Author: Austin Clarke
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Literary Criticism
Austin Clarke is widely regarded as one of 20th-century Ireland's most important poets. In this selection of nearly fifty essays and reviews written over Clarke's long career, he demonstrates that he is an astute and provocative literary critic as well. Having grown up in Dublin when the excitement of the Irish Literary Revival was still running high, Clarke knew many of the principal figures of that movement personally, and his readings of Yeats, Joyce, Synge, O'Casey, Lady Gregory, George Moore, and others enjoy the advantages of an insider's point of view. A selection of Clarke's writings on Yeats is followed by his writings on other Irish writers and the Irish Literary Revival, and on Modern English and American literature. Included as an appendix is an exhaustive list of Clarke's literary criticism published in periodicals.
Author: Christopher Riches,Michael Cox
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Over 3,200 entries An essential guide to authors and their works that focuses on the general canon of British literature from the fifteenth century to the present. There is also some coverage of non-fiction such as biographies, memoirs, and science, as well as inclusion of major American and Commonwealth writers. This online-exclusive new edition adds 60,000 new words, including over 50 new entries dealing with authors who have risen to prominence in the last five years, as well as fully updating the entries that currently exist. Each entry provides details of a writer's nationality and birth/death dates, followed by a listing of their titles arranged chronologically by date of publication.
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
British Culture and the Royal Air Force 1939-1945
Author: Martin Francis
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Between 1939 and 1945, the British public was spellbound by the martial endeavours and dashing style of the young men of the RAF, especially those with silvery fabric wings sewn above the breast pocket of their glamorous slate-blue uniform. Martin Francis provides the first scholarly study of the place of 'the flyer' in British culture during the Second World War. Examining the lives of RAF personnel, and their popular representation in literary and cinematic texts, he illuminates broader issues of gender, social class, national and racial identities, emotional life, and the creation of a national myth in twentieth-century Britain. In particular, Francis argues that the flyer's relationship to fear, aggression, loss of his comrades, bodily dismemberment, and psychological breakdown reveals broader ambiguities surrounding the dominant understandings of masculinity in the middle decades of the century. Despite his star appeal, cultural representations of the flyer encompassed both the gentle, chivalrous warrior and the uncompromising agent of destruction. Paying particular attention to the romantic universe of wartime aircrew, Francis reveals the extraordinary contrasts of their daily lives: dicing with death in the sky one moment, before sitting down to lunch with wives and children in the next. Male and female experiences during the war were not polarized and antithetical, but were complementary and interrelated, a conclusion which has implications for the history of gender in modern Britain that reach well beyond either the specialized military culture of the wartime RAF or the chronological parameters of the Second World War.
Author: Catherine W. Reilly
Publisher: G K Hall
Category: Literary Criticism
The Lost Decade of the 'Forties
Author: Andrew Sinclair
Publisher: Viking Press
Describes how World War II and its aftermath affected literature and the arts in Britain
British writers on the battlefronts and the home front of the Second World War
Author: Kenneth A. Lohf,Grolier Club
Publisher: Grolier, Inc.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
British writers on the battlefronts and the home front of the Second World War.
Author: James Vinson
Publisher: London : St. James Press ; New York : St. Martin's Press
Category: American fiction
Category: Authors, American
Category: World War, 1939-1945
Author: Michael Cox
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Category: Literary Collections
The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature presents a comprehensive year-by-year digest of 15,000 significant and representative works of literature published in English by British authors from 1474 to the present day. The greats sit alongside long forgotten gems, the trivial, the inspirational, and the unusual, all equally worthy of remembrance. An ideal resource for students and academics of English literature. The main chronology is supplemented by three indexes. An author index allows readers to view the literary output of any given author in chronological order, an index of periodicals gives a short overview of periodicals published during the period covered, and there is also an index of anonymous titles. This edition has been updated to include works of literature from 2002 and 2003.
Author: Laurie Di Mauro
Publisher: Saint James Press
Category: English literature
Author: Kolkata (India). Imperial library
Author: Anne Commrie
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Provides biographical information on the men and women who write and illustrate children's books
Category: Library catalogs
Was am Ende wirklich zählt - Das Vermächtnis eines jungen Arztes
Author: Paul Kalanithi
Publisher: Albrecht Knaus Verlag
Category: Biography & Autobiography
„Dieses gehört zu der Handvoll Bücher, die für mich universell sind. Ich empfehle es wirklich jedem.“ ANN PATCHETT Was macht das eigene Leben lebenswert? Was tun, wenn die Lebensleiter keine weiteren Stufen in eine vielversprechende Zukunft bereithält? Was bedeutet es, ein Kind zu bekommen, neues Leben entstehen zu sehen, während das eigene zu Ende geht? Bewegend und mit feiner Beobachtungsgabe schildert der junge Arzt und Neurochirurg Paul Kalanithi seine Gedanken über die ganz großen Fragen.