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

Genevieve Abravanel

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199754458
eISBN:
9780199933143
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754458.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, World Literature

At the beginning of the twentieth century, many in Britain believed their nation to be a dominant world power that its former colony, the United States, could only hope to emulate. Yet by the ... More


A Word for Wildness

Dana Phillips

in The Truth of Ecology: Nature, Culture, Literature in America

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195137699
eISBN:
9780199787937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195137699.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This epilogue reviews some of the issues of most importance in this book, especially those that have been raised but not yet resolved by ecocriticism. In particular, it explores the idea not of ... More


Contexts of Literary Production and Consumption

Ruvani Ranasinha

in South Asian Writers in Twentieth-Century Britain: Culture in Translation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199207770
eISBN:
9780191695681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207770.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book traces a genealogy of the literary publication and reception of South Asian Anglophone writing in 20th-century Britain, through a comparison of the changing contexts of literary production ... More


R.K. Narayan: The Novelist and His Art

Ranga Rao

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199470754
eISBN:
9780199087624
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199470754.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, World Literature

This is a definitive study of the novelist R.K. Narayan and his art. Drawing upon his five decades of sustained interest and research on Narayan and his own experience as a novelist and short-story ... More


The Initial Reception (1884–1935)

Theodore Ziolkowski

in Gilgamesh among Us: Modern Encounters with the Ancient Epic

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450358
eISBN:
9780801463419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450358.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter considers the popular reception of the epic of Gilgamesh. The first serious cultural impact of the Gilgamesh epic in the early twentieth century took place in German-speaking countries, ... More


National Security in the Age of the Global Picture

Sorin Radu Cucu

in The Underside of Politics: Global Fictions in the Fog of the Cold War

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254347
eISBN:
9780823260997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254347.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter presents a reading of The Public Burning by Robert Coover and The Royal Hunt by D. R. Popescu. These novels show that the conceptual framework of postmodern literary studies is unable to ... More


Black Jacobins and New World Mediterraneans

Susan Gillman

in Surveying the American Tropics: A Literary Geography from New York to Rio

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318900
eISBN:
9781846319983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318900.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Classics of revisionist historiography published only three years apart, W. E. B. Du Bois's Black Reconstruction (1935) and C. L. R. James's Black Jacobins (1938) court what Benedict Anderson call ... More


Mixed Sap: A Life1

Ranga Rao

in R.K. Narayan: The Novelist and His Art

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199470754
eISBN:
9780199087624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199470754.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, World Literature

This chapter offers a succinct account of Narayan’s antecedents and his life from birth to death. The novelist was influenced early in life by three members of his family: his maternal grandmother ... More


In a World Dominated by Adults: Swami and Friends

Ranga Rao

in R.K. Narayan: The Novelist and His Art

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199470754
eISBN:
9780199087624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199470754.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, World Literature

Ranga Rao furthers his critique by picking up Narayan’s debut novel, Swami and Friends. The very simplicity of the story signals thrifty talent and daring originality of theme. This novel also ... More


Sacral Space: No Trespassing!: The Dark Room1

Ranga Rao

in R.K. Narayan: The Novelist and His Art

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199470754
eISBN:
9780199087624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199470754.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, World Literature

The Dark Room jolts the reader like a cross-country detour off the Narayan highway. The central character is no latter-day Chandran fulfilling our expectations after The Bachelor of Arts, but a ... More


Cosmic Comedy: R.K. Narayan’s Gunas Comedy

Ranga Rao

in R.K. Narayan: The Novelist and His Art

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199470754
eISBN:
9780199087624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199470754.003.0020
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, World Literature

From our reading of Narayan’s fifteen novels and novellas, it seems that Narayan’s imagination had struck early a new vein of comedy which he cultivated, not consciously, but consistently and ... More


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