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Author: Julian Preece

his adaptation could cause that source. The conceit of telling stories to mollify a potentially hostile listener immediately evokes Th e Arabian Nights , where Scheherazade delays her execution by keeping her jealous husband waiting to hear the end of each new story she begins. Reich-Ranicki’s real-life

In: Die große Mischkalkulation

insists on living without fear, even in the knowledge of possible loss. Apparently, he has introduced this episode purposely to set up the opposition between Aesopian ‘common sense’ and a philosophical perspective on human life and commitments. Returning to the difficulty of speaking to power

In: The Dynamics of Intertextuality in Plutarch

Gourlay is an alpha-male life-force ever more driven to dominate his vicinity as his own family succumbs increasingly to both physical and mental illness. The trajectory of Duror’s all-consuming tendency to domineer has a similarity to Gourlay’s in that both have a critically ill wife, driving the former

In: The Fiction of Robin Jenkins

which they did not have either the living experience or intelligence to put into perspective? Flockhart’s ‘people have gone mad because they expected too much’ may well have been unwittingly a tragic comment on Duffy’s ultimate situation. 26 The character of Duffy remains an enigma to the end, as he

In: The Fiction of Robin Jenkins
Author: Douglas Gifford

earlier teaching in Glasgow’s deprived East End, in striking contrast to his war years as a conscientious objector, spent in Argyllshire, which he loved. He returned to teach in Dunoon, living in a house on the hill above Toward, the location of The Changeling. As with so many of his novels, The

In: The Fiction of Robin Jenkins
Author: Michael Bishop

tatters of imperfection / beneath the dome of the improbable’ – that same improbable so dear, so endlessly motivating to the vision of Yves Bonnefoy. 12 It is an improbable that, Fès intimates to him, requires a simple act of living thereof. Not a rational understanding, a generation of explicated

In: Earth and Mind: Dreaming, Writing, Being
Author: Ottmar Ette

consciously referring here to his dissertation, which was about (and schooled in) the art of remembrance in Marcel Proust’s À la recherche du temps perdu , and which, in a sense, closes, from the end of his life, a circle of remembering and writing. The commentary that immediately follows seems to refer to

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In: Philological Encounters
Author: Lucie Boukalova

). Only this strategy of impressionist badinage and inclusion can produce alife-like” and “animated” text which can “convey a profoundly significant lesson… of humanity” (280). For Ford, the panorama of the modern ethical and emotional fragmentation would not have been complete without the intriguingly

In: Ford Madox Ford’s The Good Soldier

between al-Shidyāq’s position as an Arab Christian living in Europe and working with Western scholars, and Edward Said. 118 Al-Shidyāq’s life and work relate him, again, to Auerbach, who “often seems to function as a stand-in or alter ego for Said himself,” 119 and who was forced to quit his

In: Philological Encounters
Author: John Hope Morey
Editor: Gene M. Moore

farm.” 11 This was the Pent Farm, rented by Ford and sublet to Conrad in the fall of 1898. It was a place that Conrad enjoyed immensely and that provided him with exactly the atmosphere and climate needed to keep in check the gout which plagued him throughout his life. It was a quiet place, not

In: Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford