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 Mercury

Michael Ward

in Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C. S. Lewis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195313871
eISBN:
9780199871964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313871.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

Mercury and Hermes in Lewis's scholarship, That Hideous Strength, and poetry. The Babel curse, multivalence, puns, and the faculty of componendo et dividendo. The donegality of The Horse and His Boy. ... More


Noah's Curse: The Biblical Justification of American Slavery

Stephen R. Haynes

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195142792
eISBN:
9780199834280
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195142799.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This book is a study in the history of biblical interpretation with implications for contemporary social relations. It illumines the religious dimensions of America's racial history by exploring how ... More


Unauthorized Biography: The Legend of Nimrod and His Tower

Stephen R. Haynes

in Noah's Curse: The Biblical Justification of American Slavery

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195142792
eISBN:
9780199834280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195142799.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter reviews the history of biblical interpretation with regard to Nimrod (Ham's grandson through Cush), who is described in Genesis 10:6–12 as “a mighty hunter before the Lord.” The roots of ... More


Grandson of Disorder: Nimrod Comes to America

Stephen R. Haynes

in Noah's Curse: The Biblical Justification of American Slavery

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195142792
eISBN:
9780199834280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195142799.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter explores how white concerns for order are reflected in the portraits of Nimrod and his Tower sketched by American Bible readers during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Analyzing ... More


Beyond Slavery, Beyond Race: Noah's Camera in the Twentieth Century

Stephen R. Haynes

in Noah's Curse: The Biblical Justification of American Slavery

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195142792
eISBN:
9780199834280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195142799.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter traces the way Noah's curse has been interpreted by Christians seeking to establish the relevance of Genesis 9–11 in a post‐Civil Rights age. While race steadily receded into the ... More


Failed Tower and Fading Family: Life's Fragmentation (Chap. 11): The Towering City Fails (11:1–9)The Great Genealogy Fades (11:10–32)

Thomas L. Brodie

in Genesis as Dialogue: A Literary, Historical, and Theological Commentary

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195138368
eISBN:
9780199834037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138368.003.0021
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The two texts in Genesis 11 – the tower of Babel (11:1–9), and the family line from Shem to Terah's death (11:10–32) – are diverse in many ways, but they also share a radical unity: they portray ... More


Fears and Dangers

Geoffrey Cantor

in Religion and the Great Exhibition of 1851

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199596676
eISBN:
9780191725685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596676.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the many contemporary publications expressing anxiety that the Exhibition would undermine the Protestant faith in Britain. For some the threat came from foreign atheists intent ... More


Paradise Regained

Geoffrey Cantor

in Religion and the Great Exhibition of 1851

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199596676
eISBN:
9780191725685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596676.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on the optimistic Christians who envisaged the Exhibition as the herald of a better world. The first section shows that the dispersion at Babel (Gen. 11:1‐9) was seen by ... More


Architecture in Kant’s Thought: The Metaphor’s Genealogy

Daniel L. Purdy

in On the Ruins of Babel: Architectural Metaphor in German Thought

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801476761
eISBN:
9780801460050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801476761.003.0004
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

This chapter traces the genealogy of the Tower of Babel metaphor in metaphysical interpretations of architecture, and more specifically examines the Kantian appropriation of the metaphor. In the ... More


From the Hara to the ‘Imara: Emerging Urban Metaphors in the Literary Production on Contemporary Cairo1

Diane Singerman

in Cairo Contested: Governance, Urban Space, and Global Modernity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162886
eISBN:
9781617970351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162886.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter argues that the Egyptian literati, particularly through fiction, have played a very important role “vis-à-vis the collectivity as underground historians of the city whose narratives ... More


The Enigma of Isaac Babel: Biography, History, Context

Gregory Freidin (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759038
eISBN:
9780804773331
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759038.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

A literary cult figure on a par with Franz Kafka, Isaac Babel has remained an enigma ever since he disappeared, along with his archive, inside Stalin's secret police headquarters in May of 1939. Made ... More


Researching Babel's Biography: Adventures and Misadventures

Patricia Blake

in The Enigma of Isaac Babel: Biography, History, Context

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759038
eISBN:
9780804773331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759038.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter sketches out a portrait of Issac Babel using as a backdrop the early days of her biographer's journey—an American writer researching a book on Babel's life and death in Moscow during the ... More


Two Babels—Two Aphrodites: Autobiography in Maria and Babel's Petersburg Myth

Gregory Freidin

in The Enigma of Isaac Babel: Biography, History, Context

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759038
eISBN:
9780804773331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759038.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter looks for the autobiographical “message in a bottle” in Babel's own writing, especially the little-understood play Maria as well as the stories of the 1920s and 1930s leading up to it. ... More


The Reds and the Jews, or the Comrades in Arms of the Military Reporter Liutov

Oleg Budnitskii

in The Enigma of Isaac Babel: Biography, History, Context

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759038
eISBN:
9780804773331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759038.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter offers a new and intriguing context for reading Babel's Red Cavalry and his civil war Diary: the history of the Red Army's attitudes toward the Jews, with a special focus on Semyon ... More


Isaac Babel and the Jewish Experience of Revolution

Carol J. Avins

in The Enigma of Isaac Babel: Biography, History, Context

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759038
eISBN:
9780804773331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759038.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines Babel's work, especially his story “The Road,” in the context of the written record of the Jewish experience of the Russian Revolution, and offers a fresh reading of one of the ... More


Writers at the Front: Language of State in the Civil War Narratives of Isaac Babel and Dmitrii Furmanov

Michaels Gorham

in The Enigma of Isaac Babel: Biography, History, Context

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759038
eISBN:
9780804773331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759038.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter offers a historical context for understanding Babel—the struggle for the authoritative postrevolutionary language of state, which ultimately came to dominate public discourse in Russia. ... More


Thinned and Diluted: Babel in Published Russian Literature of the Soviet Period

Marietta Chudakova

in The Enigma of Isaac Babel: Biography, History, Context

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759038
eISBN:
9780804773331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759038.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter presents a fascinating view of Babel's evolution as a writer and stylist in his interaction with the body of Russian and Soviet Russian literature. Contrary to the prevailing view of ... More


Babel, Flaubert, and the Rapture of Perception

Robert Alter

in The Enigma of Isaac Babel: Biography, History, Context

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759038
eISBN:
9780804773331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759038.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter focuses on the emergence of a modern literary sensibility, juxtaposing the aestheticizing gaze implied in Flaubert's le style indirect libre with Babel's first-person narrator. Babel, ... More


Toward a Typology of “Debut” Narratives: Babel, Nabokov, and Others

Alexander Zholkovsky

in The Enigma of Isaac Babel: Biography, History, Context

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759038
eISBN:
9780804773331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759038.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter sketches out a framework of invariant parameters that inform fictionalized treatments of “creative debuts,” drawing primarily on Nabokov's “First Poem” and Babel's “My First Fee”/“Answer ... More


Pan Pisar': Clerkship in Babel's First-Person Narration

Elif Batuman

in The Enigma of Isaac Babel: Biography, History, Context

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759038
eISBN:
9780804773331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759038.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter presents specific readings of five of Babel's “metaliterary” stories—“Guy de Maupassant,” “The Ivan-and-Maria,” “The Story of My Dovecote,” “My First Fee,” and “Pan Apolek”—wherein the ... More


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