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Murder and Martyrdom

Terryl L. Givens and Matthew J. Grow

in Parley P. Pratt: The Apostle Paul of Mormonism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195375732
eISBN:
9780199918300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195375732.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In September 1856, Pratt left Utah on his final mission, this time to the eastern states. His new wife Eleanor McComb Pratt accompanied him, hoping to retrieve her children from her parent’s home in ... More


Don Juan’s Finest Conquest: The devil’s favorite delicacy is innocence.1

Jules Barbey D’aurevilly

in Diaboliques: Six Tales of Decadence

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816696895
eISBN:
9781452952369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816696895.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This is a story within a story. In this short story an aristocratic dandy speaks to a prudish older woman, telling her the story that a famous seducer, a Don Juan figure called the Comte Ravila de ... More


Seduction and Sedition: James, Duke of Monmouth and Seduction‐Story Paradigms

Toni Bowers

in Force or Fraud: British Seduction Stories and the Problem of Resistance, 1660-1760

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199592135
eISBN:
9780191725340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592135.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

James, Duke of Monmouth (1649–85) embodied the paradoxes involved in distinguishing between force and fraud in late seventeenth‐century England. He appears as both seducer and victim of seduction in ... More


3. Kierkegaard's Seductions

Daniel Berthold

in The Ethics of Authorship: Communication, Seduction, and Death in Hegel and Kierkegaard

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823233946
eISBN:
9780823240432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823233946.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter presents the case for seeing Kierkegaard's authorship as engaged in the project of seduction. It argues that the infamous “Diary of the Seducer” that closes the first volume of Either/Or ... More


Looks of Love

George Pattison

in Kierkegaard and the Quest for Unambiguous Life: Between Romanticism and Modernism: Selected Essays

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199698677
eISBN:
9780191745553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698677.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Theology

This chapter considers the most remarkable of all the transformations taking place in Kierkegaard's authorship, for a Seducer — the Seducer — to become a type of Christ himself. The whole trajectory ... More


Kierkegaard: The Limits of the Aesthetic

Cairns Craig

in Muriel Spark, Existentialism and The Art of Death

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474447201
eISBN:
9781474464987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474447201.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

The ‘aesthetic’ is, for Kierkegaard, the condition in which most people live, a condition he explores through his ‘pseudonymous’ writings, in which his text is supposedly the product of an author ... More


The Boys from the Ritz

William C. Carter

in Proust in Love

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108125
eISBN:
9780300134889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108125.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter takes account of the interests and relationships that Marcel Proust would have with the young boys from the Ritz. Some of the notable boys would be the waiters Henri Rochat and Camille ... More


Second Movement: Choosing Pleasure

Sheridan Hough

in Kierkegaard's Dancing Tax Collector: Faith, Finitude, and Silence

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198739999
eISBN:
9780191802898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198739999.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Religion and Literature

Human beings are constitutionally divided between the demands of finite, temporal circumstance and the power of reflection and imagination to transcend those constraints; only a commitment to one’s ... More


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