Joyce and Company is a comparative study which encourages a way of thinking about Joyce not as an isolated figure but as someone who is best understood in the company of others whether from the past, the present or, indeed, the imagined future. Throughout, Pierce places Joyce and his time in dialogue with other figures or different historical periods or languages other than English. In this way, Joyce is seen anew in relation to other writers and contexts. The book is organised in four parts: Joyce and History, Joyce and Language, Joyce and the City, and Joyce and the Contemporary World. Pierce emphasises Joyce's position as both an Irish and a European writer and shows Joyce's continuing relevance to the twenty-first century, not least in his commitment to language, culture and a discourse on freedom.
Author: Michael Benton
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2015-05-26
Genre: Literary Criticism
Literary Biography: An Introduction illustrates and accountsfor the literary genre that merges historical facts with theconventions of narrative while revealing how the biographicalcontext can enrich the study of canonical authors. Provides up-to-date and comprehensive coverage of issues andcontroversies in life writing, a rapidly growing field ofstudy Offers a valuable biographical and historical context for thestudy of major classic and contemporary authors Features an interview with Wilfred Owen's biographer, DominicHibberd; a gallery of literary portraits with commentaries; closereadings that illustrate the differences between fiction andbiography; speculation about likely future developments; anddetailed suggestions for further reading
Traditionally, women have found recourse in artistic means to interrogate change and upheaval. This volume explores women from Spain, Portugal and Latin America who have described this experience in their literature and films.
Author: Philip Sidney
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date: 1999
Sidney was in his early twenties when he wrote his 'Old' Arcadia for the amusement of his younger sister, the Countess of Pembroke. A romantic story in the manner of Shakespeare's early comedies, the 'Old' Arcadia also includes over 70 poems in a variety of meters and genres. This edition contains a Glossary and an Index of First Lines.
Ex-changes: Comparative Studies in British and American Cultures is a collection of articles exploring a variety of cultural texts – such as fiction, film, drama, poetry, and critical thought – in order to present the on-going transfer of ideas and processes of complementation that characterise cultural (re)production. The analyses gathered in the volume document the shifting ways of thinking about individual identity and social formations, describe the mobility of definitions of gender and nationality, and address the changing relations between various genres and disciplines through adaptation and re-writing. All of these preoccupations can be located within the broad domain of Comparative Studies, drawing comparisons across time, space, societies, cultures, genres, media and disciplines. The scope of the themes covered by the essays comprising this volume not only confirms the significance of comparative studies in contemporary cultural research, but also testifies to the validity of comparative methods, both in individual critical analysis and the writing process. Beneath the well-defined divisions of comparative studies in their inter-disciplinary preoccupations, such as comparisons involved in translation, adaptation, cross-cultural studies or relationships between various arts, this volume exposes to what extent individual cultural texts are founded on comparative structures and concepts, conceptualised through analogies, changes and internal splits.
Release Date: 2001
Genre: American literature
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'My empire is of the imagination.' These are the words of Ayesha, the mysterious white queen of a Central African tribe, whose dread title, 'She-who-must-be-obeyed', testifies to her undying beauty and magical powers; but they serve equally well to describe the hold of her author, Henry Rider Haggard, on generations of readers. Writing 'at white heat', and in the flush of success after the publication of King Solomon's Mines, Haggard drew again on his knowledge of Africa and of ancient legends, but also on something deeper and more disturbing. To the Englishmen who journey through shipwreck, fever, and cannibals to her hidden realm, 'She' is the goal of a quest bequeathed to them two thousand years before; to Haggard's readers, 'She' is the embodiment of one of the most potent and ambivalent figures of Western mythology, a female who is both monstrous and desirable - and, without question, deadlier than the male. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
Author: P. D. James
Publisher: Vintage Books USA
Release Date: 2001
A dazzling collection of new writing by leading contemporary authors. Published to promote and support the work of Britain's Royal National Institute for the Blind, Sightlines includes pieces from many of Britain's foremost writers, all of whom have contributed their writing without a fee. Introduced by Sue Townsend, who recently lost her sight, "Sightlines includes many previously unpublished stories, essays and poems by leading contemporary authors such as Louis de Bernieres, Antonia Fraser, Nina Bawden, Frederick Forsyth, Doris Lessing, A S Byatt, Malcolm Bradbury, David Lodge, John Fowles, D J Enright, Andrew Motion, David Malouf, Brian Aldiss, Tibor Fischer, Philip Kerr, and Reginald Hill, among many others.