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The Arabian Nights and the Contemporary Arabic Novel *

Maher Jarrar

in The Arabian Nights in Historical Context: Between East and West

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199554157
eISBN:
9780191720437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554157.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 18th-century Literature

The Arabian Nights in contemporary Arabic fiction circulates to Asia, Africa, and Latin America only to return again to its Eastern roots. The chapter provides a taxonomy of these ... More


Samuel Johnson Among the Modernists

Anthony W. Lee (ed.)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781942954668
eISBN:
9781789629293
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781942954668.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book brings Johnson more sharply into focus by casting him amongst an unfamiliar milieu and company; likewise, it is hoped that by bringing Johnson to bear on the various authors and topics ... More


Distinctness and Indiscernibility in the Allographic Arts

Peter Lamarque

in Work and Object: Explorations in the Metaphysics of Art

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199577460
eISBN:
9780191722998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577460.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Nelson Goodman defines allographic arts, such as music and literature, as arts that are not forgeable by producing a notationally identical copy (so-called ‘referential forgery’). Autographic arts, ... More


The Masked Writer

Andrew Martin

in The Mask of the Prophet: The Extraordinary Fictions of Jules Verne

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198157984
eISBN:
9780191673252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198157984.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Jules Verne's fiction reads like a résumé of the nineteenth-century archive. This chapter proposes to read Verne's work as if it had been written by Napoleon Bonaparte and Jorge Luis Borges. ... More


The Beginning of the End

Andrew Martin

in The Mask of the Prophet: The Extraordinary Fictions of Jules Verne

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198157984
eISBN:
9780191673252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198157984.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter discusses the styles of Napoleon, Borges, and Verne in presenting their characters. It argues that perhaps the enormous number of novels in which the hero is tracking a vanishing target ... More


The Why? And the How?

Gareth Wood

in Javier Marías's Debt to Translation: Sterne, Browne, Nabokov

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199651337
eISBN:
9780191741180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199651337.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter sets out to answer two questions: why did Marías begin to work as a translator and how does he translate. To answer the first of these, the chapter examines in detail his lecture ‘Desde ... More


Competing with Illustrious Forerunners: Browne, Borges, and Bioy Casares

Gareth Wood

in Javier Marías's Debt to Translation: Sterne, Browne, Nabokov

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199651337
eISBN:
9780191741180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199651337.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter takes on further close reading of Marías's translations, on this occasion another of the substantial projects of his early career, translating Sir Thomas Browne. Initially, the chapter ... More


Borges and Kafka: Sons and Writers

Sarah Roger

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780198746157
eISBN:
9780191808791
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746157.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This study provides a detailed investigation of Jorge Luis Borges’s development as an author in light of (1) Franz Kafka’s influence on Borges’s writing and (2) Borges’s relationship with his father, ... More


Schopenhauer's Influence on Creative Writers

Bryan Magee

in The Philosophy of Schopenhauer

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198237228
eISBN:
9780191706233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198237227.003.0018
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Schopenhauer has influenced the work of more, and more distinguished, creative writers than any philosopher since his day, more even than Marx. This is especially true among novelists: Tolstoy, ... More


Negative Capability in Dialogic Context

Walter L. Reed

in Keats's Negative Capability: New Origins and Afterlives

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781786941817
eISBN:
9781789623253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941817.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Negative capability, Keats’s paradoxical phrase, was first articulated in personal conversation and has been used since, with increasingly different connotations, upwards of a million times in print. ... More


The Book of Changes

Nicholas Mee

in Celestial Tapestry: The Warp and Weft of Art and Mathematics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198851950
eISBN:
9780191886690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198851950.003.0012
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Leibniz promoted the idea of binary numbers as part of his programme to mechanize calculation. He argued that binary numerals originate in the Chinese divinatory system known as the I Ching. ... More


The Reader and World Crime Fiction: The (Private) Eye of the Beholder

Stewart King

in Criminal Moves: Modes of Mobility in Crime Fiction

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620580
eISBN:
9781789629590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620580.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter reflects on the tension between national-focused and more worldly readings of crime fiction. It treats crime fiction as a form of world literature and examines new ways of conceiving ... More


Don Alejandro’s fantasy: radical democracy and the negative concept of representation

Oliver Marchart

in The Constructivist Turn in Political Representation

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781474442602
eISBN:
9781474459860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474442602.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Starting from a short story by Borges, this chapter discusses the role that representation may play in a project of radical democracy, defined as a ‘collective will’ aiming at expanding the ... More


The Dream Life of Calderón and Borges

in The Theater of Truth: The Ideology of (Neo)Baroque Aesthetics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804769549
eISBN:
9780804773492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804769549.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

In the middle of the century of novelty, Pedro Calderón de la Barca had a dream, a dream that marked the new space of modernity's relation to the possibilities of its own knowledge. That space is the ... More


Writing about Kafka, Writing about Writing

Sarah Roger

in Borges and Kafka: Sons and Writers

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780198746157
eISBN:
9780191808791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746157.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Borges expressed two conflicting fears in his writing: he was worried about leaving behind a personal work that would serve as his legacy, yet he also feared giving himself over so wholly to his ... More


Facts, Fiction, Ficciones: Truth in the Study of Religion

Edith Wyschogrod

in Crossover Queries: Dwelling with Negatives, Embodying Philosophy's Others

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226061
eISBN:
9780823235148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226061.003.0023
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

What is it that we ask for when we ask for truth in the study of religion? The Enlightenment account of time promises a full recovery of events by stationing the observer ... More


The Sounds of Silence: Roland Barthes

Jürgen Pieters

in Speaking With the Dead: Explorations in Literature and History

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748615889
eISBN:
9780748652020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748615889.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses the work by Roland Barthes. The question that Barthes puts in the opening pages of La chambre claire (Camera Lucida) offers an apt illustration of the paradox which underlies ... More


Twilight

in The Time of the Crime: Phenomenology, Psychoanalysis, Italian Film

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758024
eISBN:
9780804786775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758024.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter examines the truth of the crime scene in Bernardo Bertolucci's film The Spider's Stratagem. It explains that this film dramatizes and complicates the vicissitudes of the repeating line ... More


Borges Père and Borges Fils

Sarah Roger

in Borges and Kafka: Sons and Writers

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780198746157
eISBN:
9780191808791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746157.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter traces Borges fils’s (Jorge Luis’s) relationship with Borges père (Jorge Guillermo) and the impact this relationship had on Borges fils’s development as a writer. Included among Borges ... More


Fighting Windmills: Encounters with Don Quixote

Manuel Duran and Fay Rogg

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300110227
eISBN:
9780300134964
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300110227.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Cervantes' Don Quixote is the most widely read masterpiece in world literature, as appealing to readers today as four hundred years ago. This book offers an excursion into Cervantes' novel and traces ... More


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