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The Value of Worthless Lives: Writing Italian American Immigrant Autobiographies

Ilaria Serra

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226788
eISBN:
9780823235032
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226788.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The writer Giuseppe Prezzolini said that Italian immigrants left behind tears and sweat but not “words”, making their lives in America mostly in silence, their memories private and ... More


The Consolations of Writing: Literary Strategies of Resistance from Boethius to Primo Levi

Rivkah Zim

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161808
eISBN:
9781400852093
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161808.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Boethius wrote Of the Consolation of Philosophy as a prisoner condemned to death for treason, circumstances that are reflected in the themes and concerns of its evocative poetry and dialogue between ... More


Kate Cohen, The Neppi Modona Diaries: Reading Jewish Survival through My Italian Family. Hanover, NH: University Press of New England, 1997. 274 pp.

Susan Zuccotti

in Studies in Contemporary Jewry an Annual XV 1999

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195134681
eISBN:
9780199848652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195134681.003.0015
Subject:
History, History of Religion

A review of the book, The Neppi Modona Diaries: Reading Jewish Survival through My Italian Family by Kate Cohen is presented. Despite its title, the book is much more than just a memoir. In addition ... More


Auto/biografiction: Counterfeit Lives: A Taxonomy of Displacements of Fiction towards Life‐Writing

Max Saunders

in Self Impression: Life-Writing, Autobiografiction, and the Forms of Modern Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579761
eISBN:
9780191722882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579761.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter examines the converse displacement to that considered in Chapters 3 and Chapter 4, looking instead at cases where fiction‐writers colonize the forms of life‐writing, producing a variety ... More


Memorial Narratives as Salvation for the Feminine Self

Rivkah Zim

in The Consolations of Writing: Literary Strategies of Resistance from Boethius to Primo Levi

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161808
eISBN:
9781400852093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161808.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter presents a reading of Marie-Jeanne Roland's Memoirs (1793) and Anne Frank's The Diary and Tales from the Secret Annexe (1942–44). Both writers wrote memorial narratives to preserve ... More


With Hindsight and Beyond Resistance

Rivkah Zim

in The Consolations of Writing: Literary Strategies of Resistance from Boethius to Primo Levi

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161808
eISBN:
9781400852093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161808.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter analyzes the work of Primo Levi. Levi's revisions of his experiences in Auschwitz stand alone. He wrote with hindsight because during his thirteen months in Auschwitz he was unable to ... More


Living with Colonialism: Nationalism and Culture in the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan

Heather Sharkey

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520235588
eISBN:
9780520929364
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520235588.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Histories written in the aftermath of empire have often featured conquerors and peasant rebels but have said little about the vast staffs of locally recruited clerks, technicians, teachers, and ... More


National Biography and the Arts of Memory: From Thomas Fuller to Colin Matthew

Ian Donaldson

in Mapping Lives: The Uses of Biography

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263181
eISBN:
9780191734595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263181.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The arts of memory and of biography have always been closely related. For instance, the memoir, which is an act of remembrance, has a double sense: it looks at the past and to the future, selecting ... More


The Kennedy Assassination

Peter Knight

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624102
eISBN:
9780748671199
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624102.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

As a seminal event in late twentieth-century American history, the Kennedy assassination has permeated the American and world consciousness in a wide variety of ways. It has long fascinated American ... More


Auto/biographese and Auto/biografiction in Verse: Ezra Pound and Hugh Selwyn Mauberley

Max Saunders

in Self Impression: Life-Writing, Autobiografiction, and the Forms of Modern Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579761
eISBN:
9780191722882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579761.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter suggests a new reading of one of Pound's most contested works in terms of the contexts provided in Part I. In particular, Pound's parody of aestheticism is compared to Beerbohm's in ... More


Wild Dreams: The Best of Italian Americana

Carol Bonomo Albright and Joanna Clapps Herman (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823229109
eISBN:
9780823241057
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823229109.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

For more than thirty years, the journal Italian Americana has been home to the writers who have sparked an extraordinary literary explosion in Italian-American culture. Across twenty-five volumes, ... More


God Knows There's Need: Christian Responses to Poverty

Susan R. Holman

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195383621
eISBN:
9780199870479
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383621.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Church History

This book discusses issues of need, poverty, social welfare, and social justice in the history of the Christian tradition, and their modern relevance for ethical responses today. The book weaves ... More


The japanese culture, copyright infringement, defamation, and sex trafficking: A Study of The Fictional Life of a Geisha

Susan Tiefenbrun

in Decoding International Law: Semiotics and the Humanities

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195385779
eISBN:
9780199776061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385779.003.011
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Arthur Golden's Memoirs of a Geisha captures the duality of the geisha who is both revered as an artist and reviled as a sex slave. At its worst, the geisha tradition involves force, fraud, ... More


Remembering as Personal Story

Susan R. Holman

in God Knows There's Need: Christian Responses to Poverty

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195383621
eISBN:
9780199870479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383621.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Church History

This chapter starts with the story of Salvian of Lérins (fifth century), his comment on Christ's neediness, and the relationship between his personal biography and his advocacy for more ... More


The Highest Original

Philip N. Mulder

in A Controversial Spirit: Evangelical Awakenings in the South

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195131635
eISBN:
9780199834525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195131630.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Leaders of the evangelical denominations in the early nineteenth century wrote works of history and biography, beginning aggressive campaigns of publication in the midst of their competition. They ... More


Marriage and Revolution: Monsieur and Madame Roland

Siân Reynolds

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199560424
eISBN:
9780191741814
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560424.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Cultural History

This is a double biography of Jean-Marie Roland (1734–1793) and Marie-Jeanne Phlipon, later Madame Roland (1754–1793), leading figures in the French Revolution. J.‐M. Roland was minister of the ... More


John among the Orthodox, 150–c.170

Charles E. Hill

in The Johannine Corpus in the Early Church

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199264582
eISBN:
9780191602085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199264589.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The OJP asserts that there is a paucity or even an absence of use of the Johannine Gospel among representatives of the orthodox churches in the period before Irenaeus. This thesis is tested by ... More


Paradoxical Pastors; or, What the Novelist Imagined

Karin E. Gedge

in Without Benefit of Clergy: Women and the Pastoral Relationship in Nineteenth-Century American Culture

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195130201
eISBN:
9780199835157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195130200.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Nineteenth-century American readers regularly encountered powerful and paradoxical images of clergy and women in many fictive genres, a reflection of the cultural tensions manifested in the ... More


Visions of European Unity since 1945: ELIE KEDOURIE MEMORIAL LECTURE

NOëL O’SULLIVAN

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 154, 2007 Lectures

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264355
eISBN:
9780191734052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264355.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This lecture presents the text of the speech about visions of European unity since 1945 delivered by the author at the 2007 Elie Kedourie Memorial Lecture held at the British Academy. It discusses ... More


June–October 1793: ‘A la vie et à la mort ’ 1 Prison and Flight

Siân Reynolds

in Marriage and Revolution: Monsieur and Madame Roland

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199560424
eISBN:
9780191741814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560424.003.0029
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Cultural History

The forced proscription of the Girondin deputies, 2 June, drastically changes the situation. With provincial risings against the Convention, virtual civil war breaks out. Roland remains in hiding, ... More


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