The Broadview Anthology of British Literature: Volume 6B: The Twentieth Century and Beyond: From 1945 to the Twenty-First Century / Edition 1

The Broadview Anthology of British Literature: Volume 6B: The Twentieth Century and Beyond: From 1945 to the Twenty-First Century / Edition 1

by Joseph Black
     
 

ISBN-10: 1551119242

ISBN-13: 9781551119243

Pub. Date: 05/22/2008

Publisher: Broadview Press

In all six of its volumes The Broadview Anthology of British Literature presents British literature in a truly distinctive light. Fully grounded in sound literary and historical scholarship, the anthology takes a fresh approach to many canonical authors, and includes a wide selection of work by lesser-known writers. The anthology also provides

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In all six of its volumes The Broadview Anthology of British Literature presents British literature in a truly distinctive light. Fully grounded in sound literary and historical scholarship, the anthology takes a fresh approach to many canonical authors, and includes a wide selection of work by lesser-known writers. The anthology also provides wide-ranging coverage of the worldwide connections of British literature, and it pays attention throughout to issues of race, gender, class, and sexual orientation. It includes comprehensive introductions to each period, providing in each case an overview of the historical and cultural as well as the literary background. It features accessible and engaging headnotes for all authors, extensive explanatory annotations throughout, and an unparalleled number of illustrations and contextual materials, offering additional perspectives both on individual texts and on larger social and cultural developments. Innovative, authoritative, and comprehensive, The Broadview Anthology of British Literature embodies a consistently fresh approach to the study of literature and literary history.

The full Broadview Anthology of British Literature comprises six bound volumes, together with an extensive website component; the latter has been edited, annotated, and designed according to the same high standards as the bound book component of the anthology, and is accessible through the broadviewpress.come website by using the passcode obtained with the purchase of one or more of the bound volumes.

Highlights of Volume 6: The Twentieth Century and Beyond include: Joseph Conrad’s “The Secret Sharer,” “An Outpost of Progress,” an essay on the Titanic, and a substantial range of background materials, including documents on the exploitation of central Africa that set “An Outpost of Progress” in vivid context; and a large selection of late twentieth and early twenty-first century writers such as Ian McEwan, Kazuo Ishiguro, and Zadie Smith.

For the convenience of those whose focus does not extend to the full period covered in the final volume of The Broadview Anthology of British Literature (Volume 6: The Twentieth Century and Beyond), that volume is now available either in its original one-volume format or in this alternative two-volume format, with Volume 6a (The Early Twentieth Century) extending to the end of WWII, and Volume 6b (The Late Twentieth Century and Beyond) covering from WWII into the present century.

