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Artefacts of WritingIdeas of the State and Communities of Letters from Matthew Arnold to Xu Bing

Artefacts of Writing: Ideas of the State and Communities of Letters from Matthew Arnold to Xu Bing

Peter D. McDonald

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198725152
eISBN:
9780191792595
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198725152.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

Some forms of literature interfere with the workings of the literate brain, posing a challenge to readers of all kinds. This book argues that they pose as much of a challenge to the way states ... More

The Colonial ComedyImperialism in the French Realist Novel

The Colonial Comedy: Imperialism in the French Realist Novel

Jennifer Yee

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198722632
eISBN:
9780191789335
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198722632.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

The Colonial Comedy demonstrates that the colonies play a role at a distance even in the most metropolitan texts of the French realist and naturalist canon. The presence of the colonies offstage is ... More

Common: The Development of Literary Culture in Sixteenth-Century England

Common: The Development of Literary Culture in Sixteenth-Century England

Neil Rhodes

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198704102
eISBN:
9780191822568
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198704102.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This book attempts to see the development of literary culture in sixteenth-century England as a whole and to explain the relationship between the Reformation and the literary renaissance of the ... More

Constructing Authorship in the Work of Günter Grass

Constructing Authorship in the Work of Günter Grass

Rebecca Braun

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199542703
eISBN:
9780191715372
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542703.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This book traces a long-standing concern with issues of authorship throughout the work of Günter Grass, Germany's best-known contemporary writer and public intellectual. Through detailed ... More

Edward Gibbon and the Shape of History

Edward Gibbon and the Shape of History

Charlotte Roberts

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198704836
eISBN:
9780191789458
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198704836.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

Edward Gibbon’s presentation of character in both the History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire and in his posthumously published Memoirs demonstrates a prevailing interest in the values of ... More

Eighteenth-Century Fiction and the Reinvention of Wonder

Eighteenth-Century Fiction and the Reinvention of Wonder

Sarah Tindal Kareem

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199689101
eISBN:
9780191802027
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689101.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

A footprint materializes mysteriously on a deserted shore; a giant helmet falls from the sky; a traveler awakens to find his horse dangling from a church steeple. Eighteenth-century fiction brims ... More

Epic into NovelHenry Fielding, Scriblerian Satire, and the Consumption of Classical Literature

Epic into Novel: Henry Fielding, Scriblerian Satire, and the Consumption of Classical Literature

Henry Power

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780198723875
eISBN:
9780191791178
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723875.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This book looks at Henry Fielding’s adaptation of classical epic in the context of what he called the ‘Trade of … authoring’. Fielding stressed that his novels were modelled on classical literature. ... More

The Found VoiceWriters' Beginnings

The Found Voice: Writers' Beginnings

Denis Sampson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198752998
eISBN:
9780191816000
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198752998.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

The five essays in this book investigate a key work early in the careers of V.S. Naipaul, Alice Munro, J.M. Coetzee, Mavis Gallant and William Trevor. Each of these major writers of fiction found ... More

Henry James's Style of RetrospectLate Personal Writings, 1890–1915

Henry James's Style of Retrospect: Late Personal Writings, 1890–1915

Oliver Herford

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198734802
eISBN:
9780191799310
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198734802.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This book examines Henry James’s engagement with the writing of the recent past across the last twenty-five years of his life and analyses the changes his style underwent as he gradually turned from ... More

A History of the Spanish Novel

A History of the Spanish Novel

J. A. Garrido Ardila (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199641925
eISBN:
9780191800443
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641925.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This book traces the development of Spanish prose fiction, thus providing a comprehensive and detailed account of this important literary tradition. It opens with an introductory chapter that ... More

Homes and HauntsTouring Writers' Shrines and Countries

Homes and Haunts: Touring Writers' Shrines and Countries

Alison Booth

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198759096
eISBN:
9780191819728
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198759096.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

Literary tourism and books known as homes and haunts developed in 1810–50 as readers were moved to visit the locales of renowned writers and their works. Yet academic studies have disparaged not only ... More

John Donne and the Conway PapersPatronage and Manuscript Circulation in the Early Seventeenth Century

John Donne and the Conway Papers: Patronage and Manuscript Circulation in the Early Seventeenth Century

Daniel Starza Smith

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199679133
eISBN:
9780191802812
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679133.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

How and why did men and women send handwritten poetry, drama, and literary prose to their friends and social superiors in seventeenth-century England—and what were the consequences of these ... More

Letter Writing Among PoetsFrom William Wordsworth to Elizabeth Bishop

Letter Writing Among Poets: From William Wordsworth to Elizabeth Bishop

Jonathan Ellis (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748681327
eISBN:
9781474422239
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748681327.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This is the first book to look at poets’ letters as an art form. Fifteen enlightening chapters by leading international biographers, critics and poets examine letter writing among poets in the last ... More

Marie d`AgoultThe Rebel Countess

Marie d`Agoult: The Rebel Countess

Richard Bolster

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300082463
eISBN:
9780300137682
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300082463.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

Talented and resolutely independent, Marie d'Agoult (1805–76) was one of the most remarkable women of her time. Abandoning her privileged position in society, she eloped with her great love, the ... More

MemoirAn Introduction

Memoir: An Introduction

G. Thomas Couser

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199826902
eISBN:
9780190252878
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199826902.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

Each year brings a glut of new memoirs, ranging from works by former teachers and celebrity has-beens to disillusioned soldiers and bestselling novelists. In addition to becoming bestsellers in their ... More

The Oxford History of the Novel in EnglishVolume 2: English and British Fiction 1750-1820

The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 2: English and British Fiction 1750-1820

Peter Garside and Karen O'Brien (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199574803
eISBN:
9780191869747
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199574803.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This volume examines the period from 1750–1820, which was a crucial period in the development of the novel in English. Not only was it the time of Smollett, Sterne, Austen, and Scott, but it also saw ... More

The Oxford History of the Novel in EnglishVolume 7: British and Irish Fiction Since 1940

The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 7: British and Irish Fiction Since 1940

Peter Boxall and Bryan Cheyette (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198749394
eISBN:
9780191869754
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198749394.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This book offers an account on the last eight decades of British and Irish prose fiction. It begins during the Second World War, when novel production fell by more than a third, and ends at a time ... More

The Oxford History of the Novel in EnglishVolume 12: The Novel in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the South Pacific Since 1950

The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 12: The Novel in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the South Pacific Since 1950

Coral Ann Howells, Paul Sharrad, and Gerry Turcotte (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199679775
eISBN:
9780191869778
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199679775.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This book explores the history of English-language prose fiction in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the South Pacific since 1950, focusing not only on the ‘literary’ novel, but also on the ... More

The Oxford History of the Novel in EnglishVolume 9: The World Novel in English to 1950

The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 9: The World Novel in English to 1950

Ralph Crane, Jane Stafford, and Mark Williams (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199609932
eISBN:
9780191869761
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199609932.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

Volume Nine of this series traces the development of the ‘world novel’, that is, English-language novels written throughout the world, beyond Britain, Ireland, and the United States. Focusing on the ... More

The Oxford History of the Novel in EnglishVolume 1: Prose Fiction in English from the Origins of Print to 1750

The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 1: Prose Fiction in English from the Origins of Print to 1750

Thomas Keymer (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199580033
eISBN:
9780191869730
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199580033.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This volume is the first in a twelve-volume series presenting a comprehensive history of English-language prose fiction. The series is concerned with novels as a whole, not just the ‘literary’ novel, ... More

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