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Heartless Poker

Dominic Lanphier and Laura Taalman

in The Mathematics of Various Entertaining Subjects: Research in Recreational Math

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164038
eISBN:
9781400881338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164038.003.0011
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter considers three hands in poker. It shows how the probabilities of obtaining a Full House, Straight, and Flush level off compared to the probabilities of the other hands, and then looks ... More


Evolution, History, and Flush; or, The Origin of Spaniels

Jeanne Dubino

in Virginia Woolf and the Natural World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780983533900
eISBN:
9781781382202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780983533900.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Flush recounts the fourteen-year life of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's spaniel. Flush is a dog memoir, about a dog's life, with a dog's point of view and, in some editions, with dog photos. So often ... More


The March of Headlines

Barbara Lounsberry

in Virginia Woolf, the War Without, the War Within: Her Final Diaries and the Diaries She Read

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780813056937
eISBN:
9780813053790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056937.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Virginia Woolf's “curious props”—including her diary and others’ diaries—ably support her across 1931. She shows, in fact, such sure life command that she mocks the outer political scene in September ... More


Renewed Diary Experiment: The Reach for Literature and Beyond

Barbara Lounsberry

in Virginia Woolf's Modernist Path: Her Middle Diaries and the Diaries She Read

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780813062952
eISBN:
9780813051833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062952.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Woolf expands her 1926 diary. In February, she begins “a new convention”: starting each entry on a new page, her “habit in writing serious literature.” In May, she reaches outward toward public ... More


The Bispecies Environment, Coevolution, and Flush

Jeanne Dubino

in Contradictory Woolf

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780983533955
eISBN:
9781781384930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780983533955.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores the interconnections between species as well as the “coevolutionary dimensions” in Virginia Woolf's fictional biography, Flush (1933). Populated with wild and tamed species ... More


From Spaniel Club to AniMalous Society: Virginia Woolf’s Flush

Derek Ryan

in Contradictory Woolf

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780983533955
eISBN:
9781781384930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780983533955.003.0019
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores Virginia Woolf's canine modernist aesthetics in relation to Donna Haraway's “companion species” and Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari's “becoming-animal.” In The Companion ... More


The Question of the Animal in Flush

Derek Ryan

in Virginia Woolf and the Materiality of Theory: Sex, Animal, Life

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748676439
eISBN:
9780748684359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748676439.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores the complex and contested spaces shared by human and nonhuman animals in Flush. Rather than reading Woolf’s fictional biography allegorically as critics have tended to, the ... More


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