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The cambridge companion to John Updike, Edited by Stacey Olster



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Автор: Edited by Stacey Olster
Название:  The cambridge companion to John Updike   (Справочник по Джону Апдайку)
Издательство: Cambridge Academ
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ISBN: 0521607302
ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521607308
Обложка/Формат: Paperback
Страницы: 214
Вес: 0.352 кг.
Дата издания: 06.04.2006
Серия: Cambridge Companions to Literature
Язык: English
Размер: 227 x 153 x 13
Читательская аудитория: Tertiary education (us: college)
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Описание: John Updike is one of the most prolific and important American authors of the contemporary period, with an acclaimed body of work that spans half a century and is inspired by everything from American exceptionalism to American popular culture. This Companion joins together a distinguished international team of contributors to address both the major themes in Updikes writing as well as the sources of controversy that Updikes writing has often provoked. It traces the ways in which historical and cultural changes in the second half of the twentieth century have shaped not just Updikes reassessment of Americas heritage, but his reassessment of the literary devices by which that legacy is best portrayed. With a chronology and bibliography of Updikes published writings, this is the only guide students and scholars of Updike will need to understand this extraordinary writer.
Дополнительное описание: Introduction: ‘A sort of helplessly 50's guy’ Stacey Olster; Part I. Early Influences and Recurrent Concerns: 1. Updike, middles, and the spell of ‘subjective geography’ D. Quentin Miller; 2. ‘Nakedness’ or realism in Updike's early short stories Kristiaa




The Cambridge companion to Pushkin

Название: The Cambridge companion to Pushkin
ISBN: 0521604710 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521604710
Издательство: Cambridge Academ
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Описание: Alexander Pushkin stands in a unique position as the founding father of Russian literature. In this Companion, leading scholars discuss Pushkin's work in its political, literary, social and intellectual contexts. In the first part of the book individual chapters analyse his poetry, his theatrical works, his narrative poetry and historical writings. The second section explains and samples Pushkin's impact on broader Russian culture by looking at his enduring legacy in music and film from his own day to the present. Special attention is given to the reinvention of Pushkin as a cultural icon during the Soviet period. No other volume available brings together such a range of material and such comprehensive coverage of all Pushkin's major and minor writings. The contributions represent state-of-the-art scholarship that is innovative and accessible, and are complemented by a chronology and a guide to further reading.

Companion to victorian poetry

Название: Companion to victorian poetry
ISBN: 1405176121 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781405176125
Издательство: Wiley
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Описание: Brings together specially commissioned essays that reflect both the diversity of Victorian poetry and the variety of critical approaches that illuminate it. This volume surveys the various schools and styles in Victorian poetry. It positions Victorian verse in its contexts and explores its interactions with dominant cultural discourses.

The Cambridge Companion to the History of the Book

Автор: Howsam
Название: The Cambridge Companion to the History of the Book
ISBN: 1107625092 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781107625099
Издательство: Cambridge Academ
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Описание: Throughout human history, the world's knowledge and fruits of the creative imagination have been produced, circulated and received through the medium of the material text. This Companion provides a wide-ranging account of the history of the book and its ways of thinking about works from ancient inscription to contemporary e-books, discussing thematic, chronological and methodological aspects of this interdisciplinary field. The first part considers book cultures from local, national and global perspectives. Part two, organized around the dynamic relationship between the material book and the mutable text, develops a loosely chronological narrative from early writing, through manuscript and early printing, to the institution of a mechanized book trade, and on to the globalization of publishing and the introduction of the electronic book. A third part takes a practical turn, discussing methods, sources and approaches: bibliographical, archival and reading experience methodologies, as well as pedagogical strategies.

