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Ein Heldenleben

David Manning

in Vaughan Williams on Music

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182392
eISBN:
9780199851485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182392.003.0032
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Musical London will scarcely have recovered from its state of bewilderment over Richard Strauss's Ein Heldenleben before the second performance. The first impression is that Strauss's artistic ... More


Coleridge's Sonnets from Various Authors (1796 ): A Lost Conversation Poem?

David Fairer

in Organising Poetry: The Coleridge Circle, 1790-1798

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199296163
eISBN:
9780191712289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296163.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

In Autumn 1796, Coleridge assembled this privately printed pamphlet of twenty-eight sonnets by twelve poets, including four each by Southey, Lloyd, Lamb, and himself, and designed it to be bound up ... More


Beyond Bach: Music and Everyday Life in the Eighteenth Century

Andrew Talle

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252040849
eISBN:
9780252099342
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252040849.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book investigates the musical life of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Germany from the perspectives of those who lived in it. The men, women, and children of the era are treated here not as extras in ... More


Barriers to Interpretation and the “Bontsye-Model”

Bruce Zuckerman

in Job the Silent: A Study in Historical Counterpoint

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195058963
eISBN:
9780199853342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195058963.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

To understand better the dynamics of their development, contrapuntal interpretations of traditional literary works cannot be separated from historical and cultural environments. When a turn is made ... More


The Art of Parody: The Dialogue/Appeal

Bruce Zuckerman

in Job the Silent: A Study in Historical Counterpoint

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195058963
eISBN:
9780199853342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195058963.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The “Poem of Job” like Bontsye Shvayg maintains a sharply critical line against pietistic worldview that a poet like Perets wished to address. The chapter mentions that to understand fully the “Poem ... More


The Art of Parody: The Legal Metaphor

Bruce Zuckerman

in Job the Silent: A Study in Historical Counterpoint

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195058963
eISBN:
9780199853342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195058963.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The legalisms from the “Poem of Job” reflect the poet’s innovation. The author produced a legal metaphor which will be considered largely without reference to the Dialogue/Appeal in the “Poem.” The ... More


Supplemental Themes

Bruce Zuckerman

in Job the Silent: A Study in Historical Counterpoint

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195058963
eISBN:
9780199853342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195058963.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The chapter discusses probable reasons why scholars have difficulties in attempting to characterize the genre of the book of Job as it freely moves from one theme—motif, stereotype, and ... More


Intervening Themes

Bruce Zuckerman

in Job the Silent: A Study in Historical Counterpoint

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195058963
eISBN:
9780199853342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195058963.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

As time continues, the book of Job has been under many editorial hands and some have gone beyond changing the text itself, thus these are referred to as editorial interventions. It is necessary to ... More


In Limbo Between Causes and Masters

Maximillian E. Novak

in Daniel Defoe: Master of Fictions: His Life and Works

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199261543
eISBN:
9780191698743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261543.003.0026
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Daniel Defoe stayed in Edinburgh to engage in keeping the lines of communication open between England and Scotland and in defending the Union against those, such as the minister James Webster, who ... More


Angles of Influence: Jihad and Just War in Early Modern Spain

G. Scott Davis

in Just Wars, Holy Wars, and Jihads: Christian, Jewish, and Muslim Encounters and Exchanges

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199755042
eISBN:
9780199950508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755042.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter surveys the impact of Muslim culture on conceptions of just war and the righteous warrior in the literature and laws of medieval Christian Spain. The first part contrasts the image of ... More


The First Account of the Flood

Jean Bottéro

in Everyday Life in Ancient Mesopotamia

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748613878
eISBN:
9780748653584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748613878.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

On December 1872, George Smith, one of the first to undertake the deciphering and listing of the thousands of cuneiform tablets from Assurbanipal's library discovered at Nineveh, announced that he ... More


Gesture in 1960: Toward Literal Situations

Lytle Shaw (ed.)

in Frank O'Hara Now: New Essays on the New York Poet

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9781846312311
eISBN:
9781846316067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846312311.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter addresses the crisis in ‘gestural’ painting of the late 1950s in the context of O'Hara's collaboration with Norman Bluhm: the Poem-Paintings. It places these works provocatively ... 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


Multiculturalism, Secularization, Resurgence

Christopher Douglas

in If God Meant to Interfere: American Literature and the Rise of the Christian Right

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702112
eISBN:
9781501703539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702112.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter shows two epigraphs— Ishmael Reed's Black Power Poem and Frank Schaeffer's Christianity Is Truth Rather Than Religion— explaining the mutual attention with which emergent ... More


“The Speaker in This Case”: Anne Sexton as Tale-Teller in Transformations

Jeanne Marie Beaumont

in This Business of Words: Reassessing Anne Sexton

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780813062204
eISBN:
9780813051895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062204.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Transformations brings together several currents of Anne Sexton’s themes and methods and can be read as both a masked autobiography and transitional or gateway work from her mid to late poetry. This ... More


Anne Sexton and the Wild Animal: An Exploration of the Bestiary Poems

Dorothea Lasky

in This Business of Words: Reassessing Anne Sexton

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780813062204
eISBN:
9780813051895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062204.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

“Anne Sexton and The Wild Animal” discusses the bestiary poems from Anne Sexton’s 45 Mercy Street in the context of the book as a whole. It also investigates the idea of a feral, metaphysical “I” in ... More


A Suitable Case for Treatment?: Catullus 51

A. J. Woodman

in From Poetry to History: Selected Papers

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199608652
eISBN:
9780191804649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199608652.003.0003
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter presents a reading of Poem 51 by Cattulus. In lines 5–6 Catullus says that Lesbia's sweet laughter deprives him of all his sense. Catullus then illustrates the various symptoms of his ... More


‘Twenty-six things at once’: pragmatic perspectives on Frank O’Hara and Norman Bluhm’s Poem-Paintings

Catherine Gander

in Mixed Messages: American Correspondences in Visual and Verbal Practices

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781784991500
eISBN:
9781526115003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784991500.003.0006
Subject:
Art, Art History

Created over a couple of Sunday mornings in the Fall of 1960, the twenty-six collaborative Poem-Paintings of the artist Norman Bluhm and the poet Frank O'Hara represent what Bluhm later called a ... More


“Poem for a Man”: King’s Unusual Request

W. Jason Miller

in Origins of the Dream: Hughes's Poetry and King's Rhetoric

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813060446
eISBN:
9780813050713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060446.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter examines a celebration for A. Philip Randolph’s 70th birthday held in Carnegie Hall on January 24, 1960. The significance of this event includes the fact that King asked Hughes to write ... More


When Meter Melts

in Silencing the Sea: Secular Rhythms in Palestinian Poetry

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804776462
eISBN:
9780804782609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804776462.003.0012
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

The “Path of the Poem” (Darb al-Qasida) in Israel features poems by both Arab and Jewish poets, men and women. There are free verse and prose poetry, none of which are classical. Furthermore, none of ... More


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