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German Culture and the Uncomfortable Past: Representations of National Socialism in Contemporary Germanic Literature

German Culture and the Uncomfortable Past: Representations of National Socialism in Contemporary Germanic Literature

Helmut Schmitz
April 30, 2017

Beginning with the question of the role of the past in the shaping of a contemporary identity, this volumes spans three generations of German and Austrian writers and explores changes and shifts in the aesthetics of Vergangenheitsbewältigung (coming to terms with the past). The purpose of the book...

Staging Dario Fo and Franca Rame: Anglo-American Approaches to Political Theatre

Staging Dario Fo and Franca Rame: Anglo-American Approaches to Political Theatre

Stefania Taviano
November 28, 2005

This is the first extended treatment of the English translations, stagings, and reception of the political plays of Dario Fo and Franca Rame. Focusing on the United Kingdom and the United States, Stefania Taviano offers a critique of the cultural stereotyping and political conservatism that have...

Ignazio Silone in Exile: Writing and Antifascism in Switzerland 1929–1944

Ignazio Silone in Exile: Writing and Antifascism in Switzerland 1929–1944

Deborah Holmes
November 25, 2005

Italian writer and political activist Ignazio Silone spent fifteen years from 1929 to 1944 as a political exile in Switzerland. Focusing on this period, this book throws new light on Silone's complex biography and shows how his literary production influenced and was influenced by fellow antifascist...

Illuminating Eco: On the Boundaries of Interpretation

Illuminating Eco: On the Boundaries of Interpretation

Charlotte Ross, Rochelle Sibley
February 28, 2004

Illuminating Eco covers the range of British scholarship on the prolific literary and theoretical work of Umberto Eco. With essays by scholars such as Michael Caesar and David Robey, the volume provides an overview of current research being carried out by a new generation of academics. In addition,...

Epistolary Selves: Letters and Letter-Writers, 1600–1945

Epistolary Selves: Letters and Letter-Writers, 1600–1945

Rebecca Earle
July 28, 1999

This volume of ten essays discusses the pivotal role that letters have played in social, economic and political history from the seventeenth to the twentieth century. The recent scholarly interest in the history of reading has as yet yielded few studies which consider letters as a category of...

George Eliot and Europe

George Eliot and Europe

John Rignall
January 09, 1997

This book is based on a conference held in Warwick in July 1995. It is a collection of essays which explore various aspects of George Eliot's relation to the literature and culture of Continental Europe. The essays range widely over the novelist's life and work, examining her Journals and...

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