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Ways of Telling

Julian Johnson

in Mahler's Voices: Expression and Irony in the Songs and Symphonies

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195372397
eISBN:
9780199870844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372397.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Opera

Mahler's symphonies have often been compared to novels, and their method of proceeding likened to that of such writers as Dostoyevsky, Jean Paul, and E. T. A. Hoffmann. This idea is discussed with ... More


The Intricate Ways of Guilt: Der Prozeß (1914)

Ritchie Robertson

in Kafka: Judaism, Politics, and Literature

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158141
eISBN:
9780191673276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158141.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Der Prozeβ is the most familiar and the most controversial of Franz Kafka's novels. It is the one best known to the reading public, and its opening incident, the unexplained arrest ... More


Patrolling

Anne Dufourmantelle

in Power of Gentleness: Meditations on the Risk of Living

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780823279586
eISBN:
9780823281459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823279586.003.0018
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

To attack gentleness is an unnamed crime that our era often commits in the name of its divinities: efficiency, speed, profitability. We try to make it institutionalizable so that it does not disrupt ... More


Cruelties

Anne Dufourmantelle

in Power of Gentleness: Meditations on the Risk of Living

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780823279586
eISBN:
9780823281459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823279586.003.0026
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Dufourmantelle discusses the character Piotr Stepanovich Stavrogin in Dostoevsky’s The Devils as an inverted Christ figure. He embodies a gentleness of extreme savagery to the extent that he moves ... More


. Fyodor Dostoyevsky and the Modern Project

George Anastaplo

in Reflections on Life, Death, and the Constitution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125336
eISBN:
9780813135243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125336.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter explores two of Fyodor Dostoyevsky's remarkable characters — Rodion Romanovitch Raskolnikov of Crime and Punishment and the Grand Inquisitor of The Brothers Karamazov — exhibit a ... More


The Parasites of Parricide. Living through the Other when Killing the Father: Interpassivity in <i>The Brothers Karamazov</i>

Robert Pfaller

in Interpassivity: The Aesthetics of Delegated Enjoyment

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474422925
eISBN:
9781474434997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474422925.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Dostoyevsky’s novel Brothers Karamazov contains, as Sigmund Freud has perspicuously noted, an utterly paradoxical and psychologically most interesting scene - one that immediately calls for attention ... More


Fighting Windmills: Encounters with Don Quixote

Manuel Duran and Fay Rogg

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300110227
eISBN:
9780300134964
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300110227.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Cervantes' Don Quixote is the most widely read masterpiece in world literature, as appealing to readers today as four hundred years ago. This book offers an excursion into Cervantes' novel and traces ... More


Hamlet in St. Petersburg, Faust in Great Neck: Dostoyevsky and Scott Fitzgerald

Jeffrey Hart

in Smiling Through the Cultural Catastrophe: Toward the Revival of Higher Education

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300087048
eISBN:
9780300130522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300087048.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter first looks at the novel as the epic, noting differences between the two concepts such as: the novel fundamentally “shows” a story rather than “tells” it. Unlike the literature of the ... More


The Gamblers of Roulettenburg: Sartrean Scenes II(Part One, Chapter One)

Stephen Mulhall

in The Self and its Shadows: A Book of Essays on Individuality as Negation in Philosophy and the Arts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199661787
eISBN:
9780191748301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661787.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter describes Sartrean scenes. It analyzes the characters in Fyodor Dostoyevsky's novel, The Gambler. It discusses Jean–Paul Sartre's engagement with the issue of freedom in Being and ... More


Martyr Versus Terrorist

Sophia Moskalenko and Clark McCauley

in The Marvel of Martyrdom: The Power of Self-Sacrifice in a Selfish World

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190689322
eISBN:
9780190939526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190689322.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Some contenders for the martyrs’ title wish to abuse the power of martyrdom against the West. These include terrorists, especially suicide bombers. Less dangerous, though no less misleading, are ... More


On the Spirit of a Man

Miles Hollingworth

in Ludwig Wittgenstein

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190873998
eISBN:
9780190874025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190873998.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Religion and Society

If you go looking for whether Wittgenstein believed in anything, you miss the point. His philosophy was the performance of his hunch that the irreducible point of human experience is something that ... More


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