The Cambridge Companion To Utopian Literature

Author: Gregory Claeys
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139828428
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The Cambridge Companion To Utopian Literature from the Author: Gregory Claeys. Since the publication of Thomas More's genre-defining work Utopia in 1516, the field of utopian literature has evolved into an ever-expanding domain. This Companion presents an extensive historical survey of the development of utopianism, from the publication of Utopia to today's dark and despairing tendency towards dystopian pessimism, epitomised by works such as George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four and Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale. Chapters address the difficult definition of the concept of utopia, and consider its relation to science fiction and other literary genres. The volume takes an innovative approach to the major themes predominating within the utopian and dystopian literary tradition, including feminism, romance and ecology, and explores in detail the vexed question of the purportedly 'western' nature of the concept of utopia. The reader is provided with a balanced overview of the evolution and current state of a long-standing, rich tradition of historical, political and literary scholarship.

The Cambridge Companion To Thomas More

Author: George M. Logan
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139828487
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The Cambridge Companion To Thomas More from the Author: George M. Logan. This Companion offers a comprehensive introduction to the life and work of a major figure of the modern world. Combining breadth of coverage with depth, the book opens with essays on More's family, early life and education, his literary humanism, virtuoso rhetoric, illustrious public career and ferocious opposition to emergent Protestantism, and his fall from power, incarceration, trial and execution. These chapters are followed by in-depth studies of five of More's major works - Utopia, The History of King Richard the Third, A Dialogue Concerning Heresies, A Dialogue of Comfort against Tribulation and De Tristitia Christi - and a final essay on the varied responses to the man and his writings in his own and subsequent centuries. The volume provides an accessible overview of this fascinating figure to students and other interested readers, whilst also presenting, and in many areas extending, the most important modern scholarship on him.

The Cambridge Companion To Mario Vargas Llosa

Author: Efrain Kristal
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521864240
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The Cambridge Companion To Mario Vargas Llosa from the Author: Efrain Kristal. Analyses Vargas Llosa's career as a writer and as an important cultural and political figure in Latin America and beyond.

The Cambridge Companion To Twentieth Century Russian Literature

Author: Evgeny Dobrenko
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139828231
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The Cambridge Companion To Twentieth Century Russian Literature from the Author: Evgeny Dobrenko. In Russian history, the twentieth century was an era of unprecedented, radical transformations - changes in social systems, political regimes, and economic structures. A number of distinctive literary schools emerged, each with their own voice, specific artistic character, and ideological background. As a single-volume compendium, the Companion provides a new perspective on Russian literary and cultural development, as it unifies both émigré literature and literature written in Russia. This volume concentrates on broad, complex, and diverse sources - from symbolism and revolutionary avant-garde writings to Stalinist, post-Stalinist, and post-Soviet prose, poetry, drama, and émigré literature, with forays into film, theatre, and literary policies, institutions and theories. The contributors present recent scholarship on historical and cultural contexts of twentieth-century literary development, and situate the most influential individual authors within these contexts, including Boris Pasternak, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Joseph Brodsky, Osip Mandelstam, Mikhail Bulgakov and Anna Akhmatova.

The Cambridge Companion To The Twentieth Century English Novel

Author: Robert L. Caserio
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521884160
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The Cambridge Companion To The Twentieth Century English Novel from the Author: Robert L. Caserio. A survey of the development of the novel since 1900, with detailed information about individual novels, themes and subgenres.

Victorian Time

Author: T. Ferguson
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137007982
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Victorian Time from the Author: T. Ferguson. Victorian Time examines how literature of the era registers the psychological impact of the onset of a modern, industrialized experience of time as time-saving technologies, such as steam-powered machinery, aimed at making economic life more efficient, signalling the dawn of a new age of accelerated time.

Fool S Gold

Author: L. Sargisson
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137031077
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Fool S Gold from the Author: L. Sargisson. What's wrong with the world today and how might it become better (or worse)? These are the questions pursued in this book, which explores the hopes and fears, dreams and nightmares of the 21st century. Through architecture, fiction, theory, film and experiments with everyday life, Sargisson explores contemporary hopes and fears about the future.

The Oxford Handbook Of Political Ideologies

Author: Michael Freeden
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191663719
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The Oxford Handbook Of Political Ideologies from the Author: Michael Freeden. This is the first comprehensive volume to offer a state of the art investigation both of the nature of political ideologies and of their main manifestations. The diversity of ideology studies is represented by a mixture of the range of theories that illuminate the field, combined with an appreciation of the changing complexity of concrete ideologies and the emergence of new ones. Ideologies, however, are always with us. The Handbook is divided into three sections: The first is divided into three sections: The first reflects some of the latest thinking about the development of ideology on an historical dimension, from the standpoints of conceptual history, Marx studies, social science theory and history, and leading schools of continental philosophy. The second includes some of the most recent interpretations and theories of ideology, all of which are sympathetic in their own ways to its exploration and close investigation, even when judiciously critical of its social impact. This section contains many of the more salient contemporary accounts of ideology. The third focuses on the leading ideological families and traditions, as well as on some of their cultural and geographical manifestations, incorporating both historical and contemporary perspectives. Each chapter is written by an expert in their field, bringing the latest approaches and understandings to their task. The Handbook will position the study of ideologies in the mainstream of political theory and political analysis and will attest to its indispensability both to courses on political theory and to scholars who wish to take their understanding of ideologies in new directions.

The Cambridge Companion To German Romanticism

Author: Nicholas Saul
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139827537
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The Cambridge Companion To German Romanticism from the Author: Nicholas Saul. The late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries saw an extraordinary flowering of arts and culture in Germany which produced many of the world's finest writers, artists, philosophers and composers. This volume, first published in 2004, offers students and specialists an authoritative introduction to that dazzling cultural phenomenon, now known collectively as German Romanticism. Individual chapters not only introduce the reader to individual writers such as Friedrich Schlegel, Novalis, Eichendorff, Heine, Hoffmann, Kleist, Schiller and Tieck, but also treat key concepts of Romantic music, painting, philosophy, gender and cultural anthropology, science and criticism in concise and lucid language. All German quotations are translated to make this volume fully accessible to a wide audience interested in how Romanticism evolved across Europe. Brief biographies and bibliographies are supplemented by a list of primary and secondary further reading in both English and German.

The Cambridge Companion To American Science Fiction

Author: Gerry Canavan
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107052467
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The Cambridge Companion To American Science Fiction from the Author: Gerry Canavan. This Companion explores the relationship between the ideas and themes of American science fiction and their roots in the American cultural experience.