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Author: Theo Malekin

something broader than suffering; it refers to a general sense of dissatisfaction in mundane living (Harvey 2003: 47-60). Thus the Bill- Poster who has waited all his life for a green fishing box and net finds that the fulfilment of his desire gives way to dissatisfaction. Desire and attachment lie at

In: Strindberg and the Quest for Sacred Theatre
Author: Theo Malekin

relationship to the life of its author. One way of making a coherent narrative out of this story of conversion would be to turn it into dramatised autobiography. By becoming an account of the conversion experience of the actual historical personage August Strindberg, it seems to take on a sort of factual

In: Strindberg and the Quest for Sacred Theatre
Author: Line Esborg

received it avidly. A good example was the Norwegian philosopher Marcus Monrad (1816–1897) who, in the newspaper Morgenbladet , wrote that he was delighted to see the collection: For anyone who thinks honestly of the Fatherland and is attentively searching for any sign of life in the inner living

In: Grimm Ripples: The Legacy of the Grimms’ Deutsche Sagen in Northern Europe
Author: Terry Gunnell

from their proper point of view, however, both meet with their due appreciation. And yet, in this case, it is rare to obtain full fair play. A refined reader is too apt to be disgusted at, and to look down upon all that may seem to him to be beneath his standard of life and living, upon everything that

In: Grimm Ripples: The Legacy of the Grimms’ Deutsche Sagen in Northern Europe

are included. All of the above material provides the basis of the brief review of Croker’s life that follows. Thomas Crofton Croker was born in Cork city in 1798, the year of a significant rebellion against English rule in Ireland which was brutally suppressed. His father was Major Thomas Croker of

In: Grimm Ripples: The Legacy of the Grimms’ Deutsche Sagen in Northern Europe
Author: Pertti Anttonen

–1778), which not only presented a thorough analysis of what today would be called vernacular poetics but also approached the documents of oral tradition as sources for the study of ways of life. According to Hannu Riikonen, Porthan had access to ten books and one preface by Herder in the collection at the

In: Grimm Ripples: The Legacy of the Grimms’ Deutsche Sagen in Northern Europe

of exploration is the repressive Soviet system that flooded Lithuania like a “wave of shit” and destroyed its civilized life and ruined its personality. One of the most important objects of the writer’s hatred is the system of the Soviet national security forces (KGB), whose secret agents Gavelis

In: Transitions of Lithuanian Postmodernism
Author: Jon M. Berry

whole cloth. With careful choices of terminology, colors, landscapes, even the genus and species of plants and animals, Strindberg synthesizes a terrestrial world of signs and symbols - living guideposts upon a moral landscape. He is, in effect, creating a phenomenological map in the four di

In: August Strindberg and the Other

Sigmund Freud's dictum "biology is destiny," and then goes on to highlight other modes of discourse that speak out in favour of inexorable laws of racial inheritance, history, milieu, societal life, social organisation, and so forth. A modem amoral culture denying individual responsibility and moral

In: The Baltic States and their Region

this reason, the return is tantamount to the preparation of the corpse. The repeating images of snow flakes, of snow clumps are a metaphor for the world turned upside down, of the earth’s autopsied corpse. This movement towards a return is experienced not as one of life’s mysteries, but rather as

In: Transitions of Lithuanian Postmodernism