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Avuncular ambiguity: Ethical virtue in Iris Murdoch’s The Black Prince (1973 and Simone de Beauvoir’s The Mandarins (1954)

Miles Leeson

in Incest in contemporary literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526122162
eISBN:
9781526138767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526122162.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter will be twofold. Firstly an examination of the narrative place of incest within both Murdoch’s and de Beauvoir’s work and questioning the role of the ephebophilic attitudes of the ... More


Beckett’s Safe Words: Normalising Torture in How It Is

Dominic Walker

in Beckett Beyond the Normal

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474460460
eISBN:
9781474490801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474460460.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Samuel Beckett excused himself from his affair with Pamela Mitchell with a syntactically evocative phrase: ‘It is I the hurter of the two’. The definite article is telling: How it is (1964 [1961]) ... More


Aesthetics, Death, and Beauty

Keith Lehrer

in Art, Self and Knowledge

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195304985
eISBN:
9780199918164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304985.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, General

The exemplarization of the experience of the ownership choice loops back onto itself to complete the story of a life for the moment. The idea of the completion of the story of the life of an artist, ... More


The Gendered Body: The Dialogue of Sulabhā and Janaka, Mahābhārata, Śāntiparvan chapter 308

Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad

in Human Being, Bodily Being: Phenomenology from Classical India

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198823629
eISBN:
9780191862236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198823629.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter deals with an episode in The Book of Peace of the Mahābhārata in which a spiritually powerful yet protean almswoman, Sulabhā, encounters a King Janaka. It enquires into what Janaka’s ... More


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