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Contemporary Crisis Fictions

Contemporary Crisis Fictions PDF
Author: E. Horton
Publisher: Springer
Release: 2014-07-08
ISBN: 1137350202
Size: 77.39 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 265
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Contemporary Crisis Fictions

by E. Horton, Contemporary Crisis Fictions Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Contemporary Crisis Fictions books, This book offers a significant statement about the contemporary British novel in relation to three authors: Graham Swift, Ian McEwan, and Kazuo Ishiguro. All writing at the forefront of a generation, these authors sought to resuscitate the novel's ethico-political credentials, at a time which did not seem conducive to such a project.



Crisis In Identity

Crisis in Identity PDF
Author: Arthur G. Kimball
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Release: 2016-09-13
ISBN: 1462912087
Size: 78.28 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 192
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Crisis In Identity

by Arthur G. Kimball, Crisis In Identity Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Crisis In Identity books, This book is a critical study of ten postwar Japanese novels that focus on man's search for identity in the modern world. With the presentation of the Nobel Prize for Literature to a Japanese author in 1969, the international significance of modern Japanese literature was formally recognized by the Western world. The best indication of the West's present keen appreciation of modern Japanese literature is the large number of excellent translations that have appeared in recent years. In Crisis in Identity a common theme—modern man's search for identity—has been traced through ten major novels. This quest takes place n conjunction with wartime cannibalism, the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, expatriation, senile eroticism, and personal and social alienation. The works in which these are depicted include: Diary of a Mad Old Man (Junichiro Tanizaki) House of the Sleeping Beauties (Yusunari Kawabata) Black Rain (Masuji Ibuse) Fires on the Plain (Shohei Ooka) THe Temple of the Golden Pavilion (Yukio Mishima) The Woman in the Dunes (Kobe Abe) A Personal Matter (Kenzaburo Oe) If you have not yet read these novels, Crisis in Identity will provide a stimulating introduction to them; if you have, it will reveal new insights.



Mother Without Child

Mother Without Child PDF
Author: Elaine Tuttle Hansen
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Release: 1997-01-01
ISBN: 9780520205789
Size: 62.33 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 283
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Mother Without Child

by Elaine Tuttle Hansen, Mother Without Child Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Mother Without Child books, "This is a conceptually innovative book which expands the meaning of motherhood to include mothers 'without child'; it is also a compassionate political book which refuses the boundary between 'good enough' and 'bad' mothers. Mother Without Child is an engaging, witty, and provocative literary study which should fascinate anyone who is interested in mothering or in looking for new ways to talk about motherhood without erasing some women's experience or dividing mothers from each other."--Sara Ruddick, author of Maternal Thinking: Toward a Politics of Peace "Hansen positions her study in a genuinely new space . . . taboo ground, which demands not only a great deal of courage to address, but also enormous intelligence and insight. Hansen is up to this task. . . hers is a pioneer study that will have a significant impact on the ways that non-procreative motherhood is discussed and understood." --Madelon Sprengnether, author of The Spectral Mother: Freud, Feminism, and Psychoanalysis "Since the beginnings of the second wave of feminism in the 1960s, feminist scholars have been obsessed with motherhood. Mother Without Child takes us to the next stage in this fascinated and fascinating exploration. Through illuminating readings of contemporary stories of thwarted motherhood, Hansen challenges the persistent and constraining definitions of the good and even the good-enough mother. She enjoins us to listen to the moving, devastating, and often inspiring stories of mothers who survive the loss of their children and she urges us to find there not the angry voices of feminist daughters who cannot forgive their patriarchal mothers, but alternative stories of a different maternity that can lead us to alternative plots and visions of women's lives. We need this book."--Marianne Hirsch, author of The Mother/Daughter Plot: Narrative, Psychoanalysis, Feminism "A careful, committed, and freshly clarifying voice. Hansen's graceful prose and finely interwoven explorations are much needed at this time. Through readings of contemporary fiction, she enriches our vocabulary for discussing the overdetermined topic of motherhood and deepens our understanding of both its psychological and contemporary political dimensions. Mother Without Child is a book for historians and social scientists as well as literary scholars."--Laura Doyle, author of Bordering on the Body: The Racial Matrix of Modern Fiction and Culture



