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Writers And Politics

Author : George Woodcock
ISBN : UOM:49015001300012
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The author of four truly important novels--The Recognitions in 1955, J R in 1975, Carpenter's Gothic in 1985, and A Frolic of His Own in 1995--William Gaddis is considered by many literary scholars to be one of the most outstanding novelists of the twentieth century, to be spoken of in the same breath as James Joyce, Robert Musil, and Thomas Pynchon. Hints and Guesses: William Gaddis's Fiction of Longing is the first scholarly work to discuss all four Gaddis novels. While not dismissing the inclination of many scholars to view Gaddis's fiction as postmodern, Christopher Knight moves critical response in another direction, toward a discussion of Gaddis's significance as a satirist and social critic. Knight investigates Gaddis's predominant thematic interests, including those of contemporary aesthetics, Flemish painting, forgery, corporate America, Third World politics, and the U.S. legal system. What Knight finds is an author not only acutely sensitive to post-war social realities but also one whose critique carries with it an implied utopian dimension.
Category: Literary Criticism

Irish Writers And Politics

Author : Okifumi Komesu
ISBN : 0389209260
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Irish Writers and Politics^R explores a variety of responses, the essays in this collection (the third in the IASAIL-Japan series) dealing with Irish writers past and present, such as Swift, Burke, Ferguson, Yeats, Lady Gregory, Joyce, Shaw, O'Casey, Stewart Parker, and Desmond Egan as well as Northern Irish poets and playwrights. CONTENTS INTRODUCTION. Masaru Sekine; ENGLISH READERS: THREE HISTORICAL 'MOMENTS'. Vivian Mercier; SWIFT: ANATOMY OF AN ANTI-COLONIALIST. A. Norman Jeffares; EDMOND BURKE: A VOICE CRYING IN THE WILDERNESS. Lorna Reynolds; THE ENIGMA OF SAMUEL FERGUSON. Maurice Harmon; W. B. YEATS: POLITICS AND HISTORY. Donna Gerstenberger; ASCENDENCY NATIONALISM, FEMINIST NATIONALISM AND STAGECRAFT IN LADY GREGORY'S REVISION OF^R KINCORA, Maureen S. G. Hawkins; THE FIFTH BELL: RACE AND CLASS IN YEATS'S POLITICAL THOUGHT. John S. Kelly; JAMES JOYCE AND POLITICS. Heather Cook Callow; SAINT JOAN. Declan Kiberd; THE 'MIGHT OF DESIGN' IN^R THE PLOUGH AND THE STARS. Christopher Murray; THE WILL TO FREEDOM: POLITICS AND PLAY IN THE THEATRE OF STEWART PARKER. Elmer Andrews; TOO LITTLE PEACE: THE POLITICAL POETRY OF DESMOND EGAN. Brian Arkins; WHO WE ARE: PROTESTANTS AND POETRY IN THE NORTH OF IRELAND. David Burleigh; THEATRE WITH ITS SLEEVES ROLLED UP. Emelie Fitzgibbon; NOTES; NOTES ON CONTRIBUTORS; INDEX^R. Irish Literary Studies Series No. 36.
Category: Literary Criticism

Writers And Politics

Author : Conor Cruise O'Brien
ISBN : 9780571324262
Genre : Literary Collections
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Arguably Conor Cruise O'Brien's most influential and admired book was this brilliant collection of essays - on history, literature and public affairs - first published in 1965. 'I can still remember the excitement with which I discovered a copy of Writers and Politics, in a provincial library in Devonshire thirty years ago. Nobody who tries to write about either of those subjects, or about "the bloody crossroads" where they have so often met, can disown a debt to the Cruiser.' Christopher Hitchens, London Review of Books 'When a liberal can write such pieces as "Mercy and Mercenaries", "Journal de Combat", "Varieties of Anti-Communism", "A New Yorker Critic", and "Generation of Saints", an important voice has returned to our culture.' Raymond Williams,Guardian
Category: Literary Collections

German Writers And Politics 1918 39

Author : Richard Dove
ISBN : UVA:X002422072
Genre : Authors, German
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Political changes between 1918 and 1939 had important implications for German writers. The essays in this volume focus on questions such as the writers' relationship to political parties and ideology, their treatment of the legacy of World War I, and their response to the rise of fascism.
Category: Authors, German

Writers And Politics

Author : Bill Bourne
ISBN : UOM:39015052934919
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Writers In Politics

Author : Ngugi wa Thiong'o
ISBN : 043591751X
Genre : Africa
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Writers And Politics In Germany 1945 2008

Author : K. Stuart Parkes
ISBN : 9781571134011
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A comprehensive survey of German literary writers' political writing and involvement since 1945.
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French Writers And The Politics Of Complicity

