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In between wor(l)ds: the image of the ‘entre‐lugar’ in Agrestes

Sara Brandellero

in On a Knife-Edge: The Poetry of João Cabral de Melo Neto

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199589524
eISBN:
9780191595462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589524.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter analyses João Cabral's collection, Agrestes (1985). Taking its cue from Silviano Santiago's formulations on the entre-lugar as a locus of enunciation where forms of cultural colonialism ... More


East-West Descent Narratives

Rachel Falconer

in Hell in Contemporary Literature: Western Descent Narratives since 1945

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748617630
eISBN:
9780748651733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748617630.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses several East–West descent narratives. The first is Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now, which represents the descent of a Western, imperial hero into a demonic ... More


The North

Simon Featherstone

in Englishness: Twentieth-Century Popular Culture and the Forming of English Identity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623655
eISBN:
9780748651764
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623655.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses the importance of English regionalism in the construction of national identity. The discussion focuses on the North West, which is a region frequently excluded from the maps of ... More


Epilogue Writing for a Place: A Writer's Workshop for McDowell County, West Virginia

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/9780813041735.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The book closes with a pragmatic application of some of its abstract assertions, recounting the full experience of myself and another academic in our attempt to effect the humblest of positive local ... More


The Epitome of the Epiphany: Stephen and Malte, Joyce and Rilke

Robert K. Weninger

in The German Joyce

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813041667
eISBN:
9780813043678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813041667.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter focalizes the coincidental circumstance that Rainer Maria Rilke and James Joyce were living in Paris at the same time in 1902/03. Rilke later uses his Paris experiences as a model for ... More


“Could I sue a dead person?”: Rebecca West and Virginia Woolf

Mark Hussey

in Virginia Woolf and Her Female Contemporaries

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781942954088
eISBN:
9781786944122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781942954088.003.0027
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Despite their claims that they did not know one another very well, Woolf and Rebecca West maintained a wary regard for one another throughout their lifetimes. To Woolf, West was a “celebrity” and ... More


“A Land That Devours Its Inhabitants. Its Lovers Devour Its Lovers”

Amir Eshel

in Futurity: Contemporary Literature and the Quest for the Past

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226924953
eISBN:
9780226924960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226924960.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines several works written in the 1980s by Israeli Jewish authors. These include David Schütz's Shoshan lavan, shoshan adom (1988; White rose, red rose), Yehoshua Kenaz's Hitganvut ... More


Neal & Co.

Ann Charters and Samuel Charters

in Brother-Souls: John Clellon Holmes, Jack Kerouac, and the Beat Generation

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604735796
eISBN:
9781621031666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604735796.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

On January 4, 1949, John Clellon Holmes wrote to Alan Harrington in Arizona about the arrival of Neal Cassady in New York City. Cassady left his wife, Carolyn Robinson, with their four-month-old-baby ... More


Conclusion: ‘Borges, Politics, and the Postcolonial’

Robin Fiddian

in Postcolonial Borges: Argument and Artistry

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198794714
eISBN:
9780191836176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198794714.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, European Literature

The chapter offers a concluding synthesis of Borges’s geopolitical and postcolonial thinking, organized around the concepts of i) Argentine culture; ii) personal, national, and regional perspectives ... More


India and I Share a Birthday

Hoshang Merchant

in Secret Writings of Hoshang Merchant

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199465965
eISBN:
9780199086962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199465965.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Merchant visits USA and his dying elder sister after a twelve-year gap. He visits Sam Lewis’s Lama Foundation in Taos, New Mexico. He is called a marginal Indian poet after a reading, and he defends ... More


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