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

The History of British Women's Writing, 1920-1945 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137292172
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The History of British Women's Writing, 1920-1945 by , 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.

The History of British Women's Writing, 1690 - 1750

The History of British Women's Writing, 1690 - 1750 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0230298354
Author: R. Ballaster
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The History of British Women's Writing, 1690 - 1750 by R. Ballaster Book Resume:

This volume charts the most significant changes for a literary history of women in a period that saw the beginnings of a discourse of 'enlightened feminism'. It reveals that women engaged in forms old and new, seeking to shape and transform the culture of letters rather than simply reflect or respond to the work of their male contemporaries.

The History of British Women's Writing, 1880-1920

The History of British Women's Writing, 1880-1920 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137393807
Author: Holly A. Laird
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The History of British Women's Writing, 1880-1920 by Holly A. Laird Book Resume:

The ranks of English women writers rose steeply in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, contributing to the era’s revolutionary social movements as well as to transforming literary genres in prose and poetry. The phenomena of ‘the new’ — ‘New Women’, ‘New Unionism’, ‘New Imperialism’, ‘New Ethics’, ‘New Critics’, ‘New Journalism’, ‘New Man’ — are this moment’s touchstones. This book tracks the period's new social phenomena and unfolds its distinctively modern modes of writing. It provides expert introductions amid new insights into women’s writing throughout the United Kingdom and around the globe.

British Theatre and Performance 1900-1950

British Theatre and Performance 1900-1950 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1408166038
Author: Rebecca D'Monte
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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British Theatre and Performance 1900-1950 by Rebecca D'Monte Book Resume:

British theatre from 1900 to 1950 has been subject to radical re-evaluation with plays from the period setting theatres alight and gaining critical acclaim once again; this book explains why, presenting a comprehensive survey of the theatre and how it shaped the work that followed. Rebecca D'Monte examines how the emphasis upon the working class, 'angry' drama from the 1950s has led to the neglect of much of the century's earlier drama, positioning the book as part of the current debate about the relationship between war and culture, the middlebrow, and historiography. In a comprehensive survey of the period, the book considers: - the Edwardian theatre; - the theatre of the First World War, including propaganda and musicals; -the interwar years, the rise of commercial theatre and influence of Modernism; - the theatre of the Second World War and post-war period. Essays from leading scholars Penny Farfan, Steve Nicholson and Claire Cochrane give further critical perspectives on the period's theatre and demonstrate its relevance to the drama of today. For anyone studying 20th-century British Drama this will prove one of the foundational texts.

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, 700-1500

The History of British Women's Writing, 700-1500 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0230360025
Author: Liz Herbert McAvoy,Diane Watt
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The History of British Women's Writing, 700-1500 by Liz Herbert McAvoy,Diane Watt Book Resume:

This volume focuses on women's literary history in Britain between 700 and 1500. It brings to the fore a wide range of women's literary activity undertaken in Latin, Welsh and Anglo-Norman alongside that of the English vernacular, demanding a rethinking of the traditions of literary history, and ultimately the concept of 'writing' itself.

The History of British Women's Writing, 1830-1880

The History of British Women's Writing, 1830-1880 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137584653
Author: Lucy Hartley
Publisher: Springer
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The History of British Women's Writing, 1830-1880 by Lucy Hartley Book Resume:

This volume charts the rise of professional women writers across diverse fields of intellectual enquiry and through different modes of writing in the period immediately before and during the reign of Queen Victoria. It demonstrates how, between 1830 and 1880, the woman writer became an agent of cultural formation and contestation, appealing to and enabling the growth of female readership while issuing a challenge to the authority of male writers and critics. Of especial importance were changing definitions of marriage, family and nation, of class, and of morality as well as new conceptions of sexuality and gender, and of sympathy and sensation. The result is a richly textured account of a radical and complex process of feminization whereby formal innovations in the different modes of writing by women became central to the aesthetic, social, and political formation of British culture and society in the nineteenth century.

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.

Forging Democracy

Forging Democracy [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0198021402
Author: Geoff Eley
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Forging Democracy by Geoff Eley Book Resume:

Democracy in Europe has been a recent phenomenon. Only in the wake of World War II were democratic frameworks secured, and, even then, it was decades before democracy truly blanketed the continent. Neither given nor granted, democracy requires conflict, often violent confrontations, and challenges to the established political order. In Europe, Geoff Eley convincingly shows, democracy did not evolve organically out of a natural consensus, the achievement of prosperity, or the negative cement of the Cold War. Rather, it was painstakingly crafted, continually expanded, and doggedly defended by varying constellations of socialist, feminist, Communist, and other radical movements that originally blossomed in the later nineteenth century. Parties of the Left championed democracy in the revolutionary crisis after World War I, salvaged it against the threat of fascism, and renewed its growth after 1945. They organized civil societies rooted in egalitarian ideals which came to form the very fiber of Europe's current democratic traditions. The trajectories of European democracy and the history of the European Left are thus inextricably bound together. Geoff Eley has given us the first truly comprehensive history of the European Left--its successes and failures; its high watermarks and its low tides; its accomplishments, insufficiencies, and excesses; and, most importantly, its formative, lasting influence on the European political landscape. At a time when the Left's influence and legitimacy are frequently called into question, Forging Democracy passionately upholds its vital contribution.

