Delicacy

Delicacy Author David Foenkinos
ISBN-10 9781408830055
Release 2011-12-06
Pages 256
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He was passing by, she kissed him without thinking. Now she wonders whether she did the right thing. But Natalie isn't certain of anything anymore. One minute she was a happily married young woman, successful in her career, and convinced the future was full of promise. But when her husband was run over by a car, her whole world was turned upside down. Years later, still bruised with grief but desperate to move on with her life, she impulsively kisses her colleague Markus. For Natalie, the kiss is just a gratuitous act. For the awkward, unassuming Markus, it is the moment at which he falls hopelessly, helplessly in love. But how will he ever convince such a beautiful, intelligent but confused young woman that he is the man who can bring her back to life?



Nation and Novel

Nation and Novel Author Patrick Parrinder
ISBN-10 9780199264858
Release 2008
Pages 502
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Patrick Parrinder's new history of the English novel from its beginnings to the present day traces the form's distinctive and often subversive reflection of national identity across the centuries. From the early stories of rogues and criminals to present-day novels of immigration, fiction has played a major part in defining our ideas of England and Englishness. Nation and Novel provides both a comprehensive survey and also a new interpretation of theimportance of the English novel.



Delicacy by David Foenkinos Book Analysis

Delicacy by David Foenkinos  Book Analysis Author Bright Summaries,
ISBN-10 9782806288004
Release 2016-11-09
Pages 40
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Unlock the more straightforward side of Delicacy with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of Delicacy by David Foenkinos, the moving and beautifully written story of a young woman who battles through her grief and learns that it is possible to move on, and that external appearances are not always the most important thing. The work has received no fewer than ten prestigious literary awards and has been adapted by the author himself into a highly popular film starring Audrey Tatou. Foenkinos is a multi-talented, award-winning writer who skilfully demonstrates his gentle and humorous writing style with this stunning novel. Find out everything you need to know about Delicacy in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: A complete plot summary Character studies Key themes and symbols Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you in your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!



Eighteenth Century Sensibility and the Novel

Eighteenth Century Sensibility and the Novel Author Ann Jessie van Sant
ISBN-10 0521604583
Release 2004-05-20
Pages 143
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This study of sensibility in the eighteenth-century English novel discusses literary representations of suffering and responses to it in the social and scientific context of the period. The reader of novels shares with more scientific observers the activity of gazing on suffering, leading Ann Van Sant to explore the coincidence between the rhetoric of pathos and scientific presentation as they were applied to repentant prostitutes and children of the vagrant and criminal poor. The book goes on to explore the novel's location of psychological responses to suffering in physical forms. Van Sant invokes eighteenth-century debates about the relative status of sight and touch in epistemology and psychology, as a context for discussing the 'man of feeling' (notably in Sterne's A Sentimental Journey) - a spectator who registers his sensibility by physical means.



Our Modern Delicacy

 Our Modern Delicacy Author Marianne Burton
ISBN-10 OCLC:883436555
Release 2013
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Our Modern Delicacy has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Our Modern Delicacy also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Our Modern Delicacy book for free.



Jane Austen and the Didactic Novel

Jane Austen and the Didactic Novel Author Jan Fergus
ISBN-10 9781349061006
Release 1983-06-18
Pages 162
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Jane Austen and the Didactic Novel has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Jane Austen and the Didactic Novel also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Jane Austen and the Didactic Novel book for free.



The English Novel in History 1700 1780

The English Novel in History  1700 1780 Author John J. Richetti
ISBN-10 0415009502
Release 1999
Pages 290
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The English Novel in History 1700-1780 provides students with specific contexts for the early novel in response to a new understanding of eigtheenth-century Britain. It traces the social and moral representations of the period in extended readings of the major novelists, as well as evaluatiing the importance of lesser known ones. John Richetti traces the shifting subject matter of the novel, discussing: * scandalous and amatory fictions * criminal narratives of the early part of the century * the more disciplined, realistic, and didactic strain that appears in the 1740's and 1750's * novels promoting new ideas about the nature of domestic life * novels by women and how they relate to the shift of subject matter This original and useful book revises traditional literary history by considering novels from those years in the context of the transformation of Britain in the eighteenth century.



The English Novel in History 1700 1780

The English Novel in History 1700 1780 Author John Richetti
ISBN-10 9781134656424
Release 2003-09-02
Pages 304
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The English Novel in History 1700-1780 provides students with specific contexts for the early novel in response to a new understanding of eigtheenth-century Britain. It traces the social and moral representations of the period in extended readings of the major novelists, as well as evaluatiing the importance of lesser known ones. John Richetti traces the shifting subject matter of the novel, discussing: * scandalous and amatory fictions * criminal narratives of the early part of the century * the more disciplined, realistic, and didactic strain that appears in the 1740's and 1750's * novels promoting new ideas about the nature of domestic life * novels by women and how they relate to the shift of subject matter This original and useful book revises traditional literary history by considering novels from those years in the context of the transformation of Britain in the eighteenth century.



