Vainglory: with Inclinations and Caprice (Penguin Classics) by Ronald Firbank

By Ronald Firbank

The really younger and completely alive Mrs Shamefoot desires not anything greater than to have a memorial stained-glass window erected in her honour in an English cathedral. From this premise, the inimitable Ronald Firbank extends his witty, eccentric Vainglory, with a crowded forged of hilariously drawn characters - Winsome Brooks, woman Anne Pantry, omit Wookie, Mrs Barrow of sunrise and Mrs Steeple - a insurrection of events, and a bottomless experience of the ridiculous. well known by means of Auden, Forster and Waugh, Firbank's advantageous comedian ability, quick-fire discussion and descriptive flights of fancy are completely captured in Vainglory, his first and longest novel, in addition to in novellas incorporated the following: tendencies and Caprice.

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Modernism by Michael Levenson

By Michael Levenson

Publish yr note: First released September tenth 2007

In this wide-ranging and unique account of Modernism, Michael Levenson attracts on greater than 20 years of analysis and a career-long fascination with the move, its members, and the interval in which it thrived. looking a extra refined knowing of the family among the period's texts and contexts, he presents not just a good survey but in addition an important reassessment of Modernism itself.

Spanning many a long time, illuminating person achievements and finding them in the intersecting histories of test (Symbolism to Surrealism, Naturalism to Expressionism, Futurism to Dadaism), the e-book areas the differences of tradition along the agitations of modernity (war, revolution, feminism, psychoanalysis). during this standpoint, Modernism needs to be understood extra generally than just when it comes to its provocative works, experimental kinds, and singular careers. particularly, as Levenson demonstrates, Modernism will be considered because the emergence of an adversary tradition of the hot that trusted audiences in addition to artists, enemies in addition to supporters.

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Nabokov and his Books: Between Late Modernism and the by Duncan White

By Duncan White

On the outbreak of the second one global battle Vladimir Nabokov stood close to wasting every thing once more. The acceptance he had outfitted because the pre-eminent Russian novelist in exile was once imperilled. In Nabokov and his Books, Duncan White indicates how Nabokov went to the United States and never merely reinvented himself as an American author but in addition used the good fortune of Lolita to rescue these Russian books that were threatened through obscurity. utilizing formerly unpublished and overlooked fabric, White tells the tale of Nabokov the pro author and the way he sought to stability his past due modernist aesthetics with the calls for of a booming American literary market. As Nabokov's attractiveness grew so he took higher and bigger keep watch over of ways his books have been produced, making the cloth kind of the book--including forewords, blurbs, covers--part of the radical. In his later novels, together with Pale Fire, Ada, and Transparent Things, the belief of the novelist wasting regulate of his paintings grew to become the topic of the novels themselves. those plots have been replicated in Nabokov's personal biography, as he came upon his lack of ability to regulate the forces the industry good fortune of Lolita had unleashed. With new insights into Nabokov's existence and paintings, this e-book reconceptualises the way in which we predict approximately some of the most vital and influential novelists of the 20 th century.

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The Letters of T. S. Eliot, Volume 2: 1923-1925 by T. S. Eliot

By T. S. Eliot

Volume One: 1898–1922 offers a few 1,400 letters encompassing the years of Eliot's formative years in St. Louis, Missouri, via 1922, in which time the poet had settled in England, married his first spouse, and released The Waste Land. because the first booklet of this quantity in 1988, many new fabrics from British and American assets have come to mild. greater than 200 of those newly found letters are actually incorporated, filling an important gaps within the list and laying off new mild on Eliot's actions in London in the course of and after the 1st global struggle.

Volume : 1923–1925 covers the early years of Eliot's editorship of The Criterion, booklet of The hole Men, and his constructing considered poetry and poetics. the quantity deals 1,400 letters, charting Eliot's trip towards conversion to the Anglican religion, in addition to his transformation from banker to writer and his appointment as director of the recent publishing residence Faber & Gwyer. The prolific and diverse correspondence during this quantity testifies to Eliot's becoming impact as cultural commentator and editor.

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The Doppelganger: Literature's Philosophy (Modern Language by Dimitris Vardoulakis

By Dimitris Vardoulakis

The Doppelgnger or Double offers literature because the doubleof philosophy. There are old purposes for this. The genesis of the Doppelgnger is literature's reaction to the philosophical concentrate on subjectivity. The Doppelgnger was once coined through the German writer Jean Paul in 1796 as a critique of Idealism's statement of subjective autonomy, individuality and human service provider. This critique prefigures post-War extrapolations of the topic as decentred. From this attitude, the Doppelgnger has a relations resemblanceto present conceptualizations of subjectivity. It turns into the emblematic topic of modernity. this is often the 1st major research at the Doppelgnger's impression on philosophical idea. The Doppelgnger emerges as a hidden and unexplored aspect either in conceptions of subjectivity and in philosophy's relation to literature. Vardoulakis demonstrates this by means of using the Doppelgnger to learn literature philosophically and to learn philosophy as literature. The Doppelgnger then seems to be instrumental within the self-conception of either literature and philosophy.

