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Walker Percy: The Making of a Southern Novelist

Bertram Wyatt-Brown

in The House of Percy: Honor, Melancholy, and Imagination in a Southern Family

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195109825
eISBN:
9780199854240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195109825.003.0018
Subject:
History, Family History

The translation of disturbing recollections into fiction can be a formidable task. Despite the difficulties, the process makes possible a sense of distance from the immediacy of personal pain. Walker ... More


In Lady Audley's Shadow: Mary Elizabeth Braddon and Victorian Literary Genres

Saverio Tomaiuolo

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748641154
eISBN:
9780748651665
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641154.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book is devoted to Mary Elizabeth Braddon’s complex relationship with the three main Victorian literary genres: the Gothic, the Detective and the Realist novel. Using Braddon’s bestselling ... More


What happened to the truth is not recorded: Flaubert’s Parrot

Peter Childs

in Julian Barnes

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719081064
eISBN:
9781781700020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719081064.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Flaubert's Parrot (1984) inasmuch as it is Braithwaite's story is a poignant study of loss and displacement completing a trilogy of novels that could be said to focus on common preoccupations of ... More


Who Laughs Last: Literary Transformations of Syrian Authoritarianism

Max Weiss (ed.)

in Middle East Authoritarianisms: Governance, Contestation, and Regime Resilience in Syria and Iran

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804783019
eISBN:
9780804784351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804783019.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter reports some preliminary reflections on the contemporary state of novel writing in Syria as it links to the persistence of authoritarian rule, and discusses some of the necessary ... More


Stories of Harm, Stories of Hazard: Childhood Stress and Professional Trauma in the Careers of Journalist-Literary Figures

Doug Underwood

in Chronicling Trauma: Journalists and Writers on Violence and Loss

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036408
eISBN:
9780252093432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036408.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines the life stories of journalist–literary figures in the context of childhood history, mental health symptoms, and categories of traumatic experience that today are recognized as ... More


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