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The Memoirs of Ernest A. Forssgren: Proust's Swedish Valet

Ernest Forssgren

William C. Carter (ed.)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300114638
eISBN:
9780300133363
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300114638.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The memoirs of Ernest Forssgren (1894–1970), the young Swede who served as Marcel Proust's last valet, provide new insights into Proust's life and death. Previously, Forssgren's memoir has been ... More


Fictions and their Commentaries before 1570

R. W. Maslen

in Elizabethan Fictions: Espionage, Counter-espionage, and the Duplicity of Fiction in Early Elizabethan Prose Narratives

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119913
eISBN:
9780191671241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119913.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The second chapter considers the impact on Elizabethan fiction of the story-collections of William Painter, Geoffrey Fenton, and the little-known fabulists who worked alongside them. By the 1560s, ... More


Introduction to Forssgren's Memoirs and Related Documents

William C. Carter

in The Memoirs of Ernest A. Forssgren: Proust's Swedish Valet

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300114638
eISBN:
9780300133363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300114638.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter presents an introduction to Forssgren's memoirs and related documents. Forssgren's decision to write his memoirs was provoked by the publication in 1965 of the second and concluding ... More


Middle-period novels: Mr Sampath to Waiting for the Mahatma

John Thieme

in R. K. Narayan

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719059261
eISBN:
9781781701249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719059261.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Beginning with Mr Sampath: The Printer of Malgudi (1949) and culminating with The Painter of Signs (1976), the novels of R. K. Narayan's middle period represent his finest achievement. The ... More


Middle-period novels: The Guide to The Painter of Signs

John Thieme

in R. K. Narayan

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719059261
eISBN:
9781781701249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719059261.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Despite his involvement with Graham Greene and his tailoring aspects of his fiction to suit British tastes, R. K. Narayan did not travel outside India until the second half of his life. Then, after ... More


Visualizing Divinity: The Reception of the Homeric Hymns in Greek Vase Painting

Jenny Strauss Clay

in The Reception of the Homeric Hymns

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198728788
eISBN:
9780191795510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728788.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

After dealing with some theoretical issues involving the relation between art and text and a lekythos that appears to quote from the Hymn to Hermes, I examine some Attic vases that share themes with ... More


The Spirit of <i>Brown</i>

Roy L. Brooks

in The Racial Glass Ceiling: Subordination in American Law and Culture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300223309
eISBN:
9780300227611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300223309.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter lays the foundation for an understanding of the socio-legal race problem and possible solutions. It begins with the Supreme Court’s inglorious racial history in which the Court, from ... More


Portrait Stories

Michal Peled Ginsburg

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823262601
eISBN:
9780823266517
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262601.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

What makes stories about portraits so gripping and unsettling? Portrait Stories argues that it is the ways they articulate the relation between subjectivity and representation. While in ... More


Cabal Days

Nigel Smith

in Andrew Marvell: The Chameleon

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300112214
eISBN:
9780300168396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300112214.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter narrates the events after the disappearance of Clarendon. A feeling of betrayal resounded in the Cavaliers at Clarendon's disappearance. They were also equally outraged by the clientage ... More


Introduction

Michal Peled Ginsburg

in Portrait Stories

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823262601
eISBN:
9780823266517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262601.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The introduction provides a historical and theoretical context for the study. It discusses the emergence of the painter as a literary character in the nineteenth century and the changes it produced ... More


Poe’s “Oval Portrait”

Michal Peled Ginsburg

in Portrait Stories

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823262601
eISBN:
9780823266517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262601.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The chapter focuses on the tension in Poe’s story between the portrait as a representation of a “mere individual” and the impulse to transcend the particular. It argues, first, that Poe’s rewriting ... More


The Portrait Painter and His Doubles: Hoffmann’s “Die Doppeltgänger,” Gautier’s “La Cafetière,” and Nerval’s “Portrait du diable”

Michal Peled Ginsburg

in Portrait Stories

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823262601
eISBN:
9780823266517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262601.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The Portrait Painter and His Doubles: Hoffmann’s “Die Doppeltgnger,” Gautier’s “La Cafetire,” and Nerval’s “Portrait du diable” Through an analysis of stories by Hoffmann, Gautier, and Nerval, this ... More


Un Essai D'EgoHistoire

Nell Irvin Painter

in Telling Histories: Black Women Historians in the Ivory Tower

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832011
eISBN:
9781469604763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807889121_white.5
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter tells the story of former historian Nell Irvin Painter, who retired from teaching history, and who will be, by the time this volume is published, a full-time undergraduate student in the ... More


Thomas Painter and the Study of Male Prostitution, 1935–43

in Departing from Deviance: A History of Homosexual Rights and Emancipatory Science in America

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226530437
eISBN:
9780226304458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226304458.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The Committee for the Study of Sex Variants enabled Thomas Painter to launch his career as an activist-researcher. Through his association with Alfred C. Kinsey and the Kinsey Institute, he has ... More


Toward Participatory Research on Homosexuality: Painter, Kinsey, and the Kinsey Institute, 1943–73

in Departing from Deviance: A History of Homosexual Rights and Emancipatory Science in America

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226530437
eISBN:
9780226304458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226304458.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In contrast with other gay and lesbian activist-researchers in the pre-Stonewall era, Painter was able to establish a relationship with a recognized sex researcher who fully supported his work. All ... More


Vulgar Italian and the Elizabethan Short Story

Neil Rhodes

in Common: The Development of Literary Culture in Sixteenth-Century England

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198704102
eISBN:
9780191822568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198704102.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

Early in the sixteenth century, Italy came to represent the cultural vanguard in Europe both in terms of new ideas and in offering a literary model of the vernacular. English visitors to Italy such ... More


The Moment of History: John Berger’s Modernism After Realism

Kevin Brazil

in Art, History, and Postwar Fiction

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198824459
eISBN:
9780191863240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198824459.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

John Berger is widely recognized as one of the most influential and idiosyncratic British art critics of the twentieth century; less well known is that many of his ideas about art were first explored ... More


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