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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 29.95
An extremely complex, yet widely studied text, Jonathan Swift?s Gulliver?s Travels ranks as one of the most scathing satires of British and European society ever published. Students will therefore welcome the publication of Roger Lund?s sourcebook, which provides a clear way through the wealth of contextual and critical material that surounds the... more...
- Bucknell University Press 2013; US$ 84.99
Lives are known textually, and this collection of new essays explores, corrects, and advances contemporary knowledge of historical lives and texts, particularly of the British eighteenth century. Complementing the essays is a complete translation and critical edition of a life of Hester Thrale Piozzi written in French by Frances Burney. more...
- Rutgers University Press 2013; US$ 26.95
This book argues that sentimentalism, an eighteenth- and nineteenth-century literary mode, is alive and well in the modern era. By examining working-class literature that adopts the rhetoric of ?feeling right? in order to promote a proletarian or humanist ideology as well as neo-slave narratives that wrestle with the legacy of slavery and cultural... more...
- BenBella Books, Inc. 2013; US$ 14.95
What is fanfiction, and what is it not? Why does fanfiction matter? And what makes it so important to the future of literature? Fic is a groundbreaking exploration of the history and culture of fan writing and what it means for the way we think about reading, writing, and authorship. It?s a story about literature, community, and technology—about... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 45.00
Affective Disorder and the Writing Life interrogates the mythos of the 'mad writer' through lived experience, literary analysis, writerly reflection and contemporary neuroscience. It explores how affective disorders colour, drive and sometimes silence the writing mind ? and how affective difference has always informed the literary imagination. more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 99.95
Renegotiating the cultural topography of the romantic period and the place of romanticism in subsequent cultural history, this collection focuses romantic writers adaptation of source material and the adaptation in subsequent periods of romantic tropes and ideologies. In essays that challenge hierarchical distinctions between source and text... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 29.95
This sourcebook offers an introduction to Thomas Hardy's crucial novel, offering: a contextual overview, a chronology and reprinted contemporary documents, including a selection of Hardy's poems an overview of the book's early reception and recent critical fortunes, as well as a wide range of reprinted extracts from critical works key passages... more...
- Hamilton Books 2013; US$ 29.99
Reclaiming Our Brains without Losing Our Minds relates the story of a group of women in Yakima, Washington, who form a reading discussion group. Over the course of twenty-nine years, the women hone their minds, exchange ideas, and discover a sense of community that extends beyond the page. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 85.00
Despite the ubiquity of light literature, very little has been written about it. In this original and engaging study, Scott explores the aesthetic quality of lightness as demonstrated by a diverse range of narratives, from Sei Shonagon's Pillow Book , to Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis' Posthumous Memoirs of Brás Cubas , to Voltaire's Candide . more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 28.00
Riddles are threaded through The Hobbit , and are key to Tolkien's creative imagination. The Riddles of The Hobbit situates this novel and the rest of Tolkien's writing in the context of Old English riddling culture, and more modern day examples; it sets out to solve the many riddles of the novel in original and often surprising ways. more...