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Read and Download Daniel O'Gorman book The Routledge Companion to Twenty-First Century Literary Fiction in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Routledge Companion to Twenty-First Century Literary Fiction. This book was released on 2019-01-15 with total page 462 pages. Book excerpt: The study of contemporary fiction is a fascinating yet challenging one. Contemporary fiction has immediate relevance to popular culture, the news, scholarly organizations, and education – where it is found on the syllabus in schools and universities – but it also offers challenges. What is ‘contemporary’? How do we track cultural shifts and changes? The Routledge Companion to Twenty-First Century Literary Fiction takes on this challenge, mapping key literary trends from the year 2000 onwards, as the landscape of our century continues to take shape around us. A significant and central intervention into contemporary literature, this Companion offers essential coverage of writers who have risen to prominence since then, such as Hari Kunzru, Jennifer Egan, David Mitchell, Jonathan Lethem, Ali Smith, A. L. Kennedy, Hilary Mantel, Marilynne Robinson, and Colson Whitehead. Thirty-eight essays by leading and emerging international scholars cover topics such as: • Identity, including race, sexuality, class, and religion in the twenty-first century; • The impact of technology, terrorism, activism, and the global economy on the modern world and modern literature; • The form and format of twenty-first century literary fiction, including analysis of established genres such as the pastoral, graphic novels, and comedic writing, and how these have been adapted in recent years. Accessible to experts, students, and general readers, The Routledge Companion to Twenty-First Century Literary Fiction provides a map of the critical issues central to the discipline, as well as uncovering new perspectives and new directions for the development of the field. It is essential reading for anyone interested in the past, present, and future of contemporary literature.

Download The Routledge Companion to Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Latin American Literary and Cultural Forms PDF

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ISBN 13: 0429602677
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ISBN 13: 166691388X
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Download The Routledge Companion to Music and Modern Literature PDF

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ISBN 13: 1000563359
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Download The Routledge Companion to Death and Literature PDF

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ISBN 13: 1000220745
Total Pages : 470 pages
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ISBN 13: 1000513130
Total Pages : 470 pages
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ISBN 13: 1000413977
Total Pages : 472 pages
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Read and Download Gloria McMillan book The Routledge Companion to Literature and Class in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Routledge Companion to Literature and Class. This book was released on 2021-09-02 with total page 472 pages. Book excerpt: The Routledge Companion to Literature and Class offers a comprehensive and fresh assessment of the cultural impact of class in literature, analyzing various innovative, interdisciplinary approaches of textual analysis and intersections of literature, including class subjectivities, mental health, gender and queer studies, critical race theory, quantitative and scientific methods, and transnational perspectives in literary analysis. Utilizing these new methods and interdisciplinary maps from field-defining essayists, students will become aware of ways to bring these elusive texts into their own writing as one of the parallel perspectives through which to view literature. This volume will provide students with an insight into the history of the intersections of class, theory of class and invisibility in literature, and new trends in exploring class in literature. These multidimensional approaches to literature will be a crucial resource for undergraduate and graduate students becoming familiar with class analysis, and will offer seasoned scholars the most significant critical approaches in class studies.

Download The Routledge Companion to Literature and Disability PDF

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ISBN 13: 1351699679
Total Pages : 396 pages
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Download The Cambridge Companion to Twenty-First Century American Fiction PDF

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ISBN 13: 1108838278
Total Pages : 300 pages
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ISBN 13: 1350090859
Total Pages : 272 pages
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Read and Download Kristian Shaw book Brexlit in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TBrexlit. This book was released on 2021-07-29 with total page 272 pages. Book excerpt: Britain's vote to leave the European Union in the summer of 2016 came as a shock to many observers. But writers had long been exploring anxieties and fractures in British society – from Euroscepticism, to immigration, to devolution, to post-truth narratives – that came to the fore in the Brexit campaign and its aftermath. Reading these tensions back into contemporary British writing, Kristian Shaw coins the term Brexlit to deliver the first in-depth study of how writers engaged with these issues before and after the referendum result. Examining the work of over a hundred British authors, including Julian Barnes, Jonathan Coe, Kazuo Ishiguro, and Ali Smith, as well as popular fiction by Andrew Marr and Stanley Johnson, Brexlit explores how a new and urgent genre of post-Brexit fiction is beginning to emerge.

