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Aimlessness

Chris Andrews

in Roberto Bolaño's Fiction: An Expanding Universe

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168069
eISBN:
9780231537537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168069.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores how Bolaño’s characters experience their selves in time. Typically, the more sympathetic characters are little inclined to fashion selves through storytelling or to live their ... More


An ‘Unblinding of Eyes’: The Narrative Vision of Tender Is the Night

Laura Rattray

in Twenty-First-Century Readings of Tender is the Night

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310713
eISBN:
9781846314308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846314308.006
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter argues that Tender is the most modern and experimental work of Fiztgerald's career. Specifically, it proposes that, in the novel, Fitzgerald utilizes motifs of visual dislocation, ... More


Animal Stories: Narrating across Species Lines

Susan McHugh

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670321
eISBN:
9781452947297
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670321.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Beginning with a historical account of why animal stories pose endemic critical challenges to literary and cultural theory, this book argues that key creative developments in narrative form became ... More


Chinese History and Philosophy

David Schaberg

in The Oxford History of Historical Writing: Volume 1: Beginnings to AD 600

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199218158
eISBN:
9780191804243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199218158.003.0017
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter discusses the significance of the anecdote in Chinese historiography. It considers the circumstances which dictated that this would be the form to which writers gravitated in their ... More


Community and Coherence: Narrative Contributions to the Psychology of Conflict and Loss

Robert A. Neimeyer and Finn Tschudi

in Narrative and Consciousness: Literature, Psychology and the Brain

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195140057
eISBN:
9780199847402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140057.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

As demonstrated by how one of the authors of this chapter has been able to organize his thoughts, human beings attempt to sort out their experiences through making use of the architecture of the ... More


How Strange the Change: Language, Temporality, and Narrative Form in Peripheral Modernisms

Marc Caplan

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804774765
eISBN:
9780804782555
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804774765.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This book argues that the literatures of ostensibly marginal modern cultures are key to understanding modernism. It undertakes an unprecedented comparison of nineteenth-century Yiddish literature and ... More


Introduction

Kathryn Lachman

in Borrowed Forms: The Music and Ethics of Transnational Fiction

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781781380307
eISBN:
9781781387290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380307.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The Introduction establishes the principle concerns of the book: to map out a more responsible, rigorous, and situated engagement with the music in transnational fiction and theory; to demonstrate ... More


Introduction: Literary Form and Authoritarian Power in the Latina/o Dictatorship Novel

Jennifer Harford Vargas

in Forms of Dictatorship: Power, Narrative, and Authoritarianism in the Latina/o Novel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190642853
eISBN:
9780190642884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190642853.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, World Literature

This introduction lays out the book’s key terms and methodologies. First it asserts that there is a subgenre of Latina/o fiction that depicts the aftermath of Latin American authoritarian regimes ... More


Is the Medium a (Moral) Message?

Noël Carroll

in Engaging the Moving Image

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300091953
eISBN:
9780300133073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300091953.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter addresses a question concerning the moral significance of the television medium. By “medium” here, the author is not referring to television as a business that churns out countless ... More


“It Was Enough That the Name Was Written”: Ledger Narratives in Edward P. Jones’s <i>The Known World</i> and Faulkner’s <i>Go Down, Moses</i>

Matthew Dischinger and Jay Watson

in Faulkner and the Black Literatures of the Americas

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781496806345
eISBN:
9781496806383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496806345.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter discusses the appearances and uses of plantation ledgers in William Faulkner’s Go Down, Moses(1942) and Edward P. Jones’s The Known World(2003). It examines the ways both novels use the ... More


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