Download E-books At the Violet Hour: Modernism and Violence in England and Ireland (Modernist Literature and Culture) PDF

By Sarah Cole

Literature has lengthy sought to make feel of the destruction and aggression wrought by means of human civilization. but no unmarried literary stream was once extra powerfully formed through violence than modernism. As Sarah Cole exhibits, modernism emerged as an resourceful reaction to the devastating occasions that outlined the interval, together with the chaos of anarchist bombings, international battle I, the Irish rebellion, and the Spanish Civil conflict. Combining ancient aspect with ingenious readings of fiction, poetry, journalism, photos, and different cultural fabrics, At the Violet Hour explores the unusual intimacy among modernist aesthetics and violence within the past due 19th and early 20th centuries.

The First global warfare and T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land show the recent theoretical paradigm that Cole deploys all through her examine, what she calls "enchanted" and "disenchanted" violence-the polarizing perceptions of violent loss of life as both the gas for regeneration or the brand of gruesome loss. those suggestions thread in the course of the literary-historical moments that shape the center of her learn, starting with anarchism and the appearance of dynamite violence in past due Victorian England. As evinced in novels through Joseph Conrad, Henry James, and others, anarchism fostered a colourful, glossy cognizance of violence entrenched in sensationalism and melodrama. A next bankruptcy deals 4 interpretive categories-keening, generative violence, reprisal, and allegory-for studying violence in works through W. B. Yeats, J. M. Synge, Sean O'Casey, and others round the time of Ireland's Easter emerging. The e-book concludes with a dialogue of Virginia Woolf's oeuvre, putting the writer in fundamental kinfolk to the encroaching tradition of violence: deeply exploring and formalizing its registers; and veering clear of her friends to build an unique set of styles to deal with its visceral ubiquity within the years best as much as the second one international War.

A wealthy interdisciplinary research that includes views from historical past, anthropology, the visible arts, and literature, At the Violet Hour provides a resonant framework for refiguring the connection among aesthetics and violence that may expand some distance past the interval normally linked to literary modernism.

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Download E-books The History of the Rebellion: A New Selection (Oxford World's Classics) PDF

Here's the one reasonable choice of Clarendon's vintage History of the Rebellion at present in print, and the 1st renowned version given that 1953. Written by means of one of many closest advisers to Charles I and Charles II, Clarendon's historical past encompasses a remarkably frank account of the inadequacies of royalist policy-making in addition to an astute research of the rules and perform of presidency. Clarendon chronicles in soaking up aspect the factions and intrigues, the increase of Cromwell and the loss of life of Charles I, the bloody battles and the eventual recovery of the monarchy in 1660 after the Interregnum. Paul Seaward's new choice comprises the entire recognized passages but in addition offers a readable narrative account of the Civil battle and hyperlinks Clarendon's own tale to the higher fight happening round him. a considerable advent units Clarendon's fulfillment in its political and literary context; a word list of major characters and index extra complements the volume's usefulness.

About the Series: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made on hand the broadest spectrum of literature from worldwide. every one cheap quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, offering the main exact textual content plus a wealth of different beneficial gains, together with professional introductions by way of prime experts, voluminous notes to explain the textual content, up to date bibliographies for extra examine, and masses more.

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Download E-books Swinburne and His Gods: The Roots and Growth of an Agnostic Poetry PDF

Swinburne and His Gods is the 1st critical serious research to envision the poet's heritage within the excessive church within the context of his paintings. Louis truly exhibits Swinburne's fierce and intimate hostility towards the church and divulges his specific inflammation with the doctrines of Newman, Keble, and Trench. In her clarification of his poetic use of sacramental imagery, particularly these pictures attached with the final Supper, Louis indicates how Swinburne's eucharists might be murderous or erotic, aesthetic or republican. The demonic parody that characterizes Swinburne's paintings is proven to have built via experimentation with neo-romantic possible choices to Christianity: first throughout the evocation of a quasi-sadistic pessimism, then within the embodiment of the "sun-god of Art," and, ultimately, as a feeble gesture towards an unknowable deity which strikes elusively either inside of and past the flora and fauna. instead of implementing synthetic cohesion at the poet's occupation, Louis offers his paintings as an built-in sequence of significant and outstanding experiments in Romantic art.

