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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (2): 463–472.
Published: 01 June 2006
...Walter Reich Western cultures, and especially American culture, commonly disapprove of persons who refuse to forgive those who have harmed them and disapprove even more strongly of persons who harbor a desire for revenge. As a consequence, persons who live within those cultures and hold...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (3): 543–557.
Published: 01 September 2019
... into an otherwise realistic setting and allow the spectator to fully enjoy the main characters’ vigilante revenge. The theory of fictional reliefs posited here holds that this mixture of modes facilitates one of two paths to moral judgment. References Arvas Paula Nestingen Andrew 2011...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (2): 187–204.
Published: 01 June 2020
..., followed by the abandonment of the victim by the seducer or rapist. This may result in the eventual (highly ambivalent) union of the couple or the purgative death of one or both. (Other less prominent genres include revenge and criminal investigation prototypes, which I consider in the next section...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (2): 371–375.
Published: 01 June 2008
... the challenge and take control of the situation. By compar- ing Shakespeare’s Hamlet with Racine’s Phaedra, Kafalenos shows how a revenge tragedy like Hamlet (and the same could be said about Thomas Kyd’s The Spanish Tragedy) emphasizes the hesitations of the avenger to expand function C (meeting...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (4): 675–685.
Published: 01 December 2016
... of justice for the individual. It was such a gap, Spolsky argues, that helped create a hunger for figuration that was in turn fed by a long series of often sensational revenge tragedies: notably for Spolsky’s purposes The Spanish Tragedy, Hamlet, and Titus Andronicus. Spolsky skillfully makes...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (1): 67–88.
Published: 01 March 2009
...’, Walrus, Chemist, and Sonia Gan- chuk. All the children, except Vadim, live in the luxurious house on the embankment. Vadim lives with his destitute family in a single room in a communal apartment near the big house. The children devise and play peculiar games, such as “revenge” (Trifonov 1999...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (2): 235–253.
Published: 01 June 2011
... that ambivalence to a principle of structure in her fiction? George Eliot’s great novel Middlemarch (1874) is hardly a revenge narra- tive. Yet narrative punishment is a major source of its energy. About this energy Eliot is just as ambivalent as the arch-­postmodernist Coetzee. In fact, her...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (3): 387–436.
Published: 01 September 2008
..., methods, and objectives of the terrorists in each case, looking at how these three categories were either tied together or separate. A motive in a novel was frequently personal—money, anger, personal revenge, psychopathy—along with or in place of political conviction. Methods ranged from...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (2): 291–326.
Published: 01 June 2002
... Anatomy of Criticism:Four Essays (Princeton: Princeton University Press). Gair, W. Reavley, ed. 1978 Antonio's Revenge by John Marston (New York: Manchester University Press). Gass, William H. 1985 “The Soul Inside the Sentence,” in Habitations of the Word: Essays , 113 -40 (New York: Simon...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (2): 243–259.
Published: 01 June 2020
..., and then as an example of the revenge plot (228), when he discusses narrative universals and how they appear to emerge from emotional patterns.2 Both cognitive literary studies and comparative literature can make an argument about Kalevala, related to shared cognitive processes or the condi- tion of having entered...
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Poetics Today (2012) 33 (2): 137–168.
Published: 01 June 2012
... have done a good job if a person simply walks into a book- store and looks at the cover of the novelized book Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (Foster 2009c) without opening it, let alone buying it. At least that person is now aware of a film with such a title, and he or she may decide...
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Poetics Today (2013) 34 (4): 437–518.
Published: 01 December 2013
... them as a result. (They have become ghosts, suffering from hunger and thirst, but unable to feel any physical pleasure.) Meanwhile, the infamous pirate Jack Sparrow has a primary goal of his own: to take revenge on Barbossa — who led a mutiny against him and took over his ship — and to regain his...
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Poetics Today (2015) 36 (4): 529–560.
Published: 01 December 2015
... (C/H/C/H) 5/6/1987 32 16 84 Clare drives Henry to a party. 16 (H) 9/27/1987 32 16 92 Henry helps Clare get revenge on Jason. 17 (C) 9/28/1987 16 100 Clare at school after the revenge on Jason...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (3): 473–494.
Published: 01 September 2016
... Connolly’s analysis, which seems particularly congenial to Hall’s work even if it does not invoke it, the obliteration of loss that Hall’s novel constitutes as a vital aspect of its world can be said to grow “out of a will to revenge against mortality, time, and the world” (877...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (2): 249–260.
Published: 01 June 2006
... for pedagogy, certain crude and savage truths may have to be recovered whenever myths gloss over the damage done to the survivors. The myth, for example, that despite their suffering they harbored no feelings of revenge. Walter Reich recounts what Hartman • The Humanities of Testimony...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (2): 327–351.
Published: 01 June 2016
... 2012 , 483 – 508 . Hudson Wayne 1982 The Marxist Philosophy of Ernst Bloch ( London : Macmillan ). Johnston Adrian 2011 “Hume's Revenge: À Dieu Meillassoux?” in Bryant 2011b : 92 – 113 . Kant Immanuel 1998 The Critique of Pure Reason , translated...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (4): 619–643.
Published: 01 December 2019
...: Cambridge Uni- versity Press. Bromwich, David. 2002. Love against Revenge in Shelley s Prometheus. Philosophy and Literature 26, no. 2: 239 59. Brooks, Peter. 1987. The Idea of a Psychoanalytic Literary Criticism. Critical Inquiry 13, no. 2: 334 48. Brooks, Peter. 2000. Introduction. In Whose...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (4): 595–617.
Published: 01 December 2020
... lyrics to a graceless tune. I write in sorrow. Sometimes hatred descends on my palate as at a feast of riches a stew of revenge and reverence before what might have been here, once. I write also in happiness, but not gloating. I write with precision, I write as a witness. Not part of the fair...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (4): 689–730.
Published: 01 December 2014
... the “Phagonian rebels,” of whom they are indeed “the scummy remnant” (ibid.: 265). They recognize Dorus as having been their antagonist, so that desire for revenge on their part is combined with rapaciousness and hope for pardon (as reward for bringing back the eloped princess). Musidorus is defeated through...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (3): 497–528.
Published: 01 September 2004
... understanding of the events; the defeated Esau enacts the hidden transcript of revenge and defi- ance. As with any dominated group, life under Roman oppression forced the Jews to display external submission while they aspired to revenge. The dialogical reading not only joins these various transcripts...