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Matthews, Steven 1961-

Works: 14 works in 101 publications in 1 language and 3,097 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other, Publishing director
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Most widely held works by Steven Matthews
Modernism : a sourcebook by Steven Matthews( Book )

18 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Sourcebook provides a substantial anthology of documents for contextualising texts from the Modernist period of Anglo-American literature. The documents are supported by substantial editorial, including an authoritative introduction which outlines key historical events, movements, and literary and cultural issues of the time. -- from publisher description
T.S. Eliot and early modern literature by Steven Matthews( )

13 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"T.S. Eliot and Early Modern Literature, for the first time, considers the full imaginative and moral engagement of one of the most influential poets of the twentieth century, T.S. Eliot, with the Early Modern period of literature in English (1580-1630). This engagement haunted Eliot's poetry and critical writing across his career, and would have a profound impact on subsequent poetry across the world, as well as upon academic literary criticism, and wider cultural perceptions. To this end, the book elucidates and contextualizes several facets of Eliot's thinking and its impact: through establishment of his original and eclectic understanding of the Early Modern period in relation to the literary and critical source materials available to him; through consideration of uncollected and archival materials, which suggest a need to reassess established readings of the poet's career; and through attention to Eliot's resonant formulations about the period in consequent literary, critical and artistic arenas. To the end of his life, Eliot had to fend off the presumption that he had, in some way, 'invented' the Early Modern period for the modern age. Yet the presumption holds some force - it is famously and influentially an implication running through Eliot's essays on that earlier period, and through his many references to its writings in his poetry, that the Early Modern period formed the most exact historical analogy for the apocalyptic events (and consequent social, cultural and literary turmoil) of the first half of the twentieth-century. T.S. Eliot and Early Modern Literature gives a comprehensive sense of the vital engagement of this self-consciously modern poet with the earlier period he always declared to be his favourite."--Publisher's website
Les Murray by Steven Matthews( Book )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this critical study of Les Murray's work, Matthews provides a complete picture of his career to date, from his early parables of national emergence, to the working man's epic encounter with major events of the 20th century, Fredy Neptune
Yeats as precursor : readings in Irish, British, and American poetry by Steven Matthews( Book )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this study, Steven Matthews traces through close readings of significant poems, the flow of Yeatsian influence across time, and also across cultural space - from Ireland to Britain and America. He also explores how Yeats has been a crucial founding presence in the major movements of modern poetry criticism, from formalism to the Yale deconstructionists' negotiations with European theory. By engaging centrally with the work of Harold Bloom, Paul de Man and Jacques Derrida, Matthews offers his own theory of Yeatsian influence across the twentieth century."--Jacket
Irish poetry : politics, history, negotiation : the evolving debate, 1969 to the present by Steven Matthews( Book )

20 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The award of the 1995 Nobel Prize for Literature to Seamus Heaney recognized not only the aesthetic achievement of his work, but also its political urgency. Here Steven Matthews presents a genealogy of Irish poetry which centres upon Heaney's recent preoccupation with the relations between poetry, politics and history
Rewriting the thirties : modernism and after by KEITH WILLIAMS( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rewriting the Thirties questions the myth of the 'anti-modernist' decade. Conversely, the editors argue it is a symptomatic, transitional phase between modern and post-modern writing and politics, at a time of cultural and technological change. The text reconsiders some of the leading writers of the period in the light of recent theoretical developments, through essays on the ambivalent assimilation of Modernist influences, among proletarian and canonical novelists including James Barke and George Orwell, and among poets including Auden, MacNeice, Swingler and Bunting, and in the work of feminist writers Vera Brittain and Winifred Holtby. In this substantial remapping, the complexity and scope of literary-critical debate at the time is discussed in relation to theatrical innovation, audience attitudes to the mass medium of modernity - cinema - the poetics of suburbia, consumerism and national ideology, as well as the discursive strategies of British and American documentarism."
Ceaseless music : sounding Wordsworth's The Prelude by Steven Matthews( )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Through a series of poetic responses and critical reflections, Ceaseless Music explores the afterlives of Wordsworth's landmark autobiographical poem The Prelude in literature, philosophy and life writing, together with the insights it can offer into the writing of poetry today. Beginning with an exploration of the poem's genesis, from draft versions found in Wordsworth's notebooks onwards, the book goes on to sound out The Prelude's radical versions of selfhood through its attention to the 'musics' of place and of experience. The scope of the book ranges from biographical writings, to American literature and philosophy, neuroscience, musicology, and British and American poetries. The reader will discover new creative work in various modes, together with many re-echoings of Wordworth's text in later writers, across history, and from across the globe."--Bloomsbury Publishing
Improve your paragraphs by Steven Matthews( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beckett / philosophy by Matthew Feldman( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays, most of which return to or renew something of an empirical or archival approach to the issues, represents the most comprehensive analysis of Beckett's relationship to philosophy in print, how philosophical issues, conundrums, and themes play out amid narrative intricacies. The volume is thus both an astonishingly comprehensive overview and a series of detailed readings of the intersection between philosophical texts and Samuel Beckett's oeuvre, offered by a plurality of voices and bookended by an historical introduction and a thematic conclusion.?S. E. Gontar
Skying by Steven Matthews( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Palgrave sourcebooks( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Modernism and gender by Steven Matthews( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The bilingual child : early development and language contact by Virginia Yip( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

How does a child become bilingual? Drawing on new studies of children exposed to two languages from birth, this book demonstrates how childhood bilingualism develops naturally in response to the two languages in the children's environment
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in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Modernism : a sourcebook
Les MurrayYeats as precursor : readings in Irish, British, and American poetryRewriting the thirties : modernism and afterThe bilingual child : early development and language contact
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