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Acoustics in the Thackeray Theater

David Kurnick

in Empty Houses: Theatrical Failure and the Novel

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151519
eISBN:
9781400840090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151519.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the tonal shifts of the narrative voice in Vanity Fair as encoding a yearning for public scenes of performance. Moving between public speechifying and chastened intimate ... More


The Vanity of Human Wishes in Context

Howard Erskine-Hill

in Poetry of Opposition and Revolution: Dryden to Wordsworth

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198121770
eISBN:
9780191671296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198121770.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The Vanity of Human Wishes is a highly political poem showing a deep concern with the processes of history. It explores two ways in which a state might suddenly change or be ... More


Inclusion and Exclusion

Freya Johnston

in Samuel Johnson and the Art of Sinking 1709-1791

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199251827
eISBN:
9780191719080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251827.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter examines some of the difficulties Boswell encountered in commemorating Johnson's littleness as well as his greatness. It sees in his Life a combination of classically allusive, heroic ... More


At Home and Abroad in Victorian and Edwardian Fiction: From Vanity Fair to The Secret Agent

Patrick Parrinder

in Nation & Novel: The English Novel from its Origins to the Present Day

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199264858
eISBN:
9780191698989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264858.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The chapter begins with a summary of the life of William Makepeace Thackeray and how he started writing novels. During his time, he wrote Vanity Fair, based in London, which was the centre of the ... More


Literary Representations of “the Jew”

Ezra Mendelsohn

in Studies in Contemporary Jewry: XII: Literary Strategies: Jewish Texts and Contexts

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195112030
eISBN:
9780199854608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112030.003.0012
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter reviews three literary texts represented by a Jew. The first and the most famous representation of a Jew in literature was written by John Gross entitled Shylock. Gross maintained that ... More


The Optimistic Lines in Johnson's The Vanity of Human Wishes: [From Notes & Queries 231.1 (March 1986) 99]

Niall Rudd

in The Common Spring: Essays on Latin and English Poetry

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781904675488
eISBN:
9781781385043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675488.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This short note demonstrates that Johnson's reference to his mother Vanity of Human Wishes lines 291-8, have a source in Cicero's On Old Age.


Johnson's Conclusiveness

FRED PARKER

in Scepticism and Literature: An Essay on Pope, Hume, Sterne, and Johnson

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199253180
eISBN:
9780191719189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253180.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Johnson's counter-sceptical impulses towards conclusiveness and general assertion in argument existed in a vital, dialogic tension, often expressed as irony, with his understanding of thinking as an ... More


Imperial Vanities: Mira Nair, William Makepeace Thackeray and Diasporic Fidelity to Vanity Fair

Jerod Ra'Del Hollyfield

in Framing Empire: Postcolonial Adaptations of Victorian Literature in Hollywood

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474429948
eISBN:
9781474453561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474429948.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Mira Nair has built her career on films that contribute to the Indian identity in diaspora and attest to the prominence of Indian filmmakers in international cinema. For a filmmaker so concerned with ... More


The Sounds of Silence: W. M. Thackeray and Preston Sturges

in Better Left Unsaid: Victorian Novels, Hays Code Films, and the Benefits of Censorship

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804784207
eISBN:
9780804784870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804784207.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines the works of William Makepeace Thackeray and Preston Sturges, two artists who share a penchant for thematizing the subject of scandal (and, by extension, the subject of ... More


Into the Roaring Twenties: Vanity Fair and New Yorker

Robert L. Gambone

in Life on the Press: The Popular Art and Illustrations of George Benjamin Luks

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732221
eISBN:
9781604734799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732221.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter narrates George Luks’s foray into publications like Vanity Fair and New Yorker. While he was still working at the Verdict, Luks found time to undertake freelance drawings for Broadway ... More


Comparing Los Angeles

Edward W. Soja

in My Los Angeles: From Urban Restructuring to Regional Urbanization

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780520281721
eISBN:
9780520957633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281721.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

In the 1990s, based on the wider recognition given to Los Angeles, Soja was invited to compare Los Angeles with other cities, beginning with the Centrum of Amsterdam. The central cities of Los ... More


Was She Guilty or Not?: The Curious Heroine Meets the Wicked Novelist

Hilary M. Schor

in Curious Subjects: Women and the Trials of Realism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199928095
eISBN:
9780199980550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199928095.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter takes up the story of Bluebeard’s wife, her curiosity and her fatal knowledge, in William Thackeray’s Vanity Fair. What happens when Thackeray opens the locked door is very different ... More


Deep Throat and the Question of Motives

Matt Carlson

in On the Condition of Anonymity: Unnamed Sources and the Battle for Journalism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252035999
eISBN:
9780252093180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252035999.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter begins two weeks after Newsweek's retraction when Vanity Fair ended over thirty years of speculation by revealing the famous Watergate-era unnamed source Deep Throat to be Mark Felt, an ... More


‘The Redundancy of Copious Nothings’: Fictional Offspring, Or, the Reproductions of Female Vanity

Mary Beth Tegan

in Material Transgressions: Beyond Romantic Bodies, Genders, Things

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781789621778
eISBN:
9781800341463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621778.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Eighteenth-century critics commonly used birth topoi to ridicule writing they believed to be uninspired or imitative, but their attacks on the bad form and excesses of women’s novels were ... More


“Can a Jew be wild”: A Radical Jewish Grammar in the Voices Poems

Amy Feinstein

in Gertrude Stein and the Making of Jewish Modernism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780813066318
eISBN:
9780813058450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066318.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In the fourteen years between the completion and publication of The Making of Americans, Stein found a new voice writing poetry, portraits, and plays. Chapter 5 considers the startling proliferation ... More


Modernism and the Quality Magazines: Vanity Fair (1914–36); American Mercury (1924–81); New Yorker (1925– ); Esquire (1933– )

Faye Hammill and Karen Leick

in The Oxford Critical and Cultural History of Modernist Magazines: Volume II: North America 1894-1960

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199545810
eISBN:
9780191803475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199545810.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines four magazines — Vanity Fair, American Mercury,New Yorker, and Esquire — that engaged with modernism in varying ways. Vanity Fair showcased modernist art and literature and was ... More


“The Thing Not Named”: Edith Lewis’s Advertising Career and Willa Cather’s Fiction and Celebrity in the 1920s

Melissa J. Homestead

in The Only Wonderful Things: The Creative Partnership of Willa Cather & Edith Lewis

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780190652876
eISBN:
9780190652906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190652876.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, Women's Literature

In 1919, Edith Lewis began her long career as an advertising copywriter at the J. Walter Thompson Co. This chapter considers the advertising campaigns for Woodbury’s Facial Soap and Jergens Lotion, ... More


Thackeray’s debt to the print world of Paris

Elisabeth Jay

in British Writers and Paris 1830–1875

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199655243
eISBN:
9780191817311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199655243.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter contends, against a long tradition in Thackeray studies, that Thackeray’s time spent studying art and practising journalism in Paris strongly influenced the way in which he saw and ... More


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