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Whitworth, Michael H.

Works: 13 works in 117 publications in 2 languages and 3,705 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Historical fiction  Fantasy fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Literature  Romance fiction  Novels 
Roles: Author, Editor, Redactor
Classifications: PR6045.O72, 823.912
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Publications about Michael H Whitworth
Publications by Michael H Whitworth
Most widely held works by Michael H Whitworth
Virginia Woolf by Michael H Whitworth( Book )
24 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and Japanese and held by 467 libraries worldwide
"During Virginia Woolf's lifetime Britain's position in the world changed, and so did the outlook of its people. The Boer War and the First World War forced politicians and citizens alike to ask how far the power of the state extended into the lives of individuals; the rise of fascism provided one menacing answer. Woolf's experiments in fiction, and her unique position in the publishing world, allowed her to address such intersections of the public and the private. Michael Whitworth shows how ideas and images from contemporary novelists, philosophers, theorists, and scientists fuelled her writing, and how critics, film-makers, and novelists have reinterpreted her work for later generations."
Einstein's wake : relativity, metaphor, and modernist literature by Michael H Whitworth( Book )
17 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 374 libraries worldwide
"The revolution in literary form and aesthetic consciousness called modernism arose as the physical sciences were revising their most fundamental concepts: space, time, matter, and the concept of 'science' itself. The coincidence has often been remarked upon in general terms, but rarely considered in detail. Einstein's Wake argues that the interaction of modernism and the 'new physics' is best understood by reference to the metaphors which structured these developments. These metaphors, widely disseminated in the popular science writing of the period, provided a language with which modernist writers could articulate their responses to the experience of modernity. Beginning with influential aspects of nineteenth-century physics, Einstein's Wake qualifies the notion that Einstein alone was responsible for literary 'relativity'; it goes on to examine the fine detail of his legacy in literary appropriations of scientific metaphors, with particular attention to Virginia Woolf, D.H. Lawrence, Wyndham Lewis, and T.S. Eliot."--Jacket
Modernism by Michael H Whitworth( Book )
18 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 291 libraries worldwide
"Modernism" presents a judicious selection of key works relating to literary modernism. Designed to help readers engage with the major critical debates, particularly how literary modernism relates to modernity, as well as to other literary and cultural movements, this guide presents a critical history from the earliest reviews to the most recent theoretical statements. The first of the book's two sections introduces key issues in modernism, looking at the way in which modernist writers themselves understood and constructed modernism. The second section explores how subsequent generations have built upon these constructions and brought new interpretations to the subject. Each reading has been carefully selected for its relevance to the questions surrounding modernism and for its intelligibility to readers still familiarizing themselves with the modernist canon
Locating Woolf : the politics of space and place ( Book )
10 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 249 libraries worldwide
The locations of Virginia Woolf's fictions and essays are rarely neutral backdrops, but spaces whose meanings are produced and reproduced through social activity. Woolf's writings are constantly alive to those meanings and to their contestation, but the nuances are not always immediately apparent. Locating Woolf, a collection of eleven essays by an international range of scholars, is the first book to offer an in-depth treatment of her spatial politics, contributing to emergent debates about modernism and geography. Its innovative readings provide both fresh approaches to well-established texts -- A Room of One's Own, Orlando, Between the Acts -- and new contexts for less familiar essays such as "Thunder at Wembley" and "Evening Over Sussex". Themes considered include gendered spaces, the urban and the rural, the postcolonial, the technological, and the transcultural. The introduction includes a theoretical overview and original readings of Night and Day, Mrs Dalloway, and the London Scene essays
Reading modernist poetry by Michael H Whitworth( Book )
17 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 214 libraries worldwide
This text provides close examinations of key poems by T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, W.B. Yeats, and many others. It considers the key techniques employed to orient and disorient the reader, such as diction, rhythm, and allusion while exploring the ideological implications of subject matter and the literary forms and structures of modernist poetry. This text provides readers with a much wider cultural context of the genre and encourages them to engage with the texts to make their own interpretations, moving away from the question of what the poem
Virginia Woolf-- Mrs Dalloway by Michael H Whitworth( Book )
7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 71 libraries worldwide
"Virginia Woolf's Mrs Dalloway (1925) has long been recognised as one of her outstanding achievements and one of the canonical works of modernist fiction. Each generation of readers has found something new within its pages, which is reflected in its varying critical reception over the last ninety years. As the novel concerns itself with women's place in society, war and madness, it was naturally interpreted differently in the ages of second wave feminism, the Vietnam War and the anti-psychiatry movement. This has, of course, created a rather daunting number of different readings. Michael H. Whitworth contextualizes the most important critical work and draws attention to the distinctive discourses of critical schools, noting their endurance and interplay. Whitworth also examines how adaptations, such as Michael Cunningham's The Hours, can act as critical works in themselves, creating an invaluable guide to Mrs Dalloway"--
Night and day by Virginia Woolf( Book )
6 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 57 libraries worldwide
"The longest of Woolf's novels, Night and Day may also be the most critically neglected. It was her second novel, and when it first appeared in 1919 it was seen by many reviewers as confirmation of the promise seen in The Voyage Out (1915); but by 1922 and the publication of Jacob's Room it had been overshadowed by the emergence of a much bolder and more experimental writer"--
Orlando; a biography by Virginia Woolf( Book )
9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
Orlando, a young nobleman and one of Queen Elizabeth I's court favourites, is the object of many ladies' attentions but, after suffering heartbreak, he prefers literary pursuits to entertaining any thoughts of marriage. Having obtained a ambassadorial post in Constantinople, Orlando falls into a long sleep and wakes up suddenly transformed into a woman. Also blessed with the gift of never ageing, she embarks on adventurous travels throughout Europe and the following centuries, observing what it is like to be female
Virginia Woolf, fame, and la gloire by Michael H Whitworth( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Physics and the literary community, 1905-1939 by Michael H Whitworth( Book )
4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Evolution and the novels of D.H. Lawrence : a Bergsonian interpretation by Mark Taylor( file )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Clinical research in oral health by Michael H Whitworth( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Authorship and the production of literary value, 1982-2012 : Bret Easton Ellis, Paul Auster, J.T. LeRoy, and Tucker Max by Alison Mary Lutton( file )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
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