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British Women's Writing, 1930 to 1960

British Women's Writing, 1930 to 1960 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1789627621
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Publisher: Oxford University Press
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British Women's Writing, 1930 to 1960 by , Book Resume:

This volume contributes to the vibrant, ongoing recuperative work on women's writing by shedding new light on a group of authors commonly dismissed as middlebrow in their concerns and conservative in their styles and politics. The neologism 'interfeminism' - coined to partner Kristin Bluemel's 'intermodernism' - locates this group chronologically and ideologically between two 'waves' of feminism, whilst also forging connections between the political and cultural monoliths that have traditionally overshadowed them. Drawing attention to the strengths of this 'out-of-category' writing in its own right, this volume also highlights how intersecting discourses of gender, class and society in the interwar and post-war periods pave the way for the bold reassessments of female subjectivity that characterise second and third wave feminism. The essays showcase the stylistic, cultural and political vitality of a substantial group of women authors of fiction, non-fiction, drama, poetry and journalism including Vera Brittain, Storm Jameson, Nancy Mitford, Phyllis Shand Allfrey, Rumer Godden, Attia Hosain, Doris Lessing, Kamala Markandaya, Susan Ertz, Marghanita Laski, Elizabeth Bowen, Edith Pargeter, Eileen Bigland, Nancy Spain, Vera Laughton Matthews, Pamela Hansford Johnson, Dorothy Whipple, Elizabeth Taylor, Daphne du Maurier, Barbara Comyns, Shelagh Delaney, Stevie Smith and Penelope Mortimer. Additional exploration of the popular magazines Woman's Weekly and Good Housekeeping and new material from the Vera Brittain archive add an innovative dimension to original readings of the literature of a transformative period of British social and cultural history.

War, Nation and Europe in the Novels of Storm Jameson

War, Nation and Europe in the Novels of Storm Jameson [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1350094455
Author: Katherine Cooper
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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War, Nation and Europe in the Novels of Storm Jameson by Katherine Cooper Book Resume:

The novels of Storm Jameson and their depictions of Britain's relationship to Europe around the Second World War represent a crucial departure from the work of her contemporaries. As the first female President of English PEN, Jameson led her country's wartime literary community through turbulent times in history by focusing on European – rather than pointedly British – experiences of war. War, Nation and Europe in the Novels of Storm Jameson is a timely critique situated within the historical and theoretical contexts so fundamental to understanding her work. Presenting previously unpublished archival material that documents her work as an ambassador for British writers during a time of national upheaval, Katherine Cooper reveals how the novelist's pacifism and evolving attitudes to war and peace were underpinned by her overarching vision for the post-war world. Drawing comparisons to the works of Virginia Woolf, Arthur Koestler, Graham Greene and others, this study shows how Jameson's novels gesture towards prevalent internationalist perspectives and reshapes how we view the literary history of the period.

The History of British Women's Writing, 1945-1975

The History of British Women's Writing, 1945-1975 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137477369
Author: Clare Hanson,Susan Watkins
Publisher: Springer
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The History of British Women's Writing, 1945-1975 by Clare Hanson,Susan Watkins Book Resume:

This volume reshapes our understanding of British literary culture from 1945-1975 by exploring the richness and diversity of women’s writing of this period. Essays by leading scholars reveal the range and intensity of women writers’ engagement with post-war transformations including the founding of the Welfare State, the gradual liberalization of attitudes to gender and sexuality and the reconfiguration of Britain and the empire in the context of the Cold War. Attending closely to the politics of form, the sixteen essays range across ‘literary’, ‘middlebrow’ and ‘popular’ genres, including espionage thrillers and historical fiction, children’s literature and science fiction, as well as poetry, drama and journalism. They examine issues including realism and experimentalism, education, class and politics, the emergence of ‘second-wave’ feminism, responses to the Holocaust and mass migration and diaspora. The volume offers an exciting reassessment of women’s writing at a time of radical social change and rapid cultural expansion.

The Woman's Historical Novel

The Woman's Historical Novel [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0230505945
Author: D. Wallace
Publisher: Springer
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The Woman's Historical Novel by D. Wallace Book Resume:

The historical novel has been one of the most important forms of women's reading and writing in the twentieth century, yet it has been consistently under-rated and critically neglected. In the first major study of British women writers' use of the genre, Diana Wallace tracks its development across the century. She combines a comprehensive survey with detailed readings of key writers, including Naomi Mitchison, Georgette Heyer, Sylvia Townsend Warner, Margaret Irwin, Jean Plaidy, Mary Renault, Philippa Gregory and Pat Barker.

