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In Search of Beauty: Autocracy, Music, and Painting in Rimsky-Korsakov’s Russia

Leon Botstein

in Rimsky-Korsakov and His World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691182711
eISBN:
9780691185514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691182711.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Opera

This concluding chapter examines Rimsky-Korsakov in the context of Russian politics, philosophy, and aesthetics in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, drawing some persuasive parallels ... More


Lyricism, Fiction, and the Transcendent

Roger Keys

in The Reluctant Modernist: Andrei Belyi and the Development of Russian Fiction, 1902-1914

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151609
eISBN:
9780191672767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151609.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

The problem of evolving an adequate definition of literary impressionism has been investigated by J. W. Mains, who distinguishes two main areas in critical usage. The first corresponds to ‘unmediated ... More


Dollie Radford and the Ethical Aesthetics of Fin-de-Siecle Poetry

Ruth Livesey

in Socialism, Sex, and the Culture of Aestheticism in Britain, 1880-1914

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263983
eISBN:
9780191734731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263983.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter uses the case of the poet, Socialist League member, and Fabian, Dollie Radford, to examine the relationship between socialism and fin-de-siècle aestheticism. After outlining Radford's ... More


Self-Persuasion: Monologues

Michael Hawcroft

in Word as Action: Racine, Rhetoric, and Theatrical Language

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151852
eISBN:
9780191672866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151852.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Drama, European Literature

If it is the persuasive interaction of characters that constitutes the theatricality of Jean Racine's discourse, what becomes of verbal action if characters speak when they are alone, or accompanied ... More


A Typology of Genres of Fiction

Torben Grodal

in Moving Pictures: A New Theory of Film Genres, Feelings, and Cognition

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159834
eISBN:
9780191673719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159834.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter summarizes some of the characteristic dimensions that produce emotions in visual fiction, and uses these dimensions to formulate a typology of prototypical emotion-producing genres. The ... More


Byron and Italy

Alan Rawes and Diego Saglia (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526100559
eISBN:
9781526132222
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526100559.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Byron’s connection with Italy is one of the most familiar facts about British Romanticism. A considerable portion of his legend is linked to his many pronouncements about the country (where he lived ... More


A Beggar's Art: Scripting Modernity in Japanese Drama, 1900-1930

M. Cody Poulton

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833411
eISBN:
9780824869151
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833411.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

In the opening decades of the twentieth century in Japan, practically every major author wrote plays that were published and performed. This book examines the full range of early twentieth-century ... More


“Every New Flower Arriving in the World”: Sa‘di and the Art of Ghazal Writing

Fatemeh Keshavarz

in Lyrics of Life: Sa'di on Love, Cosmopolitanism and Care of the Self

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748696925
eISBN:
9781474408608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696925.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter is dedicated to the strategies used by Sa’di to infuse his adopted traditional lyric forms with freshness and surprise. Poetic repetition, similarity and dissimilarities of the images, ... More


My Poor Heart Sometimes Runs, Sometimes Whirls: Meet Sa‘di the Comedian

Fatemeh Keshavarz

in Lyrics of Life: Sa'di on Love, Cosmopolitanism and Care of the Self

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748696925
eISBN:
9781474408608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696925.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter discusses the light-hearted ways in which Sa’di connects to his readers as a comedian. His goal the chapter argues is to infuse the most sacred and serious moments with laughter. For ... More


“A History with Feeling”

David Der-wei Wang

in The Lyrical in Epic Time: Modern Chinese Intellectuals and Artists Through the 1949 Crisis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231170468
eISBN:
9780231538572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170468.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores the genesis of modern Chinese lyrical poetics from the turn of the last century to the first decade of the New China. It first considers Shen Congwen's letter to his wife, Zhang ... More


Teaching the Art of Welty’s Letters

Julia Eichelberger

in Teaching the Works of Eudora Welty: Twenty-First-Century Approaches

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496814531
eISBN:
9781496814579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496814531.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

With much of Welty’s correspondence now available, we can use Welty’s remarkable letters in our classrooms as introductions to Welty’s fiction and as literary gems in their own right. Drawing from ... More


Spatial Lyricism

John Kinsella

in Disclosed Poetics: Beyond Landscape and Lyricism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719075582
eISBN:
9781781701034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719075582.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

In this chapter, the author talks about spatial lyricism and linguistic disobedience. The lyric is the basis of all his poetry, but its signature is blurred and reconstituted. The difficulty for the ... More


Lyrical Theology: The Song of Songs and the Advantage of Poetry

Tod Linafelt

in Toward a Theology of Eros: Transfiguring Passion at the Limits of Discipline

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226351
eISBN:
9780823236718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226351.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter argues that the Song of Songs is best understood as lyric poetry and not as dramatic or narrative poetry, even though it does not entirely fit the category of ... More


The Music of Intolerable Love: Indian Film Music, Globalization, and the Sound of Partitioned Selves

Anustup Basu

in Bollywood in the Age of New Media: The Geo-televisual Aesthetic

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748641024
eISBN:
9780748651245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641024.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the use of music and song sequences in Hindi cinema, along with globalisation and the sound of partitioned selves. It first frames the terms of engagement by attaching an ... More


The Perfect Spy

Ralph O'Connor

in The Destruction of Da Derga's Hostel: Kingship and Narrative Artistry in a Mediaeval Irish Saga

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199666133
eISBN:
9780191744693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199666133.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Most of the second half of the saga comprises an emotionally charged conversation between Ingcél and Conaire's foster‐brothers about the occupants of the Hall on whom Ingcél has spied. This sequence ... More


Plaint, Lyricism, and the South

Ping Wang

in Southern Identity and Southern Estrangement in Medieval Chinese Poetry

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9789888139262
eISBN:
9789888313006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139262.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines the female counterpart of Qu Yuan as mentioned in the important sixth century poetic treatise Shi pin, and argues that it is an amalgam of a number of loyal yet mistreated women ... More


The Lyrical in Epic Time: Modern Chinese Intellectuals and Artists Through the 1949 Crisis

David Der-wei Wang

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231170468
eISBN:
9780231538572
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170468.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book uses the lyrical to rethink the dynamics of Chinese modernity. Although the form may seem unusual for representing China's social and political crises in the mid-twentieth century, the book ... More


Beckett’s Voices and the Paradox of Expression

Jeff Fort

in The Imperative to Write: Destitutions of the Sublime in Kafka, Blanchot and Beckett

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823254699
eISBN:
9780823260836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254699.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter analyzes a fundamental paradox that cuts across Beckett’s corpus, in which the impossibility of expression is doubled by the equally insistent inevitability of expression. Both sides of ... More


The Three Epiphanies of Shen Congwen

David Der-wei Wang

in The Lyrical in Epic Time: Modern Chinese Intellectuals and Artists Through the 1949 Crisis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231170468
eISBN:
9780231538572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170468.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on Shen Congwen's pursuit of a creative vision throughout national and personal crises, what he later described as “abstract lyricism.” In particular, it analyzes Shen's ... More


Of Dream and Snake: He Qifang, Feng Zhi, and Born-Again Lyricism

David Der-wei Wang

in The Lyrical in Epic Time: Modern Chinese Intellectuals and Artists Through the 1949 Crisis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231170468
eISBN:
9780231538572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170468.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on the metamorphosis of Feng Zhi and He Qifeng, two of the most important Chinese modernist poets, during the 1940s and 1950s in terms of “born-again” lyricism. Its religious ... More


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