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Running to Paradise: Yeats's Poetic Art by M.L. Rosenthal

By M.L. Rosenthal

In working to Paradise, M.L. Rosenthal, hailed by means of the days Literary complement as "one of crucial critics of twentieth-century poetry," leads us in the course of the lyric poetry and poetic drama of our century's maximum poet in English. His readings shed new, brilliant gentle on Yeats's bold makes use of of culture, his love poetry, and how he confronted the usually tragic realities of revolution and civil warfare. working to Paradise describes Yeats's entire effort--sometimes leavened via wild humor--to exhibit, with excessive poetic integrity, his passionate experience of his personal existence and of his chaotic period. Himself a famous poet, Rosenthal stresses Yeats's artistry and mental candor. The publication levels from his early beautiful lyrical poems and folklore-rooted performs, throughout the tougher-minded, extra confessional mature paintings (including the chic success of The Tower), after which to the occasionally "mad" but usually significant tragic or comedian writing of his final years. Quoting greatly from Yeats, Rosenthal charts the collection strength with which the poet faced his significant life-issues: his art's calls for, his continual yet hopeless love for one lady, the complexities of marriage to a different girl at age fifty two, and his misery in the course of Ireland's "Troubles." Yeats's deep absorption in lady sensibility, within the cycles of heritage and human proposal, and in supernaturalism and "the useless" comes strongly into play in addition.

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Nijhoff, Van Ostaijen, “De Stijl”: Modernism in the by Francis Bulhof (auth.), Francis Bulhof (eds.)

By Francis Bulhof (auth.), Francis Bulhof (eds.)

FRANCIS BULHOF "What used to be Modernism?" that's the identify of an handle brought in June of 1960 via the eminent comparatist Harry Levin at Queen's college in King­ ston, Ontario.1 it sounds as if, greater than a decade in the past, within the eyes of this in keeping with­ ceptive analyst of literature and the humanities, the modernist stream had develop into a specific thing of the prior. Having received complete citizenship within the republic of letters, modernism had outlived itself. The identify of Harry Levin's lecture bears an seen resemblance to that of Fritz Martini's book-length essay used to be warfare Expressionismus?,2 which dealt solely with the German variation of the expressionist circulation. in relation to German expressionism there's a lot dispute in regards to the specified second of its decline and fall, however the political stipulations offer a minimum of a very important dividing line within the 12 months 1933. the top of modernism, although, a much more accomplished stream which used to be not only constrained to 1 state, isn't really really easy to figure out. and there's additionally nonetheless a lot dialogue approximately its roots.

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Sciences of Modernism: Ethnography, Sexology, and Psychology by Paul Peppis

By Paul Peppis

Sciences of Modernism examines key issues of touch among British literature and the human sciences of ethnography, sexology, and psychology on the sunrise of the 20 th century. The booklet is split into sections that pair exemplary clinical texts from the interval with literary ones, charting a variety of collaborations and competitions happening among technological know-how and early modernist literature. Paul Peppis investigates this trade via shut readings of literary works through Claude McKay, E. M. Forster, Mina Loy, Rebecca West, and Wilfred Owen along technology books via Alfred Haddon, Havelock Ellis, Marie Stopes, Bernard Hart, and William Brown. In so doing, Peppis exhibits how those competing disciplines participated within the formation and consolidation of modernism as a wide cultural move throughout quite a number severe discourses. His examine will curiosity scholars and students of the background of technology, literary modernism, and English literature extra greatly.

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Tillie Olsen: One Woman, Many Riddles by Panthea Reid

By Panthea Reid

In Tillie Olsen: One girl, Many Riddles, Panthea Reid examines the advanced lifetime of this iconic feminist hero and twentieth-century literary giant.
Born in Omaha, Nebraska, Tillie Olsen spent her younger maturity there, in Kansas urban, and in Faribault, Minnesota. She relocated to California in 1933 and lived such a lot of her existence in San Francisco. From 1962 on, she sojourned often in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Santa Cruz, and Soquel, California. She was once a Twenties "hell-cat"; a Thirties innovative; an early Forties crusader for equivalent pay for equivalent paintings and a war-relief patriot; an ex-GI's perfect spouse within the later Nineteen Forties; a sufferer of FBI surveillance within the 1950s;a civil rights and antiwar suggest throughout the Sixties and Seventies; and a life-long orator for common human rights.

The enigma of Tillie Olsen is intertwined with that of the 20th century. From the rebellions in Czarist Russia, in the course of the terrors of the melancholy and the hopes of the recent Deal, to global battle II, the Nuremberg Trials, and the United Nations' founding, to the chilly warfare and residence Un-American actions Committee hearings, to later revolutionary and repressive routine, the tale of Olsen's existence brings distant occasions into focus.

In her vintage brief tale "I Stand the following Ironing" and her groundbreaking inform Me a Riddle, Yonnondido, and Silences, Olsen scripted robust, relocating prose approximately traditional people's lives, exposing the pervasive results of sexism, racism, and classism and raising motherhood and women's creativity into issues of research. Popularly often called "Saint Tillie," Olsen used to be hailed through many because the mom of recent feminism.

Based on diaries, letters, manuscripts, inner most records, resurrected public documents, and numerous interviews, Reid's artfully crafted biography untangles a number of the confusing knots of the final century's triumphs and screw ups and speaks fact to legend, correcting fabrications and myths approximately and likewise through Tillie Olsen.

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Modernist Fiction, Cosmopolitanism and the Politics of by Jessica Berman

By Jessica Berman

During this booklet, Jessica Berman claims that modernist fiction engages without delay with early twentieth-century variations of neighborhood and cosmopolitanism. even though modernist writers boost substantially assorted types for social association, their writings go back many times to problems with commonality and shared voice, quite when it comes to dominant discourses of gender and nationality. The writings of Henry James, Marcel Proust, Virginia Woolf, and Gertrude Stein not just inscribe early twentieth-century anxieties approximately race, ethnicity, nationality and gender, yet confront them with calls for for contemporary, cosmopolitan models of group.

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