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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.

George Orwell and the Radical Eccentrics

George Orwell and the Radical Eccentrics [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137043733
Author: K. Bluemel
Publisher: Springer
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George Orwell and the Radical Eccentrics by K. Bluemel Book Resume:

George Orwell and the Radical Eccentrics celebrates the lives, literature, and politics of a group of four 'radical eccentrics' - the Tory anarchist poet Stevie Smith, the Marxist Indian nationalist Mulk Raj Anand, and the glamour-girl-turned-socialist Inez Holden - who formed a friendly circle around the famously radical and eccentric George Orwell. Demonstrating that Smith, Anand, and Holden matter for literary history just as they mattered for Orwell, George Orwell and the Radical Eccentrics gives name and shape to a neglected movement within interwar and wartime English writing. It focuses on the lives and texts of Smith, Anand, and Holden in order to argue that these three writers throw into question limiting assumptions about art and politics-about standard relations between literary form and sex, gender, race, class, and empire-in ways that their group's most influential radical, Orwell, cannot. Embarking upon a kind of biographical-political-cultural-literary criticism, this book brings the radical eccentrics' vital, potentially transformative conversation to the attention of scholars of English literature for the first time, suggesting fascinating new approaches to the study of literary London during the thirties and forties.

Utopianism, Modernism, and Literature in the Twentieth Century

Utopianism, Modernism, and Literature in the Twentieth Century [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137336625
Author: A. Reeve-Tucker,N. Waddell
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Utopianism, Modernism, and Literature in the Twentieth Century by A. Reeve-Tucker,N. Waddell Book Resume:

Utopianism, Modernism, and Literature in the Twentieth Century considers the links between utopianism and modernism in two ways: as an under-theorized nexus of aesthetic and political interactions; and as a sphere of confluences that challenges accepted critical models of modernist and twentieth-century literary history. An international group of scholars considers works by E. M. Forster, Ford Madox Ford, Wyndham Lewis, Naomi Mitchison, Katharine Burdekin, Rex Warner, Yevgeny Zamyatin, Thomas Pynchon, Elizabeth Bowen, James Baldwin, Toni Morrison, and Ernst Bloch. In doing so, this volume's contributors prompt new reflections on key aspects of utopianism in experimental twentieth-century literature and non-fictional writing; deepen literary-historical understandings of modernism's socio-political implications; and bear out the on-going relevance of modernism's explorations of utopian thought. Utopianism, Modernism, and Literature in the Twentieth Century will appeal to anyone with an interest in how deeply and how differently modernist writers, as well as writers influenced by or resistant to modernist styles, engaged with issues of utopianism, perfectibility, and social betterment.

Coming Up for Air

Coming Up for Air [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0192526863
Author: George Orwell
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Coming Up for Air by George Orwell Book Resume:

Before the war! How long shall we go on saying that, I wonder? How long before the answer will be 'Which war?' The approach of the Second World War finds suburban insurance agent George Bowling in a reflective mood. As he thinks back to the sedate Oxfordshire village of his Edwardian boyhood, he contemplates regretfully what has happened to England since then, from the First World War, in which he served, to the seemingly inescapable money-grubbing and mechanization of everyday life in modern London. A lucky windfall allows Bowling to make a secret return to his idyllic birthplace: a fortifying respite, he hopes, from the struggles of life in a modern city on the verge of war. But is there really any going back? Published in 1939, Coming Up for Air is the most accomplished of Orwell's early realist novels, casting light on the development of Orwell's distinctive thinking as a cultural critic. The novel explores many of the themes Orwell later reprised in 1984: nostalgia, memory, and disillusionment in the face of modernity's ills, including industrialisation, capitalist exploitation, and endless war.

Reading London's Suburbs

Reading London's Suburbs [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137342463
Author: G. Pope
Publisher: Springer
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Reading London's Suburbs by G. Pope Book Resume:

A study of London suburban-set writing, exploring the links between place and fiction. This book charts a picture of evolving themes and concerns around the legibility and meaning of habitat and home for the individual, and the serious challenges that suburbia sets for literature.

