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J.M. Coetzee and the Novel: Writing and Politics after Beckett

Patrick Hayes

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199587957
eISBN:
9780191723292
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587957.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

‘Anti‐illusionism is, I suspect, only a marking of time, a phase of recuperation, in the history of the novel. The question is, what next?’ (J. M. Coetzee). Placing Coetzee in relation to the long ... More


The Self, Thinking

Garry L. Hagberg

in Describing Ourselves: Wittgenstein and Autobiographical Consciousness

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199234226
eISBN:
9780191715440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234226.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

This chapter talks about philosophical pictures of thinking. It details dualistic presuppositions and the metaphysically-motivated search for inner processes. Augustine's Confessions and their ... More


‘An author I have not read’: Foe, Crime and Punishment, and the Problem of the Novel

Patrick Hayes

in J.M. Coetzee and the Novel: Writing and Politics after Beckett

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199587957
eISBN:
9780191723292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587957.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

In the context of a late twentieth‐century politics of race and gender—a politics often suspicious of the liberal ideal of equal dignity—what is the value of the realist novel? What kinds of moral ... More


‘Redemption’ or ‘Delegitimization’? The Artist on Trial in The Master of Petersburg

Patrick Hayes

in J.M. Coetzee and the Novel: Writing and Politics after Beckett

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199587957
eISBN:
9780191723292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587957.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

What, if anything, guarantees that literature is serious? How, for instance, can we be sure that the representation of the erotic in a work of literature offers us more than the kinds of ... More


Life and Work: Writers, Readers, and the Conversations between Them

Tim Parks

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300215366
eISBN:
9780300216738
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215366.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The author of this book has long been fascinated by the complicated relationship between an author's life and work, and began exploring the underlying values and patterns that guide authors in both ... More


Kierkegaard and the Quest for Unambiguous Life: Between Romanticism and Modernism: Selected Essays

George Pattison

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199698677
eISBN:
9780191745553
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698677.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Theology

This book looks at Kierkegaard with a fresh perspective shaped by the history of ideas, framed by the terms romanticism and modernism. ‘Modernism’ here refers to the kind of intellectual and literary ... More


The Bond of the Furthest Apart: Essays on Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Bresson, and Kafka

Sharon Cameron

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226413907
eISBN:
9780226414232
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226414232.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In Robert Bresson’s cinematography the linkage of fragmented, heterogeneous images challenges our assumption that we know what things are, or the infinite ways persons, animals, and material objects ... More


The Heterobiography of Joseph K. Conrad

Daphna Erdinast-Vulcan

in The Strange Short Fiction of Joseph Conrad: Writing, Culture, and Subjectivity

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184997
eISBN:
9780191674426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184997.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

The first swerve offered by the term ‘heterobiography’ is a Derridean conception of ‘a text without edges’, a probing of the jurisdiction of frames and borderlines, where ‘the supposed end and ... More


Berdyaev’s Insight

Arthur Versluis

in The New Inquisitions: Heretic-Hunting and the Intellectual Origins of Modern Totalitarianism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195306378
eISBN:
9780199850914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306378.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines the thoughts of essayist Fyodor Dostoevsky and political philosopher Nicholas Berdyaev on the relation between communism and Roman Catholicism. In one of his major works, ... More


The End

Nina L. Khrushcheva

in Imagining Nabokov: Russia Between Art and Politics

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108866
eISBN:
9780300148244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108866.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter considers the reasons for our unwillingness to forgive Nabokov for his vanity and airs, when the opposite is true for the failings of Gogol, Pushkin, Tolstoy, and Dostoevsky. It argues ... More


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