epistolary


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epistolary

(archaic), epistolatory
(of a novel or other work) constructed in the form of a series of letters
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The epistolary dialect poem became for Dunbar a subgenre that would make silent literacy both a crucial and an explicit part of dialect poetry.
Written by Ben Witherington III (Professor of New Testament at Asbury Theological Seminary), 1 and 2 Thessalonians: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary is a full-scale discussion of Paul's two letters to the Thessalonians, applying a socio-rhetorical approach specifically to examine aspects that might remain hidden using only form criticism, epistolary categories, or traditional criticism.
To be sure, some literary historians had turned to the letter-writing manuals of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries to establish a lineage for the epistolary novels that became so popular in England in the years after 1700, but very few scholars looked at any great quantity of actual letters in an effort to establish the boundaries and conventions of the genre.
The narrator of this epistolary novel, 15-year-old Tess DeNunzio, recounts her life story to her little sister Zoe, who was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver on the same day as the World Trade Center disaster.
Deftly woven through these epistolary vignettes are photos, paintings and rich quotations.
This departure is not a rejection of its epistolary form, (6) but merely acknowledges that form as the "wineskin" housing the narrative.
The opening chapter evokes the trial of Austen's aunt for shoplifting in order to explore Austen's relation to the "realist" discourses of gender and class available to her, and the following chapters consider in some depth the formal and aesthetic frameworks within which her own realism emerged including, crucially, the epistolary novel and the picturesque.
Collins presents the evidence for knowledge of the letters in the early church (sparse and ambiguous), notes what makes them different from other Pauline letters, and then argues for their non-authenticity, in the process identifying them as unique, not conforming to any epistolary genre identified by the later theorists (p.
Epistolary Spaces: English Letter Writing from the Foundation of the Post Office to Richardson's 'Clarissa'.
Oskar's travels bring the novel its great momentum and wit, but it is a second story line, the epistolary tale of Oskar's grandparents--a mute sculptor and his sometime muse, both of whom survived the World War II bombing of Dresden--that gives the tale its heart.
He declined, but his epistolary advice was sought throughout the state's lifetime.
As Gerard's family comes to life for him through his grandmother's fiction, so his romantic life occurs on the page -his only real human contact, a crippled girl in England, becomes his pen friend and epistolary lover.