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No Exit: Arab Existentialism, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Decolonization

Yoav Di-Capua

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226499741
eISBN:
9780226499888
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226499888.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

It is a curious and little-known fact that the largest existentialist scene outside of Europe was in the Middle East. For two long decades, from the end of World War II until the late 1960s, ... More


The existential drinker

Steven Earnshaw

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780719099618
eISBN:
9781526141934
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099618.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Drinking to excess has been a striking problem for industrial and post-industrial societies – who is responsible when a ‘free’ individual opts for a slow suicide? The causes of such drinking have ... More


Nicola Chiaromonte: The Ethics of Politics

Joseph Frank

in Responses to Modernity: Essays in the Politics of Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823239252
eISBN:
9780823239290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239252.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

André Malraux immortalized the essence of Nicola Chiaromonte in the character of Scali in L'Espoir (Man's Hope). A refugee from fascist Italy, living in Paris in the 1930s, Chiaromonte was a member ... More


Jack London

Kenneth K. Brandt

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780746312964
eISBN:
9781789629156
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780746312964.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Recounting his 1897-98 Klondike Gold Rush experience Jack London stated: “It was in the Klondike I found myself. There nobody talks. Everybody thinks. There you get your perspective. I got mine.” ... More


Frustrating Formulas: Popular Genre and In the Mood for Love

Gary Bettinson

in The Sensuous Cinema of Wong Kar-wai: Film Poetics and the Aesthetic of Disturbance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9789888139293
eISBN:
9789888313082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139293.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter sets out to clarify Wong Kar-wai’s reliance on popular genre, qualifying the critical perspective that Wong is an “anti-genre” filmmaker. Rather, genre is seen here to facilitate three ... More


Mailer's Sound

Phil Ford

in Dig: Sound and Music in Hip Culture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199939916
eISBN:
9780199354467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199939916.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

In “The White Negro,” Norman Mailer gave hipness a philosophy and a manifesto. Mailer, along with many other figures in the 20th-century avant garde, believed that sound not only represents but ... More


Meaning in Life

Thaddeus Metz

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199599318
eISBN:
9780191747632
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599318.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Moral Philosophy

It is only in the last 50 years that life’s meaning has become a distinct field in Western philosophy, and merely in the last 25 or so that debate with real substance and complexity has appeared. ... More


The “Remainder” in Modern Medicine: The Lived Experience of Illness and Existential Anxiety

Nicole M. Piemonte

in Afflicted: How Vulnerability Can Heal Medical Education and Practice

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262037396
eISBN:
9780262344968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037396.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines why privileging calculative or technical thinking is particularly problematic in medical practice. Because medicine and medical education focus on the “real” and the ... More


Some Conceptual Scenarios in Cross-cultural Context

Anindita Niyogi Balslev

in Aham: I: The Enigma of I-consciousness

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780198089513
eISBN:
9780199082575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198089513.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Given that a philosophical exploration of the theme of I-consciousness has been carried out both in the Indian and the Western conceptual history, this chapter contains, on the one hand, discussions ... More


The Making of a Mind

Laura Visser-Maessen

in Robert Parris Moses: A Life in Civil Rights and Leadership at the Grassroots

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469627984
eISBN:
9781469628004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627984.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter details Moses’s path into the 1960s civil rights movement by tracing the influences that shaped his ideas before he joined SNCC. Set against the general atmosphere of the Great ... More


Epilogue: A Cosmic No Exit

Yoav Di-Capua

in No Exit: Arab Existentialism, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Decolonization

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226499741
eISBN:
9780226499888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226499888.003.0011
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This concluding section reflects on the legacy of Arab existentialism in light of May 1968 in Paris and considers some of the implications of Sartre’s political betrayal.


Richard Wright’s Poetics of Black Being: Metaphor, Desire, and Doing

Rebecka Rutledge Fisher

in Black Intersectionalities: A Critique for the 21st Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846319389
eISBN:
9781781380901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846319389.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Richard Wright, who highly valued and regularly profited from textual metaphors that revealed both a critical ontology and a critical epistemology, calls our attention to metaphorical matters when he ... More


George Oppen and the Fate of Modernism

Peter Nicholls

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199678464
eISBN:
9780191803727
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199678464.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Regard for George Oppen's poetry has been growing steadily over the last decade. This study engages with a body of work which can be luminously simple and intriguingly opaque. This book charts ... More


Existentialism in America: Inequality, Political Action, and the Twilight of New Deal Reform

Benjamin Mangrum

in Land of Tomorrow: Postwar Fiction and the Crisis of American Liberalism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190909376
eISBN:
9780190909406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190909376.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter examines the transformation of postwar liberalism by identifying the development of an American idiom within the existential thought that became influential after the Second World War. I ... More


Faithless Warrior: Richard E. Kim’s The Martyred

Josephine Nock-Hee Park

in Cold War Friendships: Korea, Vietnam, and Asian American Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190257668
eISBN:
9780190257699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190257668.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Chapter 2 reads Richard E. Kim’s faithless South Korean Army officer in his bestselling 1964 novel, The Martyred. Set during the brief wartime occupation of Pyongyang by US and South Korean forces, ... More


Getting the Perspective: The Northland Stories

Kenneth K. Brandt

in Jack London

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780746312964
eISBN:
9781789629156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780746312964.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter centers on the short stories inspired by London’s Klondike Gold Rush experiences, which provided the settings that galvanized the thematic focus of his writing. The major Northland ... More


Into and Out of the Wild: The Call of the Wild and White Fang

Kenneth K. Brandt

in Jack London

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780746312964
eISBN:
9781789629156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780746312964.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores London’s two famous dog novels. The Call of the Wild and White Fang are analysed in relation to the themes of initiation, adaptation, captivity, and freedom. Particular emphasis ... More


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