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Download E-books The Cambridge History of Modernism PDF

This Cambridge background of Modernism is the 1st accomplished background of modernism within the unique Cambridge Histories sequence. It identifies a particular temperament of 'modernism' in the 'modern' interval, setting up the conditions of modernized lifestyles because the floor and warrant for an paintings that turns into 'modernist' through advantage of its demonstrably self-conscious involvement during this smooth . Following this sensibility from the top of the 19th century to the center of the 20th, monitoring its manifestations throughout pan-European and transatlantic destinations, the forty-three chapters provide a striking mixture of breadth and concentration. popular students of modernism supply analytical narratives of its literature, song, visible arts, structure, philosophy, and technology, providing circumstantial bills of its varied body of workers of their many settings. those traditionally proficient readings supply definitive bills of the foremost paintings of twentieth-century cultural background and supply a brand new cornerstone for the learn of modernism within the present century.

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Download E-books Katherine Mansfield and Continental Europe: Connections and Influences PDF

This quantity bargains new interpretations of Katherine Mansfield's paintings by way of bringing jointly contemporary biographical and critical-theoretical methods to her lifestyles and artwork within the context of Continental Europe. It good points chapters on Mansfield's reception in different ecu nations along with her personal translations of different ecu writers.

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Download E-books Colour and Experience in Nineteenth-Century Poetry PDF

By Richard Cronin

This examine examines phrases used for color as they seem within the paintings of a few of the 19th century poets, which opens the right way to a dialogue of the relation in 19th century poems among language, event and price. the writer strains in all of the poets Keats, Browning and Hopkins the forging of language that mediates among a approach of values and the flux of expertise. color phrases turn into an important symptoms of a manner of the realm that defines the poetry of the 19th century. Richard Cronin is writer of "Shelley's Poetic Thoughts".

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Download E-books London Calling: V.S. Naipaul, Postcolonial Mandarin PDF

By Rob Nixon

V.S. Naipaul stands because the such a lot lionized literary mediator among First and 3rd international adventure and is commonly seen as owning a different authority almost about cross-cultural family within the post-colonial period. In contesting this orthodox analyzing of his paintings, Nixon argues that Naipaul is greater than easily an unduly influential author. He has develop into a regressive Western establishment, articulating a suite of values that perpetuates political pursuits and representational modes that experience their beginning within the excessive imperial age. Nixon makes use of Naipaul's shuttle writing to probe the middle theoretical matters raised through cross-cultural illustration alongside metropolitan-periphery traces. almost about financial theories of dependency, he evaluations the imaginative and prescient, popularized by means of Naipaul, of the post-colonial international as divided among mimic and parasitic 3rd international countries at the one hand and, at the different, the benignly inventive societies of the West.

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Download E-books Colonial Narratives/Cultural Dialogues: 'Discoveries' of India in the Language of Colonialism PDF

Colonial Narratives/Cultural Dialogues demonstrates the continued validity of the colonial paradigm because it maps the geographical, political, and resourceful area of 'India/Indies' from the 17th century to the current. Breaking new flooring in postcolonial stories, Jyotsna Singh highlights the interconnections between early smooth colonial encounters, later manifestations within the Raj and their lingering impact within the postcolonial Indian nationalist state.
Singh demanding situations the idea of eye-witness money owed and unmeditated stories implcit in colonial representational practices, and infrequently left unchallenged within the postcolonial era.
crucial introductory analyzing for college kids and teachers, Colonial Narratives/Cultural Dialogues re-evaluates the next texts:
* 17th century go back and forth narratives approximately India
* eighteenth century 'nabob' texts
* letters of the Orientalist, Sir William Jones
* reports of Shakespearean productions in Calcutta and postcolonial Indo-Anglian novels

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Download E-books British Writers and the Media, 1930-45 PDF

By Keith Williams

Richly informative a couple of host of writers from Auden to Priestley, and theoretically expert, this wide-ranging new examine demonstrates that the Nineteen Thirties, remembered frequently for simple political engagement, can otherwise be noticeable as starting up the most important parts of postmodernism, constructing the individual's feel of `elsewhere' via new know-how of illustration and propaganda. Keith Williams analyses the connection among the leftist writers of the last decade and the mass-media, exhibiting how newspapers, radio and movie have been handled of their writing and the way they appreciably reshaped its types, assumptions and imagery.

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