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Persian Presence In Victorian Poetry

Author : Reza Taher-Kermani
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A study of the wealth of meanings that 'Persia' - real or imagined - held for Victorian poetryTakes a broad, interdisciplinary approach to a significant strand in the 'Oriental' texture of Victorian poetry Contributes to a growing body of research on the process of cultural exchange between the West and the 'Orient' Provides the first systematic index of nineteenth-century 'Persianised' poemsOffers a distinctive mix of history and literature, dealing with an array of texts, ranging from ancient Greece to nineteenth-century British travel writings The Persian Presence in Victorian Poetry surveys the variety of ways in which Persia, and the multitude of ideological, historical, cultural and political notions that it embodied, were received, circulated and appropriated. Providing the first systematic index of nineteenth-century poems that were in any way involved with Persia, the book explores its presence across a broad range of works incorporating literary, historical and cultural material.

Reading Ideas In Victorian Literature

Author : Patrick Fessenbecker
ISBN : 9781474460620
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Argues against the repeated emphasis on literary form and for the artistic importance of literary content.

Plotting The News In The Victorian Novel

Author : Jessica R. Valdez
ISBN : 9781474474368
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book shows that novelists often responded to newspapers by reworking well-known events covered by Victorian newspapers in their fictions.

Aesthetics Of Space In Nineteenth Century British Literature 1843 1907

Author : Giles Whiteley
ISBN : 9781474443746
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Charting an 'aesthetic', post-realist tradition of writing, this book considers the significant role played by John Ruskin's art criticism in later writing which dealt with the new kinds of spaces encountered in the nineteenth-century.

Italian Politics And Nineteenth Century British Literature And Culture

Author : Patricia Cove
ISBN : 9781474447263
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This book examines the intersections among literary works by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Mary Shelley and Wilkie Collins, journalism, parliamentary records and pamphlets, to establish Britain's imaginative investment in the seismic geopolitical realignment of Italian unification.

Rereading Orphanhood

Author : Diane Warren
ISBN : 9781474464383
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Rereading Orphanhood: Texts, Inheritance, Kin explores the ways in which the figure of the literary orphan can be used to illuminate our understanding of the culture and mores of the long nineteenth century, especially those relating to family and kinship.

Home And Identity In Nineteenth Century Literary London

Author : Robertson Lisa C. Robertson
ISBN : 9781474457903
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Explores radical designs for the home in the nineteenth-century metropolis and the texts that shaped themUncovers a series of innovative housing designs that emerged in response to London's rapid growth and expansion throughout the nineteenth century Brings together the writing of prominent authors such as Charles Dickens and George Gissing with understudied novels and essays to examine the lively literary engagement with new models of urban housing Focuses on the ways that these new homes provided material and creative space for thinking through the relationship between home and identity Identifies ways in which we might learn from the creative responses to the nineteenth-century housing crisis This book brings together a range of new models for modern living that emerged in response to social and economic changes in nineteenth-century London, and the literature that gave expression to their novelty. It examines visual and literary representations to explain how these innovations in housing forged opportunities for refashioning definitions of home and identity. Robertson offers readers a new blueprint for understanding the ways in which novels imaginatively and materially produce the city's built environment.

Contested Liberalisms

Author : Iain Crawford
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Reframes the long-standing critical narrative of the relationship between Harriet Martineau and Charles DickensDemonstrates, through new readings of Martineau and Dickens's travel in and writing about the United States, how their encounters with the American public sphere were crucially formative in both writers' careers and in their shaping as journalistsPlaces Martineau and Dickens within the context of Anglo-American liberalism, thereby expanding our reading of them beyond earlier schema framed in narrower terms of political economyExpands understandings of transatlantic literary exchange to offer a more comprehensive reading than those offered through an earlier critical focus simply on the issue of international copyrightFocusing on the importance of Martineau's contribution to the development of the early Victorian press, this book highlights the degree to which the public quarrel between her and Dickens in the mid-1850s represented larger fissures within nineteenth-century liberalism. It places Martineau and Dickens within the context of Anglo-American liberalism and demonstrates how these fissures were embedded within a transatlantic conversation over the role of the press in forming a public sphere essential to the development of a liberal society.

Plotting Disability In The Nineteenth Century Novel

Author : Clare Walker Gore
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This book takes an exciting new approach to characterisation and plot in the Victorian novel, examining the vital narrative work performed by disabled characters.

