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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 25.00
The figure of Hamlet haunts our culture like the ghost haunts Shakespeare?s melancholy Dane. Arguably, no literary work is more familiar to us. Everyone knows at least six words from Hamlet, and most people know many more. Yet the play?Shakespeare?s longest?is more than ?passing strange,? and it becomes even more complex when considered closely. ... more...
- Columbia University Press 2013; US$ 34.99
In 1923, Aldous Huxley decried ?the horrors of modern ?pleasure,?? or the proliferation of mass produced, widely accessible delights that could degrade or dull the mind. He and his contemporaries, James Joyce, T.S. Eliot, Gertrude Stein, D.H. Lawrence, and Jean Rhys, sought to radically redefine pleasure, constructing arduous and indirect paths to... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2013; US$ 36.00
In the middle of the eighteenth century, something new made itself felt in European culture—a tone or style that came to be called the sentimental. The sentimental mode went on to shape not just literature, art, music, and cinema, but people’s very structures of feeling, their ways of doing and being. In what is sure to become... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2013; US$ 28.00
Blood. Invention. Language. Resistance. World. Five ordinary words that do a great deal of conceptual work in everyday life and literature. In this original experiment in critical semantics, Roland Greene considers how these five words changed over the course of the sixteenth century and what their changes indicate about broader forces in science,... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 228.95
A Companion to James Joyce offers a unique composite overview and analysis of Joyce's writing, his global image, and his growing impact on twentieth- and twenty-first-century literatures. Brings together 25 newly-commissioned essays by some of the top scholars in the field Explores Joyce's distinctive cultural place in Irish, British and European... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 29.25
This comprehensive anthology contains selections from the work of twenty-five poets of the sixteenth century. Employing the original, rather than normalized, texts, the volume includes complete, non-excerpted poems by John Skelton, Philip Sidney and others. The selections - which include such works as 'The Steele Glass'. Richard S. Sylvester examines... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 99.95
Despite their desire to rise above the so-called 'age of personality' and personal attacks, Romantic-era figures such as Robert Southey, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Leigh Hunt, William Hazlitt, Sydney Owenson, and the explorer John Ross became enmeshed in public feuds with the Edinburgh Review and the Quarterly Review. Finding literary genres... more...