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Epilogue: The Joy of All the Earth

Joshua Hordern

in Political Affections: Civic Participation and Moral Theology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199646814
eISBN:
9780191744181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646814.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Religion and Society

The epilogue briefly draws together the themes of the preceding chapters with a focus on the contrast between the anguished tension of the nations' contemporary politics and the joyful praise of the ... More


 Between Indifference and Anguish

Lisa Tessman

in Burdened Virtues: Virtue Ethics for Liberatory Struggles

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780195179149
eISBN:
9780199835782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195179145.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter begins with a search for a praiseworthy trait in the realm of sensitivity and attention to others’ suffering, a trait that ought to lie somewhere between the poles of indifference and ... More


Todd Haynes

Rob White

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037566
eISBN:
9780252094811
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037566.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Todd Haynes' films are intricate and purposeful, combining the intellectual impact of art cinema with the emotional accessibility of popular genres. They are also underpinned by a serious commitment ... More


Patients and Families Reacting

David J. Bearison

in When Treatment Fails: How medicine cares for dying children

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195156126
eISBN:
9780199999873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156126.003.0007
Subject:
Palliative Care, Paediatric Palliative Medicine, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter presents narratives that speak to the ways in which patients and families react to end-of-life care, particularly the anguish of parents in letting go of their child. These stories are ... More


The Anguish of Gender: Men's Cults and Moral Contradiction in Amazonia and Melanesia

Thomas A. Gregor and Donald Tuzin

in Gender in Amazonia and Melanesia: An Exploration of the Comparative Method

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520228511
eISBN:
9780520935815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228511.003.0013
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

There are remarkable resemblances between men's cults in Amazonia and Melanesia. The similarities include myths of matriarchy and role reversal; body imagery that merges male and female reproductive ... More


Costas Metrakis: “It Was Not a Peaceful Death”

David Barnard, Patricia Boston R.N., Anna Towers, and Yanna Lambrinidou

in Crossing Over: Narratives of Palliative Care

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195123432
eISBN:
9780199999835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195123432.003.0019
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine and Older People

This chapter discusses the unusual case of Costas Metrakis, who was 58 years old when he was diagnosed with terminal and incurable disease. Unlike other families and victims of cancer, Mr. Metrakis ... More


Memoirs and Memorials

Kenneth Millard

in Coming of Age in Contemporary American Fiction

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621736
eISBN:
9780748651740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621736.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses the last two coming-of-age novels, namely Dorothy Allison's Bastard Out of Carolina and Elizabeth Wurtzel's Prozac Nation. These two novels are first-person narratives of ... More


In the Kitchen

Schaeffer Kurtis R.

in Himalayan Hermitess: The Life of a Tibetan Buddhist Nun

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195152999
eISBN:
9780199849932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152999.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter relates how Orgyan Chokyi worked in the kitchen at Dolpo and went through a period of further mental anguish. There were many religious activities in Dolpo: the building of the temple at ... More


Wotan’s Challenge

Philip Kitcher and Richard Schacht

in Finding an Ending: Reflections on Wagner’s Ring

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195183603
eISBN:
9780199850457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183603.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Opera

Wotan experiences and grieves for his lack of freedom as he is caught up in his own drudgery and he is forced to explain himself to Brünnhilde. Wotan’s character was subjected to a great deal of ... More


The Mirtillo/Amarilli Controversy: Monteverdi

Susan McClary

in Modal Subjectivities: Self-Fashioning in the Italian Madrigal

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520234932
eISBN:
9780520929159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234932.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

In Giovanni Battista Guarini's poem Il pastor fido, the pastoral lover Mirtillo attempts to put into words the contradictory impulses he experiences in but a single moment. Multiple passions—longing, ... More


Citation and Resuscitation

Kenneth Millard

in Coming of Age in Contemporary American Fiction

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621736
eISBN:
9780748651740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621736.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses Jeffrey Eugenides' The Virgin Suicides and Rick Moody's Purple America, which are dedicated to the dramatisation of the long-term consequences of experiences that occur during ... More


Becoming Witness

Alireza Doostdar

in The Iranian Metaphysicals: Explorations in Science, Islam, and the Uncanny

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780691163772
eISBN:
9781400889785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163772.003.0019
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the reasoning of a participant in Cosmic Mysticism as she grappled with her doubts, focusing on the pathways that arise when scientific rationalization appears to be futile. ... More


The Decipherment of Signs: Sartrean Scenes IV (Existentialism As A Humanism)

Stephen Mulhall

in The Self and its Shadows: A Book of Essays on Individuality as Negation in Philosophy and the Arts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199661787
eISBN:
9780191748301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661787.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter presents the following Sartrean scenes: the father's anguish, the son's abandonment, and the ghost's despair.


the Step Not Beyond

Christopher Fynsk

in Last Steps: Maurice Blanchot's Exilic Writing

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251025
eISBN:
9780823252817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251025.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter offers a sustained reading of one of Blanchot's important late works, Le pas au-delà (The Step Not Beyond). The latter volume is composed of fragments of various modes: narrative and ... More


A Shaky Start: 1892–1893

William E. Naff

in The Kiso Road: The Life and Times of Shimazaki Toson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832186
eISBN:
9780824871673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832186.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines Shimazaki Tōson's shaky start as a writer during the years 1892–1893. It begins by recounting Tōson's acceptance of a teaching position at the women's school Meiji Jogakkō and ... More


Dead letters: Gerard Manley Hopkins's ‘Terrible Sonnets’

in Labyrinths of Deceit: Culture, Modernity and Identity in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853238492
eISBN:
9781846315404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315404.010
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Gerard Manley Hopkins wrote six sonnets that can be grouped together as the ‘terrible sonnets’: ‘To Seem the Stranger’, ‘I Wake and Feel’, ‘Patience’, ‘My Own Heart’, ‘Carrion Comfort’, and ‘No ... More


The Sartrean Response

Berislav Marušić

in Evidence and Agency: Norms of Belief for Promising and Resolving

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198714040
eISBN:
9780191782497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714040.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Moral Philosophy

This chapter defends the Sartrean Response. According to this response, we can rationally believe that we will do something even if we have evidence that there is a significant chance that we ... More


Many nights my pillow would be wet with grief

Paula Kelly Harline

in The Polygamous Wives Writing Club: From the Diaries of Mormon Pioneer Women

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199346509
eISBN:
9780199346561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199346509.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

First wives Lucy Flake, Lydia-Ann Brinkerhoff, and Emma Nielson did not complain about their husbands’ second wives, and at least two of the three made grand efforts to help these younger wives, and ... More


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