‘Guilty Women’, Foreign Policy, and Appeasement in Inter-War Britain

‘Guilty Women’, Foreign Policy, and Appeasement in Inter-War Britain [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137316608
Author: Julie V. Gottlieb
Publisher: Springer
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‘Guilty Women’, Foreign Policy, and Appeasement in Inter-War Britain by Julie V. Gottlieb Book Resume:

British women were deeply invested in foreign policy between the wars. This study casts new light on the turn to international affairs in feminist politics, the gendered representation and experience of the Munich Crisis, and the profound impression made by female public opinion on PM Neville Chamberlain in his negotiations with the dictators.

The Prophet

The Prophet [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9390287820
Author: Kahlil Gibran
Publisher: Diamond Pocket Books Pvt Ltd
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The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran Book Resume:

A book of poetic essays written in English, Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet is full of religious inspirations. With the twelve illustrations drawn by the author himself, the book took more than eleven years to be formulated and perfected and is Gibran's best-known work. It represents the height of his literary career as he came to be noted as ‘the Bard of Washington Street.’ Captivating and vivified with feeling, The Prophet has been translated into forty languages throughout the world, and is considered the most widely read book of the twentieth century. Its first edition of 1300 copies sold out within a month.


Intermodernism [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0748688560
Author: Kristin Bluemel
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
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Intermodernism by Kristin Bluemel Book Resume:

This collection of original critical essays, newly available in paperback, launches an ambitious, long-term project marking out a new period and style in twentieth-century literary history.

The Death and Resurrection of a Coherent Literature Curriculum

The Death and Resurrection of a Coherent Literature Curriculum [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1610485599
Author: Sandra Stotsky
Publisher: R&L Education
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The Death and Resurrection of a Coherent Literature Curriculum by Sandra Stotsky Book Resume:

Unless experienced and well-read English teachers can develop coherent and increasingly demanding literature curricula in their schools, average high school students will remain at about the fifth or sixth grade reading level--where they now are to judge from several independent sources. This book seeks to challenge education policy makers, test developers, and educators who discourage the assignment of appropriately difficult works to high school students and make construction of a coherent literature curriculum impossible.

The Gadfly

The Gadfly [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1775418928
Author: E. L. Voynich
Publisher: The Floating Press
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The Gadfly by E. L. Voynich Book Resume:

Set against the backdrop of the tumultuous period in the nineteenth century during which parts of Italy fell under Austria's control, The Gadfly is an engrossing historical romance that blends the passion of a revolutionary uprising with the intensity of a newly blossoming relationship. A must-read for fans of historically compelling romances.

Representing Australian Aboriginal Music and Dance 1930-1970

Representing Australian Aboriginal Music and Dance 1930-1970 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1501362941
Author: Amanda Harris
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
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Representing Australian Aboriginal Music and Dance 1930-1970 by Amanda Harris Book Resume:

Representing Australian Aboriginal Music and Dance 1930-1970 offers a rethinking of recent Australian music history. Amanda Harris presents accounts of Aboriginal music and dance by Aboriginal performers on public stages. Harris also historicizes the practices of non-Indigenous art music composers evoking Aboriginal music in their works, placing this in the context of emerging cultural institutions and policy frameworks. Centralizing auditory worlds and audio-visual evidence, Harris shows the direct relationship between the limits on Aboriginal people's mobility and non-Indigenous representations of Aboriginal culture. This book seeks to listen to Aboriginal accounts of disruption and continuation of Aboriginal cultural practices and features contributions from Aboriginal scholars Shannon Foster, Tiriki Onus and Nardi Simpson as personal interpretations of their family and community histories. Contextualizing recent music and dance practices in broader histories of policy, settler colonial structures, and postcolonizing efforts, the book offers a new lens on the development of Australian musical cultures.

Women Writers of the Provincetown Players

Women Writers of the Provincetown Players [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 143842793X
Author: Judith E. Barlow
Publisher: SUNY Press
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Women Writers of the Provincetown Players by Judith E. Barlow Book Resume:

Thirteen short plays by women that were originally produced by the Provincetown Players.