Novel Minds

Novel Minds Author R. Tierney-Hynes
ISBN-10 9781137033291
Release 2012-07-24
Pages 223
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Eighteenth-century philosophy owes much to the early novel. Using the figure of the romance reader this book tells a new story of eighteenth-century reading. The impressionable mind and mutable identity of the romance reader haunt eighteenth-century definitions of the self, and the seductions of fiction insist on making an appearance in philosophy.



Poets Are Eaten as a Delicacy in Japan

Poets Are Eaten as a Delicacy in Japan Author Tara West
ISBN-10 9781909718630
Release 2013-09-26
Pages 264
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Poets are Eaten as a Delicacy in Japan opens as thirty-year-old Tommie Shaw is shown a newspaper report by her Dettol-huffing sister Georgie, revealing that their estranged mother, Gloria, is set to expose the family's sad and sordid history in a scandalous new memoir. What follows is a hilarious and touching black comedy, as Tommy and Georgie's panic spirals and they clamber to control Gloria, while dealing with the painful legacy of their childhood in an eccentric Irish commune.



Redefining the Political Novel

Redefining the Political Novel Author Sharon M. Harris
ISBN-10 087049869X
Release 1995
Pages 200
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While critical studies of the American political novel date from the 1920s, such considerations of the genre have failed, whether wittingly or unwittingly, to recognize works by women. The exclusion is usually based on a distinction between "social" novels and "political" novels, and the result is an understanding of the "political" as a largely male province. In this thought-provoking collection of essays, the contributors seek not simply to add works by women to the canon of political novels but, rather, to demand a conceptual revolution - one that questions the very precepts on which the canon is based. This redefinition of the political novel takes many factors into account, including gender, race, and class and their relation to our most basic conceptions of literary and aesthetic value.



Music in the Georgian Novel

Music in the Georgian Novel Author Pierre Dubois
ISBN-10 9781107108509
Release 2015-08-31
Pages 320
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Music was an essential aspect of life in eighteenth-century Britain and plays a crucial role in the literary strategies of Georgian novels. This book is the first to investigate the literary representation of music in these works and explores the structural, dramatic and metaphorical roles of music in novels by authors ranging from Richardson to Austen. Pierre Dubois explores the meaning of 'musical scenes' by framing them within contemporary cultural issues, such as the critique of Italian opera or the theoretical shift from mimesis to the alleged autonomy and mystery of music. Focusing upon both eighteenth-century theories of music, and the way specific musical instruments were perceived in the collective imagination, Dubois suggests new interpretative perspectives for a whole range of novels of the Georgian era. This book will be of interest to a wide readership interested not only in literature, but also in music and cultural history at large.



Strange Gourmets

Strange Gourmets Author Joseph Litvak
ISBN-10 0822320169
Release 1997
Pages 181
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Theoretically sophisticated: How often has this term been used to distinguish a work of contemporary criticism and what, exactly, does it mean? In Strange Gourmets, Joseph Litvak does the risky business of providing the theoretical underpinnings of sophistication itself. Showing how the politics of sophistication pervades contemporary culture both in the mainstream and at the academic margins, Litvak reclaims sophistication from its negative connotations and turns the spotlight on those who, even as they demonise sophistication, surreptitiously and extensively use it. Though commonly thought of as a kind of worldliness at its best and an elitist snobbery at its worst, sophistication, Litvak reminds us, remains tied to its earlier, if forgotten, meaning of "perversion" - a perversion whose avatars are the homosexual and the intellectual. Proceeding with his investigations from a specifically gay academic perspective, Litvak presents thoroughly inventive readings of novels by Austen, Thackeray, and Proust, and of theoretical works by Adorno and Barthes, each text epitomising sophistication in one of its more familiar modes. Among the issues he explores are the ways in which these texts teach sophistication, the embarrassment that sophistication causes the sophisticated, and how the class politics of sophistication are inseparable from its sexual politics. Helping gay, queer, feminist, and other provocative critics to make the most of their bad publicity, Litvak mindfully celebrates sophistication's economy of taste and pleasure. His strategy is to reveal culture as a contest of sophistications in which the winners are often those who best disguise their sophistication. In the process, Strange Gourmets links the history of the novel, aesthetic theory, sociology of culture, and the state of contemporary academic writing, while turning literary criticism, cultural studies, and queer theory into contexts for each other.



