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Between Intimacy and Distance, a “Neutral Territory”: Sentimentalism, Writer’s Block, and Untouchable Masculinity in

Naomi Greyser

in On Sympathetic Grounds: Race, Gender, and Affective Geographies in Nineteenth-Century North America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190460983
eISBN:
9780190461003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190460983.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter examines masculine individualism’s push–pull relationship with sympathy, beginning in The Scarlet Letter’s Custom-House. There, Hawthorne’s narrator sympathetically presses Hester ... More


Writing Workshop

Michael Jackson

in Between One and One Another

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520272330
eISBN:
9780520951914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520272330.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter details a time in the author's life when he was unable to write. He accepted an invitation to lead an ethnographic writing workshop in County Wicklow that spring, in the hope that his ... More


How We Choose to Distort It: Deconstructing Harry

Peter J. Bailey

in The Reluctant Film Art of Woody Allen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813167190
eISBN:
9780813167862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167190.003.0018
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

There is nothing heroic or redemptive about Harry Bloch’s literary art: a former lover whose erotic experience with him Harry has plumbed for his latest novel calls him a “black magician” and his ... More


The Life of a Tormented Geologist (and Enthusiastic Evolutionist)

Alistair Sponsel

in Darwin's Evolving Identity: Adventure, Ambition, and the Sin of Speculation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226523118
eISBN:
9780226523255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226523255.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter opens part 3, “A Different Approach to Authorship,” by arguing that Darwin’s increasing anxiety was driven by the challenge of fulfilling his obligations as a geological author. With ... More


Epilogue: Composing a Self

Patricia Moran

in Antonia White and Manic-Depressive Illness

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474418218
eISBN:
9781474444996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474418218.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The epilogue briefly considers White’s abortive attempts to compose a fifth novel that would depict her protagonist’s life after her incarceration for psychosis. It suggests that White’s inability to ... More


A Typewriter Collecting Dust

Michael Jackson

in The Other Shore: Essays on Writers and Writing

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780520275249
eISBN:
9780520954823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520275249.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

Most writers are all too familiar with the sense of disillusionment and disgust that overwhelms them when they return to passages that they believed had captured the vitality of an event, only to ... More


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