Wide Sargasso Sea

Wide Sargasso Sea
A Book

by Jean Rhys

  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 1992
  • Pages : 189
  • ISBN : 9780393308808
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Beautiful and wealthy Antoinette Cosway's passionate love for an English aristocrat threatens to destroy her idyllic West Indian island existence and her very life

Difficult Women

Difficult Women
A Book

by David Plante

  • Publisher : New York Review of Books
  • Release : 2017-09-26
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 1681371502
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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David Plante's dazzling portraits of three influential women in the literary world, now back in print for the first time in decades. Difficult Women presents portraits of three extraordinary, complicated, and, yes, difficult women, while also raising intriguing and, in their own way, difficult questions about the character and motivations of the keenly and often cruelly observant portraitist himself. The book begins with David Plante’s portrait of Jean Rhys in her old age, when the publication of The Wide Sargasso Sea, after years of silence that had made Rhys’s great novels of the 1920s and ’30s as good as unknown, had at last gained genuine recognition for her. Rhys, however, can hardly be said to be enjoying her new fame. A terminal alcoholic, she curses and staggers and rants like King Lear on the heath in the hotel room that she has made her home, while Plante looks impassively on. Sonia Orwell is his second subject, a suave exploiter and hapless victim of her beauty and social prowess, while the unflappable, brilliant, and impossibly opinionated Germaine Greer sails through the final pages, ever ready to set the world, and any erring companion, right.

Voyage in the Dark

Voyage in the Dark
A Book

by Jean Rhys

  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 1968
  • Pages : 188
  • ISBN : 9780393311464
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Anna Morgan, a teenage girl performing in the chorus at theaters in small English towns, tries to find happiness with Walter Jeffries, who eventually abandons her

Letters, 1931-1966

Letters, 1931-1966
A Book

by Jean Rhys

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1984
  • Pages : 315
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Smile Please

Smile Please
An Unfinished Autobiography

by Jean Rhys

  • Publisher : Penguin Group USA
  • Release : 1981
  • Pages : 173
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Postcolonial Literature

Postcolonial Literature
A Book

by Justin D. Edwards

  • Publisher : Macmillan International Higher Education
  • Release : 2008-06-25
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN : 1137021500
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This Guide analyses the criticism of English-language literature from the major regions of the postcolonial world. Criticism on works by writers such as Jean Rhys, V.S. Naipaul and Salman Rushdie, is discussed to illustrate the themes and concepts essential to an understanding of postcolonial literature and the development of criticism in the field

Gender, Madness, and Colonial Paranoia in Australian Literature

Gender, Madness, and Colonial Paranoia in Australian Literature
Australian Psychoses

by Laura Deane

  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release : 2017-05-31
  • Pages : 214
  • ISBN : 1498547338
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book rethinks women’s madness through a rigorous analysis of colonial paranoia. Arguing that colonialism produces a distinct cultural expression of women’s madness, this book contends that it is the male characters of the novels who exhibit symptoms of colonial paranoia, as inheritors and agents of the colonial enterprise.

Word of Mouth

Word of Mouth
Food and Fiction After Freud

by Susanne Skubal

  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release : 2002
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN : 9780415938501
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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While white racism has global dimensions, it has an unshakeable lease on life in South African political organizations and its educational system. Donnarae MacCann and Yulisa Maddy here provide a thorough and provocative analysis of South African children's literature during the key decade around Nelson Mandela's release from prison. Their research demonstrates that the literature of this period was derived from the same milieu -- intellectual, educational, religious, political, and economic -- that brought white supremacy to South Africa during colonial times. This volume is a signal contribution to the study of children's literature and its relation to racism and social conditions.

The Oxford Handbook of Global Modernisms

The Oxford Handbook of Global Modernisms
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by Mark Wollaeger,Matt Eatough

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2012-05-31
  • Pages : 740
  • ISBN : 0195338901
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Oxford Handbook of Global Modernisms expands the scope of modernism beyond its traditional focus to explore the contributions of artists from regions like Spain, the Balkans, China, Japan, India, Vietnam, and Nigeria. Together, these essays offer the most comprehensive worldwide examination of modernist studies available. Topics covered include: Richard Wright and photographic modernism; poetry of the Caribbean; Chinese modernism and Lu Xun's Ah Q-The Real Story; Ben Okri and magical realism; aesthetic autonomy in Paris, Italy, Russia; Cuba's avant-gardes; geography of Hebrew and Yiddish modernism in Europe; Japanese modernism in works by Kitagawa Fuyuhiko and Yokomitsu Riichi; and South African cinema.

