Decline of the English Murder

Author: George Orwell

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141956550

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 128

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In these timeless and witty essays George Orwell explores the English love of reading about a good murder in the papers (and laments the passing of the heyday of the 'perfect' murder involving class, sex and poisoning), as well as unfolding his trenchant views on everything from boys' weeklies to naughty seaside postcards. Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are.

"Kollaboration" in Nordosteuropa

Author: Joachim Tauber

Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag

ISBN: 9783447053679

Category: History

Page: 490

View: 8394

Das in den vergangenen Jahren in Osteuropa intensiv diskutierte Problem der Kollaboration mit der deutschen Besatzungsmacht wahrend des Zweiten Weltkriegs erhalt seine aktuelle Brisanz aus der Frage nach der politischen und moralischen Mitverantwortung und Mitbeteiligung der Besiegten und Okkupierten an der national-sozialistischen Besatzungs- und Vernichtungspolitik. Dabei geht es in der Diskussion auch um Begriffe wie nationale Identitat und ?Wurde', vor deren Hintergrund eine Zusammenarbeit mit dem Feind als ?Verrat' empfunden wurde (und wird). In Nordosteuropa ist das Problem der Kollaboration zudem eingebettet in eine komplexe ethnische Struktur und damit verbundene traditionelle Konfliktlagen, die auch wahrend des Zweiten Weltkrieges eine grosse Bedeutung besassen. Dieser Band beschrankt sich deshalb nicht nur auf die Jahre zwischen 1939 und 1945, sondern verfolgt zudem den Ansatz, den Begriff Kollaboration auch ausserhalb seiner zeitlichen Gebundenheit an den Zweiten Weltkrieg auf seine Eignung fur die Analyse von Phanomenen zu untersuchen, die in der Zeit vor 1939 und nach 1945 im Spannungsfeld zwischen Nation und Fremdherrschaft eine zentrale Bedeutung hatten und in den nationalen Historiographien lange verdrangt wurden. Den regionalen Schwerpunkt bilden Polen, Litauen, Lettland und Russland/Sowjetunion, erganzt um einen Beitrag zur Tschechoslowakei. Fallstudien bieten Einblicke in die Ereignisse, aber auch in die historiographische und politisch-gesellschaftliche Auseinandersetzung wahrend und nach den Geschehnissen. Erganzt werden die Landerstudien durch grundlegende Beitrage zu den Begriffen ?Kollaboration' und ?Fremdherrschaft'.

Hiding in the Light

Author: Dick Hebdige

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113498605X

Category: Art

Page: 499

View: 7485

Dick Hebdige looks at the creation and consumption of objects and images as diverse as fashion and documentary photographs, 1950's streamlined cars, Italian motor scooters, 1980's 'style manuals', Biff cartoons, the Band Aid campaign, Pop Art and promotional music videos. He assesses their broad cultural significance and charts their impact on contemporary popular tastes.

Communicational Criticism

Author: Roger D. Sell

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027284865

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 392

View: 3059

Further developing the line of argument put forward in his Literature as Communication (2000) and Mediating Criticism (2001), Roger D. Sell now suggests that when so-called literary texts stand the test of time and appeal to a large and heterogeneous circle of admirers, this is because they are genuinely dialogical in spirit. Their writers, rather than telling other people what to do or think or feel, invite them to compare notes, and about topics which take on different nuances as seen from different points of view. So while such texts obviously reflect the taste and values of their widely various provenances, they also channel a certain respect for the human other to whom they are addressed. So much so, that they win a reciprocal respect from members of their audience. In Sell’s new book, this ethical interplay becomes the focus of a post-postmodern critique, which sees literary dialogicality as a possible catalyst to new, non-hegemonic kinds of globalization. The argument is illustrated with major reassessments of Shakespeare, Pope, Wordsworth, Dickens, Churchill, Orwell, and Pinter, and there are also studies of trauma literature for children, and of ethically oriented criticism itself.

Crime Writing in Interwar Britain

Author: Victoria Stewart

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 131651000X

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 217

View: 4432

Considering a range of neglected material, this book provides a richer view of how crime and criminality were understood between the wars.

Oxford Dictionary of Quotations by Subject

Author: Susan Ratcliffe

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199567069

Category: Reference

Page: 588

View: 6208

Over 7,000 quotations arranged by subject for easy look-up. Nearly 600 subjects covered, from Memory and Humour to Television and Weddings.

Images of England Through Popular Music

Author: K. Gildart

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137384255

Category: History

Page: 290

View: 1985

Drawing on archival sources and oral testimony, Keith Gildart examines the ways in which popular music played an important role in reflecting and shaping social identities and working-class cultures and - through a focus on rock 'n' roll, rhythm & blues, punk, mod subculture, and glam rock - created a sense of crisis in English society.

Telling Tales

Author: Amit Chaudhuri

Publisher: Union Books

ISBN: 1908526378

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 320

View: 7589

Spanning a writing career of over twenty years, acclaimed novelist and author of Calcutta: Two Years in the City, Amit Chaudhuri, is also one of the most gifted essayists and critics writing today, whose work has appeared in the pages of many of the most prestigious newspapers and journals in the world, including The London Review of Books, the Times Literary Supplement, Granta, the Guardian, and the Dublin Review. Collected here for the first time, Mere Writing is a selection of Chaudhuri’ s most enduring short non-fiction that showcases his sense of humour, his idiosyncratic capacity to transform the mundane, his political engagement, and his mastery of words. From playing ‘ Cowboys and Indians’ as a child in India to an outsider’ s perspective on the British class system to a plane that was hijacked by Pakistani men and taken to Afghanistan at the turn of the millennium to the works of V. S Naipaul and to the humble Indian savoury, the chanachur, these essays display Chaudhuri’ s ability to find meaning in every aspect of the physical and intellectual world and will consolidate his reputation as one of most original and elegant writers publishing in English today.