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The Lives of the Irish Novelists

James H. Murphy

in Irish Novelists and the Victorian Age

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199596997
eISBN:
9780191723520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596997.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Comparisons can be made of the ways in which Irish novelists represented themselves in semi-autobiographical fiction and were represented in appeals for grants from the Royal Literary Fund. Hannah ... More


Eugène Savitzkaya: Fictional Forms of Remembrance

Patrick Crowley

in What Forms Can Do: The Work of Form in 20th- and 21st- Century French Literature and Thought

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781789620658
eISBN:
9781789623918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620658.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

With the publication of his novel Fraudeur in 2015, Eugène Savitzkaya appears to return us to his first novel Mentir published in 1977. In the intervening years Minuit has published nine novels by ... More


Romancing Rhetoricity and Historicity: The Representational Politics and Poetics of Little Reunion

Kam Louie (ed.)

in Eileen Chang: Romancing Languages, Cultures and Genres

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789888083794
eISBN:
9789882209060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083794.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Focusing on Little Reunion, a key text for interpreting the series of self-fashioning performances Eileen Chang directed at Chinese reading publics as her imagined spectators, confessors, and ... More


What Is a Novel?: Conrad, Said, Naipaul

Ankhi Mukherjee

in What Is a Classic?: Postcolonial Rewriting and Invention of the Canon

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804785211
eISBN:
9780804788380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785211.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the theme of anxiety of influence in relation to two significant postcolonial extrapolations of Joseph Conrad’s art of fiction: V. S. Naipaul’s rewriting of the intergenre novel ... More


‘Observation, Discipline, and Company’: The Overlooked Reader

William May

in Stevie Smith and Authorship

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199583379
eISBN:
9780191723193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583379.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores Smith's construction of a reading figure in her three novels. It examines how the addresses to the reader develop through Novel on Yellow Paper (1936) and Over the Frontier ... More


Writing Life, Writing History: Italian-American Women and the Memoir

Carol Bonomo Jennngs and Christine Palamidessi Moore

in American Woman, Italian Style: Italian Americana's Best Writings on Women

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823231751
eISBN:
9780823241286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823231751.003.0026
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Appropriating memory is a crucial step for all those groups that have been marginalized and denied access to public forums because of their gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, language, religion, ... More


Palette of Fire: The Aesthetics of Propaganda in Black Boy and In the Castle of My Skin

John Wharton Lowe

in Calypso Magnolia: The Crosscurrents of Caribbean and Southern Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469628882
eISBN:
9781469628059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628882.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter considers the ways in which Richard Wright’s autobiography Black Boy influenced the Barbadian writer George Lamming’s autobiographical novel, In the Castle of My Skin. The discussion ... More


“Why Do You Write?”—The Fault of Writing

Jeff Fort

in The Imperative to Write: Destitutions of the Sublime in Kafka, Blanchot and Beckett

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823254699
eISBN:
9780823260836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254699.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter presents some key formulations in which Kafka, Blanchot and Beckett articulate the imperative that bears on their writing. It is shown that these formulas reelaborate the Kantian ... More


A Biography of Faith

Linden Bicket

in George Mackay Brown and the Scottish Catholic Imagination

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474411653
eISBN:
9781474435147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411653.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter concentrates on three major biographical strands in order to obtain a clear idea of Brown’s literary Catholicism. It explores the trajectory of Brown’s religious life through his ... More


Theodore Dreiser on Monogamy, Varietism, and “This Matter of Marriage, Now”

Clare Virginia Eby

in Until Choice Do Us Part: Marriage Reform in the Progressive Era

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226085661
eISBN:
9780226085975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226085975.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Theodore Dreiser’s portrayal of marriage in The “Genius” (1915), inspired by his marriage to Sara White, is both scabrous and infamous. An anti-vice campaign to suppress the novel inspired a ... More


Jewish Wheaties

Ira Nadel

in Philip Roth: A Counterlife

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780199846108
eISBN:
9780197514450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199846108.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Roth travels with Barbara Sproul to Asia, while maintaining his opposition to the Vietnam War; his writing turns to satire in a general effort to undermine seriousness in politics and literature ... More


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