Author : Richard J. Golsan
ISBN : 0801882583
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Focusing on the political commitments of three French writers who collaborated with the Vichy Regime and Nazi Germany during World War II, and on those of three leading French intellectuals of the 1990s whose misplaced political idealism led them to support xenophobic, authoritarian regimes and dangerous historical revisionisms, Richard J. Golsan reexamines the notion of political commitment or engagement in two difficult periods in modern French history. Discussing the fiction, essays, and journalism of Henry de Montherlant, Jean Giono, and Alphonse de Châteaubriant, Golsan explores the complexity of artistic and intellectual collaboration during the German Occupation. He demonstrates that, in this context, complicity with political evil often derived from "nonpolitical" motives including sexual orientation, antimodern aesthetics, and dangerously skewed religious beliefs. Turning to the post–cold war era of the 1990s, Golsan examines the philosopher Alain Finkielkraut's support for Croatian independence, the "mediologist" Régis Debray's pro-Serb stance during the bombing of Kosovo, and the historian Stéphane Courtois's revisionist comparison of Nazi and Communist crimes during the 1997 debate surrounding the publication of The Black Book of Communism. In these three cases, laudable motives—and misguided historical comparisons with Vichy, Nazism, and the Occupation period that marked the political and intellectual discourses of France in the 1990s—resulted, paradoxically, in antidemocratic engagements profoundly at odds with the original motivations behind these intellectuals' commitments. In each of these case studies, political complicity derives from a combination of passions and ideals—whether positive or negative, emotional or intellectual—as well as a desire to make the present conform to a particular and generally skewed vision of the past. The full implications of these involvements are neither fully grasped nor understood by their authors, either through lack of objectivity, rationality, or imagination or through willful ignorance. The results are always unfortunate and often disastrous. Considered together, these six intellectuals serve as sobering reminders that political commitments are never as simple or straightforward as they seem and that admirable motives for political involvement can have dangerous and destructive consequences in historical practice.
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Author : Catherine Wiley
ISBN : 0815320558
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Twenty-nine collected essays represent a critical history of Shakespeare's play as text and as theater, beginning with Samuel Johnson in 1765, and ending with a review of the Royal Shakespeare Company production in 1991. The criticism centers on three aspects of the play: the love/friendship debate.
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The Writer And Politics

Author : George Woodcock
ISBN : UOM:39015073445945
Genre : Literature
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Weimar Germany

Author : Alan Bance
ISBN : UVA:X000835453
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Writers And Politics In Germany 1945 2008

Author : Stuart Parkes
ISBN : 1571135804
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A comprehensive survey of German literary writers' political writing and involvement since 1945.
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Writers And Politics In Africa

Author : Nimbari Anokari
ISBN : STANFORD:36105114951937
Genre : African literature
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Category: African literature

The Veil

Author : Jennifer Heath
ISBN : 9780520255180
Genre : History
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Veiling is a globally polarizing issue, a locus for the struggle between Islam and the West and between contemporary and traditional interpretations of Islam. This book examines the vastly misunderstood and multi-layered world of the veil. It explores and analyzes the cultures, politics, and histories of veiling.
Category: History

African Women Writers And The Politics Of Gender

Author : Sadia Zulfiqar
ISBN : 9781443812771
Genre : Social Science
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This work examines the work of a group of African women writers who have emerged over the last forty years. While figures such as Chinua Achebe, Ben Okri and Wole Soyinka are likely to be the chief focus of discussions of African writing, female authors have been at the forefront of fictional interrogations of identity formation and history. In the work of authors such as Mariama Bâ (Senegal), Buchi Emecheta (Nigeria), Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Nigeria), Tsitsi Dangarembga (Zimbabwe), and Leila Aboulela (Sudan), there is a clear attempt to subvert the tradition of male writing where the female characters are often relegated to the margins of the culture, and confined to the domestic, private sphere. This body of work has already generated a significant number of critical responses, including readings that draw on gender politics and colonialism, but it is still very much a minor literature, and most mainstream western feminism has not sufficiently processed it. The purpose of this book is three-fold. First, it draws together some of the most important and influential African women writers of the post-war period and looks at their work, separately and together, in terms of a series of themes and issues, including marriage, family, polygamy, religion, childhood, and education. Second, it demonstrates how African literature produced by women writers is explicitly and polemically engaged with urgent political issues that have both local and global resonance: the veil, Islamophobia and a distinctively African brand of feminist critique. Third, it revisits Fredric Jameson’s claim that all third-world texts are “national allegories” and considers these novels by African women in relation to Jameson’s claim, arguing that their work has complicated Jameson’s assumptions.
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Encyclopedia Of Literature And Politics A G

Author : M. Keith Booker
ISBN : 0313329397
Genre : Politics and literature
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More than 500 alphabetically arranged entries by more than 200 expert contributors overview the complex relationship between literature and politics.
Category: Politics and literature

On Poetry And Politics

Author : Jean Paulhan
ISBN : 9780252032806
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The first English translation of Jean Paulhan's major essays
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On Writing And Politics 1967 1983

Author : Günter Grass
ISBN : 0156687933
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This collection of essays, takes up the cudgels against the irresponsibilities of the New Left and against repression in both East and West
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