Novel Institutions

Author : Mary L. Mullen
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Intro -- Series Editor's Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Part I Necessary and Unnecessary Anachronisms -- Chapter 1 Realism and the Institution of the Nineteenth-Century Novel -- Part II Forgetting and Remembrance -- Chapter 2 William Carleton's and Charles Kickham's Ethnographic Realism -- Chapter 3 George Eliot's Anachronistic Literacies -- Part III Untimely Improvement -- Chapter 4 Charles Dickens's Reactionary Reform -- Chapter 5 George Moore's Untimely Bildung -- Coda: Inhabiting Institutions -- Bibliography -- Index.

Dickens S Clowns

Author : Jonathan Buckmaster
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This book reappraises Dickens's Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi and his imaginative engagement with its principal protagonist.

Cultural Encounters With The Arabian Nights In Nineteenth Century Britain

Author : Dickson Melissa Dickson
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Dickson identifies the nineteenth century as the beginning of the large-scale absorption of the Arabian Nights into British literature and culture.

Imagination And Fantasy In The Middle Ages And Early Modern Time

Author : Albrecht Classen
ISBN : 9783110693782
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The notions of other peoples, cultures, and natural conditions have always been determined by the epistemology of imagination and fantasy, providing much freedom and creativity, and yet have also created much fear, anxiety, and horror. In this regard, the pre-modern world demonstrates striking parallels with our own insofar as the projections of alterity might be different by degrees, but they are fundamentally the same by content. Dreams, illusions, projections, concepts, hopes, utopias/dystopias, desires, and emotional attachments are as specific and impactful as the physical environment. This volume thus sheds important light on the various lenses used by people in the Middle Ages and the early modern age as to how they came to terms with their perceptions, images, and notions. Previous scholarship focused heavily on the history of mentality and history of emotions, whereas here the history of pre-modern imagination, and fantasy assumes center position. Imaginary things are taken seriously because medieval and early modern writers and artists clearly reveal their great significance in their works and their daily lives. This approach facilitates a new deep-structure analysis of pre-modern culture.

East Of The Wardrobe

Author : Warwick Ball
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"This book teases out hitherto unrecognised Eastern aspects in and influences on C. S. Lewis' Narnia Chronicles. These include storylines, plots, themes, imagery and even cities and landscapes in the East, as well as the 'Persian' style of illustrations by Pauline Baynes. Although never having ventured East himself, Lewis wrote that 'I am the product of endless books,' and in recognising Eastern references - many only subconsciously intended by Lewis - it is possible to enter the rich world of books that Lewis lived and breathed all his life. And, perhaps less obviously, overhear the conversations he had with his fellow Inklings or that he might have overheard himself in an Oxford pub. Religious messages other than the obvious Christian find their way into Narnia, but so too does the Arabian Nights and The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam as well as the other great Persian poets; great travellers from Herodotus and Marco Polo to T. E. Lawrence and Robert Byron are there, but so too are the great fictional travellers, Baron Munchausen, Gulliver, and Sindbad; themes borrowed from the great epics, from the Odyssey and Aeneid to the Kalevala and the Knight in the Panther's Skin, can also be found. Delve deeper and Christianity is there along with paganism, but so too are Zoroastrian, Manichaean and even Islamic messages. Ultimately they are a reflection of the complex intellectual world that Lewis inhabited, and of the wider social and intellectual climate of Oxford in the first half of the twentieth century"

Vladimir Nabokov As An Author Translator

Author : Julie Loison-Charles
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Exploring the deeply translational and transnational nature of the writings of Vladimir Nabokov, this book argues that all his work is unified by the permanent presence of three cultures and languages: Russian, English and French. In particular, Julie Loison-Charles focusses on Nabokov's dual nature as both an author and a translator, and the ways in which translation permeates his fictional writing from his very first Russian works to his last novels in English. Although self-translation has received a lot of attention in Nabokov criticism, this book considers his work as an author-translator, drawing particular attention to his often underappreciated and underestimated, but no less crucial, third language; French. Looking at Nabokov's encounters with pseudotranslation, Julie Loison-Charles demonstrates the influence this had on his practice as both a translator and a writer, arguing that this experience was crucial to his ability to create bridges between the literary traditions of Europe, Russia and America. The book also triangulates his practice and theory of translation for Onegin with those of Chateaubriand and Venuti to illuminate Nabokov's transnational vision of literature and his ethics of translation before presenting a robust case for reconsidering his collaborative translations in French as mediated self-translations.

Book Review Index

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Vols. 8-10 of the 1965-1984 master cumulation constitute a title index.

Victorian And Later English Poets

Author : James Stephens
ISBN : UIUC:30112069497912
Genre : English poetry
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Victorian Literature

Author : Donald J. Gray
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Genre : English poetry
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Victorian Poetry

Author : Clarence Edward Andrews
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Genre : English poetry
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Encyclopaedia Iranica

Author : Ehsan Yarshater
ISBN : UOM:39015078237719
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