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Michel Leiris: Styles of Self-Writing in La Règle du jeu

Michael Sheringham

in French Autobiography: Devices and Desires: Rousseau to Perec

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158431
eISBN:
9780191673306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158431.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Michel Leiris is an autobiographer who elicits engagement from the reader through well-connected memories, words, and experiences. He writes with concern for otherness, desiring to become the other. ... More


Modernist Mysteries: Perséphone

Tamara Levitz

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199730162
eISBN:
9780199932467
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730162.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book presents a microhistorical analysis of the premiere of the melodrama Perséphone at the Paris Opéra on 30 April 1934. The book engages deeply with the collaborative, transnational nature of ... More


The Myth of Demeter and Persephone

Leonard Shengold

in Haunted by Parents

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300116106
eISBN:
9780300134681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300116106.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter focuses on the Greek myth of Demeter and Persephone, which alludes to the change of seasons and exemplifies the link between change and expectation of loss. It emphasizes the myth's ... More


Introduction: Melancholic Modernism

Tamara Levitz

in Modernist Mysteries: Perséphone

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199730162
eISBN:
9780199932467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730162.003.0000
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter provides background on the collaborators involved in Perséphone by recreating from archival sources their meeting at Ida Rubinstein’s house on 20 October 1933, about six months before ... More


The Promise of Irreconcilable Difference

Tamara Levitz

in Modernist Mysteries: Perséphone

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199730162
eISBN:
9780199932467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730162.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Chapter 8 examines Persephone’s rebirth and return to the underworld with the goal of understanding what its emancipatory promise and historicity—or relationship to the past, present, and ... More


The Homeric Hymn to Demeter: Some Central Questions Revisited

Nicholas Richardson

in The Homeric Hymns: Interpretative Essays

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199589036
eISBN:
9780191728983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589036.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter revisits key issues for the interpretation of the Homeric Hymn to Demeter since the publication of Nicholas Richardson's commentary on the poem in 1974. Issues examined include the ... More


“The Raw and the Cooked”: Food and Modernist Poetry

Lee M. Jenkins

in Gastro-modernism: Food, Literature, Culture

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781942954682
eISBN:
9781789623635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781942954682.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter proposes that Claude Lévi-Strauss’s “categorical opposition” is prefigured in modernist poetry’s representation of and relationship to food. The binary between the “raw” and the “cooked” ... More


Mary and the Marionettes: Life, Sacrifice, and the Sexual Thing

Michael Naas

in Miracle and Machine: Jacques Derrida and the Two Sources of Religion, Science, and the Media

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823239979
eISBN:
9780823240012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239979.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter looks at Derrida’s contention that religion’s attempt to indemnify a relationship to the holy or the sacrosanct takes the form of an absolute respect for life that sometimes requires a ... More


Walter Pater's ‘strange veil of sight’

Catherine Maxwell

in Second Sight: The Visionary Imagination in Late Victorian Literature

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719071447
eISBN:
9781781701096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719071447.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines how, in Pater, a writer heavily associated with sensory relations, there is a strong pull to the visionary or unseen. It explores his obsession with the strange visionary ... More


Canto 21

James Dowthwaite

in Readings in the Cantos: Volume I

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781942954408
eISBN:
9781786944337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781942954408.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Canto 21 opens with an account of the Medici dynasty in late Mediaeval Florence. Pound contrasts the frugality of Cosimo de Medici with the extravagance of his grandson, Lorenzo the Magnificent. ... More


The Voice of Persephone: Musical Meaning and Mixed Media

Lawrence Kramer

in Musical Meaning: Toward a Critical History

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520228245
eISBN:
9780520928329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228245.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter aims at addressing the question that what can be learned about mixed media from the phenomenon of musical meaning. It suggests that musical meaning always exceeds its specification by ... More


Demeter’s Lamentation and Baubo’s Mockery: Responses to the Marriage (Abduction) of Persephone

Sarah Weiss

in Ritual Soundings: Women Performers and World Religions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780252042294
eISBN:
9780252051135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042294.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

The chapter serves as an interlude between two comparative chapters on wedding lamentation and wedding mockery. It presents an analysis of the myth of Demeter and Persephone, exploring the function ... More


Creative Non-Fiction: Katherine Mansfield, in the Archive and the Hereafter

Eve Lacey

in Katherine Mansfield and Psychology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781474417532
eISBN:
9781474426916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474417532.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This is an account of reading Katherine Mansfield's The Montana Stories whilst cataloguing the collection, and an investigation into the role of the archive in Mansfield's published and imagined ... More


Myth and the Getty Hexameters 1

Sarah Iles Johnston

in The Getty Hexameters: Poetry, Magic, and Mystery in Ancient Selinous

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199664108
eISBN:
9780191745768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664108.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter interprets the myth that comprises the central historiola of the Getty Hexameters, suggesting that it constitutes a characteristically Greek reworking of Egyptian traditions concerning ... More


Mystic Plants and Aegean Nature Goddesses

Lincoln Taiz and Lee Taiz

in Flora Unveiled: The Discovery and Denial of Sex in Plants

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780190490263
eISBN:
9780190868673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190490263.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

“Mystic Plants and Aegean Nature Goddesses” examines the artistically and symbolically dense rituals of the ancient Minoans which often focused on nature goddesses and sacred trees and flowers. Ring ... More


Proserpina’s Tapestry, Strabo’s Cloak

Emma Gee

in Mapping the Afterlife: From Homer to Dante

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190670481
eISBN:
9780190670511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190670481.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter studies the De raptu Proserpinae (Rape of Persephone) by the fourth-century CE poet Claudian, in particular its image of world order, the Tapestry of Proserpina at DRP 1.246–72. The ... More


The Hieronyman Theogony

Dwayne A. Meisner

in Orphic Traditions and the Birth of the Gods

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190663520
eISBN:
9780190663551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190663520.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter is focused on the only two substantial sources for the Hieronyman theogony, the Christian apologist Athenagoras and the Neoplatonist philosopher Damascius. As shown in the first section, ... More


Surviving the Great Depression: 1932–1936

Kimberly A. Francis

in Teaching Stravinsky: Nadia Boulanger and the Consecration of a Modernist Icon

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199373697
eISBN:
9780199373727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199373697.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Situating Boulanger within the shifting world of a Paris crippled by the Great Depression and awash in refugees fleeing Hitler, this chapter considers the professional options for women within the ... More


Pan in the Alps: Child and Adult in H.D.’s

Sheila Murnaghan and Deborah H. Roberts

in Childhood and the Classics: Britain and America, 1850-1965

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780199583478
eISBN:
9780191747472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199583478.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter focuses on The Hedgehog, an autobiographical novella by H.D. (Hilda Doolittle) that straddles the division between children’s and adult literature and exposes an adult’s stake in a ... More


History is a Map 1: Navigating the Underworld

Claudia Nelson and Anne Morey

in Topologies of the Classical World in Children's Fiction: Palimpsests, Maps, and Fractals

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198846031
eISBN:
9780191881268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198846031.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines E. Nesbit’s The Story of the Amulet (1906), C. S. Lewis’s The Silver Chair (1953), Roger Lancelyn Green’s Mystery at Mycenae (1957), Caroline Lawrence’s Roman Mysteries series ... More


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