Theme Parks, Rainforests and Sprouting Wastelands

European essays on theory and performance in contemporary British fiction

Edited by Richard Todd

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€45,00
$60.00
ISBN13: 
9789042005020
Publication Date: 
January 2000
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Paperback
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Pages, Illustr.: 
236 pp.
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ISSN: 
0165-9618
Volume: 
123

Maria-Sabina Draga Alexandru, University of Bucharest

Through a comparison with theatrical performance the argument develops that in both theatre and fiction the concepts of performance and performativity transform classical Indian mythic poetics. In the mythic symbiosis of performance and storytelling in Indian tradition, myth becomes a liberating...
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Volume: 
210
Format: 
Paperback
ISBN: 
9789004292598
E-ISBN: 
9789004292604
Publication date: 
February 2015
€70,00
$91.00

Dragoş Ivana

The book proposes a new understanding of eighteenth-century Quixotism in English thought and literary production. The world displayed by eighteenth-century English Quixotes reveals a strain of lament and criticism aimed at the rise of commercialism and the pre-eminence of self-interest, religious...
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Volume: 
209
Format: 
Paperback
ISBN: 
9789042037731
Publication date: 
January 2015
€66,00
$92.00

Magali Cornier Michael

Narrative Innovation in 9/11 Fiction demonstrates how certain novels create narratives about the 9/11 attacks that refuse to shy away from exploring and representing their difficult and problematic aspects and, in fact, insist on doing so as the only means of coming to terms with the events in...
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Volume: 
208
Format: 
Paperback
ISBN: 
9789042039070
Publication date: 
January 2015
€59,00
$83.00

Donat Gallagher and Carlos Villar Flor

Evelyn Waugh at war is an irresistibly fascinating subject. Drawn to units offering the greatest danger, but often frustrated in his search for action. In the Picture examines Waugh’s fitness to be an officer, his being sacked from the Special Service Brigade, and his service in Croatia....
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Volume: 
207
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789042039001
Publication date: 
January 2014
€78,00
$109.00

Urszula Kizelbach

This book paints a portrait of a successful politician according to early modern standards. Kingship is no longer understood as a divinely ordained institution, but is defined as goal-oriented policy-making, relying on conscious acting and the theatrical display of power.
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Volume: 
206
Format: 
Paperback
ISBN: 
9789042038837
Publication date: 
January 2014
€65,00
$91.00

Hidenaga Arai

Although remaining faithful to one’s personal desires without being unduly concerned with the outside world is considered a Lawrentian virtue, I would like to show another Lawrence who was sensitive enough to the outside world and to the social discourses of his time to employ elements of...
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Volume: 
205
Format: 
Paperback
ISBN: 
9789042038820
Publication date: 
January 2014
€37,00
$52.00

Anne Mounic

The spirit of the narrative is mankind’s reflexive consciousness, or poetic genius ‒ our unique access to ourselves, our desperate endeavour “to be REAL”. It brings to light the dark unknown which is the zest of our lives; it gives shape to the tremor of our inner souls &...
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Volume: 
204
Format: 
Paperback
ISBN: 
9789042038646
Publication date: 
January 2014
€56,00
$75.00

Marie N. Sørbø

As a novelist, Jane Austen has been particularly recognized for her ironic voice, which dominates all her stories and gives the readers a peculiar perspective on her world. Do film-makers want this, and if so, how do they transmit her attitude of amused distance?
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Volume: 
203
Format: 
Paperback
ISBN: 
9789042038462
Publication date: 
January 2014
€90,00
$120.00

Jessica Gildersleeve

Elizabeth Bowen and the Writing of Trauma analyses the treatment of memory and the past in Bowen’s writing through the lens of trauma theory. It draws on the theories of Jacques Derrida, Hélène Cixous, Julia Kristeva, Sigmund Freud, and Cathy Caruth.
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Volume: 
202
Format: 
Paperback
ISBN: 
9789042037991
Publication date: 
January 2014
€53,00
$71.00

Omar Sabbagh

The study makes use of philosophy, theology, psychoanalysis, and other sources, to re-describe, unlock and display the fertile ways in which time and historical experience are both manumitted within the tales analysed, and, recursively, within their reading experience.
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Volume: 
201
Format: 
Paperback
ISBN: 
9789042037823
Publication date: 
January 2014
€60,00
$80.00

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