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Attending Daedalus: Gene Wolfe, Artifice and the Reader

Peter Wright

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780853238188
eISBN:
9781846312618
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238188.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Attending Daedalus is the first book-length study of Gene Wolfe's four-volume The Book of the New Sun and its sequel, The Urth of the New Sun, known collectively as ‘The Urth Cycle’. Rejecting the ... More


Love on the Dole: the Novel

Chris Hopkins

in Walter Greenwood's 'Love on the Dole': Novel, Play, Film

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786941145
eISBN:
9781789629422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941145.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses the novel version and focuses particularly on how the textual and narrative strategies of the text of Love on the Dole might have shaped and re-shaped in the contemporary ... More


Fiction, Bewitchment and Story Worlds: The Implications of Claims to Truth in Apuleius

Andrew Laird

in Lies and Fiction in the Ancient World

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780859893817
eISBN:
9781781385180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859893817.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses the understanding of fiction expressed in the ancient novel. The focus is on one (Roman) novel, Apuleius’ Metamorphoses, especially the prologue and Pamphile's transformation ... More


Make-believe and Make Believe: The Fictionality of the Greek Novels

J.R. Morgan

in Lies and Fiction in the Ancient World

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780859893817
eISBN:
9781781385180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859893817.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter considers how the fictionality of the small, but significant, genre of Greek novels, deriving from the late Hellenistic era and the Roman empire, was understood in antiquity. Although ... More


Epilogue: Towards an Account of the Ancient World's Concepts of Fictive Belief

D.C. Feeney

in Lies and Fiction in the Ancient World

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780859893817
eISBN:
9781781385180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859893817.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter uses an analysis of fictive belief in modern literature, by R. Newson, to interpret ancient thinking on this subject. Newson stresses the idea of duality, or ‘having it both ways’; that ... More


Networked Melville

John Haydock

in Melville's Intervisionary Network: Balzac, Hawthorne, and Realism in the American Renaissance

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781942954231
eISBN:
9781786944153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781942954231.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Conventional academic criticism of the works of Herman Melville does not include agreement that the author knew or was influenced by the contemporary and popular French writer Honoré de Balzac until ... More


Virginia Stephen’s Uneasy Heritage: Lessons, Readers, and Class

Beth Rigel Daugherty

in Virginia Woolf and Heritage

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781942954422
eISBN:
9781786944368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781942954422.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In “A Sketch of the Past,” Virginia Woolf says she was “born into a very communicative, literate, letter writing, visiting, articulate, late nineteenth century world” (65). Mark Hussey notes that her ... More


“A Brief Note in the Margin”: Virginia Woolf and Annotating

Amanda Golden

in Contradictory Woolf

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780983533955
eISBN:
9781781384930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780983533955.003.0026
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores Virginia Woolf's practice and views of annotation by focusing on her essay “Writing in the Margin,” her annotations in her copy of Agamemnon, and a depiction of annotation in ... More


“No One Wants Biography”: The Hogarth Press Classifies Orlando1

Claire Battershill

in Interdisciplinary/Multidisciplinary Woolf

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780989082624
eISBN:
9781781384961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780989082624.003.0031
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines resistance to clearcut boundaries as the challenge for Leonard Woolf in terms of marketing Virginia Woolf's Orlando, as well as a moment at which the Hogarth Press's imaginative ... More


Introduction: Classical Historiography

T.P. Wiseman

Christopher Holdsworth (ed.)

in The Inheritance of Historiography 350–900

Published in print:
1986
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780859892728
eISBN:
9781781380796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859892728.003.0001
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter explores the roots of classical historiography. It explains that the first signs of writing history can be traced from Cicero's work On the orator. Cicero here argued that writing ... More


Woolf, Context, and Contradiction

Michael H. Whitworth

in Contradictory Woolf

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780983533955
eISBN:
9781781384930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780983533955.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter examines what is involved in putting aside old copies of Virginia Woolf's texts in favour of annotated editions based on experience of editing Night and Day (1919) for the new Cambridge ... More


Virginia Woolf in the British Commonwealth

Sonita Sarker

in Virginia Woolf and the Common(wealth) Reader

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780989082679
eISBN:
9781781382196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780989082679.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter considers three aspects that arise from the conference theme, “Virginia Woolf and the Common(wealth) Reader”—Woolf and the British Commonwealth; Woolf's Common Readers (published in 1925 ... More


Gladsongs and Gatherings: Poetry and its Social Context in Liverpool since the 1960s

Stephen Wade (ed.)

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853237273
eISBN:
9781846313196
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313196
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

With the ‘Liverpool Scene’, poetry registered nationally as a popular art form arguably for the first time. Since then, poetry appears to have contracted once more to its metropolitan, literary ... More


‘Trip, Trap’: Psychology and Thematic Coherence

Peter Wright

in Attending Daedalus: Gene Wolfe, Artifice and the Reader

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780853238188
eISBN:
9781846312618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238188.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines in detail the thematic preoccupations of Wolfe's fiction published between 1966 and 1984 in order to substantiate claims in subsequent chapters that challenge extant critical ... More


Convention and Displacement: Narrator, Narratee, and Virtual Reader in Science Fiction

Danièle Chatelain and George Slusser

in Speaking Science Fiction

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853238348
eISBN:
9781781380741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238348.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines how a science fiction (SF) narrative functions as narrative: how, for instance, the techniques used by SF writers to describe alien worlds are part of the range of ‘travel’ ... More


What is Lost?

in Poetry & Translation: The Art of the Impossible

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846312182
eISBN:
9781846315534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315534.003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines the validity of American poet Robert Frost's aphorism that poetry is what gets lost or left out in poem translation. It discusses the view that the effects of form, structure ... More


Introduction: Bubbles or Gold on the Bounteous Tree? Cornwall's Celebrity

in Bright Stars: John Keats, Barry Cornwall and Romantic Literary Culture

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846312113
eISBN:
9781846315145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846312113.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume which is about the connection between the careers of English poets John Keats and Barry Cornwall or Bryan Waller Procter. This volume ... More


‘Breathing Human Passion’: Cornwall and Popular Romanticism

in Bright Stars: John Keats, Barry Cornwall and Romantic Literary Culture

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846312113
eISBN:
9781846315145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846312113.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter examines the role of Bryan Cornwall in the popularisation of romanticism in England. It discusses Cornwall's influence on the reception of John Keats and Percy Bysshe Shelley and ... More


Artfully Artless

in John Clare and the Place of Poetry

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311635
eISBN:
9781846315381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846311635.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines John Clare's first published poem collection titled Poems Descriptive of Rural Life and Scenery. It explains that Clare was initially known as the ‘Northamptonshire peasant’ and ... More


The Empire of the Child

in Michel Tournier and the Metaphor of Fiction

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853238430
eISBN:
9781846313561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238430.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines the role of the child in Michael Tournier's fiction. It suggests that Tournier writes to recapture the lost islands of our childish imaginings but the idea that he is deeply ... More


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