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Modern Arabic Literature

Modern Arabic Literature   Reference library

The Oxford Guide to Literature in English Translation

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Literature
Length:
4,003 words

...set during the Israeli bombardment of Beirut, has been sensitively and vigorously translated into English by Ibrahim Muhawi . Much Palestinian literature has inevitably been coloured by political events, but any suspicion that this literature is monolithic will be quickly dispelled by a glance at Salma Khadra Jayyusi's lovingly compiled Anthology of Modern Palestinian Literature ( 1992 ) (which includes prose passages as well as poetry). Complete volumes of works by some other individual modern Arab poets have appeared in English (including Adūnīs, the...

Poetry

Poetry   Reference library

The Oxford Guide to Literature in English Translation

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Literature
Length:
5,853 words

...antiquarianism, advocated the kind of licence (‘make it new’) about which Dryden had expressed doubts. The results were, of course, extraordinarily compelling. Pound had a pedagogical programme, and his translations were integral to it. Imagism, for instance, which sought to dispel vagueness, to clarify and make more concrete, was closely linked to Pound's translations from the Chinese [II.f.2.iii]. With his celebrated ‘Seafarer’ ( 1912 ), a translation from the Anglo-Saxon [II.o.1], Pound introduced into English a new prosody, or rather reintroduced...

Silas Marner: The Weaver of Raveloe

Silas Marner: The Weaver of Raveloe   Reference library

Oxford Reader's Companion to George Eliot

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Literature, Literary studies (19th century)
Length:
5,033 words

...a many things should be dark to us’ ( SM 21); but the novel makes clear that this darkness has no transcendental origin but is immanent in human existence. That Silas finds a light to live by is reassuring, but his redemption through love and trust in his fellow beings does not dispel all the darkness in the text, and this residue of mystery challenges the reader into interpretation. The last of George Eliot's early novels of ordinary working life in the English Midlands, Silas Marner is less a nostalgic farewell than a new departure which anticipates the...

radio

radio   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
6,099 words

...by the networks when no sponsor could be found were notable dramas. Orson Welles 's Mercury Theatre of the Air ( 1937–41 ) began in this way, for example, until it became sponsored by Campbell's Soup. In the Telecommunications Act of 1934 , almost as an afterthought to dispel complaints, a portion of the FM band was reserved for non-commercial broadcasting by churches, educational institutions, and, later, several public radio networks sustained by a mixture of voluntary subscriptions from listeners, government grants, or corporate underwriting. The...

Low Countries, Poetry of the

Low Countries, Poetry of the   Reference library

D. De Geest and J. Dewulf

The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics (4 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Literature, Literary studies - poetry and poets
Length:
5,402 words

...Lyotard , and Paul de Man , they deconstruct the ultimate belief in lang. as an effective means of communication and a way to gain insight into the world and humanity. Instead, they propagate rupture and discontinuity, fragmentation and polyphony. Intertextuality is used to dispel the illusion of coherence and a fixed meaning. Huub Beurskens (b. 1950 ), Marc Reugebrink (b. 1960 ), Dirk van Bastelaere (b. 1960 ), Erik Spinoy (b. 1960 ), Peter Verhelst (b. 1962 ), and Stefan Hertmans (b. 1951 ) are marked by the heritage of modernism. This...

Media

Media   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Human Rights

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Social sciences
Length:
8,050 words

...forces, the Taliban began to use sophisticated messages to convince Afghan citizens that it still held power. Using Web sites, magazines, audiocassettes, DVDs, pamphlets, and other nontraditional media such as mobile phones, Taliban leaders circulated nationalist messages to dispel any potential belief on the part of the public that the newly installed government would endure. The Nazis famously used propaganda to seize and maintain power in Germany prior to and during World War II. Through leaflets, films, magazine articles, speeches, art, and even...

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Human Rights

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Social sciences
Length:
7,975 words

...this crisis would avert a return to fighting by the LTTE, and that the coordination between the government and LTTE necessary to deliver humanitarian aid in the north and east might act as a confidence-building measure, drawing the LTTE back into formal peace discussions and dispelling historical enmity. The tsunami's aftermath, however, became a failed opportunity because of the mistrust among communities throughout the nation. The proposed coordination mechanism, the Post-Tsunami Operational Management Structure (P-TOMS), for humanitarian aid delivery in...

Acts

Acts   Reference library

Richard I. Pervo

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Books of the Bible

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Religion
Length:
7,583 words

...set in the context of a royal wedding ( cf. Matt 22:1–14 ), that portrays the marriage of Christ and the church. This poem invites the thoughtful, biblically literate reader to engage the text on a symbolic level of rich intertextual associations. The stirring adventures do not dispel a dreamy quality from the narrative. Chapters 108–113 contain another hymn. On the surface this is a fine fairy tale. Its deeper level presents the theology of the book in poetic form. Textual evidence indicates that, although it arose in a kindred theological milieu, this...

Law

Law   Reference library

Dale Patrick and William Loader

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Ethics

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy
Length:
7,976 words

...at worst depicting Judaism as a religion about earning merit by meticulous Law observance, into which Jesus and his movement brought forgiving grace. Since the 1970s, greater exposure to Jewish literature through pseudepigraphic writings and the Dead Sea Scrolls has been dispelling such notions and drawn greater attention to the Jewishness of Jesus and his movement and to revised understandings of their attitudes toward the Law ( Sanders, 1977 , 1985 ). Key aspects in the revised understanding are recognition (1) that Judaism of the period was diverse;...

De doctrina Christiana

De doctrina Christiana   Reference library

Frederick Van Fleteren

The Oxford Guide to the Historical Reception of Augustine

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Religion
Length:
6,054 words

...as found in the Psalms and the Song of Songs. Such texts were in need of allegorical exegesis. Obscure language is either unknown (due to a reader's or interpreter's ignorance) or ambiguous (2.10.15). Ambiguity can often be dispelled through intertextual criticism, comparison of vague with clearer biblical passages (3.26.37). Often knowledge of profane sciences is, to some degree, helpful in clarifying ambiguity or obscurity (2.18.28). Two kinds of science are found among...

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