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Introduction: Meeting French Literature

Introduction: Meeting French Literature  

John D. Lyons

in French Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2010
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777516
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199568727.003.0010
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chapter
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9780199568727
French Literature: A Very Short Introduction looks at literary works in terms of their central characters. The kind of person chosen as the focal point of the plot and that ... More
Autobiography: A Very Short Introduction

Autobiography: A Very Short Introduction  

Laura Marcus

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2018
Published Online: 
Jul 2018
eISBN: 
9780191785252
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199669240.001.0001
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book
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9780199669240
Throughout history, individuals have recorded their own lives and experiences. These personal writings provide an understanding of the ways in which lives have been lived, and the most ... More
7. ‘Every tribe and every tongue will name me’Russian literature and ‘primitive culture’

7. ‘Every tribe and every tongue will name me’: Russian literature and ‘primitive culture’  

Catriona Kelly

in Russian Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2001
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775314
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801449.003.0007
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chapter
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9780192801449
‘“Every tribe and every tongue will name me”: Russian literature and “primitive culture”‘ looks at Pushkin's fame and influence throughout the Soviet Union and beyond. Contemporary, ... More
7. Shakespeare and dramatic literature

7. Shakespeare and dramatic literature  

Jonathan Bate

in English Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777578
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199569267.003.0007
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9780199569267
How can we best appreciate Shakespeare's texts? Should they only be seen, or in contrast, only be read? ‘Shakespeare and dramatic literature’ considers this issue. Some argue that the ... More
4. Who’s to blame?

4. Who’s to blame?  

Poole Adrian

in Tragedy: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2005
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775543
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192802354.003.0005
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chapter
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9780192802354
Tragedy presents situations in which there is a desperate urgency to assign blame. Who is to blame for an earthquake? Where does responsibility begin and end for victims of a war, a famine, ... More
14. Striving for identity

14. Striving for identity  

Barry Cunliffe

in The Celts: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2003
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775901
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804181.003.0014
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chapter
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9780192804181
The froth of romanticism that followed the ‘reinvention of the Celts’ in the early eighteenth century was accompanied by more serious attempts to build identities and create allegiances ... More
5. Absurdism, protest, and commitment

5. Absurdism, protest, and commitment  

Kirsten E. Shepherd-Barr

in Modern Drama: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2016
Published Online: 
Jan 2016
eISBN: 
9780191785269
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199658770.003.0006
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9780199658770
The decades 1960–80 witnessed a seismic shift in modern drama. The rage that came to define, and fuel, much of the drama in the 1960s and 1970s is directed at the audience. ‘Absurdism, ... More
8. Baroque plenitude

8. Baroque plenitude  

Rolena Adorno

in Colonial Latin American Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365845
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199755028.003.0009
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199755028
‘Baroque plenitude’ charts the effects of Gongorism. Gongorism — the poetic revolution instigated by Góngora y Argote — wrapped Greco–Roman myths, philosophy, and learning in dazzling ... More

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