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Title Dark nights, bright lights : night, darkness and illumination in literature / edited by Susanne Bach and Folkert Degenring
Published Berlin ; Boston : De Gruyter Mouton, 2015
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Description 1 online resource (pages cm)
Series Anglia book series ; 50
Buchreihe der Anglia ; 50. Bd
Contents Frontmatter -- Acknowledgements -- Table of Contents -- Introduction: Dark Nights, Bright Lights / Degenring, Folkert ; Bach, Susanne -- City Nights, City Lights in London Literature of the 1890s / Goetsch, Paul -- "The Hours of the Day and the Night Are Ours Equally": Dracula and the Lighting Technologies of Victorian London / Peker, Maria -- "Light of Life": Gender, Place, and Knowledge in H.G. Wells' Ann Veronica / Mildorf, Jarmila -- The Literary Realisation of Electric Light in the Early 20 / Leahy, Richard -- Public and Private Light in Virginia Woolf's Night and Day / Ludtke, Laura E. -- Serenading the Night in Benjamin Britten's Opus 31 / Gillett, Robert ; Wagner, Isabel -- Darkness Visible: Night, Light, and Liminality in Arthur Conan Doyle's The Hound of the Baskervilles and Jed Rubenfeld's The Death Instinct / Heiler, Lars -- The Blackout of Community: Charlotte Jones' The Dark / Butter, Stella -- Genre, Gender, Mythology: Functions of Light and Darkness in Terry Pratchett's Feet of Clay and Thud! / Sezi, Murat -- Twenty Thousand Lights Hanging from the Ceiling: Ecocatastrophe in Karen Thompson Walker's The Age of Miracles / Bach, Susanne -- On Behalf of the Dark? Functionalisations of Light Pollution in Fiction / Degenring, Folkert -- Index -- About the Contributors
Summary Night and day, light and darkness, shape our world: light signifies life, knowledge and all that is good, while darkness suggests death, ignorance and evil. And yet the darkness of the night allows not only nightmares but also dreams, it allows transformations unthinkable in the light of day. The present volume examines the interconnections of night and illumination across a broad range of literary texts
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes In English
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Subject Light and darkness in literature.
Night in literature.
Form Electronic book
Author Bach, Susanne, 1963- editor
Degenring, Folkert, editor
ISBN 3110415291 (electronic bk.)
3110415305 (electronic bk.)
9783110415292 (electronic bk.)
9783110415308 (electronic bk.)
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