Postcolonial Theories

Postcolonial Theories
A Book

by Jenni Ramone

  • Publisher : Macmillan International Higher Education
  • Release : 2011-09-12
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN : 0230344070
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Postcolonial Theories is a lively introduction to postcolonial theories, contexts and literatures which presents both the theory and practice to students in approachable and attractive ways. Jenni Ramone includes discussion of a wide range of influential theorists such as Frantz Fanon, Homi Bhabha, Rey Chow, Edward Said, Ngugi wa Thiong'o, Paul Gilroy and Trinh T. Minh-ha. She also demonstrates postcolonial ideas through compelling readings of a wide range of exciting literary texts, including: • Nawal El Saadawi's God Dies by the Nile • Aravind Adiga's The White Tiger • Shyam Selvadurai's Funny Boy • Jamaica Kincaid's My Brother. Covering a diverse array of geographical locations, and featuring a helpful timeline and annotated bibliography, this is essential reading for anyone with an interest in postcolonial theories and how they have continued to adapt in the wake of globalization, digital technology and neo-colonialism.

Jean Rhys

Jean Rhys
A Book

by Erica L Johnson

  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Release : 2015-06-21
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1474402208
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The 10 newly commissioned essays and introduction collected in this volume demonstrate Jean Rhys's centrality to modernism and to postcolonial literature alike by addressing her stories and novels from the 1920s and 1930s.

F.M.R.L.

F.M.R.L.
Footnotes, Mirages, Refrains and Leftovers of Writing Sound

by Daniela Cascella

  • Publisher : John Hunt Publishing
  • Release : 2015-04-24
  • Pages : 157
  • ISBN : 1782798161
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Listening into writing, reading into writing take shape in F.M.R.L. through a collection of short texts, fragments and ‘deranged essays’, with attention to pacing and linguistic derives. An archive of books, notebooks, events and records prompts the texts in these pages, responding to encounters with Michel Leiris’s autobiographical fictions; concerts and events at Café Oto and the Swedenborg House in London; visits to museums such as the Pitt Rivers in Oxford and exhibitions such as Ice Age Art at the British Museum, among the others. F.M.R.L. is a book constructed across sonic patterns, assonance, repetitions, comprising texts that intermittently drift from sense to sound and to nonsense and back. A flip from the immateriality of sound to the sounds of letters and words as material, a call from reading to voicing.

A Biocultural Approach to Literary Theory and Interpretation

A Biocultural Approach to Literary Theory and Interpretation
A Book

by Nancy Easterlin

  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release : 2012-05-31
  • Pages : 315
  • ISBN : 1421404729
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Combining cognitive and evolutionary research with traditional humanist methods, Nancy Easterlin demonstrates how a biocultural perspective in theory and criticism opens up new possibilities for literary interpretation. Easterlin maintains that the practice of literary interpretation is still of central intellectual and social value. Taking an open yet judicious approach, she argues, however, that literary interpretation stands to gain dramatically from a fair-minded and creative application of cognitive and evolutionary research. This work does just that, expounding a biocultural method that charts a middle course between overly reductive approaches to literature and traditionalists who see the sciences as a threat to the humanities. Easterlin develops her biocultural method by comparing it to four major subfields within literary studies: new historicism, ecocriticism, cognitive approaches, and evolutionary approaches. After a thorough review of each subfield, she reconsiders them in light of relevant research in cognitive and evolutionary psychology and provides a textual analysis of literary works from the romantic era to the present, including William Wordsworth’s “Simon Lee” and the Lucy poems, Mary Robinson’s “Old Barnard,” Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s “Dejection: An Ode,” D. H. Lawrence’s The Fox, Jean Rhys’s Wide Sargasso Sea, and Raymond Carver’s “I Could See the Smallest Things.” A Biocultural Approach to Literary Theory and Interpretation offers a fresh and reasoned approach to literary studies that at once preserves the central importance that interpretation plays in the humanities and embraces the exciting developments of the cognitive sciences.

