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Vladimir Nabokov and the Art of Play

Thomas Karshan

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199603985
eISBN:
9780191725333
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603985.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In a speech given in December 1925, Vladimir Nabokov declared that ‘everything in the world plays’, including ‘love, nature, the arts, and domestic puns’. Each of Nabokov's novels contains a scene of ... More


Clairvoyance versus Creativity

Roger Keys

in The Reluctant Modernist: Andrei Belyi and the Development of Russian Fiction, 1902-1914

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151609
eISBN:
9780191672767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151609.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

This chapter focuses on the complex transformations which Andrei Belyi's theory of symbolism underwent. What changed from time to time was his view of the way in which the artist acquires knowledge ... More


Symbolism, Modernism, or the Silver Age?

Roger Keys

in The Reluctant Modernist: Andrei Belyi and the Development of Russian Fiction, 1902-1914

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151609
eISBN:
9780191672767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151609.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

Decadence, Neo-romanticism, Symbolism, Modernism, and the Silver Age are some of the commoner designations of the period which followed the flowering of the Realist novel in Russia. This chapter ... More


From the 1930s to the Present

Roger Keys

in The Reluctant Modernist: Andrei Belyi and the Development of Russian Fiction, 1902-1914

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151609
eISBN:
9780191672767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151609.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

From the middle of the 1930s to the mid-1950s, there was a scarcity of articles devoted to criticism of Symbolist literature, particularly in the Soviet Union. Russian Symbolism was dismissed as an ... More


The Pataphysician's Library: An Exploration of Alfred Jarry's 'Livres pairs'

Ben Fisher

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853239161
eISBN:
9781846313721
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313721
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book is a study of aspects of 1890s French literature, with specific reference to the traditions of Symbolism and Decadence. Its main focus is Alfred Jarry, who has proved, perhaps surprisingly, ... More


The Origins of Nabokov's Idea of Artistic Play

Thomas Karshan

in Vladimir Nabokov and the Art of Play

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199603985
eISBN:
9780191725333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603985.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter establishes the direct and indirect sources for Nabokov's idea of artistic play. It begins by setting out the history of the idea that art and the world are play in Kant, Schiller, and ... More


Haunted Tongues and Hollow Comforts: Examples of Culinary Conscience in Indonesian Fiction

Annie Tucker

in Comfort Food: Meanings and Memories

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496810847
eISBN:
9781496810892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496810847.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Puthut EA is a contemporary fiction writer from Indonesia known for his culinary proclivities, and what could be considered Indonesian “comfort foods” feature prominently in his stories. However, he ... More


Paul Valéry: Masters and Friends

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/9780823239252.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

A large part of the published work of Paul Valéry consists of occasional literary and cultural reflections on the most varied and diverse topics. Valéry never approached any subject except in terms ... More


The Pleasures of Decadence: Catholicism in Kate Chopin, Carson McCullers, and Anne Rice

Thomas F. Haddox

in Fears and Fascinations: Representing Catholicism in the American South

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823225217
eISBN:
9780823236947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823225217.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

As a literary-historical phenomenon, decadence is notoriously difficult to define. Not only do many of its characteristics overlap with those of other contemporary terms, ... More


Breaking the Religious Image: Reinventing Religion in Art

Alena Alexandrova (ed.)

in Breaking Resemblance: The Role of Religious Motifs in Contemporary Art

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780823274475
eISBN:
9780823274529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823274475.003.0003
Subject:
Art, Art Theory and Criticism

The chapter provides an overview of two tendencies in the transformation of the status of religious motifs in art starting with the painting of Caspar David Friedrich and ending with Expressionism. ... More


Heartbreak House: “A Long Garden Seat on the West”

Tony Jason Stafford and R. F. Dietrich

in Shaw's Settings: Gardens and Libraries

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813044989
eISBN:
9780813046747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044989.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Nature, invention, human vileness, and Creative Evolution all conjoin in Hector’s speech in Act III: “Heaven’s threatening growl of disgust at us useless futile creatures. [Fiercely] I tell you, one ... More


The Heirs of Tulʹchyn: A Modernist Reappraisal of Historical Narrative

Amelia M. Glaser

in Stories of Khmelnytsky: Competing Literary Legacies of the 1648 Ukrainian Cossack Uprising

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780804793827
eISBN:
9780804794961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804793827.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter examines Minskii’s retelling of the massacre at Tulʹchyn in his Russian language play in verse, “Osada Tulʹchina” (The Siege of Tulʹchyn), which appeared in the St. Petersburg Jewish ... More


Signs and Meaning in the Decalogue

Matilda Mroz

in Temporality and Film Analysis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780748643462
eISBN:
9780748676514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643462.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Interpretations of the Decalogue series have largely focused upon symbolism and the relationship between the Ten Commandments and the individual films, seeking to attribute symbolic attachments to ... More


Called to the stand: The origins of Russian documentary theatre

Molly Flynn

in Witness Onstage: Documentary Theatre in Twenty-First-Century Russia

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781526126191
eISBN:
9781526150455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526126207.00008
Subject:
Literature, Drama

Chapter 1 narrates the history of documentary theatre in Russia. Though the emergence of the form is traditionally traced back to a series of Royal Court workshops on verbatim playwriting in ... More


Cusco: Toward an Understanding of Inka Urbanism

Ian Farrington

in Cusco: Urbanism and Archaeology in the Inka World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044330
eISBN:
9780813046327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044330.003.0013
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

In summary, the methodologies of town plan analysis and urban archaeology enable the canons of inka urban planning to be understood to separate the two public centres of government and religion from ... More


Only Suggest

Emma Sutton

in Virginia Woolf and Classical Music: Politics, Aesthetics, Form

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748637874
eISBN:
9780748695270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637874.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

The final chapter concentrates on The Waves, returning to Wagner and to Woolf’s formal and political engagement with his work. Providing a close reading of the novel’s parallels to Das Rheingold, it ... More


Henry Hunt’s White Hat: The Long Tradition of Mute Sedition

Murray Pittock

in Commemorating Peterloo: Violence, Resilience, and Claim-making during the Romantic Era

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474428569
eISBN:
9781474465007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474428569.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines Henry Hunt's signature white hat in the context of the use of the tradition of using colours and material objects to signify oppositional opinion while evading prosecution for ... More


Mallarmé Unfolds the Cinématographe

Christophe Wall-Romana

in Cinepoetry: Imaginary Cinemas in French Poetry

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823245482
eISBN:
9780823252527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245482.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Stéphane Mallarmé was the first poet to understand the pragmatic and theoretical ramifications of the emergence of cinema for writing, literature and poetry. Likely influenced by shorts of the ... More


Writing the Landscape: The Island of Spells and the Sacred City

Anne Rowe

in Iris Murdoch

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780746312162
eISBN:
9781789629743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780746312162.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses the two geographical environments that predominantly shape Iris Murdoch’s identity and her fiction: Ireland, her birthplace, the ‘island of spells’, and London, the city in ... More


Editing Prokofiev’s Seven, They Are Seven: A Case Study

Nicolas Moron, Christina Guillaumier, and Rita McAllister

in Rethinking Prokofiev

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190670764
eISBN:
9780190670801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190670764.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, Western

While he was finishing the Classical Symphony in 1917, Prokofiev began work on a now almost-forgotten score: Seven, They Are Seven, op. 30—an “incantation” for dramatic tenor, choir, and orchestra, ... More


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