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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 335.00
Boasting more than 970 alphabetically-arranged entries, the Encyclopedia of Contemporary British Culture surveys British cultural practices and icons in the latter half of the twentieth century. It examines high and popular culture and encompasses both institutional and alternative aspects of British culture. It provides insight into the whole spectrum... more...
- Taylor and Francis 1998; US$ 41.95
Until now, most teaching has focused on the novel as the most useful way of raising issues of gender, ethnicity, theory, nationality, politics and social class. In The Twentieth Century in Poetry Peter Childs places literature in a wider social context and demonstrates that all poetry is historically produced and consumed and is part of our understanding... more...
- Edinburgh University Press 2006; US$ 117.41
Being able to analyse different types of text is an essential skill for students of literature. Texts is a new kind of book which shows students how to use literary theory to approach a wide range of literary, cultural and media texts of the kind studied on today?s courses. These texts range from short stories, autobiographies, political speeches,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 28.95
Ian McEwan is one of Britain's most inventive and important contemporary writers. Also adapted as a film, his novel Enduring Love (1997) is a tale of obsession that has both troubled and enthralled readers around the world. Renowned author Peter Childs explores the intricacies of this haunting novel to offer: an accessible introduction to the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 24.95
The modernist movement radically transformed the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century literary establishment, and its effects are still felt today. Modernism introduces and analyzes what amounted to nothing less than a literary and cultural revolution. In this fully updated and revised second edition, charting the movement in its global... more...
- Continuum International Publishing 2008; US$ 100.00
Focusing on what it means to study English in higher education, this book guides students through key aspects of English Studies including major topics and approaches, subject-specific study skills and assessment, including seminar presentations, assignments, and exams. Peter Childs offers down-to-earth practical guidance on developing the skills needed... more...
- Continuum International Publishing 2011; US$ 15.95
Literary modernism in the British Isles and the United States can be described as the flourishing of avant-garde literature at the start of the twentieth century but it can be difficult to understand how and why different poems, novels, and authors are considered in relation to this complex term. Modernist Literature both offers an historical overview... more...
- Continuum International Publishing 2007; US$ 100.00
This book considers the shifts in aesthetic representation over the period 1885-1930 that coincide both with the rise of literary Modernism and imperialism's high point. If it is no coincidence that the rise of the novel accompanied the expansion of empire in the eighteenth-century, then the historical conditions of fiction as the empire waned... more...
- Manchester University Press 2011; US$ 95.00
Julian Barnes is a comprehensive introductory overview of the novels that situates his work in terms of fabulation and memory, irony and comedy. It pursues a broadly chronological line through Barnes's literary career, but along the way it also shows how certain key thematic preoccupations and obsessions seem to tie Barnes's oeuvre together... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 34.95
A book about British cultural identities raises a number of questions: Whose Britain? Whose Culture? Whose Identity? Do a majority of people in the UK think of themselves as being British anyway? This book analyses contemporary British `cultural identity' in terms of the various and changing ways in which people who live in Britain position themselves... more...