The Cambridge Companion To Utopian Literature

Author: Gregory Claeys
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139828428
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The Cambridge Companion To Utopian Literature. Since the publication of Thomas More's genre-defining work Utopia in 1516, the field of utopian literature has evolved into an ever-expanding domain. This Companion presents an extensive historical survey of the development of utopianism, from the publication of Utopia to today's dark and despairing tendency towards dystopian pessimism, epitomised by works such as George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four and Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale. Chapters address the difficult definition of the concept of utopia, and consider its relation to science fiction and other literary genres. The volume takes an innovative approach to the major themes predominating within the utopian and dystopian literary tradition, including feminism, romance and ecology, and explores in detail the vexed question of the purportedly 'western' nature of the concept of utopia. The reader is provided with a balanced overview of the evolution and current state of a long-standing, rich tradition of historical, political and literary scholarship.

The Cambridge Companion To Utopian Literature

Author: Gregory Claeys
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521886651
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The Cambridge Companion To Utopian Literature. Using a combination of historical and thematic approaches, this volume engages with the fascinating and complex genre of utopian literature.

The Cambridge Companion To American Science Fiction

Author: Gerry Canavan
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107052467
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The Cambridge Companion To American Science Fiction. This Companion explores the relationship between the ideas and themes of American science fiction and their roots in the American cultural experience.

The Cambridge Companion To The City In Literature

Author: Kevin R. McNamara
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107028035
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The Cambridge Companion To The City In Literature. This Companion offers readers an accessible survey of the historical and symbolic relationships between literature and the city.

The Cambridge Companion To Native American Literature

Author: Joy Porter
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139827022
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The Cambridge Companion To Native American Literature. Invisible, marginal, expected - these words trace the path of recognition for American Indian literature written in English since the late eighteenth century. This Companion chronicles and celebrates that trajectory by defining relevant institutional, historical, cultural, and gender contexts, by outlining the variety of genres written since the 1770s, and also by focusing on significant authors who established a place for Native literature in literary canons in the 1970s (Momaday, Silko, Welch, Ortiz, Vizenor), achieved international recognition in the 1980s (Erdrich), and performance-celebrity status in the 1990s (Harjo and Alexie). In addition to the seventeen chapters written by respected experts - Native and non-Native; American, British and European scholars - the Companion includes bio-bibliographies of forty authors, maps, suggestions for further reading, and a timeline which details major works of Native American literature and mainstream American literature, as well as significant social, cultural and historical events. An essential overview of this powerful literature.

The Cambridge Companion To Thomas Pynchon

Author: Inger H. Dalsgaard
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521769744
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The Cambridge Companion To Thomas Pynchon. This essential Companion to Thomas Pynchon provides all the necessary tools to unlock the challenging fiction of this postmodern master.

The Cambridge Companion To English Novelists

Author: Adrian Poole
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139828118
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The Cambridge Companion To English Novelists. In this Companion, leading scholars and critics address the work of the most celebrated and enduring novelists from the British Isles (excluding living writers): among them Defoe, Richardson, Sterne, Austen, Dickens, the Brontës, George Eliot, Hardy, James, Lawrence, Joyce, and Woolf. The significance of each writer in their own time is explained, the relation of their work to that of predecessors and successors explored, and their most important novels analysed. These essays do not aim to create a canon in a prescriptive way, but taken together they describe a strong developing tradition of the writing of fictional prose over the past 300 years. This volume is a helpful guide for those studying and teaching the novel, and will allow readers to consider the significance of less familiar authors such as Henry Green and Elizabeth Bowen alongside those with a more established place in literary history.

The Cambridge Companion To Twentieth Century Russian Literature

Author: Evgeny Dobrenko
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139828231
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The Cambridge Companion To Twentieth Century Russian Literature. In Russian history, the twentieth century was an era of unprecedented, radical transformations - changes in social systems, political regimes, and economic structures. A number of distinctive literary schools emerged, each with their own voice, specific artistic character, and ideological background. As a single-volume compendium, the Companion provides a new perspective on Russian literary and cultural development, as it unifies both émigré literature and literature written in Russia. This volume concentrates on broad, complex, and diverse sources - from symbolism and revolutionary avant-garde writings to Stalinist, post-Stalinist, and post-Soviet prose, poetry, drama, and émigré literature, with forays into film, theatre, and literary policies, institutions and theories. The contributors present recent scholarship on historical and cultural contexts of twentieth-century literary development, and situate the most influential individual authors within these contexts, including Boris Pasternak, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Joseph Brodsky, Osip Mandelstam, Mikhail Bulgakov and Anna Akhmatova.

The Cambridge Companion To The Literature Of Los Angeles

Author: Kevin R. McNamara
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139825402
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The Cambridge Companion To The Literature Of Los Angeles. Los Angeles has a tantalizing hold on the American imagination. Its self-magnifying myths encompass Hollywood glamour, Arcadian landscapes, and endless summer, but also the apocalyptic undertow of riots, environmental depredation, and natural disaster. This Companion traces the evolution of Los Angeles as the most public staging of the American Dream - and American nightmares. The expert contributors make exciting, innovative connections among the authors and texts inspired by the city, covering the early Spanish settlers, African American writers, the British and German expatriates of the 1930s and 1940s, Latino, and Asian LA literature. The genres discussed include crime novels, science fiction, Hollywood novels, literary responses to urban rebellion, the poetry scene, nature writing, and the most influential non-fiction accounts of the region. Diverse, vibrant, and challenging as the city itself, this Companion is the definitive guide to LA in literature.

The Cambridge Companion To Plato

Author: Richard Kraut
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521436106
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The Cambridge Companion To Plato. Plato stands as the fount of our philosophical tradition, being the first Western thinker to produce a body of writing that touches upon a wide range of topics still discussed by philosophers today. In a sense he invented philosophy as a distinct subject, for although many of these topics were discussed by his intellectual predecessors and contemporaries, he was the first to bring them together by giving them a unitary treatment. This volume contains fourteen new essays discussing Plato's views about knowledge, reality, mathematics, politics, ethics, love, poetry, and religion. There are also analyses of the intellectual and social background of his thought, the development of his philosophy throughout his career, the range of alternative approaches to his work, and the stylometry of his writing.