By B. Bennett
By B. Bennett
By Mary Beth Rose
This e-book explores the inconsistent literary representations of motherhood in various texts starting from the fourth to the 20 th centuries. Mary Beth Rose finds plots startling of their frequency and redundancy that fight to deal with —or to obliterate—the complicated assertions of maternal authority because it demanding situations conventional kinfolk and social buildings. The research engages mom plots: the useless mom plot, during which the mum is death or lifeless; and the dwelling mom plot, within which the mummy is alive and during her very presence within the textual content, places frequently insufferable strain at the mechanics of the plot. those plots reappear and are reworked via authors as varied in chronology and use of literary shape as Augustine, Shakespeare, Milton, Oscar Wilde, and Tony Kushner. The publication argues that, insofar as girls develop into the second one intercourse, it isn't simply because they're adult females consistent with se yet simply because they're moms; whilst the research probes the transformative political and social strength of motherhood because it appears to be like in modern texts like Angels in America.
By Bethan Jones
By Charles Ross
By Elaine V. Beilin
By Linden Peach
By a foreword by Lisa Jardine,Philip Major
By Alexander Broadie
By Matthew Whittle
This booklet examines literary texts by way of British colonial servant and settler writers, together with Anthony Burgess, Graham Greene, William Golding, and Alan Sillitoe, who depicted the impression of decolonization within the newly self sustaining colonies and at domestic in Britain. The finish of the British Empire was once some of the most major and transformative occasions in twentieth-century historical past, marking the start of a brand new international order and having an indelible effect on British tradition and society. Literary responses to this second through these from inside of Britain supply an enlightening (and usually ignored) exploration of the impact of decolonization on acquired notions of “race” and sophistication, whereas additionally prefiguring conceptions of multiculturalism. As Matthew Whittle argues during this sweeping research, those works not just view decolonization inside its international context (alongside the aftermath of the second one international battle, the increase of the US, and mass immigration) yet frequently suggest an answer to imperial decline via cultural renewal.
By Patrick O'Donnell
Written for a large constituency of readers of latest literature, A transitority destiny: The Fiction of David Mitchell explores Mitchell's major concerns-including these of id, heritage, language, imperialism, youth, the surroundings, and ethnicity-across the six novels released to this point, in addition to his protean skill to put in writing in a number of and numerous genres. It locations Mitchell within the culture of Murakami, Sebald, and Rushdie-writers whose works discover narrative in an age of globalization and cosmopolitanism.
Patrick O'Donnell strains the through-lines of Mitchell's paintings from ghostwritten to The Bone Clocks and, with a bankruptcy on all of the six novels, charts the evolution of Mitchell's fictional project.