Summary Book Review The Swimming-Pool Library by Alan Hollinghurst:
Download or read book The Swimming-Pool Library written by Alan Hollinghurst and published by Random House. This book was released on 2010-09-30 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Young, gay, William Beckwith spends his time, and his trust fund, idly cruising London for erotic encounters. When he saves the life of an elderly man in a public convenience an unlikely job opportunity presents itself - the man, Lord Nantwich, is seeking a biographer. Will agrees to take a look at Nantwich’s diaries. But in the story he unravels, a tragedy of twentieth-century gay repression, lurk bitter truths about Will’s own privileged existence.
Summary Book Review From The Swimming-pool Library by Alan Hollinghurst:
Download or read book From The Swimming-pool Library written by Alan Hollinghurst and published by . This book was released on 1991 with total page 429 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Territories of Desire in Queer Culture by David Alderson:
Download or read book Territories of Desire in Queer Culture written by David Alderson and published by Manchester University Press. This book was released on 2000 with total page 246 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book engages with, and develops, current debates about desire and sexual identification by focusing on a wide selection of contemporary literature, film, and theory. These texts range from the novels of Alan Hollinghurst and Paul Magrs to the work of Pedro Almodovar, RuPaul, Derek Jarman, and Camille Paglia, as well as TV programs like "Ellen" and "Shinjuku Boys, " and individual films such as Collard's "Savage Nights."
Summary Book Review British Culture of the Post-War by Alastair Davies:
Download or read book British Culture of the Post-War written by Alastair Davies and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-04-15 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From Angus Wilson to Pat Barker and Salman Rushdie, British Culture of the Post-War is an ideal starting point for those studying cultural developments in Britain of recent years. Chapters on individual people and art forms give a clear and concise overview of the progression of different genres. They also discuss the wider issues of Britain's relationship with America and Europe, and the idea of Britishness. Each section is introduced with a short discussion of the major historical events of the period. Read as a whole, British Culture of the Postwar will give students a comprehensive introduction to this turbulent and exciting period, and a greater understanding of the cultural production arising from it.
Author :Dominic Head Publisher :Cambridge University Press Release Date :2002-03-07 ISBN 10 :0521669669 Pages :307 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.2/5 (166 users download)
Summary Book Review The Cambridge Introduction to Modern British Fiction, 1950-2000 by Dominic Head:
Download or read book The Cambridge Introduction to Modern British Fiction, 1950-2000 written by Dominic Head and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2002-03-07 with total page 307 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this introduction to post-war fiction in Britain, Dominic Head shows how the novel yields a special insight into the important areas of social and cultural history in the second half of the twentieth century. Head's study is the most exhaustive survey of post-war British fiction available. It includes chapters on the state and the novel, class and social change, gender and sexual identity, national identity and multiculturalism. Throughout Head places novels in their social and historical context. He highlights the emergence and prominence of particular genres and links these developments to the wider cultural context. He also provides provocative readings of important individual novelists, particularly those who remain staple reference points in the study of the subject. Accessible, wide-ranging and designed specifically for use on courses, this is the most current introduction to the subject available. An invaluable resource for students and teachers alike.
Summary Book Review The Line of Beauty by Alan Hollinghurst:
Download or read book The Line of Beauty written by Alan Hollinghurst and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2008-12-17 with total page 448 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Winner of the 2004 Man Booker Prize and a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award and the NBCC award. From Alan Hollinghurst, the acclaimed author of The Sparsholt Affair, The Line of Beauty is a sweeping novel about class, sex, and money during four extraordinary years of change and tragedy. In the summer of 1983, twenty-year-old Nick Guest moves into an attic room in the Notting Hill home of the Feddens: conservative Member of Parliament Gerald, his wealthy wife Rachel, and their two children, Toby-whom Nick had idolized at Oxford-and Catherine, who is highly critical of her family's assumptions and ambitions. As the boom years of the eighties unfold, Nick, an innocent in the world of politics and money, finds his life altered by the rising fortunes of this glamorous family. His two vividly contrasting love affairs, one with a young black clerk and one with a Lebanese millionaire, dramatize the dangers and rewards of his own private pursuit of beauty, a pursuit as compelling to Nick as the desire for power and riches among his friends. Richly textured, emotionally charged, disarmingly comic, this is a major work by one of our finest writers.