Food and Femininity in Twentieth-Century British Women's Fiction

Food and Femininity in Twentieth-Century British Women's Fiction [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1317134583
Author: Andrea Adolph
Publisher: Routledge
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Food and Femininity in Twentieth-Century British Women's Fiction by Andrea Adolph Book Resume:

In her feminist intervention into the ways in which British women novelists explore and challenge the limitations of the mind-body binary historically linked to constructions of femininity, Andrea Adolph examines female characters in novels by Barbara Pym, Angela Carter, Helen Dunmore, Helen Fielding, and Rachel Cusk. Adolph focuses on how women's relationships to food (cooking, eating, serving) are used to locate women's embodiment within the everyday and also reveal the writers' commitment to portraying a unified female subject. For example, using food and food consumption as a lens highlights how women writers have used food as a trope that illustrates the interconnectedness of sex and gender with issues of sexuality, social class, and subjectivity-all aspects that fall along a continuum of experience in which the intellect and the physical body are mutually complicit. Historically grounded in representations of women in periodicals, housekeeping and cooking manuals, and health and beauty books, Adolph's theoretically informed study complicates our understanding of how women's social and cultural roles are intricately connected to issues of food and food consumption.

Rumer Godden

Rumer Godden [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1317060911
Author: Lucy Le-Guilcher
Publisher: Routledge
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Rumer Godden by Lucy Le-Guilcher Book Resume:

From 1929 to 1997, Rumer Godden published more than 60 books, including novels, biographies, children's books, and poetry; this is the first collection devoted to this important transnational writer. Focusing on Godden's writing from the 1930s onward, the contributors uncover the breadth and variety of the literary landscape on display in works such as Black Narcissus, The Lady and the Unicorn, A Fugue in Time, and The River. Often drawing on her own experiences living in India and Britain, Godden establishes a diverse narrative topography that allows her to engage with issues related to her own uncertain position as an author representing such nomadic Others as gypsies, or taking up the displacements brought about by international conflict. Recognizing that studies of the transnational must consider the condition of enforced and elected exile within the changing political and cultural borders of postcolonial nations, the contributors position Godden with respect to different and overlapping fields of inquiry: modern literary history; colonial, postcolonial, and transnational studies; inter-media studies; and children's literature. Taken together, the essays in this volume demonstrate the richness and variety of Godden's writing and render the myriad ways in which Godden is an important critical presence in mid-twentieth-century fiction.

The Heat of the Day

The Heat of the Day [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1984899996
Author: Elizabeth Bowen
Publisher: Anchor
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The Heat of the Day by Elizabeth Bowen Book Resume:

In The Heat of the Day, Elizabeth Bowen brilliantly recreates the tense and dangerous atmosphere of London during the bombing raids of World War II. Many people have fled the city, and those who stayed behind find themselves thrown together in an odd intimacy born of crisis. Stella Rodney is one of those who chose to stay. But for her, the sense of impending catastrophe becomes acutely personal when she discovers that her lover, Robert, is suspected of selling secrets to the enemy, and that the man who is following him wants Stella herself as the price of his silence. Caught between these two men, not sure whom to believe, Stella finds her world crumbling as she learns how little we can truly know of those around us.

Go Set a Watchman

Go Set a Watchman [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0062409875
Author: Harper Lee
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee Book Resume:

A historic literary event: the publication of a newly discovered novel, the earliest known work from Harper Lee, the beloved, bestselling author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, To Kill a Mockingbird. Originally written in the mid-1950s, Go Set a Watchman was the novel Harper Lee first submitted to her publishers before To Kill a Mockingbird. Assumed to have been lost, the manuscript was discovered in late 2014. Go Set a Watchman features many of the characters from To Kill a Mockingbird some twenty years later. Returning home to Maycomb to visit her father, Jean Louise Finch—Scout—struggles with issues both personal and political, involving Atticus, society, and the small Alabama town that shaped her. Exploring how the characters from To Kill a Mockingbird are adjusting to the turbulent events transforming mid-1950s America, Go Set a Watchman casts a fascinating new light on Harper Lee’s enduring classic. Moving, funny and compelling, it stands as a magnificent novel in its own right.

Tropic of Cancer

Tropic of Cancer [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9781555846985
Author: Henry Miller
Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
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Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller Book Resume:

Henry Miller’s famously banned book is “a matter-of-fact celebration of chucking one’s dreary life and following your heart to Paris” (Richard Price). Now hailed as an American classic, Tropic of Cancer, Henry Miller’s masterpiece, was banned as obscene in this country for twenty-seven years after its first publication in Paris in 1934. Only a historic court ruling that changed American censorship standards, ushering in a new era of freedom and frankness in modern literature, permitted the publication of this first volume of Miller’s famed mixture of memoir and fiction, which chronicles with unapologetic gusto the bawdy adventures of a young expatriate writer, his friends, and the characters they meet in Paris in the 1930s. Tropic of Cancer is now considered, as Norman Mailer said, “one of the ten or twenty great novels of our century.”

