A reader's guide to Edwardian literature by Anthea Trodd

By Anthea Trodd

A survey of the differences of Edwardian writing and the way they healthy into literary and cultural switch. This ebook covers writers similar to Conrad, Forster, Wells, Bennett, Shaw, Kipling, Tressell, Hardy, Yeats and Woolf. Modernists resembling Lawrence and Mansfield also are incorporated. the writer combines literary feedback of writing within the Edwardian interval with cultural tests (for instance, she examines imperialism and patriarchy), and units her paintings in an historic context.

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The Double and the Other: Identity As Ideology in by Paul Coates

By Paul Coates

This booklet employs the unconventional as a version of the workings of mind's eye and projection within the development of our ideological definitions of identification. The self's cohesion is proven to be a pseudo-unity completed throughout the projection, transformation and tabooing of its personal otherness. It examines the double as an epitome of the nineteenth century and charts its upward thrust and fall within the fiction of the interval. The centre-piece of the publication is a protracted essay on Conrad, whose quest for id in the course of the embody of non-identity is interpreted as an uneasy synthesis of the contradictions of the "fin-de-siecle" (eg. symbolism and naturalism). The ebook concludes with a attention of the similar syntheses of 2 postwar authors from significant Europe, Milan Kundera and Andrzej Kusniewicz. Paul Coates is the writer of a number of books together with "Words After Speech - a Comparative learn of Romanticism and Symbolism".

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Looking beyond? : shifting views of transcendence in by Wessel Stoker, W. L. Van Der Merwe

By Wessel Stoker, W. L. Van Der Merwe

Faith is present process a change in present Western so¬ciety. as well as geared up religions, there's a awesome circulation in the direction of spirituality that isn't linked to any associations yet within which stories and notions of transcendence are nonetheless very important. Transcendence should be defined as God, absolutely the, Mys¬tery, the opposite, the opposite as alterity, reckoning on one's worldview. during this booklet, those shifts within the perspectives of transcendence in numerous components of tradition reminiscent of philosophy, theology, paintings, and politics are explored at the foundation of a four¬fold heuristic version (proposed by way of Wessel Stoker). In dialog with this version, quite a few authors, validated students of their fields, clarify the which means and position, or the critique, of transcendence within the considered modern thinkers, fields of discourse, or cultural domain names. Looking past? will stimulate additional examine at the subject matter of transcendence in modern tradition, yet may also function a textbook for classes in a variety of disciplines, starting from philosophy to theology, cultural reports, literature, paintings, and politics

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The Imperial Experience: From Carlyle to Forster by C. C. Eldridge

By C. C. Eldridge

This ebook examines attitudes in the direction of empire and the production and perpetuation of a British world-view throughout the years 1834-1924. in addition to targeting the standard Victorian and Edwardian novelists and poets, surveys of pop culture and anti-empire perspectives also are integrated. through adopting an extended chronological context, the excessive point of continuity in ideals and activities in the course of the 19th and 20th centuries is highlighted. for this reason, the interval is seen as a dramatic episode in a far longer tale.

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Conrad and History (Oxford English Monographs) by Richard Niland

By Richard Niland

This ebook examines the philosophy of background and the topic of the kingdom within the literature of Joseph Conrad. It explores the significance of nineteenth-century Polish Romantic philosophy in Conrad's literary improvement, arguing that the Polish reaction to Hegelian traditions of historiography in nineteenth-century Europe encouraged Conrad's interpretation of historical past. After investigating Conrad's early occupation within the context of the philosophy of heritage, the ebook analyses Nostromo (1904), the key Agent (1907), and lower than Western Eyes (1911) in gentle of Conrad's writing approximately Poland and his sustained curiosity within the topic of nationwide id. Conrad juxtaposes his trust in an inherited Polish nationwide id, derived from Herder and Rousseau, with a sceptical wondering of contemporary nationalism in ecu and Latin American contexts. Nostromo offers the construction of the trendy kingdom kingdom of Sulaco; the key Agent explores the topic of 'foreigners' and nationality in England; whereas less than Western Eyes constitutes a scientific try to undermine Russian nationwide id. Conrad emerges as an writer who examines severely the forces of nationalism and nationwide identification that Europe during the 19th century and within the interval sooner than the 1st international conflict. This results in a attention of Conrad's paintings in the course of the nice battle. In his fiction and newspaper articles in the course of the battle, Conrad discovered a manner of facing a clash that made him conscious about being sidelined at a turning aspect in either sleek Polish and sleek eu historical past. eventually, this publication re-evaluates Conrad's past due novels The Rover (1923) and Suspense (1925), a long-neglected a part of his profession, investigating Conrad's sustained remedy of French background in his final years along his life-long fascination with the cult of Napoleon Bonaparte.

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