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Against the EventThe Everyday and Evolution of Modernist Narrative

Against the Event: The Everyday and Evolution of Modernist Narrative

Michael Sayeau

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199681259
eISBN:
9780191766015
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681259.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The Everyday and the Evolution of Modernist Narrative investigates how a modernity famed for temporal acceleration—from Benjamin’s “shock” and “distraction” to the postmodern loss of ... More

America Is ElsewhereThe Noir Tradition in the Age of Consumer Culture

America Is Elsewhere: The Noir Tradition in the Age of Consumer Culture

Erik Dussere

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199969913
eISBN:
9780199369027
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199969913.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The book conceives the literary and cinematic category of “noir” as a way of understanding the defining conflict between authenticity and consumer culture in post–World War II America. It analyzes ... More

American ObscurantismHistory and the Visual in U.S. Literature and Film

American Obscurantism: History and the Visual in U.S. Literature and Film

Peter Lurie

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780199797318
eISBN:
9780190225735
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199797318.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

American Obscurantism argues for a salutary indirection in U.S. culture. From its earliest canonical literary works through films of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, the most ... More

The Architecture of Narrative TimeThomas Mann and the Problems of Modern Narrative

The Architecture of Narrative Time: Thomas Mann and the Problems of Modern Narrative

Erica Wickerson

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198793274
eISBN:
9780191835162
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198793274.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, European Literature

Time matters to all of us. It dominates everyday discourse: diaries, schedules, clocks, working hours, opening times, appointments, weekdays and weekends, national holidays, religious festivals, ... More

Art, History, and Postwar Fiction

Art, History, and Postwar Fiction

Kevin Brazil

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198824459
eISBN:
9780191863240
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198824459.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Art, History, and Postwar Fiction explores the ways in which novelists responded to the visual arts from the aftermath of the Second World War up to the present day. If art had long served as a foil ... More

Artificial ColorModern Food and Racial Fictions

Artificial Color: Modern Food and Racial Fictions

Catherine Keyser

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190673123
eISBN:
9780190673154
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190673123.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

In the early twentieth century, US writers looked at modern food—its global geographies, its nutritional theories, and its technological innovations—and saw not merely the incursion of industry and ... More

At the Violet HourModernism and Violence in England and Ireland

At the Violet Hour: Modernism and Violence in England and Ireland

Sarah Cole

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195389616
eISBN:
9780199979226
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195389616.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book argues that the literature of the early twentieth-century in England and Ireland was deeply organized around a reckoning with grievous violence, imagined as intimate, direct, and often ... More

Backgazing: Reverse Time in Modernist Culture

Backgazing: Reverse Time in Modernist Culture

Paul Giles

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198830443
eISBN:
9780191873652
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198830443.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The focus of this book is on how time is represented in reverse forms throughout modernist literature and culture, from about 1900 until the middle years of the twentieth century. It is particularly ... More

Baroque between the WarsAlternative Style in the Arts, 1918-1939

Baroque between the Wars: Alternative Style in the Arts, 1918-1939

Jane Stevenson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198808770
eISBN:
9780191846472
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808770.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book re-examines the arts in the 1920s and 1930s, arguing that rather than being dominated by modernism, the period saw a dialogue between modern baroque—eclectic, playful, and open to influence ... More

Bataille, Klossowski, BlanchotWriting at the Limit

Bataille, Klossowski, Blanchot: Writing at the Limit

Leslie Hill

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198159711
eISBN:
9780191716065
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159711.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

What happens when philosophy and literature meet? What is at stake when the text of a so-called single author begins to speak in two languages, now the language of theoretical reflexion, now the ... More

Beyond DesireSexuality in Modern Tamil Literature

Beyond Desire: Sexuality in Modern Tamil Literature

Kiran Keshavamurthy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780199467457
eISBN:
9780199087365
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199467457.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, World Literature

Beyond Desire: Sexuality in Modern Tamil Literature is the first monograph on sexuality in modern Tamil literature. The book offers an interpretation of shifting representations of masculine desire ... More

Beyond the Ancient QuarrelLiterature, Philosophy, and J.M. Coetzee

Beyond the Ancient Quarrel: Literature, Philosophy, and J.M. Coetzee

Patrick Hayes and Jan Wilm (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198805281
eISBN:
9780191852381
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805281.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

In Plato’s Republic Socrates spoke of an ‘ancient quarrel’ between literature and philosophy, which he offered to resolve by banning the poets from his ideal city. Few philosophers have taken ... More

Blasphemous ModernismThe 20th-Century Word Made Flesh

Blasphemous Modernism: The 20th-Century Word Made Flesh

Steve Pinkerton

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190627560
eISBN:
9780190627584
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190627560.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In his 1934 book After Strange Gods, T. S. Eliot declared blasphemy “obsolescent” as a viable literary or artistic mode. There could be no blasphemy worth the name, he reasoned, in a world that had ... More

Bridging East and WestRabindranath Tagore and Romain Rolland Correspondence (1919-1940)

Bridging East and West: Rabindranath Tagore and Romain Rolland Correspondence (1919-1940)

Chinmoy Guha (ed.)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780199489046
eISBN:
9780199093885
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199489046.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This amazing inter-cultural correspondence (1919–1940) between two cultural icons of the twentieth century—Nobel laureates from the East and the West: the Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore (1861–1941) ... More

The Broken VoiceReading Post-Holocaust Literature

The Broken Voice: Reading Post-Holocaust Literature

Robert Eaglestone

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198778363
eISBN:
9780191823800
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198778363.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, World Literature

‘Which writer today is not a writer of the Holocaust?’ asked the late Imre Kertész, Hungarian survivor and novelist, in his Nobel acceptance speech: ‘one does not have to choose the Holocaust as ... More

Chameleon PoetR.S. Thomas and the Literary Tradition

Chameleon Poet: R.S. Thomas and the Literary Tradition

S.J. Perry

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199687336
eISBN:
9780191767074
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687336.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Poetry

For many decades, R.S. Thomas has been portrayed according to terms that he himself helped to define. Drawing on the poet’s status as a passionate defender of the Welsh nation, scholars have followed ... More

Charles Olson and American ModernismThe Practice of the Self

Charles Olson and American Modernism: The Practice of the Self

Mark Byers

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198813255
eISBN:
9780191851247
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198813255.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Poetry

The Practice of the Self situates the work of American poet Charles Olson (1910–70) at the centre of the early postwar American avant-garde. It shows Olson to have been one of the major advocates and ... More

The Child’s View of the Third Reich in German LiteratureThe Eye Among the Blind

The Child’s View of the Third Reich in German Literature: The Eye Among the Blind

Debbie Pinfold

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199245659
eISBN:
9780191697487
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245659.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The child is a prominent figure in German literature and in German literary criticism alike. This book examines the ways in which German authors have used the child’s perspective to present the Third ... More

Choreographies of the LivingBioaesthetics in Literature, Art, and Performance

Choreographies of the Living: Bioaesthetics in Literature, Art, and Performance

Carrie Rohman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190604400
eISBN:
9780190604431
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190604400.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Animals seem to be everywhere in contemporary literature, visual art, and performance. But though writers, artists, and performers are now engaging more and more with ideas about animals, and even ... More

Committed StylesModernism, Politics, and Left-Wing Literature in the 1930s

Committed Styles: Modernism, Politics, and Left-Wing Literature in the 1930s

Benjamin Kohlmann

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198715467
eISBN:
9780191783197
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198715467.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book offers a new understanding of the politicized literature of the 1930s and its relationship to modernism. It reclaims a central body of literary and critical works for modernist studies, ... More

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