Literature in the Modern World offers a unique combination of English, European, feminist and `new writing', or `Commonwealth', perspectives on literary studies from the 1920s to the 1980s. It is designed to enable students to gain an understanding of the main theoretical issues involved in the study of modern literary texts. The texts upon which the critical essays here focus are - chiefly, but not exclusively, in English. The book includes the view of leading critics and theorists such as Marilyn Butler, Frank Kermode, H 'el `ene Cixous, and Edward Said, as well as the originating voices of Wole Soyinka, Toni Morrison, Seamus Heaney, and Virginia Woolf, and focuses on major critical topics including genre, interpretation, history and criticism, gender, race, and the notion of `Englishness'. This approach derives from a perceived change in what constitutes `English literature' in a period of British imperial decline and takes account of the rise of a radical, questioning critical and literary practice at home and abroad. The more abstract and abstruse contemporary critics are eschewed in favour of extracts of sufficient length, force, and clarity to offer relative newcomers the opportunity of engaging with a wide range of current issues. The book covers the Open University course A319. This book is intended for all Open University third-level course A319 students; teachers, graduate and undergraduate students of twentieth-century literature - English, European, Commonwealth - and of women's studies.
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Dennis Walder is Professor of Literature at the Open University and Founding Director of the Literature Department's Colonial and Post-Colonial Research Group. He has published widely on topics ranging from Dickens to V.S. Naipaul.
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Descrizione libro Cary, North Carolina, U.S.A.: Oxford Univ Pr, 1991. Soft cover. Condizione libro: New. 3222 Language: eng Language: eng. Codice libro della libreria Y88
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, USA, 1991. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0198710372