Literature in the Modern World
Critical Essays and Documents 2nd Revised edition
Edited by Dennis Walder
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Literature in the Modern World by Dennis Walder
Book DescriptionThis text offers a unique combination of British, European, American and Post-Colonial perspectives on literary study from the 1920s to the present day. Carefully introduced and arranged to highlight the development of debates, it is designed to engage newcomers to the field with some of the main themes and issues that will concern them as readers of modern literary texts of all genres. The book provides material that is exciting, original, and above all accessible, rather than simply representative of a certain critical approach. It includes the views of leading critics such as Terry Eagleton, Henry Louis Gates Jr., Umberto Eco and Paul de Man, as well as the originating voices of writers such as Bertolt Brecht, Jean-Paul Sartre, Toni Morrison and Salman Rushdie. In the second edition, there is an increased focus on questions of gender and identity and on recent debates, such as 'Literature and Nation' and 'Literature and Value'. The reach and relevance of the book has been extended, taking a more international voice, focusing on American and European writers and critics.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199253012
(233mm x 154mm x 27mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 23-Oct-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Dennis Walder
Postcolonial Nostalgias, Paperback (March 2012)
Examining prose, poetry and drama by writers including Achebe, Naipaul, Coetzee, Walcott, Krog, Fugard, and versions of Shakespeare, Walder pursues the often ambiguous paths of nostalgia as it has been represented within and beyond Europe.
Port Elizabeth Plays, Paperback (May 2000)
The four plays in this volume focus on the people and the place Fugard knows most intimately - Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Each explores a tense family situation or relationship against the background of wider suffering and tensions, engaging our sympathies for South Africans of all races.
Post-colonial Literatures in English, Paperback (March 1998)
* Guides the reader through historical, linguistic and theoretical issues. * Avoids jargon and generalization. * Offers detailed case studies of literary texts by a wide range of writers. * Provides a clear and provocative account.
Realist Novel, Hardback (March 1996)» View all books by Dennis Walder
This volume aims to guide the student through the fundamentals of the realist novel genre. Focusing on two aspects, the formal and historical, it shows how writers such as Jane Austen and Charles Dickens used the realist novel to tell profoundly moral tales in a popular way.
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Author Biography - Dennis Walder
Dennis Walder is Professor of Literature at the Open University and Founding Director of the Literature Department's Colonial and Post-Colonial Research Group. He has published widely on topics ranging from Dickens to V.S. Naipaul.
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