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A Double Logic and the Nightmare of Reason: Arthur Koestler's Darkness at Noon

Philip J. M. Sturgess

in Narrativity: Theory and Practice

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119548
eISBN:
9780191671173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119548.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Koestler's novel Darkness at Noon was chosen not only for its merits as a political and intellectual drama, but also because it exemplifies in striking fashion the fourth narrative type, namely the ... More


Delayed Applause: Competitive Aesthetics and the Construction of the Comic Canon

Mario Telò

in Aristophanes and the Cloak of Comedy: "Affect, Aesthetics, and the Canon"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226309699
eISBN:
9780226309729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226309729.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Starting with a literary anecdote from Aelian that tellingly rewrites the audience response to Aristophanes’ defeated Clouds in 423 BCE, the chapter introduces the book’s overarching concerns: ... More


Crashing the Text

Emily Selove

in Hikayat Abi al-Qasim: A Literary Banquet

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781474402316
eISBN:
9781474418782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402316.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This Chapter shows that Abūl-Qāsim is part of a literary tradition of party-crashing characters, and that in this tradition, the tension between food and language serves to problematise the ... More


‘Daughters Sacrificed to Strangers’: Interracial Desires and Intertextual Memories in Caryl Phillips's Cambridge

in Slaves to Sweetness: British and Caribbean Literatures of Sugar

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311840
eISBN:
9781846315701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315701.007
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines Caryl Phillips' Cambridge (1991). In this novel, the events on an early nineteenth-century West Indian estate are told and retold from a variety of competing perspectives, with ... More


Intratextual Method

Aysha A. Hidayatullah

in Feminist Edges of the Qur’an

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199359561
eISBN:
9780199359608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199359561.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter discusses the feminist interpretive method of reading the Qur’an intratextually (i.e., in view of its textual holism) by comparing verses and terms of the Qur’an to one another instead ... More


Introduction: Kallimachos and the Politics of Praise

Michael Brumbaugh

in The New Politics of Olympos: Kingship in Kallimachos' Hymns

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190059262
eISBN:
9780190059293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190059262.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The introduction provides an overview of the scope and shape of the inquiry undertaken in The New Politics of Olympos. Additionally, it attempts to establish a new frame of reference for thinking ... More


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