Download E-books Consuming Traditions: Modernity, Modernism, and the Commodified Authentic PDF

By Elizabeth Outka

In an remarkable phenomenon that swept throughout Britain on the flip of the 19th century, writers, advertisers, and designers started to create and promote photos of an genuine cultural realm sarcastically thought of outdoor undefined. Such pictures have been situated in nostalgic photos of an idyllic, pre-industrial previous, in supposedly unique gadgets now not derived from prior traditions, and within the excellent of a purified aesthetic that would be separated from the mass marketplace. offering a full of life, designated examine of what she phrases the "commodified authentic," Elizabeth Outka explores this significant yet missed improvement within the background of modernity with a piercing examine shopper tradition and the selling of authenticity in past due 19th- and early twentieth-century Britain.
The booklet brings jointly quite a lot of cultural resources, from the version cities of Bournville, Port solar, and Letchworth; to the structure of Edwin Lutyens and Selfridges division shop; to paintings via authors equivalent to Bernard Shaw, E. M. Forster, Henry James, D. H. Lawrence, James Joyce, and Virginia Woolf.

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Download E-books Paul Muldoon: Critical Essays (Liverpool University Press - Liverpool English Texts & Studies) PDF

By Tim Kendall

The essays during this e-book testify to the fascination of Paul Muldoon's poems, and in addition to their underlying contentiousness. The members see Muldoon from many alternative angles -- biographical, formal, literary-historical, favourite -- but in addition direct cognizance to advanced moments of creativity during which a rare volume of originality is targeted, and at the readability of which much relies. of their alternative ways, the entire essays go back to the query of what a poem can 'tell' us, even if approximately its writer, approximately itself, or in regards to the international within which it comes into being. The participants, even within the measure to which they carry to gentle components of confrontation approximately Muldoon's strengths and weaknesses, proceed a talk approximately what poems (and poets) can let us know which Paul Muldoon's paintings has made either compelling and fruitful.

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Download E-books Darogan: Prophecy, Lament and Absent Heroes in Medieval Welsh Literature PDF

The Welsh literary culture is in lots of methods sui generis: few medieval cultures gave related admire to their poets. This booklet is the 1st in over seven many years to discover the literary, theological, and philosophical relevance of a a bit neglected, yet remarkably robust, physique of Welsh literature—the daroganau, or, political prophecies. enticing the severe culture exemplified through such writers as Walter Benjamin, Martin Heidegger, Roman Jakobson, Jacques Derrida, Paul de guy, Roland Barthes, and Paul Ricoeur, Aled Llion Jones delves into the technique of expression in those radical philosophies of nationalism, internationalism, and allegorical eschatology, in addition to their breathtakingly appealing use of language and form.

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Download E-books The Reception of Ossian in Europe (The Reception of British and Irish Authors in Europe) PDF

The highbrow scope and cultural influence of British writers can't be assessed irrespective of their eu fortunes. This choice of 20 essays, ready by means of a world workforce of students, critics and translators, documents the ways that Macpherson's Ossian has been bought, translated and released in numerous parts of Europe. The Ossian poems prompted a sensation on their first visual appeal within the 1760s. certainly, there's infrequently a tremendous Romantic poet on whom they did not make an important influence. The essays introduced jointly during this quantity discover the reception of Ossian in a variety of ecu international locations, in either literary and non-literary varieties of reception and within the paintings of either person writers and nationwide literary cultures.

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Download E-books The Margins of Dictatorship: Assent and Dissent in the Work of Gunter Eich and Bertolt Brecht (British and Irish Studies in German Language and Literature) PDF

By Matthew Philpotts

Within the context of the present debate approximately writing in the course of the 3rd Reich and the German Democratic Republic within which contradictory trends lean towards and clear of unreflected and moralizing methods, Philpotts (German stories, U. of Manchester) seeks an method of that's larger capable of focus on writing that whereas no longer unequivocally suppor

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Download E-books National Identities and Imperfections in Contemporary Irish Literature: Unbecoming Irishness PDF

This publication is ready the function that the imperfect, the disquieting and the dystopian are presently taking part in within the building of Irish identities. the entire essays examine identification concerns that require pressing exam, problematize canonical definitions of Irishness and, peculiarly, examine the ways that the inventive output of the rustic has been altered via the Celtic Tiger phenomenon and its next loss of life. fresh narrative from eire, largely released within the twenty-first century and/or on the finish of the Nineties, is handled widely. The authors tested comprise Eavan Boland, Mary Rose Callaghan, Peter Cunningham, Emma Donoghue, Anne Enright, Emer Martin, Lia turbines, Paul Muldoon, Eilean Ni Chuilleanain, Bernard O'Donoghue, Peter Sirr and David Wheatley.

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Download E-books James Thomson: Essays for the Tercentenary (Liverpool University Press - Liverpool English Texts & Studies) PDF

James Thomson: Essays for the Tercentenary is the 1st number of essays dedicated completely to the works of the eighteenth-century Scottish poet James Thomson. the amount is split into sections, the 1st addressing Thomson’s writings themselves, and the second one the reception of his works after his dying and their impact on later writers. the 1st part includes essays reading the politics and aesthetics of Thomson’s significant poems and in addition a reevaluation of Thomson as a heroic dramatist. the second one part capitalizes at the simple task felt by way of many in Thomson’s personal century that the poet, in particular via his such a lot winning poem The Seasons, had received for himself an indelible popularity. This quantity offers a definitive reappraisal of his fulfillment for our personal times.

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Download E-books Understanding Anthony Powell (Understanding Contemporary British Literature) PDF

By Nicholas Birns

Suggesting that the literary international is simply commencing to become aware of the level of Anthony Powell's achievements, Nicholas Birns offers a clean exam of the British writer's occupation and turning out to be acceptance during this advent to his paintings. Birns takes an international view of Powell's corpus, situating his works in context and explaining his position between Evelyn Waugh, Graham Greene, and Henry eco-friendly, within the moment iteration of British modernists. Birns provides to the certainty of the way Powell and his compatriots pioneered a "next wave" modernism during which experimentation and standard narrative mixed in a sustainable mode. Birns bargains readings of Powell's whole oeuvre, together with the novels Afternoon males, Venusberg, and The Fisher King, and his journals, which seemed in print among 1995 and 1997. having a look specially heavily at A Dance to the tune of Time, the twelve-volume series of novels that's Powell's masterpiece, Birns units the sequence in its social and ancient context, emphasizing the function that either international wars and the chilly struggle performed in Powell's existence and writing. He makes a selected examine of the novel's dominating strength - the conceited, opportunistic Widmerpool, a socia

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