The Cambridge Companion to British Literature of the 1930s

The Cambridge Companion to British Literature of the 1930s
Author: James Smith
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2019-11-30
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9781108481083

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Explores 1930s authors, genres, and contexts, giving fresh attention to well-known authors and bringing new writers and approaches to the fore.

The Cambridge Companion to American Literature of the 1930s

The Cambridge Companion to American Literature of the 1930s
Author: William Solomon
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2018-09-20
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 1108453228

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This Companion offers a compelling survey of American literature in the 1930s. These thirteen new essays by accomplished scholars in the field provide re-examinations of crucial trends in the decade: the rise of the proletarian novel; the intersection of radical politics and experimental aesthetics; the documentary turn; the rise of left-wing theatres; popular fictional genres; the impact of Marxist thought on African-American historical writing; the relation of modernist prose to mass entertainment. Placing such issues in their political and economic contexts, this Companion constitutes an excellent introduction to a vital area of critical and scholarly inquiry. This collection also functions as a valuable reference guide to Depression-era cultural practice, furnishing readers with a chronology of important historical events in the decade and crucial publication dates, as well as a wide-ranging bibliography for those interested in reading further into the field.

The Cambridge Companion to British Romanticism and Religion

The Cambridge Companion to British Romanticism and Religion
Author: Jeffrey Barbeau
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 325
Release: 2021-10-31
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781108482844

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The first survey of the connections between literature, religion, and intellectual life in the British Romantic period.

The Cambridge Companion to George Orwell

The Cambridge Companion to George Orwell
Author: Adjunct Professor in Speech Communication John Rodden,John Rodden
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2007-06-21
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 0521675073

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The 1930s A Decade of Modern British Fiction

The 1930s  A Decade of Modern British Fiction
Author: Nick Hubble,Luke Seaber,Elinor Taylor
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2021-01-14
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9781350079168

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With austerity biting hard and fascism on the march at home and abroad, the Britain of the 1930s grappled with many problems familiar to us today. Moving beyond the traditional focus on 'the Auden generation', this book surveys the literature of the period in all its diversity, from working class, women, queer and postcolonial writers to popular crime and thriller novels. In this way, the book explores the uneven processes of modernization and cultural democratization that characterized the decade. A major critical re-evaluation of the decade, the book covers such writers as Eric Ambler, Mulk Raj Anand, Katharine Burdekin, Agatha Christie, Lewis Grassic Gibbon, Christopher Isherwood, Storm Jameson, Ethel Mannin, Naomi Mitchison, George Orwell, Christina Stead, Evelyn Waugh and many others.

British Literature in Transition 1940 1960 Postwar

British Literature in Transition  1940 1960  Postwar
Author: Gill Plain
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 438
Release: 2018-12-20
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9781107119017

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Examines debates central to postwar British culture, showing the pressures of reconstruction and the mutual implication of war and peace.

Coming Up for Air

Coming Up for Air
Author: George Orwell
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2021-01-07
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780192526861

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Before the war! How long shall we go on saying that, I wonder? How long before the answer will be 'Which war?' The approach of the Second World War finds suburban insurance agent George Bowling in a reflective mood. As he thinks back to the sedate Oxfordshire village of his Edwardian boyhood, he contemplates regretfully what has happened to England since then, from the First World War, in which he served, to the seemingly inescapable money-grubbing and mechanization of everyday life in modern London. A lucky windfall allows Bowling to make a secret return to his idyllic birthplace: a fortifying respite, he hopes, from the struggles of life in a modern city on the verge of war. But is there really any going back? Published in 1939, Coming Up for Air is the most accomplished of Orwell's early realist novels, casting light on the development of Orwell's distinctive thinking as a cultural critic. The novel explores many of the themes Orwell later reprised in 1984: nostalgia, memory, and disillusionment in the face of modernity's ills, including industrialisation, capitalist exploitation, and endless war.

The Cambridge Companion to the Twentieth Century English Novel

The Cambridge Companion to the Twentieth Century English Novel
Author: Robert L. Caserio
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2009-04-30
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9781139828338

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The twentieth-century English novel encompasses a vast body of work, and one of the most important and most widely read genres of literature. Balancing close readings of particular novels with a comprehensive survey of the last century of published fiction, this Companion introduces readers to more than a hundred major and minor novelists. It demonstrates continuities in novel-writing that bridge the century's pre- and post-War halves and presents leading critical ideas about English fiction's themes and forms. The essays examine the endurance of modernist style throughout the century, the role of nationality and the contested role of the English language in all its forms, and the relationships between realism and other fictional modes: fantasy, romance, science fiction. Students, scholars and readers will find this Companion an indispensable guide to the history of the English novel.