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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
ISBN: 
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
6. The New Hollywood

6. The New Hollywood  

Peter Decherney

in Hollywood: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2016
Published Online: 
Dec 2015
eISBN: 
9780190454340
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199943548.003.0007
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chapter
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9780199943548
After World War II, the Hollywood studio system entered a period of major transformation, and by the late 1960s a New Hollywood emerged. ‘The New Hollywood’ outlines some of the influences ... More
3. Space and land

3. Space and land  

Robert J. C. Young

in Postcolonialism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2003
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775451
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801821.003.0004
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chapter
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9780192801821
‘Space and land’ explores one of the most banal but fundamentally important features of colonial power: the appropriation of land. In many societies, the problem of landlessness is one of ... More
7. Tolstoy’s art and devices

7. Tolstoy’s art and devices  

Liza Knapp

in Leo Tolstoy: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2019
Published Online: 
May 2019
eISBN: 
9780191851650
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198813934.003.0007
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chapter
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9780198813934
In criticism of Tolstoy’s work, many suggest that Tolstoy’s realism was at the expense of artistry or form, but ‘Tolstoy’s art and devices’ explains how Tolstoy used a variety of techniques ... More
8. Autobiographies, autobiographical novels, and autofictions

8. Autobiographies, autobiographical novels, and autofictions  

Laura Marcus

in Autobiography: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2018
Published Online: 
Jul 2018
eISBN: 
9780191785252
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199669240.003.0009
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199669240
Few of the great modernist writers produced explicit or fully fledged autobiographies, but the expansion of the ‘life-writing’ category has made visible the prevalence of autobiographical ... More
American Cultural History: A Very Short Introduction

American Cultural History: A Very Short Introduction  

Eric Avila

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2018
Published Online: 
Aug 2018
eISBN: 
9780190200619
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190200589.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780190200589
American Cultural History: A Very Short Introduction provides a chronological look at American culture—the values, attitudes, beliefs, and myths of a particular society and the ... More
6. The world wide web of American culture

6. The world wide web of American culture  

Eric Avila

in American Cultural History: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2018
Published Online: 
Aug 2018
eISBN: 
9780190200619
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190200589.003.0007
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780190200589
If the sixties radicalized the content of American culture, the nineties revolutionized its form. The digital revolution began in California and enveloped the entire world, creating ... More
5. Fallen Idols

5. Fallen Idols  

Hermione Lee

in Biography: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2009
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777226
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199533541.003.0005
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199533541
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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