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Modern Literature and the Tragic

K. M. Newton

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748636730
eISBN:
9780748652082
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748636730.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book explores modern literature's responses to the tragic. It examines writers from the latter half of the nineteenth century through to the later twentieth century who responded to ideas about ... More


The Quintessence of Parnellism: The Search for an Irish Theatre, 1890–1897

BEN LEVITAS

in The Theatre of Nation: Irish Drama and Cultural Nationalism 1890-1916

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199253432
eISBN:
9780191719196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253432.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the early debates over the need for an Irish national theatre. It suggests that the crisis surrounding the Parnellite split of 1890 and death of C. S. Parnell in 1891 was key. ... More


Ghosts and Spectres: Theatres of War, 1910–1916

BEN LEVITAS

in The Theatre of Nation: Irish Drama and Cultural Nationalism 1890-1916

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199253432
eISBN:
9780191719196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253432.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter tracks the impact on the theatre of the radicalisation of Irish politics following the General Election of 1910. The momentary success of the Home Rule Bill (1912) is set against the ... More


A YOUNG MAN IN A HURRY

Marion Elizabeth Rodgers

in Mencken: The American Iconoclast

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195072389
eISBN:
9780199787982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195072389.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Mencken was hired by the Baltimore Sun, the newspaper he would be associated with for the rest of his life. As Sunday editor, he pushed for innovations such as new illustrations, printing changes, ... More


PLAYS AND PLAYERS

Marion Elizabeth Rodgers

in Mencken: The American Iconoclast

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195072389
eISBN:
9780199787982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195072389.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Mencken finds reprieve by becoming a drama critic. An older critic gives him valuable advice that becomes the mainstay of Mencken's style: in order to get a crowd, you must give them a show. Mencken ... 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


Marginal Modernity: The Aesthetics of Dependency from Kierkegaard to Joyce

Leonardo Lisi

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823245321
eISBN:
9780823252541
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245321.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book argues that two ways of understanding the aesthetic organization of literary works have been inherited from the late 18th century and dominate discussions of European modernism today: the ... More


Introduction

Sos Eltis

in Revising Wilde: Society and Subversion in the Plays of Oscar Wilde

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198121831
eISBN:
9780191671340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198121831.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Drama

Oscar Wilde's coupling of his own well-received, commercially successful dramas with the unperformed and relatively unknown drama of George Bernard Shaw was both generous and unexpected. Wilde ... More


Early Writing

Scarlett Baron

in ‘Strandentwining Cable’: Joyce, Flaubert, and Intertextuality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199693788
eISBN:
9780191732157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693788.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

Chapter 1 identifies and analyzes traces of Flaubert in Joyce’s early writing – the critical essays written between 1899 and 1902; entries in the Paris and Pola ‘Commonplace Book’ that Joyce kept in ... More


Joyce and the Realism of the Ordinary

Liesl Olson

in Modernism and the Ordinary

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195368123
eISBN:
9780199867639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368123.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter examines James Joyce’s depiction of ordinary experience, beginning with his youthful hero-worship of Henrik Ibsen. Inspired by Ibsen’s poetics of the everyday, Joyce’s ... More


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