Ali Smith

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Author: Monica Germana
Publisher: A&C Black
Release: 2013-07-18
ISBN: 1441159908
Size: 70.31 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 208
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Ali Smith

by Monica Germana, Ali Smith Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Ali Smith books, In such novels as Hotel World and the Whitbread Prize winning The Accidental, Ali Smith has established herself as one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary fiction. Covering her complete oeuvre, from the short stories to her most recent novel There but for the, this is the first comprehensive critical guide to Smith's work. Bringing together leading scholars, Ali Smith: Contemporary Critical Perspectives covers such topics as: ? Language, truth and reality ? Spectral presences and the uncanny ? Gender and sexuality ? Cosmopolitanism ? Smith's place in the contemporary canon Including a new interview with the author, a chronology of her life and authoritative guides to further reading, this is an essential guide for anyone interested in the best of contemporary fiction.



The 1980s A Decade Of Contemporary British Fiction

The 1980s  A Decade of Contemporary British Fiction PDF
Author: Philip Tew
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Release: 2017-10-19
ISBN: 9781350005396
Size: 38.25 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 280
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The 1980s A Decade Of Contemporary British Fiction

by Philip Tew, The 1980s A Decade Of Contemporary British Fiction Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The 1980s A Decade Of Contemporary British Fiction books, How did social, cultural and political events in Britain during the 1980s shape contemporary British fiction? Setting the fiction squarely within the context of Conservative politics and questions about culture and national identity, this volume reveals how the decade associated with Thatcherism frames the work of Kazuo Ishiguro, Martin Amis, and Graham Swift, of Scottish novelists and new diasporic writers. How and why 1980s fiction is a response to particular psychological, social and economic pressures is explored in detail. Drawing on the rise of individualism and the birth of neo-liberalism, contributors reflect on the tense relations between 1980s politics and realism, and between elegy and satire. Noting the creation of a 'heritage industry' during the decade, the rise of the historical novel is also considered against broader cultural changes. Viewed from the perspective of more recent theorisations of crisis following both 9/11 and the 21st-century financial crash, this study makes sense of why and how writers of the 1980s constructed fictions in response to this decade's own set of fundamental crises.



Death Facing Ecology In Contemporary British And North American Environmental Crisis Fiction

Death Facing Ecology in Contemporary British and North American Environmental Crisis Fiction PDF
Author: Louise Squire
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2019-11-29
ISBN: 1351396501
Size: 68.92 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 208
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Death Facing Ecology In Contemporary British And North American Environmental Crisis Fiction

by Louise Squire, Death Facing Ecology In Contemporary British And North American Environmental Crisis Fiction Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Death Facing Ecology In Contemporary British And North American Environmental Crisis Fiction books, Recent years have seen a burgeoning of novels that respond to the environmental issues we currently face. Among these, Louise Squire defines environmental crisis fiction as concerned with a range of environmental issues and with the human subject as a catalyst for these issues. She argues that this fiction is characterized by a thematic use of "death," through which it explores a "crisis" of both environment and self. Squire refers to this emergent thematic device as "death-facing ecology". This device enables this fiction to engage with a range of theoretical ideas and with popular notions of death and the human condition as cultural phenomena of the modern West. In doing so, this fiction invites its readers to consider how humanity might begin to respond to the crisis.



Contemporary Capitalism Crisis And The Politics Of Fiction

Contemporary Capitalism  Crisis  and the Politics of Fiction PDF
Author: Roberto del Valle Alcala
Publisher: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Literature
Release: 2019-10-31
ISBN: 9780367426491
Size: 55.85 MB
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Languages : en
Pages : 152
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Contemporary Capitalism Crisis And The Politics Of Fiction

by Roberto del Valle Alcala, Contemporary Capitalism Crisis And The Politics Of Fiction Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Contemporary Capitalism Crisis And The Politics Of Fiction books, Contemporary Capitalism, Crisis, and the Politics of Fiction: Literature Beyond Fordism proposes a fresh approach to contemporary fictional engagements with the idea of crisis in capitalism and its various social and economic manifestations. The book investigates how late-twentieth and twenty-first-century Anglophone fiction has imagined, interpreted, and in most cases resisted, the collapse of the socio-economic structures built after the Second World War and their replacement with a presumably immaterial order of finance-led economic development. Through a series of detailed readings of the words of authors Martin Amis, Hari Kunzru, Don DeLillo, Zia Haider Rahman, John Lanchester, Paul Murray and Zadie Smith among others, this study sheds light on the embattled and decidedly unstable nature of contemporary capitalism.



