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 Legends Pleasing and Brightly Polished: The Holy Recluses

David J. Collins

in Reforming Saints: Saints' Lives and Their Authors in Germany, 1470-1530

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195329537
eISBN:
9780199870134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329537.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

A second large group of vitae had as subjects holy men and women who had led lives of reclusion as hermits and anchoresses. Their veneration was, in contrast to the holy bishops', geographically ... More


Mourning Modernism: Literature, Catastrophe, and the Politics of Consolation

Lecia Rosenthal

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823233977
eISBN:
9780823241200
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233977.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book examines the writing of catastrophe, mass death, and collective loss in 20th-century literature and criticism. With particular focus on texts by Virginia Woolf, Walter Benjamin, and W.G. ... More


Private Languages

Peter Dula

in Cavell, Companionship, and Christian Theology

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195395037
eISBN:
9780199894451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395037.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter explores the fiction of W. G. Sebald in order to illustrate skepticism and the companionship Cavell and Sebald think should be a response to it. Many of Sebald's characters may be ... More


The Grammar of Identity: Transnational Fiction and the Nature of the Boundary

Stephen Clingman

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199278497
eISBN:
9780191706981
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278497.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The book proceeds from a central contemporary paradox. Never before have we been confronted by such dizzying forms of multiplicity, while at the same time facing still powerful appeals to singularity ... More


Transfiction

Stephen Clingman

in The Grammar of Identity: Transnational Fiction and the Nature of the Boundary

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199278497
eISBN:
9780191706981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278497.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

W. G. Sebald is one of the most remarkable of writers, who shows the link between transnational fiction, trauma, and complicity. For him the point of origin and horizon is the Holocaust, for which, ... More


W. G. Sebald - Image, Archive, Modernity

J .J. Long

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748633876
eISBN:
9780748651757
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633876.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

W. G. Sebald is widely acknowledged as one of the most significant writers to have emerged onto the global literary scene in recent decades, and is frequently mentioned in the same breath as Nabokov, ... More


Sebald'S Vision

Carol Jacobs

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231171823
eISBN:
9780231540100
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171823.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

W. G. Sebald’s writing has been widely recognized for its intense, nuanced engagement with the Holocaust, the Allied bombing of Germany in WWII, and other episodes of violence throughout history. ... More


The Culmination of his Art: Tu rostro mañana

Gareth Wood

in Javier Marías's Debt to Translation: Sterne, Browne, Nabokov

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199651337
eISBN:
9780191741180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199651337.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter is in two sections and offers a synthesis of the conclusions of the book and relates them to Marías's penultimate and longest novel, Tu rostro mañana. Hence, the first section of the ... More


Epilogue: “Appointments to Keep in the Past”

Thomas S. Davis

in The Extinct Scene: Late Modernism and Everyday Life

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231169424
eISBN:
9780231537889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169424.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In these closing pages I look at W.G. Sebald’s Austerlitz and consider the possible afterlife of the outward turn, of the prolonged existence of a technique after its period of emergence and ... More


Death's Following: Mediocrity, Dirtiness, Adulthood, Literature

John Limon

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823242795
eISBN:
9780823242832
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823242795.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Almost all twentieth-century philosophy stresses the immanence of death-as drive, as the context of Being, as the essence of humanity's defining ethics or language. Limon makes use of literary ... More


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