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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 13.95
Fifteen outstanding writers answered editor Wendy Lesser?s call for original essays on the subject of language?the one they grew up with, and the English in which they write.Despite American assumptions about polite Chinese discourse, Amy Tan believes that there was nothing discreet about the Chinese language with which she grew up. Leonard Michaels... more...
- Wiley 2009; US$ 97.95
Part of the Blackwell Manifestos series, The State of the Novel offers a lively, yet rigorous investigation into the state and future of the contemporary British novel written by an expert in the field. Evaluates the state of the ‘serious literary’ novel and novel criticism Prominent treatment is paid to the ‘internationalization’... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 95.00
Acheraiou challenges postcolonial discourse analysis and proposes a new model of interpretation that resituates the historical, ideological and conceptual denseness of the Colonial idea. He questions key issues, including hybridity, Otherness and territoriality, and expands the postcolonial field by introducing ground-breaking theoretical concepts. more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 8.99
Novels such as Middlemarch and The Mill on the Floss refect Eliot's complex and sometimes contradictory ideas about society, the artist, the role of women, and the interplay of science and religion. Tim Dolin examines Eliot's life and work and the social and intellectual contexts in which they developed. He also explores the ways in which 'George... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 8.99
Wilkie Collins is mainly remembered for his best-selling sensation novel The Woman in White and his detective mystery The Moonstone, both published in the 1860s. However, in a literary career spanning almost forty years he wrote many other works, and Lyn Pykett looks at Collins's long and varied career in relation to the changing circumstances... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 34.99
A fascinating study of English words and phrases in A la recherche du temps perdu, dealing both with the social comedy of French 'Anglomania' - characters who yearn to resemble 'un parfait gentleman' or invite each other to 'le five-o'clock tea' - and with Proust's profound understanding of the necessary 'impurity'... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 29.95
Joseph Conrad?s novella, Heart of Darkness , has fascinated critics and readers alike, engaging them in highly controversial debate as it deals with fundamental issues of good and evil, civilisation, race, love and heroism. This classic tale transcends the boundaries of time and place and has inspired famous film and television adaptations emphasising... more...
- De Gruyter 2008; US$ 105.00
Dietrich Gerhardt takes as his starting point Goethe?s poem Love Gods in the Market-place that was published in Voss? Muses Almanach in 1796 and later became known under the title Who will buy Gods of Love?, to trace the modern transformations undergone in the pictorial arts, literature and music by the late antique motif of love gods. The study moves... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 1987; US$ 74.99
The bold careers of Henry James, D.H. Lawrence, James Joyce, and Samuel Beckett--writers with profoundly unsettled cultural identities--spark Margery Sabin's investigation of values carried through inherited forms of speech. The Dialect of the Tribe offers fresh readings of such great novels as The Golden Bowl, Women in Love, Ulysses, and the Beckett... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2008; US$ 99.95
In a timely and radically new reappraisal of George Orwell's fiction, Loraine Saunders reads Orwell's novels as tales of successful emancipation rather than as fables of failure. Contending that Orwell's artistic achievements have been unjustly overlooked, Saunders brings needed attention to neglected novels such as A Clergyman's Daughter... more...