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Peach, Linden 1951-

Overview
Works: 25 works in 200 publications in 3 languages and 6,984 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Biographies  Conference papers and proceedings  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Actor, Other
Classifications: PS3563.O8749, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Linden Peach
Toni Morrison by Linden Peach( Book )

55 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and Spanish and held by 1,892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This succinct, critical introduction to Morrison's work seeks to make her novels more accessible through unravelling notions of self-representation and narrative structure which will be new to readers accustomed to Euro-American literary conventions. Without ghettoising Morrison as a black woman writer, this is the first major study of how the experimental narrative strategies of her fiction are determined by its African-American content. Linden Peach argues that her novels are most usefully approached through an examination of the innovative techniques which they employ and the creative possibilities these offer
British influence on the birth of American Literature by Linden Peach( Book )

20 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Angela Carter by Linden Peach( Book )

31 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It offers an in-depth discussion of Carter's much neglected first novel, Shadow Dance, and suggests fresh approaches to other texts, including Carter's indebtedness to Euro-American Gothic and her concern with carnivalesque and theatre as sites of illegitimate power. Carter's fiction is interpreted within frameworks derived from the work of Julia Kristeva, Jean Baudrillard, Melanie Klein and Bertolt Brecht
Virginia Woolf by Linden Peach( Book )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Virginia Woolf is one of the great innovators of the modernist novel and a seminal figure in feminist writings. In this new book discussing the whole of Woolf's fiction, Linden Peach argues that Woolf was also a more sophisticated political thinker than has been generally recognised, interested in the complex relationship between history, politics, and language. In particular, Peach shows how Woolf's fiction explores the dialogic relationship between past and present and the coded and concealed meanings of public discourse."--Jacket
The contemporary Irish novel : critical readings by Linden Peach( Book )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This essential guide offers innovative critical readings of key contemporary novels from Ireland and Northern Ireland. Linden Peach discusses texts that are representative of the richness of Irish writing during the 1980s and 1990s, and reads works by established authors alongside those by the new generation of writers." "The Contemporary Irish Novel addresses themes such as ghosts and haunting, mimicry, authority and subversion, the relocation and reinscription of identity, the mother figure, parent-child relations, madness, masculinity, self-harm, sexuality, domestic violence, fetishism and postmodernity. Drawing on a range of critical approaches including postcolonial, gender and psychoanalytic theory, Peach explores and celebrates the diversity of Irish fiction and suggests that the boundary between literature and theory is as permeable as that between Ireland and Northern Ireland."--Jacket
The prose writing of Dylan Thomas by Linden Peach( Book )

12 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Masquerade, crime and fiction : criminal deceptions by Linden Peach( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Focusing upon the surprisingly neglected area of the criminal as a 'performer', Masquerade, Crime and Fiction offers a new framework within which to read literary and popular fiction about crime and criminality."--BOOK JACKET
Contemporary Irish and Welsh women's fiction : gender, desire and power by Linden Peach( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is the first comparative study of fiction by late twentieth and twenty-first century women writers from Ireland, Northern Ireland and Wales. It breaks new ground in its comparative framework and in exploring texts that deserve more serious critical attention than they have received and which deal with subjects that have been previously absent from or marginalized in Welsh and Irish literary fiction in English." "The writing discussed approaches topics such as identity, sexuality, gender, family and nation in new and exciting ways. This pioneering, accessible study will therefore be useful to students of literature and to students interested in women's studies, gender studies and cultural studies." "Its vigorous interpretations of a wide range of texts within their cultural contexts provide innovative and refreshing perspectives on themes that are at the heart of Welsh, Irish and Celtic studies."--book jacket
Ancestral lines : culture & identity in the work of six contemporary poets by Linden Peach( Book )

7 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fiction of Emyr Humphreys : contemporary critical perspectives by Linden Peach( Book )

12 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For over half a century, Emyr Humphreysâ⁰₉s work as a novelist, short story writer, poet, dramatist and television producer has been extraordinarily impressive. This pioneering and stimulating book considers Humphreysâ⁰₉s fiction from a range of contemporary critical perspectives and stresses its relevance to the 21st century. Drawing on the work of leading modern cultural and literary theorists such as Jacques Derrida and Homi Bhabha, psychoanalytic critics such as Melanie Klein and Jacqueline Rose, and gender theorists such as Judith Butler, Linden Peach brings fresh perspectives to the content, structure and developing nature of Humphreysâ⁰₉s work, employing, for example, historicist, post-historicist, new geography, psychoanalytic and feminist and postfeminist frameworks. Through detailed readings which highlight subjects such as gender identity, contested masculinities, war, pacifism, strangeness and â⁰othernessâ⁰₉, problematic father and daughter relationships, and cultural discourse in complex linguistic environments, Peach suggests that Humphreysâ⁰₉s work is best understood as â⁰₈dramaticâ⁰₉, â⁰₈dissidentâ⁰₉ and/or â⁰₈dilemmaâ⁰₉ fiction rather than by the term â⁰₈Protestant novelistâ⁰₉ which Humphreys used to describe himself at the outset of his career. Stressing how Humphreys came to see himself as more of a â⁰₈protestingâ⁰₉ novelist, Peach examines how the dilemmas around which his fiction is based, originally linked to Humphreysâ⁰₉s definition of himself as a â⁰₈protestantâ⁰₉ writer, increasingly become sites in which controversial, and often dark themes, are explored. This approach to Humphreysâ⁰₉s work is pursued through exciting readings of some of Humphreys best and lesser known works including A Manâ⁰₉s Estate, A Toy Epic, Outside the House of Baal, the Best of Friends, salt of the Earth, Unconditional Surrender, The Gift
English as a creative art : literary concepts linked to creative writing by Linden Peach( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and Turkish and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aimed at English literature and language students, teachers, student teachers and teacher educators, this book provides an examination of modern literary theory and critical appreciation from the perspective of the creative writer
Christopher Caudwell : Marxism and culture : papers from the international conference at Goldsmiths' College( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between the acts ; The years by Virginia Woolf( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The years ; Between the acts by Virginia Woolf( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary Irish and Welsh women's literature by Linden Peach( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Man-out-of-clothes : Melville's debt to Carlyle by Linden Peach( )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The true face of democracy? : Carlyle's challenge to Whitman's idealism by Linden Peach( )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Toni Morrison by Linden Peach( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Emyr Humphreys : Contemporary Critical Perspectives by Linden Peach( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Criminal Deceptions : Criminal Deceptions by Linden Peach( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a framework within which to read literary and popular fiction about criminality and the criminal. This study of crime and masquerade in fiction focuses upon the criminal as a 'performer'. It integrates literary and cultural criticism with innovative arguments about gender, masquerade, crime and culture
 
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Angela CarterVirginia WoolfThe contemporary Irish novel : critical readingsMasquerade, crime and fiction : criminal deceptionsContemporary Irish and Welsh women's fiction : gender, desire and powerAncestral lines : culture & identity in the work of six contemporary poetsThe fiction of Emyr Humphreys : contemporary critical perspectivesEnglish as a creative art : literary concepts linked to creative writing