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Speaking Magic in Fontane’s The Stechlin

Eric Downing

in The Chain of Things: Divinatory Magic and the Practice of Reading in German Literature and Thought, 1850-1940

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501715907
eISBN:
9781501715938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501715907.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter focuses on Theodor Fontane’s late “Gesellschaftsroman,” Der Stechlin. It explores his investment in divinatory readings via omens, anecdotes, names, and the natural world in earlier ... More


Compassion: Human and Animal

Martha C. Nussbaum

in Ethics and Humanity: Themes from the Philosophy of Jonathan Glover

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195325195
eISBN:
9780199776412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325195.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Most discussions of the continuity in compassionate concern between humans and other animals focus on continuities and on “good discontinuities,” areas in which humans appear to have superior moral ... More


Lessons in Politics and Innuendo

Paul Berry

in Brahms Among Friends: Listening, Performance, and the Rhetoric of Allusion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199982646
eISBN:
9780199365050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199982646.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Chapter 2 concludes the thread of celebratory gift-giving with a final allusive lullaby, Es liebt sich so lieblich im Lenze, Op. 71 No. 1, presented in commemoration of the baptism of Julius and ... More


Into the Family Gallery

Adrian Daub

in The Dynastic Imagination: Family and Modernity in Nineteenth-Century Germany

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780226737737
eISBN:
9780226737904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226737904.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

While the evidence that German families functioned in markedly different ways across classes, regions, and religions is highly ambiguous, it is remarkable that German thinking of the era did not see ... More


The Chain of Things: Divinatory Magic and the Practice of Reading in German Literature and Thought, 1850-1940

Eric Downing

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501715907
eISBN:
9781501715938
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501715907.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book explores connections between the practices of reading and magic during the realist and modernist periods in German literature and thought, with a particular focus on divination. Divination, ... More


Short Stories about Short Deadlines

in On Borrowed Time: The Art and Economy of Living with Deadlines

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226886015
eISBN:
9780226886039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226886039.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter discusses short stories by Shakespeare, Friedrich Schiller, Charles Louis Adélaïde Chamisso de Boncourt, Gustave Flaubert, Guy de Maupassant, Theodor Fontane, Arthur Schnitzler, García ... More


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