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The Library (as) Book: The Fantasy of the Total Text

Yun Lee Too

in The Idea of the Library in the Ancient World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199577804
eISBN:
9780191722912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577804.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 4 looks at the phenomenon of a single work that calls itself a library. It considers the Library of Apollodorus as a work that plays on seeming to be a full and complete text while actually ... More


History of Language

Kerwin Lee IZlein

in Frontiers of Historical Imagination: Narrating the European Conquest of Native America, 1890-1990

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520204638
eISBN:
9780520924185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520204638.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on literary critics' thoughts about the American frontier narrative. Scholars such as Henry Nash and Perry Miller declared the nation's relation with nature as the key to its ... More


From Spirit to System

Kerwin Lee IZlein

in Frontiers of Historical Imagination: Narrating the European Conquest of Native America, 1890-1990

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520204638
eISBN:
9780520924185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520204638.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter analyzes the American frontier thesis as part of changing narrative traditions. It discusses the differences between the views of Frederick Jackson Turner, who emplotted the European ... More


Mortality and Fame

M. L. West

in Indo-European Poetry and Myth

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199280759
eISBN:
9780191712913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280759.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter shows that fame won in battle was a major preoccupation of Indo-European poetic and narrative tradition. Indo-Europeans believed in a kind of afterlife. A limited number of great men — ... More


Arising from the Cornlands: The Working-Class Voices of Conroy and Le Sueur

Jessica Berman

in Modernist Commitments: Ethics, Politics, and Transnational Modernism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231149518
eISBN:
9780231520393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231149518.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores the works of American writers Jack Conroy and Meridel Le Sueur, which focus on the working class of 1920s and 1930s America. Conroy's The Disinherited (1933) uses an episodic ... More


Transformation in the Verbal Art of Clementina Todesco

Carol Bonomo Jennngs and Christine Palamidessi Moore

in American Woman, Italian Style: Italian Americana's Best Writings on Women

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823231751
eISBN:
9780823241286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823231751.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Clementina Todesco was born in 1903 in Faller, a remote Alpine village characterized by an extremely rich oral narrative tradition. Within the Fallerese way of life, the stable provided the setting ... More


Tales of the Great Brahmin

Kurtis R. Schaeffer

in Dreaming the Great Brahmin: Tibetan Traditions of the Buddhist Poet-Saint Saraha

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195173734
eISBN:
9780199850303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173734.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter examines the two main narrative traditions of Saraha's tale of enlightenment. It describes the first narrative tradition as the radish girl tale and the second as the female arrowsmith ... More


“Write the Text in Your Heart”: Non-literacy, Authority, and Female Sadhus’ Performances of Asceticism through Sacred Texts

Antoinette Elizabeth DeNapoli

in Real Sadhus Sing to God: Gender, Asceticism, and Vernacular Religion in Rajasthan

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199940011
eISBN:
9780199388639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199940011.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Chapter 7 addresses female sadhus’ sacred text practices. The chapter discusses “textual” performances centered on recitation of the Râmcaritmânas. A vernacular-language text composed by the medieval ... More


Rival Moral Traditions and the Miracle Baby

Cheryl Mattingly

in Moral Laboratories

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780520281196
eISBN:
9780520959538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281196.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

How can the moral ordinary provide a place to critique and contest it? This chapter takes us into a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), where parents watch over their critically ill newborn. The ... More


Chrétien and His Milieu

Joseph J. Duggan

in The Romances of Chretien de Troyes

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300083576
eISBN:
9780300133707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300083576.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter describes the crucial role of Chretien de Troyes's five romances in literary history. Chretien continued traditions of narrative set in motion by the authors of the medieval romances of ... More


Therīgāthā: Nandā, Female Sibling of Gotama Buddha

Alice Collett

in Women in Early Indian Buddhism: Comparative Textual Studies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199326044
eISBN:
9780199369324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199326044.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The focus in this chapter is the relationship between the Therīgāthā and the Pāli narrative biographical tradition. This relationship is explored through an analysis of Therīgāthā verses and ... More


Technological Ethics in a Different Voice

Diane P. Michelfelder

in Technology and the Good Life?

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226333861
eISBN:
9780226333885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226333885.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter appreciates the way focal things may counterbalance devices. It finds that Borgmann's evaluation of the device paradigm does not always bear out for individual devices. Simply because a ... More


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