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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


Autism and Gender: From Refrigerator Mothers to Computer Geeks

Jordynn Jack

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038372
eISBN:
9780252096259
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038372.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

The reasons behind the increase in autism diagnoses have become hotly contested in the media as well as within the medical, scholarly, and autistic communities. This book suggests the proliferating ... 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


Philip Kaufman

Annette Insdorf

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036859
eISBN:
9780252093975
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036859.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

American director Philip Kaufman is hard to pin down: a visual stylist who is truly literate, a San Franciscan who often makes European films, he is an accessible storyteller with a sophisticated ... More


Maithil Women's Tales: Storytelling on the Nepal-India Border

Coralynn V. Davis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038426
eISBN:
9780252096303
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038426.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Constrained by traditions restricting their movements and speech, the Maithil women of Nepal and India have long explored individual and collective life experiences by sharing stories with one ... 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


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