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"Who, What Am I?": Tolstoy Struggles to Narrate the Self

Irina Paperno

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453342
eISBN:
9780801454967
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453342.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

“God only knows how many diverse, captivating impressions and thoughts evoked by these impressions … pass in a single day. If it were only possible to render them in such a way that I could easily ... More


Second Read: Writers Look Back at Classic Works of Reportage

The Staff of the Columbia Journalism Review and James Marcus (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159319
eISBN:
9780231500586
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159319.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

The Columbia Journalism Review's Second Read series features distinguished journalists revisiting key works of reportage. Launched in 2004, the series also allows authors to address such ongoing ... More


Edith Wharton and Cosmopolitanism

Meredith Goldsmith and Emily J. Orlando (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780813062815
eISBN:
9780813051772
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062815.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Edith Wharton and Cosmopolitanism explores Edith Wharton’s relation to the concept of cosmopolitanism, as it extended toward her politics, her aesthetics, and her vision of cultural differences. ... More


Gregory Benford

George Slusser

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038228
eISBN:
9780252096037
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038228.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Gregory Benford is perhaps best known as the author of Benford's law of controversy: “Passion is inversely proportional to the amount of real information available.” That maxim is a quotation from ... More


Tim Robinson and Chris Arthur: in defence of the Irish essay

Karen Babine

in Unfolding Irish Landscapes: Tim Robinson, culture and environment

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781784992781
eISBN:
9781526104427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992781.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Karen Babine argues that the genre of ‘creative nonfiction’, or the Montaignaian essay, is largely missing in the Irish context. Babine maintains that Robinson and Arthur represent two exceptions of ... More


Introduction

Barbara Lounsberry

in Virginia Woolf, the War Without, the War Within: Her Final Diaries and the Diaries She Read

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780813056937
eISBN:
9780813053790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056937.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The introduction presents the book’s main argument: the new view that Woolf enters a third stage as a diarist (after her first experimental stage and her second, lean modernist diary stage). In ... More


Agnès Varda

Kelley Conway

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039720
eISBN:
9780252097829
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039720.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Both a precursor to and a critical member of the French New Wave, Agnès Varda weaves documentary and fiction into tapestries that portray distinctive places and complex human beings. Critics and ... More


Introduction

Kathleen M. German

in Promises of Citizenship: Film Recruitment of African Americans in World War II

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496812353
eISBN:
9781496812391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496812353.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter introduces the primary question of the book – why would African Americans fight for freedom of others overseas when they did not have it at home? It also observes the lack of scholarship ... More


How the Essay Film Thinks

Laura Rascaroli

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190238247
eISBN:
9780190238278
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190238247.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Less than a decade ago the expression "essay film" was still encountered only sporadically; today, the term has been widely integrated into film criticism, and is increasingly adopted by filmmakers ... More


Primo Levi: A Bibliography of English and Italian Scholarly Writings, 2003–2010

James Tasato Mellone (ed.)

in Answering Auschwitz: Primo Levi's Science and Humanism after the Fall

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823233588
eISBN:
9780823241811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233588.003.0020
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The heuristic value of Primo Levi's approach to living and writing is evident by the different ways scholars in various disciplines are using his writings. This bibliography on the scholarly writings ... More


Travel in Translation: Julio Camba and Josep Pla Write for a Home Audience

Regina Galasso

in Translating New York: The City's Languages in Iberian Literatures

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786941121
eISBN:
9781789629354
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941121.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This part focuses on the travel texts of Julio Camba and Josep Pla, writers from opposite sides of the Iberian Peninsula, who wrote the city for professional reasons. The works of Camba and Pla ... More


The End of Some Things: Hemingway’s Decade of Loss

Gail D. Sinclair

in Key West Hemingway: A Reassessment

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033556
eISBN:
9780813038353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033556.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In contrast with the previous chapter, this chapter examines the toll of relationships lost or severed during this period. Starting with his father's death shortly after Hemingway's arrival and ... More


Introduction

Fritz Oehlschlaeger

in The Achievement of Wendell Berry: The Hard History of Love

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813130071
eISBN:
9780813135731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813130071.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Wendell Berry has become a major voice in the argument for a new agrarianism. It is argued that he passes the moral test he sets for himself: nothing that he has written “countenances” the misuse, ... More


Practices, Particulars, and Virtues: What Mules Taught Wendell Berry

Fritz Oehlschlaeger

in The Achievement of Wendell Berry: The Hard History of Love

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813130071
eISBN:
9780813135731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813130071.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter shows how the roots of Wendell Berry's ideas may lie in his learning the discipline of the teamster. It highlights the centrality of practices, particulars, and virtues to Berry's ... More


Adaptation: What Post-Conviction Relief Practitioners in Death Penalty Cases Might Learn From Popular Storytellers About Narrative Persuasion

Philip N Meyer

in Law and Popular Culture

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199272235
eISBN:
9780191699603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272235.003.0036
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter examines the narrative persuasion lessons that can be learned by post-conviction relief practitioners in death penalty cases from popular storytellers. It suggests that recent creative ... More


The Woman Warrior (1976)

Helena Grice

in Maxine Hong Kingston

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719064029
eISBN:
9781781701003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719064029.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Much of the critical debate surrounding The Woman Warrior has centred upon the book's troubling generic status. Ostensibly a memoir—the subtitle is ‘Memoirs of a Girlhood among Ghosts’—the book won ... More


Community and the Self

Timothy C. Baker

in George Mackay Brown and the Philosophy of Community

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748638123
eISBN:
9780748651788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638123.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses Brown's nonfiction prose. It tries to explain how Brown's own analyses of his life and fiction both differ from and confirm previous findings. It looks at the sense of ... More


Introduction

Irina Paperno

in "Who, What Am I?": Tolstoy Struggles to Narrate the Self

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453342
eISBN:
9780801454967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453342.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This introductory chapter provides an overview of Leo Tolstoy's attempts to describe and define his own self through his nonfiction first-person writings. In his early diaries, the young Tolstoy ... More


“To Tell One’s Faith Is Impossible. … How to Tell That Which I Live By. I’ll Tell You, All the Same. …” Tolstoy in His Correspondence

Irina Paperno

in "Who, What Am I?": Tolstoy Struggles to Narrate the Self

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453342
eISBN:
9780801454967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453342.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter looks at Tolstoy's correspondence with Nikolai Strakhov, describing Tolstoy's dialogic elaborations of his personal faith in the years of the decisive transition to nonfiction. The ... More


A. J. Liebling’s: The Earl of Louisiana

Evan Cornog

in Second Read: Writers Look Back at Classic Works of Reportage

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159319
eISBN:
9780231500586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159319.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This essay reviews the book The Earl of Louisiana (1961), by A. J. Liebling. The Earl of Louisiana is the tragic story of Earl K. Long and his final year in politics as governor of Louisiana. Long is ... More


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