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Narratives of Conflict/Conflict of Narratives

Sarah Kay

in The Chansons de Geste in the Age of Romance: Political Fictions

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151920
eISBN:
9780191672903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151920.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

While the chansons de geste mostly involve lengthy, repetitive, and violent battle scenes, people tend to find this genre objectionable. A number of the more unfamiliar poems such as Orson de Beawais ... More


The Battle of the Haunted Mansion

Stephen Teo

in King Hu's A Touch of Zen

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098152
eISBN:
9789882207110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098152.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter describes a key battle scene during which the heroes employ stratagems, bluff and dummies: a theme that reinforces the male hero's attachment to illusionary endeavors and the female ... More


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