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Venturing Far Out: 1849–1851

Walter Lowrie

in A Short Life of Kierkegaard

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157771
eISBN:
9781400845972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157771.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter chronicles a few decisive ventures Kierkegaard had undertaken for various reasons, be it for love or for his work, and details the publication histories for his last few works. It first ... More


Private Lives, Public Deaths: Antigone and the Invention of Individuality

Jonathan Strauss

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251322
eISBN:
9780823252954
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251322.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Mythology and Folklore

In Private Lives/Public Deaths, Jonathan Strauss shows how Sophocles's tragedy Antigone crystalized the political, intellectual, and aesthetic forces of an entire historical moment – fifth-century ... More


Agriculture after the Black Death

Thirsk Joan

in Alternative Agriculture: A History: From the Black Death to the Present Day

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208136
eISBN:
9780191677922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208136.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter discusses the efforts of farmers to save agriculture after the Black Death. The first solution to the crisis in agriculture was to ... More


Alternative Crops: the successes

Thirsk Joan

in Alternative Agriculture: A History: From the Black Death to the Present Day

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208136
eISBN:
9780191677922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208136.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter focuses on rapeseed, woad, and hops which were considered as the successful alternative crops after the Black Death. When the task of ... 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


The Rilke Alphabet

Ulrich Baer

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823256280
eISBN:
9780823261338
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256280.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

The Rilke Alphabet examines key terms in Rilke’s poetry, letters and prose to reveal major themes in his work, such as love, death, immanence, beauty, art, faith, suffering, hope. The book examines ... More


Paris, Rome, and Sweden 1902–1905

Donald Prater

in A Ringing Glass: The Life of Rainer Maria Rilke

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158912
eISBN:
9780191673405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158912.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, European Literature

In Paris, Rilke became friends with Rodin and worked as his secretary. He also wrote more ‘prayers’, the Book of Poverty and Death, to form the third cycle of the Book of Hours. Rilke stayed in Rome ... More


Introduction

Richard Lansdown

in Byron's Historical Dramas

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112525
eISBN:
9780191670794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112525.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter discusses several remarks from The Death of Tragedy that suggest the interest Byron's plays may hold for those attempting to consider his overall achievement as a writer. A detailed ... More


The Rebellious No: Variations on a Secular Theology of Language

Noëlle Vahanian

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823256952
eISBN:
9780823261444
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256952.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Beginning where the great masters of suspicion ended, this book aims for a renewal of theological thinking not by way of an argument against the death of God or on behalf of the postmodern turn of ... More


Good Grief! Jessica Mitford Makes the New York Times Bestseller List

Gary Laderman

in Rest in Peace: A Cultural History of Death and the Funeral Home in Twentieth-Century America

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195183559
eISBN:
9780199850198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183559.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The year 1963 was not good for the public image of funeral directors in the United States. A half-century of public scrutiny, skewering, and scepticism did not prepare undertakers for the fallout of ... More


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