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Title Faces of crisis in 20th- and 21st-century prose : an anthology of criticism / edited by Katarzyna Biela, Aleksandra Kamińska, Alicja Lasak, Kinga Latała, Sabina Sosin
Edition First edition, Krak̤w 2020
Published [Krak̤w] : Jagiellonian University Press, [2020]
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Description 1 online resource (169 pages)
Contents Intro -- Editorial Page -- Table of contents -- Foreword -- Literature as Crisis -- PART 1:SELVES IN CRISIS -- "He Was a Full Man, and She butan Empty Woman" -- "I Felt I Was a German, and Proudto Be a German" -- Crisis of Identity in Daphnedu Maurier's Rebecca -- Dissociation of the Female Protagonistin Ann Quin's Passages -- PART 2:BONDS IN CRISIS -- Meeting as a Cure for Crisis -- The Representation of the SocialIdentity Crisis in Lady Chatterley's Loverby D. H. Lawrence -- Family Crisis Triggered by World War II
"And There Was Nothing Left in HisInner World but a Silent, DevastatedLandscape" -- PART 3:WORLDS IN CRISIS -- 2084. The End of the World -- South Africa, Scotland,and Displacement -- Crisis of Humanity -- The Maximum City. Bombay Lost andFound -- About the Authors
Summary Faces of Crisis in 20th-and 21st-Century Prose. An Anthology of Criticism offers a unique overview of the motif of crisis tackled by 20th-and 21st-century novelists. In one way or another, crisis has always been an inevitable part of our lives and it is still a central aspect of the contemporary world, in which we are constantly inundated with information about economic, environmental, and health threats.The anthology is divided into three parts pertaining to the main themes of the articles. The first section "Selves in Crisis" is concerned with personal and identity crisis. The second part "Bonds in Crisis" is devoted to interpersonal relationships and family ties. The third section "Worlds in Crisis" deals with threats on a global scale, both in the present and in the future. Focused on the main theme, literary scholars from different European universities tackle the problem of crisis from various perspectives, analysing works by authors such as James Joyce, Vita Sackville-West, Charles Hamilton Sorley, Daphne du Maurier, D.H. Lawrence, B.S. Johnson, Ann Quin, Zo︠ Wicomb, Rachel Seiffert, Sarah Waters, Diane Setterfield, Boualem Sansal, Philip K. Dick, and Suketu Mehta.The anthology opens with the article "Literature as Crisis" written by Dr Richard Brown from the University of Leeds, UK. Other articles are authored by young scholars representing universities both in Poland and abroad
This book offers innovative readings of the motif of crisis as explored by twentieth- and twenty-first-century novelists, spanning personal and identity crisis, interpersonal relationships and family ties, and threats on a global scale
Notes Description based upon print version of record
Subject Crises in literature.
Fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Fiction -- 21st century -- History and criticism
Crises in literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Biela, Katarzyna
Kamińska, Aleksandra.
Lasak, Alicja
Latała, Kinga
Sosin, Sabina
ISBN 8323371709