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Author: Hywel Dix
Publisher: A&C Black
Release Date: 2011-11-03
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 178
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Postmodern Fiction And The Break Up Of Britain

Book by Hywel Dix, Postmodern Fiction And The Break Up Of Britain Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Postmodern Fiction And The Break Up Of Britain books, This study explores how British identity has been explored and renegotiated by contemporary writers. It starts by examining the new emphasis on space and place that has emerged in recent cultural analysis, and shows how this spatial emphasis informs different literary texts. Having first analysed a series of novels that draw an implicit parallel between the end of the British Empire and the break-up of the unitary British state, the study explores how contemporary writing in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales contributes to a sense of nationhood in those places, and so contributes to the break-up of Britain symbolically. Dix argues that the break-up of Britain is not limited to political devolution in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. It is also an imaginary process that can be found occurring on a number of other conceptual coordinates. Feminism, class, regional identities and ethnic communities are all terrains on which different writers carry out a fictional questioning of received notions of Britishness and so contribute in different ways to the break-up of Britain.




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Author: Timothy Bewes
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date: 2011-03-10
Size: 60.70 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 256
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Book by Timothy Bewes, Georg Lukacs The Fundamental Dissonance Of Existence Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Georg Lukacs The Fundamental Dissonance Of Existence books, The end of the Soviet period, the vast expansion in the power and influence of capital, and recent developments in social and aesthetic theory, have made the work of Hungarian Marxist philosopher and social critic Georg Lukács more vital than ever. The very innovations in literary method that, during the 80s and 90s, marginalized him in the West have now made possible new readings of Lukács, less in thrall to the positions taken by Lukács himself on political and aesthetic matters. What these developments amount to, this book argues, is an opportunity to liberate Lukács's thought from its formal and historical limitations, a possibility that was always inherent in Lukács's own thinking about the paradoxes of form. This collection brings together recent work on Lukács from the fields of Philosophy, Social and Political Thought, Literary and Cultural Studies. Against the odds, Lukács's thought has survived: as a critique of late capitalism, as a guide to the contradictions of modernity, and as a model for a temperament that refuses all accommodation with the way things are.




[PDF] Elizabeth Barrett Browning And Shakespeare Download

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Author: Josie Billington
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date: 2011-12-08
Size: 63.20 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 154
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Elizabeth Barrett Browning And Shakespeare

Book by Josie Billington, Elizabeth Barrett Browning And Shakespeare Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Elizabeth Barrett Browning And Shakespeare books, For most of the twentieth century the exuberant fluency of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's art was not regarded as worthy of serious attention. Even the evidence for the swiftness of her wit, thought and composition remains more impressionistic and anecdotal than firmly proven. Through close attention to original manuscript material, Josie Billington argues that Barrett Browning's fast, fine and excitedly vigorous and agile imaginative intelligence is Shakespearean, both in its power, and in the creative drive and dynamic to which it gives rise. Billington contends that for Barrett Browning, as for Shakespeare, writing was demonstrably a creative event not a second-order record of experience, and that Barrett Browning's characteristic habits of composition, and her creative procedure, resemble in significant ways those of the poet she valued most highly. A fascinating study of both writers' analogous creative dispositions, minds and modes.




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Author: Claire Colebrook
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date: 2012-01-12
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 200
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Book by Claire Colebrook, Blake Deleuzian Aesthetics And The Digital Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Blake Deleuzian Aesthetics And The Digital books, Drawing on recent theories of digital media and on the materiality of words and images, this fascinating study makes three original claims about the work of William Blake. First, Blake offers a critique of digital media. His poetry and method of illuminated printing is directed towards uncovering an analogical language. Second, Blake's work can be read as a performative. Finally, Blake's work is at one and the same time immanent and transcendent, aiming to return all forms of divinity and the sacred to the human imagination, stressing that 'all deities reside in the human breast,' but it also stresses that the human has powers or potentials that transcend experience and judgement: deities reside in the human breast. These three claims are explored through the concept of incarnation: the incarnation of ideas in words and images, the incarnation of words in material books and their copies, the incarnation of human actions and events in bodies, and the incarnation of spirit in matter.




[PDF] Aesthetic Afterlives Download

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Author: Andrew Eastham
Publisher: A&C Black
Release Date: 2011-10-06
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 272
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Aesthetic Afterlives

Book by Andrew Eastham, Aesthetic Afterlives Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Aesthetic Afterlives books, Since the development of British Aestheticism in the 1870s, the concept of irony has focused a series of anxieties which are integral to modern literary practice. Examining some of the most important debates in post-Romantic aesthetics through highly focused textual readings of authors from Walter Pater and Henry James to Samuel Beckett and Alan Hollinghurst, this study investigates the dialectical position of irony in Aestheticism and its twentieth-century afterlives. Aesthetic Afterlives constructs a far-reaching theoretical narrative by positioning Victorian Aestheticism as the basis of Literary Modernity. Aestheticism's cultivation of irony and reflexive detachment was central to this legacy, but it was also the focus of its own self-critique. Anxieties about the concept and practice of irony persisted through Modernism, and have recently been positioned in Hollinghurst's work as a symptom of the political stasis within post-modern culture. Referring to the recent debates about the 'new aestheticism' and the politics of aesthetics, Eastham asks how a utopian Aestheticism can be reconstructed from the problematics of irony and aesthetic autonomy that haunted writers from Pater to Adorno.




