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The Absurd in Literature

The Absurd in Literature

Neil Cornwell

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074097
eISBN:
9781781700969
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074097.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book offers a comprehensive account of the absurd in prose fiction. As well as providing a basis for courses on absurdist literature (whether in fiction or in drama), it offers a broadly based ... More

The Alchemist in LiteratureFrom Dante to the Present

The Alchemist in Literature: From Dante to the Present

Theodore Ziolkowski

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198746836
eISBN:
9780191809187
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746836.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Mythology and Folklore

This book traces the figure of the alchemist in Western literature from its first appearance in Dante down to the present. From the beginning alchemy has had two aspects: exoteric or operative (the ... More

The Amorous RestorationLove, Sex, and Politics in Early Nineteenth-Century France

The Amorous Restoration: Love, Sex, and Politics in Early Nineteenth-Century France

Andrew J. Counter

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198785996
eISBN:
9780191827709
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785996.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, European Literature

When Louis XVIII returned to the throne in 1814, and again in 1815, France embarked upon a period of uneasy cohabitation between the old and the new. The writers of the age, who included ... More

Anger, Gratitude, and the Enlightenment Writer

Anger, Gratitude, and the Enlightenment Writer

Patrick Coleman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199589340
eISBN:
9780191723322
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589340.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 18th-century Literature

This book examines how major writers of the French Enlightenment discuss the social appropriateness of anger and gratitude in regulating social life. Defining the kinds of slight or favor that demand ... More

Annie ErnauxThe Return to Origins

Annie Ernaux: The Return to Origins

Siobhan McIlvanney

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853235378
eISBN:
9781846312571
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846312571
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This critical study focusing exclusively on Annie Ernaux's writing trajectory provides an analysis of her individual texts. Following a broadly feminist hermeneutic, it engages in a series of close ... More

Answering AuschwitzPrimo Levi's Science and Humanism after the Fall

Answering Auschwitz: Primo Levi's Science and Humanism after the Fall

Stanislao G. Pugliese (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823233588
eISBN:
9780823241811
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233588.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

More than twenty years ago, the Italian chemist, writer, and Holocaust survivor Primo Levi fell to his death from the stairwell of his apartment building in Turin. Within hours, a debate exploded as ... More

Anti-Empire: Decolonial Interventions in Lusophone Literatures

Anti-Empire: Decolonial Interventions in Lusophone Literatures

Daniel F. Silva

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786941008
eISBN:
9781789628999
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941008.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Anti-Empire explores how different writers across Lusophone spaces engage with imperial and colonial power at its various levels of domination, while imagining alternatives to dominant discourses ... More

The Architecture of Narrative TimeThomas Mann and the Problems of Modern Narrative

The Architecture of Narrative Time: Thomas Mann and the Problems of Modern Narrative

Erica Wickerson

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198793274
eISBN:
9780191835162
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198793274.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, European Literature

Time matters to all of us. It dominates everyday discourse: diaries, schedules, clocks, working hours, opening times, appointments, weekdays and weekends, national holidays, religious festivals, ... More

The Artistry of Exile

The Artistry of Exile

Jane Stabler

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199590247
eISBN:
9780191766411
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590247.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, European Literature

This book explores the ways in which exile concentrates the aesthetics of two generations of 19th-century British writers who felt forced to leave England and chose to live in Italy. Focusing on the ... More

The autos sacramentales of Sor Juana Inés de la CruzNatural Philosophy and Sacramental Theology

The autos sacramentales of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz: Natural Philosophy and Sacramental Theology

Alice Brooke

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198816829
eISBN:
9780191858406
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198816829.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This study analyses the autos sacramentales, or Eucharistic plays, by Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1651–95). It focusses on their relationship to the changing currents of philosophical thought in the ... More

Balzac's Shorter FictionsGenesis and Genre

Balzac's Shorter Fictions: Genesis and Genre

Tim Farrant

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198151975
eISBN:
9780191710247
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151975.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Balzac's reputation is as a novelist. But short stories make up over half La Comédie humaine, in addition to scores of other tales and articles. Short forms appear early in Balzac's output, and shape ... More

Barcelona's Vocation of ModernityRise and Decline of an Urban Image

Barcelona's Vocation of Modernity: Rise and Decline of an Urban Image

Joan Ramon Resina

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758321
eISBN:
9780804787505
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758321.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Since the closing decades of the nineteenth century, Barcelona has striven to sustain an image of modernity that distinguishes itself within Spain. This book traces the development of that image ... More

Baudelaire and the Art of Memory

Baudelaire and the Art of Memory

J. A. Hiddleston

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159322
eISBN:
9780191673597
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159322.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book provides an examination of Baudelaire's art criticism and its relationship with his creative writing. It is the first book in English to treat in one volume the diverse aspects of the ... More

Baudelaire in Song1880-1930

Baudelaire in Song: 1880-1930

Helen Abbott

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198794691
eISBN:
9780191836169
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198794691.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, European Literature

Exploring the work of the major nineteenth-century French poet Charles Baudelaire (1821–67), this book examines how and why Baudelaire’s poetry has inspired so many composers to set it to music in ... More

Baudelaire's Prose PoemsThe Practice and Politics of Irony

Baudelaire's Prose Poems: The Practice and Politics of Irony

Sonya Stephens

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158776
eISBN:
9780191673351
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158776.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Poetry

The aim of this book is to offer a new reading of Baudelaire's Petits Poèmes en Prose that demonstrates the significance of ironic otherness for the theory and functioning of the work and for the ... More

The Beaten TrackEuropean Tourism, Literature, and the Ways to ‘Culture’, 1800–1918

The Beaten Track: European Tourism, Literature, and the Ways to ‘Culture’, 1800–1918

James Buzard

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122760
eISBN:
9780191671531
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122760.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book is a major study of European tourism during the nineteenth century and the early years of the twentieth century. The author demonstrates the ways in which the distinction between tourist ... More

Becoming ChristianRace, Reformation, and Early Modern English Romance

Becoming Christian: Race, Reformation, and Early Modern English Romance

Dennis Austin Britton

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823257140
eISBN:
9780823261482
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257140.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The infidel-conversion motif—in which Jews and Muslims convert to Christianity—is a staple of romance narratives by Roman Catholic writers in medieval and early modern Europe. Baptisms and ... More

Benjamin's LibraryModernity, Nation, and the Baroque

Benjamin's Library: Modernity, Nation, and the Baroque

Jane O. Newman

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801476594
eISBN:
9780801460883
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801476594.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book offers a reading of Walter Benjamin's notoriously opaque work, Origin of the German Tragic Drama that systematically attends to its place in discussions of the Baroque in Benjamin's day. ... More

Beyond MetafictionSelf-Consciousness in Soviet Literature

Beyond Metafiction: Self-Consciousness in Soviet Literature

David Shepherd

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198156666
eISBN:
9780191673221
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198156666.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Criticism/Theory

Although metafiction has been the subject of much critical and theoretical writing, this is the first full-length study of its place in Soviet literature. Focusing on metafictional works by Leonid ... More

Beyond the Mother TongueThe Postmonolingual Condition

Beyond the Mother Tongue: The Postmonolingual Condition

Yasemin Yildiz

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780823241309
eISBN:
9780823241347
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823241309.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book is a study of the workings of a monolingual paradigm and of multilingual attempts to overcome it. It argues that monolingualism—the idea that having just one language is the norm—is a ... More

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