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9/11 and the Literature of Terror

9/11 and the Literature of Terror

Martin Randall

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748638529
eISBN:
9780748651825
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638529.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book explores the fiction, poetry, theatre and cinema that have represented the 9/11 attacks. Works by Martin Amis, Ian McEwan, Don DeLillo, Simon Armitage and Mohsin Hamid are discussed in ... More

Circulating Genius: John Middleton Murry, Katherine Mansfield and D. H. Lawrence

Circulating Genius: John Middleton Murry, Katherine Mansfield and D. H. Lawrence

Sydney Janet Kaplan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748641482
eISBN:
9780748671595
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641482.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book is centred on the relationship between the personal lives of writers and the works they produce. It develops a portrait of a circle of writers—John Middleton Murry, Katherine Mansfield, and ... More

Coming of Age in Contemporary American Fiction

Coming of Age in Contemporary American Fiction

Kenneth Millard

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621736
eISBN:
9780748651740
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621736.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book explores the ways in which a range of recent American novelists have handled the genre of the ‘coming-of-age’ novel, or the Bildungsroman. Novels of this genre characteristically dramatise ... More

The Cosmopolitan Novel

The Cosmopolitan Novel

Berthold Schoene

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748638154
eISBN:
9780748651795
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638154.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

While the novel has traditionally been seen as tracking the development of the nation state, the author of this book queries whether globalisation might currently be prompting the emergence of a new ... More

Don PatersonContemporary Critical Essays

Don Paterson: Contemporary Critical Essays

Natalie Pollard (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748669417
eISBN:
9781474406338
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748669417.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This is the first book-length critical study of the contemporary British poet, Don Paterson. It includes eight essays by leading literary critics and writers. These explore the social, historical, ... More

EnglishnessTwentieth-Century Popular Culture and the Forming of English Identity

Englishness: Twentieth-Century Popular Culture and the Forming of English Identity

Simon Featherstone

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623655
eISBN:
9780748651764
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623655.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book examines the conflicts, dilemmas and contradictions that marked Englishness as the nation changed from an imperial power to a postcolonial state. The chapters deal with travel writing, ... More

George Mackay Brown and the Philosophy of Community

George Mackay Brown and the Philosophy of Community

Timothy C Baker

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748638123
eISBN:
9780748651788
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638123.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

George Mackay Brown has long been recognised as one of the most original and important Scottish writers of the twentieth century. This book offers a comprehensive account of Brown's work from a ... More

George Mackay Brown and the Scottish Catholic Imagination

George Mackay Brown and the Scottish Catholic Imagination

Linden Bicket

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474411653
eISBN:
9781474435147
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411653.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

For Scottish Catholic writers of the twentieth century, faith was the key influence on both their artistic process and creative vision. Many of these writers trod in the footsteps of Graham Green, ... More

Hell in Contemporary LiteratureWestern Descent Narratives since 1945

Hell in Contemporary Literature: Western Descent Narratives since 1945

Rachel Falconer

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748617630
eISBN:
9780748651733
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748617630.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

What does it mean when people use the word ‘Hell’ to convey the horror of an actual, personal or historical experience? This book explores the idea that modern, Western secular cultures have retained ... More

James Joyce A Critical Guide

James Joyce A Critical Guide

Lee Spinks

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748638352
eISBN:
9780748671632
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638352.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book presents a full and comprehensive account of the major writing of the modernist novelist James Joyce. Ranging right across Joyce's literary corpus from his earliest artistic beginnings to ... More

The Literary Cold War, 1945 to Vietnam

The Literary Cold War, 1945 to Vietnam

Adam Piette

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635276
eISBN:
9780748651771
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635276.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book is a study of the psychological and cultural impact of the Cold War on the imaginations of citizens in the UK and US. It examines writers working at the hazy borders between aesthetic ... More

Literature of the 1900sThe Great Edwardian Emporium

Literature of the 1900s: The Great Edwardian Emporium

Jonathan Wild

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748635061
eISBN:
9781474419536
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635061.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book challenges conventional views of the Edwardian period as either a hangover of Victorianism or a bystander to literary modernism. The text investigates the literary history of the Edwardian ... More

Literature of the 1940s: War, Postwar and "Peace"Volume 5

Literature of the 1940s: War, Postwar and "Peace": Volume 5

Gill Plain

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748627448
eISBN:
9780748695164
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627448.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This study undoes the customary division of the 1940s into the Second World War and after, focusing instead on the thematic preoccupations that emerged from writers’ immersion in and resistance to ... More

Literature of the 1980s: After the WatershedVolume 9

Literature of the 1980s: After the Watershed: Volume 9

Joseph Brooker

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748633944
eISBN:
9780748651818
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633944.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

From the new generation of London novelists, such as Martin Amis and Ian McEwan, to feminism in the writing of Angela Carter and Jeanette Winterson, this book relates developments in fiction, poetry ... More

Our NazisRepresentations of Fascism in Contemporary Literature and Film

Our Nazis: Representations of Fascism in Contemporary Literature and Film

Petra Rau

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748668649
eISBN:
9780748689149
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748668649.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

In the post-war imaginary of the West, ‘the Nazis’ became a cultural trope that served as a justification for defending democracy through military intervention. But in films and in fiction, the Nazis ... More

Race in Modern Irish Literature and Culture

Race in Modern Irish Literature and Culture

John Brannigan

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748638833
eISBN:
9780748651801
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638833.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book presents a radical re-reading of the cultural history of the Irish state, by demonstrating through original historical research and insightful new readings of key literary and artistic ... More

The Second World War in Contemporary British FictionSecret Histories

The Second World War in Contemporary British Fiction: Secret Histories

Victoria Stewart

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640997
eISBN:
9780748651832
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640997.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Focusing on the upsurge of interest in the Second World War in recent British novels, this book explores the ways in which secrecy and secret work – including code breaking, espionage and special ... More

Tragedy, Modernity and Mourning

Tragedy, Modernity and Mourning

Olga Taxidou

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748619870
eISBN:
9780748651719
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619870.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This reinterpretation of Greek tragedy focuses on the performative – the physical and civic – dimension of tragedy. It challenges the idealist, humanist, and universalist approaches that have ... More

Trauma Fiction

Trauma Fiction

Anne Whitehead

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748618576
eISBN:
9780748651726
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748618576.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The literary potential of trauma is examined in this book, bringing trauma theory and literary texts together to focus on the ways in which contemporary novelists explore the theme of trauma and ... More

Travellers' Tales of WonderChatwin, Naipaul, Sebald

Travellers' Tales of Wonder: Chatwin, Naipaul, Sebald

Simon Cooke

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748675463
eISBN:
9780748684373
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748675463.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This study challenges a sensibility of disenchantment with travel by exploring wonder in contemporary travel writing. It reassesses travel writing as an aesthetically and ethically innovative form in ... More

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