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Lydia Ginzburg's Prose: Reality in Search of Literature

Emily Van Buskirk

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691166797
eISBN:
9781400873777
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691166797.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

The Russian writer Lydia Ginzburg (1902–90) is best known for her Notes from the Leningrad Blockade and for influential critical studies, such as On Psychological Prose, investigating the problem of ... More


A Question of Character: The “Labor of Composition” as “Preventative Medicine” in Theodoret of Cyrrhus’s Religious History

Rebecca Krawiec

in The Garb of Being: Embodiment and the Pursuit of Holiness in Late Ancient Christianity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780823287024
eISBN:
9780823288908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823287024.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The similarity of the accounts of monk’s lives, and the function of this homogeneity, in Theodoret of Cyrrus’s Religious History has been the focus of much scholarship on this work. This chapter ... More


Enemies of the Godly

CHRISTOPHER HAIGH

in The Plain Man's Pathways to Heaven: Kinds of Christianity in Post-Reformation England, 1570–1640

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199216505
eISBN:
9780191711947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216505.003.0011
Subject:
History, Social History, History of Ideas

The preceding chapters used dialogues and other texts as tools towards an investigation of grass-roots religious attitudes in post-Reformation England. It has shown that the views expressed by ... More


Loneliness: Tess of the D’ur Bervilles, Winnicott, Bollas

Alicia Mireles Christoff

in Novel Relations: Victorian Fiction and British Psychoanalysis

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691193106
eISBN:
9780691194202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691193106.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter talks about how people learn to feel alone and sustained, rather than alone and persecuted, lost, adrift, untethered. On loneliness and character in Tess of the D'Urbervilles, the ... More


Out of Character: Modernism, Vitalism, Psychic Life

Omri Moses

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804789141
eISBN:
9780804791236
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804789141.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Characters” are those fictive beings in novels whose coherent patterns of behavior make them credible as people. “Character” is also used to refer to the capacity—or incapacity—to sustain one's core ... More


Minor Characters Have Their Day: Genre and the Contemporary Literary Marketplace

Jeremy Rosen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231177443
eISBN:
9780231542401
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231177443.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

How do genres develop? In what ways do they reflect changing political and cultural trends? What do they tell us about the motivations of publishers and readers? Combining close readings and formal ... More


Peter Grimes: The Development of a Hero (1986)

Willard Spiegelman

in Imaginative Transcripts: Selected Literary Essays

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195368130
eISBN:
9780199852192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368130.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter criticizes English composer Benjamin Britten's opera Peter Grimes. It examines how audiences viewed and partly misunderstood the character of Peter Grimes and discusses the problems ... More


The Don Juan Legend

Moyra Haslett

in Byron's Don Juan and the Don Juan Legend

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184324
eISBN:
9780191674198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184324.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

This chapter outlines the history of the Don Juan legend from 1630 to 1824. It suggests that the differences between versions of Don Juan argue for a more generous understanding of what constitutes a ... More


The Seduction of Don Juan

Moyra Haslett

in Byron's Don Juan and the Don Juan Legend

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184324
eISBN:
9780191674198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184324.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

This chapter questions the portrayal of the character and legend of Don Juan in Lord Byron's epic poem as the victim of seduction from a feminist perspective. This feminist interpretation of Don Juan ... More


Characters and Authors in Luigi Pirandello

Ann Hallamore Caesar

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151760
eISBN:
9780191672828
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151760.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Luigi Pirandello is best known in the English-speaking world for his radical challenge to traditional Western theatre with plays such as Six Characters in Search of an Author. But theatre is just one ... More


Characterization (Constraint)

Andrew Piper

in Enumerations: Data and Literary Study

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226568614
eISBN:
9780226568898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226568898.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Quantity has a role to play in understanding the nature of characters and the process of characterization (the writerly act of generating animate entities through language). With Alex Woloch’s ... More


Enumerations: Data and Literary Study

Andrew Piper

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226568614
eISBN:
9780226568898
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226568898.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

For well over a century, academic disciplines have studied human behavior using quantitative information. Until recently, however, the humanities have remained largely immune to the use of data—or ... More


Impersonations of Laura in Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-century Italy

Letizia Panizza

in Petrarch in Britain: Interpreters, Imitators, and Translators over 700 years

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264133
eISBN:
9780191734649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264133.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines the impersonations of the character of Laura of Petrarch's Canzoniere in sixteenth and seventeenth century Italy. It analyses commentaries and the rewritings of Petrarch's ... More


Literary Portrait of a Culture: Brazil

in Culture and Management in the Americas

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804760140
eISBN:
9780804771146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804760140.003.0015
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

Although Brazil has no sole literary icon like Argentina's Martin Fierro, many literary characters have shaped Brazilians' self-images. These literary characters were produced at a time when the ... More


“I am not that type of grandmother”: (non)compliance with the grandmother archetype among contemporary Czech grandmothers

Lucie Vidovićová and Lucie Galčanová

in Grandparenting Practices around the World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781447340645
eISBN:
9781447340690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447340645.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter discusses the ways in which a literary character from The Grandmother: A story of country life in Bohemia, written in 1855 by Božena Němcová, is translated into the contemporary ... More


Epilogue: Contemporary Seductions

Moyra Haslett

in Byron's Don Juan and the Don Juan Legend

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184324
eISBN:
9780191674198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184324.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

This chapter examines Lord Byron's epic poem Don Juan in the context of contemporary seductions. The myth of Don Juan during the Regency Period was as much a product of the debate about his character ... More


Persistence of Fiction: One Hundred Years of Tom Sawyer at the Mark Twain Boyhood Home

Hilary Iris Lowe

in Destination Dixie: Tourism and Southern History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813042374
eISBN:
9780813043494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813042374.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Hilary Iris Lowe begins this volume with an examination of literary tourism in her essay on the Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum in Hannibal, Missouri. Lowe argues that until recently, the town’s ... More


The Rhythms of Character in Katherine Mansfield’s ‘Miss Brill’

Helen Rydstrand

in Sounding Modernism: Rhythm and Sonic Mediation in Modern Literature and Film

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474416368
eISBN:
9781474434591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474416368.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter investigates the ways that Katherine Mansfield’s ‘Miss Brill’ is constructed through textual rhythms. Specifically, it argues that the story is distinguished by an arrhythmic duality ... More


Shock-lit: the short stories and The Cement Garden

Dominic Head

in Ian McEwan

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719066566
eISBN:
9781781701027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719066566.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter analyzes the literature of shock embodied in Ian McEwan's novel The Cement Garden. It suggests that the cement garden is a clear metaphor for the urban desolation of the character of ... More


Post-Romantic Anomie II: The “Post-” Scripts of A Hero of Our Time

in A Fallen Idol Is Still a God: Lermontov and the Quandaries of Cultural Transition

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804753708
eISBN:
9780804768030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804753708.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines how the subordinate characters and multiple narrators of Mikhail Lermontov's A Hero of Our Time followed post-Romantic “scripts” that generate frustrated expectations and render ... More


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