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Joseph Conrad and the Modern Temper

Daphna Erdinast-Vulcan

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117858
eISBN:
9780191671081
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117858.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

A study which relates Conrad’s work to the crisis of modernity in the late 19th century, this book discusses ‘faultlines’ — ambiguities and apparent aesthetic ruptures — in nine of the major novels ... More


Distinguo: Reading Montaigne Differently

Steven Rendall

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151807
eISBN:
9780191672842
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151807.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Most modern critics (even those who have emphasized the ‘evolution’ of Montaigne's ideas) have sought to explain away the contradictions and incoherences of Montaigne's Essais. This book investigates ... More


Companions and Brothers

Sarah Kay

in The Chansons de Geste in the Age of Romance: Political Fictions

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151920
eISBN:
9780191672903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151920.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

It can be observed that certain horizontal ties such as friendship, brotherhood, and companionship are formed between characters – junior men – who belong to the same age group and share the same ... More


Discrowning the Writer: Konstantin Vaginov

David Shepherd

in Beyond Metafiction: Self-Consciousness in Soviet Literature

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198156666
eISBN:
9780191673221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198156666.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the metafictions of Soviet writer Konstantin Vaginov. The position of Vaginov in relation to the dominant literary trends in the 1920s is as marginal as Leonid Leonov's or ... More


Juan Goytisolo and the Poetics of Contagion: The Evolution of a Radical Aesthetic in the Later Novels

Stanley Black

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853238362
eISBN:
9781846313387
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313387
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Juan Goytisolo is arguably Spain's foremost contemporary novelist. This book is one of the few major studies in English to examine all of his mature works, from ‘Senas de identidad’ in 1966 to ‘Las ... More


“Spaces of Time through Times of Space”: Haunting the “Wandering Rocks”

Luke Gibbons

in Joyce'S Ghosts: Ireland, Modernism, and Memory

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226236179
eISBN:
9780226236209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226236209.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The importance of simultaneity in literary modernism is often taken to represent the triumph of space over time, but in the “Wandering Rocks” chapter of Ulysses, Joyce subjects synchronicity itself ... More


A Politics of Enmity: Müller’s Germania Death in Berlin

Martin Blumenthal-Barby

in Inconceivable Effects: Ethics through Twentieth-Century German Literature, Thought, and Film

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801478123
eISBN:
9780801467394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801478123.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter analyzes Heiner Müller’s play, Germania Death in Berlin, which consists of thirteen miscellaneously interrelated scenes. The play creates a certain politics of enmity—a politics whose ... More


The Creeping Unknown: Re-Making Meaning in the Gothic Novel

Jarlath Killeen

in The Emergence of Irish Gothic Fiction

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780748690800
eISBN:
9780748697120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748690800.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The claim that horror and the Gothic ‘mean’, or generate meaning, has recently become something of an embarrassment to many theorists of and commentators on the genre. This chapter examines the whole ... More


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