Women Writers of Yiddish Literature

Women Writers of Yiddish Literature [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1476619905
Author: Rosemary Horowitz
Publisher: McFarland
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Women Writers of Yiddish Literature by Rosemary Horowitz Book Resume:

Taking stock of Yiddish literature in 1939, critic Shmuel Niger highlighted the increasing number and importance of women writers. However, awareness of women Yiddish writers diminished over the years. Today, a modest body of novels, short stories, poems and essays by Yiddish women may be found in English translation online and in print, and little in the way of literary history and criticism is available. This collection of critical essays is the first dedicated to the works of Yiddish women writers, introducing them to a new audience of English-speaking scholars and readers.

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.

Love in a Fallen City

Love in a Fallen City [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1681372444
Author: Eileen Chang
Publisher: New York Review of Books
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Love in a Fallen City by Eileen Chang Book Resume:

Masterful short works about passion, family, and human relationships by one of the greatest writers of 20th century China. A New York Review Books Original “[A] giant of modern Chinese literature” –The New York Times "With language as sharp as a knife edge, Eileen Chang cut open a huge divide in Chinese culture, between the classical patriarchy and our troubled modernity. She was one of the very few able truly to connect that divide, just as her heroines often disappeared inside it. She is the fallen angel of Chinese literature, and now, with these excellent new translations, English readers can discover why she is so revered by Chinese readers everywhere." –Ang Lee Eileen Chang is one of the great writers of twentieth-century China, where she enjoys a passionate following both on the mainland and in Taiwan. At the heart of Chang’s achievement is her short fiction—tales of love, longing, and the shifting and endlessly treacherous shoals of family life. Written when Chang was still in her twenties, these extraordinary stories combine an unsettled, probing, utterly contemporary sensibility, keenly alert to sexual politics and psychological ambiguity, with an intense lyricism that echoes the classics of Chinese literature. Love in a Fallen City, the first collection in English of this dazzling body of work, introduces American readers to the stark and glamorous vision of a modern master.

‘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
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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 Aftermath of Suffrage

The Aftermath of Suffrage [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137333006
Author: Julie V. Gottlieb,Richard Toye
Publisher: Springer
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The Aftermath of Suffrage by Julie V. Gottlieb,Richard Toye Book Resume:

This collection explores the aftermath of the Representation of the People Act, which gave some British women the vote. Experts examine the paths taken by both former-suffragists as well as their anti-suffragist adversaries, the practices of suffrage commemoration, and the changing priorities and formations of British feminism in this era.

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.

Britain's War Machine

Britain's War Machine [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0141969261
Author: David Edgerton
Publisher: Penguin UK
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Britain's War Machine by David Edgerton Book Resume:

GUARDIAN BOOKS OF THE YEAR The familiar image of the British in the Second World War is that of the plucky underdog taking on German might. David Edgerton's bold, compelling new history shows the conflict in a new light, with Britain as a very wealthy country, formidable in arms, ruthless in pursuit of its interests and sitting at the heart of a global production system. The British, indeed Churchillian, vision of war and modernity was challenged by repeated defeat by less well equipped enemies. Yet the end result was a vindication of this vision. Like the United States, a powerful Britain won a cheap victory, while others paid a great price. Britain's War Machine, by putting resources, machines and experts at the heart of a global rather than merely imperial story, demolishes some of the most cherished myths about wartime Britain and gives us a very different and often unsettling picture of a great power in action

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
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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.

Code Girls

Code Girls [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0316352551
Author: Liza Mundy
Publisher: Hachette Books
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Code Girls by Liza Mundy Book Resume:

The award-winning New York Times bestseller about the American women who secretly served as codebreakers during World War II--a "prodigiously researched and engrossing" (New York Times) book that "shines a light on a hidden chapter of American history" (Denver Post). Recruited by the U.S. Army and Navy from small towns and elite colleges, more than ten thousand women served as codebreakers during World War II. While their brothers and boyfriends took up arms, these women moved to Washington and learned the meticulous work of code-breaking. Their efforts shortened the war, saved countless lives, and gave them access to careers previously denied to them. A strict vow of secrecy nearly erased their efforts from history; now, through dazzling research and interviews with surviving code girls, bestselling author Liza Mundy brings to life this riveting and vital story of American courage, service, and scientific accomplishment.

The History of British Women's Writing, 1610-1690

The History of British Women's Writing, 1610-1690 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0230305504
Author: M. Suzuki
Publisher: Springer
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The History of British Women's Writing, 1610-1690 by M. Suzuki Book Resume:

During the seventeenth century, in response to political and social upheavals such as the English Civil Wars, women produced writings in both manuscript and print. This volume represents recent scholarship that has uncovered new texts as well as introduced new paradigms to further our understanding of women's literary history during this period.

The Corn King and the Spring Queen

The Corn King and the Spring Queen [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1847675123
Author: Naomi Mitchison
Publisher: Canongate Books
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The Corn King and the Spring Queen by Naomi Mitchison Book Resume:

Introduced by Naomi Mitchison. Set over two thousand years ago on the clam and fertile shores of the Black Sea, Naomi Mitchison’s The Corn King and the Spring Queen tells of ancient civilisations where tenderness, beauty and love vie with brutality and dark magic. Erif Der, a young witch, is compelled by her father to marry his powerful rival, Tarrik the Corn King, so becoming the Spring Queen. Forced by her father, she uses her magic spells to try and break Tarrik’s power. But one night Tarrik rescues Sphaeros, an Hellenic philosopher, from a shipwreck. Sphaeros in turn rescues Tarrik from near death and so breaks the enchantment that has bound him. And so begins for Tarrik a Quest – a fabulous voyage of discovery which will bring him new knowledge and which will reunite him with his beautiful Spring Queen. ‘This breathtaking recreation of life in the ancient world welds the power of myth and magic to a stirring plot.’ Ian Rankin