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Common Knowledge (1 January 2014) 20 (1): 147–148.
Published: 01 January 2014
...Ruth Padel Levine George , Darwin the Writer . ( New York : Oxford University Press , 2011 ), 189 pp. © 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 LITTLE REVIEWS Thomas J. Heffernan, The Passion of Perpetua and Felicity (Oxford: Oxford University Press...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2018) 24 (3): 447–448.
Published: 01 August 2018
...Miguel Tamen Posnock Ross , Renunciation: Acts of Abandonment by Writers, Philosophers, and Artists ( Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press , 2016 ), 415 pp. Schaffner Anna Katharina , Exhaustion: A History ( New York : Columbia University Press , 2016 ), 291 pp...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2012) 18 (3): 551–552.
Published: 01 August 2012
...James Trilling Harris Alexandra , Romantic Moderns: English Writers, Artists, and the Imagination from Virginia Woolf to John Piper ( New York : Thames and Hudson , 2010 ), 320 pp. © 2012 by Duke University Press 2012...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2015) 21 (1): 121–122.
Published: 01 January 2015
...Jeffrey F. Hamburger Rouse Richard H. and Rouse Mary A. , Bound Fast with Letters: Medieval Writers, Readers, and Texts , foreword by Somerville Robert . ( Notre Dame, IN : University of Notre Dame Press , 2013 ), 720 pp. © 2014 by Duke University Press 2014...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2017) 23 (2): 254–302.
Published: 01 April 2017
...Noa Halevy This article is the first installment of a three-part contribution to the Common Knowledge symposium on xenophilia. The series of three examines the ways in which Anglo-American writers, from the mid-nineteenth until the late twentieth century, turned to Russian literature and literary...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2011) 17 (2): 371–374.
Published: 01 April 2011
...William M. Chace Some writers are drawn, almost as if hexed, to pronounce on matters of state, politics, and, occasionally, economic policy. Margaret Atwood is one such writer. Her book Payback suffers from its aspiration to create an idealistic and implausible world to take the place of the one we...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2008) 14 (1): 16–28.
Published: 01 January 2008
... composition. In it, she reviews the stance of feminist literary criticism toward religion and finds it to be generally negative. She regrets that feminist critics see in religion mostly a means of subordinating women to men, given that most of the writers whose work they explicate were themselves fervently...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2013) 19 (1): 164–170.
Published: 01 January 2013
... identifying it as a biography (of the sort practiced by Irving Stone, Somerset Maugham, and Dimitri Merejkovski), since Calasso, like most other writers on Tiepolo, stresses how little we know about his personality, which was elusive, and about his private life, which was undramatic. What chiefly interests...
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Common Knowledge (1 September 2017) 23 (3): 404–439.
Published: 01 September 2017
... theory in order to escape the dominant influence of avant-garde movements in France. These Anglophone writers found in Russian exemplars a responsible, morally rigorous, and pragmatic, yet philosophically sophisticated, alternative to what they described as the amoral, superficial, and pretentious...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2018) 24 (1): 90–125.
Published: 01 January 2018
... order to escape the dominant influence of avant-garde movements in France. These Anglophone writers found in Russian exemplars a responsible, morally rigorous, and pragmatic, yet philosophically sophisticated, alternative to what they described as the amoral, superficial, and pretentious aestheticism of...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2018) 24 (3): 474–482.
Published: 01 August 2018
... speculates that, while in fiction an accommodation with modernism has been reached, an equivalent achievement still awaits in poetry. Among writers of fiction, a type that Susan Sontag called the “good-humored, sweet Beckett” has arisen to combine the axiology of modernism with the democratic ethics of...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2013) 19 (2): 334–350.
Published: 01 April 2013
...Charles Altieri This article elaborates on the dilemma faced by modernist poets in seeking to define values in an intellectual context that was post-Romantic and post-epistemic. Pound and Stevens, for example, reacted strongly against the ways that Romantic writers had tried to tie the rhetorical...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2014) 20 (2): 197–203.
Published: 01 April 2014
... experiments themselves or as discussions of experimental principles. The introduction itself contributes to the latter by suggesting a distinction between “triumphalist” and “defeatist” calls for poets and fiction writers to do the work of scholars. In the latter variant, poets in general are challenged by...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2010) 16 (1): 79–94.
Published: 01 January 2010
... tragic writer, a radical realist who refused to yield to the temptations of political life. Veblen's quietism also helps to explain the hesitant, often unwelcome reception more ideologically minded scholars have given to his work. Attributing Veblen's quietism to timidity or confusion, they have...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2010) 16 (3): 474–492.
Published: 01 August 2010
... message, while both writers exhibit quietism, they also gesture toward kinds of speech and action. Duke University Press 2010 Symposium: Apology for Quietism, Part 6 THE LADDER AND THE CAGE Wittgenstein, Qoheleth, and Quietism N. Verbin In...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2011) 17 (3): 427–432.
Published: 01 August 2011
... of ordinary human concerns. Rejecting their view of art, he turned instead to a pre-Romantic tradition (including Spenser and Milton) that the Symbolists had rejected. Among modern writers, Kermode turned to Wallace Stevens, who became his foil for Yeats, Eliot, and Pound, as well as the most...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2005) 11 (3): 369.
Published: 01 August 2005
...—Susan talked to me about Robert Walser, the writer who wanted to be nothing; she seemed to know him well. She mentioned his courteous irony, his airy disregard for night- mares, that moving beyond despair. Now Robert Walser, along with Kleist, will come to say a last goodbye and, like the Pied...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2008) 14 (2): 324–331.
Published: 01 April 2008
... ones who have a moral right to emigrate are those in mortal dan- ger, said Solzhenitsyn, with characteristic strictness. I had thought that everyone had a right to it, even though I have never granted it to myself. Writers who emigrate have always experienced...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2016) 22 (1): 142–146.
Published: 01 January 2016
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2017) 23 (1): 113–114.
Published: 01 January 2017
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