The Cambridge Companion to Jorge Luis Borges

Автор: Williamson
Название: The Cambridge Companion to Jorge Luis Borges
ISBN: 0521141370 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521141376
Издательство: Cambridge Academ
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Описание: Jorge Luis Borges (1899–1986) was one of the great writers of the twentieth century and the most influential author in the Spanish language of modern times. He had a seminal influence on Latin American literature and a lasting impact on literary fiction in many other languages. However, Borges has been accessible in English only through a number of anthologies drawn mainly from his work of the 1940s and 1950s. The primary aim of this Companion is to provide a more comprehensive account of Borges's oeuvre and the evolution of his writing. It offers critical assessments by leading scholars of the poetry of his youth and the later poetry and fiction, as well as of the 'canonical' volumes of the middle years. Other chapters focus on key themes and interests, and on his influence in literary theory and translation studies.

The New Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare

Автор: De Grazia
Название: The New Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare
ISBN: 0521713935 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521713931
Издательство: Cambridge Academ
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Описание: Written by a team of leading international scholars, this Companion is designed to illuminate Shakespeare's works through discussion of the key topics of Shakespeare studies. Twenty-one essays provide lively and authoritative approaches to recent scholarship and criticism for readers keen to expand their knowledge and appreciation of Shakespeare. The book contains stimulating chapters on traditional topics such as Shakespeare's biography and the transmission of his texts. Individual readings of the plays are given in the context of genre as well as through the cultural and historical perspectives of race, sexuality and gender, and politics and religion. Essays on performance survey the latest digital media as well as stage and film. Throughout the volume, contributors discuss Shakespeare in a global as well as a national context, a dramatist with a long and constantly mutating history of reception and performance.

Cosmic Defiance: Updike`s Kierkegaard and the Maples Stories

Автор: Crowe David
Название: Cosmic Defiance: Updike`s Kierkegaard and the Maples Stories
ISBN: 088146502X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780881465020
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Описание: John Updike once wrote that many of his works are ""illustrations of Kierkegaard,"" and yet no current study provides an extended, convincing reason why this is so, why Updike came to live by Søren Kierkegaard's ideas. This study does, telling the story of Updike's life-altering encounter withFear and Trembling in his early career, and tracing the subsequent evolution of Updike's complex and coherent theology. Examining Updike's many claims about Kierkegaard's life and work, and casting those claims into debate with Kierkegaard's best scholars and critics, this book explains why Kierkegaard and his intellectual inheritors Karl Barth and Miguel de Unamuno provided Updike with a reason to live, and a vocation as an antinomian Christian writer. The study pursues the same question Updike did: how are identity and action bound up with faith in God? The eighteen intensely autobiographical Maples stories, chapters in the tale of a twenty-two-year marriage that begins hopefully but ends in divorce, epitomize the theological preoccupations Updike learned from Kierkegaard--becoming an authentic self and learning to love the neighbor creatively rather than compulsively.

The Cambridge Companion to American Gay and Lesbian Literature

Автор: Herring
Название: The Cambridge Companion to American Gay and Lesbian Literature
ISBN: 1107646189 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781107646186
Издательство: Cambridge Academ
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Описание: This Companion examines the connections between LGBTQ populations and American literature from the late eighteenth to twenty-first centuries. It surveys primary and secondary writings under the evolving category of gay and lesbian authorship, and incorporates current thinking in US-based LGBTQ studies as well as critical practices within the field of American literary studies. This Companion also addresses the ways in which queerness pervades persons, texts, bodies, and reading, while paying attention to the transnational component of such literatures. In so doing, it details the chief genres, conventional historical backgrounds, and influential interpretive practices that support the analysis of LGBTQ literatures in the United States.

The Cambridge companion to the literature of world war ii

Название: The Cambridge companion to the literature of world war ii
ISBN: 0521715415 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521715416
Издательство: Cambridge Academ
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Описание: The literature of World War II has emerged as an accomplished, moving, and challenging body of work, produced by writers as different as Norman Mailer and Virginia Woolf, Primo Levi and Ernest Hemingway, Jean-Paul Sartre and W. H. Auden. This Companion provides a comprehensive overview of the international literatures of the war: both those works that recorded or reflected experiences of the war as it happened, and those that tried to make sense of it afterwards. It surveys the writing produced in the major combatant nations (Britain and the Commonwealth, the USA, Japan, Germany, France, Italy, and the USSR), and explores its common themes. With its chronology and guide to further reading, it will be an invaluable source of information and inspiration for students and scholars of modern literature and war studies.

