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Ancient of Days

Keith Thomson

in Private Doubt, Public Dilemma: Religion and Science since Jefferson and Darwin

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300203677
eISBN:
9780300213409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300203677.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter recounts how geologists and philologists began rewriting the early story of the earth by the time of Jefferson's death in 1826. This new generation of intellectuals challenged two ... More


‘Cues’: The Function of Unfamiliar Diction

Peter Wright

in Attending Daedalus: Gene Wolfe, Artifice and the Reader

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780853238188
eISBN:
9781846312618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238188.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Focussing on Wolfe's use of eclectic and archaic vocabulary and nomenclature throughout The Urth Cycle, this chapter argues that such diction establishes a shifting kaleidoscope of adumbration and ... More


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