[PDF] The Late Career Novelist Download

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Author: Hywel Dix
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date: 2017-08-10
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 256
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Book by Hywel Dix, The Late Career Novelist Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Late Career Novelist books, The first scholarly study of the phenomenon of the 'late-career novel', this book explores the ways in which bestselling contemporary novelists look back and respond to their earlier successes in their subsequent writings. Exploring the work of major novelists such as Angela Carter, V.S. Naipaul, Salman Rushdie, Ian McEwan, Julian Barnes, A.S. Byatt and Graham Swift, The Late-Career Novelist draws for the first time on social psychology and career construction theory to examine how the dynamics of a literary career play out in the fictional worlds of our best-known novelists. From here, Hywel Dix develops and argues for a new mode of reading contemporary writing on the contexts of current literary culture.




[PDF] Literature Of The 1980s Download

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Author: Joseph Brooker
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Release Date: 2012-05-08
Size: 52.67 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 248
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Literature Of The 1980s

Book by Joseph Brooker, Literature Of The 1980s Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Literature Of The 1980s books, Relates developments in fiction, poetry and drama to social change - from the new generation of London novelists such as Martin Amis and Ian McEwan to the impact of feminism in the writing of Angela Carter and Jeanette Winterson.




[PDF] Autofiction In English Download

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Author: Hywel Dix
Publisher: Springer
Release Date: 2018-06-04
Size: 22.54 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 283
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Autofiction In English

Book by Hywel Dix, Autofiction In English Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Autofiction In English books, This innovative volume establishes autofiction as a new and dynamic area of theoretical research in English. Since the term was coined by Serge Doubrovsky, autofiction has become established as a recognizable genre within the French literary pantheon. Yet unlike other areas of French theory, English-language discussion of autofiction has been relatively limited - until now. Starting out by exploring the characteristic features and definitions of autofiction from a conceptual standpoint, the collection identifies a number of cultural, historical and theoretical contexts in which the emergence of autofiction in English can be understood. In the process, it identifies what is new and distinctive about Anglophone forms of autofiction when compared to its French equivalents. These include a preoccupation with the conditions of authorship; writing after trauma; and a heightened degree of authorial self-reflexivity beyond that typically associated with postmodernism. By concluding that there is such a field as autofiction in English, it provides for the first time detailed analysis of the major works in that field and a concise historical overview of its emergence. It thus opens up new avenues in life writing and authorship research.




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Author: Beate Neumeier
Publisher: Rodopi
Release Date: 2001
Size: 76.87 MB
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Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 418
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Engendering Realism And Postmodernism

Book by Beate Neumeier, Engendering Realism And Postmodernism Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Engendering Realism And Postmodernism books, This volume assembles critical essays on, and excerpts from, works of contemporary women writers in Britain. Its focus is the interaction of aesthetic play and ethical commitment in the fictional work of women writers whose interest in testing and transgressing textual boundaries is rooted in a specific awareness of a gendered multicultural reality. This position calls for a distinctly critical impetus of their writing involving the interaction of the political and the literary as expressed in innovative combinations of realist and postmodern techniques in works by A. S. Byatt, Maureen Duffy, Zoe Fairbairns, Eva Figes, Penelope Lively, Sara Maitland, Suniti Namjoshi, Ravinder Randhawa, Joan Riley, Michele Roberts, Emma Tennant, Fay Weldon, Jeanette Winterson. All contributions to this volume address aspects of these writers' positions and techniques with a clear focus on their interest in transgressing boundaries of genre, gender and (post)colonial identity. The special quality of these interpretations, first given in the presence of writers at a symposium in Potsdam, derives from the creative and prosperous interactions between authors and critics. The volume concludes with excerpts from the works of the participating writers which exemplify the range of concrete concerns and technical accomplisments discussed in the essays. They are taken from fictional works by Debjani Chatterjee, Maureen Duffy, Zoe Fairbairns, Eva Figes, Sara Maitland, and Ravinder Randhawa. They also include the creative interactions of Suniti Namjoshi and Gillian Hanscombe in their joint writing and Paul Magrs' critical engagement with Sara Maitland.




[PDF] British Fiction Of The 1990s Download

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Author: Nick Bentley
Publisher: Routledge
Release Date: 2007-05-07
Size: 50.41 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 256
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Book by Nick Bentley, British Fiction Of The 1990s Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download British Fiction Of The 1990s books, The 1990s proved to be a particularly rich and fascinating period for British fiction. This book presents a fresh perspective on the diverse writings that appeared over the decade, bringing together leading academics in the field. British Fiction of the 1990s: traces the concerns that emerged as central to 1990s fiction, in sections on millennial anxieties, identity politics, the relationship between the contemporary and the historical, and representations of contemporary space offers distinctive new readings of the most important novelists of the period, including Martin Amis, Beryl Bainbridge, Pat Barker, Julian Barnes, A.S. Byatt, Hanif Kureishi, Ian McEwan, Iain Sinclair, Zadie Smith and Jeanette Winterson shows how British fiction engages with major cultural debates of the time, such as the concern with representing various identities and cultural groups, or theories of ‘the end of history’ discusses 1990s fiction in relation to broader literary and critical theories, including postmodernism, post-feminism and postcolonialism. Together the essays highlight the ways in which the writing of the 1990s represents a development of the themes and styles of the post-war novel generally, yet displays a range of characteristics distinct to the decade.




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