British Avant Garde Fiction of the 1960s

British Avant Garde Fiction of the 1960s
Author: Kaye Mitchell
Publsiher: Edinburgh University Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2019-01-22
ISBN: 1474436218
Category: English fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

British Avant Garde Fiction of the 1960s Book Excerpt:

This collection brings together a selection of original, research-led essays on more than a dozen avant-garde British writers of the 1960s, revealing this to be a crucial - and crucially overlooked - period of British literary history.

The Legacies of Modernism

The Legacies of Modernism
Author: David James
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2011-10-20
ISBN: 1139503472
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Legacies of Modernism Book Excerpt:

An engagement with the continued importance of modernism is vital for building a nuanced account of the development of the novel after 1945. Bringing together internationally distinguished scholars of twentieth- and twenty-first-century literature, these essays reveal how the most innovative writers working today draw on the legacies of modernist literature. Dynamics of influence and adaptation are traced in dialogues between authors from across the twentieth century: Lawrence and A. S. Byatt, Woolf and J. M. Coetzee, Forster and Zadie Smith. The book sets out new critical and disciplinary foundations for rethinking the very terms we use to map the novel's progression and renewal, enhancing our understanding not only of what modernism was but also what it might still become. With its global reach, The Legacies of Modernism will appeal to scholars working not only in the new modernist studies, but also in postcolonial studies and comparative literature.

What is Dance

What is Dance
Author: Roger Copeland,Marshall Cohen
Publsiher: Oxford [Oxfordshire] ; New York : Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 582
Release: 1983
ISBN: 0195031970
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What is Dance Book Excerpt:

Essays explore the nature of the art of dance, discuss the development of dancing styles, and examine the role of dance in society

The Nouveau Roman and Writing in Britain After Modernism

The Nouveau Roman and Writing in Britain After Modernism
Author: Adam Guy
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2019-11-14
ISBN: 019885000X
Category: English fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Nouveau Roman and Writing in Britain After Modernism Book Excerpt:

The nouveau roman and Writing in Britain After Modernism recovers a neglected literary history. In the late 1950s, news began to arrive in Britain of a group of French writers who were remaking the form of the novel. In the work of Michel Butor, Marguerite Duras, Robert Pinget, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Nathalie Sarraute, and Claude Simon, the hallmarks of novelistic writing--discernible characters, psychological depth, linear chronology--were discarded in favour of other aesthetic horizons. Transposed to Britain's highly polarized literary culture, the nouveau roman became a focal point for debates about the novel. For some, the nouveau roman represented an aberration, and a pernicious turn against the humanistic values that the novel embodied. For others, it provided a route out of the stultifying conventionality and conformism that had taken root in British letters. On both sides, one question persisted: given the innovations of interwar modernism, to what extent was the nouveau roman actually new? This book begins by drawing on publishers archives and hitherto undocumented sources from a wide range of periodicals to show how the nouveau roman was mediated to the British public. Of central importance here is the publisher Calder & Boyars, and its belief that the nouveau roman could be enjoyed by a mass public. The book then moves onto literary responses in Britain to the nouveau roman, focusing on questions of translation, realism, the end of empire, and the writing of the project. From the translations of Maria Jolas, through to the hostile responses of the circle around C. P. Snow, and onto the literary debts expressed in novels by Brian W. Aldiss, Christine Brooke-Rose, Eva Figes, B. S. Johnson, Alan Sheridan, Muriel Spark, and Denis Williams, the nouveau roman is shown to be a central concern in the postwar British literary field.

My Rebellious and Imperfect Eye

 My Rebellious and Imperfect Eye
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2021-10-18
ISBN: 9004487409
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Rebellious and Imperfect Eye Book Excerpt:

“My Rebellious and Imperfect Eye”: Observing Geoffrey Grigson acknowledges and celebrates Geoffrey Grigson (1905-1985) as an all-round man, as a distinctive lyrical poet, as the exact observer of nature and of men, in the past and in the present, as a pioneering literary critic and art critic, as an unrivalled anthologist, as a ground-breaking editor, as a broadcaster, as a botanist - the list could be extended. In an unsurpassed number of diverse areas of artistic and natural culture, Grigson passionately communicated all he experienced and felt to as wide an audience as possible. Therefore, as the centenary of his birth comes in view, it seems singularly appropriate to celebrate Geoffrey Grigson's unique contribution to the twentieth-century cultural scene. In a writing career spanning nearly sixty years, he was unmatched by any of his contemporaries for a range which reaches from the edges of journalism into and beyond the academic world. In prose and verse, the nineteen contributors to this volume, amongst them some of the most distinguished names in contemporary English letters, would hardly claim to have covered every aspect of Grigson's genius, but they do manage to touch upon most of the territory he illuminated. The volume contains a full bibliography of Grigson's work and a number of his drawings.

