By Kate Chopin
An intrepid explorer of taboos, Chopin wrote a few of America's boldest and top 19th-century fiction.
Divorce and alcoholism are one of the bold matters of her first novel, set within the rural post-Reconstruction South opposed to a backdrop of monetary devastation and simmering racial rigidity.
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24 We shall have the opportunity, shortly, to consider a passage from his writing where this recursive manner is abundantly apparent. In addition to the intellectual and imaginative nourishment provided Edwards by his study of Newton’s and other natural philosophical/historical texts, it is also important to keep in mind, on a more mundane level, in terms of the New World environment, the excitement that would have been occasioned simply by being able to access these new texts;25 the intellectual stimulation occasioned by these precisely described worlds within worlds rivaled his native curiosity about nature itself.
Instead, they are part of a divinely instituted system of symbols that continuously prefigure and communicate the divine presence in nature and in history. ” In harmony with this emphasis on God’s benevolent tutorship, Edwards identified sainthood with a new sense or knowledge of divine things. Grace endows the believer with a capacity to perceive God’s presence in his own heart and in the wider world. 21 Important to note in connection with Edwards’s extension of reading typologically is how the habit of contemplating the nature and being of God necessarily expands imaginative possibility.
These effects repeated with variations throughout the body of work serve as punctuating realizations of altered relations between subject and object as he tracks his movement over the course of his lifetime as a point on a planet circling the sun, source of all life on this sphere, his appropriately preponderant image. Stevens came into his maturity as a poet in the years just following Einstein’s discoveries. The impact of these revolutionary descriptions together with the later developments in quantum theory and mechanics persistently engaged his imagination.