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Apprentices to Chance Event: First Books of the 1920s

Jesse Zuba

in The First Book: Twentieth-Century Poetic Careers in America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164472
eISBN:
9781400873791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164472.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores representations of career in Harmonium (Wallace Stevens), Observations (Marianne Moore), and White Buildings (Hart Crane) that resist the normative course of development that ... More


Playing Games with Sega

Richard L. Abel

in Lawyers on Trial: Understanding Ethical Misconduct

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199760374
eISBN:
9780199827077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199760374.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

Like other professionals—doctors, psychiatrists, priests—lawyers generally acquire immense authority over those they serve. This is particularly true if the clients are elderly, mentally or ... More


Re-Imaging the Galapagos

Jil Evans

in Turning Images in Philosophy, Science, and Religion: A New Book of Nature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199563340
eISBN:
9780191731303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563340.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter explores and compares the aesthetics and cogency of two images of the Galapagos Islands: a theistic and a naturalist view of the archipelago and nature itself. While naturalism seems ... More


‘The All‐Sustaining Air’: Variations on a Romantic Metaphor

Michael O'Neill

in The All-Sustaining Air: Romantic Legacies and Renewals in British, American, and Irish Poetry since 1900

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199299287
eISBN:
9780191715099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299287.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The chapter explores the ways in which a metaphor central to Romanticism, that of ‘air’, reappears in the work of 20th-century poets. The metaphor is suggestive because of its multi-faceted ... More


THE ETERNAL BOY

Marion Elizabeth Rodgers

in Mencken: The American Iconoclast

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195072389
eISBN:
9780199787982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195072389.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter introduces the themes that formed Mencken's views later in his life. Mencken's experience as an adolescent during the Depression of 1893 foreshadowed his view of the Great Depression of ... More


Sir Philip Sidney and the Circulation of Manuscripts, 1558–1640

H. R. Woudhuysen

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129660
eISBN:
9780191671821
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129660.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This is the first modern study of the production and circulation of manuscripts during the English Renaissance. The book examines the relationship between manuscript and print, looks at people who ... More


Rough Magic and Heavenly Music: The Tempest

Roger Warren

in Staging Shakespeare's Late Plays

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128779
eISBN:
9780191671692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128779.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

One of the first problems encountered in portraying The Tempest involved a line from the First Folio text: ‘A tempestuous noise of thunder and lightning heard’. Because of how this is conventionally ... More


Authors’ Manuscripts

H. K. Woudhuysen

in Sir Philip Sidney and the Circulation of Manuscripts, 1558–1640

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129660
eISBN:
9780191671821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129660.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter describes some broad categories of handwritten texts, and while outlining different groups of manuscripts, their copiers, and owners, it also discusses why, how, and for whom they were ... More


Manuscripts for Sale

H. K. Woudhuysen

in Sir Philip Sidney and the Circulation of Manuscripts, 1558–1640

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129660
eISBN:
9780191671821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129660.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter concludes the survey of men and women who lived wholly or partly by their pens, who hoped to win patronage through them, or who copied works as part of their researches, or simply for ... More


Charles Wright and “The Metaphysics of the Quotidian”

Willard Spiegelman

in How Poets See the World: The Art of Description in Contemporary Poetry

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195332926
eISBN:
9780199851294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332926.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter discusses Charles Wright's works and the use of landscape as his subject. Wright's poetry oddly combines particularity of observation, discreteness of detail and diction, with the haze ... More


A World Full of Fists

David E. Shi

in Facing Facts: Realism in American Thought and Culture, 1850–1920

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195106534
eISBN:
9780199854097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195106534.003.0012
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Literary naturalists unearthed sobering new facts about contemporary American life. By exposing the comfortable to the reality of violent households and repulsive persons, they reminded readers that ... More


True-Love: Essays on Poetry and Valuing

Allen Grossman

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226309736
eISBN:
9780226309750
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226309750.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This book is the fulfillment of the author's long service to poetry in the interests of humanity. Poetry's singular mission is to bind love and truth together—love that desires the beloved's ... More


The United States, World War I, and the End of the Ottoman Empire, 1908–1921

Karine V. Walther

in Sacred Interests: The United States and the Islamic World, 1821-1921

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625393
eISBN:
9781469625416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625393.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 8 analyzes the culmination of the Eastern Question by analyzing American reactions to the Armenian Genocide of 1915-1917 and President Woodrow Wilson’s failed plans for an American mandate ... More


Whitman, Melville, Crane, and the Labors of American Poetry: Against Vocation

Peter Riley

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198836254
eISBN:
9780191878237
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198836254.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature, Poetry

This book confronts an enduring investment in the poetic vocation. It seeks to challenge a dominant cultural logic that frames contingent labor as a sacrifice that frustrates the righteous progress ... More


In Defence of the Realm

Mushirul Hasan

in Between Modernity and Nationalism: Halide Edip's Encounter with Gandhi's India

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198063322
eISBN:
9780199080502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198063322.003.0005
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter discusses Halide’s support for Mustafa Këmal’s military leadership in the war against foreign rule. Towards the end of September 1919, Halide worked as translator/interpreter for the ... More


Constructing Race Across The Atlantic: Nella Larsen's Quicksand

Heidi Slettedahl Macpherson

in Transatlantic Women's Literature

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748624454
eISBN:
9780748652242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624454.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter analyses Nella Larsen's Quicksand, an early twentieth-century novella that offers a contested reading of racial otherness and transatlantic exoticism. It explains that the novella's ... More


Aimless Battles

Stephen Crane

in Accident Society: Fiction, Collectivity, and the Production of Chance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804775359
eISBN:
9780804778459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804775359.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Focusing on Stephen Crane, this chapter examines the most politically charged and profoundly symbolic of American actions: the act of aiming and firing a gun. This act is linked to Crane's short ... More


The Dialogical Stoic

Arthur W. Frank

in The Renewal of Generosity: Illness, Medicine, and How to Live

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226260150
eISBN:
9780226260259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226260259.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter examines Stoicism and dialogical thought, beginning with two reflections on illness and a story of care. The first is from personal experience of illness, and the second returns to Sam ... More


The Glorious Burden of the Aging Civil War Veteran

John A Casey

in New Men: Reconstructing the Image of the Veteran in Late-Nineteenth-Century American Literature and Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823265398
eISBN:
9780823266708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265398.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Toward the end of the nineteenth century a mythology of the Civil War veteran had been created. This myth was partially constructed by former soldiers who asserted they were the last real men in ... More


THE RETURN TO COUNTERINSURGENCY: FM 3-24 AND THE “SURGE”

David Fitzgerald

in Learning to Forget: US Army Counterinsurgency Doctrine and Practice from Vietnam to Iraq

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804785815
eISBN:
9780804786423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785815.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

The events of 2006 to 2008 marked a profound shift in both how the Army understood Vietnam and how it approached counterinsurgency. In many ways, the prospect of failure in Iraq had dislocated many ... More


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