Evolution on British Television and Radio

Evolution on British Television and Radio
Author: Alexander Hall
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 3030830438
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Robert Graves and the Classical Tradition

Robert Graves and the Classical Tradition
Author: A. G. G. Gibson
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 370
Release: 2015
ISBN: 0198738056
Category: English literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Robert Graves and the Classical Tradition Book Excerpt:

This collection of essays provides the latest scholarship on Graves' historical fiction (for example in I, Claudius and Count Belisarius) and his use of mythical figures in his poetry, as well as an examination of his controversial retelling of the Greek Myths.

Shakespeare Survey Volume 64 Shakespeare as Cultural Catalyst

Shakespeare Survey  Volume 64  Shakespeare as Cultural Catalyst
Author: Peter Holland
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2011-10-06
ISBN: 1316139492
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shakespeare Survey Volume 64 Shakespeare as Cultural Catalyst Book Excerpt:

Shakespeare Survey is a yearbook of Shakespeare studies and production. Since 1948, Survey has published the best international scholarship in English and many of its essays have become classics of Shakespeare criticism. Each volume is devoted to a theme, or play, or group of plays; each also contains a section of reviews of that year's textual and critical studies and of the year's major British performances. The theme for volume 64 is 'Shakespeare as Cultural Catalyst'. The complete set of Survey volumes is also available online at http://www.cambridge.org/online/shakespearesurvey. This fully searchable resource enables users to browse by author, essay and volume, search by play, theme and topic, and save and bookmark their results.

Raymond Roussel and the Republic of Dreams

Raymond Roussel and the Republic of Dreams
Author: Mark Ford
Publsiher: Cornell University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2019-01-24
ISBN: 1501724142
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Raymond Roussel and the Republic of Dreams Book Excerpt:

Raymond Roussel, one of the most outlandishly compelling literary figures of modern times, died in mysterious circumstances at the age of fifty-six in 1933. The story Mark Ford tells about Roussel's life and work is at once captivating, heartbreaking, and almost beyond belief. Could even Proust or Nabokov have invented a character as strange and memorable as the exquisite dandy and graphomaniac this book brings to life? Roussel's poetry, novels, and plays influenced the work of many well-known writers and artists: Jean Cocteau found in him "genius in its pure state," while Salvador Dalí, who died with a copy of Roussel's Impressions d'Afrique on his bedside table, believed him to be one of France's greatest writers ever. Edmond Rostand, Marcel Duchamp, André Breton, Michel Foucault, and Alain Robbe-Grillet all testified to the power of his unique imagination. By any standards, Roussel led an extraordinary life. Tremendously wealthy, he took two world tours during which he hardly left his hotel rooms. He never wore his clothes more than twice, and generally avoided conversation because he dreaded that it might turn morbid. Ford, himself a poet, traces the evolution of Roussel's bizarre compositional methods and describes the idiosyncrasies of a life structured as obsessively as Roussel structured his writing.

George Orwell

George Orwell
Author: Gordon Bowker
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2013-03-14
ISBN: 1405528052
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

George Orwell Book Excerpt:

'Adds enormously to our understanding of the man' Evening Standard George Orwell was one of the greatest writers England produced in the last century. He left an enduring mark on our language and culture, with concepts such as 'Big Brother' and 'Room 101.' His reputation rests not only on his political shrewdness and his sharp satires (Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four) but also on his marvellously clear style and superb essays, which rank with the best ever written. Gordon Bowker's new biography includes fascinating new material which brings Orwell'slife into unfamiliar focus. He writes revealingly about Orwell's family background; the lasting influence of Eton on his work and character; his superstitious streak and youthful flirtation with black magic; and his chaotic and reckless sex life, which included at least one homoerotic relationship. It highlights the strange circumstances of his first marriage and provides remarkable new evidence of his experiences in Spain and their nightmarish consequences. It also offers a fresh look at his peculiar deathbed marriage to a woman fifteen years his junior. All this has enabled Bowker to give Orwell's life a brilliantly fresh and distinctive interpretation.

