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Translation Under Communism
Ratings: 4
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Translation Under Communism


By Christopher Rundle
  • Release Date : 13 January 2022
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This book examines the history of translation under European communism, bringing together studies on the Soviet Union, including Russia and Ukraine, Yugoslavia, Hungary, East Germany, Czechoslovakia, Bulgaria, and Poland. In any totalitarian regime maintaining control over cultural exchange is strategically important, so studying these regimes from the perspective of translation can provide a unique insight into their history and into the nature of their power. This book is intended as a sister volume to Translation Under Fascism (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010) and adopts a similar approach of using translation as a lens throug...

Nurse Memoirs from the Great War in Britain, France, and Germany
Ratings: 5
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Nurse Memoirs from the Great War in Britain, France, and Germany


By Jerry Palmer
  • Release Date : 19 October 2021
  • Genre: Literary Criticism

Nurse Memoirs from the Great War in Britain, France, and Germany examines an understudied corpus of memoirs in English, French, and German stemming from the unprecedented involvement of women in the war effort. Jerry Palmer considers the memoirs in relationship to public opinion, collective memory and other women’s writing about the war. Through close-readings of the memoirs and their contexts, the book identifies themes present in the texts and considers the nurse memoir as rhetoric—examining to what extent the texts are promoting or countering arguments in the public sphere about their involvement or more widely abou...

Creative Writing Practice
Ratings: 4
From 241 Voters

Creative Writing Practice


By Debra Adelaide
  • Release Date : 09 October 2021
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Creative Writing Practice: reflections on form and process explores the craft of creative writing by illuminating the practices of writers and writer-educators. Demonstrating solutions to problems in different forms and genres, the contributors draw on their professional and personal experiences to examine specific and practical challenges that writers must confront and solve in order to write. This book discusses a range of approaches to writing, such as the early working out of projects, the idea of experimentation, of narrative time, and of failure. With its strong focus on process, Creative Writing Practice is a valuab...

The Legacies of Ursula K. Le Guin
Ratings: 4
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The Legacies of Ursula K. Le Guin


By Christopher L. Robinson
  • Release Date : 21 October 2021
  • Genre: Fiction

The Legacies of Ursula K. Le Guin explores how Le Guin’s fiction and essays have built a speculative ethical practice engaging indigenous knowledge and feminism, while crafting utopias in which human and other-than-human life forms enter into new relations. Her work also delineates new ways of making sense of the “science” of science fiction. The authors of this collection provide up-to-date discussions of well-known works as well as more experimental writings. Written in an accessible style, Legacies will appeal to any readers interested in literature, science fiction and fantasy, as well as specialists of science a...

Translating Samuel Beckett around the World
Ratings: 4
From 633 Voters

Translating Samuel Beckett around the World


By José Francisco Fernández
  • Release Date : 03 August 2021
  • Genre: Performing Arts

The global reception of Samuel Beckett raises numerous questions: in which areas of the world was Beckett first translated? Why were Beckett texts sometimes slow to penetrate certain cultures? How were national literatures impacted by Beckett's oeuvre? Translating Samuel Beckett around the World brings together leading researchers in Beckett studies to discuss these questions and explore the fate of Beckett in their own societies and national languages. The current text provides ample coverage of the presence of Beckett in geographical contexts normally ignored by literary criticism, and reveals unknown aspects of the 1969...

Chinese and Western Literary Influence in Liu Cixin’s Three Body Trilogy
Ratings: 5
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Chinese and Western Literary Influence in Liu Cixin’s Three Body Trilogy


By Will Peyton
  • Release Date : 30 July 2021
  • Genre: Literary Criticism

Chinese and Western Literary Influence in Liu Cixin’s Three Body Trilogy examines Liu Cixin’s acclaimed trilogy, a Chinese science fiction epic whose translation is exceedingly popular in the Western world. Will Peyton argues that the ingenuity of Liu’s writing is found in its conscious engagement with translated Western fiction rather than, as one might expect, in Chinese language science fiction of the past. The book illustrates how contemporary Chinese fiction, since the economic opening of China in the late 1980s, is deeply and complexly influenced by various strains in Western literary and intellectual thought, ...

Love and Space in Contemporary African Diasporic Women’s Writing
Ratings: 5
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Love and Space in Contemporary African Diasporic Women’s Writing


By Jennifer Leetsch
  • Release Date : 16 July 2021
  • Genre: Literary Criticism

This book sets out to investigate how contemporary African diasporic women writers respond to the imbalances, pressures and crises of twenty-first-century globalization by querying the boundaries between two separate conceptual domains: love and space. The study breaks new ground by systematically bringing together critical love studies with research into the cultures of migration, diaspora and refuge. Examining a notable tendency among current black feminist writers, poets and performers to insist on the affective dimension of world-making, the book ponders strategies of reconfiguring postcolonial discourses. Indeed, the ...

Transoceanic Perspectives in Amitav Ghosh’s Ibis Trilogy
Ratings: 5
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Transoceanic Perspectives in Amitav Ghosh’s Ibis Trilogy


By Juan-José Martín-González
  • Release Date : 23 June 2021
  • Genre: Literary Criticism

Transoceanic Perspectives in Amitav Ghosh’s Ibis Trilogy studies Ghosh’s Sea of Poppies (2008), River of Smoke (2011) and Flood of Fire (2015) in relation to maritime criticism. Juan-José Martín-González draws upon the intersections between maritime criticism and postcolonial thought to provide, via an analysis of the Ibis trilogy, alternative insights into nationalism(s), cosmopolitanism and globalization. He shows that the Victorian age in its transoceanic dimension can be read as an era of proto-globalization that facilitates a materialist critique of the inequities of contemporary global neo-liberalism. The book...