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Molly Hoff.

in Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway: Invisible Presences

April 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 19380 words.

This first chapter provides a close reading and synopsis of the exposition of Mrs. Dalloway and breaks down individual lines of the novel in order to produce a discussion of imagery,...

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Molly Hoff.

in Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway: Invisible Presences

April 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 6859 words.

Chapter ten begins with detailed annotations on the ways in which death is portrayed in the tenth section of Mrs. Dalloway. It provides a thorough analysis of the plot whilst foregrounding...

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11.

Molly Hoff.

in Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway: Invisible Presences

April 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 13389 words.

This penultimate chapter provides a critical reading of the eleventh section of Mrs. Dalloway. Its discussion covers the effect and significance of the novel’s use of metaphor and...

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12.

Molly Hoff.

in Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway: Invisible Presences

April 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 4257 words.

The final chapter concludes with a synopsis and analysis of the twelfth section of Mrs. Dalloway. Hoff supports her discussion of the action by unpacking the passage’s dialogue and linking...

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1857

P. Gabrielle Foreman.

in Where Is All My Relation?

September 2018; p ublished online June 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 10279 words.

This chapter gives a historical account of three inscriptions written by Dave the Potter in 1857, tying them contextually to significant incidents of that year in Edgefield, South Carolina:...

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1893–1916

Jay A. Gertzman.

in Samuel Roth, Infamous Modernist

April 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 13479 words.

Roth’s autobiography describes his Galician shtetl’s class subdivisions and increasing awareness of opportunities for travel and financial advancement. But the traditions of Hassidic piety...

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1917–1925

Jay A. Gertzman.

in Samuel Roth, Infamous Modernist

April 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 11416 words.

Roth’s first two decades in America were full of spiritual trials. He got married in 1918 but questioned his ability to love. He wrote acclaimed poetry, but most of it expressed a yearning...

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1925–1927

Jay A. Gertzman.

in Samuel Roth, Infamous Modernist

April 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 15674 words.

Samuel Roth did in fact obtain permission to publish segments of Joyce’s “Work in Progress” in his Little Magazine Two Worlds (1925-26). Roth asserted that a now-missing letter from Ezra...

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1928–1934

Jay A. Gertzman.

in Samuel Roth, Infamous Modernist

April 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 12307 words.

After serving prison terms for distributing pornography in 1929-30, Roth found money to establish William Faro, Inc. That money came at least partly from profits he accrued from pornography...

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1934

Jay A. Gertzman.

in Samuel Roth, Infamous Modernist

April 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 11699 words.

The most complex episode in Roth’s life was his infamous anti-Semitic tract, Jews Must Live. It was self-published in 1934, coincidentally at the time when it would be most help to the Nazi...

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1934–1939

Jay A. Gertzman.

in Samuel Roth, Infamous Modernist

April 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 13397 words.

After his bankruptcy, Roth founded a new publishing house, opened a midtown book shop, and published a comprehensive anthology of quotations from the world’s leading writers past and...

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1940–1949

Jay A. Gertzman.

in Samuel Roth, Infamous Modernist

April 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 12638 words.

After his release from the penitentiary, Roth’s return to borderline publishing would have landed him back in prison for violation of parole, if not for his being asked by the FBI to help...

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1949–1952

Jay A. Gertzman.

in Samuel Roth, Infamous Modernist

April 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 11044 words.

Roth’s mail-order offerings in the 1940s and 1950s were similar to the materials offered in the Times Square bookstores of the same period. Those locations were often raided because of the...

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1952–1957

Jay A. Gertzman.

in Samuel Roth, Infamous Modernist

April 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 11712 words.

Roth’s long defiance of postal rulings on the unmailability of his circulars, and his defiance of the New York District Attorney, the famous columnist Walter Winchell (he published an...

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1958–1974

Jay A. Gertzman.

in Samuel Roth, Infamous Modernist

April 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 13164 words.

Despite, Roth believed, going to prison due to his fight for freedom of expression, he was psychically unfulfilled. In Lewisburg penitentiary, he wrote a long novel entitled My Friend Yesheanull...

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2.

Molly Hoff.

in Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway: Invisible Presences

April 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 8995 words.

Chapter two offers a synopsis and analysis of the second section of Mrs. Dalloway. It focuses on the novel’s introduction to new characters and examines Woolf’s thinking behind her decision...

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3.

Molly Hoff.

in Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway: Invisible Presences

April 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 17690 words.

In this chapter, Hoff uses allusions to many other works of literature to provide an almost line-by-line analysis of the third section of Mrs. Dalloway. The chapter discusses Woolf’s...

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4.

Molly Hoff.

in Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway: Invisible Presences

April 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 5898 words.

This chapter provides a synopsis and breakdown of the fourth section of Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway. In this critical reading, Hoff unpacks Woolf’s subtle references and brings them out into the...

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5.

Molly Hoff.

in Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway: Invisible Presences

April 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 1114 words.

This chapter discusses section five of Mrs. Dalloway, focusing closely on the novel’s parallels to Greek myth and legend, and stories of Homeric worlds. Touched upon in this discussion is...

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6.

Molly Hoff.

in Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway: Invisible Presences

April 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 4067 words.

Chapter six provides an interpretation of specific lines and words in the sixth section of Mrs. Dalloway. In this chapter, Hoff discusses the repeating themes present across the whole of...

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