The Literary Underground Writers And The Totalitarian Experience 1900 1950

Author: John Hoyles
Editor: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312061838
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This wide-ranging interdisciplinary study explores the concept of totalitarianism in western thought from Rousseau to George Orwell, taking its examples from twentieth-century European literature.

Comparative Criticism Volume 16 Revolutions And Censorship

Author: E. S. Shaffer
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521471992
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This 1994 book addresses literary theory and criticism, comparative studies in terms of theme, genre movement and influence, and interdisciplinary perspectives.

The City In Literature

Author: Richard Lehan
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520920514
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This sweeping literary encounter with the Western idea of the city moves from the early novel in England to the apocalyptic cityscapes of Thomas Pynchon. Along the way, Richard Lehan gathers a rich entourage that includes Daniel Defoe, Charles Dickens, Emile Zola, Bram Stoker, Rider Haggard, Joseph Conrad, James Joyce, Theodore Dreiser, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Raymond Chandler. The European city is read against the decline of feudalism and the rise of empire and totalitarianism; the American city against the phenomenon of the wilderness, the frontier, and the rise of the megalopolis and the decentered, discontinuous city that followed. Throughout this book, Lehan pursues a dialectic of order and disorder, of cities seeking to impose their presence on the surrounding chaos. Rooted in Enlightenment yearnings for reason, his journey goes from east to west, from Europe to America. In the United States, the movement is also westward and terminates in Los Angeles, a kind of land's end of the imagination, in Lehan's words. He charts a narrative continuum full of constructs that "represent" a cycle of hope and despair, of historical optimism and pessimism. Lehan presents sharply etched portrayals of the correlation between rationalism and capitalism; of the rise of the city, the decline of the landed estate, and the formation of the gothic; and of the emergence of the city and the appearance of other genres such as detective narrative and fantasy literature. He also mines disciplines such as urban studies, architecture, economics, and philosophy, uncovering material that makes his study a lively read not only for those interested in literature, but for anyone intrigued by the meanings and mysteries of urban life.

Reference Guide To Russian Literature

Author: University Prof of Russian and Comparative Literature Neil Cornwell
Editor: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781884964107
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"This guide provides informative essays and selective bibliographies on the main writers of Russian for students and general readers. Covering all of Russian literature, this handbook emphasizes 19th- and 20th-century authors. The guide uses the Western alphabet, so anonymous works appear under their English title and are interfiled in alphabetical order with author entries. Entries for writers include a brief biography, a list of the writer's primary works in chronological order, a selected list of bibliographies, and critical studies. The guide begins with 13 detailed essays that cover most periods, topics, and genres of Russian literature. This reference source belongs in all libraries with large literature collections".--"Outstanding Reference Sources : the 1999 Selection of New Titles", American Libraries, May 1999. Comp. by the Reference Sources Committee, RUSA, ALA.

Historical Dictionary Of Russian Literature

Author: Jonathan Stone
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0810871823
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Russian literature is most celebrated for its Romantic and modernist poetry and 19th-century novels. While literary traditions of varying sorts have been part of Slavic and Russian culture for over a millennium, it is only since the 18th century that they came to resemble literature from the West. The Historical Dictionary of Russian Literature contains a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 100 cross-referenced entries on significant people, themes, critical issues, and the most significant genres that have formed Russian Literature. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Russian literature.

Winter Notes On Summer Impressions

Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Editor: Quartet Books
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The author shares his observations on France and England after an 1862 visit and discusses the major themes of his work

The Best Books For Academic Libraries Language And Literature

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Editor: Best Books
ISBN: 9780722200131
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Books recommended for undergraduate and college libraries listed by Library of Congress Classification Numbers.