The Writing Life of Hugh Kelly

The Writing Life of Hugh Kelly Author Robert R. Bataille
ISBN-10 0809322889
Release 2000
Pages 206
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Robert R. Bataille demonstrates convincingly that between 1767 and 1777, Anglo-Irish writer Hugh Kelly made major contributions in three areas of British culture: politics, journalism, and theater. Bataille shows how all three activities were integrated in Kelly’s life, suggesting that such interrelationships often existed in the rough and ready London culture during the early reign of King George III. When he discovered several newspaper campaigns that Kelly orchestrated as a paid political propagandist for George III and his ministers, Bataille understood in part how important Kelly was to his era. In his capacity as propagandist, Kelly defended Hanoverian colonial policies on the eve of the American Revolution, served as a key opponent of the radical Wilkites, and promoted the acceptance of the 1774 Quebec Bill, which established, among other things, the right of the recently defeated French citizens of Quebec to maintain the French language. A belletristic journalist, Kelly published theater reviews and essays that played a major role in shaping the taste of his era. He wrote in defense of the controversial sentimental drama, and whenever he could, he promoted the major theatrical figure of the age, David Garrick. Under his editorship, the newspaper Public Ledger became a leading source of theater information. Seeking to raise the status of the profession of journalism, he wrote essays and articles that provided his middle-class readers with an insider’s view of the operations of the journalist. Assessing Kelly’s contributions to the novel and drama, Bataille argues that this powerful journalist stands in the vanguard in the larger struggle against traditional attitudes supporting male superiority and aristocratic privilege. Kelly wrote in favor of gender equality and middle-class respectability, striving to inculcate what modern scholars refer to as the values of sensibility. Bataille also argues, however, that Kelly knew his audience. Instrumental in the rise of professional writing and popular culture, he understood that he had to observe the needs of his audience, detecting cultural trends and using the skills of the rhetorician.



The Sylph a Novel By Georgiana Cavendish Duchess of Devonshire

The Sylph  a Novel   By Georgiana Cavendish  Duchess of Devonshire  Author
ISBN-10 BL:A0019754038
Release 1780
Pages 262
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The Sylph a Novel By Georgiana Cavendish Duchess of Devonshire has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Sylph a Novel By Georgiana Cavendish Duchess of Devonshire also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Sylph a Novel By Georgiana Cavendish Duchess of Devonshire book for free.



The Family Marriage and Radicalism in British Women s Novels of the 1790s

The Family  Marriage  and Radicalism in British Women s Novels of the 1790s Author Jennifer Golightly
ISBN-10 9781611483611
Release 2012-02-01
Pages 156
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This book explores the ways in which five female radical novelists of the 1790s—Elizabeth Inchbald, Eliza Fenwick, Mary Hays, Charlotte Smith, and Mary Wollstonecraft—attempt to use the components of private life to work toward widespread social reform. These writers depict the conjugal family as the site for a potential reformation of the prejudices and flaws of the biological family. The biological family in the radical novels of female writers is fraught with problems: greed and selfishness pervert the relationships between siblings, and neglect and ignorance characterize the parenting received by the heroines. Additionally, the radical novelists, responding to representations of biological families as inherently restrictive for unmarried women, develop the notion of marriage to a certain type of man as a social duty. Marriage between two properly sensible people who have both cultivated their reason and understanding and who can live together as equals, sharing domestic responsibilities, is shown to be an ideal with the power to create social change. Positioning their depictions of marriage in opposition to earlier feminist depictions of female utopian societies, the female radical novelists of the 1790s strive to depict relationships between men and women that are characterized by cooperation, individual autonomy, and equality. What is most important about these depictions is their ultimate failure. Most of the female radical novelists find such marriages nearly impossible to conceptualize. Marriage, for many of the female radical novelists, was an institution they perceived as inextricably related to (male) concerns about property and inescapably patriarchal under the marriage laws of late eighteenth-century British society. Unions between two worthy individuals outside the boundaries of marriage are shown in the female radical novels to be equally problematic: sex inevitably is the basis for such unions, yet sex leaves women vulnerable to exploitation by men. Rather than the triumph, therefore, of what comes to be in these novels the male-associated values of property and power through marriage, the female radical novels end by suggesting an alternative community, one that will shelter those members of society who are most frequently exploited in male attempts to accumulate this property and power: women, servants, and children.



The Book of Skin

The Book of Skin Author Steven Connor
ISBN-10 0801488931
Release 2004
Pages 304
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The Book of Skin explores the amazingly varied meanings of human skin in Western culture from classical times to the here and now. Every aspect and nuance of skin in history is to be found here: its poetry as well as its pathology, the chromatics of its pigmentation, the destructive rage exercised against it in violent fantasies, the shivering titillations of itch, the intensities and attenuations of erotic touch, blushing, suntanning, tattooing, flaying, stigmata, scarification, moles, birthmarks, massage, ointments and aromatics.