Coleridge's Notebooks: A Selection by Seamus Perry

By Seamus Perry

Samuel Taylor Coleridge used to be one of many Romantic age's so much enigmatic figures, a genius of dazzling variety; writer of a few of the main recognized poems within the English language; one among England's maximum critics and theorists of literature and mind's eye; in addition to autobiographer, nature-writer, thinker, theologian, psychologist, and talker. all through his existence, he confided his suggestions and feelings to his Notebooks, the place we will nonetheless see his speculations and observations taking form. This version provides a range from this designated paintings, newly offered, with notes and remark, for the coed in addition to the overall reader.

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The Case of Peter Pan, or the Impossibility of Children's by Jacqueline Rose

By Jacqueline Rose

Peter Pan, Jacqueline Rose contends, forces us to query what it really is we're doing within the never-ending construction and dissemination of kid's fiction. In a preface, written for this version, Rose considers a few of Peter Pan's new guises and their implications. From Spielberg's Hook, to the lesbian creation of the play on the London Drill corridor in 1991, to debates within the English condominium of Lords, to a newly claimed prestige because the icon of transvestite tradition, Peter Pan keeps to illustrate its strange renewability as a cultural fetish of our times.

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The Cambridge Introduction to Joseph Conrad (Cambridge by John G. Peters

By John G. Peters

Joseph Conrad is without doubt one of the such a lot fascinating and demanding modernist novelists. His writing keeps to preoccupy twenty-first-century readers. This creation via a number one pupil is aimed toward scholars coming to Conrad's paintings for the 1st time. the increase of postcolonial experiences has encouraged curiosity in Conrad's issues of go back and forth, exploration, and racial and ethnic clash. John Peters explains how those issues are explored in his significant works, Nostromo, Lord Jim and center of Darkness, in addition to his brief tales. He presents an important assessment of Conrad's attention-grabbing existence and occupation and his method of writing and literature. A consultant to additional analyzing is incorporated which issues to a couple of the main worthwhile secondary feedback on Conrad. this can be a such a lot finished and concise creation to learning Conrad, and may be crucial analyzing for college students of the twentieth-century novel and of modernism.

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British Spy Fiction and the End of Empire (Routledge Studies by Sam Goodman

By Sam Goodman

The place of secret agent fiction is essentially synonymous in pop culture with principles of patriotism and nationwide defense, with the secret agent himself indicative of the defence of British pursuits and the maintenance of British strength all over the world. This ebook finds a extra advanced aspect to those assumptions than normally perceived, arguing that the illustration of house and gear inside of undercover agent fiction is extra complicated than typically assumed. rather than the British undercover agent tirelessly protecting the integrity of Empire, this quantity illustrates how undercover agent fiction includes disunities and disjunctions in its illustration of area, and the connection among the person and the country in an period of declining British power.

Focusing totally on the paintings of Graham Greene, Ian Fleming, Len Deighton, and John le Carre, the amount brings a clean methodological method of the learn of undercover agent fiction and chilly struggle tradition. It offers shut textual research inside of a framework of spatial and sovereign conception as a method of reading the cultural influence of decolonization and the transferring geopolitics of the chilly warfare. Adopting a thematic method of the research of house in secret agent fiction, the textual content explores the reciprocal procedure in which contextual heritage intersects with literature through the interval in query, arguing that secret agent fiction is chargeable for reflecting, strengthening and, at times, precipitating cultural anxieties over decolonization and the tip of Empire.

This examine offers to be a welcome boost to the constructing box of secret agent fiction feedback and pop culture reports. either attractive and unique in its procedure, it is important examining for college students and teachers engaged within the examine of chilly conflict tradition, renowned literature, and the altering country of British identification over the process the latter 20th century.

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The Cambridge Companion to Mary Wollstonecraft (Cambridge by Claudia L. Johnson

By Claudia L. Johnson

As soon as considered completely when it comes to the heritage of feminism, Mary Wollstonecraft is now well-known as a author of bold expertise throughout a number genres, together with journalism, letters and shuttle writing, and is more and more understood as an inheritor to eighteenth-century literary and political traditions in addition to a forebear of romanticism. This better half is the 1st gathered quantity to handle all elements of Wollstonecraft's momentous and tragically short occupation. the varied and looking out essays in particular commissioned for this quantity do justice to Wollstonecraft's pivotal significance in her personal time and because, being attentive not just to A Vindication of the Rights of lady, yet to the whole variety of her paintings. A chronology and publications to additional studying provide extra crucial details for students and scholars of this extraordinary author.

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The Poet as Botanist by M. M. Mahood

By M. M. Mahood

For hundreds of years, poets were ensnared - as one in all their quantity, Andrew Marvell placed it - by means of the great thing about plants. Then, from the center of the eighteenth century onward, that leisure was once enriched by means of a surge of renowned curiosity in botany. along with exploring the connection among poetic and clinical responses to the fairway global in the context of humanity's altering ideas of its personal position within the ecosphere, Molly Mahood considers the half that flowering vegetation performed within the day-by-day lives and as a result within the literary paintings of a few writers who may perhaps all be known as poet-botanists: Erasmus Darwin, George Crabbe, John Clare, John Ruskin and D. H. Lawrence. A concluding bankruptcy appears to be like heavily on the meanings, outdated or new, that vegetation retained or received within the violent 20th century.

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Edmund Spenser: A Literary Life, 1st Edition by Gary Waller (auth.)

By Gary Waller (auth.)

Gary Waller surveys Spenser's profession by way of the fabric stipulations of its creation - the usually missed fabric components of race, gender, category, company - and the resonant 'places' which encouraged his occupation - courtroom, church, country, colony. The publication comprises an unique account of the gender politics of Spenser's paintings and his tricky place among eire and England, the 'homes' approximately which he held ambivalent emotions. Waller additionally discusses the 'place' the biographer occupies in writing a literary life.

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Disasters and Heroes: On War, Memory and Representation by Angus Calder

By Angus Calder

Images of conflict and its commemoration are a regular presence in modern tradition, from the embedded reporter within the box to the final publish on the Menin Gate.  Disasters and Heroes: On struggle, reminiscence and Representation revisits campaigns from the plains of Troy to fresh occasions within the Balkans, reading how wars are represented and remembered.  Angus Calder indicates how the 'facts'of battle are remodeled into myths that situation later responses to battle, and the way the development of reminiscence starts off with wartime occasions themselves.
 
Beginning with a piece dedicated to battle memorials and the general public remembrance of warfare, reminiscent of D-Day commemorations, the essays gathered in Disasters and Heroes then examine the lived event of warfare for 'ordinary' humans, whereas the ultimate part offers with literary illustration of conflict, from The Iliad to T.E. Lawrence and directly to Christa Wolf's CassandraDisasters and Heroes is a thought-provoking assortment facing problems with significant value which contemporary occasions have made painfully topical.

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