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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.

Publication Info. [Kraków] : Jagiellonian University Press, [2020]

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Edition First edition, Kraków 2020.
Description 1 online resource (169 pages)
Physical Medium polychrome
Description text file
Note Description based upon print version of record.
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 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.
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, Zoë 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.
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Subject Fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Chronological Term 20th century
Subject Fiction -- 21st century -- History and criticism.
Chronological Term 21st century
Subject Crises in literature.
Crises in literature.
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Added Author Biela, Katarzyna.
Kamińska, Aleksandra.
Lasak, Alicja.
Latała, Kinga.
Sosin, Sabina.
Other Form: Print version: Kamińska, Aleksandra Faces of Crisis in 20th- and 21st-Century Prose La Vergne : Jagiellonian University Press,c2021
ISBN 9788323371700 electronic book
8323371709 electronic book