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The Reception of H.G. Wells in Europe : Reception of British Authors in Europe - Patrick Parrinder

The Reception of H.G. Wells in Europe

Reception of British Authors in Europe

Hardcover Published: 12th May 2005
ISBN: 9780826462534
Number Of Pages: 464

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The Reception of British Authors in Europe series includes literary and political figures, as well as philosophers, historians and scientists. Each volume provides new research on the ways in which selected authors have been translated, published, distributed, read, reviewed A pioneering scholarly collection of essays outlining the breadth and significance of H. G. Wells's literary and political impact throughout 20th-century Europe H.G. Wells was described by one of his European critics as a 'seismograph of his age'. He is one of the founding fathers of modern science fiction, and as a novelist, essayist, educationalist and political propagandist his influence has been felt in every European country. This collection of essays by scholarly experts shows the varied and dramatic nature of Wells's reception, including translations, critical appraisals, novels and films on Wellsian themes, and responses to his own well-publicized visits to Russia and elsewhere. The authors chart the intense ideological debate that his writings occasioned, particularly in the inter-war years, and the censorship of his books in Nazi Germany and Francoist Spain. This book offers pioneering insights into Wells's contribution to 20th century European literature and to modern political ideas, including the idea of European union.

Industry Reviews

(FR) 'Elinor Shaffer, grande specialiste de litterature comparee de l'Universite de Londres ..., aura eu tot fait de rendre incontournable la recente collection d'ouvrages evoquant la reception d'auteurs britanniques, et publiee par Thoemmes Continuum dans la serie Athlone Critical Traditions . Le remarquable volume inaugural consacre a Virginia Woolf en 2002 a ete suivi, en quatre courtes annees, d'une liste impressionnante de titres [qui] mobilisent la meme energie collective a l'echelle internationale.

(EN)Elinor Shaffer, an eminent specialist in comparative literature, from the University of London...will have made it impossible to circumvent the recent collection of works evoking the reception of British authors, published by Continuum in the series "Athlone Critical Traditions." The remarkable inaugural volume devoted to Virginia Woolf in 2002 was followed, in four short years, by an impressive list of titles [each] mobilising the same collective energy on an international scale.

(FR)Parce qu'il tient a la fois de l'etude bibliographique a l'echelle europeenne, et de l'analyse theorique de la reception de l'oeuvre litteraire, ce livre fait pleinement honneur a la collection soignee qui l'abrite, tout en offrant un nouvel outil precieux au lecteur de Wells.' (EN)...because it holds the bibliographical study on a European scale, and the theoretical analysis of the reception of the literary oeuvre, this book fully honours the neat collection which shelters it, while offering a new invaluable tool to Wells readers.' Extract from Christine Huguet (Universite de Lille III), "Etudes Anglaises", 60.2 (2007): 246-47.

Series Editor's Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xiii
List of Contributorsp. xv
Abbreviationsp. xix
Timeline: European Reception of H. G. Wellsp. xxiii
Introductionp. 1
H. G. Wells's Critical Reception in Francep. 14
Henry-D.Davray and the Mercure de Francep. 28
Russia Revisitedp. 48
H. G. Wells in Russian Literary Criticism, 1890s-1940sp. 63
Future Perfect: H. G. Wells and Bolshevik Russia, 1917-32p. 74
White Elephants and Black Machines: H. G. Wells and German Culture, 1920-45p. 91
Ignorance, Opportunism, Propaganda and Dissent: The Reception of H. G. Wells in Nazi Germanyp. 105
H. G. Wells's Polish Receptionp. 126
On Translations of H. G. Wells's Works into Polishp. 152
A Welcome Guest: the Czech Reception of H. G. Wellsp. 165
Critics and Defenders of H. G. Wells in Interwar Hungaryp. 175
The Puzzling Connection between H.G. Wells and Frigyes Karinthyp. 195
H. G. Wells, Italian Futurism and Marinetti's Gli Indomabili (The Untamables)p. 205
An Approximation of H.G. Wells's Impact on Cataloniap. 222
H. G. Wells and the Discourse of Censorship in Franco's Spainp. 236
News from Nowhere: Portuguese Dialogues with H. G. Wellsp. 253
Clashing Utopias: H. G. Wells and Catholic Irelandp. 267
French and Russian Science Fiction
A Tale of Two Science Fictions: H. G. Wells in France and the Soviet Unionp. 280
European Film
'The Invisible Wells' in European Cinema and Televisionp. 302
European Unification
H. G. Wells and the International Pan-European Unionp. 321
Bibliographyp. 339
Indexp. 405
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ISBN: 9780826462534
ISBN-10: 0826462537
Series: Reception of British Authors in Europe
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 464
Published: 12th May 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.26  x 3.94
Weight (kg): 0.83
Edition Number: 1