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Allegory and EnchantmentAn Early Modern Poetics

Allegory and Enchantment: An Early Modern Poetics

Jason Crawford

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780198788041
eISBN:
9780191833489
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198788041.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Poetry

This book is about the genealogies of modernity, and about the lingering power of some of the cultural forms against which modernity defines itself: religion, magic, the sacramental, the medieval. ... More

Blasphemous ModernismThe 20th-Century Word Made Flesh

Blasphemous Modernism: The 20th-Century Word Made Flesh

Steve Pinkerton

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190627560
eISBN:
9780190627584
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190627560.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In his 1934 book After Strange Gods, T. S. Eliot declared blasphemy “obsolescent” as a viable literary or artistic mode. There could be no blasphemy worth the name, he reasoned, in a world that had ... More

Borges and KafkaSons and Writers

Borges and Kafka: Sons and Writers

Sarah Roger

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780198746157
eISBN:
9780191808791
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746157.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This study provides a detailed investigation of Jorge Luis Borges’s development as an author in light of (1) Franz Kafka’s influence on Borges’s writing and (2) Borges’s relationship with his father, ... More

Nabokov and his BooksBetween Late Modernism and the Literary Marketplace

Nabokov and his Books: Between Late Modernism and the Literary Marketplace

Duncan White

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780198737629
eISBN:
9780191801051
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198737629.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

At the outbreak of the Second World War Vladimir Nabokov stood on the brink of losing everything all over again. The reputation he had built as the pre-eminent Russian novelist in exile was ... More

Voice in Later Medieval English LiteraturePublic Interiorities

Voice in Later Medieval English Literature: Public Interiorities

David Lawton

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780198792406
eISBN:
9780191835254
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198792406.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Criticism/Theory

This study approaches later medieval English vernacular culture in terms of voice. As texts and discourses shift in translation and in use from one language to another, antecedent texts are revoiced ... More

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