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Author: David Atkinson

-century “English” poets, and in this context deserves recognition for his own particular contribution to Scottish poetry. Drummond is generally characterized as living a retiring life removed from the political and religious activities of Scotland. Not surprisingly, then, Drummond’s poetry is characterized by

In: Langage Cleir Illumynate

barely remember why his life is so bare, he is so used to it, the bloody life of a lone seal out in the unknowable sea. (139 and 195) All in all, Eneas is “like a cockroach in the cracks of life” (300), a “disappeared” man (249), hardly a man at all: “[he is] not so much a living man as a vanished

In: Sub-Versions
Author: Keith Carabine

he avoided, the "sane" orphan Razumov, "living in a period of mental and political unrest", discovers that he cannot keep "an instinctive hold on normal, practical, everyday life" (10), because once the Revolution had sought him out, he fears he will "remain a political suspect all his days

In: The Life and the Art
Author: Frank Obenland

romance fiction, according to Fluck, facili- tated the transition from an aristocratic culture of deference to a demo- cratic way of life “in which the elimination of the institutionalized hierar- chies of aristocratic society create the specifically modern drama of an inherently unstable identity that

In: Providential Fictions: Nathaniel Hawthorne's Secular Ethics
Author: Frank Obenland

teaching of words; for the Christian scheme, the gospel, is really wrapped up in the life of every Christian parent and beams out from him as a living epistle, before it escapes from the lips, or is taught in words. And the Spirit of truth may as well make this living truth effectual, as the preaching

In: Providential Fictions: Nathaniel Hawthorne's Secular Ethics
Author: Frank Obenland

efficacy of such moral intuitions in an- swering pertinent moral questions about respecting others and living a meaningful life. 35 As Taylor maintains, “living within such strongly qualified horizons is constitutive of human agency” (1989, 27). For Taylor’s philosophy of embedded agency, see also Taylor

In: Providential Fictions: Nathaniel Hawthorne's Secular Ethics
Author: Frederic Will

on as certain spheres of existence. As he puts it in Stages on Life's Way, There are three existence-spheres: the aesthetic, the ethical, the religious .... The ethical sphere is only a transitional sphere, and hence its highest expression is repentance as a negative action. The aesthetic sphere

In: Shamans in Turtlenecks
Author: Gavin Miller

declares, "develops an artificial character and a fear of spontaneous, living reactions" (Reich 1983: 149). Reich analyses faulty sexual reflexes in order to explain the double life which people are forced to live. Their exterior attitude, which differs according to their social position, is an

In: Alasdair Gray
Author: Andrew Nash

on the allegedly unrealistic – or unrepresentative – portrayal of Scottish life, there is a related issue that concerns artistic method. Kailyard novelists have been criticised for failing to follow some of the trends in fictional realism at the end of the nineteenth century. The sentimental

In: Kailyard and Scottish Literature
Author: PAUL O'HANRAHAN

continent, tends to be associated with heat, the outdoors and physical expressiveness, while life in Dublin is characterised by a cold climate, illness, disease, and the hardships attendant upon economic privation. However, these polarities are not absolute: Dublin and Gibraltar share colonial histories

In: Joyce, "Penelope" and the Body