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Book History Through Postcolonial Eyes

Author : Robert Fraser
ISBN : 9781134142279
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This surprising study draws together the disparate fields of postcolonial theory and book history in a challenging and illuminating way. Robert Fraser proposes that we now look beyond the traditional methods of the Anglo-European bibliographic paradigm, and learn to appreciate instead the diversity of shapes that verbal expression has assumed across different societies. This change of attitude will encourage students and researchers to question developmentally conceived models of communication, and move instead to a re-formulation of just what is meant by a book, an author, a text. Fraser illustrates his combined approach with comparative case studies of print, script and speech cultures in South Asia and Africa, before panning out to examine conflicts and paradoxes arising in parallel contexts. The re-orientation of approach and the freshness of view offered by this volume will foster understanding and creative collaboration between scholars of different outlooks, while offering a radical critique to those identified in its concluding section as purveyors of global literary power.

The Cambridge Companion To The History Of The Book

Author : Leslie Howsam
ISBN : 9781107023734
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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An accessible and wide-ranging study of the history of the book within local, national and global contexts.

New Word Order Transnational Themes In Book History

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ISBN : 9788192065113
Genre : Books
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Charles Dickens S Great Expectations

Author : Mary Hammond
ISBN : 9781472405517
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Great Expectations has had a long, active and sometimes surprising life since its first serialized appearance in All the Year Round between 1 December 1860 and 3 August 1861. In this new publishing and reception history, Mary Hammond demonstrates that while Dickens’s thirteenth novel can tell us a great deal about the dynamic mid-Victorian moment into which it was born, its afterlife beyond the nineteenth-century Anglophone world reveals the full extent of its versatility. Re-assessing generations of Dickens scholarship and using newly discovered archival material, Hammond covers the formative history of Great Expectations' early years, analyses the extent and significance of its global reach, and explores the ways in which it has functioned as literature and stage, TV, film and radio drama from its first appearance to the latest film version of 2012. Appendices include contemporary reviews and comprehensive bibliographies of adaptations and translations. The book is a rich resource for scholars and students of Dickens; of comparative literature; and of publishing, readership, and media history.

Gandhi S Printing Press

Author : Isabel Hofmeyr
ISBN : 9780674074743
Genre : History
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When Gandhi as a young lawyer in South Africa began fashioning the tenets of his political philosophy, he was absorbed by a seemingly unrelated enterprise: creating a newspaper, Indian Opinion. In Gandhi’s Printing Press Isabel Hofmeyr provides an account of how this footnote to a career shaped the man who would become the world-changing Mahatma.

Moveable Type Mobile Nations

Author : Simon Frost
ISBN : STANFORD:36105132513875
Genre : History
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CONTENTS: Introduction: Movable Type, Mobile Nations; Pulp, The Armed Services Editions & GI Reading During WWII; Legions, Laws & Language: Book History & English Hegemony; Books, Swords, & Readers: The Albatross Press & the Third Reich; Social Networks: Modeling the Transnational Distribution & Production of Books; The Serial Revolution at the Periphery; Fiction & the Other Reader: The Reception of Imperial Adventure Romance in Africa; Indian Ocean Pages: Port Cities & Postcolonial Printing; The Scripts of Nationalism: Between the Lines of Premchand's "Kafan"; Book History & the Metonymies of the Text.


Author : Kim Knott
ISBN : NWU:35556041342833
Genre : Business & Economics
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This title provides a comprehensive and authoritative overview of the political and cultural ideas and groups involved in diasporas. Wide-ranging and interdisciplinary, the book contains examinations of major concepts and theories, including migration, ethnicity and postcolonialism.

The Russian Tragedy The Burden Of History

Author : Hugh Ragsdale
ISBN : 9781315480794
Genre : Political Science
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This work provides an interpretive history of Russia from earliest times to today, recounting the story of Russia's past. It discusses Russia's strengths and weaknesses as a civilization, and the challenges posed by the contemporary effort to remake Russia.

History Of The Idea Of Progress

Author : Robert Nisbet
ISBN : 9781351515467
Genre : History
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The idea of progress from the Enlightenment to postmodernism is still very much with us. In intellectual discourse, journals, popular magazines, and radio and talk shows, the debate between those who are "progressivists" and those who are "declinists" is as spirited as it was in the late seventeenth century. In History of the Idea of Progress, Robert Nisbet traces the idea of progress from its origins in Greek, Roman, and medieval civilizations to modern times. It is a masterful frame of reference for understanding the present world. Nisbet asserts there are two fundamental building blocks necessary to Western doctrines of human advancement: the idea of growth, and the idea of necessity. He sees Christianity as a key element in both secular and spiritual evolution, for it conveys all the ingredients of the modern idea of progress: the advancement of the human race in time, a single time frame for all the peoples and epochs of the past and present, the conception of time as linear, and the envisagement of the future as having a Utopian end. In his new introduction, Nisbet shows why the idea of progress remains of critical importance to studies of social evolution and natural history. He provides a contemporary basis for many disciplines, including sociology, economics, philosophy, religion, politics, and science. History of the Idea of Progress continues to be a major resource for scholars in all these areas.

The Chameleon Poet

Author : Robert Fraser
ISBN : 9781473521537
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The poet George Barker was convinced that his biography could never be written. 'I've stirred the facts around too much,' he told Robert Fraser. 'It simply can't be done.' Eliot wrote of his 'genius'. Yeats thought him the most interesting poet of his generation. Dylan Thomas envied his power over women. War trapped him in Japan. In America he conducted one of the most celebrated love affairs of the century. He fathered fifteen children in several countries, three during one battle-torn summer. By the 1950s he was the toast of Soho. Barker was Catholic and bohemian, frank and elusive, tender and boisterous. In Eliot's phrase, he was 'a most peculiar fellow.' Robert Fraser's biography offers both a portrait of a talented, tormented and irresistibly entertaining man, and a broad cultural landscape. Around the central figure cluster painters like Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Johnny Minton and the 'Roberts' Colquhoun and MacBryde; writers such as Dylan Thomas, Walter de la Mare and Elizabeth Smart, whose By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept hymns their liaison; the lugubrious humorist Jeffrey Bernard. After closing time at the Colony Room, Minton declared, they had to sweep up the jokes.

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