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Origins and Contexts

Clive Scott

in Vers Libre: The Emergence of Free Verse in France 1886-1914

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151593
eISBN:
9780191672750
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151593.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Poetry

This chapter focuses on the history of poetry, its origin, and contexts. In this chapter, analysis centres on the invention of free verse and its evolution and developments. What features made 1886 ... More


Narratives of Origin

Mererid Puw Davies

in The Tale of Bluebeard in German Literature: From the Eighteenth Century to the Present

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242757
eISBN:
9780191697180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242757.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter analyses scholarship on ‘Blaubart’. Studies of the Bluebeard material are best read not as expositions of its origins, but as interpretations or even retellings of that material which ... More


Introduction

M. L. Gasparov

in A History of European Versification

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198158790
eISBN:
9780191673368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158790.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, European Literature

This chapter introduces the definition of verse, its origin, and its evolution. The word verse comes from the Greek word stichos, which means ‘row’, and its Latin synonym versus, which means ‘turn’ — ... More


“The Odium of Doubtfulness”: Or the Vicissitudes of Arendt’s Metaphorical Thinking

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/9780801478123.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter focuses on Hannah Arendt’s study of the question of “style” in historiographical narration. It analyzes Arendt’s book, Origins of Totalitarianism, and determines her own style, while ... More


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