Author: Penny Boumelha

Publisher: MacMillan

ISBN: 9780333551363

Category: English fiction

Page: 240

View: 4979

Designed to complement the original Casebook series, each New Casebook consists of a sequence of carefully chosen essays and extracts dealing with the central critical issues raised by the texts being studied, and which illustrate some of the more striking features of new critical thinking. This volume looks at the Thomas Hardy novel Jude the Obscure.
Read More

Author: Dale Kramer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521566926

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 231

View: 8624

Twelve commissioned essays provide an essential introduction to Thomas Hardy.
Read More

Author: Phillip Mallett

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521196485

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 520

View: 7782

This book covers the range of Thomas Hardy's works while providing a comprehensive introduction to his life and times.
Read More

Tea in Victorian England

Author: Julie E. Fromer

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 0821418289

Category: Cooking

Page: 375

View: 9275

In A Necessary Luxury: Tea in Victorian England, Julie E. Fromer analyzes tea histories, advertisements, and nine Victorian novels, including Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Wuthering Heights, and Portrait of a Lady. Drawing from the fields of literary studies, cultural studies, history, and anthropology, A Necessary Luxury offers in-depth analysis of both visual and textual representations of the commodity and the ritual that was tea in nineteenth-century England.
Read More

The Tragic Novels

Author: Ronald P. Draper

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780333533642

Category: English fiction

Page: 259

View: 3158

Read More

Author: T.R. Wright

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349090190

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 150

View: 3577

Hardy's Wessex, according to T.R.Wright, is a world dominated by desire which anticipates not only Freud, Hardy's contemporary, but such radical modern thinkers as Barthes, Foucault and Lacan, whose ideas are summarized in the opening chapters.
Read More

Author: Grant Allen

Publisher: 1st World Publishing

ISBN: 1421802376

Category: Fiction

Page: 180

View: 686

Mrs. Dewsbury's lawn was held by those who knew it the loveliest in Surrey. The smooth and springy sward that stretched in front of the house was all composed of a tiny yellow clover. It gave beneath the foot like the pile on velvet. One's gaze looked forth from it upon the endless middle distances of the oak-clad Weald, with the uncertain blue line of the South Downs in the background. Ridge behind ridge, the long, low hills of paludina limestone stood out in successive tiers, each thrown up against its neighbor by the misty haze that broods eternally over the wooded valley; till, roaming across them all, the eye rested at last on the rearing scarp of Chanctonbury Ring, faintly pencilled on the furthest skyline. Shadowy phantoms of dim heights framed the verge to east and west. Alan Merrick drank it in with profound satisfaction. After those sharp and clear-cut Italian outlines, hard as lapis lazuli, the mysterious vagueness, the pregnant suggestiveness, of our English scenery strikes the imagination; and Alan was fresh home from an early summer tour among the Peruginesque solidities of the Umbrian Apennines. "How beautiful it all is, after all," he said, turning to his entertainer. "In Italy 'tis the background the painter dwells upon; in England, we look rather at the middle distance."
Read More

The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela

Author: Nelson Mandela

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 9780759521049

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 576

View: 3722

The book that inspired the major new motion picture Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. Nelson Mandela is one of the great moral and political leaders of our time: an international hero whose lifelong dedication to the fight against racial oppression in South Africa won him the Nobel Peace Prize and the presidency of his country. Since his triumphant release in 1990 from more than a quarter-century of imprisonment, Mandela has been at the center of the most compelling and inspiring political drama in the world. As president of the African National Congress and head of South Africa's antiapartheid movement, he was instrumental in moving the nation toward multiracial government and majority rule. He is revered everywhere as a vital force in the fight for human rights and racial equality. LONG WALK TO FREEDOM is his moving and exhilarating autobiography, destined to take its place among the finest memoirs of history's greatest figures. Here for the first time, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela tells the extraordinary story of his life--an epic of struggle, setback, renewed hope, and ultimate triumph.
Read More

Author: T. Dolin,P. Widdowson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 023038966X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 227

View: 7672

For more than thirty years, books and essays on Thomas Hardy have been at the forefront of developments in academic literary studies. This collection brings together exciting new readings of Hardy's work by established and emerging critics which also reflect on continuities and changes in contemporary literary studies. Covering a wide range of topics and approaches, Thomas Hardy and Contemporary Literary Studies shows how Hardy's writing continues to provoke its readers to re-examine important issues in literary criticism and critical and cultural theory. Contributors include Terry Eagleton and J. Hillis Miller.
Read More

Author: Ciaran Cronin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405123184

