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The Exhaustion of Colonial Romance: W. Somerset Maugham and Anthony Burgess

Eddie Tay

in Colony, Nation, and Globalisation: Not at Home in Singaporean and Malaysian Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028740
eISBN:
9789882206762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028740.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines representations of Englishness and the British Empire in the writings of W. Somerset Maugham and Anthony Burgess. It suggests that Maugham's representation of Europeans in ... More


Rewriting the Past

Sos Eltis

in Acts of Desire: Women and Sex on Stage 1800-1930

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199691357
eISBN:
9780191751448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691357.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Drama

This chapter examines the relation between changing sexual and social mores and the widespread revival of familiar Victorian plots in plays of the 1910s and 1920s. The familiar melodrama plot of ... More


Reading about Writing

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/9780252036293.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter explains some of the influences on authorship and reading discoveries behind Ray Bradbury's remarkable rise from raw and undisciplined talent to literary prominence. Once Bradbury ... More


On the Shoulders of Giants

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/9780252036293.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines the lessons learned by Ray Bradbury from his readings during the war years. There were Modernists who appealed to Bradbury in more mature ways than Frederic Prokosch had done, ... More


Adaptations:: Being Julia; Relatives; and The Door

John Cunningham

in The Cinema of István Szabó: Visions of Europe

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231171991
eISBN:
9780231850704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171991.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines three films by Hungarian director István Szabó, all of them literary adaptations: Being Julia (2004), Relatives (2006), and The Door (2012). Being Julia is based on Somerset ... More


Josef von Sternberg and the Cinematizing of I, Claudius

A. G. G. Gibson

in Robert Graves and the Classical Tradition

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198738053
eISBN:
9780191801594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198738053.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The chapter examines aspects of the 1937 stillborn film version of I, Claudius, directed by Josef von Sternberg. The difficult production of the screenplay is considered, alongside the battle for ... More


Aesthetes Abroad: Literary Expatriates and Empire

Chris Ackerley

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 9: The World Novel in English to 1950

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199609932
eISBN:
9780191869761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199609932.003.0027
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter focuses on Evelyn Waugh and Somerset Maugham as pre-eminent examples of ‘aesthetes abroad’: writers who travelled, sometimes to the most obscure corners of the empire, to observe the ... More


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