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The Cambridge Companion To Modern Spanish Culture

Author : David T. Gies
ISBN : 0521574293
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book offers a comprehensive account of modern Spanish culture from its beginnings in the Revolution of 1868 to the present day. Specially-commissioned essays by leading experts analyze the historical and political background of modern Spain, the culture of major regions including Castile, Catalonia, and the Basque Country, and the country's literature. There are studies of painting, sculpture, architecture, cinema, dance, music, and the modern media. A chronology and guides to further reading assist in making the volume an invaluable introduction to the politics, literature and culture of modern Spain.

The Cambridge Companion To Modern Latin American Culture

Author : John King
ISBN : 0521636515
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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An introduction to the history, politics, art and literature of modern Latin America.

The Cambridge Companion To Modern American Culture

Author : C. W. E. Bigsby
ISBN : 9780521841320
Genre : History
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The Cambridge Companion to Modern American Culture offers a comprehensive, authoritative and accessible overview of the cultural themes and intellectual issues that drive the dominant culture of the twentieth century. The essays explore the social, political and economic forces that have made America what it is today. Varied, extensive and challenging, this Companion is essential reading for students and teachers of American studies around the world. It is the most accessible and useful introduction available to an exciting ...

The Cambridge Companion To Modern Italian Culture

Author : Zygmunt G. Baranski
ISBN : 0521559820
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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This collection of essays provides a comprehensive account of the culture of modern Italy. Contributions focus on a wide range of political, historical and cultural questions. The volume provides information and analysis on such topics as regionalism, the growth of a national language, social and political cultures, the role of intellectuals, the Church, the left, feminism, the separatist movements, organised crime, literature, art, design, fashion, the mass media, and music. While offering a thorough history of Italian cultural movements, political trends and literary texts over the last century and a half, the volume also examines the cultural and political situation in Italy today and suggests possible future directions in which the country might move. Each essay contains suggestions for further reading on the topics covered. The Cambridge Companion to Modern Italian Culture is an invaluable source of materials for courses on all aspects of modern Italy.

The Cambridge Companion To Modern French Culture

Author : Nicholas Hewitt
ISBN : 052179465X
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book provides a comprehensive account of the culture of modern France. Specially- commissioned essays by leading specialists focus on a wide range of political, historical and cultural questions. The volume provides information and analysis on such topics as national identity, architecture, the mass media, food, literature, cinema, intellectual culture and music. The volume is well supported by supplementary material including a chronology, illustrations and suggestions for further reading. The Cambridge Companion to Modern French Culture is an invaluable source of materials for courses on all aspects of modern France.

The Cambridge Companion To Modern British Culture

Author : Michael Higgins
ISBN : 9780521864978
Genre : History
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A lively and informative set of perspectives on the key themes that shape modern Britain.

The Cambridge Companion To Modern Chinese Culture

Author : Kam Louie
ISBN : 9780521863223
Genre : History
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A wide-ranging and accessibly written guide to the key aspects of elite and popular culture in contemporary China.

The Cambridge Companion To Medievalism

Author : Louise D'Arcens
ISBN : 9781107086715
Genre : History
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An introduction to medievalism offering a balance of accessibility and sophistication, with comprehensive overviews as well as detailed case studies.

The Cambridge Companion To The Spanish Novel

Author : Harriet Turner
ISBN : 0521778158
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This volume examines the role played by historical events and cultural contexts in the elaboration of the Spanish novel.

The Cambridge Companion To Wilkie Collins

Author : Jenny Bourne Taylor
ISBN : 9781139827331
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Wilkie Collins was one of the most popular writers of the nineteenth century. He is best known for The Woman in White, which inaugurated the sensation novel in the 1860s, and The Moonstone, one of the first detective novels; but he wrote over 20 novels, plays and short stories during a career that spanned four decades. This Companion offers a fascinating overview of Collins's writing. In a wide range of essays by leading scholars, it traces the development of his career, his position as a writer and his complex relation to contemporary cultural movements and debates. Collins's exploration of the tensions which lay beneath Victorian society is analysed through a variety of critical approaches. A chronology and guide to further reading are provided, making this book an indispensable guide for all those interested in Wilkie Collins and his work.

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