Discover

Discover
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2002-02
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Presence of the Feminine in Film

The Presence of the Feminine in Film
A Book

by Virginia Apperson,John Beebe

  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release : 2009-01-14
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN : 1443804169
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This pioneering book introduces a largely unremarked dimension of film, the “feminine,” which cannot be reduced to women’s experience, or to men’s projections onto women. The Presence of the Feminine in Film gives body to that often rather loosely formulated Jungian conception, the “feminine aspect of psyche,” by noticing what “feminine” turns out to mean in particular cinematic contexts. Spanning seven decades—from Pride and Prejudice, Notorious, and Letter from an Unknown Woman to Monsoon Wedding, Brokeback Mountain, and The Lives of Others—the movies selected for particular study here make it clear that the feminine is at home in the movies, and that when she appears, it is to appeal to our sensibilities as well as to our senses. This is a book that will enhance the appreciation of film as a depth psychological medium.

Diasporic Literature and Theory - Where Now?

Diasporic Literature and Theory - Where Now?
A Book

by Mark Shackleton

  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release : 2009-03-26
  • Pages : 207
  • ISBN : 1443807273
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The theoretical innovations of Edward Said, Homi Bhabha, Gayatri Spivak, Stuart Hall, Paul Gilroy, James Clifford and others have in recent years vitalized postcolonial and diaspora studies, challenging ways in which we understand ‘culture’ and developing new ways of thinking beyond the confines of the nation state. The articles in this volume look at recent developments in diasporic literature and theory, alluding to the work of seminal diaspora theoreticians, but also interrogating such thinkers in the light of recent cultural production (including literature, film and visual art) as well as recent world events. The articles are organized in pairs, offering alternative perspectives on crucial aspects of diaspora theory today: Celebration or Melancholy?; Gender Biases and the Canon of Diasporic Literature; Diasporas of Violence and Terror; Time, Place and Diasporic “Home”; and Border Crossings. A number of the articles are illustrated by discussions of particular authors, such as Caryl Phillips, Salman Rushdie, and Michael Ondaatje, and the range of reference found in this volume covers writing from many parts of the world including contemporary Chicana visual art, Asian diaspora writers, and Black British, Afro-Caribbean, Native North American, and African writing.

Ferocious Things

Ferocious Things
Jean Rhys and the Politics of Women’s Melancholia

by Cathleen Maslen

  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release : 2009-03-26
  • Pages : 266
  • ISBN : 1443809330
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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It’s fatal making a fuss ... . -Jean Rhys, Quartet. Cathleen Maslen’s Ferocious Things: Jean Rhys and the Politics of Women’s Melancholia closely engages with the most obvious theme of Rhys’s writing: the speaking and inscription of feminine anguish. Maslen resists easy generalisations with respect to Rhys’s portrayal of women’s psychic pain, attending carefully to the nuances of sexual, cultural and ethnic displacement which inform the suffering of Rhys’s protagonists. Acknowledging the many fine recent critical engagements with Rhys’s unique corpus of novels, Maslen insists that Rhys’s particular articulation of women’s pain presents a significant literary transgression, defying the intractable cultural interdiction against women ‘making a fuss.’ At the same time, this book engages with the problematic privileging of melancholic and nostalgic discourse in the Western canon in general. Rhys’s work, Maslen argues, simultaneously celebrates and resists fundamentally Eurocentric and anti-feminist paradigms of melancholia and nostalgia. In short, the ferocious melancholia of Jean Rhys’s female voices poses constructive paradoxes and points of departure for feminist and post-colonial debates in the 21st century.

The Animal Within

The Animal Within
Masculinity and the Gothic

by Cyndy Hendershot,Cynthia Hendershot

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1998
  • Pages : 281
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Explores notions of masculinity in Gothic film and fiction

The Novel

The Novel
An Anthology of Criticism and Theory 1900-2000

by Dorothy J. Hale

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 821
  • ISBN : 140510774X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An anthology of the most important writings on the theory of the novel from the twentieth century. It traces the rise of novel theory and the extension of its influence into other disciplines, especially social, cultural and political theory.

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas, Or, The Marvellous and Exciting Adventures of Pierre Aronnax, Conseil His Servant, and Ned Land, a Canadian Harpooner

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas, Or, The Marvellous and Exciting Adventures of Pierre Aronnax, Conseil His Servant, and Ned Land, a Canadian Harpooner
A Book

by Jules Verne

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1873
  • Pages : 303
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A nineteenth-century science fiction tale of an electric submarine, its eccentric captain, and undersea world, which anticipated many of the scientific achievements of the twentieth century.