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Literature and Culture at the Fin de Siecle written by Talia Schaffer

 

Literature and Culture at the Fin de Siecle written by Talia Schaffer

Overview:

Literature and Culture at the Fin de Siècle Talia Schaffer
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This unprecedented comprehensive anthology offers the most prominent and exciting examples of poetry, fiction, prose, and drama in fin-de-siècle literature.

This anticipated collection features well-known works by fin-de-siècle authors alongside non-canonical stories, poems, and articles. Organized into four thematic units — “Aestheticism,” “New Women,” “Mind and Body,” and “England and Its Others” — this text delves into the provocative topics relevant to this literary era.

Features

  • The first and only undergraduate reader on the fin-de-siècle offers famous poems, popular fiction, and controversial journalism, along with rare non-canonical texts, to suit broad surveys and single-topic seminars alike.
  • The readings provide a broad representation of popular and lesser-known authors, including Oscar Wilde, Rudyard Kipling, Walter Pater, A.E. Housman, Alice Maynell, Arthur Symons, and Una Ashworth Taylor.
  • Innovative juxtapositions of material offer a new perspective on well-known texts.
  • Headnotes, footnotes, and unit introductions supply brief, readable explanations to support and contextualize the readings.

Add Value for Students

Longman Publishers offers the following titles at a discount when packaged with Literature and Culture at the Fin de Siècle. Contact your Longman representative for an exam copy or a special package ISBN via www.ablongman.com/replocator.

  • Damrosch/Dettmar, et al, Longman Anthology of British Literature, Volume 2B: The Victorian Age
  • Damrosch/Dettmar, et al, Longman Anthology of British Literature, Volume 2C: The Twentieth Century
  • Wilde/Elfenbein, The Picture of Dorian Gray, A Longman Cultural Edition
  • Conrad/Kipling/Damrosch, Heart of Darkness, The Man Who Would Be King, and Other Works on Empire, A Longman Cultural Edition

Synopsis:

This unprecedented comprehensive anthology of short canonical readings on important topics in fin-de-siècle literature offers the most prominent examples of poetry, fiction, prose, and drama for thorough in-depth study. This anticipated collection features non-canonical stories, poems, and articles alongside well-known works by fin-de-siècle authors. By bringing to the forefront the definition and the significance of the fin-de-siècle movement, this anthology involves the reader in a continual scholarly endeavor. Organized into two thematic units, “Aestheticism” and “The New Women,” this text includes a range of authors: from Wilde and Kipling to Housman and Pater. Annotations and unit introductions supply brief, informative explanations to aid comprehension.

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