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A Writer s Britain

Author : Margaret Drabble
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Selections from England's great writers, describing various sites and scenes, are accompanied by commentary on how those writers have affected our tastes

Encyclopedia of British Writers 1800 to the Present

Author : George Stade
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Profiles the finest British poets, novelists, playwrights, essayists, and other writers of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries, including essential details about the author's life and work and suggestions for further reading. Writers from Ireland and nations of the British Commonwealth are also included.

Contemporary British Women Writers

Author : English Association
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Essays illustrating the range and diversity of post-1970 British women writers.

British Women Fiction Writers of the 1890s

Author : Carolyn Christensen Nelson
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"Organizing her material both by groups of writers and by common themes, Nelson chronicles the historical, literary, and social forces affecting women writers at the fin de siecle and considers the works of well-known and lesser-known writers. Fiction written for the notable Yellow Book is given a separate chapter, for example, as are women's writings centering on marriage and on the woman as artist. While emphasizing the feminist viewpoint throughout, Nelson is careful to show the range of perspectives evident in these writers' works."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Writing Britain

Author : Christina Hardyment
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On the occasion of the exhibition, May 11-Sept. 25, 2012 at the British Library.

British Women Writers 1914 1945

Author : Catherine Clay
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Catherine Clay's study examines women's friendships during the period between the two world wars. Building on extensive new archival research, the book presents a series of literary-historical case-studies exploring the practices, meanings and effects of friendship among a network of British women writers loosely connected to the feminist weekly periodical Time and Tide. Clay considers the letters and diaries, as well as fiction, poetry, autobiographies and journalistic writings, of authors such as Vera Brittain, Winifred Holtby, Storm Jameson, Naomi Mitchison, and Stella Benson, to examine women's friendships.

Black Writers in Britain 1760 1890

Author : Paul Edwards
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Containing extracts from all the major Afro-British writers and many early Black American, West African and Caribbean writers who spent time in Britain, this anthology is a sparkling introduction to the rich tradition of Black British writing. A general introduction to the anthology discusses the beginnings of Black literature in Britain during the period of Abolition. Each author in the anthology also has an individual introduction which briefly examines the author and the period in which he or she was writing, as well as the extract itself. The anthology is drawn from autobiographies, slave narratives, unpublished letters, oral accounts and public records, and represents the work of people such as Equiano, Cugoano, Sancho, Gronniosaw, Robert Wedderburn, James Africanus Horton, Mary Prince, Mary Seacole, Harriet Jacobus, Edward Wilmot Blyden and John E. Ocansey.

Women and Literature in Britain 1500 1700

Author : Helen Wilcox
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First comprehensive introduction to women's role in, and access to, literary culture in early modern Britain.

Women and Literature in Britain 1800 1900

Author : Joanne Shattock
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These new essays by leading scholars explore nineteenth-century women's writing across a spectrum of genres. The book's focus is on women's role in and access to literary culture in the broadest sense, as consumers and interpreters as well as practitioners of that culture. Individual chapters consider women as journalists, editors, translators, scholars, actresses, playwrights, autobiographers, biographers, writers for children and religious writers as well as novelists and poets. A unique chronology offers a woman-centered perspective on literary and historical events and there is a guide to further reading.

Women Writers of Great Britain and Europe

Author : Katharina M. Wilson
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First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

A Reader s Guide to the Twentieth century Novel in Britain

Author : Randall Stevenson
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The novel is the major literary phenomenon of the twentieth century, and its development in Britain since 1900 has reflected the tumultuous changes that have characterized modern society. Randall Stevenson now presents an accessible and authoritative guide to the work of th ecentury's leading novelists as well as many of its lesser known writers. In this stimulating and wide-ranging account, Stevenson locates the work of individual writers, from Conrad to Jeanette Winterson, within an evolving literary history and the wider context of social, political, and cultural change. Included are British writers working in exile and writers with origins elsewhere, such as James and Rushdie, who have chosen to work in Britain. Women novelists are accorded their rightful prominence. This clear and lively survey deals with a broad range of movements, including modernism and postmodernism, as well as the influence of other world literatures and the impact of two world wars. An ideal text, this is a 'guide' in the best sense—concise and lucid, well-informed and perceptive. Readers new to the field will appreciate Stevenson's clear direction, while the experienced will be delighted by newly revealed connections and fresh perspectives.

