as Rival Traditions

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780300180121
eISBN:
9780300182101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300180121.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter finishes the discussion of the Stoics with the Emperor Marcus Aurelius. The chapter is organized around the six dominant areas of Marcus’s language in his Meditations: Death, God/Nature, ... More


The Gathering Storm

Heiko A. Oberman

in The Two Reformations: The Journey from the Last Days to the New World

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300098686
eISBN:
9780300130348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300098686.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter discusses the historical events that served as the prelude to the Reformation. It then explored the impacts of the Black Death plague in Europe, and its influence in the fifteenth ... More


Chicanismo and Old Age 1967–1972

Carlos Kevin Blanton

in George I. Sánchez: The Long Fight for Mexican American Integration

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300190328
eISBN:
9780300210422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300190328.003.0013
Subject:
History, Latin American History

George I. Sánchez worked hard to embrace the Chicano Movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s. But even though he admired this new activist culture and its youthful adherents, he fell short of ... More


My Heart Beats Only for You

William C. Carter

in Proust in Love

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108125
eISBN:
9780300134889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108125.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores the relationship that blossomed between Marcel Proust and Reynaldo Hahn—a poet, singer, and musician. Proust had dedicated a short story of his, “The Death of Baldassare ... More


Epilogue

Peter Jackson

in The Mongols and the Islamic World: From Conquest to Conversion

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300125337
eISBN:
9780300227284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300125337.003.0015
Subject:
History, Asian History

This epilogue discusses the impact of infidel Mongol rule on the Islamic world in the longer term, down to the sixteenth through the nineteenth centuries. It begins with an analysis of the more ... More


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