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1886

Iain Mclean and Alistair McMillan

in State of the Union

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199258208
eISBN:
9780191603334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199258201.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter examines the unravelling of the Union between 1800 and 1886. The UK of Great Britain and Ireland was created in 1800, and the Union flag then took on its modern design, with crosses to ... More


Postscript: After Kim

David Sergeant

in Kipling's Art of Fiction 1884-1901

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199684588
eISBN:
9780191765889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684588.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This postscript to the book provides a brief account of Kipling’s career after Kim. It suggests some of the ways in which the divide between authoritarian and complex fiction, and the formal features ... More


Ameritopias: Transatlantic Fictions of England's Future

Genevieve Abravanel

in Americanizing Britain: The Rise of Modernism in the Age of the Entertainment Empire

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199754458
eISBN:
9780199933143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754458.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, World Literature

In the early twentieth century, the United States excited a range of utopian and dystopian energies in Britain. Authors who might ordinarily seem to have little in common—Rudyard Kipling, H.G. Wells, ... More


THE ETERNAL BOY

Marion Elizabeth Rodgers

in Mencken: The American Iconoclast

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195072389
eISBN:
9780199787982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195072389.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter introduces the themes that formed Mencken's views later in his life. Mencken's experience as an adolescent during the Depression of 1893 foreshadowed his view of the Great Depression of ... More


TERSE AND TERRIBLE TEXTS

Marion Elizabeth Rodgers

in Mencken: The American Iconoclast

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195072389
eISBN:
9780199787982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195072389.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

While working twelve hours a day, seven days a week, young reporter Mencken finds time to write short stories and poetry. His influences include Rudyard Kipling and Theodore Dresier. All this ... More


Wilfred Owen's England

Douglas Kerr

in Wilfred Owen's Voices: Language and Community

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198123705
eISBN:
9780191671609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198123705.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Compared to the Church and his family, the nation did not bring about that strong an influence on Wilfred Owen. The Great War was a war between nations, and since Wilfred Owen signed up as a soldier ... More


From Kipling to Independence: Losing the Empire

Patrick Parrinder

in Nation & Novel: The English Novel from its Origins to the Present Day

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199264858
eISBN:
9780191698989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264858.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The decline of the British Empire was a popular subject of English fiction and a contended topic in English identity. ‘Bloomsbury’ ethics emerged from the traditional idealism of literary culture. ... More


Matrix

Ronald Hutton

in The Triumph of the Moon: A History of Modern Pagan Witchcraft

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207443
eISBN:
9780191677670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207443.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This book has been devoted to identifying certain elements which were to be prominent in modern pagan witchcraft, and tracing their development over a period of one or two hundred years before it ... More


Father

Malcolm Gillies, David Pear, and Mark Carroll

in Self-Portrait of Percy Grainger

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195305371
eISBN:
9780199863624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305371.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Extracts in this chapter describe the birth in England of Grainger's father, John Grainger, and his education. It covers the family tradition of “Graingerising” (keeping an artistic scrapbook) and ... More


Mother

Malcolm Gillies, David Pear, and Mark Carroll

in Self-Portrait of Percy Grainger

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195305371
eISBN:
9780199863624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305371.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter outlines in depth Rose Grainger's history, from her birth until her tragic suicide in 1922. Her aesthetic impressions and values are provided, and Grainger's abilities are attributed to ... More


Rudyard Kipling’s Dress Parade

Tim Kendall

in Modern English War Poetry

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199562022
eISBN:
9780191707636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562022.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores the war poetry of Rudyard Kipling. Hardy's Boer War poetry shows little interest in soldiers until they die. It says nothing about soldiers' experiences in battle, their daily ... More


Sky-Conscious: Poetry of the Blitz

Tim Kendall

in Modern English War Poetry

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199562022
eISBN:
9780191707636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562022.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores poetry that emerged from the Blitz. The numbers of fatalities caused by German raids over England attracted relatively little attention from poets and novelists. Rudyard ... More


The Roman Gate at Hunnum (Halton Chesters): Ethnographic Time

Richard Hingley

in Hadrian's Wall: A Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199641413
eISBN:
9780191745720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641413.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter first addresses the writings of Robert Henry Forster, who called himself an ‘Amateur Antiquary’. Despite his claim to amateur status, Forster combined an interest in creative writing ... More


Kipling's Art of Fiction 1884-1901

David Sergeant

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199684588
eISBN:
9780191765889
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684588.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This book re-establishes Kipling as a major artist. Through extended close readings of individual works, and unprecedentedly detailed attention to changes in location and readership, it distinguishes ... More


Introduction

David Sergeant

in Kipling's Art of Fiction 1884-1901

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199684588
eISBN:
9780191765889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684588.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which focuses on Kipling’s literary craftsmanship to explain both the sophistication of some of his fiction, and how other work attempted ... More


Fiction in India, 1884–1889

David Sergeant

in Kipling's Art of Fiction 1884-1901

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199684588
eISBN:
9780191765889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684588.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter provides a new account of Kipling’s writing in India, with a particular focus on the fiction up to and including Plain Tales from the Hills. Two clear shifts in the character and ... More


Return to Britain, 1889–1890

David Sergeant

in Kipling's Art of Fiction 1884-1901

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199684588
eISBN:
9780191765889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684588.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter examines the fiction Kipling produced on returning to Britain in 1889. It traces how British critics elided the didactic and artistic aspects of his work, and confused new London ... More


Move to Fable, 1891–1900

David Sergeant

in Kipling's Art of Fiction 1884-1901

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199684588
eISBN:
9780191765889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684588.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter explores Kipling’s navigation of visualized, embodied structures in Many Inventions , and shows how these were informed by his Anglo-Indian experience but are also eloquent within the ... More


Kim, 1901

David Sergeant

in Kipling's Art of Fiction 1884-1901

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199684588
eISBN:
9780191765889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684588.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter explores Kipling’s masterpiece and critical test case, Kim. While many critics have identified features such as ‘colour’ as being important to it, the understanding built up in previous ... More


The Cancer of Punitivity: Prisons of Slavery and Hell

Monika Fludernik

in Metaphors of Confinement: The Prison in Fact, Fiction, and Fantasy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198840909
eISBN:
9780191879906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840909.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 6 raises crucial ethical and political questions about the practice of punishment by means of the prison. It discusses the central importance of power in the carceral environment and its ... More


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