Literary Britain and Ireland

Literary Britain and Ireland

Author: Ian Ousby

Publisher:

ISBN: 071363152X

Category: Authors, English

Page: 423

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An unusual guidebook, allowing the reader to discover the literary landscapes of authors, as well as the places where they lived and worked. The guide contains over 180 individual entries, accompanied by maps, plans and illustrations.
Categories: Authors, English

The Oxford Guide to Literary Britain Ireland

The Oxford Guide to Literary Britain   Ireland

First published in 1977, this classic reference work is a gazetteer of almost 2,000 places - villages, towns, cities, and landscapes - in Britain and Ireland detailing their connections with the lives of famous writers.

Author: Dorothy Eagle

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131786019

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 369

View: 935

First published in 1977, this classic reference work is a gazetteer of almost 2,000 places - villages, towns, cities, and landscapes - in Britain and Ireland detailing their connections with the lives of famous writers. It invites the reader to explore the places where their favourite writers- from Jane Austen to Philip Pullman - were born, lived, were educated, worked, and drew inspiration. The entries elegantly interweave information with anecdote and quotation, to build a vivid picture of the day-to-day lives of the writers. The Guide is the ideal resource and companion for anyliteray pilgrimage in Britain or Ireland, and for the armchair literary traveller.New to this edition are special feature entries on writers particularly associated with places, including the Brontes, Walter Scott, and James Joyce, contributed by high-profile authors including Margaret Drabble and John Sutherland. The Guide also provides an index of author names, with minibiographies, enabling the reader to track down all the places associated with their favourite writers.It is stunningly illustrated throughout, with colour plates, contemporary black-and white photographs, and beautifully illustrated maps of major literary cities such as Bath, Edinburgh, Dublin, and London, and boasts a fresh new design.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Routledge History of Literature in English

The Routledge History of Literature in English

A guide to the main developments in the history of British and Irish literature, charting some of the main features of literary language development and highlighting key language topics.

Author: Ronald Carter

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415123426

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 584

View: 244

This new guide to the main developments in the history of British and Irish Literature uniquely charts some of the main features of literary language development and highlights key language topics. Clearly structured and highly readable, unlike traditional histories of literature it spans over a thousand years of literary history from AD 600 to the present day. It emphasizes the growth of literary writing, its traditions, conventions and changing characteristics, and includes literature from the margins, both geographical and cultural. Key features of the book are: * an up-to-date guide to the major periods of literature in English in Britain and Ireland * extensive coverage of post-1945 literature * language notes spanning AD 600 to the present * extensive quotations from poetry, prose and drama * a timeline of the important historical and political events This will be essential reading for all students of English literature and language.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Contemporary British and Irish Literature

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Contemporary British and Irish Literature

A thorough guide to the main figures and concepts in contemporary literature from Britain and Ireland, this two-volume set: Includes studies of notable figures such as Seamus Heaney and Angela Carter, as well as more recently influential ...

Author: Richard Bradford

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119652649

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 912

View: 175

THE WILEY BLACKWELL COMPANION TO CONTEMPORARY BRITISH AND IRISH LITERATURE An insightful guide to the exploration of modern British and Irish literature The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Contemporary British and Irish Literature is a must-have guide for anyone hoping to navigate the world of new British and Irish writing. Including modern authors and poets from the 1960s through to the 21st century, the Companion provides a thorough overview of contemporary poetry, fiction, and drama by some of the most prominent and noteworthy writers. Seventy-three comprehensive chapters focus on individual authors as well as such topics as Englishness and identity, contemporary Science Fiction, Black writing in Britain, crime fiction, and the influence of globalization on British and Irish Literature. Written in four parts, The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Contemporary British and Irish Literature includes comprehensive examinations of individual authors, as well as a variety of themes that have come to define the contemporary period: ethnicity, gender, nationality, and more. A thorough guide to the main figures and concepts in contemporary literature from Britain and Ireland, this two-volume set: Includes studies of notable figures such as Seamus Heaney and Angela Carter, as well as more recently influential writers such as Zadie Smith and Sarah Waters. Covers topics such as LGBT fiction, androgyny in contemporary British Literature, and post-Troubles Northern Irish Fiction Features a broad range of writers and topics covered by distinguished academics Includes an analysis of the interplay between individual authors and the major themes of the day, and whether an examination of the latter enables us to appreciate the former. The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Contemporary British and Irish Literature provides essential reading for students as well as academics seeking to learn more about the history and future direction of contemporary British and Irish Literature.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Oxford Literary Guide to Great Britain and Ireland

The Oxford Literary Guide to Great Britain and Ireland

Informative and entertaining, this guide is the ideal companion for any journey around Britain and Ireland.

