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to discover the other’s world: the farmer’s life in the hills and the teacher’s life in town with its formal educational institutions. In addition, the farmer’s son gets to know and appreciate his father from a new perspective. The cinematic version of the short story adds another aspect to the

In: Simplify, simplify! Brevity, Plainness and Their Complications in American Literature and Culture
Author: Joerg O. Fichte

from Arthur’s “life,” all three works have a utopian disposition and are thus reductions because the narrative is controlled by one overriding idea. This approach makes them markedly different from Le Morte d’Arthur . Whether the utopian place envisioned is located nowhere (ουτοπος) or in a good place

In: Simplify, simplify! Brevity, Plainness and Their Complications in American Literature and Culture
Author: Martina Groß

have learned (from the stage) to what extent today’s literature is worked out as a problem at the desk and is made for the spectacles of the collector instead of for the ears of living human beings.” 12 Between February and June 1916, Hugo Ball staged a series of performances and soirées at the

In: Disasters of War

I regard the establishment [of the Church] as a nonsense in philosophy and theology and as impracticable in every other way … nothing to do with religion and everything to do with shoring up a particular concept of national life. Donald Soper 1 Before he became Dean of St Patrick’s, Dublin

In: Reading Swift
Author: Michael Dopffel

validators of mystical experiences will be explored in a specific case occurring in the radical Pietist community of Ephrata near Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The moderate revivalists of New England shared little philosophical commonalities with the Pietist Brethren living on the frontier, where “mystical

In: Empirical Form and Religious Function
Author: Michael Dopffel

suffered. The enraged landlord, Josiah Cotton, claimed the whole occurrence to be nothing more than a scam perpetrated by one of his tenants, John Clark, who had been upset about the living arrangements in the house. As gawkers and neighbors continued to discourage new tenants, Cotton’s already mounting

In: Empirical Form and Religious Function
Author: Michael Dopffel

, solid, living piety, and the calling forth of men who are dead in sin unto a pious, sober, and righteous life” (qtd. in Lovelace 33–34). In order to advance one’s personal piety, Mather suggested practices of devotion including the traditional Christian ones of fasting, charity and prayer, as well as

In: Empirical Form and Religious Function
Author: Michael Dopffel

contemporary social life which the appearance of an apparition could infuse with moral and religious relevance. Such was the case when in 1679 a spiritual encounter, published as Great News from Middlerow in Holbourn , revealed the apparent murder of infants. The ghost of a midwife by the name of Mrs. Adkins

In: Empirical Form and Religious Function
Author: Michael Dopffel

consequence, life. This “ Spirit of Nature ” ( Immortality 177) or “Plastick Nature”, as fellow Cambridge Platonist Ralph Cudworth (1617–1688) called it in the preface to his True Intellectual System (1678), infused all living matter with activity and served as the link between the spiritual and material

In: Empirical Form and Religious Function

necessary and originary because life always already implies death and needs the mortal supplement to be fixed and take form.“ 19 Kofman (2005: 79): „The double is neither living nor dead: designed to supplement the living, to perfect it, to make it immortal like the creator, it is always ‚the

In: Unheimliche Erinnerung - erinnerte Unheimlichkeit