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On the avenue of the mys­tery: the post­war coun­ter­cul­ture in nov­els and film
BuchcoverThis vol­ume is a study of eight major nov­els from the post­war peri­od (1945–65) in con­junc­tion with the films made from them dur­ing a lat­er peri­od of a lit­tle less than three decades strad­dling the mil­len­ni­um (1985–2012). The com­par­i­son of these nov­els (by Ken Kesey, Paul Bowles, Car­son McCullers, Jack Ker­ouac, James Bald­win, Alexan­der Troc­chi, William Bur­roughs, and Peter Matthiessen) with their film adap­ta­tions offers the oppor­tu­ni­ty for a his­tor­i­cal reassess­ment not only of the nov­el­s­them­selves but also of the glob­al coun­ter­cul­ture of the years 1965–75, which they pre­fig­ure in a vari­ety of ways. Appear­ing more than a decade after the wan­ing of the coun­ter­cul­ture and in some cas­es as much as fifty years after the nov­els on which they are based, the films dis­play sig­nif­i­cant revi­sions and omis­sions prompt­ed by the his­tor­i­cal and cul­tur­al changes of the inter­ven­ing years. Where­as these changes are nowa­days often inter­pret­ed in pure­ly polit­i­cal terms, this book argues that the expe­ri­ence of mys­tery and its decline is cen­tral to the nov­els and films and is a key fea­ture of the peri­od of cul­tur­al trans­for­ma­tion that they book­end. At once a work of lit­er­ary crit­i­cism, film stud­ies, and cul­tur­al his­to­ry, this book has the poten­tial to reach both an aca­d­e­m­ic audi­ence and the broad­er read­er­ship that has long exist­ed for these nov­els as well as the even broad­er one inter­est­ed in reap­prais­ing the peri­od of the glob­al counterculture—among the most impor­tant of the influ­ences that have shaped the con­tem­po­rary world.
Chap­ters 1 and 2 of this book are freely avail­able as a down­load­able Open Access PDFs.
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Cre­at­ing your own space: the metaphor of the house in fem­i­nist lit­er­a­ture
BuchcoverThe rela­tion­ship between women and hous­es has always been com­plex. Many influ­en­tial writ­ers have used the space of the house to por­tray women’s con­flicts with the soci­ety of their time. On the one hand, hous­es can rep­re­sent a place of phys­i­cal, psy­cho­log­i­cal and moral restric­tions, and on the oth­er, they often serve as a metaphor for eco­nom­ic free­dom and social accep­tance. This usage is par­tic­u­lar­ly pro­nounced in works writ­ten in the nine­teenth and twen­ti­eth cen­tu­ry, when restric­tions on women’s roles were chang­ing: „anx­i­eties about space some­times seem to dom­i­nate the lit­er­a­ture of both nine­teenth-cen­tu­ry women and their twen­ti­eth-cen­tu­ry descen­dants.“ The Metaphor of the House in Fem­i­nist Lit­er­a­ture uses a fem­i­nist lit­er­ary crit­i­cism approach in order to exam­ine the use of the house as metaphor in nine­teenth and twen­ti­eth cen­tu­ry lit­er­a­ture.
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