Summary Book Review Twenty-First-Century Readings of E. M. Forster's 'Maurice' by Emma Sutton:
Download or read book Twenty-First-Century Readings of E. M. Forster's 'Maurice' written by Emma Sutton and published by Liverpool University Press. This book was released on 2020-03-26 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is the first book-length study of Forster’s posthumously-published novel. Nine essays focus exclusively on Maurice and its dynamic afterlives in literature, film and new media during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Begun in 1913 and revised over almost fifty years, Maurice became a defining text in Forster’s work and a canonical example of queer fiction. Yet the critical tendency to read Maurice primarily as a ‘revelation’ of Forster’s homosexuality has obscured important biographical, political and aesthetic contexts for this novel. This collection places Maurice among early twentieth-century debates about politics, philosophy, religion, gender, Aestheticism and allegory. Essays explore how the novel interacts with literary predecessors and contemporaries including John Bunyan, Oscar Wilde, Havelock Ellis and Edward Carpenter, and how it was shaped by personal relationships such as Forster’s friendship with Florence Barger. They close-read the textual variants of Forster’s manuscripts and examine the novel’s genesis and revisions. They consider the volatility of its reception, analysing how it galvanizes subsequent generations of writers and artists including Christopher Isherwood, Alan Hollinghurst, Damon Galgut, James Ivory and twenty-first-century online fanfiction writers. What emerges from the volume is the complexity of the novel, as a text and as a cultural phenomenon.
Summary Book Review Enemies Within by Jacqueline Foertsch:
Download or read book Enemies Within written by Jacqueline Foertsch and published by University of Illinois Press. This book was released on 2001 with total page 239 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: She considers the "false binaries" (straight/gay, patriot/traitor, healthy/infected) that promise protection from an invasive threat and the utopian impulse to purge, homogenize, and relocate problematic individuals outside the city walls."--BOOK JACKET.
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.
Summary Book Review Libraries, Literatures, and Archives by Sas Mays:
Download or read book Libraries, Literatures, and Archives written by Sas Mays and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-11-26 with total page 290 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Not only does the library have a long and complex history and politics, but it has an ambivalent presence in Western culture – both a site of positive knowledge and a site of error, confusion, and loss. Nevertheless, in literary studies and in the humanities, including book history, the figure of the library remains in many senses under-researched. This collection brings together established and up-and-coming researchers from a number of practices – literary and cultural studies, gender studies, book history, philosophy, visual culture, and contemporary art –with an effective historical sweep ranging from the time of Sumer to the present day. In the context of the rise of archive studies, this book attends specifically and meta-critically to the figure of the library as a particular archival form, considering the traits that constitute (or fail to constitute) the library as institution or idea, and questions its relations to other accumulative modes, such as the archive in its traditional sense, the museum, or the filmic or digital archive. Across their diversity, and in addition to their international standard of research and writing, each chapter is unified by commitment to analyzing the complex cultural politics of the library form.
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 Literary Afterlives of Roger Casement, 1899-2016 by Alison Garden:
Download or read book The Literary Afterlives of Roger Casement, 1899-2016 written by Alison Garden and published by . This book was released on 2020-06-24 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores the literary and cultural afterlives ofIreland's most enigmatic, shape-shifting and controversial son: Roger Casement.Drawing upon atransnational selection of modern and contemporary texts, alongside significantarchival research, this book positions Casement as a vital and fascinating figure in the compromised and contradictory terrainof Anglo-Irish history.
