B S Johnson And Post War Literature

Author: M. Ryle
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137349557
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B S Johnson And Post War Literature from the Author: M. Ryle. A collection of essays on the 1960s experimental writer B.S. Johnson, this book draws together new research on all aspects of his work, and, in tracing his connections to a wider circle of continental, British and American avant-garde writers, offers exciting new approaches to reading 1960s experimental fiction.

B S Johnson

Author: Philip Tew
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B S Johnson from the Author: Philip Tew. "The chapters analyse different themes and phases of Johnson's writing from the early experimental forms, to his autobiographical phase and finally the formally intricate works written in the years before his dramatic and tragic suicide. This literary recovery of Johnson offers new and original interpretations in the first full-length study of the author and his work. Given the growing interest in Johnson, and the reissue of his major works, the present study provides an essential critical context for students, researchers and academics interested in the fields of twentieth-century literature, the novel, cultural studies and literary theory."--BOOK JACKET.

Postmodern Postwar And After

Author: Jason Gladstone
Publisher: University of Iowa Press
ISBN: 160938427X
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Postmodern Postwar And After from the Author: Jason Gladstone. Within the past ten years, the field of contemporary American literary studies has changed significantly. Following the turn of the twenty-first century and mounting doubts about the continued explanatory power of the category of “postmodernism,” new organizations have emerged, book series have been launched, journals have been created, and new methodologies, periodizations, and thematics have redefined the field. Postmodern/Postwar—and After aims to be a field-defining book—a sourcebook for the new and emerging critical terrain—that explores the postmodern/postwar period and what comes after. The first section of essays returns to the category of the “post-modern” and argues for the usefulness of key concepts and themes from postmodernism to the study of contemporary literature, or reevaluates postmodernism in light of recent developments in the field and historical and economic changes in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. These essays take the contemporary abandonments of postmodernism as an occasion to assess the current states of postmodernity. After that, the essays move to address the critical shift away from postmodernism as a description of the present, and toward a new sense of postmodernism as just one category among many that scholars can use to describe the recent past. The final section looks forward and explores the question of what comes after the postwar/postmodern. Taken together, these essays from leading and emerging scholars on the state of twenty-first-century literary studies provide a number of frameworks for approaching contemporary literature as influenced by, yet distinct from, postmodernism. The result is an indispensable guide that seeks to represent and understand the major overhauling of postwar American literary studies that is currently underway.

London Narratives

Author: Lawrence Phillips
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780826484529
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London Narratives from the Author: Lawrence Phillips. Explores representations and re-imaginings of London in post-war fiction from Graham Greene to J.G. Ballard.

Reading The Graphic Surface

Author: Glyn White
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719069680
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Reading The Graphic Surface from the Author: Glyn White. This book critically engages with the visual appearance of prose fiction where it is manipulated by authors, from alterations in typography to the deconstruction of the physical form of the book. It reappraises the range of effects it is possible to create through the use of graphic devices and explores why literary criticism has dismissed such features as either unreadable experimental gimmicks or, more recently, as examples of the worst kind of postmodern decadence. Through the examination of problematical texts which utilize the graphic surface in innovative and unusual ways, including Samuel Beckett’s Watt, B.S. Johnson’s Albert Angelo, Christine Brooke-Rose’s Thru and Alasdair Gray’s Lanark, this book demonstrates that an awareness of the graphic surface can make significant contributions to interpretation.

Society And Literature 1945 1970 Routledge Revivals

Author: Alan Sinfield
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135021376
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Society And Literature 1945 1970 Routledge Revivals from the Author: Alan Sinfield. First published in 1983, this book focuses on the twentieth-century writer as both a product, and an interpreter, of his or her society. It explores the social basis of our conceptions of literature and the ways in which writing is affected by the media, institutional and technical, through which it reaches readers. The text looks at experiences of the period in terms of domestic and world affairs, sexuality, and philosophical and religious attitudes. It discusses the social and economic structures which specifically affect the act of writing, and considers the dominant developments of the period in three genres: novels, poetry and writing for theatre.

The Legacies Of Modernism

Author: David James
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139503472
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The Legacies Of Modernism from the Author: David James. An engagement with the continued importance of modernism is vital for building a nuanced account of the development of the novel after 1945. Bringing together internationally distinguished scholars of twentieth- and twenty-first-century literature, these essays reveal how the most innovative writers working today draw on the legacies of modernist literature. Dynamics of influence and adaptation are traced in dialogues between authors from across the twentieth century: Lawrence and A. S. Byatt, Woolf and J. M. Coetzee, Forster and Zadie Smith. The book sets out new critical and disciplinary foundations for rethinking the very terms we use to map the novel's progression and renewal, enhancing our understanding not only of what modernism was but also what it might still become. With its global reach, The Legacies of Modernism will appeal to scholars working not only in the new modernist studies, but also in postcolonial studies and comparative literature.

The 1970s A Decade Of Contemporary British Fiction

Author: Nick Hubble
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441156712
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The 1970s A Decade Of Contemporary British Fiction from the Author: Nick Hubble. How did social, cultural and political events in Britain during the 1970s shape Contemporary British Fiction? Exploring the impact of events like the Cold War, miners' strikes and Winter of Discontent, this volume charts the transition of British fiction from post-war to contemporary. Chapters outline the decade's diversity of writing, showing how the literature of Ian McEwan and Ian Sinclair interacted with the experimental work of B.S. Johnson. Close contextual readings of Welsh, Scottish, Northern Irish and English novels map the steady break-up of Britain. Tying the popularity of Angela Carter and Fay Weldon to the growth of the Women's Liberation Movement and calling attention to a new interest in documentary modes of autobiographical writing, this volume also examines the rising resonance of the marginal voices: the world of 1970s British Feminist fiction and postcolonial and diasporic writers. Against a backdrop of social tensions, this major critical reassessment of the 1970s defines, explores and better understands the criticism and fiction of a decade marked by the sense of endings.

The Cambridge Companion To The Modernist Novel

Author: Morag Shiach
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107495180
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The Cambridge Companion To The Modernist Novel from the Author: Morag Shiach. The novel is modernism's most vital and experimental genre. In this 2007 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.

The Swarming Streets

Author: Lawrence Phillips
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9789042016637
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The Swarming Streets from the Author: Lawrence Phillips. Ranging from the turn of the nineteenth century to the last few years of the twentieth century, The Swarming Streets explores the representation of London in the last century through some of the major writers who have made it the foundation of their work. The natural companion to recent major histories and biographies of the metropolis, students and researchers alike will find major new essays on Virginia Woolf, Dorothy Richardson, Storm Jameson, E. Nesbit, Julian Barnes, Iain Sinclair, Graham Swift, B. S. Johnson, and Andrea Levy and others. Drawing on a rich variety of critical approaches, each essay is distinct as well as contributing to an overall analysis of literary representations of twentieth-century London.