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Beaumont, Matthew 1972-

Overview
Works: 22 works in 117 publications in 4 languages and 5,683 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Detective and mystery fiction  Biography  Interviews  Fantasy fiction  Christian fiction  Utopian fiction  Drama 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PR4453.C4, 813.4
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Publications about Matthew Beaumont
Publications by Matthew Beaumont
Most widely held works by Matthew Beaumont
Adventures in realism by Matthew Beaumont( Book )
16 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 339 libraries worldwide
Adventures in Realism offers an accessible introduction to realism as it has evolved since the 19th century. Though focused on literature and literary theory, the significance of technology and the visual arts is also addressed. Comprises 16 newly-commissioned essays written by a distinguished group of contributors, including Slavoj Zizek and Frederic Jameson Provides the historical, cultural, intellectual, and literary contexts necessary to understand developments in realism Addresses the artistic mediums and technologies such as painting and film that have helped shape the way we perceive reality. Explores literary and pictorial sub-genres, such as naturalism and socialist realism. Includes a brief bibliography and suggestions for further reading at the end of each section
Restless cities ( Book )
7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 275 libraries worldwide
"The metropolis is a site of endless making and unmaking. From the attempt to imagine a 'city-symphony' to the cinematic tradition that runs from Walter Ruttmann to Terence Davies, Restless Cities traces the idiosyncratic character of the metropolitan city from the nineteenth century to the twenty-first-century megalopolis. With explorations of phenomena including nightwalking, urbicide, property, commuting and recycling, this wide-ranging new book identifies and traces the patterns that have defined everyday life in the modern city and its effect on us as individuals. Bringing together some of the most significant cultural writers of our time, Restless Cities is an illuminating, revelatory journey to the heart of our metropolitan world."--Publisher's website
The task of the critic : Terry Eagleton in dialogue by Terry Eagleton( Book )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 264 libraries worldwide
"Terry Eagleton occupies a unique position in the English-speaking world today. He is not only a productive literary theorist, but also a novelist and playwright. He remains a committed socialist deeply hostile to the zeitgeist. Over the last forty years his public interventions have enlivened an otherwise bland and conformist culture. His pen, as many colleagues in the academyincluding Harold Bloom, Gayatri Spivak and Homi Bhabhahave learnt, is merciless and unsparing. As a critic Eagleton has not shied away from confronting the high priests of native conformity as highlighted by his coruscating polemic against Martin Amis on the issue of civil liberties and religion. This comprehensive volume of interviews covers both his life and the development of his thought and politics. Lively and insightful, they will appeal not only to those with an interest in Eagleton himself, but to all those interested in the evolution of radical politics, modernism, cultural theory, the history of ideas, sociology, semantic inquiry and the state of Marxist theory."--Publisher's description
Nightwalking : a nocturnal history of London Chaucer to Dickens by Matthew Beaumont( Book )
12 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 249 libraries worldwide
""Nightwalking is, in both the physical and the moral meanings of the term, deviant. At night, in other words, the idea of wandering cannot be dissociated from the idea of erring - wanderring. This elision or semantic slurring is present in the final lines of John Milton's Paradise Lost (1667), where the poet offers a glimpse, for perpetuity, of Adam and Eve, after their expulsion from Paradise, entering the post-lapsarian world on foot: 'They, hand in hand, with wandering steps and slow, / Through Eden took their solitary way.' Wandering steps. In a double sense, Adam and Eve are errant: at once itinerant and aberrant. They are condemned to a life of ceaseless, restless sinfulness. ""--
Looking backward, 2000-1887 by Edward Bellamy( Book )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 188 libraries worldwide
Edward Bellamy's Looking Backward (1888) is a thunderous indictment of industrial capitalism and a resplendent vision of life in a socialist utopia. Matthew Beaumont's lively edition explores the political and psychological peculiarities of this celebrated utopian fiction. - ;'No person can be blamed for refusing to read another word of what promises to be a mere imposition upon his credulity.'. Julian West, a feckless aristocrat living in fin-de-si--egrave--;cle Boston, plunges into a deep hypnotic sleep in 1887 and wakes up in the year 2000. America has been turned into a rigorously centrali
A concise companion to realism ( Book )
9 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 187 libraries worldwide
A Concise Companion to Realism offers an accessible introduction to realism as it has evolved since the 19th century. Though focused on literature and literary theory, the significance of technology and the visual arts is also addressed. Comprises newly-commissioned essays written by a distinguished group of contributors, including: Slavoj Zizek, Frederic Jameson and Terry Eagleton. Provides the historical, cultural, intellectual, and literary contexts necessary to understand developments in realism. Addresses the artistic mediums and technologies such as painting and film that have helped shape the way we perceive reality. Explores literary and pictorial sub-genres, such as naturalism and socialist realism
Studies in the history of the Renaissance by Walter Pater( Book )
7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 172 libraries worldwide
