Aspects of Bloomsbury

Studies in Modern English Literary and Intellectual History

Author: S. Rosenbaum

Publisher: Springer


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 215

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Much of the widespread interest in the Bloomsbury Group over the past quarter-century has been biographical, yet without the Group's works there would be little interest in their lives. The studies in literary and intellectual history and collected in this volume are chiefly concerned with these works. Subjects covered in the eight essays include an analysis of the philosophical assumption of Virginia Woolf's fiction, an assessment of J M Keyne's account of D H Lawrence's reactions to Cambridge, discussions of the literary backgrounds of E M Forster's Aspects of the Novel and Virginia Woolf's A Room of One's Own , a consideration of the Woolfs' work as printers and publishers, and a history of Ludwig Wittgenstein's relations with the Bloomsbury Group.

Museums in Motion

An Introduction to the History and Functions of Museums

Author: Edward P. Alexander

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 390

View: 248

Here is a complete introduction to the history of museums, types of museums, and the key functions museums play in the 21st century. This new edition features “Museums in Motion Today” where museum professionals provide their perspectives on where museums are and where they are going. Each chapter is amply illustrated.

Between Literature and Painting

Three Australian Women Writers

Author: Roberta Buffi

Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing


Category: Literary Collections

Page: 213

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Janine Burke, Beverley Farmer, and Drusilla Modjeska have made a significant contribution to Australian women's writing at the end of the twentieth century. Their original, bold narratives convey a sense of plurality and the unfixed nature of femininity in representation. By investigating the aesthetic, theoretical, and literary perspectives that ground modernism and postmodernism and by analyzing the effects that distinguish certain aspects of contemporary European paintings as well as some modernist women's visual configurations and self-constructions, Roberta Buffi explores how the fictions produced by these three Australian women writers are informed by particular linguistic and visual notions. Buffi argues how the visual-both as a subject matter and as a conspicuous quality of their prose styles-constitutes an underlying narrative strategy in their work, which adds new perspectives to available literary and theoretical frameworks in which preoccupations of feminine subjectivity are at stake. &la" Roberta Buffi's study of Australian art has updated and enhanced the outstanding Italian and Mediterranean tradition of intellectual criticism of the visual arts. (Bernard J. Hickey, Professor of Australian Literature, University of Lecce, Italy). &la" The originality of Roberta Buffi's investigation lies in its sustained intelligent and perceptive attention to the aesthetic concerns and qualities of three contemporary women writers in Australia for whom art is a major theme. (Bruce Bennett, Professor of English, University College, Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra).

Elizabeth I's Foreign Correspondence

Letters, Rhetoric, and Politics

Author: C. Bajetta

Publisher: Springer


Category: History

Page: 269

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Though Elizabeth I never left England, she wrote extensively to correspondents abroad, and these letters were of central importance to the politics of the period. This volume presents the findings of a major international research project on this correspondence, including newly edited translations of 15 of Elizabeth's letters in foreign languages.

The Collectors

Author: David Baldacci

Publisher: Pan Macmillan


Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 788

The Collectors by bestselling sensation David Baldacci is the exciting second instalment of a breathtaking series. Oliver Stone – the leader of four highly skilled misfits who call themselves the Camel Club. Their mission – to hold America’s political elite to account. Washington DC. The Speaker of the House of Representatives is assassinated in broad daylight. Then the head of the Rare Books Division at the Library of Congress is found dead amongst his cherished collection. While chaos engulfs the city, only the Camel Club can make the connection that exists between the two murders. Joining forces with a beautiful con artist, Stone and his team need all the help they can get as they enter a world of espionage that threatens to bring America to its knees . . . The Collectors is followed by Stone Cold, Divine Justice and Hell's Corner.