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The Citizen of the Unknown Homeland

Christopher Prendergast

in Mirages and Mad Beliefs: Proust the Skeptic

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155203
eISBN:
9781400846313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155203.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines questions about bodies and origins, homelands and fatherlands in À la recherche du temps perdu. In Marcel Proust's novel, the important parental body is the maternal body—at ... More


The Sound and the Fury Redux and the End of the World War I Mobilization Novel

Keith Gandal

in The Gun and the Pen: Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner and the Fiction of Mobilization

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195338911
eISBN:
9780199867127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195338911.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, American, 20th Century Literature

When anti-Semitism becomes untenable after the Holocaust is revealed toward the end of World War II, Faulkner himself revises The Sound and the Fury in an Appendix that strikingly demonizes his once ... More


Cold War Pluralism: The New York Intellectuals Respond to Soviet Anti-Semitism

Steven S. Lee

in The Ethnic Avant-Garde: Minority Cultures and World Revolution

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231173520
eISBN:
9780231540117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231173520.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 4 elaborates on the ethnic avant-garde's decline by discussing how, in response to post-war Soviet anti-Semitism, the New York Intellectuals articulated a Jewish cultural authenticity that ... More


Million Man Mirage

Nona Willis Aronowitz

in The Essential Ellen Willis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681204
eISBN:
9781452949048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681204.003.0037
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter criticizes the Million Man March for its obvious sexism, and Louis Farrakhan for his obvious anti-Semitism, calling the event a shot at a “utopian moment” but insisting that “it’s a ... More


Racine and Anti-semitism

Joseph Frank

in Responses to Modernity: Essays in the Politics of Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823239252
eISBN:
9780823239290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239252.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Esther is one of the two Biblical plays written by Jean Racine (the other is Athalie) after he had officially retired from composing for the theater. Instead, he had assumed the post of official ... More


The Frontier Within

Abe Kōbō and Richard F. Calichman

in The Frontier Within: Essays by Abe Kōbō

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163866
eISBN:
9780231535090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163866.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The essay of this chapter explores the notion of the “frontier within” by addressing the issue of Jewish particularity. Beyond the dimension of mere prejudice or discrimination, the text notes the ... More


Is There Still a Jewish Question?: Why I’m an Anti-Anti-Zionist

Nona Willis Aronowitz

in The Essential Ellen Willis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681204
eISBN:
9781452949048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681204.003.0052
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter challenges the left to examine its rage at Israel. The text first explains why the chapter stands opposed to anti-Zionism before considering the left’s stand regarding the issue of ... More


T. S. Eliot <i>vs</i> the League and UNESCO

Peter D. McDonald

in Artefacts of Writing: Ideas of the State and Communities of Letters from Matthew Arnold to Xu Bing

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198725152
eISBN:
9780191792595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198725152.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter begins with the framing of the UNESCO constitution in 1945 and T. S. Eliot’s objections to the conception of culture that underpinned it. It then traces the development of Eliot’s own ... More


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