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The Cambridge Introduction to W.B. Yeats (Cambridge by David Holdeman

By David Holdeman

This creation to 1 of the 20 th century's most crucial writers examines Yeats's poems, performs and tales when it comes to biographical, literary, and old contexts. Yeats wrote with ardour and eloquence approximately own disappointments, his obsession with eire, and the trendy era's lack of religion in conventional ideals approximately paintings, faith, empire, social classification, gender and intercourse. His works uniquely replicate the slow transition from Victorian aestheticism to the modernism of Pound, Eliot and Joyce. this can be the 1st introductory research to think about his paintings in all genres in gentle of the newest biographies, new variations of his letters and manuscripts, and up to date debts by way of feminist and postcolonial critics. whereas utilizing this advent, scholars may have speedy entry to the realm of present Yeats scholarship in addition to being supplied with the basic evidence approximately his existence and literary profession and recommendations for extra studying.

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Fiction against History: Scott as Storyteller by James Kerr

By James Kerr

Walter Scott was once acutely aware of the fictionality of his "historical" narratives. Assuming Scott's willing expertise of the issues of historic illustration, James Kerr reads the Waverley novels as a grand fictional venture built round the courting among the language of fiction and the historic fact. Scott intentionally performed fiction and heritage off opposed to each other; and we will be able to see all through his novels a rigidity among the romancer, recasting the occasions of the previous in line with recognizably literary logics, and the historian, proposing a correct account of the previous. This contradiction, mirrored in Scott's commonplace mix of romance and realism, continues to be unresolved, even within the so much self-conscious of his works. it's during this interaction of fiction and historical past that Professor Kerr identifies the wealthy complexity of the Waverley novels.

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Postcards from the Trenches: Negotiating the Space between by Allyson Booth

By Allyson Booth

The remarkable significance of dying in the course of international warfare I ceaselessly altered how humans perceived their global and the way they represented these perceptions. In Postcards from the Trenches, Allyson sales space strains the advanced courting among British nice warfare tradition and modernist writings. She exhibits that, throughout the event of the good battle, either civilian and combatant modernist writers stumbled on that language might not signify event. She is going directly to establish and contextualize a number of of the ensuing modernist tropes: she hyperlinks the dissolving modernist self to squaddies' familiarity with corpses, the modernist distrust of factuality to the obvious inaccessibility of proof in regards to the "rape of Belgium," and the modernist curiosity in a number of viewpoints to the singularity of standpoint with which generals studied battlefield maps. even though her emphasis is on literary works by means of Robert Graves, E.M. Forster, and Vera Brittain, between others, Booth's research extends to memorials, posters, and structure of the nice struggle. This interdisciplinary caliber of Booth's research ends up in a far deeper realizing of the way the good warfare affected cultural representations and the way that tradition represented the warfare.

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Philosophy of Nonsense: The Intuitions of Victorian Nonsense by Jean-Jacques Lecercle

By Jean-Jacques Lecercle

'Jean-Jacques Lecercle's outstanding Philosophy of Nonsense deals a sustained and demanding account of a space that's frequently swiftly pushed aside. utilizing the assets of up to date philosophy - particularly Deleuze and Lyotard - he manages to convey out the significance of nonsense' - Andrew Benjamin, collage of Warwick Why are we, and specifically why are philosophers and linguists, so eager about nonsense? Why do Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear seem in such a lot of in a different way uninteresting and dry educational books? This a laugh, but rigorous new e-book via Jean-Jacques Lecercle indicates how the style of nonsense was once developed and why it has proved so enduring and enlightening for linguistics and philosophy.

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Katherine Mansfield and Continental Europe: Connections and by Gerri Kimber

By Gerri Kimber

This quantity deals new interpretations of Katherine Mansfield's paintings through bringing jointly contemporary biographical and critical-theoretical methods to her existence and artwork within the context of Continental Europe. It positive factors chapters on Mansfield's reception in different eu nations along with her personal translations of alternative eu writers.

