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Read and Download book The Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Fiction in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Fiction. This book was released on 2010-12-08 with total page 1536 pages. Book excerpt: This Encyclopedia is an indispensible reference guide to twentieth-century fiction in the English-language. With nearly 500 contributors and over 1 million words, it is the most comprehensive and authoritative reference guide to twentieth-century fiction in the English language. Contains over 500 entries of 1000-3000 words written in lucid, jargon-free prose, by an international cast of leading scholars Arranged in 3 volumes covering British and Irish Fiction, American Fiction, and World Fiction, with each volume edited by a leading scholar in the field Entries cover major writers (such as Saul Bellow, Raymond Chandler, John Steinbeck, Virginia Woolf, A.S Byatt, Samual Beckett, D.H. Lawrence, Zadie Smith, Salman Rushdie, V.S. Naipaul, Nadine Gordimer, Alice Munro, Chinua Achebe, J.M. Coetzee, and Ngūgī Wa Thiong’o) and their key works Covers the genres and sub-genres of fiction in English across the twentieth century (including crime fiction, sci fi, chick lit, the noir novel, and the avante garde novel) as well as the major movements, debates, and rubrics within the field (censorship, globalization, modernist fiction, fiction and the film industry, and the fiction of migration, Diaspora, and exile)

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Download Dramatizing Time in Twentieth-Century Fiction PDF

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Read and Download William Vesterman book Dramatizing Time in Twentieth-Century Fiction in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TDramatizing Time in Twentieth-Century Fiction. This book was released on 2014-07-17 with total page 192 pages. Book excerpt: How have twentieth-century writers used techniques in fiction to communicate the human experience of time? Dramatizing Time in Twentieth-Century Fiction explores this question by analyzing major narratives of the last century that demonstrate how time becomes variously manifested to reflect and illuminate its operation in our lives. Offering close readings of both modernist and non-modernist writers such as Wodehouse, Stein, Lewis, Joyce, Hemingway, Faulkner, Borges, and Nabokov, the author shares and unifies the belief, as set forth by the distinguished philosopher Paul Ricoeur, that narratives rather than philosophy best help us understand time. They create and communicate its meanings through dramatizations in language and the reconfiguration of temporal experience. This book explores the various responses of artistic imaginations to the mysteries of time and the needs of temporal organization in modern fiction. It is therefore an important reference for anyone with an interest in twentieth-century literature and the philosophy of time.

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Read and Download A. Blake book England Through Colonial Eyes in Twentieth-Century Fiction in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TEngland Through Colonial Eyes in Twentieth-Century Fiction. This book was released on 2001-06-11 with total page 207 pages. Book excerpt: Much attention has focused on the imperial gaze at colonised peoples, cultures, and lands. But, during and after the British Empire, what have writers from those cultures made of England, the English, and issues of race, gender, class, ethnicity, and desire when they have travelled, expatriated, or emigrated to England? This question is addressed through studies of the domestic novel and the Bildungsroman , and through essays on Mansfield, Rhys, Stead, Emecheta, Lessing, Naipaul, Emecheta, Rushdie and Dabydeen.

Download The Thousand and One Nights and Twentieth-Century Fiction PDF

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Read and Download Richard van Leeuwen book The Thousand and One Nights and Twentieth-Century Fiction in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Thousand and One Nights and Twentieth-Century Fiction. This book was released on 2018-07-19 with total page 842 pages. Book excerpt: In The Thousand and One Nights and Twentieth-Century Fiction, Richard van Leeuwen challenges conventional perceptions of the development of 20th-century prose by arguing that Thousand and One Nights, as an intertextual model, has been a crucial influence on authors who have contributed to shaping the main literary currents in 20th-century world literature, inspiring new forms and concepts of literature and texts.

Download The Twentieth-Century American Fiction Handbook PDF

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ISBN 13: 1405160233
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Read and Download Christopher MacGowan book The Twentieth-Century American Fiction Handbook in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Twentieth-Century American Fiction Handbook. This book was released on 2011-02-21 with total page 410 pages. Book excerpt: This student-friendly handbook provides an engaging overview of American fiction over the twentieth century, with entries on the important historical contexts and central issues, as well as the major texts and writers. Provides extensive coverage of short stories and short story writers as well as novels and novelists Discusses the cultural contexts and issues that shape the texts and their reputations Wide-ranging in scope, including science fiction and recent Native American writing Featured writers range from Henry James and Theodore Dresier to Toni Morrison, Don DeLillo, and Sherman Alexie Ideal student accompaniment to courses in Twentieth-Century American Literature or Fiction

