The Cambridge Companion to English Poets

Author: Claude Rawson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521874343

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 559

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This volume provides essays by twenty-nine leading scholars and critics on the best English poets from Chaucer to Larkin.

A Companion to Thomas Hardy

Author: Keith Wilson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444324225

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 504

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Through original essays from a distinguished team of internationalscholars and Hardy specialists, A Companion to Thomas Hardyprovides a unique, one-volume resource, which encompasses allaspects of Hardy's major novels, short stories, and poetry Informed by the latest in scholarly, critical, and theoreticaldebates from some of the world's leading Hardy scholars Reveals groundbreaking insights through examinations ofHardy’s major novels, short stories, poetry, and drama Explores Hardy's work in the context of the major intellectualand socio-cultural currents of his time and assesses his legacy forsubsequent writers

The Cambridge Companion to English Novelists

Author: Adrian Poole

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139828118

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

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In this Companion, leading scholars and critics address the work of the most celebrated and enduring novelists from the British Isles (excluding living writers): among them Defoe, Richardson, Sterne, Austen, Dickens, the Brontës, George Eliot, Hardy, James, Lawrence, Joyce, and Woolf. The significance of each writer in their own time is explained, the relation of their work to that of predecessors and successors explored, and their most important novels analysed. These essays do not aim to create a canon in a prescriptive way, but taken together they describe a strong developing tradition of the writing of fictional prose over the past 300 years. This volume is a helpful guide for those studying and teaching the novel, and will allow readers to consider the significance of less familiar authors such as Henry Green and Elizabeth Bowen alongside those with a more established place in literary history.

The Cambridge Companion to the Victorian Novel

Author: Deirdre David

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107495644

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 287

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In the Victorian period, the British novel reached a wide readership and played a major role in the shaping of national and individual identity. As we come to understand the ways the novel contributed to public opinion on religion, gender, sexuality and race, we continue to be entertained and enlightened by the works of Dickens, George Eliot, Thackeray, Trollope and many others. This second edition of the Companion to the Victorian Novel has been updated fully, taking account of new research and critical methodologies. There are four new chapters and the others have been thoroughly updated, as has the guide to further reading. Designed to appeal to students, teachers and readers, these essays reflect the latest approaches to reading and understanding Victorian fiction.

The Cambridge Companion to Joseph Conrad

Author: J. H. Stape

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521484848

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 258

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The Cambridge Companion to Joseph Conrad offers a wide-ranging introduction to the fiction of Joseph Conrad, one of the most influential novelists of the twentieth century. Leading Conrad scholars give an account of Conrad's life, provide detailed readings of his major works, and discuss his narrative techniques, his complex relationship with cultural developments of his time, his influence on later writers and artists, and recent developments in Conrad criticism. The volume, which is aimed at students and the general reader, also contains a chronology and guide to further reading.

The Cambridge Companion to Postcolonial Literary Studies

Author: Neil Lazarus

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521534185

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 301

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The Cambridge Companion to Postcolonial Literary Studies, first published in 2004, offers a lucid introduction and overview of one of the most important strands in recent literary theory and cultural studies. The volume aims to introduce readers to key concepts, methods, theories, thematic concerns, and contemporary debates in the field. Drawing on a wide range of disciplines, contributors explain the impact of history, sociology and philosophy on the study of postcolonial literatures and cultures. Topics examined include everything from anti-colonial nationalism and decolonisation to globalisation, migration flows, and the 'brain drain' which constitute the past and present of 'the postcolonial condition'. The volume also pays attention to the sociological and ideological conditions surrounding the emergence of postcolonial literary studies as an academic field in the late 1970s and early 1980s. The Companion turns an authoritative, engaged and discriminating lens on postcolonial literary studies.

The New Cambridge Companion to Joseph Conrad

Author: J. H. Stape

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107035309

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 236

View: 1409

This volume offers both students and scholars a comprehensive overview of the most recent developments in Conrad studies.

