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W Somerset Maugham

Author : Anthony Curtis
ISBN : 9780415159258
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Hugely popular English novelist and dramatist. Writings include: Of Human Bondage, The Circle, East of Suez. Volume covers the period 1897-1971.

The Modern Movement

Author : Chris Baldick
ISBN : 9780198183105
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The Oxford English Literary History is the new century's definitive account of a rich and diverse literary heritage that stretches back for a millennium and more. Each of these groundbreaking volumes offers a leading scholar's considered assessment of the authors, works, cultural traditions, events, and the ideas that shaped the literary voices of their age. The series will enlighten and inspire not only everyone studying, teaching, and researching in English Literature, but all serious readers. This exciting new volume provides a freshly inclusive account of literature in England in the period before, during, and after the First World War. Chris Baldick places the modernist achievements of Virginia Woolf, T. S. Eliot, and James Joyce within the rich context of non-modernist writings across all major genres, allowing "high" literary art to be read against the background of "low" entertainment. Looking well beyond the modernist vanguard, Baldick highlights the survival and renewal of realist traditions in these decades of post-Victorian disillusionment. Ranging widely across psychological novels, war poems, detective stories, satires, and children's books, The Modern Movement provides a unique survey of the literature of this turbulent time.

The Drama Of Marriage

Author : J. Clum
ISBN : 9781137013101
Genre : Performing Arts
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In studying performances of marriage in modern and contemporary British and American drama, Clum highlights the fact that - paradoxically - at a time when theatre was both popular entertainment and high culture, many of the most commercially and artistically successful plays about marriage were written by homosexual men. Beginning with Oscar Wilde and focusing on some of the most successful British and American playwrights of the past century, including Somerset Maugham, Noël Coward, Terence Rattigan, and Emlyn Williams in England and Clyde Fitch, George Kelly, Tennessee Williams, William Inge, and Edward Albee in the US, The Drama of Marriagelooks at how the plays they wrote about heterosexual marriage continue to impact contemporary gay playwrights and the depiction of marriage today.

A Study Guide For W Somerset Maugham S Of Human Bondage

Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
ISBN : 9781410321138
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A study guide for W. Somerset Maugham's "Of Human Bondage", excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students series. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

The Oxford Encyclopedia Of British Literature

Author : David Scott Kastan
ISBN : UOM:49015003143121
Genre : British literature
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Somerset Maugham

Author : Jeffrey Meyers
ISBN : UOM:39015058217251
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A profile of the late-Victorian era literary master discusses such topics as his struggles with sexual repression and artistic expression, his education and medical training, his roles as a secret agent and war propagandist, and his relationship with long-time lover, Gerald Haxton. 15,000 first printing.

The Reader S Adviser

Author : Marion Sader
ISBN : 0835233200
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Contains annotated bibliographies of reference books relating to British and American literature, as well as social sciences, history, philosophy, world religions, science technology, and medicine

W Somerset Maugham

Author : Stanley Archer
ISBN : 0805708561
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This is the only series to provide in-depth critical introductions to major modern and contemporary short story writers worldwide.Each volume offers: -- A comprehensive overview of the artist's short fiction -- including detailed analyses of every significant story-- Interviews, essays, memoirs and other biographical materials -- often previously unpublished-- A representative selection of critical responses-- A comprehensive primary bibliography, a selected bibliography of important criticism, a chronology of the artist's life and works and an index

Britain In China

Author : Robert A. Bickers
ISBN : 0719046971
Genre : History
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Using archival materials newly available in China and records in Britain and the US, Robert Bickers paints a detailed portrait of the traders, missionaries, businessmen, diplomats and settlers who constituted "Britain-in-China." Bickers argues that the British presence in China was dominated by urban settlers whose primary allegiance lay not with any grand imperial design but with their own communities and precarious livelihoods. This brought them into growing conflict with the Chinese population and the British imperial government. Bickers goes on to examine how the British state and its allies brought an end to the reign of freelance, settler imperialism on the China coast. At the same time, other British sectors, missionary and business, renegotiated their own relationship with their Chinese markets and the Chinese state and distanced themselves from the settler British.

Orienting Masculinity Orienting Nation

Author : Philip Holden
ISBN : 0313298122
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This is the first book to study Maugham in light of recent developments in postcolonial, gender, and cultural theory; arguing that Maugham's work can be understood as an attempt to negotiate between two alternative masculine identities: those of private homosexual and public writer.

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