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Twentieth Century Onwards



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C. S. Lewis: A Very Short Introduction


James Como

January 2019

Very Short Introductions

The writings of C.S. Lewis have a universal appeal. His Chronicles of Narnia are by far the best known, but he was also a prolific literary scholar, essayist, broadcaster, novelist, poet, and Christian apologist. Following the chronology of Lewis's life, James Como draws out the core themes of his writings, showing how his ideas evolved.

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Autobiography: A Very Short Introduction


Laura Marcus

July 2018

Very Short Introductions

Autobiography is one of the most popular of written forms. Laura Marcus defines what autobiographies are, considering their relationship with similar literary forms, and analysing the core themes in autobiographical writing. She also discusses how autobiography offers the most fundamental accounts of what it means to be a self in the world.

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Common Writing: Essays on Literary Culture and Public Debate


Stefan Collini

January 2018

In a series of penetrating and attractively readable essays, Stefan Collini, one of the most brilliant essayists of our time, explores aspects of the literary and intellectual culture of Britain in the twentieth century.

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The Reader in the Book: A Study of Spaces and Traces


Stephen Orgel

November 2017

Oxford Textual Perspectives

The Reader in the Book examines the history, archaeology, and sociology of the use of margins and other blank spaces in early modern books to shed light on reading practices, how books were read, and what early modern readerse wanted texts to tell them.

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The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge


Rainer Maria Rilke, Robert Vilain

May 2016

Oxford World's Classics

A landmark in the development of the twentieth-century novel, the Notebooks is the story of a young Danish aristocrat , told in a series of notes that explore Malte's life in Paris, childhood memories and reflections in highly crafted poetic prose. A radical departure from literary realism, it is an archetypal confrontation with the modern.

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The Liberation of Jerusalem


Torquato Tasso, Max Wickert, Mark Davie

February 2009

Oxford World's Classics

Tasso's epic poem concerns the capture of Jerusalem by the Crusaders in 1099, and combines the theme of war with romantic and magical tales of love between pagan and Christian. This is the first modern translation that faithfully reflects the sense and verse form of Tasso's hugely infuential masterpiece.

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Miss Julie and Other Plays


Johan August Strindberg, Michael Robinson

November 2008

Oxford World's Classics

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George Sand, Sylvia Raphael, Naomi Schor

June 2008

Oxford World's Classics

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Don Carlos and Mary Stuart


Friedrich Schiller, Hilary Collier Sy-Quia, Peter Oswald, Lesley Sharpe

June 2008

Oxford World's Classics

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