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Conrad and the Philosophy of History: Youth, Poland, and the Romantic Past

Richard Niland

in Conrad and History

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199580347
eISBN:
9780191722738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580347.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

This chapter introduces the Polish philosophical background to Conrad's life and writing. By outlining the importance of Hegel's philosophy of history in nineteenth-century Europe, the chapter ... More


Conrad and History

Richard Niland

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199580347
eISBN:
9780191722738
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580347.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

This work examines the philosophy of history and the subject of the nation in the literature of Joseph Conrad. It explores the importance of nineteenth-century Polish Romantic philosophy in Conrad's ... More


Tolstoy On War: Narrative Art and Historical Truth in “War and Peace”

Rick McPeak and Donna Tussing Orwin (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801448980
eISBN:
9780801465895
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801448980.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

In 1812, Napoleon launched his fateful invasion of Russia. Five decades later, Leo Tolstoy published War and Peace, a fictional representation of the era that is one of the most celebrated novels in ... More


Chronicler of Heroes and Saints

Glenn H. Roe

in The Passion of Charles Péguy: Literature, Modernity, and the Crisis of Historicism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780198718079
eISBN:
9780191787607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718079.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines in detail Péguy’s turn towards literature, when in the context of his ‘Dialogue with History’ he questioned the validity of positivist historicism and its ability to describe ... More


The Metaphysics of Modern Historicism

Glenn H. Roe

in The Passion of Charles Péguy: Literature, Modernity, and the Crisis of Historicism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780198718079
eISBN:
9780191787607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718079.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines Péguy’s stand against the positivist historicism of the nineteenth century as it was formulated and disseminated by Hippolyte Taine and Ernest Renan. For Péguy, the modern ... More


Thinking an Image in Theory and History

Anne-Gaëlle Saliot

in The Drowned Muse: The Unknown Woman of the Seine's Survivals from Nineteenth-Century Modernity to the Present

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198708629
eISBN:
9780191779558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198708629.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The first chapter opens the section ‘Death and the Maiden’, which, drawing from Didi-Huberman, Belting, and Vovelle, demonstrates how the figure of the Inconnue emerges at the nexus of the tradition ... More


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