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Ritual and Practice

M. Therese Lysaught

in Dying in the Twenty-First Century: Toward a New Ethical Framework for the Art of Dying Well

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262029124
eISBN:
9780262328579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029124.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

M. Therese Lysaught argues that, whereas rituals and practices had played important roles in the art of dying from the Middle Ages until the early twentieth century, today they are ambiguous concepts ... More


Representing Urban Appalachia: Fred Chappell's The Gaudy Place

Casey Clabough

in Inhabiting Contemporary Southern and Appalachian Literature: Region and Place in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813041735
eISBN:
9780813043944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813041735.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

In The Gaudy Place, as is the case in novels such as Ivo Andric’s The Bridge on the Drina and Sherwood Anderson’s Winesburg, Ohio, the book’s setting also serves as its dominant character, with the ... More


Conclusion

Tony Jason Stafford and R. F. Dietrich

in Shaw's Settings: Gardens and Libraries

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813044989
eISBN:
9780813046747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044989.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In brief, we may conclude that Shaw incorporates these two settings, which recur with regularity throughout his works, as a way of providing a complete dramatic experience, these settings becoming an ... More


Living with friends

Joseph Mai

in Robert Guédiguian

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780719096471
eISBN:
9781526124104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096471.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines Guédiguian’s youth in l’Estaque, a “communist” neighbourhood of Marseille, his political activism, his transition away from the Communist party, and finally a turn toward ... More


“Eternal Things”: Saul Bellow, the Infinite Longings of the Soul, and the Shortcomings of Logical Positivism

Michael LeMahieu

in Fictions of Fact and Value: The Erasure of Logical Positivism in American Literature, 1945-1975

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199890408
eISBN:
9780199369652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199890408.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Saul Bellow’s explicit engagement with logical positivism in the short story “Zetland: By a Character Witness” – Bellow’s unfinished tribute to his childhood friend, intellectual companion, and ... More


A Company Man

Brent Phillips

in Charles Walters: The Director Who Made Hollywood Dance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813147215
eISBN:
9780813151502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813147215.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The chapter explores Walters’ role as prolific stager of musical sequences at M-G-M and discusses the studio’s insistence for lengthy rehearsal periods. In Broadway Rhythm he creates showcases for ... More


Words and deeds: character depiction and direct discourse

Eva von Contzen

in The Scottish Legendary: Towards a poetics of hagiographic narration

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719095962
eISBN:
9781526109675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719095962.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The third chapter is devoted to the depiction of the saintly characters and the uses and functions of their direct discourse, which is a defining feature of the Scottish Legendary. The chapter ... More


Virtue

Nomy Arpaly and Timothy Schroeder

in In Praise of Desire

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199348169
eISBN:
9780199348183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199348169.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

To be virtuous is to greatly intrinsically desire the right or good (correctly conceived) and to not intrinsically desire the wrong or bad; to be vicious is to greatly intrinsically desire the wrong ... More


Ruin and Death 1841

Lawrence M. Crutcher

in George Keats of Kentucky: A Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813136882
eISBN:
9780813141411
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136882.003.0015
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

George guarantees the note of Tom Bakewell for a large steamboat project, which is terminated following the Panic of 1837. Bakewell defaults and George bankrupts himself trying to pay the debt. On a ... More


The Tutor

Nigel Smith

in Andrew Marvell: The Chameleon

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300112214
eISBN:
9780300168396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300112214.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter recounts the events in Andrew Marvell's life following his leave of the Fairfax household in 1652. It tells, for example, of his pursuit of employment, and at the same time covers the ... More


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