• Language Arts & Disciplines

The Cambridge Guide to Literature in English


Author: Dominic Head
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521831792
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 1241
View: 1336
A reference guide to world literature in English includes information on writers, works, genres, and movements.

    • Literary Criticism

The Cambridge Guide to Literature in English


Author: Ian Ousby
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521440868
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 1054
View: 4588
Covers writers, works, genres, and movements

    • Literary Criticism

The Cambridge guide to literature in English


Author: Ian Ousby
Publisher: Cambridge University Press ; London : Hamlyn Pub. Group
ISBN: N.A
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 1109
View: 3016

    • Literary Criticism

The Cambridge Paperback Guide to Literature in English


Author: Ian Ousby
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521436274
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 436
View: 1405
An A-Z work with concise entries on all aspects of literature in English.


    • Language Arts & Disciplines

The Cambridge Guide to Fiction in English


Author: Ian Ousby
Publisher: CUP Archive
ISBN: 9780521576178
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 323
View: 3728
The Cambridge Guide to Fiction in English, an alphabetized reference work with over 2,000 entries, will be an invaluable resource to anyone with an interest in the novel, whether studying, teaching or reading for pleasure. Writers and major works from the UK and USA are represented, as are those from the rest of the English-speaking world - Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Africa, India, and the Caribbean. Particular types of novels (from the Gothic to the campus novel) receive detailed coverage as do trends in fiction (such as realism and naturalism) and popular genres (detective, spy and science fiction). Based on the Guide to Literature in English, this book has a substantial number of new entries and has been completely updated. An original and thought-provoking introduction analyses the historical development and current form of the novel; a selective bibliography indicates areas for further reading, and an appendix lists recipients of all the major literary prizes.

    • Literary Criticism

The Cambridge Guide to Women's Writing in English


Author: Lorna Sage,Germaine Greer,Elaine Showalter
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521668132
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 696
View: 1261
Alphabetized volume on women writers, major titles, movements, genres from medieval times to the present.

    • Literary Criticism

The Cambridge Guide to Children's Books in English


Author: Victor Watson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521550642
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 814
View: 1615
The Cambridge Guide to Children's Books is an alphabetized reference work providing a critical and appreciative overview of children's books written in English worldwide. It is not a guide to "children's literature" but has a wider task--to include any author, or illustrator, or work, believed by the editors to have made a significant impact on young readers, or to have in some way influenced the development of children's books. In addition to the long-established traditions of children's writing from Great Britain and the USA, the Guide covers the increasing range of successful children's books produced in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, West Africa, and India; and the exciting renaissance in children's books currently taking place in Ireland and South Africa. Reflecting the developing scholarly appreciation for the history of children's books, The Guide gives due weight to children's books from pre-Norman times, and acknowledges recent developments in publishing practices and in children's own reading. Victor Watson is Assistant Director of Research, Homerton College, University of Cambridge. He has edited several volumes about children's literature, including Opening the Nursery Door (Routledge, 1997) and Where Texts and Children Meet (Routledge, 2000).

    • Literary Criticism

The Cambridge Companion to Old English Literature


Author: Malcolm Godden,Michael Lapidge
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 110746921X
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 376
View: 5988
This Companion has been thoroughly revised to take account of recent scholarship and to provide a clear and accessible introduction for those encountering Old English literature for the first time. Including seventeen essays by distinguished scholars, this new edition provides a discussion of the literature of the period 600 to 1066 in the context of how Anglo-Saxon society functioned. New chapters cover topics including preaching and teaching, Beowulf and literacy, and a further five chapters have been revised and updated, including those on the Old English language, perceptions of eternity and Anglo-Saxon learning. An additional concluding chapter on Old English after 1066 offers an overview of the study and cultural influences of Old English literature to the present day. Finally, the further reading list has been overhauled to incorporate the most up-to-date scholarship in the field and the latest electronic resources for students.


    • Literary Criticism

The Cambridge Companion to the Body in Literature


Author: David Hillman,Ulrika Maude
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316299007
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: N.A
View: 4059
This Companion offers the first systematic analysis of the representation of the body in literature. It historicizes embodiment by charting our evolving understanding of the body from the Middle Ages to the present day, and addresses such questions as sensory perception, technology, language and affect; maternal bodies, disability and the representation of ageing; eating and obesity, pain, death and dying; and racialized and posthuman bodies. This Companion also considers science and its construction of the body through disciplines such as obstetrics, sexology and neurology. Leading scholars in the field devote special attention to poetry, prose, drama and film, and chart a variety of theoretical understandings of the body.