Shadows of the Past in Contemporary British Fiction

Shadows of the Past in Contemporary British Fiction
Author: David Leon Higdon
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 219
Release: 1984-06-18
ISBN: 1349047619
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The National Union Catalog Pre 1956 Imprints

The National Union Catalog  Pre 1956 Imprints
Author: Library of Congress,American Library Association. Committee on Resources of American Libraries. National Union Catalog Subcommittee
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1972
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Catalogs, Union
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Evelyn Waugh

Evelyn Waugh
Author: Alain Blayac
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 160
Release: 1991-12-02
ISBN: 1349218030
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evelyn Waugh Book Excerpt:

In this volume of essays casting new light on aspects of Waugh's life and writings, the essential Waugh emerges as a diffident artist and a sensitive recorder not only of the Roaring Twenties but also of his century. Evelyn Waugh's undisputed talent and controversial personality are set off in a series of studies that provide new elements towards the understanding of the man and the artist: the annulment of his first marriage, his relations with the BBC are for the first time dealt with in depth and objectivity.

The 1960s

The 1960s
Author: Philip Tew,James Riley,Melanie Seddon
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2018-07-26
ISBN: 135001169X
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The 1960s Book Excerpt:

How did social, cultural and political events in Britain during and leading up to the 1960s shape modern British fiction? The 1960s were the "swinging decade†?: a newly energised youth culture went hand-in-hand with new technologies, expanding educational opportunities, new social attitudes and profound political differences between the generations. This volume explores the ways in which these apparently seismic changes were reflected in British fiction of the decade. Chapters cover feminist writing that fused the personal and the political, gay, lesbian and immigrant voices and the work of visionary experimental and science fiction writers. A major critical re-evaluation of the decade, this volume covers such writers as J.G. Ballard, Anthony Burgess, A.S. Byatt, Angela Carter, John Fowles, Christopher Isherwood, Doris Lessing, Michael Moorcock and V.S. Naipaul.

The Swarming Streets

The Swarming Streets
Author: Lawrence Phillips
Publsiher: Rodopi
Total Pages: 227
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9789042016637
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Swarming Streets Book Excerpt:

Ranging from the turn of the nineteenth century to the last few years of the twentieth century, The Swarming Streets explores the representation of London in the last century through some of the major writers who have made it the foundation of their work. The natural companion to recent major histories and biographies of the metropolis, students and researchers alike will find major new essays on Virginia Woolf, Dorothy Richardson, Storm Jameson, E. Nesbit, Julian Barnes, Iain Sinclair, Graham Swift, B. S. Johnson, and Andrea Levy and others. Drawing on a rich variety of critical approaches, each essay is distinct as well as contributing to an overall analysis of literary representations of twentieth-century London.

The Post War Experimental Novel

The Post War Experimental Novel
Author: Andrew Hodgson
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2019-10-31
ISBN: 1350076856
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Post War Experimental Novel Book Excerpt:

Delving into how the traumatic experience of the Second World War formed – or perhaps malformed – the post-war experimental novel, this book explores how the symbolic violence of post-war normalization warped societies' perception of reality. Andrew Hodgson explores how the novel was used by authors to attempt to communicate in such a climate, building a memorial space that has been omitted from literatures and societies of the post-war period. Hodgson investigates this space as it is portrayed in experimental modern British and French fiction, considering themes of amnesia, myopia, delusion and dementia. Such themes are constantly referred back to and posit in narrative a motive for the very broken forms these books often take – books in boxes; of spare pages to be shuffled at the reader's will; with holes in pages; missing whole sections of the alphabet; or books written and then entirely scrubbed out in smudged black ink. Covering the works of B. S. Johnson, Ann Quin, Georges Perec, Roland Topor, Raymond Queneau and others, Andrew Hodgson shows that there is method to the madness of experimental fiction and legitimizes the form as a prominent presence within a wider literary and historical movement in European and American avant-garde literatures.

