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- Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 100.00
This study traces the steady decline of classical authority in English literature from the mid-seventeenth century and the role of translation in shifting the emphasis away the classical learning. The author focuses on Virgil, once the most revered of poets but also explores the fate of some of his fellow Ancients. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 95.00
This book offers a post-structuralist inspired explication of Conrad's literary vision and its defining feature, the aesthetic principle. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 11.99
This book examines acclaimed Italian author and Holocaust survivor Primo Levi's life through his works, from his childhood through to his internment at Auschwitz, his careers as scientist and writer, and his eventual depression and death, describing his ability to reinvent his world through his writing. more...
- Princeton University Press 2008; US$ 28.95
Though often defined as having opposite aims, means, and effects, modernism and modern propaganda developed at the same time and influenced each other in surprising ways. The professional propagandist emerged as one kind of information specialist, the modernist writer as another. Britain was particularly important to this double history. By secretly... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 40.00
A 2009 literary account of how the modern divide between the sciences and the humanities emerged in the eighteenth century. more...
- De Gruyter 2009; US$ 224.00
This collected volume is dedicated to Prof Hans Otto Horch on the occasion of his 65th birthday. Prof. Horch has done much to enrich the academic processing of the history of German-Jewish literature and culture. The wide range of his interests is reflected in these papers by internationally-renowned Germanists, historians and cultural researchers,... more...
- De Gruyter 2009; US$ 238.00
This first comparative study of writers who fled from both the Nazi and Communist dictatorships in East-Central Europe includes interpretations of individual trajectories, literary works, and exile literary cultures. A historical and theoretical introduction provides an overview of the events and studies exile cultures from Paris, London, and New York... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 90.00
This book explores the relationship between H.G. Wells's scientific romances and the discourses of science in the 1890s and early years of the twentieth century. It investigates how Wells utilizes his early fiction to participate in a range of topical scientific disputes and, increasingly, as a means to instigate social reform. more...
- De Gruyter 2009; US$ 112.00
In the 17th century a profound change took place in the depiction of the body and the erotic. Whilst the metaphysics of Donne and Crashaw represented theology under the sign of the erotic and simultaneously theologized the corporeal, the Cavaliers had severed these alliances since the 1620?s. Influenced by the invention of the stage figure, Don Juan,... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2010; US$ 52.00
This study centres on the fiction of the New Zealand writer Yvonne du Fresne, the descendant of Danish and Danish-Huguenot families who emigrated to New Zealand in the late-nineteenth century and settled in the Manawatu area. It explores how memories of the past haunt generations of immigrants, and how issues of language, politics, and social norms... more...