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Archive fever and the Gilead novels of Marilynne Robinson
Daniel Robert King

evidence against which future generations can test it. The envy that Ames feels toward this aspect of Boughton's legacy reveals the depths of his archive fever. Even Ames seems to realise that his standing in the community and in the collective memory of Gilead is secure. Ames writes to his son that his reputation is ‘largely the creature of the kindly imaginings of my flock, whom I chose not to disillusion’ (45). Moreover, it is this concern for his legacy, the way in which he will be remembered by his flock, that Ames offers as a reason why he

in Marilynne Robinson
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Matthew Arnold’s criticism in Victorian periodicals
Federica Coluzzi

the critic, educating the poetic intellect to recognise and evaluate literary excellence. From this perspective, the evocation of Dante appears as a complex attempt at establishing a permanent model of literary exemplarity, able to inspire future generations of poetic and critical minds. This is a discourse theorised in The Study of Poetry , where Dante’s works are extensively employed. Indeed

in Dante beyond influence
Christina and Maria Francesca Rossetti’s Dante sisterhood
Federica Coluzzi

the power of Dante’s imagination, as a religious thinker reacting to perceptions of Dante in her day, she needs somehow to sanctify that imaginative impulse: For, taught by bitter experience in what scales to weigh this world and the things of this world, [Dante] bequeathed to future generations the undying voice of his wisdom, – a wisdom distilled in

in Dante beyond influence
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The spectator’s God’s-eye view
Daisy Black

practices beyond its own story. 40 Coincidentally, like the four books buried by Seth, the play survives in four manuscripts, and the 1611 edition was likely transcribed from the prompt copy of an earlier script. The copying of this manuscript, and the fact it was considered important enough to be reproduced four times, suggests that the play, like Seth’s books, participates in an attempt not only to preserve the past, but to recognise its ability to release meaning for future generations. This suggests that the 1611 manuscript itself participates in the cultural

in Play time
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Ecopoetics, enjoyment and ecstatic hospitality
Kate Rigby

et al. 2007), proposed a revised model of sustainability based on what they termed a ‘nested concept’ (Griggs et al. 2013: 306). This entails an amendment to the widely accepted definition of the UN’s 1987 World Commission on Environment and Development (chaired by Gro Harlem Brundtland), which is verbally modest, but conceptually momentous. Instead of framing sustainable development as ‘development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs’, the proposed new definition refers to ‘development

in Literature and sustainability
Sharon Kinoshita

–6) [I will strike there [in battle] with my sword Durendal, And you, companion, will strike with Halteclere. We have carried them in so many lands; We've finished so many battles with them! No bad song should be sung about them.] For Roland, there is no higher motivation than imagining the songs that future generations will sing about him, his companions, and even their swords. The same sentiment is

in Bestsellers and masterpieces
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John Evelyn’s Kalendarium and the public diary tradition
Noelle Gallagher

writers of epistolary memoirs, these diarists relied on the sense of an implied familiar readership to justify the inclusion of information that might otherwise be regarded as insignificant or mundane. Lawyer Bulstrode Whitelocke, for example, provided the rationale for his diary in an address to future generations of Whitelockes, echoing neoclassical commonplaces on exemplarity in

in Historical literatures
Sustainability in Kim Stanley Robinson’s Science in the Capital trilogy
Chris Pak

the creation of a permaculture, a dynamic culture that is able to adapt to change but which maintains the goal of long-term sustainability for future generations. Chase’s utopian vision of a sustainable country displaced into the future 170 Reading sustainability is an attempt to re-orient American values by introducing an element of universality in space and in time; the work of creating a sustainable permaculture is dependent upon assistance to developing countries and an expansion of these values to the globe: Eventually I think what will happen is that we will

in Literature and sustainability
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Sustainability, subject and necessity in Yann Martel’s Life of Pi
Louise Squire

the novel’s proleptic account of Pi’s eventual establishment of ongoing family life and living in Canada. But this projection of 228 Circles unrounded 229 a future world and its wellbeing raises the question of it being possible to account at all for the real beyond grasp, and not just that of some imagined future. Sustainability assumes, moreover, not just such accounting, but – as delineated in the Brundtland definition of sustainable development – the embedding of such accounting in the actions of the present.1 That is, the wellbeing of future generations

in Literature and sustainability
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Angela K. Smith

testimony for future generations. Notes 1 Samuel Hynes, Introduction, The Soldiers’Tale (London: Pimlico, 1998), p. xii. 2 Sayre P. Sheldon (éd.), Preface, Her War Story: Twentieth Century Women Write About War (Carbondale

in Gender and warfare in the twentieth century