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The Resource Common reading : critics, historians, publics, Stefan Collini

Common reading : critics, historians, publics, Stefan Collini

Label
Common reading : critics, historians, publics
Title
Common reading
Title remainder
critics, historians, publics
Statement of responsibility
Stefan Collini
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this series of penetrating and attractively readable essays, Stefan Collini explores aspects of the literary and intellectual culture of Britain from the early twentieth century to the present. Collini focuses on critics and historians who wrote for a non-specialist readership, and on the periodicals and other genres through which they attempted to reach that readership." "Among the critics discussed are Cyril Connolly, V.S. Pritchett, Aldous Huxley, Rebecca West, Edmund Wilson, and George Orwell, while the historians include A.L. Rowse, Arthur Bryant, E.H. Carr, and E.P. Thompson. There are also essays on wider themes such as the fate of 'general' periodicals, the history of reading, the role of criticism, changing conceptions of 'culture', the limitations of biography, and the functions of universities. Explicitly addressed to 'the non-specialist reader', these essays make some of the fruits of detailed scholarly research in various fields available to a wider audience, while maintaining rigorous standards of analysis. The book will engage readers interested in literature, history, and contemporary cultural debate."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Collini, Stefan
Dewey number
801/.95
Index
index present
LC call number
PR63
LC item number
.C66 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Criticism
  • English prose literature
  • Book reviewing
  • Literature
  • Books and reading
  • Great Britain
Label
Common reading : critics, historians, publics, Stefan Collini
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [341]-347) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
On no getting on with it: the criticism of Cyril Connolly -- Rolling it out: V.S. Pritchett's writing life -- The great seer: Aldous Huxley's visions -- Performance: the critical authority of Rebecca West -- Man of letters as hero: the energy of Edmund Wilson -- Plain speaking: the lives of George Orwell -- Believing in oneself: the career of Stephen Spender -- Smacking: the letters of William Empson -- Disappointment: A.L. Rowse in his diaries -- Believing in England: Arthur Bryant, historian as man of letters -- Believing in history: Herbert Butterfield, Christian and Whig -- The intellectual as realist: the puzzling career of E.H. Carr -- Enduring passion: E.P. Thompson's reputation -- Olympian universalism: Perry Anderson as essayist -- Hegel in green wellies: Roger Scruton's England -- The great age: the idealizing of Victorian culture -- Always dying: the ideal of the general periodical -- Boomster and the quack: the author as celebrity -- Private reading: the autodidact public -- The completest mode: the literary critic as hero -- From deference to diversity: culture in Britain 1945-2000 -- Well connected: biography and intellectual elites -- National lives: The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography -- HiEdBiz: universities and their publics
Control code
171613835
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 368 pages
Isbn
9780199296781
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2007036880
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)171613835
Label
Common reading : critics, historians, publics, Stefan Collini
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [341]-347) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
On no getting on with it: the criticism of Cyril Connolly -- Rolling it out: V.S. Pritchett's writing life -- The great seer: Aldous Huxley's visions -- Performance: the critical authority of Rebecca West -- Man of letters as hero: the energy of Edmund Wilson -- Plain speaking: the lives of George Orwell -- Believing in oneself: the career of Stephen Spender -- Smacking: the letters of William Empson -- Disappointment: A.L. Rowse in his diaries -- Believing in England: Arthur Bryant, historian as man of letters -- Believing in history: Herbert Butterfield, Christian and Whig -- The intellectual as realist: the puzzling career of E.H. Carr -- Enduring passion: E.P. Thompson's reputation -- Olympian universalism: Perry Anderson as essayist -- Hegel in green wellies: Roger Scruton's England -- The great age: the idealizing of Victorian culture -- Always dying: the ideal of the general periodical -- Boomster and the quack: the author as celebrity -- Private reading: the autodidact public -- The completest mode: the literary critic as hero -- From deference to diversity: culture in Britain 1945-2000 -- Well connected: biography and intellectual elites -- National lives: The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography -- HiEdBiz: universities and their publics
Control code
171613835
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 368 pages
Isbn
9780199296781
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2007036880
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)171613835

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