Author : George Stade
Publisher : Infobase Publishing
ISBN 13 : 1438116896
Total Pages : 593 pages
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Download or read book Encyclopedia of British Writers, 1800 to the Present written by George Stade and published by Infobase Publishing. This book was released on 2010-05-12 with total page 593 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Contains alphabetically arranged entries that provide biographical and critical information on major and lesser-known nineteenth- and twentieth-century British writers, and includes articles on key schools of literature, and genres.
Download or read book Dirk Bogarde written by John Coldstream and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2011-09-08 with total page 640 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'Biographies only tend to be definitive until the next one comes along, but there's no danger of Coldstream's erudite, moving analysis ever being superseded' INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY. As an actor Dirk Bogarde was a Rank contract artist and matinee idol who became a giant of the intellectual cinema, working on films such as Death in Venice, The Servant and Providence. Fiercely protective of his privacy, and that of his partner of 40 years, he left England in the 1960s to live abroad, where he carved a second career for himself as a bestselling author. Although Bogarde destroyed many of his papers, John Coldstream has had unique access to his personal archives and to friends and family who knew him well. The result is a fascinating biography of a complex and intriguing personality.
Download or read book Changing the Story written by Gayle Greene and published by Indiana University Press. This book was released on 1991 with total page 322 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The feminist fiction movement of the 1960s-1980s was and is as significant a movement as Modernism, Greene argues here. Focusing on the metafiction of Doris Lessing, Margaret Drabble, Margaret Atwood, and Margaret Laurence, she traces the roots of this feminist literary explosion to the second women's movement and places these writers within a sociohistorical matrix, and at the same time creates a new literary canon. Greene also speculates on the future of feminist fiction in the current regressive period of edition (unseen), $17.50. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Download or read book Modern British Women Writers written by Vicki K. Janik and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2002-11-30 with total page 445 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The 20th century witnessed several major cultural movements, including modernism, anti-modernism, and postmodernism. These and other means of understanding and perceiving the world shaped the literature of that era and, with the rise of feminism, resulted in a particularly rich body of literature by women writers. This reference includes alphabetically arranged entries on 58 British women writers of the 20th century. Some of these writers were born in England, while others, such as Katherine Mansfield and Doris Lessing, came from countries of the former Empire or Commonwealth. The volume also includes entries for women of color, such as Kamala Markandaya and Buchi Emecheta. Each entry is written by an expert contributor and includes an overview of the writer's background, an analysis of her works, an assessment of her achievements, and lists of primary and secondary sources. The volume closes with a selected, general bibliography.
Download or read book British Women's Writing, 1930 to 1960 written by Sue Kennedy and published by Liverpool English Texts and St. This book was released on 2020 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume contributes to the vibrant, ongoing recuperative work on women's writing by shedding new light on a group of authors commonly dismissed as middlebrow in their concerns and conservative in their styles and politics. The neologism 'interfeminism' - coined to partner Kristin Bluemel's 'intermodernism' - locates this group chronologically and ideologically between two 'waves' of feminism, whilst also forging connections between the political and cultural monoliths that have traditionally overshadowed them. Drawing attention to the strengths of this 'out-of-category' writing in its own right, this volume also highlights how intersecting discourses of gender, class and society in the interwar and post-war periods pave the way for the bold reassessments of female subjectivity that characterise second and third wave feminism. The essays showcase the stylistic, cultural and political vitality of a substantial group of women authors of fiction, non-fiction, drama, poetry and journalism including Vera Brittain, Storm Jameson, Nancy Mitford, Phyllis Shand Allfrey, Rumer Godden, Attia Hosain, Doris Lessing, Kamala Markandaya, Susan Ertz, Marghanita Laski, Elizabeth Bowen, Edith Pargeter, Eileen Bigland, Nancy Spain, Vera Laughton Matthews, Pamela Hansford Johnson, Dorothy Whipple, Elizabeth Taylor, Daphne du Maurier, Barbara Comyns, Shelagh Delaney, Stevie Smith and Penelope Mortimer. Additional exploration of the popular magazines Woman's Weekly and Good Housekeeping and new material from the Vera Brittain archive add an innovative dimension to original readings of the literature of a transformative period of British social and cultural history.
