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Letty Fox Her Luck

Author : Christina Stead
ISBN : 9781786691385
Genre : Fiction
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'Letty Fox: Her Luck is a fully achieved comic novel of a most original kind' ANGELA CARTER. One hot night last spring, after waiting fruitlessly for a call from my then lover, with whom I had quarrelled the same afternoon, and finding one of my black moods on me, I flung out of my lonely room on the ninth floor (unlucky number) in a hotel in lower Fifth Avenue and rushed into the streets of the Village, feeling bad. Letty Fox is hunting for a husband. Her picaresque adventures are brilliantly described in this imaginative portrayal of a woman who might have been independent, but chose otherwise.
Category: Fiction

An Introduction To Australian Fiction

Author : Colin Roderick
ISBN : UOM:39015016455613
Genre : Australian fiction
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Surveys the whole field of Australian prose fiction to the end of 1949.
Category: Australian fiction

The Magic Phrase

Author : Margaret Harris
ISBN : 0702225061
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This is the first volume of essays by various hands on the work of the great Australian novelist Christina Stead (1902-83). It provides an overview of Stead criticism, including pioneering 'classic' essays, together with a selection from the burgeoning critical literature of the 1980s and '90s, and several articles not previously published.
Category: Literary Criticism

American Night

Author : Alan M. Wald
ISBN : 9780807837344
Genre : Literary Criticism
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American Night, the final volume of an unprecedented trilogy, brings Alan Wald's multigenerational history of Communist writers to a poignant climax. Using new research to explore the intimate lives of novelists, poets, and critics during the Cold War, Wald reveals a radical community longing for the rebirth of the social vision of the 1930s and struggling with a loss of moral certainty as the Communist worldview was being called into question. The resulting literature, Wald shows, is a haunting record of fracture and struggle linked by common structures of feeling, ones more suggestive of the "negative dialectics" of Theodor Adorno than the traditional social realism of the Left. Establishing new points of contact among Kenneth Fearing, Ann Petry, Alexander Saxton, Richard Wright, Jo Sinclair, Thomas McGrath, and Carlos Bulosan, Wald argues that these writers were in dialogue with psychoanalysis, existentialism, and postwar modernism, often generating moods of piercing emotional acuity and cosmic dissent. He also recounts the contributions of lesser known cultural workers, with a unique accent on gays and lesbians, secular Jews, and people of color. The vexing ambiguities of an era Wald labels "late antifascism" serve to frame an impressive collective biography.
Category: Literary Criticism

Encounters

Author : Kai Erikson
ISBN : 0300046626
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Paul Horgan on Mary Garden; Isaiah Berlin and Monroe Engel on Edmund Wilson; Julian Barnes on Arthur Koestler; Sissela Bok on Alva Myrdal; Quentin Bell on Henri Matisse; John Hersey on Sinclair Lewis; Francine du Plessix Gray on Charles Olson; Maury Yeston on Alan Jay Lerner; Bayard Rustin on A. Philip Randolph; Hortense Calisher on Christina Stead; Harry Levin on Jean Renoir; Willie Ruff on Paul Hindemith; Stanley Cavell on J. L. Austin; Eileen Simpson on Jacques Lacan; John Hollander on W. H. Auden; Mary Lee Settle on W. Somerset Maugham; Jerome Bruner on Jean Piaget.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Span

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ISBN : UCLA:L0072299373
Genre : Commonwealth literature (English)
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Adultery And Other Diversions

Author : Tim Parks
ISBN : 1559704705
Genre : Fiction
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A selection of essays reflect upon adultery, fidelity, Europe, ghosts, magic, destiny, and conformity
Category: Fiction

The Alteration

Author : Kingsley Amis
ISBN : 9781590176375
Genre : Fiction
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In Kingsley Amis’s virtuoso foray into virtual history it is 1976 but the modern world is a medieval relic, frozen in intellectual and spiritual time ever since Martin Luther was promoted to pope back in the sixteenth century. Stephen the Third, the king of England, has just died, and Mass (Mozart’s second requiem) is about to be sung to lay him to rest. In the choir is our hero, Hubert Anvil, an extremely ordinary ten-year-old boy with a faultless voice. In the audience is a select group of experts whose job is to determine whether that faultless voice should be preserved by performing a certain operation. Art, after all, is worth any sacrifice. How Hubert realizes what lies in store for him and how he deals with the whirlpool of piety, menace, terror, and passion that he soon finds himself in are the subject of a classic piece of counterfactual fiction equal to Philip K. Dick’s The Man in the High Castle. The Alteration won the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for best science-fiction novel in 1976.
Category: Fiction

