Summary Book Review Alan Hollinghurst and the Vitality of Influence by Allan Johnson:
Download or read book Alan Hollinghurst and the Vitality of Influence written by Allan Johnson and published by Springer. This book was released on 2014-04-09 with total page 184 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Alan Hollinghurst and the Vitality of Influence proposes a striking approach for reading the influences that interlace twentieth-century gay British writers. Focusing on the role of the textual image in literary influence, this book moves toward a new understanding of the interpenetration of literary and visual culture in the twentieth century.
Author :Michele Mendelssohn Publisher :Manchester University Press Release Date :2016-07-08 ISBN 10 :9781526100368 Pages :240 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.0/5 (36 users download)
Summary Book Review Alan Hollinghurst by Michele Mendelssohn:
Download or read book Alan Hollinghurst written by Michele Mendelssohn and published by Manchester University Press. This book was released on 2016-07-08 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This groundbreaking, cross-generic collection is the first to consider the entire breadth of Alan Hollinghurst's Booker Prize-winning writing. Focused through the concept of influence, the volume addresses critical issues surrounding the work of Britain's most important contemporary novelist. It encompasses provocative and timely subjects ranging from gay visual cultures and representations, to Victorian, modernist and contemporary literature, as well as race and empire, theatre and cinema, eros and economics. The book reveals the fascinating intellectual and affective matter that lies beneath the polished control and dazzling style of Hollinghurst's work. Alongside contributions by distinguished British and American critics, the book includes an unpublished interview with Hollinghurst. Alan Hollinghurst: Writing under the influence uses a creative range of critical approaches to provide the most authoritative and innovative account available of Hollinghurst's works.
Summary Book Review Sex and Sensibility in the Novels of Alan Hollinghurst by Mark Mathuray:
Download or read book Sex and Sensibility in the Novels of Alan Hollinghurst written by Mark Mathuray and published by Springer. This book was released on 2017-05-26 with total page 202 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Winner of the British Association for Contemporary Literary Studies (BACLS) 2017 Edited Collection Prize This book is a challenging and engaging collection of original essays on the novels of Alan Hollinghurst, Britain’s foremost gay writer and the English novel’s master stylist. The essays engage the precarious and shifting relationship between sex and literary sensibility in his novels and, thus, also attempt to establish the parameters of a new critical discourse for future research on Hollinghurst’s novel, queer theory and the contemporary literary representations of masculinity and sexuality. By coupling the consideration of Hollinghurst’s aesthetics, his sensuously evocative style, to an interrogation of the social, political and sexual currents in his texts, the contributors of this collection provide distinctive interpretations of Hollinghurst’s novels, from Hollinghurst’s uncovering of a gay artistic heritage to his re-signification of earlier English literary styles, from his engagement with the Symbolist fin de siècle to his critique of aestheticism, etc., whilst paying close attention to the formally innovative qualities of his texts.
Summary Book Review The Routledge Companion to Music and Modern Literature by Rachael Durkin:
Download or read book The Routledge Companion to Music and Modern Literature written by Rachael Durkin and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2022-05-27 with total page 462 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Modern literature has always been obsessed by music. It cannot seem to think about itself without obsessing about music. And music has returned the favour. The Routledge Companion to Music and Modern Literature addresses this relationship as a significant contribution to the burgeoning field of word and music studies. The 37 chapters within consider the partnership through four lenses—the universal, opera and literature, musical and literary forms, and popular music and literature—and touch upon diverse and pertinent themes for our modern times, ranging from misogyny to queerness, racial inequality to the claimed universality of whiteness. This Companion therefore offers an essential resource for all who try to decode the musico-literary exchange.
Summary Book Review The Poetics of Otherness and Transition in Naomi Alderman’s Fiction by José M. Yebra:
Download or read book The Poetics of Otherness and Transition in Naomi Alderman’s Fiction written by José M. Yebra and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2020-01-28 with total page 166 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is the first book on Naomi Alderman’s literary production, and highlights the writer’s transcultural recasting of British and Jewish traditions. The four novels analysed here prove to be relevant, not only from a literary viewpoint, but also from the fields of ethics, spirituality and politics. The analysis thus focuses on issues such as alterity and respect towards the other in a globalized context. As such, the book will be of interest to literary critics, researchers, and students in the fields of literature, ethics, and social and cultural studies. The reader will find in the text a comprehensive approach to a young writer who undoubtedly deserves attention given her interrogation of varied and socially relevant topics, including gender and sexual orientation in the early twenty-first century, the rewriting of the Sacred Scriptures, and the discourse of feminist posthuman dystopias.
