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The Colonial ComedyImperialism in the French Realist Novel

The Colonial Comedy: Imperialism in the French Realist Novel

Jennifer Yee

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198722632
eISBN:
9780191789335
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198722632.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

The Colonial Comedy demonstrates that the colonies play a role at a distance even in the most metropolitan texts of the French realist and naturalist canon. The presence of the colonies offstage is ... More

Constructing Authorship in the Work of Günter Grass

Constructing Authorship in the Work of Günter Grass

Rebecca Braun

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199542703
eISBN:
9780191715372
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542703.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This book traces a long-standing concern with issues of authorship throughout the work of Günter Grass, Germany's best-known contemporary writer and public intellectual. Through detailed ... More

Edward Gibbon and the Shape of History

Edward Gibbon and the Shape of History

Charlotte Roberts

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198704836
eISBN:
9780191789458
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198704836.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

Edward Gibbon’s presentation of character in both the History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire and in his posthumously published Memoirs demonstrates a prevailing interest in the values of ... More

Eighteenth-Century Fiction and the Reinvention of Wonder

Eighteenth-Century Fiction and the Reinvention of Wonder

Sarah Tindal Kareem

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199689101
eISBN:
9780191802027
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689101.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

A footprint materializes mysteriously on a deserted shore; a giant helmet falls from the sky; a traveler awakens to find his horse dangling from a church steeple. Eighteenth-century fiction brims ... More

Epic into NovelHenry Fielding, Scriblerian Satire, and the Consumption of Classical Literature

Epic into Novel: Henry Fielding, Scriblerian Satire, and the Consumption of Classical Literature

Henry Power

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780198723875
eISBN:
9780191791178
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723875.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This book looks at Henry Fielding’s adaptation of classical epic in the context of what he called the ‘Trade of … authoring’. Fielding stressed that his novels were modelled on classical literature. ... More

The Found VoiceWriters' Beginnings

The Found Voice: Writers' Beginnings

Denis Sampson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198752998
eISBN:
9780191816000
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198752998.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

The five essays in this book investigate a key work early in the careers of V.S. Naipaul, Alice Munro, J.M. Coetzee, Mavis Gallant and William Trevor. Each of these major writers of fiction found ... More

Henry James's Style of RetrospectLate Personal Writings, 1890–1915

Henry James's Style of Retrospect: Late Personal Writings, 1890–1915

Oliver Herford

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198734802
eISBN:
9780191799310
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198734802.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This book examines Henry James’s engagement with the writing of the recent past across the last twenty-five years of his life and analyses the changes his style underwent as he gradually turned from ... More

A History of the Spanish Novel

A History of the Spanish Novel

J. A. Garrido Ardila (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199641925
eISBN:
9780191800443
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641925.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This book traces the development of Spanish prose fiction, thus providing a comprehensive and detailed account of this important literary tradition. It opens with an introductory chapter that ... More

Homes and HauntsTouring Writers' Shrines and Countries

Homes and Haunts: Touring Writers' Shrines and Countries

Alison Booth

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198759096
eISBN:
9780191819728
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198759096.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

Literary tourism and books known as homes and haunts developed in 1810–50 as readers were moved to visit the locales of renowned writers and their works. Yet academic studies have disparaged not only ... More

John Donne and the Conway PapersPatronage and Manuscript Circulation in the Early Seventeenth Century

John Donne and the Conway Papers: Patronage and Manuscript Circulation in the Early Seventeenth Century

Daniel Starza Smith

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199679133
eISBN:
9780191802812
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679133.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

How and why did men and women send handwritten poetry, drama, and literary prose to their friends and social superiors in seventeenth-century England—and what were the consequences of these ... More

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