Transit

Author : Anna Seghers
ISBN : 9781590176405
Genre : Fiction
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Anna Seghers’s Transit is an existential, political, literary thriller that explores the agonies of boredom, the vitality of storytelling, and the plight of the exile with extraordinary compassion and insight. Having escaped from a Nazi concentration camp in Germany in 1937, and later a camp in Rouen, the nameless twenty-seven-year-old German narrator of Seghers’s multilayered masterpiece ends up in the dusty seaport of Marseille. Along the way he is asked to deliver a letter to a man named Weidel in Paris and discovers Weidel has committed suicide, leaving behind a suitcase containing letters and the manuscript of a novel. As he makes his way to Marseille to find Weidel’s widow, the narrator assumes the identity of a refugee named Seidler, though the authorities think he is really Weidel. There in the giant waiting room of Marseille, the narrator converses with the refugees, listening to their stories over pizza and wine, while also gradually piecing together the story of Weidel, whose manuscript has shattered the narrator’s “deathly boredom,” bringing him to a deeper awareness of the transitory world the refugees inhabit as they wait and wait for that most precious of possessions: transit papers.
Category: Fiction

Female Quest In Christina Stead S For Love Alone

Author : Mathilda Adie
ISBN : UOM:39015062524726
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Christina Stead's works resist simplistic categorization, a circumstance which has attracted some critics and exasperated many others. The upsurge of post-colonial and feminist criticism in the 1980s revitalized critical interest in her books. Exuberant intertextuality and an abundance of contradictory literary and ideological discourses - previously often regarded as excesses flawing Stead's literary style - now became appreciated qualities. The aim of this book is to illuminate a host of revealing, but frequently overlooked, details that form patterns essential for a deeper understanding and enjoyment of Stead's novels. Intertextuality and the workings of conflicting discourses play prominent parts in the critical analyses of quests undertaken by Stead's female characters, particularly that of Teresa Hawkins whose quest provides For Love Alone with its romance structure. A combination of Northrop Frye's myth criticism with feminist and post-colonial criticism opens the way for an in-depth analysis of Teresa as a modern quest hero, informed by literature but at odds with its conventional gender roles. The intertextual perspective sheds light on her progress, as well as on important parts of the literary context in which For Love Alone is embedded. The concluding survey of Stead's other novels traces the development of Stead's treatment of female quest within the entire body of her fiction.
Category: Literary Criticism

The New Cambridge Bibliography Of English Literature

Author : George Watson
ISBN :
Genre : Literary Criticism
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More than fifty specialists have contributed to this new edition of volume 4 of The Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature. The design of the original work has established itself so firmly as a workable solution to the immense problems of analysis, articulation and coordination that it has been retained in all its essentials for the new edition. The task of the new contributors has been to revise and integrate the lists of 1940 and 1957, to add materials of the following decade, to correct and refine the bibliographical details already available, and to re-shape the whole according to a new series of conventions devised to give greater clarity and consistency to the entries.
Category: Literary Criticism

Lund Studies In English

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ISBN : UCLA:L0090792177
Genre : English language
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Category: English language

Southerly

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105010216351
Genre : Australian literature
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Vols. for 1939-1944 include the Annual report of the Australian English Association; v. for 1945-1946 include the Annual report of the Sydney Branch of the English Association.
Category: Australian literature

Australian Writers 1915 1950

Author : Selina Samuels
ISBN : STANFORD:36105025944344
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The starting date for this volume is central to Australia's self-definition; it is the year of the most famous battle in Australian military history - Gallipoli, during World War I. It marked the first time that Australians fought as a nation rather than part of the British military, and the Gallipoli campaign has come to signify a legendary image of the Australian character - one who is brave in the face of danger, stoic in adversity, and loyal to ones comrades.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Saturday Review

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105007836393
Genre : American literature
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Christina Stead

Author : Joan Lidoff
ISBN : 0804464138
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