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The Slaves of Solitude

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ISBN 10 : 9781847143020
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English Novels During The Nineteen Thirties

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ISBN 10 : 8171563848
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Housing, Class and Gender in Modern British Writing, 1880–2012

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Download Housing, Class and Gender in Modern British Writing, 1880–2012 in PDF Full Online Free by Emily Cuming and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2016-08-24 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Domestic interiors and housing environments have historically been portrayed as a framing device for the representation of individuals and social groups. Drawing together a wide and eclectic collection of well known, and less familiar, works by writers including Charles Booth, Octavia Hill, James Joyce, Pat O'Mara, Rose Macaulay, Patrick Hamilton, Sam Selvon, Sarah Waters, Lynsey Hanley and Andrea Levy, the author reflects upon and challenges various myths and truisms of 'home' through an analysis of four distinct British settings: slums, boarding houses, working-class childhood homes and housing estates. Her exploration of works of social investigation, fiction and life writing leads to an intricate stock of housing tales that are inherited, shifting and always revealing about the culture of our times. This book seeks to demonstrate how depictions of domestic space - in literature, history and other cultural forms - tell powerful and unexpected stories of class, gender, social belonging and exclusion.


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Living with Strangers

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ISBN 10 : 9781000182026
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ISBN 10 : 9780192558510
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The Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Fiction

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ISBN 10 : 9781405192446
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Download The Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Fiction in PDF Full Online Free by and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2010-12-08 with total page 1536 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This Encyclopedia is an indispensible reference guide to twentieth-century fiction in the English-language. With nearly 500 contributors and over 1 million words, it is the most comprehensive and authoritative reference guide to twentieth-century fiction in the English language. Contains over 500 entries of 1000-3000 words written in lucid, jargon-free prose, by an international cast of leading scholars Arranged in 3 volumes covering British and Irish Fiction, American Fiction, and World Fiction, with each volume edited by a leading scholar in the field Entries cover major writers (such as Saul Bellow, Raymond Chandler, John Steinbeck, Virginia Woolf, A.S Byatt, Samual Beckett, D.H. Lawrence, Zadie Smith, Salman Rushdie, V.S. Naipaul, Nadine Gordimer, Alice Munro, Chinua Achebe, J.M. Coetzee, and Ngūgī Wa Thiong’o) and their key works Covers the genres and sub-genres of fiction in English across the twentieth century (including crime fiction, sci fi, chick lit, the noir novel, and the avante garde novel) as well as the major movements, debates, and rubrics within the field (censorship, globalization, modernist fiction, fiction and the film industry, and the fiction of migration, Diaspora, and exile)


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British Fiction After Modernism

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ISBN 10 : 9780230801394
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Download British Fiction After Modernism in PDF Full Online Free by M. MacKay and published by Springer. This book was released on 2007-01-08 with total page 221 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection of essays offers a wide-ranging and provocative reassessment of the British novel's achievements after modernism. The book identifies continuities of preoccupation - with national identity, historiography and the challenge to literary form presented by public and private violence - that span the entire century.


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Hangover Square

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ISBN 10 : 9780141956404
Pages : 288 pages
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Download Hangover Square in PDF Full Online Free by Patrick Hamilton and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2001-06-28 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: London 1939, and in the grimy publands of Earls Court, George Harvey Bone is pursuing a helpless infatuation with Netta who is cool, contemptuous and hopelessly desirable to George. George is adrift in hell, until something goes click in his head and he realizes that he must kill her.


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The 1940s: A Decade of Modern British Fiction

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ISBN 10 : 9781350143029
Pages : 368 pages
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Download The 1940s: A Decade of Modern British Fiction in PDF Full Online Free by Philip Tew and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2022-02-24 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How did social, cultural and political events concerning Britain during the 1940s reshape modern British fiction? During the Second World War and in its aftermath, British literature experienced and recorded drastic and decisive changes to old certainties. Moving from potential invasion and defeat to victory, the creation of the welfare state and a new Cold war threat, the pace of historical change seemed too rapid and monumental for writers to match. Consequently the 1940s were often side-lined in literary accounts as a dividing line between periods and styles. Drawing on more recent scholarship and research, this volume surveys and analyses this period's fascinating diversity, from novels of the Blitz and the Navy to the rise of important new voices with its contributors exploring the work of influential women, Commonwealth, exiled, genre, avant-garde and queer writers. A major critical re-evaluation of the intriguing decade, this book offers substantial chapters on Elizabeth Bowen, Graham Greene, and George Orwell as well as covering such writers as Jocelyn Brooke, Monica Dickens, James Hadley Chase, Patrick Hamilton, Gerald Kersh, Daphne Du Maurier, Mary Renault, Denton Welch and many others.


