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Reconsidering Elizabeth Bowen S Shorter Fiction

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Author: Heather Levy
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 1793628181
Size: 15.22 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 156
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Book Description: Reconsidering Elizabeth Bowen’s Shorter Fiction: Dead Reckoning focuses on Elizabeth Bowen's representations of violence against the self and others. Heather Levy examines the complicity of landscape and the implications of mayhem, murder, and suicide in The Collected Stories of Elizabeth Bowen (2006) edited by Angus Wilson and The Bazaar and Other Stories (2008) edited by Alan Hepburn. It introduces five previously unpublished short story fragments and two nearly complete stories from The Elizabeth Bowen Collection at The Harry Ransom Research Center. Levy argues that Bowen's shorter fiction is a quixotic celebration of moral transgression, crime without punishment, and suicide without mourners. Bowen's compassionate response to offenders and violence anticipated the Perpetrator Trauma movement in the United States. Her innovations with the freedom of the short story produced an uncanny narration of violence. This book integrates the entirety of the scholarship on Bowen's short stories in a clear and original manner and offers a synthetic and compelling excavation of Bowen's unpublished short stories.


Rethinking The Irish In The American South

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Author: Bryan Albin Giemza
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 1496800435
Size: 71.11 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 208
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Book Description: Studies of the Irish presence in America have tended to look to the main corridors of emigration, and hence outside the American South. Yet the Irish constituted a significant minority in the region. Indeed, the Irish fascination expresses itself in southern context in powerful, but disparate, registers: music, literature, and often, a sense of shared heritage. Rethinking the Irish in the American South aims to create a readable, thorough introduction to the subject, establishing new ground for areas of inquiry. These essays offer a revisionist critique of the Irish in the South, calling into question widely held understandings of how Irish culture was transmitted. The discussion ranges from Appalachian ballads, to Gone with the Wind, to the Irish rock band U2, to Atlantic-spanning literary friendships. Rather than seeing the Irish presence as “natural” or something completed in the past, these essays posit a shifting, evolving, and unstable influence. Taken collectively, they offer a new framework for interpreting the Irish in the region. The implications extend to the interpretation of migration patterns, to the understanding of Irish diaspora, and the assimilation of immigrants and their ideas.


British And Irish Short Fiction Writers 1945 2000

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Author: Cheryl Alexander Malcolm
Publisher: Dictionary of Literary Biograp
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Size: 72.15 MB
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Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 463
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Book Description: Essays on British and Irish authors of short stories written between 1945 and 2000 that are traditional in subject matter and technique, and cover social, political and economic changes that occurred during this time. The Irish contribution to short fiction in English is second to none. Short fiction in languages other than English also plays a significant role in the postwar British and Irish literary world, including the use of the working-class Scottish dialect.


Irish Women Writers And The Modern Short Story

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Author: Elke D'hoker
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319302884
Size: 34.24 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 231
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Book Description: This book traces the development of the modern short story in the hands of Irish women writers from the 1890s to the present. George Egerton, Somerville and Ross, Elizabeth Bowen, Mary Lavin, Edna O’Brien, Anne Enright and Claire Keegan are only some of the many Irish women writers who have made lasting contributions to the genre of the modern short story - yet their achievements have often been marginalized in literary histories, which typically define the Irish short story in terms of its oral heritage, nationalist concerns, rural realism and outsider-hero. Through a detailed investigation of the short fiction of fifteen prominent writers, this study aims to open up this critical conceptualization of the Irish short story to the formal properties and thematic concerns women writers bring to the genre. What stands out in thematic terms is an abiding interest in human relations, whether of love, the family or the larger community. In formal terms, this book traces the overall development of the Irish short story, highlighting both the lines of influence that connect these writers and the specific use each individual author makes of the short story form.


Wyndham Lewis The Radical

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Author: Carmelo Cunchillos Jaime
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9783039112005
Size: 76.55 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 278
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Book Description: This volume about the modernist writer and artist Wyndham Lewis (1882-1957) presents him as a radical figure in twentieth-century modernism. The authors rediscover aspects of Lewis's work which show how his fiction challenges modernist norms, and how his acute and wide-ranging critique of culture has a vital contemporary relevance. Lewis's range is extraordinary - it covers Nietzsche as well as classic cinema, Renaissance art and English classicism. Being politically conservative, he had nonetheless a place on the political left, and he can be seen as a postmodernist before his time. These essays by leading Spanish and British specialists reveal Lewis as one of the key modernists of our time.


Elizabeth Bowen

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Author: Eibhear Walshe
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Size: 68.83 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 216
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Book Description: This edited collection, provides a complete academic account of the fictions of Elizabeth Bowen (1899-1973 ) the most important Anglo-Irish novelist of the 20th century. It covers Bowen's life, her family background and her writing career between London and North Cork. Of particular interest is her position as an Anglo-Irish writer and her centrality as a major novelist within the traditions of 20th century writing, within modernist literature and, in particular, within modern Irish writing. This book provides an overall cultural context for her novels and short stories. Each chapter explores Bowen's links with other 20th century novelists and her modernist deployment of the novel form, her representation of Ireland, of the Anglo-Irish and of the Irish War of Independence. Also considered are the wide range of Bowen's short stories from 1929 up to 1967 and her experience of living in London during the Second World War. Other chapters discuss the changes in narrative form used in Bowen's last novels, novels of experimentation and increasing darkness. This book locates her writings within contemporary notions of the construction of gender in relation to fictive representations of sexuality and sexual identity. Bowen has been read as a modernist, a structuralist and also within feminist and post-colonial theories of fiction writing. Since her death in 1973, Bowen's novels have been constantly in print and many critics and biographers, like Victoria Glendinning, Patricia Craig, Neil Corcoran, Hermione Lee, Maud Ellmann, Roy Foster and many others have written on her. This book provides a comprehensive scholarly account of her creative life and that critical afterlife.


Current Contents Arts Humanities

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Author: Institute for scientific information (Philadelphie, Pa).
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Size: 63.11 MB
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Category :
Languages : en
Pages :
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Choice

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Size: 30.90 MB
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Category : Academic libraries
Languages : en
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Humanities Index

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University Of Michigan Bibliography

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Author: University of Michigan. Office of Research Administration
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Size: 54.78 MB
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Languages : en
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