Stories Of Initiation

Author: Wolfgang Staeck
Editor: Ernst Klett Sprachen
ISBN: 9783125784017
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Sherwood Anderson S And Ernest Hemingway S Stories Of Initiation

Author: Stefanie Brunn
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Seminar paper from the year 2006 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: B+, Humboldt-University of Berlin, 25 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Sherwood Anderson and Ernest Hemingway are two very influential American writers. Both have contributed a lot to the development of the short story, especially to its sub-genre, story of initiation, with various of their works. In this essay, I want to analyse some of their most famous stories in order to highlight some important initiatory aspects. Firstly, it is interesting to take a further look at the origins of the initiation term, in order to understand why it is applied to literary theorie. Then I will elaborate some important elements and common features to define the initiation story as a literary genre. In the following, to illustrate the theory, I will look at the way Sherwood Anderson built up his stories of initiation. To get a further idea of Anderson's texts and ideologies, I will shortly explain the Freudian influence on his texts and his opinion about American industrialisation. With those information in mind, one can easier understand, how he elaborates his theory of the grotesques, the characters of his work Winesburg, Ohio. In order to understand how this collection of short stories is contently held together, it is essential to have a look at George Willard, the protagonist, and his development and initiation. In the following chapter I will make plain, that the initiation theme is also a very important aspect in a lot of other short stories of Anderson, as for example in I want to know why," where a boy painfully has to encounter a form of sexual initiation. To be able to identify also other styles of creating initiation stories, I will focus on Hemingway's Nick Adams stories, on the first one, Indian camp," where young Nick is forcefully initiated to birth and death, and on the last one, Fathers and sons," where Nick as a father himself reflects on his past and

Stories Of Initiation Ernest Hemingway Sherwood Anderson Katherine Anne Porter Eudora Welty Katherine Mansfield Jessamyn West Model Interpretations

Author: Wolfgang Staeck
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Indian Camp A Story Of Initiation

Author: Mario Nsonga
Editor: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3656353921
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Seminar paper from the year 2010 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,7, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (Department of English and Linguistics), course: American Short Stories, language: English, abstract: Many critics regard Ernest Hemingway’s short fiction as typical stories of initiation. However, by taking a closer look at his short story “Indian Camp”, this paper will not only reveal the complexity and controversy of this term, but also answer the question whether one might classify this short story as a genuine story of initiation or not...

Real Stories Of Christian Initiation

Author: David Yamane
Editor: Liturgical Press
ISBN: 9780814618264
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"Relates real experiences from parishes that have used the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults in the Roman Catholic Church; draws lessons for the church from these experiences"--Provided by publisher.

American Stories Of Initiation

Author: Kristin Alena Bunz
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Zu F Scott Fitzgerald S The Ice Palace A Story Of Initiation

Author: Didem Oktay
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Seminar paper from the year 1994 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: Good, University of Frankfurt (Main) (Institute for England - und American Studies), 14 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: There are many things that can be said about Fitzgerald, like about most people who make themselves known by the artistic craft. He is above all the first person who comes to mind talking about literature in the Twenties. Owing to his novels and stories where he captured the nostalgia, the spirit of that time is still very vivid even in our modern era. In his narrative "The Ice Palace" which appeared in the short story collection "Flappers and Philosophers" in 1920, the reader is introduced to the problem of mental and emotional difference of people living in the Nothern and Southern American states. Fitzgerald thematizes several different problems in his short story but the main and crucial theme we discover, which at the same time is the topic of this analyis, is the quest for identity of the female protagonist.

Critical Approaches To Fiction

Author: Shiv Kumar Kumar
Editor: Atlantic Publishers & Dist
ISBN: 9788126902958
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Critical Approaches To Fiction Is Designed To Offer The Post-Graduate Student, And The General Reader, A Comprehensive Cross-Section Of Some Of The Best Critical Material Available On The Theory And Practice Of Fiction. Within The Compass Of This Volume, The Authors Have Included Representative Essays By Such Eminent Critics And Writers As Saul Bellow, Eudora Welty, Mark Schorer, Philip Rahv And Wayne C. Booth. This Book Covers, Every Significant Aspect Of Fiction Plot, Character, Language, Theme, Setting And The Diverse Modes Of Presentation.It Is Earnestly Hoped That This Book Would Be Found Eminently Useful Both By Teachers And Students Of Indian Universities.

Ian Mcewan S Short Story First Love Last Rites As A Story Of Initiation And Adolescence

Author: Nina Jungmann
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Essay from the year 2010 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,0, University of Trier (Anglistik), course: British Short Stories, language: English, abstract: "A young boy, determined to cleanse himself of the embarrassing stigma of his virginity, seduces and beds his 10-year-old sister. A husband, who treasures a nineteenth-century criminal's penis in a jar, "disappears" his wife into a surfaceless plane. A man revenges himself by pouring a pan of boiling oil into the lap of an antagonizing co-worker. An Aunt forces her nephew to don dress and blonde wig before coming down to dinner. Welcome to the world of Ian McEwan" (Slay 9). Ian Russell McEwan was born on the 21st of June in 1948 in Aldershot, England, as the only son of David and Rose McEwan. He spent most his childhood in military outposts such as Singapore and Libya because his father was a soldier of the British army. After having attended a boarding school in Suffolk, he enters the University of Sussex in 1966 where he began writing fiction and also achieved his BA degree in English literature in 1970. One year later he obtained his MA degree at the University of East Anglia, Norwich. In 1975 he published his first short story collection, First Love, Last Rites, which was his Master thesis in the subject 'creative writing'. The shocking stories that are arranged in First Love, Last Rites brought him immediate critical compliments and he won the Somerset Maugham Award for their intelligent skills and originality. Most of these stories deal with abnormal sexuality, disorganized family life or claustrophobic tales. In his Short Stories, McEwan wrote at the beginning of his career, the protagonists are mostly children or young persons who tell the stories as first person narrators. Wolfgang G. Muller says in his interpretation of the Short story First Love, Last Rites that "the attention is drawn to the developmental stage of adolescence with its psychological problems"

Wheel Of Initiation

Author: Julie Tallard Johnson
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1591439698
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A guide to personal spiritual initiation through the transformation of habitual patterns, apathy, and resistance • Based on the Native American medicine wheel, the Vedic wheel, and the universal initiatory mandala • Enables readers from any tradition to initiate themselves through practices of thought transformation, narrative medicine, meditation exercises, rituals, and journaling • Facilitates breaking through personal and societal illusions that perpetuate resistance and apathy Intentions and spiritual principles, meditation and contemplation, ritual, and risk-taking are the conditions that comprise an initiated life. Regrettably, in modern society we do not have rites of initiation that break through the personal and societal illusions that instill and perpetuate negative habits that keep us in states of resistance. Lacking initiation practices, we often remain trapped in ways of being in the world that were formed by our past conditions and attachments. We tend to identify too strongly with the status quo, which must be challenged to prevent stagnation and to encourage happiness and authenticity. Julie Tallard Johnson shows how to become initiated into an authentic life through practices of thought transformation, cultivating attention, journaling, storytelling, and rituals found in the four directions of the universal mandala. She begins the Wheel of Initiation in the South, where initiates set their intentions; then moves into the West, where they free themselves from habitual patterns and core beliefs; then into the North, the direction of cultivating attention and unity; and finishes in the East, the direction of regeneration and initiation. Drawing upon the life experiences of those who have successfully navigated the wheel, Johnson demonstrates that once fears, assumptions, and ingrained beliefs are confronted and transformed, initiates emerge ready to reenter society with renewed energy and vision that will enrich their own lives and their communities.