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ISBN 13: 1000734013
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ISBN 13: 9781444310115
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Read and Download Graham Holderness book Re-Writing Jesus: Christ in 20th-Century Fiction and Film in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TRe-Writing Jesus: Christ in 20th-Century Fiction and Film. This book was released on 2014-11-20 with total page 256 pages. Book excerpt: At the heart of Christian theology lies a paradox unintelligible to other religions and to secular humanism: that in the person of Jesus, God became man, and suffered on the cross to effect humanity's salvation. In his dual nature as mortal and divinity, and unlike the impassable God of other monotheisms, Christ thus became accessible to artistic representation. Hence the figure of Jesus has haunted and compelled the imagination of artists and writers for 2,000 years. This was never more so than in the 20th Century, in a supposedly secular age, when the Jesus of popular fiction and film became perhaps more familiar than the Christ of the New Testament. In Re-Writing Jesus: Christ in 20th Century Fiction and Film Graham Holderness explores how writers and film-makers have sought to recreate Christ in work as diverse as Anthony Burgess's Man of Nazareth and Jim Crace's Quarantine, to Martin Scorsese's The Last Temptation of Christ and Mel Gibson's Passion of the Christ. These works are set within a longer and broader history of 'Jesus novels' and 'Jesus films', a lineage traced back to Ernest Renan and George Moore, and explored both for their reflections of contemporary Christological debates, and their positive contributions to Christian theology. In its final chapter, the book draws on the insights of this tradition of Christological representation to creatively construct a new life of Christ, an original work of theological fiction that both subsumes the history of the form, and offers a startlingly new perspective on the biography of Christ.

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Read and Download David J. Leigh book Apocalyptic Patterns in Twentieth-century Fiction in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TApocalyptic Patterns in Twentieth-century Fiction. This book was released on 2008 with total page 256 pages. Book excerpt: David J. Leigh explores the innovative influences of the Book of Revelation and ideas of an end time on fiction of the twentieth century, and probes philosophical, political, and theological issues raised by apocalyptic writers from Walker Percy, C. S. Lewis, and Charles Williams to Doris Lessing, Thomas Pynchon, Don DeLillo. Leigh tackles head on a fundamental question about Christian-inspired eschatology: Does it sanction, as theologically sacred or philosophically ultimate, the kind of "last battles" between good and evil that provoke human beings to demonize and destroy the other? Against the backdrop of this question, Leigh examines twenty modern and postmodern apocalyptic novels, juxtaposing them in ways that expose a new understanding of each. The novels are clustered for analysis in chapters that follow seven basic eschatological patterns--the last days imagined as an ultimate journey, a cosmic battle, a transformed self, an ultimate challenge, the organic union of human and divine, the new heaven and new earth, and the ultimate way of religious pluralism. For religious novelists, these patterns point toward spiritual possibilities in the final days of human life or of the universe. For more political novelists--Ralph Ellison, Russell Hoban, and Salman Rushdie among them--the patterns are used to critique political or social movements of self-destruction. Beyond the twenty novels closely analyzed, Leigh makes pertinent reference to many more as well as to reflections from theologians Jürgen Moltmann, Zachary Hayes, Wolfhart Pannenberg, and Paul Ricoeur. Both a guidebook and a critical assessment, Leigh's work brings theological concepts to bear on end-of-the-world fiction in an admirably clear and accessible manner. "David J. Leigh's lucid and informative book conducts a lively travelogue among novels, modern and postmodern, as well as a dialogue between literature, literary theory, and contemporary theology, and philosophy. His shrewd and humane account reminds us how fundamental and pervasive in cultural representation is the perception and creation of an 'end'--as activating goal, as pleasurable climax, and as a meaning-laden, values-confirming 'ultimate'." --Judith Wilt, Newton College Alumnae Chair in Western Culture, Department of English, Boston College "In his new book, David J. Leigh uses an interdisciplinary lens to scrutinize the place of eschatology and apocalypse in literature. He mines a wonderfully diverse array of case studies--from science fiction, to fantasy, to postmodernism, to postcolonial genres--to find rich theological readings bearing on twentieth-century concerns." --Mark Bosco, S.J., Loyola University Chicago "David Leigh brings his impressive background in philosophy, theology, and literary theory to bear on twenty writers of the twentieth century who, through apocalyptic imagery and motifs, explore ultimate reality and end time. While painstakingly aware of the many differences among these writers, he convincingly argues that these texts use a variety of genres to embody in concrete and imaginative ways human experiences of ultimacy." --Philip Rule, S.J., Holy Cross College "David Leigh has made a major contribution to our understanding of the apocalyptic tradition in 20th century fiction. Along the way, Leigh introduces us to a remarkable array of fiction--from science fiction to literature of death, to specific African American works like Frederick Douglass's Narrative, Ralph Ellison's The Invisible Man, and to examples from Post-Colonial fiction like Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children and Shusaku Endo's Deep River. Leigh's work is required reading for students interested in connections between religion and literature." --John L. Mahoney, Rattigan Professor of English, Boston College