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Realists: ‘The Movement’, Kingsley Amis, David Lodge

Stefan Collini

in Common Writing: Essays on Literary Culture and Public Debate

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198758969
eISBN:
9780191818776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198758969.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

A new generation of writers in the 1950s was seen as reacting against both the literary romanticism of their predecessors and the dominant class associations of the literary world. This chapter ... More


The King’s English by Kingsley Amis: A publisher’s project

Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade

in English Usage Guides: History, Advice, Attitudes

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198808206
eISBN:
9780191845888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808206.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language, Lexicography

The famous English novelist Kingsley Amis also wrote a usage guide, called The King’s English, published posthumously in 1997. This title refers to his illustrious predecessor Henry Fowler, who is ... More


Quartet: Wallace’s Wittgenstein, Moran’s Amis

Stephen Mulhall

in The Self and its Shadows: A Book of Essays on Individuality as Negation in Philosophy and the Arts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199661787
eISBN:
9780191748301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661787.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter begins by examining Wittgenstein's influence on David Foster Wallace's first novel, The Broom of the System. It then considers Richard Moran's study of self-knowledge, Authority and ... More


Quartet: Wallace’s Wittgenstein, Moran’s Amis

Stephen Mulhall

in Fictional Characters, Real Problems: The Search for Ethical Content in Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198715719
eISBN:
9780191783395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198715719.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter combines a critical evaluation of the nature of David Foster Wallace’s understanding and use of Wittgensteinian philosophical themes in his fiction (both early and late) with a ... More


Ruptures: Metafiction and Postmodernism

in Solar Flares: Science Fiction in the 1970s

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318344
eISBN:
9781846317798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317798.017
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Metafiction refers to fiction that is aware of its own fictionality. Coined in 1970 by the critic and novelist William Gass, metafiction took to extremes the tension between realism and the real in ... More


The Fifties and the Beginning of the Liverpool Scene

in A Gallery to Play to: The Story of the Mersey Poets

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311253
eISBN:
9781846312496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846312496.003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Between 1956 and 1958, Britain saw the emergence of a new and controversial ‘angry generation’ fuelled by three closely connected events. John Osborne's play Look Back in Anger opened at the Royal ... More


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