British Radio Drama 1945 63

British Radio Drama  1945 63
Author: Hugh Chignell
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2019-09-19
ISBN: 1501329715
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

British Radio Drama 1945 63 Book Excerpt:

British Radio Drama, 1945-1963 reveals the quality and range of the avant-garde radio broadcasts from the 'golden age' of British radio drama. Turning away from the cautious and conservative programming that emerged in the UK immediately after World War II, young generations of radio producers looked to French theatre, introducing writers such as Samuel Beckett and Eugene Ionesco to British radio audiences. This 'theatre of the absurd' triggered a renaissance of writing and production featuring the work of Giles Cooper, Rhys Adrian and Harold Pinter, as well as the launch of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. Based on primary archival research and interviews with former BBC staff, Hugh Chignell places this high-point in the BBC's history in the broader context of British post-war culture, as norms of morality and behavior were re-negotiated in the shadow of the Cold War, while at once establishing the internationalism of post-war radio and theatre.

The Collected Non Fiction

The Collected Non Fiction
Author: George Orwell
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017-03-09
ISBN: 0241253470
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Collected Non Fiction Book Excerpt:

The twelve edited volumes of Orwell's non-fiction, collected for the first time in one invaluable ebook. A rich treasure trove of material, this unique collection includes Orwell's reviews, broadcasts, notebooks, wartime diaries, articles on socialism and censorship, correspondence with luminaries such as Arthur Koestler, Anthony Powell and Evelyn Waugh, and famous essays such as 'Politics and the English Language', 'Why I Write' and 'Some Thoughts on the Common Toad'. Edited by Professor Peter Davison, the collection encompasses twelve annotated volumes and ranges across the whole of Orwell's writing life, from 1903 to 1950. As well as providing an unparalleled insight into Orwell's life and works, the volume offers a wonderful overview of the social, literary and political events of the thirties and forties. It will be an invaluable resource for fans, students and scholars alike. Contents: A Kind of Compulsion (1903-36) Facing Unpleasant Facts (1937-39) A Patriot After All (1940-41) All Propaganda is Lies (1941-42) Keeping Our Little Corner Clean (1942-43) Two Wasted Years (1943) I Have Tried to Tell the Truth (1943-44) I Belong to the Left (1945) Smothered Under Journalism (1946) It is What I Think (1947-48) Our Job is to Make Life Worth Living (1949-50) The Lost Orwell

Eileen

Eileen
Author: Sylvia Topp
Publsiher: Unbound Publishing
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-03-05
ISBN: 1783527501
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eileen Book Excerpt:

This is the never-before-told story of George Orwell's first wife, Eileen, a woman who shaped, supported, and even saved the life of one of the twentieth century's greatest writers. In 1934, Eileen O'Shaughnessy's futuristic poem, 'End of the Century, 1984', was published. The next year, she would meet George Orwell, then known as Eric Blair, at a party. 'Now that is the kind of girl I would like to marry!' he remarked that night. Years later, Orwell would name his greatest work, Nineteen Eighty-Four, in homage to the memory of Eileen, the woman who shaped his life and his art in ways that have never been acknowledged by history, until now. From the time they spent in a tiny village tending goats and chickens, through the Spanish Civil War, to the couple's narrow escape from the destruction of their London flat during a German bombing raid, and their adoption of a baby boy, Eileen is the first account of the Blairs' nine-year marriage. It is also a vivid picture of bohemianism, political engagement, and sexual freedom in the 1930s and '40s. Through impressive depth of research, illustrated throughout with photos and images from the time, this captivating and inspiring biography offers a completely new perspective on Orwell himself, and most importantly tells the life story of an exceptional woman who has been unjustly overlooked.

Irish Writers and the Thirties

Irish Writers and the Thirties
Author: Katrina Goldstone
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2020-12-30
ISBN: 1000291014
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Irish Writers and the Thirties Book Excerpt:

This original study focusing on four Irish writers – Leslie Daiken, Charles Donnelly, Ewart Milne and Michael Sayers – retrieves a hitherto neglected episode of Thirties literary history which highlights the local and global aspects of Popular Front cultural movements. From interwar London to the Spanish Civil War and the USSR, the book examines the lives and work of Irish writers through their writings, their witness texts and their political activism. The relationships of these writers to George Orwell, Samuel Beckett, T.S. Eliot, Nancy Cunard, William Carlos Williams and other figures of cultural significance within the interwar period sheds new light on the internationalist aspects of a Leftist cultural history. The book also explores how Irish literary women on the Left defied marginalization. The impetus of the book is not merely to perform an act of literary salvage but to find new ways of re-imagining what might be said to constitute Irish literature mid-twentieth century; and to illustrate how Irish writers played a role in a transforming political moment of the twentieth century. It will be of interest to scholars and students of cultural history and literature, Irish diaspora studies, Jewish studies, and the social and literary history of the Thirties.