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Hysterical Citizenship in Grand's: The Heavenly Twins

Zarena Aslami

in The Dream Life of Citizens: Late Victorian Novels and the Fantasy of the State

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823241996
eISBN:
9780823242030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823241996.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Sarah Grand's landmark New Woman novel The Heavenly Twins attacked the social and political structures that endangered middle-class women's physical health toward the end of the nineteenth century. ... More


Rerouting: Ça n’existe pas l’Amérique

William Cloonan

in Frères Ennemis: The French in American Literature, Americans in French Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786941329
eISBN:
9781789629101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941329.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter discusses a major shift in French novelists’ attitudes toward the United States. While the social critique remains very much in place, there is a new willingness to explore the American ... More


Re-thinking the Story: Food, Drink and Interpretation in Alain Robbe-Grillet’s Les Gommes/The Erasers

Ruth Cruickshank

in Leftovers: Eating, Drinking and Re-thinking with Case Studies from Post-war French Fiction

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781789620672
eISBN:
9781789629828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620672.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

His first nouveau roman [‘new novel’], Robbe-Grillet’s Les Gommes [The Erasers] (1953) eschews conventional storytelling, anthropomorphizing meanings and psychological motivations, instead focussing ... More


Conclusion: The End of History, Dystopia, and “New” Historical Novels?

Jeffrey C. Kinkley

in Visions of Dystopia in China's New Historical Novels

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167680
eISBN:
9780231532297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167680.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This concluding chapter explains why Chinese new historical novels can be considered as postmodern. The serious dystopian outlook is itself a major factor linking these novels to modernism. The ... More


The Novel in English in Australasia to 1950

Kirstine Moffat

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/9780199609932.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter examines English-language novels in Australasia. The history of the pre-1950 novel in Australasia is a history of two distinct emerging literary experiences: the Australian novel and the ... More


Major Authors: Janet Frame, Maurice Gee, Patricia Grace

Lawrence Jones

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 12: The Novel in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the South Pacific Since 1950

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199679775
eISBN:
9780191869778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199679775.003.0029
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter discusses the work of three New Zealand novelists: Janet Frame, Maurice Gee, and Patricia Grace. Frame began to publish in the late 1940s, Gee in the mid-1950s, and Grace in the early ... More


Postcolonial Gothic: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Pacific

Gerry Turcotte

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 12: The Novel in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the South Pacific Since 1950

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199679775
eISBN:
9780191869778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199679775.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter examines postcolonial Gothic in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the South Pacific and how its conventions as an imported British genre have been transformed in specific local ... More


Solid Success: Father and Son, 1994–1996

Jean W. Cash

in Larry Brown: A Writer's Life

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604739800
eISBN:
9781604739862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604739800.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter focuses on the time Larry Brown and Clyde Edgerton decided to write a short story together. The result was the unfinished but hilarious “And How Are You,” which sat for several years ... More


Aotearoa/New Zealand

Kirstine Moffat

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 12: The Novel in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the South Pacific Since 1950

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199679775
eISBN:
9780191869778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199679775.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

The post-1950 novel in New Zealand can be described in terms of transition and innovation, as writers were energized by a sense of ferment, excitement, and shifting identities. This reflects the ... More


George Sand Is Born

Elizabeth Harlan

in George Sand

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300104172
eISBN:
9780300130560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300104172.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter describes excitement about Aurore's new novel Indiana, which swept over Paris in the spring of 1832. Unfortunately, her novel came at a time when the capital was facing a massive cholera ... More


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