Описание: The twentieth-century English novel encompasses a vast body of work, and one of the most important and most widely read genres of literature. Balancing close readings of particular novels with a comprehensive survey of the last century of published fiction, this Companion introduces readers to more than a hundred major and minor novelists. It demonstrates continuities in novel-writing that bridge the century’s pre- and post-War halves and presents leading critical ideas about English fiction’s themes and forms. The essays examine the endurance of modernist style throughout the century, the role of nationality and the contested role of the English language in all its forms, and the relationships between realism and other fictional modes: fantasy, romance, science fiction. Students, scholars and readers will find this Companion an indispensable guide to the history of the English novel.
Автор: Brantlinger Patrick, Martell Luke, Thesing William Название: Companion to the Victorian Novel ISBN: 063122064X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780631220640 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 18018 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: A comprehensive and accessible critical overview of the Victorian novel. The contributors explore the social, religious, political and other contexts of the period and study the various genres or subgenres, including detective fiction, the Bildungsroman, children`s literature and science fiction.
Описание: The Cambridge Companion to the African American Novel presents new essays covering the one hundred and fifty year history of the African American novel. Experts in the field from the US and Europe address some of the major issues in the genre: passing, the Protest novel, the Blues novel, and womanism among others. The essays are full of fresh insights for students into the symbolic, aesthetic, and political function of canonical and non-canonical fiction. Chapters examine works by Ralph Ellison, Leon Forrest, Toni Morrison, Ishmael Reed, Alice Walker, John Edgar Wideman, and many others. They reflect a range of critical methods intended to prompt new and experienced readers to consider the African American novel as a cultural and literary act of extraordinary significance. This volume, including a chronology and guide to further reading, is an important resource for students and teachers alike.
Автор: Edited by Peter Bondanella Название: The Cambridge Companion to the Italian Novel ISBN: 0521669626 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521669627 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 2645 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The Cambridge Companion to the Italian Novel provides a broad ranging introduction to the major trends in the development of the Italian novel from its early modern origin to the contemporary era. Contributions cover a wide range of topics including the theory of the novel in Italy, the historical novel, realism, modernism, postmodernism, neorealism, and film and the novel. The contributors are distinguished scholars from the United Kingdom, the United States, Italy, and Australia. Novelists examined include some of the most influential and important of the twentieth century inside and outside Italy: Luigi Pirandello, Primo Levi, Umberto Eco and Italo Calvino. This is a unique examination of the Italian Novel, and will prove invaluable to students and specialists alike. Readers will gain a keen sense of the vitality of the Italian novel throughout its history and a clear picture of the debates and criticism that have surrounded its development.
Описание: The Cambridge Companion to the Postcolonial Novel provides an engaging account of the postcolonial novel, from Joseph Conrad to Jean Rhys. Reflecting the development of postcolonial literary studies into a significant and intellectually vibrant field, this Companion explores genres and theoretical movements such as magical realism, crime fiction, ecocriticism, and gender and sexuality. Written by a host of leading scholars in the field, this book offers insight into the representative movements, cultural settings, and critical reception that define the postcolonial novel. Covering subjects from disability and diaspora to the sublime and the city, this Companion reveals the myriad traditions that have shaped the postcolonial literary landscape, and will serve as a valuable resource to students and established scholars alike.
Описание: "A Companion to the British and Irish Novel 1945-2000" serves as an extended introduction and reference guide to the British and Irish novel between the
close of World War II and the turn of the millennium. The book covers a wide range of authors from Samuel Beckett to Salman Rushdie; provides readings of key novels, including
Graham Greene's "Heart of the Matter", Jean Rhys' "Wide Sargasso Sea" and Kazuo Ishiguro's "The Remains of the Day"; considers particular subgenres, such as the feminist novel
and the postcolonial novel; discusses overarching cultural, political and literary trends, such as screen adaptations and the literary prize phenomenon; and gives, readers a sense of the
richness and diversity of the novel during this period and of the vitality with which it continues to be discussed.
Автор: Bondanella Название: The Cambridge Companion to the Italian Novel ISBN: 0521660181 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521660181 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 6672 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This volume provides a broad ranging introduction to the development of the Italian novel, novelists examined include Eco and Calvino.
Описание: This cutting-edge Companion is a comprehensive resource for the study of the modern American novel. Published at a time when literary modernism is being thoroughly reassessed, it reflects current investigations into the origins and character of the movement as a whole.
Автор: Edited by Morag Shiach Название: The Cambridge Companion to the Modernist Novel ISBN: 0521670748 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521670746 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 3335 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The novel is modernism’s most vital and experimental genre. In this Companion leading critics explore the very significant pleasures of reading modernist novels, but also demonstrate how and why reading modernist fiction can be difficult. No one technique or style defines a novel as modernist. Instead, these essays explain the formal innovations, stylistic preferences and thematic concerns which unite modernist fiction. They also show how modernist novels relate to other forms of art, and to the social and cultural context from which they emerged. Alongside chapters on prominent novelists such as James Joyce and Virginia Woolf, as well as lesser-known authors such as Dorothy Richardson and Djuna Barnes, themes such as genre and geography, time and consciousness are discussed in detail. With a chronology and guide to further reading, this is the most accessible and informative overview of the genre available.
Автор: Matthews, John T Название: Companion to the modern american novel 1 ISBN: 0631206876 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780631206873 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 18624 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This cutting-edge Companion is a comprehensive resource for the study of the modern American novel. Published at a time when literary modernism is being
thoroughly reassessed, it reflects current investigations into the origins and character of the movement as a whole. It brings together 28 original essays from leading scholars.
allows readers to orient individual works and authors in their principal cultural and social contexts. It contributes to efforts to recover minority voices, such as those of African American
novelists, and popular subgenres, such as detective fiction. It directs students to major relevant scholarship for further inquiry.
It suggests the many ways that 'modern',
'American' and 'fiction' carry new meanings in the twenty-first century.
Описание: The Cambridge Companion to the Modern German Novel, first published in 2004, provides a broad ranging introduction to the major trends in the development of the German novel from the 1890s to the present. Written by an international team of experts, it encompasses both modernist and realist traditions, and also includes a look back to the roots of the modern novel in the Bildungsroman of the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The structure is broadly chronological, but thematically-focused chapters examine topics such as gender anxiety, images of the city, war, and women's writing; within each chapter, key works are selected for close attention. Unique in its combination of breadth of coverage and detailed analysis of individual works, and featuring a chronology and guides to further reading, this Companion will be indispensable to students and teachers.
Описание: Furnishes readers with a vision of the eighteenth-century novel in its political, aesthetic, and moral contexts. This title covers both traditional themes, such as narrative authority and print culture, and topics, such as globalization, nationhood, technology, and science. It considers both canonical and non-canonical literature.
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