Summary Book Review The World of E. M. Forster – E. M. Forster and the World by Krzysztof Fordoński:
Download or read book The World of E. M. Forster – E. M. Forster and the World written by Krzysztof Fordoński and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2021-06-11 with total page 168 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Half a century after his demise, and over a century after the publication of his first novel Where Angels Fear to Tread in 1905, E. M. Forster still remains within the scope of interest of readers and critics. His life and his works continue to stir emotions and raise questions concerning humanity, nationality, and world culture(s). However, the opinions vary as to the continuation of the interest in the writer and his works. Some see him and his novels as old-fashioned, while others, like Zadie Smith, find Forster inspiring and the ‘muddled’ protagonists of his books fascinating. Is the interest in this writer to continue, or is it doomed to gradual oblivion? What is there in his life and his stories that can make new generations want to reach out for his works and writings? To understand the place of the writer in the present world, one must look back to the beginnings of Forster’s career, as well as to the times in which he lived, commented on, and created in. This book discusses the presence and legacy of Forster in English literature and social history. Its double title reflects the duality of its content, with the book exploring Forster’s own works as well as the position of Forster and his oeuvre and the values he stood for within British and world culture(s). The book offers, therefore, a variety of new interpretations of a selection of well-known and culturally established works of the writer viewed against the findings of contemporary perspectives. It demonstrates how Forster’s novel, short stories, and non-fictional writings interfuse, affect, and re-shape the literary pieces of other writers.
Summary Book Review Desire and Time in Modern English Fiction: 1919-2017 by Richard Dellamora:
Download or read book Desire and Time in Modern English Fiction: 1919-2017 written by Richard Dellamora and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2020-08-04 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Beginning with Somerset Maugham’s innovative, sexually dissident South Seas novel and tales and Alfred Hitchcock’s gay-inflected revisiting of the Jack the Ripper sensation in silent film, this book considers the continuing presence of the past in future-oriented work of the 1930s and the Second World War by Sylvia Townsend Warner, Virginia Woolf, George Orwell, and the playwright and novelist, Patrick Hamilton. The final three chapters carry the discussion to the present in analyses of works by lesbian, postcolonial, and gay authors such as Sarah Waters, Amitav Ghosh, and Alan Hollinghurst. Focusing on questions about temporality and changes in gender and sexuality, especially gay and lesbian, straight and queer, following the rejection of the Victorian patriarchal marriage model, this study examines the continuing influence of late Victorian Aestheticist and Decadent culture in Modernist writing and its permutations in England.
Summary Book Review Unmaking Love by Ashley T. Shelden:
Download or read book Unmaking Love written by Ashley T. Shelden and published by Columbia University Press. This book was released on 2017-01-10 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The contemporary novel does more than revise our conception of love—it explodes it, queers it, and makes it unrecognizable. Rather than providing union, connection, and completion, love in contemporary fiction destroys the possibility of unity, harbors negativity, and foregrounds difference. Comparing contemporary and modernist depictions of love to delineate critical continuities and innovations, Unmaking Love locates queerness in the novelistic strategies of Ian McEwan, Zadie Smith, Hanif Kureshi, Alan Hollinghurst, and Hari Kunzru. In their work, "queer love" becomes more than shorthand for sexual identity. It comes to embody thwarted expectations, disarticulated organization, and unnerving multiplicity. In queer love, social forms are deformed, affective bonds do not bind, and social structures threaten to come undone. Unmaking Love draws on psychoanalysis and gender and sexuality studies to read love's role in contemporary literature and its relation to queer negativity.