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Oxford Twenty-First Century Approaches to Literature: Middle by Paul Strohm

By Paul Strohm

Those unique essays suggest to impress instead of reassure, to problem instead of codify. rather than summarizing present wisdom after the style of the now-ubiquitous literary 'companions,' those essays target at beginning clean dialogue; rather than emphasizing settled consensus they direct their readers to components of enlivened and unresolved debate. even if 'major authors' corresponding to Chaucer and Langland are richly represented, many little-known and missed texts are regarded as good. research is dedicated not just to self-sufficient works, yet to the overall stipulations of textual creation and reception. participants to this assortment contain a few famous and well known names, but in addition an excellent many more recent faces: more youthful students whose groundbreaking learn is simply entering complete view, and whose views will effect the phrases of literary dialogue within the a long time to return. inspired to invest, they've got addressed themes that unsettle past different types of research. every one is orientated towards the emergent, the unfinalized, the yet-to-be-done. each one essay stirs new questions and concludes with feedback for additional studying and research that would let readers to increase their very own examine into the questions it has raised.

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James Thomson: Essays for the Tercentenary by Richard Terry

By Richard Terry

James Thomson: Essays for the Tercentenary is the 1st number of essays committed solely to the works of the eighteenth-century Scottish poet James Thomson. the amount is split into sections, the 1st addressing Thomson’s writings themselves, and the second one the reception of his works after his loss of life and their impression on later writers. the 1st part includes essays reading the politics and aesthetics of Thomson’s significant poems and likewise a reevaluation of Thomson as a heroic dramatist. the second one part capitalizes at the simple task felt through many in Thomson’s personal century that the poet, in particular via his such a lot winning poem The Seasons, had received for himself an indelible popularity. This quantity presents a definitive reappraisal of his fulfillment for our personal times.

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Student Companion to Jane Austen by Debra Teachman

By Debra Teachman

Generations of readers and picture audience were interested in the lively heroines of ^USense and Sensibility and ^UEmma. ready specially for college kids, this full-length serious examine of Jane Austen covers her six such a lot loved works, together with the 2 novels ^UNorthanger Abbey and ^UPersuasion, published posthumously. younger readers will benefit from the brilliant biographical account of the way Austen herself was once only a teen whilst she took up the pen and commenced to jot down in guarded secrecy. Austen student Debra Teachman has a historian's eye for aspect as she describes Austen's homelife within the English geographical region and the social atmosphere that have been rather a lot part of Austen's tales. Teachman examines every one novel, concerning how historic context encouraged the characters, occasions and subject matters that Austen constructed. Teachman eloquently issues out, for instance, that whereas Austen doesn't brazenly hold forth feminism in any of her novels, the shortcoming of criminal security for girls is a crucial societal subject matter in ^USense and Sensibility. Her dialogue of the industrial realities on the center of Austen's novels can help readers get pleasure from that works like the best-selling Pride and Prejudice are greater than simply captivating stories.

In addition to studying the literary parts in each one paintings of fiction by way of Jane Austen, this spouse additionally provides scholars an outline of Austen's literary background. Discussing first the unconventional itself as a style, this beneficial bankruptcy then identifies each one sub-genre that motivated Austen: epistolary writing, the journey novel, the gothic shape, and Women's Rights novels. an in depth bibliography directs readers to biographical fabrics, ancient files, studies, feedback and various different available resources that would improve their extra learn of Austen's writings. for college students of vintage fiction, this good written serious learn aids within the amusement and knowing of the existence and works of Jane Austen.

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Ireland in Official Print Culture, 1800-1850 by Niall Ó Ciosáin

By Niall Ó Ciosáin

The a long time after 1800 observed a primary redefinition of the function of the country in eire. a few of the so much pervasive and enduring varieties of authentic intervention and legislation date from this era, reminiscent of an enduring centralised police strength, a procedure of undemanding schooling, a community of small courts, and a countrywide procedure of terrible aid. lots of those have been preceded by way of large-scale respectable investigations whose effects have been released as parliamentary studies, one other novel element of kingdom job. Ireland in legit Print tradition, 1800-1850, analyses the development and dissemination of an legitimate snapshot of Irish society in these reviews. It takes as its significant instance a nation inquiry into poverty: the biggest social survey of eire: lasting from 1833 to 1836, working to hundreds of thousands of pages, and providing a special perception into pre-famine society and reliable perceptions of it.

This quantity additionally illuminates different modern facets of the advance of the kingdom. The 1820s observed the start in eire of a finished engagement with the parliamentary approach by way of the inhabitants at huge, with the looks of the 1st mass electoral business enterprise in Europe, the Catholic organization. ultimately, the Union of 1801 intended that Irish laws was once now mentioned and enacted in Britain instead of in eire, and via a parliament and public newly educated through professional experiences on eire. This was once for this reason a very important interval within the building of the general public figuring out of eire in either Britain and eire, a approach within which the nation and its guides performed a primary function.

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