The Co-operative Movement and Communities in Britain, 1914-1960

The Co-operative Movement and Communities in Britain, 1914-1960 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1317037243
Author: Nicole Robertson
Publisher: Routledge
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The Co-operative Movement and Communities in Britain, 1914-1960 by Nicole Robertson Book Resume:

The co-operative movement has played a notable role in the retail, wholesale, productive, political, educational and cultural life of Britain. As a movement it has consciously represented consumer interests and has carried out work in the arena of consumer protection. However, its study has suffered relative neglect when compared to research into the Labour Party, trade unions and the wider politics of retail and consumption. This book reassesses the impact of the co-operative movement on various communities in Britain during the period 1914-1960, providing a comprehensive account of the grass roots influence of co-operatives during both war and peace. This is a national study with a local dimension. It considers how national directives and perspectives were locally applied, if indeed they were applicable within the context of individual societies. Each chapter focuses on a different aspect of the co-operative movement by examining various societies in England, Scotland and Wales. Particular attention is paid to the midlands, due to the movement's expansion here during the interwar period, with consideration also given to comparative developments in Europe. The author explores: the movement's relationship with other labour organizations; its cultural and social aspects (including the role sport played in co-operative societies); the politicization of the movement and local response to the formation of the Co-operative Party; the education of co-operators; what co-operative membership entailed and how co-operative ideology was expressed; the economic impact membership could have on families (including the provision of financial assistance and credit); and the co-operative movement's development alongside consumer activism. The book is a major national study of the growth of Co-operation during this crucial period of British social, economic and consumer history. Given the few modern scholarly works on Co-operation, it is a timely and much needed reassessment.

Love and Romance in Britain, 1918 - 1970

Love and Romance in Britain, 1918 - 1970 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137328630
Author: A. Harris,T. Jones
Publisher: Springer
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Love and Romance in Britain, 1918 - 1970 by A. Harris,T. Jones Book Resume:

The new histories of love and romance offered within this edited collection illustrate the many changes, but also the surprising continuities in understandings of love, romance, affection, intimacy and sex from the First World War until the beginning of the Women's Liberation movement.

The Palgrave International Handbook of Women and Journalism

The Palgrave International Handbook of Women and Journalism [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137273240
Author: Carolyn M. Byerly
Publisher: Springer
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The Palgrave International Handbook of Women and Journalism by Carolyn M. Byerly Book Resume:

Now in paperback for the first time, the Handbook is an academic adaptation of information contained in the Global Report on the Status of Women in News Media, a study commissioned by the International Women's Media Foundation. The book's editor was the principal investigator of the original study. This text draws together the most robust data from that original study, presenting it in 29 chapters on individual nations and three additional theoretical chapters. The book is the most expansive effort to date to consider women's standing in the journalism profession across the world. Contents organize nations in relation to their progress within newsrooms, with those most advanced in gender equality representing diversity in terms of region and national development. Contributing authors are, in most cases, the original researchers for their respective nations in the Global Report study.

A Companion to the English Novel

A Companion to the English Novel [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1118607228
Author: Stephen Arata,Madigan Haley,J. Paul Hunter,Jennifer Wicke
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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A Companion to the English Novel by Stephen Arata,Madigan Haley,J. Paul Hunter,Jennifer Wicke Book Resume:

This collection of authoritative essays represents the latest scholarship on topics relating to the themes, movements, and forms of English fiction, while chronicling its development in Britain from the early 18th century to the present day. Comprises cutting-edge research currently being undertaken in the field, incorporating the most salient critical trends and approaches Explores the history, evolution, genres, and narrative elements of the English novel Considers the advancement of various literary forms – including such genres as realism, romance, Gothic, experimental fiction, and adaptation into film Includes coverage of narration, structure, character, and affect; shifts in critical reception to the English novel; and geographies of contemporary English fiction Features contributions from a variety of distinguished and high-profile literary scholars, along with emerging younger critics Includes a comprehensive scholarly bibliography of critical works on and about the novel to aid further reading and research