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.

British Novelists in Hollywood, 1935–1965

British Novelists in Hollywood, 1935–1965 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137380764
Author: L. Colletta
Publisher: Springer
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British Novelists in Hollywood, 1935–1965 by L. Colletta Book Resume:

British Novelists in Hollywood, 1935-1965 calls attention to the shifting grounds of cultural expression by highlighting Hollywood as a site that unsettled definitions and narratives of colonialism and national identity for prominent British novelists such as Christopher Isherwood, P.G. Wodehouse, Evelyn Waugh, and J.B. Priestley.

Transatlantic Literature and Culture After 9/11

Transatlantic Literature and Culture After 9/11 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137443219
Author: K. Miller
Publisher: Springer
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Transatlantic Literature and Culture After 9/11 by K. Miller Book Resume:

Transatlantic Literature and Culture After 9/11 asks whether post-9/11 America has chosen the 'wrong side of paradise' by waging war on terror rather than working for global peace. Analyzing transatlantic literature and culture, the book refocuses our view of Ground Zero through the lenses of imperial power and cosmopolitan exchange.

Down and Out in Paris and London

Down and Out in Paris and London [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0192572040
Author: George Orwell
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell Book Resume:

"Poverty is what I am writing about". In the late 1920s, Eric Blair resigned his post as a colonial policeman in Burma, immersed himself in the slums of Paris and London, and reinvented himself as George Orwell, one of the most revered prose stylists in the English language. Orwell decided to write about the lives of the poor - the dishwashers of Paris, the tramps of London - not by imagining poverty, but by experiencing poverty. The result is a book which is as provocative and incisive about class inequalities, homelessness, and social prejudices today as it was when it was first published in 1933. Down and Out in Paris and London was George Orwell's first book, and it remains a masterpiece of prose writing. This edition is accompanied by an introduction which examines Orwell's book for its literary, social, and political significance. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Modernism, Science, and Technology

Modernism, Science, and Technology [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1474233449
Author: Mark S. Morrisson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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Modernism, Science, and Technology by Mark S. Morrisson Book Resume:

From quantum physics and genetics to psychology and the social sciences, from the development of atomic weapons to the growing mass media of film and radio, the early 20th century was a period of intense scientific and technological change. Modernism, Science, and Technology surveys the scientific contexts of writers from H.G. Wells and Gertrude Stein to James Joyce and Virginia Woolf and the ways in modernist writers responded to these paradigm shifts. Introducing key concepts from science studies and their implications for the study of modernist literature, the book includes chapters covering the physical sciences, mathematics, life sciences, social sciences and 'pseudosciences'. Including a timeline of key developments and guides to further reading, this is an essential guide to students and researchers studying the topic at all levels.

Ford Madox Ford and the Misfit Moderns

Ford Madox Ford and the Misfit Moderns [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137283432
Author: R. Hawkes
Publisher: Springer
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Ford Madox Ford and the Misfit Moderns by R. Hawkes Book Resume:

Ford Madox Ford is a major modernist writer, yet many of his works do not conform to our assumptions about modernism. Examining ways in which he, alongside other 'misfit moderns', undermines 'stabilities' we expect from novels and memoirs, this book poses questions about the nature of narrative and the distinction between modernism and modernity.

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 Unsung Artistry of George Orwell

The Unsung Artistry of George Orwell [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 131701278X
Author: Loraine Saunders
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The Unsung Artistry of George Orwell by Loraine Saunders Book Resume:

