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It’s the Gesture That Counts

John T. Lysaker

in Philosophy, Writing, and the Character of Thought

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226569567
eISBN:
9780226569734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226569734.003.0018
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter is a collection of brief reflections of different rhetorical devices in philosophical writing, including declamatory statement, ellipses, and exclamation.


Finnegans Wake

Herschel Farbman

in The Other Night: Dreaming, Writing, and Restlessness in Twentieth-Century Literature

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823228652
eISBN:
9780823235780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823228652.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter examines Finnegans Wake, a work of comic fiction by Irish author James Joyce. It argues that writing has never thrown questions back at its questioners with as much energy as Finnegans ... More


Lyric and the Service Sector: Frank O’Hara at Work

Jasper Bernes

in The Work of Art in the Age of Deindustrialization

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780804796415
eISBN:
9781503602601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804796415.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

O’Hara’s “I do this, I do that” poems detail the poet’s movements through the city during periods of leisure. In this chapter, Bernes argues that such leisure periods are usually, implicitly or ... More


“It is Not in Heaven!” and Other Hurtful Words: Circling the Snake Oven

Tova Hartman and Charlie Buckholtz

in Are You Not a Man of God?: Devotion, Betrayal, and Social Criticism in Jewish Tradition

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199337439
eISBN:
9780199362370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199337439.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religion and Literature

This chapter examines the Talmudic story “Snake Oven,” which is considered by many as a triumphant source-text for human autonomy as a Jewish religious value. It discusses the dominant reading of ... More


Babble

Hannah Freed-Thall

in Spoiled Distinctions: Aesthetics and the Ordinary in French Modernism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780190201029
eISBN:
9780190201043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190201029.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Proust is famous for attributing monumental powers to art and aesthetic attention. Yet, as this chapter shows, In Search of Lost Time sometimes calls the reader’s attention to objects so ... More


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