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Travel

Paul Turner

in Victorian Poetry, Drama and Miscellaneous Prose 1832–1890

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122395
eISBN:
9780191671401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122395.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Victorian travel-writers were keen anthropologists. Faced by difficulties almost as great as Polyphemus or Scylla and Charybdis, some earned the status of epic heroes. Some were mere ‘wanderers’, ... 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


Tolstoy’s Confession: What Am I?

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/9780801453342.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter studies Tolstoy's Confession (1882) as well as his subsequent religious treatises. As a classic conversion narrative, Tolstoy's Confession achieves a paradoxical effect: it creates a ... More


Awakening Terror: Hellfire Preaching, Jonathan Edwards, and the Logic of Revivalist Affect

Paul hurh

in American Terror: The Feeling of Thinking in Edwards, Poe, and Melville

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780804791144
eISBN:
9780804794510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804791144.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

The first chapter argues, against current received understandings, that Jonathan Edwards’s terror was materially innovative and different, and that the matter of its difference derives from Edwards’s ... More


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