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Jane Austen, Virginia Woolf and Worldly Realism

Pam Morris

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474419130
eISBN:
9781474419154
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474419130.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

The book presents Austen and Woolf as materialists - a wholly new critical and political perspective. In conscious opposition to the growing dominance of idealist ideology in their own times, they ... More


‘We Stand Corrected’: <i>New Yorker</i> Fact-checking and the Business of American Accuracy

Sarah Cain

in Writing for The New Yorker: Critical Essays on an American Periodical

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748682492
eISBN:
9781474422109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748682492.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter looks at how modern journalistic writing is fact checked for publication. Supported by what is perhaps the most famous department of fact checking in publishing history, New Yorker ... More


Is Possession Factual or  Legal?

Descheemaeker Eric

in The Consequences of Possession

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748693641
eISBN:
9781474400930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693641.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

Any attempt to define ‘possession’ has been called a ‘fruitless task’. This chapter explores the reason why an accepted definition of ‘possession’ has proved so elusive to common and civil lawyers ... More


Virginia Woolf, ‘Patriotism’, and ‘our prostituted factpurveyors’

Allen Judith

in Virginia Woolf and the Politics of Language

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748636754
eISBN:
9780748651962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748636754.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter talks about patriotism and newspapers in Woolf's time and in modern times. It reviews Woolf's Three Guineas, which is infused with repeated references to ‘prostituted fact-purveyors’, ... More


Spark’s Proofs

Deborah Bowman

in Writing for The New Yorker: Critical Essays on an American Periodical

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748682492
eISBN:
9781474422109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748682492.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter talks about how Muriel Spark was keen to draw attention to ‘anything so trivial as evidence and documents’. By the time she published the story of her first thirty nine years and sold ... More


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