Critical Modesty In Contemporary Fiction

Critical Modesty in Contemporary Fiction PDF
Author: Thom Dancer
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release: 2021-09-09
ISBN: 0192645366
Size: 21.49 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 240
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Critical Modesty In Contemporary Fiction

by Thom Dancer, Critical Modesty In Contemporary Fiction Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Critical Modesty In Contemporary Fiction books, From climate catastrophe to pandemics and economic crises, the problems facing humanity can feel impossible to solve. Critical Modesty in Contemporary Fiction argues that contemporary fiction helps those who may feel despair at the enormity of such problems — not, as usually assumed, through the ambitious search for grand solutions but rather by cultivating a temperament of modesty. This new temperament of critical modesty locates the fight for freedom and human dignity within the limited and compromised conditions in which we find ourselves. Through readings of Ian McEwan, Zadie Smith, J. M. Coetzee, and David Mitchell, Critical Modesty in Contemporary Fiction advances a claim for the value of temperament in general as a crucial analytic for understanding contemporary experience as well as for a particular temperament of critical modesty as crucial in negotiating the limits of critical and human agency that constitute our daily lives. Exploring modest forms of entangled human agency that represent an alternative to the novel of the large scale that have been most closely associated with the Anthropocene, this volume makes the surprising case that by adopting a modest stance, the novel has the potential to play a more important socio-cultural role than it has done. In doing so, it offers an engaging response to the debate over critical and surface readings, bringing novels themselves into the conversation and arguing for a fictional mode that is both critical and modest, reminding us how much we are already engaged with the world, implicated and compromised, before we start developing theories, writing stories, or acting within it.



The 1980s A Decade Of Contemporary British Fiction

The 1980s  A Decade of Contemporary British Fiction PDF
Author: Philip Tew
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Release: 2014-04-24
ISBN: 9781441126498
Size: 26.23 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 280
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The 1980s A Decade Of Contemporary British Fiction

by Philip Tew, The 1980s A Decade Of Contemporary British Fiction Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The 1980s A Decade Of Contemporary British Fiction books, How did social, cultural and political events in Britain during the 1980s shape contemporary British fiction? Setting the fiction squarely within the context of Conservative politics and questions about culture and national identity, this volume reveals how the decade associated with Thatcherism frames the work of Kazuo Ishiguro, Martin Amis, and Graham Swift, of Scottish novelists and new diasporic writers. How and why 1980s fiction is a response to particular psychological, social and economic pressures is explored in detail. Drawing on the rise of individualism and the birth of neo-liberalism, contributors reflect on the tense relations between 1980s politics and realism, and between elegy and satire. Noting the creation of a 'heritage industry' during the decade, the rise of the historical novel is also considered against broader cultural changes. Viewed from the perspective of more recent theorisations of crisis following both 9/11 and the 21st-century financial crash, this study makes sense of why and how writers of the 1980s constructed fictions in response to this decade's own set of fundamental crises.



The 1980s A Decade Of Contemporary British Fiction

The 1980s  A Decade of Contemporary British Fiction PDF
Author: Philip Tew
Publisher: A&C Black
Release: 2014-02-27
ISBN: 1441168532
Size: 50.65 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 256
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The 1980s A Decade Of Contemporary British Fiction

by Philip Tew, The 1980s A Decade Of Contemporary British Fiction Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The 1980s A Decade Of Contemporary British Fiction books, How did social, cultural and political events in Britain during the 1980s shape contemporary British fiction? Setting the fiction squarely within the context of Conservative politics and questions about culture and national identity, this volume reveals how the decade associated with Thatcherism frames the work of Kazuo Ishiguro, Martin Amis, and Graham Swift, of Scottish novelists and new diasporic writers. How and why 1980s fiction is a response to particular psychological, social and economic pressures is explored in detail. Drawing on the rise of individualism and the birth of neo-liberalism, contributors reflect on the tense relations between 1980s politics and realism, and between elegy and satire. Noting the creation of a 'heritage industry' during the decade, the rise of the historical novel is also considered against broader cultural changes. Viewed from the perspective of more recent theorisations of crisis following both 9/11 and the 21st-century financial crash, this study makes sense of why and how writers of the 1980s constructed fictions in response to this decade's own set of fundamental crises.