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What Lies Within: Parentheses and Ambiguity in Poetry of the Twentieth Century
”…the parenthesis has tended to be misinterpreted as referring simply to brackets and their contents. It is therefore important to highlight the distinction between parentheses and the syntax conventionally used to denote one.”
From: The Pequod MLA: “Title of the Article/Page.” The Pequod. dd mon.m yyyy. dd mon. yyyy .
The Book Market II
“The literary marketplace has always had three essential elements: authorship, publishing and audience. Each of these has been shaped by market forces from the very beginning, and each in its own way has mirrored the successive phases of Western capitalism –pre-industrial/pre-modern, industrial/modern and, in the last fifty years, post-industrial and postmodern. Our immediate concern is with the literary marketplace in the last of these phases, but as we consider how that market has changed since World War II, it will be important to keep in mind that at least some of its features are perennial.”
Contains: Historical Context
Author: Unsworth, John
From: Columbia History of the American Novel
The Children’s Literature Web Guide
“The Children’s Literature Web Guide is an attempt to gather together and categorize the growing number of Internet resources related to books for Children and Young Adults.” Includes bibliographies, awards, and links to everything from sites on particular authors to teaching resources.
Author: David K. Brown
Defining Postmodernism
This page attempts to give an extended (approx. 1 page) definition of postmodernism.
Author: James Morley
From: Postmodern Culture
Focus on Robert Graves and His Contemporaries
“Focus on Robert Graves and His Contemporaries is an international, interdisciplinary journal devoted to furtheringdiscussion on the cultural impact of the Great War.” Offers some essays online, as well as a number of good links.
Author: Richard Schumaker, editor
A Guide to Classic Mystery and Detection
“This is an educational site containing reading lists and essays on great mysteries, mainly of the pre 1960 era.”
Author: Michael E. Grost
Keywords: Mystery, Detective
In the Brothel of Modernism: Picasso and Joyce
” My response is that modernism, especially around its Parisian center of activity, was indeed a masculist activity that positioned women voyeuristically and turned would-be agents into patients to an astonishing extent. The careers of Djuna Barnes and Jean Rhys, for instance, show how difficult it was–and what a price had to be paid–for a woman to function as a modernist writer in Paris. My argument, then, is that modernism was never a level playing field but was a gendered movement, driven by the anxieties and ambivalences of male artists and writers–anxieties and ambivalences that worked to bring the figure of the prostitute to the center of the modernist stage.”
Contains: Historical Context
Author: Robert Scholes
The Literary Gothic
“The Literary Gothic is a Web site for all things concerned with literary Gothicism, whichincludes ghost stories, “classic” Gothic fiction (1764-1820), and related pre- and post-Gothic and supernaturalist literature prior to the mid-twentieth century. ” The “General Resources” category will be the most useful, containing many links to critical sites and essays. Author and title sections list primarily online texts, with some criticism mixed in.
Contains: Historical Context
Lost Poets of the Great War
This site contains links to information about World War I poets, the chronology of the war, and other pertinent details
Contains: Historical Context
Author: Rusche, Harry
Postmodernism and the Postmodern Novel
Rather than try to define postmodernism, this brief statement describes postmodernism by example.
Author: Christopher Keep and Tim McLaughlin
Science Fiction Research Bibliography
“A Bibliography of Science Fiction Secondary Materials.”
Author: Paul Brians
From: Course Materials, Including Study Guides to Various Works http://www.wsu.edu:8001/~brians/guides_index.html
Twentieth Century Literature Sites
A list of annotated links to major sites.
Author: Marlene Manoff
WHAT’S A GUINEA? Money and Coinage in Victorian and 20th Century Britain
This site explains the curious monetary system of pre-1968 Britain. Find here the relationships between pence, shillings, pounds, florins, sovreigns, crowns, half-crowns and guineas.
Contains: Historical Context,
Author: Paul Lewis

Authors in British: 20th Century literature:

Peter Ackroyd (1949 – )Martin Amis (1949 – )
W. H. Auden (1907 – 1973)Julian Barnes (1946 – )
Pat Barker (1943 – )E.F. Benson (1867 – 1940)
Algernon Blackwood (1869 – 1951)A.S. Byatt (1936 – )
Angela Carter (1940 – 1992)Arthur C. Clarke (1917 – 2008)
Joseph Conrad (1857 – 1924)Wendy Cope (1945 – )
Margaret Drabble (1939 – )Daphne Du Maurier (1907 – 1989)
Lord Edward Dunsany (1878 – 1957)Lawrence Durrell (1912 – 1990)
T. S. Eliot (1888 – 1965)E. M. Forster (1879 – 1970)
John Fowles (1926 – )Lewis Grassic Gibbon (1901 – 1935)
Sir William Golding (1911 – 1993)Robert Graves (1895 – 1985)
Graham Greene (1904 – 1991)Henry Green (1905 – 1973)
Lavinia Greenlaw (1962 – )James Hanley (1901 – 1985)
Wilson Harris (1921 – )Geoffrey Hill (1932 – )
William Hope Hodgson (1877 – 1918)Ted Hughes (1930 – 1998)
Aldous Huxley (1894 – 1963)Kazuo Ishiguro (1954 – )
C.L.R. James (1901 – 1989)Mukul Kesavan ( – )
George William Lamming (1927 – )D. H. Lawrence (1885 – 1930)
Rosamond Nina Lehman (1901 – 1990)Doris Lessing (1919 – )
Josephine Aimee Campbell Leslie (1898 – 1979)C. S. Lewis (1898 – 1963)
David Lodge (1935 – )Malcolm Lowry (1909 – 1957)
Mina Loy (1882 – 1966)Elizabeth Mackintosh (1897 – 1952)
Dame Rose Macaulay (1881 – 1958)Arthur Machen (1863 – 1947)
Katherine Mansfield (1888 – 1923)W. Somerset Maugham (1874 – 1965)
Charlotte Mew (1869 – 1929)A. A. Milne (1882 – 1956)
Geraldine Monk (1952 – )Alan Moore (1953 – )
Wendy Mulford (1941 – )Iris Murdoch (1919 – 1999)
V.S. Naipaul (1932 – )E. Nesbit (1858 – 1924)
George Orwell (1903 – 1950)Caryl Phillips (1958 – )
Terry Pratchett (1948 – )Craig Raine (1944 – )
Henry Reed (1914 – 1986)Mary Renault (1905 – 1983)
Jean Rhys (1894 – 1979)Denise Riley (1948 – )
Michele Roberts (1949 – )Salman Rushdie (1947 – )
Saki (1870 – 1916)Paul Sayer (1955 – )
Olive Schreiner (1855 – 1920)M. P. Shiel (1865 – 1947)
Muriel Spark (1918 – )Olaf Stapledon (1886 – 1950)
Graham Swift (1949 – )Dylan Marlais Thomas (1914 – 1953)
J. R. R. Tolkien (1892 – 1973)John Ernest Tranter (1943 – )
Sylvia Townsend Warner (1893 – 1978)E. L. Grant Watson (1885 – 1970)
Evelyn Waugh (1902 – 1966)H. G. Wells (1866 – 1946)
Charles Williams (1886 – 1945)Jeanette Winterson (1959 – )
Virginia Woolf (1882 – 1941)Judith Wright (1915 – )
John Wyndham (1903 – 1969)

Last Updated Mar 25, 2014