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ISBN-13:
9781551119243
Publisher:
Broadview Press
Publication date:
05/22/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
564
Product dimensions:
7.75(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.62(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction to The Late Twentieth Century and Beyond: 1945 to the Twenty-First Century
The End of the War and the Coming of the Welfare State
The End of Empire
From the 1960s to Century's End
Ireland, Scotland, Wales
The New Millennium
The History of the English Language
LEONORA CARRINGTON
The Debutante
DORIS LESSING
To Room Nineteen from The Golden Notebook from "Introduction" to the 1971 edition
DYLAN THOMAS
The Force That Through the Green Fuse Drives the Flower
Fern Hill
Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night
A Refusal To Mourn The Death, By Fire, Of A Child In London
In Context: Dylan Thomas in America from John Malcolm Brinnin, Dylan Thomas in America: An Intimate Journal
JUDITH WRIGHT
Woman to Man
The Bull
Woman to Child
At Cooloola
Sports Field
Two Dreamtimes from A Human Pattern: Selected Poems
"Foreword"
P.K. PAGE
The Stenographers
The Landlady
Ecce Homo
Stories of Snow
Young Girls
After Rain
Nursing Home from "Address At Simon Fraser"
Planet Earth
Calgary
PENELOPE FITZGERALD
The Axe
GRAHAM GREENE
The Basement Room
In Context: Reflections on Writing and Filmmaking
"Preface" to The Fallen Idol from "Interview with Marie-Francoise Allain"
LESLIE NORRIS
At the Grave of Dylan Thomas
The Ballad of Billy Rose
Water
The Green Bridge
The Hawk Maps His Country
Borders
Bridal Veil Falls, Early Winter
PHILIP LARKIN
Days
Church Going
Talking in Bed
Dockery and Son
Annus Mirabilis
High Windows
This Be The Verse
Vers de Societe
The Old Fools
Aubade
CONTEXTS: POWER, POLITICS, AND THE BOOK
The Case of Mrs Warren's Profession from An Act for Regulating Theatres, 1843
Bernard Shaw et al., "The Censorship of Plays"
"Not Bloody Likely": The Case of Pygmalion from Bernard Shaw, Pygmalion, Act 3
The Case of Ulysses from Hon. John M. Woolsey, United States District Court, Decision in United States of America v. One Book Called "Ulysses"
from James Joyce, Ulysses, Episode 18: Penelope
Publishing "Unnatural Politics": Bernard Shaw's Common Sense about the War from Bernard Shaw, Common Sense about the War
The Case of J.B. Priestley's Wartime Broadcasts: "He Gave Us... An Ideology"
from "Less Bread and More Taxes"
from "A Few Words to the Pot-and-Kettle Theorists"
from "First Anniversary of the War"
from "Going North"
The Case of Lady Chatterley's Lover from The Obscene Publications Act from D.H. Lawrence, Lady Chatterley's Lover, Chapter 3
from Mervyn Griffith-Jones, Address to the Jury, Regina v. Penguin Books Limited from Gerald Gardiner, Address to the Jury, Regina v. Penguin Books Limited from Dame Rebecca West, Testimony on Behalf of the Defense, Regina v. Penguin Books Limited from Sir Allen Lane, Testimony on Behalf of the Defense, Regina v. Penguin Books Limited
The Case of The Satanic Verses
ALAN SILLITOE
The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner
In Context: "Angry Young Men"
from John Osborne, A Better Class of Person: An Autobiography
Passing Looks at Christmas
THOM GUNN
The Wound
Tamer and Hawk
To His Cynical Mistress
The Hug
The Missing
HAROLD PINTER
The Homecoming
TED HUGHES
The Thought-Fox
Pike
Wodwo
Theology
A Childish Prank
The Seven Sorrows
Heptonstall Old Church
You Hated Spain
Daffodils
A.S. BYATT
The July Ghost
CONTEXTS: PUBLIC VOICES: THE END OF EMPIRE AND A NEW BRITAIN
The "Quit India" Movement from Mohandas K. Gandhi, "Speech to the All India Congress Committee"
from Sir Stafford Cripps, "Statement on India"
from Martin Luther King, "The Birth of a New Nation"
from Harold Macmillan, "Speech Made to the South Africa Parliament"
from Manmohan Singh, "Acceptance Speech on the Occasion of the Awarding of the Degree of Doctor of Civil Law, Honoris Causa"
from Winston Churchill, "Campaign Speech"
from Clement Attlee, "Speech on the King's Address"
from Enoch Powell, "Speech on Race and Immigration"
from Margaret Thatcher, "Speech to the Conservative Party Conference"
from Tony Blair, "Speech to the Labour Party Conference"
from Tony Blair, "Speech on the War in Iraq and Global Terrorism"
CHINUA ACHEBE
The Sacrificial Egg from "An Image of Africa: Racism in Conrad’s Heart of Darkness"
DEREK WALCOTT
A Far Cry from Africa
Ruins of a Great House
A Letter from Brooklyn from Midsummer
52
SEAMUS HEANEY
Digging
Thatcher
The Wife's Tale
The Grauballe Man
Punishment
Casualty
Seeing Things
Englands of the Mind
ALICE MUNRO
Silence
The View from Castle Rock
NGUGI WA THIONG’O
from Decolonising the Mind
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
LES MURRAY
An Absolutely Ordinary Rainbow
Bent Water in the Tasmanian Highland
The Quality of Sprawl
Pigs
The Mare out on the Road
MARGARET ATWOOD
Further Arrivals
Death of a Young Son by Drowning
The Immigrants
Later in Belleville: Career
Daguerreotype Taken in Old Age
Thoughts from Underground
A Bus along St. Clair: December
We are hard
[you fit into me]
"The Handmaid’s Tale and Oryx and Crake in Context"
In Context: Susanna Moodie from Susanna Moodie, Roughing it in the Bush from Susanna Moodie, Life in the Clearings versus the Bush
MICHAEL ONDAATJE
Letters & Other Worlds
Travels in Ceylon (from Running in the Family)
TOM STOPPARD
Professional Foul
CARYL CHURCHILL
Top Girls
ANGELA CARTER
The Bloody Chamber
JOHN CLEESE AND GRAHAM CHAPMAN
from Monty Python’s Flying Circus
Dead Parrot Sketch
Pet Conversation
Dirty Hungarian Phrasebook
Spam
SALMAN RUSHDIE
Is Nothing Sacred?
IAN McEWAN
Last Day of Summer
PAUL MULDOON
Good Friday, 1971. Driving Westward
Our Lady Of Ardboe
The Sightseers
Cherish The Ladies
Milkweed And Monarch
The Plot
Anonymous: Myself And Pangur
KAZUO ISHIGURO
A Village After Dark
HANIF KUREISHI
My Son the Fanatic
DAVID DABYDEEN
Slave Song
Coolie Odyssey from Turner: New and Selected Poems
"Preface"
Turner
CAROL ANN DUFFY
Stealing
Adultery
The Good Teachers
Drunk
Mean Time
Mrs. Lazarus
Wish
Rapture
DIRECTIONS IN LATE TWENTIETH- AND EARLY TWENTY-FIRST-CENTURY POETRY
Geoffrey Hill from Mercian Hymns
A Short History of British India (2)
from The Triumph of Love
Tony Harrison
Them & [uz]
t'Ark from V
from Sonnets for August 1945
The Morning After
Tom Raworth
Out of A Sudden
Looking for Language
David Harsent
Art
Craig Raine
A Martian Sends a Postcard Home
Eavan Boland
Night Feed
Anna Liffey
Listen. This is the Noise of Myth
Against Love Poetry
Veronica Forrest-Thomson
Identi-Kit
Phrase-Book
James Fenton
A German Requiem
Grace Nichols
Skanking Englishman Between Trains
Epilogue
Love
White
Medbh McGuckian
Slips
The Sofa
The Dream-Language of Fergus
Maggie O'Sullivan from "Starlings"
Linton Kwesi Johnson
Inglan Is a Bitch
Monica Alvi
And If
How the World Split in Two
Jean Binta Breeze earth cries
Gwyneth Lewis
Mother Tongue
Jackie Kay
In My Country
High Land
Simon Armitage
The English
It Could Be You
Alice Oswald
Wedding
Woods etc.
Caitriona O'Reilly
Hide
A Brief History of Light
BERNARDINE EVARISTO
from Lara
One (1949, Taiwo)
JEANETTE WINTERSON
Lives of Saints
ZADIE SMITH
Hanwell in Hell
APPENDICES
Reading Poetry
Maps
Monarchs and Prime Ministers of Great Britain
Glossary of Terms
Texts and Contexts: A Chronological Chart
Bibliography
Permissions Acknowledgments
Index of First Lines
Index of Authors and Titles

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