The Cambridge Companion to Boccaccio

Автор: Armstrong
Название: The Cambridge Companion to Boccaccio
ISBN: 1107609631 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781107609631
Издательство: Cambridge Academ
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Описание: Incorporating the most recent research by scholars in Italy, the UK, Ireland and North America, this collection of essays foregrounds Boccaccio's significance as a pre-eminent scholar and mediator of the classical and vernacular traditions, whose innovative textual practices confirm him as a figure of equal standing to Petrarch and Dante. Situating Boccaccio and his works in their cultural contexts, the Companion introduces a wide range of his texts, paying close attention to his formal innovations, elaborate voicing strategies, and the tensions deriving from his position as a medieval author who places women at the centre of his work. Four chapters are dedicated to different aspects of his masterpiece, the Decameron, while particular attention is paid to the material forms of his works: from his own textual strategies as the shaper of his own and others' literary legacies, to his subsequent editorial history, and translation into other languages and media.

The Cambridge Companion to the Bloomsbury Group

Автор: Rosner
Название: The Cambridge Companion to the Bloomsbury Group
ISBN: 1107623413 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781107623415
Издательство: Cambridge Academ
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Описание: Named after a small neighborhood in London where its members settled as young adults, the Bloomsbury Group produced an impressive body of work that yielded British Post-Impressionist painting, literary modernism, the field of macroeconomics, and a new direction for public taste in art. This Companion offers a comprehensive guide to the intellectual and social contexts surrounding Bloomsbury and its coterie, which includes writer Virginia Woolf, economist Maynard Keynes, and art critic Roger Fry, among others. Thirteen chapters from leading scholars and critics explore the Bloomsbury Group's rejection of Victorian values and social mores, their interventions in issues of empire and international politics, their innovations in the literary and visual arts, and more. Complete with a chronology of key events and a detailed guide to further reading, this Companion provides scholars and students of English literature with fresh perspectives on the achievements of this remarkable circle of friends.

The Cambridge Companion to Sensation Fiction

Автор: Mangham
Название: The Cambridge Companion to Sensation Fiction
ISBN: 0521760747 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521760744
Издательство: Cambridge Academ
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Описание: In 1859 the popular novelist Wilkie Collins wrote of a ghostly woman, dressed from head to toe in white garments, laying her cold, thin hand on the shoulder of a young man as he walked home late one evening. His novel The Woman in White became hugely successful and popularised a style of writing that came to be known as sensation fiction. This Companion highlights the energy, the impact and the inventiveness of the novels that were written in 'sensational' style, including the work of Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Mrs Henry Wood and Florence Marryat. It contains fifteen specially-commissioned essays and includes a chronology and a guide to further reading. Accessible yet rigorous, this Companion questions what influenced the shape and texture of the sensation novel, and what its repercussions were both in the nineteenth century and up to the present day.

The Cambridge Companion to  Ulysses

Автор: Latham
Название: The Cambridge Companion to Ulysses
ISBN: 1107073901 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781107073906
Издательство: Cambridge Academ
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Описание: Few books in the English language seem to demand a companion more insistently than James Joyce's Ulysses, a work that at once entices and terrifies readers with its interwoven promises of pleasure, scandal, difficulty and mastery. This volume offers fourteen concise and accessible essays by accomplished scholars that explore this masterpiece of world literature. Several essays examine specific aspects of Ulysses, ranging from its plot and characters to the questions it raises about the strangeness of the world and the density of human cultures. Others address how Joyce created this novel, why it became famous and how it continues to shape both popular and literary culture. Like any good companion, this volume invites the reader to engage in an ongoing conversation about the novel and its lasting ability to entice, rankle, absorb, and enthrall.


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