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From:Notes on Contemporary Literature (Vol. 44, Issue 1) Peer-ReviewedThe Sanskrit word "Om" (comprising the three-part breath, A, U, and M--the breath-in, the breath-retention, and the breath-out) was perhaps first introduced into literary English by T.S. Eliot at the end of The Waste...
From:Notes on Contemporary Literature (Vol. 44, Issue 1) Peer-ReviewedJoseph Conrad's novels had been part of Mann's intellectual background for a long time. His introduction to the German edition of Conrad's The Secret Agent (1907) was his only full-length essay on an English writer. In...
From:Notes on Contemporary Literature (Vol. 44, Issue 1) Peer-ReviewedSebastian Barry's White Woman Street, first produced in 1992, is concerned about the prime years of an Irish protagonist in the wilds of Ohio at the turn of the twentieth century. Trooper O'Hara, a native of Sligo in...
From:Notes on Contemporary Literature (Vol. 44, Issue 1) Peer-ReviewedTennessee Williams's one-act play "Thank You, Kind Spirit," written in October 1941, went unpublished and unproduced until almost twenty years after his death. Discovering this play, Nicholas Moschovakis and David...
From:Notes on Contemporary Literature (Vol. 44, Issue 1) Peer-ReviewedJohn Patrick Shanley's Defiance, the second play in the trilogy that began with Doubt, the winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, has two epigraphs. The second comes from the first poem in a collection of poems by...
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