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, except Dagerman himself, seems to observe the „Ruinenfeld“ that the train is passing through (while looking at him, the stranger). Th e other example tells about a family living in a basement in the Ruhr district. Sebald quotes and comments: „Die weissen Gesichter dieser Leute, so Dagerman, schauen

In: Berührungen

appropriate means of expressing the intricacies of human life. 1 As noted above, Unamuno’s philosophy of emotion is presented mainly in literary form. As such, his fictional writings have a strong cognitive component. They are, as Julián Marías puts it, a »method for obtaining knowledge.« (Marías 1950, p

In: Literature as Thought Experiment?
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projects supply a focus and drive missing from her life while she furnishes unconditional support, turns out to be what he can extract from her in the fash­ ioning of a literary character. This motivates him as well in his 183zones oF int imacy affair with Evelyn, a married barrista at the café where

In: Literator 2010: Daniel Kehlmann
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signals. These signals have to be relevant enough to perceive from several physical stimuli around the (communicative) partners and to be relevant enough to change the interlocu- tor's cognitive environment. (Sperber /Wilson 1996: 46-50) These stimuli are intentionally motivated by a rational human

In: Die biologisch-kognitiven Grundlagen narrativer Motivierung

Magnoliopsida or angiosperms, which encompasses all owering plants, includ ing grasses, shrubs and trees. Plant movement, and specically the movement of owers, has become a regular allegory for the eeting and impermanent nature of life, especially the life of human beings. 1 — My thanks to Matthew Vollgra

In: Floriographie
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positive social change. 3. NARRATIVE EMPATHY AND SOCIAL CHANGE Empathy is widely regarded as a powerful social adhesive and an important motivator for altruism. This is what Steven Pink er had in mind when he referred to empathy as one of the »better angels« of our mental make-up (2011, 573-592) and

In: Schlüsselkonzepte und Anwendungen der Kognitiven Literaturwissenschaft

196 English”; they are from Connecticut and Philadelphia where “there are more English families than you would find in any six English countries taken together.” (6-7) The closeness to the Ashburnhams makes the Dow- ells choose the English life style for nine years – with a cold bath in the

In: Komparatistik sprachhomogener Räume
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ofthe protagonist's leg after an aeeident. Diseussions of relevant passages from Coetzee's Diary 0/ a Bad Year and Here and Now eomplement my reading in whieh I show that Ray- ment's life in Australia is presented as a seeond, redueed stage of his life, a meta- phorieal afterlife. This afterlife is a

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In: Poetica
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"life and literature" - of the famous imperative from the last line of Rainer Maria Rilke's sonnet Archaie Torso 0/ Apollo, in which an unspecified speaker is looking at and engaging in a descriptive meditation on a truncated statue of the Greek god and which conc\udes with the words (whose

In: Poetica
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as fundamentally discontinuous and scattered. Against the (neo-)romantic tradition of the English pastoral and a “poetry of place” 5 in the vein of Donald Davie’s The Shires , Fisher, via the late-modernist and American influences, represents “a local universalism”. 6 He combines a life

In: Poetica