Through his highly idiosyncratic readings of some of the finest paintings, sculptures, and poems of the French and Italian Renaissance, Walter Pater in Studies in the History of the Renaissance redefined the practice of criticism as an impressionistic, almost erotic exploration of the critic's aesthetic responses. Pater's infamous nullConclusion, null which forever linked him with the decadent movement, scandalized many with its insistence on making pleasure the sole motive of life, even as it charmed fellow aesthetes such as Oscar Wilde. This edition of Studies reproduces the text of the first edition of 1873. Matthew Beaumont's Introduction describes the cultural context that gave rise to the book, the reasons for its notoriety, Pater's philosophical outlook, and the arguments in his book. It explores Pater's work as an attempt to preserve the unique aesthetic of a work of art in the face of encroaching mass culture. The book also includes the later chapter on Giorgione as an Appendix, comprehensive notes that identify the many literary and artistic references, and a useful glossary of names. - Publisher
Utopia Ltd. : ideologies of social dreaming in England, 1870-1900 by Matthew Beaumont( Book )
15 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 158 libraries worldwide
This book uncovers the historical preconditions for the explosive revival of utopian literature at the nineteenth-century fin de siecle, and excavates its ideological content. It marks a contribution not only to the literary and cultural history of the late-Victorian period, and to the expanding field of utopian studies, but to the development of a Marxist critique of utopianism. The book is particularly concerned with three kinds of political utopia or anti-utopia, those of 'state socialism', feminism, and anti-communism (the characteristic expression of this last example being the cacotopia). After an extensive contextual account of the politics of utopia in late-nineteenth century England, it devotes a chapter to each of these topics before developing an original reinterpretation of William Morris's seminal Marxist utopia, News from Nowhere
The spectre of Utopia : utopian and science fictions at the fin de siècle by Matthew Beaumont( Book )
15 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 100 libraries worldwide
G.K. Chesterton, London and Modernity by Matthew Beaumont( Book )
8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 91 libraries worldwide
"G.K. Chesterton, London and Modernity is the first book to explore the persistent theme of the city in Chesterton's writing. Situating him in relation to both Victorian and Modernist literary paradigms, the book explores a range of theoretical and methodological approaches to address the way his imaginative investments and political interventions conceive urban modernity and the central figure of London. While Chesterton's work has often been valued for its wit and whimsy, this book argues that he is also a distinctive urban commentator, whose sophistication has been underappreciated in comparison to more canonical contemporaries. With chapters written by leading scholars in the field of 20th century literature, the book also provides fresh readings and suggests new contexts for central texts such as The Man Who Was Thursday, The Napoleon of Notting Hill and the Father Brown stories. It also discusses lesser-known works, such as Manalive and The Resurrection of Rome, drawing out their significance for scholars interested in urban representation and practice in the first three decades of the twentieth century"--
As radical as reality Itself : essays on Marxism and art for the 21st century ( Book )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 67 libraries worldwide
The railway and modernity : time, space, and the machine ensemble ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 45 libraries worldwide
The man who was Thursday : a nightmare by G. K Chesterton( Book )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
In a park in London, secret policeman Gabriel Syme strikes up a conversation with an anarchist. Sworn to do his duty, Syme uses his new acquaintance to go undercover in Europe's Central Anarchist Council and infiltrate their deadly mission, even managing to have himself voted to the position of 'Thursday'. When Syme discovers another undercover policeman on the Council, however, he starts to question his role in their operations. And as a desperate chase across Europe begins, his confusion grows, as well as his confidence in his ability to outwit his enemies. But he has still to face the greatest terror that the Council has: a man named Sunday, whose true nature is worse than Syme could ever have imagined
Realism by Matthew Beaumont( file )
in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Hihyo towa nanika : Iguruton subete o kataru by Terry Eagleton( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in Japanese and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Spectre of Utopia : the politics of Utopian literature in the late Victorian period by Matthew Beaumont( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Pi ping jia de ren wu : Yu Teli Yigeerdun de dui hua by Terry Eagleton( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in Chinese and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Jak nepřežít vlastní smrt by Matthew Beaumont( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in Czech and held by 2 libraries worldwide
A communion of just men made perfect : Walter Pater, romantic anti-capitalism and the Paris Commune by Matthew Beaumont( Article )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Penguin Classics Introduction to The Man Who Was Thursday by G.K. Chesterton by Matthew Beaumont( file )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
 
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B., M. 1972-
Beaumont, Mathew 1972-
Beaumont, Matt
Beaumont, Matthew 1972-...
Beaumont, Matthew Henry 1972-
ボーモント, マシュー
Languages
English (111)
Japanese (2)
Chinese (1)
Czech (1)
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