Author: Dorothy Eagle

Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019283133X

Category: Authors, English

Page: 468

View: 875

Informative and entertaining, this guide is the ideal companion for any journey around Britain and Ireland. From Shakespeare's Stratford and Dickens's London to the Dublin of James Joyce, it lists hundreds of places and gives details of their connections with the lives of famous writers. The wealth of curious information and anecdote will delight anyone with an interest in Britain and Ireland's rich literary heritage. Gazetteer of over 1,250 towns and villages. For each place, details of who lived there, where they lived, and what they wrote. Index with biographies of over 1,000 writers helps you follow a writer from place to place. Maps and detailed directions.
Categories: Authors, English

Romanticism and Popular Culture in Britain and Ireland

Romanticism and Popular Culture in Britain and Ireland

An edited collection examining the construction of popular culture in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.

Author: Philip Connell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521880121

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 317

View: 507

An edited collection examining the construction of popular culture in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.
Categories: Literary Criticism

A Companion to the British and Irish Short Story

A Companion to the British and Irish Short Story

Provides a comprehensive treatment of the short story in Britain and Ireland as it developed over the period 1880 to the present Includes essays on topics and genres, as well as on individual texts and authors Comprises chapters on ...

Author: David Malcolm

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 144430478X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 592

View: 99

A Companion to the British and Irish Short Story provides a comprehensive treatment of short fiction writing and chronicles its development in Britain and Ireland from 1880 to the present. Provides a comprehensive treatment of the short story in Britain and Ireland as it developed over the period 1880 to the present Includes essays on topics and genres, as well as on individual texts and authors Comprises chapters on women’s writing, Irish fiction, gay and lesbian writing, and short fiction by immigrants to Britain
Categories: Literary Criticism

Medieval Historical Writing

Medieval Historical Writing

This volume addresses the challenges presented by medieval historiography by using the diverse methodologies of medieval studies: legal and literary history, art history, religious studies, codicology, the history of the emotions, gender ...

Author: Jennifer Jahner

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107163366

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 228

View: 847

History writing in the Middle Ages did not belong to any particular genre, language or class of texts. Its remit was wide, embracing the events of antiquity; the deeds of saints, rulers and abbots; archival practices; and contemporary reportage. This volume addresses the challenges presented by medieval historiography by using the diverse methodologies of medieval studies: legal and literary history, art history, religious studies, codicology, the history of the emotions, gender studies and critical race theory. Spanning one thousand years of historiography in England, Wales, Ireland and Scotland, the essays map historical thinking across literary genres and expose the rich veins of national mythmaking tapped into by medieval writers. Additionally, they attend to the ways in which medieval histories crossed linguistic and geographical borders. Together, they trace multiple temporalities and productive anachronisms that fuelled some of the most innovative medieval writing.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Poetry and Jacobite Politics in Eighteenth Century Britain and Ireland

Poetry and Jacobite Politics in Eighteenth Century Britain and Ireland

Redefinition of the Augustan age as a 'four nations' history using popular literary sources. The project of this book is to question and rewrite assumptions about the nature of the Augustan era through an exploration of Jacobite ideology.

Author: Murray G. H. Pittock

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521030274

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

View: 318

The project of this book is to question and rewrite assumptions about the nature of the Augustan era through an exploration of Jacobite ideology. Taking as its starting point the fundamental ambivalence of the Augustan concept the author studies canonical and non-canonical literature and uncovers a new 'four nations' literary history of the period defined in terms of struggle for control of the language of authority between Jacobite and Hanoverian writers. This struggle is seen to have crystallized Irish and Scottish opposition to the British state. The Jacobite cause generated powerful popular literature and the sources explored include ballads, broadsides and writing in Scots, Irish, Welsh and Gaelic. The author concludes that the literary history we inherit is built on the political outcome of the Revolution of 1688.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Literary Debating Dialect Societies of Great Britain Ireland

Literary  Debating   Dialect Societies of Great Britain   Ireland

84313 Comu 1 LITERARY , DEBATING lectis DIALECT SOCIETIES AND OF
GREAT BRITAIN , IRELAND AND FRANCE SECTION V FINAL issue comprising
a supplementary directory of existing and dissolved Societies together with a ...