In a timely and radically new reappraisal of George Orwell's fiction, Loraine Saunders reads Orwell's novels as tales of successful emancipation rather than as chronicles of failure. Contending that Orwell's novels have been undervalued as works of art, she offers extensive textual analysis to reveal an author who is in far more control of his prose than has been appreciated. Persuasively demonstrating that Orwell's novels of the 1930s such as A Clergyman's Daughter and Keep the Aspidistra Flying are no less important as literature than Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four, Saunders argues they have been victims of a critical tradition whose practitioners have misunderstood Orwell's narrative style, failed to appreciate Orwell's political stance, and were predisposed to find little merit in Orwell's novels. Saunders devotes significant attention to George Gissing's influence on Orwell, particularly with regard to his representations of women. She also examines Orwell's socialism in the context of the political climate of the 1930s, finding that Orwell, in his successful negotiation of the fine balance between art and propaganda, had much more in common with Charlie Chaplin than with writers like Stephen Spender or W. H. Auden. As a result of Saunders's detailed and accessible analysis, which illuminates how Orwell harmonized allegory with documentary, polyphonic voice with monophonic, and elegy with comedy, Orwell's contributions to the genre of political fiction are finally recognized.

Twenty-First Century Fiction

Twenty-First Century Fiction [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137035188
Author: S. Adiseshiah,R. Hildyard
Publisher: Springer
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Twenty-First Century Fiction by S. Adiseshiah,R. Hildyard Book Resume:

This lively new volume of essays examines what happens now in 21st century fiction. Fresh theoretical approaches to writers such as Salman Rushdie, David Peace, Margaret Atwood, and Hilary Mantel, and identifications of 21st-century themes, tropes and styles combine to produce a timely critical intervention into genuinely contemporary fiction.

The History of British Women's Writing, 1920-1945

The History of British Women's Writing, 1920-1945 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137292172
Author: M. Joannou
Publisher: Springer
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The History of British Women's Writing, 1920-1945 by M. Joannou Book Resume:

Featuring sixteen contributions from recognized authorities in their respective fields, this superb new mapping of women's writing ranges from feminine middlebrow novels to Virginia Woolf's modernist aesthetics, from women's literary journalism to crime fiction, and from West End drama to the literature of Scotland, Ireland and Wales.

British Women's Writing, 1930 to 1960

British Women's Writing, 1930 to 1960 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1789627621
Author: Sue Kennedy,Jane Thomas
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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British Women's Writing, 1930 to 1960 by Sue Kennedy,Jane Thomas 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.

Voyage vers le Nord

Voyage vers le Nord [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 2373850249
Author: Capek Karel
Publisher: Du Sonneur
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Voyage vers le Nord by Capek Karel Book Resume:

En 1936, tandis que la Seconde Guerre mondiale menace, l'écrivain tchèque Karel Capek (1890-1938) entreprend un voyage dans le Nord de l'Europe. Forêts à perte de vue, fjords échancrés, vaches noir et blanc, fermes rouges, myriade d'îles ponctuent sa traversée du Danemark, de la Suède et de la Norvège. Au fil du récit, derrière une naïveté feinte et un lyrisme tempéré, où affleurent une tendre ironie et un humour mordant, se profile le portrait troublant, éblouissant de nature et de lumière, d'un continent en sursis. Car, en route vers le cap Nord, Capek pressent la fin d'une époque et dessine une Europe qui, bientôt, sombrera dans le chaos.

Adorable Sophy

Adorable Sophy [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 2820507344
Author: Georgette Heyer
Publisher: Milady
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Adorable Sophy by Georgette Heyer Book Resume:

Cette adorable tornade va réveiller la bonne société anglaise. Lorsque la respectable famille anglaise Ombersley recueille Sophy, une cousine éloignée, elle ne s’attend pas à une telle révolution. Indépendante, sûre d’elle, n’hésitant pas à monter à cheval comme un homme, Sophy n’a rien d’une jeune fille fragile et effacée, en d’autres termes de ce que le sombre et taciturne Charles d’Ombersley attend des femmes. D’ailleurs, ne devrait-il pas dompter l’impudente, avant que ses manières scandaleuses ne commencent à lui plaire un peu trop ? « Des personnages attachants, une plume élégante, un romantisme ébouriffant. Georgette Heyer nous donne à tous une magnifique leçon. » Katie Fforde