Summary Book Review Ethics and Trauma in Contemporary British Fiction by Susana Onega:
Download or read book Ethics and Trauma in Contemporary British Fiction written by Susana Onega and published by Rodopi. This book was released on 2011 with total page 332 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume is the first book of criticism to provide a systematic analysis of a corpus of emblematic contemporary British fictions from the combined perspective of trauma theory and ethics. Although the fictional work of writers such as Graham Swift has already been approached from this perspective, none of the individual works or authors under analysis in the twelve essays collected in this volume has been given such a systematic and in-depth scrutiny to date. This study, which is addressed to academics and university students of British literature and culture, focuses on the literary representation of trauma in key works by Martin Amis, J. G. Ballard, Pat Barker, John Boyne, Angela Carter, Eva Figes, Alan Hollinghurst, Delia Jarrett-Macauley, A.L. Kennedy, Ian McEwan, Michael Moorcock, Fay Weldon and Jeanette Winterson, within the context of the “ethical turn” in the related fields of literary theory and moral philosophy that has influenced literary criticism over the last three decades, with a special focus on the ethics of alterity, the ethics of truths, and deconstructive ethics.
Summary Book Review Contemporary British Novelists by Nick Rennison:
Download or read book Contemporary British Novelists written by Nick Rennison and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2004-12-31 with total page 212 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Featuring a broad range of contemporary British novelists from Iain Banks to Jeanette Winterson, Louis de Bernieres to Irvine Welsh and Salman Rushdie, this book offers an excellent introductory guide to the contemporary literary scene. Each entry includes concise biographical information on each of the key novelists and analysis of their major works and themes. Fully cross-referenced and containing extensive guides to further reading, Fifty Contemporary British Novelists is the ideal guide to modern British fiction for both the student and the contemporary fiction buff alike.
Summary Book Review Intersections of Gender, Class, and Race in the Long Nineteenth Century and Beyond by Barbara Leonardi:
Download or read book Intersections of Gender, Class, and Race in the Long Nineteenth Century and Beyond written by Barbara Leonardi and published by Springer. This book was released on 2018-12-29 with total page 328 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores the intersections of gender with class and race in the construction of national and imperial ideologies and their fluid transformation from the Romantic to the Victorian period and beyond, exposing how these cultural constructions are deeply entangled with the family metaphor. For example, by examining the re-signification of the “angel in the house” and the deviant woman in the context of unstable or contingent masculinities and across discourses of class and nation, the volume contributes to a more nuanced understanding of British cultural constructions in the long nineteenth century. The central idea is to unearth the historical roots of the family metaphor in the construction of national and imperial ideologies, and to uncover the interests served by its specific discursive formation. The book explores both male and female stereotypes, enabling a more perceptive comparison, enriched with a nuanced reflection on the construction and social function of class.
Summary Book Review The Male Body in Medicine and Literature by Andrew Mangham:
Download or read book The Male Body in Medicine and Literature written by Andrew Mangham and published by Liverpool University Press. This book was released on 2018-05-01 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Contrary to what Simone de Beauvoir famously argued in 1949, men have not lived without knowing the burdens of their sex. Though men may have been elevated to cultural positions of strength and privilege, it has not been without intense scrutiny of their biological functions. Investigations of male potency and the ‘ability to perform’ have long been mainstays of social, political, and artistic discourse and have often provoked spirited and partisan declarations on what it means to be a man. This interdisciplinary collection considers the tensions that have developed between the historical privilege often ascribed to the male and the vulnerabilities to which his body is prone. Andrew Mangham and Daniel Lea’s introduction illustrates how with the dawn of modern medicine during the Renaissance there emerged a complex set of languages for describing the male body not only as a symbol of strength, but as flesh and bone prone to illness, injury and dysfunction. Using a variety of historical and literary approaches, the essays consider the critical ways in which medicine’s interactions with literature reveal vital clues about the ways sex, gender, and identity are constructed through treatments of a range of ‘pathologies’ including deformity, venereal disease, injury, nervousness, and sexual difference. The relationships between male medicine and ideals of potency and masculinity are searchingly explored through a broad range of sources including African American slave fictions, southern gothic, early modern poetry, Victorian literature, and the Modern novel.