    • Literary Criticism

The Cambridge Companion to Medieval English Literature 1100-1500


Author: Larry Scanlon
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521841674
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 294
View: 3386
A wide-ranging survey of the most important medieval authors and genres, designed for students of English.

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The Cambridge Companion to English Literature, 1650-1740


Author: Steven N. Zwicker
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521564885
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 334
View: 8670
This volume offers an account of English literary culture in one of its most volatile and politically engaged moments. From the work of Milton and Marvell in the 1650s and 1660s through the brilliant careers of Dryden, Rochester, and Behn, Locke and Astell, Swift and Defoe, Pope and Montagu, the pressures and extremes of social, political, and sexual experience are everywhere reflected in literary texts: in the daring lyrics and intricate political allegories of this age, in the vitriol and bristling topicality of its satires as well as in the imaginative flight of its mock epics, fictions, and heroic verse. The volume's chronologies and select bibliographies will guide the reader through texts and events, while the fourteen essays commissioned for this Companion will allow us to read the period anew.

    • Literary Criticism

The Cambridge Companion to English Poets


Author: Claude Rawson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521874343
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 559
View: 2664
This volume provides essays by twenty-nine leading scholars and critics on the best English poets from Chaucer to Larkin.

    • Literary Criticism

The Cambridge Companion to the Literature of New York


Author: Bryan Waterman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521514711
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 254
View: 9211
From the international atmosphere of the Dutch colony New Amsterdam, through the expansion of the city in the nineteenth century, to its unique appeal to artists and writers in the twentieth, New York offers writers a unique perspective on American culture. This Companion explores the range of writing and performance in the city. Illustrated and featuring a chronology and guide to further reading, this book is the ideal guide for students of American literature as well as for all who love New York and its writers.

    • Literary Criticism

The Cambridge Companion to English Literature, 1830-1914


Author: Joanne Shattock
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521882880
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 322
View: 7612
A volume of new essays on Victorian themes, genres and authors, aimed at students and lecturers.

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The Cambridge Companion to English Novelists


Author: Adrian Poole
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139828118
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: N.A
View: 5902
In this Companion, leading scholars and critics address the work of the most celebrated and enduring novelists from the British Isles (excluding living writers): among them Defoe, Richardson, Sterne, Austen, Dickens, the Brontës, George Eliot, Hardy, James, Lawrence, Joyce, and Woolf. The significance of each writer in their own time is explained, the relation of their work to that of predecessors and successors explored, and their most important novels analysed. These essays do not aim to create a canon in a prescriptive way, but taken together they describe a strong developing tradition of the writing of fictional prose over the past 300 years. This volume is a helpful guide for those studying and teaching the novel, and will allow readers to consider the significance of less familiar authors such as Henry Green and Elizabeth Bowen alongside those with a more established place in literary history.

    • History

The Cambridge Companion to the Literature of London


Author: Lawrence Manley
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521897521
Category: History
Page: 297
View: 3005
This book offers a variety of approaches to the topic of London in English literature from the Middle Ages to the present.

    • Literary Criticism

The Cambridge Companion to Gothic Fiction


Author: Jerrold E. Hogle
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107494486
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 354
View: 7026
Gothic as a form of fiction-making has played a major role in Western culture since the late eighteenth century. In this volume, fourteen world-class experts on the Gothic provide thorough and revealing accounts of this haunting-to-horrifying type of fiction from the 1760s (the decade of The Castle of Otranto, the first so-called 'Gothic story') to the end of the twentieth century (an era haunted by filmed and computerized Gothic simulations). Along the way, these essays explore the connections of Gothic fictions to political and industrial revolutions, the realistic novel, the theatre, Romantic and post-Romantic poetry, nationalism and racism from Europe to America, colonized and post-colonial populations, the rise of film and other visual technologies, the struggles between 'high' and 'popular' culture, changing psychological attitudes towards human identity, gender and sexuality, and the obscure lines between life and death, sanity and madness. The volume also includes a chronology and guides to further reading.

    • American literature

The Wordsworth Companion to Literature in English


Author: Ian Ousby
Publisher: NTC/Contemporary Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781853267642
Category: American literature
Page: 1036
View: 3574
This volume is a reference source to literature in the English language throughout the world. It provides a survey of the world-wide literary tradition of this area, and offers explanations of genres, movements, critical terms and literary concepts.