Ford Madox Ford

Ford Madox Ford [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9042024372
Author: Andrzej Gąsiorek,Daniel Moore
Publisher: Rodopi
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Ford Madox Ford by Andrzej Gąsiorek,Daniel Moore Book Resume:

The controversial British writer Ford Madox Ford (1873-1939) is increasingly recognized as a major presence in early twentieth-century literature. This series of International Ford Madox Ford Studies was founded to reflect the recent resurgence of interest in him. Each volume is based upon a particular theme or issue; and relates aspects of Ford's work, life, and contacts, to broader concerns of his time. The present book is part of a large-scale reassessment of his roles in literary history.Ford is best-known for his fiction, especially The Good Soldier, long considered a modernist masterpiece; andParade's End, which Anthony Burgess described as 'the finest novel about the First World War'; and Samuel Hynes has called 'the greatest war novel ever written by an Englishman'. In these, as in most of his books, Ford renders and analyses the crucial transformations in modern society and culture. One of the most striking features of his career is his close involvement with so many of the major international literary groupings of his time. In the South-East of England at thefin-de-siècle, he collaborated for a decade with Joseph Conrad, and befriended Henry James and H. G. Wells. In Edwardian London he founded theEnglish Review, publishing these writers alongside his new discoveries, Ezra Pound, D. H. Lawrence, and Wyndham Lewis. After the war he moved to France, founding thetransatlantic review in Paris, taking on Hemingway as a sub-editor, discovering another generation of Modernists such as Jean Rhys and Basil Bunting, and publishing them alongside Joyce and Gertrude Stein. Besides his role as contributor and enabler to various versions of Modernism, Ford was also one of its most entertaining chroniclers.This volume includes twelve new essays on Ford's engagement with the literary networks and cultural shifts of his era, by leading experts and younger scholars of Ford and Modernism. Two of the essays are by well-known creative writers: the novelist Colm Tóibín, and the novelist and cultural commentator Zinovy Zinik.


Emmeline [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 2369141360
Author: Elizabeth Bowen
Publisher: Libretto
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Emmeline by Elizabeth Bowen Book Resume:

Nous sommes à Londres, dans les années trente. Emmeline, vingt-cinq ans, est responsable d’une agence de voyages et partage son toit avec la veuve de son frère, Cecilia. Si toutes deux sont jeunes, jolies et célibataires, leurs caractères sont aux antipodes : l’indépendante et romanesque Cecilia fascine la timide Emmeline. Leur recherche de l’amour va naturellement les conduire sur des chemins opposés. Tandis que Cecilia se lance avec habileté à la conquête d’un héritier, Emmeline, sous l’influence de sa belle-sœur et de sa vipère de tante, tombe dans les filets d’un égoïste quadragénaire... Face au Mal, l’Innocence dispose-t-elle d’un autre recours que la Vengeance ? La grande Elizabeth Bowen nous plonge dans le fleuve apparemment tranquille des vies ordinaires. Mais sous la lisse surface s’écoule une eau trouble, chargée de vase aussi épaisse que noire. Née le 7 juin 1899 à Dublin, orpheline de mère à l’âge de douze ans, Elizabeth Bowen passa son adolescence dans un pensionnat anglais pour jeunes filles. Le remariage de son père, alors qu’elle a dix-neuf ans, l’émancipe et la jeune femme partage alors sa vie entre Londres et l’Italie où elle commence à écrire pour arrondir ses fins de mois, la peinture, son premier amour, ne payant pas. Après avoir pendant trois années publié des nouvelles, exercice dans lequel elle excelle, c’est en 1927 qu’elle écrit son premier roman à succès L’Hôtel, qui la confirmera comme auteur. Elle publia, de façon sporadique, une vingtaine de titres dont Les Petites Filles ou encore Emmeline. Son style à la fois fin et caustique lui valut d’être comparée à Virginia Woolf ou Jane Austen. Elizabeth Bowen s’est éteinte le 22 février 1973 dans un hôpital de Londres.