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“Other Air”: Boyle’s Spring, Milton’s Fall, and the Making of Literary Atmosphere

Jayne Elizabeth Lewis

in Air’s Appearance: Literary Atmosphere in British Fiction, 1660–1794

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226476698
eISBN:
9780226476711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226476711.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter examines the works of Robert Boyle and John Milton in an exploration of the definition of literary atmosphere. A closer study of Paradise Lost reveals that Adam and Eve’s loss of Eden ... More


Women, Writing, and Revolution 1790–1827

Gary Kelly

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122722
eISBN:
9780191671524
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122722.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The French Revolution stirred a bitter debate in Britain about the nature of civil society and the political nation. This is a study of contemporary women writers' efforts to base a reformed state ... More


Revolutionary Experiments: The Quest for Immortality in Bolshevik Science and Fiction

Nikolai Krementsov

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199992980
eISBN:
9780199370016
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199992980.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book examines a particular fascination with the dream of immortality and the place of science and fiction in its pursuit in Russia during roughly a decade that followed the country’s political ... More


Writing Asystematically: Early Experimental Writings 1970–1979

Georgina Colby

in Kathy Acker: Writing the Impossible

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748683505
eISBN:
9781474426930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748683505.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Chapter One examines Acker’s early experiments, written between 1970 and 1979, through the prism of the concerns of the poets associated with L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E. The poets’ collective vision of the ... More


Collage and the Anxiety of Self-description: Blood and Guts in High School

Georgina Colby

in Kathy Acker: Writing the Impossible

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748683505
eISBN:
9781474426930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748683505.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Chapter 2 addresses Acker’s practice of collage, and the anxiety of self-description. Blood and Guts in High School is positioned in relation to both the Dadaist collage and montage practices of ... More


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