Author: James Gibso
Publisher: Palgrave Macmilla
Keywords: literary, lives, life, thomas, hardy
Number of Pages: 220
Published: 1996-03-15
List price: unknow
ISBN-10: 0312159455
ISBN-13: 9780312159450

Thomas Hardy is today recognised as second only to Shakespeare in the greatness of his achievement. Writer of fourteen published novels, two or three of them among the greatest in our language, of that remarkable Napoleonic epic, The Dynasts, of nearly eight books of verse containing some of the finest and most anthologised of all English poems, and a host of short stories, Hardy is a fascinating literary personality. James Gibson traces his life from his birth in a humble cottage in Dorset to his death and burial in Poets’ Corner in Westminster Abbey. We see Hardy in the first thirty ye

Author: David Wykes
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Keywords: literary, lives, life, evelyn, waugh
Number of Pages: 238
Published: 1999-10-01
List price: $95.00
ISBN-10: 0312225083
ISBN-13: 9780312225087

Waugh’s life and his literary life exist in fascinating, dynamic relationship. Virtually all of his fiction was autobiographical, yet he maintained that his novels were "objects," unrelated to the life of their author. This study traces the shifting relationship of ascertainable fact and imaginative fiction throughout Waugh’s career, focusing on the endless negotiation he conducted between life and art, and on why, from being author of the anarchic, hilarious Decline and Hell, he transformed himself into the author of the romantic, eschatological Brideshead Revisited.

Author: Nancy A. Walker
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Keywords: literary, lives, life, kate, chopin
Number of Pages: 182
Published: 2001-09-08
List price: $100.00
ISBN-10: 0333737881
ISBN-13: 9780333737880

In a career that lasted little more than a decade, Kate Chopin became well-known for stories set in the Creole and Acadian regions of Louisiana, but her masterwork, The Awakening (1899), told the daring story of a woman who defied social and sexual conventions, eliciting negative reviews that denied Chopin prominence until the middle of the 20th Century. Kate Chopin: A Literary Life sets the author in the context of 19th Century American women writers to show how standards of literary propriety affected the career of a major American writer.

Author: Peter Davison
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Keywords: literary, lives, life, george, orwell
Number of Pages: 205
Published: 1996-04-15
List price: $95.00
ISBN-10: 0312128207
ISBN-13: 9780312128203

This account of Orwell’s life focuses on what influenced Orwell, his relations with publishers and editors, and on certain key experiences in his life: the deposition that, while fighting in the Spanish Civil War, he was guilty of espionage and high treason; his work at the BBC, especially in developing ’cultural propaganda’ and as the forerunner of the Open University; his interest in pamphlet literature; his time as a war correspondent; and his activities during the Cold War. A detailed analysis of his earnings between 1922 to 1945 reveals how very poor he was and challenge

Author: Lisa Hopkins
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Keywords: literary, lives, life, christopher, marlowe
Number of Pages: 192
Published: 2001-01-06
List price: $130.00
ISBN-10: 0333698231
ISBN-13: 9780333698235

Christopher Marlowe: A Literary Life situates the individual works of Marlowe within the context of his overall literary career. Areas covered include: Marlowe’s preference for foreign settings and his unusually accurate depictions of them; the importance of his scholarly background; his consistent portrayal of family groups as fissured and troubled; the challenge that his works posed to contemporary orthodoxies about religion, sexuality, and government; and the long and sometimes spectacular afterlife of his works and of his literary reputation as a whole.

Author: Richard J. Finnera
Publisher: University of Michigan Pre
Keywords: literary, criticism, theory, digital, text, editorial
Number of Pages: 264
Published: 1996-09-01
List price: unknow
ISBN-10: 0472106902
ISBN-13: 9780472106905

The development of digital technology and its widespread availability on the personal computer are bringing about a fundamental paradigm shift in the ways that literary texts are created, preserved, disseminated, and studied--a revolution that many scholars have argued is as profound as that created by Gutenberg’s invention of movable type. At the same time, a major shift in textual theory--away from the notion of a "Definitive Edition" and toward a recognition of the integrity of discrete versions--has highlighted the fundamental limitations of the printed book.The Literary Text in the

Author: Roslyn Russell
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Keywords: literary, britain, australia, celebrating, links, relationship
Number of Pages: 249
Published: 1997
List price: unknow
ISBN-10: 1864484772
ISBN-13: 9781864484779

The literary relationship between Australia and Britain has evolved over the last 200 years from one of total dependence of a colony on its mother countries for ideas and affirmation to one of independence and equal partnership in the creation of literature in English. It is the strength and diversity of this relationship which this text explores. From Dickens to Drabble, from Lawson to Lette, the book ranges across 15 themes. Here are the words of explorers and utopians, convicts and their gaolers, nation buiders, travellers, university students, fledgling and established writers, migrants an
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