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Common Knowledge (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 (2018) 24 (3): 447–448.
Published: 01 August 2018
...Miguel Tamen Copyright © 2018 by Duke University Press 2018 Schaffner Anna Katharina , Exhaustion: A History ( New York : Columbia University Press , 2016 ), 291 pp. Posnock Ross , Renunciation: Acts of Abandonment by Writers, Philosophers, and Artists ( Cambridge, MA...
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Common Knowledge (2022) 28 (1): 146–148.
Published: 01 January 2022
...Jewel Spears Brooker jsbrooker@aol.com Richard Harries , Haunted by Christ: Modern Writers and the Struggle for Faith ( London : SPCK , 2018 ), 233 pp. Copyright © 2021 by Duke University Press 2022 Richard Harries, who was bishop of Oxford for almost two decades...
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Common Knowledge (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 (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 (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 (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 (2022) 28 (2): 216–223.
Published: 01 May 2022
...György Konrád; Jim Tucker Abstract Originally published in Common Knowledge 11, no. 2 (Fall 2005), this essay is reprinted in 2022 as the prelude to the first installment of a project titled “Antipolitics” and dedicated to the author's memory. “To really know” what a writer “is like,” Konrád writes...
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Common Knowledge (2008) 14 (1): 16–28.
Published: 01 January 2008
... of 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 (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 (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 (2018) 24 (1): 90–125.
Published: 01 January 2018
... 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 aestheticism...
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Common Knowledge (2018) 24 (3): 474–482.
Published: 01 August 2018
... 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 antimodernism...
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Common Knowledge (2020) 26 (3): 385–406.
Published: 01 August 2020
...Anne Marie Wolf Examining, for a symposium on xenophilia, the views of some of the period’s most open-minded and tolerant thinkers, as well as the historical development of Christian writers’ treatment of Muslims, this article considers whether the term Islamophilia can be applied to any...
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Common Knowledge (2021) 27 (2): 176–251.
Published: 01 May 2021
... that no contextualist map of religious identities allows for their miscibility or even collocation. Notoriously resistant to psychological and phenomenological interests, contextualism has no place for an early seventeenth-century Christian writer whose concern is less to join a school of thought on the Real Presence...
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Common Knowledge (2021) 27 (3): 368–421.
Published: 01 August 2021
...Yaakov A. Mascetti Abstract The third and final installment of this book-length contribution to the Common Knowledge symposium “Contextualism—the Next Generation” treats two further writers in seventeenth-century England whose work is not representative of any stance or discourse that contextualist...
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Common Knowledge (2022) 28 (3): 343–346.
Published: 01 September 2022
...Ostap Kin Abstract This brief essay introduces the work of three contemporary Ukrainian writers whose poems appear here in English translation. The introduction situates their work in the context of modernist and contemporary Ukrainian poetry as well as in the context of Russian invasions...
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Common Knowledge (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 (2011) 17 (3): 427–432.
Published: 01 August 2011
... that 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 important...
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Common Knowledge (2014) 20 (2): 197–203.
Published: 01 April 2014
... as 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...