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Conrad and Marguerite Poradowska

Susan Jones

in Conrad and Women

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184485
eISBN:
9780191674273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184485.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores the role of Conrad's distant cousin by marriage, Marguerite Poradowska, as a creative influence on his career. Poradowska, herself a writer of French fiction, corresponded with ... More


Conclusion: Play and the Genesis of Secrecy

Thomas Karshan

in Vladimir Nabokov and the Art of Play

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199603985
eISBN:
9780191725333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603985.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The conclusion returns to the question of what is meant by saying that play is Nabokov's signature idea. Was play, then, his ‘secret’? Nabokov often wrote of secrets, sometimes hinted at having one ... More


Criticism and New Writing in English

Margery Palmer McCulloch

in Scottish Modernism and its Contexts 1918-1959: Literature, National Identity and Cultural Exchange

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748634743
eISBN:
9780748651900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634743.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter examines the early poetry and criticism of Edwin Muir, which is characterised by a particular time theme that is an artistic trope and a daily preoccupation of the early twentieth ... More


Rebecca West's Palimpsestic Praxis: Crafting the Intermodern Voice of Witness

Debra Rae Cohen

in Intermodernism: Literary Culture in Mid-Twentieth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635092
eISBN:
9780748651924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635092.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter presents another discussion on the intermodern mode, which is also found in Rebecca West's postwar writing. It looks at West's reporting on the Nuremberg Trials and determines that her ... More


The Condition of England: Ivanhoe and Kenilworth

Andrew Lincoln

in Walter Scott and Modernity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748626069
eISBN:
9780748651870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748626069.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter looks at the time when Scott first turned to English history in his fiction, and shows the relevance of public spectacle in creating popularity. It first examines Ivanhoe, which deals ... More


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