Download or read book Decadence written by Alex Murray and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2020-10-15 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Decadence, that flowering of a mannered literary style in France during the Second Empire, and in the last two decades of the nineteenth century in Britain, holds an endless fascination. Yet the ambiguity of the term 'decadence' and the challenges of identifying its practitioners make grasping its contours difficult. From the obsession with classical cultures, to the responses to the HIV/AIDS crisis of the 1980s and 1990s, this book offers one of the most comprehensive histories of literary Decadence. The essays here interrogate and expand the formal, geographical, and temporal frameworks for understanding Decadent literature, while offering a renewed focus on the role played by women writers. Featuring essays by leading scholars on sexuality, politics, science, translation, the New Woman, Russian and Spanish American Decadence, the influence of cinema on Decadence, and much more, it is essential reading for all those interested in the literature of the 1890s and Oscar Wilde.
Summary Book Review The Wounded Hero in Contemporary Fiction by Susana Onega:
Download or read book The Wounded Hero in Contemporary Fiction written by Susana Onega and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2018-04-27 with total page 297 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Wounded Hero in Contemporary Fiction tracks the emergence of a new type of physically and/or spiritually wounded hero(ine) in contemporary fiction. Editors, Susana Onega and Jean-Michel Ganteu bring together some of the top minds in the field to explore the paradoxical lives of these heroes that have embraced, rather than overcome, their suffering, alienation and marginalisation as a form of self-definition.
Summary Book Review British Literature in Transition, 1980–2000 by Eileen Pollard:
Download or read book British Literature in Transition, 1980–2000 written by Eileen Pollard and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2018-12-20 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The literature of twentieth-century Britain's final twenty years represents a crash course in transitional history. In the aftermath of the 1970s, the nation's hopes of becoming more efficient were high, leading to the fundamental domestic shake-up that was Margaret Thatcher's neoliberal revolution (1979–90). Following the end of the Cold War, Europe was undergoing radical rejuvenation, while the world as a whole began to thrive on new levels of connectivity and proximity brought through rapid advances in communication technology. Later, in the 1990s, Britons were asked to countenance not only internal devolution, but also the crystallisation of a brand-new European and global order. This volume shows how British literature recorded contemporaneous historical change. It traces the emergence and evolution of literary trends as well as enduring transitional shifts in genre, tone, style and thematic preoccupation.
Summary Book Review Gale Researcher Guide for: T. S. Eliot and the Modernist Thunderbolt by A. Michael Matin:
Download or read book Gale Researcher Guide for: T. S. Eliot and the Modernist Thunderbolt written by A. Michael Matin and published by Gale, Cengage Learning . This book was released on with total page 8 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Gale Researcher Guide for: T. S. Eliot and the Modernist Thunderbolt is selected from Gale's academic platform Gale Researcher. These study guides provide peer-reviewed articles that allow students early success in finding scholarly materials and to gain the confidence and vocabulary needed to pursue deeper research.
Summary Book Review Masculine Identity in Modernist Literature by Allan Johnson:
Download or read book Masculine Identity in Modernist Literature written by Allan Johnson and published by Springer. This book was released on 2017-10-14 with total page 173 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is about the modernist narrative voice and its correlation to medical, mythological, and psychoanalytic images of emasculation between 1919 and 1945. It shows how special-effects of rhetoric and form inspired by outré modernist developments in psychoanalysis, occultism, and negative philosophy reshaped both narrative structure and the literary depiction of modern masculine identity. In acknowledging early twentieth-century Anglo-American literature’s self-conscious and self-reflexive understanding of the effect of textual production, this engaging new study depicts a history of writers and readers understanding the role of textual absence in the development and chronicling of masculine anxiety and optimism.
Summary Book Review Enhancing Student-Centred Teaching in Higher Education by Karen Gravett:
Download or read book Enhancing Student-Centred Teaching in Higher Education written by Karen Gravett and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2020-01-22 with total page 380 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores student-staff partnerships through a breadth of co-authored research projects. There is a significant gap in current literature regarding student-staff partnerships, both in the sharing of examples as well as in the examination of partnership working and its impact. Organised into four thematic sections, the editors and contributors highlight the diversity of routes students and staff can take to work in partnership, as well as how research, learning and teaching can be co-created. Written by both university staff and student researchers, the chapters consider the benefits of student-staff partnerships as an antidote to consumerist visions of higher education, and a way of celebrating the potential of students and their voices. This book will be of interest and value to scholars of student-staff partnerships.