Rebecca West Today: Contemporary Critical Approaches

Rebecca West Today: Contemporary Critical Approaches

by Bernard Schweizer (Editor)


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611492965
Publisher: University of Delaware Press
Publication date: 10/01/2006
Pages: 334
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Bernard Schweizer is assistant professor of English at Long Island University.

Table of Contents

Quick Guide to Discussions of Individual Works by West     7
Preface: Rebecca West's Politics: A Biographical Perspective   Carl Rollyson     9
Introduction   Bernard Schweizer     21
Historicist Analyses
Rebecca West's Shadowy Other   Phyllis Lassner     43
Rebecca West in South Africa: The Limits of Liberalism   Loretta Stec     64
The Azev Affair and The Birds Fall Down: A True Story on a Parallel Universe?   Peter G. Christensen     80
Gender Studies
Performing Women in The Fountain Overflows   Cheryl A. Wilson     99
Cordelia and Mrs. Crosthwaite: An Unpublished Chapter of This Real Night   Ann V. Norton     112
Music and the Feminine Art of Detail in Rebecca West's Harriet Hume   Francesca Frigerio     125
Issues in Aesthetics and Textuality
Sheepish Modernism: Rebecca West, the Adam Brothers, and the Taxonomies of Criticism   Debra Rae Cohen     143
Rebecca West, Aestheticism, and the Legacy of Oscar Wilde   Margaret D. Stetz     157
Versions and Palimpsests: Rebecca West's The Sentinel, Adela, and The Judge   Kathryn Laing     170
Philosophical Approaches
Renegotiating the Private and the Public Divide: Reconsidering Rebecca West's The Judge   Nancy L.Paxton     189
Rebecca West's "Strange Necessity:" Literature, Love, and the Good   Nattie Golubov     206
Rebecca West's Philosophy of History and the Critique of Postmodernism   Bernard Schweizer     223
Afterword: Unresolvable Pedagogy? Teaching Rebecca West   Bonnie Kime Scott     245
"Cordelia Chapter" (omitted from This Real Night)   Rebecca West     261
Notes on Editing the "Cordelia Chapter"   Ann V. Norton     310
Bibliography     313
Notes on Contributors     327
Index     331

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