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 632

View: 7557

This Companion brings together specially commissioned essays by distinguished international scholars that reflect both the diversity of Victorian poetry and the variety of critical approaches that illuminate it. Approaches Victorian poetry by way of genre, production and cultural context, rather than through individual poets or poems Demonstrates how a particular poet or poem emerges from a number of overlapping cultural contexts. Explores the relationships between work by different poets Recalls attention to a considerable body of poetry that has fallen into neglect Essays are informed by recent developments in textual and cultural theory Considers Victorian women poets in every chapter
Read More

Author: Donald Barthelme

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780142437391

Category: Fiction

Page: 451

View: 9066

Presents a collection of sixty short stories by twentieth-century American author Donald Barthelme.
Read More

Männlichkeiten in der Literatur und Kultur um 1900

Author: Gregor Schuhen

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839427932

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 324

View: 8933

Aus Sicht der Men's Studies gilt der Übergang vom 19. ins 20. Jahrhundert als besonders folgenreiche Umbruchs- bzw. Krisenzeit - die Fin de Siècle-Stimmung machte vor dem Modell hegemonialer Männlichkeit keinen Halt. Die Beiträge des Bandes zeigen: Mit Krisensymptomen wie Homosexualität, Degeneration, Erschöpfung sowie Bedrohung durch neue Frauenbilder ging eine Pluralisierung von Männerbildern einher. Neben dem Homosexuellen betraten der Dandy, der Sportler, der décadent und der Neurastheniker die Bühne der Männlichkeiten. Dabei lassen sich diese Männlichkeitstypen an den Polen von Krise und Resouveränisierung ansiedeln, wie die literarischen und kulturellen Zeugnisse der Zeit zeigen.
Read More

Author: Simon Avery

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137021683

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 184

View: 1109

This Reader's Guide analyses the critical history of two of Hardy's major tragic novels, from the time of their publication to the present. Simon Avery traces the changing critical fortunes of the texts and explores the diverse range of interpretations produced by different theoretical approaches.
Read More

Author: Joseph Natoli,Linda Hutcheon

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791416389

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 584

View: 7075

These readings are organized into four sections. The first explores the wellsprings of the debates in the relationship between the postmodern and the enterprise it both continues and contravenes: modernism. Here philosophers, social and political commentators, as well as cultural and literary analysts present controversial background essays on the complex history of postmodernism. The readings in the second section debate the possibility—or desirability—of trying to define the postmodern, given its cultural agenda of decentering, challenging, even undermining the guiding “master” narratives of Western culture. The readings in the third section explore postmodernism’s complicated complicity with these very narratives, while the fourth section moves from theory to practice in order to investigate, in a variety of fields, the common denominators of the postmodern condition in action.
Read More

Author: D.W. Thorpe Pty,National Centre for Research and Development in Australian Studies

Publisher: K G Saur Verlag Gmbh & Co

ISBN: 9781875589203

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 822

View: 6759

Read More

A Critical Study

Author: Margaret Elvy

Publisher: Crescent Moon Pub


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 151

View: 3793

THOMAS HARDY'S JUDE THE OBSCURE A study of the novel Jude the Obscure using contemporary feminist and literary theory. Illustrated, with notes and a bibiography. Jude the Obscure (1895), Thomas Hardy's last novel, is a sister (or brother) book to Tess of the d'Urbervilles (1891), before he turned to poetry and other forms of writing. The author attacks similar targets: the family, politics, religion, marriage, education and sexuality. Hardy was on fire when he wrote Jude the Obscure - it is a very angry work. Jude the Obscure, though, contains far more polemic and philosophizing than Tess or any of the earlier novels. The preaching and polemic threatens to undo the narrative, which is nevertheless 'realist', like other Thomas Hardy fictions. In Jude the Obscure, Hardy was stretching the novel to the limit, testing the boundaries of what is 'acceptable'. In Jude the Obscure, the things that say 'you shan't' are, variously, God, religion, education, circumstance, chance, nature, and marriage. All of the institutions and 'causes' reside inside the individual, which is what makes the problems they create so difficult to deal with for Sue and Jude. Patriarchy, culture and society are not in some 'out there' space, but in people. Hardy's thoughts on Jude the Obscure, as expressed in the Life and letters, include his desire for a novel about characters 'into whose souls the iron has entered'; a desire to make the story 'grimy' in order to heighten the contrast between the ideal life and the 'squalid real life'; the novel 'makes for morality', Hardy said; and ended up 'a mass of imperfections', a remark many artists have made of their work.
Read More

A Narratological Approach to his Novels

Author: K. Ireland

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137367725

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 291

View: 5508

How is Hardy's development of thematics and characters matched by that of narrative techniques and his handling of time? This book uses narratological methods to stress the interdependence of content and expression in a key transitional writer between the Victorian and Modernist eras.
Read More