By W. Baker
By M. Ascari
By L. Colletta
By Hilary Spurling
The long-awaited portrait of a literary grasp from certainly one of our generation's maximum biographers
Anthony Powell: the literary genius who gave us A Dance to the track of Time, an undisputed vintage of English literature. Spanning twelve excellent volumes and written over twenty-five years, his comedian masterpiece teems with idiosyncratic characters, shooting 20th century Britain via conflict and peace.
Drawing on Powell's letters and journals, and the stories of these who knew him, Hilary Spurling explores his lifestyles. Investigating the chums, kinfolk, fans, buddies, fools and geniuses who surrounded him, she unearths the comical and tragic occasions that encouraged one of many maximum fictions of the age.
By Diana Barsham
By Matthew Dimmock
By Rebecca Laroche
By Barbara Fuchs
With its dominance as a ecu energy and the explosion of its prose and dramatic writing, Spain supplied an impossible to resist literary resource for English writers of the early glossy interval. however the deep and escalating political contention among the 2 international locations led English writers to barter, disavow, or try and unravel their fascination with Spain and their debt to Spanish resources. Amid thorny problems with translation and appropriation, imperial festival, the increase of business authorship, and anxieties approximately authenticity, Barbara Fuchs strains how Spanish fabric was once transmitted into English writing, entangling English literature in questions of nationwide and non secular identification, and the way piracy got here to be a crucial textual metaphor, with appropriations from Spain triumphantly reimagined as heroic looting.
From the time of the tried invasion by way of the Spanish Armada of the 1580s, in the course of the upward push of anti-Spanish rhetoric of the 1620s, The Poetics of Piracy charts this connection via works by means of Ben Jonson, William Shakespeare, Francis Beaumont, John Fletcher, and Thomas Middleton. Fuchs examines how their writing, really for the level, recasts a reliance on Spanish fabric through developing narratives of militaristic, forcible use. She considers how Jacobean dramatists advanced the texts in their Spanish contemporaries by means of placing them to anti-Spanish reasons, and she or he lines where of Cervantes's Don Quixote in Beaumont's The Knight of the Burning Pestle and Shakespeare's past due, misplaced play Cardenio. English literature used to be deeply transnational, even within the interval such a lot heavily linked to the delivery of a countrywide literature.
Recovering the profound impression of Spain on Renaissance English letters, The Poetics of Piracy paints a worldly photo of the way countries can serve, right now, as opponents and resources.
By Fionnuala Dillane,Naomi McAreavey,Emilie Pine
By Douglas Kerr
A serious research of the writings of Arthur Conan Doyle and a cultural biography, this can be a booklet for college students of literary and cultural heritage, and Conan Doyle lovers. it's a complete account of all of his writing, and an research of the position of the writer as he practised it, as witness, critic, and interpreter of his times.
His paintings was once generally learn and loved, however it is way from being an easy endorsement of the masculine, imperialist, bourgeois, clinical global he so frequently portrayed.
The topic of this learn is what Conan Doyle knew—the wisdom of his personal tradition, its associations and values and methods of existence, its ideals and anxieties, that is created and shared by means of his writing. The publication is geared up in keeping with a couple of cultural domains—sport, medication, technological know-how, legislation and order, military and empire, and the non secular existence. At a time whilst literature had turn into a career, in a society the place literacy used to be extra frequent than ever prior to or when you consider that, Conan Doyle emerges as
a maker of tradition, delivering his readers a picture of themselves, their earlier and their future.