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, the narrator seems to be living in an alienated area near Tehran and repeatedly paints the exact same scene on pen cases. The scene involves two figures: an old man and a young woman who is offering him a flower. He recounts a mysterious event which, as he claims, has changed his life forever: by

In: The Persian Novel

Put Out the Lights is about a short period in the life of an Armenian family that lives in Abadan, a southern Iranian city and the heart of the oil industry, in the Sixties. The family is composed of the thirty-eight-year-old first-person narrator, Clarisse, her husband, Artush, an engineer

In: The Persian Novel
Author: Aart G. Broek

interpretation is prevalent in the living rooms of these problem youngsters and in the mosques. It is present in that society itself.2 The causal link between religion and violence attracted, amongst others, the attention of academics. The criminologist Werdmölder gave the politician a sharp rap on the

In: Caribbeing
Author: Herbert Grabes

motivated further inquiries and a turn to empirical investigation, on the other, it strengthened conservative views and led above all to a fundamentalist belief in what one considered to be ‘right religion’ – to the point of being ready to give one’s life for it but also to take the life of those who

In: Literature and the Long Modernity

shall on shore be as a monster shown, And trumpeted for pence through ev'ry Town, (Diaper 1712: 18) Motivated by her broken heart she intends to leave her maritime domain and expose herself to the fishermen and shore. Cymothoe is aware of the reaction she has to expect, as she knows she will be

In: Sea Change

either a prior or future condition for the postcolonial subject. In other words, the postcolony would itself remain multilingual with monolingual communities speaking different languages, living side by side, and presumably using translation into each other’s languages to facilitate communication

In: Writing and Translating Francophone Discourse

” (ibid.) and meticulous appearance is a counterpoint in a place where “everything was in a muddle – heads, things, buildings” (ibid.). The accountant’s placement on the periphery turns him from a rather bland individual living a “sedentary desk-life” (ibid.) into an extravagant and powerful person

In: Sea Change

by forms of rational life. The pres- ence of rational creatures constituted the most important term of comparison between the Earth and other potential worlds. At the beginning of the preceding chapter, I said that the theory of the plurality of worlds is in many respects a direct consequence of

In: imagining the unimaginable

is typically Richard’s strat- egy, as, apart from calling Gaunt “a lunatic” and “a fool” he threatens that if Gaunt were not his uncle, the words of reproach towards the king would otherwise cost him his life: “Wert thou not brother to great Ed- ward’s son,18 / This tongue that runs so roundly in

In: The Pragmatics of Early Modern Politics: Power and Kingship in Shakespeare’s History Plays
Author: Helmut Pfeiffer

apostolic zeal (S. 178), der den rechten Glauben mit der kolonialen Mission kurzschließt: „He had baptized whole nations of Indians, living with them like a savage himself.“ (S. 179) Er strahlt den „lurid glow of strong convictions“ (S. 181) aus. Als er den Dilettanten Decoud erblickt, äußert er

In: Das zerbrechliche Band der Gesellschaft