Download or read book Ever, Dirk written by John Coldstream and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2011-09-08 with total page 512 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The hitherto unpublished Dirk Bogarde - the best of his marvellous letters The success of John Coldstream's bestselling biography of Dirk Bogarde demonstrates that the interest in one of Britain's leading actors, memoirists and novelists does not diminish, even though it is a decade since his death. Bogarde was a secretive man, who destroyed many of his own papers and diaries. Fortunately, the recipients of his letters treasured them, enabling John Coldstream to bring together this fascinating collection of hitherto unpublished material. Bogarde wrote to each correspondent according to the nature of the friendship, but invariably he was frank, gossipy, funny and often malicious. The joy of writing, particularly as he grew older and chose to live in France, was never far away. The letters display the qualities familiar to those who knew the private Bogarde: acute observation, laser-like intelligence, impatience with the foolish, compassion for the needy, a relish for the witty metaphor, and a catastrophic disdain for correct spelling and punctuation. Above all, to read his letters is to hear him talk, and no conversation with Dirk Bogarde was dull. Recipients included the film director Joseph Losey, Bogarde's first publisher Norah Smallwood, the film critic Dilys Powell, and the novelist Penelope Mortimer.
Download or read book Contemporary Women's Writing written by Maroula Joannou and published by Manchester University Press. This book was released on 2000 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This wide-ranging study provides a historically grounded account of women's fiction in the 1960s and the 1970s, relating changes in the social structure of Britain and the United States to the literary representations of women's experience.
Download or read book The Years of Anger written by Andy Croft and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2020-05-01 with total page 306 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Randall Swingler (1909–67) was arguably the most significant and the best-known radical English poet of his generation. A widely published poet, playwright, novelist, editor and critic, his work was set to music by almost all the major British composers of his time. This new biography draws on extensive sources, including the security services files, to present the most detailed account yet of this influential poet, lyricist and activist. A literary entrepreneur, Swingler was founder of radical paperback publishing company Fore Publications, editor of Left Review and Our Time and literary editor of the Daily Worker; later becoming a staff reporter, until the paper was banned in 1941. In the 1930s, he contributed several plays for Unity Theatre, including the Mass Declamation Spain, the Munich play Crisis and the revues Sandbag Follies and Get Cracking. In 1936, MI5 opened a 20-year-long file on him prompted by a song he co-wrote with Alan Bush for a concert organised to mark the arrival of the 1934 Hunger March into London. During the Second World War, Swingler served in North Africa and Italy and was awarded the Military Medal for his part in the battle of Lake Comacchio. His collections The Years of Anger (1946) and The God in the Cave (1950) contain arguably some of the greatest poems of the Italian campaign. After the war, Swingler was blacklisted by the BBC. Orwell attacked him in Polemic and included him in the list of names he offered the security services in 1949. Stephen Spender vilified him in The God That Failed. The book will challenge the Cold War assumptions that have excluded Swingler’s life and work from standard histories of the period and should be of great interest to activists, scholars and those with an interest in the history of the literary and radical left.
Download or read book The Pumpkin Eater written by Penelope Mortimer and published by New York Review of Books. This book was released on 2011-04-26 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Pumpkin Eater is a surreal black comedy about the wages of adulthood and the pitfalls of parenthood. A nameless woman speaks, at first from the precarious perch of a therapist’s couch, and her smart, wry, confiding, immensely sympathetic voice immediately captures and holds our attention. She is the mother of a vast, swelling brood of children, also nameless, and the wife of a successful screenwriter, Jake Armitage. The Armitages live in the city, but they are building a great glass tower in the country in which to settle down and live happily ever after. But could that dream be nothing more than a sentimental delusion? At the edges of vision the spectral children come and go, while our heroine, alert to the countless gradations of depression and the innumerable forms of betrayal, tries to make sense of it all: doctors, husbands, movie stars, bodies, grocery lists, nursery rhymes, messes, aging parents, memories, dreams, and breakdowns. How to pull it all together? Perhaps you start by falling apart.