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ISBN 10 : 9781472144980
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The Queer Cultures of 1930s Prose

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ISBN 10 : 9783030024147
Pages : 285 pages
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Download The Queer Cultures of 1930s Prose in PDF Full Online Free by Charlotte Charteris and published by Springer. This book was released on 2019-01-04 with total page 285 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Offering a radical reassessment of 1930s British literature, this volume questions the temporal limits of the literary decade, and broadens the scope of queer literary studies to consider literary-historical responses to a variety of behaviours encompassed by the term ‘queer’ in its many senses. Whilst it is informed by the history of sexuality in twentieth-century Europe, it is also profoundly concerned with what Christopher Isherwood termed ‘the market value of the Odd.’ Drawing, for its methodology, on the work of Raymond Williams, it traces the impact of the Great War on the development of language, examining the use of ten ‘keywords’ in the prose of Christopher Isherwood, Evelyn Waugh and Patrick Hamilton, and that of their respective literary milieux, in order to establish how queer lives and modern sub-cultural identities were forged collaboratively within the fictional realm. By utilizing contemporary perspectives on performativity in conjunction with detailed close readings it repositions these authors as self-conscious agents actively producing their own queer masculinities through calculated acts of linguistic transgression.


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ISBN 10 : 9781681376349
Pages : 353 pages
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The Last Landlady

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ISBN 10 : 9781783525034
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Download The Last Landlady in PDF Full Online Free by Laura Thompson and published by Unbound Publishing. This book was released on 2018-09-06 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Shortlisted for Harper's Bazaar Book of the Year 2019 A Guardian, Spectator and Mail on Sunday Book of the Year 2018 'A lyrical portrait of a fast-vanishing way of life . . . Thompson is a terrific writer' New Statesman Laura Thompson’s grandmother Violet was one of the great landladies. Born in a London pub, she became the first woman to be given a publican’s licence in her own name and, just as pubs defined her life, she seemed in many ways to embody their essence. Laura spent part of her childhood in Violet’s Home Counties establishment, mesmerised by her gift for cultivating the mix of cosiness and glamour that defined the pub’s atmosphere, making it a unique reflection of the national character. Her memories of this time are just as intoxicating: beer and ash on the carpets in the morning, the deepening rhythms of mirth at night, the magical brightness of glass behind the bar... Through them Laura traces the story of the English pub, asking why it has occupied such a treasured position in our culture. But even Violet, as she grew older, recognised that places like hers were a dying breed, and Laura also considers the precarious future they face. Part memoir, part social history, part elegy, The Last Landlady pays tribute to an extraordinary woman and the world she epitomised.


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British Literature in Transition, 1940-1960: Postwar

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ISBN 10 : 9781107119017
Pages : 438 pages
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Download British Literature in Transition, 1940-1960: Postwar in PDF Full Online Free by Gill Plain and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2018-12-20 with total page 438 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Examines debates central to postwar British culture, showing the pressures of reconstruction and the mutual implication of war and peace.


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The Literature of Absolute War

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ISBN 10 : 9781108853361
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Download The Literature of Absolute War in PDF Full Online Free by Nil Santiáñez and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2020-04-30 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores for the first time the literature of absolute war in connection to World War II. From a transnational and comparative standpoint, it addresses a set of theoretical, historical, and literary questions, shedding new light on the nature of absolute war, the literature on the world war of 1939–45, and modern war writing in general. It determines the main features of the language of absolute war, and how it gravitates around fundamental semantic clusters, such as the horror, terror, and the specter. The Literature of Absolute War studies the variegated responses given by literary authors to the extreme and seemingly unsolvable challenges posed by absolute war to epistemology, ethics, and language. It also delves into the different poetics that articulate the writing on absolute war, placing special emphasis on four literary practices: traditional realism, traumatic realism, the fantastic, and catastrophic modernism.


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Twentieth Century Crime & Mystery Writers

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ISBN 10 : 9781349813667
Pages : 1568 pages
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