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"...to do Rome service is but vain": Romanness in Shakespeare
Shakespeare creates a Rome in which he brings together and reinvents Rome's political and military brilliance and the work of its greatest poets and historians. As Shakespeare's Romans have become to a great extent "our" ...
A study of Satan and the politics of Hell in Paradise Lost
The purpose of this study is to examine the political treatment of the fallen angels in Paradise Lost and, as far as possible, to relate the ideas and attitudes expressed in the epic to those found in Milton's prose tracts. ...
Thoreau and contemporary American nonfiction narrative prose of place
Thoreau is read chiefly as the author of the only two books he published during his life, A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers and Walden. However, Thoreau composed two other books, Cape Cod and The Maine Woods, which ...
NARRATIVE STRATEGIES IN THE LAST HALF OF "ULYSSES": THE CASE FOR JOYCE'S "DOOMED" EXPERIMENTS
In his seminal essay on Ulysses, Edmund Wilson called such episodes as The Oxen of the Sun and Eumaeus "artistically absolutely indefensible," and he wondered if Joyce had forgotten, in his flights of technical virtuosity, ...
Bawdy talk: The politics of women's public speech in nineteenth-century American literature and culture
Throughout the pages of nineteenth-century American fiction men remain fascinated by the sound of women's speech. Literary depictions of men's intense interest in women's pleasing and distinct utterance occur with a frequency ...
THE VIOLENCE WITHIN AND WITHOUT: IMAGINATION AND REALITY IN THE NOVEL
In response to the paradox implicit in the phrase "realistic fiction," critics have frequently posited that an oppositional structure is an identifying characteristic of the genre. My approach, developed in two theoretical ...