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Whipscars and TattoosThe Last of the Mohicans, Moby-Dick, and the Maori

Whipscars and Tattoos: The Last of the Mohicans, Moby-Dick, and the Maori

Geoffrey Sanborn

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199751693
eISBN:
9780199894819
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751693.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature, World Literature

This book combines history, biography, and close reading to produce radically new interpretations of two of the most important novels in American history. After an introductory chapter ... More

Who Set You Flowin?The African-American Migration Narrative

Who Set You Flowin?: The African-American Migration Narrative

Farah Jasmine Griffin

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195088960
eISBN:
9780199855148
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195088960.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This book is the first sustained study of migration as it is portrayed in African American literature, letters, music, and painting. It identifies the “migration narrative” as a dominant African ... More

Why Does Tragedy Give Pleasure?

Why Does Tragedy Give Pleasure?

A. D. Nuttall

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187660
eISBN:
9780191674747
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187660.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama

Why does tragedy give pleasure? Why do people who are neither wicked nor depraved enjoy watching plays about suffering or death? Is it because we see horrific matter controlled by majestic art? Or ... More

‘Why is your axe bloody?’A Reading of Njàls Saga

‘Why is your axe bloody?’: A Reading of Njàls Saga

William Ian Miller

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198704843
eISBN:
9780191789441
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198704843.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature, European Literature

Njáls saga is acknowledged as the greatest of the Icelandic sagas, and it rightly deserves acclaim as one of the great masterpieces of all time. The author’s reading reveals not only the saga’s ... More

Wilde's IntentionsThe Artist in his Criticism

Wilde's Intentions: The Artist in his Criticism

Lawrence Danson

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198186281
eISBN:
9780191674488
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186281.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

What were Oscar Wilde's intentions? They had always been suspect, from the time of Poems, when the charge was plagiarism, to his trials, when the charge was sodomy. In Intentions (1891), the book on ... More

Wilfred Owen's VoicesLanguage and Community

Wilfred Owen's Voices: Language and Community

Douglas Kerr

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198123705
eISBN:
9780191671609
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198123705.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This study is about one of the most popular of English poets, Wilfred Owen and the language of his life. The book explores the meaning in Owen's life of the family, the Church, the army, and English ... More

A Will to BelieveShakespeare and Religion

A Will to Believe: Shakespeare and Religion

David Scott Kastan

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199572892
eISBN:
9780191770456
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572892.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Drama

On 19 December 1601, John Croke, then Speaker of the House of Commons, addressed his colleagues: “If a question should be asked, What is the first and chief thing in a Commonwealth to be regarded? I ... More

William HazlittPolitical Essayist

William Hazlitt: Political Essayist

Kevin Gilmartin

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198709312
eISBN:
9780191785405
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198709312.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Over the course of a literary career that extended from the lingering Malthusian controversies of the late eighteenth century to the brink of the Reform Act of 1832, William Hazlitt produced a ... More

William Wordsworth: Intensity and Achievement

William Wordsworth: Intensity and Achievement

Thomas McFarland

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112532
eISBN:
9780191670800
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112532.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This book seeks to isolate the special factors that generate William Wordsworth's greatness as a poet. Setting out from dissatisfaction with the current trend towards New Historicism in Wordsworthian ... More

Winckelmann and the Notion of Aesthetic Education

Winckelmann and the Notion of Aesthetic Education

Jeffrey Morrison

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159124
eISBN:
9780191673504
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159124.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This book examines the pivotal role of Johann Joachim Winckelmann as an arbiter of classical taste. It identifies the key features of Winckelmann's treatment of classical beauty, particularly in his ... More

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