Download or read book Comrade Heart written by Andy Croft and published by Manchester University Press. This book was released on 2003-11-08 with total page 328 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is the extraordinary story of the English poet Randall Swingler, godson of the Archbishop of Canterbury, communist, librettist, publisher, propagandist, poet and war-hero. It is a book about the Second World War and the story of the African and Italian campaigns, recorded uniquely through the eyes of the ordinary soldier. It is a case study of the intellectual consequences of the Cold War in Britain, McCarthyism and Zhdanovism. Croft's retelling of Randall Swingler's life from comfortable childhood and public school through to crushing penury will appeal to cultural, political and literary historians.
Download or read book The Perfect Gentleman written by M.C. Beaton and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2014-08-07 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the top of his flawlessly groomed head to the waxed tips of his fashionable shoes, Lord Andrew Childe was every inch the perfect gentleman. But Andrew's arrogant composure was almost always shattered by the impertinent Penelope Mortimer, an achingly lovely country beauty who had a clear knack for ruffling his lordship's feathers. Her nose for trouble seem to land Lord Andrew into the most awkward situations and love itself quickly became the most delicate of them all!
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Download or read book The Love and Temptation Series written by M. C. Beaton and published by Rosetta Books. This book was released on 2020-05-06 with total page 1068 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Seven novels by the New York Times-bestselling author about how the temptation to break society’s rules can overwhelm even the most prim and proper women . . . Beset by awkward situations, inconvenient feelings, and ambitious families, the women in this seven-book romance collection refuse to bend to society’s whim and still manage to capture true love in the process. The Love and Temptation Series includes: The Original Miss Honeyford; At the Sign of the Golden Pineapple; The Education of Miss Patterson; Quadrille; Sweet Masquerade; Miss Davenport's Christmas; and The Perfect Gentleman. “A romance writer who deftly blends humor and adventure.” —Booklist “The best of the Regency writers.” —Kirkus Reviews
Download or read book The History of British Women's Writing, 1945-1975 written by Clare Hanson and published by Springer. This book was released on 2017-09-14 with total page 305 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume reshapes our understanding of British literary culture from 1945-1975 by exploring the richness and diversity of women’s writing of this period. Essays by leading scholars reveal the range and intensity of women writers’ engagement with post-war transformations including the founding of the Welfare State, the gradual liberalization of attitudes to gender and sexuality and the reconfiguration of Britain and the empire in the context of the Cold War. Attending closely to the politics of form, the sixteen essays range across ‘literary’, ‘middlebrow’ and ‘popular’ genres, including espionage thrillers and historical fiction, children’s literature and science fiction, as well as poetry, drama and journalism. They examine issues including realism and experimentalism, education, class and politics, the emergence of ‘second-wave’ feminism, responses to the Holocaust and mass migration and diaspora. The volume offers an exciting reassessment of women’s writing at a time of radical social change and rapid cultural expansion.
Download or read book Encyclopedia of British Writers written by Christine L. Krueger and published by Infobase Publishing. This book was released on 2014-07 with total page 881 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This concise encyclopedic reference profiles more than 800 British poets
Download or read book Desperate Housewives, Neuroses and the Domestic Environment, 1945–1970 written by Ali Haggett and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2015-10-06 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Although the figure of the ‘desperate housewife’ is familiar to us, Haggett suggests that many women in the 1950s and ’60s led satisfying lives and that gender roles, while very different, were often seen as equal.
Download or read book Modernisierung und Literatur written by Walter Göbel and published by Gunter Narr Verlag. This book was released on 2000 with total page 370 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: