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The English Novel in History: 1950 to the Present

The English Novel in History: 1950 to the Present

by: Steven Connor

 

Steven Connor provides in-depth analyses of the novel and its relationship with its own form, with contemporary culture and with history. He incorporates an extensive and varied range of writers in his discussions such as George Orwell William Golding Angela Carter Doris Lessing Timothy Mo...


ISBN: 9780415072311

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd

Subject: Arts and Creativity, Literature, Literary studies

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The Cambridge Introduction to F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Cambridge Introduction to F. Scott Fitzgerald

by: Kirk Curnutt

 

Although F. Scott Fitzgerald remains one of the most recognizable literary figures of the twentieth century, his legendary life - including his tempestuous romance with his wife and muse Zelda - continues to overshadow his art. However glamorous his image as the poet laureate of the 1920s, he was...


ISBN: 9780521676007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Subject: Arts and Creativity, Literature, Literary studies

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''Afterlife''

''Afterlife''

by: Michael Frayn

 

Afterlife is Michael Frayn's first new play for the National Theatre since Democracy, which premiered at the National in 2003 before West End and Broadway transfers. Afterlife opens in the NT Lyttelton in June. Investigating the life of the Austrian impresario and founder of the Salzburg...


ISBN: 9781408108338

Publisher: A & C Black Publishers Ltd

Subject: Arts and Creativity, Plays, Literature, Literary studies

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''Saved''

''Saved''

by: Edward Bond

 

Described by Edward Bond as 'almost irresponsibly optimistic', Saved is a play set in London in the sixties and reflects a time of social change. Its subject is the cultural poverty and frustration of a generation of young people on the dole and living on council estates. The play was first...


ISBN: 9781408100103

Publisher: A & C Black Publishers Ltd

Subject: Arts and Creativity, Plays, Literature, Literary studies

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After Shakespeare: An Anthology

After Shakespeare: An Anthology

by: John Gross

 

No writer has served as such a powerful source of inspiration for other writers as Shakespeare. No writer has attracted such widespread and varied comment. This unique anthology draws on the vast literature that plays little part in formal Shakespeare criticism and scholarship, but that shows...


ISBN: 9780192142689

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Subject: Arts and Creativity, Literary studies

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Radical Tragedy: Religion, Ideology and Power in the Drama of Shakespeare and His Contemporaries

Radical Tragedy: Religion, Ideology and Power in the Drama of Shakespeare and His...

by: Jonathan Dollimore

 

When it was first published, Radical Tragedy was hailed as a groundbreaking reassessment of the drama of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. An engaged reading of the past with compelling contemporary significance, Radical Tragedy remains a landmark study of Renaissance drama and a classic of...


ISBN: 9781403904782

Publisher: Palgrave USA

Subject: Arts and Creativity, Shakespeare, Literature, Literary studies

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Graham Greene's Thrillers and the 1930s

Graham Greene's Thrillers and the 1930s

by: Brian Diemert

 

Examines the first and most prolific phase of Graham Greene's career, demonstrating the relationship between his fiction and the political, economic, social and literary contexts of the period. Situating Greene alongside other young writers who responded to the worsening political climate of the...


ISBN: 9780773514331

Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press

Subject: Arts and Creativity, Literary studies

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Tolkien: A Cultural Phenomenon

Tolkien: A Cultural Phenomenon

by: Brian Rosebury

 

This comprehensive introduction to Tolkien aims to explain his work clearly, to analyse the mixed reception he has received from critics, and to suggest a positive but level-headed view of his importance as a literary figure. Written in a fluent and accessible style, it is designed both for...


ISBN: 9781403912633

Publisher: Palgrave USA

Subject: Arts and Creativity, Literary studies

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New Companion to Shakespeare

New Companion to Shakespeare

by: Kenneth Muir

 

This book is an authoritative introduction t the whole field of Shakespeare studies. Topics covered include: Shakespeare's life, the theatre of his day and the ways in which he used it, the intellectual and social climate of the age and its influence on him, his use of language and music.


ISBN: 9780521079419

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Subject: Arts and Creativity, Shakespeare, Literature, Literary studies

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Boys and Girls Forever: Reflections on Children's Classics

Boys and Girls Forever: Reflections on Children's Classics

by: Alison Lurie

 

It often seems that the most gifted authors of books for children are not like other writers: instead, in some essential way, they are children themselves. E. Nesbit devoted weeks to building a toy town out of kitchenware. James Barrie spent his holidays playing pirates and Indians with the four...


ISBN: 9780701175191

Publisher: Vintage

Subject: Arts and Creativity, Literary studies

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