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Conclusion

Conclusion  

Bernard O'Donoghue

in Poetry: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2019
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Sep 2019
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9780191851834
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10.1093/actrade/9780199229116.003.0006
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Having started with grand claims for poetry, by Shelley, Wallace Stevens, and others, on grounds of public utility, this brief consideration of what poetry is has encountered a series of ... More
Romanticism: A Very Short Introduction

Romanticism: A Very Short Introduction  

Michael Ferber

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Sep 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777547
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10.1093/actrade/9780199568918.001.0001
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Romanticism: A Very Short Introduction explores the definition of the word ‘Romantic’ and considers its origins. What is Romanticism? Who were the Romantics? and What did they ... More
6. The arts

6. The arts  

Michael Ferber

in Romanticism: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777547
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10.1093/actrade/9780199568918.003.0006
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‘The arts’ surveys the arts Romanticism inspired. Was Beethoven a Romantic or a ‘classical’ composer? Who are the major figures of Romanticism within music? The prestige of music is ... More
Russian Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Russian Literature: A Very Short Introduction  

Catriona Kelly

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Aug 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191775314
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10.1093/actrade/9780192801449.001.0001
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Russian Literature: A Very Short Introduction explores the place and importance of literature in Russian culture. How and when did a Russian national literature come into ... More
6. ‘And don’t dispute with fools’Men, women, and society

6. ‘And don’t dispute with fools’: Men, women, and society  

Catriona Kelly

in Russian Literature: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191775314
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10.1093/actrade/9780192801449.003.0006
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‘“And don't dispute with fools”: Men, women, and society’ references Pushkin's view of the poet as conflicted by having to live both in the world of mysticism, art, and religion, as well as ... More
1. The worlds of faeryfar away & down below

1. The worlds of faery: far away & down below  

Marina Warner

in Fairy Tale: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2018
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Jan 2018
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9780191853500
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10.1093/actrade/9780199532155.003.0001
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‘The worlds of faery: far away and down below’ explains that the ‘Other Worlds’ which fairy tales explore open a way for writers and storytellers to speak in ‘Other’ terms, especially when ... More
1. The Biography Channel

1. The Biography Channel  

Hermione Lee

in Biography: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780191777226
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10.1093/actrade/9780199533541.003.0001
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Can we agree a definition of biography? ‘The Biography Channel’ examines the difficulty of defining a neat, single meaning for biography. Two metaphors offer different perspectives on ... More
4. National Biography

4. National Biography  

Hermione Lee

in Biography: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780191777226
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10.1093/actrade/9780199533541.003.0004
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The hallmarks of Victorian biography, quite unlike the risky narratives of the generation before — were morality and reticence. ‘National Biography’ traces the development in biographical ... More
8. Telling the Story

8. Telling the Story  

Hermione Lee

in Biography: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780191777226
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10.1093/actrade/9780199533541.003.0008
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‘Telling the Story’ illustrates that different kinds of narratives may fit different kinds of narrative subject. Some lives demand experiment in form whilst others require a more ... More
Biography: A Very Short Introduction

Biography: A Very Short Introduction  

Hermione Lee

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Jul 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780191777226
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10.1093/actrade/9780199533541.001.0001
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Biography: A Very Short Introduction looks at the origins and development of biographical writing. Why do certain people and historical events arouse so much interest? How can ... More
1. The meaning of the word

1. The meaning of the word  

Michael Ferber

in Romanticism: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2010
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9780191777547
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10.1093/actrade/9780199568918.003.0001
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The ‘Preface’ asks What is Romanticism? It is easier to ask Who were the Romantics? A list of the individuals most commonly acknowledged as Romantics follows, covering several European ... More
4. Religion, philosophy, and science

4. Religion, philosophy, and science  

Michael Ferber

in Romanticism: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2010
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‘Religion, philosophy, and science’ asks Are these studies separate within Romanticism or are they viewed as one? Can Romanticism be understood as a new religion? A discussion follows of ... More
5. The social vision of Romanticism

5. The social vision of Romanticism  

Michael Ferber

in Romanticism: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777547
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10.1093/actrade/9780199568918.003.0005
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Did Romanticism espouse a particular political outlook? ‘The social vision of Romanticism’ looks at politics, Romanticism and individual Romantics. What political action did Byron take? ... More
9. The poetics of blood

9. The poetics of blood  

Nick Groom

in The Gothic: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191777905
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10.1093/actrade/9780199586790.003.0009
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Gothic novels inspired a new genre of writers known later as the Romantics who harked back to the romances of the Middle Ages. Writers such as Samuel Taylor Coleridge and John Keats and ... More
1. Testament

1. Testament  

Catriona Kelly

in Russian Literature: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191775314
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10.1093/actrade/9780192801449.003.0001
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‘Testament’ establishes Pushkin as a giant of Russian literature. What did Pushkin actually write? What works is he best known for? What was the relationship of Russian writers to European ... More
3. The poet

3. The poet  

Michael Ferber

in Romanticism: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777547
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10.1093/actrade/9780199568918.003.0003
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In ‘The Poet’ the central position of poetry and the poet within the Romantic movement is discussed, and the place of poetry in everyday culture is surveyed. The various perceptions of ... More
5. Fallen Idols

5. Fallen Idols  

Hermione Lee

in Biography: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780191777226
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10.1093/actrade/9780199533541.003.0005
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If Victorian biography was seen as reticent and decorous, biography at the start of the 20th-century was candid, psychoanalytical, and experimental. ‘Fallen Idols’ charts the progress of ... More

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