Download E-books A Handbook of Modernism Studies (Critical Theory Handbooks) PDF

Featuring the most recent examine findings and exploring the interesting interaction of modernist authors and highbrow luminaries, from Beckett and Kafka to Derrida and Adorno, this daring new choice of essays offers scholars a deeper grab of key texts in modernist literature.

  • Provides a wealth of clean views on canonical modernist texts, that includes the newest study data
  • Adopts an unique and inventive thematic method of the topic, with strategies comparable to race, legislations, gender, category, time, and beliefs forming the constitution of the collection
  • Explores present and ongoing debates at the hyperlinks among the aesthetics and praxis of authors and modernist theoreticians
  • Reveals the profound ways that modernist authors have prompted key thinkers, and vice versa

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By Samuel Beckett

In prose possessed of the appreciably stripped-down attractiveness and ferocious wit that represent his paintings, this early novel via Nobel Prize winner Samuel Beckett recounts the gruesome and unbelievable adventures of a beautifully logical Irish servant and his grasp. Watt is a fantastically finished black comedy that, at its center, is rooted within the strong and terrifying imaginative and prescient that made Beckett probably the most influential writers of the 20th century.

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Download E-books The Voyage Out (Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin) PDF

By Virginia Woolf

A celebration of English individuals are aboard the Euphrosyne, certain for South the USA. between them is Rachel Vinrace, a tender woman, blameless and entirely unaware of the realm of politics and society, books, intercourse, love and marriage. She is a loose spirit half-caught, momentarily and passionately, via Terence Hewet, an aspiring author who she meets in Santa Marina. yet their engagement is to finish without notice, and tragically. Virginia Woolf's first novel, released in 1915, is a haunting exploration of a tender woman's brain, signalling the start of her fascination with taking pictures the mysteries and complexities of the interior life.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the prime writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the simplest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts more advantageous through introductions and notes by way of uncommon students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations via award-winning translators.

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Download E-books Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Life PDF

Middlemarch: A examine of Provincial lifestyles is a singular by means of George Eliot, the pen identify of Mary Anne Evans, later Marian Evans. it really is her 7th novel, all started in 1869 after which set aside through the ultimate disease of Thornton Lewes, the son of her significant other George Henry Lewes. throughout the following 12 months Eliot resumed paintings, fusing jointly numerous tales right into a coherent complete, and through 1871–72 the unconventional seemed in serial shape. the 1st one-volume version used to be released in 1874, and attracted huge revenues. Subtitled "A learn of Provincial Life", the unconventional is decided within the fictitious Midlands city of Middlemarch, considered in response to Coventry, throughout the interval 1830–32. It has a number of plots with a wide solid of characters, and also to its unique notwithstanding interlocking narratives it pursues a few underlying topics, together with the prestige of ladies, the character of marriage, idealism and self-interest, faith and hypocrisy, political reform, and schooling. The speed is leisurely, the tone is mildly didactic (with an authorial voice that sometimes bursts during the narrative), and the canvas is particularly huge.

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Download E-books Modernist Literature: Challenging Fictions? PDF

By Vicki Mahaffey

This inclusive advisor to Modernist literature considers the ‘high’ Modernist writers reminiscent of Eliot, Joyce, Pound and Yeats along ladies writers and writers of the Harlem Renaissance.

  • Challenges the concept that Modernism used to be conservative and reactionary.
  • Relates the modernist impulse to broader cultural and historic crises and movements.
  • Covers quite a lot of authors as much as the outbreak of worldwide conflict II, between them Oscar Wilde, Joseph Conrad, Henry James, Langston Hughes, Samuel Beckett, HD, Virginia Woolf, Djuna Barnes, and Jean Rhys.
  • Includes insurance of girls writers and homosexual and lesbian writers.

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Download E-books The Golden Fleece: Essays PDF

By Muriel Spark

The essays, reports, memoirs, and different writings amassed the following for the 1st time conjure up one of many nice serious imaginations of our time. The Golden Fleece, which takes its name from Spark’s first released essay, has 4 sections—Art & Poetry; Autobiography & go back and forth; Literature; and faith, Politics & Philosophy—forming one of those indirect autobiography, an evolving confession of a strong person religion within the human and what transcends it.

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By Wolfgang Koeppen

Here's an English translation of a post-war German vintage. The occasions of the unconventional ensue through the process a unmarried day in an unnamed urban in occupied Germany the place the unending drone of allied planes overhead raises the already heightened rigidity. all through this robust narrative, the characters' reviews eventually demonstrate how and at what expense Germans within the Nineteen Fifties, via failing to confront their fresh earlier, blinded themselves to its after results.

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Download E-books Destruction Was My Beatrice: Dada and the Unmaking of the Twentieth Century PDF

In 1916, as international struggle I raged round them, a bunch of bohemians accrued at a small cabaret in Zurich, Switzerland. After adorning the partitions with paintings via Picasso and different avant-garde artists, they launched into a sequence of extravagant performances. 3 readers at the same time recited a poem in 3 languages; a monocle-wearing teen played a spell from New Zealand; one other younger guy sneered on the viewers, snapping a whip as he intoned his “Fantastic Prayers.” one of many artists known as those classes “both buffoonery and a requiem mass.” quickly they'd have a extra evocative identify: Dada.

In Destruction used to be My Beatrice, modernist pupil Jed Rasula provides the 1st narrative historical past of Dada, exhibiting how this little-understood creative phenomenon laid the basis for tradition as we all know it this day. even though the venue the place Dada used to be born closed after simply 4 months and its acolytes scattered, the assumption of Dada quick unfold to long island, the place it prompted artists like Marcel Duchamp and guy Ray; to Berlin, the place it encouraged painters George Grosz and Hannah Höch; and to Paris, the place it dethroned earlier avant-garde hobbies like Fauvism and Cubism whereas inspiring early Surrealists like André Breton, Louis Aragon, and Paul Éluard. The lengthy tail of Dadaism, Rasula indicates, should be traced even extra, to artists as varied as William S. Burroughs, Robert Rauschenberg, Marshall McLuhan, the Beatles, Monty Python, David Byrne, and Jean-Michel Basquiat, all of whom—along with untold others—owe a debt to the weird wartime escapades of the Dada vanguard.

A globe-spanning narrative that resurrects many of the twentieth century’s so much influential inventive figures, Destruction used to be My Beatrice describes how Dada burst upon the area in the middle of overall war—and how the results of this explosion are nonetheless reverberating today.

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