A History of Black and Asian Writing in Britain 1700 2000

Author : C. L. Innes
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This is the first comprehensive history of Black and Asian writers in Britain since the eighteenth century. Utilising a wealth of new archival material, Lynn Innes examines writers who arrived in England as slaves and whose work later became enormously popular. Innes examines their work as part of an acceptance of and challenge to British cultural and ideological discourses. She reveals a history of vigorous and fertile interaction between Black, Asian and white intellectuals and communities, and offers a rich historical context for understanding contemporary British multicultural society and culture.

A Handlist of the Latin Writers of Great Britain and Ireland Before 1540

Author : Richard Sharpe
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This Handlist records the known works of more than two thousand Latin writers from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales from the fifth century to the sixteenth. British and Irish writers who spent their careers on the continent of Europe, continental writers whose careers brought them to Britain or Ireland, and writers who worked under Anglo-Norman rulers in France all find their place. The emphasis is bibliographical rather than biographical, and the aim is to enable the reader easily to discover what an author wrote and where copies may be found. The best or most accessible editions are cited for printed texts, lists of manuscripts are provided for unprinted works or for those works where the available editions do not provide this information. The number of Latin works identified exceeds 5200. Richard Sharpe is the Professor in Diplomatic in the University of Oxford and a fellow of Wadham College. He is general editor of the Corpus of British Medieval Library Catalogues.

British Writers and MI5 Surveillance 1930 1960

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The book explores records that MI5, Britain's domestic intelligence agency, maintained on influential left-wing writers from 1930 to 1960.

The Cambridge Companion to Women s Writing in Britain 1660 1789

Author : Catherine Ingrassia
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Essays by leading scholars provide a comprehensive overview of women writers and their work in Restoration and eighteenth-century Britain.

A Reader s Guide to Writers Britain

Author : Sally Varlow
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A Biographical Dictionary of the Living Authors of Great Britain and Ireland

Author : William Upcott
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Writing Britain s Ruins

Author : Michael Carter
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Over the course of the long 18th century (1700-1850), Britain's ruined medieval or "Gothic" abbeys, castles and towers became the objects of intense cultural interest. Turning their attention away from Classical to local and national sites of architectural ruin, antiquaries and topographers began to scrutinize and sketch, record and describe the material remains of the British past, an expression of interest in domestic antiquity that was shared by many contemporary painters, poets, writers, politicians and tourists. This new, highly illustrated book traces the ways in which a selection of English, Scottish, Welsh and Irish ruins served as the objects of continuous cultural reflection between 1700 and 1850, drawing together essays on the antiquarian, poetic, visual, oral, fictional, dramatic, political, legal and touristic responses that they engendered. Thoroughly interdisciplinary in its approach, Writing Britain's Ruins provides an accessible and engaging account of the ways in which Britain's ruins inspired writers, artists and thinkers during a period of extraordinary cultural richness.

An Encyclopedia of British Women Writers

Author : Paul Schlueter
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This broad examination of women writers identified with Great Britain builds on its predecessor's strengths, with fifty percent new material as well as completely updated entries. Over 600 writers are discussed in terms of their biographies, with precise details where these could be ascertained and in some cases correcting biographies in other reference works, as well as thematic issues and critical reception. Each entry includes a definitive bibliography of primary works and thorough secondary bibliographies (including book-length studies, reference works, major essays and reviews) to lead readers to other sources. Available in paperback for the first time, this book is an ideal desk reference for scholar and student alike.

Early Black British Writing

Author : Alan Richardson
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"Early Black British Writing" is the most comprehensive volume of its kind. Featuring native African and African-heritage authors living in Britain and its colonies in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, this volume represents an unusually wide range of genres and venues. The first two sections -- "Narrative" and "Poetry" -- includes complete texts by Ukasaw Gronniosaw, an African prince; Mary Prince, the first woman to produce a slave narrative; Robert Wedderburn, a radical London activist with Jamaican roots; and generous selections from Olaudah Equiano, Ignatius Sancho, Ottobah Cugoano, Phillis Wheatley, the "African Preacher" John Jea, and others. A lively introduction, detailed headnotes for each featured author, a chronology, and a fourth section, "Recent Criticism," provide a wealth of context for this fascinating and long-neglected subject. -- From publisher's description.