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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 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 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 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 Cervantes

Author : Anthony J. Cascardi
ISBN : 9780521663878
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The Cambridge Companion to Cervantes offers a comprehensive treatment of Cervantes' life and work.

The Cambridge Companion To Modern German Culture

Author : Eva Kolinsky
ISBN : 0521568706
Genre : History
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One of the most intriguing questions of our time is how some of the masterpieces of modernity originated in a country in which personal liberty and democracy were slow to emerge. This Companion provides an authoritative account of modern German culture since the onset of industrialisation, the rise of mass society and the nation state. Newly written and researched by experts in their respective fields, individual chapters trace developments in German culture - including national identity, class, Jews in German society, minorities and women, the functions of folk and mass culture, poetry, drama, theatre, dance, music, art, architecture, cinema and mass media - from the nineteenth century to the present. Guidance is given for further reading and a chronology is provided. In its totality the Companion shows how the political and social processes that shaped modern Germany are intertwined with cultural genres and their agendas of creative expression.

The Cambridge Companion To Modernism

Author : Michael Levenson
ISBN : 9781107010635
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This Companion has long been a standard introduction to the field. This second edition is updated and enhanced with four new chapters, addressing the key themes being researched, taught and studied in modernism. Its interdisciplinary approach is central to its success as it brings together readings of the many varieties of modernism. Chapters address the major literary genres, the intellectual, religious and political contexts, and parallel developments in film, painting and music. The catastrophe of the First World War, the emergence of feminism, the race for empire, the conflict among classes: the essays show how these events and circumstances shaped aesthetic and literary experiments. In doing so, they explain clearly both the precise formal innovations in language, image, scene and tone, and the broad historical conditions of a movement that aspired to transform culture.

A Companion To Latin American Literature And Culture

Author : Sara Castro-Klaren
ISBN : 9781118661352
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A Companion to Latin American Literature and Culture reflects the changes that have taken place in cultural theory and literary criticism since the latter part of the twentieth century. Written by more than thirty experts in cultural theory, literary history, and literary criticism, this authoritative and up-to-date reference places major authors in the complex cultural and historical contexts that have compelled their distinctive fiction, essays, and poetry. This text provides the historical background to help the reader understand the people and culture that have defined Latin American literature and its reception. Each chapter also includes short selected bibliographic guides and recommendations for further reading.

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