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Philosophy As FictionSelf, Deception, and Knowledge in Proust

Philosophy As Fiction: Self, Deception, and Knowledge in Proust

Joshua Landy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195169393
eISBN:
9780199787845
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195169393.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book outlines and elucidates the philosophy of Marcel Proust, arguing that it is coherent, compelling, and original. At the same time, it explains why Proust chose to embed this philosophy ... More

Poetry and Parental Bereavement in Early Modern Lutheran Germany

Poetry and Parental Bereavement in Early Modern Lutheran Germany

Anna Linton

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199233366
eISBN:
9780191716331
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233366.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

In early modern Europe it has been estimated that up to one in two children did not survive to the age of ten. In the light of this high mortality rate, some historians have argued that parents did ... More

Postcolonial EcologiesLiteratures of the Environment

Postcolonial Ecologies: Literatures of the Environment

Elizabeth DeLoughrey and George B. Handley (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195394429
eISBN:
9780190252809
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195394429.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book brings ecocritical studies into a dialogue with postcolonial studies. By examining African, Caribbean, Pacific Island, and South Asian literatures and how they depict the relationship ... More

Present ImperfectContemporary South African Writing

Present Imperfect: Contemporary South African Writing

Andrew van der Vlies

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198793762
eISBN:
9780191835551
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198793762.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature, World Literature

Present Imperfect asks how South African writers have responded to the end of apartheid, to the hopes that attended the birth of the ‘new’ nation in 1994, and to the inevitable disappointments that ... More

R.K. NarayanThe Novelist and His Art

R.K. Narayan: The Novelist and His Art

Ranga Rao

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199470754
eISBN:
9780199087624
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199470754.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, World Literature

This is a definitive study of the novelist R.K. Narayan and his art. Drawing upon his five decades of sustained interest and research on Narayan and his own experience as a novelist and short-story ... More

Rereading the Imperial RomanceBritish Imperialism and South African Resistance in Haggard, Schreiner, and Plaatje

Rereading the Imperial Romance: British Imperialism and South African Resistance in Haggard, Schreiner, and Plaatje

Laura Chrisman

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122999
eISBN:
9780191671593
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122999.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book examines literary romance as a vehicle for the ideological contradictions of British imperialism in South Africa. It draws upon postcolonial theory and cultural materialism to discuss the ... More

South Asian Writers in Twentieth-Century BritainCulture in Translation

South Asian Writers in Twentieth-Century Britain: Culture in Translation

Ruvani Ranasinha

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199207770
eISBN:
9780191695681
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207770.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book provides an historical account of the publication and reception of South Asian Anglophone writing from the 1930s to the present, based on original archival research drawn from a range of ... More

State of PerilRace and Rape in South African Literature

State of Peril: Race and Rape in South African Literature

Lucy Valerie Graham

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199796373
eISBN:
9780199933327
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796373.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, Women's Literature

This is a study of South African literature through the prism of narratives of sexual violence. While most incidents of sexual assault in South Africa are interracial, narratives of interracial rape ... More

Surface and DepthThe Quest for Legibility in American Culture

Surface and Depth: The Quest for Legibility in American Culture

Michael T. Gilmore

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195157765
eISBN:
9780199787784
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157765.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book offers a comprehensive reinterpretation of American culture. Highlighting the American zeal for knowing or making legible, it seeks to recuperate a central tradition while simultaneously ... More

Taken for WonderNineteenth Century Travel Accounts from Iran to Europe

Taken for Wonder: Nineteenth Century Travel Accounts from Iran to Europe

Naghmeh Sohrabi

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199829705
eISBN:
9780199933341
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199829705.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This book focuses on travelogues by Iranians traveling to Europe in the nineteenth century. It argues for an interpretive framework that moves away from an overemphasis on the destinations of travel ... More

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