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Le Misanthrope: the raisonneur as friend and rival

Michael Hawcroft

in Molière: Reasoning With Fools

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199228836
eISBN:
9780191711251
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228836.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter deals with Philinte in Le Misanthrope, the long-suffering friend of the foolish and morally ambiguous protagonist Alceste. The play pits these two characters against each other: Alceste ... More


Art War with the State: Writers and Guardians of a Post-colonial Society

Ngũgĩ Wa Thiongʼo

in Penpoints, Gunpoints, and Dreams: Towards a Critical Theory of the Arts and the State in Africa

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183907
eISBN:
9780191674136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183907.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter describes the war going on between art and the state and the role of writers and guardians in the post-colonial society. Even in a democratic society which contains a class system the ... More


The Allegory of the Cave: Language, Democracy, and a New World Order

Ngũgĩ Wa Thiongʼo

in Penpoints, Gunpoints, and Dreams: Towards a Critical Theory of the Arts and the State in Africa

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183907
eISBN:
9780191674136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183907.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter looks at the role of the intellectual as an interpreter. It examines the genealogy and types of modern African interpreter in the colonial and post-colonial era: the interpreter as a ... More


Of Trivial Things: Writing the Self in Late-Ming Literary Culture

Stephen McDowall

in Qian Qianyi's Reflections on Yellow Mountain: Traces of a Late-Ming Hatchet and Chisel

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622090842
eISBN:
9789882207318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622090842.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The Jiangnan man-of-letters found himself in a rather troubling and fast-paced place during the last century of the Ming dynasty. The size of public service composed of educated males remained ... More


The Antibourgeois Bourgeois Writer: The Rediscovery of Zweig in Communist China

Arnhilt Johanna Hoefle

in China's Stefan Zweig: The Dynamics of Cross-Cultural Reception

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780824872083
eISBN:
9780824876852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824872083.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Despite the author’s bourgeois class background and the subject matter of his writings, Stefan Zweig’s novellas were among the very few foreign-language works that were still published under Mao ... More


A Metaphor for Civil Society?: Marriage and “Rights Talk” in the KhĀtamī Period

in Burying the Beloved: Marriage, Realism, and Reform in Modern Iran

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804775892
eISBN:
9780804778183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804775892.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines Fataneh Hajj Sayyed Javadi's The Morning After and Zoya Pirzad's I'll Turn Out the Lights in the context of women's rights within marriage and civil society debates in Iran. It ... More


The Politics of Friendship

Gregory Jusdanis

in A Tremendous Thing: Friendship from the "Iliad" to the Internet

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452840
eISBN:
9780801454752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452840.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter probes at the place of friendship in society, specifically looking at E.M. Forster's A Passage to India and Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. It analyzes not only the ... More


Strange Incidents from History: Youssef Rakha and his <i>Sultan’s Seal</i>

Paul Starkey

in Studying Modern Arabic Literature: Mustafa Badawi, Scholar and Critic

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748696628
eISBN:
9781474412254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696628.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter offers a reading of Youssef Rakha's novel Kitab al-tughra (Book of the Sultan's Seal), set in the spring of 2007 and completed at the start of 2010. It begins with a discussion of ... More


Revolutionary Pioneer: cAbd al-Malik Nūrī in Six Stories

Fabio Caiani and Catherine Cobham

in The Iraqi Novel: Key Writers, Key Texts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748641413
eISBN:
9780748695225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641413.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter presents a detailed discussion of six short stories by ‘Abd al-Malik Nuri, the revolutionary artist who, due to his slender body of work and reclusive nature, has been largely neglected ... More


From Khamsat aṣwaāt to al-Markab: ‘Writing about the People of Iraq’

Fabio Caiani and Catherine Cobham

in The Iraqi Novel: Key Writers, Key Texts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748641413
eISBN:
9780748695225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641413.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter shows how Farman’s fiction developed after the publication of his first novel. Through a discussion of problems of characterisation in his second novel Khamsat aswat (‘Five Voices’, ... More


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