Author: Geoffrey Handley-Taylor

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015070337483

Category: Great Britain

Page:

View: 456

Categories: Great Britain

Eminent Literary and Scientific Men of Great Britain and Ireland William Shakespear Ben Johson Philip Massinger

Eminent Literary and Scientific Men of Great Britain and Ireland  William Shakespear  Ben Johson  Philip Massinger

THE HISTORY OF ENGLISH DRAMATIC LITERATURE CONTINUED .
BENJAMIN , or , as he himself frequently abbreviates his name , Ben , Jonson ,
was originally of Scottish descent . His father was of Annandale ; subsequently
settled at ...

Author: Samuel Astley Dunham

Publisher:

ISBN: PRNC:32101071986432

Category: Authors, English

Page:

View: 393

Categories: Authors, English

Eminent Literary and Scientific Men of Great Britain and Ireland St Columba Alfred the Great Chaucer John Heywood Spenser

Eminent Literary and Scientific Men of Great Britain and Ireland  St  Columba  Alfred the Great  Chaucer  John Heywood  Spenser

The View of the State of Ireland is written in the form of a dialogue between
Eudoxus and Irenæus , which latter character is intended for Spenser himself .
The style is clear and forcible ; the facts gathered by the author , both as to the ...

Author: Samuel Astley Dunham

Publisher:

ISBN: PRNC:32101071986424

Category: Authors, English

Page:

View: 504

Categories: Authors, English

The Literature of the Irish in Britain

The Literature of the Irish in Britain

The first critical survey of an unjustly neglected body of literature: the autobiographies and memoirs of writers of Irish birth or background who lived and worked in Britain between 1725 and the present day.

Author: L. Harte

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230234017

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 327

View: 266

The first critical survey of an unjustly neglected body of literature: the autobiographies and memoirs of writers of Irish birth or background who lived and worked in Britain between 1725 and the present day. It offers a stimulating and provocative introduction to the themes, preoccupations and narrative strategies of a diverse range of writers.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Penguin Guide to Literature in English

The Penguin Guide to Literature in English

The Penguin Guide to Literature in English: Britain and Ireland provides an illustrated introduction to the work of the most important writers and their historical background from the year 600 to the end of the 20th century.

Author: Ronald Carter

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: 014198516X

Category: English literature

Page: 272

View: 373

The Penguin Guide to Literature in English: Britain and Ireland provides an illustrated introduction to the work of the most important writers and their historical background from the year 600 to the end of the 20th century. It covers the works of novelists, dramatists, and poets from Chaucer to Shakespeare, Austen to Dickens, James Joyce to Seamus Heaney, right through to modern-day authors such as Jeanette Winterson, Roddy Doyle, and Irvine Welsh. Written specifically for non-native speakers of English, it offers many illustrations and literary extracts as well as glossaries of literary and cultural terms, a writer index, and a table showing the most important historical and literary events.
Categories: English literature

London Irish Fictions

London Irish Fictions

This is the first book about the literature of the Irish in London.

Author: Tony Murray

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 9781846318313

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 222

View: 198

Examines the specific role that the metropolis plays in literary portrayals of Irish migrant experience as an arena for the performance of Irishness, as a catalyst in the transformations of Irishness and as an intrinsic component of second generation Irish identities.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Literary Landscapes

Literary Landscapes

Literary Landscapes is for readers, writers, romantics, and lovers of all things literary, but above all, it will be a source of special pleasure to the tourist of Great Britain and Ireland.

Author: L. N. Franco

Publisher: George Braziller

ISBN: UCSC:32106015003566

Category: Travel

Page: 151

View: 675

Literary Landscapes is for readers, writers, romantics, and lovers of all things literary, but above all, it will be a source of special pleasure to the tourist of Great Britain and Ireland.
Categories: Travel