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Religion, Fame and Sunnyside

Laura Wright

in Sunnyside: A Sociolinguistic History of British House Names

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197266557
eISBN:
9780191905377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266557.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter tracks the earliest Nonconformist Sunnyside to Quakers in 1706 in Crawshawbooth, Lancashire, and then follows as Quakers spread the name Sunnyside around the country from North to South. ... More


Planning for War and Peace: Betjeman, Orwell, Waugh, and the Dystopian Documentary

Ashley Maher

in Reconstructing Modernism: British Literature, Modern Architecture, and the State

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198816485
eISBN:
9780191853708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198816485.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

After modernism transformed from rhetoric to reality through state-sponsored reconstruction, postwar planning brought new literary formulations of the dystopian. By absorbing the conventions of ... More


Heaven or Hell

Leslie Mitchell

in Maurice Bowra: A Life

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199295845
eISBN:
9780191700729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199295845.003.0013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Cecil Maurice Bowra learnt, at an early age, that the gods toy with humankind, juggling their fates and destinies with unblinking callousness. When he later discovered that some Greeks held the same ... More


Waugh, Betjeman, Lewis, and the Missed Future of Modernism

Ashley Maher

in Reconstructing Modernism: British Literature, Modern Architecture, and the State

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198816485
eISBN:
9780191853708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198816485.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

World War I has long been considered literary modernism’s defining historical event, a catastrophe that changed avant-garde optimism into postwar pessimism and fragmentation; however, the utopian ... More


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