Download The Comic Turn in Contemporary English Fiction PDF

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ISBN 13: 1474293050
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Read and Download Huw Marsh book The Comic Turn in Contemporary English Fiction in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Comic Turn in Contemporary English Fiction. This book was released on 2020-07-09 with total page 259 pages. Book excerpt: The Comic Turn in Contemporary English Fiction explores the importance of comedy in contemporary literature and culture. In an era largely defined by a mood of crisis, bleakness, cruelty, melancholia, environmental catastrophe and collapse, Huw Marsh argues that contemporary fiction is as likely to treat these subjects comically as it is to treat them gravely, and that the recognition and proper analysis of this humour opens up new ways to think about literature. Structured around readings of authors including Martin Amis, Nicola Barker, Julian Barnes, Jonathan Coe, Howard Jacobson, Magnus Mills and Zadie Smith, this book suggests not only that much of the most interesting contemporary writing is funny and that there is a comic tendency in contemporary fiction, but also that this humour, this comic licence, allows writers of contemporary fiction to do peculiar and interesting things – things that are funny in the sense of odd or strange and that may in turn inspire a funny turn in readers. Marsh offers a series of original critical and theoretical frameworks for discussing questions of literary genre, style, affect and politics, demonstrating that comedy is an often neglected mode that plays a generative role in much of the most interesting contemporary writing, creating sites of rich political, stylistic, cognitive and ethical contestation whose analysis offers a new perspective on the present.

Download The Novel as Network PDF

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Publisher : Springer Nature
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ISBN 13: 303053409X
Total Pages : 327 pages
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Read and Download Tim Lanzendörfer book The Novel as Network in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Novel as Network. This book was released on 2020-09-23 with total page 327 pages. Book excerpt: The Novel as Network: Forms, Ideas, Commodities engages with the contemporary Anglophone novel and its derivatives and by-products such as graphic novels, comics, podcasts, and Quality TV. This collection investigates the meaning of the novel in the larger system of contemporary media production and (post-)print culture, viewing the novel through the lens of actor network theory as a node in the novel network. Chapters underscore the deep interconnection between all the aspects of the novel, between the novel as a (literary) form, as an idea, and as a commodity. Bringing together experts from American, British, and Postcolonial Studies, as well as Book, Publishing, and Media Studies, this collection offers a new vantage point to view the novel in its multifaceted expressions today.

Download Understanding Jennifer Egan PDF

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ISBN 13: 1643362267
Total Pages : 152 pages
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Read and Download Alexander Moran book Understanding Jennifer Egan in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TUnderstanding Jennifer Egan. This book was released on 2021-09-03 with total page 152 pages. Book excerpt: Understanding Jennifer Egan is the first book-length study of the novelist, short-story writer, and journalist best known for the Pulitzer Prize–winning novel, A Visit from the Goon Squad. Alexander Moran examines each of Egan's varied published works, analyzes how her journalism informs her fiction, excavates her literary and intellectual influences, and considers her place in contemporary fiction. Moran argues that because Egan's fiction is not easily categorized many of her novels have been underappreciated. He proposes a framework for understanding her writing centered on what it means to have, and to write, an "authentic" experience. In Emerald City, Egan explores the authenticity of touristic experience; in The Invisible Circus, her focus shifts to the authenticity of historical memory; in Look at Me, The Keep, and A Visit from the Goon Squad, she explores the effects of digital technology on how we understand authentic experience. In the concluding chapter, Moran discusses Egan's 2017 novel Manhattan Beach as a text that explores the authenticity of history and genre while resonating with the instability of the present.

Download The Cambridge Companion to Literature and Climate PDF

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ISBN 13: 1316512169
Total Pages : 363 pages
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Read and Download Adeline Johns-Putra book The Cambridge Companion to Literature and Climate in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Cambridge Companion to Literature and Climate. This book was released on 2022-04-07 with total page 363 pages. Book excerpt: This volume unfolds the complex relationship between literature and climate by uniquely illuminating historical complexity, diverse viewpoints, and emerging issues.

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ISBN 13: 1000594483
Total Pages : 192 pages
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Read and Download Amy Jeffrey book Space and Irish Lesbian Fiction in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TSpace and Irish Lesbian Fiction. This book was released on 2022-06-16 with total page 192 pages. Book excerpt: Space and Irish Lesbian Fiction offers an original and much needed study of Irish Lesbian fiction. Evaluating a wide body of Irish lesbian fiction ranging from the Victorian era to the contemporary age, this book advocates for women writers who have been largely ignored in Irish literary history and criticism. This volume examines the use and applications of space in Irish lesbian fiction. In recent years it can be argued that Irish society has created a new ‘space’ for LGBT or queer people. The concept of space is thus important both symbolically and physically for lesbian literature. In asking, if Irish women writers have moved ‘out of the shadows’ so to speak, what space is open to the Irish lesbian author? How is spatiality reflected in lesbian representation throughout Irish literary history? Space and Irish Lesbian Fiction examines a diverse range of writers from the nineteenth century to the contemporary age, evaluating the contributions of largely unknown authors who have been overlooked alongside more established voices within Irish literature. The concept of liminality that this volume takes as its theme and focus engages with notions of intersectionality, thresholds, crossings and transitions. In suggesting the overlap between the indeterminate threshold of the liminal space and its ambiguously queer potentiality to examine the dynamics of space and its relationship to lesbianism, this ground-breaking project both locates and charts spaces of queer liminality in Irish lesbian fiction.

Download Judge for Yourself PDF

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ISBN 13: 1000191559
Total Pages : 222 pages
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Download Kazuo Ishiguro’s Gestural Poetics PDF

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ISBN 13: 1501348019
Total Pages : 192 pages
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