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Postmobilization Romance: Transforming Military Rejection into Modernist Tragedy and Symbolism

Keith Gandal

in The Gun and the Pen: Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner and the Fiction of Mobilization

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195338911
eISBN:
9780199867127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195338911.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, American, 20th Century Literature

These three authors, although compulsively writing out of a distress engendered by their “mobilization wounds,” learned by the time of writing their twenties masterpieces to submerge and transfigure ... More


The American Short Story Cycle

Jennifer J. Smith

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474423939
eISBN:
9781474444941
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474423939.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The American Short Story Cycle spans two centuries to tell the history of a genre that includes major and marginal authors, from Washington Irving through William Faulkner to Jhumpa Lahiri. The short ... More


Calling Parrots in Walter de la Mare and Elizabeth Bowen: A Communion in The London Mercury

Yui Kajita

in The Modern Short Story and Magazine Culture, 1880-1950

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474461085
eISBN:
9781474496032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474461085.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

In The London Mercury, Walter de la Mare and Elizabeth Bowen each published a short story featuring a cryptic parrot within three months of each other: de la Mare’s ‘Pretty Poll’ appeared in the ... More


John Lehmann’s War Effort: The Penguin New Writing (1940–1950)

Tessa Thorniley

in The Modern Short Story and Magazine Culture, 1880-1950

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474461085
eISBN:
9781474496032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474461085.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

John Lehmann’s The Penguin New Writing (1940-1950) is considered one of the finest literary periodicals of World War Two. The journal was committed to publishing writing about all aspects of wartime ... More


New Essays on Eudora Welty, Class, and Race

Harriet Pollack (ed.)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781496826145
eISBN:
9781496826190
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496826145.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Responding to work begun in the 2013 collection Eudora Welty, Whiteness, and Race that mined and deciphered the complexity of her responses to the Jim Crow South, the thirteen diverse voices of New ... More


Fairy Tales for Revolutionaries

Deaglán Ó Donghaile

in Oscar Wilde and the Radical Politics of the Fin de Siécle

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474459433
eISBN:
9781474495936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474459433.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Aestheticism, with its emphasis on the right to pleasure, countered late Victorian capitalism and its denial of rights to the working class. This problem is explored in Wilde’s short stories, “The ... More


The Short Story in Wales (1937–1949): ‘Though we write in English, we are rooted in Wales’

Daniel Hughes

in The Modern Short Story and Magazine Culture, 1880-1950

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474461085
eISBN:
9781474496032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474461085.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter explores the ways in which Wales magazine (1937-49) sought to cultivate a distinctly Welsh modernist aesthetic, one best embodied in the work of contributors such as Dylan Thomas, Glyn ... More


Virginia Woolf, the Hogarth Press and “Short Things”

Aimee Gasston

in Virginia Woolf and the World of Books

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781942954569
eISBN:
9781789629392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781942954569.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter considers the dangers of underestimating the value of short fiction to Woolf's literary career. Gasston argues against Woolf's short fiction being viewed as an infrequently practiced ... More


Ali Smith

Daniel Lea

in Twenty-First-Century Fiction: Contemporary British Voices

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719081491
eISBN:
9781526121097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719081491.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter explores the writing of Ali Smith from the late 1990s to the publication of How to be Both (2014). It concentrates primarily on her novels and short stories, though some attention is ... More


The Friction of Money: Poverty and Failure in Early Faulkner

Gavin Jones

in Faulkner and Money

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781496822529
eISBN:
9781496822567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496822529.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This essay explores Faulkner's early financial struggles with publication in context of the constellation of texts surrounding his short story "Spotted Horses" (1931). These various versions-some ... More


Rescripting Anglophone Caribbean Women’s Literary History: Gender, Genre, and Lost Caribbean Voices

Alison Donnell

in Beyond Windrush: Rethinking Postwar Anglophone Caribbean Literature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781628464757
eISBN:
9781628464801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628464757.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter explores how English-speaking Caribbean women were active writers in the 1950s and 1960s, particularly visible in Caribbean Voices and Bim, even though they rarely made the transition in ... More


The Anthology Game

Jonathan R. Eller

in Becoming Ray Bradbury

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036293
eISBN:
9780252093357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036293.003.0032
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines Ray Bradbury's failed attempt to publish a mainstream literary anthology of science fiction stories centered on Mars. The development of the Illinois novel was slowed by ... More


The workshop and working-class writing

Tom Woodin

in Working-class writing and publishing in the late-twentieth century: Literature, culture and community

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780719091117
eISBN:
9781526139023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091117.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The writing produced in workshops explored varied forms of expression including autobiography, short stories, dialect, drama, poetry and novels. Overall there were significant debates about the ... More


Virginia Woolf and the Magazines

Dean Baldwin

in The Modern Short Story and Magazine Culture, 1880-1950

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474461085
eISBN:
9781474496032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474461085.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter examines three stories Virginia Woolf published in 1938–39 in Harper’s Bazaar, simultaneously in the American and British versions. Focusing on the target readership of Harper’s Bazaar ... More


Reading Dylan Thomas

Edward Allen (ed.)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781474411554
eISBN:
9781474459723
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411554.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Reclining quietly with a book; an ear glued to the Hi-Fi; sifting a library stack; the TV flickering; a website gone live… Few poets have inspired such remarkable scenes and modes of interpretation ... More


Voicing ‘the native tang of idiom’: Lagan Magazine, 1943–1946

Tara McEvoy

in The Modern Short Story and Magazine Culture, 1880-1950

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474461085
eISBN:
9781474496032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474461085.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter analyses the short-lived Northern Irish periodical Lagan, published annually between 1943 and 1946. Edited by John Boyd, the magazine, over its limited run of only four issues, sought to ... More


‘The most dangerous thing in England’? Detection, deviance and disability in Richard Marsh’s Judith Lee stories

Minna Vuohelainen

in Richard Marsh, popular fiction and literary culture, 1890-1915: Rereading the fin de siècle

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526124340
eISBN:
9781526136206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526124340.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This essay examines the adventures of Richard Marsh’s female detective and lip-reader Judith Lee (1911–16). The short-story series offers a powerful example of the cross-fertilisation of the genres ... More


Documenting

Gill Plain

in Literature of the 1940s: War, Postwar and "Peace": Volume 5

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748627448
eISBN:
9780748695164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627448.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter explores the urge to document, to bear witness and to find strategies to make sense of war in writing of the 1940s. It considers the difficulties experienced by writers silenced by the ... More


‘Looking at the party with you’: Pivotal Moments in Katherine Mansfield’s Party Stories

Angela Smith

in The Modernist Party

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748647316
eISBN:
9780748684380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748647316.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

For Angela Smith in ‘“Looking at the party with you”: Pivotal Moments in Katherine Mansfield’s Party Stories’, the numerous party-givers and party-goers in Mansfield’s short stories seek to project ... More


Mrs. Brown and the Trojan Cow: Deconstructing Aristotle in “An Unwritten Novel”

Elisa Kay Sparks

in Virginia Woolf and the World of Books

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781942954569
eISBN:
9781789629392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781942954569.003.0021
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter considers Woolf's short story 'An Unwritten Novel', particularly how it calls upon Greek mythology and makes parodic references to Aristotle.


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