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Reversing the Fall in Book 10

David Quint

in Inside Paradise Lost: Reading the Designs of Milton's Epic

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161914
eISBN:
9781400850488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161914.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter places the reconciliation of Adam and Eve in book 10 against the preceding first two-thirds of book 10, which have described the building by Sin and Death of their bridge over Chaos and ... More


Death's Following: Mediocrity, Dirtiness, Adulthood, Literature

John Limon

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823242795
eISBN:
9780823242832
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823242795.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Almost all twentieth-century philosophy stresses the immanence of death-as drive, as the context of Being, as the essence of humanity's defining ethics or language. Limon makes use of literary ... More


Gothic Death 1740-1914: A Literary History

Andrew Smith

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719088414
eISBN:
9781526115256
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088414.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The focus in this book is on how the dead and dying were represented in Gothic texts between 1740 and 1914-between Graveyard poetry and the mass death occasioned by the First World War. The corpse ... More


Reinventing the masque: Shirley’s and Davenant’s protectorate entertainments

Rachel Willie

in Staging the Revolution: Drama, reinvention and history, 1647-72

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719087639
eISBN:
9781526104052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087639.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Although the theatres officially remained closed between 1642 and 1660, from 1656, William Davenant staged entertainments, first at his home in Rutland House, then at the Cockpit theatre in Drury ... More


Interview: Gene Wolfe ‘The Legerdemain of the Wolfe’

Robert Frazier

in Shadows of the New Sun: Wolfe on Writing/Writers on Wolfe

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846310577
eISBN:
9781846314056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846310577.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In this interview with a playful Wolfe reprinted from Thrust: Science Fiction in Review, Winter-Spring 1983, Frazier reviews the author's early career. Wolfe lists and evaluates his short fiction and ... 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


Death in Venice: Irony, Detachment, and the Aesthetic State

Kevin Newmark

in Irony on Occasion: From Schlegel and Kierkegaard to Derrida and de Man

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823240128
eISBN:
9780823240166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823240128.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Thomas Mann, perhaps the most widely recognized theorist-practitioner of irony in the 20th century, provides a crucial test case for any study of irony. This chapter situates Mann at the far end of ... More


Chronicles of death foretold

Jeremy Tambling

in On Anachronism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719082443
eISBN:
9781781703168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082443.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines two plays, King Lear and All's Well that Ends Well, in relation to García Márquez's Sonnet 106. It first looks at archival anachrony in Márquez's Chronicle of a Death Foretold ... More


The Impossibility of Ethics: On Mount Moriah

Derek Attridge

in Reading and Responsibility: Deconstruction's Traces

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640089
eISBN:
9780748652112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640089.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter reflects Jacques Derrida's growing attention to ethical questions in the 1990s, at a time when the author was beginning to study the work of Emmanuel Levinas. For Søren Kierkegaard, ... More


The Sounds of Silence: Roland Barthes

Jürgen Pieters

in Speaking With the Dead: Explorations in Literature and History

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748615889
eISBN:
9780748652020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748615889.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses the work by Roland Barthes. The question that Barthes puts in the opening pages of La chambre claire (Camera Lucida) offers an apt illustration of the paradox which underlies ... More


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