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‘Absolute circumstance’: Mairi MacInnes

Peter Robinson.

in Twentieth Century Poetry

January 2005; p ublished online September 2007 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 7717 words.

This chapter examines the conflicts in Mairi MacInnes's poetry, fiction, and memoirs between creative freedom, domestic ties, the love of home, and expatriation. It draws upon her memoirs...

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‘A Yes without a No’

Derek Attridge.

in Beyond the Ancient Quarrel

December 2017; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 8597 words.

Derek Attridge’s chapter takes Coetzee’s short story, ‘The Old Woman and the Cats’ (2013), as the starting point for an exploration of the divergence between rational accounts of the good,...

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“Come buy, come buy”

Kathryn Simpson.

in Contradictory Woolf

June 2012; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 4518 words.

This chapter explores Virginia Woolf's contradictory relationship to the literary marketplace by focusing on her anti-Semitism in the short story “The Duchess and the Jeweller” (1938)....

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Desire, Disgust, Democracy

Nathan Wolff.

in Not Quite Hope and Other Political Emotions in the Gilded Age

December 2018; p ublished online February 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 11828 words.

This chapter argues that Henry Adams’s Democracy: An American Novel (1880) offers a complex meditation on disgust’s capacity either to squelch or to express a desire for the political....

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Becoming Ray Bradbury

Jonathan R. Eller.

August 2011; p ublished online April 2017 .

Book. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 360 pages.

This book chronicles the making of an iconic American writer by exploring Ray Bradbury's childhood and early years of his long life in fiction, film, television, radio, and theater. It...

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‘The Saga of Siegmund’ and the Test on Lawrence, 1909–1910

Neil Roberts.

in Sons and Lovers: The Biography of a Novel

January 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 7698 words.

At the end of 1909 Lawrence suddenly decided that he wanted a sexual relationship with Jessie Chambers, after having denied this for years. This chapter examines the background to the...

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“The Squeak of the Hinge”: Hinging and Swinging in Woolf and Mansfield

Gill Lowe.

in Virginia Woolf and Her Female Contemporaries

June 2016; p ublished online May 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 3620 words.

This paper explores the concept of the hinge in Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway and Katherine Mansfield short fiction. It analyses instances of instability in these texts: psychological,...

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