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Duelling Beaux

Antoin E. Murphy

in John Law: Economic Theorist and Policy-maker

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198286493
eISBN:
9780191596674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019828649X.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

Discusses Law's duel with Edmund Wilson in Bloomsbury Square, 1694. Some tentative explanations for the duel including the use of the Love‐Letters Between a Certain Late Nobleman and the Famous Mr. ... More


Modernism, Multiculturalism, and the Legacy of the Mediating Nation

Nathaniel Cadle

in The Mediating Nation: Late American Realism, Globalization, and the Progressive State

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781469618456
eISBN:
9781469618470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618456.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This coda considers the continuing legacy of “the mediating nation” during the modernist era and beyond. It begins by looking at Edmund Wilson's 1967 memoir A Prelude, in which he describes his ... More


Darwinism and Christianity: Must They Remain at War or Is Peace Possible?

Michael Ruse

in Science, Religion, and the Human Experience

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195175325
eISBN:
9780199784707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195175328.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This essay considers the arguments of three scholars who have maintained that there is indeed a contradiction between Darwinism and religion. The first is entomologist and sociobiologist Edward O. ... More


Cleanth Brooks, Modern Poetry (1963), and Edmund Wilson, Literature of the Civil War (1959)

Rachel Sagner Buurma and Laura Heffernan

in The Teaching Archive: A New History for Literary Study

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226735948
eISBN:
9780226736273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226736273.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Disciplinary historians imagine the classrooms around mid-century as filled with rows of GI Bill students holding mimeographed poems and listening intently while a New Critic charismatically ... More


The Odd Chromosomes

Sarah S. Richardson

in Sex Itself: The Search for Male and Female in the Human Genome

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226084688
eISBN:
9780226084718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226084718.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter describes the discovery of the sex chromosomes by Nettie Stevens and Edmund Wilson and shows how scientists struggled to understand the significance of these “odd chromosomes” to sex. ... More


Letter to Edmund Wilson

Vladimir Nabokov

in The Dixie Limited: Writers on William Faulkner and His Influence

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781496803382
eISBN:
9781496806789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496803382.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter contains Vladimir Nabokov's letter to Edmund Wilson, in which he criticized William Faulkner's novel Light in August that was sent to him by Wilson. In his letter, dated November 21, ... More


Radical Modernists

Alan M. Wald

in New York Intellectuals: The Rise and Decline of the Anti-Stalinist Left From the 1930s to the 1980s

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469635941
eISBN:
9781469635965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635941.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The history of Partisan Review is recounted, with special attention to its relations with the Communist Party and Trotskyism, and the leadership of Philip Rahv and William Phillips. From the ... More


“Who Cares Who Killed Roger Ackroyd?”:: Narrowing the Enduring Divisions of Race

Jennifer Hochschild

in The Fractious Nation?: Unity and Division in Contemporary American Life

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520220430
eISBN:
9780520936911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520220430.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter demonstrates that no matter how much they differ, ordinary whites and blacks overlap in many respects suggesting rich areas of convergence in areas no less than separatism and ... More


The Moscow Trials

Alan M. Wald

in New York Intellectuals: The Rise and Decline of the Anti-Stalinist Left From the 1930s to the 1980s

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469635941
eISBN:
9781469635965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635941.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The impact of the Moscow Purge Trials is discussed from several angles. One concerns the activities of the American Committee for the Defense of Leon Trotsky, and especially the hearings held in ... More


A Test Case for the Kinsey Male

Christoph Irmscher

in Max Eastman: A Life

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300222562
eISBN:
9780300227758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300222562.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Max Eastman’s increasing conservatism does not lead to self-imposed restrictions on his love life. Among his lovers the young Creigh Collins, an aspiring poet and fellow devotee to physical pleasure, ... More


Engagement and Americanization

Vincent Giroud

in Nicolas Nabokov: A Life in Freedom and Music

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199399895
eISBN:
9780199399932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199399895.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Having fallen in love with one of his students (who eventually became his second wife), Nabokov suffered a nervous breakdown and, while recuperating, befriended Judge Learned Hand. Another important ... More


The Second Imperialist War

Alan M. Wald

in New York Intellectuals: The Rise and Decline of the Anti-Stalinist Left From the 1930s to the 1980s

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469635941
eISBN:
9781469635965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635941.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explains the difficulties caused for the Trotskyist movement and like-thinking Marxists by World War II, due to its combination of vexing features. Writings by James P. Cannon on “the ... More


The New York Intellectuals in Fiction

Alan M. Wald

in New York Intellectuals: The Rise and Decline of the Anti-Stalinist Left From the 1930s to the 1980s

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469635941
eISBN:
9781469635965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635941.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The problematic relationship of literature to ideology is discussed, especially in light of the Marxist criticism of Terry Eagleton as against the pragmatist thinking to which many intellectuals were ... More


To Do Justice to North Carolina: The War's End according to Cornelia Phillips Spencer, Zebulon B. Vance, and David L. Swain

John C. Inscoe

in North Carolinians in the Era of the Civil War and Reconstruction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832226
eISBN:
9781469601649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837269_escott.8
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter begins with a discussion of Patriotic Gore, Edmund Wilson's classic study of the literature of the Civil War, in which he asked, “Has there ever been another historical crisis of the ... More


Love Is Divine

William C. Carter

in Proust in Love

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108125
eISBN:
9780300134889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108125.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter talks about the culmination of Marcel Proust's long quest both in love and in the writing of In Search of Lost Time. At the beginning of his transposing of his love affairs and ... More


Jazzbandism

Jed Rasula

in Acrobatic Modernism from the Avant-Garde to Prehistory

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780198833949
eISBN:
9780191889813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198833949.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

A paramount example of “making it new” in the early twentieth century was the unprecedented global phenomenon of jazz. This chapter chronicles the impact of jazz, understood not strictly as music but ... More


Introduction: The Stein Era

Amy Feinstein

in Gertrude Stein and the Making of Jewish Modernism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780813066318
eISBN:
9780813058450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066318.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Reorienting readers of modernism away from Kenner’s The Pound Era, the introduction explains how Gertrude Stein’s Jewishness underwrites our very understanding of modernism. Literary innovators and ... More


From the Thirties to the Rise of Neoconservatism: Interview with Stephen Lewis {1983}

Irving Howe

in A Voice Still Heard: Selected Essays of Irving Howe

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300203660
eISBN:
9780300210583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300203660.003.0027
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter presents Irving Howe's 1983 interview with Stephen Lewis, a Canadian social democrat, for a CBC radio program that took place when Howe was in Toronto. Howe talks about his life and ... More


Book III: Dreams

Colleen Jaurretche

in Language as Prayer in Finnegans Wake

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780813066370
eISBN:
9780813058580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066370.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter envisions the Wake as part of the tradition of dream vision literature. Beginning with the first critical writing on the Wake that sought to contextualize the book as such, and ... More


The Persistence of Kim

Harry Ricketts

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 9: The World Novel in English to 1950

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199609932
eISBN:
9780191869761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199609932.003.0020
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter discusses Rudyard Kipling's novel Kim, which was published in 1901. The novel tells the story of an Indian-raised Lahore street urchin who becomes both the disciple of a Tibetan Buddhist ... More


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