The Cambridge Companion to Postcolonial Poetry

Author: Jahan Ramazani

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107090717

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 300

View: 2839

This Companion is the first to explore postcolonial poetry through regional, historical, political, formal, textual and gender approaches.

The Cambridge Companion to Twentieth-Century English Poetry

Author: Neil Corcoran

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139828109

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 268

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The last century was characterised by an extraordinary flowering of the art of poetry in Britain. These specially commissioned essays by some of the most highly regarded poetry critics offer a stimulating and reliable overview of English poetry of the twentieth century. The opening section on contexts will both orientate readers relatively new to the field and provide provocative syntheses for those already familiar with it. Following the terms introduced by this section, individual chapters cover many ways of looking at the 'modern', the 'modernist' and the 'postmodern'. The core of the volume is made up of extensive discussions of individual poets, from W. B. Yeats and W. H. Auden to contemporary poets such as Simon Armitage and Carol Ann Duffy. In its coverage of the development, themes and contexts of modern poetry, this Companion is the most useful guide available for students, lecturers and readers.

The Ashgate Research Companion to Thomas Hardy

Author: Dr Rosemarie Morgan

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409476308

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 628

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Bringing together eminent Hardy scholars, The Ashgate Research Companion to Thomas Hardy offers an overview of Hardy scholarship and suggests new directions in Hardy studies. While several collections have surveyed the Hardy landscape, no previous volume has been composed specifically for scholars and advanced graduate students. This companion is specially designed to aid original research on Hardy and serve as the critical basis for Hardy studies in the new millennium.

The Oxford Handbook of Victorian Poetry

Author: Matthew Bevis

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191653039

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 908

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'I am inclined to think that we want new forms . . . as well as thoughts', confessed Elizabeth Barrett to Robert Browning in 1845. The Oxford Handbook of Victorian Poetry provides a closely-read appreciation of the vibrancy and variety of Victorian poetic forms, and attends to poems as both shaped and shaping forces. The volume is divided into four main sections. The first section on 'Form' looks at a few central innovations and engagements—'Rhythm', 'Beat', 'Address', 'Rhyme', 'Diction', 'Syntax', and 'Story'. The second section, 'Literary Landscapes', examines the traditions and writers (from classical times to the present day) that influence and take their bearings from Victorian poets. The third section provides 'Readings' of twenty-three poets by concentrating on particular poems or collections of poems, offering focused, nuanced engagements with the pleasures and challenges offered by particular styles of thinking and writing. The final section, 'The Place of Poetry', conceives and explores 'place' in a range of ways in order to situate Victorian poetry within broader contexts and discussions: the places in which poems were encountered; the poetic representation and embodiment of various sites and spaces; the location of the 'Victorian' alongside other territories and nationalities; and debates about the place - and displacement - of poetry in Victorian society. This Handbook is designed to be not only an essential resource for those interested in Victorian poetry and poetics, but also a landmark publication—provocative, seminal volume that will offer a lasting contribution to future studies in the area.

Patriarchy and Its Discontents

Sexual Politics in Selected Novels and Stories of Thomas Hardy

Author: Joanna Devereux

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415941419

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 166

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First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Reading Thomas Hardy

Author: George Levine

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107177960

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 162

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This major new reading of the novels of Thomas Hardy, by leading critic George Levine, disentangles the author's often elaborately distanced prose from his beautiful poetic and precise renderings of the natural world. Clear, direct and minimally academic in his own writing, Levine provides an overview of Hardy's entire fictional canon, with extensive discussions of his early and late novels including his last, The Well-Beloved. Levine draws new attention to the way Hardy absorbed both the ideas and the writing strategies of Charles Darwin, and develops new perspectives first articulated in the criticism of great novelists - in particular Virginia Woolf and D. H. Lawrence. Levine departs from the critical norm by reading Hardy in the context of his deep feeling for the natural world and all living things, and the implicit affirmation of life that sometimes drives his bleakest narratives.



Author: Alejo Carpentier

Publisher: N.A


Category: German language materials

Page: 335

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