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Introduction: Solving the Story's Mystery of David—and God, and Saul

Paul Borgman

in David, Saul, and God: Rediscovering an Ancient Story

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195331608
eISBN:
9780199868001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331608.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

“Who is David?” asks a wealthy and churlish land‐owner, Nabal, in a belittling manner (I Samuel, 25:2). “Whose son is this man?” asks Israel's first king, Saul, as David goes out to fight Goliath—in ... More


The Homeric background

Emily Baragwanath

in Motivation and Narrative in Herodotus

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199231294
eISBN:
9780191710797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231294.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter addresses Herodotus' relationship with his major narrative model, Homer, whose techniques Herodotus appropriates and develops. Homer's depiction of motivation supplies a perspective in ... More


A.S. Byatt: Critical Storytelling

Alexa Alfer

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719066528
eISBN:
9781781701751
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719066528.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This comprehensive study of A. S. Byatt's work spans virtually her entire career and offers readings of all of her works of fiction up to and including her Man-Booker-shortlisted novel The Children's ... More


The conte philosophique and its Readers

ROGER PEARSON

in The Fables of Reason: A Study of Voltaire's Contes Philosophiques

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158806
eISBN:
9780191673375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158806.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter discusses the concepts of conte, the conte philosophique, and the importance of the readers to Voltaire and his different narrative works. Based on the discussions presented in this ... More


Yonder

Michael Jackson

in Between One and One Another

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520272330
eISBN:
9780520951914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520272330.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter begins with the author's story of how a compelling passage in Siri Hustvedt's essay “Yonder” immediately brought to his mind the life and work of the painter Ian Fairweather. It then ... More


Marlow: ‘Youth’ and the oral tradition

Paul Wake

in Conrad's Marlow: Narrative and Death in 'Youth', Heart of Darkness, Lord Jim and Chance

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074905
eISBN:
9781781701256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074905.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter draws on Genette's narrative theory in order to locate Marlow in the dual position of narrator and character through close readings of ‘Youth’ and Heart of Darkness, investigating the ... More


On Testimonial Practices

Lisa Yoneyama

in Hiroshima Traces: Time, Space, and the Dialectics of Memory

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520085862
eISBN:
9780520914896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520085862.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter considers the institutional and discursive contexts within which the Hiroshima survivors' identities as hibakusha were rendered multiple and complex as they began to actively adopt ... More


His Master's Voice and Joyce

Thomas Jackson Rice

in Cannibal Joyce

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032191
eISBN:
9780813038810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032191.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter discusses the impact of the emergent forces in contemporary popular culture that have a direct influence on Joyce' conception of artistic creativity and explorations of the possibilities ... More


Politics and Poetics of Divine Violence: On a Figure in Giorgio Agamben and Walter Benjamin

Arne De Boever

in The Work of Giorgio Agamben: Law, Literature, Life

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748634620
eISBN:
9780748652440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634620.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter explores the relation between violence and justice in Giorgio Agamben's work. It investigates the essential role that Walter Benjamin's classic essay ‘Critique of Violence’ plays for ... More


Idea of Poetry, Idea of Prose

Heron Nicholas

in The Work of Giorgio Agamben: Law, Literature, Life

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748634620
eISBN:
9780748652440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634620.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter reconstructs the series of references, left largely unexamined by Giorgio Agamben himself, that gather around the central notion of ‘the idea of prose’. It reviews the origin of this ... More


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