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Artefacts of WritingIdeas of the State and Communities of Letters from Matthew Arnold to Xu Bing

Artefacts of Writing: Ideas of the State and Communities of Letters from Matthew Arnold to Xu Bing

Peter D. McDonald

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198725152
eISBN:
9780191792595
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198725152.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

Some forms of literature interfere with the workings of the literate brain, posing a challenge to readers of all kinds. This book argues that they pose as much of a challenge to the way states ... More

The Found VoiceWriters' Beginnings

The Found Voice: Writers' Beginnings

Denis Sampson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198752998
eISBN:
9780191816000
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198752998.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

The five essays in this book investigate a key work early in the careers of V.S. Naipaul, Alice Munro, J.M. Coetzee, Mavis Gallant and William Trevor. Each of these major writers of fiction found ... More

Henry James's Style of RetrospectLate Personal Writings, 1890–1915

Henry James's Style of Retrospect: Late Personal Writings, 1890–1915

Oliver Herford

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198734802
eISBN:
9780191799310
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198734802.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This book examines Henry James’s engagement with the writing of the recent past across the last twenty-five years of his life and analyses the changes his style underwent as he gradually turned from ... More

MemoirAn Introduction

Memoir: An Introduction

G. Thomas Couser

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199826902
eISBN:
9780190252878
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199826902.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

Each year brings a glut of new memoirs, ranging from works by former teachers and celebrity has-beens to disillusioned soldiers and bestselling novelists. In addition to becoming bestsellers in their ... More

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